Thursday, November 20, 2008

11/20/2008 Results

DOND: Yesterday, Colleen Wilcox of the Marine Corps had the $500,000 case, but she didn't have the safety net to go all the way. Today, #8 Michelle Martinez (a surgical tech of Operations Rescue; also a salsa dancer) will hopefully get very lucky to win the whole thing.

ROUND 1:
1. #21 (Vilmary)- $1,000
2. #9 (Pietro)- $50,000
3. #5 (Jessica)- $5,000
4. #18 (Wesley)- $10,000
5. #1 (Luther)- $500,000

FIRST OFFER: $7,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #7 (Armon)- $10
2. #2 (John)- $7,500
3. #14 (Paulette)- $500
4. #11 (Mike)- PENNY
5. #15 (An)- $75,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)

SECOND OFFER: $12,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #22 (David)- $25,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #13 (Stephanie)- $50
3. #3 (Rusty)- $200
4. #17 (Marcelle)- $100,000 (STRIKE TWO)

THIRD OFFER: $5,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #4 (Silvie)- $400
2. #10 (George)- BUCK

FOURTH OFFER: $22,000- DEAL

I understand her decision, because she had little to no safety net at this stage of the game. Her case had...







...just $300. Here was the remainder of her playout had she continued:

ROUND 5:
1. #20 (Lavance)- $100
2. #16 (Fortino)- $5
FIFTH OFFER: $54,000

19th PICK: #12 (Dennis)- $250,000 (STRIKEOUT)

Other cases:

#6 (Rocky)- $25
#19 (Michael)- $2,500


WOF: Let's start this Hawaii episode with this $1,000 Toss-Up in the category of Occupation:

_ _ _ D S C A P E

_ _ _ _ E N _ R

Francis is right with LANDSCAPE DESIGNER for $1,000.

$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: JY1556603

And now, our players (two males and one female):

Francis Powell (Wailuku, HI)- Accountant to Hawaii's mayor
Paul Yudak (Na'alehu, HI)- Hairdresser
Rachelle Hamora (Kailua Kona, HI)- Hula dancer, singer & former Miss Kona Coffee pageant winner

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Show Biz:

_ I _ _ O V E R Y

_ _ A _ N _ L

"Cash Cab" airs on this channel, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, and Paul solves it for $2,000.

Round 1 category is In the Kitchen and out on the wheel now is a $5,000 Royal Hawaiian Center Shopping Spree. Paul calls an N about midway in the round to pick that prize up. A little later, he call a pair of M's for a $1,000 gift tag that resmbles a submarine/helicopter tour. At that point, we have...

C O M _ A C T

_ _ _ R _ _ _ O

M A C _ _ N _

...but he then hits the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose both prizes and $3,250. Rachelle calls the P's for $600, buys the E's and the I, then calls the S's for another $1,650 and solves COMPACT ESPRESSO MACHINE for $1,750.

BANKRUPTS: 1 (Paul)

Eggland's Best Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Phrase. After Francis buys the A's, we have...

A _ _/H A N _ _/_ N/_ _ _ _

...I believe a cruise's at stake this round. But he then calls a dud in P. Paul calls the L's for $600 and the Free Spin, the D's to double his money, buys the O and solves ALL HANDS ON DECK for another $950 and a cruise to the Caribbean, for a new total of $9,900 in cash and cruise.

DUDS: P, T

WINNING ID FOR CRUISE: TW8491238

GSN.com Mystery Round category is Before & After. Early on, Paul calls an N for the Million Dollar Wedge but he loses it to a Bankrupt immediately. He then uses his Free Spin but then hits Lose a Turn. A little later, Rachelle calls a W as in Wild Card and then buys the A's. The board now reads like this...

WHISTLE/A/H A _ _ _/

TUNE-U _

...she solves WHISTLE A HAPPY TUNE-UP to go to $2,750.

BANKRUPTS: 1 (Paul)

$3,000 Toss-Up category is On the Map:

T _ E/FRENCH/_ L P S

Francis solves THE FRENCH ALPS to quaduple his winnings. Speed-Up Round category is Food & Drink and consonants are worth $1,600 apiece. This is a low-scoring pitcher's duel, so this round will decide it. After Francis calls the K...

