TPIR: Episode 4603K begins with Camille Marin, Joshua Moore, Elaine Suber and Magda Katz. The first IUFB is a Christian Dior gown (Rachael).
Magda: $999 (DOH)
While in that new dress she just won, Camille could be driving a new Pontiac G6 (Amber) after playing Let Em' Roll. The groceries modeled by Gwendolyn are Nutri-Grain cereal bars, Puffs tissues and Campbell's Soup. The bars are $4.85. She says Lower on the tissues...$3.29. She then gets the third roll by again saying Lower on the soup; it's $1.41.
1. CAR/CAR/CAR/$1,000/$1,500- CONTINUES
2. CAR/$500- OBVIOUSLY, SHE'LL GO ON WITH NOTHING TO LOSE
3. WINS CAR!
After we come back from commercial, Drew's standing with Camille in the audience while Rich next calls on William Stone from West Virginia and the second IUFB is a pair of Diamondback mountain bikes (Amber).
Joshua, an actor, plays Check Game for cash and a trip to Yosemite (Gwen). He writes his check for $4,990. ARP of the trip: $5,419, meaning he just made history in a bad way- with a losing total of $10,409, he's the first Check Game player to break the game's scoreboard!
Video Bonus: Dismal Check Game playing
Sixth is Jeannette Bonelli and the third IUFB is a 40" LCD TV (Amber).
Jeannette plays Secret X for a Broyhill bedroom (Rachael) worth $5,687. Her free X placement:
Originally, she had that X in the middle left square. The SPs modeled by Gwen:
Mini vending machine: $130 or $165?
Air sanitizer: $150 or $180?
She guesses $130 for the small vending machine...correct. She then misses the air sanitizer by guessing $180. Her final board setup:
She's looking for the Secret X to be in the middle...
...and it is!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Joshua ($720): $.90
Jeannette ($8,016): 35 + 75 = OVER
Camille ($22,160): $.90
Camille goes to the Showcase. For some reason, I wanted Joshua to get to the Showcase instead so that he could possibly register a $100,000 Showcase bid on just a five-digit Showcase podium after what he did in Check Game.
Coming on down seventh is Drew look-alike Jim Benton (with a split-screen of him and Drew himself!) and the fourth IUFB is a gathering butcher block (Gwen).
Magda plays Side By Side for a snowmobile (Amber & Rachael). Board:
She puts together a guess of $8,099...winner!
Getting out of their seat next is Louverna Lee-Durst and the next IUFB is a men's watch coming down from the ceiling.
Since Elaine didn't bid a buck more than Jim, this Drew imitator plays Any Number for a La-Z-Boy sofa (Gwen) or a 2009 Ford F-150 XL Regular Cab 4X2 (Std., #61X)(Amber & Rachael). First number in the truck price is 2.
1. 4- Sofa ($ _ 4 _)
2. 6- Pig ($ _ . 6 _)
3. 2- TRUCK ($ 2 2 , _ _ _)
4. 5- TRUCK ($ 2 2 , _ _ 5)
5. 7- Pig ($ 7 . 6 _)
6. 8- Sofa ($ 8 4 _)
7. 9- Wins sofa ($849)
The truck was $22,315 and the piggy bank was worth $7.60 today. If he had started by underpricing the truck, he probably would've won it.
Jim, while in the audience, then asks Rich to call down the day's last contestant, who turns out to be Charles Eddleman II from Memphis University. The final IUFB is a selection of Estee Lauder cosmetics (Amber & Gwen). Elaine's been here the whole show.
TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Elaine
William, a correctional officer, plays Switch? for a grandfather clock marked at $1,330 (Rachael) and a pair of tool boxes marked at $2,433 (Gwen). He switches for an easy win!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Jim ($3,215): 20 + 55 = $.75
Willliam ($4,793): 40 + 20 = $.60
Magda ($9,185): Nickel + 70 = $.75
So much for the Drew imitator; Magda gets the Runner-Up spot in today's Showcase.
