Sunday, August 30, 2015

Players of the Wk for Aug. '15

Aug. 3-9: Anthony & Nick Capra ($100K+)
Aug. 10-16: Eddie Jackson (11th "food network STAR")
Aug. 17-23: Alan Kay ($500K)
Aug. 24-30: Quest Crew (repeat "ABDC" champs)- PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

"Cutthroat Kitchen" 8/30

Mirko Paderno (EC)
Anamaria Martinez (exec. SC in CHI)
Jemil Aziz (Jemil's Big Easy food truck owner)
Tommy Begnaud (EC in MIN)
J: Simon

R1: Spanakopita

A #1:
1. Harvest stuff from Ancient Greek ruins- MIRKO ($23,400)(J & T)
2. Plate of dolmas (stuffed grape leaves)- MIRKO ($17,400)(T)
3. Choose from one of three sabotages written in Greek- TOMMY ($23K)(M)
#2- ONE ARM

ELIM. 1ST- Mirko

R2: Seafood risotto

A #2:
1. Shop blindfolded- JEMIL ($20,300)(T)
2. Dropper bottle & stationery spoon- ANAMARIA ($22,700)(Dropper: J)
3. Terrestrial surfboard- TOMMY ($21.5K)(A)

ELIM. 2ND- Jemil

FR: Monkey bread

A #3:
1. Monkey bars prep station- ANAMARIA ($19,600)
2. Plush monkey on back (if it fell on the floor, a fine would be assessed)- TOMMY ($20.5K)

W- Anamaria

"The Great Food Truck Race" 8/30

2ND CITY: Flagstaff

1st Challenge This Wk.: Given $200 of seed money, they had to make as much as they could at a train station.
W- Waffle Love ($1,189)(one-hr. head start)

3RD CITY: Sedona 

TS #2: They were told to make a dish called "The Rattledog" w/ a pink Jeep serving as their food truck. Whatever they made selling the dish would be doubled.

(Notes: Waffle Love made -$20 on that challenge. This is the 2nd wk. in a row they finished in last on a cooking challenge.)

FS:
1. Spice It Up ($5,279)
2. Waffle Love ($4,864)
3. GD Bro ($3,470)
4. Postcards ($3,209)
L BY $15- Diso's

"Guy's Grocery Games: All-Stars" 8/30 (EP. 705)

Anne (JDRF)
Eric (Stu and the Kids)
Jet (K9s for Warriors)
Marcel (L.A. Kitchen)
J: Richard, Duskie & Troy

Grocery Bowl: They have to bowl for ingredients w/ soda bottles being marked w/ ingredients (for this ep., the available ingredients are French dressing, ginger beer, tofu, opo squash, kipper snacks, wasabi paste, adzuki beans, macaroons & fruity cereal). For each "pin" they knock down, nobody will have to use that in their dishes.

Anne: MISS
Marcel: FRENCH DRESSING
Eric: ADZUKI BEANS & OPO SQUASH
Jet: FRUITY CEREAL & KIPPER SNACKS

D:
Anne: Asian-inspired noodles w/ coconut shrimp & tofu sauce
Eric: Pad Thai w/ coconut-crusted shrimp & tofu- C-O
Marcel: Butter-poached lobster w/ quinoa salad & wasabi aioli
Jet: "L.A. Mash-Up"- halibut & tofu taco w/ Gochujang salsa

MftM:
Marcel: Jelly & marshmallow I.C. w/ P.B. powder & deep-fried (& creme-filled) sponge cake
Jet: Green bean & turkey casserole topped w/ mashed potatoes- C-O
Anne: Meatless chili w/ cheese & tortilla chips

FW:
High: KING CRAB
Low: GRITS

Anne: King crab leg w/ uni butter & oysters in seafood polenta
Marcel: Butter-poached king crab w/ spicy seafood polenta- W

GSS:
#1: English cucumber- $
#2: Yellow mustard- $
#3: Cooling rack- $
#4: 30oz can of refried beans- $
#5: Taco seasoning- $
#6: Blue plastic cups- $
#7: Pastry flour- $

#8: Apple juice boxes- $
#9: Frozen onion rings- $
#10: Sliced ham- W

"Sunday Best: All-Stars"- FINALE

Everybody: "When the Battle is Over" by Walter Hawkins
Clifton w/ Le'Andria: "He'll Bring You Out" by Walter
Dathan w/ Tye Tribbett: "You Are Everything"
Zebulon w/ Kathy Taylor: "Oh, How Precious"
Dewayne Crocker, Jr. (Race to the Stage winner): "My Worth at Power" by Karen Clark Sheard
Travis Greene: "Intentional" 
Kirk: "Wanna Be Happy"

SUNDAY BEST- Dathan

"America's Next Weatherman" 8/29

GM: Ken Lindner
SD #4: They ran through an obstacle course wearing an inhibitor while balancing a book at the same time (if that book dropped, s/he would have to restart).
W- Ron

A #4: They had to write a weather presentation for a kindergarten class.
W- RT

(Note: Cheetos is an official sponsor for this show.)

CAST OFF- Cornbread (Also on Bottom: Miller)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

"America's Best Dance Crew: Road to the VMAs"- FINALE

A record-breaking 95M+ votes were cast.

Final Performances:
Quest Crew: "SummerThing!" by Afrojack feat. Mike Taylor
Super CR3W: "Judgement Day" by Method Man
Kinjaz: "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran

(Note: Starting this season, the reveal cue's been changed.)

ALL-STAR CHAMPS- Quest Crew (R-U: Kinjaz)

"Race to Escape"- S.F.

