WWTBAM: Amy Burgard starts the day off by understandably taking home her $50,000 when she got a nasty $100,000 question that looked remarkably like this:
According to the first U.S. Census, the population of the U.S. in 1790 was roughly what?
A: 1 million
B: 2 million
C: 3 million
D: 4 million
Answer: 4 million. She would've said 3.
The next player is Eugene Gamblin from Bayport, NY. He runs into trouble on this $1,000 question:
The full title of the 2007 book "The Boomer Century" includes a reference to which of these time spans?
He asks the audience. 75% said 1946-2046 while 17% said 1965-2065. He goes with the audience and is right. Later on, for $16,000:
In the film "Million Dollar Baby", Frankie gives Maggie a robe embroidered "Mo Cuishle", an expression in what language?
The 50:50 leaves the bottom two. He then says Gaelic...
...yes for $16,000! For $25,000:
In 2010, NASA plans to retire its space shuttles and replace them with a spaceship offically named what?
He decides to call his brother Tommy, who says nothing. Therefore, he leaves with $16,000. Believe it or not, my wild guess of Orion was the right answer.
Jan LePage from Raymore, MO then tries to make it to Thursday's episode. BTW, she's an 8th Grade history teacher. For $8,000 and a trip to the next episode:
Rapper and actor Mos Def takes his name from a slang phrase that includes a shortened version of what word?
She's not totally sure, but she goes for it anyway with defiant...
...she's going home for good. It was definitely, so she gets $1,000.
Temptation: Nicole goes for three in a row when she faces Carmen and Mari. After the first Speed Round...
...Mari is offered some dance lessons worth $1,020 for her entire lead, and she quickly buys. Fame Game board:
_ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1. As a child, I spent 15 years in Asia.
2. But I watched a lot of American TV, one show in particular.
3. I put college on hold to go on a Mormon mission.
4. When I went back to college, I was the captain of our quiz bowl team.
5. In 2004, Barbara Walters named me one of the ten most fascinating people of the year.
Nicole then rings in...
K E N
_ E N _ I N _ S
...she names the most popular "Jeopardy!" champ ever, KEN JENNINGS (!!!), to double up and take the lead with $30!
Knock-Off category: Real Guiness World Records Categories.
Longest Wedding Dress Train
Most Tattooed Person
Largest Tea Party
Most Roaches Eaten
Fastest Pumpkn Carver
Carmen: Longest Wedding Dress Train- $5 ($20)
Mari: Tallest Man- $2 ($17)
Nicole: Largest Omelet- $3 ($33)
Carmen: Most Tattoed Person- $2 ($22)
Mari: Heaviest Lemon- $5 ($22)
Nicole: Loudest Burp- $3 ($36)
Carmen: Fastest Pumpkin Carver- $10 ($32)
Mari: Largest Tea Party- $5 ($27)
Nicole: Smelliest Cat
Carmen: Most Roaches Eaten- $15 ($47)
With a $11 lead, Carmen is offered a frozen concoction maker and a fire pit set worth a total of $975 for $13. The final offer is a $12 sale price and a $200 bonus, and she buys!
Speed Round #2 dealt with Dr. Seuss book titles and prescription drug names. After that...
...Carmen gets a chance at $1,000 in Instant Ca$h, but doesn't want it. She would've chosen the brown wallet, but the red one had the $1,000.
She holds on to win the championship with $85. Nicole doesn't win anything today, but still leaves with over $5,000 in cash and prizes. Mari leaves with the dancing lessons.
She gets off to a great start in Super Knock Off by finding the $100 answer...but she then bombs out on her second pick, so she has no choice but to return the next day.
Crosswords: The 221st taped episode begins with Daniel (a limo driver from Michigan) and Janiel Henkel (a retired X-ray technician from California).
At the day's first Extra, Henkel's in control with $300 to Daniel's -$50. She wagers the $500 on this:
_ _ _ _ _ E
Clue: Couch potato's handful.
She doesn't know it's REMOTE, so she's $200 in the hole. She's $350 in the red at the end of this round, while the man leads with -$100.
Today's Spoilers are Paul Walkwood (a senior technical writer from Illinois), Ashley Taylor (an office manager from Virginia!) and Steve Dennen (a construction foreman from Hawaii).
