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Most Expensive is where the contestant has to pick the most expensive prize to win all 3 prizes.

GameplayEdit

The contestant is shown three prizes and must decide which one is the most expensive. The prices are then revealed one at a time, ending with the selected prize. A correct answer wins all three prizes.

HistoryEdit

  • The game premiered on October 16, 1972 (#0071D), but it wasn't won right away (picked the least expensive). 3 days later (#0074D), it was won for the first time.
  • On September 8, 1975 (#1581D, aired out of order on September 11), its second set was introduced; the game no longer shares props with Five Price Tags. On November 10, 1980 (#3861D), the silver parts of the Most Expensive props were changed to blue. Sometime during the 1984 portion of Season 13, definitely by October 25 (#5454D), the third set was introduced. On January 20, 1986 (#5961D), Most Expensive began using a unique set of price tags with graphics similar to its set. On February 12, 2010 (#5035K), the game finally got its title and the spelling of "Most Expensive" is changed to "Most Expen$ive," with a dollar sign in place of the second S.
  • For one playing on the 1970s syndicated version, Most Expensive was played for a fur coat, diamond ring, and gold watch. Unlike the standard rules, the winner would only win the most expensive prize. In addition, unlike the regular staging, that playing was staged on the turntable.
  • Occasionally, the game was played for three trips. During original host Bob Barker's tenure, the trips were concealed and revealed behind the three big doors. On September 18, 2006 (#3681K), the premiere of the show's 35th season, history was made as the game was played for three cars (also behind the three doors) for the very first time and all of them were won. Because of the success with that playing, on September 22, 2008 (#4431K), the premiere of the show's 37th season, the game was played (and lost) for three cars for a second time but the "1", "2", & "3" props were missing from that playing (the video links are seen below).
  • Early on, one of the popular features of Most Expensive were the model chats frequently done following the game. Since the game used all three models, Bob would do an informal interview with them, usually with humorous results. Due to time constraints with the addition of more commercials and the escalating feud between Dian and Janice, this feature was discontinued around early 1992.
  • On March 8, 2013 (#6255K), a contestant named Isaac Eaves 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 first slot.

TriviaEdit

  • The most number of times this game was played in any season was 64.

Foreign versionsEdit

  • On the 1980s UK Price, the game known as "Most Expensive" actually used the rules of Eazy az 1-2-3 (which did not exist yet in the United States). Contestants were asked to number the prizes 3-2-1 from least to most expensive, and winners would only receive the most expensive prize.
  • In the first two series of Bruce's Price Is Right, the American format of Most Expensive was used, although winners would still only receive the most expensive prize. In the third series, the game reverted to the Eazy az 1-2-3 format, and winners began to receive all three prizes.

PicturesEdit

First Most Expensive Winner (October 19, 1972, #0074D)Edit

From June 23, 1977 (#2434D)Edit

From November 10, 1980 (#3861D)Edit

Most Expensive for a Reproduction Big Wheel Bike, Secretary Hutch, and a Sunbed (September 11, 1981, #4175D)Edit

Most Expensive for a Baker's Rack, a 1932 Ford Lil Street Rod Replica, and a Stacking Washer & Dryer (April 16, 1986, #6083D)Edit

First 3-Trip Playing (August 14, 1986, #001P)Edit

From September 11, 1986 (#005P)Edit

Melanie's Crazy Win in Most Expensive (October 15, 1991, #8142D)Edit

Most Expensive for 3 Cars With Bob Barker (September 18, 2006, #3681K)Edit

Final Playing with Bob Barker (June 11, 2007, #4031K)Edit

Most Expensive for 3 Cars with Drew Carey (September 22, 2008, #4431K)Edit

Most Expensive for Three Floor Clocks (April 1, 2009, #4693K)Edit

Debut of Most Expensive's 4th Set (February 12, 2010, #5035K)Edit

Tequila Plays Most Expensive with Chris Daughtry (October 13, 2011, #5664K, aired out of order on January 5, 2012)Edit

Last 3-Trip Playing (July 2, 2012, #6021K, aired out of order on July 4)Edit

Alaina Plays Most Expensive with Drew & Nick Lachey (January 22, 2013, #6192K, aired out of order on February 18, originally rescheduled to air on February 19)Edit

George Gray Falls Off a Treadmill in Most Expensive (January 15, 2015, #6964K)Edit

Linda Plays Most Expensive with Jane Lynch (February 21, 2017, #7822K, aired out of order on February 22)Edit

From December 8, 2017 (#8115K)Edit

Most Expensive with the Bad Moms (January 24, 2018, #8183K, aired out of order on October 30, 2017)Edit

From September 26, 2018 (#8423K)Edit

Elementary Most Expensive (March 19, 2019, #8672K, aired out of order on April 23, originally rescheduled to air on March 12)Edit

YouTube VideosEdit

Most Expensive for Three Trips (September 30, 2005, #3345K)
Most Expensive Three Car playing (September 18, 2006, #3681K)
Another Most Expensive Three Car playing (September 22, 2008, #4431K)