TPIR: Before I get to Episode 4443K, I would like to comment on the purple version of the Big Wheel. I do like the purple sides and the additional green stuff. However, not keeping the colors of the turntable from last season makes it all look out of place, and painting the wheel itself purple was excessive. I would've liked to have had the sides painted blue so to match this season's turntable colors. Oh well.
Additionally, the correct episode for the one that aired on TV November 26th is now up on CBS.com.
Anyway, on to the show itself. We start this day with Gina, Eva, John and Jessica. The first IUFB is men's golf equipment (Rachael).
John Bailey from Escondido, CA plays Easy as 1-2-3 for a motorscooter (Brandi), an accordion (Tamiko) and an exerciser (Rachael).
The first two prizes worry me...
...but he's a winner!
Nicole leaves the crowd fifth and the second IUFB is a portable GPS unit (Tamiko).
Nicole Bamber plays Punch-a-Bunch (the big bill is shown off by Brandi). Rachael has the SPs today.
1. Remote control drink buggy
WRONG PRICE: $31
GUESS: HIGHER- $50
2. Baseball grill
WRONG PRICE: $25
GUESS: HIGHER- $40
3. Air sanitizer
WRONG PRICE: $200
GUESS: LOWER- $150
4. Waterproof MP3 player dock
WRONG PRICE: $40
GUESS: LOWER- $30
She punches out holes #41, #17, #9 and #38. First hole has $1,000. She goes on with #17...$250. She then moves forward with #9...$100. She must take what's in #38...$500.
William Hudson is the day's sixth contestant and the third IUFB is a wine bar wall unit (Brandi).
Eva Scott plays Balance Game for a Pontiac Vibe (Tamiko)! Last three numbers are 6, 9 and 5. Rachael handles the scale today.
DOLLAR VALUES AVAILABLE: $7,000, $8,000 & $9,000
She places the $7,000 and $9,000 bags for a guess of $16,695 for the car...but that's $1,000 short.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Eva ($1,499): $.60
Nicole ($1,670): 30 + Quarter = $.55
John ($7,234): 15 + 80 = $.95
John goes to the Showcase!
Coming on down next is Elsebeth Anderson and the fourth IUFB is a porch swing (Tamiko). The winner also gets a $40 supply of Aspercreme.
ARP: $999, winning Gina Dobbins a $500 bonus!
She now plays Flip Flop for a catameran (Rachael). Board:
The audience wants her to flop to $7,975, but she flips instead to $9,757, which is wrong. As it turns out, it was $9,775, so nobody was right.
Next is Rachael Frye and the next IUFB is dinnerware (Brandi).
Elsebeth plays Pocket Change for a PT Cruiser, and we're at Rachael's Crazy Car Lot today. First number of the car is 1.
REMAINING NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7
She gets 7 as the second number immediately. But she maxes out on the middle digit by saying 5, then 3 & 2, taking the car price to a buck. She then quickly gets 3 as the fourth number, but makes a possibly fatal mistake by saying 2 as the last number in the car price, when it's obviously 5. The $17,435 car sells for $1.25 today. First envelope has a quarter. Second is a nickel. Third is 50 cents. She must get at least another quarter to win...and $2's in the last revealed envelope! Thus, with a winning score of $3.05, she could've still won had she rung up the car price to the max of $2.75!
Shawn Jensen is the last player to hear the magic words today and the final IUFB is luggage (All). The winner also gets $40 worth of Gold Bond Lotion.
ARP: $920, meaning Jessica Neblass escapes the First Four Breakfast Club!
She now plays Bullseye for a trip to Singapore (All) worth $8,894. Products today are honey buns, yams, Pine Sol, salsa and kosher dil petites.
1. 3 Salsas: $2.69 X 3 = $8.07
2. 7 Honey Buns: $1.39 X 7 = $9.73
3. 3 Pine Sols: 3 X $2.29 = $6.87
The hidden bullseye is with...the salsa!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Gina ($1,539): $.75
Jessica ($9,854): Quarter + 75 = WINS $1,000!
Elsabeth ($18,759): 55 + 75 (second spin was a PENALTY) = OVER
In Jessica's Bonus Spin...just 85 cents.
First Showcase has Tamiko and Rachael acting like children on what their favorite days of the week are. First, Rachael likes Sat All Day because she watches cartoons while sitting on her new couch. Second, Tamiko favors Fly Day because she can fly to Disneyworld. Finally, Toot Day is a day Rachael really loves, because she gets to toot the horn while driving a new Chevrolet Impala. All prizes are modeled by Brandi.
JESSICA PASSES TO JOHN; JOHN BIDS $23,300 ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $25,750
For Jessica, we have a game room package (Brandi) that contains a couple of pinball machines (Dale Jr. and Utopia) and an ice wagon. For outside fun, there's a GEM car (Rachael & Tamiko).
