Tuesday, December 30, 2008

12/30/2008 Results

DOND: Today's contestant is #9 Lionel Doo (who recently retired from the Air Force). He swaps out for #14, which he says is his favorite case while playing the show's DVD game.

ROUND 1:
1. #8 (Jessica)- $75,000
2. #10 (Jenny)- $5,000
3. #18 (Michael)- $200
4. #4 (Mia)- $100
5. #9 (Christine)- $250,000 (OOPS)

FIRST OFFER: $11,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #21 (Vivicca)- $1,000
2. #15 (Kacy)- $2,500
3. #12 (Lacey)- $10,000
4. #13 (Erik)- $50
5. #3 (Barnaby)- $5

SECOND OFFER: $22,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #19 (Michaela)- $500,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #16 (Christy)- $300
3. #22 (Mario)- $50,000 (STRIKE ONE)
4. #20 (Enzo)- $7,500

THIRD OFFER: $5,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #17 (Richard)- PENNY
2. #6 (Penny)- $400

FOURTH OFFER: $8,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #2 (Lora)- $100,000 (BIG STRIKE TWO; NO SAFETY NET LEFT)
2. #1 (Shana)- BUCK

FIFTH OFFER: $6,000- DEAL

19th PICK: #5 (Martin)- $10
OFFER: $8,500

20th PICK: #7 (Jeff)- $100
FINAL OFFER: $13,000

His case had...$500.

WOF: Tonight, we're on the set where all the magic occurred; that's right, it's the Canadian Week set where Michelle Lowenstein won the $1,000,000! Now, will this change of set result in the ending of the current bonus round losing streak? Let's find out. Tonight's car is a Chevy Tahoe Hybrid.

The first Toss-Up category is Place:

T _ _/_ _ _ _ T _ A _ D/_ _/

A _ _ R I _ A

Misti solves THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA for $1,000.

$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: AN00787

Our players tonight:

Misti Turner (Clarksville, IN)- Call center supervisor for a non-profit organization; she also loves eating potatoes of any kind
Shelley Griffith (Manhattan Beach, CA)- Financial analyst for an L.A. asset management company and an aspiring surfer
Tommy Oakes (Scarsdale, NY)- Firefighter for about 20 years and the vice president of the city's firefighter group

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Occupation:

_ _ _ _ A L/S _ U D _ _ S/

_ _ A _ H _ R

Tommy solves SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER for $2,000.

Round 1 category is Rock On! and out on the wheel now is a trip to Canada's Glacier National Park from Caravan.com worth $5,500. Tommy picks up that trip with two T's on his second turn, then calls four R's for $1,200 and the Free Spin. After buying a dud vowel in A, he uses his Free Spin and we have...

_ R _ _ _/S _ R _ _ _ S T _ _ _ ' S/

_ O R _/TO/R _ _

...he calls a $400 P, the N's for another $1,200 and solves BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S BORN TO RUN for another $3,200 and the trip, a new total of $10,700 in cash and trip.

DUDS: A

Swanson's Broth Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is What Are You Doing? Misti spins Lose a Turn after calling a $500 S. After Shelley calls the H's for $7,000, we have...

_ H I _ _ I N G/OUT/IN/A/

S _ A _ I N G/H A _ _ O _ _

...all vowels are gone at this point. She calls a pair of C's for a $1,000 Yankee Candle prize package and we now have...

C H I _ _ I N G/OUT/IN/A/

S _ A _ I N G/H A _ _ O C _

...well, I thought that first word was WHIPPING. After calling the L's for another $800, she hits Bankrupt to lose $11,400 in cash and prizes. Ouch. Tommy then calls the M's for $1,200, a $550 K, but then R as the first dud of this round. Misti then jumps in and solves CHILLING OUT IN A SWAYING HAMMOCK for another $500 and a trip to Barbados, a new total of $8,500 in cash and trip.

DUDS: R
LOTs: 1 (Misti)
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Shelley)

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: AA9801040

GSN.com Mystery Round category is Before & After. Shelley starts with her second straight Bankrupt. Tommy then lands on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar Wedge and calls a T. He flips it...Bankrupt. Misti then spins Bankrupt immediately. Shelley then spins her third Bankrupt a few turns later. Tommy then spins the right Bankrupt of the MDW. A few turns later, Misti gives us the SIXTH Bankrupt of this round. Later, after Tommy calls three C's, we have...

