TPIR: Something that hasn't been offered in years is offered in the Showcase today.
We start Episode 4552K with Andrea, John, April and Kelley. Drew comes out in a go kart with Tamiko (which I think is the same one won in Coming or Going yesterday) and the first IUFB is a selection of purses (All- Tamiko, Rachael & Stephanie).
Since he was off by just $4, John Kinnally, a restaurant manager from Boston, will try to turn that $4 into over $10,000 in cash and prizes playing 1/2 Off. The SPs here this time are modeled by Rachael & Stephanie.
Photo CD Recorder: $100
Wireless router: $49
PICK: Wireless router- NO
Ice cream maker: $29
Web cam: $10
PICK: Web cam- $20 ($500)
Telephone speaker kit: $130
Electronic poker game: $60
PICK: Game- $120 ($1,000)
Left for $10,000: #7, #9, #14 & #16. He stays away from lucky seven and goes with twice that number, #14. After it's brought down by Stephanie...he now has $11,000 amongst the other prizes!
Yvonne comes on down fifth and the second IUFB is an XBOX 360 package (Stephanie).
Andrea Jacobin plays Let Em' Roll for a Pontiac Vibe (Tamiko). Now, the dice have been redesigned, with red lines surrounding each side; they're now said to be made of styrofoam. The colors on the dice are the same, but the text for the cash amounts have been changed to the ones you usually see in games like Hole in One and More or Less. The products Rachael models today are trash bags, Bayer and cold remedy. The bags are $8.79. She says the Bayer is lower in price...$6. She then says the remedy is higher than that...$11.99, so all three rolls are hers. Those were some tough grocery items in this game today.
1. 2 CARS/$500/$500/$1,000- CONTINUES
2. CAR/$500/$1,500- CONTINUES
3. WINS $2,500 ($1,000/$1,500)
Frederick goes into the green spot next and the third IUFB is a dinette (Tamiko).
Yvonne Ryba, a preschool teacher from Cyprus, CA, plays Pick a Number for a spa (Stephanie). Board:
$ 7 _ 1 3
NUMBERS CONTROLLED BY RACHAEL: 2, 5 & 9
Does she know it's $7,213...no. She went with $7,513 instead.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Yvonne ($2,879): $.70
Andrea ($3,440): 40 + 50 = $.90
John ($12,453): 40 + Nickel = $.45
Andrea goes to the Showcase.
Coming on down next is Crystal Lathrop and the fourth IUFB is a selection of snow sleds (Rachael).
Kelley Foust from Roanoke, VA plays Easy as 1-2-3 for a lawn mower (Stephanie), a glove chair (Tamiko) and a pair of refrigerators (Rachael).
2- Lawn mower
Lawn mower: $1,450
Christopher Holtzman, who I doubt is also from Virginia, comes on down next and the fifth IUFB is a philates machine (Tamiko).
April Guillemette, the last of today's First Four, plays Double Prices for a pair of motorcycles (Rachael & Stephanie). They're either $5,198 or $6,399. Rachael handles the prices here. Does she know they're $5,198...yes!
Leaving the crowd last is Stefan Carpenter and the final IUFB is deluxe binoculars being brought by Stephanie.
Christopher plays One Away for a 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser (Std., Paint, AT, Prot, EBH, Mats)(Rachael). Board:
$ 2 8 , 7 3 5
His first guess:
$ 1 9 , 6 2 6
Only one number wrong. He changes the 2, which definitely will not work. ARP: $19,624. He came so close to an EXACTA, but he ends up getting nothing.
(Note: I hope these changes in this playing aren't permanent: For the last four digits, the model, which in this case was Tamiko, turns the trilons instead of the host. Also, Drew simply asks the sound effects lady for each car honk like Tom Kennedy did on the mid-1980s syndicated version.)
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Christopher ($1,066): $.75
April ($5,897): WINS $1,000!
Kelley ($6,003): 25 + 80 = OVER
In April's Bonus Spin...just three quarters.
The first Showcase has a Broyhill living room (Tamiko), maid service, a piano and a TV (Rachael). I smell Fireball Special Showcase Alert here.
APRIL PASSES TO ANDREA; ANDREA BIDS $17,000 ON FURNITURE SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR FURNITURE SHOWCASE: $15,250
Now, for this very special thing in the second Showcase. We start with a movie camera (Stephanie). Then, to edit the movies you shoot from that, here's a laptop computer system (Rachael). And now, for the biggie- Ashley Jones from "The Bold & the Beautiful" stops by to tell her if she wins this Showcase, she'll win a walk-on role for that particular soap opera! The last real prize in this Showcase, BTW, is a trip to South Africa (Stephanie).
APRIL BIDS $18,000 ON SHOW BIZ/TRIP SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR SHOW BIZ/TRIP SHOWCASE: $16,500
OVER- APRIL WINS!
April will be going on "The Bold & the Beautiful" with $30,721 in cash and prizes!
WOF: The third week of episodes from Hawaii is underway! The first Toss-Up category is Place:
V I S _ T _ R
C _ N _ E R
Kainoa solves VISITOR CENTER for $1,000.
