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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

TPiRecap: 31 August 2011 (Make-Good #2)


First off, if you haven't seen it already, welcome to the new-look TPiRecap blog! Long story short, I wanted to roll this out on the Season 40 premiere, but plans changed and I just couldn't wait any longer. Hope you all enjoy it!

Secondly, this is the second and final make-good airing of the summer, so in reality this is the end of the line for Season 39. When next we all gather around the ol' Towers, it'll be 19 September and time to roll out a new season, and I'm still planning on sprucing up the look and feel of the recurring elements by then.

Enough preamble, on with the show!

Episode #: 5442K
Airdate: 31 August 2011 (originally scheduled for 15 February 2011)
VTR date: 24 January 2011
First Four: Trent, Samantha, Janina, Elizabeth (Random)
Today's Models: Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds
Today's Announcer: Steve White

Steve White? Yep. This ep was taped during Announcer Search III, before George Gray got the gig permanently.

1. Collection of camping equipment
Janina
Samantha
Elizabeth
Trent
427
950
500
501






$916

If CardSharks8689 wasn't already excited about this make-good, he will be now; we've got his all-time favorite game,Spelling Bee, batting leadoff today:
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES (2L, CVT, BERS, 16" alloy wheels; $20,775)

Free Pick #1: #14
Free Pick #2: #8

  • Multi-country power converter
  • b.y.o.b. reusable shopping bag
  • Donut hole maker

Converter
$25
Tote bag
$18
Donut hole maker
$43
$40
$16
$25
$15

$2
#24
$18



$1,000
$1,000
$1,000


STOP
Win $3,000

Trent: "I just got a car, so I'm gonna take the money!" Wise move, all things considered...

(#14: R; #8: C; #24: R)

...and even wiser when you take the prove-out into consideration! It's too bad I can't count that as a win...

2. Stainless-steel cookware set
Janina
Samantha
Elizabeth
Deanna
501
800
681
680


$1,195





1 Right Price: $2,200
  1. O.W. Lee outdoor fire pit
  2. Generic outdoor seating group

Fire pit
Seating group

$2,200
$3,783
$2,200
WIN!

This could've gone either way, but my first instinct was the seating group... and as Gene Rayburn always said, it's always best to go with your first instincts if you're unsure.


3. Apple iPad (16GB) w/accessories
Janina
Marjorie
Elizabeth
Deanna
701
785
600
550




$690



At the rate this is going, Janina should start watching out for low-flying carrion eaters...

Grocery Game:
Trip to Jackson Hole, WY (4d, Teton Science Schools Wildlife Expeditions; $6,189)

Today's Theme: This is Getting Out of Hand
  • Gold Bond Ultimate hand sanitizer
  • Playtex Living work gloves
  • Campbell's Soup At Hand tomato soup
  • Kraft Handi-Snacks (6)
  • Kleenex disposable hand towels

Purchase
ARP
Sub Total
Total
Remaining
6 soups
$1.99
11.94
11.94
$8.06-$9.06
2 snacks
$3.19
06.38
18.32
$1.68-$2.68
1 glove
$2.45
02.45
20.77
WIN!


She caught a lucky break on the gloves (see what I did there?). I was convinced we were looking at over $3 for that one, and that she'd painted herself into a corner. Nicely done, regardless!

(CC1: Even during summer make-goods, there are evidently ambulances that need to be chased...)

Showcase Showdown #1:

Trent
100
1.00
$1,000 Bonus
Elizabeth
65
40
1.05

$6,879
Samantha
35
35
.70

$7,178
Bonus Spin
45
WIN



4. DirecTV satellite TV package w/2yr Choice package
Janina
Marjorie
Fai
Deanna
1
701
1450
700

RAGE


$1,656



Pick-a-Number:
Samsung 46" LED 3D HDTV w/glasses & sound bar


2
4
6
$
6
7
?
7



4

$
6
7
4
7
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

...even if you did have to wait over seven months to get your present! 8^)

We are en fuego today! Let's see if we can keep it up...

5. Collection of Bosch power tools
Janina
Marjorie
Kimberly
Deanna
1000
601
1100
600
$1,052







Well, that's a good start towards keeping it up; Janina's first sensible bid all day gets her out of the Row and the vultures have to fend for themselves until the 19th at least!

