Friday, February 27, 2015

"King of the Nerds" 2/27/15

NW #6: They had to solve the crime of who "murdered" Pom Pom Kitty (two recreations of said crime were provided). If a team made a boo-boo, they were assessed a two-min. penalty.
Suspects: Vampire (female), mummy, Frankenstein's monster, werewolf & The Invisible Man
A: WEREWOLF W/ SYRINGE- H.H. (robotics kit)

N-O #6: Colby v. Amanda (Jonathan got the other vote)
G ("Nightmare on Nerd Street"): In each rd., each opponent had to choose between an easy, medium or hard-difficulty quote from a Horror movie. The harder the Q was, the more zombies they would get to bash down (w/ various pt. values)- easy Q's were worth one & the hard Q's were worth three.

R1:

Colby (MEDIUM): "We accept her. One of us. Gooble gobble."- "Nosferatu", "The Mummy", "Island of Lost Souls" or "Freaks"?
DR: "Freaks"- 200 + 100

Amanda (MEDIUM): "Sno Balls? Sno Balls? Sno Balls?! Where's the f**king Twinkies?!!"- "The Lost Boys", "Ghostbusters", "Leprechaun" or "Zombieland"?
DR: "Zombieland"- 300 + 100

R2:


Amanda (MEDIUM): "Have you checked the children?"- "House at the End of the Street", "When a Stranger Calls", "Wishmaster" or "Bram Stoker's Dracula"?
DR: "When a Stranger Calls"- TWO 100s (600)

Colby (MEDIUM): "I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply evil."- "The Omen", "Isle of the Damned", "Insidious" or "Halloween"?
DR: "The Omen"

FR:

Colby (HARD): "She's been feeding that thing between the walls again."- "The Amityville Horror", "The People Under the Stars", "Poltergeist" or "Wishmaster"?
DR: "The People Under the Stars"- 300 + 300 + 100 (1K)

Amanda (HARD): "Well hellooooo Mister Fancypants."- "Scanners", "The Toxic Avenger", "Army of Darkness" or "Brain Damage"?
DR: "Army of Darkness"- 200 + 100 + 200 (1100)

COLBY DEFEATED

"The Amazing Race" 2/27/15

OC (5:30 AM): A bullet train had to be taken 150m to a Nagano; the 2nd clue was in front of Matsushiro Castle.

R: In exact order, they had to follow a series of steps to unlock a puzzle box called yosegi that had a password that needed to be recited to claim the 3rd clue of the stage (one of those clues held the first-ever Date Night pass).

C #3: Nishi-Guchi Zenko-Ji.

D #2:
Share: Both teammates needed to feed each other ramen while a fan was blowing right in their faces.

Chair: One teammate had to push the other one lap around an Olympic speed-skating track, then they switched places. To continue on, they had to finish in a 3:55 time limit.

PS #2: Patio Damon

W- Jelani & Jenny (fitbit wellness kits)
2. Laura & Tyler
3. Aly & Steve
4. Harley & Jonathan (DATE NIGHT- usually during the PS period)
5. Bergen & Kurt
6. Jeff & Jackie
7. Matt & Ashley
8. Mike & Rochelle
PHILIMINATED- Libby & CJ

"JEOPARDY!" 2/27/15

Richmond Curtiss (Palm Springs): Location coordinator
Natalie Kistner (Plano): Director of business development
CHAMP: Jose Garriga

BB:
HOW INNOVATIVE!
U.N. INTERNATIONAL YEARS
AT THE DRUGSTORE
NOT IN THE BIBLE (three characters listed each time)
MUSICAL SHE'S
CATTY WORDS & PHRASES

Jose's off to a fine start w/ $2,200 to Natalie's $600 as he takes out the DD on the $600 U.N. International Yr.; he wagers a hundy less than the face value.

2004: Commemorating the struggle against this & its abolition, which sadly still hasn't happened.

"What is slavery?" is right.

HS:

Jose: $2,900/Natalie: $1,800/Richmond: $2,600

LT: $1,800

CS:

Jose: $7,700/Natalie: $4,600/Richmond: $3K

DJ!:
GEOGRAPHIC NICKNAMES
LUCKY 7
HISTORICAL FICTION
1970s BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS
ALL ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT
"UT"

The $1600 Historical Fiction page has the champ's 2nd DD of this Fri. night w/ $12,900; Natalie has $9,400 & $4,200 is Richmond's score. This clue, Jose adds $500 to its face value.

That Fateful Lightning was "A novel of..." this Civil War General looking back on his life while he was dying of cancer.

"Who is Grant?"...yeah indeed. The other man steals the other one that was in the $1600 Geographic Nickname & has seven grand, $10,800 less than Jose. Richmond makes a $5K gamble & here's his answer:

Mtn. range that forms "The backbone of Italy".

"What are the Appenies?"...NOT ACCEPTABLE because of leaving out that 2nd N- sorry. Time's called on the first two Geographic Nicknames & the $2K Lucky 7.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1,600 (All About the Supreme Court)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $2K ('70s Best Picture OSCAR Winners)

Pre-Final S:

Jose: $19,800/Natalie: $11K/Richmond: $2K (ME)
JOSE'S CORYAT OF THE MATCH: $19,400

ALEVE FJ! C #120: AUTHORS & FILMMAKERS

This author had a bitter feud w/ Michael Moore over the title of a 2004 documentary.

