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TPiR Recap - 11/11/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Veterans Day Special)
« on: November 11, 2021, 01:01:14 PM »
Episode #9584K (TPiR Season 50 Veterans Day Special)
Aired – 11/11/2021; Taped – 9/19/2021
Models: James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds
Microphone Handoff: Rachel
First Four Contestant Seating: Left to Right

First IUFB: ATV (Kymco: Mongoose 270 EURO with 270cc engine, CVT with reverse, helmet); ARP: $4,629 (James)

OTTO TRENDEL RALPH MADALYN
3800 3900 2900 1

The winner is...
TRENDEL


Trendel, an 28 year Army veteran (8 combat; 20 reserve), is playing SAFECRACKERS for a trip to Washington DC (RT Coach to Washington DC for a 6n stay in a deluxe room at the Fairmount Washington DC Georgetown + daily breakfast, guided sightseeing tour) (James) and luggage (His and her suitcases with 2 neck pillows; ARP: $8,475) (James).

ARP of the luggage is the combination to the safe. The numbers are: 0, 4, 6.

OPEN
LOCK
6
4
0

$640

Second IUFB: Laptop Computer (Apple: 13in MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD); ARP: $1,499 (Rachel)

OTTO JOHN RALPH MADALYN
1500 850 1400 1200

The winner is...
RALPH


Ralph, a veteran of the United States Navy who served starting in 1958, joined the submarine service (USS Seadragon – SSN584) in 1961 for 26 months (spending 4.5 months in Vietnam), is playing Back to '72 for a 2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS (1.2L engine, CVT, FWD; ARP: $22,795) (James).

Ralph has $50 to price these three items:

  1. Mirro Portable Electric Broiler
  2. Schick Flexamatic Shaver
  3. Channel Master 8-Track Cartridge Player
Broiler
$0
 
$50
$25
$15
40
Shaver

$0
 
$50
$24
$35
29
8-Track Cartridge Player
$150
 
$250
$200
$180
9

Third IUFB: Coffee and Tea Package (Cuisinart: 14cup coffee maker, espresso maker, 1500w electric kettle, coffee grinder); ARP: $550 (James)

OTTO JOHN JAMES MADALYN
900 899 895 500

The winner is...
MADALYN


Madalyn, a MC-130H Loadmaster for the United States Air Force, is playing BALANCE GAME for a new trailer (Runaway Campers: 6x8 RangeRunner with front cargo rack, roof rack, full size bed; Orca Coolers; 2 hard coolers, 2 soft coolers, 3 thermometers, 8 insulated cups) (Rachel).

Bags: $660, $1000, $4000, $7000

Madalyn places $660 on the the scale.

Madalyn places $1000, $7000: 8660

James places the bag on the scale...


$660
$1000
$7000
TRAILER

ARP: 8660

Result: WIN

SCSD #1

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Madalyn $9,210 45 85 1.30
OVER
Trendel $13,104 70 STAY .70
Ralph $24,524 15 75 .90 *SHOWCASE*

Fourth IUFB: Fishing Kayaks (Pelican: fishing kayaks with 2 pedal-drive technology, 1 with swivel seat and storage hatch; 2 paddles, 2 transport carts, 2 crate bags); ARP: $4,310 (James)

OTTO JOHN JAMES MICAH
2501 4500 4200 2500

The winner is...
JAMES


James, a retired member of the United States Coast Guard, is playing Grand Game for a chance to win up to $10,000!

The target price is...

$6.00

James starts out at $1.00:

$1.00

The items are:

  • ChapStick Classic Original Skin Protectant (0.15oz)
  • Mrs. Smith's Original Flaky Crust Apple Pie (37oz)
  • Star Balsalmic Vinegar (12oz)
  • Skippy Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (15oz)
  • Cascade Complete Dishasher Detergent Pods (78ct)
  • Nissin The Original Cup Noodles Chicken Flavored Ramen Noodle Soup (2.25oz)

Pick 1: Noodles

49¢
$10.00

Pick 2: Lip Balm

$2.49
$100.00

Pick 3: Peanut Butter

$3.79
$1,000.00

Pick 4: Pie

$7.49
$0

LOSS (ARP of the vinegar: $4.99; ARP of the pods: $17.99)

Fifth IUFB: Trip to Carmel (RT Coach to Monterey, CA then to Carmel for a 3n stay in a deluxe guest room at the Cypress Inn + daily breakfast, round of golf); ARP: $4,061 (Rachel)

OTTO JOHN MICHAEL MICAH
2000 1650 1799 3200

The winner is...
MICAH


Micah, a veteran of the United States Navy, is playing Most Expen$ive for:

1. Home Bar (Solid pine bar with 2 stools) (James).
2. Game Table (Rustic reversible card game table with 4 chairs; poker set) (Rachel).
3. Television (75in QLED smart 4K television) (George)

Guess: 1.