BT: Willie (motocross racer), Melanie (WI farm girl) & Anip (IT consultant in CHI)
RT: Dave (amateur "MacGyver" in Tarzana), Genevieve (Huntington Beach) & Stephanie (Kailua Kona)
T: Barbershop

C #1: They were all tied up in a trio of chairs. The teammates had to spin around their chairs so that the teammate at the end would get the key to unlock him/herself, then s/he had to find an additional key to free his/her teammates. As soon as they rearranged four letters to spell LAMP & turn said object on, they would see their first code.
CODE #1: 4986

C #2: W/ the provided six Chess pieces, they had to place them on the gameboard on the floor & those pieces would be stuck there. They had to move them so that they could uncover & unscramble the tiles to reveal the words "IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE CUT YOU CAN BORROW ONE OF THESE". The answer to that riddle was a black hat (which held the 2nd code).
CODE #2: 0738

C #3: They had to find the two names Bob & Buzz that had 3:30 appointments. When they started shaving the mannequins, they would find each number that made up the 3rd code.
CODE #3: 5244

CB

C #4: "It takes a lot of combs to become cool"- that meant the trios had to realize that they had to connect combs & use 'em to turn the ceiling fan on. At that moment, quarters would fall & had to be put in a gumball machine. Each gumball that came out had a number in the 4th code that had to be entered from lowest to highest.
CODE #4: 2468

CB

FC: They had to place a "WELCOME TO ANDORRA" poster on the missing space for the part of the wall w/ six posters & the bold words on each poster would tell them to "BREAK THE SECOND MIRROR" & they had to use a Las Vegas poker ashtray on it to find their winning code.
LAST CODE: 9731

W- BT ($2K)
RT WIPEOUT

Friday, August 28, 2015

Weekend Quick News & Notes

-Last night, we saw two records set on our version of "The Chase"- number of questions in a regular Chase (eight; tied) & number of unsuccessful Pushbacks by a team (five).
-Vanessa's the new HoH, John's back in the "Big Brother" house & nominated are James & Meg. Also, John, Julia, Meg & James were named this season's last H-Ns.
-Andy Grammer, Chaka Khan, Victor Espinoza & Hayes Grier (vine star) are "dancing" this season.
-This season's answer database on "Celebrity Name Game" is going to be more broad.
-Betty White will guest-star on "Bones" this season.
-"American Dad!" has been renewed through '18.
-A full season of "Labor Games" has been ordered by TLC & will begin on 9/15 at 8PM.
-Early on in the monologue of "Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!" last night, there were clips of "Deal or No Deal" & "Let's Make a Deal".
-Early in the run of syndicated "WIPEOUT", the background behind the $ was blue instead of black.
-Donald Trump got a kick out of Miley's twerking at the VMAs.
-Starting next wk., "Dog Eat Dog" will air weekdays at 4PM except for Wed. 
-Tila Tequila was tossed from "Celebrity Big Brother" due to her pro-Hitler comments from '13.
-Nicole Scherzinger's been added to the "Best Time Ever" team.
-$500 QD items tomorrow: Neon shoelace, unworn surgical mask & thimble. S7 tapings will wrap up in Oct.

"Man v. Fly" M-U: Hans Fliegenmorder (German) v. Theodopoulos Panagopoulos
R- 4.7

"project RUNWAY" 8/27/15

This Wk.'s C: Modern twists on classic designs. The winner would appear in a Mary Kay fashion spread for Marie Claire & win $5K.
GJ: Kiernan Shipka
RO: Blake, Kelly, Joseph, Lindsey, Ashley, Laurie, Jake, Amanda, Swapnil, Merline, Gabrielle, Candice & Edmond

W- Blake
OUT- Gabrielle (Also on Bottom: Amanda & Lindsey)

"geeks who drink" 8/27

Light Sobers: PJ McGaw (personal trainer in Fairfax, VA who made his own "Firefly" fan film), Jonathan Sadowski & Justin (memorabilia dealer in Brigadoon, MD who got into journalism school w/ "Superman" essay)
Ale Storm: Briana Rokes (asst. VFX coord. in Oceanside who knows all "Sailor Moon" songs in Japanese), Lenny Jacobson & Timmy Ray (call center service rep in Huntington Beach who owns 1K+ horror & anime DVDs)

sr:

hmo or hbo:
Justin: Aphonia- HBO
Jonathan: Viserys- HMO
PJ: King's Evil- HBO
Briana: Stark Caser- HMO

Lenny: Dandy Walker- HBO
Timmy: Barristan Selmy- HBO

nation or fabrication:
Justin: Nauru- FABRICATION
Jonathan: Latveria- FABRICATION
PJ: Guilder- NATION
Briana: Swaziland- NATION
Lenny: Genosha- FABRICATION

Timmy: Republic of Wadiya- NATION

turned down for what:

1. In the shown clip, Tom Selleck auditioned for what role?
LS: "Indiana Jones"

2. Will Smith turned down the part of Neo in "The Matrix" series to fight a giant robot arachnid at the end of what movie?
LS: "Wild Wild West"

wc (Dominic Monaghan): "My character from 'LOST' was a drug-addicted Rock 'n Roll one-hit wonder just like Larry Underwood in what post-apocalyptic Stephen King novel?"
LS: A Clockwork Orange
AS: The Stand

crossing the line: The celebs had to do each impression while wearing the appropriate props.

1. What was the four-word greeting typically given w/ the Vulcan salute?
LS: "Live long and prosper"

2. "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some..." what?
LS: "...fava beans and a nice Chianti"

FQ: "In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might..."- what?
LS: "...beware my power, Green Lantern's might"

scream queens: Their job was to match up each actor/actress to their character.
W- AS

mathbusters: # of tires on that DeLorean + # of tires on "Batman Begins" tumbler
LS: 6 8
AS: 9 (one short)

ping my pong: While wearing blackout goggles, a ball had to be sank in three of the six big cups.
ADV.- LS

lc:
CA: pumping iron & naked gold men
P: naked gold men- BEST ACTOR IN LEADING ROLE OSCAR WINNERS
G: Tom Cruise (Briana), Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Keaton (Timmy), Don Cheadle (PJ), Nicolas Cage, Eddie Redmayne, Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washington- W (Non-Fandango P: Pebble watch & Microsoft XBOX ONE w/ "HALO")

"BOOM!" 8/27

T #17: Keenan, Heather & Christian

BOMBED OUT IN FIVE (SWEET POTATO, GRAPE JELLY & PISTACHIO SHERBET)

