Archive for September, 2004
Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6070)
Make Your Move: Lisa lost; Hot Tub ($4705), Sofa ($899) and Radio ($59)
Grand Game: Jeremy wins $10,000 (Target Price $9.00)
Dice Game: Garrick wins; Ford Focus ($15,312)
Showcase Showdown #1: Garrick wins with 85 cents
Freeze Frame: Crystel lost; Clock ($6425)
On the Spot: Kimberly wins; Chevy Aveo
One Wrong Price: Mariah wins; Cradle, Motorcycle (Wrong Price), and Bar Set
Showcase Showdown #2: Cystel wins with 65 cents
Showcase: Garrick wins; Trip to San Francisco, Charleston, GPS Receivers, and Chrysler Sebring ($54,556 in prizes)
WKRG-TV5 signal interruption during the opening for less than 5 seconds did not ruin any Price viewers’ day. Another day, another first four set of contestants consisting of 3 ladies + a fellow. Nope, nothing suspicious. Bob almost had a problem with future Grand Game contestant Jeremy’s attempt at correcting his bid of $1401 on a kayak, which was thought to be $1301. Lisa had the knowledge of the concept of Make Your Move, but she made a couple of unfortunate moves with the Sofa and Radio. Jeremy was no problem after escaping Contestant’s Row whatsoever. Even hugged Bob after his $10,000 victory. Garrick representing his group of fellow Marines escapes both the audience and Contestant’s Row during the third segment for a chance at some big dice rolling. Like Bob said, Garrick continued to roll a “2” (excluding a “5”) until he got it right on the fourth roll. Garrick, whom we would find out ranks as a sergeant earns a position in today’s Showcase with 85 cents. Oregon’s very own Crystel (a lovely “Crystal” according to this non-mineral expert typing) waited until a second rotation (and a second time to see price $1976, a patriotic price) to freeze her chosen price, which was about $2000 lower than $6425. One fellow in the audience protested for more male contestants during a commercial break. Since Bob doesn’t carry that responsibility, he left it all in Rich’s hands. Mariah would come on down shortly after this incident. Folks, somebody has finally escaped the black spot of On the Spot, and that would be Kimberly after trying out each path. Viewers may have been concerned about Crytel staying on 65 cents, but her instinct remained positive through Mariah and Kimberly’s spins of the Big Wheel, each resulting in going over $1.00. Showcase #1 featured a production of “The Prizelight Zone”, starring a dark-haired Rebecca Pribonic as a victim of her own home and Ashley in the role of a black & white clown riding a scooter. Our sergeant has another automobile in addition to his Focus won previously.
Some of y’all may have wanted me to mention Mr. Rod Serling when typing about “The Prizelight Zone” Showcase. Well there you go, I just did!
Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6069)
Switch?: Danielle wins with a “Switch” ; Grandfather Clock ($3075) and Chair ($2449)
Ten Chances: David wins (6 Chances) ; Riding Lawn Mower ($980), Auto Vacuum ($50), and Dodge Neon ($15,730)
Now or Then: Amanda wins (“Then” March 1997); Trip to Scotland
Showcase Showdown #1: David wins with $1.00 ($1000)
Coming or Going: Meighan wins by “Going”; Bed ($3432)
Shell Game: George wins with 4 chips (First Shell Contained Ball); Dining Room Group (+$500)
Money Game: Deloris wins $166; Ford Focus ($14,205)
Showcase Showdown #2: Deloris wins with 95 cents
Showcase: David wins; Trip to New York, Big Screen TV, and Ford Explorer ($53,054 in prizes)
Before our first “Danny-Elle” this year made her grand escape from Contestant’s Row, a piece of cardboard was being held by a member of the audience with words unclear to most viewers’ eyes. David is not only the proud owner of a DVD Player and discs, but also every single prize he’s won with 10 chances to use wisely. Fortunately, he wised up when writing the correct price of $50 on his fourth chance, which the audience and Bob had doubt was there even being its reveal. Bride Amanda’s first thoughts on the items’ prices featured in Now or Then were less than positive, but she would eventually prevail with only one mistake left behind. David managed to surpass his female opponents during Showcase Showdown #1 with a combined total of 20 and 80 cents. “Old Hippie” (see shirt) Mignonette’s style of coming on down consisted of a little dance (Rich laughed after Bob mentioned it) and her version of hopscotch. Speaking of Mig (hope she doesn’t mind this short form), she meant to say $1800 as her bid on the storage shed once containing Miss Pribonic and Miss Tuite, but she mistakenly pronounced it with an extra zero ($18,000). Nether the less, the shed ($600-$700 range) costs much less than either prices and Meighan’s $1 bid won her way up for the biggest decision of her day, whether she’s “Coming or Going” to win a bed. Loyal friends & true George and Connie (in the audience) celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on today’s Price, but it was this fellow who won an extra $500 after going mistake free in the popular Shell Game. We were this close (two Ford Focus price digits left)) to a perfect show again, but unfortunately Deloris had no knowledge of “el-cheapo”, as someone shouted in the audience. George may have missed the 80 cents during his second spin in order to surpass Deloris’ score of 95, but a $500 bonus remains something worth telling friends and family about. David earned himself a Showcase including a 65-inch TV set; perfect for all those DVD movies he won before taking six out of Ten Chances.
