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FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« on: November 14, 2008, 02:56:51 PM »
The Price is Right Salutes The Troops - Nov. 14, 2008
Production #4512K - Taped Sept. 10, 2008
TPiR Salutes The Troops (or: Battle of the Services)

Drew: stage entrance with a color guard
First Four lineup: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines
Handoff: Brandi

Models of the Day: Lanisha Cole, Rachel Reynolds and Brandi Sherwood
Wearing: Attitudes

For tonight's show, which was originally scheduled to air on Veterans Day, each of four services is represented in each One-Bid round. Here's the difference from the norm: as a player wins their way out of the Row, another from their branch will be called down for the next round. Each player escaping the Row gets a $1000 GC from AAFES.com, and everyone in the audience gets a 1000-minute phone card.

Music (other than the obligatory prize cues and the main theme) comes from the Marine Band at Miramar.

1   Comfort Spa-To-Go (R)
SFC RANDALL 2200 SN GILL *850 MSgt BROOKS 1250 Sgt CRUZ 1500 ($899)

Navy Seaman Jacob Gill from Bowling Green, OH plays SWITCH?

(JVC) 47" LCD HDTV (B)$4368$2999
2 Honda CRF 80 Offroad Motorcycles (L)$2995SWITCH!$4368WIN!
2   (MacBook) Laptop Computer (L&R)
+SFC Randall *1300 CPO RUIZ 650 +MSgt Brooks 825 +Sgt Cruz 1200 ($1499)

Army Sergeant First Class Deborah Randall from Fort Irwin, CA plays LET EM ROLL for a Mini Cooper Conv. (Std., 115HP, 5 Spd., Sunroof, Window)(L&R)($22,600)

Gold Bond Ultimate Healing$9.12
(Tidy Cats Scoop) Cat LitterLOWER6.74*
Ester C Supplement (90)HIGHER9.99*

THE ROLLS...

1. 2 Cars & $200 Banks 2
2.3 CARSWIN!
3   Mizerak 2-In-1 Game Table (B)
Spc IBARRA 400 CPO Ruiz 425 +MSgt Brooks *595 +Sgt Cruz 1 ($600)

Air Force Master Sergeant Robin Brooks from Las Vegas, NV plays FREEZE FRAME for a trip to Brussels (6n)(L&R)

4032
85$7362
LOSS
73
5062
2913
SHOWDOWN #1
$600MSgt Brooks  20 + 95OV
8,266SN Gill1001.00*$1000*   Bonus 50   Through to Showcase Round
24,099SFC Randall  45 + 45.90
4   Bowflex Extreme Home Gym (L)
Spc Ibarra 2000 CPO Ruiz 2001 SrA CALLAHAN 1300 +Sgt Cruz *1400 ($1599)

Marine Sergeant Samuel Cruz from Oceanside, CA plays CARD GAME for a Ford F-150 (Std., AC)(B&R)

Margin: $2000

Starting Bid:$15,000
1.9♣90015,900
2.Q♠100016,900
3.J♦100017,900
PRICE$19,120
DIFF–1,220WIN!
5   Croton His/Hers Stainless Watches (from above)
Spc Ibarra 800 CPO Ruiz 825 SrA Callahan *826 LCpl HILTON 785 ($1000)

Air Force Senior Airman Chad Callahan from California City, CA plays RACE GAME

1st
CorrTable Tockey Table899
30" Stainless Freestanding Range2159
His/Hers Bowling Equipment1075
JBL Harmon/Kardon Home Theater System1597
RIGHT[4]
TIME LEFT:35EXACTA!
6   (JVC) Digital Camcorder (R-in the Row)
Spc Ibarra 1275 CPO Ruiz 1100 SrA TERRY 897 LCpl Hilton *1400 ($2000)

Marine Lieutenant Corporal Ashley Hilton from Oceanside, CA plays SQUEEZE PLAY for a Yamaha VX110 Waverunner (B&L)

Setup:9 2 4 9 8
Pick:$ 9 2 9 8
Price:$ 9 2 9 8WIN!

