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Title: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Roadgeek Adam on June 17, 2013, 12:53:29 PM
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Episode #6401K (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower)
Aired – 6/17/2013; Taped – 5/1/2013
Models: Manuela Arbelaez, Daniel Goddard, Amber Lancaster, Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith
Microphone Handoff: Amber
First Four Contestant Seating: Mixed

First IUFB: Designer Wedding Gown and Tuxedo (Maggie SotteroL Ball gown and Vera Wang tuxedo from Men's Wearhouse); ARP: $2,349 (Daniel and Manuela)

JAY & LIZA ARI & HAWKEN ANTHONY & STEPHANIE JUSTIN & BRYANA
2300 2600 2601 2500

The winner is...
JAY & LIZA


Jay and Liza are playing SWITCH? for a bachelor party in Miami (RT Coach for 3 guests to Miami, FL for a 3n stay in 2 balcony suites at the Prime Hotel + $200 dinner credit) (Gwendolyn) and a bachelorette party in New York City (RT Coach for 3 guests to New York, NY for a 3n stay in 2 grandview roomss at the Distrikt Hotel + sheek dinner on night on the town) (Amber).

These prices are either correct or need to be switched:

MIAMI
$9961
SWITCH?
NEW YORK
$8514
SWITCH?

The choose to switch...

MIAMI
$8514
$8514
NEW YORK
$9961
$9961

WIN

Second IUFB: His and Her Wedding Bands (Tacori: White Gold 18ct bands with ladie with diamond, men's with crescent design); ARP: $3,490 (Daniel and Gwendolyn)

ERIN & KYLE ARI & HAWKEN ANTHONY & STEPHANIE JUSTIN & BRYANA
2300 1200 1400 1401

The winner is...
ERIN & KYLE


Erin and Kyle are playing PAY THE RENT WEDDING for for a chance to win up to $100,000!

The grocery items are:

  • Grands Biscuits
  • Easy-Off Cleaner
  • Blue Bonnet Margarine
  • Crystal Light Lemonade
  • Smuckers Goober Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Ivory Body Wash

They place the items in the house...

$100,000
 
CLEANER
$10,000
 
PBJ
BODY WASH
$5,000
 
MARGARINE
BISCUITS
$1,000
 
LEMONADE

The ARP of the Lemonade is $3.49.

$100,000
 
CLEANER
$10,000
 
PBJ
BODY WASH
$5,000
 
MARGARINE
BISCUITS
$1,000
$3.49
$3.49

They choose to continue...


The ARP of the margarine is $1.59 and the ARP of biscuits is $2.59 for a total of $4.18.

$100,000
 
CLEANER
$10,000
 
PBJ
BODY WASH
$5,000
 $4.18
$1.59
$2.59
$1,000
$3.49
$3.49

They choose to continue...


The ARP of the peanut butter and jelly is $3.99 and the ARP of body wash is $2.29 for a total of $6.28.

$100,000
 
CLEANER
$10,000
$6.28
$3.99
$2.29
$5,000
 $4.18
$1.59
$2.59
$1,000
$3.49
$3.49

They choose to continue...


The ARP of the cleaner is $5.49.

$100,000
$5.49
$5.49
$10,000
$6.28
$3.99
$2.29
$5,000
 $4.18
$1.59
$2.59
$1,000
$3.49
$3.49

LOSS

Third IUFB: All Year Flowers (Teleflora); ARP: $1,200 (Amber)

SHAYLA & RANDY ARI & HAWKEN ANTHONY & STEPHANIE JUSTIN & BRYANA
1200 1201 1500 2000

The winner is...
SHAYLA
& RANDY
CLANGERS! $500!

Shayla and Randy are playing Money Game for a 2013 Ford Focus S (2L engine, tire pressure monitoring systm, AC, AT, paint/fabric) (Manuela and Daniel).

MONEY GAME

    90 27 17
    19 68 35
    72 18 59
    F 5 R

They pick [18] - [F]

    90 27 17
    19 68 35
    72   59
    18 5 R

They pick [72] - [$$]

72   90 27 17
    19 68 35
        59
    18 5 R

They pick [59] - [$$]

72   90 27 17
59   19 68 35
         
    18 5 R

They pick [90] - [$$]

72     27 17
59   19 68 35
90        
    18 5 R

They pick [35] - [$$]

72     27 17
59   19 68  
90        
35   18 5 R

LOSS (Total Winnings: $256; ARP: $18,527)

SCSD #1

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
Shayla & Randy $1,956 75 STAY .75
Erin & Kyle $3,490 85 STAY .85
Jay & Liza $20,824 85 STAY .85 *OVERTIME*

overtime...

