Joseph and Laurie Dobson's inspiration for stupid Price Is Right Bidding
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
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
...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....
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 has only one more shot at
getting up on stage. So we get another good look at the next IUFB
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.
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.