OPENING
Episodes 55          
             
Host entered from Door #2 43          
Host entered from the back of the audience 12          
             
Manuela ArbelŠez passed host the microphone 3          
Lanisha Cole passed phost the microphone 3          
Phire Dawson passed host the microphone 1          
Jennifer England passed host the microphone 1          
Lisa Gleave passed host the microphone 1          
Claudia Jordan passed host the microphone 5          
Heather Kozar passed host the microphone 1          
Tamiko Nash passed host the microphone 2          
Janice Pennington passed host the microphone 7          
Brandi Sherwood passed host the microphone 6          
Shane Stirling passed host the microphone 4          
Rachel Reynolds passed host the microphone 9          
Gabrielle Tuite passed host the microphone 2          
Nikki Ziering passed host the microphone 3          
Threre was no handoff 7          
ITEM UP FOR BIDS
TPiR Robot brought out the prize 1   (Aug. 28, 1986)    
TPiR Tugboat brought out the prize 1   (Sep. 11, 1986)    
             
KFC Gift Certificates awarded 1   (Sep. 18, 1986)    
             
Prizes placed on center stage 33          
Prizes presented in front of the Big Doors 20          
Prizes placed behind the Big Doors 120          
Prizes placed on the turntable 26          
Prizes lowered from the rafters in the Basket 10          
Prizes placed behind the Giant Price Tag 22          
Prizes placed in the Clam 14          
Prizes placed behind the Reveal 27          
Prizes placed behind the $ tag 30          
Prizes presented in Contestant's Row 15          
Prizes presented in front of Contestant's Row 4          
Prizes presented in the back of the audience 1   (Aug. 21, 1986)    
             
Fourth bidder won 125   37.88%      
Third bidder won 77   23.33%      
Second bidder won 71   21.52%      
First bidder won 51   15.45%      
             
Bidder at the red podium won 82   24.85%      
Bidder at the blue podium won 79   23.94%      
Bidder at the orange/yellow podium won 83   25.15%      
Bidder at the green podium won 80   24.24%      
             
First bidder called won 47 ( 9 won the Showcase)  
Second bidder called won 45 ( 8 won the Showcase)  
Third bidder called won 45 ( 4 won the Showcase)  
Fourth bidder called won 45 ( 4 won the Showcase)  
Fifth bidder called won 44 ( 12 won the Showcase)  
Sixth bidder called won 37 ( 3 won the Showcase)  
Seventh bidder called won 29 ( 8 won the Showcase)  
Eighth bidder called won 16 ( 3 won the Showcase)  
Ninth bidder called won 10 ( 1 won the Showcase - May 11, 2020)
(Excludes half-hour episode formats)            
             
Contestants called eighth and ninth both won 0          
Contestants called seventh, eighth and ninth all won 0          
             
One out of the first four contestants failed to win a one bid 26          
Two out of the first four contestants failed to win a one bid 2   (Apr. 30, 2008 / Dec. 22, 2020)  
             
$1 bids 61          
$1 bids that were not from the last bidder 2   (Jun. 27, 2002 / Feb. 29, 2008)  
$1 bids in an aired overbid 5   (Feb. 12, 2003 / May 3, 2003 / May 10, 2003 / Apr. 24, 2004 / Apr. 16, 2005)
$1 bids when there was a perfect bid 2   (Feb. 7, 2003 / May 25, 2016)  
             
Winning $1 bids 12          
Winning $1 bids that were not from the last bidder 0          
Winning $1 bids in an aired overbid 0          
             
$2-$99 bids 5   (May 22, 2004 / Feb. 29, 2008 / May 14, 2008 / Dec. 23, 2019 / Nov. 3, 2020)
      (2 $2 bids, 1 $3 bid, 1 $6 bid, 1 $69 bid)
$2-$99 bids that were after a previous $1 bid 1   (Feb. 29, 2008)    
             
Winning $2-$99 bids 2   (Feb. 29, 2008 / Nov. 3, 2020)  
Winning $2-$99 bids that were after a previous $1 bid 1   (Feb. 29, 2008)    
             
$6,000+ bids 25          
             
Bid $1 above a previous bidder 150          
Winning $1 up bids 76          
$1 up bids in an aired overbid 1   (May 14, 2008 - won)    
Bid $1 above a perfect bidder 0          
             
