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Title: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: TPIRFan2000 on March 25, 2016, 01:04:22 PM

Episode #7465K
Taped: March 6, 2016
Models: James O’Halloran, Manuela Arbalaez, Rachel Reynolds
Mic handoff: Rachel Reynolds

Today is the College Rivals Special. Some special rules just for today:

·         One student each from two rival universities will be called on down together.

·         Of the two people called on down, the first one called on down will bid first, and their “rival” will bid second.

·         The winner of each one-bid will go on stage, while their “rival” will head back to their seat and get $1,000 only if the one-bid winner loses their pricing game. (thanks to Wayoshi for correcting me here)

 

First four: Sean Miller (UNC) vs. Michelle Stansbury (Duke), Lindsay Louie (Harvard) vs. Shani Weatherby (Princeton)
IUFB: Danby beverage center (holds 124 cold soft drinks), 5.8 ft.3 keg cooler, and countertop ice machine

Sean

Michelle

Lindsay

Shani

$750

$950

$300

$473

ARP: $1,270


Sean heads back to his seat, while Michelle will play Squeeze Play for a 2016 Hyundai Accent SE! (1.6 L engine, 6-speed AT, FWD, carpeted floor mats, cargo net, cargo tray, auto armor – second time within a month that they’ve played this game for a car)

WRONG PRICE

$179,520

DIGIT SQUEEZED OUT

9 ($17,520)

ARP

$17,520

WIN

 

5. Kelsey Hightower (U. of Oklahoma) vs. Peter Freyer (U. of Texas)
IUFB: Two Activeon action cameras (full HD 1080p resolution, 2” color touch LCD screens, two selfie sticks, head strap mounts, suction mounts)

Peter

KELSEY

Lindsay

Shani

$451

$450

$1

$225


ARP: $646

 

Kelsey heads back to her seat, while Peter wins by default, and he will play Freeze Frame for a Sea-Doo Spark 2-Up watercraft! (Rotax 900 ace 899cc engine, intelligent throttle control system, trailer)

 

84

19

 

62

 

 

50

43

 

 

35

 

28

97

 

 

GUESS

$6,284

ARP

$6,284

WIN

 

6. Melanie Brown (Auburn) vs. Adam Englehard (UA)
IUFB: 6-pc. Under Armour his-and-her shoes (two styles with built-in chip)

MELANIE

Adam

Lindsay

Shani

$700

$450

$600

$559

ARP: $705

 

Adam heads back to his seat, while Melanie (who has a Theater degree) will play Hi Lo for a trip to Houston, TX! (RT, 5n, deluxe corner king room at Royal Sonesta Houston, daily breakfast, 2 tickets to NCAA Semi-Finals and Championship Games)

ARP: $5,119

 

The grocery products:

·         Marie Callender’s coconut cream pie

·         Campbell’s Chunky chili with beans, 15.25 oz.

·         Kettle potato chips, 8.5 oz.

·         OxiClean laundry stain remover

·         Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant dental rinse, 16 oz.

·         Glad containers with lids, 8-ct.

ITEM

ARP

OxiClean

$7.99

Cream pie

$7.75

Containers

$4.99

And now, the other three items (good luck with the rinse!):

ITEM

ARP

Chili

$2.99

Chips

$3.99

Rinse

$6.99

LOSS

 

SCSD1

CONTESTANT

WINNINGS

FIRST SPIN

SECOND SPIN

TOTAL

BONUS SPIN

Melanie

$705

$1.00

 

$1.00
***$1,000***

$0.70

Peter

$6,930

$0.95

$0.45

$1.40

 

Michelle

$18,790

$0.55

$0.20

$0.75

 

 

7. Christian Jenkins (U. of Washington) vs. Kaiulani Bush (Washington State)
IUFB: Segway one-wheel scooter (speeds up to 14mph, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards, one helmet)

CHRISTIAN

Kaiulani

Lindsay

Shani

$1,500

$900

$1,000

$1,200

ARP: $1,014

 

Shani heads back to her seat, while Lindsay will play Danger Price for:

·         Rocky Mountain Saunas zero EMF infrared sauna (seats up to 2, 7 LED chromotherapy lights, built-in music player)

·         LG 9.1 channel Blu-Ray disc home theater system (5 speakers, subwoofer, wireless unit)

