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

583 viewsJohnny Olson, TPIR's first announcer, about to transform himself into superhero 'Captain Klutz.' Just over his shoulder is the crawl board that shows the "short credits," the "MGBT" logo, the Television City credit, and the show logo. And just to the left is the tall board used to display the promotional consideration credits. Note its shape: by being curved inward it prevented the individual lines from being distorted, an effect known as "keystoning." A camera would tilt down each board, which would make the information "roll" up the screen.
484 viewsThe "Little Red Roddyhood" showcase skit from 1990.
574 viewsWhen announcers were shown on camera, this was a typical shot used to call contestants to "Come On Down!" Here is Rod calling down a contestant in a 1990 episode.
501 viewsAnnouncer Rod Roddy participated in his share of showcases over the years. Here you see such an occasion.
536 viewsRod is seen here wearing a sparkily blueish hat (sent to him by a fan), which matches his sparkily blueish jacket! Bob said "Rod, you look kinda cute!"
530 viewsRod mugs for the camera after a quick cameo to repeat a detail about an item up for bids.
478 viewsThe illustrious Rod Roddy, reading a Christmas story during a 1980s showcase skit.
440 viewsHere is Rod dressed up as Santa in this 1992 showcase skit.
509 viewsAnother nice smile from Rod Roddy, who has just passed another dreaded "Announcer's Test" showcase!
561 viewsRod Roddy making an on-camera appearance during a showcase, taking the dreaded 'Announcer's Test.' The scripts were chock full of difficult tongue twisters that Rod was almost always able to master with ease.
570 viewsThe cameraman catches Rod at an unusual angle in this episode. Rod's looking spiffy in this bright yellow blazer!
425 viewsJohnny Olson as "Joan," in a showcase spoofing "Dear Abby."
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