NOTE: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL FANSITE.

Neither the author nor the host of this blog is affiliated in any way with The Price is Right, FremantleMedia North America, CBS Television, or any of the products or services mentioned herein.

The views and opinions expressed are entirely those of the author, and do not reflect those of Google, CBS, FremantleMedia, Drew Carey, or indeed any other known human being.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

TPiRecap: 11 November 2014 (Big Money Week #2 and Veterans' Day Spectacular)


Episode #
6892K
Airdate
11 November 2014
VTR
5 September 2014
First Four
Daniel, Tanya, Joseph, Willie
Lineup
L-R
Models
Melissa Ordway, Rachel Reynolds
Note
Big Money Week #2 and 8th Annual Veterans' Day Spectacular

It's two, two, two gimmicks for the price of one today! Not only is it time to pay tribute to our nations' veterans, as we always do this time of the year, but we're also smack-dab in the middle of Big Money Week, giving us a rare confluence of stunts on the same program.


The new rule seems to be that Veteran's Day is for, well, veterans, while Memorial Day is for those on active duty (and thus show up in full uniform fully representing their branch of service). The audience today is comprised entirely of retired/inactive servicemen and -women. (By the by... "Joseph," or "Joe" if you prefer, and "Willie" right next to each other in the Row. Somewhere, Bill Mauldin and Charles Schulz are both smiling at this happy coincidence.)

Instead of a Marine color guard, Drew's entrance is accompanied by branch-of-service flags flown in on the same rig we normally see Pay the Rent's "$100,000" on. So I think we can rule that game out for today.

1. Wood-fired pizza oven (MO)
Daniel
Tanya
Joseph
Willie
690
900
800
901



$3047

Push Over... actually, Five-Digit Push Over, for the first time in a while:
Trip to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (6n, 1d eco-tour; RR)

1
5
1
2
7
7
3
5
9


Australia

This setup is pure Double Prices — your only non-silly options are $15,127 or $12,773. Flip a coin and take your chance...


1
5
1
2
7
7
3

1
2
7
7
3
SEMPER FI!

(Willie's an ex-Marine, y'see...)

That's the kind of start we wanna see on a day like this!

New Rowbird Roberta comes on down with a helper dog. I don't think that's a first, in fact I'm fairly sure it's not, but it's certainly worthy of mention.

2. ASUS 13.3" laptop computer (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) w/two pairs of Raven Bluetooth speakers (MO, RR)
Daniel
Tanya
Joseph
Roberta
2200
1201
1
1200

$2000



The Oops File: Drew mistakenly declares Daniel the winner at first, then has to correct himself. Everybody looks bad when that happens. 8^/

It's Tanya, however, who gets the honor of playing today's Big Money Game, which is It's In the Bag for $80,000:

  • Hershey's milk chocolate bar
  • Old El Paso Super Stuffer taco shells (10)
  • Dole cherry mixed fruit cups (4)
  • Ore Ida extra crispy seasoned fries
  • Osteo Bi-Flex supplement
  • Neutrogena Wet Skin SPF 30 sunscreen

Because of the special gimmick, I'll show you the full breakdown of how the money pays out here:
$1.00
$36.99
$11.99
$2.59
$4.49
$5,000
$10,000
$20,000
$40,000
$80,000

Significantly upgraded stakes, as you can see. You might even want to consider bailing out after the two obvious gimmies (Hershey's for a buck, supplement nearly forty). But let's see what Tanya decides to do...

Candy bar
Supplement
Sunscreen
Mixed fruit
French fries
$1.00
$36.99
$11.99
$2.59
$4.49
Candy bar
Supplement
Sunscreen
$5,000
Go on...
$10,000
Go on...
$20,000
Go on...
$40,000

$80,000


This next one is the only bag I'm not 100% certain of. However, if she's got it right, she can go all the way to 80, because if the fruit cups are $2.59 there's no chance of taco shells being as high as $4.49. Not even in LA.

However, taco shells are very believable at $2.59, so if she's got that wrong... well, it doesn't matter what's in that last bag then, does it?

Fingers crossed, and...

