Comments for the Week of January 2-6
  • Biggest winner this week: Thomas Kotlarsz ($78,273) (January 5). Thomas is the fourth biggest winner so far this season.
  • Pathfinder was the only car game that was won this week. The 1-9 record for the car games is the worst result so far this season and the worst since last season's week of October 5-9.
  • Lucky $even and That's Too Much! were both lost for the 10th time this season this week. It looks like it will be the fourth straight season where both games will finish will the most losses. (Grand Game lead the way with 24 losses in Season 41.)
  • There were some very close Showcase results this week: $160 on Wednesday (the closest result of the season) and $505 on Thursday (the third closest).
  • On Monday, Push Over became the 200th Pricing Game to be fully won this season. The 200th win occurred on the 70th episode this season compared to the 66th episode in Season 44.
  • Push Over was won for the first time this season when played for a 4-digit prize. Prior to this week, Push Over was 0-4 when played for a 4-digit prize and 2-0 when played for a 5-digit prize.
  • Myles, the first spinner in Monday's second Showcase Showdown, became the sixth contestant this season that spun again on a 65. Out of these six contestants, five did not go over on their second spin and these five contestants all wound up winning the Showcase Showdown.
    (Last season, only five contestants spinning first chose to spin again on a 65 and only 1 out of these 5 wound up winning the Showcase Showdown.)
  • On Tuesday, Now....or Then was played fifth, which had last occurred on April 9, 2014.
  • The $20,360 Showcase offered on Tuesday's episode was the cheapest Showcase offered this season and the cheapest Showcase since April 24, 2015 ($20,271). As a result, Allen was the smallest Showcase winner ($21,940) since January 11 of last season ($21,151).
  • Wednesday's episode was the first time this season where more than one contestant won a one bid by bidding $1.
  • Based on the available information, Grand Game was played for the 800th time in daytime history this week. Grand Game is the 23rd Pricing Game to reach this milestone (and the second cash game and the second grocery product game after Plinko and Grocery Game, respectively). Next up: Punch a Bunch, another cash game that is presently at 749 playings.
  • Grand Game was played with a $3.00 target price, which last occurred on June 7, 2013. Since Season 29, the lowest target price used was $2.00.
  • That's Too Much! was lost for the tenth straight time this week - the seventh time in its history the game has been lost at least 10 straight times. (The game has also been lost exactly nine straight times six times.) The longest losing streak is 17 straight losses in Season 40.
  • Only $451 separated the value of both prizes in 1 Right Price ($3,150 and $2,699). March 15, 2013 ($350) was the last time there was a difference that small.
  • By being played third on Friday, Do the Math became the sixth Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. Do the Math has now achieved this feat in three out of the four seasons of its existence. (Seasons 42, 44 and 45)
  • The $4,499 television was also the most expensive prize offered in Do the Math (excluding trips) since it was played for a $5,399 off-road vehicle on October 18, 2013.
  • 1/2 Off now has an overall record of 1-10 when the cash is placed in Box #1. The lone win occurred on October 26, 2015.
  • Only $152 separated the value of both of Friday's Showcases ($27,826 and $27,674) which is the smallest difference since March 14 of last season ($56).
  • In the three "Publishers Clearing House" weeks, Pricing Games that have awarded the $20,000 bonus: Bargain Game (2), Cliff Hangers (2), Double Cross (1), Double Prices (1), Hi Lo (1), Money Game (1), Most Expen$ive (1), One Wrong Price (1), Pathfinder (1), Shopping Spree (2), Side By Side (2).
  • In the three "Publishers Clearing House" weeks, the money has been awarded at: Pricing Game #1 (6), Pricing Game #2 (3), Pricing Game #3 (3), Pricing Game #4 (2), Pricing Game #5 (1).
  • Comments for the Week of January 9-13
  • Biggest winner this week: Micah Douglass ($35,220) (January 13)
  • The 100th car of the season was won this week. It took 76 episodes to reach this milestone, which is two fewer than last season. The show is currently on pace to give away 253 cars this season, which would be 21 more than the 232 cars that were won last season.
