History WhatAnIdiot / ThePriceIsRight

17th Jun '16 1:54:10 PM mlsmithca
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** Any off-the-wall bids, such as $9,000 for a pair of surfboards; $9,999 on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nt730UnYGY a popcorn machine]] '''and''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow6C1KuRHcc a Pilates machine]]; ''$2,000,000'' [[https://youtu.be/_SE5sZljQMU?t=17m54s on a kitchen island]], and '''''$5,000,000''''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDG4K5Q26Sg on conga drums.]]

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** Any off-the-wall bids, such as $9,000 for a pair of surfboards; $9,999 on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nt730UnYGY a popcorn machine]] '''and''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow6C1KuRHcc a Pilates machine]]; ''$2,000,000'' [[https://youtu.be/_SE5sZljQMU?t=17m54s on a kitchen island]], and '''''$5,000,000''''' '''$5,000,000''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDG4K5Q26Sg on conga drums.]]



* December 1998: Another Make Your Move contestant takes more than three minutes to set the markers correctly, and then wanted and got an opportunity to change her answer, for which it took another minute and a half. For the life of her, she could not understand that the markers '''''do not overlap'''''. Needless to say, she lost, and Bob was grateful when the game mercifully ended; he refused to allow her to make another switch.

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* December 1998: Another Make Your Move contestant takes more than three minutes to set the markers correctly, and then wanted and got an opportunity to change her answer, for which it took another minute and a half. For the life of her, she could not understand that the markers '''''do '''do not overlap'''''.overlap'''. Needless to say, she lost, and Bob was grateful when the game mercifully ended; he refused to allow her to make another switch.



* January 7, 2005: A contestant playing Cliff Hangers thought a cookie press cost '''$275''', but changed her guess...to an even bigger eyesore of '''$350'''. [[note]]All prices are rounded to the nearest dollar, and it was apparent the contestant was trying to give her answer in dollars and cents; however, her guesses were taken as $275 and $350 (two hundred seventy-five dollars and three hundred fifty dollars), '''''not''''' $2.75 or $3.50 (two dollars and seventy-five cents and three dollars and fifty cents).[[/note]]

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* January 7, 2005: A contestant playing Cliff Hangers thought a cookie press cost '''$275''', but changed her guess...to an even bigger eyesore of '''$350'''. [[note]]All prices are rounded to the nearest dollar, and it was apparent the contestant was trying to give her answer in dollars and cents; however, her guesses were taken as $275 and $350 (two hundred seventy-five dollars and three hundred fifty dollars), '''''not''''' '''not''' $2.75 or $3.50 (two dollars and seventy-five cents and three dollars and fifty cents).[[/note]]



* October 31, 2009: On the annual Halloween episode, the Showcase contestants each bid '''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDlYF7EwEVQ $4,200]]'''''. A reasonable bid for circa 1975, yes, but not for 2009. One of these may have been a backdoor "420" reference, but even then shouldn't it have been $42,000?

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* October 31, 2009: On the annual Halloween episode, the Showcase contestants each bid '''''[[http://www.'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDlYF7EwEVQ $4,200]]'''''.$4,200]]'''. A reasonable bid for circa 1975, yes, but not for 2009. One of these may have been a backdoor "420" reference, but even then shouldn't it have been $42,000?



* September 30, 2014: After making multiple stupid bids earlier in the show (including a $1 bid when he wasn't last), a contestant named Corey has a final chance to make it on stage by bidding on a hammock. What does he bid? '''''$7,000'''''.

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* September 30, 2014: After making multiple stupid bids earlier in the show (including a $1 bid when he wasn't last), a contestant named Corey has a final chance to make it on stage by bidding on a hammock. What does he bid? '''''$7,000'''''.'''$7,000'''.



* December 31, 2014: The item up for bids is an [=iPhone 6=] with calling plan. Off-contract, an iPhone would often cost ''at least'' $800: the first contestant bid '''$7,500'''. Even worse, the contestant right after her bid '''''$7,501!''''' Thankfully, the other two brought more reasonable bids to the table.
* April 20, 2015: Yet ''another'' Cliff Hangers flop. First, the contestant overestimated the price of the first item, and then on the second item, an electronic soap dispenser, she guessed '''''$4'''''. Yes, just ''four dollars''.

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* December 31, 2014: The item up for bids is an [=iPhone 6=] with calling plan. Off-contract, an iPhone would often cost ''at least'' $800: the first contestant bid '''$7,500'''. Even worse, the contestant right after her bid '''''$7,501!''''' '''$7,501!''' Thankfully, the other two brought more reasonable bids to the table.
* April 20, 2015: Yet ''another'' Cliff Hangers flop. First, the contestant overestimated the price of the first item, and then on the second item, an electronic soap dispenser, she guessed '''''$4'''''.'''$4'''. Yes, just ''four dollars''.



