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'The Price is Right': 5 wishes for Westchester tour stop
The touring production of the TV game show "The Price is Right" will make a stop tonight at the Westchester County Center with Todd Newton as the emcee of the traveling production.
In anticipation of the 40-year-old game show's arrival in White Plains, here are five things Newsday Westchester is counting on.
1. Lots of crazy fans. One of the best part of "The Price is Right" is watching enthusiastic fans flail through the aisles to claim a spot in contestants' row. And if they win that first pricing game and make it to the main stage, well, expect even more hyper-excited behavior. We're expecting homemade T-shirts, screaming and general hilarity. Bring it, Hudson Valley. Be like Cody, below.
2. At least one $1 bid in contestants' row. Every "Price is Right" fan knows the strategy of bidding $1 while in contestants' row — usually done by the fourth and final bidder when he/she thinks everyone else has overbid on a prize — but it's amusing when people don't always do it correctly. Inevitably, there's always one guy who bids $1 too soon, only to be nullified when the next contestant bids $2. D'oh!
3. At least one money-winning spin on the Big Wheel. Everyone loves the Big Wheel, which contestants spin halfway through the show and just before the final game, the Showcase Showdown. Sure, sometimes players don't spin the wheel all the way around — which used to get adorable old men and women booed, back in the day — but when they do, and their spins add up to $1, that's when the real magic happens.
4. Plinko, Plinko and more Plinko! Arguably the most popular game in "Price is Right" history, there's just something about watching gravity work its wonders on a flat chip as it navigates through an upright peg board. (Just ask Cory, the star of the video above.) Would any contestant complain if this were the only game they trotted out for the entire show? Unlikely. However, since Plinko awards cash as its only prize, an exception could be made for any game whose prize is...
5. "A brand new car!" Nothing gets "Price is Right" contestants more fired up than the prospect of a shiny new vehicle. Even if no one were to win one, it's just fun to say "A brand new car!" in a way that would have made the late Rod Roddy proud.
Which of these five things would you most like to see at a "Price is Right" event? Vote in Newsday Westchester's poll. Have you been to "The Price is Right" on tour or in Los Angeles? Let us know about your experiences in the comments section.
What: "The Price is Right, Live!"
When: 8 p.m., May 28
Info: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains; 914-995-4050; www.wmconcerts.com. $49.50 and $59.50 tickets are still available; $89.50 tickets are sold out.