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Aired
CBS Daytime, September 4, 1972 – Present
Syndicated, September 11, 1972 – September 7, 1980
Run time
30 Minutes (1972-1975), 60 Minutes (1975-present)
Hosts
Bob Barker CBS Daytime, 1972-2007 and Syndicated 1977-1980
Drew Carey CBS Daytime, 2007-Present
Dennis James Syndicated, 1972-1977
Announcers
Johnny Olson CBS Daytime, 1972-1985, Syndicated 1972-1980
Rod Roddy CBS Daytime, 1986-2003
Rich Fields CBS Daytime, 2004-2010
George Gray CBS Daytime, 2011-Present
Origination
Studio 33, CBS Television City, Los Angeles, California

The (New/Nighttime) Price is Right (1972) is an ultra successful game show centered on the pricing of merchandise and grocery products to win cash and prizes. The current version of the show premiered on September 4, 1972 on CBS and was hosted by Bob Barker until his retirement on June 15, 2007. Drew Carey succeeded Barker at the beginning of Season 36 on October 15, 2007. TV Guide named The Price Is Right the "greatest game show of all time" in 2001. The show is well-known for its signature line of "Come on down!" when the announcer directs newly selected contestants to Contestants' Row.

Game formatEdit

One BidEdit

One Bid is a qualifying game, played with four contestants standing at the foot of the stage ("Contestants' Row"). A prize is shown and each player gives a bid for the item. Contestants bid in dollars and not cents (as the retail prices are rounded off to the nearest dollar) and may not bid the same amount as any player bid previously for that item. The contestant who bids closest to the actual retail price of the prize, without going over, wins the prize and advances on to the stage for an individual pricing game. A contestant that bids the exact price also receives a cash bonus ($100 from 1977-1998, $500 starting in 1998). If all four contestants overbid, they all must bid again, lower than the lowest bid. Four initial contestants are chosen from the audience at the start of the show to play the first One Bid round and bid in order from left to right; before each subsequent One Bid round, a new contestant is chosen from the audience to replace the previous winner (new contestants always went first).

Pricing GamesEdit

Each winner of the six One Bid rounds is called onto the stage to play a pricing game to play for a prize or prizes valued at least several thousand dollars.

Main Article: The Price is Right (1972)/Pricing Games

Showcase ShowdownEdit

Used since the show expanded to a 60-minute format in 1975, and only in 60-minute formats, the Showcase Showdown determines which contestants will compete in the Showcases at the end of the show. There are two Showcase Showdowns in each episode, one each after every three pricing games. Each Showcase Showdown features the three contestants who played the preceding three pricing games.

Each contestant spins a large wheel which is segmented and marked with values from five cents to a dollar, in increments of five cents. The wheel must make one complete downward revolution for the spin to qualify, and the contestant will be booed by the audience and must spin again if the spin fails to do so. Disabled contestants or those otherwise unable to make a qualifying spin are generally assisted by either a family member/friend or the host. The winner of each Showdown is the contestant who spins the highest value closest to one dollar in one spin or the total of two spins without exceeding one dollar. A total of exactly one dollar wins $1,000 and also earned a bonus spin (since 1978) for a potential bonus cash prize. For the bonus spin, the contestant must get the wheel all the way around or the spin is void and they do not get another spin. If the wheel does go all the way around and it stops on a bonus space, the contestant won a bonus cash prize. If it's a green bonus space, the contestant won a small bonus cash prize. If it's a red bonus space, the contestant wins a large bonus cash prize. From 1978-2008, The small bonus cash prize was $5,000 and the large bonus cash prize was $10,000. Since September 2008, the bonus cash prizes increased to $10,000 for a small bonus cash prize and $25,000 for a large bonus cash prize.

