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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TPiRecap: 29 February 2012 (Leap Day Spectacular... ish)


It's a Price is Right so special, we can only have one every four years... a Februrary 29th Spectacular!

...Okay, so, it's not a Very Special Episode or anything like that, but hey, that's what idiots like me are here for, right? ;^)

Episode #: 5863K
Airdate: 29 February 2012
VTR date: 19 January 2012
First Four: Justin, Neishta, Greg, Cassandra (R-L)
Today's Models: Manuela Abreález, Gwendolyn Osbourne, Rachel Reynolds

1. Michele ladies' designer watch
Cassandra
Greg
Neishta
Justin
1300
980
900
1100
$1995







Push Over:
Bull outdoor barbecue island

2
9
4
8
0
0
1
1
3





BBQ Island


2
9
4
8
0
0

4
8
0
0
WIN!

As outdoor kitchen islands go, this one was actually a cheapie -- just cheap enough, in fact, to play into the common misconcoption stage players seem to have that they are cheap! That, and $4,800 jupmed out immediately from this setup.

2. Microsoft XBox360 Elite game console w/games & accessories
Stacey
Greg
Neishta
Justin
550
700
640
800






$1035

It is company policy here at TPiRecap Towers that the Recapper-in-Chief shall never root against a stage player no matter what. Thus it shall be with Justin. However, as someone who has no great love for THE Ohio State University -- which is actually a bit like saying my stomach has no great love for tapeworms, but I'm trying to be diplomatic here -- I must admit that Justin's not out to a great start with the "O-H! I-O!" chant.

1 Right Price: $2297
  1. Panasonic 55" 3D plasma HDTV w/glasses
  2. Lance Powersports Cali Classic motor scooter

Trying something different with this layout... make it a bit more TV-accurate. Let's see how it flies:

3D HDTV
Motor scooter
$2297


$2297
$1999
$2297

WIN!

Good start to the day... so far, I caution myself.

3. Designer ladies' accessories
Stacey
Greg
Neishta
David
901
675
750
900




$834



From 1 Right Price to Five Price Tags, I see what you did there:
2012 Jeep Compass Sport (2L 4c, premium cloth bucket seats, remote keyless entry)

$24,456
$21,135
$20,075
$23,340
$22,215

Stainless steel egg boiler "from the year 2015"
Back to Basics Old Fashioned ice cream maker
Cuisinart stainless steel can opener
Chef's Choice PizellePro 834 pizelle maker
$22
FALSE
$95
TRUE
$90
FALSE
$50
TRUE
$22
TRUE
$70
FALSE
$90
TRUE
$50
TRUE

Phew! I was scared for a moment...

Pick #1
$23,340
NO
LOSS
($20,075)

And our winless streak for car games continues in ignominious fashion.

(CC1: Ambulance chasers)

Showcase Showdown #1:

Neishta
80
.80

$884
Justin
30
60
.90
WIN
Cassandra
20
45
.65

$6,795

4. Hatteras Roman arc hammock
(Swingin' announcer not included... especially not after Manuela dumps him!)
Stacey
Greg
Erick
David
701
702
700
550


$811





And the vultures can take a hike!

Race Game, which if you notice had a bit of Give or Keep Syndrome going during the IUFB reveal (it was visible behind Drew in the Home Base shot):
  1. 5pc chrome and glass dining set
  2. Samsung 28ft³ refrigerator w/LCD screen
  3. NordicTrack treadmill
  4. Vince Camuto designer shoes

$658
$1496
$2999
$3499

45 seconds... go!

Dining set
Refrigerator
Treadmill
Shoes
Right
Time
$658
$3499
$2999
$1496
2
34
$1496
$3499
$2999
$658
4
23
$1496
$3499
$2999
$658
HAPPY 50th!

He may have been a bit slower at it than I'd like, but it wasn't that difficult to figure out today -- and there's that old saying, you can't argue with success!

5. Canon EOS Rebel T31 DSLR camera
Stacey
Alexandra
Erick
David
1001
850
1200
1000


$900





Pass the Buck will mark our latest attempt to clear out the increasingly-crowded TVC garage:
2012 Kia Soul Plus (2L, AT, carpeted mats; $18,145)

Gold Bond Ultimate Healing lotion
Albers quick grits
8.56
1.79

$ $ $
9.56
1.79

Tide to Go instant stain remover and racetrack cleaner
Florida's Natural orange juice (hand war not included)
3.89
2.79

$ $ $
3.89
3.79

Pick #1: #5
1
2
3
4
LOSE
EVERYTHING
6
Go on...

Pick #2: #3
1
2
$3,000
4
LOSE
EVERYTHING
6
Win $3,000
(#1: Car; #2: $1,000; #4: Lose Everything; #6: $5,000)

Jeez, even the purely luck-based car games are against us!

