Archive for December, 2008

Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (OAD: 11-3-2008)

Dec. 31st 2008

Lucky 7: Taylor wins ($1 left); Ford Mustang Convertible ($21,895)

Punch A Bunch: Leah wins $5150 with 4 punches + 2 Second Chances

Switch?: Cristina wins without a “switch”; Trip to Aspen, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia

Showcase Showdown #1: Taylor wins with $2.00 ($26,000)

More or Less: Anne lost; Tennis Equipment (Less than $1500), Stemware (Less than $2000), Armoire (Less than $1100), and Chevy Malibu Hybrid

Grocery Game: Tore wins (Total $20.05); 19-inch TV, a Nintendo Wii, and Games

Coming or Going: Dorothy lost by “Going”; Sailboat ($9627)

Showcase Showdown #2: Tore wins with 55 cents

Showcase: Taylor wins; Flag of the USA, Trip to Boston, Massachusetts, and Dodge Charger ($79,897 in prizes)

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Games Spotlight: Dice Game

Dec. 31st 2008

Name: Dice Game
Debut: June 2nd, 1976

This game is played for a car. There are five digits in the price of the car; all are between 1-6, inclusive. The first digit is always lit up and therefore, given to the contestant. The contestant is then presented with four oversized dice, and must roll each one across a white line on a felt table. If the number rolled matches the second digit, the digit is revealed and shown on both screens (see image below); otherwise, the contestant must decide whether the actual digit is higher or lower than the roll which is then marked by an outline of lights. If the roll is a one or a six it is typically automatically marked higher or lower, respectively, since there are no digits that can be lower than one or higher than six per the game’s rules. The die is then placed in the slot with the rolled number facing outwards. The remaining dice are played in the same way for the three remaining digits.

After all the dice have been rolled, the host will ask for reveal of the numbers one by one (which results in the correct digit being lit up above or below each individual die). This is not necessarily done in order that the dice were rolled to maintain suspense for the digits that are most in question.

Fun Fact: Dice Game was originally played for cars with four-digit prices, and the first digit was not given. During the 1980s, when cars under $6,667 were still common, the game was occasionally played for cars with five digit prices. When such cars were offered, the game was known as “Deluxe Dice Game;” which appeared for the first time on April 22, 1983. In these cases, the word “Deluxe” was added to the top of the game board, and an extra (removable) display box was added to for the free digit. On January 8, 1988 the game offered its last four-digit car and the five-digit version of Dice Game became permanent.

Dice Game

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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (OAD: 10-29-2008)

Dec. 30th 2008

Eazy Az 1, 2, 3: Aisha lost; Flatware, Drum Set, and Desktop Computer

Gas Money: Shannon wins; Pontiac G6 ($21,491) and $10,000

Squeeze Play: Amber wins (removed “2”); Hot Tub ($6713)

Showcase Showdown #1: Shannon wins with 90 cents

Hi Lo: Deen wins; Living Room Group

Switcheroo: Michael wins Shopping Bag ($12), Finger Drums ($25), and Small Refrigerator ($32); Dodge Charger ($23,840)

1 Right Price: Marion wins; SCUBA Equipment ($2250) and Barbecue Grill

Showcase Showdown #2: Deen wins with 95 cents

Showcase: Deen wins; Trip to Vero Beach, Florida, New York, New York, and Japan ($30,857 in prizes)

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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (OAD: 11-18-2008)

Dec. 29th 2008

Money Game: Trenton wins; Ford Focus ($16,345)

Punch A Bunch: Lila wins $500 with 4 punches

Shopping Spree: Stacey wins ($5100 to spend); Motorscooter, Home Gym, Stemware, and High Chair

Showcase Showdown #1: Trenton wins with 90 cents

Check Out: Sandra wins (+$1.20); Patio Heater and Barbecue Grill

Coming or Going: Amy wins by “Coming”; Go Cart ($4598)

Cover Up: Ronnie lost; Chevy Impala ($23,920)

Showcase Showdown #2: Ronnie wins with 95 cents

Showcase: Trenton wins; Range, Trip to Italy, and Boat ($59,789 in prizes)

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Games Spotlight: That’s Too Much!

