This video is an extraordinary example of the Friday feels. Really, the level of excitement from Ryan is infectious, and it’s something we could really use as a benchmark from here on.
“I couldn’t believe it! I had ‘Plinko Guy’ level of excitement.”
Ryan is dialed all the way up, but he’s also dialed all the way in. He gets up on stage with a $1 bid, he wins the four Plinko chips available to him in the pricing game, and then proceeds to win the largest amount ever awarded on Plinko – $31500. He has some great help from his friends in the audience, and knows really obscure facts as well: like there are only 10 Plinko chips in existence. Ryan is an interesting guy who has been watching the Price Is Right his whole life, and researching prices as an employee at Target. It sounds like his secret to this level of happiness is: Realize Your Dreams.
I don’t think I’ve ever been ‘Plinko Guy’ level excited for anything. There was the one time I got an electric guitar for Christmas – it’s the most excited I’ve ever been – and it was probably only 10% of Ryan’s excitement. There is something all of us can learn from him though – wear all the excitement on the outside and if you’re ever on TV, gallop around the entire studio before you start setting records.