Archive for July, 2007
TPiR will tape it’s first episode of the 36th season (and first with new host Drew Carey) on August 15th.
Per Rich Fields’ website.
Clearance Sale: Lisa lost; Gardening Equipment ($1500), Drum Set ($1000), and Dining Room Table ($2000)
Lucky 7: Kimberly wins (with $3 left); Pontiac Grand Prix ($23,475)
Flip Flop: Diane wins by “flopping”; Bed ($3547)
Showcase Showdown #1: Kimberly wins with 95 cents
Pass the Buck: Corina lost $1000; Dodge Caliber
Plinko: Benjamin wins $2000 with 4 Plinko chips
Magic #: Carl wins (Magic Number: $2199); Treadmill and Trip to Mazatlan, Mexico
Showcase Showdown #2: Carl wins with 80 cents
Showcase: Kimberly wins ($59,212 in prizes); “Shields” Showcase, Comic Books, Los Angeles Dodges Adult Baseball Camp, and Dodge Magnum
Lady Marine Lisa said she got advice on where to place the sales price tags from the entire Marine Corp., not just in the audience, but everywhere. Virginia resident Kimberly said she would accept any prize offered, but when Bob asked if she would like a blow dryer she had the idea that our host found something wrong with her hair. After Bob cleared things up, Kimberly said he had good hair too. After 18 years of watching the show, Diane finally arrived in today’s studio audience and to her surprise in Contestant’s Row. Corina found both of the “Lose Everything” signs on the Pass the Buck board. Benjamin, a student and left-handed baseball player from Menlo University got to play Plinko today. Bob added baseball analogies to the suspense of watching the Plinko chips fall. Carl was nearing the actual price of the Trip to Mazatlan, but decided to scale back by a few hundred dollars. Carl hugged Corina after beating her score in Showcase Showdown #2. Today’s Showcase featured an appearance by “The Price is Right Pirate Ship”, a Ski Boat, and a Dodge Magnum. We end today’s show with Kimberly celebrating inside and in front of her second new automobile.
Clock Game: Eleanor wins (4 seconds left); Outdoor Clock ($872) and Computer Desk ($948) (+$1000)
Step Up: John wins Cotton Candy Machine, SCUBA Equipment, Motorcycle, and $1500 (excluding the Food Server)
Let ‘Em Roll: Maureen wins $4000 in 1 Roll; Chevy Cobalt
Showcase Showdown #1: Maureen wins with 95 cents
2 For the Price of 1: Helen wins (chooses middle number); Decorative Bench ($625) and Trip to Juneau, Alaska
One Away: Thomas wins (one number right); Dodge Caravan ($20,439)
Double Prices: Theodore lost; 65-inch High Definition TV ($3998)
Showcase Showdown #2: Theodore wins with $1.00 ($1000)
Showcase: Theodore wins ($15,913 in prizes); Dining Room Group, Patio Set, and Hot Tub
Eleanor left no time to spare in her run of prices in the Clock Game. Bob was glad that it was all over once Eleanor said the Computer Desk’s correct price of $948. John and his mother Rosalinda were in the audience that day as part of her birthday celebration, and it just got better when John was called to come on down. Proudly representing the state of Florida was Maureen, who left the show $4000 richer in spite of the audience members telling her to roll the cubes again in Let ‘Em Roll. Theodore managed to pass Helen with the idea that he had the winning bid on a 3 in 1 Game Table. Thomas was the latest contestant to win One Away by having only the first number in the price of the automobile correct before changing the last four numbers. Bob built up some tension as he about to reveal the price of the Electric Guitar. Viewers such as myself figured that Theodore, after his last attempt of getting on stage, would legitimately walk on stage this time. Theodore got 50 cents in two spins of the Big Wheel. After Thomas failed to to tie $1.00, Theodore gave him the first of many friendly hugs to come. Today’s Showcase featured students who have misbehaved, a Chrysler 400, and a Patio Set. Theodore hugged Maureen after the actual retail price of her Showcase was revealed. We end today’s show with Theodore and his crew celebrating (with hugs and smiles) a victory that seemed unlikely for much of today’s show.
2 For the Price of 1: Anthony lost (picked “8”); Armoire ($678) and 50-inch Plasma TV
Pathfinder: Daveon lost (stepped on “0” and “4”); Ford Mustang ($20,425)
Freeze Frame: Dianna lost; Piano ($6897)
Showcase Showdown #1: Daveon wins with $1.00 + 5 cents ($6000)
One Wrong Price: William wins; Bar Set, Motorscooter (Wrong Price $2499), and Washer/Dryer
That’s Too Much: Grady wins; Ford Escape ($19,805)
Now or Then: Kara wins; Dining Room Group
Showcase Showdown #2: Kara wins with 70 cents
Showcase: Daveon wins ($52,120 in prizes); “Buddy System” Showcase, Dumbbells, Pool Table, and Buick Lucerne
Reaction from around the blogosphere regarding the anointing of Drew Carey as the next host of The Price is Right:
Well, I cannot even begin to describe to you how happy this makes me. It’s a really, really odd thing to be happy about, but damnit, I love The Price is Right, and I love Drew Carey, and this has the potential to rock.
