TPIR: Save for what happened with the Navy's Katherine Savant late in Wednesday's episode, things have just fallen apart the past few days, including Thursday's fiasco; had that last Pricing Game (Swap Meet) not been won, only $7,392 in prizes would have been given away that Thursday, which would've topped the modern-day low set by the opener of Christmas Week '07. I hope we can somehow turn it around today to close the week.
We start off on Episode 4705K with Rebecca Duckworth, Ronald Buckman, Christina Leno and Kristen Savage. Drew comes out with his son Connor running around in a Buzz Lightyear suit. The first IUFB is a selection of Coach handbags/accessories (Manuela & Rachael).
Kristen's not related to pro wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage, but she might be able to listen to The Village People's "Macho Man" in a new Ford Ranger (Gwendolyn) if she wins Switcheroo. And for the first time ever, I think, we see the gameboard before the game's four SPs have been revealed. Anyway, the board's handled by Rachael today:
TRUCK: $ 1 8 , 9 _ 5
Webcam: $ _ 0
Fragrance: $ _ 5
Keyboard: $ _ 0
Bar gadgets: $ _ 5
NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7
Bar gadgets: $35
Good guesses...but they're all wrong.
Bar gadgets: $25
She now has...three right! And she wins...
Bar gadgets: $25
...the bendable keyboard, the bar gadgets and the truck!! That's the second Switcheroo win of the season and just the third since Drew Carey took over! It appears Fingers was somewhat trying to get a win here today based on the setup.
Video Bonus: First segment of today's episode
Philip Bautista then comes on down after getting tied up with a purse in one of the aisles and the second IUFB is a Beatles package which includes CDs and an iPod (Manuela & Rachael).
Rebecca: BUCK (STUPID BID)
Christina: TWO BUCKS
Philip from Lemon Grove, CA plays Safe Crackers (Rachael) for a 63" HDTV (Gwen) and a Playstation 3 package (Manuela), all worth $6,258.
NUMBERS IN PRICE OF GAME PACKAGE: 0, 6 & 7
His combination guess is $670...incorrect.
Going to the blue spot now is Heidi Hackett and the third IUFB is a selection of Bobbi Brown cosmetics (Rachael).
Heidi: $325 (STUPID BID)
Ronald: $326 (STUPID BID)
Christina: $299 (STUPID BID)
By default, Rebecca wins.
Rebecca then plays Flip Flop for a girl's bedroom set (Manuela). Board:
She flips to $4,681...
$ 4 6 8 1
...and she wins!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Philip ($795): 60 + 20 = $.80 (he spins one-handed!)
Rebecca ($5,685): 55 + 15 = $.70
Kristen ($20,448): 20 + 95 = OVER
Thanks to Philip's one-handed gamble, he's in the Showcase today.
Manuel Herrera then comes on down and the fourth IUFB on the turntable is a collection of See's Easter candy (Gwen).
Since Heidi was over by a buck, Christina, not related to Jay, plays One Wrong Price for a Flexsteel chair/ottoman marked at $1,642 (Gwen), a refrigerator w/ LCD TV marked at $2,599 (Rachael) and an exerciser (Manuela) marked at $1,599. She wants to pick the exerciser, but she instead goes with her sister on the chair/ottoman...she never would've won- the refrigerator was even more expensive at $3,999.
Then comes Cameron Hansel and the next IUFB is Zuo Modern outdoor furniture (Manuela).
Cameron: $8,000 (STAGE WILLY)
Heidi plays Pass the Buck for a PT Cruiser plus an $800 Shell gas card (Rachael).
Pure Silk shaving gel: $1.99
PICK: Shaving gel- INCORRECT
Gold Bond Cream (2 Oz value size): $6.83
Easter egg decorating kit: $1.99
PICK: Gold Bond Cream- $7.83
1. #6- $3,000; CONTINUES
2. #3- LOSS
The audience was mostly split between #2 and #3. Had she picked #2 instead...she would've won another $5,000. Rest of the board:
#5- LOSE EVERYTHING
The day's last player is Elise Braganza and the final IUFB is a Gucci watch coming down from the ceiling. Ronald must win this or he will be the week's final member of the First Four Breakfast Club.
