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Friday, January 2, 2015

TPiRecap: 2 January 2015

Welcome to 2015, folks! Here's to hoping you all have a great one. And so to business...

Brief housekeeping note: There may be a slight change in the look and feel of this recap coming in the next few weeks.  I'm going to try experimenting with a different method of formatting, and we'll see how it goes.  For today, however, it's business as usual, but just an FYI for the future.

Episode #
6945K
Airdate
2 January 2015
VTR
23 September 2014
First Four
Dawn, Michael, Kenneth, Shaster
Lineup
L-R
Models
Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith, Rachel Reynolds



1. Canon HD camcorder (GOS)
Dawn
Michael
Kenneth
Shaster
850
899
900
851


$1099


Kicking off the new year with Lucky $even:
2015 Dodge Journey SE (2.4L, 4AT, FWD, paint/fabric prot; RR)

2
███████ $7

2
2
1
██████ $6
5
2
1
4
█████ $5
7
2
1
4
9
█████▒▒ $3
4
2
1
4
9
6
██▒▒▒▒ $1
WIN!

Just the thing to start off a shiny new year—a win in a game with a reputation for evilness in the past several seasons! Well done, Kenneth!

2. Apple iPad Air & iPad Mini (16GB ea) w/smart covers (JE)
Dawn
Michael
Julia
Shaster
975
1126
1125
2000
$976




Doesn't get much closer than that!

Switch?:
  1. Inspire multistation home gym (RR)
  2. Crystal 3-person infrared sauna (GOS)

Home gym
Sauna
$2495
$3695

Gut instinct says to leave 'em be.

Dawn leaves the prices...
$2495
$3695
$2495
$3695
WIN!

Let's hear it for guts! 8^)

3. Julie Vos gemstone jewelry collection (RR)
(The rings are up for grabs...)
Shirley
Michael
Julia
Shaster
900
1200
1201
1500
$1190




Whenever the camera looks to be about ½ Off center when Drew leads the contestant to Door #2, you know what game to expect:

(Rachel's right, Gwendolyn's left)
$18
$18
$45
$90
Revlon ionic hair dryer
1700W steam iron
Eliminated: NONE

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

$50
$50
$14
$28
Kitchco electric sandwich grill
Thermos 16oz travel mug
Eliminated: 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16

1
0
3
0
5
0
7
0
9
0
11
0
13
0
15
0


$42
$21
$94
$94
Lasko tabletop heater
Hamilton Beach 6qt slow cooker
Eliminated: NONE

$188 for a slow cooker? Not even on this show, I fear.

1
0
3
0
5
0
7
0
9
0
11
0
13
0
15
0

Shirley chooses box #11...

11
EMPTY
LOSS
It was box #3 today.

No way to describe this other than "disappointing."

(CC1: Gentler music and softer words can't hide your ambulance-chasing nature, guys)
Showcase Showdown #1

Shirley
70
.70

$1,268
Dawn
50
*90
1.40

$7,166
Kenneth
35
50
.85
WIN


4. Ameriware Professional 11pc cookware set (RR)
Kenneth G.
Michael
Julia
Shaster
800
975
600
601

$1220



Danger Price:
  1. Three pairs of Christian Dior shoes (GOS)
  2. Golden West Billiards pool table w/accessories (GOS)
  3. CarolinaChair.com chair w/ottoman (RR)
  4. Pair of Pure Fix fixed-gear bicycles (RR)

It comes down to the chair and the bikes being the posted Danger Price, and with the bikes being paired, that rules them out for reasons that are hopefully obvious by now...

Danger Price: $1515
Pool table
$3295
Chair >_<
$1515
BLEW IT
(Designer shoes: $2,345; Bicycles: $798)

Well, what's obvious to me isn't always obvious to anyone else...

5. Pair of Catch Surf 5' surfboards (GOS)
Kenneth G.
Stefania
Julia
Shaster
459
525
526
420


$550


Pick-a-Number:
Trip to Liberia, Costa Rica (7d, Witch's Rock Surf Camp, daily breakfast, surf lessons, rental car; RR)

Golden Road Jr. with Gwendolyn...


