Wednesday, November 26, 2008

11/26/2008 Results- Thanksgiving Week, Day 3

DOND (Syn.)- #10 Alexis Mussina (a Math teacher from Homestead, FL) is hoping that the money he can win on today's episode will add up very quickly.

ROUND 1:
1. #1 (Robert)- $100,000
2. #3 (Mary Ellen)- $200
3. #5 (Kristie)- PENNY
4. #19 (Woody)- $50,000
5. #21 (Joanna)- $5

FIRST OFFER: $16,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #7 (Erica)- $25,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #11 (Blake)- BUCK
3. #13 (Hal)- $2,500
4. #15 (Julie)- $500
5. #4 (Jennifer)- $50

SECOND OFFER: $23,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #9 (Allie)- $250,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #6 (Albert)- $400
3. #12 (Kelly)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO)
4. #16 (Phillis)- $300

THIRD OFFER: $13,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #22 (Kathryn)- $100
2. #20 (Meg)- SEARS

That's Meg's second $10,000 Sears gift certificate this week! She now wants to have her kitchen renovated.

FOURTH OFFER: $27,000- DEAL

I thought he might take that deal after he regretted saying NO DEAL on the previous offer. Let's see about his case...













...just $10. But he still could've won a lot more money:

ROUND 5:
1. #18 (Terrelus)- $1,000
2. #14 (Meng)- $7,500
FIFTH OFFER: $97,000

19th PICK: #8 (Kristan)- $25
SIXTH OFFER: $149,000

20th PICK: #17 (Stephen)- $500,000 (STRIKEOUT)

Bingo America: Tonight's contestants on Episode 2058 are Cheryl & Nicholas. After Nicholas gets the first three questions right to mark off the B, the I & the O, it's time for tonight's Wild Card Question:

Debra Messing and Eric McCormick starred as fast friends on what TV comedy?

DOUBLE STUMPER: "Will & Grace"

Score at halftime in Game 1:

CHERYL: -I---
NICHOLAS: BI--O
BANK: $687

NUMBERS CALLED TO THIS POINT: I23, B5, O72, I18, B6 & O63

8 (G57)- What popular Japanese dish consists of batter-dipped, deep-fried seafood or vegetables?
CHERYL: Sashumi- ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
NICHOLAS: Tempura- CORRECT (BI-GO; $744)
9 (G46)- What former First Lady shares credit with her own dog for writing "Millie's Book"?
NICHOLAS: Barbara Bush- RIGHT AGAIN ($790)
10 (B14)- Itching caused by poison oak or chicken pox can be soothed with what kind of lotion?
NICHOLAS: Calamine- YOU BET ($804)

50/50 TIME:
11 (G58)- T or F: A millipede has 1,000 legs.
NICHOLAS: True- NO (Cheryl: -I-G-)
12 (B9)- N'SYNC or Backstreet Boys- Nick Carter fronted which band?
CHERYL: Backstreet Boys- CORRECT (BI-G-; $813)
13 (O61)- T or F: Dumbella Duck was the mother of Huey, Duey & Luey.
NICHOLAS: True- CORRECT ($874)
14 (N39)- Jim Belushi or Jim Carrey- which Jim got his start on "In Living Color"?
CHERYL: Jim Carrey- CORRECT (BING-; $913)
15 (O68)- T or F: The U.S. has a naval base at the North Pole.
NICHOLAS: False- YOU BET ($981)
16 (N32)- T or F: The funny bone is located just below the ankle.
CHERYL: False- RIGHT ($1,013)
17 (N43)- Hickey or Dickey- which is a type of detachable collar?
CHERYL: Dickey- RIGHT AGAIN ($1,056)
18 (N31)- T or F: Only female mosquitoes feed on blood.
NICHOLAS: True- WIN ($1,087)

By far, the longest round of the season.

Heading into the tenth question of the second game, here's the score:

CHERYL: BI---
NICHOLAS: -INGO

BANK: $1,481

NUMBERS CALLED TO THIS POINT: O73, I16, G60, O70, G57, B11, I22, N35 & G50

10 (B9)- What world's largest Washington D.C. book collection serves as the U.S. copyright agency?
NICHOLAS: Library of Congress- WINS MATCH ($1,490)

Bingo Bonus Round:

B: #5- $1,500
I: #24- WIPEOUT (fourth this season)

WOF: Back in California, the first Toss-Up category is Event:

O _ E _ _ N G

_ E R E M _ _ _ E S

Tara solves OPENING CEREMONIES for $1,000.

$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: VH02407

Tonight's players:

Tara Ray (Spokane, WA)- Professional disc golfer
Bill Emoria (Palentine, IL but originally from Bombay, India)- Investment advisor and just finished a book about retirement
Tracey Gracin (Shreveport, LA)- Finanical manager and police dispatcher

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Rhyme Time:

_ H E/_ A _ E/_ F/_ _ E/

G A _ _

THE NAME OF THE GAME is "Wheel of Fortune", and Tara knows that to jump to $3,000.

