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Monday, December 9, 2013

TPiRecap: 9 December 2013 (Bob Barker's Birthday Week #1)

Our first full week back after a relatively calm Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday week... but we're back with a bit of a gimmick, and I must honestly say, as overplayed as these themed episodes are getting, it would take an especially hardened heart to object to this one...

Episode #
6531K
Airdate
9 December 2013
VTR
11 September 2013
First Four
Elizabeth, Richard, Ernestine, Donna
Lineup
R-L
Models
Melissa Ordway, Rachel Reynolds
Note
Bob Barker's Birthday Week #1

Yep! In honor of Bob Barker's 90th birthday this Thursday, Price is returning for one week to the old tradition of having pets up for adoption appear on the show, during prize descriptions, whatever... the old "special guests" I used to mention back when I was recapping Bob's last season. You'll be seeing them throughout the week here and there, and I'll always make mention of it here.

Oh, yes! In case you haven't heard, the man himself will be gracing us with his presence come Thursday, to help advance one of his favorite pet causes (sorry). The word I'm hearing on the street is, Bob may be doing a little bit more than just appearing on that episode too... but I can't confirm or deny those rumors at this time, because I honestly don't know. We'll all find out on Thursday.

Until then, let's get this week off to a flying start!

1. It must be that time of year again, because we kick off with the Holiday Gift Idea of the Day (in the Price is Right Jewelry Box no less): Elizabeth Cole 24K gold-plated costume jewelry (MO, RR)
(And it's no longer Cyber Monday, but there are still prizes you can win at home...)
Donna
Ernestine
Richard
Elizabeth
1500
1725
1501
1



$1409

Elizabeth, who actually works for an animal-rescue group (don't ya just love coincidence?), gets to kick off the week with Plinko:

(RR on SP duty today)
Aroma egg boiler
Oster 3qt fondue set
University Games Pub Trivia board game
6" Ferris-wheel photo album
2
8
7
5
3
4
4
9
$
WIN!
$20
WIN!
$35
$
$
WIN!
$30
WIN!
$79
$

Nice start to the proceedings, getting all five chips. Now all we can do is hope (against hope) that the board is in a good mood 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
$1,000
TOTAL

Not bad... for a start.

Chip #2:




$




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
$11,000
TOTAL

[fistpump] All right!

It's all gravy from here... of course, we like lots of gravy too!

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
$12,000
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
$22,000
TOTAL

Slump? What slump? ^^;

And she's still got one more chip to go...

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
$23,000
MONSTER WIN!

And that is how you snap out of the Plinko Doldrums we've been in for a while! Thanks, Lady Luck; there'll be a little something extra in your pay envelope this month! ;^)

(Y'know... not for nothing, but given who's gonna be stopping by on Thursday, I would've thought Plinko would've been reserved for him. Of course, it's not unprecedented to have more than one Plinko in a given week... heck, back about ten weeks ago or so we had multiple Plinkos on the same show. So anything's possible, I suppose.)

2. Kyocera 5pc cutlery set (MO)
Donna
Ernestine
Richard
Frederick
525
450
151
150
$1240

SUICIDE


While we give Frederick and Richard remedial lessons as to what kind of show this is, Donna gets to play Coming or Going:
The (Samsung) Kitchen Triangle of Terror (RR)


COMING
GOING
7
4
5
5



$5547
LOSS

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. She had the (rather obvious if you've been paying attention) win, but the Peanut Gallery rather vociferously talked her out of it. This wasn't pretty.

But I'll tell you what is pretty, or rather, "disgustingly adorable": George introduces us to his little buddy, Mr. Crackers Sinatra, a white cat he rescued from the Burbank Animal Shelter about three years ago. This leads us to our first Special Guest of the week: Newt, visiting us courtesy of the Los Angeles SPCA, currently in the process of stealing Rachel's heart.

As always, Newt and all of our Special Guests are up for adoption right now in the LA area... and as Bob always used to say, "If you don't live out here, you can find a wonderful friend like that at an animal shelter near your home."
3. Pair of Nintendo 3DS game systems w/games & accessories (RR)
Alyssa
Ernestine
Richard
Frederick
425
475
1073
476



$820

Dice Game:
2013 Hyundai Accent GLS (1.6L 4c, MT, cargo net, iPod cable; MO)

Looks like Lady Luck can't punch out just yet, we still need her for a little bit. The good news is, the prop is 100% up and running today, so no more pasted-on Cover Up nonsense:


0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0

Roll #1
4
NO
Roll #2
5
NO
Roll #3
6
NO
Auto-▼
Roll #4
4
NO

He will make it interesting, won't he? That last one worries me, but I think he's fine on the first two -- even the one he went against the odds with. $16,6xx wouldn't be a bad price at all.


5
0
0
5
1
4
5
6
4

0
4
2
0
LOSS

...And I'm an idiot. But we all knew that. ^^;;

(CC1: Skechers)

Showcase Showdown #1

Frederick
45
50
.95
WIN

Donna
70
80
1.50

$1,240
Elizabeth
10
40
.50

$24,573

Drew, to Elizabeth before her second spin: "Don't discount the mighty ten!"
Me: "Yes, if anyone knows about the 'power of 10,' it's Drew..."

