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Studio 33  Price is Right Discussion => The TALK Is Right => Topic started by: ucb2912 on May 08, 2006, 11:25:03 AM

Just like the subject says: In all the years that you watched TPIR, what was the most painful loss you saw?
I didn't see what I think is the most painful loss, but I heard about it: The guy who got all six products right in Hole in One, putted from the closest line, and still missed the shot (This was before the Or Two rule was introduced).

Actually there was one the other day in Dice Game. On the first die the girl rolled a 2 and guessed higher, and then rolled a 1 for the last three. Just like I thought she got a 2, guessed higher, and it would turn out the right number was a 1. It was heartbreaking.

There was a Range Game playing sometime in I think mid season 32 where the bottom of the contestant's $150 range was only ONE dollar more than the actual price of the prize.
I also remember an early season 33 Dice Game where the contestant rolled a 5 for the last number of the car, said lower, and the digit turned out to be a 6.

The most painful loss I've ever seen was on episode 5,001.
The contestant had 20 in Hit Me and then the house beat the contestant with 21 total.
And, of course, the double overbid at the end of that episode. The runnerup bid $12,700. Her showcase was $12,600. Over by $100. Doggone it!

Feb. 6/06 Episode, a guy was $53 over his showcase

A playing of Dice game when a contestant rolls a two and it turns out to be one, or rolls a five and turns out to be six. Those always are tough losses.

jwatson2973 wrote: A playing of Dice game when a contestant rolls a two and it turns out to be one, or rolls a five and turns out to be six. Those always are tough losses.
...except when it happens on the second number and it's totally freakin' obvious that the contestant should have gone the other way.

I'm having a bit of trouble getting the quote to work. Anyway, there have been a couple of $1 overbids.

You pretty much have to do quoting manually.

I have a 1983 ep. where a Lucky Seven contestant guessed the first three numbers correctly and with one number to go and all seven dollars in her hand, She guessed that the last number was a 0 and it turned out to be an 8. Painful loss!! :cry: :cry:

edmojautis wrote: I have a 1983 ep. where a Lucky Seven contestant guessed the first three numbers correctly and with one number to go and all seven dollars in her hand, She guessed that the last number was a 0 and it turned out to be an 8. Painful loss!! :( :(
That's not painful. That's just stupid.

Excuse me for having a short memory, but here's my two from the last week or so:
Painful for the player: Michelle taking the prizes and having the car right in Temptation (I guess that's not a full loss, and she got DQ'd, but still...). Oh, and the one time I see Triple Play (last Friday), the guy gets it wrong on the 3rd car  that always hurts.
Painful to watch: That one lady last week who took all the time in Bonkers to make ONE guess. ><
(*cough* first post yay!)

I have a 1983 ep. where a Lucky Seven contestant guessed the first three numbers correctly and with one number to go and all seven dollars in her hand, She guessed that the last number was a 0 and it turned out to be an 8. Painful loss!!
That's not painful. That's just stupid.
No I'd say it's very painful  you thought you had almost a sure thing until you lose it all on one digit!

I have to agree with Steve that the Lucky $even situation is not painful, but stupid. If the contestant had only picked 5, then s/he would have won no matter what the number was. The contestant lost because s/he played badly, simple as that. Not a painful loss. Just a stupid one.

PIR85 wrote: No I'd say it's very painful  you thought you had almost a sure thing until you lose it all on one digit!
And you'd be completely wrong. It was entirely her own fault and entirely preventable, and as such, extremely stupid.

I remember once a few years back, on 5 Price Tags, somebody didn't get any of the products right, and didn't win any price tags, so she couldn't even play the game! I remember Bob saying it was the first time it had happened in 29 years. And there was another similar moment a few months ago on Master Key where the contestant didn't win either key, so she couldn't win any of the prizes.

I must also chime in in agreement with Steve.. That Lucky Seven loss was just plain stupid, but the exact same reason Frank give  that SHOULD'VE been an automatic win.. Instead, they threw it away by picking a 0.

