Friday, October 31, 2008

"Deal or No Deal" rating

The NBC "Deal or No Deal" episode featuring the show's second $1,000,000 winner scored a 5.2 Fast Nielsen with an 8 share. It might've been higher had it not been for FOX's scheduling of the remainder of the fifth game of this year's World Series.

Source: The Futon Critic

Halloween 2008 Results

TPIR: This year's Halloween spectacular is Episode 4485K and instead of the light border, we see a still background with spider webs, bats and a yellow picture frame. Today's first four players are Krystal, Patricia, Benjamin and Sharon. Drew's wearing nothing but a ridculous wig with a small axe on top, Rich's wearing a Zorro costume and most of the graphics (including the show's logo) are of the Halloween variety as well.

The first IUFB is a trip to Mt. Rushmore (Rachael as a mountain climber).

Krystal: $695
Patricia: $3,600
Benjamin: $1,675
Sharon: $2,000

ARP: $3,592

Because Patricia was over by just eight bucks, Sharon Bray plays Super Pushover for a Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (Std., Prot)(Brandi as a roller skating waitress)! Board:

425279186

She nails $25,279 to start this special off right!

Zorro Fields then says the magic words to Robert and the second IUFB is a chair (Rachael as Little Red Riding Hood).

Robert: $575
Krystal: $700
Patricia: $500
Benjamin: $850

ARP: $699, so Krystal's over by just one buck.

Meanwhile, Robert Gulardo, a transit mechanic from Vacelia, CA, plays the Punchboard ($25,000 bill shown by Lanisha as a boxer). Today's SPs are modeled by Brandi.

1. "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" DVD
WRONG PRICE: $35

GUESS: LOWER- $20

2. Messenger bag
WRONG PRICE: $98
GUESS: LOWER- $75

3. Water-resistant stereo boombox
WRONG PRICE: $55
GUESS: HIGHER- $79

4. Kilowatt meter/appliance plug
IS NOT: $38
GUESS: LOWER- $25


He quickly punches out holes #12, #6, #38 and #20.

We start with #12...$5,000! After originally saying he'll pull a Brian and go on (not understanding that the $5,000 would be given back altogether if he went on), he decides to bank the $5,000. Should he have gone with his gut?...

#6- $50 + SECOND CHANCE
#38- $500
#20- $250

...for the most part, no!

Leaving the crowd sixth is Michael from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and the third IUFB is a ladies' watch (Rachael as a flower).

Michael: $900
Krystal: $2,500
Patricia: $1,200
Benjamin: $1,350

ARP: $995

Michael Hawkins plays Credit Card for: a BBQ, a daybed, a guitar, a high chair and luggage (Brandi and Lanisha are superheroes). Today's credit limit is $2,500.

1. Luggage- $700 ($1,800 left)
2. High chair- $775 ($1,025 left)
3. Guitar- $1,665 (BUSTED)

The bottom row strategy in this game fails this student to my surprise. The BBQ was $729 and the daybed was $1,304. Fingers didn't want this won today.

TODAY'S WIN AT HOME PRIZE: A rug (Brandi as Elvira, I think)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Michael ($995): 60 + 60 = DOH
Robert ($5,898): $.80
Sharon ($28,871): $.85

Sharon goes to the Showcase, and maybe she'll get a chance to be the season's biggest winner!

Rising out of their seat next is Sandra Whitford and the fourth IUFB is flatware (Brandi as a queen).

Sandra: $750
Krystal: $599
Patricia: $601
Benjamin: $350

ARP: $1,589, so the ones in the red, blue and orange spots have still been in Contestant's Row the entire show so far!

Meanwhile, Sandra Whitford, a fan of Bonkers, will have to settle for playing Double Prices for a pair of motorscooters (Lanisha as a race flag girl). They're either $4,998 or $5,995. She needs to choose $4,998 to win, because the pair of prizes rule is in effect...no, now she's really wishing she got to play Bonkers instead for those.

Taking over the hot green spot next is Allan Gray (and Zorro gets on camera to do the announcement!) and the fifth IUFB is a dishwasher (Brandi as a maid).

Allan: $1,000
Krystal: $825
Patricia: $826
Benjamin: $1,001

ARP: $890- so much for history being made today.

Patricia plays Cover Up for a Dodge Nitro (Std., Wheels, EBH)(Lanisha as a police officer). Board:

First number: 2 or 4?
Second number: 1, 4 or 5?
Third number: 0, 1, 4 or 9?
Fourth number: 1, 5, 6, 7 or 8?
Last number: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 or 9?

Opening guess is $25,975...first and last numbers are right. Second guess is $24,185...overpricing that car did her in. It was $21,465.

The last player today is Sierra Wilson and the final IUFB is a pair of surfboards (Rachael as a surfer, I think).

Sierra: $1,400
Benjamin: $700
Allan: $600
Krystal: $1,200

ARP: $1,000, so Benjamin's finally in as well!

TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Krystal

This Vegas native plays Bullseye for an Ashley dining room (Brandi as an insect) worth $4,412. Products today are Ziploc bags, jellybeans, popcorn, the big bag of Chips Ahoy! and Swiss Cake Rolls.

1. 5 Jellybeans: $1.49 X 5 = $7.45
2. 8 Swiss Cake Rolls: $1.39 X 8 = $11.12

We have a 2-3-1 day.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Patricia ($890; does a Wheelie on her first spin): 15 + 30 = $.45
Sandra ($1,589): $.75
Benjamin ($5,412): $.80

The two official Pricing Game winners today will meet in the Showcase! And Benjamin has a rooting section as well.

First Showcase is about monster making. Brandi begins with trying to make a smart monster by hooking him up to a new laptop computer. Second, the monster wakes up and heads towards a new "Shrek" pinball machine. Then, Brandi says that to earn the right to play pinball all day, he needs to do some lawn work with a new lawn mower. Finally, since this monster's just about had it with her, he decides to drive away in a new Ford Focus Sedan (Std., AT, ALB/Traction)!

SHARON BIDS $24,700 ON SHOWCASE #1

MY BID FOR SHOWCASE #1: $23,850

For Benjamin, we see what's happened to the same monster several years later! First, he realizes that he should've stayed with Brandi, so he contacts her on a new cell phone. Second, while Brandi's talking, Igor brings out four bars of gold. Finally, Brandi decides to forget about taking the old monster back, and instead travels with Igor in a new Chrysler 300 (Std., Paint, Sound)! Personally, I thought these were the best Showcases of the season!

BENJAMIN BIDS $23,000 ON SHOWCASE #2

MY BID FOR SHOWCASE #2: $26,850

BENJAMIN'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $23,000
ARP: $30,149

DIFFERENCE: $7,149

SHARON'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $24,700
ARP: $23,094
OVER- BENJAMIN WINS

If Sharon had bid $23K, she would've won both showcases and have been the biggest winner of the season with over $80K. Instead, Benjamin wins today and $35,561 in stuff.

DOND (Syn.)- The week wraps up with #5 Allison Butler (dressed as an Indian; she's a Kindergarten teacher). Her final case choice is #11.

ROUND 1:
1. #20 (Azlul)- $10,000
2. #2 (Doreen)- $400
3. #10 (Rachel)- $25,000
4. #13 (Chibby)- PENNY
5. #19 (Debbie)- $200

REJECTED FIRST OFFER: $18,000

ROUND 2:
1. #4 (Carrie Lee)- $300
2. #12 (Barbara)- $1,000
3. #17 (Cherie)- $5
4. #16 (Vanessa)- $500,000
5. #22 (Keli)- BUCK

SECOND OFFER REJECTED: $13,000

ROUND 3:
1. #9 (Vivian)- $10
2. #21 (Nicole)- $25
3. #6 (Kenny)- $50
4. #15 (Isabel)- $500

FANTASTIC round!

THIRD OFFER: $26,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #8 (Kenneth)- $250,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #18 (Sonia)- $100,000 (STRIKE ONE)

FOURTH OFFER: $11,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #1 (Sandra)- $100 (LEFT SIDE CLEARED!)
2. #3 (Lissette)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO)

FIFTH OFFER: $9,000- NO DEAL

19th PICK: #14 (Dan)- $7,500

SIXTH OFFER: $13,000- DEAL

Her case had...$2,500, so she made a good deal. And she would've knocked out the $50,000 with her original case of #5 had she pressed forward.

Bingo America: No Halloween stuff here, but tonight's players are Samantha & James. Here's what's on the toteboard at halftime of Game 1:

SAMANTHA: ----O
JAMES: BI-G-
BANK: $735

On the fifth question of the night, James gets it about Howie Mandel being the one that doesn't shake anybody's hands on "Deal or No Deal" because he has OCD.

