Sunday, May 24, 2015

"Guy's Grocery Games" 5/24 (EP. 503)

Andrew Reyes (SC raised in Guam)
Aimee Saling (formerly makeup artist)
Eddie Matney (EC/owner in PHX who grew up in a Lebanese home)
Maylin Navarro (EC of pop-up)
J: Troy, Aarti & Brian

Let It Roll:
Dairy (Andrew): RICOTTA
Equipment (Aimee): JUICER
Shopping Time (Eddie): 3:00
Required Item (Maylin): TOFU

M: Lemongrass-infused ginger soup soup w/ herbed Ricotta
E: Bacon-infused meatloaf w/ Ricotta mashed potatoes
Aimee: Fried ravioli w/ spicy sausage, Ricotta & tofu- C-O
Andrew: Sweet potato Ricotta gnocchi w/ blood orange reduction

CQ:
1. Techniques for producing & bottling it were perfected by French monk named Dom Perignon
2. The standard bottle of this classic sparkling beverage contains over 45M bubbles
A: CHAMPAGNE- ANDREW (solved w/ just that first clue)

CC:
A: Soyrizo & poblano grits w/ sausage & corn slaw
M: Mexican-inspired pozole w/ beans, pickled herring & egg- C-O
E: Chicken livers w/ potatoes, onions & poached egg

OIPA:
E: Za'atar chicken thigh w/ relish & gravy
A: Coriander fried chicken w/ sun-dried tomato polenta- L

GSS:
#1: Tomatillo- $
#2: Jar of Brussels Sprouts- X
#3: Liquor from agave plant- $
#4: Something 25 oz.- X
#5: Quinoa soup- $
#6: Something for $2.69- $
#7: Frosting w/ sprinkles- $
#8: Sesame seed buns- $
#9: Muesli
#10: Fat-free chocolate pudding

Cash Value List of "MONOPOLY" Properties

Baltic Ave.: $2K (not 100% sure)
Oriental Ave.: $2.5K
Vermont Ave.: $3K
Connecticut Ave.: $4K
St. Charles Place: $5K
States Ave.: $6K
Virginia Ave.: $7K
St. James Place: $8K
Tennessee Ave.: $9K
NY Ave.: $10K (not 100% sure)
Kentucky Ave.: $12K
Indiana Ave.: $13K
Illinois Ave.: $14K
Atlantic Ave.: $15K
Ventnor Ave.: $16K
Marvin Gardens: $17K
Pacific Ave.: $18K
NC Ave.: $19K
PA Ave.: $20K
Park Place: $30K
Boardwalk: $40K (not sure)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

"MONOPOLY MIllionaires Club" 5/23

PI: Gary Bregel (hauls live turkeys in Willmar, MN)

1. YELLOW: $  4K- #3
2. BROWN: $  7K- #4
3. GREEN: $  2K- #1 BAILS (RED: $10K)

H: Jeremy (Camden, ME)

1. B- THREE
2. C- W

BB: Karen Patterson-Womble (Greenville, MD native who works in D.C.)

1. #10: $20K
2. #3: $  8K $  28K
3. #5: $  9K- BAILS $  37K (#2: $7K)

RtR: Judy Shull (Union Town, PA)

1. SHORT LINE: CRASH   2
2. PA: THREE   6
3. ROCKY MTN.: FIVE 10 $  21K
4. READING: CRASH   3

CC: Tim Dillingham (Frankfort, IN deputy sheriff)

1. #2: $   3.5K
2. #8: $    6K
3. #6: $    4K

MB: Cheryl (Port Richey, FL)

C: $1K
B: $50 = $1,050

NV: Nina Nititadakul (on behalf of Daniel Gunn; she's a special volunteer for children)(NJ Lottery)

1. YELLOW: ONE- BOTTOM
2. SILVER: ONE- BOTTOM
3. GREEN: FIVE- TOP
4. BLUE: ONE- MIDDLE
5. RED: FOUR- MIDDLE
6. YELLOW: THREE- BAILS $  30K (BLUE: TWO)

GfaM: Karen

1. 2/6: VERMONT AVE.
2. 5/4: CC 
#4: COLLECT $2K $    5K
3. 3/4: VERMONT AVE. $  19K
4. 4/4: NORTH CAROLINA AVE. $  38K
5. 2/4: LUXURY TAX (one number takes away half the $$$, while the other takes all the $$$ away)
#1: 1/2
6. 4/3 = $200K

EP. RATING: 7

"Pontoon Payday" 5/21

#1: Ketah, Ramell & Hakim

1. What U.S. state's nicknamed "The Lone Star State"?
G: TX

2. What's the fewest number of current U.S. coins you need to make 76 cents?
G: Four

3. A statue in MN depicts which mythical lumberjack & Babe the Blue Ox?
G: Paul Bunyan

4. After the V-P, who's next in order of succession to be President?
G: Chief of Staff

Marshmallow Mouth: All teammates had to put seven marshmallows in their mouths & hold 'em all for a min.

FQ: On what day of the yr. do people consume the most food in the U.S.?
G: Thanksgiving

CC: BLUE- W

#2: Ian, Brad & Kendall

1. The title character in "Yankee Doodle" stuck a feather in his hat & called it what?
G: Macaroni

2. "Mad Men" was primarily set in what decade?
G: '60s

3. Alfred Nobel patented what in 1867?
G: Smallpox vaccine

4. The Aleutians are an island chain off the southwest coast of which U.S. state?
G: AK

#3: T.J., Emily & Nicole

1. What "SNL" alum replaced Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show"?
G: Jimmy Fallon

2. How many times did the spider climb up the water spout?
G: Twice

3. What's the only planet in our solar system NOT named for a Greek or Roman god?
G: Earth

CC: RED- W

#4: Ally, T-Grif & Zac

1. How many kids does the Octomom have?
G: Eight (A: 14)

2. Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
G: "SpongeBob SquarePants"

3. What was the title of a Joseph Heller novel that's synonymous w/ a no-win situation?
G: Catch-22

4. Name three actors who were in "The Breakfast Club".
XX

Toothpaste Cookie: 12 of these had to be eaten in a min.

