TPIR: Only three episodes left, people.
Starting the show were Breelyn Burns, Ryan Bartlett, Fatira Branch and Jose Salas. The first IUFB was a home gym (Amber).
Fatira: $300 (STAGE GARF)
Breelyn: BUCK (STUPID BID)
Ryan Bartlett, a construction worker from Connecticut, played Make Your Move for a retro radio boombox, a bar cabinet (Shane) and a sailboat (Phire). Board:
He had everything wrong. The boombox was $70, the cabinet was $650 and the boat was $7,596.
Coming on down fifth was Jana Platt and the second IUFB was a sofa (Phire).
Jana: $3,000 (STAGE WILLY)
Breelyn played Stack the Deck for a Chevrolet HHR (Std., AT/Remote, Prot)(Amber). Board:
If she knew her groceries (modeled by Shane today), she should win this car with little trouble. The first pair of items were Aspercreme and Clorox bleach, and the price she needed to match was $6.79. She knew the Aspercreme was $6.79, so she chose the third digit, which was 7.
$ _ _ , 7 _ _
The second pair of items were pasta sauce and Gold Bond Cream, and the price available this time was $1.99. Of course she got the sauce at $1.99, so she chose the second digit, which was 8.
$ _ 8, 7 _ _
The final items were Fisher Mixed Nuts and Jif peanut butter, and she needed to pick the one that was $6.49. She did get the nuts at $6.49, but unforunately picked the first number, which was 1.
$ 1 8, 7 _ _
She wasn't even close on the car, as she said $18,743. ARP: $18,729. She definitely would've won had she chosen the last three digits.
Coming on down next was Ashley Aitken and the third IUFB was a pool table (Shane).
ARP: $1,300, meaning Fatira Branch won a $500 bonus!
She then played Freeze Frame for a spa (Amber and Phire). Choices: $1,072 (NO WAY), $1,381 (NO WAY), $1,492 (NO WAY), $2,310 (NO WAY), $3,014, $7,213, $8,130, and $9,223. Her guess was $3,014...she GARFED. ARP: $7,213.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Breelyn ($899): 50 + Dollar = DOH
Fatira ($1,800): Nickel + Dime = $.15
Ryan ($2,199): WINS AT $.60
The first player of the day gets to the Showcase.
Rich then said the magic words to Beri Cooper and the fourth IUFB was a bass guitar (Shane).
Ashley from Riverside, CA played Cliff Hangers for patio furniture (Amber and Phire) worth $8,797. The other items were modeled by Shane. The first one was a disco ball lamp and her bid was $20...$11. Second was a batter dispenser and she bid $45...$36. She needed to get the price of the DVD repair kit within $7, high or low. She went with $45 again and became the first winner of the day! ARP: $40.
Lucas Dyer from the U.S. Marine Corps then came on down and the fifth IUFB was a gold necklace (Phire).
Jana Platt, who wants to become the first ever female President of the United States, played Race Game for a pair of bikes, a waterfall, a dinette and a computer system (first two prizes modeled by Shane and Phire, other two modeled by Phire and Amber). The prices:
ONE RIGHT; :28 LEFT
TWO RIGHT (originally one right); :14 LEFT
Third (and maybe final) guesses:
Since that scoreboard mistake apparently confused her to death, a TECHNICAL WIN was awarded. Correct prices:
The last player today to "Come on Down" was Inga Frances and the final IUFB was a pair of surfboards (Phire).
ARP: $1,330, so Jose was kicked right into the First Four Breakfast Club.
Meanwhile, Beri Cooper played Range Game for a Ford Ranger (Std., AC, Cruise/Tilt, Stereo, SRadio)(Shane and Amber). Range was $16,200-$16,800. This should've been easy. She stopped at $16,418-$16,568. ARP: $16,440, so unoffically, we had a perfect second half (thanks to the production error in Race Game)!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Jana ($7,722): 45 + 85 = OVER
Ashley ($10,549): $.80 (after two DUD spins)
Beri ($17,770): 15 + Quarter = $.40
Ashley got the Top Winner spot in today's Showcase.
The first Showcase had a bedroom, hair care products (Shane) and a Dodge Caliber (Std., AC, SRadio)(Phire)! Ashley bidded on this.
ASHLEY BIDS $28,000 ON ROOM/CAR SHOWCASE- STAGE WILLY
MY BID ON ROOM/CAR SHOWCASE: $21,300
For Ryan, we see Amber waiting to her a call from her flaky boyfriend. First, she tried to contact her with her new iPhone. Second, she decided to dump him and instead get away from it all on a Tahitan Cruise! Finally, her now former boyfriend decided to surprise her with a nice wedding present- a Ford Escape Hybrid (Std., Nav.)!
