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The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« on: June 20, 2019, 07:39:36 PM »
Everybody likes a good comeback story, right? Seabiscuit; The Mighty Ducks; Robert Downey Jr; Rocky...

After two and half years, WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY! Y'all made this possible! It's my privilege to present to you the first show in this summer's shiny, newly renovated HYO section! This is still your favorite game, with wonderful fake prizes for smart shoppers...but with a little bit of extra flair and a personal touch just for you guys in this forum.

This is a half-hour episode; six people will come on down, three will play pricing games, top two winners go to the Showcases.

Audience participation is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! Jokes, banter, memes, are ALWAYS welcome! Shouting out prices and advice is welcome, too, at all times except during the IUFBs.

Since this is the HYO section, we’ll be exploring a little bit of gray area in this show that may not fly on CBS daytime. But it’s definitely rated PG. Maybe PG-12.

Other ground rules:
  • I’ll PM you when you are called on down the first time, but after that, it’s your responsibility to check this thread at least once a day! (PM beforehand if you think you may need special circumstances.)
  • All players are on a 24 hour time limit for responses. If you miss your deadline in contestants’ row I reserve the right to call a replacement player the next round in order to give somebody else a chance to participate. Miss your deadline in a pricing game and it’s an auto-loss. So please please please, don’t forget to check the thread!
  • Don’t try to google prices, of course.
  • Do not chew gum on television!
  • And most importantly… have fun!!

Now, if you want to play, here’s an interview question!

CBS has hired you as the prize coordinator. You hear a ring on the phone. CBS has a dilemma for you—they want to add one last-minute promotional show for the end of the season. Unlike other specials, this one will be sponsored. By Ex-Lax. And they insist you offer enough of their product to underline how special it is.

They’ve sent you a giant crate of filled with boxes of chocolate laxatives they expect to see featured on the show in some way. There’s only one taping day left in the end of the season, so you have to…ahem…*dump* all of your sponsors’ material into this one show. You have to give away 5,000 tablets of Ex-Lax laxatives in one day. How do you do it?


You have license to tweak anything about the show you need to in order to keep your sponsor happy. The most creative answers will be given priority in coming on down—and the less serious, the better.

Answers will be close at 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday June 25. Can’t wait to read them! And the show will get on the road Wednesday afternoon... Good luck!
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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 07:48:55 PM »
I'm in! Let's do it!

As for the Ex-Lax, that's easy. Give away chocolate for a year in every pricing game... on their annual Valentine's Day special. To add, I'll have Drew not tell the contestants they have laxatives in it. Marriage rates will plummet and CBS will get all sort of lawsuits while I say 'you wanted me to sell them.' ...And they'll probably do the same gimmick next year regardless due to Ex-Lax having such deep pockets. And then an Ex-Lax executive will run for president and win, signifying their complete takeover of the United States of America. And then we'll truly be in... 'deep crap.' :-D
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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 08:04:56 PM »
So excited to have HYO back.

I'd tie it in with a prize featuring an entire bathroom makeover including a home theatre package for the bathroom, an expensive toilet with heated and cooled seat and a squatty-potty.

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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2019, 05:04:53 AM »
Am I in?  You bet your Plinko chips I’m in!

Both Showcase Showdown segments are sponsored by Ex-Lax.  For every number the Big Wheel lands on, that number is multiplied by 10, and the contestant receives that number of tablets.  That should cut down a good chunk of them.  The rest can be divided up and presented as a gift to the audience during an appropriately-themed, gas-related Showcase featuring the ultimate bathroom, complete with an air-locking/soundproof commode with bidet feature, plus ‘pinto beans for a year’.
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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2019, 08:49:38 AM »
First, I want to thank you, gamesurf, for what you've done to bring back the HYO. I never thought I would ever say this, but I am absolutely in!

Second, before the show, buy 300 packages of M&Ms. Cut them open, remove the candies, and replace them with laxatives. Then, as Stan is interviewing each contestant, his assistant will distribute the bags of "M&Ms". And the rest is history.

For added fun, put a sign on each bathroom of the studio that says, "Out of Order". Then watch the fun!
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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2019, 09:04:50 AM »
Sign me up. :)

I would just put the laxative tablets in a popcorn cart or a giant gumball machine.

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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2019, 11:04:18 AM »
Count me in!

I hope the audience likes having a year's supply of Ex-Lax....
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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2019, 12:44:32 PM »
Count me in!

I found this out on a recent trip to New Orleans. The late, great Louis Armstrong endorsed laxatives. As such, I would endorse the Ex-Lax as part of a Showcase that pays tribute to Satchmo. The prizes in order: a year's supply of Ex-Lax, jazz lessons for an instrument of the contestant's choice and a trip to New Orleans with a port of call for a Gulf of Mexico cruise.

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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2019, 02:23:24 AM »
I'm going to do this! I have not participated in this area of the forums since we were all doing Play Along games (I once gave away a Dodge Viper in 2 for the Price of 1!) and I think it's time to get back to the playing areas on the board!

Who knows? Maybe I'll win another game of Push Over?
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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2019, 10:15:40 AM »
I'm totally down to play.

For our sponsor situation, I would definitely play Vend O Price for a trip to the toliet museum in New Delhi, India with crates of the Ex-Lax as a bonus, then "clog" the bottom shelf with like 20 MORE packs of Ex-Lax for an easy win. So much branding in one segment, the sponsors wouldnt be able to hold in their...excitement :-D

And don't even try to tell me you don't get your laxative products from vending machines, I know I do. 
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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 05:07:58 PM »
Excited to have Host Your Own back and hope to be able to play!

As for the Ex-lax: I think the best way to "dump" it would be to give it away in... Secret X! Secret X-Lax anyone?

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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 09:13:52 PM »
I’m in!

I’d do a winnings match - for each dollar in cash and prizes that a contestant wins, they win one Ex-Lax tablet. With some easy setups, it wouldn’t be too difficult to give them all away.

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Re: The Gritty Reboot: gamesurf's Price is Right
« Reply #12 on: Today at 12:23:21 AM »
I'd like to play.

As for the Ex-Lax:
-every contestant and member of the audience gets a year supply of Ex-Lax
-winner of the showcase gets a LIFETIME supply of Ex-Lax delivered all at once to their door in a huge Ex-Lax truck; after the show, show a clip of said truck coming in and the driver opening the back to reveal a bunch of crates of Ex-Lax boxes, helping the contestant to move the crates into the contestant's house; extra points if the contestant happens to be in the bathroom at the time they receive their "prize"
-no option for anyone to decline their year/lifetime supply of "prizes"; in other words, the showcase winner will be forced to accept a lifetime supply of Ex-Lax