A couple of issues I discovered on DVDs that produced me laugh. Not to create it up, but the last clip in the set is my favorite Bill Cullen ad-lib.
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@TerrorBlack He was kidding about the biscuit part. When he mentioned NBC, I think he meant the network this version was broadcast on.
I wonder what those 40 shares of Nabisco stock would be worth today.
Bill’s references to the the Pittsburgh Pirates winning the world series in 1960 are priceless. They would win again in 1979. Now they haven’t had a winning season since 1992.
@ 4:17 there he goes.
@bluebear1985 From a broadcasting point of view its darn close. When did Marconi get his patent 1901?
@Drivermatic Well, if you think of 1944 as the dawn of time, then yeah. At least that’s how long Don pardo has been with NBC.
@bluebear1985 seen him on two, and even think hes better than Dick Clark on pyramid
see what you mean!!!!
Uncle Bill must have been making quite a bit at the time, because in addition to hosting this on NBC, he was also a regular panelist on “I’ve Got a Secret” on CBS.
The original version, which as you can see was hosted by Bill Cullen, aired from 1956-1965. It was a different kind of show back then.
THANK YOU so much for posting this. I miss the BW game shows so much since GSN TURNED ITS BACK on classic game shows. : (
As I like to say every time I see something of Bill’s I’ve never seen before, it’s the master at work. I’d heard about the last clip but had never seen it. Great stuff!
I could see that… some black hair dye, some thick-glasses… of course Mr. Damon would need to adopt a nasally charming voice…
I am such an idiot I almost turned this clip off cuz I thought it was really in French. You know, like an american clip dubbed into French. So glad I hung in there the whole 5 seconds. Dum-Dum me at times!! And yeah they should do a movie about his life or do one movie about all the greats: Gary Moore, Gene Rayburn, John Charles Daly etc etc etc sorry can’t list all of them but you know what I mean.
They soooooooo need to do a movie of Bill Cullen’s life. Matt Damon would be a dead ringer for a young Bill…damn near identical.
Complete entertainment unit…ROTFL!!
NOW I remember.
I use to wonder why it was “The New…” I use to think they were faking that it was on before….XD
35 years ago, the show you’re referring to was called “The NEW Price Is Right” – a drastically-changed revival of the original – what you see here.
-Kataang & MaiKo 4.F.R.!
WhhhhhAT! The Price is Right was on back then?
I thought that show started at about 35 years ago.
Forget “come on down” – he decided to fall on down! Mr Cullen was smart to hold him in place when that bonus bell went off.
Man, Don Pardo is the anouncer during the entertainment center clip……he’s been around since the dawn of time? Still on SNL!
Oh yeah, those were the days…
Are the clips at 4:10 and 6:08 related?
Uncle Bill, you’re the BEST (and the same goes for “Price” creator and original producer (albeit under Goodson-Todman), Bob Stewart.
Bob Barker wouldn’t have been caught dead doing this stuff; he was too much of a “star.”
The clip that begins at 4:10 is absolutely, hilariously priceless!!!