Friday, June 20, 2008

6/20/2008 Results

WWTBAM: They’re in danger of setting a new season low for total winnings in a week. Right now, the Week 1 total of $74,000 remains the season low. This week, $70,000 has been given away. Let’s hope a new season low total doesn’t happen after today.

Returning is Mark Connolly from NYC, but is originally from England. $16,000 question:
Situated on what was once an inlet, Back Bay is a prominent neighborhood of what city?

A: Miami
B: New Orleans
C: San Francisco
D: Boston

He’s unsure, so he quickly leaves with the $8,000 he accumulated yesterday. It was Boston.
That means a new season low won’t be set this week.

Our second contestant today is Christine Cardi from Bristol, PA. She has some problems on this $500 question:

One of Earth’s slow-moving tectonic plates, the Arabian Plate lies beneath what region of the world?

A: Central America
B: Siberia
C: Middle East
D: Scandinavia

She decides to poll the audience and 90% said Middle East. She agrees and is right, and eventually gets to the $1,000 mark. For $4,000:

Of all the U.S. presidents, which of these statements applies only to Ronald Reagan?

A: He had four children
B: He was divorced
C: He lived into his 90s
D: He played college football

The 50:50 leaves the top two choices. She then locks in being divorced…

A: He had four children
B: He was divorced

…correct. Next, for $8,000:

Which of the following is the title of both a #1 hit for The Four Seasons in 1962 and a #1 hit for Fergie in 2007?

A: “Rag Doll”
B: “Candy Girl”
C: “Big Girls Don’t Cry”
D: “Walk Like a Man”

I know this one and she does too with “Big Girls Don’t Cry”. Next, for $16,000:

What’s Germany’s official name?

A: Republic of Germany
B: Democratic Republic of Germany
C: People’s Republic of Germany
D: Federal Republic of Germany

She calls Paul, who’s pretty sure it’s the Federal Republic of Germany. She agrees…

A: Republic of Germany
B: Democratic Republic of Germany
C: People’s Republic of Germany
D: Federal Republic of Germany

…and is right for 16 grand! For 25:

“Capitalist Tool” is the longtime slogan of which of these magazines?

A: Forbes
B: BusinessWeek
C: Money
D: Fortune

Despite the fact she has no idea, she takes a stab at it with Money…

A: Forbes
B: BusinessWeek
C: Money
D: Fortune

…and she just lost some of it, 15 grand to be exact. The answer was Forbes. She leaves with $1,000 and a DVD game.

Who should be Meredith Viera’s last contestant this season is Mark Kecko from Oxford, CT. For $2,000:

In the 1950s, TV personality Steve Allen immortalized the question “Is it bigger than a” what?

A: Snowglobe
B: Cantaloupe
C: Terrier
D: Breadbox

He goes to the audience for help and 93% said breadbox. He agrees and is right. Next, for $4,000:

In 1989, author Salman Rushdie became the subject of a now-famous death threat issued by what notorious figure?

A: Osama bin Laden
B: Ayatollah Khomeini
C: Saddam Hussein
D: Yasir Arafat

He’s stumped again, so he calls Jeff, who’s not very sure it’s Khomeini. The 50:50 leaves…that and Arafat. He then goes with Jeff’s guess…

B: Ayatollah Khomeini
D: Yasir Arafat

…right! Next, for $8,000:

The ubiquitous Hard Rock Café restaurants are often adorned with life-size models of what vintage cars?

A: Cadillacs
B: Mustangs
C: Thunderbirds
D: Oldsmobiles

He goes for it with T-Birds…

A: Cadillacs
B: Mustangs
C: Thunderbirds
D: Oldsmobiles

…I’m afraid not. It was Cadillacs, so he also leaves with $1,000 and a DVD game.

On the last week of the season next week, former talk show host Leeza Gibbons will be guest hosting.

TPIR: Opening the show are Anastacia Coper, Dominick Martinez, Ludmila Perry and Todd Scott. The opening IUFB is a selection of surfboards (Rachael).

Todd: $600
Ludmila: BUCK
Dominick: $750
Anastacia: $751 (she originally wanted to say $1,000)

ARP: $1,000 (DOH!)

Anastacia Coper missed a $500 bonus by that much, but she'll still be playing Switch? for a cabinet marked at $1,299 (Brandi) and an exerciser marked at $2,097 (Lanisha). She decides to switch those prices...and is a winner!

Next to get called on down is Jordan Carte and the second IUFB is cookware (Brandi).

