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Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (22 February 1928 - 18 August 2017), was a veteran TV presenter, entertainer, song-and-dance man and all-round national treasure known throughout the UnitedKingdom as "Brucie" who was one of the most famous British celebrities and had been entertained the nation from his beginnings around 1950. He came to fame with ''Sunday Night at the London Palladium'' (made by ATV London for Creator/{{ITV}}), a show so popular that evening church services were rescheduled around it, and went on to spend decades presenting some of British TV's most popular shows, both on the BBC and ITV. Brucie received a knighthood in 2011 after many years of people asking the government to give him one.

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Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (22 February 1928 - 18 August 2017), was a veteran TV presenter, entertainer, song-and-dance man and all-round national treasure known throughout the UnitedKingdom UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom as "Brucie" who was one of the most famous British celebrities and had been entertained the nation from his beginnings around 1950. He came to fame with ''Sunday Night at the London Palladium'' (made by ATV London for Creator/{{ITV}}), a show so popular that evening church services were rescheduled around it, and went on to spend decades presenting some of British TV's most popular shows, both on the BBC and ITV. Brucie received a knighthood in 2011 after many years of people asking the government to give him one.


Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (22 February 1928 - 18 August 2017), was a veteran TV presenter, entertainer, song-and-dance man and all-round national treasure known throughout the UnitedKingdom as "Brucie" who was one of the most famous British celebrities and had been entertained the nation from his beginnings around 1950. He came to fame with ''Sunday Night at the London Palladium'' (made by ATV London for {{ITV}}), a show so popular that evening church services were rescheduled around it, and went on to spend decades presenting some of British TV's most popular shows, both on the BBC and ITV. Brucie received a knighthood in 2011 after many years of people asking the government to give him one.

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Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (22 February 1928 - 18 August 2017), was a veteran TV presenter, entertainer, song-and-dance man and all-round national treasure known throughout the UnitedKingdom as "Brucie" who was one of the most famous British celebrities and had been entertained the nation from his beginnings around 1950. He came to fame with ''Sunday Night at the London Palladium'' (made by ATV London for {{ITV}}), Creator/{{ITV}}), a show so popular that evening church services were rescheduled around it, and went on to spend decades presenting some of British TV's most popular shows, both on the BBC and ITV. Brucie received a knighthood in 2011 after many years of people asking the government to give him one.


Brucie had the distinction of being married to Wilnelia Merced, the 1975 Miss World and [[MayDecemberRomance nearly thirty years his junior]]! He continued working up until 2016 when his advanced age finally caught up to him and his health significantly worsened. He passed away in 2017, the last of his generation of entertainers and will be sorely missed by his myriad fans.

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Brucie had the distinction of being married to Wilnelia Merced, the 1975 Miss World and [[MayDecemberRomance nearly thirty years his junior]]! junior! He continued working up until 2016 when his advanced age finally caught up to him and his health significantly worsened. He passed away in 2017, the last of his generation of entertainers and will be sorely missed by his myriad fans.


Brucie had the distinction of being married to Wilnelia Merced, the 1975 Miss World and [[MayDecemberRomance nearly thirty years his junior]]!

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Brucie had the distinction of being married to Wilnelia Merced, the 1975 Miss World and [[MayDecemberRomance nearly thirty years his junior]]!junior]]! He continued working up until 2016 when his advanced age finally caught up to him and his health significantly worsened. He passed away in 2017, the last of his generation of entertainers and will be sorely missed by his myriad fans.


Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE, born 22 February 1928, is a veteran TV presenter, entertainer, song-and-dance man and all-round national treasure known throughout the UnitedKingdom as "Brucie", who is one of the most famous British celebrities and has been entertaining the nation since c.1950. He came to fame with ''Sunday Night at the London Palladium'' (made by ATV London for {{ITV}}), a show so popular that evening church services were rescheduled around it, and has gone on to spend decades presenting some of British TV's most popular shows, both on the BBC and ITV. Brucie finally got his knighthood in 2011 after many years of people asking the government to give him one.

He was the original host of ''Series/TheGenerationGame'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and another {{Long Runner|s}} in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do the specials. He even played at UsefulNotes/GlastonburyFestival in 2013.

