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TPIR Recap - 06/13/2016
« on: June 13, 2016, 01:59:53 PM »

Episode #7581K
Taped: March 29, 2016
Models: Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds
Mic handoff: Rachel Reynolds

                                          

First four: Erica Kenner, Matthew Scavo, Eva McQueen-Gates, Brian Young

IUFB: Two single-speed bicycles (signature chrome hi-rise chopper handlebars, front and rear brakes – helmets incl.)

Erica

Matthew

Eva

Brian

$850

$940

$700

$1,000

ARP: $1,598


Brian will play Side by Side (next to the turntable today) for a trip to Aruba! (RT, 6n, one-bedroom villa at Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort – snorkeling cruise, champagne breakfast and lunch incl.)

PRICES

$6,383

$8,363

GUESS

$8,363

ARP

$8,363

WIN

 

5. Susan Muccigrosso

IUFB: 2 32GB and 1 64GB Nextbook tablets (1.8 GHz quad-core processor)

Erica

Matthew

Eva

SUSAN

$1,301

$1,350

$1

$1,303

ARP: $505

 

Eva will play Switcheroo for:

·         Dodge Dart SE (2 L engine, Rallye package, convenience group, 6-speed AT, paint/fabric protection)

·         Oster tall can opener

·         LED camping lantern

·         Old-fashioned glass gumball machine

·         Battery-powered coin sorter

$2

0

5

?

4

CAR

 

 

 

?

9

CAN OPENER

 

 

 

?

4

LED LANTERN

 

 

 

?

6

GUMBALL MACHINE

 

 

 

?

0

COIN SORTER

Blocks: 2 3 4 5 6

 

TRY

PRICES SET

# RIGHT

KEEP GOING?

1

$20,564
$49
$34
$56

$20

0

YES

2

$20,544
$29
$64
$56
$30

1

 

The ARPs:

ITEM

ARP

CAR

$20,534

CAN OPENER

$29

LED LANTERN

$44

GUMBALL MACHINE

$66

COIN SORTER

$50

PARTIAL WIN

 

6. Ronald Stevens

IUFB: Hatteras quilted hammock (crafted from southern cypress)

Erica

Matthew

RONALD

Susan

$500

$1

$750

$620

ARP: $800

 

Ronald (a chef from Elk Grove, CA) will play Magic # for:

·         46” SunBriteTV 1080p LED TV (powder-coated aluminum exterior – 1 tabletop stand incl.)

·         8’ Patio Resort Lifestyles Inc. outdoor barbecue island (illuminated back bar, gas grill, refrigerator)

MAGIC #

$2,398

ARP OF TV

$2,970

ARP OF ISLAND

$8,990

LOSS

Yes...today’s playing had a ridiculous range of $6,020. A new record range for Magic #, per Scorpz’s site, with the previous record being $4,699 on 11/4/2015.

 

SCSD1

CONTESTANT

WINNINGS

FIRST SPIN

SECOND SPIN

TOTAL

Eva

$534

$0.75

 

$0.75

Ronald

$800

$0.60

$0.60

$1.20

Brian

$9,961

$0.25

$0.25

$0.50

 

7. Jillian Schlichter

IUFB: 20MP Pentax DSLR camera (vari-angle LCD monitor, 50-200mm lens kit)

Erica

Matthew

JILLIAN

Susan

$1,100

$1,101

$800

$802

ARP: $900

 

Susan will play Check-Out for a trip to Perthshire, Scotland! (RT to Glasgow to Perthshire via rental car, 6n, suite at Knock Castle Hotel & Spa – daily breakfast and 1 spa treatment each incl.)
ARP: $10,109

GROCERY PRODUCT

Pioneer Brand gravy mix, 2.75 oz.

Annie Chun’s microwavable bowl of pad Thai noodles, 8.1 oz.

Suave volumizing shampoo, 12.6 oz.

V8 vegetable juice, 46 oz.

Aspercreme with Lidocaine pain relieving crème, 2.7 oz.

TOTAL

GUESS

$1.79

$3.79

$4.00

$4.00

$7.00

$20.58

ARP

$1.49

$3.79

$2.49

$3.49

$7.49

$18.75

DIFFERENCE

-$0.30

$0.00

-$1.51

-$0.51

$0.49

-$1.83

WIN

Note: The show was pre-empted on the East Coast during the commercial break after Check-Out until the Showcases. I was able to gain access to the CBS LA feed and get the pre-empted portion of the show through there.

