History Trivia / ThePriceIsRight

20th Jul '17 9:56:11 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.
24th Jun '17 7:23:05 PM KoopaKid17
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: As awesome as the 1972 theme song and the 1972-2007 set are, you ''know'' they both just ''screamed'' 1970s. This is also averted in the sense that the show, and the set and the beloved theme song as well, has lasted ''way beyond'' the 1970s.

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As awesome as the 1972 theme song and the 1972-2007 set are, you ''know'' they both just ''screamed'' 1970s. This is also averted in the sense that the show, and the set and the beloved theme song as well, has lasted ''way beyond'' the 1970s.1970s.
** Some retired pricing games fall into this category.
*** Poker Game got hit with this hard in its later years. The game was based on five-card stud which was popular around the time it was introduced. By the [[TurnOfTheMillennium mid-2000s decade]], Texas hold 'em had eclipsed draw as the most popular form of poker. Coupled with the game's inability to offer huge prizes, Poker Game had become an outdated relic.
*** Walk of Fame is an inflation example. It was retired because rising prices were increasing its difficulty.
7th Apr '17 7:32:03 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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*** Long-forgotten clips and episodes still turn up from time to time by way of contestants or collectors, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjOMs5t83Ik the debut of Double Bullseye]] (September 19, 1972); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vps0g9H5UFk audio of Johnny Olson's audience warmup before #1685D]] (show aired November 21, 1975); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LPA3rFl2nk parts of cameraman Rick Tanzi's last show]] (February 25, 1976); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fJE1XfpmCo slate, partial opening, and various clips including Card Game]] (December 27, 1976); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugn3wRr7UWg partial opening, most of Segment 3, and part of Showcase Showdown #1]] (1977-78, with red walls on Big Wheel but yellow squares); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJpO9d4jMgE Three Strikes and a Showcase Showdown]] (1978, post-yellow squares); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVuVhq8gcVY an opening]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISw1ZqbIkGg Three Strikes, and Showcase Showdown #2 through credits]] (1978, post-yellow squares); and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20v2y1Uu37A the slate and intro from #4904D]] (April 28, 1983).

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*** Long-forgotten clips and episodes still turn up from time to time by way of contestants or collectors, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjOMs5t83Ik the debut of Double Bullseye]] (September 19, 1972); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vps0g9H5UFk audio of Johnny Olson's audience warmup before #1685D]] (show aired November 21, 1975); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LPA3rFl2nk parts of cameraman Rick Tanzi's last show]] (February 25, 1976); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fJE1XfpmCo slate, partial opening, and various clips including Card Game]] Game (December 27, 1976); 1976 -- link is unfortunately dead); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugn3wRr7UWg partial opening, most of Segment 3, and part of Showcase Showdown #1]] (1977-78, with red walls on Big Wheel but yellow squares); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJpO9d4jMgE Three Strikes and a Showcase Showdown]] (1978, post-yellow squares); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVuVhq8gcVY an opening]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISw1ZqbIkGg Three Strikes, and Showcase Showdown #2 through credits]] (1978, post-yellow squares); and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20v2y1Uu37A the slate and intro from #4904D]] (April 28, 1983).



*** Surfacing in December 2011, how about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjB_AYTgE5w a master copy]] of the Season 35 premiere?
*** And surfacing in July 2012, how about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX35wivlucE a perfect-quality master copy]] of the 1972 premiere?

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*** Surfacing in December 2011, how about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjB_AYTgE5w a master copy]] Master copies of certain episodes have surfaced, such as the Season 35 premiere?
*** And surfacing
premiere in December 2011 and the Season 1 premiere in July 2012, how about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX35wivlucE a perfect-quality master copy]] of 2012. Unfortunately, the 1972 premiere?original YouTube uploads have since vanished.
13th Mar '17 2:28:09 PM themisterfree
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** In 1996 Creator/PaulAlter got his second Emmy award for his involvement with the show.
9th Mar '17 5:21:31 AM shayaweinberger
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** In 1996 Creator/PaulAlter got his second Emmy award for his involvement with the show.
3rd Mar '17 9:16:55 AM themisterfree
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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.