Contestant Winnings Spin Result
Erin & Kyle $3,490 15
*SHOWCASE*
Jay & Liza $20,824 10

Fourth IUFB: Wedding Cake (Charm City Cakes West: 16in 4-tier creations); ARP: $1,200 (Gwendolyn)

DAVID & ASHLEY ARI & HAWKEN ANTHONY & STEPHANIE JUSTIN & BRYANA
600 450 475 350

The winner is...
DAVID
& ASHLEY


David and Ashley are playing Coming or Going for a whole set of new appliances (Whirpool Gold Collection: Induction range, side-by-side fridge, built-in dishwasher, and from the Whirpool Duet Collection: Washer and Dryer) (Amber).

8 2 0 5 0 2 8
COMING -or- GOING

They set the price to:

8 2 0 5
COMING -or- GOING


ARP: $8,205. WIN

Fifth IUFB: Computer (HP: 23in All-1One touch PC, 6GB RAM, 1TB HD, printer); ARP: $1,510 (Manuela)

JARON & SHANIKA ARI & HAWKEN ANTHONY & STEPHANIE JUSTIN & BRYANA
1700 1701 1400 1150

The winner is...
ANTHONY & STEPHANIE


Anthony and Stephanie are playing That's Too Much for a 2013 Honda Accord LX (2.4L engine, CVT transmission, daytime running lights) (Gwendolyn).

$19,500
$20,442
$21,754
$22,960
$ $ $
$ $ $
$ $ $
$ $ $
$ $ $
$ $ $
ARP:
$22,480
WIN

The red podium kicked some serious behind this show. As a result, we are guaranteed a trip in the double wide. Now will we need the quadruple wide for a trip to Kirkersville, Ohio? Two engaged couples are still there. Find out here.

Sixth IUFB: Designer Acceesories (Nina: Collection with 2 pairos fheels, pumps, evening bags); ARP: $544 (Amber)

JARON & SHANIKA ARI & HAWKEN BRENNAN & ANNE MARIE JUSTIN & BRYANA
1200 1 1100 2000

The winner is...
ARI & HAWKEN


Justin and Bryana head off to Kirkersville, while Ari and Hawken escape and are playing Cliffhangers for a trip to Aruba (RT Coach for the couple and 20 GUESTS to Aruba for a 3n stay in beachfront suite at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort + dream beachfront wedding; ARP: $47,017) (Daniel and Manuela).

Small prizes (Gwendolyn): Cake Server Set, Dining Candles, Wedding Guestbook

They bid $17 on the set...
          Hans                                        
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
                                                   

The ARP is...

$22
They bid $30 on the candles...
          Hans                                        
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
                                                   

The ARP is...

$30
They bid $41 on the guestbook...
              Hans                                      
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
                                                   

The ARP is...

$43

WIN (Total Winnings: $47,112)

SCSD #2

Contestant Winnings Spin 1 Spin 2 TOTAL RESULT
David & Ashley $9,225 40 95 1.35
OVER
Anthony & Stephanie $23,990 10 100 1.10
OVER
Ari & Hawken $47,656 55 .55 *SHOWCASE*

THE FABULOUS SHOWCASES

Ari & Hawken has the honors...

SC1 - Ari & Hawken

ON YOUR LIST
  • Everything on Registry List (Hamilton Beach: 6- piece collection of countertop Appliances), Dinnerware (Lenox Collection with China pattern), Cookware (Mario Batali: 13-piece collection) and new bedding and bath supplies (DKNY) (Manuela)
  • 2014 Jeep Patriot Sport (2.4L engine, FWD, sunscreen glass, all-season tires) (Amber)
Bid: $32,000

SC2 - Erin & Kyle

CAPTURE PLACES FOR YOUR HONEYMOON
  • Camera Package (Sony: 20.1MP camera with HD Camcorder courtesy BuyDig.com) (Daniel)
  • Trip to France (RT Coach to Paris, FR for 6n stay at the Marriott Paris Champs-Elysees) (Gwendolyn)
  • Trip to Italy (RT Coach to Sardinia, IT for 6n stay in double room at luxury resort with daily breakfast, dinner + 6hr day sail of the Mediterrean Sea courtesy Charmingitaly.com) (Gwendolyn)
Bid: $27,000
Ari & Hawken
$32,000
JEEP
$24,633
JEEP
Erin & Kyle
$27,000
TRIPS
$26,432
TRIPS

Things Remembered is giving every couple in the audience sets of wedding ornaments for their weddings.

Results: 4 out of 6
Winnings: $107,141
Biggest Winner: Ari & Hawken ($47,656)

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Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Hag on June 17, 2013, 12:56:14 PM
Never saw that Aruba trip coming...or that it would be won so easily.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Mallory16 on June 17, 2013, 01:10:39 PM
They really, really had some budget to burn on that trip to Aruba, offering it in Cliff Hangers, of all the possible games to offer it in.

