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Title: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on September 13, 2021, 01:43:54 PM
Episode #9512K (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Aired – 9/13/2021; Taped – 8/17/2021
Models: James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds
Microphone Handoff: Rachel
First Four Contestant Seating: Left to Right

First IUFB: Designer Jewelry (Ross-Simons: 10kt diamond tennis necklace, hoop earings); ARP: $6,190 (James)

PEGGI BENJAMIN DEANNE ROBERT
2482 2500 2875 3100

The winner is...
ROBERT


Robert is playing PAY THE RENT for a chance to win up to $1,000,000!

The grocery items are:

  • Nestle Tolll House Cookie Dough Ice Cream (1.5qt)
  • Fancy Feast Cat Food
  • Alka Seltzer Heartburn Chews (64ot)
  • Bowl Noodle Shrimp Soup
  • Seattle's Best Post Alley Ground Coffee
  • Mrs. Cubbinson's Stuffing (12oz)

Robert places the items in the house...

$1,000,000
 
Antacid
$100,000
 
Ice Cream
Coffee
$50,000
 
SOUP
STUFFING
$10,000
 
CAT FOOD

The ARP of the cat food is 85¢.

$1,000,000
 
Antacid
$100,000
 
Ice Cream
Coffee
$50,000
 
SOUP
STUFFING
$10,000
85¢
85¢

Robert chooses to continue.


The ARP of the soup is $1.79 and the ARP of the stuffing is $3.79 for a total of $5.58.

$1,000,000
 
Antacid
$100,000
 
Ice Cream
Coffee
$50,000
$5.58
$1.79
$3.79
$10,000
85¢
85¢

Robert chooses to continue.


The ARP of the ice cream is $5.99 and the ARP of the coffee is $7.49 for a total of $13.48.

$1,000,000
 
Antacid
$100,000
$13.48
$5.99
$7.49
$50,000
$5.58
$1.79
$3.79
$10,000
85¢
85¢

Robert chooses to bail.


The ARP of the antacid is $8.99.

$1,000,000
$8.99
$8.99
$100,000
$13.48
$5.99
$7.49
$50,000
$5.58
$1.79
$3.79
$10,000
85¢
85¢

Second IUFB: Collection of Headphones (Jabra GN: 4 pairs of wireless headphones, 2 pairs of earbuds); ARP: $1,230 (Overhead)

PEGGI BENJAMIN DEANNE SAVANNAH
1499 600 1500 900

The winner is...
SAVANNAH


Savannah is playing SQUEEZE PLAY for a trip to Iceland (RT Coach to Reykjavik, IC for a 6n stay in a bubble room at Buubble + rental car, Northern Lights viewing tour) (James).

The 0, 9 or 7 is incorrect.

         
8 0 9 7 6
 
Savannah removes the 0...

         
$ 8 9 7 6
$8976
WIN

Third IUFB: Content Creator Kit (Canon: EOS camera with 15-45mm lens, tripod, microphone, remote); ARP: $900 (James)

PEGGI BENJAMIN DEANNE BRYCE
1100 1500 1 900
CLANGERS! $500!!

The winner is...
BRYCE


Bryce, now $500 richer, is playing Money Game for 2021 Toyota CHR LE (2L engine, CVT, FWD, blackout emblem overlay, mudguards, RBP) (Rachel).

MONEY GAME

    84 50 21
    23 38 67
    46 22 75
    F 0 R

Bryce picks [22] – [$$]

22   84 50 21
    23 38 67
    46 $$ 75
    F 0 R

Bryce picks [38] – [$$]

22   84 50 21
38   23 $$ 67
    46 $$ 75
    F 0 R

Bryce picks [23] – [F]

22   84 50 21
38   F $$ 67
    46 $$ 75
    23 0 R

Bryce picks [46] – [$$]

22   84 50 21
38   F $$ 67
46   $$ $$ 75
    23 0 R

Bryce picks [46] – [$$]

22   84 50 21
38   F $$ R
46   $$ $$ 75
    23 0 67

WIN (Total Winnings: $23,173)

SCSD #1

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Savannah $10,206 25 85 1.10
OVER
Bryce $24,573 70 STAY .40 *SHOWCASE*
Robert $106,190 60 90 1.50
OVER

Fourth IUFB: Dishwasher (Thermador: 16-place setting dishwasher); ARP: $1,799 (Rachel)

PEGGI BENJAMIN DEANNE BRENDA
750 1000 1001 700

The winner is...
DEANNE


Deanne is playing Do The Math for home theatre seats and television (Leather reclining chairs; 75in QLED smart 4K television; Blu-Ray player) (James) and designer accessories (Jimmy Choo: leather tote, wallet, glitter clutch bag, ballet flats, suede stiletto pumps) (Rachel).