8 (O72)- Arabic for "season", what type of heavy winds and rain are common in India?
SAMANTHA: Monsoon- CORRECT ($807)
9 (N41)- Visitors to South Fort Ranch near Dallas can see the gun that shot what TV character?
JAMES: J.R. Ewing- RIGHT (BING-; $848)

50/50 MODE:
10 (I23)- Virgo or Gemini- which astrological sign is known as "the twins"?
SAMANTHA: Gemini- CORRECT (-I--O; $871)
11 (B9)- T or F: Seated in the Lincoln Memorial, Abraham Lincoln is wearing his stove pipe hat.
JAMES: False- RIGHT ($880)
12 (N32)- Cenozoic or Jurassic- what geological period are we currently living in?
JAMES: Cenozoic- RIGHT AGAIN ($912)
13 (B15)- A or B12- which vitamin promotes good eyesight?
JAMES: B12- INCORRECT (Samantha: BI--O)
14 (N34)- T or F: The largest bottle of champaigne produced is called a Magnum.
JAMES: True- WRONG AGAIN (Samantha: BIN-O)
15 (G60)- T or F: The U.S. $2 bill is still being printed.
JAMES: True- RIGHT ($972)
16 (O61)- T or F: There's no age requirement to be U.S. Vice President.
JAMES: False- WIN ($1,033)

After five questions in Game 2:

SAMANTHA: --NGO
JAMES: NOTHING
BANK: $1,307

6 (WILD)- Samuel Champlain was the founder of the first city that is now known as what nation?
JAMES: Canada- CORRECT (B----; $1,407)
7 (G51)- What '60s Chubby Checker hit sparked the hip-swiveling dance?
SAMANTHA: "The Twist"- YOU BET ($1,458)
8 (I27)- The Rocky Mountain News is based in what Colorado capital?
JAMES: Denver- YES INDEED (BI---; $1,485)
9 (B14)- Air Force 2 is a call sign used by aircraft carrying what U.S. politician?
JAMES: Vice President- CORRECT ($1,499)

50/50 MODE:
10 (B13)- Bathroom or kitchen- where in your house might you most likely find a vanity?
JAMES: Bathroom- RIGHT AGAIN ($1,512)
11 (I17)- Which Wright brother piloted the first successful airplane flight- Orville or Wilbur?
JAMES: Orville- RIGHT ONCE AGAIN ($1,529)
12 (G50)- T or F: President Taft was so fat that he got stuck into the White House bathtub.
JAMES: True- YOU BET (BI-G-; $1,579)
13 (B15)- Denise Richards or Scarlett Johanssen- which actress has never been a Bond Girl?
SAMANTHA: Scarlett Johanssen- CORRECT (B-NGO; $1,594)
14 (O64)- T or F: A CAT scan is an X-ray that provides computerized cross-sectioned images of the body.
JAMES: True- RIGHT ($1,658)
15 (N37)- In punctuation, what does an elipsis look like- three dots or a slash?
SAMANTHA: Three dots- CORRECT ($1,695)

Ladies and gentlemen, at this point, we're on the verge of setting a new maingame record for the bank. The current record is $1,719.

16 (N40)- T or F: Gorgonzola cheese was named for a town in northern Italy.
JAMES: True- WINS $1,735, A NEW MAINGAME RECORD!

Bingo Bonus Round: James' already helped us make history tonight. But can he make even more history here?...

B: #12- $750
I: #27- $2,000 ($2,750)
N: #33- $1,000 ($3,750)
G: #49- OOPS

...no.

WOF: The first Toss-Up on this Halloween is Rhyme Time:

H _ E _ _ E - J _ _ B I _ S

Willie solves HEEBIE-JEEBIES (I've never heard of that before) for $1,000. Tonight's panel:

Willie Swevlo (Fort Angeles, WA)- Network engineer
Sonia Shaqui (Tarzana, CA)- Graduated from UC-San Diego and going to law school; also plays the piano
Andrea Long (Woodbridge, VA)- Patent examiner for the federal government

The $2,000 Toss-Up's category is What Are You Doing?:

RAKING/THE/L _ A _ E S

Willie triples up with RAKING THE LEAVES.

Round 1 is tonight's Prize Puzzle Round and the category is Thing. Out on the wheel now is a trip to Vegas worth $5,113. After Andrea calls the D, we have...

_ _ R _/I S L _ N D/

_ _ S _ I T _ L I T _

...I have a feeling what this is, as well as the location of the bonus trip. She buys three A's, so my guess of PURE ISLAND HOSPITALITY is now dead and the vowels are now gone. Then comes the H for the Million Dollar Wedge, a $400 P, and solves WARM ISLAND HOSPITALITY for $1,900, the Million Dollar Wedge and a trip to Curacao (I thought for sure it was Hawaii) for a total of $7,076 in cash and trip.

DUDS: E

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: AC0018448

IHOP Jackpot Round category is Before & After. Early on, Andrea calls three R's for the Vegas trip and then a pair of T's for the Wild Card. She then calls three C's for $10,500 but doesn't want to use her Wild Card. After she later clears out all of the vowels, we have...

C H E _ _/C A R A _ E _/CENTER/O _/

THE/UNIVERSE

...but she calls a dud in P. Willie calls a $600 F, a $600 M, a $600 L (Jackpot now at $13,100), but then a dud of D. Sonia then steals CHEWY CARAMEL CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE for her first $1,000.

DUDS: D, P
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Sonia)

Swanson Broth Mystery Round category is Fictional Family. Early on, Andrea calls three N's for $10,500. This time, she does use her Wild Card and calls a $3,500 S. Later, after she calls the M's, we have...

E _ _ _ E/M A _ _ L _ N/L _ L _/&/

_ E _ M A N/M _ N S T E _

...I've got the idea of this puzzle. She then lands on the Mystery Wedge next to Lose a Turn and calls three R's to go to $20,450 after obviously refusing to flip it over (that was the $10,000 one), BUT SHE THEN HITS BANKRUPT TO LOSE IT ALL, INCLUDING THE MILLION DOLLAR WEDGE!!! OUCH. Willie then calls the D's for $7,000 and solves EDDIE, MARILYN, LILY & HERMAN MUNSTER to win that amount and go to ten grand and the lead (I screwed up another puzzle- I thought they were members of the Addams Family).

BANKRUPTS: 1 (Andrea- Darn!)

Last Toss-Up category is Place:

D E N _ _ _ T ' S

O _ F I _ _

Sonia solves DENTIST'S OFFICE to quadruple up. Speed-Up Round category is Phrase and consonants are worth $1,600 apiece. This round's gonna decide it. After Willie calls the K, we have...

R _ _ K/T H _/_ _ T _

...if it's what I think it is, it's a political campaign towards younger people; he blanks. Sonia calls the C but has nothing also. Andrea calls the E's but also blanks. Willie goofs by repeating the N. Andrea calls the V and solves ROCK THE VOTE for $6,400. Guess what, folks- WILLIE'S LATE BLUNDER JUST COST HIM THE TITLE, as Sonia steals the match with $10,400. Willie has $10,000 and Andrea leaves with $7,076.

DUDS: N, S

Big Money Round: That was a gut-wreching endgame; let's see if Sonia can end the night on a good note here. She spins the double star and the category is Person for the second straight time. Also, it's a one-wordy. We begin with:

_ R _ _ _ _ _

She calls P, C, M and A and gets...

C R _ _ A _ _

...she might somewhat act like a CRYBABY after being the week's final loser of the Eclipse Spyder. The B's or the Y's would've done it for her. And she is now the lowest-winning champion of the season. Talk about a very scary episode here.

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?: Tonight's first contestant is Boston Celtics fan Dave Ellis. And we've got a Visiting Class tonight- five of the team's cheerleaders! They are Rachel, Rebecca, Alexis, Caitlin and Stacy. His first partner is Caitlin and here are the categories:

1st Grade Life Science
1st Grade Music
2nd Grade Vocabulary
2nd Grade Spelling
3rd Grade Earth Science
3rd Grade World Geography
4th Grade U.S. History
4th Grade World History
5th Grade Literature
5th Grade Social Studies

First up is Music:

What's the name of the musical instrument seen here?

He's knows it's a trombone. Second is Life Science:

Roses are the only flowering plants with thorns.

He peeks at her answer, which was True. He decides to disagree so that he can stay in the game; he was right, not her, so his Save's still in play. His second partner is Jenna and his third category is Spelling.

Spell "feisty".

He gets it right and chooses Vocabulary next.

Which of these is a synonym of the word "rural"?

A: Urban
B: Countryside
C: Metropolitan

He goes with countryside for $10,000. Possibly helping him to get to the $25,000 mark and maybe $50,000 is his next partner, Francesca. Next category is 3rd Grade World Geography.

Kathmandu is the capital of what country?

He guesses Nepal...he reaches the safe haven! Next category is 4th Grade U.S. History.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a bus in what U.S. city?

His response is Montgomery, AL...right to double up! His next partner is Stacy and the $100,000 category is 3rd Grade Earth Science.

T or F: Pure cork comes from the ocean.

He says False...just won $100,000! Next category is 5th Grade Literature.

In what decade was the Herman Melville novel "Moby Dick" first published?

Because of his uncertainity that Stacy will get this one right, since Visting Class members that aren't former classmates on this show don't usually do that well, he drops out at $100,000. He would've been wrong with the 1920s; it was the 1950s. Stacy's answer was unrevealed.

Coming into the classroom now is the current Miss Plus America, Lacreshia Witcher. Her first classmate is Bryce and here are the categories:

1st Grade Animal Science
1st Grade Math
2nd Grade Grammar
2nd Grade U.S. Geography
3rd Grade Spelling
3rd Grade World Geography
4th Grade Music
4th Grade Measurements
5th Grade Astronomy
5th Grade U.S. History

Her first topic is Math.

T or F: The sum of the digits in the number 768 is equal to 22.

