Conan O’Brien Joins The Prize Patrol?

After many years of surprising people with the news that they are winners in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes, it takes a lot to surprise me. But that’s just how I felt watching TV this weekend.

All of sudden, a commercial came on with what looked like a strange version of our famous Prize Patrol van. Then when the announcer said – “miracles can happen, and dreams do come true” – I thought I was dreaming. I knew that Publishers Clearing House wasn’t running any of our TV commercials right now — the commercials for our huge $1 Million A Year For Life SuperPrize just stopped airing.

Then things on my TV got even stranger when Conan O’Brien stepped out of the this Prize Patrol van, with balloon, roses, a cameraman, and a big check. Wow – this was really looking familiar to me. I won’t ruin the surprise by telling you what happened next, but it seems like Conan is also a PCH fan and this commercial was a parody of our famous winning moments, designed to promote his new show on TBS. It’s a very funny commercial and you can see it for yourself here:

We have been spoofed before – on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Late Show with David Letterman, but as the co-founder of the Prize Patrol over 20 years ago, I still get a kick out of seeing how the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol has become an advertising icon and part of the American pop culture landscape. Seems like everyone dreams of that special knock on the door with the news that they are a winner in the famous Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.

I’m sure you’d like to get a Prize Patrol visit too! How about a surprise on February 28th with the $1 Million A Year For Life SuperPrize. You have until February 15th to enter – so go to pch.com right now and do it!

We could show up at your house and maybe we’ll even convince Conan O’Brien to come along!

Good Luck!

Todd Sloane
PCH Prize Patrol


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Cindy Bonneau said...

That would be so very funny if you did get Conan O’Brien to go with the “Prize Patrol..” I just could imagaine what that scenaro would be like .. Conan is always funny, he would come up with something good~

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Michael Rolle said...

am looking Out for Conan O’Brien feburary28th what this means is that PCH-Prize Patrol IS NOT JOKING AROUND At All!

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Michael,

    As the blog entry states, Conan O’Brien was simply doing a parody of Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol, he is not a part of the real PCH Prize Patrol. Sorry for any confusion.

    Cheers,
    Alanna @ PCH

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Vickie Plasterer said...

HEY there TODD SLOANE,

It is good to see you on the ‘BLOG’ I do not beleive I have seen you here before. WELCOME !!!

I have met Conan in person. He is a really nice man with good Christian principles, that is when he is not on TV being obnoxious. At times it is difficult for me to think of him as a former writer for the SIMPSON’s. He is a guy that definitely has two very different personalities. It would be fun seeing him on an actual Prize Patrol Delivery, that is unless he decides to make a parody of the Real PCH Sweepstakes Winner,on his new shoe on TBS; speaking for myself of course. I do plan on being the BIG WINNER. I ACTUIALLY DID HAVE A DREAM ABOUT IT. My husband kids me about it, as it woke me up and I had real tears of happiness streaming down my cheeks.

Hey I am wondering if Ms. Deborah Holland received my message. I am seriously waiting.

Hey you Rock and Roll fans’ of he 70′s and 80′s, did you happen to see the long list of “OUR” favotie music that is one of the DEAL’s of the DAY at ShopandWIN today. Finally all of our favorites in one place. My favorite vacumning and mopping the floor music, you woman in my age group know what I am talking about when I say my favorite vacumning and mopping the floor music. Our time to shake it, sing it, and realy rock out when no one is home. That broom handle makes a pretty good microphone doesn’t it. REALLY NINE CD’s with EVERY SONG we LOVED then. CHECK it out at SHOPandWIN under Deal of the DAY. I beleive I am going to get it.

Later,
Vickie P
Markle, IN

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hey Vickie,

    We appreciate your enthusiam, however, please keep in mind that the chances of you winning are quite low. You may view the actual odds by going to http://www.pch.com and clicking ‘See Sweepstakes Facts’ at the top right-hand corner. Remember that our mailings are opportunities for a chance to win, and provide clear information that the recipient has not yet won any prize, must enter by the deadline, and must be chosen to win. In order to win an entry must be selected by random drawing or match the winning number selected. Additionally only one person can win a giveaway.

    We wish you the best of luck in our sweepstakes!
    Alanna @ PCH

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Vickie Plasterer said...

I have go to improve my ability to review my ‘blogging’ comments before I hit submit. Conan does NOT have a new’SHOE’ on TBS He does have a new SHOW and it is FUNNY.
Vickie P

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Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol said...

This Conan commercial is absolutely hysterical! Thanks for sharing your thoughts Todd!

