Thursday, June 27, 2013

Plinko eats the whole show

I always advertise my TPiR-indifference. And then I end up writing about The Price is Right, anyway. It's the biggest game show in daytime TV, after all. So this humble full-service game show blog has to cover it.

Right now astonishment is rumbling around the traditionalist game show Interwebs that TPiR has apparently taped an all-Plinko episode to run in September. Naturally, there's a lot of this-sucks-Drew-sucks-Mike-Richards-sucks-you-suck-I-suck-we-all-suck in response to the news. Check or what's left of what used to be Matt Ottinger's board if you don't believe me.

But very surprisingly, there's a counterpoint on the boards of, hey, this might be fun, let's see what they do with it. Tough to believe that the hardcore game show boards would give a chance to such a radical departure from the show's usual format. But at least a few posters would like to see how the idea pans out.

Showrunner Mike Richards says: "There’s so much history with this game [Plinko]. It’s almost becoming baseball-like." I don't know about that, Mike. Baseball requires a bit more athletic skill than Plinko. But it's such an offbeat notion to do all Plinko all the time, that I kind of like it.

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