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Thursday, July 4, 2013

TPiRecap: 4 July 2013 (Independence Day Spectacular)

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! (As a wise man once said, "They have a Fourth of July in other countries; they just don't necessarily celebrate Independence Day on it.")

As has become an annual tradition around these parts, we have a first-run summer special today, temporarily interrupting the usual lineup of reruns and/or make-good reairings that usually constutite the months of July to mid-September in Priceland. After today, we go back into hibernation here at the ol' Towers until 16 August, when the next previously pre-empted episode is slated for air.

So break out the fireworks and barbecues, and let's celebrate 237 years of America!

Episode # 6413K
Airdate 4 July 2013 (Independence Day Spectacular)
VTR 8 May 2013
First Four Jeremy & Sarah, Lindell & Demetris, Matthew & Ashley, Derrick & Tara (L-R)
Today's Models Manuela Abreález, Amber Lancaster, Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, Rachel Reynolds

This year, we have an additional gimmick for the proceedings: We're sort of combining the Fourth of July with Veterans' Day, in that all of today's contestants are members of the armed forces, who'll be playing with a member of their respective families. Interesting idea.

Contestant pairs will be listed with person in uniform first.

Drew comes out through Door #2 with Old Glory over the Barker Wall and PYRO! Is this Studio 33 or WWE? ;^) (Hey, Drew is in the WWE Hall of Fame...)

1. Pair of ASUS 11.6" laptop computers (4GB RAM, 500GB HD, Win8) (AL)
Jeremy &
Sarah
522
Lindell &
Demetris
999
Matthew &
Ashley
800
Derrick &
Tara
801

$1000



All contestants who make their way on stage will receive a $500 gift card from RetailMeNot.com, supplier of fine Price is Right tech prizes since May. ;^) This will be reflected in the Leader Board at the end of the show; remember, that's one gift card for each stage player, so that's $1,000.

Safe Crackers:
Trip to Washington, D.C. (6n, St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites, daily breakfast, evening limo tour; $; MA)

(GOS locks the door)
Pair of Nikon digital cameras (RR): 0 6 7
6
7 0
7
0 6
0
6 7
OPEN
LOCK
$760
LOSS

I know this game is usually a coin flip, but that was just... ugh.

2. Phat Cycles his & hers bicycles (AL)
Jeremy &
Sarah
800
Douglas &
Dale
575
Matthew &
Ashley
700
Derrick &
Tara
799
$1210




Any Number:
  1. Gaggia Brera espresso machine (WholeLatteLov.com; GOS)
  2. 2013 Ford Fiesta SE (1.6L, AC, tire pressure monitor, heated seats, AT; RR)

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Car
1
0
0
0
0
Coffee center
0
0
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
0

6: Coffee center
0
1
2
3
4
5
/
7
8
9
Car
1
0
0
0
0
Coffee center
0
6
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
0

5: Piggy Bank
0
1
2
3
4
/
/
7
8
9
Car
1
0
0
0
0
Coffee center
0
6
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
5

7: Coffee center
0
1
2
3
4
/
/
/
8
9
Car
1
0
0
0
0
Coffee center
7
6
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
5

Uh-oh.

8: Car
0
1
2
3
4
/
/
/
/
9
Car
1
8
0
0
0
Coffee center
7
6
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
5

Finally! All is not yet lost...

4: Piggy Bank
0
1
2
3
/
/
/
/
/
9
Car
1
8
0
0
0
Coffee center
7
6
0
Piggy Bank
4.
0
5

I think Sarah is making a mistake many players of this game do; trying to get the car digits in order from left to right. That rarely works out so well, alas.

9: Coffee center
0
1
2
3
/
/
/
/
/
/
Car
1
8
0
0
0
Coffee center
7
6
9
Piggy Bank
4.
0
5
Win coffee center
(Car: $18,310; Piggy Bank: $4.25)

See what I mean?


While I do appreciate keeping my win/loss column nice and patriotic (red being one of the colors, after all), there's something to be said for the American tradition of "greenbacks" as well... so let's see if we can turn this wreck around!

3. Six pairs of designer sunglasses (JE)
Timothy &
Lucina
1250
Douglas &
Dale
832
Matthew &
Ashley
625
Derrick &
Tara
1



$508

Freeze Frame:
Sea-Doo GTS-130 personal watercraft w/trailer (MA)

Drew: "That's how you do a beach landing, everybody!"


84
13

94
$9484
38
29
LOSS
17

41
70


I instantly picked out $8,413 and pulled for it, and didn't even see that "94" on the wheel until just a split-second before the ARP flopped open. That hurt.

Meh. Remind me why I cut my summer vacation short again? >_<

(CC1: Cortizone-10)

Showcase Showdown #1:

Derrick & Tara
45
25
.70
WIN

Lindell & Demetris
15
10
.25

$2,000

Jeremy & Sarah
15
40
.55

$2,979


Time for one of those patented Second Half Comebacks™, guys! C'mon, we can still do this...