She says True...AS DID BRYCE, WHICH OF COURSE IS INCORRECT- THE ACTUAL SUM IS 21!!! THAT MEANS SHE'S NOT ONLY THE FIRST TOTAL FLUNK OUT OF THE SEASON, SHE'S ALSO A SUPER TOTAL FLUNK OUT! AND THIS IS ALSO A ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE. Well, at least she still has the pride of being a Miss Plus America. Still, I can't believe this question was missed on the 1st Grade level of my favorite subject- both of them should've taken their time thinking over the question.

Don't Forget the Lyrics!: Tonight's first player here is John Worek from Las Vegas. He's a postal worker. And BTW, tonight's episode is the last episode with the current gameboard. Starting with next week's celebrity episode, the gameboard will be redesigned.

Back to the game, his categories are:

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
1980s
ROCK
DUETS
BAD COMPANY
MOTOWN

LET'S DANCE
POP

R & B

His first category is Motown and the song choices are "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" by Four Tops and "Cruisin'" by Smokey Robinson. His choice is "Baby I Need Your Lovin'" and has a four-word target to begin with:

"Got to ___ __ ___ _____"

He completes it correctly with "...have all your lovin'". He tries a Duet second; the two available are "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee and "The Girl Is Mine" by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson. His selection is "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and he's got a three-word target this time:

"Right from the start, I gave ___ __ ____"

He instantly gets "...you my heart". After his brother Jason (who should be serving in the military as of this moment) makes a surprise appearance, his third topic is Let's Dance. The dancing songs available are "Twist and Shout" by The Beatles and "Neutron Dance" by the Pointer Sisters. He chooses "Twist and Shout" and is back to filling in four blanks:

"(Got me goin') just like _ _____ __ ____"

He says "I knew you would" and locks it in for $10,000. To reach the safe money level, he must next get by one of these two Pop songs- "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash and "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John. This time, he chooses "I Can See Clearly Now" and must fill in three for the second time tonight:

"(bright) Bright (bright) __ ____ __"

He freezes "...sun shiny day"...that's $25,000! Next category is The Day the Music Died. The next pair of choices are "Hello, I Love You" by The Doors and "That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly and the Crickets. His pick is "That'll Be the Day" and his next target is eight words long. They follow "You know it's a lie". His guess is "...'cause that'll be the day that I die". He's not totally sure about that, but he locks that in...the "that" before "I" is incorrect, so he wins no more money. The right lyric was "...'cause that'll be the day when I die".

Our next contestant is Debra Toscano from Queens, NY (who is a vocal coach). Waiting to possibly give her singing advice are Alley and Trisha, and here is the next slate of categories:

POP
DIVAS

BEE GEES
THE "EYES" HAVE IT
ONE HIT WONDERS
R & B
ROCK
LOVE SONGS
1980s

Her first category is Love Songs, and the two available are "Always and Forever" by Heatwave and "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. She goes with "Always and Forever" and must fill in four:

"Every day love me ___ __ _____ __"

She completes it with "...your own special way". Category #2 is Pop and now on the board are "Tell Her About It" by Billy Joel and "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and The Shondells. She wants "Tell Her About It", and again must fill in four:

"To accept ___ _____ __ ___"

She's unsure with "...that choice for real", so she'll fill in two blanks for free. She selects the second and fourth blanks...

"To accept ___ you're __ real"

...good thing she called for help. She then locks in "...that you're for real"...right to go to $5,000.

Her third song comes from the subject of the 1980s. The choices this time are "Heaven is a Place on Earth" by Belinda Carlisle and "Let's Dance" by David Bowie. Her next pick is "Heaven is a Place on Earth" and only three missing words need to be IDed this time:

"They say in Heaven, ___ ____ ____"

She's right with "...love comes first".

To make it to the safe $25,000, she must next survive a Rock tune. The next choices are "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" by Meatloaf and "Time Is On My Side" by The Rolling Stones. She decides on "Time Is On My Side" and four missing words are required once again:

"(so many times before) You'll come ______ ___ __ __"

She will finish in the money after being right with "...running back to me".

One of music's Divas will be showcased with one of these next song choices- "New Attitude" by Patti Labelle and "What a Girl Wants" by Christina Aguilera. She selects Christina Aguilera's song and gets her hardest target yet- six words.

"Whatever ___ __ ___ ___ __ ___"

She sings "...makes you happy sets me free" but isn't 100% sold on it, so she calls for her multiple choice helpline. Her three possibilities:

A: "...keeps me happy makes us free"
B: "...makes me happy you'll let be"
C: "...makes me happy sets you free"

C's the closest lyric to her original guess, so she locks that in...she now has $50,000!

The Bee Gees are next to be featured. Two of their songs are "Night Fever" and "More Than a Woman", and she wants to try "More Than a Woman". Again, six words are needed, this time to this:

"More than a woman, ___ ___ _ ____ __ __"

With no hesitation, she lets "...more than a woman to me" turn blue for $100,000!

A One Hit Wonder follows, and one of these two will be it for her- "Whip It" by Devo and "Puttin' on the Ritz" by Taco. She wants to "Whip It", so she must again fill in six:

"It's not too late __ ___ __ ___ __ ___"

She goes ahead with "...to whip it, whip it good"...she now has 200 large!

Her $350,000 subject is R & B. Next song choices up for the taking are "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" by Four Tops and "Goin' Out of My Head" by Little Anthony & The Imperials. After she chooses "Goin' Out of My Head", she's told she needs to fill in ten words. And she's not that positive about either song. The right words follow "Out of my head day". She comes up with "...and night, night and day, and night all night". Then, she changes it to "...and night, night and day, and night all the time" and calls on Alley for assistance...but she can't provide any, so Debra will be taking home $200,000! The right answer: "...and night, night and day, and night wrong or right", so she messed up the last three words.

Jeopardy!: Will Carl Brandt make it to November? We'll find out as he faces these challengers:

Edith Kealey (Q Gardens, NY)- Research scientist
Anders Reynolds (originally from Little Rock, AR)- Legistlative assistant

Opening categories on this Halloween:

FAMOUS COUNTS
QUESTS
DAYS OF CREATION
HAVE A TREAT
MORSE CODE
JUST SAY "NO"

Brandt hits the Daily Double under the $800 Famous Counts clue after getting the first three right and wagers the entire $1,200 on this:

This count retired from the Prussian Army in 1891 to build the motor-driven airships that bore his name.

"Who is Zeppelin?"...DOUBLE to $2,400! To sweep the category:

Known to history as a Marquis, this French author of "Licentious Prose" became a count on his father's death in 1767.

He's in first with "Who is Marquis de Sade?"...that's a SWEEP for $3,400 to start his fourth game! He's up to $4,200 at the first break. Reynolds is $3,000 behind him and Kealey has $600. After the first round...

Carl: $9,000
Anders: $400
Edith: $2,200

...the lead's gotten bigger!

ROUND 1 LACH TRASH: $3,000

DJ! Categories:

FAMOUS RECOUNTS
REQUESTS
DAYS OF RECREATION
HAVE A RETREAT
REMORSE CODE
JUST SAY RENO

That's right, if you look carefully at the categories from this round and the last round, this round's subjects all have an extra "re" added somewhere in their titles.

Mr. Brandt finds the first of the DDs under the $1,200 Days of Retreat clue with $9,400, well ahead of his opponents (Kealey has $1,000 and Reynolds has $800). His wager is $1,400.

Following the fall of France in this year, the Royal Navy evacuated over 300,000 troops from Dunkirk.

"What is 1940?"...that's the year to go back to five figures at $10,800! And a few clues later, he's trying to sweep that category with this $2,000 clue:

His brave retreat across Italy after his volunteers were kicked out of Rome in 1849 made him a hero.

"Who is Garibaldi?" is Brandt's response...AND THAT'S IT FOR HIS SECOND SWEEP OF THE NIGHT! He now has $14,400, half of the Norma Brown Jackpot! But he's trying for YET ANOTHER SWEEP, this time in Famous Recounts. $2,000 clue there:

In 2005, Christine Gregoire became governor after machine and manual recounts in this state.

"What is Washington?"...HE'S DONE IT AGAIN!! He now has $20,400! Later, he finds the other Daily Double under the $1,600 Remorse Code clue with $23,200 and wagers...$1,800. For a new total of an even 25 grand:

This word for a speech of remorse or a defense of one's actions is from the Greek for "away" and "speech".

"What is an apology?"...25 THOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUSSSANNNNNDDD DOLLLARS (I just couldn't resist doing that)!

DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,600

Anders Reynolds is the season's first player to WIPE OUT (he has $0), so he's leaving with $1,000.

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Carl: $29,000 (MAJOR lock game!)
Edith: $2,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Carl: $28,200
Edith: $2,200

(Flashback moment from a March 10, 2005 Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions episode: Pam Mueller comes up with the trophy that "Concentration Tournament of Champions" winners got- "What is The Thinker?")

FJ! CATEGORY: Movie Makers & Remakers.

Howard Hawks directed this film with Paul Muni as Tony Camonte; Brian de Palma remade it.

EDITH:
Response: "What is Scarface?"

Wager: $2,100
Final score: $4,300

CARL:
Response: "What is Scarface?"
Wager: $1,000
Wins with: $30,000

Carl Brandt takes $70,799 into his fifth game on the day before Election Day (Monday)!

DOND (NBC): I know this is going to make heelsrule1988's day- we're going back to basics here tonight! And playing the game is Vinny LaSalvia from Newark, NJ (who is a heavy equipment mechanic). He wants to win enough money so that he can buy a vintage red Corvette. Who knows, a Corvette might come up as a Banker Bonus if there is one tonight! His case of destiny is #9.

