He/she faces a wrong four digit price in white on red, with the inverted numbers red on white. The player can "flip" the first two numbers, "flop" the last two numbers or "flip & flop" all four numbers. Making the right decision wins the prize with that price.
History and BloopersEdit
- In the history of this game, there have been several flops all together. Here are several that are memorable:
- On June 6, 2002 (#2204K), contestant Rebecca played for a clock. Although she flopped and guessed the price of the clock correctly, once Bob pressed the button to reveal the price, the price reveal got stuck and allowed Bob and Rebecca to tear the top piece.
- Once the contestant guesses the price, it is the host's responsibility to press the button to reveal the price. The first time the contestant actually did this was on March 5, 2003 (#2463K). Elizabeth flopped guessing the price for a trip to Spain but after her guess she revealed the price herself. Bob said, "Who needs me?"
- The most outrageous moment was on April 4, 2005 (#3231K) when Breton played for a digital piano. Breton tried to figure out how to operate the game, but he pressed the button revealing the correct price too early before making a guess; thus making the game a moot to the shock of the in-studio audience, Rich Fields, the models and the production staff. Bob, who was already disillusioned with Breton for being "The slowest moving young man [he'd] ever met", stormed off the stage, claiming that he was going home; he then returned saying he would not stay on the stage with "this troublemaker!" Bob ultimately awarded Breton the prize, and ordered him to get off the stage. During the Showcase Showdown, Bob warned Breton not to pull any additional "funny stuff". On a note of extreme irony, the theme for one of the showcases that episode was about 'cheating'. This episode was never aired on the East Coast on the original broadcast due to coverage of the funeral of Pope John Paul II, and was also never aired on the August 15, 2005 rebroadcast due to the conclusion of the PGA Championship that had been rained out the day before.
- Another contestant revealed the price on a 2009 episode after her guess, but Drew said he was going to let her do it anyway.
- On April 25, 2011 (#5541K), to avoid those occurrences from repeating, the button was moved to the left out of the way so Drew would always reveal the price himself, but he would often let the contestant reveal the price for themselves.
- On August 11, 2015 (#7202K, aired out of order on August 10), Flip Flop was renamed "Flip Flops" for the summer beach party theme.
- The first number of any prize can be any number but a "0".
- The most number of times this game was played in any season was 35.
- This pricing game was the first to premiere in the 2000s.
Premiere Playing (February 25, 2000, #1375K)Edit
Elizabeth Gets Extremely Helpful in Flip Flop (March 5, 2003, #2463K)Edit
Flip Flop Cheater (April 4, 2005, #3231K)Edit
First Flip Flop Winner with Drew Carey (December 10, 2007, #4121K, aired out of order on November 19)Edit
A Prop Problem in Flip Flop (October 27, 2008, #4481K, aired out of order on October 13)Edit
A Blooper in Flip Flop (April 23, 2009, #4724K)Edit
Flip Flop for a Pair of Polaris TrailBlazer 330 ATV's (December 24, 2010, #5365K)Edit
Teri Plays Flip Flop with Jenny McCarthy (October 14, 2011, #5665K, aired out of order on January 3, 2012)Edit
Flip Flop for a Yamaha Majesty Motorscooter (October 28, 2013, #6471K, aired out of order on October 29)Edit
Flip Flop for a Kymco Compagnio 110i Motorscooter and a Honda FourTrax Recon 250 ATV (January 2, 2014, #6554K, aired out of order on July 2, originally rescheduled to air on June 26, then to June 30)Edit
Flip Flops (August 11, 2015, #7202K, aired out of order on August 10)Edit
Flip Flop's 16th Birthday (February 25, 2016, #7424K)Edit
Kanishia Plays Flip Flop with Wilmer Valderrama (February 23, 2017, #7824K, aired out of order on February 21)Edit
From February 8, 2018 (#8204K, aired out of order on January 18)Edit
Daniece's Germany Trip and Cash Equivalent Win featuring a Prop Malfunction (October 10, 2018, #6443K)Edit
Another Prop Problem in Flop Flop (May 21, 2019, #8762K, aired out of order on May 14)Edit
Flip Flop CheatersEdit
A playing in which a contestant cheats (Bob Barker Era) (April 4, 2005, #3231K)