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The Price is Wrong!

7/29/2008 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Price Is RightCome on down! You're the next producer to get spayed or neutered!

Big wigs at "The Price is Right" can't be too happy after a malfunction with the Plinko game last week cost the show over $30,000.

According to multiple TMZ sources, the show's famous Plinko game had been rigged to hit the $10,000 slot for a commercial they were shooting on set for the "Price" video game before the taping. After the commercials were done, however, some bonehead forgot to reset the game. And that's when it got interesting for one contestant.

When a woman who won the chance to play Plinko started dropping her chips, they each landed in the $10,000 slot! It wasn't til she hit it -- for a third time -- that producers figured out what was going on, stopped rolling tape and explained the mishap to the poor contestant. Then they took all her chips and started the game over! Where's Bob Barker when you need him??

With no assistance from the rigged game, she only won a measly $3000. The show, not wanting to screw her out of some serious cash, decided to give her the $3k plus the $30k she had already plunked. Lucky bitch!

Sadly none of us will get to see her win -- we're told that footage was cut from the show and will not air. And for you "Price" freaks, the video game comes out in September. Now you don't have to call in sick to watch!
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TMZ FAN    

The whole show went to hell after Bob Barker left .. Cansel the damn thing and get it over with .. *I'm just say'en..

2214 days ago
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misspink    

WOW!!! That's crazy!

2214 days ago
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Maisy    

This is why i'll never be rich. *sigh* some folks have all the breaks.

2214 days ago
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cloe    

At least they gave her the 30k, that was good of them. :)

2214 days ago
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TMZ FAN    

The Price is Right SUCKS since Bob Barker left the show .. *I'm just say'en

2214 days ago
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LA will always SUCK    

The game was rigged.....no way!!!! (sarcasm included)

2214 days ago
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kal    

Of course they had to give her the 30K.

At least these guys are smart. They quickly realized that giving her the 30K is much less than going thru a costly lawsuit which they would have lost for sure and would have to pay a lot more. And their reputation would be damaged.

2214 days ago
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anon69    

So the games can be rigged?! Interesting-
They probably shouldn't have let that bit of info out.

2214 days ago
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**its me**    

Glad to hear they were fair about it and paying her like she deserved. Im sure that mistake NEVER happens again...lol! :)

2214 days ago
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just wondering    

I was just wondering...why did TMZ have to use the term "bitch?" This seems so inappropriate.

2214 days ago
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Grace    

I'm not suprised because those games have been rigged for years it's just that the general public didn't know about it. Darn shame Bob Barker is no longer on the show

2214 days ago
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Mike B    

Yeah. She had only about 1000 witnesses to prove she won. Rigged or not. Some big shot attorney for the show acted very quick on that she better get her money.

How many law suits are going to be coming out now with people saying that the board is rigged and they were jilted out of thousands? They just opened a big can of worms.

2214 days ago
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sheesh    

First off, lucky bitch? Why would you call this lady a bitch? How about lucky lady?

Second, she probably could have sued their asses for way more. I know I would have.

2214 days ago
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JessBcuz    

So what happened to the dude that didnt reset it??? Are they going to take the 30k from his next 30,000 checks??? LOL!!!

2214 days ago
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Mandy    

Remember Happy Gilmore when Adam Sandler said "THE PRICE IS WRONG, BITCH!" Well, that's probably why TMZ said that...

2214 days ago
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