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Picking up from last time –
Thankfully, I was soon rescued from my obnoxiousness, as everyone who got zonked was processed first (being that there wasn’t much to process there).
Before that happened, though, I wondered who was listening to our conversations – and who was making decisions when it came to coming back for Zonk Redemption.
Had I just purposefully chosen a zonk in order to try to come back for a second chance, only to ruin that by not acting correctly in a room where important people are watching? Oh the stress of it all!
In the room, we were told you’re not offered copies of your show. If you want a copy, you’re gonna need to record it. I was a bit surprised by that.
Not to go back to the whole, “Well, it’s not like Price” thing. Of course it’s not like Price! It’s a different show, and I don’t need to compare them at every turn. Buuuuuut, on The Price is Right, they let you buy the DVD of your show – which I totally did.
Maybe they don’t even do it on Price anymore. After all, it’s been a while since I’ve been there.
I thought it must be somewhat lucrative for the show to sell those DVDs. I think it was sort of expensive for a DVD, and I assumed many people bought it just to make sure they had a perfect tangible copy (that you could also order on Blu Ray!).
But it must not be lucrative after all, or else Let’s Make a Deal would be doing it.
We were also given a number of papers to sign (just as we were on Price). One thing I found interesting with the LMAD paperwork was the forfeiture sheet (the one that asks us to list any prizes we want to forfeit).
It had a big black line through all the blanks – assuming we wouldn’t want to pass on any prizes.
On Price is Right, when you see the paper, I feel like it gives you reason to pause, and it helps remind you about the tax issues you may be facing.
I feel like probably brain-wise when people see a big black line through something, they assume they’re not to fill out that thing. (Though I have no science to back that up. So, why am I even talking here?)
Of course probably the majority of people will not fill it out… But some people might want to.
In Let’s Make a Deal’s defense, they give you two copies of that paper. The second one has blanks available to you, instead of crossed out lines.
The example they have taped to the wall, that shows what they want you to turn in, includes the one with the big black lines. (I’d guess that’s maybe just an extra precaution for them to prove you’re definitely not turning any prizes away.)
Anyway, you still have the option to turn down prizes if you wish (and you technically have 10 days to decide, it says at the top). I just thought that difference was interesting.
That’s a really small point. But since my time at Price was so etched into my head, it’s hard not to compare the shows. Hopefully at least one of these random details is interesting.
And this is where we’ll pick up next time.