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Re: TPiR Recap - 8/16/2013 (2013 TPiR Back to School Special)
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2013, 05:42:14 PM »
And what was up with Jamal and Tyler making the same bid ($24,000)? What is this, the Halloween special from 2009?!
What's wrong with making the same bid on the showcase?  With the Halloween Showcase from 2009, their bids were very cheap, but that wasn't the case this time.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 8/16/2013 (2013 TPiR Back to School Special)
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2013, 06:36:14 PM »
Nice win on Push Over & a pretty nice haul on Punch A Bunch! :-)  Pretty blah other than that, IMHO.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 8/16/2013 (2013 TPiR Back to School Special)
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2013, 07:18:23 PM »
It was a decent show. Only good thing that came out of it was the Punch a Bunch bailout and Push Over winner. Also, I have seen it all with the crowd surfing. I guess people will find ways to come on down now
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Re: TPiR Recap - 8/16/2013 (2013 TPiR Back to School Special)
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2013, 07:59:52 PM »

Changed accordingly. However, you only saw Washington University on the sweater from my view so for all I knew he could've being wearing a Washington University in St. Louis sweater.

I'm pretty sure you can see State on his sweater. Why I was able to quickly get Washington State. In fact, I first said Wazzu :)
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Re: TPiR Recap - 8/16/2013 (2013 TPiR Back to School Special)
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2013, 08:09:58 PM »
Did anyone else notice some terrific camera work on today's show?

The crowd-surf reminded me of a logical extension to the "climbs" that people in the first couple of rows used to do every so often.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 8/16/2013 (2013 TPiR Back to School Special)
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2013, 12:12:33 AM »
I don't know what it is about these college shows, but they just never seem to go all that well no matter how they're set up, whether it be through contestants making weird decisions or just plain old bad luck. That scanner in Punch A Bunch was probably the hardest SP we've seen in there in 2 years, and I think they did in fact want it to be missed, but the cooler should have been gotten. I suppose a rare setting up for 3 in a budget situation is OK. I appreciate how it is continuing to be less predictable what will be hard - L7 for an expensive car left relatively open, but C/O for a cheap prize very hard. It makes the show more watchable. Unfortunately the thing I will remember this show most for is the crowdsurfing come on down - I wonder if they knew that was going to happen or not but it just looked dumb :)

Oh, the showcases were cheap but I don't think they necessarily wanted a DOB either. Blah.

Timings:
Punch A Bunch (5.5) - 6:20
Bargain Game (3.5) - 3:52
Lucky $even (4.5) - 3:53
Check-Out (5.5) - 5:22
Cover Up (5) - 5:08
Push Over (4) - 3:25
Total (28): 28:00 (well then...)
When it comes to the students making weird choices or just bad luck, I think it's a little of column A and a little of column B.

And also it's not just college specials that where we see less wins and one too many bad setups, whether it be Spring Break or Back To School........A good number of "specials" this season (Nurses, Military and that include 4th of July, Law Enforcement, Kids, etc.) tend to be poorly executed and with the addition of this one, they should've gone a lot better.

The Firefighters special, however, was decent enough, though.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 8/16/2013 (2013 TPiR Back to School Special)
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2013, 03:47:58 AM »
Is it just me or is it that Mike was setting up traps for the contestants in the pricing games today for Back To School Price?

Punch a Bunch: Wow.  I thought Tianna made a wise move.  Two of those four SPs were downright hard--that second one was a killer.

Bargain Game: I apparently said Colorado along with Tyler.  Mike, that was a mean setup.

Lucky Seven: Yeah the fives crowd would win barely, but looking at the price itself, I thought that price was NASTY. 

Check Out: This was a very unfriendly setup---the mousse and them Pop Tarts IMO really tripped me up.

Cover Up: Nothing more to say about that one.  I say forced loss right there.

Push Over: I thought this was a tossup.  At least we got a win on a tricky tossup.

Showcases: I didn't expect both Tyler and Jamal to be over by a few hundred bucks.  Wow.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 8/16/2013 (2013 TPiR Back to School Special)
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2013, 04:58:50 AM »
Something about Back to School just doesn't go well. It's the below average contestants and end-of-season budget mode I think - C-O was hard because of it, and then L7 was pretty nice from Mike but it still wasn't THAT easy and we didn't quite get it. SCs weren't too devious but again, cheap.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 8/16/2013 (2013 TPiR Back to School Special)
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2013, 11:14:18 PM »
The 7,872nd episode (189th for Season 41)

It's too bad that no UIUC students came on down.  Maybe next year.

