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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TPiRecap: 11 March 2015


Episode #
7043K
Airdate
11 March 2015
VTR
17 December 2014
First Four
Natiyah, Quinn, Michael, Ashley
Lineup
L-R
Models
Manuela Abreález, Rachel Reynolds

The last show taped in 2014...

1. Samsung Galaxy 4G LTE tablet w/portable projector/WiFi hotspot & 1yr Sprint wireless service (RR)
Natiyah
Quinn
Michael
Ashley
550
890
650
651

$1578



Money Game:
2015 Jeep Patriot Sport FWD (2.4L, 5MT, power value grp, paint/fabric prot; MA)

$
$
97
43
22
$
$
60
79
51
$
$
23
21
85
$
$

F
5
B

Hmm... How does $21,597 sound?

21: IT SOUNDS PLAUSIBLE
$
$
97
43
22
$
$
60
79
51
$
$
23
F
85
$
$

21
5
B

Okay... now, just don't fall for the Easter Egg Trap and we're golden...

85: $
$
85
97
43
22
$
$
60
79
51
$
$
23
F
$
$
$

21
5
B

43: I TOLD YOU NOT TO DO THAT!
$
85
97
$
22
$
43
60
79
51
$
$
23
F
$
$
$

21
5
B

...Seriously. I really want to know. What, exactly, is so attractive about -43 that people keep picking it as a realistic option for the last digits of the car?

97: $
$
85
$
$
22
$
43
60
79
51
$
97
23
F
$
$
$

21
5
B

Well, I'm officially stumped. I have no idea where the back of that Jeep is, except it's obviously not behind 22 or 23. See how much more difficult you make it for yourself if you start tilting at the season-number windmill?

51: BACK
$
85
$
$
22
$
43
60
79
B
$
97
23
F
$
$
$

21
5
51
LUCK IS ON OUR SIDE! (+$225)

Actually not a number I would've expected, but I'm certainly not gonna complain! But seriously, folks, 43 is a honey trap. Don't fall for it.

2. Blendtec 6-speed blender w/mini jar (MA, RR)
Natiyah
Debra
Michael
Ashley
450
475
575
1
SUICIDE
$560

SUICIDE

Do the Math:
  1. Napoleon Prestige gas barbecue w/10pc barbecue utensil set (RR)
  2. Pair of Gucci designer totes & 2 pairs of shoes (MA)
Wasn't that the same barbecue we saw the last time we played this game? If so, that puts it in the $3,000 neighborhood. Now, unless you want to believe two bags and two pairs of shoes are at least $4,242, even Gucci ones, the only smart thing to do here is to subtract.

Debra agrees...
 My logic would've been faultless but for one thing—the fact that barbecues are always going to be RNGs just like accessories. --; This could by its very nature be nothing more than a roll of the dice, and it came up snake eyes.

3. Mota Flame ethanol fireplace w/24pk fuel (RR)
Natiyah
James
Michael
Ashley
753
600
750
751
$870




Pick-a-Pair:
Dinners (7 deliveries/wk for 52 wks) & maid service (24 visits) for 1 year ($6,947; MA)

  • Arm & Hammer baking soda (2 lb.)
  • Mott's apple juice boxes (8 ct)
  • Girard's Cæsar salad dressing (12 fl oz)
  • Lime-a-Way cleaner (22 oz)
  • Hamburger Helper Stroganoff dinner
  • Wyler's chicken bouillon cubes (3.25 oz)

Try #1:
Baking soda

Pasta

$2.49
Apple juice
Dresing
Cleaner
$2.49
Bouillon
WIN!

Well done!

(CC1: Kaopectate)
Showcase Showdown #1

Debra
35
60
.95
WIN
Natiyah
10
100
1.10

$7,817
Quinn
5
20
.25

$23,354


4. Dog-Eared Jewelry selection (JE)
Tayler
James
Michael
Ashley
526
1200
1050
1
$654




Danger Price:
  • Danby 126-can beverage center (MA)
  • Sony 55" 3D LED 4K HDTV w/2 pairs of glasses (MA)
  • Sole E35 elliptical trainer (RR)
  • Microsoft XBox One game console w/games & accessories (RR)

With a DP of $2,000, the only thing it could really be is the TV... even though that seems cheap for a 4KTV at this point, but Sony does tend to follow its own rules when it comes to prices...

Danger Price: $2000
3D 4K HDTV
$3000
Game package
$630
Beverage cooler
$1299
WIN!

