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FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« on: June 25, 2009, 12:34:02 PM »
The Price is Right - June 25, 2009
Production #4814K - Taped June 9, 2009

Drew: stage entrance
First Four lineup: left to right
Handoff:Rachel

Models of the Day: Amber Lancaster, Gwendolyn Osborne and Rachel Reynolds
Wearing: Niteline

The Pacific feed opens with the news of Farrah Fawcett's death on a crawl. What came later in the day demanded something more, but that's another matter. To the show...


1   DirecTV Sat-Go Portable Satellite Receiver (1 yr service)(G)
PATTI 625 ARIANNE 799 JOSHUA 801 CLARICE *802 ($1359)

Clarice plays COVER UP for a Chevy Impala LS (Std., Seats, Prot)(A)

Setup    7 1st Try [2][5][3] 4  7
4 3 2nd Try [2][5][3] 3 [9]
0 2 2 3rd Try [2][5]3] 1 [9]   LOSS   ($25,329)
9 2 0 6
4 5 3 1 5
  2 0 9 3 9
$1 6 5 5 0

2   Bulova His/Hers Diamond/Stainless Watches (from above)
+Patti 859 +Arianne 1 +Joshua 799 ROBERT *1050 ($1200)
STUPID BID

Robert plays ONE WRONG PRICE

Westley Allen Montana Day Bed/Loving Care Formfit (A)$1329
Martha Stewart Dinnerware/Stemware (G)2640
Lance Vintage 150 Motorscooter (R)PICK899$1599   WIN!

3   2 (Infinity) Sufboards (A&G)
+Patti 879 +Arianne *1200 +Joshua 901 DEBBIE 900 ($1234)

Arianne plays GROCERY GAME for a Viking Range, Fridge & Dishwasher (G)($11,885)

BTW: There is a bit of a theme here. Can't quite figure this out...

(2) (Kellogg's) Apple Jacks Cereal3 x 4.29$12.87–8.13
(5) (Suave) Apple Shampoo (15 oz)1 x 2.4915.36–5.64
(1) (Tree Top) Applesauce1 x 2.1917.65–3.45
(4) (Celestial Seasonings) Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea (20 bags)1 x 3.9921.54LOSS
(3) (Sara Lee) Apple Pie

Wait, I think I've got it. IT'S LIME!!! Cumquat? Um, Rutabaga?...

...and once again proof that while greenscreen seems like a good idea on paper, IT ISN'T. Amber looked like she was levitating over her board. Not good.


SHOWDOWN #1
$1,234Arianne80 stay.80Through to Showcase Round
1,359Clarice50 +   5.55(Puny 1st Spin)
6,802Robert40 + 85OV(Puny 1st Spin)

4   Pantagonia His/Hers Coats/Scarves (A&R)
+Patti *801 CHARLES 800 +Joshua 500 Debbie 475 ($1000)

Patti plays DOUBLE PRICES for a Princess 7d Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise (via Seattle)(A&R)

$5744PICK
($5744)WIN!
$4361

5   Benefit Cosmetics (G&R)
LOGAN 175 Charles 800 +Joshua 200 Debbie 801 ($507)
STUPID BID

Joshua lays down the "Smeghead Gambit" to play PUNCHBOARD

(Brother P-Touch) Label Maker$100LOWER$80*(12)5000BAILOUT
(Kodak) Pocket Video Camera150HIGHER180*(16)250
(Gaggia) Portable Espresso Maker200HIGHER160
(Excalibur) Grill Master25HIGHER50*(48)500

6   Palm Tree Hammock (A)
Logan 300 Charles 581 DONNA 580 Debbie 400 ($1500)
SUICIDE BID

Charles plays LUCKY $EVEN for a Ford Focus SE (Std., Wheels, Exhaust, Stereo, Mirrors, AT)(G)

Picks:7 7 6 5
Price:   $1 7 9 1 8
Bucks:7 7 7 2 0LOSS

This season in a nutshell. Disappointment after disappointment. And then, there's Logan. What a waste.


SHOWDOWN #2
$1,500Charles25 + 55.80(Puny 1st Spin)
5,817Joshua90 stay.90Through to Showcase Round
6,744Patty85 + 40OV

SHOWCASE ROUND
Joshua has the honor.

