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Offline ucb2912

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What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« on: May 08, 2006, 11:25:03 AM »
Just like the subject says: In all the years that you watched TPIR, what was the most painful loss you saw?

I didn't see what I think is the most painful loss, but I heard about it: The guy who got all six products right in Hole in One, putted from the closest line, and still missed the shot (This was before the Or Two rule was introduced).

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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 11:57:24 AM »
Actually there was one the other day in Dice Game. On the first die the girl rolled a 2 and guessed higher, and then rolled a 1 for the last three. Just like I thought she got a 2, guessed higher, and it would turn out the right number was a 1. It was heartbreaking.
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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006, 03:20:41 PM »
There was a Range Game playing sometime in I think mid season 32 where the bottom of the contestant's $150 range was only ONE dollar more than the actual price of the prize.

I also remember an early season 33 Dice Game where the contestant rolled a 5 for the last number of the car, said lower, and the digit turned out to be a 6.

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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2006, 10:36:27 AM »
The most painful loss I've ever seen was on episode 5,001.
The contestant had 20 in Hit Me and then the house beat the contestant with 21 total.
And, of course, the double overbid at the end of that episode. The runner-up bid $12,700. Her showcase was $12,600. Over by $100. Doggone it!

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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2006, 05:19:41 PM »
Feb. 6/06 Episode, a guy was $53 over his showcase

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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2006, 05:26:31 PM »
A playing of Dice game when a contestant rolls a two and it turns out to be one, or rolls a five and turns out to be six. Those always are tough losses.

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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2006, 07:12:55 PM »
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jwatson2973 wrote:  A playing of Dice game when a contestant rolls a two and it turns out to be one, or rolls a five and turns out to be six. Those always are tough losses.


...except when it happens on the second number and it's totally freakin' obvious that the contestant should have gone the other way.
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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2006, 08:13:39 PM »
I'm having a bit of trouble getting the quote to work.  Anyway, there have been a couple of $1 overbids.

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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2006, 08:39:57 PM »
You pretty much have to do quoting manually.
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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2006, 09:01:20 PM »
I have a 1983 ep. where a Lucky Seven contestant guessed the first three numbers correctly and with one number to go and all seven dollars in her hand, She guessed that the last number was a 0 and it turned out to be an 8. Painful loss!! :cry:  :cry:

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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2006, 09:11:53 PM »
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edmojautis wrote:  I have a 1983 ep. where a Lucky Seven contestant guessed the first three numbers correctly and with one number to go and all seven dollars in her hand, She guessed that the last number was a 0 and it turned out to be an 8. Painful loss!! :-(  :-(


That's not painful.  That's just stupid.
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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2006, 09:43:57 AM »
Excuse me for having a short memory, but here's my two from the last week or so:

Painful for the player: Michelle taking the prizes and having the car right in Temptation (I guess that's not a full loss, and she got DQ'd, but still...). Oh, and the one time I see Triple Play (last Friday), the guy gets it wrong on the 3rd car - that always hurts.

Painful to watch: That one lady last week who took all the time in Bonkers to make ONE guess. ><

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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2006, 10:50:53 AM »
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I have a 1983 ep. where a Lucky Seven contestant guessed the first three numbers correctly and with one number to go and all seven dollars in her hand, She guessed that the last number was a 0 and it turned out to be an 8. Painful loss!!  



That's not painful. That's just stupid.


No I'd say it's very painful -- you thought you had almost a sure thing until you lose it all on one digit!

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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2006, 10:53:31 AM »
I have to agree with Steve that the Lucky $even situation is not painful, but stupid.  If the contestant had only picked 5, then s/he would have won no matter what the number was.  The contestant lost because s/he played badly, simple as that.  Not a painful loss.  Just a stupid one.

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Re: What was the most painful loss you saw on TPIR?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2006, 11:00:34 AM »
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PIR85 wrote:  No I'd say it's very painful -- you thought you had almost a sure thing until you lose it all on one digit!


And you'd be completely wrong.  It was entirely her own fault and entirely preventable, and as such, extremely stupid.
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