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The success of The Price is Right has provided plenty of opportunity for various shows and movies to make parodies or have their characters make appearances on TPIR as a (sub)plot.

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Parodies[edit | edit source]

Adam Kontras[edit | edit source]

In this 2007 spoof, Adam Kontras along with his egos crash the set of Price by playing around spinning the big wheel, playing at the showcase podiums and contestant's row by pretending to be all excited by "coming on down" in the audience area. Then, Kontras pretends to be the new host of Price by thinking this would be a fine job to him since this was shown during Barker's final season at the time. Unfortunately, he and his egos were kicked out of the studio by security.

@ Midnight with Chris Hardwick[edit | edit source]

One of the recurring games is spoofed as eBay Price is Right.

Big Mouth[edit | edit source]

In the 2019 episode "How to Have an Orgasm", the show is briefly parodied as Do the Thing!!! with their pricing game parody of Cliffhangers called "The Yodeler".

CollegeHumor[edit | edit source]

In 2009, this was parodied as The Slumdog Price is Right (or Slumdog Price is Right) based on the current Drew Carey version.

NOTES: This was mainly parodying the hit 2008 Indian-British film Slumdog Millionaire.
This has three contestant's row podiums instead of four from the actual show though it might reference the short-lived syndicated version of Davidson's TPIR.

Dairy Queen[edit | edit source]

In the 2014 commercial for their "Chicken Wrap $5 Buck Lunch", it has a wheel that looks similar to the Showcase Showdown wheel from this show. However, it lands on "Bonus Wrap" everytime as the host's mic looks similar to the one that Barker uses.

Date Movie[edit | edit source]

A sped-up version of the theme song can be briefly heard in the background as Chris Harrison tells Grant Fonkyerdoder (played by Adam Campbell) to pick one girl by eliminating the rest in a brief spoof of The Bachelor called The Extreme Bachelor: Desperate Edition.

Drawn Together[edit | edit source]

In the 2006 episode called "Captain Girl", the child services woman (voiced by Paget Brewster) is standing in a TPIR-like set with a baby on one hand and a long handled pencil-thin Barker-like microphone in the other as she reminds people at home to have their Nicaraguan babies to either be spayed or neutered.

Family Guy[edit | edit source]

Brian in Love (2000)[edit | edit source]

Brian is watching Price at the end of the episode as Barker gave his spayed and neutered speech, Brain wishes that he would "just die already".

Screwed the Pooch (2001)[edit | edit source]

Peter becomes a contestant on Survivor as he accidentally trips on the set revealing the set of Price as both are aired on CBS.

The Fat Guy Strangler (2005)[edit | edit source]

While in contestant's row after a person bids $780, the last contestant bids $781 as that angers the contestant so he curses "F**K YOU!" to her.

It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One (2007)[edit | edit source]

The Griffins take a ride on the Cliffhangers mountain while Cleveland Brown rides inside a Plinko chip.

Tales of a Third Grade Nothing (2008)[edit | edit source]

The late singer Prince briefly appears as a contestant on Price.

New Kidney in Town (2011)[edit | edit source]

During Peter's Red Bull addiction, he appears in the showcase showdown as he gave the big wheel a ludicrous spin starting to get loose as it kills a section of the studio audience. Peter then replies "Whoa, paramedics come on down!" as he starts to go insane.

Stewie Goes for a Drive (2011)[edit | edit source]

A female contestant gets a very crappy showcase which includes a hammock, a piece of chalk and a trip to Wilmington, Delaware. As she replies to much of her disgust "I moved my abortion for this?"

Mom's the Word (2014)[edit | edit source]

When Evelyn is kissing Peter at The Drunken Clam, a brief clip of Price can be seen on TV.

Brokeback Swanson (2015)[edit | edit source]

Swanson tries to watch Price on tv while manipulating the remote control in his mouth. However, it accidentally causes the volume to increase.

The New Adventures of Old Tom (2016)[edit | edit source]

A female model on Price has been replaced by a male model, as of which resulted in a male contestant rejecting a car that was offered to him in the process.