The two Showdown winners in each show compete in the Showcase following the second Showdown. In the event of a tie, a spin-off is held in which each of the tied contestants is given one spin. The contestant with the highest value advances to the Showcase. In the event that a contestant spins $1.00 in their spin-off spin, they still get $1,000 and a bonus spin. If the tie happens to be between multiple players who scored $1.00, each player's bonus spin also counts as their spin-off. This is disadvantageous for the contestants, since two of the three prize-awarding spaces ($0.05 and $0.15) also happen to be two of the three worst tie-breaking spaces. Contestants who participate in bonus spin-offs and who don't get the wheel all the way around are allowed to spin again, but without the addition of any more bonus money. If the spin-off contestants tie in terms of the prize-awarding spaces, another spin-off is played but without any bonus money at stake.

The ShowcasesEdit

The two qualifying contestants are shown a large prize package. The contestant with the larger total of cash and prizes (the "top winner") may either bid on that showcase or pass it to their opponent (the "runner-up"). A second prize package is then shown, and whichever contestant has not yet bid must bid on that showcase. Unlike the One-Bid, one player may bid the same bid as the other, as they are each bidding on separate prize packages. The contestant who bids closer to the combined "actual retail price" of the items in their showcase without going over wins that showcase. If both contestants bid higher than the actual price of their own showcases, referred to as a "double overbid," they both lose.

If the winning contestant bids within $250 of the price of his/her showcase, he/she wins both showcases. This rule was introduced in 1974 for a winner whose bid was "less than $100" under the price; the threshold was raised to "$250 or less" starting with the 27th season premiere show in 1998. The nighttime syndicated shows had no such rule.

Do-It-YourselfEdit

Used sometime between late 1974 and early 1975. The Showcases had three categories of prizes, each of which had three prizes in it. The contestant randomly had to choose one prize from each category, and those prizes were then presented as the contestant's showcase. This wasn't was used much most likely because there were 27 combinations of showcases, and they would have to get the prizes to the big doors quickly.

PersonnelEdit

ModelsEdit

Sub ModelsEdit

Special GuestsEdit

See Main Article:The Price is Right (1972)/Guests

TriviaEdit

Before TPIR, Studio 33 (a.k.a. The Bob Barker Studio) taped the formerly popular 1967-1978 sketch comedy show The Carol Burnett Show.

This is the longest running game show in America with the second version running for 40 years with over 8,000 episodes.

Not every pricing game was won on the day that premiere. Some pricing games would get their first win after the 2nd playing. 3rd playing, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th etc. The only pricing game to get its first win after 31 playings was Pay the Rent in 2013.

The buzzer sound was very different from the 1970s and 1980s. The current one was introduced in the early 1990s and retained for over 20 years. (watch some of episode of The Price is Right on YouTube for example) Starting with the earliest all the way to the most recent. The buzzer SFX was also used for wrong answers on the short-lived 1989 revival of Now You See It and the short-lived 1994 PBS game show Think Twice. It is doubled for bonus round losses on Wheel of Fortune.

Foreign personalities from various international version of TPIR stopped by the American version occasionally. Larry Emdur former host of the Australian version appeared in the studio audience in a 1995 episode. Seventeen years later, In 2012, he made a brief guest appearance again for the 40th season.

On May 3, 2013, the show had their very first special all-kids edition. Initially, it was scheduled to air on April 18, 2013 but was held back in favor of the Boston Marathon bombings.

In Popular CultureEdit

The Price is Right (1972) has been referenced, featured or spoofed in the following:

