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I have to admit I wasn’t sure about the choice of Drew Carey as a replacement for the iconic Bob Barker. I thought he would be too sarcastic. I thought John Hurley, who played J. Peterson on Seinfeld, would be a better choice. (He is now host of Family Feud.) But Drew is doing a good job. I think he tweaks Rich Fields a little too much, but he has a good rapport with the contestants and he seems to be having fun. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and so is Dan, so when Dan gets on the show they can do the Delt dance or trade the secret Delt handshake.
We are already practicing for his appearance. He has an app on his iPhone that has some of the games, including Cliff Hanger, also known as “the yodely guy.” When we watch the show together we play along and we do pretty well. I can already see Dan leaping 12 feet into the air when his name is called. I can see him bouncing down the aisle high-fiving everyone. If he wins the showcase, I will get to meet Drew (and tell him my dog is not neutered).
Here’s to 38 more years of The Price is Right!