I've said so much about the show itself already that I have to admit that the games themselves became somewhat secondary. For me, it was about the walks down memory lane, love for Bob, and of course Adam Sandler dropping by!
It was a thrill to see Triple Play in person (now that just leaves Golden Road as far as the Big Three). This setup, though, was a vintage case of what I call Santa Dob - he had presents he wanted to give out. The first two cars I definitely knew, and when I saw that insane $11,000 gap between price #3 and #4 on the Caddy, I knew that was done so the third (and right one) would scream "PICK ME!"
Easy setup or not, what a thrill to watch that game be played - and won - in person.
I also loved finally seeing 1/2 Off, though it scared me. What a heartbreak it could be if we got it down to two boxes (which was obviously going to happen with THAT setup) and have Nicole pick the wrong box!
Starcade got a laugh out of the fact that after loudly screaming out prizes during the SP portion, I just sat there and shrugged come time to pick a box. As I told him, I may know that cereal dispenser is $40, I may know what's half off, but I don't know what's behind card #1 on Spelling Bee, nor know where Roger hid the money in 1/2 Off.
I am glad that not that she did pick the right box, but that she and Bob had so much fun dropping the bills on each other..
Plinko was, well, Plinko. While I was hoping for the best for Robert, this was not the game I wanted to see to close out the pricing games for today. Not only because I've seen it three times in six tapings (to that point), but in a format like this, Robert was going to need to drop two chips into the middle to get himself in the Showcases. Considering how infrequently this seems to happen anymore, Robert looked like he had one and done written all over him.
Nothing like a FRB in Showcase #1. As usual, I could not hear Rich's description on the boat - and even if I did, it wouldn't have done much. I was thinking $95,000, though I was thinking this could be anywhere from about $80,000 to $115,000 (I didn't quite think it'd be THAT high).
Another Corvette? First I couldn't quit attracting One Away, now it's 'Vettes. I'll stick with the latter!
But, I knew Nicole's bid didn't even cover the car. I was shouting for her to bid $75,000..
Of course, didn't matter much if she had, or went $50,000 as she did. Noah was even further off than I thought he'd be... FRB.
A truly priceless day for Nicole - $25,000 and a Corvette, among other goodies. And a special, touching day for the rest of us.
I'll say it before, and I'll say it again: What a thrill to be there!
And I'll say one last thing: If anyone on this forum ever gets to be a contestant, and plays for a Corvette, and I'm in the audience, don't worry. They've offered three Corvettes so far with me in the audience, and the contestant has won it all three times!