Friday, November 14, 2008

The Price is Right........C'mon down!!!! Part Two

Sorry for the delay everyone....I finally got my computer back this evening....I was so happy to finally see it, I wanted to kiss the monitor!! But thank you for checking in to hear the rest of the story........

Anyway back to the story...........

When we were led back into the studio I noticed a young man on the stage with a clip board who looked at our group and wrote something down (I now realize that his job is probably to locate where the contestants are for the camera).
We had the audience warm up and everything....then the show began...and the first contestant called.....was my daughter Cassie (her name tag has her birth name Cassandra). WOO HOO!!
Now you have to bear with me here because from here on things get a little sketchy for me. I think my brain kinda shut down a little, so some particulars I don't remember too well.......
She ran down to contestants row and the item up for bid was a pair of Roomba remote control vacuums.....I don't remember what she bid, or what anyone else bid....BUT SHE WON!!
So she hopped up on stage with Drew and gave him a big bear hug (she was gonna "spider monkey" him, but I think she chickened out at the last minute...she is nearly six feet tall, all arms and legs and it would have been hilarious, but she might have taken Drew down). Then she had the chance to win a beautiful big sailboat. At this point I whispered to my sister...I need help on this one, I have no idea what the price is.....
The game she played (I don't remember the name...again brain freeze) was to push some number on blocks until the price appears. Now I need to clarify something......between where she was on stage with Drew and where we were in the audience there are about 5 cameras and people running all over the stage, so it is very hard to see everything...and again it is so loud with the audience...so in our defense (and you will know why)....we saw the numbers 81 and my sister said that it should be about eighty one hundred dollars and the guy behind me was yelling the same thing....so we yelled 81, 81, 81 !!! And she listened to us......well, what we didn't see, know or hear was that the price was a five digit number, not a four like we thought....so she bid EIGHTY ONE THOUSAND ON THE SAILBOAT....errrr wrong!!
At the commercial break Drew teased her saying..."and how many eighty-one thousand dollar sailboats have you been on"? He asked her "did anyone help you with this"? She said "yeah, my mom", so he came into the audience to ask me how many eighty one thousand dollar sailboats I had been on. I explained that we thought it was a four digit number, and could we have a do over...then I had to tell him how adorable he is. And he really is...he is so cute, nice and the kinda guy you would want to have a beer with.
So, the show continued....then the time came to spin the wheel....Cassie spun the wheel (again...can't remember the numbers..) but she tied with another guy and they had a spin off......AND SHE WON.....SHE WAS HEADED TO THE SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN!!
We were all shaking....poor Cassie was chewing off her fingers while the show continued. It was nerve racking and exciting all at the same time.
So the second half of the show continued and the guy right behind me (yeah, the one that agreed that the sailboat was 81) ended up winning the wheel spin and was going to the showcase showdown with Cassie.
Whooo....deep breath.......so he (I think his name was Daniel) gets to decide whether to bid or pass on the first showcase. The showcase comes up and it is some arcade games, a spa and I don't remember what the rest of it was (my mother warned me that the 70's were gonna catch up with me....brain cells burned), but it wasn't anything big. And Daniel decides to BID...we couldn't believe it...he's gonna BID..YIKES, HOLY SMOKE....WOWZA! We knew that the next showcase had to have something big...like a car, a trip..something exciting. So he bid...I think $16,000.00...which by our estimates was pretty darn close.
So...time for Cassie's showcase.....it starts out with a Nintendo Wii with 12 games, then a 40 inch plasma tv.....then....a trip to PARIS, FRANCE....6 days, roundtrip for two....OH MY GOSH.....BUT THAT'S NOT ALL.......A NEW CAR!! A 2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX.......it was all so incredible and surreal....
So we told her to bid $33,000.00 and she bid $31,000.00..............
Time for another commercial break....then Drew tells them who the winner is...first he goes to Cassie and the actual price was 39 thousand and something....so a difference of 8 thousand....then he goes to Daniel....AND DANIEL WAS OVER!! HOLY MOLY SHE WON!! SHE WON THE SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN!! She ended up winning over $40,000.00 in prizes! We all ran up on stage...and a warning here for everyone....again, they have like 5 cameras on stage and the cameras add like 10 pounds....so my ass will look huge.....but I don't care....my baby won...and I think I peed my pants when I was up there anyway.
So that's our story!! What an exciting day...what an experience!! The show will air on January 14th.
Here is a picture of my baby with the card that they held up on stage when her name was called.

6 comments:

Grandma J said...

Holy moly!!! That is so exciting! I can't wait to watch it.
When my daughter was on, it didn't broadcast in CA because of the OJ trial. she only won a ref/freezer.

I can't wait!! I think Drew Carey is sexy. He is so nice and funny too.
Congratulations to Cassie!!!

noble pig said...

OMG that is so, so exciting! Congrats, please remind us when the show is going to be on so we watch.

The Southern Family said...

Oh my- I am marking my calender! That is the most exciting thing EVER!!! PS You never told me if you got your shirt. That isn't nearly as exciting- but I keep forgetting to ask! Yippee, yippee!! Are you going to France with her???

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yipee!! Yayyy!
I know you were/are so excited!
I hope you didn't pee your pants from the excitement.
I might have.
And I SOOOO think she should've done the spider monkey. Even if she took him down!
Congratulations, Cassie!!!!!

brneyedgal967 said...

That is soooo awesome! You'll have to remind us when it gets closer to airing so I'll be sure to DVR it to watch!

When does she get the car? We need pics! Oh - and have you already told her that she needs to take YOU with her to Paris?

lanelle17 said...

That was sooo much fun... But mom, his name wasn't Daniel, it was Will Smith...

Congrats Cass... I love you!!