TPIR: Let's begin with Matthew, Nancy, Alicia and Nicoles. The first IUFB is a home gym (Rachael).
Nancy: $1,850 (she's pretty confident)
ARP: $2,599, so this wasn't the same home gym. Sorry, Nancy.
Instead, Alicia Furio, a fashion design student, will take the season's first trip down the Golden Road (Drew still entered through Door #2 as usual, unlike the final playing of last season)! It was never won in daytime last season; let's see if we can get a win here out of the way this season. Starting with a can of Hunt's tomato sauce, she can win a 3-in-1 game table (Rachael), a dinette (Brandi) and worth more than $93,000, a 240 Sundancer Cabin Cruiser! The sauce is 52 cents. Board for the game table:
$ _ 8 7
Unfortunately, for the first time in over five years, we have a WIPEOUT, as she says $287 (ironically, the last time there was a WIPEOUT in Golden Road, the grand prize was also a cabin cruiser).
Shirley comes on down fifth and the second IUFB is a piano (Tamiko).
Matthew Van Scoyk will try to see if he's Coming or Going correctly to Maui (Rachael and Brandi). If he's Coming, his guess would be $5,014. If he's Going, he would be guessing $4,105. He decides he's Coming...and he indeed will be Coming to the airport and going to Maui!
Coming on down sixth is Patricia from a group called the Swingin' Seniors and the third IUFB is a recliner (Brandi).
Shirley Deeton, a student majoring in Electric Engineering at Cal Poly-Pomona, plays the season's first playing of 1/2 Off. The small items today are modeled by Rachael and Tamiko.
A: "TPIR" Video Game ($40)
B: Candy carousel ($20)
PICK: Candy carousel- $40 ($500)
A: Car telephone ($25)
B: Handheld GPS ($40)
PICK: GPS- $80 ($1,000)
A: MP3 holder ($14)
B: Broadband router ($49)
PICK: MP3 holder- $28 ($1,500)
For the other $10,000, the remaining boxes are #4 and #10. I say #4 and she agrees, and that box is brought to her by Rachael...YES INDEED!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Alicia ($2,599): 50 + 35 = $.85
Matthew ($6,234): 20 + 50 = $.70
Shirley ($13,082): 15 + 40 = $.55
UGH, Alicia's in the Showcase.
The next one to hear the magic words is Carina and the fourth IUFB is a jukebox (Rachael).
Nancy: $1,399 (STUPID BID)
Thanks to Nancy's mistake, Corina Rojas from Fontana, CA will play Balance Game for a spa (Tamiko). The scale is being handled by Brandi. The last three numbers in the price of the spa are 2, 1 and 3.
VALUES AVAILABLE: $2,000, $3,000 & $4,000
This is a toughie. She says $5,213 will balance the scale...but it's $7,213, which she never would've guessed.
Edan is next to leave his audience seat and the fifth IUFB is a recycling cabinet (Tamiko). The winner also gets four Libman mops.
Nicoles Turner, who just served in the Army, plays Pass the Buck for cash and/or a Dodge Caliber (Rachael).
A: Ziploc bags- $2.99
B: Crescent- $1.39
PICK: Ziplocs- INCORRECT
A: Hot sauce- $.79
B: Chips Ahoy! (big package)- $2.49
PICK: Cookies- WRONG AGAIN
SOLE BOARD PICK: #5- $3,000
The final player called on down today is Jacqueline and the final IUFB is camping equipment (All).
ARP: $785, putting Nancy as the season's second member of the First Four Breakfast Club.
It also means Jacqueline Evangelista, who has a baby named Chevy, can win a 42" Plasma TV (Brandi) and a popcorn cart (Rachael) playing One Right Price. Today's One Right Price (Tamiko) is $3,038, and she says that's the price of the TV...but it's $3,995.
Alicia better hope Nancy or Corina wins this next Showcase Showdown in order to have any shot of winning a car or trailer in the Showcase.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Nancy ($785): $.95
Carina ($1,496): 20 + 80 = WINS $1,000!
Nicoles ($4,942): 15 + 35 = $.50
If Carina isn't lucky on her Bonus Spin, Alicia gets the advantage in the Showcase...well, she almost won another 10 grand- she got 80 cents. Hope Alicia's happy about that result.
First Showcase has a bedroom, a GPS system (Rachael) and a pair of motorcycles (Brandi & Tamiko)
ALICIA PASSES TO CARINA, WHO GOES WITH MY BID OF $22,000
For Alicia, the lady who totally bombed Golden Road, we have prizes where you usually get more than what you really need. First, you might want just a soak in the tub, but you actually get an island bath (Rachael). Second, instead of just cooking canned spaghetti, you and a guest might be heading to Italy (Brandi). Finally, instead of your regular car, we offer a Corvette (Std., AT, Exhaust, Wheels, Z51, 2LT)(Tamiko)!