·         24” Dell all-in-one desktop PC (12 GB RAM, 1 TB hard drive)

·         Burberry his and her accessories (nylon messenger bag, leather wallet, and leather trimmed belt for him, leather crossbody bag, stainless steel watch, and silk scarf for her)

DANGER PRICE: $2,595

PICK

ARP

ACCESSORIES

$3,765

COMPUTER

$1,450

SAUNA

$2,595

ARP of home theater system: $800
LOSS

 

8. Carolyn Murdock (UVA) vs. Christopher Wadhewitz (Virginia Tech)
IUFB: Portable water repellant beach umbrella (protects from over 99.5% of UVA and UVB rays), two folding chairs (wood frame, two microfiber towels), 32GB tablet (8.9” HDX display), and 16GB tablet (10.1” HD display)

Christian

Kaiulani

CAROLYN

Christopher

$950

$600

$700

$875

ARP: $1,123

 

Kaiulani heads back to her seat, while Christian (who has majors in Microbiology, Pre-Med and Drama) will play Check Game for a trip to the Riviera Maya in Mexico! (RT to Cancun to Riviera Maya, 6n, all-inclusive, superior room at Viva Wyndham Maya Beach Resort, RT airport transportation)

AMOUNT OF THIS CHECK

$1,500

PRIZE VALUE

$5,720

TOTAL

$7,220

WIN

 

9. Scott Buscemi (UA) vs. Megan MacKelvie (Arizona State)
IUFB: Camp Chef portable gas grill (3 30,000 BTU burners, one flat top griddle, 9-pc. knife set, spatula set) and rolling ice chest (holds up to 20 gals, built-in bottle opener, 2 locking wheels)

SCOTT

Megan

Carolyn

Christopher

$1,500

$650

$900

$1

ARP: $749

 

Scott heads back to his seat, while Megan will play Cliff Hangers for a 2016 Kia Soul! (1.6 L engine, 6-speed AT, FWD, mud guards)
ARP: $18,245

SMALL PRIZE

GUESS

ARP

STEPS TAKEN

TOTAL STEPS

Contigo travel mug

$20

$21

1

1

Slime digital tire inflator

$31

$35

4

5

Black & Decker compact 12 V automatic vacuum

$45

$46

1

6

WIN

 

SCSD2

CONTESTANT

WINNINGS

FIRST SPIN

SECOND SPIN

TOTAL

BONUS SPIN

Lindsay

$2,014

$1.00

 

$1.00
***$1,000***

$0.80

Christian

$8,343

$0.10

$0.60

$0.70

 

Megan

$19,096

$0.30

$0.60

$0.90

 

Megan mentions that her grandmother was a contestant 30 years ago.

 

Showcase 1 (No Rivals)

·         Trip to Bora Bora (RT, 6n, overwater bungalow at Le Meridien Bora Bora, daily breakfast)

·         2016 Chevrolet Spark LS (1.4 L engine, CVT, FWD)

Lindsay bids $27,000.

 

Showcase 2 (A Good Old-Fashioned Football Game)

·         75” Sony LED HDTV (various smart features including voice search)

·         Olhausen Billiards Hampton 8’ billiards table (integrated cue, ball storage drawer, TPIR logo, accessory package)
8-player electronic dart board (LED display)

·         2016 Mitsubishi Lancer ES (2 L engine, CVT, FWD)

Melanie bids $26,000.

 

SHOWCASE

SC1 (BORA BORA/CAR)

SC2 (ROOM/CAR)

BID

$27,000

$26,000

ARP

$31,691

$29,759

DIFFERENCE

$4,691

$3,759

Melanie has won $31,464 in prizes!

 

Pricing games won: 4 out of 6
Total winnings: $88,637*

The total winnings include the $2,000 given to Adam and Shani.

Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Wayoshi on March 25, 2016, 01:12:48 PM
Quote
The winner of each one-bid will go on stage, while their “rival” will head back to their seat and get $1,000.
Only if the PG was lost.

