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« on: July 24, 2007, 12:40:26 PM »

Yeah...not my pick...

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007, 01:05:50 PM »

I always liked Drew Carey, especially on his show prior to the last two awful seasons. He was funny, witty, and had a great take on the everyman for a celbrity. Now, he has gotten a little wierd for my taste, and he needs to stop taking in strippers and putting them through college with cars and apartments. If you are going to dole out charity, PICK ME.

No seriously-I don't know if he will work for Price is Right, but he is a funny guy. Now, the question is, why would an extremely successful comedian that had a show that was a huge hit for 5-6 years become a gameshow host?
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2007, 01:13:47 PM »

I just don't really see him as The Price is Right kind of guy.  He already hosted the remake of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and I didn't think he did that great of a job on it.  Maybe he could take over the Family Feud or something. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2007, 01:18:01 PM »

The price is right with this one. It's not like Bob Barker had anything other than tenure.

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2007, 01:33:50 PM »

Quote from: Purge on July 24, 2007, 01:18:01 PM

It's not like Bob Barker had anything other than tenure.

Are you saying with a straight face that you don't think Bob Barker had talent?
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2007, 01:39:45 PM »

Shoulda been the J Peterman guy. He would have been perfect.  Drew Carey, notsomuch.
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2007, 02:03:27 PM »

I really don't know what to make of this short of  saywhat...
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007, 02:11:01 PM »

better than Rosie O'Donnell.....
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2007, 02:31:30 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on July 24, 2007, 01:33:50 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 24, 2007, 01:18:01 PM

It's not like Bob Barker had anything other than tenure.

Are you saying with a straight face that you don't think Bob Barker had talent?

He could have been replaced with anyone's grandpa.
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2007, 03:50:54 PM »

Quote from: Purge on July 24, 2007, 02:31:30 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 24, 2007, 01:33:50 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 24, 2007, 01:18:01 PM

It's not like Bob Barker had anything other than tenure.

Are you saying with a straight face that you don't think Bob Barker had talent?

He could have been replaced with anyone's grandpa.

Do you have any reason for thinking that Bob Barker brought nothing to the show other than being an old man, or are you just tossing out zippy one liners for the fun of it?
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2007, 04:00:24 PM »

One reason I would be hesitant to take the job was just looking at filling Barker's shoes.  Not in the sense like replacing Johnny Carson was, but in the sense (with both of them) that you could very well be doing that job for close to the rest of your life.

Not that it's a bad thing, but it's certainly a commitment.  You are essentially giving up on doing movies, or possibly doing a different show.  In Carey's case it seems cool, though: he already had a hit show, and he really wasn't in any movies (was he?).  So as far as the grass being greener, he was already on the other side of the fence, and if he chooses to give that up, it's not so bad since he has been there already.

Plus, some actors just like the steady gig, which is why so many Hollywood stars have been taking TV jobs.
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2007, 04:22:41 PM »

I think it should have been Clive Owen myself.

That would be effin awesome.
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2007, 04:33:45 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 24, 2007, 01:13:47 PM

Maybe he could take over the Family Feud or something. 

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2007, 05:01:12 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on July 24, 2007, 02:03:27 PM

I really don't know what to make of this short of  saywhat...

Drew Carey doesn't strike me as the perfect choice right out of the gates but given that the suits were willing to take such a drastic change from Bob Barker it could have been much, much worse. The rate things are going with the sagging US culture, the mid-morning target audience, and today's "everyman", we could have just as easily wound up with Larry the Cable Guy.
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2007, 05:03:07 PM »

Quote from: fyedaddy on July 24, 2007, 05:01:12 PM

Quote from: Destructor on July 24, 2007, 02:03:27 PM

I really don't know what to make of this short of  saywhat...

Drew Carey doesn't strike me as the perfect choice right out of the gates but given that the suits were willing to take such a drastic change from Bob Barker it could have been much, much worse. The rate things are going with the sagging US culture, the mid-morning target audience, and today's "everyman", we could have just as easily wound up with Larry the Cable Guy.

now that'd be a trainwreck worth seeing!
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2007, 05:33:24 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 24, 2007, 04:33:45 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 24, 2007, 01:13:47 PM

Maybe he could take over the Family Feud or something. 

no one could truly fill Louie Anderson's pants.....

I could....

