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Title: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Joe_Capitano on January 20, 2010, 03:03:03 PM
The Price is Right - Jan. 20, 2010
Production #5003K - Taped Nov. 10, 2009

Drew: stage entrance
First Four lineup: right to left
Handoff: Lanisha

Models of the Day: Manuela Arbeláez, Lanisha Cole and Rachel Reynolds
Wearing: Kitty


1   (JVC) 46" LCD HDTV (M&R)
JOSHUA *1200 KRUPALI 900 STEVEN 1099 TYRA 698 ($1549)

Joshua, a student at USC, plays GRAND GAME (Target: $4.00) for a cache of cabbage...

(1) Rainbow Sprinkles (tub)$2.39$10
(5) (Castrol GTX) Motor Oil (32 oz)2.98100
(2) Clorox Bleach (1 gal)2.191000   Goes on...
(4) (Cheez Whiz) Cheese Dip4.59LOSS
(3) Curad Sensitive Skin Bandages (50 spots)3.49
(6) McCormick Cinnamon5.99

2   sportsauthority.com Recumbent Bike (L)
CAMERON *695 +Krupali 1100 +Steven 1199 +Tyra 1254 ($699)

Cameron plays LUCKY $EVEN for a Chevy Impala LS (Std., Mats, Prot)(R)

Picks:3 7 8 4
Price:   $2 5 3 8 9
Bucks:7 5 1 1 0LOSS

3   2 Bean Bag Chairs (R)
JEFFREY 499 +Krupali 550 +Steven *625 +Tyra 415 ($799)

Steven from San Diego, CA plays DOUBLE PRICES for a Yamaha Clavinova Digital Grand Piano and 10 Piano Lessons (M)

$7149PICK
 ($7149) WIN!
$6589

BETTY WHITE SEMI-MEMORIAL "JUST MEN"SHOWDOWN #1
$699Cameron50 +100OV
1,549Joshua95 stay.95Through to Showcase Round
7,948Steven20 + 95OV

4   Alliance Milan 150 Motorscooter (M)
Jeffrey 1 +Krypali 2 CHERYL 1800 +Tyra *1700 ($1799)

Tyra plays SHELL GAME for a Aico Exiterra Dining Group and Noritake Colorware Dinnerware (L)($5932)

Football Shape Grill$20HIGHER$40*(2)BALL   WIN!
(Flip) Digital Camcorder160LOWER125*(3)NO
Polkadot Hair Dryer50LOWER69
(Hammacher Schlemmer) Wireless Speakers250LOWER200*(1)NO

5   Black Washer/Dryer (R-aboard "Chugs")
Jeffrey 2399 +Krypali 1800 Cheryl *1 MARY 2200 ($1628)

Cheryl plays 1 RIGHT PRICE

Winter Clothing Group (M)$1944$2494LOSS
His/Hers Snowboard Equipment (L)$1944

Krypali is still lagging behind, so Mimi's about to put the heat on her. Banishment to the "First Four" Breakfast Club awaits if she can't get out of the Row. However, she has the last bid. Will it come in handy when she needs it?

6   Dev Valencia Gold/Sterling Rhodium Pendant (M-in the Row)
Jeffrey *1699 +Krypali 950 DEZELLA 2100 Mary 900 ($1750)

Krypali heads off to the clubhouse while Jeffrey heads up the "Southpaw Steps" to play CARD GAME for a Ford Focus SE (Std., 2.0l, MyKey, AT, Lights, Prot)(L)

Margin: $1000

Starting Bid:$15,000
1.3♣30015,300
2.6♠60015,900
3.8♠80016,700
PRICE:$19,264
DIFF:–2,564LOSS

SHOWDOWN #2
$1,628Cheryl40 + 10.50Through to Showcase Round
1,750Jeffrey85 stay.85
8,096Tyra80 + 75OV

ROBAIR MACKEY SEMI-MEMORIAL STAG SHOWCASE ROUND
Jeffrey has the honor.

SC1-Joshua Blackberry Pearl Cellphone (1 yr service)/Dell Laptop Computer
Glass-Top Sawhorse Desk
highbrowfurniture.com Aaron Chair
Virtual Assistant (3 mo.)
Lucky Jets Private Jet (5 hrs)(M)
BID$15,700
PRICE32,472
DIFF–16,772
TOTAL$34,021
SC2-Jeffrey Trip to Las Vegas (Vegas.com; 6n)
Air Combat USA Fighter Pilot Experience
$1000 (L)
Porsche Boxter (Std., 2.9l, Bluetooth, Deflector, Seats)(R)
BID$58,500
PRICE58,324
DIFFOVER

Drew says there was a standing ovation in the studio when one of today's cars came out. Presumably, it was the Porsche. After that bid, everyone probably needed some Bromo. That was painful.


Today's Pricing Games: 2 for 6
Total Winnings: $54,142


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

Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: mbetush on January 20, 2010, 03:25:09 PM
OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW that hurts.  Everyone (but Greco) needed Bromo.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: leafsfan17 on January 20, 2010, 03:58:49 PM
Nice to see cars return to the showcase. Let's hope that becomes a regular trend from now on.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: heelsrule1988 on January 20, 2010, 04:14:25 PM
Few things could be worse than pulling a Heels on a Porsche. That's heartbreaking.

