Retired NHL journeyman Jeremy Roenick was a special guest on The Price Is Right yesterday and while I have no idea why other than he was available, the whole thing was about as ass-backwards and uncomfortable as you can imagine, yet surprisingly fun. From Roenick getting his hug on with Lauren, the cute contestant who should call me, to his goofball fist-pumping, the former Blackhawk did a pretty good job, especially when it came to almost completely ignoring host Drew Carey. Their high five belongs in the White People Hall of Fame.
But for added comedy, Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals stars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin recorded separate video appearances and I can’t get through Crosby’s “We’re playing these guys ootdoors” without giggling like a stoned toddler. All in all, it’s a pretty solid performance by Roenick with bonus points for making a joke about his inability to win a Stanley Cup. Dan Marino would have thrown a hissy fit and broke the TV before wetting his pants and running off set.
Video clips after the jump…
(Special thanks to my homegirl Beeks from Geektress for sending me these clips.)
Atta boy, Roenick. Get that extra long hug from the cute coed. Then ask her if she wants to see highlights of your career. She won’t because hockey is boring and she’d rather do anything than watch it. ANYTHING. But Roenick’s fist pump to salute needs to be a GIF. Someone work on that.
These guys should have a TV show immediately. I’d call it “Oot and Aboot with Sid and Al.” They could go to different events and just try to hold conversations with famous people. I’d tune in each week to watch Ovechkin try to put a sentence together while Joe Biden stares at him with a blank face.
Unrelated, but it’s making the Interweb rounds and who doesn’t love a good hockey fight?