TPIR: Episode 4521K begins with Jamie, Christopher, Sherley and Celeste. The first IUFB is a trip to the Grand Canyon (Amber).
I don't really like Sherley's chances of winning over $10,000 in cash and prizes playing 1/2 Off. BTW, she's a flight attendant from San Diego. The SPs today are modeled by Gabrielle & Phire.
Double burner: $41
Weather radio: $59
PICK: Double burner- $82 ($500)
MP3 holder: $15
Toiletry bag: $17
PICK: Toiletry bag- INCORRECT
TPIR Wii game: $20
Cutting board: $25
PICK: Video game- $40 ($1,000)
Left for the $10,000: #3, #6, #9 & #16. She tells Gabrielle to bring down #3...no big money there. It was in #9.
Colette comes down fifth and the second IUFB is a picnic table (Gabrielle).
Colette plays Squeeze Play for a catameran (Gabrielle & Phire). Board:
She has the second 4 removed like I would have, for a guess of $4,795...
$ 4 7 9 5
...but she should've removed the 9 instead, so we're both wrong.
Robert is next to enter the red spot of Contestant's Row and the third IUFB is a computer system (Phire).
Mama Mia- Celeste Ito, a San Pedro, CA native, is playing Hole in One or Two for a Ford Ranger (Std., AC)(Amber) worth $15,505. The groceries modeled by Gabrielle & Phire here today are Gold Bond Lotion, Ester-C, Clorox bleach, paper cups, a bag of cat food and creme pies. My lineup guess:
1. Creme pies
2. Paper cups
4. Cat food
Her lineup guess:
1. Creme pies
2. Paper cups
6. Cat food
1. Creme pies- $1.39
2. Paper cups- $3.59
3. Bleach- $2.19
Originally, she had the cups and pies switched around, but the audience made her change her mind in order to move her up to the second line. Believe it or not, Rich's doing the Inspiration Putt today!!! His putt...off to the right. As for Celeste...right on the money for the truck! She was lying when she said she wasn't good at golf!
Video Bonus: Hole in One playing
TODAY'S WIN AT HOME PRIZE: Danby electric wine cooler
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Colette ($999): $.85
Sherley ($3,879): 15 + 35 = $.50
Celeste ($18,143): 35 + 20 = $.55
Colette goes to the Showcase.
Coming on down next is George Stadler and the fourth IUFB is a pool/hockey/soccer game table (Amber & Gabrielle).
Robert Devore from 84, PA plays One Right Price for an executive desk (Phire) and an eliptical trainer (Amber). He tells Gabrielle to place the One Right Price of $1,599 on the trainer...right! The desk was $2,399.
Possibly helping out in continuing our winning streak next is Verna Wilbert and the fifth IUFB is an LCD TV (Amber; Drew's on the TV).
Christopher from Altima, CA plays Dice Game for a 2009 Ford Fusion SE (Std., AT, Assist, Mats)(Phire). First number is 2. Unfortunately, it ends immediately when he rolls a 2 on the second number and says higher. ARP: $21,245. That's too bad that 2 popped up on his first roll, because look at the rest of his rolls:
Third number: 2- RIGHT
Fourth number: 6- NO; LOWER
Fifth number: 1- NO; HIGHER
Justin Bell comes on down last and the final IUFB is a bass guitar (Amber & Phire).
TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Jamie
George, a student at CSUSB, plays Flip Flop for a bed (Gabrielle). Board:
He flops to $4,298...
$ 4 2 9 8
...we break even for the day!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Christopher ($1,300): $.75
Robert ($4,585): Quarter + 85 = OVER
George ($5,963): 15 + 40 = $.55
Since Christopher's got the Top Winner spot, he likely get a second shot of winning a car following his early bad luck in Dice Game.
The first Showcase has prizes we really might like- a Rowe jukebox (Amber), a video camera (Phire) and a Dodge Charger (Std., Paint, EBH)(Gabrielle). If that Charger had been in place of the Fusion that was offered in Dice Game, Christopher would've slam dunked a win there, because it's $22,645.
CHRISTOPHER BIDS $27,000 ON CAR SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR CAR SHOWCASE: $31,000
For Colette, we have a Broyhill dining room (Amber), skiing equipment (Gabrielle) and a trip to Austria (Phire).
COLETTE BIDS $15,500 ON ROOM/TRIP SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR ROOM/TRIP SHOWCASE: $18,000
DIFFERENCE: $4,865- CHRISTOPHER WINS!
Christopher wins $31,895 in prizes today!
DOND: Many military members are here this week! This is the seventh week of episodes taped. There's a huge American Flag in the background of the contestant gallery. The first contestant this week is #3 Cristian Pyvan (Air Force).
