The Price is Right is really getting on my nerves these days.
This particular day, it’s not so much Drew Carey that annoyed me, but instead one of the contestants. She looks like a twenty-something, and she lost her pricing game. As Carey consoled her just before going to commercial, he mentioned that she had at least won the item that got her on stage and that she’d have her chance at the Big Wheel.
“Oh my gosh!” she screamed. Yes. Screamed. She had no idea that she got to spend the wheel.
Seriously…this show is in its 37th year on the air. Every contestant who makes it on stage to play a pricing game has automatically had their turn at the giant prop since the show expanded from a half-hour to a full hour in 1975. That means that for almost 34 years now, longer than this little twenty-something has been alive, the big wheel has been part of the equation.
How can anyone who says they’re some great fan of the show, and is at least a reasonable enough fan to actually go to the show and brave the long line to get in, have no clue whatsoever that the Showcase Showdown is part of the routine?
They need a new rule: if someone’s never seen the show by now, get ‘em off stage and let a real fan have a shot at something big!