  • Bonus spins have landed on 18 out of the 20 spaces at least once this season. The only two spaces that have not been spun? The 1.00 and the 15.
  • Bonus Game was the only Pricing Game that was fully won on Monday's episode. The previous time Bonus Game was the only game won on an episode was November 22, 2011.
  • There have been 38 $420 bids in the one bid rounds since the start of Season 41. Including Collin, only three contestants bidding $420 have went on to win the prize. It also occurred on June 4, 2013 and April 23, 2015.
  • Five digit Squeeze Play was lost when removing the second digit was the correct choice. That snapped a streak of five straight playings (dating back to September 21, 2015) where the game was won under these conditions. Overall, five-digit Squeeze Play has an all-time record of 8-4 when contestants have to remove the second number.
  • Since Season 32, 27 contestants have gotten exactly 3 cards in Spelling Bee. Six of those contestants managed to spell CAR by picking one each of the "C", "A" and "R" cards. Another two picked one of the "CAR" cards . Out of these eight, six went on to win the car while two chose to take the money and quit.
  • Mired in a four game losing streak, Switch's record has tumbled to 5-6 on the season. Since Season 29, Switch? has finished below .500 only once: Season 38 with a 18-19 record. Needless to say, this season's winning percentage of 45.5% is way behind the game's win rate of 65.7% over the previous 16 seasons.
  • On Thursday, Jonathan overbid on his Showcase by $55, which is the smallest overbid of the season and the smallest since May 31 of last season ($53).
  • The $2.00 card was picked in Pocket ¢hange for only the second time in the past five seasons. It was also chosen on September 29, 2015.
  • With Nikki choosing pocket #6 (the first pocket chosen), that means all twenty pockets have now been chosen at least once in Pocket ¢hange in the past two seasons.
    (That pocket had last been chosen on October 25, 2011.)
  • Friday's playing of Dice Game was the second perfect playing of the season (rolling all 1s, 6s or exact numbers). This is the first time since at least Season 32 where Dice Game has had more than one perfect playing in the same season.
  • Range Game was lost for the first time since October 27, which ended a five game winning streak for this game.
  • Since Season 32, Range Game has been won five straight times 5 different times. In all five instances, the game was lost on the sixth playing.
  • The price in Range Game was placed $409 from the bottom of the scale. That's the first time this season the price was placed in the top half of the scale and the first time in two seasons it was placed in the top third. It was also the highest placement since April 2, 2014 ($474).
  • Comments for the Week of January 16-20
  • Biggest winner this week: Kimmmberly Neve ($62,472) (January 18)
  • Some Showcase stats for the week:
    • On Tuesday, Rodrigo was $1,669 away from the actual retail price of his Showcase - the third closest bid amongst all non-Showcase winners this season.
    • On Wednesday, Kimmmberly won a $45,679 Showcase - the second most expensive Showcase won this season.
    • Kimmmmberly underbid on her Showcase by $21,679, which is the biggest miss for any contestant since October 7 of last season ($22,396) and the biggest miss for a Showcase winner since May 27, 2014 ($31,660) .
    • On Friday, Rosalina won a $21,273 Showcase, which is the third least expensive Showcase offered and the second cheapest Showcase won this season.
    • Combined, Friday's Showcases totalled $46,708, which are the cheapest Showcases offered since February 26 of last season ($44,958).
    • Rosalina won the Showcase round by $162, which is the second closest Showcase result of the season.
  • Since Season 40, Lucky $even has a record of 10-12 (45.5%) when the price of the car ended in 5. By comparison, its overall record during this span is 41-126 (24.6%).
  • $0 was won in Time i$ Money for the seventh time this season. That has already matched the total wipeouts in all of Season 44. As a result, Time i$ Money is one of two Pricing Games (along with Check Game) where absolutely nothing has been won so far this season.
  • Since returning to the lineup in Season 43, the ace of spades has been the ace drawn most often in Card Game (8 times), followed by the ace of diamonds (7 times), the ace of clubs (5 times) and the ace of hearts (4 times).
  • On Wednesday, Jason became the first ever contestant to quit with $1,000 in Pay the Rent. It was also the first time ever where the contestant would have lost at the $5,000 level (the first floor was not more expensive than the mailbox).
