Archive for June, 2004

Jun. 30th 2004

Today’s airing of The Price is Right (Original Air Date 1-28-2004) (Written by Colin)

-Triple Play- Lavoris lost

-Grand Game- Timothy lost

-One Wrong Price- Amy won

-Showcase Showdown- Amy won

-Squeeze Play- Doris lost

-One Away- Danielle lost

-Secret X- Andrew lost

-Showcase Showdown- Danielle won

-Showcase- Amy won… trip to Honolulu, a new Apple computer, and a Fleetwood Travel Trailer… total of $25,290 in cash and prizes! (Only off on her bid by $876!)

(Pardon this recap folks, but I must give Colin credit for covering this show on its original air date)

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Jun. 30th 2004

Today’s airing of The Price is Right (Original Air Date 1-27-04) (Written by Jesse)

-1st IUFB- Air Hockey Table…ARP: $2,295

-Switch?- Mary lost

-2nd IUFB- Diamond Bracelet…ARP: $1,999

-Ten Chances- Brenda won…Prizes were: Fruit Saver ($70), Lamps ($720), and a 2004 Jeep Wrangler SE ($18,590)

-3rd IUFB- Curio Cabinet…ARP: $1,875

-Check Out- Ingrid won…Prize was a Sailboat

-Showcase Showdown- Brenda won with .50

-4th IUFB- Tennis Ball Machine…ARP: $868

-Double Prices- Eric lost

-5th IUFB- Waterless Cookware…ARP: $2,495

-That’s Too Much- Dorothy lost

-6th IUFB- Area Rug…ARP: $1,099

-Bonus Game- Lavern won…Prizes were Greenbrier Furniture and a Spa

-Showcase Showdown- Lavern won with .65

-Showcase- Brenda won…Prizes were a Stereo, Computer, and a brand new 2004 Dodge Caravan…a total of $45,698 in prizes

(A little piece of Jesse’s recaps for the day!)

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Jun. 28th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (Original Air Date 1-26-2004)

Switcheroo: Alison wins; Ford Focus ($18,470), Packback ($43), and Vacuum ($50)

Credit Card: Angela wins ($2500 credit limit); Crystal Decanter, Powermate, Kitchen Island, Clock, and Sofa

Flip Flop: Esther lost; Grand Piano ($8918)

Showcase Showdown #1: Esther wins with 90 cents

Barker’s Bargain Bar: Erlinda wins; Trip to Chicago and Cancun

Time is Money: Laci lost; Bedroom Group

Dice Game: Anne wins; Ford Taurus ($21,355)

Showcase Showdown #2: Erlinda wins with 75 cents

Showcase: Erlinda wins; Trip to Space Camp, Trampoline, and Ford Mustang Convertible ($38,040 in prizes)

We lost about 4 minutes of today’s encore to Rather & Company (including Harry Smith), which consisted of Esther using the power of prayer in Flip Flop (hands against the game), Alaska’s Erlinda winning a trip to her brother’s resident of Chicago (and Cancun, her previous vacation spot), and lets not forget Time is Money.

Speaking of old Dan, he, along with the Peacock Network’s Katherine Couric and Bob Barker are officially in the Academy of Television Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame.

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Jun. 25th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (Original Air Date 1-9-2004)

5 Price Tags: Lori wins with 4 Price Tags; Ford Mustang Convertible ($24,725)

Squeeze Play: Aaron wins; Trip to London ($6349)

Shopping Spree: Kevin wins ($3800 to spend); Armoire, Sofa, Luggage, and Cookware

Showcase Showdown #1: Lori wins with 60 cents

Coming or Going: Jeanne wins by “Going”; Spa ($6775)

Check Out: Dorthy wins ($1.58 difference); Dining Room Group

Line ‘Em Up: Robert wins; Ford Focus ($16,592)

Showcase Showdown #2: Dorothy wins with 80 cents

Showcase: Dorothy wins; “The Price is Right Train Depot” Showcase, Riding Lawn Mower, Ivory Bed, and Piano ($21,347 in prizes)

(Our first week of summer reruns ends with a perfect show, along with the re-introduction of a couple of bunny rabbits.)

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Jun. 24th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (Original Air Date 1-22-2004)

Lucky 7: Kristie wins ($3 left); Jeep Wrangler ($18,625)

Step Up: Jeannie wins; Video Phones, Dresser, Washer & Dryer, and Sofa (+$3000)

Shell Game: Steven lost (Ball under Shell #1); Trip to Pensacola, Florida

Showcase Showdown #1: Jeannie wins with 75 cents

Double Prices: Sarita wins; Entertainment Center and TV ($6618)

Cover Up: Frances wins; Pontiac Sunfire ($15,785)

Bullseye: Linda wins ($10.50); Dining Room Group

Showcase Showdown #2: Sarita wins with 75 cents

Showcase: Sarita wins; Computer, Piano, and Trailer ($31,757 in prizes)

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Jun. 23rd 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (Original Air Date 1-06-2004)

Make Your Move: Ilona lost; Bistro Table ($499), CD Player ($38), and Catamaran ($4195)

