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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 #
22 June 2015
28 April 2015
First Four
Jill, Cristian, Emma, Katehrine
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds

Saturday, June 20, 2015


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
W-L Record
(33 pts.; .533)
(1,092 pts.; .473)
5 pts.
Total Winnings (Approx.)
Total Offered (Approx.)
Percentage Won
Average Winnings Per Episode
Median Winnings Per Episode

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 #
19 June 2015
27 April 2015
First Four
Amanda, Eric, Michelle, Austin
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds