Contestants compete for prizes and cash, including cars and vacations, in games that test their knowledge of consumer goods pricing.
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Series cast summary:
Bob Barker ...  Self - Host / ... 6,725 episodes, 1972-2019
Janice Pennington Janice Pennington ...  Self - Model / ... 5,511 episodes, 1972-2000
Dian Parkinson Dian Parkinson ...  Self - Model / ... 3,481 episodes, 1975-1993
Holly Hallstrom Holly Hallstrom ...  Self - Model 3,480 episodes, 1977-1995
Rod Roddy Rod Roddy ...  Self - Announcer / ... 3,090 episodes, 1985-2012
Johnny Olson Johnny Olson ...  Self - Announcer / ... 2,841 episodes, 1972-2012


"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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June 6, 2007: 'Bob Barker', in an interview with Entertainment Tonight (1981), stated that he would host another season of TPIR if CBS can't find a replacement by the deadline set. The deadline is unknown to the public. On July 23, 2007, on Late Show with David Letterman (1993), Drew Carey announced that he was chosen to fulfill the duties of Bob Barker as host of "The Price Is Right". See more »


If a contestant won the right to a bonus spin in a Showcase Showdown (spinning the large wheel), Bob Barker always warned the contestant that the wheel had to make at least one revolution during the bonus spin or "it doesn't count and you don't get to spin again." The fact that the contestant would not get another chance to spin means that the insufficient spin WOULD count. See more »


Self - Host: John, what is the next name on your list.
Self - Announcer: Bob, that name is Marlene Miles!
[She got up from her seat about two seats away from her spot in Contestant's Row and ran away and up the aisle]
Self - Announcer: Come on down! No, come on *down*!
[She then ran across the back of the studio and then down the other aisle and finally to her spot. She's laughing, Johnny is laughing, and the rest of the crowd is laughing at it. Meanwhile Bob is standing there perplexed]
Self - Host: [to the camera after letting this sink in] I really don't ...
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits from 1992 until 2007 when Drew Carey took over, the announcer would continue to announce that the show was "A Mark Goodson Production", mainly in his honor. See more »


The Price Is Right Theme
7th Theme
Composed by Edd Kalehoff (ASCAP/BMI) for Score Productions
author for hire of Robert Arnold Israel (BMI) of Score Productions
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The best game show on Television!
13 May 2004 | by morrowman2See all my reviews

The Price is Right is without a doubt the best not to mention the longest running game show in the history of Television. I have watched the Price is Right ever since I was a little boy and I still watch watch it to this day. But, Here is what makes the Price is Right the best game show and that is none other then BOB BARKER! Bob Barker is the best host ever and he is the one that that makes the show the success that it always has been. I can almost a sure you that once Bob Barker either retires or dies that the show will never make it because no matter who they get to replace Bob the game show just would not be the same because Bob Barker is a one of a kind and there is only one of him!

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Release Date:

4 September 1972 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


(1972-1975) | (1975-)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1972-1987)| Stereo (1987-)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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