Video Bonus: Jim's Journey
The first Showcase starts with Rich dancing like crazy while listening to the music from his new headphones. Second, if you want to become a DJ, this will come perfect with the headphones- a DJ record/sound system (Amber). Third, put in a bar set (Gwen). Finally, if you don't like being a DJ at home, dance to another DJ's music while in Rio (Amber). I could've lived without Rich acting like an ass listening to the music in this Showcase, as well as the audience joining along with Rich in the prize recap.
MAGDA BIDS $12,500 ON DJ SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY
MY BID FOR DJ SHOWCASE: $25,000
For Camille, we have fishing-related prizes- fishing equipment, a trip to Nova Scotia and your own bass fishing boat. All prizes are modeled by Rachael.
CAMILLE BIDS $26,588 ON FISHING SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR FISHING SHOWCASE: $33,300
Magda wins her Showcase and $27,964 in stuff; her two sons were previously on the show!
WOF: Last night, a Virginian won a close match but fell just short of winning $100,000 in the Big Money Round. Let's see if we can recover from that bummer tonight. Here comes tonight's first Toss-Up; category is Thing:
_/NICE/H _ T/_ _ _ W _ R
Asya solves A NICE HOT SHOWER for $1,000.
$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: MP03954
Here are tonight's contestants:
Asya Muhammad (Chicago)- Accounts receivable clerk
Jay Goodwin (Brockton, MA)- Auto glass technician and a yard sale fan
Lusine Kazumian (Montrose, CA)- Fax company worker and a volunteer worker for orphanage care and cancer treatment
$2,000 Toss-Up category is In the Kitchen:
E _ G
_ _ _ _ R
Jay is incorrect with EGG BEATER. Lusine draws a blank, then Asya triples up with EGG TIMER.
Round 1 category is Phrase and out on the wheel now is $5,000 courtesy of V8 and Feeding America. Remember, if somebody picks this prize up, whether the player wins it or not, $5,000 will be donated to Feeding America. After Asya calls the N's, we have...
IT/_ _ N I _ H _ _/I N T _/THIN/
_ I _
...she calls a $300 D and buys the O and the E, then solves IT VANISHED INTO THIN AIR for another $2,950 and $5,950 total.
Campbell's Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Event. Jay starts with a pair of T's for the Wild Card. But he later loses that and $2,700 later to a Bankrupt. Later, Lusine calls a D for $300 and the Free Spin. She then calls an N for the $5,000 prize, but then loses that and the other $300 to the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge, so she uses her Free Spin. Two spins later, she loses $300 to a regular Bankrupt. Asya then calls the L's for $1,200 and we have...
_ L _ I N G/O _ _/TO/A/
...she calls the F's for another $1,500 and solves FLYING OFF TO A TROPICAL PARADISE for another $2,700 and a trip to Costa Rica, a new total of $14,750 in cash and trip.
BANKRUPTS: 3 (2 by Lusine, Jay)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: VC8356026
IHOP Mystery Round category is Same Name. Lusine starts off with her third Bankrupt of the night, then Asya gets her first one. After Lusine finishes off the vowels, we have...
_ A N/_ I E _ O/&/
_ E _ _/_ _ O N E/
_ _ A R _ E R _
...she next calls the L's for $1,600, the C's for an additional grand, the H's for another $1,800, the P for another $800, the G's for another six Benjamins, but she then gets disqualified for leaving out the S at the end (hence, she only said SAN DIEGO & CELL PHONE CHARGER), likely costing her $6,050. Asya then calls the S's and solves SAN DIEGO & CELL PHONE CHARGERS to somehow keep her perfect record intact and go to $15,750.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Lusine, Asya)
$3,000 Toss-Up category is Rhyme Time:
_ _ L L O W
Y _ _ _ O W
To keep her perfection intact, Asya guesses MELLOW YELLOW...right to go to $18,750! Speed-Up Round category is Occupation and consonants are worth $1,300 apiece. Will Asya be the season's third contestant to run the table in the maingame? We're going to find out right now. After Lusine calls the T's, we have...
