TPIR: Day 2 is on, beginning with Kimberly, Jill, Lynette and William. The first IUFB is a trip to Las Vegas (Brandi).
Jill: $5 (STUPID BID)
Lynette Bean from Playa Del Ray could be skirting her beach's water with a new party boat (Rachael) after Super Push Over. Board:
I say $21,990 and she agrees. However, she really has some problems moving the number line- she pushed some of the blocks out of the line a few times! Anyway, is she a winner?...
...YES! Even Drew has some problems with the game board- he had trouble revealing the correct price for the boat!
Coming on down fifth is Gary and the second IUFB is an electric guitar (Brandi).
Gary Arritt gets the season's first playing of 3 Strikes for a Cadillac CTS (Std., AT, LCollection, Prots, Wheels, Tire)(Tamiko)! The rules from the past few seasons still apply for at least this playing. Numbers are 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
First, he draws the strike. Second he tries the 7 and says that's the third digit...incorrect. Third, he draws strike two. Fourth...STRIKE THREE! Ouch. ARP was $47,986. Tough luck, man.
Coming on down next is Patty and the third IUFB is a digital camera.
Patty Walley plays the NEW Check Game for a pair of motorcycles (Rachael). As of this season, the total must fall withing a $7,000-$8,000 range. She writes her check for $5,500...NO WAY. ARP of the motorcycles: $4,368, for a losing total of $9,868. Too bad they weren't at least $4,500, because that would've broken the scoreboard!
I really hope Gary gets to the Showcase after that HORRIBLE experience in 3 Strikes.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Patty ($968): 65 + 40 = DOH
Gary ($1,869): 35 + 85 = OUCH (he had no luck at all today!!)
Lynette ($24,722): WINS BY DEFAULT WITH A NICKEL
Well, the top winner so far goes to the Showcase instead.
Cynthia is then told to "Come on Down" and the fourth IUFB is a daybed (Rachael).
Jill Coad, a kindergarten teacher from Long Beach, plays Dice Game for a Ford Mustang Convertible (Std., AT, Starter, Net)(Brandi)! First number is 2, and the dice table is brought out by Tamiko. First, she rolls a 4, which is wrong, and I'm worried already. But she says higher and she's on her way. It's 6. For the third digit, she rolls 4 again...incorrect, and I'm worried again. She says lower, and I think she's right. On the fourth digit, she rolls a 1, which is wrong, but that's a freebie. On digit #5, she rolls a 4 for the third time out of four...obviously wrong, and she says higher. Second number of course is 6. Third number is 1. Fourth number is 6...and the last number is 5 to win the $26,165 Mustang! Great win, Jill, despite the dice not being too kind to you! And I think we have the first legitimate "Broken Fingers" on the show since Fingers took over as producer (this is the term I've come up for her instead of "Dob-stopper")!
The next-to-last contestant to hear the magic words today is Jennifer and the fifth IUFB is a set of golf clubs (Tamiko).
Kimberly Meeks plays the Grand Game. Target is $8 and the products are Capzasin HP, Hot Pockets, Ziploc bags, Phillips Caplets, hot sauce and Slow-Mag.
1. Hot Pockets- $2.49 ($10)
2. Ziploc- $2.99 ($100)
3. Hot sauce- $.75 ($1,000)
Unfortunately, she loses the $1,000 to the Capzasin HP, which is $14.09. The Phillips Caplets were the way to go at $5.50, and the Slow-Mag was $11.77.
The last contestant called on down today is Mario and the final IUFB is a pearl necklace (Brandi).
ARP: $1,458, meaning William's the season's first member of the First Four Breakfast Club.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Holman's marriage to Hank presumably stays alive for now and she'll play Switch? for a Heartland range marked at $5,845 (Rachael) and a floor clock marked at $6,595 (Tamiko). She listens to Hank's advice on switching the prices instead of the audience's...WINNER! For the second straight time, we have a break even day.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Kimberly ($2,175): Nickel + 30 = $.35
Jennifer ($13,898): $.55
Jill ($27,469): $.60
The two top winners of the day are in today's Showcase!
Showcase #1 has an Ashley living room, Carpet One carpeting, maid service for a year (Brandi) and a trip to Hong Kong (Rachael).