JESSICA BIDS $16,200 ON FUN & GAMES SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR FUN & GAMES SHOWCASE: $21,000
DIFFERENCE: $8,908- JOHN WINS!
John wins $34,160 in prizes today!
DOND: Today's contestant is #5 Suzi Robertos (who is a so-called perfectionist when it comes to putting photos on her house's walls). She decides to swap out for one of the nearby cases, #4.
1. #12 (Rick)- $5
2. #10 (Robbie)- $250,000
3. #7 (Jacob)- $10,000
4. #20 (Karen)- $50
5. #5 (Alvin)- $400
FIRST OFFER: $8,500- NO DEAL
1. #1 (Rosie)- $7,500
2. #14 (Mercedes)- PENNY
3. #3 (Flash)- $50,000
4. #13 (Marlene)- $5,000
5. #6 (Joann)- $200
SECOND OFFER: $17,000- NO DEAL
1. #15 (Tamelia)- $2,500
2. #17 (Thomas)- $100
3. #22 (Jonathan)- $1,000
4. #11 (Raymond)- BUCK
THIRD OFFER: $30,500- NO DEAL
1. #9 (Maria)- $25
2. #21 (Gregory)- $25,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
FOURTH OFFER: $39,000- NO DEAL
1. #2 (Amber)- $100,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #16 (Andre)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO; SAFETY NET GONE)
FIFTH OFFER: $35,000- DEAL
19th PICK: #18 (Tracey)- $500
20th PICK: #8 (Lambers)- $10
FINAL OFFER: $198,000
Is she the next contestant to pass up $500,000?...
...no, her case had $300, so she made a good deal.
Bingo America: Episode 2042's contestants are Jennifer & Dane. At halftime in Game 1:
NUMBERS CALLED TO THIS POINT: I29, N38, G50, N45, B11
On the fourth question, a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE was given by Dane: Instead of coming up with the movie series best made famous by Macaulay Culkin, he said "Home Improvement", the TV series that Richard Karn starred in!! LOL!
6 (G57)- What largest gland in the body produces bile and removes toxins from the bloodstream?
DANE: Liver- CORRECT (--NG-; $730)
7 (O64)- What was the rhyming name of the gold medal-winning 1992 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team?
DANE: Dream Team- RIGHT AGAIN (--NGO; $794)
8 (O72)- What element found in nearly all seafood is also known as "quicksilver"?
DANE: Mercury- RIGHT AGAIN ($866)
9 (I23)- Marco Fontane and Rudolph Nariev were partners in what type of dance?
DANE: Ballroom- NO
JENNIFER: Ballet- RIGHT ($889)
10 (I24)- T or F: "My Name is Earl" star Jason Lee named his son Pilot Inspector.
JENNIFER: False- NO (Dane: -INGO)
11 (O66)- Nauts or waves- which is used to determine the speed of a ship?
JENNIFER: Nauts- WIN ($955)
Game 2 has this setup after eight questions:
NUMBERS CALLED TO THIS POINT: N39, G46, N34, G51, B12, B3, I18, O62
9 (I24)- What guitar-like instrument strummed at luaus means "jumping flea" in Hawaii?
DANE RUNS OUT OF TIME
JENNIFER: Ukulele- WINS MATCH ($1,244)
Bingo Bonus Round:
B: #9- $750
I: #27- $1,000 ($1,750)
N: #32- $750 ($2,500)
G: #49- $750 ($3,250)
O: #69- $500 ($3,750)
Jennifer's the first female this season (and third contestant this season overall) to clear the Bingo Bonus Board!
SUPERBALL: So far, Jennifer now has $4,994. But if the last ball of the night has one of her five chosen bonus round numbers, she will get the other $95,006 and become the first female grand prize winner on this show. Tonight's Superball is...
...N39. But she still leaves with $5,000, give or take a few. And that's an additional bonus number for you at home.
WOF: Tonight's first Toss-Up category is Song Lyrics:
_ O _/B E T _ E _/_ H O P/
_ _ O _ N D
Lolly solves the Smokey Robinson lyrics YOU BETTER SHOP AROUND for $1,000.
$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: CG05045
Lolly Bueno (El Cahon, CA)- Opera singer, ballroom dance instructor and a beauty consultant
Amy Nguyen (Chicago)- Depaul University senior studying marketing and finance (not related to Andy. So sorry)
Bill Turnquist (Spokane, WA)- Retired college professor and high school football official
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Food & Drink:
_ _ L _ O R F
_ _ _ _ _
Lolly solves WALDORF SALAD to go to $3,000.
Round 1 category is Thing and tonight's $5,000 shopping spree comes from PriceGrabber.com. Lolly instantly picks up the Million Dollar Wedge with two R's, then calls two T's for $600 and the Free Spin. After buying a pair of E's, she spins Lose a Turn and after heavy thought...she uses her Free Spin. She later loses her turn for good with H. After Amy buys the O's, we have...
