Monday, July 28, 2014

"MasterChef" 7/28/14

TC #5: Inside the show's kitchens, they had to cook for 17 couples (one of whom got engaged on the air) w/ Gordon's wife Tana dining.

BT (Elizabeth, Francis, Jamie, Victoria, Courtney & Daniel)
Entree: Filet Mignon
Dessert: Salted caramel chocolate cake

RT (Ahran, Willie, Christine, Christian, Leslie & Cutter)
Entree: Lobster risotto
Dessert: Raspberry Chocolate Tiramisu (in a glass)

W- BT

PT #5: They were ALL required to come up w/ some truffle recipes for a nine-count box of chocolates (each box needed to have at least three different varieties).

L- Christine

"JEOPARDY!" 7/28/14

William Golden (won Wed. w/ 16,200)
Jeff Xie (3rd in WC standings w/ 19K)
Sydney Mokel (won Fri. w/ 24,001)

BB:
LET'S VISIT D.C. (photo clues)
SHOP CLASS
DOUBLE TALK (these are all terms w/ one word being said twice w/ a hyphen in between them)
FOOD, FAST & SLOW
TV
PLAYWRONGS

First Playwrong:

Wilde: "The Importance of Being Alex"

Sydney: "What is 'The Importance of Being Earnest'?"

400:

(Edward) Albee: "Who's Afraid of Montana Foxx?"

Jeff: "What is 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf'?"

600:

(Neil) Simon: "Brighton Beach Mammoths"

TS: "Brighton Beach Memoirs"

800:

(Jean-Paul) Sartre: "Next Exit"

Sydney: "What is 'No Exit'?" 1K

1K:

(George Bernard) Shaw: "Arms and the Leg"

William: "What is 'Arms and the Man'?"

Sydney finds the VDD at the end of Let's Visit D.C. w/ 2,400 & the lead; both boys have 1K. 1,600 at risk:

Though he didn't even live to see 1777, he's honored w/ a statue for his contribution to The American Revolution.

"Who is Nathan Hale?"...4K on her lectern at the moment.

Starting off TV:

Single dad Juan Pablo was looking for Ms. Right on the latest edition of this reality series.

William: "What is 'The Bachelor'?" 1,200

400:

On a '13 ep. of "Family Guy", this dog died but returned a few eps. later in a Christmas miracle.

Jeff: "Who is Brian?" 1,400

600:

"Pretty Little Liars" is set in Rosewood, PA; another abc family drama's set in this nearby title town, home of a curse.

William: "What is 'Ravenswood'?" 1,800

800:

The "Secret" that Shailene Woodley had in the first few eps. of this series: She was pregnant.

Sydney: "What is 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager'?" (TECHNICAL TS) 3,200

1K (& last before break):

Rachel Bilson plays Dr. Zoe Hart on this Southern-fried show.

TS: "Hart of Dixie" (it's on The CW)

TECH. TS: 800 (TV)
ATTEMPTED LT: 1,200
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2,600
TOTAL LT: 4,600

CS:

Sydney: 6,200/Jeff: 3K/William: 2,400

DJ!:
21ST CENTURY NEWS
CELEBRITIES
THE GEOGRAPHIC CENTER
STAMPS
CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
MIDDLE A

Beginning 21st C. News:

In '10, this four-yr.-old website published classified U.S. war documents & diplomatic cables.

William: "What is WikiLeaks?" 2,800

800:

Pope when you were born, he died in '05.

Jeff: "Who is John Paul II?" 3,800

1200:

This Asian co. surpassed NOKIA as the world's largest mobile phone maker.

Sydney: "What is SAMSUNG?" 7,400

1600:

In '07, Israel bombed a Syrian site that intelligence showed was one of these built w/ North Korean help.

TS: Nuclear reactor

400 Middle A:

A big bunch of buzzin' bees.

Jeff: "What is a swarm?" 4,200

800:

Wannabe lawyers try to pass the exam commonly called this.

Sydney: "What is the BAR?" 8,200

Later, she takes a DD on the 800 clue under the topic of Chemical Elements; William's dropped to 1,600. This is for Sydney to crack 11K:

The Roman numeral for 100's also the symbol for this element.

"What is Xenon?" will get an X from us, because that represents 10 instead of 100.

1200 Middle A:

Don't hate this Spanish word for "beach"; hate the game.

Sydney: "What is playa?" 6,800

1600:

This Navy rank just below Captain sure sounds like it knows how to give orders.

TS: Commander (also the name of a short-lived Jeep)

2K:

Japanese massage technique using acupressure.

TS: Shiatsu

2K 21st C. News:

A volcano called Eyjafjallajokull erupted in this island nation in '10, leading to a disruption of air travel.

William: "What is Iceland?" 3,600

400 Celebrities:

As opposed to JLo (who recently turned 45), she's JLaw.

Sydney: "Who is Jennifer Lawrence?" 5,200

1200:

This father & son co-starred in '13's "After Earth".

William: "Who are Will & Jaden Smith?" 9,200

800:

On this co-star's untimely death, Vin Diesel said "I will always love you...as the brother you were...on and off screen".

William: "Who is Paul Walker?" 10K

1600:

In '14, this actress & Ashton Kutcher announced their engagement.

TS: Mila Kunis

2K:

In '13, this singer became a new mom, giving birth to son Axxl Jack Duhamel.

TS

From the 1200 & 2K Stamps spots, Jeff chooses the right one at the 2K location for the final DD & has 10,200 to wager w/, 200 ahead of William for the lead. This clue's worth stays put at two grand.

A stamp commemorating the War of 1812 features the battle of this lake.

"What is Lake Erie?"...is right.

ATTEMPTED LT: 3,200
UNATTEMPTED LT: 9,200
TOTAL DJ! LT: 12,400

Pre-Final S:

Sydney: 6,400/Jeff: 12,200/William: 10K
SYDNEY'S CORYAT OF THE MATCH: 8,600

FJ! C #226: Historic Transports

Its principal mast's at Arlington, its foremast's at the Naval Academy & a monument to it, restored in 2013, is located in Havana.

S: "What is the USS M LUSTIN" (BUST)
J: "What is the Maine?" (7801) = 17,801
W: "What is the USS Maine?" = 20,001

7/28/14 Quick News & Notes

-On the 8/10 ep. of "Family Game Night", Marisa Jaret Winkour's family will play for the Farias-Eisner Lab. It appears The Miz (who just won the Intercontinental Title again) & Cameron (who recently turned heel on Naomi) will just be helping the civilians out instead of playing for charity.
-Early on in the run w/ the maingame monitors on "The $100K Pyramid" from '91, the pyramid logos were dark blue on a white background.
-When the car bonus for a 21-21 tiebreaker was in effect, the automobile in question was a Pontiac 1000 (& it was described at the start of the end-of-show prize plugs like the other non-car Mystery 7 prizes).
-$25K was not always given as a consolation prize for selecting the Stopper in the Millionaire Round; other times, they would receive a stack of Lotto or instant tickets. The ding didn't originally sound when the Stopper was hit. And when they changed their set, I think they dropped the decision think music during the endgame.
-The two "SHOP 'til you DROP" announcers that didn't remind the viewers what store was chosen just before announcing the "SHOPPER'S SPECIAL!" were Jason & Don.

