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Larry Emdur Takes The Wheel

January 28th, 2006 at 12:00am

One of the many examples of game show hosting talent is Larry Emdur, commonly known for getting people excited about games involving dollars, cents, golf, chance and cans of beans on Channel Nine’s The Price Is Right. In the most recent (and mildly unsuccessful) incarnation on Nine’s The Price Is Right, a giant dangerous wheel was introduced to the game. Larry seems to have liked the wheel so much, that he has jumped ship to Channel 7 as the host of Wheel Of Fortune, which has been on a bit of a production break.

Larry Emdur and Laura Csortan on Wheel Of Fortune

I will be making sure to watch whenever I can as I quite like Larry, and enjoyed The Price Is Right. Regular readers would also know that I liked Wheel Of Fortune that much when Rob Elliot was the host that I drew a picture of it.

The new button pressing (well they don’t turn the letters these days) co-host is Laura Csortan. Wheel Of Fortune screens of Channel 7 and network station on weekdays at 5PM, just before Deal Or No Deal.

Here are a couple more pictures from the show.
Wheel Of Fortune
Wheel Of Fortune

I have also included the 15 second TV promo for Wheel Of Fortune in various video formats, listed in order of quality.
Real Media
Windows Media Video
Quicktime Movie


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  • 1. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 12:32 am

    Would it improve the ratings if the contestants risked losing a hand when they spun the wheel? I’d pay to see that!

    Come to think of it, I think those horrible people at Needs to be Glassed “hit” Larry some time back (I only logged on once and that was enough for me … a horrible, horrible negative site, and all involved should get big rocks and deop them on their heads!)

    However, they (NBTG) didn’t get one blog award, whereas Sammy scooped the pool – I equate that to Ray Martin’s Logies reinforcing his credibility as a journalist.

    And believe me, in my book, Martin is in the Goodwin league of anchor men!

    I’m sure if Lawsie was on TV he’d have a shelf full of Logies, and he would have cleaned up if he had a blog.

  • 2. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 12:33 am

    That girl with Larry reminds me of Alyce Platt …

  • 3. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 12:37 am

    Oh, and the reference to the desire to watch people losing limbs was to back up Samuel’s call the show has a “giant dangerous wheel”. I’m just trying to offer some positive renforcement here.

  • 4. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 12:39 am

    And Samuel, after your recent rash of credible success in the awards, is it fair to say you’re the Ray Martin of this new media phenomoenon of blogging?

  • 5. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 12:40 am

    I’ve been a big fan of Ray Martin ever since he steered the Beatles to their early success as their manager.

  • 6. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 12:43 am

    Although I think he was known as George then, or was that the bass player? I get very confused. Didn’t Norman Gunston also get a Logie? This an astounding parallel when you consoder the Humourous Bog award!

  • 7. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 12:44 am

    And I think the Tuesday comment was disgraceful … I’m going to call him on Wednesday on principle! At least when that AVO expires …

  • 8. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 12:46 am

    You see, some prominent media types have labelled me a stalker, which I think is very unfair … I haven’t been able to come within a kilometre of Alan Jones of John Laws for that past three years.

  • 9. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 12:49 am

    I think it’s unrealistic of that Jones fellow especially – I’ve been following his work ever since he was with The Rolling Stones. I mean I’ve been his number one fan for decades!

  • 10. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 1:23 am

    Sorry … just drank seven bottles of cough syrup ..

  • 11. Chuck Berry  |  January 28th, 2006 at 2:43 am

    I worked at nine backstage when i used to have to wear black all the time and opened those infamous “Price is Right’ doors that Lazaros leaped from with gaiety and merriment. We recorded five shows a day and I can let you all in on a little ”backstage’ secret. Most hosts and performers each have their own way of getting pumped before a show. Laurence Olivier used to channel the ghost of Hamlet. Arnie used to pump weights to make his muscle huge but Larrys’ pump up routine was quite at different. He made me tape to the set next to the doors (using black gaffa 100 mile an hour tape) one of those swearing machines that everytime you hit it, it yells out in a zany voice, a profusion of profanities and swear words. This of course, could not be heard by Bula or Tula or anyones Grandma. He would come out of make up and stand behind the doors right next to me and start to hit the swear engine. Sean would say ‘Come on Down’ and if Larry was not pumped enough he would start to punch the blaspheming dynamo much to my annoyance as I did not want to miss the cue to pull the rope and open the doors. Believe me, I had to re-tape that
    cussing contraption a few times while not getting distracted by the models walking casually around backstage in a bra and knickers. I know Seven has a new rule regarding hosts and their dubious “pump up’ routines. I know Mr Stokes does not condone swearing backstage or before going to air – even if is from a machine….Naomi beware!!

