TPIR: Six shows left.
Today's first contestants are Jenessa, Oliver Moore Mason, Morella and Winnfred Hartley. The first IUFB is a swimming pool (Rachael).
Morella: $5,000 (STAGE WILLY)
Oliver: $6,500 (WILLY OF THE CENTURY)
Lucky for Morella and Oliver, all have overbid.
Jenessa plays Flip Flop for a pair of motorcycles (Brandi). Board:
She flips to $7,889...that breaks the rule of having the price of a pair of something being either 0 or an even number. It was $8,798, so she never would've won.
Gretchel is called down next and the second IUFB is a wine cooler (Lanisha).
Oliver plays Plinko. All of today's small items here are modeled by Rachael. The first one is a digital camcorder marked at $43 and he picks the 3...$83. Second is a "Happy Gilmore" DVD marked at $45 and he picks the 5, because it's $15. Third is a hair clipper set with a wrong price of $34 and he goes with the 3...$30. Finally is a batter dispenser marked at $86 and he chooses 6...$36 to sweep all the SPs! The other four Plinko Chips are brought to Oliver by Brandi.
1. $100 (Right)
2. $500 (Left)
3. $1,000 (Right)
4. $100 (Left)
5. $100 (Right)
He never got a zero, but he still gets held to $1,800 here.
Rich then says the magic words to Andrea Agular and the third IUFB is a multi tool system (Brandi).
Andrea plays Stack the Deck for a Ford Focus (Std., AT, ALB/Traction, SRadio, Mats)(Lanisha). Board:
If the price goes the way I see it, she'll have the best chance of winning if she chooses the last three digits. The products are modeled by Rachael. The first pair of products are Gold Bond Powder and Freeze Away, and she must pick the one that's $7.20. She's able to do that with the powder, so she chooses the second digit, which is 6.
$ _ 6 , _ _ _
The second pair of items are Multi Grain Cheerios and Hot Pockets, and she's now gotta pick the one that sells for $3.49...but she's wrong with the Hot Pockets. The final pair of items are sleep aid and hearing aid batteries, and the target this time is $8.99. She says the batteries are $8.99...right. She chooses the last number, which is 0.
$ _ 6 , _ _ 0
For the car, her guess is $16,940...
$ 1 6 , 9 4 0
...but it's $16,420.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Andrea ($1,049): $.80
Oliver ($2,963): $.90
Jenessa ($2,974): Nickel + 35 = $.40
Oliver, the only one that's won anything in a Pricing Game today, goes to the Showcase.
Tracy Kind now enters Contestant's Row and the fourth IUFB is a dishwasher (Brandi and Rachael).
Winnfred hopes that it's Easy as 1-2-3 to win a piece of artwork (Rachael), flatware (Lanisha) and an LCD HDTV (Brandi). Her guesses:
And the prices:
She's the first official winner of the day!
Coming on down next is Dennis Bradshaw and the fifth IUFB is a curio cabinet (Lanisha).
That extra dollar means Tracy Kind wasn't living up to her last name; instead, this Bowling Green native plays Cover Up for a Dodge Caliber (Std., AC, Stereos)(Brandi). Board:
First number: 1 or 3?
Second number: 2, 4 or 6?
Third number: 0, 1, 3 or 6?
Fourth number: 2, 4, 7, 8 or 9?
Fifth number: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7?
First guess is $16,395...the third and fourth digits are wrong. Second guess is $16,185...she has the second 1 right. Her final guess is $16,175...no. It was $16,125.
The final contestant is Lisa Kuzar and the final IUFB is a home gym (Rachael).
ARP: $1,000, so not only does Morella go to the First Four Breakfast Club, Dennis gets a $500 bonus.
Dennis now plays Barker's Bargain Bar for a daybed (Lanisha) marked at $1,399 and a lawn mower (Brandi) marked at $1,050. He says the lawn mower is the bigger bargain because he's wearing the colors of the lawn mower. OK, now.
Base price: $1,399
Base price: $1,050
DIFFERENCE: $400- LOSS
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Dennis ($1,500): $.85
Tracy ($2,199): $.85
Winifred ($4,869): WINS $1,000 AND SHOWCASE BERTH!
In Winifred's Bonus Spin...30 cents for nothing else.
It's a battle of the only two players that won anything on stage today. The first Showcase takes a visit to the Train Depot (conducted by Brandi, with the first train being ridden by Rachael). Today, the trains have on board a dinette, an ice wagon and a GEM car. Winifred passes to Oliver.