The Flintstones[edit | edit source]

The original Cullen era was spoofed as The Prize is Priced in the 1962 episode "Divided We Sail".

The Garry Moore Show[edit | edit source]

The original Cullen era was spoofed as Name the Right Price with Cullen himself appearing in the episode from 1961.

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law[edit | edit source]

In the 2005 episode called "Evolutionary War", Cliff Hangers was briefly spoof as "Hellfire", the spoof stars when Myron Reducto (voiced by Stephen Colbert) calls Harvey Birdman (voiced by Gary Cole) himself as his "first and only witness" to the stand. When he starts by asking him to "Tell the court if you will where you Mr. Birdman, fit on the chart?" he starts to hold a gold-platted small version of Birdman in his hand. Birdman in response says "Well, I'll be right there next to the man." as Reducto places the gold platted version of Birdman under the green parrot but between the caveman and the dolphin. Birdman then says "Yes, but closer to the bird, maybe" Reducto puts it close to the parrot. Birdman says "No, no closer to the man". Reducto puts it back on the caveman on the chart but between him and the dolphin. "No, no closer to the bird, to the man" then the jury stars shouting "Lower" and "Bird" as it then cuts to the small gold-platted Birdman in a short version of "Cliff Hangers" as Hellfire. After falling off the mountain in the end, Reducto (dressed like Barker) says "nothing further".

Home Movies[edit | edit source]

In the 2002 episode called "Time to Pay the Price", in one of the movie montage segments Price was briefly spoofed as The Price is Nice where Brandon (voiced by Brandon Small) acts like a Bob Barker-like host while Melissa (voiced by Melissa Bardin Galsky) models a washer/dryer set.

Homestar Runner[edit | edit source]

Email: The Show (2003)[edit | edit source]

Homestar's microphone resembles the famous pencil-thin microphone that was used during Barker's tenure as host.

Main Page 19 (2003)[edit | edit source]

There were several allusion to Price in the episode. Such as:

  • The trip to Hawaii board is stylized like the ones that were used on Price.
  • The gremlin is revealed and announced in a style that was similar to Price.
  • The chair had a "$" sign by implying that is "Price" must be guessed like on any of the numerous pricing games from the show.
  • The sound effect after the wrong answer that was apparently guessed is styled after the losing horns from Price.

Strong Badia the Free (2008)[edit | edit source]

Coach Z was chosen for the draft, he remarks "I think they've all overbid, One dollar!, One dollar!"

Mad (magazine)[edit | edit source]

The popular satire magazine has spoofed Price (In both the Cullen and Barker eras of the show) twice.

The Price is All Right[edit | edit source]

Can be seen in Issue #51 (December 1959) written by Larry Siegel and illustrated by Mort Drucker, hosted by Bill Culon (Bill Cullen).

The Prize is Slight[edit | edit source]

Can be seen in Issue #442 (June 2004) written by Dick DeBartolo and illustrated by Tom Bunk, hosted by Bob Barfer (Bob Barker).

Mad TV[edit | edit source]

The show spoofed Price several times, including "classic" episodes from the 1970's, 1980's and prehistoric times.

Mind of Mencia[edit | edit source]

In the episode from 2007, Mencia finds out what would happen if he became the new host of Price.

Phineas and Ferb[edit | edit source]

In the 2012 episode "This Is Your Back Story" the long-running and popular pricing game Cliff Hangers was briefly parodied as Gnome-O-Meter in which the garden gnome is a mountain climber. Some differences between "Gnome-O-Meter" and "Cliffhangers" for example: The number on the board was shown from 5000 to 25000 instead of 1 to 25 in order for the gnome to climb up or down and because there is no stone placed nearby the mountain when the gnome is falling, the gnome is falling down to Wanna's leg.

PONIES: The Anthology[edit | edit source]

In the episode "PONIES: The Anthology 7" from 2019, based on the popular animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, it briefly parodies the popular pricing game Cliff Hangers as Scoothangers with the character Scootaloo dressed as the mountain climber with Pinkie Pie as the contestant by failing miserably at it.

