CHICAGO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Game Show Network made a spectacle of itself today with the unveiling of the world's largest* bobblehead -- an 11 foot high replica of legendary game show host Chuck Woolery. The GSN Woolery bobblehead weighs 900 lbs. and is made of steel and fiberglass. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030609/LAM089 ) The Woolery bobblehead will be transported in a customized "Chuckwagon" around the country to promote the GSN's first reality series CHUCK WOOLERY: NATURALLY STONED which debuts Sunday, June 15 at 9:30 PM ET/PT and 8:30 CT. The giant bobblehead and "Chuckwagon" are scheduled to cruise the streets of downtown Chicago during the NCTA's The National Show (June 8-11) and then will enjoy a weekend in the Hamptons before making a splash in New York City (week of June 16). The bobblehead will then head west to visit Los Angeles and Seattle in July. In all, it is expected to travel over 3,000 miles. "When I began my career in show business I never fathomed I'd have a bobblehead created in my likeness, let alone the world's largest," said Woolery. "It is one of the most bizarre tributes I could ever imagine. It's been a lot of fun working on NATURALLY STONED and well, this bobblehead is bigger than life for me." According to the builders Promotions Group West, the coil used for the Woolery bobblehead is from a Honda Civic and the head is estimated to bobble approximately 120 times a minute. The head is sized 3 times larger than the body and will lay down at night when not in use. "America is smitten with bobblehead mania and now we are taking it to the next level of absurdity. The giant bobblehead on the mobile 'Chuckwagon' is the perfect promotional stunt to complement our aggressive marketing campaign associated with our special summer programming on Sunday nights," reflected Dena Kaplan, Senior Vice President of Marketing, GSN. (*The network is currently registering the bobblehead with the Guinness Book of World Records.) Digital photographs of the Woolery bobblehead are available upon request. Game Show Network (GSN) is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game programming and interactive game playing. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features more than 84 hours per week of interactive original programming and enhanced classics. This interactivity allows viewers to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via gsn.com . Reaching over 50 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation.
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