History WhatAnIdiot / ThePriceIsRight

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.
10th Feb '17 2:05:27 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.

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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.
30th Dec '16 9:26:03 AM Lirodon
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* April 12, 2016: A contestant playing Cliff Hangers on its 40th anniversary special was at 25 after two items. Needing to get the third prize, an ice crusher, exactly right to win, she guessed ''$80'' and lost. Not to be outdone, the same contestant had to ask the audience for advice after spinning ''five cents'' in the Showcase Showdown.

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* April 12, 2016: A contestant playing Cliff Hangers on its 40th anniversary special was at 25 after two items. Needing to get the third prize, an ice crusher, exactly right to win, she guessed ''$80'' and lost. Not to be outdone, the same contestant had to ask the audience for advice after spinning ''five cents'' in the Showcase Showdown. Making matters worse, they were also celebrating the 40th anniversary of the game's original debut.
23rd Nov '16 8:28:54 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'a one-off chef outfit (in anticipation of Thanksgiving, the show had prizes and Showcases presented by celebrity chefs that week) [[SpecialEffectsFailure made him become stuck at the top of the board because it made him too tall]].

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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 become stuck at too tall to go over the top of the board edge because it made him too tall]].he gets stuck against the board's frame.]].
23rd Nov '16 8:26:58 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'a one-off chef outfit (in anticipation of Thanksgiving, the show had prizes and Showcases presented by celebrity chefs that week) [[SpecialEffectsFailure made him become stuck at the top of the board because it made him too tall]].
22nd Nov '16 12:50:23 PM MeltingPotOfFriendship
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* November 7, 2016: A contestant playing Check Game for a trip to Vancouver writes a check for only ''$400''. What makes it even worse was that he prevented a perfect show.

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* November 7, 2016: A contestant playing Check Game for a trip to Vancouver writes a check for only ''$400''.'''$400'''. What makes it even worse was that he prevented a perfect show.
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22nd Nov '16 12:44:34 PM MeltingPotOfFriendship
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* November 7, 2016: A contestant playing Check Game for a trip to Vancouver writes a check for only ''$400''. What makes it even worse was that he prevented a perfect show.
31st Oct '16 10:36:52 AM Lirodon
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October 31, 2016: A playing of Check-Out is ''close'', but the contestant says a medicated back pain patch is ''$2''. It was actually $8, and the final total was under by around $5.

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* October 31, 2016: A playing of Check-Out is ''close'', but the contestant says a medicated back pain patch is ''$2''. It was actually $8, and the final total was under by around $5.
31st Oct '16 10:36:23 AM Lirodon
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October 31, 2016: A playing of Check-Out is ''close'', but the contestant says a medicated back pain patch is ''$2''. It was actually $8, and the final total was under by around $5.
18th Oct '16 7:40:01 PM gfclark89
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* October 18, 2016: A contestant playing Switcheroo puts the blocks in place using less than half of the allotted 30 seconds. The display shows he has three right. A wiser contestant would probably bail on the second chance knowing the odds of making the correct switch would be 50-50 at best. Instead, he takes the second chance and switches TWO pairs instead of one while again using less than half his allotted time. How many does he have right now? ZERO. Worse yet, he had the car price right on his first attempt. So instead of coming away with a new vehicle, plus two of the smaller prizes, he leaves with nothing.

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* October 18, 2016: A contestant playing Switcheroo puts the blocks in place using less than half of the allotted 30 seconds. The display shows he has three of the prices right. A wiser contestant would probably bail on the second chance knowing the odds of making the correct switch would be 50-50 at best. Instead, he takes the second chance and switches TWO pairs instead of one while again using less than half his allotted time. How many prices does he have right now? ZERO. Worse yet, he had the car price right on his first attempt. So instead of coming away with a new vehicle, plus two of the smaller prizes, he leaves with nothing.
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