Tuesday, October 28, 2008

10/28/2008 Results

TPIR: Today, we begin with Ashley, Jeremy, Catherine and Jeffrey. The first IUFB is a pendulum swing (Brandi).

Ashley: BUCK (STUPID BID)
Jeremy: $652

Catherine: $500
Geoffrey: $653

ARP: $895

Geoffrey Patterson from Grand Rapids, MI could win a pair of trips from Barker's Bargain Bar!

Savannah, GA (Lanisha): $5,071
Santa Fe (Rachael): $5,481

He thinks Savannah is the bigger bargain.

SANTA FE:
BARGAIN PRICE: $5,481
ARP: $6,481
DIFFERENCE: $1,000

SAVANNAH:
BARGAIN PRICE: $5,071
ARP: $6,571
DIFFERENCE: $1,500- WIN!

I would've lost this one.

Leaving the crowd fifth is Karen and the second IUFB is a cuckoo clock (Rachael).

Karen: $950
Ashley: $1,100
Jeremy: $756
Catherine: $600

ARP: $2,250

Ashley Knauer from UCLA rebounds from her first IUFB blunder to earn a shot at Plinko! Today's SPs are modeled by Brandi.

1. Pair of two-way radios
WRONG PRICE: $26
PICK: 6- $56

2. Food carrier
WRONG PRICE: $65
PICK: 5- $15

3. Picture viewer
WRONG PRICE: $73
PICK: 7- $79


4. Rice dispenser
WRONG PRICE: $34
PICK: 4- $39

Four Plinko Chips to work with, with the remainder of them being brought by Lanisha.

1. $1,000 (Right)
2. $500 (Right)
3. $1,000 (Left)
4. $500 (Left)

That's three grand for her.

The sixth player called down by Rich is Alice and the third IUFB is a dinette (Lanisha).

Alice: $1,100
Jeremy: $1,650
Catherine: $2,000
Karen: $2,001

ARP: $2,099

"O Canada", Karen Wiley might win a Dodge Caliber (Rachael) playing One Away. Board:

$ 2 5 , 7 3 6

You know, there's a good chance we might get an EXACTA today. First guess:

$ 1 6 , 8 2 5

Only one number is wrong. Does she change the 2...NO, she changes the 8 instead. Hence, the ARP was $16,845. ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Karen ($2,099): $.75
Ashley ($5,400): Quarter + 35 = $.60
Jeffrey ($13,947): Nickel + Dime = $.15

The Canadian gets to the Showcase.

Coming on down next is Carol and the fourth IUFB is a recumbent exercise bike (Rachael).

Carol: $1,800
Alice: $800
Jeremy: $505
Catherine: $900

ARP: $700

Jeremy Garibaldi plays Coming or Going for a brass bed (Brandi). If he's Coming, his guess would be $8,976. If he's Going, he would be guessing $6,798. He knows he's Going and he wins!

After him, Angela leaves her chair in the audience and the fifth IUFB is a laptop with four iPods (Brandi & Rachael).

Angela: $1,500
Catherine: $1,200
Carol: $1,100
Alice: $1,180

ARP: $1,595

Angela Strombeg, a teacher at Canyon Creek, plays Check Out for a Ford Focus (Lanisha) worth $15,735! Products today are Toaster Strudels, trash tossers, Downy, creole injectors and Gold Bond Lotion. Guesses:

Pastries: $6
Trash tossers: $2
Bleach: $5
Creole injectors: $4
Lotion: $6
TOTAL GUESS: $23

Answers:
Pastries: $2.49
Trash tossers: $4.29
Bleach: $6.99
Creole injectors: $5.99
Lotion: $9.12

ACTUAL TOTAL: $28.88
DIFFERENCE: $5.88

I don't think Fingers wanted this Focus won today.

The last one to "Come on Down" today is Michelle and the final IUFB is a garden tool collection (Lanisha).

Michelle: $1,000
Catherine: $575
Carol: BUCK (SUICIDE BID)
Alice: TWO BUCKS

ARP: $634, so Catherine escapes the First Four Breakfast Club!

