DOND (Syn.)- We wrap up the week with #18 Maria Marcellas (who is a hotel phone operator). She swaps out for #14.
1. #11 (Nick)- BUCK
2. #3 (Billy)- $300
3. #13 (Camille)- $1,000
4. #20 (Zack)- $500
5. #8 (Todd)- $500,000
FIRST OFFER TURNED DOWN: $11,000
1. #1 (Lisa)- $100
2. #7 (Ayeme)- $100,000
3. #16 (Nicolas)- $10,000
4. #5 (Jewels)- $50
5. #10 (Carol)- $5
SECOND OFFER: $14,500- NO DEAL
1. #2 (Louie)- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #15 (Erene)- $250,000 (BIG STRIKE ONE; she was ONE OFF this amount on her final case choice)
3. #4 (Yvette)- $400
4. #6 (Lamar)- $200
THIRD OFFER: $5,500- NO DEAL
1. #9 (Krystee)- $25,000 (STRIKE TWO)
2. #22 (Phil)- $75,000 (STRIKEOUT)
FOURTH OFFER: $1,100- NO DEAL
Let's see if she's going to be the first player to hit rock bottom on this version.
1. #17 (Sean)- $5,000
2. #19 (Santiago)- $7,500
FIFTH OFFER: $500- NO DEAL
If she knocks out $2,500 on one of her next two picks, she's guaranteed to set a new record low.
19th PICK: #18 (Georgia)- $10
SIXTH OFFER: $800- NO DEAL
20th PICK: #21 (Sandra)- $25
FINAL OFFER: $1,400- DEAL (she doesn't waste any time making that decision)
Could she have been America's second penny winner?...
...YES. Oh well.
WOF: First Toss-Up belongs in the category of Fun & Games:
O C E _ _
K _ _ _ _ _ _ G
Vili solves OCEAN KAYAKING (I heard some screaming in the background while the letters were popping up; I think they might've thrown this one out but they opted not to) for $1,000. Tonight's players:
Vili Nawahi (Honolulu)- Polynesian performer and a junior at the University of Hawaii studying Communications
Terry Potalina (Kaos, HI)- Owner of a local fish company
Brianna Standing (Waimea, HI)- Saleswoman and does canoeing (I hope she doesn't feel too bad about missing the first Toss-Up)
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Landmark:
K E N N _ _ Y/_ _ _ C E/
C E _ _ E R
Brianna solves the non-Hawaii place KENNEDY SPACE CENTER for $2,000.
Round 1 is tonight's Prize Puzzle Round and the category is What Are You Doing?. Out on the wheel now, sponsored by the new movie "Madagascar 2: Escape Africa", is an African Safari worth $6,500 (Ellen just gave away one on her talk show today). Brianna just misses the Million Dollar Wedge at the start and gets a Bankrupt instead. Terry calls a pair of R's for the Wild Card but loses it back to the other Bankrupt on the Million Dollar Wedge. Brianna then calls a $300 G for the Free Spin. She later uses it after calling D for dud. After she buys the O's, we have...
_ O _ _ I N G/ON/A/
T R O _ _ E _/CAR
...she calls the L's for another $600 but loses her turn with M. Vili calls a $500 Y, the P's for another $900 and solves HOPPING ON A TROLLEY CAR for another $1,400 and a trip to the Golden Gate City (San Francisco), for a new total of $8,560 in cash and trip.
DUDS: D, M, S
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Brianna, Terry)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: DB0031448
Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category is Place. After Terry helps clean the vowels out, we have...
_ I _ _ E N
S N O R _ E L I N G
S _ O T
...after a while, I think I've got this. But she hits the same Bankrupt on the Million Dollar Wedge she hit in the last round. Brianna calls the D's for $1,000, a $300 K, and solves HIDDEN SNORKELING SPOT for another $1,300 and $3,300 total.
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Terry)
Swanson Broth Mystery Round category is Before & After. After Brianna calls the F's, we have...
