Spring Valley native appears on "The Price is Right"
It was a 24-hour span Mitchell Webster will never forget.
During a five-week break from rotations for pharmacy school, Webster and mom Kristine were in Los Angeles for one day with one intention only: to appear on “The Price is Right.”
The 2008 Spring Valley High School graduate explained he grew up watching the long running CBS-TV game show, thanks to his mother.
What resulted exceeded both their expectations, as not only Webster appeared on the show, but made it all the way to the Showcase Showdown, the show’s final battle.
“It was a blur”
Mitchell and Kristine arrived around 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 5 at The Price is Right studios and were 70th and 71st in line for a taping that started at noon.
The pair stood out, as they wore custom-made T-shirts which said on the front, “Wisconsin Loves Drew, It’s Cheesy but True.”
Producers came out and interviewed audience members in groups of 20 for potential candidates to appear. When they got to Mitchell, he turned the energy and enthusiasm level up a notch and received further aid from his mom, who stated why her son would make a good contestant.
The pair made their way into the 300-seat sound stage--“it’s much smaller in person than (it seems) on TV,”--he added, and were entertained by host Drew Carey and announcer George Gray before the familiar theme started.
“Once they heard that, people went nuts,” Mitchell said. And when the fourth name Gray uttered was “Mitchell Webster, come on down,” it was their turn to get excited.
“Everything after that was a blur,” he said.
For more please read the March 19 print version of the Herald.