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CBS Daytime, September 4, 1972 – Present
Syndicated, September 11, 1972 – September 7, 1980

Number of episodes
6,731 (1972-2007 Bob Barker era)
2,583 (2007-Present Drew Carey era)
300 (1972-1980 Syndication)
31 (1986-2007 CBS Primetime)
23 (2007-Present CBS Primetime)
Run time
30 Minutes (1972-1975), 60 Minutes (1975-present)
Bob Barker CBS Daytime, (1972-2007) and Syndicated (1977-1980)
Dennis James Syndicated, (1972-1977)
Drew Carey CBS Daytime, (2007-present)
Johnny Olson CBS Daytime, (1972-1985), Syndicated (1972-1980)
Rod Roddy CBS Daytime, (1986-2003)
Rich Fields CBS Daytime, (2004-2010)
George Gray CBS Daytime, (2011-Present)
Studio 33, CBS Television City, Los Angeles, California

The (New/Nighttime) Price is Right (1972) is an ultra successful game show centered on the pricing of merchandise and grocery products to win cash and prizes. The current version of the show premiered on September 4, 1972 on CBS and was hosted by Bob Barker until his retirement on June 15, 2007. Comedian Drew Carey succeeded Barker at the beginning of Season 36 on October 15, 2007. TV Guide named The Price Is Right the "greatest game show of all time" in 2001. The show is well-known for its signature line of "Come on down!" when the announcer directs newly selected contestants to Contestants' Row (now Bidders' Row in the Carey era).

Game format[]

One Bid[]

One Bid is a qualifying game, played with four contestants standing at the foot of the stage ("Contestants' Row"). A prize is shown and each player gives a bid for the item. Contestants bid in dollars and not cents (as the retail prices are rounded off to the nearest dollar) and may not bid the same amount as any player bid previously for that item. The contestant who bids closest to the actual retail price of the prize, without going over, wins the prize and advances on to the stage for an individual pricing game. A contestant that bids the exact price also receives a cash bonus ($100 from 1977-1998, $500 starting in 1998). If all four contestants overbid, they all must bid again, lower than the lowest bid. Four initial contestants are chosen from the audience at the start of the show to play the first One Bid round and bid in order from left to right; before each subsequent One Bid round, a new contestant is chosen from the audience to replace the previous winner (new contestants always goes first).

Pricing Games[]

Each winner of the six One Bid rounds is called onto the stage to play a pricing game to play for a prize or prizes valued at least several thousand dollars.

Main Article: The Price is Right (1972)/Pricing Games

Showcase Showdown[]

Used since the show expanded to a 60-minute format in 1975, and only in 60-minute formats, the Showcase Showdown determines which contestants will compete in the Showcases at the end of the show. There are two Showcase Showdowns in each episode, one each after every three pricing games. Each Showcase Showdown features the three contestants who played the preceding three pricing games.

Each contestant spins a large wheel which is segmented and marked with values from five cents to a dollar, in increments of five cents. The wheel must make one complete downward revolution for the spin to qualify, and the contestant will be booed by the audience and must spin again if the spin fails to do so. Disabled contestants or those otherwise unable to make a qualifying spin are generally assisted by either a family member/friend or the host. The winner of each Showdown is the contestant who spins the highest value closest to one dollar in one spin or the total of two spins without exceeding one dollar. A total of exactly one dollar wins $1,000 and also earned a bonus spin (since 1978) for a potential bonus cash prize. For the bonus spin, the contestant must get the wheel all the way around or the spin is void and they do not get another spin. If the wheel does go all the way around and it stops on a bonus space, the contestant won a bonus cash prize. If it's a green bonus space (the 5 or the 15), the contestant won a small bonus cash prize. If it's the dollar again, the contestant wins a large bonus cash prize. From 1978-2008, The small bonus cash prize was $5,000 and the large bonus cash prize was $10,000. Since September 2008, the bonus cash prizes increased to $10,000 for a small bonus cash prize and $25,000 for a large bonus cash prize.

The two Showdown winners in each show compete in the Showcase following the second Showdown. In the event of a tie, a spin-off is held in which each of the tied contestants is given one spin. The contestant with the highest value advances to the Showcase. In the event that a contestant spins $1.00 in their spin-off spin, they still get $1,000 and a bonus spin. If the tie happens to be between multiple players who scored $1.00, each player's bonus spin also counts as their spin-off. This is disadvantageous for the contestants, since two of the three prize-awarding spaces ($0.05 and $0.15) also happen to be two of the three worst tie-breaking spaces. Contestants who participate in bonus spin-offs and who don't get the wheel all the way around are allowed to spin again, but without the addition of any more bonus money. If the spin-off contestants tie in terms of the prize-awarding spaces, another spin-off is played but without any bonus money at stake.

The Showcases[]

The two qualifying contestants are shown a large prize package. The contestant with the larger total of cash and prizes won to that point (the "top winner") may either bid on that showcase or pass it to their opponent (the "runner-up"). A second prize package is then shown, and whichever contestant has not yet bid must bid on that showcase. Unlike the One-Bid, one player may bid the same bid as the other, as they are each bidding on separate prize packages. The contestant who bids closer to the combined "actual retail price" of the items in their showcase without going over wins that showcase. If both contestants bid higher than the actual price of their own showcases, referred to as a "double overbid," they both lose.

