Leslie Jones Explains Why She Was So Excited to Host a Reboot of 'Supermarket Sweep'
Leslie Jones is back on TV, but not on Saturday Night Live. The comedian is hosting a reboot of the classic ‘90s game show Supermarket Sweep, and she couldn’t be more excited.
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For those who don’t remember, Supermarket Sweep featured teams of contestants answering trivia questions about products found in the typical supermarket. Correct answers won a team more time during the “sweep” portion of the game, when players would race through the store, filling their carts with the highest-priced items they could find. The team whose cart was worth the most advanced to a bonus round, where they had the chance to win $5,000.
Leslie Jones was a big fan of the original ‘Supermarket Sweep’
“I just loved the whole game,” Jones told USA Today. “And I had a mission of winning that $5,000. Back in the day, $5,000 was a lot of money. Now, I didn’t know the taxes involved and I probably would have walked away with, like, $16.62, but I still wanted to win that money. It was just such an exciting show.”
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jones explained that part of the appeal of the show was that it was different from a program like Jeopardy! “Supermarket Sweep was one of those game shows where it was like, you don’t even have to really be smart. I know grocery stores, and I know what ...
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