My Day As A “Let’s Make a Deal” Contestant – Part 5 (Being Seated, And Being Maybe Slightly Jealous As The Show Goes On…)

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Aurora and her new contestant partner on Let's Make a Deal paying close attention

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(Missed any part? Here’s the whole series.)

Picking up from last time

After we take the greenscreen photo, I turn in my phone and my dad and I just enjoy life and each other’s company for a bit until the pre-show speeches start.

(They’re the same as the first time I went to Let’s Make a Deal.)

After that, people are brought into the studio in numerical order (using the numbers you’re given when you get there). However, they let anyone who has trouble using stairs go in first.

As I mentioned, my dad had a knee brace (as he’d be having knee surgery when he got home from this trip). So, we got to go with that group.

In order to avoid as many stairs as possible, the Let’s Make a Deal team brings that group in around the set – which means we pass the producer section with the director chairs set-up and the many monitors they use lining the wall. It was a pretty cool thing to pass.

“Why did I have to turn in my phone?!” I wailed in my head, as it would’ve been a cool behind-the-scenes shot – had I been allowed to take it… Wah, wah. (Sorry, y’all.)

Aurora squints a little and makes a little clawhand looking in the distance on Let's Make a Deal

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We were seated just a few rows up – very close to Jonathan Mangum. It was similar seating to where I’d sat at Price is Right. I even leaned over to my dad and said, “At Price is Right, I sat by George Gray. I wonder if this is a good sign!”

We enjoyed the show, playing along with the games. It was a great episode, with tons of great prizes.

I was a little jealous of people playing for prizes I wanted. There was a trip to Australia. There was also a home gym plus cash in another game! There was a selfish part of me that started wondering a little, “Why do they not think I’m cute enough to play The Dealing Game?”

I know it’s so presumptuous to go to LMAD assuming you should be picked… Maybe I’m slightly spoiled, ’cause I was picked on my first time at Price. Also, I’ve had at least 5 people I know go to Let’s Make a Deal and get picked! So, when I see all these people around me (in my life) getting picked, I kind of assume it must be easy.

Of course, neither Jaime nor B got picked when we went (which really perplexed me).

When I came back, I brought another exceptional game show partner. I had a good costume. I had a nice interview. I thought I learned from my first experience, and that I did everything to the best of my ability. But the show kept on going with no one even looking anywhere near us…

And this is where I’ll pick up next time.

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