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Blockbusters
Episode Guide
1981
1980 1982
Ep # Air Date Solo Winnings($$) Family Winnings($$) Notes
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1/1/81
NO SHOW ON NEW YEAR'S DAY! HAPPY 1981!!
Ep 47
1/2/81
Lesley (0-2) $0 John Shannon/Kathy Thomas (19-1) $6,500($45,700)
First show of 1981!, Copyrights still 1980!
Joe (0-1) $0
Ep 48
1/5/81
Joe (0-2) $0 John Shannon/Kathy Thomas (20-1) $5,500($51,200)
John and Kathy retire undefeated as the second highest money winners and the highest family pair winners in Blockbusters history(so far!), Leland Yung's first episode!
Leland Yung (1-0) $500 Ann Young/Nancy Barracope (0-1) $0
Ep 49
1/6/81
Leland Yung (3-0) $1,400($1,900) Ann Young/Nancy Barnacope (0-2) $0
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Linnea/Kari Wolf (0-1) $0
Ep 50
1/7/81
Leland Yung (6-0) $6,500($8,400) Linnea/Kari Wolf (0-2) $0
Leland wins the Gold Rush in a record(so far...) 20 seconds!
Patti Bongarte/Sylvia Anderson (0-2) $0
Ep 51
1/8/81
Leland Yung (8-0) $6,000($14,400) ??? (0-2) $0
I don't have this episode, but I am getting it and will fill in the missing info when I do.
Ep 52
1/9/81
Leland Yung (10-0) $11,000($25,400) Claudette Glover/Paulette Brown (0-2) $0
The second pair of twins on BB, though they didn't do as successfully as the first!
Robyn/Keith Andrews (0-0) $0
Ep 53
1/12/81
Leland Yung (12-1) $6,000($31,400) Robyn/Keith Andrews (1-2) $500
Leland's first game loss occurs here
Ep 54
1/13/81
Leland Yung (13-2) $500($31,900) Carla Palis/Sandy Hamilton (1-1) $500
Only two tough games played in this episode!
Ep 55
1/14/81
Leland Yung (15-2) $1,600($33,500) Carla Palis/Sandy Hamilton (1-2) $500
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Marilyn/Jack Nerad (0-1) $0
Ep 56
1/15/81
Leland Yung (18-2) $6,500($40,000) Marilyn/Jack Nerad (0-2) $0
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Holly/Corey Heir (0-2) $0
Ep 57
1/16/81
Leland Yung (20-2) $6,000($46,000) Jerry/Barry Kersey (0-2) $0
Leland plays his final match here, but his final Gold Rush waits until the following day!
Ep 58
1/19/81
Leland Yung (20-2) $5,000($51,000)
Leland retires here. Leland becomes the third highest money winner, only $200 behind John Shannon and Kathy Thomas!
Kandi Doyle (2-0) $6,000 Vince Klein/Gail Stanley (0-2) $0
Agnes McDaniel/Freda McKay (0-0) $0
1/20/81
NO SHOW AIRED TODAY DUE TO PRESIDENT REAGAN'S INAUGURATION
Ep 59
1/21/81
Kandi Doyle (6-0) $7,000($13,000) Agnes McDaniel/Freda McKay (0-2) $0
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Tina/Sharon Marotta (0-2) $0
Ep 60
1/22/81
Kandi Doyle (8-0) $11,000($24,000) Kate Nagy/Jean Cramer (0-2) $0
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Mary Henry/Betty Spanel (0-0) $0
Ep 61
1/23/81
Kandi Doyle (10-1) $6,000($30,000) Mary Henry/Betty Spanel (1-2) $500
Kandi's first game loss occurs here
Joe/Ed Cottrel (0-0) $0
Ep 62
1/26/81
Kandi Doyle (13-1) $1,800($31,800) Joe/Ed Cottrel(0-2) $0
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Gary/Joyce Sahagen (0-1) $0
Ep 63
1/27/81
Kandi Doyle (14-1) $5,500($37,300) Gary/Joyce Sahagen (1-2) $500
Nick is an AL umpire, and the audience let's him know!
Nick Brennagan/Rod Hudson (0-0) $0
Ep 64
1/28/81
Kandi Doyle (16-2) $6,000($43,300) Nick Brennagan/Rod Hudson (0-2)
Another famous name, Bruce Lee(not the real one though)!
Bruce Lee/Jenny Chang (0-0) $0
Ep 65
1/29/81
Kandi Doyle (19-2) $2,000($45,300) Bruce Lee/Jenny Chang (0-2) $0
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Michael Pepperman/Ilene Max (0-1) $0
Ep 66
1/30/81
Kandi Doyle (20-2) $5,500($50,800) Michael Pepperman/Ilene Max (0-2) $0
Kandi retires here as the 4th highest money winner in Blockbusters' history!
