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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2020, 10:02:57 PM »
The one I remember most since Drew took over is that jar of Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce!  Deceivingly cheap at something like $2.29!

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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2020, 11:12:04 PM »
I remember Similasan pink eye relief was a regular product for a time in the mid 2000s, it was notable because the copy began with "Finally!' even if it wasn't the last product being described.

A $37 ice bowl was a frequent SP in the early-mid 2000s, there was a playing of Line em Up that a contestant was awarded a technical win because it was listed as $38 rather than $37 on the board (I may be switching the prices).

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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2020, 08:07:40 PM »
I guess it wasn't really overused, but my favorite was always Buckley's Mixture, "the famous Canadian cough remedy now available here.  It tastes awful, and it works!"  Rod damn near lost it the first time he had to read that plug.

Dolphins & Friends had a real run in the late 90s/early 00s, showing up in every grocery game in different kinds of containers. If it didnít pop up in the grocery game of the day, it was usually plugged as a bonus item in an IUFB.

Oh, God.  The $1.29 snack pack, the $1.49 canister, the $2.39 bag, and the $4.79 carton.

21 years later, and I can still rattle off the prices by heart.

(For context, these things appeared literally every day for four or five months in Season 28.  I think they skipped maybe two episodes.  It sounds stupid looking back, but they actually got annoying after a while.)
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2020, 08:13:38 PM »
When I was in college in the early 90s it was Klondike ice cream bars. $2.99 for the regular and $3.09 for the fat free cookie bars. There was a playing of Grand Game at the time I recall in which the target price was $3.00. The contestant picked the Klondike fat free cookie bars. My roommate and I knew the game was lost.
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2020, 08:18:06 PM »
When I was in college in the early 90s it was Klondike ice cream bars. $2.99 for the regular and $3.09 for the fat free cookie bars. There was a playing of Grand Game at the time I recall in which the target price was $3.00. The contestant picked the Klondike fat free cookie bars. My roommate and I knew the game was lost.

These were notable too as far as memorable moments go, (the regular ones that is, I never even really have heard of the fat free ones before honestly), for the Hole in One game in this period where the lady contestant playing it wanted one of them.

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« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2020, 08:21:45 PM »
I guess it wasn't really overused, but my favorite was always Buckley's Mixture, "the famous Canadian cough remedy now available here.  It tastes awful, and it works!"  Rod damn near lost it the first time he had to read that plug.

Oh, God.  The $1.29 snack pack, the $1.49 canister, the $2.39 bag, and the $4.79 carton.

21 years later, and I can still rattle off the prices by heart.

(For context, these things appeared literally every day for four or five months in Season 28.  I think they skipped maybe two episodes.  It sounds stupid looking back, but they actually got annoying after a while.)

I'm curious, with an arrangement like that where they literally appeared every day for months on end.....would the fee rate be different for them relative to a product that was used more sparingly or even just once or twice? Or would it be the same per episode, regardless of how frequently it appeared? I could see Roger and company trying to save some money in the budget by doing something like this, if they could do so on the cheap.

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Re: Memorable GPs/SPs
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2020, 08:22:02 PM »
Around 2006, there was a frequently used toaster that cost $80. It tripped up contestant after contestant who couldn't believe a toaster could be that expensive. And not a GP or an SP, but anyone who saw this commercial over and over and over again will never forget it:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SwD7RveNE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SwD7RveNE</a>

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« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2020, 08:25:35 PM »
Around 2006, there was a frequently used toaster that cost $80. It tripped up contestant after contestant who couldn't believe a toaster could be that expensive. And not a GP or an SP, but anyone who saw this commercial over and over and over again will never forget it:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SwD7RveNE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SwD7RveNE</a>

Ah yes, HeadOn appeared a LOT in the closing credits for Wheel and Jeopardy way back in the day, and I think even during in J's case as a closed captioning spot, but that's just going off memory. ActiveOn was also seen later.

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« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2020, 08:28:56 PM »
^Reading through this thread is showing me that I'm a relative newbie to the show since the only thing I vaguely remember is the $2.29 pasta sauce. But I DO remember that commercial and I refuse to click that video for my own sanity.  :-)

And I guess for those who haven't already answered the second question, did you like having all these repeated common items throughout the show or do you like the variety the show is going for now more?

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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2020, 08:33:05 PM »
And I guess for those who haven't already answered the second question, did you like having all these repeated common items throughout the show or do you like the variety the show is going for now more?

I actually like the variety more, it keeps things fresh and more challenging if you watch regularly. It'd be an easy way to have a consistently balanced budget I suspect as well, since there wouldn't be the same predictability to what is being shown either in SP's and GP's or even big prizes themselves. As bad in ways as the Perfect Bid fiasco was PR wise, it mighta done the show some favors on the back end in this way, allowing them to go in a whole other more creative direction with the prizes and game setups.
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« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2020, 08:33:31 PM »
Around 2006, there was a frequently used toaster that cost $80. It tripped up contestant after contestant who couldn't believe a toaster could be that expensive. And not a GP or an SP, but anyone who saw this commercial over and over and over again will never forget it:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SwD7RveNE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_SwD7RveNE</a>

HeadOn: The commercial so annoying that they made two follow-up commercials ADMITTING that they were annoying!
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« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2020, 09:06:01 PM »
Eggland's Best Eggs was $2.19, and the Libman's Wonder Mop was $10. I still remember those by heart.

I actually looked for Dolphins and Friends cookies/crackers back in the day, but never found them at my local grocery stores.
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« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2020, 09:13:07 PM »
Those HeadOn ads are cheap and manipulativeóbut so is TV advertising in general. Still, gotta respect them for finding a way to do in 10 seconds what most pharmaceutical ads canít do in two minutes.

As for the GPís I canít forget:

David Nacho Cheese Sunflower Seeds ($1.09)
Gold Bond Medicated Foot Powder ($6.99)
Bushís Original Family Recipe Baked Beans ($1.59)
Phillipís Fiber Caps ($6.49)

I did like the days when they used the same 15-20 GPs per season. It rewarded contestants who watched every day, and more importantly, it rewarded VIEWERS who tuned in every day. But after sponsorships dropping, Google becoming prevalent, and the Perfect Bid incident, I canít fault them for deciding to shake it up a bit.

I actually looked for Dolphins and Friends cookies/crackers back in the day, but never found them at my local grocery stores.

I remember they tasted like Goldfish crackers, but with much much stronger artificial cheese flavor. Canít say I was a fan.
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« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2020, 09:13:38 PM »
Eggland's Best Eggs was $2.19, and the Libman's Wonder Mop was $10. I still remember those by heart.

Didnt't the Eggs eventually go to $2.29 later? I kinda recall that, but might be off. Gotta love the Wonder Mop too, especially for Rod's cracking up describing it as a IUFB bonus during the infamous "A Barbeque and a New Car" blooper.

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« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2020, 01:38:15 AM »
Dolphins & Friends had a real run in the late 90s/early 00s, showing up in every grocery game in different kinds of containers.

I'm abnormally proud that I was able to find a package of Dolphins & Friends shortly before they went out of production so they could appear in a playing of Now or Then in 2009.

(In addition to the memorable "then" products, that playing was meaningful to me because November 1999 is when a young Scott Robinson got to go to Los Angeles to attend The Price Is Right as his gift for his 18th birthday.)
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