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Title: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on October 29, 2021, 01:06:17 PM
Episode #9565K (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special: 70s)
Aired – 10/29/2021; Taped – ??/??/2021
Models: Manuela Arbelaez, James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds
Microphone Handoff: Rachel
First Four Contestant Seating: Left to Right

The first set of doors for Drew revealed a second set of doors labeled The New Price is Right. Those revealed Drew, which had a turntable behind it. Drew is also using a corded mic like Bob did.

First IUFB: Roller Skates (C7 Skates: 2 pairs for her, 2 pairs of vegan leather for him; 4 packs of wheels, 8 extra stops); ARP: $510 (Manuela and Rachel)

CAROL CARL SHENIKIQUA HAYDEN
525 *485 375 1

The winner is...
CARL


Carl is playing Any Number for random cash, a smartphone (128GB smartphone with 6.8in display; car mount) (James) or a 2022 Kia K5 LX (1.6L engine, 8-speed AT, FWD, remote start and cargo net) (Manuela). (The old Match Game Hollywood Squares cue, a former car cue, played during the car description.)

CAR 2
SMARTPHONE
PIGGY BANK

Carl picks 6.

CAR 2 6
SMARTPHONE
PIGGY BANK

Carl picks 4.

CAR 2 6
SMARTPHONE 4
PIGGY BANK

Carl picks 3.

CAR 2 6
SMARTPHONE 3 4
PIGGY BANK

Carl picks 7.

CAR 2 6
SMARTPHONE 7 3 4
PIGGY BANK

LOSS. Board was:

CAR 2 5 1 6 0
SMARTPHONE 7 3 4
PIGGY BANK 9. 2 8

Second IUFB: Turntable (U-Turn Audio: solid walnut turntable and 10 albums); ARP: $829 (Rachel)

CAROL RACHELLE SHENIKIQUA HAYDEN
2 *675 1 550

The winner is...
RACHELLE


Rachelle is playing THE 1972 VERSION OF Double Prices for a new living room (Allform: Fabric sectional with coffee table, 2 end tables, rug) (James).

$
$9231
$5758
WIN
$5758
$5758

Third IUFB: Television (50in QLED 4K smart television with artwork display mode); ARP: $1,300 (James)

CAROL MICHELE SHENIKIQUA HAYDEN
1 700 835 *1050

The winner is...
HAYDEN


Hayden is playing Back to '72 for $50,000 in cash (Rachel and Manuela).

Hayden has $50 to price these three items:

  1. GE Power Spray Steam & Dry Iron (October 11, 1972)
  2. Wilson D2000 Steel Tennis Racket (October 19, 1972)
  3. Wyler Shock Ladies Watch (September 29, 1972)
IRON
$0
 
$50
$17
$22
45
TENNIS RACKET

$40
 
$90
$55
$52
42
LADIES WATCH
$90
 
$190
$137
$150
29

WIN (Total Winnings: $50,224)

SCSD #1

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Carl $1,244 10 25 .35
Rachelle $6,587 90 STAY .90 *SHOWCASE*
Hayden $51,524 55 95 1.50
OVER

Fourth IUFB: Arcade Game (Polycade: retro wall-mounted arcade game with PC with 8GB RAM, 1TB HD with 16 handpicked games); ARP: $4,599 (James and Manuela)

CAROL MICHELE SHENIKIQUA DAVID
2010 1750 *2500 1500

The winner is...
SHENIKIQUA


Shenikiqua is playing Money Game for a 2021 Cayenne Red Metallic and Super Black Nissan Kicks SV (1.6L engine, CVT, FWD, floor mats, paint/fabric protection, splash guards) (Rachel).

MONEY GAME

    21 50 78
    64 36 97
    22 86 23
    F 9 R

Shenikiqua picks [21] – [$$]

21   $$ 50 78
    64 36 97
    22 86 23
    F 9 R

Shenikiqua picks [23] – [F]

21   $$ 50 78
    64 36 97
    22 86 F
    23 9 R

Shenikiqua picks [97] – [$$]

21   $$ 50 78
97   64 36 $$
    22 86 F
    23 9 R

Shenikiqua picks [64] – [$$]

21   $$ 50 78
97   $$ 36 $$
64   22 86 F
    23 9 R

Shenikiqua picks [50] – [$$]