 

8. Wendy Weaver

IUFB: Helen Ficalora 14-karat yellow gold jewelry (1 stacking ring, necklace, 1 pair of earrings)

Erica

Matthew

Jillian

WENDY

$730

$900

$901

$795

ARP: $1,275

 

Jillian will play Most Expen$ive for:

·         Burberry accessories (one canvas bucket bag with leather trim and leather tote, stud embellished wedges, 1 pair of leather stilettos)

·         15.6” Lenovo laptop (16GB of RAM, 512GB solid state drive – Epson printer incl.)

·         Carrom dome hockey table (chrome-plated leg leveler set, battery-operated scoring unit)

PRIZES

ACCESSORIES

LAPTOP

HOCKEY TABLE

PICK

ACCESSORIES

ARPs

$3,345

$2,150

$1,360

WIN

 

9. Raven McKennis

IUFB: 7-pc. iDJNow DJ set (1 mixer, 2 speakers with LED lights, fog machine, etc.)

Erica

Matthew

RAVEN

Wendy

$1,300

$1,301

$1,000

$1,200

ARP: $1,350

 

Erica heads off to the clubhouse, while Matthew (from the Twin Cities) escapes, and he will play Gas Money for a Chevrolet Sonic LS! (1.8 L engine, 6-speed AT, FWD)
Price tags: $19,840, $16,470 $20,900 $18,530 $17,615

PRICE TAG PICKED

CONTENT

KEEP GOING?

$20,900

$2,000

YES

$19,840

$1,000

YES

$16,470

CAR

 

 

PRICE TAG

CONTENT

$19,840

$1,000

$16,470

CAR

$20,900

$2,000

$18,530

$3,000

$17,615

$4,000

LOSS

 

SCSD2

CONTESTANT

WINNINGS

FIRST SPIN

SECOND SPIN

TOTAL

Matthew

$1,350

$0.25

$0.15

$0.40

Jillian

$8,130

$0.15

$0.20

$0.35

Susan

$11,009

$0.75

 

$0.75

 

Showcase 1 (Sparkle and Shine)

·         Goldgenie limited edition iPhone 6 (embellished in genuine 24-karat gold, inlaid with Swarovski crystals around the bezel)

·         Honda Rebel motorcycle (234cc air-cooled engine, 5-speed transmission – helmet incl.)

·         West Wight Potter 15’ Premium Edition sailboat (Lewmar stainless steel opening ports with screens, stainless steel bow pulpit and cockpit rails, safety mooring package, anchor system, GPS – trailer incl.)

Susan passes to Eva, who bids $22,501.

 

Showcase 2 (Connect You to the Great Outdoors)

·         Trip to Masatepe, Nicaragua (RT to Managua to Masatepe via rental car, 6n, all-inclusive, casita at Hacienda Puerta Del Cielo Ecolodge & Spa)

·         Nissan Leaf S (80 Kw alternating current electric motor, zero emissions, single speed reduction gear transmission, splash guards)

Susan bids $24,680.

 

SHOWCASE

SC1 (SAILBOAT)

SC2 (TRIP/ELECTRIC CAR)

BID

$22,501

$24,680

ARP

$26,365

$37,501

DIFFERENCE

$3,864

$12,821

Eva has won $26,899 in prizes!

 

Pricing games won: 3 out of 6 (+1 partial win)

Total winnings: $58,149

 

 


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Re: TPIR Recap - 06/13/2016
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 02:20:38 PM »
The abuse of Gas legitimately angers me.
S4x... the show's stabilized into something decent now, I guess...

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Re: TPIR Recap - 06/13/2016
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 03:28:21 PM »
I was actually appalled at the second prize's price in Magic #, and I'm even wondering if the prize was deliberately used to prevent a win today. That's got to be the most expensive prize ever offered in the game, no?

Awesome win in Check-Out. Great to see somebody nail one of the GPs on the nose!
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Re: TPIR Recap - 06/13/2016
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 05:29:53 PM »
I was actually appalled at the second prize's price in Magic #, and I'm even wondering if the prize was deliberately used to prevent a win today.
How would it do that?  The higher priced prize being ridiculously expensive would only make the contestant less likely to lose by going over, which pretty much never happens in Magic # anyway.