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rosemary nadolski said...

i TO AM A BIG PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE FAN AND NOW I GOT MY HUSBAND HOOKED… WE WERE WATCHING tBS AND THE COMMERCIAL CAME ON THE AIR AND MY HUBAND SAID THEIRS THE PRIZE PATROL ..AND I SAID KNOW I DIDT THINK SO BECAUSE OF THE BRITE BLUE VAN AND THE WRITING ON IT THEY HAVE THE PCH LOGO THAT NOT IT..AND HE SAID .WHO THAT WINNING BECAUSE I KNOW ALL THE WINNER FROM VIDEOS I HAVE WATCHEDI SAID I DONT KNOW…THE REALIZED IT WAS A PARONY..BUT VERY FUNNY …..I LOVE PCH AND ALL THE COMMMERCIAL AND THE ONE WERE TODD DAVE AND EVE KEEP COMING BACK WEEK AFTER WEEK AND GET OLDER AND OLDER WHAT A HOOT..VERY VERY FUNNY…LOVE YOU GUYS..HOPE YOU COME TO MY DOOR YEAR AFTER YEAR FOR THE $1MILLION A YEAR FOR LIFE WINNER

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Vickie Plasterer said...

Hi Alanna,

I Do KNOW the ODDS of my winning ANY of the PCH SWEEPSTAKES is not just LOW, but very, very, VERY LOW, just as they are in Powerball or other Lotteries and SWEEPOSTAKES.

However this does NOT keep a person from DREAMING. DID you really take my BLOG this seriously? Sorry if I implied this.

ALANNA, I will NOT stop DREAMING about the very distant possibility of maybe, just maybe I could be a PCH Sweepstakes winner SOMEDAY,IF, and ONLY if I continue to enter. I have preached this over and over again in my previous blogs to other bloggers who sound as though they get ANGRY because they have not won.

ALANNA, I have been a PCH CONSUMER for 39 YEARS and in this 39 YEARS I have been very pleased with the products that I purchase for gifts for my frineds and family at Christmas, Birthdays, Communions, Hosue Warminga, New BABIES, and MORE. I have found some TERRIFIC DEALS shopping with PCH.

Alanna, I DO KNOW the ODDS are not in ANYONE”s FAVOR. BUT I will continue to DREAM. This is half the fun of completing and sending in ENTRIES.

Today, after getting some very URGENT business out of the way, a few dishes done, and my PCH SURVEYS completed, I intend to PLAY the games at pchgames.com. I am not very fast in the current stradegy game TOURNAMENT, but I will keep playing until I improve my skills. Besides this, I get to rack up my tokens to enter into any number of the of the Sweepstakes Drawing at pchgames.com.

Alanna, did you know that I HAVE WON several times? Just by simply BROWSING at items at SHOPandWIN I have WON several times there, sometimes making me think that I must be the only one shopping. I keep telling others on FACEBOOK and pchblog and at pchgames about my successes; so maybe others will try their LUCK as well.
I EVEN won a FANDANGO MOVIE TICKET when I was using MY HOME PAGE SEARCH ENGINE, PCHSEARCHandWIN.(it is the greatest Search Engine, Have you tried it?)

I would say my LUCK has been pretty good at PCH. I would like others who blog here to tell us about their PCH wins as well, because there are SO MANY WAYS to WIN with PCH, even when just BROWSING at SHOPandWIN’s DEAL of the DAY. and sometime taking advantage of the gGREAT SALES there.

I WILL KEEP DREAMING and ENJOYING ALL of the FREE GAMES I get to play, meeting ALL of the PEOPLE I have met and have learned about thier part of U.S. When I had my knees replaced,I had SO MANY WELL WISHERS from PCHGAMES. IT WAS FANTASTIC to see so many people who showed their support for me.

AND I will continue to SHOP for GIFTS at SHOPandWIN. I have a VERY LARGE FAMILY and SHOPPING at SHOPandWIN allows me to be able AFFORD the things I want to give to my family (and myself sometimes), like the BEAUTIFUL GARNET earrings and Bracelet I am wearing today, which I got for nearly NOTHING becasue I won so many E-Gift Certificates at SHOPandWINN PLUS SHOPandWIN had reduced the PRICE PLUS PROVIDED AN ADDITIONAL percent OFF for buying the combination of the two. I KNOW A GOOD DEAL WHEN I SEE ONE.

I just so happend to get acquainted with SHOPandWIN at CHRISTMAS time, followed by MULTILPE family BIRTHDAYS, a NEW BABY and A WEDDING in the family and ALL at the same time. Because, I cannot take myself OUT Shopping (and I HATE MALLS) I have been able to get SPECTACULAR DEALS on JUST the RIGHT ITEMS that I wanted to purchase at the time.

I HOPE and WISH EVERYONE the SAME GOOD LUCK I HAVE HAD while being entertained by PCH. AND I will close my eyes and DREAM ABOUT MEETING the PRIZE PATROL ONE DAY. I wonder if PCH has TOURS of their offices in Port Washington, N.Y. It would be interesting to see a business of this magnitude in thier work environment. We are going to New York for a Wedding in June.

PCH is a remarkable and very interesting company with so many divisions and aspects of their business. I Am IMPRESSED.

