TPIR: Before we get to the military special later tonight, let's see what happens on Episode 4515K. The opening players are Kimberly, Scott, Jamie and Charles, and the first IUFB is a computer system (Amber & Phire).
Kimberly, a PhD student from UCLA and is originally from San Diego, will play It's In the Bag; this is the first time ever this game's been played first! Gabrielle and Phire are the game's models today. The products are razor kit, Multi-Grain Cheerios, mixed nuts, Ester-C, snoring aid and Skittles. Here are her guesses:
$13.49: Ester-C (the audience and I are worried about this one)
$6.49: Razor kit
She's right about the Skittles for $1,000. She goes on with the Ester-C and I have a bad feeling the $13.49 item is actually the sleeping aid...but it's the Ester-C for $2,000! But she goes on with the razor kit and loses. Correct items for the last three stops:
$4.99: Sleeping aid
Leaving the audience fifth is Shon and the second IUFB is a bubble chair (Gabrielle & Phire).
Shon Miller, who's studying Physical Therapy at school, plays Most Expensive for a secretary desk (Gabrielle), golf equipment (Phire) and a refrigerator (Amber). He thinks the most expensive out of the three is the refrigerator. The desk is $2,500, the golf stuff is $1,240...and the refrigerator is just $1,399.
Coming down now is Linda and the third IUFB is garden equipment (Phire).
Linda Zorn, not related to current Washington Redskins coach Jim, is from Laguna Beach, CA; she now plays One Away for a Honda Element (Std., AT, Security)(Amber & Gabrielle). Board:
$ 3 1 , 7 4 5
Her first guess:
$ 2 2 , 8 5 4
She has...four right. She changes the second 2 and loses. ARP: $22,654.
TODAY'S WIN AT HOME PRIZE: Broyhill game table
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Linda ($869): 55 + 90 = DOH
Kimberly ($2,608): $.90
Shon ($3,350): 45 + 65 = OVER
Kimberly goes to the Showcase.
Coming on down next is Cheryl Landers and the fourth IUFB is a pair of electric guitars (Amber).
Cheryl: $3,800 (STAGE WILLY)
As I figured, all have overbid.
All are over again.
ALL ARE OVER FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW!! Nothing seems to be going right in this episode!
Video Bonus: Triple All-Overbids
Charles finally gets us out of that IUFB nightmare and plays Balance Game for an Aico bed (Phire). Gabrielle has the scale today. Last three numbers in the bed are 8, 3 and 8.
DOLLAR VALUES AVAILABLE: $2,000, $4,000 & $5,000
He places $2,000 and $4,000 on the scale, thus agreeing with me that the bed is $6,838...we're on the board!
Jerell Cantrell comes on down next and the next IUFB is a sapphire/diamond bracelet brought to us by Gabrielle.
Scott now escapes and this UC-Riverside student now plays Lucky $even for a Honda Accord Coupe (Std., AT, Cover, Sensors, Net)(Phire). His second number guess is 7...
$ 2 4 , _ _ _
...that's a $3 WILLY right there. Third number guess is 6...
$ 2 4 , 1 _ _
...he's broke already. ARP: $24,128. This was the first really hard Lucky $even playing of the season; why the heck he really overpriced the Honda as if it was a Mustang is beyond me.
The last player is Amanda Fink and the final IUFB is an eliptical trainer (Phire).
TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Jamie
Amanda from NY plays Side By Side for an off-road vehicle (Amber). Board:
I say $7,999 and she agrees...she wins!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Scott ($1,700): 50 + 55 = OOPS
Charles ($7,458): 60 + 60 = DOH
Amanda ($8,998): WINS BY DEFAULT AT $.90!
First Showcase has an Ashley living room (Gabrielle), a $1,000 Buy.com gift certificate and a baby grand piano (Phire).
AMANDA PASSES TO KIMBERLY; KIMBERLY BIDS $16,000 ON FURNITURE SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR FURNITURE SHOWCASE: $17,500
For Amanda, we start her Showcase with sportswear (Gabrielle). After Gabrielle gets pied in the face by Phire, Amber shows off a trip to Vegas. Then SHE gets pied in the face, and Phire then is cleaned up by the time she shows off a new Fleetwood Backpack trailer! And Rich gets pied in the face at the end as well!
AMANDA BIDS $30,000 ON TRIP/TRAILER SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIP/TRAILER SHOWCASE: $25,000
Kimberly wins her Showcase and $21,957 in prizes. And she and Drew both get pied as well!
