Tuesday, February 26, 2008

2/26/2008 Results

TPIR: This show was lucky enough to give away two cars the first episode after that budget-busting million win last Friday night. Will Roger and Co. finally get their way today? Let's find out.

Today's first four players are Gregory Munder, Braden Gray, Mynetta Harvey and Myleen Brown. The first IUFB is a collection of tailgating stuff.

Gregory: $1,050
Braden: $850
Mynetta: $650
Myleen: $851

ARP: $890, so Brown will play Range Game for a trip to Jamaica. Range is $6,900-$7,500. She stops at $7,055 to $7,205. ARP: $7,228. Missed it by about a $20 bill or so.

Next player is Tammy Riggins-Spect and the second IUFB is a selection of lamps.

Tammy: $699
Gregory: $635
Braden: BUCK
Mynetta: $630

ARP: $713, so Riggins-Spect will play the first playing of Ten Chances in a while for a coin bank, a wine cabinet and a Ford Ranger (Std., AC, Cruise/Tilt). The possible numbers in the price of the bank are 0, 5 and 6. First guess is $65, which is wrong. Second is $60...but it's $50, which she gets on her next turn. For the cabinet, the numbers in play are 0, 3, 8 and 9. First guess is $389...NO FREAKIN' WAY. Next is $390...not too better of a guess. She then goes with a good guess of $890...no. Next is $893, which definitely won't cut the mustard. She then says $980...no. Next is $830, which she needs to be right in order to have any shot at the truck...yes! The numbers in the price of the truck are 0, 1, 5, 8 and 9. She says $15,980...but it's the other way around, $15,890. If she had not made some stupid guesses on the cabinet, she would've won.

Next is Michael Murray and the third IUFB is a pair of iPhones.

Michael: $751
Gregory: $695
Braden: $603
Mynetta: $602 (STUPID BID)

ARP: $798, so Murray continues the winning streak in the green spot and will play Clearance Sale for a sofa, a pool table and a range. The sale prices are $1,000, $1,800 and $2,350. He places $1,000 on the sofa, $1,800 on the range and $2,350 for the pool table...he's a winner! The prices:

Sofa: $1,545
Range: $2,159
Pool table: $2,800

I would've lost. And he also gets to the Showcase!

Next player is Joe Dominguez and the next IUFB is a set of dumbbells. The winner also gets a $40 supply of V8 juice.

Joe: $850
Gregory: $499
Braden: $545
Mynetta: $1,200

ARP: $1,200, so the streak is over and Harvey wins a $500 bonus! She then plays for a player piano, which is either $4,995 or $6,950. She says $6,950...too much.

Next player is Matthew Heranda and the next IUFB is a sofa table.

Matthew: $1,100
Joe: $950
Gregory: BUCK

ARP: $1,140, so Heranda will try to roll the dice successfully in order to win a Dodge Caliber. After the 1 is lit up, he rolls the 6 as the second number. He then rolls a 4 for the third number...no, and he says lower. He then rolls a 6, which isn't the fourth number, but it's a freebie. He then rolls yet another 6 as the last number, which is not it. The fourth number is 2, the last number is 5, and I believe that car is $16,125...it sure is for the win!

The last player is Michaela and the final IUFB is a diamond pendant.

Michaela: $439
Joe: $851
Gregory: $729
Braden: $875

ARP: $1,199, so Munder is off to the dreaded First Four Breakfast Club while Gray escapes it and will play Bullseye for a home theatre system worth $3,324. First purchase is three bottles of bleach. Each one is $1.99 for a total of $5.97. Second purchase is two bags of cat food. Each one is $3.99 for a total of $7.98. Final purchase is five boxes of Jolly Time popcorn. Each one costs $2.39...for a total of $11.95 and the win!

SSD2: The only loser this half spins 55 cents. Munder spins 15...and goes over. Heranda spins 80 cents to meet the big (and only) winner of the first half in today's Showcase!

The first Showcase is about the Loudest Prize Contest. First, Lanisha shows off the mighty roar of a new chainsaw. Second, Rachel decides to show off the sound of music from a new stereo system. But nothing in the world beats the car horn of a new Dodge Avenger (Std., Sport, Stereo, Mouldings, Mats, Sound)! The big winner today bids $24,790, which is a WILLY. For MM, we have a bedroom, a pair of GPSs and a pair of motorcycles, and he bids $32,000, which is a SUPER WILLY, resulting in the first Double Overbid in a while. The ARPs, just for the record:

Furniture: $19,338
Car: $22,193

Hope that Double Overbid was a start to your budget recovery, Roger. But Hernada still leaves with $17,265 in prizes.

WWTBAM: Ready to keep playing is Joanna Walker. Her $8,000 question is this:

What classic country tune features the name of a 1957 Jack Kerouac novel in its title?

