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* ChannelHop: Started on Creator/{{NBC}}, moved to Creator/{{ABC}}, reappeared on Creator/{{CBS}} and syndication seven years after ABC canned it.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer:
** ''Price'' is one of the ''many'' sources that violate the [[InsistentTerminology Nintendo Style Guide]] by having the word "UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}" preceded by the word "Nintendo".
** There are also the ''numerous'' sources that confuse the Showcase Showdown (when the Big Wheel is spun) with the Showcase (when they bid on the prize packages at the end).
** People often refer to the bidding portion as "Contestant's Row", "Item Up For Bid", or aren't even aware it has a name; the proper title for the bidding game is "One Bid" (to be fair, this wasn't largely known until after Barker retired).
* CreatorBacklash:
** If Roger Dobkowitz's Facebook page and his appearances on Radio/StusShow are anything to go by, he isn't too thrilled with the way the show is currently run. An example of this occurred when Triple Play was won for the first time in eight years on December 21, 2015. Roger was quick to point out that the staff should not treat it as a milestone and that it was shameful the way Drew acknowledged it on the air.
** While he was still working with the show, Rich [=DiPirro's=] first strike against the show's staff came when he considered bringing the Plinko sign back. Once management got word of what he was doing, it was "mysteriously" destroyed. Rich was not happy when he heard about this.
* DevelopmentHell: Some pricing games have been subject to this. The most common explanation for pricing games disappearing is that they are "being refurbished" when fans have pointed out other games (such as Any Number and Temptation) returning with brand new sets in ''much'' less time.
** Barker's Bargain Bar's set was dismantled a few playings into the 37th season. The game eventually returned on April 10, 2012, renamed the Bargain Game.
** Check Game was retired after the 37th season and returned on June 20, 2013.
** Credit Card was last played on October 31, 2008 and still has yet to return. The game doesn't appear on the show's official site, priceisright.com.
* FanNickname:
** "El Skunko", mentioned on the main page.
** An early pricing game known as "Bullseye" is usually referred to by fans as "Bullseye I" or "Bullseye '72" (the year it debuted), with the current Bullseye unofficially called "Bullseye II" or "Bullseye '76". Similarly, the original Balance Game is generally referred to as "Balance Game '84" while the current one is called "Balance Game '06".
** The Showcases written by Carey in Season 37 were almost instantly called "Drewcases" after their writer (and, most of the time, the only guy laughing at the "jokes").
** The fansite [[http://www.golden-road.net Golden-Road.net]] has a whole lexicon of fan nicknames, to the point where they would need a separate article. Among them are "That's Two Ninth!" (during a stretch where That's Too Much! had its solution in the second or ninth slots) and embarrassingly-cutesy nicknames for the pricing games ("Cliffy" for Cliff Hangers, "Baggy" for It's In The Bag, etc.).
* HeyItsThatSound:
** The "incorrect number" sound on Pathfinder was taken from the short-lived show ''Series/TriviaTrap''.
** The sound effects from Penny Ante and Vend-o-Price could also be heard on ''Series/TheJokersWild'' and Trebek's ''[[Series/DoubleDare1976 Double Dare]]''.
* InMemoriam: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adGcGbt91C4 On October 25th 2003]], Bob Barker announces the passing of the announcer Rod Roddy.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes:
** Sixty-seven nighttime episodes and a single daytime show of the Cullen run were aired by GSN, including seven ABC nighttime shows.
*** The daytime show (February 21, 1957; incorrectly listed in liner notes as March 10) and ABC nighttime finale (September 11, 1964; not seen on GSN and incorrectly listed as September 4) are on the DVD set. Shokus Video has five shows in their compilation volumes [[note]](NBC daytime May 31/July 5/July 12, 1957; NBC nighttime finale September 6, 1963 {aired on GSN}; ABC daytime January 4, 1965 {widely and incorrectly listed as 1964})[[/note]], while nighttime shows from November 26, 1962 and August 28, 1964 are on the trading circuit along with three March 1965 episodes sub-hosted by Jack Clark (one being March 22). A daytime show from June 19, 1964 with Johnny Gilbert as sub-host is now on YouTube (intro and first bidding game missing).