"Rising Star" 7/27

1.
Morgan: "The Edge of Glory"- 45% (both)
Maneepat: "Gravity"- 66%

2. 
Shameia: "Cry Me a River"- 70%/73%
Unselfish: "Payphone"- 33%/30%

3. 
Dana: "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirelles ('60)- 67%/69%
Audrey: "Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan ('97)- 88%/86%
DANA GOT WEST COAST WC BERTH

4.
Karen: "Natural Woman"- 67%/66%
Joshua: "Too Close"- 75%/74%

Sunday, July 27, 2014

"Cutthroat Kitchen" 7/27

Ruddy "The Foodie" Bello (priv. chef/caterer from Austin)
Heather Christo (food blogger from SEA)
Marcus "The Assassin" Meacham (EC from Columbus, OH)
Jason Zygmont (Villains Restaurant owner/EC & former real estate worker in ATL)
J: Antonia

R1: Cubano

A #1:

1. Force everyone else to share community basket of ingredients- HEATHER ($17.5K)
2. Cigar cutter- HEATHER ($6.5K)(J)
3. Cook on vise- RUDDY ($20K)(J)

LOSING THEIR WHOLE $25K- Jason

R2: Stuffed peppers

A #2:

1. Shop w/ vessel- MARCUS ($20K)(R)
2. Pulverize opponent's peppers w/ food processor- RUDDY ($10K)(M)
3. Stuffed prep station occupied by opponents- MARCUS ($12,400)

R: Ground beef & couscous on half-bell pepper- L (underseasoned)
H: Greek-stuffed
M: Inverted

FR: Tiramisu
FINAL ITEMS AUCTIONED: Coffee filters as sole mixing vessels & coffee stirrers as sole tools- MARCUS ($5,800)

W- Heather (first blogger to win this show)

"Frankenfood" 7/27

BTW, host/judge Josh Capon was a "Chopped" judge 11/3/09.

L: Lockhart, TX
GJ: Barrett Black (Black's Barbecue pit master)

Damon Bufford (maintenance worker): Desserted Mornings (waffle-stuffed chocolate chip cookie, maple cream cheese icing, candied pecans & candied bacon)
Travis Phillips (manufacturing coordinator): Last Call (deep-fried hard-boiled egg wrapped in salmon, stuffed w/ Pimento cheese & comes w/ bourbon pineapple sauce & a shot of bourbon)
Ken Dillman (design consultant): Chicken in Waffles (spicy breaded chicken breasts encased in a pecan waffle w/ maple syrup & walnuts on a stick)
Liz Immanivong (mortgage lender): Drunken Turducken (feat. wine brine)(SONIC Genius Combo)

(Note: At least for this ep. only, they didn't display the FRANKENFAIL logo the moment an epic fail dish was served.)

FINALISTS- Ken & Damon
W- Damon

"food network STAR" 7/27/14

The "Rachael" ep. was aired last Fri.- remember, Rachel's closing line is "We'll see you when we see you".

M-C: They had to run through Chelsea Market & find a Summertime treat to do a live story on.

Sarah (Manhattan Fruit Exchange): Santa Claus melon
Luca (Lobster Place): Spicy lobster salad
Lenny (Sohha Savory Yogurt): Sa'tar Bliss
Nicole (Ronnybrook Milk Bar): Philadelphia-style ice cream
Loreal (Dickson's Farmsland Meats): Pork roast
W- Nicole

SC #9: In their segments, they had to do a cooking demonstration to solve a dinnertime problem a family had.
Lenny: Burnses
Sarah: Shannon & her kids
Luca: Liberties
Nicole: Flaggs
Loreal: Harts

CANCELLED- Loreal (Also on Bottom: Sarah & Nicole)

"Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge" 7/27

Snatch:
Shana (lumberjill athlete) vs. Connie (paralegal)- CONNIE (after the longest rd. I've seen to date on this show)
Heather Roy (lingerie football player) vs. Andi (coordinator)- HEATHER (after another extremely-long battle)
Alison (esthetician) vs. Sandra (personal trainer)- ALISON
Jyllianne (volleyball coach) vs. Darlene (CEO)- JYLIANNE

Stacked:
Connie vs. Jylianne- CONNIE
Heather vs. Alison- HEATHER

FINALIST- Heather
TSB R- 8:59

(Final note: There are separate competitions for the men & women, so had either the first male or female completed TSB, they each could've earned as much as $50K.)

"WIPEOUT"- BLIND DATE '14 (EP. 707)

The next two-hr. episode's scheduled for 8/24 (bosses & employees will compete).

Q:
1st: Angry Organ Grinder
$500 Smallsy T: Baby
Last: Splurgio's (Italian restaurant)

"The Ex & The Ex-Factor" Justin Felles (whose ex previously made it to the WZ) & Shannon Haas (collegiate water polo player)- 6:34.9
"Good Girl & Bad Boy" Kaitlyn Gretzner & Daniel Lindsey- 8:54.3
Christina Zamora & Aaron Baltazar- OUT
"Sweet Talkers" Derek Stusynski & Brittney Bebek (former homecoming queen)- 5:59.2
"Love Bugs" Garth Robillard (pest technician) & Veronica Sanchez- 7:56.9
"Elephant Lovers" Mary Fitzpatrick & Jordan Barker- 6:43.2
"Good Morning Siberia" Lindsey Douglas & Michael Radchuk (morning show host wannabes)- 6:29.2
"Nice Talkers" Bryan Richards & Mareena Wilson (grocery store worker who fills the shelves)(BONUS- Bryan)- 7:38.2
"Conditional Love" Anthony Armato & Natalie Garcia (terms of conditions reader)- 9:14.9

Advancing Past SR:
1. Michael & Lindsey
2. Anthony & Natalie
3. Derek & Brittney
4. Justin & Shannon
5. Jordan & Mary
6. Garth & Veronica

BBB:
Brittney- 17'6"
Michael- 37'5"
Garth- 38'2"
Justin- 40'
Anthony- FAIL
Jordan- 40"

Tiebreaker:
Shannon- 19'
Mary- 25'

WITHDREW- Anthony & Natalie

Advancing Past FSPSPPB:
1. Justin & Shannon
2. Derek & Brittney
3. Michael & Lindsey
4. Jordan & Mary

Advancing Past CS:
1. Derek & Brittney
2. Jordan & Mary

WZ:
J & M- 5:14.79
D & B- 4:40.95

"Guy's Grocery Games" 7/27 (EP. 302)

Ryan Murff (owner/EC from Berkeley)
Sarah Fish (owner/EC of a cafe in Troy, NY)
Tanya Millican (lead line cook at hotel in Sacramento)
Daniel Marquez (EC from Albuquerque)
J: Troy, Judy & Brian

CC:
D: Chorizo & pork belly enchilada w/ chorizo vinaigrette salad
T: Pork & fennel Fettuccine w/ fried kale & over-easy egg
S: Cheesy chorizo bowl w/ kale, fennel & pickled veggies- C-O
R: Rustic Tuscan steak w/ Castelverano olives & cauliflower

KNV: Chagga, Kenya Double A, Kona- RYAN (A: Coffee)

RLS: Jerky
R: "Dessert Cornbread a la Nina"
D: Aztec shortcake- C-O
T: Focaccia bread pudding

CQ: 
1. Over 11M lbs. of them are eaten on Super Bowl Sun. alone (we all thought chicken wings, but that WASN'T what they were looking for)
2. According to foodlore, they were created in 1853 at a NY resort- RYAN (A: Potato chips)

ABC: C (Jim Belushi drew that letter)
T: Pork loin chop w/ vegetable puree & corn hash
R: Lamb chops w/ hummus puree & marinated cucumbers- W

GSS: German chocolate cake mix, frozen appetizer, fennel seeds, dozen extra-large eggs, carrots, paper product, something from the sea, quick cooking oats, can of refried beans & wedge salad ingredient
$16K (missed the cake mix & oats)

"Big Brother" 7/27/14

First off, sad news for Derrick- his grandpa died.  

Also, I heard the same cue when they plug the show's live feeds while watching "MLB Tonight" today.