DOND (Syn.)- We wrap up the week with #6 Eric Katz from Chicago (who is a mortgage person for the state of Arizona and is a big Cubs fan). Despite the fact that the $500,000's been in his #6 twice before earlier this week, he's keeping his case.
1. #12 (Danny)- $5
2. #4 (Camille)- $100
3. #16 (John)- $250,000
4. #11 (Terry)- $300
5. #9 (Danille)- $25,000
FIRST OFFER: $14,000- NO DEAL
1. #1 (Lynette)- $75,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #13 (Sid)- $50
3. #17 (Mike)- $500
4. #15 (Misty)- $7,500
5. #14 (Kaitlynn)- PENNY
SECOND OFFER: $17,500- NO DEAL
1. #7 (Lisa)- $400
2. #19 (Manny)- $10
3. #18 (Dawn)- $5,000
4. #10 (Cyndi)- $1
THIRD OFFER: $32,000- NO DEAL
1. #20 (Jared)- $200
2. #21 (Ben)- $500,000 (BIG STRIKE ONE)
FOURTH OFFER: $8,500- NO DEAL
1. #22 (Michael)- $10,000
2. #3 (Radek)- $100,000 (STRIKE TWO)
FIFTH OFFER: $6,500- NO DEAL
19th PICK: #8 (Willie)- $2,500
SIXTH OFFER: $10,000- DEAL
His case had...just $25, so he made a good deal. And he would've knocked out $50,000 with Shalimar's #2.
WOF: The first Toss-Up category is Event:
_ W O - _ O R - _ _ E
_ _ _ _
Weylin & James don't remember the category, as they're incorrect with TWO-FOR-THE SHOW. Kaniala & Noi give another phrase with TWO-FOR-THE ROAD, also incorrect. Shelley & Kay later solve TWO-FOR-ONE SALE for $1,000. Tonight's players:
Shelley Johnson and Kay Rhine- Shelley's a labor/delivery nurse while Kay's a self-employed travel agent; they've been best friends for 18 years
Kaniala and Noi Strollan- Kaniala's a psychologist for a private university while Noi's a school teacher
Weylin Hobatan and James Von Warr- Weylin's a resident manager for a condemendium company
For the $2,000 Toss-Up, the category is On the Map:
A U _ _ _ N
T E _ _ _
Shelley & Kay add another $2,000 with AUSTIN TEXAS.
Round 1 category is Song Lyrics and out on the wheel now are a pair of trips to Laguna Beach, CA worth $14,300. After Shelley & Kay call the B's, we have...
T I N _/B _ B B _ E S/IN/THE/
_ I N E
...they call a $500 L and solve TINY BUBBLES IN THE WINE for another $6,600 and $9,600 total.
Swanson Broth Jackpot Round category is Same Name. At the start, Kaniala & Noi call an S for a $1,000 Roy's gift certificate but they lose it right back to a Bankrupt. A little later, Shelley & Kay call four L's for the trips. After they clean out the vowels, we have...
S A L L _/&/L A _ A
...they solve SALLY & LAVA FIELD for another $650 and the trips, for a new total already of $24,550 in cash and trips!
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Kaniala & Noi)
IHOP Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Thing. Weylin & James spin Bankrupt immediately. A little later, Shelley & Kay hit the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar Wedge and call an L. They flip...Bankrupt. After Kaniala & Noi buy the E's, we have...
T _ R _ _ _ _ S E/_ L _ _/
W _ T E R
...they call a $450 Q and solve TURQUOISE BLUE WATER for $800 and a pair of trips to Aruba, a total of $13,300 in cash and trips.
DUDS: H (while Kaniala & Noi were on $3,500) N, P
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Weylin & James, Shelley & Kay)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: RH08620
$3,000 Toss-Up subject is Occupation:
T _ A _ _
C _ N _ U C T _ R
Shelley & Kay solve TRAIN CONDUCTOR to go to $27,550. Next category is Rhyme Time. After Weylin & James buy the E's, we have...
_ E T E R/_ E T E R/_ _ _ _ _ _ N/
E _ T E R
...after calling a $900 M, we go to Speed-Up Mode with the remaining consonants being worth $1,450 apiece. They then dud out with L. Shelley & Kay then call the P's and solve PETER PETER PUMPKIN EATER for another $7,000 worth of icing on their cake, for a winning total of $34,550! Kaniala & Noi leave with $13,300 in cash and trips and the male team will split the base $2,000.
DUDS: H, L, S
Big Money Round: Can the all-women team continue to dominate here? Let's find out. They spin the M in GAME and the category is Thing. Starting with:
_ _ L _
_ _ _
They call C, M, P and A and get...
