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Title: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Joe_Capitano on January 04, 2010, 07:51:58 PM
The Price is Right - Jan. 5, 2009
Production #4982K - Taped Oct. 21, 2009

Drew: stage entrance
First Four lineup: mixed
Handoff: Manuela

Models of the Day: Lanisha Cole, Manuela Arbeláez and Amber Lancaster
Wearing: Wildcat


1   Epiphone Casino Electric Guitar (George Silva playing)
3-JULIAN *1500 1-JULIE 1250 2-ANDREW 879 4-BETHANY 1201 ($1690)

Julian plays PICK A NUMBER for a Beachcomber Hot Tub (L) and 10 Massages (A)

Setup:$8 4 9[–]   [3][5][7]
Pick:$8 4 9[7]
Price:$8 4 9[3]   LOSS

2   Big Chill Retro Dishwasher (L&M)
MARIO 2100 +Julie 1900 +Andrew *798 +Bethany 1 ($1695)

Andrew plays PATHFINDER for a Toyota Camry (Std., AT, Mats, Bluetooth)(A)

Setup1stStart on [2]$2––––
6 4 1 7 22ndFrwd. to [4]NO
0 9 6 8 3(2) (Dough-Nu-Matic) Donut Maker   125/150   150   150   *
5 3[2]1 5Back to [6]NO
8 1 4 9 6(1) (Big Bobber) Drink Cooler   30/45   30   30   *
7 0 5 2 0Left to [3]*$23–––
3rdLeft to [5]NO
(3) (Taylor) Grill/Panini Press   49/60   60   49   LOSS   ($23,149)

3   Diesel Men's Stainless/Silver Watch (from above)
Mario 700 +Julie 550 GRANT 450 +Bethany *600 ($675)

Bethany goes to a SWAP MEET

Chef's Choice 17 pc Cookware Set$670
(1) Professional Power Tools670WIN!
(2) carolinachair.com Dryden Daybed1535
(3) iMac Desktop Computer2529

SHOWDOWN #1
$1,690Julian95 stay.95Through to Showcase Round
1,875Andrew70 + 45OV
6,079Bethany10 + 70.80

4   Schwinn 431 Elliptical Trainer (A)
Mario 800 +Julie 1550 Grant *801 THERESE 1500 ($999)

Grant from Toronto, ON plays HI LO for an Ashley Carlisle Bedroom Group and a Tempurpedic Sleep Set (M)($4058)

(1) (LaCreme) Yogurt (4 pk)$2.69
'HI' ROW(3) (Rockstar) Energy Drink (16 oz)1.99
(4) (Mamma Bella) Garlic Bread (2 pk)3.59
(2) (Nestle Butterfinger) (single).79LOSS
'LO' ROW(5) (Solo) Plastic Cups (40)4.29
(6) Zatarain's Jumbalya Mix1.79

5   2 (Infinity) Surfboards (M)
Mario 350 +Julie 1875 ALEXANDRA *400 Therese 2000 ($1544)

Alexandra plays SWITCH?

The Maids Maid Service for a Year (A)$3500$2820
Trip to Disneyland (6n)(M)$2820SWITCH!$3500LOSS...BUT...

MUST HAVE BEEN THINKING OF R.J. BERGER: It seems Amber got a bit confused and, rather than take the $3500 pricetag over to the Trip, she revealed the price of the maid service instead. Since Alexandra clearly had committed her pick, she was not disadvantaged and the natural game outcome was not affected (I would have ruled it a loss). However, because Ms. Lancaster breached protocol the Pricetrust (or Drew - not sure whom) decided to declare a TECHNICAL WIN.

As to Amber, well, was there ever a time when you wished you were somewhere else? Don't worry. One minute later she was back to her old self.


OK, Alexandra got a fluke win there, but Julie's not going to receive any favors if she wants to stand next to Drew. She does have the last bid, though. Will she leave the Row behind or will Mimi be escorting her to the "First Four" Breakfast Club?

6   4 Giovanna Spezia Wheels/Tires (A)
Mario 4900 +Julie 2100 Romayne *2200 Therese 1600 ($2100)
SUICIDE BID

Julie heads off to the clubhouse while Romayne plays MONEY GAME for a Mazda 3 (Std., Mirror, Compass, Prot)(L)

22752349-3
4954-422-121-2
548062-595
  ––  
$135$21 5 62   WIN!

SHOWDOWN #2
$999Grant10 + 50.60
7,864Alexandra95 stay.95Through to Showcase Round
24,587Romayne50 + 10.60

SHOWCASE ROUND
Alexandra has the honor.

SC1-Alexandria Trip to Philadelphia (6n)
Trip to Boston (6n @ Colonnade)
Harley-Davidson Nightster Motorcycle (M)
BID$22,000
PRICE26,815
DIFF–4,815
TOTAL$34,679
SC2-Julian Ocean Kayak Peekaboo Kayak (A)
7n Cruise of the Greek Isles (via Venice)(M)
Maxum 1800MX 17.6' Ski Boat (L)
BID$25,000
PRICE35,627
DIFF–10,627

Today's Pricing Games: 3 for 6 (inlcuding 1 Technical Win)
Total Winnings: $69,909


THIS IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL GOLDEN-ROAD.net SHOW RECAP.
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED WITHOUT AUTHOR PERMISSION.

Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: joeyboy on January 05, 2010, 02:20:15 PM
Letís see, where to begin:
PAN: Forced loss
Pathfinder: Tough SP set up.
Swap Meet: A rare fairly easy setup by Kathy.
Hi Lo: Tough GPís
Switch?: Going for a forced loss. I think Ms. Lancasterís goof was the only way this game was going to be won.
Money Game: Greco is foiled!!!