NOMINATED:
Zach: Nicole & Christine
Frankie: Jocasta & Victoria

BotB #5 ("Wedding Ceremony"): A wedding cake had to be built & both teammates had to climb up to the top of their cake & stay on for :10.
W- Nicole & Christine

Friday, July 25, 2014

"Donut Showdown" 7/25

Torrence O'Hare (Propaganda Doughnuts in Grand Rapids)
David Schloss (Gypsy Doughnuts in Shyleck, NY)
Patty Osco (Route 42 Diner & Dairy Bar in Windsor, Ontario)

R1 KI: BBQ ribs

Torrence: Pan de Pis w/ Charcutene
David: "Morning After"- OUT (too dry)
Patty: Raspberry pulled pork

UDS T: Chinatown
KI: Plum sauce

Torrence:
1. Grand Rapids- chocolate w/ plum sauce icing
2. Paris- Youliao fritter
3. Chicago- Red bean dim sum

Patty:
1. "Chai" French Toast
2. Hoisin chocolate macaroon
3. Spaghetti cream egg roll topped w/ plum sauce

W- Torrence

Weekend Quick News & Notes

-Part of the reason why you don't see Subarus being offered on "Price" & "Wheel" these days (the last one the latter offered was the Baja in '02) is because Subaru of America's facing a class-action suit for excessive oil consumption.
-The base price of the '15 KIA Soul's $15,900.
-The highest known "Gambit" Any 21 Wins jackpot was $6K & the highest known Gambit Galaxy on "Las Vegas Gambit" was $51,565 (that had to be way more than the highest-known value of any Battlestars Bonanza on "The New Battlestars").
-The first featured celebrity we'll see on "Family Game Night" is Jon Heder; he & his family are playing for Heifer International.
-GSN has started airing the first eight eps. Dee announced "SHOP 'til you DROP" (at that time, the word "New" was added to the title).
-According to Mike, another PG will be revived in S43 & another PG will be refurbished.
-"Deal" will have its first-ever pre-Thanksgiving-themed show taped on 8/14 at 10:30 AM. 
-Tomorrow's main QD items are a lock w/ key & a yellow gumball.

"JEOPARDY!" 7/25/14

Joe Taglic (Valley Stream, NY)(Sr.)
Sydney Mokel (South Windsor, CT)(Sr.)
Sam Lerner (Indianapolis)(Sophomore)(shortest participant in this yr.'s tourney, because he's standing on a box)

BB:
HUNGER AIMS
IT'S A PLANET
AROUND THE BODY
SUMMER OLYMPIC SPORTS

HUE 
CRY

Joe picks off the DD on the 600 Around the Body answer w/ 400, 2,200 behind Sam. This is indeed a 1K clue.

The system inside these organs is commonly called the bronchial tree.

"What are the lungs?"...only could be those. The boys are tied for 1st at halftime w/ 3,200, each having a 1,400 lead.

PR

CS:

Sam: 5,800/Sydney: 3,600/Joe: 6,400

DJ!:
STATE CAPITALS
BUGS
MOVIES
KNOW YOUR "RIGHT"S
NONFICTION
A CAMPUS TOUR

Sydney's the one who gets the rd. off DDH-style...but Sam takes one on the 1,600 State Capital; he's leading w/ 4,600, 1K more than Joe & 1,800 more than Sydney. The wager's 1,400 from Sam.

Its family history library on NW Temple St. has over 2.4M rolls of microfilmed genealogical records.

"What...is...Harrisburg?"...no- Salt Lake City. Sydney unravels the last one this wk. on the 1,600 Bugs clue & is only 400 behind Joe, 11,600-12K; Sam's got 8,400, also solid. She also bets 1,400.

Ladybugs & boll weevils are types of this insect, the largest order in the animal kingdom.

"What are beetles?"...would be right.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 2K (State Capitals)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 2K (Nonfiction)

Pre-FJ! S:

Sam: 10,400/Sydney: 13K/Joe: 12K

CORYAT SCORES:
Sam: 11,800
Sydney: 14,400
Joe: 11,600

FJ! C #225: Websites

A slang term for Harvard's Freshman Register gave this website its name.

SAM: "WHAT IS FACEBOOK.COM" (9600) = 20K
JOE: "What is facebook.com" (9,998) = 21,998
SYDNEY: SWEEP = 24,001- ALL THREE OF THEM ARE IN!

"project RUNWAY"- 13TH S.P.

Details here.

NOT MAKING FINAL CUT- Tim, Nzinga & Emmanuel
RETURNEE- Amanda V.

Amongst the prizes this season are a SAMSUNG home entertainment center & a '15 Lexus NX F-Sport.

First C: Only one Spring collection-like look could be made.
GJ: Julie Bowen
PO: Sandhya, Angela, Alexander, Sean, Carrie, Samantha, Mitchell, Kini, Jefferson, Emily, Hernan, Korina, Kristine, Amanda, Fade & Char

W- Sandhya (Also on Top: Amanda & Char)
L- Jefferson (Also on Bottom: Mitchell & Angela)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Pawnography" 7/24

Deirdre (History professor w/ PhD & curator)
Shayne (professional figure skating instructor originally from upstate NY)

R1: Bob Seger & Pink Floyd platinum albums ($1,200)

1. What "Modern Family" man was drafted by the Steelers- Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet or Jesse Tyler Ferguson?
Deirdre: Ed

2. If a vampire bat wanted to drain the world's largest lizard, it would have to bite which reptile- Anaconda, Gila monster, king cobra or Komodo dragon?
PS: Komodo

3. Canada's one-dollar coins are known by what name- pennies, mounties, goldies or loonies?
Deirdre: Loonies

4. In '27, who was selected as TIME's very first Man of the Year- Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, Herbert Hoover or Adolf Hitler?
Deirdre: Lindbergh

5. Haagen-Dazs ice cream originated where- Sweden, Finland, Denmark or The Bronx?
Shayne: The Bronx

6. In 1901, what co. famously became America's first billion-dollar corporation- Standard Oil, U.S. Steel, Ford Motor Co. or Sears & Roebuck?
Shayne: U.S. Steel- RD. OVER

BQ: On 8/1/13, what talk show host paid $12K for a Mark Twain signature piece- Oprah, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters or Kathie Lee Gifford?
Deirdre: KLG
Shayne: Katie ($350)

R2: Reid Knuckle-Dusters ($7K)

1. According to the American Kennel Club, which has been the most popular breed of dog in the U.S. for the past 23 yrs.- German Shepherd, Beagle, Labrador Retriever or Poodle?
Deirdre: Labrador ($500)

2. Who has the ONLY chance of being elected President of the U.S. in '16- Mark Zuckerberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kiefer Sutherland or Charlie Sheen?
PS: Charlie ($300)(Mark's not old enough, while the other two are NOT naturally-born U.S. citizens)

3. What's the nickname of Indiana- The Golden State, The Hawkeye State, The Hoosier State or The Beaver State?
Deirdre: The Hoosier State ($700)

4. How would you spell the word "yes" over a walkie-talkie in the U.S. Military Phonetic Alphabet- Yankee Easy Sahara, Yellow Echo Sugar, Yankee Echo Sierra or Yoyo Egg Steel?
Shayne: Yankee Echo Sierra ($550)

5. The man who gave us the DMC-12 also developed which muscle car- Ford Mustang, Pontiac GTO, Chevrolet Camaro or Dodge Charger?
PS: Mustang
Shayne: GTO ($750)

6. What co.'s trademark is the mythological offspring of Poseidon & Medusa- Starbucks, FTD, GEICO or Mobil?
PS: Starbucks
Deirdre: FRD
Shayne: Mobil ($950)- LOCK GAME

FQ: A former student at the London School of Economics was the original singer of which song- "Maggie May", "Gloria", "Layla" or "Angie"?
Shayne: "Gloria"
PS: "Angie"

FR: Rolex Day-Date ($10K, making his potential haul $17,950)

SHAYNE:

1. Who led a team of Prohibition-era agents known as The Untouchables?
G: Eliot Ness

2. What video game's franchise "Modern Warfare 3" made $1B in 16 days?
PASS (A: "Call of Duty")

3. What's the scientific name for laughing gas?
PASS (A: Nitrous oxide)

4. What '09 3-D movie's the highest-grossing of all-time?
G: "The Untouchables" ( "Avatar")

5. The oozy sub machine gun was developed from what nation's army?
G: Germany (A: Israel)

6. What fast-food chain has the most restaurants in the world?
G: McDonald's (A: SUBWAY)

7. What multi-billionaire's known as the "Oracle of Omaha"?
PASS (A: Warren Buffett)

8. On the "Abbey Road" album cover, which Beatle's last in line in the crosswalk?
G: George Harrison

9. What blood type's referred to as the Universal Donor?
G: O Negative

NTF: Betty White or the People's Republic of China- which's older? (A: Betty)