Hole in One: David wins (Putts from 3rd Line); F-150

Take Two: Michelle wins (Take Two total $3132); Daybed, Flatware, Clock, and Power Tools

Showcase Showdown #1: Ilona wins with 85 cents

Double Prices: Daphne wins; Piano ($3100)

That’s Too Much: Linnette lost; Ford Escape ($18,975)

Cliffhangers: Rhonda wins (11 Steps); TV

Showcase Showdown #2: Daphne wins with 80 cents

Showcase: Ilona wins; Living Room Group, Dance Lessons, and Jukebox ($19,342 in prizes)

(This encore includes Randy’s successful spelling of the word “Escape”, as in Ford Escape)

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Jun. 22nd 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#5995) (Original Air Date 3-2-2004)

Golden Road: Timothy lost; Flatware, Clock, and Chevy Corvette

Bonkers: Lori wins; Bed ($3771)

Grand Game: Taffani wins $1000

Showcase Showdown #1: Taffani wins with 80 cents

Secret X: Graeme lost; Dining Room Group

Cover Up: Julie lost; Ford Mustang ($18,713)

Double Prices: Edward wins; Gazebo ($6145)

Showcase Showdown #2: Julie wins with 90 cents

Showcase: Julie wins; Living Room Group, Cleaning System, and Snowmobile ($15,636 in prizes)

Our journey after show 6000 begins with a walk of The Golden Road by Navy rep. Timothy. Julie was almost on a path of one right number at a time during today’s playing of Cover Up, yet she still lost. By the end of today’s show, I almost had a craving for some taffy, thanks to one certain contestant. Julie managed to win her way into today’s Showcase even after losing Cover Up. There was a $100 difference with the Showcase bids ($11,500 for Taffani and $11,600 for Julie). Julie was quick on her feet to that snowmobile!

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Jun. 21st 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (Original Air Date 1-7-2004)

Lucky 7: Robert wins ($3 left); Ford Explorer ($27,588)

Clock Game: Marley wins (12 seconds left); Corner Chaise ($599) and Storage Building ($849)

Plinko: Cynthia wins $1000 with 2 Plinko Chips

Showcase Showdown #1: Cynthia wins with 95 cents

One Wrong Price: Courtney lost; Dining Room Table, Digital Piano (Wrong Price), and Car Bed

Card Game: Terry lost (1500); Chevy Cavalier ($16,145)

Pick A Pair: Saralyn wins (Pair of $4.99); Trip to Scotland

Showcase Showdown #2: Terry wins with 85 cents

Showcase: Cynthia wins; Trip to Yosemite National Park, Kitchen Appliances, and Trailer ($22,914 in prizes)

(Randy West returns for an encore!)

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Jun. 18th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6058)

Lucky 7: Seema wins ($3 left); Dodge Caravan ($22,875)

Swap Meet: Nicholas lost (Drum Set $300); Punch Set ($300), Armoire, and Washer & Dryer

Grand Game: Wendy wins $10,000 (Target Price $6.25)

Showcase Showdown #1: Wendy wins with 80 cents

Magic #: Brandi lost (Magic # was $1004); Dining Room Table and Exercise Equipment

Master Key: Emily wins Cookware; Trip to San Diego and Ford Mustang

Check Game: James wins (Check for $3000); Bed ($2783)

Showcase Showdown #2: Brandi wins with 95 cents

Showcase: Brandi wins; Living Room Group, TV, and Boat ($26,070 in prizes)

Anyone happened to spot 2 fellows in suits in the audience? No need to check my VHS tape again, since they can be clearly seen a few rows from Contestant’s Row. Seema managed to encourage Bob to say “Hi” to her mother Mia, along with him jokingly saying “Mia, you didn’t bring her up right”. It was too late for Nicholas to change his choice of the Washer & Dryer having having the same price as the Drum Set. Bob even counted each drum (5) to figure out if they value up to a Washer & Dryer. Wendy was lucky her fellow contestants in Contestant’s Row all overbid, which gave her the chance to bid right on those 2 recliners. As Bob explained her current Grand Game situation, a majority of the audience chanted “ointment!” (Blue Star Ointment). Roger tried his best to calm the excitable Wendy shortly after her Grand Game victory. She has a good reason to be excited, no apartment rent worries for years to come. Yeah, and additional furniture too (as Bob suggested earlier). I must agree with the audience chanting “Seema!” before her Big Wheel spin, it’s as interesting as “Walburga”. I wonder if “Brandi” is the actual spelling of her name? Either that or she’s a fanatic of Price’s very own Brandi. If only she had seen her mother pointing up, Brandi would have won in Magic #. Emily managed to win herself some Cookware, aside from a Ford Mustang and a trip home in San Diego. James demonstrates his check writing skills in the Check Game, a game he actually knows. Brandi surprises all with a score of 95 cents in Showcase Showdown #2. Showcase #1 featured “flaps”, as in flapjacks cooked over not an amateur, but a professional range. The “32nd Year Picture” may be over for Price, but it was not over ’til the viewers got to see this delayed show. Brandi conquers all odds in today’s Showcase and celebrates with her crew, including her “up pointing” mother. Yep, Mr. Rich Fields joined in on the celebration.