OLIVER BIDS $13,550 ON TRAIN DEPOT- STAGE GARF
MY BID FOR TRAIN DEPOT: $17,550
For Winifred, we have an espresso machine (Lanisha), a laptop (Brandi) and a Hi-Lo trailer (Rachael).
WINIFRED BIDS $22,950 ON TRAILER SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRAILER SHOWCASE: $23,750
Tough loss for Winifred, but she does leave with $5,869 in cash and prizes. Oliver wins today and $19,783 in cash and prizes.
TODAY'S PRICING GAME RECORD: 1-5
TOTAL WINNINGS: $33,374
Jeopardy!: Aaron Schroeder tries to become the latest winner of at least five straight when he faces Joan Gardiner and Tom. The first categories:
PHRASES IN THE KING JAMES BIBLE
SPORTS ON FILM (the sport must be IDed in each correct response)
VEGETARIANS CAN EAT THAT?
ON A JET PLANE
At the first break, the champ has five grand while the other two just have one.
BTW, the first clue in "Je"-pardy poked fun at announcer Johnny Gilbert!
With eight clues to go, the $600-$1,000 clue in "Je"-pardy and everything in On a Jet Plane, the champ's lead has dwindled- he's now at $4,400, while the others have $2,600. Tom's in control and he chooses the $600 "Je" clue:
They run Georgetown University.
Aaron: "Who are the Jesuits?"- CORRECT ($5,000); $800 "JE" CLUE
Seen here- this jumping mouse-like rodent can hop faster than a human can run.
TRIPLE STUMPER: Jerboa
FINAL "JE" CLUE:
A bitter or warning rant, from the name of an Old Testament prophet.
Aaron: "Who is Jeremiah?"- CORRECT ($6,000)
THE FINAL CATEGORY OF ON A JET PLANE BEGINS WITH THIS $200 CLUE:
In the standard three-class configuration, this Boeing jet seats 416.
Aaron: "What is a 747?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($6,200)
It's the two-word slang term for what's formerly known as "Time Zone Change Syndrome".
Tom: "What is jet lag?"- CORRECT ($3,000)
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE! His wager is half the money:
The first jet vs. jet air battle took place during this war.
"What is the Korean War?"...that's the war to go to $4,500!
In the '60s, he began turning Swiss-built jet fighters into personal jets for the rich.
Joan: "Who is Lear?"- CORRECT ($3,400)
FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:
European nations joined forces to form this company whose widebody A300 was launched in 1974.
Joan: "What is Aerojet?"- NO ($2,400)
Aaron: "What is Airbus?- YES ($7,200)
LACH TRASH FOR ROUND 1: $2,600
TV GROUPS (the TV show must be given in each correct response)
After a slow start, Schroeder finds the first Daily Double under the $1,600 Body Language clue, now with $12,400. Tom has $8,500 and Joan has $6,400. The champ's wager is two grand:
Said when you suspect you're being misled, this phrase may come from British muggers known as "trippers up".
"What is two left feet?"...NO. It was "you're pulling my leg", so he's down to $10,400.
After the category gets cleared out, "C"lassical Musicians and Strike Forces are left in full, while only the $2,000 clue remains in the Shakespeare category. The champ chooses the $400 Strike Force clue next:
JTF-2 is now this country's elite CTU following the disbanding of its RCMP-SERT in 1993.
Aaron: "What is Canada?"- CORRECT ($10,800); $800 STRIKE FORCES CLUE
This country's special forces include the special boat service as well as the special air service.
Joan: "What is Great Britain?"- RIGHT ($7,200); MIDDLE CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
In 1994, this country formed a new special forces group, the Kommando Spezialkraefte.
Aaron: "What is Germany?"- YES ($12,000); $1,600, SAME CATEGORY
A holdover from the Cold War, the Spetsnaz are some of this country's elite special forces.
Tom: "What is Russia?"- CORRECT ($8,100); FINAL STRIKE FORCE CLUE
In 1962, India set up the special frontier force, made up largely of refugees from this lofty region.
Aaron: "What is Catchmere?"- NO ($10,000)
Tom: "What is Nepal?"- NO ($6,100)
TRIPLE STUMPER: Tibet
$400 CLUE IN CLASSICAL MUSICIANS:
For messing up the words, among other mistakes, in 1894, this Italian tenor was dismissed from "Mignon".
Joan: "Who was Carusoe?"- CORRECT ($7,600); $800 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
DAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE #2! Her wager is $1,600:
Moving to Greece at age 13, she studied voice ar the Royal Academy of Music in Athens.
