TPIR: Only three episodes this week. Episode 4531K begins with Nicole, Joyce, Barac and Laura. The first IUFB is a water bounce platform (Amber).
Barac: $450 (STAGE GARF)
Joyce Forrest, orginally from New Orleans, plays Range Game for a snowmobile (Phire). I'm sure those people at Golden-Road.net are happy about this- since Roger's no longer doing the Pricing Game schedules, the first game's usually supposed to be for a car or cash. Not the case today for whatever reason.
Anyway, the range today is $7,800-$8,400. She stops the big range at $7,984-$8,134. ARP: $7,999!
Sharon takes over the orange spot and the second IUFB is a bumper pool table (Gabrielle & Phire).
Barac Wimberly, a tour bus driver from St. Petersburg, FL, plays Temptation for a Mini Cooper Convertible (Std., Prot)(Amber). First number is 2. The first gift is an electric stove (Gabrielle) with a price of $399 and he picks 3 as the second number. Second is an instrument/accessory package (Phire) marked at $558 and he chooses 8 as the third number. Third is a training bike (Gabrielle) marked at $799 and he selects 9 as the fourth number. The last gift is five grand in cash (Phire) and he picks 5 as the last number. His Mini Cooper price guess thus is $23,895, but he later changes it to $29,895. Wisely, he decides to bail out and take $6,756 in gifts. And believe it or not, he had the right car price the first time ($23,895)! I would've said $23,570 for the Mini Cooper.
Coming on down sixth is David Holcomb and the third IUFB is a washer/dryer (Amber).
Sharon Davis plays Switch? for SCUBA gear marked at $2,160 (Gabrielle) and a motorscooter marked at $1,499 (Phire). Much to the audience's dismay, she leaves the prices alone...shut up, crowd, she wins!
TODAY'S WIN AT HOME PRIZE: Floor clock (Amber)
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Sharon ($5,427): 15 + 15 = $.30 (she was spinning the wheel skillfully)
Joyce ($8,899): Dime + 60 = $.70
Barac ($9,856): 40 + 55 = $.95
Barac's in the Showcase!
Leaving the CBS mob next is Laura Missora and the fourth IUFB is a portable boat (Phire; very awkward green screen action there).
Laura M.: $550
Laura R.: $1,201
Nicole Erdosy plays Super Squeeze Play for a T@B trailer (Gabrielle). Board:
She removes the second 1 for a guess of $14,595...but she should've removed the first 5 instead (ARP: $14,195).
Christopher Mifflin from the Marines is called on down next and the next IUFB is a set of power tools (Gabrielle).
Laura R.: $751
Laura M.: BUCK
Laura Mazzora plays Pick a Pair for patio furniture (Amber & Phire) worth $8,586. Products today are Clorox bleach, a box of jellybeans, nail kit, StressEez, Gatorade and soup. She wins by picking both the drink and the soup at $1.29 apiece!
Getting called down last is Rachel Strauss and the final IUFB is an Ashley bed (Phire).
ARP: $2,099, so Laura Riggs escapes the First Four Breakfast Club!
This social worker now plays Money Game for a Ford Fusion (Std., AT, Prot, Mats)(Amber & Gabrielle). Board:
MIDDLE NUMBER: 6 ($ _ _ , 6 _ _)
She gets 21 right away as the first two numbers ($ 2 1 , 6 _ _). She then chooses 49...first Money Game EXACTA of the season right there ($21,649)! Too bad Drew was rushing through this game to kill a bit of the excitement.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Nicole ($1,599): 45 + 95 = OVER
Laura M. ($9,256): 35 + 90 = OVER
Laura B. ($23,748): WINS BY DEFAULT AT $.45
Briggs wins the battle of the Lauras!
First Showcase has an Ashley living room (Gabrielle), a security system and a trip to Bangkok (Phire).
LAURA PASSES TO BARAC; BARAC BIDS $11,750 ON ROOM/TRIP SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF
MY BID FOR ROOM/TRIP SHOWCASE: $17,550
For Laura, we see Amber being stuck to a wall. As a result, she can't answer an important call on a new cell phone. Also, she can't get to the remote to turn the channel on a new TV (Phire). But more importantly, because she's glued to that wall, Gabrielle decides to steal her set of keys to a new Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (Std., EBH).
LAURA BIDS $23,500 ON CAR SHOWCASE (won't cover the car, but it's a fine bid)
MY BID FOR CAR SHOWCASE: $26,900
DIFFERENCE: $1,894- WIN!
Laura Riggs wins $49,142 in prizes today, including two automobiles!
DOND: It's Holiday Wish Week (the 27th week of episodes taped) presented by Sears! The set is designed like it's Christmas. Today's player is #2 Marceia Hawkins from Chicago (who is a retail store manager). During this week's games, the $10,000 is replaced by a $10,000 Sears gift certificate.
