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Opening SpielsEdit

Original ABC Opening SpielsEdit

OPENING SPIEL #1: From (insert location, preferably NYC Tri-state area) and from this Food Fair store. A part of the finest growing food chain that features quality food at low prices, it's time for Supermarket Sweep! The TV game show that travels to your hometown and lets you run wild through your supermarket! And now, here he is, your master of ceremonies, Bill Malone!

OPENING SPIEL #2: It's Supermarket Sweep! The show that comes to your hometown and gives you a chance to run wild through your supermarket! And now, your master of ceremonies, Bill Malone!

Lifetime/PAX Version Opening SpielsEdit

1989 PILOT OPENING SPIEL: Did you remember this television show? People were running wild through the aisles of a supermarket grabbing everything that they could get their hands on! And what's more, everything that they could carry out was theirs to keep! Well, IT'S BACK! The television show that says, "Go ahead, do what you've always wanted to do! Get it all! Everything in this Supermarket is yours, and it's all free!" So, let's give a big welcome to the return of the all new SUPERMARKET SWEEP! And now, let's meet the host of our show, DAVID RUPRECHT!

OPENING SPIEL #1: Is this one of your fantasies? You see a big beautiful supermarket and they say to you, "Go ahead, do what you've always wanted to do! Run wild! Grab everything you can get your hands on! Everything in this Supermarket is yours, and it's all free!" From Hollywood, where dreams DO come true, it's the return of the one and only, Supermarket Sweep! Are you ready to go shopping? AUDIENCE: YEAH! Who's got the (insert 3 items)? Come on, you're on! We're ready to play Supermarket Sweep!

OPENING SPIEL #2: How would you like to find $5,000 in the Supermarket? Imagine, picking a product off your supermarket shelf and attached to it is all that cash, and it's yours to keep! All you have to do is run around the market, grab everything as fast as you can! If you can grab more than anyone else, you'll get that chance to go for the $5,000! You say your supermarket won't let you do it? Well, hang on, because we let people do it all the time on the one and only game show that makes it possible, Supermarket Sweep! Are you ready to go shopping? AUDIENCE: YEAH! Who's got the (insert 3 items)? OK, you're on! We're ready to play Supermarket Sweep!

OPENING SPIEL #3: Welcome to the first supermarket in the world that gives you money, $5,000. And we give it away time and time again. Since $5,000 is serious money, you have to do some serious shopping to earn that $5,000. The whole idea is to shop faster and smarter than the next person. Go ahead, grab everything you can get your hands on, then fill up your cart as high as you can. Sure, it may look like hard work, you know what, it's a lot of fun, too. When you win the $5,000, sometimes you'd get carried away, and sometimes you'll even be moved to tears. So get ready, because you never know what's going to happen on Supermarket Sweep! Are you ready to go shopping? AUDIENCE: YEAH! Who's got the (insert 3 items)? OK, you're on! We're ready to play Supermarket Sweep!

OPENING SPIEL #4: Do you know how much money has been won on Supermarket Sweep? There goes $5,000! There goes another $5,000! Look, these women won over $10,000! Team after team, it's been win, win, win! How much has been won? Over $500,000 on Supermarket Sweep! Now, are you ready to go shopping? AUDIENCE: YEAH! Who's got the (insert 3 items)? OK, you're on! We're ready to play Supermarket Sweep!

OPENING SPIEL #5: Over 1,000 people have run down these aisles! And when you add it all up, they've won over $1 Million in cash! Now, it's on to $2 Million! Who's got the (insert 3 items)? OK, you're on! It's Supermarket Sweep!

OPENING SPIEL #6A: Welcome to Supermarket Sweep. Time and time again, you've seen people win $5,000. You've also seen people win $10,000. Well, what's worth more than $10,000? How about a brand-new Geo Tracker? But Supermarket Sweep is a team show. There's never just one winner, we always have two winners. So let's give away two brand-new Geo Trackers, worth over $25,000. Who's got the (insert 3 items)? OK, you're on! It's Supermarket Sweep! (used only during the Twin Car Giveaway for the first three weeks)

OPENING SPIEL #6B: (same as above except the introductions) That can only happen on Supermarket Sweep. (used only during the final week of Twin Car Giveaway)

OPENING SPIEL #6C: What TV Show lets you run wild through a supermarket? WINNING TEAM: SUPERMARKET SWEEP! What TV Show let's you grab everything that you can get your hands on? WINNING TEAM: SUPERMARKET SWEEP! And what TV Show hides $5,000 and then helps you find it? WINNING TEAM: SUPERMARKET SWEEP! Now, we've just hidden another $5,000, so come and get it! Who's got the (insert 3 items)? OK, you're on! It's Supermarket Sweep!

HOST INTRODUCTION: And here is our host, David Ruprecht!

OPENING SPIEL #7: Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! What kind of race is this? It's all done with shopping carts! You race through a supermarket and things go flying into your cart! It's wonderful! It's wild! It's amazing! Let's face it, you never know what's going to happen on Supermarket Sweep! Who's got the (insert 3 items)? OK, you're on! It's time to play Supermarket Sweep! And here is our host (sometimes a funny phrase), David Ruprecht!