RYAN BIDS $30,000 ON CRUISE/CAR SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF (Only covers the car and the iPhone).
MY BID ON CRUISE/CAR SHOWCASE: $40,000
DIFFERENCE: $17,367 (GARF OF THE CENTURY)
OVER- RYAN WINS!
Ryan took home $49,566 in prizes!
TODAY'S PRICING GAME RECORD: 3-3 (including one Technical Win)
TOTAL WINNINGS: $88,306
Wipeout: In tonight's Qualifier, the obstacles are the Tumble Tubes, Sucker Punch, Big Balls and the Wall Swing. Notables:
Bryan Sayas: 3:46.8 (four WOs)
Grace Matias (from Virginia!): 2:49.5
Gabriel Lawrence: 2:30.1
Keith Biondi: 2:37
Saye Yabandeh: 3:26.6
Robert Schweitzer: 2:15.1
Marc Natividad: 1:41.7
Gwenshia Robinson is the first contestant ever to clear the Sucker Punch unscathed. Nobody successfully did the Wall Swing.
Joining those eight on the Sweeper are Rado Pagac, Kat Negrete, Taylor Johnson and Philip Ventimiglia.
Sweeper: In this edition, the remaining twelve contestants must hold two dodgeballs while jumping over the Sweeper. The elimination order:
Joining $1,000 winner Gabriel in the next round are Robert, Marc, Saye, Gwenshia and Keith.
Round 3: The Dreadmill returns this week. This time, each contestant had to wear flippers and had to get past several inflatable creatures rolling their way. Also, the four who stayed on it the longest before falling into the foam pool move on to the Wipeout Zone.
Keith and Gwenisha leave the show.
Wipeout Zone: We start this time with a water slide surrounded by fire. The Barrel Run, Spinner and the Launch Pads follow that as usual.
Gabriel: QUIT at about ten minutes
That means we won't have our third straight $51K winner on the show.
Does Saye, the only remaining woman tonight, win the 50 large tonight?...
...NO- she never made it past the Spinner, so Marc wins the money.
Jeopardy!: Our current champion is Randall Eng (a composer from NYC) with $28,001 so far. He defends his title for the first time tonight against Gail Sneyers (an administrative assistant from Myrtle Beach, SC) and Holden Toplin (a graduate student/actor from Philadelphia). Opening categories:
THE EMERALD ISLE
SHOW BIZ OATHS & EXCLAMATIONS
History of "The New York Times"
BRITISH ROYALS IN THE MILITARY
HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
INSIDE JOHNNY GILBERT (each correct response contains some of the letters of Johnny's name)
The champ gets off to a fine start by getting everything but the $800 clue in the Show Biz category. At the first break, he's got a big lead with $6,200 while the others have $1,200. The Emerald Isle, British Royals in the Military and Inside Johnny Gilbert are the categories remaining, and Toplin now has control. Going Daily Double Hunting now, he chooses the $600 British Royals clue...no Daily Double, but this:
This British prince was made a vice admiral and a lieutenant general, all on his 54th birthday in 2002.
Holden: "Who is Prince Andrew?"- NO ($600)
Gail: "Who is Prince Charles?"- CORRECT ($1,800); $800 BRITISH ROYALS CLUE
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIILLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE! She bets the farm on this:
In 1982, Prince Andrew flew helicopters during a war against this country.
"What is Argentina?"...is right for $3,600!
$1,000 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
To begin his training as an Army officer, Prince William entered this British military academy in 2006.
Randall: "What is Sandhurst?"- CORRECT ($7,200); $200 INSIDE JOHNNY GILBERT CLUE
Seat fit for a king.
Gail: "What is a throne?"- YOU BET ($3,800); $400 JOHNNY GILBERT CLUE
Cardinal compass direction.
Holden: "What is north?"- CORRECT ($1,000); $600, SAME CATEGORY
Thin, clear soup of concentrated stock.
TRIPLE STUMPER: Broth
$800, SAME CATEGORY
One story told in three books.
Holden: "What is a trilogy?"- OF COURSE IT IS ($1,800)
FINAL CLUE IN INSIDE JOHNNY GILBERT
Last name of one of our last three Vice Presidents.
Holden: "What is Gore?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($2,800); $200 CLUE IN THE EMERALD ISLE
With more than 500,000 inhabitants, it's Ireland's most populous city.
Randall: "What is Dublin?"- RIGHT ($7,400); $400, SAME CATEGORY
No surprise--at 88%, it's the most practiced religion in the Republic of Ireland.
Randall: "What is Catholic?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($7,800); MIDDLE CLUE, SAME TOPIC
Six countries in Ulster make up this political unit.
