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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

TPiRecap: 4 December 2013

Breaking into your week of reruns, it's our first make-good airing of Season 42...

A quick reminder: Following this episode, a statistics update will be posted that counts today's show as well as the Cyber Monday special as a single week with last week's three episodes. Also, next week we'll be having a Pet Adoption Week gimmick, with the return of You-Know-Who to Studio 33 on the Thursday show (hint: who's the studio named after?).

But for now, let's do this...

Episode #
6484K
Airdate
4 December 2013
VTR
30 July 2013
First Four
Claudia, Scott, Todd, Susan
Lineup
Random
Models
Rachel Reynolds, Lawrence Saint-Victor
Note
Postponed from 7 November

1. Gateway 23" touchscreen computer (4GB RAM, 1TB HD, wireless AIO) (LSV)
Claudia
Todd
Scott
Susan
825
550
799
826


$815


Six-Digit Squeeze Play:
Trip to Sun City, South Africa (6n, Palace of the Lost City Hotel, daily breakfast, waterpark access; RR)

0
0
0
9

0
0
0
9
1
3
5
8
1
0
0

The 3 needs to stay where it is, because I doubt rather highly that's a $15K trip. I'm also not exactly feeling $13,510, so I'd probably leave the 8 too. ...I'd say the 1, if it were up to me. Which, as we all know, it's not.

0
0
0
0
Remove the 3
0
0
0
0
$
1
5
8
1
0
$
1
3
5
1
0
LOSS

...Well, it's not like I would've done any better. But yeah, of all the numbers Scott could've removed, the 3 was the one most likely to be in the price. Not an auspicious beginning to today's proceedings.

2. Nintendo WiiU game system w/games (LSV, RR)
Claudia
Todd
Richard
Susan
607
601
501
600


$520


Richard "swims" and breakdances his way over to Pocket ¢hange:
2013 Dodge Journey American Value Pkg (AT, 2.4L, paint/fabric prot; RR)

2




25¢
1
5
8
9
0


1
NO
1
5
8
9
0
50¢
5
NO
1
5
8
9
0
75¢
0
YES
2
0



#9

Well, that was worrisome.

9
YES
2
0
9


#4
8
YES
2
0
9
8

#16
5
NO
1
5



$1.00
1
Default
2
0
9
8
1
#13

Well, that got turned around in a hurry!

Need $1.00 to win
Start with 25¢
#9
25¢
#4
25¢
#16
10¢
#13
50¢
TOTAL
1.35
WIN!

I see that Lady Luck woke up in a good mood this morning! Works for me.

3. Jo designer handbags (RR)
(It's not Cyber Monday, but the show is still offering a chance to win one of these bags for yourself. You know where to go...)
Claudia
Todd
Susan R.
Susan
802
600
500
700
$1120




Bonus Game:
Yamaha VX Cruiser WaveRunner w/trailer $10,684; LSV)

Stainless steel fondue set
Fondue pot
$120
$180
HIGHER
Cuisinart SmartStick™ blender
Blender
$35
$55
HIGHER
Wüsthof 5pc cutlery set w/block
Cutlery
$250
$188
LOWER
Portable ping pong set
Ping pong set
$19
$40
HIGHER

...The one time someone doesn't automatically go "cheap" on a gourmet cutlery set, and they actually chose the wrong set to do it on. Though I can't honestly blame her, given how that usually goes.

Naturally, I'm thinking that's where the Bonus is, and another unbeaten is about to fall. But let's just make it official...


◤▀▀▀
◣▄▄▄
$55
HIGHER
BONUS!
◤▀▀▀
◣▄▄▄

◤▀▀▀
◣▄▄▄
$40
HIGHER

◤▀▀▀
◣▄▄▄
COLOR ME SURPRISED!

I was positive it was with the knives, or maybe even the fondue set. Anything but the blender, which struck me as being the easiest thing out of the four. But hey, maybe Mike was in a rare (for him) generous mood today! I'm not gonna complain...

(CC1: Act Restoring Mouthwash)

Showcase Showdown #1

Scott
90
.90
WIN
Claudia
80
80
1.60

$11,879
Richard
15
95
1.10

$21,501


4. LG 9.1 Blu-ray home theater system (LSV)
Carl
Todd
Susan R.
Susan
700
600
800
801


$500 Bonus


Check-Out:
Ashley bedroom group (ComforPedic by Beautyrest Q) & Panasonic 55" 3D plasma HDTV w/glasses ($7,498; RR)

  • Jolly Time popcorn
  • The Original Pine Bros. Softish throat drops
  • Mott's apple juice boxes (4pk)
  • The Omnipotent Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce
  • The Dreaded Gold Bond Ultimate Healing lotion

Product
Bid
Popcorn
2.50
Throat drops
3.00
Juice
2.00
Pasta sauce
4.00
Lotion
6.50
TOTAL
18.00

That bid on the pasta sauce probably cost her the bedroom group... but let's see if my gut can be wrong two games in a row.

