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Friday, November 4, 2011

TPiRecap: 4 November 2011



Episode #: 5695K
Airdate: 4 November 2011
VTR date: 12 October 2011
First Four: Scott, Marianne, Geoffrey, Yimmy (L-R)
Today's Models: Manuela Abreález, Amber Lancaster, Gwendolyn Osbourne

1. Trip to Half Moon Bay, CA
(4n, Beach House Half Moon Bay, 6-course tasting menu @ Sam's Chowder House)
Scott
Marianne
Geoffrey
Yimmy
1250
850
999
1201
$3254







Pay the Rent -- this should satisfy those of you who were apparently so worried about this game's future:
  • Sara Lee frozen cherry pie
  • Pepsi cola (16oz bottle)
  • Heinz white vinnegar (1 gal)
  • Swiffer Sweeper starter kit
  • Finish Jet-Dry rinse agent
  • TheraBreath breath lozenges

Fudge Rule Change: Now that this game has finally made its first Season 40 appearance, I can officially debut my new definition of a Pay the Rent "win": If the contestant makes it to the $10,000 level and stops there, I'll count that as a win. (A loss or bailout below that level is still a loss in my record books.) This is consistent with other fudge rules, i.e. Plinko and Punch-a-Bunch, where any sort of five-digit payoff counts as a win even if a larger prize is available in that game.



Vinegar
$4.29

$1,000
$4.29
Go on...
Soda
99¢
Dish rinse
$4.59
$5,000
$5.58
Go on...
Cherry pie
$6.99
Lozenges
$9.21
$10,000
$16.20
STOP
Win $10,000
(Cleaning kit: $10.99)

Solution:
Mailbox: Cherry pie = $6.99
1st floor: Vinegar ($4.29) + Dish rinse ($4.59) = $8.88
2nd floor: Soda (99¢) + Lozenges ($9.21) = $10.20
Attic: Cleaning kit = $10.99

Not only does this vindicate my new fudge rule right out of the chute, Scott actually had an idea of how to play the game! That's something that only seemed to happen once in Pay the Rent's twelve playings last season, and that player actually would've won it all if he hadn't gotten cold feet at the attic level. Scott, if nothing else, recognized the simple fact that eluded so many last year, that while the most expensive item must by definition go in the attic, the mailbox prize not only isn't necessarily the least expensive, but playing the game that way is virtually a gauranteed loss!

2. Wayfair.com indoor safety fireplace
Suzanne
Marianne
Geoffrey
Yimmy
1000
550
1100
1101


$840





Coming or Going:
Ski-Doo Summit sport snowmobile

COMING
GOING
8
0
9
9

$8099
WIN!


Scarcely could've been more obvious!

3. Brunswick V-Force air hockey table
Suzanne
Lindsay
Geoffrey
Yimmy
701
599
700
500
$999







Lucky $even:
2012 Kia Soul (1.6L, AT, carpeted mats, cargo net, paint/fabric prot)

1
$7

6
1
7
-$1
$6
5
1
7
4
-$1
$5
8
1
7
4
8
EXACTA!
$5
5
1
7
4
8
9
-$4
$1 WIN!

Since Suzanne's a math teacher, I won't bother pointing out the obvious fact that having $5 left by the last digit was all but a gauranteed win... although I think I just did anyway. Good show!

(CC1: Alaska)

Showcase Showdown #1:
Marianne
20
85
1.05

$8,939
Scott
85
.85
WIN
Suzanne
75
90
1.65

$18,488


4. Sony HD digital camera
Georgia
Lindsay
Jeffrey
Yimmy
190
250
490
500






$650

1 Right Price: $1400
  1. Four pairs of Brian Atwood designer shoes
  2. Sony 40" Wi-fi LED HDTV

Shoes
HDTV

$1400
$2745
$1400
WIN!