This format was terrible. They seemed to realize that ejecting contestants from the row early was very unfair, but slapping on $1000 and putting a rooting incentive for someone to LOSE a PG? Even worse! We've had dozens of specials, and this is the first to mrrp up the format of the show like this. Please, never again.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: TPIRFan2000 on March 25, 2016, 01:14:04 PM
Only if the PG was lost.
Forgot about that, thanks for the correction.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: leafsfan17 on March 25, 2016, 01:26:31 PM
Please, never again.
Well, if what Drew said at the end was any indication, they might do another one of these next year
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Roland on March 25, 2016, 02:10:13 PM
I did not like this TPIR episode at all! I thought the altered format was a little too cut-throat, and very unsporting! This was one of their worst theme ideas of all-time!
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: TinoStar11 on March 25, 2016, 02:21:08 PM
Good Game Lineup Today.
We got a rare day in which not one regular Car Game was played.
Other than the All Plinko show , this is the first time in years which that didn't happen.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: GameShowKid on March 25, 2016, 02:23:43 PM
I liked the dynamic of calling two people down to "face each other" at one time, which was certainly different for Price. However, once the opponent was defeated in contestant's row and had to return to his or her seat, maybe it would have been better if he or she received the $1000 if the victor won the pricing game. The victor would still go on to spin the wheel and perhaps go to the showcase, and the "rooting for someone to lose" factor would have been lessened or eliminated. 
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Torgo on March 25, 2016, 02:37:45 PM
Coincidentally, the two contestants whose rivals won $1,000 also won $1,000 on the Big Wheel.

I imagine the atmosphere in the audience must have been electric, but it did not carry over in the broadcast. A huge misstep in my opinion, and they should not try this again. Besides, nothing says March Madness Basketball like football helmets.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Kyle on March 25, 2016, 03:16:35 PM
I could kind of get onboard with doing the 2-player specials. But, they screwed up the format of the show doing this. It would be wise not to tinker with it again.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: wrikent3500 on March 25, 2016, 03:43:10 PM
The double call downs,the $ 1,000 for "losing"...the football helmets for something that is supposed to be tied to March Madeness....unless this repeats at that start of College Football season....This felt too gimmicky and out of place....Jeopardy! would be the better place for a "College Rivalry" show/sereis
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: CJBojangles on March 25, 2016, 04:27:53 PM
Let's never speak of this again.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: urbanpreppie0004 on March 25, 2016, 05:37:57 PM
Deep down there is a good idea there. I liked the idea of the rivals facing off. I didn't even mind them sending someone back.

But the rooting against them for 1000? That part seemed mean.

I'm all for the show trying new ideas- I like many of them. This one though...needs to go back to the drawing board.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on March 25, 2016, 06:39:30 PM
Despite a good pricing game record, this is quite possibly my least favorite special since the all-Plinko episode. The penalty for losing a pricing game leaves a bad taste in my mouth since it's mean-spirited and goes against the purpose of the show. It brought back memories of Family Feud's Battle of the Divorced Couples specials where if a team lost Fast Money, they won nothing and their exes split a consolation pot.

Well, if what Drew said at the end was any indication, they might do another one of these next year

I hope he was kidding.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Ton80 on March 25, 2016, 06:41:16 PM
I know I'm going to be one of a few, but I actually enjoyed today's show.  The theme was fairly well executed and the "losing team" going back to their seats was a unique twist that didn't hurt the framework of the show.  The games were exciting to watch, and I could tell there was definitely some electricity in the crowd.

I didn't have a problem with the whole "if they lose their game, you win $1,000".  The whole "rooting against someone" is awkward until you consider IT'S COLLEGE RIVALS.  They're going to root against each other regardless.  That's how it works in those rivalries.  As a Gamecock, I hate Clemson.  It's in the rule book.  Seeing those colleges represented they way they were and watching the way it played out just seemed to work for me.

Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Nick on March 25, 2016, 07:07:12 PM
I didn't have a problem with the whole "if they lose their game, you win $1,000".  The whole "rooting against someone" is awkward until you consider IT'S COLLEGE RIVALS.  They're going to root against each other regardless.  That's how it works in those rivalries.  As a Gamecock, I hate Clemson.  It's in the rule book.

And in the rule book of The (traditional) Price Is Right, everybody's there to have fun and cheer on each other.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Off_trak on March 25, 2016, 07:17:44 PM
What a (typical) bunch of whiners. There was nothing wrong with this small change in format, and it didn't hinder the show in any way.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: DRPrice on March 25, 2016, 08:25:55 PM
What a (typical) bunch of whiners. There was nothing wrong with this small change in format, and it didn't hinder the show in any way.

