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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...

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