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Monday, February 25, 2013

TPiRecap: 25 February 2013

Last week was nothing short of incredible in the winnings department. But now that the celebrities have gone home and we're back to normal play, the question is, will our newfound lucky streaks hold up?

Only one way to find out, and that's to press ever onward...

Episode # 6241K
Airdate 25 February 2013
VTR 11 December 2012
First Four Josie, Gerardo, Anne, Carlton (L-R)
Today's Models Manuela Abreález, Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds, Gwendolyn Smith


1. LG 42" LCD HDTV (GS)
Josie
700
Gerardo
975
Anne
1000
Carlton
1
Ouch!


$699

Well, we're jumping right into the deep end to start off -- Cover Up:
2013 Honda Accord LX (2.4L, CVT, DRL, all-season mats, auto day/night mirror; AL)





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

Gut instinct says $22,934. We'll see.

Try #1:




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

Try #2:




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

Well, so far I'm Nostradamus -- and Carlton's not looking too bad either. He's gauranteed at least two chances at that final digit now...

Drew: "I don't know if you did that on purpose, but it's a good strategy."

Try #3:




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

QED.

Last Chance Saloon:




8
6
4
9
8
7
9
2
5
3
3

0
7
6
2
7
1
3
1
2
2
9
3
4
2
2
9
3
4
WIN!

Now that's how you want to start the day, with a win in a tough game! This can only bode well... I hope?

2. Michael C. Fina 14K pink & white gold twist ring w/.95ct of diamonds (RR)
Josie
1200
Gerardo
2200
Anne
1701
Lalita
1700


$2000


Side by Side:
Moto Guzzi V7 Classic motorcycle (MA)

SIDE
97
SIDE

80

00
00
00

SIDE
00
SIDE

80
97
97
80
Sorry
LOSS

Frustrating, but not unexpected. This one was a coin flip. But hey, after that Cover Up win I can't voice too much disapproval.

3. Party Tyme karaoke machine w/music (AL)
Josie
275
Gerardo
550
Mary
2
Lalita
525

$662
...


I'm biting my lip right now. Honestly.

Shopping Spree:
  • Coach 9pc accessory collection (RR)
  • Pro-Form treadmill (RR)
  • Dell 23" all-in-one cmputer (6GB RAM, 1TB HD, wireless AIO; GS)
  • Escalade Sports Atomic air hockey table (GS)

Target: $6,500
Prize
ARP
Remaining
Air hockey
$1,400
$5100
Treadmill
$2,000
$3100
Accessories
$3,502
WIN!
(Computer: $880)

A pure cakewalk, as long as you know that all non-Apple computers this show offers are total cheapos.

(CC1: Gold Bond Ultimate)

Showcase Showdown #1:

Anne
5
80
.85

TIE
Gerardo
85
.85

TIE
Carlton
50
25
.75

$23,633

Um... Drew? Mike? Someone? Anne's first spin didn't go all the way around; it touched the dollar peg, but didn't actually click over to complete the full turn. They just play on. Can I get a ruling on this? That's a fairly serious breach of Price protocol.

Regardless, we play on to aSpin-Off:

Anne
100
$1,000 Bonus
Gerardo
95

$8,444
Bonus Spin
80


Yeah... someone from S&P should be reviewing this one. There definitely needs to be a ruling on Anne's first spin, one way or the other. Otherwise it just looks like someone was asleep at the switch, and that's never a good thing.



4. Jimmy Choo his & hers designer sunglasses (MA, AL)
Josie
726
Jacob
500
Mary
632
Lalita
725

$564



Cliff Hangers:
Trip to Turks & Caicos (5n, Beaches Resort & Spa; $7,292; GS)

(RR on SPs)
  • Collapsible cooler
  • Ionic hair dryer
  • Apple iPod Shuffle (2GB)

Cooler
$25
EXACTA
$25















0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Hair dryer
$40
5 steps to 5
$35















0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Music player
$50
1 step to 6
$49















0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
WIN!

Threshold: 19

Jacob killed it! (And not in the way Hans is usually killed in this game, either!) Very well-played.

5. Pair of Magellan Roadmate 9055 GPS units (GG)
Josie
501
500
Mary
801
Lalita
1200

$500 Bonus



Pass the Buck:
2013 Kia Rio LX (AT, 1.6L, carpeted mats, elec power steering, USB/Aux jack; $15,545; RR)

Liquid-Plumr Double Impact drain opener
Nabisco Teddy Grahams crackers
5.99
2.29
$ $ $

5.99
3.29

Secret deodorant sticks (twin pack)
Gorton's grilled tilapia
7.99
3.99

$ $ $
8.99
3.99

Oh dear...

