Wednesday, October 29, 2008

10/29/2008 Results

TPIR: Rich calls on Aisha, Spencer, Shannon and Deen to come on down first. The opening IUFB is a plasma HDTV (Rachael).

Aisha: $1,575
Spencer: $1,200
Shannon: $1,300
Deen: $1,299 (OOPS)

ARP: $2,199

Thanks to Deen being a dunderhead on the last bid of this IUFB, Aisha Anderson comes up and dances so hard that she almost tries to knock Drew down! Anyway, she may have a few reasons to do that again if she can win Easy As 1-2-3 for a computer system (Brandi), flatware (Lanisha)
and a drum set (Rachael). Her guesses:

1- Flatware
2- Computer
3- Drum set

Prices:

Flatware: $900
Computer: $2,529
Drum set: $1,464

She went the wrong way on the last two prizes.

Leaving the mob fifth is Amber and the second IUFB is a karaoke machine (Brandi).

Amber: $550
Spencer: $551
Shannon: $700
Deen: $599

ARP: $960

Shannon Miller, a music major at Cal State-Fullerton, could be listening to the music on her radio in a new Pontiac G6 (Rachael) if she also wins $10,000 in Gas Money. Prices:

$20,195
$17,225
$23,910
$21,491
$18,429

CAR GUESS: $21,491

1. $17,225- $2,000; GOES ON
2. $23,910- $1,000; GOES ON
3. $18,429- $3,000; SHE'S ROLLING THE DICE
4. $20,195- WINS $31,491 IN CASH AND CAR!!!

Coming on down sixth is Shea Murphy and the third IUFB is sports apparel (Lanisha).

Shea: $700
Deen: $1,550
Amber: $950
Spencer: $705

ARP: $1,000

Amber Bretz, a teacher from Michigan, will try to show how smart she really is playing Squeeze Play for a hot tub (Rachael). Board:

62713

She gets rid of the 2, making her guess $6,713...

$ 6 7 1 3

...give her an A!

TODAY'S WIN AT HOME PRIZE: Chest freezer (Lanisha; I have one of those)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Aisha ($2,199): 40 + 30 = $.70
Amber ($7,713): $.75
Shannon ($32,451): $.90

Shannon gets a chance to maybe become our biggest winner of the season thus far in the Showcase!

Michael leaves his seat next and the fourth IUFB is a pair of digital cameras (Brandi & Lanisha).

Michael: $650
Spencer: $1,200
Shea: $1,400
Deen: $750

ARP: $810

Deen Alcaraz, a worker for the Cub Scouts and the Marine Corps, plays Hi-Lo for a living room (Rachael) worth just a buck shy of four grand. Products today are Citracel chews, Icy Hot PM, Italian cookies, Oxi-Clean Spray-A-Way, HBP medicine and eye drops.

First pick is the HBP, which is $6.29. Second is the Icy Hot, which is $7.99. Finally, he picks the Citrucel...$9.99. The one item that worries me are the eye drops, which Drew rants about being very necessary when you want to see the scoreboard clearly during baseball games. The cookies are $2.29, the spray is $2.99, and the eye drops are...$5.29, so he wins by $1! He then does a handstand!

Having their name called next is Marion and the fifth IUFB is a water bike (Rachael).

Marion: $450
Michael: $1,400
Spencer: $725
Shea: $800

ARP: $2,799

Michael Badalamenti then gets a quick, close peek of the Dodge Charger (Std., Paint, Prot)(Brandi) that he could win in Switcheroo! Board:

CAR: $ 2 3 , 8 _ 0
Shopping bag: $ _ 2
Computer speakers: $ _ 0
Finger drums: $ _ 5
Mini fridge: $ _ 2

My guesses:

CAR: $23,820
Shopping bag: $12
Computer speakers: $40
Finger drums: $35
Mini fridge: $52

His first guesses:

CAR: $23,830
Shopping bag: $12
Computer speakers: $40
Finger drums: $25
Mini fridge: $52

He has two right. Final guesses:

CAR: $23,850
Shopping bag: $12
Computer speakers: $40
Finger drums: $25
Mini fridge: $32

He only switched the car and the fridge on his second turn, as you can see...