Line em Up:
2011 Honda Civic LS (1.8L 140HP, rear multi-link suspension, mats, cargo net, ambient lighting, 8CD changer)

(Hey Steve, what exactly is an eight-dish CD changer?)

  • The Outdoor Great Room Company portable gas grill w/cart: $498
  • Grilling accessory kit: $42
  • Tiki bar set: $927

0

1



4
9
8


4
2



9
2
7

9


Try #1:
0

1

4
9
8


4
2

9
2
7

NO
9


Try #2:
2

1

4
9
8


4
2


9
2
7

WIN!
9
$18,429

Just when I was about to abandon all hope (I noted Janina actually tried to change two numbers on her second chance and I was preparing a full-force salvo of snark), this happens. Just shows to go ya!

Our final Rowbird of the day (and thus of Season 39) is Penny Lane. Yes, really! (Where was she when we had Rain in the house that one day?) Drew: "I bet her parents were Rolling Stones fans..."

6. 5pc antique-style mercury lamp collection
Penny
Marjorie
Kimberly
Deanna
512
727
849
750
$725







Ouch. Bad break for Marjorie.

Safe Crackers:
Pair of Honda TRX-90 ATVs ($)

Pair of ATV helmets & accessories: 0 4 5
5
0 4
4
5 0
0
4 5
OPEN
LOCK
$540
WIN!

And that wraps up about as close to a perfect show as Season 39 could give us... five bona fide wins and a right-move-in-hindsight bailout! Not bad at all!

(CC2: United HealthCare)

Marjorie, Kimberly, and Deanna receive Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionaries and VocoPro karaoke microphones.

Showcase Showdown #2:
Penny
100
1.00

$1,000 Bonus
Fai
10
15
.25

$8,403
Janina
25
50
.75

$20,948
Bonus Spin
5
$10,000 Bonus


Showcases: Penny top winner, Trent runner-up.

1. Be the Keeper of Your Family Memories
(As Opposed to the Bee Keeper of Your Family Memories)
  • The Original Scrap Box Work Box scrapbooking cabinet
  • Creative Memories scrapbooking albums & accessories
  • Canon EOS Rebel 18MP DSLR camera w/special effects lenses & 4GB memory card
  • Trip to Orlando, FL (for 4, 4n, Nickelodeon Suites Resort, 3-day park pass, tickets to Walt Disney World)
  • 2011 Chevrolet HHR LS (2.2L Eco-Tech, flat-folding front passenger & rear seats)
Penny passes; Trent bids $32,750.
(My bid: $32,549)


2. Just Add Water
  • Beachcomber hot tub
  • Pair of SportsStuff inflatable pool rafts
  • Sea-Doo Speedster 150 sport boat w/trailer
Penny bids $26,500.
(My bid: $24,375)


Moment of Truth:
2: Trent
Trip/Car
1: Penny
Ski Boat
Bid
$32,750
$26,500
ARP
$30,597
$25,173
Result
$2,153
$1,327
DOUBLE OVERBID

$4,932
$18,263
My result
$2,042
$798

A painful way to end an otherwise great day in Studio 33... yet oddly indicative of how Season 39 as a whole went. But we still had an all-time record set for Double Showcase Wins too, so it's not that bitter a pill to swallow.

Let's just hope Season 40 brings us a lot less of this disappointment...

LEADER BOARD: Episode #5442K
Janina

$20,948
Penny

$18,263
Fai

$8,403
Samantha

$7,178
Elizabeth

$6,879

Trent

$4,932
TOTAL WINNINGS
$72,443
(42.59% of $128,213 + $12,000 bonus)

And that's a wrap, folks! See you back here in 2½ weeks for the big season premiere!

Until then. mes amis...

Friday, August 26, 2011

TPiRecap: 26 August 2011 (Make-Good #1)

Note: This recap may look slightly different than you're used to. That's because I suffered a bit of a computer calamity this week that, long story short, required me to remake my templates and such totally from scratch. I was going to update the templates a bit for Season 40 at any rate; this just stepped up my timetable.

Let's make a memory...