If the winning contestant bids within $250 of the price of his/her showcase, he/she wins both showcases. This rule was introduced in 1974 for a winner whose bid was "less than $100" under the price; the threshold was raised to "$250 or less" starting with the 27th season premiere show in 1998. The nighttime syndicated shows had no such rule.


Used sometime between late 1974 and early 1975. The Showcases had three categories of prizes, each of which had three prizes in it. The contestant randomly had to choose one prize from each category, and those prizes were then presented as the contestant's showcase. This wasn't was used much most likely because there were 27 combinations of showcases, and they would have to get the prizes to the big doors quickly.



Sub Models[]

Special Guests[]

See Main Article:The Price is Right (1972)/Guests


Before and in the early days of TPIR, Studio 33 (a.k.a. The Bob Barker Studio) was the home of the formerly popular 1967-1978 sketch comedy show The Carol Burnett Show.

This was the first hour-long Goodson-Todman game show. The second was The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour in 1983, and the third was Family Feud (more specifically Family Feud Challenge) in 1992.

Former host Bill Cullen was initially in the running to host this version, but the physical demands of the format were deemed too strenuous for him. In 1982, Cullen did make an appearance as a guest in order to promote his new game show Child's Play at the time that was about to begin its run, but no mentions were made of his role as the show's original host. Current host Drew Carey has made references to Cullen occasionally.

A January 11, 1983 episode Barker has mention former host Bill Cullen along with his short-lived game show Child's Play.

This is the longest running game show in U.S. history with the daytime version running for 40 years with over 8,000 episodes.

Not every pricing game was won on the day that it premiered. Some pricing games wouldn't get their first win until the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or even 8th playing. Pay the Rent didn't get its first win until its 31st playing.

This was the only version to use the Goodson-Todman/Goodson logo until Barker's retirement in 2007. On October 15, 2007 it was replaced by FremantleMedia until 2018 which was re-replaced now with Fremantle. Additionally, all CBS press releases currently refers to this version as in "A Mark Goodson Production, in association with FremantleMedia".

The buzzer sound was very different in the 1970s and 1980s. The current buzzer was introduced in the early 1990s. The buzzer SFX was also used for wrong answers on the short-lived 1989 revival of Now You See It and the short-lived 1994 PBS game show Think Twice. It is doubled for bonus round losses on Wheel of Fortune.

Foreign personalities from various international version of TPIR stopped by the American version occasionally. Larry Emdur former host of the Australian version appeared in the studio audience in a 1995 episode. Seventeen years later, In 2012, he made a brief guest appearance again for the 40th season.

On May 3, 2013, the show had their very first special all-kids edition. Initially, it was scheduled to air on April 18, 2013 but was pre-empted due to ongoing coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings.

On October 5, 2020; due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the set was redesigned with no studio audience. A preview of the set could be seen in the special The Price is Right at Night which aired on October 27, 2020 and November 2, 2020. The 49th season of Price premiered on November 16, 2020.

In 2021, the 50th season premiered on the very same day as the Argentinian version of Match Game on El Trece hosted by Agustin "Soy Rada" Aristaran (i.e. September 13).

On March 2, 2022 The Price is Right was announced to be inducted to the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame[1][2][3]both host Drew Carey & executive producer Evelyn Warfel would accept the award at The Achievement of Broadcasting Awards on the NAB Show's main stage in Las Vegas on April 24 of this year on its behalf.

In case you have no idea what it means, the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame recognizes radio and television personalities or programs that have earned a place in broadcasting history.

In Popular Culture[]

The Price is Right (1972) has been referenced, featured or spoofed in the following:

  • Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) - a clip of TPIR can be briefly seen on TV.
  • The In-Laws (1979) - Dennis James' version of TPIR can be briefly seen on TV at the bar.
  • Being There (1979) - a clip of TPIR can be briefly seen on TV.
  • Bad Girls (1979) - sung by the late Donna Summer, the title of this how is briefly mentioned in the song.
  • Fantasy (1982) - Sung by Aldo Nova, the title of this show is briefly mentioned in the song.
  • Game Show Love (1983) - Sung by Ray Stevens, the show's famous catchphrase is briefly mentioned in the song with this lyric with "You said "Come on Down", you just won a brand new start".
  • I Lost on Jeopardy! (1984) - Sung by Weird Al Yankovic, the title of this show was briefly mentioned in the song.
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Prisoners (1985) (TV Episode) - Both Jack the escaped convict (played by Yaphet Kotto) along with a bored housewife named Julie Randall (played by Christina Raines) are watching an episode of TPIR on TV.
  • Welcome to the Boomtown (1986) - a music video by the rock duo David & David, a brief clip of the Showcase segment can be seen on TV.
  • Power (1986) - a clip of TPIR can be briefly seen on TV.
  • Ruthless People (1986) - a clip of TPIR can be briefly seen on TV.
  • Flight of the Navigator (1986) - David Freeman's mother Helen and the workers from NASA are watching the intro of TPIR on TV.
  • Sesame Street (1986) (TV Episode) - spoofed as The Trash is Right.
  • The Witches of Eastwick (1987) - a clip of TPIR can be briefly seen on TV.
  • Adventures in Babysitting (1987) - a clip of TPIR can be briefly seen on TV in the kitchen.
  • St. Elsewhere: Night of the Living Bed (1987) (TV Episode) - a clip of TPIR can be briefly seen where Frank Bermudas (played by Hector Elias) is watching it from his hospital bed.
  • Family Feud (1988) (TV Episode) - referenced by the late Ray Combs during the shows' July 4, 1988 premiere on CBS.
  • Tin Toy (1988) - featured on TV in the background.
  • Sesame Street (1988) (TV Episode) - spoofed as The Triangle is Right.
  • Earth Girls Are Easy (1989) - a clip can be seen on TV.
  • UHF (1989) - Spoofed in U62's fall schedule as The Lice is Right.
  • The Simpsons: The Otto Show (1992) (TV Episode) - Otto start to watch TPIR on TV in their home.
  • Saturday Night Live (1992) (TV Episode) - spoofed as Sabra Price is Right.
  • 2 Stupid Dogs (1993) (TV Episode) - spoofed as Let's Make a Right Price.
  • Animaniacs: Chairman of the Bored (1993) (TV Episode) - Francis Pumphandle mentions former host Bob Barker to Yakko, Wakko and Dot.
  • The Nanny: When You Pish Upon a Star (1994) (TV Episode) - Former host Bob Barker appeared in the episode where he sat at a table when Fran Fine (played by Fran Drescher) spotted him.
  • Beavis and Butt-Head: Screamers (1995) (TV Episode) - mentions TPIR when both Beavis & Butt-Head are watching the show on TV.
  • Cybill: Pal Zoey (1996) (TV Episode) - Cybill Sheridan's cousin from Arkansas named Lyle Clocum (played by Jeff Foxworthy) is obsessed with becoming a contestant on The Price is Right.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: Heff in a Handbasket (1996) (TV Episode) - Heffer becomes a contestant on the game show Triple 6 while getting so excited on the show after getting his name called by Peaches says in a booming voice to "Come on Down...NOW!!!!".
  • Happy Gilmore (1996) - Then-current host Bob Barker makes a cameo appearance in the film.
  • It's All Been Done (1998) - Sung by Barenaked Ladies, the show's title is briefly mentioned in the song.
  • My Flows is Tight (1998) - Rapped by Lord Digga, it samples the TPIR theme song.
  • Cowboy (1998) - Rapped by Kid Rock, the show's title and action were briefly mentioned.
  • Martial Law: Shanghai Express (1998) (TV Episode) - The set of TPIR was used as a plot device that also featured cameo appearances by former host Bob Barker, former late announcer Rod Roddy and former models (or in this case "Barker's Beauties") Kathleen Bradley, Janice Pennington and Chantel Dubay.
  • Yes Dear: The Ticket (2001) (TV Episode) - Jimmy Hughes (played by Mike O'Malley) cheats on The Price is Right.
  • Loo$e Change (2000) - The arcade game by Coastal Amusements and was usually seen at Chuck E. Cheese samples the classic TPIR theme song.
  • Family Guy: Brian in Love (2000) (TV Episode) - After Barker's reminder to "Help control the pet population by having their pets spayed or neutered." on TV Brian wishes that he would "Just die already".
  • The Simpsons: HOMR (2001) (TV Episode) - Homer Simpson acts as the dog and says "Don't spay or neuter your pets!".
  • Family Guy: Screwed the Pooch (2001) (TV Episode) - Peter Griffin becomes a contestant on Survivor as he accidentally knocks over the set as it reveals the set of TPIR.
  • Come on Down (2001) - sung by Crystal Waters, it samples the TPIR theme song.
  • Celebrity Deathmatch: The Mysterious T (2002) (TV Episode) - Former TPIR host Bob Barker tries to dispatch former host of The Weakest Link Anne Robinson.
  • Home Movies: It's Time to Pay the Price (2002) (TV Episode) - Briefly spoofed in the movie montage as The Price is Nice.
  • I Love the 70's: 1978 (2003) (TV Episode) - TPIR was briefly mentioned in the episode.
  • Mad TV: (2003) - spoofed TPIR as a Lorraine skit.
  • The Simpsons: The Fat and the Furriest (2003) (TV Episode) - Patty and Selma mentions they were on TPIR.
  • Mad TV: (2004)
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Evolutionary War (2005) (TV Episode) - This episode briefly parodied Cliffhangers as Hellfire but with a small gold-platted Harvey Birdman replacing the mountain climber instead.
  • Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Greg (2005) (TV Episode) - Both Julius and Rochelle can be seen watching an episode of TPIR (Barker) in the living room.
  • Family Guy: The Fat Guy Strangler (2005) (TV Episode) - While in contestant's row, after a contestant bid $780, the last contestant bid $781. That infuriated the contestant bidding $780 so he said "F**K YOU" to her.
  • Drawn Together: Captain Girl (2006) (TV Episode) - The Child Services Woman (voiced by Paget Brewster) standing in a TPIR-like set encourages people to have their Nicaraguan babies to be either spayed or neutered.
  • Date Movie (2006) - a sped-up version of the classic TPIR theme song can be heard in the background as Chris Harrison tells Grant Fonkyerdoder to pick one girl and eliminated the rest in a brief spoof of The Bachelor called The Extreme Bachelor: Desperate Edition.
  • Robot Chicken: Message Chair/Bloopers! Three (2006) (TV Episode) - During the showcase showdown, a male contestant is spinning the big wheel as he is accidentally getting caught in one of the pegs by getting spun around multiple times by getting plunked on the ground by each decent.
