TPIR: The Friday show begins with Bethany Baderdeen, John Stotts, Chelsea Kay and John Cullinan. Drew makes his first really late entrance in a while, running in from the left of Door #2. The first IUFB, coming down from the ceiling, is a men's watch.
John Stotts plays Cover Up for a Ford Fusion (Std., AT, Prot, SYNC/Mirror, Stereo, Mats)(Lanisha). Board:
First number: 2 or 3?
Second number: 3, 6 or 8?
Third number: 2, 5, 6 or 7?
Fourth number: 1, 3, 4, 6 or 8?
Last number: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 or 9?
First guess is $23,589...unfortunately, only the fourth number's wrong. He then guesses $23,549...but it's $23,519. The Gavazzi Theorem claims another victim here.
(Drew put no drama in the final reveal.)
The fifth player is Kevin Bailey and the second IUFB is a 3-in-1 game table (Lanisha & Rachael).
Bethany plays Squeeze Play for a Beachcomber hot tub (Amber). Board:
Does she know it's $6,713...NO, she goes with $6,213 instead.
Sixth is Bonnie Gordon and the third IUFB is a refrigerator (Amber).
The other John, a Celtics fan who just watched "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" just before arriving here, plays Easy As 1-2-3 for designer handbags (Amber), a work chair (Lanisha) and a mirrored HDTV (Rachael).
Good for him- I would've had the handbags and HDTV reversed!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Bethany ($587): $.85
John S. ($3,200): WINS $1,000!
John C. ($6,198): 30 + 35 = $.65
In Stotts' Bonus Spin...45 cents.
(Note: The Showcase Showdown red money win graphics now have a silver shadow on them to match the $1 space on the Big Wheel.)
Coming on down now is David Mordnes and the fourth IUFB is a kayak package (Lanisha & Rachael).
Kevin plays Bullseye for an Ashley dining room w/ dinnerware (Amber) worth $5,053. The products Drew models this time are Angel Soft bath tissue, Hot Pockets Value Pack, Clorox bleach, Northland juice and Udderly Smooth skin cream.
1. 3 Hot Pockets: 3 X $5.25 = BUST ($15.75)
2. 3 Juices: 3 X $3.39 = WIN ($10.17)
Next to leave the crowd is Chanhom Smythe and the next IUFB is a Beatles collection package that includes an iPod (Rachael).
Chanhom plays Punch a Bunch (big bill shown by Lanisha). Today's SPs are modeled by Amber.
1. Tabletop video poker game
IS NOT: $95
PICK: HIGHER- $120
2. Cell-powered radio
IS NOT: $50
PICK: LOWER- $34
3. Air sanitizer
IS NOT: $200
PICK: LOWER- $150
4. Bluetooth shades
IS NOT: $150
PICK: HIGHER- $199
She swept the SPs in this game- impressive! I think Fingers only wanted one of them right. She punches out holes #3, #15, #35 and #42. #3 has $50. #15 has $250, and she continues. #35 has $50, so she must take what's in #42...she's the first $10,000 Punch a Bunch winner of the season (and only the second in the Drew Carey era)! After getting all those SPs, she certainly deserves it!
(Note: After the regular dings went off when the $10K slip was shown, the clanging/whooping and the gameboard blinking both occur by mistake. IMO, I think only the clanging should sound for a $10K win in this game in the future, like on the Big Wheel nowadays.)
Video Bonus: Today's Punch a Bunch with a weird ending
Rich is then shown to call on Laura Widulski and the final IUFB is a set of three Ralph Lauren coats (All). Chelsea's been here the whole show.
Bonnie: $2,002 (possible bad news for Chelsea)
TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Chelsea
Bonnie will now try to get That's Too Much's winning percentage back to .500. If she can, she'll drive away in a Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid...but it doesn't happen. Here was the setup:
6. $24,870- THAT'S TOO MUCH
ARP: $26,225; good try by her. I'm kinda surprised she didn't stop at $21,962.
My lineup today:
1. Easy as 1-2-3
2. Cover Up
3. Squeeze Play
4. Punch a Bunch
5. That's Too Much
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Bonnie ($2,496): $.75
Kevin ($7,052): 25 + 80 = OVER
Chanhom ($11,098): 50 + Dime = $.60
Bonnie goes to the Showcase to face the first John that got to play a Pricing Game today.
