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2019-01-13 12:59:39 PM  
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2019-01-13 01:02:45 PM  
Chicken soup, right?

Does anyone watch this when they're not home sick?
 
2019-01-13 01:04:47 PM  
I miss Bob

/And his cufflinks
 
2019-01-13 01:05:44 PM  
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2019-01-13 01:47:02 PM  
The punch is right.
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2019-01-13 02:23:41 PM  
Because The Price Is Right is an exercise in joy. Watching people freak out at hearing their name called. The bids of $1 & $420. Watching people win, exasperated and giddy. Hearing "A NEW CAR!" The unbridled happiness of seeing someone win a pricing game. Even the agony of losing is comforted by the fact that you're standing alongside Bob Barker & later Drew Carey on national TV & a shot at redemption at the wheel.

Watching the wheel spin & saying hi to Mom, Dad, all manners of family, all the sorority sisters of Alpha Chi. Seeing someone pass on a showcase only to win a trip to Tahiti.

We live in a world filled with constant insults & sadness on every street corner. The Price Is Right is an almost unchanged constant of happiness in a world that needs a lot more of it. That's why it's loved maybe even more now than it was then. The world needs joy & The Price Is Right delivers it in spades.
 
2019-01-13 03:27:30 PM  
Holly, for me.  I loved it when they gave away surfboards or boats.
 
2019-01-13 03:32:18 PM  
I've shown this before but I still think it's cool as hell:
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/Trent Reznor
 
2019-01-13 03:33:18 PM  
Diane. And now there is a new curvy gal that I can't take my eyes off of.  Haven't seen it in a while, so I forget her name.
 
2019-01-13 03:39:26 PM  
There's a documentary called "The Perfect Bid" about a guy who would spreadsheet prices of all the items over the years and was really good at the getting the exact price because they repeat items.  Great airplane watching recently.
 
2019-01-13 03:41:44 PM  
FTA:
folks who appear lit while sober.

LOLOL, nice.  I can't believe I read that in the Washington Post.  Not complaining, it's something I would say...comedy.
 
2019-01-13 03:42:12 PM  
Two in the Plinko, One in the Stinko
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2019-01-13 03:43:27 PM  
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Team Holly.
Although, a friend of mine had a Playboy with one of the Pennington sisters.
 
2019-01-13 03:45:44 PM  

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Team Holly.
Although, a friend of mine had a Playboy with one of the Pennington sisters.


Diane actually did some softcore stuff for Playboy.
 
2019-01-13 03:46:06 PM  

Biledriver: I've shown this before but I still think it's cool as hell:
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/Trent Reznor


I raise you:

Breaking Bad Aaron Paul on The Price is Right - As A Contestant
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2019-01-13 03:51:01 PM  
I used to do carpet cleaning in the mid 90s and no matter what kind of house I was in, from fancy mansions to run down neighborhoods everyone watched the price is right.
 
2019-01-13 03:56:05 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Watching the wheel spin & saying hi to Mom, Dad, all manners of family, all the sorority sisters of Alpha Chi.


I'm old enough to remember the days before the Big Wheel. It used to be that they'd just play 6 pricing games, and then the "top 2 winners" in terms of total dollar amount of prizes won would magically appear in the Showcase Showdown.
 
2019-01-13 03:59:56 PM  

Biledriver: I've shown this before but I still think it's cool as hell:
[feelnumb.com image 493x331]
/Trent Reznor


I hurt myself today...
because I spun $1.05 on the wheel...
 
2019-01-13 04:01:06 PM  
The Price is Right licks Let's Make a Deal's ballsack.
 
2019-01-13 04:08:02 PM  
my brother-in-law was on the price is right in the early 90's, got to go onstage (didn't win big). no surprise, he's a salesman (EMC last i checked), and can talk enthusiastically about anything, to anyone. what a jerk off.
 
2019-01-13 04:13:57 PM  
Weed.
 
2019-01-13 04:21:44 PM  

aaronx: Weed.


Pot


But I think we're playing Pyramid
 
2019-01-13 04:41:29 PM  

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Team Holly.
Although, a friend of mine had a Playboy with one of the Pennington sisters.

Diane actually did some softcore stuff for Playboy.


Seen it, but that was a bit later in her hotness.
 