21   $$ $$ 78
97   $$ 36 $$
64   22 86 F
50   23 9 R

LOSS (Total Winnings: $232; ARP: $23,978)

Fifth IUFB: Trip to Palm Springs (RT Limo to Palm Springs, CA for a 3n stay Saguaro Palm Springs + daily breakfast; They used a trip skin here.); ARP: $2,672 (James, in very skimpy shorts)

CAROL MICHELE CARRI DAVID
*2300 1700 1345 2000

The winner is...
CAROL


Carol, who was on the show in the 1970s when she was 23 (she's 70 now) and won cosmetics on Bonus Game (then called Higher or Lower (they displayed her appearance on screen)), is playing Most Expen$ive for:

1. Telescope (Compact 127mm telescope with mount, 2 eyepices, phone adapter red dot view fnider) (Rachel).
2. Designer Accessories (Gucci: 70s inspired canvas and leather belt, loafers, sunglasses for him; leather sandals, neck scarf, sunglasses for her) (James).
3. Computer (Apple: 24in iMac with 16GB RAM, 2TB SSD, 6-speaker sound system) (Manuela).

Guess: 2.

$1030 $3615 $2499
  WIN  

Sixth IUFB: Camera Collection (Polaroid: 3 instant cameras with 2 color film packs, 1 black & white film, wall grid photo display); ARP: $621 (Manuela)

AUDREY MICHELE CARRI DAVID
*525 375 995 376

The winner is...
AUDREY


Audrey is playing Grocery Game for a 1972 Chevrolet C20 Custom Fleetside Longbed Cheyenne (350HP V8 engine, 700R AT; ARP: $39,500) (James).

Items:

  1. (The Password is) Old El Paso Traditional Refried Beans (16oz)
  2. Old Spice Fiji with Palm Tree Anti Perspirant & Deodorant (2.6oz)
  3. Old Country Large Hot Dog Buns (12ct)
  4. Old English Wood Protector & Cleaner (12.5oz)
  5. Old Bay Seasoning (of Maryland) (2.62oz)
Audrey picks 2 deodorant. ARP of one:
$5.99
x2 for a total of:
1
1
9
8
Audrey picks 2 polishes. ARP of one:
$6.99
x2 makes it:
2
5
9
6
LOSS

SCSD #2

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Audrey $621 55 55 1.10
OVER
Shenikiqua $4,831 55 50 1.05
OVER
Carol $9,816 65 .65 *OVERTIME*

THE FABULOUS SHOWCASES

Carol has the honors...

SC1 - Rachelle

TRICK OR TREAT
  • Home Bar (Costway: 3pc bar table set with trolley cart) (Manuela)
  • Trip to Oregon (RT Coach to Portland, OR then to Seaside for a 6n stay in a cabin at Starry Night Inn + daily breakfast, 2 admission tickets for Halloween Tour in St. Helens) (Rachel)
  • Pair of 2021 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Motorcycles (903cc engine, 5-speed transmission, 2 helmets) (James)
Bid: $21,439

SC2 - Carol

A VERY BRADY CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT SHOWCASE
  • Basketball Arcade Game and Skee Ball Machine (Pop-a-Shot: dual basketball game with custom backboard, 9 extra balls; Roll & Score: skee ball machine) (Rachel)
  • Trip to Hawaii (RT Coach to Maui, HI for a 6n stay in an oceanview room at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa + surf lesson for 2) (Christopher)
  • 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport LE (2L engine, CVT, FWD, welcome package, tonneau cover, wheel locks, black lug nuts) (Manuela)
Bid: $32,000
Rachelle
21439
OREGON/CYCLES
25484
4045
OREGON/CYCLES
Carol
32000
HAWAII/SUV
35658
3658
HAWAII/SUV
*WIN*
$45,474

Results: 3 out of 6
Winnings: $110,281
Biggest Winner: Carol

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Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: GameShowKid on October 29, 2021, 01:08:18 PM
Inconsistent. I think thatís a good word to apply to todayís show. There are numerous music cues genuinely from the 70s for all sorts of prizes that could have been used for the entire episode, and it was great to hear those we did, but instead we got a mix of those and more recent ones. And would it have been too much to ask for cues that traditionally fit the type of prize (showcase, small item, grocery, etc.) and to have them played at traditional times? I guess so.

