Catch 21: Our episode #2 players are:
Roberto Radd (Century City)- Restaurant manager
Nicole Demato (Del Rey, CA)- B & B hotel worker
Royce Johnson- Nightlife promotionist
ROBERTO: KING OF SPADES
NICOLE: 5 OF DIAMONDS
ROYCE: 9 OF CLUBS
1. If you’re flying out of L.A. and you want to take the shortest flight in terms of air miles, which city should you visit?
A: San Francisco
B: Las Vegas
ROYCE: Phoenix- INCORRECT
NICOLE: S.F.- INCORRECT ALSO
2. Which celebrity’s name is a combination of Hebrew and French Cajun which roughly translates to “Thank God for beef”?
ROYCE: (before even the choices were read): Natalie Portman- ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
A: Angelina Jolie
B: Barack Obama
C: Shia Labeouf
NICOLE: Shia Labeouf- CORRECT (100)
CARD: KING OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (15)
If Venus Williams eats the traditional food served at a Wimbeldon tennis match, what’s she eating?
A: Chocolate Mousse
B: Strawberries & Cream
C: Eggs Benedict
ROBERTO: Strawberries & Cream- YOU BET (100)
CARD: JACK OF SPADES; TAKES IT AND FREEZES AT 20
What thrice-married actor called his 2008 nuptials to long-time girlfriend Brooke Mueller…?
ROYCE: Charlie Sheen- CORRECT (100)
CARD: 10 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO NICOLE (BUST)
CARD #7: 7 OF CLUBS (16)
CARD #8: ACE OF DIAMONDS (17)
CARD #9: 3 OF HEARTS (20)
FINAL CARD: JACK OF DIAMONDS- ROBERTO WINS (600)
ROBERTO: 5 OF CLUBS
NICOLE: 2 OF HEARTS
ROYCE: 9 OF SPADES
Who invented the first whirlpool bath?
A: George Whirl
B: William Tub
C: Roy Jacuzzi
NICOLE: Roy Jacuzzi- RIGHT (200)
CARD: 10 OF SPADES; PASSES TO ROBERTO (15)
In 1986, the Michigan legislature declared whose voice one of the state’s greatest natural resources?
A: Aretha Franklin
B: Diana Ross
NICOLE: Aretha Franklin- RIGHT AGAIN (300)
CARD: 8 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (10)
If you were to get psychiatric help from the renowned Lucy Van Pelt, how much would she charge you?
ROBERTO: $.50- DOH
NICOLE: $.05- RIGHT (400)
CARD: 7 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO ROBERTO (BUST)
What musical question did the Baja Men ask?
NICOLE: “Who Let the Dogs Out?”- OF COURSE (500)
CARD: 7 OF SPADES; PASSES TO ROYCE (16)
What are you competing in if you do a Double Lux followed by a South Cat?
NICOLE: Ice Skating- TIE GAME (600)
CARD: 7 OF HEARTS, RESULTING IN ROYCE’S BUST (1,100)
ROBERTO: 2 OF DIAMONDS
NICOLE: 6 OF SPADES
Who is credited with popularizing French cooking in America?
NICOLE: Julia Child- CORRECT
CARD: 4 OF CLUBS; TAKES IT (10)
What was the first state entered into the Union?
NICOLE: Delaware- NO
ROBERTO: Pennsylvania- NO
The Cobra, Corpse and Downward Dog are all…
NICOLE: Yoga (postures)- RIGHTCARD: 9 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO ROBERTO (11)
What actress played a rock and roll groupie “Almost Famous”?
NICOLE: Kate Hudson- RIGHT AGAIN
CARD: 8 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO ROBERTO (19)
Whose singing career has gone from singing in gay fat houses…?
A: Bette Midler
B: Toni Braxton
C: Diana Ross
NICOLE: Bette Midler- RIGHT ONCE MORE
Roberto is in DEEP trouble now. The only way he can stay in the game is if this next card is a deuce. Anything else and Nicole wins.
