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Thursday, February 19, 2015

TPiRecap: 19 February 2015 (#UDecide Week #4)

Ahh, back in business today after yesterday's cable-related fiasco...

Episode #
7014K
Airdate
19 February 2015
VTR
9 February 2015
First Four
Daja, Joelle, Stanley, Deborah
Lineup
L-R
Models
James O'Halloran, Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith, Rachel Reynolds
Note
#UDecide Week #4


1. Apple iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3 (16GB ea) w/smart covers (JO, RR)
Daja
Joelle
Stanley
Deborah
900
999
1200
1100
$982




Cover Up:
2015 Hyundai Sonata SE (2.4L, 6AT, FWD, carpeted mats, first aid kit, Auto Armor; GOS)





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8
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9

The symbols today are all in honor of Chinese New Year (Happy 4713/Year of the Goat!).

In the meantime, $22,813 strikes me out of this setup. Yes, I know, doubled digits and all, but I don't think a Sonata is $26K let alone $29K, so simple process of elimination on that one.

Try #1:




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Shoots my idea, but as long as she doesn't do something silly and go with 9 in the thousands column, she'll get at least two more shots at it...

Try #2:




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0

And we are officially out of "free" chances. Now Daja's gonna have to work for it. Fortunately, the odds aren't totally against her at this point.

Try #3:




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...Can you say guaranteed win, girls and boys? I knew you could!

Only the Formalities Remain:




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WIN!

And that is how you start a show, my friends! Boo-yah! (#RIPStuartScott)

Time for today's first #UDecide moment: Will George Gray be a model for the day, or will there be a surprise guest model? (Gotta love the #NoTreadmills hashtag!) Apparently, it's the former, and so...

2. Pair of Napoleon patio heaters (JO GG)
Ryan
Joelle
Stanley
Deborah
999
1100
1250
875


$1398


Side by Side:
Summerset outdoor kitchen island w/Acu-Rite barbecue thermometer/timer (GOS)

SIDE
88
SIDE

67

00
00
00

$8,867, I think.

SIDE
00
SIDE

67
88
88
67
Sorry
LOSS

And so much for that faint hope of a perfect show to counterbalance the skunking earlier in the week. But we're still good on balance, even with that on the ledger sheets... for now, I add ominously.

3. Three Breed mens' designer watches (GG)
Ryan
Joelle
Taryn
Deborah
1200
1201
1100
900

$1425



IZ IT CAN BE PLINKO TIEM NAO PLZ:

And with a plasma screen behind the scrim that can only mean it's time for another #UDecide moment: The Twitterverse was asked to choose whether the big money space should be upgraded for today only to $25,000, or if the two outer $100s should have two extra zeroes tacked on to them, making them $10K each. The votes have been tabulated, and this is the layout that won:

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So with three $10K slots in play, the odds of a bona fide Plinko win have been dramatically reduced from the ridonkulous 59,048-1 against to the relatively generous 242-1 against. Still and all, you just know that if it actually happens, somebody's gonna want to hang a few asterisks on it...

Anyway, lets get on over to Rachel for Plinko chips 'n dip:
Honeywell cool mist humidifier
Colorful Seasons ceramic flat iron
Compact vaccum sealer
Touch-free soap dispenser
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7
4
1
5
9
2
8
WIN!
$57
$
$
WIN!
$46
WIN!
$99
$
$
WIN!
$24

Full boat! Let's make 'em count, today of all days...

Chip #1:

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$500
TOTAL

Ow. Today, more than ever, those $500s are heartbreakers.

Chip #2:







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$1,000
TOTAL

As Drew puts it, "one-third of the board is $10,000!" We can do better than this!

Chip #3:


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$2,000
TOTAL

Chip #4:






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$3,000
TOTAL

Last chance...

Chip #5:




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$13,000
WIN!

And ironically, the day is saved by the regular $10K slot, not the two ringers on either end of the board!

(CC1: Gold Bond)
Showcase Showdown #1

Stanley
50
95
1.45

$1,398
Joelle
45
75
1.20

$14,651
Daja
55
.55
Default win

In both cases, Stanely and Joelle's second spins were the proverbial "one bite of breakfast" (as Bob used to put it) from clicking over to the number that would've netted a bonus (50 and 55, respectively), but no soap. Yeah, here come all the "THE WHEEL IS RIGGED!!!" paranoia posts in my queue. How fortunate I don't have to see them anymore. #IDecided to properly employ filters. ;^)

4. Burton snowboard w/accessories (GOS)
Ryan
Bertha
Taryn
Deborah
1
1000
850
930

$1210



Range Game:
Trip to Midway, UT (6n, Zermatt Resort & Spa, daily breakfast, 1d lift passes for 2; GG)
More winning! Always good.

