Author Topic: The Price is Right Australian - 1973  (Read 2351 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Reloaden

  • Taking a Bonus Spin
  • *****
  • Posts: 717
The Price is Right Australian - 1973
« on: August 22, 2018, 07:07:34 PM »
The very rare version hosted by Garry Meadows

What does Garry mean when he says Prize bank?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G1AtMFJCh4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G1AtMFJCh4</a>
« Last Edit: August 22, 2018, 07:10:47 PM by Reloaden »

Offline SamJ93

  • Taking a Bonus Spin
  • *****
  • Posts: 501
Re: The Price is Right Australian - 1973
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 10:18:05 PM »
Has the exact the same effect as all other Reg Grundy-produced knock-offs of American game shows--I feel like I'm watching something beamed in from an alternate (but extremely similar) universe.

Offline PayingTheRent

  • Moderator
  • *******
  • Posts: 1790
Re: The Price is Right Australian - 1973
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 01:11:36 AM »
What....exactly was this that I just watched?

I feel like I'm watching something beamed in from an alternate (but extremely similar) universe.

I donít think one could come up with a much more accurate description than this.
Pardon my language, but I do believe we all need to calm the f*** down.

Offline Reloaden

  • Taking a Bonus Spin
  • *****
  • Posts: 717
Re: The Price is Right Australian - 1973
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2018, 05:59:46 AM »
Has the exact the same effect as all other Reg Grundy-produced knock-offs of American game shows--I feel like I'm watching something beamed in from an alternate (but extremely similar) universe.


You described it the best, They cloned our sets and add their own spices to it.


If you think that's crazy you should see The Price is right Thailand set

Offline GSNSmashFan3

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 1176
    • My game show collection.
Re: The Price is Right Australian - 1973
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 11:39:35 AM »
What does Garry mean when he says Prize bank?

I assumed he meant the contestant's winnings total, but based on this short clip, her bid on the fur coat was apparently what would determine her place in the Showcase round instead of her winnings total.

Pretty fascinating to watch anything from Australian television in the early 70's, especially TPIR, but aside from the above and the unintentionally funny music knockoffs, this really didn't seem too different from the Barker/James episodes of the same era.
HYO Winnings:
$46,241.21 (Participated in 6 games; on stage 4 times)

I love Clock Game!

Offline SteveGavazzi

  • Director
  • **********
  • Posts: 17363
Re: The Price is Right Australian - 1973
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 09:26:18 PM »
I dunno...I'd say playing Double Prices for a prize that's not the one being used to play the game is pretty different.
"Every game is somebody's favorite." -- Wise words from Roger Dobkowitz.

Offline pricefan18

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 1059
Re: The Price is Right Australian - 1973
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 11:46:57 PM »

You described it the best, They cloned our sets and add their own spices to it.


If you think that's crazy you should see The Price is right Thailand set

You know I just checked out their show the open of it anyway....and the oddest thing about it to me is NO MAIN THEME. It just keeps repeating Walking right through the host entrance. That sounds incredibly strange. It doesn't seem right lol.

Offline priceguy

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 2013
Re: The Price is Right Australian - 1973
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2018, 03:56:45 AM »
There is a main theme. You can here a subtle change in the music. But the audio isn't the best so it's hard to differentiate. The theme is pretty close to the "inverted" U.S. theme used on Ian Turpie's incarnation.

Offline pricefan18

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 1059
Re: The Price is Right Australian - 1973
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2018, 02:28:07 PM »
There is a main theme. You can here a subtle change in the music. But the audio isn't the best so it's hard to differentiate. The theme is pretty close to the "inverted" U.S. theme used on Ian Turpie's incarnation.

I meant the Thailand show. Not the old Australian one.