R: NOTHING & BUSTS
N: "Who is Crichton?" ($6,601) = $4,399
J: "WHO IS BRADBURY?" = $22,001

EP. RATING: 7

"WHEEL Around the World" 2/27

$1K T-U: ST

L _ N D O _

_ A _ L _ N G

The "LONDON FALLING" trap just got Kim, so Ed claims the American money for "LONDON CALLING". If this panel does well enough, we might break $400K again:

Ed Lacyznski (Rockaway Beach, NY): NYC Public P.S. teacher married to Marta (w/ stepson Dominic & Kai)
Ashley Jenkins (CHI): Attorney who's active in church
Kim Stern (Lakewood): Stand-up comedian pursing a career w/ the govt. (preferably in law enforcement)

$2K T-U: Place

_ H _ M _ _ T _ Y

L A _

Ashley solves CHEMISTRY LAB.

Featured T: Republic of Georgia ($7,700)

R1: AtH

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Ashley: S ($900), T ($600), N ($700), 2 O's, I, R (1/2 CAR near pink $900), D ($650), 3 A's, Y ($600)
Kim: INSTANT BANKRUPT (near $650)
Ed: 3 C's ($500), 2 E's (NMV), SAME BANKRUPT
Ashley: 4 L's (TRIP)

_ A S E _ A L L / C A R D

C O L L E C T I O N

She gets BASEBALL CARD COLLECTION to get into five figures fast.

SOLE DUD: Y (Ashley)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (everyone but her)

CS:

Ed: $1K/Ashley: $14,300 in cash & trip 1/2 CAR

Kaopectate MR: B & A

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Kim: S (1/2 CAR), 3 T's ($650), O, 2 N's (RICARDO), A, 2 I's, LaT
Ed: 2 G's ($500), 3 E's (NMV), L ($500), Y ($500), M ($500), 2 R's ($500), P (FP)

S P R I N G

_ R E A _

I T / T O / M E

G E N T L Y

He says "SPRING BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY" to retain control.

SOLE LaT: Kim

CS:

Ed: $4,750/Ashley: $14,300 in cash & trip 1/2 CAR


PP: Phrase

_ / _ _ _ / _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ / _

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Ed: OTHER ONE
Ashley: 2 T's ($800), 2 N's (MDW), E
Kim: S ($500), R ($800)
Ed: L (TD), O, 4 A's, SAME BANKRUPT
Ashley: G ($600), 2 Y's ($500), 3 I's, U, H ($900), B ($700), M ($650)

I / M A Y / O N L Y

_ A _ _ / A

B A T H I N G / S U I T

She rightly states "I MAY ONLY PACK A BATHING SUIT" when she claims $4,700 more & this Divi Village vacation.

DUDS: E (Ashley), R (Kim)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Ed)

CS:

Ed: $4,750/Ashley: $25,606 in cash & travel MDW

$3K T-U: OtM/MT

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ C A R

Ed solves "MADAGASCAR".

S-U: Thing
FS: $1,900

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L: T, S, N, 2 R's, Y, M, P, L, C, 2 E's, G, F, 2 O's

M Y / P E R S O N _ L

F _ _ O R _ T E

That wasn't MY PERSONAL FAVORITE of a rd., but Ed's $7,600 happier.

AIRED DUDS: C (Kim) & G (Ashley)

FS:

Ed: $15,350/Ashley: $25,606 in cash & vacations MDW/Kim: $1K
GT: $41,956

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $4,250

MDBR #9: Mom Josephine & sister Grace are standing by w/ her MDW as Ashley spins that &.

C: Thing

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_ _ _ E R

RSTLNE/CPBO

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P O _ E R

A PBRW was never gonna happen because she can't get AUXILIARY POWER...









































































































































































































































































































































































...& it's a VERY good thing she didn't have a little more to eat before she played, because the next space down (N in SPIN) had that million.

$5K SPIN ID: TB6804957

GT THIS WK. = $395,621


EP. RATING: 6

2/27/15 Quick News & Notes

-Leonard Nimoy passed away at 83 due to COPD.
-"Chopped Canada" returns to its 9 PM timeslot for one wk. only next wk., then moves to 8 PM in two wks.
-The "J!" online test registration will open on 3/30.
-Alan Thicke will turn 68 this Sun.
-Kelly Osbourne has left "Fashion Police". 
-Also later on w/ the WB, if the last remaining prize was a cash prize, the respective graphic would blink (& the big win music would sound if it was the $10K or the car/s). Regardless if the champ decided to play one more game for the grand prize or not, the balloons/confetti fell.
-There weren't any major spoilers on this wk.'s "WHEEL" promo video. 
-Orig. on "$100,000 Fortune Hunt", a repeated bell was used at the end of the game & the ARP of the offered car wasn't stated.

"Chopped Canada"- EP. 2008

Matthew Pennell (Colisee de Monicon Coliseum special events chef who also worked in a S.F. restaurant)
Tony Vellnov (Bistro Sofia pastry chef)
Subra Balakrishnan (Griffith Laboratories corp. chef who grew up in India)
Derek Ralph (Twisted Fork Catering & Events owner)
J: Susur, Anne & Michael

A: Pressed ham, quince paste, white wine & kohlrabi
M: Crispy pressed ham & quince-glazed apricot chutney w/ apricot, ginger & panko
T: Pressed ham & quince paste dumpling w/ pickled kohlrabi, dumpling pastry, chili flakes & lemon
S: Crispy pressed ham & pickled kohlrabi w/ cucumber, coriander & avocado
D: Grilled pressed ham & cheese w/ quince paste, goat cheese, olive oil & onion- C

E: Root beer, slab bacon, bok choy & papadum
S: Crispy bacon & halibut w/ root beer coconut sauce, beef stock, shallots & corn
M: Scallops & polenta w/ bacon root beer vinaigrette, chicken stock, cornmeal & scallops
T: Grilled bacon steaks w/ root beer risotto, cinnamon, butter & orzo- C

D: Gummy bears, beets, pound cake & marjoram
M: Beet shortcake w/ marjoram semifreddo, walnuts, honey & milk- W
S: Marjoram shortbread cookie & beet custard w/ corn starch, key lime & saffron

