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Thursday, May 16, 2013

TPiRecap: 16 May 2013



Episode # 6354K
Airdate 16 May 2013
VTR 14 April 2013
First Four David, Cheryl, Kevin, Yescenia (R-L)
Today's Models Manuela Abreález, Amber Lancaster, Gwendolyn Osborne


1. iHome alarm clock w/noise-cancelling headphones & Apple iPod Classic (160GB) (JE)
Yescenia
600
Kevin
799
Cheryl
500
David
800
$779




Safe Crackers:
Trip to Sardinia, Italy (6n, CharmingItaly.com, daily meals; $10,676; AL)

(MA closes the door)
Diane Von Furstenburg 3pc luggage set (GO): 0 8 6
8
0 6
6
8 0
0
6 8
OPEN
LOCK
$680
LOSS

I did the same thing she did. And we start the post-Scott Robinson era with a resounding thud.

2. Pair of Nikon Coolpix digital cameras (GO)
Katrina
500
Kevin
888
Cheryl
1100
David
501



$700

Hi-Lo for a car:
2013 Hyundai Accent GLS (1.6L, heated power side mirrors, mud guards; $15,435; AL)

David's a Marine, so George opens his spiel by saying "Soldier, your mission is to win a NEW CAR!" After the description, Drew points out the little faux pas George made -- Marines are never referred to as "soldiers." Oops. ^^;

  • Gold Bond Ultimate Diabetic lotion
  • IcyHOT pain relief patch
  • Diamond shelled walnuts
  • Allegra Allergy relief (5 tablets)
  • Selsun Blue dandruff shampoo
  • Fanta graperfuit soda (12 cans)

Offhand, I'd have to say the Allegra, the lotion, and the shampoo are the most expensive ones.

Hi
Pain patch
Allergy relief
Walnuts

$5.99
$6.47
$9.49
Lo row must be less than $5.99

He went back and forth between the lotion and the nuts. Well, he blew it anyway by not picking the lotion at all, because I know that's $8.99 or so... but let's see how close he came.

Hi
Pain patch



$5.99

Soda
Shampoo

Lo
$4.99
$7.99
LOSS
(Lotion: $8.99, as expected)

Nuts always kill me on this show. They're like the "accessories" of GPs; never what you remember them being the last time you saw them.

3. Dahon folding bicycle (AL)
Katrina
750
Kevin
800
Cheryl
350
Sandra
450
$799




Race Game:
  1. Cast-iron gas barbecue (MA)
  2. Apple 27" iMac computer (16GB RAM, 1TB HD, 720P webcam, AIO; MA, AL)
  3. Steve Madden designer accessories (AL, GO)
  4. Golden West Billiards pool table w/accessories (GO)

The Race Game reveal was very strange today, and almost looked like they were setting up for Take Two; the tag stands weren't in front of the prizes at first and the gameboard was out of frame. Weird.

$651
$1042
$2129
$3595

My calls, in order from top to bottom: Barbecue, accessories, computer, pool table.

45 seconds... go!

Barbecue
Computer
Accessories
Pool table
Right
Time
$1042
$3595
$651
$2129
2
34
$2129
$3595
$651
$1042
1
15
$651
$3595
$1042
$2129
0
3
$651
$3595
$1042
$2129
0
0
$1042
$2129
$651
$3595
WIPEOUT

Ugly. That's what this day is shaping up to be. Just plain ugly, with the emphasis on ugh. --;

(CC1: Unisom)

Showcase Showdown #1:

David
75
.75

$700

Yescenia
50
65
1.15

$779

Katrina
90
.90
WIN


Okay, #6354K... you got one of those patented second-half comebacks in ya? Time to show it!

4. Aroma 8pc small kitchen appliance seletion (GO)
Earl
700
Kevin
800
Cheryl
1200
Sandra
550



$555

Bargain Game:
  1. Inspire SCS multistation home gym (MA)
  2. Sharp(?) 60" 3D plasma HDTV w/glasses (AL)

Home gym
◄◄◄
3D HDTV
$2695
Bargain price
$2799
$5195
ARP
$3799
$2500
Difference
$1000
BACK ON TRACK!

