History YMMV / ThePriceIsRight

10th Jul '16 10:23:57 AM KoopaKid17
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* TheyJustDidntCare:
** Pick-A-Number's set screams of this. The set has been used for ''over 20 years'' without a paint job or update. There's ''no'' excuse for them to neglect its set for that long, especially when it looks awful in HD.
** November 8, 1993: A contestant spins $1.00 in the Showcase Showdown on two spins but Bob credits her for 95¢ instead. ''No one'' in the studio picks up on this mistake and the poor contestant doesn't even get her $1,000 and bonus spin.
** And now probably the biggest example of this trope in the medium. The lawsuits brought against Bob Barker paint him as a deranged, racist, power-mad dictator who lost (destroyed?) his moral compass at some point between October 19, 1981 [[note]](the day his wife Dorothy Jo died)[[/note]] and Season 16 [[note]](when he let his hair go gray and became Executive Producer)[[/note]]...and who turned sour once the cameras and fans left. Regardless of whether they have any merit, it's quite evident that ''nobody'' in a position of power at Creator/{{CBS}} or [[Creator/FremantleMedia All-American/Pearson/Fremantle]] thought to A) fire Barker outright and/or B) install some hidden security cameras. The only logical explanation for looking the other way time and again is that Barker was [[MoneyDearBoy making them so much money]] they could forego morals, ignore wrongful-termination laws, and issue hush clauses.
*** Deborah Curling's lawsuit allegations imply that the problem got "fixed" apparently, she was forced to work in a horrible environment (black staffers such as herself were ridiculed and treated poorly) and filed a complaint with CBS despite being told by Roger Dobkowitz not to go against Barker. After telling CBS about the problems and threatening a lawsuit if they refused to do something about it, they offered her an extension with a hush clause; she [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules refused]] and was immediately fired. Perhaps the most damning claim of all is that this happened in October 2006, which would be (unsaid in the allegations) some days before Barker announced his voluntary retirement on Halloween. If the allegations are true, perhaps "voluntary" isn't the right word...
*** Some will argue that the legal problems Mike Richards' crew created with model Brandi Sherwood were just as bad as Barker's troubles, if not worse. Sherwood filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after going on maternity leave and even claimed that one staffer called her "wide load" during her pregnancy.
** Fans were quick to point out that Grand Game's refreshed set has new logo lettering grafted on top of the letter shapes from the old logo...which don't match up at all.
28th Jun '16 9:24:59 AM KoopaKid17
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* OvershadowedByControversy: Terry Kneiss' perfect showcase bid. Drew immediately suspected him of cheating from the get go, dropping his voice when he read the price. 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 that he got his prices from a Golden-Road.net user in the audience who had been on the show before.
18th Jun '16 6:48:55 PM KoopaKid17
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*** Some will argue that the legal problems Mike Richards' crew created with model Brandi Sherwood were just as bad as Barker's troubles, if not worse. Sherwood filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after going on maternity leave and even claimed that one staffer called her "wide load" during her pregnancy.
17th Jun '16 9:35:03 PM Premonition45
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** 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.
3rd Jun '16 11:22:57 PM Twentington
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** Other longtime fans feel the show entered it in Season 37 when Roger Dobkowitz was ousted. The show then relied on a plethora of gimmicks (including a showcase with [[UndesirablePrize 365 pairs of shoes]]) and specials (such as a show to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Plinko with the game being played ''six times''). The difficulties of many pricing games [[NintendoHard skyrocketed]] while others vanished without a trace. Season 37 also brought in Drewcases, showcase sketches that were completely off the wall and had little or no relation to the prizes. This was also the time when fan-favorite Rich Fields was ousted and when Pay the Rent was introduced, a least favorite pricing game among many fans. Some fans argue that the show has started coming out of it in Season 43 which saw some specials and gimmicks (or at least the unnecessary ones) dying down with the show feeling a lot more professional.

