This Guy Cheated On 'The Price Is Right' And Forced Them To Change Their Entire System

That's a whole new level of cheating!

This Guy Cheated On 'The Price Is Right' And Forced Them To Change Their Entire System
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The Price Is Right has been around for ages, having started in the year 1956. Unlike quizzing game shows, this show required its contestants to correctly guess the price of items. And because of this format of the show, there isn't much a contestant can do to cheat his way to victory. But one guy did! And what he did leave such an impact on the show that they ended up changing their entire system and format.

Here's the entire story.

An age old show

An age old show

The Price Is Right has been around for ages, having first aired in 1956!

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Two generations of hosts

Two generations of hosts
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The show was earlier hosted by Bob Barker, and while Drew Carey is doing a good job at the reins now, it's popular opinion that the show was best in the Bob Barker era.

Here's what the show is about

Here's what the show is about
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The contestants are required to correctly guess the prices of items to win.

The game is harder than it seems...

The game is harder than it seems...
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But Terry Kniess shocked everyone when he made it to the last round and won.

In 2010, Terry perfectly guessed the price right down to the cent!

In 2010, Terry perfectly guessed the price right down to the cent!
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Here's how he did it...

Here's how he did it...
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Before the show, he used to work as a weatherman and casino surveillance, which got him obsessed with finding patterns. 

On the show...

On the show...
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Terry managed to win a Big Green Egg Smoker and grill, but he was far from satisfied with just that.

He made it past the big wheel and landed straight onto the Showcase Showdown.

He made it past the big wheel and landed straight onto the Showcase Showdown.
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Here's the technique he used...

Here's the technique he used...
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Terry and his wife watched every episode for four months before Terry came on the show, and figured out a pattern!

They noticed that most of the prices on the show..

They noticed that most of the prices on the show..

..remained same over the years as the same brands were used on the show. So he and his wife got down to memorizing the prices!

Finally, guessing the Showcase item...

Finally, guessing the Showcase item...

He used his wedding anniversary and wife's birthday to come up with a number, and guess what, it was exactly correct!

A hint of doubt...

A hint of doubt...
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Terry was checked for signs of cheating, such as using a smartphone. But they found nothing on him, and he got to keep the money! Whoa!

Changing the system!

Changing the system!
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The producers' minds were blown when they realized that Terry had won fairly, and so changed the whole system itself!