2019-01-13 04:44:54 PM  
Manuela Arbeláez

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2019-01-13 04:54:57 PM  

forteblast: Chicken soup, right?

Does anyone watch this when they're not home sick?


Also when we're home unemployed.
 
2019-01-13 04:58:14 PM  

Wireless Joe: Manuela Arbeláez

[i.pinimg.com image 720x720]


That photo makes me think...

Bob got out just in time.

We all know he has his checkered past, but if he stayed much longer, his ass would've been #metooed out of existence.

Now, he's been gone long enough, he's 95... no one's going to bother. But the tabloid shiat in the 90s surrounding him would've been career death today.

Oh, and I see your Manuela, and raise you a Ggwendolyn

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/one of the few who got to retire without getting blown up with two days left.
 
2019-01-13 05:16:12 PM  
Haven't seen the show since the 80s in undergrad, but as soon as I saw the headline, I thought "Because of Holly of course!".  She made an impression.
 
2019-01-13 05:17:19 PM  

12349876: There's a documentary called "The Perfect Bid" about a guy who would spreadsheet prices of all the items over the years and was really good at the getting the exact price because they repeat items.  Great airplane watching recently.


I've heard about him on a couple different podcasts.  He and his wife worked for years, watching episodes and making price lists.  Eventually he got onto the show (Drew Carey era) and hit a perfect bid on the Showcase.  Which makes me wonder... didn't you have to have the a winning 'spin' to get onto the Showcase as well?  So there had to be some luck at play there as well.

Anyways, listening to Carey make the call is absolutely hilarious, because he sounds so utterly pissed off that he has to at least say on TV that this guy who he thinks is cheating is the winner.  But AFAIK there wasn't any way to say that, "Paying attention to how you lazy farks haven't changed your prices in YEARS," was against the rules, so I'm pretty sure he ended up walking away with everything.
 
2019-01-13 05:22:28 PM  

Uzzah: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Watching the wheel spin & saying hi to Mom, Dad, all manners of family, all the sorority sisters of Alpha Chi.

I'm old enough to remember the days before the Big Wheel. It used to be that they'd just play 6 pricing games, and then the "top 2 winners" in terms of total dollar amount of prizes won would magically appear in the Showcase Showdown.


Actually, they added the wheel at the same time they went to an hour (six pricing games).  They started as a half-hour show (and only three pricing games, easy to grab the top two winners).

/Haven't watched TPIR in years
 
2019-01-13 05:24:45 PM  

Kurohone: 12349876: There's a documentary called "The Perfect Bid" about a guy who would spreadsheet prices of all the items over the years and was really good at the getting the exact price because they repeat items.  Great airplane watching recently.

I've heard about him on a couple different podcasts.  He and his wife worked for years, watching episodes and making price lists.  Eventually he got onto the show (Drew Carey era) and hit a perfect bid on the Showcase.  Which makes me wonder... didn't you have to have the a winning 'spin' to get onto the Showcase as well?  So there had to be some luck at play there as well.

Anyways, listening to Carey make the call is absolutely hilarious, because he sounds so utterly pissed off that he has to at least say on TV that this guy who he thinks is cheating is the winner.  But AFAIK there wasn't any way to say that, "Paying attention to how you lazy farks haven't changed your prices in YEARS," was against the rules, so I'm pretty sure he ended up walking away with everything.


No, his one time on the stage was with Bob Barker.  He actually missed the first item because he wasn't sure which of two similar models it was an guessed wrong.  Got the second one and had a bad spin at the wheel.  He was on the show tons of other times yelling out prices and Bob was even calling him out by name before his time on stage.  And it was tolerated.  Bob said something to the effect of "see you can study and become good at this game"

The Drew Carey exact showdown incident you see the guy yelling the price from the audience but the contestant claims he didn't get the number that way.
 
2019-01-13 05:34:21 PM  

almejita: aaronx: Weed.

Pot


But I think we're playing Pyramid


No wammies
 
2019-01-13 05:36:09 PM  

12349876: Kurohone: 12349876: There's a documentary called "The Perfect Bid" about a guy who would spreadsheet prices of all the items over the years and was really good at the getting the exact price because they repeat items.  Great airplane watching recently.

