“The Price Is Right” To Record First Ever Kids Special This March
For the second time in The Price Is Right‘s history, a special episode is being taped where minors will be allowed to play. On Camera Audiences, the official ticket handler for Price, has put out a notice that the first-ever Kids Special will be taping on the afternoon of March 25th. Children between the ages of 8 and 14 will be allowed to attend with their parent/legal guardian and be selected as a possible contestant team to “come on down” and play to win cash and prizes. Each parent may bring up to two children, so if two parents come together, up to four children may attend. Last year, teenagers were allowed to play with their parents to win a new automobile in the Teen Drivers Special, the first time contestants under the age of 18 were eligible to compete on Price. Interested groups can go to On Camera Audiences’ site and request tickets for that program.
A similar concept has been tried before on the Australian version of The Price Is Right a few years ago on a special “Generation Gap” episode with grandparents and grandchildren. We have embedded that episode at the bottom and, as you can see by watching some of it, the idea actually came off pretty well. Many team shows have been done on the stateside version and have been executed in a good fashion. While I don’t think the younger kids will probably have the skills necessary to price designer luggage, they will probably have a ball punching holes out of the Punch-a-Bunch board, dropping Plinko chips or rolling cubes down the Let ‘Em Roll track. Jeopardy! has a Kids Week every year that is often entertaining and shows off the intelligence of children pretty well. How do you feel about this special week coming to The Price Is Right?