Thursday, February 24, 2005
Random Thought Strikes Again
I was chatting with a friend of mine and remembered something funny that happened to me in 1997. Actually, it was my shining moment... my big 15 minutes of fame. I was in the studio audience in Los Angeles for a talk show called 'Crook and Chase'. Didn't last long, but we used to go to these shows because they payed groups to sit and laugh on cue. It was a great reason to go down to Universal City/Hollywood. Anyways, they had Tracy Bingham from Bay Watch on the show to promote her new Trivial Persuit show. Now if you don't know who Tracy Bingham is, just click here (and don't drool on the keyboard).
I was selected to play the game with the hosts, Ms. Bingham, and another audience member. I had a blast, and even beat everyone at the game. The funny part was that it was really obvious when I introduced myself and shook hands with Ms. Bingham... my eyes did not make eye contact, but were focused on her famous Bay Watch..... you know what I'm talking about. Yes, I was young and stupid. Anyhoot, I had fun, but I looked like a total moron because I had just come back from an air show in Vegas (during the summer) and had a really bad sun burn. My head looked like a big cherry. I'm surprised they let me get in front of the camera. Maybe that's why they were cancelled.
(Yet my fan base just kept on growing)
My wife had two shining moments. First was when she was 18 and competed in the Miss Oscoda (Michigan) Pagent. Second moment was when she made it to the stage on 'The Price Is Right.' And for that reason alone I will be forever jealous of her. Bob Barker is my hero. He practically raised me. I would purposely play hookie from school just to watch his show (and play Atari of course). Because of him, every pet I've ever owned was spayed or neutured. He's also helped my golf game. Whenever someone talks trash on the course, I shout 'The Price is Wrong Bitch' and start throwing punches and beating them with my clubs. It works every time.
My wife ended up winning a ceder chest, but it's a nice one and we use it daily. Her true prize was kicking it on stage with Mr. Barker.
(Her life has never been the same since)
Update: I just emailed the Crook and Chase show to see if they can locate the tape of when I was on the show. This should be interesting. I'll keep you posted.
posted by El Capitan at 5:07 PM
Just found your blog via Blackfive.
I, too, am from Cali and LIVED for the Price is Right. I have been watching since I was a little girl. Since being stationed overseas, I haven't seen it and I have definitely missed it.
What do you do for the Air Force? What part of Cali are you from?
BTW - my brother is The Questing Cat....