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Thursday, March 31, 2011

TPiRecap: 31 March 2011 (The Brice is Right Edition)


Sorry about yesterday. I'm not at liberty to talk about it, but let's just say that something came up at the last minute to keep me from being able to do a recap in a timely fashion. It's all squared away now though, so it's back to business as (un)usual today.

Also don't forget, tomorrow is the first of April. I'll just put that on the table...

Episode #: 5504K
Airdate: 31 March 2011
VTR: 21 March 2011
First Four: Deborah, Michael, Shirley, Craig (Random)
Today's Models: Manuela Abrealez, Gwendolyn Osbourne, Rachel Reynolds (Cookie Lee)
Today's Announcer: George Gray



1. Can-Am DS90 ATV
Craig
Michael
Shirley
Deborah
750
900
950
951

ARP: $2,499

Plinko:

Minor Set Change: I don't know if this is the first time they've done it, or if this has been around for a while and I'm only now noticing it, but there's now a curlicue $ on the scoreboard in front of the plasma display. It definitely wasn't there when the new Plinko set debuted earlier this season.

Taylor fruit & vegetable processor/juicer
Large roasting pan
Small thermal coffee carafe
2qt tea kettle
5
9
3
4
4
2
1
7
WIN!
$69
$
$
WIN!
$37
4
0
$
WIN!
$19
Chip #1
1000 L
Chip #2
100 L
Chip #3
-0- R
Chip #5
10000
TOTAL
$11,100
WIN!

Good way to start a day!

2. 5-person round hot tub
Craig
Michael
Shirley
Richard
1500
2000
1
2500

ARP: $3,695

Coming or Going:
His & hers powered kayaks

COMING
GOING

8
9
4
6

$6,498
LOSS

Anyone else remember when this was one of the easiest Forced Wins on the show? Yeah, me neither.


3. Nintendo Wii game console w/games & accessories
Craig
Michael
Shirley
Tara
600
525
500
300
ARP: $654


Tara, Tara, Tara... Take it from a gamer: The Wii may be the cheapest current-gen console by a long shot, but it's not that cheap!

Hole in One (or Two):
Vintage 1955 Ford F100 (V8, AT, stainless steel exhaust, chrome rims; $23,900)

  • Bayer Low Dose aspirin
  • Gorton's beer battered fish filets
  • Roman Meal multigrain bread
  • Maybelline Mineral Power concealer
  • Solo cups (50)
  • Kool-Aid Bursts grape drink (6)

Plastic cups
Bread
Soft drink
Fish filets
Aspirin
Concealer
$3.49
$2.56





"Ugly" is the only word to describe this. This should've been a Pay the Rent lineup.

Drew's IP:
He's getting better... this one was straight enough and long enough, but just a teense too far off-center.

Craig's first attempt:
Long enough and straight enough... but too hard! The ball literally caroms out of the cup. That hurts.

Craig's second attempt:
Totally botched this time -- way off-center. LOSS

One of the more painful losses in this game in quite a while. He had it!


(CC1: "The choice of lawyer is an important one and should not be based on advertisements"... yet we get paid to make you do just that)

Showcase Showdown #1:
Craig
85
.85

Richard
100
1.00
$1,000 Bonus
Deborah
20
10
.30

Bonus Spin
5
$10,000 Bonus

Has this been a week for Bonus Spins or what? Seven already (including two Bonus Spin-Offs) and two $10K payoffs.


