Thursday, February 12, 2009

"TPIR" 2/12

Remember, Thursday's episode was the first episode taped in 2009; therefore, the new video monitor located in the back of the audience was now in place.

Starting things off were Edward McGovern, Alison Evans, Gregory Braden & Marissa Semler. The first IUFB was a washer/dryer (Brandi & Lanisha).

Edward: $1,100
Alison: $980
Gregory: $1,001
Marissa: $1,500

ARP: $2,768

Marissa played the Grand Game with a target price of $5.50. Products today were Ester-C, Campbell's Soup, Gold Bond Lotion (regular kind), Hot Pockets (regular flavor), NesQuik and Aveeno Foaming Cleanser.

1. Soup- $1.53 ($10)
2. NesQuik- $1.69 ($100)
3. Hot Pockets- $2.49 ($1,000)

Her last pick was the lotion...$4.79 for $10,000! Grand Game's now 3-1 in its last four playings!

Rich then called on Michael Fisher fifth and the second IUFB was a home theater system (Amber).

Michael: $900
Edward: $750
Alison: BUCK
Gregory: $500

ARP: $899

Since Michael was over by a buck, Edward played Ten Chances for an air purifier (Brandi), a mower (Brandi) and a Jeep Compass (Fairly loaded)(Lanisha).

POSSIBLE NUMBERS IN PRICE OF AIR PURIFIER: 0, 5 & 6

1. $65- INCORRECT
2. $50- CORRECT

POSSIBLE NUMBERS IN PRICE OF MOWER: 0, 7, 8 & 9

3. $879- OOPS
4. $790- INCORRECT
5. $798- NO WAY
6. $870- NO
7. $890- NO
8. $980- RIGHT

NUMBERS IN PRICE OF JEEP: 0, 2, 3, 4 & 6

9. $24,360- NO
10. $23,640- LOSS


ARP of the Jeep was $24,630; paint/fabric protection on Jeep Compasses is $300. If Edward had not made those two stupid guesses on the mower, he might've very well won that Jeep.

Sixth was Alice Baumeister and the third IUFB was a fireplace (Lanisha).

Alice: $750
Alison: $650
Gregory: BUCK
Michael: $700

ARP: $799

Alice played the suddenly frequently-played Pick a Number for a 46" LCD TV (Amber). Board:

$ 2 8 _ 9

NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 1, 6 & 9

She went with $2,869...

$ 2 8 6 9

...the repeat number trick strikes again in this game, because the ARP was $2,899.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Alice ($799): 45 + 30 = $.75
Edward ($1,929): $.95
Marissa ($12,768): 35 + 65 = WINS $1,000 AND SHOWCASE BERTH!

Did Marissa increase her cash total to either $21,000 or $36,000 in her Bonus Spin...not with 55 cents.

Next to leave his seat was Richard Vaghy and the next IUFB was camping equipment (Brandi).

Richard: $855
Alison: $550
Gregory: $699
Michael: $800

ARP: $978

Richard played Switch? for an Aico dinette marked at $3,479 (Lanisha) and an iMac computer system marked at $2,729 (Amber). He left the prices as they were...and won!

Esther Scagl then plugged in that hot red spot on Contestant's Row and the next IUFB was golf clubs (Brandi & Lanisha).

Esther: $900
Alison: $1,100
Gregory: $400
Michael: $1,195

ARP: $1,353

Michael, a pastor, played Dice Game for a Ford Fusion (Std., AT, SYNC/Mirror, Assist)(Amber; Brandi & Lanisha brought out the dice table). First number was 2.

Second number rolled: 5- NO; LOWER
Third number rolled: 3- NO; HIGHER
Fourth number rolled: 4- NO; HIGHER
Last number rolled: 5- RIGHT

Second number was 2. Third number was...6. And the fourth number was...a 1, meaning Dice Game's winning streak is now history at 6. ARP: $22,615.

The day's last called on player was Kristin Bader and the final IUFB was four pairs of boots. Either Alison, Gregory or both would be heading to the First Four Breakfast Club.

Kristin: $600
Esther: $601
Alison: $700
Gregory: BUCK

ARP: $2,020

TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Gregory

Alison finally got out of Contestant's Row and played Side By Side for a Wurlitzer jukebox (Brandi & Lanisha). Board:

95
89


Did she know it was $8,995 to win...yup!

For the second straight week, at least one episode has none of its Pricing Games being played on the turntable.

My lineup today:

1. Switch?
2. Grand Game
3. Ten Chances
4. Pick a Number
5. Side By Side
6. Dice Game

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Michael ($1,353): $.85
Richard ($7,186): 65 + 80 = OVER
Alison ($11,015): 35 + Nickel = $.40

Michael made it to the Showcase.

Video Bonus: Today's Showcase Round/Results

Remember, Friday's episode will be the show's first-ever couples episode!

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