The Price is Right – Season 26 (1997-1998)

VTR AIR Prod Notes/Description Grade/Source/Call Number
9/8/97 #0431K Cover Up/Plinko/Clock Game/Double Prices/Lucky Seven/Pick a Pair
(26th Season Premiere/Janice damages a van door in Lucky Seven)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
9/9/97 #0432K Make Your Move/One Away/Hit Me/Swap Meet/Punch a Bunch/Safe Crackers 1stGen/OC/TA-2
9/12/97 #0435K Barker’s Bargain Bar/Ten Chances/Secret X/Buy or Sell/Grand Game/Money Game
($1 bid, then a dirty $2 bid)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
9/23/97 #0452K Most Expensive/Pathfinder/Range Game/Take Two/Three Strikes/Bullseye
(Painful Range Game loss)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
9/24/97 #0453K Lucky Seven/Clock Game/Hit Me/Barker’s Markers/Cover Up/Cliff Hangers 1stGen/OC/TA-2
9/25/97 #0454K Spelling Bee/Safe Crackers/Squeeze Play/Shopping Spree/Dice Game/Pick a Pair 1stGen/OC/TA-2
9/26/97 #0455K Any Number/Easy as 1-2-3/It’s in the Bag/Freeze Frame/Secret X/One Away
(It’s in the Bag DEBUT)
A/OB/TA-2
9/29/97 #0461K Barker’s Bargain Bar/Shell Game/Card Game/Make Your Move/Hi-Lo/Lucky Seven 1stGen/OC/TA-2
9/30/97 #0462K Three Strikes/Now or Then/Side by Side/Swap Meet/Punch a Bunch/Money Game
(Chantal is in inner tubes during one of the showcases)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/1/97 #0463K Any Number/Range Game/Joker/Most Expensive/Temptation/Penny Ante
(Missing Closing Credits)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/2/97 #0464K Freeze Frame/Ten Chances/Grocery Game/Double Prices/Plinko/Cover Up
(A student from Michigan State gives us a very grueling Ten Chances)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/6/97 #0471K Check Game/Hole in One/Safe Crackers/Double Prices/Cliff Hangers/One Away
(Timothy puts his dot on the Check Game)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/10/97 #0475K Lucky Seven/Punch a Bunch/Side by Side/Magic #/Three Strikes/Bullseye
(An auto worker plays Lucky Seven and get 3 out of 4 numbers exactly right/Weak on-stage electronics during final part of show)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/13/97 #0481K Any Number/Pick a Pair/Barker’s Bargain Bar/Poker Game/Plinko/2 for the Price of 1 (car) 1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/14/97 #0482K Switch?/Ten Chances/Bonus Game/Freeze Frame/Grand Game/One Away 1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/15/97 #0483K Range Game/Money Game/Hi-Lo/Make Your Move/Temptation/Secret X
(Contestant really hates Temptation)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/16/97 #0484K Superball!!/Dice Game/Squeeze Play/Easy as 1-2-3/Cover Up/Penny Ante 1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/17/97 #0485K Credit Card/Lucky Seven/It’s in the Bag/Double Prices/Switcheroo/Magic Number 1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/20/97 #0491K Grocery Game/One Away/Range Game/Safe Crackers/Money Game/Plinko 1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/21/97 #0492K Most Expensive/Spelling Bee/Race Game/Magic #/Hit Me/Cover Up
(My friend Chuck Donegan is in the audience/Page who learns the fringe benefits on the first day of his job/ Swatting in contestant’s row/Contestant takes the $2500 in Spelling Bee)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/22/97 #0493K Master Key/Freeze Frame/Clock Game/Make Your Move/Hi-Lo/Card Game
(Contestant plays “Master Key” who was in the audience for a 1977 show)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/24/97 #0495K Lucky Seven/It’s in the Bag/Most Expensive/Check Game/Pathfinder/Pick a Number
(Contestant goes crazy when she sees her car and nearly hits Bob/58th No Win Show)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/27/97 #0501K Shopping Spree/Hole in One/2 for the Price of 1/Freeze Frame/Any Number/Secret X 1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/28/97 #0502K Range Game/Punch-a-Bunch/Ten Chances/Switch?/Dice Game/Bullseye