_ R E C _ I N G/C R E _ - N E C _/

S _ E A T E R

...he calls the W's for another $900 and mercifully gets us out of this nightmare with WRECKING CREW-NECK SWEATER for another $3,600 and $14,300 total.

DUDS: P (Shelley)
BANKRUPTS: 6 (2 each by everybody)

Final Toss-Up category is Rhyme Time:

H E A _ _ _/&/_ _ A L _ H

Tommy guesses HEALTH & WEALTH...right for another $3,000 and $17,300 total. After a little work by Misti, Speed-Up Round category is In the Kitchen and the remaining consonants are worth $1,500 apiece. After Shelley calls the P's...

_ P R _ N S/&/P _ T _ _ L D E R S

...she finally gets off the zero mark with APRONS & POTHOLDERS to leave with $4,500! Misti leaves with $8,500 in cash and trip and Tommy wins by slightly more than double Misti's total with $17,300.

LOTs: 1 (Tommy)

Big Money Round: Let's see if our firefighter can put out our blazing bonus round fire tonight. He spins the C and the category is Thing. Starting with:

_ _ _ _

R _ _ _ E R

I think I know already. He calls C, D, M and O and gets...

_ O _ M

R _ _ _ E R

...he came close with FOAM ROLLER- it was FOAM RUBBER and he loses $30,000.


(Note: Just as the RSTLNE was coming up in the bonus puzzle, the RSTLNE graphic reveal was the one from the past two seasons.)

Jeopardy!: Will Jim Stevens be lucky enough to become a seven-time champion? Find out now as he faces:

Emily Branson (West Lafayette, IN)- Library assistant
Scott Shive (Lexington, KY)- Features editor

Opening categories:

NEWS RADIO
TRAFFIC
WEATHER
SPORTS ON THE 8s
"KAR"
1450 A.M. (MAKE THAT A.D.)

I think this is a certain local radio station-themed board. Early on, Shive finds the Daily Double under the $1,000 Weather clue with $400 and tries to make it a Daily Triple with this clue:

Legend says after pitcher Denton Young warmed up against a fence, someone said the fence looked like this had hit it.

"What is a hail storm?"...I don't think so, bro- we're actually talking about a cyclone, so that positive next to his $400 becomes a negative. At the halfway mark in this round, both he and the champ lead with $1,400, but Branson's just $200 behind them. After the round...

Jim: $5,400
Scott: $3,200
Emily: $2,600

...thanks to a last-minute sweep of the Sports category, Stevens now has the lead.

ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $3,600

DJ! Categories:

MYTHOLOGY & ART
A STUDY IN SCARLETT JOHANSSON
"GREAT" GEOGRAPHY
SEASONS
THE JOY OF TEXT
FRENCH WORDS

Stevens finds the first of the round's Daily Doubles under the $1,200 Mythology & Art clue with $6,600 and a $3,000 lead over Shive; he leads Branson by $4,000. His wager is $3,400. For an even ten grand or a loss of the lead, the clue is:

In a painting by Luca Giordano, Perseus turns an angry mob to stone by holding up this.

"What is Medusa's head?"...it is indeed for $10,000! With 13 clues to go, here are the scores now:

Jim: $10,400
Scott: $14,000
Emily: $5,800

Everything's left in "GREAT" and The Joy of Text while the $1,200-$2,000 clues remain in French Words. Shive has control and picks the $400 "GREAT" clue.

4,406-foot Ben Nevis is the highest point of this, Europe's largest island.

Emily: "What is Greenland?"- INCORRECT ($5,400)
Scot: "What is Great Britain?"- CORRECT ($14,400); $800 "GREAT" CLUE

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLYYY DOUBLE #2! His wager is his current lead of $4,000:

Some parts of this natural wonder have been invaded by crown-of-thorns starfish, which feed on polyps.

"What is the Great Barrier Reef?"...he doubles his lead with a new total of $18,400!

$1,200 "GREAT" GEOGRAPHY CLUE

Major peaks in this range include Mount Sterling in North Carolina and Chimney Tops in Tennessee.

Jim: "What is the Great Smokey Mountains?"- CORRECT ($11,600); $1,600, SAME CATEGORY

Uranium mixed from this Canadian arctic lake with an animal name was used to make the WWII atomic bombs.

TRIPLE STUMPER #1: Great Bear Lake

FIRST CLUE IN THE JOY OF TEXT

D.H. Donald's biography of this 19th Century president made it onto a list of Bill Clinton's favorite books.