BEST CONTESTANT OF THE DAY: Joshua
SHOW GRADE: 2
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 20, 2010, 04:27:26 PM
Drew seemed really bored today.  His Card Game reveal in particular was abysmal.  He did a bad job with the Showcase reveal, too...you shouldn't ever know whether or not the contestant has won until the host actually starts saying the price.

Speaking of the Showcase, once it was revealed that the Porsche had been lost, Drew seemed to forget that the other showcase had actually been won, or that he even needed to finish the show.  He just kinda stood there, moping...it was ridiculously unprofessional, perhaps to the same degree as the perfect bid.

I do have to give him credit for the Shell Game reveal, though...he did a great job with that.

Why the hell would anybody want five hours on a private jet?  That's only enough time to fly to most places in one direction!
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: joeyboy on January 20, 2010, 04:39:30 PM
Good Lineup. I would have swapped Lucky Seven and Grand Game myself. Shell Game!  :-D :-D :-D

Boy, that is some expensive Cheez-Whiz.

That cue during O.B. #2 was awful!

I think Drew showing Tyra the $500 bonus in Shell Game kind of jinxed her.  :P

I wonder if the Shells to the right of Drew instead of the left is something new. (Not that it really matters!)

According to Willy, it looks like Shell Game had to be edited again because Drew decided to show Tyra that there actually is a ball under a shell.

I guess its a good thing the Porsche wasnt won in the showcases because wed probably go right back into extreme budget mode again.

Why the hell would anybody want five hours on a private jet?  That's only enough time to fly to most places in one direction!

Most people probably wouldn't. I know I wouldn't. But you know Mike and Drew...
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: heelsrule1988 on January 20, 2010, 05:06:58 PM
He did a bad job with the Showcase reveal, too...you shouldn't ever know whether or not the contestant has won until the host actually starts saying the price.
That's one thing I wish he wouldn't do... he does it in pricing games, too. Unless he's going to do a dramatic buildup like Bob (which he actually did in a game a couple of months ago... I think it was Pocket Change), he doesn't need to look ahead of time.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Briguy on January 20, 2010, 05:10:31 PM
Nice to see cars return to the showcase. Let's hope that becomes a regular trend from now on.

While I too think the best Showcases come with cars, remember that they are not an essential ingredient to have a good showcase.

If presented correctly (i.e., with an entertaining, well-written script), even the Showcase with the most mundane of prizes can be declared a "good Showcase," IMO. Remember that during the Johnny Olson years, many of the skit-based showcases had no cars in sight that is, boats, trips, furs (before the Bob Barker veto) and rooms of furniture were the top-ticket items.

It's called salesmanship making that showcase that has nothing more than a boring ol' trip the greatest thing in the world.

That said, such a good bid on the Showcase with the Porsche. Too bad he was over by less than $200. AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH H!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Cartboy on January 20, 2010, 05:17:21 PM
Grand Game:  How the heck was that Cheez Whiz $4.59!? ???
Lucky Seven:  Rats! :-(
Shell Game:  I'm sure glad the ball wasn't under the only shell that did not have a chip in front of it!
Card Game:  Curses! :-(  Do they still have the $5,000 card in the special deck?
Showcases:  What a heartbreaking overbid! :cry:

An okay show overall, IMHO.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: thewhammy_2000 on January 20, 2010, 05:35:20 PM
Grand Game: I felt I was taking a gamble on the McCormick cinnamon (Haven't seen McCormick products on a game show in a long time.). Between the cheese dip and the Curad, I really wanted to pick the dip. This was a sure crapshooot and (Joshua and) I blew it.

Lucky Seven: Man, this would have been a great comeback. Unfortunately, I was predicting that Cameron may not pick the dreaded 9. That happened.
Maybe it's because I need a new car, I was drooling all over that blue Impala.

Double Prices: I had to laugh about avoiding the Alakazam for the win.

shell game: "Dammit Drew! Ya jinxed the bonus attempt!"

1 Right Price: I don't know the prices of snowboard equipment, either.

One Bid 6: ... and neither does Krypali on six of the prizes.

Card Game: I thought Jeffrey was under by about $1500.

Showcases: Here I am thinking that Jeffrey was under with that $58,500, thinking he should have bid around $63,000 and we are both red in the face.

[It's okay for Bob and Drew to look ahead of time on Punch-a-Bunch, but not during Grand Game.]
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: goldroadfanatic on January 20, 2010, 05:35:49 PM
Bob had them over the years of his tenure and I think during today's Lucky $even, Drew made his first previous contestant reference ever.  He alluded to Taylor, who miraculously won Lucky $even back in November, 2008.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: 3StrikesFan on January 20, 2010, 05:41:59 PM
Quote
Most people probably wouldn't. I know I wouldn't. But you know Mike and Drew...

They should have offered a round trip flight on a private jet to anywhere in the continental US. It would have made more sense than just 5 hours total.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: tpirfan28 on January 20, 2010, 05:45:42 PM
The problem with [roundtrip airfare at contestant's choice] is there is no price possible.  With this card you had a tangible price.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: GR WHAMMY on January 20, 2010, 06:17:34 PM
(http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss360/smashwhammy_2009/SCEPICFAIL.gif)

That's all
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: GameShowKid on January 20, 2010, 06:24:26 PM
Good job with Shell Game Drew.  :P

I bid $69,000 on the Porsche showcase.  Over as well, but not by such a dispiriting amount.

Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Wayoshi on January 20, 2010, 06:46:08 PM
While Steve is right about Drew at the end, I'll give him a pass today - that was arguably the most painful OB of the Drew era, and obviously Drew is not ready to exactly host in those extremely rare circumstances. We're getting there.

And can we get a luxury car won??? OMG. Today Greco made sure there would be a GOTC on 1, and then Jeff goes for it...ugh
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: WooWho on January 20, 2010, 07:14:12 PM
Hi everybody, this is Joshua from today's show!  I'm in a bit of a hurry and can't post a detailed account right now, but once I get time I'll be replying to most everything...including my "cheesy" loss in Grand Game.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: elskunkoman on January 20, 2010, 07:26:29 PM
Well Lucky seven was a forced loss anyway because of the 5 being the first number after the 2 and the last digit being 9. Only 2 games won today I hope tomorrow goes better meaning more wins at least 3, 4, or maybe 5.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Kev347 on January 20, 2010, 08:07:40 PM
Today was seemingly one of those days where Drew was just there for the paycheck. After doing a great job interacting with the contestants yesterday, he went through the motions today. He did, like Steve pointed out, host Shell Game the best he ever has (please continue to build up the reveal that way!), but the rest was just there, and Card Game (quit mumbling!) and the showcase were just bad. Drew, I know that the fact that he bid on the Porsche by such a small amount is painful, but Joshua won. Celebrate that! Also, from hosting 101: Whenever the first two digits of the contestant's bid are the same as the first two digits of the ARP of the showcase...build up the DSW. Yes, it's painful, but you can console him after, so do what you need to do first.

And aside from Shell Game and the Porsche, there was nothing remarkable about today's episode (I am no longer surprised or shocked by -89 endings in Lucky $even, or by Double Prices being played for two prizes).. Well, aside from the fact that the first showcase was the most ridiculously unpriceable showcase we've ever had, and that's saying something after the last two seasons. I could tell that they were REALLY trying to have the Porsche won by having the 1st showcase be very easy to GOTC, but still, that's one of those prizes that, as cool as it sounds, you should probably scrap it. (I mean I'd certainly love access to a private jet for 5 hours...but I wouldn't have the faintest idea how to price it, and therein lies the problem). Still, the great Shell Game segment made this show a bit above average in my mind.

Timings:
Grand Game (5) - 4:12
Lucky $even (4.5) - 4:36
Double Prices (3) - 2:53
Shell Game (6) - 5:35
One Right Price (3.5) - 3:01
Card Game  (5)- 4:00
Total time (27): 24:17


Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: catdogwheel on January 20, 2010, 08:37:06 PM
Cameron really seemed like an ungreatful contestant. I mean when he saw the car he looked truly disappointed! Thankfully he lost.

Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Joe_Capitano on January 20, 2010, 09:14:27 PM
I wasn't too pleased with the way the show ended, outcome notwithstanding. For one, as stated by others here, Drew should have said Joshua had won. By now Drew should be able to handle that.

Second, someone should keep all those people from rushing home base. That area should be off limits. Drew should be able to close the show without having to work around a mob of people what really should remain in the Peanut Gallery to begin with. If there's going to be any congratulating, let the winner meet his peeps at stage level - and as I have said before, no more than two or three pre-designated people should be allowed up. No large groups.

Meanwhile...

Hi everybody, this is Joshua from today's show!... I'll be replying to most everything...including my "cheesy" loss in Grand Game.

Welcome to the funny farm here. When you return expect to see a nice little swirly thing under your name.

Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: sideshowPA on January 20, 2010, 09:18:23 PM
Hi everybody, this is Joshua from today's show!  I'm in a bit of a hurry and can't post a detailed account right now, but once I get time I'll be replying to most everything...including my "cheesy" loss in Grand Game.

Congratulations Joshua.  I'll ask the question on everybody's mind:  did you keep the jet flight, and what will you do with it?
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: catdogwheel on January 20, 2010, 09:26:52 PM
Today's show really wasn't that great.

Josh, I felt you were energetic and did really well in Grand Game, but once you picked the Cheese Whiz I knew you were doomed! I know this because for one thing I work at a grocery store, so I know the prices of some things. Plus I've had to buy it for my mom when she makes some things. And Cheese Whiz is one that can shock you when you see how much it is! Same goes for that McCormick cinnamon.

Awesome to see Shell Game and awesome to see it won. Thank goodness everything after her first chip didn't matter. Oh yeah and I knew she had won before Drew even started the reveal, you know how? Watch the video again, if you want to. When Drew sat his microphone on the table and then started rattling the shells, you could hear it was either under 2 or 3.

Showcases-  The reveal for the Porsche showcase was just terrible. Definetely one of Drew's downfalls as a host. To me it was probably even worse than the "EXACTA" showcase last season. But hey, at least the contestant made an awesome bid unlike most, even if he went over by a mere $100. Most people low-ball their bids in these kinds of showcases that have super-expensive cars, or even trips.

Completely off topic, That's a funny avatar sideshowPA!
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: chad1m on January 20, 2010, 10:18:38 PM
I don't watch every day because of school and whatnot, so I don't know if this has been noted before, but did anyone else notice that the cue used during the Las Vegas trip & $1,000 prize in showcase two sounded just like the Think Fast [/i]theme? (http://tvpmm.com/documents/673.html[i) Kalehoff must be getting lazy in his old age, but I still loved it!
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: SpunkyMunky on January 20, 2010, 10:31:45 PM
Hi everybody, this is Joshua from today's show!  I'm in a bit of a hurry and can't post a detailed account right now, but once I get time I'll be replying to most everything...including my "cheesy" loss in Grand Game.