* May 14, 2015: Still yet another Cilff Hangers flop. This time, the contestant bombed out on the first item, a portable sound machine. Her guess? '''$200'''. You read that right. '''''Two hundred dollars'''''. The ARP? $23.
* September 29, 2015: An even easier playing of Magic # than the ones listed above - the prizes are a collection of luggage worth $2,120 and a trip to Seattle worth $5,409. With a difference of ''$3,289'', what does the contestant set the display at? '''''$1,187'''''.

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* May 14, 2015: Still yet another Cilff Hangers flop. This time, the contestant bombed out on the first item, a portable sound machine. Her guess? '''$200'''. You read that right. '''''Two '''Two hundred dollars'''''.dollars'''. The ARP? $23.
* September 29, 2015: An even easier playing of Magic # than the ones listed above - the prizes are a collection of luggage worth $2,120 and a trip to Seattle worth $5,409. With a difference of ''$3,289'', what does the contestant set the display at? '''''$1,187'''''.'''$1,187'''.






** [[https://youtu.be/64ReQXmh9dk?t=17s A strange instance]] where the contestant apparently did not grasp the concept of bidding within the range, or the concept of "higher". On a Showcase valued at between $31600 and $31700, she opened her bidding at... '''''$745'''''. Larry let her put in a more sensible bid, which was closer but still not within the specified range - something that seemed to throw Larry.

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** [[https://youtu.be/64ReQXmh9dk?t=17s A strange instance]] where the contestant apparently did not grasp the concept of bidding within the range, or the concept of "higher". On a Showcase valued at between $31600 and $31700, she opened her bidding at... '''''$745'''''.'''$745'''. Larry let her put in a more sensible bid, which was closer but still not within the specified range - something that seemed to throw Larry.
17th Jun '16 1:41:28 PM Premonition45
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-->''"Now you've had enough... [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch!]]"''
--->-- '''Bob Barker''', ''Film/HappyGilmore''

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-->''"Now ->''"Now you've had enough... [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch!]]"''
--->-- -->-- '''Bob Barker''', ''Film/HappyGilmore''
17th Jun '16 1:40:57 PM Premonition45
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-->''Now you've had enough... [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch!]]"''

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-->''Now -->''"Now you've had enough... [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch!]]"''bitch!]]"''
--->-- '''Bob Barker''', ''Film/HappyGilmore''
1st Jun '16 10:59:34 PM Douglasac10
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* June 1, 2016: A contestant playing Ten Chances has a second prize of a Kitchenaid blender, toaster, kettle and stand mixer. His first guess? $170. (The mixer alone is worth $400 easily.) He then tries $78, and is reminded to use three numbers - so naturally goes for $107. He burns through seven chances, during which he keeps guessing prices that don't end in 0, and ends up winning only the first prize of a hair straightener.
30th Apr '16 2:31:28 PM Kayube
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-->''Now you've had enough... [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch!]]"''
<<|WhatAnIdiot|>>

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-->''Now you've had enough... [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch!]]"''
<<|WhatAnIdiot|>>
bitch!]]"''
29th Apr '16 7:55:05 PM Lirodon
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* April 26, 2016: Another day, another Magic # flop: the low prize, a treadmill, ended up being $1999. The contestant set the price ''at least'' a thousand dollars short.
22nd Apr '16 2:21:21 PM MeltingPotOfFriendship
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** In Safe Crackers, not picking 0 for the last digit.
15th Apr '16 8:48:01 PM KoopaKid17
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** Under the rules of Secret X, there is no reason to place an X in the middle row. At least six contestants have done this, including one the premiere. So far in Season 44, this has happened three times.

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** Under the rules of Secret X, there is no reason to place an X in the middle row. At least six contestants have done this, including one on the premiere. So far in Season 44, this has happened three times.
15th Apr '16 8:47:48 PM KoopaKid17
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** Under the rules of Secret X, there is no reason to place an X in the middle row.

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** Under the rules of Secret X, there is no reason to place an X in the middle row. At least six contestants have done this, including one the premiere. So far in Season 44, this has happened three times.
12th Apr '16 6:39:13 PM KoopaKid17
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* April 12, 2016: A contestant playing Cliff Hangers on its 40th anniversary special had a contestant 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 had a contestant was at 25 after two items. Needing to get the third prize, an ice crusher 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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