± $1,088 =
THEATRE
ACCESSORIES
Deanne believes it is
+ $1,088 =
THEATRE
ACCESSORIES
+ $1,088 =
$4,158
$3,070
X

LOSS

Fifth IUFB: Foosball Table (Wooden foosball table); ARP: $1,398 (James v. Rachel)

PEGGI BENJAMIN ROBERT M. BRENDA
899 900 800 801

The winner is...
BENJAMIN


Benjamin is playing That's Too Much for a 2021 Mazda CX30 Select (2.5L engine, 6-speed AT, FWD) (Rachel).

$18,990
$20,050
$21,360
$22,685
$24,095
$ $ $
$ $ $
$ $ $
$ $ $
$ $ $
ARP:
$25,225
LOSS
$18,990
$20,050
$21,360
$22,685
$24,095
$25,500
$ $ $
$ $ $
$ $ $
$ $ $

Well, we knew this was coming for a while. That green streak ensured it. Peggi was the first called down and she's still here. Will she escape a trip to Rhodes Point, Maryland? The golden limo is waiting.

Sixth IUFB: Desktop Computer (Hewlett-Packard: 24in computer with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD); ARP: $1,100 (Rachel)

PEGGI AUTUMN ROBERT M. BRENDA
1401 1100 1400 1200
CLANGERS!! $500!!!!

The winner is...
AUTUMN


Peggi departs while Autumn is playing Bonus Game for a new swimming pool (Modpools: 20x8 container inground pool with spa seating ,8 jets, wall window, pump systyem, wifi, LED lighting, $7500 for installation; ARP: $48,700).

First prize: Philips Pasta Maker (Rachel)
Price: $199
Guess: Lower
ARP: $300 (Wrong)


Second prize: Conair Men Hair Trimmer
Price: $65
Guess: Lower
ARP: $31 (Correct)


Third prize: Mini Touchless Vacuum
Price: $79
Guess: Higher
ARP: $114 (Correct)


Fourth prize: Oxo Mini Food Processor
Price: $50
Guess: Lower
ARP: $32 (Correct)


*
 
$31
LOWER
BONUS!
$114
HIGHER
 
$32
LOWER
 

WIN (Total Winnings: $48,877)

SCSD #2

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Benjamin $1,398 40 25 .65
OVER
Deanne $1,799 5 40 .45
Autumn $50,477 95 STAY .95 *SHOWCASE*

THE FABULOUS SHOWCASES

Autumn has the honors...

SC1 - Autumn

50 YEARS, PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS
  • Trip to New York City (RT Coach for 4 to New York, NY for a 5n stay in a suite at the Conrad New York Downtown + nightlife tour for 4) (Rachel)
  • Pair of Honda Monkey Motorcycles (125cc engine, 4-speed transmission, helmets) (James)
  • 2021 Nissan Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV (3.8L engine, 9-speed AT, splash guards, value truck package) (Rachel)
Bid: $32,617

SC2 - Bryce

AFTER LABOUR DAY, ENDLESS SUMMER THOUGH
  • Frozen Concoction Maker (Margaritaville: frozen machine) (Rachel)
  • Trip to Riviera Maya (RT Coach to Cancun, MX then to Riviera Maya for a 7n all-inclusive stay Sensira Resort and Spa + RT airport transportation, 1 massage each) (Rachel)
  • 2021 SunTracker Bass Buggy 18 DLX (75HP motor, Bluetooth stereo, trailer) (James)
Bid: $36,500
Autumn
$32,617
NYC/TRUCK
$54,278
$21,661
NYC/TRUCK
Bryce
$36,500
MEXICO/BOAT
$36,950
$450
MEXICO/BOAT
*WIN*
$61,523

Results: 3 out of 6 (with 1 bailout)
Winnings: $231,593
Biggest Winner: Robert ($106,190)

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Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: mrbrown2195 on September 13, 2021, 01:48:37 PM
Lots of big prizes but lots of disappointment for a season premiere. This was probably the least impressive season premiere Iíve seen in years and itís the big 5-0. WTH?
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: pannoni1 on September 13, 2021, 01:55:36 PM
It's not the spectacle that was the opening to Season 35, but it's no skunk either. If we averaged today's winnings over the week, we'd wind up with over $900,000, so even though we didn't get that money won on the Big Wheel, the DSW, or even Golden Road like many imagined, this show still had its moments, from arguably the first in-ground pool offered perhaps since the Cullen era, some truly fabulous Showcases where the winner wasn't that far off from a DSW, and having one of the original three games played on the season premiere is always a nice nod, and Drew even gave Bob a shout out during the opening. And best of all, it's nice to have some form of an audience back that was missing all of last season. The primetime special looks to be were the real surprises may be happening, along with perhaps other shows this week.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: The Last Outlaw on September 13, 2021, 02:01:15 PM
For everyone who played the $1,000,000 Pay The Rent at home, this should have been the solution to win the $1,000,000 prize:

