"I've got a good feeling about this," she said, correctly.
She told the New York Post that she had considered answering without even choosing a letter but worried it would upset the producers. (Watch the video below.)
Still, hers wasn't the biggest stunner in game-show history. That honor belongs to Terry Kniess, who became the first person in 38 years to guess the exact value of prizes in the Showcase Showdown of "The Price Is Right" in December, 2008.
Chris Jones wrote an article about Kniess' feat for Esquire magazine this summer. Unlike Burke, Kniess gamed the system. He "saw that virtually every prize on 'The Price Is Right,' from a pack of gum to the flashiest car, repeated," Jones writes. So he and his wife watched episode after episode, memorizing the prices. (It didn't hurt that Kniess was a former Vegas card dealer.)
Host Drew Carey was less animated than Sajak when Kniess nailed the Showcase Showdown, (see the video above.) Carey later said that at the time he thought Kniess had cheated somehow. Jones notes that Kniess could have gotten the answer from an even more "Price Is Right"-obsessed audience member and one-time contestant, Ted Slauson, who had in the past signaled the correct answer to a contestant. Kniess, however, insists that's not the case.
Neither Kniess nor Slauson watch "The Price Is Right" anymore. The game show instituted changes to ensure no future contestants could game the game. Writes Jones:
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