History Series / ThePriceIsRight

4th May '18 2:25:29 PM jayharrison
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** The most notable April Fools' Showcase in the Barker era (aside from 1975, in which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVSEuB9tvJI every prize got destroyed]], and 1999, which consisted entirely of toy cars... then three ''real'' Chevrolet Metros) was a "Bicentennial Salute" (a semi-regular Showcase theme that year) to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLxzZuqeiYU Dr. John Barrett Clapinger]], featuring such prizes as his books "The Clapinger Report" and "I'm OK and I Don't Give a Flying Fig Who You Are", a boring trip to Flushing, New York, a case of Athlete's Foot, and an autographed leg cast. The Showcase is then interrupted by two women claiming to be his wife, followed by an appearance by Clapinger himself (played by Roger Dobkowitz), who was thought to have disappeared, and then fled again after getting the women caught in the turntable. The real prize was a Cadillac Eldorado.

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** The most notable April Fools' Showcase in the Barker era (aside from 1975, in which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVSEuB9tvJI every prize got destroyed]], and 1999, which consisted entirely of toy cars... then three ''real'' Chevrolet Metros) was a "Bicentennial Salute" (a semi-regular Showcase theme that year) to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLxzZuqeiYU Dr. John Barrett Clapinger]], featuring such prizes as his books "The ''The Clapinger Report" Report'' and "I'm ''I'm OK and I Don't Give a Flying Fig Who You Are", Are'', a boring trip to Flushing, New York, a case of Athlete's Foot, and an autographed leg cast. The Showcase is then interrupted by two women claiming to be his wife, followed by an appearance by Clapinger himself (played by Roger Dobkowitz), who was thought to have disappeared, and then fled again after getting the women caught in the turntable. The real prize was a Cadillac Eldorado.



** In 2016, the show paid tribute to ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'''s "Spot the Mistakes" episodes by having hidden gags and abnormalities throughout the show, and inviting viewers to document them to enter a contest for a trip to Costa Rica. Among the more noticable ones were staff and cameras getting into shots, Money Game's board having boat symbols despite being played for a car, Cliff Hangers being literally renamed "Yodely Guy" (and the titular Guy facing in the other direction), commercial break bumpers using a different logo every time (cycling through those of other holiday and theme episodes), and the wheel's carpet going awol during the second Showcase Showdown (plus, in a more subtle change, the dollar space on the Wheel had a decimal point on the number, which had been [[MythologyGag removed in the 1980's.]]). The "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin Shocases]]" featured ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' footage playing on a laptop whilst promoting ''Price is Right'' episodes on CBS's website, and the second contestant's Showcase included [[spoiler:a year's supply of dandruff shampoo! Actually no, a new car.]]

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** In 2016, the show paid tribute to ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'''s "Spot the Mistakes" episodes by having hidden gags and abnormalities throughout the show, and inviting viewers to document them to enter a contest for a trip to Costa Rica. Among the more noticable ones were staff and cameras getting into shots, Money Game's board having boat symbols despite being played for a car, Cliff Hangers being literally renamed "Yodely Guy" (and the titular Guy facing in the other direction), commercial break bumpers using a different logo every time (cycling through those of other holiday and theme episodes), and the wheel's carpet going awol during the second Showcase Showdown (plus, in a more subtle change, the dollar space on the Wheel had a decimal point on the number, which had been [[MythologyGag removed in the 1980's.]]). The "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin Shocases]]" featured ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'' footage playing on a laptop whilst promoting ''Price is Right'' episodes on CBS's website, and the second contestant's Showcase included [[spoiler:a year's supply of dandruff shampoo! Actually Actually, no, a new car.]]]]
* ArcNumber: Barker's spiel about Range Game about how long the Rangefinder needed to be turned off started with random numbers, Bob would most often say "we can't start it again for 37 hours".



** It's "Hole in One.....''or Two!''"

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** It's "Hole in One.....One...''or Two!''"



** "Big Money Week"; a week of shows where one pricing game per-day is played for an [[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame absurdly large amount of money]] (such as Million-Dollar Plinko with a '''$200,000 space''')
** "Dream Car Week"; similar to Big Money Week, except with expensive sports or luxury cars.

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** "Big Money Week"; Week": a week of shows where one pricing game per-day is played for an [[AbsurdlyHighStakesGame absurdly large amount of money]] (such as Million-Dollar Plinko with a '''$200,000 space''')
** "Dream Car Week"; Week": similar to Big Money Week, except with expensive sports or luxury cars.



** "Pet Adoption Week"; normal episodes, except there is a short segment showcasing an animal from a Los Angeles shelter.

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** "Pet Adoption Week"; Week": normal episodes, except there is a short segment showcasing an animal from a Los Angeles Angeles-area shelter.



