History Trivia / ThePriceIsRight

15th Feb '18 3:13:46 PM Twentington
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** Creator/FremantleMedia staffer Mandel Ilagan, the creator of the pricing game ''½ Off'', was the founder of the newsgroup alt.tv.game-shows and a contestant on ''Series/MatchGame'' in 1998 before Fremantle hired him in the early 2000s (he hosted the final rehearsal game of ''Series/{{Whammy}}'' ang gave the rules ''from memory''); nowadays he frequently hangs out with fellow promoted fanboy John Ricci and his group of game-show related people, including Randy West and even Wink Martindale; both also worked on ''Series/ScrabbleShowdown'' on Creator/TheHub.

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** Creator/FremantleMedia staffer Mandel Ilagan, the creator of the pricing game ''½ Off'', was the founder of the newsgroup alt.tv.game-shows and a contestant on ''Series/MatchGame'' in 1998 before Fremantle hired him in the early 2000s (he hosted the final rehearsal game of ''Series/{{Whammy}}'' ang and gave the rules ''from memory''); nowadays he frequently hangs out with fellow promoted fanboy John Ricci and his group of game-show related people, including Randy West and even Wink Martindale; both also worked on ''Series/ScrabbleShowdown'' on Creator/TheHub.
15th Feb '18 2:56:35 PM Twentington
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* RealSongThemeTune:
** The Cliff Hangers music is an actual yodeling song ("On the Franches Mountains") by a Swiss group called the Jura Orchestra, and the theme from ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' was formerly used in Safe Crackers.
** In the early 1980s, the original version of the ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' and a disco version of ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' would be featured in the "Time Capsule" Showcases.
** The 1956-61 theme "Sixth Finger Tune", which was used in a show called "Six Fingers For A Five-Fingered Glove".
** The "Dr John Berret Clappinger" showcase mentioned above (see AprilFoolsDay) featured an instrumental version of the song "The Lees of Virginia" from the Broadway Show and Movie ''1776''.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM5rjOUuUPk The Bean Stalker]], used to introduce cars, could be argued to be an instrumental disco version of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvmeEyVd5w8 Chicago's "I'm a Man"]].
15th Feb '18 12:26:06 PM Vahanisback
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*** Wink Martindale posted clips from #002N (taped August 27, 1972, along with #001N), officially confirming that the syndicated tapings came after the CBS ones, despite the nighttime version having been planned first, and that both editions premiered a week apart. By the time the nighttime show premiered, five nighttime episodes (not counting the unaired #003N) were in the can.

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*** Wink Martindale posted clips from #002N (taped August 27, 1972, along with #001N), officially confirming that the syndicated tapings came after the CBS ones, despite the nighttime version having been planned first, and that both editions premiered a week apart. By the time the nighttime show premiered, five nighttime episodes (not counting the unaired #003N) were in the can.
6th Feb '18 12:16:56 PM themisterfree
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*** Marc Summers (''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'', ''[[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon What Would You Do]]'') never even got a chance to audition, with CBS never giving Roger a reason[[note]] it seems someone at CBS has some sort of grudge against him- he also got kicked out of the King World/Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision pilot ''Combination Lock'' around the same time, replaced by [[Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords Ty Treadway]]; the pilot, intended to be together with a reboot of ''Series/TheJokersWild'', didn't end up going to series[[/note]]. Then-announcer Rich Fields never got an audition, either, but that was because Fremantle was planning to kick him out after Season 35.

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*** Marc Summers (''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'', ''[[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon What Would You Do]]'') never even got a chance to audition, with CBS never giving Roger a reason[[note]] it seems someone at CBS has some sort of grudge against him- reason; Summers himself revealed in [[http://art19.com/shows/never-not-funny/episodes/4dea572a-83f6-4bb9-ab69-dbbc03258b55 an interview]] (starting around 1:13:50) that basically, neither ''CBS or Fremantle knew who he was!''[[note]]he also got kicked out of the King World/Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision pilot ''Combination Lock'' around the same time, replaced by [[Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords Ty Treadway]]; the pilot, intended to be together with a reboot of ''Series/TheJokersWild'', didn't end up going to series[[/note]].series; it's not certain but replacing him on that pilot may have had something to do with this[[/note]]. Then-announcer Rich Fields never got an audition, either, but that was because Fremantle was planning to kick him out after Season 35.
14th Jan '18 1:19:22 PM KoopaKid17
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** On December 17, 2003, Bob accidentally reversed the order of the Eazy Az 1 2 3 blocks, telling the contestant to put "1" on the most expensive prize and "3" on the least expensive. The contestant won with the changed rules.
29th Dec '17 6:01:59 PM KoopaKid17
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** Coming or Going was going to be called Coming & Going.
** Gallery Game was in development as Masterpiece.
28th Dec '17 2:47:54 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** An early pricing game known as "Bullseye" is usually referred to by fans as "Bullseye I" or "Bullseye '72" (the year it debuted), with the current Bullseye unofficially called "Bullseye II" or "Bullseye '76". Similarly, the original Balance Game is generally referred to as "Balance Game '84" while the current one is called "Balance Game '06".

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** An early pricing game known as "Bullseye" is usually referred to by fans as "Bullseye I" or "Bullseye '72" (the year it debuted), debuted) [[note]](the official website used to call it "Old Bullseye" back in the late 1990s)[[/note]], with the current Bullseye unofficially called "Bullseye II" or "Bullseye '76". Similarly, the original Balance Game is generally referred to as "Balance Game '84" while the current one is called "Balance Game '06".
27th Dec '17 10:08:53 AM KoopaKid17
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** Retired pricing games are often this to the staff, most notably Telephone Game which was "lame" according to Roger Dobkowitz. Buy or Sell, Give or Keep and Joker also got this treatment from the staff; it's worth mentioning that those three games all managed to survive at least thirteen years in the rotation before they were suddenly placed on the chopping block.

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** Retired pricing games are often this to the staff, most notably the short-lived Telephone Game which was "lame" according to Roger Dobkowitz. Buy or Sell, Give or Keep and Joker were also got this treatment from disliked by many of the staff; it's worth mentioning that those production staff, although all three games all managed to survive lasted at least thirteen years each in the rotation before they were suddenly placed on the chopping block.rotation.
26th Dec '17 10:11:39 AM KoopaKid17
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** Retired pricing games are often this to the staff, most notably Telephone Game which was "lame" according to Roger Dobkowitz. Buy or Sell, Give or Keep and Joker also got this treatment from the staff; It's worth mentioning that those three games all managed to survive at least thirteen years in the rotation before they were suddenly placed on the chopping block.

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** Retired pricing games are often this to the staff, most notably Telephone Game which was "lame" according to Roger Dobkowitz. Buy or Sell, Give or Keep and Joker also got this treatment from the staff; It's it's worth mentioning that those three games all managed to survive at least thirteen years in the rotation before they were suddenly placed on the chopping block.
26th Dec '17 10:08:12 AM KoopaKid17
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*** Had Dobkowitz not been fired at the end of Season 36, Give or Keep would have been brought back in the rotation in Season 38.
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