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Friday, October 31, 2014

TPiRetro: A Tale of Two Syndies


"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..."

Today, since that harsh mistress known as Real Life has interceded to keep Drew from a taping date and thus caused the cancellation of this year's Halloween Special, what I thought I'd do is finally address all those of reader requests for me to tackle a syndicated episode of Price from either the Dennis James, Tom Kennedy, Doug Davidson, or even the syndie seasons with Bob still at the helm.

In fact, I'm going to do two such shows for you on this day, one Kennedy and one Davidson. Just because I like you, and because this is something people have been asking me to do for years, ever since I made it known I was more than willing to tackle whatever vintage episodes I might have in my collection.

And so... let's hop in the DeLorean and travel back to the actual year that movie was released, 1985.  It's opening night for a brand new nighttime version of The Price is Right, one that hopes to capitalize on the breakout success Wheel of Fortune has been having as a syndicated series.  Let's see how it goes...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stats: Week 43-06



[Note: This week consisted of only four episodes.]


Week 43-06
Year to Date
Change
W-L Record
11-9-4
(26 pts.; .458)
76-84-14
(166 pts.; .437)
.004
9 pts.
Total Winnings (Approx.)
$246,762
$2,106,092
$54,054
Total Offered (Approx.)
$647,770
$4,958,295
$95,242
Percentage Won
38.09%
42.48%
0.65%
Average Winnings Per Episode
$61,691
$72,624
$1,749
Median Winnings Per Episode
$57,638
$71,221
$1,379

TPiRecap: 30 October 2014


Since tomorrow's going to be a repeat due to doctor's orders, I think I've come up with something a little unique and special for you guys. I'm not going to say what it is just now, except to hint that it's something that many of you have been wanting to see me do for a few years now.

But that's for later. We still have today to get through before all that fun stuff...

Episode #
6864K
Airdate
30 October 2014
VTR
17 August 2014
First Four
Helen, Vanis, Hala, John
Lineup
L-R
Models
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

TPiRecap: 29 October 2014



Episode #
6863K
Airdate
29 October 2014
VTR
7 August 2014
First Four
Christina, Andrew, Deborah, Sterling
Lineup
L-R
Models
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith, Rachel Reynolds


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TPiRecap: 28 October 2014



Episode #
6862K
Airdate
28 October 2014
VTR
7 August 2014
First Four
Kerry, William, Erwin, Taylor
Lineup
L-R
Models
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith, Rachel Reynolds


Monday, October 27, 2014

TPiRecap: 27 October 2014

Just to remind everyone real quick before we start, this week's only gonna have four first-run episodes due to the cancellation of this year's Halloween special. Friday's episode will instead be a repeat of last year's Spook-tacular.

And with that established, we proceed...

Episode #
6861K
Airdate
27 October 2014
VTR
6 August 2014
First Four
Krystianna, Michael, Ann, Jaden
Lineup
L-R
Models
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith, Rachel Reynolds


Friday, October 24, 2014

Stats: Week 43-05




Week 43-05
Year to Date
Change
W-L Record
8-20-2
(18 pts.; .267)
65-75-10
(122 pts.; .433)
.042
9 pts.
Total Winnings (Approx.)
$300,816
$1,859,330
$138,256
Total Offered (Approx.)
$1,154,380
$4,310,525
$411,368
Percentage Won
40.49%
43.13%
1.84%
Average Winnings Per Episode
$60,163
$74,373
$3,553
Median Winnings Per Episode
$55,685
$72,600
$1,379

TPiRecap: 24 October 2014

We managed to poke our head a little bit out of the muck yesterday... if that trend can continue today, we can at least say we ended the week with a halfway-decent taste in our mouths. However, there's no way to spin it as anything other than the worst week so far this (still very young) season in terms of winnings and number of games won (only five outright winners out of twenty-four games played going into today, including only one car given away outisde the Showcases).

Cross your fingers and hope for the best, here we go...

Episode #
6855K
Airdate
24 October 2014
VTR
6 August 2014
First Four
Daniel, Bella, Theodore, Talanaz
Lineup
L-R
Models
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith, Rachel Reynolds


Thursday, October 23, 2014

TPiRecap: 23 October 2014

Before we begin, I just want to step out of "character" for a moment and ask you to spare a thought and (if you're so inclined) a prayer for the family of Crpl. Nathan Cirillo, the Canadian soldier who was shot and killed yesterday in Ottawa. I know I have many Canadian readers, and just so you guys know, I feel your pain and am supporting you all the way.

