• John Jr & Sr Santo
    SHOW #84
    taped: 7/18/1983
John Santo Jr. and his Dad, John Santo played as a team ... and what a team ... they won it all ... a White's Metal Detector, a Mattel computer, a Scisys Electronic Chess game AND the Grand Prize - Atari's Black Widow video arcade game.

John Santo Jr was 11 years old and in the 6th grade when we taped show #84 in July 1983. His ambition was to grow up and be a stuntman. John Jr. said he played video games in an arcade named the Funny Farm. His favorite game was Q*Bert. His hobbies were collecting Star Wars figures, playing video games and chess. He said his job was: 'being me.'

John Santo was a Production Manager for KUSK TV in Prescott (not a station showing STARCADE!). The most interesting thing about Dad on the day of the taping, according to him was, "I made it to San Francisco without getting a ticket!" They drove from Prescott, Arizona. The Santo team was a 'dynamic' one ... winning big on Show #84.

In 2012 John Jr checked in to say, "As far as the prizes went, I remember playing with most of them for quite a while. The Black Widow machine was the neighborhood hit for several years. We'd have weekend competitions brackets, some cheesy certificates designed by my sister with crayons. It was a great time. I have to admit, I'm not sure what happened to it. I left for college and when my parents moved, I'm guessing they got rid of it and I've never really thought about it until you asked the question. I'll have to do some research."

"Today I'm a video editor in Los Angeles. I've worked on short films, TV shows and major websites including Gametrailers.com. I'm not exactly the stuntman I dreamed of being bak when I was on the show, but my career choice now is a little less dangerous."

Another Starcader in showbiz with a touch of video games ... John, it's magical!
JOHN JR & SR'S OPPONENTS: Felicity & Zephir O'Meara have not checked in.
JOHN JR & SR'S GAMES
JOHN JR & SR'S SCORES

50 secounds
ZOAR

2,580 Santo Jr

80 Zephir O'Meara

50 secounds
BUMP'N'JUMP

1,840 Santo Sr

2,664 Felicity O'Meara

40 secounds
JOUST

4,000 Santo Jr

3,000 Zephir O'Meara

TOTALS
all games played

8,420 John Jr & Sr Santo - Overall Winner!

5,744 Felicity & Zephir O'Meara

JOHN JR & SR'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
TIME PILOT

SCORE TO BEAT: 5,910

SCORED: 8,600+
WINNER? YES!

PLAYING FOR: BLACK WIDOW VIDEO ARCADE GAME

JOHN JR & SR'S PRIZES