ALICIA BIDS $55,000 ON TRIP/CORVETTE SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIP/CORVETTE SHOWCASE: $58,500
DIFFERENCE: $1,996- WIN
Alicia could've won at least well over $160K in prizes and been the all-time daytime winner. Instead, she leaves with parting gifts while Carina is the day's winner with $26,492 in stuff.
DOND: On a week with pregnant contestants, our next contestant this week is #12, Ali Klecker. She's three months pregnant.
1. #15 (Vera)- $7,500
2. #10 (Stephanie)- $100
3. #8 (Falon)- $250,000
4. #9 (Heather S.)- $500,000
5. #13 (Melissa)- $10
FIRST OFFER TURNED DOWN: $6,000
1. #11 (Brooke S.)- BUCK
2. #22 (Megan)- $25
3. #17 (Kimberly)- $300
4. #18 (Steph)- $25,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
5. #16 (Melony)- $500
SECOND OFFER REJECTED: $9,000
1. #19 (Brooke C.)- $10,000
2. #3 (Lisa)- $100,000 (STRIKE ONE!)
3. #4 (Heather E.)- $50
4. #20 (Julie)- $5
THIRD OFFER NOT TAKEN: $5,500
1. #5 (Zabella)- $50,000 (STRIKE TWO!!)
2. #21 (Chelsea)- $75,000 (STRIKE THREE!!! YOU'RE OUT!!!!)
FOURTH OFFER: $800- NO DEAL
But at least she takes the final deal of $2,500. Her case didn't have the penny- it had $400. Let's see the remainder of her playout before dealing:
1. #7 (Kristen)- $200
2. #14 (Danielle)- $2,500
FIFTH OFFER: $1,500- NO DEAL
19th PICK: #1 (Vivianne)- PENNY
SIXTH OFFER: $2,000- NO DEAL
LAST PICK BEFORE SHE DEALT: #2 (Christina)- $1,000
Jennifer, the one who's been holding a teddy bear with her all week long at #6, had the $5,000.
WOF: Pat & Vanna enter from the right side of the stage for the second time this week. Thursday's episode begins with this $1,000 Toss-Up in the category of Phrase:
_/T H O _ _ H T/_ _ _/_ _ _ H _/
S A _/_ H _ T
Mason and Joey are incorrect with I THOUGHT YOU WOULD SAY THAT. Two Christinas take too long. Kimberly & Kelli then solve I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT SAY THAT for $1,000. Tonight's teams:
Kimberly Wiggle (a senior who's the co-president of her school's drama club and president of her NHS) and Kelly D'Angelis (a senior who's the captain of a five-time national champion dance team)(San Clemente, CA; they've been friends since Kimberly's freshman year)
Christina Marsband (a 16-year old Honors student who's part of her SCA and she's a piano player) and Christina Helm (a high school volleyball player and loves to cook)(they've been friends for four years)
Mason Stuman (a junior who plays football and also does snowboarding) and Joey Welchel (a junior who plays football)(Palmdale, CA; they've been friends since pre-school)
Second Toss-Up category is Event:
T _ _/O _ Y M _ _ C/_ _ _ __
The Christinas are first with THE OLYMPIC GAMES...right for $2,000.
Round 1 category is Thing and out on the wheel now are a pair of trips to NYC featuring tickets to the legendary Broadway play "Hairspray" worth $10,440. Early on, the Christinas hit Bankrupt after calling a $400 T. On a later turn, they buy the I's and we have...
_ I _ _ - _ E _ I N I T I _ N
_ I _ E O/C _ M E R _
...this is in the electronics department. After the D's for the UBid.com gift tag, they buy the O's and solve HIGH-DEFINITION VIDEO CAMERA for another $1,000 and the gift tag to double their winnings to $4,000.
DUDS: L, S
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Team Christina)
IHOP Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Phrase. Mason & Joey hit Jackpot right off the bat and obviously don't want to solve after calling a $500 R. They hit Bankrupt two turns later following a $600 R. The Christinas also hit Jackpot a little later and call a $500 F, then pass on the chance at a $7,100 Jackpot. Later, after they call the T's, we have...
_ E T T _ N _/_ _ _ _/F _ _ _/
_ T/_ _ _
...but they hit a Bankrupt. Mason & Joey call a $600 M, buy the O, then call the G's for another $600 and the Free Spin. After purchasing the I's, they call a dud in H, forcing them to use their Free Spin. They then buy the A's, the last of the vowels on the board, and then solve GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL for $450 and a pair of trips to the Bahamas, for a total of $11,450.
DUDS: H, S
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Mason & Joey, Team Christina)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: JS0046719
Gold Bond $10,000 Mystery Round category is Person. Early on, Team Christina calls a T for the Wild Card. When we get to Mason & Joey, we have...
_ _ R _ _ T _
_ _ _ E _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ E R
...they call the L's for $1,200, buy the A's, then comes a $300 P. Unfortunately, they fall just short of the Million Dollar Wedge and get a Bankrupt instead. Kimberly and Kelli call the B's for $1,800, the S's for another $1,600, the Y's for another $600 and then solve VARSITY BASEBALL PLAYER for another $4,000 and five grand total.
