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The Price Is Right 

The New Price Is Right (original title)
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Contestants compete for prizes and cash, including cars and vacations, in games that test their knowledge of consumer goods pricing.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bob Barker ...  Himself - Host / ... 6,719 episodes, 1972-2015
Janice Pennington Janice Pennington ...  Herself - Model / ... 5,519 episodes, 1972-2000
Dian Parkinson Dian Parkinson ...  Herself - Model / ... 3,482 episodes, 1975-1993
Holly Hallstrom Holly Hallstrom ...  Herself - Model 3,481 episodes, 1977-1995
Rod Roddy Rod Roddy ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 3,090 episodes, 1985-2012
Johnny Olson Johnny Olson ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 2,841 episodes, 1972-2012
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"Come on down!" "The Price Is Right" -- hosted by Bob Barker until 2007 and Drew Carey thereafter -- features a wide variety of games and contests with the same basic challenge: Guess the prices of everyday (or not-quite-everyday) retail items. Four contestants, all of whom are seated in one of the wildest audiences in daytime game-show history, are called to the stage to play a preliminary pricing round. That winner joins the host on stage for one of more than 70 different pricing games. After three such games, the contestants spin a big wheel -- hoping to get as close to $1 as possible -- in the "Showcase Showdown." The two highest winners of that round advance to the final, where prizes could be cars or roomsful of furniture. A trio of models presents the prizes. Written by Jwelch5742

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Come On Down!

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Family | Game-Show

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1972-1975) | (1975-)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1972-1987)| Stereo (1987-)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In what is probably an unprecedented streak, the first ten shows of Season 29 all have at least one contestant who fails to get the Big Wheel all the way around. See more »

Goofs

If a contestant won the right to a bonus spin in a Showcase Showdown (spinning the large wheel), Bob Barker always warned the contestant that the wheel had to make at least one revolution during the bonus spin or "it doesn't count and you don't get to spin again." The fact that the contestant would not get another chance to spin means that the insufficient spin WOULD count. See more »

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[Various openings from the fourth season with the shining, twinkling white lights border and the flashing credits, varying from "One Hour" and "Hour Power"; theme music play and audience cheers and applauds]
Johnny Olson: And here it is! The first ever hour-long game show in television! The fabulous new 60-minute "Price Is Right"!
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits from 1992 until 2007 when Drew Carey took over, the announcer would continue to announce that the show was "A Mark Goodson Production", mainly in his honor. See more »

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Soundtracks

New Price Is Right Theme
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Composed by Sheila Cole (ASCAP)
Published by Goodson-Todman Assoc. Inc. (ASCAP)
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Still Going and No Signs of Going Stale
25 December 2003 | by hfan77See all my reviews

Now in its 32nd year on CBS, The Price is Right is still a hit with no signs of going stale. If you're a regular viewer, you'll notice that no two episodes are the same since there are 70 pricing games in the show's repertory and nine contestants per show.

There have been a number of keys to Price's success. At the top is Bob Barker. He is the Babe Ruth of game show hosts, treating the contestants courteously and masterfully putting them at ease when he sets the scene for what they could win next. Another key is that Price has all the elements that contribute to a hit game show. A simple format where anyone can identify with the price of merchandise and the home audience can play along. The pricing games such as Plinko and Lucky Seven are simple viewer-friendly games that also create drama. The big question for Price is will it be Burton Richardson or Randy West that will replace the late Rod Roddy? Both are very good announcers but I'm going with Burton based on his successful track record and experience. He was also the announcer on the short-lived 1994 version that was hosted by Doug Davidson.

However, this review cannot be completed without mentioning the man who created this classic, Mark Goodson. Seven years after the original Bill Cullen version was cancelled, CBS called him to revive Price but he felt the old game wouldn't work so he overhauled the show and after three years as a standard half-hour show, the network made a bold move in expanding Price to an hour. Since then, it became a true classic. It's too bad Goodson's gone, because he would have been very proud of his long-running creation where ordinary people COME ON DOWN!!!


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