Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much

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Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much
Directed byCJ Wallis
CinematographyCJ Wallis
Distributed byGravitas Ventures
Release date
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much is a 2017 American documentary film that profiles Ted Slauson, a super fan of The Price is Right. Interviews with Slauson reveal how he became fascinated with the show in the early 1970s, which drove him to memorize the prices of products, and his involvement with contestant Terry Kniess, who bid perfectly on a showcase in 2008.[1][2]


All appearing as themselves


Ted Slauson spends his early life memorizing and documenting the prize amounts on The Price is Right. When he turns 18, Slauson starts traveling to the show to become a contestant. Even when he is not picked to be a contestant, Slauson yells out prices and helps the contestants win money on the show.

Critical reception[edit]

The film has received positive reviews.[3][4][5]


Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much won best documentary at the Orlando Film Festival in 2017.[6]


  1. ^ Raelyn Giansanti (September 27, 2017). "'Perfect Bid' Trailer: How A Math Teacher From Texas Outsmarted 'The Price Is Right' — Watch". IndieWire. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Richard A. Marini (June 8, 2018). "How one San Antonio man's obsession with 'The Price is Right' almost destroyed the show". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Simon Foster (December 10, 2017). "Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much". Screen-Space. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Bradley Gibson (February 20, 2018). "Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much". Film Threat. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  5. ^ Josh Sorokach (October 2, 2018). "'Perfect Bid' Tells The Story of The Man Who Outsmarted 'The Price is Right'". Decider. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "2017 Awards and Nominees". Orlando Film Festival. Retrieved March 2, 2019.

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