Considering the budget for today's show, I was surprised the trip showcase wasn't a lot more expensive than it actually was.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Kev347 on June 17, 2013, 01:15:09 PM
This was one of those shows that just makes you scratch your head but also makes you thankful that we don't see nearly as big a mess as this on a daily basis. Between the usual Rent reverting to its evil self, all the themed sexed up prizes and a $47K TRIP FOR 22 in Cliff, this show reeked of excess in the worst way. I've accused the show of offering expensive trips or prizes that it knows will be declined before to give off the appearance of extravagance, but this has to be the WORST example of that yet. Not only are many people not going to want to pay the taxes on that trip, many people on the show will already have started planning their wedding and won't be able to suddenly change it to Aruba, and on top of that people might not have their wedding in Aruba if they know people can't come. Then to flaunt this $47k prize in a standard easy Cliff setup is just the height of things not making sense. Honestly, from the way Drew built the prize up I thought 3 Strikes was coming 6th. Then it turned out to be one of the worst prizes they've ever offered. Hey, maybe that's next, 3 Strikes for a trip!

The rest of the show wasn't too bad, because at least some winning happened, and the TTM win in particular was exciting (though again, the fact that the TTM winner spun second was beyond dumb. To make things worse, if Money had been won, THAT car winner would have also spun second. That's something you should try to avoid in general, and they did it twice in the same show!) And the themed garbage is annoying but it's something we've all learned to deal with on an annual basis. It was easier to deal with last year though with no Rent, no ridiculous $40k trips, and an asterisked perfect show. Shows like this just make you wonder what they're smoking over there. At least I'm fairly sure we have 9 "regular" episodes now to close out the regular season.

Oh, and Bart Eskander did indeed direct today! That's nice....

Timings:
Switch? (3.5) - 3:39
Pay The Rent (7) - 6:29
Money Game (4.5) - 3:56
Coming Or Going (3.5) - 2:46
That's Too Much (4) - 3:23
Cliff Hangers (4.5) - 6:10
Total (27): 26:23
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Bobby McBride on June 17, 2013, 01:21:04 PM
S?: Easy.

PtW: Whether or not they intended it to play it that way, Erin & Kyle tried.

MG: I knew our luck w/ finding the first two numbers right away would run out sooner or later.

CoG: I would've lost.

TTM: Nicely done!

C-H: And what a perfect second half that was w/ a $47K+ trip here!

Showcases: They should've revealed Hawken & Ari's result first, because I knew they were way over.

Decent episode today. Actually, Ryan still directed this episode.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Torgo on June 17, 2013, 02:25:32 PM
Aruba Rant

I DJ weddings.  Most weddings occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which makes sense: it's nice out, the venues are open, etc.  Since this episode taped in early May, I would be inclined to believe that a fairly large number of them were getting married shortly after taping or, at least, had planning underway.

This trip sucks.

First off, twenty-two people.  Take out the engaged couple, and that leaves twenty.  Assuming you have a reasonably-sized wedding party (let's assume best man, maid/matron of honor, and two bridesmaids/groomsmen), that knocks the guest list down to fourteen.  But wait, you need your parents to go!  Knock out four more slots, and we're down to ten.  Hope you don't have many friends or additional family members that you want to spend the greatest day of your life with.

When I heard that ARP, I was livid ... and I don't get livid at this show.  A price tag of $47,017 doesn't showcase a great opportunity for contestants.  It shows that "we're offering something crazy because we can".  Even Drew mentioned at the end of the show "hey, we had some crazy prizes today!", as if that was somehow the saving grace from a double overbid.

That being said, time for math.  $47,017 / 22 = $2,137.14 ... for Aruba.  The price tag seems lofty, but in actually it's a really cheap trip ... just for a lot of people.  But who cares about that when there's a huge number to taunt to the viewers!  GAZE INTO OUR LUXURY.

You don't get a choice of the hotel.  You don't get a choice of the venue.  You don't get a choice, presumably, of who even officiates the wedding.  You can just choose to "not" go, especially with that Cliff setup.  You needed to be a little off your rocker to lose that one.

I understand that not every engaged couple wants the same thing, but to flat-out assume that they want the entire wedding planned from the get-go is a bit insulting.  I know some shows offer that (I believe morning talk shows do), but the difference is that the engaged couples want - and sign up - for that particular feature.  These couples (presumably) want a car, money, or to fill out their registry items.

Oh wait, the showcase called this out specifically.  So, yeah, that's what the couples want: not their wedding day planned out by some focus group in a hot room.  That trip was more-than-likely turned down in a heartbeat.  (If for whatever reason that couple sees this - and they accepted - then hey, good for you, but I feel a lot of people wouldn't want that.)

That was the worst segment I have ever seen of this show, and everyone involved should be ashamed of their blatant budget flaunting.  I realize the show gave away houses in the 1950s and whatnot, but you can use a house for longer than one week.  Presumably.

Something's wrong when Switch? is the most expensive segment of a half, even if Money Game was won.  Again, they invest way too much money in these lavish trips.  For a show that claims to want to "offer prizes that have never been seen before", it sure has fallen into the monotony of "expensive trips", "designer accessories", "home theaters", "cars that will only be won when we feel like it", and "electronics".  It's just not interesting.

But that's just one man's opinion.

