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Watch Mike Richards’ Awkward ‘The Price Is Right’ Audition Tape From 2007 (Video)

Watch Mike Richards’ Awkward ‘The Price Is Right’ Audition Tape From 2007 (Video)

On the same day that Mike Richards stepped down as host of “Jeopardy!” amid widespread backlash over past offensive remarks he made, somebody leaked his 2007 audition tape for host of “The Price Is Right.” Every once in a while, the Internet comes through when we need it most.

The aptly-named YouTube channel, “Mike Richards Vid,” Friday uploaded Richards’ audition for the iconic game show before Drew Carey took over. While it’s clear that Richards’ hosting skills have certainly improved over the last 14 years, let’s just say, Bob Barker he is not.

You can feel Richards reaching for the carnival barker energy required for the show but he’s just a bit too bland and stilted to make it work. One Twitter user said they couldn’t make it through the first 10 seconds, let alone the full 18-minute video, while others compared his delivery to the likes of “Saved by the Bell

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