History YMMV / ThePriceIsRight

31st Mar '18 7:19:42 PM KoopaKid17
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** The Barker era wasn't immune either. The mid-90s had recurring Showcase skits where Rod Roddy introduced prizes by rapping.

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** The Barker era wasn't immune either. The mid-90s had recurring Showcase skits where Rod Roddy introduced prizes by rapping.rapping about them.
31st Mar '18 7:19:07 PM KoopaKid17
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Some of the show's changes during the DorkAge of Drew Carey's first few seasons felt like an attempt to appeal more towards younger viewers, although some of the more egregious ideas (such as an over-reliance on gimmicks such as celebrity cameos, and the infamous "Drewcases") fell flat. On the other hand, the types of prizes on offer has also changed significantly since Barker left; you're more likely to see things such as designer clothing ensembles and video game console packages rather than popcorn carts and grandfather clocks.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: WereStillRelevantDammit:
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Some of the show's changes during the DorkAge of Drew Carey's first few seasons felt like an attempt to appeal more towards younger viewers, although some of the more egregious ideas (such as an over-reliance on gimmicks such as celebrity cameos, and the infamous "Drewcases") fell flat. On the other hand, the types of prizes on offer has also changed significantly since Barker left; you're more likely to see things such as designer clothing ensembles and video game console packages rather than popcorn carts and grandfather clocks.clocks.
** The Barker era wasn't immune either. The mid-90s had recurring Showcase skits where Rod Roddy introduced prizes by rapping.
26th Mar '18 6:10:45 PM Market43Fan
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** The first showcase of the October 27, 1995 episode includes references to Kathleen Bradley looking for a new roommate and Rod Roddy noting that an ElvisImpersonator [[https://youtu.be/pONqMYlGOtw looks familiar]]. Said Elvis impersonator was played by [[CuteClumsyGirl Holly Hallstrom]], who was controversially fired the next day for refusing to testify against former [[LovelyAssistant Barker's Beauty]] Dian Parkinson in her sexual harassment lawsuit against Bob Barker.

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** The first showcase of the October 27, 1995 episode includes references to Kathleen Bradley Janice Pennington looking for a new roommate and Rod Roddy noting that an ElvisImpersonator [[https://youtu.be/pONqMYlGOtw looks familiar]]. Said Elvis impersonator was played by [[CuteClumsyGirl Holly Hallstrom]], who was controversially fired the next day for refusing to testify against former [[LovelyAssistant Barker's Beauty]] Dian Parkinson in her sexual harassment lawsuit against Bob Barker.
26th Mar '18 5:57:33 PM Market43Fan
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** The first showcase of the October 27, 1995 episode includes references to Kathleen Bradley looking for a new roommate and Rod Roddy noting that an ElvisImpersonator [[https://youtu.be/pONqMYlGOtw looks familiar]]. Said Elvis impersonator was played by [[CuteClumsyGirl Holly Hallstrom]], who was controversially fired the next day for refusing to testify against former [[LovelyAssistant Barker's Beauty]] Dian Parkinson in her sexual harassment lawsuit against Bob Barker.
12th Feb '18 9:17:36 PM KoopaKid17
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* {{Woolseyism}}: When the pricing game 3 Strikes is played in other countries, references to baseball are removed due to the sport not being quite as popular outside of America.
4th Feb '18 12:22:08 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** Series/DoctorPhil was in the audience as a contestant along with his wife during a 1976 taping, but neither made it to Contestant's Row.

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** Series/DoctorPhil was in the audience as a contestant along with his wife during a 1976 taping, but neither made it to Contestant's Row.
3rd Feb '18 10:58:42 AM nombretomado
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** The firing of longtime model Janice Pennington in 2000. Having been with the show since the series premiere in 1972, Pennington was fired without any kind of on-air sendoff usually reserved for departing models after she refused to testify against Holly Hallstrom, who had filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Barker after being fired for equally trivial reasons in 1995. This caused a huge uproar among the show's fanbase and had unfairly tarnished Barker's public image. Despite this, Pennington later stated in a MySpace post that she was let go by CBS, not by Barker.

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** The firing of longtime model Janice Pennington in 2000. Having been with the show since the series premiere in 1972, Pennington was fired without any kind of on-air sendoff usually reserved for departing models after she refused to testify against Holly Hallstrom, who had filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Barker after being fired for equally trivial reasons in 1995. This caused a huge uproar among the show's fanbase and had unfairly tarnished Barker's public image. Despite this, Pennington later stated in a MySpace Website/MySpace post that she was let go by CBS, not by Barker.