ROUND 1:
1. #2- $300
2. #19- BUCK
3. #21- $200,000
4. #5- ONE MILLION DOLLARS
5. #14- $750,000
6. #18- $500

OPENING OFFER REJECTED: $33,000

ROUND 2:
1. #15- PENNY
2. #25- $75
3. #10- $5,000
4. #8- $750
5. #22- $300,000

SECOND OFFER: $42,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #16- $1,000
2. #4- $25,000
3. #20- $50,000
4. #26- $5

THIRD OFFER: $62,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #7- $400,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #24- $100,000 (STRIKE ONE)
3. #1- $500,000 (BIG STRIKE TWO)

FOURTH OFFER: $4,000
BANKER BONUS: Not a vintage Corvette...but a 1983 Chevy Chevette ($4,000)
DECISION: NO DEAL

TONIGHT'S BEAT THE BANKER WINNING CASE: #6

Just before the fifth round begins, out comes his brother.

ROUND 5:
1. #12- $200
2. #6- $75,000 (STRIKEOUT)

FIFTH OFFER: $1,500- NO DEAL

He leaves with $50. The rest of the playout:

21st PICK: #23- $25
OFFER: $2,000

22nd PICK: #3- $10
OFFER: $2,800

23rd PICK: #17- $400
OFFER: $3,500

24th PICK: #11- $10,000
FINAL OFFER: $80

He just had slim luck tonight.

Monday at 8 PM EST, it's the NBC version's 200th episode with a 20-second decision clock for contestants!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lacey Schwimmer gets same problem as Julianne Hough

For the second time this week, a dancing pro from "Dancing with the Stars" has caught endometriosis, joining Julianne Hough. In this case, it's former "So You Think You Can Dance" finalist Lacey Schwimmer. Fortunately for Schwimmer, she doesn't require surgery and is expected to be back next week unlike Hough.

Various sources contributed to this report.

Possible suspect in Jennifer Hudson case

Despite the fact he said to detectives he was innocent, William Balfour, the stepfather of Jennifer Hudson's nephew and the husband of her sister, didn't take a lie detector test at that time Wednesday. That makes him the leading potential suspect in this unfortunate tragedy.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"Survivor: Gabon" 10/30

In this show's opinion, what's the best way to start November Sweeps 2008? With a DOUBLE ELIMINATION EPISODE. With each tribe having to vote off one of their remaining members, Sugar's in the most danger she's been since the start of the season.

Reward Challenge: On each turn, three members of each tribe pass a breakable ball amongst one another while one member of the opposite tribe tries to have it fall and/or smashed to the ground. Once a tribe drops the other tribe's ball, a point is awarded; this is a best-of-five match. The winners get a picnic getaway and get to send one member of the losing tribe to Exile Island, a place that seems to be Sugar's best, and sometimes worst, friend.

Corrine and Charlie sit this challenge out for Kota.

FIRST POINT: Kota

SECOND POINT: Kota

THIRD POINT: Kota (SWEEP!)

That means Sugar adds on to her dubious record with her FIFTH trip to Exile Island. Also, in addition to their picnic getaway, the current members of Kota also get letters from home!

INDIVIDUAL IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: In each round, two players compete in a log roll contest. When everything is said and done, only one person will get immunity. In addition, there will be a twist following this challenge, which may or may not result in the merger taking place.

ROUND 1: Ace vs. Dan
WINNER: Ace

ROUND 2: Charlie vs. Crystal
WINNER: Charlie

ROUND 3: Marcus vs. Matty
WINNER: Marcus

ROUND 4: Randy vs. Susie
WINNER: Randy

ROUND 5: Ken vs. Sugar
WINNER: Sugar

ROUND 6: Bob vs. Corrine
WINNER: Bob

ROUND 7: Ace vs. Charlie
WINNER: Ace

ROUND 8: Marcus vs. Randy
WINNER: Marcus

ROUND 9: Bob vs. Sugar
WINNER: Sugar

FINAL: Ace vs. Marcus vs. Sugar
IMMUNITY WINNER: Marcus

Marcus now had to grant immunity to one member of Fang...and gives it to Sugar!

FANG TRIBAL COUNCIL: This is between Crystal and Ace. By a vote of 3-2...










...Crystal Cox IS SAFE, meaning Ace Gordon is the first contestant eliminated tonight.

KOTA TRIBAL COUNCIL: For Kota, this is between Dan and Katie. Like Fang's vote, this vote also comes down to the wire. Thus, by a vote of 4-3...











...Dan Kay joins Ace Gordon off the island tonight.

"America's Next Top Model" 10/29

After getting to Amsterdam, "Holland's Next Top Model" host Daphne Deckers said hello to the remaining six! They then went on a scavenger hunt, with the first team to complete all of their tasks, which included finding their new shelter, each got 25 extra frames for their next photo shoot. Here were the three teams:

1. Analeigh & Marjorie
2. Mckey & Sheena
3. Samantha & Elina

Opening task: Buy a train ticket to Amsterdam Central.

Samantha & Elina had the early lead.

Task #2: Once off train, find any public phone for instructions.

Once this task began, Sheena & Mckey now had the lead, but they couldn't seem to find a phone quickly enough, so the lead went back to Samantha & Elina.

Task #3: Find Dam Cantrum.

It was neck and neck between Samantha & Elina and Sheena & Mckey.

Task #4: Find a pay phone to get the address to the house.

Last clue: Take a cab to the house.

The winners were...








...Samantha & Elina!

TYRA MAIL #23 (greeting card style): "People used to come to play, but fashion makes it hot today."

The models again formed into three teams of two, but this time had to model clothing while at a building's window. Here were the teams:

1. Sheena & Marjorie
2. Mckey & Samantha
3. Analeigh & Elina

The winners got to see the Amsterdam International Fashion Week...








..and they were Mckey & Samantha!

TYRA MAIL #24 (again a greeting card): "I know you have just arrived, but your voyage to become America's Next Top Model continues tomorrow."

PHOTO SHOOT: They had to wear mid-century dresses while on a boat.

1. Mckey: Excellent!

2. Samantha: Pretty good.

3. Sheena: She already got off to a bad start when Jay didn't like the character of her clothes; her shots weren't that good either.

4. Elina: She was OK, but she didn't listen to Jay's advice during her shooting at all.

5. Analeigh: Very good!

6. Marjorie: Well done!

ELIMINATION: Elina & Sheena were definitely in the bottom two...










Elina
Sheena

...and Sheena Sakai (who I doubt is related to Japanese wrestler Sumie) doesn't make it to the Top 5.

10/30/2008 Results

TPIR: Yesterday, contestant Shannon Miller pulled off the season's third Broken Fingers moment by being the second player to conquer Gas Money to win a $21K+ Pontiac G6 and $10,000. She fell a little short of winning her Showcase and becoming the season's biggest winner up to that point, but she still left with over $32K in cash and prizes.

Today, we're trying to break this streak- no car game of any kind has been won on a Thursday.

We start off the pre-Halloween episode with the Navy's Vito, Susan, Daniel and Joanne, and the first IUFB of a trampoline with a basketball hoop (Lanisha).

Joanne: $500
Daniel: $550
Susan: $700
Vito: $750

ARP: $879

Vito, a rescue swimmer in the Navy, could be rewarded for his good service with a Chevrolet Impala (Rachael) during the season's first playing of Five Price Tags. Board:

$20,790
$21,899
$25,191
$23,270
$19,450

The car price tags are controlled by Brandi today.

1. Silicon thermometer/spatula (Lanisha; Drew laughed at the spatula part)
PRICE: $19
GUESS: False- NO

2. Police box USB hub (Rachael)
PRICE: $45
GUESS: False- $30

3. Self-powered emergency tool (Lanisha)
PRICE: $43
GUESS: False- $22

4. Soy milk maker (Rachael)
PRICE: $97
GUESS: False- INCORRECT

His first car guess is $23,270...the Thursday car game drought IS OVER!

Jesse comes on down to Contestant's Row and the second IUFB is nothing but power tools (Rachael).

Jesse: $550
Joanne: $650
Daniel: $651
Susan: $700

ARP: $600

Jesse Melton, a tennis coach, plays the Grand Game. Target today is $7 and the products are pasta sauce, Gold Bond Lotion, nasal spray, Bayer, stain remover and Mylanta.

1. Sauce- $1.99 ($10)
2. Aspirin- $6 ($100)
3. Mylanta- $5.49 ($1,000)

Sadly, instead of chosing the stain remover at $3.99, he instead picks the $9.12 lotion, so we still haven't given away a cent in the Grand Game this season. The nasal spray was $9.99.

Next to leave the audience is Heidi McCoy and the third IUFB is luggage (Lanisha & Rachael).

Heidi: $600
Joanne: $575
Daniel: $700
Susan: $580

ARP: $920

Daniel plays Clock Game for a grand plus a dinette (Rachael) and an LCD HDTV (Brandi). The dinette's ARP was $899. He begins with $1,000, then $500...$700...$800...$900...$850...$875 and then $899. The LCD HDTV's price was $956, and he begins with $1,200, then $1,000...$800...$900...$999...$950...$975...$960...$951 and one ups from there to win with about ten seconds left!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Jesse ($600): $.60
Daniel ($3,775): $.95
Vito ($24,201): 80 + 15 = $.95

SPIN-OFF:
Daniel: $.50
Vito: $.50

SPIN-OFF, TAKE 2
Daniel: Nickel
Vito: NICKEL!!!!