Such a {{Long Runner|s}} that many a HilariousInHindsight chuckle may be provoked by reading or hearing people describe him as an old-fashioned has-been...in books or shows created in ''TheSeventies''. Naturally, he has outlasted all the people making such comments. Amusingly, his age was lampshaded in an episode of ''Play Your Cards Right'', in which a question posed to 100 funeral directors was "If introduced to Bruce Forsyth, would you give him your business card?" One of the contestants agreed with Brucie that the question was scandalous, before jokingly offering 98 as his answer (it was actually 73).

He has numerous catchphrases, which are usually, but not always, [[AudienceParticipation completed by the audience]]:

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Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE, born 22 CBE (22 February 1928, is 1928 - 18 August 2017), was a veteran TV presenter, entertainer, song-and-dance man and all-round national treasure known throughout the UnitedKingdom as "Brucie", "Brucie" who is was one of the most famous British celebrities and has had been entertaining entertained the nation since c.from his beginnings around 1950. He came to fame with ''Sunday Night at the London Palladium'' (made by ATV London for {{ITV}}), a show so popular that evening church services were rescheduled around it, and has gone went on to spend decades presenting some of British TV's most popular shows, both on the BBC and ITV. Brucie finally got his received a knighthood in 2011 after many years of people asking the government to give him one.

He was the original host of ''Series/TheGenerationGame'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and another {{Long Runner|s}} in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen saw a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do continued to host the specials.prerecorded specials up until his death. He even played at UsefulNotes/GlastonburyFestival in 2013.

Such a {{Long Runner|s}} that many a HilariousInHindsight chuckle may be provoked by reading or hearing people describe him as an old-fashioned has-been...in books or shows created in ''TheSeventies''. Naturally, he has outlasted all the people making such comments. Amusingly, his age was lampshaded in an episode of ''Play Your Cards Right'', in which a question posed to 100 funeral directors was "If introduced to Bruce Forsyth, would you give him your business card?" One of the contestants agreed with Brucie that the question was scandalous, before jokingly offering 98 ninety-eight as his answer (it was actually 73).

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He has had numerous catchphrases, which are were usually, but not always, [[AudienceParticipation completed by the audience]]:



Brucie has the distinction of being married to Wilnelia Merced, the 1975 Miss World and [[MayDecemberRomance nearly thirty years his junior]]!

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Brucie has had the distinction of being married to Wilnelia Merced, the 1975 Miss World and [[MayDecemberRomance nearly thirty years his junior]]!


He was the original host of ''Series/TheGenerationGame'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and another {{Long Runner|s}} in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do the specials. He even played at UsefulNotes/GlastonburyFestival in 2013.

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He was the original host of ''Series/TheGenerationGame'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and another {{Long Runner|s}} in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''WheelOfFortune''.''Series/WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do the specials. He even played at UsefulNotes/GlastonburyFestival in 2013.


He was the original host of ''The Generation Game'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and another {{Long Runner|s}} in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do the specials. He even played at UsefulNotes/GlastonburyFestival in 2013.

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He was the original host of ''The Generation Game'' ''Series/TheGenerationGame'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and another {{Long Runner|s}} in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do the specials. He even played at UsefulNotes/GlastonburyFestival in 2013.



* "A cuddly toy!"- Always one of the prizes on the conveyor belt from ''The Generation Game'' (continuing even after he left.)

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* "A cuddly toy!"- Always one of the prizes on the conveyor belt from ''The Generation Game'' ''Series/TheGenerationGame'' (continuing even after he left.)



* "Didn't he/she do well?" - Also from ''The Generation Game'', though became generally attached to him and morphed into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XHJP-0UMuI a single in the '70s.]]

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* "Didn't he/she do well?" - Also from ''The Generation Game'', ''Series/TheGenerationGame'', though became generally attached to him and morphed into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XHJP-0UMuI a single in the '70s.]]


He was the original host of ''The Generation Game'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''ThePriceIsRight'' and another {{Long Runner|s}} in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do the specials. He even played at UsefulNotes/GlastonburyFestival in 2013.

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He was the original host of ''The Generation Game'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''ThePriceIsRight'' ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' and another {{Long Runner|s}} in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do the specials. He even played at UsefulNotes/GlastonburyFestival in 2013.