"The Price is Right" 2/27/15

FF: Alissa Hodges (birthday), Larae Frers, Jesse Mitchell & Shelle Zechar
IUFB #1: Ariva Fine Jewelry earrings/bracelet (ceiling)

ALISSA:   800/LARAE: 1015/JESSE:   750/SHELLE: 1016

W/ the ARP of $1,300, Shelle automatically plays...3X for a '15 Jaguar XF (Std., Paint, Xylon)(R)(consolation cue).
NA: 1, 2, 3, 5 & 7

1. 2: 3RD- N
2. 5: 2ND
3. 1: 3RD- N
4. 1: LAST- Y $5___1
5. 7: 2ND- N
6: X
7. 3: 3RD- N $5_7_1
8. 7: 4TH
9. 7: 1ST
10. 2: 4TH- N $52731
11. NO MORE NUMBERS

5. Nicholas Potts
IUFB #2: Nikon 10.1mp & Coolpix (both)

Alissa:   799/Larae:   900/Jesse:   901/NICHOLAS:   750

Alissa gets the $500 bonus & plays DP for the SEA-DOO 2up (M).
DP: $9008 & $6084
G: $6084

6. Tammy Foster
IUFB #3: Napoleon patio heaters (M at RS)

TAMMY: 1.5K/Larae: 1856/Jesse: 1100/Nicholas: 1101

Nicholas plays Bullseye for a Summerset Outdoor Living sofa/chairs w/ an EPSON projector & 92" screen worth $8,294 (#3).
I: Maruchan Chicken Ramen 6pk, Texas Pete hot sauce, Hungry Jack mashed potatoes, PictSweet edamame & Hormel Crumbled Bacon

1. TX Pete: THREE = $  6.57
2. Maruchan: THREE = $  5.37
3. PictSweet: THREE = $  8.37
HB- TX PETE

SCSD #1:
Shelle: DIME + H-D = .6
Alissa ($7,383): 30 X 2 = TIED
Nicholas ($9,692): T.Q.

7. Matthew East
IUFB #4: SAMSUNG smartphone w/ one-yr. plan (M in CR)

Tammy: 1100/Larae: 1300/Jesse: 1K/MATTHEW:   950

Larae hears that the car games got the Death Slots again as she plays MK for a Nautilus recumbent (R), a Crystal Sauna (R) &/or a '15 Nissan JUKE (Std., Guards)($21,250).


Sunbeam breadmaker 586  86- #2
CONAIR sound machine 239: X

Nautilus: (---)
NISSAN: (---)
C.S.: (WIN)

8. Sarah Clark
IUFB #5: on the town lotw

Tammy: 1.5K/SARAH: 2K/Jesse: 1300/Matthew: 1700

ARP: $2,435, sending Sarah right up to play PaN for a trip to The Beach Palace (#3).
B: $  202
NA: 6, 7 & 9
G: $6202- $1K UNDER

FINAL PLAYER: Aamyie Ecker
FINAL IUFB: 4pc Swiss Diamond cookware (M)

Tammy: BUCK/AAMYIE:   550/Jesse:   700/Matthew:   670

HEADED TO FFBC- Jesse

Matthew's over by $70 & Aamyie plays SS $7K for the Kaku Kayak paddleboards (M), the evo Companion Classic (M), the Electrolux dishwasher (R) & the SAMSUNG 40" HDTV (R).

1. K.K. paddleboards $4700
2. Companion Classic $1205
FP: Electrolux Dishwasher

SCSD #2:
Sarah: .65
Larae ($5,383): BACK-TO-BACK .15's
Aamyie ($8,674): DIME + 60 = .7

Both bid $22K on their Showcases.

AAMYIE'S "RACHEL'S BOOK OF MANNERS" SHOWCASE:
#1- Michael Amini D.R. (M)
In front of CR- 27" iMac (R)
#4- Trip to Shanghai (ARP: $29,979)

NICHOLAS' GOLFING SHOWCASE:
#2- Palm Springs golf equip. & trip to Kiawah Island (M)

#3- Volkswagen Golf TSI S (R)($19,815)- W (ARP: $26,798)

EP. RATING: 6

"Millionaire" 2/27/15

For $43,600: Although she passed away before seeing them sold commercially, Maria Ann Smith lends her name to the green variety of what that she discovered in the 1860s?

A: Tomato
B: Pear
C: Pepper

D: Apple

Apple- IN (he wants to donate some of his winnings to MDA)

CM #33:

$100K: The first line of what Shakespeare play's simply "Who's there"?

A: "King Lear"
B: "Macbeth"
C: "Hamlet"

D: "Romeo and Juliet"

FINAL LL

A: 15%

B: 39%
Rest: 23% apiece

FA: "Macbeth"

Last to play this wk.'s Christopher Keogh from Danbury.

1. Inspiring the Dodd-Frank Bill's "Eddie Murphy Rule" about insider trading, what comedy did Business Insider call "The greatest Wall Street movie ever made"?

A: "Brewster's Millions"
B: "The Money Pit"

C: "A Fistful of Dollars"
D: "Trading Places"

"Trading Places"- PERFECT START

2. When a notable stage actor passes away, what symbolic gesture Broadway theaters make simultaneously, usually the next day?

A: They cancel performances
B: They dim the marquee lights
C: They offer free tickets

D: They play "Lullaby of Broadway"

They dim the marquee lights- $2K $27K

3. A food-related pun involving another better-known region, what's the nickname of Fairfield, IA's small but vibrant community of tech cos.?

