Catch 21: On the same day where I go back to college for (hopefully) my last semester, our players this time are:
Robert Eneros (originally from Houston)- Web designer
Castira Twigg (Santa Barbara)- Band manager
Michael Bawsley (originally from Illinois)
OPENING CARDS IN ROUND 1:
ROBERT: 2 OF DIAMONDS
CASTIRA: 9 OF SPADES
MICHAEL: 10 OF CLUBS
1. George Clooney reportedly ended his relationship with Sarah Larson. What was her occupation before meeting him?
MICHAEL: (Cocktail) Waitress- CORRECT (100)
CARD: 6 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO CASTIRA (15)
2. Which of the following is the name of a Madonna tour?
A: Blonde Ambition
B: Velvet Rope
C: Sweet Escape
MICHAEL: Blonde Ambition- RIGHT AGAIN (200)
CARD: JACK OF DIAMONDS; FREEZES AT 20
3. A pirate's black flag with a white skull and crossbones is best known as what?
CASTIRA: Jolly Roger- YOU BET (100)
CARD: 5 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO ROBERT (7)
4. Which of the following movies had this tagline: "In space, no one can hear you scream"?
B: "2001: A Space Odyssey"
C: "Star Wars"
CASTIRA: "Alien"- RIGHT AGAIN (200)
CARD: ACE OF HEARTS; PASSES TO ROBERT (8 or 18)
5. What does a child need to play Double Dutch?
ROBERT: Jump ropes- RIGHT (100)
CARD: 7 OF HEARTS; BUSTS CASTIRA
CARD #6: JACK OF SPADES (18)
CARD #7: 7 OF CLUBS; MICHAEL WINS (700)
OPENING CARDS FOR SECOND ROUND:
ROBERT: 2 OF SPADES
CASTIRA: JACK OF HEARTS
MICHAEL: KING OF HEARTS
1. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which state ranked #1 in the number of marriages performed last year?
MICHAEL: California- CORRECT (800)
CARD: 7 OF SPADES; PASSES TO CASTIRA (17)
2. Who was the first country artist to sell over ten million copies of an album?
A: Randy Jackson
B: Kenny Chesney
C: Garth Brooks
ROBERT: Garth Brooks- RIGHT (200)
CARD: 9 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (11)
3. "Lord, what fools these mortals be" is a line from what Shakespeare play?
MICHAEL: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"- RIGHT (900)
CARD: ACE OF DIAMONDS- WIN
For only the second time ever, we're going to Sudden Death. This time, Robert and Castira play.
ROBERT- FIRST CARD
CHOSEN CARD: 10 OF DIAMONDS
CASTIRA- SECOND CARD
UNTAKEN CARD: 8 OF SPADES
CHOSEN CARD: ACE OF CLUBS- WIN!
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:
CASTIRA: 6 OF SPADES
MICHAEL: KING OF SPADES
After two questions...
CASTIRA: (6S)(7D) = 13
MICHAEL: (KS)(3S) = 13
...we're on an even playing field. Third question:
According to a 2008 USA Today article, Americans eat approximately 11 million pounds of what on Super Bowl Sunday?
A: Potato chips
B: Chicken wings
C: Tortilla chips
MICHAEL: Potato chips- CORRECT
If this next card is an 8 or higher, he'll be the third player ever to sweep the maingame.
CARD: 6 OF CLUBS; FREEZES AT 19
CARD #4: 5 OF DIAMONDS (18)
CARD #5: 8 OF HEARTS; MICHAEL WINS!
Super Catch 21: Michael's got all three Power Chips...and it takes all of them just to get on the board. After seven turns, the board looks like this:
HAND #1: (10H)(JS)(AD) = CLEARED
HAND #2: 7 OF HEARTS
HAND #3: (3S)(6C)(5S)(3C) = 17
CARD #8: JACK OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #2; GOES ON
CARD #9: 4 OF SPADES; HAND #2 CLEARED ($5,000)
Needless to say, he stops and takes home $6,000! Had he stopped after his eighth turn, we would've had our first "bad bailout" in the history of this show; his risk paid off!
FINAL CARD: 5 OF DIAMONDS
Very interesting episode tonight.
The Gong Show: On the judging panel tonight are Greg Giraldo, Dave Navarro and Andy Dick.
Act #1: Chef Nathan Barnan decides to make an Italian Fettucine with garlic cream sauce the fastest way possible...or does he? Instead, he beats himself up with most of his cooking tools!
Act #2: Stephanie does some SICK contortionist work while shooting some pool on a pool table!
Act #3: There's a dancing group called Style Pros.
Act #4: Ventriloquism is abound with Flip and Lil' Skippy...and it's filled of knock-knock jones that all end with "Lick my balls"!
Act #5: While Brian's holding a lawn mower IN HIS MOUTH, Amber's tossing lettuce at the mower's wheels so that the lettuce will shred up. Both are from Canada.
Act #6: Next is a rock band consisting of nothing but men dressed as pirates...and they're the first gong victims of the night, courtesy of Dave Navarro.
Final Act: Pam K and the Tap Chicks show off their competitive street dancing skills...unfortunately for them, Greg sounds the gong. That means the Style Pros win tonight!
Dave Juskow's Super-Brief End of Show Act: The Trained Bea Circus.