BTW: The other three who didn't make it out of the Row were: Army Specialist Juan Ibarra from Fort Irwin, CA, Navy CPO James Ruiz from Temecula, CA, and Air Force Senior Airman Morgan Terry from San Diego, CA

SHOWDOWN #2
$6,629SrA Callahan30 + 60.90
11,298LCpl Hilton95 stay.95Through to Showcase Round
20,719Sgt Ruiz85 + 60OV
SHOWCASE ROUND
LCpl Hilton has the honor.

SC1-LCpl Hilton Broyhill Attic Heirloom Dining Group
Noritake Colorwave Dinnerware/Stemware (B)
PS3/Wii/XBox Game Package
(Sony) 70" Projection HDTV (L)
Ford Fusion SE (Std., AT, Prot)(R)
BID$27,000
PRICE36,244
DIFF–9,244
TOTAL$48,732
SC2-SN Gill Human Touch Massage Chair (R)
Harley Davidson VRSCDA V-Rod Nightrod Motocycle (L)
Chevy Corvette (Std., 6.2l, AT, Stereo, GPS, #Z51, #3LT)(B)
BID$60,000
PRICE74,489
DIFF–14,489
TOTAL$  9,266
Today's Pricing Games: 5 for 6 (...if only the Master Sergeant had acted sooner!)
Total Winnings: $110,045

...and I say we do this again next year! Best show of the season in my book.


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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 12:03:22 AM »
Any five-win day is pretty nice, and even better - a decent lineup order! Though LER 2nd was a little odd. No SP game? :(

It looks like it was another contestant-and-her-friends-thought-it-was-this-when-everyone-else-knew-it-wasn't in Freezy. Good wins in both car games, easy setup in Switchy and Squeezy was good to see, and nothing stupid said in Racey and well-done (expensive range!!). I would have liked to see Drew say at least something instead of letting her remove the 4 completely on her own.

SCs were...meh. At least it wasn't the worst we've seen, and there were themes.

Oh yeah...green screen during Freezy. Drew, I assume you had a hand in putting those images. The trip isn't about the food or actors from the location, so don't start messing around with that, too.

A- : for everyone getting $1000 win or lose and the messages to home after each game, I'll bump up the grade a bit. :)

Was this show worth holding for primetime?
With the 5/6 day and the 'Vette, I guess so, but it's borderline.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2008, 12:04:55 AM by Wayoshi »
S4x... the show's stabilized into something decent now, I guess...

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 12:45:58 AM »
It was interesting to think that Stan needed to pick a total of 24 contestants instead of the usual 9 since the contestants would be replaced by a member of their military branch.

That said, even though it was uniquely unusual, I honestly didn't like the format because it somewhat took away the spirit of the show.  Never has it been a competition between groups, of sorts.

I was pleasantly surprised to see a short game start off the show, and found it especially interesting at night when it hardly ever happens.

Was it odd to anyone else, on such a special show, to have Rich build up a huge introduction to the car, and have it be a Ford Fusion?  I know the show wasn't intended to air in Primetime, but it certainly seemed out of place to me.

Last, I felt Showcase 2 was awkward, especially for this type of show.  The line about having "a car that will ruin everyone else's day because they just don't have one."  Doesn't that sorta work against the patriotic spirit of our wonderful Country?

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 12:48:55 AM »
I thought tonights episode was very well done. I'm assuming it was agreed that this was a primetime special after it was recorded. If that was the case, the beginning and ending were nicely edited. The majority of the contestants selected were very good. I also thought it was nice for Price to give away a $1,000 pre-paid phone card and a $1,000 shopping spree to any of the 6 contestants who were lucky enough to get up on stage.
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008, 12:52:26 AM »
Last, I felt Showcase 2 was awkward, especially for this type of show.  The line about having "a car that will ruin everyone else's day because they just don't have one."  Doesn't that sorta work against the patriotic spirit of our wonderful Country?

Not only that...doesn't it kinda go against the spirit of The Price Is Right itself?
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2008, 12:56:02 AM »
I enjoyed tonight's show.  Yeah, it may have been originally intended as a daytime show, but anytime you have a Corvette in a showcase, it's pretty cool.

