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(YouTube)   Sometimes, the contestants on The Price is Right fail in epic fashion. Sometimes they win in epic fashion. On this day, they did both at the same time   (youtube.com ) divider line
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2012-07-14 02:08:37 AM  
I had forgotten how hot Barker's Babes were.
 
2012-07-14 07:16:11 AM  
wow, that's old school. and not that unusual, really.
 
2012-07-14 07:44:11 AM  
It didn't happen often, but this sort of thing wasn't so rare as to make it note worthy.
 
2012-07-14 08:12:21 AM  
I think subby was going for the epic fashion fail.
 
2012-07-14 08:47:51 AM  
I like how Bob's got both arms out trying to embrace all the babes at one point. Bob Must Have Women. He's like a zombie walker for flesh, almost.
 
2012-07-14 08:52:14 AM  
Anyone know the airdate?
 
2012-07-14 08:58:40 AM  
She bid a dollar because she was sure the other gal had overbid (which she was only $10 away from actually doing). This is very common.
 
2012-07-14 08:59:38 AM  
The 9 under was epic. The 1$ bid is not a fail.
 
2012-07-14 09:26:01 AM  
Drew Carey can't milk it for excitement like Bob did.
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2012-07-14 09:30:17 AM  
Holy crap, each showcase was around $10,000 and one of them included a friggin' sailboat!
 
2012-07-14 09:31:06 AM  

timharrod: Drew Carey can't milk it for excitement like Bob did.
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Drew has a tough time sometimes remembering how dumb you have to be to be a game show host. For him it all seems to be an act. So once a month he gets on an obscure radio network and gripes about it non stop for four hours on the last friday of the month.
 
2012-07-14 09:31:25 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Holy crap, each showcase was around $10,000 and one of them included a friggin' sailboat!


Inflation is a real biatch.
 
2012-07-14 09:31:25 AM  
Where exactly is the fail? It looks one of the contestants had a very lucky/great bid.
 
2012-07-14 09:38:33 AM  

cman: Anyone know the airdate?


Glanced at the credits, looked like 1983.

Too lazy to look again to verify.
 
2012-07-14 09:44:20 AM  
That's some fine editing there, Lou.
Missed the salient point where the contestants make their bids and the audience reacts to them, instead we get to see the extended credits and hear that annoying klaxton and bell for almost two minutes straight.
 
2012-07-14 09:51:00 AM  
Any Price is Right video that doesn't include physical injury or the sad trombone is a fail.

I could watch the one where the contestant gets clocked in the back of the head by the handles of the spinning wheel all afternoon.
 
2012-07-14 10:00:45 AM  

DeltaPunch: Where exactly is the fail? It looks one of the contestants had a very lucky/great bid.


Epic fail fashion

Ya dig those threads?
 
2012-07-14 10:04:20 AM  
I like Drew Carey, but never warmed to him as the new host.

This post has been a Mark Goodson / Bill Todman production.
 
2012-07-14 10:04:46 AM  

DeltaPunch: Where exactly is the fail?


in the subtard's genetic code
 
2012-07-14 10:20:12 AM  
I don't know Bob if he's not telling me to spay and neuter my pets.
 
2012-07-14 10:27:44 AM  
I was expecting the infamous tube-top fail.

SFW
 
2012-07-14 10:32:04 AM  
MMMMMMMM Holly
 
2012-07-14 10:50:28 AM  

timharrod: Drew Carey can't milk it for excitement like Bob did.
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Read the back story on that episode. Carey was pissed because he was convinced that the guy with the exact bid was somehow scamming them. They even shut the show down prior to the reveal to try and figure it out.
 
2012-07-14 10:54:35 AM  

timharrod: Drew Carey can't milk it for excitement like Bob did.
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If you read the story behind that bid, they stopped the show for 10-20 minutes right after that segment. Producers notified Drew that the guy nailed it on the nose and they started trying to determine whether he cheated somehow.

