TPIR: Episode 4522K begins with Lila, Sandra, Trenton and Amy. Drew enters as a sniper (not a great idea, IMHO) and the first IUFB is golf stuff (Gabrielle).
When Trenton Brown first came on down, he did a cartwheel while in the aisle! And this Salt Lake City native will be doing a backflip if he wins a Ford Focus Coupe (Std., AT, ALB/Traction, SRadio, Mats)(Amber) in Money Game. Board:
MIDDLE NUMBER: 3 ($ _ _ , 3 _ _)
He starts off with 18 for $18, then jumps to 95 for another $95 before getting 16 as the front of the car ($ 1 6 , 3 _ _). He then picks 45 to win the $16,345 car, $113 for gas, and the right to do a backflip!
(The result here was spoiled by the promo you guys saw at the start of last Friday night's military special.)
Stacey then enters the orange spot and the second IUFB that is being worn by Phire is a silver/gold ring.
Lila plays Punch a Bunch with the big bill being displayed by Gabrielle today. Our SPs are being modeled by Amber.
1. Automatic doughnut machine (Drew's favorite SP)
WRONG PRICE: $180
GUESS: Lower- $150
2. Golf desk lamp
WRONG PRICE: $110
GUESS: Lower- $70
3. Bluetooth phone speaker
DOESN'T COST: $150
GUESS: Lower- $130
4. Wonton box
IS NOT: $15
GUESS: Higher- $25
She punches out holes #17, #44, #39 and #12. We start with #17...$1,000. She goes on with #44...down to $50 she goes. #39...back to $1,000. She decides to gamble with #12...the $1,000 gets cut in half.
Ronnie then goes green and the third IUFB is a language book collection (Amber & Gabrielle).
Stacey Holmes now goes to a Shopping Spree to try and hit a $5,100 target for a new motorscooter, stemware (Gabrielle), a home gym and a high chair (Phire).
1. Motorscooter- $1,799 ($3,301)
2. Home gym- $2,199 ($1,102)
3. Stemware- $1,344 (WIN at $5,342!)
The high chair cost just $775.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Lila ($1,874): $.95 (after falling down on her knees to begin)
Stacey ($6,986): 75 + $1 = OVER
Trenton ($19,043): $.95
Trenton goes to the Showcase!
Coming on down next is Kelly Donahue and the fourth IUFB is picnic equipment (Amber).
Virtually by default, Sandra from our nation's capital plays Check Out for patio furniture and a grill (Gabrielle & Phire), all worth $8,846. Products today are Ziploc bags, cough drops (Drew decided to fake cough while this was being described- UGH), a small container of Chef Boyardee Mac & Cheese, Alka-Seltzer and baby wipes. Her guesses:
Cough drops: $2.15
TOTAL GUESS: $16.32
Cough drops: $2.15
ACTUAL TOTAL: $15.12
DIFFERENCE: $1.20- WIN!
After this game's winning streak got snapped the last time when it was played for a car, a new winning streak begins!
Jeffrey Coleman then leaves his seat and the third IUFB is a Playstation 3 package (Gabrielle).
Amy from Detroit finally escapes the row and plays Coming or Going for a go kart (Amber & Phire). Coming would result in a guess of $4,598 while Going would mean she would be guessing $8,954. Her decision...after messing up the 4 while messing with the game's see-saw, she wins with the Coming guess of $4,598!
Leaving the mob last is Jessica Guzzeleck and the final IUFB is a desk/hutch (Amber).
Ronnie Williams, an elevator guy, will feel like living in the penthouse if he wins a 2009 Chevrolet Impala LS (Std., Mats)(Phire) in Cover Up. Board:
First number: 2 or 3?
Second number: 3, 6 or 8?
Third number: 4, 5, 6 or 9?
Fourth number: 2, 4, 5, 7 or 8?
Last number: 0, 1, 3, 6, 8 or 9?
First guess is $23,950...just the 5 is wrong. His other guess is $23,970...but it's $23,920.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Ronnie ($849): $.95
Amy ($5,418): 40 + Nickel = $.45
Sandra ($9,376; does Wheelie on first spin): 85 + 65 = OVER
Ronnie goes to the Showcase.
The first Showcase has a game room package containing a pinball machine, a card table and a popcorn cart (Amber). We also throw in a player piano (Phire).
RONNIE GOES WITH $15,000 HOUSE MINIMUM FOR GAME ROOM SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR GAME ROOM SHOWCASE: $21,000
For Trenton, we have some knock knock jokes being asked by Rich. First, when you hear kitchen knocking, here comes a new Heartland range (Amber). Second, Fabulous Ital comes knocking, and what that means is a trip to Italy (Phire). Finally, as soon as Joe Pulaski knocks on our door, we get rid of all the letters in that name except for the "ski" and add boat next to it- it's a new Chaparral SSI ski boat (Gabrielle).