* PrettyInMink: Fur coats were often prizes until Bob Barker joined PETA. The last known appearance of one is in September 1981. The 70's nighttime version was especially fond of these thanks to its larger prize budget, to the point where only less than five of the 301 episodes of that run don't feature any, a major factor in why that run fell into obscurity. There was two playings of a prototype version of 1 Right Price early in Season 1 where ''three'' fur coats were offered! [[note]]Unlike the version of 1 Right Price introduced in the daytime version in 1975, the contestant only won the prize they correctly associated the price to. Also, while it's not certain whether that early version was specifically intended with fur coats in mind, those were the only type of prize it ever offered.[[/note]]

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* PrettyInMink: Fur coats were often prizes until Bob Barker joined PETA. The last known appearance of one is in September September, 1981. The 70's nighttime version was especially fond of these thanks to its larger prize budget, to the point where only less than five of the 301 episodes of that run don't feature any, a major factor in why that run fell into obscurity. There was two playings of a prototype version of 1 Right Price early in Season 1 where ''three'' fur coats were offered! [[note]]Unlike the version of 1 Right Price introduced in the daytime version in 1975, the contestant only won the prize they correctly associated the price to. Also, while it's not certain whether that early version was specifically intended with fur coats in mind, those were the only type of prize it ever offered.[[/note]]



** Bargain Game finally returned from its bus trip (with the name change and a redesigned set) on April 10, 2012, almost three and a half years after its last playing. Check Game came back on June 20, 2013 after ''four'' years with an updated prop (retrofitted with a new sign and LCD screen to replace the eggcrates) but much less actual checkwriting.
** Card Game made its return on May 14, 2014 after a two-year hiatus, with a snazzy new LCD screen and the game is now played near Contestant's Row.

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** Barker's Bargain Game Bar finally returned from its bus trip (with the name change "Bargain Game" and a redesigned set) on April 10, 2012, almost three and a half years after its last playing. Check Game came back on June 20, 2013 after ''four'' years with an updated prop (retrofitted with a new sign and LCD screen to replace the eggcrates) but much less actual checkwriting.
** Card Game made its return on May 14, 2014 after a two-year hiatus, with a snazzy new LCD screen and the game is now played near in front of Contestant's Row.



'''Contestant:''' Alakazam lift up the lid!
* {{Retraux}} A more version came with Season 44's opening "Decades Week", which was themed around each decade of ''Price'''s current run (70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's, and 2010's). Each day featured games premiering in that decade (or in the 2010's, refurbished for a few, and the brand new game Vend-O-Price), the audience dressing the part (although stereotypically, given that as mentioned, early ''Price'' was a more sterile affair), themed Showcases, showing a door design from that decade on the screen in the back of the audience, and changing the color of the new turntable walls to match said era. The 70's and 80's days had the most nods to the era, including classic music, Drew dressing like Bob Barker and performing his opening speech from the first episode of ''The New Price is Right'', playing Squeeze Play out on stage instead of on the turntable, prize manufacturer logos on cards instead of graphics, and so on. Even better? George Gray even got the closing plugs correctly on the 70's, 80's, and 90's days, correctly crediting them as "Mark Goodson- Bill Todman" and "Mark Goodson" productions. Then on the 90's day, the Cover Up wrong numbers RunningGag used logos of retired games.

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'''Contestant:''' Alakazam Alakazam, lift up the lid!
* {{Retraux}} {{Retraux}}: A more retro version came with Season 44's opening "Decades Week", which was themed around each decade of ''Price'''s current run (70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's, and 2010's). Each day featured games premiering in that decade (or in the 2010's, refurbished for a few, and the brand new game Vend-O-Price), the audience dressing the part (although stereotypically, given that as mentioned, early ''Price'' was a more sterile affair), themed Showcases, showing a door design from that decade on the screen in the back of the audience, and changing the color of the new turntable walls to match said era. The 70's and 80's days had the most nods to the era, including classic music, Drew dressing like Bob Barker and performing his opening speech from the first episode of ''The New Price is Right'', playing Squeeze Play out on stage instead of on the turntable, prize manufacturer logos on cards instead of graphics, and so on. Even better? George Gray even got the closing plugs correctly on the 70's, 80's, and 90's days, correctly crediting them as "Mark Goodson- Bill Todman" and "Mark Goodson" productions. Then on the 90's day, the Cover Up wrong numbers RunningGag used logos of retired games.



** "We can't start [Range Game] again for 37 hours." (For Barker's last few seasons, cue LaughTrack here.)

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** "We can't start [Range Game] again [[ArcNumber for 37 hours.hours]]." (For Barker's last few seasons, cue LaughTrack here.)



** Bob's fear of Samoan contestants, being that they were very excitable and much larger than he was(prompting them to manhandle him when they win).

