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TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« on: February 17, 2021, 01:02:29 PM »
Episode #9313K (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week – Day III)
Aired – 2/17/2021; Taped – 12/14/2020
Models: James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds
Microphone Handoff: N/A (due to COVID19)
First Four Contestant Seating: 1, 3, 2, 4

First IUFB: Trio of Electronics (Apple: 13in MacBook Air with 8GB RAM, 5123GB SSD, 256GB iPad Pro, Series 6 44m Apple Watch); ARP: $3,147 (James)

FELECIA ALI ZACHARY FRANCIS
3000 2250 2500 3001

The winner is...
FRANCIS


Francis, a worldwide ESL teacher, is playing Pass the Buck for $80,000 IN CASH. There are options of $5000, $10000, $20000, $50000 plus the 2 lose everythings.

1) Rold Gold Pretzels Tiny Twists Original Pretzels (1lb)
2.29
$
3.29
ARP: $3.29
2) Aspercreme with Lidocaine No Mess Applicator (2.5oz)
6.98
 
6.98
ARP: $6.98
3) Dawn Ultra Dish Soap (28oz)
3.99
$
4.99
ARP: $4.99
4) Applegate Organics Organic Chicken Strips (8oz)
8.49
8.49
ARP: $8.49
Francis chooses number 5.
1
2
3
4
$20,000
6
Francis chooses number 4.
1
2
3
$10,000
$20,000
6
Francis bails with the $30,000. (He would've picked #3)
$50,000
$5,000
LOSE EVERYTHING
$10,000
$20,000
LOSE EVERYTHING

Second IUFB: Tabletop Arcade Game (Game Room Guys: Golden Tee Go game); ARP: $2,495 (Rachel)

FELECIA ALI ZACHARY CRYSTAL
900 799 901 500

The winner is...
ZACHARY


Zachary, a public utility worker, is playing Money Game for a 2021 Mazda Mazda3 (2L engine, 6-speed AT, FWD, all-weather floor mats, wireless charging pad, paint/fabric protection) (James).

MONEY GAME

    87 49 68
    21 22 73
    56 94 20
    F 1 R

Zachary picks [22] – [F]

    87 49 68
    21 F 73
    56 94 20
    22 1 R

Zachary picks [73] – [$$]

73   87 49 68
    21 F $$
    56 94 20
    22 1 R

Zachary picks [68] – [R]

73   87 49 R
    21 F $$
    56 94 20
    22 1 68

WIN (Total Winnings: $22,241)

Third IUFB: Chainse Longue (2-piece modular design with ottoman and throw blanket; Yamaha: turntable with 3 albums); ARP: $1,333 (James)

FELECIA ALI DAWNIELLE CRYSTAL
2000 1 1235 1525

The winner is...
DAWNIELLE


Dawnielle is playing Double Prices for a new home gym (Ativafit: flywheel spin bike, workout bench; 2 71.5lb adjustable dumbbells and one stand; Inspire Fitness: high-intensity cross rower; 75in HDR smart 4K television) (Rachel).

$8816
$
$5719
$8816
$5719
LOSS

SCSD #1

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Dawnielle $1,333 85 STAY .85 *SHOWCASE*
Zachary $24,736 75 75 1.50
OVER
Francis $33,147 40 40 .80

Fourth IUFB: Designer Accessories (Coach: Keychain, wallet, backpack and scarf for him; keychain, backpack, wallet, and cashmere scarf for her); ARP: $1,950 (James)

FELECIA ALI RACHEL CRYSTAL
1999 1401 1400 1500

The winner is...
CRYSTAL


Crystal is playing Card Game for a 2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS (1.2L engine, CVT, FWD, all-weather floor mats, sport pedal kit, and paint/fabric protection) (Rachel).

The starting price is
$15,000
. The target range is
$2,000
Crystal draws a
8♠
.
$15,800
Crystal draws a
K♥
.
$16,800
Crystal draws a
2♣
.
$17,000
Crystal draws a
2♠
.
$17,200
Crystal draws a
7♣
.
$17,900
Crystal draws a
A♣
.
$22,000
Crystal stops at
$22,000
ARP is
$23,489
For a difference of
$1,489
For a result of
WIN

Fifth IUFB: Cutlery (Wusthof: 4 high-carbon stainless steel knives with kitchenshears, honing steel and block); ARP: $697 (Rachel)

FELECIA ALI RACHEL DANA
400 550 851 850

The winner is...
ALI


Ali is playing Bonus Game for a trip to Quebec (RT Coach to Quebec City, QC for a 5n stay in a suite at Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac + daily breakfast, one five-course dinner; ARP: $11,664) (James).

