Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mark this game

A thread on Golden Road asks which former pricing games should be brought back for an all-retired ep on The Price is Right.

A couple posters, not surprisingly, take the chance for a jab at Drew Carey. They want Barker's Markers - or Make Your Mark as the game was retitled after Barker's own retirement - to make a comeback. The reason is a notorious incident where Drew screwed up the rules.

It was the October 16, 2008 ep, as explained on U.S. Game Shows Wiki and stored for posterity on YouTube. The producers decided to let the screwup stand in the playing of the game, but then retired Make Your Mark after the episode.

Naturally, the Golden Road posters want some embarrassment for Drew if the game ever returns. "Let the producers take a jab at Drew for messing up the rules." "Shorter game, plus drilling Drew." This is the board that pines for Bob, after all.

I dunno, the game is pretty simplistic and hardly the most entertaining thing ever on TPiR. But from the Golden Road point of view, it would be a nice way to remind everybody that Drew isn't perfect. He might even get some humor out of a one-time return.

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  1. They should rub it in Drew's face even more. Bargain bar should be changed(for at least one playing) back to Barker's Bargain Bar lol

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    1. GSN is now airing 4 new episodes of Divided every week. Wednesdays at 9/8c and 9:30/8:30c, and Thursdays at 9/8c and 9:30/8:30c as well. Interesting.

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  2. Play Plinko but have Chris Hardwick host that game. Have him mix up the rules to Plinko with THE WALL (not plinko).

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