FQ: Algeria's the largest country on which continent?
G: Africa

CC: RED- BIRTHDAY HATS

#5: Sarah & J.J. (WY)

1. What's the last name of the bologna that begins w/ O-S-C-A-R?
G: Meyer

2. Which Midwestern city goes by "The Windy City" & "The Second City"?
G: CHI


3. What do members of the PBR ride?
G: Bulls

CC: RED- T.P. HOLDER

#6: Jeff, Hank & Brian

1. Labia orus is what body part?
G: Limbs

2. Jimmy Choo's best known for making what fashion item for women?
G: Shoes

3. Name the four U.S. states that share a land border w/ Mexico.
G: CA, NM, AZ & TX

CC: BLUE- W

Friday, May 22, 2015

"500 Questions" 5/22

67. THE U.N. (#5): In 2011, what new republic was admitted as the 193rd member of the U.N.?
A: South Sudan $    7K

69. RANDOM (#2- BATTLE): LEADS
Q: According to the National Retail Federation's 2014 list, what are the ten largest retailers in terms of sales in the U.S.?
G: Walmart, Kroeger, TARGET, THE HOME DEPOT, LOWE'S, COSTCO, X (Others: Walgreens, CVS Caremark, amazon.com & Safeway)

70. HISTORIC SHIPS (#1): Before being sent to the South Seas in 1787, the merchant ship Bethia was purchased by the British Royal Navy, refitted & given what notorious name?
A: HMS Bounty

71. WORLD HOLIDAYS (#2- missed first Q): Celebrated in Israel by wearing masks & costumes, Purim is a holiday that recalls the triumphs of what Biblical heroine?
A: Esther $    9K

73. WORLD HOLIDAYS (#3- BATTLE): LEADS
Q: What are the ten official Federal holidays, according to the U.S. government?
G: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Memorial Day, MLK Day, New Yr.'s, Veteran's Day, Columbus Day, President's Day & Labor Day $  10K (Not Provided: Independence Day)

75. CALIFORNIA (#2- BATTLE): LEADS
Q: Besides Pinnacles, name the eight other National Parks in that state.
G: Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Sequoia, Redwoods, King's Canyon, Catalina (Not Said: Channel Islands & Lassen)

80. FOOD FACTS (#2- missed first Q): In '94, the "Flavr Savr" became the first commercial genetically-modified brand of what common type of food?
A: Tomato $  13K

83. RANDOM (#5- TTC): Besides Bettie Page & Bruce Lee, name five of the 10 other top-earning dead celebrities in '14, according to Forbes.
Correct: Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, X (Others: Charles Schultz, Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Marley, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Steve McQueen & Theodore Geisel)

85. FOOD FACTS (#3): What was the orig. flavor of the cream filling in a Twinkie?
A: Banana (at least he avoided elim. that Q) $  15K

86. HORROR FICTION (#4- TTC): PASSES
Q: Other than collections of short stores & novellas, what were five of the first 10 novels mass-marketed under the name of Stephen King?
Correct: Carrie, Christine, The Shining, The Stand & NOTHING ELSE $  16K (Others: 'Salem's Lot, The Dead Zone, Firestarter, Cujo, Pete Sematary & The Talisman)

90. HISTORIC SHIPS (#2): What Italian inventor was offered free passage on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, but DIDN'T sail?
A: Marconi $  19K

95. HISTORIC SHIPS (#3- BATTLE): LEADS
Q: Besides the "George H.W. Bush", what six active American aircraft carriers are named for former Presidents?
G: Reagan, Carter $  23K (Others: Eisenhower, T. Roosevelt, Lincoln, Washington & Truman)

96. OPERA (#4): The name of what famous opera house means "The Staircase" in English?
A: La Scala $  24K

97. CALIFORNIA (#5): What chocolate co.'s former factory HQ was made into a tourist attraction next to S.F.'s Fisherman's Wharf?
A: Ghiradelli $  25K

98. HISTORIC SHIPS (#4): Lost at sea in 1991, the crew of the Andrea Gail was the subject of what feature film released in '00?
A: "The Perfect Storm" $  26K

99. HISTORIC SHIPS (#5): What word taken from explorer Ernest Shackleton's family motto became the name of his most famous Antarctic ship?
A: Endurance

100. OPERA: In "Amahl and the Night Visitors", the first opera specifically written for TV, what group of three men stopped to rest at the home of a disabled boy?
A: Three Wise Men $  27K (CT: $69K)

Misses This Rd.:
World Holidays: #1 & #5
Food Facts: #1 & #5
Acclaimed TV Shows: #2-#5
Historic Ships: #1 & #5
CA: #2
Random: #2 & #5
Footwear: #2

C #5: Megan Barnes (read entire encyclopedia at 10)
New T: British Royalty, Broadway Musicals, Sports Movies, Famous Books, Classic Fashion, Random, Insects, World Geography, Art & Elements of the Periodic Table

101. CLASSIC FASHION: First worn by members of a boat club at Cambridge, what garment got its name because it was orig. bright red?
A: Blazer

102. SPORTS MOVIES: Greek composer Vangelis wrote the iconic music for what classic '81 film about Olympic runners?
A: "Chariots of Fire"

103. CLASSIC FASHION (#2): In 1926, what revolutionary garment by Coco Chanel did Vogue say was "a sort of uniform for all women of taste"?
A: Little black dress

104. CLASSIC FASHION (#3): What luxury retailer's iconic blue box did Adweek call "the world's most popular package"?
A: Tiffany

105. CLASSIC FASHION (#4): In '80, what designer became famous for his power suits when Richard Gere was featured wearing 'em in "American Gigolo"?
A: Armani 

106. CLASSIC FASHION (#5): What classic attire's named for a posh NY club that was famous for its gala parties?
A: Tuxedo

"JEOPARDY!" 5/22/15

Gordon Marx (Somerville, MA): Software architect
Melissa Lake (Reading): Special Ed teacher
CHAMP: Choyon Manjrekar

BB:
SOUVENIRS OF SOUTH DAKOTA (CC clues from Wall Drug in SD)
COMMON BONDS
THE PATRIOT ACT
SURGICAL TERMS
FAMOUS NAMES
ENDS IN "TH"

HS:

Choyon: $3K/Melissa: $2K/Gordon: $1,600

We wait for that DD to flip to our screens...until new titleholder Choyon w/ $7,200 gets a hold of it underneath the $1K clue regarding The Patriot Act; Gordon has $3,800, six bills more than Melissa. $1.5K will be the wager.

