Monday, August 18, 2008

"Catch 21" 8/18 (21st episode)

(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?

A: Thick
B: Thin
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?

A: Kennedy
B: Nixon
C: Ford

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
B: Car
C: Sandwich

RENEE: Cell phone- RIGHT AGAIN (200)

CARD: JACK OF HEARTS, BUSTING ROSIE

RENEE:
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

RENEE:
CARD #6: 10 OF SPADES- ELIMINATED

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND:

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

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