Round 1 category is Before & After and a $6,000 Florida trip is now on the wheel. Tara starts out with five T's for the Wild Card. After then calling four H's for $10,000, she hangs on to it for now. After she calls the W's a little later, we have...

_ _ T/W _ T H/THE/_ _ _/_ _/W _ T H/

THE/_ E W/_ _ _ _ E _

...I think I've got this now. After a pair of N's for another $1,000, she buys the I's and the O's but then calls a dud in S. Bill calls the R's for $1,200, the L for the trip, a $300 D but then a dud of C. Tracey hits Bankrupt, giving the all-important control back to Tara...and she solves OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW YORKER for another $12,050 and $15,050 total!

DUDS: C, S
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Tracey)

Campbell's Soup Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Food & Drink. Midway in the round, Tracey calls three C's for $900 and the Free Spin, but then has to use it right away after spinning Lose a Turn. A little later, she calls a $500 B while on Jackpot and we have...

_ _ A _ _ A C _ S/_ _ _ E/_ R I E S/&/

CANADIAN/B A C _ N

...she can't solve for an $8,450 Jackpot. She calls a pair of F's for another grand, buys a pair of O's to clean out the vowels and then calls a $300 M. After a $300 H, she spins the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose $5,300. That allows Tara to solve FLAPJACKS, HOME FRIES & CANADIAN BACON for a trip to Vancouver worth $5,274, bringing her new total to $20,324 in cash and trip!

DUDS: T
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Tracey)

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: EV0002079

Swanson Broth Mystery Round category is Show Biz. Tracey immediately hits her third Bankrupt this night. After she calls the H's, we have...

S _ _ E _ _ O _ E _/_ _ _/T _/HOST/

H E _ _ _/_ _ _ _

...she's best associated with "Project Runway" and Seal. After buying the A, she hits Bankrupt to lose her Wild Card and $2,250. Bill then calls a $550 R, the D's for another $900, and then lands on the Mystery Wedge next to Lose a Turn. He calls an N and flips...$10,000! But he loses that and the other $1,450 to a Bankrupt. Ouch. Tracey calls the M's for $800, the L's to go to two grand and buys the U's, then calls a $700 P and buys the I's to clear out the vowels.
Unfortunately, while trying to pick up the Million Dollar Wedge, she calls a dud in G. Tara then solves SUPERMODEL AND TV HOST HEIDI KLUM to keep her perfect record intact and go to $21,324!

DUDS: G
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Everybody)

Last Toss-Up category is Person:

_ _ A D U _ _ E

S T _ _ _ _ _

Tara solves GRADUATE STUDENT to go to $24,324! And it's time for our Speed-Up Round with the category being Phrase, and the consonants are worth $1,300 apiece. That means if Tara wins this round, she will be the second player this season to run the table in the maingame, joining Jeremy Setti. After she calls four T's to start...

_ _ _ _/T _ _ T/

T _ _ _ _ _ T

...she guesses HOLD THAT THOUGHT...SHE'S SCORED THE MAINGAME SWEEP!!! Her winning total is $29,524! The other two split $2,000.

Big Money Round: Since we're resuming a week we started on the week of Election Day, the Volkswagen Eos is back in play for the rest of this week. Let's see if Tara can put a nice cherry on top of her maingame sweep tonight. She spins the M in AMERICA'S and the category is On the Map. Starting with:

_ _ N E _ _

This is in Alaska. She calls P, M, C and O but none are there. Can she still get JUNEAU?...











...NO, AND EVEN WORSE- SHE'S THE THIRD $100,000 LOSER OF THE SEASON. Darn. What an unfortunate way to end such a good show tonight. That's the second TOTAL TRAINWRECK bonus round of the season.

Video Bonus: About 11 minutes of tonight's episode

DOND (NBC): The Thanksgiving spectacular continues with Ashley Otte from Randolph, MN (who is a college student and a waitress). She's hoping $2 Million is on her silver platter that's marked #26. She brings out a pumpkin pie for the Banker.

ROUND 1:
1. #4- $750
2. #11- $50
3. #13- $400
4. #15- $500,000
5. #5- $5
6. #14- $25

FIRST OFFER: $123,000- NO DEAL

Tonight's Beat the Banker game is worth a very tasty $50,000!