Bid $1 above a bidder that had also bid $1 above a previous bidder 7          
Winning $1 up bids 5          
$1 up bids in an aired overbid 0          
Bid $1 above a perfect bidder 0          
             
All bidders bid $1 above the previous bidder 1   (Apr. 24, 2004 - resulted in an overbid)
             
Bid $1 under a previous bidder 0          
             
Bid was $1 above the actual retail price 12   (Aug. 14, 1986 / Aug. 23, 1996 / Sep. 4, 1986 x2 / May 30, 2002 / Jun. 20, 2002 /
      Jun. 27, 2002 / Feb. 12, 2003 / May 10, 2003 / Dec. 18, 2003 / Apr. 24, 2004 /
      Apr. 21, 2021)    
      (May 30, 2002 wound up being an overbid)
             
Aired overbids 8   (Sep. 11, 1986 / May 30, 2002 / Feb. 12, 2003 / May 3, 2003 / May 10, 2003 /
      Apr. 24, 2004 / Apr. 16, 2005 / May 14, 2008)
Aired double overbids 0          
             
             
Perfect bids 7   (Feb. 7, 2003 x 2 / May 1, 2004 / Apr. 9, 2005 / May 25, 2016 / Dec. 22, 2019 /
      Jan. 13, 2021)    
Perfect bids in an overbid 0          
             
Median one bid value $2,799          
             
Highest bids $12,000   (Aug. 23, 1996)    
  $10,000   (Nov. 3, 2020 / Jan. 13, 2021)  
  $9,500   (May 16, 2007)    
             
Biggest underbids from the winning contestant $7,796   (Sep. 30, 2021)    
  $5,500   (Apr. 21, 2021)    
  $4,550   (May 16, 2007)    
             
Most expensive prizes $10,995   (Ross-Simons Necklace - Sep. 30, 2021)
  $7,500   (Raven Diamond Stacking Ring - Apr. 21, 2021)
  $5,770   (Howard Miller Bar Set - Feb. 29, 2008)
             
Total one bids above $5,000 13          
             
Least expensive prizes $800   (Emerson VCR - Aug. 21, 1986)  
  $845   (Party Tyme Karaoke Machine - Jan. 13, 2021)
  $890   (3 Garmin Fitness Watches - May 25, 2016)
             
Highest one bid totals for one episode $27,384   (May 17, 2003)    
  $27,306   (Apr. 30, 2008)    
  $26,964   (May 14, 2008)    
             
Lowest one bid totals for one episode $8,975   (Sep. 18, 1986)    
  $8,987   (Aug. 21, 1986)    
  $9,333   (Aug. 14, 1986)    
             
Excluding 1986 Specials $11,217   (May 25, 2016)    
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN
First spinner won 33   30.00%      
Second spinner won 34   30.91%      
Third spinner won 39   35.45%      
             
Contestant went over $1.00 85          
First two contestants went over $1.00 6   (Aug. 28, 1986 / May 30, 2002 / Jun. 27, 2002 / May 3, 2003 / May 1, 2004 /
      Oct. 27, 2020)    
      (Third spinner spun $1.00 on Jun. 27, 2002)
             
Spun $1.00 (no additional money won in the bonus spin) 24          
Landed on a green section in a bonus spin 7   (Sep. 18, 1986 / May 17, 2002 / Jun. 20, 2002 / May 10, 2003 / May 17, 2003 /
      Mar. 7, 2008 / Jan. 13, 2021)  
Landed on $1.00 in a bonus spin 2   (Aug. 28, 1986 / Apr. 21, 2021)  
Total winnings $157,000          
             
             
At least one $1,000+ winner in each Showcase Showdown 5   (May 17, 2002 / Jun. 27, 2002 / Apr. 16, 2005 / Apr. 11, 2008 / Apr. 30, 2008)
             
Spun $1.00 in one spin 20          
Spun $1.00 in two spins 13          
Spun $1.00 in a spin-off spin 0          
             
2-person spin-offs 12          
2-person $1.00 spin-offs 2   (Dec. 22, 2020 / Sep. 30, 2021)  
             
Lowest tied score 35   (Jul. 12, 2002)    
             
