Gary Green

Friday, March 30, 2007 

Hollywood on Fire

A few pics of the fire that is currently raging in Los Angeles, taken by MG from his viewpoint in Hollywood. I'm on the other side of the hill right now in Burbank, less than a mile from the Oakwood Apartments where the blaze started.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 

...What Do I Plan on Doing Tonight?

Based on what I just picked up at Vons, I apparently plan to clean, get drunk and then record stuff. I guess we'll see how it plays out.

Monday, March 19, 2007 

...When the McCartan School of Irish Dance Made My Office Tremble

OK, first watch the McCartan School of Irish Dance performers pound the boards on the 2007 St. Patrick's Day episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Charming, right?

Now, the ugly truth.

Watch the video below of my office in the firm grasp of severe Irish jig tremors as the dancers rehearse in the conference room on the other side of my wall.

Though this video is mercifully brief, don't be fooled. They were at it for hours. They even brought in lunch for them so they wouldn't have to stop.

Feel bad for me. Feel worse for my fishies!

And as a special bonus, one of my co-workers snuck in when I was downstairs and left me a message at the end of the video. Be sure to watch for it. What a freak!

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Thursday, March 15, 2007 

When I Met Bob Barker

I waited outside the man's dressing room for over ten minutes trying to figure out what I wanted to say. I've been hooked on TPIR since I was a kid (if you've followed my blog over the last few months you've probably already figured that out) and truly he is one of the major reasons I wound up working in non-scripted television. You have to figure that a guy who is as beloved by so many generations of people as he is, at heart, must be a pretty decent fellow, and I certainly was not disappointed. I asked him if he planned on writing a book, and when he said he wasn't sure there would be a lot of interest, I told him I thougt he had really mis-judged what the world thinks of him. He was very laid back about who would replace him on the show, and really seemed to hope that whoever gets the job manages to run away with it. No bitterness about leaving at all - I suppose that's because he's doing it entirely on his terms and while he is still at the top of his game. Would that we could all be that fortunate.

It was a dream come true getting to ask him questions, discuss what I thought about the different games on the show, swap the names of mutual friends in the business, and thank him for the years of superb hosting and overall genuine entertainment, I almost decided to forego asking for a picture, but when I remembered I had the digi-cam in my back pocket, I went ahead and asked, and he was more than happy to oblige me.

It will be tough to watch TPIR with anyone else at the helm, and Bob's not giving much in the way of clues as to who is coming after him. it's pretty tough to find anyone in the industry who has managed to stay at job for one year, let alone 35! Truly a once in a lifetime moment for me.

Past "Price is Right" Entries
TPIR Hotties of the week
When the contestants get surly on "The Price is Right."

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