TPIR: We begin this day with Jared Stein, Cletus McKeown, Debra Holbert and Claire Kennedy. Drew runs in late from the left side of Door #2 and the first IUFB is Coleman tailgating equipment (Rachael).
Jared won't have a chance to win Ben's money, but he will have a chance to win some of this show's money and/or a Ford Ranger (Std., AT, AC, Prot, Moulding)(Amber) playing Money Game. Board:
MIDDLE NUMBER: 1 ($ _ _ , 1 _ _)
Jared quickly gets 19 as the first two numbers ($ 1 9 , 1 _ _). But let me point out that the past four times in this game that the player has gotten the first two numbers on the first pick, he/she still lost...and unfortunately, that streak extends to five today, because neither of his remaining picks of 85, 98, 45 & 70 are the last two numbers. The ARP was $19,162; he instead wins $298.
After his singing group did a song during the commercial break, Debra Sherman from Memphis University is called on down fifth and the second IUFB is an eliptical trainer (Rachael).
Cletus from Pittsburgh plays Range Game for a 63" HDTV (Amber & Gwendolyn). Range is $5,200-$5,800. His range guess is $5,394-$5,544...send him off to the HDTV, because it's $5,498!
After him comes Julie Lutkemuller and the third IUFB is a steam oven (Gwen).
Holbert: $400 (STAGE GARF)
Debra Sherman plays Now or Then for a trip to Boston (Amber & Rachael) worth $5,625. Then is January 2000. Today's items are Clorox bleach marked at $2.19, Buckley's cough mixture marked at $4.39, Gold Bond Lotion marked at $4.79, Jolly Time popcorn marked at $2.49, Campbell's Soup marked at $1.53 and hot sauce marked at $1.70. She starts off with the bleach and is right with Now. Secondly, she picks the medicine and says Then...correct. If she can get either the hot sauce or the lotion right, she'll win. She picks the lotion and says Now...winner! The soup was the other Then product on the board.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Jared ($1,228): $.85
Cletus ($6,497): 30 + 60 = $.90
Debra ($8,204): $.90
SPIN-OFF, TAKE 2:
Debra goes to the Showcase!
Leaving the mob next is Thomas Tomminsky and the fourth IUFB is a ladies' bracelet worn by Amber.
Julie plays Cover Up for a Pontiac Vibe (Rachael). Board:
First number: 1 or 3?
Second number: 2, 4 or 8?
Third number: 0, 3, 5 or 7?
Fourth number: 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8?
Last number; 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 or 9?
She makes her first guess $18,784...first two numbers are right. Second guess is $18,529...the 5's now right. Third try is $18,518...good guess, but her game's over. ARP: $18,561.
Next comes Penelope Peterson and the next IUFB is a La-Z-Boy recliner (Gwen).
Debra: $299 (STAGE GARF)
Almost by default, Thomas plays Plinko. I believe "50000" not flashing on the scoreboard anymore is now a permanent change. Today's SPs are modeled by Rachael.
1. Toiletry bag
WRONG PRICE: $28
PICK: 2- $25
2. Cereal dispenser
WRONG PRICE: $49
PICK: 9- $40
3. CD player/carrying case
IS NOT: $45
PICK: 5- $25
4. Triple timer
IS NOT: $28
PICK: 8- $48
The other three Plinko Chips are brought to him by Amber.
1. $1,000 (Right)
3. (after one Plunko)- DUD (Left)
4. $1,000 (Right)
He picks up 12 grand from Plinko, the second highest total of the season! And consider all that money a gift from the show, because today's his birthday!
Today's final contestant is Corey Hatinga and the final IUFB is a selection of beach towels/bags (Amber & Rachael). Debra Holbert & Claire are both in danger of the First Four Breakfast Club.
Penelope: $300 (STUPID BID)
Claire: $351 (SUICIDE BID)
BOTH HEADED TO THE CLUBHOUSE: Debra H. & Claire
Corey plays Double Prices for a really nice Beachcomber hot tub (All). It's either $10,694 or $12,068. He goes with me on $10,694, and Gwen takes the other price away...he wins!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Julie ($2,575): $.75
Corey ($11,252): $.85
Thomas ($12,647): 60 + 40 = WINS $1,000 AND SHOWCASE BERTH!
Does he turn his $13,000 into $38,000 after his Bonus Spin...no, he only gets 40 cents.
First Showcase starts out with female pro swimmer Micha Burden and college swimmer Pat Carey coming out; they do very well in competition because they train with new swimming equipment. Second, if you want to swim as bad as they do, try and win this new flatpool spa. Finally, if you want to go swimming at the beach, get there with a new 2009 Mini Cooper (Std., Paint, Prot). All prizes are modeled by those swimmers.
THOMAS BID $32,388 ON SWIMMING/CAR SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR SWIMMING/CAR SHOWCASE: $35,500
For Debra Sherman, we have an Aico dining room (Gwen) and a trip to Hong Kong (Amber) with $3,000 spending money (Rachael).