A: "Chew England"
B: "Silicorn Valley"
C: "The Great Cakes"
D: "The Crust Belt"

"Silicorn Valley"- $10K $37K

4. As it has little effect on most newer cars, Edmunds.com recommends that you "...save money and stop buying..." what?

A: Auto insurance
B: Windshield wiper fluid
C: Car washes

D: Premium gas

Premium gas- G-BAR $38K

5. ALL BUT which of the following TV shows are based on programs that first became hits in the U.K.?

A: "dancing with the stars"
B: "The X Factor"
C: "The People's Court"
D: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"


JUMPED- $3K (2nd TO)

6. In Aug. '14, 13-yr.-old Mo'ne Davis made history when she became the first what to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated?

A: Little League baseball player
B: Scripps National Spelling Bee champ
C: LPGA player

D: Female gymnast

AtA

A: 69%
B: 8%
C: 6%
D: 17%


LCLS (fiancee Mandy)
Little League Baseball player- LOWBALL $38,100

QotD: After winning the title of "Miss Gwinnett County", "GMA" anchor Amy Robach went on to compete in what pageant?

A: Miss Maine
B: Miss Georgia
C: Miss New Mexico

D: Miss Hawaii

FQ: In U.S. News & World Report's 2014 rankings of the Top 10 national univ., there were two colleges from each of which two states?

A: NJ & OH
B: TX & MI
C: MA & CA
D: MD & NC


FA: BAILS (A: MA & CA)

EP. RATING: 6

"Let's Make a Deal" 2/27/15

GCD:
Nadeya (waitress & aspiring teacher wearing pajamas): #2- Kitchen ($6,968)
Diane (birthday): $1,100 (#3)- Blimp
James (L.B.): GC- $595.00 (SE: Trip to theReef)

MoU: Telesia
C (#1): '15 FIAT 500

1. 3: $300
2. WIPEOUT FOR $100

Mia's FD D ('50s housewife): $800 (also, Antoine gets $100)(BB: Shopping go-kart/SB: Pair of Prada handbags = $3,140)

"My Husband Sounds Like a...": Sarna (blue wig) & Steven (cop)

1. TUGBOAT- STOMACH FLU
2. PRINTER- POWER DRILL
3. OWL- OWL
FD (#3): BAIL (SpaBerry & hammock = $8,799)

Deal #4: Allena (beautician)
Rejected 1st: RB (KEEP IT COOL)- Trip to Pearson's Pond
GB (ROAM)- Golden Genie Apple iPhone ($3,290)
BB (GETS AROUND TOWN): REJECTED- Meat loafers

RW: Deanna (Thing #1)
C: Toyota Yaris 3dr
TA: "Twister", "Office Space", "The Incredibles", "American Beauty" & "Rent"
G: "American Beauty" & "The Incredibles"

STJ (#2): Bedroom ($5,250)- INSTA-BAILOUT ("American Beauty": '99/"The Incredibles": '04/"Office Space": '99)

CC: Jordan (A.F. aircraft mechanic dressed as gnome)
S: CAT- $300
B: BLUE
FD: SE- A Date w/ ZONKZILLA (BLUE: x8)

BD (Nadeya):

SD (#1): Cal Flame island
MD (#2): HDTV trio ($6,700)
BD (#3): Trip to Casa Cool Beans ($12,900) & KIA Rio- SHUTOUT AVERTED


$500 QD (Saraa): Root beer-flavored candy (T)- $

EP. RATING: 7

"Chopped Canada" 2/26

Justin Flood (chef de cuisine who wants to put her daughter through fashion school)
Blythe Ogston (Mildred's Temple Kitchen LC)
Paddy Townsend (ONE FIFTY saucier & musician)
Abraham Wornovitzky (dish COOKING STUDIO instructor/food stylist; moved to Canada about 12 yrs. ago)
J: Susur, Lynn & Michael

A: Hamburger pasta dinner, trail mix, perch & daikon

A: Seared perch w/ trail mix gastrique, balsamic vinegar, sundried tomatoes & couscous- C
B: Spiced perch on a daikon salad w/ endive, green onion & chili powder
J: Poached perch w/ trail mix pesto, white wine, celery & thyme
P: Roasted trail mix-crusted perch w/ arugula, champagne vinegar & maple syrup

E: Turducken, green grapes, pickled peppers & purple potatoes
B: Five-spice turducken w/ grape chili sauce, cherries, white wine & olive oil- C
J: Spiced crusted turducken w/ green grape gastrique, duck fat, beets & sage
P: Turducken dip w/ crispy purple potatoes, onion, tomatoes & bourbon

D: Fiddleheads, phyllo dough, crystallized ginger & blueberries
P: Crystallized ginger fiddlehead & blueberry turnovers w/ orange liqueur, heavy cream & sugar- W
J: Blueberry citrus soup w/ phyllo turnover, butter, biscotti & blood orange

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Duff Till Dawn" 2/26

T: SPACESHIPS UNDER ATTACK W/ ALIEN
J: Elena Fox & Kevin Smith

Avalon Yarnes & Kara Andretta (Avalon Cakes in DEN): ALIEN BATTLEGROUND
Amanda & Tyler Oakleaf (married couple- Oakleaf Cakes in BOS): GRAVITY-DEFINING- W

"American Idol XIV" 2/26

Lovey: "Love Runs Out"
Adanna: "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
Alexis: "Gunpowder & Lead"
Joey: "Somebody Like You"
Katherine: "Safe & Sound" by Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars
Shannon: "Who Knew"
Loren: "Note to God" by JoJo ('06; later redone by charice in '09)
Shi: "Umbrella"
Maddie: "Love Gets Me Every Time" by Shania Twain ('97)
Sarina-Joi: "Mamma Knows Best"
Jax (who looks similar to Kesha, IMO): "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" by Cher ('66)
Tyanna: "Lips Are Movin'"

"JEOPARDY!" 2/26/15

Jose Garriga (D.C.): Comm. specialist
Lily Foss (Manchester, NH): Future law student
CHAMPIENE: Laura Gallo

BB:
ROMANIAN HOLIDAY
WORD PUZZLES
THAT '90s SHOW
AVIAN GLOSSARY
AT THIS STAGE
OF THE GAME

HS:

Laura: $2,800/Lily: -$1K/Jose: $2,400

They have just enough time to end this rd. w/ a DD & At This Stage, Jose has gotten it while barely leading Laura $4,800-$4,600; Lily's turned that negative grand into a positive. He bets $1,200.

