* GrowingTheBeard: The show was initially a very serious affair until people started showing up carrying signs, and later [[http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20355856_20399631_17,00.html wearing silly hats]], on a whim. Soon, ''everyone'' started showing up in crazy costumes and acting more excited.
** In the Wayne Brady revival, things seem to be turning the other way the costumes seem to be less and less gaudy, but the excitement remains.
* HarsherInHindsight: Most of Monty's behavior during the 1963 {{Pilot}}, especially his sales pitch.
* MemeticMutation: The "Door #1, Door #2 or Door #3?" has been used in countless GameShow parodies. This has even carried over to legitimate game shows as well, as the doors on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' were referred to as such in the prize descriptions for Super Ball.
* NewerThanTheyThink: The 1972-present revival of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' has borrowed many elements from ''Let's Make a Deal'', most notably picking contestants directly out of the audience and the audience shouting suggestions to the contestant during a game.
* ReplacementScrappy: Many die-hard fans hated Bob Hilton as host so much so that Monty, who was then retired, was brought back as a last-ditch effort to increase ratings on that version. Didn't work.
** The less said about Billy Bush, the better. Or Ricki Lake.
** Wayne Brady has his detractors as well, mostly because he lacks the authoritarian hosting style of Hall and as a result comes off as not knowing where anything is.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** The Super Deal, a Bonus-BonusRound used for the 1975-76 season where the contestant could risk the Big Deal for a 1-in-3 chance of winning the Big Deal ''and'' $20,000 cash. Although a few people ''did'' win the big money, the Super Deal was removed by the final season (1976-77).
** The current version knocked the Big Deal from two players to one, which was derided from all corners. Some have suggested it was done for budgetary reasons, but it really just kills a lot of the excitement factor.
** The current version has never used games where pricing products was a key factor, which was a staple of every previous version. Although it's most likely because ''Deal'' shares the schedule with ''ThePriceIsRight'', the pricing games have been replaced by such out-of-place things as spelling, latitude/longitude, and ''trivia''; you know, there's a ''reason'' why the "guess the car part" deal from the '63 pilot didn't stick around...
*** Despite this, grocery products ''do'' show up, and that's where it gets worse. If they show up, expect Wayne to ask the player something like "Which of these was introduced to the mass market first?" No, seriously.
* TheyJustDidntCare: The ''Gameshow Marathon'' episode in 2006 cut out Kathy Najimy's deal before airing.
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs: ''The Price Is Right'' on LSD?
** Alternately, if ''TPIR'' is HTML, then ''LMAD'' is XML; the latter is an "improvised" version of the former, but ''Deal'' had run for almost nine years before ''Price'' returned in 1972 (and judging by Goodson's pitch film, was directly inspired by ''LMAD''), so which show is which on drugs?!
* WhatAnIdiot: Any player that tries to throw the balls slowly and carefully in "Car Pong", not realizing that they're under a strict time limit to win something.
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