     I'm sorry, but today's show was a total misstep.  Once a contestant gets to come on down, they should stay there until show's end.  I know I would be enraged if I had to go back to my seat after going through all that grief in the early morning just to have a chance to be even called down in the first place.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: therealcu2010 on March 25, 2016, 08:37:33 PM
There was nothing wrong with this small change in format, and it didn't hinder the show in any way.

You'll do to not call the memberbase of this site a bunch of "whiners".

This format was terrible. Calling someone down only to possibly have them sent back to their seat is probably the least Goodson thing they could have done. Just when it seems like they're starting to get it, they go and do something stupid like this.

I am going to say something blasphemous, though...the stupid-looking light panels in the back actually look better with the blue curtain behind them than with the multi-colored ones!
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: MSTieScott on March 25, 2016, 08:41:49 PM
I'm surprised there wasn't a lot more one-upping between rivals. On any other episode, winning with a one-up means the person you one-upped gets a better bidding position next time -- on this episode, it means they lose all chance of getting onstage.

Let's say my rival gets called first and takes the red display. I get called down second and have to take the blue display. My rival gives a perfect bid. I go back to my seat without ever getting a chance to win. I would not be a happy camper.

Does anybody know whether they gave out additional $300 consolation prizes to the contestants who were sent back to their seats and didn't win $1,000?
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: AussieEvil on March 25, 2016, 08:50:15 PM
They didn't use the NCAA Basketball on CBS theme at all?
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: DRPrice on March 25, 2016, 08:50:51 PM
Does anybody know whether they gave out additional $300 consolation prizes to the contestants who were sent back to their seats and didn't win $1,000?

     They ought to.  Today's format was just totally ridiculous and unfair.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: REDHEADVICKI on March 25, 2016, 09:25:17 PM
Hello all... I bet in the near future we will see Cliffhangers played for a car. 😎
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: scooterndc on March 25, 2016, 10:37:27 PM
What a bunch of wet blankets. TPIR has gotten boring the past few seasons. I usually zip through episodes on my TiVo at 3x speed and only watch the games I like (which are fewer and fewer). Switching things up today worked (for me at least)... I watched the entire show. More of this, please!
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: JayC on March 25, 2016, 11:18:20 PM
I didn't think the format today was that bad. Yes it is odd for someone to root against the contestant on stage winning, and maybe they shouldn't have had the $1,000 consolation for the rival sent away for that reason. It could have been worse though-- they could have had the rival sent down win the contestant on stage's prize(s) if they lost.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: mechamind on March 26, 2016, 04:21:24 AM
The idea of "stealing" the on-stage prize(s) wouldn't have worked well if you have to claim one prize at a time (like Triple Play, More or Less, and even Grand Game to an extent).

Okay, I briefly forgot about Danger Price. That would also be awkward just handing the opponent all four prizes at once.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: imhomerjay on March 26, 2016, 09:42:43 AM
Sometimes, it's possible to way overthink things. It was a fun gimmick built around a theme. And we're talking about an audience nowadays that's raised on more "cutthroat" competition shows and "gimmicks" that upend the basic framework of a competition a bit. It was all in good fun.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Fryguy on March 26, 2016, 12:38:30 PM
So, this is Peter, the winner of the Sea Doo. I will say the format was a total blast and the electricity in the studio was amazing. They did not do a great job of capturing that but during all the breaks there was a ton of cheering back and forth against all the rivalries. Some of those schools really hate each other, including TX and OU. That said, they asked us to stil, route for each other during the games and not go negative, which I think everyone did. They could probably tweek it a little where everyone wins but other than that, I thought it was totally fun and everyone I. The studio audience LOVED it!
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: BillyGr on March 26, 2016, 02:09:26 PM
I suppose one other option (should they choose to do a college special like this again) would be to only invite students from four colleges (maybe if it was planned for this time of year use the 4 schools that make the final four this year for next year's game? - or have it shown later to know the current year final four?) and then make it an ongoing challenge throughout the day.

