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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

TPiRecap: 4 June 2013




Episode # 6382K
Airdate 4 June 2013
VTR 24 April 2013
First Four Amy, Michael, Gina, Nelson (L-R)
Today's Models Manuela Abreález, Amber Lancaster, Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith

I see a little green $ on the floor as Drew comes out, so I can probably guess what game is coming out first today...

1. LG 47" LCD HDTV (GOS)
Amy
1250
Michael
650
Gina
800
Nelson
1150


$900


Sure enough, Gina has an extremely tiny chance to Pay the Rent:
  • TiteBond III wood glue
  • Capzasin Quick Relief gel
  • Egg Beaters egg whites
  • Bull's-Eye barbecue sauce
  • Gold Bond foot cream
  • Green Giant cut green beans

Drew reminds us that we have had a winner in this game, and before that we had "someone" (actually two people) find a winning combination but bail out early, "so it can be done."

Here's what I would do:

Mailbox: Egg whites
1st Floor: Barbecue sauce + Wood glue
2nd Floor: Green beans + Foot cream
Attic: Pain relief

Let's see how well I did -- and more importantly, how well Gina does:

(AL pitches, MA catches)

Green beans
$1.49

$1,000
$1.49
Go on...
Barbecue sauce
$2.29
Egg whites
$3.49
$5,000
$5.78
Go on...
Wood glue
$6.42
Foot cream
$5.99
$10,000
$12.41
STOP
(Wisely)
(Pain relief: $8.49)

Solution #1:
Mailbox: Egg whites = $3.49
1st Floor: Foot cream ($5.99) + Barbecue sauce ($2.29) = $7.28
2nd Floor: Wood glue ($6.42) + Green beans ($1.49) = $7.91
Attic: Pain relief = $8.49

There may have been other workable solutions, but I currently lack the time for a full analysis. My own attempt would have failed miserably, however. And certainly, $10K is nothing to sneeze at, in this or any other game.

Carolyn performs a Row Bypass to hug Drew, and Drew has to set her straight. ;^)

2. 9pc Armani Exchange sunglasses collection (JE)
Amy
1200
Michael
1
Carolyn
499
Nelson
970


$600


Flip Flop:
Trip to the Grand Cayman Islands (5n, theReef; GOS)

58
41

Normally, I'd say the lone $5K price here ($5,814) is too low for consideration. However, seeing as we're currently in Budget Apocalypse Mode and the trip is only a five-nighter instead of the customary six, I actually find myself leaning more in that direction... and the Distance Rule be hanged.

Let's see.

Carolyn Flops...

58
14
58
14
WIN!

I'm starting to think like the producers do. And that's scary. ^^;;;

3. Playcraft 8' Super Ball!! skee-ball table (AL)
Amy
350
Michael
364
Teresa
363
Nelson
300
SUICIDE
$849

SUICIDE

One of these days, they'll learn. At least, that's what I keep telling myself to keep my spirits up...

Cover Up:
2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS (AT, 2.4L, carpeted mats, paint/fabric prot; MA)






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0
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...And I guess some wise guys on the staff took Drew's ribbing to heart about the useless numbers to start with! Look what they did here:


Drew apparently had no idea they were gonna do that, and his reaction is (you'll pardon the expression) priceless! "Now, as you notice there's no numbers down at the bottom here -- 'CAUSE YOU DON'T NEED 'EM! All you have to do is cover up these ugly faces..." ^^;;;

By the way, not that anyone cares, but... $22,810.

Try #1:




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Try #2:




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5
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0
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3
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0
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6
1
LOSS

You know... I probably should be annoyed that they backed off of that little game they've loved to play the last few years (where the lowest nonzero digit in the tens column is the correct one), but really, I'm just so tickled by that gag with the pictures today that I'm willing to give them a free pass this time.

(CC1: CTT)

Showcase Showdown #1:

Michael
25
90
1.15

$849
Carolyn
25
5
.30

$6,414
B
Gina
50
.50
WIN


4. 24" stainless steel dishwasher (GOS)
Amy
869
Geoffrey
867
Teresa
700
Nelson
420



$699

Most Expen$ive:
  1. Designer handbags & shoes (MA)
  2. Apple 27" iMac computer (32GB RAM, 3TB HD, upgraded processor & graphics, AIO; AL)
  3. Freemotion treadmill (GOS)

Apple? 32GB RAM? 3TB HD? If it's anything other than the computer, we riot!

