History Series / BargainHunters

16th Aug '16 8:36:16 PM WarioBarker
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Short-lived 1987 Creator/{{ABC}} GameShow created by Creator/MerrillHeatter and hosted by [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] which tried to combine the essence of the increasingly-popular home shopping craze with that of a certain other game show. Three pairs of contestants competed in three separate minigames, always in this order:

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Short-lived 1987 Creator/{{ABC}} GameShow created by Creator/MerrillHeatter and hosted by [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] which tried to combine the essence of the increasingly-popular home shopping craze with that of a certain other game show. show.

Three pairs of contestants competed in three separate minigames, always in this order:
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In case you haven't noticed yet, that "certain other game show" was most likely ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', but that's just the tip of the iceberg every round was followed by a "Bargain Shopper" segment, where the show magically turned into the Home Shopping Network (Oddly enough, HSN also had its own game show, ''The Home Shopping Game'', in syndication [[DuelingShows at the same time]], alongside the absolutely terrible ''Series/ShoppersCasino'') and offered viewers a chance to buy an item from the preceding round at a discount by calling the onscreen phone number.

Aside from the fact that it was three parts game show and two parts {{infomercial}}, ''Bargain Hunters'' wasn't really that good (Tomarken apparently went so far as to call it a "piece of shit"), and the fact that it got preempted several times by special reports about the Iran-Contra affairs didn't help its chances. The series ran from July 6-September 4, and was replaced by reruns of ''Series/MrBelvedere''.

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In case you haven't noticed yet, that "certain other game show" was most likely ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', but that's just the tip of the iceberg every round was followed by a "Bargain Shopper" segment, where the show magically turned into the Home Shopping Network (Oddly enough, HSN also had its own game show, ''The Home Shopping Game'', in syndication [[DuelingShows at the same time]], alongside the absolutely terrible ''Series/ShoppersCasino'') and offered viewers a chance to buy an item from the preceding round at a discount by calling the onscreen phone number.

Aside from the fact that it was three parts game show and two parts {{infomercial}}, ''Bargain Hunters'' wasn't really that good (Tomarken good, with Tomarken apparently went going so far as to call it a "piece of shit"), and shit". While the fact that series debuted on July 6, it got was preempted several times frequently during its first few weeks by special reports about coverage on the Iran-Contra affairs didn't help its chances. affairs, which meant it never really gained a foothold with viewers. The series ran from July 6-September show ended on September 4, and was replaced by reruns of ''Series/MrBelvedere''.



** StudioAudience
* ProductPlacement: ''Price'' has PromotionalConsideration in its prize descriptions pretty much by design, but they don't turn into QVC and give you a phone number to buy the items featured on the show! They've done HomeParticipationSweepstakes on their website with a similar concept, but its still nothing like this.



** ''Price'' has done two games prominently involving bargains Barker's Bargain Bar (now simply called Bargain Game) and $uper $aver. The bonus round of ''Hunters'' is very close to the latter, which involved picking four grocery items marked down to various degrees and trying to save a certain amount...except ''Hunters'' was competitive and didn't have a target amount.

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** ''Price'' has done two games prominently involving bargains bargains: Barker's Bargain Bar (now simply called Bargain Game) and $uper $aver. The bonus round of ''Hunters'' is very close to the latter, which involved picking four grocery items marked down to various degrees and trying to save a certain amount...amount, except ''Hunters'' was competitive and didn't have a target amount.



* ProductPlacement: ''Price'' has PromotionalConsideration in its prize descriptions pretty much by design, but they don't turn into QVC and give you a phone number to buy the items featured on the show! They've done HomeParticipationSweepstakes on their website with a similar concept, but its still nothing like this.
* RecycledSoundtrack: The music cue for the home shopping segments turned up again on ''The Last Word'', a Merrill Heatter word game from 1989.

