It was fun to watch my husband in the audience and then later see the whole show again on national T.V. He didn't win the game. The other contestant (a girl) was the one who won the contest, but it was still a fun time and rare opportunity for him.
Below is a description (and youtube video) of one of the shows, for your entertainment. (not of Bernd)
..."One of the few successful new game shows of the 1980s, two three-member teams--each composed of two celebrities and one contestant--competed in this game of pictorial charades. One member of the team is shown a phrase (or perhaps the name of a person, place, thing, etc.) and is given 60 seconds to convey the solution by drawing pictures of the phrase's key words; at the 30-second mark, the team member could ask a fellow teammate to continue drawing the solution. If the contestant (or one of his celebrity teammates) could guess the solution, the player won $200 (or $100 if a hand-off was taken), otherwise, the opposing team has a chance to guess for $100. Three rounds were played, followed by a bonus round, in which both contestants competed. Each contestant was given 90 seconds to guess (or try to convey) as many one-word answers as they could, at $100 apiece; the trailing contestant after three rounds went first, followed by the third-round leader. The winner after three rounds won $1,000 and returned to compete on the next show."