Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Price Is EXACTLY Right!

This is not going to become a blog about game shows.... But 'The Price Is Right' keeps on getting amazing contestants!

What's better then being on 'The Price Is Right', making it all the way to The Showcase, being offered four luxury vacations to Chicago, Canada, Scotland, and South Africa worth over $30,000, and only guessing $439 less than the exact price of the entire prize package?

That's right! Making it all the way to The Showcase, being offered a karaoke system, pool table and 17 foot trailer worth $23,743, guessing the exact price of your showcase and winning both your package and the vacations! This has not happened since 1973!

Amazingly, this same contestant previously guessed the correct price of the prize during the bidding game to get onstage!

Now let's not get ahead of ourselves.... There's been a lot of accusations that this man cheated.... Some think that he may have been fed the answer from the audience, and some think he may have been given the correct price from show employees to help bolster ratings.... And for some reason, even though he's usually ecstatic about rare occurrences like this on the show, Drew Carey seems like he's not really too interested....

The contestant, however, while interviewed on the radio refuted the claims that he had cheated, and noted that:
  • He had seen the karaoke machine used as a prize before, and knew the price was $1,000.
  • He had seen pool tables on the show quite often, and knew the price was approximately $3,000.
  • Apparently, the rule of thumb for boats and trailers is that they cost $1,000 a foot. He misheard the announcer, and thought he said the trailer was 19 feet long instead of 17 feet long. So he thought the trailer was $19,000....
  • Finally, he opened his mouth and '743' just came out....
What do you think? Does it all add up? Is the 'price right'?


  1. Isn't it also possible that they changed the price AFTER he bid? I mean, maybe he was $20 off, and they just thought it was more sensational to have him be right on.

    As far as Drew's reaction, even if it's all legit and nobody cheated, the producers probably told Drew during the commercial break that the guy was exactly right.

  2. Allegedly, they stopped the filming for 45 minutes to investigate whether or not he cheated....

  3. Ohhh, weird... Did they tell the contestants that? And HOW would he have cheated anyway? Also, I thought if you were within $500 of the showcase price, you won both, so shouldn't the woman have won both too? I'm confused.

  4. I hate that I have no sound right now, I'm dying to watch the video :( I'll be back.

    Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing

  5. wow good for him! clever fellow:P

  6. hmmm Just because I am in a good mood this evening, I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he did not cheat and he is just a really smart guy.

  7. I would like to think the Price is Right, the network and Drew Carey would do the right thing and not allow this episode to air if the man cheated.


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