Dennis (0-0) Shari/Joel Mason (0-0) $0
Ep 67
2/2/81
Dennis (0-2) $0 Shari/Joel Mason (4-0) $7,000
Record-tying 20 second win by Shari of the Family pair!(Leland Yung is the other person tied)
Kelly (0-2) $0
Ep 68
2/3/81
Sharlyne (1-1) $500 Shari/Joel Mason (5-1) $5,500($12,500)
Another record tying 20 second win by Shari!
Ep 69
2/4/81
Sharlyne (2-2) $900($1,400) Shari/Joel Mason (5-2) $0($12,500)
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Alexi Adler/Ann St. John (1-0) $500
Ep 70
2/5/81
Sharlyne (5-2) $2,000($2,900) Alexi Adler/Ann St. John (1-2) $0($500)
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Tom/Gay Chase (0-1) $0
Ep 71
2/6/81
Sharlyne (6-2) $1,100($4,000) Tom/Gay Chase (0-2) $0
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Patti/Lee Ann Waters (0-0) $0
Ep 72
2/9/81
Sharlyne (9-2) $2,100($6,100) Patti/Lee Ann Waters (0-2) $0
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Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (0-1) $0
Ep 73
2/10/81
Sharlyne (9-4) $0($6,100) Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (2-1) $6,000
One round in this episode uses every hex except for three!
Ep 74
2/11/81
Glenn (0-2) $0 Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (4-1) $6,000($12,000)
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Craig (0-0) $0
Ep 75
2/12/81
Craig (1-2) $500 Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (6-2) $6,000($18,000)
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Irene (0-0) $0
Ep 76
2/13/81
Irene (0-2) Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (8-2) $6,000($24,000)
A question is thrown out because buzzers were not reset
Sherry (0-0) $0
Ep 77
2/16/81
Sherry (4-0) $7,000 Mike Hart/Rollie Friedman (8-4) $0($24,000)
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Candy/Penny Halland (0-2) $0
Ep 78
2/17/81
Sherry (6-0) $6,000($13,000) Lee Roy /Harold Jones (0-2) $0
Bill asks "What the 'F'?"
Ep 79
2/18/81
Sherry (8-0) $11,000($24,000) Bob Codney/Claudia Fortin (0-2) $0
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Ed/Dave Lawson (0-0) $0
Ep 80
2/19/81
Sherry (11-1) $6,500($30,500) Ed/Dave Lawson (0-2) $0
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Ralph Onkeko/Gilda Onkeko-Doyle (1-1) $500
Ep 81
2/20/81
Sherry (13-2) $6,000($36,500) Ralph Onkeko/Gilda Onkeko-Doyle (1-2) $0($500)
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Sandi Stratton/Glenice Churchill (1-1) $500
Ep 82
2/23/81
Sherry (16-2) $7,500($43,000) Sandi Stratton/Glenice Churchill (1-2) $0($500)
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Geoff/Anne DeLaff (0-2) $0
Ep 83
2/24/81
Sherry (17-3) $5,500($48,500) Susan/Barbara Copeland (1-1) $500
I missed this episode so I don't know if the details are correct
Ep 84
2/25/81
Sherry (19-3) $6,000($54,500) Susan/Barbara Copeland (1-2) $0($500)
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Leonard Bernstein/Stuart Barlow (0-1) $0
Ep 85
2/26/81
Sherry (20-3) $5,500($60,000) Leonard Bernstein/Stuart Barlow (0-2) $0
Sherry retires undefeated tied for the most money ever won on Blockbusters!
Barb (1-0) $500 Jolene Stevenson/David Gregoli (0-1) $0
Ep 86
2/27/81
Barb (1-2) $0($500) Jolene Stevenson/David Gregoli (2-1) $6,000
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Bob (0-0) $0
Ep 87
3/2/81
Bob (1-2) $500 Jolene Stevenson/David Gregoli (4-3) $1,500($7,500)
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Randy (1-0) $500
Ep 88
3/3/81
Randy (3-0) $6,000($6,500) Jolene Stevenson/David Gregoli (4-4) $0($7,500)
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Arch/Michael Cameron (0-1) $0
Ep 89
3/4/81
Randy (6-0) $11,500($18,000) Arch/Michael Cameron (0-2) $0
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Martha/Barbara Steinner (0-2) $0
Ep 90
3/5/81
Randy (7-1) $500($18,500) Lisa/Stan Falk (1-1) $500
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Ep 91
3/6/81
Randy (10-1) $7,100($25,600) Lisa/Stan Falk (1-2) $0($500)
"Gold Rush" is now called "Gold Run", starting with this episode, Randy brings his cockatoo to the show and you can hear him squawking offstage during the Gold Run!