This Parkinson's Disease volunteer therapist from Maryland now plays Safe Crackers (safe handled by Brandi) for a Dodge Avenger (Rachael) and a year's supply of chocolates (Lanisha)!

NUMBERS IN CANDY PRICE: 0, 4 & 5

She guesses $540 for the candy, and Drew does let the player try to open the safe this time...WINNER! Great lineup today!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Angela ($1,595): 45 + 85 = OVER
Jeremy ($9,676): Dime + 20 = $.30
Catherine ($21,809): $.60 (First spin was a PENALTY)

Catherine's in the Showcase!

First Showcase starts with Lanisha showing off new crystal stemware after she accidentially breaks it. Second, if an elephant stomps on your favorite piano, replace it with a new baby grand piano (Brandi). Finally, if your set of wheels should become a lemon for good, run to your auto dealership at once and ask for a new Chrysler Sebring Convertible (Std., Paint, Comm.)(Rachael)!

CATHERINE BIDS $17,000 ON CONVERTIBLE SHOWCASE- GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR CONVERTIBLE SHOWCASE: $37,150

For Karen, we have a game room package that consists of a bumper pool table, board games and a racing arcade game (Lanisha)! Then, she could have more fun in St. Croix (Brandi & Rachael).

KAREN BIDS $15,000 ON FUN & GAMES SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR FUN & GAMES SHOWCASE: $23,000

CATHERINE'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $17,000
ARP: $41,174
DIFFERENCE: $24,174 (biggest Showcase whiff this season)

KAREN'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $15,000
ARP: $18,889
DIFFERENCE: $3,889- WIN

Don't feel bad for Katherine- she's still the day's top winner with $21,809 in prizes, including her Avenger! Karen, today's Showcase winner, takes home $20,988 in stuff. She still would've won if she had been insane enough to bid $1 on her Showcase.

DOND: Today's player is #11 Stuart Engleman (wearing a wizard costume; he's been a glass blower for the past 38 years). He swaps out for the potentially unlucky #13.

ROUND 1:
1. #11 (Chibby)- OOPS!!! ($500,000)
2. #7 (Felicia)- $75,000
3. #3 (David)- $5,000
4. #16 (Ronnie)- $5
5. #6 (Kenny)- $100,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)

FIRST OFFER: $8,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #18 (Sonia)- $10,000
2. #19 (Debbie)- $200
3. #5 (Allison)- $25,000 (STRIKE ONE)
4. #8 (Kenneth)- BUCK
5. #2 (Doreen)- $100

Stuart, get out of the game NOW.

SECOND OFFER: $12,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #9 (Vivian)- $10
2. #14 (Dan)- $7,500
3. #10 (Rachel)- $1,000
4. #22 (Keli)- $50

THIRD OFFER: $20,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #4 (Carrie Lee)- $2,500
2. #15 (Isabel)- $25

FOURTH OFFER: $27,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #20 (Fazlul)- $400
2. #1 (Sandra)- $250,000 (BIG STRIKE TWO)

FIFTH OFFER: $6,000- NO DEAL

19th PICK: #12 (Barbara)- PENNY

SIXTH OFFER: $11,000- DEAL

He would've knocked out the $50,000 with Carlos' #17 on his next pick; his final case had $500. He should've dealt at $27,500.

WOF: The night's first Toss-Up falls under the category of Fictional Characters:

_ H _ _ T S/&/

_ O B _ I N S

Mark solves GHOSTS & GHOBLINS for $1,000. Tonight's players:

Mark Thomas (Fitchburg, MA)- Field engineer, drummer and chili buff
Katherine Klem (Louisville, KY)- UVA graduate, an activist against tobacco and has been a dancer for the past 14 years
Kimberly Jones (Chesterfield, MI but originally from Boston)- Advertising consultant and fitness/dance instructor

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Food & Drink:

_ _ O C _ _ A T E

_ _ _ _ _

Mark takes a shot with CHOCOLATE CHIPS...incorrect. After a little more help is revealed in the bottom word, Kimberly solves CHOCOLATE SYRUP for $2,000.

Round 1 category is Headline and it's a big puzzle; out on the wheel now is a ghost tour of Quebec worth $5,836. After Kimberly calls the G's, we have...

