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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2016, 07:17:44 PM »
What a (typical) bunch of whiners. There was nothing wrong with this small change in format, and it didn't hinder the show in any way.
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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2016, 08:25:55 PM »
What a (typical) bunch of whiners. There was nothing wrong with this small change in format, and it didn't hinder the show in any way.

     I'm sorry, but today's show was a total misstep.  Once a contestant gets to come on down, they should stay there until show's end.  I know I would be enraged if I had to go back to my seat after going through all that grief in the early morning just to have a chance to be even called down in the first place.

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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2016, 08:37:33 PM »
There was nothing wrong with this small change in format, and it didn't hinder the show in any way.

You'll do to not call the memberbase of this site a bunch of "whiners".

This format was terrible. Calling someone down only to possibly have them sent back to their seat is probably the least Goodson thing they could have done. Just when it seems like they're starting to get it, they go and do something stupid like this.

I am going to say something blasphemous, though...the stupid-looking light panels in the back actually look better with the blue curtain behind them than with the multi-colored ones!
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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2016, 08:41:49 PM »
I'm surprised there wasn't a lot more one-upping between rivals. On any other episode, winning with a one-up means the person you one-upped gets a better bidding position next time -- on this episode, it means they lose all chance of getting onstage.

Let's say my rival gets called first and takes the red display. I get called down second and have to take the blue display. My rival gives a perfect bid. I go back to my seat without ever getting a chance to win. I would not be a happy camper.

Does anybody know whether they gave out additional $300 consolation prizes to the contestants who were sent back to their seats and didn't win $1,000?
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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2016, 08:50:15 PM »
They didn't use the NCAA Basketball on CBS theme at all?
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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2016, 08:50:51 PM »
Does anybody know whether they gave out additional $300 consolation prizes to the contestants who were sent back to their seats and didn't win $1,000?

     They ought to.  Today's format was just totally ridiculous and unfair.

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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2016, 09:25:17 PM »
Hello all... I bet in the near future we will see Cliffhangers played for a car. 😎

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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2016, 10:37:27 PM »
What a bunch of wet blankets. TPIR has gotten boring the past few seasons. I usually zip through episodes on my TiVo at 3x speed and only watch the games I like (which are fewer and fewer). Switching things up today worked (for me at least)... I watched the entire show. More of this, please!

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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2016, 11:18:20 PM »
I didn't think the format today was that bad. Yes it is odd for someone to root against the contestant on stage winning, and maybe they shouldn't have had the $1,000 consolation for the rival sent away for that reason. It could have been worse though-- they could have had the rival sent down win the contestant on stage's prize(s) if they lost.

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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2016, 04:21:24 AM »
The idea of "stealing" the on-stage prize(s) wouldn't have worked well if you have to claim one prize at a time (like Triple Play, More or Less, and even Grand Game to an extent).

Okay, I briefly forgot about Danger Price. That would also be awkward just handing the opponent all four prizes at once.

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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2016, 09:42:43 AM »
Sometimes, it's possible to way overthink things. It was a fun gimmick built around a theme. And we're talking about an audience nowadays that's raised on more "cutthroat" competition shows and "gimmicks" that upend the basic framework of a competition a bit. It was all in good fun.

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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2016, 12:38:30 PM »
So, this is Peter, the winner of the Sea Doo. I will say the format was a total blast and the electricity in the studio was amazing. They did not do a great job of capturing that but during all the breaks there was a ton of cheering back and forth against all the rivalries. Some of those schools really hate each other, including TX and OU. That said, they asked us to stil, route for each other during the games and not go negative, which I think everyone did. They could probably tweek it a little where everyone wins but other than that, I thought it was totally fun and everyone I. The studio audience LOVED it!

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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2016, 02:09:26 PM »
I suppose one other option (should they choose to do a college special like this again) would be to only invite students from four colleges (maybe if it was planned for this time of year use the 4 schools that make the final four this year for next year's game? - or have it shown later to know the current year final four?) and then make it an ongoing challenge throughout the day.

This would be similar to what they did with the military show once, with each of the four branches having a spot in the row, and when someone won another contestant from that branch came down to replace them.

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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2016, 03:23:17 PM »
So I put two and two together and I finally think I know why they seem to be switching between a regular "flip card" price reveal and throwing off a cover card like they did for the trip in Check Game, as well as trips in Coming or Going from time to time. It all has to do with the monitors the trip is presented on. With the "flip" technique, the price may reflect off the monitors when the model is holding it up. Just a very random observation.

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Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2016, 08:14:56 PM »
Sending people back from Contestants' Row was just wrong; it doesn't matter if they have rivals head to head.  Not a fan of it and it is against the spirit of The Price Is Right. 

The football helmets were oddly out of place as well.