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Offline MSTieScott

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #975 on: June 20, 2021, 09:45:10 PM »
Every time Most Expensive showed up, I wondered why there were pointy white angles visible behind the tops of the first and third number displays.

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Sure enough, it turns out that the back sides of the displays were used as separate background elements.

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I also just noticed that in 4732D and 4734D, the disclaimers in the credits are in the wrong spots. "The following suppliers of products or services have furnished them free or at less than retail" is supposed to refer to the suppliers of the larger prizes, but it's above the suppliers of fee items. And "The following suppliers of products or services have paid for their use and promotion" is supposed to be first, with the grocery/small prize sponsors. I wonder how long that lasted.

[Edit: Clearly, I do not understand how to use the board's attachment feature to place the images within the text.]
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #976 on: June 20, 2021, 10:00:19 PM »
Man, those Most Expensive props were ugly, no matter which side was facing forward!

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #977 on: June 20, 2021, 10:06:34 PM »
Man, those Most Expensive props were ugly, no matter which side was facing forward!

You can say that again! I thought Most Expensive was ugly even as a little kid in the 70s. That "1" on the far left prop didn't match the "2" or the "3" and that drove me crazy!
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #978 on: June 21, 2021, 03:10:34 AM »
That "1" on the far left prop didn't match the "2" or the "3" and that drove me crazy!

And the lights around the "3" didn't match the lights around the "1" and the "2."  That set had a hell of a lot of issues for being so simple.

Do we know if those generic backdrops on the other side stuck around once the third set debuted?
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #979 on: June 21, 2021, 06:54:15 PM »
In a way I did liked the Most Expensive props, I liked the price tags and how the lights flashed when the doors opened. Once Neon Most Expensive set made its debut. the previous one with the back drop retired. Does anyone know if any of the old Most Expensive props or backdrops are still back stage or did they get tossed?

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #980 on: June 21, 2021, 08:20:28 PM »
If I'm not mistaken, Rich Fields once said he has one of the 1984 props. But I don't know about the others though. Check Bob Boden's garage?

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #981 on: June 21, 2021, 10:01:45 PM »
If I'm not mistaken, Rich Fields once said he has one of the 1984 props. But I don't know about the others though. Check Bob Boden's garage?

And if Bob doesn't have them, maybe they'll turn up in that upcoming Game Show Museum in Rochester!

While I'm a fan of the past set and props, I have to admit Most Expensive's second set was not good.  During my major 1999 re-watch of the show, a decade and a half removed from the upgrade, I thought it looked hideous compared to what replaced it.  In time, I don't "hate" it as much, but IMO, it's definitely 4th out of all of them.

I personally did not mind it when ME and Five Price Tags shared the same set.  It may have felt cheap, I don't know.  But thinking back, it was a downgrade.

The 4th set is great, but I prefer the 3rd one the best.  Whenever I'm driving within an area that has a streetlight that resembles the neon set, I feel like I'm in studio during Most Expensive
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #982 on: July 01, 2021, 08:19:57 AM »
Looks like we're getting our first Marathon since the rotation reached 300 Episodes.  The Marathon, slated for Sunday, July 18 per TBE Social Media Account, is pretty much a special with the Summer Olympics on the horizon
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #983 on: July 04, 2021, 06:17:41 PM »
The promo for the Golden Games marathon features footage of at least Hurdles, Super Ball, Hole in One, and Race Game - the latter three involving physical activity to play.  I bet, if we get the Golden Games marathon again in 2024, if we're lucky, we may get to see episodes with On the Nose being played.  I wonder, if Pluto adds 100 more episodes next time around, could we possibly see at least two or three playings of On the Nose?

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« Reply #984 on: July 05, 2021, 08:12:56 AM »
The promo for the Golden Games marathon features footage of at least Hurdles, Super Ball, Hole in One, and Race Game - the latter three involving physical activity to play.  I bet, if we get the Golden Games marathon again in 2024, if we're lucky, we may get to see episodes with On the Nose being played.  I wonder, if Pluto adds 100 more episodes next time around, could we possibly see at least two or three playings of On the Nose?

Assuming there's no skips, the next 100 will take us to October 1, 1984, which is after the third playing of arguably the most varied game in the show's history in which a different skill is presented each time.

A fifth game that could be featured in Golden Games is Bullseye, since archery is also an Olympic sport.
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #985 on: July 05, 2021, 05:21:38 PM »
Now, I have another question: Have there been any perfect shows (all six pricing games won) broadcast among what has aired on Pluto so far?  If so, what were their original CBS airdates?

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #986 on: July 05, 2021, 05:33:28 PM »
Now, I have another question: Have there been any perfect shows (all six pricing games won) broadcast among what has aired on Pluto so far?  If so, what were their original CBS airdates?

I definitely remember seeing one, I believe from early Season 12.

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #987 on: July 05, 2021, 09:06:47 PM »
I definitely remember seeing one, I believe from early Season 12.

Just surfed through the Season 12 recaps on qwizx. Unless I misread, it turns out the episode in question was aired on December 22, 1983 - day 4 of Christmas Week.  Even Trader Bob on that episode was won.

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #988 on: July 05, 2021, 10:55:07 PM »
Turns out there was another one, in Season 11: 4914D, May 5, 1983. This included Give or Keep won by a dollar, and Ten Chances being won on the last chance with only one violation of the Zero Rule, and a perfect Penny Ante. Full Lineup: GoK/10C/1RP/Poker/Penny/Money.

If my math is right, this episode should be airing on Pluto at 8 PM Eastern/5 Pacific tomorrow (July 6).
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #989 on: July 06, 2021, 06:19:44 PM »
Here is a list of airdates I have on my spreadsheet, covering the period of March 15, 1983 to April 29, 1983.

March 15, 1983   11:00:00 AM   July 5, 2021
March 16, 1983   12:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
March 17, 1983   01:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
March 18, 1983   02:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
March 21, 1983   03:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
March 22, 1983   04:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
March 24, 1983   05:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
March 25, 1983   06:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
March 28, 1983   07:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
March 29, 1983   08:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
March 30, 1983   09:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
March 31, 1983   10:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
April 4, 1983   11:00:00 PM   July 5, 2021
April 5, 1983   12:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 6, 1983   01:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 7, 1983   02:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 8, 1983   03:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 11, 1983   04:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 12, 1983   05:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 13, 1983   06:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 14, 1983   07:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 15, 1983   08:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 18, 1983   09:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 19, 1983   10:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 20, 1983   11:00:00 AM   July 6, 2021
April 21, 1983   12:00:00 PM   July 6, 2021
April 22, 1983   01:00:00 PM   July 6, 2021
April 25, 1983   02:00:00 PM   July 6, 2021
April 26, 1983   03:00:00 PM   July 6, 2021
April 27, 1983   04:00:00 PM   July 6, 2021
April 28, 1983   05:00:00 PM   July 6, 2021
April 29, 1983   06:00:00 PM   July 6, 2021

I recorded the 4 PM ET broadcast today, on July 6.  It was actually April 29, 1983 that aired in that time slot instead of April 27, 1983. Were there any skipped episodes in that range that I didn't take into account?  I knew something was out of line when I discovered Super Ball being played as the first pricing game of my latest recording.

And I already know about the skipped April 1, 1983 episode, which is why it is not listed among the Pluto airdates in the above list.
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