OPENING SPIEL #8: Welcome to Supermarket Sweep! The game show that hides $5,000 and then helps you find it! Getting that money can be an uplifting experience! Look! This Mother and Daughter had a great time! Listen, on what other game show do you hear a contestant tell the host CONTESTANT: I Love You! So, Who's got the (insert 3 items)? OK, you're on! We're ready to play Supermarket Sweep!

OPENING SPIEL #9: Did you ever see people dance into the aisles in a supermarket? I don't think so! And what supermarket lets you win a car for shopping there? And then throws in another car for good measure? Do people have a good time shopping here? Well, I'll tell ya! When you reach into a shelf and pull out $5,000, you're having a great time! This supermarket has already given away $2 Million and they're ready to give away more! What supermarket are we talking about? Supermarket Sweep! So today, Who's got the (insert 3 items)? It's (insert names)! OK, you're on! We're ready to play Supermarket Sweep!

HOST INTRODUCTION: And here's the host of our show, David Ruprecht!

REST OF PILOT SPIEL: David: Thank you! Thank you! Is there anyone in our studio audience who would like to win $5,000? Audience: (cheers wildly) David: Okay, let's find out who's going to get that chance! Some of you are holding some of these well known products. (insert products). Now we're looking for three teams of shoppers, okay? Who's got, (bell rings), (insert 3 products)? Come on, you're on! Okay, we've got our players! Now we're gonna find out just how smart these shoppers are! But first, let's meet them!

REST OF SPIEL #1 (1990-1991): Hello, thank you very much and welcome to our show/Supermarket Sweep. Ok (now), we have/we've got our teams, and one of them may be going home with $5,000 in cash. (On occasion, he sometimes does a pun showing on-camera in his hands a product)

REST OF SPIEL #2A (1992 Season premiere week): And hello to you, and welcome to the new Supermarket Sweep. It's new, because we've added new games, new excitement, and that totals up to a whole lot more money!

REST OF SPIEL #2B (1992): And hello to you, and welcome to Everything is Super on Supermarket Sweep. Now, when you see (insert specific product), we decided "Come on, let's put some more money into the game and let's get bigger products, and we called it Super (insert specific product)." We have lots more Super-Sized products throughout the market, and not only that, during the Big Sweep, our players are gonna get a chance to make a Super Sandwich, and that's gonna be worth $200. (Used when the Super Sandwich was introduced)

REST OF SPIEL #3A (1993 premiere week): And hello to you, and welcome to the all-new Supermarket Sweep. It's new because we have found new ways to put money into the game, and not only that, we found new ways to give players (even) more time to race around the market.

REST OF SPIEL #3B (1993 first taped week): And hello to you, and welcome to the all-new Supermarket Sweep. Over the next few weeks, we're gonna be introducing some new and exciting ways for our teams to build up their Sweep Time, and to pick up more bonus money on their way to going for (the) $5,000.

REST OF SPIEL #3C (1993-1994): And hello to you, and welcome to Supermarket Sweep. Our contestants were all ready/set to go, we're gonna help them build up their sweep time and their bonus money on their way to $5,000.

REST OF SPIEL #3D (1990-1995): And hello to you, and welcome to our Supermarket Sweep of Champions. It's a really special show because all of our contestants are Sweep winners, who returned to compete for one more/another chance at $5,000 (in cash). (Used only during the Sweep of Champions Episodes)

REST OF SPIEL #4A (2000, PAX premiere revival only): And hello to you, and welcome to the all-new Supermarket Sweep! Of course, it's all new, we've come up with new games to help you guys build up your Sweep Time.

REST OF SPIEL #4B (2000): And hello to you, and welcome to Supermarket Sweep! And before the show is over, one of these teams will be running through those aisles looking for $5,000.

REST OF SPIEL #4C (2000): And hello to you, and welcome to Supermarket Sweep! Of course, this is the show that lets you do what your supermarket won't let you do, and that's run through those aisles, and grab everything you can get your hands on, including $5,000.

REST OF SPIEL #4D (2000): And hello to you, and welcome to Supermarket Sweep! Of course, this is the show and we're proud to say that since we had been on the air, and we've given away close to $2 million. And you know what, we would love to have these contestants/teams push that number even higher. (Used when the show has given away close to $2 million.)

REST OF SPIEL #5 (2001-2002): Thank you, and welcome to (the all-new) Supermarket Sweep! (It's all new, we're starting our new shows). This is when we start out every shows by putting contestants right into the market and said "you know guys, go ahead, check everything out, see everything is, could help you a lot towards finding the $5,000".

REST OF SPIEL #6 (2002-2003): Thank you, and welcome to Supermarket Sweep! Yep, that's true/a fact, we have given away over $2,000,000. So what do you say, (cash register sounds) let's go for $3,000,000!

