FunnyorDie.com has a great skit about those crappy Made in Taiwan prizes that you win at an arcade after spending way too much money for them. Who hasn’t played skee-ball, shot some hoops at the Hot-shot station, or tried to stop a blinking light by smashing a button just to get an eraser that probably cost 3 cents? Obviously as the ticket amount rose so did the quality of the prizes. Typically, these higher quality prizes cost so many tickets that you probably could have purchased your own arcade if you went for them just by winning tickets.
This is the concept that this skit tackles. The two arcade goers pester the coin-op operator to see what they could get for millions and billions of tickets. You’ll be impressed at what this particular arcade has to offer for prizes. My personal fave has to be the bl*w job giving robot. Who knew you could get something that functional for only 100,000,000,000 tickets. Check out the bit below. You’ve been liking the idea of being Pope for 15 minutes just for playing some skee-ball…
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