NO DEAL (PS: 8)(FO: $1K)

Chris (real estate agent from Henderson; originally from upstate NY)
Sami (attorney orig. from West TX)

R1: 1864 campaign poster w/ Abraham Lincoln & Andrew Johnson ($1K)

1. A. Johnson was the first President to be impeached. Who was the 2nd- Nixon, Harding, Clinton or Sheen?
Sami: Clinton

2. In a '14 trip to Asia, Dennis Rodman made news by singing "Happy Birthday" to what international figure- Kim-Jong-il, Kim Jong-un, Kim Il-sung or Kim Kardashian?
PS: Kim Jong-un

3. Which band's named for mysterious fireballs seen by WWII pilots- Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus or Thirty Seconds to Mars?
PS: Foo Fighters

4. What's a titmouse- rodent, bird, cat or undergarment?
Sami: Bird

5. Which heavyweight boxing champion retired w/ a record of 49-0- Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano or Mike Tyson?
PS: Marciano

6. What was the title of the first video ever posted on YouTube- "Me at the Zoo", "Tina's Graduation", "Surprise Kitty" or "Pawn Stars Gone Wild"?
Sami: "Me at the Zoo"

FQ: The world's worst offshore oil spill began w/ an explosion on what- Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon, HMS British Petroleum or USS Millennium Falcon?
PS: Deepwater Horizon- RD. OVER

BQ: On the 6th SP (11/5/12), what did the guys get Chumlee for his 30th birthday- guitar, motorcycle, concert tickets or dune buggy?
Chris: Concert tickets
Sami: Motorcycle ($450)(it was a Harley-Davidson FXR)

R2: 1880s Giffard carbonic gas pistol ($7.5K)

1. Which of these guns was used to shoot Abraham Lincoln?
Chris: A

2. Which of these cos. has NOT been bought by facebook- Instagram, Vine, WhatsApp or Oculus?
PS: Vine ($600)

3. What state's largest city was a code name for a D-Day landing beach- CA, MA, NE or WA?
PS: NE ($800)

4. The (SRT) Viper shares its name w/ what type of animal- fish, horse, big cat or snake?
Chris: Fish
Sami: Snake ($650)

5. Which of these does NOT have a hammer- piano, bicycle, human ear or Thor?
Chris: Bicycle ($400)


6. If John Hancock invited all the signers of the Declaration of Independence to a 4th of July picnic, how many total place settings would he need- 26, 56, 76 or 106?
Chris: 56 ($600)

FQ: Which is NOT one of the six official languages used at the U.N.- Arabic, English, Japanese or Russian?
PS: Japanese- RD. OVER

FR: 1880s traveling gambler's kit ($10K)

SAMI:

1. Bull or bear- which animal symbolizes the stock market w/ rising prices?
G: Bull

2. Who wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
G: Francis Scott Key


3. What's the official currency of France?
G: Euro

4. Name for the school's mascot, Gatorade was developed at what univ.?
G: Univ. of Florida

5. What mythical female had a face that launched 1K ships?
PASS (A: Helen of Troy)

6. What island does the Boot of Italy appear to be kicking?
G: Sicily

7. Ronald Reagan famously implored what Soviet leader to "Tear down this wall"?
G: Mikhail Gorbachev

8. What AFC team has won the most Super Bowls?
G: Steelers

9. A sign language interpreter made nonsensical gestures during what world leader's 2013 memorial?
PASS (A: Nelson Mandela)

FQ: What's the character limit for a standard tweet on twitter?
G: 30

BAD DEAL FOR $3,333 (PS: 6)

"Big Brother" 7/24/14

BRITTANY UNANIMOUSLY KICKED OUT OF HOUSE AFTER DOING NUMEROUS KICKS OUTSIDE A WHILE AGO

(Note: Starting this season, whenever it's a unanimous vote, Julie will say "With __ votes to evict...".)

HoH C #5 ("Country Hits"): It's the buzz-in comp. where you have to identify the type of comp. after hearing a goofy song.

1. Hayden vs. Christine: HoH- CHRISTINE ("BB Ranger")
2. Donny vs. Jocasta: BoB- DONNY ("Pouring 20's")
3. Frankie vs. Caleb: BoB- FRANKIE ("Abraca-BOB-Ra")
4. Amber vs. Victoria: PoV- AMBER ("BB Galaxy")
5. Donny vs. Derrick: HoH- DERRICK ("Underwater Polo")
6. Zach vs. Nicole: PoV- ZACH (that was the most recent one)
7. Amber vs. Christine: BoB- CHRISTINE ("He Did What?!?!")
8. Frankie vs. Derrick: HoH- FRANKIE ("Over the Poles")
9. Zach vs. Christine: BoB- ZACH ("Knight Moves")

THIRD TA MISSION SELECTED- Get two HGs to argue at either the nomination ceremony or veto meeting

"Hell's Kitchen"- 12TH S.F.

FC:

R1 J: Michael Voltaggio
Scott: Play on traditional Caesar Salad- 9 (out of 10)
Jason: His take on the White Salad (including pork belly)- 8

R2 J: Ben Ford (Ford's Filling Station)
Jason: Mushroom risotto- 8 (16)
Scott: Duck confit ravioli- 8 (17)

R3 J: Neal Fraser
Scott: Chicken w/ creamy polenta- 9 (26)
Jason: Chicken Valentine w/ Heirloom carrots- 9 (25)

R4 J: Quinn Hatifeld (Hatfield's)
Jason: Caramelized salmon & Rapini- 9 (34)
Scott: Pan-roasted halibut in saffron broth- 8 (34)


FR J: David Myers (EC at Comme Ca)
Scott: Roasted beef tenderloin w/ tamarind glaze- 9
Jason: Filet of beef w/ wild mushrooms & confit- 8

FT:
1. Scott, Chris, Ralph, Rochelle, Kashia & Jessica
2. Jason, Anton, Melanie, Gabriel, Bev & Sandra

Amongst the guests in the final DS was Natasha Bedingfield. Also, you can see Chef Ramsay in the newest at&t commercial.

W- Scott

"HOLLYWOOD Game Night" 7/24 (POSSIBLE 3RD S.F.)

Lindsey Kittredge (runs nonprofit Shooting Touch in BOS): Michael Ealy, Jenna Elfman & Dave Foley
Austin Gruber (theater technician from Dunlap, IL): Monica Potter, Katy Mixon & Seth Green

PP:
1. "Beetlejuice"- AUSTIN
2. "Casablanca"- MICHAEL
3. "American Beauty"- JENNA
4. "North By Northwest"- SETH
5. "Thelma & Louise"- LINDSEY
6. "Flashdance"- MICHAEL (because Monica blurted out the answer out of turn)
7. "The Wizard of Oz"- KATY
8. "Scarface"- SETH

TL:
Seth: Arnold Schwarzenegger- CLEAR IN :40
Michael: Bond Girls- CLEAR 10-15

No Harm, No Vowel:
1. RDRSFTHLSTRK: "RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK"- SETH 17
2. FNDNGNM: "FINDING NEMO"- KATY 19 (sometimes, the prompt will be split into the number of words in the movie title)
3. NGHTMRNLMSTRT: "NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET"- MONICA 21
4. MNFSTL: "MAN OF STEEL"- AUSTIN 23
5. RTTLL: "RATATOUILLE"- SETH 25
6. CRR: "CARRIE" (sometimes, the vowel spaces in the titles will be blanked out)- MICHAEL 12
7. HMLN: "HOME ALONE"- MONICA 27
8. THHNGRGMS: "THE HUNGER GAMES"- AUSTIN 29

