* AwesomeMusic: The 1984-86 run had a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76la3NiAhIE pretty cool theme]]- lots of jazz, and a fun, bouncy feel- perfectly in tune with the show.
* GrowingTheBeard: The show was initially a very serious affair until people started showing up carrying signs, and later 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 before the show.
* HilariousInHindsight: One ''All-New'' episodes had someone dressed as ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}}'' in the back. Four years later, a new ''Gumby'' series would go on air, distributed by Creator/{{Lorimar}}-Telepictures; Telepictures distributed the ''All-New'' series.
* 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 revival of ''Price'' borrowed many elements from ''Deal'', including contestants being pulled up and interacting directly with the host, and the "pricing games" on the former being along the same lines as the "deals" on the latter.
* ReplacementScrappy:
** Many die-hard fans hated Bob Hilton as host so much so that Monty, who was then retired, came back for what was ''intended'' to be a temporary period. Monty's plan was to do on-air auditions, then pick one of the candidates to take over the show permanently. Didn't work - NBC opted to just can the show in January '91 and bring ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' back to the lineup.
** The less said about Billy Bush, the better. Or Ricki Lake. Or Mark [=DeCarlo=] (though he at least had prior experience- he was a lot winner on ''Series/SaleOfTheCentury'' in 1985 and hosted a dating series called ''Studs'' in the early 90s).
** 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, Monty wasn't really a fan, since it made the Big Deal somewhat less important.
** 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. According to [[WordOfGod showrunner Mike Richards]], they don't want to look like they're stealing from ''Price''...a show which is ''also'' run by Richards. In any case, 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 1963 pilot didn't stick around...
*** Still, grocery products ''do'' show up, and that's where it gets worse - expect Wayne to ask the player something like "Which of these was introduced to the mass market first?" No, seriously, this actually happened at least once.
* 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 who tries to throw the balls slowly and carefully in "Car Pong", not realizing that they're under a strict time limit.
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