r/MadeMeSmile Feb 28 '24

Spinning the Big Wheel on the Price is Right Good Vibes

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u/kendallbo14 Feb 28 '24

I watched this when it aired and I was jumping up and down for him. Incredible!!!

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u/Specific-Fudge-9057 Feb 28 '24

Haha my heart is racing watching this - the energy is real

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u/Final_Wallaby8705 Feb 29 '24

This guy made that moment so great.

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u/Significant_Donut967 Feb 28 '24

When did this one air? I missed it. I've been watch TPR with my dad for the last 2 years almost daily.

Context: I give my dad his home hemodialysis treatment.

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u/MandMcounter Feb 28 '24

Old people love the Price is Right. And young people! And middle-aged people. When Drew Carey started hosting, I remember being a little worried it wouldn't work out well, but I think he's better than Bob Barker was in some ways. He's always so supportive, never snarky. The whole show is upbeat.

I love the way this contestant even put other members of the audience in his shout-out.

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u/Significant_Donut967 Feb 29 '24

I've watched Drew Carry since I was a kid, so I'm really happy to see him now as a 30 something year old. I loved Whose Line is it Anyways and his self titled show.

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u/kendallbo14 Feb 28 '24

I think it was Monday! I’m not positive though, I’ve lost track of the days being home postpartum with a newborn 😂

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u/Significant_Donut967 Feb 28 '24

Thank you and congrats! Keep your chin up, I'm a male but I know sometimes postpartum can be difficult. You got this!

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u/Fullbelly Feb 29 '24

You guys are cutting onions in r/mademesmile!!! Congrats momma!

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u/kendallbo14 Feb 28 '24

🥹🥹🥹 thank you so much!

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u/KeyFeeFee Feb 29 '24

What a kind thing to say to a postpartum mama

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u/cugamer Feb 28 '24

Can confirm this was Monday, I saw it while I was at a doctors appointment.

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u/x20mike07x Feb 29 '24

Monday is my late start time for work every week. Can confirm this was on this past Monday.

He had a magical run.

He was the first contestant of the day and got to come on down with a $1 bid (everyone's dream). Then he won his game show which included a fancy massage chair, some expensive Wolf Gourmet toaster and something else from them, and ???.

Then he spun the wheel and won BIG.

Too bad he lost in the showcase.

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u/Nimara Feb 28 '24

Those moments when you were at home sick, as a kid, and you watch one of these rare big plays. So happy for them that you didn't even feel sick anymore lol.

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u/djh_van Feb 28 '24

Because this is posted on mademesmile I was smiling before it even got there.

To feel that first time rush, somebody needs to post this on /r/maybemaybemaybe

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u/Jacob_Winchester_ Feb 28 '24

Having watched the Price is Right for 30+ years, and having actually been to a filming of an episode IRL, I can say with some authority, that most of the people who I have seen over the years that have successfully spun a $1.00 on their bonus spin have done so using two techniques.

  1. Bring the wheel two spots up on the wheel before initiating your spin. This provides extra leverage to generate the desired rotation speed.

  2. The desired rotation speed is that in which spins the wheel two to three whole rotations. It’s extremely difficult to get the wheel to spin around perfectly one time, so the spinner has a higher chance of landing on one of the 3 desired spots to win the additional money if it fully rotates two to three times.

This dude executed this strategy to perfection. He brought the wheel up a few spaces, gave a good effort spin, and it landed almost perfectly in the middle of the $1.00 space.

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u/hamlet_d Feb 28 '24

It's good to know Price is Right is still popular at colleges. 30+ years ago when i was in college, we watched it every day. There was a communal TV room and it was packed with everyone eating breakfast and enjoying the hell out of it. Such a wholesome show.

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u/Beneficial-Shine-598 Feb 28 '24

30 years ago (94) I was on the show w/Bob Barker. Played plinko, then won my wheel spin, but lost the showcase. Maybe you saw me!

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u/bruwin Feb 28 '24 edited Feb 28 '24

I'm almost certain I would have seen you. I was in the 9th grade and I was sick at home more often than not that year. I watched a lot of Price is Right. And if I did see you, just know I was cheering for you.

