TPIR: The past two Monday episodes have been worthy of a 10, espescially last week's episode where Taylor Randall pulled off an incredible comeback win in Lucky $even and went on to become the biggest winner of the season with nearly $80,000 in cash and prizes! Will this week's Monday episode be excellent too? Let's find out right now.
We start with Jacqueline, Matthew, Ellette and Willie. First IUFB is a home gym (Rachael).
Ellette Cutler plays Money Game for a Pontiac G6 (Brandi). Board:
MIDDLE NUMBER: 9 ($ _ _ , 9 _ _)
She starts off with 19 for $19 before picking 21 as the front of the car ($ 2 1 , 9 _ _). She then picks 60 to go to $79...37 for $116...and then 75 to finish with $191. ARP: $21,956.
Carlos comes on down and the second IUFB is a chandelier.
Matthew: $350 (STUPID BID)
Willie Peacock (you heard me right), a retired semi-worker from Fort Wayne, IN, is loyal to the show and Bob Barker (because he's wearing a maroon Bob Barker shirt)! And we're going to reward his loyalty by giving him the chance to play Plinko! Today's SPs are modeled by Lanisha.
1. Nintendo DS "TPIR" video game
WRONG PRICE: $70
PICK: 0- $30
2. Portable range
WRONG PRICE: $52
PICK: 5- $82
3. Plug-in minature icebox
IS NOT: $92
PICK: 2- $32
4. Chocolate mill
IS NOT: $65
PICK: 5- $35
You had to pick the last number all four times to have gotten all five Plinko Chips today. But he will get four to work with, with three being brought to him by Rachael.
1. DUD (Right)
3. $500 (Left)
That's $20,500 worth of loyalty money for this guy!
Visting Contestant's Row sixth is Julie and the third IUFB is a selection of snow sleds (Brandi).
Matthew: $325 (STUPID BID #2)
Carlos from Whittier, CA plays Pushover for a mini trailer (Lanisha). Board:
He knows it's $5,995 to keep this game undefeated on the season!
TODAY'S WIN-AT-HOME PRIZE: Harvest wine cabinet (Brandi)
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Ellette ($1,790): 10 + 95 = OVER BY A NICKEL
Carlos ($6,575): 35 + 80 = OVER
Willie ($21,306): WINS BY DEFAULT WITH A DIME!
Coming on down next is Neil Duncan and the fourth IUFB is a flat-panel LCD TV (Rachael).
Julie Nguyen (I doubt she's related to the poker family) from Costa Mesa, CA plays Clearance Sale for a dinette (Brandi), a game package (Lanisha) and a lawn mower (Rachael). Today's sale prices are $700, $1,100 and $1,600.
$700: Game package
$1,600: Lawn mower
Game package: $940
Lawn mower: $1,450
Elvira Alvarez then fills in the red spot and the fifth IUFB is a catameran (All).
Jacqueline from Toronto plays Range Game for a Ford Mustang (Lanisha)! Range is $23,100-$23,700. She stops at $23,282-$23,432...she got Fingered. It was $23,520.
Elizabeth Bouton comes on down last and the final IUFB is a patio heater (Rachael).
Elizabeth: $350 (OOPS)
ARP: $525, meaning Matthew isn't in the First Four Breakfast Club today!
He now plays Hi-Lo for an Ashley living room (Brandi & Lanisha) plus hanbags and sunglasses, all worth $5,664. Products today are Ester-C, Clorox bleach, sleep gels, Fiber Choice, razors and Gold Bond Lotion. First pick is the razor kit...$9.99. Second is the lotion, which is $9.12. Finally, he chooses the sleeping pills and I groaned...but they're $13.99! I don't know about this. The bleach is $5.29, the Fiber Choice is...$12.49 and he loses. The Ester-C was $17.99, so he should've picked that, the Fiber Choice and the sleeping pills. This was about as hard to win as today's Range Game.
For the first time in three weeks, we got shut out in a day's car games. At least we got a $20,500 Plinko win, though.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Matthew ($525): $.65
Julie ($1,595): Quarter + 40 = $.65
Elizabeth ($3,495): 30 + 35= THREE-WAY TIE!
Julie goes to the Showcase.
We start the first Showcase with something that can make you sweat in a hurry- a new sauna (Brandi). Another way to pick up sweat is laying down for a while on the beaches of Hawaii (Rachael). One last way to sweat is driving really fast in a new Chevrolet Equinox (Lanisha)!
WILLIE BIDS $25,550 ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF (Covers just the car)
MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $35,000
For Julie, we have a Magnussen bedroom (Brandi), hair care products and a pair of motorcycles (Lanisha & Rachael).
JULIE BIDS $30,000 ON ROOM/MOTORCYCLES SHOWCASE- STAGE WILLY
MY BID FOR ROOM/MOTORCYCLES SHOWCASE: $22,500
OVER- WILLIE WINS!
