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Friday, May 3, 2013

TPiRecap: 3 May 2013 (Kids' Day!)


Today's episode was originally supposed to air back in April, but was held back due to the aftermath of the Boston bombing. Apparently, CBS decided that a special kids' show such as this, coming so soon after a national tragedy, would have been in debatable taste, so rather than risk a viewer backlash they substituted an inoccuous repeat for this episode at the last minute. (And as it happens, the rerun ended up being interrupted about halfway through for a Special Report anyway, so it's likely this would've ended up being a make-good in any event.)

But all of that's behind us now. Well, at least the "breaking news" aspects of it are; I certainly don't mean to imply we won't be feeling the implications and reprecussions of the bombing for years to come, and certainly not those whose lives were directly affected by it. What I'm trying to say, in my ham-handed fashion, is that airing today's special episode is no longer thought of as being in bad taste.

So now that you know the backstory, let us proceed ahead...

Episode # 6314K (Kids' Day!)
Airdate 3 May 2013 (postponed from 18 April)
VTR 25 March 2013
First Four Trevor & Erin; Danielle, Amanda & Mark; Caridad & Francesca; Ethan & Tracy (L-R)
Today's Models Manuela Abreález, Amber Lancaster, Rob Wilson

All of today's contestants are children (defined by the show as "seventeen years of age or younger") who, to satisfy the demands of Standards and Practices, are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will actually be making all the important/final decisions.

Because it's their day, I've decided to list the contestants in the order of kid-adult. Or, in the case of our first occupants of the Blueberry Podium, kid-other kid-adult!

Somewhat surprisingly, there's no run-in by Connor Carey today... I would've thought that to be a natural, as stated a few weeks back.

1. Nintendo WiiU, Microsoft XBox360 Kinect, & Sony PlayStation3 game consoles w/games & accessories (TigerDirect.com) (RW)
Trevor &
Erin
1150
Danielle,
Amanda & Mark
1200
Francesca &
Caridad
1300
Ethan &
Tracy
1


$1567


Balance Game:
Trip to Orlando, FL (for 4, 6n, Wyndham Grand Orlando, daily breakfast, 4 3-day Walt Disney World passes; AL)

Free Bag: $317
Remaining Bags: $3,000 $5,000 $9,000

(MA with the heavy lifting)
Side A
Side B
$317
$5,000
$3,000
Florida
8317
8317
WIN!

For a moment I thought Mike might've been evil and found a way to make that trip $12K. But I guess even Mike can ease off on the reins a bit when kids are involved. ^^;

2. Toshiba all-in-one computer (2TB HD, 8GB RAM, premium sound, wireless AIO) (AR)
Trevor &
Erin
1300
Danielle,
Amanda & Mark
1500

Jacquelyn &
Suzanne
1699
Ethan &
Tracy
1800
$1480
Painful...



Let 'em Roll:
2013 Jeep Patriot Sport (2L, FWD, AC, power value grp; $19,390; RW)

(MA with the GPs and as the croupier)
Ore-Ida Bagel Bites mini pizzas
General Mills Kix cereal
Skippy creamy peanut butter

$3.29
$4.79
$6.79

Note that, although S&P may require the adult to make essential decisions, it's perfectly okay to have the child set random game elements -- such as dice -- into motion. And so we do here.

Well... almost. A rare thing occurs here; one of the dice ends up wedged between two others when everything comes to a rest. I don't think that's ever happened before. Drew informs us that, according to official Price by-laws, any die thus "cocked" is re-rolled. When the smoke clears, this is what we're left with:
Roll #1
CAR
1,000
1,000
1,000
1,000
Let 'em Roll

(The die he re-rolled ended up being one of the $1,000s.)

Ooooh... I don't know if I would've done that, Trevor. (His mom listened to him.) $4,000 ain't bad in this game, and you stand a fairly decent chance of ending up with considerably less.

But, maybe Madame Fate is smiling upon us today... we shall see.

Roll #2
CAR
CAR
500
500
Win $1,000

Then again... sigh.

3. Pair of Apple iPhones (16GB) w/1yr family calling plan (3GB data & 550 shared mins/mo) (JE)
Marissa &
Joseph
1175
Danielle,
Amanda & Mark
1300
Jacquelyn &
Suzanne
1400
Ethan &
Tracy
1176


$1900


Plinko:

(MA on SPs)
Set of 4 Marvel Comics character spatulas
Nostalgia Electrics donut hole maker
LEGO Ninjago Golden Dragon building set
Apple iPod Shuffle (2GB)
5
3
4
5
3
2
7
9
5
6
WIN!
$25
$
$
WIN!
$30
$
WIN!
$49

Like Trevor, Jacquelyn is our chip-dropper of record today...
Chip #1:







$

1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
$500
TOTAL

Hey, if nothing else, this'll at least be a better showing than yesterday's Plinko disaster! ;^)

Chip #3:







$

1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
$1,000
TOTAL

Chip #4:


$






1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
$2,000
TOTAL

Chip #5:

$







1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
|
0
|
0
1
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
$2,500
LOSS

Of course, Plinko is still stuck in its current "down" phase, so it wasn't a whole lot better. Jacquelyn did, however, manage to do better than both of our previous (in terms of episode airing) Plinko players combined ($1,700 across two outings). Sometimes, you have to take whatever positives you can get...

