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Monday, January 31, 2011

TPiRecap: 31 January 2011

Episode #: 5421K
Airdate: 31 January 2011
VTR: 3 January 2011
First Four: Leona Sarah, Rogelio, Jordan (Random)
Today's Models: Gwendolyn Osbourne, Rachel Reynolds (Carlos Shoes)
Today's Announcer: George Gray

Again today, Connor Carey precedes Dear Old Dad through Door #2.

1. Mitsubishi 46" LCD HDTV
Sarah
Jordan
Rogelio
Leona
400
300
800
1000
WTF
RAGE

ARP: $2,600

When asked to read the ARP, Connor just facepalms instead... apparently even he couldn't believe some of those bids. That's when you know it's bad, folks.

Dice Game:
2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 (3.8L, easy-folding top, 4AT, AC)

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2
0
0
0
0
#





Roll #1
6
NO
Roll #2
6
NO
Roll #3
1
YES
Roll #4
6
NO
AUTOMATIC WIN!

An auto-win! It literally does not get any better than this in Dicey! Just to make it official...

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1

2
6
6
1
6
#
4
5
1
5

Now that's how you kick off a week!


2. NordicTrack elliptical trainer
Sarah
Jordan
Rogelio
Daisy
1500
1800
1801
1650

ARP: $1,999


Notice that this time, Connor does read the ARP... and the bids are in fact better this go-round. Coincidence? Read the book...

Switch?:
  1. 5-person portable halo spa
  2. Yamaha TW-200 motorcycle

Spa
Motorcycle
$3,695
$4,190
Rogelio leaves the prices...
$3,695
$4,190
$3,695
$4,190
WIN!

Could've gone either way, but my gut instinct was to leave 'em be. And with that, Switch? becomes the first Pricing Game in Season 39 to break into double digits in the W column. (For perspective, however, we currently have eleven games with double-digit loss totals.)

I don't wanna jinx it, but as Steve Allen once sang, this could be the start of something big...



3. Hartmann Intensity 3pc luggage set
Sarah
Jordan
Alana
Daisy
179
400
200
665
SUICIDAL

WTF
ARP: $1,190

Man, what is up with these bids today?! The games are going so well, but the bidding to get to those games is going so bad...

Bullseye, with today's special guest star, Food Network personality and bestselling author Paula Deen:
Paula Deen Home Collection by Universal dining room group ($5,744)

Gotta admit, that's one way to make a relatively cheap prize package (by recent Price standards, anyway) seem exciting! Thene's some neat back-and-forth banter between Drew and Paula, too, which for the sake of expediency (brevity? From me? Perish the thought!) I'm deleting here. Just catch the replay on CBS.com if you want to check it out.

  • The Increasingly Omnipresent Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing
  • McCormick ground cinnamon
  • Milk-Bone dog biscuits
  • Irish Spring soap (3 bars)
  • Challenge sweet cream butter

Purchase
ARP
Total
Location
3 soaps
$2.59
$7.77
6....|....8
2 butters
$2.89
$5.78
4....|....6
3 dressings
$3.49
$10.47
WIN!

And of course, the irrepressible Mrs. Dean will return for the Showcases...



(CC1: 1-800-DENTIST)

Showcase Showdown #1:
Daisy
60
.60

Rogelio
15
40
.55

Leona
80
.80
WIN



4. His & hers tennis equipment
Sarah
Jordan
Alana
Nicholas
550
700
750
375
ARP: $580


Now, see, this time, lowball bids are actually acceptable.

Unfortunately, it looks like our hot streak may be about to come to a screeching halt... it's time to play More or Less:
  1. Hayneedle.com Zeiss(?) Conquest binoculars
  2. harman/kardon 5.1 home theater system
  3. Prada ladies accessories
  4. 2011 Mazda3 (2.5L, CC w/wheel controls)

Binoculars
Home theater
Accessories
$1,400
LESS
$2,200
MORE
$2,600
LESS
WIN
LESS
LOSS
$1,150
$1,798
(Car: $20,045 [1])

More than three wins in a row is too much to hope for in this day and age, I suppose. To be fair to Sarah, $2,200 might be too little to pay for a home theater setup like that... if it were, say, a Sony or Yamaha setup. She might not have realized that harman/kardon is to audio equipment what Ashley is to furniture (the El Cheapo brand), so I'll let her off with a warning rather than jump all over her case for it.

