Wednesday, December 10, 2008

12/10/2008 Results

TPIR: Time for Episode 4543K, and we begin with Doyle, Brittania, Troy and Loriann. Drew comes out in a GEM car and mentions that he's doing entrances like this one for the next several shows because of suffering a toe injury on one of his feet, requiring him to use a cane and a special shoe to help him move all over the stage.

Back to the game, the first IUFB is a JBL home theater sound system (Rachael).

Loriann: $1,250
Doyle: SEVEN BUCKS
Brittania: $1,100
Troy: $551

ARP: $1,597

Loriann Sullivan will start off trying to give us the first $10,000 Grand Game win of the season. Today's target price is $11 and the products are Ester-C (500 mg), Venus razor kit, trash bags, Walgreens pain reliever, eye drops and vitamin water.

1. Trash bags: $8.79 ($10)
2. Water: $3.99 ($100)
3. Razor kit: $9.99 ($1,000)

Her last pick is the eye drops...but they're $13.49, so this game is still winless! Darn. The pain reliever was $8.99 and the Ester-C was $17.99.

Coming out of the crowd fifth is Jose Lerma and the second IUFB is a pair of digital cameras (Stephanie & Tamiko).

Jose: $649
Doyle: $600
Brittania: $900
Troy: $550

ARP: $599

Thanks to his love of bidding $550 and $551, Troy Hatt plays Pathfinder for a 2009 Ford Ranger (Std., AT, AC, Seats, Prot, Moulding)(Stephanie & Tamiko). Board:

15289
06937
23156
54790
18013

The SPs modeled by Rachael:

Toiletry bag: $17 or $30?
Video game: $15 or $30?
Cappuccino maker: $70 or $90?

He steps to 7 as the second number...incorrect. He guesses that the bag is $17...right. He then steps to the 5...incorrect, so we should pretty much now what the second digit in the truck price is. He then believes the cappuccino maker is $90...yes, but he steps to 3 as the second number- ugh. To stay in the game and to step to that 9, he says the video game is $30...yes
($ 1 9 , _ _ _). He then goes with 3 as the third number...yes
($ 1 9 , 3 _ _)! Next, he walks to 7 as the fourth number...sorry. ARP of the truck was $19,382; we finally have a person that knows how cheap Rangers can be, but today was the wrong day. He might've at least gotten to the last number had he not stepped to the 3 as the second number.

Next is Ruth Pendergraft and the third IUFB is a new dinette (Tamiko; those flashing chevrons regularly used for cars in this display are way out of place for this display).

Ruth: $850
Jose: $1,800
Doyle: $750
Brittania: $1,000

ARP: $1,495

Britannia Hurst plays Make Your Move for a vintage car (Rachael), some gouchi bags (Rachael) and a trip to London (Stephanie). Board:

399105200

We should pretty much know where the trip should go. Here's what she guesses for everything:

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It was a toss-up...and she went the right way!

TODAY'S WIN AT HOME PRIZE: JVC LCD TV (Stephanie)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Troy ($736): 55 + 45 = WINS $1,000!
Loriann ($1,597): 65 + 50 = OVER
Brittania ($7,644): WINS $1,000 ALSO!

BONUS SPIN SPIN-OFF:
Troy: $.75
Brittania: $.75

SPIN-OFF, TAKE 2 (bonus money out of play at this point):
Troy: $.15
Brittania: $.65

After a lot of work, Brittania goes to the Showcase!

Alfred La Gratta then comes on down and the fourth IUFB is an eliptical trainer (Stephanie).

Alfred: $1,300
Ruth: $1,500
Jose: $1,200
Doyle: BUCK

ARP: $999

Doyle San Nicholas, who works for the 146 Air Evac, plays One Away for a Ford Fusion (Fairly loaded)(Rachael). Tamiko helps out with the game board today. Wrong price:

$ 3 2 , 7 2 5

His first guess:

$ 2 1 , 8 3 4

Once again, like the episode with the soap opera cameo role offered in the Showcase, Drew just simply asks the sound effects lady each time...three are right. He changes to:

$ 2 3 , 6 3 4

And he is...






$ 2 3 , 6 3 4

...NOT a winner. ARP: $23,814.

Next is Barbara Kostich and the fifth IUFB is a pair of Lionel train sets (Tamiko).