ATTIC - Antacid -- $8.99
2nd FLOOR - Coffee + Cat Food -- $8.34
1st FLOOR - Ice Cream + Soup -- $7.78
MAILBOX - Stuffing -- $3.79
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: LiteBulb88 on September 13, 2021, 02:02:13 PM
* Pay the Rent had exactly one solution:

Stuffing (3.79) < Soup + Ice Cream (1.79 + 5.99 = 7.78) < Cat Food + Coffee (0.85 + 7.49 = 8.34) < Antacid (8.99)

This is the first time since 1/24/14 that PtR only had one solution, so they really didn't want that million dollars won. But the $100k Robert won isn't exactly chump change.

* Good for Bryce for avoiding the 50 trap in Money Game! I wonder how many people are going to waste a pick choosing 50 this season. Great day for him overall!

* I was surprised they didn't play one of the new games on the opener.

* Overall, this felt like a good show for the middle of season opening week, but not a great season-opener show.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: JarodJGames on September 13, 2021, 02:31:28 PM
- Shame we didn't see Back to '72 Today, $1M Pay the Rent guaranteed the other wasn't gonna show up
- Was not expecting Showcase 1 to be as expensive as it was
- Had Bryce just added 200 to his showcase bid we could have had a DSW on the season premiere
- I guess we are gonna just waste the budget this week given it's only premiere week given how expensive the Bonus Game big prize was
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: ThatDonGuy on September 13, 2021, 02:35:19 PM
I did notice one thing that wasn't there: the "you now have two years to take your trip if it is delayed by COVID-19" clause is no longer in the credits.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: BillyGr on September 13, 2021, 02:58:09 PM
* Pay the Rent had exactly one solution:

Stuffing (3.79) < Soup + Ice Cream (1.79 + 5.99 = 7.78) < Cat Food + Coffee (0.85 + 7.49 = 8.34) < Antacid (8.99)

This is the first time since 1/24/14 that PtR only had one solution, so they really didn't want that million dollars won. But the $100k Robert won isn't exactly chump change.

* Good for Bryce for avoiding the 50 trap in Money Game! I wonder how many people are going to waste a pick choosing 50 this season. Great day for him overall!

Or perhaps they only wanted the big prize won if the contestant playing the game was someone who knows the show well?  Someone who has watched enough times might be the person who would know enough that, with the big prize being offered putting the small item first isn't likely to be correct.

Also glad to see that he didn't go for that (particularly on the last try), though it did seem that if they were going to stick it in as the right answer (which has happened rarely over the years), this would be the time to do it (as a season premiere, making it an easier win for many who think that is correct, even though it usually isn't).
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: GameShowKid on September 13, 2021, 02:59:05 PM
Welcome back everyone. Gotta say that this felt more like traditional Price Is Right. Great to have an audience back! The lighted 50-year logo on the big doors looks very nice.

What a bonus prize in Bonus Game, and apparently they wanted it won.  As usual, I would have been a lot more excited if the old incandescent light board was still being used.

Iím pretty sure Bryce is not a LFAT, but regardless, nice win in Money Game.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: pricefan18 on September 13, 2021, 03:23:11 PM
Welcome back everyone. Gotta say that this felt more like traditional Price Is Right. Great to have an audience back! The lighted 50-year logo on the big doors looks very nice.

Speaking of the logo, did anyone happen to spot how the opening logo contained a montage of images from the show's past in the number 50? It was subtle so woulda been easy to miss if you weren't paying close enough attention. I thought that was really cool, and marks the golden anniversary of the show very nicely. I wonder if it'll change ala Jeopardy last season day to day, probably not though.

In terms of the show itself....it felt kinda underwhelming to a degree for a premiere. There were elements that really still made me miss Bob and his presence (the perfect bid in which one of the 4 contestants had bid $1 for example), perhaps extra illuminated by Pluto's reruns now and being able to see the comparison between Bob and Drew a bit more than in the past, and for a 50th anniversary, they didn't seem to play it up as much as I woulda expected, though then again they have the primetime special coming up too, so that could be part of why.

Good to see a somewhat normal show again though after last year, even with the distancing still between Drew and the contestants on stage, something I'll honestly never be able to get used to. Will take it over what we had before.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: Briguy on September 13, 2021, 03:35:26 PM
I know this game hasn't been included in every season premiere, but for me, a really good TPiR season premiere is one that kicks off with Golden Road and a fabulously expensive luxury or sports car.