This would be similar to what they did with the military show once, with each of the four branches having a spot in the row, and when someone won another contestant from that branch came down to replace them.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Josh444 on March 26, 2016, 03:23:17 PM
So I put two and two together and I finally think I know why they seem to be switching between a regular "flip card" price reveal and throwing off a cover card like they did for the trip in Check Game, as well as trips in Coming or Going from time to time. It all has to do with the monitors the trip is presented on. With the "flip" technique, the price may reflect off the monitors when the model is holding it up. Just a very random observation.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: TPIRZippy on March 26, 2016, 08:14:56 PM
Sending people back from Contestants' Row was just wrong; it doesn't matter if they have rivals head to head.  Not a fan of it and it is against the spirit of The Price Is Right. 

The football helmets were oddly out of place as well.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: noahproblem on March 26, 2016, 08:28:40 PM
OK, maybe Harvard and Princeton have a bit of a rivalry in basketball, but the much bigger Ivy League rivalry in general is between Harvard and Yale.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Punchboard91 on March 26, 2016, 09:39:45 PM
So I put two and two together and I finally think I know why they seem to be switching between a regular "flip card" price reveal and throwing off a cover card like they did for the trip in Check Game, as well as trips in Coming or Going from time to time. It all has to do with the monitors the trip is presented on. With the "flip" technique, the price may reflect off the monitors when the model is holding it up. Just a very random observation.

I thought it was discussed before that when the model is in front of door 4, the studio audience can look and see the price, so that's why the second price tag was added instead of the flip.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: jeremynelson1987 on March 26, 2016, 10:34:55 PM
Sending people back from Contestants' Row was just wrong; it doesn't matter if they have rivals head to head.  Not a fan of it and it is against the spirit of The Price Is Right. 

The football helmets were oddly out of place as well.

Yeah, I'm sorry, but there's a lot of whining going on here.

Guys, this is one episode, and the format fell within what would potentially work in a College Week. It was a nice change up for a day, it was good natured, and it made sense.

Let's also remember- FOURTEEN people got a chance to come on down rather than the nine we normally get- plus the IUFB loser still got a chance to walk away with a nice cash prize. If they didn't want to abide by these rules, they should have just waited for a regular episode- and I'm pretty sure most college kids were just happy to be there, with winning being gravy.

Considering the mood of the crowd each day, I'm sure very few people are going to Studio 33 with the expectation to go in and win the showcase. They've come to cheer, hoot and holler, and if you go in with the mentality of "Showcase or Bust", that's not in the spirit of the show.

I like that they're at least trying to do new things here and there. None of them are with the intent of changing the show's core, but to switch things up from being a monotonous 200 episode slab each season.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Hag on March 26, 2016, 10:49:24 PM
I wouldn't want to see this all the time, but I suppose for this one show and future ones (assuming they're going to do this every season) I can live with it. It was different, there's no argument there.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Wayoshi on March 27, 2016, 01:04:16 AM
Guys, this is one episode
It can be the start of an awful precedent.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: vadernader on March 27, 2016, 02:30:47 AM
It can be the start of an awful precedent.

That argument is logically flawed. (https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/slippery-slope)

I think it was a silly idea that really should not have happened, but the fear mongering is more silly than the idea in the first place. I highly doubt this will become a regular occurrence.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: thepriceis_J on March 27, 2016, 04:05:18 AM
I didn't hate this. I didn't like it either. It is one episode, but who cares? Of course the next episode isn't going to be like this. Neither is the next season. I've stated on this week's CNAOS podcast that I completely trust the folks in Studio 33. That said, that doesn't mean that I, nor anyone else in this thread, isn't allowed to express the problems with it and that we don't get to have our issues with the episode just because it was only one episode.

The college kids probably came because it was The Price is Right. It's The Price is *freaking* Right. Who wouldn't want to go? That said, I didn't like the idea of someone being sent back to their seat. If only because people called 1st through 8th at least get one more chance to make it on stage.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's first time in the history of the show people who weren't called last didn't get another chance to bid. I didn't like stripping that part of the show out of it. I'm sure some people had no problem with it, but as for myself, I want to try to play a pricing game and, if I'm not called last, I'm taking every shot I get.

The $1,000 was a nice add, but again, it left the air of too much animosity. Perhaps if the show had a chance to show a little more of the camaraderie that Peter talked about, it would've dispelled the idea that everyone was out to get each other. I'm glad to hear that the show told the audience to cheer for each other and make it positive. People like some cutthroat aspects, but I felt at the time that it seemed too much. I mean, I feel that 1-upping (especially during the sixth one bid) is pretty cutthroat as is. Besides, trying to make something more cutthroat might interest viewers for a bit but it certainly doesn't last. I don't hear many people fondly remembering Moment of Truth or Without Prejudice.