F L O _ E R/_ _ _ L D-PROOF/
_ A P
...she solves FLOWER CHILD-PROOF CAP for another $3,650 and $6,950 total.
Living Things is the $3,000 Toss-Up category:
G R _ _ _ N G
S H _ E _
Brianna's in first but is wrong right away with GROWING on the first word. With only the I unrevealed, Vili solves GRAZING SHEEP to build on his lead with $11,560 in cash and trip.
Speed-Up Round category is Food & Drink and consonants are each worth the big $6,000! After Vili calls the N...
_ _ N _ - R _ L L _ _
_ _ _ _ _
...he manages to solve HAND-ROLLED SUSHI to win that amount and seal the match with $17,560! Terry has the base $1,000 to take home and Brianna instead gets $6,950.
Big Money Round: Let's see if Vili can keep up the momentum from the last round here. He spins the S in AMERICA'S and the category is On the Map. Starting with:
_ E _ _ _ N _
He calls C, B, H and I and gets...
B E I _ I N _
...he easily solves the home of this year's Summer Olympics, BEIJING, for $30,000 and $47,560 total!
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?: Our second celebrity game of the season features former KISS bandleader and "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Gene Simmons! He's playing for the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatrics AIDS Foundation. His categories are:
1st Grade Life Science
1st Grade Grammar
2nd Grade U.S. Geography
2nd Grade Vocabulary
3rd Grade Social Studies
3rd Grade World History
4th Grade Astronomy
4th Grade Math
5th Grade World Geography
5th Grade U.S. History
After choosing Jenna as his opening classmate, his first topic is Grammar.
What word is the adjective in the following sentence- "Jonathan is happy"?
He's happy because he knows it's happy. His second category is U.S. Geography.
Which of the following states extends the farthest north?
He's not sure, but he guesses Wyoming...incorrect. It was Idaho, which Jenna has to keep him alive. His second partner is Olivia and he next chooses 3rd Grade Social Studies.
The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states a person must be at least how many years old to vote in national elections?
He copies Olivia's answer of 18, which of course is right (Gene would've said 21 on his own). His next topic is 5th Grade U.S. History (WTF?).
The Battle of the Bulge was fought during what war?
He gets WWII no problem! Maybe this should've been a 3rd Grade question? Anyway, he next chooses Bryce to go to the big student podium and the benchmark category for this KISS guy is 3rd Grade World History.
What's the name of the British world leader seen here?
He must love History the best, because he quickly gets Winston Churchill for $25,000! Coming up next is Life Science.
T or F: The tangerine is a citrus fruit.
His guess of True...is right to double his money! This singer's fourth classmate selection is Francesca and he tries for another 50 grand with Vocabulary.
By definition, how many characters speak during a monologue in a play?
He gets 1 for the $100,000! The category that could be worth another $75,000 for his charity turns out to be 4th Grade Astronomy, which is a Classroom Club Question. Noah from Startown Elementary wrote the following:
What's the term for the outermost layer of the Sun's atmosphere?
Gene gets corona for $175,000! That means Jonathan's now in play for at least this $300,000 question in 4th Grade Math:
Jenna has 62 jellybeans and Bryce has 34. If they each eat half their own jellybeans, how many total jellybeans are left?
He would've been mega fired had he missed this one, but he's right with 48! Now, for the 5th Grade World Geography question:
The Bay of Bengal is part of what ocean?
He's going for it with the Indian Ocean, without even using his Peek...
...HE'S THE FIRST CELEBRITY TO REACH $500,000!!!
He doesn't want to risk it on this Million Dollar Question in the category of 5th Grade Science:
What element is represented by the letter K on the Periodic Table?
It was Potassium, which his wife Shannon knew. Gene would've said Krypton. What a comeback for this singer!
