Archive for April, 2004

Apr. 30th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6028)

Safe Crackers: David lost (Combination $430); Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, and Food Processor

Lucky 7: Shelly lost; Ford Mustang Convertible

Time is Money: Jennifer wins; Pair of Motorcycles

Showcase Showdown #1: David wins with $1.00 ($1000)

Poker Game: Shannon wins; Home Decorations, Dining Room Table, Washer & Dryer, and Vacuum

5 Price Tags: Jerry wins; Pontiac Grand Am ($19,145)

Flip Flop: Ruth wins; Sauna ($4695)

Showcase Showdown #2: Shannon wins with 85 cents

Showcase: Shannon wins; Karaoke Machine, Piano, and Dodge Ram ($30,946 in prizes)

Here she comes, from the outside world now at Television City in Hollywood, a vision (and mind) of loveliness that’s thus far proven that she can model fantastic prizes, Price is Right model Erika Valdez! David representing the Marines was the first lucky contestant to win an item up for bids involving Erika. That would be an exercise machine she was demonstrating. Bob, including many others saw this one coming for a long time and it’s happened again. A model, Rachel in particular crashed the car being played for in Lucky 7 on the edge of the door featuring the game itself. Bob congratulated her for achieving this moment in Price history. I predict that if Shelly had won the convertible, its actual price would have been devalued due to possible damages to the bumper and the cost for driving lessons for Rachel. Jennifer’s attempt at messing with our minds was a success by her continuous picking of Time is Money items and making it appear that she’s ignoring Bob’s reminder that only one item is in the wrong price range. The rarely played Poker Game returns with future winner Shannon up for a playing. Before Bob and Jerry reached the door with 5 Price Tags, members on the audience chanted “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!” What no “Steve, Steve, Steve”? After many appearances with no winner, Flip Flop was finally won thanks to an audience with a good knowledge of sauna prices. Shannon took the big risk of spinning the Big Wheel again with a score 60+ cents, which paid off for even more greatness at the end. Our would-be Showcase winner didn’t let David’s interest in the truck pass make her pass Showcase #1. Besides, that karaoke machine would have made old David cringe if somebody with very little singing ability gets his or hands on the microphone.

I sense a 75% chance that our Erika shall remain on the Price model line up for years to come. Welcome aboard the Price is Right Train, Miss Valdez!

Get ready for Million Dollar Spectacular #11 tomorrow night!

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Apr. 29th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6027)

Danger Price: Shaundra wins; Chair, Grill, Tool Set, and Cradle (“Danger Price” $2250)

Plinko: Shawn wins $700 with 5 Plinko Chips

Money Game: Emily wins $175; Pontiac Sunfire ($16,435)

Showcase Showdown #1: Shawn wins with 95 cents

Double Prices: Mark lost; Clock ($7500)

Check Out: Jonathan lost (over by $5.99); Trip to Ireland

Any Number: Linda wins Desk ($498); Ford Focus ($16,325)

Showcase Showdown #2: Linda wins with $1.00 ($1000)

Showcase: Linda wins; Parka Jackets, Trip to Holland, TV, and Boat ($25,603 in prizes)

Today marks a new day for me as a Price viewer! For the first time since declaring themselves “Your Weather Authority”, WKRG-TV5 no longer airs their live doppler radar 1-3 seconds shortly before every CBS program. Now all we need are the old TV5 bumpers that aired for many years before every program, but first I must review and comment on today’s Price. Our first contestant proudly represents the Air Force in her dark blue uniform. Shawn, a contestant who may make it big someday starts big (Coming on down and escaping Contestant’s Row), yet he leaves the stage small for the first time after playing Plinko. Patricia’s excitement overcame her, making herself say unorganized information such as her hometown/state being Northern Kentucky, Florence. She would correct herself, so everything’s fine! Emily happened to ask Bob to kiss him, which he very much approved of. And now, Shawn’s big moment, Bob allowed him to host during the rest of Showcase Showdown #1. Surprisingly to Bob, he actually did an excellent job. I expect great things in Shawn’s future and don’t expect any of it to cost Bob’s job. Mark of “Barker’s Beasts” represented the ever so famous California town thanks to Price Bakersfield. Jonathan celebrates 1 full year a marriage to Mahima on today’s show with a playing of $2 difference Check Out. Ireland happens to be the motherland of Jonathan’s ancestors. Linda, with a strong Texas accent began her winning streak on stage from a desk & chair to an interesting Showcase win thanks to a certain future game show host obviously bidding way over his actual Showcase price. That $1 bid of Linda’s was well worth it today!

