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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

TPiRecap: 15 April 2014


It's April 15... do you know where your returns are?

A gentle reminder from your friends at TPiRecap Towers.

Episode #
6702K
Airdate
15 April 2014
VTR
12 February 2014
First Four
Rebecca, Annette, Thomas, Lonna
Lineup
Random
Models
Rachel Reynolds, Rob Wilson

But first, a special announcement from the Drewmeister. It's the classic "good news/bad news" sitch.

First, the good news: Rob Wilson, it is revealed, has landed himself a regular acting gig on "a major daytime soap opera" as a result of his Price appearances. Good for him! (Since the soap isn't named, it may not be Y&R or B&B... I don't keep up with the soap scene, so I haven't heard if he's about to pop up on either of the other two survivors, ABC's General Hospital or NBC's Days of Our Lives. I'm sure someone will inform me soon enough.)

However, this does lead us to the bad news: As a result of his new job, he'll have to bid adieu to the BBS, and in fact will be doing so today. In short, today is Rob's last day on the job for us.

Bit of a bummer, that -- especially since, with the prevalence of guest models this season, Rob hasn't had the chance to make all that many appearances lately. (Today, for example, is only his fifteenth appearance out of 136 episodes that've so far been broadcast.)

Well, good luck to you, Rob, and much credit from us for making the idea of a male model palatable to more people than even I thought was possible when the idea was first floated!

Meanwhile...

1. Waring Pro 7pc small kitchen appliance selection (RW)
Thomas
Rebecca
Annette
Lonna
800
650
700
801



$1865

It's In the Bag:
  • Hefty Ultra Flex 39gal trash bags (16)
  • J&D's tomato & basil croutons
  • Breathe Right nasal strips (30)
  • Libman All-Purpose scrubbing sponges (3)
  • Cedar Lane bean, rice & cheese burrito snack
  • Pepperidge Farm Texas toast

$1.49 = burrito. $14.99 = nasal strips. Obviously. After that it gets hazy.

Burrito snack
Nasal strips
Trash bags
Sponges
Texas toast
$1.49
$14.99
$7.99
$2.49
$3.99
Burrito snack
Nasal strips
Trash bags
Croutons
Sponges
$1,000
Go on...
$2,000
Go on...
$4,000
STOP
$8,000

161,000


My mental arrangement actually put the Texas toast in the $7.99 bag, because Pepperidge Farm stuff can be quite deceptively expensive.

Incidentally, just to address something that's come up: Honestly, I arrived at the terminology "partial win" entirely independently. It's only been in the last week or so that I've learned the term is also used at Golden-Road.net and in fact may have originated there to begin with. And here I was thinking I was being clever. In any event, I'm not too proud to give credit where it's due, so the G-R folks can consider themselves properly attributed for my use of the name.

Honestly, though... there has to be a better way to put it. "Partial win" kinda has the same vibe to it as "almost pregnant" to me.

2. Nikon DSLR camera w/18-55mm lens (RW, RR)
Thomas
Rebecca
Annette
Hagop
1000
891
1
890

$900



Push Over:
Trip to St. Maarten (6n, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino; RW)

4
3
7
0
8
5
6
1
2


St. Maarten

Classic "Double Prices in Disguise" setup here -- it's gonna come down to either $7,085 or $8,561, take your pick.


4
3
7
0
8
5

7
0
8
5
WIN!

Fortunately, she picked right!

3. Pilates Home Reformer exercise machine (RR)
Thomas
Ruby
Annette
Hagop
1
1300
1100
900


$1200


After Drew plays a little "Look into the camera with the red light" game with Annette, Rob drives out the prize for Lucky $even:
2014 Dodge Dart SXT (2.4L, 6AT, CA appearence pkg, rear cargo tray, cargo net; RW)

2
$7

2
2
1
-$1
$6
6
2
1
3
-$3
$3
8
2
1
3
8
EXACTA!
$3
5
2
1
3
8
9
-$4
-$1 LOSS

The 5 was understandable this time. Personally I was thinking 7 for the last digit, so it would've worked out.

(CC1: Galrique)
Showcase Showdown #1

Annette
5
100
1.05

$1,200
P
Lonna
30
40
.70
WIN
Rebecca
45
75
1.20

$7,985


4. Vapor 12' kayak w/paddle (RR)
Thomas
Ruby
Joshua
Hagop
700
701
525
675


$546


Secret "X":
Ashley home office suite & Apple 27" iMac computer (32GB RAM, 3TB HD, upgraded processor & graphics, Epson AIO; $5.329; RW)

Free X:
X
?


?


?


(RR with the small stuff)
  • Hand-operated vegetable slicer
  • SodaStream soda maker w/2 glass bottles

Vegetable slicer
$50
$75
$50
WIN



X
?


?


?
X

Home soda maker
$250
$300
$250
WIN



X
?
X

?


