Tuesday, August 05, 2008

"Catch 21" 8/5

Tonight's players:

Sarah (Huntington Beach, CA)
Tim- Hotel company worker

And the third player turns out to be somebody very special- it's Paulara Hawkins from the short-lived "Show Me the Money"! While on that show, she won $740,000, which was ABC's traditional female traditional game show winnings record before Ashlee Register shattered it on "Duel".

OPENING CARDS:

SARAH: 8 OF CLUBS
TIM: 3 OF CLUBS
PAULARA: 7 OF CLUBS

Hawkins busts out after three questions with a 24 and no points. After the fourth question, here's what we have now:

SARAH: 8 OF CLUBS (100)
TIM: (3C)(6C)(9C) = 18 (300)

Here's the fifth question:

In the Navy, what's a bathroom on a ship called?

A: Galley
B: Head
C: ???

TIM: Head- CORRECT (400); FREEZES AT 18

SARAH:
CARD #6: 8 OF DIAMONDS (16)
CARD #7: 6 OF HEARTS; TIM WINS (900)

ROUND 2:

SARAH: QUEEN OF CLUBS
TIM: 7 OF SPADES
PAULARA: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS

Hawkins instantly freezes on 19 after she gets her first 100 points of the game. Tim gets the second question to go to a thousand points and 17. The rest of the questions and cards in this round will decide which lady joins Tim in the Championship Round. Third question:

If you ask for "shiatsu" in Japan, what will you receive?

TIM: Massage- RIGHT AGAIN (1,100)

If this next card is higher than a 4, it automatically goes to Sarah.

CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS, WHICH IS PASSED TO SARAH (20)

Harry Potter excels at catching the snitch in what fictional card game?

SARAH: Quidditch- RIGHT (200); FREEZES AT 20

TIM:
CARD #4: 3 OF DIAMONDS (20)
FINAL CARD: 10 OF DIAMONDS- SARAH WINS (700)

Unfortunately, Paulara Hawkins doesn't add on to her huge lifetime game show winnings here.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND:

SARAH: 5 OF SPADES
TIM: 7 OF HEARTS

After the opening question, Sarah is passed a 9 of Diamonds, giving her 14. We pick it up with the second question:

Which of the following TV shows has NOT been made into a feature film?

A: "The Beverly Hillbillies"
B: "Bewitched"
C: "The Partridge Family"

TIM: "The Partridge Family"- YOU BET

He needs a 7 or higher to win.

CARD: 4 OF SPADES; TAKES IT (11)

3. Which of the following TV shows is NOT set in a fashion magazine?

A: "Ugly Betty"
B: "Samantha Who?"
C: "Just Shoot Me!"

SARAH: "Samantha Who?"- RIGHT

CARD: 2 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO TIM (13)

4. Which of the following artists has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a record three times?

A: Paul McCartney
B: Eric Clapton
C: Aretha Franklin

TIM: Paul McCartney- NO
SARAH: Eric Clapton- RIGHT

If this next card is a 7 or higher than an 8, she wins the game. But if it's an 8, Tim goes for the big money.

CARD: ACE OF HEARTS; PASSES TO TIM (TIED AT 14)

5. Which of these actors, known for playing a cowboy, made his movie debut...?

A: Brad Pitt
B: Jake Gyllenhaal
C: Christian Bale

SARAH: Jake Gyllenhaal- RIGHT AGAIN

She now needs a 7 or higher to win.

CARD: 10 OF SPADES- WIN!

Super Catch 21: She has two Power Chips to work with. Here's what's on her board after three cards:

HAND #1: 8 OF CLUBS
HAND #2: KING OF DIAMONDS
HAND #3: (5S)(7H)(9D)= CLEARED ($1,000)

CHANGES LEFT: 1

CARD #4: 4 OF SPADES; PLACES IT IN HAND #1 (12)

CARD #5: 2 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IT IN HAND #1 (14)

CARD #6: 3 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT

CARD #7: 4 OF HEARTS; PLACES IT IN HAND #1 (18)

CARD #8: 4 OF DIAMONDS- DECISION TIME

Does she take the extra $1,000 and split...yup. Remaining cards:

CARD #9: ACE OF HEARTS
CARD #10: 10 OF SPADES

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