Lauren and Elizabeth Maddox grew up watching the ‘60s gameshow Supermarket Sweep in their South Euclid living room. So when the sisters saw on social media an application to compete on the new modern, fast-paced reboot on social media, airing Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. on ABC, they knew they’d be a dream team.
“She texted me at work, and all she’s saying is Supermarket Sweep,” says Lauren. “It was a lifelong dream. We were just really, really big fans of the show.”
The two prepared for their appearance on the Leslie Jones-hosted show by studying local grocery stores — and running through their parking lots with carts.
“We were so eager to play that we trained,” says Lauren. “People were looking at like we were crazy. If we were going to be on the show, we had to try our best.”
They say the craziest part was getting to escape the pandemic, even just momentarily, to compete in the massive, whimsical grocery store the show’s team built from the ground up in an airport hangar.
“We left quarantine to go into quarantine,” Elizabeth says. “It was just like a relief to be outside.”
Though the two can’t reveal any details, they say being on the show was a crazy competitive, hilarious experience they wouldn’t trade for the world.
“It was just like a blur," Lauren says. "Definitely want to do it again. It was more fun than I ever imagined it to be."
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