T #18: Devin, Michael & Tom

#1 (T): CELEBRITIES
Q: Which three turned 65 in '14- Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Billy Joel or George Foreman?
C: Billy Joel, Oprah (GUACAMOLE)

#2 (D): VEHICLES
Q: Of these automobile models, which three had the most vehicles sold in the U.S. in '13 according to edmunds.com- Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry or Ford F-150?
C: Camry, Accord & F-150

#3 (M): SPORTS
Q: Of these activities, which three were once medal sports in the modern Olympic Games- tug of war, arm wrestling, croquet or rope climbing?
C: Tug of war, croquet & rope climbing

#4 (M): HISTORY
Q: Which four states were among the colonies that became the 13 orig. U.S. states- PA, NH, MI, NJ or SC?
C: NH, NJ, PA & SC

#5 (D): REALITY TV
Q: Which five are actual titles of reality TV series- "My Cat from Hell", "Amish Mafia", "Dating Naked", "Stripper Husbands", "19 Kids and Counting" or "I'm Having Their Baby"?
C: "Amish Mafia", "Dating Naked", "19 Kids and Counting", "Stripper Husbands" (PANCAKE BATTER)

#6: FAMOUS PEOPLE
Q: Of these celebs, which six are at least six ft. tall- Brooke Shields, Venus Williams, Seal, Cameron Diaz, Jane Lynch, Jason Segel or Conan O'Brien?
C: Conan, Segel, Seal, Venus, Brooke & Jane

$380K: U.S. CITIES
Q: Which seven have a population of over 1M people, according to 2012 U.S. Census data- New York City, Seattle, Phoenix, Chicago, San Antonio, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, FL, Houston, TX or Denver?

NYC- $
PHI- $
CHI- $
S.D.- $
SEA- RICE PUDDING (Other Decoys: DEN & MIA)

EP. RATING: 5

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Beat Bobby Flay"- 5TH S.F.

M-U: Miguel Trinidad (Maharlika & Jeepney EC/owner) v. Brian Hill (Shepherd's Pie & Francine Bistro EC/owner in Camden, ME)
R1 J: Anne & Simon
KI: NY Strip

M: Adobo mushroom steak salad
B: Steak Bruschetta w/ mushroom puree & raw mushroom salad- ELIM.

R2 J: Leah, Hugh M. & Devin

M: Banana ribs w/ garlic fried rice & pickled atchara
B: Smoked chili & bourbon BBQ ribs w/ cornbread & pecan relish- W (Miguel's ribs were undercooked)

"Chain Reaction"- EP. 1115

Kira & Keya
Laura & Russell

R1:
HOT
DAMN- LAURA
STRAIGHT- KEYA
FACE- LAURA
VALUE- RUSSELL 
MEAL- RUSSELL
TICKET 

R2:
SAFETY
FIRST- LAURA
LOVE- RUSSELL
NEST- KIRA
EGG- KEYA
ROLL- RUSSELL
CALL

"Man v. Fly" M-U: Kirk Alexander (banana) v. O J Jones
R- FAIL

R3:
OPEN
DAILY- LAURA
VITAMIN- KIRA
WATER- KEYA
WEIGHT- KEYA
GAIN- LAURA
MOMENTUM

BC:
First: SLEEP
Last: SUIT


Kira: T (below SLEEP) $200 TOP $1,200
Laura: P (above SUIT) $200 PENGUIN- X $1,400
Keya: TI $500 TIGHT $1,700
Kira: C (under TIGHT) $200 BF $1.5K
Russell: PO $200 POLICE- X $1,200
Keya: CO $200 COUNT $1,300
Laura: COR $200 CORD $1K
Kira: CORN $200 CORNER- $ $1.5K
Keya: P (under CORNER) $200 BF $1,300
Russell: POW $300 POWER $1,300
Laura: V $200 VETO $1.5K
Russell: PO $100 BF $1,400
Kira: POC $200 BF $1,100
Laura: POCK $300 POCKET $1,700

SC: LONG
W: ISLAND, HAIR, DIVISION, WEEKEND, SHOT, LIFE & UNDERWEAR

EP. RATING: 6

"Chain Reaction"- EP. 1104

Sonny & Eric
Sarah & Diane

R1:
STEADY
RAIN- SARAH
CLOUD- ERIC
STORAGE- DIANE
SPACE- DIANE
MOUNTAIN- ERIC
TIME

R2:
TRADE
WIND- ERIC
FARM- SONNY
FRESH- SONNY
PRINCE- ERIC
WILLIAM- ERIC
TELL

R3:

BINGE
WATCH- ERIC
CHAIN- SONNY
STORE- SONNY 
CREDIT- DIANE
LINE- ERIC
ITEM 

BC:
EDIBLE
UNDERWEAR
MODEL
TRAIN
CROSSING
GUARD
POST

W- MEN ($1,800-$1K)

SC: FIRST
W: PRIZE, CLASS, LADY- BUT NO MORE (Other W: AMENDMENT, IMPRESSION, RESPONDER & BLUSH)

EP. RATING: 6

"Food Fighters" 8/27

HC: Will Spencer (D.C.)
M: Chicken & waffles, steak & plantains, crabcakes w/ remoulade, shrimp & grits & chicken curry w/ rice

R1:
Will: Five-spice chicken w/ blood orange waffle & gastrique
Alejandra: Fried chicken w/ spiced pancakes & Aji Panca syrup
3-2

R2:
Will: Jerk rib-eye w/ double-fried platanos
Lovely: NY Strip w/ shrimp & plantain chips
4-1

R3:
Will: Shrimp & cheesy grits w/ bacon & pepper sauce
Kayne Raymond (Global): Shrimp & grits w/ lobster & fried okra
2-3

R4:

Will: Cornbread crabcake w/ red pepper remoulade
Keriann: Cracker crabcake w/ sweet & sour remoulade
3-2

FR:

Will: Caribbean curry w/ coconut rice & beans
Aaron M.: Fried chicken curry & rice w/ peas & carrots

SHUTOUT

"Big Brother" 8/27/15

JOHN VOTED AS THE LAST PERSON TO COMPETE IN SUDDEN DEATH COMP.

