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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TPiRecap: 23 September 2014 (Season 43 Premiere Week #2)

Let's see if we can't improve the winning percentage a little bit over yesterday...

Episode #
6812K
Airdate
23 September 2014
VTR
28 July 2014
First Four
Valorie, Cameron, Justin, Sharonda
Lineup
Random
Models
Manuela Abreález, Rachel Reynolds
Note
Season 43 Premiere Week #2

So it appears we're making a full week out of it. Okay then.


1. Trip to San Diego, CA (limo, 4n, The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, daily breakfast) (RR)
Valorie
Cameron
Sharonda
Justin
700
900
1225
1226



$2175

They never learn...

What would a season premiere week be without Plinko?:

(MA turns the first mini-turntables of Season 43)
Memory foam travel neck pillow
Yes! Finishing Touch hair remover
Heaven Fresh digital food steamer
Grill Alert meat thermometer
5
8
2
0
8
1
4
0
WIN!
$28
$
WIN!
$40
$
$
WIN!
$89
7
0

Quick reminder: For our purposes, Plinko is declared "won" if at least one chip falls into the $10,000 slot, and a partial win (a term I personally loathe, but there's none better) if the total is at least $2,000.

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
$100
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
$100
TOTAL

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
$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
$100
UGLY

That hurts. That's as stingy as Plinko's been in ages, and of course it has to pull this stunt during a special week. Hopefully we can put this behind us and rebound, but this is exactly the sort of thing that can set an ugly tone for the remainder of an episode.

However, moving on is all we can do, so do it we shall...

2. Google Nexus 4G LTE smartphone w/1yr calling plan (4GB data & unlimited talk/text/mo) (JE)
Valorie
Cameron
Sharonda
Gail
900
700
701
875
$1638




Valorie will try to turn our luck completely around with Push Over:
Summerset outdoor kitchen island w/raised bar (MA)

4
0
7
3
5
9
9
4
6


BBQ Island

If ever there was a time for it to be the first price in line, this would be that time, I'd think -- $9,946 is right in line with what outdoor kitchen islands usually go for around this time of year. But if we were to take that out of the equation, then the only realistic option would be $7,359. That's what I'm going with for myself.


4
0
7
3
5
9
9

5
9
9
4
YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING

Not just for Valorie's guess, but for the actual price on that.

Man, so far this season has been one disappointment after another, Time is Money nonwithstanding. Time for a turnaround, guys...

A Row Bypass starts this segment off, and CBS even puts a #BucketList caption over it!
3. Acer 19.5" all-in-one computer (4GB RAM, 1TB HD, Logitech speakers) (MA)
Joanne
Cameron
Sharonda
Gail
600
499
525
575
$617




Okay, Joanne, now you can come up on stage. And incidentally play More or Less:
  1. Foosball table (RR)
  2. LG French-door refrigerator/freezer (Plessers.com alert!; MA)
  3. Three pairs of Valentino designer shoes (MA)
  4. 2014 Ford Mustang V6 coupe (3.7L, 6MT, RWD; RR)

Foosball table
Refrigerator
Shoes
$500
MORE
$2000
MORE
$1800
LESS
MORE
WIN
MORE
WIN
LESS
WIN
$900
$2529
$1595

Sigh of relief, especially on the shoes. But now the bad news:

Car
$24,000

They never make it easy when it gets to this point, do they? Well, maybe they've good reason. In any event...

Car
$24,000
MORE
LESS
>_<
$23,335

At least she wins all three smaller prizes, which is good for yellow instead of red. But we haven't given away a single car yet this season and I'm starting to get antsy.

(CC1: Ambulance chasers—as if I wasn't annoyed enough)
Showcase Showdown #1

Valorie
65
.65

$1,638

Justin
35
25
.60

$2,432
P
Joanne (DAS×2)
35
60
.95
WIN
(DAS = Drew-Assisted Spin)


4. Dermstore.com hair care product selection (RR)
(Win a styling iron & hair dryer @ priceisright.com)
Steven
Cameron
Sharonda
Gail
575
450
500
600



$798

1 Right Price: $3100
  1. Electrolux washer & dryer (RR)
  2. LG 70" LED 3D Smart HDTV w/glasses (MA)

Let's see if our rules about TVs and washer/dryer combos survived into the new season...

Washer & dryer
3D HDTV

$3100

$2498
$3100

$3100
THEY DID!

Feels good to finally put some green on the board, too!

