Wednesday, February 04, 2009

2/4/2009 Results

TPIR: We start this episode off with Danielle Kove, Laura Bourque, Douglas Schaper and Chaka Osborne. Drew makes a late entrance from the right and the first IUFB is a wicker lounge (Brandi).

Danielle: $1,395
Laura: $650
Douglas: $800
Chaka: $575


ARP: $5,000 (second-highest IUFB this season)

Danielle plays Range Game for a 16" Cruiser travel trailer (Std., Refrig., Cook Top, Furnace, Bed; Rich had trouble saying the word ignition!)(Gwendolyn). Today's range is $16,400-$17,000. She freezes the red area at $16,588-$16,738. ARP...$16,805. Sorry.

Leaving the Studio 33 crowd fifth is Oakland A's fan Darrell Chappell and Rachael rides into the studio on the second IUFB of the day- an electric bicycle.

Darrell: $850
Laura: $1,200
Douglas: $900
Chaka: $1,700

ARP: $1,199

Since Laura was over by a buck, Douglas from Garden Grove, CA plays (It's) In the Bag (Brandi & Gwen). Products today are Ester-C (1000 mg), Hot Pockets Value Pack, Gold Bond Cream 2 Oz. (the same product that cost a poor lady $10,000 two days ago), Northland cranberry pomegranate juice, Campbell's Soup and Betty Crocker four cheese potatoes. Guesses:

$1.31: Soup
$14.49: Ester-C
$3.39: Hot Pockets
$7.83: Cream
$2.29: Juice

The first two are right for $2,000. He decides to stop at that amount; good, because the Hot Pockets Variety Pack actually sells for about $5. The juice was actually $3.39, the cream was right at $7.83 and the potatoes actually sell for $2.29.

Getting called on sixth is Jason Lubin from USC and the third IUFB is a cooking table (Gwen).

Jason: $301
Chaka: $850
Darrell: $700
Laura: $851

ARP: $2,700

Laura, a UC-Irvine student from Costa Mesa, CA, plays Dice Game for a Pontiac G6 (Std., Pref., Moulding, Net)(Brandi; Gwen & Rachael get the dice table). First number is 2, of course. For the record, this game's on a five-playing winning streak.

Second number rolled: 6- NO; LOWER FREEBIE
Third number rolled: 4- NO; LOWER
Fourth number rolled: 6- NO; LOWER FREEBIE
Last number rolled: 4- NO; HIGHER

The winning streak...is now at 6, because the ARP was $21,235! The new car she just won will replace her 1998 Honda Civic.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Douglas ($3,199): 30 + 80 = OVER
Danielle ($5,000): 15 + 50 = $.65
Laura ($23,935): 35 + 70 = OVER

Danielle goes to the Showcase.

Coming on down next is Rodolfo Garcia and the fourth IUFB is a Nintendo Wii package (Brandi).

Rodolfo: $450
Jason: $500
Chaka: $900
Darrell: $501

ARP: $750

Darrell plays Secret X for a trip to Cape Cod, MA (Gwen) worth $4,960. His free X placement:

(X)(??)(--)
(--)(??)(--)
(--)(??)(--)

Today's SPs modeled by Rachael:

Candy carousel: $25 or $40?
Headphones: $149 or $199?

He guesses $25 for the candy thing...incorrect. He tries to stay in the game by saying $149 for the headphones...WIPEOUT. Did Rock Bottom play a part in this dismal playing?...

(X)(--)(--)
(--)(--)(--)
(--)(X)(--)

...yes, it did.

Next comes Laretta Fisher and the next IUFB is a ladies' gouche watch being worn by Rachael.

Laretta: $1,000
Rodolfo: $6,000 (STAGE WILLY)
Jason: $2,000
Chaka: $2,200


ARP: $1,195

Laretta plays Line Em' Up for a Ford Focus S (Rachael). Board:

1
?- $346, toy cars (Brandi)
?- $89, mini fridge
?- $875, dinnerware (Gwen)
2

Her first guess is $16,872 after much deliberation with the audience on the fourth digit...instant winner!

Video Bonus: Today's car games

Getting the last calldown from Rich is Frances Larson and the day's last IUFB is a dinette (Gwen). Chaka's been here the entire show.

Frances: $1,000
Rodolfo: $800
Jason: $600
Chaka: BUCK


ARP: $899

TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Chaka

Rodolfo plays Most Expensive for a wine cabinet (Gwen), clothes (Rachael) and an eliptical trainer (Brandi). He sides with the eliptical trainer. The cabinet is $3,385, the clothes are $1,855...but the eliptical trainer's just $2,500, so only the car games get won today.