I liked the fact that the band played the intros and outros just to mix things up a bit. 

Although most of the prizes throughout the show were nothing out of the ordinary, it was still enjoyable to watch.  I'm glad they decided to run it at night.  It may have exposed the show to people who do not normally watch during the normal daytime slot.
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2008, 01:01:37 AM »
The Race Game win reveal was sorta off, too.  But yes, I agree the Corvette is always nice to see.

The Bowflex was never even described.  The prize copy just said "Stay in shape -- at home!"  And never mentioned what the prize was.

Small item I noticed:  The credits did not include Jeff Thisted as Production Coordinator, and listed Scott Robinson as the Production Coordinator.  When this show was taped, Jeff was most definitely still with the show and Scott Robinson was still a Production Assistant, I believe.
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2008, 01:03:07 AM »
I really wouldn't be surprised if that "37 years" montage narrated by Rich was edited in post-production.

I thought it was interesting for those Marines to be in front of door #2, move so Drew could walk through, and walk with him to the handoff.

I found it awkward that Drew threw to Rich for the plug about the 1,000-minute phone card that each winning contestant would receive, after the first item up for bids had been described.

It was awesome to see something other than a car or cash game first, I hope that whomever slots the games nowadays will soon realize how boring it will get for one of those two games to lead off every single show.

I found it to be rather un-patriotic that a Mini Cooper was offered in Let 'em Roll as well as some Honda motorbikes in Switch?.  

Also, was Brandi ever tasked with the croupier in Let 'em Roll before this show?  It seems that she got confused as to which blocks had to be given back to be rolled again after the first roll.

The corny introduction to the trip to Belgium was just beyond unnecessary, it was completely pointless, in my opinion.  Words were beyond me when Rich introduced the home gym with "Stay fit...at home!" instead of saying "It's a new home gym!" and that bit about YouTube for the camera would have worked better in a well-written showcase rather than the bidding rounds.

I thought it was very nice for the show to show veterans stationed overseas to say hi to their families at home, like the 2002 primetime specials.

Seeing Card Game was a nice change of pace after seeing all the Money Games, Cover Ups, and Dice Games lately.  Drew should really work on the reveal and build suspense instead of showing the ARP card to the contestant and almost mumbling it to the home audience.

Well, I don't think someone has ever taken Squeeze Play into his or her own hands before, but it resulted in a win!

Showcase #1 was decent, I only have qualms about the staging of the furniture and the prize recap at the end, but showcase #2 was just bad, sure it was exciting for a Corvette to be at the end, but the horrible writing just killed the enjoyment out if it for me.  Especially with that interaction between Drew and Rich in between the prizes.

Aside all those things I didn't like, I found this show to be quite enjoyable, very much more enjoyable compared to the show that aired this morning.

Also, evidently they made a new daytime TPIR promo, featuring Taylor's Lucky $even win, a $25,000 win on the Wheel, and, I was surprised at this, they kept Marie's Plinko playing from all the way back on October 16, 2007 in there.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2008, 01:28:13 AM »
Overall I thought this was a really good show.  I think it was just worthy enough for primetime.  To me it felt like something bigger than a regular daytime show.  I guess it could've gone either way.

I liked the idea of one member of the branch just on stage being the next call down and the friendly competition between the branches.  I know it goes against the tradition of the show, but in this special case it was fine to me.

It was also a nice touch to give them the phone card and gift certificate as bonus prizes.

I was expecting to see a Big 3 game first, but it was a refreshing change to see a quick game first.  Also a shock to not see Plinko.

The intro for the Belgium trip was just unneeded.  Things like that was what I was afraid they would use the green screen for, and it comes up on this show of all times.  Very awkward intro for the home gym too and also when Race Game was won.

The showcases could have been better theme and writing wise.   Both cars just seemed forced in, and the build up to the Corvette was pretty unsettling.  They could have made the Showcase about patriotism or American prizes and have the Corvette's build up be something like "and finally, what is more patriotric than... a new Corvette!!!"   






