Temptation: On Ashley's third day, her challengers are Joel and Joanna. After the first Speed Round...
...Ashley is offered some Coffee Beanery coffee, cookies from Cheryl & Co. and some Internet video phones, all worth $1,725 for just $8. The final offer is a $6 sale price. Going once....going twice....NO SALE. We may have another Alice Conkwright on our hands here (remember that lady from 1985?). Fame Game board:
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _
1. I only invite 3-year-olds to participate.
2. People show up to watch me for about twenty minutes.
3. It might be hard to see me over the ladies' big hats.
4. My purse carries about $2 Million.
5. I'm often called "The Run for the Roses".
Joanna rings in...
T H E
_ E N T _ C _ Y
D E _ B _
...she gets THE KENTUCKY DERBY to take a $10 lead at $40.
Knock-Off category: All-female singing groups.
Goo Goo Dolls
Alice in Chains
Joel: Destiny's Child- $2 ($22)
Ashley: The Bangles- $15 ($45)
Joanna: Wilson Phillips- $5 ($45)
Joel: En Vogue- $10 ($32)
Ashley: TLC- $5 ($50)
Joanna: Dixie Chicks- $2 ($47)
Joel: Salt-n-Pepa- $5 ($37)
Ashley: Pussycat Dolls- $2 ($52)
Joanna: Go-Go's- $2 ($49)
That must've been an easy board! With just a $3 lead, Ashley is now offered some beauty products from Bed Head plus some diamond stud earrings worth $1,120 for just $10. The final offer is a $5 sale price and a $100 bonus....SHE BUYS! Finally! She now trails Joanna by just two bucks.
Speed Round #2 dealt with famous animated cats and animated dogs. After that...
...with an $18 lead, Ashley is offered a $1,000 Instant Ca$h opportunity. She wisely declines it. She would've chosen the brown wallet...not there. The $1,000 was in the red.
Time for the final Speed Round.
Q1: How much did it originally cost to stay at Motel 6?
JOANNA ANSWERS; $6- RIGHT ($69)
Q2: Skim or low-fat milk- which has less fat?
ASHLEY ANSWERS; Low-fat- NO ($67)
Q3: Bob Dole was once a spokesman for what little blue pill?
JOANNA ANSWERS; Viagra- YOU BET ($79)
Q4: How many times does the letter "I" appear in Lysol?
JOANNA'S IN AGAIN; 0- RIGHT ($89)
She goes on to win the championship with that score. Ashley leaves with $1,220 in cash and stuff.
Super Knock-Off category: Famous people who have been married at least three times.
1. Liz Taylor- $25
2. Larry King- $25
3. Jennifer Lopez- $25
4. Rudy Giuliani- $100
She would've been wrong with Nancy Pelosi next. The $50 was behind Cage while the last correct answer was Geraldo.
With $264 in her bank account...she decides to buy the furniture!
WOF: Tonight's players are Carrie Smith from West Alice, WS (who is a yoga instructor), Cristano Arroyo from Sacramento (who is a financial analyst and his family are board game fans) and Kate Skagen from Kiowa, CO (who is a student at CU-Boulder in Engineering and is minoring in Italian).
Smith gets DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR for one thousand of them, while the other female gets QUILTED OVEN MITT for $2,000.
Round 1 category is Event and tonight's $6,000 trip from BedandBreakfast.com is to Germany. After the man picks up the Free Spin and buys the I, we have...
S _ _ R I N G/A/T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N
...I know it. He calls a dud in V and decides to use his Free Spin. After buying the O's, he hits Lose a Turn. Skagen then calls the C's and solves SCORING A TOUCHDOWN for $1,200 and $3,200 total.
(Tiki Barber and Jerome Bettis from NBC's "Football Night in America" then do a shout-out to the show.)
ActivOn Jackpot Round category is Before and After, and it's a big puzzle. After the winner of the last round calls the W's, we have...
T W _ _ _ L _/T W _ _ _ L _/L _ T T L _/
_ T _ R/_ _ _ _ _
...I don't know the last word. She calls two S's for $900, but she hits Bankrupt. I now think I know what this puzzle is. Smith calls three N's for $1,500 while on Jackpot and for $7,850...no. She buys the I's and the E's, then calls the K's for another thousand. After buying the A, she hits Lose a Turn. The man calls a dud in C. Back to Skagen, who calls an $800 J and solves TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR JONES to go to $4,200.
Big Money/Prize Puzzle Round category is Things. After the winner of the past two rounds calls the P's, we have...
R _ M
P _ N _ _
R _ _ I P _ S
...I've got it. She then hits $3,500, but she calls D for dud. Smith then calls two C's for $600 and solves RUM PUNCH RECIPES to win that amount plus a trip to Barbados, making her new total $7,050.
WINNNING ID FOR TRIP: DR9518125
She then solves HIGH ACHEIVERS to go to $10,050. Speed-Up Round category is What Are You Doing?, and consonants are worth $1,350 a pop. Still anyone's ballgame. After she calls the S, we have...
_ _ E _ _ _ _ _/_ _ T/THE/_ _ _ S E T
...I know it, but she doesn't. The man in the middle calls the N's but is staring into space. Skagen calls the obvious G and can't solve. Back to Smith, who calls the C's and solves CLEANING OUT THE CLOSET to seal the deal with $15,250. The man in the middle has the $1,000 consolation check and the other lady has $4,200.
She spins the solo star and the category is Event. Starting with:
_ _ _
_ _ _ R
I have a stange feeling the second word is HOUR. Smith calls C, D, G and A and gets...