1. (Six letters)- Longtime Disney CEO Michael. She says EISNER to go to -$150.
2. (N _ _ _)- They invented the moonwalk? For the day's first spoil, Walkwood says the NASA...right! He takes the man's podium at the bottom, so he now has $100.
3. (Eight letters)($300)- Like some boxed candies. Walkwood says ASSORTED...makes sense, and it's right to quadruple up!
4. (_ _ T _ _ _)- "The Player" director Robert. He says ALTMAN...right again to go to $600!
5. (_ _ E _ _ _)- "Burnt" pigment. He says SIENNA...he now has $800!
6. (_ O _ _ _)- Pagoda sounds. He says GONGS...don't gong him, because he just hit the one grand mark! And he hits the first Extra of the round. He bets half his bank on this:
_ _ _ _ S
Clue: Nickname of the Starship Enterprise doctor.
He says BONES...that's the one, so he now has $1,500!
8. (_ _ B)($100)- Motormouth's "gift"? This time, Henkel says GAB...that's right to go to -$50.
9. (A _ _ _ G)- "Git _____ Little Dogies". She says ALONG to get out of the hole; thus, she now has $150.
10. (G _ _ _ N)- This might follow a bad pun. Walkwood says GROAN to go to $1,700!
11. (Five-letter word)- Pool competitions. He says GAMES...I don't think so. To steal his lead, Dennen says MEETS...correct!
12. (Eight letters)($300)- Gives the right to. She says ENABLES, which isn't going to work. Walkwood flubs the spoil attempt with PERMITS. It was ENTITLES, and the lady is back to $150 in the red.
13. (Five-letter word)- Revived, as a dying flame. She says RELIT...she's back at $50 and finds the other Extra of the round. She goes for the thousand on this:
_ _ _ E _
The clue is: Main feature of an entertainment center.
She doesn't get TV SET, so she's now $950 in deep doo-doo debt (I would've said VIDEO).
15. (Five-letter word)- Positioned, as a new home. The leader says SITE, which is not enough letters. The lady says AREAS...incorrect, dropping her to -$1,150. To steal the lead, Daniel says MODEL...also incorrect, so the leader drops to $1,500. It was SITED.
16. (Three letters)($100)- Depressive. She says SAD...right to go to -$1,050.
17. (Five-letter word)- What a hobo rides. She says TRAIN...no. To steal her nasty podium, Taylor says RAILS...right! Let's see if Henkel's strategy here pays off in Round 3.
1. (Four-letter word)- Place where many roll the dice. Henkel tries to steal the lead with RENO...right for $1,700!
2. (_ _ _ N _)- Crime locale. Taylor says SCENE to go to -$850.
3. (_ _ S _ _)- Jobs for Perry Mason. She says CASES...right again to go to -$650.
4. (C _ _ R _)- "Aresenic and Old Lace" director Frank. To get his lead back, Dennen says CAPRA...right for $1,900!
5. (_ _ _ _ S)- Sorted laundry groupings. Taylor says LOADS...wrong, sending her back to $850 in the hole. Dennen blanks out, meaning Daniel can steal his lead...but he can't, so Dennen drops back to $1,700. It was PILES.
6. (Six letters)- Guy from Down Under. Taylor says PIERCE...incorrect, meaning her debt now hits four figures, unless somebody can spoil. Walkwood then says AUSSIE...right to steal her podium.
7. (Six-letter word)- Metal fastener in the office. He says STAPLE to go to -$650.
8. (Four-letter word)- Banana cream and coconut custard. Dennen says they're PIES...they are indeed, so he's back at $1,900!
9. (Three letters)($100)- Great suffix with "great". Walkwood says EST...right to move to $550 in the red and hit the last Extra of the round. To stay in the thick of things, here's his $2,000 Extra:
The answer consists of five letters. He says VANYA...RIGHT to go to $1,450!
11. (Three letters)($100)- Captain Morgan's drink. Dennen says RUM...he hits the two grand mark!
12. (Three letters)($100)- "Emerald Point ___" of '80s TV. Walkwood says NAS...that's right to go to $1,550!