CatchphrasesEdit

"Please checkout on your machines what you think is the exact retail price." - Bill Malone (1965-1967)

"Now as you know, you're gonna need all of your shopping skills today. Because a little bit later on, you're gonna make a mad dash through the aisles of this supermarket for a chance to win $5,000 in cash. And since every second counts, I'm gonna give a chance to earn extra time because the more seconds you can earn the more goodies you grab when you are out in the market. So who's gonna play first (for each team)? (Insert three names). So partners, we'll see you later. Now (as you know) each team gets/start off with a free 1:30 worth of sweep time. I'm gonna give a chance right now to earn 10 (extra) seconds. So let's see how good a shoppers, you three are." - David Ruprecht (starting the game in the first season)

"Now look at this item. This is (insert product). Now the one thing I can tell you right now that this does not cost/sell for (insert price). Do you think the actual price/cost is higher or lower (than (insert price)). Lock in your answers (you have two seconds). If you're right you get 10 seconds added on to your sweep time. If all three of you are correct/nail it, I'll give you each an additional 10 seconds." - David Ruprecht (explaining the high/low question in season one)

"Now look at three items/products. We have (insert products). Now which of these three products do you think costs over/under/does not cost (insert price). Do you think it's #1, #2 or 3. Lock in your answers (you have two seconds). If you're right you get 10 seconds added on to your sweep time. If all three of you are correct/nail it, I'll give you each an additional 10/20 seconds." - David Ruprecht (explaining the three products question)

"Now look at three items/products. We have (insert products and their prices), just like you see on a supermarket shelf. Except one of the products is on sale. Now which of these three products do you think is on sale. Do you think it's #1, #2 or 3. Lock in your answers (you have two seconds). If you're right you get 10 seconds added on to your sweep time. (Since this is a little bit tougher,) If all three of you (are good shoppers and) are correct/nail it, I'll give you each an additional 20 seconds." - David Ruprecht (explaining the on sale question)

"The actual price/cost of this product is... (insert price) it's higher/lower." - David Ruprecht (revealing the price and the answer to the high/low question in season one)

"The product up here that('s) costs over/under/does not cost (insert price)/on sale is... (insert product) it goes for (insert price)." - David Ruprecht (revealing the answer to the three product question)

"Now look at this item. We have (insert product). Today, we have (insert money amount) to spend. What's the most we can buy for (insert money amount)? 1, 2, or 3? Lock in your answers. If you're right, you get 10 seconds added on to your sweep time. If all three of you are right, I'll give you each an additional 20 seconds." - David Ruprecht (explaining the spending question)

"The price of (insert product) is (insert price), so we can buy (insert number) for (insert price times quantity)." - David Ruprecht (revealing the price for the spending question)

"We're gonna start things off with a free one minute and thirty seconds (1:30) to use on the Big Sweep. There you go/There it is. And now it's time for our Mini-Sweep, where somebody can pick up another 10 seconds and a cash bonus. So, whoever is playing first, step on forward, get your hands on your buzzers. Buzz-in when you think you know the product I'm talking about." - David Ruprecht.

"Alright, (insert second player), (insert player who buzzes in correct) gets the 10 seconds. Let's see if you pick up the fast $50 by finding the (Insert item with the correct answer) that has our logo/Supermarket Sweep tag/label by bringing it back to me in 30 seconds. If you bring it back to me in 20 seconds, we'll give you $100. Are you ready? GO!" - David Ruprecht (when a player answers the Mini-Sweep Question correct gets the teammate to run around the market looking for correct product).

"DAVID: Are you ready to play the game? TEAMS: Yeah! DAVID: Okay. We're gonna give the first players a chance to pick up some extra seconds, so partners, we'll see you later." - David Ruprecht (at the start of the first Question Round)

"I'm gonna make a statement regarding one of these animals. When I do, you buzz in. When I call your name, you give the animal sound that represents the correct answer. If it doesn't fit any of these animals, you make this sound: (blows a raspberry)." - David Ruprecht (about the Animal Sounds game).

"I'm gonna show you the name of a product/type of food, but I'm only gonna reveal the letter that it starts and ends with. Then I'll give you a series of three clues about it." - David Ruprecht (about the Word Games that reveals the first letter and last letter)

"Take a look at this. These blank spaces are representing the letters of a product's name. I'll give you a clue about the product, and then we're gonna reveal the word one letter at a time starting with the last letter." - David Ruprecht (about the Word Games that reveals the letter in reverse)

"Take a look at this. These blank spaces are representing the letters of a product's name. I'll give you a clue about the product, and then we're gonna reveal the word one letter at a time (randomly). - David Ruprecht (about the Word Games that reveals the letter randomly)

"I'm gonna show you the brand names of some products, but they have some letters missing. I'll give you three clues about the product. You buzz in anytime when you think you know what that product is." - David Ruprecht (about the Word Games that has missing letters)

"I want you to watch/look (very) carefully because I'm gonna show you two phrases that are missing the same keywords. All you have to do is fill in the blank with the word which was a common item/type of food found in the supermarket." - David Ruprecht (about Fill in the Blank game that has two keyword phrases)

"I'm gonna show you a statement that has one blank in it. It's something we sold in the supermarket, and all you have to do is fill in the blank as you read the full/whole/entire statement. For example: Like a ______ Olive Oil, becomes Like a VIRGIN Olive Oil." - David Ruprecht (about Fill in the Blank game)

"Look at this list: (Insert six products). I'm gonna make a statement/comment that could be/that's normally associated with one of these products. Okay, hands on your buzzers, and here we go." - David Ruprecht (about Matching products)

"Look at these (six) products: (Insert six products). I'm gonna read several unusual ways that you could effectively use some of these products, this is according to (insert specific theme). Find out which one of these products I'm talking about." - David Ruprecht (about Household Hints)

"Look at these (six) products/items: (Insert six products). Now, only three are correct. Each of you may give me one answer apiece. Right answer is worth 10 seconds." - David Ruprecht (about Three Right matching answers)

"I'm gonna tell you about a product found out there in the supermarket. As I describe it, see if you can figure out what that product is." - David Ruprecht (about the questions based on products that was described.)

