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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009, 10:04:03 PM »
There was a very high number of cash bonuses awarded on the wheel last season. There were 96 $1,000 winners, 8 $6,000 winners, and 6 $11,000 winners, for a total of $210,000 given away. That's definitely WAY above average for a season of TPIR; however, it was topped back in season 30 when $265,000 in cash bonuses was given away. It probably would have been even higher in season 30 if its episode count equaled last season's at 190. There were only 175 episodes in season 30.

It doesn't look like we'll be anywhere near these types of numbers this season, but if we keep going at the rate we did this month, who knows?

It looks like we could top last years DSW count this season as we've had 5 so far, and we had 7 last season.

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2009, 11:11:07 PM »
This show was awesome!  Drew didn't do anything stupid the whole day, and there were times when his hosting was downright good, most notably while he was tossing to commercial after Push Over and Stack the Deck.  Telling people that they won their IUFB works a lot better when it's said with a vibe of "I should console the contestant" instead of "I need to make it sound like we didn't waste the last five minutes."

Karen was the most memorable contestant in ages!  She was just so excited about...well, everything, and her shirt was even in Dom Casual!  It's just too bad she wasn't nearly as good a player as she was a contestant...I have no idea how she managed to lose Most Expensive so badly.  But God, was she fun!

When Drew turned the center column over in Secret "X", Gisela exclaimed something like, "Oh, it isn't over?"  This puzzled me until I realized that Drew had never really explained that the tic-tac-toe had to involve the secret X.  He probably ought to do that.

One Away got played sixth!  Yay!  The sixth games have really been fantastic this week...first Danger Price comes back, then we get a grocery item game, and now we've gotten a car game.  I really hope this keeps up.

I can't believe there've been three DSWs in the last seven episodes.  That's an incredible streak.  Has this ever happened before?

The only truly bad thing about this show was the green screens placed behind the boat in the Showcase.  The combination of the rolling waves and the zooming camera was almost enough to make me dizzy.
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2009, 11:16:57 PM »
Push: $21K for a Harley-Davidson, Ester? Not for that particular one.

Stack: If only Benjamin not choked on the $6,29 item, He would've had a sureshot on winning the car. Too bad.

Most: When I saw that professional range, I had a clear hunch it would be the ME. How could Karen choose the sofa?

Range: If only Derrick let it go a little higher. Too bad.

Secret: Lucky guess for a lady who thought surfboards cost $5250. Nice.

One Away: Over $18K for a Chevy Cobalt??!!  :-o :-o :evil: :evil: No need to explain what would've happened to me.  :oops: Too bad.

Showcases: When Gisela bidded $35,500 on her showcase, I expected it to be over at least $41K just to be sure, but my instincts were roved SOOOOOOOOOOO wrong again.  :-o :-o :-o This has to be the luckiest and surprisingist  :dsw: :dsw: :dsw: :dsw:  this season. WOW!!!!!!!!!

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2009, 11:17:18 PM »
The only truly bad thing about this show was the green screens placed behind the boat in the Showcase.  The combination of the rolling waves and the zooming camera was almost enough to make me dizzy.

One thing that makes me wonder is why they made the effort with the green screens in the first place when, during the "parade of prizes", you could see the flower-patterned backdrop behind the boat.  The patterned backdrops would have looked better to the in-studio contestants than just green columns, in my opinion.
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2009, 11:34:58 PM »
Drew really overdid building up those showcases. They really weren't that impressive at all. But then again, I guess we'd rather have him overrating prizes than underrating them as he did in the past.

I'll tell you what's being overdone, though... DSWs! We've been having a major DSW drought for most of the season, and now out of nowhere, the floodgates have been opened. They're happening left and right now!

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2009, 12:24:53 AM »
Yay, Karen was absolutely awesomely hilarious!  Such a real shame that she didn't win a whole lot, though at least she did win some cash like she wanted :).

Yay... a car game sixth!  Should've seen it coming, considering the sixth slot has been getting better the past few episodes.  Well, I guess after Secret "X," I did see it coming!  If it wasn't going to be Lucky $even to break the streak, One Away is the next best way to go!