  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) - can be briefly seen on TV.
  • The In-Laws (1979) - Dennis James' version can be briefly seen on TV at the bar.
  • Being There (1979) - can be briefly seen on TV.
  • I Lost on Jeopardy! (1984) - Sung by Weird Al Yankovic, the title was briefly mentioned in the song.
  • Welcome to the Boomtown (1986) - a music video by the rock duo David & David, a brief clip of the Showcase segment can be seen on TV.
  • Power (1986) - can be briefly seen on TV.
  • Ruthless People (1986) - a clip can be briefly seen on TV.
  • Flight of the Navigator (1986) - David Freeman's mother Helen and the workers from NASA are watching the intro of TPIR on TV.
  • Sesame Street (1986) (TV Episode) - spoofed as The Trash is Right.
  • The Witches of Eastwick (1987) - a clip can be briefly seen on TV.
  • Adventures in Babysitting (1987) - a clip can be briefly seen on TV in the kitchen.
  • Family Feud (1988) (TV Episode) - referenced by the late Ray Combs during the shows' July 4, 1988 premiere on CBS.
  • Tin Toy (1988) - featured on TV in the background.
  • Sesame Street (1988) (TV Episode) - spoofed as The Triangle is Right.
  • Earth Girls Are Easy (1989) - a clip can be seen on TV.
  • UHF (1989) - Spoofed in U62's fall schedule as The Lice is Right.
  • The Simpsons: The Otto Show (1992) (TV Episode) - Otto start to watch TPIR on TV in their home.
  • Saturday Night Live (1992) (TV Episode) - spoofed as Sabra Price is Right.
  • 2 Stupid Dogs (1993) (TV Episode) - spoofed as Let's Make a Right Price.
  • Animaniacs: Chairman of the Bored (1993) (TV Episode) - Francis Pumphandle mentions former host Bob Barker to Yakko, Wakko and Dot.
  • The Nanny: When You Pish Upon a Star (1994) (TV Episode) - Former host Bob Barker appeared in the episode where he sat at a table when Fran Fine (played by Fran Drescher) spotted him.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head: Screamers (1995) (TV Episode) - mentions TPIR when both Beavis & Butt-Head are watching the show on TV.
  • Cybill: Pal Zoey (1996) (TV Episode) - Cybill's cousin from Arkansas named Lyle Clocum (played by Jeff Foxworthy) is obsessed with becoming a contestant on The Price is Right.
  • Happy Gilmore (1996) - Former host Bob Barker makes a cameo appearance in the film.
  • My Flows is Tight (1998) - Sung by Lord Digga, it samples the TPIR theme song.
  • Yes Dear: The Ticket (2001) (TV Episode) - Jimmy cheats on The Price is Right.
  • Family Guy: Brian in Love (2000) (TV Episode) - After Barker's reminder to "Help control the pet population by having their pets spayed or neutered." Brian wishes that he would "Just die already".
  • The Simpsons: HOMR (2001) (TV Episode) - Homer Simpson acts as the dog and says "Don't spay or neuter your pets!".
  • Family Guy: Screwed the Pooch (2001) (TV Episode) - Peter Griffin becomes a contestant on Survivor as he accidentally knocks over the set as it reveals the set of TPIR.
  • Come on Down (2001) - sung by Crystal Waters, it samples the TPIR theme song.
  • Celebrity Deathmatch: The Mysterious T (2002) (TV Episode) - Former Price host Bob Barker tries to dispatch former host of The Weakest Link Anne Robinson.
  • Home Movies: It's Time to Pay the Price (2002) (TV Episode) - Briefly spoofed in the movie montage as The Price is Nice.
  • Mad TV: (2003) - spoofed TPIR as a Lorraine skit.
  • The Simpsons: The Fat and the Furriest (2003) (TV Episode) - Patty and Selma mentions they were on TPIR.
  • Mad TV: (2004)
  • Family Guy: The Fat Guy Strangler (2005) (TV Episode) - While in contestant's row, after a contestant bid $780, the last contestant bid $781. That infuriated the contestant bidding $780 so he said "F**K YOU".
  • Drawn Together: Captain Girl (2006) (TV Episode) - The Child Services Woman (voiced by Paget Brewster) standing in a TPIR-like set encourages people to have their Nicaraguan babies spayed or neutered.
  • Date Movie (2006) - a sped-up version of the TPIR theme song can be heard in the background as Chris Harrison tells Grant Fonkyerdoder to pick one girl and eliminated the rest in a brief spoof of The Bachelor called The Extreme Bachelor: Desperate Edition.
  • Robot Chicken: Message Chair/Bloopers! Three (2006) (TV Episode) - During the showcase showdown, a male contestant is spinning the big wheel as he is accidentally getting caught in one of the pegs by getting spun around multiple times by getting plunked on the ground by each decent.
