Family Feud: Let's see if they can head into their first rerun break on a good note. The Krauses will try to make that happen with the seventh undefeated championship of the season, IF they can beat the Darouvars. The challengers today are led by Sandra, and her cohorts are Sabrina, Sharon, John and Simon.
Opening question: According to 100 women, name a reason why you might like to marry John O' Hurley! Starting with:
2. Hot/sexy/distinguished (23, Michelle)
5. Great dancer (4, Sandra)
The champs play. Alana says having lots of dough...NUMBER ONE (28)! Julie's first guess today is being a good singer...no. Lee then says he's a good author....NO! He's written a couple of books that I know of for Pete's sakes! Jeff then tries having a nice car...three strikes in a row. For the steal, Sandra says being famous...it's #3 (17) for 55. Not said:
4. Fun/nice person (7)
6. Smooth/debonair (4)
7. Well dressed (4)
Second question: Name something you still believe in even though you've never seen it. Starting with:
1. God (60, Sabrina)
The challengers will play this time. Sharon then says nothing for strike one. John says Santa Claus....NO! Another shocker. Simon then answers ghosts...#3 (5)! Sandra's next guess is tooth fairy....NO! What is up with these people surveyed today? For a ten-point lead, Michelle says Heaven...that's #4 (5) for the points! Not given:
2. UFOs/aliens (9)
5. Gravity (2)
6. Honest government (2)
7. Miracles (2)
Double: Reasons why women watch football. Starting with:
1. Hanging out with her man (34, Sharon)
The challengers play this tough question. John says for the love of the sport...#3 (23)! Simon then says in order to drink...no. Sandra's next answer is hot athletes...#2 (32)! Next is Sabrina with gambling...#4 (3)! Sharon then says to impress people...no sweep with that. John's final guess this round is, as a new LeAnn Rimes song might say, "Nothin' Better to Do"...no sweep, so it's steal time. Michelle says that bottom answer is to watch those commericals...it is (3) to go to 249! Impressive!
Triple: Name a holiday whose true meaning is, "No school". John says Christmas (68)...it's NUMBER ONE for control! Simon then thinks of Easter...uh, that's a weekend holiday, so that's not gonna work. Sandra tries to do better with Thanksgiving and that's #2 (12)! Sabrina then answers with Columbus Day...bottom answer (5)! Sharon tries to win her team the championship with President's Day....WIN (8) at 334!
Fast Money: Sabrina and John score 168 for $840.
TPIR: Today's first four players are Daniel Kissner, Ute Kelly, Justin Mesai and Bertha Neely. The first IUFB is snowboarding equipment.
ARP: $2,494, giving Kissner the right to play Five Price Tags for a 2008 Ford Mustang. Here are the five choices for the ARP of it:
The first SP is a citrus press marked at $204. He says False and it's $150, so he's on the board. Second, we have a board game marked at $23, and he says True for another right answer. Third, we have a retro alarm clock radio marked at $90 and he says False...but that's True. Finally, we have a pizza maker marked at $100 and he says False...but that's True. Now, for the car. His first pick is $24,322...
...no. His other pick is $23,340. It's either that or $20,045.....
...no. Was it $20,045...yes. Even if he had won all of the SPs, he probably still wouldn't have won.
Next is Maha Sweece and the second IUFB is a grandfather clock.The winner also gets a $40 supply of NutraMist spray.
ARP: $1,887, and Mesai will play Grand Game. The target is $8, and the products are Pine Sol, tweezers, Oreos, Senokot, NasoClear and Ziploc bags. First pick is the cookies, which are $3.89. Second pick is the Pine Sol, which is $4.49. Third pick is the bags, which are $2.79. He goes for it with the spray...but that's $8.99, so he wins no money. The Senokot was $7.49 (the last correct one) and the tweezers were $9.99.
The next player is William Kolizak and the next IUFB is a laptop computer. The winner also gets $40 worth of cough drops.