Holden: "What is Northern Ireland?"- CORRECT ($3,400); $800, SAME SUBJECT
The two official languages of the Republic of Ireland are English and this one, also known as Irish.
Randall: "What is Gaelic?"- CORRECT ($8,600); FINAL EMERALD ISLE CLUE
In 2008 he'd step down after eleven years as Ireland's Prime Minister.
Holden: "Who is Bertie Ahern?"- RIGHT ($4,400); $400 CLUE IN BRITISH ROYALS
In February 2008, word leaked out that this young royal was serving with his Army unit in Afghanistan.
Randall: "Who is Prince William?"- NO ($8,200)
Holden: "Who is Prince Harry?"- YES ($4,800)
FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND FOR $200:
During WWII, she joined the women's auxiliary and drove a military truck in London.
Holden: "Who is Queen Elizabeth II?"- RIGHT ONCE AGAIN ($5,000)
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $1,000
THE EMERALD AISLE
BEFORE & AFTER GOES TO THE MOVIES
I NEED A FARM VACATION!
A VISIT TO A JAPANESE TEMPLE (the $400, $1,200 and $2,000 clues are Clue Crew ones)
ALSO KNOWN AS
Sneyers hits the first Daily Double under the $2,000 clue in "Man"-ly Lit, currently with $6,200. She trails Toplin by $400 for second place, while the champ's still ahead with $8,600. Her wager is $3,800. For ten grand and the lead:
In a pamphlet, Thomas Paine wrote about governmanet founded on "The Indefeasible Hereditary" these.
"What are man's rights?"...NOT ACCEPTABLE. The exact title was needed- it was the Rights of Man, so she drops to $2,400. A little later, the champ finds the other DD under the $1,600 Before & After clue, now with $9,800. Toplin still has $6,600 and Sneyers has $3,200. His wager is a big six grand. His lead is on the line with this clue:
Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones & Javier Barden go to Alaska to get love advice from Anne Heche in this movie-TV hybrid.
"What is No Country For Old Men in Trees?"...
"What is No Country For Old Men in Trees?"
...IS RIGHT to go to $15,800!
With only The Emerald Aisle and I Need a Farm Vaction left, the scores now look like this:
Toplin's in control and he chooses the $400 farm vacation clue, which is:
We'll learn how to groom llamas if we stay at Hidden Acres Llama Farm in Jefferson in this Down Fast State.
Holden: "What is Maine?"- CORRECT ($13,400); $800, SAME CATEGORY
Maybe I'll spend a day getting lose at Oakes Farm in Tennessee, in their 11-acre one of these mazes.
Holden: "What is a hedge maze?"- INCORRECT ($12,600)
Randall: "What is a corn maze?"- RIGHT ($18,600); $1,200, SAME SUBJECT
Horseback riding is the rein event at Lady Hawk Farm in this state's Citrus County.
Gail: "What is Florida?"- CORRECT ($8,000); $1,600, SAME TOPIC
If I ture of snowshoeing at Ohlers' Acres in this Canadian province, I'll take a side trip to the West Edmonton Mall.
Gail: "What is Alberta?"- CORRECT AGAIN ($9,600); FINAL CLUE IN FARM VACATION
Hey sugar, sugaring season is a great time to stay at Shearer Hill Farm in this state.
Holden: "What is Vermont?"- RIGHT ($14,600)
THE FINAL CATEGORY OF THE EMERALD AISLE BEGINS WITH THIS $400 CLUE:
John Boorman's man-returns-to-the-jungle film "The Emerald Forest" takes place mostly in this South American country.
Randall: "What is Brazil?"- YOU BET ($19,000)
Emerald is the birthstone for this month.
Gail: "What is May?"- THAT'S THE MONTH ($10,400)
In the 1940s, this superhero's abilities came from a ring that was fashioned from an emerald lamp.
Randall: "Who is the Green Lantern?"- YES ($20,200)
Roll out this-- emerald is the green variety of it; aquamarine is the blue-green variety.
Gail: NO RESPONSE ($8,800)
TRIPLE STUMPER: Beryl
FINAL CLUE THIS ROUND:
The hardness of emeralds ranges from 7.5 to 8 on this scale.
Randall: "What is Moh's?"- RIGHT ($22,200)
DJ! LACH TRASH: $3,600
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: Olympic Cities.
This city's Olympics were exactly two hundred years after the death of the British Cabinet Secretary it was named for.
We start with Sneyers, who had a response of "What is Sydney?"...
"What is Sydney?"
...taking place in 2000, that is correct! She wagered $6,400, taking her to $15,200. Toplin had Melbourne and drops to a dollar. As for the champ...Albertville, and his wager was $7,001, meaning he loses by a buck to the lady, so he leaves with $30,001. Gail Sneyers comes back to win the title at $15,200.