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February 20, 2006

Blogs For Bob: My Experience at "The Price is Right"

Last week my new wife and I flew to Los Angeles on short notice. She had a business meeting on Valentine's Day and asked me to go with her so we wouldn't have to spend our first Valentine's Day together 2500 miles apart.

I had the option of cooping myself up in the hotel room and working or heading on down to CBS Television City and waiting in line for 8 hours to get into the studio audience of The Price is Right, a game show I have watched off-and-on since I was a 4-year old in Wood, South Dakota. Despite the fact the Beverly Hilton promised me free and fast WiFi, a mini-fridge, a 42-inch plasma TV with HBO and a very comfy bed with a Simply Sleep mattress I chose to get up at 5:00 AM and drive the deserted streets of Beverly Hills and wait in line with 150+ other people to get a line ticket.

At 6:00 AM, they started handing out line tickets which only gets you into the studio lot and the audience waiting area; a covered-bench area with highly-uncomfortable steel benches. You are instructed to come back to the studio at 8:00 AM. Most people wandered off to find breakfast. The waiting begins.

At 8:00 AM, they let the line-tickets holders in and if you have a ticket the pages write your audience member number in big letters on it. My number was #126. Tickets can be requested before the show via mail or online. I got lucky and was able to get one of the last online tickets on February 6. Their online system emails you a confirmation, which you process and then you simply print your ticket and take it with you. Very simple. After you are numbered, they ask you to come back at 10:00 AM. More waiting.

At 10:00 AM everyone is asked to line up on the uncomfortable, covered benches by number. The benches have number ranges printed on them, and it takes a full half hour for this wide cross-section of Middle America to get in line. Only after people realize that you can't really line-cut do they start moving to let others in who have numbers lower than theirs.

Once this is done everyone trades their line-ticket for a green studio audience ticket. You write in your full, legal name and Social Security Number on one half and the other half has your ticket number in large print. The CBS pages then collect these tickets and 2-3 other pages start the process of writing name tags for 300+ people. This takes several hours. The page (whose name was Mike) couldn't fit "Cameron" on the name tag on the first try so he had to use a marker with a skinnier tip on the second try. The result is I have a spare TPIR nametag with "Camer" on it.

By 1:00 PM, they start processing the first 100 studio audience members. The first 80 are asked to walk around the corner to a quieter area, where a very brief screening is done. This is done by taking 8-10 people at a time, lining them up against a railing and a cheerful guy in a goatee starts asking the same questions over and over again. "What is your name?" "Where are you from?" and "What do you do?" Audience members, all of who have been standing in line and waiting around for at least 6 hours (some for 12 hours!) are expected to remain happy and animated when answering these questions. Most people answered quickly and the screener went on to the next person I line. I was the last one in my group of 10 and answered "I'm Cameron and I'm from NYC. I'm a blogger and a consultant." The screener asked "A what?" I repeated myself and he said, "A blogger? Well, enjoy the blogs!" which made no sense to me at all. It's important to mention that I was also wearing my old navy blue Blogger t-shirt with the big letter B in an orange square.

After you are screened, you are asked to sit in another set of benches until about 2:15 PM. The audience is then led into the studio and seated. You do not get to pick your seat, but rather they fill up the rows from the front to back with the center section filling first. I ended up about three quarters of the way back in the right-center section, nowhere near an aisle. My plans for quickly running down to Contestant's Row were foiled!

The first thing you notice about the studio is that is very small; far smaller than it looks on TV. You also notice the stage which is a gleaming white. On TV, it is white but you don't realize it. The second thing you notice is that it's FREEZING in the studio, probably about 60 degrees. I have pretty good blood circulation and can tolerate cold offices and apartments pretty well, but even I thought it was freezing in the studio. I felt bad for all those Middle Americans who showed up in shorts and t-shirts.

Once the audience is seated, the announcer Rich Fields warms up the audience, tells a few jokes and has us practice screaming and yelling when Bob Barker comes on stage. They also go over a few things. They realize that the audience makes so much noise that people cannot hear their names being called so they instruct people to look at one of the assistant producers up on stage who will be holding cards with a contestant's name on it. They also test the sound system and wow is it loud. I realize this is partly to accompany the sheer decibel levels of 300+ screaming audience members. They also reiterate some of the rules they announced while waiting outside: no gum whatsoever. Most people do not realize how awful they look while chewing gum and the last thing the producers want is for some schmuck to spit their gum out on national TV or get it in Bob Barker's hair or whatever. They also mention again that if you are a contestant and are caught with a price-list of any kind, you will forfeit any prizes you have won. This includes price-lists on family members or members of a group you are with. It never occurred to me that someone might try to cheat on this show, but the fact that they have this rule means that someone must have tried at some point in the past.

After 10 minutes or so of warm-up, including the announcer picking 6 people out of the audience to dance on stage, the show is about to start. Rich Fields announces the names of four people and the audience looks around to see who the lucky people are. Once they are down at Contestant's Row, Rich announces Bob Barker and he comes out onto stage. He's looking old. It's amazing he's even doing the show anymore. Part of me respects the man for his commitment but another part wonders if he's going to kick the bucket in the next couple of years.

As soon as Bob is on stage, the show starts almost immediately. I figured that taping would take nearly two hours, because of commercial breaks and prize/game setup but I was wrong. The entire taping of the hour-long show took about 70 minutes (before commercials are added in, the show is about 42 minutes). And boy do they move fast. They really have it down to a science. The camera operators know exactly where to go and what to do at exactly the right time. During the taping, there are no less than 8-10 people on stage at one time. This includes Bob, the contestant, 2-3 camera operators, the Price is Right girls and the prizes, the guys who move the games (Plinko, Card Game, Double Prices, Flip Flop, etc.) into place, a couple of assistant producers and some other people who I couldn't identify. Watching them move around stage was eerily like a watching a ballet with big television cameras on wheel.

In hindsight, I realized that contestants are not picked at random. The screening we all go through serves a purpose: it gives the producers a chance to craft the right mix of people to be contestants. They tend to choose people who wear home-made t-shirts that reference TPIR or Bob. Brand-name logo-ed shirts are not forbidden but it drastically reduces your chances of getting chosen to be a contestant, since CBS does not like giving away free advertising. Generally, it is a good idea to wear a custom-made t-shirt, a college t-shirt or sweatshirt or something that has no logo on it. Recently, the producers have been choosing a good number of people who show up in military uniform or who wear clothing that says they are "military wives" or some other kind of military affiliation. If I were to go again, I would spend the $10 or whatever and get a "Blogs for Bob" t-shirt made. It probably would increase my odds of getting chosen.

Lastly, I truly enjoyed the experience of being in the studio audience of TPIR and am not disappointed that I did not get chosen to be a contestant. It was fascinating to go through the process and see how a TV game show is made. As a learning experience it was very interesting, but after living in NYC for six years, waiting around for 8+ hours with a bunch of people I'd rather not be around was truly a test of my patience. I'm not sure if I'd go again if I had the opportunity to be in L.A. with a day to kill.