  • 12. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 9:59 am

    Perhaps Larry could listen to Sam’s Perfislage before he heads out – that’s sure to get him enthused, if not dowright sexually aroused, which I’m sure would be infectious for the audience.

  • 13. Chuck Berry  |  January 28th, 2006 at 2:02 pm

    Mind you, I quite liked Larry, what he lacked in height, he made up for with friendliness. I did not like however, the stage manager who had very long and unwashed dreadlocks. I do not agree with dreadlocks as they are generally unhygienic and are commonly the sign of an unprincipled person. He also wore black Dunlop Volleys. Of which I have no objection to Dunlop as they make very safe road tires and used to sponsor Bjorn Borg (who did not have dreadlocks but kept his hair tidy with a clean white or red head band).
    The stage manager used to dictate tasks to me and this upset me as I found it unprofessional. To show my disdain and my abhorence at his unkempt person I used to wear white runners back stage that stuck out like Alan Jones pink tie that he wore on the ‘Today Show’ the day after Kerry Packer died when he egulalised and talked about the wonderous whale with worship and adoration. Alan Jones was a male model for a short time just like Larry but unlike Jonesy, Larry could turn left.

    These white runners were a matter of contention because if you looked really hard when the show case was being brought out you could catch a glimpse of them between the sets. The big wig stage manager would point this out to me in his morose manner in the editing room. But I said “hey buddy, why do you think they have these sexy models out there holding and using crappy prizes?”
    He replied with a miffed “why?” I replied shrewdly “Because the audience is looking at them making the prizes look marvelous and not our crappy sets that have bird poo on them cause Nine stores them outside open to the elements. So I will wear what ever colour shoe I so desire cause i know for a fact the switch bitch has had not one complaint about white runners.”

    I only hope that Seven has a stage manager who is profesional and somewhat dapper.

  • 14. Chuck Berry  |  January 28th, 2006 at 2:48 pm

    If Larry listened to Samuels Persiflage the ratings would hit the roof!!

  • 15. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    Hey, I just got sent this game … apparently it’s a tribute to Schnappi the Crocodile, although I haven’t played it yet!

  • 16. heatseeker  |  January 28th, 2006 at 7:38 pm

    Very interesting Chuck .. I didn’t know Alan was a male model … this has been a very insightful thread – I just hope that Samuel doesn’t choose to moderate it in to oblivion.

  • 17. cunninglinguist  |  January 28th, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    Gee you can talk you two, John R2_D2 couldn’t get his usual comment in.

  • 18. Chuck Berry  |  January 29th, 2006 at 2:28 am

    Sorry, let me correct myself. I meant a role model. Although I suspect he had a secret admiration to be a male model but he put that aside to become Oxford University tennis champion.

    Sorry I have not had time to check out that game as I am busy preparing my Dwarf to enter him in the annual Dungeons and Dragons Challenge at Kryal Castle. These are the only games I have time to play.

    Samuel must be busy this weekend as he has not posted. Wonder what he has been up to? I know there has been a Cabinet reshuffle going on but have we gentiles been missing something else?

  • 19. heatseeker  |  January 29th, 2006 at 6:26 am

    You may also have the Oxford University reference mixed uo there Chuck, as I believe Alan is well known in certain Oxford Dt ccircles here in Sydney … I wonder if there’ll be a Samuel Gordon Stewart tribute float in the Mardi Gras this year after the phenomenal success in the blog awards?

  • 20. Chuck Berry  |  January 29th, 2006 at 9:36 am

    Are you serious? I am going to write to Senator Bill Heffernan and inform him of such facts so he can blow the lid open on Mr Jones and his alternative lifestyle.

    I don’t know if a tribute float would be a good idea at the Mardi Gras as skivvies are definatley not in fashion there. A clean cut look is much more the rage.

  • 21. heatseeker  |  January 29th, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    I don’t know about that Chuck … remember how “they” embraced Pauline when One Nation became a phenomenon – it’s perhaps only a matter of time before Samula appears on Dancing with the Stars.

    I would suggest that clean cut muscular boys in skivvies could take off, indeed I believe TSSH is lobbying the “alternative lifestyle” community as I write to have such a float appear at this year’s festival.

    Given the overshelming success of the TSSH campaign for Samuel in the blog awards, I strongly believe we’ll be seeing a SGS/John B1_B5/John Kerr tribute at the big parade this year!