In addition, none of today's games were played on the turntable; that doesn't happen often.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Darrell ($750): 45 + 95 = OVER
Rodolfo ($899): 30 + 95 = OVER
Laretta ($19,377): WINS BY DEFAULT AT $.80!

First Showcase starts with a Heartland range (Brandi) and cooking lessons from a Big City Chef. Second, you can learn Italian cooking lessons while on a trip to Tuscany (Gwen). Finally, you can eat some of your food while on the waters in a Sanibel 18" sailboat (Rachael)!

LARETTA PASSES TO DANIELLE; DANIELLE BIDS $32,500 ON TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE-POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE: $47,500

For Laretta, we have a Flexsteel living room (Brandi) and a TOTO bathroom collection w/ bath accessories (Gwen).

LARETTA BIDS $16,200 ON ROOMS SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF #2

MY BID FOR ROOMS SHOWCASE: $25,000

LARETTA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $16,200
ARP: $19,361

DIFFERENCE: $3,161

DANIELLE'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $32,500

ARP: $42,184
DIFFFERENCE: $9,684- LOSS; LARETTA WINS!

Laretta wins $38,738 in prizes!

DOND: Today's twosome are #22 Amanda & Lauren Foster (who are students and play college basketball).

ROUND 1 (Amanda):
1. #21 (Marsha & Kenndra)- $5
2. #8 (Dayle & Doyle)- $50,000
3. #17 (Walter & Michael)- $25
4. #7 (Natalie & Nicole)- $5,000
5. #3 (Tror & Rory)- $100

FIRST OFFER: $18,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2 (Lauren):
1. #15 (Rochelle & Michelle)- $400
2. #11 (Luke & Dawson)- $7,500
3. #5 (Marissa & Julianna)- $1,000
4. #20 (Howie & Royal)- $500
5. #12 (Mike & Carlos)- $75,000

SECOND OFFER: $23,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 3 (Amanda):
1. #19 (Lisa & Michelle)- $2,500
2. #1 (Shawn & Dan)- $300
3. #16 (Nicole & Jessica)- $10,000
4. #13 (Bea & Ester)- $50

THIRD OFFER: $40,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4 (Lauren):
1. #4 (Nikita & Jade)- BUCK
2. #9 (Ciro & Mike)- $100,000

FOURTH OFFER: $58,000- DEAL (WTF?)

Let's see how smart they really were.

ROUND 5 (Amanda):
1. #14 (Jill & Julie)- $250,000
2. #6 (Kari & Lisha)- $200
FIFTH OFFER: $105,000

19th PICK (Lauren): #10 (Marcia & Melanie)- $25,000 (SAFETY NET TOTALLY GONE BY THIS POINT)
OFFER: $152,000

20th PICK (Amanda): #18 (Heidi & Alissa)- $500,000

Although it wasn't that great of a deal, they ended up selling back the penny!

WOF: First Toss-Up category is Phrase:

_ _ _ _/T _ E/B A I _

Mike is able to TAKE THE BAIT for $1,000.

$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: KP05987

Tonight's contestants:

Mike Melesko (Elizabethtown, KY)- Computer technician
Jill Jones (Miami, FL)- Flight attendant and a graduate student at Florida International University
Amy Manheim (Rego Park, NY)- Marketing director of a community center

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Places:

P O R _/&/_ T _ R B _ _ R D

Mike rings in first with PORT & STARBOARD...correct to triple his money (at first, I thought he said PORK & STARBOARD). And I had this strange feeling somebody would say PORN on the first word.

Anyway, Round 1 category is Things and out on the wheel now is a trip to the Amazon Rainforest from Amazon Tours.com worth $9,950. After Jill calls the D's, we have...

_ N I D E N T I _ I E D

_ L _ I N _

_ _ _ E _ T S

...we know these better as UFOs. She then calls a dud in H. Amy then calls the F's for five grand and wins that amount with UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS.

DUDS: H, R

Eggland's Best Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Fun & Games. After Jill calls the R, we have...

_ A S _ I N G/ON/A/

_ R I _ A T _/_ _ A _ H

...but she calls D for dud to miss out on the Cabela gift tag. Amy calls an $800 C then calls two B's for another $1,000 while on Jackpot. For a $9,700 Jackpot...no. After buying the E's, she then solves BASKING ON A PRIVATE BEACH for another $1,550 and a trip to Aruba, a new total of $12,955 in cash and trip.

