Drew was fair today. He wasn't outstanding, and he seemed like his mind was somewhere else half the time, but at least he tried,
and there were points when it worked. That's still not as good as he needs to be, but it's more than could have been expected from him a few months ago.
The music today was awful. The cue used in Eazy az 1 2 3 was particularly bad; it might have been the worst piece of music I've ever heard on the show.
Speaking of Eazy az 1 2 3, I wonder what made Drew let Britney take the blocks one at a time, the way Bob used to. It was a nice throwback.
Still speaking of Eazy, Drew did something right today that I wonder if he even realizes he did: At the end of the game, he pointed out in a disapppointed voice that Britney had had everything right and then changed it because of the audience.
BONUS GAME!!! And spinning on the Turntable, no less! That's the first time the game has been revealed properly in about five years!
Speaking of Bonus Game, I wonder why Drew didn't leave out the panels for the prizes Brian won. It's probably got something to do with the game not having been played in almost five months. Ironically, he handled the "Bonus" reveal the best he ever has.
Dang, they had the stopping point in That's Too Much! at the second price again. I said it the first time that happened, and I'll say it again now: Roger would consider that cheating.
The first showcase was...um...short. Seriously, after all the goofy scripts earlier this season that intentionally made it sound like they weren't going to have a third prize, actually
not having one beyond that $1,500 was pretty stupid. It didn't even feel like they'd finished writing the thing.
The glasses bit derailed the opening of the show a bit. Sort of sapped the energy and momentum of the opening. The audience was taken aback by it, it seemed; still doing the opening cheering and already confronted by this. How to react? They just sort of kept cheering, which I guess worked. Kinda.
You know, I got the impression that he didn't do that on purpose and that he really had
forgotten them. It kind of reminded me of the times a few years ago when Bob declared that he couldn't go on with the show because there was static electricity all over his pants. Still, it speaks to how bad an idea it was to do all the unfunny scripted "jokes" earlier this year -- now Drew can't even make an honest mistake without us accusing him of going after cheap laughs, and he doesn't really have anyone but himself to blame for it.
Maybe drew got a talking to after his bonus game performance or realized he messed it up..
when he knocked into the giant price tag later on and said "its been one of those days..." you could tell he was feeling like nothing was going right, but he kept a pretty good attitude about it.
He certainly handled it better than when he fouled up Safe Crackers a few months ago.