  • Adam Kontras (2007) - Kontras and the egos crashed the set of The Price is Right by playing around by spinning the big wheel, playing at the showcase podiums and contestant's row by pretending to be all excited by "coming on down" in the audience area. Then, Kontras pretends to be the new host of Price by thinking this will be a fine job for him as this would be appropriate enough since this was shown during Barker's final season at the time. Unfortunately, he and his egos were kicked out by security.
  • Mind of Mencia (2007) (TV Episode) - Carlos Mencia finds out what would happen if he became the new host of The Price is Right.
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) - Former host and Happy Gilmore star Bob Barker can be briefly seen hosting an episode of The Price is Right on TV.
  • How I Met Your Mother: Showdown (2007) (TV Episode) - Barry Stinson (played by Neil Patrick Harris) becomes a contestant on The Price is Right.
  • Family Guy: It Takes a Village Idiot, And I Married One (2007) - The Griffins ride the Cliffhangers mountain climber while Cleveland Brown was inside a Plinko chip.
  • Robot Chicken: Squaw Bury Shortcake (2007) (TV Episode) - Former host Bob Barker gets a new job.
  • Family Guy: Tales of a Third Grade Nothing (2008) (TV Episode) - The late singer Prince becomes a contestant on TPIR.
  • 30 Rock: Christmas Special (2008) (TV Episode) - Tracy Jordan tells Liz Lemon "If all you wanted was a hug from a black person, maybe you should host The Price is Right.
  • Drop Dead Diva: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode) - a brief clip can be seen on TV. Additionally, Deborah "Deb" Dobkins (played by Brooke D'Orsay) gets killed in a car crash on her way to audition as a model for TPIR.
  • WWE Monday Night Raw (2009) (TV Episode) - spoofed as The Price is Raw as former host Bob Barker was the host of this episode.
  • CollegeHumor (2009) - spoofed as The Slumdog Price is Right.
  • Jack & Jill (2011) - Jill wanted to be on The Price is Right as one of her to do list.
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked (2011) - Alvin shouts "Come on Down!".
  • Family Guy: New Kidney in Town (2011) (TV Episode) - Peter appears in the showcase showdown during his Red Bull addiction as he gave the wheel a hard fast spin. After he sends out greetings to everyone on the camera, the wheel breaks off and rolls down by killing a section of the audience as Peter replies "Whoa! Paramedics, come on down!" as he starts to go crazy.
  • Family Guy: Stewie Goes for a Drive (2011) (TV Episode) - A female contestant gets a very crappy showcase which includes a hammock, a piece of chalk and a trip to Wilmington, Delaware. She replies "I moved my abortion for this!" due to her disgust.
  • State Farm (2011) (TV Commercial) - Former Price host Bob Barker makes a brief cameo appearance as he says: "And...a new car!".
  • Saturday Night Live (2012) (TV Episode) - spoofed as Super Showcase.
  • The Campaign (2012) - Mitzi Huggins can be seen watching The Price is Right when Cam Brady drops by her house as she admits by "touching" herself to Drew Carey on TPIR almost everyday.
  • Neil's Puppet Dreams (2012) (Web Series) - At the end credits from the episode "The Restaurant", you can briefly see both the names of Bob Barker and Drew Carey.
  • @ Midnight with Chris Hardwick (2013) (TV Series) - spoofed in one of the games as eBay Price is Right.
  • Tosh.0: Banned from Walmart (2014) (TV Episode) - spoofed as The Cost is Correct.
  • Family Guy: Mom's the Word (2014) (TV Episode) - When Evelyn is kissing Peter at The Drunken Clam, a brief clip of TPIR comes on TV.
  • Family Guy: Brokeback Swanson (2015) (TV Episode) - Joe Swanson tries to watch TPIR while manipulating the remote control with his mouth. However, it causes the volume to increase.
  • Meet the Smiths (2015) (TV series) In the opening, former Price model Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith can be seen in the intro during the big wheel from The Price is Right
  • Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars (2015) (TV Special) - Former host Bob Barker makes a cameo appearance in the special.
  • Family Guy: The New Adventures of Old Tom (2016) (TV Episode) - On Price, a female model has been replaced by a male model as it resulted a male contestant rejecting a car that was once offered to him in the process.
  • Saturday Night Live (2017) (TV Episode) - spoofed as The Price is Right: Celebrity Edition.
  • Subway (2017) (TV Commercial) - the TPIR theme song can be briefly heard in the background of the commercial during the promotion for their $6 footlong sandwiches. Try Them Now you're going to love them!
  • Freefall [Can't Stop] (2018) - In the 2018 music video by the rock band Modern Time Machines, a Black & White picture frame of former host Bob Barker along with a female contestant at the Showcase Showdown can be briefly seen at the left side behind the band's drummer.