  • Adam Kontras (2007) - Kontras and the egos crashed the set of The Price is Right by playing around by spinning the big wheel, playing at the showcase podiums and contestant's row by pretending to be all excited by "coming on down" in the audience area. Then, Kontras pretends to be the new host of Price by thinking this will be a fine job for him as this would be appropriate enough since this was shown during Barker's final season at the time. Unfortunately, he and his egos were kicked out by security.
  • Mind of Mencia (2007) (TV Episode) - Carlos Mencia finds out what would happen if he became the new host of The Price is Right.
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) - Former host and Happy Gilmore star Bob Barker can be briefly seen hosting an episode of The Price is Right on TV.
  • How I Met Your Mother: Showdown (2007) (TV Episode) - Barry Stinson (played by Neil Patrick Harris) becomes a contestant on The Price is Right.
  • Family Guy: It Takes a Village Idiot, And I Married One (2007) - The Griffins ride the Cliffhangers mountain climber while Cleveland Brown was inside a Plinko chip.
  • Robot Chicken: Squaw Bury Shortcake (2007) (TV Episode) - Former host Bob Barker gets a new job.
  • I Love the New Millennium (2008) (TV Episode) - In the 2007 episode, it briefly talks about Bob Barker retiring as host of TPIR as Drew Carey starts to take his place.
  • Family Guy: Tales of a Third Grade Nothing (2008) (TV Episode) - The late singer Prince becomes a contestant on TPIR.
  • 30 Rock: Christmas Special (2008) (TV Episode) - Tracy Jordan (played by Tracey Morgan) tells Liz Lemon (played by Tina Fey) that "If all you wanted was a hug from a black person, maybe you should host The Price is Right.
  • Drop Dead Diva: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode) - a brief clip of TPIR (Carey) can be seen on TV. Additionally, Deborah "Deb" Dobkins (played by Brooke D'Orsay) gets killed in a car crash on her way to audition as a model for TPIR.
  • WWE Monday Night Raw (2009) (TV Episode) - spoofed as The Price is Raw as former host Bob Barker was the host of this episode.
  • CollegeHumor (2009) - spoofed as The Slumdog Price is Right.
  • How I Met your Mother: Cleaning House (2010) (TV Episode) - a young Barney Stinson (played by Riley Thomas Scott) watches an episode of TPIR (Barker) during a brief dream sequence.
  • Can't Hold Us (2011) - The rap song by Macklemore & Ryan briefly references th show's former host and pricing game in this lyric by claiming that he got that "Bob Barker suit game and Plinko in my style".
  • Jack & Jill (2011) - Jill wanted to be on The Price is Right (Carey) as one of her to do list.
  • Hot in Cleveland: One thing or a Mother (2011) (TV Episode) - according to Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White), "GTGTPIRIO" is senior text for "Got to go, 'The Price is Right' is on".
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked (2011) - Alvin shouts "Come on Down!".
  • Family Guy: New Kidney in Town (2011) (TV Episode) - Peter appears in the showcase showdown during his Red Bull addiction as he gave the wheel a hard fast spin. After he sends out greetings to everyone on the camera, the wheel breaks off and rolls down by killing a section of the audience as Peter replies "Whoa! Paramedics, come on down!" as he starts to go crazy.
  • Family Guy: Stewie Goes for a Drive (2011) (TV Episode) - A female contestant gets a very crappy showcase which includes a hammock, a piece of chalk and a trip to Wilmington, Delaware. She replies "I moved my abortion for this!" due to her disgust.
  • State Farm (2011) (TV Commercial) - Former TPIR host Bob Barker makes a brief cameo appearance as he says: "And...a new car!".
  • Saturday Night Live (2012) (TV Episode) - spoofed as Super Showcase.
  • The Campaign (2012) - Mitzi Huggins can be seen watching The Price is Right when Cam Brady drops by her house as she admits by "touching" herself to Drew Carey on TPIR almost everyday.
  • Neil's Puppet Dreams: The Restaurant (2012) (Web Series) - At the end credits, you can briefly see both the names of Bob Barker and Drew Carey.
  • @ Midnight with Chris Hardwick (2013) (TV Series) - spoofed in one of the games as eBay Price is Right.
  • Parks and Recreation: Partridge (2013) (TV Episode) - a brief clip of TPIR from Ben Wyatt's (played by Adam Scott) can be seen from his hospital bed.
  • Tosh.0: Banned from Walmart (2014) (TV Episode) - spoofed as The Cost is Correct.
  • Family Guy: Mom's the Word (2014) (TV Episode) - When Evelyn is kissing Peter at The Drunken Clam, a brief clip of TPIR comes on TV.
  • Family Guy: Brokeback Swanson (2015) (TV Episode) - Joe Swanson tries to watch TPIR while manipulating the remote control with his mouth. However, it causes the volume to increase.
  • Meet the Smiths (2015) (TV series) In the opening, former TPIR model Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith can be seen in the intro during the big wheel from The Price is Right
  • Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars (2015) (TV Special) - Former host Bob Barker makes a cameo appearance in the special.
  • Family Guy: The New Adventures of Old Tom (2016) (TV Episode) - On TPIR, a female model has been replaced by a male model as it resulted in a male contestant rejecting a car that was once offered to him in the process.
  • Baskets: Strays (2016) (TV Episode) - a brief clip of TPIR can be seen on Farm Boy's (played by Shel Rasten) TV.
  • Saturday Night Live (2017) (TV Episode) - spoofed as The Price is Right: Celebrity Edition.
  • Subway (2017) (TV Commercial) - the TPIR theme song can be briefly heard in the background of the commercial during the promotion for their $6 footlong sandwiches. Try Them Now you're going to love them!
  • Freefall [Can't Stop] (2018) - In the 2018 indie music video by the rock band Modern Time Machines, a Black & White picture frame of former host Bob Barker along with a female contestant at the Showcase Showdown can be briefly seen at the left side behind the band's drummer.
  • PONIES: The Anthology/PONIES: The Anthology 7 (2019) (Web series) - This episode briefly parodies Cliffhangers as Scoothangers but with Scootaloo as Hans/Yodely Guy and with Pinkie Pie as the contestant by failing at it. This also featured audio clips from the Barker era only.
  • Big Mouth: How to Have an Orgasm (2019) (TV Episode) - spoofed as Do the Thing!!! along with their version of Cliffhangers as The Yodeler
  • The Drew Barrymore Show (2021) (TV Episode) - Clock Game was played in this episode.