1. #17 (Stephen)- $250,000
2. #9 (Allie)- $75,000
3. #11 (Blake)- $5
4. #18 (Terrelus)- $50
5. #8 (Kristan)- $25,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
FIRST OFFER: $14,000- NO DEAL
1. #16 (Phillis)- $25
2. #1 (Robert)- $200
3. #13 (Hal)- $100,000 (STRIKE ONE)
4. #22 (Kathryn)- $100
5. #15 (Julie)- PENNY
SECOND OFFER: $9,000- NO DEAL
1. #19 (Woody)- $500
2. #12 (Kelly)- $400
3. #10 (Alexis)- $5,000
4. #20 (Meg)- SEARS
Meg is today's $10,000 Sears gift certificate winner! She wants a new bedroom.
THIRD OFFER: $18,500- NO DEAL
1. #14 (Meng)- $50,000 (STRIKE TWO)
2. #6 (Albert)- BUCK
FOURTH OFFER: $12,000- NO DEAL
1. #4 (Jennifer)- $7,500
2. #21 (Joanna)- $1,000
FIFTH OFFER: $33,000- NO DEAL
19th PICK: #5 (Kristie)- $500,000 (STRIKEOUT)
She leaves with the $300 in her case. The other cases:
#3 (Mary Ellen)- $2,500 (she eliminated this next)
#7 (Meredith)- $10
Bingo America: It's Episode 2056 and the players are Alicia & Luke. Like last week's episodes, this week's shows are sponsored by I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. The score at Game 1's halftime mark:
NUMBERS CALLED UP TO THIS POINT: O61, B4, N37, I15, I23 & B9
7 (G46)- In what popular party and wedding dance do people flap their arms like wings?
LUKE: The Chicken Dance- CORRECT (BING-; $705)
8 (B13)- In what Steven Spielberg movie does a spaceship land at Wyoming's Devil Tower?
ALICIA: "Close Enounters of the Third Kind"- CORRECT (BI--O; $718)
9 (N34)- What wooly farm animal can remember faces of up to 50 in its herd?
LUKE: Sheep- YOU BET ($752)
10 (N45)- The famous Trevie Fountain delights tourists in what European capital?
LUKE: London- NO
ALICIA: Rome- RIGHT (BIN-O; $797)
11 (G59)- In a classic Nena song, how many "Red Balloons" go by?
ALICIA: 99- WIN ($856)
Heading into the fifth question of Game 2, here's the score now:
NUMBERS CALLED UP TO THIS POINT: N41, B9, O75 & N37
5 (O61)- The Conquistadors, who invaded Central & South America, were from what country?
LUKE: Spain- RIGHT ($1,079)
6 (WILD)- In the Old Testament, whose father gave him a coat of many colors?
LUKE: Isaac- NO WAY
ALICIA: Joseph- YES INDEED (B-NG-; $1,179)
7 (G58)- Nick Lachey divorced whom in 2006?
LUKE: Jessica Simpson- YOU BET (---GO; $1,237)
8 (B10)- Opened in 1965, what was the first domed stadium in the world?
LUKE BLANKS OUT
ALICIA: Astrodome- CORRECT ($1,247)
9 (I17)- Despite a high-profile 2004 wedding, who announced she would be divorcing Al Reynolds this year?
ALICIA: Star Jones- RIGHT AGAIN (BING-; $1,264)
10 (O65)- Called "The Scurge of God", what 5th Century warrior was leader of the Huns?
ALICIA: Atillah- WINNER ($1,329)
Bingo Bonus Round:
B: #11- $1,000
I: #17- $2,500 ($3,500)
N: #38- $3,000 ($6,500)
G: #55- $2,500 ($9,000)
O: #75- OUCH
She could've gone home with over ten grand, but noooooooo. We have another record bonus round loss.
WOF: Tonight's first Toss-Up puzzle category is Food & Drink:
K _ _ _
C _ _ F E E
Gary solves KONA COFFEE for $1,000.
$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: GN00629
We have another panel with two male players and one female. Here they are:
Gary Fagow (Pepeekeo, HI)- Bed & Breakfast restaurant owner
Keliiikeole (Hilo, HI)- House painter
Sherry Alpeachy (La'ie, HI)- Radiology technologist; she's best known as Peach
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Around the House:
B _ V E _ _ D
M _ R R _ _
Peach solves BEVELED MIRROR (that could've been a Triple Stumper) for $2,000.
After a Sante Fe, NM trip worth $6,490 goes onto the wheel, the Round 1 category is Thing. After Peach buys the I's, we have...
S T E R _ I _ _
S I _ _ E R
_ R _ _ E _ E T
...she solves STERLING SILVER BRACELET for another $3,200 and $5,200 total.
Campbell's Soup Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Event. Gary hits an instant Bankrupt.
