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Friday, May 9, 2014

TPiRecap: 9 May 2014 (Mothers' Day Spectacular)


Although this has been a great week from a winnings standpoint, for me personally it's been the Week From Hell. I'm not sorry to see the tail end of it now, I can tell you...

Episode #
6735K
Airdate
9 May 2014
VTR
17 March 2014
First Four
Ruth & Carla, Alexis & Danielle, Janet & Jonathan, Linda & Debra
Lineup
L-R
Models
Daniel Goddard, Rachel Reynolds
Note
Mothers' Day Spectacular

This Sunday is Mothers' Day, so all of today's contestants will be playing with their mothers and there's the obvious theme running through today's show.

Contestant pairs will be listed moms-first, since it's all about them today.

Meanwhile, I rarely note last names in this space, but I cannot let this pass without some mention: Janet and Jonathan's shared surname is "Olsen." I'll just let that sink in for a few moments.

...Yep. ;^)

1. Pair of Samsung Galaxy smartphones w/1yr calling plan (2GB shared data & unlimited talk/text/mo) (JE)
Ruth &
Carla
Alexis &
Danielle
Janet &
Jonathan
Linda &
Debra
1157
950
777
1158



$2302

½ Off:

(RR on the left, DG on the right)
$14
$14
$50
$100
Black & Decker electric chopper
Breadman professional bread maker
Eliminated: 3 4 7 8 9 910 13 14

1
2
0
0
5
6
0
0
0
0
11
12
0
0
15
16

$30
$15
$10
$10
Breakfast sandwich maker
100-picture (4×6") photo album
Eliminated: 11 12 15 16

1
2
0
0
5
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

$180
$180
$20
$40
Stainless steel fondue set
Multi-cooker steamer
$1,000 Bonus
Eliminated: 1 2

0
0
0
0
5
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Linda & Debra choose box #5...

5
$10,000
WIN!

As good as ½ Off can possibly get! Well done, you two! 8^)

2. The Price is Right Jewelry Box: Rustic Cuff 7pc designer jewelry collection (RR)
(Everyone in the Peanut Gallery takes home two cuffs, and hey, why not our home viewers too?)
Ruth &
Carla
Alexis &
Danielle
Janet &
Jonathan
Linda &
Jerry
713
714
715
500



$581

Linda is a cancer survivor twice over. That's too awesome for words! They deserve to win Lucky $even:
2014 Chevrolet Sonic LS (1.8L, 6AT, Bluetooth, paint/fabric prot, cargo net; DG)

1
$7

6
1
7
-$1
$6
9
1
7
6
-$3
$3
4
1
7
6
9
-$5
-$2 LOSS
($17,698)

...but, unfortunately, an unnecessarily difficult setup stood in their way this time. Meh. Quite a comedown from the elation of ½ Off.

We now get a chance to meet George Gray's mom, May, who he (nearly) always says hi to during the show open! It's she who provides us with the next "Come On Down!"...
3. Nikon PAS & DSLR cameras & unknown-brand photo printer (BuyDig.com) (RR)
Ruth &
Carla
Alexis &
Danielle
Janet &
Jonathan
Susan &
Anthony
800
850
951
950


$1199


Push Over:
Trip to Fiji (6n, Sonaisali Island Resort, daily breakfast, sailing excursion; DG)

1
7
9
4
2
3
8
6
5


Fiji

$7,942 is the only thing that sounds good. $9,423 is also possible, but it all depends on whether you think the trip is worth almost ten grand -- which, personally, I don't. And apparently, neither does our legendary-announcer namesake.


1
7
9
4
2

7
9
4
2
WIN!



(CC1: Allegra)
Showcase Showdown #1

Linda & Jerry
100
1.00
$1,000 Bonus
Janet & Jonathan
60
35
.95

$9,141
Linda & Debra
45
5
.50

$13,676
Bonus Spin
50



4. Breville 11pc coffee appliance selection w/4 stoneware cups & saucers (DG)
Ruth &
Carla
Alexis &
Danielle
Amelia &
Menyon
Susan &
Anthony
1028
1029
560
750


$745


More or Less:
  1. Samsung 60" 3D LED HDTV w/4 pairs of glasses (RR)
  2. LG washer & dryer (DG)
  3. Apple iPad Air & iPad Mini (32GB ea) w/smart covers (DG)
  4. 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer ES (2.0L, ACVT, Fuse hands-free link system; RR)

3D HDTV
Washer/dryer
Tablets
$4000
LESS
$1200
MORE
$1500
LESS
LESS
WIN
MORE
WIN
LESS
WIN
$3400
$2300
$1176

Reversing the order of the smaller prizes actually made this game slightly easier! Who'd have thunk it, as they say?

But now it's all about that car...

Car
$20,000
MORE
LESS
LOSS
$19,295

That price was screaming "LESS" to me, just because cars valued at over $20K are becoming comparatively rare in games like this. It also seemed to make sense. But hey, picking up $6,876 in goodies ain't bad for about three minutes' work, right?