(CC1, with a stage full of dancing kids and parents to help us reveal the Wheel: Selsun Blue)

Showcase Showdown #1:

Trevor & Erin
50
75
1.25

$2,480

Jacquelyn & Suzanne
95
.95
WIN
Francesca & Caridad
65
100
1.65

$9,884





4. JumpSport trampoline w/enclosure & basketball goal (GG)
(George enjoys this too much...
Marissa &
Joseph
875
Danielle,
Amanda & Mark
1251
Sally &
Sarah
700
Ethan &
Tracy
1250

$1559



For a party of three, what better game could we have than Eazy Az 1-2-3?:
  1. Collection of 4 Phat Cycles bicycles (2 kids, 2 adults; AL)
  2. Samsung 60" LED HDTV (Abt.com; RW)
  3. Escalade Sports Atomic air hockey table (MA)

First reaction: Air hockey, HDTV, and bicycles in order from low to high.

1
Air hockey
$700
2
Bicycles
$1480

Uh-oh... it's starting already:

Amanda: "If we win the TV, it's going in my room!"
Danielle: "No, no, it's going in my room!"

Will Dad have to deal with an ugly sisterly squabble over that Samsung?

3
LED HDTV
$2400
AFRAID SO!

The Price is Right: Causing domestic disputes since 1972. ;^)




5. Set of 4 Apple iPad Minis (16GB) w/smart covers (RW, AL)
Marissa &
Joseph
1601
Carter &
Christian
1400
Sally &
Sarah
1600
Ethan &
Tracy
1250

$1472



Now here's something you don't see every day -- Secret "X" for a car:
2013 Nissan Juke S (1.6L turbo, CBT, FWD, carpeted mats, cargo mat, splash guards; $21,090; MA)

Free X: (Christian directs Carter)

?


?

X
?


(AL with the small stuff)
  1. FIsher-Price kids' digital camera
  2. Zoku ice pop maker

Digital camera
$59
$70
$70
NO



Uh-oh...

Ice pop maker
$39
$50


$50
PHEW

Thought we were gonna have a major disaster on our hands here.


?
X

?

X
?


Of course, it could still turn out to be a minor disaster. Everything hinges, as it always does, on the all-important Big Reveal.

Drew has Carter hit the button, and...



X

X

X
X

LOSS

Actually where I thought it was from the start. 8^/

Earlier on this episode, we gave away a trip to Disney World. But if Ethan's not careful, he and his mom could end up "winning" a trip to a decidedly less pleasant locale -- Leftover Island.

Memo to Deborah: Kids should not wear "bucket list" shirts, even if it matches the one his mother's wearing. That's kinda morbid, all things considered.

6. 22pc sports equipment collection, by various manufacturers for various sports (MA)
Marissa &
Joseph
1201
Tyler &
Deborah
1200
Sally &
Sarah
1000
Ethan &
Tracy
750


$1010


Side by Side:
Pair of VMS King Cobra 150 go-karts (AL, RW)

SIDE
98
SIDE

55

00
00
00

What's the rule, folks? Pair of the same prize... one of the two possibilities ends in an odd number...

SIDE
00
SIDE
98
55

Sorry
55
98
THAT WASN'T IT

>_<

(CC2, as some of the kids play cards on the stage -- possible Pricing Game prototype?: Act Total Care / CTT)

(...You do, of course, realize I'm joking about that "Pricing Game prototype" bit... don't you?)

Showcase Showdown #2:

Sally & Sarah
30
50
.80
WIN

Carter & Christian
75
80
1.55

$1,522
Danielle, Amanda & Mark
35
85
1.20

$6,139


Showcases: Jacquelyn & Suzanne top winners, Sally & Sarah runners-up.

1. An Unforgettable Adventure Under the Stars
  • Kelty 8pc family camping package (AL)
  • Trip to San Diego, CA (limo, for 4, 6n; AL)
    • 1n San Diego Zoo Safari Park Roar 'N Snore experience
    • 5n Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
  • Glastron MX180PR sport boat w/trailer (MA)
Jacquelyn & Suzanne pass; Sally & Sarah bid $25,000.
(My bid: $27,675)


2. Just the Basics... A Trip and a Car
  • Trip to Jamaica (for 4, 4n, Beaches Ocho Rios; RW)
    • Waterpark passes
  • 2013 Honda Civic LX (AT, 1.8L, rearview camera;AL)
Jacquelyn & Suzanne bid $27,000.
(My bid: $28,242)


Moment of Truth
1. Sally & Sarah
San Diego/Boat
2. Jacquelyn & Suzanne
Jamaica/Car
Bid
$25,000
$27,000
ARP
$30,523
$26,661
Result
$5,523
$339

Sally & Sarah win!
$31,533
$4,504
My result
$2,848
$1,581


LEADER BOARD: Episode #6314K

Sally & Sarah
$31,533
Francesca & Caridad

$9,884
Danielle, Amanda & Mark

$6,139

Jacquelyn & Suzanne
$4,504

Trevor & Erin

$2,480

Carter & Christian

$1,522
TOTAL WINNINGS
$56,062
31.96% of $175,419
Average: $9,344
Median: $16,528


4 comments:

  1. This the last comment I'll post here because after this horrible episode, I'm not watching the show anymore.

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    1. There've been far worse episodes than this in recent memory, and even this one wasn't all that objectionable. What was it about this one that broke the camel's back?

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    3. Less wins, the fact the studio was crowded, and that this is the lowest idea they've stooped to.

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