Steve Gavazzi, on 04 June 2012 - 09:46 PM, said:
I just plain don't like the concept of, "Here, have a trip because you won your Item up for Bids."
It's a special, sponsored show, and the prize is furnished by the sponsor. It's not much different than "And everyone in the audience is getting Small Prize X today."
Change is hard. I know.
TLEberle, on 04 June 2012 - 09:46 PM, said:
As a confirmed single guy I would not be able to participate in that show, which cheeses me off.
Unless you got turned away from Television City on the day of taping, you weren't participating in that show anyhow.
That the pairs win a bonus prize (after having just won something to get onstage, mind) is double annoying.
And the people who suck so much at bidding that they don't get on stage get a prize too. Is that annoying?
This is my point. If EVERYONE for 40 years received a bonus prize for getting onstage, you wouldn't be saying boo because that's the way it's always been and it just is. You have a problem with it because it's different from the norm.
It felt dopey that everyone got something just for winning the preliminary bit.
I am truly stunned, because my reaction was, really, honestly, "hey, kinda cool."