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Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« on: August 27, 2017, 04:50:35 AM »
There's a documentary about Ted?! How have we not been talking about this? It's made with Fremantle's blessing, and both Bob and Roger are being interviewed.

http://www.facebook.com/perfectbiddocumentary

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Re: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2017, 08:47:01 AM »
I didn't expect Fremantle to be so open about this. Remember, they did accuse him of cheating.

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Re: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 08:58:12 AM »
First discussed in May, but it seems quite a few things have happened since then.

I completely understand Roger being involved with this, but why Barker?

I didn't expect Fremantle to be so open about this. Remember, they did accuse him of cheating.
I had thought it was strictly a few individuals at the show.
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Re: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2017, 10:12:00 AM »
I didn't expect Fremantle to be so open about this.

Only those involved could give the real reason for their approval, but I would suspect it falls along these lines: Documentary about a Price Is Right superfan gets the show good attention, maybe even the kind of attention that gets people to watch the show more and (more importantly) follow their social media stuff.  Surely there will be those who are trying to "crack the code" so they can get on the show and break the bank, yet as we all know, the rotation and turnover of prizes has become much larger and shorter respetively since the perfect bid incident; thus, there's no real significant risk of the same kind of event happening again.  I suppose somebody could really do their homework and happen to get really lucky if he gets on the show, but the odds of that are much lower than what they used to be.  In the end, the show gets a bunch of good publicity that didn't cost them much, if anything.

I completely understand Roger being involved with this, but why Barker?

Why not Barker?  Putting him in there only adds to the draw this thing can have.  Plus, Barker gets to remind people he's still out there fighting for animals, but more to the point, I'm sure he would have some amusing anecdotes relevant to the subject to share.
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: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 12:49:44 PM »
First discussed in May, but it seems quite a few things have happened since then.

Ah so there was an earlier thread. Sorry. I searched for one but I guess I didn't go back far enough.

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Re: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 09:05:45 PM »
hello!

to answer one or two things -- fremantle had to get approval from the current show-staff to license us the broadcast footage, which admittedly took some time and back & forth...i have only been speaking with one person at the company and he's been great. They even gave me a break on the price, but for an independent production it is still fairly expensive per minute - and we need a decent amount, so that's potentially another reason why it was approved, on top of the other reasons you all cited. we are announcing the first screening date tomorrow as well! i am certain you all will enjoy it.

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Re: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 02:00:07 PM »
I'm wondering if the licensing on the footage was only for footage that made air. Be interesting to see some of the footage from the 45 minute stopdown, if any exists.

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Re: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 03:15:30 PM »
I think it's worth mentioning for the record again that on a good authority Steve knows, the stopdown was no more than 20 minutes.
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: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 04:26:04 PM »
Only those involved could give the real reason for their approval, but I would suspect it falls along these lines: Documentary about a Price Is Right superfan gets the show good attention, maybe even the kind of attention that gets people to watch the show more and (more importantly) follow their social media stuff.
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In the end, the show gets a bunch of good publicity that didn't cost them much, if anything.
I would normally agree, but considering that Ted was immediately and permanently banned from the show following that taping (hence the title of this documentary), I suspect one hand may be unaware of what the other is doing.
The above is my opinion and mine alone.

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People are tired of the f**kery and drama, but if we'd actually talk to each other sometimes instead of a whole bunch of private conversations with other people, it'd go a long way to perhaps fixing the problems most seem to see in the site.