Maybe later this week.

Just my opinion.

Brian
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: pricefan18 on September 13, 2021, 03:59:45 PM
I know this game hasn't been included in every season premiere, but for me, a really good TPiR season premiere is one that kicks off with Golden Road and a fabulously expensive luxury or sports car.

Maybe later this week.

Just my opinion.

Brian

My guess is the Primetime special features it.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: cvjs1993 on September 13, 2021, 04:05:10 PM
Maximum winnings: $1,377,815
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: GameShowKid on September 13, 2021, 04:41:03 PM
Speaking of the logo, did anyone happen to spot how the opening logo contained a montage of images from the show's past in the number 50? It was subtle so woulda been easy to miss if you weren't paying close enough attention. I thought that was really cool, and marks the golden anniversary of the show very nicely.
I did notice that. Classy and a great idea.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: Cephas on September 13, 2021, 04:45:32 PM
For what it's worth, this was intended to be the second aired episode of the season (9512K).

Maybe the intended first episode wasn't worthy enough to be aired as the opener, or it is being held out until the end of the week.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: DylanBe on September 13, 2021, 04:56:45 PM
If this is in the wrong place, feel free to move it, but is there a schedule for Season 50 anywhere yet? Usually, it's up at least a week before the new season starts.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: Wayoshi on September 13, 2021, 05:01:36 PM
For what it's worth, this was intended to be the second aired episode of the season (9512K).

Maybe the intended first episode wasn't worthy enough to be aired as the opener, or it is being held out until the end of the week.
How do you know that?
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: publisher on September 13, 2021, 05:08:37 PM
I enjoyed the show and thought the contestants were mercifully less frenzied (at least on this episode) than of late. Nice to see Bonus on the premiere (and boy, that pasta maker was a definite red herring). I did really like the images reflected in the opening logo.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: Cephas on September 13, 2021, 05:13:39 PM
How do you know that?

Inspecting the page source on the Rent clip on cbs.com reveals the number within the link.
https://thumbnails.cbsig.net/_x/w400/CBS_ProductioÖ45355331751/CBS_TPIR_9512_FB_808677_1920x1080.jpg
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: Wayoshi on September 13, 2021, 05:23:30 PM
Inspecting the page source on the Rent clip on cbs.com reveals the number within the link.
https://thumbnails.cbsig.net/_x/w400/CBS_ProductioÖ45355331751/CBS_TPIR_9512_FB_808677_1920x1080.jpg
Oh, that's new that clips can show that number before 6pm now. Interesting.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: sayingsorry on September 13, 2021, 05:40:55 PM
For what it's worth, this was intended to be the second aired episode of the season (9512K).

Maybe the intended first episode wasn't worthy enough to be aired as the opener, or it is being held out until the end of the week.

This is my one gripe about the new regime/current television. They film all week saying no descript things about what day of the week it is so they can air it in any order they want. "New season!" instead on "Season Premier!" just so they can make sure to air a big win on a certain day instead of planning a specific premier episode no matter what the outcomes may be of that episode.

I don't have actual data to back this up but when they move episodes around on a given week it usually means the rest of the week is not as good so I am hopeful this does not follow the past trends. 
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: EvilChameleon on September 13, 2021, 05:46:04 PM
Yeah, count me as one who misses the season premiere of old, instead of the premiere week of today. Make the first show a big spectacle, and if nothing is won, it should still stand out as the premiere episode because of all the other nice touches they throw in.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: sayingsorry on September 13, 2021, 05:54:30 PM
Oh, that's new that clips can show that number before 6pm now. Interesting.

It popped up at 2 pm eastern today on paramount plus
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: pricefan18 on September 13, 2021, 06:04:37 PM
Yeah, count me as one who misses the season premiere of old, instead of the premiere week of today. Make the first show a big spectacle, and if nothing is won, it should still stand out as the premiere episode because of all the other nice touches they throw in.

In a way, you could almost take this all the way back to Carey's debut in Season 36. They didn't air his first episode as the premiere then either in lieu of a perfect show, wasn't aired for over a month in fact. Didn't like the practice this, don't like it now.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: imhomerjay on September 13, 2021, 06:18:33 PM
This is my one gripe about the new regime/current television. They film all week saying no descript things about what day of the week it is so they can air it in any order they want.


Itís the 21st century and thatís the way the powers that be want things to be. Flexibility is a good thing for the business.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: pricefan18 on September 13, 2021, 07:00:25 PM
Itís the 21st century and thatís the way the powers that be want things to be. Flexibility is a good thing for the business.