Episode #: 5521K
Airdate: 26 August 2011 (originally intended for 11 April 2011)
VTR date: 9 March 2011
First Four: Heli, Chelven, Angela, Daniel (R-L)
Today's Models: Manuela Abrealez, Gwendolyn Osbourne, Rachel Reynolds (ABS by Allen Schwartz)

1. Apple iPad 3G (16GB) w/suede cover
Daniel
Angela
Chelven
Heli
549
560
850
851


$764





½ Off:

$30
$30
$45
$90
Mini cupcake maker
Chanel No. 5 eau de toilette spray
Eliminated: 2 5 7 8 9 10 11 15
$15
$15
$44
$88
Garlic mincer
Stainless steel espresso maker
Eliminated: NONE
$17
$17
$30
$60
Eagle Creek toiletry bag
Guess designer sunglasses
Eliminated: 3 6 12 14

Press Your Luck Memorial "Pick-a-Corner" Configuration...

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

13
EMPTY
LOSS

It was in the actual Pick-a-Corner location, the upper right (or box #4).

Typical ½ Off gameplay in Season 39.

2. Phat Cycles Aloha Mahalo 3 womens' & Jalopy mens' bicycles
Daniel
Jeffery
Chelven
Heli
706
705
1650
400
$1,160







Flip Flop:
5pc contemporary dining room group (Kate Spade dinnerware by Michael C. Fina) & TeleFlora flowers for 1 year (12 deliveries)

...Oh, come on, Mike! A generic prize with a random tack-on, and in a game where the price is relevant? This should be a Grocery Game package! On top of that, it's Flip Flop, a game that didn't exactly have a stellar Season 39 to begin with (7-23 record).

The only way this could be worse is if the options were a total coin flip.

86
67

...Thanks, Mike. I knew you wouldn't let me down. Sheesh, why don't ya just blindfold the contestant and have him walk to the board barefoot on hot coals while you're at it?!

Daniel Flops...

68
67
68
67
WIN!

...Well, shut my mouth! It can be done!


Our new Rowbird needs a moment to fix her hair -- which is actually, it turns out, a wig -- before coming on down (or in her case, standing up and taking two steps to the Cranberry Podium). "Everyone flips their lid on The Price is Right," quippeth Dreweth. "Hope the next prize is bobby pins!"

3. Pair of Diane von Furstenburg designer dresses & white burbory trenchcoat
Metha
Jeffery
Chelven
Heli
600
685
1500
750




$1,945



That's Not Helping!:
2011 Honda Accord LXS (190HP 2.4L, DRL, front double-wishbone suspension)

$21,115
$22,052
$23,274
$24,498
$25,981
$$$
$$$
$$$
$$$
$$$

$22,780
INEVITABLE


Well, so much for my "That's Four Eight!" pattern I thought I'd noticed.


(CC1: United Healthcare)

Showcase Showdown #1:

Angela
10
20
.30

$961

Chelven
30
75
1.05

$1,945
Daniel
90
.90
WIN


4. Sanyo waterproof HD camcorder & IOmega Xacti pocket camcorder
Metha
Jeffery
Beth
Heli
825
751
750
600






$500 Bonus

At least we're vulture-free today...

Now....or Then:
Trip to Fiji (Air Pacific, 6n, helicopter tour; $7,850)

...Very odd. This trip is the sort of thing Flip Flop's been played for lately, while the dining room/flowers package we did see in Flip Flop is more suited to a GP game like this. It almost feels like someone transposed the two packages on the format sheet or something.

And on another note, today's Then date is June of 1986. I believe, but I don't have any data to back this up, that this is the longest time ever between the Now and Then dates.

  • X-14 mildew stain remover
  • Bubble Yum bubble gum
  • Aunt Nellie's pickled beets
  • King's Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Creamette spaghetti
  • Diamond party picks

And CBS cut away to a press conference at this point. How dare that silly little insignificant hurricane screw up our all-important game show... [eyeroll]

CBS.com to the rescue...