In Freudian theory, it's the first stage of human development & breastfeeding plays a big part.

He doesn't know that's the oral stage.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $800 (That '90s Show)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $3K
TOTAL LT: $3,800

DJ!:

DRAMA MAMAS
CIVIL WAR HODGEPODGE
FOLK MUSIC
GEOGRAPHIC SAINTS
"V"ERBS
THE BLUES

On clue #4 this rd. underneath Drama Mamas, Jose has his 2nd DD & the scores for he & Laura are the same as the first one; Lily just added $400 to her G-spot. Again, $1,200's wagered.

Mama buys a home in a mostly white neighborhood in this drama about the Youngers, a poor black family.

"What is A Raisin in the Sun?"...up to $6K this time. The last of 'em, however, is chosen by Laura in the middle of Geographic Saints; she & Jose are only $200 apart AGAIN, this time w/ the scores being $5,200-$5K in Jose's favor; Lily stands at $1,800. This clue's for two more large & the lead.

This British island in the South Atlantic once served as a refuge for liberated African slaves.

"What is..Santo Domingo?"...I see why she was shaking her head when she gave that response- the right one's St. Helena.

ATTEMPTED LT: $2,400
UNATTEMPTED LT: $12K
TOTAL DJ! LT: $14,400

Pre-Final S:

Laura: $8,200/Lily: $2,600 (ME)/Jose: $12K

CORYAT SCORES:
Laura: $10,200

Jose: $13,600

ALEVE FJ! C #119: FOREIGN LEADERS

On Feb. 25, 1956, he gave a speech "on the personality cult and its consequences", seen as an attack on his predecessor.

LILY: "Who is Gorbachev" = $600
LAURA: "Who is Khruscev?" ($5K) = $13,200

JOSE: "WHO WAS KHRUSCHEV?" = $16,401

EP. RATING: 6

"WHEEL Around the World" 2/26

$1K T-U: OtM

_ _ _ L A _ D

& / _ W _ D _ N

Erika IDs FINLAND & SWEDEN. Contesti for Thurs. this wk.:

Erika Neuser (Macomb Township, MI): Logistics mgmt. specialist for Army (her father was in there too) who has two dogs
Dave Dutori: Product ID consultant married to Allison
Michelle Lynn (NY): Brand mgmt. for luxury French haircare co. who's visited about 30 countries

$2K T-U: Thing

P E R F _ C T

_ _ M I _ G

Michelle doesn't solve this at PERFECT TIMING, but she's right anyhow.

Featured T: istanbul.BUZZ ($7,625)

R1: Song Lyrics

_ _ _ ' _ / _ _ _ _ _

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

Michelle: 3 T's ($550), 2 N's ($800), 4 O's, 2 D's ($700), I
Erika: R ($600)
Dave: 3 S's ($700)


D O N ' T / S T A N D

S O / _ _ O S _ / T O / _ _

A song by The Police from '80, he just solved "DON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME".

DUDS: I (Michelle), R (Erika)

CS:

Erika: $1K/Dave: $2,100/Michelle: $2K

Kaopectate MR: WAYD?

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

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Erika: 3 N's (MW near $800 & CAME TO PLAY...$10K), G ($600), 3 I's, 2 A's, 3 E's (FP)(NMV), 2 M's (TRIP), K (WC), D (TRAVELSMITH)
Dave: 2 S's (TRAVELSMITH), 2 T's ($500)

M A K I N G / A / _ I S E

I N _ E S T M E N T

He was MAKING A WISE INVESTMENT & he'll lead off the next rd.

SOLE DUD: D (Erika)

CS:

Erika: $1K WC/Dave: $5,100 in cash & GT/Michelle: $2K

PP: Places

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

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

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

Dave: 2 S's (TD), E, 5 A's, R (1/2 CAR near orange $900)
Michelle: BANKRUPT (MDW's right side)
Erika: L ($600), I, 3 O's, B ($650), 4 N's ($650), U, 3 C's ($900), T ($500), 2 M's (1/2 CAR near pink $900)

C A B A N A S

_ I _ _ E N / A M O N _

C O C O N U T / _ A L M S

The lead's now hers when we add $7,300 & a trip to see some CABANAS HIDDEN AMONG COCONUT PALMS at Ramon's Village.

SOLE DUD: R (Dave)
SOLE INSTA-BANKRUPT: Michelle

CS:


Erika: $14,300 in cash & Belize WC/Dave: $5,100 in cash & card/Michelle: $2K

$3K T-U: F & D

W _ _ _ O N

S O _ P

Dave slurps WONTON SOUP.

S-U: Phrase
FS: $1,900

_ _ _ _ / _ _ _

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

L: T, 2 H's, 2 S's, L, W, P, N, R, F, C

W H _ N / T H _

S _ _ _ _ / C L _ _ R S

WHEN THE SKIES CLEARS doesn't make grammatical sense, but WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS wins Dave $7,600 & the match.

DUDS (both by Erika): P & F

FS:

Erika: $14,300 in cash & trip/Dave: $15,700 in cash & tag/Michelle: $2K
GT: $32K

NO NOMINAL BANKRUPT TRASH AGAIN

BR: The W's stopped on & hopefully it'll stand for another win from Dave.

