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Dennis James TPIR - 2/25/75
« on: June 16, 2011, 05:40:36 PM »
From j-shea.com....

Kathy, Venise, Shauna, and Francis come on down.

First IUFB: A dinette set from Chromcraft.

Kathy: $326 | Venise: $525| Shauna: $475 | *Francis: $526 (ARP: $849)

Francis will play FIVE PRICE TAGS for a new Chevrolet Camaro Sports Coupe!

SP #1: Makeup (couldnít hear the brand), price is $22, Francis guesses false, but itís true.
SP #2: Caravelle mensí watch, price is $42, she guesses false, and it is false!
SP #3: Flintkote Peel and Stick floor tile, price is $84, she guesses true, but itís false!
SP #4: General Tire tennis balls, price is $41, Francis guesses true, and it is true!

Francis has earned 2 guesses for the price of the car.

1st pick: $5,127, NO.
2nd and final pick: $4,995, NO.

The correct price is $5,015. Francis said she was going to say that!

LOSS.

Helen comes on down.

Second IUFB: An imported oriental chest from Quality Products.

Bidding starts with Helen.

Kathy: $465 (DUMB) | Venise: $750 | Shauna: $600 | *Helen: $475 (ARP: $550)

Helen is playing RANGE GAME for a new boat from Flaspar! The motor is the 1975 Johnson 50-horsepower. A spartan trailer is included (no brand name mentioned).

$600 range is $3,000 and $3,600. Rangefinder is $150.

Helen stops the rangefinder between $?,??? and $?,???.

ARP: $3,289. WIN!
 
Emily comes on down.

Third IUFB: A washer and dryer from Speed Queen.

Emily starts the bidding.

*Kathy: $600 | Venise: $560 | Shauna: $550 (DUMB) | Emily: $525 (ARP: $770)

Kathy will play ANY NUMBER for a stereo console from DuMont or a new Chevrolet Monte Carlo!

Picks: 8, 7, 6, 1, 5, 4, 0, 9

Car: $5,149
Stereo: $??? (either $208, $280, $308, $380, $802, $803, $820, or $830)
Piggy Bank: $7.6? (either $7.62 or $7.63)

WIN!

SHOWCASES!

Kathy is the top winner and Helen is the runner-up.

Showcase #1:
An evening for two at the Mayfare Music Hall in Santa Monica, California.
A trip to London.
6 pieces of Samsonite luggage.
Yashica movie camera.
A trip to Paris.
A gown from Whirly.
A mink coat from the DeFino custom collections of Zinman Furs.

Kathy passes the showcase to Helen.
Helen bids $5,300.

Showcase #2:
A new bedroom from Broyhill.
60 square yards of carpeting from Jurgis.
An air conditioner from Speed Queen.
A peignoir set from Lucie Ann.
An open road van motorhome. (no brand mentioned)
33 quart cans of Castrol motor oil.
Rain Dance car wax.

Kathy bids $9,600.

SHOWCASE RESULTS

Helen bid $5,300
ARP: $6,660
Diff: $1,360

Kathy bid $9,600
ARP: $15,703
Diff: $6,103

Helen wins the showcase! She takes home $10,499 for the night!

Contestants not appearing on stage will receive a gift certificate for Big Boy restaurants and Eskimo Pie.

Games won: 2 out of 3.
Total winnings: $17,350

I found it very interesting that 2 of the 3 games were car games, and both for cars! We NEVER see two car games played for cars in one half of the show nowadays.
HYO Winnings:
$46,241.21 (Participated in 6 games; on stage 4 times)

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Re: Dennis James TPIR - 2/25/75
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 05:43:40 PM »
I found it very interesting that 2 of the 3 games were car games, and both for cars! We NEVER see two car games played for cars in one half of the show nowadays.

Well, this wasn't one half of the show, it was the whole show. :) And the nighttime show had a bigger prize budget than daytime, so I'm not surprised that the prizes were two cars and a boat. I still remember a nighttime Showcase that offered an airplane.

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Re: Dennis James TPIR - 2/25/75
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 05:45:14 PM »
Well, this wasn't one half of the show, it was the whole show. :) And the nighttime show had a bigger prize budget than daytime, so I'm not surprised that the prizes were two cars and a boat. I still remember a nighttime Showcase that offered an airplane.

Well, of course. But 3 games are played in one half of the show (the word nowadays, anybody?), and of course, 3 games are always played in the half-hour format. So that's the comparison I was trying to make.
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Re: Dennis James TPIR - 2/25/75
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 05:50:40 PM »
Well, of course. But 3 games are played in one half of the show (the word nowadays, anybody?), and of course, 3 games are always played in the half-hour format. So that's the comparison I was trying to make.

Right. I was just saying that three games making up a whole episode can't really be compared to three games making up half of an hour-long ep. They couldn't afford to give away four cars and two boats on an hour-long show (except on a milestone episode like the 5000th).