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Double Prices is the simplest pricing game of all and the last of the three played on the premiere show.

GameplayEdit

  • The contestant is shown two prices, one of which is the right price. If you choose the right price, you win the prize. The higher price is on the top and the lower price is on the bottom.
  • For Episodes 3, 4, and 6 (#003N, #004N and #006N, respectively) of Dennis James' version, the game was played with two prizes. So in effect, that version was called "Double Double Prices".
  • Traditionally Double Prices is considered a "time saver" game due to its fast gameplay and frequently appears on episodes with pricing games that take longer to play.

HistoryEdit

  • Double Prices was the very first pricing game to be lost on its first playing but got its very first win the next day (#0012D, aired out of order on September 6, 1972).
  • Overall, Double Prices has been played more times than any other pricing game with Most Expensive as the second-highest ranked pricing game played.
  • On May 18, 1977 (#2383D), the game still didn't get its title but the podium had changed. For a full proof, see above.
  • On March 21, 1983 (#4851D), the third blue podium was introduced, with the show's original logo in white letters with the yellow price down dollar sign.
  • In January 14, 1987 (#6333D), the fourth Double Prices podium premiered, but it was in black. Not only that, the game got its title and the show's logo got colored to match what was on the big doors.
  • On February 6, 1987 (#6365D), the fourth Double Prices podium has taken on its normal, blue appearance.
  • On June 7, 2001 (#1844K), the font style of the "Double Prices" logo changed.
  • The original logo returned on April 1, 2011 (#5505K) as a specially made prop for a joke. When Drew pressed the button, the logo fell down, revealing a bunch of groceries and smoke. The logo was brought back for good on April 28, 2011 (#5544K).
  • As of May 7, 2009 (#4744K), whenever a trip is displayed on the audience monitor, it is played in front of the contestant's row.
  • On October 22, 2013 (#6462K, aired out of order on October 8), a contestant named Vernon Johnson won a $20,000 bonus for being the first person on stage to win their pricing game during PCH week. It was played in the fourth slot.
  • Since the fourth Double Prices podium debuted in 1987, the Double Prices logo was absent four times-- October 4, 1995 (#9673D), January 10, 1996 (#9803D), November 1, 1996 (#0115K) and November 20, 1996 (#0143K).
  • During Bob Barker's final episode that aired on: June 15, 2007 (#4035K), Double Prices was played for a car that was worth $29,560, and was won.
  • On March 24, 2017 (#7865K, aired out of order on March 31), the College Rivals episode, former WWE ring announcer Lilián Garcia (South Carolina) won a $10,747 trip to London, England, while Dulcinea Harju (Clemson) was denied.
  • On September 20, 2017 (#8013K, aired out of order on September 22), Double Prices got a new gameboard, the same shape as the 1987 gameboard and operated the same way.

TriviaEdit

  • The most number of times this game was played in any season was 83.
  • It was the last of 3 pricing games to premiere in the premiere episode on September 4, 1972 (#0011D). The other 2 were Any Number and Bonus Game.
  • Double Prices was one of seven pricing games seen in the first taping session of season 36, which was seen on October 15, 2007 (#4041K, aired out of order on October 16), October 23, 2007 (#4052K, aired out of order on November 1), November 1, 2007 (#4064K, aired out of order on October 24), November 9, 2007 (#4075K, aired out of order on November 6), November 14, 2007 (#4083K, aired out of order on November 27), and November 19, 2007 (#4091K, aired out of order on December 11). It was also one of three "old" pricing games seen in the sixth taping session of the season, which was seen on November 26, 2007 (#4101K) with guest Wayne Newton, December 4, 2007 (#4112K), December 12, 2007 (#4123K), January 7, 2008 (#4131K, aired out of order on January 9), January 18, 2008 (#4145K), and January 23, 2008 (#4153K).

