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Friday, June 26, 2015

Recap hiatus...

Long story, short version, I'm in the hospital needing to have my gall bladder removed.  Yes, this is the same thing that happened to my father not long ago, but for a different reason.

So that's where I've been.  What a way to wrap up a season, but there you are.

Monday, June 22, 2015

TPiRecap: 22 June 2015

And away we go with the last full week of Season 43. Well, almost full week; tomorrow is slotted as a rerun. However, after Friday only the summertime specials and make-goods will remain.

Let's do this...

Episode #
7191K
Airdate
22 June 2015
VTR
28 April 2015
First Four
Jill, Cristian, Emma, Katehrine
Lineup
L-R
Models
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Weirdness...

While I was doing my semi-regular cleanout of my moderation queue to erase all traces of trollish behavior, I did notice one of the more persistent troublemakers made a comment I found rather interesting.  I no longer have any vestige of the post, but to nutshell it, it was taking me to task because I "screwed up" the date that Price went to a full hour, claiming that the trial week ran from 27-31 October 1975 with the permanent change taking place the following Monday (3 November).

Every source I have on the subject, from the G-R FAQ (considered authoritative despite the dubiousness most people hold that message board in lately) to Wikipedia to the 2008 DVD set to my battered old Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows, lists 8 September 1975 as the first day of the "Super Anniversary Week" with the original Rainbow Wheel, temporarily knocking Gambit off the sked.  3 November is, however, the correct airdate for the permanent hourlong debut (including the Big Wheel we know and love today).

But for the life of me, I can't figure out where the October dates come from.  All I can dig up is that it was the last full week of half-hour episodes (though occasional half-hour shows would continue to be produced through Season 22 as CBS time-filler), that Janice and Anitra both wore "HOUR POWER" shirts to promote the upcoming change, and that at least Bert Convy (host of Tattletales at the time) and Charles Nelson Reilly had cameos that week to "congratulate" Bob and the gang on their expanding timeslot.

Any guesses as to where this incorrect info may have originated, Price Nation?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Stats: Week 43-37



Week 43-37
Year to Date
Change
W-L Record
16-13-1
(33 pts.; .533)
516-516-60
(1,092 pts.; .473)
.002
5 pts.
Total Winnings (Approx.)
$391,980
$12,927,964
$48,670
Total Offered (Approx.)
$673,231
$29,805,091
$87,051
Percentage Won
51.56%
43.38%
0.22%
Average Winnings Per Episode
$78,396
$70,825
$208
Median Winnings Per Episode
$78,247
$67,096
$23

TPiRecap: 19 June 2015

Programming note: Next week is the last full week of Season 43, though Tuesday's episode will be a rerun. After that there are three summertime specials—the usual Fourth of July and Back-to-School Spectaculars, as well as a third special scheduled for 8 September that is, in what is almost certainly not a coincidence, the fortieth anniversary of the first-ever hourlong Price. In addition to all of those, there is one previously pre-empted episode that will air sometime in August as a make-good.

As far as my stats go, all four summertime episodes will be considered as Week 43-39, and as a result, full stats for the season will not be posted until after the 8 September episode.

Anyway, that's the update. As for today...

Episode #
7185K
Airdate
19 June 2015
VTR
27 April 2015
First Four
Amanda, Eric, Michelle, Austin
Lineup
L-R
Models
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds


Thursday, June 18, 2015

TPiRecap: 18 June 2015


Episode #
7184K
Airdate
18 June 2015
VTR
27 April 2015
First Four
Jani, Eric, Benson, Lasheba
Lineup
L-R
Models
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TPiRecap: 17 June 2015



Episode #
7183K
Airdate
17 June 2015
VTR
22 April 2015
First Four
Raymond, Nicole, Cheri, Charles
Lineup
L-R
Models
Manuela Arbeláez, James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

TPiRecap: 16 June 2015 (Back In the Driver's Seat Edition)

Back in the saddle at long last. And extremely annoyed that circumstances made me miss out on yesterday's show, which featured a Money Game win where, believe it or not, the Easter egg (43) actually was the back of the car for a change, and a DSW! If time and patience permits, I might be able to do up something over the weekend about that one, or perhaps come Monday when CBS has a rerun scheduled for Price's usual timeslot.