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Apr. 28th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6026)

Freeze Frame: Carolyn lost; Entertainment Center and TV ($8648)

Punch A Bunch: Miles wins $1000 with 3 Punches

One Away: Sean lost; Ford Focus ($18,140)

Showcase Showdown #1: Carolyn wins with 60 cents

Barker’s Bargain Bar: Miriam wins; Cabinet and Daybed

That’s Too Much: Brittany lost; Ford Taurus ($20,920)

Now or Then: Tedra wins (“Then” June 1996); Dining Room Group

Showcase Showdown #2: Tedra wins with 90 cents

Showcase: Tedra wins (Double Showcase Winner); Trip to Oakland, California, Stove, Ford Explorer, Ford Freestar, Purses, Motorscooter, and Trip to Chicago ($74,760 in prizes)

Carolyn won her way up on stage after bidding $2500 on a set of golf clubs that got more, if not all negative reaction from the audience than any positive. Bob expected an apology from the many audience members that went “boo” and/or “uhhhh” as he described the reaction. I guess those folks decided to hold their negative reaction after Carolyn chose to stop Freeze Frame at a price around $4000 lower than the actual price. Bob kept the reveal of the 3rd prize slip from the Punchboard a private moment to himself until he slowly revealed to the audience a “$10…”, which were actually the first couple of digits of the $100 prize slip. Curious Old Bob did it again! Half a show later, Bob unofficially declared today’s show “The Miriam and Tedra Show”, named after the two yellow shirt ones in Contestant’s Row. Speaking of Miriam, she finally escaped to not only play a Pricing Game, but to give Bob one of the many yellow shirts featured today. All of this became possible thanks to the perfect opportunity to bid $1. Brittany got her birthday wish to kiss Bob, which was written on her yellow shirt. Our 2nd yellow shirt contestant Tedra (First Miriam, Third Brittany) straight from the great state of Alabama fully understood the rules of Now or Then, which took part in her amazing win. This was not the end of Tedra’s winning streak, which would later be topped off with a Double Showcase Win! Speak of the truth, like Maria from yesterday’s show, Tedra shares the same profession! Know what that means? Today’s show ends with her fellow nurses (wearing yellow shirts) joining her on stage after such a rare Showcase victor. Made you feel like singing “Sweet Home Alabama”, didn’t it? Now if y’all excuse me, I must invest in all yellow shirts. Yes, even blank shirts!

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Apr. 27th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6025)

2 For The Price of 1: Maria lost; Dishes ($763) and Trip to Mexico

Ten Chances: James wins Mini Fridge ($50) and Luggage ($960); Dodge Neon ($15,740)

Bonus Game: Norma wins; Living Room Group

Showcase Showdown #1: Maria wins with 85 cents

Range Game: Loria wins; Bed ($3699)

Pass the Buck: Clarence wins $5000; Chevy Aveo

One Right Price: Jordan lost; Exercise Bicycles ($1399) and Cabinet

Showcase Showdown #2: Jordan wins with 90 cents

Showcase: Maria wins; Best Selling Novels, Trip to Sydney, Australia, and Trailer ($30,742 in prizes)

After a week and 4 days of anticipation by a small portion of Price viewers, Bob announced on the show before Items Up For Bids #2 that Rich Fields shall be announcing from now on, causing lots of applause from the audience and I’m sure there was plenty of that from the home viewers. Rich also got his time on camera while saying a few words in appreciation of this lifelong dream spanning 30 years. Emma the 1-year-old dog was featured shortly before the events of Contestant’s Row that I am about to state. We made it through 3 Contestant’s Row bids on the same prize due to everyone overbidding twice. It would have only been once if James went with his instinct of bidding $1. Who appeared to know how to play Ten Chances, James slowly went downhill down the line of chances until chance #9 to write $960 for the luggage. In a show with 2 Contestant Row overbids, one manages to escape after bidding exactly right and that would be Norma up for a playing of the Bonus Game ($500 bonus not included with game). Loria had the honor to tell all about the Range Game’s 37-hour rule. Representing the Marines and the great state of Alabama, Clarence promises to neuter every animal in the state after playing Pass the Buck. Looks like a portion of that $5000 is getting put to good use. Bob even added the neutering of Alabama animals to his daily reminder to have your pets spayed or neutered. Today’s show ends with Maria and all her fellow nurses gathered around the trailer. We even got to see our Showcase winner perform a couple of jumping jacks.

