TPIR: We began with Jody, Latanya, Nicholas and Stephen. First IUFB was an off-road motorcycle (Amber).
Latanya Williams from Riverside, CA played Any Number for either a wine cabinet (Phire) or a Dodge Avenger (Gabrielle). First number in the car price was 2, and Drew decided to spoil what the upcoming game was by asking us what was the very first Pricing Game introduced in 1972 before the prizes were introduced.
1. 1- CAR ($ 2 _ , 1 _ _)
2. 3- CAR ($ 2 _ , 1 3 _)
3. 2- CAR ($ 2 2 , 1 3 _)
4. 0- EXACTA!!!!! ($22,130)
I believe that's the first Any Number EXACTA since November 19, 1998 (nearly a decade ago)! How ironic when Drew decided to talk about the game's history today that a little bit of history was made here today!
(Well, upon further review, the last perfect win here was actually on October 9, 2000 according to a Golden-Road.net member.)
Video Bonus: Any Number EXACTA
Debra then plugged in Lantanya's spot and the second IUFB was hockey equipment (Phire).
Stephen Hargrove, who just graduated from California State University-East Bay as a Mass Communications major, tried to decide correctly whether he was Coming or Going to Mexico City (Amber & Gabrielle). Coming leads to a guess of $4,092 while Going makes the guess $2,904. I went with $2,904 and he and the audience disagreed with me...$4,092 was a winner for him!
Eunice came on down sixth and the third IUFB was a sofa (Gabrielle).
All were over.
Nicholas Newohner, whose wife Jamie's expecting a new child on the day when Barrack Obama is inaugurated as the next U.S. President (January 20th), tried to win some All-American Cash in Grand Game. Target this time was $6.50 and the products were Blue Star Ointment, Bruce's Yams, Carrot Body Wash (ick), dog food, nail kit and Axe body spray. It didn't look like Fingers wanted the $10,000 won today.
1. Yams- $1.79 ($10)
2. Nail kit (I groaned)- $5.99 ($100)
3. Body wash (I groaned again)- $7.99
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Nicholas ($1,199): 20 + 50 = $.70
Stephen ($5,508): Nickel + 20 = Quarter
Latanya ($24,314): $.80
Just like in Any Number, Latanya quickly won here!
Anthony Flores next entered Contestant's Row and the fourth IUFB was a microwave (Gabrielle & Phire).
Anthony: $200 (STUPID BID)
Eunice: $150 (STUPID BID)
Debra: $350 (STAGE GARF)
Almost by default, Jody Beach from South Jersey played Line Em' Up for a blender (Gabrielle), a router, a BBQ (Phire) and something that she could drive to her nearby beach in- a Chevrolet HHR (Amber). Board:
?- $748, Blender
?- $49, Wireless router
?- $462, BBQ
Her first guess was $18,464...just one of the middle three were right. Her other guess was $18,924...WINNER! We go from two shows in a row with both car games lost to a car game sweep today!
Joyce Forrest came on down next and the next IUFB was a golf bracelet being worn by Amber.
Eunice Hong played One Wrong Price for an espresso maker marked at $1,500 (Gabrielle), a grandfather clock marked at $3,938 (Phire) and a home theatre system marked at $3,190 (Amber). The prize she thought was wrong was the espresso machine...$1,030!
Albert Ruiz was the last name Rich had to call today and the final IUFB was an area rug (Phire).
Debra Beeler from Columbus, OH played Double Prices for a 63" inch plasma HDTV (Amber & Gabrielle). Choices were $4,990 and $5,999. She chose to have $4,990 be given the "Alkazam!" treatment...well, Drew instead thought $5,999 was chosen instead, and that was the right price. Upon further review, the result was declared a TECHNICAL WIN. Another reason why Drew has NO CHANCE IN HELL of winning the Outstanding Game Show Host Daytime Emmy in 2009 (an instant replay of this mistake was shown at the bottom of the screen just before the second Showcase Showdown got underway).
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Debra ($8,049): $.75
Eunice ($10,410): 45 + 15 = $.60
Jody ($20,732): 45 + 95 = OVER
Debra, involved in today's screwed up Double Prices, took over the Runner Up Showcase spot.
(Note: The beeping in today's Showcase Showdowns were out of sync.)
TODAY'S WIN AT HOME PRIZE: Oneida flatware (Gabrielle)
The first Showcase was the popular Every Room in the House Showcase. Today, it contained an Aico dinette, a large steel range, a retro Coca-Cola machine and a guitar (Amber & Phire).
