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Online mellongraig

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June 13, 1977
« on: February 13, 2017, 10:04:11 AM »
Not sure how this episode slipped through GSN on this one... oh well, enjoy!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtZ8sg9vG3U" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtZ8sg9vG3U</a>

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Re: June 13, 1977
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 07:19:44 PM »
This episode is a fantastic example of how you could be rewarded for watching everyday despite some tricky setups designed to trip up most people and save dollars on the budget (though how much would budget control be an issue back in this day given far more of the prizes would have been sponsored?)

Let's look at Danger Price, and was there any other time they offered the four sets of season tickets in this game?  Unlike Race Game, where even if you just throw down the prices wherever you could win yourself the game if you can move fast enough, you're basically stuck unless they were kind to you and made the football tickets the Danger Price (because they'd always be the least expensive, and of course, that's not the Danger Price today).  If you watched regularly enough to get a grasp on these ticket prices, you could have been handsomely rewarded for an otherwise difficult setup.

And then Jay goes and plays Race game in the same show.

This is the second episode recently shared from around this time where all the choices in Five Price Tags were true, and it's now making me wonder just when the rule against choices being all "one way" was implemented.  I can't say Jay was shooting for a wipeout here, but he didn't want you to get any more than two picks if that.  Either way, I am glad Shelley managed to jive the Jay. :P
Roger Dobkowitz's Seven Commandments of The Price Is Right:
1. Tape and edit the show as if it were live.
2. Never tell the contestant what to do.
3. Size matters. (The bigger the prize, the better the prize and the bigger the reaction.)
4. All prizes are good.
5. Never do anything on the show that would embarrass a parent with a kid watching.
6. Never put on a prize that would make the show look cheap.
7. Itís the game, stupid! (Itís about the game.)

- Roger Dobkowitz on Stu's Show September 23, 2009.

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Re: June 13, 1977
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 07:42:43 PM »
Let's look at Danger Price, and was there any other time they offered the four sets of season tickets in this game?

This wasn't the only time, though this is the earliest known appearance of the season tickets on the show. Notice how Bob was already making incorrect "Historic Moment" statements in 1981!  :oldlol:
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Re: June 13, 1977
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 07:47:18 PM »
I don't think it was that uncommon to have two multiprizers in the same episode, though it helped, time-wise, to have one of them played for the plug-less season tickets.

The Johnny's Schoolhouse skit was...weird.

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