White rat used to win prizes on the game show parody THE CHEAP SHOW/SYN/1978-79.
During the bonus round, Oscar was placed on a spinning wheel and whatever hole he crawled into indicated what prizes were awarded. If the players could guess the hole that Oscar entered, they would win the grand prize (usually a car).
Celebrity panelists (e.g., Truman Capote, Eva Gabor, Bob Newhart) answered a question and contestants guessed which of them was correct. Prizes were valued at under $20, and wrong guesses by the contestants resulted in such messy `punishments’ as a pie in the face.
Regulars on the program included: Dick Martin as Host; Janelle Price as Wanda; Shirl Bernheim as Polly, the Prize Lady; Charlie O’Donnell as Announcer; and a guy named Roger, a security guard who protected Oscar the Wonder Rodent. The program ran 24 episodes.