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).
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 $100 bill.
Heather Grosch is fifth to enter Contestant's Row and the second IUFB is a bubble chair (Gwen & Rachael).
Monica from Ventura, CA is not related to the famous Chuck, but she will try to KO Money Game for a PT Cruiser (Std., Paint, AT, Mats, Prot, Radio)(Brandi). Board:
MIDDLE NUMBER: 7 ($ _ _ , 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).
Lucky for Peter, all have overbid.
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, 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 $2,700 range.
Next from the crowd comes Steven Trupa and the next IUFB is a refrigerator/freezer (Brandi & Rachael). The winner of this should get a shot at the day's second car.
Carrie & Peter should be thankful, because everyone's over.
Heather, who got sent to the show as a graduation present from her aunt, plays Stack the Deck for a Chevrolet Impala (Std., EBH)(Gwen). Board:
If she gets all the groceries right and chooses the middle three numbers, she should be able to win this. Rachael handles the boards in this game today.
1. Cold remedy & Glad trash bags
PICK: Cold remedy- YOU BET; CHOOSES THIRD DIGIT
($ _ _ , 6 _ _)
2. NesQuik choclate milk & Hot Pockets (regular flavor)
PICK: Hot Pockets- RIGHT; CHOOSES FOURTH DIGIT
($ _ _ , 6 1 _)
3. Gold Bond Lotion & Ester-C (500 mg)
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.
Carrie: $599 (OOPS)
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
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
"Good Eats With Alton Brown"
HIDING ON THE INTERNET
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:
Dominick's back to a more comfortable lead thanks to a strong second half showing in this round.
LACH TRASH: $2,200
ANIMALS EN ESPANOL
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!:
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.