Wednesday, July 02, 2008

7/2/2008 Results

TPIR: Starting us off are Melissa Benke, Adam Kimball, Gina Deiko and Elizabeth Goodall. The first IUFB is a home gym (Brandi).

Elizabeth: $1,199
Gina: $1,600
Adam: $1,200
Melissa: $1,601

ARP: $2,599

Melissa Benke, who has a twin named Bridget, plays Clock Game for $1,000, a BBQ smoker (Lanisha) and a tennis ball machine (Rachael). The ARP of the smoker was $608. She starts with $700, then $600...$650...goes down in tens from there to $620, then
$619...$615...$612...$610...$609...$605...and then the right price of $608. She has 16.5 seconds to get the price of the tennis ball machine, which has a price tag of $849. She begins with $400, then $500...$600...$700...$800...$900...$850...$840...$845...and one ups from there to win!

After we possibly saw Fingers Greco behind the wall, Cesar comes on down and the second IUFB is a home entertainment system (Brandi and Lanisha).

Cesar: $2,200
Elizabeth: $1,499
Gina: $2,250
Adam: BUCK

ARP: $2,999

Gina Deiko plays Master Key for a cradle (Lanisha), a sofa (Brandi) and a Ford Ranger (Std., AC)(Rachael). The first item is a “Wild Wild West” DVD, which is either $41 or $12. She gets $12, so she chooses key #4. The other small item is a weather radio that’s either $35 or $59. She chooses $35...right to choose key #3.

KEY #4: SOFA
KEY #3: CRADLE

Our first Master Key loss this season.

After the makeup lady, Carol Wood, is brought out so that she’s congratulated for winning an Emmy in the makeup category! Coming on down next is Daniel Krasna and the third IUFB is a chandelier.

Daniel: $800
Adam: $1,200
Cesar: $3,500 (STAGE WILLY)
Elizabeth: $1,201

ARP: $1,259

That extra dollar gives Texan Elizabeth Goodall the chance to play Grand Game. Target is $8 and the products are Clorox bleach, Dr. Scholl’s Freeze Away, Gold Bond Cream, hearing aid batteries, hand soap and Jell-O. I know which are good and which are bad.

1. Jell-O: $1.07
2. Hand soap: $2.29
3. Bleach: $6.29

I hope she chooses the Gold Bond Cream last…and she does at $4.56 for $10,000!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Melissa ($5,056): $.60
Elizabeth ($11,259): $.60
Gina ($11,270): 40 + Nickel = $.45

SPIN-OFF:
Melissa: $.60
Elizabeth: $.85

Maybe to compensate for that lineup error during the Showcase Showdown, Elizabeth gets to the Showcase!

Next to get called down is James and the fourth IUFB is luggage (Brandi).

James: $600
Daniel: $400
Adam: $800
Cesar: $1,000

ARP: $920

Adam Kimball, the last of today’s first four to escape Contestant’s Row, plays Freeze Frame for a trip to Athens (Rachael). Choices are $1,195 (NO WAY), $1,927 (NO WAY), $2,788 (NO WAY), $3,577 (NO WAY), $6,619, $7,766, $8,811 or $9,535. His guess is $8,811...NO. It was $7,766.

Rich then calls on Macilynn Aimes and the next IUFB is an off road vehicle (Rachael).

Macilynn: $1,200
Cesar: $2,100
James: $1,800
Daniel: BUCK (STAGE GARF)

ARP: $2,599

Cesar’s challenge is to win some wedding anniversary gifts from a Clearance Sale- dinnerware (Brandi), a desk (Lanisha) and a popcorn cart (Rachael). Today’s sale prices are $750, $1,250 and $1,800. His guesses:

$750- Popcorn cart
$1,250- Dinnerware
$1,800- Desk

NO WAY. The prices:

Popcorn cart: $2,164
Dinnerware: $1,073
Desk: $1,429

He should’ve at least put the $750 tag on the dinnerware, because dinnerware’s usually cheap. The $1,250 tag should’ve been on the desk and the $1,800 tag should’ve been by the popcorn cart.

The last called down contestant is Douglas Hassler from Indiana and the final IUFB is a pool table (Brandi and Lanisha).

Douglas: $2,600
James: $2,800
Daniel: $2,200
Macilynn: $3,000

ARP: $3,399

Macyilynn Aimes plays Lucky Seven for a Chevrolet Impala (Std., ALB, Seat, Mats)(Rachael). First number is 2. Her second number guess is 3...

$ 2 3, _ _ _

…sure it is. Third number guess is 7...

$ 2 3, 2 _ _

…she’s down to $2. Fourth number guess is 7...