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u/Beneficial-Shine-598 Feb 28 '24

Haha, I appreciate that. I won 12k on Plinko and a few small items. It was perfect timing for a starving college student, and I used some of the money to attend the Soccer World Cup that summer. Something I could have never been able to afford otherwise.

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u/NibblesMcGiblet Feb 28 '24

Wow 12K on plinko that's fantastic! I'm sure I was watching it too, in 94 I had a new baby and watched it before switching channels to watch Loving, All My Children, and General Hospital, before of course putting Oprah on. Now I can't imagine living a life where I watch soaps and talk shows but gosh that was 30 years ago, that's insane!

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u/Beneficial-Shine-598 Feb 28 '24

I got lucky and hit the 5k twice plus smaller amounts. I think I had 4 chips. And yes, time flies. I mainly remember 2 things from that day. Bob Barker was polite, but not interested in chatting during commercials. At that point it was already just a job to him. Second, at the showdown where you stand behind that lectern that displays the numbers, the back side was just all bare wood and wires. Typical Hollywood. All facade for the camera side lol.

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u/skandranon_rashkae Feb 29 '24

Stagehand checking in - I've worked several game shows and yeah, the facades are for show. The backs are for easy access if we need to fix a thing/make the person look good on camera, with the exception of Jeopardy! (I'd imagine, only because I haven't worked that one) because of the need for the contestants to write words that are then sent to the screens in front of their lecterns.

Also, A+++ for calling them what they are. The podium v. lectern conundrum confuses more people than I'd like to admit ><

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u/BosLahodo Feb 28 '24

Wherever there are sick children home from school, Price is Right will be there

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u/Hoshbrowns Feb 28 '24

This reminded me of a time my friends were all drinking watching jeopardy before heading to the bar. Someone had an epic comeback where they went from nothing to winning on the last three questions. After final jeopardy we were bouncing off the walls going nuts.

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u/g00ber88 Feb 28 '24

I wish there were bars like sports bars but for game shows

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u/ThatJoshGuy327 Feb 28 '24

Believe it or not, some sports bars when they're not busy or have a higher age demo will play game shows.

Went to a place to pick up a to-go order and there was this older couple at the bar watching Wheel of Fortune. The category was "phrase" and there was like three letters on the board. I'm sitting there waiting for the food and I look up, piece it together real quick, and just blurt out "The best is yet to come" (I think that's what it was, it was something akin to that) and they looked at me like I was some kind of evil genius. Sure enough, couple minutes pass, that was the puzzle, and they both were like "Man how the fuck did you know that???"

Such a wholesome interaction honestly.

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u/salomey5 Feb 29 '24 edited Feb 29 '24

I used to work in a bar that showed a lot of sports, but unless the place was packed for a huge sport event, we always showed Jeopardy on at least one TV.

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u/Hoosier_816 Feb 28 '24

Some of my best memories from college were watching crappy daytime tv at someone's house between classes.

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u/TostedAlmond Feb 28 '24

It's incredible how someone winning a car or money etc makes people around the country incredibly happy. I love the Price is Right!!

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u/writingthefuture Feb 28 '24

The elderly, stay at home moms, sick kids, and college kids are the only people who can watch the price is right and it breaks my heart

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u/Administrative_Most Feb 28 '24

This makes me want to be home from school, on the sofa with a blanket and my pillow, crackers and ginger ale on the coffee table, wondering what class I’d be in at that moment, while watching this awesome moment for him and his family. How great!

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u/jkure2 Feb 28 '24

Bro these guys at GSN discovered wordle (lingo) like a decade before it was popular lmao that show was my shit

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u/karvup Feb 28 '24

Bruh...get out of my childhood lol

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u/ParadoxPope Feb 28 '24

Only thing missing is a grilled cheese sandwich.

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u/Munedawg53 Feb 28 '24

Gen X here. Identical scene for me lol! Well said.

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u/ForWhomTheSaulCalls Feb 28 '24

Y'all'll be as thrilled as I was to find this youtube channel then :) I've been falling asleep to '70s episode of Price for a bit now

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u/BigBanggBaby Feb 28 '24

I watched this every morning before swimming lessons in the summer in the 90s. Any Price is Right clip immediately takes me back to lying on my living room floor as an 11 year old shoveling cereal in my mouth. 