1. #2 (John)- $200
2. #6 (Rocky)- $500
3. #11 (Mike)- $100
4. #20 (Vance)- $75,000
5. #15 (An)- PENNY
FIRST OFFER REJECTED: $21,000
1. #9 (Pietro)- $250,000
2. #4 (Silvie)- $10,000
3. #10 (George)- $5
4. #13 (Stephanie)- $500,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
5. #22 (David)- $50
SECOND OFFER: $6,000- NO DEAL
1. #12 (Dennis)- $100,000 (BIG STRIKE ONE)
2. #8 (Michelle)- $10
3. #7 (Armon)- $25,000 (STRIKE TWO)
4. #18 (Wesley)- $300
THIRD OFFER: $3,500- NO DEAL
1. #17 (Marcelle)- $5,000
2. #14 (Paulette)- $25
FOURTH OFFER: $6,500- NO DEAL
1. #21 (Vilmary)- $50,000 (STRIKEOUT)
2. #5 (Colleen)- $2,500
FIFTH OFFER: $1,100- NO DEAL
19th PICK: #19 (Michael)- $7,500
He leaves with $450, while his case had $1,000.
Bingo America: This week is I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Week, and said product also sponsors the bank this week. The players on Episode 2051 are Antonia & Glen. The score at halftime of Game 1:
BTW, the fourth question of Game 1 is tonight's Wild Card Question. Here it is:
What singer-songwriter duo had hits like "Mrs. Robinson" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water"?
Glen got it right with Simon & Garfunkel to mark off his N.
8 (O64)- In what Steven King classic film does a telekenetic teen wreak havoc at her high school prom?
ANTONIA: "Carrie"- CORRECT ($879)
9 (B1)- What black civil rights leader founded the Rainbow Coalition?
ANTONIA: Martin Luther King, Jr.- INCORRECT
GLEN: Jesse Jackson- CORRECT ($880)
10 (G49)- T or F: CNN stands for Conservative News Network.
ANTONIA: False- YOU BET (A: Cable News Network; $929)
11 (N33)- Sam Spade or Phillip Marlow- which detective searched for the Maltese Falcon?
ANTONIA: Sam Spade- RIGHT AGAIN (--NGO; $962)
12 (G58)- T or F: The Chesepeake Bay is famous for its crabs.
GLEN: True- RIGHT (BING-; $1,020)
13 (O71)- T or F: As of this year, author J.K. Rowling is richer than the queen of England.
GLEN: True- WIN ($1,091)
Game 2 has this scoreboard after ten questions:
11 (I21)- What singer of Gloria loves to moondance with his "Brown Eyed Girl"?
ANTONIA: Michael Jackson- NO
GLEN: Van Marrison- CORRECT ($1,506)
12 (O62)- The removal of what cord creates the bellybutton?
GLEN: Placenta- NO
ANTONIA: Umbilical cord- RIGHT ($1,568)
13 (I17)- NOW or NEVER- which is a feminist organization?
GLEN: NOW- RIGHT ($1,585)
14 (I26)- T or F: Puff Daddy and Katie Holmes have completed the NYC Marathon.
GLEN: False- LOSE
1. What B titled TV series starred David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson?
ANTONIA: "Baywatch"- YOU BET
2. What I auto race takes place around Memorial Day on the track known as the Brickyard?
ANTONIA: Indianapolis 500- RIGHT AGAIN
3. What N tribe of the southwest has the second-largest Native American population?
ANTONIA: Navajo- WINS $1,585
Bingo Bonus Round: Remember, at this point in the tapings, the wrecking ball layout has changed. There are still no wrecking balls on the B row, and there are still six on the G row, but there are now two on the I row, four on the N row and eight on the O row. Hence, each successive row has two more wrecking balls than the last one.
B: #9- $1,000
I: #29- $750 ($1,750)
N: #45- LOSS
WOF: Before I begin this recap, I would like to tell all you Wheel Watchers that starting this week and for the remainder of the season, each first-run and repeat episode will have an additional SPIN ID inserted. If you match it, you'll win $5,000! This is being done to commemorate their upcoming 5,000 episode milestone.
$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: DA08173
The first Toss-Up category is Song Title:
R _ _ C _/O _ T/_ ' L L/BE/
_ H E R E
Shaun & Gavan solve REACH OUT I'LL BE THERE for $1,000. Here are tonight's teams:
Shaun and Gavan (Mililani, HI)- Shaun's a bank manager while Gavan's family is expecting a child this month
Leah Marx and Jessica Blazefeld (Honolulu)- Leah's a social worker while Jessica's an operations director for a real estate company
Jackie Caputo and Lorna Lorenzo- Preschool teachers; Jackie's also an actor's school teacher
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Thing:
I _ _ L A _ _ B L E
R _ _ _
Leah & Jessica solve INFLATABLE RAFT for $2,000.
Round 1 is tonight's Prize Puzzle Round and the category is What Are You Doing? Out on the wheel now are a pair of trips to Miami worth $11,400. Leah & Jessica just miss the Million Dollar Wedge and get a Bankrupt instead. Jackie & Lorna then hit Lose a Turn. Shaun & Gavan then call five R's for the trips. After Jackie & Lorna call the H, we have...
E _ _ H _ N _ _ N _/_ _ L L _ R S/_ _ R/
_ _ R E _ _ N/_ _ R R E N _ _
...I've got it. They call the G's for another $2,700, buy the I's, call the C's for the Wild Card and then solve EXCHANGING DOLLARS FOR FOREIGN CURRECY for $3,550 and a pair of trips to Central America, a total of $14,550 in cash and trips.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Leah & Jessica)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: LB7092133
Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category is Before & After. Leah & Jessica call a C for a $1,000 cash prize gift tag. Late in the round, after Lorna & Jackie buy the E, we have...
