Der Preis ist heiß was a German game show that from 1989 to the end of 1997 in the RTL was shown-afternoon program on weekdays at 17.00, then until mid-1997 at 10:30 or short 11 thereon clock. She was the first of its kind in the German television. It was an adaptation of the U.S. original The Price is Right, which has been produced there since 1956.

In the eight years airtime the German version a total of 1873 episodes were produced that aired RTL Monday to Friday, sometimes there were weekend editions. moderator was the Dutchman Harry Wijnvoord, "Price Announcer" in the background (with a few exceptions responsible for product description) was Walter Freiwald. The leader began with Walter Freiwald's opening words, "And here it is again, the show's fantastic prices. Be there when it is again: The Price is Right "In the credits was the beginning of the haunting phrase" They saw a Talbot video game "to hear!. The program was eventually discontinued due to high production costs.


The program consisted of three rounds.

In the first round, the candidates were given the task, the trading price of them shown Household Products to estimate as accurately as possible, without, however, to provide the correct price.

Who won in this group stage, received the particular product and was allowed to play in the next round in a pricing game to a higher profit. Of these price games, there were over 40 pieces. The most popular are "crash" (with the figure of "Kraxelhubers"), "Up or Down", "hit", "The Itch Seven", "run and exchange", "Tank Buster", "More or Less", " Putting "," right or wrong "," mystery penny "," Tic Tac Toe ", the" shell game "," Whoever does not honor the penny "," shopping "," Plinko "or" 3 rivets ".

After the prize-games heralded "The Rad" the last round, which was always announced by Freiwald in a serious tone with the words "Ladies and gentlemen ... the wheel!". The winners of the prize games had to turn a wheel of fortune, the two candidates who are doing erdrehten the highest point value, came into the finals and played for the "special price". This consisted of numerous individual products whose total price had to estimate the candidate as in the preliminary round as accurately as possible. Here, too, led a outbidding unable to survive. The total value of the "special price" article was moving normally around 100,000 DM , but could in rare cases even exceed 200,000 DM.

Legal dispute over the parodic use of broadcast excerptsEdit

In a copyright case against the broadcasting of a - blended with original video clips - Parody on the mission of the presented federal court on 13 April 2000 found that the applicant no claims from the account of the use of excerpts from the TV show copyright on injunctive and damages to stand. The 26 April 1994 episode of the show sent competed in a game scene a bladder tonic. In Kalkofes Mattscheibe this scene was the opinion of the court "in grossly satirical [r], subjective unilateral [r] and wanted disparaging [r] way" played. This approach to use original cut-outs to "the whole show, The Price is Right 'to coat with biting sarcasm," but according to BGH by the freedom of broadcasting covered.


The concept was together with Studio Design and cult sayings in the ProSieben -Game Show Gameshow Marathon taken for a sequence. Harry Wijnvoord had at the beginning of the program a short guest appearance.

1983 sent the ZDF one installment quiz titled The money is on the road with presenter Christian Simon. It was produced only an episode, which in one of Hans Rosenthal was led series of test broadcasts of various television quizzes.

Possible new editionEdit

In the summer of 2009, speculation about a resumption of production of the consignment were loud, which was supposed to take place in 2010. The production company Grundy Light Entertainment set clear, however, that for the format no pilot episode was planned and it still would be no station would buy a new edition. It is usual to work in the background in various formats, but there were no concrete plans. On 31 May 2010 launched Harry Wijnvoord the petition "Get The Price is back!". He called on all fans to support a comeback of his cult show by signing the petition to the German TV station, and optionally promotes other signatories. The action was unsuccessful and the associated website has now ceased.

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