5. Kenwood car audio system
Georgia
Lindsay
Geoffrey
Alfred
1200
1300
1
1890






$1950

Dice Game:
2011 Dodge Nitro Heat 4x2 (3.7L V6, 4AT, trailer tow group, popular equip grp)


0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0

Roll #1
6
NO
Auto-▼
Roll #2
1
NO
Auto-▲
Roll #3
4
NO
Roll #4
3
NO


0
3
0
5
2
6
1
4
3

4
0
1
0
TRAIN DERAILED

And we were on such a nice roll, too...

Last chance for Geoffrey to escape vultruedom; at least he has the advantage...

6. Justex mens' watch w/GMT
Georgia
Lindsay
Geoffrey
Donna
500
1500
501
1300




$750



The good news for Geoffrey is that he gets up on stage to send the buzzards home hungry. The bad news is, he had to one-up a 91-year-old lady to do it. Not very sporting of him, but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do...

Take Two:
  1. Elmira Stove Works retro-look 24" dishwasher
  2. Dev Valencia 14K gold & diamond (1ct total) jewelry
  3. Avanti Fitness UB5 upright exercise bicycle
  4. Gateway 20" touchscreen computer (4GB RAM, 160GB HD, wireless AIO)

Target
$4140
Try #1
Dishwasher
$1698
Jewelry
$3310
Exercise bike
Computer
TOTAL
5008

Target
$4140
Try #2
Dishwasher
$1698
Jewelry
Exercise bike
Computer
$830
TOTAL
2528
LOSS
(Exercise bike: $2,199 [1]; Jewelry + Computer)

Oh well... a 4-2 day is nothing to sneeze at, especially in this day and age. I'll take it.

[1] Source: quizx.com


(CC2: The inevitable)

Georgia, Lindsay, and Donna receive Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionaries and harman/kardon Blu-Ray players.

Showcase Showdown #2:

Geoffrey
55
60
1.15

$750

Alfred
100
1.00
$1,000 Bonus
Yimmy
60
80
1.40

$4,795
Bonus Spin
100
$25,000 BONUS!

Now that's how you get things back on track!

Showcases: Alfred (true) top winner, Scott runner-up.

1. Good Things Come in Small Packages
  • Apple iPad2 3G (16GB) w/cover
  • Trip to Curaçao (6n, Breezes Resort)
  • 2011 Fiat 500 Pop (1.4L, 6AT)
Alfred bids $31,100.
(My bid: $26,790)


2. Chasing the Wind
  • Opulent Items Wind Chaser land sailer
  • Trip to San Diego, CA (limo, 6n, Manchester Grand Hyatt on San Diego Bay)
    • 2½hr America's Cup mock yacht race
  • Sanibel 18' sailboat w/trailer
Scott bids $27,590.
(My bid: $32,175)


Moment
of Truth
2: Scott
San Diego/Boat
1: Alfred
Curacao/Car
Bid
$27,590
$31,100
ARP
$32,357
$23,202
Result
$4,767
$7,898

Scott wins!
$45,611 (Chyron)
$27,950
My result
$182 DSW
$3,588


Quite a day, as you can see...
LEADER BOARD: Episode #5695K
Scott
$45,611

Alfred
$27,950
Suzanne

$18,488
Marianne

$8,939
Yimmy

$4,795

Geoffrey

$750
TOTAL WINNINGS
$106,533
(35.62% of $226,093 + $26,000 bonus)

And we're back on Monday! See you then...

3 comments:

  1. ... No. Rent and Punch need their top prizes to be won to call it wins, I don't care what the show tries to insinuate with its sound effects. You should be ashamed, the real result today was a bailout.

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  2. I probably should be ashamed... but I'm not. I'm just not prepared to call a five-digit bailout a "loss," which I'd have to do on the strictly pass-fail system I use (since only a small minority of games have a bailout option, I have to tally strictly wins and losses for the sake of consistency, otherwise my stats would get even more confusing for me than they already are.

    The fudge rule stays, at least for this season. If I'm still doing this next year, I might be persuaded to reconsider.

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  3. I live in Half Moon Bay. It was cool to see a prize for my home...

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