</game_show_nerd_humor>


4. Lodis designer handbags & accessories (MO)
Alyssa
Ernestine
Richard
Colleen
950
1012
1013
850


$1268


Richard finally gets the right idea at the right time, and as his reward he gets a shot at keeping 1 Right Price undefeated in Season 42: $3390
  1. Yamaha Zuma 125 motor scooter (RR)
  2. Panasonic 65" 3D plasma HDTV w/glasses (MO)

Motor scooter
3D HDTV
$3390

$3390
$2600
$3390

STILL SHINING!

This one struck me as almost as easy as Coming or Going -- TVs on this show anymore end in either -99 or -00, and the revealed price fit neither archetype -- but fortunately, this one had a much happier ending.

5. Ocean Kayak Nalu paddleboard w/paddle & lifejacket (RR)
Alyssa
Ernestine
Katy
Colleen
1300
1
650
800



$985

Check Game:
Trip to Liberia, Costa Rika (7d, Witch's Rock Surf Camp, daily breakfast, surf lessons; RR)

With this game's winless streak having finally been snapped, it's looking a lot better now...

Amount of
This Check
$
3,420
The Price........................................................................3342
is Right

Pay to the
Order Of _Colleen_Powlson_____________ .... $3,420
...........................................................................[Drew Carey]
For _Costa_Rica_____________
VOID
Prize
Value
$
5,417
TOTAL

$

8,837
$7,000 to $8,000
(MO does the onerous duty today)

...but not that much better, I fear. I figured that was at least a thousand bucks too much to write the check out for. >_<

Leftover Island awaits Ernestine, unless the winds blow in her favor now...

6. Eleven Eleven his & hers designer watches (JE)
Alyssa
Ernestine
Katy
Timothy
550
350
586
585


$600


Ernestine packs her bags while Katy takes a look at what she probably won't be winning in Temptation:
2014 Jeep Patriot Sport FWD (2.4L, deep-tint sunscreen glass, all-season tires, AC; MO)

...Now, maybe I shouldn't say that. After all, the last time we saw this game, it could have been won had the contestant not bailed out. That just proves it is possible to win Tempty -- certainly more so than its dismal record in the past decade would have you believe. Still, I don't think anyone ever went broke betting against a car win in this one.

Let's find out which way the chips fall today...

1
$
$
$
$






(RR and MO alternate)
Leica 12.1MP digital camera
$899
1
9
$
$
$
Illegal tender
$2442
1
9
2
$
$
Party Tyme Karaoke machine w/music
$717
1
9
2
1
$
Eighthinch bicycle
$550
1
9
2
1
0
Changes: None
1
9
2
1
0

Why am I leaning towards $18,470 in this situation?

Katy pockets $4,608 in gifts, as well she might...

1
9
2
1
0
1
8
4
7
0
GOOD MOVE

And that would explain why I was leaning that way, wouldn't it?

(CC2: MercĂ­ / Ambulance chasers)

Showcase Showdown #2

Colleen
*80
.80

$985
P
Katy
65
40
1.05

$5,208
Richard
70
25
.95
WIN


Showcases: Richard top winner, Frederick runner-up. The two guys who thought the show gave away cheap knives as IUFBs are reunited here at the Showcases... stand by for potential hilarity. ;^)

1. That's All, Folks!
  • Apple MacBook Air laptop computer (4GB RAM, 128GB Flash), iPad (16GB), & iPod Touch (32GB; RR)
  • Trip to Turks & Caicos (6n, The Somerset on Grace Bay; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Complimentary use of bikes, kayaks, & snorkeling gear
  • Trip to Lisbon, Portugal (6n; MO)
    • 1d excursion to Sintra
Richard passes; Frederick bids $21,000.
(My bid: $21,495)

2. Jim Peck's Perm Memorial "3's a Crowd" Showcase
  • Prada his & hers designer shoes (MO)
  • Trip to Seattle, WA (1st class, 5n, Sheraton Seattle; MO)
    • 2 pitch-side tickets to a 2014 Seattle Sounders home game w/table, food, & beverages
      • Drew Carey holds a minority interest in... oh, you know by now
  • 2013 Ford Fiesta SE (1.6L, power shift 6AT, SE appearance pkg, power moonroof; RR)
Richard bids $24,500.
(My bid: $26,382)


Before we come back, we see a "CBS Cares" spot in which Drew Carey and Bob Barker both encourage you to adopt a homeless pet from a shelter near you this holiday season.
Moment of Truth
Frederick
Trips
Richard
Showcase
Bid
$21,000
$24,500
ARP
$21,468
$24,355
Result
$468
$145 WSD

Frederick wins!
$22,288
$7,258
My result
$27 WSD
$2,027

Some painful overbidding on Richard's part and my own. WSDs suck.

LEADER BOARD: Episode #6531K
Elizabeth

$24,573
Frederick

$22,228
Richard
$7,258
Katy
P

$5,208
Donna


$1,240
Colleen


$985
Offered
$160,349
Won
$61,552
Pct.
38.39%
Bonus
Avg.
$10,259
Median
$6,233


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