ARP: $1,099, so Kelly's strategy works out and she will play Shopping Spree for a motorbike, a dinette, a washer/dryer and a fireplace. The target this time is $5,500. Her first pick is the washer/dryer, which is $2,598. Her second pick is the dinette, which is $1,199. Final pick is the bike and it's $2,069, so she's the first winner of the day! The fireplace was $599, according to Golden Road.net.
Mesai gets to the Showcase and wins $1,000 off the Big Wheel.
The next player is Dane Chase and the next IUFB is a catameran. The winner also gets $40 worth of HBP medicine.
ARP: $3,195, so Sweece's last-second bid wins her the right to play for two West Coast trips- to Scottsdale, AZ and Santa Fe, NM. Arizona is marked at $5,534 and Santa Fe is marked at $4,411. She leaves the prices as they are...no.
Next to exit the crowd is Elizbeth Marcucci and the next IUFB is a set of kids furniture and books. The winner also gets a $40 supply of gel insoles.
ARP: $1,055, so Neely is playing Cover Up for a Pontiac Vibe. Board:
First number: 1 or 3?
Second number: 0, 4 or 8?
Third number: 1, 3, 5 or 9?
Fourth number: 0, 1, 2, 3 or 9?
Last number: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7?
First guess is $18,395...only the middle number is wrong. Does she place the 1 to win the $18,195 car...yes!
The last player is Randall Corneer and the final IUFB today is a diamond necklace.
ARP: $1,995, so Corneer will play Squeeeeeeeeeeze Play for a spa. The board:
My gut was $6,850 and he agrees...NO! It was $6,650.
SSD2: During the episode, the revived split screen for the Showcase Showdown is gold, and is only used on a contestant's first spin. Corneer spins the dollar for $1,000 in American money! The other loser this half spins a dime...and 70. The only winner this half spins 35...and goes over by a nickel. As for the Bonus Spin...Corneer's $11,000 richer!!
The first Showcase has a game room consisting of a soda machine, a pool table, a chess game table and a player piano. Mesai bids $15,232, which I think is a GARF. Corneer sees things in the models' garage, which are bowling equipment, a Wurlitzer jukebox and a 2008 Chrysler Aspen! He bids $39,000.
ARP for Corneer: $42,775, a difference of $3,775. ARP for Mesai: $18,499, a difference of $3,267, so he barely wins and takes home $21,426 in cash and prizes. Corneer couldn't quite pull it out, but he still leaves with $12,995 in cash and prizes.
WWTBAM: Christine Jock finishes up. Gameplay resumes with this $16,000 question:
In a shocking 2007 issue, what comic book superhero was shot down on the steps of a federal courthouse in NYC?
C: Captain America
D: The Incredible Hulk
The 50:50 leaves Daredevil and Captain America. She then says Captain America...
C: Captain America
D: The Incredible Hulk
...correct for $16,000! $25,000 question:
Mark Leakey, a famed archaeologist of human-like fossils, made many discoveries at the Olduvai Gorge in what country?
A: South Africa
She calls her father Allen, who says he has it down to the bottom two. He eventually says a guess of Kenya. She agrees...
A: South Africa
...NO. It was the other choice. She leaves with $1,000 and a DVD game.
Erik Aurigemma from North Salem, NY is next. For $4,000:
Featured in the name of a well-known L.A. attraction, "la brea" is Spanish for what?
A: The beach
B: The gold
C: The steam
D: The tar
The 50:50 leaves gold and tar. He says tar...
A: The beach
B: The gold
C: The steam
D: The tar
...correct. $8,000 question:
What Middle Eastern country's flag features a cedar tree?
He asks the audience. 68% said Lebanon, 14% said Syria and 12% said Kuwait. He agrees with the crowd on Lebanon...
...right! $16,000 question:
In the classic video game, Pac-Man evaded a group of ghosts nicknamed Blinky, Pinky, Inky and what?
This was easy, and we both get Clyde for $16,000! For $25,000:
In the iconic 1851 painting "George Washington Crossing the Delaware", how many people are in Washington's boat?