The first Showcase has a Canon mega-pixel camera, a Panasonic waterproof camcorder, and being shown on the audience screen, trips to Key West and Peru. All prizes are modeled by Rachael.
JOHN PASSES TO BONNIE; BONNIE BIDS $20,000 ON CAMERAS/TRIPS SHOWCASE- STAGE WILLY
MY BID FOR CAMERAS/TRIPS SHOWCASE: $15,750
For John, we've got a NASCAR showcase. First, we have Craftsman power tools (Lanisha). Second, there's a 42" plasma TV, a Wii system and a NASCAR video game (Lanisha). Third, we've got a trip to the Brickyard 400 (Amber). Finally, you could race on your own streets with a new Chevy Impala (Std., Seat, Mats/Net, EBH)(Rachael)!
JOHN BIDS $28,750 ON NASCAR SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF (Only about covers the car and the tools)
MY BID FOR NASCAR SHOWCASE: $35,000
DIFFERENCE: $3,904- WIN BY $54
Bonnie wins $26,400 in prizes; John Stotts will have to settle for $4,200 in cash and watch thanks to that very tough Showcase loss.
DOND: We wrap up Firefighters Week with #17 Jason Neese (who works for a firefighter group in South Bay, CA). He wants to win enough so that he can go to Tahiti.
1. #9 (Jack)- $7,500
2. #11 (Marc)- $250,000
3. #13 (Duane)- $5
4. #21 (Gina)- $10
5. #3 (Heather)-$500,000
FIRST OFFER: $3,000- NO DEAL
1. #8 (Sean)- PENNY
2. #4 (Lee)- $25
3. #15 (Eric)- BUCK
4. #22 (Rob)- $300
5. #19 (Dave)- $2,500
SECOND OFFER: $16,000- NO DEAL
1. #7 (Cedrick)- $1,000
2. #10 (Rico)- $5,000
3. #5 (Linsay)- $100
4. #14 (Ted)- $400
THIRD OFFER: $28,000- NO DEAL
1. #16 (Dan)- $500
2. #2 (Paul)- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
FOURTH OFFER: $20,000- NO DEAL
1. #18 (Cori)- $75,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #6 (Rick)- $10,000
FIFTH OFFER: $15,000- NO DEAL
19th PICK: #12 (Jason S.)- $25,000 (STRIKE TWO; SAFETY NET GONE)
SIXTH OFFER: $20,000- DEAL
20th PICK: #20 (Robert)- $50
FINAL OFFER: $54,000
His case had...$200, so he made a good deal to end the week.
WOF: The second week from SeaWorld Orlando comes to a close. First Toss-Up category is Thing:
_ A M _ L Y
T _ _ _
Rich & Ron are incorrect with FAMILY TIME. Christina & Maria are incorrect also with FAMILY TIES. After Megan & Doreen wait a second or two...
F A M _ L Y
T _ E _
...they solve FAMILY TREE for $1,000.
$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: SF03794
The week's final three teams:
Megan Ridinger & Doreen Finley (sisters; Megan's a speech therapist at an elementary school while Doreen's a graduate student in a Georgia college and studied in the Czech Republic last summer)
Christina Sayer & Maria Pasada (mother/daughter from Orlando; Maria's retired while Christina's a 1st Grade teacher)
Rich & Ron Hartser (father/son from Lynn Haven, FL; Ron's an Air Force historian while Rich's a 6th Grade Science teacher and a juggler)
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Person:
M A T _
_ U _ O R
Rich & Ron better have gotten this one since they're both teachers, and they do with MATH TUTOR for $2,000.
Round 1 category is Phrase and out on the wheel now are a pair of trips to the Westin Maui resort in Hawaii from Funjet Vacations.com worth $10,436. Rich & Ron pick up those trips immediately with four T's, then call two H's for $600 and the Free Spin. They later use the Free Spin after purchasing a dud vowel in A. After they later buy the I's, we have...
T H E | _ I _ _ | O F
T H E | _ I T T E R
...and they solve THE PICK OF THE LITTER for another $250 and the trips, a new total of $12,686 in cash and trips.
DUDS: A (Rich & Ron)
IHOP Jackpot Round category is Same Name. Megan & Doreen start with a dud of R. Christina & Maria also quickly dud out with T. After Rich & Ron buy the A's, here's what we've got:
L I L _ | &
L A _ N _ _ I N G
_ A _
They next call a $300 D...