HoHC #12 ("DIZZYLAND"): They have to hold onto a rope while being spun around & being hit by two giant hands.

"The Chase"- EP. 4010

$500 QD Items at Tomorrow's "LMaD" Tapings: Unworn pocket square, dish towel & steel wool sponge
Additional Note: There will be a "BAYWATCH" movie.

WAYNE (professional musician for three decades in N.O.):

$55K 
$20K
$5K

1. Jared Leto won an OSCAR in '14 for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" as a transgender woman w/ what name- Chiffon, Rayon or Suede?
G: Rayon (B: Chiffon)

2. What inertial force was described by a French engineer in the 19th C.- Coriolis effect, Doppler effect or Butterfly effect?
G: Doppler

3. Huck Finn, Fifty Shades of Grey & Captain Underpants were celebrated by libraries in a wk. dedicated to what- children's books, banned books or Pulitzer Prize-winning books?
G: Pulitzer Prize-winning

4. If you spend your day filling one bunghole after another, which of these jobs do you most likely have- resurfacing roads, cleaning chimneys or pouring wine into barrels?
G: Resurfacing roads

5. In recent yrs., what international landmark has become overrun w/ Barbary macaques- Machu Picchu, Rock of Gibraltar or Ayers Rock?
G: Rock of Gilbraltar

6. Robert Moog revolutionized music by designing a popular model of what electronic instrument- drum machine, synthesizer or digital sampler?
G: Synthesizer

7. An epithalamium's a poem written to honor which of these- fallen soldier, newborn baby or bride & groom?
G: Bride & groom (B: Fallen soldier)

8. When it's at least four in. long, a young trout's known as a what- toeling, fingerling or thumbling?
G: Fingerling

ARDENA (Georgia Perimeter College student):

$75K
$25K
$10K

1. Stephen King has said that his novel Carrie was partially inspired by a job he had working as a what- gym teacher, high school janitor or paranormal investigator?
G: HS janitor (B: Gym teacher)

2. Which of the following words is Shakespeare credited w/ popularizing- bling, booty or swagger?
G: Swagger

3. In '86, what boxer defeated Trevor Berbick to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history- Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield or George Foreman?
G: Tyson

4. If your piloerection lasts more than four hrs., you should call your doctor to discuss what- hiccups, goosebumps or stuff joints?
G: Goosebumps

5. Doctored archival footage in "Forrest Gump" showed Forrest exposing his butt to which President- Reagan, LBJ or Nixon?
G: LBJ

JAMES (telescope builder for the blind in Providence who graduated Summa cum laude from Stanford & is related to former winner Arielle):

$85K
$35K
$15K

1. If you're dining out in Peru & order the traditional dish cuy, you'll be served which pet on a plate- gecko, guinea pig or goldfish?
G: Guinea pig

2. One of the world's largest barrier reefs, the Great Astrolabe's located in what South Pacific nation- Nauru, Vanuatu or Fiji?
G: Vanuatu

3. Which of the following was NOT a main character in the '12 movie "The Avengers"- a dude w/ a cape, a dude w/ a shield or a dude w/ a whip?
G: Dude w/ a whip

4. Which of these's a wingless female of the family lampyridae- inchworm, ringworm or glowworm?
G: Glowworm

5. Though Frederic Chopin was buried in Paris, what part of him's preserved in an urn in Warsaw- brain, heart or left hand?
G: Left hand

6. When Angelina Jolie married Brad Pitt in '14, what was unique about her wedding gown- had a bare midriff, decorated w/ her kids' drawings or designed by her dad Jon Voight?
G: Decorated w/ her kids' drawings

FQ: The Shroud of Turin's made of what fabric- linen, hemp or wool?
G: Linen

FC:
P: B
S1 R- 20


P's:

1. Called "The Rose of the North", Chiang Mai's a city in what modern country?
B: China
T: Burma 3

2. The World Economic Forum traditionally holds its Winter meeting in what Swiss town?
B: Gstaad
T: Zurich 6

3. What TV star tried to trademark the phrase "Adonis DNA"?
B: Erik Estrada
T: The Situation 7

4. The meeting house of the Ancient Roman Senate was called what?
B: The Forum
T: The Parthenon 8


5. What pro sport awards $10M to the winner of the FedEx Cup (Tiger Woods won't be playing for it this yr.)?
B: Tennis
T: NASCAR

6. Located under the rib cage, what purplish organ's responsible for storing platelets?
B: Gallbladder
T: Spleen 12

7. What common element added to tire rubber gives it a black color?
B: Sulfur
T: Carbon 12

DEJA VU 17

EP. RATING: 7

"Id!ottest"- EP. 20XX

Remington ("Sparkles") & Jessie ("Twinkles")
Vern (Brad Pitt lookalike) & Charissa

R1:

R & J: Which one makes the most money?
T $200: U.S. MINT

V & C: Which one's obviously the biggest brat?
Bratwurst Pressed? $200: Y

R & J: Which should you fill w/ bare hands?

Found Gloves? $180: N

V & C: Touch the beverage that definitely ISN'T a witch's brew
IDIOT (A: Water)

"Man v. Fly" M-U (Ben did a bumper before this one): Blair Ellis (bicycle rider) v. Pardeep Singh
R- FAIL

R2: 

V: Touch the 3-D movie- "Traders of the Lost Art", "Bad Dream on Maple Ave", "Star Drek" or Stupid and Stupider".
T $150: "Star Drek"

J: Touch this document's first amendment
T $175: "your" instead of "you're" $   375

C: Touch the only right arrow on the left of the screen (question was upside down)
Success? $175: Y $   375

R: Touch where 11 + 2 = 1
T $150: Clock $   525

G.O.

SM: Which word in black DOESN'T belong if TEST, FESS, CLAIM, FOUND & TRACTOR are under the PRO & CON lists?

FAIL (R: CONFESS/J: CONTEST)

EP. RATING: 3

"AMERICA'S NEXT top model: Guys & Girls" 8/26

PS #3: They posed w/ Melissa Stockwell (Ret. 1st LT., U.S. Army, Paralympian & Purple Heart recipient) & Alex Minsky (Ret. Marine CPL., U.S. Marine Corps & Purple Heart recipient).