We hope... Still, that was a nice easy win to lift us out of skunk range!

5. CarolinaChair.com chair & ottoman w/no-name 16GB tablet (AL)
Earl
1200
Kevin
1000
Cheryl
1001
Heather
1320



$1714

Gas Money:
2013 Dodge Journey American Value Pkg (AT, 2.4L; MA)

$22,770
$20,585
$24,813
$23,661
$21,665

It's not that I groan every time I see this game come around, but I do have a feeling this time that I know exactly which is the correct price -- and which will get chosen by the contestant within, at most, two picks.

$20,585 is the pink slip. I'm sure of it.

Pick #1: $20,585
$0000
I HATE BEING RIGHT...
$22,770
CAR
$24,813
$23,661
$21,665
$3,000

$1,000
$2,000
$4,000

I seriously don't think it's the game. All the game needs is one simple rule tweak: Pick the car price right off the bat and win automatically. Think of it this way: If she was playing Five Price Tags the same way everyone else seems to, picking False for every SP and getting one out of four picks, this would've been an entirely different outcome.

But I am starting to think that something does need to be done here to increase the number of winners... unless, of course, the intent is to have a game that produces this many failures. But then, that's getting into tinfoil-hat territory...

There's a campsite reserved at Leftover Island for at least one of Kevin or Cheryl -- and Cheryl has the last-bid advantage, so she has a slightly better chance of avoiding banishment. We'll see...

6. Cate & Chloe costume jewelry (GO, AL)
(Win one of the necklaces at priceisright.com)
Earl
1501
Kevin
1
Cheryl
850
Hayley
1500

$670



Lucky. Very lucky.

In more ways than one; he gets a game that, of late, takes talent to lose, Cliff Hangers:
Aquacat 12.5 12' catamaran & VMS Chelsea 150 motor scooter ($6,083; MA)

(GO on SPs)
  • Nostalgia Electrics pigs-in-a-blanket maker
  • Water purifying pitcher
  • Compact tabletop foosball game

Snack maker
$20
5 steps to 5
$25















0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Pitcher
$35
3 steps to 8
$32















0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Tabletop game
$45
4 steps to 12
$49















0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
WIN!

Threshold: 16... been a while since we last had someone beat it!

Well done!


(CC2: Blue Buffalo / CTT)

Showcase Showdown #2:

Heather
45
30
.75

$1,714
Kevin
85
.85

$6,859
Sandra
75
20
.95
WIN


Showcases: Sandra (true) top winner, Katrina runner-up.

1. This Showcase Will Open Doors... Wait, Don't We Do That All The Time Around Here?
  • The Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Triangle of Terror (AL)
  • 2013 Mazda2 Sport (AT, 1.5L, remote keyless entry, ind front suspension; GO)
Sandra passes; Katrina bids $32,000.
(My bid: $24,997)


2. Obligatory Three-Trip Showcase
  • Trip to St. Marten (Indiana Jones Map, 6n, Divi Little Bay; MA)
    • 2½hr snorkeling tour
  • Trip to Turks & Caicos (We Meet Again Dr. Jones, 5n, Beaches Resort Villages & Spa; MA)
  • Trip to the Maldives (Pay Lucas a royalty already, 6n, Kanuhura Lhaviyani Atoll; MA)
    • Daily meals
    • 1hr hot stone massage
Sandra bids $22,000.
(My bid: $21,042)


Moment of Truth
1. Katrina
Room/Car
2. Sandra
Trips
Bid
$32,000
$22,000
ARP
$21,552
$24,255
Result
$10,448
$2,255

$799
Sandra wins!
$33,804
My result
$3,445
$3,213


LEADER BOARD: Episode #6354K
Sandra
$33,804
Kevin

$6,859

Heather

$1,714

Katrina
$799

Yescenia

$779

David

$700
TOTAL WINNINGS
$44,655
34.09% of $131,000
Average: $7,445
Median: $17,252


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  2. Yeah, I hate the fact that so many contestants have been picking the PINK SLIP right off the bat lately. They either need to get a winner soon, or just scrap the game altogether.

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