SPIN-OFF, TAKE 3
Daniel: $.20
Vito: $.35

So much for a possible record number of spin-offs in this Showcase Showdown, but Vito's in the Showcase today!

Video Bonus: Showcase Showdown #1

George is then asked to come down to Contestant's Row and the fourth IUFB is a kitchen island (Lanisha).

George: $1,295
Susan: $1,100
Heidi: $950
Joanne: $850

ARP: $1,400

George Sgrignoli, whose just fulfilled his shirt's dream of being called on down by Rich Fields, will try to possibly make another dream come true- going to Hawaii (Brandi), but only if he can go the right way on Side By Side. Board:

63
74

He guesses $7,463...aloha, trip- he loses.

Kaitlyn is the next one on today's player list and the next IUFB is a ping pong table (Brandi & Rachael).

Kaitlyn: $400
Susan: $600
Heidi: $800
Joanne: $801

ARP: $678

Susan's now sent to a Clearance Sale, where she can win a stair stepper (Rachael), a pair of massagers (Lanisha) and an ATV (Brandi). Today's sale prices are $800, $2,025 and $2,779. Her guess:

$800- Massagers
$2,025- Stair stepper
$2,779- ATV

She is...a winner! The massagers were $1,000, the stair stepper was $2,579 and the ATV was $3,199.

Coming on down last is Christine Carmichael and the final IUFB is a glass door refrigerator (Brandi).

Christine: $1,150
Heidi: $1,300
Joanne: $1,600
Kaitlyn: $1,151

ARP: $1,600, so Joanne eludes the First Four Breakfast Club!

She now plays the Dice Game for a Ford Ranger (Lanisha). First number is 1 and the dice/table are brought to her by Brandi & Rachael.

Second digit rolled: 4- NO; GUESSES HIGHER
Third digit rolled: 6- NO; LOWER FREEBIE
Fourth digit rolled: 4- RIGHT
Last digit rolled: 2- RIGHT

She wins the truck at $16,542!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
George ($1,400): $.95
Susan ($7,456): 20 + 15 = $.35
Joanne ($18,142): 15 + 55 = $.70

George goes to the Showcase!

The first Showcase starts off with something you can use to tape footage of a lovely girl like Jennifer Neece walking near you- a new portable video camera (Rachael). Second, as luck would have it, Rachael allegedly has Hans the Cliffhangers guy as her boyfriend (and the classic yodeling music plays)!! Obviously, that means a trip to Switzerland is added to the pot here. Finally, after Drew catches Rich dicking around, a Ford Focus Sedan is revealed (Std., AT, SRadio)(Rachael)!

VITO BIDS $24,899 ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $23,500

For George, we have a year's supply of flowers (Lanisha), an Ashley living room (Brandi) and a baby grand piano (Lanisha).

GEORGE BIDS $25,500 ON FURNITURE SHOWCASE- STAGE WILLY

MY BID FOR FURNITURE SHOWCASE: $17,500

GEORGE'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $25,500
ARP: $21,390
OVER

VITO'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $24,899
ARP: $22,904
OVER


Sadly, we have our first DOUBLE OVERBID of the season. Tough way to end such a good show today. At least Vito still leaves with $24,201 in prizes.

DOND: The costumed player coming on down today is #3 David Beauman (dressed as a pirate; he writes children's books). He wants to win a lot of money here so that he could possibly turn it into even more while in Vegas. He swaps out for #16- let's hope the same fate that a poor guy dressed as a wizard experienced doesn't happen again today (swapping out the $500,000 case).

ROUND 1:
1. #4 (Carrie Lee)- $5
2. #7 (Felicia)- BUCK
3. #11 (Angela)- $250,000
4. #13 (Chibby)- $75,000
5. #3 (Vanessa)- $2,500

OPENING OFFER REJECTED: $14,500

ROUND 2:
1. #20 (Azlul)- $300
2. #12 (Barbara)- $500,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
3. #15 (Isabel)- $5,000
4. #19 (Debbie)- $25
5. #6 (Kenny)- $25,000 (STRIKE ONE)

SECOND OFFER: $4,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #2 (Doreen)- $200
2. #8 (Kenneth)- $100,000 (STRIKE TWO)
3. #22 (Keli)- $100
4. #17 (Cherie)- $10,000

THIRD OFFER: $3,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #14 (Dan)- $7,500
2. #9 (Vivian)- PENNY

FOURTH OFFER: $6,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #5 (Allison)- $50,000 (STRIKEOUT)
2. #21 (Nicole)- $500

FIFTH OFFER: $300- NO DEAL

Does he at least go home with $1,000?...

19th PICK: #18 (Sonia)- $50
SIXTH OFFER: $500- DEAL

...not quite, as he doesn't go all the way; he gets half that amount. Had he picked #1 (Sandra) next, he would've eliminated $400 and added another $50 to the pot.

Bingo America: Look out, we have another John as a contestant! This John's facing Nathalie tonight. The Round 1 scoreboard at halftime:

NATHALIE: -IN-O
JOHN: B-N--
BANK: $766

The fourth question of the night, the Wild Card Question, was a Stumper. The question was to name the color of the jacket that each year's winner of golf's Masters tournament would get. Nathalie said red while John said yellow; it was green.

8 (I29)- What dashboard instrument tallies the number of miles driven?
JOHN TAKES TOO LONG
NATHALIE: Odometer- CORRECT ($795)
9 (B8)- Also known as the "Galloping Hessian of the Hollow", what Washington Irving character scared Icabod Crane?
NATHALIE: The Headless Horseman- RIGHY AGAIN (BIN-O; $803)
10 (G58)- Three Wise Men brought Baby Jesus gold, Frankinsence and what pungent resin?
NATHALIE: Myrrh- WIN ($861)

We get to 50/50 Mode with this setup:

NATHALIE: -IN-O
JOHN: B--G-
BANK: $1,183

10 (N33)- November or December- during which month does the first day of Winter fall?
NATHALIE: December- CORRECT ($1,216)
11 (G60)- T or F: When kept as pets, many parakeets can imitate human speech.
NATHALIE: True- RIGHT AGAIN (-INGO; $1,276)
12 (I27)- Jack Johnson or John Mayer- which singer used to be a pro surfer?
NATHALIE: Jack Johnson- YES ($1,303)
13 (B7)- T or F: 12 squared equals 24.
JOHN: False- YES INDEED ($1,310)
14 (I30)- Trampoline or Sumo Wrestling- which is NOT an Olympic event?
NATHALIE: Sumo Wrestling- RIGHT ($1,340)
15 (O69)- Mezzanine or dress circle- the first floor of a theatre is called what?
JOHN: Mezzanine- CORRECT (B--GO; $1,409)

(Note: Instead of John saying mezzanine for the previous question, he said True, which was accepted; I think the original 15th question got thrown out.)

16 (I20)- Should you properly wear a tamo shanter above the waist or below it?
NATHALIE: Below- NO (John: BI-GO)
17 (B8)- T or F: Cinco De Mayo is Mexican Independence Day.
JOHN: False- LOSE

Bingo Bonus Round:

B: #13- $500
I: #23- $1,000 ($1,500)
N: #44- $1,000 ($2,500)
G: #53- GAME OVER

WOF: We start with this one-wordy On the Map Toss-Up Puzzle:

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A _ _ A

Rick only needs two A's to solve TRANSYLVANIA for $1,000. Tonight's players:

Rick Olson (Spokane, WA)- Shipping/packaging company manager
Katie Britt (L.A.)- University special events worker
Lea Landry (New Orleans)- Bartender

The category for the $2,000 Toss-Up is Show Biz:

S _ _ C _ A L

E F _ E C _ S

Lea solves SPECIAL EFFECTS for $2,000.

The first round's category is Song Title and out on the wheel now is a trip to Universal Studios Orlando worth $6,323. At the start, Lea calls a pair of N's for the $1,000 Yankee Candle package. Later, after Rick buys the E's, we have...

_ E R E _ _ _ _ E S/_ _/

_ _ N _ _ N

...I think I know, but I'm not sure. He calls the W's for $1,200, a pair of L's for the Wild Card and solves WEREWOLVES OF LONDON to triple his first $1,000.

DUDS: T

IHOP Jackpot Round category is Same Name. Early on, Rick calls a pair of S's for $600 and the Free Spin. Later, after buying the E's, we have...

_ R E S _ _ E N T _ A _/&/_ A R _ _ R/

S E A _

...I've got it. He calls the L's for another $1,100 and solves PRESIDENTIAL & HARBOR SEAL for another $3,200 and $6,200 total.

NO DUDS OR BANKRUPTS THIS ROUND

Katie begins the Swanson Broth Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round with the category being People. Katie hits Bankrupt on her second spin this round to lose $900. After Lea buys the O's, we have...

O _ _/_ E _ _ H _ O _ S/TO/THE/

_ O _ T H

...she solves OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH for another $1,600 and a trip to Canada, for a new total of $8,680 in cash and trip.