I've heard about him on a couple different podcasts.  He and his wife worked for years, watching episodes and making price lists.  Eventually he got onto the show (Drew Carey era) and hit a perfect bid on the Showcase.  Which makes me wonder... didn't you have to have the a winning 'spin' to get onto the Showcase as well?  So there had to be some luck at play there as well.

Anyways, listening to Carey make the call is absolutely hilarious, because he sounds so utterly pissed off that he has to at least say on TV that this guy who he thinks is cheating is the winner.  But AFAIK there wasn't any way to say that, "Paying attention to how you lazy farks haven't changed your prices in YEARS," was against the rules, so I'm pretty sure he ended up walking away with everything.

No, his one time on the stage was with Bob Barker.  He actually missed the first item because he wasn't sure which of two similar models it was an guessed wrong.  Got the second one and had a bad spin at the wheel.  He was on the show tons of other times yelling out prices and Bob was even calling him out by name before his time on stage.  And it was tolerated.  Bob said something to the effect of "see you can study and become good at this game"

The Drew Carey exact showdown incident you see the guy yelling the price from the audience but the contestant claims he didn't get the number that way.


There was also an article on how the show makes money. If they have a lot of winners in one show - that episode can go into the red. Which has happened a few times on Drew's watch and just pisses him off (as i suspect he gets a cut of the profits)
 
2019-01-13 05:43:28 PM  
FTFA The Kavanaugh campaign was started in late September of 2018 by John Hawkins, founder of a conservative news site called Right Wing News

Did Drew get a cut?
 
2019-01-13 05:44:03 PM  
Wrong thread ... oops
 
2019-01-13 05:51:18 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Because The Price Is Right is an exercise in joy. Watching people freak out at hearing their name called. The bids of $1 & $420. Watching people win, exasperated and giddy. Hearing "A NEW CAR!" The unbridled happiness of seeing someone win a pricing game. Even the agony of losing is comforted by the fact that you're standing alongside Bob Barker & later Drew Carey on national TV & a shot at redemption at the wheel.

Watching the wheel spin & saying hi to Mom, Dad, all manners of family, all the sorority sisters of Alpha Chi. Seeing someone pass on a showcase only to win a trip to Tahiti.

We live in a world filled with constant insults & sadness on every street corner. The Price Is Right is an almost unchanged constant of happiness in a world that needs a lot more of it. That's why it's loved maybe even more now than it was then. The world needs joy & The Price Is Right delivers it in spades.


I like it because that studio audience is REAL. They may pick who they call, but everyone there wants to be called. It's a show for the lower middle class. I love it. Haven't seen in a while, but I know I could watch it now and know the games and root for the players.
 
2019-01-13 05:54:32 PM  

ElectricPeterTork: Wireless Joe: Manuela Arbeláez

[i.pinimg.com image 720x720]

That photo makes me think...

Bob got out just in time.

We all know he has his checkered past, but if he stayed much longer, his ass would've been #metooed out of existence.

Now, he's been gone long enough, he's 95... no one's going to bother. But the tabloid shiat in the 90s surrounding him would've been career death today.

Oh, and I see your Manuela, and raise you a Ggwendolyn

[shape.com image 525x525]

/one of the few who got to retire without getting blown up with two days left.


One of the ladies did try to sue him,saying that he took advantage of her since she worked there and made promises to her he then reneged on.Bob Barker made no bones about it, nor did he try to deny that he had had a sexual relationship with her, but that there were no promises made because of it, and won. He didn't run and hide,but faced his accuser head on. I still remember that.
 
2019-01-13 05:57:23 PM  

gingerjet: Wrong thread ... oops


The Price is Right Losing Horn - Gaming Sound Effect (HD)
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2019-01-13 06:43:23 PM  
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2019-01-13 06:52:19 PM  

spooky.action: forteblast: Chicken soup, right?

Does anyone watch this when they're not home sick?

Also when we're home unemployed.


College students with their odd daytime schedules
 
2019-01-13 06:57:34 PM  
DNRTFA, but I bet the answer involves stay at home grandmothers.
 
2019-01-13 08:13:05 PM  
Meh, I love the crew on "Let's Make a Deal" more, even if the prizes are slightly worse.
 
