DOND: I hope we can rebound from that major bummer at the end of yesterday's episode. Today's contestant is #13 Alexandra Pomponio (who is a waitress and a tap dancer; she even dances a little bit before the game starts!). She decides to hold on to #13 despite the fact that the big one was there yesterday (though there have been times where the big one has been in one case at least twice in a row).
1. #10 (Carol)- $10,000
2. #18 (Maria)- $500
3. #6 (Lamar)- $400
4. #7 (Ayeme)- $50,000
5. #20 (Zack)- $250,000
FIRST OFFER: $12,000- NO DEAL
1. #1 (Lisa)- $7,500
2. #2 (Louie)- $75,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
3. #14 (Georgia)- $1,000
4. #3 (Billy)- $5,000
5. #22 (Phil)- PENNY
SECOND OFFER: $17,500- NO DEAL
(Her target today: $127,000.)
1. #12 (Mary)- $5
2. #19 (Santiago)- $10
3. #16 (Nicolas)- $300
4. #5 (Jewels)- $500,000 (BIG STRIKE ONE)
THIRD OFFER: $7,500- NO DEAL
1. #11 (Nick)- $25,000 (STRIKE TWO)
2. #4 (Yvette)- BUCK
FOURTH OFFER: $7,500- NO DEAL
1. #8 (Todd)- $25
2. #21 (Sandra)- $100,000 (STRIKEOUT)
She leaves with $700. Had she gone on with Erene's #15 next, it would've been much worse- she would've knocked out $2,500. And had she gone all the way, she would've tied the record low ($50). Other cases:
#9 (Krystee)- $100
#17 (Sean)- $200
Bingo America: For Episode 2039, Karen & Matthew are playing. Score at halftime:
(Incidentially, I did GSNN representative Chico Alexander a big favor on last Monday's episode in providing the contestant names and the maingame/bonus round results, as his cable went out of whack that day.)
7 (I20)- Skiiers fear what kind of rolling snow and ice?
MATTHEW: Avalanche- RIGHT ($763)
8 (B8)- What long-running MTV reality show exposes what happens when people stop being polite?
MATTHEW: "The Real World"- CORRECT ($771)
9 (G52)- Fumanchu and walrus are both types of what men's facial fashions?
KAREN: Mustaches- CORRECT (--NGO; $823)
10 (I28)- The Apgar score is designed to assess the color and condition of what (choices not revealed)?
MATTHEW: Newborns- CORRECT ($851)
11 (B12)- T or F: Steve Martin was an original cast member of "Saturday Night Live".
MATTHEW: True- FALSE (Karen: B-NGO)
12 (N42)- Which language was found on the Rosetta Stone- Greek or Chinese?
KAREN: Greek- CORRECT ($893)
13 (G50)- T or F: According to the Wedding Report Inc., the average wedding costs over $28,000.
MATTHEW: True- CORRECT (BI-GO; $943)
14 (N31)- Amber Lee Ettinger was a 2007 Internet hit with what hit- "Obama Girl" or "Hillary Die"?
MATTHEW: "Obama Girl"- WIN ($974)
Game 2 has this setup after eight questions:
9 (I26)- This year, NASA announced plans to retire what aging space vessels in May 2010?
MATTHEW: Space shuttles- WINNER ($1,324)
Bingo Bonus Round:
B: #5- $500
I (there are now two wrecking balls on this line): #16- $750 ($1,250)
N (there are now four on this line): #33- $500 ($1,750)
G: #55- $1,000 ($2,750)
O (there are now eight on this line): #70- $500 ($3,250)
SUPERBALL: Matthew's only the second player this season to run the table here! So far, he now has $4,574. But if one of his five chosen numbers pops up here, that magically transforms into $100,000...
...BUT IT'S O72. Oh well, you win some and you lose some on big things like this. He still leaves with $4,574. And for you folks at home, the Superball now counts as a bonus round number as well. I have a feeling the producers wanted to make it a bit easier to get to the big money part.