Another painful loss was a season 29 playing of Golden Road for a $86,290 Viper GTS coupe. The old lady had to pick from 2, 1, 4, or 3 as the third number in the price. She said three, when it was two. She nearly fainted, very painful.

I seem to recall years ago somebody also whiffing Hole in One from the closest line after it became Hole in One or Two.
Then there's Katelyn blowing Triple Play on the last MDS because she listened to the crowd and changed her correct choice to the wrong one (you can also look at that as a painful/stupid hybrid). For a split second she had a look on her face like she was going to show the audience her Ron Artest impression and dive in swinging, LOL. In the end, she still cleaned the Dob out on the showcases (and almost stopped him cold with a DSW) so it wasn't so bad.
And then there was a $1 showcase overbid last year, I believe the guy bid $18,000 and the ARP was $17,999. And the other contestant had already overbid on their showcase as well, so it was a double overbid :( I actually groaned in pain, and Bob used his best painful voice to reel off the "Nine Ninetynine". OUCH!

I have a 1983 ep. where a Lucky Seven contestant guessed the first three numbers correctly and with one number to go and all seven dollars in her hand, She guessed that the last number was a 0 and it turned out to be an 8. Painful loss!!
That definitley can be a painful/stupid hybrid, leaning more towards stupid because of the poor picking strategy she used for the last number. She should've gone for a 4 or a 5. But after she got the first three right...that must've definitley been painful to watch! (Maybe she got overconfident?)

Ferdy9338 wrote: That definitley can be a painful/stupid hybrid,
I'm sure it was painful for the contestant...but for anyone with any semblence of a clue as to how to play the game, it was just stupid.

by Ferdy9338 on 2006/5/12 5:29:28
And then there was a $1 showcase overbid last year, I believe the guy bid $18,000 and the ARP was $17,999. And the other contestant had already overbid on their showcase as well, so it was a double overbid
Actually, the contestant bid $12,000 and the showcase was $11,999. It was a train depot showcase IIRC.

by edmojautis on 2006/5/9 21:01:20
I have a 1983 ep. where a Lucky Seven contestant guessed the first three numbers correctly and with one number to go and all seven dollars in her hand, She guessed that the last number was a 0 and it turned out to be an 8. Painful loss!!
That's dumb. I mean, why couldn't they have 8 be 2 numbers away from 0? I guess that's why they don't use 0's in that game much.

Because 8 isn't 2 numbers away from zero. Zero comes before 1, not after 9. I know you know that, but it wouldn't make much sense to have a contestant guess 8, the number be 0, and the contestant be 2 away. So if they guess 2 and the number is 0, are they still 2 away? Just makes sense to keep them in chronological order...although I remember someone guessing 7 once, and Bob saying "8,9,0, you're 3 away and you win!" But that was just the one time.

ssetta wrote: That's dumb. I mean, why couldn't they have 8 be 2 numbers away from 0?
Or better yet, why couldn't the contestant have just guessed 5 and guaranteed a win :P? I fail to see why it's dumb to not award a contestant a win for doing something stupid.

On the Feb. 6 episode (the same one as the $53 overbid), a contestant was playing Secret X and didn't get a single prize right.

I really can't say that is painful. Secret "X" usually has a wipeout once a season.
No, painful would be a contestant losing Grocery Game with a total of $21.01...and I believe that actually happend once!

On the Feb. 6 episode (the same one as the $53 overbid), a contestant was playing Secret X and didn't get a single prize right.
A very similar thing happened in early March (I think it was) on a Master Key playing. The woman didn't get either of the 2 small prizes right, and so she didn't win any keys.

Me, myself and I wrote:
No, painful would be a contestant losing Grocery Game with a total of $21.01...and I believe that actually happend once!
Well, I just saw a Dennis James NPiR from 1977 in which a contestant lost Grocery Game under the old $6.75$7.00 rule. She used all five grocery items...and had a final total of $6.74!!! :o