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Title: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on July 05, 2010, 05:29:21 AM
This time, the Range Game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gYGvflKWH0
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on July 05, 2010, 05:34:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zljwTxhSHG0

This ones just a commercial with several showcase wins and one of channel 7's retro indent's (albeit copied from one of the channels in the USA)
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: SteveGavazzi on July 05, 2010, 08:35:12 AM
Holy God, a $50 rangefinder?!

Who was producing this thing -- Mike Richards?
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: Wayoshi on July 05, 2010, 03:30:41 PM
Well to be fair the lowest and highest price possible was just in the teens
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: DMWTD on July 21, 2010, 09:50:15 PM

Great finds. :) The aussie commercial spot was great especially at 0:18

Head for the hills, Ian!
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on December 08, 2010, 05:19:36 AM
hey there people, am uploading a few more in my collection

starting with Cover Up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6f7HxWVc9c
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on December 08, 2010, 05:43:41 AM
fantastic!   the more aussie price on youtube, the better :P

interesting that there is mention of the US prize tax at the start :O  good old larry  :-D
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: gshowguy on December 08, 2010, 03:48:46 PM
Glad you have more clips, but, aren't you bumping a thread that's been dead for a few months? ;-)
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: Reloaden on December 08, 2010, 06:05:03 PM
Thats fine to bump this thread instead of making a new one for one clip


I love how Larry Does the car thing
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: shieldsy101 on December 08, 2010, 08:52:08 PM
I always loved how Larry (and Ian) interacted with the contestants. They, in my opinion are better than the way Bob used to interact with contestants.

What other clips have you got. Have you got another full episode that you can upload?
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on December 08, 2010, 10:26:01 PM
I agree, I love the way Larry would reveal car prizes.

It would be great to have at least one playing of each game on YT (whether it's a win or loss doesn't matter).   I'm pretty sure there's only one Race Game, couple of One Dollar Deal, couple of Cliff Hangers and now a Cover Up playing.

Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: shieldsy101 on December 09, 2010, 03:51:55 PM
There was a Clock Game playing era from a Generation Gap episode on YT a couple of years ago. (That's sort of similar to things they've done on US TPIR this year, with the couples shows and all. Two family members from different generations would get called on down
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on December 09, 2010, 06:42:09 PM
Yes, unfortunately that clip (in fact that whole account) has been taken down.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on December 09, 2010, 06:47:12 PM
There was a Clock Game playing era from a Generation Gap episode on YT a couple of years ago. (That's sort of similar to things they've done on US TPIR this year, with the couples shows and all. Two family members from different generations would get called on down

i have that whole show, which i'll endeavour to put up on Youtube
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: shieldsy101 on December 09, 2010, 07:25:26 PM
That would be great  :-D
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: Patchy on January 01, 2011, 10:32:40 PM
Both are great clips of Ian Turpie bit retro that  promo one love it. Also love Ian's style of hosting.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on January 18, 2011, 03:20:40 AM
As promised, The Generation Gap episode

Please note, the full episode is over 40 mins long (it appears YouTube have softened their stance on 10 minute videos!)

Enjoy (have a few episodes uploading today)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chv3aFj_9cA
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on January 18, 2011, 05:12:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TCYBpNLGps

from the first couple of shows in 2003
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on January 18, 2011, 10:03:53 AM
Absolutely fantastic videos, two excellent episodes!  Would love to see more if you have them.

It's funny watching these again after having watched most of the past 1 1/2 seasons of the US Price Is Right.


Things of note from the Generation Gap episode:

- I love Bump and wish it could return to the US series.   $1447 was always going to be wrong considering it was two pens ;)
- I love the 5 Price Tags prop; it looks like what I imagine the US one would look like if theirs didn't have the history attached to it.
- Sensational to see a Temptation win!!  Always a suspenseful game.
- I was shocked to see Flip Flop there; I always thought it was on the turntable!!?  Probably makes sense considering they'd have taken Temptation off the turntable and put the Showcase prop on it.  I also forgot that the prop wasn't just red and white :O
- It always amazes me how many themes the show used for all the different prize reveals, even the IUFB's.

