Elaine was on one of the first
STARCADE! shows...the second one we taped with Host Mark Richards in
December 1982. Elaine's show aired as show #5. Elaine played against Duru Ahanotu, a teen, who won, but not by much. When she checked in Elaine said of Duru, "I played against a teenager named Duru who is
probably a rocket scientist by now." Actually Duru is not a
rocket scientist but he does have a PhD in Engineering ... pretty good
During Tryouts, Elaine told us, "I haven't won big at the horse races, haven't won Reader's Digest or Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes ... I'm giving STARCADE!
Elaine didn't win big on
STARCADE! but she did OK, taking home a TI99/4 Computer & Monitor for
naming 4 games out of 4 right on the Name the Game Quiz.
Elaine was a Technical
Recruiter by profession but her love was comedy, "I'm a serious
comedy writer ... I do imitations of Lily Tomlin characters - Edith Ann,
Ernestine and Judith Beasley." During the taping of her
STARCADE! show, Elaine did her Ernestine (Telephone Operator) impression. Ironically, Elaine worked for one of the biggest telephone companies in the US later in the '80's. Maybe her Ernestine impression got her the gig OR her STARCADE! impression of Ernestine.
Elaine had (and we're sure still has) a great sense of humor.