The Price is Right

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The Price is Right
Come on down!
Genre: Game Show
Running Time: 38–48 minutes (1975–present)
22–26 minutes (1972–75; 1972–80 Nighttime; 1985–86 Nighttime)
Country: United States
Release Date: September 4, 1972 – present (current version)
Network(s): CBS
Created by: Bob Stewart
Mark Goodson
Bill Todman
Distributed by: Viacom Enterprises
Coca-Cola Telecommunications
Starring: Drew Carey
Amber Lancaster
George Gray
James O'Halloran
Manuela Arbeláez
Rachel Reynolds
Devin Goda
Seasons: 49
Episodes: 9,000+

The Price is Right is a long running American game show that ran from 1956 to 1965, and since September 4, 1972. The UK would get their own version of this show from 1984 to 2007.

Why It Rocks

  1. Bob Barker is a great host. Drew Carey is a suitable successor since 2007.
  2. Beautiful models, including Janice Pennington, Holly Hallstrom, Dian Parkinson and the like.
  3. Great pricing games, especially Punch-A-Bunch, Lucky $even, and Plinko.
  4. Catchy music, especially the theme song.
  5. Great announcing by Johnny Olson, Rod Roddy, Rich Fields, and currently George Gray.
  6. Funny moments, including Bob's "I'm about as apt to give it to her as I am to give her my house!".
  7. The 1956 version is already great, with a great host in Bill Cullen, a great format, great announcing by Don Pardo, and a great theme song.
  8. The British version had its share of great hosts in Leslie Crowther from 1984 to 1989, Bob Warman in 1989, Sir Bruce Forsyth from 1995 to 2001, and Joe Pasquale in 2007.
  9. It recently had "mash-up weeks" with Let's Make A Deal, which were very decent.

Bad Qualities

  1. Some bad pricing games over the years, like Shower Game. Professor Price, in particular, has its own page on the sister wiki.
  2. The show went downhill from Season 31 to the announcer tryout period of Season 39.
  3. In 2012, Seven Network made an awful shortlived Australian revival that had none of what made the originals so good.


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