---

That being said, the show wasn't a complete wash.  We figured Pay the Rent was going to be lost - and the setup was tough - but they played it quite well.  That's Too Much! is always nice to see won, and the lineup - while derivative and par-for-the-course for a Rent lineup - didn't make any baffling decisions.  I thought the showcases were decent, too.

I guess if today's show was an apple, I could bite around the Cliff-sized blemish.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: thepriceis_J on June 17, 2013, 02:28:22 PM
Oh, and Bart Eskander did indeed direct today! That's nice....
Too bad the credit layover on CBS credited Ryan Polito. Oops.

Sigh....so again, we get Switch for $18,475 and a $47,000 trip in Cliff Hangers and still we can't get a three-car show more than once a friggin' year? Come on. This is beyond ridiculous.

Other than the highly head-scratching record breaking Cliff Hangers, this was a fine show. Rent was actually enjoyable for quite a while as they did an okay job ordering the products. And it is always nice to get a Pay The Rent win.

Now I hope we're done with the specials for the rest of June. I feel Thursday isn't going to get here fast enough.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Wayoshi on June 17, 2013, 02:36:13 PM
Embarrassing.

They have no qualms about breaking a cardinal rule of the show, and it's just really embarrassing.

Why the hell did they put so much decoration effort on THIS special of all ones? It honestly makes me a bit sick.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Swingbatta0 on June 17, 2013, 02:40:55 PM
Today's Pay the Wedding winning combination:

Mailbox: Peanut butter and jelly = $3.99
1st Floor: Biscuits ($2.59) + Body wash ($2.29) = $4.88
2nd Floor: Drink mix ($3.49) + Margarine ($1.59) = $5.08
Attic: Cleaner = $5.49

The cleaner was in the right place, as were the biscuits.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Torgo on June 17, 2013, 02:41:51 PM
Today's Pay the Wedding winning combinations:

Mailbox: Peanut butter and jelly = $3.99
1st Floor: Biscuits ($2.59) + Body wash ($2.29) = $4.88
2nd Floor: Drink mix ($3.49) + Margarine ($1.49) = $4.98
Attic: Cleaner = $5.49

or...

Mailbox: Drink mix = $3.49
1st Floor: Biscuits ($2.59) + Body wash ($2.29) = $4.88
2nd Floor: Peanut butter and jelly ($3.99) + Margarine ($1.49) = $5.48
Attic: Cleaner = $5.49

Improved from the last playing.

The margarine was/is $1.59.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Swingbatta0 on June 17, 2013, 02:43:53 PM
The margarine was/is $1.59.
Scratch that second winning combo.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Wayoshi on June 17, 2013, 02:44:09 PM
There will only be one solution until a gimmick week, when there will be ten.

Let's watch the language, mmmkay? -cu
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: GuyWithFace on June 17, 2013, 03:00:15 PM
They have no qualms about breaking a cardinal rule of the show, and it's just really embarrassing.
Forgive me for not knowing something which is probably rather obvious, but what rule would that be?

a $47K TRIP FOR 22 in Cliff [...] has to be the WORST example of that yet. Not only are many people not going to want to pay the taxes on that trip, many people on the show will already have started planning their wedding and won't be able to suddenly change it to Aruba, and on top of that people might not have their wedding in Aruba if they know people can't come. Then to flaunt this $47k prize in a standard easy Cliff setup is just the height of things not making sense.
No, that last part does make sense -- showing someone winning such a large prize is the important part, not whether they actually take it. Again, it comes down to the appearance of looking extravagant, when in reality it just looks...well...

Embarrassing.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Wayoshi on June 17, 2013, 03:12:39 PM
A luxury prize (30k+) that is not car or cash doesn't belong on the Price is Right. I believe this is the first time we've crossed 40k, and well into it.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: joeyboy on June 17, 2013, 03:29:55 PM
Oh my lord, where to begin...

Is it bad when the prize value in SWITCH? is $52 LESS than the CAR offered in Money Game?

Welcome back hard Pay the Rent. We've been expecting you.

...Cliff Hangers... :headbang:

Incidently, I'm honestly getting tired of seeing Cliff Hangers. It feels like it's been played more this season than Plinko has.

Incidently, if Ari and Hawken had won their showcase, which included a JEEP, the total prize package in the showcase was still less than the prize package in their pricing game, which didn't even include a car.

At least the rest of this show was ok.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: PriceBusterXL on June 17, 2013, 03:59:14 PM
A $47K+ trip to Aruba...............To quote Alpha: "Ay yi yi yi yi yi!!!" Something like that just doesn't really belong on Cliffy. Even though it was won, I was really flabbergasted over that.

Did Mike really need to put Rent on the lineup today? I know that Erin and Kyle did their best (And that's all we can get from that game, now it's back to being evil), but he could've at least give them a more entertaining cash game than PtR. Plinko, Punch, IITB, 1/2 Off, Grand Game............Any one of them would've been used instead. Well, I guess Erin and Kyle can always elope.  :P

All-in-all, despite another Rent trap, the uber sexed-up trips from Cliffy and Switch?, another unnecessary random appearance of the Beastmaster aka Daniel Goddard (Rob could've been there instead IMHO), and a Double Overbid, it wasn't all that bad. At least, TTM was won respectively.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: lance99 on June 17, 2013, 04:41:15 PM
Hey, maybe that's next, 3 Strikes for a trip!

