by Rachelle Martin | June 15th, 2012
If you don’t know resident quidditch player Asher King Abramson from his beater position on UCLA’s Quidditch team, you might know him (along with his lovely cohost Nicté Sobrino) from the webseries Snitchcenter. And, if you’ve somehow been under the radar that long, you can now proudly say you know him from his appearance on The Price is Right last Wednesday.
Called up in the first round, Asher towered over the three other competitors as he stood behind his podium, waiting to show that he can do more than just beat for one of the best teams in the West, and waiting to prove that he could guess random prices at will — a skill as eclectic and rare as the golden snitch itself. The price in question Asher contemplated was the retail price of the pair of phones he was up to win — phones made with a bio-extract that comes from corn. And, much like the way he nails opponents on the field with bludgers, Asher almost nailed the $1,030 price tag on the head with a guess of $1,000, winning him the phones and the year-long data plan. To this victory, Asher replied, “I’ve got to get my fiber in.”
Next, he was up for a game of “That’s Too Much,” wherein he would have won a new car had he not just barely overshot the price and lost the opportunity, a feeling empathized by every watching chaser who has ever missed the hoop by an inch. But so what if the UCLA Quidditch team would have looked rad parading around Los Angeles in a Chevy Sonic LS? The real question is what’s in Asher’s future? Corn husk broom bags? Corn colored sweatbands? Bludgers made entirely from corn products? What’s he’s going to do with his cool new phones? Talking up other players while being friendly to the environment seems like a good enough deal for now!
Congratulations and happy birthday from the IQA to Asher and we hope to see you win big again both on the pitch and off in the future.