LATANYA PASSES; DEBRA BIDS $13,300 ON EVERYROOM SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF
MY BID FOR EVERYROOM SHOWCASE: $22,500
For Latanya, we start with Phire working out on a new home gym. Second, Amber decides to prepare herself for a part in some construction work with some new power tools. Finally, Gabrielle decides that wearing a bikini is only appropriate when showing off a 2009 West White Potter sailboat.
LATANYA BIDS $26,000 ON SAILBOAT SHOWCASE- STAGE WILLY
MY BID FOR SAILBOAT SHOWCASE: $20,500
OVER- DEBRA WINS
Just before the final reveals, Latanya told Kyle that they wanted to re-marry, and it appears they're going to do that! But it's Debra who won today and $33,591 in loot (her Showcase podium reflected her legitimate winnings of $27,592, if you take away the TV she was given due to the big error).
WOF: Best Friends Week from Hawaii is now! First Toss-Up Puzzle category is Song Title:
T H _ N _/Y _ _/F _ R/_ E I _ G/A/
F _ I E _ D
De Lara & Brad solve THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND for $1,000. Tonight's teams:
De Lara Julien and Brad Yohoto (Honolulu)- De Lara is an independent grant buyer while Brad is a retired software engineer
Melissa Ropoza and Serina Rivera (Hilo, HI)- Serina is an administrative assistant
Christina Rasmussen and Nick Airhorne (Hilo, HI)- Christina is an orchid tree house manager while Nick is a pizza dough master
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Place:
_ L _ _ K/_ _ _ D/_ E A C H
Melissa and Serina ring in with BLACK SAND BEACH...which is right for $2,000.
After a pair of RazorGator.com gift certifcates worth $6,000 go on the wheel, the Round 1 category is Event. Melissa & Serina start by calling two R's for $600 and the Free Spin; they then call three S's for the Wild Card. A little later, they call three N's for a $1,000 gift tag from Roy's. After they buy the I's, we have...
S _ N S E _
_ I N N E R
_ R _ I S E
...they solve SUNSET DINNER CRUISE for the gift tag and $1,000 cash (augumented from $100), doubling their total to $4,000.
NOTHING BAD HAPPENED THIS ROUND
Swanson Broth Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Food & Drink. After De Lara & Brad buy the E, we have...
T R _ _ _ _ _ _
_ R _ _ T
_ _ _ _ T _ _ E
...I know it already. After a $300 S and an $800 L, they solve TROPICAL FRUIT SMOOTHIE for another $3,000 and a pair of trips to Costa Rica, for a new leading total of 15 grand in cash and trips.
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: AT4596519
IHOP Mystery Round category is Same Name. De Lara and Brad hit Bankrupt on their second spin of the round after they start with a pair of N's for $900. Melissa & Serina then hit Bankrupt as well to lose their Wild Card, and they then use their Free Spin. Later, after they buy the E's, we have...
_ _ _ E R/&/H E _ _ _ N _/
H _ N D
...but they hit Lose a Turn. Christina & Nick call a $900 G but then call a dud in M. De Lara & Brad then call a $400 L, the P's for another $1,800 and solve POKER & HELPING HAND for another $2,200 and $17,200 total.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (De Lara & Brad, Melisssa & Serina)
$3,000 Toss-Up category is Person:
_ A _ T E R
_ _ G I C I A N
Melissa & Serina blank out on their guess; that allows Christina & Nick to get on the board with $3,000 on MASTER MAGICIAN! Next category is Around the House. After De Lara & Brad call the L's, we have...
N E E _ L E _ _ _ N _
_ _ L L _ _ S
...they call the P's for $1,400 and solve NEEDLEPOINT PILLOWS for another $2,750 and $19,950 total.
DUDS: G (while Christina & Nick were on $5,000)
Speed-Up Round category is Proper Name and consonants are worth $6,000 each! After Christina & Nick call the P's, we have...
T H _/P _ _ _ _/_ _ R P S
...they can't solve for $12,000. De Lara & Brad can though, for another $24,000, after they call the C's and solve THE PEACE CORPS! That gives them a season-high maingame total of $43,950! Melissa & Serina get $4,000 in cash and prizes and Christina & Nick leave with $3,000.
