Talk:The Price Is Right (U.S. game show)

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Featured on Martial Law[edit]

Nowhere is it mentioned in the article that "The Price Is Right" was featured in the show "Martial Law". Detective Law was waitng in line for the show when a woman fainted. He revived her by using reflexology (meassaging her feet. He was then called down to contestants' row and subseqently went on to win the showcase. He claimed to be a long time fan of "The Price Is Right"

References to fansite[edit]

Please do not add references to fansites or personal fan pages. These links are not acceptable sources.

The addition of DiPirro's "farewell" message has also been removed. There is no verifiable proof that this is his account on the fan message board, someone posting on his behalf or simply another fan impostor or member of the same fansite posing as him. Ѕōŧŧōľäċqǔä (talk) 14:22, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

I realize this is coming in terribly late, but I find it funny that you, of all people, would be worried about citing Golden-Road.net. The fact that it's a fansite notwithstanding (and yes, I'm fully aware of Wikipedia's policy about this -- I just don't care), you can't seriously believe thhat you're contributing to the accuracy of the article by removing anything that uses my FAQ as a reference. -TPIRFanSteve (talk) 03:33, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
I forget. Has this been taken to WP:RSN yet? I believe there are certain circumstances under which a forum post can be cited (i.e., if there's some way to prove the authenticity of the post). Steve's wiki might also get a pass since it's set up so that literally only he can edit it, with info straight from the source. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 03:47, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
WP:SELFPUB: "Self-published and questionable sources may be used as sources of information about themselves, usually in articles about themselves or their activities, without the requirement in the case of self-published sources that they be published experts in the field". If the article were about TPIRFanSteve, the fansite or the wiki contained on the fansite, links to that wiki as a source would be acceptable. However, a self-published wiki or a message board on a fansite—a site has no affiliation to the production of The Price Is Right—cannot be used as a source within this article without references on that site proving that TPIRFanSteve's self-published content is correct. Additionally, posts on the fansite's message board by members who claim to be production members of The Price Is Right cannot be used as sources since the user accounts cannot proven to actually be from the individuals claiming to be who they are.
If you're citing production information that's changed or the air date of a specific episode, the cite episode template is more than sufficient to use when referencing the episode in which the event happened. Sottolacqua (talk) 04:12, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Of course, none of this addresses what I actually said -- you and I both know that you're familiar with Golden-Road.net, so regardless of how you are technically supposed to handle this, do you really believe that holding fast to the policy in this particular case is improving the article? -TPIRFanSteve (talk) 04:22, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
WP:IAR certainly applies here. Steve obviously has a lot of "ins" with the show that make his wiki rather authoritative, although I'll grant it could be a little clearer about where he gets the info. I don't know what would be the best way to verify that the forum post was indeed from DiPirro, but I'm sure he can think of something. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 04:27, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
TPIRFanSteve, as a member of a message board/internet community who is at best third party to a relationship the message board organizers have with a former staff member that (for all intents and purposes) ended in 2008 when that staff member left the show does not qualify as an "in". Sottolacqua (talk) 17:36, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Wow, I never realized that Roger being fired magically caused all the info I'd gotten from the show's records to not have come from them anymore. I'll have to keep that in mind the next time the laws of physics go haywire. -TPIRFanSteve (talk) 00:32, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
There are also no footnotes in the fansite wiki clarifying where information came from, if from a piece of paper/record book, a conversation another party had with someone affiliated with the show, etc. Using the cite episode template is an acceptable format to footnote something that happened on a specific episode and would be more appropriate than a fansite as a reference. Sottolacqua (talk) 01:32, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Then if you're already well-versed in it, why not seek out help in using it to cite the appropriate episodes instead of deleting anything that doesn't use it already? -TPIRFanSteve (talk) 03:53, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

GA?[edit]

All right. I am thinking about getting this article to at least GA status. There are still things that we need to do. Examples include:

  • Lead section - needs to be expanded to at least three to four paragraphs.
  • Winnings records - needs to have sources.
  • Broadcast history - needs to have more sources.
  • Announcers section - substitute announcers needs to be added with sources.
  • Hosts section - Barker and Carey's sections can be merged with substitute hosts together.

Any other comments or suggestions on improving this article would be very much appreciated. Darth Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 17:00, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

Rotating Announcers[edit]

We're a little more than a week away from the start of the show's milestone 40th season on CBS and since George Gray is now the announcer, I think it would be wise to delete the facts about the other rotating announcers from last year. What do you say?--E2e3v6 (talk) 21:15, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

  • No. The information is sourced and relevant. There's no reason to remove valid, sourced information presented in a neutral fashion unless it's indiscriminate, which I don't think it is. Ten Pound Hammer, his otters and a clue-bat • (Otters want attention) 21:48, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: no consensus, and the opposition makes particularly strong points. -- tariqabjotu 04:01, 21 September 2013 (UTC)


The Price Is Right (U.S. game show)The Price Is Right (1972 U.S. game show) – The current title must redirect to the franchise, The Price Is Right. George Ho (talk) 07:02, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

  • Support. The current version of The Price Is Right is much better known than the original, but an ambiguous term like this should redirect to the franchise, especially since there have been spinoffs of the 1972 version not covered in detail at the current target. 168.12.253.66 (talk) 16:49, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This verison is most-identifiable as the "U.S. game show" and it is unlikely a searcher will be seeking the 1956 or 1994 version (or any other international version) when searching for "The Price Is Right (U.S. game show)". It is not explicitly necessary to disambiguate this article as the "1972" version. AldezD (talk) 17:43, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Strong Oppose Sorry George, but I see what you are trying to do here, but that title is way too problematic. The show has been on for 40 years and regulating a single year to the article title doesn't portray the correct history of the show. If you have an alternate title please try that instead. JOJ Hutton 19:27, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose: According to the article, the show started in 1972, but has spanned many subsequent years, and continues in current production. The current article status may need some kind of cleanup, but this title change doesn't seem to accomplish what is necessary. --BarrelProof (talk) 05:49, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Episode from 1 April 2014 and article infobox[edit]

Please do not re-add Craig Ferguson to the infobox. A pesron hosting the program for a one-episode stunt should not be listed, just as individuals who were temporary/substitute announcers or were auditioning for the role are not listed. AldezD (talk) 20:43, 1 April 2014 (UTC)