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Re: Will The Price be Right?: The Possible Future of the Show.
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2020, 07:11:27 PM »
Would there be a liability issue if the situation is still serious enough to require a mask?

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« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2020, 09:33:19 PM »
Would there be a liability issue if the situation is still serious enough to require a mask?

Probably not - as has been pointed out other countries have had people wearing masks before this started on a regular basis.
Also, one would think that if you are going someplace and wearing one, you should understand what your risks are and that by going you are willing to take those risks.

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Re: Will The Price be Right?: The Possible Future of the Show.
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2020, 12:31:18 AM »
The thing is, can they continue the production in a modified way even if the pandemic is still here, assuming that they finished airing all their prerecorded episodes?
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Re: Will The Price be Right?: The Possible Future of the Show.
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2020, 02:06:56 AM »
The thing is, can they continue the production in a modified way even if the pandemic is still here, assuming that they finished airing all their prerecorded episodes?
Probably not - as has been pointed out other countries have had people wearing masks before this started on a regular basis. Also, one would think that if you are going someplace and wearing one, you should understand what your risks are and that by going you are willing to take those risks.

Even if the show has everybody sign their lives away before entering the studio (which I'm definitely not convinced they can do), if somebody catches it at a taping and gets seriously ill, and blames the show, the optics are still pretty terrible.

Earlier this week, California's governor announced four "stages" of reopening for the state. Concerts, conventions, sporting events with an audience, etc. are stage 4--all still months away. When the time comes for Price to resume taping, it will not be the only large event looking to figure things out and balance safety with a fun atmosphere. My guess is Price will wait and see what other large crowds are willing to do, and cautiously follow their lead.
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Re: Will The Price be Right?: The Possible Future of the Show.
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2020, 01:34:30 PM »
Iím not sure Iíd want to see TPIR with an audience that all has masks on, that would be kind of depressing to watch.

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« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2020, 01:42:57 PM »
It would definitely take some getting used to.
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« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2020, 02:41:15 PM »
Iím not sure Iíd want to see TPIR with an audience that all has masks on, that would be kind of depressing to watch.
Yes. I do hope it doesnít come to that. In fact, I would not like seeing a single mask on camera, be it on someoneís face, around someoneís neck, etc.

I mentioned I have mixed feelings. It would be great watching new episodes, rooting for contestants, & seeing favorite games and all, but I likely wouldnít want a constant reminder of the current health situation while trying to find an escape of sorts. I probably would watch episodes from decades past or more recently aired ones instead.

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Re: Will The Price be Right?: The Possible Future of the Show.
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2020, 04:17:56 PM »
I mean, every episode currently airing has a reminder of the current health situation when they put the disclaimer of it being taped before the outbreak at the end of the credits.

Ultimately, I don't think we'll see a situation where contestants have masks, because it's going to take a while for California to hit phase 4, which is where larger groups of people can get together safely. And by then, perhaps we won't even need masks.

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« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2020, 05:18:26 PM »
Please tell me people care more about the public health situation than about how contestants look on this show.
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Re: Will The Price be Right?: The Possible Future of the Show.
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2020, 05:57:06 PM »
How about we care about both? We donít want people getting sick and we would also prefer they not be forced to wear masks on the show. If that means the show goes on hiatus or they have to do some serious retooling than so be it.

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« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2020, 03:25:34 PM »
I'm sure this has been on a lot of people's minds. I really do hope Price can start taping again before the fall, in time for the start of Season 49. Do you think there's any chance of it?Because I know that unlike some other TV shows, TPiR cannot go on without an audience.
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« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2020, 03:30:39 PM »
This is something being discussed in this thread...

http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,31147.0.html

The long and short of it is that The Price is Right, as it exists now, is a game show dependent on having an audience, something that is very unsafe currently. With the possibility of a vaccine far out on the horizon, it simply wouldn't be safe to bring the show back. Currently, LA county (where the show films) is still in a stay-at-home order and even when lifted, groups will probably still be limited to make filming Price, as is, an impossibility.

Unfortunately, odds are that Price will not be back for the start of the season in the fall and might not return until early to mid 2021.
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Re: Will The Price be Right?: The Possible Future of the Show.
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2020, 03:48:27 PM »
This is something being discussed in this thread...

http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,31147.0.html

The long and short of it is that The Price is Right, as it exists now, is a game show dependent on having an audience, something that is very unsafe currently. With the possibility of a vaccine far out on the horizon, it simply wouldn't be safe to bring the show back. Currently, LA county (where the show films) is still in a stay-at-home order and even when lifted, groups will probably still be limited to make filming Price, as is, an impossibility.

Unfortunately, odds are that Price will not be back for the start of the season in the fall and might not return until early to mid 2021.

Although as was (I believe) also pointed out, it could be done with a more limited audience, if that was allowed (which very well might occur sooner, the same way it worked at the beginning where group sizes were limited in steps). 

You'd probably need something like 25 as a minimum which would mean just those chosen as contestants in the audience plus host, announcer, models and some backstage/camera people. 

Obviously a group size like 100 or more would be better (since they've already done shows with only around 100 possible contestants in the audience, like any of the family/kids shows where at least 2 - 4 were there together).

You'd also likely get more contestants from closer areas at the beginning as well.

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« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2020, 07:16:42 PM »
Mod Note: The latest three posts to this thread have been merged in from a separate post created earlier since itís essentially the same topic.

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Re: Will The Price be Right?: The Possible Future of the Show.
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2020, 08:24:40 PM »
Mod Note: The latest three posts to this thread have been merged in from a separate post created earlier since itís essentially the same topic.

Carry on. :)
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