CAR: $23,850
Shopping bag: $12
Computer speakers: $40
Finger drums: $25
Mini fridge: $32

...great move, but still no car. I thought he had it! He wins the shopping bag, the finger drums and the mini fridge. Thus, the car was $23,840 and the speakers actually cost $50.

Eric Dowdy enters Contestant's Row last and the final IUFB is a media fireplace (Brandi).

Eric: $1,400
Spencer: $1,450
Shea: $1,451
Marion: $900

ARP: $999

TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB ENTRANT: Spencer

Marion Beck plays One Right Price for SCUBA gear (Rachael) and a grill (Lanisha). Brandi has today's One Right Price of $2,250, and she guesses that as the price of the SCUBA gear...to my surprise, she's a winner! The grill was $1,490.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Michael ($2,868): $.90
Marion ($4,739): 35 + 85 = OVER
Deen ($4,809): $.95

Deen will be Shannon's opponent in today's Showcase!

The first Showcase starts off with a trip to the LA Dodgers Fantasy Baseball Camp! Then, when you think of the city that Joe DiMaggio played for, because he played for the Yankees, it's New York City! Finally, Ichiro Suzuki is mostly associated for playing in Seattle today with the Mariners, but he originally played in this country in the final trip up for grabs in this Showcase today- Japan! Awkward writing there though, Drew.

SHANNON PASSES TO DEEN; DEEN BIDS $19,550 ON TRIPS- STAGE GARF

MY BID FOR TRIPS SHOWCASE: $23,750

For Shannon, we have prizes for lazy people like yours truly- a tandem bike (Lanisha & Rachael), a Caribbean Cruise (Rachael) and a TrailManor trailer (Rachael)! Not too much better writing there, Drew.

SHANNON BIDS $21,000 ON CRUISE/TRAILER SHOWCASE- GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR CRUISE/TRAILER SHOWCASE: $33,333

SHANNON'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $21,000
ARP: $31,344

DIFFERENCE: $10,144

DEEN'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $19,550
ARP: $26,048
DIFFERENCE: $6,498- WIN

That means Shannon does NOT become the biggest winner of the season, but she's still the day's top winner with $32,451 in cash and prizes. Deen wins all of the trips and $30,857 total.

Bingo America: Tonight's players are Kristi and John- uh oh! As you know by now, two contestants named John have won the big one on this show. But Kristi will try to do something about that. At halftime in Round 1:

KRISTI: B-NG-
JOHN: -I--O

BANK: $753

9 (I20)- What 80s TV primetime soap featured wild catfights between Alexis and Crystal?
JOHN: "Dallas"- INCORRECT
KRISTI: "Dynasty"- RIGHT (BING-; $773)
10 (O63)- The 750-year old Sorbonne is a university located in what European capital?
KRISTI: Paris- WIN ($836)

Don't forget, those at-home winners tonight will each get $1,000!

GAME 2: After five questions this game, here's where we're at:

KRISTI: B---O
JOHN: ---GO
BANK: $1,072

6 (WILD)- On what 80s TV show would you find a spunky, freckled girl played by Soleil Moon Frye?
KRISTI: "Punky Brewster"- RIGHT (BI--O; $1,172)
7 (B3)- Chicago's river is dyed green every year as part of what March celebration?
JOHN: St. Patrick's Day- CORRECT (B--GO; $1,175)
8 (N37)- What tool used to cut curves is also the name of a type of puzzle?
KRISTI: Jigsaw- RIGHT (BIN-O; $1,212)
9 (I27)- In Greek mythology, what woman's beauty was said to have caused the Trojan War?
JOHN: Aphrodite- NO
KRISTI: Helen- CORRECT ($1,239)

50/50 MODE:
10 (I19)- Bear market or bull market- a stock market that has its stock prices rising is called what?
JOHN: Bull- CORRECT (BI-GO; $1,258)
11 (G60)- T or F: Democracy first flourished in Ancient Greece.
KRISTI: True- WIN ($1,318)

Bingo Bonus Round: Will Kristi have the chance to be the first female $100,000 winner?...

B: #4- $500
I: #28- $2,000 ($2,500)
N: #32- $750 ($3,250)
G: #60- $750 ($4,000)
O: #69- OOPS

...NO, according to the ten wrecking balls on the last line.

