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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)

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