In the meantime, though? Let's just concentrate on getting back on the horse and back to what passes for normal around here, now that all my computer woes are in the past and I'm no longer even feeling as under the weather as I was yesterday.

Episode #
7182K
Airdate
16 June 2015
VTR
22 April 2015
First Four
Katherine, Timothy, Megan, Rita
Lineup
Random
Models
Manuela Arbeláez, James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds


Monday, June 15, 2015

Just a quick update...

I should be back to normal tomorrow.  Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, I did manage to at least get updated stats through Friday's show (and will also have them for today's episode, which I've similarly been forced to take a pass on); just for the sake of completeness, here they are for you.


Week 43-36
Year to Date
Change
W-L Record
14-16-0
(28 pts.; .467)
500-503-59
(1,059 pts.; .471)
12 pts.
Total Winnings (Approx.)
$343,310
$12,535,984
$7,844
Total Offered (Approx.)
$673,231
$29,044,809
$126,006
Percentage Won
50.99%
43.16%
0.19%
Average Winnings Per Episode
$68,662
$70,825
$63
Median Winnings Per Episode
$63,060
$67,073
$53

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Due to circumstances beyond my control...

...the TPiRecap site is on hiatus until Monday at the earliest.

In the meantime, I recommend everyone to the usual alternative sites for your daily Price-related needs.  The recaps at Qwizx.com, GSKingdom, and yes, even G-R.net are all quite well done and should get you the info you need.

With any luck at all from the computer gods, normal service should be restored in time for Monday.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Apologies...

There was a pretty bad power outage this afternoon here, and when the power came back, my computer did not.  It's being looked at as we speak, but I probably won't be able to do a post today.  Tomorrow's not looking too good either at this rate.  In fact, I may have to go on temporary hiatus until next week sometime.

I'll try to keep you informed.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

TPiRecap: 9 June 2015


Episode #
7172K
Airdate
9 June 2015
VTR
14 April 2015
First Four
Kari, Juanita, Samuel, Meghan
Lineup
L-R
Models
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds


Monday, June 8, 2015

TPiRecap: 8 June 2015 (Salute to Firefighters Special)


Episode #
7171K
Airdate
8 June 2015
VTR
14 April 2015
First Four
Chad, Michael, Kathleen, James
Lineup
L-R
Models
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds
Note
Salute to Firefighters Special

Friday, June 5, 2015

Stats: Week 43-35



Week 43-35
Year to Date
Change
W-L Record
18-8-4
(40 pts.; .600)
486-487-59
(1,031 pts.; .471)
.004
9 pts.
Total Winnings (Approx.)
$351,154
$12,192,674
$11,102
Total Offered (Approx.)
$800,237
$28,371,578
$46,628
Percentage Won
43.88%
42.97%
0.02%
Average Winnings Per Episode
$70,231
$70,888
$19
Median Winnings Per Episode
$66,584
$67,126
$177

General Statistics
Week 43-35
Year to Date
Cars Given Away
6
196
Cars Offered
15
510
Double Showcase Winners
4
Double Overbids
9
Perfect Shows [1, 2, 3]
1
Winless Shows
6
First Four Leftovers
4
81
Perfect Bids
29
Contestant's Row Overbids [4]
9
Technical Wins
1
Spin-Offs
1
34
Bonus Spins
2
71
$10,000 Bonus Spin Wins
8
$25,000 Bonus Spin Wins
4

[1] Episodes #6822K (aired 30 September) and #7073K (aired 1 April) featured five wins and one bailout/"partial win" (by this site's definition).
[2] Episode #6913K (aired 10 December) featured three wins and three "partials."
[3] Episodes #7105K (aired 24 April) and #7163K (3 June) featured four wins and two "partials."
[4] Only those seen in the broadcast are counted. Some episodes may have had overbid rounds that were edited for time constraints.

