Christine & Michael Bails SHOW #61
On May 20, 1983 STARCADE! received a letter
from Michael Bails, then a 5th grader and 10½ years old. He wanted
to be a contestant and as it happened, we were auditioning at the
time. On June 25 he came to auditions with his Mom, Christine.
We were looking for a team so we took them both, putting them up against
another Mother/Son team.
It was a good competition with their
opponents taking the game by less than 400 points. Disappointing for
Christine & Michael but they were great contestants ... and we
remember their enthusiasm and charming team effort.
On her Tryout sheet, Christine told us that
she wanted to be on STARCADE! because it would be "fun and crazy to
do and my son conned me into coming with him." Michael said he
"wanted to be on TV ... like a chance to win some prizes."
Michael was quite a swimmer at the time
... "on a competitive swim team 4 years and earned 2 trophys and 5
medals in breast stroke." Christine worked for a major oil
company and her hobby was, "making sure Michael gets to all his
sports and activities." ... including being a contestant on STARCADE!
Michael's favorite games were "Star
Trek, Crystal Castles and Pole Position." Christine's favorite
games were "Reactor, Pole Position and Crystal Castles ... but (she
said) I'm not good at any of them."
Michael checked in to tell us that today
(2003) ... he is living on the East coast (he was living on the West coast when
we taped his show) ... and "still playing lots
of games and working for the back office of a bank ..."