BANKRUPTS: 1 (Katie)

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: TH06453

Food & Drink is the category for the Toss-Up worth $3,000:

C _ _ _ Y

C _ _ _

Katie is incorrect with the Christmas treat CANDY CANE, while Lea solves CANDY CORN to go to $11,680 in cash and trip. Next category is Phrase. Rick uses his Free Spin after hitting Lose a Turn, and he then has to give up his Wild Card because he then spins Bankrupt. After Lea buys the E's later, we have...

IT/G I _ E S/_ E/T _ E/

_ R E E _ S

...she calls a $450 V and solves IT GIVES ME THE CREEPS for another $1,000 and $12,680 total.

DUDS: L, N
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Rick)

After a little bit of work by Rick, Speed-Up Round category is Fictional Characters and consonants are worth $1,450 apiece. After Lea calls the P...

_ _ T _ _ _ _ N/_ N D/T _ E/

P E N _ _ _ N

...she solves CATWOMAN AND THE PENGUIN to wrap it up with $14,130! Rick gets $6,200 and Katie has the $1,000 consolation.

DUDS: S

Big Money Round: She spins the N in WIN and the category is Person. This one-wordy begins with:

_ _ S _ _ N _ R _

Double L calls Y, G, H and I and gets...

_ I S I _ N _ R Y

...she's the VISIONARY we're looking for to prevent us from having to worry about getting SKUNKED after tomorrow's Halloween show! Last season on the first day of November Sweeps, we gave away a car (an Infiniti G37). Has the same thing happened tonight with the Eclipse Spyder, maybe even better?...








...NO, she gets $25,000 instead. Still, she takes home $39,130 in cash and Canada!

In addition to the Hawaii shows coming up in a week or so, Pet Lovers Week will take place on the week of December 8-12!

(Pat Sajak's role listed during the full credit roll this time: The Amazing Voltan! They've been doing that ever since the start of this season, I think.)

Jeopardy!: After an imaginary visit with Norma Brown, Carl Brandt returns to defend his title against:

Phil Fernandez (San Diego)- Engineer
Jen Weaver (North East, MD)- Office assistant

Opening categories on this Halloween Eve episode:

THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR
SONG ADJECTIVES
RETRONYMS
THE IG NOBEL PRIZE
AMERICAN RESTAURANTS
HALLOWEEN: TRICK OR TREAT

Hitting the Daily Double under the $1,000 Secretary of the Interior clue is Fernandez with $3,000, leading the champ by a C-note. Weaver has $1,600. His wager is two of his three grand. To keep the lead:

Gale Norton ran the department using the four C's; Communication, Consultation and Cooperation, to further this fourth C.

"What is Conservation?"...that's it for five grand! That's the last clue before the first break. At the end of the round, the total's up to six. Weaver now has $4,400 and the champ has $200 less than her.

LACH TRASH IN ROUND 1: $2,200

DJ! Categories:

THE INTERIOR OF THE SECRETARY
1930s CINEMA
WHAT THE DICKENS!

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
HISTORY CROSSWORD CLUES "M"
AFTER TRICK OR TREATING...

Brandt finds Daily Double #1 under the $1,600 Dickens clue with $6,200. He now trails Weaver for the lead by a $3,000 margin, while Fernandez now has $7,600. His wager is $1,200.

When Nell works for Jarley's Wax-Work in this novel, she sleeps in a creepy room with the wax-work figures.

"What is The Old Curiosity Shop?"...that's right to move him to $7,400! He then gets the $2,000 clue after Weaver makes a mistake on it to give him the lead. He shortly finds the other of the Daily Doubles under the $1,600 1930s Cinema clue, now with 11 large to his credit. The bet this time is $1,000.

Brian Aherne was doomed to play this emperor in the 1939 film "Juarez".

"Who is Maximillian?"...$12,000! Weaver then is correct on the $2,000 clue to hit the ten grand mark. Left are The Interior of the Secretary, Know Your Rights and After Trick or Treating. She begins the second half of this round with the $400 Know Your Rights clue:

Upon Stonewall Jackson's injury by friendly fire in 1863, this man remarked "I have lost my right arm".

Jen: "Who was Robert E. Lee?"- CORRECT ($10,400); $800 RIGHTS CLUE

In place settings, the fork named for these shellfish is the only one ever placed to the right of the plate.

Jen: "What are shrimp?"- INCORRECT ($9,600)

TRIPLE STUMPER #1: Oyster

$1,200 RIGHTS CLUE:

Nine-letter word for the right side of a clipper or a brigantine.

Jen: "What is starboard?"- CORRECT ($10,800); $1,600 RIGHTS CLUE

It's a right-hand page of a book; the verso is a left-hand page.

Phil: "What is the off-verse?"- INCORRECT ($6,000)

TRIPLE STUMPER #2: Recto

LAST RIGHTS CLUE:

The heart's right ventricle pumps directly into this artery that carries blood in the lungs.

Carl: "What is the pulminary?"- RIGHT ($14,000); $400 SECRETARY CLUE

In 2007 Philippines Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez had a transplant of this paired organ.

Phil: "What are kidneys?"- CORRECT ($6,400); $800 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY

As one of these pieces of furniture, a "secretary" may have pigeonholes inside.

Jen: "What is desk?"- RIGHT ($11,600); $1,200, SAME CATEGORY

The scientific name Sagitttarius Serpentarius tells you that inside the secretary bird you may find this, it's main food.

Phil: "What is a snake?"- YES ($7,600); $1,600, SAME TOPIC

On December 30, 1968 in Norway, a heart attack ended the life of this first U.N. Secretary-General.

Jen: "What is Hammerstone?"- NO WAY ($10,000)
Carl: "Who is Trygve Lie?"- RIGHT ($15,600); LAST SECRETARY CLUE

You'll warm the interior of your secretary with a gift during this, formerly National Secretaries Week.

TRIPLE STUMPER #3: Adminsistrative Professionals Week

AFTER TRICK OR TREATING BEGINS WITH THIS $400 CLUE:

...collect money for this U.N. agency whose national day coincides with Halloween.

Jen: "What is UNICEF?"- CORRECT ($10,400)

$2,000:

...prepare yourself for this Catholic Holy day, the day after Halloween.

Phil: "What is All Saints Day?"- CORRECT ($9,600)

$800:

...show your regional pride by saluting the 144th anniversary of this "Silver State" joining the Union.

Jen: "What is Nevada?"- YES INDEED ($11,200)

$1,600:

...check out FEARnet.com and download scary movies like 1978's "Halloween" starring this woman as Laurie.

Carl: "Who is Jamie Lee Curtis?"- RIGHT ($17,200)

FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND FOR $1,200:

...head over to the frightful fun at Knott's scary farm, known as this for most of the year.

Phil: "What is Knott's Berry Farm?"- CORRECT ($10,800)

DJ! LACH TRASH: $4,400

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Carl: $17,200
Jen: $11,200
Phil: $10,800

CORYAT SCORES:

Carl: $17,800
Jen: $11,200
Phil: $9,800

Good game here.

(Flashback moment from a February 2, 2001 episode: A lady comes up with the correct response of "What is Zeus?")

FJ! CATEGORY: Inventors.

A key to Alexander Graham Bell's experiments was one of these, procured by a doctor friend, Clarence Blake.

Mr. Fernandez is up first, putting down "What is a stethoscope?"...incorrect, costing him $6,500; he now has $4,300. Over to the lady in the middle, who wrote the same thing, resulting in a $10,800 loss, so she's out of it at just $400. The champ also has that. The right object was of all things an ear. His wager was $5,201, so he keeps the title at $11,999, making his three-day total $40,799.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

GSN reminders

Two special guests will stop by on Thursday's GSN Live. During the first half, Vanna White of "Wheel of Fortune" will appear, and Coolio will appear in the second half.

Don't forget that on Halloween from 5-6 PM, the "Stump the Master" GSN Live segment starring Ken Jennings begins! Jennings will talk on GSN Radio at 1:45 PM EST that day prior to appearing on GSN Live.

"The Ultimate Fighter" 10/29

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT QUARTERFINAL #3: Vinny Magalhaes vs. Jules Bruchez
Referee: Herb Dean

Round 1: After a dull first three minutes with Magalhaes slightly ahead, Magalhaes attempts a triangle choke on Bruchez but then turns it into a TKO attempt with the ground and pound...no. He then tries an armbar...he gets the win with 1:35 left!

"Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Island"- FINALE

FINAL FACE OFF: As a reminder, Johanna, Dan, Ev and KellyAnne are all competing in this. This is called "Water Bound". Here, while in the water and having their ankles tied up with some restraints, contestants have to hold a weight behind their backs with both hands. The last person standing wins a $3,000 Shell gift card in addition to stealing a key from somebody!

The first one eliminated...








...Dan in quick fashion. The second one out...












...KellyAnne! And the winner is...












...Ev! The other three players are then eliminated. She decides to steal...











...Dunbar's key, meaning he's sent packing.

THE BIG BOAT RACE: Here are the two teams:

Team 1: Ev, Kenny, Derrick & Johnny
Team 2: Paula, Ryan, Robin & Jenn

Here, no team can interfere with the other's progress, nor sabotage the other's boat. Before getting to The Island, they must secure their boat to their respective two colored buoys. Failure to do so will incur a ten minute penalty.

The Red Team is the first one to get their boat into the water. However, there was a time where their boat almost fell into the water. This season's $300,000 winners are...





















...THE RED TEAM!!!

10/29/2008 Results

TPIR: Rich calls on Aisha, Spencer, Shannon and Deen to come on down first. The opening IUFB is a plasma HDTV (Rachael).

