"Come on down!" Fans have been shouting that phrase since The Price Is Right debuted in 1972. Hosted by Bob Barker, the game show quickly became popular thanks to its ridiculous contestants and amped audience members. The show has had its fair share of memorable moments and hilarious lines. But on September 22, 2017, something magical happened with the Showcase Showdown, also known as the Big Wheel. After a few spins, everyone freaked out over The Price Is Right.
Under the watchful eye of host Drew Carey, three contestants spun the Big Wheel to try to make it to the final Showcase and win a few bucks. And thanks to a combination of luck and a bonus instituted to mark Carey's 10 years as host, the contestants wound up with the biggest Price Is Right payout on the Big Wheel to date.
After all these years, The Price Is Right made history once again. No wonder it's a daytime television staple.