TPIR: We begin today with Melli, Mari, Edward and Laura. Drew makes a slo-mo entrance and the first IUFB is a Dell laptop (Brandi).
Mari Scott, not the same one that won one of the last big money tournaments of the most recent version of "Pyramid", will try to win some big money of her own, $10,000 to be exact, playing the Grand Game. Today's target is $3.50 and the products are Clorox bleach, soup, Gold Bond Cream, Lady Speed Stick, G2 sports drink and Jolly Time Popcorn.
1. Soup- $1.29 ($10)
2. Sports drink- $1.49 ($100)
3. Popcorn- $2.49 ($1,000)
She goes for it with the bleach...it's $2.19, meaning after a long losing streak to start the season, we've had two $10,000 Grand Game wins in a row!
(I would've picked the deodorant on my last pick instead.)
Leaving the big crowd fifth is Dexter Gareau from SDSU and the second IUFB is a selection of Vera Wang fragrances and a Barbie doll (Brandi & Rachael).
Edward: $699 (DOH)
If this Dexter's as smart as the one on the cartoon "Dexter's Laboratory" while playing Lucky $even, he'll win the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger SE (Std., 26G, Sound, EBH)(Lanisha). First number is 2. He chooses 6 as the second number...
$ 2 5 , _ _ _
...just costs him a dollar. Third number guess is 7...
$ 2 5 , 8 _ _
...only costs him another dollar. He goes down to 4 on the fourth number...
$ 2 5 , 8 2 _
...that costs him two bucks that time, so he's down to $3 for his last guess. He goes with 6 for the last digit...
$ 2 5 , 8 2 5
...he wins the car with a buck to spare! He also could've won the car had he guessed 5 every time, but he didn't need that strategy!
Video Bonus: Today's Lucky $even (HD)
Coming on down sixth is Hanna Apple and the third IUFB is Tommy Bahama home accessories (Lanisha).
Hanna: $375 (OOPS)
Melli: $400 (STAGE GARF)
Laura Levreault, whose husband serves in the Marine Corps, plays Most Expensive for a 46" LCD TV (Rachael), a guitar (Lanisha) and a coffee system (Brandi). She picks the TV. The guitar is $1,299, the coffee system is $2,498...and the TV's $2,899, so we have a perfect first half!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Laura ($7,690): 45 + 95 = OVER
Mari ($11,403): $.55
Dexter ($26,706): 20 + 15 = $.35
Thanks to Mari not listening to the audience's advice after her first spin, she's in the Showcase today.
Next comes Donna Lane and the fourth IUFB is a pair of patio heaters (Brandi).
Donna gets a second chance, because everyone's over.
Melli Vytlacil plays Secret X for a Broyhill dining room worth $7,732. Her free X:
Today's SPs modeled by Lanisha:
Photo CD recorder: $153 or $200?
Handheld poker video game: $89 or $120?
She gets the recorder at $200, but is incorrect with the video game at $89. Her final setup:
She nearly placed the other X in the bottom left square. Good thing she changed her mind, because the game would've been over after she missed the video game. She needs the Secret X to be in the middle...
...but it's up top, so she definitely needed that third X to have won.
After that comes Emily Swenberg from the crowd and the fifth IUFB is a washer/dryer (Rachael).
Edward Segura, the last of today's first four called contestants to make it up on stage, is from Fontana, CA and will play Cover Up for a Mercury Milan (Std., SYNC/Mirror, Prot)(Brandi). Board:
First number: 2 or 3?
Second number: 1, 4 or 6?
Third number: 1, 3, 4 or 8?
Fourth number: 0, 2, 5, 6 or 7?
Last number: 0, 2, 3, 4, 6 or 7?
First guess is $24,870...only the first number's right. Second guess is $21,467...the second & third numbers are right. Third attempt is $21,452...he's the second car winner today!
The last person Rich calls on down is John McDougal-Goulet and the final IUFB is a glove chair (Lanisha).
Donna from Maryland plays Pick-a-Number for a ScootCoupe (Rachael). Brandi handles the gameboard today:
$ 6 _ 9 9
NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 2, 5 & 8
I say $6,899, but she goes with $6,599 instead...
$ 6 5 9 9
...and we have a 5 out of 6er!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Melli ($718): 20 + 50 = $.70
Donna ($7,574): 20 + 10 = $.30
Edward ($23,720): 15 + 65 = $.80
Edward gets the Top Winner spot in today's Showcase!