A: Less than 10
B: Between 10 and 15
C: Between 15 and 20
D: More than 20
He's fairly sure it's A, but he checks by calling his father, Peter. He says B instead. The player decides to agree with his father...
A: Less than 10
B: Between 10 and 15
C: Between 15 and 20
D: More than 20
...he's right for $25,000! But both $50,000 questions let him down, so that's his final total.
Heather Hanson-Mohammed from the Bronx has some trouble on this $500 question:
A person who is compared to a "long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs" is best described as what?
87% of the audience said jumpy while 9% said drowsy. She says jumpy and is right. She then gets to $1,000 before time expires for the week.
WOF: Wrapping up a good week here, our players tonight are Chris Zora (in the yellow) from Monticello, IL (who is a network manager for an agricultural processor), Nicole Griffin from Kerry, NC (who is a microbiologist and is about to get a Master's Degree at NC State University) and Amy Boohorn from Hitchcock, TX (who works at a crime lab, mostly for alcoholic beverages).
The man in the middle gets MOTORCYCLE STUNTS for $1,000 (consider that a little tribute to Evel Knievel, who just passed away) and then AIR MATTRESS for another $2,000.
The first round is tonight's Prize Puzzle Round and its category is Phrase. Out on the wheel now is a trip to Scotland worth $7,582, and it's inspired by the new movie "The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep". After he calls the N for $300 and the Free Spin, we have...
_ U S T/_ _ _ T/_/N E E _ E _
...I didn't get it immediately, but I have it now. After calling the D's, he solves JUST WHAT I NEEDED for $1,400 and a trip to Aruba, for a new total of $10,200.
Wheel Watchers' Club members, if you match the following code and you respond within 24 hours on the designated area on the show's website, you've won a trip to Aruba as well (and $50,000 if you have the Sony Card as well):
Jackpot Round category is the newest category- Fictional Family. After Boohorn buys the I's, we have...
T I N _/T I _/&/_ _ _/_ R A T _ H I T
...I don't have the foggiest idea. After a $500 M and a $300 Y, she buys an O but gets the Bankrupt next. Back to the man, who calls two C's for $600 and two B's for $700 and he solves TINY TIM & BOB CRATCHIT for $1,300 and $11,500 total.
Big Money Round category is Before & After. Griffin calls two R's early on for the Wild Card, but she loses it to a Bankrupt two spins later. After the man buys the O's and the I's, we have...
_ I _ _ _
D E L I V E R _
R O O M
...I don't know the top word. He then calls a C, but that's a dud, so he can't flirt with the Mystery Wedge he landed on at that point and has to use his Free Spin. He then buys an A, which is at the end of the important top word, and I've got it now. He gets it as well with PIZZA DELIVERY ROOM for $650 and a $1,000 gift certificate from DVDEmpire.com, for a new total of $13,150.
Boohorn then gets on the board with WEAR AND TEAR for $3,000. Speed-Up Round category is Phrase and consonants are worth $1,300 a pop. After Boohorn calls the C's, we have...
G _ _ _ N G/_ _ C _/TO/THE/C O _ _ _ N _ T _
..only the last word eludes me now, but she says nothing. The guy calls a dud in P. Griffin calls a K but can't solve. After Boohorn calls the M's, the last word now reads...
C O M M _ N _ T _
...I've got it, but she doesn't it, as she goofs on the top word. The man steals GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY for $1,850 more and an even 15 grand so far. Boohorn has $3,000 and Griffin gets the $1,000 consolation money.
Will we have our first 4 out of 5 BR week of the season? Let's find out. He spins the dollar sign and the category is Things. Starting with:
L _ _
_ R _ _ E S
I think it's ______ BRACES, but I know the top word isn't LEG. He calls M, C, D and A and gets...
L _ _
_ R _ C E S
...I think it's LOW PRICES...and he agrees! He triples his winnings to $45,000, because he wins the $30,000 bonus round jackpot!
