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Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:40:11 PM »
We all have a few things relating to Price that we wonder, "what if that didn't happen," or, "what if this-and-that were changed." For me, I have a few what-ifs:

  • What if Dennis James had gotten the nod for the daytime PIR?
  • What if Price had never gone to an hour-long format?

And deeper/more serious what-ifs, such as....

  • What if the allegations in the 1990s had happened today?
  • What if Terry Kniess had bid $23,500 like Slauson had wanted him to?
  • What if Drew and the Dob had gotten along better?

So I'll ask you: What is your biggest TPIR-related "what-ifs", and how would they have changed Price's trajectory toward what it is today?
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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 01:15:15 PM »
"If ifs and buts were candies and nuts, we'd all have a merry Christmas."

We could spend forever speculating how if 'x' were changed, how would that change the outcome of 'y', but the present will remain the same.  There is certainly a long list of things I wish could have happened differently with the show, but the past can't be changed, so I accept the present for what it is and look forward to a promising future. 

I feel like all our times here are better spent not shaking the Magic 8 ball to see what different scenarios we can come up with for an intangible past.
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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 08:06:54 AM »
  • What if Terry Kniess had bid $23,500 like Slauson had wanted him to?

Since I recently received an email from the HR department at work that was addressed "Dear Slauson," I guess I may as well go ahead and change my name.

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 08:53:22 AM »
What if the allegations in the 1990s had happened today?

Drew would have to fight awfully hard to keep his job. We all saw what happened to Les Moonves, Bill Cosby and Brett Kavanaugh, who are among the many people who have had accusations put before them, regardless if they were true or not. And besides, even if the allegations were proven false, and Drew kept his job, it is possible that the TPIR fan base could weaken substantially, which might result in:

a) CBS would have to fire Drew and look for someone else, or

b) cancel the show altogether

If these allegations were brought forth and disproven, maybe it would have no effect on the current TPIR. Let's just hope and pray that nothing of the sort comes upon him or anybody else.

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 10:31:00 AM »
What if Price never moves to the afternoon with Match Game?  Possibly Pyramid never exists and I think Price and Match both have very different ratings trajectories.

Since I recently received an email from the HR department at work that was addressed "Dear Slauson," I guess I may as well go ahead and change my name.
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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 07:46:04 AM »
What if Rod was still alive when Drew took over as host?

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 07:55:57 AM »

  • What if Dennis James had gotten the nod for the daytime PIR?

They would have been looking for a new host at least 10 years sooner, since Dennis passed away in 1997.

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 12:20:04 PM »
What if Rod was still alive when Drew took over as host?
Assuming he hadn't gotten ill and stayed with the show while Bob hosted, my guess is he would've been let go either at the same time Roger was or when Rich was.


Another what if?- What if after Roger was let go there were major changes to the show's format, like having just four games a show, eliminating the Item Up for Bids, and both contestants bidding on the same Showcases?

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 12:37:26 PM »
Although I love Drew, when Bob announced his retirement and the search for a new host was starting, I wanted Rich to take over the hosting duties.

What if Rich did become the host?

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 03:46:36 PM »
What if Daniel Rosen was chosen as announcer?

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 10:20:44 PM »
I have to ask - what if Bill Cullen wasn't tied up with three shows out of NYC in 1972?

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2018, 06:32:21 AM »
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I have to ask - what if Bill Cullen wasn't tied up with three shows out of NYC in 1972?

He still couldn't have done Price because of his limp.

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2018, 07:34:32 AM »
He still couldn't have done Price because of his limp.
If they were set on Bill Cullen hosting the revival, they would have found a way to make it happen.  The staging may have been different than what we are used to, but I could image a pricing game "area" where all the games are played from and the prizes would/could be all over the stage. 

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2018, 07:57:37 AM »
Rich would made a better host then announcer.
I think Rod would of left when Bob did i can't see him being on the show after Bob.
I can't see Dennis hosting the show until his death in 97 i think he would of left and retired.

What if Bob retired in the early 2000's?
What if Todd Newton did took over the show?
What if the show used The Bruce's Price is Right format?
What if the Doug Davidson version lasted?

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Re: Your biggest TPIR "what-ifs"
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 10:14:12 AM »
Bill Cullen would have done a tremendous job had he taken it.