"Price is Right" Blows -- Find Out Why

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  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    I just watched a few moments as I was passing through our kitchen. I thought I saw an Apple machine as one of their showcase prizes. And it was!

    From what I saw and what they said, it was a dual G5, 250 gig HD, and came with a 20 inch plasma screen.

    But they never mentioned it was apple! :rolleyes:
    What? It's not some common computer! :mad:
     
  2. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    Um...I like Price is Right.

    Mind you, I've never seen an Apple computer on it - but still, the whole show doesn't suck because they didn't mention 'Apple' in one of their prize names...

    IN FACT - oftentimes Apple refuses to associate their company name with these prize giveaways. For example: TCF National Bank has a promotion going on at the moment that offers a free iPod 1 GB Nano when you sign up for a checking account. At the end of the commercial, it says: "Apple is in no way involved in this giveaway" - you know, with legal jargon...

    Shrug - I still like the show...
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The PIR has given away iPods but they called it an MP3 player. So its not uncommon for them to use a generic term.
     
  4. backupdrummer macrumors regular

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    Sorry my love of plinko far out ways them not putting the plug in for AAPL
     
  5. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    LOL I was about to say the same thing.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Did they cover up the Apple logo on the computer with a sticker?

    There's an ad on TV here for a correspondence learning centre that has shots of a Dell (or some other generic PC) laptop with an Apple sticker over the top of the PC logo on the back of the screen..... couldn't believe it when I saw it.
     
  7. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Presumably they don't want to dilute the brand. I'm not sure it makes sense as a marketing thing, but whatever.

    It's like the NFL and the SuperBowl. That's why all those promos talk about a "trip to the Big Game in [Detroit]" or whatever.

    Presumably Apple has warned them not to use their products for promoting the show (which is essentially what they are doing).
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Me too - Plinko rocks. How dare you diss the Price is Right! :p ;) :D
     
  9. savar macrumors 68000

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    Um, there's no dual-G5 iMac, and there's also no iMac with a plasma screen.

    I like the show
     
  10. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    um, who said anything about imac?
     
  11. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I fail to see iMac, and the 20" screen is undoubtedly an ACD.

    That said, I love price is right, and would love to win that prize.
     
  12. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    I've seen that before.

    It came with a handy bedroom set.

    Yeah... and Bob... "plasma screen"? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Josh macrumors 68000

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    "And you've won a BRAND NEW CAR!!!"

    Point being, I've never heard them say "And you've won a BRAND NEW CHEVROLET COBALT WITH AIR CONDITIONING AND [inset specific features here]!!!"
     
  14. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I loved PIR....Plinko, The yoddling hiker game(that was fun)...how old is Bob now like 90?


    Bless
     
  15. mlw1235 macrumors 6502

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    I wish my car had air conditioning.

    *sigh*

    Power windows work well though. ;)
     
  16. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    He's actually only turning 83 this year (December 12th)
     
  17. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Man that guy don't age....when i was 10 he looked the same.


    Bless
     
  18. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    until they break. give it time. ;)
     
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  20. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    I dunno ... look around his eyes. The fire seems to have gone out.

    He's also picking up an elderly lisp -- as though his mouth is beginning to struggle to get around words.

    It's time for Bob to hang 'em up -- wonder how much he gets paid (or how much he loves his gig)?
     
  21. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    I'm guessing love. He's got to have enough cash laying around that it is for the love of the show. and the 50 year old models. he he.
     
  22. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Without Bob the Price Is Right is as good as done, plus who will tell us to have our pets spade or neutered.:p
     
  23. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    It's funny, I read this thread this morning and as I looked up I saw exactly what the OP was mentioning. It was a G5 Powermac with a 20" ACD. The guy who bid on it was wayyyy off though at $24thou -- it was like $44thou. I think he owns a Dell. :p
     

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