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TPiR Recap - 4/8/2019
« on: April 08, 2019, 01:07:55 PM »
Episode #8711K
Aired – 4/8/2019; Taped – 2/4/2019
Models: Manuela Arbelaez, Rachel Reynolds
Microphone Handoff: Manuela
First Four Contestant Seating: Left to Right

First IUFB: Air Hockey Table (Cast metal frame air hockey table with antique finish); ARP: $1,289 (Rachel v. Manuela)

500 775 776 572

The winner is...

Zane is playing Most Expen$ive for:

1. Ladies Designer Accessories (Tory Burch: Pair of suede pumps, loafers, espardilles, flats, 3 leather bags, sunglasses and brass jewlery 3pcs) (Manuela).
2. Grill (The Holland Grill Co: grill with dual scraper) (Rachel).
3. Television (65in HD smart television) (George).

Guess: 1.

$2537 $1584 $3800

Second IUFB: Smartphone (64GB smartphone with charging stand); ARP: $879 (Overhead)

825 826 800 1

The winner is...

Franklyn is playing Card Game for a 2019 Jeep Compass Sport (2.4L engine, FWD, 6-speed AT, paint/fabric protection) (Rachel).

The starting price is
. The target range is
Franklyn draws a
Franklyn draws a
Franklyn draws a
Franklyn draws a
Franklyn draws a
Franklyn draws a
Franklyn stops at
ARP is
For a difference of
For a result of

Third IUFB: Trip to San Diego R(T Limo to San Diego, CA for a 3n stay at the Bahia Resort Hotel + daily breakfast, dinner, paddleboard lesson and boat cruise); ARP: $2,697 (George)

2001 2000 1500 1200

The winner is...

Novella is playing Cliffhangers for new kitchen appliances (Suite of over the rnage-microwave, 5-burner gas range, french door fridge, dishwasher, trash compactor; $1,500 for groceries; ARP: $9,215) (Manuela).

Small prizes: CopperFit Back Pro Back Support, Electric Citrus Juicer, Brother Label Maker

Novella bids $20 on the back support...
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

The ARP is...

Novella bids $25 on the juicer...
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

The ARP is...

Novella bids $40 on the label maker...
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

The ARP is...


WIN (Total Winnings: $9,305)


Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Franklyn $879 10 20 .30
Zane $1,289 65 STAY .65 *SHOWCASE*
Novella $12,002 5 25 .30

Fourth IUFB: Desktop Computer (27in touchscreen all-in-one PC with 8GB RAM, 1TB HD, 256GB SSD); ARP: $1,700 (Rachel)

1000 1670 1375 1250

The winner is...

Chad, from a real estate agent from Westlake Village, California, is playing SAFECRACKERS for a trip to the Galapagos Islands (RT Coach to Baltras, EC then to Isabella Island for a 6n stay in an oceanfront double room at the Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel + daily bnreakfast, transfers and airport transportation, tour of turtle bereeding center and lagoon) (Manuela) and a pair of headphones (16GB audio player ; ARP: $7,950) (Manuela).

ARP of the headphones is the combination to the safe. The numbers are: 0, 7, 9.



Fifth IUFB: Camera (Olympus Pen: 16.1MP digital mirrorless camera with case); ARP: $730 (Manuela)

1001 700 535 1000

The winner is...

Jonathan is playing Push Over for a new motorcycle (Suzuki: Boulevard S40 with 652cc engine, 5-speed CMT, electric start, helmet) (Rachel).

8 6 2 4 9 5 0 7 3        

Jonathan pushes the blocks to

                8 6 2 4 9

ARP be...

                8 6 2 4 9
  6 2 4 9

Megan has had some lousy luck. Now she's limo bait. Will she escape a trip to Bernardsville, New Jersey?

Sixth IUFB: Designer Watches (Michael Kors: Silver tone collection of 4 watches); ARP: $1,075 (Rachel)

1401 990 3000 1400

The winner is...

Katherine is playing HOLE IN ONE for a 2019 Kia Rio S (1.6L engine, 6-speed AT, FWD, rear bumper applique; ARP: $17,070) (Manuela).

Katherine has a chance to putt next to the hole if she can place the following items in order from lowest to highest:

  • Pure Air Freshener (5.5oz)
  • Annie's Mac & CHeese (2.1oz bowl)
  • Vicks ZZZQuil Pure ZZZs
  • Yogurt Smoothie
  • Almond Toca Toffeee
  • Oral-B Glide Dental Floss

Katherine puts the items in this order:


The ARPs are:

$1.99 $3.29 $4.99 99¢ CANDY SLEEP AID

Katherine will putt from the 3rd line.

Drew attempts the insipration putt...*MISS*

Katherine attempts her putt...*MISS*

Drew changes the game to "Hole In One or Two"!

Katherine attempts the second putt...*SUCCESS*


Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Jonathan $6,979 70 STAY .70 *SHOWCASE*
Chad $9,650 55 75 1.20
Katherine $18,145 5 25 .30


Jonathan has the honors...

SC1 - Zane

  • $2,000 of house cleaning services for a year (Manuela)
  • Trip to France (RT Coach to Nice, FR then to Cannes for a 7n stay in a 2br country home with pool courtesy of + guided half-day tour, VIP access to festival for 2) (Manuela)
  • 2019 Hyundai Accent SE (1.6L engine, 6-speed AT, FWD, rear bumper applique) (Rachel)
Bid: $27,500

SC2 - Jonathan

  • Backyard (CozyDays: Resin wicker sofa with 2 chairs; Firesense: 2 electric patio heaters) (Manuela)
  • Trip to Riviera Nayarit (RT Coach to Puerto Vallarta, MX then to Riviera Nayarit for a 6n all-inclusive stay the Grand Serenis Matali Hills + private RT airport transportation) (Rachel)
  • 2018 Chevrolet Cruze LS (1.4L engine, 6-speed AT, FWD, paint/fabric protection) (Manuela)
Bid: $22,500

Results: 4 out of 6
Winnings: $77,948
Biggest Winner: Zane

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Re: TPiR Recap - 4/8/2019
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 01:14:53 PM »
TAPING REPORT: Show #8711K. Taped 2/4/19, Aired 4/8/19. I was contestant #33.