$1195 $2176 $3000
LOSS    

Like yesterday we had the first 3 players from the first 4 called on down, and the last struggling to get out. We have it with Otto, the Marine Corps veteran. He bids 2nd here and has a last chance to avoid Salisbury, Maryland. Will he? He has the chance to be upped twice too.

Sixth IUFB: Turntable Package (Crosley: 2-speed turntable with media console,, 3 bluetooth speaker, A-Z wood dividers, 2 album crates, record carrier); ARP: $1,556 (James)

OTTO JOHN MICHAEL AVIS
899 2000 2001 1600

The winner is...
OTTO


Otto, an alumnus of the United States Marine Corps, escapes and is playing Dice Game for a 2021 Colorado Red Jeep Renegade Sport (2.4L engine, 9-speed AT, FWD, all-weather floor mats, paint/fabric protection) (Rachel)

1st roll...
Picks: n/a

4
2
5
4
5
2nd roll...
Picks: lower

4
2
5
4
5
4
3rd roll...
Picks: higher

4
2
5
4
5
4
4
4th roll...
Picks: n/a

4
2
5
4
5
4
4
6
4
6
The ARP is...
 

2
5
4
5
4
2
3
4
6
4
6

WIN

SCSD #2

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Micah $4,061 50 65 1.15
OVER
James $4,310 90 STAY .90 *SHOWCASE*
Otto $26,792 70 85 1.55
OVER

THE FABULOUS SHOWCASES

Ralph has the honors...

SC1 - Ralph

VIP YOU ARE
  • Trip to Belize (RT First Class to Belize City, BE then to private island for a 6n stay at an overwater thatch cabana at Saint George's Caye Resort + all meals, RT airport transfers, complimentary non-motorized watersports) (Rachel)
  • Designer Watch (Rolex: Stainless steel watch) (Rachel)
  • 2021 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT Coupe (2L engine, paddle shift with AT, RWD) (James)
Bid: $55,000

SC2 - James

RED, WHITE & BLUE TRIBUTE TO YOU
  • Grill (DeLuxe: 2 burner gas grill with electronic igniter) (James)
  • Trip to Colorado (RT Coach to Montrose, CO then to Telluride for a 5n stay in a 1br condo at Mountain Lodge Telluride + pair of lift tickets) (James)
  • 2021 Alto Blue Metallic Ford Bronco Sport Big Bend (1.5L engine, 8-speed AT, AWD) (Rachel)
Bid: $46,000
Ralph
$55,000
BELIZE/CAR
$45,492
BELIZE/CAR
James
$46,000
COLORADO/SUV
$38,942
COLORADO/SUV

Results: 4 out of 6
Winnings: $82,001
Biggest Winner: Otto ($26,792)

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Re: TPiR Recap - 11/11/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Veterans Day Special)
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2021, 01:11:10 PM »
Great special this morning!  Very strong start, and although things cooled off just a little bit, there was a rebound from that.  Total bummer with the Double Overbid.  While I think they were right to bid high, they went more than a tad bit too high.  I figured that James should’ve bid $1 upon Ralph’s $55,000 bid, though maybe $25K or $30K would’ve been fair enough as the second.

Back to 72 remains undefeated, and this time it was for a car.  Showcase finalist & top winner Ralph looked doomed, or rather I thought he’d be the first casualty.  Not terrible, but he had 29 to work with on the third prize.

While $10,000 is still nice in 2021 (and probably will be by decade’s end), I don’t know if Grand Game has the thrill it once did with the original cash prize.  Just my opinion.  Showcase finalist and runner up James was so close to a win, but kinda messed up at the end.  Still he was in great spirits, and that’s always a good thing
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Re: TPiR Recap - 11/11/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Veterans Day Special)
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2021, 02:12:33 PM »
Great special this morning!  Very strong start, and although things cooled off just a little bit, there was a rebound from that.  Total bummer with the Double Overbid.  While I think they were right to bid high, they went more than a tad bit too high.  I figured that James should’ve bid $1 upon Ralph’s $55,000 bid, though maybe $25K or $30K would’ve been fair enough as the second.

