Thursday, March 25, 2010

Queen For A Day

Back in the late 50's and early 60's there was a television show called, Queen for a Day. This show was one of the first big-prize giveaway shows which originated on radio in the 40's and this series is considered a forerunner of our modern day "reality television".

The show opened with host Jack Bailey asking the audience—mostly women—"Would YOU like to be Queen for a day?" After this, the contestants were introduced and interviewed, one at a time, with commercials and fashion commentary interspersed between each contestant.

Using the classic "applause meter", as did many game and hit-parade style shows of the time, Queen for a Day had its own special twist: each contestant had to talk publicly about the recent financial and emotional hard times she had been through.

And there were prizes...lots of prizes. They might include a vacation trip, a fully-paid night on the town with her husband or escort, silver-plated flatware, an array of kitchen appliances, and a selection of fashion clothing. The losing contestants were each given smaller prizes; no one went away from the show without a meaningful gift. The winner, though, also received a huge bouquet of roses, a long fur robe and beautiful crown. I may have been only six years old at the time, but I wanted that crown!

There have been times in my life where I have thought of that show, if only I could be Queen for a Day, my life would be trouble free. Well, today is my day, I am Queen for a Day! My little corner of the blogoshpere has been recognized by two bloggers who think well enough of my efforts here to honor me with an award.

MrsBlogAlot has crowned me with her "A Must Read" award and has posted it on her blog for all to see. Thank you, MrsBlogALot, I am honored. For those of you who are not already regular readers over there, you really must pop over. Her post today features one of our twisted blogging buddies, moooooog, read all about it here.

Lauren over at Think Spin has also crowned me with the "Happy 101" award. She has listed The Screaming Me-Me in her Top 10 blogs. How sweet is that? Thank you, Lauren! You really must visit her today and read her post "The Metamucil Club". Go here, it's hilarious!

So, there you have it...the two jewels in my crown.

Just as a reminder, today is "tweet thursday", I give a tweet! All you have to do is leave a comment and I will tweet your latest post, simple as that. It's just my way of saying "thanks".

I really must go public awaits, my adoring public! (Insert Queen wave here.) Have a great day everyone!


  1. ...your ADORING public awaits....

  2. Queen for a day is a lot like going on Oprah or Ellen to tell your story & then leaving with a ton of prizes!

  3. You are the greatest! Congrats on all the bling for your crown, woman! You deserve it.

    I will have to go check out Think Spin, have not been over there....thanks for the tip!

  4. There she is, Miss Ameri... oops, wrong theme song. Way to go Queen Margo. With so much recognition, you now qualify as an a-ward of the state! ;)

  5. Wow. That must have been a great show. I have always wanted to be on a TV. Though, that want is yet to happen.

    Congrats to you on your Awards. You deserved them...:)

  6. You are always The Queen Me-Me!!!

    If you need me, I'm out making the float.

  7. Congratulations on your 2 well deserved awards.


  8. Good for you! I missed your hard luck story though. Could you repeat that again...without the tears?

  9. Congrats on your awards...Here's your year supply of Rice-a-Roni. You have to be really old to remember that prize.

  10. Tweet me! Tweet me!

    Wow. That sounds FILTHY.


    And congrats on the award and thanks for the mention!!

    Letting this all go to my head.

    Wow. That sounds filthy, too.

    I'm amazing at this.

  11. Just tweeted you, is that dirty? Does not really matter to us, but don't want people to think we are pervs...oh wait..we don't care. Moment of "giving a crap"
    We love you and you are amazing
    your adoring fans at

  12. You have an adoring public? I'm jealous.

    I think I have a public, although I don't know how "adoring" they always are...well, except for yourself, but then you're a queen. :)

  13. Ah the good ol' days of PURE television !

    The closest we'd come to "Queen For A Day" these days would be "Queer For A Gay".

    Damn Bravo channel !

  14. Congrats on your awards! I remember that show. My mom used to watch it, it was on during the day right? I don't know how old I was but I'm thinking 5-ish. I could be happy to win a new washer/dryer right now. Even without the vacation thrown in.

  15. Congrats to you! You so deserve them! I never heard of the show, but it sounds cool! They should bring it back. But with drag Queens! LOL! I don't know why that would be a fun show...Drag Queen for a day. Sorry I am on migraine meds.

  16. Congratulations Your Highness. You are always a queen here in the Bolgosphere. (I remember that show, vaguely).

  17. Congrats Me-Me! You are the Queen. Your scepter and crown are in the mail.

  18. Well congrats on the awards, you really deserve them. Wear that crown with pride :)

  19. You deserve the recognition, Me-Me!
    You are the balls.

  20. Congrats! I'm not surprised though. You deserve them! (((HUGS)))

  21. Hi Me-Me,

    Rather, Hi Queen Me-Me. The only crown I've ever gotten was from the dentist.

    Congrats on the "Must Read Award." You so deserve it. Also thanks so much for the mention and link to my blog, as well as the Tweet Thursday reminder. I need to put the badge on my side bar.

    I think if "Queen for a Day" was still on the air it would likely be on one of the cable stations and would include really tall women with deep throaty voices, large hairy knuckles, and extra layers of face paint.

  22. Congrats on your awards!!! Well deserved, to be sure. And I haven't heard of the Queen for a Day show but I would love to be able to catch an old episode and see what it was like. I can only imagine how exciting that must have been at that time, seeing as how game shows weren't a dime a dozen.

  23. I bow to you, O Awesome One!

    Congrats on the awards. They are well deserved.

    Now I must go find my crown.

  24. Congratulations on the awards, well deserved and MrsBlogalot is a great blogger.

    I don't remember that show but I too would have loved the crown. The cape would have been even better.

  25. Nicely done!! Two in one day, what a great feeling. And well deserved!

  26. Congratulations! Isn't Lauren amazing? She said I was in good company, and I have to say she was right!

    Congratulations your highness! I'm heading over the MrsBlogsAlot to check her out.

    Can't wait to read more Me-Me!

  27. Sorry I have not been around, that time of year to be running all over. I will be free again next an Tuesday, but wanted to stop and say hi So sorry I have miss ya and your great blog :-) Glenn

  28. Congratulations! You definitely deserve those awards - your blog IS awesome!

    If they only gave you a Queens credit card for the day.

  29. Ah... I remember watching Queen for a Day!
    All the screaming and sobbing as they'd learn about their prizes...

    Long live the Queen Me-Me! (Did you spend the day screaming and sobbing?)

  30. Congrats on your awards and thank you for bringing back a memory that I had long forgotten!! I do remember Queen for the Day!!


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