WOF: Our first Toss-Up deals with a Phrase:

_ R _ _ K/_ R/

_ _ _ _ _

Missy solves TRICK OR TREAT pretty fast for $1,000. Tonight's players:

Missy Moore (Vivian, LA)- Florist and interior decorator
Andrew Shang (Boise, ID)- Housing compliance auditor
Pat Matthews (South Hero, VT)- Has been married to the same man for 41 years

For the $2,000 Toss-Up, the category is Around the House:

_ I _ I _ A L/C _ R O L _ S _/

_ H O _ E

Missy is incorrect with INITIAL CORDLESS PHONE, while Andrew solves DIGITAL CORDLESS PHONE for $2,000.

On the wheel now is a trip to New Orleans worth $5,540 (hence, if Andrew or Pat win this trip, they might actually get to visit Missy one of these days!) and the Round 1 category is Show Biz. The puzzle ends with an exclamation mark, so it's possible at least one of you knows the puzzle right this second. About midway in the round, Andrew calls three R's for the Wild Card. Later, after Missy buys the A's, we have...

_ E R _ L/S T R E E _/STARS/_ N/

_ A _ _ A/_ I A !

...she calls the M's for another $1,500 and solves MERYL STREEP STARS IN MAMMA MIA! for another $2,750 and $3,750 total.

DUDS: C, D

IHOP Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Food & Drink. At the start, Pat calls an R for the New Orleans trip, but she immediately loses it to a Bankrupt on the Million Dollar Wedge. After Missy buys the E and the I, we have...

L _ _ A L L _/_ A _ _ _ T/

_ R E S _/_ I S _

...she calls the H's for a $1,000 Party City gift certificate, then calls the F's and the C's and solves LOCALLY CAUGHT FRESH FISH for another $4,300, the gift tag and a trip to Acapulco, for a new total of $14,350 in cash and prizes.

BANKRUPTS: 1 (Pat)

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: GM03535

Swanson Broth Mystery Round category is Fun & Games. Early on, Andrew lands on a Mystery Wedge and calls an S. He flips...Bankrupt, so he loses $350 and the Wild Card. Later, Missy calls the F's and we have...

F _ N T _ S _

F _ _ T _ _ _ _

_ E _ _ _ E

...she calls a $300 G, the L's for another $1,650 and solves FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE for another $2,750 and $17,100 total!

DUDS: D, R
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Andrew)

(Note: According to Jason Huhn, Bankrupt was actually hit three times in a row at one point this round; all of those instances were edited out of the broadcast and Andrew had actually lost his Wild Card even before he flipped over his selected Mystery Wedge.)

The last Toss-Up's in the category of Thing:

W _ _ L D

_ _ _ _ N _ C

Missy solves WORLD ALMANAC to go to $20,100 now! Next category is Living Thing (early on this round, while the scoreboard was displayed at the top of our screen, Missy was mistakenly named Annette). After Pat buys the E, we have...

_ L _ _ _/_ _ D O _/

_ _ _ D E R

...WWE Diva Victoria is addicted to this. She calls a $300 C, buys the I's but spins Lose a Turn. Missy calls a $350 B, the W's for another $900, a $350 S, a $350 K and solves BLACK WIDOW SPIDER for another $2,550 and $22,650 total!

DUDS: N, T

Speed-Up Round category is Fictional Character and consonants are worth $1,700 apiece. After Missy calls the D's...

T _ _ - _ _ _ D _ D

M _ N S T _ R

...she solves TWO-HEADED MONSTER to add another $6,800 and win with $29,450! Andrew leaves with $2,000 and Pat gets the $1,000 consolation.

Big Money Round: If Missy can win this endgame, she'll go down as one of our better players this season. She spins the apostrophe and the category is Thing. Starting with:

_ _ _ _

_ _ _ E

MM calls D, C, M and O...but gets nothing, marking just the second time this season that's happened. Thus, she can't solve HIGH FIVE and the convertible is lost for the second straight night. She needed the H's and the F.

DOND (Syn.)- Dressed up as a judge, today's player is #16 Ronnie Kalum (who handles the forklift at a warehouse and is known as Mr. Mom to his family). Let's see if he can help us rebound from yesterday's bummer.

