History Headscratchers / ThePriceIsRight

13th Oct '17 12:59:33 AM Maddoxsort
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* The totally bizarre inclusion of the non-pricing game Professor Price, an anomaly for the ages that was only played twice, first won, then lost, and now has the dubious honor of being included on the video game adaptation of the show. In what universe was it even conceivable to include a game that has ''[[WrongGenreSavvy trivia]]'' questions on a ''strictly'' pricing game show?
13th Oct '17 12:54:39 AM Maddoxsort
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** One thing which is rather bothersome in of itself is that the game was originally designed for cars with ''four'' numbers instead of five, and the game expanded to five numbers later on due to price inflation (which is why the bars on one side of the board are thinner than the others, due to the redesign forcing an unplanned conservation of space by shriking those bars). Why they don't just straighten it out with a new design (some bizarre fascination with the unusual asymmetrical aesthetic, like maybe in being misshapen it has a story to it they're fond of?) is anyone's guess.
13th Oct '17 12:50:23 AM Maddoxsort
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** There's also the fact that no price of a car used in this game ever features a zero, which adds a little sliver of fairness to the game and some mercy, because a zero is fairly easy to guess as a final number of a rounded off car amount, and a surprise zero in the middle of the price would throw contestants for a loop.

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** There's also the fact that no price of a car used in this game (since the early [='80s=]) ever features a zero, which adds a little sliver of fairness to the game and some mercy, because a zero is fairly easy to guess as a final number of a rounded off car amount, and a surprise zero in the middle of the price would throw contestants for a loop.
13th Oct '17 12:48:24 AM Maddoxsort
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** There's also the fact that no price of a car used in this game ever features a zero, which adds a little sliver of fairness to the game and some mercy, because a zero is fairly easy to guess as a final number of a rounded off car amount, and a surprise zero in the middle of the price would throw contestants for a loop.
13th Oct '17 12:44:24 AM Maddoxsort
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*** Which no longer applies now that they've revised the format to a $25,000 maximum grand prize, with there also being the original $10,000 as one prize and the $50 minimum being upped to $100 and a few changes to how many of each slip is in the punchboard. Because of these changes, the game no longer accommodates "Second Chance" bonuses to avoid cleaning up like crazy.

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*** Which no longer applies now that they've revised the format to a $25,000 maximum grand prize, with there also being the original $10,000 as one prize and the $50 minimum being upped to $100 and a few changes to how many of each slip is in the punchboard. Because of these changes, the game no longer accommodates "Second Chance" bonuses to avoid cleaning up like crazy. There are now strictly 50 prizes.
13th Oct '17 12:43:50 AM Maddoxsort
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*** Which no longer applies now that they've revised the format to a $25,000 maximum grand prize, with there also being the original $10,000 as one prize and the $50 minimum being upped to $100 and a few changes to how many of each slip is in the punchboard. Because of these changes, the game no longer accommodates "Second Chance" bonuses to avoid cleaning up like crazy.
13th Oct '15 7:34:27 AM Yoshiman400
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*** OP here: I knew about Drew's original intentions, but by "stay during his tenure", did Drew mean he would make sure everyone else would say it as well, as long as he was still hosting the show in the long run? Or are the guest hosts still allowed to sign off however they want, but just decide to take it up on their own merit?
12th Jun '15 7:09:40 AM case
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***** In gameplay terms, bidding $420 is the exact same effect as bidding $1. Maybe a slightly better bid if anyone is unskilled enough to bid below that amount afterwards. Still tired though.
1st Jun '15 5:20:44 AM Triterope
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* Switcheroo is probably the most poorly-played game on the show. The idea is to price the small items correctly, so as to determine the arbitrary fourth digit of the car by process of elimination. Players always guess the car digit first. And they play way too fast; 30 seconds is plenty of time to think about and place each block. If you take your time and try to price the small items correctly, the game's actually pretty winnable.
25th Apr '15 10:02:48 AM danlansdowne
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** It was Drew Carey's choice to continue saing it. When Bob appeared for his 90th birthday, he told the audience that Drew's first comment to him when they met was that the spay and neuter message was going to stay during his tenure.
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