While some of you think the Price is Right is boring, I do not. Boring is Wheel of Fortune. Boring is having the same predictable theme weeks season in and season out, never travelling anymore, having ridiculous puzzles with stupid adjectives tacked on and having the minimum amount winnable in the bonus round show up highly frequently (though this most recent fortnight has seen a change in that). The Price is Right doesn't have that problem. They have an array of 75 different (though some can be similar) fun and exciting games that can all play out differently each time they're brought out. They have the chance to present hundreds of different prizes in variety of themes during the showcases. Each show is unique. And I'm not saying that every show is great and exciting. Some of the shows can be standard to me. But in my opinion that is a problem that stems from me watching and observing everyday rather than something wrong with the show itself. My overall point is that The Price is Right, doesn't need this. There were a lot of things Syd tried to push on the show to "fix" what he thought needed to be fixed. But most didn't last because the show creates what makes it special. I think that's something Mike and Company have realized over the years which is the reason I've loved watching the show for the last few seasons and why I trust them fully with it.

All that said, I don't mind them trying new things out and of all the things to try, I again didn't hate it. We've heard thanks to Mike's, now defunct, podcast that the staff really does mull over the theme weeks and specials they do. I'm sure a lot of the thought went into putting this together and I'm sure not everyone agreed on it (maybe even Mike), so I can't poo-poo on it so much. Though my personal preference would be not to try this again, if the show does, I'd look forward to it.

I enjoyed this episode because it was still an episode of The Price is Right. I don't have to love everything about an episode to enjoy it. How do you think I make it through all the Lucky Seven setups this season? :p
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 28, 2016, 05:26:51 PM
So...um...that was awkward.  There's something that seems very wrong about giving people in the studio a reason to root against an onstage contestant, but that's what happened today -- they actually showed Adam and his friends cheering because he'd just won $1,000 when Melanie lost Hi Lo.  Additionally, I don't feel like they thought out the rules for Contestants' Row all that well -- they made it sound like whoever got called first had some sort of advantage by bidding first, but in fact, the exact opposite is true.  I know that in and of itself is no different than on any other episode, but when you're calling attention to it as part of the main thrust of your theme, it really starts to feel like a problem.

It was a decent show in and of itself, what with four wins, the two losers each winning $1,000 on the Big Wheel, and an extremely rare no-car lineup, but the rivals aspect didn't fit in at all and really needs to never be done again.

The whole "rooting against someone" is awkward until you consider IT'S COLLEGE RIVALS.

And that's only not awkward until you consider IT'S THE PRICE IS RIGHT.  The pricing games (Double Bullseye notwithstanding) are supposed to be played against the house, not another contestant.

I am going to say something blasphemous, though...the stupid-looking light panels in the back actually look better with the blue curtain behind them than with the multi-colored ones!

I hardly think that's blasphemous.  The light columns actually fit in much better when they're only competing with one color of curtain instead of three.  The whole deal wound up looking a lot nicer on the air than it did in a picture.  The only thing I don't like is the G-T asterisks hanging over the gap between the Turntable and Door #1.  They were kind of distracting and looked really out of place.

Sometimes, it's possible to way overthink things. It was a fun gimmick built around a theme. And we're talking about an audience nowadays that's raised on more "cutthroat" competition shows and "gimmicks" that upend the basic framework of a competition a bit. It was all in good fun.

Who had quarter to ten Saturday morning in the "Imhomerjay Drops in to Explain Why Everyone Who Disliked the Theme Is Wrong" pool?

Let's also remember- FOURTEEN people got a chance to come on down rather than the nine we normally get

Yeah, and EIGHT of them didn't get out of Contestants' Row instead of the usual three, and FOUR of those instead of the usual one or zero only got one chance to bid.  You don't really have a valid point here.

None of them are with the intent of changing the show's core

Well, that's too bad, 'cause that's pretty much what happened here.

What a (typical) bunch of whiners. There was nothing wrong with this small change in format, and it didn't hinder the show in any way.

You know something?  You're a jerk.