WOF: For the first time this season, we have two male players playing the game. Tonight's first Toss-Up is a Proper Name:
T _ E/HAWAII/_ A R R I O _ _
At the last second, Charity solves THE HAWAII WARRIORS for $1,000. Our players tonight:
Charity (Lanai City, HI)- Director of distribution
Sean Walker (Waikaloa, HI)- Carpenter supervisor and martial arts instructor
Danny Valegro (Aloha, HI)- Landscape/maitenance manager
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Rhyme Time:
G _ _ A T
D _ B A _ E
Sean solves GREAT DEBATE for $2,000.
Round 1 category is Phrase and out on the wheel now is a trip to nearby Mauna Lani worth $5,000. Sean instantly calls a pair of T's for $5,000. Later, after he buys the O's, we have...
THE/TRUE/_ E _ N I N _/O _/
_ _ O H _
...I think I know. He calls a $300 G, buys the A's and solves THE TRUE MEANING OF ALOHA for another $6,150 and $8,150 total.
NO DUDS OR BANKRUPTS THIS ROUND
Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category is TV Title. Early on, Charity calls a T for a $1,000 BeachStore.com gift certificate. Later, after she calls three N's for $10,500, we have...
_ _/_ _ _/T H _ N _/_ _ _/
_ _ N/_ _ N _ E
...Cat Deeley is best known for hosting this. The Jackpot is already at $12,300. She then calls the C's for another $600 but blows the solve by a letter with DO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, likely costing her $11,900. Ouch. Sean then hits Bankrupt. Danny then calls a $300 D, buys the I, then calls a $400 K, the Y's for another $1,100, and then buys the O's. After then calling a $300 S, he solves SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for $1,600.
DUDS: R (Danny while he was on $3,500 space)
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Sean)
Swanson Broth Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Things. Early on, Charity calls a pair of T's for the Million Dollar Wedge, but she loses it just as quick to a Bankrupt. Sean then calls a $1,000 S while on a Mystery Wedge and takes the gamble...but he also gets a Bankrupt. Danny then calls a $300 H for the Free Spin, but has to use it right away after calling a dud in P; he then spins Bankrupt. Charity then calls three R's for the Wild Card, but she loses it two turns later to a Bankrupt. After Danny buys the A's, we have...
B R I G H T _ _
_ _ _ _ R E _
_ A T A M A R A N S
...he solves BRIGHTLY COLORED CATAMERANS to get us out of that tough round with another $300 and a trip to Antigua, for a new total of $10,250 in cash and trip.
BANKRUPTS: 5 (Two by Charity and Sean)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: NM02586
Video Bonus: Bankrupts-a-Plenty
The last Toss-Up's in the subject of Event:
_ E _ I C O _ _ E R
T O U _
Charity solves HELICOPTER TOUR to go to $4,000 heading into the Speed-Up Round category of Occupation. Consonants are worth $1,600 apiece; still anybody's match here. After Charity calls the S, we have...
_ _ _ L D _ N G
_ N S P _ _ T _ R
...this is for the championship...she gets BUILDING INSPECTOR to triple up to $12,000! Danny leaves with $10,450 in winnings and Sean gets $8,150.
DUDS: H, M
Big Money Round: If Charity can get the job done here, Cat Deeley and Lauren Sanchez (and maybe Lacey Schwimmer) will definitely be forgiving her. She spins the E in AMERICA'S and the category is Thing. Starting with:
_ _ _ E
_ _ N _ _ _ L L
It's ______ WINDFALL, I believe. She calls D, G, M and I and gets...
_ _ G E
_ I N D _ _ L L
...she gives some very oddball guesses like CAGE WINDWALL and CAGE KINGDOLL instead of the right answer of HUGE WINDFALL. As a result, she loses the car we have at stake for the first five Hawaii episodes- a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
Jeopardy!: David Skaar's got the tools to win at least six games. His opponents for his fourth game are:
Brian Muth (Napa, CA)- Head master
Kate McCoy (Seaford, NY)- Pre-school teacher and tutor
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
HAD A WIFE & COULDN'T KEEP HER
C'EST LA "V"
Wrapping up the Huckleberry Finn category, the champ hits the Daily Double under the $1,000 clue. With $1,200 and an early $400 lead over Muth, he makes it a True Daily Double.