TV ID:
1. Dave: NOTHING- "SEINFELD" (...BEATS THIS SITCOM STARRING JERRY) 14
2. Jenna: PRISON CHICKS- "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK" (...INCLUDE PIPER AND ALEX) 16
3. Michael: OIL- "DALLAS" (...STRUCK ON NETWORK AND CABLE) 18
4. Austin: BANKRUPT- "SHAMELESS" (...HANGMAN WITH PAT AND VANNA)(A: "WHEEL OF FORTUNE") 20
5. Seth: KNOXVILLE (A: "jackass") 22
6. Jenna: COMEDY FRIENDS FEMALE PARENT- PHYLLIS (...STARRED NEIL)(A: "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER") 31
7. Michael: HOURGLASS- "DAYS OF OUR LIVES" (...SOAP OPERA INCLUDES ALISON SWEENEY) 24
8. Lindsey: SMILE- "glee" (...JANE YOU PLAY SUE SYLVESTER) 26

OtToMH:

AUSTIN ("Harry Potter"): WIZARD, GOBLET, SPELL, SCAR, WAND, HOGWARTS, PHOENIX, ROBE, BROOM, SCARF (no time for J.K. ROWLING) 71
LINDSEY ("Twilight")(a tie will do her no good): VAMPIRE, MOON, FOREST, BITE, ALASKA, BLOOD, WEREWOLF, SPARKLE, APPLE, ECLIPSE (next was IMMORTAL, I think)

CNG P: Seth (Ocean Park Community Center)
S: Adam Sandler, Christopher Walken, Jon Stewart, Gordon Ramsay, Robin Thicke, Lindsay Lohan, Kate Middleton, Tina Fey, Paul McCartney, Peter Jackson

7/24/14 Quick News & Notes

-Brooke has re-signed w/ TNA for a multi-yr. deal- remember, she will be seen on "The Amazing Race" this coming season.
-"AMERICA'S NEXT top model: Guys & Girls" will begin its new season on Mon. at 9 PM for the first six wks. beginning on 8/18, then shift back to Fri. at 9 PM thereafter.
-Here are some of the base prices for the '15 Toyota Yaris (which has been refreshed a bit):

L: $15,670 (3dr)/$16,045 (5dr)
L Auto: $16,395 (3dr)/$16,770 (5dr)
LE: $17,330 (3dr)/$17,705 (5dr)

-On the most recent late-night "SportsCenter", I heard Neil Everett make a couple of "JEOPARDY!" references. At the end of it, I also heard Jay Harris made a hole-in-one that won him a '15 Range Rover Evoque 4dr.
-For a brief time on "The Amazing Race", when a team was eliminated, the word "ELIMINATED" in red appeared below a team's names.
-"So You Think You Can DaNCe" will NOT be using telephone voting this season. 
-Sherri moderated "The View" today as she filled for Whoopi; also, Sherri recently won custody of her child.
-Mark L. Wahlberg will host the upcoming "The Game Plane". 
-The $500 QD items tomorrow are a cupcake liner & $2 bill.

"JEOPARDY!" 7/24/14

Ananya Nrusimha (East Amherst, NY)(Sophomore)
Alan Koolik (Boca Raton, FL)(Jr.)
Kevin Huang (Irvine, CA)(Sr.)

BB:
THE PRESIDENCY
THE SOUND OF WORDS
PRO SPORTS TEAMS
FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
INDOORS
OUTDOORS

Kevin uses the HSS right off the top on The Presidency...but Ananya gets the DD at the end of Fictional Characters; she has 2,600, followed by Alan's 1,800 & Kevin's 200. The face value's stuck to.

As this book began, Santiago had "...gone eighty-four days...without taking a fish".

"What is Don Quixote?"...way, way off the mark- The Old Man and The Sea. She makes it back to 2K before the 1st break; Alan has 3,800 & Kevin's 600 on the bad side. This J! Rd. ends w/ Pro Sports Teams.

1K:

The Natl. Hot Dog & Sausage Council says this team's Miller Park is MLB's only park to sell more sausages than hot dogs.

TS

800:

The two NHL teams based in national capital cities are the Washington Capitals & them.

Ananya: "Who are the Ottawa Senators?" (I thought it would be the Rangers) 4,400

200:

Of the four Miami pro sports teams, it's the one team name that's NOT an animal.

Alan: "What is the Heat?" 6,200

400:

They're the Southeastern NFL team whose logo's seen here (it was updated last season).

Alan: "Who are the Jacksonville Jaguars?" 6,600

Final Clue of Rd.:

Of pro teams w/ Boston in their names, it's won more championships than all the others.

Ananya: "Who are the Red Sox?" 3,800
Alan: "Who are the Celtics?" 7,200 (Kevin's at -1,400 now)

LT: 2K

DJ!:
COOL BUILDINGS (photo clues)
THE VOICE
THE MIDDLE AGES
BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER...
THE GENIUS BAR
USE YOUR "HEAD"

Kevin tries DDH...but Ananya does it to him again, this time on the 1200 answer related to The Middle Ages w/ 6,200; she's 1,400 behind Alan. She tries for another 1.5K & the lead.

The high period of this architectural style of rib vaults & pointed arches began around 1200.

"What is Gothic?"...Ananya's now the current leader. Also, she has the DDS after selecting the 1600 spot from The Genius Bar & narrowly leads Alan 8,900-8,800. This is for 600 more & to stay in 1st.

She's still the only woman to win Nobel Prizes in two different fields, which she did back in 1903 & 1911.

"Who is Marie Curie?"...yes.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 400 ("Head")
UNATTEMPTED LT: 4K
TOTAL LT: 4,400

Pre-FJ! S:

Kevin: 3,400/Alan: 17,600/Ananya: 15.5K
ANANYA'S CORYAT: 17,200

FJ! C #224: Novel Words

This word for a person without certain abilities has made it from the realm of fantasy to the OED.

K: "What is a muggle?" (DOUBLER) = 6,800
ANANYA: "What is powerless?" (8,699) = 6,801
ALAN: SAME AS KEVIN = 31,001

WCL:
1. Jeff: 19K
2. Kat: 14,400
3. Erin: 9K
4. Ananya: 6,801

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"America's got Talent"- '14 TOP 47

BTW, Reddi-wip replaces Orville Redenbacher as a main sponsor. Also, the Callbacks were in NYC instead of Vegas starting this season.

IMMEDIATELY IN:
Blue Journey (SP)
Dom the Bomb's Triple Threat (6/3)
Jonathan Riquelme (acrobat)(SP)
David & Leeman (6/3)
Hart Dance Team (6/10)
Dan Naturman (SP)
ACTE II (SP)
Emil & Daniel (6/22)

ADVANCED IMMEDIATELY AFTER PERFORMING AGAIN:
John & Andrew (6/3)
Mara Justine (6/22)
Paul Ieti (6/17)

ALSO ADVANCING:
Adrian Romoff (SP)
Jasmine Flowers (Atlanta Professional Dance Academy group from 6/10)
Dragon House "The Agents" (some members tried out for "So You Think You Can DaNCe" this season)(7/1)
Julia Goodwin (6/3)
Emily West (6/17)
The Willis Clan (6/3)
Sean & Luke (6/3)
J.D. Anderson (strongman)(broke baseball bat behind his back & bit license plate in half on 7/1)
Anna Clendening (6/10)
Kelly Glover (7/1)
ACROARMY! (SP)
Darik Santos (7/1)
Sons of Serendip (quartet from Boston)(6/10)
Mat Franco (6/17)
Wendy Liebman (comedienne whose audition didn't air during the main audition eps.; may have aired during the "Best of" ep.)
Livy, Matt & Sammy (performed "Pompeii" on 6/3)
Christian Stoinev (6/17)
Flight Crew Jump Rope (6/3)
Loop Rawlins (7/1)
Juan Carlos (6/22)
Miguel Dakota (6/3)
Baila Conmigo (6/17)
Valo & Bobby (6/22)
Jaycob Curlee (SP)
Aerial Animation (6/3)
Smoothini (6/10)
Andrey Moraru (6/10)
Mike Super (6/22)
Kieran & Finian Makepeace (covered Sting's "Fields of Gold" from 6/17)
Quintavious Johnson (7/1)
One Voice Children's Choir (6/22)
Extreme Dance Company (6/10)
Bad Boys of Ballet (6/17)
Mothmen Dance (6/22)
Jonah Smith (7/1)
Nina Burri (7/1)

