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TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« on: February 16, 2021, 02:00:01 PM »
Episode #9311K (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week – Day II)
Aired – 2/16/2021; Taped – 12/14/2020
Models: James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds
Microphone Handoff: N/A (due to COVID19)
First Four Contestant Seating: Left to Right

First IUFB: Designer Handbags (Gucci: Canvas pouch and messenger bag, mini leather chain bag and pouch); ARP: $3,470 (James and Rachel)

LISA BIANCA MEL JERAMI
1750 3500 1250 1475

The winner is...
LISA


Lisa is playing PLINKO! for a chance to win $1,000,000!

Drew gives her a free Plinko chip.
$


Chip #1 (Soap Dispenser) (Rachel):

7
8
She picks 7...
$
WIN!
$74


Chip #2 (Carafe):

4
0
She picks 0...
4
9


Chip #3 (Handheld Steamer):

9
0
She picks 0...
WIN!
$60
$


Chip #4 (Electric Scrub Brush):

3
9
She picks 9...
3
6


Lisa drops the first chip...

 
           
$
 
 
5
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
5
0
0
0 200
0
0
0
0 2
5
0
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
$
1,000

Lisa drops the second chip...

 
$
             
 
5
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
5
0
0
0 200
0
0
0
0 2
5
0
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
$
2,000

Lisa drops the third chip...

 
         
$
   
 
5
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
5
0
0
0 200
0
0
0
0 2
5
0
0
1
0
0
0
5
0
0
$
4,500

LOSS (Total Winnings: $4,634)

Second IUFB: Cookware and Counterop Appliancs (Le Creuset: 6-piece set with utensil set; Wolf Gourmet: griddle, convection oven; award from Eggland's Best); ARP: $2,510 (James)

ALLISON BIANCA MEL JERAMI
1200 2000 1550 1325

The winner is...
BIANCA


Bianca is playing One Wrong Price for:

  1. Steam Shower (Luxury 2-person steam shower with chroma therapy lighting) (James)
  2. Game Table (2-in-1 game table with accessories) (Rachel)
  3. Fridge (3-door french door fridge with family hub) (Rachel)
$3490 $1700 $1206
SHOWER GAME TABLE FRIDGE

Bianca picks the fridge...

$3490 $1700 $1206
$3490 $1700 $2699
    WIN

Third IUFB: Desktop Computer (Apple: 21.5in iMac with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD); ARP: $1,099 (Rachel)

ALLISON ANNA MEL JERAMI
850 1100 950 900

The winner is...
MEL


Mel is playing Gridlock for a 2021 Volkswagen Jetta S (1.4L engine, 8-speed AT, FWD, driver assistance package, VW Care, paint/fabric protection) (James)

Mel is given the first number, which is 2.

$2
$2
18
54
36
38
75
92

Mel selects 54 as the second and third numbers of the car.

$2
18
36
38
75
92
$2
54

That's not right, but he has one more chance. Mel picks 36.

$2
18
54
38
75
92
$2
36

LOSS (ARP: $21,838)

SCSD #1

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Mel $1,099 80 STAY .80 *SHOWCASE*
Lisa $8,104 25 85 1.10
OVER
Bianca $10,399 25 80 1.05
OVER

Fourth IUFB: Digital Camera (Sony: 24.3MP mirrorless camera); ARP: $1,600 (Overhead)

ALLISON ANNA JUSTIN JERAMI
895 1 1300 1400

The winner is...
JERAMI


Jerami, marking a First Four Sweep, is playing Check Out for a pizza package (Big Mama's and Big Papa's Pizzeria: 54x54in 2-topping pizza with $350 gift card; Cozy Days: Extendable dining table with 4 chairs; Bull: powder coated propane pizza oven; ARP: $8,689) (James and Rachel).

