EVAN GODING

Joseph and Laurie Dobson's inspiration for stupid Price Is Right Bidding

CBS: (2004?)

Ok, I get it.  420 is supposed to be a reference for getting stoned.  You don't have to beat people over the head with a blunt instrument to get us to know this.  Not only that, you don't have to waste our time on national TV and tell us that you enjoy sitting on your couch eating Cheeto's, watching reruns of crappy late 90s nicktoons and smoking weed.  Now, on a personal note, I don't give 2 plinko chips if you smoke that stuff.  That's fine and I have no problems if you do.  Just don't rub the culture in my face and tell me that it's supposed to be good.

Furthermore, you don't have to go on a family show like The Price Is Right where it's supposed to be fun entertainment and spoil it because you want to get your 15 minutes of fame and be a youtube sensation for another 15.  Well, Here at Game Show Garbage, myself and Jim Williams have already taken down two of the biggest offenders of crappy stoner bidding.  I took out Joseph last year and his desperate cries for help, hemp and hump in the night.  In October in our first Instant Induction, Jim Williams knocked Laurie Dobson down a couple pegs because she only had a 1 track mind.  Well, they weren't the first, and more than likely, they won't be the last.  It's easy to blame the contestant coordinators for picking these two beacons of knowledge to play the game, but who's really to blame for all of this?  The originator of the blunt bidding technique of 420, Evan Goding.

Looking at him and his garb, he looks like a stoner.  You know, I really shouldn't be judging the guy, but if I didn't judge the people that I've roasted here, it would be a very boring website.  Anyways, let's press on. 

His first item up for bids is this...

...Arbor?  Well, Rich says it's an arbor and I trust Rich Fields, but it looks more like a gateway sort of thing.  And speaking of gateways, Evan gets to bid first.  And what does he say on his opening bid?

"I've waited all my life to say this, Bob.  420."

Bob thinks nothing of it, mainly because I don't think he knows the slang term.  However, I think some of his staffers do, so they probably clued him in in between commercial breaks.  The ARP of that thing...$799, so already Evan is 0-1 when it comes to bidding.  In short...

So we are on to the 5th IUFB of the day and we see this wonderful prize....

....an electric guitar with amplifier.  At least it's got a use, unlike that arbor thing.  Which if Evan did win it, he'd probably have smoked it before he figured out what the hell he was supposed to do with it.  Oh, and speaking of Evan, what did he bid after a new player bid $1,500....

"$1420 Bob"

I'm guessing he's one for twenty then.  Sorry, about that bad joke.  But at least it's better than what is going through his head right now.  Bob is starting to clue into his game, but since he is the consumate professional on screen, he plays along with it.  At least for the moment.  ARP: $770.  So, we have a marine take down a stoner right after a navy man took down Evan.  Oddly enough, if he didn't get cute and stuck with his gameplan, he would have won.

The Score after 2 IUFB's for Evan...

Evan has only one more shot at getting up on stage.  So we get another good look at the next IUFB on stage....

Some Karaoke Equipment.  Oh boy.  I have a feeling on what songs that Evan would be singing if he won that machine.  So, let's get it out of the way, Evan....What did he bid?

"You know, I'm going to have to go for 420, Bob."

Yeah, I'm not going to bother to post the Afroman picture here, mainly because it was done recently as 2 months ago and the song was still popular when he was a contestant.  But what's best is the next bid by Tiffany.

"421, Bob!"

I don't have to say anything and it suddenly became...

To the cheers of people in the audience and most importantly....

The delight of Bob Barker, seeing Evan's diabolical plan going straight to hell.  Saying that Evan had felt like he'd been stabbed in the heart.  To say that this wasn't poetic justice is blind.  His favorite bid got one-upped and now he's off to the land of Parting Gifts.  ARP: $960.  Final Score after a bonus jab by Bob Barker...

Yeah, way to get your 15 minutes of fame.  It's fine to make a cute bid once and then play it straight, usually when you're one of the first called, that's a good way to get your nerves relaxed and then you go on to do well, I mean I remember a guy bid $1,000,000 on an item when he was first called and went on to win the day and a ton of cash and prizes.  Aside from that, there's no reason to continue bidding pathetic bids like 420 or xx69 or something along those lines.  It's annoying, it's grating, just stop it. 

So there it is, the first person to start this annoying trend of bidding.  Let's just hope that the contestant coordinators can crack down on this stuff, however I doubt that.  They want loud contestants rather than ones who stand out and can play the games.  So for all those good contestants, fake being loud and you'll be in for sure.