Spin-off ties 0          
             
Spin-offs in both Showcase Showdowns 0          
             
3 person spin-offs 0          
             
Lowest two spin total 15   (Feb. 7, 2003 / Dec. 13, 2003)  
Highest two spin total 180   (Aug. 21, 1986)    
             
Went over after spinning 5 cents on the first spin 2   (May 22, 2004 / Dec. 22, 2019)  
             
Lowest winning score for the first spinner 65   (Apr. 21, 2021)    
Lowest winning score for the second spinner 65   (May 24, 2016)    
Lowest winning score for the third spinner 15   (May 3, 2003)    
Excluding default wins 60   (Sep. 4, 1986)    
             
Lowest winning spin-off score 40   (Dec. 23, 2019)    
             
Spins under one revolution 15   (Aug. 28, 1986 / Sep. 18, 1986 / Jan. 31, 2002 / May 30, 2002 / Jun. 20, 2002 /
      Feb. 7, 2003 x2 / Apr. 24, 2004 / May 21, 2008 / Dec. 23, 2019 / May 11, 2020 x2 /
      Apr. 21, 2021 / Apr. 28, 2021)  
Subsequently spun $1.00 1   (Sep. 30, 2021)    
Puny spins in a bonus spin 1   (Apr. 28, 2021)    
             
Assisted spins 6   (Feb. 7, 2003 x2 / Apr. 24, 2004 x 2 / Nov. 3, 2020 x2)
Spun $1.00 in an assisted spin 0          
Won the Showcase Showdown 0          
SHOWCASE
Top winner bid on the first Showcase 23   41.82%      
Bid on a Showcase that ended with a car 21   (May 17, 2007 & Jul. 12, 2002 was a car and ski boat)
Bid on a Showcase that ended with a trailer/motorhome 1          
             
Top winner passed the first Showcase 32   58.18%      
Passed on a Showcase that ended with a car 15   ( 8 offered a car in the second Showcase)
Passed on a Showcase that ended with a trip 5        
Passed on a Showcase that ended with a boat 9          
Passed on a Showcase that ended with a trailer 3          
             
The top winner won the Showcase 23   41.82%      
Bid on the first Showcase 11          
Bid on the second Showcase 12          
             
The runner up won the Showcase 31   56.36%      
Bid on the first Showcase 19          
Bid on the second Showcase 12          
             
The most expensive Showcase was won 25          
The least expensive Showcase was won 27          
(Excludes Double Showcase wins)            
             
Showcase #1 was the most expensive 14   25.45%      
Showcase #2 was the most expensive 41   74.55%      
             
The top winner bid on the most expensive Showcase 32   58.18%      
The top winner bid on the least expensive Showcase 23   41.82%      
             
One contestant overbid 14          
Double Overbids 1   (May 22, 2004)    
Double Showcase Winners 2   (Feb. 22, 2008 / Mar. 7, 2008)  
             
             
Showcase ended with a car 74 ( 41 were won) (Aug. 14, 1986 / May 3, 2003 / Jul. 12, 2002 / May 17, 2008††
          was a ski boat & truck)
Showcase ended with a boat 18 ( 8 were won)  
Showcase ended with a trailer / motorhome 11 ( 4 were won)  
Showcase ended with a trip 7 ( 3 were won)  
             
             
Neither Showcase offered a trip 7   (May 30, 2002 / May 22, 2004 / Apr. 9, 2005 / Feb. 14, 2006 / May 16, 2007 /
      Feb. 22, 2008 / May 7, 2008)  
Showcases that offered at least three trips 8   (Aug. 28, 1986 / May 17, 2002 / Jun. 27, 2002 / Jul. 12, 2002 / Feb. 12, 2003 /
      Feb. 29, 2008 / Apr. 11, 2008 / May 25, 2016)
             
Showcases that offered less than three prizes 1   (May 23, 2016)    
             
Both Showcases offered a car 21          
Neither Showcase offered a car 0          
             
Showcases that offered more than one car 10   (Sep. 11, 1986 / Aug. 23, 1996 / Jun. 20, 2002 / Feb. 12, 2003 / May 10, 2003 /
      Apr. 9, 2005 / May 16, 2007 / Mar. 7, 2008 / Apr. 4, 2008 / May 14, 2008)
             