Boy, that first-half lineup could have been slotted a lot better. I would have switched Swap Meet and Pick-a-Number myself.

Well, I hope Drew learned to leave the GPís alone from now on.

Speaking of Hi Lo, what the hell was that crappy cue they used in that game? It was terrible!

Shockingly enough, the SP setup in Pathfinder was tough as usual. ďDonít let it come to the Panini Press.Ē I wonder if this was a subtle way of Drew telling Andrew that this is going to be tough because Kathy wants this game lost.

Somebody on staff must like Pick-a-Number more than Coming or Going.

Amber, Amber, Amber! At least this time it rightfully was Ms. Lancasterís fault that we got a tech-win.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: ElectricPeterTork on January 05, 2010, 02:30:13 PM
Pathfinder shouldn't have gotten to the panini press that soon.

When he stepped on the "6", I thought it was time for a new contestant.

I also didn't think Hi-Lo was too difficult. It should have been obvious the cups were kind of expensive.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Mallory16 on January 05, 2010, 02:35:04 PM
Was Hi Lo really that tough, though? It seemed unusually easy considering how cheap the highest-priced product was.  The three products that belonged in the bottom row were all screaming super-cheap, while the yogurt and cups were just screaming "regular cheap."  Or I guess that's my way of saying "it looked harder than it actually was."

Well, I guess it's nice that the technical win wasn't Drew's fault for a change.  You can probably debate whether or not Drew should've given her the win, but in fairness, there's a good chance Bob would've given her the win as well.

Also nice to see the Money Game contestant pick all the wrong-looking low-but-not-first-two-numbers low numbers for the back of the car.  As deliberately as she was going at that, I have to wonder if she knew exactly what she was doing there :).
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: TPIRFAN1964 on January 05, 2010, 03:11:09 PM
My only comment I have about today's show is echoed by joeyboy. When will Drew STOP messing with the items used in a pricing game. Today should be a lesson to him to leave them alone! 

My grade for todays show: C
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: catdogwheel on January 05, 2010, 03:31:27 PM
Was Hi Lo really that tough, though? It seemed unusually easy considering how cheap the highest-priced product was.  The three products that belonged in the bottom row were all screaming super-cheap, while the yogurt and cups were just screaming "regular cheap."  Or I guess that's my way of saying "it looked harder than it actually was."

In all fairness, we just didn't have the right kind of contestant. He confessed that he's never really went grocery shopping.

Well, I guess it's nice that the technical win wasn't Drew's fault for a change.  You can probably debate whether or not Drew should've given her the win, but in fairness, there's a good chance Bob would've given her the win as well.

When has it ever actually been Drew's fault? Honestly I felt it shouldn't have been a technical win because whether or not Amber goofed the reveal, she still clearly lost. Maybe Drew has also noticed the massive decline in winners since Fingers took over and decided to be nice and give her the prizes.   

Also nice to see the Money Game contestant pick all the wrong-looking low-but-not-first-two-numbers low numbers for the back of the car.  As deliberately as she was going at that, I have to wonder if she knew exactly what she was doing there :).

It seems like a lot of contestants have noticed that the trend for some of the car games is to go for the most incorrect looking price and not the most logical choice, especially in Money Game
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: sjd93 on January 05, 2010, 03:34:23 PM
What was with Amber today? They had already started playing "The Head Clown," Drew was telling her to switch, Lanisha was already moving over to the other side, and the entire audience was shouting "switch" to her. But she flipped it anyway. Yeah, we got another win out of it, and typically she's a great model... but that was weird.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: joeyboy on January 05, 2010, 03:40:45 PM
When has it ever actually been Drew's fault?

Remember Double Prices?

What was with Amber today? They had already started playing "The Head Clown," Drew was telling her to switch, Lanisha was already moving over to the other side, and the entire audience was shouting "switch" to her. But she flipped it anyway.

Hey, it happens to the best of 'em.

Hey, at least she didn't wreck any cars like Janice, and one of her co-workers did!  :P

Was Hi Lo really that tough, though? It seemed unusually easy considering how cheap the highest-priced product was.  The three products that belonged in the bottom row were all screaming super-cheap, while the yogurt and cups were just screaming "regular cheap."  Or I guess that's my way of saying "it looked harder than it actually was."

Well a couple of products, example: the yogurt (or what was left of it), and the garlic bread looked like they belonged up top. But honestly, who would pay $4.29 on a package of 40 cups? I figured they would be about $2.00-$2.49 at the most.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: mikebev25 on January 05, 2010, 03:57:33 PM
I usually don't chime in on these anymore, but a few thoughts:

OB1: Drew's little bit after the guitar description seemed forced and not needed. I didn't like it. But I will say that I don't have a huge problem with the guests coming in and playing them during Rich's description.

PaN: Wow, how was that not 5?!?! I knew he had lost, but I think it would've been better had the 2nd or 3rd number been the mystery. Hope Fingers is listening.

Pathy: Meh....I didn't think the SPs were too horrible, particularly the donut maker. But they weren't easy, either. And the price didn't seem that unrealistic to me. But it isn't an easy game if you're not a LFaT, and it seems like it's been a while since we've had a win.

Swap: I thought the daybed was going to be the pick myself, but a well-earned win.