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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2007, 08:41:30 PM »

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He already had a hit show, and he really wasn't in any movies (was he?).

How soon we forget Gepetto.
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2007, 02:29:43 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 24, 2007, 04:33:45 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 24, 2007, 01:13:47 PM

Maybe he could take over the Family Feud or something. 

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Literally...
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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2007, 07:07:36 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on July 24, 2007, 08:41:30 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on July 24, 2007, 04:00:24 PM

He already had a hit show, and he really wasn't in any movies (was he?).

How soon we forget Gepetto.

Oh yeah, I forgot that one.  It was a made-for-TV movie, however.
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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2008, 06:31:43 PM »

Watched my first episode of Drew Carey hosting...

You know that big wheel contestants spin after 3 contestants to get into the final showdown?

Someone rolled an 85 and stuck with it.  The next contestant rolled a 30, and Drew was like, "awww, I'm sorry!" and proceeding to guide her away from the wheel.  SHE HAS TWO ROLLS, DREW.  So for the next minute he's trying to explain, "I know the rules, I know the rules!" 

It was awkwaaaaard.  A word that I'd use to describe his hosting.

There were times that he was okay, though.  Probably just nervous.
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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2008, 06:59:37 PM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 09, 2008, 06:31:43 PM

It was awkwaaaaard.  A word that I'd use to describe his hosting.

There were times that he was okay, though.  Probably just nervous.

Is he still reaching for his pocket as a nervous habit every 20 seconds?

What's killing the show for me more than Carey is the audience itself.  Bob Barker would draw people from all over the country, so they'd always have a good chance of finding interesting people to choose as contestants.  The new show seems to be drawing random unemployed people from the local Los Angeles area like a pilot sitcom.
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2008, 07:13:35 PM »

Since Drew took over Ive only seen parts of 2 shows and he SUCKS. he has no comedic timing and he rushes through all the contests. It sucks.
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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2008, 07:21:03 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on January 09, 2008, 07:13:35 PM

Since Drew took over Ive only seen parts of 2 shows and he SUCKS. he has no comedic timing and he rushes through all the contests. It sucks.

I agree totally.

Bob was funny (when he wanted to be). He clearly enjoyed what he was doing every minute of every day.

Drew can be funny as well. Here, he's trying to become Bob, but it's just not happening. He needs to be himself, not try to imitate somebody who's been doing the job for 50 years already.
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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2008, 07:37:46 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on January 09, 2008, 06:59:37 PM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on January 09, 2008, 06:31:43 PM

It was awkwaaaaard.  A word that I'd use to describe his hosting.

There were times that he was okay, though.  Probably just nervous.

Is he still reaching for his pocket as a nervous habit every 20 seconds?

What's killing the show for me more than Carey is the audience itself.  Bob Barker would draw people from all over the country, so they'd always have a good chance of finding interesting people to choose as contestants.  The new show seems to be drawing random unemployed people from the local Los Angeles area like a pilot sitcom.

That's funny, he said something about unemployment and the contestant was like, "I'm unemployed."
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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2008, 07:59:24 PM »

Drew was great on 'Whose Line is it?'.  This, not so much.
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« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2008, 10:28:18 PM »

What's funny is that Drew's other game show, in primetime, is doing pretty well. 

I hold to my original view - the show needs to evolve because they'll never find a host capable of replacing Barker in it's current format.  The format, while very dated, worked because of Barker's long association with it.  It's like asking a young singer to go out and do an old legend's show exactly like they did it.
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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2008, 02:57:01 PM »

I managed to make it through 15 minutes of an episode when he first started hosting last october.

I didn't take the time to figure out why I didn't like it. The simplest way to describe it is 'Zombie Price Is Right'.

A year ago, when Bob moved on, I said 'this is the end of the price is right. It's impossible to find someone who can fill those shoes.'
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2008, 03:15:20 PM »

they should have re-tooled the show, made it more edgy with laser lights, dancers and techno music.
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2008, 06:35:54 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on January 10, 2008, 03:15:20 PM

they should have re-tooled the show, made it more edgy with laser lights, dancers and techno music.

The problem with that is that it would have alienated the senior citizen audience that largely comprises TPiR.  They have made some updates without completely getting rid of the original style.

The apparently are retooling some games to better match Drew's personality.  He still needs to learn about timing though.  That's my biggest issue with him.
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