Friday, February 06, 2009

2/6/2009 Results

TPIR: The Friday show begins this time with Derek Fisk, Monica Norris, Peter Rafferty and Michelle Tillis. The first IUFB is a collection of designer shoes (Brandi & Rachael).

Derek: $600
Monica: $1,200
Peter: $700
Michelle: $1,500

ARP: $3,090

Michelle's dancing because she now plays Punch-a-Bunch (Rachael shows off the big bill). Today's SPs are modeled by Gwendolyn.

1. Ladybug tea kettle
WRONG PRICE: $25
GUESS: HIGHER- $45 (I could clearly see the word "Higher" behind the wrong ARP of $25 for that)

2. PNY 8G flash drive
WRONG PRICE: $85
GUESS: LOWER- $108

3. Cordless telephone
IS NOT: $100
GUESS: LOWER- $129

4. Portable generator
IS NOT: $133
GUESS: HIGHER- $100 (I clearly saw "Lower" behind the $133 tag; what's with the behind-the-scenes people today?)

She only gets one punch, but I've seen quite a few people win the grand prize in this game with just their first punch. She hopes for the best with hole #15...she only gets a $100 bill.

Heather Grosch is fifth to enter Contestant's Row and the second IUFB is a bubble chair (Gwen & Rachael).

Heather: $550
Derek: $800
Monica: $1,100

Peter: $801

ARP: $3,350

Monica from Ventura, CA is not related to the famous Chuck, but she will try to KO Money Game for a PT Cruiser (Std., Paint, AT, Mats, Prot, Radio)(Brandi). Board:

(52)(37)(20)
(40)(18)(90)
(19)(60)(84)

MIDDLE NUMBER: 7 ($ _ _ , 7 _ _)

She starts with 18 for $18 before finding 19 as the front of the car ($ 1 9 , 7 _ _). Now, since many players have been losing this game recently after finding the front of the car on their first pick, that might be a good sign for her...and she makes the win happen with her next pick of 84! That's $19,802 in cash and car for her from here!

Coming on down sixth is Carrie Collins and the third IUFB is a lawn care package (Brandi).

Carrie: $1,500
Peter: $1,999
Heather: $850
Derek: $2,000


Lucky for Peter, all have overbid.

Carrie: $599
Peter: $600
Heather: $650
Derek: $700

ARP: $700, so Derek wins a $500 bonus!

This student and aspiring firefighter from Highland, CA now plays Pick a Number (which is set to be played a record amount of times this season) for a Beachcomber hot tub (Rachael). Gwen handles this board today:

$ 6 _ 1 3

NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 5, 7 & 9

He goes with lucky seven, making his guess $6,713...you bet!

Everybody that got on stage in the first three Pricing Games won some money prior to spinning the Big Wheel; that doesn't happen often.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Michelle ($3,235): 30 + 50 = $.80
Derek ($7,913): 50 + 60 = OVER
Monica ($23,152): WINS $1,000 AND SHOWCASE BERTH!

In Monica's Bonus Spin...65 cents.

Rich then yells the magic words to Laura West and the next IUFB is an area rug (Rachael).

Laura: $1,200
Carrie: $1,350
Peter: $1,400
Heather: $1,425

ARP: $1,260

Laura, a San Diego property management accountant, plays Clock Game for $1,000, a pair of bicycles (Brandi) and a 52" LCD HDTV (Gwen). Price of the bikes was just $898. She hasn't seen this game. She begins with $800, then $900...$850...$875...$895...$899...$894...$896 and then one ups from there. She has 18 seconds to get the ARP of the LCD HDTV, which was $2,799. She begins with $1,900, then says $2,100...goes up in $100 increments up to $2,500...then jumps to $2,700...$2,800...$3,000...and then gets toungue-tied and runs out of time while in the $2,700 range.

Next from the crowd comes Steven Trupa and the next IUFB is a refrigerator/freezer (Brandi & Rachael). The winner of this should get a shot at the day's second car.

Steven: $3,200
Carrie: $2,500
Peter: $2,501
Heather: $2,502

Carrie & Peter should be thankful, because everyone's over.

