Contestants compete for prizes and cash, including cars and vacations, in games that test their knowledge of consumer goods pricing.
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 Himself - Host / ... (6,719 episodes, 1972-2015)
Janice Pennington ...
 Herself - Model / ... (5,519 episodes, 1972-2000)
Dian Parkinson ...
 Herself - Model / ... (3,482 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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"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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4 September 1972 (USA)  »

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(1972-1975) | (1975-)

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(1972-1987)| (1987-)

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25 February 2000: Flip Flop makes its debut. See more »

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Rich Fields: [closing announcement] This is Rich Fields speaking for "The Price is Right:" A Mark Goodson Television Production!
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Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 238 (2000) See more »

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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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From unmissable to unwatchable
20 October 2010 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In the Bob Barker days, this show as an absolute 10. Bob Barker was very charming, entertaining, caring about the contestants, and just fun to watch. Announcer Rod Roddy made it all the more fun with his great sense of humor and wonderful talents. Then, things started to go down hill when Roddy's health deteriorated and sub-announcers made it boring. Luckily, Rich Fields was a good replacement announcer.

As everyone knows, Drew Carey replaced Bob Barker in 2007 when Barker retired. It has never been the same. Drew is a comedian, not a game show host announcer. Now, even fields is gone, having been fired by the fools who couldn't see he was the only good thing left. The models are still pretty, but they don't have the charm the old ones did. The spirit of that show is really gone. Worse yet, the efforts to see the show in person are a nightmare. One must wait in line outside for hours, go through countless screenings and checks, and wait too long. The selection is extremely unfair, as they pick contestants on how you look in a very brief pre-screening, instead of fairly drawing names out of a hat. Security is very rude, and it is so loud in the studio--it's hard to even hear yourself think.

Bob, you are sorely missed. In Rod We Trust to make the show comeback someday with a much better host than Drew Carey, and boot new announcer JD Roberto. Then, maybe loyal friends in true will be able to watch the show again. For now, the spirit of the show has died and is no longer worth watching if remember the past three decades and before to compare it to.


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