The history of pinball will be on display for a few weeks and I'm thinking they could use some melons...

A classic game is will be showcased in Shreveport, Louisiana beginning next week. It's pinball. We will get to learn the history of pinball during Pinball: An American Game Experience at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Admission is free and the exhibit will be on display from October 24 through November 16.

The idea of rolling a ball across a plank and into a hole has been around for centuries however, it was the 1930s when pinball machines began to be coin-operated. Over the years, the game has evolved into a reactive experience with all of the bells and whistles... literally. There are themes for everyone when it comes to pinball.

My favorite is Whoa Nellie: Big Juicy Melons.

Of course, I'm biased because I will forever be a part of this game. Back in 2015, I was fortunate enough to win the role of voicing the titular character, Melony Mellon. The theme is an original concept created by Whizbang Pinball and distributed by Stern Pinball.

Shortly after recording my voice, I got to attend the debut of the machine at the Texas Pinball Festival in Dallas, Texas. Here I am with the game developers in Texas. Look how long my hair used to be!


What an incredible honor to be a part of this game. And yes, my mom still giggles at the name. It's an experience I never thought I would have and I will never forget. I hope to own one of these machines in the future.

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