Just the thought of that makes me cringe. Sadly, I actually see that happening.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: wildbill0962 on June 17, 2013, 05:08:36 PM
What's interesting is that even if someone won both Showcases, that's only about $3,000 more than what was won in Cliff Hangers.

I found it pretty funny that we started with all these wedding-themed IUFBs, then a computer pops up (which, of course, isn't bad, considering just about anybody, especially married couples, can use a computer in today's world).

Also, very nice to see That's Too Much won. Unfortunate losses on Rent and Money Game.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: JokerFan on June 17, 2013, 05:27:16 PM
They have no qualms about breaking a cardinal rule of the show, and it's just really embarrassing.
What was this rule?  Does it have something to do with offering a prize that a contestant will probably never accept?
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on June 17, 2013, 05:29:07 PM
Today's Cliff Hangers is when I start questioning how Price won last night's Emmy.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Cartboy on June 17, 2013, 05:37:03 PM
Switch?, Coming Or Going, Cliff Hangers:  Nice wins! :-)
Money Game:  Bummer! :-(
Pay The Rent:  Evil setup.
That's Too Much:  Nice to see it won for a change! :-)

Pretty good overall, IMHO.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Wayoshi on June 17, 2013, 07:46:33 PM
What was this rule?  Does it have something to do with offering a prize that a contestant will probably never accept?

A luxury prize (30k+) that is not car or cash doesn't belong on the Price is Right. I believe this is the first time we've crossed 40k, and well into it.

OK, I kinda am stretching the "cardinal rule" part, but it really should be one anyways.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: mrbrown2195 on June 17, 2013, 08:01:09 PM
A luxury prize (30k+) that is not car or cash doesn't belong on the Price is Right. I believe this is the first time we've crossed 40k, and well into it.

I'm sure they would have preferred a grandfather clock.

Look, your "cardinal rules" are borderline ridiculous, arbitrary and capricious. Also, it sure as heck looks like this trip was sponsored and/or provided by the Aruba tourism bureau...
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Wayoshi on June 17, 2013, 09:00:27 PM
^ Do you really want Drew super hyping up a non-cash/car, and a strong car/cash winner not gaining the full advantage in the SD?
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Kyle on June 17, 2013, 09:47:29 PM
The third 2-player show inside of three weeks. Once a month is plenty, if at all. Oh, look, it's Daniel Goddard... again. Is it safe to call him a semi-regular model now?

Switch? - A win's always nice to start the show.

Pay the Rent Wedding - What bothers me more than this game's overpowering difficulty is how often it shows up. I'd have to guess that this is the current producers' pride and joy of a game and they trot it out just as often as they can. Meanwhile, Golden Road and Triple Play, actual good games, show up maybe three times a season.

Money Game - Missed having the 41 at the top of the board... and Not-So-El-Cheapo steals the win away. I figured that 27 would be the last two numbers as soon as I saw the board.

Showdown #1 - The possible dream...

Coming or Going - Made the right choice.

Fifth Item Prize up for Bids - Did it strike anyone else as slightly hilarious/ridiculous that every item up for bids on this show up to this point had been wedding-associated? Tuxedos/gowns, rings, flowers, cake... then suddenly A NEW COMPUTER. What happened? They run out of wedding related prizes?

That's Too Much - Always nice to see someone outsmart this game.

Cliff Hangers - ...the hell was up with that trip to Aruba? $40,000+?! And on a gimmie set-up game life Cliff Hangers? Wha...?

Showcases - Another double-player show ends with the double overbid of doom. And more free prizes for the audience, just like last Friday's Father's Day show. Who booked this stuff?

Didn't care for this show.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: GameShowKid on June 17, 2013, 09:55:59 PM
Pay the Rent Wedding - What bothers me more than this game's overpowering difficulty is how often it shows up. I'd have to guess that this is the current producers' pride and joy of a game and they trot it out just as often as they can. Meanwhile, Golden Road and Triple Play, actual good games, show up maybe three times a season.
I'm in agreement. More Golden Road!


I know these are relative terms, but why make it so "difficult" to win a sub-$20K prize on some episodes and so "easy" to win one valued at more than $47K on others? What about on the same episode?? To me, this lack of consistency makes big wins less special and might perturb some viewers. I would have at least saved the Aruba wedding trip for a showcase.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: thepriceis_J on June 18, 2013, 12:58:06 AM
A luxury prize (30k+) that is not car or cash doesn't belong on the Price is Right. I believe this is the first time we've crossed 40k, and well into it.
That's not even the biggest problem. I like crazy prizes. I liked the wine vault (minimally), and the Man-Wall was fun. Hell, they gave away a Monopoly set in 1977 that would be worth around $20K today. That's insane. And they gave away that Monopoly set in One Right Price!

