Friday, January 02, 2009

1/2/2009 Results

DOND (Syn.)- The Deal Wheel doesn't land on #10 for the third time in a row; instead, it's the player to its left, #9 Cheryl Brenes, that plays the week's last daytime game. In addition to being a mother of three, she works on several cars. She decides to swap out for #3.

ROUND 1:
1. #12 (Lacey)- $75,000
2. #22 (Mario)- $5
3. #5 (Martin)- BUCK
4. #17 (Richard)- $10
5. #2 (Lora)- PENNY

FIRST OFFER: $18,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #20 (Enzo)- $400
2. #11 (Ken)- $500,000 (she was just TWO OFF this amount with her original case of #9)
3. #6 (Penny)- $100
4. #13 (Erik)- $25
5. #9 (Barnaby)- $25,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)

SECOND OFFER: $13,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #15 (Kacy)- $1,000
2. #8 (Jessica)- $100,000 (STRIKE ONE)
3. #18 (Michael)- $10,000
4. #10 (David)- $500

THIRD OFFER: $15,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #1 (Shana)- $200
2. #21 (Vivicca)- $7,500

FOURTH OFFER: $26,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #4 (Mia)- $250,000 (BIG STRIKE TWO; she was ONE OFF this amount)
2. #19 (Michaela)- $300

FIFTH OFFER: $6,500- NO DEAL

19th PICK: #16 (Christy)- $5,000

SIXTH OFFER: $9,000- NO DEAL

20th PICK: #7 (Jeff)- $2,500

FINAL OFFER: $18,500- DEAL

Her final case had 50...dollars, so she made a good deal!

Bingo America: Well folks, we end the second season with the second taped episode. The contestants are Holly & Thomas.

GAME 1:
1 (N41)- In total, how many tentacles does an octopus generally have?
HOLLY: Eight- CORRECT (--N--; $541)
2 (N38)- What popular line of dolls includes Sasha, Yasmine, Cloe, Jade & their sassy friends?
HOLLY: Bratz- RIGHT ($579)
3 (B7)- In the designer label DKNY, what does DK stand for?
THOMAS RUNS OUT OF TIME
HOLLY: Donna Karan- RIGHT AGAIN (B-N--; $586)

4 (B2)- In the U.S., how old do you have to be to vote in federal elections?
THOMAS: 18- CORRECT (B-----; $588)
5 (G48)- What geographic shape is often painted on the surface of a carpooling?
HOLLY: Triangle- INCORRECT
THOMAS: Diamond- CORRECT (B--G-; $636)
6 (I25)- In 2000, what plastic building blocks were named Toy of the Century?
THOMAS: Lego- RIGHT AGAIN (BI-G-; $661)
7 (G55)- What Old Testament prophet survived three days and three nights in the belly of a whale?
THOMAS: Jonah- RIGHT AGAIN ($716)
8 (I20)- Max Weinberg plays drums for Bruce Springsteen and what talk show host?
HOLLY: Conan O' Brien- RIGHT (BIN--; $736)

For only the first two taped episodes this season, eight questions get asked before the first commercial break.

9 (O73)- The slimy sap from what spiny succulent is often used to treat sunburn?
THOMAS RUNS OUT OF TIME
HOLLY: Urchin- DOUBLE STUMPER (A: Aloe)
10 (N42)- In the "Star Wars" trilogy, what's the name of Han Solo's furry friend?
THOMAS: Chewbacca- CORRECT (BING-; $778)

50/50 (during the first two taped episodes, the contestant podium lights don't turn red when a game shifts to 50/50 questions):
11 (G46)- Jerry Faliwell or Geri Haliwell- who was a Spice Girl?
THOMAS: Geri Haliwell- OF COURSE ($824)
12 (O75)- T or F: When first built, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world.
THOMAS: True- WIN ($899)

GAME 2:
1 (I22)- If your 25th anniversary symbol is silver, what's the symbol for your 50th?
THOMAS: Gold- CORRECT (-I---; $921)
2 (I25)- Since 2000, who has appeared on every cover of O Magazine?
HOLLY: Oprah Winfrey- RIGHT (-I---; $946)
3 (B9)- What legendary guitarist wowed Woodstock with his rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
THOMAS RUNS OUT OF TIME
HOLLY: Jimi Hendrix- CORRECT (BI---; $955)