Barbara: $650
Alfred: $750
Ruth: $550
Jose: BUCK

ARP: $1,232

Alfred from Kendall Park plays One Right Price for an off-road vehicle (Rachael) and a washer/dryer (Stephanie). After Tamiko shows off the One Right Price of $2,599, he originally has it on the off-road vehicle, but changes it to the washer/dryer...darn you, audience- the washer/dryer actually costs even more, $3,398 to be exact.

The last person on Rich's list today is Benjamin Chavez and the final IUFB is soccer equipment with two members of the L.A. Galaxy modeling it!

Benjamin: $895
Ruth: $750
Jose: $799
Barbara: BUCK

ARP: $2,100

Benjamin, a police officer, plays Squeeze Play for a brass bed (Tamiko). Board:

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It's a toss-up between $6,298 and $6,498. He goes with neither one, $6,248. ARP: $6,298.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Doyle ($999): 30 + 95 = OVER
Alfred ($1,232): $.80
Benjamin ($2,100): 30 + 85 = OVER

Alfred faces the day's only winner in today's Showcase.

The first Showcase has an Ashley living room (Rachael), a laptop that Drew wrote to have intentionally dropped by Tamiko (yuck) and a trip to Japan (Stephanie).

BRITTANIA PASSES TO ALFRED; ALFRED BIDS $18,900 ON ROOM/TRIP SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR ROOM/TRIP SHOWCASE: $16,500

Now, for Brittania's Showcase. You know that dunk tank thing Ellen DeGeneres likes to do on her talk show nowadays? Well, for this Showcase, Rich's in one now (modeled by Rachael)! If he doesn't read off all the prizes in this Showcase amongst a wordy script within 90 seconds, he'll go into the water. They are a BBQ smoker (Tamiko), a video arcade game (Stephanie) and a 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid (Std., Prot)(Tamiko). He didn't even finish off the car plug in time, so goodbye, Rich.

BRITTANIA BIDS $32,000 ON CAR SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR CAR SHOWCASE: $34,500

Video Bonus: Today's Showcases

BRITTANIA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $32,500

ARP: $34,850
DIFFERENCE: $2,350

ALFRED'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $18,900
ARP: $21,104
DIFFERENCE: $2,204- WIN BY $146

Tough loss for Brittania, but she still leaves with $8,644 in cash and prizes. Alfred barely wins his Showcase and $22,336 in stuff.

DOND: Is today's player at #3...no, she's at #17- Pamela Thornton. She's a transcriptor for a police department. She then swaps out for lucky #7.

ROUND 1:
1. #13 (Kassanddra)- $50
2. #10 (Jennifer)- BUCK
3. #15 (Kimberly)- $250,000
4. #8 (Bob)- $1,000
5. #4 (Bunny)- $500

FIRST OFFER: $13,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #16 (Lisa)- $7,500
2. #5 (Melanie)- $400
3. #21 (Gaile)- $2,500
4. #12 (Veronica)- PENNY
5. #3 (Vanessa)- $10,000

SECOND OFFER: $21,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #14 (Josh)- $100,000
2. #2 (Holly)- $100
3. #19 (Tressa)- $10
4. #20 (Ishman)- $25

THIRD OFFER: $35,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #6 (David)- $500,000 (she was ONE OFF; DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #18 (Herman)- $300

FOURTH OFFER: $12,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #1 (Daryl)- $5,000
2. #11 (Penny)- $5

FIFTH OFFER: $18,000- NO DEAL

19th PICK: #9 (Tanya)- $25,000 (STRIKE ONE)

SIXTH OFFER: $25,000- NO DEAL

20th PICK: #17 (Yvette)- $200 (LEFT SIDE CLEARED!)

She's now guaranteed $50,000!

FINAL OFFER: $61,000- DEAL

She made a very questionable decision there...but her case had $50,000, so she actually made a great deal!


WOF: Opening Toss-Up category is Movie Title:

_ _ _ G/_ U/P _ _ _ _

Miriam solves KUNG FU PANDA for a grand.

$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: JW1091261

Tonight's pet lover contestant panel:

Miriam Gleck (Miami, FL)- Personal trainer
Gary Labasor (Pullman, WA)- Law enforcement officer and former heavy equipment mechanic (gosh, I hope he didn't see that blown solve from another Gary last night dealing with his former job!)
Emerald Fratnis (Kailua Kona, HI)- Male order coffee manager and former U.S. Army veteran

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Around the House:

_ I N D _ _

C O V E _ _ _ G S

Miriam triples her money with WINDOW COVERINGS.