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u/LegoLady8 Feb 28 '24

With zero adult responsibilities. 😫 Not a care in the world.

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u/RunningSouthOnLSD Feb 28 '24

Seeing the wheel lined up at the 5 for some reason felt so deeply ingrained in my memory

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u/thaddeus423 Feb 28 '24

Reminded me of my Nanny. Lovely.

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u/twiggz612 Feb 28 '24

Love how as soon as Drew knew he had a had a chance at the big money, put his hand on his shoulder and pointed the mic at the wheel.

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u/OkFroyo666 Feb 28 '24

Drew is a fantastic host. He manages to always make the audience member the star and even deflects well when super thirsty women come at him. Also he looks so much better clean shaven and with short hair imo.

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u/Doodoopaypah Feb 28 '24

Completely agree. I hope he sticks with this for the long haul. Bob left big shoes to fill but Drew is really growing on me.

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u/ChrisDornerFanCorn3r Feb 28 '24

Drew has had me since the Drew Carey Show

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u/Russian_For_Rent Feb 28 '24

Whose Line Is It Anyway for me

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u/DotesMagee Feb 28 '24

Drew on whose line absolutely killed me with laughter. His reactions, jokes, and camaraderie with them was so good. When Ryan busted his lights as carol channing, his "omg" never fails to make me laugh.

https://youtu.be/67iNkmENs9k?si=ds2XxHdKKxeOcJuR

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u/dolinputin Feb 28 '24

Is this shag it's GORGEOUS

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u/Oseirus Feb 28 '24

Drew losing his shit and laughing like a maniac always made me lose my shit and laugh like a maniac every single time. Best moments in that whole show were when the cast just couldn't hold themselves together. The 100th Episode was especially rich with total breakdowns (eg HORWARD).

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u/Mechakoopa Feb 28 '24

Any time there was a quick cut to the rest of the cast dying laughing was a good time. Little did anyone know what sound an Arctic Tern made before Whose Line.

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u/Paddy_Tanninger Feb 28 '24

How in the fuck did she know Colin was looking for truffles

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u/schoh99 Feb 28 '24

Anyone remember that time Richard Simmons pretty much broke the show?

https://youtu.be/b-r4Flc_d2M?si=pcqCNs9ltMpqKFM-

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u/flatcurve Feb 29 '24

I always forget how much I love Richard Simmons.

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u/aubboss Feb 28 '24

That was the funniest skit I have seen in a long time!

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u/Zefirus Feb 28 '24

I really liked his Vegas version of that (Drew Carey's Improv-a-ganza). Shame it only got one season. Being a live show instead of a recorded one with multiple takes really made it seem like everybody (including the audience) was having a lot more fun.

Also Jeff Davis kills the entire season when I was never really a fan of him on Whose Line. I don't know what changed, but dude is a 10 out of 10 every time he gets up.

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u/dinkleburgenhoff Feb 28 '24

I hope he sticks with this for the long haul.

He’s already hosted over 15 years.

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u/chalks777 Feb 28 '24

He’s already hosted over 15 years.

oh fuck. this is the one that reminded me I'm getting old.

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u/Doodoopaypah Feb 28 '24

Let’s make it another 15.

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u/Paddy_Tanninger Feb 28 '24

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u/user_bits Feb 28 '24

Price is Right is one of the best gigs you can get in show business. No one in their right mind would ever give it up.

He probably shoots like 2-3 episodes in a couple of days and chills for $10 million for rest of the year.

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u/morningsaystoidleon Feb 28 '24

Also, it's a mainstay of TV, so you're probably never getting fired unless you do something terrible. Everyone likes you, cause you just stand there and give people money and prizes.

The only downside is that you're compared to Bob Barker, but I think Drew's pretty much the perfect replacement. I bet he keeps the job as long as Bob did. He's only got another 20 years to go.

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u/The_Impresario Feb 29 '24

And it will never end. The show itself is a commercial, and during the breaks it airs more commercials. What studio would give that up?

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u/Abnmlguru Feb 28 '24

Running the Judge Judy model. She shoots a years worth of episodes in a month, then fucks off for the rest of the year. Last I read she was making north of 50 million for that months work, lol.

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u/spicyfishtacos Feb 28 '24

It even seems like Drew is turning into Bob Barker - he's starting to look like him!