Candy bar
Supplement
Sunscreen
Mixed fruit
French fries
$1.00
$36.99
$11.99
$2.59
$4.49
Candy bar
Supplement
Sunscreen
Taco shells
$5,000

$10,000

$20,000

$40,000
LOSS
$80,000

($4.49: French fries)

The coin-flip worked in our favor in Push Over, but failed us in Baggy. Such is life. 8^/

3. Butterfly table tennis package w/the Lob-Ster's baby brother, a SmartPong automatic ping-pong serving machine (MO)
Daniel
Michael
Joseph
Roberta
1299
1500
1000
1200

$2950



Michael, who does resemble Our Man Drew from circa Season 37, is wearing a shirt that says "The Old Drew Meets the New Drew." And yes, Drew, the producers are "hip enough" to toss up some comparison pics to prove the point. Good Lord, I'd actually forgotten how fat he used to be. ^^;

Any Number:
  1. Pair of GoPro Hero 3+ camcorders w/memory cards (RR)
  2. 2014 Dodge Avenger SE (2.4L, 4AT, rear cargo tray, cargo net, paint/fabric sealer; MO)

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Car
2
0
0
0
0
Cameras
0
0
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
0

3: Car
0
1
2
/
4
5
6
7
8
9
Car
2
0
0
3
0
Cameras
0
0
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
0

Good start!

4: Car
0
1
2
/
/
5
6
7
8
9
Car
2
0
4
3
0
Cameras
0
0
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
0

That's the two hard ones out of the way right from the off!

7: Cameras
0
1
2
/
/
5
6
/
8
9
Car
2
0
4
3
0
Cameras
0
7
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
0

1: Piggy Bank
0
/
2
/
/
5
6
/
8
9
Car
2
0
4
3
0
Cameras
0
7
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
1

2: Car
0
/
/
/
/
5
6
/
8
9
Car
2
2
4
3
0
Cameras
0
7
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
1

And with at least two, possibly three more chances for that last digit, the odds are looking... well, not terrible, but not as good as they were when we last played this game. Still, it's a desirable situation.

(Just as long as he doesn't ask for the zero, which is so the last digit in the cameras it hurts...)

9: Car
0
/
/
/
/
5
6
/
8
/
Car
2
2
4
3
9
Cameras
0
7
0
Piggy Bank
0.
0
1
WIN!
(Cameras: $870; Piggy Bank: $6.51)

That's what we like to see!

(CC1: Johnnie Cochran would not approve of — wait, what'm I saying, of course he'd approve of preying on Xarelto victims!)
Showcase Showdown #1

Tanya
75
.75

$2,000
Willie
95
.95
WIN
Michael
75
60
1.35

$25,389


4. Pair of Lüm-Tec mens' designer watches (MO)
(Every veteran in the crowd gets one, and so could you...)
Daniel
Anthony
Joseph
Roberta
901
800
1300
900


$1530


Double Prices:
Sea-Doo Spark 2-up Ace personal watercraft w/trailer (RR)

$6084
$4822

Either one would be the cheapest stage prize so far this week, but common sense suggest $6,084 if only because you should always be biased towards single stage prizes being a minimum of $5K if there's ever any question of it.

$6084
$6084
╔════
WIN!

Case in point!

5. Pair of Sony smartphones w/1yr calling plan (4GB data & unl talk & text/mo) (JE)
Daniel
Anthony
Elizabeth
Roberta
1850
1851
1700
1300

$2800



Card Game:
2014 Ford Focus SE hatchback (2.0L, 5MT, AC; RR)

For those wondering what it says on the felt surface of the new/current prop, we actually get a decent look at it this time:

C A R D
G A M E
CARDS ARE WORTH FACE VALUE × $100
ACES ARE WILD

Range
$5,000
Starting bid
15,000
Draw #1
2♦
15,200
Draw #2
A♠
+ $1,000
16,200
STOP

Range
$16,200 to $21,200
ARP
19,450
WIN!

These last two days have been doing wonders for our season won-loss record! I only hope we can keep this pace up...

Daniel will be deployed to Leftover Island—a surprisingly barren Leftover Island after the last six shows—if he doesn't take advantage of the advantage now...

6. Pair of Kaku 11'6" inflatable paddleboards w/accessories (MO)
Daniel
Terrence
Elizabeth
Roberta
3601
2200
2400
3600

$2300



Well, at least he'll make the place look populated...

