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Monday, January 12, 2015

TPiRecap: 12 January 2015


Episode #
6961K
Airdate
12 January 2015
VTR
27 October 2014
First Four
Charles, Michelle, Earl, Frances
Lineup
L-R
Models
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith, Rachel Reynolds



1. Jewelry Box: Julie Vos 24K gold-plated costume jewelry (RR)
Charles
Michelle
Earl
Frances
1000
800
900
1
$1228




Cliff Hangers:
GE 5-burner gas range, Ameriware Professional 11pc cookware set, & $1,200 Krispy Kreme gift certificate ($5,420; GOS)

(RR found these at Johannes's campsite)
  • Culligan water filtration pitcher
  • Stainless steel automatic pepper mill
  • Handheld fabric steamer of indeterminate corporate descent

Pitcher
$30
15 steps to 15
$15
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Yikes.

Pepper mill
$20
10 steps to 20
$30





10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Only an exacta will save him, and I'm not confident based on his previous bids...

Fabric steamer
$45
Does it matter?
$42












CRASH
LOSS
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Threshold: 7

What a way to start a week. >_<

2. HP Pavilion 17.3" laptop computer (4GB RAM, 750GB HD, HP Envy photo printer) (RR)
Alexandra
Michelle
Earl
Frances
1200
1300
1150
1



$887

Money Game:
2015 Hyundai Elantra SE (1.8L, AT, FWD, Auto Armor, cargo net; GOS)

$
$
94
43
18
$
$
67
20
76
$
$
19
52
05
$
$

F
7
B

05? Uh-0.

18: $
$
18
94
43
$
$
$
67
20
76
$
$
19
52
05
$
$

F
7
B

19: $
$
18
94
43
$
$
19
67
20
76
$
$
$
52
05
$
$

F
7
B

Then, obviously, it must be a $20,705 car. Yes, I'm jumping there immediately.

20: QUO ERAT DEMONSTRANDUM
$
18
94
43
$
$
19
67
F
76
$
$
$
52
05
$
$

20
7
B

Now the question becomes, will she or the audience recognize the bandito before it's too late?

76: $
$
18
94
43
$
$
19
67
F
$
$
76
$
52
05
$
$

20
7
B

43: $
$
18
94
$
$
$
19
67
F
$
$
76
$
52
05
$
43

20
7
B
Win $156
($20,705; ¡VĂ­va El Cheapo!)

I have to ask. Is the Easter egg really that attractive a number that so many people lately are picking it? Or are we just going out of our way to select contestants that are least likely to know the little quirks of the show, such as the season-number gag or the existence of El Cheapo as a "thing?" Is there any sort of rational explanation for this recent phenomenon that doesn't eventually come back to some cockamanie "tank-the-show" delusion of paranoia?

3. Nikon 1 J1 bridge & Coolpix underwater cameras (JE)
Alexandra
Michelle
Earl
Brett
700
1000
900
550
$799




1 Right Price: $6205
  1. Trip to Rio Mar, PR (6n, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, 1 dinner; RR)
  2. Trip to Denver, CO (6n, Grand Hyatt Denver, daily breakfast, 1 dinner; GOS)

$6,205 seems a mite too much for LA-to-Denver... so, employing reverse psychology, I should go with Denver.

However, I feel this is a case of reverse reverse psychology, so it's Puerto Rico for me. Let's see what happens with Alexandra...

Puerto Rico
Colorado
$6205

$6205
$4250
WIN!

I'm... quite scared now... ^^;;;

(CC1: Coricidin HBP)
Showcase Showdown #1

Frances
25
50
.75

$1,043

Charles
40
60
1.00

$1,000 Bonus
Alexandra
100
1.00

$1,000 Bonus
Bonus Spin-Off

Charles
20

$2,273
Alexandra
45
WIN


4. Pair of Pure Fix bicycles (GOS, RR)
Nicole
Michelle
Earl
Brett
1100
800
450
1101


$650


Time is Money:
  • Icee Freeze cups (4 ct)
  • Ziploc Twist n Loc containers (3 ct)
  • Listerine Whitening dental rinse
  • Reese baby corn on the cob spears (15 oz)
  • Johnson's Kids scented soap

I don't trust my ability to play this game right now, so I'll lay out and let Earl play his own game. ...Which, of course, I must do anyway seeing as how this episode was taped months ago. ^^;;

(RR assists)
$2.99
$3-$5.99
$6↑
$20,000
Corn
Soap
Frozen treats
Containers
Dental rinse
NO

Let the countdown commence...