Behind the Scenes Specials[]

Bob Barker: Master of Ceremonies[]

On December 7, 1999, an episode of the A&E documentary show Biography did a profile of former TPIR host Bob Barker where it recalls his decision to quit as host of the Miss Universe and Miss U.S.A. beauty pageants including a sexual harassment lawsuit being filed against him by former TPIR model Dian Parkinson.

E! True Hollywood Story: The Price is Right[]

Main Article: E! True Hollywood Story: The Price is Right

InFANity: The Price is Right[]

Main Article: InFANity: The Price is Right

Cover Story: All Access Pass: The Price is Right[]

On June 17, 2018, this episode featured a behind-the-scenes look at the show featuring a tour of the prize warehouse, bloopers, Drew Carey discussed Bob Barker's legacy and where co-producer Stan Blits talks about choosing contestants.

Primetime Specials[]

Since 1986, The Price is Right had occasional primetime specials on CBS most having specific themes (i.e. anniversaries colleges, spring break et all.). All specials had increased budgets over the daily daytime version with potental earnings of up to $100,000 at stake.

1986 Primetime Specials[]

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For six weeks (1 1/2 months) during the summer of 1986, CBS produced a special prime time edition of The Price is Right called The Price is Right Special from August 14 until September 18, 1986 in an attempt to stop ratings winner NBC and their successful Thursday night shows The Cosby Show & Family Ties but with no success. In addition, Bob and Rod wore tuxedos for these specials and occasionally, the models (Dian, Janice & Holly) wore evening dresses for these specials too. It was this very special that premiered several things that would be used for the daytime show.

Full Episodes[]

25th Anniversary Special[]

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On August 23, 1996; a 25th Anniversary Special aired despite being an hour-long, utilized the half-hour format as the rest of the show was devoted to the airings of various clips.

(A Promo) & Full Episode[]

30th Anniversary Special[]

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On January 31, 2002 the show went on its's one and only road trip as the show went to Harrah's Rio Casino in Las Vegas as its showgirls instead of his beauties introduced Barker in the opening credits. While the basic format remained intact, controversy arose as the show underestimated the number of people who rushed to get tickets. 5,000 applied & 900 tickets were sold and in chaos only one person was injured.

Full Episode[]

The Price is Right Salutes[]

In the summer of 2002, as a response to 9/11, the show held a series of six primetime specials from May 17 until June 27, 2002 devoted to each branch of the Armed Forces (i.e. Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines & Army) and the firefighters and police. For these specials, announcing duties were shared by both the late Rod Roddy and Burton Richardson as Roddy was undergoing chemo at the time. Again, the overall format remained but Plinko was played for $100,000, Grand Game for $20,000 and the Showcase Showdown awarded $100,000 for $1.00 in the bonus spin.

Full Episodes[]

NOTE: The U.S. Coast Guard episode was originally rescheduled for June 6, 2002.

The Price Is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular[]

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The Price Is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular was a special primetime version of The Price is Right where in addition to the usual (contestants try to know their prices to win big cash & prizes), they also try to win $1,000,000.

In the Bob Barker era, contestants try to win $1,000,000 off the big wheel. On those episodes, getting $1.00 still got the $1,000 bonus and the green sections still got the additional $5,000; except for his final episode, in which the bonuses were upped to $10,000 and $20,000; respectively. If nobody got $1.00 in the Showcase Showdowns, whoever wins their Showcase gets one spin to win the money with the green sections worth nothing extra; that rule started on a special celebrating Bob's 80th birthday. On one episode, both showcase competitors overbid, so a random audience member got to spin for the money. On the February 14, 2006 episode, the rules were amended so that if both players overbid, whoever made the smaller overbid got to spin for the money.

In the Drew Carey era, contestants try to win $1,000,000 in one of the pricing games (which only happened once via Clock Game) and in the Showcases (which happened twice). The Showcase Showdown bonuses were multiplied by 5 to $5,000, $25,000, and $50,000, respectively. In the Showcases, if the winner was $1,000 (originally $500) away from the price of their own showcase, they won the $1,000,000 in addition to both showcases.

Pricing Game rule changes[]

Beginning in 2008, episodes of The Price Is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular featured rule changes to some pricing games which rewarded a $1 million bonus to the contestant if specific goals were achieved while playing the pricing game.

A Celebration of Bob Barker's 50 Years in Television[]

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Airing on May 17, 2007, this served as the unofficial 35th Anniversary Special celebrating Bob Barker's retirement from the show along with his 50th year in the television industry. As with the 25th Anniversary, despite being an hour-long, this utilized the half-hour format as the rest of the show was truly devoted to the airings of various clips, including the famous fight scene with Adam Sandler (comedic actor not the show's staff member of the same name) from the classic 1996 golf-themed, sports comedy film Happy Gilmore who also made a brief cameo appearance.

