• Apr 22, 2010
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With the thousands of prizes given away on The Price is Right over the centuries decades, it's hard to top the things that have come before. But, today, a new record will be set. To mark Earth Day, Drew Carey and company will offer up a Tesla Roadster on today's show. According to a short note Tesla sent us, "This will be the most expensive prize ever offered on the show. CBS anticipates this to be one of their most exciting episodes ever." If you miss it on the broadcast, you can watch the show here, probably starting tomorrow. Having not seen the show in years, we were honestly blown away by how excited the people who "come on down" still get as they make their way to the stage. Amazing.

UPDATE: Video added after the jump. We won't spoil the outcome for you.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      They had a 1964 Bentley the day before.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It was right-hand drive and the guy won it. I think Drew said it was $36,000, so it was probably just in weekend-driver condition. But still, it was a '64 Bentley.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That is a far more exciting prize and I would have assumed, a more expensive one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ...and the only options on the prize will be floormats and California emissions.
      • 4 Years Ago
      4 days too late...

      http://sadtuba.com/
      • 4 Years Ago
      hahahah i lol'd at the last line.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What a tool bag. That dude doesn't even know what Tesla is.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I felt a great disturbance in the Force...

        ...as if millions of college fratboys suddenly cried out in laughter and were suddenly silenced.

        I fear something terrible has happened.

        You'd better get on with your excuses.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How much of a tool was that guy anyway?
      • 4 Years Ago
      "a short note Tesla sent us, "This will be the most expensive prize ever offered"

      Sounds like a note that d-bag Musk himself would write.
        • 4 Years Ago
        True, I oversimplified it. It counts of income, and adding $100k to your income will certainly bump you into a new tax bracket, which increases your taxes overall. California will take 8% of the winnings, too. AND if you don't pay the taxes on it immediately, there are penalties if you owe the IRS too much money come April 15th, which will catch some people by surprise. You cannot owe the IRS hire than a certain percentage of your declared income, so you have to fill out a quarterly form and send the IRS a check to ensure you stay within that range.

        Any way you slice it, winning stuff is a major sucker punch if you don't already have the money to pay the taxes. Winning prizes is for rich people, it bankrupts poor people who don't know how this system works or who don't have the money to pay up.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Trouble is, the prize tax is 50% of the value of the prize. Whoever wins this will have to pay $50,000 to the IRS for the privilege of winning. Sounds like a real sucker punch, to me. I'd have to mortgage my house just to accept the prizes!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, depends what the state tax is. Federal is 25%.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Watched this today. The chump didn't win it anyway lol.
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