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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

TPiRecap: 23 December 2014 (Christmas Week #2)

Christmas is only two days away and we're still all decked out for the holidays, so how about another special?

Episode #
6931K
Airdate
23 Decmeber 2014
VTR
17 November 2014
First Four
Marcel, Janice, Franco, Giselle
Lineup
L-R
Models
Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds
Note
Christmas Special #2


1. Pair of Sony 24MP ultra-zoom digital cameras (RR)
Marcel
Janice
Franco
Giselle
850
980
777
983


$1400


Gisele—fittingly, from North Pole, Alaska—on Drew: "He is so yummy up close!"

Drew, on Gisele: "We're gonna try and get you some glasses..." ^^;;

3 Strikes yesterday, Golden Road today, it must be the holiday season:
  1. Sony PlayStation 4 w/games & accessories (Door #3, AL)
  2. Suzuki Boulevard S40 motorcycle w/helmet (RR)
  3. 2015 Mecedes-Benz GL450 SUV (4.7L, AWD, prem pkg, illuminated star Parktronic, illuminated running boards, burl walnut wood trim, pre-wired for rear-seat entertainment, car care kit, and PYRO; over $73,000; AL)

Well, all we can do is hope... without hope, what are we?

Target Market Pantry sweet peas (16 oz): 82¢

Game system


7
0


8
2
¢

8
7
0

So much for the easy one...

Motorcycle

5

6
9

I find myself favoring the 7, personally... and so does Giselle...


8
7
0


5
7
6
9

...And now the bad news.

SUV

7
3

0
0

...A double zero in Golden Road? Wow.

It could be any one of the four, as per usual, but if I had the gun to my head... probably 6.

5
7
6
9


7
3

0
0

Well, there you have it. If that's $73,900... well, you know what that would mean.

...And I'm not even gonna do my gimmick today, I've no time. Just pull that tab, Drew!

5
7
6
9


7
3
9
0
0
WIN!!!


It's a Miracle on Beverly Boulevard!

Ladies and gentlemen... our long national nightmare is over. It has been seven years, ten months, and thirteen days since our last Golden Road winner in daytime; since 10 February 2007, when Bob was still hosting in fact. I'm not 100% sure, but I think this may be the longest time between winners that any Pricing Game has ever seen, with the debatable exception of Time is Money (which was out of the lineup for nearly nine years before being revamped this season, though it's debatable whether it should be considered the same game). And on this twenty-third day of December in the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Fourteen, we have finally snapped this cold spell.

Drew even comments that it's the first time someone's won Golden Road since he took over from Bob. That's not technically true, mind you; it was won on a 2008 MDS that Drew hosted, but since the primetime shows are counted as a separate entitiy from the canonical daytime series, Drew's comment still holds true.

Needless to say, we salute you, Giselle! And to everyone else, who now has the unenviable task of trying to follow that win... good luck! ^^;;

2. VocoPro Jamcube wireless karaoke/PA system (RR)
Marcel
Janice
Franco
Wendy
450
715
601
600


$686


Side by Side:
Beachcomber Leep portable hot tub & Hatteras pillow-top hammock (AL)

SIDE
83
SIDE

92

00
00
00

Any takers on $8,392?

SIDE
00
SIDE
83
92

Sorry
92
83
BAH HUMBUG

Whoops. >_<

3. Four Android ladies' designer watches (AL)
Marcel
Janice
Carol
Wendy
1150
1151
800
1100

$1200



Most Expen$ive:
  1. Golden West Billiards pool table w/accessories (AL)
  2. Elliptical trainer of undetermined origins (RR)
  3. Samsung 55" 3D LED HDTV w/2 pairs of glasses (GG)

I gotta think the pool table on this one...

1
2
3
Pool table
Elliptical trainer
3D HDTV
$3095
$1000
$2100
BAH HUMBUG

Unfortunately predictable. Still, Golden Freakin' Road was won today, which means everything else in this half was really gravy.

(CC1: Legal vultures know no season)
Showcase Showdown #1

Franco
15
100
1.15

$686

Janice
40
95
1.35

$1,200
Giselle
45
.45
Default Win


4. Nextbook 8" HD tablets w/charging stations (JE)
Marcel
Bryan
Carol
Wendy
551
450
585
600


$598


Pass the Buck:
2015 Mazda3 i-Sport (2L, 6MT; $19,540; RR)

GE 40w candelabra light bulbs (4)
Marie Callender's chocolate satin pie
4.19
6.75

$ $ $
4.19
7.75

Splenda sweetener (100 packets)
Pond's wet cleansing towelettes
3.79
6.49
$ $ $

4.79
6.49

Ah, for the easy ones...

Pick #1: #2
1
$5,000
3
4
5
6
Go on...

We have a gambler in our midst today! Hope that decision doesn't come back to bite her...

Pick #2: #4
1
$5,000
3
LOSE EVERYTHING
5
6
...Chomp. >_<

No choice but to go for that last pick...

