The Price is Right – Come on Down!

A long, long time ago, I went to a taping of The Price Is Right at CBS in Los Angeles California. A little research tells me it was in 1976. You can see me here in the left circle as they pan the audience for a contestant to “come on down!”. The guy in the other circle was my friend, James, that I had gone there with.

What made this unique, other than us just being there for the taping was an incident that happened with a particular contestant. When they called her to “come on down!”, she was nowhere to be found. She had gone to the bathroom. They had to send a page to go get her. Bob Barker said that this had not happened before during all the tapings he had done for the show. They didn’t edit the program as it aired just how it happened. That segment is below.

Clip via Mental Floss


Lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realized that, at my age, I don’t really care anymore.

If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, and drinks water, but is still fat.

A rabbit runs, and hops, and only lives 15 years, while a tortoise doesn’t run, and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years. And they tell us to exercise? I don’t think so.

Now that I’m older, here’s what I’ve discovered:

  1.  I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
  2.  My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran.
  3.  Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
  4.  Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
  5.  If all is not lost, then where the heck is it?
  6.  It was a whole lot easier to get older, than it was to get wiser.
  7.  Some days, you’re the top dog, some days you’re the hydrant.
  8.  I wish the buck really did stop here; I sure could use a few of them.
  9.  Kids in the back seat cause accidents.
  10.  Accidents in the back seat cause kids.
  11.  It is hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.
  12.  The world only beats a path to your door when you’re in the bathroom.
  13.  If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.
  14.  When I’m finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess.
  15.  It is not hard to meet expenses . . . They’re everywhere.
  16.  The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
  17.  These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter …..I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I’m “here after”.
  18.  Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.
  19.  It is a lot better to be seen than viewed.

Thanks, Gene