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The Most Expensive loss today was ridiculous. The sofa might have been the most expensive if it had been from highbrow, but Broyhill? Forget about it.

I think you're being harsh there, rob.  While it should not have been lost the way it was lost, it was going to be lost, regardless:  the exercise thing had "most expensive" written all over it.  How many Joe Plinkos were really going to choose the litty bitty oven instead?

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They're still using the green screen columns for prize backdrops though... I don't really see the problem with that, as long as they don't put an image on there that makes you want to vomit.

Regardless of how good or bad the image is, it looks really bad when the camera zooms in or out, like happened today.

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2009, 01:08:19 AM »
I had no doubt that Karen was a contestant that you'd like... first thing I thought of was how she's a lock to be in your Best Contestants of the Season list.

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2009, 01:34:42 AM »
Been waiting to get this off my chest all day...

Karen in Most Expensive
Telling people that they won their IUFB works a lot better when it's said with a vibe of "I should console the contestant" instead of "I need to make it sound like we didn't waste the last five minutes."

Though I never feel that Drew says it as if to say "you haven't wasted your time on stage", Karen made me realize today that a lot of contestants, probably in the heat of the moment, absolutely forget all about their one bid win. IDK why a lot of us see an issue with that.

Same thing for the showcase recap. I suffer from some weird Adult A-D-D and this season Rich's recaps really help out those who can't seem to remember what happened two minutes ago...(or, for the record, I'm usually half distracted or actually doing something important while Price plays in the background...)

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2009, 09:48:11 AM »
I can't believe there've been three DSWs in the last seven episodes.  That's an incredible streak.  Has this ever happened before?

There were three DSWs over the course of two weeks in May 2006.  That included back-to-back DSWs from May 24 and 25.
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2009, 10:08:12 PM »
Game #106 (#7,027)

Showcase #1
Stila - $830
Outdoor Dinette - $7,999
Pontiac Solstice - $26,845

Showcase #2
Video Camera - $400
Catalina Boat - $9,272
Trip to Venice - $7,619

Your Modeling Scorecard for February 26, 2009
Daily Records
High:  $110,851 (Nikki Ziering, 2001)
Low:  $12,584 (Claudia Jordan, 2003)

♥ Rachel Reynolds ♥
February 26
Total dollars:  $62,042
($36,794 won, $25,248 lost)
Total prizes:  9 (5-4)
Cars:  2
Trips:  1

After 86 shows
Total dollars:  $4,432,824
($2,071,827 won, $2,360,997 lost)
Total prizes:  739 (484-255)
Cars:  88 (34-54)
Trips:  65 (36-29)

♥ Lanisha Cole ♥
February 26
Total dollars:  $45,987
($22,393 won, $23,594 lost)
Total prizes:  8 (5-3)
Cars:  0
Trips:  1

After 48 shows
Total dollars:  $2,260,877
($1,128,987 won, $1,139,928 lost)
Total prizes:  395 (250-145)
Cars:  43 (21-22)
Trips:  27 (15-12)

♥ Amber Lancaster ♥
February 26
Total dollars:  $48,517
($18,933 won, $29,584 lost)
Total prizes:  7 (5-2)
Cars:  1
Trips:  0

After 34 shows
Total dollars:  $1,661,692
($883,701 won, $825,991 lost)
Total prizes:  278 (195-83)
Cars:  32 (12-20)
Trips:  26 (14-12)
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2009, 11:29:12 AM »
Karen was a complete nut. She's the exact kind of contestant who makes TPIR interesting.

There was a very high number of cash bonuses awarded on the wheel last season. There were 96 $1,000 winners, 8 $6,000 winners, and 6 $11,000 winners, for a total of $210,000 given away.  ...
Was 175 the average of episodes per season back then, or was that below normal? Because Season 30 was the season during which we had the 9/11 attacks (2001-02).
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2009, 01:42:47 PM »
175 was the indicated norm from Price Season 27 until Drew took over.

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 02/26/2009
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2009, 01:43:37 PM »
Very nice to see a double showcase win in this episode. I'm very glad CBS chose to play this one today.
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