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Walk of Fame was a pricing game based on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was played for four prizes: one worth between $10-$100; one worth between $100-$1,000; and two worth more than $1,000.

Gameplay[]

  • The contestant was shown the four prizes and then asked to guess the price of the first prize within a certain range above or below the actual retail price. If the contestant was correct, they won the prize and moved on to do the same for the next, more expensive prize with an increased range allowed.
  • So long as the contestant made correct guesses, the process was repeated for each of the four prizes with an increased range for each prize.
  • If at any point the contestant's guess was outside the required range for a prize, the contestant lost that particular prize. They were given one opportunity to continue the game (unless the wrong guess was on the final prize): Two autograph books filled with the autographs of the show's cast were shown to the contestant, one of which also contained the words "second chance" stamped inside. The contestant chose one of the books; if they chose the one marked "second chance", they continued on with the next prize; otherwise, the game ended, and the contestant kept any prizes they had won. Even if they did not win any prizes at all, they could keep the autograph book they had chosen.

History[]

  • In the first playing of Walk of Fame, three autograph books were offered, only one of which was marked "second chance". After Johnny Olson's death on October 12, 1985, the final playings of Walk of Fame made no mention of signatures; Barker simply revealed whether the words "second chance" were found inside.
  • Walk of Fame was occasionally played for 4-digit cars. The first car was offered on December 2, 1983 (#5105D), but was lost.
  • The first official winner was on December 23, 1983 (#5135D), the eighth playing, as the contestant won all four prizes.

Bidding Way Too Much[]

  • There had been occasions where the contestant had given an obviously off bid on one of the prizes, usually the final prize, and Bob humorously dealt with it. On June 15, 1984 (#5375D), after winning the first three prizes, a contestant named Dorit bid $25,000 on a $4,295 Coleman Sun Valley camping trailer (she was originally going to bid $40,000), which completely messed up the task of the game, based on two outcomes; it wouldn't fit inside the egg-crate display, plus it would put Dorit at a disadvantage as the game never offered 5-digit prizes. Bob was in a loss of words, so he decided to calculate her difference himself. The difference turned out to be $20,705, which was obviously way outside the $1,000 winning range. The display showed $705 as if her bid was $5,000.

Trivia[]

Gallery[]

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Retirement[]

  • Walk of Fame's retirement was brought on by increasing inflation; because of it, the game was becoming too difficult to win.

YouTube Links[]

1980s Pricing Games
Bargain Game | Trader Bob | Grand Game | Now....or Then | Hit Me | Super Ball!! | Check Game | Check-Out | Pick-A-Pair | Plinko | Master Key | Phone Home Game | Walk of Fame | Balance Game (1) | On the Nose | One Away | Bump | Add 'Em Up | Pathfinder | Credit Card | Spelling Bee | $uper $aver | Make Your Move | 2 for the Price of 1
Retired Pricing Games
Bullseye (1) | Double Bullseye | Give or Keep | Double Digits | Mystery Price | Poker Game | Hurdles | Professor Price | Finish Line | Shower Game | It's Optional | Telephone Game | Penny Ante | Trader Bob | Hit Me | Super Ball!! | Phone Home Game | Walk of Fame | Balance Game (1) | On the Nose | Bump | Add 'Em Up | Credit Card | $uper $aver | Gallery Game | Buy or Sell | Joker | Make Your Mark/Barker's Markers | Split Decision | Fortune Hunter | Clearance Sale | Step Up | On the Spot | Time is Money (1)
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