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Offline Toltendo

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Your experience on a T.V. show
« on: July 07, 2009, 08:12:23 PM »
So I have created this topic to share anyone's experiences or someone else you know that has been on a T.V. show, sitcom, game show, etc. I can say that this would be similar for interviewing a past contestant on 'Legends', but in a subjective point of matter.

UPDATE:If you wanna post your experiences here, only do one post to share it for everyone, but don't worry, it's okay to make a quick reply or you can link a video of you appearing on a game show, whether you were in the audience or as a contestant.

So I'll share my experience when I was part of the studio audience in a taping of 'The Price is Right'.


So my mom and my relatives were planning to go see my other relatives in Southern California, down from Lake Elsinore, San Diego, about an hour drive to where CBS Studios is. I have told my mom that we could go see The Price is Right while we were at San Diego. So I got the tickets for all of my relatives, including me to go.
The next day, we got in the car and drove to CBS Studios. Unfortunately, the LA traffic was the most unbearable thing you could ever experience. We were stuck in traffic for so long, that I was worried that we couldn't get to our taping for the time we had to get there. As we got there, we couldn't find a parking spot and we couldn't find the place as we couldn't park in the studio lot and parked in some luxurious parking garage. We got lost to where we were suppose to be.
We got to the studio and there were people sitting at a huge bench area where people were waiting for the show. We were late for the morning taping, because we had to be there by 10:00 a.m., instead we got to the second show. I remember it was such a hot day in mid-November and had to wait for a really long time. Many people gathered for the second show and then we all got to sit at the waiting area where we were told the rules and regulations of the show. This is where we had to sign a little form for personal information. We then got numbers so the crew could see which contestants should be picked to be on contestant's row, as well for the pages to take our pictures.
As we were sitting in the waiting area, a very loud guy started to talk to us and some people were annoyed by him. I think he was talking to us because he assumed my family was Filipino, which led to some inside Filipino jokes, like if we came here by Jeepney or something. So eventually, everyone in groups went up to one of the producers and were given an interview for about 15 seconds about themselves. After everyone was interviewed, we went in line for a security check as security checked purses or pockets. It was about 3 o'clock and we all then sat at another huge bench area for the doors to open. As the doors opened, everyone's excitement made me nervous for me, as it was the first time I would see the set up close.
We had to up the stairs, where the classic logo of the Price is Right was painted on the wall. I saw the old CBS curtains and gave them a quick feel of nostalgia. The doors opened and it was dark inside and cold. I was shocked that the place was very small. The stage looked huge on T.V., but again, it was tiny. We were all seated by our numbers and then, a dance version of the theme song came on.
People started dancing in the rows. Then another song came and it was the Village People's 'YMCA'. My grandma started to dance and then everyone in my family danced as well. After a few seconds, my grandma stopped and laughed it out. At the same time, there was this nerdy guy with a clipboard, writing down numbers below our tags so that they can choose the contestants before the show.

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The next thing, there were four people in contestant's row acting as the cheerleaders. I guessed that they wanted to be on the show. Eventually, the music died and we were all in our seats. As it got quiet, the video monitors from the sealing popped a video and everyone thought they were on camera and got excited for the cameras. Instead, it was a compilation of clips from previous shows of people who have gone mental on stage and in contestants row. After the video, the room got dark and the party theme of TPIR, with strobe lights flashing, as it were a rave, Rich Fields came on stage. He
"I literally spat Coke on my computer screen when I saw that new screen name." -The Bandit King

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 12:33:25 AM »
Wow, you've been in a live studio audience before? I've always wanted to watch a live taping of Legends, I wonder if you'd get to stay and watch all four shows though.

Can't wait to read more! :D

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 12:08:39 PM »
You're leavin' me hanging here, Toltendo. :P

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 09:42:43 PM »
*Split from my first long post*
(I will try to finish my long story as of now)

Next part-
The next thing, there were four people in contestant's row acting as the cheerleaders. I guessed that they wanted to be on the show. Eventually, the music died and we were all in our seats. As it got quiet, the video monitors from the sealing popped a video and everyone thought they were on camera and got excited for the cameras. Instead, it was a compilation of clips from previous shows of people who have gone mental on stage and in contestants row. After the video, the room got dark and the party theme of TPIR, with strobe lights flashing, as it were a rave, Rich Fields came on stage. He talked to us, basically gave us a few rules about the show and socialized with us. If you won the bid on stage, they wanted people to come up from the left side of the stairs. After that was over, the lights were down, the monitors had a production opening, where they show the production number, the air date, and recorded date. For example:


The applause sign flicked and everyone was ready to scream and shout for the cameras. I was really surprised that they didn't have the intro music on. I guess they overlap with the audience cheering for editing purposes. Rich Fields made did his announcement of calling out the contestants and we were all ready. "You are the first four contestants on the Price is Right!". "And here's your host, Drew Carey!!!" We all went wild when he came out of the doors and I was surprised that he was wearing a different frame of glasses. What he wore looked more skinner and more bold. So the first bidding went and came and I believe they played "Push Over" for a trailer that was worth over $12,000.
"I literally spat Coke on my computer screen when I saw that new screen name." -The Bandit King

Sorry, but I'm caught in a bad romance. Could you pick up the telephone and just dance? The paparazzi are here to video phone us. -Toltendo





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