Author Topic: 1986 Specials  (Read 4017 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline TPIR-Fan-9109

  • In Contestant's Row
  • ***
  • Posts: 127
1986 Specials
« on: May 28, 2006, 12:08:40 PM »
Over the last few months, I've been trying to find the dates of the 1986 Specials. There are discrepancies all over the web. I haven't found an accurate set of dates, but I'm wondering if anyone has the right dates. I can only differentiate the specials by the model's clothing:

-- the short strapless black dresses (the day Maryella fainted)
-- the black/white jacket and skirt with black V-neck blouse (Ways to Catch a Man & Woman showcases)
-- the cyan outfit (beauty contest showcase - trip to Rio de Janiero, 3 Jeran gowns, spa, piano, Lincoln Town Car)
-- the brown/black jacket and pants with black V-neck blouse (How to Get The Perfect Tan showcase)
-- the black jacket with beading over a black dress (same outfit worn on March 18, 1987 when Kyle subbed for Janice)
-- the purple and black jacket and pants with black V-neck blouse (Danger Price was played)

I would really appreciate anyone's help!

Offline Ccook

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 3327
  • 62 years of The Price Is Right
Re: 1986 Specials
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2006, 01:25:11 PM »
Best I can tell you is that there were six shows, airing from August 14, 1986 to September 18, 1986, all airing on Thursdays. That's as best as I can do, especially since our CBS affiliate, which then was WAGA/ch. 5, blacked out the second show.
The Georgia Lottery's slogan is "Today could be the day." In my case, it's "That'll be the day."

Offline SteveGavazzi

  • Director
  • **********
  • Posts: 17258
Re: 1986 Specials
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2006, 02:05:42 PM »
Brad Francini's tape collection at gscentral.net lists all six specials in the order that CBS aired them (which is generally accepted as the correct order).  I don't know how much that helps, but it's at least a place to start.

Here's a few other things I can tell you:

Maryella faints on #5.

Lucky $even is played on #2 and #4; #2 is the episode where it screws up.

Danger Price is played on #4 and #6; #4 is the episode where it screws up.

On #1, Most Expensive is played for three trips.

On #6, one contestant wins $11,000 on the Big Wheel.

Hope that's useful!
"Every game is somebody's favorite." -- Wise words from Roger Dobkowitz.

Offline wvudegenerate

  • In Contestant's Row
  • ***
  • Posts: 106
Re: 1986 Specials
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2006, 02:09:13 PM »
Which show was the debut of Superball and does anyone have that on the net to see??

Offline SteveGavazzi

  • Director
  • **********
  • Posts: 17258
Re: 1986 Specials
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2006, 02:14:12 PM »
Quote
wvudegenerate wrote:

Which show was the debut of Superball and does anyone have that on the net to see??


Dude, Super Ball!! debuted in 1981.
"Every game is somebody's favorite." -- Wise words from Roger Dobkowitz.

Offline Joe_Mello

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 2759
Re: 1986 Specials
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2006, 02:33:56 PM »
If what Ccook says is true, then the air dates would be as follows:

1) 8/14/86
2) 8/21/86
3) 8/28/86
4) 9/04/86
5) 9/11/86
6) 9/18/86

You should be able put all the information together from there.  (As an aside, I'm amazed that Windows's calendar app actually has 1986)

Offline Superballer

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 1998
Re: 1986 Specials
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2006, 08:23:52 PM »
Would anyone know for sure if it was indeed footage from one of these specials that we saw the characters watching towards the end of Flight of the Navigator (since it is 1986 during that picture and the show seems to be airing at the proper time), or are they merely using daytime footage in a primetime setting?

Offline plinko2000

  • Taking a Bonus Spin
  • *****
  • Posts: 841
Re: 1986 Specials
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2006, 09:04:56 PM »
I have heard that the TPIR featured in that movie was the Kennedy version.

Offline Superballer

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 1998
Re: 1986 Specials
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2006, 11:23:10 AM »
The host looked and sounded a lot like Bob in the shots we did get of him.

Offline Nick

  • Double Showcase Winner
  • ******
  • Posts: 3661
Re: 1986 Specials
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2006, 03:39:53 PM »
Quote

Superballer wrote:
The host looked and sounded a lot like Bob in the shots we did get of him.


No, it was clearly the Kennedy version.  You can distincly hear Johnny Olson annoucing the star of The Nighttime Price Is Right to be Tom Kennedy.
Roger Dobkowitz's Seven Commandments of The Price Is Right:
1. Tape and edit the show as if it were live.
2. Never tell the contestant what to do.
3. Size matters. (The bigger the prize, the better the prize and the bigger the reaction.)
4. All prizes are good.
5. Never do anything on the show that would embarrass a parent with a kid watching.
6. Never put on a prize that would make the show look cheap.
7. Itís the game, stupid! (Itís about the game.)

- Roger Dobkowitz on Stu's Show September 23, 2009.