A Let’s Make a Deal Observer – Part 1 (The Pre-Story (Deciding To Go and With Whom To Go))

November 21, 2014

Jaime and her high school theater teaching laughing in the Let's Make a Deal interview line
My friends in line, laughing and having fun with the interview
My Let’s Make a Deal episode doesn’t air until February 12th. (Fret not. I will remind you. ;))

But, before I went to that taping with my dad, I went with some other (incredibly game-show-friendly) friends. And I thought I’d talk about my experience as an observer, before I get to the main juicy event stuff of my show.

(And since I have multiple parts and want to be done by February, I gotta jump in with this now! And I’ll post a new part of my LMAD story every Friday.)

Once my mandated rule-of-no-game-shows came to a close on March 20, 2014 (after a year had  passed since my Price is Right episode), I wanted to get right back into the game show hustle!

First, I tried Wheel of Fortune auditions (as that show technically would make sense to be the next one to go for). Those auditions were a total bust! I didn’t even get seen. Remind me sometime to tell you about the craziness of Wheel auditions (but that time is not now).

After giving up (for the time being) on Wheel, I decided to try my hand at Let’s Make a Deal.

At the time, I was working on a Project Runway spinoff, and it was reasonably hard to get a day off work. (It wasn’t impossible, but it was frowned upon.) I figured I could just wait until the gig was over, but then I learned LMAD had started taping on Saturdays! Sign me up!

Next up came looking for someone to go with me. Preferably, you want a fair amount of people if you can get them. And you want some people who are fun enough that your group seems fun – but you know, not so super fun that you still stand out [*ding* sound effect as the spotlight shines on you].

I thought I was going to be able to wrangle some people – possibly even some people who’d been on the show. I’d assume that’d be pretty nice since they are absolutely not competition – being that they’re not allowed to play… But, there’s always a chance that could work against you if the contestant team doesn’t want to draw from the same sort of well of friends of people who’d played before.

All in all, I’m possibly over-thinking the guest thing too much, as ultimately, they probably want the most interesting people for TV. And if you’re with someone who’s been on the show before, what do they care?

Aaaaanyway, as I started to wrangle my people, I ended up getting my amazing friend Jaime and our high school theater teacher B to go!

Oh my goodness gracious. Okay, first I was looking for people to compliment me. But now that these two are going, I just want to be there to compliment them.

And this is where I’ll pick up next time


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