Oxford woman bids big in Burbank
Grandmother thinks cheering for Georgia won her a spot on show
Kathy Stone couldn’t believe it when she saw her name card flashed in front of the studio.
The stay-at-home Oxford grandmother had been initially reluctant to attend the taping of “The Price Is Right” with the other wives from her husband’s work conference in California. Her mother had passed away at the end of January, and “The Price Is Right” had been one of her favorite shows.
But she went, after some encouragement from her husband, Danny, and found herself as one of the first four people called to “Come on down!”
The vetting process for the audience members was very thorough and took several hours, she said. When one of the staff members asked her if she was from Georgia, she whooped and cheered, “Yeah, Georgia!” She’s not sure how they pick contestants, but thinks that might have been a factor.
She said when they called the names, the audience’s cheering was so loud, she couldn’t hear anything.
The excitement seen in the contestants was real, said Stone. “You are excited.
“You do cry real tears.
“You do cry real tears. You do pee in your pants,” she said.
In one of the challenges, she was able to exactly guess the price of an antique replica bar chest.
“I think that was my mother’s voice that came out,” Stone said. She had planned to guess $699, but instead blurted out $650.
That netted her an extra $500 in cash and a chance to win another $16,000.
“My mouth was so dry,” she recalled, as she watched a tape of the show.
For the next challenge, she had to match products with their prices. She was able to link the correct price for the first two products, for which she won $4,000, but wisely decided the
Hooray: Kathy Stone, with the number and name card used to call her to “come on down” during a taping of “The Price is Right.”