SC1-Arianne HAVING A GOOD TIME
Ashley Transitional Living Room Group/Pantel 42" Mirror LCD TV (R)
Touchscreen CD Jukebox (G&R)
Trip to Las Vegas (Vegas.com; 6n)/$3000 (A)
BID$22,000
PRICE16,859
DIFFOVER
SC2-Joshua PRIZES TO TRICK OUT YOUR RIDE
Kenwood Car Audio System/(Garmin) GPS Receiver
Pioneer Rear View Camera/Accelevision Video Car Headrest Package (G)
XBOX 360 Video Game Package (G)
Jeep Compass (Std., Rally, Stereo, TAxle, #26E)(R)
BID$24,000
PRICE29,176
DIFF–5,176
TOTAL$34,993

Today's Pricing Games: 2 for 6 (with 1 Bailout)
Total Winnings: $58,198


...and then, there was one...or two...


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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 12:36:11 PM »
Lucky $even was WAY too hard today - I'm surprised he made it to the last number.

The lineup seemed way too short - with One Wrong Price and Double Prices, I was expecting a longer game to show up than Lucky $even for the car.

With that said, Drew was decent today, and the showcases were pretty good.
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 12:53:45 PM »
A bit of a better show than yesterday.

-Cover: This was an exciting playing. 19/29 was a complete toss-up. Worth the rare loss 9/10
-OWP: Definitely not that cheap. 9/10
-OB3: Absolute fail. SHOOT THE GREEN SCREENS! -2
-Grocery: Odd apple-day. She was a bit conservative going one each, but none of those were <2.00 (assuming on the pie), so it was hard as expected for Viking stuff. 8/10
-SD1: ... Odd. 3/5
-DP: A bit of a toss-up. 9/10
-Punchy: Not a bad way to end the season. Another rare loss 9/10
-L7: ...No fair. :( 8/10
-SD2: Another fail spin?? 4/5
-SC1: Not too bad. 4/5
-SC2: A bunch of random things in there...but at least the car was there. :D 4.5/5
-Results: Random stuff went low then high. 8.5/10
-Drew: 8/10

PGs: 52/60
SDs: 7/10
SCs: 17/20
Drew: 8/10

84 - 2 = 82 --> B-
S4x... the show's stabilized into something decent now, I guess...

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 01:40:35 PM »
I only saw the last bit of it, but it looked like a good show.

The first showcase sure seemed cheap, though.

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 02:16:47 PM »
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-Grocery: Odd apple-day. She was a bit conservative going one each, but none of those were <2.00 (assuming on the pie), so it was hard as expected for Viking stuff.

I'm very familiar with that shampoo.  Mostly because it's cheap.  Where I shop--and it's not Wal*Mart, mind you--that same shampoo is $1.13.  Though by now, I really should be used to everything they buy being incredibly overpriced.  That's not even nearly as outrageous as the sugar in Pick a Pair earlier this week, even....

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 03:32:48 PM »
The setup in Lucky Seven today was evil. Cover Up was exciting to watch, though.
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 04:15:34 PM »
Though, it was an interesting episode, I'll get to the descriptions on the double.

Cover Up: Painful loss, with the 1 or 2 crapshoot. I lost as well on that same number.
One Wrong Price: Horray, a win for this game!
Grocery Game: I went over $21 on this playing, and I can see why. It was set up for a loss. Kathy, where do you shop?
Double Prices: Yep, it was easy today.
Punch-a-Bunch: That was a good decision to take the $5,000 and go. The SPs were easy for once.
Lucky $even: Greco, Greco, Greco...why must you set up games so evilly? I went broke on the third digit. (I went with 5 for the first, and then 9) This was a forced loss at its worst. >.<

Not a bad show, but it had its moments.
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009, 04:45:27 PM »
Cover Up: Tough loss.

One Wrong Price: The china was kinda faking me out.

O.B. #3: The green screens need to go away.  :oldevil:

Grocery Game: Suave is going up I see.

Double Prices: Nice win.

Punch-a-Bunch: “Take the $5,000 and run!”  :-D

Lucky Seven: He started out well, and ultimately got burned with yet another evil setup.  :twisted:

Showcases: Decent showcases. Not a lot of trips today.  :biggrin:

Not a bad show today. We had our ups and downs.

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009, 05:37:23 PM »
Not a bad show today. Good contestants. Pretty good lineup. Drew was more enthusiastic than usual IMO.

Painful Cover Up loss. I thought she had it.