Hi Lo: OK, Drew, fumbling with the grocery items was funny the first time or two you did it, but it's gotten old. You took it too far today. I can't imagine the sponsors are too enthralled with him after that (particularly the yogurt). My concern is that Hi Lo is going to see the shelf for a bit after this one, and we'll start getting more PaP. As for the gameplay itself, it was tough, but I knew those cups had the potential to be evil.

Switch?: OK, the Amber blooper was kinda funny, you've gotta admit that. It added to the spontaneity, something this show should have at least most of the time. It didn't seem forced or scripted, simply an accident. I wouldn't want to see tech wins like this every day, but every once in a while I don't mind. And Drew handled it well, because hasn't the rule always been "If we make a mistake, we always act on the side of the contestant?" That's my understanding. Drew said it himself I believe earlier in the season. I do think Bob would have given it to her as well.

Money: I was convinced it was 49, but it was clear we had a contestant who had seen the game before. Wasn't expecting her to pull it out, but she proved me wrong.

SC1: 27K?!?! Really?
SC2: The Maxim....again. Don't they have a wider range of boats to choose from? Not to mention that thing is the bane of my CSS existence.

Message to Drew: I didn't think all of your antics were terrible today, but next time, cut down on the caffeine. Seemed way too hyper today. Excitement is good.....when it's controlled. Tone it down a bit.

Message to Adam: PaN is a terrible way to start the show. Also Switch 5th just seemed....awkward. What I might have done is switched PaN with Swap and Switch with Hi Lo (can't we play that other than 4th for a change?)

Overall, a reasonably enjoyable show. Nice to see 3 wins.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: SecretAgent on January 05, 2010, 04:11:59 PM
Fields: "That'll teach ya!".....TOTAL OWNAGE OF CAREY, AND I LOVED IT! GO RICH!

 :-D (Now Carey, leave the damn grocery items alone!)

Amber and Switch, even more LOL! Didn't look scripted like the Skateboard Lanisha incident either. Really was a mistake.

As for Pathfinder, the Panini Press strikes again! I can see them using this product as a shootout in Secret X also(don't give them any ideas!)

Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Wayoshi on January 05, 2010, 04:16:26 PM
I know Rich was joking, but I hope Drew realizes there is a limit as to how far he can go on that, and it sorta cost him quite a bit with the yogurt falling. I'm sure Rob did not enjoy that much today. :P

Thanks to a win-boosting Amber this show was OK - Panny he managed to avoid the dud 5 and had a toss-up, Pathy wasn't as hard but apparently the path can end anywhere now, H/L was OK but DOB-like low, Money was very good, that group had knowledge, and OK SCs. I'm definitely enjoying this start to the year more than I thought.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Cartboy on January 05, 2010, 04:59:29 PM
Pathfinder:  That was a dumb move stepping to 6!
Hi Lo:  I don't understand Drew smashing the products, but hopefully what happened to the yogurt will make him think twice before doing it again.
Switch?:  Whoops! I wonder if Amber thought Drew was saying "flip" instead of "switch."  It might've only been a technical win, but I'll still take it over a loss.

Not too bad overall, IMHO.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: greg on January 05, 2010, 05:03:57 PM
I REALLY hated the way Drew trashed the grocery products on HI-LO :evil:....I am sure he made the sponcers proud to be a part of the show....
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Kitch on January 05, 2010, 06:15:01 PM
I REALLY hated the way Drew trashed the grocery products on HI-LO :evil:....I am sure he made the sponcers proud to be a part of the show....
They weren't sponsored.

The green is the plain 1800. The red with the metal bars is the 1800MX. The green is $18k. The red is $24 or 26k.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Drew72 on January 05, 2010, 07:13:00 PM
During "Switch?" Drew normally says that switching the prices is the hardest part of being a model and Amber proved it today!!  No, she didn't run into Laneisha, she just plain forgot what to do.  I thought it was hilarious, especially when they took a close-up of the confused Amber.   When Laneisha finally flipped her price, her body language indicated "Who gives a ****?  It doesn't really matter!!"

Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: rob79 on January 05, 2010, 07:25:34 PM
I know Rich was joking, but I hope Drew realizes there is a limit as to how far he can go on that, and it sorta cost him quite a bit with the yogurt falling. I'm sure Rob did not enjoy that much today. :P

You got that right, Wayoshi!  :-P. I said it last season and i'll say it again, Drew should stop fondleing the GP's.

What an underwhelming lineup other than Pathfinder today. I guess I should have seen this "blah" of a lineup coming after PAN showed up first. Any quickie other than PAN makes more sense first.

Amber must have been in "la la" land during Switch? today.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Kev347 on January 05, 2010, 08:03:30 PM
The whole Switch? incident was legitimately funny. Unfortunately, apart from that, Drew made things unwatchable today. Seriously, what is the point of repeating the name of an elliptical trainer "Schwinn, Schwinn, Schwinn"? Or the phone plug, or of course the GPs in Hi Lo....Drew just acted like he was 5 today. It's amazing that this was taped the same show as yesterday, which while not spectacular or anything, certainly was decent. Solid lineup, but I'm afraid I can't say much else - Drew's annoying antics just dominated the show today. If it were like this the majority of the time, I'd stop watching.

Timings:
Pick A Number (3.5) - 3:22
Pathfinder (6) - 5:55
Swap Meet (4.5) - 4:25
Hi Lo (5) - 4:53
Switch? (3.5) - 3:11
Money Game (4.5) - 4:24
Total time (27): 26:10


Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Mallory16 on January 05, 2010, 08:29:47 PM
Quote from: joeyboy
But honestly, who would pay $4.29 on a package of 40 cups? I figured they would be about $2.00-$2.49 at the most.