Hi Joshua. I too would have chosen the Cheez Whiz and stayed away from the bandages. Ah well, it looks like you won a nice TV set at the beginning, and congrats on winning your Showcase!  :-)
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: PIR85 on January 20, 2010, 10:59:26 PM
I am so far behind on watching shows... finally due to rare circumstances I actually got to watch a full episode at home today!!

I must say that I thought most of the show was downright abysmal today.  Contrary to the majority opinion around here, I specifically didn't like the way Shell Game was handled.  For one thing, the inflection in his voice indicated that he didn't care if the ball was under the first or second pick.  Also, why bring up the $500 bonus after the second pick, and not the third?  And laying the cash on the table only to take it back makes you look pretty ridiculous.  He did a good-considering-it-was-Drew buildup for the third pick, but bouncing the ball on the table such that it flies off to the other part of the stage does not look professional and it came off as pure silliness to me.  

Nice to see The Price is Right train for the onebid!

I knew a special car was coming per Drew's twitter yesterday.  I have no clue how to price a Porsche, but I thought he had underbid... shows you how well I can price these glamorous prizes.

I was saying the bandages the whole time for Grand Game... and I would have won today.  Welcome to the boards, Joshua!

DiPirro's one "fail" is his use of (at times) three cameras for a calldown.  At least with Bart there were two, and he would use the first one followed by the second one all the way through.  DiPirro likes to jump between all three cameras (the jib plus two pedcams) several times, which is his biggest directing fail.  But, there are quite a few other things that more than make up for it.

Speaking of calldowns, at the opening, why does the pan camera not snap-zoom into the contestant anymore?  After panning the audience, the contestant stands up and the camera points that direction and has a very slow zoom in that area.  Sometimes it's even hard to tell which person is supposed to be coming on down.  Mark this down as directing fail #2  (although this practice started before DiPirro was hired).

I know I'm a music cue nerd, but c'mon... was there even one 1983-or-older cue played today?  Heck, was there even a '94 cue now that I think about it?  That is disgusting.  And, yes, most of your Joe Plinkos notice these are gone, and yes, most find that quite unfavorable.


Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: GameShowKid on January 20, 2010, 11:15:44 PM
I know I'm a music cue nerd, but c'mon... was there even one 1983-or-older cue played today?  Heck, was there even a '94 cue now that I think about it?  That is disgusting.

I've noticed this in general for a while and mentioned it a few days ago. The older cues could at least be shuffled in with the new; that's the way it's been done in the past. Well, maybe I shouldn't bring up the past.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Teddy on January 21, 2010, 12:20:38 AM
(See original post)
That's all
Hey, don't forget the accompanying sound effect to go with it: MRRRRRRRRP! (http://www.qwizx.com/gssfx/usa/tpirmrrp.wav)
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: WooWho on January 21, 2010, 12:45:56 AM
Whew...OK.  Now that I'm here...a detailed account!

First order of business to everyone's questions: I gave up that trip.  No way am I paying taxes on $25,000 airfare.  And while I'm at it, I'm getting the cash equivalent for everything in my Showcase except the chair, which I'm keeping (these dorm room chairs I'm sitting in suck big time).  And, of course, the TV, which incidentally arrived last Monday--just in time for the new semester!  (Of course, wanting to keep the ultimate secret, I haven't even taken it out of the box yet, but come this weekend...)

I kinda cheated and saw Grand Game behind the GPT even before it was lifted, so I was immediately thinking, "OK, I'll pick off the hard ones first and leave an obvious one to give me the easy $10K."  With that setup, no way was that happening.

As far as the last product goes...honestly, I had no idea the bandages were even there until Drew flipped the card down showing the price of the cheese.  And RIGHT before he did, I thought, "Oh, no, that's not the right one..."

Hey...at least I knew to stay away from the motor oil!  (IIRC, it was a little over $6...$6.39, I want to say?)

Cameron told me after he sat down next to me that, for the last number, he had "4, 5, 9" lodged into his brain and couldn't figure out which one he wanted to pick.  So, he turned to the crowd...and we all know what happened there.

(He also really wanted to swap One-Bid prizes with me after the show...)

Two funny things happened in Shell Game that were edited out: Drew messed around with the shells before the game, even picking some up (and inadvertently revealing the ball in the process).  He suddenly realizes, "Oh, jeez, I wasn't supposed to do that, was I?"  So they spin the game back around and it proceeded as usual, save for one instance where that blow dryer just wouldn't stand up straight.  And Tyra told everybody backstage that she was just married about a week before the taping, and she was so happy to have won that furniture.

The Showcases...oh, jeez.  Call it (if I may coin a new term here) "overphobia", but I figured the phone, desk, computer, chair, and service were around $5,000 total.  That trip, at least to me, couldn't have been more than $15,000, so I was originally thinking to bid around 18-20K.  Why I lowered it to what I bid...don't ask.  Chalk it up to overphobia.

So when they were setting up before the reveal, they left the desk on stage.  With my bid, there was no way I could've won, so I thought Jeff had  :dsw: ed.  But of course, now we know what happened there...and man, I felt so terrible for him.