Full Episode[]

NOTE: In 2015, both Barker and Sandler reunited again in order to recreate that famous fight scene from Happy Gilmore as part of Comedy Central's autism benefit special Night of Too Many Stars.

CBS Reality Show Crossovers[]

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Three special primetime episodes of The Price is Right aired from May 23-25, 2016 where it crossovered three hit reality shows: Survivor (May 25, 2016), Big Brother (May 24, 2016) and The Amazing Race (May 25, 2016) along with the appearance of their respective hosts from the said shows: Jeff Probst, Julie Chen and Phil Keoghan as their die-hard fans teamed up alongside past participants from their respective shows.

Full Episodes[]

Like in Celebrity Week. The contestants played for cash and prizes as usual, while their partners played for charity; each contestant's winnings were matched, totaled and donated in cash to a charity (or charities) to a celebrity's choice(s). When contestant's were being eliminated in the showcase showdown, each show's respective elimination catchphrase were used.

The Price is Right at Night[]


Consisting of episodes airing since December 22, 2019 these specials mainly focused on a celebrity playing for their favorite charity or a holiday-themed episode could also occur as well.

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In the celebration of the holiday season, these two primetime specials were aired from December 22-23, 2019 where it mainly focused on the cast of the hit military-themed action drama series SEAL Team while the other involved actor, comedian and stoner Seth Rogen. Just like in Celerity Week, regular contestants played for cash and prizes as usual. However, when a pricing game was won, the value of the prizes won is put into an accumulating bank equaling into a cash donation to their charity. In the second showcase, the celebrity would take one spin at the big wheel, with the space hit multiplied by 100 and awarded in cash (anywhere from $500 to $10,000 in $500 increments).

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In the first special (Originally aired on December 22, 2019), David Boreanaz along with some of the cast (i.e. Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Justin Melnick and Dita the Dog) would play for Headstrong Project which provides mental health treatments for posts 9/11 veterans and their families while in the second special (Originally aired on December 23, 2019), Rogen's charity was Hilarity For Charity (HFC) which was founded by him and his wife Laura Miller Rogen where its dedicated in raising awareness, inspiring change and accelerating process in Alzheimer's care, research and support.

On January 12, 2020[1]; it has been announced by CBS that three more primetime specials from this version would be aired in Spring 2020.

On May 4, 2020[1]it was announced that another primetime special featuring famed Drag Queen Artist, Emmy Award Winner, Actor, Model and Host/Executive Producer of the hit Logo/VH1 reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race RuPaul (a.k.a. RuPaul Andre Charles) will air on May 11, 2020.

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The third special is called The Price is Right at Night with RuPaul and his charity was for Planned Parenthood where it provided much needed medical support to communities over 100 years. Additionally, this episode also sparked plenty of controversial backlash on social media[1]among the many die hard TPIR fans due to the charity itself such as one Twitter user saying "I remember (former host) Bob Barker always saying to get your pets spayed or neutered. Wonder what he would say about this" another one remarked "So the Price Is Right has now gone from 'save the pets' to 'kill the human babies'. In addition, contestants have won all their six pricing games respectively.

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On February 11, 2022; it was announced that CBS will revive a primetime version of Lingo[1]based upon the current British version with Adil Ray from 2021, hosted & executive produced by RuPaul in the future.

On October 20, 2020; CBS[1]announced six new primetime specials of The Price is Right along with it sister show Let's Make a Deal (additionally, Price's sister show Let's Make a Deal has become the first version with current host Wayne Brady to have a series of primetime specials).

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The fourth special of The Price is Right at Night (called Saluting Essential Workers) aired on October 27, 2020; where it mainly features a salute to Front Line and Essential Workers. The set was changed due to the pandemic (a.k.a. COVID-19/Coronavirus) issues, Carey sporting a white beard and it was paired up with its sister show Let's Make a Deal (more specifically Let's Make a Deal Primetime). In addition, this was the first time it's sister show LMAD was the first and only version (with current host Wayne Brady) to ever have a series of primetime specials.

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The fifth special of The Price is Right at Night aired on November 2, 2020 featuring the cast of the hit sitcom The Neighborhood with Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs, Tichina Arnold, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears and Hank Greenspan as contestants playing for The Boys and Girls Club of America. In addition, fans at home will have the chance to win fabulous prizes, including a showcase by entering its official website at

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On December 16, 2020; it was announced by CBS[1]that three more primetime specials (as of which consisted of four) For Price to air on January 6, 2021; January 13, 2021 and January 27, 2021. Along with a primetime special of its sister show Let's Make a Deal airing on January 18, 2021.

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Because of the celebration of the holidays (i.e. Christmas), a sixth special of The Price is Right at Night called The Price is Right at Night: Families Festive Prizes[1] aired on December 22, 2020 which featured families (mainly consisting of four or three in the group) competing for prizes.

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NOTE: This aired on the very same night as a new episode of the reboot of the 90s cult classic game show Supermarket Sweep on ABC hosted by comedienne, actress and former SNL cast member Leslie Jones.

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A Seventh special of The Price is Right at Night aired on January 13, 2021. Featuring actor Adam DeVine playing for the Children's Miracle Network alongside regular contestants.

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NOTE: Originally, the show was supposed to air on January 6 but was postponed due to the Capitol break-in.

