It’s difficult to envision Paul McCartney doing much of anything in 1964 without a swarm of screaming and wailing teenage girls. It’s even more difficult to image the great singer relaxing on his couch while playing a game of Plinko. Drew Carey, comedian and host of The Price Is Right, stated on Wednesday night’s edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that the former Beatle is a huge fan of the long-running game show, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week.
Colbert was the one who initiated the conversation, noting that he had heard McCartney was a massive fan of the game show, which Carey confirmed. He then went on to explain that he’s friends with a guy who, before COVID, worked as a DJ for McCartney, opening up his live shows.
“However, he travels with Paul McCartney and performs a pretty great set for an hour before the show starts, playing Beatles remixes and covers… I went to see him in Toronto, and he said, ‘Oh, I think I can get Paul to come do a meet and greet with you and take a picture,’ which I thought was fantastic.
After the show, Carey made his way backstage, and when McCartney eventually emerged, he came right up to Carey and said, “Hi Drew,” and shook his hand. “I thought to myself, ‘Oh, Chris told him who I was.’ Paul McCartney is aware of my presence because of this. Then he says, ‘You know, I really enjoy The Price is Right.’ It’s one of my favorite shows, and I watch it all the time.’
McCartney then asked Carey, who was taken aback, if hosting the show was as much fun as it appeared, which left her speechless. “So then I’m jumping around like that. I can’t seem to get it out of my mind. Then I’m keeping an eye on him… We have terrific seats on the floor, and we’re watching the concert and dancing in front of our little folding chairs to “Back in the USSR.” And then he gets to the part where he’s doing the Beach Boys’ ‘oooh-oooh-ooohs,’ and he goes, ‘Oooh-oooh-oooh-oooh,’ and he looks right at me and says, ‘Come on down to The Price is Right.’ Oooh-oooh-oooh-oooh.’”
A clearly impressed Colbert shook Carey’s hand, with The Price Is Right host admitting that the whole scenario left him a little teary-eyed. He also learned that McCartney apparently also watches Family Feud.
Survey says: The 79-year-old McCartney is living out his golden years just like the rest of us plan to.