Big Money Round: De Lara & Brad spin the second A of AMERICA'S and the category is Phrase. Starting with:
_ R _ N _
_ _ _
I have a guess of BRING JOY. They call D, K, C and I...but they get shut out; their bad choices literally took them the WRONG WAY, so they don't win another $30,000. They needed the W's there. But they still leave with $43,950 in cash and trips.
Video Bonus: Footage of tonight's episode
Jeopardy!: Tonight's teens:
Karan Takhar (North Appleboro, MA)- Senior and former National Geography Bee runner-up
Drew Scheeler (Sandusky, OH)- Senior
Audrey Hosford (Annapolis, MD)- Junior
"The World Almanac and Book of Facts"
WHO DID THAT TUNE?
GIRL SCOUT BADGES
WHEN YOU GO TO COLLEGE
CROSSWORD CLUES "P"
Takhar finds the Daily Double under the $600 World Almanac clue with $800, leading the other two players by half that amount. He makes it a True Daily Double and here's the clue:
It's the only country listed that starts with a Q.
"What is Qatar?"...is right to double to $1,600. At the first break, he's starting to run away with it at $6,200, as he leads Hosford by five large ($1,200) while Scheeler has $1,000. After the round, the scores now look like this:
Drew: $1,600 (after one of his correct response rulings was reversed)
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $1,400
"A" IN GEOGRAPHY
SECRETARIES OF STATE
I'M SO HOT
SHIFT INTO... (each correct response is a thing that a car can shift into)
Scheeler discovers the opening Daily Double under the $1,600 I'm So Hot clue with $6,800. Takhar's still way ahead with $15,600 and Hosford's at $5,200. His wager is five grand. To definitely stay in the thick of it:
Though it bears the name of a state in Mexico, this pepper sauce was invented in Louisiana.
"What is cayenne?"...oops. It was Tabasco as I thought, so he's down to $1,800. He then misses the $2,000 clue in the same category and is now $200 in the hole. Meanwhile, Hosford finds the other Daily Double under the $800 Literary Hodgepodge clue. With $5,600 and a $10,000 deficit standing in her face, she decides to risk $2,000 on this:
Flappers loved F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Flappers and Philosophers", published in this decade.
"What is the '20s?"...right to go to $7,600!
DJ! LACH TRASH: $3,600
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Drew: WIPES OUT AT -$200
FJ! CATEGORY: Word Origins.
The name of this branch of mathematics comes from the Arabic for "reuniting".
We start with the girl's response of "What is addition"...
"What is addition"
...sorry. She risked...$5,000, so she's still alive on the Wild Card Leaderboard for now with $8,200. Takhar's response was "What is algebra?"...RIGHT to seal the deal with another $5,601! Here's the current Wild Card Leaderboard:
WILD CARD LEADERBOARD:
1. Brandon Saunders- $20,000
2. Audrey Hosford- $8,200
3. Katie Houghton- $6,100
4. Casey Clough- $1,600
DOND: Today's contestant is #21 Michelle Egan from Montreal (who has a family that just loves hockey). She wants to win a lot of moolah so that she can replace her current car that has over 269,000 miles recorded on it.
1. #3 (Radek)- $100,000
2. #15 (Misty)- $5,000
3. #11 (Terry)- BUCK
4. #12 (Danny)- $25
5. #19 (Manny)- PENNY
FIRST OFFER REJECTED: $15,000
1. #13 (Ryan)- $10,000
2. #10 (Cyndi)- $50
3. #17 (Mike)- $5
4. #8 (Willie)- $250,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
5. #5 (Jeanette)- $7,500
SECOND OFFER TURNED DOWN: $12,000
1. #16 (John)- $400
2. #1 (Lynette)- $200
3. #2 (Shalimar)- $75,000 (STRIKE ONE)
4. #22 (Michael)- $2,500
THIRD OFFER: $20,000- NO DEAL
1. #4 (Camille)- $500
2. #18 (Dawn)- $1,000
FOURTH OFFER: $38,000- DEAL
Is she the fourth member of the "I just passed up the $500,000" Club?...
...no, she had $300. Here was the rest of the playout had she gone on:
1. #14 (Kaitlynn)- $100
2. #20 (Jared)- $50,000 (STRIKE TWO)
FIFTH OFFER: $98,000
19th PICK: #6 (Eric)- $500,000 (STRIKEOUT)
#7 (Lisa)- $10
#9 (Danille)- $25,000