Product
Bid
ARP
Difference
Popcorn
2.50
$1.99
51¢
Throat drops
3.00
$3.59
59¢
Juice
2.00
$1.29
71¢
Pasta sauce
4.00
$2.29
$1.71
Lotion
6.50
$7.18
68¢
TOTAL
18.00
16.34
1.66
WIN!

Apparently it can be, though the game was still a close call!

5. Nitro mens' snowboard w/boots & bindings (LSV)
(Train spotted! Engineer: RR)
Carl
Todd
Vicki
Susan
640
450
729
1100


$970


Double Prices at Home Base:
Trip to Whistler, BC (6n, First Tracks Lodge, pair of 3-day lift passes; LSV)

(RR wheels out the prop -- and she's even holding Vicki's new snowboard)
$8187
$5789

I'm leaning toward $5,789... oh, who am I kidding, my gut has been steering me wrong more often than not lately...

╔════
$5789
$5789
WIN!

...but not, obviously, this time!

It's actually been a while since I've had to send someone to Leftover Island, and either Todd or Susan is headed there -- if not both of them. And while I would normally say that Todd has the advantage, I must also point out that Todd's had the advantage a few times already and not been able to capitalize. Will this be the moment the Fates (not Gil) turn in his favor?

6. Bowflex home gym (LSV)
Carl
Todd
Stacy
Susan
2300
1200
1299
1400
$2999




At least Todd and Susan can get seats next to each other on the charter flight. While they're off getting their bookings taken care of, Carl comes on up to see if he can't win Line em Up:
2013 Ford Fiesta SE (1.6L, AC, tire pressure monitor, paint/fabric prot; RR)

  • GE convection microwave oven ($679: RR)
  • Tabletop foosball game ($49)
  • Salisbury pewter coffee and tea service ($965; LSV)

0

1


6
7
9


4
9


9
6
5


3


Yeah, I don't know why they brought the board out in that configuration either. Pretty sure that's not the price however.

If I had to guess... $17,463.

Try #1:
1

1


6
7
9


4
9

9
6
5

NO
3


Try #2:
1

1


6
7
9


4
9

9
6
5

LOSS
3
$17,463

Ah well.

(CC2: Mercí / Skechers)

Showcase Showdown #2

Carl
75
.75
WIN
Vicki
60
100
1.60

$6,759
Susan R.
15
40
.55

$8,798


Showcases: Carl top winner, Scott runner-up.

1. Enough With the Social Media Jokes, George
  • Pair of Apple iPads (128GB) w/smart covers (RR)
  • Trip to Cairns, Queensland, Australia (6n, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • 1 private dinner on beach
    • Day trip to Great Barrier Reef
  • 2013 Mini Cooper hardtop (1.6L, MT, 15" five-star twin-spoke alloy wheels, AM/FM/CD/MP3; LSV)
Carl bids $30,000.
(My bid: $28,987)

At a guess, I'm thinking that trip to Cairns is what prompted this episode to be pulled from its original airdate. When originally planned for 7 November, that region was under threat from one of the biggest typhoons ever recorded.

2. A Real Southern Experience
  • BMW Motorrad C650GT motor scooter (RR)
  • Trip to Belize (6n, Mystic River Resort; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Day trip to Butterfly ranch
  • Trip to Quito, Ecuador (6n, Arasha Resort; LSV)
    • Daily meals
    • 1 massage each
    • Various tours & workshops
    • Rental car
Scott bids $24,200.
(My bid: $26,789)


Moment of Truth
2. Scott
Belize/Ecuador
1. Carl
Australia/Car
Bid
$24,200
$30,000
ARP
$24,444
$33,592
Result
$244
$3,592

DOUBLE SHOWCASE WINNER!!!
$58,851 (Chyron)
$2,999
My result
$2,345
$4,605

A great way to wrap up a great week*!

LEADER BOARD: Episode #6484K
Scott

$58,851
Richard

$21,501
Claudia

$11,879
Susan R.

$8,798
Vicki

$6,789
Carl

$2,999
Offered
$143,321
Won
$110,787
Pct.
76.95%
Bonus
$500
Avg.
$18,465
Median
$10,339




Now that hasn't happened in quite some time -- the Leader Board is in the exact order the contestants appeared on stage. In fact, I can't recall offhand that it's ever happened that way in the almost seven years I've been doing this.

Stay tuned for a stats post, and then we'll see you back here on Monday...

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