_ E _ I N
B A C O N
B I T S
...but they call a dud in G. Shaun & Gavan call a $300 K and solve KEVIN BACON BITS to triple their winnings to $3,000.
DUDS: F, G, H, M, R (repeated once by Leah & Jessica while on Free Spin)
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Shaun & Gavan)
GSN.com Mystery Round category is People. Shaun & Gavan immediately spin Lose a Turn. Two turns later, Leah & Jessica spin the same Bankrupt on the Million Dollar Wedge for the third time tonight. A little later, Lorna & Jackie call an N for the Million Dollar Wedge but then call a dud in L. Next, Shaun & Gavan call three M's while on a Mystery Wedge next to Lose a Turn. They flip...$10,000! After they call the S's, we have...
_ R E S _ M _ N - _ E _ R
R _ _ M M A T E S
...as college classmates, they'd better have gotten this one and they do with FRESHMAN-YEAR ROOMMATES! They win another $10,800 and $13,800 total, just $750 off the lead! The Million Dollar Wedge is now out of play tonight.
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Leah & Jessica)
Final Toss-Up category is Fun & Games:
B A C K _ _ _ _ _ R Y
H I _ E
Leah & Jessica solve BACKCOUNTRY HIKE to go to $5,000 heading into the Speed-Up Round. Category is Proper Name and consonants are worth $1,300 apiece. After Leah & Jessica call the M...
_ _ _ _ _
_ R M S T R _ _ _
...they solve LANCE ARMSTRONG to finish up with $8,900. The boys have $13,800 and Jackie & Lorna hang on with $14,550 in cash and trips, meaning they take their Wild Card to the endgame!
Big Money Round: The Ford Flexes won on the last episode are still available on Monday & Tuesday. Jackie & Lorna spin the P and the category is Thing. Starting with:
T _ _ _ _
E _ _ _
They call H, M, D and I, then make their Wild Card Selection C...
T _ _ _ H
E _ _ M
...because these teachers passed this TOUGH EXAM...
...WE HAVE OUR FIRST $100,000 BONUS ROUND WINNERS IN HAWAII!!! Spray the confetti/streamers! That gives them $114,550 in cash and trips to share in! That's two six figure winning teams in a row, folks!
(To these ladies, this win might've been a little bittersweet because they couldn't bring that Million Dollar Wedge they picked up in the Mystery Round and they were in the lead at that moment. Oh well.)
Video Bonus: WOF Grand Prize Win #3 (already!)
Jeopardy!: Playing in the Teen Tournament semi-finals first are Audrey Hosford, Ben Chuchla and Brandon Saunders. Opening categories for this first semi-final game:
AN "F" IN HISTORY
KIDS RULE PRIME TIME
YOU GIVE ME THE BLUES
FROM THE LATIN
Saunders finds the Daily Double early on under the "F" clue worth $600...which he already has right now. He'll try to double that with this clue:
On July 3, 1754, Fort Necessity was surrendered in one of the first battles in this nine-year war.
"What is the French Revolution?"...no, back to zero he goes. The right battle was the French & Indian War. At the first break, Hosford leads with $3,400. Chuchla's just $800 behind her and Saunders is back at a grand. After the round...
...she's trying to run away with this game.
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $1,200
ASK ALEX #3: What's Alex writing during the show? Marking off the clues that's already been selected in each round.
BALLETS THAT TEENS LIKE
START YOUR ENGINES
About midway in the round, Saunders finds the first Daily Double under the $800 World Capitals clue, and it appears his and Ben's fortunes have flip-flopped this round. That's because Brandon now has $9,200 while Ben's down to $1,000; Hosford still leads with $12,600. His wager is $3,400. To tie this game up:
Around 1050 Harald Hardrade founded this city on a fjord.
"What is Stockholm?"...NO. Correct: What is Oslo? He's down to $5,800. Later on, to close out Start Your Engines, he finds the other Daily Double with $7,800. Hosford now has $14,200 and Chuchla has $3,400. He decides this time to wager...five grand. This clue's going to most likely decide whether the lady has a lock game or not. Here it is:
Named for its inventor, this engine sprays fuel directly into the chamber, where it's ignited by high-temperature air.
"I don't know; what is a combustion engine?"...HE JUST BLEW ALL THREE DAILY DOUBLES TONIGHT. Darn. Correct response this time: What is a diesel engine?
DJ! LACH TRASH: $8,800
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Audrey: $18,200 (lock game)
FJ! CATEGORY: 19th Century Politics.
When the GOP convened in 1888, he became the first black man to earn a vote for president at a major party convention.
Response: "Who was Carver?"
Final score: $2,800
Response: "Who was Douglas?"
Wager: ALL IN
Final score: $10,800
Response: "Who is Thurgood Marshall"
WINS WITH: $18,100
She can thank all of those Daily Double misses by Mr. Saunders in part for her win tonight.