Cringeworthy Video: 'Price Is Right' Winner Gets Prize That's Now Worthless
By Dave Basner
April 21, 2020
The Price Is Right has suspended production in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but episodes that were filmed before the show shut down are now airing, and some of them didn't age well at all. One recently came out that really shows it was shot before just about everything got cancelled.
In the episode, a contestant played the game "Secret X" for a chance to win a trip for four to the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals. The prize included roundtrip airfare for four, a luxury hotel room and tickets to game four of hockey's championship series, plus four jerseys, altogether valued at $12,000.
Video of it was shared on Twitter with the caption, "Watching the price is right and this guy could win a trip for 4 to the...2020 Stanley cup final. Obviously pre-recorded. Bruuuutal."
In the ultimate case of good news/bad news, the contestant wound up winning the prize.
People on Twitter all felt for the guy:
On March 12, the NHL suspended their 2019-2020 season. While they haven't cancelled this year's Stanley Cup, in the case that it is held, it will almost certainly be without spectators.
Meanwhile, The Price Is Right hasn't yet said if they plan on doing anything for contestants who won prizes that can't be used anymore because of the pandemic. At least the "Secret X" winner can still get his NHL jerseys.
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