"I'm gonna give you some juicy little tidbits about some famous person or event that you might have read about it in the tabloids." - David Ruprecht (about the Checkstand Headlines)

"I know that you are all familiar with the tabloids at the checkout stands. So, I'm gonna give you some headlines about some famous person or event. When you know who or what it is, buzz-in." - David Ruprecht (about Checkstand Headlines)

"Let's find out how much you know about the products in the market, and we called this our Supermarket Trivia." - David Ruprecht (about Supermarket Trivia)

"I'm gonna name three products, then ask you a question. All you have to do is tell me which of the products that I'm talking about." - David Ruprecht (about the questions that has multiple choice answers)

"I wanna see how good you are remembering Slogans." - David Ruprecht (about the questions that was based on the Slogans.)

"I want you to listen to these clues very carefully because you solve them with products that sold in the supermarket." - David Ruprecht (about the questions based on clues that was solved in the supermarket.)

"I'm gonna give you the opposite name of a product, or close to it, and all you have to do is tell me what that product is." - David Ruprecht (about the questions based on clues that was the opposite name of a product or close to the product.)

"I'm gonna read some clues describing popular trademarks or logos. You buzz-in as soon as you know the brand I'm talking about." - David Ruprecht (about the questions based on clues that was described popular trademarks or logos)

"A Proverb is a popular expression. I want you to complete these well-known proverbs with an item/a type of food you can find in the supermarket." - David Ruprecht (about the Proverb Game)

"I'm gonna describe a scene from a popular commercial, and all you have to do is tell me the product that I'm talking about." - David Ruprecht (about the questions that was based on the popular commercials)

"Like many of these supermarkets, we have a variety of videos out there, they include current and classic films." - David Ruprecht (about Video Rental Game)

"You buzz in as soon as you know the film that I'm talking about." - David Ruprecht (about the Video Rental Game and Snack Attack Movie Game)

"This last question/one is a (very) special Taste-Test Bonus attached to it, so you listen (very) carefully." - David Ruprecht (when the final question is asked during the Snack Attack Movie Game)

"(Buzzer) Nope." - David Ruprecht (when a team or a player gives out a wrong answer)

"(Buzzer) No, it's (insert correct answer)." - David Ruprecht (when all three teams or players gives out an incorrect answer)

"(Ding) Yes./That's it./There you go." - David Ruprecht (when a team or a player gives out a right answer)

"Well done, you got all three/four of them." - David Ruprecht (when a contestant sweeps a game)

"We're gonna bring your partners a chance to play right after this." - David Ruprecht (at the start of the first commercial break from 1990-1993)

"Stick around/Stay with us, we're coming right back with another Mini-Sweep." David Ruprecht (at the start of the first commercial break from 1993-1994)

"Stick around/Stay with us, we have (lot/even) more games, (lot/even) more chances for our players to build up their Sweep Time." - David Ruprecht (at the start of the first commercial break in the PAX run)

"Hi, this is David Ruprecht, and welcome back to Supermarket Sweep." - David Ruprecht (1990-1993)

"Welcome back to Supermarket Sweep!" - David Ruprecht

"Let's say hello again to (insert three names). Welcome back." - David Ruprecht (when he says hello again to their partners coming out of the first commercial breaks in the early Lifetime run from 1990-1993, and the PAX's final season from 2002-2003)

"Take a look a these blank spaces, they represent the letters of a product's name. I'll give you a clue about it, and you gonna tell me what that product is. Each correct answer is worth 10 seconds." - David Ruprecht (about the Fill in the Blank game)

"I have a series of questions that can be answered by one of two choices. Jump in when you think you know which one is correct. If you're right, you'll get/receive/earn (an additional) 10 seconds. But, you'll have to play this game carefully, because if you're wrong, I/we have to give 10 seconds to each of your opponents." - David Ruprecht (about the questions that have two choices each during the Question Round.)

""We're gonna play (insert name of the game)"

"I have a series of questions about particular brands or items we sell out here in our market. All you have to do is tell me whether each of these statements are "Fact" or "Not a Fact". If you're right, you'll get/earn/receive (an additional) 10 seconds. But, you'll have to play this game carefully, because if you're wrong, I/we have to give 10 seconds to each of your opponents." David Ruprecht (about the "Fact or Not a Fact" game)

"We've taken some brand names from our market and put a funny twist on each of them. All you have to do is tell me the actual brand name we're talking about, and you'll get/earn/receive (an additional) 10 seconds. For example, "You wouldn't find a filter named Mrs. Tea, but you would find a filter named Mr. Coffee." - David Ruprecht (about the "Twisted" game)

"It's time for the 30-Second Shootout. Let me explain how this works: Inside this card is a/an 5/6 letter name of a product. One of you has to get your partner to say that product, but you can only do it one letter at a time. For example: COAST. You might say "The state where you lived in...", which is in California, and the first letter is C. Once you get the first letter, you move on to the next one, hopefully your partner guesses the name of a product. You can use your friends' name, parents, teachers, kids, product names, anything you want. Who's gonna give the clues? (Insert member) You're gonna give the clues. If you can do it in 30/40 seconds, we'll add 30 seconds onto your Sweep Time. You have 30/40 seconds. Take a moment to look at it... and go!" - David Ruprecht (explaining the rules of the "30-Second Shootout" in the Lifetime run.)