_ I _ _ A E _/_ _ E _ _ S/_ R I N G S/_ _ _ E/

E I G _ T/G _ _ _/_ E _ A _ S

...she calls the H's for another $2,000 and solves MICHAEL PHELPS BRINGS HOME EIGHT GOLD MEDALS for another $6,250 and $8,250 total.

NO DUDS OR BANKRUPTS THIS ROUND

IHOP Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Phrase. Early on, Mark calls three T's for $10,500 but then buys a dud vowel in A. Mark then buys the I's and the O's and we have...

_ _ _ _ L L _ N T

S _ I

_ O N _ I T I O N S

...he then calls the C's for a $1,000 Yankee Candle package and solves EXCELLENT SKI CONDITIONS for another $10,950, the Yankee Candle stuff and a ski holiday in Lake Tahoe, for a new total of $20,070 in cash and prizes!

DUDS: A (repeated by Kimberly), R

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: KC2070374

Swanson Broth Mystery Round category is Same Name. Katherine immediately hits a Mystery Wedge and calls three T's. She takes the $3,000 bailout for them (but that had the $10,000 back there). She then lands on the same Mystery Wedge two turns later and calls a $1,000 R; she again declines the chance to flip it over. She then hits Lose a Turn next. Later, after Mark calls the C's, we have...

P O _ _ T _ C A _/&/C O S T _ _ _/

PARTY

...he calls an $800 M, the L's for another $800 and despite the "only vowels left" sound not going off at this point, he solves POLITICAL & COSTUME PARTY for another $4,800 and $24,870 total!

DUDS: N

The last Toss-Up category is On the Map:

_ _ _ Z I _/&/_ H _ _ E

Katherine finally gets on the board with BRAZIL & CHILE for $3,000! Next category is Thing. After she calls the S, we have...

S _ _ _ R N A T _ R A _

_ _ _ N _ _ _ N _ N

...I believe I know it, but she buys the only dud vowel on the board (I). Kimberly calls the P's for $700 and solves SUPERNATURAL PHENOMENON to bump that up to $1,000 and go to $9,250.

DUDS: I

Speed-Up Round category is Occupation, consonants are worth $1,300 and it's a one-wordy. After Katherine calls the P...

_ P O R T _ _ R _ T _ R

...after leaving out the second S on her first guess, she solves SPORTSWRITER for another $3,900 and a final total of $6,900. Kimberly leaves with $9,250 and Mark wins with $24,870!

DUDS: G, N (both by Mark)

Big Money Round: Remember, this week's car is a Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, not the Audi TT Roadster as I first stated (I have since fixed the mistake in Monday's recap). Let's see if Mark can extend the Tuesday bonus round winning streak to five weeks. He spins the single star and the category is Event. Starting with:

_ E _ _ _

_ _ _ N _ _ _ R

He calls D, C, M and O and gets...

_ E _ _ _

D O _ N _ O _ R

...he gets DOWNPOUR late but is incorrect with RAIN DOWNPOUR, so the Tuesday winning streak is over. It was HEAVY DOWNPOUR and we miss out on giving away our first car of the season.

Bingo America: Tonight's players are Lindsay & Jayson. At halftime in Game 1:

LINDSAY: B-NGO
JAYSON: B----
BANK: $831

The fourth question was tonight's Wild Card Question, answered correctly by Lindsay to mark off her B.

7 (N41)- Wolf Blitzer hosts a Sunday talk show for which network?
JAYSON: CNN- CORRECT (B-N--; $872)
8 (O75)- The Brandenburg Gate towers over what German city?
JAYSON: Frankfurt- NO
LINDSAY: Berlin- CORRECT ($947)
9 (I24)- Hayden Panettiere is a cheerleader on what NBC TV series?
JAYSON: "Heroes"- RIGHT (BIN--; $971)

50/50 MODE:
10 (I18)- T or F: In a right triangle, the hypotenuse is the longest side.
JAYSON: False- LOSE

50/50 Mode also begins with the tenth question of Game 2. Here's where things stand now:

LINDSAY: -I-GO
JAYSON: -ING-
BANK: $1,429

10 (O66)- According to Miss Manners, a true gentleman will always carry what- a handkerchief or an umbrella?
LINDSAY: Handkerchief- CORRECT ($1,495)
11 (N38)- T or F: Including its two tusks, an elephant has only six teeth.
JAYSON: True- CORRECT ($1,533)
12 (N39)- A dollar sign resembles what letter with a vertical line through it- the 9th letter or the 19th letter?
JAYSON: 9th letter- OOPS (Lindsay: -INGO)
13 (O74)- T or F: The word "inflammable" has the same definition as the word "flammable".
LINDSAY: True- RIGHT ($1,607)
14 (B8)- On modern political maps, which color represents a state that voted for a Republican- red or blue?
LINDSAY: Red- WIN ($1,615)

Bingo Bonus Round: The good news is that she doesn't wipe out like the past two champions...

B: #8- $1,000
I: #27- $1,500 ($2,500)
N: #33- $500 ($3,000)

...and a little better news- she doesn't go down to the wrecking balls, either. Her total for the day: $4,615.

Jeopardy!: Mathew Safer now defends the title against these two:

Carl Brandt (originally from Pittsburgh)- Investor
Becka Feighner (Canton, MI)- Receptionist

Opening categories:

"American Experience: The Presidents"
1980s TV
BRAND NAME SYMBOLS
WORLD CAPITAL HISTORY
USES FOR STALE BREAD
RHYME FEST (each correct response rhymes with "fest")


At the first break, Feighner has $3,600 while both men have $1,800 apiece. Feighner then finds the Daily Double under the last Brand Name Symbols clue, but she's now $200 behind Brandt for the lead, $4,600-$4,400. The champ still has $1,800. Her wager is two grand:

This mode of transportation adorns boxes of Rice-a-Roni.

"What is a San Francisco trolley car?"...NOT ACCEPTABLE for cable car, so she's down to $2,400. After the round, the champ now leads with $5,800. Brandt has $3,800 and Feighner has $3,000.

NO TRIPLE STUMPERS THIS ROUND

DJ! Categories:

I'M GETTING "C" SICK
A BEN KINGSLEY FILM FESTIVAL (a year and a character is given, and the players have to ID the film)
UNREAL ESTATE
CRAYOLA: A COLORFUL HISTORY (Clue Crew clues from the Crayola factory)
I SAY, HERMIONE
LET US GO TO THE OPERA

After getting the first Ben Kingsley clue correct, Brandt finds the first Daily Double under the $800 clue there with $6,200 thus far. Safer's still ahead with $9,400 and Feighner has $3,400. His wager is two grand.

1993: Bookkeeper Itzhak Stern

"What is Schindler's List?"...right to go to $8,200! But he loses quite a bit of that new total to incorrect responses on the $1,200 and $1,600 clues that prove to be the first two Triple Stumpers of this game. Late in the round, Feighner finds the other Daily Double under the $1,200 clue of the last remaining category I Say Hermoine. She has $6,600 so far while the champ has $11,000 and Brandt's leading again with $11,800; this is her chance to make this game even tighter. Her wager is $3,000 on all of this:

At age 19 in 1925, Hermione Bulwer-Lytton was acting vicereine of this country.

"What is India?"...RIGHT for $9,600!

DJ! LACH TRASH: $12,800

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Mathew: $9,000
Becka: $9,600
Carl: $11,800

CORYAT SCORES:

Mathew: $9,000
Becka: $9,800
Carl: $10,600

(Flashback moment #2 from a May 25, 1999 episode: A contestant comes up with the correct response of "What is Cleopatra?" after we see a lady imitating Cleopatra)

FJ! CATEGORY: Asian Nations.

Of the world's 11 countries whose English names start with "A", the only two whose names DON'T end with "A".

We start with our champion, who responded with "What are Azerbaijan?"...that's just one, so he immediately LOSES EVERYTHING and will leave with $45,701. We go to Feighner, who wrote down NOTHING, so she loses $8,400 and is down to $1,200. Brandt only puts down Mazalov, I do believe. Correct response: What are Afghanistan and Azerbaijan?. His wager was...









...$7,401, meaning he becomes the new champion with $4,399.

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