FS:
1. Ava (9.3/10/9.2/28.5)
2. Mikey (9/9.5/9.8/28.3)
3. Bello (9.1/9.5/9/27.6)
4. Devin (8.9/9.3/8.7/26.9)
5. Courtney (8.8/9.1/8.8/26.7)
6. Justin (8.7/9/8.3/26)
7. Nyle (8.4/8.8/8.8/26)
8. Lacey (8.9/8.3/8.4/25.6)
9. Mame (7.9/9/8.1/25)
10. Dustin (7.9/7.7/8/23.6)
11. Ashley (7.5/7.9/7.1/22.5)
12. Hadassah (7.4/7.8/7.2/22.4)
PL- Stefano (7.2/7.9/7.2/22.3)

"Steampunk'd" 8/26

ROOM #2: Secret lair
GJ: John "D.J." Des Jardin 

(Note: There will be confetti after the eventual big winner's announced.)

T:
RT: Ave, James, Karianne, J.W. & Tayliss
BT: Ms. Morgan, Eddie, Charles & Lady Hawk

W- J.W. (R-U: James)
2ND ELIM.- Lady Hawk (Also on Bottom: Charles)

"America's Best Dance Crew" 8/26

R1:
Quest Crew: "Shut Up and Dance"
Kinjaz: "Earned It" by The Weeknd
Super CR3W: "Where Are U Now" by Jack U feat. Justin Bieber

FR:
Quest Crew: "Febreze" by Jack U feat. 2 Chainz
Kinjaz: "OG" by Troyboi
Super CR3W: "Block Rockin' Beats" by The Chemical Brothers

"twinning" 8/26

ddc #5: They placed photos of parts of each other's body on a board; however, some body parts belonged to a stranger.
W- Winston & Bennett (12 out of 14), Claire & Shawn (13 out of 14) & Tre & Torian (ran board)

t-o #5: Skyler & Spencer v. Adam & Cory

1. What sport has the hottest athletes?
C&A: FOOTBALL/SURFING
S&S: BASKETBALL

2. How many sexual partners is too many?
C&A: TWO/2
S&S: 5/2

3. Who's your female celebrity crush?
C&A: ANGELINA JOLIE/MILA KUNIS
S&S: NIKKI MANJI/NIKKI MANIASH- ACCEPTABLE

4. When it comes to breasts, what's the ideal size?
C&A: PERFECT SIZE/D
S&S: DOUBLE D/DD

5. If you had all the money in the world, what would you buy?
S&S: HOUSE
C&A: CADILLAC (CTS-)V/LAMBORGHINI

6. If you were forced to eat just one vegetable, what would you choose?
C&A: SALAD/BEETS
S&S: BROCOILI/BROCOLLI- W

"Home Free" 8/26

DDC #6: They first looked in a drawer full of keys for the one that unlocked the bedroom's door. The teams had to pay attention to the floor pattern in that rm. because they had to recreate it. Finally, they had to get the twin mattresses from the back rm. & throw them in the trash bin. This all happened while they were handcuffed.
W- Tiffany & Oreanna
UPSTAIRS: Tiffany & Oreanna & Ben & Kasey

W- UPSTAIRS
HOME- Josh & Lauren

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Id!ottest"- EP. 2044

Justin & Kafeena (exes/roommates)
Anthony (substitute teacher) & Ben

R1:

J & K: Clara made lemonade. Besides lemons, water & ice, what did she put in it?
Spoon Found? $  40: N

A & B: Which best represents the expression "KISS and makeup"?
KISS Heart Pressed? $  80: Y

J & K: What hashtag's trending?
T $140: #trending

A & B: How many are in this baker's dozen- zero, four, 12 or 13?

T $  20: 12 $   100

R2:

B: Which person's first in line?
Successful? $100: Y $   200

J: What can you remove to make INVISIBLE VISIBLE?
IDIOT

A: Touch the bow (by a person) & arrow
Success? $175: Y $   375

K: Which one's definitely child-proof?
T $100: Booster seat (A: Sonogram)

R3: 

1. Which plug do you need to turn this lamp on?
B $650: The one in the person's hand $1,025
K $350: FAIL

2. How many temples are there- zero, one, five or nine?
J $2K: FIVE
A $1800: NINE $2,825

SM: Logically, what should replace the question mark at the end of this SUBWAY line (given Stockton, Uniontown, Broadway, Whereville & Ardsley)- Highland, Yahootown, Summervale or Fairfield?

B :13: YAHOOTOWN
A :01: FAIRFIELD $3,825

EP. RATING: 7

"Cutthroat Kitchen" 8/26

Clay (won $5,400 on 3/22)
Hop (lost in FR of the ep. where Huda set the then-civilian record)
Jessica ($14,400 happier on 2/9)
J: Jet

(Note: Paula Deen & Nick Carter are joining "dancing with the stars" this season.)

R1: BBQ chicken

A #1:
1. Prep/cook obstacle course- CLAY ($16,800)
2. Tug o'war to retain their chicken (loser had to use a canned whole chicken)- HOP ($21,200); JESSICA GOT THAT CANNED CHICKEN
3. Look for five birds on the premises w/ binoculars- JESSICA ($18,900)(H)

SENT AWAY FIRST- Hop

FR: Sack lunch


A #2:
1. Rock wall prep/cook station- CLAY ($  8,300)
2. Choose ingredients from several sack lunch bags- JESSICA ($11,800)
3. Fit all gear into the back of a Buick Century Wagon- JESSICA ($  8,700)

WINNING FOR 2ND TIME- Jessica (New GT: $23,100)

"MasterChef" 8/26/15

RESTAURANT TAKEOVER: Chaya (Japanese fusion restaurant)
RT: Steven, Nick & Claudia (Other TC: Derrick
W- RT

PT #8: Judges' favorite dishes
Christina: Manicotti
Graham: Squid ink-striped farfalle tossed w/ fruits de mer sauce
Gordon: Egg yolk ravioli in sage brown butter sauce


L- Hetal

"America's got Talent" 8/26/15

SP: "Le Reve- The Dream"

DUNKIN' SAVE: Benjamin, Daniella & Gary- GARY
1. Mountain Faith Band & Selected Faith- MOUNTAIN FAITH BAND
2. Chapkis Dance Family & Alicia- ALICIA
3. The Professional Regurgitator & Oz- BOTH
4. DADitude!, Freelusion & Metal Mulisha Fitz Army- FREELUSION
JUDGES' SAVE- DANIELLA (Heidi dissented)

"Skin Wars: Fresh Paint"- SPECIAL

R1: The front of the body (waist-up) had to be painted in regards to one's alter-ego. The three who made it past this rd. would be teamed up w/ one of the three mentors for the later rds.