Jordan: $800
Todd: $430
Ludmila: $595
Dominick: $550

ARP: $512

Todd Scott plays Plinko. All the SPs in this game today are modeled by Lanisha. The first SP is salt and pepper shakers marked at $64 and he selects the 4...$24. Second item is a set of wireless headphones marked at $71 and he picks the 1, but they're $79. Third, we have a football slow cooker marked at $52 and he chooses the 2, and it's just $12. Finally is a sonic listening device marked at $37 and he chooses the $3...$30 to give him a total of four Plinko Chips.
The chips are brought out by Rachael.

1. $10,000
2. DUD (Right)
3. DUD (Left)
4. DUD (Right)

Thank goodness that free Plinko chip was kind to him!

Next to "Come on Down" is Gilberto and the third IUFB is a pair of three wheel cruisers (Lanisha). The winner plays for some more wheels.

Gilberto: $1,000
Ludmila: $300
Dominick: $1,200
Jordan: $700

ARP: $698

Ludmila Perry is the latest to try and run the More or Less gauntlet. At stake today is a brass cradle marked at a whopping $5,820, a pool table marked at $1,600, a fireplace marked at $2,800 (first three prizes modeled by Brandi and Rachael) and a Pontiac Vibe (Lanisha).

1. Cradle: LESS- YOU BET ($4,625)
2. Pool table: MORE- RIGHT ($2,400)
3. Fireplace: MORE- OOPS ($1,999)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Anastacia ($4,396): 45 + 50 = $.95
Ludmila ($7,723): 75 + 70 = OVER
Todd ($10,578): 55 + 45 = WINS $1,000 AND SHOWCASE BERTH!

In Todd's Bonus Spin...75 cents for nothing else.

Our next player is Danetta Felder and the fourth IUFB is a motorcycle (Rachael).

Danetta: $1,200
Dominick: $2,000
Jordan: $2,100
Gilberto: $2,300

ARP: $2,599

Gilberto plays Coming or Going for a spa (Brandi and Lanisha). If he's Coming, his guess would be $3,176. If he's Going, his guess would be $6,713. He decides to go to $6,713 and he's a winner!

Next to leave their seat is Rebecca Sheeder and the next IUFB is outdoor power equipment (Brandi).

Rebecca: $450
Danetta: $495
Dominick: $500
Jordan: $501

ARP: $613

Jordan, the top bidder in that situation, plays for patio furniture and a TV, all worth $12,417 in Bullseye (Rachael and Lanisha). Products today are Ziploc bags, Phillips Caplets, Chips Ahoy! (the big bag), salad beans and oatmeal creme pies.

1. 3 Ziplocs: $2.99 X 3 = $8.97
2. 2 Creme Pie Boxes: $1.39 X 2 = $2.78 (He's one of those contestants who's getting the rules of this game confused with Grocery Game)
3. 3 Chips Ahoy Bags: 3 X $3.49 = $10.47 (WIN!)

The last called down contestant is Lisa Newcomb and the final IUFB is a gold necklace (Brandi). Winner tries for a car.

Lisa: $250 (DOH)
Rebecca: $400
Danetta: $825
Dominick: $826

ARP: $1,165, so Dominick Martinez's not in the First Four Breakfast Club!

Not only that, this Albuquerque native plays Lucky Seven for a Jeep Wrangler (Fairly loaded)(Rachael and Lanisha). First number is 2. His second number guess is 2...

$ 2 2 , _ _ _

...yes indeed! Middle number guess is 5...

$ 2 2 , 5 _ _

...right again! Fourth number guess is 6...

$ 2 2 , 5 1 _

...he's down to two bucks. His last number guess is 5...

$ 2 2 , 5 1 4

...he wins the Jeep!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Gilberto ($9,312): 45 + 90 = DOH
Jordan ($13,030): 45 + 95 = OOPSY DAISY
Dominick ($23,679): WINNER BY DEFAULT WITH $.25!

Today's first Showcase talks about some model mishaps here on this show. First, Lanisha wound up being put in a body cast because she broke both of her arms while shaking her new Pirates of the Caribbean pinball machine. Second, Rachael messed up her apron while cooking a lunch on her new range. Finally, Rachael got her hair messed up because she drove way too fast in a new Pontiac Solstice (Std., Wheels)!

DOMINICK GOES WITH MY BID OF $30,000 ON SHOWCASE #1

Todd goes for a dining room, fruit baskets for a year (Rachael) and a trip to Bali (Lanisha).

