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.
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
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
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
1. #17 (Richard)- PENNY
2. #6 (Penny)- $400
FOURTH OFFER: $8,500- NO DEAL
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
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.
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.
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
SPORTS ON THE 8s
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...
...thanks to a last-minute sweep of the Sports category, Stevens now has the lead.
ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $3,600
MYTHOLOGY & ART
A STUDY IN SCARLETT JOHANSSON
THE JOY OF TEXT
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:
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!:
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.
Response: "What is Mustang?"
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:
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:
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)
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.