13. (Three letters)($100)- John Hancock obviously used one. He knows that's a pen to go to $1,650!
14. (Yet another three-letter word)($100)- One-word command from Steven Spielberg. He knows that's a director's command- he says CUT to go to $1,750!
15. (Yet another three-letter answer)($100)- Costa ___ Sol. Dennen says DEL to go to $2,100.
16. (Yet another three-letter word)($100)- Two-year degrees. Walkwood says AAS...he now has $1,850!
17. (Five-letter word)- Ice-cold. Walkwood says BRISK...NO! That probably was the final nail in the coffin for him. To steal his podium, Daniel says DRINK...NO. It was GELID.
18. (Three letters)($100)- Letters on a 6, on a phone. Walkwood says MNO to go to $1,750.
19. (Three-letter word)($100)- Cape ___, Massachusetts. Dennen goes with the obvious with COD...NO. Walkwood says BAY...also wrong. And this is the last clue of the game. To steal the game, Henkel says ANN...she steals the game away at $2,100!
Crossfire: She's not that good of a player. If she has any luck whatsoever, she'll fill in the remaining 13 blanks for another $5,000 and a trip to Kauai...no.
WOF: Tonight's players are Steven Chai (in the yellow) from Aurora, IL (who is a programmer), Allison Rice from Los Alaminos, CA (who is a sophomore at the Univ. of California-Irvine) and Catherine Wagner from S.F. (who is a self-trainer and supporter of a local software company).
The man in the middle gets SKATEBOARDING for $1,000 and then FLOOR LAMP to go to $3,000.
Round 1 is tonight's Prize Puzzle Round and the category is Food & Drink. Out on the wheel now is a $5,000 trip to New Zealand. After he buys the I's, we have...
S T E A M E D
S _ _ I M _
D _ M _ _ I _ _ S
...I think I know this. He calls a pair of P's for $1,200 and solves STEAMED SHRIMP DUMPLINGS for another $10,050 and a trip to Bangkok, for a new total of $19,750!
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: JB9547143
(A clip of the new Philippines version is shown!)
Campbell's Soup Jackpot Round category is Event. Early on, Rice picks up the 25 prize, a $2,500 PriceGrabber.com gift certificate, but she loses it right back to a Bankrupt. The other lady then picks up the New Zealand trip. At that point, we have...
R E _ _ _ N _ _
S _ _ E S
_ _ N _ E N T _ _ N
...she calls a $400 G and buys two I's. I think I know this now. She then calls a $300 C and buys the O's, then solves REGIONAL SALES CONVENTION for $5,200 in cash and trip.
ActivOn Big Money Round category is Fun and Games. For the second night in a row, somebody collects $7,500 from the Big Money Wedge. In this case, Wagner's the one who does so after calling three G's. At that point, this is showing...
_/_ _ G _/_ _ T T _ N G/
_ _ E R _ G E
...this has something to do with baseball. After buying the A's, she hits Bankrupt. The man then calls the H's and solves A HIGH BATTING AVERAGE for $1,200 and $20,950 total!
He then solves NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND to go to $23,950! Next category is Phrase. After he calls four T's for 20 grand, we have...
T _ _ T ' L L/_ _/T _ _/
T _ _ _ _
...after buying the E and the A, I know this. He calls the H's for another $600 and buys the O, then a D for another $5,000! After buying the I, he calls the R and solves THAT'LL DO THE TRICK for another $26,400 and $50,350 total!!
Speed-Up Round category is People and consonants are worth $1,500 each. When we get to our big leader, we have...
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
S _ _ _ T _ _ _ R T S
...he calls the L but can't solve. Rice calls a dud in N. Wagner calls another dud in P. The man then calls three H's but still has nothing. Rice then calls two D's and solves CHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTS for $6,500! Wagner has $5,200 in cash and Bangkok and Chai wins the match big time with $50,350!
I would love for him to get the $100,000 in tonight's endgame for obvious reasons. He spins the fourth zero and the category is Phrase. Starting with:
_ _ T/_ _ R/_/_ _ N _
He calls B, G, F and O and gets...