They determined that there was a guy in the audience (that had been on the show before) and it was an open secret among the audience that this guy could guess very well. When people look in to the audience, apparently this was the nitwit to look at.

I think they finally just figured he got lucky and did the math exactly right for that show and went forward. Drew even said later that it was tough to actually film that segment because all the energy had been removed after they spent all that time trying to figure out wtf just happened.
 
2012-07-14 11:24:05 AM  
In late, but here is an article about the guy who made the perfect showcase bid (and also a perfect contestant's row bid).
 
2012-07-14 11:48:14 AM  

bulldg4life: I think they finally just figured he got lucky and did the math exactly right for that show and went forward.


He basically memorized most of the prices of the stuff in the showcase. He could always get it perfect into the thousands. So that's where he got the first two digits. The next three were just a guess (actually his PIN number or something... 743). All in all, he had a 1 in 1000 chance of being perfect, not all that stunning.
 
2012-07-14 12:01:23 PM  
I don't see the fail. The lady who bid $1 thought the other lady overbid and she was almost right. A fail would have been a $1 bid with the other contestant bidding $5000 for a $11000 prize.
 
2012-07-14 12:31:14 PM  

Guidette Frankentits: The 9 under was epic. The 1$ bid is not a fail.


If she bid first? Yes, epic fail. Then the other person only has to bid something low, like $1000 to be safe, and she'll likely be the closer bid.
 
2012-07-14 01:03:20 PM  
Whoop,,,whoop,,,,,whooooo
 
2012-07-14 01:47:54 PM  

almandot: Guidette Frankentits: The 9 under was epic. The 1$ bid is not a fail.

If she bid first? Yes, epic fail. Then the other person only has to bid something low, like $1000 to be safe, and she'll likely be the closer bid.


Don't they reveal in the same order as they bid? If they do, then $1 lady did bid first. As you said, epic fail.
 
2012-07-14 01:57:16 PM  

Atomic Spunk: almandot: Guidette Frankentits: The 9 under was epic. The 1$ bid is not a fail.

If she bid first? Yes, epic fail. Then the other person only has to bid something low, like $1000 to be safe, and she'll likely be the closer bid.

Don't they reveal in the same order as they bid? If they do, then $1 lady did bid first. As you said, epic fail.


No. In the event someone makes a $1 bid, they always show that one first so as to preserve drama.
 
2012-07-14 02:26:33 PM  

BKITU: Atomic Spunk: almandot: Guidette Frankentits: The 9 under was epic. The 1$ bid is not a fail.

If she bid first? Yes, epic fail. Then the other person only has to bid something low, like $1000 to be safe, and she'll likely be the closer bid.

Don't they reveal in the same order as they bid? If they do, then $1 lady did bid first. As you said, epic fail.

No. In the event someone makes a $1 bid, they always show that one first so as to preserve drama.


Its been a long time since I've watched Price is Right. They bid out loud, one at a time? They don't do it in secret like Final Jeopardy?
 
2012-07-14 02:36:32 PM  
Double showcase wins were rarer than hen's teeth after 1990 or so. They seemed to be much less uncommon before that. Or maybe I just caught them more often.

downstairs: Its been a long time since I've watched Price is Right. They bid out loud, one at a time? They don't do it in secret like Final Jeopardy?


Nope. Always out loud.
 
2012-07-14 02:40:05 PM  
My favorite is still the Hole-In-One where a kink in the miniputt carpet deflected the ball into the hole. First time I ever saw Bob set up a replay to see just what the heck had happened.
 
2012-07-14 04:34:39 PM  

Atomic Spunk: almandot: Guidette Frankentits: The 9 under was epic. The 1$ bid is not a fail.

If she bid first? Yes, epic fail. Then the other person only has to bid something low, like $1000 to be safe, and she'll likely be the closer bid.

Don't they reveal in the same order as they bid? If they do, then $1 lady did bid first. As you said, epic fail.


I believe they always reveal the bid of the person on the right first. This person always has the option of bidding on the first showcase or waiting for the second one, due to that person's having won the most between the two finalists up to that point.
 