After Keliiikeole calls the K's, we have...
E _ _ _ _ R _ N _
A N _ _ E N T
R _ _ N S
...he calls a $400 C, buys the I's and the U, calls a $300 G, then cleans out the vowels with the only O at the top. After a $550 L, he solves EXPLORING ANCIENT RUINS for $4,950 and a trip to Costa Rica, for a total of $11,850 in cash and trip.
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Gary)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: LC2339981
Swanson Broth Mystery Round category is Before & After. For the second straight round, we start with a Bankrupt, this time by Keliiikeole. Peach then lands on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar Wedge and calls four S's. She decides to flip it...oops. A little later, Keliiikeole calls a $300 D for the Free Spin, but immediately has to use it after hitting Bankrupt again. After he buys the I's, we have...
_ O O _ I E/S _ E E T S/AND/
_ I L L O _ _ A S E S
...he solves COOKIE SHEETS AND PILLOWCASES to go to $12,850.
BANKRUPTS: 4 (Keliiikeole twice)
$3,000 Toss-Up category is Show Biz:
_ N S _ _ N T
_ _ _ L _ Y
INSTANT REPLAY is not necessary here because Peach solves it to go to $8,200. Speed-Up Round category is Place and consonants are worth $1,300 apiece. Anybody can still win here. After Peach calls the S's...
_ _ _ _ N _ S _ _ N
R _ S T _ _ R _ N T
...she solves POLYNESIAN RESTAURANT for another $5,200 and the championship with $13,400! Keliiikeole has $12,850 and Gary leaves with $1,000. I thought everybody played well tonight; too bad the maingame scores weren't much higher.
Big Money Round: Peach spins the A in GAME and the category is Thing. Starting with:
_ _ L _
_ _ T
She calls P, D, H and O and gets...
_ O L _
H _ T
...she goes into the wrong direction early with BOLD HUT, then gets HAT late, but she's wrong in the end with BOLD HAT. It was GOLF HAT and she's the third player to lose the BMW.
After we see a flashback moment from 12 years ago with Pat's child Maggie coming out in Hawaii, we then see pictures of her grown up!
Jeopardy!: After a two-week layoff, Brian Muth, with $43,800 and two wins under his belt, defends his title tonight against:
Jean MacKay Jackson (Tulsa, OK)- Online researcher
Nathaniel Barnes (Toronto)- Bartender/composer
DR. ALEX' OLD-TIME FEEL-GOOD MEDICINE SHOW
SULLIVAN AWARD WINNERS
YOU'RE A REAL GEM!
HUEY LONG & THE NEWS
15 MINUTES OF FAME
"E" FOR EFFORT
Barnes goes Daily Double Hunting after "E" For Effort gets cleaned out. But Jackson beats him to the punch just before the first break under the $800 Huey Long & The News clue with $2,200; she leads Barnes by $200. The champ's got $1,800. Her wager is $1,000.
In 1935 Huey was assassinated in this city's 34-story Art Deco building, then the South's tallest.
"What is New Orleans?"...right state, wrong city. It was Baton Rouge, so she drops to $1,200.
At the first break, Barnes has $2,200, the champ's still at $1,800 and Jackson's still at $1,200. Let's see how the scores change after this round:
Boy, we've got a tightie so far.
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $3,800
THE GREAT CANADIAN NOVEL
KINGS OF THE BIG SCREEN
SERIOUS ABOUT CEREAL
ALL MY "EX"ES
LIVE IN TEXAS
Barnes continues to go Daily Double Hunting, and it works for him this time as he finds the first DD under the $800 Astronomers clue after the first two clues in Kings of the Big Screen go by. He has $5,200 and a $600 lead over the current champ, while the lady has $3,800. His wager is a big three grand. The clue:
This pole's "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium" was published with a disclaimer to avoid charges of heresy.
"Who is Copernicus?"...RIGHT to keep the lead and go to $8,200! Not too long after that, Jackson finds the other Daily Double under the $1,600 "EX" clue with five grand. Her wager is $2,000.
An official of the church charged with taking care of the edifice; does that ring a bell?
"What is a sexton?"...right to to go to $7,000!
DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,200
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Nathaniel: $23,800 (lock game; prior to a reverse ruling on one of Brian's incorrect responses, that wasn't the case)
Barnes got really hot in the middle part of DJ!
FJ! CATEGORY: Shakespeare's Women.
The last words spoken by this character are "What's done cannot be undone: To bed, to bed, to bed".
Response: "Who is Lady MacBeth"
Final score: $18,200
Response: "Who is Lady Macbeth?"
Wager: ALL IN
Final score: $23,600
Response: "Who is Lady Macbeth?"
Wins with: $23,900
Muth leaves with $44,800.
Video Bonus: Will Shortz tries to help a contestant win $100,000 on "Millionaire"