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Price is Right Video Collection / Re: September 18, 1972
« Last post by dmaingame on Yesterday at 11:42:47 PM »
It's very rare to see serious two-digit bids.  Though I do remember a contestant bidding $18 because it was their 18th birthday. 
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When did Price take the #1 spot, anyway?

1980, according to the third edition of The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows.

Wheel never beat Price in the ratings, not even during the height of Vannamania.

Although the aforementioned book does not put Wheel into the top 3 game shows until 1979, I firmly believe that it was the #1 game show in 1975, and possibly even the #1 show in daytime television. Some information I put together about 5 years made me think this, but at the moment, I don't remember exactly what it was.

I already know that the reference list isn't 100% accurate because Password is listed for the 1960-1961 season, but it did not debut until October, 1961.
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If the one person who has literally poured hours upon hours of his time into maintaining the FAQ for all these many years wants to use a particular terminology for the sake of tradition, then that's his prerogative.

Given that the show itself has no direct affiliation with this site, political correctness isn't something that always has to be strictly followed here, and it's quite probable Marc and John feel the same way.  If you disagree, that's totally fine, and you are more than welcome to use whichever terminology you prefer.  However, the FAQ is Steve's baby, and it's his to maintain in whichever way he sees fit.
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Price is Right Video Collection / Re: September 18, 1972
« Last post by blozier2006 on Yesterday at 05:23:02 PM »
There are a few occasions on this show where every player either bids unusually high or low on their prizes.
Especially in the third One Bid, where you're getting two-digit bids (something also seen several times during the premiere week). Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen a One Bid prize with an ARP under $200; has there ever been one?
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Price is Right Video Collection / Re: September 18, 1972
« Last post by GuyWithFace on Yesterday at 04:00:57 PM »
I would guess that Clock Game had only been played two or three other times prior to this.
This was its fourth playing.

This was before anyone had internalized the norms of the show...I don't know if it had even been on the air yet.
As noted in this post, show #0031D was recorded on September 9. Of note, it was the first daytime taping after the series debuted.
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Price is Right Video Collection / Re: September 18, 1972
« Last post by actual_retail_tice on Yesterday at 03:25:48 PM »
Take a look when Bob walks in during the opening...they definitely opened those doors a little too far!

The Clock Game playing was one YouTube at some point in the past and is quite amusing and unique. I would guess that Clock Game had only been played two or three other times prior to this.

This was before anyone had internalized the norms of the show...I don't know if it had even been on the air yet. There are a few occasions on this show where every player either bids unusually high or low on their prizes.
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Price is Right Video Collection / September 18, 1972
« Last post by blozier2006 on Yesterday at 12:51:28 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXwEZfbhncU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXwEZfbhncU</a>
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I have no problem with "Barker's Beauties" for references up until 2007 during Barker's tenure as host. After that point, just the generic term "models" should be used.
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"Things That Are Hot" -- this contestant, who was on a roll.

Curious, though: Would "a physically attractive woman" be acceptable as a clue for "Things that are hot"? A ding or a buzz will suffice.

Brian

Ding. :)
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I agree. And I'll add that continuing to use the term otherwise makes it painfully obvious that certain individuals here can't fully let go of the past.

If you're referring to the Barker era, the term "Barker's Beauties" should apply. Otherwise, the term "models" should be used.
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