TPIR: I'm doing a full recap today. We begin this episode with Kristen Burwell, Michael Feldman, Henry Perry and Sonya Butler. The first IUFB is a batting cage (Rachael).
Sonya: $350 (STAGE GARF)
ARP: $753 (how the heck was that so cheap?)
After winning the batting cage, we hope Henry from Cal State Fullterton doesn't strike out playing Spelling Bee for a Jeep Wrangler (Amber & Lanisha). His free picks are #12 and #20.
1. Golf water globe
CARD PICK: #7
2. Beauty kit
3. Earmuff headphones
CARD PICK: #1
He goes on. First card has a C. Second card displays an R. The last two cards have nothing but...A's, so he wins the Jeep!
Rich then calls on Abigail Vishniavsky and the second IUFB is a dining set (Lanisha).
Abigail: $150 (STAGE GARF)
Michael: $300 (STAGE GARF)
Kristen plays Bonkers for a trip to Dude Ranch (Amber & Rachael at the audience screen). Board:
6 5 8 6
1. LHHL- INCORRECT
2. LHHH- INCORRECT
3. LHLH- NO
Final try: HLLL- OOPS
ARP: $9,728- that trip was way more expensive than I thought. I believe that may be the most expensive prize ever offered in this game. The right combination thus was HHLH; she was close on her third try. I'm not sure if I would've won either.
Contestant #6 is Linda Cooper and the third IUFB is weightlifing equipment being modeled by "The Incredible Hulk" actor Lou Ferrigno!
Sonya plays One Wrong Price for a fireplace marked at $1,850 (Rachael), a pirate child's bed marked at $3,000 (Lanisha) and some coats marked at $4,085 (Amber). A lot of you believe the clothing is wrong, but she's picking the bed instead...everyone's wrong! The fireplace was actually $1,399.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Sonya ($964): 45 + 85 = OVER
Kristen ($3,200): $.55
Henry ($21,368): $.90
Henry's in the Showcase today.
Next to make it out of the crowd is Ryan Boone and the fourth IUFB is a pair of mountain bikes (Amber & Lanisha).
Michael completes the First Four Sweep and will now play the month's only playing of Any Number (not sure why they didn't play it for a while) for either picnic baskets or a Ford Focus SE (Std., AT, ALB/VSC, Prot)(both prizes modeled by Rachael).
1. 8- Pricey Ziffel ($ 8 . _ _)
2. 7- Pricey Ziffel ($ 8 . 7 _)
3. 4- Picnic baskets ($ 4 _ _)
4. 9- CAR ($ 1 9 , _ _ _)
5. 6- Picnic baskets ($ 4 6 _)
6. 3- CAR ($ 1 9 , _ 3 _)
7. 5- Wins picnic baskets ($465)
The car was $19,132 and the piggy bank today was worth $8.70. Fingers definitely didn't want this playing won today.
Getting called on next is Helen Palmer and the next IUFB is a gas grill (Rachael).
Linda plays Grand Game with a target price today of $7. Products are Campbell's Soup, Hot Pockets Paninis, Gold Bond Lotion (regular size), Icy Hot XL, a big bag of 9 Lives cat food and Northland juice.
1. Soup- $1.31 ($10)
2. Hot Pockets- $3.19 ($100)
3. Juice- $3.39 ($1,000)
Her last pick is the lotion...it's not the Ultimate Healing variety, but it's $8.53 and she loses. The patches were $8.97 and the winning product was actually the cat food at $6.51.
Finally, we have Margaret Thacker and the final IUFB is a wine cooler (Amber).
Since Abigail was over by a buck, Phillies fan Ryan plays Squeeze Play for a 50" plasma TV (Lanisha & Rachael; Rich's on it). Board:
I say $3,998 and he agrees...yes indeed! I think the two games that got won today were the ones Fingers intended to be won.
My lineup today:
1. Spelling Bee
2. Grand Game
4. One Wrong Price
5. Any Number
6. Squeeze Play
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Linda ($1,137): 15 + 65 = $.80
Michael ($4,165): 40 + 50 = $.90
Ryan ($4,997): 60 + 35 = $.95
Both of today's winners are in the Showcase today!
The first Showcase has an Ashley living room (Rachael), a pair of off-road vehicles (Amber) and a Fleetwood Backpack trailer (Lanisha)!
HENRY BIDS $42,399 ON ROOM/TRAILER SHOWCASE- WILLY OF THE CENTURY
MY BID FOR ROOM/TRAILER SHOWCASE: $27,877
For Ryan, we have an electronic dart gameboard, a complete bar set (Lanisha & Rachael) and a trip to Ireland (Amber at the audience screen).
RYAN BIDS ONE BUCK ON TRIP SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIP SHOWCASE: $20,000
Henry: $28,073 (I would've DSWed)
Ryan wins $22,379 in prizes.
WOF: We're on the Holiday Movie Magic set. Tonight's first Toss-Up topic is On the Map:
_ I _ M _ R C K
N _ _ T H/_ _ K _ _ A
Katrina solves BISMARCK NORTH DAKOTA for $1,000.
$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: RP0013280
Katrina Helicorn (Spokane, WA)- Marketing director and sometimes holds "Wheel of Fortune" parties at her house
Drew Cross (New Orleans)- Network technician/flair bartender
Mary Daniel (Kailua Kona, HI)- Dental office worker/vacation services representative
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Proper Name:
A _ T O _/K _ V _ N/
C _ S T _ E R
After stumbling a bit on the last word, Mary solves ACTOR KEVIN COSTNER for $2,000.