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

Not much I can say here to take the sting out of it. That just sucked.

Josie, with or without the Pussycats, will be spending a few days on Leftover Island unless she improves her bidding... quick.

6. Wüsthof 12pc cutlery set w/block (MA)
Josie
576
Courtney
325
Mary
503
Lalita
575
$962




And she does!

2 for the Price of 1:
The Three Kitchen Appliances of Doom (30" range/refrigerator/dishwasher; $6,997; AL)

Hamilton Beach small kitchen appliances (GS)

7
9
9
$
$
$
$

5
4
0

1st: 5

Normally I'd raise the roof over this, but in this case I was expecting the 7 to come up. So for proving my expectation wrong, Josie gets a Mulligan on that one.


7


$
5
9
9


4
0
STILL A LOSS

About what I figured once that 5 came up. (I'd had $740 otherwise.)

(CC2: Act Total Care / Selsun Blue)

Showcase Showdown #2:

Josie
50
50
1.00

$1,000 Bonus

China
40
35
.75

$1,000
Jacob
40
60
1.00

$1,000 Bonus

Bonus Spin-Off:

Josie
100
$25,000 BONUS!
Jacob
15

$10,000 Bonus

Now that, my friends... is a good day at the Big Wheel! $38,000 in bonus money given away, all told!

Showcases: Josie (true) top winner, Anne runner-up.

We have another editing gaffe here, as we see their bids coming back from the break. Must've been for a quick retake -- Drew informs us that this is going to be Rachel's last show before she goes on maternity leave.

1. And So, We Throw It to Rachel to Introduce a Showcase In Her Honor
  • Stainless steel gas barbecue (GS)
  • Outdoor playset (GS)
  • Trip to San Jose, Costa Rica (3n, Pacuare Lodge; 4n, Tabacon Grand Spa)
    • Amenities out the wazoo
  • 2013 Jeep Patriot Sport FWD (2L, AC, power value grp; MA)
Josie bids $36,000.
(My bid: $31,824)

2. The Other Models Dish the Dirt on Rachel
  • Amber drops the bomb that Rachel actually hates to shop... but when she does shop, she usually does it at...
    • $3,000 Beverly Hills shopping spree (limo, 6hrs)
  • Manuela says Rachel is anything but tech-savvy, being the last of the current Gang of Four to get one of these...
    • Apple iPhone 5 (16GB) w/heavy-duty case & 1yr calling plan (450 mins & 3GB data/mo)
  • Gwendolyn informs us that Rachel's first car was an '88 Ford Bronco -- which she still thinks was a cool ride -- but her current dream car looks more like this...
    • 2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 sport sedan (AT, 1.8L turbo, Becker map pilot nav system, rear deck spoiler)
Anne bids $43,000.
(My bid: $44,224)

And the gang presents the mommy-to-be with a good luck cake as we go to break.

Folks, I'd love to know why this has been happening lately. It's looking really tacky, having the bids appear and disappear before the contestants even make them in the first place. S&P might have to get involved here too...

Moment of Truth
2. Anne
Mercedes-Benz
1. Josie
Showcase
Bid
$43,000
$36,000
ARP
$42,965
AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
$30,764
Result
$35 WSD
$5,236
PAINFUL DOUBLE OVERBID
My result
$1,239
$1,060

Ouch doesn't even begin to describe it. That was... wow.

Welcome back to reality, folks. But hey, all those bonuses on the wheel were nice, right?

Drew congratulates Rachel on the baby and wishes her well (as do all of us here at the Towers, of course!)... then kinda awkwardly leads into the spay-and-neuter signoff, during which he can't even keep a straight face! ("Don't let it happen to your pets..." he manages through the laughter.)

Also, no mention of anything in the credits regarding Anne's anomolous first Showdown spin. I guess they're going to let it stand... which means we must do the same here. Still, it's a glaring error.

LEADER BOARD: Episode #6241K

Josie
$26,962
Carlton

$23,633
Jacob

$17,965
Gerardo

$8,444

Anne
$3,000

China

$1,000
TOTAL WINNINGS
$81,004
37.77% of $115,180 + $38,500 bonus(!!!)
Average: $13,501
Median: $18,981


1 comment:

  1. Apparently there was a respin edited out of SCSD1 on the infamous first spin. Still, bad form all around.

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