Guesses   ARPs Differences
2.00 Gerber Baby Food (2ct) $1.36 0.64
2.75 Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad Mix (7.75oz) $2.99 0.24
3.50 Thomas' Bagels (6ct) $4.99 1.49
5.50 Popsicle Ice Pops (6ct) $3.99 1.51
7.25 Vicks VapoRub Ointment (1.76oz) $6.49 0.76
21.00 Totals 20.07 0.93 WIN

So, apparently someone in the graphics department goofed. Badly. The graphics card was $6.49, but the programming of the game was for $6.74. While it wouldn't have changed the impact of the game, I will keep this up as displayed, even if it's mathematically incorrect. Below is what it should have looked like.

Guesses   ARPs Differences
2.00 Gerber Baby Food (2ct) $1.36 0.64
2.75 Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad Mix (7.75oz) $2.99 0.24
3.50 Thomas' Bagels (6ct) $4.99 1.49
5.50 Popsicle Ice Pops (6ct) $3.99 1.51
7.25 Vicks VapoRub Ointment (1.76oz) $6.74 0.51
21.00 Totals 20.07 0.93 WIN

Fifth IUFB: Pair of Smartphones (128GB smartphones with 6in OLED display and wireless charging capabilities); ARP: $1,398 (James)

ALLISON ANNA JUSTIN CALLENA
2200 1300 1301 1100

The winner is...
JUSTIN


Justin, a schoolteacher, is playing Cover Up for a 2020 Hyundai Venue SE (1.6L engine, IVT, FWD, auto armor, first aid kit) (Rachel).

        4
      9 7
    3 1 9
  0 8 5 6
3 9 5 2 0
2 8 4 7 5
M O N E Y
         
         
        4
        7
    3 1 9
      5 6
3 9 5 2  
  8 4 7 5
2 0 8 9 0
         
         
        4
         
    3 1 9
      5 6
3 9   2  
  8 4   5
2 0 5 7 7
2 0 3 1 6
         

LOSS

Sixth IUFB: Personal Boxing Trainer (Nexersys: Personal boxing trainer with digital trainer); ARP: $2,295 (James)

ALLISON ANNA DENICE CALLENA
1250 900 1300 1699

The winner is...
CALLENA


Callena, a professional hair stylist, is playing SQUEEZE PLAY for a trip to Kauai (RT Coach to Kauai, HI for a 5n stay in a 1br oceanfront unit at the Parrish Collection Kauai + daily breakfast and dinner) (Rachel).

The 5, 0 or 8 is incorrect.

         
7 5 0 8 9
 
Callena removes the 0...

         
$ 7 5 8 9
$7589
WIN

SCSD #2

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Justin $1,398 75 STAY .75
Callena $9,884 10 60 .70
Jerami $10,289 75 STAY .75 *OVERTIME*

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 TOTAL RESULT
Justin $1,398 50 .50
Jerami $10,289 55 .55 *SHOWCASE*

THE FABULOUS SHOWCASES (JACKPOT: $24,167)

Jerami has the honors...

SC1 - Mel

LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH & FAMOUS
  • Home Theatre (Leather loveseat, matching seats with cupholders; 65in UHD smart 4K curved television + BluRay Player; professonial vintage-style popcorn cart) (James)
  • Trip to the Hamptons (RT Coach to New York, NY then to Southampton by helicopter for a 6n stay at the Southampton Inn + daily breakfast) (James)
  • 2021 Bayliner Element E16 (60HP outboard motor, AMFMMP3, bow speakers, ABP, trailer) (Rachel)
Bid: $31,500

SC2 - Jerami

CHIEF OF THE SHOWCASE
  • Trip to Washington DC (RT Coach to Washington DC for a 6n stay in a deluxe room at the Fairmont Washington DC Georgetown + daily breakfast) (Rachel)
  • $2,890 in cash (Rachel) (In reference to George Washington's 289th birthday.)
  • 2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT (2L engine, 6-speed MT, RWD, all-weather floor mats) (James)
Bid: $28,700
Mel
$31,500
HAMPTONS/BOAT
$30,509
HAMPTONS/BOAT
Jerami
$28,700
WASHINGTON/CAR
$35,327
$6,627
WASHINGTON/CAR
*WIN*
$69,783

Results: 3 out of 6
Winnings: $100,667
Biggest Winner: Jerami

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 02:45:12 PM »
Once again, Million Dollar Plinko is insanity.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 03:59:05 PM »
A perfect example of when to use my Cover Up strategy; since it was obvious that the first two digits were 20, he should have placed one correct and one incorrect - that way, the next guess is a "free guess" as the other digit will be correct.

