Welcome to another Wildcard Wednesday and the results of our second annual contest! This year, with a grand total of 76/100, or 25/33, GaryK328 is our grand prize winner! He wins:
- An original script (final draft) for Murphy Browns’ classic “Brown Like Me (I & II)”
- An original script (table draft) for Seinfeld‘s “The Chinese Restaurant”
- The third season of Dream On (1992, HBO)
- The complete run of Ink (1996-1997, CBS)
- The complete run of My World And Welcome To It (1969-1970, NBC)
- The complete run of The Duck Factory (1984, NBC)
- Your choice of any unreleased series that’s been covered on this site since 2013!
In second place were Michael KD and Bernie Dalton! They win digital copies of the third season of Dream On (1992, HBO) and a PDF of the table draft for Seinfeld‘s “The Chinese Restaurant.” I will be contacting each of the three above winners via email.
I sincerely want to thank everyone who played. As a show of gratitude, I will be emailing all participants with access to the third season of Dream On! I’m so grateful for your readership and am ceaselessly buoyed by your support and interest in the work I do here. You certainly help make it a joy! So, now, here are the answers to the contest (and let me know if, by chance, my score calculations were faulty)…
Best Season: MARRIED… WITH CHILDREN Season Eight
Best Episode: “Honey, I Blew Up Myself”
Best Performer: Ed O’Neill
Best Season: MURPHY BROWN Season Two
Best Episode: “Brown Like Me (I)”
Best Performer: Colleen Dewhurst
Best Season: MURPHY BROWN Season Six
Best Episode: “It’s Just Like Riding A Bike”
Best Performer: Candice Bergen
Best Season: SEINFELD Seasons One & Two
Best Episode: “The Chinese Restaurant”
Best Performer: Jason Alexander
Best Season: SEINFELD Season Five
Best Episode: “The Contest”
Best Performer: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Best Season: DREAM ON Season Two
Best Episode: “The Yada Yada”
Best Performer: Brian Benben
Best Season: DREAM ON Season Three
Best Episode: “I Never Promised You Charoses, Martin”
Best Performer: Denny Dillon
Best Season: THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW Season Three
Best Episode: “Eight”
Best Performer: Jeffrey Tambor
Best Season: THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW Season Six
Best Episode: “Mrs. Newton’s Body Lies A-Mould’ring In The Grave”
Best Performer: Tom Poston
Best Season: NEWHART Season Six
Best Episode: “Fun With Dick And Joanna”
Best Performer: Bob Newhart
Best Season: WINGS Season Three
Best Episode: “Goodbye, Old Friend”
Best Performer: Tony Shalhoub
Come back next Wednesday for another Wildcard post! And tune in Tuesday for more Wings!
I’m surprised Tom POSTON won that. Otherwise glad I played
When are you reviewing Newsradio, 3rd Rock and Raymond
Hi, Track! Thanks for reading and commenting.
I think I noted this at the start of NEWHART coverage, but I’m a big fan of Poston’s work on the series. As with the show’s star, he’s among the only regulars who I think embodies the “palpable humanity” that typified MTM’s earlier, brand-defining sitcoms.
Regarding those other three series, I’ve promised to feature EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND here before this blog ends, and the other two are good possibilities within the next two years; stay tuned…
Thank you for my special prize, JAckson! I’m so glad I found your blog and I look forward to every new musical theatre post..
Hi, Ian! Thanks for reading, commenting, and playing!
I’m glad you enjoyed your prize — stay tuned for next month’s Musical Theatre Monday post. Trust me: you’re going to LOVE it.
Do you know when you’ll be doing a contest based on your favorite sitcom episodes of the eighties?
Hi, Charlie! Thanks for reading and commenting.
Not sure — I drafted a list earlier this year and came to the conclusion that with CHEERS and THE GOLDEN GIRLS dominating the other competition, it wasn’t as interesting a compilation as the ’70s’ had been. I’d like to make an ’80s list more varied, but with no current plans to give major coverage to any more of that decade’s sitcoms (although a few additional short-lived Wildcard entries are possible — like BEST OF THE WEST), it’s a tabled idea… for now!