History YMMV / ThePriceIsRight

30th Aug '17 12:01:10 PM Twentington
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Given the show's incredibly long life, several contestants later became notable in their own right. Among them are [[Series/WheelOfFortune Vanna White]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e27GD9WjWc June 20, 1980]]), [[Series/MadMen Linda Cardellini]] (1993), and [[Series/BreakingBad Aaron Paul]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf7YF8DAwjk 1999]]).
** Dr. Phil 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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* RetroactiveRecognition: Given the show's incredibly long life, several contestants later became notable in their own right. Among them are [[Series/WheelOfFortune Vanna White]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e27GD9WjWc June 20, 1980]]), [[Series/MadMen Linda Cardellini]] (1993), and [[Series/BreakingBad Aaron Paul]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf7YF8DAwjk 1999]]).
(1999). Also inverted when Andrew Copeland of the rock band Sister Hazel was a contestant in 1999, while the band was still actively recording.
** Dr. Phil 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.
29th Jul '17 6:31:08 PM KoopaKid17
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** The retired game $uper $aver displayed the word "BANK" electronically on its game board. The "K" froze in its last two years of play, turning "WIN!" and "LOSE" into "WINK" and "LOSK" respectively.
24th Jul '17 9:07:38 PM KoopaKid17
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Terry Kneiss' perfect Showcase bid. Drew immediately suspected him of cheating, reading the price with zero emotion. The producers backed up his claim by initiating a 20-minute stopdown to investigate before they let him keep his prizes. It turns out Terry was just a loyal watcher of the show and got the Showcase price from a Golden-Road.net member in the audience who had been on the show before and had been in the audience quite a few times. [[DownerEnding Said Golden-Road user was also immediately banned from the show afterward.]]

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* OvershadowedByControversy: Terry Kneiss' perfect Showcase bid. Drew immediately suspected him of cheating, reading the price with zero emotion. The producers backed up his claim by initiating a 20-minute stopdown to investigate before they let him keep his prizes. It turns out Terry was just a loyal watcher of the show and got the Showcase price from a Golden-Road.net member in the audience who had been was on the show before and had been in the audience quite a few times. [[DownerEnding Said Golden-Road user was also immediately banned from the show afterward.]]
24th Jul '17 6:44:36 PM KoopaKid17
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Terry Kneiss' perfect Showcase bid. Drew immediately suspected him of cheating, reading the price with zero emotion. The producers backed up his claim by initiating a 20-minute stopdown to investigate. It turns he was just a loyal watcher of the show and got the Showcase price from a Golden-Road.net member in the audience who had been on the show before and in the audience quite a few times. [[DownerEnding Said Golden-Road user was also immediately banned from the show afterward.]]

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* OvershadowedByControversy: Terry Kneiss' perfect Showcase bid. Drew immediately suspected him of cheating, reading the price with zero emotion. The producers backed up his claim by initiating a 20-minute stopdown to investigate. investigate before they let him keep his prizes. It turns he out Terry was just a loyal watcher of the show and got the Showcase price from a Golden-Road.net member in the audience who had been on the show before and had been in the audience quite a few times. [[DownerEnding Said Golden-Road user was also immediately banned from the show afterward.]]
20th Jul '17 9:47:55 AM KoopaKid17
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*** The reason why grandfather clocks aren't offered anymore? [[https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/14-things-we-learned-on-the-set-of-the-price-is-right/ According to Mike Richards]], it's because "no one would buy Drew Carey as a grandfather clock-owner, so it doesn’t work as a prize on the show." No, seriously.

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*** The reason why grandfather clocks aren't offered anymore? [[https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/14-things-we-learned-on-the-set-of-the-price-is-right/ According to Mike Richards]], it's because "no "[[InsaneTrollLogic no one would buy Drew Carey as a grandfather clock-owner, so it doesn’t work as a prize on the show.show]]." No, seriously.
4th Jul '17 9:07:27 AM KoopaKid17
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** Fremantle also takes heat for a lot of the format changes that have happened under the Drew Carey era, such as set changes, couples shows, themed specials and celebrity players. In actuality, CBS is the driving force behind all these. They even tried to push them when Bob Barker was still hosting, but since Barker was also executive producer at the time, he would not allow it.