Along the way Huck meets two swindlers known as the Duke and this title used for heirs to the French crown.
"What is the dofan?"...DOUBLE to $2,400! At the first break, he adds another $3,000 to that while Muth has $2,800 and McCoy has $1,000. Later, he tries to sweep Peter, Peter with this $1,000 clue:
Sir Walter Scott wrote a tale called "The Talisman" in 1825; Stephen King and this man, a little more recently.
TRIPLE STUMPER #1: Peter Strube
After the round...
...so far, he's not as dominant as he's been in the past.
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $1,000
"The Civil War: A Film By Ken Burns" (each clue is told by Burns himself)
FROM PAGE TO SCREEN
WEIGHTS & MEASURES
FISH MARKET (each correct fish is hidden somewhere in the clue)
It's a shootout between the men right now, as both are in five figures. Muth finds the first Daily Double under the $1,200 "G"eography clue with $10,200, trailing the champ by $5,000; he wagers that amount. To tie the game:
The Ceiba, held sacred by the Mayans, is the national tree of this country.
"What is Guatamala?"...TIE GAME! He then finds the other Daily Double under the $2,000 Civil War clue while leading the champ by only $400, $18,400 to $18,000. He wagers...two grand. To stay ahead:
There were more than 20,000 confederate and union casualties at this Tennessee battle, whose name means "place of peace" in Hebrew.
"What is Dicksburg?"...don't think so. It was Shilo, so he's out of the lead for now with $16,400. Left in full are Fish Market and From Page to Screen. $400 Fish Market clue:
A halberd is a shafted weapon with an axe-like balde and a spike.
Kate: "What is pike?"- CORRECT ($1,400); $800 FISH CLUE
Calving & icebergs occur when glaciers melt.
David: "What is smelt?"- RIGHT ($18,800); $400 FROM PAGE TO SCREEN CLUE
"Lost Moon" by astronaut Jim Lovell launched this 1995 film.
David: "What is Apollo 13?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($19,200); $800 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
Gustav Hasford's Vietnam War novel "The Short Timers" was recruited as the basis for this Kubrick movie.
David: "What is Full Metal Jacket?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($20,000); $1,200, SAME CATEGORY
Isaac Asimov's "The Positronic Man" became this Robin Williams film, also with "Man" in the title.
Brian: "What is Bicentennial Man?"- YOU BET ($17,600); $1,600 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
The comic book "Hellblazer" crossed over to the big screen as this 2005 Keanu Reeves flick.
David: "What is Constantine?"- RIGHT ($21,600); LAST FROM PAGE TO SCREEN CLUE
Bari Woods' novel "Twins" became this 1988 film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role.
TRIPLE STUMPER: "Dead Ringers"
$1,200 FISH CLUE:
Tahini is a yummy paste made from ground sesame seeds.
TRIPLE STUMPER: Ahi
The highest British honor, the order of the garter, was founded by Edward III in 1348.
ANOTHER TRIPLE STUMPER: Gar
FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:
In the fifth year of his reign, Ramses III of Egypt routed invaders known as "The Sea Peoples".
David: "What is trout?"- CORRECT ($23,600)
DJ! LACH TRASH: $7,200
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: World Currency.
With inflation raging there at more than 2.2 million percent, this nation issued $100 Billion notes in 2008.
Response: "What is Germany"
Final score: BUCK
Mr. Muth wrote down "What is Zimbabwe?"...
"What is Zimbabwe?"
...RIGHT! He wagered $5,500, putting him at $23,100. As for the champ...
...he put down Argentina and loses the title with a $12,000 wager, so Muth becomes the new champion and Mr. Skaar WILL NOT BE GOING TO NEXT YEAR'S TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS. Darn. But he does leave with $104,000.
TPIR: This episode began with Cheryl, Kan, Joseph and Cynthia, and the first IUFB of a treadmill (Rachael).
Cynthia Milam from Maryland played 1/2 Off. The SPs here were modeled by Brandi & Lanisha.