$2.99
$3-$5.99
$6↑
$20,000
Corn
Soap
Frozen treats
Containers
Dental rinse
?!!?
$18,387
Corn
Containers
Frozen treats
Soap
Dental rinse
?!!?!!?
$15,274
Corn
Frozen treats
Soap
Dental rinse
Containers
$12,135
Corn
Dental rinse
Frozen treats
Soap

Containers
$9,301
Corn
Soap
Dental rinse
Frozen treats
Containers
$6,101
Corn
Soap
Dental rinse
Frozen treats
Containers
?!!?
$3,763
Corn
Soap
Containers
Dental rinse
Frozen treats
?!!?!!?
$1,025
Corn
Soap
Containers
Frozen treats
Dental rinse

?!!?!!?!!?
$0
Soap $1.29
Frozen treats $2.49
Corn $3.49
Containers $4.29
Dental rinse $9.99
LOSS

Did Earl not realize that there had to be at least one product in each bin? That's the only explanation I can come up with. This was painful to watch. >_<

5. Sonos Bluetooth speaker system w/2 Apple iPod Touches (32GB ea) (RR)
Nicole
Michelle
Robert
Brett
901
902
700
900

$1743



Pick-a-Number:
Crystal 3-person infrared sauna & LifeSpan TR3000i treadmill (GOS)

Golden Road, Jr. with Rachel:


2
5
6
$
5
?
9
5


I would stay away from the 5 in this case...


6

$
5
6
9
5
WIN!

Is it just me, or are wins in this game becoming much rarer than ever?

6. Dermstore hair styling tools (GOS)
Nicole
Cheryl
Robert
Brett
1
499
550
500
SUICIDE

$798


More or Less:
  1. Gucci designer accessories (RR)
  2. Foosball table (GOS)
  3. Honda TRX-90X ATV (GOS)
  4. 2015 Nissan Versa S+ sedan (1.6L, CVT; RR)

Accessories
Foosball table
All terrain vehicle
$1000
MORE
$1200
LESS
$3500
MORE
MORE
WIN
LESS
WIN
LESS
OOPS
$2132
$700
$3089
(Car: $14,815 [1])

If it's any consolation, I'm certain the car's posted price would've been something like $15,500, which would all but demand the player to go More... in other words, an obvious land mine. Oh well.

[1] Source: NissanUSA.com

(CC2: Blue-Emu / Alaska)
Showcase Showdown #2

Earl
80
.80

$650
P
Robert
85
.85
WIN
Michelle
35
30
.65

$7,438


Showcases: Alexandra (true) top winner, Robert runner-up.

1. Spooky Good Showcase
  • Samsung 55" LED HDTV (RR)
    • Bringing the Funny: George talks about "exceptionally vibrant images" and "clear picture quality"... when what we're seeing on the TV is a clip from a silent-era horror film in a questionable state of restoration. Heh.
  • Samsung Blu-Ray player (RR)
  • 30 horror-themed DVDs (RR)
    • Titles include: The Shining, The Ring, Poltergeist, Jaws, Halloween, Alien Quadrilogy, It, The Omen, the Friday the 13th series, Saw, and more
  • Trip to Disneyland (limo, 5n, The Anabella; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • 2 3-day park passes (incl. the haunted house)
  • 2015 Toyota Yaris 5-door L hatchback (1.5L, 4AT, carpeted floor/cargo mats; GOS)
Alexandra passes; Robert bids $21,000.
(My bid: $25,263)

2. NBC Daytime Memorial "Go Car-Azy" Showcase
  • 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE hatchback (1.2L, CVT, FWD; GOS)
  • 2015 Ford Fiesta SE sedan (1.6L, 6AT, FWD, paint/fabric prot; RR)
Alexandra bids $28,000.
(My bid: $32,689)


Moment of Truth
2. Robert
Disneyland/Car
1. Alexandra
Cars
Bid
$21,000
$28,000
ARP
$22,448
$31,700
Result
$1,448
$3,700

Robert wins!
$26,078
$12,254
My result
$2,815
$989


LEADER BOARD: Episode #6961K
Robert
P
$26,078
Alexandra
$12,254
Michelle

$7,438
Charles


$2,273
Frances


$1,043
Earl


$650
Offered
$143,588
Won
$49,736
Pct.
33.25%
Bonus
$2,000
Avg.
$8,289
Median
$4,856


5 comments:

  1. Okay, it's official The October 21st, 2014 edition of "Time is Money" is no longer the worst playing of the revival. If you leave one of the sections blank FIVE TIMES, YOU DESERVE TO LOSE!!!

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    1. A bit harsher than I would put it, but I cannot disagree with your basic premise.

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  2. Yeah, CH, MG, and TiM were just disastrous.
    Meanwhile I'm wondering, when was the last showcase that offered multiple cars? All that's coming to my mind was that "Echo" showcase from the Davidson '94 era, but I'm pretty sure that's nowhere close...

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    1. There was a Valentine's Day show that offered two Chevy Sparks in 2013 I believe. I remember this because of how absurdly low the combined total was.

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