Dean Norris was Ben Franklin in the miniseries titled after this group of 1760s radicals.

"Who are the Minutemen?"...no. He does get $400 back to end this rd.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $800 (Surgical Terms)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $800 (The Patriot Act)

DJ!:
WORLD WAR I
THE MUSICAL TYPOGRAPHICAL MARK
GREEN BOOKS
POTPOUR"P"
AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY
ANAGRAMS OF EACH OTHER

In the middle of Anagrams of Each Other, Choyon finds a DD having $6,900, followed by Gordon w/ $4,600. The wager this clue's $2,400.

A former Yugoslav Republic & a deadly, contagious canine disease.

"What is Serbia & rabies?"...right. He SWEEPS Potpour"P" & that makes his bank $15,300. No DDS for him, however, because Melissa holes it out from WWI & her 2nd-place score's $8,400; Gordon holds $7,600 & Choyon's currently sittin' pretty w/ $18,900. She bets just $400.

British General Sir Ian Hamilton's amphibious assault on this peninsula in Apr. of 1915 ended in a bloody 8-month stalemate.

"What is Bosphorus?"...actually, Gallipoli. No time for the $400 clue there.

ATTEMPTED LT: $3,600 (last two WWI answers)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $7,200
TOTAL DJ! LT: $10,800

Pre-Final S:

Choyon: $18,900 (LOCK)/Melissa: $8,800/Gordon: $4,600
CHOYON'S CORYAT: $17,200

ALEVE FJ! C #180: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

In a recent British poll, the 1926 book about this title character was named the favorite of children's books of the past 150 yrs.

G: "Who is The Little Prince?" = $1
M: "Who is Peter Pan?" = $1
C: "Who is Winnie the Pooh?"


EP. RATING: 7

"WHEEL of FORTUNE" 5/22/15

$1K T-U: Phrase

_ H E / _ _ R S T

T _ M _ / _ _ _ _

Sarah doesn't know that last word (& the studio laughs when she says on-air that she doesn't know it).

_ H E / _ _ R S T

T _ M _ / E V _ _

As Lizzette knows, this definitely isn't THE FIRST TIME EVER we may get skunked for a wk. of shows around here. Interviews on the folks who want to avert that threat:

Lizzette Colon (Queens): iSchool guidance counselor & Blue Hill Troupe member married to Freddie
Sarah Walker (Lakeland, FL): Substitute teacher who's planning to move to CA to get into TV/screenwriting
Andrew Holick (TUC): Pharmacy tech who enjoys concerts

$2K T-U: RT

T _ E / _ _ _ _

_ _ T H / _ H _ / M O S T

When it came to Chuck Roast on "Rocko's Modern Life", Sarah IDs the line "THE HOST WITH THE MOST".

Featured T: Costa Mediterranean Cruise

R1: F & D

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ / _ _

_ _ _ / _ _ _

Sarah: BANKRUPT (MDW's right part)
Andrew: T ($650), 2 E's, H ($650), A
Lizzette: 2 N's (1/2 CAR near pink $900), 2 L's (TD), I, 3 O's (NMV), BANKRUPT (near $650)
Sarah: 2 R's (MEDITERRANEAN)

_ R I L L E _

_ O R N / O N

T H E / _ O _

It appears she's going to have some GRILLED CORN ON THE COB while on that ship, putting her total at $9.5K.

SOLE DUD: A (Andrew)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Egg.Land's Best MR: SB

_ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _

Andrew: T ($800)
Lizzette: 4 N's ($800), 3 E's, S (O.S.), 2 I's, 3 R's ($800), 3 O's

O S _ _ R / _ I N N E R

_ _ _ I _ N N E / _ O O R E

OSCAR WINNER JULIANNE MOORE takes her haul to $7,350 in cash & GC as she leads the next rd. off.

SOLE DUD: T (Andrew)

PP: Ps

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ -

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

Lizzette: 2 T's ($650), 5 E's, N (EXPRESS)
Sarah: 2 R's (1/2 CAR on $550 next to the $500 w/ the pink $900 next door- not sure why), A, S (1/2 CAR), U

_ _ _ T U R E -

_ E R _ E _ T

_ E A _ _ E S

Whoever put that plate on $550 just gave her a gift- that gets her $15,975 in cash & Versa Note plus a trip to the PICTURE-PERFECT BEACHES of The Oasis at Sunset.

SOLE DUD: N (Lizzette)

CS:

Sarah: $34,869 in cash & stuff/Lizzette: $7,350 in cash & food

$3K T-U: Thing

_ _ R A T E / _ H _ P

Sarah says KARATE CHOP...that's an incorrect answer.

P _ R A T E / S H _ P

Lizzette sails to five figures too on a PIRATE SHIP.

R4: WAYD?

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ / _ _ _ _

Lizzette: I (FP), N ($700), 2 E's, G ($700), 2 T's ($500), 2 O's, R ($800), S ($600)- S-U
FS: $1.5K

S _ _ R O _ _ E T I N G

T O / _ _ _ E

NL: L, D, H, M (SKYROCKETING TO HOME's not right), A

S _ _ R O _ _ E T I N G

T O / _ A M E

Sarah's SKYROCKETING TO FAME just a bit more.

DUDS (after final bells): L (Lizzette), D (Sarah), H (Andrew)
SOLE MISSOLVE: Lizzette

FS:


Sarah: $35,869 in cash & stuff/Andrew: $1K GE/Lizzette: $10,350 in cash & GC

GT: $47,219

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $5.5K

Post BR LCS #3: She takes that P.