All six of the contestants on the show I attended a taping for lost their Price is Right games, only the 71st time that has happened in 34 years. The show I was part of was #3544; it taped on February 14, 2006 and airs February 23, 2006 at 11:00 AM EST.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at February 20, 2006 04:20 PM

Do you know if it's OK to wear a home-made T-shirt with a TPIR logo? My husband and I are planning a trip in April, and I made a T-shirt, but then I wondered if it was OK to wear the logo without purchasing it. Thanks!

Also, what time do you suggest getting there in the morning?

Posted by: J Reed at March 11, 2006 12:13 AM

The price is right!It's still on?I remember watching that when i was a kid. I think it was hosted by a guy named Bob Barker. Does anyone know what ever became of him?

Posted by: Jack at March 19, 2006 02:49 PM

I thought bob had died!

Posted by: fin at March 19, 2006 02:53 PM

I am going to LA for spring break next week. My mom and I actually have tickets for TPiR. We are really excited!

Posted by: Meghan at March 19, 2006 06:17 PM

I was on the Price is Right in late 1975. This, of course, was before VCR's so I have no record of my show. Does anyone know how to get a copy of a show in the archives that long ago? By the way, I won a freezer to get up on stage, played the range game for a grandfather clock and lost. Did not win the spin to get in the showcase. I spun the wheel 4 times to get it all the way around. It was heavier than it looks!

Posted by: charlene at March 29, 2006 10:52 PM

I am going to the show on May 2nd, any suggestions? What time should i get in line???

Posted by: lisa at March 31, 2006 05:55 PM

I am going at the end of May! Wish me luck. Thanks for the info.

Posted by: Julie at April 28, 2006 07:38 PM

Cameron I was very happy to find your blog. My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to LA in Nov '06 with the hopes of getting on TPIR. My concern is that even if we have tickets there will be so many people there we still won't even get in the audience. Do you know how many tickets are actually issued versus the people who get in? Also, do you know which days are better to go? Any info will help, thanks,

Posted by: Tammy at May 3, 2006 08:55 AM

I am wondering why on every show, they have as a prize a hot tub. It is either during the show or in the showcase every day. If they show a living room, or bedroom set in the showcase, you know for sure you will see a hot tub.

I would like to see more variety of prizes than being able to know what is being given away ahead of time.

I tape the show everyday , and I love it. But that is the only problem I have with the show.

Posted by: Mary Livermore at May 9, 2006 09:41 AM

Fascinating story and very well told. Thank you.

Posted by: Tom at May 24, 2006 01:47 PM

I was wondering how soon you should get there before 6am? And does everyone have to go with, meaning, my sister and I have tickets for 4 people each,Can my sister and I just go at 6am to get line tickets(we already have our tickets for show)or do all the people with us have to come at that time?

Thanks Leslie

Posted by: Leslie Martin at May 25, 2006 08:34 AM

Hi.. We are in production of a feature documentary about people who have been on The Price Is Right. We will be conducting another round of fan interviews this summer, so please contact us if you have been on the show, or pass my email on to friends and family who have been contestants. Thanks!

Posted by: caryn at June 2, 2006 01:17 PM

Show up early, we got there before 6am
NO corporate logos on shirts!!!!
Have fun in line, show your personality...don't be bump on a log!
I think that is what made the producers pick me, remember they may be watchign you in line.
I won a car, a daybed and $1000 on the wheel. Totally a dream come true and one of the best days of my life...

Bob Barker and TPIR RULES!!
Best of luck with the documentary Caryn & Jeru
and remember...have your pets spayed or neutered!!

Posted by: Kellie Wellie at June 14, 2006 08:50 AM

I was on TPIR in 91. I won $29,106 worth of prizes. Boxing equipment to get up on stage. I bid 450.00 it was 500.00 :) In my game, "One right price", I won a grandfather clock and a solid oak dinette set. On the wheel, I got 95, and made it to the showcase, where I won an old fashioned popcorn cart, an old fashioned bath tub, and a FULL SIZE Chevy truck!

It was the best time ever. YES, show your personality. It will catch the eyes of the "pre screeners" The guy with the clip board, working the lines of those that wait.

I stood up on the benches and said, "I don't know what all you people are doing here, I'm gonna win it all!"

Next thing I knew, the clipboard guy was at my side, asking me who I was, and what made me think he'd even let me in. I said, "Oh I'll get in!" lol

The rest as they say, is history.

I still have most of the prizes, I sold the popcorn cart for $750.00 and the bathtub back to Kohler for 2250.00!

It was the best time and BOB ROCKS!

Posted by: Renea at June 19, 2006 05:34 PM

I hope Bob makes a complete recovery after his carotid surgery. My wife has been trying to get me to attend The Price is Right for a long time, and although I watch the show daily and enjoy it, it sounds like a tiring and uncomfortable adventure for people in their seventies to go through. I'll leave that for the more able-bodied, younger people who need to win some prizes. My wife finally got me to go to see the Dr. Phil show, and the studio was so overly air-conditioned that I almost froze. I admire Bob Barker's ability to do the show at his age, and wish him many more years of awarding prizes and entertaining audiences. Get well and get back soon, Bob. Have fun, and thank you for beating up Adam Sandler in Happy Gilmore! It's the only time I ever enjoyed watching Adam Sandler in a movie!

Posted by: Vic at July 18, 2006 03:47 PM

same old question: what time do we need to get in line.Our first time there. My mom and aunt (twins) will be there for their birthday. At 77, how long will they have to stand up?

Posted by: jackie at July 21, 2006 01:37 PM

My friend and I, are planning a trip to see the "The Price Is Right" the end of September 2006. I am so excited!! I've always wanted to meet Bob Barker, and see the show live. Wish us luck! We wish everybody else luck. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Posted by: Dee at August 18, 2006 07:06 PM

Hi Cameron! It is Sept. 15th,1006. Thanks for your information!! I am taking my 84 year young Mother as her birthday present. What time do you suggest getting in line? I have 3 email tickets. A friend is coming in but later than 5 am. I can't imagine my Mom waiting in line. Will I be able to get priority admission tickets for all of us? What time do you suggest I get to the line at the studio so I am certain we get in to see the show? Thank you!!!

Posted by: Cathy at September 15, 2006 09:26 PM

Hi Cameron, I know you've been asked this a thousand times but my husband and I are going to TPIR for the first time tomorrow. What time do you suggest we get there to get in line? Thanks for all the info above. It was very helpful!

Posted by: Brenda at September 25, 2006 11:57 PM

Hi Cameron, I know you've been asked this a thousand times but my husband and I are going to TPIR for the first time tomorrow. What time do you suggest we get there to get in line? Thanks for all the info above. It was very helpful!

Posted by: Brenda at September 25, 2006 11:58 PM

Your website was VERY informative! I'm planning a trip with my mom.