Overall, my energy level was hyped up much higher than it usually is (simply because I was so freakin' NERVOUS!), and I kinda feel bad for having won that Showcase the way I did, but I wouldn't trade that experience for the world.  Drew and Rich were so nice to me, and luck really was on my side.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 21, 2010, 12:56:33 AM
And while I'm at it, I'm getting the cash equivalent for everything in my Showcase except the chair

How?  Unless something's changed since Roger was fired (and if it has, it just reinforces how little of a clue these people have about controlling the budget) or the prizes for whatever reason became unavailable, you can't do that.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Wayoshi on January 21, 2010, 01:03:59 AM
Anything cheesy is usually Greco's trap. You seem like an above average contestant though, so good job trying. :)

I'm surprised Cameron was considering 9...that means Greco was pretty close to getting beat. Maybe more contestants can figure out that evil soon.

You simply got caught by what many are calling "the most un-price-able prize ever". We never had an exact price on a private jet until today, only that it was about a 5k addition in previous trips...I *never* thought it went by the hour in that fashion.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: mrbrown2195 on January 21, 2010, 01:06:22 AM
How?  Unless something's changed since Roger was fired (and if it has, it just reinforces how little of a clue these people have about controlling the budget) or the prizes for whatever reason became unavailable, you can't do that.

Steve - I do recall past contestants who happened to have won iPhones with service that they couldn't get the prize, and instead got cash, regardless of whether or not they actually wanted the phone. Perhaps the same sort of thing could be happening here with the Blackberry Pearl?
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: PIR85 on January 21, 2010, 01:08:54 AM
...except Joshua said everything in his showcase except the chair.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: mrbrown2195 on January 21, 2010, 01:24:52 AM
...yeah, I realize that... which is why I specifically pointed out the Blackberry, and prior examples of contestants getting cash instead of phones.

As for the other stuff, I have no clue why he got the option to take cash in lieu of prizes.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: WooWho on January 21, 2010, 01:51:02 AM
How?  Unless something's changed since Roger was fired (and if it has, it just reinforces how little of a clue these people have about controlling the budget) or the prizes for whatever reason became unavailable, you can't do that.

Perhaps I should've been more clear.  They handed me the prize release form and said, "We're giving you cash for this, that, and the other..."  I didn't have a choice, it was already listed as cash on the prize form.  So no, I didn't get the option to take cash...they just thrust it upon me.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: jimlange on January 21, 2010, 03:44:58 AM
Welcome to the forum Joshua and congrats on all of your winnings!!  I can help Josh and others clarify why he would be getting cash for his prizes.  Since Drew took over, a lot of prizes are there just for show and not to be given away.  In fact, it is there just for the plug itself.  So since the prize isn't being given away, the contestant who wins said prize(s) will get the announced value of that prize in cash.  You are all correct, you cannot substitute cash for the prize, but that is not the case here and hasn't been in a lot cases since Drew took over.  Josh had no option at all.  He either had to refuse it or take the cash for it.  But who would refuse cash!! In fact it happened on my show, which was Roger's last year as producer.  The first contestant won a computer in the first IUFB.  When signing paperwork, they told him it was there just for a show plug and CBS paid him cash for the value of the computer announced on the air.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: MrPlinko on January 21, 2010, 07:23:25 AM
  Since Drew took over, a lot of prizes are there just for show and not to be given away.  In fact, it is there just for the plug itself.  So since the prize isn't being given away, the contestant who wins said prize(s) will get the announced value of that prize in cash. 

What is the reasoning behind this?  Are they in such a tight budget mode they can't afford to give several IUFB's away as prizes?  Are there specific prizes on the show to which this applies?  Researchers, do you have a list of such prizes that are prop only?

Welcome to the forums, Josh!!!  Sounds like you had a great time!!!!

Joe
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 21, 2010, 07:35:43 AM
Are they in such a tight budget mode they can't afford to give several IUFB's away as prizes?

This is costing them more than it would to give away the prizes.  People might turn the prizes down, but nobody's going to refuse cash.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: trytobecharming on January 21, 2010, 08:20:18 AM


Awesome to see Shell Game and awesome to see it won. Thank goodness everything after her first chip didn't matter. Oh yeah and I knew she had won before Drew even started the reveal, you know how? Watch the video again, if you want to. When Drew sat his microphone on the table and then started rattling the shells, you could hear it was either under 2 or 3.



I don't remember Bob or Drew annoucing the $500 bonus in Shell Game prior to a contestant winning all four chips before today's playing.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: rob79 on January 21, 2010, 12:34:53 PM
Two observations on this show from my perspective:

1) Five hours on a private jet is about the dumbest prize i've ever heard of

2) Why even offer a prize if there is no chance it is ACTUALLY gonna be awarded? This sorta seems a bit below the "up and up" if I say so myself.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: chad1m on January 21, 2010, 12:45:58 PM
2) Why even offer a prize if there is no chance it is ACTUALLY gonna be awarded? This sorta seems a bit below the "up and up" if I say so myself.
It's standard game show practice, especially with prizes needed for
multiple use, like some of the ones on this show. And it's always been game show practice that if a prize is unavailable, one will be substituted of equal or greater value. Wheel of Fortune has done it off and on with cars in the bonus round since at least the '90s. I've even had a replacement prize offered to me personally, from GSN Live ($730 in Best Buy gift cards instead of a no-longer-available $730 HDTV.) So, yeah, it's not a new or uncommon concept at all. In most cases, it's a happening preferred by contestants!
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: TheBigAK on January 21, 2010, 01:12:24 PM
You're going to play shell game today.    If you find the hidden ball you win   $5932   ??