Jeopardy!: This is my first episode since the Tournament of Champions. Our champion right now is Lisa Klink (a L.A. TV writer), who has won $53,100, and is trying to become the first five-time champion since the ToC ended. Her challengers tonight are Ralph Dellanno (a high school theology teacher from Edison, N.J.) and Per Milam (a graduate student of philosophy from San Diego). Opening categories:
STATES OF THE UNION
PUBLIC DOMAIN JUKEBOX
WHICH U.S. CABINET DEPT.?
HOW ABOUT A LITTLE ROMANCE LANGUAGE?
At the first break, the champ has a slight lead with $3,000. Dellanno has $2,200 and the other challenger has $1,800. The last category of the round is the U.S. Cabinet one, and Dellanno now leads with $4,800. The champ has four grand and the man in the middle has $3,800. Opening clue:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The champ says "What is the Department of Transportation?"...that's an easy $200. Next:
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
Milam says "What is the Department of the Interior?"...I don't think so, so he's down to $3,400. The other guy says "What is the Food and Drug Administration"...not quite, taking him down to $4,400. Nobody gets Department of Agriculture. Middle clue:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Milam tries "What is the Department of the Interior?"...this time, he's right to go back to four grand. $800 clue....not the DD.
Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
At the last second, Klink rings in with "What is the Department of Energy?"...RIGHT for $5,000 and a shot at the Daily Double! She wagers five bills on this:
Government National Mortgage Association
"What is the Treasure Department?"...I said that too, but that's not right. It was Housing and Urban Development. She finishes the round with $4,500 and a $100 lead.
THE JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY
WESTWARD EXPANSION OF THE U.S.
BESTSELLERS OF THE DECADE (the decade must be IDed in each correct response)
This battle stays real tight early on. Thanks to a string of wrong responses by the challengers and a few right ones by the champ, the champ has a little more comfortable lead at $11,700. Milam has $6,000 and the other man has $5,200. Both Daily Doubles are still up for grabs with Hospitals (the first two clues there were triple stumpers) and Westward Expansion of the U.S. as the only two categories left. First clue in Westward Expansion:
It created an all-water link from NYC to the Great Lakes and opened up the settlement of the Great Lakes area.
Milam says "What is the Erie Canal?"...correct to go to $6,400. $800 clue:
On May 10, 1869, telegraph operators in Utah signaled the nation that this had been completed.
Milam's in again with "What is the Transcontinental Railway?"...right again to go to $7,200. Middle clue:
This 1862 act gave 160 acres of free land to anyone who had lived on it and improved it for five years.
The champ's in this time with "What is the Homestead Act?"...that's right to go to $12,900! $1,600 clue....DAAAAAAAIIIIILLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE!! She wagers two grand:
In the 1846 Oregon Treaty, the British gave up claims to all territory below the 49th Parallel except this large island.
"What is Vancouver Island?"...RIGHT for a new total of $14,900! Final clue there:
This 1853 deal that brought the U.S. chunks of New Mexico and Arizona is known in Mexico as the Sale of La Mesilla.
Dellanno's guess is "What is the Gaston Purchase?"...correct to go to $7,200. He goes for the $1,200 hospital clue next:
An L.A. "Home for the Incurables" named for this holy mountain later merged with Cedars of Lebanon.
Milam says "What is Sinai?"...right to go to $8,400. He tries the $2,000 clue...no DD.
This fittingly-named Paris complex was founded as a Veteran's Hospital by Louis XIV.
The champ rings in with "What is Les Invalides?"...she's right, and just like late last round, by getting the next-to-last clue of a round, she gets to try a Daily Double at the end of the round! She could put this game away with $16,900 so far. She wagers FIFTY BUCKS. You read that right. Here's the clue:
London's HTD, hospital for these diseases, has a consultant parasitologist and leprologist.
"What are tropical diseases?"...right to end the round with $16,950. This is her game to lose.
FJ! category: Word History.
This term for a deadly substance may derive from the name of a love goddess.