JILL KEEPS SHOWCASE #1 AND BIDS $13,500 ON IT
MY BID FOR ROOM/TRIP SHOWCASE: $18,000
Lynette thus has Showcase #2, featuring prizes that can help you rule the world. They are a computer system (Brandi), a home gym (Tamiko) and a Ford F-150 4X2 Crew Cab (Std., Towing, Chrome, SRadio)(Rachael).
LYNETTE BIDS $29,650 ON TRUCK SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRUCK SHOWCASE: $28,500
ARP: $18,186 (I would've DSWed this one)
DIFFERENCE: $4,097- WIN!
Lynette takes home stuff totaling $58,469, including a truck and a boat!
DOND: #5 Olivia Figure is our player today. Like yesterday's contestant, she's going to have a baby (in her case, it's a boy, according to a sonogram Howie read). She swaps out her case for #11.
1. #1 (Vivianne)- $100
2. #8 (Falon)- $2,500
3. #15 (Vera)- $500
4. #22 (Megan)- $5
5. #16 (Melony)- BUCK
FIRST OFFER REJECTED: $17,500
1. #6 (Jennifer)- $1,000
2. #10 (Brandi)- $200
3. #14 (Danielle)- $75,000
4. #19 (Brooke C.)- $300
5. #20 (Julie)- $50,000
SECOND OFFER: $22,000- NO DEAL
1. #4 (Heather E.)- $10,000
2. #9 (Heather S.)- $25,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
3. #12 (Ali)- $500,000 (STRIKE ONE; she was one off the big one!)
4. #13 (Melissa)- $250,000 (STRIKE TWO!!)
THIRD OFFER: $4,500- NO DEAL
1. #3 (Lisa)- $10
2. #2 (Brooke S.)- $7,500
FOURTH OFFER: $9,500- NO DEAL
1. #21 (Chelsea)- $25
2. #18 (Steph)- $5,000
She needs to take a deal NOW, because there's very little chance that the top three amounts will go side-by-side-by-side (#12 had $500K while #13 had $250K; she has #11)
FIFTH OFFER: $15,000- NO DEAL
19th PICK: #7 (Kristen)- PENNY
SIXTH OFFER: $21,000- NO DEAL!
20th PICK: #17 (Kimberly)- $50
FINAL OFFER: $33,000- DEAL
I'll bet you the 100 grand was in her original case of #5...BUT IT WAS IN HER #11, MEANING THE TOP THREE AMOUNTS WERE SIDE-BY-SIDE-BY-SIDE!! What kind of luck is that?!? As disappointed as she may be, the pain would've been MUCH worse had she gone next door with #12.
WOF: Yesterday, Adam Weiss & Bryan Beverman became the highest winners of the season so far with $72,550 in cash and trips. Let's see what's in store tonight on Day 2 of Teen Best Friends Week. We start with Pat & Vanna entering via the RIGHT side of the stage (they hadn't done that, I do believe, at home since the 1995-96 season).
Opening Toss-Up category is What Are You Doing?:
P A _ _ L L E L
P _ _ _ _ _ _
Matthew & Alex solves PARALLEL PARKING for $1,000. Our teams tonight:
Matthew Wade (a sophomore who plays baseball, basketball and football) & Alex Colzano (a sophomore who plays a lot of sports as well)(they've been friends for nine years)
Lori Anderson (a senior who has being doing swimming and water polo since she was 7; she's also a swimming instructor and a lifeguard) & Colleen Joyce (a senior who also plays water polo; she and Lori are both water polo team captains)
Maile Stant (a senior who's the president and founder of the Invisible Children's Club of her school and has also been a dance tutor for 13 years) and Kaitlin Alporque (a senior who is the league president of her school's ASB)(they've been friends ever since Maile was born)
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Event:
G U _ T _ R
L E _ S O _
Matthew and Alex triple up with GUITAR LESSON, and Matthew would've been a little disappointed had his team not solved that (because he plays the guitar).
Round 1 is Before & After and out on the wheel now are a pair of trips to Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach worth $8,000. After Matthew & Alex call the T's, we have...
L _ _ E
S U P E R _ _ R
A T T _ T U _ E
...got it, but they spin Lose a Turn. Lori & Colleen call a $2,500 D, buy the A's, call the K for a $1,000 VocoPro package, and solve LAKE SUPERIOR ATTITUDE for $4,100 in cash and prizes.
