Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Catch 21" 8/13

We have as our players tonight:

Kim (originally from Alabama)- Realtor in Beverly Hills
Gary (L.A.)- Radio announcer
Mary Kay (L.A.)- Part-time dog walker

OPENING CARDS IN ROUND 1:

KIM: JACK OF DIAMONDS
GARY: 7 OF SPADES
MARY KAY: KING OF HEARTS

1. According to Forbes, which celebrity divorce settlement was for the most money?

GARY: Neil Diamond- ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE

The choices for the two ladies:

A: Paul McCartney & Heather Mills
B: Michael & Juanita Jordan
C: ???

MARY KAY: McCartney & Mills- NO
KIM: Michael & Juanita Jordan- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 4 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO MARY KAY (14)

2. In the famous 1851 painting of George Washington standing in a boat, what river is he crossing?

GARY: Potomac- INCORRECT

Choices for the women:

A: Potomac
B: Delaware
C: Mississippi

MARY KAY: Delaware- RIGHT (100)

CARD: 2 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO KIM (12)

3. In one of the last shipments before the armed set of Winter, a U.S. research base in Antarctica received a supply of 16,500 what?

GARY: Condoms- RIGHT (100)

CARD: 2 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (9)

4. Which of these villains has NOT battled Spider-Man on the big screen?

A: Green Goblin
B: General Zod
C: Doctor Octopus

MARY KAY: Dr. Octopus- WRONG
GARY: General Zod- RIGHT AGAIN (200)

CARD: JACK OF HEARTS; BUSTS KIM

5. Which of the following has three hearts?

A: Octopus
B: Tarantula
C: Iguana

GARY: Iguana- NO
MARY KAY: Octopus- RIGHT (200)

CARD: 10 OF SPADES, WHICH IS PASSED TO GARY (19)

6. Last June, what famous performer revealed that he was in danger of foreclosure on his multi...?

MARY KAY: Ed McMahon- YOU BET (300); GOES ON

If this next card is anything but an Ace or deuce, she wins the round.

CARD: 2 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (16)

7. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone made the translation of what possible for the first time?

A: Dead Sea Scrolls
B: Egyptian Hieroglyphs
C: The Koran

GARY: Dead Sea Scrolls- NO
MARY KAY: Hierglyphs- RIGHT AGAIN (400); GOES ON

Same situation as the last turn.

CARD: 4 OF DIAMONDS; WIN (900)

ROUND 2 OPENING CARDS:

KIM: ACE OF CLUBS
GARY: 6 OF SPADES
MARY KAY: 7 OF CLUBS

1. According to a 2008 Autovantage Road Rage Survey, what city has the least courteous drivers in the U.S.?

A: Miami
B: NY
C: Pittsburgh

GARY: Miami- RIGHT (300)

CARD: 7 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO MARY KAY (14)

2. In 2002, a Justin Timberlake single was rumored to be about his ex Britney Spears cheating on him. Name the song.

MARY KAY: "Cry Me a River"- RIGHT (1,000)

CARD: 8 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO GARY (14)

3. Which of the following is NOT a character in the "Alice in Wonderland" stories?

A: The Mad Hatter
B: The Red Rabbit
C: ???

MARY KAY: Red Rabbit- RIGHT AGAIN (1,100)

CARD: 8 OF HEARTS; BUSTS GARY

4. "Trevor tried to tickle Tina today" is an example of what?

KIM: Alliteration- RIGHT (200)

CARD: KING OF CLUBS- GARY ELIMINATED

For the second episode in a row, we have only women competing in the final.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND OPENING CARDS:

KIM: JACK OF SPADES
MARY KAY: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS

1. A study published in last June's edition of Prevention Magazine found what smell encourages women to spend money on pricey items?

A: Lavender
B: Baked goods
C: Fresh flowers

KIM: Lavender- INCORRECT
MARY KAY: Baked goods- RIGHT

CARD: 8 OF SPADES; PASSES TO KIM (18)

2. A collection of free goods given to celebs at red carpet events is referred to as what?

A: Swag bag
B: ???
C: ???

MARY KAY: Swag bag- RIGHT AGAIN

If this next card is anything but a deuce or a three, she's the champ.

CARD: 6 OF HEARTS- WIN!

Super Catch 21: Mary Kay has two Power Chips at her disposal. After using both of them up and after her fifth chance, here's what's on the board...

HAND #1: (QH)(JC) = 20
HAND #2: (9H)(4S) = 13
HAND #3: (9D)(2H) = 11

CARD #6: KING OF SPADES; HAND #3 CLEARED ($1,000)- QUITS

REMAINING CARDS:
CARD #7: 7 OF CLUBS
CARD #8: JACK OF DIAMONDS

She takes home two grand tonight, and we sincerely hope she doesn't spend it all on cosmetics that bear her own name!

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