Aisha: $1,575
Spencer: $1,200
Shannon: $1,300
Deen: $1,299 (OOPS)

ARP: $2,199

Thanks to Deen being a dunderhead on the last bid of this IUFB, Aisha Anderson comes up and dances so hard that she almost tries to knock Drew down! Anyway, she may have a few reasons to do that again if she can win Easy As 1-2-3 for a computer system (Brandi), flatware (Lanisha)
and a drum set (Rachael). Her guesses:

1- Flatware
2- Computer
3- Drum set

Prices:

Flatware: $900
Computer: $2,529
Drum set: $1,464

She went the wrong way on the last two prizes.

Leaving the mob fifth is Amber and the second IUFB is a karaoke machine (Brandi).

Amber: $550
Spencer: $551
Shannon: $700
Deen: $599

ARP: $960

Shannon Miller, a music major at Cal State-Fullerton, could be listening to the music on her radio in a new Pontiac G6 (Rachael) if she also wins $10,000 in Gas Money. Prices:

$20,195
$17,225
$23,910
$21,491
$18,429

CAR GUESS: $21,491

1. $17,225- $2,000; GOES ON
2. $23,910- $1,000; GOES ON
3. $18,429- $3,000; SHE'S ROLLING THE DICE
4. $20,195- WINS $31,491 IN CASH AND CAR!!!

Coming on down sixth is Shea Murphy and the third IUFB is sports apparel (Lanisha).

Shea: $700
Deen: $1,550
Amber: $950
Spencer: $705

ARP: $1,000

Amber Bretz, a teacher from Michigan, will try to show how smart she really is playing Squeeze Play for a hot tub (Rachael). Board:

62713

She gets rid of the 2, making her guess $6,713...

$ 6 7 1 3

...give her an A!

TODAY'S WIN AT HOME PRIZE: Chest freezer (Lanisha; I have one of those)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Aisha ($2,199): 40 + 30 = $.70
Amber ($7,713): $.75
Shannon ($32,451): $.90

Shannon gets a chance to maybe become our biggest winner of the season thus far in the Showcase!

Michael leaves his seat next and the fourth IUFB is a pair of digital cameras (Brandi & Lanisha).

Michael: $650
Spencer: $1,200
Shea: $1,400
Deen: $750

ARP: $810

Deen Alcaraz, a worker for the Cub Scouts and the Marine Corps, plays Hi-Lo for a living room (Rachael) worth just a buck shy of four grand. Products today are Citracel chews, Icy Hot PM, Italian cookies, Oxi-Clean Spray-A-Way, HBP medicine and eye drops.

First pick is the HBP, which is $6.29. Second is the Icy Hot, which is $7.99. Finally, he picks the Citrucel...$9.99. The one item that worries me are the eye drops, which Drew rants about being very necessary when you want to see the scoreboard clearly during baseball games. The cookies are $2.29, the spray is $2.99, and the eye drops are...$5.29, so he wins by $1! He then does a handstand!

Having their name called next is Marion and the fifth IUFB is a water bike (Rachael).

Marion: $450
Michael: $1,400
Spencer: $725
Shea: $800

ARP: $2,799

Michael Badalamenti then gets a quick, close peek of the Dodge Charger (Std., Paint, Prot)(Brandi) that he could win in Switcheroo! Board:

CAR: $ 2 3 , 8 _ 0
Shopping bag: $ _ 2
Computer speakers: $ _ 0
Finger drums: $ _ 5
Mini fridge: $ _ 2

My guesses:

CAR: $23,820
Shopping bag: $12
Computer speakers: $40
Finger drums: $35
Mini fridge: $52

His first guesses:

CAR: $23,830
Shopping bag: $12
Computer speakers: $40
Finger drums: $25
Mini fridge: $52

He has two right. Final guesses:

CAR: $23,850
Shopping bag: $12
Computer speakers: $40
Finger drums: $25
Mini fridge: $32

He only switched the car and the fridge on his second turn, as you can see...







CAR: $23,850
Shopping bag: $12
Computer speakers: $40
Finger drums: $25
Mini fridge: $32

...great move, but still no car. I thought he had it! He wins the shopping bag, the finger drums and the mini fridge. Thus, the car was $23,840 and the speakers actually cost $50.

Eric Dowdy enters Contestant's Row last and the final IUFB is a media fireplace (Brandi).

Eric: $1,400
Spencer: $1,450
Shea: $1,451
Marion: $900

ARP: $999

TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB ENTRANT: Spencer

Marion Beck plays One Right Price for SCUBA gear (Rachael) and a grill (Lanisha). Brandi has today's One Right Price of $2,250, and she guesses that as the price of the SCUBA gear...to my surprise, she's a winner! The grill was $1,490.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Michael ($2,868): $.90
Marion ($4,739): 35 + 85 = OVER
Deen ($4,809): $.95

Deen will be Shannon's opponent in today's Showcase!

The first Showcase starts off with a trip to the LA Dodgers Fantasy Baseball Camp! Then, when you think of the city that Joe DiMaggio played for, because he played for the Yankees, it's New York City! Finally, Ichiro Suzuki is mostly associated for playing in Seattle today with the Mariners, but he originally played in this country in the final trip up for grabs in this Showcase today- Japan! Awkward writing there though, Drew.

SHANNON PASSES TO DEEN; DEEN BIDS $19,550 ON TRIPS- STAGE GARF

MY BID FOR TRIPS SHOWCASE: $23,750

For Shannon, we have prizes for lazy people like yours truly- a tandem bike (Lanisha & Rachael), a Caribbean Cruise (Rachael) and a TrailManor trailer (Rachael)! Not too much better writing there, Drew.

SHANNON BIDS $21,000 ON CRUISE/TRAILER SHOWCASE- GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR CRUISE/TRAILER SHOWCASE: $33,333

SHANNON'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $21,000
ARP: $31,344

DIFFERENCE: $10,144

DEEN'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $19,550
ARP: $26,048
DIFFERENCE: $6,498- WIN

That means Shannon does NOT become the biggest winner of the season, but she's still the day's top winner with $32,451 in cash and prizes. Deen wins all of the trips and $30,857 total.

Bingo America: Tonight's players are Kristi and John- uh oh! As you know by now, two contestants named John have won the big one on this show. But Kristi will try to do something about that. At halftime in Round 1:

KRISTI: B-NG-
JOHN: -I--O

BANK: $753

9 (I20)- What 80s TV primetime soap featured wild catfights between Alexis and Crystal?
JOHN: "Dallas"- INCORRECT
KRISTI: "Dynasty"- RIGHT (BING-; $773)
10 (O63)- The 750-year old Sorbonne is a university located in what European capital?
KRISTI: Paris- WIN ($836)

Don't forget, those at-home winners tonight will each get $1,000!

GAME 2: After five questions this game, here's where we're at:

KRISTI: B---O
JOHN: ---GO
BANK: $1,072

6 (WILD)- On what 80s TV show would you find a spunky, freckled girl played by Soleil Moon Frye?
KRISTI: "Punky Brewster"- RIGHT (BI--O; $1,172)
7 (B3)- Chicago's river is dyed green every year as part of what March celebration?
JOHN: St. Patrick's Day- CORRECT (B--GO; $1,175)
8 (N37)- What tool used to cut curves is also the name of a type of puzzle?
KRISTI: Jigsaw- RIGHT (BIN-O; $1,212)
9 (I27)- In Greek mythology, what woman's beauty was said to have caused the Trojan War?
JOHN: Aphrodite- NO
KRISTI: Helen- CORRECT ($1,239)

50/50 MODE:
10 (I19)- Bear market or bull market- a stock market that has its stock prices rising is called what?
JOHN: Bull- CORRECT (BI-GO; $1,258)
11 (G60)- T or F: Democracy first flourished in Ancient Greece.
KRISTI: True- WIN ($1,318)

Bingo Bonus Round: Will Kristi have the chance to be the first female $100,000 winner?...

B: #4- $500
I: #28- $2,000 ($2,500)
N: #32- $750 ($3,250)
G: #60- $750 ($4,000)
O: #69- OOPS

...NO, according to the ten wrecking balls on the last line.

WOF: Our first Toss-Up deals with a Phrase:

_ R _ _ K/_ R/

_ _ _ _ _

Missy solves TRICK OR TREAT pretty fast for $1,000. Tonight's players:

Missy Moore (Vivian, LA)- Florist and interior decorator
Andrew Shang (Boise, ID)- Housing compliance auditor
Pat Matthews (South Hero, VT)- Has been married to the same man for 41 years

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

_ I _ I _ A L/C _ R O L _ S _/

_ H O _ E

Missy is incorrect with INITIAL CORDLESS PHONE, while Andrew solves DIGITAL CORDLESS PHONE for $2,000.

On the wheel now is a trip to New Orleans worth $5,540 (hence, if Andrew or Pat win this trip, they might actually get to visit Missy one of these days!) and the Round 1 category is Show Biz. The puzzle ends with an exclamation mark, so it's possible at least one of you knows the puzzle right this second. About midway in the round, Andrew calls three R's for the Wild Card. Later, after Missy buys the A's, we have...

_ E R _ L/S T R E E _/STARS/_ N/

_ A _ _ A/_ I A !

...she calls the M's for another $1,500 and solves MERYL STREEP STARS IN MAMMA MIA! for another $2,750 and $3,750 total.