Median Showcase value $56,789          
Median value of Showcases won $57,785          
             
Showcases worth more than $110,000 3          
Showcases worth between $100,000-$109,999 6          
Showcases worth between $90,000-$99,999 6          
Showcases worth between $80,000-$89,999 11          
Showcases worth between $70,000-$79,999 10          
Showcases worth between $60,000-$69,999 15          
Showcases worth between $50,000-$59,999 14          
Showcases worth between $40,000-$49,999 22          
Showcases worth between $30,000-$39,999 15          
Showcases worth less than $30,000 8          
             
Showcase winner was not the biggest winner of the episode 4   (Jan. 31, 2002 / Apr. 9, 2005 / May 25, 2016 / Sep. 30, 2021)
             
Most expensive Showcases $124,491   (May 17, 2007)    
  $121,704   (Dec. 13, 2003)    
  $119,154   (Feb. 29, 2008)    
             
Most expensive Showcases won $121,704   (Dec. 13, 2003)    
  $105,020   (May 3, 2003)    
  $104,474   (May 21, 2008)    
             
             
Least expensive Showcases $16,620   (Aug. 21, 1986)    
  $20,256   (Sep. 4, 1986)    
  $22,535   (Aug. 28, 1986)    
Excluding 1986 Specials $26,894   (May 17, 2002)    
             
Least expensive Showcases won $20,256   (Sep. 4, 1986)    
  $26,438   (Aug. 14, 1986)    
  $27,303   (May 11, 2020)    
             
             
Most expensive Showcases (combined) $205,444   (May 17, 2007)    
  $202,235   (May 3, 2003)    
  $198,658   (Mar. 14, 2008)    
             
Least expensive Showcases (combined) $51,396   (Sep. 4, 1986)    
  $63,629   (May 3, 2016)    
  $63,807   (Aug. 28, 1986)    
             
             
Largest difference between Showcase values $62,492   (Feb. 29, 2008)    
  $57,224   (Dec. 13, 2003)    
  $43,538   (May 17, 2007)    
             
Smallest difference between Showcase values $602   (Apr. 11, 2008)    
  $757   (May 30, 2002)    
  $1,679   (Feb. 12, 2003)    
             
             
Bids closest to the actual retail price $489   (Mar. 7, 2008)    
  $701   (Feb. 14, 2006)    
  $769   (May 23, 2016)    
             
Closest bids for a contestant that did not win their Showcase $2,854   (Feb. 22, 2008)    
  $3,140   (Sep. 4, 1986)    
  $4,401   (May 24, 2016)    
             
             
Bids furthest from the actual retail price $121,703   (Dec. 13, 2003 - due to a $1 bid)  
  $62,202   (Mar. 27, 2004)    
  $60,970   (Apr. 30, 2008)    
             
Biggest miss from a contestant that won the Showcase $121,703   (Dec. 13, 2003)    
  $57,235   (Mar. 27, 2004)    
  $38,969   (Apr. 24, 2004)    
             
Median Showcase difference (excluding overbids) $11,002          
             
Smallest overbids $32   (Apr. 21, 2021)    
  $120   (May 22, 2004)    
  $275   (May 30, 2002)    
             
Largest overbids $36,049   (May 17, 2003)    
  $12,666   (Apr. 9, 2005)    
  $11,106   (May 17, 2002)    
             
Median overbid value $2,981          
             
Smallest margins of victory (Neither contestant overbid) $134   (Feb. 5, 2003)    
  $384   (Sep. 4, 1986)    
  $1,706   (May 24, 2016)    
             
Largest margins of victory (Neither contestant overbid) $51,742   (Feb. 29, 2008)    
  $49,092   (Apr. 30, 2008)    
  $31,682   (Mar. 14, 2008)    
OVERALL
Contestants that won two cars 13   (Sep. 11, 1986 / May 3, 2003 x2 / May 10, 2003 / Dec. 18, 2003 / May 1, 2004 /
      Feb. 22, 2008 / Feb. 29, 2008 / Mar. 14, 2008 x2 / May 14, 2008 / Oct. 27, 2020 /
      Apr. 21, 2021)    
Contestants that won three cars 7   (Aug. 23, 1996 / Jan. 31, 2002 / Apr. 9, 2005 / May 17, 2007 / Mar. 7, 2008 /
      Apr. 4, 2008 / Dec. 22, 2020)  
Contestants that won four cars 2   (Jul. 12, 2002 / Dec. 13, 2003)  
             