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* ProductPlacement: ''Price'' has PromotionalConsideration in its prize descriptions pretty much by design, but they don't turn into QVC and give you a phone number to buy the items featured on the show! They've done HomeParticipationSweepstakes on their website {{Pilot}}: Taped May 28, 1987, with some different graphics and a similar concept, but its still nothing like this.
slightly different format for Bargain Quiz.
* RecycledSoundtrack: The music cue for the home shopping segments turned up again on ''The Last Word'', a Merrill short-lived Heatter word game from 1989.
12th Feb '16 3:41:40 PM Gimere
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* {{Expy}}: ''Price'' has done two games prominently involving bargains Barker's Bargain Bar (now simply called Bargain Game) and $uper $aver. The bonus round of ''Hunters'' is very close to the latter, which involved picking four grocery items marked down to various degrees and trying to save a certain amount...except ''Hunters'' was competitive and didn't have a target amount.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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''Price'' has done two games prominently involving bargains Barker's Bargain Bar (now simply called Bargain Game) and $uper $aver. The bonus round of ''Hunters'' is very close to the latter, which involved picking four grocery items marked down to various degrees and trying to save a certain amount...except ''Hunters'' was competitive and didn't have a target amount.
2nd Jan '16 3:09:04 PM Gimere
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Short-lived 1987 {{ABC}} GameShow created by MerrillHeatter and hosted by [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] which tried to combine the essence of the increasingly-popular home shopping craze with that of a certain other game show. Three pairs of contestants competed in three separate minigames, always in this order:

to:

Short-lived 1987 {{ABC}} Creator/{{ABC}} GameShow created by MerrillHeatter Creator/MerrillHeatter and hosted by [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] which tried to combine the essence of the increasingly-popular home shopping craze with that of a certain other game show. Three pairs of contestants competed in three separate minigames, always in this order:



* RecycledSoundtrack: The music cue for the home shopping segments turned up again on The Last Word, a MerrillHeatter word game from 1989.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: The music cue for the home shopping segments turned up again on The ''The Last Word, Word'', a MerrillHeatter Merrill Heatter word game from 1989.
27th Jun '15 8:14:21 PM Gimere
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Short-lived 1987 {{ABC}} GameShow created by MerrillHeatter and hosted by [[PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] which tried to combine the essence of the increasingly-popular home shopping craze with that of a certain other game show. Three pairs of contestants competed in three separate minigames, always in this order:

to:

Short-lived 1987 {{ABC}} GameShow created by MerrillHeatter and hosted by [[PressYourLuck [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] which tried to combine the essence of the increasingly-popular home shopping craze with that of a certain other game show. Three pairs of contestants competed in three separate minigames, always in this order:



In case you haven't noticed yet, that "certain other game show" was most likely ''ThePriceIsRight'', but that's just the tip of the iceberg every round was followed by a "Bargain Shopper" segment, where the show magically turned into the Home Shopping Network (Oddly enough, HSN also had its own game show, ''The Home Shopping Game'', in syndication [[DuelingShows at the same time]], alongside the absolutely terrible ''ShoppersCasino'') and offered viewers a chance to buy an item from the preceding round at a discount by calling the onscreen phone number.

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In case you haven't noticed yet, that "certain other game show" was most likely ''ThePriceIsRight'', ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', but that's just the tip of the iceberg every round was followed by a "Bargain Shopper" segment, where the show magically turned into the Home Shopping Network (Oddly enough, HSN also had its own game show, ''The Home Shopping Game'', in syndication [[DuelingShows at the same time]], alongside the absolutely terrible ''ShoppersCasino'') ''Series/ShoppersCasino'') and offered viewers a chance to buy an item from the preceding round at a discount by calling the onscreen phone number.



** And Bargain Trap? Hello, ''TriviaTrap''.

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** And Bargain Trap? Hello, ''TriviaTrap''.''Series/TriviaTrap''.
28th Apr '15 8:54:33 AM supersaver87
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* RecycledSoundtrack: The music cue for the home shopping segments turned up again on The Last Word, a MerrillHeatter word game from 1989.
8th Jun '13 5:34:26 PM Lirodon
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** And Bargain Trap? Hello, ''TriviaTrap''.
11th Mar '13 4:23:57 PM Lirodon
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* ProductPlacement: ''Price'' has PromotionalConsideration in its prize descriptions pretty much by design, but they don't turn into QVC and give you a phone number to buy prizes from the show. That said, the current Home Participation Sweepstakes ads mention "money-saving third-party offers" but never specify, and there have been special occasions where Drew does a "Everyone in the StudioAudience got this cool thing from that special guest; go to our website and you can enter to win one of your own" plug. But nothing quite like ''Hunters''.

