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Triple Play is a pricing game played for not one car, not two cars but for three cars.

GameplayEdit

  • Each car is played for one at a time, starting with the lowest-priced. The contestant must choose which price is closest to the actual price of the car without being higher than it. For the first car, the contestant is given two choices; for the second car, three choices and for the third car, four choices.
  • A correct decision moves the player on to the middle expensive car. If they are correct again, they move to the most expensive car. The contestant must guess correctly on the final car to win all three cars. If they choose incorrectly at any point, the game ends and the contestant loses everything. Unlike most pricing games where contestants can stop with their winnings, they are not allowed to stop the game after winning the first or second car. If the contestant succeeds in guessing which price is closest to the retail price of the final car without going over, they get all three cars.

HistoryEdit

  • Triple Play was created because then-host Bob Barker wanted a game that had a car behind each of the big doors on the show's stage. It was originally conceived as a game called "Slam Dunk" in which only one of the cars could be won. The rest of the staff did not like the idea of having a game that offered prizes that could not be won and the idea was eventually overhauled into the current format. It is the last pricing game to premiere prior to Janice Pennington and Kathleen Bradley's departure in December 2000.
  • On its first playing, it had a common theme for each car, being played for a car, a truck and a van.
  • Originally, the game's logo appeared behind all three cars with October 19, 2001 being the final time this happened and since November 21, 2001, the signs behind the first two cars were permanently removed.
  • This is one of three pricing games to use a baseball reference in its name (the other two being 3 Strikes and Squeeze Play).
  • On its premiere playing, the player lost it on the second car. On May 23, 2001, the game's eighth playing, Triple Play got its first win.
  • On October 14, 2008 (aired out-of-order on October 7, 2008), Triple Play was taken out of the pricing game lineup and returned to the pricing game rotation on October 30, 2009.
  • On April 22, 2014, Triple Play was played for three hybrid cars, but was lost at the third car.
  • For 12 years, Triple Play was always played first, much like Golden Road until December 20, 2016. However, unlike Golden Road, the game does not take up the entire stage, thus allowing the host to enter through The Big Doors. Since November 9, 2012, the game has been played anytime other than first.
  • Triple Play was won 14 times (excluding nighttime shows, in which there were three wins) over the years. After an 8-year losing streak that began on December 13, 2007, the losing streak was broken on December 21, 2015. For full proof, watch the video link description below.
  • The most recent win occurred on December 19, 2016 (aired out of order on December 22).
  • This is one of two games to use "Yes" and "No" to refer to either correct or incorrect guesses (the other being Penny Ante).
  • The game has not played since December 19, 2016 (aired out of order on December 22).

TriviaEdit

  • The most number of times this game was played in any season was 8 and so far it's the only pricing game in the current rotation to not have been played more than 10 times.

GalleryEdit

Willie wins Triple Play (September 24, 2001)Edit

Jesus wins Triple Play (December 21, 2015)Edit

Cassandra, Elaine & Danielle wins Triple Play (December 22, 2016)Edit

Custom PicturesEdit

YouTube VideosEdit

Triple Play Debut Episode (October 2, 2000)
30th Season Premiere Triple Play winner (September 17, 2001, aired out-of-order on September 24)
30th Anniversary Special Triple Play winner (January 31, 2002)
Triple Play win from Christmas Eve 2003 (December 24, 2003)
Martin makes the Triple Play (June 9, 2004, aired out-of-order on June 17)
Marlin makes the Triple Play (February 22, 2005)
Skyler makes the Triple Play (October 6, 2006)
Final Triple Play win under Bob Barker's daytime tenure (January 17, 2007)
Elva makes the Triple Play (October 22, 2007, aired out-of-order on December 6)
Triple Play is the 6th Pricing Game (November 9, 2012)
An Earth Day Triple Play (April 22, 2014)
End of Triple Play's Futility (December 21, 2015)
A Triple Play wipeout from 2016 (December 9, 2016)
Triple Play First Winning Family (December 19, 2016 aired out-of-order on December 22, 2016)

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