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** Bob's fear of Samoan contestants, being that they were very excitable and much larger than he was(prompting was (prompting them to manhandle him when they win).



* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: The "Almighty Sound Effects Lady" whenever a contestant plays the One Away game. Said lady is never seen or heard. Technically, the show can drop the gimmick of the contestant trying to appease the sound effects lady and nothing would change, but the gimmick is used just for dramatic effect. And then the lady, Hope, left the show in 2013.

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* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: The "gentlemen" and "Almighty Sound Effects Lady" (from the Barker and Carey eras, respecitvely) whenever a contestant plays the One Away game. Said lady is never seen or heard. Technically, the show can drop the gimmick of the contestant trying to appease the sound effects lady and nothing would change, but the gimmick is used just for dramatic effect. And then the lady, Hope, left the show in 2013.
3rd May '18 7:33:21 PM Gimere
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*** Then there's the "I'm the biggest idiot on the face of the Earth" bids of five digits. While bids over $9,999 were originally non-displayable due to the primitive four-digit displays ("Eggcrate" from September 1972 to August 1975, and the remodeled "Sportstype" versions used from then until September 2009), the new LCD monitors installed for Season 38 (which emulate the appearance of the previous ones) can easily display bids higher than said amount. Now, will there ever be a day where a bid over $10,000 will actually make sense? [[spoiler:Yes, there was. October 9, 2017 saw a ''car'' be offered as a One Bid prize. Given that it was the first day of Dream Car Week.]] Of course, the new displays don't really help if someone bids '''$2,000,000'''.
** And then there's the occasional "I don't quite get the $1 bid concept" person who bids $1 when (s)he ''isn't'' in the last bidding position, allowing someone else to bid ''$2'' and take the prize if the higher bids are both over.

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*** Then there's the "I'm the biggest idiot on the face of the Earth" bids of five digits. While bids over $9,999 were originally non-displayable due to the primitive four-digit displays ("Eggcrate" from September 1972 to August 1975, and the remodeled "Sportstype" versions used from then until September 2009), the new LCD monitors installed for Season 38 (which emulate the appearance of the previous ones) can easily display bids higher than said amount. Now, will there ever be a day where a bid over $10,000 will actually make sense? [[spoiler:Yes, there was. [[labelnote:answer]]Yes. The October 9, 2017 episode (the first day of Dream Car Week) saw a ''car'' be offered as a One Bid prize. Given that it was the first day of Dream Car Week.]] prize.[[/labelnote]] Of course, the new displays don't really help if someone bids something ridiculous like '''$2,000,000'''.
** And then there's the occasional "I don't quite get the $1 bid concept" person contestant who bids $1 when (s)he ''isn't'' ''not'' in the last bidding position, allowing someone else to bid ''$2'' and take the prize if the higher bids are both over.
2nd May '18 1:50:19 AM jayharrison
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: During the Bob Barker run, he was absolutely ''frightened'' of Samoan contestants--especially women, [[https://youtu.be/IbjPNevN_Eo as seen here]].



* CanadaEh: Some members of the audience will wear shirts or other clothing to proclaim either that they are from Canada or that their nation loves ''Price.''

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* CanadaEh: Some members of the audience will wear shirts or other clothing to proclaim either that they are from Canada or that their nation loves ''Price.''''Price''.



* ElSpanishO: "El Cheapo", a term Bob used that referred to a card of less than $10 (e.g. cards valued from 01 to 09) whenever it appears on playing of Money Game. Contestants still still use the El Cheapo nickname to this day.



** From 1972 to 1987, Bob Barker would sign off with "Bob Barker saying goodbye, everybody!". Starting in 1987, Bob would remind viewers to "Help control the animal population. Have your pets spayed or neutered." On the November 11, 1994 episode, he accidentally began signing off with his ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'' catchphrase, ending up with "Bob Barker saying goodbye, and hoping all your... prices are right!"

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** From 1972 to 1987, Bob Barker would sign off with "Bob Barker saying goodbye, everybody!". everybody!" Starting in 1987, Bob would remind viewers to "Help control the animal population. Have your pets spayed or neutered." On the November 11, 1994 1994, episode, he accidentally began signing off with his ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'' catchphrase, ending up with "Bob Barker saying goodbye, and hoping all your... prices are right!"



** A Dutch version changed the signature catch phrase from "Come on down!" to "You're in the game!" What was the name of the channel it was broadcast on? ''Yorin.''

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** A Dutch version changed the signature catch phrase from "Come on down!" to "You're in the game!" What was the name of the channel it was broadcast on? ''Yorin.''''Yorin''.
26th Apr '18 7:42:14 AM costanton11
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** Also true of individual pricing games, many of which are discussed on [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness/GameShow the "Game Show" subpage]] of this trope.

