My TV soulmate, Raymond, bought us both tickets to the Price is Right LIVE at the Walton Arts Center here in town. This wasn’t a show that was taped for TV, but it did have lots of cool prizes (including a car!) and was hosted by Emmy Award winning game show host Todd Newton.
Here we are with our shirts that I made! They say “Hogwild for Plinko!” and has a quick drawing I did of a hog playing plinko. The mascot of the university here is the razorback, so everything in the state is pretty much hog themed. There were other people with shirts that had The Price is Right logo with a hog leaning on it on the front (the old university logo used to have that hog) and the back had “Help control the pet population, have your hogs spayed or neutered.” How cute!
We also got name tags just like the show if we signed up to play. So cool!
So this is how the show works (if you haven’t seen it before). You get called up along with 3 other people to bid on how much you think an item costs. The item shown here is a weird hover toy you can control with your phone. The person who gets the closest without going over wins and gets to play a pricing game. In this version, if you get it exactly right, you get a $200 amazon gift card.
Here’s another goofy photo of me before I show you all my pricing game pics. lol
Cliffhangers! This game has you guess the price of several items and the little mountain climber goes up the mountain the number of spaces that you went over in price. So if you guessed an item was $5 and it was only $3, you would go up 2 spaces. If you don’t make the little guy go over the cliff, you win a prize.
The first item to guess the price of was an automatic wine bottle opener. Someone in the front row was calling out prices (it’s expected for everyone in the audience to yell out how much they think it’s worth too, to help the contestant) and Todd Newton said “What do you know about wine? You are drinking $2 Bud Light out of a plastic cup! …..With a hog cup holder!” That’s some shady shade! Hahahaha!
Next is the game Punch-A-Bunch. Raymond already calls this game “the fisting game” so I knew it was already going to be funny. Basically you guess if an item is higher or lower in price than the price they give you, and if you are right you get to punch out one of the paper circles. The paper circles have money amounts that you can win (or $0 as an amount).
This lady playing was very drunk. She immediately went up to the host and started kissing him on the mouth! He played it off very well, but even in the picture you can see he’s having to point out to her where to stand and keep her in line.
He told her she could win up to $1,000 dollars in this game and that it would buy a lot of cough syrup! XD I couldn’t stop laughing!
Plinko and the Big Wheel! The wheel is actually 85% to scale. You could pay to get a picture with it and spin it after the show, but we were both broke at the time. lol Maybe if we had known, we would have budgeted better!
Us with the whole cast at the end (sorry for the blurry, I didn’t take it) they were all SO nice!