I have a problem saving prizes like these for only special shows, making them few and far between (so not really mixing it up), and not taking the opportunity to make the show really fun by offering a 3rd car on the show. I refuse to call the show's prize selection "lazy" as others do, because they still have to arrange for a prize to appear on the show like they would any other prize and it isn't any easier than other prizes.

What I will call it is uninspired (at times).
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: stardf29 on June 18, 2013, 03:00:26 AM
Well, at least Rent was played more or less how it was supposed to, so at least it had some excitement to it.

I wonder how much taxes on a $47K trip to Aruba costs compared to the costs of an actual wedding...

That said, perhaps what saddens me most about this is...

Last year's Wedding Shower show was perfect. PERFECT. Not just in how every game was won (I consider $10K in Plinko a win and no one's going to stop me!), but in how the whole thing played out more or less like a normal show, and the feel of the show was like a normal show that was going really well. The only real gimmicks were an $8K trip to Miami offered to all stage players and a pair of bachelor/ette parties similar to today's (only in Bargain Game, and at least that time, it was less than the ARP of the car in the first half). The lineup overall was much better, with Plinko and Pocket Change instead of Pay the Rent and That's Too Much (though at least TTM got won).

It felt like a special, but it didn't feel extravagant, and the games carried the show more than the prizes did.

Unfortunately, the Powers That Be apparently don't feel like they want that kind of show again. They'd rather just go for extravagant prizes to appeal to what I guess the current primary audience for this show wants. And I guess I'm not part of that primary audience anymore.

Well, whatever. I have last year's wedding shower show saved on my DVR for all eternity. In fact, I'm going to go ahead and rewatch that now.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: SteveGavazzi on June 18, 2013, 03:56:08 AM
So...um...was I watching the same show as everyone else?  This honestly felt to me like a normal episode with bigger-than-usual prizes.  Hell, if Drew hosted as well every day as he did today, they could probably get away with doing damn near whatever they wanted and still have it feel like it made sense.

As a matter of fact, it feels like Drew probably hosted even better today than what we were able to see -- the show was obviously edited to shreds, and that included some really choppy edits in the middle of him talking that made him sound ridiculously awkward when he probably wasn't.

The only thing that truly bothered me about today's show was the use of the name "Pay the Wedding" -- not because of anything about the game itself, but because that combination of words doesn't mean anything.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: brosa0 on June 18, 2013, 04:19:03 AM
^ I agree.   Regardless of the taxes involved, the Aruba trip looked absolutely stunning with some great footage of the destination and hotel. 
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on June 18, 2013, 07:50:12 AM
The only thing that truly bothered me about today's show was the use of the name "Pay the Wedding" -- not because of anything about the game itself, but because that combination of words doesn't mean anything.

Bearing in mind that they did the same thing for Pay the Rent Wedding two years ago.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: SteveGavazzi on June 18, 2013, 01:25:39 PM
Bearing in mind that they did the same thing for Pay the Rent Wedding two years ago.

Yes, and it was stupid then, too.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: CJBojangles on June 18, 2013, 01:32:24 PM
So...um...was I watching the same show as everyone else?  This honestly felt to me like a normal episode with bigger-than-usual prizes.

Finally, a voice of reason!

I thought that was a fun show. Unfortunately I couldn't get through the first page of posts without wanting to put sharp objects in my eyeballs.

What is with the outrage over the wedding trip? First of all, they offered it in a fee game - probably the easiest one on the show at that, so they weren't worried about giving it away. Secondly, it was so blatantly sponsored, there's no way the show spent near $47K on it. The prize budget will live to see another show.

^ Do you really want Drew super hyping up a non-cash/car, and a strong car/cash winner not gaining the full advantage in the SD?


I honestly couldn't care less.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: PriceBusterXL on June 18, 2013, 01:52:38 PM
Yes, and it was stupid then, too.
You think they would learn their lesson 2 years ago, but no. Could've at least put up Plinko like last season.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: thepriceis_J on June 18, 2013, 02:03:06 PM
What is with the outrage over the wedding trip? First of all, they offered it in a fee game - probably the easiest one on the show at that, so they weren't worried about giving it away. Secondly, it was so blatantly sponsored, there's no way the show spent near $47K on it. The prize budget will live to see another show.
Like I said, I'm not even concerned with the prize budget. My reasons for not liking it are actually kind of selfish. If they can have so much fun and offer a prize this big in a fee game, why can't there be more three car shows on a rotation more than once a year? Cars can be sponsored too. I feel loosening the reigns on this stranglehold against three car shows will open up the door for many more fun and unpredictable shows.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: GuyWithFace on June 18, 2013, 02:43:49 PM
What is with the outrage over the wedding trip? First of all, they offered it in a fee game - probably the easiest one on the show at that, so they weren't worried about giving it away. Secondly, it was so blatantly sponsored, there's no way the show spent near $47K on it. The prize budget will live to see another show.
This has nothing to do with the budget, nothing to do with their spending money, and they were most certainly not worried about it getting won. This has to do with flaunting a BIG PRIZE such as they have done for years now, more specifically a BIG PRIZE that is not likely to be taken due to the high taxes or because the couple has already planned their wedding out.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: William on June 18, 2013, 04:21:50 PM
Today's Cliff Hangers was a perfect example of why I think the contestants running over to EVERY prize that is won is extremely annoying. Drew and Gwen were pretty much forcing them over there.