It may be, but you lose some of what made the show special in the process. It what it is I suppose though.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: gamesurf on September 13, 2021, 07:12:04 PM
Pay The Rent is an obvious choice for a million dollar game, but there are so many more interesting ways to offer a million bucks than 10xing everything. Anybody would have done what Robert did. No TPIR contestant, whether they understand Pay the Rent or not, is ever going to turn down $100,000.

At least set it up so thereís some suspense! $1,000/$5,000/$10,000/$1 Million would have been interesting, or set the normal money tree up for an easy $100K then require the contestant to predict the safeís GP price to the penny to multiply their winnings by 10.

Decent show overall. The $48k pool was worth more than both car games combined. :D Wouldnít mind seeing other ďweirdĒ prizes during premiere week.

Good to have the audience back, even if theyíre making multiplication symbols with their arms during Do the Math.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: billiamk on September 13, 2021, 07:17:20 PM
Lots of big prizes but lots of disappointment for a season premiere. This was probably the least impressive season premiere Iíve seen in years and itís the big 5-0. WTH?

Remember we have a 50th Anniversary prime time special coming up in a few weeks. That is where I expect you will see the big spectacular prizes. It makes sense since the special will have a larger audience plus and to make the special feel... well... special.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: noahproblem on September 13, 2021, 07:19:51 PM
Not to throw cold water onto things (pun intended), but that pool package has to be one of the most impractical prizes ever offered (starting with the tax implications).  I doubt that pool will ever be built.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: pricefan18 on September 13, 2021, 07:24:56 PM
Remember we have a 50th Anniversary prime time special coming up in a few weeks. That is where I expect you will see the big spectacular prizes. It makes sense since the special will have a larger audience plus and to make the special feel... well... special.

I kinda wish they had done the 50th special first honestly.....like they did for the 25th. Mighta been better I think.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: TPIRfan#9821 on September 13, 2021, 07:41:02 PM
Not to throw cold water onto things (pun intended), but that pool package has to be one of the most impractical prizes ever offered (starting with the tax implications).  I doubt that pool will ever be built.

Why do you think Price threw in $7,500? I took it as the game was going to be played for that cash, and pole position in the Showcase Showdown.

I brought this up in the Discord, but this felt more like an episode of Big Money Week than a season premiere. There were randomly expensive prizes (the showcase, the swimming pool, the jewels, the million), but it didn't feel like the rest of the show was special. If that's how the modern regime wants to treat the 50th premiere, so be it.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: sideshowPA on September 13, 2021, 08:40:26 PM
Today's Pay The Rent format was simply terrible. For just doing very little the player wins 50K, and after 1 item is revealed we now know he has won 100K. There's simply no tension here at all, and the fantastic cash prizes are almost an afterthought given how boring this game is. There was no way a reasonable person would have gone for 1 million. What's the point of offering that much money if there isn't a real payoff with tension or excitement? Winning 100K should be an awesome moment. But today's setup ensured it was almost an afterthought.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: AussieEvil on September 13, 2021, 09:25:09 PM
I hope I don't catch flak for this, but I'm wishing there was at least a little red on the Big Wheel's set. Having it be all gold seems a bit off.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: ooboh on September 13, 2021, 09:31:07 PM
Iím surprised landing on the dollar in the bonus spin isnít worth $50,000.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: pricefan18 on September 13, 2021, 09:32:22 PM
Today's Pay The Rent format was simply terrible. For just doing very little the player wins 50K, and after 1 item is revealed we now know he has won 100K. There's simply no tension here at all, and the fantastic cash prizes are almost an afterthought given how boring this game is. There was no way a reasonable person would have gone for 1 million. What's the point of offering that much money if there isn't a real payoff with tension or excitement? Winning 100K should be an awesome moment. But today's setup ensured it was almost an afterthought.

This speaks to another thing, Drew's lack of being able to build tension relative to Bob. That whole segment felt very.....anti-climatic even without that issue (which didn't necessarily bother me at time BTW). It's like the $100k was nothing. Least that's how Drew seemed to treat it, or even $50k for that matter.

Sidenote, the idea of a to the penny guess on safe item for the million, woulda been a bit too hard I think even for that stake. I'd say have it be within a dollar up or down ala Check-Out. That would be challenging enough I think and plenty dramatic.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: gamesurf on September 13, 2021, 10:24:46 PM
Sidenote, the idea of a to the penny guess on safe item for the million, woulda been a bit too hard I think even for that stake. I'd say have it be within a dollar up or down ala Check-Out. That would be challenging enough I think and plenty dramatic.

We're talking the equivalent of fifty car games if it's hit, it doesn't need to be easy.

