Monday, December 29, 2008

12/29/2008 Results- Six-time "Jeopardy!" champion?

DOND (Syn.): This week's episodes were the tenth week taped, one session before Chelsea Drake's big one. We start off with #17 Samir Roy from San Diego (who is a big tennis fan and also serves as a household maid).

ROUND 1:
1. #9 (Lionel)- $1,000
2. #18 (Michael)- $250,000 (ONE OFF this amount)
3. #15 (Kacy)- $25,000
4. #7 (Jeff)- $50
5. #20 (Enzo)- $7,500

FIRST OFFER: $12,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #10 (Jenny)- $10
2. #19 (Michaela)- $5,000
3. #12 (Lacey)- $100
4. #6 (Penny)- $5
5. #3 (Barnaby)- $75,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)

SECOND OFFER: $16,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #21 (Vivicca)- $50,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #4 (Mia)- PENNY
3. #8 (Jessica)- $25
4. #16 (Christy)- $400

THIRD OFFER: $25,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #5 (Martin)- $500,000 (STRIKE TWO)
2. #14 (Christine)- $10,000 (MOST OF SAFETY NET GONE)

FOURTH OFFER: $7,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #11 (Ken)- $100,000 (STRIKEOUT; Ken told him to take the $7,500)
2. #22 (Mario)- $300

FIFTH OFFER: $600- NO DEAL

He leaves with the $500 in his case. Other cases:

#1 (Shana)- $2,500 (20th pick; final offer was $300)
#13 (Erik)- BUCK (19th pick; offer afterwards was $1,000)
#2 (Lora)- $200


Bingo America: We begin the final week of the second season with Episode 2047. The next two episodes will air in order- Episodes 2048 & 2049; Episode 2046 airs Thursday before the season concludes with the second taped episode.

Tonight's contestants are Robyn & Chuck. At halftime in Game 1:

ROBYN: B-N-O
CHUCK: B--G-
BANK: $715


NUMBERS CALLED TO THIS POINT: B12, B8, N37, O66, N42, G50

7 (O67)- An alloy of coppet and zinc, what metal is used in making wind instruments?
CHUCK: Brass- CORRECT (B--GO; $782)
8 (G53)- Yolke are Italian dumplings usually made with what starchy vegetable?
ROBYN: Potato- RIGHT (B-NGO; $835)
9 (N40)- Juggling circus clowns often ride around on what type of one-wheeled apparatus?
CHUCK: Unicycle- CORRECT (B-NGO; $875)
Final question (I18)- Dr. C. Everett Coupe crusaded against smoking while he held what top government medical position?
ROBYN: Sergeant General- WIN ($893)

Heading into the tenth question, here's what we have in Game 2:

ROBYN: BI-GO
CHUCK: BI--O
BANK: $1,225


NUMBERS CALLED TO THIS POINT: B15, G56, I20, G54, O74, B11, O66, I30, G60

(Note: The fourth question this game was a Double Stumper- the popular game inspired by a carnival game originally titled Beano...turns out to be Bingo!)

10 (N33)- In what Shakespeare play do the three witches chant "Double double, toil and trouble"?
ROBYN: "Macbeth"- WINS MATCH ($1,258)

Bingo Bonus Round:

B: #5- $500
I: #22- $1,000 ($1,500)
N: #32- $750 ($2,250)
G: #55- LOSS

WOF: This is the second extra episodes week of the season (aka "America's Game Week"). Tonight, we're on the same set where we just got SKUNKED for the first time this season last week. Let's see if we can get a bonus round win there tonight. But we must start with this $1,000 Toss-Up puzzle; category is Food & Drink:

P I _ K

C H A _ P _ _ N E

Never heard of PINK CHAMPAGNE, but Jamie knows about it for $1,000.

$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: KS0599292

Tonight's players:

Jamie Doss (Treasure Island, FL)- Frequent traveler
Mike Irvine (Fontana, CA)- West Point graduate and former Army member for seven years
Caroline Scholl (New Orleans)- Stay-at-home mom

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Fun & Games:

_ O U S _/OF/CARDS

Jamie triples up with HOUSE OF CARDS.

After a trip to Nuevo Vallarta worth $9,600 appears on the wheel, the Round 1 category is Phrase. Jamie immediately strikes out with the T. After Caroline calls the L, we have...

_ _ _ _/_ _/_ O _ _ L _ R/

_ _ _ _ N _

...I think I got this quickly. She calls a $300 M, buys the E, then calls a dud in G. Jamie calls the D's for the Mexico trip but then calls a dud in F. Mike then calls the B's for $1,800 and solves BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND for $2,750.

DUDS: F, G, S, T

Swanson Broth Jackpot Round category is What Are You Doing? After Mike calls the N's for $1,000 while on Jackpot, we have...

