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Even though the gameplay results weren't as good as we'd like, this was a solid special that did a good job with the Earth Day theme which along with a Triple Play appearance would turn an otherwise unremarkable show into something halfway decent. Nice lineup with a "Big 4", 1P, 2P, 3P, 4P if you count Line 'Em Up, GP, and SP all in there. Note that all three contestants during the second half had a pale green shirt.
One Bids: A nice reverse blue-to-orange sweep today. A good mix of prizes, with that electric bicycle a decent consolation for the Triple Play contestant.
Triple Play: Nice to see it again after a seven-month break! IMO except for the final prize, it wasn't too bad of a setup. Fusion SE's that aren't hybrids are around $24K, so a few thousand more should provide a reasonable guess here. The biggest thing to remember is that hybrids aren't really cutting edge anymore like they were a decade ago, so some have come down in price, even the Chevy Volt which is just a few years old.
Flip Flop: That wasn' easy since I would have fallen for the Mikestopper of the -39 ending. But Belize is a nice place to see!
Pick-a-Pair: This game is finally reverting back to almost Ferris Wheel-era difficulty, but it wasn't too tough though since the Shampoo would likely match either the Bell Peppers or Miracle Whip. It always helps to try to pick either the cheapest or most expensive prize first since picking a product from the middle pair will usually lead to trouble.
Line 'em Up: Having just 1 right and that being the fourth digit almost always spell trouble. Accents are cheap though, and getting the 5 on the first try would have made things easier.
Bonus Game: I always prefer the game being revealed after the bonus prize since it adds to the excitement about what game could be played until the "It's a Bonus Worth..." is announced. I have no problem with the set like others, though I'd wish the NO/BONUS! graphics had some blue on them. The SPs were pretty easy today, and I think that vending machine is cool; though I'd like to have a mid-sized one that holds around 20-30 cans.
Most Expensive: Too bad, that was setup to be won! Big SmartTVs are trendy currently, and definitely is more expensive than stuff you can get at Macy's.
Showcases: Chile must have been loaded there, and even smallish boats still command a decent $16-$18 or so. Good for Kelly making a great bid here. The other showcase was overbid bait with the Insight since that once cost a lot more years ago.
Show Grade: C+