F _ T/FOR/_/_ _ N G
...he gets FIT FOR A KING!! Now, the moment of truth. Do we have a new all-time king on this show???...
...NO. It's $30,000, so his final total is $80,350 in cash and prizes! Way to go, man!!
The Moment of Truth: Wrapping up the first part of the first season with us is the returning Angela Ciemny. Remember, here was her fifth question when time ran out last week:
Would you say it's sometimes a struggle to stay faithful to your husband?
My guess: YES
Angela: YES- TRUE
For $10,000: Have you ever done something while your husband was away on buisness that you feel guilty about?
My guess: NO
Angela: YES- $10,000
Q7: Have you ever had a man in your house that yoou didn't want your husband to know about?
My guess: YES
Angela: NO- TRUE
Q8, asked by Eva: Have you ever hooked up with one of my former boyfriends?
My guess: YES
Angela: YES- TRUE
Q9: Have you ever had a sexual fantasy that involved Eva?
My guess: YES
Angela: YES- TRUE
Q10: If your husband left the Mormon Church, would you stay with him?
My guess: NO
Angela: NO- TRUE
Q11: Have you ever thought about hiring a private investigator to follow your husband around?
My guess: YES
Angela: YES- $25,000
Q12: When your husband goes on tour with rock bands, do you ever suspect that he's cheating on you?
My guess: YES
Angela: YES- TRUE
Q13: Have you ever regretted marrying your husband?
My guess: YES
Angela: YES- TRUE
Q14: For $100,000, would you pose nude in an adult magazine?
My guess: YES
Angela: NO- GAME OVER
Tough way to end the first half of the season.
During the episode, we heard updates about some of the $100,000 winners as well as some of the big losers on the show, most notably Lauren Cleri.
Jeopardy: To get his fourth win tonight, Bryan Johnson must get past Bill Moore (a national security consultant from Arlington, VA!) and Jean Oswald (a teacher from Hillsborough, TN). Opening categories:
PARK PLACE (we may have a pattern here)
THE ELECTRIC COMPANY
"B" & "O" (each correct response has two words, with the first beginning with a B and the other with an O)
Just before the first break, tonight's female player hits the Daily Double under the middle clue in the Electric Company. She has $2,200 and trails Moore for the lead by $600. The champ has $1,600. Her wager is $600. To tie the game:
Still around today, this power company was one of the first twelve companies included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896.
"What is Con Ed?"...I don't think so, so she's now tied for second place. It was, of course, General Electric. When this round comes to a close, both are still tied for second, but now at $3,400 apiece. Moore leads by $400 with $3,800.
IT HAPPENED ON APRIL 2
SCRAMBLED COUNTRY SINGERS
WHAT A GEM!
WORDS WITH FIVE VOWELS
After two categories go down, we have Scrambled Country Singers, What a Gem, Yo Dog and Words With 5 Vowels still in play. At this point, Moore leads the champ $9,400-$8,200. The lady in the middle has $2,200. First gem clue:
This greenish-blue gem is so popular in the southwest that it has its own museum in Albuquerque.
She says "What is Turqoise?"...right to go to $2,600. For $800:
AKA Chrysoberyl, this gem produces a streak of light resembling the pupil of a certain animal when cut a certain way.
The champ says "What is a cat's eye?"...he's now withing $400 of the lead at nine grand! Middle clue....DAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIILLLLLYY DOUBLE #1! For the lead, he wagers $1,000:
Often a lemony color, this variety of quartz has a name derived from the type of fruit that a lemon is.
"What is citrus?"...NO. He was close- it was citrine. He's down to eight large as we see this $1,600 clue:
Silent screen star Mary Pickford bequeathed the star of Bombay, a 182-carat one of these gems, to the Smithsonian.
He says "What is sapphire?"...that's right for a $200 lead! Final clue in the category:
Utah's official state gem is this stone that's often golden but can be pink or blue.
Triple Stumper- Topaz. We go to the dog category, starting with a clue from John at the Seeing Eye in New Jersey:
The Seeing Eye breeds its own dogs, many of them from this type of dog whose original purpose required them to go in a straight line.
The woman says "What is a Golden Retriever?"...that's the dog to go to three grand. Next:
The mascot of the New Orleans Saints is Gumbo, this type of life-saving dog.
