Monday, August 8, 2016

Trying out

George Gray, Rachel Reynolds and a bunch of wannabe The Price is Right contestants showed up at the Sycuan Casino in San Diego. George made the obvious point that enthusiasm counts. Yep, when the music's blaring and the crowd is yelling and George is booming "come on down," you don't want Eeyore contestants moping their way through the proceedings.

The local San Diego CBS station says they will pick two contestants from the audition and one will get a guaranteed chance at contestants row. Thanks to federal law they can’t guarantee anybody any winnings. But you can't win if you don't even get a chance to play.

TPiR has been at their game for a few years now. So the staff probably has a pretty good idea of who would make a good contestant and who wouldn't. I can honestly say that I would be the world's worst person - and that literally includes every adult human being on the planet - to play The Price is Right. I can't remember the price of anything, and my enthusiasm for the pricing games would run out real quick.


  1. As to why TPIR thinks they have to do contestant searches when the show did just fine for decades without it, who knows. Barker and DObkowitz I'd bet are not fond of this idea.

    1. It's been a long time since Barker and Dobkowitz ran the show. Just don't tell that to Golden Road.