Behind the Scenes SpecialsEdit

E! True Hollywood Story: The Price is RightEdit

On January 27, 2002, the E! network debuted an hour-long documentary based on TPIR, Including archival interviews with former host Bob Barker and his former "Barker Beauties" Dian Parkinson and Janice Pennington. In addition, it includes new interviews with the show's other past models like Chantal Dubay Beck, Kathleen Bradley, Holly Hallstrom, Cindy Margolis, Gina Lee Nolin and Nikki Schieler Ziering.

InFANity: The Price is RightEdit

Infanity The Price is Right

On August 21, 2006, Hosted by Lisa Joyner, the episode features a behind the scenes look at the show featuring production secrets, interviews with former host Bob Barker along with his "Barker's Beauties".

Cover Story: All Access Pass: The Price is RightEdit

On June 17, 2018, this episode featured a behind-the-scenes look at the show featuring a tour of the prize warehouse, bloopers, Drew Carey discussed Bob Barker's legacy and where co-producer Stan Blits talks about choosing contestants.

Primetime SpecialsEdit

1986 Primetime SpecialsEdit

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For six weeks (1 1/2 months) during the summer of 1986, CBS produced a special prime time edition of The Price is Right in an attempt to stop ratings winner NBC and their successful Thursday night shows The Cosby Show & Family Ties but with no success. In addition, Bob and Rod wore tuxedos for these specials and occasionally, the models (Dian, Janice & Holly) wore evening dresses for these specials too. It was this very special that premiered several things that would be used for the daytime show, like the game rule changes which will be mentioned later.

The Price Is Right $1,000,000 SpectacularEdit

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The Price Is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular is a special primetime version of The Price is Right where in addition to the usual (contestants try to know their prices to win big cash & prizes), they also try to win $1,000,000.

In the Bob Barker era, contestants try to win $1,000,000 off the big wheel but with no success. On those episodes, getting $1.00 still got the $1,000 bonus and the green sections still got the additional $5,000; except for his final episode, in which the bonuses were upped to $10,000 and $20,000; respectively. If nobody got $1.00 in the Showcase Showdowns, whoever wins their Showcase gets one spin to win the money with the green sections worth nothing extra; that rule started on a special celebrating Bob's 80th birthday. On one episode, both showcase competitors overbid, so a random audience member got to spin for the money. On the February 14, 2006 episode, the rules were amended so that if both players overbid, whoever made the smaller overbid got to spin for the money.

In the Drew Carey era, contestants try to win $1,000,000 in one of the pricing games (which only happened once via Clock Game) and in the Showcases (which happened twice). The Showcase Showdown bonuses were multiplied by 5 to $5,000, $25,000, and $50,000, respectively. In the Showcases, if the winner was $1,000 (originally $500) away from the price of their own showcase, they won the $1,000,000 in addition to both showcases.

Pricing Game rule changesEdit

Beginning in 2008, episodes of The Price Is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular featured rule changes to some pricing games which rewarded a $1 million bonus to the contestant if specific goals were achieved while playing the pricing game.

