busts Drew Carey's chops over a painful bailout by contestant Moses McClendon on The Price is Right this week. Golden Road has all the brutal details. Except why blame Drew for a contestant's bad decision? Even Moses' wife (sounds biblical) was advising him to take the money and run.
The setup was that Drew offered Moses a couple grand to bail out of Spelling Bee instead of trying for a new car. Mr. McClendon took the cash, only to discover that he would have won the car if he had stayed in the game. Sure, it's a big ouch moment, but stuff like that happens all the time on game shows. The other CBS daytime entry, Let's Make a Deal, makes a mint by crushing contestants with zonks.
I know, it's dumb to get upset with Yahoo's bashing of Drew Carey over a cash offer to bail out of some silly little game. The bashing is mostly tongue in cheek, anyway, or at least I hope it is. Drew sounded miserable after the semi-zonk - Moses got $2,000, after all - and the host's regret seemed genuine. It's just a feature of the show. Nobody forces you to go on TPiR and face the possibility (egads!) of bad luck.
I would have kept going in the game. But I'm the sort who would probably bet it all in Final Jeopardy.