$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: JB0041358
Kainoa Sharp- Math teacher
Aimee McInley (Ebba Beach, HI)
Tiffany Teroua (Lahaina, HI)- Bank worker
$2,000 Toss Up subject is Thing:
_ O _ R - W _ E E L
D _ I _ E
Most people like to have vehicles with this option, FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE, and Tiffany knows about that for $2,000.
A trip to the Cook Islands worth $8,430 goes on the wheel and the opening round category is Before & After. After Aimee calls the T's, we have...
_ R _ I T
_ O _ _ T _ I _
D R E S S
...she buys the U and solves FRUIT COCKTAIL DRESS for her first $1,000.
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Kainoa)
Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category is Rock On! Kainoa instantly hits Lose a Turn, while Aimee immediately hits Bankrupt. A little later, Tiffany calls two S's for the trip. Later, Kainoa calls three R's for $10,500 and we have...
_ N _ E R/_ R E S S _ R E/_ _/
_ _ E E N/&/_ _ V I _/_ _ _ I E
...the Jackpot's now at $13,300. After buying the A, he calls the P for the Wild Card and then buys the U's. He then calls the D's for another $900 and solves UNDER PRESSURE BY QUEEN & DAVID BOWIE for another $10,900 and $11,900 total.
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Aimee)
GSN.com Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Event. Kainoa lands on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar Wedge and calls two L's. He decides to take the $2,000 bailout (good, because Bankrupt's back there). Late in the round, he calls a pair of G's for another $7,000 but doesn't use his Wild Card. After he then buys the O's to clear out all the vowels, we have...
SOARING/A _ O _ E/GLACIERS/IN/A/
...he solves SOARING ABOVE GLACIERS IN A SEAPLANE for another $10,900 and a trip to Alaska, for a new total of $28,400 in cash and trip!
DUDS: M, T
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: KA3301991
$3,000 Toss-Up category is Person:
_ _ U S T _ D
F R I _ _ D
Kainoa solves TRUSTED FRIEND to go to $31,400! Speed-Up Round category is Around the House and consonants are worth $6,000 each! After Kainoa calls the L, we have...
_ P _ _ L S T _ R _ _
S _ _ _/_ _ S _ _ _ N S
...with $36,000 in his bank right now, if he should solve this puzzle, he will set a new maingame record...
...NO. Aimee calls the E's but can't solve for $12,000. Tiffany calls the H's and solves UPHOLSTERED SOFA CUSHIONS to spoil Kainoa's maingame record-breaking bid and win another $18,000, for a final total of 20 grand. Aimee has the minimum $1,000 and though Kainoa didn't get the record, he'll still take his Wild Card to the bonus with $31,400!
Big Money Round: This week's car is a BMW Convertible. Kainoa spins the M in AMERICA'S and the category is Person. Starting with:
_ _ R _ _ _ _ L _ _
He calls C, H, P and I, then makes his Wild Card Selection Y...
_ _ R _ _ H _ L I C
...he isn't quite a WORKAHOLIC, so he loses the BMW. He said ALCOHOLIC at one point.
Jeopardy!: Hoping to take the last Teen Tournament Finals slot are Sarah Marx, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Takhar. Opening categories:
A-HAUNTING WE WILL GO
TEEN CHOICE AWARDS 2008
LET'S HAVE ORDER (three things are listed in each clue and the players have to put them all in chronological order)
RHYME SQUAD (each correct response rhymes with the word "squad")
After the first Triple Stumper of the night about this year's host of the Teen Choice Awards on the $200 clue (Miley Cyrus; I can't believe nobody got that), Marx finds the Daily Double under the $800 Let's Have Order clue and trails Takhar by $200, $2,800-$2,600. The man in the middle has $600. Her wager is $600. For a $400 lead:
Presidential administrations: Chester A. Arthur, James K. Polk, Millard Fillmore
"Who are Polk, Fillmore, Arthur?"...right for $3,200 and the lead heading into the first break! At the end of the round, she now has $5,800. Kashyap has $3,600 and Takhar has $2,000.
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $3,000
DJ! Categories (MTV themed):
THE REAL WORLD
T-R-L (which is now cancelled; T-R-L appears in that order in each correct word, but not necessarily side by side)
A SHOT AT LOVE
To help somewhat promote tonight's "America's Next Top Model" season finale, Jay Manuel's the correct response to the $2,000 "M" TV clue, but it proves to be a Triple Stumper. Marx then finds the first Daily Double under the $1,200 T-R-L clue with $10,200, leading Kashyap by three large. Takhar has $4,800. Her wager this time is $2,200.
It's the lateral lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, in front of the occipital lobe.
She draws a blank, so she only has an $800 lead now with $8,000. It was the temperal. With The Hills, Made and A Shot At Love left, she only leads Kashyap by $400 now, $9,600 to $9,200. Kashyap chooses the $400 Made clue:
Annin & Co. makes these in materials like solar-max nylon and cotton/polyester; Betsy Ross would be amazed.