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** Other longtime fans feel the show entered it in Season 37 when Roger Dobkowitz was ousted. The show then relied on a plethora of gimmicks (including a showcase with [[UndesirablePrize 365 pairs of shoes]]) and specials (such as a show to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Plinko with the game being played ''six times''). The difficulties of many pricing games [[NintendoHard skyrocketed]] while others vanished without a trace. Season 37 also brought in Drewcases, showcase sketches that were completely off the wall and had little or no relation to the prizes. This was also the time when fan-favorite Rich Fields was ousted and when Pay the Rent was introduced, a least favorite pricing game among many fans. Some fans argue that the show has started coming out of it in Season 43 which saw some specials and gimmicks (or at least the unnecessary ones) dying down with the show feeling a lot more professional.
2nd May '16 9:21:01 PM squadallahthistle
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** The Ludia games are notorious for these with the most infamous being the Showcase Showdown [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard almost always skewing in favor of the computer players]]. The pricing games for ''Decades'' are botched, such as Hurdles being a [[TheyJustDidntCare higher/lower game instead of "pick the grocery item with the lower price than the Hurdler's price"]].

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** The Ludia games are notorious for these with the most infamous being the Showcase Showdown [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard almost always skewing in favor of the computer players]]. The pricing games for ''Decades'' are botched, such as Hurdles being a [[TheyJustDidntCare higher/lower game instead of "pick the grocery item with the lower price than the Hurdler's price"]]. That said, Ludia DID adapt the show more faithfully than a lot of their other game show video games.
2nd May '16 8:53:13 PM KoopaKid17
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* BrokenBase: Cover Up originally had contestants covering up a fake price. Since the end of Season 41, contestants cover up random symbols [[CouchGag which change with each playing]]. On one side, you have fans agreeing with Drew's point that covering up fake numbers to start the game is pointless and looking forward to seeing what symbols pop up. Then you have fans [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks complaining that they changed it for the sake of change]] and that covering up the fake price was an iconic part of the game.



* ToughActToFollow: Drew Carey succeeding Bob Barker with a caliber of 35 years as host.

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* ToughActToFollow: Drew Carey succeeding Bob Barker with a caliber of 35 years as host. To be fair, it would have been hard for ''anybody'' to hold a candle to Barker.
2nd May '16 8:22:36 PM KoopaKid17
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* TaintedByThePreview: As the Mike Richards era progressed, a staggering amount of promos have aired spoiling the results of pricing games and even the showcases. Fans express resentment for these as they further reduce the spontaneous nature of the show.
15th Apr '16 8:45:21 PM KoopaKid17
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*** An increase in contestants who look like they've never even seen the show before; a practice that continues to this day. Never mind that the current version of the show has been on the air for almost ''half a century''.
11th Apr '16 7:37:48 PM KoopaKid17
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** The 1990 [=GameTek=] versions released to the PC and Commodore 64. All prizes are chosen at random, meaning car games are often played for other prizes other than cars. In Dice Game, numbers higher than six and zeroes can be in the price. Cliff Hangers gives a $300-window for bidding on prizes, including [[NintendoHard cars]]. An in-depth look at this game can be found [[http://mstiescott.tripod.com/tpirgame/tpir.html here]].
** The Ludia games are notorious for these, most commonly appearing in the Showcase Showdown which [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard almost always skews in favor of the computer players]]. The pricing games for ''Decades'' were botched, such as Hurdles being a [[TheyJustDidntCare higher/lower game instead of "pick the grocery item with the lower price than the Hurdler's price"]].

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** The 1990 [=GameTek=] versions released to the PC and Commodore 64. All prizes are chosen at random, meaning car games are often played for other prizes other than cars. In Dice Game, numbers higher than six outside of the 1-6 range can and zeroes can will be in the price. Cliff Hangers gives a $300-window for bidding on prizes, including [[NintendoHard cars]]. An in-depth look at this game these games can be found [[http://mstiescott.tripod.com/tpirgame/tpir.html here]].
** The Ludia games are notorious for these, these with the most commonly appearing in infamous being the Showcase Showdown which [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard almost always skews skewing in favor of the computer players]]. The pricing games for ''Decades'' were are botched, such as Hurdles being a [[TheyJustDidntCare higher/lower game instead of "pick the grocery item with the lower price than the Hurdler's price"]].
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