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An Eight special of The Price is Right at Night aired on January 27, 2021. Featuring rapper/actor/philanthropist Ludacris[1](Born Christopher Brian Bridges) playing for his very own non-profit organization called The Ludacris Foundation which serves youth and their families.

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NOTE: Originally, the show was supposed to air on January 13, 2020 but was postponed due to the Capitol break-in which delayed the airing of the previous episode.

On April 9, 2021; it was announced[1]that two more of the At Night specials featuring YouTuber and late night talk show host on NBC called A Little Late with Lilly Singh named Lilly Singh (a.k.a "iiSuperwomanii") will be airing on April 21 while Emmy and Grammy-Award winning comedic actress Tiffany Haddish will be airing on April 28 respectively.

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As mentioned above, the ninth special of The Price is Right at Night aired on April 21, 2021; featuring YouTuber and late night talk show host of NBC's A Little Late with Lilly Singh (a.k.a "iiSuperwomanii") Lilly Singh as her represented charity is called Room to Read, a non-profit organization that helps millions of kids who are living in low-income communities become independent readers and supporting girls to complete school with the skills and confidence to follow their dreams. Additionally, Singh presented one lucky contestant with a special themed showcase.

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NOTES: Like the Adam DeVine episode, this was originally supposed to air on January 27, 2021 but was postponed later on.
This was the first episode available on its official streaming service called Paramount+ (originally called CBS All Access before it).
As mentioned above, her self-titled late-night talk show A Little Late with Lilly Singh had a short-lived, two season only run premiering on September 16, 2019 and ending on[1]June 3, 2021. However, Singh will continue working with NBCUniversal by signing a first-look deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio to develop unscripted projects in the future.

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As mentioned above, the tenth episode of The Price is Right at Night aired on April 28, 2021; featuring Emmy and Grammy Award winning comedic actress Tiffany Haddish where she represents her very own charity called the She Ready Foundation which supports foster youth. Additionally, one lucky contestant will have the opportunity to win a Telsa in a special themed showcase presented by Haddish herself.

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NOTE: This was also to promote the revival of her short-lived ABC reboot of the classic series that was once hosted by the late Art Linkletter then later Bill Cosby called Kids Say the Darndest Things.

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The eleventh episode of TPIRAT[1]aired on December 22, 2021 where once again like the families festive prizes sixth episode from 2020, families come on down to the iconic game show stage and play for festive prizes. Plus, this special highlights pet adoption when they showcase animals looking for their furever homes this holiday season.

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NOTE: This was the first at Night special to carry over the current season 50 logo from the daytime version.

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The twelfth episode of TPIRAT aired on January 12, 2022 where it honors first responders[1][2]who are mainly firefighters, EMTs, 911 operators, police officer and other workers on the frontline.

As a thank you for all these heroes who protect and serve us, the show is making a donation to the First Responders Children's Foundation which provides financial support and awards scholarships to children of first responders who've been injured or have lost their lives in the line of duty.

NOTE: This could also be seen on its service on Paramount+

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A thirteenth episode of The Price is Right at Night aired on January 19, 2022. For this episode, it welcomes the five hosts from the still currently running afternoon daytime talk show just simply called[1][2]The Talk with Akbar Gbjabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O'Connell and Sheryl Underwood come on down and play alongside contestant for Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief charity as contestants will compete for amazing prizes including cash, trips & cars.

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In the celebration of Valentine's Day, a Fourteenth episode of The Price is Right at Night[1]aired on February 14, 2022 where Carey welcomes tv lovebirds Justin Hartley and Sofia Pernas playing alongside an audience of fellow newlyweds as both Hartley and Pernas try to raise money for Operation Therapy, a new organization that provides therapy and service animals to military veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress.

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This aired on the same day as the Valentine's Day episode from its daytime counterpart.
Both Justin Hartley and Sofia Pernas were veteran actor's of the long-running daytime soap opera The Young & The Restless (or Y&R for short).
Justin Hartley can be seen on the NBC primetime drama This is Us.
Sofia Pernas can be seen on the ABC primetime drama Blood & Treasure.
Both Hartley & Pernas were engaged last year in 2021.
Both Hartley and Pernas set a record by winning the most cash for charity of any celebrity in the show's 50 year history.

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A fifteenth episode of The Price is Right at Night[1]aired on April 25, 2022 featuring Emmy Award winner Rachel Brosnahan (Miriam Maisel from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) making a guest appearance to "COME ON DOWN!". The charity Brosnahan plays for is called Covenant House where it provides young people who need shelter, food and crisis care while contestants will also compete for prizes.

NOTE: This aired on the same day as the 4th annual week of Buzzr Bingo.

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As a celebration of its 50th year on CBS; this aired on September 30, 2021.

In this special, it ran the same way as the daytime version by having six pricing games played along with two Showcase Showdowns and the Showcase. Clips of moments from both the Barker & Carey eras were played when going into commercial.

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Back to '72
Hole in One (or Two)
Grocery Game
Golden Road

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There was a gold light border for this primetime special.
Back to '72 was the first (and last) new limitless pricing game to be ever played in a primetime special.
Golden Road was the sixth (and last) pricing game to be ever played in history.
This was the first Anniversary Special hosted by Carey.
This was the first special to have never use the words "Anniversary Special" in its title unlike the ones from 1996 and 2002 respectively along with being the first special to carry over its current daytime logo from season 50.
This was the second anniversary special to be taped at the famous Bob Barker Studio (a.k.a. Studio 33), twenty-five years ago the first was for its 25th Anniversary Special in 1996 formerly hosted by Barker.
longtime Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White has appeared in the special including a clip of her first appearance from June 20, 1980. To make up an offer for her not making it up on stage during her first appearance 41 years ago she modeled the 6th (and final) one bid prize.