You're right, but it didn't really matter:  $2.49 still looked more expensive than the other three products that belonged in the lo row.  So basically, the setup looked harder than it actually was, since despite the cups being far more expensive than they looked, they still legitimately looked like one of the three more expensive products.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: JasonA1 on January 05, 2010, 08:56:29 PM
Drew's fooling with the Hi Lo groceries today made it hard for me to play along. It was such a mess on the table, I didn't want to bother figuring out what was there anymore. Hopefully that stops.

re: Switch?, the precedent on giving the win there is more Bob's fault than anything. It was clear she lost, despite what Amber did. I would even go so far as to say Roger might have given Drew that advice when he came on - if something goes wrong, you can declare the contestant the winner. The audience would have likely had Drew's head if he insisted on continuing the game as normal (which I would have had no problem with).

I'm a fan of different reveals. The way they sometimes leave an IUFB up and whisk it away to reveal a pricing game's prize is honestly cool. I imagine if they did it in the Barker era, it would be one of those cool things Carlos posts on YouTube that we wish they still did. But, as neat as it looked to see the plasmas part to reveal a motorcycle, it was a cheap ending to a showcase.

-Jason
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 05, 2010, 09:49:12 PM
I can't believe I sat through this entire show.  In all seriousness, this may have been the worst episode in the entire history of The Price Is Right.  It was an utter debacle from beginning to end, without a single redeeming quality that I can think of.  Drew acted like he was five years old and made it painfully obvious that no one in the studio has any control over him.

I can understand that it should be interesting to have someone actually playing the electric guitars that they offer...but there was zero energy in the song with the first Item up for Bids.

I call shenanigans on Pick-a-Number.  I don't believe that ten massages "at a spa of your choice" can have one specific price.  Using that in a game where the price mattered made absolutely no sense; in fact, if Julian complained about it, he'd probably have a pretty good case for being awarded the prizes.

Pathfinder was, as usual, set up horribly.  Five of the prices ended in 5 or 0, and the only one that didn't was a right answer.  (...Isn't that exactly what happened the last time they played this?!)  It's a miracle Andrew got as far as he did.

Oh, and speaking of Pathfinder, panini presses are about as funny as architect desks.

Hi Lo was...I don't even know how to describe it.  Drew's done some goofy things, but I think destroying the groceries and spilling yogurt on one of the pricing games takes the cake.  That was beyond stupid.

...and sadly, Switch? might have been worse.  I'm not really sure what made Amber flip open that price when that clearly wasn't what Drew was saying, but that wasn't nearly as bad as Drew giving Alexandra the prizes when we already knew she'd lost!  There is no way that should have happened.

And speaking of Switch?, offering maid service in a pricing game was pretty strange.

And...um...well, Alexandra was pretty.  I guess that was good.

In a way, I'm almost glad Roger doesn't work at the show anymore.  I'd hate for his name to be associated with this garbage.

When has [a blooper win] ever actually been Drew's fault?

The time he screwed up Double Prices immediately comes to mind.

I'm mostly doing this today because I'm actually having fun with it:

Quote
This showcase contains prizes revealed as we look at American history.  And it starts with you learning about the first capital of the United States...on your trip to beautiful Philadelphia!

(Insert Philadelphia plug.)

Next, see where Paul Revere yelled that the British were coming when you travel...to historic Boston!

(Insert Boston plug.)

Finally, go anywhere else in our great nation on your final prize, a true piece of Americana:  This new Harley!

(Insert motorcycle plug.)

And this showcase, which we hope will go down in history as being won, can be yours if the price is right!

Quote
Julian, your showcase is all about having fun in the water, and it starts...with this new kayak!

(Insert kayak plug.)

But sometimes, you want someone to do this sailing for you.  And that will be no problem when you leave...for your cruise of the Greek Isles!

(Insert cruise plug.)

Once in a while, though, you don't want to be in the boat at all.  And when that happens, it's time to put someone else at the helm so you can ride along...behind your new ski boat!

(Insert ski boat plug.)

And Julian, this showcase, designed to help you have fun in the water, can be yours if the price is right!
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on January 05, 2010, 09:55:05 PM
Quote
In a way, I'm almost glad Roger doesn't work at the show anymore.  I'd hate for his name to be associated with this garbage.

Amen brother.

In theory for Pick-a-Number, this could become a good settlement if Julian knew this at all. It may just become a - he didn't notice, so our butts are saved situation.

Outside of Amber, this gets a less than an F, maybe an F- for production. What next? the entire stage just falls apart?

Best contestant for 1-5-2009: Alexandra. No one else really deserves it.

Can at least that almost every current model has had a mistake on the show at least once (except Manuela): Rachel wrecking the car in L7, Amber today, Lanisha's accident with the skateboard.

This episode stunk .
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Scott5114 on January 05, 2010, 09:56:56 PM
Except, Steve, the first capital of the United States under the 1787 Constitution was New York City :P It wasn't moved to Philadelphia until 1790.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Drew72 on January 05, 2010, 09:58:00 PM
In all seriousness, this may have been the worst episode in the entire history of The Price Is Right. 

And that might be the biggest exaggeration in the history of the golden-road.net forums.  Yes, there were some annoying things that Drew did but not once did I think I was watching the worst episode in history. 
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: REDHEADVICKI on January 05, 2010, 09:58:55 PM
 ;)  I don't know.... overall fair show today....

but you know, sometimes a person can have a bad day at work or in this case on the show today...   Everyone has one every now & then...  Just a thought...    ;)
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: rob79 on January 05, 2010, 10:01:44 PM
Hi Lo was...I don't even know how to describe it.  Drew's done some goofy things, but I think destroying the groceries and spilling yogurt on one of the pricing games takes the cake.  That was beyond stupid.

