Monday, July 28, 2008

7/28/2008 Results

Catch 21: The players tonight are:

Maureen Murphy (Southern California)- Endangered specie
Court King (originally from Brooklyn)- Project manager/construction worker
Sam Neely (Texas)- Auctioneer

OPENING CARDS:

MAUREEN: JACK OF CLUBS
COURT: 3 OF HEARTS
SAM: KING OF CLUBS

1. What actress was so happy about being pregnant, she said, "I'm so happy I can't ask for anything more, except big boobs"?

A: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz
B: Nicole Kidman
C: Salma Hayek

MAUREEN: Nicole Kidman- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 4 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO SAM (14)

2. The classic Greek Salad favors what kind of cheese?

A: Gouda
B: Feta
C: Mozzarella

SAM: Feta- RIGHT (100)

CARD: 5 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT AND FREEZES AT 19

3. Who graced the first cover of "Playboy"?

A: Ann-Margret
B: Sophia Loren
C: Marilyn Monroe

COURT: Marilyn Monroe- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 3 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO MAUREEN (13)

4. Which of these celebrities was a professional hairdresser before hitting it big?

A: Harrison Ford
B: Jeff Bridges
C: Danny DeVito

COURT: Danny DeVito- RIGHT AGAIN (200)

CARD: QUEEN OF CLUBS, BUSTING MAUREEN

COURT:
CARD #5: ACE OF SPADES (4 or 14)
CARD #6: 7 OF DIAMONDS; WINS AT 21 (700)

ROUND 2:

MAUREEN: 2 OF DIAMONDS
COURT: 3 OF SPADES
SAM: ACE OF CLUBS

1. Where on a woman's body would you find her "Cupid's Bow"?

COURT: Top lip- CORRECT (800)

CARD: 5 OF DIAMONDS; KEEPS IT (8)

2. Who was Hillary Clinton talking about when she joked, "He's always had a crush on me"?

SAM: Rush Limbaugh- RIGHT (200)

CARD: 6 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO COURT (14)

3. Which of these is not one of the four C's used to determine the value of a diamond?

A: Color
B: Cut
C: Cost

COURT: Cost- RIGHT (900)

CARD: 4 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO SAM (5 or 15)

4. With over 15,000 hours, who holds the 2008 Guinness World Record for most time on TV?

A: Larry King
B: Johnny Carson
C: Regis Philbin

COURT: Regis- RIGHT AGAIN (1,000)

CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS; PASSES TO MAUREEN (12)

5. Who is known to her millions of fans as the "Money Lady"?

A: Martha Stewart
B: Oprah Winfrey
C: Suzie Orman

COURT: Suzie Orman- RIGHT YET AGAIN (1,100)

CARD: 10 OF SPADES; BUSTS MAUREEN

6. According to "Woman's World", eating oranges in the summer can cut your risk of this by 85%. What is it?

A: Getting bit by a mosquito
B: Getting sunburned
C: Catching a summer cold

SAM: Catching a summer cold- CORRECT (300)

If this next card is a 6 or higher than a 7, he wins the round.

CARD: 10 OF DIAMONDS; WIN (800)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND:

COURT: ACE OF HEARTS
SAM: 9 OF DIAMONDS

1. Which is NOT one of the names that Walt Disney reportedly considered for the "Seven Dwarfs"?

A: Baldy
B: Bendy
C: Burpy

SAM: Baldy- INCORRECT
COURT: Bendy- CORRECT

CARD: JACK OF SPADES- WINNER ON A BLITZ!

SUPER CATCH 21:

HAND #1: 5 OF SPADES
HAND #2: 5 OF CLUBS
HAND #3: 4 OF CLUBS

CHANGE CHIPS AVAILABLE: 2

CARD #1: 9 OF HEARTS; PLACES IT IN HAND #3 (13)

CARD #2: KING OF HEARTS; PLACES IT IN HAND #1 (15)

CARD #3: 3 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IT IN HAND #2 (8)

CARD #4: QUEEN OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT

CARD #5: ACE OF SPADES; PLACES IT IN HAND #2 (9 or 19)

CARD #6: 7 OF CLUBS; PLACES IT IN HAND #3 (20)

CARD #7: 2 OF CLUBS ($1,000)

He decides to go on.

CARD #8: JACK OF HEARTS; CHANGED

CARD #9: 10 OF HEARTS- LOSS

American Gladiators: It's #2 vs. #5 matchups tonight. For the men, competing tonight are Jeff Davidson and James Ruggiero. Their first event is Rocketball and the two Gladiators in play are Toa and Zen.

Jeff: 2
James: 6

Tonight's females are Lillian Thomassen and Tiffaney Florentine. The first female event is Pyramid. Chasing Lillian is Gina "Crush" Carano and going after Tiffaney is Steel. Do either score...no.