Adelaide: Ms. Giggles- NATALIE
Bridget: Mermaid
Max: Green monster- DUTCH
Nora: Abstract rainbow
Ryno: The Devil- GEAR
Steven: Feminine mystique


R2: Natural-element collaborations (front head-to-toe)
GJ: Mat Gleason (The Huffington Post) & Emma Cammack

M: Life & death
A: Ice to fire- ELIM. (also, Natalie became the 3rd judge)
R: Tree of Life

FR: Full-body 360-degree orig. costume design based on royalty

W- RYNO

(Final note: Neil DeGroot was the director.)

"Big Brother" 8/26/15

PoVC #9 ("Newly Zingle"): This is the competition where the HGs have to ID which three HGs are stuffed into each picture.
E: Vanessa, Meg (John was so happy about that) & Julia

Julia- 4:45.7
Steve- L
Austin- L
Vanessa- 2:51.6 W

8/26/15 Quick News & Notes

-For a very, very short time when they were taping eps. from Vegas during their next-to-last syndicated season, "Deal" flashed the BD/SD amount graphic w/o the ".00" part.
-"Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!" no longer does the pre-commercial bumpers from HOLLYWOOD involving celebrities doing something interesting before they come out.
-According to the "Chopped" judges, the "trash fish" used was scut fish.
-Last night on the return of "tosh.0", there was a clip of somebody giving birth to a baby while in the "Ca$h Cab" (likely a game that never aired). 
-I don't think "LMaD" has ever offered a Lincoln (they have offered Mercury automobiles in the past), at least since the '70s. 
-The two shows in the U.S. that have used the words "Total Prize Money" were "Millionaire" & "Don't Forget the Lyrics!".
-Ford is planning to revive the Ranger for '18. 
-I have heard those cheesy car horns twice for Mariners being ejected at SAFECO Field, at least for Milton Bradley; was that trumpet player in the crowd or in the broadcasting booth?
-Chris Harrison used a Chrysler 300 while taping "Millionaire" this season. 
-On the pilot for "HOLLYWOOD Showdown", there was a comma on the Box Office.
-$500 QD items tomorrow: Sleep mask, bottle stopper & fresh breath spray.

"Sports JEOPARDY!" 8/26

Matt Baron (Oak Park, IL): Publicist & communications specialist
Fish Fain (Valencia): Homemaker
Curtis Smith (Rancho Santa Margarita): Acct. exec.

BB:
A POKER HAND (themed board)
QUEEN
JACK
FORE!
10 
2

TDD (Jack- 500): Fish's betting his 2,250 while being 1K ahead of Curtis.

Ken Burns' film "Unforgivable Blackness" told of the rise & fall of this boxer.

Sharing his name w/ a musician, Jack Johnson would be the name.

HS:

Matt: 750/Fish: 5,250/Curtis: 1,750

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 750 (FORE!)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 1K (Queen)

CS:

Matt: 1.5K/Fish: 8K/Curtis: 1,250

DJ!:
FANTASY HOCKEY
MY FAT CONTRACT
THE VARSITY
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM NAMES
THE BELMONT STAKES
THE NBAer SEZ...

TDD (The NBAer Sez...- 2K): Matt has 6K & if successful will surpass Fish's 11K & Curtis' 4,250.

Larry Bird, on the new statue of this man at the Hawks' arena: "I'm pretty sure it's not made in a defensive stance".

"Who is Dominique Wilkins?"- exactly right.

DD #2 (The Belmont Stakes- 2K): Since he stands at 5,750, Curtis could be a closer 3rd place if he says the correct response for this 5K clue.

This "wee" jockey brought home winners in the '50s, '60s & '70s.

"Who is Wee Johnson?"- GIVE ME A BREAK.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 1.5K (The Varsity)

Pre-Final S:

Matt: 12K/Fish: 15K/Curtis: 1,750 (ME)
FISH'S CORYAT: 12,250

FJ! C: OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS

One of the three indiv. events that are the same for both men & women in Olympic competition.

C: "What is the pompel horse" (0)
M: "What is the floor ex are the ring?" (8,499) = 3,501
F: "WHAT ARE FLOOR ExceRCISe" (Others: Vault & Trampoline)(11,499) = 26,499

"HOLLYWOOD Game Night" 8/25

Brian Orr (regional sales specialist in Livermore, CA): Paul Scheer, Constance Wu & Randall Park
Ginger Verne (cardiac rehab nurse in Medford): Amy Smart, Randall Cobb (Packers WR) & Bobby Moynihan

TF:
1. Matthew & Katy Perry- BOBBY
2. Jon & Kristen Stewart- CONSTANCE
3. Denise & Keith Richards- PAUL
4. Martin & Jennifer Lawrence- BRIAN
5. Anthony & Pamela Anderson- RANDALL P.
6. Ed & Neil Patrick Harris- X
7. Tom & Wayne Brady- X
8. Larry & Don King- X

BB:
GINGER: "MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON", "FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL", "THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING", "FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH"
BRIAN: "PLANET OF THE APES", "THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY", "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES", "MARCH OF THE PENGUINS", "WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP" & "SEX AND THE CITY"