Highs and Lows
Week 43-35
Year to Date
Highest Contestant Total
$42,829
(Mildred, 3 Jun)
$143,545
(Mark, 14 Nov)
Lowest Contestant Total
$580
(Brent, 5 Jun)
$504
(3-way tie [1])
Highest Daily Total
$89,561
(3 Jun)
$203,353
(14 Nov)
Lowest Daily Total
$62,180
(2 Jun)
$21,930
(23 Oct)
Highest Total Offered
$230,700
(3 Jun)
$1,152,639
(13 Nov)
Lowest Total Offered
$121,808
(4 Jun)
$117,193
(6 May)
Highest Daily Average
$14,927
(3 Jun)
$33,892
(14 Nov)
Lowest Daily Average
$10,363
(2 Jun)
$3,565
(21 Oct)
Highest Daily Median
$10,696
(3 Jun)
$17,696
(3 Mar)
Lowest Daily Median
$5,876
(5 Jun)
$1,204
(17 Feb)
Highest Daily Percentage
54.24%
(4 Jun)
84.19%
(14 Nov)
Lowest Daily Percentage
35.61%
(2 Jun)
3.28%
(13 Nov)
Highest Weekly Total
$615,339
(Week 43-08 [2])
Lowest Weekly Total
$246,762
(Week 43-06 [3])
Highest Weekly Total Offered
$2,311,994
(Week 43-08 [2])
Lowest Weekly Total Offered
$559,107
(Week 43-10 [3])
Highest Weekly Average
$123,068
(Week 43-08 [2])
Lowest Weekly Average
$53,656
(Week 43-12)
Highest Weekly Median
$114,755
(Week 43-08 [2])
Lowest Weekly Median
$51,382
(Week 43-16)
Highest Weekly Percentage
58.49%
(Week 43-31)
Lowest Weeky Percentage
26.62%
(Week 43-08)
Highest Weekly Score
41 (tie)
(Weeks 43-02, 43-31)
Lowest Weekly Score
18 (tie)
(Weeks 43-05, 43-17)

[1] Mema (22 Dec), Nancy (21 Apr), and Jon (19 May).
[2] Big Money Week (10-14 November).
[3] Week 43-06 consisted of four episodes (27-30 October).
[4] Week 43-10 consisted of four episodes (24-26 November, 1 December).

Model Appearances
Week 43-35
Year to Date
Manuela Arbeláez
52
Matthew Atkinson*
2
Justine Ezarik
1
Hunter King*
2
Amber Lancaster
2
53
Karla Mosley*
6
James O'Halloran
3
38
Melissa Ordway*
14
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith
1
43
Rachel Reynolds
5
150
"Rick from Liquid-Plumr"*
1
Sheryl Underwood*
1

Microphone Handoffs
Week 43-35
Year to Date
Manuela Arbeláez
29
Amber Lancaster
1
27
Melissa Ordway*
2
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith
1
22
Rachel Reynolds
3
83