"Who's gonna give the clues? (Insert member) You're gonna give the clues. Now, I wanna remind you that you can't use any clues that have been done/used before, otherwise you'll be disqualified. Remember, it's a 5/6 letter word. You have 30/40 seconds. Take a moment to look at it... and go!" (reminding the next and the final team not to repeat clues that have been used during the "30-Second Shootout" in the Lifetime run.)

"It's time for the 30-Second Shootout! Let me explain how this works: I have a card here with a list of words. The first letters of each of these words spell out either an item or a brand name from our market. You can do whatever you can to get your partner to say each of these words, short of saying the words themselves. If you're stuck on a word, just say "pass" and go on to the next one and if time permits, you can go back. Now, after 30 seconds, your clues have to stop. (Partner), if you identify the item or brand name, we'll add 30 seconds onto your Sweep time. You have 30 seconds to win 30 seconds, starting right now. Go!" - David Ruprecht (explaining the rules of the "30-Second Shootout")

"(Buzzer) We have to disqualify you. You said (mentions the word given by the clue-giver)." - David Ruprecht (when a team is disqualified due to the clue-giver giving away a word in the "30-Second Shootout")

"Let's get your partners up for the Round Robin Game. Now, here's the chance to really add on to your Sweep time, because the Round Robin has a total of six questions, and a chance to earn up to 60 seconds." - David Ruprecht (at the start of the Round Robin in the Lifetime Era from 1991-1993)

"Let's get your partners up for the Round Robin Game. The Round Robin has a total of six questions (There's 60 seconds at stake.) Partners, stand by because you're gonna be up next." - David Ruprecht (at the start of the Round Robin in the Lifetime Era.)

"I'm gonna show you a scrambled-up word of an item, or a brand name that sold in the market, and then I'll give you 3 clues about the product." - David Ruprecht (about the Scrambled Letters format during the Round Robin in the Lifetime Era.)

"I'm gonna give you 5 clues about a product, and all you have to do is tell me what that product is." - David Ruprecht (about an often-used 5-clue format during the Round Robin in the Lifetime Era.)

"After I'll show you a scrambled brand name, I'll give you three clues relating to that product. Each correct answer is worth 10 seconds, they are six of these, so the next 60 seconds are up for grabs (now's the time to help you build up your sweep total)". - David Ruprecht (about the Scrambled Letters brand name format during the Round Robin in the PAX era)

"After I'll show you a scrambled up word of a common food or item, now this could be anything from antipasto to zucchini, then I'll give you three clues about it. Each correct answer is worth 10 seconds, they're six of these, so the next 60 seconds are up for grabs (now's the time to build up your sweep total)." - David Ruprecht (about the Scrambled Letters common item format during the Round Robin in the PAX era)

"We need more." - David Ruprecht (when a player buzzes and gets part of an answer, the judges needed the player to be more specific of an answer during the Question Round.)

"Maybe.../Could be.../Let's see.../Let's find out.../Is it?" - David Ruprecht (revealing whether the answer is correct or not after the player buzzes in during Word Games in the Question Round and during the Scrambled Letters format in the Round Robin game)

"Change/Switch." - David Ruprecht (when the teams switched places with their partner for the next question during the Round Robin game.)

"There's only 10 seconds separating each team." - David Ruprecht (when the teams recapping the time score by 10 seconds between each team during or after the Question Round)

"(Insert score recap plus the money whoever the team received in the Mini-Sweep or Snack Attack Movie Game) Who's gonna run the Big Sweep? (Insert three names). Now, don't go away, when we come back, you're gonna see (insert three names)/these players running wild/crazy/mad through our Aisles, because they have a chance to win $5,000 here on Supermarket Sweep." - David Ruprecht (at the start of the second commercial break before the Big Sweep)

"Promotional consideration provided by (insert two products)." - Johnny Gilbert/Randy West (on the Promotional Considerations plug)

"Welcome back and now it's time for the Big Sweep!" - David Ruprecht

"Take a look out there. Everything you see in our supermarket aisles is up for grabs. Shop as fast as you can. Fill as many carts as you can. And the faster you can do that, the better. (insert explanation of bonuses and specials for today's Sweep). Remember, at the end of the Sweep, our bell will ring, and you must stop shopping and head back. And the team whose runner sweeps up the most money in merchandise and bonus prizes wins the game and the right to go for $5,000 in cash!" - David Ruprecht

"We have our Supermarket Sweep Shopping List, and today the items are: (insert 3 items). Partners, constantly remind your teammates when they return to exchange carts. If you get all 3 of these items, I will give you an extra $250." - David Ruprecht (about the Shopping List)

"We have our Frozen Yogurt Machine, and it has four different flavors: Triple Fudgy Chocolate, Vanilla Bean Dream, Sweet Peachy Peach, and Berry Berry Raspberry. All I am going to ask you to do is bring back some yogurt. However, I want a mix of just three of those flavors. So on the bottom I want (bottom flavor), then in the middle I want (middle flavor), and then on the top I want (top flavor). You bring back the yogurt exactly the way I want it, I will give you an extra $250!" - David Ruprecht (about the Frozen Yogurt Machine)

"We have those three TV/Television Monitors located throughout the store.""