4. Pair of Apple iPod Touches (64GBs) & Nanos (8GB) (GOS, AL)
Timothy &
Lucina
800
Douglas &
Dale
801
Matthew &
Ashley
802
Brittany &
Leann
700


$1096


At least the fireworks display on Leftover Island will be fairly sparsely attended...

Rat Race:
Win: 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS (1.8L, power windows, 6-speaker audio; $19,180 [1]; AL)
Place: Pro-Form treadmill ($1,500 [2]; MA)
Show: Party Tyme Karaoke machine w/music ($717 [3]; MA)

(RR drew SP detail)
$1: Ball Park hot dog buns
$3.00
$3.49
49¢
Green rat
$10: Joe's Hot Dog Stand roller
$30
$60
$30
RATS
$100: Oreck VersaVac bagless vaccuum cleaner & steam mop
$225
$200
$25
Blue rat

O Beautiful

3
Karaoke package
Purple Mountains Majesty

5

Fruited Plains

1

Amber Waves of Grain

4

Spacious Skies

2
Treadmill
Win karaoke package & treadmill

Just beaten out to the car by a literal whisker. Well, it's better than nothing, I suppose...

[1] Source: Chevrolet.com
[2] Source: Episode #6403K
[3] Source: Episode #6232K


5. Raymond Weil mens' automatic watch (GOS)
Timothy &
Lucina
901
Douglas &
Dale
902
Jesse &
Kristi
900
Brittany &
Leann
750

$1895



Most Expen$ive:
  1. Samsung 55" 3D LED HDTV w/glasses (RR)
  2. Elmira Stove Works retro-look refrigerator (MA)
  3. Mizarak Domina II pool table w/accessories (AL)

What's our rule about Elmira Stove Works, folks? That's right -- they're the "luxury" brand of appliance. When in doubt, assume they're more expensive than anything else on the table (unless there's also a car or boat or something along those lines in play, of course).

It seems Douglas and Dale even know it...

1
2
3
3D HDTV
Refrigerator
Pool table
$2760
$3375
$1600
STARS & STRIPES FOREVER!

Not only is this a nice win, not only does it prove my point about Elmira Stove Works, but it also means we're off the hook as far as the skunk is concerned! We can commence our Fourth of July cookouts in relatively stink-free conditions. ^^;

6. Pair of Blackberry smart phones w/1yr calling plan (550 shared mins & 3GB shared data/mo) (MA)
Timothy &
Lucina
1601
Jacob &
Alicia
1199
Jesse &
Kristi
1500
Brittany &
Leann
1600
$2600




Grand Game:
  • Ruffles potato chips (9.5oz)
  • Aussie Moist shampoo
  • Twizzlers candy (bag)
  • Ulta sunscreen
  • Totino's Party Pizza
  • Axe Kilo body spray

Target
$5.25
$1
Potato chips
$4.29
$10
Candy
$2.19
$100
Pizza
$1.69
$1,000
Go on...
Shampoo
$3.29
$10,000
WIN!

And so a game with a spotty Season 41 record (to put it mildly) takes us out on a winning note!

(CC2: Unisom / Citrical)

Showcase Showdown #2:

Matthew & Ashley
15
75
.90

WIN
Douglas & Dale
85
70
1.55

$10,630
Timothy & Lucina
30
90
1.20

$13,600


Showcases: Matthew & Ashley top winners, Derrick & Tara runners-up.

1. All-American Prizes
  • Sear-burner gas barbecue (AL)
  • Trip to Kauai, HI (6n, Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort; MA)
    • Guided island tour
  • 2013 Dodge Journey American Value Pkg. (AT, 2.4L, paint/fabric prot; GOS)
Matthew & Ashley bid $24,000.
(My bid: $28,137)


2. Star-Spangled Showcase
  • Trip to Manhattan, NY (4n; GOS)
    • 5-course dinner & fireworks cruise
  • Compact Yachts Suncat 17' sailboat w/trailer (RR)
Derrick & Tara bid $26,000.
(My bid: $23,945)


Moment of Truth
1. Derrick & Tara
New York/Boat
2. Matthew & Ashley
Hawaii/SUV
Bid
$26,000
$24,000
ARP
$30,655
$30,539
Result
$4,655
$6,539

Derrick & Tara win!
$32,163
$4,541
My result
$6,690
$2,402

And as we go to credits to the strains of Sousa, we here at TPiRecap Towers would like to wish you all a Happy Fourth, everybody! See you back here in about six weeks for our next little summertime get-together! 8^)

LEADER BOARD: Episode #6413K

Derrick & Tara
$32,163
Timothy & Lucina

$13,600
Douglas & Dale

$10,630

Matthew & Ashley
$4,541

Jeremy & Sarah

$2,979

Lindell & Demetris

$2,000
TOTAL WINNINGS
$65,913
43.43% of $151,751
Average: $10,986
Median: $17,082