Episode #
6854K
Airdate
23 October 2014
VTR
5 August 2014
First Four
Matthew, Diana, Jamie, Reginald
Lineup
Random
Models
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith, Rachel Reynolds


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TPiRecap: 22 October 2014

First of all, I need to apologize for the overly snarky, confrontational way I concluded the recap yesterday. Exhaustion on both the physical and mental levels can make a guy do strange things, things he later regrets deeply, and that was an example. I'm okay now, though.

As I said at the end of yesterday's recap, things can only improve from there. Let's hope...

Episode #
6853K
Airdate
22 October 2014
VTR
5 August 2014
First Four
Jamie, Peggy, Eugene, Leanna
Lineup
L-R
Models
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith, Rachel Reynolds


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TPiRecap: 21 October 2014

These late starts are gonna kill me one of these days...

Episode #
6852K
Airdate
21 October 2014
VTR
4 August 2014
First Four
Joshua, Rhonda, Kaitlyn, Jagroop
Lineup
R-L
Models
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith, Rachel Reynolds


Monday, October 20, 2014

TPiRetro: 12 February 1981 (Tribute to Ox Baker)

In memory of one of the all-time great characters in the history of professional wrestling, Douglas "Ox" Baker, who passed away this morning at the age of 80, here's a full accounting of his appearance as a contestant on The Price is Right during Season 9, in February of 1981.

Episode #
3994D
Airdate
12 February 1981
VTR
Unavailable
First Four
Donna, Rosalie, Valerie, Harriet
Lineup
Random
Models
The Usual Suspects—Holly, Dian, and Janice
Captions
"Hour Power" (×4)
Bob Enters
Door #2

Yes, even back in the "golden age" of the CBS show, sometimes we couldn't keep the order straight!

TPiRecap: 20 October 2014

Late, but hopefully not unwelcome...

Also, stay tuned for a special TPiRetro coming later this evening.

Episode #
6851K
Airdate
20 October 2014
VTR
16 September 2014
First Four
Courtland, Peter, Patricia, Eliot
Lineup
Random
Models
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds, "Rick" from Liquid-Plumr

Incidentally, Rachel's now on a seven-episode streak of handoffs...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Stats: Week 43-04




Week 43-04
Year to Date
Change
W-L Record
14-15-1
(29 pts.; .467)
57-55-8
(122 pts.; .475)
.003
1 pt.
Total Winnings (Approx.)
$439,072
$1,558,514
$63,238
Total Offered (Approx.)
$1,154,380
$3,567,513
$394,731
Percentage Won
38.04%
44.97%
1.28%
Average Winnings Per Episode
$87,814
$77,926
$3,297
Median Winnings Per Episode
$82,724
$71,221
$3,397

TPiRecap: 17 October 2014 (Dream Car Week #5)

Very late start today, sorry for the delay.

And so we come to the end of our second Dream Car week, which is already more successful than the first one last year in that we've given away two of the beasties versus just one last November.

Dare we hope for three? Let's find out as we take you to the BBS...

Episode #
6843K
Airdate
17 October 2014
VTR
26 August 2014
First Four
Karin, Craig, Robert, Angela
Lineup

Models
Karla Mosley, Rachel Reynolds
Note
Dream Car Week #5

Thursday, October 16, 2014

TPiRecap: 16 October 2014 (Dream Car Week #4


Things can only improve after yesterday... right?

Episode #
6845K
Airdate
16 October 2014
VTR
27 August 2014
First Four
Carole, Ryan, Vanessa, Carol
Lineup
L-R
Models
Karla Mosley, Rachel Reynolds
Note
Dream Car Week #4

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TPiRecap: 15 October 2014 (Dream Car Week #3)


Day #3 now...

Episode #
6844K
Airdate
15 October 2014
VTR
26 August 2014
First Four
Alexander, Toi, Allyson, Aubrey
Lineup
L-R
Models
The bold and beautiful Karla Mosley, Rachel Reynolds
Note
Dream Car Week #3

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TPiRecap: 14 October 2014 (Dream Car Week #2)

Day #2 of Dream Car Week, and while I'm not expecting for two big wins in a row, it'd still be a nice thing to see, so...

Episode #
6841K
Airdate
14 October 2014
VTR
25 August 2014
First Four
Jamie, Quanti, Morgan Honey, Carla
Lineup
L-R
Models
Matthew Atkinson, Hunter King, Rachel Reynolds
Note
Dream Car Week #2