"All you have to do is hit the button, and you'll instantly see one of three clues to the Mystery Product. If you get the Mystery Product before the bell, I'll give you an extra $250." - David Ruprecht (about the TV Mystery Product from 1993-1994)

"Each of them has a different clue to the Mystery Product. If you find that (Mystery) Product, I'll give you an extra $250." - David Ruprecht (about the TV Mystery Product from 1994-1995)

"Our Biggest Money Maker today is..."

  • "...the Mystery Product, and we have three/two TV/Television Monitors. All you have to do is hit the button on any monitor, and you'll see a one word clue/one of two/three clues towards the Mystery Product. If you get in your cart or across the line before the sweep is over, we'll add an extra $250 to your Sweep total!" - David Ruprecht (about the Mystery Product from 2000-2003)
  • "...Splitting the Name. Each of our two TV monitors has one half of the product's name. You find that product, we'll add $250 to your Sweep total!" - David Ruprecht (about Splitting the Name)
  • "...our Magazine Display, and we have a whole bunch of different titles of popular magazines. Here are the four titles I want you to bring back (insert 4 titles). You bring back the exact magazines that I ask for, I will give you an extra $250!" - David Ruprecht (about the Magazine Display)
  • "...The Alphabet Game, and today the letters are (insert 3 consecutive letters of the alphabet). I want you to bring back (names of 3 products beginning with those letters). Do not put those products into your regular cart. Instead, they have to go into these mini-baskets that are located in front of the carts. If you have to use more than one mini-basket, that's just fine; but the (3 aforementioned products) must be in the mini-baskets before the bell rings, and only one of each item. You do that, I will add $250/$300 to your Sweep total!" - David Ruprecht (about The Alphabet Game)
  • "... and I do mean big, is The $300 Movie. During the Sweep, you will hear my voice announce 'Activate the TV monitors'. Each of our two TV monitors will have a different clue for the movie we're looking for. In our video section, we have a whole bunch of movies, but only one copy of the movie we're looking for. If you get it in your cart or over the line before the final bell, it's not worth $200; it's not worth $250; it's The $300 Movie!/we will add $300 to your Sweep total!" - David Ruprecht (about The $300 Movie)
  • "...the International Bread Center, and it is filled with all different kinds of breads and rolls and bagels. Here's what I want you to bring back: (insert 3 bread varieties and the quantities of each). You put them in a bag, seal it with a twist-tie, then get it in your cart or over the line before the Sweep is over, I'll give you an extra $250!" - David Ruprecht (about the International Bread Center)
  • "...our new $250 Fruit Fantasy. Over at our fruit display, we have apples, grapefruits, lemons, and oranges. Each shopper can grab a fruit basket like this one (shows off a fruit basket), and this is what I want in that fruit basket: (insert quantities of each fruit). You get exactly the fruit I ask for, I will give you an extra $250!" - David Ruprecht (about the Fruit Fantasy)

"We also have our Super Sandwich. The way you make our Super Sandwich is by using all the ingredients that you'll find on your table. If you succeed in doing that, We'll add $200 to your Sweep total. Remember, we only allow one Super Sandwich to a customer; and that includes all 5 meats, both cheeses, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard." - David Ruprecht (about the Super Sandwich)

"We have our Cracker Jackpot, and it is worth $200. See all those Cracker Jack boxes piled up in the display in front of the store? Some have a prize in them and some do not. You tear open as many as you want until you find a prize and I'll give you an extra $200!" - David Ruprecht (about the Cracker Jackpot)

"We also have our Jolly Time is Money! game. See all those Jolly Time popcorn boxes piled up in front of the store? Well, tear open as many as you can until you find a token just like this one (shows off token); and remember, only one token per team. To save time, have your partner pick up the token so you can go right back to your shopping. You know how much that token is worth? $100/$150!" - David Ruprecht (about the Jolly Time is Money! game)

"Also during the Sweep, you will hear my voice announcing the Manager's/Red Tag Special...."

  • "At the front of the store, we have a display filled with all different kinds of canned products. 3 of them have a red star/X on the bottom. Put one of the specially-marked cans into your cart or get it over the line before the final bell, we'll add $200 to your Sweep total! And do remember, only one of those to a customer." - David Ruprecht (about the Manager's Special)
  • "At the back of the store, we have a display filled with all different kinds of products. 3 of them have a Red Tag on them. Put one of those specially-tagged products into your cart or get it over the line before the final bell, we'll add $200 to your Sweep total! And do remember, only one of those to a customer." - David Ruprecht (about the Red Tag Special)

"For those who remain back at the checkstands with me, if your partner brings back a sack of empty soda cans, it's up to you to go to our Recycling Machine and recycle them for $100!" - David Ruprecht (about the Recycling Machine)

"For those who remain back at the checkstands with me, if your partner brings back a sack of empty soda cans, you go to your table and stack them in the form of a pyramid. You must use every can. If you do that, I will give you a token just like this one (shows off token), and it is worth $100/$150! Do remember though, only one token per team." - David Ruprecht (about the Stack Job)