L I L _ | &
L A _ N _ _ I N G
_ A D
...and they solve LILY & LAUNCHING PAD to go to $14,686.
DUDS: R (Megan & Doreen), T (Christina & Maria)
The last Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round of the week is being sponsored by Centrum Cardio; the category is Places. Early on, Maria & Christina lose $1,550 to a Bankrupt. Rich & Ron later call two N's for the Wild Card. After they later call the R's, we have...
R _ L L I N G
_ R A R I E S | &
S _ A R I N G | _ E A _ S
...and they solve ROLLING PRARIES & SOARING PEAKS for another five grand and a pair of trips to the Canadian Rockies from Caravan.com worth ten grand, a new total of $29,686 in cash and trips!
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Maria & Christina)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: TT05232
$3,000 Toss-Up category is Living Things:
_ O _ _ R | B _ _ R
_ U B S
Megan & Doreen solve POLAR BEAR CUBS to go to $4,000. After a little work by them before a dud of C, Speed-Up Round category is Fun & Games and consonants are worth $1,450 apiece. After Rich & Ron call the B's...
B L _ _ _ N G
B _ B B L E S
...they solve BLOWING BUBBLES to add another $8,700 for a big winning total of $38,386 in cash and trips! Megan & Doreen split $4,000 and Christina & Maria get the $2,000 consolation.
So far, $44,386 in cash and trips have been won tonight.
DUDS: C (Megan & Doreen), F (Megan & Doreen), P (Maria & Christina)
Big Money Round: The Wild Card's in play for the week's last bonus round. Rich & Ron spin the S in SPIN and the category is Thing. Starting with:
N _ _ T _
T R _ _ _
They first call H, C, M and O, then call D for their Wild Card Pick...
N _ _ T _
T R _ C _
...they can't pull off this NIFTY TRICK for the cars. But they do leave with $38,386 in cash and trips.
Jeopardy!: Tonight's players for this third Tournament of Champions quarterfinal are former $125,000 "Millionaire" winner Dave Simpson, Lisa Klink and Ben Bishop. Opening categories:
DESCRIBING THE TV SHOW
19th CENTURY FRANCE
At the first break, Bishop leads with $3,000; Klink has two and Simpson just has $400. Simpson later finds the Daily Double under the $600 France clue; since he has just $800 at this point, he wagers $1,000 on this clue:
He designed a towering gallery of machines for the Paris Exhibition of 1867.
"Who is...Eiffel?"...good guess- he's up to $1,800! At round's end, Bishop's up to eight grand. Simpson now has three and Klink still has two.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: NONE
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,600
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3,600
_____ IN' '80s MOVIES
NEXT IN ORDER
GETTING MEDIEVAL WITH ENGLISH LIT
Bishop hits the round's first DD under the $1,600 Cities clue with $12,400; Simpson's now at $4,600 and Klink's at $3,600. His wager is $3,600.
A center of tulip-growing, this Dutch city gave its name to a section of Manhattan.
He can't come up with Harlem, so he drops to $8,800. Bishop later finds the other DD under the $1,200 English Lit clue; with $13,600 now, he wagers $2,400. Trying again to reach $16,000, here's the DD clue this time:
In this circa 1470 work, the Brown Knight Without Pity is as bad as her name until Sir Gareth gets 'im.
"What is Beowulf?"...wrong again. It was "Le Morte d'Arthur"; he's down to $11,200 at this point.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,000
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $6,000
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $10,000
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Lisa Klink must get FJ! correct in order to have any hopes of staying in this tournament.
FJ! CATEGORY: World Money.
Amounts on the banknotes in this country, one of the world's ten largest, are in 17 different official languages.
Lisa Klink's response was "What is China?"...NO. She loses $3,000 as a result, meaning she's going home with $5,000. Dave Simpson wrote down "What is India?" with no hesitation...because he's right! He wagered $1,200, so he's at $13,000, meaning he'll at least be in second place on the Wild Card Leaderboard. Ben Bishop...also has India, and he wagered $1,004, meaning he's a semi-finalist!
WILD CARD STANDINGS:
1. Cora Peck: $15,500
2. Dave Simpson: $13,000
3. Matt Kohlstedt: $10,600
4. Tom Morris: $9,600
Carl Brandt is also eliminated.
Millionaire: Another successful Million Dollar Movie Week comes to a close