2019-01-13 08:23:25 PM  
Remember watching the PIR and other game shows when I stayed with Grandma. So much good memories. Toast, tea and the Price is Right.
 
2019-01-13 08:25:32 PM  
Yup, they found a winning formula. It also helps that it's competition until the late 90s was soap operas and grandma's level talk shows about nothing. Ot turns out a show for everyone does well across generations than drivel for housewives.
 
2019-01-13 09:36:58 PM  

Fano: spooky.action: forteblast: Chicken soup, right?

Does anyone watch this when they're not home sick?

Also when we're home unemployed.

College students with their odd daytime schedules


Hell, I was on Graveyard shift for 3 years for an employer watched it on occasion. Better watching that  than other crap
 
2019-01-13 10:31:53 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Because The Price Is Right is an exercise in joy. Watching people freak out at hearing their name called. The bids of $1 & $420. Watching people win, exasperated and giddy. Hearing "A NEW CAR!" The unbridled happiness of seeing someone win a pricing game. Even the agony of losing is comforted by the fact that you're standing alongside Bob Barker & later Drew Carey on national TV & a shot at redemption at the wheel.

Watching the wheel spin & saying hi to Mom, Dad, all manners of family, all the sorority sisters of Alpha Chi. Seeing someone pass on a showcase only to win a trip to Tahiti.

We live in a world filled with constant insults & sadness on every street corner. The Price Is Right is an almost unchanged constant of happiness in a world that needs a lot more of it. That's why it's loved maybe even more now than it was then. The world needs joy & The Price Is Right delivers it in spades.


You couldn't give me $10,000 to get within a mile of a taping of this mess. The headache I would get, and the desire to strangle everyone of them could be devastating to many.
 
2019-01-13 11:58:02 PM  

knbwhite: Diane. And now there is a new curvy gal that I can't take my eyes off of.  Haven't seen it in a while, so I forget her name.


Her name is Amber Lancaster.
 
2019-01-14 12:19:57 AM  

12349876: Kurohone: 12349876: There's a documentary called "The Perfect Bid" about a guy who would spreadsheet prices of all the items over the years and was really good at the getting the exact price because they repeat items.  Great airplane watching recently.

I've heard about him on a couple different podcasts.  He and his wife worked for years, watching episodes and making price lists.  Eventually he got onto the show (Drew Carey era) and hit a perfect bid on the Showcase.  Which makes me wonder... didn't you have to have the a winning 'spin' to get onto the Showcase as well?  So there had to be some luck at play there as well.

Anyways, listening to Carey make the call is absolutely hilarious, because he sounds so utterly pissed off that he has to at least say on TV that this guy who he thinks is cheating is the winner.  But AFAIK there wasn't any way to say that, "Paying attention to how you lazy farks haven't changed your prices in YEARS," was against the rules, so I'm pretty sure he ended up walking away with everything.

No, his one time on the stage was with Bob Barker.  He actually missed the first item because he wasn't sure which of two similar models it was an guessed wrong.  Got the second one and had a bad spin at the wheel.  He was on the show tons of other times yelling out prices and Bob was even calling him out by name before his time on stage.  And it was tolerated.  Bob said something to the effect of "see you can study and become good at this game"

The Drew Carey exact showdown incident you see the guy yelling the price from the audience but the contestant claims he didn't get the number that way.


There's a nice little 1 hour documentary on this incident, and I just happened to find it last night. It's called "Perfect Bid" and I think I found it through Amazon video. 
https://www.filminquiry.com/perfect-b​i​d-2017-review/

TL:DR
Theodore Slauson was a TPIR nut who kept a complete price list on the show for decades. He ended up visiting the show 37 times. When he was in the audience there were multiple perfect bids to get on stage. 
He finally made it on around trip 24 and won $1100, a recliener, and other crap. 
On trip 36 he met Terry Kneiss. Slauson told Terry's wife the perfect bid, and she mouthed it to him. 
Kneiss claims he did it on his own, but that's a lie. 
Drew Carey and others originally thought it may have been part of a scheme to get the show cancelled after Bob Barker and the show's lifetime producer had left a year earlier. 
Slauson just liked watching people win. He never profited from helping people. 