Foreign versions of Double PricesEdit

  • The game is played the same way in other parts of the world, with the only notable difference being the game's name:
    • Mexico: "Con Melon o Con Sandia?" (With Cantaloupe or With Watermelon? players chose the price by saying the name of the melon attached to the price rather than the price itself.)
    • United Kingdom: "Double Price Tags" (at least during Bruce Forsyth's run)
    • Australia: "Two Price Tags" (at least during Larry Emdur's runs)

PicturesEdit

1st LookEdit

Premiere Playing (September 4, 1972, #0011D)Edit

First Double Prices Winner (September 5, 1972, #0012D, aired out of order on September 6)Edit

From September 8, 1972 (#0015D, aired out of order on September 5)Edit

Double Double Prices (October 16, 1972, #006N)Edit

Double Prices for a Janus Ghost 13 Sailboat (January 30, 1973, #0222D)Edit

Double Prices for a GA Enterprises Soda Fountain (July 17, 1973, #0462D, aired out of order on September 13)Edit

Double Prices for a Kayot Peddle Aquabike (July 12, 1974, #0975D)Edit

Double Prices for a Pair of Indian Motorcycles (January 13, 1976, #1762D)Edit

2nd LookEdit

Debut of the Revamped Green Double Prices Podium (May 18, 1977, #2383D)Edit

Double Prices for a Zinman Furs Mink Fur Coat (March 17, 1978, #2735D)Edit

A Cruise Ship Prop Problem in Double Prices (November 3, 1980, #3851D)Edit

Double Prices for a Ford Mustang (November 6, 1980, #3854D)Edit

Double Prices for an Isuzu Deluxe Sedan (October 15, 1982, #4625D)Edit

Double Prices for a Chevrolet Chevette (December 30, 1982, #4734D)Edit

Double Prices for a Gas Pump Aquarium (February 8, 1983, #4792D)Edit

3rd LookEdit

Double Prices for a Chevrolet Cavalier 2-Door Sedan (October 27, 1983, #5054D)Edit

Double Prices for a 1932 Ford ½ Scale Replica (November 1, 1983, #5062D)Edit

Double Prices for a Dodge Aries Station Wagon (September 13, 1985, #N 0015)Edit

Double Prices for a Chevrolet Monte Carlo (September 24, 1985, #N 0032)Edit

Double Prices for an Aquatic Paddle Cruiser (May 6, 1986, #N 0312)Edit

Double Prices as a Play Along Game (May 26, 1986, #6141D)Edit

4th LookEdit

Debut of 4th Look (January 14, 1987, #6333D)Edit

First Appearance of the Blue Double Prices Podium (February 6, 1987, #6365D)Edit

From October 14, 1987 (#6603D)Edit

Double Prices for a Sand Toys Dune Buggy (September 11, 1989, #7331D)Edit

Double Prices for an Amphibious Vehicle (December 7, 1989, #7454D)Edit

Double Prices for an Addictor Hugger Sport Boat (February 26, 1993, #8715D)Edit

Double Prices Without the Logo (October 4, 1995, #9673K)Edit

Double Prices Without the Logo (November 1, 1996, #0115K)Edit

Another Playing Without the Logo (November 20, 1996, #0143K)Edit

Double Prices for a Catalina Mahogany Spa on Christmas Day (December 25, 1996, #0183K)Edit

Double Prices for a Ford Escort SE Station Wagon (April 9, 1998, #0724K)Edit

Double Prices for a Rinker 180 Bowrider (September 17, 2001, #1861K, aired out of order on September 24)Edit

Double Prices for a Harley-Davidson XL1200 Custom Sportster (June 14, 2002, #005SP, aired out of order on June 13)Edit

Double Prices for a Regal 1800 LSR Bowrider (February 5, 2003, #007SP, aired out of order on February 7, originally rescheduled to air on February 19)Edit

Double Prices for a Polaris MSX140 Watercraft (December 13, 2003, #013SP)Edit

Gregory Plays Double Prices With a Broken Arm (May 12, 2004, #2913K)Edit

Double Prices for a Crestliner 1685 Pontoon Boat (April 9, 2005, #019SP, aired out of order on April 16)Edit

Final Playing with Bob Barker (June 15, 2007, #4035K)Edit

First Playing with Drew Carey (October 15, 2007, #4041K, aired out of order on October 16)Edit

Wayne Newton Makes a Guest Appearance During Double Prices (November 26, 2007, #4101K)Edit