  • Coming in to this season, the orange rat had more career wins in Rat Race (21 races won) than any other rat. However, Orange has had a terrible season so far - 0 wins and 0 podium finishes after six races. It is the only rat that has not won a race this season.
  • Box #7 was chosen by a contestant in 1/2 Off for the 25th time in daytime history. Box #7 is the box most often chosen, followed by Box #8 (23 times), Box #11 (23 times) and Box #5 (22 times). Conversely, Box #1 (3 times), Box #13 (4 times) and Box #16 (7 times) have been chosen least often.
  • Comments for the Week of January 23-27
  • Biggest winner this week: Mark Gruly ($52,867) (January 23)
  • We are in danger of going an entire calendar month without having an episode with more than three Pricing Game wins. By comparison, there were 5 in September, 7 in October, 6 in November and 8 in December.
  • We are also in danger of not having a single episode this month where both car games were won.
  • On Monday, Frederick spun a dollar in a spin-off spin, which last occurred on October 21 of last season. There has been at least one spin-off dollar spinner in each season since at least Season 40.
  • Frederick was also the 50th contestant to spin a dollar this season. Despite having 54 dollar spinners at the end of this week, no one has managed to spin a dollar in their bonus spin. (There is a 6.27% chance 54 bonus spins won't yield at least one $26,000 winner.) This is the longest drought to start a season since at least Season 37. (Season 42 previous held the record - the first $26,000 winner happened on December 30 - the 65th episode of the season.)
  • Do the Math became the first Pricing Game to be won 10 times this season. Do the Math previously ranked 17th (Seasons 42 and 43) and 11th (Season 44) in wins, so it has a great chance to surpass that mark this season. The game is also in a great position to surpass its previous best of 16 wins in Season 44.
  • Conversely, with another loss, Card Game's record fell to 2-8 on the season. Unless it can turn things around, the game is poised to have its worst season since it went 3-11 in Season 33 (the last time the game used the $500-$1,000-$1,500-$2,000 range cards).
  • Hole #26 (Row 3, Column 6) was selected in Punch a Bunch for the first time since June 11, 2015. That means 43 out of the 50 holes have now been selected at least once since the start of Season 44. Out of the seven holes, six are located on the top or bottom rows or on the edges of the board. Hole #32 is the only hole on the inside of the board that has not been selected.
  • Tuesday was the fifth episode this season where less than $40,000 was won. That's already more than the 4 sub-$40,000 episodes that occurred in all of last season.
  • So far in Most Expen$ive this season, the most expensive prize has been prize #1, #2 and #3 exactly three times each, and the game has a 1-2 record for all three setups.
  • Mary was the first contestant this season to get a small prize wrong in Secret "X". Prior to this week, all six Secret "X" contestants won both additional Xs. (The 6 perfect playings is already the most since there were 9 in Season 39.)
  • The five draw loss in 3 Strikes tied the record for the fewest draws since this game reverted back to the five chips/three strikes rule in Season 38. (It also occurred on November 23, 2010.)
    (There have been four draw losses under the five chips/one strike rule.)
  • The $64,351 Mercedes-Benz was also the most expensive car ever offered in 3 Strikes, besides the six-digit cars offered during Dream Car Week.
  • Emily's 50 cent win in Tuesday's Showcase Showdown is the second lowest winning amount for a contestant spinning first this season. It was bested only by the 40 cent win on the October 3 episode.
  • Danger Price:
    • Was lost for the first time this season, ending a seven game winning streak dating back to April 6 of last season. That leaves Bonus Game (3-0), Eazy az 1 2 3 (3-0), Race Game (4-0) and Shopping Spree (4-0) is the only Pricing Games without a loss this season.
    • Had a danger price of $4,665 - the highest since February 27, 2012 ($4,995).
    • Offered $4,665 Michael Kors shoes and handbags - the most expensive prize since June 15, 2012 (a $4,995 pool table).
    • Had the "danger price" as the most expensive prize. That's only happened one other time since the start of Season 42 (September 8, 2015).