[1] Source: mazdausa.com




5. Stainless steel barbecue
Candis
Jordan
Alana
Nicholas
1400
2100
1600
1

ARP: $1,999


Pick-a-Number:
18K white gold necklace & 14K white gold bracelet (2ct diamonds, 2.5ct sapphires)

Golden Road, Jr. setup; I don't see this ending well...


1
3
6
$
7
?
0
0



3

$
7
6
0
0
LOSS

I was afraid of that. (Pick-a-Number, by the way, is one of those games mentioned earlier that was in double-digit losses on the year; this was failure #11.)

Not looking too good for Jordan, who has those darned buzzards circling over her head arguing over who gets the first bite. Can she yet escape, given that she does at least have the last-bid advantage? Let's find out.

6. Casio Celviano AP-220 digital piano
Candis
Jordan
Danielle
Nicholas
2500
1
2000
2300

ARP: $1,300


Not today, vultures! Finally, a sensible $1 bid!

Well, we started with a pure-luck game, and we're ending with one... namely, Plinko:

Vivitar ViviCam X327 digital camera
Collection of 18 "app" magnets
Toastess twin-cup coffee maker
Emile Henry 9" pie dish
7
0
1
9
4
5
2
5
WIN!
$90
$
1
6
WIN!
$25
$
4
5

Chip #1
10000
Chip #2
100 R
Chip #4
-0- L
TOTAL
$10,100
WIN!

So we end up with an increasingly rare day where we're over .500! Not bad at all, given recent standards.


(CC2: Alaska)

Candis, Danielle, and Nicholas receive Pandigital e-readers and vtech cordless phones.

Showcase Showdown #2:
Sarah
10
50
.60

Alana
5
50
.55

Jordan
80
.80
WIN


Showcases: Leona (true) top winner, Jordan (true) runner-up.

1. As Promised, Paula Deen Returns -- And When She's Done With You, You Won't Recognize Your Own House
  • Paula Deen Home Collection by Universal entertainment center
  • Samsung 60" LCD HDTV
  • PDHCbU living room group
  • PDHCbU Steel Magnolia bedroom group (Strobel Supple-Pedic 6000 Q)
  • 2011 Ford Mustang convertible not from the PDHCbU (3.7L, cold air induction, AT, elec stability ctrl)
Leona bids $38,000.
(My bid: $39,197)


2. More Fun with Paula... This Time, Something a Bit More What You'd Expect, Given Who We're Talking About
  • Collection of stainless steel kitchen appliances
    • 30" freestanding gas range
    • 20.6 cu ft French door refrigerator
    • Built-in dishwasher
  • Collection of Paula Deen Collection kitchenware w/cookbooks
  • Trip to Savannah, GA (6n, Bohemian Hotel)
    • VIP dinner at The Lady & Sons (Paula Deen's restaruant)
    • $200 gift card for Paula Deen store
  • McGregor 26M sailboat w/trailer
Jordan bids $42,000.
(My bid: $37,398)


Moment of Truth, and what a surprise, everyone's getting a copy of The Deen Family Cookbook (plus a $40 coupon book from Smithfield) -- and so can you if you enter to win at priceisright,com:
2: Jordan
Trip / Sailboat
1: Leona
Rooms / Convertible
$42,000
Bid
$38,000
$38,722
ARP
$48,675
$3,278
Result
$10,675

Leona wins!
$1,324
My Result
$9,478

And what a win it is, too - over $75,000, including two cars! Who says this show is on the downswing?

LEADER BOARD: Episode #5421K
Leona (Chyron)
$75,790

Jordan
$11,515

Rogelio
$9,884

Daisy
$6,934

Alana
$1,999

Sarah
$1,730
TOTAL WINNINGS
$107,852
(49.94% of over $215,978)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Weekly Stat Party

Because no one told me this was a four-day week... of course, it'd be kinda hard to follow yesterday's salute to Kathy Greco with a normal show, so in that respect I don't blame 'em for throwing a rerun up today.