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Main article: The Price is Right (1972)/Pricing Games

This special crossover week aired from May 9 until May 13, 2016 where both The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal trade games along with their co-stars and a few other surprises.

Stars From The Price is Right who have appeared during mash-up week on Let's Make a Deal[]

Stars from Let's Make a Deal that have appeared during mash-up week on The Price is Right[]

The second Mash-Up Week aired from November 18-22, 2019.

Spin-Off Online Web Series[]

There were three online spin-off reality web series (based on The Price is Right) that were made in 2006, 2009 and 2014 respectively.

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Main article: Road to Price

This was a six-episode only documentary series that aired on the now-defunct CBS' Innertube channel from November 20 until November 27, 2006.

Main article: Rich Fields Gone Wild

This was a two episodes only comedy series that aired on YouTube from November 9, 2009 until March 25, 2010. Additionally, the series can also be seen on websites such as Atomic Wedgie and respectively.

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Main article: The Price is Right Male Model Search

This was a five-episode only reality competition series that aired only on and YouTube from October 27 until November 24, 2014.

Documentary Film[]

Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much was a documentary film from 2017 about how Theodore "Ted" Slauson memorized and documented the prize amounts on The Price is Right.

Main article: Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much

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The Price is Right: The Barker Era is a television channel airing on Pluto TV that's devoted to air nothing but the classic Bob Barker version of The Price is Right (mainly from the 80's) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The channel began airing on December 1, 2020.

Main article: The Price is Right: The Barker Era

International Versions[]

Main Article: The Price is Right/International

Game Show Marathon (2006)[]

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The Price is Right (1972 version) was featured in the weekly hour-long tournament-styled game show, Gameshow Marathon, this episode premiered on May 31, 2006.

Game Show Marathon was hosted by Ricki Lake and announced by Rich Fields. The show was filmed at CBS Television City in Hollywood and aired on CBS from May 31, 2006 to June 29, 2006.


The top prize for Plinko was $100,000 as it featured the same layout as seen in primetime with a $20,000 slot in the center. Three games were played on this episode, and the two highest-scoring contestants in the Showcase Showdown advance to the Showcase. The winning Showcase went to a viewer watching at home.

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Live Stage Shows[]

These are the touring live stage shows that were based on The Price is Right.

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These are the stations that carried the syndicated 1972-1980 version of "The Price is Right."

  • New York - WNBC
  • Los Angeles - KNBC (1972-77), KNXT (now KCBS-TV, 1977-80)
  • Chicago - WMAQ
  • Philadelphia - WPVI
  • Dallas - WBAP
  • Atlanta - WAGA
  • Washington D.C. - WRC
  • Minneapolis - KSTP
  • Denver - KOA
  • Orlando - WESH (1972-77), WFTV (1977-1980)
  • Miami - WTVJ
  • Cleveland - WKYC
  • Sacramento - KXTV
  • Portland, OR - KOIN
  • Charlotte - WBTV
  • Indianapolis - WLWI
  • San Diego - KGTV
  • Salt Lake City - KUTV
  • Hartford - WTIC
  • Columbus, OH - WBNS
  • Kansas City - KCMO
  • Greenville, SC - WFBC
  • Cincinnati - WCPO
  • Milwaukee - WTMJ
  • West Palm Beach - WEAT
  • Las Vegas - KLAS
  • Birmingham - WBRC
  • Oklahoma City - WKY
  • Norfolk - WAVY
  • Buffalo - WKBW
  • Fresno - KFSN
  • Richmond, VA - WTVR
  • Scranton - WBRE
  • Knoxville - WBIR
  • Lexington - WKYT
  • Tucson - KVOA
  • Dayton - WHIO
  • Des Moines - WHO
  • Green Bay - WBAY
  • Roanoke - WDBJ
  • Toledo - WTOL
  • Waco - KWTX
  • Syracuse - WHEN
  • Springfield, IL - WCIA
  • South Bend - WNDU
  • Evansville - WTVW
  • Lansing - WJIM
  • Sioux City - KCAU
  • Rochester, MN - KAUS
  • Bangor - WABI
  • Terre Haute - WTWO
  • Kirksville - KTVO
  • Presque Isle - WAGM


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Episode Status[]

The Price is Right (70s Syndicated Run)/Episode List [1]

See Also[]

The Price is Right
The Price is Right (1985)
The Price is Right (1994)
E! True Hollywood Story: The Price is Right
Road to Price
Gameshow Marathon
InFANity: The Price is Right
Rich Fields Gone Wild
The Price is Right Male Model Search
Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
The Price is Right: The Barker Era


Official CBS website of The Price is Right
Official Website of The Price is Right
The Price is Right @ Pearson's Official Website (via Internet Archive)
The Price is Right program description @ FremantleMedia (via Internet Archive)
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Official The Price is Right YouTube Channel
The Price is Right description by Game Show Network (via Internet Archive)
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Jay's New The Price is Right Page (via Internet Archive)
The Price is Right FAQ
Salute to Price is Right pricing game
The Price is Right Wiki
The Definitive Ranking of The Price is Right Pricing Games
The Price is Right: Season 43, Episode 118
Come On Down! Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Price is Right
9 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were On The Price is Right
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