C _ N T R _ _ _ T _ N G
_ _ _ T _ R
...she blanks. Asya calls the D...but blanks. Jay calls the E but gives his second incorrect response of the night with CONTRACTING EDITOR. Lusine calls a critical dud in L. Asya calls the B AND FINISHES OFF THE MAINGAME SWEEP WITH CONTRIBUTING EDITOR!!! Her winning total is $25,250! I'll bet Andy's going to be pretty happy since she's from his neck of the woods! $1,000 goes to the rest.
DUDS: L, S
Big Money Round: Will this lady's endgame be as successful as Jeremy Setti's? Let's find out. She spins the S in AMERICA'S and the category is Place. Starting with:
_ _ L _ _ N _
Muhammad calls G, D, M and I...but nothing extra goes up. BUT OUT OF NOWHERE, SHE GETS BALCONY (which was used as a bonus puzzle at least once, like in a Season 12 episode in Norfolk)!!! Like Jeremy, she wins the $30,000 endgame check, making her total winnings $55,250!
And Pat decides to steal the lucky flower she was wearing on her suit at the end!
Video Bonus: Asya's big night
Jeopardy!: Andy Woolvord had a pretty good day the last time. But can he repeat as champion against these two?
Jack Feerick (Churchville, NY)- Freelance writer
Linda Tomsho (West Mifflin, PA)- Medical editor
The night's first six categories are:
DIPLOMACY-- A GAME
THE AUDACITY OF BOB HOPE
DON'T SAY MOBY DICK
WHERE'S THE BEEF FROM? (the country must be IDed in each correct response)
COLORFUL RHYME TIME
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
At the first break, the two challengers are tied for the lead at $1,400 apiece, while the champ's $800 in the hole. Late in the round, Woolvord finds the Daily Double under the $400 Diplomacy clue, but with that much in the hole; Feerick now has the sole lead with four grand while Tomsho has $2,200. He bets the full $1,000 on this clue:
Each Army unit is represented by a cannon; each fleet unit, by this, also the name of a different game.
"What is Battleship?"...he's out of the hole at $600! At the end of the round, he's up to $1,000, Tomsho's down to $1,800 and Feerick now has $5,800.
LACH TRASH: $3,600
DIPLOMACY- NOT A GAME
CHARACTERS IN MOVIES
MEDICINE THROUGH THE YEARS
At the midway point, Feerick's in lock game territory at $16,600, as the champ's at $7,400 and Tomsho's at $2,600. Later, Tomsho finds the first Daily Double of the round to close out Diplomacy- Not a Game with $6,200; she trails the champ by four large for second, while Feerick's at $19,800 (but not in lock game territory for the time being). Her wager is $3,000.
Henry Kissinger's practice of zipping between mideastern capitals for talks was known as this type of diplomacy.
"What is shuttle?"...is right to stay in it with $9,200! After Feerick gets the $1,200 and $1,600 Folklore clues to jump to $22,600, he finds the other Daily Double and wagers...TEN GRAND. Not the wisest of bets; I hope this works out. To take $32,600 into FJ! and to really ice this game, here's the clue:
In Native American culture, these mythical birds flashed lightning from their eyes & caused storms with their wings.
"What are thunderbirds?"...BULLSEYE FOR $32,600!!
DJ! LACH TRASH: $800
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: Musical Inspirations.
The Libretto for Haydn's oratorio "The Creation" was based on this epic English poem.
Response: "What is Beowulf?"
Final score: $3,199
The soon-to-be outgoing champ also put that down and loses $8,201, meaning with a final score of $1,999, he's leaving with $26,200. Jack Feerick instead wrote down "What is Paradise Lost?"...RIGHT! His wager was...
...A SWEET 16 GRAND- HE JUST SCORED THE BIGGEST ONE-DAY REGULAR SEASON WIN OF THE SEASON WITH $48,600!!!
(He's going to be a player to watch in the next day or two; he doesn't make the smartest wagers, as we saw from him tonight.)