CBS Reality Show CrossoversEdit

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TPIR Big Brother
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Special three primetime episodes of The Price is Right aired from May 23-25, 2016 where it crossovered three hit reality shows: Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race along with the appearance of their respective hosts from the said shows: Jeff Probst, Julie Chen and Phil Keoghan as their die-hard fans teamed up alongside past participants from their respective shows.

Full EpisodesEdit

Mash-Up Week (2016)Edit

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This special crossover week aired from May 9 until May 13, 2016 where both The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal (Brady version only) start to swap their pricing games along with their co-stars and a few other surprises.

Stars From The Price is Right who have appeared during mash-up week on Let's Make a DealEdit

Stars from Let's Make a Deal that have appeared during mash-up week on The Price is RightEdit

Spin-Off Online Web SeriesEdit

There were three online spin-off reality web series (based on The Price is Right) that were made in 2006, 2009 and 2014 respectively.

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Main article: Road to Price

This was a six-episode only documentary series that aired on the now-defunct CBS' Innertube channel from November 20 until November 27, 2006.

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Main article: Rich Fields Gone Wild

This was a two episodes only comedy series that aired on YouTube from November 9, 2009 until March 25, 2010. Additionally, the series can also be seen on websites such as Atomic Wedgie and Archive.org respectively.

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This was a five-episode only reality competition series that aired only on priceisright.com and YouTube from October 27 until November 24, 2014.

Documentary FilmEdit

Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much was a documentary film from 2017 about how Ted "Theodore" Slauson along with memorizing and documenting the prize amounts on The Price is Right by keeping track of every items and their prices began as a hobby for Slauson until the factual evidence became too overwhelming to ignore as it explores Slauson's experience as a 37-time audience member by resulting in a scandal that rattled news outlets like: Esquire, Time Magazine and TMZ as it ended him being banned forever from The Price is Right.

Main article: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much

International VersionsEdit

Main Article: The Price is Right/International

Game Show Marathon (2006)Edit

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The Price is Right (1972 version) was featured in the weekly hour-long tournament-styled game show, Gameshow Marathon, this episode premiered on May 31, 2006.

Game Show Marathon was hosted by Ricki Lake and announced by Rich Fields. The show was filmed at CBS Television City in Hollywood and aired on CBS from May 31, 2006 to June 29, 2006.

RulesEdit

The top prize for Plinko was $100,000 as it featured the same layout as seen in primetime with a $20,000 slot in the center. Three games were played on this episode, and the two highest-scoring contestants in the Showcase Showdown advance to the Showcase. The winning Showcase went to a viewer watching at home.

Full EpisodeEdit

Set PicsEdit

ScreengrabsEdit

Home Viewer QuestionEdit

The Price is Right Live!Edit

On September 25, 2003 a live stage version of The Price is Right debuted at Harrah's Reno in Reno, NV. Since then, The live stage version is held at Caesars Entertainment casinos, as well as the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut and the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in Florida. The show also briefly ran at two Atlantic City casinos in 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2012. Additionally, the show ran at the Welk Resort in Branson, Missouri in 2012. They are all produced in association with FremantleMedia.

GameplayEdit

In some cases, audience members for each show are asked a series of pricing questions, in some venues, this involves the use of an audience response keypads; in others, a pricing game is played at registration prior to the show. The top scores in both accuracy and speed are called as contestants for the One-Bid. In still other cases (such as the current Las Vegas and Atlantic City productions and the Branson show) contestants are chosen through random drawing Unlike the TV version, an entirely new set of contestants are chosen to bid on each One-Bid item and participate in the Showcase Showdown and the Showcase. While "Contestants not appearing on stage" receive a T-shirt.

A contestant who bids exactly correct on a One-Bid receives $100 in credits for a "TPIR" slot machine in the given casino.

Typically, the pricing games and the showcases are played for lower stakes and smaller prizes than its TV counterpart. However, like the television show, contestant do not have to pay an admission fee to play.

