On Monday, April 7, the iconic CBS game show The Price is Right will celebrate its 8,000th episode. It is the longest-running game show in TV history, now in its 42nd season.
To celebrate this milestone for The Price is Right, the show, hosted by Drew Carey, will look back at the most memorable moments and games from its history. Contestants will have the chance to play pricing games that were featured in the 1,000th, 2,000th, 3,000th, 4,000th, 5,000th and 7,500th episodes, including Plinko (which itself celebrated its 30th anniversary last fall). Prizes up for grabs include new cars, and trips to Thailand and Hawaii.
Some fun facts about The Price is Right as it heads into its 8,000th episode:
* The show has invited nearly 70,000 people to “come on down”
* It has had 2.4 million fans sit in the audience
* The Price is Right has given away more than a quarter of a billion (yes, with a “b”) dollars in cash and prizes
The Price is Right‘s 8,000th episode airs Monday, April 7, at 11am ET/10am PT, on CBS.
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