Double Prices for a Ford Mustang Convertible (April 30, 2008, #030SP, aired out of order on May 21)Edit

A Double Prices Mishap from Season 37 (November 19, 2008, #4513K, aired out of order on November 12)Edit

First Playing in Front of Contestant's Row (May 7, 2009, #4744K)Edit

iJustine Plays Double Prices (November 5, 2009, #4894K, the ceremonial 7,000th episode, in reality, 7,146th)Edit

Double Prices for a Club Car XRT850 Dale Earnhardt Jr Golf Cart (December 23, 2009, #4963K)Edit

A Double Prices Mishap from Season 39 (April 1, 2011, #5505K)Edit

Rose Plays Double Prices with Heidi Klum (October 10, 2011, #5661K, aired out of order on January 6, 2012)Edit

From Halloween 2011 (#5691K)Edit

Double Prices for a Ural Patrol T Motorcycle with Sidecar (February 14, 2012, #5842K)Edit

Ryan Plays Double Prices with Nene Leakes (January 25, 2013, #6195K, aired out of order on February 19, originally rescheduled to air on February 22)Edit

Manuela Arbelaez Hosts Double Prices (April 1, 2013, #6291K)Edit

From the 8,000th Show (April 2, 2014, #6683K, aired out of order on April 7)Edit

Double Prices for a Honda CTX700N Motorcycle (March 3, 2015, #7032K, aired out of order on April 7)Edit

From Decades Week (September 21, 2015, #7211K)Edit

Double Prices for a Honda CRF230F Off-Road Motorcycle and an Electrolux Washer & Dryer (April 27, 2017, #7914K)Edit

Last Win With the 4th Look Double Prices Podium (June 6, 2017, #7972K)Edit

Last Appearance of the 4th Look Double Prices Podium (August 21, 2017, #8001K, aired out of order on September 8, originally rescheduled to air on August 25)Edit

5th LookEdit

Debut of Double Prices' Fifth Set (September 20, 2017, #8013K, aired out of order on September 22)Edit

From October 2, 2017 (#8031K)Edit

First Loss With the Double Prices Makeover (October 13, 2017, #8045K)Edit

From the Best of 2017 Special (December 29, 2017, #8145K)Edit

Double Prices for a Mini Cooper (September 17, 2018, #8411K)Edit

Jessica's Backyard Set and Cash Equivalent Win (October 10, 2018, #8443K)Edit

From Halloween 2018 (#8473K)Edit

Double Prices for a $19,000+ Trip to Greece (December 31, 2018, #8561K)Edit

Double Love Prices (February 14, 2019, #8624K)Edit

Preschool Double Prices (March 18, 2019, #8671K, aired out of order on April 22, originally rescheduled to air on March 11)Edit

Deaf Contestant Plays Double Prices (June 19, 2019, #8803K)Edit

Serlo's Australia Trip and $42,000 Tesla Bonus Win (September 26, 2019, #8824K, aired out of order on September 23)Edit

Double Prices for a $12,000+ Trip to Lake Como, Italy (October 10, 2019, #8844K)Edit

A Double Prices Win With Catherine's Winnings Added to the Showcase Jackpot (October 17, 2019, #8854K)Edit

Double Prices With Tiffany Coyne from Let's Make a Deal (November 20, 2019, #8903K, aired out of order on March 25, 2020)Edit

Double Prices With Sharon Osborne & Sheryl Underwood (November 25, 2019, #8911K)Edit

Double Prices With Anderson .Paak (January 23, 2020, #8994K, aired out of order on January 20)Edit

YouTube VideosEdit

A Minor Cruise Ship Prop Problem in Double Prices (November 3, 1980, #3851D)
Debut of Double Prices' Fourth Podium (January 14, 1987, #6333D)
A Technical Mishap in Double Prices (November 19, 2008, #4513K, aired out of order on November 12)
Debut of the Fifth Double Prices Podium (September 20, 2017, #8013K, aired out of order on September 22)
Double Price for a Mini Cooper (September 17, 2018, #8411K)
A Double Prices Win with a Tesla Bonus (September 26, 2019, #8824K, aired out of order on September 23)

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