"Don't forget, we also have the Candy for $100, the Coffee for $100..." - David Ruprecht (on the Rest of the Big Money Makers in the Lifetime era)

  • ...and because this month is some very special, because one of the Bonus Specials has added a SUPER SUPER Bonus worth $300." - David Ruprecht (used during the Twin Car Giveaway for four weeks in September 1994)


"Don't forget, we also have the Coffee and Candy for $100... - David Ruprecht (on the Rest of the Big Money Makers in the PAX era)

"Also, bring back the amount of Candy/Coffee we need, and that's going to be worth $200..- David Ruprecht (on the Rest of the Big Money Makers in the final season)

  • ...and PLEASE don't forget our Bonus Specials, they can be worth anywhere from $50 to $250!" - David Rupercht finishing it all up.

"And the team, whose runners sweep the most merchandises and bonus prizes at the bell, wins the game, and the right to go for $5,000 in cash." - David Ruprecht (about the end of the Big Sweep)

"And the team, whose runners sweep the most merchandises and bonus prizes at the bell, wins the game, and increases their chance of winning the 2 Geo Trackers." - David Ruprecht (about the end of the Big Sweep on the final week day 1-4 in Twin Car Giveaway)

"And of course, whoever able to get the most merchandise, gets the chance at $5000." - David Ruprecht (about the end of the Big Sweep)

"OK runners, get ready! The clock is set at (insert highest team amount of time) and that's when (insert runner) will take off! On your mark, get set, go!" (first runner going out to sweep) - David Ruprecht

"3, 2, 1, and go!" (for next runner to get ready to run into sweep) - David Ruprecht

"Attention shoppers, the Manager's/Red Tag Special for today is... (insert product)." - David Ruprecht (at the loudspeaker announcing the Manager's/Red Tag Special product.)

"Attention shoppers, here's a clue to help you find the Bonus Envelope. The clue is ...(insert clue." - David Ruprecht (at the loudspeaker announcing the clue to find the Bonus Envelope.)

"Activate the TV monitors! Activate the TV monitors!" - David Ruprecht (at the loudspeaker announcing that the clues for The $300 Movie are available.)

"That's it everybody! Come on back! Thanks Johnny/Randy! Our (official) checkers are standing by! In a few seconds/little while, we'll find out which team has the highest total and the chance to go for $5,000! It's out there hidden behind a product (out there) in one of these aisles just waiting for them/to be won! Stick around! (Okay, everybody, you can start unloading/unpacking!)" - David Ruprecht

"If you're going to be in the Los Angeles area, and if you would like to be a contestant on Supermarket Sweep, call (213)960-2444." - Johnny Gilbert (on the Supermarket Sweep Contestant Hotline from the Lifetime Era)

"Attention shoppers, we're looking for new contestants on Supermarket Sweep! If you're in the Los Angeles area, call 661-294-2110." Johnny Gilbert/Randy West (on the Supermarket Sweep Contestant Hotline from the PAX era in 2000)

"Our official checkers have entered all the merchandise in the registers and we're ready to hit the total buttons (which will automatically round off the totals to the nearest dollar). Okay, let's see who won the Big Sweep!" - David Ruprecht on the Big Sweep final totals

"Our checkers have entered all of this merchandise into their registers! Now we're ready to hit those total buttons and find out who won the Big Sweep! [and who's going for the $5,000!]" - David Ruprecht on the Big Sweep final totals

"No one/nobody found the (TV) Mystery Product/'Splitting the Name'  product, and today it was (insert item)." - David Ruprecht (telling everybody that nobody found the TV Mystery or "Splitting the Name" Product)

"No one/nobody found the Bonus Envelope, and the clue was (insert clue). Where will the envelope would be? (Insert Bonus Envelope Product)." - David Ruprecht (telling everybody that nobody found the Bonus Envelope).

"No one/nobody found our $300 Movie, and the clues were (insert clues). What movie would be talking about? (insert movie)." - David Ruprecht (telling everybody that nobody found The $300 Movie)

"Let's find out how much your Bonus is worth..." - David Ruprecht (to the team that pulls the tag off the Bonus Special)

"$50/$100/$200 for that." - David Ruprecht (to the team shows the Bonus Special)

"It's a SUPER Bonus, $250!" - David Ruprecht (to the team shows the Super Bonus in the Bonus Special)

"It's a SUPER SUPER Bonus, $300!" - David Ruprecht (to the team shows the Super Super Bonus in the Bonus Special during Twin Car Giveaway for four weeks in 1994)

"So that puts (insert team) in the lead!" - David Ruprecht

"We add all your groceries and it gives you a grand total today of...... (bing bing bing) (insert total)!" - David Ruprecht to Teams #2 and #3 (and Team #1 when the total is higher than the other teams) when announcing their tallies, after adding up all bonuses

"When we add all your groceries to that, if your grand total is higher than (insert amount)...

  • ...you win the game. (Lifetime era 1990-1995 and on some episodes from the PAX version)
  • ...you'll be looking for the $5,000. (mostly used in the PAX run)
  • ...you will be in the lead for the 2 Geo Trackers. (first half of the Finale of Twin Car Giveaway)
  • ...you will win those 2 Geo Trackers. (second half of the Finale of Twin Car Giveaway)
  • ...you'll be crusing along the (name of cruise). (Cruise week finals)
  • ...you'll win the $5,000. (on "You Can't Lose!" Tournaments)

REST OF SPEIL: If not, (insert team) do. Your grand total, with your groceries, is...... (bing bing bing) (insert total)!" - David Ruprecht to Team #1 when announcing their tally, after adding up all bonuses.

