History Trivia / ThePriceIsRight

14th Oct '17 11:47:30 PM Twentington
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** This happened several times in the announcer's booth:
*** Creator/PhilHartman supposedly auditioned for the role but never made it to air.
*** What would have happened had Bob Hilton said "Yes" to being Johnny Olson's replacement, given how iconic Rod Roddy later became?
*** ...and what would've happened had Bob Barker's desire to hire Art Sanders on the spot gone through?



** After Johnny Olson's death, Bob Hilton almost got the announcing job, but turned it down to host two unsold pilots. Hilton retired from game shows at a fairly young age of 48 in 1991; who knows how long he could've stayed in the biz had he gotten the nod?

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** After Johnny Olson's death, Bob Hilton almost got the announcing job, but turned it down to host two unsold pilots. Hilton retired from game shows at a fairly young age of 48 in 1991; who knows how long he could've stayed in the biz had he gotten the nod?nod? Would he have become as iconic as Rod Roddy was?
14th Oct '17 11:46:25 PM Twentington
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** This happened several times in the announcer's booth:
*** Creator/PhilHartman supposedly auditioned for the role but never made it to air.
*** What would have happened had Bob Hilton said "Yes" to being Johnny Olson's replacement, given how iconic Rod Roddy later became?
*** ...and what would've happened had Bob Barker's desire to hire Art Sanders on the spot gone through?
10th Oct '17 5:46:32 PM nombretomado
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** One of the things keeping ''Price'' off {{GSN}} and out of DVD retailers is Barker's refusal to greenlight shows that offered fur coats as prizes (although GSN screwed up, not once but ''three times'', and aired an episode with a fur). There are certain other episodes Barker won't greenlight, some of which contain his abandoned habit of letting women pull the $100 perfect bid bonus out of his pocket by themselves.

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** One of the things keeping ''Price'' off {{GSN}} Creator/{{GSN}} and out of DVD retailers is Barker's refusal to greenlight shows that offered fur coats as prizes (although GSN screwed up, not once but ''three times'', and aired an episode with a fur). There are certain other episodes Barker won't greenlight, some of which contain his abandoned habit of letting women pull the $100 perfect bid bonus out of his pocket by themselves.
14th Sep '17 9:18:43 AM kablammin45
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*** At least one episode has a UsefulNotes/WiiU up for bid on Contestant's Row misidentified as a (Nintendo) Wii. (Most other episodes featuring a Wii U as a prize have the console named correctly, though, so it's likely that this was just an honest mistake on George Gray's part.)
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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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: UnintentionalPeriodPiece:
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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.
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