Monday, October 15, 2007
CLOSEST TO ACTUAL RETAIL PRICE: For the first time in nearly 33 years, Bob Barker did not host this morning's fabulous 60 minute Price Is Right (Barker hosted for 35 years, but missed three episodes due to illness in December 1974). Unsurprisingly, new host Drew Carey wasn't as slick and smooth as Barker was, and brought a more blue collar sensibility to things, even as he seemed like a nervous actor rushing through his dialogue before he forgot his lines. Of course, that didn't prevent the big winner from being one of the plethora of sorority girls that turn up (not quite sure what she's going to do with her new trailer, though). Credit's due not only for Carey observing that the show was a perfect show (every pricing game won) plus a pair of Showcase Showdown bonus wins, but also for Carey's homage to Barker, however awkwardly delivered, with reminding us to have our pets spayed or neutered. Anyone else watch?
Posted by Matt at 9:17 PM