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* ProductPlacement: ''Price'' has PromotionalConsideration in its prize descriptions pretty much by design, but they don't turn into QVC and give you a phone number to buy prizes from the show. That said, items featured on the current Home Participation Sweepstakes ads mention "money-saving third-party offers" but never specify, and there have been special occasions where Drew does a "Everyone in the StudioAudience got this cool thing from that special guest; go to our show! They've done HomeParticipationSweepstakes on their website and you can enter to win one of your own" plug. But with a similar concept, but its still nothing quite like ''Hunters''.this.
9th Feb '13 4:08:14 PM Lirodon
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In case you haven't noticed yet, Heatter was essentially ripping pages from ''ThePriceIsRight'', but that's just the tip of the iceberg every round was followed by a "Bargain Shopper" segment, where the show magically turned into the Home Shopping Network (Oddly enough, HSN also had its own game show, ''The Home Shopping Game'', in syndication [[DuelingShows at the same time]], alongside the absolutely terrible ''ShoppersCasino'') and offered viewers a chance to buy an item from the preceding round at a discount by calling the onscreen phone number.

to:

In case you haven't noticed yet, Heatter that "certain other game show" was essentially ripping pages from most likely ''ThePriceIsRight'', but that's just the tip of the iceberg every round was followed by a "Bargain Shopper" segment, where the show magically turned into the Home Shopping Network (Oddly enough, HSN also had its own game show, ''The Home Shopping Game'', in syndication [[DuelingShows at the same time]], alongside the absolutely terrible ''ShoppersCasino'') and offered viewers a chance to buy an item from the preceding round at a discount by calling the onscreen phone number.
3rd Feb '13 11:38:38 AM Lirodon
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In case you haven't noticed yet, Heatter was essentially ripping pages from ''ThePriceIsRight'', but that's just the tip of the iceberg every round was followed by a "Bargain Shopper" segment, where the show magically turned into the Home Shopping Network (Oddly enough, HSN also had its own game show, ''The Home Shopping Game'', in syndication [[DuelingShows at the same time]]) and offered viewers a chance to buy an item from the preceding round at a discount by calling the onscreen phone number.

to:

In case you haven't noticed yet, Heatter was essentially ripping pages from ''ThePriceIsRight'', but that's just the tip of the iceberg every round was followed by a "Bargain Shopper" segment, where the show magically turned into the Home Shopping Network (Oddly enough, HSN also had its own game show, ''The Home Shopping Game'', in syndication [[DuelingShows at the same time]]) time]], alongside the absolutely terrible ''ShoppersCasino'') and offered viewers a chance to buy an item from the preceding round at a discount by calling the onscreen phone number.
15th Jan '13 11:43:17 AM Lirodon
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In case you haven't noticed yet, Heatter was essentially doing a knockoff of ''ThePriceIsRight'', but that's just the tip of the iceberg every round was followed by a "Bargain Shopper" segment, where the show magically turned into the Home Shopping Network (which had its own game show, ''The Home Shopping Game'', in syndication at the same time) and offered viewers a chance to buy an item from the preceding round at a discount by calling the onscreen phone number.

to:

In case you haven't noticed yet, Heatter was essentially doing a knockoff of ripping pages from ''ThePriceIsRight'', but that's just the tip of the iceberg every round was followed by a "Bargain Shopper" segment, where the show magically turned into the Home Shopping Network (which (Oddly enough, HSN also had its own game show, ''The Home Shopping Game'', in syndication [[DuelingShows at the same time) time]]) and offered viewers a chance to buy an item from the preceding round at a discount by calling the onscreen phone number.
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