First Showcase starts out with Rich telling Drew that his house's having a party with new sporting equipment (Rachael). Second, Rich tells a riddle- what has four arms, legs and floats? It might be you on a Colorado whitewater rafting trip (Lanisha). Finally, if you cross the Atlantic with ski equipment, you'll end up in Austria (Brandi). Another poorly-written showcase by the Drewmeister.
EDWARD BID $17,525 ON TRIPS SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIPS SHOWCASE: $15,325
For Mari, we have a Broyhill bedroom (Lanisha), a lawn mower (Brandi) and a hot tub (Rachael).
MARI BIDS $12,250 ON ROOM/SPA SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE INTENTIONAL GARF
MY BID FOR ROOM/SPA SHOWCASE: $20,000
OVER- MARI WINS!
Mari wins $36,279 in cash and prizes!
DOND: For the record, on Tuesday's pre-empted episode, #14 Maury Rogo went the distance for $10,000. Let's see what happens to today's player, #21 Bill Steinbeck (who is a professional photographer).
1. #11 (Jerrel)- PENNY
2. #7 (Mani)- $500
3. #18 (Andrea)- $25,000
4. #1 (James)- $100,000
5. #4 (Cammie)- BUCK
FIRST OFFER: $13,500- NO DEAL
1. #14 (Paula)- $5,000
2. #6 (Tennille)- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
3. #12 (Lani)- $250,000 (STRIKE ONE)
4. #9 (Ekaterini)- $10
5. #2 (Angela)- $100
SECOND OFFER: $18,000- NO DEAL
1. #22 (Tara)- $7,500
2. #8 (Eva)- $1,000
3. #13 (Debra)- $50
4. #16 (Chel)- $25
THIRD OFFER: $25,000- NO DEAL
1. #3 (Juan-Carlos; former "Temptation" champion!)- $500,000 (BIG STRIKE TWO)
2. #19 (Bryan)- $10,000
FOURTH OFFER: $4,500- NO DEAL
1. #10 (Lisa)- $75,000 (STRIKEOUT)
2. #5 (Anthony)- $200
FIFTH OFFER: $650- NO DEAL
Rest of his game:
19th PICK: #15 (Ashley)- $300
SIXTH OFFER: $950- NO DEAL
20th PICK: #20 (Casey)- $5
FINAL OFFER: $1,400- DEAL
His case had $400.
WOF: The third day of Teacher's Week 2009 begins with the first Toss-Up category of People:
S A F _ _ Y
P A T _ _ L
Stephane solves SAFETY PATROL for a grand.
$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: PP03874
Here are tonight's teachers:
Stephanie Ash (Palm Beach Garden, FL)- 5th Grade teacher for five years and a former FSU graduate
Tracey Damm (Brooksville, FL)- Elementary school teacher for six years
Jeff McBurney (Bremerton, WA)- High school band teacher and soon will get his Master's Degree in conducting
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Living Things:
_ I N K
_ _ L I P S
Stephanie gets another $2,000 with PINK TULIPS.
Round 1 category is Place and out on the wheel now is a trip to Spain from EF Educational Tours worth $7,397. Stephanie spins Lose a Turn after calling a $900 S. Tracey then calls the night's first dud in T. A little into Stephanie's second turn, she calls the C's and we have...
_ _ C E
_ R _ N C _ _ A L ' S
_ F F _ C E
...I think I know. She calls the P for another $300 and the Free Spin and then solves VICE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE for another $3,300 and $6,300 total.
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Jeff)
(Just before the first break, Miss Ash's 5th Grade class did a greeting message!)
Campbell's Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Phrase. Tracey starts off with the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge. Jeff immediately gets the same spot (also his second Bankrupt tonight). Stephanie calls the round's first dud in R a little later but holds on to her Free Spin for now. Tracey then hits a regular Bankrupt (also her second tonight); all three turns of hers so far tonight have not gone so well (a dud on her first turn, followed by a Bankrupt on her next two turns). Jeff then calls a $3,500 T, then triples that amount with two H's. After he buys the A's a little later, we have...
L E A _ E/THE/_ A _ N L A N _/
_ E H _ N _
...he calls the D's for another $600, the B for another $300, and buys the I's. He then solves LEAVE THE MAINLAND BEHIND for $11,250 and a trip to Maui, making his total $18,582 in cash and trip.
BANKRUPTS: 3 (2 by Tracey, Jeff)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: DS2155352
IHOP Mystery Round category is Before & After. Jeff calls a dud in R after calling a $400 T. Stephanie also duds out with S and she again hangs on to her Free Spin. Tracey finally gets something going by calling a $3,500 T. After she buys the I's later, we have...