Pricing GamesEdit

Only a small selection of the show's pricing games have been replicated for the live show including:

  • It's In the Bag (top prize is $2,400; first four bags are $150-$300-$600-$1,200)
  • One Wrong Price (In some shows, the host will invoke the Monty Hall-esque problem: remove one of the correctly priced prizes {other than the one the contestant selected}, then offer the contestant any of the three prizes to keep and end the game; should the player turn down this offer, the game's normal all-or-nothing rules apply)

(NOTE: Starred (*) games are the current ones being used in the touring live show.)

Showcase ShowdownEdit

Three contestants are called down to play, using a scaled-down version of the Big Wheel used on television through mid-2008. Getting $1.00 in one or two spins awards $100; in the bonus spin, getting a green section awards $500 while the dollar is worth $1,000. The winning contestant (under normal Showcase Showdown rules) receives $250.

The wheel used in the casino show was used during the July 22, 2008 late taping of the CBS version (originally aired October 2) when the normal Big Wheel was repainted following host Drew Carey's complaints about it's purple color scheme.

ShowcaseEdit

Two contestants are called down to play. Both contestants are shown a single showcase and must (in writing) bid on it. The person closer to the actual retail price of the showcase (bids are checked to ensure no duplicates) wins a pre-determined prize from the showcase. The contestant must be within $100 of the actual retail price of the showcase, including a car. (the only time a car is given away on the live stage version.)

Current touring versions of The Price is Right Live! now use a modified Ten Chances pricing game dubbed as Ten Chances - Showcase Edition. In this version, four prizes are used, using normal Ten Chances rules with two modifications.

1.) More than one incorrect number can be placed in the numbers to choose from. The contestant, however, is still told how many numbers make up the price. 

2.) No more than three chances can be used for any one prize (except the final prize) allowing for at least one chance at the last prize, which is a car normally in the $14,000 range.

HostsEdit

The Las Vegas production features a series of multiple hosts. A new set of shows began in October 2009 at Foxwoods, hosted by Alan Thicke. other rotating hosts includes:

  • Todd Newton
  • Marc Summers
  • George Hamilton
  • Doug Davidson (who has previously hosted the 1994-95 syndicated nighttime version before it)
  • Bob Goen
  • JD Roberto
  • Roger Lodge
  • Mark L. Walberg
  • Michael Burger
  • Chuck Woolery
  • Marco Antonio Regil
  • Drew Lachey
  • Jerry Springer
  • David Ruprecht
  • Joey Fatone

In addition, Fatone was the host of the shows that took place in Atlantic City in the winter and spring of 2011. Jerry Springer hosted in Harrah's Atlantic City in October 2012, just before Hurricane Sandy would hit the east coast. The current touring show uses Springer to host the show along with Marco Antonio Regil and David Ruprecht sharing the announcing duties. Starting in 2013, announcer George Gray (during the non-televised taping weeks from the current Carey era of the show) also alternates as a live stage show host.

Newton, Summers, Regil, Davidson and Hamilton were contenders to replace Bob Barker, a job that ultimately went to Drew Carey in 2007. as previously mentioned before, Davidson was also the host of a short-lived syndicated Nighttime spin-off better known as The (New) Price is Right which ran for four month in 1994. Regil (who is bilingual) was host of the Mexican version of TPIR under the name Atinale Al Precio which aired on Canal de las Estrellas from 1997 until 2000 and again in 2010, including the current UK 1989 Bob Warman-styled Showcase format originally debuing in April 2010. Roberto has also been a sub-announcer for the CBS daytime version in 2010 (episodes taped originally in August 2010 to start the show's 39th season).

AnnouncersEdit

Various announcers for The Price is Right Live! stage show include Randy West (who was the regular announcer for the Las Vegas version for several years) Daniel Rosen, David Ruprecht, JD Roberto and countless others. In addition, West has also been a substitute announcer for selected episodes of the CBS version in both daytime and primetime, and both he and Rosen were announcer search candidates from 2003-2004. Andy Taylor, formerly of radio station KTTS in Springfield, MO is the announcer for the Brandon show. Chinese-Canadian television presenter Benny Yau was co-announcer with Howard Blank for the show's Canadian debut at Vancouver, Canada in May 2011, where the show was done in English, Catonese and Mandarin languages.