*** Three nighttime episodes unaired by GSN (December 25, 1961, to January 8, 1962) surfaced in August 2011 and can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/user/KMBCGeno/videos here.]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNiHWY60G_s This 1982 report on game shows]] includes, among other things, brief footage of an episode '''before''' February 21, 1957 (see 0:37 and 2:03); the second clip shows a contestant area which is very different from the more recognized variants — the contestant names are ''above'' the displays, and both are shown on straight lines rather than four distinct sections. There's also a solid wall behind the players (who are looking to their ''left'') with the show's logo on it, which suggests a vastly different set.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]], in that all episodes of the current run are intact (September 1972 is when CBS quit erasing tapes), but even though the show has been released on DVD a majority of the run won't be, mostly due to older episodes offering fur coats as prizes and Barker's later membership in PETA. This includes ''the 1972 premiere'', although BCI (which released a box set in 2007) tried pretty hard to get fur episodes, offering to donate to Barker's favorite charities and/or put a disclaimer before the offending shows. The fact that Barker declined both says quite a lot.
*** Long-forgotten clips and episodes still turn up from time to time by way of contestants or collectors, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjOMs5t83Ik the debut of Double Bullseye]] (September 19, 1972); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vps0g9H5UFk audio of Johnny Olson's audience warmup before #1685D]] (show aired November 21, 1975); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LPA3rFl2nk parts of Rick Tanzi's last show]] (February 25, 1976); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fJE1XfpmCo slate, partial opening, and various clips including Card Game]] (December 27, 1976); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugn3wRr7UWg partial opening, most of Segment 3, and part of Showcase Showdown #1]] (1977-78, with red walls on Big Wheel but yellow squares); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJpO9d4jMgE Three Strikes and a Showcase Showdown]] (1978, post-yellow squares); [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVuVhq8gcVY an opening]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISw1ZqbIkGg Three Strikes, and Showcase Showdown #2 through credits]] (1978, post-yellow squares); and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20v2y1Uu37A the slate and open from #4904D]] (April 28, 1983).
*** The show itself pulled out two rarities for its 40th Anniversary, namely [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXN6KB664ic the debut of the Rainbow Wheel]] (September 8, 1975) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZlog_DcerA the debut of Cliff Hangers]] (April 12, 1976). While the former has been circulating for years (iffy quality for the first half and terrible quality for the second), the Cliff Hangers debut hasn't been seen since its original airing.
*** Ludia's three ''Price'' video games (original, ''2010'', and ''Decades'') have lots of unlockable video clips, all of them interesting. ''Decades'' in particular promised a '''ton''' of clips not seen on any official compilations, including the previous two games.
*** Surfacing in December 2011, how about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjB_AYTgE5w a master copy]] of the Season 35 premiere?
*** And surfacing in July 2012, how about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX35wivlucE a perfect-quality master copy]] of the 1972 premiere?
** The Dennis James version, partly due to offering a ''lot'' of furs, hasn't been seen very much since 1977 minus three prominent examples. [[note]](a pair of brief clips in ''Game Show Moments Gone Bananas'' {circa 1974 where Dennis trips on the Turntable; circa 1976 with a problematic Clock Game player}, a daytime episode where he subbed for Barker {December 25, 1974; aired twice by GSN in 1997}, and a Lucky Seven playing shown during the 1979 Peter Falk film ''The In-Laws'' {which leads to a discussion between the leads about ''Price''})[[/note]] Only five episodes (including the pitchfilm) circulate, and approximately 30 episodes from 1973-75 were recorded onto audio cassette (heard [[http://j-shea.com/TPIR/nighttime/index.html here]] and [[http://j-shea.com/TPIR/cues/index.html here]]).
*** The last four minutes of an early-1976 show [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j8hQRqV1_A surfaced]] in July 2011, which a voiceover at the end clearly marks as being recorded from a local station, but clips of the same episode were ''also'' used in an official '76 promo reel. '''What the hell are the odds?!'''
*** The aforementioned contestant, Pamela, returned for the show's 40th Anniversary Special in 2012, and a brief clip was shown of her in '76 with Dennis making the briefest of cameos. Three days later, the show's official YouTube channel uploaded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6ERbQxNmEM clips from the master tape]] of Pamela winning, which included Dennis talking and signing off by name.
*** Wink Martindale posted clips from #002N (taped August 27, 1972, along with #001N), officially confirming that the syndicated tapings came after the CBS ones, despite the nighttime version having been planned first, and that both editions premiered a week apart. By the time the nighttime show premiered, five nighttime episodes (not counting the unaired #003N) were in the can.
