Penny For Your Thoughts With … ALFONSO RIBEIRO

PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS… WITH ALFONSO RIBEIRO
Former “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” star returns to television with new Game Show Network series “Catch 21” Presented by Electronic Urban Report.

Actor Alfonso Ribeiro, best known as high brow Carlton Banks on the hit 90s TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and the tap-dancing kid of the Pepsi Generation, is taking on the role of host for the Game Show Network’s new series “Catch 21.”

“I’m doing this game show because it’s really a fun game,” Ribeiro told EUR’s Lee Bailey. “With poker becoming very popular, I think card games are making a comeback. And this brings all of the great aspects of game shows together - multiple choice questions, cards, people having a good time. I think it’s a really fun show and people will really like it.”

Created by the game show gumption of Merrill Heatter, “Catch 21″ pits three players in a game of cards. Each contestant is given one card and in order to up their number of cards, and thus their total, they have to answer a multiple choice question.

“Whoever gets that question correctly, they get $100 and control of the game (and) they get the next card in the deck,” Ribeiro explained. “They can keep that card or they can force it on one of the other players making their hand worse. The goal is to catch ‘21′ exactly, and if not, be the last player standing with a good hand. It’s a lot of strategy. You have to be really good. It’s almost impossible to win the game if you do not get the questions right.”

The blackjack component game has a possible jackpot of $25,000. But don’t think you have to be a card shark to follow along. Ribeiro assured that the game is actually really simple.

“Really it’s about ‘Can you count?’ It’s pretty obvious what you need to do in this game, but really the key is being able to answer the questions,” he said.

As for his hosting duties, Ribeiro explained that he has a few things he had to learn to be the lead in the game show…

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