On the Fox Reality Network, that is. I have mentioned before that my friend Todd, (not to be confused with husband, Todd) is a professional game show contestant. Nope, not kidding. He’s lived in L.A. for quite a few years now, and has been on Deal or No Deal , The Price is Right, Fear Factor, Wheel of Fortune, and now- Solitary 4.0. (Click here to see more about the show- then click on #5).
The latest show has him cooped up in a “pod”, doing crazy stunts and challenges, with the goal of outlasting all of the other contestants, (who never get to see each other.) And when I say crazy stunts, I mean totally weird and extremely difficult tasks; last night they had to smack themselves repeatedly with different items; like a spatula, a noisemaker, a paddle- and they had to smack hard enough to make the noise register on an applause-o-meter, or else it didn’t count. (Told you it was weird!) All in the name of winning 50,000 dollars.. (I’m laughing, but I would probably do it too…)
Anywho, as I was watching last night, I got a cool surprise! To help encourage the contestants who were all going stir crazy in their pods, they were allowed to see some photos of their family and friends on a screen. They showed each contestant looking at their family photo, and lo and behold, what picture do they show Todd looking at?
My babies!!! I was totally not expecting that. It was pretty neat. And I DVR’d it too so I can watch it again and again. It only lasted a coup;le seconds, but that’s ok. I am expecting the casting agents to start calling anytime now. Here’s a little clip of the previous episode. Again, Todd is Number 5.
He is doing well in this show so far, but I have no idea if he wins or how far he made it- he’s got to keep that a big secret! I hope he wins, maybe the kids will get some more airtime:) That, and he always comes for a visit when he does well on a show:) Good luck Todd!