CARD: 8 OF DIAMONDS- NICOLE WINS!
Super Catch 21: Two change chips for Nicole to work with.
HAND #1: 8 OF HEARTS
HAND #2: 3 OF CLUBS
HAND #3: 6 OF HEARTS
CARD #4: 10 OF CLUBS; PLACES IT IN HAND #2 (13)
CARD #5: ACE OF HEARTS; PLACES IT IN HAND #1 (9 or 19)
CARD #6: JACK OF HEARTS; PLACES IT IN HAND #3 (16)
CARD #7: 6 OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT
CARD #8: 3 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IT IN HAND #1 (12)
CARD #9: KING OF SPADES; CHANGES IT
CARD #10: QUEEN OF HEARTS- WIPEOUT
At least she had nothing to lose at that point- she still has the $1,000.
Jeopardy!: After a very exciting game last night, Mark Wales will try to show some more magic when he defends the title this time against Josh Fruhlinger (a freelance editor/photographer from Baltimore) and Joanne Infantino (a Spanish teacher from Oklahoma City). Opening categories:
EDGAR ALLAN POE-POURRI
HOP ON POP CULTURE
RINGING THE OPENING BELL AT THE NYSE
NEBRASKA, NEW YORK OR SOUTH DAKOTA
Wales starts out with 4 out of 5 in the Pop Culture category for $2,400 (Joanne got the $600 clue). He then gets 4 out of 5 in Nebraska, New York or South Dakota to add another $2,200 to his total (Josh got the $800 clue there). At the first break, he now has $5,800. Josh has $1,600 and Joanne has $600.
The last category tried in the round has the Daily Double- Edgar Allan Poe-Pourri. Scores right now:
First clue for $400:
This lung disease claimed the life of Poe’s 24-year-old wife.
Joanne: “What is Turburculosis?”- CORRECT ($2,400)
A man’s harrowing escape from torture during the Spanish inquisition is recounted in this Poe favorite.
Mark: “What is The Pit and the Pendulum?”- RIGHT ($6,800)
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE! His wager is $1,800.
In the world’s first detective story, C. Auguste Dunn solves the title crimes in “The Murders” here.
“What is the Rue Morgue?”…right to go to $8,600!
Spoiler alert! “The Cask of” this potent potable tells of a man sealing up his enemy behind a wall…alive!
Joanne: “What is an amontillado?”- RIGHT ($3,200)
FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:
This French “Flowers of Evil” author translated Poe’s tales into French.
TRIPLE STUMPER: Charles Baudelaire
LACH TRASH FOR ROUND 1: $2,600
MOVIES BY ROLES (a year and three characters are given and the movie must be IDed in each correct response)
“V” HAVE MAPS
WORD & PHRASE ORIGINS
SLEEP (from the Sleep Center at Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
The champ finds the first Daily Double under the $1,600 Movies By Roles clue. He has $11,800 while Josh has $5,200 and Joanne has $4,400. His wager is two grand.
1998: Richard Burbage, Queen Elizabeth, Viola de Lesseps
“What is Shakespeare in Love?”…that’s the movie to go to $13,800! We pick up the round with 11 clues left. First, here’s what’s left:
State Fish: ALL
I’m Hungry: $1,600 and $2,000
The champ’s in control, and he chooses the $400 State Fish clue.
This state’s official saltwater fish, the Tarpon, can be found in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Mobile Estuary.
Joanne: “What is Alabama?”- YES ($5,600); $1,600 I’M HUNGRY CLUE
I can’t pass up the Mousse D’Ecrevisse, made with these freshwater crustaceans.
Joanne: “What are crayfish?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($7,200); FINAL I’M HUNGRY CLUE
Let’s go Pennsylvania Dutch and have this dish, bits of pork made with cornmeal mush, then shaped into loaves and fried.
Mark: “What is scrapple?”- CORRECT ($21,000); $800 SLEEP CLUE IS TOLD BY SARAH
Stanford is running a trial of the C-path device, which provides continuous positive airway pressure to help this chronic condition, but breathing is interrupted.