It seems to me that they should have to award the prize, not cash.   Unless for some reason the prize is no longer available.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: JoePlinko on January 21, 2010, 03:14:39 PM
I'm getting the cash equivalent for everything in my Showcase except the chair.

That is awesome!  Congrats on the win.  How great is that what you thought you couldn't afford is instead given to you in cash.  Too bad it wasn't the Porche, that would have been awesome to all of the sudden be told "You get $50,000 instead!"
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Kirsten Vaccaro on January 21, 2010, 03:18:30 PM
Whew...OK.  Now that I'm here...a detailed account!

First order of business to everyone's questions: I gave up that trip.  No way am I paying taxes on $25,000 airfare.  And while I'm at it, I'm getting the cash equivalent for everything in my Showcase except the chair, which I'm keeping (these dorm room chairs I'm sitting in suck big time).  And, of course, the TV, which incidentally arrived last Monday--just in time for the new semester!  (Of course, wanting to keep the ultimate secret, I haven't even taken it out of the box yet, but come this weekend...)

I kinda cheated and saw Grand Game behind the GPT even before it was lifted, so I was immediately thinking, "OK, I'll pick off the hard ones first and leave an obvious one to give me the easy $10K."  With that setup, no way was that happening.

As far as the last product goes...honestly, I had no idea the bandages were even there until Drew flipped the card down showing the price of the cheese.  And RIGHT before he did, I thought, "Oh, no, that's not the right one..."

Hey...at least I knew to stay away from the motor oil!  (IIRC, it was a little over $6...$6.39, I want to say?)

Cameron told me after he sat down next to me that, for the last number, he had "4, 5, 9" lodged into his brain and couldn't figure out which one he wanted to pick.  So, he turned to the crowd...and we all know what happened there.

(He also really wanted to swap One-Bid prizes with me after the show...)

Two funny things happened in Shell Game that were edited out: Drew messed around with the shells before the game, even picking some up (and inadvertently revealing the ball in the process).  He suddenly realizes, "Oh, jeez, I wasn't supposed to do that, was I?"  So they spin the game back around and it proceeded as usual, save for one instance where that blow dryer just wouldn't stand up straight.  And Tyra told everybody backstage that she was just married about a week before the taping, and she was so happy to have won that furniture.

The Showcases...oh, jeez.  Call it (if I may coin a new term here) "overphobia", but I figured the phone, desk, computer, chair, and service were around $5,000 total.  That trip, at least to me, couldn't have been more than $15,000, so I was originally thinking to bid around 18-20K.  Why I lowered it to what I bid...don't ask.  Chalk it up to overphobia.

So when they were setting up before the reveal, they left the desk on stage.  With my bid, there was no way I could've won, so I thought Jeff had  :dsw: ed.  But of course, now we know what happened there...and man, I felt so terrible for him.

Overall, my energy level was hyped up much higher than it usually is (simply because I was so freakin' NERVOUS!), and I kinda feel bad for having won that Showcase the way I did, but I wouldn't trade that experience for the world.  Drew and Rich were so nice to me, and luck really was on my side.

How is Drew Carey & Rich Fields in person Joshua?
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: whirlwood74 on January 21, 2010, 07:54:39 PM
Nice to see that old throwback grocery item in Grand Game:  Castrol GTX motor oil.

Unfortunately, Rich doesn't plug it like Johnny O. used to on the Nighttime Price is Right (in 1975):

"And to keep your car running smoothly, 33 quarts of...Castrol GTX...For all sizes & models of cars...Castrol lubrication for cars, motorcycles, & snowmobiles."

Here's how Rich should have plugged it 35 years later (in 2010):

"Use Castrol GTX to fight engine viscosity and thermal breakdown...Castrol...It's more than oil, it's liquid engineering."

I know that about 99.44% of grocery products on TPIR today are w/o fee plugs, but can't Rich take a page from his idol, Johnny Olson?
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 21, 2010, 08:01:50 PM
It's standard game show practice, especially with prizes needed for multiple use, like some of the ones on this show.

It is?

In all seriousness, what game show besides Let's Make a Deal has offered prizes they knew they weren't going to give away?
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: WooWho on January 21, 2010, 08:22:03 PM
How is Drew Carey & Rich Fields in person Joshua?

The short answer: Awesome.

The long answer: They're so great.  Daniel (the guy in my group who had the crazy mustache and the Pricedown dollar sign shaved into his head) actually asked to switch glasses with Drew for a few seconds.  And Drew let him!  Drew looked over his shoulder right before the cameras rolled during the first Showcase Showdown and wished us all good luck, and he was even a little excited to hear that my grandfather and I, a long time ago, built a working model of the Big Wheel (and Plinko, but I didn't tell him that).