Fondue pot- $150
Wireless microphones- $20
PICK: Microphones- $40 ($500)
Batter dispenser- $36
PICK: Pedometer- $20 ($1,000)
Cooking timer- $24
Dolphin massager- $40
PICK: Cooking timer- $48 ($1,500)
For everything, the remaining boxes were #4 and #11. I said #4 and she agreed, with the box being brought down by Lanisha...she got all the SPs and $11,500!
Ebony came on down fifth and the second IUFB was a chair (Lanisha).
Ebony Taylor from San Diego played Flip Flop for a GEM car (Brandi & Rachael). Board:
Did she Flip Flop to $7,995...yes!
Philip then filled the green spot and the third IUFB was cookware (Brandi).
Kan: $300 (STUPID BID)
Joseph: BUCK (STUPID BID)
Because Philip Tetreault kept the green spot's winning streak intact, this Connecticut accountant played Pocket Change for a Ford Focus Coupe (Std., AT, ALB/Traction, SRadio, Mats)(Lanisha)! First number was 1.
REMAINING NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8
1. 6- YOU BET ($ 1 6 , _ _ _)
1. 5- NO WAY ($.50)
2. 8- INCORRECT ($.75)
3. 4- NO ($1)
4. 3 ($ 1 6 , 3 _ _)
1. 8- NO ($1.25)
2. 4- RIGHT ($ 1 6, 3 4 _)
5- OF COURSE ($16,345)
He needed another dollar. First envelope had a dime. Second was a nickel. Third...50 cents! He now needed at least that much or more in the last envelope to win...but it was a dime, so all of those mistakes on the third digit did him in.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Philip ($2,995): 60 + 20 = $.80
Ebony ($8,894): 60 + 45 = OVER
Cynthia ($13,133): 55 + 40 = $.95
Cynthia made it to the showcase!
Jennifer then was next to plug in the green spot and the fourth IUFB was skiing stuff (Rachael).
Joseph Herd, a deck watch officer from the U.S. Coast Guard, played Double Prices for a spa (Brandi & Lanisha). It was either $6,328 or $7,213. He picked $6,328...no sir.
Paul Amesquita came on down next and the fifth IUFB was a wine cooler (Brandi).
Paul played Pick a Pair for a trip to Ireland (Rachael) worth $4,898. Products were sleep aid, Hot Pockets, a carton of Whoppers candy, mascara, skin cream and mixed nuts. He won with the Hot Pockets and the candy at $2.49 apiece!
The last contestant was Melody Beldler and the final IUFB was an electric scooter (Lanisha).
Cheryl: $400 (SUICIDE BID)
Kan: $250 (SUICIDE BID)
TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBERS: Cheryl & Kan
Because Jenny was over by a buck, Melody, a student from Fullerton, CA and a worker at one of my favorite restaurants, Chili's, played That's Too Much for a Dodge Caliber (Fairly loaded)(Brandi).
3. $18,012- THAT'S TOO MUCH...YES INDEED!!
ARP: $17,200! Take that, audience!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Joseph ($1,913): 20 + 55 = $.75
Paul ($5,897): 55 + 55 = OVER
Melody ($17,999): Quarter + 85 = OVER
Joseph got to the Showcase.
The first Showcase began with $2,000 (Brandi)! Then, you might decide to gamble it while in Monte Carlo (Lanisha). Finally, when you're finished gambling, you might soon be driving back to your home in a new 2009 Jeep Wrangler (Std., AT)(Rachael).
CYNTHIA BIDS $26,000 ON HIGH STAKES SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF (she originally had $28,000)
MY BID FOR HIGH STAKES SHOWCASE: $32,500
For Joseph, we had a Broyhill dining room (Brandi), Blockbuster movie rentals for a year, an LCD TV and a Chevrolet HHR (Std., AT/Remote, EBH)(Lanisha)!
JOSEPH BIDS $23,500 ON ROOM/CAR SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR ROOM/CAR SHOWCASE: $25,100
DIFFERENCE: $5,416- WIN!
Joseph won $30,829 in stuff today! Cynthia never would've won today.