Milam wrote down "What is poisonus?"...no. He drops to $5,999. Dellanno's response was "What is ambrosia?"...also not right. That costs him $3,600, meaning he will finish in third place at $4,800 unless the lady screwed up big time. She wrote down "What is venom?"...RIGHT for another $100, AND SHE'S A FIVE-TIME CHAMP! Total now: $70,150!
DOND: Tonight's first contestant is Marisa Ortiz from Davie, FL. Should she win a ton of money tonight, she'll quit her bartending job. Her case of destiny is #6.
1. #2- $25,000
2. #22- ONE MILLION DOLLARS
3. #16- $50
4. #7- $400
5. #12- $75,000
6. #18- $100,000
FIRST OFFER: $27,000- NO DEAL
1. #4- $100
2. #20- $5
3. #26- PENNY
4. #15- $50,000
5. #9- $750
SECOND OFFER: $54,000- NO DEAL
1. #13- $500
2. #21- $300,000
3. #17- $10
4. #3- $25
THIRD OFFER: $66,000- NO DEAL
1. #1- $1
2. #14- $300
3. #25- $500,000
FOURTH OFFER: $81,000- NO DEAL
1. #8- $750,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #24- $1,000
FIFTH OFFER: $48,000- NO DEAL
Ortiz's next pick is #10....$10,000. New offer: $70,000....NO DEAL. Next pick is #11....
...STRIKE TWO- that's $200,000. New offer: $63,000....DEAL! And she made a perfect deal, because her next pick of #19 had the $400,000! Her case had $5,000.
Returning on the next show is Jallah Leonard from Newport, RI. He's a math teacher. His case choice is #23.
1. #17- $75,000
2. #10- $100
3. #2- ONE MILLION DOLLARS
4. #25- $10,000
5. #16- $500
6. #7- $5
FIRST OFFER: $42,000- NO DEAL
ROUND 2 (Last round this show):
1. #11- $750
2. #6- $5,000
3. #15- $750,000
4. #1- $100,000
5. #5- #10
SECOND OFFER: $37,000- NO DEAL
BTW, this contestant has a crush on Claudia Jordan, who holds case #1! He also got a call from the principal of the school he's teaching at, Patti Dicenso!
BTW, this show will be on for two hours on Wednesday, starting at 8 PM. In the final game that night, a unique couple version of the show will be played. Tune in to see exactly how it works!
December will be called, as I see it, "Deal December".
That's the Question: Tonight's players are Gwen Willheit from L.A. (who is a retired phone operator) and Dennis Hensley, originally from Arizona (who is a writer and was a former dancer on a cruise ship). First board:
_ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _/_ _ _/
_ _ _ _/_ _/_ _ _/_ _ _ _ _ _?
Later on, we have...
_ _ A T/I _ U I T/_ O U S E/_ I _ _ T/_ O T/
_ A S T/I _/T _ E/S A _ A _ A?
...and the lady leads 10-8.
(AFHL)- From the planet Melmac, what alien sitcom star's real name was Gordon Shumway? He gets ALF for five H's and points, giving him 13 and the lead.
(STMNAEWOHMEELCUTTY)- "How do I love thee?"- That's the question by Elizabeth Barrett Browning preceding what next line? She says "Let me count the ways"...correct for an M, taking her to 11.
(DASGAID)- What athletic shoe got its name from the company's founder, Adi Dassler? He gets Adidas for a G and a new total of 14, and he wants to solve...
WHAT INUIT HOUSE MIGHT NOT LAST IN THE SAHARA?
...he solves correctly to go to 19. That was a fairly tricky question, but he got it no sweat. Second board:
_ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _/
_ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _ _ _/_ _ _ _?
ANSWER: Mr. Bean
After the male knows about a bloodhound, we have...
_ T A R/R _ W A N/A T _ I N _ _ N/P _ A Y _/
W _ A T/_ R I T I _ _/TWIT?
ANSWER: Mr. Bean
...and he leads 28-17.
(LLA'NLERBI)- On "Sadie Hawkins Day", the girls chase the boys on what comic strip set in Dog Patch, USA? She gets Lil' Abner for an L and goes to 18.
