Gordon: This is Gordon Pepper, and I'm going to
give Chico...A NEW TARDIS WITH WHEELS!
Jason: WHOO HOO!
Gordon: WITH $50,000 IN THE CONSOLE PANEL!!!!!
Gordon: Is that your Dream Car, Chico?
Chico: Yep. Failing my attempted acquisitions of the Serenity, the Bebop, the
Enterprise-D, the Megazord, and Thunderbird-2.
Jason: Or the Millennium Falcon
Chico: Or the Millennium Falcon. But those are MY dream cars. If you're Jason, a
Gearhead of the highest order, you would've loved this week on TPIR. We'll talk
about it, plus... we can finally see a Million Dollar Question. I'm Chico
Alexander, and from somewhere in Time and Space... happy 50th, Doctor Who. WLTI....
Jason: WHOOO HOO!
Gordon: YAY! Gordon here, and with a Dr. Who flair this week, we're talking
dream rides. We start with a dream week on The Price is Right
Jason: I have to say Best Theme Week in the Mike Richards Era.
Chico: Indeed. It was done JUST right. Too bad the contestants weren't actually
on the sharp side. Let's go over the five Dream Car games, shall we?
A Small Star in
a Big Car
- Porsche 911 Carrera
- BMW 640i
- Mercedes-Benz SL550
- Jaguar XK Touring
- Audi R8
Chico: This one's called "A Small Star in a Big
Car". There were five dream cars being offered this week. Of them... only ONE
was given away.
Jason: With the possibility of THREE should have been. Especially in GAME ONE.
Chico: Game one is Temptation. The car, a Porsche 911 Carrera. The prizes of
importance; a $2211 box of money, a $717 karaoke, a $499 laptop, and a $556
satellite radio pair. The first number in the car... a 9. So it's a $90,000+
Jason: She sets the price at $92,745. Now...if you have a shot at a 90,000+
Porsche, what do you do?
Chico: I take it. I take the shot. You don't get this kind of opportunity every
Jason: She takes the prizes
Chico: The price of the car... $92,745.
Chico: People make mistakes on TPIR all the time, but DAAAAAAAAAAAMN!
Gordon: This game, and the games all week, had the producers scream TAKE THE CAR
OFF THE LOT.
Chico: Each game was meant to be hard, but not impossible. Exhibit B...Hole in
One for a BMW 640i convertible. All you had to do was put the wee ball in the
wee hole with a weapon designed for said purpose.
Jason: $87,000+BMW convertible. But again, the products were set up to
say...DRIVE THAT CAR AWAY!
Chico: And Jason Billings, who happens to work at a golf course.. DOES JUST
Gordon: Well that's not what made it easy. Can I have a list of the products
Gold Bond Ultimate Diabetic Skin Relief
Gilette Mach 3 Razor Kit
Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix
Chico: It's not that hard.
Gordon: If you've been watching TPIR, unless you're brain-dead, you've got this.
Chico: Payday is first.
Jason: Then the applesauce
Chico: Then the pancake mix
Jason: Then the cleaner
Chico: Then the lotion
Jason: And finally, the razors
Gordon: DING DING DING DING
Chico: He read that game PERFECTLY
Jason: Drew makes the putt BTW
Chico: Just a good day for the greens all around. Wednesday... not so much. We
don't even get to see the $114,000+ Mercedes Benz SL550 convertible. How often
does a player NOT EVEN GET THE FIRST PRIZE IN GOLDEN ROAD?
Jason: Evil set up with a 3/5 for a 32" HDTV. Too close for comfort for the
Gordon: not at all. They aren't going to give away anything on the Golden Road
Chico: Especiallt not if you've seen such things at your local store. 32 inches
Jason: Anyway onto Day 4. Lucky Seven For....
Chico: A JAGUAR XK TOURING CONVERTIBLE. Now this is a game that our player had
perfect UNTIL THE LAST DIGIT. The board had $86,45_ with $4 left. You could miss
the final digit three up or down. If you've studied up on Lucky Seven, how
common is it to have a 1 as the last digit?
Gordon: Not really but that's not what made this painful.