_ _ _ _
_ A L L
_ A I T I N _
...she calls the G for another $900, two C's for another $1,600, and then a $300 W after barely dodging a regular Bankrupt. She then buys a U up top to clean out the vowels, then lands on the Mystery Wedge next to the MDW and calls a D. With $6,350 already at stake for her, she decides to take the extra $1,000 and solve DUCK CALL WAITING for $7,350. However, she could've won $16,350 this round and been that much closer to Jeff's lead, because $10,000 was behind that Mystery Wedge.
(Miss Damm's 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade class does a shout-out before the third commercial break.)
DUDS: R, S
Final Toss-Up category is Song Lyrics:
W H _/_ A N ' _/_ E/B _/
F R I _ _ D _ ?
Tracey solves WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS to hit five figures with $10,350; if she had claimed that $10,000 Mystery Wedge from the last round, she would've been in the lead by now. Next category is Things. Early on, Stephanie calls a $5,000 C. After she later calls the L, we have...
_ _ C A _ _ L A R _
_ _ R _ S
...time's running out on using her Free Spin; she finally uses it after buying a dud vowel in E. Unfortunately, she then buys the other dud vowel in the puzzle (I). And we then go to Speed-Up Mode with the remaining consonants being worth $1,800 apiece. Tracey calls the round's fifth dud of M. Jeff then calls the D and solves VOCABULARY WORDS to seal the deal with another $1,800 and $20,382 total! Tracey leaves with $10,350 and Stephanie takes home $6,300.
So far, $37,032 in cash and trip has been handed out tonight.
DUDS: E, I, M, N, T
Big Money Round: Let's see if this endgame will be music to Jeff's ears after it's over. After a good luck message from his Klahowya Secondary School Band, he spins the second A in AMERICA'S; category is Thing. Here's how we begin:
_ E R _ _ L
_ _ _ T _ _ E
He calls C, D, P and A and gets...
A E R _ A L
_ _ _ T A _ E
...we won't be seeing any AERIAL FOOTAGE of a new Honda Civic Hybrid, because he doesn't win it. He needed at least one more consonant in the bottom word.
Jeopardy!: Current champion Matt Kohlstedt (a graduate student originally from La Grange, IL) has won the week's first two games and $24,600. His challengers for his third game are:
Lynne McKenna Frazier (Fort Wayne, IN)- Grant proposal writer
Trevor James (Ottawa, Canada)- Software developer
First set of categories:
BOOK REVIEWS BY TARZAN
SEX & THE CITY
THEME PARK FUN
I RAN FOR PREZ IN 2008
IT'S TOO LATE
At the first break, the Canadian leads with $3,400, but Frazier's just $200 behind him. The champ trails James by $1,000 at this point. Shortly into the second half of the first round, everyone's tied for the lead at $3,400. After getting the $800 clue in I Ran for Prez 2008, though, Frazier finds the Daily Double under the $1,000 clue there. With $4,200 now, she wagers $1,200. To stay ahead:
In September 2008, this Republican had his own mini-convention at Minneapolis' Target Center and drew 10,000 folks.
"Who is Ron Paul?"...is right to keep the lead with $5,400! At the round's conclusion, the champ now leads with $7,200; Frazier's still at $5,400 and James has $4,800.
NO TRIPLE STUMPERS THIS ROUND
ANNUAL EVENTS (Clue Crew clues from different countries)
SCIENTISTS AS PARENTS?
BEFORE & AFTER
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
Frazier finds the round's first Daily Double under the $1,600 clue in It's Never Too Late after solving the $1,200 clue; she has $6,600 now and trails the champ by $1,800. Her wager is $1,400.
According to him, this guy didn't publish the first of his books until the age of 70.
"Who is...Robertson?"...is definitely wrong. It was Edmond Hoyle, so she's down to $5,200. Midway in the round, James finds the other DD under the middle Scientists as Parents clue with $6,800; Frazier has $6,400 and the champ's still in front with $9,600. His wager is $3,000. For a slight lead:
When you have daughters of your own, with this chromosomal letter pair, you'll understand.
"What is XX?"...two X's give him the lead with $9,800!
DJ! LACH TRASH: $8,000
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: Plays of the 1980s.
This Pulitze Prize-winning play was inspired by the writer's own experiences selling real estate in Chicago.
Response: "What is Redmary Redrose"
Final score: $5,700
Mr. James wrote down "What is Glengarry Glen Ross"...correct! He adds six grand, bringing him to $18,600. The champ...is also right and wins his third straight game at $25,201! Three-day total: $49,801.