NOTE: This also features an audio clip by former TPIR host Bob Barker.

Pop Culture Shock Therapy[edit | edit source]

spoofed Price which featured from host Bob Barker performing his usual service announcement as which the third dog says "Oh $?@!".

Robot Chicken[edit | edit source]

Massage Chair (2006)[edit | edit source]

In the skit Bloopers! Three, a male contestant on Price spins the big wheel in the showcase showdown as he starts accidentally getting caught in one of the pegs by getting spun around multiple times by getting plunked on the ground by each decent.

Squaw Bury Shortcake (2007)[edit | edit source]

In this skit, Barker gets a new gig by "spay and neutering" dog's crotches.

Saturday Night Live/SNL[edit | edit source]

Sabra Price is Right (1992)[edit | edit source]

This skit was hosted by Uri Shurinson (played by Tom Hanks).

Super Showcase (2012)[edit | edit source]

a female game show contestant (played by Vanessa Bayer) loses out on a showcase as the wacky voiced models named Vonda and Shonda (played by Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph respectively) start to show her all the prizes that she didn't won.

The Price is Right: Celebrity Edition (2017)[edit | edit source]

This skit features lil' Wayne (Chris Redd), Tilda Swinton (Kate McKinnon), Chris Hemsworth (Alex Moffat), Arian Grande (Melissa Villasenor), Bernie Sanders (Larry David), Tony Bennett (Alec Baldwin) and Sofia Vegara (Cecily Strong) with Drew Carey (played by Beck Bennett) as host.

Sesame Street[edit | edit source]

The Trash is Right (1986)[edit | edit source]

Was spoofed in a episode as The Trash is Right although it is nowhere near how TPIR is played, it was hosted by none other than Oscar the Grouch.

The Triangle is Right (1988)[edit | edit source]

Was spoofed in a episode as The Triangle is Right like The Trash is Right, it is also nowhere near how TPIR is played, but it was hosted this time by Guy Smiley.

Tosh.0[edit | edit source]

In the 2014 episode "Banned from Walmart", Price was spoofed as The Cost is Correct.

2 Stupid Dogs[edit | edit source]

This episode from 1993 was spoofed as Let's Make a Right Price.

WWE Monday Night Raw[edit | edit source]

The 2009 episode spoofed the show as The Price is Raw with former TPIR host Bob Barker as host in this episode.

UHF[edit | edit source]

Spoofed in U62's fall schedule as The Lice is Right.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Adventures in Babysitting[edit | edit source]

A clip of Price can be seen on TV in the kitchen as Brad Anderson (played by Keith Coogan) accidentally spills the pasta.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents[edit | edit source]

In the 1985 episode "Prisoners", both Jack the escape convict (played by Yaphet Kotto) and Julie Randall the housewife (played by Christina Raines) are watching an episode of Price on TV.

Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked[edit | edit source]

In the 2011 sequel, Alvin shouts "Come on Down!"

Animaniacs[edit | edit source]

In the 1993 episode "Chairman of the Bored", Francis Pumphandle mentions former host Bob Barker to Yakko, Wakko and Dot.

Bad Girls[edit | edit source]

The 1979 disco classic sung by the late Donna Summer briefly references the show's title in this lyric: "See them out on the street at night (Walkin'), Picking up all kinds of strangers if The Price is Right"

Baskets[edit | edit source]

In the 2016 episode "Strays", a brief clip of Price can be seen on Farm Boy's (played by Shel Rasten) TV in his apartment.

Beavis and Butt-Head[edit | edit source]

In the 1995 episode "Screamers", Price is mentioned when both main characters are watching the show on TV.

Being There[edit | edit source]

It features a scene where Chauncey Gardiner (played by Peter Sellers) is watching a brief clip of Price on tv.

The Bold and the Beautiful[edit | edit source]

An episode of the show features Price as part of the plotlines.

The Campaign[edit | edit source]

A clip of Price can be seen on TV. Additionally, Mitzi Huggins admits to "touching" herself to Drew Carey on Price almost everyday.