Jason: Our contestant says 7...and it's 3.
Chico: WHY DID YOU SAY SEVEN?
Jason: And whats even worse. The 5-5-5-5 pattern would have worked.
Chico: Yep. This was a gimme in every form and fashion.
Gordon: Here's what made it worse. Big Bored please?
How NOT to Play Lucky 7 for an Expensive Car
- Go to extremes
- Use a repeat number
- Watch yo' wallet!
Gordon: The Subject: How NOT to play Lucky 7 for
an expensive car.
Chico: Help'em out, G.
Gordon: #1. Go extreme in terms of numbers in the beginning. There's always a
pattern, and you want to stay in the middle first.
Gordon: #2. Use a repeat number. Lucky 7 doesn't repeat numbers.
Chico: Nope. So you know it wasn't a 6, a 4, or a 5.
Gordon: Finally, #3. Check how much money you have and don't waste it. In this
case, you could have gone 3 up and down with the money the contestant had. So in
this case, 7 is a TERRIBLE guess because you had $1 wasted on the high side. If
you go 6, you cover 7, 8, 9, AND 1, 2, 3. And in this case, that would have been
Jason: You're right.
Gordon: So way to blow a car
Chico: And yesterday, We had what I'm calling ULTIMATE 3 STRIKES! =p
Jason: for the most expensive car of the week. A $146,923 Audi R8
Chico: The numbers were easy, but it was a matter of luck. Our player did not
have it. The first two are easy... 1 and 2, 3, or 4. The other two numbers, by
the way, are 6, and 9. Smirk.
Gordon: Whoo hoo. So they DID give out a car, but that's about it.
Chico: So.... yay?
Jason: Actually yes YAY. They did offer the cars in games that were winnable.
Chico: Okay. And if they follow this formula, they should definitely do it
Chico: TPIR was not the only thing special this week on CBS... Isn't that right,
Jason: Yes. We had another super deal week on let s make a deal. Unfortunately
no one got a chance to play for the extra $50,000. We went 0 for 5 in big deals
Gordon: Womp, womp
Chico: Ouchies. That was a company special week then
Chico: That was all about making money for the company.
Jason: It was just bad choices. But we will probably see it again. First time we
had a blank
Jason: Just a bad week
Chico: But hey, we said it before. We'll say it again. It's a good idea that we
have not heard the last of.
Gordon: No cost on the budget = you will surely see it again.
Chico: Let's go to a special episode of all special episodes. Who knows who
Charles "Chip" Esten is?
Jason: I do. He is deacon on Nashville. But to us, he's also a damn funny comic
Chico: Right. So he was on WWTBAM this week and he did something no other
celebrity in the Cedric era has done yet.
Gordon: Hence, we are at the...
Chico: Who wants the question?
Chico: Here it is for $1 million...
Compiled by Benjamin Franklin in 1737, "The Drinker's Dictionary" included
all but which of these synonyms for "drunkenness"?
Gordon: E. Lohanated
Jason: Its C.
Chico:I was going to go with E just for the lols but YOU'RE RIGHT!
Gordon: Chip decided to Bail Out, but he would have said B and he would have
Jason: Which means 500k for his charity
Chico: Yep. So the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society gets $500,000. And he gets
Chico: So a Wednesday night star gets top billing... While another Wednesday
star gets jobbed by her own daughter.
Gordon: You knew it was coming, and it was foreshadowed.
Chico: This was a case of doing what you need to do to survive.
Jason: You have to do the bad deed when you have to
Chico: And that is why we now have to watch out for Ciera, who will cut her own
mother to get further in the game. Looks like the students are becoming the
Jason: There you go
Chico: So let's see who we've got left. Seven singles. That's it. Three newbies,
three veterans, and Tyson, who is in the middle of our little Venn diagram here.
Jason: He is playing both sides
Gordon: Tyson is indeed the power player here, pending on what he does. He just
needs to hope that both sides don't start comparing notes.
Chico: Right. And yes for our purposes, Hayden counts as a veteran, what with
his Big Brothering and such.
