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Re: TPiR Recap - 6/13/2018
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 04:19:07 PM »
Well, there would still be the matter of guessing the last digit.

To me, the last digit would be easier to guess than any of the middle 3.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 6/13/2018
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2018, 04:45:39 PM »
To me, the last digit would be easier to guess than any of the middle 3.

Considering the fact that 5 or 0 hardly ever appear as the final digit of ANY car price nowadays, your point is correct.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 6/13/2018
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2018, 05:01:47 PM »
If the game were being set up properly, which it isn't, the second digit wouldn't be a total f***ing crapshoot.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 6/13/2018
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 11:40:38 PM »
The contestant selected the elliptical, the price was revealed and losing horns played while the audience cheered and the contestant celebrated...After a long stop down, it was decided to of course give her the prizes, reshoot the reveal and simply not show the price of the laptop - probably around $1,400.

It's fair to say that this way prevents the average viewer from realizing that anything went wrong - but is that really the best choice? They've gotten some viral traction in the past for things that haven't gone perfectly. And they weren't going to be able to hide it from us anyway.

I would have just been open and joked around about it. "Well, guess you would have won no matter what you picked" or something like that.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 6/13/2018
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2018, 04:06:28 AM »
I’d have liked to see that as well. Could have been a fun moment. Maybe they decided the reveal that they had taped was too confusing/awkward to air. JT would have a better take on things, I’m sure.

The show’s other viral moments have been pretty easy to explain.  “Announcer on treadmill falls on face while reading prize copy.” “$80,000 awarded after every player hits same bonus space on wheel.”

The Manuela situation in particular got some pretty stupid, sensationalist media coverage. “PRICE IS RIGHT MODEL MAKES $21,000 MISTAKE! WILL SHE BE FIRED?” Easy clickbait, no need for any explanation, anybody could see what happened from the clip.

In the show’s defense I can’t see the Shopping Spree situation making those soundbytes—“Producer makes addition mistake, costs show elliptical trainer and shoes” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

But I still would have liked to see it. Editing booth can be comforting, but it can also be a crutch. Living in the moment has always been something the current staff could stand to improve on.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 6/13/2018
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2018, 06:59:59 AM »
I don't get the point of having a target price in Shopping Spree at all, because the object of the game is always simply to pick the three most expensive prizes and avoid the cheapest. It doesn't matter what they cost individually or collectively.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 6/13/2018
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2018, 08:20:50 AM »
I wonder if Stack the deck could be retired do to Drew’s coments

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Re: TPiR Recap - 6/13/2018
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2018, 10:55:20 AM »
I don't get the point of having a target price in Shopping Spree at all, because the object of the game is always simply to pick the three most expensive prizes and avoid the cheapest. It doesn't matter what they cost individually or collectively.

The target price tells the contestants how much they need to spend. It makes the game slightly more interesting than just telling the contestant to pick the three most expensive prizes.