ELIMINATED ON THE SPOT DUE TO SAW MALFUNCTION:
Psycho Jack (he was a kooky magician who was first seen on the "Best of Auditions" ep. 7/15)

NOTABLES ALSO OUT:
Mike Greenstein (SP)
Dustin's Dojo (had been saved by the GB in the SP)
Rokardy (SP)
Bob & Mayana (6/10)
Real Encounter (6/3)
Top Hogs (6/10)
Grennan the Green Monster (6/22)
Frank the Singer (6/22)

The 48th & final spot will go to the winner(s) of the "Today's got Talent" contest. These three finalists performed today & the results will be revealed on "AgT" a wk. from tonight:

Cornell Bhangra
Domino Effects
Power House Tumblers

"So You Think You Can DaNCe" 7/23/14

GP (Jazz)(Mandy): "Take Me to the River" by Annie Lennox 
Musical Guest: Lucy Hale ("Lie a Little Better")

Valerie & Ricky (B)(Nakul): "Dilliwaali Girlfriend" from "Yeh Jawanni Hai Deewani"
Bridget & Emilio (C)(Travis): "The Leaving Song" by Chris Garneau
Tanisha & Rudy (H-H)(Dave): "Good Kisser" by Usher
Jessica & Marcquet (F)(Dmitry): "I Put a Spell on You"
Carly & Serge (C)(Mandy): "Foolish Games"
Emily & Teddy (Salsa)(Oksana & Jonathan): "Bruk it Down (Soca remix)" by Mr. Vegas feat. Alison Hinds
Jacque & Zack (Jazz)(Sonya): "Back to Black"
Brooklyn & Casey (H-H)(WildaBeast): "Hustle Hard Remix" by Ace Hood feat. Rick Ross & Lil' Wayne
Guys (Jazz)(Sonya): "So Broken" by Bjork
Girls (C)(Travis): "Love Runs Out" by OneRepublic

CUT- Marcquet & Brooklyn (Also on Bottom: Bridget, Serge, Tanisha & Zack)

"Big Brother" 7/23/14

PoV C #4 ("BB Cup"): In each rd., they kicked a soccer ball into a grid w/ pt. values from 1-50. The Yankee Swap prize rules were in effect.
EXTRAS: Zach, Nicole & Caleb (HC)

R1:
Victoria: 50
Cody: 4
Caleb: 20
Zach: 50
Nicole: 20
Brittany: 10

R2:

Caleb: 22
Zach: 5
Nicole: 20
Brittany: MISS
Victoria: 28
P: PENALTY KICK (for the next 24 hrs., whenever the PK whistle blows, s/he has to go outside & get kicked in the rear end 10 times)

R3:
Zach: 7
Nicole: 20
Victoria: 30
Caleb: 30

P: GERMANY VACATION

R4:

Nicole: 6
Victoria: 22
Caleb: 13
P: GOAL-ORIENTED (one HG's forced to kick 2,400 goals in 24 hrs.; failure to do so will disqualify him/her from the next PoV C)

FR:
Victoria: MISS
Caleb: 50
2ND-PLACE P: $5K
1ST-PLACE P: GERMITARD (for a whole wk.)

FINAL PRIZES:
PoV: Victoria
TRIP: Zach
$5K: Caleb
Germitard: Nicole
PK: Cody
G-O: Brittany

TA MISSION POSSIBILITIES #3:
A: Hide a HG's personal things & convince them to blame someone for doing so
B: Play the role of puppet master & get two HGs to argue at either a nomination ceremony or a PoV meeting


DONNY NAMED REPLACEMENT NOMINEE (it was almost Caleb) 

I must end this recap w/ a somber piece of news in regards to Frankie- Ariana Grande's grandpa has passed away.

7/23/14 Quick News & Notes

-Recently, "The View" has again replaced the intro song following the opening titles; as of right now, I don't know what it is.
-The "LATE SHOW" is going to give away both a '15 Volkswagen Golf GTI (Dave used to own one) & a '15 Ford Mustang GT after Dave test drives both of them.
-I'm going to freeze the ARP of the Jeep Patriot at $17,190, assuming that's the car still in use for "Family Game Night" in S5.
-Speaking of Jeeps, some Commanders & '05-'07 Grand Cherokees are being recalled for ignition switch problems. Also, some RAM 1500s, '15 Cherokees & '15 Chrysler 200s are being recalled for suspension component issues.
-The very last "Katie" will air a week from today.
-The Hashtag Wars subject from last night's "@midnight" was Bad "JEOPARDY!" Categories & "FINALLY" didn't appear when Thomas Lennon (one of their EPs) won for the first time out of his six appearances.
-Last night on "The Late Late Show", Regis announced he would be filling in for Hoda on the fourth hour of "TODAY" on 8/1. BTW, "The Late Late Show" doesn't use the Cow of Time anymore (& they were the only other show besides "@midnight" that acknowledged Alex Trebek's birthday).
-Even when Colbert takes over for Letterman next yr., the "LATE SHOW" will stay at the Ed Sullivan Theater.  
-In the original version of "The $100K Pyramid", when it was a tournament week & he was announcing, Johnny didn't announce it as such.
-"Let's Make a Deal" is looking for new music styles for use in their Jukebox Deal. Tomorrow's $500 QD items are an unworn American Flag patch & a rubber glove.

"JEOPARDY!" 7/23/14

William Golden (HOU)(7th Grade)
Eileen Bunch (Ft. Thomas, KY)(Freshman)
Nikki Ari (Worthington, OH)(Jr.)

A decade ago, KJ won 75 grand.

BB:
JULY
TAKING A VIDEO GAME BREAK
ONLY ONE... (multiple-choice clues)
ICI ON PARLE FRANCAIS
GOOD KNIGHT
SWEET PRINTS (zoom-in picture clues)

Let's start off w/ some French.

Beaucoup means this, especially following merci.

William: "What is you're welcome?"
Nikki: "Very much? What is very much?"

400:

2-word French term meaning "goodbye".

Nikki: "What is au revoir?" 600

600:

Hiver refers to this season.

Nikki: "What is Winter?" 1,200

800:

This French word meaning "black" is also a film style.

William: "What is noir?" 600

1K:

DD! He'll try for the early tie.

Rue a sense unique is this type of street.

"What is a one-way street?"...oui (I thought it was neighborhood). Now, we're Taking a Video Game Break.

Help fight the Cold War in the third title in this series; "Black Ops" is rated M, so you'll have to wait for that...right?

William: "What is 'Call of Duty'?" 1,400

400:

In Feb. '14, this addictive game about a little winged creature was taken down by its developer.

William: "What is 'Flap Bird'?" 1,800

600:

Use three boosts & detonate as many gems as you can in 60 sec. in this alliterative Popcap app.

William: "What is 'Candy Crush'?"- HE & I WERE WRONG 1,200

TS: "Bejeweled Blitz"


800:

Chell is back in Aperture Science Labs & must deal w/ GLaDOS in this platform-puzzle game "2".

William: "What is 'Portal'?" 2K

1K:

Leap into this Lima Sky app w/ jet packs & propeller hats, but see if you can avoid black holes.

Nikki: "What is 'Jet Pack Joyride'?" 200
Eileen: "What is 'Doodle Jump'?"

