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Friday, March 28, 2014

TPiRecap: 28 March 2014 (Spring Break Spectacular)



Episode #
6675K
Airdate
28 March 2014
VTR
3 February 2014
First Four
Harriet, Grayson, Branden, Brittney
Lineup
L-R
Models
Manuela Abreález, Rachel Reynolds
Note
Spring Break Spectacular

Another one of those all-college-student theme days, though if you ask me the word "spring" is being used facetiously here... here in Central Ohio it's still unseasonably cold and we even had some snow a couple days ago. This weather just can't make up its mind!

But you didn't come here to listen to me kvetch about weather, I presume...

1. Isle XPS 5'10" surfboard, Hollandia 6-speed womens' bike, & bamboo skateboard (RR)
Harriet
Grayson
Branden
Brittney
518
860
1000
800


$1234


Such a wonderfully numeric IUFB. ^^;

Branden's gonna Plinko till he pukes:

(MA on turntable duty)
Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich maker
Nostalgia Electrics old-fashioned popcorn maker
Black & Decker Brew 'N Go coffee maker
Cuisinart Smart Stick™ hand blender
5
4
4
5
2
3
8
5
WIN!
$24
$
WIN!
$85
$
$
WIN!
$20
WIN!
$65
$

An increasingly rare five-chipper! Can he make the most of it? Let's see...

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

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
$1,000
TOTAL

...Oh, come on, board...

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
$1,100
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
$1,100
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
$11,100
PHEW!

The good stuff finally happened at the end, at least!

2. Activist Eyewear his & hers designer sunglasses (RR)
Harriet
Grayson
Jacquelyn
Brittney
275
350
550
600



$875

Money Game:
2014 Volkswagen Jetta S (2.0L, 5MT, LoJack, map kit, first-aid kit; MA)

$
$
19
42
96
$
$
75
68
18
$
$
20
09
53
$
$
F
6
B

...I can't quite put my finger on it, but something looks different about Money Game this time. The prop hasn't changed at all, but the colors look brighter now than they have in quite some years. Maybe it just got a touch-up or something? Regardless.

42: $
$
42
19
$
96
$
$
75
68
18
$
$
20
09
53
$
$
F
6
B

Douglas Adams is not your friend in this game, I fear... that was kind of a wasted chance.

18: FRONT
$
42
19
$
96
$
$
75
68
F
$
$
20
09
53
$
$
18
6
B

A lucky break, however, gets us back on track!

I wonder if the bandito is back or if Mike's just trolling us LFaTs again...

75: $
$
42
19
$
96
$
75
$
68
F
$
$
20
09
53
$
$
18
6
B

96: $
$
42
19
$
$
$
75
$
68
F
$
96
20
09
53
$
$
18
6
B

53:
$
42
19
$
$
$
75
$
68
F
$
96
20
09
$
$
53
18
6
B
Win $266
($18,609; He's Ba-aaack...)

In fairness, you can't count on any of the old tricks still being in play anymore. On the other hand, picking 42 in this instance was pretty much indefensible, I fear.

3. Sony smartphone w/1yr calling plan (unlimited talk/text & 2GB data/mo) & Sony QX10 attachable camera lens (MA, RR)
(The lens is today's Peanut Gallery/home viewer giveaway)
Harriet
Grayson
Jacquelyn
Kara
555
1300
1301
889


$2150


Jacquelyn lets Drew wear her floatie -- which she names "Drew" on the spot when asked -- while she plays Switch?:
  1. Microsoft XBox One game console w/game & accessories & Toshiba 50" cloud LED HDTV (MA)
  2. Apple 27" iMac computer (upgraded processor, 16GB RAM, 3TB HD, speaker w/covers; RR)

HDTV & games
Computer
$1975
$2999

This feels like a switching situation to me. Or, in parlance, a "Switch Sitch."

HDTV & games
Computer
$1975
$2999
Jacquelyn leaves the prices...
$1975
$2999
$1975
$2999
WIN!

Apparently my gut could use some remedial classes... ^^;

(CC1: CTT)
Showcase Showdown #1

Brittney
95
.95
WIN
Jacquelyn
50
95
1.50

$7,124
Branden
40
80
1.20

$12,548


4. Hatteras pillow-top hammock (GG)
Harriet
Grayson
Christian
Kara
721
722
650
720

$800



Grocery Game:
Movie tickets (104 tickets, Fandango), coffee & donuts ($1,200 Krispy Kreme gift certificate), & gasoline (12gal/wk for 52 weeks) for 1 year ($5,027

Today's Theme: Dorm Essentilas
  • Maruchan ramen (6 packages)
  • Solo cups -- and yes, they're red (30)
  • Tina's microwave burrito
  • Red Bull energy drink (12oz and great as a mixer)
  • Febreze extra-strength air freshener (the jokes just write themselves...)