_ _ _ I N G/_ R _ _ N I E _/_ R _ _/

_ _ R _ T _ _

...can he somehow pull out this solve for a $7,000 Jackpot (which would be the fourth Jackpot win of the season and the third in the past six episodes)...no, he spins again and calls the C's for another $1,600. After purchasing the O's and the A's, he calls the S's for another $1,100 and takes a shot at the solve with MAKING BROWNIES FROM SCRATCH...incorrect by a letter. Caroline then calls the B's for $600 and the Free Spin and solves BAKING BROWNIES FROM SCRATCH for her first $1,000.

GSN.com Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Places. Caroline immediately hits a Bankrupt and decides to save her Free Spin for now. Jamie then calls a $3,500 T and buys the E's, then lands on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar Wedge and calls two H's; she takes the extra $2,000 for them (unfortunately, $10,000 was back there). Two turns later, she buys a dud vowel in A. Mike hits a Bankrupt after calling two S's for $1,200. We then go to Caroline, who's chomping at the bit here...

THE/S E _ E N/H _ _ _ S/_ _/

_ _ _ E

...she guesses THE SEVEN HILLS OF ROME...and she's going on a trip to Rome worth $10,850, giving her $11,850 in cash and trip and the lead.

DUDS: A
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Caroline, Mike)

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: PC8997650

Final Toss-Up category is Show Biz:

_ F _ _ R S _ H _ _ L

_ _ E _ I _ _

Caroline solves AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL to increase her leading total to $14,850. Next category is Around the House. Late in the round, she hands in her Free Spin after buying a dud vowel in I and then tries to solve with this showing...

_ L A S S/_ E E R/_ _ _ S

...she's correct with GLASS BEER MUGS for another $1,150 and 16 grand total.

Speed-Up Round category is People and consonants are worth $1,900 apiece. After Caroline buys the E's...

_ _ T R _ _ E R T S/&/

E _ T R _ _ E R T S

...she solves INTROVERTS & EXTROVERTS to add another $7,600 and win with $23,600! Jamie leaves with $3,000 and Mike leaves with $2,750.

DUDS: A, C

Big Money Round: Let's see if Scholl can keep her roll going since the Jackpot Round. She spins the ampersand and the category is Person. Starting with:

_ _ _ _ L E

_ _ E N T

I believe it's ______ AGENT. She calls C, B, G and A and gets...

_ _ _ B L E

A G E N T

...she isn't a DOUBLE AGENT by any means, so SHE'S THE FOURTH $100,000 LOSER OF THE SEASON. More pain and agony on this set; thank goodness we're not going to be on it tomorrow...


Video Bonus: $100,000 loss #4

Jeopardy!: Jim Stevens is controlling his own destiny tonight. If he can win his sixth game tonight, no matter what happens from here on out, he will be the final entrant in this year's Salute of Champions (and likely score another Player of the Week award, as well). Hoping to stop him from doing that tonight are:

Laura Mitchell (Cincinatti)- Technical editor
Ed Rozmiarek (Beverly, MA)- High school assistant principal

Opening topics:

WHERE AM I? (these are Clue Crew clues)
YOUR 5-CLUE NEWSCAST
A MUSICAL MENU
DO YOU KNOW JACK ABOUT LIT?
CROSSWORD CLUES "L"
MR. & MRS. MALAPROP

Early on, Stevens hits the Daily Double under the $600 Musical Menu clue with $200 and goes for $1,000 on this:

This ConAgra sweet popcorn treat comes in butter toffee & caramel flavors.

"What is Cracker Jack?"...that's made by Frito-Lay, sir. This is made by ConAgra- Fiddle Faddle. That means he's at $800 in the hole for the moment. But he does get the lead back with $2,200 by the first break; Rozmiarek's just $200 behind and Mitchell's at zip. After the round...

Jim: $6,600 (after a reverse ruling on one of his correct responses)
Ed: $1,000
Laura: $1,800

...Stevens' now rollin'!

ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $2,400

DJ! Categories:

BOTANY
"QUO"POURRI
BIRTH, ART, DEATH
AMERICANA
SUSAN B. ANTHONY
SPORTS CAST

Mitchell finds the first of the two Daily Doubles to conclude the "QUO" category with $3,400; she trails the champ for the lead by $6,000, while Rozmiarek has $4,600. She wagers just $1,000 on the following:

1951 epic in which the Lions take on the Christians in Rome; Lions give 'em a real licking.

"What is Quo Vadis?"...should've bet more- she now has $4,400. Later, Stevens finds the other Daily Double under the $2,000 Botany clue with $11,800; Rozmiarek has $7,400 and Mitchell has $4,400. His wager is also $1,000, this time on the following:

The beard species of this symbotic plant is often confused with Spanish moss.

"What is...Lichen?"...is right to go to $12,800! At this point, everything's left in Susan B. Anthony while the $1,200-$2,000 clues remain in both Americana & Sports Cast. Opening Susan B. Anthony clue:

The $1 coin featuring Susan B. Anthony's likeness was first minted in this decade.

Ed: "What are the 1980s?"- NO WAY ($7,000)
Jim: "What are the 1970s?"- CORRECT ($13,200); $800 SUSAN B. ANTHONY CLUE

Susan was fined for illegally voting in 1872-- she cast her ballopt for this president who was re-elected.