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Apr. 26th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6024)

Triple Play: Gregory lost; Ford Focus, Chevy Cavalier, and Chevy Malibu

Pushover: Nakkia lost; Catamaran ($4195)

Most Expensive: Brandon wins; Washer & Dryer, Clock (Most Expensive), and Dining Room Table

Showcase Showdown #1: Nakkia wins with 85 cents

Secret X: Nicholas wins; Bedroom Group

Cover Up: Rose lost; Ford Escape ($20,320)

Bullseye: Michael wins; Trip to Niagara Falls

Showcase Showdown #2: Michael wins with $1.00 ($1000)

Showcase: Double Overbid; 2 Pens with Sterling Silver Bands, Hot Tub, Chrysler Cross; Living Room Group, Vacuum, and Piano

Gregory guessed correctly that he would play for at least 1 car, yet he had no previous knowledge of Triple Play after 20 (his estimate) years of watching Price. Nakkia happened to be the “love” of the “Bakersfield Loves Bob” group in the audience. Rose of Contestant’s Row admits to being in love with Bob for about 30 years, while Edna says she would prefer him over a certain high profiled actor Bob mentioned in an interview for A&E’s “Biography” (that would be Mr. Brad Pitt for those who guessed wrong). Nicholas brought along a whole different kind of shirt for Bob, a tight shirt in honor of Bob’s hip and awesome personality. Hence the word “tight”. Bob promises to wear the shirt to bed. Rose escaped Contestant’s Row to play her favorite game that is of course Cover Up. Hopefully it shall remain her favorite game. Michael, a former player for Fresno State now math teacher ignored that negative reaction from the audience after saying 5 boxes of popcorn that added up to the winning price range of $10-$12. Nicholas flexed his arms a bit before taking a spin of the Big Wheel. Must have been an attempt at intimating Michael, who’s quite a big guy compared to Nicholas. Showcase #1 featured the uncovering of the Chrysler Crossfire from the lifted sheets, all unfortunately became part of a Double Showcase Overbid.

Get ready for the big announcement to the home viewers on Rich Fields tomorrow!

Million Dollar Spectacular #11 is set for airing on Saturday, May 1st.

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Apr. 25th 2004

Million Dollar Spectacular #10 (Teachers from Everywhere)

Plinko: Eugenia wins $3000 with all 5 Plinko chips

Ten Chances: Debra wins (8 Chances); Foot Spa ($90), Snowboard Package ($650), and Ford Mustang Convertible ($25,310)

2 For The Price of 1: Jeffrey wins; Tool Collection ($629) and Ford Windstar

Showcase Showdown #1: Debra wins with 90 cents

Most Expensive: Marian wins; Cabinet, Piano (Most Expensive), and Refrigerator

Dice Game: Kristi lost; Buick Century ($23,146)

Grocery Game: Patricia lost ($32.25); Spa

Showcase Showdown #2: Patricia wins with 70 cents

Showcase: Patricia wins; “T.P.I.R. High Showcase” Jukebox, Trip to Italy, and Boat ($75,615)

Price’s own version of a little red schoolhouse was in top shape tonight! Not one, but hundreds of teachers from the across the land joined us, theme decorations added to what made this special spectacular, the intercom system’s very own Rich Fields brought us all good news, the consultants also known as the models (Brandi, Rachel, and surprising Lanisha) kept all activity in working order. Last but certainly not least, the head of this not-so-ordinary schoolhouse for the night, Bob Barker.

