The Price Is Right (1972– )
[opening of the very first "New Price is Right" on September 4, 1972]
Johnny Olson: A fortune in fabulous prizes may go to these people today if they know when The Price is Right. Sandy Florinar, stand up. Paul Levine, stand up. Connie Dunnall, stand up. Myra Carter, stand up; and all four of you, come on down. You're the first contestants on "The New Price is Right!"
Johnny Olson: And now, here's the star of "The New Price is Right": Bob Barker!
[Bob enters to throngs of applauding people]
Bob Barker: Oh, my, thank you, thank you so much, welcome to "The New Price is Right"; and let me assure you fans of the old "Price is Right" that this is your favorite game still based on the pricing of merchandise with wonderful awards for smart shoppers. We call it "The New Price is Right" because we have some exciting new games that you will enjoy right there at home with our studio audience, and we're going to get that first game going right now. Here's the first item up for bids on "The New Price is Right."
Johnny Olson: It's a fur coat.
Rich Fields: [opening announcement] Here it comes, from the Bob Barker Studio at CBS in Hollywood! Television's most exciting hour of fantastic prizes, the fabulous sixty-minute "Price is Right!"
Rich Fields: [closing announcement] This is Rich Fields speaking for "The Price is Right:" A Mark Goodson Television Production!
Rich Fields: If you would like to see "The Price is Right" in person, send us your request, including the number of tickets and the date you wish to attend, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: TICKETS "The Price is Right" CBS Television City 7800 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036. Okay, Bob.
Bob Barker: More pricing games after this announcement.
Bob Barker: More pricing games coming up on the second half of The Price Is Right!
Bob Barker: [just before the Range Finder in Range Game starts moving] Don't press the button until you want to stop the Range Finder, because we can't start it again for thirty-seven hours.
Bob Barker: [a contestant is playing Dice Game] Do you have anything to say to daddy before we look at this number?
Contestant: Nope, but I'd like to say a few things to God.
[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"!
Himself - Host: [repeated line during Double Prices]
Himself - Host: Hold my hand.
Himself - Host: Say Alakazzam.
[Drew reveals price]
[Opening from 1976 to 1998; audience cheering]
Various Announcers: Here it comes! Television's most exciting hour of fantastic prizes. The fabulous 60-minute "Price Is Right"!
[Announcer calls the names of the first four lucky members of the studio audience, using the phrase "Come On Down!"]
Various Announcers: [after the fourth names is called] You are the first four contestants on "The Price Is Right".
["The Price Is Right" theme song plays]
Various Announcers: And now, here's the star of "The Price Is Right", Bob Barker!
[as Door #2 opens, Bob walks onto the stage; audience cheers and applauds; Janice Pennington hands Bob his microphone, then bows to the audience]
Bob Barker: [to the camera] Welcome to "The Price Is Right".
Johnny Olson: Come on down! You're the next contestant on "The Price is Right."
[repeated at the end of every show]
Bob Barker: Bob Barker reminding you: help control the pet population. Have your pet spayed or neutered. Goodbye, everybody!
Bob Barker: [to the winner and runner up during the showcase round] The one of you who bids nearest to the actual retail price of your own showcase without going over will win it. But if you're the winner and are $250 or less away from the price of your showcase, we'll have the pleasure of giving you *both* showcases!
Bob Barker: Judith you bid $12,000 for the The Train Depot. And the actual retail price is: $11,999. You are over by $1!
[Her Dot Matrix marque reads over as the buzzer and failure horns play]
Bob Barker: We got a double overbid. But however on the other hand, It's another historic moment. We never had a bidder on the Showcase Finals go over by just $1!