4. NordicTrack elliptical trainer
Mark
Michael
Shirley
Tara
1199
1300
2500
2600

ARP: $1,999


Michael, whose T-shirt proves the license-place gimmick for car winners is starting to catch on, will play 1 Right Price: $3,973
  1. Panasonic 50" 3D plasma HDTV w/glasses
  2. Apple Mac Pro computer (8GB RAM, 1TB HD, 27" cinema display, AIO)

3D HDTV
Computer
$3,973

$2,598
LOSS
$3,973




5. Today's Special Guest, Lee Brice, demos a Taylor acoustic guitar w/10 1hr private lessons
Mark
Dawn
Shirley
Tara
1201
1400
2300
1200

ARP: $1,899


And Lee personally presents Dawn with her new guitar on his way to the Showcases... and on her way to Pocket ¢hange:
2011 Dodge Nitro 4x2 Heat (3.7L V6, 4AT, trailer/tow group, paint/fabic prot)

1
3
4
5
7
25¢
2






3
NO
1
3
4
5
7
50¢
4
YES
2
4



#4
3
NO
1
3

5
7
75¢
7
NO
1
3

5
7
$1.00
5
NO
1
3

5
7
$1.25
1
Default
2
4
1


#9
7
NO

3

5
7
$1.50
3
NO

3

5
7
$1.75
5
Default
2
4
1
5

#15
7
NO

3


7
$2.00
3
Default
2
4
1
5
3
#13

I guess she thought 7 was her lucky number, or something. Not today...

Start with .25
#4
.10
#9
.05
#15
.50
#13
.10
TOTAL
1.00
LOSS

Not a pretty sight.

And in a similar vein, Shirley is looking a bit too much like vulture food at this point...

6. Pair of Marc Jacobs handbags
Mark
Lyn
Shirley
Tara
901
700
800
900
ARP: $936


Push Over:
Trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia (6n, Katarina Line cruises, private guided walking tour)

4
6
7
2
8
8
6
0
1

0
CROATIA



4
6
7
2
8
8

8
8
6
0
LOSS

1-for-5 today, and the one win was only thanks to a fudge rule. I can only hope tomorrow is better, because you know tomorrow will be special somehow or other.

(CC2: ActivOn, no longer even pretending they're not "lion" about their product's efficacy)

Lyn, Shirley (F4), and Tara receive Quoizel floor lamps and Ryobi yard tools.

Showcase Showdown #2:
Mark
75
.75

Dawn
45
40
.85
WIN
Michael
70
5
.75



Showcases: Richard (true) top winner, Dawn runner-up.

1. Lee Brice Not-Even-Close-To-Memorial "Love Like Crazy" Showcase
  • AOG outdoor barbecue island
  • Trip to Florence, AZ (4d)
    • Country Thunder Music Festival VIP passes
  • Harley-Davidson Iron 883 & Super-Low 883 motorcycles
Richard passes; Dawn bids $34,000.
(My bid: $27,923)


2. And Lee Brice Himself Returns to Present a Showcase That Sounds Pretty Good
  • Samsung Blu-Ray home theater system
    • CD collection of ACM-nominated artists
  • Trip to Baton Rouge, LA (3n, Hyatt Place)
    • Tickets to Bayou Country Superfest concert
  • 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 ST quad-cab 4x2 (4.7L V8, AT, Class 4 receiver hitch, ST popular equip grp)
Richard bids $29,000.
(My bid: $33,955)



Moment of Truth - but hey, we kinda forgot something: The winner of this Showcase, whoever it is, will win a bonus of a trip to the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, NV (Sunday 8 PM EDT, Only CBS). (3n, The Signature at MGM Grand, VIP passes to awards show; $2,375)

Dawn
Trip/Motorcycles
Richard
Trip/Truck
$34,000
Bid
$29,000
$33,772
ARP
$31,648
$238 WSD
Result
$2,648
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Richard wins!
$5,849
My Result
$2,307


LEADER BOARD: Episode #5504K
Richard (Chyron)
$48,718

Deborah
$13,724

Michael
$1,999

Dawn
$1,899

Mark
$936

Craig
$654
TOTAL WINNINGS
$67,930
(28.52% of $199,624 + $11,000 bonus)

And we'll be back tomorrow for... well, who knows really? But given recent past history, it's bound to be something!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