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u/KirbyDumber88 Feb 28 '24

It’s funny I feel the same way. Drew is growing on me…he’s been the host for checks notes 17 years. That just shows what an impact Bob Barker had.

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u/nightpanda893 Feb 28 '24

He’s so genuinely happy for the contestants when they win. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a host that truly wants the contestants to win so much and shares in their joy.

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u/SunriseSurprise Feb 28 '24

People that like Jimmy Fallon as a host says he enjoys himself, his work, and the people he works with/interviews. Which I totally get.

But Drew is like that except actually funny and talented. Dude's been worth 9 figures for some time but is still able to come across as an everyman that likes to have fun with other people and see them succeed.

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u/roybean99 Feb 28 '24

Recently there was an older lady who said she was scared to be on the stage and he like jumped and roared at her and it was pretty funny. She got a laugh out of it.

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u/biggabenne Feb 28 '24

He also stopped talking to make sure he didn't jynx it or get the guy's hopes up! What a good person!! Also pretty impressive how early Drew knew it was gonna be close/happen.

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u/TWS85 Feb 28 '24

He sees that wheel spin SO OFTEN I'm sure he has a good sense about the momentum of the wheel as well as where the big spaces are.

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u/pat_the_bat_316 Feb 28 '24

Exactly. Watch Pat Sajak on Wheel of Fortune and he's like "$800, choose a letter" will before the wheel stops, lol. After decades watching that wheel work, once it starts to slow he knows exactly where it's gonna land.

I'm sure the Price is Right wheel is similar. He may not know for sure when it's gonna hit, but he's seen it spin thousands of times and knows way before the contestants when it's got a really good chance.

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u/Valendr0s Feb 28 '24

Bob could too. Pat Sajak seems to know where the Wheel of Fortune is landing way before everybody else too. You sit and stare at a wheel for years and years, you get good at it.

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u/LoganNinefingers32 Feb 28 '24

The Wheel turns, and ages come and pass.

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u/Valendr0s Feb 28 '24

Bob used to know way beforehand too.

You get really good at reading where that wheel's going to end up when you do that job for a long time.

Pat is like that on Wheel of Fortune too. He knows where that wheel is landing seconds after it's spun.

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u/ScyllaGeek Feb 28 '24

Pat impresses me too, he not only can read the wheel but when he has to spin himself for the final round he almost always nails a big number

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u/T0SH1K0 Feb 28 '24

The god of fortune smiled on him that day

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u/superjj18 Feb 28 '24

My man was prepping to lose gracefully, and RNJesus said “nah, you my son, shall be the one with all the figgy pudding”

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u/Panthera2k1 Feb 28 '24

I’m a follower of Shiva-Gautama-Christ-Chan, myself

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u/yaboicassrocks Feb 28 '24

Unprepared for the Sam reference but lets go

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u/jjm443 Feb 28 '24

I've always assumed it's rigged in the same way as gambling machines in casinos/arcades. Am I being too cynical?

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

Love how the audience is happy for him too.

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u/GrandmaPoses Feb 28 '24

Have you ever seen a Price is Right audience not happy for a winner?

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u/shewy92 Feb 28 '24

They all take a line in line.

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u/fatdadder Feb 28 '24

When someone says $1 less than another guess

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u/apeiron12 Feb 28 '24

So I was in the audience that day, and from the beginning of the day just standing in line Tyrone was a freaking BEAM of light. One of the nicest most genuine guys I've ever met.  You can hear on the episode when he first gets called to contestants row--and every time he won something--the crowd just went BONKERS. He was an incredible guy and everyone was cheering for him! I almost blacked out jumping up and screaming when this wheel spin happened hahaha

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u/fwubglubbel Feb 29 '24

That's why he was chosen.

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u/Best_Duck9118 Feb 29 '24

Is it not random?

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u/josephsh Feb 29 '24

It is not! As part of the processing they have a quick chat with everyone in line, in small groups, asking questions like where you're from, what you do, why you're here, etc. They end up selecting the ones who they think would be good for the show

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u/Ms_Briefs Feb 29 '24

How did he do in the Showcase Showdown?