Josh: “What is sleep apnea?”- RIGHT ($12,800); $1,200 SLEEP CLUE TOLD BY CHERYL
Doctors are not only studying insomnia, but parasomnia, which includes night terrors and this condition, from the Latin for “sleep and walk”.
Mark: “What is Somnambulism?”- RIGHT ($22,200); $1,600 SLEEP CLUE TOLD BY JIMMY
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLYYY DOUBLE #2! His wager is $3,000.
The Sleep Center at Stanford Hospital & Clinics discovered the gene for this disorder involving sudden sleep, from the Greek for “numb”.
“What is narcolepsy?”…is it to go to $25,200! Not quite a lock game yet.
FINAL SLEEP CLUE TOLD BY SARAH:
This part of the brain that connects to the spinal cord is vital for dreaming as it produces chemicals that keep other parts of the brain active.
Josh: “What is the medulla oblongata?”- CORRECT ($14,800)
$800 STATE FISH CLUE:
A subspecies of cutthroat trout, the Bonneville cutthroat is native to this state and is its state fish.
Joanne: “What is Utah?”- CORRECT ($8,000)
The Reef Triggerfish, this state’s state fish, can be found as far south as Australia.
Joanne: “What is Hawaii?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($9,200)
Maryland’s state fish, the Rockfish, is also known as the striped species of this.
TRIPLE STUMPER #1: Bass
FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:
Florida’s state saltwater fish is this game fish known for its raised dorsal fin and spear-like nose.
Josh: “What is a swordfish?”- NO ($12,800)
TRIPLE STUMPER #2: Sailfish
LACH TRASH FOR ROUND 2: $3,600
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: World Leaders.
Born in Kiev and later a U.S. citizen, this leader became Prime Minister in 1969 of a country founded in the 20th century.
Final score: $5,200
She’s mathematically out of this. We go to Josh now, who wrote “Who is Dubcek?”…
“Who is Dubcek?”
…NO. His wager was…$12,799, so he drops to a dollar and leaves with $1,000 (the lady gets $2,000). Mr. Wales had “Who is Golda Mier?”…right to add another $1,200 to win $26,400 this night and $81,402 for three shows!
Wipeout: Tonight's Wipeout Qualifier features in addition to the Sucker Punch and the Big Balls, the Dirty Balls and the Ball Swing; we have a ball-themed course here. Also, the Sucker Punch pool has a lot of small balls in it. Notables:
James Simpton: 3:18.3 (SIX Wipeouts!)
Jeremy Olson: 1:14.5 (he only WOed once; I think his time's a new record)
Casey O'Farrell: 1:38.7 (Four WOs)
David Matz: 1:47.8
Dana Jamison: 2:16.1
Ben Kronberg: 1:36
Heather Lawrence is probably the worst contestant in the history of the show so far because she was ungodly slow on the course.
Joining the above six on the Sweeper are Jodi Elliot, Richard Gale, John Ames, Katie Graham, Shawn Kirby and Jessica Horton.
Sweeper: This time, each contestant has to jump through a spinning hoop as it comes around.
The $1,000 winner was Casey. As it turned out, the first six names that I mentioned on this week's episode are all in Round 3.
Dizzy Dummy: In the first and third heats, contestants will have to run the Slippery Snakes. In the second and fourth heats, they'll run on barrels.
Heat #1: David wins. Jacob then quits due to possible motion sickness.
Heat #2: Jeremy tries and tries to get on top of the finish platform...and finally does it!
Heat #3: Dana, the only lady left in tonight's competition, advances to the Wipeout Zone!
Heat #4: The final Wipeout Zone entrant tonight is...Casey, after just missing in the previous heat.
Wipeout Zone: In addition to the water slide, the barrel run and the launch pads, the Spinner tonight has only two entranes to it.
Jeremy can't even get past the Spinner in time.
Does Casey win the whole $51K tonight?...
...YES with a time of 5:30.51!