“The Price is Right” Celebrates 40th Anniversary Today
Today is a pretty big day for game show fans. CBS’s daytime show The Price is Right celebrates 40 years on the air. Price has been celebrating the special occasion all season long with big games, special guests, and giant prizes. However, they’re going all-out this morning (11:00AM ET) with a special episode devoted to the show’s rich, long history. Previous contestants from various eras have returned to the Price set in hopes to “come on down” one more time and win giant prizes. Different eras and hosts for the show include Bill Cullen, Bob Barker, Dennis James, Drew Carey, Tom Kennedy, and Doug Davidson. We showed you some pictures of the event not too long ago to get you ready for today’s show. Long time fans, and those who have watched the numerous episodes on YouTube, may recognize some familiar faces. It should be a great show so don’t miss it.
To prepare for today’s special episode, take a look at the very first episode of The Price is Right from 40 years ago, to the day. We discussed this with Wheel of Fortune‘s pilot some time ago, but it’s amazing that, apart from cosmetic changes, the show has practically stayed identical to how it was 40 years ago.