If it's a car, I can understand. Some other tangible prize... maybe. But a trip? No. There's no point to it.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Torgo on June 18, 2013, 04:33:54 PM
I thought that was a fun show. Unfortunately I couldn't get through the first page of posts without wanting to put sharp objects in my eyeballs.

Well that escalated quickly.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: mrbrown2195 on June 18, 2013, 05:42:44 PM
^ Do you really want Drew super hyping up a non-cash/car, and a strong car/cash winner not gaining the full advantage in the SD?

...huh? The hell?
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Wayoshi on June 18, 2013, 06:28:12 PM
^ What? That's the direct consequence of letting something like this happen.

Also Steve, if the host is so great you would be OK with them getting away with anything, then, uh... you're overemphasizing the host.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: CJBojangles on June 18, 2013, 07:17:13 PM
Also Steve, if the host is so great you would be OK with them getting away with anything, then, uh... you're overemphasizing the host.

Overemphasizing the host?  8-O

This has nothing to do with the budget, nothing to do with their spending money, and they were most certainly not worried about it getting won. This has to do with flaunting a BIG PRIZE such as they have done for years now, more specifically a BIG PRIZE that is not likely to be taken due to the high taxes or because the couple has already planned their wedding out.

Huh. Guess I just don't see what the big deal is.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: PimpinJC on June 18, 2013, 08:14:37 PM
Huh. Guess I just don't see what the big deal is.
It seems as if a majority of people here do not like the fact the current regime likes offering expensive trips; they believe the show does this, banking on the fact that the contestant won't accept it and pay the taxes. If the contestant doesn't take it, the show saves that $47k, and in a lot of peoples eyes here, "jips" the contestant out of taking home something affordable.  It's not like the contestant can sell the trip: they have to take it or forfeit it.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: mrbrown2195 on June 18, 2013, 08:36:00 PM
^ What? That's the direct consequence of letting something like this happen.

^ I hate this. Use proper quotes.

It's a big prize, it probably didn't cost the show anything since it seemed to be sponsored, and it wasn't overemphasized throughout the show. People like big prizes. Audiences like big prizes. They may or may not accept it - that's really none of your concern.

Another thing, somebody could easily win a big money game (i.e. Gas Money, Pay The Rent, Plinko) and the same scenario that you're so damn worried about could still happen.

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Also Steve, if the host is so great you would be OK with them getting away with anything, then, uh... you're overemphasizing the host.

Uhhhh.... is there a blank stare smiley?

Huh. Guess I just don't see what the big deal is.

It really isn't a big deal, it's just that some folks will never get the current (Emmy award winning) producers credit where credit is due and will find fault in anything & everything.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: SteveGavazzi on June 18, 2013, 10:15:14 PM
Oh, for the love of God.

I swear some of you guys are so intent on knocking every single thing the new staff does that you won't allow yourselves to see when they get something right.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: GuyWithFace on June 18, 2013, 10:44:51 PM
I swear some of you guys are so intent on knocking every single thing the new staff does that you won't allow yourselves to see when they get something right.
I always give credit where credit is due (or at least, I hope I do) -- Drew hosted very well on this episode, they decorated things a bit more than usual, and a decent amount was won (not counting the Aruba trip).

And for the record, I do not judge shows based solely on win-loss records.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Torgo on June 18, 2013, 11:19:25 PM
I swear some of you guys are so intent on knocking every single thing the new staff does that you won't allow yourselves to see when they get something right.

I'm usually one of the ones supporting the new regime, which is why I tried to state my thoughts on the first page as coherently as possible.

One (in my eyes) misstep doesn't make me want to grab the torches and pitchforks.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: Wayoshi on June 19, 2013, 12:24:57 AM
So offering a 47k non-car/cash prize is "getting it right".

... Wow.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: stardf29 on June 19, 2013, 06:20:07 AM
I don't really mind that the staff did what they did; they're clearly doing it to appeal to what they consider is the "main audience" for the show, and I can live with that. I'm just lamenting how much better last year's show was.

(And for what it's worth, I can't really tell when Drew's hosting "well" and when he's not, at least not as good as some people here can, so I can't judge a show based on that too much.)
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: ThatDonGuy on June 22, 2013, 07:33:26 PM
One thing I noticed about both of the June specials; they didn't give any sort of bonus prize to the six IUFB winners - just to the audience as a whole.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: SuperMatch93 on June 22, 2013, 11:44:21 PM
One thing I noticed about both of the June specials; they didn't give any sort of bonus prize to the six IUFB winners - just to the audience as a whole.