To anybody who knows the exact words written on that piece of cardboard seen during the opening of today’s show: Leave it here under “Comments”, if you don’t mind.
Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6068)
Half Off: Kathleen lost (3 Halves; Box #1 contained $10,000)
Bonkers: Charlotte wins; Trip to Singapore ($2989)
Cover Up: Rebekah wins; Pontiac Vibe ($18,720)
Showcase Showdown #1: Kathleen wins with 75 cents
One Right Price: Peggy wins; Treadmill and Dining Room Table ($1195)
Any Number: Keith wins; Pontiac Sunfire ($15,820)
Pick A Pair: Salah wins (Dog Food and Cleaner $3.99) ; Bedroom Group
Showcase Showdown #2: Salah wins with 80 cents
Showcase: Kathleen wins; Grill, Motorcycle, and Boat ($26,571 in prizes)
Viewers of WKRG-TV5 noticed a change in sound from stereo to mono shortly before Rich introduced Bob. Before Kathleen participated in an exciting start (a chance to win $10,000), she was actually booed by some members of the audience for bidding $1 over her neighboring contestant. For the second time in Year 33, Half Off’s grand prize of $10,000 was not won, which I believe should have happened with the choices of Box #1 & #8 in front of Kathleen’s eyes. Camera was already focused on Charlotte’s section of the audience before Rich called her to come on down, extending her wedding anniversary celebration with husband J.B. Yet another expansion in Charlotte and J.B.’s anniversary plans, a trip to Singapore after conquering Bonkers without neither Bob, nor the audience making her live up to the game’s name. Rebekah representing the group Bob referred to as one of the many bright folks that watch Price only seconds ago appeared to have no idea of which spot in Contestant’s Row belonged to her. After Rebekah became the third contestant in a row to escape from the right end of Contestant’s Row, some coincidental humor between Cover Up and her shirt revealing the mid section (stomach for the rest of y’all). Showcase Showdown #1 featured a 3-way tie on 85 cents, later a small move of the Big Wheel by Charlotte in which very observant viewers may consider “cheating”. If it were, she would’ve been likely to spin again. Bob noticed audience member Lawrence sitting in the front row wearing a shirt offering chauffeurs service for Price’s Rachel after viewing the Year 32 show featuring her Lucky 7 collision. I still have the feeling Year 33 will mark the disintegration of the dark cloud over Price’s modeling position and Rachel is leading the way. Peggy of the “Terrible Trio”, as Bob called today’s first 3 contestants besides Kathleen, finally escaped to play One Right Price, followed by Any Number’s Keith. Salah (excellent name to say) ended the breakup of the “Terrible Trio” for one unlucky young lady who wanted to change her bid (to a winning one) earlier, but was too one second too late and Charlotte was the one to escape. Showcase #1 gave Price the chance to fight back against today’s examples of prime time “game shows”, such as Fear Factor, Joe Millionaire, and American Idol (produced by Fremantle Media which stole, er I mean bought out Mark Goodson Productions during the Pearson years). After winning said Showcase in which Salah passed, Kathleen earned herself a handshake from our announcer Mr. Rich Fields.
Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6067)
Pushover: Bobbie wins; Trip to Portugal ($5336)
3 Strikes: Alisa lost; Lincoln LS ($40,732)
It’s In The Bag: Kamisha lost $1,000
Showcase Showdown #1: Kamisha wins with 90 cents
Barker’s Bargain Bar: Jeremy wins; Chest and Day Bed (Bigger Bargain)
Switcheroo: Sharon wins Grill ($23); Ford Focus ($18,540)
Double Prices : Chris wins ; Electric Vehicle ($9390)
Showcase Showdown #2: Jeremy wins with 90 cents
Showcase: Jeremy wins;. Dining Room Group, Espresso Machine, and Spa ($21,457 in prizes)
Bob was right, our first on stage contestant carrying the female version of “Bob” (Bobbie happened to be my guess of who escapes Contestant’s Row first) indeed knew how to play Pushover and will take a trip to Portugal. All Alisa had to do was bid $1 more than Chris in order to view a Lincoln LS up close. I must assure viewers who haven’t seen the show in months or years that the 3 Strikes bag no longer has that number of strikes, as it seemed when Alisa’s first two pulls struck her down. It was the misplaced Icy Hot Patch, or “Ice Hot Patch” as Bob called it that caused today’s second big disappointment, this time involving a young lady from Catskill, New York. After Alisa gave her young supporters mention, Bobbie joined the disappointment club when the Big Wheel was one peg away from $1.00. Bob promised us winners during the second half of today’s excursion. Anthropology and Biology are among what double major/”Student of Price” Jeremy is studying. Well folks, I finally decided to add “Bigger Bargain” beside my description the right prize to be (or not to be) chosen in Barker’s Bargain Bar. After acknowledging the fact Chris has been in Contestant’s Row since the very beginning (and that he’s at Studio 33 not to make friends, but to witness Price up close and personal), Bob gave us some insight into Randall and his shirt. Randall may be happily married, but according to his shirt he has a liking for anyone in Price’s modeling position. The wife’s shirt was similar, only it stated she has a liking for Bob. No need to worry about their marriage, just a little humor planned in advance before attending today’s show. Oh, Chris escaped Contestant’s Row at the very last moment! Unfortunately, Chris fell victim to being one peg short to beating Jeremy’s score of 90 cents by a nickel. Kamisha’s Showcase #1 featured a confused astronomy teacher, Milky Way (King Sized) bars, and a Mercury Marquee.
Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6066)
Range Game: Jennifer wins; Trip to New Orleans ($4113)
Hole in One (or Two): Spencer wins (5th line); Dodge Caravan
Take Two: Howard wins (Total $2489); Power Tools, Dining Room Table ($1189), Guitars, and Treadmill ($1300)
Showcase Showdown #1: Howard wins with 70 cents
One Right Price: Tiffany lost; Clock ($4040) and Bar Set
Card Game: Jacob lost (went over $1500); Ford Mustang ($19,840)
Secret X: Ronald lost (X at the bottom); Spa and Lamps
Showcase Showdown #2: Ronald wins with 95 cents
Showcase: Ronald wins; Basketball Goal, Bed, Computer, and Trailer ($30,968 in prizes)
At the moment I noticed Spencer’s facial expressions as he was among the first four contestants to come on down, I had a good feeling that in a minute he would be on Bob’s side on stage. For the second time in 2004, Bob referred to the audience as an “unruly mob”, which he gained plenty of applause. No doubt Spencer was a favorite both in and outside Studio 33. First, we had to let Jennifer win her way to the birthplace of Jazz (Mobile, Alabama holds the title of “Mardi Gras’ Birthplace”) which shares the name of France’s “Orleans”, except for the “New” part. It was actually more than a minute in which Spencer manages to escape Contestant’s Row for a chance to be $500 richer (which never happened), a proud owner of a Dodge Caravan, and the opportunity to show a national audience his putting skills. Bob’s inspirational putt for Year 33 resulted in missing the hole, but it did not severely effect Spencer’s golfing. Maybe aiming for the hole Tiger Woods’ style, but not his golfing. After a much improved putt during the “Or Two” portion of Hole in One, Spencer gave viewers and Bob a reaction similar to his previous one after the big doors revealed a Caravan. Besides backstage staff in the producers’ booth, CBS page Scott (who