There is only one thing he MUST NOT do, and that is try to be Bob Barker. If he does that, he’s finished before he starts. He has to try to bring his own style; doing that won’t kill the show. It is and always has been centered around the contestants and games anyway, so if he lets them stand out, he should be fine. He may need a while to find a comfort zone, but he deserves a chance. Honestly, my saying this is the first sign to me that this show can succeed without Barker – as big a Barker guy as I am, I’m just as big on the show in general. More than anything, I’d like to see it succeed and continue on. As long as Carey is content being his own man, he can get the job done. Replacing a legend will be easier the less like the legend he tries to be.
Drew Carey is a fat, obnoxious slob who isn’t a tenth as funny as he thinks he is. Bob Barker brought a sense of dignity and class to a game show — no easy trick, and Carey doesn’t have the slightest clue what dignity and class even is. I’ve enjoyed The Price is Right since it started in the early 1970′s, but I guess I’m done now. This would just be too painful to watch.
He’ll do fine I suppose. He’s a fairly entertaining guy, and works well in front of a live audience. He’ll certainly be a lot funnier than Rosie, although I admit the bar isn’t set very high with that. His work on Whose Line is it Anyway was decent.
My personal stance? I’m not absolutely thrilled with the choice; being a diehard fan, I was looking for someone with a little more game show experience; someone who would let the show’s spotlight shine on the contestants and games rather than himself. Drew strikes me as an attention-grabbing decision. However, when I step back and look at the demographics, he probably isn’t a bad pick ratings-wise. He’s a name the average Joe has heard of. Unfortunately, Mark Steines and Todd Newton can’t say that. And from listening to some of his comments, both in print and the Late Show, he seems to get that he has to treat the show the same way it’s always been treated– not try to turn it into some stand-up comedy brunch-hour.
Range Game: Mandelle wins; Trip to Antigua ($6712)
Lucky 7: Gregory lost; Dodge Dakota ($21,68 )
Most Expensive: Barbara wins; Motorcycle (Most Expensive), Four Guitars, and Sofa
Showcase Showdown #1: Mandelle wins with $1.00 ($1000)
Check Out: Brian lost; Bedroom Group
One Away: Nathan lost; Chevy Monte Carlo ($21,934)
Joker: Kenneth wins (Card #2); Spa
Showcase Showdown #2: Nathan wins with 90 cents
Showcase: Mandelle wins ($54,604 in prizes); Wine Cooler, 26-inch TV, and Lincoln Town Car
Barker’s Bargain Bar: Raschelle lost; 65-inch High Definition TV (Bargain of $2500) and Floor Clock
Master Key: Annie lost (Key 2); Tennis Ball Machine, Fireplace, and Chevy Cobalt
Grand Game: Paul wins $100 (Target Price $5.00)
Showcase Showdown #1: Annie wins with 95 cents
Ten Chances: Rilo wins Board Game ($30); Lamps ($870) and Ford Ranger
Race Game: Mildred wins (2 seconds left); Picture Frames, Settee, Pair of Guitars, and Riding Lawn Mower
Coming or Going: Linda wins by “Going”; Trip to Costa Rica ($4106)
Showcase Showdown #2: Rilo wins with 80 cents
Showcase: Annie wins ($25,348 in prizes); “Wanda is Worried” Showcase, Copy Machine, Kitchen Set, and Chevy Impala
Clock Game: Jeffrey wins (2 seconds left); Chair ($689) and Golf Equipment ($798) (+$1000)
3 Strikes: Jack lost; Cadillac CTS ($42,967)
One Wrong Price: Luvina wins; Riding Lawn Mower, 26-inch TV, and Dining Room Table (Wrong Price $3560)
Showcase Showdown #1: Luvina wins with 90 cents
Range Game: Jody lost; Travel Trailer ($11,255)
Cover Up: Pam lost; Pontiac G6 ($20,382)
Grocery Game: Rosie lost (Total $23.92); Living Room Group
Showcase Showdown #2: Pam wins with 55 cents
Showcase: Luvina wins ($43,314 in prizes); Trip to Tahiti, Iron Bed, and Ford Focus
Reader Tom G astutely alerted us to the fact that within the last hour comedian-actor Drew Carey has confirmed he will be the new host of The Price is Right, replacing the recently retired Bob Barker.
The news was confirmed during a taping of this evening’s episode of the “Late Show” with David Letterman.
Carey will also host a new CBS prime-time game show, “The Power of 10,” that will premiere next month. Carey told the Associated Press that CBS officials first contacted him about TPiR immediately after he completed a pilot of the other game show this spring.
More if anything pertinent becomes available.
Half Off: Loni lost (2 Halves and Box #11); Box #2 contained $10,000
Lucky 7: Nellie lost; Dodge Magnum ($23,78 )
Pushover: Christina lost; Trip to Austria ($6113)
Showcase Showdown #1: Nellie wins with $1.00 ($1000)
Balance Game: Royce lost ($495 + $3000 + $4000); Spa ($9495)
Stack the Deck: Gregory wins (wins last three numbers); Pontiac G6 ($20,157)
Barker’s Bargain Bar: Erica lost; Dining Room Table (Bargain of $1500) and Drum Set
Showcase Showdown #2: Gregory wins with $1.00 ($1000)
Showcase: Gregory wins ($51,666 in prizes); “Why a Dog is Better Than a Boyfriend” Showcase, Range, Exercise Equipment, and Ford Mustang Convertible