4 (N40)- The name of what fruit commonly refers to any car with excessive mechanical problems?
HOLLY: Lemon- YOU BET (BIN--; $995)
5 (G52)- To transmit and receive messages, what electronic signaling device used Morse Code?
HOLLY: Telegraph- RIGHT AGAIN (BING-; $1,047)
6 (B4)- What cartoon character is absorbent, yellow, porus and lives in an undersea pineapple?
THOMAS: "Spongebob Squarepants"- YOU BET (BI---; $1,051)
7 (N41)- What university educated Henry Winkler, Oliver Stone & George W. Bush?
THOMAS: Harvard- NO
HOLLY: Yale- CORRECT ($1,092)
8 (G59)- On a bottle of sunscreen, what does SPF stand for?
HOLLY: Sun protection factor- RIGHT AGAIN ($1,151)
9 (O67)- What Steven Spielberg film warned viewers "Don't go in the water"?
HOLLY: "Jaws"- WIN ($1,218)

BINGO SHOOTOUT:
1. What B is the game show host who fights with Adam Sandler in the movie "Happy Gilmore"?
HOLLY: Bob Barker- OF COURSE
2. In the restaurant chain IHOP, what does the I stand for?
HOLLY: International- RIGHT AGAIN
3. What N is another term for pasta?
THOMAS: Noodles- CORRECT
4. What G was the name of the movie star character on "Gilligan's Island"?
HOLLY: Ginger- WINS $1,218

Bingo Bonus Round: The 0-1-3-6-10 wrecking ball format comes into play one last time...

B: #3- $1,000
I: #22- $2,000 ($3,000)

N: #40- $1,000 ($4,000)
G: #49- THE BALL

...but she comes up empty, so as the season's final champion, she takes home $1,218.

WOF: To wrap up this week, we're on the Holiday Shopping set. Therefore, with the VW Eos being offered last night, another VW comes into play tonight- the Tiguan (won once).

But let's get to the other puzzles first. First Toss-Up category is Thing:

G _ F _

B _ _ K E T

Kristin solves GIFT BASKET for $1,000.

$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: NC03696

Tonight's players:

Kristin Rabbit (Bedford, MA)- Grad student at UMass School of Teaching and a 5th Grade teacher
Phylicia Breeden (Houston, TX)- Accountant
Mike Hansen (Boise, ID)- Financial services agent, a junior hockey coach and a former hockey player

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Phrase:

DRESS/IN/_ A Y E R _

Kristin solves DRESS IN LAYERS for another $2,000.

Round 1 category is tonight's Prize Puzzle Round and the category is What Are You Doing? And out on the wheel now is a $6,000 Safari West trip. Early on, Kristin calls an R for a $1,000 Omaha Steaks gift certificate. She then calls a couple S's for $600 and the Free Spin. She later has to use it after buying a dud vowel in E. After she then calls the T's, we have...

S _ _ R I N G/_ I G I T _ _/_ _ O T O S/O _/

M _/_ _ C _ T I O N

...she calls the V for $500 but then hits the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose $5,750 and the gift tag. Phylicia calls a $900 P, the H's for another $600, but then hits a regular Bankrupt. Mike then calls a $300 L and solves SHARING DIGITAL PHOTOS OF MY VACATION to win that amount plus a trip to Ixtapa, Mexico, a total of $6,000 in cash and trip.

DUDS: E
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Kristin, Phylicia)

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: SP02948

Swanson Broth Jackpot Round category is Food & Drink. Phylicia duds out with N after calling the T's and the R's for an opening total of $1,700. A little later, Mike calls four D's for $2,000 while on Jackpot but he can't solve it now for a $7,650 Jackpot. After he later buys the E's, the board reads...

_ H _ _ _ L A T E - D _ _ _ E D

D R _ E D/_ R _ _ T

...he buys the I's but then spins Lose a Turn. Kristin calls the P's for the Wild Card and solves CHOCOLATE-DIPPED DRIED FRUIT to go to $4,000.

DUDS: N
LOTs: 1 (Mike)

GSN.com Mystery Round category is Before & After. After Mike buys the E's, we have...