Round 1 category is Phrase and out on the wheel now is a trip to Annapolis, MD worth $5,625. After calling a $300 T, Miriam hits the first Bankrupt of the night. Gary then immediately hits Bankrupt as well. Emerald then calls a C for the Wild Card. She then calls the N's for $1,000 and we have...

A/CAT/_ A _/N _ N _/

_ _ _ _ _

...gosh, I wish the same could be said for my family's former dogs. She buys the E's and solves A CAT HAS NINE LIVES for her first $1,000.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Miriam, Gary)

IHOP Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Fun & Games. For the second round in a row, Gary hits a Bankrupt immediately. Emerald then calls four N's for the $1,000 PETCO gift tag and $1,000 will be donated to Mutts & Stuff in St. Louis. Later, Miriam calls a $300 H for the Free Spin but has to use it right away after she spins Lose a Turn. After she later calls the S's, we have...

S I N _ I N G/_ _/T _ E S/IN/

THE/SAND

...she then hits Jackpot and calls a $500 K. The Jackpot's at $8,000 and we haven't had a Jackpot win in the Jackpot Round all season long...BUT THAT WILL CHANGE AS SHE SOLVES SINKING MY TOES IN THE SAND FOR $11,000, INCLUDING THE JACKPOT!! Not only that, she also wins a trip to Cancun worth $5,400, for a new total of $19,400 in cash and trip!

DUDS: L
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Gary)

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: JM0017973

Campbell's Soup Mystery Round category is Before & After. Emerald immediately calls a dud in S. Miriam loses $250 to the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge. Gary later hits the same one to send $850 to the trash; that's his third one tonight. Later, Emerald calls two G's for the MDW. A few turns later, she calls two C's on the Mystery Wedge next to Lose a Turn. With the MDW and Wild Card still intact for her, she obviously doesn't want to risk $1,400 for a chance at $10,000 (but the money was back there). After calling the U to clean out the vowels, we have...

CREAM/_ U _ _/THE/MAGIC/

DRAGON

...and she solves CREAM PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON for another $3,150 and $4,150 total; she also keeps the MDW and the Wild Card for the time being.

DUDS: S
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Miriam, Gary)

$3,000 Toss-Up category is Things:

L O _ _ - T E R M

_ O _ L S

Emerald solves LONG-TERM GOALS to go to $7,150. Next category is Food & Drink. Emerald immediately duds out with the R. Later, after Miriam calls another dud in T, we go to Speed-Up Mode with the remaining consonants being worth...$1,900 apiece, so no hope for Emerald in catching up. After Miriam calls the S's...

S _ _ N _ C _

S _ L _ _

...she solves SPINACH SALAD for another $4,200 and a winning total of $23,600! Emerald leaves with $4,150 and Gary gets the $1,000 consolation.

DUDS: R, T

Big Money Round: Miriam's a pretty good player so far. She spins the E in AMERICA'S and the category is Phrase. Starting with:

_ ' _

S _ E _ T _ _ _ L

That L didn't want to show up at the beginning, did it? Anyway, the champ calls I, H, P and C, and I think she's on to something (I also knew it with just the RSTLNE myself)...

I ' _

S _ E P T I C _ L

...do you think I'M SKEPTICAL one bit about her becoming the second Mitsubishi Outlander winner this week? Absolutely not; she wins no problem! That's a grand total of $53,735 in cash and prizes!

WINNING ID FOR UTE: AD4200881

(Note: The announced total of $51,835 for her was incorrect.)

At the end, we see a picture of Vanna's two cats!

Jeopardy!: Geoff Moore won a lot more money last night. Let's see if even more's in his future at the expense of these challengers:

Barb Schwartz (Kissimmee, FL)- Advertary technician
Matt Jacobs (originally from Stratford, CT)- Science teacher

Opening categories:

FAULT LINES
MOVIE ADJECTIVES (each clue contains a year and a movie title; the players have to come up with the adjective that completes each of these titles)
THIS & THAT
FISH, BIRD OR MAMMAL
FUN WITH NUMBERS
"LETTER"-LETTER WORDS

Early on, Jacobs goes Daily Double Hunting. At the first break, Moore and Schwartz are tied for the lead at $2,800 while Jacobs is $1,000 behind both of them. Jacobs later discovers the Daily Double under the $1,000 Fun With Numbers clue with $2,200; the champ now has $3,600. His wager is $1,500. For a $100 lead:

It's the next number in the Fibonacci Sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21...

"What is 34?"...that would be the number, so he's in the lead with $3,700! At the end of the round, the champ leads with seven grand; Jacobs has $5,900 and Schwartz has $2,000.

ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $1,000

DJ! Categories:

OTHER FAULT LINES
ABBA LYRICS
STORIED HOTELS
AIRLINE CODES (the current airline name must be IDed in each correct response)
RUSSIAN AROUND
GERMAN WORDS & PHRASES

After the halfway mark, Schwartz finds the first Daily Double under the $1,200 Other Fault Lines clue. She's got $6,000, while Jacobs has $8,700 and the champ's still ahead with $9,800. Her wager is $3,000. To take over second place by $300:

There's rich mining to be had around this country's Atacama Fault.

"What is Austrailia?"...incorrect, cutting her total in half. It was actually Chile. On the next to last clue of the round, Moore finds the other DD under the $1,200 Russian Around clue with $14,200. He leads Jacobs by $3,100; his wager is $1,000.

A pen pal of Voltaire, she kept him informed of her victories & he called her "The Star of the North".

"Who is Catherine the Great?"...that's good to take him to $15,200!

DJ! LACH TRASH: $10,400

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Geoff: $15,200
Matt: $11,100
Barb: $5,000


CORYAT SCORES:

Geoff: $15,400
Matt: $10,600

Barb: $8,000

FJ! CATEGORY: Americana.

An 1890 act of Congress says these can be redesigned no more than once every 25 years.

BARB:
Response: "What are coins?"
Wager: $4,999
Final score: $9,999

Jacobs...puts down American Flags instead, but only lost $777, so he's still in it with $10,323. As for Mr. Moore...he put down Presidential Seals instead...and risked $7,001, meaning that thanks to his conservative wager, Jacobs is the new champion and he has quite a reaction! Moore leaves with $56,201.

Bingo America: Tonight's episode was the last one taped for the season- hence, this is Episode 2065. And the players this evening are Heather and Jack. Halfway through Game 1, we have:

HEATHER: BIN--
JACK: -I-G-
BANK: $732

NUMBERS CALLED TO THIS POINT: G54, G48, I26, N31, N43, I19, B11

8 (B15)- A family of what semi-aquatic mammals can cut down 300 trees in one winter?
JACK: Beaver- CORRECT (BI-G-; $747)
9 (O65)- Tom Hanks starred as Jim Hubble in what movie with the tagline "Houston, we have a problem"?
JACK: "Apollo 13"- YOU BET (BI-GO; $812)

50/50:
10 (O61)- T or F: By law, all shampoo bottles must have the directions "Rinse, lather, repeat" on them.
JACK: False- RIGHT AGAIN ($873)
11 (G55)- Spanish or Chinese- which language do more people speak?
HEATHER: Chinese- CORRECT (BING-; $928)
12 (O74)- T or F: The National Center for Health Statistics reported that 50% of American women got married by the time they reached the age of 30.
HEATHER: True- WIN ($1,002)

Question #5 of Game 2 is tonight's Wild Card Question:

Who played the lead role as Danny Ocean in the 2001 remake of "Ocean's Eleven"?

Jack's going with George Clooney...yes indeed to mark off his O, leaving him the I and the G to get in order to force a Shootout. Later on, we have:

HEATHER: --N-O
JACK: B-NGO
BANK: $1,314

NUMBERS CALLED TO THIS POINT: B11, N33, O67, N40, G46, B15

8 (I25)- Tahitian for "good", what cocktail with a rhyming name often contains a small paper umbrella?
HEATHER: Pina Colada- NO WAY (they don't rhyme)
JACK: My Tie- TIES MATCH ($1,339)

BINGO SHOOTOUT:
1. What B titled sci-fi series was a spin-off of "The Six Million Dollar Man" starring Lindsay Wagner as Jamie Summers?
HEATHER: "Bionic Woman"- CORRECT
2. What I type of large lizard with a spiny crest down his back is sometimes kept as a pet (and was also the name of a former video game development company owned by Acclaim)?
JACK: Iguana- YOU BET
3. What N band featuring Gwen Stefani as lead singer performed "Don't Speak"?
JACK: N'SYNC- OOPS
HEATHER: No Doubt- OF COURSE
4. What G is a short prayer often recited at dinner tables to give thanks before eating?
HEATHER: Grace- WIN

Bingo Bonus Round: Did Heather end Richard Karn's season tapings on a good note here?...

B: #13- $2,000
I: #24- $2,500 ($4,500)
N: #41- $2,500 ($7,000); QUITS

...yes she did! Final total: $8,339.

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