C: E


_ _ _ _ N _

_ / _ _ _ S E

RSTLNE/GCMA

_ _ _ _ N G

A / _ _ _ S E

Similar to a bonus puzzle used at the end of the '07 NYC road trip, BUYING A HOUSE isn't solved.

$5K SPIN ID: TH2796530


EP. RATING: 6

2/26/15 Quick News & Notes

-I think the Maria who won the maZDa2 on the HtHfaCG ended up trading that in for its counterpart (Fiesta).
-This is the 2nd straight season the Thurs. of this wk. hasn't been too kind to "Price"; a yr. ago, there was a $20 skunking.
-As of this yr., "The Price is Right LIVE!" has gone back to its original Showcase format & the top prize in PaB has doubled to $5K.
-As of this wk., "ellen" is only airing new eps. from Mon.-Thurs. (similar to cable talk shows, "Late Night" & the "Feud" for the past two Octobers). "Late Night with/Seth Meyers" celebrated its anniv. last Tues. & had the cast of the now-ended "Parks and Recreation".
-The ep. of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" where they go on "Family Fight" will air this Wed. on FXX.
-Tom Kennedy turned 87 today. 
-Orig., they didn't only have two numbers on the WB (instead of four) when they got it down to two prizes. 
-Mark McGrath was the latest death hoax victim. 
-As of this season on both "WHEEL" & "J!", the first sponsorship plug of the night's described by the announcer, then a brief commercial follows.

"Celebrity Name Game" 2/26

Emily & Colin (Chris)
Will & Jenny (Karina)

R1: FLUFF 'N FOLD & I CAN SEE YOUR DOODLE

E & C: I CAN SEE YOUR DOODLE
N: THOMAS EDISON, CHARLIE CHAPLIN, JULIA CHILD, JOHN LENNON, CHARLES DARWIN, ALFRED HITCHCOCK, ROSA PARKS & MARK TWAIN

Married: FLUFF 'N FOLD
N: PAMELA ANDERSON, KIM KARDASHIAN, MARILYN MONROE, DREW BARRYMORE, LA TOYA JACKSON & MADONNA

R2: I WOULDN'T WANT TO CLEAN OUT THEIR DRAINS & I HOPE YOU WATCH "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE"

W: I HOPE YOU WATCH "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE"
N: "THE CONEHEADS", WAYNE & GARTH, MANGO, CHURCH LADY, "THE BLUES BROTHERS", DEBBIE DOWNER & MR. BILL

C: VB

R3: KEEPING UP W/ THE JONESES

$100: Emily- "INDIANA JONES"
$200: Colin- JAMES EARL JONES
$300: Emily- TOMMY LEE JONES
$400: Will- BRIDGET JONES
$500: Emily- JANUARY JONES

$600: Colin- TOM JONES (FN: DAVY)
$700: Emily- TOM JONES

$800: Will- SPIKE JONES (FN: QUINCY)

BR:

E: KEVIN BACON, ALBERT EINSTEIN (photo), NICKELBACK, ANNE FRANK, DONALD TRUMP & "DADDY WARBUCKS"
W: "DADDY WARBUCKS", "ALICE IN WONDERLAND", MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, RUSSELL CROWE & OREO

EP. RATING: 6

"The Price is Right" 2/26/15

FF: Keith Stinson, Kathleen Barbaro, Robert Dawn & Ariel Jackson
IUFB #1: 2n WG at The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club (Melissa in Clam)

KEITH: 1200/KATHLEEN:   750/ROBERT: 1201/ARIEL: 1202

Had Ariel added $598 to her bid, she would've had a little spending money for that mini-vacation, but maybe she can at least take some cash & gifts home in Temptation for the Hyundai Sonata.

G:
BBB $3131: 3
Weber Genesis + 5pc tools $  949: 9
Margaritaville: 6
Wii pkg. $  500: 5

BUST

5. Sonya Levitt
IUFB #2: Fendi 2prs ladies sunglasses (ceiling)

Keith:   800/Kathleen:   825/Robert:   826/SONYA:   479

Keith was $20 short & that means he'll play PO for a Triumph Bonneville w/ helmet (M).
NL: 683195024
G: 9502- ONLY GOT THE NINE RIGHT

6. Alejandra Valenzuela
IUFB #3: Hatteras Hammocks Roman Arc (A)

ALEJANDRA: 1375/Kathleen:   570/Robert:   750/Sonya:   751

Kathleen plays Magic # for the Totum patio heater (A) & a round Beachcomber LEEP (M) that she can add to her backyard besides that hammock.
M#: (2175)- W (Beachcomber: $5494)

SCSD #1:
Keith: .6
Ariel: WIPEOUT
Kathleen: DOUBLE 55's

7. Deshawn Smith (A.F.)
IUFB #4: Pioneer NAV/SiriusXm two-yr. pkg. (A in CR)

Alejandra: 1.00/DESHAWN: 1200/Robert: 1400/Sonya: 1450

That results in a default one-bid victory for Sonya & those car PGs got those Death Slots this morning because she's playing the MG for the Ford Fusion S (Std., Mats)(#3), making this another PG to have offered its most expensive automobile this season.

(10)(43)(62)
(76)(21)(84)
(22)(97)(20)

W FORD + $20

8. Lauren Wood
IUFB #5: Lisa Freede bracelet (A in CR again)

Alejandra:   800/Deshawn:   825/Robert:   826/LAUREN: 1100

By a margin of $225, Lauren plays ME ("The Big Banana").

3pc bar set (A): $1400
hp laptop (M): $2015
Golden West Billiards table: $3095- W

FINAL PLAYER: Bonita Bennett
FINAL IUFB: 5pc London Fog luggage (M)


Alejandra: 1200/Deshawn: 1K/Robert: 1201/Bonita: 1175

Robert is $19...under, resulting in his escape from the FFBC today & he'll go to the C-O counter for a fighting chance at a $9,820 trip to Rio (#4).