M _ L _
_ _ _
...they go with my guess of MILK JUG...YES INDEED! And on my brother's birthday, they have won...
...a pair of the all-new 2009 Ford Flexes worth $72,790!! That gives them a grand total of $107,340 in cash and prizes; great job, ladies, in ending this week on a fantastic note!
WINNING ID FOR CAR: IK1518791
Jeopardy!: The season's last three teens are all seniors. They are:
Shelby Malone (Grayson, KY)
Ben Chuchla (Calabasas, CA)
Charlie Carbery (Oak Park, IL)
IT'S LIKE SHAKESPEARE, YOU KNOW?
TV OR NOT TV
ANAGRAMMED PRESIDENTIAL LAST NAMES
THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF THE KITCHEN
URBAN DICTIONARY.COM LINGO
Carbery's going for an instant sweep of the Presidential Anagrams with the $1,000 clue also being a Daily Double. He wagers face value ($1,000) on this:
He can't get Eisenhower, so no sweep there and his $2,000 gets cut in half. At the first break, he has $2,400; Chuchla has $1,800 and Malone has $1,600. After the round...
...Carbery's slipped to last place while Chuchla's now in the lead.
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $4,000
A VOYAGE THROUGH EUROPE
TEENS IN HISTORY
LIKE HANNAH (each correct response will be a palindromic word)
About midway in the round, Malone finds the first Daily Double under the $800 Montana clue with $5,800; she leads Chuchla by $600 and Carbery by $2,000. Her wager is $1,500. To stay in front:
One of the three Canadian provinces that border Montana.
"What is Alberta?"...the right three are British Columbia, Saskatchewan...and Alberta, meaning she's still the leader with $7,300! Later, she wraps up Aquatic Mammals with the other Daily Double. Now with $11,300, she wagers $3,000 this time.
Its population has grown the past few years, but this state marine mammal of Florida is still endangered.
"What is the manatee?"...one's being made fun of on "Late Night With Conan O' Brien"- that's right to go to $14,300!
DJ! LACH TRASH: $10,000
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
It's possible all three could be in next week's semi-finals.
FJ! CATEGORY: Higher Education.
The first public one of these schools began in Illinois in 1901 for students who wanted to pursue higher education in their home area.
The scores to beat for the ones who lose tonight are Audrey Hosford's $8,200 and Haley Batz's $6,800.
We start with Carbery, who wrote down "What is a state school?"...HE LOSES EVERYTHING WITH THAT. He leaves with $5,000. Chuchla wrote "What is an agricultural college?"...no, but it only costs him $4,500, so he's at $9,100 and assured at least of a Wild Card berth. Malone's response was "What is a community college?"...ACCEPTABLE FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE, SHE WINS! She and Chuchla will join the other seven teen semi-finalists next week.
Don't Forget the Lyrics!: Tonight's contestant is Marcus Johnson from Katy, TX (who is a music teacher). Waiting in the wings to possibly help him out are his wife Michelle and Craig (a friend of his). Categories:
THE "EYES" HAVE IT
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
R & B
The first topic he tackles is Rock and the choices are "Good Lovin'" by the Young Rascals and "Cheap Sunglasses" by ZZ Top. He picks "Good Lovin'" and needs to fill in three words to the following:
"Yeah and you __ __ ___"
He's right with "...got the cure". His second category is Classic Rock, and this time the choices are "The Joker" by Steve Miller Band and "Wheel in the Sky" by Journey. He tries "The Joker" and he's got another three word target:
"I play my music __ ___ ___"
He's unsure with "...all night long", so he uses his two words backup. He chooses the second and third blanks and gets the following:
"I play my music ____ the sun"
Good thing he used a backup there. After changing his guess to "...under the sun", he uses another backup and calls on Craig. It's changed again to "...in the sun" and that's finally locked in...right.
His third category is R & B. On the board this time are "Just My Imagination" by the Temptations and "Tell Me Something Good" by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan. He attempts "Tell Me Something Good" and hopefully he won't have as much trouble filling in the three missing words to this:
"Tell me that __ ___ __"
He's confident with "...you like it"...one away from the safe haven. Before he tries to get there, Mark Cuban makes a special appearance! He gives the contestant a basketball signed by the Dallas Mavericks, tickets for his music class to a Dallas Mavericks game and the right to let Marcus sing the National Anthem at a Mavericks game!
