Saw my first episode of the newly Drew Carey-ed The Price is Right today, and as luck would have it, I tuned in just as they were beginning Plinko. And yes, my friends, a chip got stuck on the board, so Drew had to break out this blog's very namesake to knock it free. He said it was the first time he ever had to use it, too, so he seemed excited. Except he called it his Plinko Wand. See, that just sounds dumb. He corrected himself the second time he had to use it, though (And yeah, the contestant got stuck twice. She didn't seem the sharpest sort to ever traipse across that stage.), and it was back to being a Plinko Stick. Thank goodness. I didn't want to have to change this blog's name for freakin' Drew Carey. Wand. Pfeh!
Incidentally, still not sure how I feel about Drew as the host. The rushed, mumbled game descriptions, the constant giggling... it's kind of annoying. But I appreciated how he kept laughing at how silly some of the prize descriptions were, sort of like he couldn't believe what he'd gotten himself into. When they talked about an MP3 player speaker thing shaped like a car, he just about lost it. Unprofessional, sure, but entertaining TV.
And even at his worst, he's still a better host than Rosie would've been. Last thing we need is a game show with production numbers.
Happy Fifth(!) Bloggyversary - and (sniff...) goodbye - to Johnny Bacardi! Don't be a stranger, JB.
Guided By Voices singing "Teenage FBI" live on the TeeVee:
And here's the video for "Signal in the Sky" by the Apples in Stereo: