The Price Is Right (partially found episodes of game show; 1972-present)

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The Price Is Right title screen used during the 1970's or 1980's.

Status: Partially Found

NOTE: Due to this show's absolutely massive run, (thousands of episodes spanning decades) it is quite difficult to track down every missing episode of this game show. The author has tried to list as many of the missing episodes as he can and tried to make sure the ones that he listed as missing are actually missing. If any of these episodes have surfaced, feel free to remove them from the article. Likewise, if there are missing episodes not listed here feel free to add them.

As many people know, there are many missing or "declared missing" episodes of The Price Is Right. There are some episodes of the show that haven't been aired in years (aside from Game Show Network airing a few by mistake) because Bob Barker placed a ban on episodes featuring fur coats as prizes. Most, if not all, of these episodes, have surfaced on bootlegs and YouTube.

Episodes that have had mistakes in them never aired at all. The third episode ever taped in 1972 has never aired due to a contestant being ineligible and playing anyway. Another episode, recorded in 1972, was never aired due to a special set of calculators they used for the show malfunctioning. Two more episodes, 1978 and 1985 were never aired for unknown reasons. In 2000, yet another episode went unaired due to two contestants switching places in order to cheat. It is not known if any more episodes like this exist or what has become of these other ones. None of the ones mentioned in this paragraph have surfaced.

What are missing for sure and possibly permanently are 67 episodes from Bill Cullen's original evening run as well as a handful of daytime episodes. The tapes were wiped over long ago and were made before the advent of VCR's. Fans are working to find some of these episodes in personal collections.