*** Dennis James himself reportedly recorded his own copies of nearly every episode of seasons 1 to 3 (1972-75) as well as selected episodes of seasons 4 and 5 (1975-77), but the seasons 1-3 recordings were done on Cartrivision, V-Cord and VX tapes, early VCR formats which have long-since fallen into obscurity. (James must've been a very enthusiastic early adopter of home video recording.)
** The Davidson version hasn't aired on TV since January 1995. Luckily (or unluckily, as some fans might see it), at least half of the run exists on the trading circuit.
* LongRunners: The CBS version has run nonstop since 1972, giving it the longest contiguous run by far for any American game show. It's also one of the longest-running game shows in the world. The nine years the original series ran was no small feat in itself, considering how critics considered it the end of civilization as we know it.
* LyingCreator:
** When Rod mysteriously stopped appearing on-camera in Season 31, some fans assumed that it owed to Rod's declining health, while Creator/FremantleMedia claimed that they had implemented a policy to keep all their game show announcers from being seen. However, this claim was promptly debunked when several substitutes appeared on-camera and Rich himself did the same...and by Season 37, Rich and his successors started getting as much face time as Rod did in the early days. It was further debunked in [[http://retroalitytv.blogspot.com/2009/10/remembering-rod-roddy-live-out-loud.html an interview]] given by Holly Halstrom, who remained friends with Rod even after she left the show — the ''real'' reason Rod stopped appearing on-camera was arguments over salary between him and Bob.
** In 1995, during a taping of the show, someone in the audience asked Barker what happened to Holly. Barker said that [[NeverMyFault "Holly retired".]] But anyone who knows Barker better than anyone else would know the ''real'' reason for that.
** Barker also said that he retired on his own terms, when he announced such a thing on October 31, 2006. However, some people believe that was just a smoke screen all this time. They suspect that the real reason was because CBS and Creator/FremantleMedia had grown disgusted with his backstage behavior. Furthering the suspicions of longtime viewers is the fact that earlier in 2006, he signed a contract to host the series for five more years...then, all of a sudden, he announced he was "retiring". This sounds far less suspicious when you look at some of the episodes Barker taped right before he announced his retirement. In one of them [[note]](taped Oct. 23, 2006, aired Dec. 12, 2006)[[/note]] he asked to reveal the second number in Dice Game, forgetting it was already revealed. In another [[note]](taped Oct. 26, 2006, aired Dec. 15, 2006)[[/note]], Barker prematurely revealed the correct price in Cover Up, resulting in a technical win. He probably figured if he was going to make so many mistakes, it was time to hang it up.
* MilestoneCelebration:
** Every ''x'',000th episode features tons of big prizes and special decorations. Too bad every single one until #7,500 was celebrated at the wrong time.
** The show celebrated its 25th, 30th, and 35th Anniversaries with a primetime special. The first (#0001S) used the half-hour format, with the other half filled with clips; the second (#0001LV) was taped in Las Vegas, using the regular format; the third (#023SP) also celebrated Barker's 50 years in television, with a similar format as the 25th-Anniversary Special and a cameo by Adam Sandler.
* MissingEpisode:
** Many episodes of the Cullen run, including most of the daytime version, were wiped per standard network practices of the time.
** The primetime NBC version was aired in color, but all of the circulating prints of that run are in black-and-white. However, a video of someone's home movies from the 1960s is on YouTube, and it includes three-and-a-half minutes of that version filmed off the TV... '''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMG93VFdAm0&t=6m21s in color.]]'''
** The 1972 {{Pilot}} — no, not the nighttime pitchfilm taped February 16, but rather a dress rehearsal taped August 15 (one day after the set was first put up, and four days before the taping of #0011D) to make sure things would go smoothly when taping began on the 19th (and likely to have something tangible to show to {{CBS}} execs). Interestingly, neither Bob nor Dennis hosted this taping...but the person who ''did'' has been lost to time, and Roger Dobkowitz doesn't believe any footage of it exists.
** The episode aired on September 6, 1972 wasn't the real third episode. The actual third episode (the second one taped) went unaired because a contestant was deemed ineligible; the episode also contained a fur coat (as did the first and third tapings), shoving this one further into the realm of "not gonna air anytime soon", although there hasn't been a straight answer as to whether it still exists.