Bob Barker is awesome and I"m a huge fan of the show! My dream has been to at least attend a taping if not get on contestant's row :) You got there very early and I wonder if we'll need to get their even earlier since Barker is retiring in June....the lines might be crazier than when you attended. Anyway!

Thanks for your info! Awesome!

Posted by: Katie at December 27, 2006 05:08 PM

We leave tomorrow for the TPIR. It was all our daughter wanted for her 18th birthday. We are planning on sleeping on the sidewalk, although we have a hotel right across the street from CBS. She really wants to be a contestant! We have hot pink t shirts with sayings on them, so perhaps that will help. any other suggestions really fast? THANKS! AND WISH US LUCK!

Posted by: Liane at January 1, 2007 09:44 PM

Thanks so much for sharing your story. So basically I have the same question as a lot of others. We've already reserved our tickets online, so what time do we need to get to the studio in the morning? I'm going with a group from my school do you think we should wear our university shirts or make unique ones?

We're traveling all the way from Virginia during our spring break so we want to make sure we do thing right to maximize our chances of getting on stage!

Posted by: Jen at January 5, 2007 09:48 PM

I'm trying to find how I can get ahold of the January 5, 2007 Price is Right show. It can be taped on a DVD or VHS. Please let me know if someone or the show sells copies of the daily shows. Please email me. Thank you!

Posted by: Teri at January 16, 2007 12:54 PM

I was on the TPIR in april 92 how would I get a copy

Posted by: Jeff Jeffery at January 29, 2007 04:32 PM

Hi Cameron,
Thank you for yor very informative blog about TPIR. We have tickets for Feb 5th. My kids went a few weeks ago with some friends. They did not get in but they came away with a better understanding of the process and the importance of early (very early) arrival.

Do you have any suggestions for a catchy pharse for a T-Shirt? I loved yours but we are not bloggers LOL!

Oh! Here is a really important question. I use a wheelchair because I tire easily when walking or standing (I have Lupus). If I use it in line will it kill my chances of being a contestant?

Thanks for your help. We are going to the T-Shirt place today. We decided yellow as a color. Our daughter is newly engaged so we are trying to think of a catchy pharse for that. Help!!


Posted by: Teri at February 1, 2007 02:10 PM

A group of girlfriends are converging in LA for the sole purpose of going to The Price is Right. We have requested tickets for March 19th. Teri said her children did NOT get it. I'm wondering how early they got in line and other any other advice she or you have to offer. If we're going that far, we want to be sure to at least get in, although the ultimate goal is to win The Showcase and of course, see Bob!

I've enjoyed reading your blog and sent the link to fellow TPIR fanatics!

Thanks for any help you can give.


Posted by: Joni Fry at February 3, 2007 04:00 AM

Great early before 6 a.m. should we line up??? Thanks, Lindsey

Posted by: Lindsey at February 4, 2007 02:38 PM

went to the price is right on Tuesday what a blast I got in line at 6 pm me and my girlfriend were 10th and 11th in line It was a blast the 12 hours in line went by in a flash made great friend but i lost the email list we passed around dang …if any of you read this email me…
the show taping went by in what seemed like a second.
Bob was great.
I loved my stay.
the Guest house motel was around the corner the only room available was a smoking room and was awful we didn’t want to be in it at all witch made standing in line all night an option to my girlfriend the next night we got a no smoking room and it was very comfortable.
the bagel shop across the street was pretty awful but an interesting experience though the bagels were ok I got one bagel two cups of coffee an apple strudel that turned out to be few days old and a cinnamon twist even older I think came to over $17 the next day I went to the bagel shop around the corner on Beverly street and got two great bagels and two cups of coffee for just over $5 we got two nice chairs to sit in at a thrift store just down Fairfax street for $7 I don’t know what happened to them I thing CBS cleans up all the garbage left by the line instantly..
We went to universal studios on metro was easy and cheap but we used the internet to figure it out we would not have been able to do by reading the signs.
Defiantly eat at the Farmers market huge choice of food and very affordable and clean too I might add.

Posted by: ken lamb at February 6, 2007 09:06 PM

I met some great people while waiting in line from 6 pm to 6 am but lost the email list anyone who has that list contact me it was the January 30th show to air on march 1st

Posted by: ken lamb at February 9, 2007 11:35 PM

What time do people recommend getting in line in the morning? When you say 6pm, does that mean you slept outside the night before...???

Posted by: Lance at February 15, 2007 03:27 PM

I am also wondering like others as to what time you recommend getting there in the morning? We have a group of 10 going on feb 27th

Posted by: Brittanie at February 15, 2007 04:08 PM

yes we stayed in line all evening and night.
the people i was in line with got in line at 6 pm becaus thats when the line started forming and the day befor the didn't get into the show.
take pillows blankets chairs get some cardboard from the dumpster behind the vitaman shop accross the street there is a Kmart down the srtreet some people got some cheep full bodied folding chairs to sleep on what ever you do don't fly all the way to LA and blow it by not getting in line early enough to get to go on the show 6 pm is rediculious but it beats not getting in

Posted by: ken lamb at February 18, 2007 12:53 AM

I just got back home (Washington DC). Had the trip planned for several months (my birthday trip! Left the 1-year old with my husband!) and did not know to get in line early. We went there a little before 6 am and there is no chance we could have gotten in. People had been waiting since 8 pm the night before. I think you need to get there by 4 am at the latest in order to be pretty sure you get a seat. I think this is new and primarily since this is Bob's last year. We might plan to try to go out again, good luck to everyone else trying.

Posted by: elle cue at February 28, 2007 01:35 PM

We are going to LA from GEORGIA just for TPIR! We have sent in for our tickets because they are not available online yet - I need t-shirt ideas!! Any suggestions??? We have requested tickets for April 2, 3, & 4th. The way it sounds I might have to pull an all nighter just to get in the audience which seems crazy!!! Any information or suggestions on things we need to hit up while we are in LA would be greatly appreciated. What do we do if we have elderly people with us that can not with stand the wait but have a strong desire to be there? Can one person wait in line and the others meet me on the morning of the show or would that make a lot of people mad???

Posted by: Jamie Aman at February 28, 2007 03:21 PM

We went to TPIR two years ago. We are going again in May (not by my choice, it is very boring!) We got in line at 3am and were 80th and 81st in line. It is important to note that you stand in line all day. If you are elderly, you should bring a chair to sit on in the early morning hours. Having your friend in line and then joining them in the morning is discouraged. After all, these people are all waiting in line. If you want to get in, you wait in line. Its only fair. We waited in line all day and right before they let you in, they let in bus loads of people. So, depending on how many people are on the buses determines how many people get in that have been waiting all day. For us, there were about 50 people that waited all day and didn't get in because of the number of people on buses. I did enjoy it. But found the waiting was not really worth it. If you go, enjoy!

Posted by: Shana at March 1, 2007 09:58 PM

My 3 friends and I from Azusa Pacific University will be attending the March 7th taping (2:30) and was wondering if anyone else was going that day as well.
Also, since it is a 2:30 showing- we were wondering if we still had to be there by 8?