Lastly, I think Drew does a great job on the US TPIR, and is doing especially well this season.   But Larry is just the ultimate professional when it comes to game show hosts.   Shame he doesn't have an American accent as he'd have otherwise been a perfect choice when Bob retired... :P
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: Reloaden on January 24, 2011, 03:31:15 PM
What a nice version thanks for posting the episodes!  Larry is an amazing host
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on February 11, 2011, 05:41:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tioDd0UZxgY

1989 promo advertising the return of TPIR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9ki2f-E41M

horrilbe quality, but this was a great promo from around 95 or 96
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on March 12, 2011, 08:31:02 AM
Just noticed these clips have been uploaded in the past month from the 1989 version with Ian Turpie

Part 1 (Pathfinder, SCSD 1 and Hole In One):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gJ1G_pSM60

Part 2 (SCSD 2 - including a bit of a stuff up from Ian Turpie)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N01OZK31FLg


It's a bit bizarre to think that we had games like Pathfinder and Bullseye played in the 80's version but weren't then played in the Larry Emdur era at all.  Those extra games would've added some much-needed variety.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: kassilynn on March 12, 2011, 10:09:20 AM
Are there any game shows left in Australia ?  Because I know "TPiR" and "Wheel of Fortune" were the two most popular game shows over there and I know Larry Emdur had hosted "Wheel" over there for that one season before the network pulled the plug.  I also believe that Larry Emdur sat in the studio audience at our "TPiR" sometime back in the mid-90s, he's a great game show host !  

It's fun to look at these "TPiR's", these are cool !
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on March 12, 2011, 11:05:04 AM
The only real genuine game shows we have left on free to air tv are Deal or No Deal,  Hot Seat Millionaire and later on this year Million Dollar Drop will be premiering.    We did have Minute To Win It and Beat The Star last year but I don't really consider them game shows in the more traditional sense.

Deal or No Deal has swept all before it since 2004, being shown daily as the lead in to the news.   It was responsible for the death of Price is Right, WWTBA Millionaire, Million Dollar Wheel of Fortune and Bert's Family Feud all in the competing timeslot on their main rival station. 

Hot Seat Millionaire is the first game show to take it to Deal or No Deal and has been neck and neck with it for about 9 months now.   I imagine both of these game shows are substantially cheaper than TPIR to produce and air given the lack of moving set pieces during the show, and the fact that both offer only one main prize which is rarely more than $20,000 (especially for Hot Seat) and often as low as $1000.


The only way I can see The Price Is Right coming back on is if channel 7 decide to rest Deal or No Deal and replace it with TPIR hosted by Larry Emdur.   Larry recently re-signed with 7 on big, big money so they may look to get more out of him than just co-hosting a daily morning show.  However DonD is still doing its job, so I can't see this happening anytime soon.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: gshowguy on March 12, 2011, 04:41:45 PM
Because I know "TPiR" and "Wheel of Fortune" were the two most popular game shows over there

What about Sale of the Century? It had a 22-year run on Nine, as well as four more years as "Temptation" on the same channel.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: shieldsy101 on March 13, 2011, 04:35:43 AM
I think that he means gameshows retired in the last 5 or so years. You are right though, Sale was a big hit in Australia. My grandma was actually on Sale in 1985 and won everything. Unfortunately I don't have the video but I do have a list of prizes containing what she won.
Speedboat (worth $15,000+)
Dining Room Setting (worth $8,000+)
Musical Instruments (Guitar, Piano and Drumkit) (worth $18,000+)
Grandfather Clock ($6,000+)
Camping Trailer ($12,000+)
Trip to Canada ($16,500+)
BMW 750i Sedan ($60,000+)
Cash Jackpot ($162,000)
She has sold the majority of the prizes due to taxes and stuff, sold the drumkit off to me, and kept the trailer in her backyard. In total she won approximately $297,500
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on March 21, 2011, 10:41:08 PM
just a boring video of the credits rolling at the end of the show until the last few seconds, where something different happens to the showcase board