Video Bonus: Gene's decision (HD)
Don't Forget the Lyrics!: En Vogue's reuniting tonight to play this game for THREE charities- Cancer Treatment Centers of America, St. Jude and Retinoblastoma International! Standing by as potential backup singers are Lori and Dave (vocal coach). Even though this is, I do believe, the first episode officially taped for this season (this is Episode 201), the new gameboard IS NOT IN PLAY as of right now. Anyway, here are their categories:
R & B
They choose R & B first. One of their songs, "Don't Let Go (Love)", is one of the choices; the other is "Rescue Me" by Fontella Bass. Predictably, they choose "Don't Let Go (Love)" and have to fill in just three words:
"...heartbreaking, ___ _____ ___"
They get "...soul shaking love" easy.
Second is a Diana Ross song. They can choose from either "Upside Down" or "Love Child"; they opt for "Upside Down". They have another three-word target:
"...and ____ ___ ____"
They're right with "...round and round".
Disco is their third category. Now, we bring on "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees and "Best Of My Love" by the Emotions. They decide on "Best Of My Love", and get another three word target (Wayne joked they had 24 words to fill in this time):
"Want the whole wide ____ __ __"
They fill in "...world to see".
Their last category with any potential help from the host is Pop. The choices this time are "Neutron Dance" by Pointer Sisters and "You're My Best Friend" by Queen. They attempt the "Neutron Dance", and no joke this time- their next target is seven words long.
"Oh, __ ___ _____ ___ __ _____ ____"
They come up with "I'm just burning doin' the Neutron Dance" and lock it away for $25,000.
With Wayne's help now out of play, their next subject is Party Songs. The two that show up on the board are "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" by Leo Sayer and "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind & Fire. They say "Let's Groove" and six words is the target this round:
"Gonna tell you what __ __ __ ___ __ ___"
They know it's "...you can do with my love".
Their sixth chosen subject is the 1960s. Two songs from that decade are "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys and "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels. They try "My Boyfriend's Back" and get their hardest target so far- eight words. They follow after the chorus line of "(Hey la, hey la, my boyfriend's back)" appears for the second time, but they blank out. After then coming up with a base guess of "Yeah, you're gonna be in trouble...", they go for the multiple choice. Here are the answer possibilities:
A: "You been telling tales that I was untrue"
B: "Better stop your lies that I was untrue"
C: "You been spreading lies that I was untrue"
They then lock in C to reach six figures.
The next stop on their road is Rock. Choices now are "Never" by Heart and "Pinball Wizard" by The Who. "Never" is what they want, so they must fill in nine words. They follow after "Stand up". Their guess is "...and turn around, never let them shoot us down". They decide to lock it in...they're now at $200,000!
Next category is Inspirational Songs. Now on the board are "New Attitude" by Patti Labelle and "You Can Do Magic" by America. They pick "New Attitude", and they must now fill in ten. They follow "And I know". Out of their mouths comes "...where to do, ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, I got a new attitude", but that's too many words. I think they should've used only two "oohs" before singing "I got a new attitude". Instead, they change up their guess to "...what to do, I tightened up my point of view" before using their two words backup. They fill in the fifth and tenth blanks and get this:
"...what to do, I tidied up my point of view"
With that fifth word now being correct, they now lock all of that in...and they now have $350,000!
The choices for the $500,000 category, Country, are "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" by B.J. Thomas and "Achy Breaky Heart" by most recent "Nashville Star" host Billy Ray Cyrus. After some discussion, they choose "Achy Breaky Heart" and they need to fill in the right eight words to get a chance at the Million Dollar Song. They must fill in the last eight words of the chorus. Initially, they blank out, so they decide to rely on their voice coach for assistance...but he's of no help, so $350,000 will be split between their three charities! Just for the record, the last line of the chorus was "He might blow up and kill this man".
They close the show with some of their most memorable songs.
TPIR: On today's episode, the winner of the Model Search was announced. But we began with Alyssa, Dennis, Kandace and Alex; the first IUFB was a laptop with a clip of the TPIR video game (Rachael & Tamiko)!