(Rachel rules the register roost, as required by recent routine)
Purchase
ARP
Sub Total
Total
Remaining
9 Red Bulls (?!!?)
$2.79
25.11
25.11

OVER

Cardinal rule of Grocery Game, amigos: Do NOT try to win this game in one shot. It's great if you can do a one-hit kill, of course, but it's not strictly necessary like it is in Bullseye -- and this sort of thing can be the result if you're not careful. Playing conservatively is the way to go here.

5. Johnathan Adler for Tumi 3pc luggage set (RR)
Harriet
Monifa
Christian
Kara
901
765
900
780
$1335




And nobody'll be spending Spring Break on Leftover Island (which is, shall we say, considerably less attractive a vacation destination than, say, South Padre Island...)

Or even where we'll be sending Harriet if she does well in Double Prices:
Trip to Key West, FL (6n, Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel, catamaran ride w/kayaking & snorkeling excursions; MA)

$9494
$6503

╔════
$6503
$6503
WIN!

Gotta love the easy ones, no?

6. Selection of 6 Jet Set designer watches (JE)
Kyle
Monifa
Christian
Kara
900
940
1200
1


$1479


So Much For My Good Vibes:
2014 Honda Accord LX (2.4L, CVT w/Sport mode, Bluetooth, all-season mats, first-aid kit, car cover; RR)

2
$
$
$
$






(MA and RR alternate)
Box O' Bogus Bills
$2333
2
3
$
$
$
Pair of Garmin GPS units
$1188
2
3
8
$
$
Apple iPad Air (128GB) w/smartcover & headphones
$868
2
3
8
6
$
Sony 1600W shelf stereo system
$550
2
3
8
6
0
Changes: None
2
3
8
6
0

Christian runs with $4,939 in prizes, as well he should.

2
3
8
6
0
2
3
1
6
5
SMART MOVE

I figured he blew it on the 3, but a good move is a good move.

(CC2: FarmRich / Allegra)
Showcase Showdown #2

Grayson
45
70
1.15

$800
P
Christian
20
35
.55
WIN
Harriet
30
80
1.10

$7,838


Showcases: Christian top winner, Brittney runner-up.

1. Party 101
  • Trip to the Bahamas (7n, Taino Beach Resort & Clubs; RR)
    • 1 jet ski tour
    • Snorkel boat tour
    • 1 glass-bottom boat ride
  • 2014 Nissan Sentra S (1.8L, 6MT, splash guards, carpeted trunk & floor mats; MA)
Christian bids $25,000.
(My bid: $26,061)

2. Make the Grade with Everything to Throw the Ultimate College Party
  • OpenAir Photobooth (RR, MA)
  • Table tennis package (RR)
  • Escalade Sports foosball table (MA)
  • 2014 Hyundai Veloster (1.6L, AT, front map lights; Branden, Jacquelyn, Grayson, Harriet, and the CNAoS)
Brittney bids $23,247.
(My bid: $22,548)


Moment of Truth
1. Brittney
Game room/Car
2. Christian
Bahamas/Car
Bid
$23,247
$25,000
ARP
$27,559
$28,366
Result
$4,312
$3,366

$1,141
Christian wins!
$34,784
My result
$5,011
$2,305


LEADER BOARD: Episode #6675K
Christian
P
$34,784
Branden

$12,548
Harriet

$7,838
Jacquelyn

$7,124
Brittney

$1,141
Grayson


$800
Offered
$177,468
Won
$64,235
Pct.
36.2%
Bonus
Avg.
$10,706
Median
$7,481


See you Monday!

1 comment:

  1. Temptation played sixth??

    And remember: Next week on April 1, 2014 is the annual April Fool's TPIR episode where Craig Ferguson guest hosts for Drew Carey (the third time for TPIR guest hosts, the first was on Christmas week 1974 when Dennis James guest hosted for Bob Barker on daytime TPIR, the second was April Fool's Day 2013 when the models did Drew's hosting chores and Drew, with announcer George Gray, became models for the episode!)

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