ROUND 1:
1. #20 (Azlul)- $200
2. #22 (Keli)- $400
3. #8 (Kenneth)- $300
4. #4 (Carrie Lee)- $250,000
5. #1 (Sandra)- PENNY

FIRST OFFER TURNED DOWN: $13,000

ROUND 2:
1. #18 (Sonia)- $500
2. #21 (Nicole)- $10
3. #10 (Rachel)- $500,000
4. #2 (Doreen)- $2,500
5. #5 (Allison)- $100,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)

SECOND OFFER: $5,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #14 (Dan)- $7,500
2. #7 (Felicia)- $100
3. #19 (Debbie)- $5,000
4. #11 (Angela)- $25

THIRD OFFER: $8,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #15 (Isabel)- $25,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #3 (David)- $10,000 (SAFETY NET VIRTUALLY GONE)

FOURTH OFFER: $11,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #6 (Kenny)- BUCK
2. #9 (Vivian)- $50

FIFTH OFFER: $17,000- NO DEAL

19th PICK: #17 (Carlos)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO)

Get out of the game NOW, Ronnie.

SIXTH OFFER: $8,000- DEAL

Thanks to Ronnie knocking out the $75,000 on his last pick before dealing, there was no way he was going to claim the $50,000 from his case. The other cases:

#12 (Barbara)- $1,000 (He would've chosen this next and the final offer would've been $22,000.)
#13 (Chibby)- $5


DOND (NBC): Tomorrow Rodriguez's big night could very well be coming tonight, as nine $1,000,000 cases are up for grabs. She's an Army wife from Maple Shade, NJ and wants to win some big money so that she and her husband can go on a honeymoon. Her case of destiny is lucky #7.

ROUND 1:
1. #10- EIGHT MILLIONS LEFT
2. #6- $10
3. #5- $25
4. #4- $10,000
5. #12- SEVEN MILLIONS LEFT
6. #1- $5,000

FIRST OFFER TURNED DOWN: $188,000

ROUND 2:
1. #2- SIX MILLIONS LEFT
2. #26- $100
3. #5- FIVE MILLIONS LEFT
4. #22- BUCK
5. #17- FOUR MILLIONS LEFT

SECOND OFFER REJECTED: $74,000

ROUND 3:
1. #9- $500
2. #13- $750
3. #23- $5
4. #19- $25,000

THIRD OFFER NOT TAKEN: $211,000

ROUND 4:
1. #18- $50
2. #14- PENNY
3. #21- $75

FOURTH OFFER: $332,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #24- $1,000 (nothing but the millions are left on the right side)
2. #16- DANGER ZONE ENFORCED

FIFTH OFFER: $349,000- NO DEAL

21st PICK: #3- $200

SIXTH OFFER: $423,000- NO DEAL

22nd PICK: #11- $400

HIGHEST OFFER SO FAR THIS SEASON: $677,000- NO DEAL

Her next pick is #15.

TONIGHT'S BEAT THE BANKER WINNING CASE: #3

IF #15 HAS $300...











...THIS GAME'S OVER AND SHE WILL BE THE SHOW'S SECOND MILLIONAIRE...












...ON THE THIRD DAY OF GAME SHOW KINGDOM'S SECOND ANNIVERSARY WEEK...























...IT'S THERE- SHE'S A MILLIONAIRE!!!!!

Spray the confetti!!! She's the first MILLION DOLLAR WINNER of our third year! She definitely will get an asterisk by the GSNN staffers, but I doubt she could care less!

Video Bonus: MILLION DOLLAR WIN

Jeopardy!: Last night, Carl Brandt was part of a pretty competitive game, but was held to $4,399 during his first win because of bad luck in FJ!. Tonight, he'll try to repeat as champ and maybe pocket a much nicer payday against these folks:

Tristan Snell (Boston)- Patent litigator
Pat Thornton (Huntington, WV)- Bookseller

Opening categories:

20th CENTURY CHINA
AND ON GUITAR... (at least one musician who plays the guitar is given in each clue and the players must ID the band they're a part of)
FACE TIME
LETTERS & NUMBERS
CROPS

ROBBERS

At halftime, the champ leads Snell by four grand, $5,800 to $1,800. Thornton has $1,000. Brandt then finds the Daily Double under the $600 Letters & Numbers clue with $7,400 thus far, now having a $5,800 lead over Snell. His wager is $400.

