02 March 2006

Plinko

So, I am not able to sleep this morning, and for some reason my brain went into overdrive and became obsessed with The Price is Right (TPIR for all you cool kids). SO many memories of me faking illness and staying home from school... waiting patiently through malpractice lawyer ads and sooooo jazzed when Bob Barker and the Showcase showdown came on. So I started to think, what was my favorite game. Dude... plinko. Hell ya, it was totally Plinko. It just seemed like you had the best odds. Granted there was some need to know the price of Dutch Boy Cleansing Powder, but you just walk up the magical staircase, drop the chips, and pray to god. Even the noise it made... and Bob's magic Plinko wand, for when those tricky chips get stuck!? Memories. I found this AMAZING website dedicated to the preservation of the great game.

So, do YOU have a favorite Price is Right game? There has to be some Cliffhanger lovers out there...

4 comments:

Dan Santat said...

Plinko hands down is the best game of all. I will have to say that a close second is the price range game where the swiss yodeler is climbing up the mountain and you have to stop his climbing by pressing a button when you feel he has reached a certain price range which is indicated on the side of the mountain. The worst game tough, the fuckin' dice game to win the Ford Festiva. The dice never roll well and I've never seen anyone win at that game.

On a tangent note, I love seeing Bob Barker get pissed off at people who don't know how to play some of the classic games. "The wheel has to spin around at least once!"

Furball said...

Can't possibly beat Plinko!!!! The Yodeler is fabulous too and I was always a big fan of the game where you punched through the paper numbered holes. I don't know why.

Benjamin said...

The Yodeler otherwise known as "Cliff Hangers"is by far the best! http://www.mycricket.com/images/clicks/guides/cliffhangers_userguide.pdf#search='the%20price%20is%20right%20yodeler'
Click on the following link to hear the yodel!! http://www.terribly-happy.com/sounds/clifhang.wav

kelmurphy said...

Benny Boy... what an amazing find!