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Host Your Own! / Re: Teddy's TPIR: Episode 26/The Return! (PG5)
« Last post by mechamind on Yesterday at 10:47:54 AM »
Someone already did it once, so...

$5.
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Out In Left Field / Buzzr's New Schedule -- begins Monday, September 30
« Last post by tpir04 on Yesterday at 09:58:36 AM »
Here it is, in all its glory...

Weekdays
6:00am to 8:00am - Paid Programming
8:00am - To Tell The Truth 73
8:30am - What's My Line? 72 (new episodes, beginning 9/19)
9:00am - Sale of the Century 85
9:30am - Temptation 07
10:00am - Split Second 86 (new series)
10:30am - Blockbusters 81 (new episodes)
11:00am - Match Game 77
11:30am - Match Game 77
12:00pm - Match Game 76
12:30pm - Match Game 76
1:00pm - Classic Concentration 88 (new episodes)
1:30pm - Classic Concentration 88
2:00pm - Password 66
2:30pm - Password Plus 79
3:00pm - Super Password 85
3:30pm - Tattletales 74
4:00pm - Card Sharks 80
4:30pm - Card Sharks 86 (Eubanks)
5:00pm - Match Game 78
5:30pm - Match Game 78
6:00pm - Match Game 76 (new episodes)
6:30pm - Match Game 76
7:00pm - Press Your Luck 84
7:30pm - Let's Make a Deal 85 (new episodes)
8:00pm - Password Plus 79
8:30pm - Supermarket Sweep 93 (continuing new episodes)
9:00pm - Sale of the Century 85
9:30pm - Card Sharks 86 (Eubanks) (new episodes)
10:00pm - Match Game Hollywood Squares Hour 83 (new series)
11:00pm to 2:00am - repeat of 8:00pm to 11:00am
2:00am - Family Feud 81
2:30am - Family Feud 81
3:00am - Family Feud 88
3:30am - Family Feud 88
4:00am - Match Game 78
4:30am - Match Game 78
5:00am - Match Game 76
5:30am - Match Game 76

Saturdays
6:00am to 10:00am - Paid Programming
10:00am to 11:30am - (required E/I programming)
11:30am - Match Game 77
12:00pm - Match Game 77
12:30pm - Match Game 78
1:00pm - Match Game 76
1:30pm - Match Game 76
2:00pm - Match Game 76
2:30pm - Match Game 76
3:00pm - Let's Make a Deal 85
3:30pm - Let's Make a Deal 85
4:00pm - Classic Concentration 88
4:30pm - Classic Concentration 88
5:00pm - Classic Concentration 88
5:30pm - Classic Concentration 88
6:00pm - Classic Concentration 88
6:30pm - Classic Concentration 88
7:00pm - Card Sharks 86 (Eubanks)
7:30pm - Card Sharks 86 (Eubanks)
8:00pm - Match Game Hollywood Squares Hour 83
9:00pm - Super Password 85
9:30pm - Super Password 85
10:00pm - Tattletales 74
10:30pm - Tattletales 74
11:00pm to 2:00 am - repeat of 8:00pm to 11:00pm
2:00am - To Tell The Truth 73
2:30am - To Tell The Truth 73
3:00am - Password 66
3:30am - Password 66
4:00am - Now You See It 74
4:30am - Now You See It 74
5:00am - Card Sharks 80
5:30am - Card Sharks 80

Sundays
6:00am to 10:00am - Paid Programming
10:00am to 11:30am - (required E/I programming)
11:30am - Match Game 78
12:00pm - Match Game 78
12:30pm - Match Game 78
1:00pm - Match Game 76
1:30pm - Match Game 76
2:00pm - Match Game 76
2:30pm - Match Game 76
3:00pm - Match Game Hollywood Squares Hour 83
4:00pm - The Price is Right 59 (new series)
4:40pm - The Price is Right 59
5:20pm - The Price is Right 59
6:00pm - Supermarket Sweep 93
6:30pm - Supermarket Sweep 93
7:00pm - Supermarket Sweep 93
7:30pm - Supermarket Sweep 93
8:00pm - Password Plus 79
8:30pm - Password Plus 79
9:00pm - Match Game PM 80
9:30pm - Match Game PM 80
10:00pm - Split Second 86
10:30pm - Split Second 86
11:00pm to 2:00am - repeat of 8:00pm to 11:00pm
2:00am - Temptation 07
2:30am - Temptation 07
3:00am - What's My Line? 72
3:30am - What's My Line? 72
4:00am - Blockbusters 81
4:30am - Blockbusters 81
5:00am - Press Your Luck 84
5:30am - Press Your Luck 84

(Credit goes to Bryce L. over at GSF.)