G:
Wet Ones: 3
Frensh Gourmet Pecan Pieces Honey Roasted: 4
Quaker popped sour cream & onion: 3
Sweet Baby Ray's: 4
Snuggle sheets: 6
T = 20 (popped: $2.69)

SCSD #2:
Robert: 30 + H-D = .8
Lauren ($7,835): 40 + 20 = .6
Sonya ($24,448): DIME + T.Q. = .85

KEITH'S "ANCHORS AWEIGH" SHOWCASE:
In front of CR- Apple iPad + Haier docking station (M)
L of #3- YSL acc. (A)
#3- Sanibel (M)

BID ON SAILBOAT SHOWCASE: $28,600

SONYA'S "FITS" SHOWCASE:
R of #1- KitchenAid/Plessers.com gas range w/ 17pc cookware (A)
#1- TUFFSTUFF + SAMSUNG 64" HDTV (M)
#2- Fit CVT (A)


BID ON CAR SHOWCASE: $27,200 (ARP: $24,618)

MY BAD FEELING WAS CONFIRMED (Keith's ARP: $27,929)

EP. RATING: 6

"Millionaire" 2/26/15

7. According to the Romance Writers of America, every "romance novel" must have a "central love story" as well as which of the following?

A: Southern setting
B: Optimistic ending

C: Beach scene
D: Hunk named "Eduardo"

Optimistic ending- $2K $35,100

8. Which of these recipes is included in The Official "Downton Abbey" Cookbook, based on the popular PBS series?

A: Miss Marple's Maple Cake
B: Mrs. Patmore's Christmas Pudding
C: Mr. Watson's Braised Chicken
D: Mr. Selfridge's Crab Cakes


LCLS

A: 27%
B: 47%

Rest: 13% apiece

FA: WALK (they were correct)

New to this afternoon's show's Andy Blackett from Somerville, MA.

1. If your UPS driver seems a little grump, it might be because NONE of the co.'s brown vans have what?

A: Wheels
B: Engines

C: Brakes
D: Air conditioning

A/C- $5K

2. Channeling her own mom's career, what's the profession of Mindy Kaling's character on "The Mindy Project"?

A: Hotel manager
B: Sous chef
C: Ob/Gyn
D: Investment banker


Ob/Gyn- $500

3. After fighting through the crowds to see it, visitors to the Louvre might be disappointed to discover that what artwork's only about 30" by 20"?

A: "Mona Lisa"
B: "Birth of Venus"
C: "Guernica"
D: "The Last Supper"


+1 (uncle)
"Mona Lisa"- LOWBALL

4. At Mariners games, you can have food delivered to your seat via a DS game console, which's fitting since the team's owned by what co.?

A: SONY
B: SAMSUNG
C: Nintendo

D: Microsoft

Nintendo- $3K $8,600 (2nd TO)

5. Reportedly going so far as to wear kilts, what infamous dictator's said to have declared himself "King of Scotland"?

A: Ferdinand Marcos
B: Idi Amin
C: Augusto Pinochet
D: Pol Pot


Idi Amin- GRAND $9,600

6. A description also commonly used for today's high-tech gadgets, bras are often advertised as being what?

A: Rechargeable
B: Wireless
C: Mac-compatible
D: Scratch-resistant


Wireless- $7K $16,600

7. Enjoyed by the British & by hobbits, what light snack break's named after the time it's typically taken each day?

A: Nineses
B: Tenses
C: Elevenses
D: Twelveses

JUMPED BECAUSE HE'S STUMPED (A: Elevenses)- BIGGIE

QotD: abc NEWS Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee was named after a character on which show, whose pilot ep. famously featured a bout of bad weather?

A: "The Beverly Hillbillies"
B: "The Brady Bunch"
C: "The Addams Family"
D: "Gilligan's Island"


8. According to its co-founder, the odds are about one in 7M that you'll be listed by the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks those who are what?

A: Double-jointed
B: Over 110 yrs. old
C: Struck by lightning
D: Ex NFL-GS hosts


Over 110 yrs. old- $2K $18,600

FQ of Day: When someone commends your "leporine celerity", it's just their fancy way of saying you're what?

A: Strong as an ox
B: Free as a bird
C: Quick as a bunny
D: Sly as a fox

Quick as a bunny- $15K $33,600

EP. RATING: 7

"Let's Make a Deal" 2/26/15

Deal #1: Anip (CHI photographer dressed as Indian), Zakiyyah (hairstylist w/ colored afro) & Carrie (dog groomer)
$500 R (Anip): BB- Home gaming system
$1K R (Carrie): #1- Tennis
$2K R (Zakiyyah): SB DECLINED- Trip to Hilton Curacao

GR: Acacia & Bradley (PB&J)
C: Honda Civic


1. #8: G $500
2. #1: G $1K
3. #4: G $2K
4. #2: G $4K
5. HEARTBREAK (#5 & #7)

Roxanne's FD D (retired school lunch lady dressed as spaghetti & meatballs): Diamonds by Angie earrings- $2,100 + cash equivalent (SB: Curly fry wig)
Daniel's FD D (minor league baseball player dressed as blue doctor): #2Kitchen ($3,968)

PD

FTL: Christi (kindergarten teacher from TX) & Blair (MI nurse dressed as bee)
R1: SB- Two yrs. of movie nights ($1.5K)
R2: #3- Workout rm. ($4,009)
FD (BB): Christi- Trip to Hilton Panama

FCW: Cheryl

T (SB): Beauty pkg. (including yr.'s supply of Lamik products)($2,217)

#3: $500

J (#3): Piaggio Typhoon

#3: $1K (#2: $750)

W (#1): maZDa3 SV

#2: $500 (#1: $2K/#3: WAYNE)

Robert's FD D: FC- "Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy lots of stuff!!" $2500 (BB: Teeny-weeny L.R.)