StB:
Real Items on Denny's Menu: GREEN EGGS & SLAM, SLAMMY DAVIS JUNIOR, SLAM I AM, SLAM, BAM, THANK YOU, MA'AM, THE GRAND SLAMMWICH- PAUL ELIM. BOBBY
The Seven Dwarfs: MINI-ME, KEVIN HART, SLEAZY, NANELLS, BASHFUL- PAUL ELIM. NANELLS
College Football Bowl Games: "CANDY CRUSH" BOWL, WIKILEAKS EDWARD SNOWDEN BOWL, TOFUTTI BOWL, TRAILER PARK BOWL, FIESTA BOWL- PAUL ELIM. RANDALL
Celebrity Colognes: DAVID BECKHAM'S INTIMATELY BECKHAM, JESSICA SIMPSON'S FANCY NIGHTS, KIM KARDASHIAN'S KIM KARDASHIAN, MARIAH CAREY'S LOLLIPOP BLING HONEY, DEREK JETER'S DRIVEN, PARIS HILTON'S FAIRY DUST- PAUL SWEPT RD.

SSR:
"You Can't Hurry Love": "It's a game of give and take"- BRIAN
"It's Not Unusual": "...to see me cry, I wanna die"- X
"I Will Survive": "And I learned how to get along"- CONSTANCE
"YMCA": "You can hang out with all the boys"- X
"My Girl": "I've got the month of May"- BOBBY
"Tainted Love": "I can't sleep at night"- AMY
"Love Potion Number Nine": Song's title- RANDALL P.
"Sweet Home Alabama": "I'm coming home to you"- PAUL

FS AFTER ILaC: 96-68- BRIAN (2nd-highest score ever)

CNG P: Paul (USO) & Bobby (The Valerie Fund)
S: WILL FERRELL, BRUNO MARS, ROBIN WRIGHT, SIMON COWELL, VIN DIESEL, KEANU REEVES, JIM PARSONS, LIAM HEMSWORTH, MEGAN FOX, ASHTON KUTCHER, BLAKE LIVELY- W IN :54

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"Ink Master" 8/25

FC #6: They painted w/ FIRE.
W- Dave & Marisa

ET #9: Neptune (Roman God of Sea)
GJ: Justin Weatherholtz

BT- Chris
NOMINATED BY HCJ- Craig
CUT- Marisa (Also on Bottom: Tyler, Matt & Duffy)

"Chopped" 8/25- START OF TEEN TOURNAMENT #2

Franco Fugel (14)(Hastings-on-Hudson, NY student who started gelato business about four yrs. ago)
Anna Mindell (15)(New Haven)
Theo Vicioso (17)(White Plains, NY; his mom made their own baskets to prepare for this show)
Yazmene Kaylani (16)(Sussex County, NJ)
J: Scott, Maneet & Amanda

A: Swordfish, black garlic mayo, lemon leaves & bear's head mushrooms (half-hr. on the clock)
A: Swordfish w/ sauteed mushrooms, lemon & lime
T: Swordfish cake w/ black garlic aioli & ginger
Y: Swordfish & balsamic mushrooms w/ smoked paprika, cayenne & lime
F: Grilled swordfish & sauteed mushrooms w/ lemon & olive oil- C


E: Hanger, lollipop kale, apple crisp & spray cheese
A: BBQ steak w/ mashed potatoes, sauteed kale, ketchup, molasses & goat cheese
T: Grilled steak w/ kale & polenta, shallots, garlic & cloves- C
Y: Spice-crusted steak w/ kale, crisp sauce, nutmeg, cinnamon & lime

D: Skittles, instant yogurt pudding, tortilla chips & blueberries
A: Blueberry puff pastry fritters w/ lemon
Y: Sponge cake w/ Tiramisu cream- IN

"Face Off" 8/25/15

Immunity Foundation C: This was inspired by the inkblot test.
GJ: Eryn Krueger Mekash
W- Meg

SC #4: These team looks were inspired by gatekeepers & what they have behind their gates.
T: Jason & Ricky, Meg & Libby, Ben & Jordan, Evan & Stevie, Scott & Kevon & Nora & Jasmine

W- Jordan
ELIM.- Libby

"America's got Talent" 8/25/15

1. Chapkis Dance Family
2. Metal Mulisha Fitz Army
3. DADitude!- ALL BUT ELIM. (first four-way buzz-out on the live shows & first live show act to end early in three yrs.)
4. Alicia: "I Put a Spell on You"
5. Gary
6. The Mountain Faith Band: "Shut up and Dance"
7. Oz
8. Selected of God: "Impossible" by Shontelle
9. The Professional Regurgitator: Used Heidi's $500K ring & key
10. Benjamin
11. Daniella: "Bring Him Home" from "Les Miserables"
12. Freelusion

"Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" 8/25

4th Grade U.S. History: What man was the U.S. Secretary of War & provisional governor of Cuba before being elected President in 1908?
COPY: William Taut

New contestant for tonight is Regina Trammel (assistant professor).
C #1: Reagan
T: 1st Grade Animal Science, 1st Grade Mathematics, 2nd Grade Reading, 2nd Grade World Geography, 3rd Grade U.S. History, 3rd Grade Earth Science, 4th Grade U.S. Geography, 4th Grade Measurements, 5th Grade Health & 5th Grade Social Studies

1st Grade Mathematics (Kid C-H- Mateo Contreras): If (mom) Linda makes a dozen cupcakes & Mateo eats five of them, how many cupcakes are left?
G: Seven

1st Grade Animal Science: What's an animal doing when it's molting- hunting for food, shedding its skin or laying its eggs?
G: Shedding its skin

C #2: Dee

2nd Grade Reading: Charlotte's Web centered around a spider named Charlotte & a pig named what?
G: Wilbur

2nd Grade World Geography: T or F- the Tropic of Capricorn's south of the equator.
G: T

C #3: Tres

3rd Grade U.S. History: The Stamp Act of 1765 was a British act of parliament imposing a tax on what- tea, horses or paper?
G: Tea

3rd Grade Earth Science: What's the name of a triangle-shaped deposit of sediment at the mouth of a river?
COPY: "delta!"