“In which I wasn’t called, but I gained notoriety for knowing a lot about the show.”

For some background about what happens at a taping, see my post here:,29948.0.html

INTERVIEW: As I mention in my generic “what happens at a taping” report, Stan asked me about what I do and where I live. I thought the interview went well, but of course, they only take 9 people. So you never know, but you should never count on being called. I certainly wasn’t.

SEATING LOCATION: I was the third person to the right of the very front of the blue $ sign, if you’re looking at the audience from the stage. I had an excellent view of everything happening.

BACKGROUND ABOUT MY VOICE: I don’t have an inside voice. I’m always loud, and when you put me in a loud crowd, I can get REALLY loud. In other words, people around me will hear me if I want them to, even in a loud studio. Now on to the game notes.

GAME ONE: Most Expensive. Zane was almost right next to me in line so I was ecstatic when he was called and he got up on stage. It was his second taping that day, as he had attended the 8:30 AM taping, didn’t get called, but he & his wife had so much fun they got back in line. Stan asked him during his interview what his favorite part of the previous taping was and he said seeing Bruce win the showcase. As for the game, I ran into his wife after the taping was over, and she said she was trying to get him to guess item #3, as was most of the audience. After Zane lost, he apparently committed to listening to his wife for any future decisions he had to make on the show. Smart man :).

GAME TWO: Card Game. Card Game looks fantastic on TV, but it’s a total dud from the audience’s perspective, as we can only see the back of the prop, which is some nice wood panelling. So if you see us craning our necks during the game, it’s so we can see the TVs hanging from the studio’s ceiling to keep track of what’s happening. Anyway, when Franklyn drew the Ace, I was screaming $23,500 for the Compass. That wasn’t quite within the $1,000, but the people around me still were complimenting me for a job well done.

GAME THREE: Cliff Hangers. I hadn’t seen those prizes before, but this game has been winnable by guessing $20/$30/$40 for the three prizes in almost every playing for the last 20 years. So as soon as George finished the descriptions of the prizes, I shouted “20 30 40!” The audience around me turned around and gave me some looks, but then the prices were revealed. First prize: $20. Second prize: $30. Third prize: $40. Now I’m getting a lot of high fives from the people around me—and some looks from the corner of the stage from Stan Blits, the guy who interviews everyone before the show.

GAME FOUR: Safe Crackers. There was an edit here, as they forgot to put the marks on the stage where Drew and the contestant were supposed to stand. Anyway, two keys to winning this game: a) the price of the small prize always ends in 0, and b) listen to the cost of the entire prize package and do some math. In this case, the whole prize package was $7900-something, and the two possible prices of the headphones were $790 & $970, based on the 0 rule. Doing the math, if the headphones were $790, then the trip would be $7100; if the headphones were $970, then the trip would be $6900. $6900 is a much better sounding price than $7100, so I was confident $970 was the price of the headphones. When Chad dialed in $790, I’m screaming at the top of my lungs, and I think his friends took notice of it, and started screaming at the top of their lungs to get him to change it. Eventually he got the hint and changed it. Phew. I got more high fives from the people around me, and more looks from Stan. Drew commented during the commercial it was a good thing his friends got his attention.

ITEM UP FOR BIDS #5: I dabble in photography, so when I saw the camera, I figured it’d be around $700. Then Drew reminded the bidders to bid on the camera and the case. I pegged the case at $30, so I shouted $730. Actual retail price: $730, and now everyone around me is going nuts.

GAME FIVE: Push Over. The first price is never right in this game, which left two realistic options: $8624 and $6249. Now everyone around me is looking at me before attempting to help the contestant. No pressure! But the motorcycle didn’t look like an $8000 bike and the $xx49 ending felt better. Thankfully, $6249 was right.

ITEM UP FOR BIDS #6: Slight edit here. When Rosa bid $3000, for some reason, her screen showed 300 and the extra 0 showed up on the podium on her right. They had her re-give her bid.

GAME SIX: Hole in One (or Two). Everyone around me is looking at me, but I’m clueless about grocery product prices. Good thing Katherine wasn’t looking at me. The entire audience was shocked when the smoothie was 99 cents, and when Katherine started to line up her first putt, Drew told her she had the putter backwards. This resulted in the awkward-looking edit in the show. In any event, when she made the second putt, we all went nuts—you couldn’t help but be happy for her. By the way, during Drew’s putt and the contestant’s putt(s), a stagehand is holding a card that says “Shhh!”

SHOWCASES: Of course, everyone’s looking to me for my best guess at the prices. My guesses were $31,500 and $29,500. Both ended up being over, so it’s a good thing neither contestant paid attention to me. And I was really happy when Zane won—he and his wife will have a great time in France.

On the way out, people were asking me how I did it, and I explained all the above to them. They were all amazed. I decided I had so much fun, I’d come back a couple of days later, and hope the producers didn’t think I was the next Ted Slauson. That show airs a week from today, so more on that when it comes out.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 4/8/2019
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 01:32:03 PM »
Glad you had fun out there, LiteBulb88!

The designer crap claims another victim in Most Expen$ive, followed by a somewhat painful loss in Card Game, but the show turned around with a brilliant playing of Cliff Hangers, with the first and last SPs being guessed exactly right and the second one off by $5.