Slauson when he was on the show.
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2019-01-14 12:38:57 AM  

bionicjoe: 12349876: Kurohone: 12349876: There's a documentary called "The Perfect Bid" about a guy who would spreadsheet prices of all the items over the years and was really good at the getting the exact price because they repeat items.  Great airplane watching recently.

I've heard about him on a couple different podcasts.  He and his wife worked for years, watching episodes and making price lists.  Eventually he got onto the show (Drew Carey era) and hit a perfect bid on the Showcase.  Which makes me wonder... didn't you have to have the a winning 'spin' to get onto the Showcase as well?  So there had to be some luck at play there as well.

Anyways, listening to Carey make the call is absolutely hilarious, because he sounds so utterly pissed off that he has to at least say on TV that this guy who he thinks is cheating is the winner.  But AFAIK there wasn't any way to say that, "Paying attention to how you lazy farks haven't changed your prices in YEARS," was against the rules, so I'm pretty sure he ended up walking away with everything.

No, his one time on the stage was with Bob Barker.  He actually missed the first item because he wasn't sure which of two similar models it was an guessed wrong.  Got the second one and had a bad spin at the wheel.  He was on the show tons of other times yelling out prices and Bob was even calling him out by name before his time on stage.  And it was tolerated.  Bob said something to the effect of "see you can study and become good at this game"

The Drew Carey exact showdown incident you see the guy yelling the price from the audience but the contestant claims he didn't get the number that way.

There's a nice little 1 hour documentary on this incident, and I just happened to find it last night. It's called "Perfect Bid" and I think I found it through Amazon video. 
https://www.filminquiry.com/perfect-bi​d-2017-review/

TL:DR
Theodore Slauson was a TPIR nut who kept a complete price list on the show for decades. He ended up visiting the ...


...and then he auditioned and became Captain Freedom on The Running Man?
 
2019-01-14 12:49:10 AM  

bionicjoe: 12349876: Kurohone: 12349876: There's a documentary called "The Perfect Bid" about a guy who would spreadsheet prices of all the items over the years and was really good at the getting the exact price because they repeat items.  Great airplane watching recently.

I've heard about him on a couple different podcasts.  He and his wife worked for years, watching episodes and making price lists.  Eventually he got onto the show (Drew Carey era) and hit a perfect bid on the Showcase.  Which makes me wonder... didn't you have to have the a winning 'spin' to get onto the Showcase as well?  So there had to be some luck at play there as well.

Anyways, listening to Carey make the call is absolutely hilarious, because he sounds so utterly pissed off that he has to at least say on TV that this guy who he thinks is cheating is the winner.  But AFAIK there wasn't any way to say that, "Paying attention to how you lazy farks haven't changed your prices in YEARS," was against the rules, so I'm pretty sure he ended up walking away with everything.

No, his one time on the stage was with Bob Barker.  He actually missed the first item because he wasn't sure which of two similar models it was an guessed wrong.  Got the second one and had a bad spin at the wheel.  He was on the show tons of other times yelling out prices and Bob was even calling him out by name before his time on stage.  And it was tolerated.  Bob said something to the effect of "see you can study and become good at this game"

The Drew Carey exact showdown incident you see the guy yelling the price from the audience but the contestant claims he didn't get the number that way.

There's a nice little 1 hour documentary on this incident, and I just happened to find it last night. It's called "Perfect Bid" and I think I found it through Amazon video. 
https://www.filminquiry.com/perfect-bi​d-2017-review/

TL:DR
Theodore Slauson was a TPIR nut who kept a complete price list on the show for decades. He ended up visiting the show 37 times. When he was in the audience there were multiple perfect bids to get on stage. 
He finally made it on around trip 24 and won $1100, a recliener, and other crap. 
On trip 36 he met Terry Kneiss. Slauson told Terry's wife the perfect bid, and she mouthed it to him. 
Kneiss claims he did it on his own, but that's a lie. 
Drew Carey and others originally thought it may have been part of a scheme to get the show cancelled after Bob Barker and the show's lifetime producer had left a year earlier. 
Slauson just liked watching people win. He never profited from helping people. 

Slauson when he was on the show.
[filminquiry.com image 600x300]


Actually it was Rachel I was thinking of.
 
2019-01-14 01:01:37 AM  
The Price is Right Bouncing Contestants
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