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September 8, 1975: first anniversary week hourlong special
« on: July 21, 2006, 12:21:25 AM »
This show was aired during the week to celebrate TPiR’s 3rd anniversary.  Richard Dawson and Charles Nelson Reilly had appeared the previous week to congratulate.

Unfortunately, the quality of this show – particular that second half – is bad so it’s very difficult to make out some details.  Also, a 3rd beauty named Barbara helped Janice and Dian out this week.  But with Barbara having brown hair and Dian having a brown wig, it’s difficult to tell them apart sometimes (and even Janice because of the picture).  I’ll do the best I can.

Thanks to Nick for this show!

Tape Date: August 30, 1975
Production Number: ONE HOUR #1581-D

Beauties: Janice, Dian (with wig to look like Anitra), and Barbara (bruntte), wearing white dresses with red dots
Bob’s wardrobe: Black suit, bluish shirt, blue tie

After Johnny reads the slate, a sign is held up saying:

WELCOME ABOARD THE TITANIC.  ENJOY YOUR TRIP!!!

This week’s shows used a light box that basically had the lights but not the gold surround.


A fortune in fabulous prizes may go to these people today if they know when, in our super anniversary show special, the price is right!

Marie Heirknow (young with brown hair, flower shirt, and yellow pants), COME ON DOWN!
Cathy Delvatio (young with brown hair and white dress), come on down!
Jeanette Cabba (young with brown hair, flower shirt, and blue pants), come on down!
and Ruby Watkins (young black woman with yellow shirt and white pants), come on down!

You are the first four contestants onnnn The Price is Right!  And now here’s the star of The Price is Right, BOB BARKER!

The camera doesn’t even show the green part of the doors to avoid giving the first game away…

Bob simply mentions that every show this week is one hour.

Item #1 – Hooded chair imported from Italy (turntable/Cue 25/Dian)

Marie: 850
Cathy: 900
Jeanette: 475
Ruby: 350

ARP: $795 for Jeanette

Jeanette will walk the Golden Road.

It all starts with a 16oz can of Del Monte Peaches (“Artwork” cue, for lack of a better name)
Then she can win a Null pine Bar Set (Cue unknown/Janice)
That can help her win a C.A. Robinson Pinball Machine (Cue 65/Barbara)
And finally, the big 5 digit prize is a Cadillac Eldorado in Iridescent Silver Blue with padded vinyl roof, leather, AM/FM stereo, 8 track, and cruise control (Cue 18/Janice & Dian?)

Peaches are 41¢
Bar set is _50.         Chooses 4.  $450 RIGHT
Pinball machine is 1_45   Chooses 0.  $1045 RIGHT   (toughie)
Cadillac is 12_84      Chooses 5.  $12084 WRONG

At this point, the price reveals used an odd little crank, which will be described in the Timeline by Steve.
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Bob says that’s Ruby’s wiggling and the audience can tell what part  :-)!

Debbie Rugen (young like everyone, with brown hair like everyone, and wearing lots of flowers like everyone), COME ON DOWN!  

Bob warns Debra to not get too close to Ruby or she’ll get knocked down.

Item #2: Aquarium (door #2/Cue 60/Dian?)

DEBRA: 250
Ruby: 175
Maria: 185
Cathy: 176

ARP: $429 for Debra

Debra will play Grocery Game for a Kimball Baby Grand Piano (door #3/Cue 74/Barbara?) worth $2380.

Products (Cue 86):

Buc Wheats cereal (good thing she knows all about it)
Creamettes macaroni
Wizzard air freshener
IMO dressing
Veg-all mixed vegetables

Debra tries to get Bob to help her do the math for her.  

Debra wants to buy both the Buc Wheat and vegetables at once, but she starts with Buc Wheat (surprise).

She (eventually) buys 5 Buc Wheat, each is 64¢, 5 is $3.20.

She chooses vegetables and tries to figure out how many.  Bob says doing 5 x 6 is difficult.  

She (eventually) buys 5 vegetables, each is 35¢, 5 is $1.75, total is $4.95.

Debra still has no clue.  She keeps going on about getting to $6.25 and something about $5.  Then she tries to multiply by writing in the air.  Bob says we’re lucky it’s an hour show.

She buys 3 IMO, each is 49¢, 3 is $1.47, total is $6.42.

She screams 1 Creamette, it’s 23¢, total is $6.65.  She’s finished.

She knows it’s over, but she then asks who makes the freshener.  Who cares?

1 is 69¢ and her total is $7.34 OVER

Debra asks what she wins.  Bob holds up his hand, makes a zero, and then says she didn’t do well.  It’s clear she isn’t quite with it.  But then Bob forgets what she won first.

At this point, Grocery Game’s front is corrugated steel.
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Bob tells us that his friend Juan reminded him of the aquarium.