Posted by: Jayne at March 2, 2007 09:13 PM

how can i get a copy of the price is right that i was on which aired november 30 1984?

Posted by: chrissy at March 2, 2007 11:15 PM

does anyone know how i can get a copy of the price is right which aired november 30 1984 please e-mail me at thanks

Posted by: chrissy at March 2, 2007 11:18 PM

How early do you recommend that we get there? We are going on March 22, 2007.

Posted by: Cindy at March 6, 2007 02:50 PM

I'm surprising my boyfriend with tickets to the show. On days when there is a 1:15 show, and a 4:30 show, does anyone know when I should line up for the 4:30 show? I hear everyone talking about waiting in line at 3AM and 6PM the night before...but has anyone attended the late afternoon taping? I don't want to stand in line for the wrong tickets. :-) Thanks!

Posted by: JForman at March 6, 2007 05:32 PM

JForman -- I believe you would still want to line up with the first crowd overnight. For those people who don't get into the studio for the first round, the same people have a shot of getting in for round two (only on Mondays do they tape two shows.) Good luck to everyone!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Derek 85 at March 8, 2007 12:04 AM

JForman -- I believe you would still want to line up with the first crowd overnight. For those people who don't get into the studio for the first round, the same people have a shot of getting in for round two (only on Mondays do they tape two shows.) Good luck to everyone!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Derek 85 at March 8, 2007 12:05 AM

A group of 24 students from my university woke up at 4:30 in the morning and got to the studio around 6:30, only to find out it was too late. It was for a 2:30 wednesday taping and it was full. So get there before 6 am!!! otherwise there is no way you can get in.

Posted by: Jayne at March 8, 2007 06:22 PM

Jamie Aman, we are from ga and are also going to LA just for tpir. We are trying to get in a taping for either show on the 2nd or the one on the 3rd. Maybe we will see you there!!!

Posted by: tabitha at March 8, 2007 11:59 PM

Hey y'all, myself and 4 others are headed down for the march 29th taping. Anybody else gonna be there. I'm traveling 2000 miles from Northern Manitoba (that's in Canada), so u better believe I'm making my bed on that sidewalk. Also going to the staples center after to watch the Vancouver Canucks beat down the LA Queens. Anybody sharing the same itinerary? Any other Canadians there for that show?
Thanks for ur info "Camer". haha

Posted by: dug at March 9, 2007 10:34 PM

Hey I'M going with three of my SOUTHERN Manitoba friends! We'll BE ON the March 26th show!! Our plane leaves for home on the 29th otherwise I'd be going to that Canuck game with you!!!!!!! (Should have checked that out before we booked our flight) Have a blast, I know we will!!

Posted by: Donna at March 10, 2007 12:28 AM

Hey I'm going to be flying out to see the price is right taping on the 27th of march. We are flying from Tulsa, OK. Now that Bob is retiring has anybody been within the last few weeks to tell me what time they had to get in line? I'm guessing about midnight or 1:00am. My email is if anybody can help me out I'd greatly appreciate it. Oh and how was the weather there overnight for those who have been recently? I've never been to that part of the country to know what to wear (coat, sweater, etc.).

Posted by: Julie at March 12, 2007 08:27 PM

I am in need of april 2 3 0r 4 price is right tickets.Please email me as I will pay you thank you


Posted by: lori at March 16, 2007 07:57 PM

Hey every one. I just attentened the March 5th 1:15 taping. I am from Canada and thought if I went at 5am everything would be fine. Wrong, we got to California at 3pm and decided to walk to see how far the CBS station was. Well to my suprise there it was the first lady waiting in line. It is only 3:30 pm Sunday afternoon. WOW!! Who would have thought this. So off to K-MART to buy me a lawn chair and sleeping bag. Because I was spending the night on the streets in Hollywood... WOW.. I got there around 6:45pm and spend the whole night there.. That night there was a RECORD number of people in line. They have never seen that many people. 600 people turned away. So just prepare yourself for a long , But fun night on the streets. I met the best people in line. I had the Time of my life. I didn't make it to contestants row but I am in the third row behide contestants row. The lady in front of me got picked and the lady behind me and the lady 4 down form me... I think it was suppose to really be me :) So watch the April 3rd taping and you will see me and my BESTFREINDS in purple shirts...
James from Ontario
My K-MART girl and GERMY
ANd then BARB and my Georgia girls
Hey to all you guys are the best!!!!

Posted by: cindy at March 20, 2007 12:55 AM

I have tickets for the April 30th taping...any suggestions???

Posted by: Tamra at March 20, 2007 03:46 PM

Me and 2 of my friends are planning a trip to pir for the April 16 or 17 taping. I ordered tickets on February 6. Our tickets have not yet arrived as of 3/22. Can anyone tell me when they got there tickets. The website says from 2 - 4 weeks before the taping. Still have plenty of time. Getting nervous. Hoping my requests didn't get lost in the mail.

Posted by: Maxine Troxell at March 23, 2007 02:51 PM

My wife and I went in December on Thursday. I was disappointed to arrive around 630am the day of taping but we got in. I think if you are the very first in line, you have a high chance of sitting in the front behind contestants row. Groups are put together in various places throughout the audience. I agree with all said about the experience. It was awesome. Online tickets were not available for our taping date so we picked them up 2 days before the show. Studio holds around 325 and groups have guaranteed seating as long as all parties in group attend. I got standby number after the first round, but was within the first 20 of those. Good luck to all.

Posted by: Jeff at March 24, 2007 07:00 AM

This is for Maxine Trowell. I also ordered tickets (4) for the 4/16 and 4/17 taping of the PIR and just received my tickets on 3/23/07. I ordered mine in January 2007.
I received only 1 ticket for 4/16 and 3 tickets for 4/17/07. Called the box office and they informed me that because of the demand they had sent what they could and there were no more tickets available. Hope you get yours. My email address is if anyone has 3 tickets for 4/16 and 1 for 4/17/07. I am coming from Mass. and really hope my party of 4 can attend together. Thanks.

Posted by: Cheryl A at March 24, 2007 11:30 AM

hey donna, too bad u can't catch the game too. tickets are very cheap (apparently the kings don't even get the support the moose do) woulda been cool if we coulda gone as eight. drop me a line if y'all wanna have a beer down there or if u wanna sell off ur lawn chairs and air matresses, (i hope ur camping out, that sounds like our only chance)

see everybody else in a few days....

Posted by: dug at March 24, 2007 09:01 PM

I have 2 tickets for the April 2nd, morning taping that we requested in December 2006 and we just got them a week ago. I am coming from Buffalo with my sister from Minneapolis. We are both very excited to see BOB for our spring break. We are having a hard time thinking of shirt idea...since its a week away. Since we have tickets do we need to be in line the night before?

