History Series / ThePriceIsRight

9th Mar '17 3:38:13 AM shayaweinberger
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[[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]] GameShow originating in 1956 with Creator/BillCullen as host, asking four contestants to look at a prize and guess its actual retail price; whichever contestant got the closest without overbidding won the prize. This format ran in daytime and nighttime on Creator/{{NBC}}, later Creator/{{ABC}}, from 1956-65 (moving to the latter in September 1963). The show was pastiched in a famous episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''.

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[[Creator/MarkGoodson Goodson-Todman]] GameShow originating in 1956 with Creator/BillCullen as host, host and directed by Creator/PaulAlter, asking four contestants to look at a prize and guess its actual retail price; whichever contestant got the closest without overbidding won the prize. This format ran in daytime and nighttime on Creator/{{NBC}}, later Creator/{{ABC}}, from 1956-65 (moving to the latter in September 1963). The show was pastiched in a famous episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''.
3rd Mar '17 8:36:59 AM themisterfree
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** On a couple of 1986 Showcases regarding Martians, a knockoff version of the iconic ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme was used [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3yIatLqj0w&t=2m17s during the prize descriptions.]]

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** On a couple of 1986 Showcases regarding Martians, a knockoff version of the iconic ''Series/DoctorWho'' theme was used [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3yIatLqj0w&t=2m17s com/watch?v=e6N0EEH8Gi0 during the prize descriptions.]]
2nd Mar '17 4:15:50 PM Aspie1987
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** Subverted by the retired Telephone Game, whose second half involved finding the price of a (four-digit) car by choosing from three options. Two of the options were actually the prices of three-digit small prizes, with cents rounded to the nearest tenth of a dollar.

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** Subverted by the retired Telephone Game, whose second half involved finding the price of a (four-digit) car by choosing from three options. Two of the options were actually the prices of three-digit two-digit small prizes, with the decimal point between dollars and cents rounded to the nearest tenth of a dollar.omitted.
2nd Mar '17 4:07:58 PM Aspie1987
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*** '''1956-60:''' The first sweepstakes singled out all exact bids on the Showcase, with ties broken through a bid-off on one of the Showcase prizes. In late 1960, an extra bonus was added for the rest of the run where the Showcase winner would be flown to New York to be a contestant on the show. Ties (which this version had plenty of) were broken by the tied players sending a telegram with the price of a particular item from the Showcase, which continued until the tie was broken [[note]](it is not known what happened if the tie remained after all items in the Showcase had been used for the telegrams)[[/note]]. Unfortunately, perfect bid ties got far too plentiful (one nighttime Showcase in 1958 had '''14''' perfect bids), and so the format was changed...

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*** '''1956-60:''' The first sweepstakes singled out all exact bids on the Showcase, with ties broken through a bid-off on one of the Showcase prizes. In late 1960, an extra bonus was added for the rest of the run where the Showcase winner would be flown to New York to be a contestant on the show. Ties (which this version had plenty of) were broken by the tied players sending a telegram with the price of a particular item from the Showcase, which continued until the tie was broken [[note]](it is not known what happened if the tie remained after all items in the Showcase had been used for the telegrams)[[/note]]. Unfortunately, perfect bid ties got far too plentiful (one nighttime Showcase in 1958 had '''14''' perfect bids, and another in 1959 had '''62''' perfect bids), and so the format was changed...
2nd Mar '17 4:01:31 PM Aspie1987
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** The "contestants not appearing on stage" prizes (for those who get called down but don't make it out of Contestants' Row), always plugged before the second Showcase Showdown. In Season 41, the plug was ousted and the consolation prize became an unstated $500.

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** The "contestants not appearing on stage" prizes (for those who get called down but don't make it out of Contestants' Row), always plugged before the second Showcase Showdown. In Season 41, the plug was ousted and the consolation prize became an unstated $500.$300.
2nd Mar '17 3:56:48 PM Aspie1987
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* ConfettiDrop: When someone wins $1,000,000 on the primetime specials, or $100,000 on Pay the Rent. Balloons were also released at the end of the Season 35 premiere (which, coincidentally, ended with a contestant winning both Showcases and setting the then-current winnings record for the daytime version [[note]]it's now the second highest win[[/note]]).

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* ConfettiDrop: When someone wins $1,000,000 on the primetime specials, or $100,000 on Pay the Rent. Balloons were also released at the end of the Season 35 premiere (which, coincidentally, ended with a contestant winning both Showcases and setting the then-current winnings record for the daytime version [[note]]it's now the second fourth highest win[[/note]]).
21st Feb '17 6:47:07 PM Lirodon
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** Time is Money, meanwhile, made its triumphant return after a staggering ''ten years'', with its rules and set design completely overhauled. The core game is the same (two timed periods to sort six grocery items into price ranges), but the second chance changed to a Bonkers-like "guess, dash, test, repeat until correct" cycle with the $20,000 grand prize steadily draining itself.

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** Time is Money, meanwhile, made its triumphant return after a staggering ''ten years'', with its rules and set design completely overhauled. The core game is the same (two timed periods to sort six grocery items into price ranges), but now it's played for $20,000, and the second chance changed to a Bonkers-like "guess, dash, test, repeat until correct" cycle is now TrialAndErrorGameplay with the $20,000 grand prize steadily draining itself.away.
21st Feb '17 8:07:49 AM Lirodon
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** Creator/JackBlack's Celebrity Week appearance in 2017, one of the games played was Danger Price -- whose board happens to be covered in [[Series/SesameStreet glorious octagons with eight stunning angles]].

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** During Creator/JackBlack's Celebrity Week appearance in 2017, one of the games played was Danger Price -- whose board happens to be covered in [[Series/SesameStreet glorious octagons with eight stunning angles]].angles]]. It was either a subtle nod, or completely coincidental.
20th Feb '17 10:17:04 AM Lirodon
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** Creator/JackBlack's Celebrity Week appearance in 2017, one of the games played was Danger Price -- whose board happens to be covered in [[Series/SesameStreet glorious octagons with eight stunning angles]].
18th Feb '17 4:23:33 PM KoopaKid17
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** On February 26, 1988, a collection of books was offered as an item up for bids, among them ''The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows''. Bob notices he's not on the cover, snatches the book and spikes it down in disgust.

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** On February 26, 1988, a collection of books was offered as an item up for bids, among them ''The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows''. Bob notices he's not on the cover, snatches the book and spikes throws it down away in disgust.
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