And Rich is so great.  Even though I couldn't hear what the heck he was saying half the time, he did a great job pumping everybody up before the show, interacting with the audience...simply put, I can't stop saying nice things about these guys.  (And no, it's not just because I won, either.)
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: whinbaby on January 21, 2010, 11:30:50 PM
The 7,196th set of Pricing Games (84th for Season 38)

Showcase #1
Blackberry Pearl - $840
Dell Laptop - $1,104
Glass Top Sawhorse Desk - $449
Chair - $1,169
Virtual Assistant - $910
Private Jet - $28,000

Showcase #2
Trip to Las Vegas - $7,194
Porsche Boxster - $50,130

Your Modeling Scorecard for January 20, 2010
Daily Records
$65,019/2005, $24,786/2006

Rachel Reynolds
Total:  9/$79,707 - New Record! (6/$4,119, 3/$75,588)
Cars:  2/$75,519 (0/$0, 2/$75,519)
Trips:  0/$0 (0/$0, 0/$0)

Lanisha Cole
Total:  6/$36,583 (2/$6,631, 4/$29,952)
Cars:  1/$19,264 (0/$0, 1/$19,264)
Trips:  1/$7,194 (0/$0, 1/$7,194)

Manuela Arbelaez
Total:  12/$46,663 (11/$44,719, 1/$1,944)
Cars:  0/$0 (0/$0, 0/$0)
Trips:  1/$28,000 (1/$28,000, 0/$0)

And for the season
Rachel Reynolds (70 shows)
Total:  685/$3,385,377 (385/$1,273,072, 300/$2,112,305)
Cars:  62/$1,487,527 (20/$430,582, 42/$1,056,945)
Trips:  63/$510,611 (23/$157,907, 40/$352,704)

Lanisha Cole (61 shows)
Total:  557/$2,714,252 (337/$1,100,943, 220/$1,613,309)
Cars:  48/$1,109,815 (14/$315,605, 34/$794,210)
Trips:  53/$433,428 (29/$236,706, 24/$196,722)

Manuela Arbelaez (52 shows)
Total:  409/$2,622,589 (278/$1,321,584, 131/$1,301,005)
Cars:  52/$1,193,683 (22/$467,652, 30/$726,031)
Trips:  50/$462,962 (34/$295,498, 16/$167,464)
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: WooWho on January 22, 2010, 01:19:52 AM
Chair - $1,169
Virtual Assistant - $910
Private Jet - $28,000

Few corrections according to my prize sheet, whinbaby:

Virtual Assistant - $4,200
Private Jet - $25,000
Chair - $879
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: JoePlinko on January 22, 2010, 04:34:21 PM
So you won $29,200 in cash!?!?!  That's awesome!  Whatcha gonna do with the dough??
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Flerbert419 on January 22, 2010, 05:14:14 PM
Not quite.  According to Josh's first post.....

First order of business to everyone's questions: I gave up that trip.  No way am I paying taxes on $25,000 airfare. 

Which means that he probably got a little over $6500 in cash, minus taxes.

Still, how do you plan on spending the money?
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: WooWho on January 22, 2010, 06:11:05 PM
Which means that he probably got a little over $6500 in cash, minus taxes.

Still, how do you plan on spending the money?

That's correct.  $6,593, to be exact, $461 of which will go to Uncle Sam.  (And maybe more, since I'm originally from New Orleans...*sigh*)

As for my plans for the money, I'm saving it for college purposes, though I might put a small amount of it for something bigger (like that car I was never offered on the show--not the Porsche, but...)

Of course, the check still has to get here first.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: chad1m on January 22, 2010, 07:55:56 PM
In all seriousness, what game show besides Let's Make a Deal has offered prizes they knew they weren't going to give away?
Well, we can start with Wheel of Fortune. A quote from a 1997 article (http://www.thefreelibrary.com/%60WHEEL%27+OBSESSION%3B+PRIZES,+PARTING+GIFTS+AREN%27T+ENOUGH+FOR+SOME...-a083888167) about crazy Raymond, a contestant from the early 90s, says "Taylor says his "Wheel" loot included a $25,000 check in lieu of a Dodge Stealth, a $3,000 savings bond and an Amtrak trip across the nation that he never took. ="

If you remember, there was a gentleman on Price a couple years ago who was DQd for having a relationship with CBS. He said (http://francispage.blogspot.com/2007/10/come-on-down.html), regarding his prize of a camcorder, "The production staffer says they're going to give me $2000 in place of the camera, which they have the right to do. Some of the prizes are bought by the show and not provided, meaning they probably need them to use again as props."

I feel like, in one of his Stu's Shows appearances, Roger Dobkowitz talked about the prize department, and how the prizes that aren't furnished likely are only for one-time use on the stage, and it's much easier to substitute them with cash than to have the prize department send out five of them.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: joeyboy on January 22, 2010, 07:58:27 PM
I gave up that trip.  No way am I paying taxes on $25,000 airfare.

Ya know, somebody needs to drill this little fact into Mike Richard's head, before he decides to have the show offer countless trips in the showcases every day!  ;)

Josh, it's great to know you had an awesome time at the show!
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: WooWho on January 22, 2010, 08:38:36 PM
Ya know, somebody needs to drill this little fact into Mike Richard's head, before he decides to have the show offer countless trips in the showcases every day!  ;)

Josh, it's great to know you had an awesome time at the show!