$ 2 3, 2 9 _

…she’s flat broke. ARP: $23,295.

Adam gets to the Showcase with 95 cents.

The first Showcase is about the four stages of life (the baby is played by Brandi). Stage #1 is “Wow”, which is what a baby might say when seeing a selection of new toys. On the second stage, you’re just being yourself in the forest with some new camping equipment (Rachael). Third is the us stage, which sees Lanisha using something everybody can enjoy- a new computer system. Finally is the “Na na na na na” stage, which is spending your family’s inheritance so that you can buy a new Pontiac Solstice (Std., AT)(All)!

ELIZABETH BIDS $32,000 ON CAR SHOWCASE- STAGE WILLY

For Douglas, it’s a Home Improvement Showcase. First, replace your old kitchen with new kitchen appliances (Rachael). Second, make sure that every bad room in your house has at least this- a new big screen TV (Lanisha). Finally, if your entire house’s being renovated, take a vacation to Japan (Rachael).

ADAM BIDS $15,500 ON HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOWCASE

ELIZABETH’S SHOWCASE:
BID: $32,000
ARP: $30,195
OVER

ADAM’S SHOWCASE:
BID: $15,500
ARP: $17,228
WINNING DIFFERENCE: $1,728

Douglas wins $18,148 in prizes.

Jeopardy!: Darryl Tahirali will try to repeat against Joe Parodi (a Spanish teacher from Thompson, CT) and Georgia Hiesterman (an aerospace engineer from Colorado). Here are the opening topics:

ROSEBUD
PLAY IT, SAM
WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE
IS IT SAFE?
GO AHEAD, MAKE MY “DAY”
I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE

Tahirali’s off to a great start towards retaining the title, as he has $5,000 at the first break. Hiesterman has $800 while Parodi has half her total. Left on the board at this point:

Rosebud: $600-$1,000
We’re Not…: $600-$1,000
Is It Safe?: $1,000 only
“Day”: $600-$1,000
I Drink Your Milkshake: ALL

The champ chooses the $600 “Day” clue and here it is:

Also a Beatles title, it’s someone who goes on an excursion in the morning and returns before bedtime, yeah.

Darryl: “Who is a daytripper?”- YES ($5,600); FINAL IS IT SAFE CLUE

This homophonic drug cocktail was a ’90s weight-loss dream but it was later discovered to be a health nightmare.

Georgia: “What is a fen fen?”- CORRECT ($1,800); $600 ROSEBUD CLUE

Call Orville Redenbacher; these are roses called this and “gourmet” this.

Joe: “What is popcorn?”- YOU BET ($1,000); $800 ROSEBUD CLUE

The rose known as “Mme. Ferdinand Jamin” became more popular in the U.S. when it was renamed “American” this.

Georgia: “What is Beauty?”- CORRECT ($2,600); FINAL ROSEBUD
CLUE

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIILLLLLLLLYYY DOUBLE! Her wager is EVERYTHING:

Fabric name for roses like the Selsiana, which has pedals, that look like crumpled silk.

“What are Organza?”…NO. Correct: What is a Damisck? She chooses the $600 Kansas clue next:

We’re in the Ozarks seeing a show at Andy Williams’ Moon River Theatre in this bordering state.

Darryl: “What is Arkansas?”- INCORRECT ($5,000)
Georgia: “What is Missouri?”- RIGHT ($600); $800, SAME CATEGORY

We’re visiting the Will Rogers Memorial in this state where the humorist is buried.

Georgia: “What is Oklahoma?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($1,400); FINAL CLUE IN WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE:

We’ve left Lawrence, KS for Lawrence in this state, Leonard Bernstein’s birthplace.

TRIPLE STUMPER #1: Massachusetts

$200 CLUE IN I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE:

This smallest New England state is known for a specialized shake called a Coffee Cabinet.

Joe: “What is Rhode Island?”- CORRECT ($1,200); $400 MILKSHAKE CLUE

This soft-serve chain opened in 1940 and got the shakes nine years later.

Georgia: “What is Dairy Queen?”- YOU BET ($1,800); MIDDLE MILKSHAKE CLUE

It’s much easier for me to drink your milkshake with the new type of this simple device patented in 1937.

Darryl: “What is a straw?”- RIGHT ($5,600); $800, SAME CATEGORY

Walgreens invented this shake made with barley-infused milk; the double chocolate kind is popular.

Joe: “What is a malted?”- RIGHT ($2,000); FINAL MILSHAKE CLUE

He sold milkshake machines to the McDonald Bros. burger joint, got curious about their operation and soon made history.