There are more mature ways to express your disagreements with people.  Don't ever post something like this again.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Casey on March 28, 2016, 07:06:53 PM
What a (typical) bunch of whiners. There was nothing wrong with this small change in format, and it didn't hinder the show in any way.

You know something?  You're a jerk.

There are more mature ways to express your disagreements with people.  Don't ever post something like this again.

There's some level of irony to this.  You don't like the name Off_trak called people, and you call him a name and then tell him not to do it.  Care to try again?
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: imhomerjay on March 28, 2016, 07:49:55 PM
Who had quarter to ten Saturday morning in the "Imhomerjay Drops in to Explain Why Everyone Who Disliked the Theme Is Wrong" pool?

You know something?  You're a jerk.

There are more mature ways to express your disagreements with people.

Bed Bath and Beyond had a lovely kettle in a stunning shade of noir that might go well with your pots.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: PayingTheRent on March 28, 2016, 08:51:29 PM
There's some level of irony to this.  You don't like the name Off_trak called people, and you call him a name and then tell him not to do it.  Care to try again?

I believe Mr. Gavazzi was proving a point. And as an admin, as well as one of the longest standing members and outstanding contributors to this site, you know, I believe his opinion is very much valid.

Bed Bath and Beyond had a lovely kettle in a stunning shade of noir that might go well with your pots.

I don't even know what this means.


Now, I'm just going to give everyone a nickel's worth of free advice and suggest we end the senseless bickering here. There's an excellent private message feature if you feel the need to express your concerns of another member's actions, so use it, if need be.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 28, 2016, 09:15:20 PM
There's some level of irony to this.  You don't like the name Off_trak called people, and you call him a name and then tell him not to do it.  Care to try again?

Nope.

I don't even know what this means.

He seems to have been trying to hit me with a "Pot.  Kettle.  Black."  Unfortunately for him, the two statements he used to try to do it -- somebody insulting the entire site and me informing him that it's jerky to insult the entire site -- aren't anywhere near as parallel as he tried to make them sound.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Ton80 on March 28, 2016, 10:59:03 PM
Quote from: SteveGavazzi
And that's only not awkward until you consider IT'S THE PRICE IS RIGHT.  The pricing games (Double Bullseye notwithstanding) are supposed to be played against the house, not another contestant.

Your point is well taken.  However, I've seen more than a few one-ups in Contestant's Row that were more acrimonious than any of the "anti-cheering" that went on during this episode.   
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Flerbert419 on March 29, 2016, 12:16:28 AM
There was so much to dislike this episode it is difficult to find a place to start. And sure it's one episode, but this is the worst misstep the staff has taken in quite some time.

The rooting against somebody on stage was not properly thought out. They can give instructions all they want about being friendly, and I'm glad the audience seemed to follow, but there's no doubt I would be shouting out wrong answers from my seat if it meant me winning $1,000.

Due to the large number of explanations and constant movement of people, the lineup was completely hacked to death. No car or cash games and 5 one prizers?

Finally, I hope they explained to people that in order to participate they were giving up their eligibility for the next 10 years and might only get a single chance to bid if their rival won.

Let's mark this one "not for repeat" and move on.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: jeremynelson1987 on March 29, 2016, 12:48:16 AM
Yeah, and EIGHT of them didn't get out of Contestants' Row instead of the usual three, and FOUR of those instead of the usual one or zero only got one chance to bid.  You don't really have a valid point here.
Oh, but I do- you just don't understand the motivation of a regular college student.

College kids come to see The Price is Right because it's fun, and that's what college kids do. None, if any, are coming in with the intent to take the show for $50K. They get to go to LA with their friends and be on TV- if they get called down or anything more, that's gravy. That being said, you're providing extra face time to five extra people who just want to come on down, and that's enough for them because not everyone gets to do that. You're special because you're one of the few who were selected in a sea of 300.

Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Punchboard91 on March 29, 2016, 01:56:27 AM
The rooting against somebody on stage was not properly thought out. They can give instructions all they want about being friendly, and I'm glad the audience seemed to follow, but there's no doubt I would be shouting out wrong answers from my seat if it meant me winning $1,000.

Finally, I hope they explained to people that in order to participate they were giving up their eligibility for the next 10 years and might only get a single chance to bid if their rival won.