Harriet Houston (woman with tan jacket and pants), COME ON DOWN!

Item #3: Shuffleboard (Cue 37/Janice & Dian?)

HARRIET: 275
Ruby: 300
Maria: 350
Cathy: 325

OVERBID

Harriet: 225
Ruby: 175
Maria: 235
Cathy: 200

ARP: $220 for Cathy

Cathy’s playing Most Expensive (Cue 15) for a Westinghouse washer/dryer (Barbara), an Admiral 25” TV (Dian), and a Bailey-Schmitz Sofa Sleeper (Janice)
Chooses #2

#1: $730
#3: $380
#2: $696 LOSS

Dian’s wig to make her look like Anitra’s not very convincing.  And Bob mentioned her name in the game.
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Contestants not appearing on stage will receive Iron Weave pantyhose and a Litronix Calculator.
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Bob now introduces us to the first ever showcase showdown.  The Rainbow Wheel used this week was a sideways wheel with a scoreboard in the center and a big winner’s podium to the right.  The contestant spun from the left.  The contestants waited down in contestant’s row, covered up with big 1, 2, and 3 covers, with 1 going to the biggest winner.

Bob gives a long explanation of the rules, and says that $1.00 gives a $1000 bonus.  A tie will yield a spinoff.

Kathy’s 1st spin: 30
     2nd spin: 45 (almost $1000)
              total: 75

“Is the world ready for Debra?”
     1st spin: 50
     2nd spin: 15 (readout says 55)
     total: 65 (Debra thinks she won)

Jeanette’s 1st spin: 25
      2nd spin: 95
       OVER

Kathy has won the first ever Showcase Showdown.
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Now we’re in real hurry-up mode…

Luis Consagra (young man with dark hair and a brown checkered shirt), COME ON DOWN!

Item #4: Canopy Bed from Vigor (?) (door #3/Cue 38/Barbara or Dian)

LUIS: 500
Harriet: 700
Ruby: 950
Maria: 899

ARP: $937 for Maria

Maria can win a chase (door #2/Cue 41/Janice)…OR…a white Chevy Vega Hatchback with wheel covers, whitewall tires, deluxe bumpers, AM/FM stereo/radio, rear window defogger, 140-2 engine, electric clock, and heavy-duty battery (door #2/Cue 31/Barbara or Dian)

We’re playing Any Number.

Calls 3      Car 3_ _ _
Calls 9      Piggy Bank 9._ _
Calls 7      Chase 7_ _
Calls 4      Piggy Bank 9.4_
Calls 5      Car 3_ _5
Calls 2      Chase 72_
Calls 8      Car 38_ 5
Calls 1      Car 3815   WIN!

Chase and Piggy Bank aren’t shown.

Bob doesn’t say there’s more Price is Right coming up, but there still is.  The bumper comes during the commercial.  The logo zooms in (can't tell if the lights are there), and the consolation music is used.
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Karen Mociti? (light brown hair and white dress), COME ON DOWN!

Item #5: Frigidaire 3 door Refrigerator/freezer with tape deck (door #2/Cue 37/Janice)

KAREN: 425
Luis: 700
Harriet: 875
Ruby: 925

ARP: $858 for Luis

Luis will play Range Game for a Seberg (?) jukebox (door #3/Cue 59/Dian or Barbara)

The range is $1800-2400.  

Luis stops the rangefinder just as the audience goes nuts, from about $2075-2225.

ARP: $2230, OUCH!

Range Game is blue and DOES have its name by this point (although Steve couldn't figure out how I could see it).
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Carolyn Lowell (black woman wearing a black and white sweater)

Item #6: United Visuals Mini Theater (pricetag/Cue 25/Janice?)

Its screen shows a shot of door #3 from the brown set.

CAROLYN: 450
Harriet: 725
Ruby: 760, changes to 650
Karen: 500

OVERBID

Carolyn: 350
Harriet: 395
Ruby: 250
Karen: 251

ARP: $329 for Karen

Karen will play Give or Keep for a sand buggy by Brigg Proyer’s Race Prep worth $3190 (door #3/Cue unknown/Barbara or Dian).  

1st prizes (Cue 14): Bright Color Paints by Martin Senor or Seal-A-Meal foodsaver

Keeps paint, foodsaver is $20.

2nd prizes (Cue 62): Sunbeam Iron or Presto coffee maker

Keeps iron, coffee maker is $32.  Total is $52.

3rd prizes (Cue 76): K. Woody Cigarette case (label just says “CASE” but Bob says “cigarette case”) or 1 pair of Haggar slacks

Keeps case, slacks are $20.  Total is $72.

Paint is $18, Iron is $35, case is $15.  Total is $68 LOSS

Bob mistakingly says we’ll have another pricing game!
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We’re so far behind that Karen’s already in place to spin.
   1st spin: 5
   2nd spin: 90
   total: 95

Luis’ 1st spin: 15
   2nd spin: 85
   total: 1.00, $1000 bonus!