So with that in mind, here's where we stand after this (abbreviated) week in Studio 33:



STATS: Week 39-18
W-L Record
8-16
(.333)
Total Winnings
$232,697
(Avg. $58,174/day)
Double Showcase Winners
0
Double Overbids
0
Perfect Shows
0
Winless Shows
0
First Four Leftovers
2
Perfect Bids
1
Spin-Offs
0
Bonus Spins
2
Bonus Spin Payoffs
$10,000
0
$25,000
0
Most Won
Contestant
$47,159
(Jagruti, 27 Jan)
Total
$78,332
(27 Jan)
Least Won
Contestant
$700
(Jacqueline, 24 Jan)
Total
$39,884
(26 Jan)
Model Appearances
Manuela Abrealez
3
Amber Lancaster
1
Gwendolyn Osbourne
4
Rachel Reynolds
4

STATS: Season 39 To Date
W-L Record
174-360
(.326; ▲.001)
Total Winnings
$6,000,484
(Avg. $67,466/day; ▼$537)
Double Showcase Winners
2
Double Overbids
4
Perfect Shows
0
Winless Shows
9
First Four Leftovers
51
Perfect Bids
19
Spin-Offs
17
Bonus Spins
43
Bonus Spin Payoffs
$10,000
0
$25,000
2
Most Won
Contestant
$101,244
(Judy, 24 Dec)
Total
$141,975
(24 Dec)
Least Won
Contestant
$457
(James, 6 Oct late)
Total
$7,311
(10 Nov)
Model Appearances
Manuela Abrealez
54
Lanisha Cole
44
Amber Lancaster
12
Gwendolyn Osbourne
53
Rachel Reynolds
89

Left the show during Season 39.

PRICING GAMES
Game
Plays
Win
Loss
Any Number
14
8
6
Balance Game
4
2
2
Bonkers!
7
1
6
Bonus Game
5
3
2
Bullseye
5
3
2
Card Game
3
0
3
Check-Out
4
2
2
Cliff Hangers1
9
7
2
Clock Game
5
2
3
Coming or Going
9
3
6
Cover Up
11
4
7
Danger Price
7
2
5
Dice Game
8
2
6
Double Prices
16
4
12
Eazy Az 1-2-3
7
1
6
Five Price Tags
5
2
3
Flip Flop
14
2
12
Freeze Frame
15
2
13
Gas Money
5
1
4
Golden Road
2
0
2
Grand Game
9
2
7
Grocery Game
6
1
5
½ Off
9
1
8
Hi-Lo
6
2
4
Hole in One (or Two)
4
3
1
It's In the Bag
8
0
8
Let 'em Roll
8
2
6
Line em Up
5
1
4
Lucky $even
17
4
13
Magic #
2
0
2
Make Your Move
5
3
2
Master Key
4
2
2
Money Game
16
6
10
More or Less
4
1
3
Most Expen$ive
18
5
13
Now....or Then
7
6
1
One Away
5
1
4
1 Right Price
14
5
9
One Wrong Price
15
5
10
Pass the Buck
6
1
5
Pathfinder
5
0
5
Pay the Rent2
7
0
7
Pick-a-Number
12
2
10
Pick-a-Pair
7
4
3
Plinko
12
5
7
Pocket ¢hange
5
1
4
Punch-a-Bunch
7
0
7
Push Over
15
3
12
Race Game
6
1
5
Range Game
13
6
7
Rat Race
8
4
4
Safe Crackers
5
2
3
Secret "X"
7
5
2
Shell Game
3
2
1
Shopping Spree
5
4
1
Side by Side
9
6
3
Spelling Bee
3
1
2
Squeeze Play
18
5
13
Stack the Deck
5
1
4
Step Up3
2
1
1
Swap Meet
4
2
2
Switch?
15
9
6
Switcheroo
4
0
4
Take Two
4
2
2
Temptation
4
0
4
10 Chances
4
1
3
That's Too Much!
15
3
12
3 Strikes
1
0
1
Triple Play
2
0
2
2 for the Price of 1
4
2
2
TOTALS
534
174
360

1 Technical win awarded 29 September 2010 due to host error.
2 Contestant had proper GP arrangement on 11 November 2010, but bailed out.
3 Technical win awarded 14 December 2010 due to incorrect prize in game.