Scott: "Who is John Adams?"- NO ($18,000)
Jim: "Who is Abraham Lincoln?"- CORRECT ($12,000); $800 TEXT CLUE

The book "Enola Gay" by Gordon Thomas & Max Morgan-Witts is subtitled "Mission To" this Japanese city.

Jim: "What is Hiroshima?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($12,800); MIDDLE TEXT CLUE

Pick up one of the most famous self-help books of all time, Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and" do this.

Jim: "What is Influence People?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($14,000); $1,600, SAME CATEGORY

Played by Robin Williams on film, he wrote the bestseller "Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter".

Jim: "Who is Patch Adams?"- RIGHT YET AGAIN ($15,600); FINAL TEXT CLUE

In books like "The Way of Zen", this man did much to introduce Buddhism to the United States.

TRIPLE STUMPER #2: Alan W. Watts

$1,200 FRENCH WORDS CLUE

There's a Cafe du this, "The World", in New Orleans.

Jim: "What is monde?"- RIGHT ($16,800); $1,600 FRENCH WORDS CLUE

It's the French word for "apple"; a potato is one "de terre".

Scott: "What is a pomme?"- CORRECT ($19,600); LAST "GREAT" GEOGRAPHY CLUE

Australia's largest desert, it was first crossed in 1875 by Ernest Giles and named for a monarch.

Emily: "What is Queen Victoria?"- CORRECT ($7,400)

LAST CLUE OF THE ROUND IN FRENCH WORDS:

French for "umbrella", its name comes in part from the French word for "rain".

TRIPLE STUMPER #3: Parapluie

DJ! LACH TRASH: $3,600

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Jim: $16,800
Scott: $19,600
Emily: $7,400

CORYAT SCORES:

Jim: $14,600
Scott: $17,200
Emily: $7,400

FJ! CATEGORY: Political Rock & Roll.

In 2008 John McCain used this 1958 Top 10 hit by Chuck Berry as an anthem for his presidential bid.

EMILY:
Response: "What is Mustang?"
Wager: $7,000
Final score: $400


The champ wrote down "What is Johnny B. Goode?"...











"What is Johnny B. Goode?"

...YES! But he only risked $1,999 in order to lock out Ms. Branson, taking him to $18,799. Let's see what Scott Shive wrote down...















...HE GOT IT RIGHT ALSO TO DETHRONE THE CHAMP WITH $33,601! Jim Stevens leaves us with $142,600 and a berth in February's Tournament of Champions.

Bingo America: Tonight's players are Joanna & Morey. At halftime in Game 1:

JOANNA: -I-GO
MOREY: BI-G-
BANK: $745


NUMBERS CALLED TO THIS POINT: I20, B11 (Morey answered the second question correctly in the "Jeopardy!" format), I27, B14, G46, O72, G55

8 (N40)- "High Voltage" was the first album by what rock group whose name is a four-letter electrical term?
JOANNA TAKES TOO LONG
MOREY: AC/DC- CORRECT (BING-; $785)
9 (O69)- What style diva introduces new good things in every issue of her magazine "Living"?
MOREY: Martha Stewart (Joanna started to say the answer out of turn)- WIN ($854)

Early on in Game 2, there was an embarassing Double Stumper on the second question- it was asking for what body part was the CBS logo- Morey was wrong with the heart while Joanna said the head! DOUBLE ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE, folks. Heading into the 50/50 part of this round, we have:

JOANNA: --NGO
MOREY: BI-G-

BANK: $1,298

NUMBERS CALLED TO THIS POINT: N42, B13, O73, O63, G60, G58, B8, N41, I30, O69

11 (I16)- Left or right- in which hand does the Statue of Liberty hold her torch?
MOREY: Left- NO (Joanna: -INGO)
12 (B6)- T or F: Globally, men live longer than women.
JOANNA: False- WIN ($1,304)

BINGO SHOOUTOUT:
1. What B-titled classic sitcom starred Florence Henderson and Robert Reid, not to mention six children?
MOREY: "The Brady Bunch"- CORRECT
2. What animated I movie featured a family of superheroes, including Elastagirl?
MOREY: "The Incredibles"- RIGHT AGAIN
3. What N is a natural, crunchy treat that comes in cashew and pistachio varieties?
MOREY: Nuts- WINS $1,304

Bingo Bonus Round: Morey loses $1,250 ($500 behind B3 and $750 behind I23) to a wrecking ball at N40.

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