C: Thing


_ _ E R _ E _ _

L _ _ _ T

RSTLNE/GPBI

_ _ E R _ E _ _

L I G _ T

Did she need those H's to have solved OVERHEAD LIGHT...sadly, yes.

$5K SPIN ID: VN8484631

Pat & Vanna eat some real food at the end.

EP. RATING: 7

Weekend Quick News & Notes

-Here's a special VB- the "Celebrity Name Game" crew lip-syncing to "Break Free".
-On the most recent first-run ep. of "The Late Late Show", the intro & closing themes were replaced w/ the Letterman theme (& the words "THE LATE LATE SHOW" at the top of the marquee were replaced w/ "THANK YOU DAVE").
-Apolo Ohno turns 33 today, while "Dale's Supermarket Sweep" host Dale Winton just turned 60.
-In "BOOM!", the first Q's worth $5K & each of the next four Q's are worth $5K more than the previous one. Q #6 is worth $50K & the 7th & final Q is the Mega Money Q, which if answered correctly will quadruple their winnings.
-The next edition of "The CNN Quiz Show" will be about the '70s.
-Destination America is expected to drop "Impact Wrestling" by the end of Sept.
-Randy West's birthday is also today. 
-"The Bachelorette" this season was voted to be Kaitlyn Bristowe over Britt Nilsson (Britt appeared on Kimmel last Tues.). Also, on the SP last Mon., Ryan McDill was EXPELLED for inappropriate acting (included being drunk). Ken Fuchs also directs that show.

"MasterChef"- 6TH S.P.

PRELIMINARY BATTLES:

1.
Claudia Sandoval (events manager in La Mesa who was raised on beans & rice): Head-on shrimp w/ grape pico de gallo
Andrew Woods (political fundraiser in Charleston, SC): Shrimp & grits w/ tomato, bacon & vermouth
IN- Claudia

2.
Stephen Lee (urban gardener in Palm Springs): Stuffed pork loin w/ steamed veggies & couscous
Tommy Walton (fashion designer in CHI): Pork ballotine w/ fennel, zucchini & apple
IN- BOTH (Tommy won this battle)

3.
Moniza Masud (ad sales assoc. in S.F.): Beef & lamb kabob w/ pine nuts & ghee tahini
Derrick Peltz (drummer in Ft. Meyers): Pistachio-crusted rack of lamb w/ parsnip puree & coconut curry
Nate Love (medical device sales rep in CHI): Porcini-crusted rack of lamb w/ cauliflower puree
Amanda Saab (social worker in SEA): Lamb kofta w/ potatoes & sumac aioli
IN- Amanda & Derrick

4.
Katrina Kozar (admin. assistant in MIL): Pan-seared salmon w/ panang curry
Taylor Moore (server in MIL): Blackened salmon w/ pineapple salsa
IN- Katrina

5.
Hetal Vasavada (startup developer Bloomfield whose parents came from India): Apple pastry cup w/ cardamom W.C.
Jill Campbell (SAC): Aebleskivers w/ peach compote & raspberry coulis
IN- Hetal

6.
Shelly Flash (kitchen assistant in BKN): Escovitch chicken w/ sweet plantain mofongo
Christopher Lu (restaurant mgr.): Chicken scallopini w/ strawberry agrodolce & rosemary parsnips
IN- BOTH (Christopher won this battle)

ALSO IN:
Ailsa Von Dobeneck (asst. railroad mgr. in Norfolk)
Brianna Watson (Worcester hairstylist)
Charlie Chapman (HVAC tech in N.O.)
Daniel Collado (engineer/model in CHI)
Darah Carattini (amusement park guide in Irvine, CA)
Jesse Romero (petroleum landman in N.O.)
Justin Banister (New Caney, TX)
Kerry Prince (human resources rep in Greensboro)
Mateo McConnell (HS teacher in ATL)
Nicholas Nappi (dishwasher sales rep in San Mateo)
Olivia Crouppen (fashion stylist in Thousand Oaks)
Sara Zacek (mobile home park mgr. in Baileys Harbor, WI)
Veronica Cili (beauty consultant in Key West)

REST ELIMINATED:
Alicia Giove (ES music teacher in PIT)
Demetria Davis (coord. in ATL)
Georgia Dunn (agriculture student in Floresville, TX)
Golzar Meamar (S.D.)
James Amster (Plano server)
Jeff Griffin (hotel sales rep in Albany, GA)
Jonathan Scinto (North Bellmore, NY)
Krista Scott (S.D. caregiver)
Lindsey Johnson (MEM insurance mgr.)
Natasha Clement (LaPlace, LA bartender)
Remy Dabron (language instructor in S.D.)
Robert Vargas (fashion buyer in NYC)
Ted Glaza (S.F. chiropractor)

"Chopped Canada"- EP. 107

William Tse (EC)
Brianne Nash (chef de partie)
Jesse Fader (Sr. cook)
Luke Hayes-Alexander (EC & co-owner)
J: Chuck, Roger & Susur

A: Milkweed pods, clams, Greek yogurt & rosewater

W: Clams two ways w/ charred tomato & milkweed pds, ginger & white wine
L: Clams in milkweed mint broth w/ bread, mint & orange zest
B: Steamed clams w/ red pepper & chorizo
J: Milkweed & clam salad on toast w/ cucumber, crab & kale- C

E: Beer nuts, leg of lamb, pancake mix & kimchi

B: Spiced beer nut-crusted lamb w/ Feta, spinach & potato
W: Kimchi lamb ragout w/ beer nut fritter, chicken stock, red wine & potato
L: Butter-roasted lamb w/ kimchi two ways, zucchini, bacon & thyme- C

D: Durian, wild rice, Ricotta & ice wine
B: Coconut durian curd w/ wild rice cream, coconut milk & vanilla- W
W: Wild rice Ricotta cake w/ durian pudding, mango, coconut milk & raspberries

"The Price is Right" 5/22/15

FF: Lucus Hansen, Marva Mayes George, Yves Dufort & Kahla Flores
IUFB #1: genze e101 bikes (A at SS)

LUCUS: 1.5K/MARVA: 1100/YVES: 2K/KAHLA: 1200

Yves plays PaB.