And I didnít like the parody/MadTV/SNL feel of the show. In the 70s history of Price, the host, the announcer, and the contestants didnít use catchphrases, moves, and then-current slang just to use them.

But wasnít it great to hear Bonus Game called "Lower or Higher" and to see the clip of the contestant, Bob, and the original board (without ďBonus GameĒ)? And she won her showcase! :-)
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on October 29, 2021, 01:12:24 PM
Whew!  What a show!  Back to 72 for 50 Grand, Classic Cues left & right, Peter Brady, the cast dressing up, and 3 automobiles offered!  What a way to send us into the weekend!

It sucks that no cars were won in the pricing games that offered them.  I feared that someone would choose the season number; yet I expected a ton of people to do so this year, and weíre only in October.  It has happened several times this year alone.  I missed the first one, and the second one was part of a win.  Like before, it was the playerís last choice.  Meh; I didnít think Money Game was easy today.

Any Number and Grocery Game were disappointing.  However, I loved seeing $50,000 won in Back to 72, complete with classic cues.  I agree with GameShowKid in terms of the inconsistent theme.  The cues were sorta out of place, but I'll take it.  Better to hear them from time to time than to not have them show up at all.

Finally, major redemption for eventual showcase winner Carol.  After things may not have gone well playing Bonus Game, she wins Most Expensive and the showcase which gives us a contestant walking out with a car to end the show.

Felt more like a 70s celebration more than a Halloween show, but Iíll take it.  That set though; nice!  I wouldnít mind it if they went back to carpeting the turntable spot.  Christopher Knight cameo in the showcase was perfect.  It canít be said enough: when it comes to celebrations and whatever else, TPIR gets it!

Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: GameShowKid on October 29, 2021, 01:20:34 PM
Any Number and Grocery Game were disappointing.  However, I loved seeing $50,000 won in Back to 72, complete with classic cues.  I agree with GameShowKid in terms of the inconsistent theme.  The cues were sorta out of place, but I'll take it.  Better to hear them from time to time than to not have them show up at all.
Appreciated SeaBreeze341. I agree with you; those that were played were great to hear. And I forgot to mention the retro extra set of doors Drew entered through. Very nice touch.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on October 29, 2021, 01:45:35 PM
Appreciated SeaBreeze341. I agree with you; those that were played were great to hear. And I forgot to mention the retro extra set of doors Drew entered through. Very nice touch.

I think I definitely forgot about the retro doors completely, probably because there was so much in today's special that it was a minor part of a show that was trending upward (except for some of the results).  I was wondering at the beginning why George was behind his Drew intro, and then boom!  There's the 1972 doors.  That was so nice
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: Hag on October 29, 2021, 01:50:52 PM
I enjoyed the show. I particularly liked the 70's style IUFB displays and the showcase podiums. Nice win on Back to '72 as well.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: JarodJGames on October 29, 2021, 02:17:41 PM
I liked the show for the most part, really liked the old cues returning, the eggcrate-like displays on contestants row makes a return from decades week, loved old Double Prices and even a remake of the old SC Podiums, would have liked to hear classic Bean Stalker and not the Remix version same I believe could go with Big Banana. 
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: EvilChameleon on October 29, 2021, 02:53:59 PM
If I was putting together a collection of great episodes for a Blu Ray release, this would absolutely be one of those episodes. Tremendous from start to finish in just about every way.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: LiteBulb88 on October 29, 2021, 04:56:46 PM
I loved this special. So many callbacks to the 1970s. Some of the ones that I really liked were:

* Drew having a corded mic (even if he did also have a wireless mic).
* All games coming from 1972 except for Bt72.
* The trip skin for Palm Springs in IUFB #4.
* Drew saying "The password is old" during Grocery Game--he did that so well I had to make sure I wasn't watching Buzzr.
* The asterisk in contestant's row to indicate which contestant won the one bid.
* Finding a contestant from the 1970s to be on the show again!

It's too bad there weren't more winnings (especially the cars), but still, well done, TPiR staff!
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: Alfonzo on October 29, 2021, 05:15:54 PM
* Finding a contestant from the 1970s to be on the show again!