** The third Dennis James episode (#003N) got replaced as well, this one due to a set of special calculators (used to determine the Showcase winner) getting broken and nobody knowing how to fix them. A replacement was taped at the end of the season, but it remains unknown how the episode wrapped production (or, as with #0013D, if it still exists). When the daytime show premiered, 10 episodes, not counting the unaired #0013D, were in the can.
** One episode was shelved with a designation of #1513X due to the contestants switching spots in Contestant's Row without anyone noticing; this was to air on September 27, 2000 but, again, the episode aired that day was a replacement.
** In its other flavor, many episodes prior to the late 1990s will likely never be rerun, at least during Barker's lifetime, due to various bans he maintains. Most commonly cited are those through about late 1981 or so where fur coats were a prize (Barker became involved in animal rights). But there are also claims that episodes featuring model Holly Hallstrom are also on the "do not air" list because of bitter (non-)relations between her and Barker; Hallstrom testified against Barker at several of his sexual harassment trials, and sided with another ex-model, Dian Parkinson, when the Barker-Parkinson affair blew up. She was unceremoniously dismissed from the show in the fallout, due to Barker's insistence. (Barker's vehemently denied Hallstrom's claims.) For these episodes, if the show is seen in reruns in the future, it isn't known if the ban will expire upon Barker's death, or if Barker's will has a clause maintaining an indefinite and/or permanent ban. Regardless, numerous episodes from this "banned" period are on Website/YouTube and in private collections.
* NamesTheSame:
** The pricing game "Check Game" was originally called "Blank Check" until it was realized that Creator/JackBarry-Dan Enright productions had a [[Series/BlankCheck show of the same name]] in 1975 and supposedly threatened a lawsuit.
** One of the show's co-producers is Adam Sandler, who is not to be confused with [[Creator/AdamSandler the actor]].
** Similarly, the show's current executive producer is Mike Richards, not to be confused with [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Kramer]].
** There are two different pricing games called Bullseye (1972, 1976) and two called Balance Game (1984, 2006).
* OldShame:
** One of the things keeping ''Price'' off {{GSN}} and out of DVD retailers is Barker's refusal to greenlight shows that offered fur coats as prizes (although GSN screwed up, not once but ''three times'', and aired an episode with a fur). There are certain other episodes Barker won't greenlight, some of which contain his abandoned habit of letting women pull the $100 perfect bid bonus out of his pocket by themselves.
** Dennis James. Despite spending the first five years alongside Barker, helping to cement the show's popularity among those who were not able to watch the daytime version, GSN never aired any of his nighttime run. The official reason, given by on-air host Laura Chambers, was that the network felt it pointless since less than 50 episodes did ''not'' contain a fur coat/stole; the real number, according to former ''Price'' staffer Scott Robinson in his findings from the show's archives about the 1972-80 nighttime version, is at most '''five'''! Ouch -- no wonder GSN didn't bother! In 1997, a James-hosted episode aired (twice!) in tribute following his death, albeit a daytime one (originally aired December 25, 1974) where he was substituting for Barker.
** The original version averted any shame, and ensured it. In 1958, police arrested a viewer from New York City who tried to bribe the producers into selecting his sweepstakes entry. Later, as the quiz show scandals broke, charges were brought up that producers were instructing certain contestants to not exceed the prices of certain items. The charges were never proven.
** Drew Carey has expressed regret for "Drewcases" from Season 37, claiming they didn't work.
* OutOfOrder: Not always the most obvious, usually manifesting itself in minute set changes that seem to disappear and reappear, sometimes within the week. This also can result in the host making reference to a past event as if it were upcoming, or vice versa (e.g., saying that a contestant is the first to play a new pricing game when, due to another episode being moved, they are actually the second). And in 2003 and 2010's announcer searches, it led to the substitute announcer post frequently changing mid-week.
* ThePeteBest:
** Bill Cullen's tenure from 1956-65 is comparatively lesser-known than Barker's.
** Dennis James, to the point where Doug Davidson is better-known for hosting ''Price'' amongst those under the age of about 40 or so (excluding die-hard game show fans). There's something wrong when said under-40s will know the guy who did ''80'' episodes far more often than the guy who did ''200'', and it certainly doesn't help that about 40 episodes of Davidson's run circulate on video vs. exactly '''nine''' episodes of James' tenure. And then in September 2012, the official [=YouTube=] account posted the aforementioned video of Pamela, making sure the world knew a little more about Dennis.