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoM45YpNFpU
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: theamazingracer on August 07, 2011, 11:46:46 PM
So, I can't find the actual thread the original comment was in, but this is as good a fit as any to reply in: It makes sense that there are games from Turpie's era that didn't survive the transition to Larry. With a four-year break and a different network between them, it seems likely sets would have had to have been rebuilt from scratch, making it more expensive than keeping the old props and just adding a few new ones. Cheques went out of style at about that time, so that was never coming back, and Pathfinder really did not translate well to television (much like On The Spot didn't). The one I'm surprised about not making a comeback, though? Split Decision. It was played a couple of time right towards the very end of the late '90s version (with three guesses and Larry pulling the numbers down to stop the broken-set issues that plagued the original) and worked fairly well, but was the only game that didn't survive the break between Larry's two versions. Considering most games used the original sets for the second version (One Dollar Deal was new and garish, and Temptation got a paint job, but I think that was pretty much it), it seems odd.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on August 08, 2011, 05:31:48 AM
I don't recall Split Decision ever being part of our version, although I may be wrong.    Perhaps you are thinking of Make Your Move, which did have a slight prop alteration between the two Larry Emdur series?
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: theamazingracer on August 08, 2011, 06:41:56 AM
Nope. Split Decision was definitely played at least once, right towards the very end (as in within the last couple of months or so). MYM's first set was dark blue and the second was yellow-orange-red (or was it the other way 'round?) but the SD set was two-toned green, if I recall correctly.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: SteveGavazzi on August 08, 2011, 11:29:43 AM
Pathfinder really did not translate well to television (much like On The Spot didn't).

What is that supposed to mean?  I have never in my life heard anyone make that comparison.

The one I'm surprised about not making a comeback, though? Split Decision. It was played a couple of time right towards the very end of the late '90s version (with three guesses and Larry pulling the numbers down to stop the broken-set issues that plagued the original)

You mean the ones that happened on exactly one episode?

I thought we'd killed that rumor off years ago.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: theamazingracer on August 15, 2011, 08:23:39 AM
Clearly once was enough to make a lasting impression.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: SteveGavazzi on August 15, 2011, 07:37:57 PM
Clearly once was enough to make a lasting impression.

No, Brad Francini showcasing the damn thing on his website made a lasting impression.  That episode was the only exposure a lot of people had to Split Decision, and it didn't do the game justice.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: goldroadfanatic on August 15, 2011, 09:28:01 PM
Another lasting impression was the video of that playing on Tony Harrison's site.  Maybe he was just joking or being sarcastic when he subtitled the video "This is why Split Decision was retired" on his page (or he also believed the prop was prone to numbers falling off).
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on December 20, 2011, 06:48:39 PM
Just came across a "Where are they now" segment of a TV show broadcast earlier in 2011 that featured a shot of the Aussie Switcheroo prop.   This was different to the one used on the 1990 Ian Turpie version.

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/brosa0/TPIR-Aus---Switcheroo.jpg)

I am fairly sure the dots lit up green on the prices they got right at the end.

The source clip, for those interested, features interviews with several classic game show hosts including Ian Turpie and Larry Emdur.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwsyoeuYxEE
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: AthleticsFan on December 21, 2011, 11:32:45 AM
Just came across a "Where are they now" segment of a TV show broadcast earlier in 2011 that featured a shot of the Aussie Switcheroo prop.   This was different to the one used on the 1990 Ian Turpie version.

(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/brosa0/TPIR-Aus---Switcheroo.jpg)

I am fairly sure the dots lit up green on the prices they got right at the end.