             
Episodes where four cars were won 8   (Jul. 12, 2002 / May 3, 2003 / May 17, 2003 / Apr. 9, 2005 / May 17, 2007 /
      Feb. 22, 2008 / Mar. 14, 2008 / Dec. 22, 2020)
Episodes where five cars were won 1   (Apr. 4, 2008)    
Episodes where six cars were won 1   (Dec. 13, 2003)    
             
Episodes where no cars were won 3   (Aug. 28, 1986 / Sep. 4, 1986 / Mar. 27, 2004)
             
             
All three Pricing Games played in the first half were won 6   (May 3, 2003 / Mar. 14, 2008 / Apr. 4, 2008 / Dec. 23, 2019 / May 11, 2020 /
      Dec. 22, 2020)    
All three Pricing Games played in the second half were won 10   (Aug. 14, 1986 / Aug. 21, 1986 / May 17, 2002 / Jun. 20, 2002 / Dec. 13, 2003 /
      May 16, 2007 / Feb. 22, 2008 / Feb. 29, 2008 / Nov. 3, 2020 / Apr. 21, 2021)
             
             
6/6 Pricing Games won 0          
5/6 Pricing Games won 7   (Aug. 21, 1986 / Jun. 20, 2002 / May 3, 2003 / Dec. 13, 2003 / Dec. 23, 2019 /
      May 11, 2020 / Dec. 22, 2020)  
4/6 Pricing Games won 13          
3/6 Pricing Games won 17          
2/6 Pricing Games won 11          
1/6 Pricing Games won 5          
0/6 Pricing Games won 2   (Jun. 27, 2002 / Mar. 7, 2008)  
             
             
All games were at least partially won 3   (Dec. 13, 2003 / May 11, 2020 / Sep. 30, 2021)
Winless Shows 0          
             
             
Episodes with no grocery product Pricing Games 3   (Sep. 18, 1986 / Aug. 23, 1996 / May 17, 2007)
Episodes with more than one grocery product Pricing Game 2   (Nov. 3, 2020 / Sep. 30, 2021)  
             
             
Episodes with no small prize Pricing Games 5   (Dec. 13, 2003 / Dec. 18, 2003 / May 22, 2004 / Apr. 9, 2005 / Apr. 11, 2008)
Episodes with more than one small prize Pricing Game 11   (Sep. 11, 1986 / Sep. 18, 1986 / May 17, 2007 / Feb. 29, 2008 / May 14, 2008 /
      Apr. 30, 2008 / May 25, 2016 / Dec. 23, 2019 / Nov. 3, 2020 / Apr. 21, 2021 /
      Sep. 30, 2021)    
             
Episodes where the small prize game and the grocery product games 5   (May 3, 2003 / May 17, 2003 / May 1, 2004 / Mar. 14, 2008 / Oct. 27, 2020)
were played in the same half     (Excludes episodes with more than one small prize or grocery product game)
             
             
Episodes where three Pricing Games were played for cars 17   (Excludes instances where Golden Road was played for a motorhome)
Episodes where no Pricing Games were played for cars 1   (Nov. 3, 2020)    
             
             
Episodes with more than one cash game 14   (Aug. 21, 1986 / Sep. 4, 1986 / Jan. 31, 2002 / May 17, 2002 / May 30, 2002 /
      Jun. 13, 2002 / Feb. 7, 2003 / Feb. 14, 2006 / May 17, 2007 / Feb. 22, 2008 /
      Mar. 7, 2008 / Apr. 4, 2008 / May 21, 2008 / Nov. 3, 2020)
             
Episodes where more than one Pricing Game was played for a trip 2   (May 25, 2016 / Sep. 30, 2021)  
Episodes where no Pricing Games were played for a trip 29          
             
             
Episodes with no 1-prize games 13   (Aug. 14, 1986 / Aug. 28, 1986 / Sep. 11, 1986 / Sep. 18, 1986 / Aug. 23, 1996 /
      Jun. 27, 2002 / Jul. 12, 2002 / Apr. 24, 2004 / May 17, 2007 / Apr. 4, 2008 /
      May 23, 2016 / Nov. 3, 2020 / Sep. 30, 2021)
             