* - Guest model

Pricing Game
Plays
W
L
P
Score
Avg.
Streak
Any Number
19
9
4
6
24
.474
P2
Balance Game
14
6
8
0
12
.429
W1
Bargain Game
26
15
11
0
30
.577
W4
Bonkers!
11
3
8
0
6
.273
L6
Bonus Game
9
4
5
0
8
.444
W2
Bullseye
11
11
0
0
22
1.000
W11
Card Game
17
6
11
0
12
.353
W2
Check Game
9
6
3
0
12
.667
W1
Check-Out
9
4
5
0
8
.444
L1
Cliff Hangers
20
11
9
0
22
.550
W1
Clock Game
10
7
3
0
14
.700
W1
Coming or Going
24
16
8
0
32
.667
L1
Cover Up
17
7
10
0
14
.412
W2
Danger Price
9
3
6
0
6
.333
W1
Dice Game
17
13
4
0
26
.765
W1
Do the Math
18
7
11
0
14
.389
L2
Double Cross
13
10
3
0
20
.769
W1
Double Prices
22
15
7
0
30
.682
W1
Eaƨy Aƨ 1-2-3
9
5
4
0
10
.556
W2
Five Price Tags [1]
10
5
5
0
10
.500
L2
Flip Flop
26
18
8
0
36
.692
W1
Freeze Frame
16
5
11
0
10
.313
W1
Gas Money
11
1
8
2
4
.091
L2
Golden Road
4
1
0
3
5
.250
P2
Grand Game
18
5
13
0
10
.278
L1
Grocery Game
9
3
6
0
6
.333
W2
½ Off
15
6
9
0
12
.400
L4
Hi-Lo
9
4
5
0
8
.444
W2
Hole in One (or Two)
9
5
4
0
10
.556
L1
It's In the Bag
14
1
7
6
8
.071
L1
Let 'em Roll
11
2
5
4
8
.182
W1
Line em Up
10
2
8
0
4
.200
L1
Lucky $even
27
7
20
0
14
.259
L1
Magic #
6
4
2
0
8
.667
W1
Make Your Move
9
5
4
0
10
.556
W1
Master Key
8
3
2
3
9
.375
W2
Money Game
26
10
16
0
20
.385
W2
More or Less
13
2
3
8
12
.154
L1
Most Expen$ive
28
22
6
0
44
.786
W4
Now....or Then
6
5
1
0
10
.833
L1
One Away
14
5
9
0
10
.357
L1
1 Right Price
25
18
7
0
36
.720
W9
One Wrong Price
22
11
11
0
22
.500
W3
Pass the Buck
9
3
4
2
8
.333
L1
Pathfinder
11
1
10
0
2
.091
L5
Pay the Rent
8
0
2
6
6
.000
P1
Pick-a-Number
21
9
12

18
.429
W1
Pick-a-Pair
13
7
6
0
14
.538
W1
Plinko
24
10
6
8
28
.417
P1
Pocket ¢hange
12
6
6
0
12
.500
W3
Punch-a-Bunch
14
0
12
2
2
.000
L9
Push Over
25
14
11
0
28
.560
W1
Race Game
9
8
0
1
17
.889
W6
Range Game
18
10
8
0
20
.556
L2
Rat Race
11
5
3
3
13
.455
P1
Safe Crackers
8
3
5
0
6
.375
L2
Secret "X"
12
7
5
0
14
.583
W2
Shell Game
6
5
1
0
10
.833
W4
Shopping Spree
11
7
4
0
14
.636
L1
Side by Side
23
9
14
0
18
.391
L1
Spelling Bee
8
3
2
3
9
.375
L1
Squeeze Play
28
18
10
0
36
.643
W2
Stack the Deck
12
2
10
0
4
.167
W1
Step Up
1
0
0
1
1
.000
P1
Swap Meet
10
6
4
0
12
.600
W1
Switch?
25
21
4
0
42
.840
W10
Switcheroo
6
1
5
0
2
.167
L4
Take Two
9
4
5
0
8
.444
L1
Temptation
8
1
6
1
3
.125
L4
10 Chances
7
1
6
0
2
.143
L3
That's Too Much!
25
5
20
0
10
.200
L4
3 Strikes
4
1
3
0
2
.250
L2
Time is Money
14
7
7

14
.500
L2
Triple Play
3
0
3
0
0
.000
L3
2 for the Price of 1
7
4
3
0
8
.571
L2
TOTALS
1032
486
487
59
1031
.471


[1] Technical win awarded on 2 April due to inadvertently-revealed car price.