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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2008, 01:36:43 AM »
I agree, John. 24 contestants doesn't sit well with me either... if it had been all Navy winners, for instance, then no more of any of the other branches would have been called down! However, the $1,000 bonuses were a nice reward for those in uniform, as well as the small clips of those overseas.

Nice lineup tonight, especially Switch? being played first.

Why did Drew say "You only have 37 seconds left!" in Race Game tonight? That made no sense- that's plenty of time.

goldenroadfanatic, I agree with you a lot tonight:

Letting the contestant remove the Squeeze Play digit (2) was a nice touch.

I also did not care for the showcase descripitions- odd wording in #1 (how about describing the PS3/360/Wii as "video game package". #2, I felt, for prize 2, did not make sense. However, I loved seeing the Corvette. First, when I saw our runnr-up I thought he would have a  :gotc: , then, when I saw his bid, I thought, "WOW, waaay over!" Of course, he winds up garfing. Ah, the ironies of life...

Grade: B+. For an A, I would have like to seen a pricing game for a luxury car.

Worthy of primetime? Yes, because our armed forces are so important. They deserve this spotlight. In addition, the pricey showcases helped me form this judgement.
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2008, 01:47:33 AM »
Other than the fact that the wording of Showcase #2 was a bit awkward, I found tonight's show really good.  It seemed to fit perfectly at night, and I liked the opening montage.

Tonight's show proves that you don't have to start with a car or cash game to have an exciting show.  They started with a nice quick game (Switch?), and that got the ball rolling, which kept the spirit up through the whole show.  Although I was a bit bummed not seeing Golden Road or Triple Play to open the show.

I was hoping for Hole in One tonight.  Instead, we saw Let 'em Roll, which was a bit strange.  Brandi had a bit of a senior moment when she tried to give the contestant only two blocks to roll instead of three, which was pretty funny.  Awesome win.

That was a really awkward introduction of the home gym.  If they're going to add taglines before the prize description, Rich needs to at least say the name of the prize.

I don't know who Robin was listening to, but there was no way that Belgium trip was $4K.  Darn shame she stopped there, too.  If only she would've listened with the audience and gone with $7K, we would've had a perfect show.

I usually don't like seeing Card Game, but thank goodness it wasn't Money Game or Cover Up!  LOL @ Samuel picking up Brandi.

That was a great exacta in Race Game!  Although the jukebox reveal was a bit weird.

Nice of Drew to let the contestant take out the fake number in Squeeze Play.  I'm surprised he didn't stop them.

Hurray for the showcases having a Corvette!  Where were all the other luxury cars though? :-?

Overall, great show!
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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2008, 02:00:19 AM »
I caught the show late, but Drew undersold the reveals to all the second half games. Kind of a bummer that this primetime airing may be a lot of people's rare exposure to Drew doing Price, and for him to phone it in here...lame. The atmosphere was nice, but Drew's lack of trying really showed.

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2008, 03:41:08 AM »
Also, evidently they made a new daytime TPIR promo, featuring Taylor's Lucky $even win, a $25,000 win on the Wheel, and, I was surprised at this, they kept Marie's Plinko playing from all the way back on October 16, 2007 in there.

I noticed something else in that promo.....the quick shot at the begining, where the two models (I believe one of them was Rachel) were pushing Drew out from beind the big doors in a rowboat.....is it me, or is there a new "Barker Wall" to be introduced soon?

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2008, 03:57:31 AM »
Samuel is the envy of every red blooded American Male's dream by lifting the beautiful Brandi Sherwood in his arms, he's my contestant of the 1st quarter (in my estimation, the 1st quarter runs from September to November) out of 4 quarters of the Price Is Right's season. Nice win too in the Card Game. This was a first-rate show.

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Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR SPECIAL 11/14/2008
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2008, 09:19:06 AM »
I thought it was neat in the intro how Drew came out to the band playing, instead of the usual Price theme. Having the band the whole show was cool really. Was awkward with the reveal for the $1,000 things though, I will admit.

2nd showcase was kinda awkward too, and repetitive.