Wayback Wednesday: The Price Is Right 1972

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Forty-seven years ago, today, the second version of The Price Is Right debuted (the first one ran from 1956 to 1965 and was hosted by Bill Cullen). Created by Bob Stewart, Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and, orignally produced by Goodson-Todman Productions (1972-1984), it was hosted by Bob Barker until June 6, 2007. Drew Carey took over October 15, 2007.

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From Wikipedia:

The show revolves around contestants competing by identifying accurate pricing of merchandise to win cash and prizes. Contestants are selected from the studio audience when the announcer states the show’s famous catchphrase, “Come on down!” (Contestants’ Row) [F]our contestants are called […] to take a spot in the front row behind bidding podiums […]. [They] compete in a bidding round to determine which contestant will play the next pricing game (known as One Bid). After winning the One Bid, the contestant joins the host onstage for the opportunity to win additional prizes or cash by playing a pricing game. [The Showcase Showdown (spinning The Big Wheel) follows with a final winner selected at the end of the episode (The Showcase)]

Barker was accompanied by a series of announcers, beginning with Johnny Olson, followed by Rod Roddy and, then, Rich Fields. In April 2011, George Gray became the announcer. The show has used several models, most notably Anitra Ford, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson, Holly Hallstrom and Kathleen Bradley.

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The Price Is Right has aired over 8,000 episodes since its debut and is one of the longest-running network series in United States television history. The show’s [48th] season [will] premiere on September [23, 2019.]

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20 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday: The Price Is Right 1972

    Silk Cords said:
    September 5, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Higher, higher! 🙂

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    September 5, 2019 at 2:43 am

    I remember my parents watching the U.K. version of this game show.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 5, 2019 at 2:47 am

      This show and Hee Haw remind me of my maternal grandparents and, growing up on their farm.

    BlackSheep said:
    September 5, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Saturday morning re-runs. I loved that show as a kid.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 5, 2019 at 1:53 pm

      I didn’t know it ran as re-runs on Saturday mornings. Canadian thing, perhaps?

        BlackSheep said:
        September 5, 2019 at 5:58 pm

        Now that I think about it, maybe I was watching it live. Bob Barker would still hosting in the eighties.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm

          Yep. Didn’t retire until 2007.

    badfinger20 said:
    September 5, 2019 at 9:32 am

    I would watch this with my grandmother when she was in her mid-70s to her late eighties…She loved this show…I remember when they started the “showdown” at the end. I always wanted to spin that big wheel.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 5, 2019 at 2:03 pm

      Hey! I watched it with my maternal GM from her middle 50s until I became a teen & lost my mind. 😄

        badfinger20 said:
        September 5, 2019 at 2:12 pm

        Lol after a few episodes it can be mind numbing to say the least.
        The one I liked the best was Match Game… they would be on the edge of being dirty… at least for back then.
        “Betty had two big BLANKS and she uses them to clean the BLANK.
        Now to you Richard

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 5, 2019 at 2:36 pm

          Match Game & Hollywood Squares! OMFG. I didn’t get half the jokes but, they were a scream.

          Dick Clark & Bob Barker were stuffed shirts on camera but, I understand Barker was accused of sexual harassment.

            badfinger20 said:
            September 5, 2019 at 2:41 pm

            Both of those shows were great…Paul Lynde was very quick.
            Yes I remember that about Barker…it was one of the models saying it…I’m not sure if it was more than one.

    floatinggold said:
    September 5, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    My mother was pretty good at that. She should have gone on.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 5, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Was she close by the studio to have done so?

        floatinggold said:
        September 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm

        No…

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          September 5, 2019 at 2:38 pm

          Yeah. Most of the folks in the audience were local, relatively speaking. It would be lost money to fly out there & not even get called.

    jmshistorycorner said:
    September 12, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Never seen it.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      September 12, 2019 at 10:08 pm

      Now, that is a shame. I grew up watching it. It was fun to watch.

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