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The Price Is Right – Day 26 G2KM Blog Challenge

 

Who likes TV game shows?  I do.  When I was a kid, I remember watching, Let’s Make A Deal, The Dating Game, The Newlywed Show, and The Price Is Right.  Today I occasionally watch Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy, but the best game show on remains one of my favorites from my childhood, The Price Is Right.

The Price Is Right has a long history in daytime TV game shows.  It debuted in 1956 with Bill Cullen as the first host of the show.  This was five years before I was born.  For much of the TV game shows running, I remember Bob Barker as the famous game show host. When Drew Carey took over in 2007, I was doubtful of his ability to carry or might I say carey the show.  Would he be able to fill Bob Barker’s shoes?  Drew’s easy-going, witty personality put the audience at ease.  The contestants who are lucky enough to make it on stage are clearly enthusiastic about meeting the host.  Drew is different from Bob, but different doesn’t mean bad, thankfully.  Drew Carey provided me wrong.  He continues to make The Price Is Right one of my favorite game shows. His  likable presence has been beneficial to the show’s survival after Bob Barker’s long reign. 

We have such a great fondness for the show that we set our DVD recorder to catch the broadcast airing each day, then over the weekend we’ll watch a few of them.  There are few things on television which command our attention enough to make a special effort to capture it on video.  I often tell my DH, if we ever make it to Hollywood, then we HAVE to visit The Price Is Right studio.  If you’re a fan of the show, then who knows, maybe one, you’ll hear, “Cathy Kennedy, come on down!” 

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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.

9 Comments

  • Linda

    Cathy…I have never been on the Price Is Right…but I am from California and I did see Bob Barker when I went to see Truth or Consequences 40+ years ago! (smile)

    My hubby and I watch The Price is Right almost everyday. His dad loved it…and so we kind of carry on his tradition by watching it and think of him now that he is gone.

    We also love Wheel of Fortune.

    And I like to watch… Who Wants To Be A Millionaire…everyday at 4:30 if I am home.

    Those are three of the best shows on TV! (smile)

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  • blueviolet

    I would love to hear that one day! When I was a little girl, I watched it every single day without missing it. I think my favorite game was the one where the little yodeler went up the hill. LOL

  • Cathy Kennedy

    @Tracy…there’s nothing wrong with sounding like your mother. The newest game show I’m so-so interested in is A Minute To Win It. That’s kind of fun to watch. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tracy

    You know Cathy,
    I use to love game shows; Price is Right specifically but now that Bob is gone, I don’t care for it. I grew up watching 45,000 dollar pryamid, The Newlywed Game…they were fun!I don’t care for the new-fangled ones as well…
    ahhh, I sound like my mother!!!

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