TODD BIDS $12,300 ON ROOM/TRIP SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF (I'm not sure if that even covers the trip)

TODD'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $12,300
ARP: $16,323
DIFFERENCE: $4,023

DOMINICK'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $30,000
ARP: $31,489
DIFFERENCE: $1,489- WINNER!

Including two automobiles, Dominick Martinez will be going back to New Mexico with $55,168 in loot!

Jeopardy!: Dave Simpson will try to make it five in a row after facing Matt Phillips (an exhibit developer from Munhall, PA) and Doris Nash (a costume shop supervisor from Aimes, IA). Opening categories:

THE 20th CENTURY
MOVIE MR. & MRS.
SOUNDS LIKE A GAME SHOW HOST
THE BAHAMAS, BOLIVIA OR BULGARIA
RAISE THE FLAG
OH, I'VE GOT A 4-LETTER WORD FOR YOU

Here's the opening clue in the game show category. BTW, each correct response will have part of the name of a famous game show host:

This rock legend, to our knowledge- not a secret agent.

Matt: "Who is Chuck Berry?- RIGHT ($2,800); $400, SAME CATEGORY

She wasn't in jeopardy against Gabrielle Seyfert when she won a gold in figure skating at Grenoble in 1968.

Doris: "Who is Peggy Fleming?"- CORRECT ($2,200); MIDDLE GAME SHOW CLUE

This mother seen here died in a four hour battle with the FBI in 1935.

Doris: "Who is Ma Barker?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($2,800); $800, SAME CATEGORY

Newlyweds know that he wobbled as coach of the Jets in Super Bowl III but didn't fall down.

Dave: "Who was Weeb Ewbank?"- CORRECT ($1,800); FINAL GAME SHOW CLUE

He fought terrorism for Reagan, Clinton and Bush, one; but accused Bush, two, of doing a terrible job.

TRIPLE STUMPER: Richard Clarke

That's where we hit the first break mark. As we get down to the Bahamas, Bolivia or Bulgaria and Raise the Flag, here are the scores...

Dave: $2,200
Doris: $3,600
Marr: $3,400

...and the B country category begins with this $200 clue:

An archipelago.

Dave: "What are the Bahamas?"- RIGHT ($2,400); $400, SAME CATEGORY

Has the highest population of the three, with about nine million.

Matt: "What is Bulgaria?"- INCORRECT ($3,000)
Doris: "What is Bolivia?"- CORRECT ($4,000); $600, SAME CATEGORY

Member of the British Commonwealth.

Doris: "What is the Bahamas?"- CORRECT AGAIN ($4,600); $800, SAME SUBJECT

Uses the LEV as its unit of currency.

Matt: "What is Bulgaria?"- RIGHT ($3,800); FINAL CLUE IN BAHAMAS, BULGARIA OR BOLIVIA

12% Muslim.

Dave: "What is Bulgaria?"- RIGHT ($3,400)

RAISE THE FLAG BEGINS WITH THIS $200 CLUE:

Site of a famous flag raising, Mount Suribachi is found on this isle.

Dave: "What is Iwo Jima?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($3,600)

$400:

The two colors on this Scandinavian country's flag are blue and yellow.

Matt: "What is Sweden?"- YES ($4,200)

$600:

On the flag of Malawi, one of these represents the Dawn of Hope and Independence for Africa.

Doris: "What is a sun?"- RIGHT ($5,200)

$800:

The cross of this saint is seen on the flag of Scotland.

Doris: "Who is Saint Andrew?"- RIGHT TO GET A SHOT AT THE DAILY DOUBLE TO CLOSE THIS ROUND! ($6,000)

Her wager on this Daily Double is $2,000 (33% of her total):

It's the constellation seen on the flags of New Zealand and Austrailia.

"What is the Southern Cross?"...right to end the round with $8,000!

LACH TRASH FOR ROUND 1: $2,800

DJ! Categories:

THE BIBLE
BIG BROTHERS
WOMEN OF THE WORLD
AUTHORS & THEIR CHARACTERS
SUMO
JEOPORTMANTEAU!

After Simpson gets the $800 and $1,200 Bible clues, he hits the first Daily Double under the $1,600 clue there. He has $6,000 now, while Nash still leads with $8,400 and Phillips has half her total ($4,200). His wager is EVERYTHING, since he's a pastor! Good luck:

I Corinthians states, "As in" this man "...all die", even so in Christ shall all be made alive".

"Who is Adam?"...







"Who is Adam?"