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** Fremantle also takes heat for a lot of the format changes that have happened under the Drew Carey era, such as set changes, updates, couples shows, themed specials and celebrity players. In actuality, CBS is the driving force behind all these. They even tried to push them when Bob Barker was still hosting, but since Barker was also executive producer at the time, he would not allow it.
27th Jun '17 10:49:13 PM MeltingPotOfFriendship
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*** Since Season 39 (2010-2011), the correct answer has never been the second nor ninth price. This was because during the 2009-2010 season, the right answer was almost always the second or ninth price, which skewed a Roger Dobkowitz-era rule that the correct answer almost always fell between slots 3 and 8 (and then, more often than not, was usually the fifth or sixth prices), eventually making contestants and fans complain … and then a couple of smart contestants foiled the prevailing "either second or ninth" setup.[[/note]]

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*** Since Season 39 (2010-2011), the correct answer has never been the second nor ninth price. This [[note]]This was because during the 2009-2010 season, the right answer was almost always the second or ninth price, which skewed a Roger Dobkowitz-era rule that the correct answer almost always fell between slots 3 and 8 (and then, more often than not, was usually the fifth or sixth prices), eventually making contestants and fans complain … and then a couple of smart contestants foiled the prevailing "either second or ninth" setup.[[/note]]
27th Jun '17 10:46:16 PM MeltingPotOfFriendship
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* GameBreaker: A number of the games had different quirks where strategy was a key part in winning a game, as opposed to mere guessing games or where pricing/consumer knowledge was required. [[note]](Except for Clock Game, where binary search was always the way to win, the unwritten rules for many of these games were not always in place, only going in somewhere in 1979 or 1980, when Roger Dobkowitz was in charge of setting up most of the games.) Examples:

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* GameBreaker: A number of the games had different quirks where strategy was a key part in winning a game, as opposed to mere guessing games or where pricing/consumer knowledge was required. [[note]](Except (Except for Clock Game, where binary search was always the way to win, the unwritten rules for many of these games were not always in place, only going in somewhere in 1979 or 1980, when Roger Dobkowitz was in charge of setting up most of the games.) Examples:
27th Jun '17 10:45:53 PM MeltingPotOfFriendship
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* GameBreaker: A number of the games had different quirks where strategy was a key part in winning a game, as opposed to mere guessing games or where pricing/consumer knowledge was required. [[note]](Except for Clock Game, where binary search was always the way to win, the unwritten rules for many of these games were not always in place, only going in somewhere in 1979 or 1980, when Roger Dobkowitz was in charge of setting up most of the games.)[[/note]] Examples:

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* GameBreaker: A number of the games had different quirks where strategy was a key part in winning a game, as opposed to mere guessing games or where pricing/consumer knowledge was required. [[note]](Except for Clock Game, where binary search was always the way to win, the unwritten rules for many of these games were not always in place, only going in somewhere in 1979 or 1980, when Roger Dobkowitz was in charge of setting up most of the games.)[[/note]] ) Examples:



** '''Car games in general''': Listen to the car's options. If "paint and fabric protection" is mentioned as an option, the car's final digit can be any number between 0 and 9. But if "paint and fabric protection" is not mentioned as an option, the last digit of the car is almost always 0 or 5.

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** '''Car games in general''': Listen to the car's options. If "paint and fabric protection" is mentioned as an option, the car's final digit can be any number between 0 and 9.9 (except for Temptation and 10 Chances, whose unwritten rules still apply). But if "paint and fabric protection" is not mentioned as an option, the last digit of the car is almost always 0 or 5.



** '''Freeze Frame''': Seemingly a difficult game (with 1:8 odds), the game becomes much easier once obviously high and low prices are eliminated (e.g, if one of the number pairs is "11" or "22," those are never the first two digits in the price). Another trick is to pay attention to the starting position of the rotating wheel. Once the fifth number pair appears in the viewfinder, unless it is an obviously low price, that one statistically has the correct answer.



*** In recent seasons, the game has become notorious for having ridiculously large ranges between the two prizes (the worst example being a June 2016 playing that had a $3,000 TV and a $9,000 barbecue island).

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*** In recent seasons, the game has become notorious for having ridiculously large ranges spreads between the two prizes (the worst example being a June 2016 playing that had a $3,000 $2,970 TV and a $9,000 $8,990 barbecue island).



** '''Push Over''': The first price shown is never correct, since it breaks the game's spirit (you don't have to "push over" any blocks).

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** '''Push Over''': The first price shown is never correct, since it breaks goes against the game's spirit (you don't have to "push over" any blocks).
27th Jun '17 10:39:50 PM MeltingPotOfFriendship
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** All pricing games in general: Since at least Season 44 (2015-2016), all pricing games have prize packages that are worth at least $5,000 in total. This is especially helpful with games that only have one prize, such as Freeze Frame and Push Over.
** Car games in general: Listen to the car's options. If "paint and fabric protection" is mentioned as an option, the car's final digit can be any number between 0 and 9. But if "paint and fabric protection" is not mentioned as an option, the last digit of the car is almost always 0 or 5.

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** All '''All pricing games in general: general''': Since at least Season 44 (2015-2016), all pricing games have prize packages that are worth at least $5,000 in total. This is especially helpful with games that only have one prize, such as Freeze Frame and Push Over.
** Car '''Car games in general: general''': Listen to the car's options. If "paint and fabric protection" is mentioned as an option, the car's final digit can be any number between 0 and 9. But if "paint and fabric protection" is not mentioned as an option, the last digit of the car is almost always 0 or 5.
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