The graduation specials gave the IUFB winners an iPad mini.
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: ThatDonGuy on June 23, 2013, 01:19:38 PM
The graduation specials gave the IUFB winners an iPad mini.
Was that in June?

(checks the calendar - "June 7")

So much for "both of the June specials"...
Title: Re: TPiR Recap - 6/17/2013 (TPiR 2013 Wedding Shower Special)
Post by: whinbaby on June 25, 2013, 12:24:31 AM
The 7,864th episode (181st for Season 41)

Cliffhangers
The price?  $47,017?  This has got to be the most expensive trip in Price is Right history without a doubt!

Showcase #1
My bid:  $28,225 (D'oh!)

Showcase #2
My bid:  $43,000 (D'oh!)

Modeling Totals:  June 17, 2013
Highs and lows among shows intended for a June 17 airdate
High:  $88,032 (2011)
Low:  $19,577 (2008)

Manuela ArbelŠez
Total:  8/$75,761.00 (3/$50,076.00, 5/$25,685.00)
Cars:  1 :pint:/$18,527.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$18,527.00)
Trips:  1/$47,017.00 (1/$47,017.00, 0/$0.00)
Cash Prizes:  0/$0.00 (0/$0.00, 0/$0.00)

Amber Lancaster
Total:  5/$35,938.00 (4/$18,463.00, 1/$17,475.00)
Cars:  1/$17,475.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$17,475.00)
Trips:  1/$8,514.00 (1/$8,514.00, 0/$0.00)
Cash Prizes:  0/$0.00 (0/$0.00, 0/$0.00)

Gwennie Osborne-Smith
Total:  9/$63,108.00 (7/$37,226.00, 2/$25,882.00)
Cars:  1/$22,480.00 (1/$22,480.00, 0/$0.00)
Trips:  3/$35,843.00 (1/$9,961.00, 2/$25,882.00)
Cash Prizes:  0/$0.00 (0/$0.00, 0/$0.00)

Daniel Goddard
Total:  5/$70,384.00 (3/$51,307.00, 2/$19,077.00)
Cars:  1/$18,527.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$18,527.00)
Trips:  1/$47,017.00 (1/$47,017.00, 0/$0.00)
Cash Prizes:  0/$0.00 (0/$0.00, 0/$0.00)

All Prizes
Total:  24/$276,157.00 (14/$106,565.00, 10/$169,592.00)
Cars:  3/$58,482.00 (1/$22,480.00, 2/$36,002.00)
Trips:  5/$91,374.00 (3/$65,492.00, 2/$25,882.00)
Cash Prizes:  1/$100,000.00 (0/$0.00, 1/$100,000.00)

Season to date
Manuela ArbelŠez (171 shows)
Total:  1,636/$8,949,522.88 (1,013/$3,664,764.77, 623/$5,284,758.11)
Cars:  176/$4,029,881.00 (52/$1,096,839.00, 124/$2,933,042.00)
Trips:  210/$1,762,443.00 (115/$977,613.00, 95/$784,830.00)
Cash Prizes:  38/$473,037.00 (11/$96,539.00, 27/$376,498.00)

Amber Lancaster (159 shows)
Total:  1,307/$8,217,547.00 (845/$3,460,386.00, 462/$4,757,161.00)
Cars:  170/$3,682,696.00 (52/$1,111,198.00, 118/$2,571,498.00)
Trips:  193/$1,590,703.00 (116/$940,593.00, 77/$650,110.00)
Cash Prizes:  27/$618,449.00 (6/$79,449.00, 21/$539,000.00)

Gwennie Osborne-Smith (24 shows)
Total:  193/$954,004.00 (118/$391,233.00, 75/$562,771.00)
Cars:  23/$456,746.00 (8/$168,092.00, 15/$288,654.00)
Trips:  27/$216,196.00 (11/$79,436.00, 16/$136,760.00)
Cash Prizes:  4/$38,535.00 (2/$14,535.00, 2/$24,000.00)

Daniel Goddard (8 shows)
Total:  48/$313,765.00 (30/$137,290.00, 18/$176,475.00)
Cars:  7/$131,876.00 (2/$35,550.00, 5/$96,326.00)
Trips:  8/$106,434.00 (1/$47,017.00, 7/$59,417.00)
Cash Prizes:  0/$0.00 (0/$0.00, 0/$0.00)

All Prizes (175 shows)
Total:  4,679/$28,787,650.34 (2,900/$11,274,684.28, 1,779/$17,512,966.06)
Cars:  539/$11,658,219.00 (171/$3,632,270.00, 368/$8,025,949.00)
Trips:  604/$4,979,129.00 (343/$2,818,725.00, 261/$2,160,404.00)
Cash Prizes:  173/$4,750,488.00 (38/$600,272.00, 135/$4,150,216.00)