DUDS: D

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: GH2126737

Caltrate Mystery Round category is Show Biz. Amy hits Bankrupt immediately. Mike then calls two S's for $7,000. After he later calls the N's, we have...

_ _ _ _ _/_ E _ _ E R _ _ N ' S/

_ _ _/_ E N/_ _ S _

...you gotta love at least one of these. After buying the A's, he calls the L's for another $7,000, he calls a $300 M and buys the I's. He next calls the D's for another $600, the T's for another $1,500 and finally solves DAVID LETTERMAN'S TOP TEN LIST for another $16,950 and $19,950 total!

BANKRUPTS: 1 (Amy)

$3,000 Toss-Up category is Living:

L A K E

_ _ _ U T

Mike sweeps the Toss-Ups with LAKE TROUT, taking him to $22,950. Next category is Event. After he buys the O, we have...

_ _ _ _ _ _

_ E T - T O _ E T _ E R

...this show can always be one. After calling the G's for $900, he calls a $900 F, a $450 M, and we then go to Speed-Up Mode with the remaining consonants being worth $1,300 apiece. He then calls the Y and solves FAMILY GET-TOGETHER to seal the deal with another $4,950, making his winning total $27,900! Amy leaves with $12,955 in cash and trip and Amy gets the $1,000 consolation.

PERFECT ROUND

$41,855 in cash and trip has been given away so far tonight.

Big Money Round: Mike spins the triple star and the category is Phrase. Starting with:

L _ _ _ _/_ T/_ _

He needs some help in that top word. He calls G, H, P and I and gets...

L _ _ G H/IT/_ P

...thanks to all of his choices making the board, he's able to LAUGH IT UP for $30,000! That gives him $57,900, all cash, to take home!

At the end, a couple of pictures of Vanna fishing are shown!

Jeopardy!: Chris Norlin's first challengers:

Gail Flemmons (Clinton, MI)- History teacher
Louis Irizarry (Palmetto Bay, FL)- Sales rep

Opening categories:

ROTTEN POETRY ABOUT GOOD POETS
THEIR GREATEST HITS ALBUMS
PODGE-POURRI
VETERANS' BENEFITS
FUNERAL OFFICIANTS
FAMILIAR PHRASES

After the champ takes the first two Familiar Phrase clues, Flemmons gets the $600 one and then finds the Daily Double under the $800 one. She wagers $1,000 on the following:

From "Casey at the Bat", when there's a letdown or disappointment, "There is no joy in" this place.

"What is Mudville?"...you bet to go to $1,600! At the first break, the challengers are tied for the lead with $2,800; the champ has $1,200. After the round ends...

Chris: $400
Louis: $3,800
Gail: $6,000

...Flemmons now has the lead to herself.

LACH TRASH: $4,600

DJ! Categories:

EUGENE O'NEILL
THE HAIRY APE
BEYOND THE HORIZON
AH, WILDERNESS!
MORE STATELY MANSIONS
THE "ICE" MAN COMETH

A Eugene O' Neill-themed board. After finding the night's first DD in four clues, Flemmons finds the first DD this round in just three, under the $1,200 Beyond the Horizon clue. With $7,200, she risks $1,800.

Head due east from Washington, D.C. or NYC & you'll first hit this southern European country.

"What is Portugal?"...she now has $9,000! She then finds the third and last DD of the night under the $2,000 Eugene O'Neill clue with $11,400. She's not in lock game territory now, because Irizarry stands at $7,000; the champ's only at $800. Her wager this time is $1,400.

This epic O'Neill work is based partly on the "Oresteia" of Aeschylus.

"What is Morning Becomes Electra?"...that takes her to $12,800; she got all three of them!

DJ! LACH TRASH: $7,200

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Chris: $4,800
Louis: $13,000
Gail: $16,400

CORYAT SCORES:

Chris: $4,800
Louis: $13,000
Gail: $16,200


FJ! CATEGORY: 20th Century Firsts.

On October 14, 1947 in the Mojave Desert, the first of these sounds was made by man; it was the byproduct of another first.

CHRIS:
Response: "What is breaking the sound barrier?"
Wager: $2,001
Final score: $2,799


Irizarry's smiling, because he obviously got the right response of "What is sonic boom?"! He goes up to 25 grand. How about Ms. Flemmons...she's right as well to win the title with $26,001! Norlin leaves with $13,401.

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