DUDS: C, D

IHOP Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Food & Drink. At the start, Pat calls an R for the New Orleans trip, but she immediately loses it to a Bankrupt on the Million Dollar Wedge. After Missy buys the E and the I, we have...

L _ _ A L L _/_ A _ _ _ T/

_ R E S _/_ I S _

...she calls the H's for a $1,000 Party City gift certificate, then calls the F's and the C's and solves LOCALLY CAUGHT FRESH FISH for another $4,300, the gift tag and a trip to Acapulco, for a new total of $14,350 in cash and prizes.

BANKRUPTS: 1 (Pat)

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: GM03535

Swanson Broth Mystery Round category is Fun & Games. Early on, Andrew lands on a Mystery Wedge and calls an S. He flips...Bankrupt, so he loses $350 and the Wild Card. Later, Missy calls the F's and we have...

F _ N T _ S _

F _ _ T _ _ _ _

_ E _ _ _ E

...she calls a $300 G, the L's for another $1,650 and solves FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE for another $2,750 and $17,100 total!

DUDS: D, R
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Andrew)

(Note: According to Jason Huhn, Bankrupt was actually hit three times in a row at one point this round; all of those instances were edited out of the broadcast and Andrew had actually lost his Wild Card even before he flipped over his selected Mystery Wedge.)

The last Toss-Up's in the category of Thing:

W _ _ L D

_ _ _ _ N _ C

Missy solves WORLD ALMANAC to go to $20,100 now! Next category is Living Thing (early on this round, while the scoreboard was displayed at the top of our screen, Missy was mistakenly named Annette). After Pat buys the E, we have...

_ L _ _ _/_ _ D O _/

_ _ _ D E R

...WWE Diva Victoria is addicted to this. She calls a $300 C, buys the I's but spins Lose a Turn. Missy calls a $350 B, the W's for another $900, a $350 S, a $350 K and solves BLACK WIDOW SPIDER for another $2,550 and $22,650 total!

DUDS: N, T

Speed-Up Round category is Fictional Character and consonants are worth $1,700 apiece. After Missy calls the D's...

T _ _ - _ _ _ D _ D

M _ N S T _ R

...she solves TWO-HEADED MONSTER to add another $6,800 and win with $29,450! Andrew leaves with $2,000 and Pat gets the $1,000 consolation.

Big Money Round: If Missy can win this endgame, she'll go down as one of our better players this season. She spins the apostrophe and the category is Thing. Starting with:

_ _ _ _

_ _ _ E

MM calls D, C, M and O...but gets nothing, marking just the second time this season that's happened. Thus, she can't solve HIGH FIVE and the convertible is lost for the second straight night. She needed the H's and the F.

DOND (Syn.)- Dressed up as a judge, today's player is #16 Ronnie Kalum (who handles the forklift at a warehouse and is known as Mr. Mom to his family). Let's see if he can help us rebound from yesterday's bummer.

ROUND 1:
1. #20 (Azlul)- $200
2. #22 (Keli)- $400
3. #8 (Kenneth)- $300
4. #4 (Carrie Lee)- $250,000
5. #1 (Sandra)- PENNY

FIRST OFFER TURNED DOWN: $13,000

ROUND 2:
1. #18 (Sonia)- $500
2. #21 (Nicole)- $10
3. #10 (Rachel)- $500,000
4. #2 (Doreen)- $2,500
5. #5 (Allison)- $100,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)

SECOND OFFER: $5,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #14 (Dan)- $7,500
2. #7 (Felicia)- $100
3. #19 (Debbie)- $5,000
4. #11 (Angela)- $25

THIRD OFFER: $8,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #15 (Isabel)- $25,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #3 (David)- $10,000 (SAFETY NET VIRTUALLY GONE)

FOURTH OFFER: $11,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #6 (Kenny)- BUCK
2. #9 (Vivian)- $50

FIFTH OFFER: $17,000- NO DEAL

19th PICK: #17 (Carlos)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO)

Get out of the game NOW, Ronnie.

SIXTH OFFER: $8,000- DEAL

Thanks to Ronnie knocking out the $75,000 on his last pick before dealing, there was no way he was going to claim the $50,000 from his case. The other cases:

#12 (Barbara)- $1,000 (He would've chosen this next and the final offer would've been $22,000.)
#13 (Chibby)- $5


DOND (NBC): Tomorrow Rodriguez's big night could very well be coming tonight, as nine $1,000,000 cases are up for grabs. She's an Army wife from Maple Shade, NJ and wants to win some big money so that she and her husband can go on a honeymoon. Her case of destiny is lucky #7.

ROUND 1:
1. #10- EIGHT MILLIONS LEFT
2. #6- $10
3. #5- $25
4. #4- $10,000
5. #12- SEVEN MILLIONS LEFT
6. #1- $5,000

FIRST OFFER TURNED DOWN: $188,000

ROUND 2:
1. #2- SIX MILLIONS LEFT
2. #26- $100
3. #5- FIVE MILLIONS LEFT
4. #22- BUCK
5. #17- FOUR MILLIONS LEFT

SECOND OFFER REJECTED: $74,000

ROUND 3:
1. #9- $500
2. #13- $750
3. #23- $5
4. #19- $25,000

THIRD OFFER NOT TAKEN: $211,000

ROUND 4:
1. #18- $50
2. #14- PENNY
3. #21- $75

FOURTH OFFER: $332,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #24- $1,000 (nothing but the millions are left on the right side)
2. #16- DANGER ZONE ENFORCED

FIFTH OFFER: $349,000- NO DEAL

21st PICK: #3- $200

SIXTH OFFER: $423,000- NO DEAL

22nd PICK: #11- $400

HIGHEST OFFER SO FAR THIS SEASON: $677,000- NO DEAL

Her next pick is #15.

TONIGHT'S BEAT THE BANKER WINNING CASE: #3

IF #15 HAS $300...











...THIS GAME'S OVER AND SHE WILL BE THE SHOW'S SECOND MILLIONAIRE...












...ON THE THIRD DAY OF GAME SHOW KINGDOM'S SECOND ANNIVERSARY WEEK...























...IT'S THERE- SHE'S A MILLIONAIRE!!!!!

Spray the confetti!!! She's the first MILLION DOLLAR WINNER of our third year! She definitely will get an asterisk by the GSNN staffers, but I doubt she could care less!

Video Bonus: MILLION DOLLAR WIN

Jeopardy!: Last night, Carl Brandt was part of a pretty competitive game, but was held to $4,399 during his first win because of bad luck in FJ!. Tonight, he'll try to repeat as champ and maybe pocket a much nicer payday against these folks:

Tristan Snell (Boston)- Patent litigator
Pat Thornton (Huntington, WV)- Bookseller

Opening categories:

20th CENTURY CHINA
AND ON GUITAR... (at least one musician who plays the guitar is given in each clue and the players must ID the band they're a part of)
FACE TIME
LETTERS & NUMBERS
CROPS

ROBBERS

At halftime, the champ leads Snell by four grand, $5,800 to $1,800. Thornton has $1,000. Brandt then finds the Daily Double under the $600 Letters & Numbers clue with $7,400 thus far, now having a $5,800 lead over Snell. His wager is $400.

In May 2002, explorer Robert Ballard discovered the wreckage of this boat in the Solomon Islands.

"What is P.T. 109?"...that's it for $7,800! When the round ends, he's already at five figures with $10,400! Snell has $3,800 and Thornton is stuck at a grand.

FIRST ROUND LACH TRASH: $1,400

DJ! Categories:

NEWBERRY MEDAL WINNERS
FROM STAGE TO SCREEN
GEOLOGIC TIME
THE MAINE THING
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?
3-LETTER WORDS

Brandt uncovers the first Daily Double under the $1,600 Geologic Time clue, but Snell's starting to catch up to him. The champ still leads with 14 grand, while Snell has $9,000; the lady in the middle has $1,400. His wager is $1,000.

The first claw found of the Utahraptor was thought to be a rib-- they grew 'em big in this period, from Latin for "chalk".

"What is Calciverous?"...incorrect. It was the Pretacious, so he's now at $13K. With only the 3-Letter Words left, Snell goes Daily Double Hunting...but he can't find it under the $2,000 clue there before the champ does. Right now, Brandt leads with $17,800. Snell has $12,200 and the odd lady out has $3,400. His wager is just a pair of Benjamins ($200).

Of the chemical elements, it has the shortest name.

He can't come up with tin.

Just before the other Daily Double, there was a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE given by Brandt on this $1,200 clue:

St. Paul wrote, "By one man" this "entered into the world" -- that'd be yours, Adam.

He said "Who is Jesus Christ?", forgetting the category. It was sin.

Video Bonus: Late mistake

DJ! LACH TRASH: $6,800

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Carl: $17,600
Pat: $3,400

Tristan: $12,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Carl: $19,000
Pat: $3,400

Tristan: $12,200

(Flashback moment #3 from an October 10, 2005 Kids Week episode: Madeline Suchard gets Betsy Ross as the correct response.)

FJ! CATEGORY: 2008.

Though not elected to the position, a man from this state became the first blind governor and the fourth black governor in the U.S.

PAT:
Response: "What is New York?"
Wager: $3,000
Final score: $6,400

Snell's response...also NY to double to $24,400! As for the champ...he's right as well and retains at $24,401! For his two days, he now has reached the Norma Brown Jackpot ($28,800)!