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It's in the Bag is the game where matching grocery items in bags lead to big bucks.

GameplayEdit

  • The contestant is shown six grocery items and five grocery bags. Each bag has a price on it which corresponds with one of the six grocery items. One item's price is not listed on any bag.
  • One by one, the contestant must choose the item that matches the price on each bag. Then, the item inside the first bag is revealed. If it matches the chosen item, they win $1,000. They may then keep the money or go on to the next bag, essentially making a double-or-nothing bet that they have chosen the next item correctly. This repeats for each successive bag; thus doubling the money from $2,000 to $4,000 to $8,000 to the top cash prize of $16,000.

HistoryEdit

  • It's in the Bag has been officially won at least 30 times (excluding one primetime officially won). It got its first win on December 9, 1997 (#0562K), the game's 9th playing, while its most recent win happened on November 11, 2019 (#8891K).
  • On The Price is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular, starting on April 16, 2005 (#020SP, aired out of order on April 9), the last bag is tripled to $24,000. Before this, the prize was still $16,000.
  • When the game debuted, the lights that show the cash values were yellow; beginning on October 8, 1997 (#0473K), the game's second playing, the lights turned blue.
  • On February 20, 2009 (#4635K), the opening reveal's background changed from black to purple with a green border designed like the big doors.
  • On November 18, 2014 (#6892K, aired out of order on November 11) and October 18, 2019 (#8855K, aired out of order on October 16), during Big Money Week, it was revealed with the Door #4 video wall. On top of that, It's in the Bag was played for $80,000 with each step quintupled ($5,000-$10,000-$20,000-$40,000-$80,000). During the first playing, it was lost on the fourth bag, while it was lost on the second bag during the second playing.
  • On another Big Money Week, from February 20, 2018 (#8222K), the game was played for double the normal amount to $32,000, with the amounts doubled for each bag. On that playing, contestant Max Eunice stopped at the right time on the third bag and left with $8,000.
  • On the Summer special on August 11, 2015 (#7202K, aired out of order on August 10), June 20, 2017 (#7992K) and June 21, 2019 (#8805K), the game was renamed It's in the Beach Bag. On the first playing, contestant Misty Dillard bailed out at $8,000, but should have won $16,000 as the contestant had all five items right; on the second, contestant, Voncia Mitchell stopped at $4,000 but got the last two in the wrong order; and on the third, contestant Pamela Downs lost on the fifth bag.
  • On The Amazing Race primetime special from May 25, 2016 (#036SP), the set was repainted. On June 8, 2016 (#7573K), the repainted set got carried over to the daytime show.
  • It's in the Bag had been the 2nd game to be played in the game's slotting list. It had been this way for over 150 times.
  • A blooper occurred on the June 2, 2020 (#9172K) episode where when Drew pressed the button to reveal what was behind the $8,000 bag, the bag didn't drop.

TriviaEdit

  • A short-lived game show also called It's in the Bag originally aired on the now-defunct DuMont network from 1950 until 1951 then on ABC in 1952. The show was originally hosted by Win Elliott (1950-1951), then Jerry Toman (Jan 1952) and finally Bob Russell (Jan-Feb 1952).
  • The most number of times this game was played in any season was 27.
  • It's in the Bag is the first pricing game to debut on an episode with a production code ending in K.
  • It's in the Bag was one of seven pricing games seen on the second taping session of Season 36, which was seen on October 16, 2007 (#4042K, aired out of order on October 29), October 22, 2007 (#4051K, aired out of order on December 6), October 30, 2007 (#4062K, aired out of order on October 15), November 8, 2007 (#4074K, aired out of order on January 22, 2008), November 16, 2007 (#4085K, aired out of order on November 21), and November 21, 2007 (#4093K, aired out of order on October 22).
  • In 2008 and 2010 editions of The Price is Right, instead of matching the items on each bag, matching the correct price tags on each bag. In the 2008 edition, 2010 edition, and The Price is Right Decades, there are four bags instead of five bags. The corresponding cash-values of the games for each bag are $2,000, $4,000, $8,000, and $16,000.

International versions of It's in the BagEdit

  • Mexico: Called "Échatelo A la Bolsa" (translated to "Put it in the Bag"), the game was played for MX$32,000. The corresponding cash-values for each bag are $2,000-$4,000-$8,000-$16,000-$32,000.
  • Netherlands: Called "Gelukstas" (translated as "Lucky Bag"), the game was played for €6.000. The corresponding cash-values for each bag are €500-€1.000-€2.000-€3.500-€6.000.
  • Vietnam: Called "Túi ba gang" (translated as "Three Gang Bag" ('Gang' is Vietnamese length unit equal to space between thumb tip and pinky tip), the game was played for 16.000.000 VND. The corresponding cash-values for each bag are the same as the US.
  • Australia: Played for a Big W shopping spree.
  • New Zealand: A popular TV game show with the same name ran on TVNZ originally ran on radio in 1954 then was translated on television from 1973 until 1992. The show original host was Selwyn Todgood from 1973 until 1986 followed by John Hawkesby from 1986 until 1990 then was replaced by Nick Tansley in 1992. Various episodes from both the Todgood and Hawkesby eras when the channel began transmission on the new Freeview service on September 30, 2007. Seventeen years later, the show was revived on Maori Television hosted by Pio Terei and Stacey Morrison in 2009.