Steven: $2,300
Carrie: $1,700
Peter: $1,750
Heather: $1,800

ARP: $2,198

Heather, who got sent to the show as a graduation present from her aunt, plays Stack the Deck for a Chevrolet Impala (Std., EBH)(Gwen). Board:

3645291

If she gets all the groceries right and chooses the middle three numbers, she should be able to win this. Rachael handles the boards in this game today.

1. Cold remedy & Glad trash bags
PRICE: $11.99
PICK: Cold remedy- YOU BET; CHOOSES THIRD DIGIT
($ _ _ , 6 _ _)

2. NesQuik choclate milk & Hot Pockets (regular flavor)
PRICE: $2.49
PICK: Hot Pockets- RIGHT; CHOOSES FOURTH DIGIT
($ _ _ , 6 1 _)

3. Gold Bond Lotion & Ester-C (500 mg)
PRICE: $9.56
PICK: Ester-C- $13.99

It all comes down to that second digit. She goes with...$23,615- not having that second digit for free killed her. ARP: $24,615.

The last player today is Kathryn Farmer and the final IUFB is a longboard (Rachael). Peter's been here the whole show, but he will bid last this round.

Kathryn: $600
Steven: $550
Carrie: $599 (OOPS)
Peter: BUCK

ARP: $557

TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Peter

Steven from S.F. plays Double Prices for a trip to England (Brandi & Gwen). It's either $5,458 or $6,242. He picks $6,242, making Gwen remove $5,458...winless second half.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Steven ($557): $.60
Laura ($2,158): $.90
Heather ($2,198): Quarter + Quarter = $.50

Laura faces Monica in today's Showcase.

The first Showcase has an Ashley bedroom (Rachael), SCUBA gear (Rachael) and a pair of Yamaha waverunners (Brandi).

MONICA BIDS $23,450 ON ROOM/WAVERUNNERS SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR ROOM/WAVERUNNERS SHOWCASE: $20,500

For Laura, we have things to make you work. First, do some of your homework on a new MacBook laptop. Second, start an exercise workout while doing your homework with a new treadmill/desk combination piece. Finally, in order to get to the place of your day job, we provide a new 2009 Chevy Malibu Hybrid (Std., Sunroof, Seat, EBH)(Gwen)!

LAURA BIDS $33,500 ON CAR SHOWCASE- STAGE WILLY

MY BID FOR CAR SHOWCASE: $29,000

LAURA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $33,500
ARP: $31,919
OVER

MONICA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $23,450
ARP: $28,254
DIFFERENCE: $4,804- WIN!

Monica wins $52,406 in cash and prizes!

DOND: We wrap up Twins Week with identical ones, #10 Marcia & Melanie (Marcia's a dolphin trainer while Melanie's a waitress). They swap out for the end of the board, #22.

ROUND 1 (Marcia):
1. #6 (Kari & Lisha)- WIPEOUT ($500,000)
2. #4 (Nikita & Jade)- $10,000
3. #11 (Luke & Dawson)- $25
4. #9 (Ciro & Mike)- $500
5. #7 (Kerry & Terry)- $10

FIRST OFFER: $9,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2 (Melanie):
1. #10 (Marie & Jannette)- PENNY
2. #3 (Troy & Rory)- $300
3. #13 (Bea & Ester)- $75,000
4. #12 (Mike & Carlos)- $5
5. #2 (Monike & Gitta)- $400

SECOND OFFER: $13,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 3 (Marcia):
1. #5 (Marissa & Julianna)- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #21 (Marsha & Kenndra)- $50
3. #14 (Jill & Julie)- $200
4. #1 (Shawn & Dan)- $7,500

THIRD OFFER: $20,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4 (Melanie):
1. #19 (Lisa & Michelle)- $2,500
2. #17 (Walter & Michael)- $250,000 (STRIKE ONE)

FOURTH OFFER: $12,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 5 (Marcia):
1. #20 (Howie & Royal)- $1,000
2. #15 (Rochelle & Michelle)- $5,000

FIFTH OFFER: $18,000- NO DEAL

19th PICK (Melanie): #18 (Heidi & Alissa)- $100,000 (BIG STRIKE TWO)