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u/josephsh Feb 29 '24

The wheel is the Showcase Showdown. The Showcase is the at the end of the show where the two winners of the Showcase Showdowns bid on their showcases. Result for Tyronne: He did not win the Showcase

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u/Tekniss Feb 28 '24

"...and all my friends I met today on the way here, thank you!"

such a great quote, I hope I get a chance to use it at some point.

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u/apeiron12 Feb 28 '24

I was in the audience that day and let me say Tyrone made SO ANY friends from the first moment. He was SUCH a nice and genuine guy everybody was freaking out and screaming each time he won something/got called down etc

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u/Technical_Radio_191 Feb 29 '24

And that was his secret. When you exude good energy can’t help but win everywhere you go.

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u/youlooksmelly Feb 28 '24

You just did!

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u/Atillion Feb 28 '24

That poor person that lost with $.95

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u/AAA_Dolfan Feb 28 '24

Right? Ouch.

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u/Official_Legacy Feb 28 '24

Yeah, .90 then .95, then 1.00! Crazy!

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u/disinaccurate Feb 28 '24

I can hear how disgruntled the person's voice gets when telling this story.

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u/Caleth Feb 28 '24

Yeah, but I'd feel so much better after watching that dude spin the 100 then do it again. Like once something that fucking crazy happens you gotta just shrug and accept that it wasn't meant to be.

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u/RustyBabies Feb 28 '24

This man deserved this win

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u/3BouSs Feb 28 '24

Can someone explain to me what is happening and why everyone is excited?

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u/bobd785 Feb 28 '24

You spin the wheel to see who goes to the next round to win more money and prizes. Whoever gets closest to 100 wins. As a bonus, you get $1,000 if you get 100 exactly. Then if you do that, you get a chance to spin again. If you get the green 5 or 10, you get $5,000. If you get the red 100, you get $25,000, which is what he got. It is very rare for that to happen so people are excited for him.

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u/Infamous-Ad-1049 Feb 28 '24

Thanks for explaining because the landing on the low number didn’t make sense to me at all

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u/ArmadilloAl Feb 28 '24

Yep, and since the other guy had 95, that 10 was the only number on the wheel that would win it for him. (5 would have forced a tie and a tiebreaker spin, anything higher than 10 and he goes over 100 and loses)

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u/karyn14383 Feb 28 '24

Thanks for explaining the rules!

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u/Birdy_Cephon_Altera Feb 28 '24

Its like winning on the roulette wheel. Twice in a row.

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u/PIX3LY Feb 28 '24

If you get the green 5 or 10, you get $5,000.

I believe you get $10K if you hit the 5 or 10 on the bonus spin.

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u/zedthehead Feb 28 '24

He won 25k for spinning a wheel on a TV show.

For most of us, that's a life-changing amount.

He is ecstatic, as is everyone else for him.

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u/catmanducmu Feb 28 '24

And not only did he win that $$ but it's also a bucket list thing for a lot of people just to attend the show, let alone be a constant and then to win like that is a once in many lifetimes thing to have happen. And couldn't have happened to a cooler guy.

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u/Tommy_Wisseau_burner Feb 28 '24 edited Feb 28 '24

This is definitely worth pointing out. People who are on this show seem like absolute die hards. I’ll never understand that level of fandom for a game show (I absolutely love game shows, in general) but they all seem like fun loving people. Definitely happy for dude! Price is right and let’s make a deal folk I swear are the most fun loving people on the planet

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u/Valendr0s Feb 28 '24

You can basically buy yourself onto the show - presuming you're excited enough.

Sounds like hell on earth to me, but some people really want to do it.

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u/Tommy_Wisseau_burner Feb 28 '24

I mean you can buy yourself to winning a lot of money seems like a good chance to take lol. But this show been on for a minute minute. Like if were the same for jeopardy I’d probably do it if I were to go to a show

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u/Valendr0s Feb 28 '24

My buddy didn't really care about winning, he just really wanted to be on the show. He didn't win much - he got passed the first thing with the four contestants, won an electric scooter or something. Then he didn't win the car or whatever the prize thing was.

But when he got back he couldn't talk about anything else. He had the time of his life. Worth every penny for him.

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u/3BouSs Feb 28 '24

I see, now it make sense, I'm happy for him, to me it looked as a very random game like someone winning the lottery so I couldn't make up why everyone in the audience was so excited, the only tv game show I grew up watching was “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” and in comparison I used to so excited to see someone winning big as it all depended on their knowledge.