0
4
6
$
5
?
1
3


Pretty sure it's not the zero... I'd pick the 6.


0

$
5
6
1
3
LOSS

If this recap is up later than usual, chalk it up to my needing to make an emergency run to my dentist after gritting my teeth so hard they actually cracked...

Shaster will be the first banishee of 2015 unless her bidding improves quickly...

6. The Alpine Mobile Multimedia System of Sledgehammer Subtlety (RR)
Kenneth G.
Stefania
Kelsey
Shaster
601
1027
600
1026

$2568



Shaster is diverted to the frigid wastes of Leftower Island, while Stefania gets in a little golf—"little" as in "miniature," of course—with Hole in One (or Two):
2015 Toyota Corolla L (1.8L, 4AT, FWD; $18,325; GOS)

  • Tai Pei chicken egg rolls (8)
  • Elmer's School Glue (4 fl oz)
  • Star balsamic vinegar (8.5 fl oz)
  • Snack Pack pudding cups (4)
  • Dr. Scholl's Tri-Comfort orthotic insoles
  • Ice Breakers Ice Cubes gum (40 pc)

Gum
Glue
Pudding cups
Egg rolls
Balsamic vinegar
Shoe inserts
$3.49
$2.59


Even the glue was more expensive than I figured (by about a dollar)... but I still had the glue on the first line, followed by the gum.

Fortunately, this is one game where your pricing ability plays second fiddle to your putting ability, as Drew will now attempt to demonstrate...

Drew's Inspiration Putt:
...Perfect, even with him still holding the mic! He is getting better at this.

Stefania's First Putt:
Pulled a smidge too much to the left.

Stefania's Second Putt:
And this one was pulled too much to the right.
ARGH

Maybe if they'd let her hold the mic while putting the way Drew did... >_<

(CC2: Coricidin HBP / Curél)
Showcase Showdown #2

Julia
75
.75

$550

Michael
90
.90
WIN

Stefania
*60
65
1.25

$2,568


Showcases: Kenneth (true) top winner, Michael runner-up.

1. It's a Brand New Year, So Let's Have a Fresh Start
  • LG large-capacity washer & dryer (Plessers.com; GOS)
  • Polaris 600 Pro RMK155 snowmobile (GG)
  • 2015 Nissan Versa S+ sedan (1.6L, CVT; GOS)
Kenneth passes "because his mother-in-law needs a car"; Michael bids $23,920.
(My bid: $26,238)

What a guy!

2. Pajamas Recommended For Full Enjoyment
  • Michael Amini & Jane Seymour Hollywood Swank bedroom group (Comfortaire Q w/Michael Amini 9pc bedding set; RR)
  • Samsung 50" LED Smart HDTV (RR)
  • Acer 13.3" touchsceen laptop computer (dual-core, 8GB RAM; RR)
  • Cruise of the Orient (9n; RR)
    • Depart from Singapore
    • Ports of call: Panang, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, "more"
Kenneth bids $21,760.
(My bid: $22,527)


Moment of Truth
1. Michael
Snowmobile/Car
2. Kenneth
Room/Cruise
Bid
$23,920
$21,760
ARP
$29,695
$30,915
Result
$5,775
$9,155

Michael wins!
$30,915
$22,595
My result
$3,457
$8,388


LEADER BOARD: Episode #6945K
Michael

$30,915
Kenneth
$22,595
Dawn

$7,166
Stefania


$2,568
Shirley


$1,268
Julia


$550
Offered
$138,118
Won
$65,062
Pct.
47.11%
Bonus
Avg.
$10,844
Median
$4,867


Once again, a discrepancy was found in a price and was rectified post-taping, and once again, nothing significant appears to have been affected. And once again, I long for at least one additional level of transparency when it comes to these things; at least tell us which game was affected!

Ah well... see you Monday, amigos! 

1 comment:

  1. once again, PG unbeaten fall.... for hole in one.... and winning is over(last loss from october 2013)
    and this episode is average.

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