Posted by: Jenni at March 26, 2007 10:29 AM

yes I do think you should line up the night bfore .at least before midnight.everythin I have read lately tells me there are many poeple wnting on this show.have fun


Posted by: lisa at March 26, 2007 02:25 PM

Hi Jenni, I plan to attend the April 2, taping as well, with my sister and two friends. I guess we have to arrive the night before. (If I can convince my friends) Good luck hope to see you there! We're coming from Washington, DC.

Posted by: Dani at March 29, 2007 07:43 AM

I would sugest you get in line as soon as you see other people linning up.,
once one person gets in line the next is soon to follow and follow. i got in line at 6 pm and it was assuring to know that after traveling all day to forfill the price is right dream i was asured a seat in the studio without counting and hoping I was 11th in line

Posted by: ken lamb at March 29, 2007 09:40 AM

I was out in CA from Maryland for the March 22 taping. People had started waiting in line around 3:30pm and by the time we decided to join them at 7:30pm to camp out, we ended up being numbers 60, 61 and 62. They aren't accepting any groups due to Bob's upcoming retirement and the huge demand for tickets, so the first 330 people or so in line will get into the studio. It was an awesome experience, even though we didn't get chosen to come on down.

Posted by: Josh at March 29, 2007 12:43 PM

HELP! I need 6 tickets to the APRIL 16th taping.
I sent in my request for tickets but they are all out. Our group planned a college reunion and now we don't have tickets.

If you have anyone can help or send on were to get tickets - please email me at THANKS.

Posted by: rivt at March 29, 2007 05:09 PM

I was a contestant in 1998 (show aired in Jan 99); won a G on the big wheel and made it to the showcase showdown where I overbid by $933; it......that number sticks in my brain 9 years later; actually I was a part of a double overbid and my overbid was the direct result of being greedy (trying to come within 100 to win both showcases). I have 3 pieces of advice for people trying to get on the show.

NUMBER 1: The only thing that matters is that you get there early enough to get in line and get into the studio. If you are number 331 tough luck as the studio only holds 330 I believe.

NUMBER 2: If you are not a naturally happy person, forget about will be one of the smucks sitting in the audience wishing that your name is called. The producers decide in 5-10 seconds if you are gonna be on the show or not. They will only ask you what is your name, what you do and why you are in California if visiting.

NUMBER 3: Have fun if you get called down because at the end of the show you will be required to sign a waiver that will prohibit you from ever and I do mean ever being on the show again as a contestant.

Posted by: Dr. Q at April 2, 2007 01:26 AM

Hi TPIR fans
Just got back from my trip, Bob Barker was awesome. We're on the second taping on March 26 (airs April 25) Got in line at 3:30 and were the first in line and first in studio, we're sitting right in front of the steps to go on stage in our green shirts. Mr. Bagel across the street rents chairs for $5 - although we bought our own for $6.99, he also lets you use his bathroom all long as you buy something from him. Blankets are cheap at K-Mart, just a few blocks down Fairfax. We met some great people in line and the night went by so fast because we had so much fun with them.

Posted by: Donna at April 3, 2007 12:14 AM

I just got back from a taping. We got in line at 1 am and still almost did not make it in. They ARE still booking large groups, and the groups do not have to wait in line and get priority seating. There were so many groups for the 1 pm taping the day I went that I was on standby to get in. MY ADVICE - go on a day with 2 tapings and get tickets for both tapings just in case. Get in line EARLY - no later than 10 pm!!! Have your whole party with you (even grandma! CBS doesn't care than grandma is 85 and can't stand up - she has to follow the same rules as everyone else). Buy chairs and snacks at Kmart before getting in line, but buy at least a cup of coffee from the bagel shop so you can use the bathroom. Park your car in the parking deck of the shopping center, and then you can put your chairs, cameras, cell phones in the car before the show since you cannot bring them in with you. Or better yet - get a hotel room at The Farmers Daughter, which is right across the street. But most important - have fun! It will be over before you know it.

Posted by: melissa at April 3, 2007 08:49 AM

Hi! Like Donna, my husband and I attended a taping on March 26. We, however, went to the first show, though I do remember seeing Donna in line. We arrived to camp out around 8:15 p.m., and we were around 97 in line (unofficially). Of course, the people who had others saving spots for them all night began popping up around 5:30 a.m., so that took us to around 197 in line. Grrrr. Please do not be that rude to all who have spent the night waiting to get in for a taping. Everyone in line must have a ticket, or he/she will not get in. If you are attending on a Monday -- either the first or second taping -- you have to be in the same line as everyone else. All Order of Arrival tickets/numbers are issued at 6:00 a.m., and you must be present to receive one. Not until the priority numbers are issued at 8:00 a.m. will you know what your potential contestant number is. Both groups for Monday tapings are sorted out at this time, so we went from 196 and 197 to 127 and 128. Those who are going to the first taping report back at 9:00 a.m. (If you are not present at any of the designated times, you will not be admitted.) Those who are going to the second taping report again at noon, I believe.

There is a lot of sitting involved, and it is a long process. BUT, it's a blast! It's well worth the time to be a part of the history of this show, especially knowing Bob is retiring soon. If you are a fan, it's great! I'm wanting to go again if possible, but the likelihood of getting there from IN anytime soon is not great. I did not get called to be a contestant, but I did get picked to be a "Price Is Right Dancer" for the warm up time. It was a hoot, and that allowed me to achieve my goal of getting onstage -- though, not quite in the capacity I had desired! I'll reiterate what everyone else has said about the studio: It's frigid in there! We had cooler weather anyway, but it was even colder inside. Be prepared for that. Layers are recommended.

The bottomline: Have a fun time, enjoy meeting many people from all over the place, and embrace the fact that you are getting to do something that not everyone else will have the opportunity to do! Dawn

Posted by: Dawn at April 3, 2007 06:41 PM

Hi there!

My hubby and I have tickets for the April 24th taping. It is a Tuesday, and I was wondering if I could get anyone's best guess on the absolute latest we could arrive and still get in. We have lots of family in town with us for a Disneyland vacation, and the PIR is an unexpected bonus! I mailed away for tickets in January, and luckily, they sent me 4. I was also wondering if anybody has an idea of how many tickets that they actually issue for each show.

Thanks to all who gave such valuable information!!!!

Thanks and Good Luck to all who get to go on the Price is Right!!!

Posted by: Deena at April 4, 2007 03:18 AM

Hi Deena,
I wouldn't get there any later than midnight. The amount of seats available seems to vary for each show, our show was the second of a Monday taping and was 335 people. The first show was also 335. Get in line early - we had a blast with our "new" friends! They held our spot while we went to the farmer's market and we did the same for them, that kills some time...actually it all went by pretty quick except for around 3:30 till 5:00...that kind of got slow and COLD!! Bring sleeping bags to wrap up in! Have fun, good luck! And when you do you interview, if they ask you anything once you've told them where you are from and what you do, be quick and witty with your response!

Posted by: Donna at April 4, 2007 01:39 PM

Hi all.....we've got tickets for the Apr 16th show of TPIR....we're all really excited. There's 8 of us. Reading this blog it seems like they issue way more tickets than you really have to line up the previous day?