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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.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.
21st Feb '17 7:50:31 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. 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.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.
18th Feb '17 5:03:54 AM Scalondragon
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** Back to host speculation: when Creator/{{CBS}} expressed interest in doing a daytime revival in 1972, Bud Grant picked Bob Barker to host...except Bob didn't want any part of the show, feeling it could be produced better and wanting to do one of the quizzes CBS was also picking up for Fall '72 (''Series/{{Gambit}}'' or ''Series/TheJokersWild'') instead.

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** Back to host speculation: when Creator/{{CBS}} expressed interest in doing a daytime revival in 1972, Bud Grant picked Bob Barker to host...except Bob didn't want any part of the show, feeling it could be produced better and wanting to do one of the quizzes CBS was also picking up for Fall '72 (''Series/{{Gambit}}'' or ''Series/TheJokersWild'') instead. Grant however, argued, ”Barker, you will do Price because those other two shows are good, solid game shows that require a traffic cop to run them, and you’re not a cop. You have far more talent!”
1st Jan '17 1:47:43 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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*** Similarly, Tom Bergeron (''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'', ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'') claims in his autobiography that CBS offered him the job at one point, but he didn't want to relocate from his home base in the NYC metro area. CBS then discussed ''relocating the entire show to New York'' just for him, but he said he didn't want to uproot the show's longtime staff.

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*** Similarly, Tom Bergeron (''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'', ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'') claims in his autobiography that CBS offered him the job at one point, but he didn't want to relocate from his home base in the NYC metro area. CBS then discussed ''relocating the entire show to New York'' just for him, but he said he didn't want to uproot the show's longtime staff. The fact that CBS was willing to relocate the show for Bergeron, but not for O'Donnell, shows how much they were enthusiastic about having him as host.
21st Dec '16 1:17:30 PM WarioBarker
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** People often refer to the bidding portion as "Contestant's Row", "Item Up For Bid", or aren't even aware it has a name; the proper title for the bidding game is "One Bid" (to be fair, this wasn't largely known until after Barker retired).

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** People often refer to the bidding portion as "Contestant's Row", "Item Up For Bid", Bids", or aren't even aware it has a name; the proper title for the bidding game is "One Bid" (to be fair, this wasn't largely known until after Barker retired).



** Dennis James. Despite spending the first five years alongside Barker, helping to cement the show's popularity among those who were not able to watch the daytime version, GSN never aired any of his nighttime run. The official reason, given by on-air host Laura Chambers, was that the network felt it pointless since less than 50 episodes did ''not'' contain a fur coat/stole; the real number, according to former ''Price'' staffer Scott Robinson in his findings from the show's archives about the 1972-80 nighttime version, is at most '''five'''! Ouch -- no wonder GSN didn't bother! In 1997, a James-hosted episode aired (twice!) in tribute following his death, albeit a daytime one (originally aired December 25, 1974) where he was substituting for Barker.

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** Dennis James. Despite spending the first five years alongside Barker, helping to cement the show's revival's popularity among those who were not able to watch the daytime version, GSN never aired any of his nighttime run. run (or any of Barker's three nighttime seasons, for that matter). The official reason, given by on-air host Laura Chambers, was that the network felt it pointless since less than 50 episodes did ''not'' contain a fur coat/stole; the real number, number of non-fur shows, according to former ''Price'' staffer Scott Robinson in his findings from the show's archives about the 1972-80 nighttime version, is at most '''five'''! Ouch -- no wonder GSN didn't bother! In 1997, GSN aired a James-hosted episode aired (twice!) in tribute following his death, albeit a daytime one (originally aired December 25, 1974) where he was substituting for Barker.



** Dennis James, who had been picked for the revival long before CBS (and as a result, Barker) got involved. It says volumes when Doug Davidson, who did just 80 episodes across half a season, is better-known for hosting ''Price'' amongst those under the age of about 40 or so (excluding die-hard game show fans) that a guy who did 200 episodes across five seasons.

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** Dennis James, who had been picked for the revival long before CBS (and as a result, Barker) got involved. It says volumes when Doug Davidson, who did just 80 episodes across half a season, is better-known for hosting ''Price'' amongst those under the age of about 40 or so (excluding die-hard game show fans) that than a guy who did 200 episodes across five seasons.
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