Ozeri salad spinner $  50: L
Waring pro blender $200: L
4-in-1 electric spa cleaning system $  65: H ($  40)
SPT humidifier $  45: H

#17: $250
#39: $2.5K
#33: $1K

5. Sandra Rue
IUFB #2: Saeco Vienna plus espresso w/ cups/saucers (R at #5)

Lucus: 1300/Marva:   401/SANDRA:   800/Kahla:   600

Kahla plays 1RP for the GE range (R) & SAMSUNG 65" 4K HDTV (A).
1RP: $3300
SAMSUNG 65" 4K: W

6. Charlotte Miller
IUFB #3: 6prs Lookmatic unisex shades (R in CR)

Lucus:   550/Marva:   752/Sandra:   801/CHARLOTTE:   800

Lucus plays the MG for the Honda Civic Cpe (Std., Mats, Net)(#3).

(20)(43)(56)
(75)(60)(18)
(01)(19)(93)

EL CHEAPO'S LATEST VICTIM (G: 18, 19, 20, 56 & 93)

SCSD #1:
Lucus ($780): .95
Yves ($4,256): BACK-TO-BACK H-D's (BS: .9)
Kahla ($6,290): H-D + 55

7. Keith Teister
IUFB #4: Vertical wall-mounted fireplace (A at GPT)

KEITH:   700/Marva: 1300/Sandra:   500/Charlotte:   850

By being $20 away, Keith plays SP for a Michael Amini bedroom (#2).
B: 89353
R- 9

8. Haitham Barakat
IUFB #5: puzzling prints lotw

HAITHAM:   800/Marva: 1K/Sandra:   750/Charlotte: 1100

ARP: $1,533

Charlotte plays LeU for the FIAT 500 (Std., LJ).


1
  : 698 Canon cameras
  : 17 Curling iron
  : 925 CARROM foozball
4

WIPEOUT (First G: $18,724)

FINAL PLAYER: John Grant
FINAL IUFB: Ricardo luggage (A at RS)

Haitham: 1401/Marva: 1.5K/Sandra: 1.00/JOHN: 1400

Marva stays free from the FFBC & plays Bullseye for a trip to the nordic C hotel (#4) priced at $9,814.
I: Hunt's Diced tomatoes, Fruit by the Foot, Maybelline NY Expert Eyes eye makeup remove, Knudsen Hampshire Sour Cream & Kraft Stove Top

1. 9 Hunt's
2. 3 FbtFs = $10.77 (Knudsen: $3.99)

SCSD #2:
Charlotte: 60 + 35 = .95
Keith ($9,673): 15 + 60 = T.Q.
Marva ($11,934): 15 + 20 = .35

YVES' SHOWCASE:
In front of CR- iPod Touch + wireless beats headphones (R)
#4- Trip to The Tides
#2- Nissan Versa S Plus (Std., Guards, Mats)(A)($15,170)

BID ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $23K (ARP: $23,430)

CHARLOTTE'S SHOWCASE:
#1- Trip to Anchorage & lenovo multi-mode PC + hp printer (A)
#2- West White Potter Premium (R)


BID ON TRIP/SAILBOAT SHOWCASE: $18.5K (ARP: $22,113)

EP. RATING: 6

"Let's Make a Deal" 5/22/15

Deal #1: Melinda (S.D. human resources worker at univ.)
FD: #2 (ON THE WATER)- SEA-DOO 3up
JONATHAN'S POCKET- 24 $50s
BB (IN THE HOME)- $6K H.T.
SB- Jellybean purse

PD

GR: Chancellor & Brittany (pirates)
C: Toyota Yaris 5dr LE

1. #5: Z
2. #6: G $500
3. #4: G $1K
4. #2: G $2K
5. #7: Z

Deal #3: Cristal, William (Luigi) & Cynthia (mustache)
$1K (William): SCRAMS (BRIEFCASE)- Desert island
$1250 (Cristal): GB- Eye cream
Cynthia: #1- Trip to red rock + $2,755

RttF: Daniel (camouflaged clothing)

#1: Piaggio Typhoon
#2: Zed's Surfing Adventure
#3: maZDa3 SV


1. QS (T---)
2. 4C (ZO--)
3. 9H (M----)
4. 5C (ZON-)
5. 9S (TR--)
6. AS (TRI-)
7. 3C (ZONK)
8. 7H ($100 because it's red)

ISMW: Kathryn (Rock 'n Roll flower)(5/1 = KEYS TO INFORMATION ARE HERE INSIDE)
FD: $1200 (SB)- Apple MacBook Pro & iPhone6

Peggy's SE Celebrity Guess for Who Won at Least One Grammy (President Obama or Justin Bieber): JUSTIN BIEBER- NO (so she doesn't double her $1K)
FD: BAILS (#1)- Beauty pkg. ($4,119)


BD (Cynthia):

SD (#1): Arcade ($4,194)
MD (#2): SpaBerry
BD (#3): Trip to Lexington New Kupta & '15 KIA Rio- X

$500 QD (Cheryl): Toothbrush- $

EP. RATING: 7

Thursday, May 21, 2015

"Beat Bobby Flay" 5/21

M-U: Christopher Wall ('Cesca EC) v. Eugene Jones (The Perfect Recipe chef/owner in Surprise)
R1 J: Sunny & Simon
KI: Fresh Mozzarella

C: Crostini w/ smoked Mozzarella, mushrooms, egg & tomato/onion relish
E: Chicken Parmesan w/ pancetta, mushrooms & Kalamata olives- ELIM.