_ _ N - S _ _ _ _ _

C _ _ _/C _ K _ S

...no guess. Paul calls the R's but blanks out with $6,400 on the line. Rachelle calls the P but can't solve for $4,800. Francis calls the B and solves PAN-SEARED CRAB CAKES to finish with $8,800. Rachelle has $2,750 and Paul hangs on to win with $9,900.

Big Money Round: Paul spins the S in AMERICA'S and the category is Person. Starting with:

_ L _ _ _ E R

He tries CDMA...but none of that works. He then tries PLUMBER but the M's already dead. It's the name of the company I'm doing this blog on- BLOGGER. That means he loses $30,000 and is now the lowest-winning champion of the season. The G's would've done it.

Jeopardy!: Like the finals of last May's College Championship, I will be doing every clue for the finals of this Teen Tournament. Here are the opening categories in the first round of Game 1:

TIME TO HIT THE BOOKS
CELEBRITY SCENTS
GOOD WORKS
TAKE THE LEAD

ANTARCTICA
HEY "U"!

ANURAG BEGINS WITH THE $200 HEY "U" CLUE:

It's a way to pitch a softball; it can also mean done in a secret and deceptive manner.

Bradley: "What is underhand?"- CORRECT ($200); $400 HEY "U" CLUE

Cordelia, ophelia and bianca are its three closest moons.

Anurag: "What is Uranus?"- CORRECT ($400); MIDDLE HEY "U" CLUE

Famous ones in literature include Tom, Remus & Vanya.

Anurag: "Who are uncles?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($1,000); $800, SAME CATEGORY

We salute you for knowing this popular name for the British flag.

Anurag: "What is the British Jack?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($1,800); LAST "U" CLUE

Kampala is its capital.

Anurag: "What is Uganda?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($2,800); $200 TIME TO HIT THE BOOKS CLUE

This author presented "A Box of Unfortunate Events: The Situation Worsens".

Bradley: "Who is Lemony Snicket?"- CORRECT ($400); $400 BOOKS CLUE

This pirate leader came to life in an 1883 Robert Louis Stevenson tale.

Anurag: "Who is Long John Silver?"- RIGHT ($3,200); MIDDLE BOOKS CLUE

He wrote "The Unvanquished" & "The Sound and the Fury".

Anurag: "Who is Faulkner?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($3,800); $800 BOOKS CLUE IS AN AUDIO CLUE TOLD BY MR. BURNS FROM "The Simpsons":

I had 1,000 monkeys at 1,000 type-writers. I could only pen "It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Blurst of Times", like this novel's start...stupid monkey!

Bradley: "What is A Tale of Two Cities?"- RIGHT ($1,200); FINAL BOOKS CLUE

Bratty & Spoiled Mary Lennox becomes the ward of her English uncle in this 1911 Frances Hodgson Burnett classic.

Audrey: "What is The Secret Garden?"- CORRECT ($1,000); $200 CELEBRITY SCENTS CLUE

We'll always have this hotel heiress and her flighty, flirty, Just Me perfume.

Anurag: "Who is Paris Hilton?"- YOU BET ($4,000); $200 ANTARCTICA CLUE

Found on Ross Island, Mount Erebus is the southernmost active one of these in the world.

Bradley: "What is a volcano?"- CORRECT ($1,400); $200 TAKE THE LEAD CLUE

Thought Fidel remained head of the Communist Party, his brother Raul took over as head of this country.

Bradley: "What is Cuba?"- CORRECT AGAIN ($1,600); AFTER FIRST BREAK, HE CHOOSES $400 IN THE SAME CATEGORY

Asif Ali Zardari, husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, became this country's president in September 2008.

Anurag: "What is Pakistan?"- RIGHT ($4,400); $400 ANTARCTICA CLUE

Of -29, -129, or -229 F., the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth, at Vostok, Antarctica in 1893.

Bradley: "What is 129 F?"- CORRECT ($2,000); $600 TAKE THE LEAD CLUE

Kostas Karamanlis has received kudos as prime minister of this Mediterranean country since 2004.

Anurag: "What is Greece?"- RIGHT ($5,000); $600 ANTARCTICA CLUE

What some call the Antarctic Ocean is made up of the waters of these three oceans.