But the audience does need to believe that it's possible they'll see a million-dollar win. Otherwise why offer it?

Fill in your own ideas if you have better ones, but those were two ideas that I came up with in a few minutes. I find it hard to believe they didn't have better drawing board ideas for Million Dollar Pay The Rent than "meh, 10x everything."
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: htmlcc92 on September 13, 2021, 10:36:35 PM
Speaking of Pay the Rent, Iíve always wondered: is there editing done between the model on the floor filling the bag and the model ďin the houseĒ putting the items in their spots? Or is the filling of the bag on the floor just for show, while the model in the house has a bag of the same items to pull from?
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: pricefan18 on September 13, 2021, 10:40:11 PM
We're talking the equivalent of fifty car games if it's hit, it doesn't need to be easy.

But the audience does need to believe that it's possible they'll see a million-dollar win. Otherwise why offer it?

What about within 50 cents or even as low as 25?

Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: gamesurf on September 13, 2021, 10:44:09 PM
Speaking of Pay the Rent, Iíve always wondered: is there editing done between the model on the floor filling the bag and the model ďin the houseĒ putting the items in their spots? Or is the filling of the bag on the floor just for show, while the model in the house has a bag of the same items to pull from?

No editing, there are two bags with two sets of items. The model on stage puts the item in her bag, the other one "pulls" an identical item from an identical looking bag at the same time.

What about within 50 cents or even as low as 25?

Sure, or even 10 cents. The exact method of offering the million isn't really my point, my point is that I believe that with a little effort the creative and talented people at TPIR would be able to find a much better way to offer the mil than "10x everything".
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: JayC on September 13, 2021, 11:05:17 PM
The montage on the season 50 logo in the opening is really nice.

I would've lost Pay the Rent putting the ice cream in the mailbox then the soup and stuffing on the next level. Very tough setup, though really he had it lost as soon as he picked the cat food first. A shame since Robert was a very enjoyable contestant.

Bryce was great, though he almost blew Money Game with picking the 36 after missing on the first try with the front two numbers.

Nice to see Bonus Game played, and man that was an expensive pool. Very generous that they put the bonus in the easiest window to get.

Wasn't expecting that first Showcase to be nearly as expensive as it was.

Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: Mr. Weatherman on September 14, 2021, 01:57:08 AM
I won't disagree that this episode could have been a bit better to mark the occasion, but if we're speaking in terms of season premieres in general, I don't think we're ever going back to the days of having a traditional 'premiere' episode followed by four days of maybe one pricing game being played for a $30,000+ automobile on otherwise fairly standard shows, sans the balloons on the set.

And I'm honestly OK with that.

It makes much more sense from a production standpoint to film an entire week of interchangeable episodes for this reason:

Itís the 21st century and thatís the way the powers that be want things to be. Flexibility is a good thing for the business.

How often were season premiere episodes re-ran during the summer months when Bob hosted?  It's not something I kept track of, but I don't recall those episodes ever making it to air a second time, at least in the last five seasons or so of his run.  I could be wrong, and I'll stand corrected if so.  But I don't remember it happening.

The way premiere week is handled now, the episodes can easily be slotted back into reruns without having a single episode that really stands out from the rest as celebrating the beginning of the season...re-airing within a month or two of the next season's premiere (and confusing the Joe Plinkos of the world).  It's a week that highlights the best of the show, and I would have to think ratings are somewhat elevated compared to regular shows, even on the second airings.  If I'm seeing a million dollars at stake and didn't catch it on the first airing, I'm probably sticking around for that episode.

For us as fans, we end up with an entire week to celebrate instead of the one episode followed up by four pretty bland days, as I already mentioned.  Of course I miss those really jazzed up premiere episodes, who doesn't?  But from a practical standpoint, I get it, and I do enjoy having four more days to look forward to instead of being one and done.

And really, PTR wasn't the only beefed-up game we saw today (yesterday now at the time of typing this).  Both car games were played for $23-25k vehicles.  We had a freakin' $48K+ swimming pool won, as impractical of a prize as it may be -- although I will give the show credit for coming up with something pretty unique there.  The two least pricing games still had $8K+ in prizes up for grabs, counting the cash in Math.  Need I mention the showcases?  I think the budget on this show was plenty and not that far removed from Season 35's premiere when comparing total winnings ($231,593 S50 vs $297,708 for S35).

And since it's been discovered that this episode was actually the second taped of the season, the second aired episode of S35 actually wasn't that spectacular.  Only $68,293 in prizes were won despite going 3/6.  A third of that total was won in the showcase round.  The second half lineup of prizes and games could have been inserted literally at any point during the season, and no one would have noticed the difference -- it was pretty bland overall.