  • Since the start of Season 32, 35 contestants got all five bags right in It's in the Bag. Unfortunately, only 16 of these contestants had the nerves of steel to go all the way to claim their $16,000 prize.
  • Thursday's episode featured the third 3-way spin off this season (and the second spinner won all three). Since 29, the most is 5, which occurred in Season 38.
  • Jayne was the first contestant this season to get a grocery product wrong in Now... or Then when "Now" was the correct answer. Prior to this week, contestants got "now" products right 22 straight times. (The previous miss was September 29 of last season.)
  • Overall, since Season 32, contestants have gotten "Now" products right 74% of time, compared to 56% of the time for "Then" products.
  • By being played fifth on Thursday, 1 Right Price became the seventh Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. 1 Right Price has achieved this feat for the 8th time since Drew became host (Seasons 42 and 44 are the exceptions.)
  • Dice Game wound up being the only car game that was won this week. Dice Game previously saved us from a car game skunking during the week of December 15-19 in Season 43.
  • Side By Side was the only Pricing Game fully won on Friday's episode. That's the third time in the past four seasons Side By Side was the only game fully won on an episode (June 17, 2014 and May 10, 2016).
  • Brad won Friday's Showcase round by a mere $61 - the closest Showcase result since January 18 of last season (a $22 win).,
  • Comments for the Week of January 30-February 3
  • Biggest winners this week:
    • Douglas Hunter ($55,625) (February 1)
    • Bryttin Christensen ($54,799) (January 31)
  • So far this season, contestants at the red podium have won the most one bids (142 to green's 139). Since Season 30, the green podium has always had the most wins, with the exception of Season 37 (red) and Season 42 (yellow).
  • So far this season, contestants spinning third have won the fewest Showcase Showdowns (53, compared to 62 for the first spinner and 69 for the second spinner). Since Season 29, the third spinner has never finished a season with the fewest Big Wheel wins.
  • Two out of the first four contestants failed to win their way up on stage on Tuesday's and Thursday's episode. Overall, that has happened seven times this season. At the current pace, we could surpass the highs of 14 set in Season 34 and 13 in Season 40.
  • No additional rolls were won in Let 'em Roll for the first time since April 7 of last season and for the only the seventh time in its history. Out of these seven playings, no one has ever managed to get a yahtzee with their single roll. (The best result was rolling 3 cars.)
  • 2 for the Price of 1 was played third for the first time since January 24, 2014.
  • Tuesday's Showcase round featured:
    • The most expensive Showcase won this season ($48,179).
    • The largest difference between the value of both Showcases this season ($48,179 and $25,271 = $22,908).
    • The second biggest underbid from a Showcase winner this season ($17,179).
  • With this week's win, 1/2 Off's record has improved to 6-5 on the season. 1/2 Off has never finished a season above .500 - so the cleaning crew has been kept busy this season. (The current best result is Season 43 with a record of 7-9.)
  • Any Number was lost with only two numbers lit up in the price of the car (21---). Previous occurrence: April 7, 2014. (Since Season 39, the only time only the first number was lit up at the end of the game was October 15, 2013.)
  • On Wednesday, all three Pricing Games were won in the second half of the episode, four Pricing Games were won overall, and over $100,000 in cash and prizes was won. None of these events (a perfect half, more than 3 Pricing Game wins, a $100,000+ day) occurred on any episode that aired in January.
  • With a current record of 3-7, Most Expen$ive is on pace to have its worst season since at least Season 29. (The current low during that span is Season 38, with a 13-21 record.) Most Expen$ive is also in danger of snapping a streak of four straight seasons with records above .500, (19-15, 14-13, 23-6 and 19-7.)
  • The full $20,000 was won in Time i$ Money for only the second time in its history. (The other $20,000 win occurred on January 26, 2015.) Overall, including the Season 32 incarnation, Time i$ Money has now been won on the first try six times.
  • By being fifth on Thursday's episode, Side By Side became the eighth Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. Side By Side has achieved this feat for the fifth time in its history (Seasons 39, 40, 42, 44 and 45).
  • On Friday, thanks to the first double center slot hit of the season, Plinko surpassed $100,000 in total cash winnings this season. It took 12 playings to reach this milestone this season - the shortest amount of time since Season 30 (11 playings).