protected Bob late in Year 32) was seen as the camera captured Spencer up and on the stage floor. Howard the first piece of today’s upcoming “Bald Fellows’ Showcase” escaped both his audience seat and Contestant’s Row spot to deal with another couple, a couple of Take Two prices. Howard finished Take Two without any mistakes. Spencer was close to creating a 3 way tie durubg his first spend, but failed to beat the score of 75 cents both Howard and Jennifer earned. Tiffany, whom Bob referred to as a “pretty little girl” (which can also be said about Lucy, who unfortunately remained in Contestant’s Row until the end) before her prizes were revealed, said she ruined a perfect show. Fortunate for her she was not today’s only contestant to lose in a pricing game. During the commercial break, Bob actually saved the marriage of the once-former couple of James and Rose wearing “Ex-Husband and Ex-Wife” shirts. Before telling us the good news, Bob’s words were “Doctor Phil (McGraw), get out of the way here I come!” After three “2 & 4” cards and a variety of other cards in his deck, Jacob’s bid in Card Game turned out to be much less than the car’s actual price. Ronald was the last piece to fit alongside Howard in today’s Showcase. I wonder if Rich was referring to either this or another popular Price website when saying “post on your favorite web site” during Ronald’s Showcase?
Well folks, the first week of Year 33 has come to an end! Despite interruptions on both sides of the Rocky Mountains, Price viewers everywhere were able to catch moments worth their memory bank and VHS tape. Year 33 continues until next June and no signs of slowing down are expected. Right now, Mr. Redd Foxx is smiling in the afterlife after Spencer pulled his famous false heart attack schtick from “Sanford & Son”.
Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6065)
One Wrong Price: Gustavo wins; Cabinet, Golf Clubs (Wrong Price), Dining Room Table
Punch A Bunch: Daynn wins $10,000 with 3 punches
Any Number; Daniel wins Rocking Chairs ($507); Ford Ranger ($16,298)
Showcase Showdown #1: Daniel wins with 85 cents
Coming or Going: Brianna lost by “Going”; Cruise to Alaska ($3415)
That’s Too Much: Charlotte lost; Chevy Impala ($22,145)
Hit Me : Paulette wins; Plasma TV and Entertainment Center
Showcase Showdown #2: Charlotte wins with 70 cents
Showcase: Charlotte wins; Bedroom Group, Swimwear, and Spa ($22,517 in prizes)
Gustavo representing the state of California demonstrated how to properly use an imaginary golf club before choosing the Golf Clubs as the item with a wrong price tag. Viewer for life (since age 2) Daynn reaches the stage and was only 2 out of 3 punches away from a $10,000 slip held by a tightly self-secured Bob. Lucky for Daynn (sorry folks, no time for “day in and day out” humor), the slip was not $5000 or it would have been tossed out. Daniel descends and ascends from bellow the stage to play Any Number for something more than a Ford truck. Yep, Daniel fooled everyone at Studio 33 into thinking he would actually win that truck ($1 ,298) and suddenly went for the Rocking Chairs. Another historic moment according to Bob, the Big Wheel’s green sections “5” and “15” were switched. Looks like Roger and the crew wanted Bob’s skills of noticing errors tested. Either that or somebody purposely wanted an historic moment to occur during premiere week. Brianna won’t be “Going” to Alaska by cruise ship with a supposed $5143 price tag at all. Charlotte didn’t need any “That’s Too Much!” training to say what Bob considered “beautiful” in the end. Paulette, a 19-year veteran of the Marines (plenty of USA chants in the audience earlier), who’s latest non-Service assignment was to play blackjack in the form of a pricing game, conquered the House and said hello to a portion of her family, even a whole different Joan Crawford. It was until after the break that Paulette would finish greeting the rest of her crew back home, which came after losing to Charlotte. Tony the Dog was the first pet up for adoption featured in a Year 33 show. Brought forward to the Price viewers by Ashley, Tony’s hair was actually furnished for the big moment by Price’s very own hair stylist.
Price viewers in the Eastern/Central time zones were lucky today, as minutes after today’s show ended another Bush-related special report would air.
Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6064)
Spelling Bee: Valencia spelled C-A-R (5 Cards); Ford Escape
Safe Crackers: Bethany wins (Combination $850); Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Stove, and Kitchen Aisle
Clock Game: Clayton wins Curio Cabinet ($799); Sofa ($999)
Showcase Showdown #1: Valencia wins with 95 cents
Flip Flop: Victor lost; Bed ($4149)
Pass the Buck: Venissa lost $4000; Chevy Cavalier
Clearance Sale: Colleen lost; Clock, Bar Set, and Safe
Showcase Showdown #2: Victor wins with 90 cents
Showcase: Valencia wins; Year Supply of Flowers, Dining Room Group, and Piano ($39,230 in prizes)
Yep, no CBS News Special Report countdown today, we’re back to basics! Bob made sure the audience doesn’t tell Tennessee’s very own Clayton that he unwillingly bid bellow Valencia by $1. Valencia had the right name at the right time and the perfect reaction whenever a Ford Escape is revealed. 10 seconds and a few cries of joy later, Rich finally got to describe her prize. Valencia’s first 2 cards had special meaning, which revealed “A” and “R”. It was until the 5th car that we finally found the “C”. Thank her good will Bob’s encouragement to take $500 and leave did not work this time. Bethany comes on down and up for a little safe cracking. She succeeds in all 3 areas today! Clayton bid carefully this go around, earning the chance to play the legendary Clock Game. According to Bob, Clayton’s world around him stopped as he was closing in on the Curio Cabinet’s price. Nothing similar occurred, as he was so close by very little nearing the numbers 999 as the Sofa’s price. Lieutenant and Naval Aviator (as Bob discovered) Amy joins Contestant’s Row for the day. Victor actually asked if the mattress comes with that Bed he lost? All Lucille had to do when Rich called her to come on down was sit up from her front row seat. Venissa risked everyone she’s won on her 3rd card thought to be anything but “Lose Everything”. Lobster tennis ball machine joins us for Year 33, with Ashley swinging the racket. Bob made a “3 strikes and she’s out” (not referring to the pricing game) comment shortly after. Victor’s Showcase #1, which he bid way belong on, featured a clumsy Rebecca before a trip to London was revealed. After Victor’s Showcase price was revealed, Bob found it safe to say Valencia is today’s Showcase winner. Speaking of “safe”, it’s safe to say Mr. Rich Fields will always appear at the end of each show.
To the fellow in the audience who continuously “wolf whistled” whenever Teri, oh I mean Gabrielle (even at Bran, er I mean Rebecca once) showed up during today’s show: Nowadays the modeling position is under a dark cloud and its foundation is very unstable. For the sake of the show’s health (in Mommy Dearest mode: No….new…lawsuits!), only whistle whenever a majority of the audience is applauding.
Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6063)
Lucky 7: Jan wins ($1 left); Dodge Ram ($22,385)
Half Off: Kolby lost (3 Halves, Box #14 contained $10,000)
Shopping Spree: Douglas wins ($4500 to spin); Armoire, Sofa, and Popcorn Car
Showcase Showdown #1: Kolby wins with 65 cents
Freeze Frame: Paul wins; Trip to Ireland ($4813)
Dice Game: Astrid lost; Pontiac Sunfire (Full Price Off-Camera)
Bullseye: Andrea wins ($10.80); Dining Room Group
Showcase Showdown #2: Astrid wins with 45 cents
Showcase: Astrid wins; “Saluting the Four Seasons”, Fireplace, Sauna, Trip to Hawaii, and Ford Mustang Convertible ($36,905 in prizes)
Once again, tough luck for viewers in the Eastern and Central Time zones as a certain world leader with something against Price spoke for about a half-hour in front of an international audience. Future Dice Game contestant Astrid gyrated her way down to Contestant’s Row in a slow and steady matter. Paul representing the Navy’s USS O’Brien presented Bob a small gift bearing the ship’s symbol. He would later ask whether the trip to Ireland would be first class or coach? “Coach” according to Mr. Rich Field’s copy. Astrid began her playing of the Dice Game on a “pitiful roll” as Bob called it as the audience began the boo her. Unfortunately, the second digit in the Pontiac’s did not turn out to be “4” as Astrid had in mind after rolling a “5” first. Andrea, one of the first few contestants to come on down, whom I wanted to win her way on stage more than others, finally did it and was rewarded with a playing of Bullseye for another prize. Paul would tie Astrid’s score of 70 cents after Andrea went over on the Big Wheel. I clapped a couple of times during Andrea’s spin of the wheel. Kolby’s (unseen by Central and Eastern viewers earlier) Showcase #2 featured The Price is Right Department Store’s elevator. Astrid’s Showcase bid may have been way bellow the actual price, but lucky for her Kolby’s bid was slightly over. While Astrid and her crew wearing green shirts with the number “30” were celebrating, Rich Fields can be seen alongside the red head model whom I assume is Miss Rebecca Pribonic (no comment on last name). Speaking of this position on Price still under clouds thanks to Miss Hallstrom, Miss Parkinson, and the folks at Pearson (now Fremantle Media), there’s already a change in the line up in Year 33. We have an Ashley (not contestant Ashley from Year 32), Gabrielle, and of course Rebecca. Previously I assumed Gabrielle was no other than “The Great Haired One” Teri, but it was until today’s Showcase when Rich reminded viewers with that assumption in mind. Suddenly, finding it nice to see a different face in that position is becoming difficult. There’s always the chance that Year 33 could mark the return of a more stable trio in the modeling position.