Anurag: "What is the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($5,600); $800, SAME CATEGORY

Antarctica's coasts are moist, but the interior gets so little snowfall it's been called a "polar" one of these.

Audrey: "What is a desert?"- CORRECT ($1,800); $800 TAKE THE LEAD CLUE

Martin Torrijos is a man with a plan and a canal in this country.

Bradley: "What is Panama?"- CORRECT ($2,800); $1,000 TAKE THE LEAD CLUE

Bashar Al-Assad heads up this country from its capital, Damascus.

Anurag: "What is Syria?"- RIGHT ($6,600); $1,000 ANTARCTICA CLUE

A research base at the South Pole is co-named for these two explorers, the first two to reach it.

Anurag: "Who are Adamson & Scott?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($7,600); $200 GOOD WORKS CLUE

Thanks to some four million donors, this "American" group is the USA's largest supplier of blood and blood products.

Bradley: "What is the Red Cross?"- CORRECT ($3,000); $400 GOOD WORKS CLUE

This group whose logo is seen here has built or renovated more than 200,000 homes worldwide.

Bradley: "What is Habitat For Humanity?"- YES AGAIN ($3,400); MIDDLE GOOD WORKS CLUE

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE! His wager is $2,000.

The ACLU helps protect these, the "CL" in its name.

"What are civil liberties?"...correct to go to $5,400!

$800 GOOD WORKS CLUE:

An organization that's using the Internet's power to help young people change the world is called "Do" this.

TRIPLE STUMPER #1: Something

FINAL GOOD WORKS CLUE:

You can donate ten inches of your hair to the group called these "Of Love", which makes hairpieces for sick kids.

Anurag: "What are locks?"- RIGHT ($8,600); $400 CELEBRITY SCENTS CLUE

K-Fed knows that she smells like Kiwi & Cupcakes in her fantasy perfume.

Anurag: "Who is (Britney) Spears?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($9,000)

$600:

You may detect the scent of basil and amber in Unforgivable, from his Sean John line.

Audrey: "Who is Diddy?"- CORRECT ($2,400)

$800:

This singer smells like wet gardenia petals and marshmallow in her perfume.

Anurag: "Who is Mariah Carey?"- RIGHT ($9,800)

FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:

Deseo, a perfume from this Hispanic singer-actress, was inspired by a midnight walk in a garden after a storm.

Anurag: "Who is (Jennifer) Lopez?"- YOU BET IT'S HER ($10,800)

LACH TRASH IN THIS ROUND: $1,000

SCORES AFTER FIRST ROUND:

Anurag: $10,800
Bradley: $5,400
Audrey: $2,400

DJ! Categories:

OMG!
FAR-OUT CINEMA
TIME FLIES

REVOLUTIONARIES
SUPERBAD
WHEEL OF JEOPARDY! (this was the title of one of the bonus rounds on "MTV's Remote Control")

AUDREY STARTS WITH $400 OMG CLUE:

In Japanese this religion means "way of the gods".

Bradley: "What is Shinto?"- RIGHT ($5,800); $800 OMG CLUE

At Folkvang, Freyja received half of all warriors slain in battle; he received the other half.

Anurag: "Who is Oden?"- RIGHT ($11,600); $1,200 OMG CLUE

Trojan prophet Helenus told the Greeks Troy wouldn't fall unless Palladium, this wide goddess' statue, was stolen.

Anurag: "Who is Athena?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($12,800); $1,600 OMG CLUE

Anubis wasn't only the God of the Dead, he was also the god of this process used in mummification.

Bradley: "What is embalming?"- RIGHT ($7,400); FINAL OMG CLUE

Originally painted in Goya's own dining room, this planetary god is seen here devouring one of his kids.

Anurag: "What is Saturn?"- RIGHT ($14,800); $400 REVOLUTIONARIES CLUE

After his April 1775 ride, he rescued papers from a Lexington tavern belonging to John Hancock.

Bradley: "Who is Paul Revere?"- YOU BET IT'S HIM ($7,800); $800 REVOLUTIONARIES CLUE

Last name of Declaration-signing Virginia brothers Richard & Francis; a later relative was a southern general.

