Ogden's Kara Eaves always dreamed of the day she would appear on the CBS game show "The Price is Right."
But when her dream finally became reality earlier this year, it was her husband, Isaac, who was chosen to "Come on down!" at a taping of the program -- competing with plenty of coaching from his wife.
The episode that includes the Ogden couple will air at 11 a.m. Friday.
"I have watched the show almost every day for the last 10 years," Kara Eaves said.
"I absolutely play along with the show from home. Isaac always made fun of me, because I scream my answers at the television. 'They can't hear you,' he'd say, but I'd say, 'Yes, they can!' "
Isaac Eaves works for the Internal Revenue Service, and his wife is a wound-care nurse at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. The couple, who have no children, love to spend their leisure time traveling.
Kara Eaves is their self-proclaimed vacation planner, and she secured their "The Price Is Right" tickets months in advance -- planning the rest of their Los Angeles visit around the taping date.
Tickets to the show in no way guarantee a person will become a contestant. Only a few are chosen each time from the audience, after enduring about a five-hour wait that includes interviews and other screening procedures with the show's producers.
Kara Eaves thinks her husband was chosen in large part because he is so personable. Even as they waited in line with other potential contestants, he won some hearts.
Isaac Eaves gives much of the credit for being selected to an impromptu wardrobe adjustment he made once in line, inspired by his wife's own "The Price Is Right"-themed couture.
Said Kara Eaves: "I was wearing a bucket list T-shirt, where I could check off 'Being a Contestant on "The Price Is Right" ' with a Sharpie once I was picked."
Added Isaac Eaves, "While we were waiting there, I just said to her, 'I want a shirt that says something, too.' "
"Then he came up with the idea of writing 'I Want to Look Like Rob' on there," said Kara Eaves.
"Rob" is Rob Wilson, the tall, dark and ripped fellow who won a contest last fall to become "The Price Is Right's" first male model. With his ample charms, Wilson has stolen the hearts of fans ever since.
"All of the women are just loving him and everything, and so the shirt became a huge hit with the people in line," said Isaac Eaves. "I think it also impressed the people who put on the show, because no one had thought to do it before."
Kara Eaves said they were also incredibly lucky to be seated front row and center, just behind the contestant boxes. There, she could rather easily coach her husband, despite the legendary loudness of the crowd yelling out prices at contestants -- part of the show's appeal.
"I was right there next to Isaac, so he was able to lean down so I could tell him what price to bid." She laughed. "It was me playing! Isaac was merely my instrument!"
Isaac Eaves agreed. "She did the hard part. When you watch, you can see me saying, 'This is pretty much a team sport. I don't know the prices of these items. I am listening to my wife.' "
The hardest part for the Eaveses has been keeping the outcome of the show to themselves.
"We're just telling our friends and family to watch CBS March 8," he said. "I can't even tell my parents what happens, which is really hard."
At least, since they were both there, they have each other to talk to about the episode's outcome. Kara Eaves said she likely couldn't handle it otherwise.
She laughed. "If I hadn't been there and didn't know what happened, and he couldn't tell me? I honestly think I would die."