Maria’s 1st spin: 25
   2nd spin: 75
   total: 1.00, $1000 bonus!

The first ever spinoff is also a $1.00 spinoff.  So they can win another $1000! Bob says they’ll come back tomorrow and win more $1000 bills.  In this spinoff, they can have 2 spins.

Luis’ 1st spin: 95
      STOPS
Maria’s 1st spin: 15
   2nd spin: 25
   total: 40

Luis wins the spinoff and is in the showcase.
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SHOWCASES: Luis is top winner, Karen’s runner up.

1st showcase (Cue 32): ALL 4 SEASONS

For winter: El Siegre snowmobile by Arctic (Barbara or Dian)
For spring: Jacobsen riding mower (Janice) with Mrs. Meyer’s plant food
For summer: Coleman camping equipment
For winter (twice a year?): Zinnman Fur Coat (which sadly means this show will never be reaired)
 
Luis passes; Cathy bids $3600.

2nd showcase: (“That’s Entertainment”): STAR MAKER’S SHOWCASE

12 weeks of acting lessons from Lee’s Stroburg (?) institute (Dian or Barbara)
Trip to London, using UK flag as background (Dian or Barbara)
Ford Granada Ghia 4 dr with sunroof, light group, AM/FM stereo with tape deck (Janice?)

Luis bids $6500.

No commercial break.

Luis bid $6500
     ARP $9463
      Diff $2963

Cathy bid $3600
        ARP $4665
         Diff $1065*****WIN*****

Cathy won $4885 in prizes.

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This is a very comprehensive recap, particularly with the music cue information. Great work!

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Thank you, TVC.  :-)

Now let's hope there wasn't a recap of it I overlooked because we know what that means...

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Re: September 8, 1975: first anniversary week hourlong special
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006, 01:14:48 PM »
You mentioned that they were in a hurry-up mode. Is that because of Debra's incessant screwing around during Grocery Game?

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Re: September 8, 1975: first anniversary week hourlong special
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006, 12:37:25 AM »
Yup, and you could tell it.  At the beginning of segment 2, Bob was talking and having fun.  After that, he clearly began moving faster.

I was curious how much time he made up, so I timed each segment of the show:

PG#1 - 7:40
PG#2 - 7:26
PG#3 - 4:30
SCSD#1 - 5:23
PG#4 - 4:01
PG#5 - 2:44
PG#6 - 3:49
SCSD#2 - 4:20
SC - 5:01

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Re: September 8, 1975: first anniversary week hourlong special
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006, 01:24:08 AM »
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OldPrice75 wrote:
Yup, and you could tell it.  At the beginning of segment 2, Bob was talking and having fun.  After that, he clearly began moving faster.

I was curious how much time he made up, so I timed each segment of the show:

PG#1 - 7:40
PG#2 - 7:26
PG#3 - 4:30
SCSD#1 - 5:23
PG#4 - 4:01
PG#5 - 2:44
PG#6 - 3:49
SCSD#2 - 4:20
SC - 5:01


Wow. It just goes to show how one contestant can drastically affect Bob's mood and set the whole show behind schedule. I can't believe Debra took so much time to play Grocery Game! Another question about Debra: was she the type of clueless palyer that made you laugh or was she the kind that made you yell at the TV "Pick a freakin' product!"?

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Re: September 8, 1975: first anniversary week hourlong special
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2006, 06:42:04 PM »
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goodboy16 wrote:

Wow. It just goes to show how one contestant can drastically affect Bob's mood and set the whole show behind schedule.


It didn't exactly affect his mood, but there was only 45 or so minutes to work with.  If they did this show today, they'd never get it on air without some serious edits.  I think they actually got away without doing any.

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I can't believe Debra took so much time to play Grocery Game!


It is kinda ironic that this aired 3 years to the day after Boo Boo's incident...

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Another question about Debra: was she the type of clueless palyer that made you laugh or was she the kind that made you yell at the TV "Pick a freakin' product!"?


I think she sorta got the idea but got kinda anxious, and she didn't seem to know diddly about math.  Half the time she was just trying to multiply.  If Bob HAD agreed to help her with the math, this game would've moved MUCH faster.  

I was really laughing and yelling at her at the same  time.   :lol:

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Re: September 8, 1975: first anniversary week hourlong special
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2006, 09:03:38 PM »
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goodboy16 wrote:

I can't believe Debra took so much time to play Grocery Game!


It is kinda ironic that this aired 3 years to the day after Boo Boo's incident...


No it isn't.
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Re: September 8, 1975: first anniversary week hourlong special
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2006, 09:44:32 PM »
I can't help but wonder if htey played Grocery Game on September 8, 1978.  :-)