Archive for March, 2004

Mar. 31st 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6011)

Step Up: Mary lost; Bed, Armoire, Guitars, and Flatware

Cover Up: Amy lost; Pontiac Sunfire ($16,435)

Plinko: Dustin wins $10,500

Showcase Showdown #1: Amy wins with 95 cents

Coming or Going: Danielle wins by “Coming”; Game Table ($4446)

Hit Me: Diane wins; Trip to New York

Money Game: Scott wins $196; Dodge Neon ($15,935)

Showcase Showdown #2: Diane wins with 95 cents

Showcase: Diane wins; Wireless Phone, Bathtub, Treadmill, and Ford Mustang ($39,869 in prizes)

6 days later since Jim Thornton began announcing, the viewers finally get have their say now that his was added to the announcer poll. Plinko returns for someone to have a chance to win $10,000+ and Dustin was that contestant we were looking for. I have no doubts that 1/4 of regular Price viewers pronounce the name Danielle as “Danny El” thanks to Bob. Diane successfully won Hit Me without first picking a product with the correct price displayed.

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Mar. 30th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6010)

One Wrong Price: Katherine wins; Chair, Desk, and Golf Clubs

Grand Game: Rita wins $10,000 (Target Price $6.00)

Ten Chances: Rita wins; Rollers ($30), Serveware ($620) Pontiac Vibe ($18,790)

Showcase Showdown #1: Grand Game’s Rita wins with 85 cents

Switch?: Tracy wins with a “Switch”; Dining Room Table and Exerciser

Bonus Game: Casey wins; Bedroom Group

Any Number: Laura wins; Ford Escape ($19,847)

Showcase Showdown #2: Laura wins with 90 cents

Showcase: Laura wins; “Beverly Hills Emergency Kit Showcase” Two rings, Trip to Switzerland, and Cruise to the Orient ($39,825 in prizes)

Jim Thornton’s announcing gaps are becoming more noticeable. Representative of Mary Anna, Arkansas (Population 6000) and Grand Game champ Rita reminded me of another well-known lady from the Southeast region. If you’re a regular viewer of Game Show Network’s (excuse me, GSN, why must these cable channels make an acronym their official name?) reruns of Match Game PM/AM/Syndication (73-81), you should know whom I’m speaking of. It’s now safe to predict that Candace shall remain in the modeling position for many years to come after viewing today’s show. The lovely Tracy of “Casey and Tracy” (in conjunction with “Rita and Rita”) didn’t need help from the same audience that would later moan and groan after her decision to switch prices in “Switch?”. Anna the Cat was brought to the eyes of the audience viewing her big green eyes. Laura was part of a group from Ohio, since she wore the “H” shirt in that particular group known through out the show as “OIO” ‘til the very end. After 6 wins in a row, today’s show is the 68th perfect show in Price history. We caught the turntable in rotation after the bid for Showcase #2 was placed. We end today’s show with Laura and the rest of her group reunited as “OHIO”.

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Mar. 29th 2004

Today’s Airing of the Price is Right (#6009)

Make Your Move: Brooke lost; Radio, Cookware, and Trip to Antigua

Hole in One: Gayanne wins; Ford Mustang + 4 Spare Tires

Bonkers: Sarah wins; Spa ($5347)

Showcase Showdown #1: Brooke wins with 80 cents ($1000)

Barker’s Bargain Bar: Happy lost; Chair and Clock

Card Game: Jessica wins; Ford Focus ($16,222)

Cliffhangers: Michelle lost; Seating Group

Showcase Showdown #2: Michelle wins with 95 cents

Showcase: Brooke wins; Dining Room Group, Tennis Equipment, and Ford Explorer ($31,524 in prizes)

I sense small improvement in Jim Thornton’s announcing, but he’s still got a long way to go to reach the announcing of Rich Fields, Randy West, and Art Sanders. Two of the first 4 contestants are Happy and Brooke. One of the contestant coordinators must have been watching USA Network’s airings of the edited version of Happy Gilmore one too many times. Gayanne was so close to that $500 bonus, but missed at the last putt line. Sarah is the latest addition to the short line of contestants who won Bonkers on the first try. This time we witnessed nice and slow play, along with excellent knowledge of spa prices. Gayanne won $6000 on the Big Wheel during a Spinoff/Bonus Spin, yet she didn’t make it to the Showcase. After Bob avoided possible injury by an electric scooter driven by the “Great Haired One” Teri, Happy escaped Contestant’s Row thanks to a bid of $2500. He was probably in his “happy place” during Jim’s description of the scooter. My goodness, Michelle bid $100 on that heart listener featured in Cliffhangers, creating her foreseeable fate (missed by $75). Wonder if he did that on purpose to create an historic moment?