DEBRA BIDS $25,675 ON ROOM/TRIP SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR ROOM/TRIP SHOWCASE: $27,500
DIFFERENCE: $14,072 (SUPER GARF)
OVER- THOMAS WINS!
Thomas wins a grand total of $60,107 in cash and prizes! What a birthday haul!
WOF: It's been a roller coaster week so far. Tonight's first Toss-Up category of Thing:
_ E _ _ - T I _ S _ E
M A S _ A _ E
Chris rings in first with DEEP-TISSUE MASSAGE...right for $1,000.
$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: GL1640821
Chris Roberts (Boise, ID)- Administrative assistant
Jeff Ramierez (hometown N/A)- Hearing aid technician/Army reservist; has been protecting his wheel-spinning hand for the past week or so before this episode was taped
Rachael Winch (Kenner, LA)- Accountant, LSU graduate and going to graduate school to get her CPA
$2,000 Toss-Up category is On the Map:
_ _ _/_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ N E/
_ S L A N _ S
Chris triples up with THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.
Round 1 category is Phrase and out on the wheel now is a trip to the Divi Village in Aruba worth $5,810. Early on, Chris gets the Wild Card with a couple of H's, but she then calls the night's first dud in R. After Jeff shortly buys the A's, we have...
ALL/THE/_ E L L _/A _ _/
_ H _ _ T L E _
...he calls a $400 N, a $900 D, the S's for another $1,500 and he then solves ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES for $6,050.
Campbell's Jackpot Round category is Before & After. Jeff hits Lose a Turn immediately. Rachael then calls a $3,500 S; later, she calls a pair of R's for another $600 and the Free Spin. After she calls the L's, the board:
_ I T _/_ _/_ R _ T _ E R L _/
L _ _ E/_ A N _ L E S
She then calls a surprising dud in M, so she uses her Free Spin and buys three O's. Then she calls a $550 B, the Y's for another $1,000, the H's for another $600 and then solves CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE HANDLES for $7,900.
(I would've messed up by saying WITH MY BROTHERLY LOVE HANDLES.)
IHOP Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is What Are You Doing? Rachael starts out with two R's for the Aruba trip, then a pair of T's for $7,000. After she later calls a pair of H's, here's the board:
_ R A _ _ I _ _/A/_ I T E/_ E _ _ R E/
THE/S H _ _
She then lands on the Mystery Wedge next to Lose a Turn and calls an N. With $7,400 and the trip already in her bank, she obviously takes the $1,000 for it (even better, Bankrupt was back there). But she then calls a dud in L. Chris almost lands on the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge (which would've cost her the Wild Card) and calls four B's for $2,200, then calls a $600 F and solves GRABBING A BITE BEFORE THE SHOW for another $2,800 and a trip to NYC at the Westin with tickets to see "Rock of Ages", a new total of $11,461 in cash and trip. Everybody's doing pretty good tonight!
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: KD01679
$3,000 Toss-Up category is Landmark:
T H _/_ L _ M O
Jeff gets THE ALAMO to go to $9,050. Next category is Title. After he calls the R, let's see the board:
E N _ E R _ _ _ N _ E N _
_ E E _ _ _
After buying the I, he calls the T's for $1,800 and buys the A. Afterwards, he calls the M for another $800 M and solves ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY for another $4,200 and the lead for the moment with $13,250!
Speed-Up Round category is People and consonants are worth $1,300 apiece. This good match is going down to the wire here. After Jeff calls the L's...
_ _ L L/OF/F _ _ _ R _
...he blanks. Rachael calls the H but blanks on the last word. Chris then calls the M and solves HALL OF FAMERS for another $3,900 and the championship with $15,361! Jeff leaves with $13,250 and Rachael leaves with $7,900.
So far, $36,511 in cash and trips have been won tonight.
DUDS: N, T
Big Money Round: Chris still has the Wild Card with her, so she'll pick four consonants and a vowel here. Before that, she spins the first A in AMERICA'S. Tonight's endgame category is Phrase. Let's top off a good, competitive maingame with a good bonus round win here. Starting with:
_ _ _ _ R E/_ T/_ _ T
Roberts starts out with B, F, C and O, then she makes her Wild Card Pick M. We get...
F _ _ _ R E/_ T/O _ T
...this is also the title of a former Nickelodeon game show hosted by Summer Sanders, FIGURE IT OUT...and she gets it! That wins her the all-new 2009 VW CC Luxury Sedan (Std., Technology) worth $34,670, giving her $50,031 in cash and prizes!
WINNING ID FOR CAR: BM8566473
Jeopardy!: For those of you who didn't watch the show last night, you missed quite a showing by Jack Feerick. Thanks in part to overwagering on both the second Daily Double in DJ! and FJ! (both of which could've very well cost him the game if he had been wrong), he scored the highest one-day regular season total of the season so far with $48,600! Can he show some more of that magic tonight? Let's find out against:
Cynthia Astle (Dallas)- Journalist
Brian Lee (Tempe, AZ)- Graduate student
Put up the night's first six categories, fellers:
DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY
THE PLAYER'S PRO TEAM
IT HAPPENS ONCE A YEAR
Lee's off to a fast start after two categories with $4,400 thanks to getting everything but the $200 clue in the "Right" category. He's at $4,600 at halftime; Feerick's up to $3,400 and Astle's a grand in the hole. Later on, Feerick gets to the Daily Double under the $400 clue in It Happens Once a Year; he leads Lee $4,800-$4,000; Astle's currently $200 in the hole now. His wager is...just $800 on this clue:
Among other things, this month is Cherry Month & Creative Romance Month.
