Make That Spare! (1960-64)

make that spare!

Fifteen minute show pitting professional bowlers against each other in a competition to make five spares and build up a point total. The winner gets a thousand dollars and a try for a sweepstakes spare to get five grand. For the first two years the show was hosted by Win Elliot

In this episode J,B.Blaylock challenges Bud Hodgson. Johnny Johnston hosts. For the big money it’s the 6-7-9-10 split. Blaylock gets the chance. He muffs it and doesn’t get the 7. He’ll get to come back next week. Before the show closes J.B. says the initials are really his name.


This episode is live from the Paramus  Bowling Center in Paramus,New Jersey. Tonight it’s Roger Helle who won seven grand last week. His challenger is Dick Weber. Weber wins and gets to for the 6-7-10 for the big bucks.  He nails it for five grand.

Johnny Johnston was an actor and also a singer with Art Kassel’s band.


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I'm a big fan of vintage books,movies,TV shows and music. I encourage everyone to patronize your local used book/record store and pick up some of the good stuff. My posts are capsule reviews of some favorites that you may want to investigate. The albums posted aren't really reviews but items from my collection that are still available. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. Thanks to all for checking out the blog.
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2 Responses to Make That Spare! (1960-64)

  1. Joseph Nebus says:

    I’m always dazzled to consider that bowling-for-money on TV was a thing, even though it isn’t really that strange a thing.

  2. vintage45 says:

    I can only imagine if it was tried now. The pins would be lit up and the balls would be sharp truce and there would be a dance troupe called The Alley Girls.

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