The Price Is Right........ How do they choose the contestants?

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  1. RambleOn

    RambleOn Senior member

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    I wondered if they selected people out of the audience atrandom, out of a hat perhaps, or if they pick and choose who they want to be onstage? It always seems like the guys in military uniforms get picked, and young attractive college girls, and the occasionally sweet old lady just to even it out. Anyone have any insight on this theory?
     
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    Or if you wear a "BOB BARKER IS GOD" t-shirt. Good lord those folks always get on the show.
     
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    supposedly, and ive heard this from several people (but no idea if it's right) is that they have screeners walk through the crowd/line before they are seated. make small talk, etc (the screeners are dressed regularly and dont identify that they are with the show). they are the ones that pick folks out. keeps the sh!theads from getting on i guess.
     
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    i always thought they chose people with the lowest IQ.
    But then seeing the audience there, thats gotta be tough to narrow it down...
    God I hate that show..
     
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    mom and dad went, you get sceened before you get in. You need to be pretty\handsome wearing a t-shirt, or be generally interesting to get on.
     
  6. RambleOn

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    Thanks for the replies, I always wondered about that. When I was a kid watching the show, I just assumed contestants were picked at random, but I guess not!
     
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    << Thanks for the replies, I always wondered about that. When I was a kid watching the show, I just assumed contestants were picked at random, but I guess not! >>



    Me too...
     
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    yeah, they have screeners that go thru the line. and supposedly if you have a group of 1x people, they guarantee atleast one of you will get on.
     
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    wear a military uniform, bob just loves a person in a uniform:Q
     
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    Price Is Right has had many odd choices for contestants as of late - most of them seem like they're about 100 years old and appear about to die on stage... I saw this old dude that had to be in his 80's, and I kept thinking he was going to bust a hip spining that wheel...
     
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    << Price Is Right has had many odd choices for contestants as of late - most of them seem like they're about 100 years old and appear about to die on stage... I saw this old dude that had to be in his 80's, and I kept thinking he was going to bust a hip spining that wheel... >>



    It's so embarassing when someone spins the wheel and they don't get it around on the first try, then that prick Bob has the audience boo at the person lol.

    I remember one time on the show the beeper on the wheel broke, and he had the audience going 'beep beep beep' it was beyong ghey!