* PromotedFanboy:
** Both Rod Roddy and Rich Fields were longtime fans of the show, and attended tapings where they asked original announcer Johnny Olson for advice on careers in announcing.
** Drew Carey is a ''huge'' Bob Barker fan, and leapt at the chance to succeed him.
** Creator/FremantleMedia staffer Mandel Ilagan, the creator of the pricing game ''½ Off'', was the founder of the newsgroup alt.tv.game-shows and a contestant on ''Series/MatchGame'' in 1998 before Fremantle hired him in the early 2000s.
* PropRecycling: ''Price'', for the most part, rarely throws their old stuff out.
** Any Number and the original Bullseye were actually ''one'' board, with three four-digit displays and lights with the numbers 1-10. The games only ''looked'' different because they had different faceplates.
** The same prop also got a clock on its top half for the first three playings of Clock Game. In April 1973, the board got a unique four-sided faceplate and became Double Digits.
** Professor Price himself apparently popped up in a few prize displays during Season 6, then languished somewhere until turning up in an early-2000s eBay auction as "Mr. Wiggles".
** The number display from Pathfinder was also originally used in the now-retired Add 'Em Up.
** The spotlights used around the Big Doors on the 1986 primetime specials were used in the same role for the 1993 ''New Price Is Right'' pilots, then appeared in an October 1998 Showcase where Kathleen played a studio tour guide.
** The Barker Silver Dollars for "Balance Game '84" were reused when "Balance Game '06" debuted.
** The "bonus money" cards for Clock Game during the 1986 Specials occasionally showed up in Barker's Bargain Bar as the "difference" card.
** The display from Check-Out's giant calculator seems to have been reused for the "change" display in Pocket Change.
** The "$1,000,000" sign used in the back of the audience for Million-Dollar Spectaculars was cut down a bit, and is now the "$100,000" sign for Pay The Rent's intro.
** November 11, 2013: When the first digit display on Dice Game was out of service, a number card from Cover Up was taped to it.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Safe Crackers originally used [[RealSongThemeTune the theme from]] ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' which required Mark Goodson Productions to pay royalties for the music. For this reason in 1992, the theme was dropped and replaced by a generic cue.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork:
** The original ''Price'' on NBC was holding its own in daytime, but the nighttime sponsors were playing around too much with it in other timeslots. It flourished at 8:30 PM Eastern Wednesdays, then in 1961 was moved to Mondays at 8:30 PM. A year later, it was moved to 9:30 PM Mondays where ''The Andy Griffith Show'' clobbered it, then again at midseason to Fridays at 9:30 PM. NBC wanted to skew younger than ''Price'' sponsors wanted and optioned a sitcom called ''Harry's Girls'', but ABC [[NetworkToTheRescue stepped in]] and offered more for ''Price'' than NBC was willing to pony up.
** Both versions moved to ABC, but their new home couldn't afford to air the show in color as NBC had. Further, not every market had an ABC affiliate in 1963, so 48 markets got ''Price'' on their CBS station instead. Ratings dropped significantly for both versions, with the nighttime show ousted on September 11, 1964 and the daytime show gone on September 3, 1965.
* ShrugOfGod:
** Credit Card hasn't been played in quite some time; while some games have been put on hiatus in the past, this one has gone so long without being played that it's essentially retired. However, the staff has been rather careful in choosing its words so as to give absolutely no clue whether the game has been permanently retired — the official explanation is that it's "being refurbished", which falls flat since Any Number and Temptation were refurbished in far less time.
** Step Up has been getting the same treatment after its last playing in Fall 2014. It and Credit card were mentioned in an April 2016 tweet by Drew Carey, saying "Well there’s always a chance they’ll come back. But don’t hold your breath".
** In October 2011, Sandler stated on the official forums that Bargain Game and Check Game would be "coming soon". Shortly afterward, the forums underwent a major overhaul and these statements were removed. Some suggested that Sandler was lying, but he was proven right on both counts when Bargain Game came back on April 10, 2012 and Check Game returned on June 20, 2013.
** After a very long hiatus, Card Game returned, with a new computerized design and smaller set that could be played in front of Contestant's Row.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Some of the prizes look ''very'' outdated when viewed next to an episode from today, such as the clunky desktop computers in the 1990s versus the extremely slim and portable computers from the new teens. In a different example, a lot of the pricing games have gone through dramatic changes as digital electronics have improved their appearance and eased the difficulty it takes to operate the props.