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Mar. 28th 2004

Million Dollar Spectacular #9: “College and University Students”

Triple Play: Jennifer lost; Chevy Impala ($22,330), Jeep, and Sports Car

Bonkers: Kevin wins; Electric Vehicle ($7595)

Plinko: Joy wins $2000 (4 Plinko Chips)

Showcase Showdown #1: Kevin wins with 75 cents

Flip Flop: Derek lost; Trip to Fiji ($5963)

Dice Game: Sarah lost; Ford F-150 ($36,245)

Pick A Pair: Jacob lost; Boat

Showcase Showdown #2: Jacob wins with 90 cents

Showcase: Jacob wins; Stove, Media Center (TV, Sound System and DVD Player), Spa, Trailer ($94, 285 in prizes)

Well folks after many weeks of anticipation by the biggest of Price viewers, Million Dollar Spectacular #9 finally arrived on our screens shortly after the NCAA Tournament. College/University students check, theme décor check (Kappa Price is Right flag for example, including the mural on stage representing all colleges across the land), Randy West as announcer check, the return of Claudia Jordan including Shane & Brandi check, and the $1 million winner remains unchecked. It took two calls of Jana Savage and a brief stop of the music for her to finally come on down to Contestant’s Row. Joy lived up to her name during tonight’s playing of Plinko, even though she was nowhere near a total of $20,000+. Not only the trip to Fiji was revealed, but also Brandi’s dancing in traditional Fiji clothing caught our eye off guard. We learn that during a commercial break Bob was encouraged by the audience to quote his famous line from the well-known movie “Happy Gilmore”. This explains the quite large outburst from the audience after the break. Bob would later discover that Lauren is female while seeing her come on down and asking himself a “He or She” type question. Derek rolled up his sleeves before going for the chance of winning $1 million with a spin of the Big Wheel, yet his chance went overboard in cents. A small graduation preview was the feature for Showcase #2, including Claudia, Brandi, and Shane in blue cap ‘n gowns. After Jacob’s Showcase win, he received a free chance of spinning the Big Wheel for $1 million. No $1 million, unfortunately.

We end today’s show with a friend of Jacob’s. Possibly after missing the $1.00 by one spot on the wheel.

Will Million Dollar Spectacular #10 be the one! Fine out in the foreseeable future.

In the meantime, I’ll be putting this VHS tape with tonight’s show back in the 500 Video Archives ‘til future use (Half-hour Price from the early Seventies airs after the Pillsbury Bakeoff this year).

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Mar. 26th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6008)

Shopping Spree: Amanda wins ($4500 to spend); Clock, Wine Cart, Dining Room Table, and Luggage

One Away: Michelle lost; Ford Taurus ($20,540)

It’s In The Bag: Johnny lost $4000

Showcase Showdown #1: Johnny wins with $1.00 + 15 cents ($6000)

Side By Side: Glenn wins; Trip to Argentina ($6279)

Switcheroo: Retta wins CD Player; Pontiac Vibe ($18,720)

Most Expensive: Jessica wins; Dresser, Daybed, and Water Rower

Showcase Showdown #2: Retta wins with 95 cents

Showcase: Double Overbid; Desserts, Wine Rack, and Boat (Courtesy of the Prizeinator, AKA Rachel)

Drum Set, Jukebox, Dodge Caravan

Goodbye Don Bishop, hello Jim Thornton, you’re the next announcer up for the position on the Price is Right! 80 year old Irene proves that not everyone pays with his or her own money for the trip to Price. Could have Michelle’s version of “Ladies, do I have (insert) number(s) right” been a sign her eventual lost? Nope, I don’t think so. $6000 was enough to make up for Johnny’s lost playing It’s In The Bag. Only $2000 more! All it took was one bid for Retta to make it up on stage, not a “baretta”. Introducing, the latest super human creation from Price, Rachel as the Prizeinator! Looks like Price’s association with ACME Inc. is over after the incident with the ACME Wine, which became a wine rack thanks to the model-turned Prizeinator. Unfortunately, both of today’s Showcases were victims of who I suppose is Miss My Way’s #1 enemy. We end today’s show with not only Bob’s handshakes and waves from Teri and Candace, but with a few “Mission: Accomplished” poses by Rach…er I mean Prizeinator. Tomorrow, $1 million may be won on in primetime after the NCAA Tournament!