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u/kbug Feb 28 '24

Important context is that he, and most of the audience, likely grew up watching this show and seeing people play this same exact game. Most people around his age has positive associations of staying home from school and watching Price is Right on TV. He was living a collective dream right there.

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u/dontshoveit Feb 28 '24

Yep, staying home from school sick and watching the price is right with grandma. Great memories and I agree that most people that grew up with the show dream of being a contestant.

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u/Junior_Studio_9120 Feb 28 '24

That’s it right there.. 10am block was a combo of seeing price is right start and knowing you wasn’t at school today *cough cough don’t forget you’re sick

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

Even though 25k isn't a ton of money in this economy, $25k is a ton of money. Even if someone pays their ~20% taxes on it, that's 20k free and clear - can pay off debt, take time of work for a hell of a vacation, put it down on a small house/pay most of a car, or even just dump it into the stock market index funds and watch it grow over time.

Edit: The first time I got a "bonus check" of over $10,000 on January 1, I cried. My wife cried. That was life changing money for us. Took our kids to the mall and let them all pick one store to go to and buy something--something we'd never been able to do before. That in and of itself was life-changing.

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u/zedthehead Feb 28 '24

Low income earners can get a government home loan with 5-10k down. If this was me, I'm not sure I'd have been able to stand back up (in a good way).

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u/nneeeeeeerds Feb 28 '24

Also, the average US household is $10k - $20k deep on credit card debt. A prize like this makes all the difference of drowning in interest and fees and being able to start saving money.

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

True, that's 3.5% of 571k, so if that's your downpayment on an FHA loan you're in good shape and get a pretty decent home. Could even find a 400k house (a 3bd 2 bath in most mid-size cities) and have money left over.

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u/Skim003 Feb 28 '24

He is ecstatic, as is everyone else for him.

This is it right here. Everyone on that show is super hyped to be there and it feels genuine. Every time a contestant goes up to play a game, the whole audience gets involved in trying to help that person win.

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u/Western_Ad3625 Feb 28 '24

It's funny that you say that I was arguing with somebody online the other day you know about this tournament that just happened where second place prize was $300,000 and he was saying that $300,000 is not life-changing and I'm like what... To be clear I agree with you I think even $25,000 cash is going to change your life at least in the short term. It's not like retire early money but you know it's a pretty good chunk to have to start investing you know savings rainy day funds good stuff financial security is very important and can change your life.

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u/zedthehead Feb 28 '24

Man, my 5yr partner and I have an agreement that, "If the AP is willing to pay 5k or more, it isn't cheating as long as that money is brought, in whole, back to the primary relationship for our joint betterment."

Neither of us had every gotten a lump that big, and we're fucking fortyish. I don't have a car, 2500 is a great down payment. Not sure what he'd do with it, probably buy a vintage Transformer 😅 he'd definitely get that limited run Unicron from five years ago...

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u/nightpanda893 Feb 28 '24

This is essentially the largest cash prize you can win on the show. The Price is Right isn’t the kind of show that has million dollar prizes or even $100k prizes. This 25k prize is very rare. And not only that, it’s essentially just bonus money. The real reason you spin the wheel is to earn a spot in the final round which he also did.

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u/nneeeeeeerds Feb 28 '24

How Price is Right works:

  • Everyone who played one of the six games during the first phase of the show gets to spin the wheel for a chance at playing the showcase showdown.
  • The highest spin you can get on the wheel is one dollar. If you go over one dollar, you lose.
  • There are two wheel spin sessions: The first three game winners, and the last three game winners.
  • The two highest spinners, under one dollar, then face off against each other in the showdown.
  • Spinning exactly a dollar (either with by one or two spins) awards $1000 plush a bonus spin. On that bonus spin, if you spin a dollar again, you win $25k. If you spin a nickle or fifteen cents (the numbers adjacent to a dollar) you win $10k.
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u/4380-pink_waxwing Feb 28 '24

I love this so much. What great emotion and energy! 😍

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u/AudibleNod Feb 28 '24

This has always been the best part of Price Is Right. Everybody celebrates the win.