1. I'm pretty sure if the on air contestant knew you'd get $1,000 if they lost, they would just ignore your advice anyway.

2. Do we know this is true? Maybe they changed the rules for this particular episode and we just aren't aware of it?
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: SteveGavazzi on March 29, 2016, 01:58:09 AM
College kids come to see The Price is Right because it's fun, and that's what college kids do. None, if any, are coming in with the intent to take the show for $50K. They get to go to LA with their friends and be on TV- if they get called down or anything more, that's gravy. That being said, you're providing extra face time to five extra people who just want to come on down, and that's enough for them because not everyone gets to do that. You're special because you're one of the few who were selected in a sea of 300.

What does any of that have to do with it being bad television?
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: imhomerjay on March 29, 2016, 06:21:36 AM
Probably nothing since it was pretty good television.  :-)  It was lively, had the audience engaged and felt like a party.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: CJBojangles on March 29, 2016, 12:18:48 PM
Probably nothing since it was pretty good television.  :-)  It was lively, had the audience engaged and felt like a party.

Such is your opinion, despite how frequently you like to tout it as fact.

I'm curious, is there any change from the last 10 years you don't support unconditionally?
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: mechamind on March 29, 2016, 01:11:04 PM
It's all just opinion, really, positive or negative. It will come down to CBS official ratings/profitability in the end.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: thepriceis_J on March 29, 2016, 10:31:11 PM
Your point is well taken.  However, I've seen more than a few one-ups in Contestant's Row that were more acrimonious than any of the "anti-cheering" that went on during this episode.
Which really lends well to my point in that the doesn't really need to add anything more with some of it already built in.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: Cheeze_E_Breath on August 12, 2016, 11:14:32 AM
I know this topic hasn't had a post in more than 30 days, but I'm seeing the rerun of it right now and I feel the need to express how I feel about this rivals theme.

I really do not like this theme at all. Contestants going back to their seat if their college rival wins the bid? What is this nonsense? It's incredibly stupid, it's unfair to the contestant who didn't win the bid, and it just goes to show that Mike Richards has no idea what he's doing or how to run a show. He is ruining The Price Is Right. The worst part? Apparently there will be more episodes like this in season 45. Themes like this are a bad idea and stupid and Mike Richards should feel bad.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: PayingTheRent on August 12, 2016, 11:53:47 AM
I know this topic hasn't had a post in more than 30 days

[...]

 it just goes to show that Mike Richards has no idea what he's doing or how to run a show. He is ruining The Price Is Right. The worst part? Apparently there will be more episodes like this in season 45. Themes like this are a bad idea and stupid and Mike Richards should feel bad.

So instead of adding something of value to this discussion, you use half your post to insult Mike Richards? It doesn't seem he's "ruining" The Price is Right when ratings have been consistently high these past several years. I doubt a producer who "has no idea what he's doing or how to run a show" can pull off something like that. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it bad or stupid, and Mike Richards certainly isn't going to "feel bad" just because someone on an Internet forum said he should.
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: jaydlewis on August 12, 2016, 07:28:07 PM
...Mike Richards certainly isn't going to "feel bad" just because someone on an Internet forum said he should.

(http://i.imgur.com/kWolozx.jpg)
Title: Re: TPIR Recap - 03/25/2016 (College Rivals/March Madness Special)
Post by: thepriceis_J on August 13, 2016, 12:33:39 PM
I really do not like this theme at all. Contestants going back to their seat if their college rival wins the bid? What is this nonsense? It's incredibly stupid, it's unfair to the contestant who didn't win the bid, and it just goes to show that Mike Richards has no idea what he's doing or how to run a show. He is ruining The Price Is Right. The worst part? Apparently there will be more episodes like this in season 45. Themes like this are a bad idea and stupid and Mike Richards should feel bad.
Listen, I didn't like the idea of the special either, but it was not indicative of how this season played out at all. This was one of the best seasons they've put on in his era. Excellent moments from September to June. Decades Week, especially the first two episodes, were a triumph in throwing back for the classic fans. The Big 3 were won in the same season for the first time in forever. And there were plenty of great moments sprinkled throughout that you can see on Youtube. It was wonderful to watch and this one special, even if they do it again, isn't going to taint me much and it shouldn't taint others much either.

I'm sure Mike Richards is going to really bad with the now two Emmy's he's got in the Bungalow.