"(insert team) win! Thank you all very much for playing, we have some great gifts for you!" - David Ruprecht

"There's $5,000 waiting for you to be won. You have one minute to find it, and three clues to assist/help you (out). As soon as I read this first clue, the one minute countdown starts. Before the game you chose Bonus Game number (insert number). Here's your first clue." - David Ruprecht (about the Final Sweep from 1990-1995)

"There's $5,000 waiting for you to be won. You have one minute to find it, and three clues to assist/help you (out). Remember, you must solve the first two clues before you go for the cash/money/$5,000. As soon as I read this first clue, the one minute countdown starts. Before the game you chose Bonus Game number (insert number). Here's your first clue." - David Ruprecht (about the Final Sweep that reminds the winning team to solve the first two clues before going for the money from 1991-1993)

"There's $5,000 waiting for you to be won. You have one minute to find it, and three clues to assist/help you (out). Remember, your hands have to be on the money before the final bell. Before you just started, you chose Bonus envelope/game number (insert number). As soon I finished reading the first clue, the one minute countdown starts." - David Ruprecht (about the Final Sweep that reminds the winning team that they have to have their hands on the money before the final bell from 1993-1995, and 2000-2003)

"Ohhhh, come on back. Come on back." - David Ruprecht (if someone loses the bonus round)

"Oh, I'm sorry. You had your hands on the item, but you didn't have your hands on the money before time ran out/the final bell sounded/rings." - David Ruprecht (if someone picked up the third and final item, but didn't get their hands on the money in time)

"(insert clue) (insert product), that's what we're looking for. But listen, you still have a great sweep, that gives you a grand total today of (insert total). Congratulations!" - David Ruprecht (when the winning team didn't found any items in the Final Sweep)

"(insert clue) (insert product), that's what we're looking for. But listen, you found one item worth $200/two items for $400, and we're going to add it up to what you've won, which gives you a grand total today of (insert total). Congratulations!" - David Ruprecht (when the winning team found one or two items in the Final Sweep)

"(excited laughter) YOU DID IT! CONGRATULATIONS!" - David Ruprecht (if someone wins the bonus round)

"You didn't grab the (insert item) in time, but you grabbed the $5,000 just in (the nick of) time." - David Ruprecht (if someone wins the bonus round with one second left by grabbing the money but didn't picked an item in time)

"Remember/As you know, you have to have your hands on the money before time runs out/the bell sounds/rings, and you just did it." - David Ruprecht (if someone wins the bonus round with a one second left before the clock hits zero)

"That's $5,000 in cash! Now we add that/the $5000 to what you've won, which gives you a grand total today of (insert total) Congratulations!" - David Ruprecht (when the winning team won $5,000 in the Final Sweep)

TaglinesEdit

"This is Bill Malone! So long for now!" - Bill Malone (1965-1967)

"This is David Ruprecht saying goodbye for Supermarket Sweep. Remember, the next time you're at the checkout counter/stand and you hear the beep (beep-beep), think of all the fun you could have on (with winning contestants) "SUPERMARKET SWEEP!" - David Ruprecht

"Remember, the next time you're on an ocean liner and you hear the beep (ocean liner beep-beep), you'll know that your ship has come in on (with winning contestants) SUPERMARKET SWEEP!" - David Ruprecht (during Carnival Cruise Weeks)

"The next time you're driving in your car and you hear the beep (car horn beep-beep), think of all the fun you can have on (with winning contestants) SUPERMARKET SWEEP!" - David Ruprecht (during the Twin Car Giveaway)

"Now the only thing left to say is that next time you see Rick & James in their new cars and you hear their beep (car horn beep-beep), think of all the fun they had on (with Rick & James) SUPERMARKET SWEEP!" - David Ruprecht (Conclusion of the Twin Car Giveaway)

Announcer SayingsEdit

"Next week, Supermarket Sweep visits (insert location)! The following weeks will be in (insert locations)! Join us again tomorrow here in our game! This is Richard Hayes/Wally King speaking! This program was pre-recorded." - Richard Hayes/Wally King (1965-1967)

"Supermarket Sweep departing contestants will receive the following (insert six products)." - Johnny Gilbert (on the parting gifts plug from 1990)

"Supermarket Sweep wishes to thank Hughes Markets for providing the supermarket contents." - Johnny Gilbert (on the Hughes Markets disclaimer)

"This is Johnny Gilbert speaking for Supermarket Sweep! Supermarket Sweep has been an Al Howard Production!" -Johnny Gilbert (1990-1993 & 2000)

"This is Johnny Gilbert for Supermarket Sweep! Supermarket Sweep has been an Al Howard Production!" - Johnny Gilbert (1993-1995)

"This is Randy West speaking for Supermarket Sweep! Supermarket Sweep has been an Al Howard Production!" - Randy West (2000)

This is Randy West for Supermarket Sweep! Supermarket Sweep has been an Al Howard Production!" - Randy West (2000-2003)

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