* ThrowItIn: Many different production or prop errors get left in for the heck of it.
** Johnny Olson frequently ad-libbed over portions of the written copy, and some of his ad-libs became permanent with Rod.
** The episode aired March 3, 1989 had ''two'' pricing games won due to production errors: one contestant got the top prize of $10,000 because they forgot to put a slip in one of the Punch-a-Bunch holes, and another won a car because One Away had a wrong number loaded into it, resulting in an {{Unwinnable}} setup.
** On at least three celebratory episodes (including Bob's last), some audience members brought in confetti and threw it despite this not being part of the episodes' plans.
** Make Your Mark's only appearance in Season 37 had its rules changed mid-taping to match Drew's incorrect explanation of them. The pricing game itself was then canned immediately afterward.
* TooSoon: The show had the misfortune to air a rerun [[http://www.snopes.com/katrina/humor/priceright.asp offering a trip to New Orleans]] as a prize - a week after Hurricane Katrina. Whoops.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: As awesome as the 1972 theme song and the 1972-2007 set are, you ''know'' they both just ''screamed'' 1970s. This is also averted in the sense that the show, and the set and the beloved theme song as well, has lasted ''way beyond'' the 1970s.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Bill Cullen stated in a January 23, 1972 [[http://userdata.acd.net/ottinger/cullen/more/article12.jpg interview]] that he was in negotiations with Goodson-Todman to do the ''New'' show in syndication and "We've hit a snag ... the price, so far, hasn't been right for me." While his polio would've made it all but impossible for him to helm a show where the host is required to move around a lot, keep in mind that nothing had really been ironed out about the format at this point. Also noted is that Bill was in New York City at the time as a regular panelist on ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'' and host of ''Series/ThreeOnAMatch''.[[note]] On a similar note, Bill was to have guest-hosted ''Series/TheTonightShow'' during the week of July 22, 1963. A dispute between Frigidaire (''Price'' sponsor) and Hotpoint (''Tonight'' sponsor) scuttled the appearance. Arlene Francis filled in for Johnny Carson that week.[[/note]]
** The pitchfilm, taped a few weeks later, shows that hardly anything is certain except the core concept of winning a One-Bid to play a pricing game, the host (Dennis James), the airing schedule (weekly syndication), and the syndicator (Viacom). Almost everything else either got tweaked (the pricing games became Take Two and Ten Chances, respectively) or were dropped entirely (children bidding on prizes to win them for their parents).
** Sometime between the pitchfilm and early August, the idea was hatched to use '''three''' Showcases per episode, so all onstage players could have a chance at more. This was dropped before August 19.
** The extensive list of those who auditioned to replace Bob Barker in 2007 included Doug Davidson (1994 nighttime version), George Hamilton (actor and 1998 ''Series/MatchGame'' panelist), Todd Newton (''[[Series/{{Whammy}} Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck]]'', ''Series/FamilyGameNight''), John O'Hurley (''Series/FamilyFeud'', ''Series/ToTellTheTruth''), Dave Price (''The Early Show''), Marco Antonio Regil (host of the Mexican version), Mike Richards (''Series/BeautyAndTheGeek'' and ''TPIR''[='s=] future executive producer), Mark Steines (''Series/EntertainmentTonight''), Marc Summers (''[[Series/DoubleDare1986 Double Dare]]'', ''[[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon What Would You Do]]''), Mark L. Walberg (''Series/ShopTilYouDrop'', ''Free 4 All'', ''Series/RussianRoulette''), and Ian Ziering (''Series/BeverlyHills90210'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' and ex-husband of former TPIR model Nikki Ziering). Many online fans campaigned for Newton, Roger Dobkowitz pushed for Walberg, and CBS (after originally eyeing Price) were rumored to have preferred Steines, but Drew Carey eventually came onto the radar and got the gig after his hosting of CBS' short-lived primetime game show ''Power of 10'' attracted positive attention (though he at first turned down the offer).
*** If you're ever curious to see how some of these host candidates would've done on the real show, look for videos of ''The Price Is Right Live!'' productions in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, which are scaled down but still identifiable as ''TPIR''. Davidson, Hamilton, Newton, Summers, Regil, and Wahlberg have all hosted runs of ''TPIR Live!'' since 2007, as have current announcer George Gray and 2010 announcer candidate J.D. Roberto. As well, Todd Newton hosted the 2005 ''TPIR'' DVD game before Bob Barker's departure (but was not seen on-camera), while Davidson and Regil have of course hosted different versions of ''TPIR'' with different formats (and in the latter's case, Spanish). Richards ended up hosting GSN's 2012 revival of ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The Pyramid]]''.