The source clip, for those interested, features interviews with several classic game show hosts including Ian Turpie and Larry Emdur.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwsyoeuYxEE

For The Record It's Also Featured Clips of Press Your Luck with Ian Turpie!
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on April 20, 2012, 11:37:46 PM
A new clip up on Youtube - here is a playing of our Line Em Up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYD-dPtohiQ

I remember thinking how good the blue looked on the game's prop.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: theamazingracer on April 23, 2012, 12:40:52 AM
Nice shade of yellow on the Switcheroo prop, but it really doesn't fit with the ridiculous amount of grey.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on May 06, 2012, 11:18:27 PM
Another episode here, from 2003.   Games played are Switch, Temptation, Magic Number.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znXIwBS57ec
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on December 20, 2013, 03:24:30 AM
bump :) howdy y'all

found another aussie price on youtube. this time from 1996!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNFlLGiSYV0

also, an ad from the 80's showing penny ante

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIOdZ5JhXic

enjoy
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: Reloaden on December 21, 2013, 11:40:28 AM
Wow i never knew Ian version had  penny ante. Did they had clock game?

Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on December 22, 2013, 11:01:18 PM
Wow i never knew Ian version had  penny ante. Did they had clock game?
definitely had that one
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: theamazingracer on January 13, 2014, 01:30:06 AM
That behind-the-scenes report on Youtube claims the Turpie version had "33 different games". I've managed to confirm 28 of them from various sources, but the last five are unknown. It's also possible that (1) they're counting the Big Wheel, Double Bullseye, and the Showcase in the tally and that (2) more games were added after the report was shown. But for now, this is as close as we're going to get to a list of the Aussie pricing games:

(http://realityarchive.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/pgs.png)
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: theamazingracer on January 13, 2014, 01:42:22 AM
That behind-the-scenes report on Youtube claims the Turpie version had "33 different games". I've managed to confirm 28 of them from various sources, but the last five are unknown. It's also possible that (1) they're counting the Big Wheel, Double Bullseye, and the Showcase in the tally and that (2) more games were added after the report was shown. But for now, this is as close as we're going to get to a list of the Aussie pricing games:

(http://realityarchive.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/pgs.png)

A few things to note though:
1. Push Over isn't the same as the US game.
2. When Larry took over, Lucky Seven was renamed One Dollar Deal. It looks likely Double Prices was renamed 2 Price Tags at the same time.
3. Mystery Price and Split Decision both debuted after they were retired in the US. Split Decision used the "three chances" rule.
4. Most of the car games where free digits were added when five-digit prices became common were kept as four-digit prize games; the only exceptions were Switcheroo (which became a four-digit prize game despite the extra digit not mattering), Lucky Seven (where the player had to guess all five digits), and Temptation (which kept the free digit but compensated by making the game much harder, with three different digits in most of the prices). Hole in One never added the "...or Two".
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: TheGRVOfLightning on January 13, 2014, 02:19:50 AM
NOTE: One Away was definitely played on the 2012 version.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: theamazingracer on January 13, 2014, 03:10:49 AM
Yes, it was. For some reason I was thinking there were only 17 games in that version, when there were in fact 18.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: GuyWithFace on January 13, 2014, 09:39:04 AM
Per the list, Cliff Hangers, Hole In One, Safe Crackers, and Squeeze Play were the only ones played on all five post-1970s versions.

I say "post-1970s" because of the 1973-74 version hosted by Garry Meadows, which as far as I can tell is a rather large question mark.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: theamazingracer on January 14, 2014, 08:03:36 PM
My understanding is it was the same format as Cullen's version.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 14, 2014, 08:40:45 PM
My understanding is it was the same format as Cullen's version.

Having seen what appear to be Showcase podiums from that version, I somehow doubt that.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on January 14, 2014, 08:58:44 PM
You can see a very brief clip of the Garry Meadows version, including Clock Game and a very cheap trip at this youtube link: http://youtu.be/I0T00BRQ8ZI?t=8m40s 

Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on January 15, 2014, 03:47:56 AM
Split decision wasn't played here was it?

