Admit it: you totally enjoyed watching The Price is Right during the days you were stuck at home because you were sick. I don’t blame you; asides from good ol’ Ellen Degeneres, day time programming is more or less lacking. It’s cheesy and tacky, but you gotta admit, it’s lots of damn fun.
Whether you were shouting prices at Bob Barker or Drew Carey, you’ve always imagined being plucked out of the crowd to become a contestant on the show. But just in case those dream do become reality, here are some examples of the kind of contestants you should be or hope to never become.
The Best Contestant
While he probably spent hours studying the show, he’s never cocky. He’s just excited to be there cheering alongside the likes of some college co-eds and retired grandmas.
The Worst Contestant
Don’t be that person who wastes Bob Barker’s time because he had to tell you how to play the game.
The Luckiest Contestant
Apparently, the show pretty much pulls out all the stops when it’s your birthday.
Aaron Paul on the Price is Right
After he lost, he decided that becoming Jesse Pinkman was a better career path.
Thanks to this Taylor Swift-bashing clue, it finally seems like everyone is catching onto the fact that Jeopardy! is in fact a really entertaining show. Asides from that one time Ken Jennings went on a winning spree, it’s nice to finally seeing the show get all the attention it deserves.
As a long time viewer and living room contestant, I can tell you that yes, Jeopardy! has always been that sassy.
1. Alex Trebek
I can’t even imagine what the show would be like without Alex Trebek. It’s doubtful that Trebek has ever taken a sick day during his 29 year run on the show. He even made it a point to return to the show as quickly as he could after suffering his second heart attack and he’s also quite the badass after he broke his leg trying to chase after a burglar. What now, Pat Sajak?
2. Whenever the pop culture questions stump the contestants
Seriously, this provides me with lots of pride because I, unlike the contestants (minus the computer Watson. screw you, Watson!), know every answer to the category “Celebrity Perfume.” Try and tell me I’m wasting my time reading the gossip rags now, suckah!
3. When the categories are pop culture references
Titled “My Unfortunate Appearance On Who Wants To Be a Millionaire,” this video is anything but.In actuality, this is probably the best thing that ever happened on the show.
According to Aaron Snibson, a.k.a. the guy in the video, he pretty “panicked” when he was put on the spot during a taping of the Australian version of the game show. To be honest, he probably did a lot better than most of us with his dinosaur/raptor/Jim Carey impression. I know if it were me, I probably would’ve slinked down my seat so no one could see me.
Such grace. Such class. You go, Aaron Snibson.
And while most of us absolutely hate those people (because they somehow end up making it pretty far and winning more money than they deserve to), Leonard Cooper was different. He was doing pretty well on this episode of Jeorpardy, but he reached the final round and didn’t know the answer.
So what did he do? He came out with possibly the best trivia answer in the history of game shows. Watch the video to hear what he has to say about which American president was the Supreme Allied Commander for the Forces invading Europe.
9. Woman solves Wheel of Fortune with one letter
8. Who Wants to be a Millionaire fail
7. What kind of candy in bed?
6. A really, really enthusiastic Price is Right contestant
5. A million dollars in 8 seconds
4. ALL the number one answers!
3. Merideth Viera did NOT wink
2. Game show host can’t keep his cool
1. Steve Harvey has no words
Life can get a little awkward when you’ve got a name that sounds sexual. During an episode of the British quiz show “The Chase”, host Bradley Walsh struggles to resist laughing when asking a question about a German sports woman named “Fanny Chmelar.”
Yes, you read that right.
Let’s just hope her her talent in skiing overshadows that name.
Remember that creepy dating show “Room Raiders”?
Well before Zac Efron turned into a handsome guy he is today, he guest-starred on the show in 2005. A relatively unknown actor that appeared on the short-lived show called Summerland, the show gave him enough power to appear on show.
Airing on MTV in the early 2000s, the game show has three participants sitting in an unmarked van watching their potential date go through their rooms and belongings.
Seeing that there was a big deal when the 24-year-old actor appeared to have dropped a condom on the orange carpet at “The Lorax” premiere last month, it’s a bit shocking to see a 17-year-old Efron wave around condoms and handcuffs he found in a contestant’s bedroom in the show! (*GASP*)
This video really brings back memories of my childhood. Of course I was probably not mature enough to actually be watching this, I remember this episode vividly while thinking that he was the “guy from High School Musical.”
With the fall season over for the time being, bring on the onslaught of summer programming.
One of the first summer shows to debut will air tonight on CTV and CBS and rides on the heels of the game show craze reborn with NBC’s “Deal or No Deal.”
The game show is not just one game show, but many rolled into the season. And the competitors are not just your average competitors either ? they’re celebrities.
“Game Show Marathon” is hosted by Ricki Lake (Yes, the “Go Ricki! Go Ricki!” talk show host of the ’90s), and features celebs competing against one another week after week playing a number of classic game shows like, “The Price is Right”, “Card Sharks”, “Family Feud” and many more.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the first game played on tonight’s show will be “The Price is Right” and will be played by Kathy Najimy, Paige Davis, Lance Bass, Tim Meadows, Leslie Nielsen and Brande Roderick.
The show also airs tomorrow night this week, and then will settle in to its regular Thursday night slot until its run is over or it’s cancelled ? whichever comes first.