A: "Walkin' After Midnight"
B: "On the Road Again"
C: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
D: "Forever & Ever, Amen"

She quickly gets "On the Road Again" for $8,000. For $16,000:

A British handyman would use the word "spanner" when referring to a what?

A: Hammer
B: Crowbar
C: Screwdriver
D: Wrench

She calls Stinger (!), who quickly says wrench. She agrees for $16,000! For $25,000:

Which of the following is equal in number to the total number of days in a fortnight?

A: Minutes in an NFL quarter
B: Lines in a sonnet
C: Signs of the zodiac
D: Stripes on the U.S. flag

The 50:50 leaves the top two. She's still stumped, so she takes her $16,000 and goes home. The sonnet's lines were it.

Next is Andrew Stacy from Cordova, TN. He's a high school English teacher. He runs into some trouble on this $1,000 question:

What famous naturalist is laid to rest in Rwanda under a grave marker that reads, "No one loved gorillas more"?

A: John James Audubon
B: Dian Fossey
C: John Muir
D: Jacques Costeau

He asks the audience and 83% said Dian Fossey. He agrees and is right. Later on, for $16,000:

Which of the vocalists on the popular jazz album "Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah" has the last name Vaughan?

A: Billie
B: Ella
C: Lena
D: Sarah

How predictable. The 50:50 leaves Billie and Sarah. He's pretty sure it's Sarah...and it is! For $25,000:

A type of finger food, canapes get their name from a French word literally meaning what?

A: Bed
B: Desk
C: Sofa
D: Chair

He calls Justin from the school, who is allegedly part of "Operation Viera"! WTF? He says nothing, so he also leaves with 16 grand. The answer was sofa.

Boston's David Yee will be back tomorrow.

Temptation: Our three new players today are Michelle (a preschool teacher who once shopped for 24 hours straight), Jeannie (a photographer who loves to shop for shiny and fruity things) and Keyona (a data entry specialist who thinks she's the ultimate last minute shopper). After Speed Round #1...

Michelle: $30
Jeannie: $25
Keyona: $25

...Michelle is offered a pair of Maui Gym sunglasses, a solar beach tote bag and a portable media player, all worth $1,107 for $7. The final offer is a $6 price. Going once...SOLD! Fame Game board:

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _

Category: Title.

1. I was based on a magazine article that turned out to be fiction.
2. I recently turned 30, but my characters were always pitched in Brooklyn.
3. I was adapted into a musical that went on Broadway.

Michelle soon buzzes in...

_ A T _ R _ A Y

_ I G _ T

_ E _ E R

...she's right with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER to go back in front with $39!

Knock Off category: Correctly spelled cuisine.


Jeannie: Biscuit- $10 ($35)
Keyona: Sandwich- $2 ($27)
Michelle: Gelatin- $2 ($41)

Jeannie: Couscous- $15 ($50)
Keyona: Souffle (she had trouble pronouncing it)- $5 ($32)
Michelle: Champagne- $2 ($43)

Jeannie: Tetrazzini- $5 ($55)
Keyona: Tomatoe
Michelle: Shish-kebab- $2 ($45)

Jeannie: Prosciutto- $5 ($60)

With a $15 lead now, Jeannie is offered a aromatherapy bath mat and hamper and beauty products, all worth $1,149 for her lead, and she decides to buy!

Speed Round #2 dealt with Lisa Kudrow and the Mona Lisa. After that...

Michelle: $55
Jeannie: $55
Keyona: $37

...everyone but Keyona is offered a chance at $1,500 in Instant Ca$h. Jeannie goes for it. She chooses the brown wallet...only $100. The white one had the $1,500. And after the last Speed Round, our new champion is...

Michelle: $75
Jeannie: $37
Keyona: $27

...Michelle! Jeannie leaves with $1,249 in cash and stuff while Keyona is deported to the clubhouse.

Here are the five new prizes on offer right now at Shopper's Paradise:

$89: 9-piece bedroom set ($1,551)
$175: Beauty spa visit ($2,500)
$368: Trip to Jamaica with sunglasses ($6,178)
$603: Kohler and Campbell piano ($13,890)
$936: Jaguar X-Type (Std., Paint)($35,590)

Super Knock Off category: Hybrid Cars. I always love it when a car category comes up during the Knock Off or Super Knock Off round, because as you all know, I'm a big car geek.

Lincoln Navigator
Mercury Mariner
Honda Accord
Mazda RX-8
Buick LaCrosse
Volvo S40
Honda Civic
Ford Escape
Pontiac Vibe
Toyota Camry
Nissan Altima (which was won the other day!)
Chevy Aveo

1. Chevy Aveo

The $50 was behind the car this show just gave away yesterday while the $100 was behind the Mercury Mariner. The other answers were the Accord, Civic, Escape and Camry. She will return tomorrow.