Posted by: Marj at April 4, 2007 05:34 PM

I echo what everyone else says, and we've been there and done it. Yes, you really do need to get there early if you want to guarantee that you will get in. For the 3/26 show -- two tapings, mind you -- there were people who were turned away from the 1:15 taping. I'm not sure how it worked for the 4:30, but if those people who were turned away from the first one did not have tickets for the 4:30, they were out of luck. It does depend a lot on the day of the week as far as when to arrive, but I'd want to secure my spot if I were taking the time and spending the money to go to TPIR. I would not recommend going anytime after midnight. The crowds are larger now, I'm sure, because of Bob's retirement. Get there earlier and be open to meeting new people and having a great time.

Good luck! Enjoy it; it's a fantastic experience!

Posted by: Dawn at April 4, 2007 09:16 PM

Hi Dawn....thanks for the info, we'll be early and prepared for a wonderful experience - including meeting new people!

Posted by: Marj at April 5, 2007 10:25 AM

Hi everyone! I have tickets to both the 1:15, and the 4:30 taping for the 4/23 show. I'm SO excited! I'm surprising my boyfriend with the trip to California for his birthday. We are from Chicago. From what everyone is saying, we will need to line up the day before if we want to get in. I followed other bloggers advice and got tickets to both tapings just in case we don't get into the 1:15. Granted, we'll miss our flight home if we have to attend the 4:30, but oh well! :-) Does anyone know what the "line" is like? Is it on a sidewalk? Grass? Is it in the open, or is it in a covered area? I just want to be as prepared as possible for our long night waiting in line. Thanks in advance for your help.

Posted by: Jennie at April 5, 2007 11:32 AM

I went to the TPIR tapping on Monday, April 2nd for the 1:15 show. It was a wonderful experience. We started waiting outside in line at midnight. We met some wonderful people in line. Most of the people in line are in their 20s. We started getting cold around 4am. We had sweatshirts with layers underneath. I would suggest bringing some blankets and something to sit/sleep on. At 6am we received our "order of Arrival pass." We were near the middle/front of the line. You will not get in if you decided to get there late (every show date has different lines. For our show the first people in line were there a noon the day before with a kiddy pool). You get better seats in the studio if you are early. Then we had to come back at 8am for the ticket process. You sit on covered benches outside of the CBS studio. You cannot bring cell phones or cameras in the studio, you will get a claim ticket if you have these items. You are able to go to the small CBS giftstore or get some food from the stand. Around noon we started getting interviewed by the producers. This is not something to get scared over. They simply asked us what we did for a profession. When we finally got into the studio we were shocked to see it was so small. The show was amazing. We waited 15 hours for this experience and I would admit it was all worth the wait. I love the Price i$ Right. I wasn't a contestant but I am sure that I made it on TV. I will be watching on May 1st. TIPS: 1. Wear a home made Price i$ Right T-shirt. Everyone has one on. If you come in a group...all wear the same thing. I am sure someone in your group will be a contestant. 2. Wear warm clothes outside (or take turns if you have a large group). 3. Have a good question to ask Bob. During the commercial breaks you can give him things and ask questions. 4. Get up and cheer when the show is on! This is the fun part.. Enjoy!!

Posted by: Jenni at April 5, 2007 04:29 PM

I don't know if this will do any good. But will give it a shot.
My daughter, Randi, her husband, her Grandma,aunt and a cousin are going to L.A. on April 29th, flying in from Kansas.
She was told (by phone to the Price is Right back in Janurary) that she had to wait 6 weeks before going on to get tickets. When she did apply for tickets, online and by phone she was told that there were none left.
She tried by phone an online and by snail mail. She received her first denial letter yesterday in the mail--no tickets!
She did get some for the week before (week of April 22 - 26th--she thinks that she has 8 per day to download) they are going.
She would like to see if we can find someone (or more than one person) who has extra's for 2007: April 30th, May 1st or 3rd. We are needing 5 tickets each day.
Long story short. Her 73 yr. old Grandma has always wanted to fly (never has) and wants to see Bob Barker--Randi wanted to get married on The Price Is Right a few years ago--but changed up their minds! lol Anyway, if you have 1 or more extra tickets (or some you won't be using), please email me. I will send emails on to her and would like phone number and amount of tickets you have. She would be the one contacting you about the tickets for April 30th, May 1st and 3rd.
Thanks for looking.

Posted by: Debbie at April 6, 2007 03:50 PM

Hello! My post is above this one. My daughter, Randi said to post her phone number for anyone who might have or be able to get her the 5 tickets (or any number of the 5).
Randi 620-364-8759....Please help her get her Grandma to Price is Right before Bob retires. They already have plane tickets set for the above dates (April 29th), and motel room booked for April 29 thru May 4th. She tried to change dates on airline after getting the tickets for the week before, but it would cost them each anothere $300 to change the plane tickets.
Thank you!

Posted by: Debbie at April 8, 2007 12:34 PM

I went to the April 2nd (Monday) taping with my husband and my sister. I had read the blog and was worried. We drove by at 6 pm on Sunday and there was already a line (approx. 70). We decided to wait it out a bit. We bought camping chairs at K-mart (by the studio) and then went to dinner. After a "nap" in our hotel we returned about 2:15 am on Monday morning. We were approximately 180th in line (although, due to groups who took turns we were 300th in priority numbers given at 6 am). We had tickets to the 4:30 show, so at 8 am we were give numbers 106, 107, and 108 (I think) for that taping. We left for lunch and came back at 11:30. There is a lot of waiting on covered steel benches once on studio property. The line the night before is sitting on the sidewalk. I suggest wearing layers and the chairs are nice ($10 fold up ones in back of the basement of K-mart). You can keep all of the chairs, blankets, etc. with you when you get your first number at 6 am. Then, before you need to be back at 8 am, I would put all the extra stuff in the car or somewhere safe. It is fun meeting "new friends" in line. Enjoy it!

Posted by: Sharon at April 12, 2007 04:02 PM

Debbie - I MIGHT have an extra ticket for TPIR for May 1-2-3. I got 4 tickets, and it looks doubtful that my sister will be able to join my daugher, my niece, and I. Send me an email at


Posted by: Lori at April 14, 2007 01:48 AM

I am going to the taping on April 23rd and I will have some extra tickets. Please contact me if you are interested in joining my party with some matching shirts, or if you would like the extra tickets.


Posted by: Shalon at April 15, 2007 03:41 PM

Does anyone have any extra tickets in May? I sent in my ticket request in January, but they were all gone. Thanks!

Posted by: Needs Help at April 16, 2007 08:27 PM

You might still be in luck for tickets in May. I am going May 1,2, and 3, and just got my tickets in the mail today. I was starting to worry. Wish me luck.