Gotta admit, this is a pretty darn good lineup. The biggest change might be in the weeknight schedule. MG-HS is at 10pm, replacing PYL, which will now lead off the night at 7, and Match Game PM, now seen only on Sundays. Sale of the Century, previously at 7, now goes to 9. LMAD rejoins the lineup at 7:30, replacing Temptation, which goes to a morning slot following an episode of Sale of the Century. The Perry episode of Card Sharks at 9:30 is eliminated, replaced by a Eubanks episode of Card Sharks. The 8-8:30 block of Password Plus and Supermarket Sweep remains as is. In addition, it seems we are entirely into the Season 4 revamp of Sweep. Also, the lineup from 2-5pm remains intact (which is good, because it allows them to continue using their "Buzzr Daytime Tango" promos...what? It's a cute little jingle. I like it).
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Host Your Own! / Re: Teddy's TPIR: Episode 26/The Return! (PG5)
« Last post by Archviler on Yesterday at 08:52:00 AM »
$999
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The TALK Is Right / Re: The Ultimate Price is Right Strategy Guide
« Last post by LiteBulb88 on Yesterday at 08:03:50 AM »
10 Chances

(Blog post: https://stoseontpir.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-ultimate-price-is-right-strategy_18.html)

Random fact
Because of the nature of this game, some contestants end up completely clueless but still win this game. Here's an example of how Bob handled one of those contestants toward the end of his run as host:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i5GZUi07m4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i5GZUi07m4</a>

UNWRITTEN RULE
EVERY CORRECT PRICE IN THIS GAME ENDS IN 0.
This may be the most famous unwritten rule on the show, and it means every prize they ever use in 10 Chances ends in 0. Without exception. If you haven't found the correct price and you're tempted to try endings that aren't 0, stop. Look for the combinations you missed that have the 0 at the end. You are wasting chances if you try prices that end in something other than 0.

Win-loss record
  • Actual (seasons 29-47): 81-86 (48.50%)
  • What it would be by random chance if you follow the 0 rule and know the first digit of the car:  7/9 (77.78%)
Strategy
I don't need data for this game beyond the 0 rule. If you end all of your guesses with 0 and have even just a bit of a clue about the prices of things, you'll win every time. In fact, since at least season 32, every contestant who has ended all of their guesses in 0 has won this game. But I'll add one more thing that can help: the second prize has always been at least $500 since season 43. That can help you remove some combinations for the second prize.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Pricing Games Around The World
« Last post by brosa0 on Yesterday at 05:11:05 AM »
These games were introduced in 2015 when France refreshed their series.  It's fair to say from these games that anything can be turned into a pricing game so long as you can slap a few small items onto it. :P

Le Couloir laser:
https://youtu.be/kD7GbRW_Y1c?t=1450

The contestant must make it through a laser obstacle course without touching the lasers.  They are allowed one mistake and can earn two extras through small item guesses.



Le Monde a L'Eveners:
https://youtu.be/mFWQqSOznTI?t=336

While hanging upside down, the contestant must transfer water from one bottle to another within a time limit.  Beforehand, they must pick the price of the main prize from four options.  The number of bottles they must fill equals the number of picks they take to find the right price of the prize.



Le Goling:
https://youtu.be/FncCW9JHmy0?t=746

The contestant must roll the ball along the track and land it on the hole at the end to win.  They can win up to four attempts through small item guesses.



Le Photomaton:
https://youtu.be/WzbbA_yeKSI?t=771

The contestant has to put on the items that match the character that is displayed on the screen before running across to have their photo taken at the photo booth.  They have 50 seconds and can earn an extra 20 seconds through small item guesses.  They win if they match three of the characters in time.