A Taos, NM spa trip worth $5,051 goes on the wheel and the category for this Prize Puzzle Round is What Are You Doing? What will Mary be doing at the start of this round? Picking up that Million Dollar Wedge after landing on it and calling three N's. But she later hits Lose a Turn with $2,900 also in her bank. Later, Drew calls a V for a $1,000 Marie Calender's gift certificate. After he calls the D, we have...
THE/_ A _ I _ I _
...but he then spins Bankrupt to lose the gift tag and $2,700. Mary then jumps in and solves ADMIRING THE SUN SETTING OVER THE PACIFIC in order to keep the MDW, win another $2,900 as well as a trip to the Treasure Islands Resort in Fiji, a new total of $14,550 in cash and trip.
DUDS: W (while Katrina was on gift tag)
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Drew)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: PC07482
Campell's Jackpot Round category is Food & Drink. After Katrina buys the I, we have...
_ _ E _ - _ _ _ E _
R _ _ S _/_ E E _/
S _ _ _ I _ _
...after calling a $600 T, she buys the A's and the O's to clean out the vowels. Next, she calls a $300 B but is then incorrect with OVEN-BAKED ROAST BEEF SANDWICH. I was afraid somebody might say that. Drew then calls a $450 P and steals OPEN-FACED ROAST BEEF SANDWICH to make that $1,000.
IHOP Mystery Round category is Before & After. Drew immediately hits his second Bankrupt tonight. Mary then barely slides by a Bankrupt and calls a $900 R, but then calls D for dud while on the Mystery Wedge next to Lose a Turn. After Katrina calls the N, we have...
N _ _ _ T - _ _ _ _ T/
_ E E R
...I think I know it. She then calls the L for $300 and the Free Spin, then buys the I's to finish out the round's vowels. Afterwards, she calls the H's for another $800 and solves NIGHT-LIGHT BEER for another $1,550 and $2,550 total.
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Drew)
$3,000 Toss-Up Round category is Place:
S _ I _ ' S
G A L L _ Y
Katrina solves SHIP'S GALLEY to go to $5,550, but her Free Spin will now be worthless, because it's Speed-Up Round time. Category is Phrase...and consonants are worth $1,300 apiece. After Mary calls the R's...
T _ _ T _ N _/Y _ _ R/_ _ N/
_ _ R N
...she can't do it. Katrina calls a dud in B, then Drew calls a not-too-helpful I. Back to Mary, she calls the G and blanks again. Katrina then lights up the O's and solves TOOTING YOUR OWN HORN for another $2,600 and a final total of $8,150. Drew leaves with a non-goosegged $1,000 and Mary qualifies for the Million Dollar Bonus Round with $14,550!
DUDS: B, S
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND: For the first time ever, more than one contestant in a week is playing for a million here! Remember, since this is the movie-themed set, there is a Cadillac also up for grabs tonight. She spins the P and the category is Phrase. Starting with:
_ L _ _/_/_ _ _ N
I think I know already. Daniel calls P, D, M and A and gets...
_ L _ P/A/_ _ _ N
...you need to do more than to FLIP A COIN to win here, and she doesn't make the win happen...
MILLION DOLLAR LOCATION: I of WIN
We then see moments around the time of the 3,000th episode at the end!
Jeopardy!: Let's see if Jorge Rivero can retain the title against these two:
Leland Graham III (Rock Hill, SC)- Research specialist/project coordinator
Maria Borga (Washington, DC)- Economist
U.S. CAPITALS OF THE WORLD
NON-MEMORABLE MOVIE QUOTES (the film must be IDed in each correct response)
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (video clues from Henry Lewis Gates, Jr.)
Just before the first break, Ms. Borga finds the Daily Double under the $800 African American Experience clue; she has $1,600 and trails Graham for the lead by $1,400. Rivero has $200 after starting the game with $600. She makes it a True Daily Double.
I direct a research institute at Harvard University named for this author of "The Souls of Black Folk", Black America's leading public intellectual through most of his long life, 1868-1963.
"Who is...Marcus Garvin?"...sorry, so she's back to zero like Rivero once was early on in the game. It was W.E.B. DuBois. The final clue in that category also proves to be a Triple Stumper.
At round's end, Graham's leading total is now $5,400. Borga's back up to $2,800 and the champ has $1,200.
LACH TRASH: $3,000
ON THE STAGE
NOT TO BE CONFUSED
LIGHTLY SCRAMBLED EGGHEADS
THE USED "-AR" SALESMAN
Rivero finds the first DD of this round under the $1,600 Science clue after getting the $1,200 one to go to $2,400 (Graham got the first two to move up to $6,600). He bets half on this clue:
From the Latin for "about a day", these body rhythms govern circles of wakefulness & sleep.
"What is Diurnal?"...no, sir. It was Circadian Rhythyms, so he's left with the other $1,200 at this point. Towards the end of the round, Graham finds the other DD under the $1,600 Samuel Johnson clue with $15,800, meaning he leads Borga by $5,400. Rivero has $2,400. His wager is four grand.
Johnson was a Staunch Tory, or supporter of the king, & referred to foes in this party as "dogs".
"Who are the Whigs?"...that's $19,800, just shy of Lock Game Territory! And that ends the round.
DJ! LACH TRASH: $3,200
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: Sports Team Names.
It's the only Major League Baseball team name whose first four letters match the first four letters of its city.
The champ drew a total blank, so he loses $1,400 and will add that remaining $1,000 to his final total, meaning he leaves with $19,100. Maria Borga wrote down "What is Philadelphia Phillies", which is right! She risked everything but $100, so she's at $19,900...but Mr. Graham has that also to win 25 grand and the championship (not sure why he wagered $5,200 instead of $201)!
Conclusion of a sweepstakes winner's game