Moore says "What is a St. Bernard?"...that gives him the lead back at $10,200! $1,200 clue:
The dominitive size of modern dogs of this breed is the result of Queen Victoria's preference for small dogs.
The lady says "What is Toi?"...incorrect, dropping her to $1,800. Moore then says "What is a Pomeranian?"...$11,400! Next:
This spotted dog is also known as a carriage dog.
He says "What is a dalmatian?"...you bet, and he now has $13,000! After nobody gets the final clue in that category, we start off the five-vowel words category with this:
Everyone out of the building now! It's no longer safe- we must do this!
Johnson says "What is evacuate?"...that's ten grand for him! Next:
A mathematical expression like 4 + 2 = 6.
Moore says "What is equation?" to go to $13,800! Middle clue....DAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIILLLLLLYYY DOUBLE #2! He wagers three grand:
It's Greek to me, this noun, a feeling of extreme happiness and well-being-- it's wonderful!
"What is euphoria?"...if he holds on for the win, there will be some in my state, because that's right to go to $16,800! $1,600 clue:
Handel's "Susanna" and "Theodora" ones of these weren't quite as popular as the "Messiah".
Triple Stumper- Oratorios. Final clue in the category:
It's a person held in high regard or awarded for great achievements, like certain poets.
The woman says "What is laureate?"...right to go to $3,800. First clue in the celebrity scrambler category, for $2,000:
She could have gone "Walkin' After Midnight" under the name Cat Spyline.
She says "Who is Patsy Cline?"...she now has $4,200. Next, for $1,600:
Maybe he could have won "Dancing With the Stars" with a name like Silly Bay Curry.
Moore easily nails "Who is Billy Ray Cyrus?" to go to $18,400! For $400:
A curvaceous blonde falls off her high heel and wakes up as Polly Tarnod.
He says "Who is Dolly Parton?"...this week's guest mentor on "American Idol", that's correct to move to $18,800! $800 clue:
He could go "On the Road Again" as Leonine Swill.
The champ says "Who is Willie Nelson?"...correct to go to $10,800! To wrap up the round:
Nicole might not recognize him with his painful new identity, Hurtie Bank.
Moore says "Who is...Keith Urban?"...right to end the round with 20 grand!
FJ! category: European Rivers.
Twenty miles from Frankfurt is the meeting place of these two rivers, whose names rhyme despite the spelling.
The odd lady out said "What are the Rhine and the Rhone?", which don't rhyme at all, so she drops to a buck. The champ said the same thing, but only risked $1,002, so he's still somewhat in it with $9,798. The Virginian also said that. Correct: What are the Rhine and the Main? He risked...
...only $1,601, so he's the new champion with $18,399! Johnson leaves with $70,803.
Bingo America: Tonight's players are Erika and George.
(For at least this episode, the word "Bank" appears above the pot's amount.)
1. (G59)- The city of Chicago sits on which of the Great Lakes?
ERIKA SAYS LAKE MICHIGAN- RIGHT (---G-; $559)
2. (N42)- Marc Anthony is married to what Latin superstar?
GEORGE SAYS JENNIFER LOPEZ- YOU BET (--N--; $601)
3. (O72)- In the board game "Clue", what military rank is Mustard?
GEORGE SAYS COLONEL- OF COURSE (--N-O; $673)
4. (I19)- Starbucks produced its first cup of joe in what city?
GEORGE GUESSES SEATTLE- RIGHT (-IN-O; $692)
5. (G60)- Venus and Serena Williams play what sport?
ERIKA SAYS TENNIS- YOU BET ($752)
6. (O74)- SCUBA stands for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing what?
GEORGE ANSWERS APPARATUS- RIGHT ($826)
7. (N37)- What band "Walked This Way" up the charts with hits like "Dream On" and Jamie's Got a Gun"?
GEORGE SAYS AEROSMITH- CORRECT ($863)
8. (I30)- "We the People" are the opening words to what U.S. document?
GEORGE GOES WITH THE U.S. CONSTITUTION- YOU BET ($893)
9. (B3)- What fitness legend had hit video titles like "Dance Your Pants Off" and Sweatin' to the Oldies"?