Dec. 28th 2008

Name: That’s Too Much!
Debut: April 19th, 2001

That’s Too Much! is a pricing game that is traditionally played for a car. There is a row of 10 prizes, which are revealed to the contestant in order of increasing value one at a time. The contestant is asked to choose the first price in the row that is over the actual retail price of the car. When the contestant feels that the host has revealed the first price that is more than the actual retail price of the car, he/she says “That’s too much!” Then host asks if the contestant is correct and then the contestant is either buzzed meaning he/she is wrong it is revealed that he/she is correct. In both cases, following the win/lose sound effects, one of the beauties shows the actual retail price to the contestant, and the correct price (at which the contestant was supposed to stop at) is lit up among the ten prizes.

Fun Fact: The game is actually quite opposite to many pricing games on the show; instead of being closest to the actual retail price without going over, to win the game, the contestant is supposed to be closest to the actual retail price while going over.

That's Too Much!

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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right

Dec. 26th 2008

Pushover: Timothy wins; Trip to Spain ($7845)

Stack the Deck: Amy lost (wins “3” and “7”); Pontiac G6 ($20,375)

Secret X: Silverio wins (X in the Middle); Furniture and Outdoor TV

Showcase Showdown #1: Amy wins with $1.00 + 90 cents ($1000)

Check Game: Julie lost (Check for $1000); Catamaran ($5795)

That’s Too Much: Rick wins; Ford Fusion ($21,775)

One Wrong Price: Angel lost; Wine Cabinet ($2295), Electric Guitar, and Motorcycle

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

Showcase: Amy wins; Massage Chair, Bedroom Group, and Hot Tub ($27,302 in prizes)

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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right (OAD: 12-25-2007)

Dec. 25th 2008

Lucky 7: Mitchell lost; Ford Mustang Convertible ($25,466)

Plinko: Kristy wins $30,100 with 5 Plinko chips

Clock Game: Betty lost; Refrigerator ($749) and Beanbag Chairs

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

Double Prices: Bonnie wins; Snowmobile ($7998)

One Away: Carly wins; Chevy Impala ($22,135)

Pick A Pair: Sean wins (Cough Drops and Peperocini Cost $2.15); Bedroom Group

Showcase Showdown #2: Bonnie wins with 80 cents

Showcase: Bonnie wins ($44,594 in prizes); Range, Small Trailer, and Ski Boat

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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right

Dec. 25th 2008

One Away: Sandra lost; Audi TT ($35,950)

Range Game: Tanya lost; 42-inch TV and Console ($5994)

Switch?: Judith lost with a “switch”; Billiards Table and SCUBA Gear

Showcase Showdown #1: Tanya wins with 85 cents

Squeeze Play: Jerome lost (removed “1”); Trip to Jamaica ($3182)

It’s In the Bag: Cheryle wins $4000

Dice Game: Michael wins (rolled “6”); Jeep Compass ($24,365)

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

Showcase: Cheryle wins; Range, Motorcycle, and Ford Mustang ($45,012)

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Games Spotlight: Line em Up

Dec. 24th 2008

Name: Line em Up
Debut: March 10th, 1998

Line em Up is a pricing game played for a car plus three additional prizes; one worth between $10 and $98, and two worth between $300 and $1,000. The 1st and last numbers of the car are given in a yellow, vertical frame. The prices of the other 3 items are lined up vertically between the first and last numbers of the car. The contestant must slide these prices horizontally so that the digits in the price of the car line up in the frame. The first and third prizes always have three-digit prices, while the second has a two-digit price. If the contestant correctly lines up the prizes on the first try, he/she wins the car and all the prizes; if not, the number of correct digits in the car (out of 3) are displayed (but not the location of the correct/incorrect digits) and the contestant is allowed to adjust accordingly. If the price is still not correct the second time, the game ends.

Fun Fact: The game concept was developed by then associate producer (and future sole producer) Kathy Greco.

Line em Up

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Today’s Airing of The Price is Right

Dec. 24th 2008

Punch A Bunch: Rebecca wins $100 with 4 punches

Lucky 7: Eric lost; Pontiac Vibe ($18,621)

Most Expensive: Josette wins; Sofa, 65-inch Santa Claus, and 56-inch TV

Showcase Showdown #1: Rebecca wins with 75 cents

Hi Lo: Ashlie wins; Bedroom Group

Cover Up: Larry wins; Chevy HHR ($20,974)

Side By Side: Carol wins (Right Side); Motorcycle ($9189)

Showcase Showdown #2: Ashlie wins with 85 cents

Showcase: Rebecca wins; Laptop Computer, Soaking Tub, and Trip to Japan ($27,148 in prizes)

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