SIXTH OFFER: $6,000- NO DEAL

20th PICK (Marcia): #8 (Dayle & Doyle)- $25,000 (STRIKEOUT)

After they turn down the final offer of $40...THEY END UP WITH JUST ONE BUCK, MEANING THEIR SWAP OUT AT THE START OF THE GAME WAS ONLY A ONE-LEVEL IMPROVEMENT; THEREFORE, THEY'RE THE LOWEST WINNERS EVER ON THE SYNDICATED VERSON OF THE SHOW. Ouch. They were doing OK heading into the one case at a time rounds. Marcia was the one wanted to take a deal early in the game, while Melanie proved to be the risky one. Looks like this relationship's over.

WOF: We're wrapping up one of those weeks where there has been a bit more excitement in the maingame action rather than the endgame action. The first Toss-Up category on this Friday is What Are You Doing?:

T E L L _ _ _/T A _ L/

_ _ L _ S

Jacinta is right with TELLING TALL TALES for $1,000.

$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: AB0018658

Here are tonight's threesome:

Jacinta Harvey (Valdosta, GA)- Adult mental health therapist
Duncan Nasivi (Ainaloa, HI)- State hospital kitchen manager and a soccer player
Jill Trealout (Orlando)- Pediatric speech language pathologist at a state hospital

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Living Things, and it's a one-wordy:

C _ _ _ _ A N T _ E M U M S

Duncan solves CHRYSANTHEMUMS for $2,000.

After a fishing trip to Florida (which Jill might consider a trip home) from Sandestin worth $6,400 appears on the wheel, the Prize Puzzle Round category is Places. On his second turn, Duncan calls two S's for the trip. But he later loses that and $700 to a Bankrupt. Later, Jill calls four L's for $10,000 and we have...

OLD/_ O _ L D/_ A T _ E D _ A L S/

AND/_ A L A _ E S

...she calls the C's for another $800, then a $900 P, a $450 H, and solves OLD WORLD CATHEDRALS AND PALACES for $13,300 and a Great Britain tour from Insight Vacations, a total of $22,400 in cash and trip!

BANKRUPTS: 1 (Duncan)

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: AJ3032730

Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category is Quotation. After Jill calls the G, we have...

_ _ _/_ _ _/_ _ _/_ _ _ _/_ _ _ T/

G E N T L _/_ _ _ N/THE/_ T _ E _ _

...shouldn't this puzzle instead fall under the category of Song Lyrics or Next Line Please? Anyway, after buying the A's, she spins Bankrupt to lose $5,600. Jacinta immediately gets one, too. Duncan then calls the R's for $1,500, the W's for another $1,200, the Y's for another $600 and then solves ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM for another $3,500 and $5,500 total.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Jill, Jacinta)

ThermaCare Mystery Round category is Food & Drink. Jacinta starts off with the Wild Card after calling two T's, but then loses it just as quick to the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge; that's her second Bankrupt tonight. Duncan then calls the first dud of the night in S, while Jill gets her second Bankrupt of the night. Jacinta later loses $550 to her third Bankrupt this episode. After Duncan buys the A's, we have...

_ _ I _ _ E D/A _ _ A _ _ _ E/T _ N A/WITH/

_ E _ _ N

...he then lands on the Mystery Wedge next to Lose a Turn and calls two R's. With $1,400 currently in his bank, he decides to take $2,000 for them (but that was the $10,000 one). His bad bailout doesn't matter, though- he then loses $3,400 to his second Bankrupt tonight. Jill then calls the L's for $2,800, buys the O's, then puts up a $500 D and a $900 M before landing on the same Mystery Wedge landed on earlier. With $4,200 currently at stake for her, she calls a G...but doesn't flip it over and settles for an extra grand instead. She then buys the U, then calls a $3,500 C but then calls a major dud in F. Jacinta then calls the B while on the same Mystery Wedge, flips it over and solves GRILLED ALBACORE TUNA WITH LEMON to steal this round for $10,000! She now has $11,000 tonight.