Gordon: Also keep in mind this: You still have someone coming back into the game
in the form of Redemption island, so they need to counter against that. Which
means, if they are smart, the daughter needs to go join the mother.
Gordon: Now who gets to join the eliminated Amazing Race contestants?
Chico: That would be Nicky & Kim.
Chico: Two words. One letter. Double u-turn
Chico: We stay in the UAE this time, and..."Guess what day it is!!!!"
Jason: Hump day!
Chico: Woo WOOO! HUMP DAAAAAAY! The teams could either dress a camel for a
beauty pageant or make a dish for a wedding.
Gordon: I would absolutely dress the camel.
Jason: I don't know the culture or the dish.
Chico: Same here. We know our camels at WLTI. So on top of a Speed Bump from
last week, we also get a double U-turn courtesy of Tim & Marie. Thanks, guys.
Gordon: It's good strategy because it helps flush out the other Express Pass.
Chico: Which does indeed get flushed out. However, the team with the Express
Pass used the other U-turn on Leo & Jamal. That team is now in first. The
Doctors Nicole & Travis get a BRAND NEW CAR!
Jason: Two new cars.
Gordon: Whoo hoo!
Chico: But they still can't outrun the Beast... Or can they?
Chico: The team of Mark and Jay had a score of 20 going into the Final Chase
Going for $90,000. That's $45,000 a piece. And I will tell ya... It was all
about the pushbacks. Every time Mark Labbett answers a question incorrectly, it
trips him up, slows the flow. And holy cow was this a close one. The Beast had
19 when time expired. He basically needed to not miss one.... With 19 seconds
left, he gets this...
In 2012, Facebook bought which photo-sharing site for $1 million?
Chico: And it's not duckface-selfies.com.
Gordon: I was thinking more like JasonBlocks42ndStreetBoudoir.com
Chico: Nah, we haven't even gotten that out of beta yet.
Chico: Beastie passed, and the team said Instagram. That pushes the Chaser back
to 14, and with six to make up in 19 seconds, he couldn't do it.
Jason: The Beast is defeated!
Chico: Down goes Labbett! And also down goes Kat.
Chico: The latest round of results on The Voice is in, And the woman saved by
Twitter last week was not saved by Twitter this week.
Gordon: Seems to be a trend.
Chico: And neither was Austin Jenckes, who delivered a somewhat uninspired
performance of "Your Love". It's one of those new wave songs that you know, but
you never know who sang it?
Jason: The Outfield. Saw them live once.
Chico: All of the singers on the show are top shelf. But here is the thing. You
can't just be good anymore. You have to be superior, likeable, and also
different... Perhaps why Caroline Pennell is keeping Team CeeLo alive.
Jason: So which one of Team Blake is going to win it all?
Chico: I'm going to make a BP and say NONE OF THEM. Right now, there is a clear
top 4 and a clear bottom 4
Jason: No kidding.
Chico: The top 4... Tessanne, Matthew, Caroline, and Jacquie. Those are the four
that have been just putting everyone on notice. I'm going to go with Christina's
team. Tessanne Chin is the hands down favorite. And you know what that means,
Jason: She won't win.
Chico: It means that she better hope for the Twitter save, because she will be
in the bottom three sooner or later. Any thoughts from the musical prodigy?
Gordon: I think that you have to go with Jacquie Lee
Chico: Yep. This isn't because she's a Jersey girl, is it?
Gordon: Mmmmmaybe (Hammies sing Jersey Girl)
Chico: We will get to why the hams are singing Jersey Girl after the break, and
also... Because it's never too early for presents. And why is Jeremy Paxman
getting laughed at? Answer is coming up as we go global in Brainvision. You're
reading WLTI. You give us 22 minutes...
Gordon: And we'll give you 22 celebrities who are better at playing trivia than
singing. Like Alex Trebek
Chico: No!!!! Stop!!! No more!!!
Gordon: 7 Come a Niner didn't do it for you?
Chico: I'm thinking no. Now Regis... There's a pair of pipes. Jim Perry's
Gordon: Leonard Nimoy do it for you?
Chico: Ehh he's okay
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