6. Pair of Dahon Espresso 26" mountain bikes
Stacey
Mitzi
Erick
David
1102
1000
1100
1101


$1098





Drew, on the reveal: "This is one of the really bad parts of my job..."

Range Game:
Trip to Lausanne, Switzerland (6n, Beau-Rivage Palace, Indiana Jones map not included)

















14,332









14,180
14,600
-
-
---
-
-
14,500
-
-
---
-
-
14,400
-
-
---
-
-
14,300
-
-
---
-
-
14,200
-
-
---
-
-
14,100
-
-
---
-
-
14,000
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-


$14,225
FINALLY!

Someone finally caught Rich in his little lowball game!

(CC2: 5-hour Energy)

Stacey, Erick, and David receive Don Francisco's gourmet coffees and Quoizel table lamps.

Showcase Showdown #2:

Alexandra
55
70
1.25

$3,900
Greg
80
.80
$9,463
Mitzi
50
80
1.30

$15,323


Showcases: Greg top winner, Justin runner-up.

1. For People Who Like to Eat
  • Trip to Boston, MA (6n, Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf)
    • 5-course dinner
    • Aquarium tickets
  • Trip to N'Awlins, LA (5n, Maison du Puis)
    • Dinner for 2 @ Antoine's restaurant
    • Misssissippi River boat cruise
  • 2012 Nissan Sentra S (2L, CVT, splash guards)
Greg passes; Justin bids $24,240.
(My bid: $34,885)


2. Designed to Make Your Heart Race
  • Yamaha Raptor 250 ATV
  • Trip to Brian Head, UT (6n, The Grand Lodge at Brian Head)
    • Lift passes
  • Sea-Doo GTI SE personal watercraft w/trailer
Greg bids $26,000.
(My bid: $26,275)


Moment
of Truth
1. Justin
Trips/Car
2. Greg
Trip/Watercraft
Bid
$24,240
$26,000
ARP
$39,642
$20,483
Result
$15,402
$5,517

Justin wins!
$44,973 (Chyron)
$9,463
My result
$4,757
$5,792

Some new-style chyron, too, in a Helvetica-ish font. Shiny!

We finally managed to give away a car.  Now if we can just pull it off in a Pricing Game we'd be all set.

LEADER BOARD: Episode #5863K
Justin
$44,973
Mitzi

$15,323
Greg
$9,463
Cassandra

$6,795

Alexandra

$3,900

Neishta

$884
TOTAL WINNINGS
$81,338
(56.01% of $145,223)

Monday, February 27, 2012

TPiRecap: 27 February 2012



Episode #: 5861K
Airdate: 27 February 2012
VTR date: 19 January 2012
First Four: Akilah, Shaun, Sharon, Robert (R-L)
Today's Models: Manuela Abreález, Gwendolyn Osbourne, Rachel Reynolds

1. Dell tablet laptop computer
Robert
Sharon
Shaun
Akilah
750
599
501
601




$550



Switch?:
  1. Ariel Jacuzzi whirlpool bath (with see-through panel?!!?)
  2. Avanti Fitness Cardio Gym 3500 foldaway home gym

Bathtub
Home gym
$3499
$2869
Shaun leaves the prices...
$3499
$2869
$2869
$3499
LOSS

Exactly what I was afraid of. But I'm still working on the glass side panels on the bathtub. Must be for those totally comfortable with their body image...

2. harman/kardon 5.1 home theater system
Robert
Sharon
Sandy
Akilah
901
1200
900
750


$1798





Flip Flop:
La-Z-Boy Keeper sofa and Charlotte recliner, Panasonic 55" 3D plasma HDTV w/glasses, & 14oz popcorn cart

Custom-built for disaster. But let's see how it plays out.

76
85

(Curiously, that also defines Family Feud's lifespan on ABC...)

Sharon Flips...

67
85
76
58
LOSS

I have a baaaad feeling about today. The fact Drew called for the Powers That Be to reveal the ARP, momentarily forgetting that's his job in this game, dosen't exactly fill me with confidence either.

3. Designer cocktail dress
Robert
Paula
Sandy
Akilah
801
800
1200
1300
$903







My bad feeling doesn't get any better upon sighting Patholigical Loserfinder:
2012 Fiat 500 Pop (1.4L, 6AT, rear cargo organizer, slush mats, front seat covers

1
0
0
0
0
7
9
6
2
4
4
8
7
3
8
3
5
1
4
7
8
9
6
5
0
2
7
3
9
1

  1. Glass decorative vase
  2. Mini pie maker
  3. Collapsible cooler








7



5
1
4



6








1
7
0
0
0

Good start!

(The last digit is faintly 5, which if true leaves only one path open... $17,345.)



6



8
7
3



1













Pie maker
$70
$100
$100
NO



Vase
$50
$79


$50
NO

Ruh-roh, Rhaggy...

Drew walks over to the collapsible cooler, picks it up, tosses it over to Robert, and exhorts him to "Look at it! Study it!"