DUDS: F, S
BANKRUPTS: 4 (2 by Jacinta, Jill, Duncan)

$3,000 Toss-Up category is Person:

A/C O M P _ _ T E/U _ K _ O W _

Duncan shouldn't be A COMPLETE UNKNOWN, because he now has $8,500 after this one. Then, it's time for the Speed-Up Round category is Phrase, and consonants are worth $1,600 apiece. Duncan calls four T's at the start and, believe it or not, solves THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY for another $6,400! For the second night in a row, everybody finishes in five figures! Duncan takes away a second-place total of $14,900. Jacinta leaves in third place with $11,000 and thanks to that big Prize Puzzle Round of hers, Jill wins the night with $22,400!

Thus, a total of $48,300 in cash and trip has been given away so far tonight!

Big Money Round: A champion going into this with just one puzzle solved overall is usually not a good sign, but the past four Friday endgames have been won; let's see what happens before we head back to Hawaii. Jill spins the A in GAME and the category is Phrase. Starting with:

_ _ E R/_ N _/_ _ T

I know it already, and she does, too! After calling V, D, C & O...

OVER/_ N D/O _ T

...OVER AND OUT, the Friday winning streak stays intact and she wins $30,000! That's $52,400 in cash and trip, which happens to be $6 shy of today's "TPIR" big winner's total. Remember, next week, you home viewers have two shots every day of winning a trip to Hawaii!

Video Bonus: Last three segments of tonight's episode

Jeopardy!: Gail Flemmons is now a repeat champion with $46,399 in two days so far. Her Friday challengers are both women:

Laura Groch (Escondido, CA)- Copy editor
Julia Dominick (Struthers, OH)- Homemaker

The first set of categories on this Friday:

THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
LINES FROM THE SITCOM
THE NEAREST
"Good Eats With Alton Brown"
HIDING ON THE INTERNET
"MULTI" TASKING

After Flemmons loses the $600 she just earned from the first two Spanish-American War clues to Dominick thanks to an incorrect response, Dominick finds the Daily Double under the $800 clue and goes for a grand on this:

On January 24, 1898, Captain Sigsbee was told to sail this battleship from Key West to Cuba to protect American interests.

"What is The Maine?"...correct for $1,600! At the first break, Flemmons has the lead back with $2,400. Dominick's just $200 behind her at this point, while Groche has $1,600. The scores after this round:

Gail: $3,000
Julia: $8,400
Laura: $1,800

Dominick's back to a more comfortable lead thanks to a strong second half showing in this round.

LACH TRASH: $2,200

DJ! Categories:

COMPOUNDS
ANIMALS EN ESPANOL
GEOGRAPHIC NICKNAMES
IT'S A LOCK
BOOKS WITH SUBTITLES
MOVIES WITH SUBTITLES

Groche finds the first of the round's DDs under the $1,600 Books with Subtitles clue, the fourth clue of this round. With $3,400 now and trailing the champ for second by just $400, she wagers IT ALL on the following:

"Frankenstein" is subtitled "Or, the Modern" this mythical man.

"Who is Promethius?"...DOUBLE to $6,800! Later, with two categories left, everyone's in five figures, making this a much tighter game than it was several minutes ago. Flemmons turns out to be the one that gets the other DD under the $2,000 Compounds clue, now with $15,400 and the lead. Dominick has $13,600 and Groche's not too far behind either one at $12,400. The champ's wager is $1,000.

Thiols, emitted by skunks & chopped onions, resemble alcohols but with an atom of this element in place of an oxygen atom.

"What is sulfur?"...that's right to go to $16,400!

DJ! LACH TRASH: $1,600

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Gail: $14,400
Julia: $15,600
Laura: $15,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Gail: $15,400
Julia: $15,400
Laura: $13,400

Close game in all departments; this should be a dramatic FJ! tonight.

FJ! CATEGORY: Music Legends.

His 2003 People Magazine obituary was headlined "Fade to Black".

We start with the champion, who tried "Who was Chris Farley?"...ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE- THAT'S A COMEDIAN, MA'AM. She drops to $2 as a result. Groche instead has "Who is Johnny Cash?"...she DOUBLES to $30,400! Dominick...is also right and wins the title by a buck at $30,401, sending Ms. Flemmons home with $47,399.

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