  • Drew sank his inspiration putt in Hole in One, ending a streak of 10 straight misses dating back to June 1, 2015. Drew has now made 10 out of his 57 inspiration putts.
  • Comments for the Week of February 6-10
  • Biggest winner this week: Linda Baquero ($74,921) (February 12)
  • Seven Pricing Games started this season with at least four straight wins: Danger Price (4-0), Do the Math (5-0), Double Prices (7-0), Eazy az 1 2 3 (4-0), Hi Lo (4-0), Race Game (4-0) and Shopping Spree (4-0). Of course, Race Game and Shopping Spree have a chance to improve this streak since they are still undefeated and Bonus Game (3-0) could join this club with one more win.
  • There was some aggressive bidding this week. There were 6 instances of consecutive $1 upping in six different bidding rounds. Prior to this week, that had happened only 25 times in the previous 92 episodes of the season. (A 20% occurrence rate this week compared to 4.5% occurrence in the other episodes this season.)
  • In these six instances, five out of the six one bids were won by the contestant that did not bid $1 above another bidder. This week's 16.67% success rate is well below the 70.8% success rate in Seasons 41-44.
  • This week was the eighth time since the start of Season 32 where a contestant won Cover Up by default on their final try. In addition, Cover Up was played in the second half for the first time this season.
  • Hole #5 (Row 1, Column 5) was selected in Punch a Bunch for the first time since January 20, 2014. (Like this week, it also contained a $500 slip.) 44 out of the 50 holes have now been selected at least once in the past two seasons.
  • Hole #18 (Row 2, Column 8) was selected in Punch a Bunch for the fourth time this season (and seventh time since the start of Season 44). It is by far the most popular spot this season - no other hole has been selected more than twice.
  • On Tuesday, all six one bids were won by the contestant bidding last. Previous occurrence: January 21, 2016.
  • Both car games were also won on Tuesday's episode, which had last occurred on December 22. Overall, both car games were won on 9 episodes in September, October and December, but only three episodes in December, January and February.
  • By being played third on Tuesday's episode, One Away became the ninth Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. One Away previously achieved this feat in Season 42.
  • The loss in Double Prices snapped a streak of 19 straight playings (dating back to January 15 of last season) where the game was won when the most expensive choice was right. During this same span, the game had a record of 4-8 when the least expensive price was right.
  • In all three Grocery Game wins this season, the contestant's total was in the expanded $21-$22 range. In other words, Grocery Game would still be winless if the winning range had not been expanded.
  • Since Season 29, Grocery Game has a record of 6-6 when played for a car, which is much better than its overall record of 71-137 during this same span.
  • The current season number (45 in this case) was right in Money Game for the first time since June 15, 2015. It was also the first perfect playing of Money Game since March 22, 2007 when the current season number was right.
  • On Friday, Linda became the first contestant to spin a $1.00 in a bonus spin this season. It took 97 episodes to get our first $26,000 winner this season. That is longest drought since Season 34. In Season 34, the first (then) $11,000 winner did not occur until May 2 - the 135th episode of the season.
  • We have had 60 dollar spinners so far this season. At that pace, there would be 117 bonus spins by season's end, which would be the most since at least Season 29. (Current high during that span: Season 36 with 110.)
  • Since Season 32, card #11 in Spelling Bee has been revealed to be one of the "CAR" cards five times. Including this week, it occurred on January 12, 2004, February 6, 2014, January 11, 2016 and March 29, 2016. The car was won in four of these playings. The lone exception is February 6, 2014 where the contestant quit with $4,000.
  • For only the second time this season (along with November 8), both contestants in Friday's Showcase round were car winners.
  • With $132 separating both bidders ($2,753 and $2,621) Friday's episode featured the second closest Showcase result of the season.
  • Comments for the Week of February 13-17
  • Biggest winners this week:
    • Reymar Samiento & Farm Saelee ($65,895) (February 14)
    • Patricia Cain ($54,043) (February 15)
  • So far this season, the most expensive Showcase has been the first or second Showcase exactly 50% of the time. Prior to this season, Showcase #2 has been the most expensive Showcase every season since Season 37, with a 55% occurrence rate during this span.
