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Is the PRICE IS RIGHT Rigged?

October 16, 2007 by  

Drew Carey took over for the legendary Bob Barker today as the new host of THE PRICE IS RIGHT, but were things just a little too perfect for his first day on the job? Are we to believe that all the contestants who came on down just happen to walk away winners? Something is a little suspect here.

Check out a montage of today’s big winners courtesy of BestWeekEver.TV.

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11 Responses to “Is the PRICE IS RIGHT Rigged?”

  1. Is the PRICE IS RIGHT Rigged? — All This Nonsense on October 16th, 2007 6:45 pm

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  2. Michele on October 16th, 2007 8:51 pm

    You know, I only caught bits and pieces of it as it aired, but he kept bellowing about a ‘perfect show’ and I couldn’t help but have those same thoughts. I like Drew Carey (most of the time) and I think he has potential to be a good fit for the show, but it was all a little too ‘Look how great this is!” for me.

  3. Colin on October 17th, 2007 12:40 pm

    I heard the show was aired out of order, it was taped later than the show intended to be the season premiere, and since it was a perfect show, CBS decided to start the season with it.

    Besides, ever watch “Quiz Show”? I doubt the networks would wanna go through that again

  4. Jonathan on October 17th, 2007 4:30 pm

    It may or may not have been rigged but what got me was that he didn’t get the end right. How could he mess up ‘Help control the pet population, have your pets spayed or neutered. Good Bye everybody!” He wasn’t even that close. Had he never heard it before? Did he ever watch the show? Come on!

  5. boboj on May 13th, 2010 1:48 pm

    I findit absolutely lucridous that “ordinary” people fromthe audience change nail the exact cost of a car!! Or boat. Or entertainment centers, or just about everything that Carey slobbers over as a gift. I recall that once there was a game show named “The 64 Thousand Dollar Question” After some time, congress decided to investigate when one of the contestants was told to miss questions so that Van Cliburn (Great concert pianist) would win,

    Cliburn was given answered to questions that the other contestant was not prepared for, ergo he hit the road.

    A small hearing-aide type receivered is probably placed in the ears of the contestants on TPIR prior to the show, and information for actual prices is relayed to the,m.

    Jim Baker used this routine when he was going to “save” folks on his show. In the back, plants would listen to the people complaining abou sickenss, and so Baker would amaze the audience by placing his hands on the forhead if the poor sick person, and declare that they were cured of their sickness.

  6. Jon on September 2nd, 2010 11:36 am

    I think it’s funny how the audience is filled with elderly people (98% of the audience) but somehow someway everyday the only 2-3 cute young girls in the crowd get randomly called down! Lol..oh them and military personnel..give me a break, when I was kid nothing but old ladies and old men got called’s a joke

  7. bobo on February 3rd, 2011 12:13 pm

    This show is definitely rigged! It is sometimes absolutely incredible that a little old lady from Bismark North Dakota just happens to pick the right prick for a new car, yet she probably doesn’t even know the manufactureror tpe of vehicle it is. Secondly isn;’t it amazing that the same amount of ethnic people vs. caucasians are seleced as contestants? Racial profiling comes into play, yet local police cannot legally inquire as to a person’s citizenship status.

  8. June on February 17th, 2011 11:33 am

    Something more recent….
    This reminded me of how game shows could be rigged. This aired just in the past 2-3 weeks.
    A woman recently was called accidently by Drew as the winning bid, but it was another contestant that had the correct bid.
    Drew apologized, and the correct bidder got up on stage and played her game.
    When the woman who Drew mistakenly called finally got up on stage,(Well. Was that the beginning of the rigging? I guess we’ll never know unless we worked for the show.) she won her prize, which I believe was a car.
    Then she “spun” one dollar on the big wheel and amazingly enough, she “spun” another dollar. So, that’s a thousand dollar bonus and then another 25 thousand dollar bonus. (Enough money to cover her taxes for her prizes.)
    On top of all that, she won her showcase which was another car!
    I wonder if all of this was set up because Drew felt bad for this woman initially and the show glossed his mistake over!

  9. all TV is messing with you for fuck sakes people on April 19th, 2011 1:02 am

    i’ll speak my mind alright. i watched this sshow as a kid growing up & i know the gameshow is rigged. it was a big industry to have actors. just like police use provocateurs, television uses smoke & mirrors….crooks. yeah…it’s a joke to take advantage of the average person i guess. bob barker & all of those assholes that knew of the deviousness. check out the cgi in hole in one with janice putting.

  10. bobo on August 22nd, 2011 11:12 am

    I was in the game show industry ever since the infamous rigged and congressionally investigated “Sixty-Four Thousand Dollar Question”. Usually actors are used as contestants in most game shows, primed with answers before the show is taped. This goes back to all of the shows aired using a panel-type format. “What’s my line”, “Hollywood Squares”, “Let’s Make a Deal” are but a few of those rigged prior to airing. The biggest of them all though is “The Price is Right” in which Drew Carey almost has an orgasm each time a “contestant” gives the correct retail price for an item they know absolutetly NOTHING about it’s value. The audience also employs professional “screamers”, usually young women who scream at each and every action taking place on a stage. The Oprah Winfrey, Rachael Ray, The View, The Talk, and every other daytime waste of television also include professional “screamers”. Check it out on the web…

  11. Rayann on January 29th, 2015 1:31 pm

    I just went on TPIR, I thought it was a little sketchy….we wanted to get there early so that we could get great seats! It doesn’t work that way they randomly seat you! Two girls that happened to be about 50 people behind us got pulled out of line (it was one girls birthday, so she said)! When we finally got into the studio they where already sitting down in the seats assigned to them. She got called up of course, won $1000 on the big wheel and the showcase showdown!! SCETCHY!!!