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Offline leafsfan17

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September 4, 1972
« on: June 01, 2009, 02:08:27 PM »
I would like to point out that those who thought the first ever show would never be seen again, thereby making a recap for the episode impossible, think again as the episode is on YouTube, and here is the recap.

Johnny Olson: A fortune in fabulous prizes may go to these people today if they know when the price is right!

Sandy Flornar, stand up!
Paul Levine, stand up!
Connie Dunnell, stand up!
Myra Carter, stand up!

And all four of you come on down, you're the first contestants on The new Price Is Right! And now, here's the star of The new Price is Right, Bob Barker! (Bob enters from door #2 and welcomes all of us to The New Price Is Right. He also assures fans of the old Price Is Right that this is their favourite game still based on the pricing of merchandise with wonderful awards for smart shoppers).

The first prize up for bids on The New Price Is Right is a fur coat.

Connie bids $350
Myra bids $900
Sandy bids $150
Paul bids $1,000

ARP is $595 and Connie will play the first ever pricing game in TPIR history. Her game is Any Number, where she can win a range, a Chevy Vega, or the money in the piggy bank. Connie guesses 5 first and it goes in the range. Connie's next guess is 3 and it goes in the range. Connie's next guess is 2 and it goes in the car! Her next guess is 7 and it goes in the car! Her next choice is 4 and it goes in the car! Connie's next guess is 6 and it goes in the car, so she wins a $2,746 Chevy Vega! The range was $385 and $1.09 was the amount in the piggy bank.

Evelyn Long is the next contestant called to come on down. A sewing machine is the next prize up for bids.

Evelyn bids $125.
Myra bids $130
Sandy bids $100
Paul bids $135.

ARP is $250 and Paul is the winner. Paul plays Bonus Game for a washer/dryer and a color TV. This prize package is valued at $1,100.

The first small prize for Bonus Game is an electric typewriter. It has a wrong price of $118. Paul guesses higher and he is correct. The typewriter is $160. The next small prize is linens. It has a wrong price of $97. Paul guesses lower and is correct. The price is $63. The next small prize is an encyclopedia. This carries an incorrect price of $185. Paul guesses higher and is correct. It's $226. The final small prize is a styling dryer, which has a wrong price of $36. Paul guesses lower and is correct. The styling dryer price is $25 and Paul wins the washer/dryer and color TV. For the record, the bonus was in the window with the encyclopedia.

The next contestant is Elaine Yumen (unsure of spelling of last name). The next prize up for bids is a dishwasher.

Elaine bids $250
Myra bids $180
Evelyn bids $230
Sandy bids $300

ARP is $250 and Elaine is the winner of the dishwasher. However, there was no perfect bid bonus at this time. Anyway, Elaine gets to play Double Prices for a freezer. Elaine has to choose between $485 and $319 for the freezer. She guesses $485 and is wrong. The correct price is $319.

Time now for the showcase round. Connie is the top winner in the showcase and Paul is the runner up in the showcase. The first showcase contains a trip to Acapulco, an organ, a range and 144 square feet of floor tiles. Connie elects to bid on this showcase and she bids $1,750. The second showcase is Paul's and the second showcase contains a pair of roller skates, a bike trainer, and a Mazda 808 Sedan. Paul bids $2,500.

ARP of Connie's showcase is $2,307 for a difference of $557.
ARP of Paul's showcase is $2,504 for a difference of only $4! That makes Paul the big winner of the showcase. However, because there was no DSW rule yet, he only wins his own showcase.

Paul's winnings total is $4,328

And that brings the first ever episode of TPIR to a close.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2009, 02:10:11 PM by leafsfan17 »
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Re: September 4, 1972
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 03:28:32 PM »
think again as the episode is on YouTube, and here is the recap.
Parts of it or the entire episode?  When I first read it, I thought it meant the whole episode but I've only seen bits and pieces of it.  Now I'm not so sure.

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Re: September 4, 1972
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 03:32:25 PM »
I guess I should have specified. The whole episode is on YouTube.
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Re: September 4, 1972
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 05:54:10 PM »
I just found the YouTube videos you were talking about.  I noticed it was uploaded on May 4, so not too long ago.

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Re: September 4, 1972
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 07:44:15 PM »
I'm not sure why anyone would think a recap of this show would be "impossible" -- the episode's been available through tape trading for while over a decade.
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Re: September 4, 1972
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 10:31:26 AM »
good lineup and great wins. Great bid on the showcase as well

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Re: September 4, 1972
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 01:31:37 PM »
I think earthtones are better left for nature and not a gameshow set
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Re: September 4, 1972
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2009, 02:41:37 PM »
Great to know that I can see this show on Youtube!

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Re: September 4, 1972
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2009, 10:42:48 AM »
Excellent. I thought the first episode was still extant, but most of the first week was gone.

And fitting that the first contestant won a car.  :biggrin:
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Re: September 4, 1972
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2009, 11:16:16 AM »
Excellent. I thought the first episode was still extant, but most of the first week was gone.

What?

All of the daytime shows exist.
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Re: September 4, 1972
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2009, 10:18:18 AM »
Hmm, I was mistaken apparently. I thought I saw somewhere that some of the first season was lost, but I re-read it. Sorry.

As I said originally, "I thought."  :-D
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Re: September 4, 1972
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2010, 11:57:07 PM »
Good job on the recap!
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