5. Nikon 1 V2 digital camera w/2 lenses (MA)
Steven
Cameron
Sharonda
Margeaux
1050
1200
1201
700
$1149




Check-Out:
Trip to Wellington, New Zealand (6n, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, daily breakfast, ½d Lord of The Rings countryside tour; $7,199; RR)

  • Aunt Nellie's sliced pickled beets
  • Q-Tips cotton swabs (170)
  • Maruchan ramen Souper 6-pack
  • Hershey's chocolate spread
  • Plus White 5-minute teeth whitening system

As has become a recent tradition aroud the Towers, I'll be playing along myself:
Beets: $2.19
Cotton swabs: $3.99
Ramen soup: $1.79
Spread: $4.29
Whitener: $7.99
Total: $20.25

Product
Bid
ARP
Difference
Beets
3.50
$1.89
$1.61
Cotton swabs
2.45
$3.19
74¢
Ramen soup
5.25
$1.79
$3.46
Spread
2.25
$3.79
$1.54
Whitener
6.00
$8.80
$2.80
TOTAL
19.45
19.46
.01
WIN!

My result:
Beets: ▲30¢
Cotton swabs: ▲80¢
Ramen soup: EXACTA
Spread: ▲50¢
Whitener: ▼81¢
Total: 79¢

Way to save it after a disastrous bid on the ramen!

Could this have been the turnaround we were hoping for? Unfortunately either Cameron or Sharonda, or both, will be watching it from the windows of the Leftover Island shuttle, should it indeed happen...

6. Pioneer in-dash GPS & SiriusXM radio tuner w/1yr subscription—and a heaping dollop of foreshadowing (RR)
Rhonda
Cameron
Sharonda
Margeaux
1000
700
800
1001



$1249

It's a two-fer for the Ohio River today, while Margeaux will try to keep our recent good streak alive with Money Game:
2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS (1.8L, 6AT; MA)

$
$
17
43
19
$
$
05
56
80
$
$
72
94
18
$
$
F
6
B

It's the Easter egg that refused to die! Oh, and we're also under bandito alert.

17: $
$
17
$
43
19
$
$
05
56
80
$
$
72
94
18
$
$
F
6
B

19: FRONT
$
17
$
43
F
$
$
05
56
80
$
$
72
94
18
$
$
19
6
B

$19,605 sounds right, but it could also be a clever trap. Be careful, Margeaux...

56: $
$
17
$
43
F
$
56
05
$
80
$
$
72
94
18
$
$
19
6
B

43: WA$TED
$
17
$
$
F
$
56
05
$
80
$
43
72
94
18
$
$
19
6
B

Yes, it has been the season number every once in a blue moon. But according to my almanac, tonight isn't a blue moon.

72: $
$
17
$
$
F
$
56
05
$
80
$
43
$
94
18
$
72
19
6
B
Win $188
($19,605; El Cheapo Stole the Portal-Mobile)

For once, Drew actually acknowledges it as El Cheapo. He almost never does that. But still, no cars yet won in Season 43...

(CC2: More ambulance chasers / Egg-Land's Best)
Showcase Showdown #2

Margeaux
95
.95

$1,437
Gail
90
55
1.45

$6,396
Steven
60
40
1.00
$1,000 Bonus
Bonus Spin
20



Showcases: Steven (true) top winner, Joanne runner-up.

1. Kicking It Into High Gear...
  • Avanti Fitness AT580 treadmill (RR)
  • Honda Rebel motorcycle (MA)
  • Glastron GTS200 Sport series powerboat w/trailer (RR)
Steven bids $24,200.
(My bid: $24,949)

2. ...Then Taking It Back Into Low
  • Trinity three-person hammock w/tea table (MA)
  • Alaskan cruise (8d; MA)
    • Depart from Seattle, WA
  • Trip to Honolulu, HI (6n, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; MA)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Natural sites tour
Joanne bids $22,500.
(My bid: $19,883)


Moment of Truth
2. Joanne
Alaska/Hawaii
1. Steven
Ski boat
Bid
$22,500
$24,200
ARP
$20,643
$35,253
Result
$1,857
$11,053

$5,641
Steven wins!
$44,601 (Chyron)
My result
$760
$10,304


LEADER BOARD: Episode #6812K
Steven
$44,601
Gail

$6,396
Joanne
P
$5,641
Justin


$2,432
Valorie


$1,638
Margeaux


$1,437
Offered
$180,750
Won
$62,145
Pct.
33.83%
Bonus
$1,000
Avg.
$10,358
Median
$4,037



7 comments:

  1. Devin,the game that is going to be refurbished this week will indeed be Clock Game and it will show up on Friday. Check out Buzzerblog to find out.

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  2. I am actually surprised you have kept my comment about Clock Game up. I hope you give me credit about it at Game Show Paradise and give me credit here.

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    1. As long as you stay civil and treat others with respect, I have no reason to moderate your posts.

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    2. As far as giving credit is concerned, I'm afraid I can't do that, only because I found out about it from the same source you did (Buzzerblog) before I even saw your comment in my queue.

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  3. Okay,you are really starting to piss me off. This is your last chance to give me some credit or you will be trolled.

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    1. Really? Threats now?

      Pity, I was rather hoping what I'd heard was true and you'd stopped playing this "angry young man against the world" character of yours.

      Exactly what sort of credit do you want, anyway? What would satisfy you?

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  4. At least give me an honorable mention. I honestly doubt you knew about it before I did.

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