"Who was Maria Callis?"...is right to go to $9,200. Middle clue there was given by Sarah from the Steinway & Sons headquarters in NY:
Steinway unveiled its 500,000th piano in a 1988 gala at Carnegie Hall, featuring Steinway artists like this Americanist, who has his own Fort Worth piano competition.
Joan: "Who is Van Clyburn?"- RIGHT FOR THE LEAD ($10,400)
$1,600, SAME CATEGORY
In 1894, this cellist was awarded the order of Carlos III from the Queen of Spain.
Joan: "Who was Pablo Casalles?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($12,000); FINAL CLUE IN "C"LASSICAL MUSICIANS:
He composed the music for the 1938 ballet "Billy the Kid".
Aaron: "Who was Copeland?"- CORRECT TO TIE ($12,000)
FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND FOR $2,000 IN SHAKEN-UP SHAKESPEARE:
Yee-haw! Colonel John Falstaff goes a-wooing in "Lone Star Love", a musical that moves this comedy to Texas.
TRIPLE STUMPER: "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
LACH TRASH FOR DJ!: $9,600
We have a tie for the lead heading into FJ!- both Aaron and Joan have 12 grand, while Tom has $6,100.
FJ! CATEGORY: Secretaries of State.
In 1947, he said Europe's food needs require "substatial additional help" to prevent social deterioration.
Response: "Who is Marshall?"
Final score: $6,200
Joan had...the same thing to double up to $24,000! Do we have co-champions after the champ's response is revealed?...
...YES! Aaron now has a five-day total of $127,902!
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?: Our latest grown up is Chrissy Borress from Lowell, MA(who is a kindergarten teacher). And this is one of those occasional Visiting Class episodes! And the special guests are…THE PANELISTS FROM LAST SEASON!!!
Her first partner is Jacob and here are the categories:
1st Grade Spelling
1st Grade World Geography
2nd Grade Math
2nd Grade Social Studies
3rd Grade U.S. Geography
3rd Grade Science
4th Grade Geography
4th Grade Geometry
5th Grade Health
5th Grade Literature
The first chosen topic is 2nd Grade Math.
There were thirty cookies at Sierra’s party. If all nine kids at the party ate exactly two cookies, how many were left over?
She easily gets 12. Her second category is Spelling:
Spell the word “elephant”.
She spells the word no problem and chooses Kyle as her second classmate. The third category is World Geography.
What continent has the coldest average annual temperature?
She knows it’s Antarctica. The fourth topic is Social Studies.
E Pluribus Unum, the motto of the Great Seal of the U.S.A., means what?
A: Live free or die
B: United we stand
C: Out of many, one
She goes with “Out of many, one”…right. This time, she chooses somebody from this year’s class, Nathan, as her third partner. Her $25,000 subject is 4th Grade Geometry, which is a Classroom Club question sent in by Devon from Lower Lab School:
What’s the only geometric shape that has infinite lines of symmetry?
She goes with the circle…right! Next topic is 3rd Grade U.S. Geography.
What’s the name of the river which forms the border between Mexico and the U.S. state of Texas?
She says the Colorado…the right answer’s not even a state. It was Rio Grande…but Nathan saves her for $50,000! Her fourth partner is Sierra and her next category is 3rd Grade Science:
T or F: When a wooden log burns and turns to ash, it undergoes a physical change but not a chemical change.
She peeks at Sierra’s response, which was False. She agrees…and has a hundred grand! The next category for her is 4th Grade Astronomy.
In Fahrenheit, what’s the approximate temperature of the sun’s surface?
A: 10,000 degrees
B: A million degrees
C: 35 million degrees
She stops at $100,000. She would’ve said 35 million…incorrect. Sierra had the right answer of 10,000 degrees.
Patrick Delke from Chicago has these five subjects remaining after getting to 25 grand:
1st Grade Grammar
4th Grade Cultural Studies
4th Grade World History
5th Grade U.S. History
5th Grade Measurements
Only his Copy is left, and Jacob is his partner at this point. He goes for the 50 with 1st Grade Grammar:
How many contractions are in the following sentence:
“Nathan isn’t dressing up as a cowboy for Halloween, but Cody’s brother is.”
Since he doesn’t remember contractions at all, he copies Jacob’s answer, which was 1…of course that’s right! His next subject is 4th Grade World History.
In the 16th century, what explorer began and led the first known sea voyage that would circle the globe?
Unfortunately, he doesn’t quit with the $50,000; he’s incorrect with Christopher Columbus. The right answer was Ferdinand Magellan, sending him home with $25,000.