"Telephone pole screamers". Explanation Drew Carey chewed out the Fan Dumb on his personal blog in June 2009, and for at least the rest of that Summer, the sane fans used this term from the blog entry.
"$1, Bob/Drew!" Explanation Often said in the "One Bid" round, ostensibly when the fourth contestant thinks that the other three have overbid on the item up for bids. Most, however, seem to say "$1" just for the sake of saying it.
"$X+1, Bob/Drew!" Explanation Conversely, if they thought all three had underbid, they would bid $1 above the highest bid. If two players had, they'd bid $1 above the next-highest. Players absolutely hated being hit with this. Consider it game show cruelty potential.
"$420, Bob/Drew!" Explanation Some contestants think it's funny to repeatedly make this bid. It's slang for marijuana usage. It was made popular as a bid by a contestant who decided to bid that amount for the entire show. Other similar-minded bids include various numbers containing "69" (Get it? Like the sex pose? Geddit?), as well as outrageous bids like $2,000,000.
"Gentlemen/Ladies/O mighty sound effects lady..." Explanation Said in the pricing game One Away, when asking if at least one of the numbers in the price is correct. Bob used "Gentlemen" and later "Ladies", while Drew changed it to "O mighty sound effects lady..."
"Hold my hand. Say Alakazam!" Explanation Another Drew-ism, usually used on reveals in pricing games.
Samoans lifting Bob Barker and inflicting all sorts of damage on him. Explanation After a contestant from Samoa did just that, many more Samoan contestants followed suit.
Holly Hallstrom and her tendency to trip up. Explanation One of the show's early models, who was clearly the Cute Clumsy Girl of the bunch.
"Help control the pet population: Have your pets spayed or neutered!" Explanation Spoken by Bob, an animal rights activist, at the end of each show. Drew has carried on in this tradition as an homage.
Ezekiel Barker. Explanation After Drew jokingly referred to Barker's Bargain Bar as being named for "Ezekiel Barker", many fans began referring to Bob Barker as Ezekiel. Shortly after the retirement of Barker's Bargain Bar and Make Your Mark, a few Golden Road.net users began making a Real-Person Fic that showed the "history" of the Barker family.
Fansite golden-road.net has a lexicon that has attained meme status as well.
"Exacta"Explanation For a perfectly played game. (For example, in Switcheroo, getting all five prices correct on the first try.)
"Wipeout"Explanation For a game in which — where getting at least one pricing question right is required to play the payoff portion of the game — none of the questions were answered correctly. (For instance, getting all four questions wrong on games like Master Key, Rat Race, Shell Game, Bonus Game, etc.) Or, a very poorly playing of Lucky Seven (where the first number chosen costs the player all seven dollars.)
"Skunk"Explanation For shows in which all six pricing games were lost outright, including one or more games that were played particularly poorly.
"El Skunko"Explanation For shows in which all six pricing games were lost outright, and both contestants overbid on their showcases.
"Can't Stop The Dob/Fool The Fingers", which declines to "Dobstopper/Fingerstopper" when a contestant is Genre Savvy (or lucky) enough to beat Roger Dobkowitz's or Kathy Greco's Nintendo Hard setups. Also applies in hindsight to "Can't Jive The Jay", for original producer Jay Wolpert's own hard setups (most notably, as seen on the DVD set, a 1975 Oldsmobile Delta 88 convertible costing $7,010 that was used in Lucky Seven).
"WSD" Explanation a Showcase bid that is over by $250 or less; inversion of "DSW", shorthand for "Double Showcase Winner", someone who wins both Showcases of prizes because his or her bid was within $250 of the actual retail price without going over
"First Four Breakfast Club/Midday Revue" Explanation Any First Four contestants (the first four called down at the top of the show) who are still in Contestant's Row following the sixth One-Bid; Mimi Bobeck got her own wing when Drew became host).
"Garf Of The Century" Explanation Used for contestants who underbid on their Showcase by $10,000 or more. Alternatively, the term "Willy Of The Century" has been used for obvious Showcase overbids. The icons used on the forum are based on the Sale Of The Century logo.)
"Friggin' Random Boat/Trailer/All-Trip Showcase", commonly shortened to "FRBS", "FRTS", and "FRATS" respectively.
Golden-Road.net's posters also have embarrassingly cutesy nicknames for the pricing games on show recaps.
The losing horns.Explanation Said Losing Horns are played whenever a contestant loses most pricing games, and when there's a Double Overbid in the Showcase. Many other works use them as a sign of Epic Fail.
Less commonly used are the Big Win Sirens. Explanation A series of loud bells and sirens that sound whenever someone wins the top prize in a high-stakes pricing game (Grand Game, Punch-A-Bunch, Triple Play), a cash bonus on the "Big Wheel", or both Showcases.
"...all this can be yours, if the price is right." Explanation The end of The Announcer's description of each Showcase, a set of prizes that the top two contestants get to bid on near the end of the game. The object is to bid as closely to the actual retail price as possible without going over. Also used after one-bid descriptions for the first few years. Was used on the original Bill Cullen version as well, along with the name of the manufacturer/distributor as its price authority.
"You bid on the merchandise we present. Go as high as you like, stop whenever you like...it goes to the one who bids highest to the actual retail price without going over, and the big winner comes back tomorrow/next week and takes on three new challengers." Explanation Bill Cullen's explanation of the game on the original series.
"FRIED CHICKEN!" Explanation In a pair of particularly off-kilter Showcases from Season 37, Rich Fields built up the prizes by asking Drew questions (i.e. "Do you know what makes fingers look great?" for a diamond ring), to which he would consistently respond "Fried chicken". Drew would go on to randomly shout this phrase for the remainder of that week, and this would get continuously referenced and mocked by game show fans.
"Once it's stopped, we can't start it again for 37 hours." Explanation In his later years, Bob Barker made this joke every time he explained the rules of Range Game, to emphasize that the contestants can only stop the range finder once. Drew Carey attempted this joke on his first playing, but butchered it; to be fair, this had become a Discredited Meme by this point anyway.
Bob Barker's tendency to tease and troll contestants with the reveal of a price in a game by appearing to uncover it... then back away... do it again... back away, and then finally reveal the price just as a contestant is about to explode from the suspense.
Top winners always pick the car/runner-up always gets the trips. Explanation Contestants who have won the most cash value from their prizes who go to the Showcase get the advantage of whether or not to bid or pass on the first Showcase. This usually leads to them seeking out the Showcase with the vehicle, while the other Showcase generally offers a vacationer's trip, which gets passed up by the top winner and saddled to the runner-up.