?
X

And so it all comes down to that 33% chance of being wrong even if you play this game otherwise perfectly

The Big Reveal:
X
X
X

X



X
WIN!

Of course, one should always focus on the 67% chance of being right in that situation!

5. Diamond & rose gold pendant & earrings (RR)
Thomas
Ruby
Karen
Hagop
1100
1851
1500
1850

$3700



And it's even Tuesday! ;^)

Flip Flop:
Pair of Piaggio Fly 150 3V motorscooters w/helmets (RW)

67
28

They were pretty clever this time in making both possibilities for the last digit even. Still, I'm thinking -28 makes more sense than -82 for this setup, which leaves $7,628 as the only option.

Ruby, however, Flops...

67
82
76
28
LOSS

Being a bit of a math geek, situations like these always frustrate me -- until I remind myself that what's obvious to me may not be to the next person. That prevents me from coming off like a total jerk, or so I like to think.

I don't want to send Thomas to Leftover Island on Rob's last day, but I will if I have to. Thomas does, however, have the advantage this time. Will it pay off?

6. Party Tyme Karaoke machine w/music (RW with his final Turntable appearance)
Thomas
Melinda
Karen
Hagop
1
650
600
450
SUICIDE
$810



It might have, if Thomas didn't shoot himself in the foot there. $500 minimum, folks...

More or Less:
  1. Escalade Sports Atomic air hockey table (RR)
  2. Rebecca Minkoff designer handbags & clutch
  3. Electrolux eco-friendly washer & dryer (RW)
  4. 2014 Nissan Juke S (1.6L, X-Tronic CVT, AC; RR)

I note here that we have an interesting streak going -- the last three "halves" of Price have each featured one outright win, one outright loss, and one partial. If the pattern continues, More or Less will be the partial for this three-pack (as Secret "X" was won and Flip Flop lost). Of course, we want to do much better than that, don't we?

Let's make it happen...

Air hockey
Handbags
Washer & dryer
$1400
LESS
$900
MORE
$2200
LESS
LESS
WIN
MORE
WIN
MORE
WHOOPS...
$900
$1115
$2598
(Car: $19,800 [1])

Getting at least two of the three smaller prizes counts for a partial in this game. I called it. Meh.

[1] Source: NissanUSA.com

(CC2: CTT / Allegra)
Showcase Showdown #2
P
Melinda
55
90
1.50

$2,825

Ruby
35
45
.80
WIN
Joshua
50
100
1.50

$6,175


Showcases: Lonna top winner, Ruby runner-up.

1. Go Gourmet
  • Summerset outdoor kitchen island (RR)
    • Omaha Steaks for 1 year
  • Trip to Chicago, IL (6n, The Talbott Hotel; RR)
    • Dinner for 2 @ Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse
  • Trip to Kyōtō, Japan (6n, Hyatt Regency Kyōtō; RR)
    • 1 dinner (Kobe beef is mentioned)
    • Daily breakfast
    • 5 lunches
    • 1d city tour
    • 1 spa treatment each
Lonna passes; Ruby bids $21,500.
(My bid: $26,047)

And since we announced earlier that this was his last day, you just know what this second Showcase will entail -- and you might even be able to guess at one of the prizes, too:

2. Sure Enough, Our Very Own Outgoing (In More Ways Than One!) Rob Wilson Presents a Very Special Showcase
  • Samsung 65" LED HDTV (w/Rob's official debut as Price's first permanent male model, 19 November 2012)
  • The prize you should have guessed... a trip to Rob's hometown of Boston, MA (6n, Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf)
    • 5-course dinner
  • 2014 Nissan Versa S Plus sedan (1.6L, ACVT; RR)
Lonna bids $24,000.
(My bid: $28,310)


Moment of Truth
2. Ruby
Chicago/Japan
1. Lonna
Boston/Car
Bid
$21,500
$24,000
ARP
$33,534
$29,680
Result
$12,034
$5,680

$3,700
Lonna wins!
$35,545 (Chyron)
My result
$7,487
$1,370

With Rob departing for greener (and soapier) pastures, that does leave a void in the model rotation... so Drew announces that it's almost time for a second Male Model Search! "If you've got five percent body fat and a nice smile," stay tuned for details on how you, yes, you could be the next Rob Wilson!

¡Vaya con Díos, Rob!

LEADER BOARD: Episode #6702K
Lonna
P
$35,545
Rebecca

$7,985
Joshua

$6,175
Ruby

$3,700
Melinda
P

$2,825
Annette


$1,200
Offered
$154,385
Won
$57,430
Pct.
37.2%
Bonus
Avg.
$9,572
Median
$4,938


1 comment:

  1. A google search tells me that the soap in question is indeed one of the 2 left that airs on another network. It's Days of Our Lives. Incidentally, it's technically not Rob's first soap gig. He was also on the short-lived online reboot of All My Children last year.

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