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'Newellywed Game' an audience favorite during Newell Pride Days

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Newellywed Game winners Jamie Sievers (center) reacts after husband John (right) guesses incorrectly during Newell Pride Day's spin-off of the popular 1960s TV game show. / Photo by Ashley Miller
Questions related to breakfast cereals, candies and body repair shops had the audience in stitches during Newell Pride Days' "Newellywed Game" on Friday night.

Based on a popular TV game show first aired in 1966, four couples were asked a series of questions to determine which husband and wife knew each other best.

Contestants Jeff and Paula Dicks, Shad and Alyn Coppock, John and Jamie Sievers and Dick and Chris Jungers were decked out in their favorite sports attire, including Hawkeyes and Huskers wear, Newell-Fonda sports uniforms and his-and-hers golf gear.

Following the Newlywed Game format, three rounds were held, including a women-only round, men-only round and bonus round, with questions such as a candy that describes your first kiss, an article of clothing your spouse wears that annoys you and a breakfast cereal that describes your wife's family's first impression of you.

When it came to a breakfast cereal describing his wife's family's first impression of him, Dick Jungers said he was likely viewed as "Frosted Flakes."

"I was the strangest person to walk in there," he said, as the audience laughed.

During rounds, husbands or wives tried to guess correct answers, with sometimes hilariously different results.

Top winners of the 90-minute game were John and Jamie Sievers, who dressed as high school sweethearts, donning a Newell-Fonda football jersey and cheerleader uniform.

"It was a good time, and we're surprised by how many we got right," Jamie said, who noted she and her husband, unlike some participants from the original Newlyweds show, were still happily married following the end of the game.

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