Even cooler was that the contestant played a 1972 game: Bonus Game when it was still called "Higher or Lower"...or "Lower or Higher", according to the contestant. Probably would have been played today if they didn't need to promote Back to '72.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: OneBidTris on October 29, 2021, 05:21:38 PM
Agreed with others about it being inconsistent. There were some really nice touches, like the classic door at the top, the lovely turntable and colors, and the podiums and DP looked good. Not a big fan of how the eggcrates looked on the displays, especially in the showcases, but that's a noble attempt at the aesthetic. Cues were all over the place and very mixed on my feelings on them, from the accuracy to the spotty use of them. The clip of the retro contestant was nice. Overall, I think the element were more great than bad and made for a fair Halloween show, even if I wanted a little more from it.

I've also been looking up the SPs from back in the day to see if they actually were on the show back in '72. It helps that it's a well chronicled year and we know what the prices were back in the day. Here's what I found (with photos if I could find the shows):

General Electric Spray, Steam, and Dry Iron:
0063D - October 11 (Five Price Tags) W
0112D - November 14 (Five Price Tags) W
http://www.dropbox.com/s/b4ge41rgcteuhz6/Screenshot%20%2846%29.png?dl=0 (http://www.dropbox.com/s/b4ge41rgcteuhz6/Screenshot%20%2846%29.png?dl=0)

Wilson T2000 Tennis Racket:
0074D - October 19 (Five Price Tags) L
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dq9fj9fmcgorund/Screenshot%20%2845%29.png?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/dq9fj9fmcgorund/Screenshot%20%2845%29.png?dl=0)
0131D - November 27 (Five Price Tags) W

Wyler Ladies Watch:
0045D - September 29 (Bonus Game) W
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: ThatDonGuy on October 29, 2021, 05:24:04 PM
I was going to say that the only thing missing was Bonus Game, as I remember that being one of the "originals," but I have a feeling Standards & Practices would have had a problem with either (a) the possibility of the contestant having played it in 1972 playing it again, or (b) the show rigging the contestant order so she couldn't be one of the first four, which would have allowed them to play Bonus Game first without the possibility of her playing it.

I know I'm being pedantic, but my main two problems were, (a) they could have done a better job with the fonts used for the IUFB and Showcase bids, and (b) the showcase podiums didn't say "showcase" back then - weren't they left blank until they came back from commercial?

And somebody refresh my memory - how many shows into the run was Clock Game first played?
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: Alfonzo on October 29, 2021, 05:33:10 PM
I was going to say that the only thing missing was Bonus Game, as I remember that being one of the "originals," but I have a feeling Standards & Practices would have had a problem with either (a) the possibility of the contestant having played it in 1972 playing it again, or (b) the show rigging the contestant order so she couldn't be one of the first four, which would have allowed them to play Bonus Game first without the possibility of her playing it.

Paul Levene played Bonus Game twice...
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: blozier2006 on October 29, 2021, 05:37:29 PM
And somebody refresh my memory - how many shows into the run was Clock Game first played?
Per the Timeline, Clock Game debuted on the Monday show of Week 2 (0021D, 9/11/72).
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: thatvhstapeguy on October 29, 2021, 06:28:52 PM
I do enjoy the 70s specials like this, but they often come out looking like a parody/caricature. Showcase podiums and carpet much appreciated. Would have liked to see Money at center stage.

Don't know why they can never seem to get a round eggcrate font, I think they've tried to emulate it three times now, and every time it's been the square "lights."

I think the cue inconsistency has a lot to do with Stan being gone. The current staff knows how to use the modern cues, but the older stuff they have no clue. Like Big Banana vamp for SP descriptions, the 1983 truck/van cue in a Showcase, and even Bean Stalker in a Showcase recently. Correct me if any of these uses are in fact correct.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: Briguy on October 29, 2021, 07:50:27 PM
Seeing TPiR on Pluto, I imagined for myself a "Very Brady Showcase" that might have aired in 1983, with all sorts of prizes. Kind of like a nighttime/primetime-level showcase that would absolutely have busted the budget of that era.

With several of the original Brady cast members, here's what I came up with:

* Outdoor barbecue island (to replicate the outdoor grill on the Bradys' patio), along with a $500 gift certificate from the Iowa Pork Producers and Washington apples ... for (and let's do the best Bogart impression here) "pawk-chawps ... and applesauce," of course.

* Trips to the Grand Canyon, Hawaii and Cincinnati (to King Island's Resort), each for a week. (For all the on-location Brady trips.)