At halfway, Nikki & William are tied for 1st w/ two thou, 800 more than Eileen.

ATTEMPTED LT: 600 (Taking a Video Game Break)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 3K
TOTAL LT: 3,600

CS:

Nikki: 4,200/Eileen: 1K/William: 6,400

DJ!:
10 YEARS AGO: 2004
HITS & MISSES (music from female artists)
JOBS IN ART (portrait clues)
MEASURE UP
EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY
"CC" ME

At the nabbing of the first DD this rd. to conclude European Geography, William has 10,800 & doubled up Nikki. He takes face value.

In North-Central Italy, you'll find another country altogether, the tiny republic of this.

"What is Vatican City?"...incorrect- San Marino. But William then hits the other one just like that in the middle of '04 (for the DDS) & tries to get that two grand right back.

At the Democratic National Convention, these two Johns got the nod as the '04 ticket.

"Who is John Kerry...and...John McCain?"...for the 2nd time tonight, he agreed w/ yours truly incorrectly; Kerry was right, but the other one was Edwards.

ATTEMPTED LT: 3,200 (1200 & 2K Measure Up answers)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 4,400
TOTAL DJ! LT: 7,600

Pre-FJ! S:

Nikki: 11K/Elaine: 1,400 (ME)/William: 15,200
WILLIAM'S CORYAT OF THE GAME: 19,600

FJ! C #223: Literary Heroines

Fittingly, this character's named for a plant also known as Arrowhead that belongs to the genius Sagittaria.

E: "Who is Katniss Everdeen?" (from The Hunger Games)(1,399) = 2,799
N: "Who is Li" (8 200) = 2,800
W: SAME AS ELAINE (1K) = 16,200

"Next Great Baker" 7/22

CC #5: Three teams had to make horror cakes for Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) & his fans.

WT: Manny & Al & David & Elaine

RT: Al & Lia, Bethany & Jennifer & Jose & Aimee
Chocolate Team: Kai & Rox & Meredith & Don

WT: Zombie Baker
RT: Sexy Swamp Lady- W
CT: Bloody Bride

EC #4: Desserts had to be made using at least one of the scary ingredients on a table (included chili powder & Mexican grasshoppers).

David & Elaine: Red velvet chocolate cupcakes w/ cream cheese & blue cheese
Manny & Al: Traditional buttermilk biscuits w/ wasabi, blue cheese & chili powder
NOT THE NEXT GREAT BAKERS- David & Elaine

"Motor City Masters" 7/22

IC #5: They each selected one piece of sports equip. & used it as inspiration for a sportscar.
DM- Chunner & Bryan
W- Chunner

TC #5: Using a '15 Chevrolet Suburban LTZ, they had to attempt to come up w/ the ultimate sports utility.
GJ: David Justice

1. Chunner, Camilo & Darby (GAME TIME EXPERIENCE)
2. Bryan, Shane & Jameson (GAME ON)

NO ELIMINATION

"Face Off"- 7TH S.P.

Details here.

QUALIFYING CHALLENGE: Life or death characters (because the theme to this season is "Life and Death").

W- Dina
L- Scott & Gabby

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Chopped" 7/22

Dante Foggy (Burlington Township, NJ)(17)
Mikayla Layng (Lynbrook, NY)(13)
Eyan Goldman (16)
Lucy Felding (Hightstown, NJ)(15)
J: Same as last wk.

A: Jumbo shrimp, chunky peanut butter, jalapenos & sticky rice

E: Sauteed shrimp w/ P.B. rice cake, sriracha, cream & chili powder
D: Thai curry risotto w/ sriracha, curry powder & cumin
L: Mini jalapeno popper w/ grilled shrimp, olive oil, paprika & chili powder
M: Sauteed shrimp w/ P.B. jalapeno sauce, olive oil, oregano, thyme & rosemary- C

E: Frog legs, mafaldine, bok choy & lobster mushrooms

D: Mafaldine w/ seared frog legs, bok choy cream sauce, bacon, cream & white wine
E: Grilled frog legs w/ smoke element, chicken stock, olive oil & pancetta- C
L: Pan-seared frog legs w/ mafaldine, olive oil, parsley & thyme

D: Black/white cookies, fruit leather strips, cashews & agave nectar (Ted mistakenly says they had :30 instead of 30 min.)

L: Agave nectar & fruit leather gel w/ cashew brittle, pink peppercorns, raspberries & agar agar- C
D: Vietnamese Spring roll w/ fruit leather compote, rice paper, sugar, apples & orange liqueur Fruit compote fritter

DEBUT: "Food Fighters"

Adam Richman is the host.

THIS WK.'S HOME COOK: Elisha Joyce (Portland, OR)

No matter what, each FF will do battle against five famous Pro Chefs.

R1: $5K
R2: $10K
R3: $15K
R4: $20K
FR: DOUBLE

HC's MENU: Egg rolls, fish tacos, stewed chicken, salmon and quinoa & mango tart

R1: Kevin Belton (Cajun)(15 min.)

Five judges make up the Dinner Party.

Elisha: Pork & beef egg roll w/ spicy Asian dipping sauce
Kevin: Crab & bacon egg roll w/ bourbon ketchup dipping sauce
W 3-2

R2: Jonny Giordani (Italian)(15 min.)

Elisha: Grilled halibut taco w/ mango corn salsa
Jonny: Pan-seared cod taco w/ sriracha salsa
UNANIMOUS VOTE $15K

R3: Michele Ragussis (Seafood)(25 min.)

Elisha: Mango coconut tart w/ trio of dipping sauces
Michele: Mango tart w/ green apple & almonds
W 3-2 $30K

R4: Marcel Vigneron (Modern)(20 min.)

Elisha: Guamanian stewed chicken w/ coconut fried rice
Marcel: Thai stewed chicken w/ mint coconut rice
L 1-4

FR: Lorena Garcia (Latin)(20 min.)

Elisha: Salmon & quinoa w/ sweet & spicy rub
Lorena: Salmon quinoa taco w/ avocado crema
W 4-1 $60K

"The Chase"- EP. 3002

MUFFY (got Master's from Stockholm Univ.):

$100K
$50K
$20K

1. If you're using the "shakehand" or "penhoid" grips, you're most likely doing what- performing heart surgery, hand-rolling cigars or playing table tennis?
G: Playing table tennis

2. Twice-widowed Grace Machel has served as First Lady of Mozambique & which other country- South Africa, The Philippines or Brazil?
G: Brazil (A: South Africa)

3. In the '60s, why did Germany radio programmers balk at playing The Beatles song "Day Tripper"- it lasted more than four min., played backwards, it was naughty or "Tripper" is slang for an STD?
G: Lasted more than four min. (A: Slang for STD)

4. Which movie was released in Mexico w/ the title "Vaseline"- "Cinderella", "Grease" or "Brokeback Mountain"?
G: "Grease"

5. If you undergo a blepharoplasty, which drooping body parts will your doctor fix- breasts, butt cheeks or eyelids?
G: Eyelids

6. The Saffir-Simpson Scale's used to measure which of these- toughness of meat, softness of fabric or intensity of hurricanes?
G: Intensity of hurricanes

FQ: In an attempt to rule the razor industry, who creasted the world's first disposable blade- King Gillette, Captain Schick or General Wikinson?
G: Schick- CAUGHT (A: Gillette)

STEPHEN (competes in online trivia league):

$80K
$30K
$15K

1. If you've been disagnosed w/ hypoglycenia, which are you suffering from- high blood sugar, low blood sugar or high blood pressure?
G: Low blood sugar

2. The original script for which classic film was titled "The American"- "Citizen Kane", "Casablanca" or "Apocalypse Now"?
G: "Citizen Kane" (B: "Casablanca")

3. Whose real first name was Grouch- Beowulf, Lady Macbeth or Queen Guinevere?
G: Guinevere (A: Lady Macbeth)

4. If you're holding a man's organ w/ a pair of tweezers, which popular game are you playing- SORRY!, Operation or Don't Wake Daddy?
G: Operation