...YES INDEED TO DOUBLE TO $12,000 AND THE LEAD! A few clues later, Nash finds the other Daily Double under the $1,200 Women of the World clue. With $11,200, she's only behind by $800. Her wager is three grand. To retake the lead:

After her coffee plantation failed, this author got out of Africa and returned to Denmark.

"Who is Dennison?"...is right to take the lead back with $14,200! At the halfway mark, Big Brothers, Sumo and Jeoportmanteau remain, and here are the scores now:

Dave: $12,000
Doris: $17,800
Matt: $4,600

Matt chooses the $400 Big Brothers clue, which is told by Julie Chen:

Charle Sheen's films with this big brother include "Men At Work" & "Young Guns".

Matt: "Who is Emilio Estevez?"- RIGHT ($5,000); $800 BIG BROTHERS CLUE

In 2008 quarterback Jordan Palmer signed with the Cincinatti Bengals to back up this big brother.

Dave: "Who is Carson Palmer?"- YOU BET ($12,800); MIDDLE BIG BROTHERS CLUE

Dave Davies of this band hasn't always looked up to big Brother Ray, as they're known for fighting on stage.

Doris: "Who are the Kinks?"- RIGHT ($19,000); $1,600, SAME CATEGORY

The 8th of nine Wahlberg children, he was the "New Kid" until he became big brother to Mark.

Matt: "Who is Donnie Wahlberg?"- CORRECT ($6,600); FINAL CLUE IN BIG BROTHERS

Siblings Elisabeth and Andrew in this family made the 2007 film "Gracie", a tribute to their late older brother William.

Matt: "Who are the Shues?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($8,600); $400 JEOPORTMANTEAU CLUE

A pointed fastener used on bulletin boards plus an apex.

TRIPLE STUMPER #1: Push pinnacle

$800, SAME CATEGORY:

One who is possibly the perp plus a muscle in the chest.

Dave: "What is a suspectoral?"- RIGHT ($13,600); $1,200, SAME TOPIC

Cone-shaped dwelling plus hide-your-face game played with youngsters.

Doris: "What is teepee and seek?"- NO ($17,800)
Matt: "What is tee peekaboo?"- YES ($9,800); $1,600, SAME CATEGORY

Elastic synthetic fabric plus skill and grace in physical movement.

TRIPLE STUMPER #2: Spandextharity

FINAL CLUE, SAME CATEGORY:

Annual publication with tables and forecasts plus something out of place in time.

Doris: "What is an almanacharism?"- CORRECT ($19,800)

THE FINAL CATEGORY OF SUMO BEGINS WITH THIS $400 CLUE, TOLD BY JIMMY FROM THE SUMO TRAINING STABLE IN TOKYO:

Quite a lot of this rich fabric goes into a mawashi, which wraps several times around a sumo wrestler.

Doris: "What is silk?"- YES ($20,200)

$800 (Cheryl):

Sumo ties to this native Japanese religion are symbolized in many ways; the canopy suspended above the ring is made to resemble the boot of the shrine.

Dave: "What is Shintoism?"- RIGHT ($14,400)

$1,200 (Cheryl):

The object is to power your opponent out of the ring, punching and choking are not allowed in "kinjite", which means this forbidden body part.

Doris: "What is the hand?"- CORRECT ($21,400)

$1,600 (Jimmy):

Sumo wrestlers take new names, sometimes ending with Kawa, meaning "river", or Yama, which is this appropriate geographical feature.

Doris: "What is the mountain?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($23,000)

FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND (Cheryl):

Top sumo wrestlers may wear the top knot in a fan-like shape to resemble the leaf of this sacred tree.

Matt: "What is the Banzai tree?"- NO ($7,800)
Doris: "What is the Genko?"- THREE IN A ROW ($25,000)

LACH TRASH DURING DJ!: $2,000

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Dave: $14,400
Doris: $25,000
Matt: $7,800

CORYAT SCORES:

Dave: $10,000
Doris: $22,200
Matt: $7,800

FJ! CATEGORY: 19th Century Science.

In 1824, Anglican preist William Buckland wrote a pioneering paper on Megalosaurus, a creature whose name means this.

MATT:
Response: "What is large lizard?"
Wager: $7,000
Final score: $14,800

The champ had..."giant lizard"...which is acceptable TO DOUBLE TO THE NORMA BROWN JACKPOT OF $28,800! As for Nash...








...she has "big lizard", also acceptable, and wins the championship with $28,801! Simpson leaves with a final total of $90,901, and maybe we'll see him again.

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