In May 2002, explorer Robert Ballard discovered the wreckage of this boat in the Solomon Islands.

"What is P.T. 109?"...that's it for $7,800! When the round ends, he's already at five figures with $10,400! Snell has $3,800 and Thornton is stuck at a grand.

FIRST ROUND LACH TRASH: $1,400

DJ! Categories:

NEWBERRY MEDAL WINNERS
FROM STAGE TO SCREEN
GEOLOGIC TIME
THE MAINE THING
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?
3-LETTER WORDS

Brandt uncovers the first Daily Double under the $1,600 Geologic Time clue, but Snell's starting to catch up to him. The champ still leads with 14 grand, while Snell has $9,000; the lady in the middle has $1,400. His wager is $1,000.

The first claw found of the Utahraptor was thought to be a rib-- they grew 'em big in this period, from Latin for "chalk".

"What is Calciverous?"...incorrect. It was the Pretacious, so he's now at $13K. With only the 3-Letter Words left, Snell goes Daily Double Hunting...but he can't find it under the $2,000 clue there before the champ does. Right now, Brandt leads with $17,800. Snell has $12,200 and the odd lady out has $3,400. His wager is just a pair of Benjamins ($200).

Of the chemical elements, it has the shortest name.

He can't come up with tin.

Just before the other Daily Double, there was a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE given by Brandt on this $1,200 clue:

St. Paul wrote, "By one man" this "entered into the world" -- that'd be yours, Adam.

He said "Who is Jesus Christ?", forgetting the category. It was sin.

Video Bonus: Late mistake

DJ! LACH TRASH: $6,800

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Carl: $17,600
Pat: $3,400

Tristan: $12,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Carl: $19,000
Pat: $3,400

Tristan: $12,200

(Flashback moment #3 from an October 10, 2005 Kids Week episode: Madeline Suchard gets Betsy Ross as the correct response.)

FJ! CATEGORY: 2008.

Though not elected to the position, a man from this state became the first blind governor and the fourth black governor in the U.S.

PAT:
Response: "What is New York?"
Wager: $3,000
Final score: $6,400

Snell's response...also NY to double to $24,400! As for the champ...he's right as well and retains at $24,401! For his two days, he now has reached the Norma Brown Jackpot ($28,800)!

1 comment:

Octavarium64 said...

Here's everything you hate about Deal or No Deal. Editing. Editing. Wastefulness. And editing that would make Paula Abdul feel like the Speaker of the House. Here's a litany of NBC's offenses, in just this one episode:

A) Taking 29 minutes longer than Koshka and Jessica to open three fewer cases, with identical levels of money, pressure, and contestants thinking.

B) Trying to create suspense by asking if Tomorrow will drop out even with those last four cases due to a $677,000 offer and the pressure from her mother. Well, that takes all the fun out of the first 75 minutes...wait until we see the offer and then fire away.

C) Telling us that this $677,000 offer is refused, then continuing to ask if Tomorrow will take the $677,000 offer in the promos. Well, you just said she doesn't take it!

D) Putting nothing but the refusal of an already offered sum of $422,000 in one segment of the show, after you've told us she doesn't take it anyways.

E) Telling us the entire course of the game from then on, even which cases are picked, up to the point where case 15 is opened, and still trying to milk the suspense.

F) Because of the time wasted, there are only four minutes remaining by the time the case opens. Any reasonable person can determine that a game which goes on beyond this case, one in which 15 contains a 1M, cannot fit in the remaining four minutes. You've got depression that turns into "I still have two 1M!", the call, a long talk, the build-up to what's going to be something in the 550K to 600K range, the decision, and playout afterwards or the opening of the 300 and resultant "1M celebration". Knowing Howie, he wouldn't move through the game that fast for a $50 million pay bonus.

G) Just spoiling another 1M win, by inference this time. At this point, there are 251 games played. 249 games with no 1M winner had no massive spoiler. 2 1M winners had massive spoilers. No massive spoiler, therefore, equals no 1M win, no matter what NBC tries to do instead. That equals a ratings nosedive. And to think NBC did this to get ratings...now they get what they deserved.