Pick #3: #1
CAR
$5,000
3
LOSE EVERYTHING
5
6
HO HO HO!


$1,000

LOSE
$3,000

Saved by Splenda! 8^D

5. Look of Christmas Week: Rachel decks the halls in this BCBG Max Azrea red sleeveless party dress w/Yves St. Laurent pumps & clutch wallet
Marcel
Bryan
Tracey
Wendy
1501
1502
550
1500

$2283



Bargain Game:
  1. Cal Flame gas barbecue (AL)
  2. Apple 27" iMac computer (8GB RAM, 1TB HD, HP photo printer; RR)

Everything about this suggests the computer... which means it's probably the barbecue. Cal Flame is the pricey brand...

Barbecue
◄◄◄
Computer
$2899
Bargain price
$1306
$3499
ARP
$2306
$600
Difference
$1000
BAH HUMBUG

...What a time to actually play it straight. Ugh.

It's Marcel's last chance to avoid the trip on the Leftover Island Express, which is a far cry from the Polar one... can he make the most of the advantage?

6. Cressi womens' scuba equipment (RR)
Marcel
Christina
Tracey
Wendy
1601
1650
1500
1000

$1852



While Marcel is whisked away, Christina plays Secret "X":
Trip to Bora Bora (6n, Ròhòtu Fâre Private Hideaway, guided snorkeling tour; $8,645; RR)

Free X:

?

X
?


?


(AL with the last-minute gift ideas)
  • Yes! by Finishing Touch hair remover
  • Cuisinart Mini-Prep® Plus food processor

Hair remover
$40
$67
$40
WIN




?

X
?
X

?


Which is, of course, the only possible way she can win now. It doesn't matter what happens with the other X now, it's surplus to requirements for this situation. Still, regulations force us to go through the motions, and so...

Food processor
$59
$75


$75
WIN

Drew: "I don't know what you're gonna do with it, but put that X anywhere you like..."


?

X
?
X
X
?


The Big Reveal A Graphic Illustration of Why Playing the Center Line is a Bad Idea:

?

X
?
X
X
X

BAH HUMBUG

Christina was her own worst enemy here. 8^/

So, only 2-for-6 on the day... but the two that were won were the car games, one of which was a win nearly eight years in the making. I'd still call that a good day at the office, and we've still broken the six-digit barrier on total winnings for the day.

(CC2: More Xarelto-bashing, totally in the Christmas spirit / Barbasol & Pure Silk)
Showcase Showdown #2

Christina
50
70
1.20

$1,967

Bryan
30
30
.60

$2,283
Carol
65
.65
WIN


Showcases: Giselle (by far the true) top winner, Carol (true) runner-up. Our two car winners square off...

1. If You're on Santa's "Nice" List...
  • Dimplex electric fireplace that Santa might have a little trouble sliding down (RR)
  • The Kitchen Aid Triangle of Terror (Plessers.com; AL)
  • 2015 Ford Fiesta S (1.6L, 6AT, paint/fabric prot, cargo management system; RR)
Giselle passes; Carol bids $25,500.
(My bid: $25,542)

2. For Our Friends Who Celebrate Haunnakah, It's Our Own Festival of Lights
  • Frosted glass chandelier (AL)
  • 8pc dining room group (AL)
  • Yamaha V1 Sport WaveRunner w/trailer (RR)
  • Trip to Paris, France [8 (crazy) nights, La Maison Favart Hôtel Paris; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Sightseeing tour
Giselle bids $24,001.
(My bid: $28,734)


Moment of Truth
2. Carol
Kitchen/Car
1. Giselle
Waverunner/Paris
Bid
$25,500
$24,001
ARP
$23,810
$26,955
Result
$1,690
$2,954

$20,138
Giselle ROCKS!
$108,894 (Chyron)
My result
$1,732
$1,779

Welcome to the all-time Top Ten Winners' list, Giselle! You earned it!

LEADER BOARD: Episode #6931K
Giselle
$108,894
Carol
$20,138
Bryan


$2,283
Christina


$1,967
Janice


$1,200
Franco


$686
Offered
$196,906
Won
$135,168
Pct.
68.65%
Bonus
Avg.
$22,528
Median
$2,125


5 comments:

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  2. finally, we golden road losing streak ended, and first ever golden road winner since almost 20-years!!!
    i can't believe it, 3 strikes and golden road win, and triple play also losing streak end? i hope so.

    actually, last daytime golden road winner from 2/20/07.

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  3. It's finally won, i am very happy and pleased. it took the game long enough, and the right type of end prize to do so, a mercedes benz suv at $73,900. if they are in the high hundred thousands, they can not be priced effectively and won.

    but i am very pleased this is won, it took it long enough, i wanted it won as did all of you. thank you for making my christmas mike richards.

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  4. OK, call this wishful thinking, but the streak that I'd like to see end next is Stack The Deck... yeah, like I said, wishful thinking.

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  5. That was still a good show, with 2 wins! And Golden Road's streak is finally BROKEN! Let's hope it's not ANOTHER 7 years...

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