TPiRecap FAIL: 30 March 2011

I won't be able to do one today for personal reasons.  We'll try again tomorrow.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TPiRecap: 29 March 2011

Episode #: 5502K
Airdate: 29 March 2011
VTR: 2 March 2011
First Four: Shaista, Bev, Ariel, Sasha (R-L)
Today's Models: Amber Lancaster, Gwendolyn Osbourne, Rachel Reynolds (Zzan Jewelry)
Today's Announcer: George Gray


1. (AT&)T-Mobile cell phone w/1yr calling plan (unlimited data, 500mins/mo)
Sasha
Ariel
Bev
Shaista
1100
600
699
1101

ARP: $1,410

Well, if Dice Game was in fact broken a few hours ago yesterday, it's fixed now:
2011 Honda Accord 2-door LXS (190HP 2.4L, DRL, front double-wishbone suspension, backup sensor w/attachment, all-season mats)


0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0


Roll #1
2
NO
Roll #2
4
YES
Roll #3
3
YES
Roll #4
2
NO

Dodged some serious bullets there... but a 1 could still screw the whole thing up. Let's see...


3
4
3
5
2
2
4
3
2

0
4
3
0
WIN!

I was convinced that would be a 1 in the thousands slot. Sometimes, it's nice to be wrong!

2. Charles Krippel 14K white gold bracelet & ring
Sasha
Ariel
Bev
Jessica
1200
1000
2
500
ARP: $2,920


Switch?:
  1. Ashley Carlisle home office furniture & Apple MacBook Pro computer w/Final Cut Pro
  2. Almost Heaven Silo personal

Home office
Sauna
$4,797
$6,399
Sasha switches the prices...
$6,399
$4,797
$4,797
$6,399
LOSS

Probably should not have been lost, but it seems your first instinct is always going to be to switch the prices; even LFaTs like me are wired to think that what we see when the doors open is always wrong, because most games don't allow for the correct answer to be in plain sight right off the bat. When in doubt, it's usually a good idea to switch the prices in this game, but not today.



3. Freemotion elliptical stepper
Omar
Ariel
Bev
Jessica
1200
1700
2000
2001

ARP: $2,499

Gotta love Drew doing the Also Sprach Zarathursta deal. Adding a little flair to the ARP reveals is always appreciated. ;^)

And continuing in our impromptu Kubrick theme, Stan cues up a little Blue Danube as the prize cue for Cliff Hangers:
Trip to Salzburg, Austria (6n, Hotel Sacher, Sound of Music tour; $15,052)

(Let's just hope today goes a little better for Hans than the last time we saw him. No $70 bids, please, Jessica...)

  1. Personalized cookie cutters with movable type
  2. Deluxe angled potato ricer
  3. Small portable charcoal grill

Cookie cutters
$10 NO
$20
10......
0....5....10....15....20....25

Potato ricer
$25 NO
$32
................ 17
0....5....10....15....20....25

Charcoal grill
$54 NO
$40
.................................................R.I.P.
0....5....10....15....20....25

Threshold: 2

If only she hadn't gone so cheap on those cookie cutters, she might have pulled this off.


(CC1: Blue Buffalo pet foods)

Showcase Showdown #1:
Jessica
60
.60

Sasha
30
20
.50

Shaista
90
.90
WIN




4. Bose home theater system
Omar
Ariel
Bev
Cherie
1200
1101
800
1100

ARP: $1,000


Danger Price: $1,399
  1. Panasonic 50" plasma HDTV
  2. 3pc Tiki bar set
  3. 14oz stainless steel popcorn cart
  4. Flexsteel Jetstream home theater seating

$1,399
Bar set
Popcorn cart
$
$2,414
Plasma HDTV
Theater seats
$
$


$1,399
Bar set
Popcorn cart
$927
$2,414
Plasma HDTV
Theater seats
$
$

We're home free, as long as Bev plays it smart.