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Re: TPIR Recap - 06/13/2016
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 05:54:13 PM »
I'm really getting sick of Most Expen$ive's (and One Wrong Price's) setups.  Could they have any less variety in the prices that they use? 

Magic #...wow, just wow. 

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Re: TPIR Recap - 06/13/2016
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 11:01:26 PM »
Wow, just a ridiculous range in Magic # today. Not only that, but I doubt anyone would ever set their number to $3,000 or more. I'd really like to know what's behind the choice in prizes for this game the last few seasons.


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Re: TPIR Recap - 06/13/2016
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016, 11:59:41 PM »
Magic # was simply unacceptable. There was no need for a $6,000 gap. None. If you were trying to get the game won, that's NOT how you do it. If you were trying to get the game lost, that's NOT how you do it. I don't know if they get this or not, but this is simply breaking the game. There is literally no challenge left in it and it looks bad because you've not just cracked the door wide open with this kind of setup, you've unscrewed it and taken it off its hinges and thrown it into a door shredder from Monsters Inc. And the crazy part is that it still gets lost. If you're not going to have a prize that's $1500-$2500 in price or have a prize that looks explicitly expensive as the first prize in the game, people are still going to lose the game. And I don't know what's wrong with people. I don't know if they're just scared to let it go, if they're ignoring Drew or both. Drew continued to say multiple times that he needed to get the Magic # between the price of the TV and Island as he was playing and made a point to emphasis what kind of TV it was and its size. But at the same time, people aren't going to realize how much an outdoor TV is supposed to cost, because no one's out buying one.

Stop. Just stop. Stop breaking this game. I was fine with the $3,000 range sometimes because it was usually a ~$2000 prize plus a ~$5,000 prize, but this is just ridiculous. I don't know what problem you see with the game, but the way you're going about fixing it is terrible and sucks any possible fun the game could have right out of it. I don't want to see a great game like this retired, but you're making it seem as if the damn thing's unrepairable and that's the only solution.
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Re: TPIR Recap - 06/13/2016
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2016, 12:04:20 AM »
Magic # was just shocking. From episodes past I know that those BBQ islands aren't cheap so I was confused the whole game...I wouldn't mind if it got retired next season due to inflation of prize costs

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Re: TPIR Recap - 06/13/2016
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2016, 01:25:20 AM »
How would it do that? The higher priced prize being ridiculously expensive would only make the contestant less likely to lose by going over, which pretty much never happens in Magic # anyway.

With the second prize being nearly $9,000, the gap between the two prizes being very unusual and unanticipated, and given that contestants the last couple of seasons tend to lowball their choices, it seemed to me like the game was setup for a loss today. They actually could've been wanting an easy win for this game though, but as people have pointed out, the gap and prizes just weren't acceptable.

Magic # was just shocking. From episodes past I know that those BBQ islands aren't cheap so I was confused the whole game...I wouldn't mind if it got retired next season due to inflation of prize costs

They don't necessarily need to retire the game because of inflation costs. They just need to offer more reasonable prizes with fair ranges and not have ridiculous setups like today's.
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Re: TPIR Recap - 06/13/2016
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2016, 03:12:39 AM »
With the second prize being nearly $9,000, the gap between the two prizes being very unusual and unanticipated, and given that contestants the last couple of seasons tend to lowball their choices, it seemed to me like the game was setup for a loss today.

This does not make any sense, how could the high price of the second prize be in an attempt to get a contestant to lowball their guess and lose? The only way that would make sense is if the cheaper prize was unexpectedly expensive - then the contestant may lowball their guess thinking they covered the first prize but lose. The general rule is the larger the gap between the two prizes the easier the setup is...

I really don't see the problem with large ranges in Magic #, today was obviously a bit over the top but let's not forget how bad Magic # used to be. Between Seasons 38 through 40 it went a combined 3-13, 3 wins, 13 losses. The way they decided to tackle it was to (starting in Season 41) make the ranges between the prizes a lot larger. It suddenly was won more often, with a 8-2 record in Season 41, but since then has had just over a 60% win percentage which seems fair to me.
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