TRENTON BIDS $39,900 ON TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE: $41,000
DIFFERENCE: $846- WIN!!
Trenton wins $59,789 in cash and prizes; he's now the fourth-highest winner of the season!
DOND: Today's military contestant again is located at #3! In this case, it's Andrew Harris (who is a U.S. Marines sergeant). He swaps out his base case for #1.
1. #16 (Fortino)- $250,000
2. #8 (Michelle)- $5,000
3. #5 (Colleen)- BUCK
4. #18 (Wesley)- $400
5. #12 (Dennis)- $100
OPENING OFFER: $12,000- NO DEAL
1. #14 (Paulette)- $10,000
2. #3 (Luther)- $25,000
3. #15 (An)- $500
4. #20 (Vance)- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
5. #10 (George)- $300
SECOND OFFER: $16,500- NO DEAL
1. #7 (Armon)- $1,000
2. #21 (Vilmary)- $75,000 (STRIKE ONE)
3. #11 (Mike)- $500,000 (STRIKE TWO)
4. #2 (John)- $7,500
THIRD OFFER: $7,000- NO DEAL
1. #17 (Marcelle)- $5
2. #9 (Pietro)- $2,500 (SAFETY NET COMPLETELY GONE)
FOURTH OFFER: $10,000- DEAL
His case had...THE PENNY, so he made a good deal! But he could've won a bit more had he gone on. Here was the rest of the playout:
1. #13 (Stephanie)- $200
2. #22 (David)- $50
FIFTH OFFER: $24,000
19th PICK: #6 (Rocky)- $10
SIXTH OFFER: $34,000
20th PICK: #19 (Michael)- $100,000 (STRIKEOUT)
WOF: After two straight episodes with a team winning over $100,000 in cash and prizes, I don't have high hopes about tonight's episode; let's see what happens anyway. For our first Toss-Up puzzle, the category is Around the House:
_ _ _ I O
_ U _ N _ T _ _ E
Barbara & Mary are incorrect with STUDIO FURNITURE, while Clayton & Lloyd solve PATIO FURNITURE for $1,000.
$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: MH08956
Clayton and Lloyd- Lloyd's a retired fire service worker and currently a pastor; Clayton's a P.E./Music high school teacher
Barbara Banura and Mary Anderson- Letter carriers
Dawn Palmerston and Mari Holstead- Mari's an elementary school counselor while Dawn's a school student services coordinator
(And for those of you like me who were wondering if the powers that be swapped tonight's and last night's episodes in order to start the $5,000 SPIN ID sweepstakes with a bang, you're wrong- after talking with Dawn & Mari, Pat mentioned last night's $100,000 win. So, you can put that rumor to bed.)
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Occupation:
E V E N _
_ _ A N _ _ R
Lloyd & Clayton solve EVENT PLANNER (Barbara & Mary inadvertantly blurted out the first word when it wasn't their turn) to triple their money.
After a pair of trips to Nice, France worth $15,400 go on the wheel, the Round 1 category is Before & After. A little later, Barbara & Mary call an R for a $1,000 Roy's gift certificate. After they then buy the E's, we have...
_ _ R _ E _ _ E
_ _ T
S T _ _
...they call the B's for the trips and solve BARBEQUE PIT STOP to win them plus the gift certificate and $350, a total of $16,750 in cash and prizes!
DUDS: N (while Lloyd & Clayton were on Free Spin)
Eggland's Best Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Fun & Games. Barbara & Mary miss out on the Free Spin at the beginning by calling a dud in S. Dawn & Mari then pick up the Wild Card with a T call. After they buy the E's, we have...
_ N T E/_ _/&/
_ _ _ _ _ E/_ _ _ N
...they call the L to pick up the Free Spin this time plus earn another $300. But they have to use it immediately after they next call a dud in H. After they buy the I, they end up buying the only dud vowel on the board (I). Lloyd & Clayton call a $700 P but then miss with M. Barbara & Mary then give an incorrect response with ANTE UP & BUCKLE DOWN (their second one tonight). Dawn & Mari then call the D's for another $600, buy the U's and solve ANTE UP & DOUBLE DOWN for $900 and a pair of trips to Vegas, a total of $13,600 in cash and trips.
DUDS: H, I, M, S
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: AH5711940
GSN.com Mystery Round category is Fictional Family. After Dawn & Mari call the M's, we have...
MR./_ _ _ T _ S T I _/&/THE/
I _ _ I S I _ _ E/_ _ M _ _
...they call three N's for another $1,500 but then spin Lose a Turn. Lloyd & Clayton call a $450 V then call a B for the Million Dollar Wedge, a $900 W, and then buy three A's to clean out the vowels. They then solve MR. FANTASTIC & THE INVISIBLE WOMAN for another $2,000 and $5,000 total; they also have possession of the Million Dollar Wedge.