First prize: Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
Price: $85
Guess: Lower
ARP: $100 (Wrong)


Second prize: Nostalgia Grilled Cheese Toaster
Price: $60
Guess: Lower
ARP: $40 (Correct)


Third prize: Can Opener
Price: $35
Guess: Higher
ARP: $23 (Wrong)


Fourth prize: Costway Electric Juicer
Price: $79
Guess: Higher
ARP: $67 (Wrong)


*
BONUS!
$40
LOWER
 
*
 
*
 

LOSS (Total Winnings: $40)

Felecia is still here and in prime bidding position. The limo, which just managed to avoid Trump Plaza being detonated, is here ready for another trip east. Green Creek, New Jersey awaits if Felecia doesn't escape.

Sixth IUFB: Trio of 360° Cameras (3 digital HD cameras); ARP: $1,030 (Overhead)

FELECIA SORN RACHEL DANA
350 500 798 800

The winner is...
DANA


Felecia blows her golden ticket while Dana, who has a Malcolm Jamal-Werner haircut, is playing Easy As 1-2-3 for:

  1. Vanity Set and Beauty Products (Metallic finished vanity table with stool; Dyson: supersonic hair dryer; Chanel: 4 brushes, 1 mascara, 1 eyeliner, 2 eyeshadow pallets, 1 blush, liquid lip color and lipstick) (Rachel)
  2. Pair of Electric Bicycles (Aventon: Electric modern suspension electric bicycles) (Rachel and James)
  3. Grill (Bull: Grill with 32-piece tool set) (James)

1
VANITY SET
$1364
3
ELECTRIC BIKES
$3198
2
GRILL
$2394

WIN

SCSD #2

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Ali $737 65 STAY .65
Dana $7,986 60 10 .70 *SHOWCASE*
Crystal $25,439 5 60 .65

THE FABULOUS SHOWCASES (JACKPOT: $52,686)

Dana has the honors...

SC1 - Dawnielle

TAKE YOU TO NEW HEIGHTS
  • Trip to Alaska (RT Coach to Fairbanks, AK for a 5n stay in a cedar lodge at Aurora Borealis Lodge + wildlife tour with ice fishing) (Rachel)
  • 2021 Toyota Tacoma SR (2.7L engine, 6-speed AT, RWD, utility package, mini tie-down loop, all-weather floor mats, door sill protectors) (James)
Bid: $25,400

SC2 - Dana

THE SWEET LIFE
  • Kitchen (Stainless steel over the range microwave, electric range, dishwasher, french door fridge courtesy of Plessers.com; KitchenAid stand mixer; 360 Cookware: 5-piece bakeware set) (James)
  • Trip to South Beach (RT Coach to Miami, FL for a 6n stay in a premium suite at the Beacon Hotel South Beach + daily breakfast, RT airport transportation) (James)
  • 2020 Kia Rio S (1.6L engine, IVT, FWD, etch protection) (Rachel)
Bid: $25,000
Dawnielle
$25,400
ALASKA/TRUCK
$30,916
$5,516
ALASKA/TRUCK
Dana
$25,000
MIAMI/CAR
$28,277
$3,277
MIAMI/CAR
*WIN*
$88,949

Results: 3 out of 6 (with 1 bailout)
Winnings: $174,341
Biggest Winner: Dana

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 01:10:01 PM »
For the first time in it’s history, Pass The Buck was played first.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 02:35:18 PM »
Now Buck shows up in a slot it never has before (and it's never been a big money game before, even). And it was an awkward amount, $80000.

If this was a Bob era 3-car show with no gimmicks, I bet it could have gone like this... Card, DP, Bonus, Buck, Eazy, Money
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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 04:18:51 PM »
There’s always a first time something happens. No biggie.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2021, 06:37:46 PM »
Looks like another game, or at least variation, to add to the "they're not too worried about giving away the maximum" list.

