Picking up from last time –
So, we’ve gone through all the pre-show stuff. And then we get to sit and watch an episode of Let’s Make a Deal (while talking to each other, of course).
B and Jaime haven’t seen tons of Let’s Make a Deal, so they’re getting a chance to study a bit, and we go over game theory (or at least as much of it as you can have when it comes to a show that has so much based on chance).
It hardly feels like any time passes before we get some talks from different people about the day, and what to expect.
After a person from on-camera-audiences gives us the first spiel, Jason goes up there and gives his lively speech about what contestants should or should not do. In some ways it’s confusing. For instance, he says not to flirt with Wayne. But I watch the show, and people flirt with Wayne all the time.
Maybe he was just meaning don’t overdo it (though I’ve seen people flirting pretty hard). Or maybe they’re trying to tone it down this season… though Wayne always seems pretty into it… Of course, he is a professional improviser, so maybe he just goes with the flow no matter what…
This specific part doesn’t matter much to me, as I have no plans to flirt with Wayne the show (if I were to ever get picked to play a game with him). I’m just saying that was one example of something I thought I’d seen on the show, but that they didn’t want us to do.
Also, we were reminded it was a daytime show. But when we got in the taping, one of the first things that happened with Wayne and Jonathan was them making a non-daytime-friendly joke. Of course, they’re the talent and work outside of restrictions we’re being given as contestants. And if the producers think they’re getting too-nighttime with things, stuff can always be edited out.
But the point is, the speech just confused me, as it seemed contradictory to both things I’d seen on the show, and things I was experiencing that day.
Anyway, so we’re told how to act and how not to act. You can tell that Jason loves giving his speech. And why wouldn’t he? If I got to give a silly speech everyday where I got to dance, have fun, and interact with people, I’d be super into it too.
We’re also told we’re gonna be watched the whole time, and that we need to be animated if we want to be chosen.
Soon enough, we go in the studio. Jaime and B and I are seated in the center. Wow, no more time out for me! (I sat in the corner during Price is Right.)
After everyone is seated a supervising producer comes out and gives us all another talk – which is where I’ll pick up next time.