History WhatAnIdiot / ThePriceIsRight

5th Jun '17 9:02:10 AM Lirodon
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*** Repeated again on April 18, 2017, where a contestant bid $111, $666, and $420 on three consecutive prizes, with the $420 bid getting him up on stage. Subverted, however, by the fact that the contestant actually did quite well.

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*** Repeated again on April 18, 2017, where a contestant bid $111, $666, and $420 on three consecutive prizes, with the $420 bid getting him up on stage. Subverted, however, by the fact that the contestant actually did quite well.well, winning a car, and $10,000 on the Showcase Showdown.
18th Apr '17 8:53:36 PM Lirodon
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** Any ''five''-digit bid. The display was simply left blank until September 2009, when a new set of LCD displays allowed for five-digit bids to be shown. Probably the most egregious instance was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfV5R1P4F8c during the 25th-Anniversary Special]] (August 23, 1996), where it happened ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny right after they showed the lady that bid $9,000 on two surfboards!]]''

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** Any ''five''-digit bid. The display was simply left blank until September 2009, when a new set of LCD displays allowed for five-digit bids to be shown. Probably the most egregious instance was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfV5R1P4F8c during the 25th-Anniversary Special]] (August 23, 1996), where it happened ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''[[TemptingFate right after they showed the lady that bid $9,000 on two surfboards!]]''
18th Apr '17 8:52:23 PM Lirodon
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*** Repeated again on April 18, 2017, where a contestant bid $111, $666, and $420 on three consecutive prizes. However, the $420 bid won, and then the contestant proceeded to win a car on Card Game, and then win the Showcase Showdown with a dollar and $10,000 on a bonus spin.

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*** Repeated again on April 18, 2017, where a contestant bid $111, $666, and $420 on three consecutive prizes. However, prizes, with the $420 bid won, and then getting him up on stage. Subverted, however, by the fact that the contestant proceeded to win a car on Card Game, and then win the Showcase Showdown with a dollar and $10,000 on a bonus spin.actually did quite well.
18th Apr '17 8:26:56 PM Lirodon
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*** Repeated again on April 18, 2017, where a contestant bid $111, $666, and $420 on three consecutive prizes. However, the $420 bid won, and then the contestant proceeded to win Card Game, win the Showcase Showdown with a dollar and $10,000 on a bonus spin.

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*** Repeated again on April 18, 2017, where a contestant bid $111, $666, and $420 on three consecutive prizes. However, the $420 bid won, and then the contestant proceeded to win a car on Card Game, and then win the Showcase Showdown with a dollar and $10,000 on a bonus spin.
18th Apr '17 4:54:22 PM ANTMuddle
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* May 28, 1990: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyMLhXR6Jys This]] One Away contestant (and her friend in the audience) believed that a Lincoln Mark VII luxury car cost $12,000. She was the first, and perhaps the only contestant to play One Away and not get a single number right (which disqualified her from the second chance, since all the numbers at this point would reveal the correct price).

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* May 28, 1990: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyMLhXR6Jys This]] One Away contestant (and her friend in the audience) believed that a Lincoln Mark VII luxury car cost $12,000. She was According to the first, and perhaps crew, she wasn't the only first contestant to play One Away and not get a single number right (which disqualified her from the second chance, since all the numbers at this point would reveal the correct price).
18th Apr '17 8:49:21 AM Lirodon
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*** Repeated again on April 18, 2017, where a contestant bid $111, $666, and $420 on three consecutive prizes. However, the $420 bid won, and then the contestant proceeded to win Card Game, win the Showcase Showdown with a dollar and $10,000 on a bonus spin.
7th Apr '17 4:34:40 PM nombretomado
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When you've been on for as long as ''ThePriceIsRight'' has, you're bound to get a few [[WhatAnIdiot morons]]. Not knowing the "tricks" to the games is excusable enough, but some players go the extra mile and forget [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny what the host just told them]] (which can be chalked up to TV nervousness and the fact that there are [usually] fabulous prizes on the line, but that's not going to stop us from making fun of you here).

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When you've been on for as long as ''ThePriceIsRight'' ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' has, you're bound to get a few [[WhatAnIdiot morons]]. Not knowing the "tricks" to the games is excusable enough, but some players go the extra mile and forget [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny what the host just told them]] (which can be chalked up to TV nervousness and the fact that there are [usually] fabulous prizes on the line, but that's not going to stop us from making fun of you here).
30th Mar '17 8:05:43 AM Lirodon
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* November 23, 2016: The contestant overbids dramatically on a $26 wine opener in Cliff Hangers. This moment is only redeemed by the fact that Yodely Guy's one-off chef outfit (in anticipation of Thanksgiving, the show had prizes and Showcases presented by celebrity chefs that week) [[SpecialEffectsFailure made him get stuck against the ceiling of the board because it was too tall to go over the edge]].

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* November 23, 2016: The contestant overbids dramatically on a $26 wine opener in Cliff Hangers. This moment is only redeemed by the fact that Plus, Yodely Guy's one-off chef outfit (in anticipation of Thanksgiving, Guy [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking gets stuck against the show had prizes and Showcases presented by celebrity chefs that week) top of the board]] instead of going over the edge [[SpecialEffectsFailure made him get stuck against the ceiling of the board because it his special chef outfit was too tall tall]], prompting Drew to go over the edge]].just flick him off instead.
21st Feb '17 6:50:40 PM Lirodon
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* November 23, 2016: The contestant overbids dramatically on a $26 wine opener in Cliff Hangers. This moment is only redeemed by the fact that Yodely Guy'a one-off chef outfit (in anticipation of Thanksgiving, the show had prizes and Showcases presented by celebrity chefs that week) [[SpecialEffectsFailure made him too tall to go over the edge because he gets stuck against the board's frame.]].

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* November 23, 2016: The contestant overbids dramatically on a $26 wine opener in Cliff Hangers. This moment is only redeemed by the fact that Yodely Guy'a Guy's one-off chef outfit (in anticipation of Thanksgiving, the show had prizes and Showcases presented by celebrity chefs that week) [[SpecialEffectsFailure made him get stuck against the ceiling of the board because it was too tall to go over the edge because he gets stuck against the board's frame.]].edge]].
10th Feb '17 2:05:46 PM cornycrunch
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** Bids of $420 or ''anything'' containing "69" are frowned upon. Both ''are'' excusable under certain conditions (the highest bid is $419 or $''x''68), but doing it just for the sake of being "clever" is a one-way path to infamy. A contestant on the May 20, 2008 show managed to do this throughout the 'entire episode' -- earning that episode the distinction of being forbidden to ever be rerun.

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** Bids of $420 or ''anything'' containing "69" are frowned upon. Both ''are'' excusable under certain conditions (the highest bid is $419 or $''x''68), but doing it just for the sake of being "clever" is a one-way path to infamy. A contestant on the May 20, 2008 show managed to do this throughout the 'entire episode' ''entire episode'' -- earning that episode the distinction of being forbidden to ever be rerun.
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