5. Microsoft XBox One game console w/Ubisoft games & accessories (JO)
Ryan
Raymond
Taryn
Deborah
503
425
502
455
$610




Ryan's Hope is to win 1 Right Price (and yes, I was saving that): $3285
  1. Gucci designer accessories (RR)
  2. Samsung 55" 3D LED HDTV w/2 pairs of glasses (GOS)

...with George holding the tag! Hey, why not, we've a full complement of models today after all... ^^;;

Accessories
3D HDTV

$3285
$3285
$2100
LOSS

Have to keep telling myself, "What's obvious to me and my readers isn't always obvious to stage players and Peanut Galleries." It's the only way I can keep from putting head-shaped holes in my wall at times...

Deborah has the advantage on this last one-bid, and she'll need it too—guess what's waiting on the tarmac for her if she doesn't...

6. Swash at-home dry cleaning system w/4 12ct packs of cleaning cups (GG)
Myishia
Raymond
Taryn
Deborah
650
800
580
1



$527

Saved by a lowball IUFB! Now Deborah can try to make it two car wins on the same show with 10 Chances:
  1. Osterizer 600W blender (RR)
  2. ASUS laptop computer (4GB RAM, 500GB HD, Epson XP-400 printer; RR)
  3. 2015 Fiat 500 Pop hatchback (1.4L, 6AT, carpeted mats; JO)

Blender
5 0 8

1
80
$80
WIN

Off to the best possible start!

Computer
7 0 6 9

2
976
7 0 6 9
ZERO RULE VIOLATION, but at least she knew it
3
690
7 0 6 9

4
609
7 0 6 9
I'M GONNA SLAP SOMEBODY
5
679
7 0 6 9
CHECK THAT, I'M GONNA KILL SOMEBODY

For her sixth chance, she starts to write 70—and then, sensing the audience perhaps ready to riot, crossed it out and tried to write 672... which of course is impossible anyway as there's no 2 in the jumble! Drew laughs, then just flips over the card so Debroah can start afresh...

6
769
7 0 6 9
RIOT IN 5... 4... 3...
7
790
7 0 6 9
AT LEAST THIS WAS REASONABLE
8
670
$670
FINALLY

The good news is, she managed to save two chances for the car. The bad news is... well, look at chances 4-7. Miracles can happen, it's true, but jeez...

Car
0 2 9 8 1

9
818920
$18,920
MIRACLE ON BEVERLY BOULEVARD!

She got it right when it counted, so all is forgiven! 8^D But jeez, getting there was definitely not half the fun...

(CC2: Ambulance chasers / Coricidin HBP)
Showcase Showdown #2

Ryan
25
95
1.20

$610
Bertha
25
20
.45
WIN
Deborah
10
100
1.10

$20,197

Ouch. Deborah deserved better after pulling 10 Chances out of the fryer like that.

More #UDecide: Should we show off what it takes to set up the Big Wheel, or what it takes to set up Plinko? Go to priceisright.com to see what won.

Showcases: Daja (true) top winner, Bertha runner-up.

1. The Shape of Things to Come
  • Triangle: Golden West Billiards pool table w/accessories (GOS, GG)
  • Figure-eight: Honda CRF-450X offroad motorcycle (JO)
  • Square (as in St. Peter's): Trip to Rome, Italy (6n, Hotel Atlante Star; RR)
    • Guided walking tour
Daja passes; Bertha bids $18,235.
(My bid: $19,688)

2. The Bee's Knees
  • DG Casa sofa & chair w/coffee table (GOS)
  • Trip to Amsterdam, the Netherlands (6n, 6n, Hilton Amsterdam; JO)
    • Guided sightseeing tour
  • 2015 Jeep Patriot Sport (2.4L, 5MT; GG)
Daja bids $23,500.
(My bid: $32,419)

Place yer bets...

Moment of Truth
1. Bertha
Motorcycle/Rome
2. Daja
Amsterdam/SUV
Bid
$18,235
$23,500
ARP
$25,770
$31,757
Result
$7,535
$8,257

Bertha wins!
$33,413
$23,792
My result
$6,082
$662


LEADER BOARD: Episode #7014K
Bertha
$33,413
Daja
$23,792
Deborah

$20,197
Joelle

$14,651
Stanley


$1,398
Ryan


$610
Offered
$177,070
Won
$94,061
Pct.
53.12%
Bonus
Avg.
$15,677
Median
$17,424


5 comments:

  1. Is it just me, or has it actually been years since someone won a car on 10 Chances? Stunning win.

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    1. It's just you. While this is the first 10 Chances win of Season 43, it was last won on 10 April last year. 10C has only been played five times since then, including today.

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    2. ...Actually, strike that, it was last won 24 June if you count late-season make-goods. Either way, it hasn't even been one year.

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    3. OK, gotcha. It just feels like it, then, because it seems so rare. My jaw was practically on the floor when she won.

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  2. finally, ten chances and pathfinder winless streaks over, i wish next Udecide episode is golden road or triple play.

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