Vickie P
Markle, IN

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    Deborah Holland said...

    Thanks, Vickie, for being such a well-informed and enthusiastic fan! Keep the faith, and maybe one day you will win the big one! Good luck to you and to all our fans!
    Deborah @ PCH

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      ruby archer said...

      hi deborah i have watched pch for a long time i really would like to meet you and the other people on pch you all are celebrities to me, i really mean it,i have tried so hard to be a winner all my life, its just against it for me to win.i don’t know what i would do if i would win,i try to be on the cmputer as much as i can but my son comesfirst he can’t do anything for his self,i hpo tosee all of you some day. ruby archer you all are wonderful, i will be watching for you. ruby archer

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    Maureen Sousa said...

    Hi Vickie,
    Glad to see that you are a dreamer like me!!! I,ve been told that so many times by my boys!! But it is GREAT to dream of Good things happening..!!
    I am laid up at home with the worst sinus infection that I have ever had…The fast crazy pace at work, the bitter cold & my age must be catching up with me..& there are ALL KINDS of crazy bugs going around here lately.. everyone has a cold of some sorts, from mild to severe.

    But just had to add that I have won a Fandango movie ticket also on PCH Search& win..Although I was going to give it to my son, since he really enjoys the movies ..but he did not use it before the time frame..
    Oh well,maybe next time..if I win another..

    Maureen

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Natalie Bostelman said...

I loved that commercial! I’ve been a Conan fan for – wow – several decades? Is that right???

I think some of my favorite Simpsons episodes were written by him. Yes, I’m a pop culture Geek. I hope PCH can convince him to tag along someday. I’d like to do the ‘string dance’ with him if he does!!

GOOD LUCK!

~Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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Michael Rolle said...

Lol. @ Nataie on doin the string dance Cool! earlier i was thinking Conan Obrien was to taging along as a Prize elite, he’s to halierous, for the job. The prize Patrol Means Serious Business the Clip he did was funny tho actually towards his Show with a little Twist of Pize Patrol Action! Cool tho, thanks to mr.Sloane for Sharing this Video. Because you Guys@PCH Is all about Making People Happy :)

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gail block said...

He was the funniest one so far i love to meet him too. But who knows if my dream will come true

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Nancy Sexton said...

It ALL sounds like a winner to me!!

If a winning moment ever happened to me, I’d be begging to take a quick drive around the block (in the PCH van, of course!) HONKING loudly to stir up the neighbors around here!! SOMEthing to bring out a little excitement to this place!!

Everyone loves the PCH Patrol!!

God Bless to all!!

NKS

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dwayne dixon said...

i want to win feb 15th or28th
i want to claim for the $1million ok
i will be home

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Andre said...

lol that was funny.it could have been more funny if she took one of her hair pens out of her hair and pop Conan Obrien balloon lol

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angela grady said...

that would be the day my dreams would come true

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NATIVIDAD MASCARENAS-GALLEGOS said...

Dear, Publishers Clearing House Family & the Prize Patrol,

I wanted to thank you all once again for making this Sweepstakes one of the most exciting ones I have seen. It has been so much fun entering!
Only “GOD” knows who will be the next winner but I certainly pray that my prayers will be answered :)
As you get ready to go on your travels once again I dedicate this prayer to all of you:
“See, I am sending an Angel before you to guard you on your way!”
Thank you for all of your hard, committed work but thank you especially for bringing so much joy and happiness into my life!
You are most welcome to “TAOS!” :)
Sincerely & Respectfully NATIVIDAD
P.S. Come on Conan, how can you not say “YES” to some of the most amazing people in the world! :)

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Michelle E said...

Just bring me the money

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Lisa N said...

so silly! yeah convince him!

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Quinton Matthews said...

When I was a little boy I remember my grandmother use to enter pch sweepstakes her name is Nannie Matthews she is now deceased I use to hope that some day that pch pop up at our house and tell us she won since we were poor now I am 32 and this is my first time entering pch and I am married with a baby on the way and lord knows we are struggling in these hardtimes here in Detroit,Michigan.I just pray that pch bless real people like me and my wife that lives in the ghetto of Detroit whos trying to make it honestly and we are trying to tough it out it is so hard here in the ghetto of Detroit god bless everyone in this economic struggle and god bless pch blessing alot of people

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Quinton,

    PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning. You never know who will become the next BIG winner, so don’t lose hope!

    Victoria At PCH

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Carol Brewton said...

CAROL BREWTON February 22,2012 today is a bless day. it would nice if every one could win, but if i win, i would help my daughter out because she helps everyone. on February the 16,2012 her son died my Grandson he was 3 years old. she had to deal with a lot.i know that God can do all thing and he can heal a broken heart.so if you are praying. keep praying.may God bless everyone. thank you

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Daysi Cordova said...

OMG…………LOL

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