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August 16th, 2021 under The Price is Right

The Price is Right has been on television for so long that this season is its 50th. That makes it the longest-running game show in television history.

To honor the milestone, CBS is planning on celebrating the series’ 50th starting with the season premiere on September 13th. One of the ways you can take part in this golden anniversary is to send in a video telling them what the program means to you. If the producers like what they hear, then you might see your submission on the air.

Then on September 30th, they are getting their own primetime special where they will look back at the biggest winners, never before seen outtakes, and a salute to Bob Barker.

“First, I want to say congratulations and thank you to all the wonderful people responsible, past and present, on the 50th season of “The Price is Right,” said Barker, former legendary host of The Price is Right. “The show has the most enthusiastic and fun audience that one could ever ask for. They truly were and are the heart and soul of the show. I had the pleasure of working with a dedicated and talented cast and crew for 35 great years. Particularly close to my heart was the ability our vast popularity gave me to remind our entire audience daily about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. It was an incredibly memorable ride! Once again, congratulations to ‘The Price is Right’ on 50 historic years!! Here’s to 50 more!!”

Here are some fun facts about the show:

Since 1972, over $300,000,000 in cash and prizes has been given away.

The Price is Right has given away more than 8,400 cars.

More than 2,000,000 audience members have been to the Bob Barker Studio at Television City in Los Angeles to see a taping in person.

Over 68,000 contestants have been told to “come on down!”

The big wheel has been spun more than 63,000 times.

I have lived in LA for 20 years, and I have never been.

Maybe I will do that season. Who wants to come with me so we can hear our names being screamed out with the words, “Come on down,” said afterward?

Even though this is its 50th season, it does not celebrate its 50th birthday until next September.

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