LinksEdit

New Site
Old Site
Official Facebook Page

MerchandiseEdit

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PhotosEdit

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Episode StatusEdit

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The Price is Right The First Permanent Hour Long Show (11 3 75)

Price is Right Double Dare Promo December 1976

Price is Right Double Dare Promo December 1976

The Price Is Right promo from 1976

The Price Is Right promo from 1976

The Price Is Right 1977 KMGH Nighttime Promo

The Price Is Right 1977 KMGH Nighttime Promo

1977 Dennis James The Price Is Right Nighttime Prome

1977 Dennis James The Price Is Right Nighttime Prome

The Price is Right TV promo 1980

The Price is Right TV promo 1980

A Retro Behind the scenes view of The Price is Right (1982)

A Retro Behind the scenes view of The Price is Right (1982)

The Price is Right "Phone Home Game" plug, 1983

The Price is Right "Phone Home Game" plug, 1983

The Price is Right promo, 1987

The Price is Right promo, 1987

The Price is Right promo, 1988

The Price is Right promo, 1988

The Price is Right 1995 CJON (NTV) Promo

The Price is Right 1995 CJON (NTV) Promo

The Price is Right 25th Anniversary Special promo, 1996

The Price is Right 25th Anniversary Special promo, 1996

WJSU Family Feud Card Sharks The Price is Right promo, 1988

WJSU Family Feud Card Sharks The Price is Right promo, 1988

The Price is Right clip (Quick one!), 2001

The Price is Right clip (Quick one!), 2001

The Price Is Right - Aired June 15, 2007 - Bob Barker's Final Show

The Price Is Right - Aired June 15, 2007 - Bob Barker's Final Show

The Price is Right Drew Carey's first-taped episode, pt

The Price is Right Drew Carey's first-taped episode, pt. 1

The Price is Right Drew Carey's first-taped episode, pt

The Price is Right Drew Carey's first-taped episode, pt. 2

The Price is Right Drew Carey's first-taped episode, pt

The Price is Right Drew Carey's first-taped episode, pt. 3

The Price is Right Drew Carey's first-taped episode, pt

The Price is Right Drew Carey's first-taped episode, pt. 4

The Price is Right - Behind the Scenes Timelapse

The Price is Right - Behind the Scenes Timelapse

The Price Is Right - Behind the Scenes!

The Price Is Right - Behind the Scenes!

The Price Is Right 2014 April fools Day! Hosted by Craig Ferguson!!!

The Price Is Right 2014 April fools Day! Hosted by Craig Ferguson!!!













































The Price is Right Bob Barker Finale (Nighttime Version) - End + Bob gets ready for the Emmy's!

The Price is Right Bob Barker Finale (Nighttime Version) - End + Bob gets ready for the Emmy's!









































See AlsoEdit

The Price is Right
The Price is Right (1985)
The Price is Right (1994)
Road to Price
Rich Fields Gone Wild
The Price is Right Male Model Search
Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much

LinksEdit

The Price is Right @ tvofyourlife.com
This Day in History: The Price is Right Premieres (9/4/72) - 2014 Edition
9 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were on 'The Price is Right'
The Price is Right @ Pearson's Official Website (via Internet Archive)
The Price is Right @ FremantleMedia's Official Website (via Internet Archive)
The Price is Right program description
The Price is Right site @ Fremantlemedia (via Internet Archive)
The Price is Right - Fremantle
Price Is Right ('72) Pitchfilm @ usgameshows.net
The Price is Right Wiki
The Definitive Raking of "Price Is Right" Pricing Games
Official Site
Official CBS website of The Price is Right
The Price is Right description by Game Show Network (via Internet Archive)
Official Youtube Channel
Official Site for the "Live Stage" version of The Price is Right
Jay's New Price is Right Page (via Internet Archive)
The Price is Right: Season 43, episode 118
Hey, Remember - Barker's Beauties?
The Legacy and Lawsuits of The Price is Right