** Bob Barker has been largely blamed for the termination of longtime model Janice Pennington, who was supposedly let go in 2000 for not testifying against Holly Hallstrom in her lawsuit against Barker. Despite this, Pennington later opened up on a MySpace post, where she mentioned to her colleagues that she was let go by the network and not Barker himself.

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** Bob Barker has been largely blamed for the termination of longtime model Janice Pennington, who was supposedly let go in 2000 for not testifying against Holly Hallstrom in her lawsuit against Barker. Despite this, Pennington later opened up on a MySpace Website/MySpace post, where she mentioned to her colleagues that she was let go by the network and not Barker himself.
14th Jan '18 9:26:45 PM KoopaKid17
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** Season 44 introduced a College Rivals special (mainly coinciding with the NCAA basketball tournament) with drastically altered rules: two pairs of students from different rival colleges were called down to Contestant's Row. The winner of the One-Bid came onstage to play a pricing game, and their rival was ''[[UnPerson sent back to the audience]]''. [[SarcasmMode It gets better]]: if the pricing game was lost, the rival pocketed $1,000. Then, another pair of rivals were called down which became the norm for the rest of the show. Fans denounced the special for stooping so low and encouraging a mean-spirited atmosphere. Unfortunately, the staff didn't get the hint and the show is now making these specials an annual occurrence. Season 46 even did a college football-oriented version for Thanksgiving too.

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** Season 44 introduced a College Rivals special (mainly coinciding with the NCAA basketball tournament) with drastically altered rules: two pairs of students from different rival colleges were called down to Contestant's Row. The winner of the One-Bid came onstage to play a pricing game, and their rival was ''[[UnPerson sent back to the audience]]''. [[SarcasmMode It gets better]]: if the pricing game was lost, the rival pocketed $1,000. Then, another pair of rivals were called down which became the norm for the rest of the show. Fans denounced the special for stooping so low and encouraging a mean-spirited atmosphere. Unfortunately, the staff didn't get the hint and the show is now making these made the specials an annual occurrence. Season 46 even did a college football-oriented version for Thanksgiving too.
22nd Nov '17 8:05:06 AM Lirodon
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** Season 44 had a College Rivals/March Madness Special with drastically altered rules: two pairs of students from different rival colleges were called down to Contestant's Row. The winner of the One-Bid came onstage to play a pricing game, and their rival was ''[[UnPerson sent back to the audience]]''. [[SarcasmMode It gets better]]: if the pricing game was lost, the rival pocketed $1,000. Then, another pair of rivals were called down which became the norm for the rest of the show. Fans denounced the special for stooping so low and encouraging a mean-spirited atmosphere. Unfortunately, the staff didn't get the hint and the show is now making these specials an annual occurrence.

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** Season 44 had introduced a College Rivals/March Madness Special Rivals special (mainly coinciding with the NCAA basketball tournament) with drastically altered rules: two pairs of students from different rival colleges were called down to Contestant's Row. The winner of the One-Bid came onstage to play a pricing game, and their rival was ''[[UnPerson sent back to the audience]]''. [[SarcasmMode It gets better]]: if the pricing game was lost, the rival pocketed $1,000. Then, another pair of rivals were called down which became the norm for the rest of the show. Fans denounced the special for stooping so low and encouraging a mean-spirited atmosphere. Unfortunately, the staff didn't get the hint and the show is now making these specials an annual occurrence. Season 46 even did a college football-oriented version for Thanksgiving too.
14th Nov '17 9:16:08 AM 123456789
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** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] by those fans of Carey who were mostly swayed by the backstage nightmare stories about Barker; indeed, a lot of game show fans have turned on Bob seemingly moreso after he retired. The above DVD issues come to mind, as well as his spat over the Creator/{{GSN}} ''Game Show Awards'' and Creator/BettyWhite. And memories of his past scandals have resurfaced almost more than ever on online forums.

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** *** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] by those fans of Carey who were mostly swayed by the backstage nightmare stories about Barker; indeed, a lot of game show fans have turned on Bob seemingly moreso after he retired. The above DVD issues come to mind, as well as his spat over the Creator/{{GSN}} ''Game Show Awards'' and Creator/BettyWhite. And memories of his past scandals have resurfaced almost more than ever on online forums.
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