Karen Silva/Shirley Turner (0-2) $0
Ep 92
3/9/81
Randy (12-1) $6,000($31,600) Jackie Davis/Wendy Raspberry (0-2) $0
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Jeff/Alan Dennis (0-0) $0
Ep 93
3/10/81
Randy (12-3) $0($31,600) Jeff/Alan Dennis (2-0) $6,000
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Iris (0-0) $500
Ep 94
3/11/81
Iris (1-2) $500 Jeff/Alan Dennis (4-1) $6,000($12,000)
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Ep 95
3/12/81
Karen (0-2) $0 Jeff/Alan Dennis (6-1) $6,000($18,000)
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Ep 96
3/13/81
Nicole (1-1) $500 Jeff/Alan Dennis (7-2) $500($18,500)
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Ep 97
3/16/81
Nicole (1-2) $0($500) Jeff/Alan Dennis (9-2) $6,000($24,500)
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Pam (0-1) $0
Ep 98
3/17/81
Pam (0-2) $0 Jeff/Alan Dennis (11-2) $6,000($30,500)
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David (0-1) $0
Ep 99
3/18/81
David (0-2) $0 Jeff/Alan Dennis (13-2) $1,500($32,000)
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Bob (0-1) $0
Ep 100
3/19/81
Bob (0-2) $0 Jeff/Alan Dennis (16-2) $2,600($34,600)
Episode #100!
Yolanda (0-2) $0
Ep 101
3/20/81
Pomphylia (0-2) $0 Jeff/Alan Dennis (18-2) $1,700($36,300)
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Brad (0-0) $0
Ep 102
3/23/81
Brad (1-2) $500 Jeff/Alan Dennis (20-3) $1,000($37,300)
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Ep 103
3/24/81
Jeff/Alan Dennis (20-3) $400($37,700)
Jeff and Alan Dennis retire here!
Jill (1-0) $500 Katie Thane/Juanita Johnson (0-1) $0
Ep 104
3/25/81
Jill (1-2) $0($500) Katie Thane/Juanita Johnson (2-1) $1,300
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Dale (0-0) $0
Ep 105
3/26/81
Dale (2-1) $6,000 Katie Thane/Juanita Johnson (3-3) $500($1,800)
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Vaughna/Robin Windell (0-0) $0
Ep 106
3/27/81
Dale (2-3) $0($6,000) Vaughna/Robin Windell (2-0) $6,000
Robin's fingernails are painted with the Gold Run board!
Jeanie (0-0) $0
Ep 107
3/30/81
Jeanie (0-2) $0 Vaughna/Robin Windell (4-0) $6,000($12,000)
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Paula (0-0) $0
Ep 108
3/31/81
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Ep 109
4/1/81
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Ep 110
4/2/81
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Ep 111
4/3/81
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Ep 112
4/6/81
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Ep 113
4/7/81
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Ep 114
4/8/81
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Ep 115
4/9/81
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Ep 116
4/10/81
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Ep 117
4/13/81
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Ep 118
4/14/81
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Ep 119
4/15/81
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Ep 120
4/16/81
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Ep 121
4/17/81
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Ep 122
4/20/81
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Ep 123
4/21/81
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Ep 124
4/22/81
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Ep 125
4/23/81
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Ep 126
4/24/81
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Ep 127
4/27/81
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Ep 128
4/28/81
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Ep 129
4/29/81
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Ep 130
4/30/81
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Ep 131
5/1/81
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Ep 132
5/4/81
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Ep 133
5/5/81
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Ep 134
5/6/81
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Ep 135
5/7/81
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Ep 136
5/8/81
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Ep 137
5/11/81
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Ep 138
5/12/81
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Ep 139
5/13/81
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Ep 140
5/14/81
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Ep 141
5/15/81
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Ep 142
5/18/81
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Ep 143
5/19/81
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Ep 144
5/20/81
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Ep 145
5/21/81
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Ep 146
5/22/81
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Ep 147
5/25/81
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Ep 148
5/26/81
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Ep 149
5/27/81
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Ep 150
5/28/81
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Ep 151
5/29/81
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Ep 152
6/1/81
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Ep 153
6/2/81
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Ep 154
6/3/81
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Ep 155
6/4/81
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Ep 156
6/5/81
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Ep 157
6/8/81
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Ep 158
6/9/81
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Ep 159
6/10/81
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Ep 160
6/11/81
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Ep 161
6/12/81
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Ep 162
6/15/81
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Ep 163
6/16/81
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Ep 164
6/17/81
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Ep 165
6/18/81
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Ep 166
6/19/81
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Ep 167
6/22/81
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Ep 168
6/23/81
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Ep 169
6/24/81
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Ep 170
6/25/81
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Ep 171
6/26/81
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Ep 172
6/29/81
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Ep 173
6/30/81
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Ep 174
7/1/81
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Ep 175
7/2/81
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Ep 176
7/3/81
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Ep 177
7/6/81
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Ep 178
7/7/81
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Ep 179
7/8/81
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Ep 180
7/9/81
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Ep 181
7/10/81
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Ep 182
7/13/81
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Ep 183
7/14/81
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Ep 184
7/15/81
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Ep 185
7/16/81
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Ep 186
7/17/81
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Ep 187
7/20/81
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Ep 188
7/21/81
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Ep 189
7/22/81
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Ep 190
7/23/81
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Ep 191
7/24/81
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Ep 192
7/27/81
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Ep 193
7/28/81
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Ep 194
7/29/81
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Ep 195
7/30/81
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Ep 196
7/31/81
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Ep 197
8/3/81
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Ep 198
8/4/81
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Ep 199
8/5/81
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Ep 200
8/6/81
200th Episode!