Can't Hold Us[edit | edit source]

The 2011 rap song by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis references the former host and pricing game with this lyric "Got that Bob Barker suit game and Plinko in my style"

Cartoon Planet[edit | edit source]

On a very few episodes, Bill Barker (a parody of Bob Barker) originally from the 1993 episode of 2 Stupid Dogs called "Let's Make a Right Price", can be seen introducing the character Brak but with angry like rock singer voice.

Cash Tornado[edit | edit source]

The set and theme song from The (New) Price is Right (circa 1994) along with its model Lisa Stahl were used in the unsold lottery-themed game show pilot hosted by the late Jim Perry and announced by the equally late Gene Wood respectively. Additionally, it also features an appearance by former executive producer Roger Dobkowitz as a contestant playing one of its games called Force Field.

Celebrity Deathmatch (1998 version)[edit | edit source]

In the episode The Mysterious T from 2002, former Price host Bob Barker tries to dispatch former host of The Weakest Link Anne Robinson.

The Charmings[edit | edit source]

In the pilot episode (originally aired on March 20, 1987) The Mirror (played by Paul Winfield) watches the show where he views someone playing a pricing game called Bonus Game.

Come on Down[edit | edit source]

The appropriately titled pop song by Crystal Waters from 2001 samples the theme song.

Cowboy[edit | edit source]

The rap song by Kid Rock references the title and action with the lyric: "And if The Price is Right, then I'm gonna make my bid boy".

Cybill[edit | edit source]

In the 1996 episode "Pal Zoey", Cybill Sheridan's (played by Cybill Shepherd) cousin from Arkansas named Lyle Clocum (played by Jeff Foxworthy) is obsessed with becoming a contestant on Price.

The Daily Show (with Jon Stewart)[edit | edit source]

On a March 5, 2002 episode segment titled "The Price is Riot" where it mainly involves a social media video of 10,000 angry fans of the show who didn't get their tickets to see an episode of Price but only 900 people did, was reported by Stacey Grenrock-Woods had a clip of the classic pricing game Cliff Hangers but with a small video clip of the fans that didn't get tickets to Price instead of a contestant. However, when Hans/Yodely Guy got to his 25th step a CGI explosion took its place instead of him falling off the mountain. It also featured the former executive producer of Price Roger Dobkowitz briefly appearing for an interview with Grenrock-Woods behind the 1982-2007 Barker era intro wall as a background.

Drop Dead Diva[edit | edit source]

In the pilot episode from 2009, a brief clip of the Carey-era of Price can be seen on TV. Additionally, Deborah "Deb" Dobkins (played by Brooke D'Orsay) gets killed in a car crash on her way to audition for Price.

Earth Girls Are Easy[edit | edit source]

A clip of Price can be seen at Valerie Gail's house while channel surfing.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show/Ellen[edit | edit source]

The talk show had a few episodes that featured audience members as contestants playing the classic pricing games Cliff Hangers, hosted by Carey on September 18, 2017, then later by DeGeneres herself on January 31, 2019 and Hole in One (or Two), again hosted by Carey on April 21, 2014 and again be DeGeneres herself on December 7, 2018.

Everybody Hates Chris[edit | edit source]

In the 2005 episode "Everybody Hates Greg", both Julius and Rochelle Rock (played by Terry Crews and Tichina Arnold respectively) can be seen watching an episode of Price in their living room.

Family Feud (1988)[edit | edit source]

A brief reference of Price was said by the late Ray Combs during the premiere of the CBS daytime version.

Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The 1982 rock song by Aldo Nova reference the title of the show in this lyric "Give you love, if The Price is Right"

The 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time[edit | edit source]

Price was ranked #4 in this special that have ben aired on GSN (Game Show Network) in 2006, hosted by Bil Dwyer.

Flight of the Navigator[edit | edit source]

David Freeman's mother Helen (played by Veronica Cartwright) along with NASA are watching the intro of Price (Kennedy) on tv.

Freefall (Can't Stop)[edit | edit source]

The 2018 indie music video by the indie rock band Modern Time Machines features a black and white picture frame of former host Bob Barker along with a female contestant at the Showcase Showdown can briefly be seen on top of the left side behind the band's drummer.