*** Sportscaster Dan Patrick (who had announced his departure from ESPN in Summer 2007) admitted in interviews that CBS asked if he'd like to audition to replace Bob Barker as well, but he turned down the invite. Fans can now see how he does as a game show host on Crackle's ''Sports Series/{{Jeopardy}}!''.
*** There were also short-lived talks surrounding Rosie O'Donnell becoming the new host (partially bolstered by Bob Barker himself in interviews). Rosie and CBS did have talks about the idea, but Rosie wanted the series to relocate to New York permanently, which largely ended any future discussion.
*** Similarly, Tom Bergeron (''Series/TheHollywoodSquares'', ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'') claims in his autobiography that CBS offered him the job at one point, but he didn't want to relocate from his home base in the NYC metro area. CBS then discussed ''relocating the entire show to New York'' just for him, but he said he didn't want to uproot the show's longtime staff.
** Season 37 was supposed to have a new pricing game introduced every day on the first week, possibly to make up for the fact that Season 36 had no new games introduced. Thanks to the firing of Dobkowitz and numerous other [[ScrewedByTheNetwork budget issues with CBS]], all but Gas Money got scrapped.
** After Johnny Olson's death, Bob Hilton almost got the announcing job, but turned it down to host two unsold pilots. Hilton retired from game shows at a fairly young age of 48 in 1991; who knows how long he could've stayed in the biz had he gotten the nod?
** Supposedly, Creator/PhilHartman auditioned for the announcer's role after Johnny Olson died. Hartman's only turn as announcer was on the short-lived ''Pop 'N Rocker Game'' in 1983. (He also auditioned for the announcer/sidekick role for season 2 of ''[[Series/LetsMakeADeal The All-New Let's Make A Deal]]'', but lost out to [[Series/HighRollers Dean Goss]].)
** Among those who auditioned after Rod's death, Barker almost hired Art Sanders (a news anchorman at KOMO Seattle) on the spot.
** When Rich [=DiPirro=] redesigned the Plinko intro in Season 38, part of his plan was to bring back the Plinko sign (last used December 5, 2002) in its classic opening style. [=DiPirro=] asked if the sign still existed (it did) and requested it be brought to the stage so he could examine it and hopefully clean it up to present his idea to the producers...but once "management" (believed to be Mike Richards) found out about this, [[DownerEnding the sign was destroyed]].
--->'''[[http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,17867.msg308020.html#msg308020 DiPirro]]:''' "This is second hand information, but it seems the sign existed when I asked for it, but was destroyed with the knowledge I wanted to put it back on the air. ... This moment represented my very first, huge disappointment at the show in so many ways. But, as a fan, most important was that a historic prop was senselessly destroyed..."
*** More annoying is that for Season 40, the logo signs in the back of the audience were altered to use a ''physically spinning'' dollar sign. Yes, let's ''add'' new physical props but ''destroy'' one that's been in storage for seven years.
*** Penny Ante suffered a similar fate when it got left out in the rain, ruining its already tetchy electronics. The staff had planned to bring the game back to the rotation, but ended up never getting around to it and eventually announced it was retired in Spring 2007.
** Back to host speculation: at one point Dennis James was considered for hosting both the daytime and nighttime versions of The Price is Right when the game show was revived in 1972; but Creator/{{CBS}} wanted ([[ExecutiveMeddling and got]]) Bob Barker for the daytime version.
** ''½ Off'' was originally designed to be played for a car with its keys in one of the 16 boxes.
** Dick Van Dyke turned down hosting the original NBC version.
* WrittenInInfirmity:
** Drew had to make several accommodations for a stretch of Season 37 episodes due to foot surgery. Most notably, he spent several episodes walking with a cane, and had the models carry him out on a prize at the top of the show. They also handled some of the pricing game props that he normally would. In Season 40, he spent several episodes in a sling after receiving shoulder surgery.
** Bob Barker did this at least once in the late 1980s, hobbing around stage with a crutch. He blamed it on being hugged by (who else) a Samoan contestant.
** The producers not wanting to deal with this is often cited as a reason why Bill Cullen wasn't asked to host the 1972 revival.
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