  • Range Game, Dice Game and Double Cross prevented the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday episodes from being winless. Range Game and Double Cross were the only Pricing Games won on an episode for the second time this season. This was the first save of the season for Dice Game.
  • Range Game and Double Prices were both won for the tenth time this season. Range Game has a good chance of surpassing the 16 wins it picked up last season, which would be the most wins for this game since at least Season 29. Meanwhile, Double Prices will have a lot of work to do in order to surpass the 23 wins it picked up in Seasons 31, 33 and 35.
  • On Tuesday, the pink and blue rats became the first couple to be married on the Price is Right since the April 17, 2015 episode. The last two races in this game were won by the blue and pink rats. Will the new power couple be able to continue their winning ways?
  • Also on Tuesday, Reymar & Farm won a Showcase that offered more than one car. Previous occurrence: February 14, 2013. (In the previous five times a Showcase offered more than one car, that Showcase was not won.)
  • Reymar & Farm also became the 10th contestant(s) to win more than $60,000 this season. We are two big wins away from matching the 12 contestants that won more than $60,000+ in both Seasons 43 and 44.
  • At least $10,000 has been won in Plinko in 7 out of the 13 playings this season. Plinko has given away at least $10,000 in more than half of its playings three times since Season 29: Season 30 (18 out of 34 episode), Season 36 (18 out of 33 episodes) and Season 40 (16 out of 31 episodes).
  • Check-Out was lost by 13 cents - the closest loss since a three cent loss on the November 26, 2014 episode.
  • On Wednesday's sixth one bid, all contestants bid $1 above the previous bidder (699 - 700 -701-702). Previous two times that's happened: May 10, 2016 (1500-1501-1502-1503) and August 16, 2013 (Also a 1500-1501-1502-1503 sequence).
  • On Thursday, Sammel's 50 cent total is the lowest winning score this season for a contestant spinning second in a Showcase Showdown. (And the lowest since a 45 cent win on the February 19, 2015 episode.)
  • Sara's dollar spin in Friday's first Showcase Showdown kept the streak alive - every week so far this season has had at least one $1,000 dollar winner. Last season's week of April 18-22 was the last time a week did not have at least one dollar spinner.
  • One Away has now been played on 3 out of the 13 episodes this season where both car games with won (tied with Line em Up for the most).
    (Let 'em Roll has been played on a double car win day twice.)
  • Secret "X" was played sixth for the first time since June 26, 2015.
  • Comments for the Week of February 20-24
    • Biggest winners this week:
      • Brent Hollingsworth ($69,859) (February 21)
      • Hasmik Parikian ($53,279) (February 22)
    • Comparison table for the three celebrity weeks:
          Season 40   
      Jan. 2-6
         Season 41   
      Feb. 18-22
         Season 45   
      Feb. 20-24
      Celebrity winnings $235,534 $319,360 $292,188
      Celebrity big wheel winnings $29,500 $39,500 $31,000
      Contestant winnings $470,728 $499,661 $484,537
      Biggest celebrity winner Snoop Dog
      ($72,585)
      Nene Leakes
      ($77,714)
      Wilmer Valderrama
      ($83,596)
      Biggest winner Stephanie
      ($104,346)
      Felicia
      ($60,828)
      Brent
      ($69,859)
      Pricing games won 14/30 21/30 15/30
      Cars won7/179/16 11/18
    • Julie Bowen's 10 cent spin is the lowest amount ever spun by a celebrity, followed by Snoop Dog's 20 cent spin. Every other celebrity has spun at least 55 cents.
    • 16 Pricing Games have been played on all 3 Celebrity Weeks, while 31 Pricing Games have never been played. Out of the 16 games played three times, Switch? is the only Pricing Game to be won in all three of its playings.
    • Either 2, 3 or 4 Pricing Games were won on 14 out of the 15 Celebrity Week episodes. The lone exception is the January 6, 2012 episode, where only one Pricing Game was fully won. (Cliff Hangers + Pay the Rent bailout.)