Bradley: "Who is Lee?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($8,600); $1,200, SAME CATEGORY

In April 1777 this Pamphleteer was elected secretary of the Committee of Foreign Affairs in Congress.

Anurag: "Who is Payne?"- RIGHT ($16,000); $1,600, SAME CATEGORY

DAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE #1! His wager is $2,000.

On March 23, 1775 this famed orator told the Virginia Convention, "The war is inevitable and let it come!"

"Who is Henry?"...he's right once more to go to 18 grand!

LAST REVOLUTIONARIES CLUE:

In 1777, while serving in Paris, this Pennsylvanian wrote that "our cause is the cause of all mankind".

Bradley: "Who is Benjamin Franklin?"- CORRECT ($10,600); $400 TIME FLIES CLUE

In November Daylight Saving ends and this starts, so daytime ends earlier.

Bradley: "What is Standard Time?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($11,000); $800 TIME FLIES CLUE

OTHER DAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLYYY DOUBLE! He puts four grand on the line with this clue:

A child born in 1995 turns 15 in 2010; a child born in 5 B.C. turned 15 in this year.

"What is 11?"...that's a lucky year to bring him to $15,000!

MIDDLE TIME FLIES CLUE:

Relativity says if you're on a train approaching this speed, 186,282 mph, time will seem to slow down.

Anurag: "What is the speed of light?"- YES ($19,200); $1,600, SAME SUBJECT

To land in NYC as the ball drops on New Year's Eve, your six hour flight from L.A. must have this departure time.

Anurag: "What is 3 PM?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($20,800); LAST TIME FLIES CLUE

Because the Earth rotates as it orbits, a sidereal day, based on the stars, is about four minuts shorter than this day.

TRIPLE STUMPER #2: Solar day

$400 SUPERBAD CLUE:

On August 7, 1988, this murderer struck for the first time in London's east end.

Anurag: "Who is Jack the Ripper?"- YES ($21,200); $800 SUPERBAD CLUE

This first Russian czar's cruel and bizarre behavior earned him the nickname "Grozny", Russian for "The Dread".

Audrey: "Who is Ivan the Terrible?"- CORRECT ($3,200); $1,200, SAME CATEGORY

The gun and rifle he used on November 22, 1963 were purchased and delivered through mail order.

Anurag: "Who is Oswald?"- RIGHT ($22,400); $1,600, SAME TOPIC

Denying his guilt to the end, Bruno Hauptmann was executed in 1936 for the kidnapping of this aviator's son.

Audrey: "Who is Lindbergh?"- CORRECT ($4,800); LAST SUPERBAD CLUE

In 1717 & 1718, this pirate terrorized the southeastern coast in his ship, The Queen Anne's Revenge.

Anurag: "Who is Blackbeard?"- YES INDEED ($24,400); $400 WHEEL OF JEOPARDY! CLUE:

N _ _ A

S _ _ _ _ A

It's in Canada, eh?

Audrey: "What is Nova Scotia?"- CORRECT ($5,200); $800 PUZZLE

_ O C A _ U L A _ _

Words won't fail you if you have a good one (the past few times this was a bonus puzzle on "Wheel of Fortune", it was missed).

Anurag: "What is vocabulary?"- YOU BET ($25,200); $1,200 PUZZLE

_ _ G G _

_ _ N K

A place to hoard your pennies (this has also been a previous "Wheel" bonus puzzle).

Anurag: "What is a piggy bank?"- OF COURSE ($26,400); $1,600 PUZZLE

F R _ _ _ R N _ _

_ _ _ N S

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, for example.

Anurag: "What are fraternal twins?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($28,000); FINAL PUZZLE

_ O T S W _ _ _

Gaborone is its capital.

Anurag: "What is Botswana?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($30,000)

THE LAST CATEGORY OF FAR-OUT CINEMA BEGINS WITH THIS $400 CLUE:

This lonely title character from a 2008 film is fixated on Eve, an "Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator".

Audrey: "What is Wall-E?"- CORRECT ($5,600)

$800:

Tom Cruise dodges nasty looks from Dakota Fanning and toweing intergalactic tripods in this 2005 flick.

Anurag: "What is War of the Worlds?"- CORRECT ($30,800)

$1,200:

The disappearance of a $5 Billion space probe forces these title simians into action in a 2008 film.

