Contestant Disqualified on “The Price is Right”
The Price is Right had a big event on the 28th: the first disqualification in 243 shows according to Golden-Road.† Contestant Christopher Francis, a television producer from Tuscon, AZ, was disqualified from The Price is Right and lost his $2,500 in cash and prizes when it was found that the station he works for, KOLD, is a CBS station.† If you know anything about eligibility requirements, it’s that if you are connected closely with a certain network or station, you cannot appear on a game show by that network or station.† His episode has aired and he has been venting about it, as you can read here.
I’d love to know what this guy was thinking.† I’ve been working with GSN for a few years now.† I know that I cannot try out for anything GSN related because of this.† I knew this without even reading the requirements for shows.† Nor can I for most others.† It’s common sense.† He told them he works for CBS even.† This sentence in his post is what got to me:
“What weighs on me is how my honesty didn’t mean very much to the CBS brass.”
What this sentence said to me was “I told the truth and got no reward, that’s not fair.”† Honestly, my take on the situation is that he doesn’t deserve anything.† He wasn’t told by casting people and it wasn’t on the website that affiliate networks can’t be on the show, I’ll give him that.† It’s still common sense that if you work for a CBS network, you can’t appear on CBS shows.† I mean did he actually think he was going to get away with it?† He’s being very insisting on the fact that his station is not owned or controlled by CBS.† However, go to KOLD’s website and the logo for the site has the CBS logo right beside it.† That’s enough of a hint for me.† A lot of his points are trying to grasp at straws and defend himself when he has no defense.† I’m sorry, but he just should have known better.† There’s no way any smart and knowledgeable television producer would not know they were ineligible.† If he truly didn’t maybe we need some new television producers.† What do you all think of the situation?† Did CBS do the right, appropriate thing, or did Mr. Francis get screwed by the system?