PD #2

BD (Christi):


SD (#2): $  2,014
MD (#3): IN MODE D.R. w/ Villeroy & Boch stuff ($6,687)- X
BD (#1): Buick Encore

$500 QD (Jenna as Mardi Gras): Birthday greeting card (T)- $

EP. RATING: 6

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Best New Restaurant" 2/25

M-U: L'Apicio v. Little Sparrow
T: EUROPEAN-INSPIRED
W- L'Apicio

"The Amazing Race"- 26TH S.P.

OC: They had to do a mud run, where the first eight teams to finish would get the tickets to be on the first flight to Tokyo via EVA AIR.

C #2: While inside a Fusion Titanium Hybrid, they saw a video clue telling them to find their 2nd clue in front of Kanda Myojin.

D:
Syncing Steps: They had to perform World Order's choreography well enough.
Samurai Sake: The names of 10 sakes had to be memorized, a drink order had to be taken & those 10 sake names had to be recited.

C #4: Wakaba Higashi Park
BLIND U-TURN X2: Mike & Rochelle used it on Jeff & Lyda...and Libby & CJ WASTED IT on Jeff & Jackie.

PS: Parking space

W- Jelani & Jenny (Express Pass)
2. Jeff & Jackie
3. Laura & Tyler
4. Aly & Steve
5. Harley & Jonathan
6. Bergen & Kurt
7. Mike & Rochelle
8. Hayley & Blair
9. Matt & Ashley
L- Jeff & Lyda (they had a HORRIBLE time w/ that choreography)

"Survivor: Worlds Apart"- START

Cast details here.

Had to Make Separate Decisions Almost Immediately (if they chose to be Honest, they would take back a large bag of beans; if they chose to Deceive, they would only take back a small bag of beans, but only that pair of castaways would receive a clue to the first HII):
Masaya: Joaquin & So- DECEIVE
Escameca: Dan & Mike- HONEST
Nargarote: Will & Jenn- HONEST

1st C: When they reached a crate, they either could unlock it w/ keys or untie knots. Either way, two halves of a ladder would come out & they had to use the halves to get through more of the course. At the end, they had to choose whether to solve a five-piece, 10-piece or 50-piece puzzle. A fire-making kit went to the winners & flint went to the runners-up.
W- Nargarote
L- Masaya

TC: By a 4-2 vote...over Carolyn, So had to go.

"American Idol XIV" 2/25

This & next wk. will come from The Fillmore in DET. Glenn Weiss' their live director this season.

Adam: "I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister ('84)
Michael: "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You"
Savion: "Hey, Soul Sister"
Mark: "The Weight" by The Band ('68)
Trevor: "Best I Ever Had" by Gavin DeGraw ('13)
Clark: "When a Man Loves a Woman"
Rayvon: "Jealous"
Daniel: "I'm Yours"
Riley: "Homeboy" by Eric Church ('11)
Quentin: "I Put a Spell on You"
Nick: "Thanking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
Qaasim: "Uptown Funk"

"JEOPARDY!" 2/25/15

Laura Gallo (orig. from BKN): Internal medicine physician
Michael Camiel (Lutherville, MD): Banker/financial analyst
THREE-DAY CHAMPIENE: Dava-Leigh Brush

BB:
THE LIBERTY BELL
MOVIES WITH SUBTITLES
TABLEWARE INCLUDED
BEYOND THE "C"
WORDS FROM POSTAL ABBREVIATIONS
THE END OF THE LINE

Michael has the 1st TDD of the night on the $1K Liberty Bell clue & stands at $1,400, $600 more than 3rd-place Laura & $1,200 behind the champ for the early lead.

A bell replica toured the U.S. in 1915 w/ the clapper chained; it rang at last in '20 to celebrate this event.

"What is women's suffrage?"...correct enough. No time for the last four Tableware Included clues.

HS:

Dava-Leigh: $2,600/Michael: $2,800/Laura: $1,800

LT: $2,200

CS:

Dava-Leigh: $4,600/Michael: $4,600/Laura: $3,400

DJ!:
SKELETON CREW
GOVERNMENT AWARDS & HONORS
TENNIS "E"
WHO'S IN CHARGE?
ANOTHER DEFINITION, PLEASE

THE END OF THE LINE

It may NOT be The End of the Line for Laura as its $1200 answer is a DD; the challengers are tied for 1st by $400 w/ $6,200 a head. Laura goes for two.

"The very first requirement in a hospital (is) that it should do the sick ____ _____."

"What is '...no harm'?"...she got the Florence Nightingale line. The grabber of the last one off tonight's boards is also Laura to conclude Who's in Charge?, who has $10,600, followed by Dava-Leigh's $7,800 & Michael's $4,600. $2K more at stake for Laura.

A big African country: President Goodluck Jonathan.

"What is...the Democratic Republic of Congo?" is absolutely wrong.

ATTEMPTED LT: $5,200
UNATTEMPTED LT: $5,200
TOTAL DJ! LT: $10,400

Pre-Final S:

Dava-Leigh: $8,200/Michael: $5,800/Laura: $12,600

CHALLENGERS' CORYATS:
Michael: $5,400
Laura: $13,800

ALEVE FJ! C #118: LANGUAGES

They're the two states w/ the highest percentage of people who speak French at home.

M: "WhAt ARE LA + WI?" (BUST)
D-L: "What is Louisiana + Michigan?" ($4.5K) = $3,700
L: "What are Louisiana + Florida?" (Other right state: ME) = $8,799

EP. RATING: 5