Mosca
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November 30th, 2015 at 11:34:52 AM permalink
The Contestant Who Outsmarted The Price Is Right

"Terry Kniess studied prices. He saw that virtually every prize on The Price Is Right, from a pack of gum to the flashiest car, repeated. He and Linda memorized their values the way Terry had learned to count cards. When they felt they were ready, they made their way to California...."


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November 30th, 2015 at 11:42:40 AM permalink
I wonder if he has now been banned from game shows and placed in a database of undesirables, cheats and criminals? I mean, how dare he think a little bit!
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November 30th, 2015 at 11:44:49 AM permalink
Price is right is a TV show , not a casino. Thinking is not against the rules. Even the unwritten ones some casino personnel imply.
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November 30th, 2015 at 11:48:29 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

I wonder if he has now been banned from game shows and placed in a database of undesirables, cheats and criminals? I mean, how dare he think a little bit!

The clip didn't show after when they escorted him to a backroom and threatened work him over, call the cops to have him arrested, and then trespassed him for being a thinker!

Quote: muleyvoice

Price is right is a TV show , not a casino. Thinking is not against the rules. Even the unwritten ones some casino personnel imply.

So if I called up PIR and said "Hey, I want to be a contestant. Just so you know, I've done my research and I can't lose! So, what chance do I have of getting on?" then I'd still have a chance of getting on the show? Same as a casino they would see that as you taking away from their "typical" customers who just want to come and guess for fun with no knowledge of what they're actually doing. I doubt you would eventually find yourself on the show if they had any knowledge of your homework/personal knowledge.
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November 30th, 2015 at 12:06:24 PM permalink
Quote: muleyvoice

Price is right is a TV show , not a casino. Thinking is not against the rules. Even the unwritten ones some casino personnel imply.



The title says that it is a non-gambling AP play, it only displayed partly in the recent topics. There is a casino slant to it. But you gotta admit, it is one hell of a good AP play. It was a one timer, and the guy scored it.
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Mosca
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November 30th, 2015 at 12:07:52 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

I wonder if he has now been banned from game shows and placed in a database of undesirables, cheats and criminals? I mean, how dare he think a little bit!



I think his chance of getting on another game show is zero. There are people with multiple appearances and wins, but this guy isn't getting back on, ever.
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November 30th, 2015 at 12:09:15 PM permalink
Michael Larson has this crushed...

https://youtu.be/nzNMCXWCZzQ
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
Mosca
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November 30th, 2015 at 12:17:21 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Michael Larson has this crushed...

https://youtu.be/nzNMCXWCZzQ



Larson is mentioned in the story. His was also a great game show AP!
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DRich
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November 30th, 2015 at 12:39:19 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

I think his chance of getting on another game show is zero. There are people with multiple appearances and wins, but this guy isn't getting back on, ever.



Like all good AP's, I am sure he has a disguise and fake ID.
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November 30th, 2015 at 12:56:20 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Michael Larson has this crushed...

https://youtu.be/nzNMCXWCZzQ



The thing about Larson, he won more money on the show, and at the time he won that was an almost insane amount. No one won 6 figure amounts on game shows in the 1980s. It's common now.

Sad end to his story. Half the money was stolen in a burglary (supposedly an inside job involving his "girlfriend"), he got involved in some illegal international lottery scheme and had to go on the run, and he died of throat cancer at a young age.
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November 30th, 2015 at 1:43:02 PM permalink
I never heard this version of the story. I have, however, heard the "Ted" version of the story (the one with the person in the audience - who, if I remember correctly, frequents one of the main TPIR fan forums, golden-road.net, quite a bit); reportedly, Ted was also involved in the two million dollar wins on the primetime specials (where the contestant would win one million dollars for being with $1000 of the showcase price). In the "Ted" version, they decided that, since yelling out prices is not a problem, the bid would stand.

Also, it was, in fact, the second time there had been an exact bid on a showcase. To show you how long ago the first one was, the price was $2200. Not $22,000, mind you, but $2200. This was back in the first or second season; it was even before they started giving away both showcases if you were close enough (when it started, you had to be within $99).
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