Game Show Love[edit | edit source]

In the 1983 comedy song by Ray Stevens, the show's catchphrase is mentioned in this lyric "You said "Come on Down", you just won a brand new start".

Happy Gilmore[edit | edit source]

Former host Bob Barker makes a cameo appearance in the film.

Hot in Cleveland[edit | edit source]

In the 2011 episode "One Thing or a Mother", according to Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White), "GTGTPIRIO" is senior text for "Got to go, The Price is Right is on!".

How I Met Your Mother[edit | edit source]

Showdown (2007)[edit | edit source]

In this episode, Barney Stinson (played by Neil Patrick Harris) becomes a contestant on Price.

Cleaning House (2010)[edit | edit source]

In this episode, a young Barney Stinson (played by Riley Thomas Stewart) is watching an episode of Price on TV during a brief dream sequence.

The In-Laws[edit | edit source]

A clip of Price with the late Dennis James can be seen at a bar.

I Lost on Jeopardy![edit | edit source]

Sung by Weird Al Yankovic in 1984, the title was briefly mentioned in the song with this lyric: "Don't know what, I was thinkin' of. I guess I just wasn't too bright. Well, I sure hope, I can do better. Next weekend on The Price is Right-ight-ight"

I Love the New Millennium[edit | edit source]

In the 2007 episode (originally airing June 26, 2008), it briefly talks about Bob Barker retiring from hosting The Price is Right as Drew Carey takes his place.

I Love the 70's[edit | edit source]

Price was briefly mentioned in a 1978 episode in 2003.

It's All Been Done[edit | edit source]

The 1998 rock song by The Barenaked Ladies references the title in this lyric "Will I see you on The Price is Right?"

Jack & Jill[edit | edit source]

In the 2011 movie, Jill (played by Adam Sandler) wanted to become a contestant on Price (Carey) as part of her "Bucket List".

The Late Late Show with James Corden[edit | edit source]

As a cold opening for the November 7, 2019 episode, The cast from Sesame Street finds their way to the set while singing a parody of their theme song. While they are looking, the cast stops by the backstage area of TPIR (Carey). Cookie Monster attempts to eat the big wheel while Abby asks The Count how much a banjo is while he is behind one of the former showcase podiums. He guesses $4.99, but Oscar reveals it and says he's wrong. After going to other sets at CBS Television City, the gang finally makes it on to Corden's set.

NOTE: The Theme music used is the instrumental version of the 1998-2001 theme.

Looking for Mr. Goodbar[edit | edit source]

A clip of Price can be seen on TV in a living room at Theresa Dunn's house.

Loose Change[edit | edit source]

The Chuck E. Cheese arcade game samples the theme song.

Martial Law[edit | edit source]

In the 1998 episode called "Shanghai Express", Price was featured as a plot line with appearances by former host Bob Barker, the late Rod Roddy, and former "Barker's Beauties" Kathleen Bradley, Janice Pennington and Chantel Dubay.

Meet the Smiths[edit | edit source]

In the opening intro, former model Gwendolyn Osbourne (or in this case Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith) can be seen in the intro during the big wheel on the set of Price.

My Flows is Tight[edit | edit source]

A rap song by Lord Digga in 1998, samples the theme song along with its parody to the title of this show.

The Nanny[edit | edit source]

In the 1994 episode "When you Pish Upon a Star", former host Bob Barker makes a cameo appearance in the episode where he sat at a table when Fran Fine (played by Fran Drescher) spotted him.

Neil's Puppet Dreams[edit | edit source]

At the end credits of this episode called "The Restaurant" you can briefly see both the names of Bob Barker and Drew Carey mentioned.

Night of Too Many Stars (2015)[edit | edit source]

Former host Bob Barker makes a cameo appearance with Adam Sandler (comedy actor) reprising their role from the classic 1996 sports comedy film Happy Gilmore.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry[edit | edit source]

Former host Bob Barker can be seen hosting an episode of Price on TV.