Back to the game, he's trying Love Songs fourth. The two in play tonight are "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green and "Sara Smile" by Hall & Oates. His pick is "Let's Stay Together" and he needs to fill in six this time:
"Times are ___ __ __ ___ __ __"
At this point, Mark stays on the set for the rest of the game. Marcus locks in "...good or bad, happy or sad"...and he has $25,000!
His $50,000 topic is TV Themes. He can choose the theme from "The Brady Bunch" or "Making Our Dreams Come True" from "Laverne & Shirley" fame. He tries "The Brady Bunch" and again must fill in six blanks:
"That's the way __ _____ __ ____ ____"
He goes with "...they became The Brady Bunch"...incorrect. It was "...we became The Brady Bunch"...HOWEVER, after this game ended, the backstage researchers found out that during the first season of "The Brady Bunch", the ending of the theme was actually Marcus' final guess of "...they became The Brady Bunch". Therefore, his guess is acceptable for $50,000!
(Note: This mishap was not included in tonight's broadcast.)
His next category selection is the 1980s. The song choices this time are "Let's Dance" by David Bowie and "Hold Me Now" by the Thompson Twins. He wants "Hole Me Now" and now has his hardest task tonight- filling in nine words. They follow "Whoa" during the chorus part. His chorus remainder guess is "...warm my heart, stay with me, let lovin' start" and he decides to lock that in...correct for $100,000!
After performing his own personal rap about this show, his $200,000 category is Pop. The next pair of songs that pop up on the screen are "Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing" by Michael Jackson. He chooses the Michael Jackson song and again must fill in nine. He needs to come up with the words that follow "Won't you come, it's emergency". His guess is "...cool my fire yearnin' honey, come set me free". That doesn't sound right to me, but he locks it in anyway...
"...cool my fire yearnin' honey, come set me free"
...RIGHT for $200,000!
Going for $350,000, his next category is The "Eyes" Have It. Both of these songs have "Eyes" in their title- "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" by Crystal Gayle and "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel. His choice is "In Your Eyes" and this time must fill in ten blanks. They come after "(In your eyes) of all the". He only comes up with "...fruitless urges", so it's time for the multiple choice:
A: "...fruitless searches I can feel the light and the heat"
B: "...fruitless searches now I feel the light and the heat"
C: "...fruitless searches oh I see the light and the heat"
He goes for it with B...NO. It was C, marking the first time somebody has lost on the $350,000 level and the first time that somebody has lost despite using their multiple choice backup on any song. He leaves with $25,000 and the other prizes...for good.
TPIR Salute to the Troops: This is Episode 4512K, so this is, I repeat, NOT a Million Dollar Spectacular or an official primetime special. The opening theme on this episode is "Stars and Stripes Forever", being played live in the studio by the Marine Corps Band!
All of the contestants who play a Pricing Game tonight will automatically win a 1,000 minute calling card and a $1,000 shopping spree from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Brandi & Lanisha). This prize package is worth $1,190.
We begin with Army 1st Class Sgt. Deborah Randall, Navy Seaman Jacob Gill, Air Force Master Sgt. Robin Brooks and Marine Corps Sgt. Samuel Cruz. The first IUFB is a portable hot tub (Rachael).
Jacob from Bowling Green plays Switch? for a flat panel HDTV (Brandi) marked at $4,368 and a pair of off-road motorbikes marked at $2,999 (Lanisha). He switches and wins!
("Anchors Aweigh" is played during the first commercial break! Military music will be played by the band at each commercial break. During the show, we also hear taped messages from other people that are serving the country.)
Replacing Jacob in the blue Navy spot is Chief James Ruez and the second IUFB is a laptop with webcam (Lanisha & Rachael).
Deborah plays Let Em' Roll for a Mini Cooper Convertible (Lanisha & Rachael) worth $22,600! The products modeled by Brandi are Gold Bond Lotion, cat litter and Ester-C. The lotion is $9.12. She's right about the cat litter being lower than that, because it's $6.74. She then is right about the supplement being higher, since it's $9.99.
1. 2 CARS + $2,000- CONTINUES
The second Army contestant is Specialst Juan Ivarra and the third IUFB is a game table (Brandi).
Juan: $400 (STAGE GARF)
Samuel: BUCK (DOH)
Robin plays Freeze Frame for a trip to Belgium (Lanisha & Rachael). The most logical price choices out of the many pairs of numbers are $6,213, $7,362 and $8,540. She freezes the board at neither one of those, $4,032. It was $7,362.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Robin ($1,790): 20 + 95 = OVER
Jacob ($9,456): WINS $1,000!