DUDS: M, N
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Mason & Joey)
Final Toss-Up comes from the subject of Living Things:
_ E O _ I _ G
K _ T _ E N S
The Christinas solve MEOWING KITTENS for a new total of $7,000. Speed-Up Round category is Show Biz and consonants are worth $1,500 apiece. Still anybody's ballgame. When we get back to the Christinas early on, we have...
_ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ S _ _ N
...I think I know already, and I watch quite a bit of it. They call the R and solve REALITY TELEVISION for a final total of ten grand. Kimberly and Kelli have half that ($5,000) and Mason & Joey win with $11,450.
Big Money Round: I don't really like their chances, but let's see what happens. Mason & Joey spin the E in GAME and the category is Thing. Starting with:
_ _ R E
_ E N _ _ S
If it's what I think it is, this actually should fall under the category Phrase. They call P, D, C and A and get...
P _ R E
_ E N _ _ S
...they're not PURE GENIUS here, so they don't win another $30,000.
Jeopardy!: Let's see if Brian Levinson can win again, much less do another good celebrity impression. Tonight's challengers for him:
Pam Winter (Churchton, MD)- Writer/editor
Mark Raabe (Coon Rapids, MN)- IT director
THERE WILL BE BLOOD SAUSAGE
IN THE VALLEY OF ELI
CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR WORDS
During his interview today, Brian does an impression of Christopher Walken (which isn't as good as his Sean Connery impersonations). With the next-to-last clue in Dance Formers, Winter finds the Daily Double under the $800 clue there, with her standing at $2,400. Raabe has $3,600 and the champ's ahead with $6,600. Her wager is $1,400.
When Balanchine choreographed this ballet in 1965, he played the title role and Suzanne Farrell was his dulcinea.
She blanks out, so she's down to a grand. Correct: Who was Don Quixote? At the end of the round, the champ still has $6,600 while Raabe's up to $4,600.
LACH TRASH IN ROUND 1: $2,400
THE 20TH CENTURY
ROCK & ROLL
AUTHORS' MIDDLE NAMES
OFFICIAL STATE STUFF
SEEING THE LIGHT
Levinson's the first to hit five figures today. And he does a Mark McGrath impression after he solved a clue that was told by McGrath himself. He goes for a sweep of the Rock & Roll category currently with $15,800 to his credit so far. The $2,000 clue:
This Seattle group hit #1 on the mainstream rock chart with the song "Black Hole Sun".
He says "What is Sound Garden?"...SWEEP! He now has $17,800! But it's Winter who finds the first Daily Double under the $1,600 Official State Stuff clue. With $3,400 so far, she wagers $2,400.
Georgia has an official state 'possum; this comic strip cutie who lives in the Okefenokee swamp.
"Who is Pogo?"...is right to go to $5,800. The champ finds the other DD under the $1,600 "E" Gad clue. Of his 21 grand earned up to this point, he wagers just $400.
The name of this herb, thought by many to shorten the length of a cold, is from the Greek for "hedgehog".
"What is enchino?"...he now has $21,400.
NO LACH TRASH AT ALL THIS ROUND
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Brian: $27,800 (lock game!)
FJ! CATEGORY: Island Chains.
Before an 1867 sale, this island group was known as the Catherine Archipelago.
Correct: What are the Aleutian Islands?
Response: "What are the Falklands?"
Final score: $5,800
Response: "What are the Aleutians?"
Final score: $12,600
Response: "What are the Aleutians"
Winning score: $27,800
Brian's two-day total: $47,801!
My Family's Got GUTS: Time for the last semi-final game.
KICKIN' JOHNSONS: Sharon, Lindsey, Brian & Emily
GAHRES G-DOGS: Donald, Cathy, John Mark & John
Big air rider- Lindsey
Power lines- Brian & Sharon
Launcher- John Mark
Big air rider- Donald
Power lines- Cathy & John
Driver #1- Sharon
Driver #2- Brian
In the pits- Emily & Lindsey
Driver #1- Donald
Driver #2- John Mark
In the pits- Cathy & John
TIME- :54; WIN!
SCORES AFTER TWO EVENTS:
GAHRES G-DOGS: 110
KICKIN' JOHNSONS: 95
KICKIN' JOHNSONS: 150
GAHRES G-DOGS: 210
PRE-AGGRO CRAG SCORES:
GAHRES G-DOGS: 320
KICKIN' JOHNSONS: 245
The Gahres G-Dogs get an 7.5 advantage in the Crag.
4. John Mark
The Gahres G-Dogs have a big lead at the halfway mark as Sharon has some problems with the switchbacks. The Kickin' Johnsons start to cut into their lead when Donald gets lost in the maze. The last team in this Saturday's Aggro Bowl is...
...the Gahres G-Dogs!
Trivial Pursuit: America Plays Video Bonus: