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ThePriceisRight9
Aired
Syndicated, September 9, 1985 – September 5, 1986
Run time
30 Minutes
Host
Tom Kennedy
Announcers
Johnny Olson 1985
Rod Roddy 1986
Gene Wood 1985-1986
Origination
Studio 33, CBS Television City, Los Angeles, California

This is chronicling the 1985 nighttime version of The Price is Right.

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.


Each 30-minute episode featured only three One-Bids, each followed by a pricing game. After three pricing games had been played, the two on-stage contestants with the greatest winnings faced off in the Showcase.

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.

ModelsEdit

Janice Pennington
Dian Parkinson
Holly Hallstrom

TriviaEdit

This was Tom's last game show he hosted for syndication.
Originally, this version was going to be paired up with a revival of Match Game with Gene Rayburn, but since Rayburn was hosting Break the Bank at the time, plans for the revival were scrapped for good and reruns of the 1979-82 daily version aired in its place instead.

MerchandiseEdit

Milton Bradley (1986)Edit

The fourth and final edition of this game was released at the time.

PhotosEdit

Press Ads & TicketEdit

Trade AdsEdit

Press PhotoEdit

ScreencapsEdit

Episode StatusEdit

VideoEdit

The Nighttime Price is Right (April 1985)21:55

The Nighttime Price is Right (April 1985)

The Price is Right (1985)21:57

The Price is Right (1985)

Nighttime Price is Right promo, 198500:16

Nighttime Price is Right promo, 1985

KOVR Nighttime Price is Right promo, 198600:31

KOVR Nighttime Price is Right promo, 1986

See AlsoEdit

The Price is Right (1956)
The Price is Right (1972)
The Price is Right (1994)
Road to Price
The Price is Right Male Model Search

LinksEdit

The Price is Right ('85) @ TPIR.tv

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