Luckily, Amber is Nelson's favorite Price is Right girl, so...

1
2
3
Handbags/Shoes
Computer
Treadmill
$1500
$3229
$2499
BUT OF COURSE!

And more importantly, riot averted!

5. Nintendo WiiU game system w/games & accessories (AL)
Amy
375
Geoffrey
625
Teresa
362
Holly
799
$610

SUICIDE


Somebody better call the CDC, because we've got a Pathogen loose in Studio 33:
2013 Ford Focus S (2L, tire pressure monitor, AC, AT, paint/fabric prot; GOS)

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3

Hmm... $17,863 stands out to me.

(MA on SPs)
  • Chef's Choice waffle cone maker
  • Nostalgia Electrics retro-look microwave oven
  • Rowenta 1600W iron








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...Okay, maybe I don't know what I'm talking about! ^^;

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Waffle cone maker
$70
$100
$70
WIN





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8




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Microwave oven
$90
$130


$130
WIN

Well, we know which number is right this time, so let's just cut to the chase:

1
8
5
0
0

Only two choices now for each of the last two digits, and with one safety net remaining. This may end well after all. "This is high stakes!" Amy comments.


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Even better!

1
8
5
2
0

There's only one number left, and even if Amy misses it, she's got that one SP left! Only rarely does Pathy get to this point anymore... make the most of it!



5
2
0


8
7



1













But that's okay -- all she has to do is get the iron right and she wins the car by default.

Iron
$50
$65

And...



























































Iron
$50
$65
$65
ARRRRGH!



So close! That one hurt.


6. Novara ladies' mountain bike (AL)
Vivian
650
Geoffrey
400
Teresa
450
Holly
651


$649


Teresa's from Sydney, Australia -- how about a quick shout-out to Larry Emdur and everybody else formerly involved with the Aussie show? ^^;

Push Over:
Trip to London, England (6n, 4-course dinner cruise; GOS)

Which is, incidentally, not played like its Australian counterpart (best described as Push Over meets Double Prices by way of Bump). Heh.

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London


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9
3
5

5
7
0
6
WHAT THE... !?

Okay, show. How do you manage to do LA-to-London for six days for under six grand? That's mind-boggling.

(CC2: Act Total Care / Schiff MegaRed)

Showcase Showdown #2:

Teresa
95
.95

$649

Amy
90
60
1.50

$810
Nelson
100
1.00
$1,000 Bonus
Bonus Spin
10



Showcases: Gina (true) top winner, Nelson (true) runner-up.

1. We're Sweet on This Showcase
  • Trip to Honolulu, HI (6n, Turtle Bay Resort; MA)
    • Rental car
    • 1d island tour of Dole Pineapple Maze
  • 2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS (1.8L, power windows, 6-speaker audio, OnStar Directions & Connections 6mos; AL)
Gina passes; Nelson bids $23,400.
(My bid: $26,132)

2. In HD Where Available
  • Samsung(?) 60" 3D plasma HDTV (AL)
  • Trip to Washington, DC (6n, St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites; AL)
    • Daily breakfast
    • The Smithsonian features the Hope Diamond... see what they did there?
  • Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 motorcycle (GOS)
Gina bids $22,500.
(My bid: $19,985)


Moment of Truth
1. Nelson
Trip/Car
2. Gina
Trip/Motorcycle
Bid
$23,400
$22,500
ARP
$26,291
$20,883
Result
$2,891
$1,617

Nelson wins!
$35,218 (Chyron)
$10,900
My result
$159 DSW
$898


LEADER BOARD: Episode #6382K
Nelson
$35,218
B
Gina
$10,900
Carolyn

$6,414

Michael

$849

Amy

$810

Teresa

$649
TOTAL WINNINGS
$54,840
25.47% of $211,382 + $1,000 bonus
Average: $9,140
Median: $17,934


2 comments:

  1. There was in fact only one correct solution to Rent. It appears that they've gone from "OMG WIN THIS THING" mode to "NOPE YOU'RE NOT GONNA WIN THIS THING" mode.

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  2. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who went "WTF" on that Push Over price.

    Pathfinder...you no-good son of a gun. That was indeed painful.

    I also cracked up at Cover-Up, as I noted on the GSN forum. ^^

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