Opinions here will differ, and that's OK.  But count me in the crowd who likes having an entire week of goodies instead of just one day.  Now that PTR is out of the way, it's easier to look forward to the rest of the week, and I'm pretty stoked!
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: pricefan18 on September 14, 2021, 06:15:54 AM
Gonna play devil's advocate here as to what was just said, but why couldn't they do the best of both worlds and do a big premiere, and then 4 non-descript shows they could air/re-air any way they wanted? Then you still get the benefit of roughly a week of reruns that could be slotted anywhere, while still getting a huge premiere show as well. Course granted we ARE getting the Primetime special, which helps a lot in this regard (still sorta feel it would been best to air that first leading into Premiere Week), but I digress.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 14, 2021, 07:28:47 AM
Iím surprised landing on the dollar in the bonus spin isnít worth $50,000.

I'm not.  Maybe they'll update it in time (if not for specials), but the $25,000 prize is fair enough.  While it would be nice & fitting, the purpose/objective of the SCSD is to make the showcase by being the closest to that dollar without going over.  That's been the definitive defense of why they never raised the amount for landing on a dollar in one's regular spin or spins
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: DylanBe on September 14, 2021, 08:36:08 AM
I'm not.  Maybe they'll update it in time (if not for specials), but the $25,000 prize is fair enough.  While it would be nice & fitting, the purpose/objective of the SCSD is to make the showcase by being the closest to that dollar without going over.  That's been the definitive defense of why they never raised the amount for landing on a dollar in one's regular spin or spins
That might make the 50 space green and worth $50,000 during Big Money Week just like they did with 45 in Season 45, when they made that green and worth $45,000 in a bonus spin.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: jhc2010 on September 14, 2021, 09:28:56 AM
This speaks to another thing, Drew's lack of being able to build tension relative to Bob. That whole segment felt very.....anti-climatic even without that issue (which didn't necessarily bother me at time BTW). It's like the $100k was nothing. Least that's how Drew seemed to treat it, or even $50k for that matter.

Sidenote, the idea of a to the penny guess on safe item for the million, woulda been a bit too hard I think even for that stake. I'd say have it be within a dollar up or down ala Check-Out. That would be challenging enough I think and plenty dramatic.
Drew didn't even mention the words "One million dollars" in the time between the $100K reveal and the decision to walk away. Maybe it was edited out? Or maybe he just doesn't like to try to be a game show host.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: imhomerjay on September 14, 2021, 09:36:09 AM
Gonna play devil's advocate here as to what was just said, but why couldn't they do the best of both worlds and do a big premiere, and then 4 non-descript shows they could air/re-air any way they wanted? Then you still get the benefit of roughly a week of reruns that could be slotted anywhere, while still getting a huge premiere show as well. Course granted we ARE getting the Primetime special, which helps a lot in this regard (still sorta feel it would been best to air that first leading into Premiere Week), but I digress.

Daytime television in particular (and by nature) has developed a less frequent viewing pattern. If you watch 2-3x episodes of a show in a typical week, you're a regular viewer. Even the soaps always prone to recapping what came before, have adapted more to this over the years to the point it's almost comical the amount of rehashing occurs in the dialogue.

The networks are also going to know which of those days tend to get the biggest bang for the buck. Is it Mondays? Maybe not. Didn't they hold the famous 80K wheel spin to run out of order? (Or maybe I'm imagining that.) In any case, spreading the wealth out over a week proverbially vs a big shebang and four "Meh, the set looks nice" shows isn't necessary for a program without returning champs. The hard core fan base makes more of the individual premiere than regular viewers. If they miss Monday and see Tuesday and Thursday, those shows seem special to them--with the million dollar games, and what have you.

Yes, there will always be one-off themed shows vs. weeks. But the return week is an easy "gimme" to spread out to catch the widest possible audience with some special moments.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: pricefan18 on September 14, 2021, 10:04:59 AM
Daytime television in particular (and by nature) has developed a less frequent viewing pattern. If you watch 2-3x episodes of a show in a typical week, you're a regular viewer. Even the soaps always prone to recapping what came before, have adapted more to this over the years to the point it's almost comical the amount of rehashing occurs in the dialogue.

The networks are also going to know which of those days tend to get the biggest bang for the buck. Is it Mondays? Maybe not. Didn't they hold the famous 80K wheel spin to run out of order? (Or maybe I'm imagining that.) In any case, spreading the wealth out over a week proverbially vs a big shebang and four "Meh, the set looks nice" shows isn't necessary for a program without returning champs. The hard core fan base makes more of the individual premiere than regular viewers. If they miss Monday and see Tuesday and Thursday, those shows seem special to them--with the million dollar games, and what have you.

