Fun Is Good
Sometimes you see things on
a game show that you wouldn't see normally and that makesit unique and
special. Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek switching host roles on April Fool's
Day is such an event that comes to mind. They have done it only once and
it made for compelling television. And it was fun too.
Something that happened this past week was that sort of fun. The Price
is Right had a Halloween episode. Now, this is something that Bob would
never have allowed. And everyone got into the act. Drew had bad vampire
teeth. Rich had a bad vampire accent (the "Italian Vampire" as Drew
But the sets and costumes were fantastic. Brandi as the zombie bride,
Phyre as the mummy...and even The Dob got into the act as a garlic
wielding chef in a showcase!
This showed me something--that there is a new energy level at Studio 33.
The Bob Barker Studio has been injected with something that you can't
just put your finger on. But you know it when you see it.
Is it possible that the Price is Right, in the now three weeks that Drew
has been there, has now become Must See TV? With Barker, it was about
tradition. With Carey and the new energy, the Price is Right has
unlimited potential, with the tradition of the past and the limitless
And that is nothing to be scared of.
By the way, if you haven't done so, vote. If you are reading this past
Election Day... I thank you for voting. This is not about party or
politics, this is about having your say. Many people in this country are
willing to vote about their favorite Idol contestant or some such but
not about the city, state, or country they live in. That is a truly sad
state of affairs. But for those who did, or do their part, I again say
Block was the guy that put the axe in Brandi's head, by
the way. E-mail him at