BRAND-N E _/_ A _ R/OF/
BOOT-_ _ T/_ E A N _
...she calls the C for the Wild Card, buys the U, then calls a $300 P, a $600 W, a $550 S and solves BRAND-NEW PAIR OF BOOT-CUT JEANS to send Lolly's MDW to the trash and give Amy her first $1,750.
Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category is Before & After. Midway in the round, Amy calls two T's for $7,000, then uses her Wild Card to double that with a pair of R's. After buying the I's and the U to clean out the vowels, we have...
_ O I N T/OF/NO/RETURN/
_ O _ I _ _
...she then calls a pair of P's for yet another $7,000. Then, she calls a $400 L and solves POINT OF NO RETURN POLICY for another $21,350 and $23,100 total!
DUDS: D, S
LOTs: 1 (Lolly)
Campbell's Soup Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Phrase. Bill starts off with Lose a Turn. Lolly then calls three S's for $10,500. After Amy calls the T's for $2,000, we have...
T _ _ S/_ S/_ _ A T/_ T ' S/
A _ _/A _ _ _ T
...she buys the I's, calls the H's for another grand and solves THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT for another $2,750 and a trip to St. Maarten, making her new total $32,100 in cash and trip!
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: RG00560
$3,000 Toss-Up category is TV Title:
B _ O _ H E R _/A _ _/
_ I S _ E _ S
Bill solves BROTHERS AND SISTERS for $3,000. Next category is Occupation. After Bill calls the R's, we have...
_ _ _ R _ T/_ _ R _ _ _ _/
_ _ _ _ T
...he tries for a quick solve with SECRET SERVICE AGENT...right for another $2,300 and $5,300 total!
Speed-Up Round category is Around the House and consonants are worth $1,500 apiece. After Bill calls the H's...
S H _ _
_ _ L _ S H
...he solves SHOE POLISH to finish with $8,300; too bad he got hot when it was too late. Lolly leaves with $3,000 and Amy wins with $32,100!
DUDS: F, T
Big Money Round: Amy spins the C and the category is Thing. Starting with:
_ _ _ - R _ _ _
_ E _ _ _ L E
She calls C, D, M and O and gets...
O _ _ - R O _ D
_ E _ C _ L E
...she doesn't win another $30,000 towards maybe a new OFF-ROAD VEHICLE.
Video Bonus: About ten minutes of tonight's episode
Jeopardy!: Judy Mermelstein will try to carry over her magic from last night to tonight against these players:
Ben Bishop (originally from Seattle)- Student
Marcie Benson (Fairfield, CT)- Real estate broker
THE MIDDLE AGES
TEAMS' RETIRED JERSEYS
MEDICAL "T" TIME
MEET THE BROWNS
THE INTERNATIONAL BUTLER ACADEMY (Clue Crew clues)
Bishop has the lead and $1,400 heading into the Daily Double under the $800 Medical "T" Time clue. Benson has $1,000 and the champ has $600. He makes it a True Daily Double:
Mozart wrote about eating pork cutlets before his final illness, which lead to a 2001 theory that he died of this.
"What is trigonosis?"...he doubles to $2,800! At the first break, the champ now has $1,600 and Benson has $1,400. At the end of the round...
...thanks to some mistakes by the two women, he's got a good lead now. The $800 & $1,000 Meet the Browns clues don't get played in time.
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $5,400
The first Champion Update segment of this 25th Anniversary season was about Frank Spangenberg; he's still popular as a NYC police officer to this day and at least one person wanted to take a picture with him!
ODE TO A SITCOM
NOBEL LITERATURE PRIZE WINNERS
VWLLSS CNTRS (aka Voweless Countries)
BEFORE & AFTER
Bishop cracks five figures first after going 4 for 5 on the Voweless Countries category (the $1,600 clue was gotten by Marcie Benson). He later finds the first Daily Double under the $2,000 World Geography clue with $14,400. Benson has $5,600 and Mermelstein has $4,000. His wager this time is eight grand. Here's the clue:
At the beginning of WWI, this was the only independent nation in West Africa.
"What is Liberia?"...IS RIGHT to go to $22,400! On the next-to-last clue of the round, Benson finds the other Daily Double under the $1,600 Labor clue with $10,800; Bishop has 22 grand at this moment. Her wager is $3,000. She needs to get this right to stay very much in this:
This board, established by the Wagner Act in 1935, allows workers to belong to the union of their own choosing.
"What is the National Labor Relations Board?"...right to go to $13,800! But she then misses the last clue of the round to lose $2,000 right back.
DJ! LACH TRASH: $4,000
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: Breakfast Cereals.
The first and middle names of this breakfast cereal "spokesman" are Horatio Magellan.
Response: "Who is Cap'n Crunch?"
Final score: $8,800
Benson...is also right and wagered $11,100, putting her at $22,900. As for Mr. Bishop...he's right as well to win the title and 25 grand! Mermelstein leaves with $39,401.