Friday, June 18, 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6058)

Lucky 7: Seema wins ($3 left); Dodge Caravan ($22,875)

Swap Meet: Nicholas lost (Drum Set $300); Punch Set ($300), Armoire, and Washer & Dryer

Grand Game: Wendy wins $10,000 (Target Price $6.25)

Showcase Showdown #1: Wendy wins with 80 cents

Magic #: Brandi lost (Magic # was $1004); Dining Room Table and Exercise Equipment

Master Key: Emily wins Cookware; Trip to San Diego and Ford Mustang

Check Game: James wins (Check for $3000); Bed ($2783)

Showcase Showdown #2: Brandi wins with 95 cents

Showcase: Brandi wins; Living Room Group, TV, and Boat ($26,070 in prizes)

Anyone happened to spot 2 fellows in suits in the audience? No need to check my VHS tape again, since they can be clearly seen a few rows from Contestant’s Row. Seema managed to encourage Bob to say “Hi” to her mother Mia, along with him jokingly saying “Mia, you didn’t bring her up right”. It was too late for Nicholas to change his choice of the Washer & Dryer having having the same price as the Drum Set. Bob even counted each drum (5) to figure out if they value up to a Washer & Dryer. Wendy was lucky her fellow contestants in Contestant’s Row all overbid, which gave her the chance to bid right on those 2 recliners. As Bob explained her current Grand Game situation, a majority of the audience chanted “ointment!” (Blue Star Ointment). Roger tried his best to calm the excitable Wendy shortly after her Grand Game victory. She has a good reason to be excited, no apartment rent worries for years to come. Yeah, and additional furniture too (as Bob suggested earlier). I must agree with the audience chanting “Seema!” before her Big Wheel spin, it’s as interesting as “Walburga”. I wonder if “Brandi” is the actual spelling of her name? Either that or she’s a fanatic of Price’s very own Brandi. If only she had seen her mother pointing up, Brandi would have won in Magic #. Emily managed to win herself some Cookware, aside from a Ford Mustang and a trip home in San Diego. James demonstrates his check writing skills in the Check Game, a game he actually knows. Brandi surprises all with a score of 95 cents in Showcase Showdown #2. Showcase #1 featured “flaps”, as in flapjacks cooked over not an amateur, but a professional range. The “32nd Year Picture” may be over for Price, but it was not over ’til the viewers got to see this delayed show. Brandi conquers all odds in today’s Showcase and celebrates with her crew, including her “up pointing” mother. Yep, Mr. Rich Fields joined in on the celebration.

Year 32 Final Thoughts

My goodness, time does indeed pass by when you’re having fun, especially for me watching & typing on the excellence of Price every weekday morning/afternoon. As usual, Price didn’t fail to entertain viewers, including contestants, loyal friends & true, and those just stopping by for that occasional hour of fun at 10:00 AM (Central Standard Time). We’ve seen history made (and some made up by Bob for the fun of it, even producer Roger joined in), Million Dollar Spectaculars ($1 million given away or not, most of them lived up to the name “spectacular”, Bob turning the big 8-0 (Celebrated in daytime & primetime, including the now cancelled Wayne Brady Show), along with his induction into Television’s Hall of Fame, and the arrival of Mr. Rich Fields living up to the predecessors Rod Roddy and Johnny Olson.

Aside from the best of this year, there were plenty of rough times Price had to face, the most obvious one being Rod’s death after a long illness. At least we know he’s no longer under the illness that is cancer anymore. Shortly after, a line up of announcers (including Mr. Burton Richardson, or “Rich Burt”) came about to try out for the position left cold by Rod. At least 2 had the right stuff for the announcer position and these fellows are CBS 2 weatherman Rich Fields and Supermarket Sweep announcer Randy West. Randy may have been a favorite with many Price viewer communities, but it was Rich that proved that he’s much worthy of announcing for Price. Expect Fields to call folks to “come on down”, describe prizes/items, and interact with Bob for many years to come. Since loyal friends & true should know, Price’s modeling position has been in rotation mode since the firings of Janice Pennington and Kathleen Bradley, thanks to that darn lawsuit by former model Holly. If only she had left the show (she was planning on leaving at first) without any problems with Bob and rest of the crew, none of the firings would have ever happened. Oh well, 70% of the time this model rotating is not bad (besides, it’s nice to see a different face once in a while). It’s just that some are not worthy of working on the show (Lanisha is a good example). There is still a chance for a more regular trio of “Barker’s Beauties”, Price and especially Fremantle Media (USA) just have to overcome the dark cloud formed by folks such as Holly and Diane.

As for me, keeping this site warm since Colin & Jesse gave me the job of posting in October, keeping viewers informed on the latest happenings behind Price, and adding my own take on the show, this has been an excellent gift for this long time Price viewer. This is more than just a responsibility, it’s a Price viewer’s ultimate hobby (my others include drawing, golf, and computers). Don’t expect me to leave this gift lying around in the dust (the Internet), there will always be something posted with the name “Mario500” every weekday. That’s right, even this summer! Like Price, we’re in reruns too! If it weren’t for you, the reader, the Price viewer, well, lets just not get into those details. Enjoy the summer and any Price you missed!

Colin and Jesse shall return…..eventually! (Most likely updating the rest of the site)

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