"What is April?"...good thing he didn't gamble it all here- it's actually February, so he's now tied for the lead, at least for the time being. At the end of the round, Lee's back in the lead with $5,800 while Feerick's at $4,600 and Astle's now $1,800 on the good side.
LACH TRASH: $1,000
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
CLASSIC TV DRAMA EPISODES
PICK THE PRIME NUMBER (three different numbers are given in each clue)
RAISE THE FLAG
THIS MEANS "WAR"
At halftime, with Urban Planning, Raise the Flag & This Means "War" left, here are the scores now:
IN CONTROL, JACK PICKS THE $400 RAISE THE FLAG CLUE
At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the team from this island used a modified Olympic flag as its national banner.
Cynthia: "What is Taiwan?"- CORRECT ($3,800); $800 RAISE THE FLAG CLUE
The only common first name to appear on a national flag is this one on the flag of Saudi Arabia.
Jack: "What is Mohammed?"- RIGHT FOR THE LEAD ($11,000); MIDDLE FLAG CLUE
This nation's maritime self-defense fort, successor to the Imperial Navy, uses the flag seen here.
Brian: "What is Japan?"- RIGHT FOR THE LEAD BACK ($11,800); $1,600 FLAG CLUE
DAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE #1! His wager is a grand on this:
Both the flag & the coat of arms of this eastern Canadian province bear the cross of St. Andrew.
"What is Nova Scotia?"...he's right to stay in the lead with $12,800!
FINAL FLAG CLUE:
This European principality added a crown to its flag in 1936 to differentiate from the identical flag of Haiti.
Cynthia: "What is Monaco?"- INCORRECT ($1,800)
TRIPLE STUMPER: Lichtenstein
$400 WAR CLUE:
An example of the wavering cry of this type of bird is heard here.
Brian: "What is a warble?"- NOT ACCEPTABLE ($12,400)
Cynthia: "What is a warbler?"- CORRECT ($2,200); $400 URBAN PLANNING CLUE
By order of the king, this innovation came to the streets of Paris in 1184.
Brian: "What are sewer drains?"- WRONG AGAIN ($12,000)
TRIPLE STUMPER: Stone paving
$800 URBAN PLANNING CLUE:
Hippodamus of Miletus advanced this basic pattern of crisscrossing streets forming squares.
Jack: "What is a grid?"- CORRECT ($11,800); $1,200, SAME CATEGORY
Also preceding "glasses" & "knot", it's the type of accessory "flat" that may be encouraged to increase density.
TRIPLE STUMPER: Granny flat
$1,600 URBAN PLANNING CLUE TOLD BY KELLI:
In suburban planning, additional green space created by curved streets and houses with various setbacks is called this four-letter word, also a small-sheltered bay.
Jack: "What is a cove?"- RIGHT FOR THE LEAD BACK ($13,400); FINAL URBAN PLANNING CLUE
STC, like the one in Hoboken, is short for this commission that aims to keep the city green, leafy & cool.
TRIPLE STUMPER: Shade Tree Commission
$800 WAR CLUE:
Lech Kaczynski used the mayoralty of this city as a political springboard.
Brian: "What is Warsaw?"- RIGHT ($12,800)
Have a "Cherry Pie" and name this (musical) group.
Jack: "What is Warrant?"- RIGHT ($14,600)
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE #2! Before we get to that, Brian's given another $800 because the judges reversed their ruling on his incorrect response of "sewer drains" on the $400 Urban Planning clue, giving him $13,600 now. The champ decides to wager...just a grand (which is the size of his lead for the moment). The clue:
This phrase is derived from Oliver Cromwell's request to be painted as he was, including blemishes.
"What is warts and all?"...is right to double his lead, taking him to $15,600!
FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND TOLD BY SARAH FROM NEW MEXICO TECH:
The Energetic Material Center at New Mexico Tech is testing shape charges, a type of this that's formed for maximum impact.
Jack: "What is a shell?"- NO ($13,600)
Brian: "What is an explosive?"- ALSO WRONG ($11,600)
TRIPLE STUMPER: Warhead
DJ! LACH TRASH: $11,600
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Still anybody's game.
FJ! CATEGORY: The Grammys (which are airing February 8th on CBS).
In 2002, the soundtrack to this George Clooney film won Album of the Year, only the third to do so.
Response: "What is O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Final score: $2,400
Lee's response...also right, and he risked $7,198, taking him to $18,798. As for Mr. Feerick...
...he's right, too! Did he risk at least $3,798?...
...YOU BET HE DID WITH THE PROPER WAGER OF $9,601 TO RETAIN THE TITLE AT $23,201! Two-day total: $71,801!