I figured that the only way anyone was going to win the $80,000 was if they got three picks (of course) and found the 10 and 20 on the first two - who's going to risk $50,000 for $20,000 more - and even then, it's hard to risk $30,000 with a 50% chance of getting zero. (Okay, who said, "Isn't that pretty much how 100 Grand Game works, assuming one of the last three is obviously over the target?")

Note that, from a purely mathematical standpoint, keeping the $30,000 is the correct move; the expected value of using the third pick is  (1/4 x 80,000) + (1/4 x 35,000) + (1/2 x 0) = $28,750.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2021, 07:15:11 PM »
Recap posted.

Note the recaps are going to be late tomorrow and Friday.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2021, 07:22:13 PM »
Note that, from a purely mathematical standpoint, keeping the $30,000 is the correct move; the expected value of using the third pick is  (1/4 x 80,000) + (1/4 x 35,000) + (1/2 x 0) = $28,750.

I agree with you, but I think your definition of your calculation should be changed to be “the expected value of the contestant’s final winnings.” Unless I misinterpreted what you said, the expected value of third pick would be (1/4 * $50,000) + (1/4 * $5,000) +
(1/2 * -$30,000) = -$1,250. Since the expected value of the third pick is less than zero, the mathematical result remains the same: he should’ve stopped, and he was correct to do so.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2021, 07:34:58 PM »
There’s always a first time something happens. No biggie.

True, it's no big deal, but we like pointing out little minutia around here. I find it quite interesting that this week we've had two games played first for the first time.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2021, 09:22:56 PM »
This is a silly thing to notice, but the border of the green Contestants' Row display doesn't appear to be attached to the podium all the way.  There's a tiny, little strip of the screen that sticks out underneath it, and when there are special graphics that change when people bid like there are this week, you can see the color on it change.  I'm sure no one at the show cares, and they probably shouldn't care, but it's just noticeable enough that once you've seen it, you can't not see it.

They don't appear to have included the toaster from Bonus Game in the rolling jackpot.  That bothers me more than it probably should.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2021, 09:31:13 PM »
They don't appear to have included the toaster from Bonus Game in the rolling jackpot.  That bothers me more than it probably should.

It bothers me a lot, too!  I know it is only $40, but I thought that everything won on stage was added to the total?  On the Ludacris episode, they added the $6 from the Any# piggy bank to his charity total, so why not the $40 here?

I guess I won't lose any sleep over it!  :lol:

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2021, 10:52:47 PM »
With Buck winning the top amount was very unlikely-- either the contestant would bail with $30,000 like Francis did or even $20,000, and definitely would bail with $50,000. The best case scenario would've been picking $10 or $20,000 first then $50,000.

Interesting that both car games were won while Double Prices for a pretty cheap prize was lost and Bonus Game was nearly a wipeout. $8,816 was clearly too much in DP, while the SPs were not super easy in Bonus and the ice cream maker was the toughest of the four to get.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2021, 11:07:14 PM »
Even though it wasn’t,
but would picking the $50k in Pass the Buck today count the game as a WIN in the ‘books’, being that it’s the highest single prize on the board ala what the car would be on a regular day, or would a true WIN only be considered for winning the whole $80k and anything else is a bailout?

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2021, 01:13:33 AM »
Even though it wasn’t,
but would picking the $50k in Pass the Buck today count the game as a WIN in the ‘books’, being that it’s the highest single prize on the board ala what the car would be on a regular day, or would a true WIN only be considered for winning the whole $80k and anything else is a bailout?

I would put it as a win. In argument, a true WIN in normal Buck is a car + $8000. The $50,000 would be a win of top prize under my car standards.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2021, 01:43:47 AM »
The "official" definition of a win in a cash game is if the big amount announced at the top of the game is won, which was $80,000.

Of course, Big Money Week didn't exist when those definitions were made, and we don't know if the current staff follows them. Big Money Week screws so badly with the "official win" definition it's totally possible they just don't track them in big money games or they make up their own rules to fit the situation.

We also don't know if the show even tracks wins or "partial wins" like these anymore. We care if a show is a 3/6 or 4/6 for our fan records, but it's totally possible they only care about how the prize budget is affected.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/17/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 3)
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2021, 02:33:39 AM »
The "official" definition of a win in a cash game is if the big amount announced at the top of the game is won, which was $80,000.

But Pass the Buck isn't a cash game.  It's a car game.

$50,000 functioned as the car today.  If you got that, you won.
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