One Wrong Price:
  1. Alexander McQueen his & hers designer accessories (RR)
  2. LG 70" 3D Smart HDTV w/2 pairs of glasses (RR)
  3. Frigidaire Professional side-by-side refrigerator/freezer (MO)

$3650
$3100
$2000
Accessories
3D HDTV
Refrigerator

You could make a case for any of them, honestly. $3,100 seems a bit high for an LG-po TV, even if it is 3D and a Smart model; $2,000 seems a bit too pat for a fridge, especially when most (admittedly not all) major appliances around here end in -99; and the accessories kinda break the usual $1K-$2K-$3K window pattern in games like this. Basically, it boils down to a Big Deal situation...

$3650
$3100
$2000
Accessories
3D HDTV
Refrigerator
$4200
$3100
$2000
...AND HE PICKED THE WRONG DOOR

Well, $2K-$3K-$4K is a pattern too, I guess...

(CC2: Spot Shot / More Xarelto hate from the legal industry)
Showcase Showdown #2

Terrence
70
.70

$2,300
Joseph
15
95
1.10

$7,614
Anthony
5
85
.90
WIN

Anthony, it is revealed, was a member of FDNY and worked recovery efforts on 9/11. [salute]

Showcases: Anthony top winner, Willie runner-up.

1. Every True American Hero Deserves Some Fun...
  • Trip to Austin, TX (6n, Lakeway Resort & Spa; MO)
    • 1 round of golf
  • Victory Highball motorcycle (MO)
  • 2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS (1.8L, 6AT, OnStar, Bluetooth, paint/fabric prot; RR)
Anthony bids $32,000.
(My bid: $31,467)

2. The Opposite of Boot Camp
  • Cal Spas Velocity hot tub (RR)
  • Trip to Aruba (6n, Marriott Resort Aruba & Stellaris Casino; RR)
    • 1d DePaul (sp?) Island trip
  • 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Tradesman 4×2 regular cab (3.6L, 8AT; MO)
Willie bids $35,000.
(My bid: $35,119)

Give 'em both credit, neither one of 'em is gun-shy about going high with their bids...

Moment of Truth
2. Willie
Aruba/Truck
1. Anthony
Motorcycle/Car
Bid
$35,000
$32,000
ARP
$44,813
$39,382
Result
$9,813
$7,382

$15,820
Anthony wins!
$61,632 (Chyron)
My result
$9,694
$7,915

And a rousing Sousa march plays us out!

LEADER BOARD: Episode #6892K
Anthony
$61,632
Michael

$25,389
Willie
$15,820
Joseph

$7,614
Terrence


$2,300
Tanya


$2,000
Offered
$243,437
Won
$114,755
Pct.
47.14%
Bonus
Avg.
$19,126
Median
$11,717


And a hearty salute to all our veterans, past and present, for your service! It's because of you that schlubs like myself get to sit here and type stuff like "See you back here tomorrow for more Big Money Week shenanigans!" 8^)

4 comments:

  1. Methinks Daniel wasn't winning many fans in the audience today, seeing as he was one-upping Roberta almost every chance he got.

    Were my ears deceiving me, or were some folks in the audience actually BOOING him after he bid last in Act 6?

    ReplyDelete
  2. I guess it's your turn to laugh at me now. I bid $45,000 on the second Showcase. >_< (And $29,500 on the first!)

    And where did George get the name "Dodge Tradesman" from? Did the Ram Trucks brand magically rejoin Dodge while we weren't looking?

    ReplyDelete
  3. I was really surprised that the taco shells belonged in the 4th bag on It's In The Bag. I was even more surprised on how much the accessories were on One Wrong Price. I knew they were the one to pick but I thought they were less than the false price. With what happened on Card Game,the guy could have decided not to draw any cards at all and he still would have won. With Any Number,I had a feeling the last number might be 9. I didn't expect to be right but I was. Both Showcases were great with a trip and a car in each. I am so glad there wasn't a DOB this time. I expected Big Money Week to be good but I never expected it to be THIS good! Season 43 so far is doing as great as Season 42 was.

    ReplyDelete
  4. In 1WP my gut was on the accessories all the way. But where I thought the given price was too high, it was really too low. ($4,200, WTF?!) I was right for the wrong reason!
    And Drew summed up Card Game perfectly: He didn't need to draw one card, he won just from picking the $5k range card!

    ReplyDelete