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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #945 on: June 10, 2021, 11:12:52 PM »
The only thing that's worth speculating over is whether or not they ever swing back and do Seasons 1-10, because the rest we already know.
I don't see any reason why they wouldn't... though I'm honestly surprised that the cherry-picking GSN did when they had the rights didn't generate any paperwork (or at least paperwork accessible to Fremantle) that could save the time required to visually search the tape archives a second time.

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #946 on: June 11, 2021, 12:09:37 AM »
What in God's name are you going on about here?  The channel's staff has already made it crystal clear that they plan to run every airable show they have from Season 11 all the way through Season 35.  The only thing that's worth speculating over is whether or not they ever swing back and do Seasons 1-10, because the rest we already know.

Yeah I didn't get that.....especially considering you got a whole generation of people (me included) that literally grew up on grey-haired Bob strictly, not to mention Rod. I can't see why the staff wouldn't wanna tap into that market of fans. It'd be foolish not to.

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #947 on: June 11, 2021, 09:32:40 PM »
(or at least paperwork accessible to Fremantle)


It was my understanding that anything generated by GSN (including digitized shows) was not made accessible to Fremantle or Buzzr.
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« Reply #948 on: June 12, 2021, 03:53:58 AM »
It was my understanding that anything generated by GSN (including digitized shows) was not made accessible to Fremantle or Buzzr.

Fremantle has used GSN copies for some of the shows they've been airing on Buzzr. It's mostly noticeable on the black and white shows like the Bill Cullen hosted Price is Right shown below. Easier to run those when they were already pre-screened back in the '90s for furs and cigarette sponsorships.

youtu.be/yhW2BAA9mdY?t=1672 (Just copy and paste the link to watch at the correct timestamp.)

It's not out of the realm of possibility that Fremantle has a master list of airable shows.
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #949 on: June 12, 2021, 12:03:40 PM »
Fremantle has used GSN copies for some of the shows they've been airing on Buzzr. It's mostly noticeable on the black and white shows like the Bill Cullen hosted Price is Right shown below. Easier to run those when they were already pre-screened back in the '90s for furs and cigarette sponsorships.

youtu.be/yhW2BAA9mdY?t=1672 (Just copy and paste the link to watch at the correct timestamp.)

It's not out of the realm of possibility that Fremantle has a master list of airable shows.

Only difference here would be the fee plugs (particularly in 2nd SCSD), which GSN never did run back then but they have here. So that aspect would be a tad different I think.

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #950 on: June 12, 2021, 03:20:33 PM »


From the "Before They Were Stars" department: Janet Jones, the future Mrs. Wayne Gretzky, was in one of the eps shown on Pluto TV so far, the April 4, 1983 ep. :D

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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #951 on: June 12, 2021, 06:56:14 PM »
Ahhh I remember this episode!  Tough luck on Card Game; by the way, as the seasons and episodes come and go, itíll be interesting to come across a lot of other ďBefore They Were FamousĒ contestants.  Personal note: Sort of like that one 90s movie ďCanít Hardly WaitĒ that Iíve seen about (or at least) 25 times where each time I watched it I learned that there was a future star that I didnít really focus on previously.


To echo what may end up on the channel.  Iím still in a never-say-never moment when it comes to if and when they ever add the first 10 seasons or if they can get GSN material that Fremantle couldnít air because they were working off of super-outdated material or whatever the reasons are.

I too never heard anything about the show sticking with Season 11-18.  Iíve followed the Social Media accounts for the channel, and several times theyíve emphasized that they plan to air everything from 1982-2007.  Feels like Iíll be dead before they get close, but despite what seems like itíll be a while before they get to the end, itís still super early in the history of the Barker Channel. 

Based on the current routine, they could reach early 1985 episodes by next February or around the winter months, and then by the end of next summerís months, they could reach early 1986 episodes.  If that holds, then weíre talking about four seasons run on the channel roughly two years removed for the December 2020 start.  I think itís okay, since that factors into keeping the early Season 11 shows in the rotation.

