On Special, Plinko is played for $50,000, with a $10,000 slot replacing the $5,000 slot. The game is introduced normally, and the center slot is initially covered with a noticeably non-flashing "5000" panel. See more
Now, many of you write to ask how our contestants are selected for "The Price is Right." Let me explain. While they're waiting to come into the studio, every member of our audience is interviewed. We don't have a list of qualifications for contestants. We're just looking for people who are in a good mood who'll be fun on the show. They can be tall, short, fat, thin, old, young, it doesn't make any difference. We want a complete cross-section. But the people chosen are not told that they're ...