That was probably the easiest OWP since Roger left.

Act 3 just reeked of fail today. Green screen fail, plug fail (IIRC on the shampoo near the end of the description), then a loss in the game. I'm not really sure what was with the whole "apple" theme today in Grocery. And wow, those appliances really do get expensive. Rarely do you see a non-car prize of over 10K in a fee game.

DP: I always thought the Alaskan Cruises were $$$$$? Must be thinking of something else.

Good to see one last Punchboard playing. And a nice haul to boot. Now Plinko is almost definitely tomorrow.

Seriously Bullseye I would be easier to win than some of these L7 setups we've been seeing. Ridiculous. I hoped since they were nice in TTM earlier in the week, they wouldn't be so evil here. No such luck, though.

SC1: Vegas just reeked of cheap to me. The mirror TV and jukebox both looked really cool, though.

SC2: Wow another car in the showcases! But, kinda weird it was the same car we just saw not too long ago.

Can't believe there's just one more left. Even though it hasn't been the greatest season, it's still been fun discussing the show we all love here. Now, let's go out with some nice wins tomorrow!
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2009, 06:02:54 PM »
Models on Surfboards! In bikinis! In my book, nothing wrong with some innocent eye candy. Looks like they're relaxing the standards a bit (though not enough to bring back Bump! or anything).

Grocery Game seems ridiculous with all the prizes so closely priced. Shouldn't there be a prize worth less than $1 so people don't get stuck?

When the heck is the last time we saw a Second Chance in Puncy? Seems like forever. I also got to wondering what the optimal Punchy strategy is with 1/2/3 punches left. $5000 seems worth keeping no matter what, but what if he got $1000?
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 07:49:01 PM »
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Now Plinko is almost definitely tomorrow.

I really hope not.  I'd really rather something depressingly rare show up tomorrow.  Plus Plinko was already played this week.

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 08:21:47 PM »
Grocery Game seems ridiculous with all the prizes so closely priced. Shouldn't there be a prize worth less than $1 so people don't get stuck?

Well, with all the items as close as they were, I would recommend 'not getting stuck' to begin with.  :)

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When the heck is the last time we saw a Second Chance in Puncy? Seems like forever. I also got to wondering what the optimal Punchy strategy is with 1/2/3 punches left. $5000 seems worth keeping no matter what, but what if he got $1000?

$25,000+$10,000+3x$5,000 = $50,000, and since you have less than 50 slips left on the board (we had to punch at least one to get the $1,000, right?), the expected value of any unseen hole is more than $1,000.
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2009, 08:34:33 PM »
I personally found the surfboards modeling, as ridiculous as it may seem, was absolutely hilarious. I can't tell whether it was serious or joking in the fashion they used the green screens but I just laughed the entire time.

With the theme, I was wondering why Grocery didn't get played for, of all things obvious, some Apple package.  :P

Lucky 7? Oh please, rename it Fail 7 or You're-Not-Going-To-Win-Ever-With-My-Setup 7. I'm amazed he nailed the first two numbers on the nose, but from experience, I knew for sure guessing a 5 on the last digit, anytime in this game nowadays, results in a loss. It was going to be very high or very low, and that 5 wasn't going to cut it at all.

Sure, the trip sounds luxurious and all, but if you still have to throw in $3000 cash for the sake of boosting up the Showcase value, it's no wonder you're cheap / supposedly considerate / busting the budget on non-essentials. Save all that money, and show me 3 Strikes. With a nice, expensive car. Please.

I'm sure today's car accessories would've gone extremely well with yesterday's ultimate garage.  :P

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2009, 09:04:51 PM »
$25,000+$10,000+3x$5,000 = $50,000, and since you have less than 50 slips left on the board (we had to punch at least one to get the $1,000, right?), the expected value of any unseen hole is more than $1,000.

Hey, that does seem pretty easy. Since the value of each hole is at least $1000, you should always chuck $1000 or less. And always keep $5000 or more.

Even simpler than the wheel strategy: http://wizardofodds.com/askthewizard/askcolumns/askthewizard101.html

Never understood why people refuse to follow the Plinko strategy: http://wizardofodds.com/askthewizard/115

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 06/25/2009
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2009, 09:10:50 PM »
If it's a strategy (I'm neither confirming nor denying it), I doubt many people know of this strategy.  I didn't know of it.