Saturday, October 31, 2015
All Drew all the time
That would sure scare the bejesus out of Internet oldies fans who still carry a torch for Bob. A lot of them hang out at Golden Road, where one guy's signature - "How anyone is still enjoying the show is beyond me" - sums up the pining for Barker. But even on Golden Road some of the posters seem to have finally labored through all the stages of grief to Acceptance of Drew as The Host.
In fact, next season will be Carey's tenth on the show, and TPiR has long since taken the stamp of his personality and hosting style. The Price is Right still pulls an outsized audience by broadcast daytime standards, as CBS likes to brag now and then. Even on the traditionalist game show Interwebs, change can be eventually accepted. It's not always evil in itself and catastrophic by definition.
Speaking of traditionalists, I just noticed a funny exchange on the board formerly known as Matt Ottinger's. Game Show Forum was chewing over GSN's schedule - only the oldies, of course - when one poster wrote that he hadn't seen the schedule for October 28 on my blog. To which BrandonFG - no idea who he is - grumped: "Your source was your first mistake."
Nice to see that I've still got adoring fans in oldies land. In case Brandon's interested, which he isn't, I posted the GSN schedule for October 28 (and the inevitable revisions) a while back. I post 'em as soon as I get 'em.