Press Your Luck, Scooby Doo!

Did you ever wonder what it might have looked like if Fred Jones from Scooby Doo had a sister and she went on to be a contestant on the game show Press Your Luck? Yeah, me either. However, one never knows what one will find on TV.

Contestant Susan on Press Your Luck dressed like Fred from Scooby Doo

I don’t have cable at home, so when I visit my parents and there’s little to do, I find myself flipping through the channels, but almost always ending up on Game Show Network or Investigation Discovery. The former because I love the classic game shows from the 70s and 80s and the latter because… like many people, I’m probably pretty messed up inside.

Two of my favorite classic game shows are Card Sharks and Press Your Luck1, so I flipped over to see contestant Susan… dressed just like Fred from Scooby Doo.

I know it was the 80s, I know fashion has had some interesting times, but I have to believe it was on purpose. The host didn’t mention it and none of the questions had anything to do with cartoons, but COME ON. White blazer, blue blouse, orange ascot-style scarf? COME. ON. There’s no way that ensemble just came about by accident or on a whim.

Fred Jones, Scooby Doo

That is some straight-up, 1980s Scooby Doo cosplay. Crossplay2 even, and you can’t tell me different. I was giggling about this throughout the entire episode, and of course no one was there to watch with me, so I felt like my usual idiot nerd self. I’m just glad YouTube was on the case, otherwise I doubt anyone would ever believe me.

I ended up being stuck in the south a little longer than usual due to weather across the country, so having cable to numb my brain–and impatience–helped a lot. If the companies ever offer a true à la carte cable package, I’m sure I’ll fill my plan with the most obscure channels, but GSN is definitely on the list. :mrgreen:

1 I’m always hoping they’ll show the episodes with Michael Larson.

2 It could even be a new interpretation. Velma wearing Fred’s clothes after a one-night stand. Or their future love child, blending the notable aspects of both characters. So many possibilities!

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