After browsing over every single 1983 lineup, several of us came up with only 20 or so potential lineups they could really use. We took some factors into consideration:
- Getting rid of lineups with games we have already seen this week becomes much easier given Temptation and Plinko appeared often
- As much of a treat it would be to see them bring back a retired pricing game, they will certainly not bring back The Phone Home Game (incompatible with today's format, and we would have heard of a Skype equivalent by now), Super Ball!! (too long), Poker Game (too cheap, although it'd be interesting to see this on a monitor), Trader Bob (too hard/long with seven SPs) or Hit Me (too confusing).
Thanks to QWIZX, we can also rule out some of the episodes because - let's face it - the show isn't giving away four sets of season tickets anymore. (Someone won them in Take Two back in 1983, by the way!)
Most likely candidate seems to be the lineup from January 21st, 1983.
All of its prizes can easily be updated/translated into 2017 equivalents.
Information paraphrased from QWIZX. Ideas for modern equivalents in parentheses.
IUFB1: Samsonite Body Glove Outdoor Furniture (outdoor seating group)
PG1: LUCKY SEVEN for a Ford Mustang
IUFB2: Sierra Hot Stove (double-oven range)
PG2: PUNCH-A-BUNCH (they can mention the change in top dollar values)
SPs: leaf blower, silver-plated carafe, speed setter (?), rotisserie
IUFB3: White-Westinghouse Washer & Dryer
PG3: 1 RIGHT PRICE for a bar set and a 52" projection TV (kitchen island and Sunbrite Outdoor TV, mostly to keep the game from being too easy)
IUFB4: Assortment of Lamps
PG4: CLOCK GAME for a sailboat and a Honda motorcycle (make these the bonus prize and make the two three-digit prizes ... whatever)
IUFB5: In-Sink-Erator Dishwasher with Supply of Jet Dry (modern brand dishwasher)
PG5: CARD GAME for a Mazda GLC Hatchback (goldroadfanatic says the Mazda 3 Sport - which we have seen several times this season - is essentially the same car)
IUFB6: "Man with Pole" lithograph (okay, this one's a stretch, but maybe have the computer here with a 3-D printer? "Make your own lithographs!")
PG6: PICK-A-PAIR for a bedroom group and sleep set
GPs: honey, mouthwash, mixed bean salad, Nature Valley granola, fancy Chinese vegetables, blackberry jam
SHOWCASE 1: living room, vacuum cleaner (iRobot Roomba), camping trailer (Little Guy)
SHOWCASE 2: perfume, ladies' watch, jukebox, Mediterranean cruise
...it could happen.