ROUND 2:
1. #7- $5,000
2. #9- $200
3. #17- $100
4. #19- $10
5. #10-$200,000

SECOND OFFER: $188,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #2- $100,000
2. #20- $300
3. #21- $75
4. #8- ONE MILLION DOLLARS

THIRD OFFER: $125,000
BANKER BONUS: A cage of turkeys
DECISION: NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #18- $300,000
2. #3- $75,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
3. #22- $400,000 (STRIKE ONE; LITTLE SAFETY NET REMAINING)

FOURTH OFFER: $77,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #1- $10,000
2. #16- $25,000

FIFTH OFFER: $146,000- NO DEAL

TONIGHT'S $50,000 BEAT THE BANKER WINNING CASE: #4

21st PICK: #12 (she wanted to go with #6 at first)- PENNY

SIXTH OFFER: $260,000- DEAL!

Now, for the all-important question. Has this lady passed up $2 Million- the opportunity of a lifetime?...

























...YES!!!!

OUCH. Here was the rest of the playout before that point had she gone on:

22nd PICK: $1
OFFER: $512,000

23rd PICK: #25- $50,000 (the safety net was totally gone at this point)
OFFER: $720,000

24th PICK: #23- $500
FINAL OFFER: $1.1 Million

THAT'S THE SECOND BIGGEST PRIZE PASSED UP IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN VERSION OF THE SHOW (the highest was $3 Million). At least she didn't have that much of a safety net remaining late in the game.

Video Bonus: $2 Million heartbreaker

Jeopardy!: Nathaniel Barnes is now a two-day champion with $31,500 so far. He defends the title tonight against:

Erin Haramoto (Sunderland, MA)- Lab instructor
Durant Gipson (Houston, TX)- Recent graduate

Opening categories:

NORDIC TRACK
TV TITLE TWOSOMES
DEAR JOHN
HOW CAN WE MISS YOU IF YOU NEVER LEAVE?
I'M SO "SHR"
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (all clues here are told by the Clue Crew from said location)

To close out the "SHR" category, Haramoto finds the Daily Double with $2,800. That's twice as much as the champ's current score ($1,400); Gipson has $800 right now. Her wager is EVERYTHING:

Last name shared by the founder and the chairman of the Special Olympics.

"Who is Shriver?"...DOUBLE to $5,600! At the first break, she has $6,800, the champ has $1,200 and Gipson's $200 in the hole. At the end of the round...

Nathaniel: $2,400
Durant: $1,200
Erin: $9,400

...her lead gets even bigger.

ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $4,000

DJ! Categories:

NORDIC TRACKS
SUBTITLES
FREEBIES
PAINTED LADIES

LET'S GET IN SHAPE
SOME GOOD "PR"

Unlike in Round 1, Barnes goes Daily Double Hunting early on this round and manages to find the first Daily Double under the $2,000 Painted Ladies clue. He's now at $5,600; Haramoto now has $9,400 and Gipson has $1,200. The champ's wager is three large.

This lovely Vermeer painting is sometimes referred to as the Dutch "Mona Lisa".

"What is Girl with the Pearl Earring?"...RIGHT to go to $8,600! Haramoto finds the other Daily Double as the last clue of the round under the $1,600 Let's Get in Shape clue with $20,200. The champ's currently at $15,800 and Gipson's at $1,600. Her wager is $5,000. Her lead is on the line with this clue:

The Star of David, consisting of two equilateral triangles, forms this plane figure in its interior.

"What is a hexagon?"...IS RIGHT to go to $25,200! Time expires before the $2,000 clue in the same category can be revealed.

DJ! LACH TRASH: $6,000

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Nathaniel: $15,800
Durant: $1,600

Erin: $25,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Nathaniel: $14,800
Durant: $1,600
Erin: $20,000


Tonight's Ask Alex segment asked him who the all-time winner on this show is. Of course, it's Brad Rutter!

FJ! CATEGORY: Food Brands.

In 1954 Swift chose this word that means "a chubby person" as its new brand's name to convey plumpness and tenderness.

I think it's Ball Park Franks, but I'm not totally sure.

DURANT:
Response: "What is Pilsbury"
Wager: ALL IN
BUST


The champ wrote down "What is Butterball" after he crossed out something else...










"What is Butterball"

...RIGHT! He wagered ten grand, giving him $25,800. Haramoto...has Spam instead, so Barnes is now a three-day champion! Total for him right now: $57,300.

2 comments:

Octavarium64 said...

What a bunch of trash that Deal promo was. The contestant made a horrible comment too, but I'll get to that later.

Now, after having already acknowledged that DonD needs fixing, NBC gives us this promo, which states that there will be a "record-breaking" offer of $1,100,000. And so it happens that we get this in the playout, where $1,100,000 is not record-breaking.

What sort of morons are running NBC nowadays that they see the need to lie to their viewers while their show is at risk of execution?

Octavarium64 said...

Meanwhile, we get this awful comment from the contestant. "I bet you a lot of money I'm not going to take that offer!" Well, you know what, Ashley? YOU DID. And on a 63.4% offer.

Why she didn't look at the board first is beyond me...