Is "The Price Is Right" putting Crisco on the floor, or what?
Over the past two weeks on the iconic game show, two contestants have been sent tumbling to the ground.
The latest game show gaffe took place Tuesday when contestant Judy put a little too much power into spinning the wheel. She spun it so hard that she was sent tumbling down on her tuchus and sprained her ankle during the fall. Judy was advised to seek medical attention, but refused to leave because she made it to the Showcase Showdown.
"TPIR" staffers gave her a set of crutches and an ice pack to finish out the show, which she unfortunately lost. Judy did go to the hospital after the taping was over.
Prior to Judy, another female contestant had a clumsy moment on Jan. 8., after she correctly guessed the price of a pair of standup paddleboards. After finding out she won, she sprinted toward announcer George Gray with her arms outstretched, but tripped and went careening into his lap. The damage? She knocked Gray right into several flat-screen TVs!
Sports Illustrated beauty Chrissy Teigen, who was a guest model on the show that day, ran to the rescue and gave the contestant an awkward hug, patting her butt, before jokingly pulling Gray from the wreckage and giving him CPR.
Yahoo TV reached out to the show's camp to ensure that the contestants were on the mend, but have not received a statement at the time of this posting.
While both of these incidents just look cases of klutziness, "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul (who was once a contestant on "TPIR") did reveal that a flair for the dramatics helped him score a spot on the game show stage. Perhaps these contestants were just taking a page from his playbook.
Regardless, who knew "The Price Is Right" was such a dangerous place?
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