Gianna & Cayo Carini's show
  • Gianna & Cayo Carini
    SHOW #77 & SHOW #83
    taped: 7/25/1983 & 7/28/1983
Show #77 was cute AND a good competition as well .. featuring contestants that were both equally cute and both equal on the games. Gianna (9) and Cayo (13) were a sister/brother team. We remember them for their great personalities and their team spirit. They wanted to win and did.

Cayo checked in to tell us, "It's definitely been a while; I can't wait to see our video!  In the last (close to) twenty years, I managed to get certified as a paralegal (not practicing just yet) and have had two children (a boy and a girl). ... I currently live with my fiance in a beautiful little town and today we got our first cat together (black cat named Dillon). My life is content and my sister and I remained very close over the years (our family as well)..."

Gianna checked in to tell us, "I was nine-years-old when my brother and I were on Starcade! Today (2009) I am a writer (working on novels currently and seeking representation). I also run my own little business as a copy-editor and book layout designer."

Note: You can check out Gianna's work at https://www.giannacarini.com/.

"I am living in beautiful Sonoma county (my favorite place on earth) and am in excellent health and shape. ... I seem to remember Geoff Edwards naming our show (with Dusty and Boot Hughston) as one of his very favorites."

Producer's Note: It's one of our favorites as well, Gianna, one that we remember well.

Gianna & Cayo won the Grand Prize - an RB5X Robot ... "The Robot lived in the corner of our kitchen near the water heater ... we never got all the parts so we could not use it to fetch the newspaper or do my dishes for me (which Geoff promised it would do), but one day OUT OF NOWHERE the thing went berzerk and started rolling all over the kitchen!!! hahaha, I swear it's true! When it was done being possessed, it rolled back to its place in the corner with the water heater ... I believe the Robot is sitting in my parent's garage to this day. Hasn't been possessed since."

We wanted to add this possessed RB5X to STARCADE! Central and asked Gianna if we could buy it from her and Cayo ... but ..."I checked with my parents and they no longer have it stored. It was taken to the dump on a spring cleaning day years ago."

Poor RB... there's lots of Starcaders out there who would like to know the location of that dump.
GIANNA & CAYO CARINI'S OPPONENT: Dusty & Boot Hughston - Click here to check out their page.
GIANNA & CAYO CARINI'S GAMES
GIANNA & CAYO CARINI'S SCORES

50 secounds
Q*BERT

2,650

1,150 Dusty & Boot Hughston

50 secounds
CRYSTAL CASTLES

10,942

13,700 Dusty & Boot Hughston

40 secounds
GALAGA

7,670

2,880 Dusty & Boot Hughston

TOTALS
all games played

21,262 Gianna & Cayo Carini OVERALL WINNER!

17,730 -Dusty & Boot Hughston

GIANNA & CAYO CARINI'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
GUZZLER -

SCORE TO BEAT: 3,247
SCORED: 4,260+
WINNER? YES!

PLAYING FOR: RB5X ROBOT

GIANNA & CAYO CARINI'S INVITATIONAL SHOW #83
Because Gianna & Cayo were the overall winner of their show with Dusty & Boot we invited them back to compete against 3 other Winners. We called these shows Invitationals. Invitationals were formatted differently:
4 contestants - Gianna & Cayo Carini vs Marc & Mike Olenczuk AND Charles & Adika Boothe vs Richard & Luba Held
2 Rounds - 2 contestant teams in each round
Final Round - winning team of each round competing against each other to choose an Overall Winner
GIANNA & CAYO CARINI'S GAMES INVITATIONAL SHOW #83
GIANNA & CAYO CARINI'S SCORES INVITATIONAL SHOW #83

30 secounds
ZOO KEEPER

2,320

2,720 Marc & Mike Olenczuk

30 secounds
BUBBLES

6,500

13,380 Marc & Mike Olenczuk

30 secounds
SINISTAR

5,000 Charles & Adika Boothe

5,150 Marc & Mike Olenczuk-OVERALL WINNER!

PLAYING FOR: TRIP TO HAWAII AND A ROLL OF QUARTERS

GIANNA & CAYO CARINI'S PRIZES