_ _ _ T E I N/S _ A _ E/_ A T T L E/&/

_ _ L L

...but he then spins Lose a Turn for the second round in a row. Kristin calls a $700 P and then calls three R's for another $10,500. She then uses her Wild Card and calls an H for another $3,500, then solves PROTEIN SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL for another $14,700 and $18,700 total!

LOTs: 1 (Mike)

$3,000 Toss-Up category is On the Map:

_ _ _/C _ _ _ _ _ _ O/

_ I _ _ R

Phylicia tries to get on the board, and she does with a quick solve of THE COLORADO RIVER for $3,000! Next category is Around the House. After she duds out with D, we go to Speed-Up Mode with the remaining consonants being worth $6,000 each! When we get back to her, she calls two M's and we have...

_ _ _ R T _

M E M _ R A _ _ _ _ A

...she can't solve for $12,800. Mike then calls the S's and solves SPORTS MEMORABILIA (as a hockey player and coach, he'd better have gotten that one) for another $12,000, but with a final total of $18,000, he still falls $700 short of the championship, which goes to Kristin at $18,700! Phylicia leaves with $3,000.

So far, $39,700 in cash and trip has been won tonight.

DUDS: D, H (Kristin) N (Mike)

Big Money Round: Can Kristin end my latest winter vacation string of recaps with two BR wins in a row following an eight episode losing streak? Let's find out. She spins the second A in AMERICA'S and the category is On the Map. Beginning with:

_ _ _ _/&/

_ _ _ E N _ _

She calls C, P, D & I and gets...

_ _ _ _/&/

P _ _ E N I _

...the second city of PHOENIX was established, but she can't get the first one of YUMA. If she had been from Arizona all her life, she would've solved YUMA & PHOENIX for the Tiguan.


DOND (NBC): This will be the last primetime episode, at least for a little while. Playing the game now is Mandy Quigley from Diamond Bar, CA (who is a drag racer and also started a janitorial business), and she drives into the studio in her drag racing car! Her case of destiny is hopefully sweet #16.

ROUND 1:
1. #20- $75,000
2. #4- $5
3. #9- $300
4. #17- $750
5. #26- $100
6. #11- $200,000

FIRST OFFER: $89,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #8- PENNY
2. #19- $500
3. #22- $50,000
4. #18- $100,000
5. #21- $750,000

SECOND OFFER: $71,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #3- ONE MILLION DOLLARS (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #24- $400
3. #15- $10
4. #25- $400,000 (STRIKE ONE)

THIRD OFFER: $28,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #7- $1,000
2. #13- $10,000
3. #23- BUCK

FOURTH OFFER: $49,000- NO DEAL

BANKER BONUS: Since the Banker heard she was afraid of heights, she's been attached to a crane. Above her are three mini cases labeled $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000. For each of those cases she manages to grab while she's attached to the crane, she wins that amount of money that will be hers to keep no matter what happens for the rest of her game.

As it turns out...she brings down all three for $16,000!

ROUND 5:
1. #10- $500,000 (STRIKE TWO)
2. #5- $75

FIFTH OFFER: $22,000- NO DEAL

21st PICK: #6- $200

SIXTH OFFER: $35,000- DEAL

They didn't let her go through the rest of the playout. Her case had...$25,000, so she made a good deal; she's taking home a total of $51,000. Other cases:

#1- $50
#2- $5,000
#12- $25
#14- $300,000

Next to play is Diane Jorgenson from Ledyard, IA (who is a farmer and a grandmother of six). She wants to win a ton so that she can buy a new tractor, finish the work on her house and put money towards the education of her grandkids. She keeps #25.

ROUND 1:
1. #7- $200
2. #20- $5
3. #2- $300
4. #9- $75,000
5. #24- $400,000
6. #12- $10,000

FIRST OFFER: $55,000- NO DEAL

TONIGHT'S BEAT THE BANKER-WINNING CASE: #1
WINNER: Robert R. (Hutchington, KS)

ROUND 2:
1. #1- PENNY
2. #16- $50
3. #8- $400
4. #10- $200,000
5. #11- $100

SECOND OFFER: $117,000- NO DEAL

(WOF Time's Up Signal)

That's all for this epsiode. She will return soon, we hope, to finish her game; already, she's been acting like an absolute nut.

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