The Best of The Price is Right
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Very first show is not included - because the very first item up for bids (IUFB) was a FUR COAT. Bob Barker has since become an animal rights activist and wouldn't clear the show, even though BCI, the makers of this collection, agreed to add a disclaimer. I think I have to side with Bob on this - it would be nice to see the show for historical purposes, but it does make him look like a hypocrite.
Missing models and decades - Barker and his beauties have beefs with each other. He admitted to an affair he had with Dian Parkinson, who sued him for $8 million afterwards. Holly Holstrom sued him for unlawful termination when she was fired in 1995 for being overweight. She got money in a settlement that was reportedly in the millions. Janice and Kathleen were let go in 2000, mainly because they testified in Holly's lawsuit against Barker and sided with Holly. They supposedly were paid a severence package in agreement not to sue. The 80s and 90s shows featured all of the models mentioned. Apparently Barker doesn't want to models to get any more money. Janice is featured since she was on from the first show and Diane is on an hour-long show. No Holly or Kathleen in this set.
No Rod Roddy - Bob reportedly got mad at Rod when he (Rod) went to negotiate for himself and the models that their salary for the nighttime specials should be equal to if not more than the daytime show. Bob cut Rod's on-camera time from the show after that.Read more ›
However, what you do get is worth every penny:
The first disc contains mostly episodes from the original 1950s series (i.e. pre-Bob Barker days), and while I didn't expect much going in, I have to admit these early episodes have a certain charm. They also provide a good comparison / contrast to the more familiar series we all know and love.
The second and third discs contain episodes from 1972 (the first season) to 1975. It would have been nice to have the very first episode included in this set, but you get a good sampling, none the less. It's interesting to see the very early episodes where many of the seats were empty and mistakes and malfunctions in the equipment are common. As time progressed, audience attendance increased and new games are added... and some games (like the unwinnable bullseye game) are dropped.
The fourth disc contains episodes from Bob Barker's final week on the show. I haven't watched this disc yet, but I'm looking forward to it since I missed these when they originally aired.
Having grown up watching TPIR (since the early 1980s anyway), I'm excited to be able to own ANY of the early episodes in a long-lasting, high-quality format.Read more ›
I have a problem with this being promoted as the "Best of The Price Is Right". This is in fact a compilation of what seems as the first season of The Price Is Right, their move to 1 hour episodes and the last week of Bob Barker.
I have seen better episodes on the Internet. I wish I could get my money back, but I would not be able to.
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