* An acoustic guitar (for Greg's singing career and a producer's attempt to make him into Johnny Bravo).

And to top it all off ...

* TWO NEW CARS. This being the 1983-1984 era, I picked the Ford Mustang GLX convertible and the Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire, each loaded to the hilt.

I know I forgot things that came from signature episodes, such as the pool table (from a late episode), boxing equipment (from the Buddy Hinton episode) ... and the list might go on.

At least today's show included a pool table (as part of a game room package), a trip to Hawaii and a multi-passenger vehicle.

Brian
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: tpirguyMN on October 29, 2021, 08:09:32 PM
Great to hear some of the old cues and the classic "New PIR" doors.
I never thought I would ever hear my personal favorite cue on a first-run show again:  the 1983 truck/van cue!  A very pleasant surprise.

A couple of other nice touches:
*the camera pan from the rafters as Drew was walking out
*the brand name cards
*not putting the showcase cards (if they were cards?) on until after the break (i.e., the "TRIP/CAR")
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: GameShowKid on October 29, 2021, 08:24:15 PM
I think the cue inconsistency has a lot to do with Stan being gone. The current staff knows how to use the modern cues, but the older stuff they have no clue. Like Big Banana vamp for SP descriptions, the 1983 truck/van cue in a Showcase, and even Bean Stalker in a Showcase recently.
It's not difficult at all for someone to watch complete 1972 (or later in the decade) shows to get a very good idea at what and when particular cues were used. I did that today, watching an episode for free from October of that year on YouTube, hosted by Dennis James. Even Stan wasn't working at Price then. And just reading "1983 truck/van cue" for a '70s show feels awkward.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: imhomerjay on October 29, 2021, 08:48:56 PM
Iím somewhat amazed though not surprised that with this much effort to create a fun approximation of a 70s era for a day, there is still the degree of nitpicking.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: Grammar-Nazi on October 29, 2021, 10:54:17 PM
We learned today from Hayden that the small walls the audience sit behind are not secured to the floor.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on October 29, 2021, 11:17:21 PM
Recap posted. Sorry on the delay. Required a bit of extra coding which I'm still sorting out.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: MSTieScott on October 30, 2021, 01:24:19 AM
Iím somewhat amazed though not surprised that with this much effort to create a fun approximation of a 70s era for a day, there is still the degree of nitpicking.

Nitpicking would be "the shapes of the numbers in the eggcrate simulations on the One Bid displays and the Showcase displays didn't perfectly match the way they looked in 1972, nor did they match one another for some weird reason." I think that "they played music from a different decade" is a valid note.

Any television show that tries to recreate a past decade gets that level of scrutiny from its viewers. When Stranger Things makes a mistake, it gets pointed out. When people first saw that The Goldbergs was pulling '80s references from all across the decade at the same time, they were confused.

Every time The Price Is Right does a '70s episode, it faces the same dilemma. The first thing most people think of when they hear "'70s throwback" is the shiny, gaudy disco era of Saturday Night Fever -- i.e., the second half of the '70s. That's clearly what Drew and George were channeling, as were all of the contestants who dressed up upon being told that this would be a '70s episode. And that can be a fun theme!

The problem is that every time the show decides to do a '70s theme, it initially comes from the mindset of "and we'll make the set look like it did when the show debuted." A palette of autumnal earth tones from the first half of the 1970s that had fallen out of favor by the time the disco era came into vogue. Still, "this is how TPIR looked in 1972" can also be a fun theme!

However, the two themes do not mesh. The set screams "historic replica of The Price Is Right in the 1970s" while all of the people in front of the set are somewhere else entirely. Look no further than the short clip of Carol's appearance on the show in the actual 1970s -- her outfit was nothing like what she wore to the studio this time around.

Truthfully, I think the show would be better off if its "It's the '70s!" episodes fully leaned into the stereotypical discotheque '70s clichťs -- that's what the average person thinks of and expects to see. Don't worry about what the set used to look like and go all in on rainbow-colored lights and mirror balls. A cohesive theme is better than unforced anachronisms. And they can still work in a little fan service -- after all, "Bean Stalker" and "Big Banana" both sound extremely '70s, but neither cue was a part of the show in 1972.