WOF: Michael Vartan did a shout out to start. Tonight's players are Clarenda Bohannon-Stewart (in the yellow) from Memphis (who is a fifth-grade teacher), Corey McColumb from San Diego (who is a lieutenant from the U.S. Navy; he was originally from Ohio) and Mary McCalvie from Olathe, Kansas (who is a real estate investor and a drum player).

Bohannon-Stewart scores $1,000 with CUDDLY TEDDY BEAR and then EAST AFRICA to go to $3,000 (on the latter Toss-Up, the other players gave incorrect responses; Mary said EAST PEORIA while Cory said EAST SYRIA).

A $5,000 Alaska trip is now on the wheel, and the first round category is What Are You Doing? After she calls the T's, we have...

_ _ _ _ I N G/_ _ _/_ _ E _ _ I N G/N E _ S/

_ N/T _ E/I N T E _ N E T

...I think I know it now. The trip is in her bank right now. After a $900 H, she buys the O's, but then spins Lose a Turn next. The Navy man then hits Bankrupt. MM calls an $800 L, the R's for another $1,500, and then a $600 W. After calling the K's for another five grand, she then solves LOOKING FOR BREAKING NEWS ON THE INTERNET for $7,900.

$25,000-WINNING ID #1: GB0010388

IHOP Jackpot Round category is Before & After. After Bohannon-Stewart calls the H's, we have...

A R T _ C H _ _ _

H _ A R T

S _ R _ _ _ _

...I think I know this now. She then calls a $600 K, buys the E's and O's, and then solves ARTICHOKE HEART SURGEON to go to $4,000.

ActivOn Big Money/Prize Puzzle Round category is Around the House. At the start, MM calls a T for the Wild Card. She then calls an S for a $1,000 gift certificate from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. A little later, Bohannon-Stewart lands on a Mystery Wedge. She calls a B and flips...$10,000! After she buys the E's a little later, we have...

_ _ _ _ _ R _ _ _ E _

B E _ _ _

T _ _ E L S

...I don't know the top word, but I do know that she hits Lose a Turn next. The man then hits Lose a Turn as well. MM calls a $300 W, and then buys three O's. After a $300 C, she buys the A's, cleaning out the vowels. She then gives an incorrect puzzle guess with DECORATIVE BEACH TOWELS, not watching the board properly. Bohannon-Stewart then calls a $350 H and a $300 N, and after calling three M's for $2,700, she solves MONOGRAMMED BEACH TOWELS for another $14,000 and a trip to Curacao, for a new total of $23,900!


She then solves STATIONERY STORE to go to $26,900. Speed-Up Round category is Phrase and consonants are worth $1,600 each. After she calls the C's, we have...

_/_ _ _ C _/_ F/T H _/_ C T _ _ N

...and she solves A PIECE OF THE ACTION to seal her deal with $33,300! MM has $7,900 and the Navy guy gets the $1,000 consolation.

Tonight's cars are a Chevrolet Equinox and a Saab 9-3. She spins the first zero and the category is Phrase. Starting with:

_ T ' S

_ _ _ R

_ _ _ E

IT'S YOUR ______ is what they're looking for tonight. Bohannon-Stewart calls C, H, M and O and gets...

_ T ' S

_ O _ R

M O _ E

...she's saying IT'S YOUR MOVE to the bank vault, $30,000 to be exact! With that now in her pocket, her grand total is $63,300 in cash and trip!

$25,000-WINNING ID #2: TS05534

How Much is Enough?: Our players tonight are Loren (an insurance salesperson from Santa Barbara), Sean (an advertiser from Mission Viejo, CA), Paul (an engineer from Irvine, CA) and Monique (a writer from Waukegan, IL).

Loren: $551
Sean: $545
Paul: $541
Monique: $259

Loren: $999
Sean: $942
Paul: $1,152
Monique: $1,343

Paul: $1,693
Sean: $1,487
Loren: $999
Monique: $259

Loren: $1,303
Sean: $1,620
Paul: $1,550
Monique: $1,248

Paul: $3,243
Loren: $2,302
Monique: $1,507
Sean: $1,487

Loren: $2,200
Sean: $2,625
Paul: $1,800
Monique: $2,087

Paul: $5,043
Loren: $4,502
Monique: $3,594
Sean: $1,487

Loren: $1,549
Sean: $3,002
Paul: $2,743
Monique: $2,817

Paul: $7,786
Monique: $6,411
Loren: $4,502
Sean: $1,487

Final Face-Off: Out of $14,197...Monique's your winner with $4,189 of it.
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