This Day in TV History – February 14th, 1994 – The Price is Right’s “Joker” Debuts

A pricing game involving avoiding the joker of the deck debuted on this day in television history.


The “Joker” game as it appeared in the 2000s. Courtesy: FreMantle Media / CBS

Joker debuted on the gameshow, The Price is Right on February 14th, 1994. In the game, a contestant has five cards to choose from. The more small prizes that they correctly choose the price for, the more cards they can pick to discard. If the person playing has discarded the joker, they win the big prize for that pricing game.

The game was retired from the rotation in the mid 2000s, and never played while Drew Carey hosted the show after taking over for Bob Barker.


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