Reader comments are still appreciated, especially from those east of the Rocky Mountains.
Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (#6062)
Triple Play: Kathleen lost; Dodge Neon ($15,090), Pontiac Grand AM (Unknown), and Chevy Corvette ($49,935)
Plinko: Lance wins $2000 with 5 Plinko Chips
Most Expensive: Darlene wins; Drum Set, Go Kart (Most Expensive), and Dining Room Table
Showcase Showdown #1: Darlene wins with 75 cents
Pick A Pair: Noella wins (Peanut Butter and Seasoning were $2.99); Living Room Group
Money Game: Mary wins; Ford Explorer ($26,930)
Double Prices: John wins; Trip to Japan ($4056)
Showcase Showdown #2: John wins with 80 cents
Showcase: John wins; Arcade Cabinet, Pool Table, Arcade Basketball Goal, and Electric Vehicle ($23,231 in prizes)
Like Mr. Rich Fields, our announcer from today to the very end, today marks the beginning of Price’s 33rd year on old, yet a full of youth looking Columbia Broadcasting System. Kathleen the bearer of a “Barker 33” shirt won herself Year 33’s first prize (Trip to Mazatlan, Mexico, as presented by Rachel) and the chance to play Triple Play. Unfortunately, the Corvette’s price was not higher than all given prices. First mistake of the year: Bob forgot to reveal the actual price of the Pontiac, yet he would later correct himself after referring to John as our second contestant to reach the stage before Rich summoned him. Lance takes the title of “second contestant on stage” before earning himself 4 more Plinko chips. Fourth prize in this year’s first playing of Plinko was a picture frame featuring a black & white photo of Bob beside the wheel. Rich is right, either family or loved one (Bob for example) would be a great fit for the frame, if the photo actually fits properly. After receiving his Plinko chips from Miss Cole (awkward smile remains, but her modeling has improved a bit), Lance literally “spun it (Plinko chip) that way” as Bob put it. The entire audience was asked to remain silent, which gave Lance enough concentration to win himself another $1000. Darlene’s gifts in honor of her 70th year of life were a pair of prizes beside a more expensive one. At this point, Jean of Contestant’s Row would remain down there until the end. If only she’d had bid $1 on Mazatlan, Mexico earlier, viewers would have witnessed one fun lady. Mary assumed two digits between $10-$20 would count as “El-Cheapo”, but she would eventually find the correct digits conquering Money Game. John finally escapes Contestant’s Row as our 6th on stage contestant this year. Noella may have been the first to be booed by the audience during Showcase Showdown #2, but they knew by fact that Mary is advance in age, so Bob managed to help her spin the Big Wheel. Darlene’s Showcase #2 had a Year 33 theme, which even acknowledged Price’s very own Studio 33 now known as “The Bob Barker Studio”. After John beat the odds against him, everyone from Price’s on air staff to John’s family & friends, and lets not forget Rich Fields joined around the well designed Year 33 cake.
By the way, welcome home Jesse!