TRIPLE STUMPER #3: "Space Chimps"

$1,600:

Genetic experiment 626, this fuzzy blue guy who crash-landed in Hawaii in a 2002 film looks cute, but he's a weapon.

Bradley: "Who is Stitch?"- CORRECT ($16,600)

FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:

In this M. Night Shyamalan film, aliens are good at scaring people; not so good with locked pantry doors or water.

Audrey: "What are Signs?"- RIGHT ($7,600)

LACH TRASH THIS ROUND: $3,200

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Anurag: $30,800
Bradley: $16,600
Audrey: $7,600

CORYAT SCORES:

Anurag: $30,400
Bradley: $12,000
Audrey: $7,600

FJ! CATEGORY: State Capitals.

Baton Rouge and this other state capital both have two word French names; neither is named for a person.

AUDREY:
Response: "What is Des Moines"
Wager: ALL IN
Score after Day 1: $15,200

BRADLEY:
Response: "What is Des Moines"
Wager: $10,000
Score after Day 1: $26,600

ANURAG:
Response: "What is Des Moines?"
Wager: $4,200
Score after Day 1: $35,000

This has been a great shootout between the two remaining teen boys so far! Will either one win it all tomorrow? Tune in and find out!

Bingo America: This is the 100th episode! Episode 2060's players are Gina & Byron. Game 1 at halftime:

GINA: -I---
BYRON: BING-
BANK: $773

The fourth question was tonight's Wild Card Question. Here it is:

Italian for "chapel style", what type of singing uses human voices without musical accompanyment?

Byron rung in first with acapella, which was right to fill out his B.

7 (N36)- How many total teaspoons are there in one tablespoon?
BYRON: 2- NOT ENOUGH
GINA: 3- CORRECT (-IN--; $809)
8 (B7)- The University of Arkansas has what type of semi-wild hog as its mascot?
BYRON: Razorback- YES INDEED ($816)
9 (B2)- On her debut album, what punked out pop princess said "See you later boy" to a "Ska8tor Boi"?
BYRON: Avril Lavigne- YOU BET ($818)

50/50 MODE:
10 (G57)- Foot or hair- where on a girl's body will you find a scrunchie?
BYRON: Hair- RIGHT AGAIN ($875)
11 (O73)- T or F: An estimated 200 million roses are now produced for each Valentine's Day.
GINA: True- CORRECT (-IN-O; $948)
12 (O71)- In Britain, what official title does a knighted woman receive- dame or madame?
BYRON: Dame- WIN ($1,019)

When Game 2 also hits the 50/50 mark, here's the scoreboard at that point:

GINA: --N--
BYRON: BI-GO
BANK: $1,381

10 (O73)- T or F: A meteorologist specifically studies meteors.
GINA: False- YOU BET (--N-O; $1,454)
11 (G55)- Optimist or Pessimist- who would look as a glass being half-full?
GINA: Optimist- RIGHT AGAIN (--NGO; $1,509)
12 (I27)- T or F: In the Southern Hemisphere, all clocks run counter-clockwise.
BYRON: False- CORRECT ($1,536)
13 (B5)- The orange blossom is the official flower of which state- Florida or Hawaii?
GINA: Florida- RIGHT (B-NGO; $1,541)
14 (I16)- T or F: Last July, the new lead for Broadway's "Legally Blonde" was chosen as part of a reality series.
GINA: False- TRUE
15. (I19)- How many car doors does a coupe have- 2 or 4?
GINA: 2- WIN ($1,560)

BINGO SHOOTOUT:

1. What actor whose last name starts with B plays Jack Donaghy alongside Tina Fey on "30 Rock"?
BYRON: Alec Baldwin- RIGHT
2. What I movie from 2006 starred Edward Norton as a turn of the century magician?
BYRON: "The Illusionist"- RIGHT AGAIN
3. What N was the main river of Ancient Egypt?
BYRON: Nile- WINS $1,560

Bingo Bonus Round:

B: #7- $2,000
I: #20- $2,500 ($4,500)
N: #44- $2,000 ($6,500) AND QUITS


The extra $6.5K gives him total winnings of $8,060!

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