The second male event is Atlasphere. In the Gladiator spheres are Hurricane and Titan.

Jeff: 4
James: 2

James' lead is down to 2, 8-6.

The second female event is Tilt, and Hellga will attempt to pull both of her challengers in the water...she only gets Tiffaney into the water, as Lillian goes the distance for 5.

The men get the Gauntlet third. The four Gladiators in play are Zen, Wolf, Militia and Justice. Wolf decides to switch places with Zen for some reason. Jeff gets 5 due to a DQ against Justice for holding him down too hard...while Militia gets zapped by the ref for the same thing, allowing James to get a restart at the halfway point and going on to get 10, increasing his lead to 18-11.

Now, the women try the Gauntlet. This time, challenging both players are Jet, Crush, Phoenix and Hellga. Tiffaney musters her first 5...and Lillian gets the same result to keep her five-point lead.

The score's still 10-5 (neither scored in Hang Tough and Skytrack) for the females as they head into their final event, Joust. They face Crush again...and Crush continues her undefeated streak in this event, meaning Lillian gets a 2.5 head start in the Eliminator.

James scored 10 in Hang Tough and 5 in Joust, while Jeff didn't score jack in either event. Therefore, James now leads 33-11 as they get Powerball last. The Gladiators in play are Wolf, Titan and Beast.

Jeff: 2
James: 2

With a final score of 35-13, James has an 11 second head start in the Eliminator. But considering that Jeff had the best Eliminator time before Tim Oliphant bested him, I wouldn't count him out if I were you.

Female Eliminator: If either lady wins with a time of 2:06.9 or less, they're definitely in the finals. Lillian has the lead but falls off the handbike, allowing Tiffaney to take over the lead. The winner is...








...Tiffaney, with a time of...








...2:06.2, not only the best female Eliminator time of the season, it also puts her in the finals next week!

Male Eliminator: Jeff takes a NASTY spill from the swinging rope into the handbike pit. Does he shake it off and pull it out for the win?...









...NO, James wins with a time of 1:43.2. That means James will have to wait until after the first half of next week's two-hour finale to see if he's joining Tim in the finals.

Wanna Bet?: Here are the stars and charities for tonight:

Tom Bergeron: March of Dimes
Melissa Peterman: American Red Cross- Minneapolis Chapter
Corbin Bernsen: United Cerebral Palsy and UCLA Rape Treatment Center
Richard "Rip" Hamilton: Rip City Foundation (Coatesville, PA)

Act #1: Mike Lloyd will try to literally kick himself in the head 45 times within a minute. The predictions:

Tom: FAIL
Melissa: FAIL
Corbin: SUCCEED
Rip: SUCCEED

Result: Mike does it with about ten seconds to spare!

(Note: Every time he kicked the button, the "Family Feud" survey reveal bell went off!)

Wagering:

Tom: $10,000 ($15,000)
Melissa: $7,000 ($18,000)
Corbin: $12,444 ($37,444)
Rip: $10,000 ($35,000)

Act #2: Jack Ziemkiewicz and Justin Barnes, using a pair of tractors, must move one strand of spaghetti twenty feet and have it lie between the two tractors; then, with one of the tractors moving forwards and the other moving backwards, that spaghetti strand must be moved into a pool of tomato sauce without having it break in a 2:30 time limit.

While I say this will FAIL, everybody thinks they'll SUCCEED.

Result: The first time they really moved a strand of spaghetti...they did drop it, but it didn't go in the bucket. They FAILED.

Tom: $8,000 ($7,000)
Melissa: $10,000 ($8,000)
Corbin: $2,566 ($34,878)
Rip: $15,000 ($20,000)

Act #3: Thomas Schuster, normally a children's party entertainer, attempts to guess the weight of 4 out of 5 chosen people within 2 kilos from a big group of people while each one stands on his stomach.

For the second time in a row, all of the stars lock in SUCCEED. In this case, I agree with them.

Results:
1. 58 Kilos
ACTUAL: 62.7- MISS

2. 71.5 Kilos
ACTUAL: 71.6 (1)

3. 78 Kilos
ACTUAL: 77.8 (2)

4. 53.5 Kilos
ACTUAL: 46.6 (FAIL)

Tom: $4,000 ($3,000)
Melissa: $6,000 ($2,000; she wanted to bet only $5,000)
Corbin: $14,122 ($20,756)
Rip: ALL IN (BUST!!!)

This is now a lock game for Corbin.

Final Act: 11-year-old Kaitlyn Conner will try to do something that has been done on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at least once before- skate forwards and backwards under a series of limbo bars.

Result: She does it!

Final predictions:

TOM: SUCCEED
MELISSA: SUCCEED
CORBIN: SUCCEED

Final wagers:

TOM: ALL IN- $6,000
MELISSA: ALL IN- $4,000
CORBIN: $14,755- WINS AT $35,511!

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