Don’t forget to vote at the announcer poll when Jim Thornton’s name appears!

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Mar. 25th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6007)

Range Game: Deana wins; Spa ($5334)

That’s Too Much: Elizabeth lost; Pontiac Grand AM ($19,910)

Plinko: David wins $1000 (3 Plinko Chips)

Showcase Showdown #1: David wins with 85 cents

Coming or Going: Lindsey wins by “Coming”; Grand Piano ($9186)

Check Out: Mba wins (by 11 cents); Dining Room Group

Dice Game: Pamela wins; Mercury Stable ($21,465)

Showcase Showdown #2: Lindsey wins with 90 cents

Showcase: Lindsey wins; 2 GPS Systems, Computer, Lawn Tractor, and Trailer ($29,911 in prizes)

Mr. Don Bishop was almost back to his old self a while ago (gave me a few laughs), but got back on track while calling the lovely Elizabeth to come on down. Lets see, Deana managed to explain the Range Game while catching her breath, said that it takes 1 year to start the range again, attempted to press the red button before the game even began, and celebrating her win by doing an almost outrageous act in front of Bob. Candidate for contestant of the year, in my opinion! 10 seconds later after Don’s call to come on down, David finally arrived to Contestant’s Row with a couple of hugs with the remaining female contestants (Elizabeth and Lindsay). David was so close to $10,000 if it weren’t for that chip getting stuck. And now a Gospel performance by Mba (pronounced “Umba”) and the rest of his group representing Duke University. Shortly after that performance, Mba made it up on stage for a playing of “$2.00” Check Out. Once again, another contestant made an attempt to get on stage before even bidding and that would be Georgia Bulldogs fan Mary (hence the “G” logo). I’d like the see a fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide try that someday.

Today’s excellent show deserves a place in the Price VHS archives!

Everyone that agrees, place your comments under “Comments”. Your comments make us feel special! (Laughs)

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Mar. 24th 2004

Today’s Airing of the Price is Right (#6006)

Eazy az 1, 2, 3: Nicolas wins; Dinnerware, Chaise, and TV

Punch-A-Bunch: Renee wins $10,050 with 3 punches

Cover Up: Kasey lost; Ford Focus ($17,915)

Showcase Showdown #1: Kasey wins with 85 cents

Double Prices: Abbey lost; Motor scooter ($4995)

Time is Money: Jacqueline lost; Trip to Mexico City, Mexico

Any Number: John lost; Chevy Cavalier ($16,215)

Showcase Showdown #2: John wins with 70 cents

Showcase: John wins; Bedroom Group, Security System, and Boat ($13,636 in prizes)

Don Bishop may have improved in announcing, but what he doesn’t show “behind the voice” could eventually tire the viewers if Price chooses him as the new announcer. “Go Navy!” quoting Bob after Nicolas’ victory playing Eazy az 1, 2, 3. After three powerful punches, one “Second Chance”, and a quite suspenseful build up by Bob, we learn that Renee has won $10,050 on the famous Punchboard. Suggestion to Bob, check with the record keepers more often, since this was not the second time $10,000+ was won. Guess Trevor Roe’s win of $10,500 is more memorable than previous wins. The forth digit “1” was responsible for the Kasey and John’s losses. Even after asking the judges if she’s won and quickly getting the “lost buzzer”, Jacqueline was still glad to fulfill her lifelong dream. John was the audience favorite from beginning to the very end! Today’s Showcase #1 featured some fun for our choppers, especially Bob and Kasey’s, a year’s supply of Krispy Kreme donuts. We end today’s show with John’s arms up in an “it’s good” gesture, as you would see at a football event.