Cooler
$25
$40
$25
WIN!



That's the good news. The bad news... well, yeah. You know.



6




7
3



1













1
7
3
0
0

...Then again, sometimes luck does work out too!




2



7
3
8


1
4











I WAS WRONG TOO...
($17,326)

Well, that's certainly one way to counteract the problem with visible unlit numbers... make the numbers deceptive enough that they confuse even me.

(CC1: Ambulance chasers)

Showcase Showdown #1:

Shaun
50
100
1.50

$550

Robert
45
50
.95
WIN

Sharon
85
90
1.75

$1,798


4. Le Creuset 22pc cookware set
John
Paula
Sandy
Akilah
250
600
550
605






$801

First thing that's gone right all day... no buzzards!

And that may end up being the only thing that goes right today, as our Cavalcade of Snakebitten Games continues with Danger Price: $4995
  1. Four Sony digital cameras (two point-and-shoots, two DSLR)
  2. Golden West Billiards pool table w/accessories
  3. Bosch stainless steel electric range
  4. Dahon Mµ folding bicycle

$4995
Pool Table
3. Range
$4995
$1769
2. Cameras
1. Bicycle
$2190
$699
WIN!

Well, that certainly helps a little!

5. Michael C. Fina 1.6ct diamond & sapphire ring
John
Paula
Sandy
Danielle
900
725
1
950


$850





Stack the Deck, which is what we're doing against Paula just by playing this ugliness:
2012 Scion xB (2.4L 158HP, 4SAT, carpeted mats, cargo mats, Luxcare)


Stack the DECK






1
3
4
5
7
8
9

Planters
deluxe
whole cashews
Smucker's Goober Grape spread
Mop & Glo
floor
cleaner



$6.79
$2.19
$4.79
Gold Bond medicated body lotion
Suave
Naturals shampoo
Crisco pure vegetable
oil
$8.75
$2.19
$4.79
NO
3rd: 7
4th: 5

Oddity: Drew doesn't ask her for the free numbers until after she plays the final GP pair.


Stack the DECK

1
8
7
5
9
1
3
4
5
7
8
9


1
8
7
5
3

1
8
7
5
9
1
3
4
5
7
8
9
ALMOST

I had $18,754, myself.

6. 13pc beach equipment package
John
Kelly
Sandy
Danielle
445
350
400
444
$1213








Bonkers!:
Trip to San DIego, CA (limo, 6n, Solamar, rooftop lounge tour)

7
8
7
2

30 seconds... go!

Try #1:
7
8
7
2
NO
:24

Well, he's not gonna be setting any speed records...

Try #2:
7
8
7
2
NO
:14

Try #3:
7
8
7
2
NO
:04

...AND HE DOESN'T EVEN BOTHER GOING FOR ANOTHER CHANCE.

7
8
7
2
5
1
4
6
EXPLETIVE DELETED

...I'm not even gonna say anything. I'll be the biggest hypocrite of all time if I said what I wanted to say.

(CC2: IHOP)

Kelly, Sandy, and Danielle receive Grasshoppers shoes and $300 NewEgg.com gift cards.

Showcase Showdown #2:

Paula
80*
.80
WIN

John
60
55
1.15

$1,213
Akilah
5
55
.60

$10,454



Showcases: Robert top winner, Paula runner-up.

1. This Showcase Defies Gravity
  • Trip to San Francisco, CA (6n, Marriott San Francisco Marquis)
    • 1hr airship ride (Airship Ventures)
  • Trip to Cocoa Beach, FL (6n, Four Points by Sheraton Cocoa Beach)
    • Tandem skydiving adventure
  • Bayliner 160 Bowrider sport boat w/trailer
Robert passes; Paula bids $27,000.
(My bid: $23,873)


2. Manuela Speaks! And Sends You Around the World in 80 Seconds (Or So)
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag & accessories
  • $1,000 cash
  • Trip to Faro, Portugal (6n, Vila Vita Parc Algarve)
    • 3hr guided bicycle tour
  • Trip to... I'm serious, this is a real name... Phuket, Thailand (7n, Indigo Pearl)
    • If George knows what's good for him, he won't screw this name up!
    • 60min spa treatment
    • And you thought "Bangkok" was bad
Robert bids $19,500.
(My bid: $28,945)


Moment
of Truth
1. Paula
Trips/Boat
2. Robert
Trips
Bid
$27,000
$19,500
ARP
$31,268
$32,687
Result
$4,268
$13,187

Hey, hey, Paula! ♫
$32,118
$928
My result
$7,395
$3,742

Even Drew was shocked by the ARP of Robert's Showcase.

LEADER BOARD: Episode #5861K

Paula
$32,118
Akilah

$10,454

Sharon

$1,798

John

$1,213

Robert
$928

Shaun

$550
TOTAL WINNINGS
$47,061
(34.82% of $135,149)