1981 definitely featured Take Two & Hi-Lo, didn't feature Plinko, Secret X or Punch a Bunch. Also had Trader Bob (can't remember what it was called though) as well as Give or Keep, Poker Game, Shell Game, and surprisingly enough It's Optional. I'd has-it-a-guess that what Fiona McDonald is referring to in that clip is the current rotation.

1989 had Credit Card & Clock Game, didn't have Bargain, Bonus, Bullseye, Bump, Hi-Lo, One Away, Penny Ante, Pick A Pair, Plinko, Punch a Bunch, Take 2, Ten Chances or 3 Strikes

When I was a small child, I had about 10 videotapes full of TNPiR, and I also taped every 89PIR. Being I was also a dull child, I decided taping over them would be a great idea... They were all on high rotation during weekends and school holidays :)
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 15, 2014, 04:39:45 AM
I'd has-it-a-guess

No, you'd hazard a guess.

(I'm sorry, but misinterpreting idioms is a colossal pet peeve of mine.)
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: GuyWithFace on January 15, 2014, 02:37:45 PM
My understanding is it was the same format as Cullen's version.
It was not, although Australia did adapt the Cullen version for two regional runs in the 1957-59 period, followed by a run hosted by Horrie Dargie in 1963.

You can see a very brief clip of the Garry Meadows version, including Clock Game and a very cheap trip at this youtube link
In addition to the clip beginning at 8:39, there are also clips beginning at 3:42. Given this and its apparent obscurity, I believe the 1973-74 Australian Price (which, I believe, was the originator of the Double Bullseye-style Showcase format) would be a good addition to the Golden Gallery.

At the very least, this confirms that Clock Game was used in the 1970s, which in turn means the 2012 version was the odd one out (as if it were already not odd enough).
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: theamazingracer on January 19, 2014, 05:49:21 PM
Split decision wasn't played here was it?

It definitely was, I used to have a playing of it on VHS. The set was blue, mostly the same basic shade as our Pathfinder grid. I believe it was introduced literally a month or two before the show was axed (that time).
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on January 20, 2014, 02:09:06 AM
It definitely was, I used to have a playing of it on VHS. The set was blue, mostly the same basic shade as our Pathfinder grid. I believe it was introduced literally a month or two before the show was axed (that time).
which incarnation?
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: theamazingracer on January 20, 2014, 03:21:35 AM
93-98, Larry's first version.
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: tpirfan1991 on February 19, 2014, 11:45:15 PM
Some more clips from the '03 - '06 version, all uploaded by mrsmooth81

First, a Monster Showcase win from 2005

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_a7T-Kblfo

Then, the Friday show from the Premiere Week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR0MGR5w4uI

And finally, a hour-long show from the Monster Showcase era (I don't think they had these long, they changed to the 2 Pricing Games/1 showcase format sometime in '05)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_-ls9-6MQM
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on February 20, 2014, 01:37:25 AM
ahh, I see you beat me to it :)

more coming soon. just need to find the time to remove commercials, rip from video etc
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on February 20, 2014, 03:14:13 AM
3 more from my collection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFVPh5JTkjU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWazmzGuVyM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdPebBuydkw
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: gshowguy on February 20, 2014, 09:42:01 PM
Glad to finally see Laurie's full episode in action! And Beverley from that same episode going bonkers during Cover Up...
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: brosa0 on July 22, 2014, 07:34:50 PM
I don't see this one posted in this thread... A blooper reel from 1984.  Most Expensive can be seen, as can a never-ending wheel spin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT7kt6o0ZFo
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on November 19, 2014, 03:17:19 AM
was going through some boxes of DVD's the other day and came across this beauty. enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyBzyw0jEJo
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on January 27, 2015, 08:54:27 PM
gday once more!

here's a very rare one. from the turpie era in 87. sadly the end is cut off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svVGAjvK_tg
Title: Re: More Aussie Price
Post by: robbie_the_dips on March 18, 2015, 01:11:42 AM
finally found a turpie era showcase being won!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifXL3lx9KKI