Posted by: randi at April 16, 2007 11:10 PM

I am going to the Price is Right on May 21st. Can anyone tell me what is a good hotel to stay @ and what time to stand in line.I will be comming from Maryland and to make this trip is a lot of money but it will be worth it so I want to do everything I can to get to be a contestant. Anyone with suggestions about anything email me Thanks and wish me luck

Posted by: laura at April 17, 2007 10:07 PM

Hi everyone! Well, this weekend is our big trip to California to see the price is right! Yeah! I just wanted to let everyone know that if you are looking for a custom made t-shirt, I have a friend who makes them. His email address is:, and his website is He made two shirt for me and my boyfriend to wear to the show. One says, "Bob is Scrumtrulescent" with a picture of Bob Barker, and the other one says, "Chicks dig cars, but I drive this anyways. I'm here for the car" And it has a picture of my boyfriends 1995 Astro van. :-) I'll share some pictures from our trip as soon as we return.

Posted by: Jennie at April 19, 2007 10:02 AM

I have 4 tix I will not be using for May the 16th.. email me at

Posted by: Matt Anspach at April 25, 2007 10:50 PM

I 4 need tickets for the May 24th taping. If anyone could help me out, thanks!

Posted by: Malayka at April 26, 2007 04:38 PM

I am in need of two tickets to the May 31st taping! We have the flights booked (from Indiana, no less), but the tickets are gone. Can anyone please help us out?? Thanks! Email me at if you can assist! Dawn

Posted by: Dawn at April 26, 2007 10:43 PM

I am in DESPERATE need for tickets to either taping on May 15 (at either time)or on May 16th! Someone please help. I just received a letter in the mail stating the tickets were all gone!! We have been planning this trip for months,,,, and this dampers the plans!! PLEASE ANYONE!!!
email me at
Thanks Danielle

Posted by: Danielle at April 30, 2007 02:25 AM

sorry forgot to mention...i am looking for 3 tickets


Posted by: Danielle at April 30, 2007 02:26 AM

I went to the 4/26 taping (air date: May 14th). Keep continually checking the website for tickets. Some shows were full one day, yet additional tickets became available for them on later days.

I got in line around 12:45 and was #75. But since people in front save places for people who don't show up until 6am, my official entrance number was 107. There were ticket-holders who did not get in, so definitely show up early.

The Exxon across Fairfax from the line lets you use the bathroom all night. But they close between 3 and 4:30 for cleaning and stocking, so be sure you alter you coffee consumption accordingly.

There's been some ambiguity as to whether or not groups are still being allowed, despite the posted policy--there were none the day I went.

Close to 95% of the people there wear custom-printed t-shirts. But you don't have to; the accountant I mention below wore regular clothes.

I parked in the Grove parking garage, and I think I might have been the only one. I'm not sure where everyone else parked, but the Grove was great: safe, close, shaded, and I even caught a nap in the time between the line and the holding area. Phil's Deli in Farmers' Market was a great spot for an egg sandwich in that between time.

As we waited (and waited and waited), there were several audience members running around trying to get everyone excited and yelling. What they were doing (besides annoying everyone) was trying to get noticed and picked as a contestant. Don't bother, none of them got picked--it's all about the 15-second "interview" consisting of "Where are you from?" and "What do you do?" Be witty and excitable. One guy said he was a raging alcoholic--he didn't get picked. The lady next to me said so enthusiastically and excitedly that she was an accountant, it was obvious she'd get picked (she did). I used my t-shirt to emphasize my military service and my school, then used my interview time to emphasize what a big fan of the show I was. Whatever the key item or combination was, I got picked.

It is really cold and really loud in the studio. Really. If you're on Contestant Row, plan on not being able to hear the descriptions of the items, the other contestants' bids, or anything Bob is saying. Once on stage, I couldn't hear what Bob was saying, and I was standing right next to him.

If Bob makes an aisle entrance, it's because Plinko is the first game, and it takes up the whole stage.

Other people here have described how awesome, entertaining, and accommodating Bob is; and they're all right on. I couldn't wait for the commercial breaks just to hear him answer questions. I can't imagine watching the show ever again once he's gone. Every day people ask him to say the line from Happy Gilmore. Make sure you do too; the crowd goes bonkers, and you can tell he still gets a kick out of it too.

If you get Cover Up as your pricing game (speaking from experience now), just start guessing--not a ton of strategy involved. Looking back on it, it's risky but I might have been better off intentionally missing the first or second numbers in the price of the car on the first guess, so I could continually improve and get more guesses. But in the end, guessing is all it is.

What a blast. A truly once in a lifetime experience--I encourage everyone who can to try to go before June 6th. But as the final day approaches, plan to spend more and more time in line. For the recent primetime taping (airs May 17th) there was a 3-day wait. I expect the final few tapings to be about the same. Good Luck!

Posted by: Justin at April 30, 2007 01:27 PM

Does anyone have any extra tickets for May, especially the 14th or 28th for the later show? (I'll take any though.) I sent my ticket request in late January, but they were already gone. Thanks much!

Posted by: Suzanne at May 1, 2007 01:38 AM

I just went to the show airing to be May 10 and 11. A good hotel is the hollywood orchid. Pretty reasonable. The first night we got in line at 7:30 pm, I was number 44, the second day we wanted to sleep in and got to the show at 8 am and almost did'nt get in and became standbye but we got in and I was number 327. I did'nt get to be a contestant, but it was fun seeing Bob, he's so cute. Some jobs people said they had and they got up on stage was a "super computer blogger", an airline stewardess that has been there 19 times, a highschool counselor. All makes and models. Good luck it's alot of fun.

Posted by: Dia at May 1, 2007 12:40 PM


I just got back from a trip for the April 30th 1:15 p.m. taping. I had been following this blog for a while beforehand (super helpful!!!) and I wanted to fill in some extra tips for anyone on their way. YOU WILL HAVE A BLAST!

1) What time to get in line?

I can only speak about a Monday taping. We got in line at 8:30 p.m. and were 220 order of arrival, which then went to 137 for the 1:15 taping (since some people were there for the 4:40 taping). It appears that there is an early rush of die-hards who arrive in the afternoon. That freaked us out because the line was growing very fast between noon and 4:00 p.m. But then it stabilized and hardly grew at all between 4:00 p.m. and midnight. Unless you wait until one of the last tapings, I think you will be fine to get there at midnight, very likely to get in if you get there by 2:00 a.m., and maybe cutting it close if you wait until 4:00 a.m.

2) Does my whole group have to be in line the whole time?

I had a group of 20 people. Most of us showed up when we first got in line and stayed there for a good hour or two. This helps to gain real estate that you will be able to hold. Once the middle of the night came, we took shifts and kept about half of us there at all times. I think it's reasonable to maintain a 50% presence. It would be unfair to have one person hold places for 5 or 10 people, in my opinion.

3) Is it awful waiting all night on the street?

No, it's awesome! Seriously, I was worried, but if you get folding chairs at Kmart ($13 (I returned mine the next day)) and some activites (Uno, cards, poker chips, hula hoops, Twister, etc...) you will have so much fun the time will fly by. No lie. I'm not normally a night owl, but I was so wired I'd say the sidewalk party was one of my favorite parts.

