(NOTE: As of right now, "Whammy!" replaces "Bingo America" as the show that precedes "Catch 21" at 7 PM.)
We are now at the halfway point in the season. Tonight’s players are:
Rosie Tran (originally from New Orleans)
Michael (S. California)- College student and a former Marine
Renee (Tennessee)- Singer/songwriter
OPENING CARDS FOR FIRST ROUND:
ROSIE: 5 OF SPADES
MICHAEL: 8 OF CLUBS
RENEE: 6 OF CLUBS
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on average, how many years do first marriages that end in divorce last?
A: 8 years
B: 13 years
C: 18 years
ROSIE: 8 years- CORRECT (100)
CARD: 5 OF DIAMONDS; KEEPS IT (10)
How would you cut vegetables if someone wanted them cut julienne style?
C: In squares
MICHAEL: Thin- RIGHT (100)
CARD: JACK OF DIAMONDS; FREEZES AT 18
In 2005, who was sworn in as the 17th Court Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
A: John Roberts
B: Samuel Alito
C: Clarence Thomas
RENEE: Samuel Alito- NO
ROSIE: Clarence Thomas- TRIPLE STUMPER
Which of these came first?
A: Drive-in theaters
B: Blue jeans
C: Birth control pill
RENEE: Drive-in theaters- WRONG AGAIN
ROSIE: Blue jeans- YES (200)
CARD: 8 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO RENEE (14)
Which of the following U.S. Presidents did “Forrest Gump” NOT meet?
RENEE: Ford- RIGHT (100)
CARD: 10 OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PASSED TO ROSIE (20)
According to the Washington Post, there is now one of these for every two people on Earth. What is it?
A: Cell phone
RENEE: Cell phone- RIGHT AGAIN (200)
CARD: JACK OF HEARTS, BUSTING ROSIE
CARD #6: 3 OF HEARTS (17)
CARD #7: KING OF DIAMONDS; MICHAEL WINS (600)
OPENING CARDS IN ROUND 2:
ROSIE: 7 OF HEARTS
MICHAEL: 9 OF CLUBS
RENEE: QUEEN OF CLUBS
In the most recent “Desperate Housewives” season finale, what unusual plot twist took place?
A: Actresses switched roles
B: Show flashed forward five years
C: Season revealed to be a dream
MICHAEL: Dream- NO
RENEE: Show flashed forward five years- RIGHT (300)
CARD: 2 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO ROSIE (9)
Wesley Snipes asked to be able to do what near his N.J. home?
A: Keep exotic animal collection
B: Name a street after him
C: Serve out a prison term
ROSIE: Serve out a prison term- RIGHT (300)
CARD: ACE OF DIAMONDS; FREEZES AT 20
Which of these legendary characters was not a real person?
A: Paul Bunyan
B: St. Nick
C: Johnny Appleseed
MICHAEL: Paul Bunyan- CORRECT (700)
CARD: 7 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO RENEE (17)
What musical was based on the life of Annie Oakley?
RENEE: “Annie, Get Your Gun”- RIGHT (400)
CARD: 10 OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PASSED TO MICHAEL (19)
The world’s most expensive home was sold in London for how much?
A: $317 million
B: $230 million
C: $125 million
RENEE: $230 million- RIGHT AGAIN (500)
CARD: 9 OF HEARTS, BUSTING MICHAEL
CARD #6: 10 OF SPADES- ELIMINATED
ROSIE: 3 OF SPADES
MICHAEL: ACE OF HEARTS
What famous singer once became so angry with his wife that he took a chainsaw to their bed?
A: Frank Sinatra
B: Elvis Presley
C: John Denver
MICHAEL: John Denver- CORRECT
CARD: 10 OF HEARTS- BLITZ WIN!
Super Catch 21: With both Power Chips in play, here’s what’s on the board after two turns:
HAND #1: (9S)(AD) = 10/20
HAND #2: 5 OF HEARTS
HAND #3: (9D)(2C) = 11
CARD #3: 10 OF CLUBS; HAND #3 CLEARED ($1,000)
CARD #4: 8 OF CLUBS; PLACED IN HAND #2 (13)
CARD #5: JACK OF SPADES; CHANGES IT
CARD #6: QUEEN OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT ALSO
CARD #7: 8 OF SPADES; HAND #2 CLEARED ($5,000)
Is the next card an Ace?...
CARD #8: QUEEN OF CLUBS
…no, so he stops and takes home $6,000.
FINAL CARD: 3 OF CLUBS