Have I mentioned lately that I like being wrong sometimes? ^^;

5. GreenWorks 5pc cordless lawn & garden tool collection (RR)
Gloria
James
Michael
Ashley
420
850
925
926



$1345

Thirty Seconds Over Frustration:
2015 Hyundai Elantra SE (1.8L, AT, FWD, carpeted mats, first aid kit; MA)

(Rachel's tied to the tree of woe)
  • Set of 3 Kitchen Aid nested mixing bowls
  • SPT ultrasonic humidifier
  • Thermos 16 oz travel mug
  • Ceramic flat iron

2
0
1

5

Car




6

Mixing bowls
0

30

9

Humidifier

8

Travel mug


6

Hair straightener
1
2
3
4
7
Numbers

Drew can say "All we care about is the car" all he wants, but players are still gonna get flummoxed by the small stuff. Because that's just what players do in this game. After 35+ years of this game being in the mix, I don't feel I'm speaking out of turn in making that observation...

Try #1:
2
0
1
7
5

Car



2
6

Mixing bowls
0

12
4
9

Humidifier
1
8

Travel mug

3
6

Hair straightener

I actually thought 7 was the way to go for the car this time, too. I guess it's Dice Game ahoy...

Try #2:
2
0
1
2
5

Car



1
6

Mixing bowls
0

0
4
9

Humidifier
3
8

Travel mug

7
6

Hair straightener

2
0
1
2
5

$20,115



1
6

$36
0


4
9

$79
3
8

$28

7
6

$47
TOTAL WIPEOUT

Not that I would've done any better. After my 7 idea fell through, I was enamored of the 3. >_<

Michael might well need the advantage to escape on his last chance...

6. Ricardo Beverly Hills 6pc luggage set... gee, I wonder what the stage prize will be? (MA)
Gloria
James
Michael
Desha(?)
800
849
1251
1250


$2120


...and he does! Unfortunately, the loss of Desha's name tag means I won't be able to confirm the spelling of her name now...

Range Game:
Trip to Victoria, BC (6n, Chateau Victoria, 1 dinner; RR)

$4,800 to $5,400. 1988 called, they want their scale back...

...by the skin of his teeth! There were just three dollars between the ARP and the bottom of the Range Finder. It doesn't get a whole lot closer than that...

(CC2: Go chase an ambulance / Hungry Jack)
Showcase Showdown #2

Ashley
70
.70

$1,345
Michael
40
40
.80

$7,165
Tayler
85
.85
WIN


Showcases: Tayler top winner, Debra runner-up. (Oh, and apparently Desha still got a replacement nametag despite being a leftover, so I can at least confirm that's how her name is spelled...)

1. Spring is About to be Sprung On Us
  • LG ultra-capacity washer & dryer (RR)
  • Trip to San Francisco, CA (6n, Marriott San Francisco Marquis; RR)
    • Chinatown walking tour
  • 2015 Nissan Versa S+ sedan (1.6L, CVT, carpeted mats; MA)
Tayler bids $24,500.
(My bid: $25,531)

2. Happy Birthday, George Gray! (Seriously!) So Here's a Showcase Full of Things Near and Dear to Our Intrepid Announcer's Heart...
  • 3pc bar set (MA, RR)
    • No comment
  • Trip to George's Litchfield Park, AZ (6n, The Wigwam; MA, RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • 1 dinner
    • 2 rounds of golf
  • 2015 Chevrolet Camaro LS coupe (3.6L, 6AT, cargo net, compact spare wheel & tire; RR)
  • Delicious cake in the face not included... unless you're the birthday boy...
Debra bids $32,000.
(My bid: $34,316)


Moment of Truth
2. Debra
Showcase
1. Tayler
San Francisco/Car
Bid
$32,000
$24,500
ARP
$32,559
$22,357
Result
$559
$1,143

Debra wins!
$33,119
$7,583
My result
$1,757
$3,174


LEADER BOARD: Episode #7043K
Debra

$33,119
Quinn

$23,354
Natiyah

$7,817
Tayler
$7,583
Michael

$7,165
Ashley


$1,345
Offered
$129,651
Won
$80,383
Pct.
62%
Bonus
Avg.
$13,397
Median
$7,700


5 comments:

  1. Wait, when did they change the DSW to $500?

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  2. They didn't—but I had a brain freeze where I thought the range was $500. >_<

    Fixed now. I'm so embarrassed...

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    Replies
    1. To be honest, I think they should make the Double Showcase range $500 either next season (44), or the season after (45).

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    2. I could certainly get behind increasing the range to $500. I feel the time has come for it to at least be on the table as an idea.

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  3. It's not thirty seconds over frustrating to me.

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