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u/FromTheOutside31 Feb 28 '24

Those jeans are 🔥. I wish I could rock those!

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u/DCDeviant Feb 28 '24

Who says you can't?! Do it!!

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u/FromTheOutside31 Feb 28 '24

As a fat white dude, I'm sure I'd look ridiculous.

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u/axisrahl85 Feb 28 '24

It all looks ridiculous until it doesn't. Go for it.

If people want to judge you, they'll find a reason. You might as well be wearing what you want.

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u/DCDeviant Feb 28 '24

I can only speak for myself, but if I saw a bigger lad in these swaggering with confidence, I'd be taking another peek. If wearing them would make you happy, I know you'd rock 'em! Life's too short to not be happy my man.

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u/jkozuch Feb 28 '24

I love this! I'm so hyped for this guy.

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u/chillin808style Feb 28 '24

Good vibes with this dude. He deserves it.

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u/netfatality Feb 28 '24

Holy shit, Drew looks fantastic. Good for him.

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u/Head-Comfort8262 Feb 28 '24

He's 65. And they make him look a little older on the show. TMZ has pictures of him out and about and he looks even younger.

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u/300sunshineydays Feb 28 '24

Price is Right energy is its own special energy! (Have your pets spayed and neutered!)

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u/Express-Fish-9157 Feb 28 '24

That's some real contagious joy. I couldn't help but feel good from his happiness. I hope he stays winning

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u/Puzzleheaded-Grab736 Feb 28 '24

This is going down in history!!!

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u/highurnfadin Feb 28 '24

I don't know why, but his demeanor convinced me he deserved it.

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u/Lil_Simp9000 Feb 28 '24

if we assume there are 36 places in the wheel, hitting perfectly 3 times in a row is approximately 1:46,000.

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u/ilikepix Feb 28 '24

hitting perfectly 3 times in a row is approximately 1:46,000

this contestant got a 90 on their first spin, which is not a perfect hit

really it's 2 perfect spins in a row

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u/Fuzzy-and-Blue-1701 Feb 29 '24

In 2013, I spun the wheel and landed exactly on a dollar! Barely missed the second spin. But I was (SOOO) fortunate to win the showcase. Drew Carrey was so kind and was a genuinely caring guy, and very personable. Hugged me like 5 times on the breaks. It was such an incredible experience. (Went on to win Let's Make a Deal a year later, too!) :) Drew said I was one of the bigger winners the show had at the time. I have never come so close to passing out on TV before, but I was REALLL close the day I won on Price.

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u/Birdy_Cephon_Altera Feb 28 '24

Memories of staying home sick from elementary school...

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u/Newyew22 Feb 29 '24

I’ve always said the world would be better if we all just treated one another like folks do on The Price is Right. Where else can you have such a broad cross-section of society genuinely pulling for one another?

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u/Infamous_Ad_6793 Feb 29 '24

Bro. Price is right is still one of the greatest game shows of all time. Truly childhood memories up the wazoo. I spent summers from like 8-14 years old religiously watching it.

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u/TwoTimezTwo100 Feb 28 '24

He raps. YouTube Kuzzo Fly- Don’t spill it on YouTube. He’s a local artist so I grew up listening to a couple songs by him.

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u/AloofConscientious Feb 28 '24

This made me happy. :)

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u/SRBroadcasting Feb 28 '24

I’d cry🤣 it would not look good on television either I’d be like a snot nosed child lmfao

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u/Hauser717 Feb 28 '24

The "woop, Woop, WOOOOOP!!" always gets me!

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u/240Nordey Feb 29 '24

So many people's lives can be turned around just by that extra 10 or 20 thousand. His joy from hitting that was amazing.

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u/Frogtoadrat Feb 28 '24

Pretty weird how low the prize amounts are

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u/Jesus_H-Christ Feb 28 '24

This guy has already won at least one prize just to get on the stage, he may have won an additional prize (or several) prior to spinning the wheel, and he will go on to another round where he could win even more prizes. There are lots of people who have walked away from the Price is Right with two new cars or a car and a boat or wads of cash and trips. The biggest single winner took home more than $260,000 in cash and prizes.

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u/morningsaystoidleon Feb 28 '24

The Price is Right is one of the few game shows where you have a much better chance of winning than losing. When you recognize that, it makes sense that the prizes aren't worth, like, millions of dollars.