$1,399
Bar set
Popcorn cart
$927
$2,414
Plasma HDTV
Theater seats
$1,399

WTF!?!?
(Theater seats: $2,199)

What the hell, guys. What. The. Hell.



5. Selection of Gucci shoes
Omar
Ariel
Kathy
Cherie
750
751
400
775

ARP: $2,415

The key word here was "Gucci," people. Those interlocking Gs don't come cheap, you know...

Stack the Deck:
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS (2.4L, 6AT, paint/fabric prot, prot pkg)


Stack the DECK

0
0
0
0
0
2
3
4
5
6
7
9

VitaFusion Fiber Gummies supplement
Nabisco
Nilla Wafers cookies
Avon Advance Techniques styling gel
$10.99
$
$4.00
$8.49
$4.19
$5.39
Red Bull energy drink
(4 cans)
Bisquick
pancake
mix
Kraft grated Parmesan cheese
$
$3.19
$
NO
NO
NO

Nightmare scenario time. To say this won't be pretty would be to call the universe "fairly large."


Stack the DECK

2
4
6
3
5
2
3
4
5
6
7
9

And let's just get it over with...


2
4
3
7
9

2
4
6
3
5
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
INEVITABLE LOSS

Not much I can add here, really. Just plain ugly.


Last chance for Ariel to avoid the Buzzard Brigade...

6. Frigidaire Commercial stainless steel 30" gas range
Omar
Ariel
Kathy
Nicholas
900
2301
2302
2300
ARP: $1,499


Omar will try to salvage something out of this day with Balance Game:
Casual Impressions by AICO dining room group (Fiesta dinnerware) & chocolate.com gifts for 1 year (12 deliveries)

Free bag: $196
Remaining bags: $2,000 $4,000 $7,000

Side A
Side B
$196
$4,000
$2,000
Dining room
$6,196
$6,196
WIN!



(CC2: Alaska)

Ariel (F4), Kathy, and Nicholas receive $300 NewEgg.com gift cards and Brother sewing machines.

Showcase Showdown #2:
Bev
55
25
.80

Cherie
50
40
.90
WIN
Omar
35
75
1.10



Showcases: Shaista (true) top winner, Cherie runner-up.

1. I Always Thought There was Something Fishy About This Show!
  • His & hers fishing equipment
  • Trip to Denver, CO (7n, C Lazy U Ranch)
    • Fishing experience
  • Bass Tracker ProTeam 175 TXW fishing boat w/Mercury motor & trailer
Shaista passes; Cherie bids $28,000.
(My bid: $31,013)


2. Two American Originals: Hamburgers & Chevys
  • Trip to Seattle, WA (6n, Grand Hyatt Seattle)
    • Meal at Lunchbox Laboratory
  • Trip to Philadelphia, PA (5n, Loews Philadelphia Hotel)
    • Meal at Bistro Rouge
  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro LS coupe (3.6L V6, OnStar Turn-by-Turn 6mos)
Shaista bids $34,000.
(My bid: $28,582)



Moment of Truth catered by In-N-Out Burger; see some video of the models handing out fast food goodness to the Peanut Gallery at priceisright.com, where you might also want to enter to win the Prize of the Week (which is not George Gray's white jacket, sorry to say):
1: Cherie
Trip/Boat
2: Shaista
Trips/Car
$28,000
Bid
$34,000
$26,303
ARP
$34,026
$1,697
Result
$26
DOUBLE SHOWCASE WINNER!!!
(5th this season)
$4,710
My Result
$5,444

And I, like Drew, was fearing the worst after Cherie's overbid! Now that's really how to salvage an otherwise forgettable episode!

LEADER BOARD: Episode #5502K
Shaista (Chyron)
$85,174

Omar
$7,695

Sasha
$2,920

Jessica
$2,551

Cherie
$2,415

Bev
$1,000
TOTAL WINNINGS
$101,755
(63.85% of $159,361)