R2 J: Ed, Alexander Smalls (Minton's and The Cecil EC/owner) & Frank

B: Shellfish etouffee w/ crusty green onion & black pepper rice
C: Lobster etouffee w/ farro, puffed wild rice & chili foam- L

"500 Questions" 5/21

39. ASIAN HISTORY (#3- TT): Of the major religions founded on the Indian subcontinent, which three have the largest number of followers today?
G: Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism $  25K

40. WRITERS (#1): The first known uses of the words "t-shirt" & "daiquiri" were found in what first novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald?
A: This Side of Paradise

41. THE BIBLE (#4): PLAY
Q: As written in the book of Exodus, name five of the 10 plagues in Egypt.
G: Darkness, death of the first born, lice, frogs, toads, hail, boils $  26K (Other A: Flies, livestock diseased, boils, locusts & water turns to blood)

42. WRITERS (#2): Before she was the author of The Hunger Games, who was a writer on "Clarissa Explains it All"?
A: Suzanne Collins

43. WRITERS (#3- TTC): PLAY
Q: Name five of the first 10 full-length Broadway plays written by Tennessee Williams.
G: "The Glass Menagerie", "A Streetcar Named Desire", X

44. THE PRESIDENCY (#4): What cabinet member's the first non-elected officeholder in the U.S. Presidential line of succession?
A: Secretary of State $  27K

45. WRITERS (#4): What popular 19th C. British author gave his many children nicknames such as "Flaster Floby", "Snodgering Blee", "Lucifer Box" & "Skittles"?
A: Dickens

46. WRITERS (#5): Before his success w/ Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut managed America's first dealership for what Swedish car?
A: SAAB (guessed VOLVO first)

47. ASIAN HISTORY (#4): In 1603, Tokugawa received what title from the emperor that named him the supreme military commander of Japan?
A: Shogun $  28K (one more right answer & he's going to leave here w/ no less than $33K)

48. THE BIBLE (#5): What Old Testament book contains the most chapters of any book of the Bible?
A: Psalms $  29K

49. THE PRESIDENCY (#5): In '63, LBJ was administered the Presidential Oath of Office aboard Air Force One at what TX airport?
A: Love Field Airport $  30K

50. ASIAN HISTORY: In 1819, what Asian city was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post for the British East India Co.?
A: Singapore

C #2: Steve Bahnaman (Raleigh librarian who got his Master's Degrees in Theology & Library Science)
NEW T's: Historic Animals, U.S. Cities, Pop Music, Cooking, World Mythology, Finance, Words and Phrases, J.K. Rowling, Random & Astronomy

51. HISTORIC ANIMALS (#1): What famous black horse was the favorite of Alexander the Great?
A: Bucephalus

52. POP MUSIC (#1- BATTLE): LEAD
Q: Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie sang on the '85 song "We Are the World". What 14 other men sang solo parts on the song?
G: Paul McCartney

53. U.S. CITIES (#1): In 1906, the town of Derry Church, PA was renamed for what man who developed the community around his candy co.?
A: HERSHEY

54. POP MUSIC (#2): After successful runs w/ two different lead singers, what Hard Rock band didn't have as much luck w/ its 3rd frontman Gary Cherone in the '90s?
A: Van Halen

55. POP MUSIC (#3- TTC): Name five of the first 10 hits by Lady GaGa that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
G: "Poker Face", "Bad Romance", "Born This Way", X

56. U.S. CITIES (#2): What's the only state whose capital city begins w/ F?
XX

57. POP MUSIC (#4): In '15, what singer won a Grammy for "Mandatory Fin", the first comedy album to top the Billboard album chart in five decades?
G.O. (Dan leaves w/ $35K)

C #3: Jonathan Corbblah (has an IQ of 140)
NEW T's: Shakespeare, Australia, Big Business, Measurements, The Olympics, Sci-Fi, U.S. Currency, Random, Composers & Archaeology

1. BIG BUSINESS (#1): A 45-yr.-old transport logo nicknamed "Scissor Eagle" was replaced in '13 by what co.?
A: AmericanAirlines

2. THE OLYMPICS (#1): Since 1928, what Greek goddess has been featured on every medal for the Summer Olympic Games?
A: Nike

3. BIG BUSINESS (#2): When founded in 1936, what famous co. took its name from the fact that it specialized in selling insurance to federal employees?
A: GEICO

4. BIG BUSINESS (#3- TTC): PASS
Q: According to the Financial Times, name five of the top 10 largest cos. in America as ranked by the value of their total outstanding shares.
G: Apple, Walmart, TARGET, GE, GM, Microsoft, Exxon (Other A: Google, Berkshire Hathaway, Johnson + Johnson, Wells Fargo & JP Morgan Chase)

5. THE OLYMPICS (#2): In 1936, what European country hosted the first televised Olympics?
A: Germany

6. BIG BUSINESS (#4): What co. paid over $11B in '05 to purchase fellow retail giant Sears, Roebuck & Co.?
A: Kmart

7. BIG BUSINESS (#5): In 1903, 3M first did business in what industry?
A: Mining

8. COMPOSERS (#1): "4'33"", which instructed the performers NOT to play their instruments during the entire piece, was written by what avant-garde composer?
A: (John) Cage

9. COMPOSERS (#2- BATTLE): FOLLOWS
Q: According to the orig. film soundtrack album cover of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music", what six songs did Maris sing besides the title track?
G: "My Favorite Things", "Lonely Goatherd", "Edelweiss", "Lullaby Something" (Other A: "I Have Confidence", "Do-Re-Mi" & "Something Good")

10. THE OLYMPICS (#3): Dropped from the program in 1948, what Winter sport was reintroduced to the Olympics in '02?
G: Skeleton

11. RANDOM (#1- TTC): PLAYS
Q: Name five of the 10 celebrities who were mentioned by both their first & last names in Madonna's "Vogue".
Correct A's Provided: Brando, Dean, Rodgers, Astaire & X (Others: Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Jean Harlow, Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth & Bette Davis)

12. THE OLYMPICS (#3- BATTLE): FOLLOWS
Q: Name the 10 events in the Olympic decathlon.
G: 100m, Discus, High Jump, Pole Vault, Long Jump, Hurdles, Triple Jump

