The Price Is Right (1972– )
"The New Price Is Right" (original title)

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Series cast summary:
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 Himself - Host / ... (6,719 episodes, 1972-2015)
Janice Pennington ...
 Herself - Model / ... (5,519 episodes, 1972-2000)
Dian Parkinson ...
 Herself - Model / ... (3,484 episodes, 1975-1993)
Holly Hallstrom ...
 Herself - Model (3,481 episodes, 1977-1995)
Rod Roddy ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (3,090 episodes, 1985-2012)
Johnny Olson ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (2,841 episodes, 1972-2012)
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Running for over 30 years, this popular game show had a wide variety of contests and games, all with the same basic challenge: guess the prices of everyday (and some not-so-everyday) items. The contestants whose estimates were the closest would win the prizes and move on to more difficult games with even bigger prizes. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Come On Down!

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Family | Game-Show

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The Price Is Right  »

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(1972-1975) | (1975-)

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(1972-1987)| (1987-)

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Trivia

20 September 1999: Let 'em Roll is introduced. See more »

Quotes

Himself - Host: [repeated line during Double Prices]
[to contestant]
Himself - Host: Hold my hand.
[he/she does]
Himself - Host: Say Alakazzam.
Contestant: Alakazzam.
[Drew reveals price]
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Referenced in The Biggest Loser: Episode #12.5 (2011) See more »

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New Price Is Right Theme
4th Theme
Composed by Sheila Cole (ASCAP)
Published by Goodson-Todman Assoc. Inc. (ASCAP)
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27 years and counting
6 February 2000 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

If Bob Barker didn't exist, television would've had to invent him. His folksy and highly-controlled approach is slick, witty, charming, disarming and utterly appropriate for the populist realm of game shows.

Until "Who Wants To Be Millionaire?," you could safely assert that there was no more populist a game show than "The Price Is Right." The cross-section of people who "come on down" to play the game is as culturally diverse a melting pot as you'll find on television. And because of this, it is easy for the viewer to relate to the contestants, and to feel for their ups and downs.

Skillfully facilitating all of this is Barker, who is refreshingly old-school in his across-the-board respect for the contestants. And he doesn't have to strain to "sell" the pricing games to the viewers -- most are clever, challenging and enduring.

One of the interesting elements about "Price" is that a contestant can be inept as a pricer, but if they're lucky enough, they could still advance to win the "showcase" at the end of the show. The "anything can happen" element this creates helps make the show even more interesting, if occasionally frustrating. (It seems unfair to disqualify an excellent showcase guest that is over by a few hundred, while the "winning" guest is under by several thousand. But those are the rules.)

Cheers to Mr. Barker, and to Rod and "the beauties."


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