5. Which of these explorers was born first- Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo or Ferdinand Magellan?
G: Polo

6. Which female singer had a hit in '09 w/ the debut single "TiK ToK"- Kesha, Katy Perry or P!nk?
G: Kesha

ANDY (National Puzzlers' League member from Austin):

$130K
$50K
$10K

1. What did the M stand for in the title of "M*A*S*H"- medical, military or mobile?
G: Mobile


2. Founded in 1929, the American League for Physical Culture was the first U.S. organization for what- fashion designers, bodybuilders or nudists?
G: Bodybuilders (A: Nudists)

3. In '70, which actor was originally cast as "Dirty Harry"- Frank Sinatra, James Coburn or Charles Bronson?
G: Charles Bronson (A: F. Sinatra)

4. Which of these songs was NOT on Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album- "Beat It", "Billie Jean" or "Black or White"?
G: "Black or White"

5. If you live in Israel & everybody calls you "Dudu", which of these is most likely your first name- Daniel, David or Dov?
G: David (B: Daniel)

6. Before Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which of these was painted on it- pictures of the apostles, the Stations of the Cross or the sky w/ stars?
G: The sky w/ stars

7. If you order your food "at forno", how will it be prepared- baked, steamed or barbequed?
G: Baked $80K

FC S1 S- 22

B's M:

1. In '94, what Soul singer duetted w/ Mariah Carey on "Endless Love"?
B: Lionel Richie
T: Luther Vandross 1 1:45

2. The Treaty of Ghent ended what war?
B: U.S. Revolutionary War
T: The War of 1812 12 :37

3. What beer brand merged w/ the Amstel Brewery in 1968?
B: BUSCH
T: Heineken 11 :34

4. In '08, what search engine co. released the web browser Chrome?
B: YAHOO! (Mark jumped the gun a bit)
T: Google 12 :25

5. At Oktoberfest, travelers can't help but see what traditional Bavarian leather shorts?
B: Beer (jumped the gun again)
T: Lederhosen 13 :13

W 16

7/22/14 Quick News & Notes

-In early '05, "Price" offered the $34,870 Chrysler Crossfire & $39,070 Crossfire Roadster Limited in the Showcases fairly often, but never offered either in 3X (if the $494 paint/fabric protection had been added to the roadster, it would've been a legal price for use in 3X; they offered the $34,916 Crossfire in that PG twice the season before).
-To celebrate the start of the S43 tapings yesterday, CBS Daytime sent the "Price" crew some cupcakes, but Mike apparently ate them all.
-After reviewing the tape of the 12/1/92 playing of Pathfinder, I saw that the suspected cheating contestant actually tripped the moment he tried to step to the 9, NOT trying to sneakily put one foot on that number & hoping it would flash.
-Thomas Calabro & Carl Packard were former contestants on '80s "Break the Bank".
-The major money graphics for "The American Bible Challenge" were similar to most of the run for "Catch 21" for Seasons 1 & 2; in the season just completed, they were similar to the ones "Wheel" used for S26-29.
-The camera was behind "CONAN" as soon as he made his entrance last Thurs.
-"Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!" will have President Obama tomorrow. And Kimmel's growing a beard again.
-Say goodbye to the Volkswagen Routan & EOS; the Touareg will be getting a redesign for next yr. 
-Tomorrow's $500 QD items are a swim cap & letter-sized manilla envelope.

"JEOPARDY!" 7/22/14

Jeff Xie (Edison, NJ)(Jr.)
Selena Groh (Arlington Heights, IL)(Jr.)
Erin Christopher (Lexington, KY)(Sophomore)

BTW, happy 74th birthday to Mr. Trebek!

BB:
KATY PERRY
AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
MY PRESENT GOVERNMENT JOB
YOU'RE ON THE LIST
WE'LL NEED YOUR "ID"

First clue:

In this video, Katy's jungle adventure includes taming a tiger & painting an elephant's nails.

Erin!: "What is 'ROAR'?"

400:

"Who You Love" is Katy's duet w/ this man.

Selena: "Who is John Mayer?"

600:

"I was dreaming for so long" & "Not losing any sleep" are lines from this hit.

Selena: "What is 'Wide Awake'?" 1K

800:

Those are real Marines w/ Katy in this video.

Erin!: "What is 'Part of Me'?" 1K

1K:

Snoop Dogg & a candy-clad Katy are highlights of this video.

Erin!: "What is 'California Gurls'?" 2K

First Official Language: 

Bolivia

Jeff: "What is Spanish?"

400:

Brazil

Jeff: "What is Portuguese?" 600

600:

Kuwait

Jeff: "What is Arabic?" 1,200

800:

Haiti

Erin!: "What is French?" 2,800

1K:

DD! She bets 800.

Liberia

"What is English?"...well, I'll be darned- correct. At the end of the first segment, she has 4,400, leading Jeff by Selena's score of a grand.

LT: 1,600

(Notes: The 2nd My Present Government Job clue was about Kathleen Sebelius, who on 4/11 resigned her post as U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services. While this clue was being played, a message saying "(RECORDED IN MARCH 2014)" was displayed at the bottom of the screen.)

CS:

Erin!: 6,200/Selena: 2,600/Jeff: 7,600

DJ!:
BOOKS WITH SUBTITLES
6-LETTER WORDS
INVENTORS & INVENTIONS

EVERY YEAR
NICKNAMES
ON YOUTUBE

800 On YouTube:

Many saw Mozart & Skrillex locked in an "Epic" one of these "Battles of History".

Jeff: "What is 'Rap'?" 8,400

1200:

He followed up an extremely "stylish" video w/ "Gentleman M/V", the most-watched video of '13.

Selena: "Who is PSY?" 3,800

1600:

Jean-Claude Van Damme impressed by doing a split on moving trucks in a vid for this Swedish car (& truck) company (whose automobiles include the S60, XC70 & the new V60).

TS

2K:

Feb. 9, 2013 was the day this animal started to end the cat's viral reign as it sang on "I Knew You Were Trouble.".

Selena: "What is a goat?" 5,800

She later taps a DD on the 1,600 clue in Inventors & Inventions w/ a 2nd-place 8,600; she has 400 more than Erin & is 3K away from Jeff. This is a 1K answer.

In 1895, he began sending & receiving wireless signals as far as 1.5 miles at his father's home near Bologna, Italy.

Selena doesn't recall Marconi in time.

Closing out On YouTube:

Jimmy Kimmel went viral w/ a video of a girl failing epically at this kind of derriere dance.

Selena: "What is Twerking?" 11,600

800 6-Letter Word:

Can I be this w/ you?-- very honest & straightforward.

Erin!: "What is frank?" 9,400
Jeff: "What is candid?" 14,800

400:

It can mean to rise into the air like an airplane or to take the throne.

Selena: "What is to ascend?" 12K

1200:

A mathematician's nine-yr.-old nephew came up w/ this word for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros (& it sounds like a famous Internet co.).

Jeff: "What is a googol?" 16K

1600:

It's the proper six-letter name for the offspring seen here.

TS: Signet (baby swan)

2K:

DD #2! 3K at stake.

By definition, this verb form operates as a noun & ends in -ing.

"What is a gerand?"...didn't know that, but he did.

Final Clue of the DJ! Rd. in Books W/ Subtitles for Two Grand:

Earth is a scary place in this recent Max Brooks novel subtitled "An Oral History of the Zombie War".

Selena: "What is World War Z?" 16K

DJ! LT: 6,800

CORYAT SCORES:
Erin!: 9,600
Selena: 15K
Jeff: 20K

FJ! C #222: World Landmarks

Built for a World's Fair in 1889, its visitors that yr. included the Prince of Wales & Buffalo Bill; it still gets 7M a yr.

E: "What is the London Eye??" (400) = 9K
S: "What is the Eiffel Tower?" (6K) = 20K
J: "What is the Eiffe Tower?" (0)