    And yes, I have it on good authority that Alan’s a “friend of Dorothy’s” and a regular Oxford St loiterer.

    Understandable you get Oxford Uni and Oxford St mixed up though – my head is still spinning trying to decipher all the Gibsons that appear on this site!

  • 22. Chuck Berry  |  January 29th, 2006 at 11:00 pm

    Well, I will tread carefully with Senator Heffernan. I wouldn’t want him to embrace anything. Especially if they have a skivvie or if the skivvie was removed at birth or bris.

    I will take it on good authority that Mr Jones mixes with those Oxford boys. I will not tell anybody. I think the old boys are all dying out now or have aids in their ears. However, he must mix with the young Oxford boys – cause he is a role model and all that.

    I am kicking myself though that I did not put it together sooner. Pink tie, pursed lips, no wife and loved giving the men a dressing down in the change rooms after a rugby match – win, lose or draw.

  • 23. Chuck Berry  |  January 29th, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    Oh yeah. I do no think tssh or who ever they are should lobby for a tribute float for the big three. I don’ t think it would be appropriate at this years parade. Although the crowd numbers have been dwindling of late (aids in their ears) and a tribute float would surely boost crowd numbers and get the sponsors back on board, I do not understand why tssh claims to have made Samuel famous and opened his blog to the world.

    Samuel has already had his artwork on TV on Prime Local News hosted by Daniel Gibson (not the guitar). Daniel also mentioned Samuels’ name. Samuel has also had many phone conversations on air with John Kerr and John Laws. His website was famous a long while before tssh noticed.

    As mentioned in the above post, Samuels’ website was also advertised by John Kerr on air last night.

    Samuel does an excellent job at self promotion and handles his own publicity much better than Tom Cruise.

    Has tssh been on Prime Time? No. It took Warhol years before anybody bought his soup.

    It seems to me that tssh are just jumping on the gravy train without a ticket I might add, by way of using Samuels’ astute self marketing only to cross promote themselves.

  • 24. heatseeker  |  January 30th, 2006 at 9:11 am

    I agree Chuck, Samuel is a self made man, and he has far more credibility that that “horrible evil loony woman” at TSSH or that “horrible, horrible” blog Needs to be Glassed.

    And yes, I read that John Kerr is now giving Samuel a plug on prime time.

    Next time I call Alan Jones I’m going to mention Samuel and this blog … although I might have to mail in some cash before he’ll give him a mention, although it would be money well spent!

  • 25. cunninglinguist  |  January 30th, 2006 at 7:56 pm

    Samuel looks like the fifth Wiggle with that funky skivvy.

  • 26. cunninglinguist  |  January 30th, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    Does anyone remember the movie “Angel Baby”?

    Jacqueline McKenzie plays Kate, a schizophrenic who was raped by her father as a child. Kate believes that her guardian angel Astral communicates to her through the answers on the television show Wheel of Fortune. Every day she must record the messages, as these tell her what to do, and how to live her life.


  • 27. flakey blondie samspam  |  January 30th, 2006 at 10:32 pm

    dont be too hard on NEEDS TO BE GLASSED .That website was reponsible for making alot of now Sams fans aware of this riveting website. I think we were all captivated by the skivvie(lets be honest we all secretly love to be a wiggle) that the site referred to as a turtleneck…

  • 28. Chuck Berry  |  January 31st, 2006 at 12:32 am

    My parental lock won’t let me visit such sites as needs to be glassed. One can only assume it is a union site for glass blowers or something similar.

    Kate will be happy now as Astral will again be able to contact Kate. Don’t know why she does not do it through the medium of AM radio. It works for others.

  • 29. heatseeker  |  January 31st, 2006 at 11:55 am

    I also have to keep the younger ones in my family from parts of this site (don’t get me wrong, Samuel’s artwork in particular is inspirational for the kiddies, so there’s lots of good things here) as my 3-yearold nephew found those spatchcock pitcures downright disturbing!

  • 30. cunninglinguist  |  January 31st, 2006 at 9:10 pm

    Okies, so Jonesy/Lawsie/Kerrsie are kind of like Astral, sending out messages for people to know what to think, do and live?

    I’ve been listening to Triple-J for too long.

  • 31. Tony  |  February 8th, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    Why oh why did they bring this show back, I thought it had spun it’s course the last time round.
    Same with Family Fued, why is that coming back?
    Are tv stations running out of ideas or what?
    If channel nine is on revamp mode bring back Don Lane and Bert.
    I’d rather watch Don and Bert than seeing greedy people clutching for money.


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