From her first words “Hi Bob” in Contestant’s Row, Eugenia would win her way for a challenge at the Plinko board with 5 chances (“Ah what the heck, lets go with 5” – Eugenia winning last Plinko chip) at winning up to $100,000. Debra’s playing at Ten Chances started out slow, yet she managed pull through to her Mustang, which lead to hugging Rachel and slowly preparing to kiss Bob after being reminded that she could do possible bodily harm if she were to hug him too. Another contestant quota, this one from the mouth of 82-year-old Marian to Bob before taking her spot in Contestant’s Row: “You Are My Sunshine”. Each contestant showed his/her strength (arm muscles to be exact) before spinning the Big Wheel. Eugenia put a little too much of that strength to use, explaining her fall to the floor. Bob shares his knowledge with the teachers of today & yesterday of the job being quite a challenge after witnessing his mother and wife’s (Dorothy Jo) school teachings long ago. That 6 in the price of the Buick Century shattered everyone’s hopes for appeared to be forseeable win for Kristi with no problem in sight. It was clear, according to the cash register with a total limit in items that Patricia went over after a purchase of 25 cans of yams. There was Sir Lance A Lot and featured in the “T.P.I.R. High Showcase” was Mr. Eats A Lot.

Tonight’s show winds up with a free spin for Patricia to win $1 million on the Big Wheel, which once again was very close at landing on that $1.00 that would have brought Patricia more joy than she’d imagined.

Get ready for Million Dollar Spectacular #11 this May on CBS!

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Apr. 23rd 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6023)

One Wrong Price: Cecilia lost; Painting, Dining Room Table (Wrong Price), and Popcorn Machine

Plinko: Christopher wins $13,500 with all 5 Plinko chips

Temptation: Peggy lost; Pontiac Sunfire ($16,435)

Showcase Showdown #1: Cecilia wins with 90 cents

Flip Flop: Victoria lost; Trip to Japan ($4517)

Pick A Pair: Seth wins; Living Room Group

Dice Game: Robert wins; Ford Focus ($14,135)

Showcase Showdown #2: Robert wins with 95 cents

Showcase: Cecilia wins; “Port ‘O Price Showcase” Luggage, Pool Table, and 2 Motorcycles ($19,903 in prizes)

Here he comes, from a local CBS station in Southern California, the newest voice behind television’s most exciting hour of fantastic prizes, the fabulous TV weatherman/game show announcer Rich Fields! A couple of first for Rich on his first day as announcer on a regular bases, such as telling a lucky contestant the good news that he/she is going to play Plinko (for up to $50,000) and reminding Bob what prize he was describing (Pontiac Sunfire). Speaking of Plinko, it’s nice to finally see someone win of more than $10,000 on that famous board. Yet another Flip Flop player flaps away, or should I say “flops away” thanks to the audience. Robert, a pilot veteran during The War, celebrates 62 years of marriage with wife Iota on today’s show and becomes the audience favorite after an excellent series of rolls in the Dice Game. After all these years of the Price is Right Train having a showcase of its own, Price’s little tugboat that could gets its own showcase known as “Port ‘O Price”, with Rebecca overseeing port activities. Lets not forget the end of Showcase #1 when Shane “lets it all out” (Removes Glasses and Shakes Hair) before introducing a brand new convertible. All this occurred after Rich’s teaching on being proper in high society.

After viewing today’s show, I must say this marks the beginning of a long, successful reign for Rich as announcer of daytime’s most popular game show. Best of luck, Rich!

Take the time to leave comments on this historic day in Price history.

(Tomorrow, “Million Dollar Spectacular #10″!)

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Apr. 22nd 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6022)

Lucky 7: Rachelle wins; Pontiac Grand AM ($19,625)

It’s In The Bag: Margery lost $1000

Switch?: Amanda lost by a “switch”; Trip to Seattle and Sedona

Showcase Showdown #1: Rachelle wins with 65 cents

Shell Game: Joseph wins with 2 chips; Piano

Barker’s Bargain Bar: Hector lost; Clock and Dining Room Table

Any Number: Jill wins Adult Tricycle ($789); Chevy Aveo ($15,120)

Showcase Showdown #2: Hector wins with 90 cents

Showcase: Hector wins; Trip to Victoria, British Columbia, Green House, and Trailer ($32,575 in prizes)

We almost had another bidding incident like last Thursday’s show, but Bob noticed the displayed bid of $751 on exercise equipment not being Hector’s said bid of $1251. Alabama residents most be proud to live here after viewing this week’s shows with the following: A Sandra Shaw (same name as Mobile TV news personality), a Montgomery, and today an actual resident (Margery) of the state got to come on down. What was once on the person of the lovely Rebecca is now in the possession of Amanda. Shortly before winning her way for up on stage, Jill told all that she’s been at Television City since 10:00 PM to make it to today’s show and said she remembers the last few years of Bob hosting Truth or Consequences. Hector presented Bob a couple of items courtesy of Guam’s Air Force base.