Then: June 1986
Picks
2: Cleaner
1: Gum
$1.19

$2.39
NOW
69¢
THEN

THEN
NOW
3: Spaghetti
4: Rolls
Beets
42¢
THEN
99¢
THEN
$1.79

THEN
NOW

LOSS

Weirdness abounds. First, I got tripped up by that Bubble Yum myself; most gum these days, even sweetened stuff like that, is over a buck a pack now. Second, that X-14 I was convinced was an anachronism alert, and evidently I wasn't the only one. And third, Heli's assertion that "Nothing costs 99 cents anymore!" when picking the rolls fails to take into account she just saw a package of gum go for thirty cents less than that, not even thirty seconds ago! (I won't mention the four-Now-to-two-Then rule, since only us LFaTs are even aware such a rule exists.)


5. Frigidaire washer & dryer
Metha
Jeffery
Beth
Russell
2000
2150
1
1150






$1,428

Line em Up:
2011 Honda Fit (4c, power locks 60:40 folding seat, cargo organizer, cargo tray)

  • Guess 3pc luggage set: $695
  • Watch w/2GB USB flash drive: $25
  • 25pc crystal stemware set: $546

Try #1:
0

1


6
9
5


2
5


5
4
6

NO
8


Try #2:
0

1


6
9
5


2
5

5
4
6

LOSS
8
$15,268

I'm not even going to pretend to know what Russell was thinking with that first go, though he made the most of his second chance; I wouldn't have thought $15K myself.

This is where the East Coast CBS feed resumed the action...

6. The Big Green Egg barbecue smoker
Metha
Jeffery
Beth
La Nina
1200
585
651
650




$1,079



Bonkers!:
Beachcomber hut tub


7
5
5
7

30 seconds... go!

Try #1:
7
5
5
7
NO
:25

Try #2:
7
5
5
7
NO
:21

Try #3:
7
5
5
7
NO
:15

Try #4:
7
5
5
7
NO
:12

Try #5:
7
5
5
7
NO
:08

Try #6:
7
5
5
7

:04

Try #7(!):
7
5
5
7
NO
:01

Try #8(!!!):
7
5
5
7
WIN!
:00

She had the paddle off the board and in her hand at the moment the buzzer sounded, and Bonkers! by-laws say that still counts!

7
5
5
7
6
1
9
4

Memo to future contestants: THIS is how you play this game! Notice that Beth never stopped to check with the Peanut Gallery even once, and managed to get eight attempts during her 30 seconds, which is impressive in this game (and exactly half the possible configurations of the paddles). She also paid no attention to the clock as far as I could tell. The fact this resulted in a win off of a less-than-easy board setup is not coincidental. Mark this well!


(CC2: Famous Footwear)

Metha, Jeffery, and La Nina receive Remington womens' grooming products and vtech cordless phones & internet radios.

Showcase Showdown #2:


Heli
30
50
.80
WIN

Russell
75
100
1.75

$1,428
Beth
20
90
1.10

$7,273


Showcases: Daniel (true) top winner, Heli runner-up.

1. All the Fun You can Handle
  • Samsung 60" LCD HDTV
  • Sony PlayStation3 game console w/Move, games & accessories
  • OpenAir photo booth
  • Trip to Orlando, FL (for 4, 6n, Royal Plaza Hotel, bookit.com)
    • Four 7-day passes to Walt Disney World
  • Not one, not two, not three, not five, but four Kawasaki KLX140 offroad motorcycles & helmets
Daniel passes; Heli bids $20,000.
(My bid: $25,375)


2. A Fairy Tale Ending to a Morality Play of an Episode
  • 14K white gold/blue sapphire necklace & earrings
  • Asian cruise (Princess Cruises, 7n)
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz C350 Sport (3.5L, AT, heated front seats, multimedia package)
Daniel bids $37,000 $35,218. He obviously hasn't shopped for a Mercedes lately.
(My bid: $61,439)


Moment of Truth:
Heli
Trip/Motorcycles
Daniel
Cruise/Car
Bid
$20,000
$35,218
ARP
$25,610
$59,719
Result
$5,610
$24,501

Heli wins!
$26,710
$8,027
My result
$235 DSW
$1,720


LEADER BOARD: Episode #5521K

Heli
$26,710
Daniel

$8,027
Beth

$7,273

Chelven

$1,945

Russell

$1,428

Angela

$961
TOTAL WINNINGS
$46,344
(29.41% of $155,854 + $500 bonus)