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->''"Not working is bad for you. It is my drug, it gives me a high; most performers will tell you that. And there is nothing like the high that an audience gives you."''

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* "I'm in charge!" - from ''Beat the Clock'', also the name of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4U8tqjsMKQ his first single]]

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* "I'm in charge!" - from ''Beat ''Series/BeatTheClock'' (which in the Clock'', UK was a segment in ''Sunday Night at the London Palladium''), also the name of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4U8tqjsMKQ his first single]]


* [Explains the scoring system, by which you get points, and...] "What do points mean?" to which the audience responds "Prizes!" (This one was often [[BorrowedCatchphrase borrowed]] by Humphrey Lyttelton of ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', even though on that show [[ThePointsMeanNothing the points meant nothing]] and there were no prizes.)

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* From ''Play Your Cards Right'': [Explains the scoring system, by which you get points, and...] "What do points mean?" make?" to which the audience responds "Prizes!" (This one was often [[BorrowedCatchphrase borrowed]] by Humphrey Lyttelton of ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'', even though on that show [[ThePointsMeanNothing the points meant nothing]] and there were no prizes.))
** In the 90s revival: "What do pounds make?" "Rich people!"


* "I'm in charge!"
* "Didn't he/she do well?" - Also from ''The Generation Game'', though became generally attached to him and morphed into a single in the '70s.

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* "I'm in charge!"
charge!" - from ''Beat the Clock'', also the name of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4U8tqjsMKQ his first single]]
* "Didn't he/she do well?" - Also from ''The Generation Game'', though became generally attached to him and morphed into [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XHJP-0UMuI a single in the '70s.]]


He was the original host of ''The Generation Game'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''ThePriceIsRight'' and another {{Long Runner|s}} in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do the specials. He even played at GlastonburyFestival in 2013.

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He was the original host of ''The Generation Game'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''ThePriceIsRight'' and another {{Long Runner|s}} in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do the specials. He even played at GlastonburyFestival UsefulNotes/GlastonburyFestival in 2013.


He was the original host of ''The Generation Game'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''ThePriceIsRight'' and another LongRunner in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do the specials. He even played at GlastonburyFestival in 2013.

Such a LongRunner that many a HilariousInHindsight chuckle may be provoked by reading or hearing people describe him as an old-fashioned has-been...in books or shows created in ''TheSeventies''. Naturally, he has outlasted all the people making such comments. Amusingly, his age was lampshaded in an episode of ''Play Your Cards Right'', in which a question posed to 100 funeral directors was "If introduced to Bruce Forsyth, would you give him your business card?" One of the contestants agreed with Brucie that the question was scandalous, before jokingly offering 98 as his answer (it was actually 73).

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He was the original host of ''The Generation Game'' in TheSeventies, presented the UK version of ''ThePriceIsRight'' and another LongRunner {{Long Runner|s}} in the shape of ''Play Your Cards Right'' (the UK's version of ''Series/CardSharks''), as well as returning to ''The Generation Game'' in TheNineties. In the United States, he was the host of ''[[Series/HotStreak Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak]]'' on Creator/{{ABC}}- but it got squashed in the ratings by '' The Price is Right'' and ''WheelOfFortune''. By the turn of the millennium it looked like his career was winding down as his GameShows had long since bitten the dust one after the other, but following an unexpectedly well-received guest-hosting spot on ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' at the age of 75 in 2003, Bruce has seen a huge late career revival the next year he became the host of an unlikely new show, ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'', which has given rise to the worldwide phenomenon of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' and which Forsyth presented as a regular until 2013; he has now stepped down from the live shows but will still do the specials. He even played at GlastonburyFestival in 2013.

Such a LongRunner {{Long Runner|s}} that many a HilariousInHindsight chuckle may be provoked by reading or hearing people describe him as an old-fashioned has-been...in books or shows created in ''TheSeventies''. Naturally, he has outlasted all the people making such comments. Amusingly, his age was lampshaded in an episode of ''Play Your Cards Right'', in which a question posed to 100 funeral directors was "If introduced to Bruce Forsyth, would you give him your business card?" One of the contestants agreed with Brucie that the question was scandalous, before jokingly offering 98 as his answer (it was actually 73).

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