But on the bright side, maybe it'll save 'em enough money that they'll be able to offer stuff like that Porsche somewhere down the line...
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: whinbaby on January 22, 2010, 09:18:42 PM
Virtual Assistant - $4,200
Whoa!  I wouldn't spend that much on a virtual assistant.  It's like $1,400 per month.  In fact, I am one of the people who do not need one.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: SteveGavazzi on January 22, 2010, 09:33:17 PM
Well, we can start with Wheel of Fortune. A quote from a 1997 article (http://www.thefreelibrary.com/%60WHEEL%27+OBSESSION%3B+PRIZES,+PARTING+GIFTS+AREN%27T+ENOUGH+FOR+SOME...-a083888167) about crazy Raymond, a contestant from the early 90s, says "Taylor says his "Wheel" loot included a $25,000 check in lieu of a Dodge Stealth, a $3,000 savings bond and an Amtrak trip across the nation that he never took. ="

It doesn't say why they didn't give him the car, though.  It's possible there was an issue that made it impossible to obtain a Stealth for him, so they gave him a cash equivalent.  Price has done that on occasion -- the Saturn Sky from the Season 35 premiere, for instance.

If you remember, there was a gentleman on Price a couple years ago who was DQd for having a relationship with CBS. He said (http://francispage.blogspot.com/2007/10/come-on-down.html), regarding his prize of a camcorder, "The production staffer says they're going to give me $2000 in place of the camera, which they have the right to do. Some of the prizes are bought by the show and not provided, meaning they probably need them to use again as props."

I'm not sure this guy really understood what was happening...as per its own rules, the show doesn't (or didn't then, at any rate) offer cash equivalents unless there's a reason they can't obtain the prize.  It's also possible that the camcorder was something Roger offered that he normally wouldn't have just to appease Drew, who was already starting to have more influence over the production than he should have by that point.

I feel like, in one of his Stu's Shows appearances, Roger Dobkowitz talked about the prize department, and how the prizes that aren't furnished likely are only for one-time use on the stage, and it's much easier to substitute them with cash than to have the prize department send out five of them.

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't remember Roger saying anything like that.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: penny_ante on January 22, 2010, 09:39:03 PM
... I gave up that trip.  No way am I paying taxes on $25,000 airfare....
Ya know, somebody needs to drill this little fact into Mike Richard's head, before he decides to have the show offer countless trips in the showcases every day!  ;)

I bet the show producers know this already, and love these trips precisely because they are often forfeited.

One thing nags me about this trend. . . . More and more goofy trips means more contestants forfeit these extravagant prizes for tax reasons, or for lack of vacation time, or because who the **** wants a $19k train ride through Europe?! (http://www.golden-road.net/index.php/topic,13734.msg220070.html#msg220070)  As they are forfeited, as Joshua did, news will get out via sites like this one, the show's site, and perhaps more widely, the popular (print) press.

Doesn't this run the risk of making the show look cheap, instead of glitzy? Isn't this counter to the intentions of the current regime?
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Ton80 on January 22, 2010, 09:56:45 PM
Quote from: penny_ante
...or because who the **** wants a $19k train ride through Europe?!
I do.  Don't always assume that, just because a trip is dressed with lots of options, the contestant doesn't want the trip.  I am apparently one of the few people out here who loves to see the trips with all the extras, or with unusual perks.  I'd love to go to New York, have a personal shopping assistant, and be taxied around in a limo.  I'd take a prize that included 5 hours in a private jet - that would get me to Texas and back (well, very close to it), and that would be a sweet ride.  Are these trips hard to price? Darn skippy they are.  Are they truly "once in a lifetime"?  Absolutely.  These trips with guides, assistants, personal tours, etc. are better (in my opinion) than the "we'll fly you coach to some strange city where you'll wander aimlessly around trying to figure out what to do while you're here" trips that were offered in the past.

It would be interesting to see how many trips (by percentage) were declined each season.  I'd be willing to bet that most trips are actually taken, and only a small number are declined.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: PriceFanArmadillo on January 22, 2010, 10:00:43 PM
There's a difference between tacking a $1k-2k extra onto a $6k trip and offering a $25k trip that doesn't even count as a trip, though.  Nobody wants to have to pay $6,000 in income taxes just to be able to fly to Texas.
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: Ton80 on January 23, 2010, 01:26:03 AM
Quote from: PriceFanArmadillo
There's a difference between tacking a $1k-2k extra onto a $6k trip and offering a $25k trip that doesn't even count as a trip, though.  Nobody wants to have to pay $6,000 in income taxes just to be able to fly to Texas.
Oh, sure!  Use logic and common sense to counter my perfectly lousy argument!  I keep forgetting about that darned income tax.

(It would still be cool to fly on a private jet to Texas, though!!)
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: SecretAgent on January 25, 2010, 12:08:44 AM
How much was the Boxter itself?

Geeze, talk about a double fail. Not only did he lose that, he missed a DSW.

Qualifies as a Doube Epic Fail imho.

Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: WooWho on January 31, 2010, 04:30:10 PM
This just in...

The chair I won is coming tomorrow!  I got a voice message from the shipping company the other day and it should be here anytime between 9-12.

No word on the check yet.  I know it'll get here up to 90 days after the airdate, but for those of you who actually won cash, about how long after your show aired did you get the check?  (Not that I'm in any hurry to get it, I'm just curious.)
Title: Re: FULL RECAP - TPiR 01/20/2010
Post by: jimlange on January 31, 2010, 10:22:17 PM
My episode aired February 20th and I had my check almost a month later.  I got it on St. Patrick's Day!