To be brief, each era has their pros and cons.  Sure you had the team of Bob, Johnny, Janice, Dian, and Holly then Rod succeeding Johnny later on.  Despite Dian & Hollyís departure, IMO, the show started to focus more on the contestants.  While the cast didnít have many iconic moments (save for Bob), you got that with the contestants in a way that you didnít see early in the Barker Era
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #952 on: June 14, 2021, 07:16:40 PM »
The Social Media Account for the Barker Era PIR just announced their final release, which includes shows from January 18, 1984 to February 27, 1984.  Looks like 4 episodes will be skipped


Episodes 5163D to 5221D scheduled to drop on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 5 PM Eastern.  In case someone can't watch those, they'll re-air again at the end of the month (on or around 06/29/2021)
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #953 on: June 14, 2021, 07:45:44 PM »
The Social Media Account for the Barker Era PIR just announced their final release, which includes shows from January 18, 1984 to February 27, 1984.  Looks like 4 episodes will be skipped

Final release? What does that mean? That has to be a mistake on your part? I see nothing indicating it is a final one.

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« Reply #954 on: June 14, 2021, 08:08:03 PM »
Final release? What does that mean? That has to be a mistake on your part? I see nothing indicating it is a final one.

My fault!  Bad choice of words.  Can't believe I posted that!

What I likely meant to say is that it's probably the last 25 episodes to get to 300 within the cycle.  Nothing final at all, just based on how they've done things in the past, it should be the last set of new episodes released for awhile
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #955 on: June 14, 2021, 11:11:42 PM »
Hi everyone, been a long time and I know Iím very late to the party butÖ. Itís so beautiful. This is what we all wanted for many years, right? Since its last airing on GSN.

A couple of things Iíve noticed. They really are airing everything, and the show definitely had itsÖ letís just say not super PC moments. $100 pocket, etc.

Seeing Retired PGs like Super Ball, Trader Bob, and multiple airings of the Phone Home Game is so Fing cool. Did we already pass the last airings of Hurdles?

The game is so, so, so much better paced. Like compare this with a 2007 episode where they still made the show the same ďlive to tapeĒ method but they were way more restricted in time. People more well versed than me can speak to how many more minutes of commercials were added but Bob clearly enjoyed having more time to riff with contestants.

I tear up a little bit every time I see ďA Mark Goodson, Bill Todman production.Ē

Just canít believe this is real. Thanks, going back to the abyss.

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« Reply #956 on: June 15, 2021, 06:51:56 PM »
Episode #5113 has an unintentionally hilarious moment where during the Showcase Showdown, Bob mentions the idea of making a 24-hour network of nothing but Bob Barker-hosted television, using the shows he's made over the years. I bet he never thought it would happen.
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Re: The Price is Right: The Barker Era on Pluto TV
« Reply #957 on: June 15, 2021, 06:53:48 PM »
Episode #5113 has an unintentionally hilarious moment where during the Showcase Showdown, Bob mentions the idea of making a 24-hour network of nothing but Bob Barker-hosted television, using the shows he's made over the years. I bet he never thought it would happen.

I wonder what he thinks about it today, assuming he's aware.

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« Reply #958 on: June 15, 2021, 07:32:51 PM »
I wonder what he thinks about it today, assuming he's aware.

I'm pretty willing to bet that he is aware.  Otherwise it would not have happened.

To be fair, I don't think there were any "24-hour" marathons or 24/7 networks around that time for any TV programming.  I think we were at least 15 years away.  Of course GSN surfaced about a decade removed from those comments (at least 10 years).  I couldn't easily dream of a 24-hour or 24/7/365 channel full of gameshows in 1994 let alone TPIR 26 years later
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« Reply #959 on: June 15, 2021, 08:27:25 PM »
I'm pretty willing to bet that he is aware.  Otherwise it would not have happened.

To be fair, I don't think there were any "24-hour" marathons or 24/7 networks around that time for any TV programming.  I think we were at least 15 years away.  Of course GSN surfaced about a decade removed from those comments (at least 10 years).  I couldn't easily dream of a 24-hour or 24/7/365 channel full of gameshows in 1994 let alone TPIR 26 years later

The only one I could think of would be ESPN, that debuted in 1979, or 3/4 years before this, but that wasn't all one show ever course. CNN would be another, coming on the next year after in 1980.