19. THE OLYMPICS (#5): At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, what figure skater became the first U.S. man to win the Olympic gold medal since Brian Boitano in 1988?
A: Evan Lysacek $  14K

20. ARCHAEOLOGY (#2- missed first Q there): What pirate's sunken 17th C. treasure ship the "Quedagh Merchant" was discovered off the coast of a Dominican Republic island in 2007?
A: (William) Kidd

23. SHAKESPEARE (#1): In the Shakespeare play "The Merchant of Venice", what was the first name of the title character?
A: Antonia $  17K (however, you can only win the $5K in safe money on Q #25 if you get it right on the first guess)

24. RANDOM (#4- first Q there was his only miss w/ that category): What co. known for rifle manufacturing was the first to mass-produce the typewriter?
A: Remington $  18K

25. COMPOSERS (#3): What composer of "Appalachian Spring" was known as "The Dean of American Music"?
A: (Aaron) Copeland $  19K

26. RANDOM (#5- BATTLE): FOLLOWS
Q: According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2014-2015, what are the top ten universities in the world?
G: Oxford, Harvard, Princeton, Cambridge, Yale, Cal Tech, MIT, X (Others: Stanford, UC-Berkeley & Imperial College London)

29. SCI-FI (#3- BATTLE): LEADS
Q: Name the subtitles of the first 10 "STAR TREK" movies.
G: "The Wrath of Khan", "The Voyage Home", "The Search for Spock", "The Original Motion Picture" 
$  21K

30. COMPOSERS (#4): Characterized by its distinct syncopated rhythm, "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin exemplified what genre of music?
A: Ragtime $  22K

31. COMPOSERS (#5- TTC): PLAYS
Q: Name five of the 10 Steven Spielberg-directed films of the 20th C. that earned Best Score OSCAR nominations for composer John Williams.
Correct A's G: "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "JAWS", "E.T.", "Amistad", "Schindler's List"
$  23K

33. SHAKESPEARE (#4- TT): Who were the three daughters of the tragic King Lear?
G: Cordelia, Regan & Goneril $  27K

35. AUSTRALIA (#2- BATTLE): LEADS
Q: In addition to Camberra & Sydney, were are the six capitals of Australia's states & territories?
G: Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne, Adelaide & Hobart- DRAW

38. ARCHAEOLOGY (#3): Built 11K yrs. ago & still being excavated, the world's oldest emple's located at Gobekli Tepe in what Middle Eastern country?
A: Turkey $  28K (had he missed, he would've been GONE)

40. SCI-FI (#5- missed 4th Q): What 1965 Frank Herbert novel was set on a desert planet that was the sole source of "spice", the universe's most-valued substance?
A: Dune $  29K

As we jump ahead to three Q's left in this first rd., here's the wrong tally for Steve:

Shakespeare: #2
Australia: #3-#5
Big Business: #1 & #3
Measurements: #2 & #4
Sci-Fi: #4
Random: #1 & #5
Composers: #2
Archaeology: #1

48. U.S. CURRENCY (#3- TTC): PLAYS
Q: The U.S. Mint has locations in Washingtion, D.C., West Point, Ft. Knox & what three cities?
G: Philadelphia, Denver & S.F. $  36K

49. What building's depicted on the back of the $100 bill?
A: Independence Hall $  37K

50. What historic woman's portrait appeared on $1 Silver Certificates in the late 1800s?
A: Martha Washington (he just made $42K tonight)

C #4: James Holzhauer (professional gambler w/ IQ of 158)
New T's: World Holidays, Horror Fiction, Food Facts, Acclaimed TV Shows, Historic Ships, California, Random, Opera, Footwear & The United Nations

52. ACCLAIMED TV SHOWS (#2- TTC): PLAYS
Q: Name five of the first 10 "American Idol" winners.
G: Clarkson, Studdard, Underwood, Fantasia & X

54. FOOTWEAR (#1): Founded in 1978, what popular women's shoe store's named for the address of its first location in Manhattan?
A: Nine West (elimination would've occurred had Steve failed)

56. THE U.N. (#1- BATTLE): LEADS
Q: What are the six official languages used at the U.N.?
G: English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Arabic & Russian- DRAW (however, his one wrong remains on the board)

58. ACCLAIMED TV SHOWS (#4- TT): Name the subtitles for seasons two, three & four of "American Horror Story".
G: "Coven", X

60. ACCLAIMED TV SHOWS (#5- missed prev. three Q's in that): On "Breaking Bad", Walter White shared an alias w/ what real-life Nobel Prize-winning physicist?
A: (Werner) Heisenberg

61. THE U.N. (#4): Which main body of the U.N. administers the day-to-day work of the organization & prepares studies on human rights?
A: Secretary

62. HORROR FICTION (#1): In an 1848 letter to a fan, what American author wrote "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity"?
A: Poe $    3K

63. HORROR FICTION (#2): Located about two miles from Tarry Town, what fictional village was the setting for Washington Irving's 1819 story about schoolteacher Ichabod Crane?
A: Sleepy Hollow $    4K

64. HORROR FICTION (#3): Interview with the Vampire author Anne Rice once admitted that she modeled what blond vampire character after her husband?
A: Lestat $    5K

65. CALIFORNIA (#1): James Marshall started the CA Gold Rush in 1848 when he discovered the precious metal at what lumber operation?
A: Sutter's Mill $    6K

66. FOOD FACTS (#1- TT): After Bud Light, what were the next three top-selling domestic light beers in the U.S. in '14, according to Beverage Industry?
G: Miller Lite, X (Others: Natural Light & Coors LIGHT)

"JEOPARDY!" 5/21/15

Laurie McNeill (ORL): Ops. manager
Choyon Manjrekar (Providence): Urban planner
FIVE-TIME CHAMP: Andrew Haringer $96,599

BB:
THERE'S A BUG IN MY BOOK TITLE
THE 20th CENTURY
GIST OF THE AMENDMENT
FUN WITH WOMEN'S CLOTHING
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY
"ALL" RIGHT, "ALL" RIGHT, "ALL" RIGHT

HS:

Andrew: $3,200/Choyon: $1,800/Laurie: $1,200


Middling out the DD from The 20th C. is Choyon, in 2nd w/ $2,200, which is $600 more than Laurie & $800 less than Andrew. Choyon puts 12 Benjamins on the line.

