## Monday, December 18, 2006

### DEBUT: Identity

First contestant is Herb Irvine from Boston.

About the money ladder: The first correct response gets you \$1,000. The second ups the winnings to \$5,000. Each of the next two steps are worth \$5,000 increments up to \$15,000 for correct ID #4. The fifth is worth \$25,000, and each one up until the eighth one is worth \$25,000 more than the last, up to \$100,000 for correct ID #8. #9 is worth \$150,000, #10 is worth \$250,000, and #11 wins the \$500,000 grand prize.

Irvine tries Rabbi first, and thinks #4 is the Rabbi man. For \$1,000........it is!

Next, Irvine thinks #2 is the Burglesque Dancer. For \$5,000......it is!

At this point, things will get tougher, so we have three helps for our players along the way. Mistaken Identity is where you can afford to make one mistake and stay in the game. Tri-Identity is where you can choose one ID out of the #12 and narrow the people choices for that ID to three people. Finally, there's a panel of experts that can help out.

Next, Irvine says #3 is the jockey. For \$10,000.....correct!

Next, Irvine thinks #8 is 7 months pregnant. For \$15,000......correct!

ID possibilties left at this point:
-Celebrity Hair Braider
-Nuclear Physicist
-Ufologist
-Mr. Moviefone
-Scientologist
-Shark Attack Victim
-Pro Volleyball Player

Irvine says #12 is the Celebrity Hair Braider. For \$25,000.....correct!

Irvine says the girl at #6 is the Pro Volleyball Player. For \$50,000......YES!

Penn Jillette notices that the people Irvine brought with him for advice is saying nothing but "Dude! Dude!" Talk about a lack of help!

Irvine, after some thought, thinks #1 is Mr. Moviefone. For \$75,000......NO. That's his first mistake. At this point, he can stop after any successful ID and keep the money won at that point, but a second incorrect ID loses all the money.

Irvine asks Mark Edgar Stephens about what he sees as a scientologist. He says one is confident and is standing well, so he thinks #10. Dr. Deborah Anderson thinks it's #1.

Irvine guesses #7 as the shark attack victim. For \$75,000 and to stay in the game......

.....YES!

He decides to use the Tri-Identity, and uses it on Nuclear Physcist. #9, #10 or #11?
He can walk at this point......and he does! He would've said #10 as the Nuclear Phycist......NO! That person was a scietologist! So Irvine did the right thing here!

Next is Andrea Brown from Atlanta. Possiblities for this game:

-Sumo Wrestler
-Bounty Hunter
-Painter
-Ballet Dancer
-Skydiver
-Baton Twirler
-IRS Agent
-Pro Bullrider
-Major League Umpire
-Termite Inspector
-Retired English Professor

Brown says #9 is the sumo wrestler for \$1,000......yes!

Brown is torn between #11 and #8 as the retired English professor. She chooses #11 as the professor.....and is right for \$5,000!

Brown chooses #7 as the Pro Bullrider. For \$10,000......yes!

Brown says #1 is the Bounty Hunter. For \$15,000......yes!

Brown says #2 is the Academy Award Winner. For \$25,000.....the audience's fears were confirmed, as she's wrong.

Brown uses the Tri-Identity on the Ballet Dancer. Possiblities are #2, #3 and #4. She says #3 is it. For \$25,000.......

.....yes!

Brown says #8 is the umpire. For \$50,000.........

......yes! She stops after that. See you tomorrow, I hope....