Stupid doesn't even begin to describe the Hi Lo segment today, imo, Steve. I think childish/sophomoric/moronic might be better descriptions for this segment today.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 05, 2010, 10:07:49 PM
Except, Steve, the first capital of the United States under the 1787 Constitution was New York City :P It wasn't moved to Philadelphia until 1790.

I guess it depends on how specific you want to be about American history.  A decent case could be made for either city.

And that might be the biggest exaggeration in the history of the golden-road.net forums.  Yes, there were some annoying things that Drew did but not once did I think I was watching the worst episode in history.

I don't feel that I'm exaggerating at all.  I had more fun watching the college MDS than I did watching this episode.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: FPGWillyT on January 05, 2010, 10:11:28 PM

And speaking of Switch?, offering maid service in a pricing game was pretty strange.


I'm sure all the CSS'ers who keep price lists to play that game are MORE THAN HAPPY to now know what that prices out at.  Great job Mike/Kathy. 

I'm also happy that the behaviors that were being displayed off camera are now being displayed ON CAMERA.  Makes what I spoke of when I had savethepriceisright.com seem all the more realistic and true.  Right?

Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: ElectricPeterTork on January 05, 2010, 10:15:28 PM
Well, Steve, then why do you watch?

Not trying to bash, just asking a simple question.

If you hate everything since, say, late 2007, why do you keep watching?

Is a CBS Representative holding a gun to your head every day at 11 AM Eastern?

I'm a comic book geek, and I hate some of the things DC Comics (for example) has done recently. Instead of continuing to reward what I consider to be mediocrity, I stopped buying what they were selling.

And much like comics, there's plenty of The Price is Right from the first 35 seasons to watch. I would assume you have a decent video collection of episodes.

So, it's just a simple question, asked respectfully... why keep watching something you derive no enjoyment from watching? And that goes for everyone who just keeps watching so they have something to complain about. It just doesn't make any sense. I mean, it's been over two years... it doesn't seem like things will be coming back around to what some of you think they should be. So why keep beating a dead horse?
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: joeyboy on January 05, 2010, 10:18:11 PM
but you know, sometimes a person can have a bad day at work or in this case on the show today...   Everyone has one every now & then...  Just a thought...    ;)

That's no excuse for most of the stuff Drew did today. I tried to keep my opinion of Drew's performance out of my previous posts, mostly because they would probably get too long, but I found a short and contrite way to simplify it:

Drew acted like a complete jack#$% for the most part. Plain and simple.

A bad day is no excuse.

(and this is the first time I have spoken of Drew in this manner, mainly because I try not to pay attention to the host all that much. Makes me wonder how many times I would have used a statement like that if I would have been if I were a member of this site last fall.)

Hard to believe this show was taped the same day as yesterday's show.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: SuperBall85 on January 05, 2010, 10:21:19 PM
I have to say...that I was enjoying this episode just fine until the Hi-Lo immaturity. Him briefly toying with one or two items is a bit annoying, but tolerable, but this honestly took me out of the show and had me wishing I was there to stop Drew from doing that. I mean, what was the point? With that odd music cue there too...was this pre-planned? Probably not, but it sure was odd. Let's hope that what others say is true and that this will put a stop to him doing that. (Ironically, I was cooking Zatarain's Jambalaya while I watched this)

Oh, there was one other thing that took me out of the show too. During IUFB #2, when Drew was interacting with the contestants about the bids, he was mumbling in such low tones I yelled at the screen, "Stop sounding depressed!"

I actually enjoyed Amber's odd moment, as it seemed an honest mistake. It was unusual, admittedly, but a fun bit nonetheless.

Some other positives include a partial turntable reveal for Money Game (and a great save in the gameplay to boot), a playing of Pathfinder (always fun, even in a loss), some great camera work in the CC promotion shots and the very appealing and attractive Alexandra.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 05, 2010, 10:23:53 PM
Well, Steve, then why do you watch?

I've put more effort into the show in the last seven or eight years than some of the people who actually work there.  I feel like I need to see it through to the end.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: SecretAgent on January 05, 2010, 10:33:53 PM
Stupid doesn't even begin to describe the Hi Lo segment today, imo, Steve. I think childish/sophomoric/moronic might be better descriptions for this segment today.

Approves

As if we needed more food waste(sorry folks!)

 :-D
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: FPGWillyT on January 05, 2010, 10:36:35 PM
EPT, so you're saying you are one of those people that in no way ever turns his head towards the train wreck?
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Some of us, and only God knows why, holds out hope that things won't be this bad forever.  Some of us watch hoping to find that one contestant who lives the dream and you can see that dream played out on the show.  And it's days lilke today that make us hurt inside.

The last thing we want to hear from people who don't understand that is what you told Steve and others like him.  I assure you that he is probably more of a fan that I, and probably you.

If Drew is indeed bored and tired of it already, I wish he would ask for an out.  
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: goldroadfanatic on January 05, 2010, 10:38:09 PM
I was out on an errand today, so I didn't catch the show until the Switch? snafu, but I heard that Drew did something in Hi Lo, so I went to CBS.com to watch the clip.  All I can say is, that was random and inappropriate for the show.  Out of nowhere, Drew just grabs the yogurt, tears away at the Butterfinger, and manhandles the garlic bread and rice boxes. The way he just let the yogurt spill on the Hi Lo prop really reeked of that God-awful pie in the face showcase from last season.  I hope that this is a momentary aberration and Drew has his act together from now on.