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Mar. 23rd 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6005)

5 Price Tags: Andrea lost (3 choices); Dodge Ram ($22,030)

Race Game: Karl wins Sofa and Popcorn Machine; Clock and Gas Lamp

Pushover: Rikki wins; Brass Bed ($3957)

Showcase Showdown #1: Rikki wins with 95 cents

Magic #: Lindsay lost ($955 was magic number); Hostess Set and Chair

Pass the Buck: Norris wins $4000

Freeze Frame: Jacqueline lost; Trip to Greece ($4528)

Showcase Showdown #2: Lindsay wins with $1.00 ($1,000)

Showcase: Lindsay wins; Cookware, Dining Room Group, and Spa ($22,416 in prizes)

Don Bishop has shown great improvement on day #3 of announcing, so use this to help in your voting at the announcer poll. That’s right! We the viewers still have the power to choose who’s going to be Price’s next big voice. Just a little encouragement, if you don’t mind? Before racing for his life (and prizes) in the fun Race Game, Karl presented Bob a green “Bob is Gorgeous” shirt. Speaking of “gorgeous”, coming on down to Contestant’s Row with binoculars was the “Great Haired One” Teri. Struggling actress and loyal friend & true Lindsay would later share with Bob her memory of when she received an autographed photo of him, which was around the 3rd grade. With help from daughter Katie in the audience, Norris was able to win his way up to $4000. $1000 is only the beginning of what Lindsay would receive in this world-renowned part of California. Today’s Showcase #2 was “Ripped from the Headlines” of the Price is Right News(paper). Remember, Saturday, 9/8 CST, Million Dollar Spectacular #9, only on CBS!

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Mar. 22nd 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6004)

Squeeze Play: Virgil lost; Piano ($3995)

Temptation: Carrie lost; Jeep Wrangler ($19,425)

Grocery Game: Renee lost; Bedroom Group

Showcase Showdown #1: Virgil wins with 60 cents

One Right Price: Brent wins; Sofa and Golf Clubs ($986)

Money Game: Michelle wins $217; Ford Focus ($16,622)

Joker: Carly wins (Joker was behind Card #2); Kitchen Group

Showcase Showdown #2: Brent wins with 55 cents

Showcase: Virgil wins; Camera, Sauna, Trip to Venice, Italy, and an African Safari ($34,289 in prizes)

After a week of reruns, we learn that Don Bishop is still announcing. His shouts of “come on down” may have improved, but his “Bobbbbbbbbbbbbbb Barker!” still gives me a good laugh! Nothing wrong with a good laugh, but would I laugh if he’s chosen as Rod’s successor? Plus, he still hesitates before describing a prize. As a TV set was brought out for today’s playing of Temptation by Georgia Bulldogs fan Carrie, Bob brings up a moment in Price history when a set actually fell to the floor. “Brothers got to hug”, quoting Brent before hugging Bob after winning his way up on stage. Michelle was in dangerous territory searching for the last two digits in the Ford Focus’ price before going for the first two digits. For reasons unknown, Carly’s last name was written down as “Lewis” instead of “Ellis”, which caused a 10-second delay for her to come on down. “Madam X” is what Bob referred to Carly as when it was time for bids. This Saturday’s 9th Million Dollar Spectacular (featuring the final appearance of Claudia Jordan, who we would later learn is not so lovely via a rather blunt interview) was promoted at last, along with CBS’ coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, in Bob’s unique way of course. Showcase #2 featured the two famous Spade/Neuter stamps in the size of a large painting.

This weekend’s special could really live up to the name “Million Dollar Spectacular”! In case you don’t get what I’m getting at, just set the VCR for Saturday at 9/8 Central Standard Time. History could be made, if only “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” didn’t make millionaires out of almost 10 folks (nothing against “Millionaire”, an excellent program with the right host)

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Mar. 19th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right: (Original Air Date 11/10/2003, written by Jesse)

-Golden Road- Meadow won…Juice Extractor, Air Hockey Table, and a Motorhome

-Clock Game- Shirley won…a Secretary desk and a Sofa

-Pick a Pair- Percy won…trip to St. Lucia

-Showcase Showdown- Shirley won

-Coming or Going- Danielle lost…hmm someday this game will be won

-Card Game- Alan lost

-Secret “X”- Julius won…Sleep Set

-Showcase Showdown- Julius won

-Showcase- Julius won…Home Gym, Trip to Hong Kong, and a Pontiac Vibe…Total of $33,824 in prizes

…Eh I figured I’d make the post since Mario didn’t yet

(Original comments by Jesse, in case you couldn’t tell.)

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