I don't know if this is a new thing or what, but on The Price is Right, when they display the showcases at the end of the show, they now have little "stories" to tie it all together. Gawd, I wish they'd stop. Sometimes the stories are so stupid, even Drew Carey makes fun of them.
The vignettes go something like this: "Heidi just graduated from high school and is looking forward to cooking school. Before she buckles down to the books, she would love to experience some culinary delights.... IN PARIS, FRANCE!! But she doesn't know much French, so she decides to take a language course...ON HER BRAND NEW LAPTOP COMPUTER!!! While she's cruising the internet, Heidi buys some luggage for her trip, then realizes she's going to need...A WHOLE NEW WARDROBE!!! Hopefully Heidi won't spend all her tuition money in France or she'll be living in...HER PARENT'S BRAND NEW BASEMENT!!" Oy.