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The props, places, faces, and games of The Price is Right



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724 viewsBurton Richardson, veteran of the old nighttime show, helps out when Rod is unable to do his thing in 2001.
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647 viewsThis episode was from Johnny Olson's final Christmas week with the show. Here, he and Holly are sporting tennis outfits. It's interesting to note that director Marc Breslow often used wipe patterns as borders to showcase certain prizes. This episode aired in December, 1985, two months after Johnny's death.
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573 viewsHe's been called one of the greatest announcers in the business. The late Johnny Olson made 'Come on Down' a part of Americana. He was the voice of the show from its premiere in 1972 until his death in October, 1985.
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481 viewsJohnny looked like a slimmer, bespectacled Stubby Kaye in this showcase, where he played a snake oil salesman. Dian tried her best to look like a Jackie Coogan-type street urchin, but in that sweater, she really didn't.
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472 viewsJohnny Olson does his mentalist character, The Great Marvello. This time around he divines the answers from questions in sealed envelopes without actually having seen the questions. Sound familiar? All he needs is Ed McMahon, a turban -- and a pretty good lawyer or two! (Actually, Steve Allen beat them all, having done that bit frequently on his late 1950's variety show.)
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468 viewsA recurring skit showcase in the late 70's-early 80's was Dr. John, Practicing Quack. At the end of the showcase a land shark (Dian) puts the bite on the doctor.
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539 viewsWhat a handsome dude!
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446 viewsAy whiskers, it's Chef Johnny, going to whip up another Showcase delight!
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501 viewsPeople love Bob, but just as many loved Johnny. Here, one woman brandished a pennant with her heart's desire.
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464 viewsJohnny never passed up a moment like this!
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382 viewsIt's that priceless mountain sage, Obi-Wan Kniblick! Each girl would climb up the mountain and state their problem, and Obi-Wan would solve it with a well-placed prize.
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439 viewsJohnny probably got a look at himself in the monitor in his getup for "Johnny's Wild World of Wildlife", since he couldn't quite get out his greeting without laughing.
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