Georgia: “Who was Kroc?”- YES INDEED ($2,800)

$800 “DAY” CLUE:

In 1913, a flood in this “Birthplace of Aviation” city caused about $100M in damage and that’s $100M in 1913 bucks.

Darryl: “What is Dayton, Ohio?”- CORRECT ($6,400)

FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:

Early in his career, this English chemist and physicist was an assistant to Sir Humphrey Davie.

TRIPLE STUMPER #2: Michael Farraday

LACH TRASH DURING ROUND 1: $2,000

SCORES AFTER FIRST ROUND:

Darryl: $6,400
Georgia: $2,800
Joe: $2,000

DJ! Categories:

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE
I’M WALKIN’ HERE!
FOLLOW THE MONEY
SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND
HASTA LA VISTA, BABY

With 13 clues left and both Daily Doubles yet to be found, here are the scores:

Darryl: $15,200
Georgia: $9,200
Joe: $5,200

All the clues are left in Follow the Money and Say Hello to my Little Friend, while only the $600, $800 and $1,000 clues remain in Failure to Communicate. The $400 Follow the Money clue is this, being chosen by the lady in the middle:

Barbados, Belize and Brunei all use a currency called this.

Darryl: “What is the Dollar?”- YES INDEED ($15,600); $800 MONEY CLUE TOLD BY KELLY FROM KYOTO, JAPAN:

The name of this Japanese currency means “round” because of the new round coins that replaced oval and other shaped ones in the 1870s.

Joe: “What is yen?”- YES ($6,000); MIDDLE MONEY CLUE

Turkey still uses a currency called this, though Italy no longer does.

Joe: “What is lira?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($7,200); $1,600 MONEY CLUE

Nepal, Bhutan, India and this island nation off India all use the rupee as their currency.

Darryl: “What is Sri Lanka?”- CORRECT ($16,800); LAST MONEY CLUE

Guatemala’s national currency is named after this colorful bird seen here.

Joe: “What is a Quetzal?”- CORRECT ($9,200); $400 CLUE IN SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND:

An 11-year old is the heroine of Judy Blume’s book “Are you there God? It’s Me,” this girl.

Georgia: “Who is Margaret?”- RIGHT ($9,600); $800, SAME CATEGORY

This last name of Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz” books is appropriate, since it’s a synonym for “cyclone”.

Georgia: “What is Gail?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($10,400); $1,200, SAME TOPIC

Asia, Australia and Europeana are three of the children of “Mrs. Wiggs of” this title “Patch”.

Georgia: “What is Cabbage?”- YOU BET ($11,600); $1,600, SAME CATEGORY

In an 1881 novel, Fraulein Rottenmeier makes things rotten for this title girl.

Georgia: “Who is Heidi?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($13,200); FINAL CLUE IN FRIEND

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE #1! She decides to go for $3,000 and a sweep:

Eleven little girls all cried, “Boohoo! We want a Caldecott medal, too!” when a book about her
“rescue” won a medal in 1954.

“Who was Ramona?”…NO. Correct: Who was Madeline? But she’s still very much in it with $10,200. Her next stop is the $1,200 Failure to Communicate clue.

DAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIILLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE #2! Her wager this time is $2,000. She must get this right to avoid falling to last place:

Stephen King would know this term for an area where cell phone reception drops out.

“What is a dead zone?”…this time, she’s right to go to $12,200! For $1,600:

“I telegraphed and phoned/I sent an airmail special too/your answer was goodbye/there was even” this from the USPS.

Joe: “What is a return from sender?”- NO ($7,600)

TRIPLE STUMPER #1: “…postage due”

FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:

The Arabic word girbal, “Sieve”, gave us this word meaning to scramble a message so it’s incomprehensible.

Georgia: “What is garbel?”- RIGHT ($14,200)

LACH TRASH DURING DJ!: $1,600

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Darryl: $17,200
Georgia: $14,200
Joe: $7,600

CORYAT SCORES:

Darryl: $17,200
Georgia: $19,000
Joe: $7,600

FJ! CATEGORY: AFI’s Top 100 Movie Quotes.

This quote, No. 31 on the list, comes two minutes after the No. 1 quote and is the last line of its movie.

JOE:
Response: “What is Here’s looking at you, kid”
Wager: $1,600
Final total: $6,000

Hiesterman’s response was “What is We’ll always have Paris?”…I don’t think so. She wagered $6,600, dropping her to $7,600. The champ’s response was “ What is Tomorrow is another day”…



“What is Tomorrow is another day”

…well, he can say that again, cause that’s right to retain the championship with THE SAME SCORE FROM YESTERDAY ($28,401)! Hence, he now has $56,802 after two days!

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