Willie starts the week off right with $50,791 in cash and prizes!
DOND: This week, we begin with #6 Leiana Bowen (who is a college dancer and has been dancing since she was 3). This was the 17th week of episodes taped, and this appears to be Dancers Week. She wants to win enough so that she can start her own dance team. She swaps out her base case for #10.
1. #1 (Lynette)- $100
2. #6 (Cyndi)- $50,000
3. #18 (Dawn)- $200
4. #11 (Terry)- $1,000
5. #3 (Radek)- $2,500
FIRST OFFER: $16,000
BANKER BONUS: A backstage guy with a pink shirt on named Greg
DECISION: NO DEAL
1. #12 (Linh)- $10
2. #22 (Michael)- $300
3. #2 (Shalimar)- $25
4. #13 (Ryan)- $400
5. #5 (Jeanette)- $7,500
(Greg's now sitting in the audience!)
SECOND REJECTED OFFER: $28,000
1. #17 (Mike)- $50
2. #7 (Lisa)- $500
3. #14 (Kaitlynn)- $250,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
4. #8 (Willie)- BUCK
THIRD OFFER: $33,500- NO DEAL
1. #16 (John)- $5,000
2. #19 (Manny)- $5
FOURTH OFFER: $47,000- NO DEAL
1. #4 (Camille)- $500,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #20 (Jared)- $100,000 (STRIKE TWO)
FIFTH OFFER: $12,500- NO DEAL
19th PICK: #21 (Michelle)- $75,000 (THREE STRIKES IN A ROW- OUCH)
Things were going so well up until the fifth round, and then it falls apart. But she does leave with $10,000 and a date with Greg! On her 20th pick, she eliminated the penny at #9 (Danille). Misty had $25,000 in #15.
Also, through the end of next week, you people at home have a chance to enter and win a trip to the Super Bowl! Each day for the next two weeks, type in how much each day's contestant won on the syndicated series' website and you'll be entered into the sweepstakes.
Bingo America: Annie & Scott are here to help us kick off another Raisin Bran Crunch Week. Board after five questions in Game 1:
6 (WILD)- What large U.S. Air Force bombers share their name with the band who sang "Love Shack"?
SCOTT: B-52s- YOU BET (BING-; $737)
7 (G50)- What spider with an hourglass marking will devour her partner after mating (and is also WWE Diva Victoria's favorite animal)?
STUMPER: Black Widow
8 (O63)- Mia Hamm and Hope Solo both get a "kick" out of playing what sport?
ANNIE: Soccer- CORRECT (-I--O; $800)
9 (B15)- Mountain man Kitt Carson helped guide U.S. forces in the conquest of what golden state?
SCOTT: California- CORRECT ($815)
10 (O66)- From the French for "morning", what word refers to a daytime movie?
SCOTT: Matinee- WIN ($881)
After nine questions in Game 2, here's what we've got:
10 (N45)- What singer went from "Jenny From the Block" to the richest Hispanic in Hollywood?
SCOTT: Jennifer Lopez- WINNER ($1,222)
Bingo Bonus Round:
B: #10- $500
I: #26- $1,500 ($2,000)
N: #32- LOSS
He should've listened to the audience in cashing out after his second pick.
WOF: For the second time this season, we have two male players competing in one game. The first Toss-Up's in the category of Place:
_ _ M B _ O
G _ O V _
Mike solves BAMBOO GROVE for $1,000. Let's meet tonight's panel:
Mike Belaselda (Wailuku, HI)- College junior and service technician for a propane company
Nathan Whitfield (Kailua Kona, HI)- Big tennis fan (espescially of Venus Williams)
Loni Mercado (Kau, HI)- Claims associate
For the $2,000 Toss-Up, the category is Living Things:
W _ A L E
S _ A R _ S
Nathan solves WHALE SHARKS for $2,000.
Round 1 category is Fun & Games and out on the wheel now is a $7,100 trip to Las Vegas featuring tickets to the play "Jersey Boys". After Loni calls the L, we have...
_ _ _ _ L _ N _/_ N/O _ T R _ _ _ _ R/
_ _ N O _
...she buys the E's, calls an $800 P, buys the I's, then calls the G's for another $10,000 and solves PADDLING AN OUTRIGGER CANOE for $10,650.
DUDS: S (while Nathan was on Wild Card)
Swanson Broth Jackpot Round category is Same Name. Early on, Loni calls four S's for $1,200 and the Free Spin, but has to use it immediately after hitting Lose a Turn; she then calls a dud in T to leave the Wild Card unclaimed. Late in the round, after all the vowels are gone, we have...
_ E _ _/&/SUSPENSION/
...but he calls a dud in C. Loni calls a $900 J but then makes the audience moan as she calls a dud in K. That allows Mike to claim the Million Dollar Wedge by calling the F's and solving JEFF & SUSPENSION BRIDGES to double up to $2,000!