Yes, there will always be one-off themed shows vs. weeks. But the return week is an easy "gimme" to spread out to catch the widest possible audience with some special moments.

For record when I said non-descript, I didn't mean like how premiere weeks would go in Barker era, I meant like.....do the same thing you do as now.....except...have a specific premiere show as part of that. Maybe that'd make it tougher to rerun then to network though? Not sure, but I don't really see why it couldn't be done that way.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: greg on September 14, 2021, 11:15:39 AM
I would love to see every game and every item up for be a high end prize instead of regular items and $1 million game.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: imhomerjay on September 14, 2021, 01:37:07 PM
However the one million dollar gimmick makes for easier promotion on TV.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: moneygamelover on September 14, 2021, 04:24:32 PM
For those who felt this was an underwhelming season premiere, especially for season 50, I strongly suspect that the pomp, circumstance, and historical acknowledgment that you were looking for will be part of the primetime specials and that's where you'll get that content.

It was absolutely awesome to see such a big bonus offered and won on Bonus Game.

Taking the $100000 and running was the ONLY decision in Renty today.

Of course, very happy to see the first Money Game playing of the new season won.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: sayingsorry on September 14, 2021, 04:30:49 PM
For those who felt this was an underwhelming season premiere, especially for season 50, I strongly suspect that the pomp, circumstance, and historical acknowledgment that you were looking for will be part of the primetime specials and that's where you'll get that content.

It was absolutely awesome to see such a big bonus offered and won on Bonus Game.

Taking the $100000 and running was the ONLY decision in Renty today.

Of course, very happy to see the first Money Game playing of the new season won.

While yes, I agree that the prime time will be better, this episode just comes across as a regular old big money week episode. Planning and sticking with a premier episode can help it come across as so much better as this one
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: jonesdylan874 on September 14, 2021, 05:54:59 PM
A good way to start the big 5-0! We had a $100K bailout in $1M Rent. The most expensive prize ever offered in Bonus Game was won. And someone was off by $450 in the showcase. 4 more chances to make someone a millionaire this week. I want someone to do it!
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 14, 2021, 06:19:07 PM
Well, only three more chances now (in terms of a chance at crowning a millionaire).


The $1,000,000 gimmick for a week is fair enough (and a business decision).  That I agree.  As mentioned, spreading out everything in terms of paying tribute to this season is smart.  If they had made the first episode the best ever, then the rest of the week may have been a downer.  Plus, if they made the entire week super special, it could cause for a sub-par season.  Just my opinion.

The only way someone might go for the Million in PTR is if the values stayed the same as they normally would, and then instead of winning $100,000, they'd win $1,000,000.  A second way would be to go for the million with 100K fully guaranteed.


As mentioned, the premieres being rerun in the Barker era didn't really happen.  Don't recall it being the case in Bob's last 16 seasons.  IIRC, in Season 22, when it was pre-empted, that was too bad.  Had to wait for a decade or two to see it for the first time.  Season 27 suffered the same fate, except it didn't.  The premiere date in 1998 was affected, so they move the premiere back to Tuesday, with the scheduled Tuesday episode airing at the end of the year
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: JT on September 16, 2021, 08:29:39 AM
Just caught Monday's and Tuesday's show and as many of you said Monday was a disappointment for sure.  Monday's show only ran Monday because of the PTR $100K win which was forced for a $100K win.   What I particularly didn't like was there was no fanfare for $100K.  Even the contestant didn't seem super-excited - he won $100,000 people - more than a year's salary for most Americans!   People get more excited when they win $1.00 on the wheel sometimes!   They should have made the floors:  $10K, $20K, $50K and then $1million. So it would have been a 50 grand win for Season 50.   But nevertheless, great to see a small live audience, contestant's row, the snazzy "5O" on the doors, etc.  A few balloons on the stage would have been nice and the yellow walls on the wheel are not exciting at all.  They should added a more golden design vs. just plain yellow. 
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 9/13/2021 (TPiR Season 50 Premiere)
Post by: brosa0 on September 17, 2021, 08:48:16 PM
I can't help but think back to Season 40's premiere which was incredible for a number of reasons: playing for 4 cars, playing Race Game for cars, playing Race Game first for the first time ever that we know of, and an amazing contestant who aced the game on their first attempt and was totally overwhelmed with joy.   

When season premieres roll around each year, I've always wondered how they could top that - particularly for Season 50 - and Pay The Rent set up this way just wasn't the answer.   Even a normal $100,000 PTR win with their go-to easy setup (least to most expensive being correct) would've been more exciting than a $100,000 bail out.