Kev and I are chatting as I type this and this show and yesterday's were taped on the same day.  Drew seemed much more sedate on yesterday's show and today, with his antics, it makes him seem like he ate a lot of sugar or something and made him hyperactive today.

Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: ElectricPeterTork on January 05, 2010, 10:45:34 PM
EPT, so you're saying you are one of those people that in no way ever turns his head towards the train wreck?
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Some of us, and only God knows why, holds out hope that things won't be this bad forever.  (snip!)

...actually, my favorite seasons of a lot of old TV Shows are the final, trainwreck seasons. You know, like season 4 of Welcome Back, Kotter without Kotter, or the Facts of Life without Mrs. Garrett.

But I'm not making a good case for my side, am I?

I still say, though, no matter how big a fan someone is of something, when it stops being fun to watch, or read, or listen to, or whatever, when it becomes a chore, why bother?

But, I understand loyalty, and Homer Simpson watching his pig fly through the air screaming "It's still good, it's still good", so to each his own. I was just curious as to why so many kept watching something they hated, and I got some understandable answers.

That's it.

Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Disneyfreak on January 05, 2010, 10:47:30 PM
 :-x  Well...once again (this is the 3rd time since 10/09) I missed the show offering a Disney park trip and I'm disgusted cause my channel 2 in LA don't come in at all/no signal!  I want to know if there a clip of the game show or an image of the graphic?!   Is there a way anyone can give me heads up on whenever a certain prize, trip, or game that will be shown on TV?!    :evil:
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: 3StrikesFan on January 05, 2010, 10:50:27 PM
;)  I don't know.... overall fair show today....

but you know, sometimes a person can have a bad day at work or in this case on the show today...   Everyone has one every now & then...  Just a thought...    ;)

To me, having a bad day would be to fumble the rules for a pricing game or going to the turntable instead of the big doors for a pricing game.

I only watched the clips of Hi-Lo and Switch? on YouTube so I can't speak of the rest of the show, but purposely fumbling around with the grocery products (some are sponsors) to the degree where you can't tell what kind of product it is anymore just is assinine. I'm sure the sponsors of those products wouldn't be happy seeing their item getting destroyed on camera for no apparent reason.

I felt bad for Grant because this is one of the times where Drew makes it more about himself than the contestant and that's where the show falls apart for me. If Drew is better at a first taping over the second, than they might want to consider having Drew tape one show a day. He may just get punchy between tapings and that could be good, but it doesn't seem to be working. It makes the show look crappy when the host can't respect the sponsors/products that are on the show. A joke here and there is fine, but today Drew went overboard.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: CPOkilroy on January 05, 2010, 11:07:59 PM
Well, looks like there's some hope that Drew won't subject any more GPs to torture after today's fiasco.  Personally, I'm just hoping I don't hear any more of that horrendous music cue that accompanied it.

Amber's Switch? blooper was clearly the highlight of an otherwise forgettable show today.  It was spontaneous, genuinely funny, and reminiscent of Holly's glory days.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: whinbaby on January 06, 2010, 12:00:54 AM
The 7,185th set of Pricing Games (73rd for Season 38)

Showcase #1
Trip to Philadelphia - $10,552
Trip to Boston - $5,429
Harley Davidson Nightster - $10,834

Showcase #2
Kayak - $1,020
Greek Cruise - $11,442
Maxum Boat - $23,165

Your Modeling Scorecard for January 5, 2010
Daily Records
$66,885/2006, $9,021/2007

Lanisha Cole
Total:  7/$28,579 (5/$5,365, 2/$23,214)
Cars:  0/$0 (0/$0, 0/$0)
Trips:  1/$2,820 (1/$2,820, 0/$0)

Manuela Arbelaez
Total:  9/$69,645 - New Record! (7/$54,145, 2/$15,500)
Cars:  1/$21,562 (1/$21,562, 0/$0)
Trips:  3/$27,423 (2/$15,981, 1/$11,442)

Amber Lancaster
Total:  9/$42,266 (5/$9,604, 4/$32,662)
Cars:  1/$23,149 (0/$0, 1/$23,149)
Trips:  0/$0 (0/$0, 0/$0)

And for the season
Lanisha Cole (56 shows)
Total:  513/$2,529,614 (308/$1,019,287, 205/$1,510,327)
Cars:  45/$1,030,477 (14/$315,605, 31/$714,872)
Trips:  47/$392,927 (24/$203,399, 23/$189,528)

Manuela Arbelaez (41 shows)
Total:  310/$2,011,117 (211/$1,029,828, 99/$981,289)
Cars:  42/$967,532 (19/$403,603, 23/$563,929)
Trips:  41/$356,558 (26/$208,114, 15/$148,444)

Amber Lancaster (35 shows)
Total:  287/$1,703,820 (189/$725,616, 98/$978,204)
Cars:  29/$674,145 (8/$179,345, 21/$494,800)
Trips:  36/$324,085 (21/$172,382, 15/$151,703)
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: PriceRox on January 06, 2010, 12:05:15 AM
Count me in as one who thinks today's show was in the Top 5 worst ever.

Starting the show off with Pick a Number is one of the most boring things ever.  Starting the show off with Pick a Number and completely "forcing" a loss is above and beyond anything comprehensible.   How does one know the price the show has chosen as "correct" when even the show doesn't even know what prize has been chosen?