DUDS: A, C, K, L (while Nathan was on the Vegas trip), M, T
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Mike)
IHOP Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Event. Early on, Nathan calls two T's for $7,000. A little later, he calls a G for another $1,000 while on the Mystery Wedge and with $7,950 in his bank at that point, he doesn't want to take the risk (but that had the $10,000 behind it, though).
Later on, Mike calls a pair of R's for a $1,000 Beachstore.com gift tag and we have...
_ L _ _ N G/_ _ E R/THE/
E _ _ _ T _ R
...but he calls a dud in P while on $3,500. Nathan then buys the I and solves FLYING OVER THE EQUATOR for another $8,700 and a trip to Fiji, for a new total of $19,650 in cash and trip.
DUDS: C, P
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: KR0011140
$3,000 Toss-Up category is Occupation:
N _ _ W O _ K
T _ C _ N _ C _ _ N
Nathan solves NETWORK TECHNICIAN to go to $22,650 as we head into the Speed-Up Round. Category is In the Kitchen and Mike will love this news-$6,000 for each consonant! After Loni calls the V...
V _ _ _ T _ B L _
S T _ _ M _ R
...she solves VEGETABLE STEAMER for $24,000 and the championship with $34,650! Mike's Million Dollar Wedge is now null and void, so he leaves with $2,000 while Nathan leaves with $22,650 in cash and trip.
DUDS: C, D, N, P
Big Money Round: The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited's still available Monday and Tuesday. Loni spins the apostophe and the category is Thing. Starting with:
_/_ _ _ _/L _ _ _ _
She calls C, M, G and A and gets...
A/G _ _ _/L A _ G _
...she'll be getting A GOOD LAUGH over winning...
...A NEW JEEP- WE HAVE OUR FIRST CAR WINNER OF THE SEASON!! She's won a 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4X4 worth $33,505, making her grand total $68,155 in cash and car!
WINNING ID FOR JEEP: SH2632921
Video Bonus: Entire episode for those of you who missed it
Jeopardy!: It's Teen Tournament time once again! Here are the first three teen contestants:
Christopher Weis (Pittsburgh)- Sophomore
Anurag Kashyap (Poway, CA)- Senior and former 2005 National Spelling Bee champion
Katie Houghton (Ewing, NJ)- Senior
WHO WROTE IT?
I'LL GIVE YOU MY IMPRESSIONS
YOU'RE SUCH AN ANIMAL!
After the host does a bad Mickey Mouse impression, we hit the first break with Houghton leading with $3,200, but Kashyap's just $200 behind her. Weis has $600 to start. Shortly thereafter, Kashyap takes over the lead and then finds the Daily Double under the $800 You're Such An Animal clue with $3,800. His wager is his current $1,200 lead.
In Europe the moose goes by this three-letter name.
"What is elk?"...of course that's right to hit five grand! At the end of the round, he's at $6,600 while Weis is now in second with $3,200 and Houghton has $2,800.
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $3,200
ASK ALEX #1: How does Alex feel about Will Ferrell's impersonation of him on "Saturday Night Live"? He loves them, but he's disappointed Will's left the show a while ago and they're not doing "Jeopardy!" sketches anymore.
THE ROLES OF A LIFETIME (the actor must be IDed in each correct response)
AMERICA IN THE 1800s
"OO" 7-LETTER WORDS
On the second clue of the round, Houghton finds the first Daily Double under the $800 Museums clue. With $3,200, meaning she's tied for second right now, she wagers two grand on this:
This museum at the Smithsonian originated with a group of kites obtained from the Chinese Imperial Commission in 1876.
"What is the Air & Space Museum?"...she's right to go to $5,200! Late in the round, though, Kashyap's closing in on a lock game heading into the other Daily Double under the $1,200 Bestsellers: 2006 clue with $15,800, compared to Houghton's $7,600 and Weis' $7,200. His wager is $1,200.
This national newspaper based in McLean, VA led all others in daily circulation with almost 2.3 million.
"What is US Today?"...oops, he left out the A of USA Today; he's down to $14,600 and is now out of lock game territory at this point.
DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,600
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: 19th Century Inventions.
When this was explained to Chief Sho-Kup, he gave it a Shoshone name that means "wire rope express".
We start with Weis, who wrote down "What is barbed wire?"...I don't think so, and he falls to a buck. Houghton tried "What is Morse" but ran out of time before completing Morse Code; it's wrong anyway. She risked $7,500, so she finishes with $6,100. Kashyap said "What is the telephone?"...NO. He was close- it was the telegraph. His wager was...
...just $3,400, so he's a semi-finalist! Katie Houghton has a respectable shot at a wild card berth.
(Note: During this tournament, the "Rock & Roll Jeopardy!" FJ! think music is played.)