We must say a final farewell to Jim Thornton after keeping the announcer position warm and say hello to Price’s newest voice, Mr. Rich Fields. Remember to give him a chance to grow in his important role. Would you do the same if this was 1986 and tomorrow’s show is Rod’s first day on the job?

“You can just lay around on that sofa and whiten your teeth” – Bob after a teeth whitening product was brought to our eyes by Lanisha on The Price is Right Train

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Apr. 21st 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6021)

Golden Road: Justin wins Golf Clubs ($936) and Chair ($1642); Dodge Viper ($85,137)

Grand Game: Brittany wins $100

Race Game: Russell wins; Keyboard, Bistro Group, Luggage, and Cabinet

Showcase Showdown #1: Justin wins with 90 cents

Cliffhangers: Michael wins (8 Steps); Bedroom Group

Money Game: Montgomery wins $185; Ford Focus ($16,347)

Double Prices: Daniel lost; Trip to Puerto Vallera ($3302)

Showcase Showdown #2: Montgomery wins with 80 cents

Showcase: Justin wins; “Miss Budinski Showcase” Gardening Equipment, Jukebox, and Boat ($27,470 in prizes)

Russell’s $1 on that computer may have been popular with the audience, but surprisingly it was Justin’s bid of $1500 that won his way for a walk of the Golden Road. After a set of ladies golf clubs, a chair, and the $85,000+ Dodge Viper were revealed, Justin shows his love for that can of zucchini that began his walk down the road of gold, which would later end by picking the wrong number in the price of the car. Russell proved that he knows how to race under 45 seconds by placing every price tag beside their correct prizes without any mistakes. The first half had plenty of $1 bids. Cliffhangers turns out to be Michael’s 2nd favorite game on the show. First being Plinko, of course! Montgomery, a non-Alabama citizen assumed 17 being the last two digits in the price of the Focus, which was very unlikely if you’re loyal to Money Game and the show itself. Even after his Money Game lost, Montgomery managed to reach the Showcase. Showcase #2 featured model Rebecca as “Miss Budinski” placing complaint signs on every door available, including one of the big doors on stage.

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Apr. 20th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6020)

Clock Game: Stephanie wins Chaise ($599); Refrigerator ($729)

Spelling Bee: Edgar lost (3 Cards); Pontiac Vibe

Most Expensive: Phyllis lost; Trips to Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, and Santa Fe

Showcase Showdown #1: Stephanie wins with 85 cents

Coming or Going: Lorena wins by “Going”; Clock ($3075)

Line ‘Em Up: Jaketra wins; Jeep ($19,485), Lamps, and Frame (Featuring Bob and his dog Winston)

Hit Me: Katie wins; Dining Room Group

Showcase Showdown #2: Jaketra wins with 30 cents

Showcase: Stephanie wins; Crib, Stereo System, and Dodge Caravan ($28,352 in prizes)

The legendary, yet unknown by many, and loved by all Clock Game returns for a playing by Stephanie, who needed a refresher of the game’s rules courtesy of Bob. The birthdays of Edgar and his wife’s (April 28th and 16th) may have been lucky card numbers, but choosing 11 at random lead to his unfortunate lost. Phyllis of Georgia successfully avoided the large majority of the audience shouting #2 (New Orleans), but she would lose anyway by picking Santa Fe, New Mexico. This Georgia peach still enjoyed visiting the show and like 99.9% of us, she still loves Bob. After taking a fall spinning the Big Wheel, Bob managed to hold Phyllis in place during her second spin to prevent another incident. Lorena’s attack on Bob was mostly an attempt at kissing his hand. Two retired greyhounds were featured on today’s show. I am now 75% certain that Lanisha is leaving the show, since she was referred as “the lovely Lanisha” before entering Contestant’s Row to show off a diamond bracelet up for bids. All of this after yesterday’s many metions of her. Showcase #1 featured Shane demonstrating all 3 exercise machines.

The time set for this Saturday’s Million Dollar Spectacular is 8/7 PM Central Standard Time.

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