Year 32 Final Thoughts

My goodness, time does indeed pass by when you’re having fun, especially for me watching & typing on the excellence of Price every weekday morning/afternoon. As usual, Price didn’t fail to entertain viewers, including contestants, loyal friends & true, and those just stopping by for that occasional hour of fun at 10:00 AM (Central Standard Time). We’ve seen history made (and some made up by Bob for the fun of it, even producer Roger joined in), Million Dollar Spectaculars ($1 million given away or not, most of them lived up to the name “spectacular”, Bob turning the big 8-0 (Celebrated in daytime & primetime, including the now cancelled Wayne Brady Show), along with his induction into Television’s Hall of Fame, and the arrival of Mr. Rich Fields living up to the predecessors Rod Roddy and Johnny Olson.

Aside from the best of this year, there were plenty of rough times Price had to face, the most obvious one being Rod’s death after a long illness. At least we know he’s no longer under the illness that is cancer anymore. Shortly after, a line up of announcers (including Mr. Burton Richardson, or “Rich Burt”) came about to try out for the position left cold by Rod. At least 2 had the right stuff for the announcer position and these fellows are CBS 2 weatherman Rich Fields and Supermarket Sweep announcer Randy West. Randy may have been a favorite with many Price viewer communities, but it was Rich that proved that he’s much worthy of announcing for Price. Expect Fields to call folks to “come on down”, describe prizes/items, and interact with Bob for many years to come. Since loyal friends & true should know, Price’s modeling position has been in rotation mode since the firings of Janice Pennington and Kathleen Bradley, thanks to that darn lawsuit by former model Holly. If only she had left the show (she was planning on leaving at first) without any problems with Bob and rest of the crew, none of the firings would have ever happened. Oh well, 70% of the time this model rotating is not bad (besides, it’s nice to see a different face once in a while). It’s just that some are not worthy of working on the show (Lanisha is a good example). There is still a chance for a more regular trio of “Barker’s Beauties”, Price and especially Fremantle Media (USA) just have to overcome the dark cloud formed by folks such as Holly and Diane.

As for me, keeping this site warm since Colin & Jesse gave me the job of posting in October, keeping viewers informed on the latest happenings behind Price, and adding my own take on the show, this has been an excellent gift for this long time Price viewer. This is more than just a responsibility, it’s a Price viewer’s ultimate hobby (my others include drawing, golf, and computers). Don’t expect me to leave this gift lying around in the dust (the Internet), there will always be something posted with the name “Mario500” every weekday. That’s right, even this summer! Like Price, we’re in reruns too! If it weren’t for you, the reader, the Price viewer, well, lets just not get into those details. Enjoy the summer and any Price you missed!

Colin and Jesse shall return…..eventually! (Most likely updating the rest of the site)

Post your comments on Year 32 under “Comments”.

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Jun. 17th 2004

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6056)

Triple Play: Martin wins; Dodge Neon ($16,035) Dodge Dakota ($20,035) Ford Mustang Convertible ($24,725)

Clock Game: Emily wins (7 seconds left); Bestrew Table ($799) and Washer/Dryer ($918) (+$1000)

Bullseye: Eliana lost; Living Room Group

Showcase Showdown #1: Eliana wins with 85 cents

Most Expensive: Mahali wins; Refrigerator, Pool Table (Most Expensive), and Baker’s Rack

Secret X: Crystal lost; Trip to China

Dice Game: Horace lost; Ford Taurus ($21,355)

Showcase Showdown #2: Horace wins with 75 cents

Showcase: Horace wins; Bedroom Group, Portable DVD Player, and Spa ($18,635 in prizes)

After Bob’s attempt to make Martin a really big winner “Tony the Tiger” style, we find out Triple Play is soon to be played. The audience is to thank for Martin even reaching the Dodge Dakota, so he relied mostly on them for the rest of the game. Emily, who’s first words to Bob on stage were “I love you!” who’s lucky number happens to be 11 (also the amount of time spent on winning the table), proves her Price knowledge includes the legendary Clock Game. After her Clock Game victory, we find Emily celebrating with Roger & Company a couple of seconds away. If only Eliana didn’t go way off target with the first item (10 boxes of pasta = $25.90), she would have conquered the eye of the bull. Horace’s first bid in Contestant’s Row was neither $2500, $3500, or even $5500, but $4500 on a motorcycle. Mahali performed a Most Expensive victory dance of some sorts for us. April, a “First Four” contestant, unfortunately pull the ultimate comeback of today’s show. At first, it appeared to be an unlucky day for Horace, then the Big Wheel rolled in for him. Our two comeback contestants (thanks to the Big Wheel) witnessed the return of the eliminator of unwanted gifts, the Prizenator (starring Rachel) in Showcase #1, which was later passed to Eliana. It was tough, but Horace managed to pull through at the end, even though his first bid in Contestant’s Row was almost outrageously high. Sorry folks, no Rich on stage since this show was taped before he got himself more time on camera.

(Tomorrow, the other Price originally slated for last week will air. My Video Cassette Recorder is ready!)

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