Showcase #1
  • Facebook:  $3,229
  • Counterfeit Bills:  $2,500
  • Toyota Corolla:  $17,855 :pint:
My bid:  $23,694 (D'oh! by $110!)

Showcase #2
  • Trip to the Bahamas:  $5,488
  • Dodge Dart:  $17,785
My bid:  $27,487 (D'oh!)

Modeling Totals:  August 16, 2013 (OSAD 8/15)
Highs and lows among previous Back to School shows
High:  $64,693 (2011)
Low:  $33,397 (2010)

Rachel Reynolds
Total:  8/$24,598.00 (4/$2,448.00, 4/$22,150.00)
Cars:  1/$17,785.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$17,785.00)
Trips:  1/$4,176.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$4,176.00)
Cash Prizes:  0/$0.00 (0/$0.00, 0/$0.00)


Manuela ArbelŠez
Total:  5/$28,394.00 (4/$10,539.00, 1/$17,855.00)
Cars:  1 :pint:/$17,855.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$17,855.00)
Trips:  0/$0.00 (0/$0.00, 0/$0.00)
Cash Prizes:  0/$0.00 (0/$0.00, 0/$0.00)


Amber Lancaster
Total:  7/$34,005.00 (1/$1,345.00, 6/$32,660.00)
Cars:  1/$18,514.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$18,514.00)
Trips:  1/$6,017.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$6,017.00)
Cash Prizes:  1/$2,500.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$2,500.00)


Gwennie Osborne-Smith
Total:  5/$59,541.00 (0/$2,500.00, 5/$57,041.00)
Cars:  1/$25,649.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$25,649.00)
Trips:  1/$5,488.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$5,488.00)
Cash Prizes:  1/$25,000.00 (0/$2,500.00, 1/$22,500.00)


All Prizes
Total:  24/$144,678.00 (9/$16,172.00, 15/$128,506.00)
Cars:  4/$79,803.00 (0/$0.00, 4/$79,803.00)
Trips:  3/$15,681.00 (0/$0.00, 3/$15,681.00)
Cash Prizes:  2/$27,500.00 (0/$2,500.00, 2/$25,000.00)

Season to date
Rachel Reynolds (90 shows)
Total:  826/$4,107,934.49 (519/$1,785,409.49, 307/$2,322,525.00)
Cars:  88/$1,890,313.00 (28/$617,918.00, 60/$1,272,395.00)
Trips:  89/$788,309.00  (49/$404,794.00, 40/$383,515.00)
Cash Prizes:  18/$187,467.00 (4/$25,967.00, 14/$161,500.00)

Manuela ArbelŠez (181 shows)
Total:  1,729/$9,400,027.88 (1,075/$3,850,028.77, 654/$5,549,999.11)
Cars:  185/$4,194,401.00 (54/$1,134,417.00, 131/$3,059,984.00)
Trips:  221/$1,843,923.00 (118/$1,006,804.00, 103/$837,119.00)
Cash Prizes:  41/$502,922.00 (12/$100,483.00, 29/$402,439.00)

Amber Lancaster (169 shows)
Total:  1,380/$8,614,037.00 (886/$3,614,200.00, 494/$4,999,837.00)
Cars:  178/$3,836,134.00 (53/$1,126,763.00, 125/$2,709,371.00)
Trips:  203/$1,681,141.00 (121/$998,592.00, 82/$682,549.00)
Cash Prizes:  29/$623,349.00 (6/$79,449.00, 23/$543,900.00)

Gwennie Osborne-Smith (30 shows)
Total:  236/$1,212,285.00 (144/$501,110.00, 92/$711,175.00)
Cars:  28/$563,033.00 (9/$190,271.00, 19/$372,762.00)
Trips:  32/$265,223.00 (15/$122,975.00, 17/$142,248.00)
Cash Prizes:  5/$63,535.00 (2/$17,035.00, 3/$46,500.00)

All Prizes (186 shows)
Total:  4,971/$30,448,406.61 (3,080/$11,882,946.77, 1,891/$18,565,459.84)
Cars:  572/$12,332,463.00 (177/$3,746,165.00, 395/$8,586,298.00)
Trips:  635/$5,224,032.00 (358/$2,960,263.00, 277/$2,263,769.00)
Cash Prizes:  188/$4,974,273.00 (41/$642,417.00, 147/$4,331,856.00)