Author Topic: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976)  (Read 33576 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline PatrickRox80

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 5028
PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976)
« on: May 21, 2020, 10:41:04 PM »
The Spirit of '76 is upon us all! I'll link the ground rules from my 1975 episode here:

http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,30967.0.html

Here's the interview question for this episode:

How's this for an off-the wall celebrity special? The Price is Right: Game Show Host Edition! Aside from Bob Barker and Drew Carey, which game show host, past or present, do you believe has the most knowledge of prices? Who has the ability to win it all?

To accommodate for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, sign-ups will end on Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00 PM EDT. Good luck!
« Last Edit: May 29, 2020, 08:30:18 PM by therealcu2010 »

Offline tpir04

  • Taking a Bonus Spin
  • *****
  • Posts: 968
  • Why, oh why?
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 10:50:52 PM »
Gotta be Bill Cullen. He hosted the show for nine years!  :P
CSS: Exacta, 6/3/2019
Lifetime earnings: $1,896,732
Season 18 cash earnings: $629,243
Season 19 cash earnings: $490,110
FPG: 2019-2020 Finals Champion
...............................

Live for the present.  Embrace the future.  Our favorite game show is still producing excellent, high quality, exciting, hour-long* shows every weekday throughout its traditional season window.  Itís as good as itís been in a long, long time.  If the 1980s were the Ďgood ole daysí for the Barker era, so is RIGHT NOW for the Carey era.  Donít worry about what the future holds.  It will play out in due time.  Enjoy what we have right in front of us in the meantime!

Offline geniusinmath

  • Walking the Golden Road
  • ****
  • Posts: 268
  • Hi I didn't see you there. I'm Michael.
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 10:56:54 PM »
If I had to say one it would be Marc Summers. I grew up watching him on Nickelodeon.

Offline wpghi5

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 8973
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 10:57:09 PM »
My mind is telling me Tom Kennedy. And I just thought of something. He hosted the Nighttime version of TPIR! Lol!  :biggrin:

Online TPIRfan#9821

  • 4/23/2020
  • TPiR Alumnus
  • *
  • Posts: 826
  • ghost in the more-than-shell bedroom
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 11:05:46 PM »
Sure, I'll jump in.

Time for a cop-out answer: Mike Richards, the host of GSN's Pyramid and Divided. He only left the show a year ago, so I'd assume he still has some rudimentary knowledge of the prices and have the best chance of winning. He undoubtedly would have access to how they price the trips, which is perhaps the hardest part to price, and prizes like the E16 and Vespas don't fluctuate that much between seasons.

Now, if he can't because of legal issues, David Ruprecht from Supermarket Sweep would probably do the best on the grocery products, although he wouldn't know much about pricing things over $25 besides cash.
"If any show, forget sports, Price is Right, [the audience is] the star of the show. Somebody... coming on down and losing their minds, and ... crying, that's the show. The show isn't me, the show isn't necessarily [a] can of soup, how much that is, it's watching people go bananas, and there's going to be some of that missing."

-Drew Carey, interview with Athletic, September 16, 2020

"I honestly thought the doubler was gone, but 9821 going $0 makes sense"

-thatvhstapeguy, Discord message, April 5, 2023

Offline Plinkoman

  • 5/28/2019
  • TPiR Alumnus
  • *
  • Posts: 2174
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 11:18:52 PM »
Pat Finn from Shop til You Drop! His show dealt with prices of small prizes, to medium prizes, and trips. He'd do well on The Price Is Right- and he wouldn't even have to have Grandma Curmudgeon to help him out!
1,699 days until I am re-eligible to be a contestant on The Price Is Right!

No longer a Push Over!

Offline LiteBulb88

  • 4/15/2019
  • TPiR Alumnus
  • *
  • Posts: 1457
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 12:03:01 AM »
I'm in! I'll say Charlie Ross, one of the presenters of the UK game show Bargain Hunt. He's got great knowledge of antiques, which would be perfect for an episode from 1976!

Offline JhayPrice

  • Walking the Golden Road
  • ****
  • Posts: 292
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 05:10:28 AM »
It's gotta be one of the James brothers. Art James hosted "Say When!!", a variation on the format of Price, whose goal is to pick items up to a price limit. It can also be the nighttime Price host himself Dennis James! He hosted Price for 6 years, so he'll never go wrong with prices for hosting that long!
« Last Edit: May 22, 2020, 05:17:26 AM by JhayPrice »

Offline 123123123

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 1835
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 08:27:49 AM »
I'd love to join.

I'm going to go with Alex Trebek. The running joke for the longest time is that he is so smart, he knew all the Jeopardy answers without help. Surely, he has gathered some pricing wisdom over the years

Offline JayC

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 5921
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 10:45:55 PM »
I'm in!

Gotta go with Monty Hall (and Wayne Brady the current host), since Monty's Let's Make a Deal also had pricing games and the prizes are very similar to the ones on Price.

Offline tpiradam

  • 11/13/2018
  • TPiR Alumnus
  • *
  • Posts: 1802
    • http://adamb.one-dollar.us
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 11:11:35 PM »
I love the 70s!

I'd have to say that guy who hosted Sale of the Century whatever his name was I can't remember right now : )

Offline wpghi5

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 8973
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 12:21:48 AM »
I love the 70s!

I'd have to say that guy who hosted Sale of the Century whatever his name was I can't remember right now : )

Jim Perry?

Offline gamesurf

  • 4/4/2023
  • TPiR Alumnus
  • *
  • Posts: 1229
  • makin' flippy floppy, tryin' to do my best
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2020, 03:07:59 PM »
Nobodyís said Bill Cullen yet?

If itís 1976, Bill Cullen.

If itís 2020, Bill Cullen carefully thawed after 40 years trapped in carbonite.
Quote from: Bill Todman
"The sign of a good game, is when you don't have to explain it every day. The key is not simplicity, but apparent simplicity. Password looks like any idiot could have made it up, but we have 14 of our people working on that show. There is a great complexity behind the screen. It requires great work to keep it simple."

Offline tpiradam

  • 11/13/2018
  • TPiR Alumnus
  • *
  • Posts: 1802
    • http://adamb.one-dollar.us
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2020, 05:57:10 PM »
Nobody’s said Bill Cullen yet?

If it’s 1976, Bill Cullen.

If it’s 2020, Bill Cullen carefully thawed after 40 years trapped in carbonite.

Gotta be Bill Cullen. He hosted the show for nine years!  :P

Offline gamesurf

  • 4/4/2023
  • TPiR Alumnus
  • *
  • Posts: 1229
  • makin' flippy floppy, tryin' to do my best
Re: PatrickRox80's The Price is Right: Seasons (1976 - Sign-Ups)
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2020, 06:06:07 PM »
Whoops. :D
Quote from: Bill Todman
"The sign of a good game, is when you don't have to explain it every day. The key is not simplicity, but apparent simplicity. Password looks like any idiot could have made it up, but we have 14 of our people working on that show. There is a great complexity behind the screen. It requires great work to keep it simple."