Pathfinder was incredibly mean; having 0's and 5's which were incorrect while the correct price didn't make one of the usual patterns on the board that it usually does.  I don't even have anything to say about the prices of the little prizes.

Hi Lo was an utter disaster.  Drew is the most unprofessional host ever.  I don't care if it's intended to be amusing.  A contestant is trying for their once in a lifetime experience on a game show to win a prize, and he's doing his best to distract everyone with his antics.

Switch's issue is debatable.  Did Drew make the right decision?  I say not, because he forced the contestant to pay taxes on a $2,800 limo trip 30 minutes down the I-5!

These shows are just no longer fun.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Scott5114 on January 06, 2010, 12:10:45 AM
I say not, because he forced the contestant to pay taxes on a $2,800 limo trip 30 minutes down the I-5!

They can always decline to accept the prize.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: heelsrule1988 on January 06, 2010, 12:33:54 AM
There is absolutely no reason why Switch should have been a technical win. Alexandra was headed for a loss no matter what.

BEST CONTESTANT OF THE DAY: Julian
SHOW GRADE: 2

And...um...well, Alexandra was pretty.  I guess that was good.
Agreed... but obviously, I discuss that more in another thread.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Joe_Capitano on January 06, 2010, 01:51:33 AM
Even though it's in the above post, This bears repeating...

There is absolutely no reason why Switch should have been a technical win. Alexandra was headed for a loss no matter what.

AMEN, BROTHER!

Amber committed a goof, but the key to me is that it came after it was established on the record  that the contestant wanted the prices switched, and SWITCH? is an either/or game. Though protocol got messed up, this playing should have gone down as an outright loss. And No, even though it is allowed sometimes, I don't believe the player is entitled to a change of mind.


UPDATE: This from the lady herself via twitter in response to someone else's query: "The crowd gets so loud in there sometimes, I thought @tpirhost (Drew) was saying "flip!!" instead of "switch!!"... oops"

We still love ya, Amber.

Oh, and Drew, enough. No more manhandling the merchandise. The committee is right.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Joe_Capitano on January 06, 2010, 02:54:18 AM
I want to know if there a clip of the game show or an image of the graphic?!

Yes. Check our video forum. I'm almost certain today's featured clip is there in all its glory.

Is there a way anyone can give me heads up on whenever a certain prize, trip, or game that will be shown on TV?!

Not here. Even if we knew, that falls into the category of "Spoiler." This is a "Spoiler-Free Zone."
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: TPIRighteous on January 06, 2010, 03:33:14 AM
I really think that a logical explanation for the technical win in Switch? is the fact that she could have quickly changed her mind. I have DEFINITELY seen it before where the models have walked the prices over to the other positions, only to have the contestant ask to have them switched back, and it was allowed (they even played the music again). While it's unlikely, it's still possible.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: tpirfan28 on January 06, 2010, 07:33:31 AM
Here's my take on Switch.  If Bob was hosting, both prizes would be awarded without debate.  Do I think it's right?  Maybe.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Robair on January 06, 2010, 08:36:01 AM
Why was Amber doing her wave bye-bye when the prize on the monitor wasn't a trip? Poor girl shorted out on that entire segment, but I loved her reaction shot.

Call me in agreement for the technical win, too, since other players have been allowed to switch the prices back.

And how much more can we rush the show open? Rich started a split second before the music today! Next you know the show will come on and he'll already be talking.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: brosa0 on January 06, 2010, 09:21:44 AM
I think Drew did the right thing in Switch?, even if it wasn't "technically" a win.   It would've been awkward to have them switch the prices after the mistaken reveal when Amber was still beside her prop and Lanisha had barely moved from hers (which is really the whole point of the game), so treating it as a 'stay' was probably the right thing for the situation.

Drew said "Switch!" about 8 times to Amber; I think he could see from a mile away what was about to happen.   :P
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: ThereseW on January 06, 2010, 09:28:03 AM

In a way, I'm almost glad Roger doesn't work at the show anymore.  I'd hate for his name to be associated with this garbage.


I wonder if Roger still worked there and was forced to put up with Drew's actions and requests and CBS's apparent mandate to let Drew do anything he wants, if he would have quit in disgust.

It's probably in Roger's benefit they let him go (but only if they gave him some severance!)
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: chad1m on January 06, 2010, 12:26:42 PM
I like the idea of Drew doing something positive and funny during the grocery reveals... this was not it. Wen I started watching, I thought he was going to open or try to "use" each product as quickly as he could, which might've been funny, but tearing everything apart and making some of them unrecognizable just wasn't fun. To me, it's like rolling a car out for Lucky Seven and the car has scratches on the windows, a headlight's knocked out and the paint is chipping off on the hood. It's very poor presentation and I hope Drew will learn that this crosses over the boundary of funny.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: jokerz on January 06, 2010, 12:30:52 PM
Why was it neccessary for Drew to trash the grocery items in Hi-Lo? Is that really good for the show? If Drew's getting bored or aggravated from hosting the show, then it's time for him to go. I don't understand how this can make the show any better for maybe a first time viewer. Just disgusting! I watch the show now just to see the line ups of the pricing games played and could care less about Drew. I basically fast forward through the show unless I see somethng new or different. It's just not like it used to be. I've never once fast forwarded through a Bob Barker show.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: coulsonc on January 06, 2010, 12:53:10 PM
Here's the thing I don't think Drew gets. TPIR should be a classy, fun-for-the-whole-family type of show. It is not some cheeseball reality show or some fly-by-night time filler like Power of 10. It is one of the most enduring and beloved shows in television history.

