Contestant Sets Unfortunate Record on The Price is Right

Contestant Elvira set a record on The Price is Right by taking five spins on the Big Wheel before landing on a score. Her final total exceeded 100, eliminating her from the Showcase Showdown.

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Contestant Sets Unfortunate Record on The Price is Right

Contestant Sets Unfortunate Record on The Price is Right

On the May 10, 2024 episode of The Price is Right, contestant Elvira set an unfortunate record during the Showcase Showdown segment. Despite host Drew Carey's attempts to help, Elvira took an unprecedented five spins on the Big Wheel before finally landing on a score.

Elvira's troubles began with her very first spin, which landed on 65 but didn't count because the wheel failed to make a complete rotation. Carey explained the rules, stating, "The wheel has to go around at least once." Elvira's next spin hit 45, followed by a 75 with an assist from Carey. But her total exceeded 100 when her final spin landed on 40.

"That's a full one," Carey declared before ushering a disappointed Elvira and her partner off the stage. The aim of the Showcase Showdown is to get as close to 100 as possible without going over. The contestant who comes closest to the century mark advances to compete in the Price is Right Showcase for prizes.

Viewers quickly took to social media to react to the cringeworthy moment. Many called it "painful" to watch, with one dubbing it "the most pathetic thing" I've ever seen" on the long-running game show. Elvira's futile spins marked the second awkward incident on The Price is Right that week, coming just three days after a contestant's joke bid of $1 million on an exercise equipment prize.

The Price is Right, which has aired on CBS since 1972, is one of the most successful and enduring game shows in television history. Drew Carey has hosted the program since 2007, taking over from longtime host Bob Barker. Even with occasional blunders by contestants, the show continues to draw a devoted audience with its spirited competitions and signature "Come on down!" catchphrase.

While Elvira's multiple misfires on the Big Wheel set a dubious new record for futility, they also provided a memorable, if cringeworthy, moment in Price is Right history. The incident showcased the pressures and challenges contestants face under the bright studio lights. For Elvira, what started as an exciting opportunity to compete for prizes ended with an unfortunate spin into game show infamy.

Key Takeaways

  • Elvira set a record with 5 spins on The Price is Right's Big Wheel before landing a score.
  • Her spins totaled over 100, eliminating her from the Showcase Showdown.
  • Viewers reacted on social media, calling the moment "painful" and "cringeworthy."
  • This incident marked the second awkward moment on the show that week.
  • Drew Carey has hosted The Price is Right since 2007, taking over from Bob Barker.