Karan: "What are flags?"- CORRECT ($5,200); $400 THE HILLS CLUE
"90210" is set in this ritzy city, zip code 90210.
Sarah: "What is Beverly Hills?"- YOU BET ($10,000); $800 MADE CLUE
Building with bales of this is sturdy, unlike in "The Three Little Pigs", and fire-resistant when packed to keep out oxygen.
Sarah: "What is hay?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($10,800); $800 THE HILLS CLUE
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE #2! She's found all three of them tonight! Her wager on this last one is $1,200.
Col. William Prescott was one of the leaders of this battle on June 17, 1775.
"What is The Battle of Bunker Hill?"...correct to go to 12 grand!
$1,200 THE HILLS CLUE:
Cleeve Cloud is the highest point in the Cotswolds, the hills in the western part of this country.
Karan: "What is England?"- CORRECT ($6,400); $1,600 THE HILLS CLUE
The Sand Hills Region is mostly in this state, north of the Platte River.
Karan: "What is Nebraska?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($8,000); FINAL THE HILLS CLUE
Mills in the gas hills of Wyoming refine and press this element into the yellowcake form.
Karan: "What is Uranium?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($10,000); $1,200 MADE CLUE
The Bull's Eye in darts is also called this, the three material from which it's made.
TRIPLE STUMPER: Cork
$1,600 MADE CLUE:
Natural rubber is sticky, as in rubber cement; with this process patented in 1844, it can be used for hockey pucks.
Karan: "What is vocanization?"- RIGHT ($11,600); LAST MADE CLUE
In the 2008 movie, Iron Man's suit is an alloy of gold and this metal.
TRIPLE STUMPER: Titanium
A SHOT AT LOVE BEGINS WITH THIS $400 CLUE:
She imprisoned Walter Raleigh in the Tower of London after he secretly married one of her maids of honor.
Sarah: "Who is Elizabeth I?"- RIGHT ($12,400)
Sharpshooter Frank Butler abandoned his career to manage this even sharper-shooting gal.
Anurag: "Who is Annie Oakley?"- CORRECT ($10,000)
In 1632 Shah Jahan began building this Mausoleum for his favorite wife.
Karan: "What is the Taj Mahal?"- RIGHT FOR THE LEAD! ($12,800)
There was a certain glow in the air when Maria Sklodowska caught the eye of this French physicist in 1894.
Sarah: "Who is Alfred Curie?"- NOT ACCEPTABLE ($10,800)
Anurag: "Who is Pierre Curie?"- CORRECT ($11,600)
FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:
Longfellow wrote that Captain Miles Standish gave his blessing to this man who married his crush, Priscilla Mullens.
Sarah: "Who is John Alden?"- TIE GAME! ($12,800)
DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,600
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Karan & Sarah: $12,800 each
We may be going to Sudden Victory tonight!
FJ! CATEGORY: Nonfiction Writers.
On July 21, 1944 she wrote, "I'm finally getting optimistic...an assassination attempt has been made on Hitler's life".
We start with Kashyap, who wrote down "Who is Anne Frank?"...right! He wagered the whole thing, so he now has $23,200! Marx's also right, but she just risked $9,500, so she's out of here with a final score of $22,300. Takhar wrote down "Who is Annie Frank?"...
...NOT ACCEPTABLE. That costs him everything and sends Anurag Kashyap to the finals.
DOND: Today's military contestant is #5 Colleen Wilcox (who is a Marine Corps staff sergeant).
1. #4 (Silvie)- $100
2. #17 (Marcelle)- $1,000
3. #9 (Petro)- PENNY
4. #12 (Dennis)- $250,000
5. #2 (John)- $5,000
FIRST OFFER: $14,000- NO DEAL
1. #6 (Rocky)- $300
2. #22 (David)- $25,000
3. #14 (Paulette)- $100,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
4. #7 (Armon)- $10
5. #10 (George)- $50,000 (STRIKE ONE)
SECOND OFFER: $9,500- NO DEAL
1. #21 (Vilmary)- $10,000
2. #13 (Stephanie)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO)
3. #18 (Wesley)- $50
4. #16 (Fortino)- $2,500 (VERY LITTLE SAFETY NET LEFT)
THIRD OFFER: $12,500- NO DEAL
1. #3 (Rusty)- $7,500 (SAFETY NET COMPLETELY GONE)
2. #20 (Lavance)- $500
FOURTH OFFER: $25,000- NO DEAL
1. #8 (Michelle)- $200
2. #1 (Luther)- $5
FIFTH OFFER: $44,000- NO DEAL
19th PICK: #11 (Mike)- $25
SIXTH OFFER: $88,000- DEAL! (the result here was inadvertantly spoiled by one of those "Tums What a Relief Moment of the Week" segments)
Is she the fourth contestant to pass up $500,000?...
...YES. But at least that bad deal wasn't the player's fault unlike the last time; she had nothing to work with late in the game.
Had she gone on one more time with An's #15, the dollar would've been gone and the final offer would've been $198,000.