4) Should I get a hotel room?

I recommend the dump across the street I use the term "dump" in the most affectionate way, but let's be honest... the price is right. You won't spend much time there, but you'll be happy to have the shower facilities in the morning.

5) What can I do to get picked?

Best thing is to be in a big group with matching t-shirts. My group had 20 people and sure enough, one of us got picked. Unfortunately, he didn't win his way onto the stage, but it was still a huge rush. I agree with the previous poster. You will have this notion that you're being spied on constantly to see if you're enthusiastic during the waiting period, but that really has nothing to do with it. It's just the 15-second interview. Be cheerful, and if you have a white collar job, think about making something up. We had a bunch of computer tech people and attorneys, but they would never get picked in a million years. It was the yoga teacher in our group who got picked.

6) Is it worth it?

YES YES YES YES YES! When I started planning this, I had no idea how much of an ordeal it would be, and I never would have done it if I'd known. Now I am so grateful I went ahead with it. I will keep reading this blog to see how people do.


Posted by: Kevin at May 2, 2007 01:55 PM

Does any one have extra tickets to the May 21st 4:30 taping??? We are taking my in-laws to see Bob Barker for ther 50th Wedding Anniversary. The have talked about this for years! We are 3 tickets short for our group of 7.

If you can help us pull of the suprise please email me!

Thank you!

Posted by: Laurie at May 2, 2007 08:49 PM

Now that it is so close to Bob's retirement does anybody know how early people are starting to get there? We have tickets for May 15th and were planning on getting there fairly early on the 14th but have no idea how early people are going now. People are bidding high amounts for tickets on ebay, so I am assuming that those people are going to want to assure they get in by getting in line early.

Posted by: Suzy at May 6, 2007 04:13 PM

My 70-year old friend and her sister have a life long dream to go to California to see Bob Barker on the Price is Right. They had tickets to the show last month, had home made T-shirts, the sister was flying into Houston for the two of them to take the train from Texas--I have never seen my friend so excited!! The day before departure, my friend fell and ended up with a cracked ankle and the entire trip had to be canceled. They are trying again to go and are looking for tickets for May 29, 30 and 31st--but, of course, the tickets are gone. If anyone has one or two tickets for these dates and cannot go for any reason, I'd be so grateful if you would get in touch with me. I'd even pay a reasonable amount to be able to see my friend "live her dream." Please email me at

Posted by: Ira Crain at May 10, 2007 08:07 PM

I have 2 extra tickets to the May 23 taping at 2:30 pm. Let me know if you're interested, you can reach me at .

Posted by: Suzanne at May 21, 2007 11:36 PM

I will be in LA on the first week of June (3rd - 9th)with my best friend and her boyfriend. My best friend just overcame her eating disorder and I know it would mean a lot to her if we could go to a show. If anyone has tickets for any of those dates and can't make it, I would be more than happy to take them off of your hands. You can reach me at


Posted by: Kelsie at May 22, 2007 03:31 PM

I have two real tickets and two standbys for the may 30th show. Email me if your interested

Posted by: Mike at May 23, 2007 09:46 PM

I have stand-by tickets for the June 4th taping. My question is do I need to get in line as early as everyone says? What is the likelihood of getting in with stand-by tickets? I am really not sure what standy by means ......if I stand in line all night will I miss out to all the people who have actual tickets? Thanks for any help!

Posted by: cicely at May 24, 2007 06:33 PM

I have tickets for the June 5th taping. I know it's his next to last one, so there are no groups. Do I still need to be there very early even though I have tickets? How many more tickets do they give out vs. seats?

Posted by: Christal at May 27, 2007 03:11 PM

i went to the monday may 21 taping line up at 1pm on sunday afternoon and i was #121.
if you want a chance at getting into the studio for june 5, i would HIGHLY recommend getting in line june 4th in the afternoon or early evening.
tickets mean almost NOTHING as far as the line up is concerned.
if you get in line at 1 pm on june 4 and still get in, you would be lucky. by that time IM SURE a massive line up will have already been formed.
my good friend, you arent guaranteed ANYTHING until you're sitting in your seat inside TBBS.

Posted by: Jenna at May 29, 2007 09:47 PM

Hey, Could anyone tell me if they had priority tickets not standby and still did not get in to see the show? I know they give out more tickets than seats but the ticket office still states that priority tickets get in before the standby tickets.


Posted by: Candi at May 31, 2007 06:17 PM

Priority Tickets don't mean you necessarily get in for a taping. You have to get in line and get that number! Let me tell you a little about our experience.

My husband and I got there about 5 am for the first taping (only one that day). Way too late! You must go EARLY, I mean, before the chickens get up EARLY! You stand in line on the sidewalk to get your "number". Having a ticket means nothing--the number is everything. Suggestion: if you have a few people, get a group pass through the studio. Groups get in before anyone in line, and the day we were there, there were TONS. We had a pretty good number, but after the groups got priority, we were placed on standby. We waited forever, and got the last two seats in the studio. Well, we were told we "probably" would get in unless we got bumped. Apparently, it's not a guarantee. They did get us in and placed two folding seats on the back row for us. Of course, I know Bob's gone now, but I can imagine the premise will stay the same. Anyone going--any show--get there super early and try to go as a "group". Groups get priority seating.

The good news is being the last two wasn't so bad--my husband was chosen as a contestant! When they asked him what he did, he told them "whatever she tells me to" and charmed them. It was worth the hassle, but it is an ALL DAY hassle. There's a great little shop across the street that has little pastries for a snack when you're on the street waiting for your number. You need to shine and draw attention to yourself from the get-go--the WHOLE time. My husband did and it surely paid off. It was a fun, but TIRING experience...if you are on standby, they do have people who get eliminated in line. Folks don't have their ID's, aren't 18, etc. If you don't have the ID and the SSC, you better! Of course, the ones who got bumped got us in, so I can't complain. :)

One cool thing--we parked in the tower and were up pretty high. We went to the car until time to go back, and our tower looked over the CBS lot, including the PRIZE area! We saw them all, and we saw the cars they were pulling out, etc., so we knew what they would be--pretty cool!

Sorry so long, I wanted to give anyone any advantage we could! It was a great experience.

Posted by: Meg at June 20, 2007 10:02 AM

I liked Drew in his comedy roles in the past, but to be honest, a game show MC he is not. The drone in his voice, slight negativity and failure to have a salesmen uplifting presentation style does not add a positive tone to the show.

They should train him or replace

Other than that, it is still the best game show of all time other than "Wheel" and "The Feud" with Richard Dawson

Posted by: Cliff at May 7, 2008 09:10 PM

I liked Drew in his comedy roles in the past, but to be honest, a game show MC he is not. The drone in his voice, slight negativity and failure to have a salesmen uplifting presentation style does not add a positive tone to the show.

They should train him or replace

Other than that, it is still the best game show of all time other than "Wheel" and "The Feud" with Richard Dawson

Posted by: Cliff at May 7, 2008 09:12 PM
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