Jim: "Who is Grover Cleveland?"- INCORRECT ($12,400)

TRIPLE STUMPER: Ulysses S. Grant

$1,200 SUSAN B. ANTHONY CLUE

14 years after her death, the movement created by Susan won passage of this women's voting amendment.

Ed: "What is the 20th?"- WRONG ($5,800)
Laura: "What is the 19th?"- CORRECT ($5,600); $1,200 AMERICANA CLUE

"There's no place like" this town for the annual miners & mushers ball.

Ed: "What is Nome?"- CORRECT ($7,000); $2,000 SPORTS CAST CLUE

This racer who wrote the memoir "Every Second Counts" used a wind tunnel in training to minimize his drag.

TRIPLE STUMPER: Lance Armstrong

$2,000 AMERICANA CLUE

This Iowa city was named for a French Canadian, the first white man to settle permanently in what is now Iowa.

Laura: "What is Des Moines?"- INCORRECT ($3,600)
Ed: "What is Aimes?"- ALSO WRONG ($5,000)
Jim: "What is Dubuque?"- CORRECT ($14,400); $1,200 SPORTS CAST CLUE

This 9-time U.S. & 5-time world champion got her start after seeing her brother play hockey.

TRIPLE STUMPER: Michelle Kwan

$1,600 SPORTS CAST CLUE

At the age of 41 she competed in her fifth Olympic Games, the most of any U.S. swimmer.

ANOTHER TRIPLE STUMPER: Dara Torres

$1,600 AMERICANA CLUE

A mule driver in Uzbekistan sent in 21 cents to help fund the National Mule Memorial in Muleshoe in this big state.

Ed: "What is Montana?"- NO ($3,400)

YET ANOTHER TRIPLE STUMPER: Texas

MERCIFULLY, TIME EXPIRES IN THIS ROUND (two clues unplayed, both in Susan B. Anthony)

DJ! LACH TRASH: $10,400

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Jim: $14,400 (lock game!!!)
Ed: $3,400
Laura: $3,600

CORYAT SCORES:

Jim: $16,000
Ed: $3,400
Laura: $4,600

FJ! CATEGORY: Phrase Origins.

Sails that ran free & fluttered without control caused a ship to stagger like a drunk, giving rise to this phrase.

ED:
Response: "What is Blowing in the Wind?"
Wager: ALL IN
BUST

LAURA:
Response: "What is Sheets to the Wind?"
Wager: $3,401
Final score: $199

JIM:
Response: "What is 3 Sheets to the Wind?"
Wager: $7,199
Final score: $21,599

JIM STEVENS IS NOW THE NINTH CONTESTANT EVER ON THIS SHOW TO WIN AT LEAST SIX STRAIGHT GAMES!!!! His new total: $140,600!!

DOND (NBC): Going for up to $2 Million tonight is Davon Clark from Dayton, OH (who is a barber). He wants to win enough so that his wife can quit working two jobs. Sometime during the game tonight, there will be a Banker Bonus involving basketball star Kobe Bryant. His case of destiny is #24.

ROUND 1:
1. #9- $25
2. #22- $5,000
3. #25- $50
4. #4- TWO MILLION DOLLARS
5. #15- $500
6. #13- $200,000

FIRST OFFER: $72,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #8- $300,000
2. #21- $300
3. #12- $400
4. #26- $100,000
5. #16- $75,000

SECOND OFFER: $44,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #10- BUCK
2. #20- PENNY
3. #7- $100
4. #11- $10,000

THIRD OFFER (after a banner with the contestant's picture on it with the word "MAN" displayed drops down; the word "WO" appears next to it!): $85,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #1- $500,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #14- $5
3. #6- $75

(Prior to the final pick of the fourth round, his grandmother appeared on the monitor.)

FOURTH OFFER: $95,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #2- $25,000
2. #17- $50,000 (STRIKE ONE)

FIFTH OFFER (after the WO sign is removed): $168,000- NO DEAL

21st PICK: #23- $200

SIXTH OFFER: $220,000- NO DEAL

22nd PICK: #19- $750

SEVENTH OFFER: $310,000- NO DEAL

TONIGHT'S BEAT THE BANKER-WINNING CASE: #2

23rd PICK: #18- $10 (LEFT SIDE CLEARED!)

EIGHTH OFFER: $383,000
BANKER BONUS: Two tickets to a LA Lakers home game, the right to attend Lakers training camp in Hawaii, the right to hang out with Kobe Bryant and an autographed pair of his shoes ($5,000)
TOTAL OFFER: $388,000
DECISION: DEAL

24th PICK: #5- ONE MILLION DOLLARS

Did he have the $400,000?...NO, HE HAD THE $1,000 INSTEAD, SO WE HAVE OUR THIRD STRAIGHT PERFECT DEAL IN PRIMETIME!!!

OH, AND CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO LISA G. FROM MY HOMETOWN OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA- SHE JUST WON $10,000 FROM THE BEAT THE BANKER GAME!!

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