Parks and Recreation[edit | edit source]

On a 2013 episode called "Partridge", Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) can be seen watching Price (Carey) from his hospital bed.

Power[edit | edit source]

A clip of Price can be seen on TV.

Remote Control[edit | edit source]

In the intro of the 1987-90 MTV game show, a brief clip of a promo for Price (at least its title) can be seen on television.

NOTE: This also features clips from the game shows Truth or Consequences and Let's Make a Deal.

Rocko's Modern Life[edit | edit source]

In the 1996 episode "Heff in a Handbasket", Heffer becomes a contestant on the game show Triple 6 as he gets so excited to be on the show after getting his name called by the announcer, Peaches says in a booming voice to "Come on Down...NOW!!!!".

The Rosie O'Donnell Show[edit | edit source]

The talk show had a few appearances of classic pricing games.

Clock Game[edit | edit source]

An April 8, 1998 episode of the talk show after the interview with former host Bob Barker it featured the classic pricing game Clock Game makes an appearance where an audience member played and like the current Carey era male models were used instead of female models in this segment.

Bonus Game[edit | edit source]

Another episode in 1999 featured an appearance of Bonus Game.

Ruthless People[edit | edit source]

A clip of Price can be seen on TV.

Scorpion[edit | edit source]

In the 2016 episode "The Fast and the Nerdiest" Sylvester Dodd (played by Ari Stidham) becomes a contestant on Price and plays a pricing game called Pay the Rent since he's a human calculator, he already knew the prices beforehand and told Drew where they should go before Drew could even start to explain the rules.

NOTES:
The title of this episode is a reference to the popular action movie series The Fast and the Furious.
This episode also featured cameo appearances by current Price announcer George Gray along with the current Price models Rachel Reynolds and Amber Lancaster though unlike Carey and Gray they don't speak.

The Simpsons[edit | edit source]

The Otto Show (1992)[edit | edit source]

When Otto starts watching Price on tv in their house.

HOMR (2001)[edit | edit source]

Homer acts as the animated dog by saying "Don't spay or neuter your pets!"

The Fat and the Furriest (2003)[edit | edit source]

Patty and Selma briefly mention that they were on an episode of Price.

St. Elsewhere[edit | edit source]

In the 1987 episode called "Night of the Living Bed", a clip of Price can be briefly seen on television when Frank Bermudas (played by Hector Elias) watches the show from his hospital bed.

NOTE: The title of this episode is a parody of the 1968 classic horror film Night of the Living Dead.

State Farm (2011)[edit | edit source]

Former Price host Bob Barker makes a brief cameo appearance in the commercial as he says "And...a new car!"

Subway (2017)[edit | edit source]

The theme song can be briefly heard in the background during the commercial promoting their $6 footlong sandwiches.

30 Rock[edit | edit source]

In the 2008 episode called "Christmas Special", Tracy Jordan (played by Tracy Morgan) saying to Liz Lemon (played by Tina Fey) "If all you wanted was a hug from a black person, maybe you should host The Price is Right".

The Talk[edit | edit source]

The classic pricing game Plinko appeared on an April 18, 2019 episode. But the only two major differences here is that instead of cash, a studio audience member played for a prize and the game is played with three small prizes instead of four.

Tin Toy[edit | edit source]

Featured on TV in the background.

The 2009 Game Show Awards[edit | edit source]

At the time the special was aired on GSN in 2009, former host Bob Barker appeared in the opening number with Howie Mandel who as hosted the special as well. He was also given a "Legend Award" by Tom Bergeron.

TV Guide[edit | edit source]

Price was ranked #1 as one of "The 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time" in 2001. Prior to this, Price was again ranked #5 as one of "The 60 Greatest Game Show of All Time" in 2013.

Welcome to the Boomtown[edit | edit source]

A brief close-up clip of the Showcase segment can be seen in the 1986 music video by the rock duo David & David.

The Witches of Eastwick[edit | edit source]

A brief clip can be seen on TV.

Yes Dear[edit | edit source]

In the 2001 episode called "The Ticket", Jimmy (played by Mike O'Malley) cheats on Price.

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