C #4: Lauren

4th Grade Measurements: If your mom sends you to the store for three gallons of ice cream but the store only sells pints, how many pints must you buy?
PEEK: 48

"Man v. Fly" M-U: Milo Wilfred Pollard (two-yr.-old) v. Ricardo Simmons, Jr. (as of this wk., Ben doesn't plug each M-U)
R- QUIT AFTER 45.6

EP. RATING: 5

8/25/15 Quick News & Notes

-Former "Crosswits" & "Couch Potatoes" writer Merl Reagle died Sat. at 65.
-"Bullseye" host Jim Bowen has suffered a 3rd stroke.
-This season on "Survivor", all of the Hidden Immunity Idols will look different & some of them will even be hidden in the middle of challenges.
 -I compare the DOB on 10/30/13 to Del Ballard, Jr.'s gutterball at the very end that caused him to lose the '91 Fair Lanes Open & Jean Van de Velde's meltdown at the '99 (British) Open Championship (not to mention the DOB from 1/30/09).
-I compare the "worst week ever" of "WHEEL" from Dec. '06 to Ruben Rivera's baserunning gaffe (which caused Jon Miller to say "And that was the worst baserunning in the history of the game").
-I don't think "Price" airs two non-consec. DOBs in the same first-run wk. anymore; the last time that happened was in late Oct. '11.
-The top prize for the celebrity winner of "Worst Cooks in America" is a $50K charity donation. 
-"Total Drama: Ridiculous Race" premieres on Labor Day on Cartoon Network. 
-A clip of "The Apprentice" was shown on "CONAN" last night. 
-Mike Klauss was in the "Price" audience for today's aired show.
-Monty Hall turns 94 today & Regis turns 84. 
-Joy Behar will return to "The View" this season & Brian Teta is now a co-EP. 
-Jerry Springer appeared on "MLB Now" today.
-The $10K on the Super Spin-Off board was in the same font as some of the text from "You Don't Know Jack".
-A yr. after he won "american candidate" in '04, Park Gillespie ran for Congress in SC. 
-Very early in the run of "The Challengers", when the intro logo was shown, it was on a black background & the Challengers Sprint timer's background was blue. 
-When "The Biggest Loser" returns, it will NOT include Alison.
-$500 QD items for tomorrow's tapings: 10-sided die, taco shell & doily.

"The Price is Right" 8/25

FF: Jessica Harris, Michael Druskovich, Gary Thompson & Taylor Riley
IUFB #1: Apple 27" iMac + Airport Extreme (J in Clam)

JESSICA: 2300/MICHAEL: 1K/GARY: 1.5K/TAYLOR: 1501

Taylor played OWP.

SONY 55" 4K 3-D HDTV (M): $3K
BCBG Max Azria acc. (R): $1174- L
SOLE E35 (J): $2768

5. Jean Thomas
IUFB #2: Danby wine/beverage centers (M at #5)

Jessica:   725/Michael:   351 (SG)/Gary:   499/JEAN:   650

This Gary likely will be the last aired person this season to play the CG; he had a shot at a Honda Civic.
Range C: #5- $3K (#1: $1K/#2: $3K/#3: $2K/#4: $1K/#6: $5K/#7: $2K)

1. 9S $15,900$
2. 10C $16,900$
3. 6D $17,500$
4. 10S $18,500$

R: $18.5K to $21.5K
ARP: $19,910$

6. Lina Holifield
IUFB #3: hTC 4G smartphone w/ one-yr. plan (ceiling)

Jessica: 1700/Michael: 1400/LINA: 1200/Jean: 1.5K

The top bidder was birthday girl Jessica & she had a chance to go to the Hotel Solymar (J at #3), a $9,596 holiday, if she knew which products were NoT mar. 1996 mar.
I: Miracle Gro Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food $5.19, Classico Four Cheese Alfredo $3.29, Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake $2.89, Rolaids Advanced $4.99, Dixie Napkins $3.49 & Blue Diamond Honey Roasted $4.59

B.D.: N- $
M.G.: N- X
Dixie N.: N- $
Rolaids: T- X

SCSD #1:
Taylor: 35 + 60 = .95

Jessica: 35 + 15 = H-D
Gary ($20,490): 45 X2


7. Erin Scott
IUFB #4: Adami & Martucci jewelry (M in CR)

ERIN:   675/Michael: 2.5K/Lina: 1200/Jean: 1201

Value: $1,...215- Jean had her work cut out for her on LeU for the Hyundai Elantra (Std., Prot, Net)(M).

1
  : 658 Bradley smoker (R)
  : 67 Zojirushi rice cooker
  : 942 Wusthof cutlery (J)
2

DOUBLE DEUCES GOT HER (G: $15,692 & $18,642)

8. Duane Bible
IUFB #5: GoPro HERO4s (ladies)

Erin:   900/Michael: 1050/Lina: 1051/DUANE:   800

Duane could ride off on a YAMAHA WaveRunner (life vest also thrown in) if he won SBS.
G: 8864

FINAL PLAYER: Katherine Cole
FINAL IUFB: Fat Cat hockey table (ladies at SS)

Erin: 1100/Michael:   701/Lina:   702/KATHERINE:   700

While Michael was clubhoused, Lina played P!.

Black & Decker aUTO Pivot Vac 52: 5
Ozeri salad spinner 48: 8
Libman broom 32: 2
Cuisinart juicer 95: 9

1. 10K
2. 1K (R)
3.
500 (R)

4. 10K $21.5K

SCSD #2:
Jean: 20 + 30 = H-D
Duane ($9,684): NICKEL X16 = .8

Lina ($22,346): 60 + 90

TAYLOR'S SHOWCASE:
#3- JumpSport (M)
R of #2- Trip to Hyatt Regency Kathmandu (R)
#4- Trip to Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa (J)

BID ON TRIPS SHOWCASE: $22.5K (ARP: $21,447)

DUANE'S PARTYING SHOWCASE:
#1- Margaritaville + Alpine Furniture dining set, 5n trip to Cancun (R)
#2- Toyota Yaris 5dr (Std., Mats)(J)

BID ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $26K (ARP: $24,681)

EP. RATING: 6