Carol, who was on the show in the 1970s when she was 23 (she's 70 now) and won cosmetics on Bonus Game (then called Higher or Lower (they displayed her appearance on screen)),
Even cooler was that the contestant played a 1972 game: Bonus Game when it was still called "Higher or Lower"...or "Lower or Higher", according to the contestant.

I don't expect Carol to get it right (given that there was no name on the board), but despite what Milton Bradley may have claimed, the game was called "Bonus Game" from day one.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: ooboh on October 30, 2021, 02:05:41 AM
Nitpicking would be "the shapes of the numbers in the eggcrate simulations on the One Bid displays and the Showcase displays didn't perfectly match the way they looked in 1972, nor did they match one another for some weird reason." I think that "they played music from a different decade" is a valid note.

Perhaps non-ironically, I was a little irked by by the fact the eggcrate numbers werenít exactly the same as those used from 1972-2010. But I digress.

I really donít know why some of you are surprised that people are nitpicking The Price is Right Ö on a Price Is Right chat board. Iíd be shocked if there wasnít any. And thereís nothing wrong with it either.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: SteveGavazzi on October 30, 2021, 04:24:34 AM
Sorry for messing around with the recap, Adam...something near the top got coded differently than usual and was breaking the text size on the page itself.  I think I managed to fix it without destroying anything.

Anyway, what a neat show!  They really went out of their way to 1972-ize this episode.  Heck, they even lucked into a way to work Bonus Game into it without playing it!  I especially love that they went to the trouble of putting carpeting back on the Turntable and building a new old Double Prices podium.

George was shown in what was basically Rod's calldown window.  That was also a nice touch, even if it didn't really have anything to do with the '70s.

EDIT:  You know what else was ridiculously neat?  Someone went to the trouble of breaking the wipe graphics on purpose so they'd look more primitive.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: tpirfan28 on October 30, 2021, 10:41:13 AM
There were also at least two manufacturer cards (the old blue cards, but in yellow) used: on the furniture group in Double Prices and the arcade on bid #4.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: ThatDonGuy on October 30, 2021, 11:35:20 AM
Nitpicking would be "the shapes of the numbers in the eggcrate simulations on the One Bid displays and the Showcase displays didn't perfectly match the way they looked in 1972, nor did they match one another for some weird reason."
I resemble that remark...although my "nitpick" with the showcase podiums (well, besides the displays) was the use of the word "showcase" (in lowercase letters, at that) where the prize descriptions go. I don't remember that being done before the podium colors changed, although remember that I didn't get TPIR for a number of years in the late 1970s and most of the 1980s.

To be honest, when Any Number came out from behind the turntable, my first thought was, "Couldn't they find a way to get something closer to the old board?", but that would have been pushing it, although they kinda sorta did it with Double Prices (the only thing missing was, it should have had the TPIR/TNIPR logo on the board that covered the actual price).
Also, at first I was a little surprised Grocery Game didn't use the original five items from its first playing, but then I remembered - didn't they do this once before? (I thought it was on the 40th Anniversary show, but they didn't even play Grocery Game on that one.)
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: jlgarfield on October 30, 2021, 11:59:37 AM
Based on what Carol said, she was on the show initially in 1974. What ep it is, we don't know, but it may or may not have aired on GSN back in the day.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: SteveGavazzi on October 30, 2021, 01:41:28 PM
Based on what Carol said, she was on the show initially in 1974.

I think Carol may be remembering her dates wrong -- based on the Turntable, the show she was on was definitely in Season 1.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on October 30, 2021, 06:33:30 PM
I will explain the coding. Some of the coding is ripped from the Bob Barker 90 special, which resulted in background issues....probably what caused the text issues.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: JarodJGames on October 30, 2021, 06:54:14 PM
Adam, CBS did update the airdates and now we know Tape Dates for all the shows from 9541K to Yesterday's Show.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 10/29/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Halloween Special)
Post by: JT on November 01, 2021, 07:37:29 AM
Great to see all the special touches - TNPIR doors, orange carpeting, etc.  Great to see a contestant from the early days come back and win big!   I was trying to figure out why James changed into running shorts and sandals just for Most Expensive though?  Also, in Back to '72, there was no reason to offer $50,000.  Way too much money for such an easy game.  The contestant would have been over the moon with half of that amount.   But otherwise, a great Halloween theme given 50th Season celebration this year!