Kandace Nunn played Stack the Deck (first time this game's been played first!) for a 2009 Ford Focus S (Std., AT, Prot, Cargo)(Brandi). Board:
The products and gameboard were modeled by Rachael.
1. Gold Bond Lotion and SnoreStop tabs
PICK: Tabs- INCORRECT ($12.99)
2. Crest toothpaste and Hot Pockets
PICK: Hot Pockets- YOU BET; CHOOSES FIRST DIGIT, UGH
($ 1 _ , _ _ _)
3. Eye drops and Os-Cal
PICK: Calcium- WRONG AGAIN ($13.45)
Her car guess was $16,739...
$ 1 6 , 7 3 9
...no way. It was $16,872. I thought this was the worst playing ever.
BTW, the Model Search winner was revealed at the end of the episode.
Dowanne then came to Contestant's Row and the second IUFB was an electric grill (Brandi).
Alex Weir from Arizona State played Check Game for thousands of dollars plus an LCD TV. He wrote his check for $5,400. ARP of the TV: $3,198, so he went over by $598.
Leaving the crowd next was Laura and the third IUFB was a drum set, being played by a guy named Ronald.
Dennis Castenguay played One Wrong Price for a dinette (Rachael) marked at $2,500, a popcorn cart (Brandi) marked at $2,164 and golf clubs marked at $2,175 (Tamiko). He thought the price of the popcorn cart was wrong...but the dinette's price was wrong instead at $1,899.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Alex ($599): 40 + 70 = OVER
Kandace ($1,100): WINS $1,000!
Dennis ($3,762): 25 + 65 = $.90
In Kandace's Bonus Spin...DO YOU BELIEVE IT, SHE'S OUR SECOND $26,000 BIG WHEEL WINNER THIS WEEK!!! That makes up for her dismal Stack the Deck playing!
Willie Hatch was next to hear the magic words (he's probably not related to the disgraced Richard of "Survivor" fame) and the fourth IUFB was flatware (Rachael).
Alyssa Arminio played Any Number for either a chest freezer (Brandi & Rachael) or a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe (Std., AT, ALB, Spoiler, Mats, Tire)(Tamiko).
1. 5- CAR ($ 1 _ , _ _ 5)
2. 8- CAR ($ 1 8 , _ _ 5)
3. 2- Piggy Bank ($ _ . 2 _)
4. 3- CAR ($ 1 8 , _ 3 5)
5. 7- Piggy Bank ($ 7 . 2 _)
6. 6- Freezer ($ 6 _ _)
7. 9- Freezer ($ 6 _ 9)
Final pick: 1- WINNER!!! ($18,135)
It was a toss up between 0 or 1 as the middle digit in the car price, and she picked the right one; well done! The freezer was $649 and Pricey Ziffel had $7.20 in it today. Her big win was going to be a big surprise for her parents, as they just got to L.A. prior to her apperance on the show!
Ashley Wiley entered Contestant's Row next and the fifth IUFB was a collection of beach towels and pants (Rachael).
Dowanne: $350 (STUPID BID)
Laura Sherburne from the state of Minnesota played Pushover for a trip to Rio (All). Board:
Her guess was $7,842 like mine...
Coming on down last was Kathleen Lathan and the final IUFB was a white gold necklace (worn by Tamiko).
Dowanne Rigg played Secret X for a hot tub (Rachael) worth $8,579. Here's how she placed her free X:
Today's SPs were controlled by Brandi:
Faucet: $189 or $229?
Travel set: $16 or $27?
She was right about the faucet being $229 and the travel set being $27. Here was her final board layout:
She almost attempted to go for Rock Bottom, but she opted not to do that. Was she about to regret changing her mind there at the end?...
...YES- Rock Bottom has its first victim of the season.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Dowanne ($3,251): Quarter + 90 = OVER
Laura ($8,400): $.50
Alyssa ($18,945): 35 + 70 = OVER BY A NICKEL
Laura's 50 cent gamble paid off!