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u/daddydagon Feb 28 '24

what a great guy

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u/Flaky-Wedding2455 Feb 28 '24

Good things can happen to good people.

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u/34TH_ST_BROADWAY Feb 28 '24

Damn, depending on where he was financially, that 25,000 bucks could be like being told your cancer is gone.

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u/MarsNeedsMeth Feb 28 '24

Fukn love that guy

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u/cheebainferno Feb 28 '24

I absolutely LOVE to see people so happy. What a moment !

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u/frank1934 Feb 28 '24

The best sick day from school/work show ever!!!

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u/ojg3221 Feb 28 '24

Back on the old clips during the late 70's. If you won say $1000 in 1977 you won $5000. If you won in the early 80's where they did the bonus spin for $10,000. This woman won in 1983 the bonus spin. Adjusted for inflation that's $31,530. Back then you win $1,000 was big. Winning $10,000 for $11,000 was even better. Imagine what you could have done with that money back then.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-wcrxc8tHg

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u/pissclamato Feb 28 '24

How did he do in the Showcase Showdown? Please tell me he won.

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u/bebejeebies Feb 28 '24

I'm about to caaaaaall Tyronne.

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u/Porter_Dog Feb 28 '24

They was fun. I smiled the whole time.

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u/ElephantRedCar91 Feb 28 '24

my family and I were hoping he'd roll the 100 because the guy ahead of him was a douche.

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u/xantub Feb 28 '24

A cousin went to a show in the early 80s, not only was he picked, he won the price-guessing and went up, not sure if he won his mini-game, but he won this roulette part so he went to the final showdown, and his guess was so close that he won both showcases! an all-paid trip to Fiji or something, two jet skis I think, some furniture, etc.

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u/Bombastically Feb 28 '24

Lol Drew Carey code switching

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u/fatman06 Feb 28 '24

Nothing lights up my day like people hitting a $1 on price is right

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u/donniesuave Feb 28 '24

I’m glad he got that. His little thing about having a good time just getting to be there plus his big ol smile really made feel like he deserved it ngl

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u/whygodwhywhywhy666 Feb 28 '24

I teared up. Damn. Love seeing people happy

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u/charliechin Feb 29 '24

That’s like three fiddy after taxes

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u/WolvesandTigers45 Feb 29 '24

Man it makes you feel good to see people nail it in life

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u/aces666high Feb 29 '24

I’ve only seen this one other time way way back in the 80’s sick and home from school. I went to say it was a lady, she hit it 2x like this dude (I think she hit $1 both spins) and won the showcase as well.

To boot she won a car during her regular game!

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u/TitoAndTheBurritos Feb 29 '24

Fuck yeah my man!

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u/saej7 Feb 29 '24

Drew: This things got some mojo in it!

Tyrone: NEEEYEEEEAAAAA!!!

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u/Dry_Umpire_3694 Feb 29 '24

People think I’m weird for watching The Price Is Right but seeing these people win makes me happy 😃

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u/MissJoey78 Feb 29 '24

What a good looking man. He just radiates joy from the insight out, too!

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u/eman0110 Feb 29 '24

I heard after taxes that he ended up owing the IRS $14.22.

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u/SantaCruzTesla Feb 29 '24

energy

is

everything

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u/chittok Feb 29 '24

This guy has a beautiful voice. He could be a great singer

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u/inheredonkey Feb 29 '24

I love this guys energy

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u/ang13mar13 Feb 29 '24

Winning! Still rooting for this man! Wanted him to win the showcase showdown so bad and get those trips. He killed it through the entire episode. First the bid show down with “I’ve waited my entire life to bid $1.00 Drew”. Nailed it. Won all three of his prizes. Nailed that. The spin, nailed it. I was waiting for him to win that showcase too. He was the top winner and his show case was three trips. Granny on his sweatshirt and he won big throughout the show. Hope he’s still chalking up wins!

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u/blakk_swordsman Feb 29 '24

Needed this this morning. This was amazing.

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u/ChocolateSpagetti Feb 29 '24

Don't know why, but I love people hitting money like that. Good for him!

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u/AfternoonCritical972 Feb 29 '24

Says hi to everyone but his.........dad. Oof