Each episode features four celebrities, bowling in teams of two. In do-or-die competitions, what they occasionally lack in bowling skills, they more than make up for in entertaining banter. The stars let the pins, as well as the chips, fall where they may.
As an added attraction, members of the studio audience are brought into the spirit of the game. This adds to the home viewers' sense of participation. Each star plays for a member of the audience whose name is drawn from a jar. The winning celebrities get no prizes, but their audience partners win valuable awards. "Losers" are consoled with bowling ball certificates, so there are only happy endings. A few of the many other stars include Lucy Arnaz and William Shatner.