Le Prix Au Kilo:
https://youtu.be/WzbbA_yeKSI?t=1480

Three prizes are displayed on three different balance scales, with two weights displaying prices on the other side each of scale.  The contestant must choose between the two prices for each prize to balance that scale and win the prize.



Les Echelles:
https://youtu.be/262iLLciSWI?t=250

The contestant is faced with four ladders, each with their own handle at the top. Three of the ladders will fall when the contestant climbs them and pulls their handles.  The contestant must select the ladder that doesn't fall to win the main prize.  They start with one attempt and can earn up to three attempts through small item guesses.



Disco D'or / Le Bon Masque / Le Prix Des Stars:
Disco D'or: https://youtu.be/agso012ZCng?t=1220
Le Bon Masque: https://youtu.be/XgRlr9Cj2p8?t=1043
Le Prix Des Stars: https://youtu.be/rOJ0tiTfig0?t=343

These games were played on special themed shows.  In each case the contestant is shown five people and five pieces of information or objects that correspond to those people, and must match them correctly to win (e.g. in Disco D'or, they must match five disco-era performers with their album sales).   The contestant can price two small items to earn 'mistakes' in their matching without losing.



Danse Synchro:
https://youtu.be/agso012ZCng?t=324
https://youtu.be/XgRlr9Cj2p8?t=564

This game also appeared on two themed specials.  A dance routine is performed by dancers, after which the contestant must perform it with them and copy as close as possible. At set intervals, their photo will be taken and after the routine, the photos are reviewed to see whether the contestant was copying the routine correctly at least three times.  The contestant can price two small items to earn 'mistakes' in their performance without losing.



Skate Park:
https://youtu.be/5DA613bux80?t=305

This game is basically "Six Price Tags" with up to three guesses available through small item guesses.



Le Ping Pong:
https://youtu.be/5DA613bux80?t=866

The contestant must hit ping pong balls into the holes on the table to earn money. They have 60 seconds to accumulate as much money as they can, and can earn an extra 30 seconds through small item guesses.



Qui S'y Frotte S'y Pique:
https://youtu.be/WB11qSB_KGg?t=1210

The contestant must walk through the cactus path wearing a coat with 15 inflated balloons attached, making it to the end with 10 still inflated to win.  They can start with more balloons (20, 25 or 30) through small items to increase their chances of winning.



A 1 Dent Pres:
https://youtu.be/gPVrURBgDJk?t=197

The contestant must observe a giant mouth and count the number of teeth that appear in the mouth, giving the exact total at the end to win the game.  They can increase their margin of error through small item guesses.


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Out In Left Field / Re: 2019 Obituaries Thread
« Last post by wpghi5 on Yesterday at 03:02:11 AM »
Journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, has died from complications from breast cancer today at 75.

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/17/761050916/cokie-roberts-pioneering-female-journalist-who-helped-shape-npr-dies-at-75

RIP Cokie Roberts.  :cry:
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Host Your Own! / Re: Teddy's TPIR: Episode 26/The Return! (PG5)
« Last post by 123123123 on September 17, 2019, 10:32:11 PM »
$895 please
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The TALK Is Right / Re: TNPiR'94 25th Anniversary
« Last post by UltraPrice on September 17, 2019, 10:01:16 PM »
Does anyone have a list of which Pricing Games were and weren't played on the Davidson Version?
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The TALK Is Right / Re: The Ultimate Price is Right Strategy Guide
« Last post by LiteBulb88 on September 17, 2019, 04:00:06 PM »
Apologies if you already realized this, but our solutions are mathematically equivalent. Starting from G/(G+C), divide everything by G to get 1/(1+C/G), and then C/G is the R (ratio) value I defined. That said, I do like your phrasing of "If you are more than X% sure that the car price is correct" much more than my "probability you are correct" phrasing.
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The TALK Is Right / Re: Attended yesterday’s 9000th Show
« Last post by EvilChameleon on September 17, 2019, 03:54:42 PM »
Looking forward to it! Even if it is a couple months late.
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