DUDS: F, N, V
IHOP Jackpot Round category is Food & Drink. Everybody hits Lose a Turn early on in the round. Then, Colleen and Lori call a pair of D's for $7,000. A little later, Maile and Kaitlyn call a pair of T's for $600 and the Free Spin. After they call the M, we have...
B A _ _ D/M A C A R _ N _/AND/
C _ _ _ _ _
...they usually bake this dish? Hmmm. After buying the E's, they call a $500 H and solve BAKED MACARONI AND CHEESE for their first $2,000.
Gold Bond $10,000 Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Things. At the start, Maile and Kaitlyn call three S's for the Wild Card. They use their Free Spin after buying a dud vowel in I, but they then call a dud consonant in N. Later, Lori & Colleen call two F's while on a Mystery Wedge and flip it...Bankrupt. At that point, Maile and Kaitlyn are in control with this showing:
A _ R _ S/_ F/_ _ S H/
F _ R _ S T
I have no idea. They call a $300 L, call the C for the Hard Rock Park trips and solve ACRES OF LUSH FOREST for another $450, the trips to Hard Rock Park and a pair of trips to Costa Rica, for a new total of $20,450 in cash and trips!
DUDS: I, M, N
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Lori & Colleen)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: JC29134
$3,000 Toss-Up category is Living Things:
Y E _ _ _ _
J A _ K E T S
Matthew & Alex sweep the Toss-Ups with YELLOW JACKETS, making their total $6,000.
Speed-Up Round category is Phrase and consonants are worth $6,000 each here for the first time this season! Maile and Kaitlyn's lead is not so safe now; will they hang on to take the Wild Card to Bonusland? Let's find out. Lori & Colleen make a potentially fatal error by calling L during their thinking time after they had called a pair of H's for $12,000; they blank out. Maile and Kaitlyn then call that L and we have...
_ _ S H _ N _/T H _/
_ N _ _ L _ _ _
...they solve PUSHING THE ENVELOPE to seal the deal with $32,450 in cash and trips! Lori & Colleen leave with $4,100 in cash and prizes and Matthew & Alex will share in $6,000.
Big Money Round: Maile & Kaitlyn are the first players this season to take the Wild Card into the endgame; let's see how it works out for them. And let's find out if we give away a car, $40K, $50K or the 100 grand here for the first time this season tonight.
They spin the P and the category is Fun & Games. Starting with:
_ N _ _ _ - _ N _ _ _
_ _ _ E
I've got this. Their opening choices are P, M, C and A. Their final consonant is H. We get...
_ N _ C _ - _ N _ C _
_ _ _ E
...they started with KNICK-KNACK, then got in the right direction with KNOCK...but they can't quite pull out KNOCK-KNOCK JOKE in time. If they had called O instead of A as their chosen vowel, they might have won another $25,000.
My Family's Got GUTS: Time to begin the semi-finals! First two teams competing:
CYCLONE JONES: Kevin, Kali, Brock & Matt
CHASTAIN CHARGE: Troy, Hunter, Diane & Cody
In the semi-finals, the two teams will compete in three events before taking on the Aggro Crag.
EVENT #1: AIR SLALOM
The job is for the team to clear a series of gates back and forth without touching them. Each cleared gate is worth ten points.
Big air rider- Matt
Power lines- Brock & Kevin
Big air rider- Cody
Power lines- Troy & Hunter
EVENT #2: FORMULA GUTS
Two players from each team ride a pod bike 2.5 laps across a track, with penalties possibly being assessed if they knock over any cones and/or run off the track. Also, halfway through their run, they must make a pit stop and switch drivers before they can complete their run. The team with the best time gets 100 points, while the other team gets 75.
Driver #1- Troy
Driver #2- Hunter
In the pits- Cody & Diane
Driver #1- Matt
Driver #2- Kevin
In the pits- Brock & Kali
TIME- :57; WIN!
SCORES AFTER TWO EVENTS:
CYCLONE JONES: 180
CHASTAIN CHARGE: 135
EVENT #3: VOLLEY BRAWL
The objective is to get as many volleyballs as possible over the net, with two players on each team being the spikers. Each successful score is worth ten points.