ERIKA SAYS RICHARD SIMMONS- YES (B--G-; $896)
10. (I27)- In the movie version of "Miami Vice", what Irish bad boy filled Sonny Crockett's shoes?
ERIKA BLANKS OUT
GEORGE SAYS COLIN FERRELL- RIGHT ($923)
11. (I20)- What U.S. President purchased the Louisana Territory?
GEORGE SAYS ANDREW JACKSON- NO
ERIKA SAYS THOMAS JEFFERSON- RIGHT (BI-G-; $943)
12. (N41)- Martha Stewart or Leona Helmsley- which buisnesswoman served time in jail at Alderson Prison?
GEORGE GOES WITH MARTHA STEWART- RIGHT ($984)
13. (O64)- T or F: The official name for the pound key symbol is the octothorpe.
GEORGE SAYS FALSE- NO (BI-GO)
14. (N43)- Abstract or Impressionism- Renoir, Monet and Degas are best known for what style of art?
ERIKA SAYS IMPRESSIONISM- WIN ($1,027)
(Beginning with this episode, in Speed-Up Mode, if an incorrect answer is given, while the other player automatically gets the letter if applicable, money is NOT added to the pot.)
1. (O65)- What British soccer star joined the L.A. Galaxy last year?
GEORGE SAYS DAVID BECKHAM- YOU BET (----O; $1,092)
2. (G57)- What extra-large body part was the defining feature of literary character Cyrano De Bergerac?
ERIKA SAYS THE NOSE- CORRECT (---G-; $1,149)
3. (G49)- In "Yankee Doodle", what does he call the feather in his cap?
GEORGE SAYS MACARONI- RIGHT (---GO; $1,198)
4. (B7)- Musician Louis, astronaut Neil and action figure Stretch all share what last name?
ERIKA SAYS ARMSTRONG- RIGHT ON TARGET (B--G-; $1,205)
5. (N44)- What cartoon character is chased by Wile E. Coyote?
GEORGE NAILS ROAD RUNNER (--NGO; $1,249)
6. (B14)- Who's the host of the U.S. version of "Hell's Kitchen"?
ERIKA SAYS GORDON RAMSAY- OF COURSE ($1,263)
7. (O64)- What's the second-largest planet in our Solar System?
ERIKA SAYS SATURN- THAT'S THE PLANET (B--GO; $1,327)
8. (N42)- According to Greek mythology, Zeus and other gods called what mountain home?
GEORGE SAYS OLYMPUS- CORRECT ($1,369)
9. (I20)- If you're carving down a ski run in the Alps, what continent are you on?
GEORGE SAYS EUROPE- RIGHT (-INGO; $1,389)
10. (O72)- What sport is being spoofed in the movie "Blades of Glory"?
GEORGE GOES WITH ICE SKATING- YES ($1,461)
11. (N31)- A computer company and Gwenth Paltrow's daughter share the same name with what fruit?
GEORGE KNOWS THAT'S THE APPLE ($1,492)
12. (I24)- Mischief or Fantasy- which fragrance is endorsed by Britney Spears?
ERIKA SAYS FANTASY- RIGHT (BI-GO; $1,516)
13. (N36)- T or F: Grenadine syrup is made from cherries.
GEORGE SAYS FALSE- RIGHT ($1,552)
14. (B3)- T or F: In the original version of the board game "Clue", a hammer was one of the weapons.
ERIKA SAYS FALSE- YES INDEED ($1,555)
15. (B2)- Dongs or pips- the dots on dominoes are called what?
GEORGE GOES WITH PIPS- WIN ($1,557)
1. What B is the heaviest land animal that is native to North America?
GEORGE ANSWERS BISON- CORRECT (1)
2. What I did the Titanic hit?
GEORGE NAILS ICEBERG (2)
3. What N was one of the three ships sailed by Christopher Columbus?
GEORGE SAYS NINA- WINNER!
1. #8- $6,000
2. #21- Home entertainment package
3. #28- Hot Dogs (Seriously!)
4. #66- Puerto Rico
5. #43- WINS $6,000
Thank goodness he didn't get the food! He's going home with $7,557!