5. Tom Ford his & hers designer sunglasses (May Gray and her baby boy)
Ruth &
Carla
Alexis &
Danielle
Alice &
Taylor
Susan &
Anthony
551
561
750
560


$810


Check-Out:
The (Bosch) Triangle of Terror, with groceries (52 wks) & maid service (12 visits) for 1 year ($9,189; RR)

  • Lancaster vanilla & raspberry soft crèmes
  • Jiffy yellow cake mix
  • Walgreens Ology tree-free baby wipes
  • Mothers' iced oatmeal cookies (12oz)
  • Aspercreme pain relieving creme

This time, I feel a bit like playing along at home. Here's what I'd price them at:
Candy = $2.49
Cake mix = $1.19
Wipes = $3.99
Cookies = $2.99
Pain relief = $5.99
Total = $16.65

Let's see how well I did, and more importantly, how well Alice & Taylor did...

Product
Bid
ARP
Difference
Candy
4.50
$3.89
61¢
Cake mix
1.00
99¢
Wipes
3.00
$3.99
99¢
Cookies
3.00
$4.29
$1.29
Pain relief
7.00
$5.49
$1.51
TOTAL
18.50
18.65
.15
WIN!

My own result:
Candy = ▼$1.40
Cake mix = ▲20¢
Wipes = EXACTA
Cookies = ▼$1.30
Pain relief = ▲50¢
Total: ▼$2.00

They did way better than me, though I still won too (by the skin of my teeth)!

And Alice & Taylor take their total so far to $9,999... oh, c'mon, guys, give 'em the extra dollar, huh? ;^)

Good news for Ruth, Carla, Alexis, and Danielle: On Mothers' Day I don't "punish" F4 leftovers. So there's no banishment in store for any of them. I would still like to see one of them get on stage, however, and Alexis & Danielle do have the advantage this time...

6. Trip to San Diego, CA (limo, 3n, Rancho Bernardo Inn, 1 50min massage each, $200 dinner credit) (DG)
Ruth &
Carla
Alexis &
Danielle
Brenda &
Jessica
Susan &
Anthony
2200
2201
1100
1225



$2000

Susan & Anthony (and you have no idea how many times I've reflexively typed "B." instead of an ampersand in that) get to wrap up the week with Switch?:
  1. Apple 27" iMac computer (quad-core, 32GB RAM, 3TB HD, speakers; DG)
  2. Leather accessories from a designer who didn't want to pay for a plug (RR)

Computer
Accessories
$3149
$2028
Susan & Anthony leave the prices...
$3149
$2028
$3149
$2028
WIN!

I was initially going to switch, until I heard the magic words "32 gigs of RAM" and "three-terabyte hard drive" in George's spiel. That's the moment the $3,149 price crystallized in my mind.

(CC2: Hungry Jack / Barbasol)
Showcase Showdown #2
Susan & Anthony
15
85
1.00
$1,000 Bonus
P
Amelia & Menyon
30
50
.90

$7,621
Alice & Taylor
55
40
.95

$9,999
Bonus Spin
45



Showcases: Susan & Anthony top winners, Linda & Jerry runners-up.

1. For Two Fantastico Mothers
  • Trip to Florence, Italy (6n, Room Mate Luca hotel; DG)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Day trip to Tuscany
    • Gourmet dinner
  • 2014 Fiat 500L Pop (1.4L, 6MT, remote keyless entry; RR)
Susan & Anthony bid $25,999.
(My bid: $25,273)

2. It's High Time Mom Took a Vacation!
  • Trip to Port McNeil, BC (6n, Motheship Adventures; RR)
    • Gourmet daily meals
    • Sea kayaking
  • Rolex ladies' watch
    • Yes... a Rolex. I did a double-take too. Now that's an attention-grabbing prize, especially for daytime.
  • 2014 Volkswagen Jetta S sports wagon (2.5L, 6AT, side impact beams, heated front seats, map kit; DG)
Linda & Jerry bid $34,500.
(My bid: $37,942)


Moment of Truth
1. Linda & Jerry
Canada/Car
2. Susan & Anthony
Italy/Car
Bid
$34,500
$25,999
ARP
$37,379
$27,795
Result
$2,879
$1,796

$1,581
Susan & Anthony win!
$35,972 (Chyron)
My result
$563
$2,522

And with that, we wish a Happy Mothers' Day to all moms out there... even mine, even though I know she'll never read this. ^^;
She's kinda web-illiterate...

Anyway, back Monday with hopefully better luck on the personal-health front!

LEADER BOARD: Episode #6735K
Susan & Anthony
$35,972
Linda & Debra

$13,676
Alice & Taylor

$9,999
Janet & Jonathan

$9,141
Amelia & Menyon
P

$7,621
Linda & Jerry

$1,581
Offered
$149,368
Won
$77,990
Pct.
50.2%
Bonus
$3,000
Avg.
$12,998
Median
$9,570


4 comments:

  1. Meanwhile, I rarely note last names in this space, but I cannot let this pass without some mention: Janet and Jonathan's shared surname is "Olsen." I'll just let that sink in for a few moments.

    ...Yep. ;^)


    UGH, Mary-Kate and Ashley! I hated those two girls growing up! -_-;

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    1. Nope. Way off.

      Hint: A common diminutive nickname for "Johnathan" is "Johnny"...

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    2. Problem is, I think the guy you're speaking of is named Johnny OlsOn! =P

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    3. I've seen both spellings used in recognized sources. And to be fair, I don't know how Johnathan spelled his last name either.

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