Non-car games played for a car 23   (Sep. 11, 1986 / Feb. 7, 2003 / Feb. 12, 2003 / May 3, 2003 / Dec. 13, 2003 x 2 /
(Do the Math, Double Prices, Grocery Game x2, 1 Right Price,     Dec. 18, 2003 / Apr. 24, 2004 / May 22, 2004 / Apr. 9, 2005 / Apr. 16, 2005 /
One Wrong Price x2, Pick-a-Number, Push Over x3, Range Game x3,     Feb. 14, 2006 / Feb. 22, 2008 / Feb. 29, 2008 x2 / Mar. 14, 2008 / Apr. 11, 2008 /
Safe Crackers x2, Shell Game, Squeeze Play x2, Switch? x2,     May 7, 2008 / May 14, 2008 / May 21, 2008 / Oct. 27, 2020 / Jan. 27, 2021 /
2 for the Price of 1, Vend-O-Price)     Apr. 21, 2021)    
      (16-7 Record)    
             
Pricing Games (besides Triple Play) played for more than one car 6   (May 3, 2003 / Dec. 13, 2003 / Dec. 18, 2003 / Mar. 14, 2008 / May 7, 2008 /
(Do the Math, 1 Right Price, One Wrong Price x2, Switch? x2)     Apr. 21, 2021)    
      (5-1 Record)      
             
           
Non-cash games played for cash 3   (Nov. 3, 2020 x 3)    
(Pick-a-Pair, Secret "X", Vend-O-Price)     (3-0 Record)      
             
             
Pricing Games played for multiple trips 10   (Aug. 14, 1986 / Feb. 7, 2003 / May 17, 2003 / Dec. 18, 2003 / Feb. 14, 2006 /
(Bargain Game x2, Most Expen$ive x4, One Wrong Price, Race Game,     Apr. 4, 2008 / May 25, 2016 / Dec. 23, 2019 / Oct. 27, 2020 / Jan. 27, 2021)
Switch? x2)     (5-5 Record)      
             
Pricing Games played for multiple rooms 3   (Jul. 12, 2002 / May 14, 2008 / Sep. 30, 2021)
(Grocery Game x3)     (1-2 Record)      
             
Approximate total winnings $11,589,772          
Average winnings per episode $210,723          
Median winnings per episode $155,236          
             
Episodes with more than $250,000 in winnings 6          
Episodes with $200,000-$249,999 in winnings 7          
Episodes with $150,000-$199,999 in winnings 15          
Episodes with $100,000-$149,999 in winnings 16          
Episodes with less than $100,000 in winnings 11          
             
Total awarded to charitable organizations: $900,803    
             
Biggest winners: $1,153,908   (Adam Rose- Feb. 22, 2008)  
  $1,127,062   (Michael Haynes - Mar. 7, 2008)  
  $1,089,017   (Cynthia Azevedo - Apr. 4, 2008)  
             
Biggest non-Showcase winners: $116,573   (Freda - Apr. 9, 2005)    
  $99,306   (Mary Espinoza - Apr. 4, 2008)  
  $97,735   (Noah - May 17, 2007)    
             
             
Smallest winners: $1,099   (Barry, Jennifer & Bryan Ogilvie - Dec. 22, 2020)
  $1,370   (Donna Gilbert - Sep. 18, 1986)  
  $1,398   (Rita Phetmixay - Apr. 28, 2021)  
             
Smallest Showcase winners: $21,755   (Albert - Sep. 4, 1986)    
  $27,737   (Robert Burke - Aug. 14, 1986)  
  $30,975   (Lauren Weichert - Dec. 23, 2019)  
             
Median winnings for Showcase winners: $70,550          
             
Most won in one episode: $1,266,800   (Feb. 22, 2008)    
  $1,248,734   (Apr. 4, 2008)    
  $1,180,062   (Mar. 7, 2008)    
  $317,935   (Dec. 13, 2003)    
  $263,347   (May 3, 2003)    
             
Least won in one episode: $59,753   (Sep. 4, 1986)    
  $69,786   (Sep. 11, 1986)    
  $71,211   (Aug. 14, 1986)    
Excluding 1986 Specials: $78,707   (Jun. 27, 2002)    
  $88,554   (May 30, 2002)