This trial opened on Jul. 10, 1925 w/ William Jennings Bryan arguing for the prosecution.

"What is the Scopes Trial?"...he got it. No time for the last two clues for Fun W/ Women's Clothing.

ATTEMPTED LT: $1,200
UNATTEMPTED LT: $1,400
TOTAL LT: $2,600

CS:

Andrew: $5K/Choyon: $4,600/Laurie: $2K

DJ!:
WORLD LEADER PORTRAIT GALLERY
ODD WORDS
"C" IN SCIENCE
PUSSYCAT POT-PURREE
PLACE NAMES
BUSINESS ABBREV.

Choyon finds BOTH DDs (& therefore has a sweep), first w/ the $1200 Place Name; he's barely in 1st w/ $11K, $400 more than Andrew & Laurie stands at $3,200. Choyon goes for three G-bars.

Orig., the Atlantic referred to the sea near this mountain range but was later applied to the entire ocean.

"What are the Atlas Mtns.?"...yeah. He got all three from right up the middle; the last topic's Odd Words & $2K's at stake.

"Oculogyric" refers to this gesture of indifference or disbelief, a favorite of teen know-it-alls.

"What is rolling your eyes?"...right again. They don't quite reveal the $400 Odd Word.

ATTEMPTED LT: $2,400
UNATTEMPTED LT: $4,800
TOTAL DJ! LT: $7,200

Pre-Final S:

Andrew: $11,800/Choyon: $18,800/Laurie: $7,600
CHOYON'S CORYAT: $15,600

ALEVE FJ! C #179: 19th C. AUTHORS

In an essay, he wrote "I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion".

L: "Who Is Mark Twain?" ($5K) = $2,600
A: "Who is Thoreau?" (DOUBLE) = $23,600
C: SAME ($5K) = $23,800


EP. RATING: 6

"WHEEL of FORTUNE" 5/21/15

$1K T-U: Phrase

B R _ _ H T

A _ _ / _ _ _ _ Y

Bridget guesses BRIGHT AND SUNNY...we're interviewing her first:

Bridget Barry (BKN; orig. from Grayslake, IL): International nonprofit worker
Quikton Sloan (Lompoc, CA): Barber stylist & American Legion Post 211 volunteer whose partner's Penny
Sarah Wilson (orig. from DEN): Harvest Home exec. director married to Branson for six yrs.

$2K T-U: ST

M A G _ _ / C _ R _ E T

_ I _ E

Sarah has "MAGIC CARPET RIDE".

Featured T: sydney.BUZZ ($8.5K)

R1: SB

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Sarah: 3 T's (1/2 CAR near pink $900), E, 2 R's (WC), N (FP), A, C (LUGGAGEPOINT), 2 O's, 2 S's ($800), B ($600), 2 P's ($900)

B E S T

S _ P P O R T _ N _

A C T O R

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR is the OSCAR category we were looking for to propel her to $9,750 in money & luggage.

PR

Egg.Land's Best MR: SN

_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _

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Bridget: T ($500), 2 N's ($900), 2 A's, 2 D's (other 1/2 CAR), 2 I's, O (NMV), S ($700), 2 C's (AUSTRALIA), 2 P's ($700), LaT
Quikton: L ($500)

P I C N I C / A N D

_ A L D

S P O T

PICNIC AND BALD SPOT double those five bills & he retains spinning rights.

SOLE LaT: Bridget

Repeating Classic BP Tonight: DOORKNOB

PP: E

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Quikton: 2 T's ($900), 5 A's, 2 N's ($500), L ($600), E, M ($900)
Sarah: 2 H's (EXPRESS)
NL: 3 U's, C, W

A U T H E N T _ C

H A W A _ _ A N / L U A U

An additional $3,750 goes into her pockets & an AUTHENTIC HAWAIIAN LUAU awaits at Napili Kai.

FIRST DUD: M (Quikton)

CS:

Quikton: $1K/Sarah: $20,300 in cash & stuff WC/Bridget: $1K

$3K T-U: PN

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K N I _ _ _ _ E Y

Sarah's got KEIRA KNIGHTLEY.

R4: Thing

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Sarah: T ($500), 4 E's, 3 N's (TD- not prompted), A, BANKRUPT (near $650)
Bridget: R ($900)
Quikton: 2 L's ($900), C ($800), X ($700), O
Sarah: S ($500), U
Bridget: D ($550)
Quikton: 2 P's ($500)

E X C E L L E N T

P E N _ A N S _ _ P

He has EXCELLENT PENMANSHIP.

DUDS: R (Bridget), O (Quikton), U (Sarah), D (Bridget)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sarah

CS:

Quikton: $5,050/Sarah: $23,300 in cash & loot/Bridget: $1K

S-U: F & G
FS: $1,900


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_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _

L: T, P, R, 2 N's, M, 3 S's, G, J, H, 3 E's, D (STARTING SECOND BASE won't be right), B

S T E _ _ _ N G

S E _ _ N D / B _ S E

Sarah's STEALING SECOND BASE.

DUDS: P (Quikton), R (Sarah), M (Quikton), J (Quikton), H (Sarah)
SOLE MISSOLVE: Quikton

FS:

Quikton: $5,050/Sarah: $30,900 in cash & stuff/Bridget: $1K
GT: $36,950

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (w/o WC): $15K

Post BR: She spins the S.

C: Phrase


_ _ _ _ / _ _ T

RSTLNE/PHGO

_ O O _ / O _ T

Hopefully she's able to ZOOM OUT rather than LOOK OUT...but she does the latter & doesn't recover.

$5K SPIN ID:
PC0629497


EP. RATING: 6