Deborah ($25,189): 45 + 45 = $.90
The last two Bonus Spins yielded the $25,000. As for tonight...nothing.
The second Air Force player is Senior Airman Chad Callahan and the fourth IUFB is a home gym (Lanisha).
Every branch has now been represented up on stage tonight, as Samuel plays Card Game for a Ford F-150 (Brandi & Rachael). Range is $2,000.
1. 9 OF CLUBS- $15,900
2. QUEEN OF SPADES- $16,900
3. JACK OF DIAMONDS- $17,900 AND QUITS
DIFFERENCE: $1,220- WINNER!
The second Marine Corps representative coming on down is Lance Corporal Ashley Hilton and next in this episode's IUFB brigade is a pair of watches.
Chad plays Race Game for a foozball game table (Brandi), a range (Lanisha), bowling equipment and a home theatre system (Rachael). Prices:
Game table: $899
Bowling equipment: $1,075
Home theatre system: $1,597
TEN SECOND EXACTA!
Coming out of the Air Force last is Senior Airman Morgan Terry and the final IUFB is a camcorder (Rachael).
Ashley plays Squeeze Play for a waverunner (Brandi & Lanisha). Board:
She has the 4 removed for a guess of $9,298...
$ 9 2 9 8
...this episode's a 5 out of 6er!
With tonight's IUFBs, we very well could've had as many as three Perfect Bids. Oh well.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Chad ($6,920): 30 + 60 = $.90
Ashley ($12,488): $.95
Samuel ($21,909): 85 + 60 = OVER
Ashley claims the Top Winner spot in the upcoming Showcase!
The first Showcase has a Broyhill dining room (Brandi), a 70" LCD rear-projection TV and a big video game package that includes a Playstation 3, an XBOX 360 and a Wii (Lanisha), and a 2009 Ford Fusion SE (Std., AT, Prot)(Rachael)!
ASHLEY BIDS $27,000 ON FURNITURE/CAR SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR FURNITURE/CAR SHOWCASE: $31,000
For Jacob, we have things that vibrate. They are a massage chair (Rachael), a Harley-Davidson motorcycle (Lanisha) and a Corvette (Std., AT, #3LT, Stereo/Nav., #Z51)(Brandi)!
JACOB BIDS $60,000 ON CORVETTE SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF (Covers just the Corvette and the chair)
MY BID FOR CORVETTE SHOWCASE: $66,666
DIFFERENCE: $9,244- WIN
Had Jacob won, he would've been the biggest winner of the season. Instead, Ashley wins the Showcase and $48,732 in prizes.
DOND (NBC): Returning to go for up to $500,000 is Tia Lampone.
1. #16- $300,000
2. #25- $200
3. #20- $5
FOURTH OFFER: $54,000- NO DEAL
1. #4- $500,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #1- $25
FIFTH OFFER: $36,000- NO DEAL
21st PICK: #10- $200,000 (STRIKE ONE)
SIXTH OFFER: $27,000- NO DEAL
22nd PICK: #24- $100,000 (STRIKE TWO)
SEVENTH OFFER: $11,000- NO DEAL
23rd PICK: #3- $50,000 (STRIKEOUT)
She leaves with $300, while her case had the penny. We came close to having our second penny winner in the U.S. #13 had $750 while #21 had $300.
Our other contestant tonight is Robert Arellano from Folsom, CA (who has been in a wheelchair ever since suffering polio as a child). He wants to win enough so that he can make his house handicappable. I made a mistake- as of right now, no additional grand prize cases will be added during the $2 Million games. Anyway, his case of destiny is #26.
1. #13- $75,000
2. #3- $25,000
3. #14- $200,000
4. #10- $300
5. #16- $75
6. #8- $300,000
FIRST OFFER: $102,000- NO DEAL
1. #4- $10
2. #12- $500,000
3. #9- TWO MILLION DOLLARS
4. #24- $100
5. #17- $25
SECOND OFFER: $36,000- NO DEAL
1. #2- PENNY
2. #22- $5,000
3. #11- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
4. #15- $5
THIRD OFFER: $89,000- NO DEAL
1. #5- $200
2. #18- ONE MILLION DOLLARS (STRIKE ONE)
3. #1- $500
FOURTH OFFER: $61,000- NO DEAL
1. #7- $100,000 (STRIKE TWO)
2. #6- $400,000 (STRIKEOUT)
He leaves with $3,000. His case just had a buck in it.
TONIGHT'S BEAT THE BANKER WINNING CASE: #2