CYCLONE JONES: 330
CHASTAIN CHARGE: 230
PRE-AGGRO CRAG RESULTS:
CYCLONE JONES: 510
CHASTAIN CHARGE: 365
For the second time in a row, Cyclone Jones gets the maximum advantage in the Aggro Crag! For the semi-finals, the head start limit is 10 seconds.
AGGRO CRAG: The Crag is different this round, as all four players on each team will participate. The first players have to get across some ledges. The second player on each team must climb some switchbacks and then navigate through some stalagmites before hitting an aquator that allows them to go down a spiral slide. Then, the players that are going third must go through a maze in order to reach and cross the Glacial Gorge. Finally, the last players must climb up that big wall before they hit that final button at the top. Here are the orders for both teams.
Cyclone Jones has a big early lead, but it's all even by the time we get to that big wall. The winners, and the first team in this Saturday's Aggro Bowl is...
...BY INCHES, Cyclone Jones! That may be the closest finish in "GUTS" history!
Jeopardy!: Tom Witek will try to make it three in a row against these players:
Elza Reeves (Louisville)- Bank teller
Mike Bindis (originally from Garfield Heights, OH)- Graduate student
First set of categories:
CLOSING WORDS IN THE CINEMA (the film must be IDed in each correct response)
MY OFF-SHOW WARDROBE (Alex is placed in a different type of clothing in each picture)
5 PEOPLE WHO'VE NEVER BEEN IN MY KITCHEN (this, I think, is a sequel to a celebrity who once responded on a clue with "Who are three people that have never been in my kitchen?")
IN THE SAND
The champ is aiming for an instant sweep of Grammar. Here's the $1,000 clue:
It's best to use this type of voice when possible; "Bob ate the pie" is good..."The pie was eaten by Bob", not so much.
Elza: "What is active"- CORRECT ($1,000)
She then takes the lead by the time we get to the first break, and she has $3,800. The champ still has $2,000 and Bindis has $800.
Funny moments- on the $400 My Off-Show Wardrobe clue, we see Alex wearing Bermuda Shorts and on the $1,000 clue, we see Alex wearing a poodle skirt!!! LOL!
Near the end of the round, Reeves finds the Daily Double under the $800 In the Sand clue, now with $4,800 thus far. The champion has $3,200 and Bindis' still stuck at $800. Her wager is a grand.
Russian Thistle is also called this, since the plant detaches from its base and scatters seeds as it rolls.
"What is tumbleweed?"...yes it is to go to $5,800! At the end of the round, her leading score is now $8,000, with the champ now at half her total. Bindis is still at $800.
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $3,000
ALL ABOUT ARTISTS
LAND OF THE DICTATOR (the dictator is given in each clue, and the players have to ID the country)
______ OF ______
Early on, Witek takes the lead with ten grand after getting the last clue of Land of the Dictator correct. He then finds the first Daily Double under the $2,000 clue in _____ of _____ with $11,200, leading Reeves by $1,600. Bindis now has twice as much as he did before this round began ($1,600). The champ's wager is $5,200 on the following:
In 1950, Scottish nationalists stole this object from under the coronation chair at Westminster Abbey.
"What is the coronation stone?"...NO, because he didn't remember the category. It was the Stone of Scoon, so he's out of the lead with $6,000. But he gets the chance to redeem himself with the other Daily Double under the $1,600 British Authors clue, now with $7,200. Reeves still has $9,600 and Bindis now has two grand. His wager is...$3,000. The clue:
She opened a 1938 novel with the line "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again".
All he can say is "What is I absolutely have no idea?". It was Daphne du Maurier, dropping him this time to $4,200.
LACH TRASH IN DJ!: $3,600
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
There's a chance we could have co-champions tonight.
FJ! CATEGORY: Tennis.
This grand slam stadium is named for a WWI pilot who pioneered the use of machine guns on fighter planes.
Response: "What is Arthur Ashe?"
Final score: BUCK
The champ's response was "What is Rickenbacker?"...
"What is Rickenbacker?"
...NO, AND HE LOSES EVERYTHING. But he does leave with $52,001 for his three days. Reeves wrote down "What is Messerschmidt?", but it was Roland Garros, the home of the French Open. As it turns out, she didn't wager anything, so if the champ had gotten that right, we would've had co champions. Instead, Reeves is the only one out of these three that will return tomorrow with $16,400.
(Note: The new main theme and think music are composed by Chris Bell Music, Inc.)