NO DUDS OR BANKRUPTS THIS ROUND
$3,000 Toss-Up category is On the Map:
_ _ _ _ _ L _ N A
_ P A I _
Barbara & Mary solve BARCELONA SPAIN to build on their lead with $19,750. Speed-Up Round category is Phrase and consonants are worth $1,300 apiece; guys, you can pretty much say goodbye to that MDW. After they call the M...
T H _/H _ _ _ T/_ _/T H _/
M _ T T _ _
...they solve THE HEART OF THE MATTER for another $2,000 and a final total of $7,000. Dawn & Mari leave with $13,600 in cash and Vegas and Barbara & Mary hang on with $19,750 in cash and France.
Big Money Round: Barbara & Mary spin the A in GAME and the category is Thing. Starting with:
_ _ _ _ _
_ N _ _ _ R _
They call M, C, G and A and get...
_ _ A _ _
_ N _ _ _ R M
...I might be somewhat familiar with a KHAKI UNIFORM, but they aren't, so they don't win another $30,000. Without those K's up top, they didn't have a prayer.
Jeopardy!: The second teen semi-final group consists of Jay Schrader, Shelby Malone and Bradley Silverman. The first six categories:
THE MAGNA CARTA
I CAN'T HEAR MYSELF THINK
At the first break, Silverman's on a hot start with $5,600. Malone has $400 and Schrader finds himself $400 in the hole. Shortly after Schrader gets out of the hole, he finds the Daily Double under the $1,000 MSAs clue with $1,000 at this point. He'll try to double on this:
These same-named midwest cities in two neighboring states combine into one metro area with nearly two million people.
"What is Springfield?"...sorry, he's back to zero. It was Kansas City. At the round's conclusion, Silverman now has $6,000. But his lead's dwindled considerably since the first break, as Malone's jumped up to $3,800. Schrader's back at $1,000 by round's end.
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $3,000
ASK ALEX #4: What's the funniest thing that's ever happened during a taping? During a dress rehearsal for the Ultimate Tournament of Champions Finals, Alex walks into the studio with no trousers!!! You can find this hilarious moment as an easter egg on your "Jeopardy!" DVD.
THE WORLD OF SPORTS
INFESTED WITH INSECTS
IT HAPPENS ONCE A YEAR
VWLLSS FRT (aka Vowelless Fruit)
Silverman finds the first Daily Double under the $1,600 You're History clue. Right now, he has $6,400, while Malone has $2,600 and Schrader has $1,000; he's back in lock game territory, but not quite as much as he was early on tonight. His wager is $2,000.
At age 70, this Athenian was put on trial for "not believing in the gods the state believes in".
"Who is Aristotle?"...incorrect, so he's out of lock game territory again. It was Socrates, dropping him to $4,400. A little later, Schrader apparently is hunting for the other Daily Double, but it's Malone who finds it under the $1,600 The World of Sports clue (when Schrader first went Daily Double Hunting, he chose the $2,000 clue instead) with $4,600, trailing Silverman for the lead by just $200. Schrader has $3,400. Her wager is $1,000. For an $800 lead:
Originating in Persia, this sport gained popularity with British officers in India who liked horsing around.
"What is polo?"...correct for $5,600 and the lead!
DJ! LACH TRASH: $3,200
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Still anybody's ballgame here.
FJ! CATEGORY: Literary Characters.
In a 1914 novel, as a boy he could "drop twenty feet at a stretch from limb to limb in rapid descent to the ground".
We start with Ms. Malone, whose response was "Who is Tarzan?", after she originally had "Who is Mowgli?"...good move; Tarzan is right! She risked everything but $2, so she now has $19,998. Schrader...is right and doubles to $22,800! As for Silverman...
...he's right also to win the second finals berth by $1!
Bingo America: Episode 2053 brings us Yvette and Barry. Score at halftime of Game 1:
The third question of the episode was tonight's Wild Card Question, but it was a Stumper.
7 (B7)- On the Ides of March, what Roman leader was stabbed in the back by his alleged friends?
BARRY: Julius Caesar- CORRECT (B----; $718)
8 (O65)- The face of what type of shark resembles the tool you use to pound nails?
YVETTE: Hammerhead- YOU BET ($783)
9 (I21)- To stop stealing at his bar, James Rideu created what machine that rang a bell each time it made a transaction?
YVETTE: Cash register- WIN ($804)
At the 50/50 mark of Game 2, here's what's on the board:
12 (I20)- T or F: LeAnn Rimes is the younger sister of rapper Busta Rhymes.
YVETTE: False- YOU BET FOR THE WIN ($1,262)
Bingo Bonus Round:
B: #1- $1,000
I: #25- $2,500 ($3,500)
N: #44- $2,500 ($6,000)
G: #52 (her favorite number)- $2,000 ($8,000)
O: #75- DISASTER
That's the biggest bonus round loss so far this season. And I thought the board had been cheapened up in the later tapings.