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** Also true of individual pricing games, many of which are discussed on [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness/GameShow [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness/GameShows the "Game Show" subpage]] of this trope.
16th Mar '18 7:11:20 PM Market43Fan
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** One early example of this trope from [[https://youtu.be/T4EYvqMlyfk 1978]] involved Holly posing in this manner and later deciding to ShowSomeLeg. After the prize copy was read, Bob remarks that he wished he was [[HarsherInHindsight closer to the hot tub]] because it looked like Holly wasn't wearing any clothes.
9th Mar '18 7:42:00 PM Lirodon
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** A Dutch version changed the signature catch phrase from "Come on down!" to "You're in the game!" What was the name of the channel it was broadcast on? ''Yorin.''
28th Feb '18 8:20:18 AM Lirodon
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** One episode featured Creator/KathyGriffin making an appearance in the Showcases to plug the Grammys ([[ItMakesSenseInContext she's won in comedy categories]]). When there was a double overbid, they decided to give both contestants tickets to the show anyway.



* CrossPromotion ''Price'' has occasionally done cross-promotions for other CBS programming, typically by having actors or hosts appearing in a themed Showcase or elsewhere (such as, for instance, random cameos from ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' actors -- with Drew inevitably noting that they film "down the hall" from them, having Pauley Perrette and Brian Dietzen doing a Showcase to plug the 300th episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', and a "30 Years of CBS Daytime at #1" celebration). If CBS is broadcasting a special event soon, such as an awards show (typically the Grammy Awards or major sporting event, the show will inevitably bring it up in some way, if not use it as the basis for a special episode (such as a salute to Super Bowl 50, and the polarizing "College Rivals" format used to tie-in to NCAA March Madness).

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* CrossPromotion ''Price'' CrossPromotion: The show has occasionally done cross-promotions for other CBS programming, typically by having actors or hosts appearing in a themed Showcase or elsewhere (such as, for instance, random cameos from ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' actors -- with Drew inevitably noting that they film "down the hall" from them, having Pauley Perrette and Brian Dietzen doing a Showcase to plug the 300th episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', and a "30 Years of CBS Daytime at #1" celebration). If CBS is broadcasting a special event soon, such as an awards show soon (typically the Grammy Awards or a major sporting event, event), the show will inevitably bring it up in some way, if not use it as the basis for a special episode (such as a salute to Super Bowl 50, and the polarizing "College Rivals" format used to tie-in to coincide with the NCAA March Madness).basketball tournament). Expect tickets to said event to possibly be included as a bonus in a Showcase.
28th Feb '18 8:12:12 AM Lirodon
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* CrossPromotion ''Price'' has occasionally done cross-promotions for other CBS programming, typically by having actors or hosts appearing in a themed Showcase (such as, for instance, having Pauley Perrette and Brian Dietzen doing one to plug the 300th episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', and a "30 Years of CBS Daytime at #1" celebration). If CBS is broadcasting a special event soon, such as an awards show (typically the Grammy Awards or major sporting event, the show will inevitably bring it up in some way, if not use it as the basis for a special episode (such as a salute to Super Bowl 50, and the polarizing "College Rivals" format used to tie-in to NCAA March Madness).

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* CrossPromotion ''Price'' has occasionally done cross-promotions for other CBS programming, typically by having actors or hosts appearing in a themed Showcase or elsewhere (such as, for instance, random cameos from ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'' actors -- with Drew inevitably noting that they film "down the hall" from them, having Pauley Perrette and Brian Dietzen doing one a Showcase to plug the 300th episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', and a "30 Years of CBS Daytime at #1" celebration). If CBS is broadcasting a special event soon, such as an awards show (typically the Grammy Awards or major sporting event, the show will inevitably bring it up in some way, if not use it as the basis for a special episode (such as a salute to Super Bowl 50, and the polarizing "College Rivals" format used to tie-in to NCAA March Madness).
27th Feb '18 9:05:29 AM kablammin45
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** February 27, 2018: The poor contestant plays Hot Seat and guesses wrong on ''every item'', winning no money. [[ThrowTheDogABone Luckily]], she makes up for it afterwards by spinning a dollar on the Showcase Showdown, the only contestant to do so that episode.
26th Feb '18 11:06:36 PM Lirodon
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* CrossPromotion ''Price'' has occasionally done cross-promotions for other CBS programming, typically by having actors or hosts appearing in a themed Showcase (such as, for instance, having Pauley Perrette and Brian Dietzen doing one to plug the 300th episode of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', and a "30 Years of CBS Daytime at #1" celebration). If CBS is broadcasting a special event soon, such as an awards show (typically the Grammy Awards or major sporting event, the show will inevitably bring it up in some way, if not use it as the basis for a special episode (such as a salute to Super Bowl 50, and the polarizing "College Rivals" format used to tie-in to NCAA March Madness).
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