The first showcase had a Broyhill living room (Brandi), a pair of retro-looking motorscooters (Tamiko) and a Mediterannean Cruise (Rachael)!
KANDACE PASSES TO LAURA; LAURA BIDS $21,000 ON ROOM/CRUISE SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR ROOM/CRUISE SHOWCASE: $32,000
For Kandace, we start off with the first thing you can think of when you hear "shovel, dig and hole"- new garden tools (Brandi). Second, when you hear Rich say "butcher's knife, freezer and ice pick", you can think up a new kitchen (Tamiko). Finally, as soon as we hear Rich say "fleeble, flyble and floygant", Drew's right this time- it's a new Sanibel sailboat (Rachael)!
KANDACE BIDS $24,500 ON BOAT SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF (Doesn't quite cover the boat)
MY BID FOR BOAT SHOWCASE: $29,500
The winner of the Model Search is...
...Amanda! Congratulations to her!
DIFFERENCE: $4,826 (I would've WSD'd this one)
DIFFERENCE: $1,888- WIN
Laura won $31,288 in prizes to close out the week. Kandace left with $27,100 in cash and prizes.
Video Bonus: Highlights of today's episode (including the Big Wheel win)
DOND (NBC): As of right now, we're playing for $2,000,000! The first one to try that is Steve Smiley from Sparks, NV (who works for a truck and shipping company on weekdays and sells hot dogs on weekends). His case of destiny is #22. I would like to point out that the $1 Million replaces the $750,000 and the $2 Million replaces the usual $1 Million spot.
1. #1- ONE MILLION DOLLARS
2. #26- $500
3. #9- TWO MILLION DOLLARS
4. #16- $25,000
5. #19- $500,000
6. #4- $5
FIRST OFFER: $10,000- NO DEAL
1. #5- $10
2. #10- $75
3. #14- $200,000
4. #15- BUCK
5. #6- PENNY
SECOND OFFER: $41,000- NO DEAL
1. #23- $1,000
2. #25- $10,000
3. #13- $400,000
4. #17- $25
THIRD OFFER: $32,000- NO DEAL
1. #12- $5,000
2. #24- $400
3. #2- $300
FOURTH OFFER (after it's raining hot dogs): HAL MARCH JACKPOT ($64,000)- NO DEAL
1. #20- $50
2. #3- $100,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
FIFTH OFFER: $68,000- NO DEAL
21st PICK: #18- $50,000 (STRIKE ONE)
SIXTH OFFER: $60,000- DEAL
They don't let him go through the rest of the playout...but he makes a great deal anyway, because his case just had $750! The other cases:
#7- $200 (I think he would've chosen this next)
The second contestant to go for the doubled grand prize is Tia Lampone from Pittsburgh (who is a student at UNC-Charlotte and an elementary school teacher). Instead of pounding fists with Howie, she instead bumps heads to say hello to him! The case she feels has a ton of money inside is #2.
1. #5- $300
2. #6- $400
3. #7- TWO MILLION DOLLARS
4. #12- $10,000
5. #9- $10
6. #15- $1,000
OPENING OFFER: $48,000- NO DEAL
1. #11- $5,000
2. #19- $25,000
3. #17- $50
4. #23- BUCK
5. #26- $75
SECOND OFFER: $123,000- NO DEAL
TONIGHT'S BEAT THE BANKER WINNING CASE: #3
ROUND 3 (Howie's now wearing a skateboarding helmet to protect himself):
1. #18- $75,000
2. #14- $500
3. #8- $400,000
4. #22- ONE MILLION DOLLARS (Steve Smiley should've played in this game instead)
THIRD OFFER: $77,000- NO DEAL
(WOF Time's Up Signal)
That's all for tonight. She'll be back next week to finish up. Also, on the next episode, a contestant will have TWO chances at the $2 Million!