(A contestant cleans out “Ten Chances” on only 5 chances)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
10/29/97 #0503K Lucky Seven/Squeeze Play/Check-Out/Danger Price/Plinko/One Away
(Missing Opening)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
11/3/97 #0511K Golden Road/Hit Me/Swap Meet/Range Game/Five Price Tags/Make Your Move
(Missing Opening)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
11/4/97 #0512K Credit Card/Plinko/Card Game/Double Prices/Money Game/Hi-Lo
(Prop problems during Credit Card)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
11/5/97 #0513K Cover Up/Cliff Hangers/Easy as 1-2-3/Freeze Frame/Grand Game/Lucky Seven
(Wild Grand Game winner)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
11/10/97 #0521K Most Expensive/It’s in the Bag/Money Game/Range Game/Master Key/Clock Game 1stGen/OC/TA-2
11/12/97 #0523K Make Your Move/Secret X/Temptation/Check Game/Pick a Pair/Cover Up 1stGen/OC/TA-2
11/13/97 #0524K Easy as 1-2-3/Plinko/Ten Chances/Double Prices/One Away/Bullseye 1stGen/OC/TA-2
11/14/97 #0525K Barker’s Bargain Bar/Dice Game/Hit Me/Barker’s Markers/Shell Game/Lucky Seven
(Rare Hit Me tie at 20)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
11/17/97 #0531K Superball!!/Money Game/One Right Price/Easy as 1-2-3/Grand Game/2 for the Price of 1 (car)
(Rodrigo and the $54.78 incident in Superball)
A/OC/TA-2
11/18/97 #0532K Switch?/It’s in the Bag/Dice Game/Most Expensive/Freeze Frame/Switcheroo A/OC/TA-2
11/19/97 #0533K Plinko/Card Game/Shopping Spree/Double Prices/Hole in One/Barker’s Bargain Bar A/OC/TA-2
11/21/97 #0535K Lucky Seven/Fortune Hunter/Secret X/Range Game/Dice Game/Grocery Game
(Fortune Hunter DEBUT/3 $1.00 spins in 2nd Showcase Showdown)
A-/OC/TA-2
11/24/97 #0541K Golden Road/Grand Game/Swap Meet/Side by Side/Cliff Hangers/Any Number 1stGen/OC/TA-2
12/1/97 #0544K Fortune Hunter/Pick-a-Pair/Money Game/Double Prices/Cliff Hangers/Card Game
(First $5,000 win in Fortune Hunter)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
12/3/97 #0551K Check Game/Pathfinder/Safe Crackers/Swap Meet/Dice Game/Hite Me 1stGen/OC/TA-2
12/8/97 #0554K Cover Up/Barker’s Markers/Punch a Bunch/Squeeze Play/2 for the Price of 1(car)/Bullseye 1stGen/OC/TA-2
12/9/97 #0555K Money Game/Poker Game/It’s in the Bag/Double Prices/Magic #/Five Price Tags
(First $16,000 win on It’s in the Bag)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
12/10/97 #0561K Switch?/Ten Chances/Plinko/Easy as 1-2-3/Dice Game/Grocery Game 1stGen/OC/TA-2
12/11/97 #0562K Fortune Hunter/Any Number/Cliff Hangers/Freeze Frame/Hi-Lo/Lucky Seven
(Contestant get 2 prizes exactly right in Cliff Hangers)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
12/12/97 #0563K Make Your Move/Grand Game/Three Strikes/Buy or Sell/Range Game/Master Key
(Logo late popping on in opening)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
12/15/97 #0571K Squeeze Play/Plinko/One Away/Shopping Spree/Hole in One/Double Prices 1stGen/OC/TA-2
12/16/97 #0565K Lucky Seven/Most Expensive/It’s in the Bag/Side by Side/Cover Up/Secret X
(Agonizing and mostly clueless Cover Up constant, but she wins anyway)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
1/5/98 #0591K Safe Crackers/Spelling Bee/Easy as 1-2-3/Magic #/Penny Ante (rare loss)/Cover Up 1stGen/RPT/TA-2
1/12/98 #0601K Superball!! (CAR!)/Money Game/Switch?/Squeeze Play/Three Strikes/Penny Ante
(Final playing of Superball)
1stGen/RPT/TA-2
1/13/98 #0602K Range Game/Any Number/It’s in the Bag/Barker’s Bargain Bar/Dice Game/Cliff Hangers 1stGen/OC/TA-2
1/20/98 #0612K Easy as 1-2-3/One Away/Shell Game/Side by Side/Check-Out/Clock Game
(AMAZING set of bids on in Clock Game)
A/OB/TA-2
1/29/98 #0624K Lucky Seven/It’s in the Bag/Double Prices/Poker Game/Money Game/Cliff Hangers (car)
(Bob rubs noses with a contestant/This is the non-interrupted version of the show)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
1/30/98 #0625K Switch?/Punch a Bunch/Any Number/Buy or Sell/Check Game/Pick a Pair (car)
Features one of the biggest losses on “Buy or Sell” -$1,100!