    • For the second time this season, seven car games were won in the same week. Prior to this season, Celebrity Week in Season 41 was the last time more than 6 car games were won in the same week.
    • Both Lucky $even and That's Too Much! were won on Monday's episode. That's happened only one other time before: December 24, 2015.
    • Lucky $even has now been won four straight times (dating back to July 4 of last season) when it was played for a car worth more than $26,000. (During this span, it was won 3 times in the 16 instances where it was played for a car worth less than $26,000.)
    • With the win, That's Too Much! snapped a 13 game losing streak dating back to September 19. That ended the longest losing streak since it was lost 14 straight times in Season 42. (The current record is 17 straight losses in Season 40).
    • That's Too Much! has a losing streak of at least 9 games every season since Season 37.
    • Also on Monday, contestants bid $1 above a previous bidder in 5 out of the 6 one bid rounds. However, none of these contestants wound up winning the one bid - the most futile $1 up attempts this season. (Previous time this occurred: October 16 of last season.)
    • On Tuesday, Brent won a $45,828 Showcase, which is the second most expensive Showcase won this season.
    • The $9,563 trip Reykjavik was the second most expensive ever offered in Switch?, behind only a $9,961 trip to New York City that was offered on the June 17, 2013 episode.
    • The $5,099 Honda off-road motorcycle is the most expensive prize ever offered in Eazy az 1 2 3. The prize package of $12,503 is also the highest offered in the game's history. (In fact, it's only the second time the prize package has exceeded $10,000.)
    • So far this season, Flipping and Flopping has never been the right choice in Flip Flop (in fact it's been right only 13% of the time since Season 40). Contestants seem to be reading the producer's minds, as no one has tried Flipping and Flopping this season, either.
    • This was the first time this season where the rat in lane #1 (closest to the model) did not finish first or second in Rat Race.
    • Wednesday's second Showcase, worth $50,488, was the second most expensive Showcase offered this season (and the second worth more than $50,000).
    • The $24,385 Jeep Patriot was the most expensive car offered in Cover Up since February 17, 2016 ($84,731 Porsche Panamera) and June 26, 2014 ($25,813 Chevrolet Equinox).
    • In Range Game, James pressed the button when the bottom of the range finder was $338 from the bottom of the scale. That's the second highest placement since Season 32. The record during this span is February 4, 2015 ($390 from the bottom).
    • By being played fifth, Secret "X" became the 10th Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. Secret "X" has never achieved this feat before. (Mostly because, until recently, Secret "X" was almost never played first or second.)
    • On Thursday, Martha, the second spinner in the second Showcase Showdown, chose to spin again with 65 cents even though she had the highest score. Martha is by far the gutsiest second spinner so far this season. Prior to this episode, all second spinners that spun at least 60 cents with their first spin and were leading, chose not to take their second spin. (The previous high was 55 cents, which happened four times - and all four contestants wound up going over.)
      (Last season, one second spinner chose to spin again on 65 cents. Unfortunately, unlike Martha, they went over.)
    • Money Game was won in exactly three tries for only the second time since the start of Season 43. In the past three seasons, the game was won most often on the fifth and final pick (15 out of the 32 wins).
    • The most expensive price was right in Freeze Frame for the first time since February 17, 2015. Prior to this week, the right price had either been the second, third or fourth most expensive choice in each 35 straight times.
    • Bargain Game:
      • Offered a $3,000 bargain - the highest since May 13, 2013.
      • Was played for a $6,298 jet ski - the most expensive prize ever offered (excluding trips or cars).
      • Was played for a $11,297 prize package - the first time the total exceeded $10,000 (excluding playings for trips or cars).
      • Was played third for the first time since March 24, 2014.
      • Became the 11th Pricing Game to be played in all six slots at least once this season. Bargain Game last achieved this feat in Season 42.
    • The $2,324 difference between the wrong price ($1,961) and the right price ($4,285) of the designer shoes was the largest variance in One Wrong Price since the May 23, 2013 episode ($2,551).
    • Although only 20% of the slips on the Punch a Bunch board are worth $250, 13 out of the 37 holes punched this season (35%) have contained a $250 slip.
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