And anyone who watches reasonably regularly knew what the One Wrong Price was - it reminded me of the time they played for three cars and had a "$15,000" Mustang.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2021, 04:09:03 PM »
Million Dollar Plinko needs to end. It was a miracle a chip hit the middle last year.

Gridlock and Cover Up were setup for losses.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2021, 06:25:59 PM »
Cover: Wait, "Money"? This would be fine if there WASN'T A GAME WITH NUMBERS COVERING UP THINGS WITH A BLUE AND YELLOW COLOR SCHEME FOR A CAR.

OWP: HMMMM I wonder why the *lowest* price was the wrong one in *Big Money* week XD

Plinko: stop. why not have 1000000 dollar rent. why torture us with something you know is unwinnable.
Bring back Penny Ante, but have it with 3 prizes, one grocery item/prize, 5 pennies, and a $3-5K bonus for playing perfectly, and maybe, just maybe, I will enjoy the show more.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2021, 06:32:36 PM »
^ Million dollar Pay the Rent? Who's gonna go all the way with $100,000 only to finish with zero?

Don't get me wrong, as that could be interesting to watch, but they would not make it easy to win.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 09:43:05 PM »
Still not (snapping my fingers) getting it...

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 09:45:06 PM »
I really thought they'd drop million dollar Plinko after the $200,000 hit last year. We're back to it being quite the disappointment.

The fridge was about as obvious as a choice in One Wrong Price as could be.


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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2021, 11:28:26 PM »
Look, if you insist on Big Money Plinko, at least scale it 5k,10k, 25k, 200k. That way when it falls flat as usual the contestant gets a tidy sum regardless.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2021, 11:59:40 PM »
^ I'd be happy with $100, $1K, $10K, $0, $200K, $0, $10L, $1K, $100.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2021, 12:30:46 AM »
I'd be happy if they played it normally (or with a $20K or a $50K slot or something) and then did some all-or-nothing challenge for $250,000.

I'd be happier still if Big Money Plinko wasn't predictably on the schedule every year but I get that isn't likely to happen.

Under the current rules, it's not exciting if they lose and it's not that exciting if they win. There's nothing done to earn it.
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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2021, 12:49:54 PM »
^ Million dollar Pay the Rent? Who's gonna go all the way with $100,000 only to finish with zero?

Don't get me wrong, as that could be interesting to watch, but they would not make it easy to win.

Do it like this:  1000/5000/10,000/1,000,000

but yes, they still wouldn't make it easy to win.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 2/16/2021 (TPiR Season 49 Big Money Week - Day 2)
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2021, 04:32:30 PM »
Iím okay with $1,000,000 Plinko.  IMO if someone ever wins the game, itís only fair (and fitting) that he or she walks out with a nice seven-figure cash amount for his or her efforts.  I understand the criticism and dislike, but as mentioned itís the showís most popular game.  I do support a plan to increase the other dollar amounts (2500 / 10000/ 50000); at the end of the day, it is a total bummer & a waste when someoneís final total ends up less than what someone would win in 1983 for hitting the center slot just once.  Either way, Million Dollar Plinko, IMO isnít going anywhere.  Besides, Iíve never been a fan of another game offering a bigger cash prize than Plinko.


Speaking of Pay The Rent, Iím not sure it will work unless someone is willing to risk $100,000.  It could work if the show is willing to add a guarantee for reaching the end (similar to WWTBAM).  Maybe a $25,000 guarantee would have more people risking $75K for ten times $100K (or 1 Million).  Thatís the only way I can see it working
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