2012-07-14 05:52:21 PM  

downstairs: BKITU: Atomic Spunk: almandot: Guidette Frankentits: The 9 under was epic. The 1$ bid is not a fail.

If she bid first? Yes, epic fail. Then the other person only has to bid something low, like $1000 to be safe, and she'll likely be the closer bid.

Don't they reveal in the same order as they bid? If they do, then $1 lady did bid first. As you said, epic fail.

No. In the event someone makes a $1 bid, they always show that one first so as to preserve drama.

Its been a long time since I've watched Price is Right. They bid out loud, one at a time? They don't do it in secret like Final Jeopardy?


They always bid out loud, but they're bidding on different Showcases.

The person who did best on the wheel spin gets first dibs and is shown Showcase #1. They can then choose to bid on #1 or pass. If they pass, they now HAVE to bid on Showcase #2 which they don't see until they pass, and the other contestant bids on #1. Whoever gets closer to actual price of THEIR showcase wins, if they're close enough (under $100?) they win BOTH.

And of course, if you overbid you lose.
 
2012-07-14 09:29:30 PM  
The sound effects during the closing sound like the WTC fire alarms from the 9/11 videos. Insert a musak version of "She's Always a Woman" into the background along with the sound of random thumps and it would be Mark Goodson/Bill Todman version of the Naudet documentary.
 
2012-07-14 10:03:06 PM  
After they stop taping, the IRS takes her in the back room and beats her for the 12K she now owes in taxes.

/just saying, nothings free.
 
2012-07-15 12:28:06 AM  
Watch this one.

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2012-07-15 02:34:11 AM  

MooseUpNorth: My favorite is still the Hole-In-One where a kink in the miniputt carpet deflected the ball into the hole. First time I ever saw Bob set up a replay to see just what the heck had happened.


You mean this one?
 
2012-07-15 07:22:47 AM  
Anybody else here remember Bob Barker hosting Truth or Consequences?

They used to have a bit where they would have a kid onstage and they would ask him/her how much did that kid think his clothes were worth, and they would award the parents that much in cash.

One day though, they asked this boy how much he thought his brand new sneakers cost?

Boy replied, "One million dollars."

They took the show's producer out on a stretcher.
 
2012-07-15 12:07:01 PM  

Cosmic Jester: MooseUpNorth: My favorite is still the Hole-In-One where a kink in the miniputt carpet deflected the ball into the hole. First time I ever saw Bob set up a replay to see just what the heck had happened.

You mean this one?


Yup, although I thought it had been the contestant who made that putt, not Janice. Either way, IIRC, the contestant won.
 
2012-07-15 02:27:05 PM  

timharrod: Drew Carey can't milk it for excitement like Bob did.
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To be fair, there's a backstory behind this. During the commercial break, Drew was told that the bid was an exact bid and that Terry was a cheater. So he knew what to expect and thought this was going to ruin his gig at the show. He was pissed.

Read this.
 
2012-07-15 04:41:46 PM  
I believe they have now banned that guy from gesturing to the contestants what to bid. He's allowed to attend the tapings, he just can't participate.

As for which bid to reveal first, it is always done in a way to maximize the drama. So if it makes sense to reveal one first, then the other, they will do it that way. And there have been several $1 bids in the showcase due to one guy believing the other guy overbid. Pretty common and not stupid.

What is stupid is the person on contestants' row who bids $1 or $1 over the highest bid and is NOT the last to bid. Well, it is either stupid, or it's a suicide bid because they don't want to win the prize that is being awarded in the next pricing game.
 
2012-07-15 10:51:56 PM  
Okay, that was decent. But my favorite game show epicness would have to be the three-way tie on Jeopardy:

"But on March 16th 2007, returning champion Scott Weiss figured out his wager to tie the score if both of his competitors bet all of their money and ended up with the correct answer during Final Jeopardy, which they did. All three contestants finished with $16,000, and all three returned for the next show, which was won by Jamey Kirby."

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