PicturesEdit

Premiere Playing (September 26, 1997, #0455K)Edit

First It's in the Bag Winner (December 9, 1997, #0562K)Edit

First It's in the Bag Win of Season 27 (September 24, 1998, #0824K)Edit

Third It's in the Bag Win of Season 27 (May 12, 1999, #1123K)Edit

Fourth and Last It's in the Bag Win of Season 27 (June 16, 1999, #1173K)Edit

First It's in the Bag Win of Season 28 (October 29, 1999, #1235K)Edit

Second and Last It's in the Bag Win of Season 28 (March 7, 2000, #1392K)Edit

Ashley Rose's Heartbreaking It's in the Bag Loss (May 5, 2000, #1435K)Edit

Rebekah's Painful $8,000 Bailout (September 20, 2000, #1503K)Edit

First It's in the Bag Win of Season 30 (November 19, 2001, #1951K)Edit

Second It's in the Bag Win of Season 30 (March 6, 2002, #2093K)Edit

A Primetime It's in the Bag Winner (May 24, 2002, #002SP, aired out of order on May 30)Edit

First It's in the Bag Win of Season 31 (October 10, 2002, #2254K)Edit

Lindsay's It's in the Bag Christmas Miracle Win (December 19, 2002, #2354K)Edit

Fourth & Last It's in the Bag Win of Season 31 (May 22, 2003, #2554K)Edit

Cheryle Gets All 5 Bags Wrong (December 19, 2003, #2725K)Edit

Adrian's Painful $4,000 Bailout (December 24, 2003, #2733K)Edit

Nicolas' It's in the Bag Christmas Miracle Win (December 20, 2004, #3101K)Edit

First Appearance of $24,000 It's in the Bag (April 16, 2005, #020SP, aired out of order on April 9)Edit

Second It's in the Bag Win of Season 33 (May 26, 2005, #3294K)Edit

Angela's $16,000 It's in the Bag Win (November 11, 2005, #3405K)Edit

Last It's in the Bag Winner with Bob Barker (February 17, 2006, #3535K)Edit

Final Playing with Bob Barker (June 13, 2007, #4033K)Edit

First It's in the Bag Winner with Drew Carey (October 30, 2007, #4062K, aired out of order on October 15 as the first playing with Drew)Edit

An It's in the Bag Christmas Eve Win (December 24, 2007, #4171K)Edit

The Only It's in the Bag Win of Season 37 (April 29, 2009, #4733K)Edit

The Only It's in the Bag Win of Season 38 (January 22, 2010, #5005K)Edit

Doriena's Painful $4,000 Bailout (March 8, 2011, #5472K)Edit

The Only It's in the Bag Win of Season 40 (September 22, 2011, #5634K)Edit

Ashley Plays It's in the Bag with Demi Lovato (January 24, 2013, #6194K, aired out of order on February 22, originally rescheduled to air on February 21)Edit

The Only It's in the Bag Win of Season 41 (April 17, 2013, #6313K, aired out of order on March 28)Edit

The Only It's in the Bag Win of Season 42 (June 20, 2014, #6795K)Edit

$80,000 It's in the Bag from Season 43 (November 18, 2014, #6892K, aired out of order on November 11)Edit

First It's in the Bag Win of Season 43 (December 26, 2014, #6935K, aired out of order on October 2)Edit

Second and Last It's in the Bag Win of Season 43 (June 18, 2015, #7184K)Edit

It's in the Beach Bag 2015 (August 11, 2015, #7202K, aired out of order on August 10)Edit

Last It's in the Bag Win With Original Color Scheme (November 3, 2015, #7272K)Edit

Janelle's Painful $4,000 Bailout (March 4, 2016, #7435K)Edit

Last Playing With Original Color Scheme (May 19, 2016, #7544K)Edit

Debut of It's in the Bag's Repainted Set (May 25, 2016, #036SP)Edit

Dana's It's in the Bag Wipeout (September 28, 2016, #7623K)Edit

Carol's $1,000 Bailout (December 5, 2016, #7711K)Edit

Anthony Plays It's in the Bag with Jane Lynch (February 21, 2017, #7822K, aired out of order on February 22)Edit

It's in the Beach Bag 2017 (June 20, 2017, #7992K)Edit

It's in the Bag for $32,000 (February 20, 2018, #8222K)