History YMMV / ThePriceIsRight

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.
10th Nov '17 11:52:39 AM 123456789
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** The many [[TroubledProduction backstage]] [[GeorgeJetsonSecuityJob turmoils]] that former host Bob Barker had with practically the entire staff, particularly after he became executive producer in 1988. Never mind that he hosted said show for a staggering 35 years one of the longest runs ever for any TV host and already had 16 years of ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'' under his belt on top of that. What he did was [[ThisIsUnforgivable so beyond unforgivable]], [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway it would take a spaceship 15 years to get to a planet close enough to look through a telescope at the controversy it was]].

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** The many [[TroubledProduction backstage]] [[GeorgeJetsonSecuityJob [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity turmoils]] that former host Bob Barker had with practically the entire staff, particularly after he became executive producer in 1988. Never mind that he hosted said show for a staggering 35 years one of the longest runs ever for any TV host and already had 16 years of ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'' under his belt on top of that. What he Barker did was [[ThisIsUnforgivable so beyond unforgivable]], unforgivable to some fans]], [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway it would take a spaceship 15 years to get to a planet close enough to look through a telescope at the controversy it was]].
10th Nov '17 11:52:39 AM 123456789
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10th Nov '17 11:38:48 AM 123456789
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** The final years of the Barker era have been seen as such due to increasing senior moments from the host.

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** The final years of the Barker era have been seen as such due due to increasing senior moments from the host.



** The many backstage turmoils that former host Bob Barker had with practically the entire staff, particularly after he became executive producer in TheEighties. Never mind that he hosted said show for a staggering 35 years one of the longest runs ever for any TV host and already had 16 years of ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'' under his belt on top of that.

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** The many backstage turmoils [[TroubledProduction backstage]] [[GeorgeJetsonSecuityJob turmoils]] that former host Bob Barker had with practically the entire staff, particularly after he became executive producer in TheEighties.1988. Never mind that he hosted said show for a staggering 35 years one of the longest runs ever for any TV host and already had 16 years of ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'' under his belt on top of that. What he did was [[ThisIsUnforgivable so beyond unforgivable]], [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway it would take a spaceship 15 years to get to a planet close enough to look through a telescope at the controversy it was]].
10th Nov '17 11:28:51 AM 123456789
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** Mike Richards gets flak for replacing Roger Dobkowitz as series producer in Season 37 due to FremantleMedia's decision to put the show in a new direction. Eskander's replacement Rich Dipirro even went as far to tell him he is ruining this show.
9th Nov '17 8:33:30 AM DarkStorm
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* EarWorm: The "come on down" music, the main theme, the yodeling music played in Cliff Hangers, etc.

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* EarWorm: The "come on down" music, the main theme, the yodeling music played in Cliff Hangers, Hangers (entitled "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfTEhUECaXk On the Franches Mountains]]"), etc.
30th Oct '17 1:16:10 PM Maddoxsort
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*** Professor Price stood no chance of succeeding once the audience found out they weren't allowed to help out the contestant...like in nearly every other pricing game. It also came with a new ruleset that required trivia, a big no-no on ''Price'' since, and became immediate SnarkBait for having a puppet design that looked like it was FlippingTheBird. It got played twice (and won both times), the least amount of times a game has been played, and the professor was quickly sent to the retirement home in CBS' "vault of bad ideas"; this game made the #100 spot in David Hofstede's book ''Literature/WhatWereTheyThinkingThe100DumbestEventsInTelevisionHistory'' (which also includes the [[TropeNamer Trope]] [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Namer]]).

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*** Professor Price stood no chance of succeeding once the audience found out they weren't allowed to help out the contestant...like in nearly every other pricing game. It also came with a new ruleset that required trivia, a big no-no on ''Price'' since, and became immediate SnarkBait for having a puppet design that looked like it was FlippingTheBird. It got played twice (and won both times), the least amount of times a game has been played, and the professor was quickly sent to the retirement home in CBS' "vault of bad ideas"; this game made the #100 spot in David Hofstede's book ''Literature/WhatWereTheyThinkingThe100DumbestEventsInTelevisionHistory'' (which also includes the [[TropeNamer Trope]] [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo Namer]]). And perhaps just to pay tribute to the fact it exists, it was included in the [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames equally derisive video game adaptation.]]
24th Oct '17 10:10:19 AM Lirodon
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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.

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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.
24th Oct '17 10:07:27 AM Lirodon
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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.
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