1stGen/OC/TA-2
2/4/98 #0634K Clip of “Bonus Game” 1stGen/OC/TA-2
2/16/98 #0651K Grocery Game/Barker’s Markers/Magic #/Squeeze Play/Plinko/Dice Game
(Poor Scott blows his knee out during Dice Game)
A/OC/TA-2
3/10/98 #0682K Most Expensive/Line Em Up/Bullseye/One Right Price/Plinko/One Away
(Line Em Up DEBUT)
A/OC/TA-2
3/30/98 #0711K Swap Meet/Hole in One/Magic #/Squeeze Play/Secret X/Dice Game
(Bob tries to build suspense in Dice Game, but, the booth is not very patient anymore)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
4/1/98 #0713K Check Game/Line Em Up/Bonus Game/Most Expensive/Grand Game/Card Game
(Bob gets the infamous Hula Skirt)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
4/2/98 #0714K Plinko/Any Number/Credit Card/Double Prices/Lucky Seven/Now or Then 1stGen/OC/TA-2
4/9/98 #0724K Lucky Seven/Cliff Hangers/Any Number/Double Prices/One Away/Five Price Tags
(Ceremonial 5,000th show/All games played for a car
A+/OC/TA-2
4/10/98 #0725K Freeze Frame/Pathfinder/Clock Game/Barker’s Markers/Hit Me/2 for the Price of 1 (car)
(The plaque is shown outside the newly christened “Bob Barker Studio”/Rod flubs up a IUFB plug/End Credits Missing)
A-/OC/TA-2
5/4/98 #0761K Most Expensive/Temptation/Bonus Game/Magic #/Hit Me/Lucky Seven 1stGen/OC/TA-2
5/5/98 #0762K Money Game/Shopping Spree/It’s in the Bag/Squeeze Play/Secret X/Dice Game 1stGen/OC/TA-2
5/20/98 #0783K Check Game/Barker’s Bargain Bar/Switcheroo/Credit Card/One Away/Pick a Pair
(Check Game total is over $8,000/Satellite problems during last 15 minutes of show)
1stGen/OC/TA-2
5/22/98 #0785K Range Game/Pathfinder/Barker’s Markers/Magic #/Money Game/Penny Ante
(The infamous Ann the electrician episode)
A-/OC/TA-2
5/26/98 #0792K Switch?/Hole in One/Freeze Frame/Barker’s Bargain Bar/Cover Up/Punch a Bunch
(Chantal putts in Hole in One or Two, and a son tries to take his  mother’s place in contestant’s row)
A/OC/TA-2
6/3/98 #0803K Spelling Bee/Danger Price/Magic #/Most Expensive/Any Number/Check-Out
(Where is Nicole Thorenson? Barrington? Thornbrough?)
A-/OC/TA-2
6/12/98 #0815K Credit Card/Squeeze Play/Switcheroo/One Right Price/Bullseye/Dice Game
(26th Season Finale)
1stGen/OC/TA-2