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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

TPiRecap: 8 February 2012



Episode #: 5833K
Airdate: 8 February 2012
VTR date: 7 December 2012
First Four: Ashley, Julius, Kathy, Mark (L-R)
Today's Models: Manuela Abreález, Gwendolyn Osbourne, Rachel Reynolds

1. Samsung Epic 4G Touch Android smartphone w/1yr calling & premium data plan (450 mins/mo)
Ashley
Julius
Kathy
Mark
851
750
675
852






$1460

Temptation:
2012 Ford Mustang V6 coupe (3.7L, cold air induction, elec stability ctrl, all-weather mats)

2
$
$
$
$






Tag Heuer mens' watch
$3300
2
3
$
$
$
The Quasi-Famous Cube O' Cash
$1441
2
3
4
$
$
GE Profile microwave oven
$559
2
3
4
9
$
Dell tablet computer
$550
2
3
4
9
5
Changes: None
2
3
4
9
5

Mark clearly doesn't want $5,850 in prizes...

2
3
4
9
5
2
3
1


Q.E.D.
($23,190)

And yet Temptation actually did shake the monkey off its back in this season, when we had an actual winner for the first time in nearly five years. So this doesn't sting quite so badly. Still...

2. His & hers designer coats
(Fleece-lined announcer not included)
Ashley
Julius
Kathy
Kristen
653
700
705
650




$1070



Push Over:
Trip to Chicago, IL (4n, The Drake, tickets to Second City)

9
5
1
0
1
2
4
7
3





CHICAGO


9
5
1
0
1

5
1
0
1
PRACTICALLY A FORCED WIN

Nothing else even came close to making sense.

3. Onkyo 7.1 home theater system w/speakers
Ashley
Julius
Christian
Kristen
845
1
804
750
$899







I notice on this bid that Christian's and Kristen's bids are right-justified on their displays... strange.

Shopping Spree:
  1. LG all-in-one washer & dryer
  2. Samsung 40" 3D LED HDTV w/glasses
  3. Leather armchair w/ottoman
  4. Inclined treadmill w/Google Maps terrain simulation

Target: $7,250
Prize
ARP
Remaining
Treadmill
$2,999
$4251
3D LED HDTV
$2,159
$2092
Washer/dryer
$1,475
LOSS
(Leather chair: $2,345)

Ugh. I hate traps like that.

(CC1: Ambulance chasers)

Showcase Showdown #1:

Ashley
45
40
.85
WIN

Mark
75
75
1.50

$1,460
Kathy
50
15
.65

$6,171




4. 12pc beach equipment collection
Kevin
Julius
Christian
Kristen
200
285
399
286




$813



1974 called, they want their bids back.

Drew: "I love it when nobody's even close, and somebody still wins!"

That's Too Overplayed!:
2012 Mini Cooper (1.6L, center armrest, Bluetooth, USB iPod adapter)

$19,004
$20,132
$21,925
$22,990
$24,615
$26,203
$29,350
$$$
$$$
$$$

$21,450
WAY TOO MUCH


What more do I need to say?



5. Decoflame USA wall-mounted fireplace
Kevin
Julius
Gisela
Kristen
699
1700
800
1500






$1689

Flip Flop:
The return of a legend... The Little Guy Silver Shadow Highline retro-look travel trailer

Drew: "We just solved your honeymoon plans..."

59
54

Kristen Flops...

59
45
95
45
LOSS

As a wise old Jedi Master would say, "Size matters not!" It may be a small trailer, but it's still a trailer, and therefore expensive.

Last chance for Julius to escape the vultures...

6. Robert Lee More ladies' jewelry
Kevin
Julius
Gisela
Kellie
3000
1500
750
550


$2560





...and he makes good!

½ Off:

$50
$25
$12
$12
6qt cast iron Dutch oven
Handbag-shaped note dispenser
Eliminated: 1 3 7 8 9 10 13 15
$70
$35
$50
$50
Grill Alert electronic meat thermometer
Telescoping golf distance finder
Eliminated: NONE
$178
$89
$18
$18
Kate Spade designer sunglasses
Oster electric can opener
Eliminated: 5 6 14 16


1
2
3
4
8
3
11
12
16

4
EMPTY
LOSS

It was box #2 today.

(CC2: Bailey's coffee creamers)

Kevin, Gisela, and Kellie receive VocoPro karaoke microphones and Buffalo games & puzzles.

Showcase Showdown #2:

Christian
70
.70

$813

Kristen
95
.95
WIN

Julius
60
100
1.60

$2,818



Showcases: Kristen top winner, Ashley runner-up.

1. The Match Game Memorial "Swingin' Safari" Showcase
  • Pair of Nikon 10.2MP DSLR cameras
  • Trip to Tanzania (South African Airways)
    • 3n, Arusha Safari Lodge
    • 3n, Crater Forest Tented Camp
    • Guided photo safari tour
  • Pair of Can-Am DS250 ATVs
Kristen passes; Ashley bids $26,400.
(My bid: $32,194)


2. Today's Special Guest, Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello, Presents a Showcase With the Most Obvious Theme in the World
  • Heartland dual-fuel retro-look range
  • Napa Style kitchen workstation with cookware and small appliances
  • Collection of cooking supplies
  • Collection of Michael Chiarello cookbooks w/authentic chef's jacket
  • Trip to Napa Valley, CA (4n, Villagio Inn & Spa)
    • Dinner for 2 @ Bottega Napa Valley
  • Trip to Tuscany, Italy (6n, Let's Go Cook Italian)
Kristen bids $22,000.
(My bid: $28,945)


Moment
of Truth
2. Ashley
Trip/Vehicles
1. Kristen
Kitchen/Trips
Bid
$26,400
$22,000
ARP
$21,741
$30,843
Result
$4,659
$8,843

$899
Kristen wins!
$32,532
My result
$10,453
$1,902


LEADER BOARD: Episode #5833K

Kristen
$32,532
Kathy

$6,171

Julius

$2,818

Mark

$1,460

Ashley
$899

Christian

$813
TOTAL WINNINGS
$44,693
(30.7% of $145,567)

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