I don't know what's hardest to believe: that The Price Is Right is still on; that it looks exactly like it did in the '80s; or that Dr. Michael Bummer (bummer!) is actually a gynecologist. Dr. Bummer, of course, bids $69 instead of $1 after everyone overbids. No, come to think of it, I know exactly what I don't believe.
Welcome to the next installment of my Buzz Gift Guide series for all the entertainment lovers in your life. I've already thought up some holiday gifts for mom and dad this week, so today we're moving onto a very special lady: Grandma!
It can be hard to think of entertainment-related gifts for grandmas because of generational (not to mention maybe technological) gaps. But I thought of some gifts I know my grandma would get a kick out of, and to be honest, I wouldn't mind receiving a few of these myself!
For example, take this collection of movies starring Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart — a pairing that captivated an entire generation on and off the silver screen once upon a time. I'm ordering this up for my grandma and I look forward to viewing them with her.
And how cute is this I Love Lucy merchandise? My favorites are the purses. I've also included The Price Is Right on DVD (Bob Barker's entire final week!), a great Ella Fitzgerald Christmas album, a subscription to Soap Opera Digest, and a DVD set of classic Paul Newman films (grandmas still swoon, ya know).
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You know there's a problem with your bid when Bob Barker pretends to mishear your answer in hope that you will quickly correct yourself. And you really know there's a problem when Bob Barker acknowledges your answer, advises you to "think about that for a moment," and gives you yet another opportunity to change your bid. Oh Bob, there's just no hope for the numerically challenged . . .
Someone didn't study The Price Is Right strategy book before appearing on the show. When it came time to participate in the price war, she failed to maximize her bid, and — omigod — she won! She won! She what? Jumped the gun! False alarm everyone. But the game's just begun . . .
- BestWeekEver has the new poster for Beverly Hills Chihuahua and has declared voting for the 2008 Oscars officially closed.
- In celebration of tax day, TV Filter has a tribute to TV's greatest accountants.
- Lucky lady PopSugarUK got to see Bjork live! Check out her thoughts here, and stay tuned for her reports from the upcoming Breeders concert.
- Popwatch has posted a hilarious challenge: sum up classic movies in three lines.
- TV Squad has a list of 10 awkward TV moments, and amazingly, only one is from The Office.
- According to CasaSugar, Sting's NYC condo unit is freaking awesome.
- TV With MeeVee wonders who really likes The Price is Right enough to buy a box set.
- Give Me My Remote is less excited about the 90210 spinoff now that Rob Thomas isn't writing it anymore, but The TV Addict has some better news with a photo of cast addition AnnaLynne McCord.
Come Back! I happened to stumble across this old Price Is Right vid and couldn't help but get nostalgic. This clip demonstrates why I desperately want good ol' Bob to find his long ass microphone and return to the show. He was not only a fair and understanding game show host, Bob had the prudence to grab a douche by the arm and push him offstage if need be. And then, out of the kindness of his heart (or maybe to fend off a law suit), Bob gave the douche a prize anyway. Love him!
I guess that price is your dignity, because these folks are literally tripping all over themselves to win a few bucks. (One guy does it three times in one episode!) Chill the freak out, people.
Is it possible for there to be four falls during a single episode of The Price Is Right? If one self-deprecating dude stages a few for applause then you never know — another contestant just might join in on the fun. Well, it's not really fun when the fall is truly accidental, but at least this lady takes the spotlight off of Mr. Sunshine, the attention whore.
- Several entertainment bloggers have launched an Adopt a Writer site, which will feature interviews with striking writers.
- Cinematical ponders the possibility of a third Fantastic Four movie. Would this be necessary at all?
- In honor of the Price is Right getting six primetime episodes, TV Squad has a list of the six worst prizes you can win on the show.
- Stereogum has posted video of Lisa Loeb playing inside an Ikea store.
- TV with MeeVee wonders whether David Simon is too angry for his own good on this season of The Wire.
- Hypeful helpfully puts together Rob's party mix from Cloverfield.
- Meanwhile, Popwatch hails the return of Erykah Badu.
Oh Bob Barker, why did you have to retire and leave us with Drew Carey and his off-color jokes about situations we would never in a million showcase showdowns want to imagine him in? The contestants on The Price Is Right are allowed to be obnoxious, not the host! Note to Drew: Keep the wet dreams between you and your blankie.