Bob never once... not once... did anything on camera to detract from the show's reputation for quality and consistency. Sure, he laughed and had fun with the contestants but always without boundaries. And he never, ever, ever made fun of the prizes or the games. He gave away cotton candy machines and Corvettes with equal enthusiasm and respect.

The bottom line is, Drew thinks Price is a big, corny joke. He never watched the show before being hired as host, and he clearly doesn't love or respect the show as an American institution. I contrast him with Rich. Rich isn't perfect, but he loved and respected the show for years, and being hired as announcer was a dream come true for him. He takes his responsibilities seriously and does his very best. Drew seems to think he is somehow "better" than the show and, at times, seems to be embarrassed to be a part of it.

Call it Drew-bashing, I call it telling the truth. It's time for him to go.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: chad1m on January 06, 2010, 01:58:05 PM
Bob never once... not once... did anything on camera to detract from the show's reputation for quality and consistency.
Besides assaulting numerous props when they didn't function properly?
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: ElectricPeterTork on January 06, 2010, 03:35:15 PM
Besides assaulting numerous props when they didn't function properly?

shhhhh...

Don't mention Bob doing something they would crucify Drew for doing.

Bob = Good

Drew = bad!
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: goldroadfanatic on January 06, 2010, 03:40:44 PM
As Axl pointed out before, it's a double standard for one to criticize Drew for doing something but when someone else brings up a moment where Bob acted in a similar manner, the Drew critic brushes it off and says, "Oh, that was just one thing,"  and moves on.

I can also think of times where Bob said or acted in the same way Drew does and we criticize Drew for it without acknowledging that Bob did that too, one of them was from the show's so-called "Golden Era" of the mid 1980's.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: thewhammy_2000 on January 06, 2010, 03:54:52 PM
One Bid 1: Who's George Silva, and do I want him following me around Los Angeles while I order food?

Pick-a-Number: I would have 7 myself. That banter about having Lanisha "do it" instead of Drew was confusingly funny for just a couple of seconds.

Pathfinder: I still think Drew jinxs the game whenever he says the game depends on one of the prizes. Case in point: "The Dreaded Panini Press." I never noticed that any price that ended in 5 or 0 would've been sure traps for said contestant. I understand why some of you all are upset about Fingers' setups like this.

Swap Meet (or "Match Meet"): Swapping cookware for power tools? Okay.

Showcase Showdown 1: Yes, what would have happened if Julian got the dollar....

Hi-Lo: "What the bloody [heck]?" I can understand Drew's notorious ways of modeling the products, but this one takes the cake, icing, and yogurt. The only thing I could think about was the way Bob modeled the Andes with sophistication, compared to this. My first pick would have been the cups; I don't know if I would have picked the garlic bread early as well; and I would have definitely avoided the energy drink.

Switch?: Well, I would have switched as well. I just didn't seem maid service (for a year) would cost more than a vacation in Disneyland. But then I figured this is Disneyland, maybe I should have left them alone. After reading the posts, I am now also confused whether the technical was a good thing. I think Bob would have called it a technical. What's done is done here.

One Bid 6: Man, I didn't think tires like that were that much. I wanted Julie to bid 1, but her 2100 seemed almost like a suicide bid with only a $100 margin. Too bad.

Money Game: That 62 was calling my name. It worked.

Showcases: One thing about those trip monitors: The way they open up to reveal the Harley. Julian's bid of $25,000 seemed a little too low, even with that boat. I probably would have said $29,000 (and still lose).
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: SpunkyMunky on January 06, 2010, 04:15:56 PM
What a messy Hi-Lo game! I like Rich's response to Drew after Drew had made a big mess: "That'll teach you!"

As for the Switch? mistake, I have nothing against the contestant, but I don't think she should have been awarded the prizes. As it has already been said in previous posts, she said to switch the prices before Amber had accidentally revealed the price. I do recall a contestant or two changing their decision, but I don't think it's something that should be encouraged by awarding the player the prizes because she might have changed her mind. What's next?--Drew asking the contestant each time just before each reveal: "Is that your final answer?"
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: supergoten on January 06, 2010, 09:44:06 PM
Call it immature, but I think it is amusing when Drew bashes the prizes, only in the sense that he's having fun with the show.

It's really no different to me than Bob kicking a game or jamming the number in on Squeeze Play, it could have just as easily damaged the set.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 06, 2010, 10:27:15 PM
Call it immature, but I think it is amusing when Drew bashes the prizes, only in the sense that he's having fun with the show.

It's really no different to me than Bob kicking a game or jamming the number in on Squeeze Play, it could have just as easily damaged the set.

Except the things Bob was assaulting already weren't working.  It's not quite the same as spilling yogurt on the props because Rich wasn't interesting enough.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Rlotpir1972 on January 07, 2010, 12:48:39 AM
Switch?...The judge should sounded the buzzer several times at Amber knowing she's going to botch it up.  Fortunately, although it should've been a loss, the contestant got a freebie and won.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: heelsrule1988 on January 07, 2010, 12:49:19 AM
AMEN, BROTHER!
This, my friends, is truly a Historic Momentô. :lol:

UPDATE: This from the lady herself via twitter in response to someone else's query: "The crowd gets so loud in there sometimes, I thought @tpirhost (Drew) was saying "flip!!" instead of "switch!!"... oops"
I can certainly attest to that.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/05/2010
Post by: Dietevil on January 07, 2010, 12:52:22 AM
Absolutely appalled at Hi-Lo and Switch?