Ep 201
8/7/81
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Ep 202
8/10/81
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Ep 203
8/11/81
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Ep 204
8/12/81
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Ep 205
8/13/81
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Ep 206
8/14/81
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Ep 207
8/17/81
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Ep 208
8/18/81
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Ep 209
8/19/81
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Ep 210
8/20/81
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Ep 211
8/21/81
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Ep 212
8/24/81
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Ep 213
8/25/81
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Ep 214
8/26/81
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Ep 215
8/27/81
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Ep 216
8/28/81
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Ep 217
8/31/81
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Ep 218
9/1/81
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Ep 219
9/2/81
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Ep 220
9/3/81
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Ep 221
9/4/81
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Ep 222
9/7/81
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Ep 223
9/8/81
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Ep 224
9/9/81
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Ep 225
9/10/81
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Ep 226
9/11/81
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Ep 227
9/14/81
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Ep 228
9/15/81
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Ep 229
9/16/81
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Ep 230
9/17/81
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Ep 231
9/18/81
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Ep 232
9/21/81
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Ep 233
9/22/81
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Ep 234
9/23/81
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Ep 235
9/24/81
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Ep 236
9/25/81
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Ep 237
9/28/81
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Ep 238
9/29/81
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Ep 239
9/30/81
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Ep 240
10/1/81
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Ep 241
10/2/81
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Ep 242
10/5/81
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Ep 243
10/6/81
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Ep 244
10/7/81
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Ep 245
10/8/81
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Ep 246
10/9/81
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Ep 247
10/12/81
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Ep 248
10/13/81
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Ep 249
10/14/81
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Ep 250
10/15/81
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Ep 251
10/16/81
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Ep 252
10/19/81
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Ep 253
10/20/81
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Ep 254
10/21/81
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Ep 255
10/22/81
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Ep 256
10/23/81
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Ep 257
10/26/81
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Ep 258
10/27/81
Blockbuster's 1 year anniversary!
Ep 259
10/28/81
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Ep 260
10/29/81
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Ep 261
10/30/81
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Ep 262
11/2/81
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Ep 263
11/3/81
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Ep 264
11/4/81
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Ep 265
11/5/81
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Ep 266
11/6/81
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Ep 267
11/9/81
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Ep 268
11/10/81
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Ep 269
11/11/81
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Ep 270
11/12/81
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Ep 271
11/13/81
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Ep 272
11/16/81
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Ep 273
11/17/81
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Ep 274
11/18/81
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Ep 275
11/19/81
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Ep 276
11/20/81
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Ep 277
11/23/81
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Ep 278
11/24/81
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Ep 279
11/25/81
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11/26/81
NO SHOW ON THANKSGIVING!
Ep 280
11/27/81
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Ep 281
11/30/81
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Ep 282
12/1/81
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Ep 283
12/2/81
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Ep 284
12/3/81
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Ep 285
12/4/81
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Ep 286
12/7/81
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Ep 287
12/8/81
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Ep 288
12/9/81
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Ep 289
12/10/81
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Ep 290
12/11/81
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Ep 291
12/14/81
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Ep 292
12/15/81
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Ep 293
12/16/81
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Ep 294
12/17/81
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Ep 295
12/18/81
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Ep 296
12/21/81
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Ep 297
12/22/81
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Ep 298
12/23/81
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Ep 299
12/24/81
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12/25/81
NO SHOW ON CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS 1981!
Ep 300
12/28/81
300th Episode!
Ep 301
12/29/81
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Ep 302
12/30/81
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Ep 303
12/31/81
New Year's Eve 1981!