Detroit contestant competes on ‘The Price is Right’

Stephanie Sokol  for The Pit

Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, hosted by Drew Carey, daytime's #1-rated series and the longest-running game show in television history, celebrates its milestone 8,000th episode, Monday, April 7 (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS

Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, hosted by Drew Carey, daytime’s #1-rated series and the longest-running game show in television history. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS

Detroit resident Dave Mitchell got a pleasant surprise on a recent trip to Los Angeles. He was in the audience of ‘The Price is Right’ with his 83-year-old mother, when he was called onstage to compete.

“It was fantastic, something I never would have thought I would be a part of,”  Mitchell said. “Getting called onstage with Drew was outstanding. My mom watches the show religiously and we always wanted to get on there. I never dreamed we would actually get on the show, and me being onstage — you’ve got to be kidding. It was breathtaking; my heart was pumping and rushing the hype on the show was unbelievable.”
A former program director from a non profit agency in Detroit, Mitchell said this was a great way to kick off retirement. Everyday at 11 a.m., he tunes in to “The Price is Right.” While visiting his brothers in L.A., himself, his wife, his mother, brother and sister decided to go see it in person.
A big fan of the show, Mitchell said it was a totally different than watching from home— it’s an indescribable experience. This was his first time being on a game show, and while he was a little nervous, David kept his cool, spun the wheel and had a great time.
“(The Price is Right should) keep doing what they’re doing bc the show is awesome,” Mitchell said. “There’s a lot of excitement and the people were so nice. It’s a process— we were there all day — but it was well worth it. Anybody going out there should make one of their stops at the price is right.”
The episode airs Tuesday, May 13 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET10:00-11:00 AM PT) on CBS.
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