_ _ _
_ A _ R
...now, it looks like something FAIR. It is...but that's all she gets. JOB FAIR was it. She doesn't win $30,000.
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?: Trying his luck on the first episode of 2008 is Billy Bush, a current co-host of "Access Hollywood" and a former host of "Let's Make a Deal". His charity is Lollipop Theater Network and his first partner is Mackenzie. His categories:
1st Grade Animal Science
1st Grade English
2nd Grade Social Studies
2nd Grade U.S. Geography
3rd Grade Grammar
3rd Grade Science
4th Grade Math
4th Grade Cultural Studies
5th Grade U.S. History
5th Grade Measurements
He goes with English first.
Including Y, how many consonants are in the English alphabet?
"Wheel of Fortune" fans got a kick out of this question, I'm sure. He gets 21 to get on the board. Second category is U.S. Geography.
The Alamo, site of a famous siege in 1836, is located in what U.S. city?
He gets San Antonio. His second partner is Sierra and the third subject of his choosing is Animal Science.
A lamb is the baby of what species of animal?
It's a sheep, and he gets that quickly. Next up, after a profanity-laced video clip from one of his friends, is Social Studies.
What building is on the back of a U.S. $20 bill?
Instead of using a cheat, he gives a wild guess of the Capitol, but it's the White House. Sierra saves him. He then chooses Nathan and the next category of 3rd Grade Science. Science is not this star's forte:
T or F: Standard pencil lead doesn't actually contain the element, lead.
He agrees with me that's true and he's up to $25,000. Next category is 4th Grade Math, and the question was written by Glen from Lanai Road Elementary:
Which of the following fractions is equivalent to 8%?
He gets 2/25 for $50,000. His next partner is Olivia, and he chooses Grammar.
"You" is what type of pronoun?
A: First person
B: Second person
C: Third person
He goes with second person...right for $100,000! Next category is 4th Grade Cultural Studies.
In Greek mythology, the thunderbolt was the symbol of which god?
He decides to peek at Olivia's answer, which was Zeus. He goes with her...$175,000! That leaves Cody, and his next category is 5th Grade U.S. History.
What was the real first name of Civil War general "Stonewall" Jackson?
He's pretty sure it's Andrew....I'm afraid not. It was Thomas, so $150,000 goes in the trash and $25,000 goes to his charity.
How Much is Enough?: Tonight's players are Alex (a student from L.A.), Brett (an entrepeneur from Denver), Lloyd (a math teacher from Rialto, CA) and Linda (a small farm saleswoman from Redwood City, CA).
SCORES AFTER ROUND 2:
SCORES AFTER ROUND 3:
SCORES AFTER ROUND 4:
Final Face-Off: Up to $12,655 was on the line...and Lloyd won $4,699 of it.
Don't Forget the Lyrics!: The first contestant of 2008 is Alicia Marshall from Green Hill, CA. Her categories:
ONE HIT WONDERS
R & B
Her potential backup partners are Antoinette and Candy. Her first category is Rock, and her choices are "What I Am" by Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians and "Hard to Handle" by The Black Crowes. She goes with "What I Am", and her first target is four words long. Lyric:
"Are you what __ ___ __ ____?"
She goes with "...you are or what" and locks that in to get on the board.
Second category is Easy Listening and the choices this time are "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce and "Lost in Love" by Air Supply. Her choice is "Time in a Bottle" and the target is three words long this time. Lyric:
"Just to spend ___ ___ ___"
She completes that with "....them with you" and freezes that in to double her $2,500.
Third category is Pop, and her song choices are "Your Mama Don't Dance" by Loggins and Messina and "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves. She goes with "Walking on Sunshine", and she has another three-word deficit.
"And don't __ ___ ___"
She easily gets "...it feel good" to go to $10,000. JoAnn Cook from Austrailia then comes out!
Up next is an Elton John song. She can choose from either "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" or "Daniel". The choice is "Daniel", and the target is seven words long. She must sing the last seven words of the second stanza, and her guess is "...must be the clouds in my eyes" and locks that in to get to the $25,000 safe haven.
Her fifth song comes from the 1960s. She can choose from either "One (Is the Loneliest Number)" by Three Dog Night or "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals. She goes with "One" and the target now goes up to eight words. She must sing the second line of the second stanza, but she can't get it on her own. She calls on Candy for help, who says "Yes, it's the saddest experience you'll ever know". That's locked in for $50,000!
Her next category is Going Solo. The choices now are "It Don't Come Easy" by Ringo Starr and "This Is It" by Kenny Loggins. She sides with "This Is It" and she has to fill in a whopping 13 words. They follow after the title words have been sung to start the fourth stanza. She can't do it, so she calls for a multiple choice.
A: "...no place to run, no place to hide, no time for wondering why"
B: "...no place to run, no time to hide, no time for wondering why"
C: "...no room to run, no way to hide, no time for wondering why"
She locks in C, after lighting up the sixth missing word as way with the two words backup, for $100,000!
Next is One Hit Wonders. Her choices are "Wildfire" by Michael Murphey and "Voices Carry" by 'Til Tuesday. She goes with "Voices Carry" and she again has to fill in 13 words. She has to sing the third line of the third stanza, and she sings "Oh he tells me love is something to hide and something to fear". She goes for it.....NO. The biggest loss ever on the show. It was "Oh he tells me tears are something to hide and something to fear". She leaves with $25,000.
Joseph McBratney from Staten Island left with nothing after messing up on "Handy Man" by James Taylor while going for $25,000. He had to fill in six missing words. The previous line was "I fix broken hearts", and his guess was "I know but I truly can". Correct: "I know that I truly can".