“The Newlywed Game” host Bob Eubanks is calling. It’s unmistakably his golden pipes on the end of the line, which sound so intimidating I nervously call him “Mister,” but I’m distracted and hoping he at least once says “whoopee” or plugs Rice-A-Roni and Turtle Wax, the parting gifts often awarded to “Newlywed” contestants.
Instead, Eubanks is explaining why the IRS filed a $39,000 tax lien against his company this month.
Eubanks, 73, is a game-show icon. His resume includes stints on “Card Sharks,” “Trivia Trap” and something called “Rhyme and Reason.”
He’s also a Flint native, as anti-Semitic joke and “Roger & Me” fans will recall.
- The IRS filed a $39,567 lien against Bob Eubanks Enterprises Inc. on Oct. 4 with the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds.
Eubanks said there was an unspecified disagreement between his company and the IRS.
“It’s hard to win an argument with them,” Eubanks said.
Eubanks said he has a deal with the feds and will pay the tax amount in full by March 1.