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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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Mary    

could they not find a better person then Drew Carey. His voice is so monotone, he has no enthusiam. I still cannot believe they chose him as the star... what were they thinking?

2223 days ago
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Kathryn    

I admire the producers for doing the right and fair thing to do. Unheard of nowadays.

2223 days ago
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Jon    

I kinda like the price is right with Drew Carey hosting it. I really like Drew he seems like a cool dude, sometimes watching the show though it seems he hasnt gotten quite used to all the excitement that goes along with hosting that show. and having screaming people wanna hug up on him and shout at him, but he seems to really enjoy hosting the show.

Besides, watching it with Bob hosting was starting to get pathetic. Poor old Bob looks like a vampire these days.

2223 days ago
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BNUS    

The Price is Right did the right thing. Good for them! And I like Drew, he was a good choice. As for comment number 4, go back to school. I'm just say'en.

2223 days ago
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Ann    

so if the game can be rigged to produce $10,000, I guess that means it can be rigged to never get the $10,000. Also, Drew Carey is the most unexciting host the game has had. He never gets excited.

2223 days ago
21.

tkt    

TMZ was quoting Happy Gilmore? That movie came out more than a decade ago and the quote "The Price is Wrong! Bitch!" was hardly one of its well-known ones. But it figures. TMZ seems to have nose-picking 30-somethings writing for it who are stuck in a preteen mentality -- but make references that no preteen today would get because they weren't born when the lame quote came out (and adults wouldn't get the reference either).

2223 days ago
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crus    

what a homo

2223 days ago
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D    

This is awesome I agree. I just want to go on the record that The New Price is Right with the wonderful Drew Carey ROCKS! as far as game shows go. It's fun to see Drew find his place in the role of MC. I am glad they are starting to let him use some of that sacastic wit. He's soooo funny.

2223 days ago
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CELEBS HAS NO COMMON SENSE OR DO THEY PAY IN FULL CASH    

EXPRODUCERS SHOULD OF HIRED A "HANDSOME MAN" WHO'S SKINNY
SOMETHING TO LOOK AT / FORWARD TOO .

DREW ISN'T "THE MCDREAMY " TYPE .

BY NO MEANS , IS HE HANDSOME , NO WAY , I KNOW MEN WHO'S

SINCE BOB BARKER LEFT , I STOPPED WATCHING IT ........

GAMES ARE ALL SETUP . PLUS YOU BETTER BE DRESSED ,

SMILE AND JUMP UP AND DOWN , ACT EXCITED OR ELSE THEY

WILL NOT EXCEPT YOU . IT'S ALL A ACT . YOU CAN'T BE YOUR

NORMAL SELF , THAT'S FOR SURE .

2223 days ago
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how dumb    

Now that we know the games CAN be rigged, do we really believe they aren't???

2223 days ago
26.

Meph    

Ann, the game probably had glass/plastic clear slits put in some spots so the chips fell into a certain pattern and then on the 10K no matter what. When it was brought out and realized they didn't take out the glass/plastic clear pieces they took them out and it opened the game back to its "open eneded" form.

As easy as it would be to rig a bad game also, someone would have noticed, but whose going to speak up when they're getting 10K chips?

2223 days ago
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ding dang y'all    

13. 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.

Posted at 12:33PM on Jul 29th 2008 by sheesh

And THAT, is what's wrong with America. They did the right thing by her, above and beyond, but there's still got to be some greedy moron out there trying to get something they're not entitled to.

2223 days ago
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Twinker    

33K is a lot of Jiffy Pop

2223 days ago
29.

tpir FAN    

well i never have liked drew carey as the new host......they should ve fixed the game before lettin anyone play it lol i miss bob barker.

2223 days ago
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not here    

i would love to see that , i am glad she got the money

2223 days ago
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