I’m so used to showcases being outlandishly expensive that I originally thought that neither $46,000 nor $55,000 was an overbid.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 11/11/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Veterans Day Special)
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2021, 02:42:02 PM »
I’m so used to showcases being outlandishly expensive that I originally thought that neither $46,000 nor $55,000 was an overbid.

That is fair enough.  The thing is that you almost never see someone bid reasonably well on those expensive showcases whenever they pop up.  It isn't really common that they do.  OTOH, sometimes people bid higher than average, but there's something in the showcase that would result in a definitive underbid which could cost the contestant (unless the other player went over)
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Re: TPiR Recap - 11/11/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Veterans Day Special)
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2021, 07:00:56 PM »
I’m so used to showcases being outlandishly expensive that I originally thought that neither $46,000 nor $55,000 was an overbid.

The $45,000 I thought was high, but no way did I think the $55,000 was, especially with the trip being first class. Apparently, there are Camaros available with MSRP of $26,000; the cheapest new Rolex I can find with Roman numerals and stainless steel is $10,000, and I am assuming the trip is also $10,000 because of the first class airfare.

Back to 72 remains undefeated, and this time it was for a car.  Showcase finalist & top winner Ralph looked doomed, or rather I thought he’d be the first casualty.  Not terrible, but he had 29 to work with on the third prize.

I noticed that had he selected the middle price every time, he would have won. Anybody know how often that would have worked in the previous playings?

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Re: TPiR Recap - 11/11/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Veterans Day Special)
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2021, 07:39:53 PM »
While $10,000 is still nice in 2021 (and probably will be by decade’s end), I don’t know if Grand Game has the thrill it once did with the original cash prize.  Just my opinion.  Showcase finalist and runner up James was so close to a win, but kinda messed up at the end.  Still he was in great spirits, and that’s always a good thing

I thought it’s long since been time to ratchet the top Grand Game prize — and 1/2 Off too, for that matter — to $25,000 minimum.

And I’d also add It’s In the Bag … $32,000 maybe.

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Re: TPiR Recap - 11/11/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Veterans Day Special)
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2021, 07:50:04 PM »
I noticed that had he selected the middle price every time, he would have won. Anybody know how often that would have worked in the previous playings?

The same result would have been the case: A perfect 5-0 if everyone selected a middle price.  With assistance courtesy of Discord, the wins would have been ones with several dollar to spare, but all the way down to $1 to spare:

10/29/21 = $7
10/18/21 = $1
09/14/21 = $30
09/25/21 = $25


FWIW, I choose the higher dollar amount (ex. $30 over $29 or $65 over $64)

I thought it’s long since been time to ratchet the top Grand Game prize — and 1/2 Off too, for that matter — to $25,000 minimum.

And I’d also add It’s In the Bag … $32,000 maybe.



I'd probably be okay without an increase in 1/2 Off.  Not just because it debuted 24 years after Grand Game, but you can still win it after making all the mistakes possible in terms of pricing.  You're done in GG off of just one mistake.

For Bag?  Meh.  I agree with an increase, but maybe up to $20,000.  $32,000 probably will not be reached more than a couple times at most over a long period of time.  A $20,000 win means the game goes for totals of $1,250 / $2,500 / $5,000 / $10,000 / $20,000
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Re: TPiR Recap - 11/11/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Veterans Day Special)
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2021, 09:06:35 PM »
The same result would have been the case: A perfect 5-0 if everyone selected a middle price.  With assistance courtesy of Discord, the wins would have been ones with several dollar to spare, but all the way down to $1 to spare:

10/29/21 = $7
10/18/21 = $1
09/14/21 = $30
09/25/21 = $25


And adding the primetime playing from the 50th anniversary special...

Prize 1 Range: $0-50 / Middle guess: $25 / ARP: $23 / Diff: $2
Prize 2 Range: $10-60 / Middle guess: $35 / ARP: $47 / Diff: $12
Prize 3 Range: $150-250 / Middle guess: $200 / ARP: $215 / Diff: $15

Total difference: $29
Remaining: $21


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Re: TPiR Recap - 11/11/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Veterans Day Special)
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2021, 09:39:39 PM »
Fought computer issues that delayed this over 2 hours, but it's done.
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