I will greatly mourn the passing of television game show host Bill Cullen. I was a veteran game show player with two game shows under my belt when I had the privilege of being chosen as a contestant on Cullen's short-lived 1983 game show "Child's Play."
I had won two rounds and was playing the bonus round for $5,000 when in the middle of guessing word clues under a 30-second time clock, the producer yelled "Cut!"
Apparently, one of the technicians backstage misheard me and gave me credit for a wrong answer. I was told I had a choice of either continuing with the 13 seconds I had left on the clock or starting a new bonus round.
I was confused and didn't know what to do. Bill looked at the new set of word clues and said, "Marla, start a new game. These clues look easy. I am sure you'll guess all of them."