Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"OMG! Someone Got The Showcase Right! What Do We Do Now?"

This clip has generated a lot of debate on Internet game show boards. It is from Tuesday's episode of "The Price is Right", where apparently a fellow with a great love of the show and a photographic memory shouted out a number (23743) to a contestant, which sounded reasonable enough to bid.

What's hacking people off his how Drew Carey really underplayed this moment. And whether Mr. Know-It-All belongs in the audience of "Price".

2 comments:

Callie said...

What are the odds of that happening on TPiR?

IMO, either Drew was speechless about it or something else was bugging him.

Dave Mackey said...

What I think was bugging Drew was that he, and everyone else in the studio, had to endure a 45-minute stopdown (very rare for the show) to decide how to handle this moment.

It's interesting to note that the other lady bidding in the top winner's position came within $1000 of her showcase, which, under normal circumstances, would also have netted her both showcases.

But, you have to be the closer one of the two. This was a case where a really good bid got trumped by a freak occurrence. You can count on one hand the total number of perfect showcase bids over the years, out of almost 7000 episodes and 14,000 showcases.