(SESUGALKSSN)- What oversized fashion accessory is eclipsing the faces of the rich and famous? He gets SUNGLASSES for a K, and tries to solve another puzzle...
STAR ROWAN ATKINGSON PLAYS WHAT BRITISH TWIT?
...he didn't need the H's- he's up to 34! Final board of the round:
'_ _ _ _/_-_ _ _ _'/_ _/_ _ _ _ _/_ _/_ _ _ _?
Some of you might have gotten this question right away. After the man knows about Janeane Garofalo, we have...
' _ _ N _/_-M A _ L'/_ _/_ N O W N/A _/W _ A _?
...and he still leads 40-22.
(RSELUKAJEM)- If you're praying at the "Wailing Wall", in what city are you in? She gets Jerusalem, despite having a little pronunciation goof at the end of the word, for two K's and points, so she has 24.
(EAPYLJAUNKE)- Cartoonist Gary Trudeau was married to what TV news personality? He says the wife is Jane Pauley for a J and 41, and he goes for his third puzzle solve this game...
'JUNK E-MAIL' IS KNOWN AS WHAT?
...I got worried that he would forget that E before MAIL, but he didn't and is now up to 46!
First board of Round 2:
"_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _/_ _ _ _"/_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _/
_ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _?
ANSWER: _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Later on, we have this showing...
"W _ T E R S _ _ _/_ _ W N"/_ E _ T _ R E S/
W _ _ T/W _ R R E N/R E S _ _ E N T S?
ANSWER: R _ _ _ _ T S
...the man still leads 52-36. The lady is now in control.
(MFEIGBKINAARJNLNN)- Citing bad bird behavior, what patriot felt that the bald eagle was not the best U.S. national emblem? She can't get Benjamin Franklin. Two H's go into the question.
(YNBRBDADBIA)- In "Beyond the Sea", Kevin Spacey did his own singing what he played what pop star? He gets Bobby Darin for eight points and 60 total. Four A's go into the question, and another is the second letter of the answer.
(TRITDEFO)- What "Motor City" erected the first STOP sign in 1814? He gets Detroit no problem for an F and another two points.
(UARSHA)- What Biblical woman laughed to herself when she was told that she would bear a child at age 90? He gets Sarah with a second left for a U and another two points. After being barely late when calling for a puzzle solve, he goes for it right now...
"WATERSHIP DOWN" FEATURES WHAT WARREN RESIDENTS?
...he does it again! Impressive that he didn't need the B's for the answer! He now has 74! Next board:
_ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _ _ _/_ _ _/_ _ _ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _ _/
_ _ _ _ _?
ANSWER: _ _ _ _ _/_ _ _ _ _
Later on, we have this...
_ _ A T/C A _ D I E _/DID/R _ _ A L D/R E A G A _/
C R A _ E?
ANSWER: _ E L L _/_ E A _ _
...while the lady's in command, she still trails big, 82-44.
(VOAANLRFTEYBEHR)- A pre-fame Bob Dylan was paid $50 for playing the harmonica on the album of what singer of "Calypso"? She gets Harry Belafonte for a V and goes to 46, and she tries to solve...
WHAT CANDY DID RONALD REAGAN CRAVE?
...uh oh, she pretty much put the final nail in her coffin by messing up on the second word.
(LRPONTOEHH)- This year, a Russian mini-sub planted a flag on the ocean bottom to stake their claim to the sea floor beneath what? He gets North Pole for an H and he tries to pull a sweep of the maingame puzzles...
WHAT CANDIES DID RONALD REAGAN CRAVE?
ANSWER: JELLY BEANS
...he's done it! I don't recall that ever happening before!
After his 94 seconds expire in the endgame, here's what he has to deal with for $5,000...
WHO MAKES THE WALKMAN?
...this is the second show in a row that someone has revealed the entire question before time expires! With seven seconds left over, he then says the answer is Sony....
WHO MAKES THE WALKMAN?
...give him the cash! I think he's the best player I've ever seen on this show!