GETTING THE BOOT TO THE CLUB: Ronald
Manuel plays Pick a Number for a baby grand piano that is played by Fremantle's very own Mandel Illagan! Board controlled by Rachael:
$ 8 5 _ 0
NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 0, 5 & 9
He goes with the obvious guess, $8,590...
$ 8 5 9 0
...it was a toss-up between $8,500 and $8,590, but he picked the wrong one. Mandel then plays the show's theme just before the next break.
My lineup today:
2. Safe Crackers
3. Flip Flop
4. Pick a Number
5. Pass the Buck
6. One Wrong Price
Philip should now be rooting on Christina in the second Showcase Showdown, because if she wins it without winning any money, Philip will get the Top Winner spot in today's Showcase.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Manuel: Dime + 85 = $.95
Manuel instead gets the Top Winner Showcase spot.
The first Showcase has a year's supply of flowers from Teleflora (Manuela), an Ashley dining room (Rachael) and a party boat (Gwen).
MANUEL PASSES TO PHILIP; PHILIP GOES WITH MY BID OF $25,000 FOR ROOM/BOAT SHOWCASE
Manuel's going for trips to Sedona, AZ at the Hilton (features a balloon ride)(Rachael), Boston at The Colonnade Hotel (featuring a half-hour helicopter ride)(Rachael) and a trip to Rome at the Atlante (Manuela at the audience screen; features a private tour of the Vatican). I could've lived without the banter between Drew & Rich.
MANUEL BIDS $23,550 ON TRIPS- STAGE WILLY
MY BID FOR TRIPS: $18,875
DIFFERENCE: $4,051- WIN!
Philip wins $29,846 in prizes.
Newlywed Game: The first week of the GSN revival concludes with these couples:
Kevin & Tonya (married five months)
Chris & Bianca (married 1.5 years)
Charlie & Dana (married five months)
Brad's Intro: "...who elected to play X-rated 'Family Feud' in junior high"
1. Which of these prizes would you prefer to win in your lifetime- Wife of the Year, Mother of the Year or Boss of the Year?
2. If you could magically make any aspect of your husband 10% smaller, what would it be?
3. Complete the following: "Since we've been married, my husband has tried to convince me to try _____, and I think I might eventually give in."
1. Mother of the Year
3. Not complain so much
1. Wife of the Year
3. Leave the house on time
1. Wife of the Year
3. Doing the laundry
TRIP AT STAKE: Hollywood, FL (Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa)
1. Boss of the Year- NO MATCH
2. Head- MATCH (5)
3. More intimacy- NO MATCH
1. Wife of the Year- MATCH (5)
2. Feet- MATCH (10)
3. More punctual- MATCH (15)
1. Mother of the Year- NO MATCH
2. Belly- MATCH (5)
3. Cleaning- NOT ACCEPTABLE
1. If your wife were to meet all your ex-girlfriends at once, she'd definitely have second thoughts about you after being introduced to whom?
2. How many rooms in your current house have you made whoopie in?
eHarmony.com Dimension (Adaptability): When you moved in together, what was the biggest change from your days of living in a bachelor pad?
BONUS: Her stuff was everywhere
BONUS: No TV in the bedroom
BONUS: Her stuff was everywhere
1. Michelle- NO MATCH
2. 2- MATCH (15)
1. Becky- MATCH (25)
2. 4- NO MATCH
1. Nikki- NO MATCH
2. 4- MATCH (15)
20 POINT BONUS QUESTION RESPONSES:
Dana: Having to clean up after him- ACCEPTABLE (35)
Tonya: Being away from friends/family- OUT
Bianca: Less TV- WIN (45)
Chris & Bianca win this game with little trouble!
Consolation Prizes: NuWave oven and Cuisinart blender
TODAY'S GOLDYWEDS (1988): Steven & Beth (on a clip from their past appearance, Steven said on one question that he had not had a serious girlfriend in 20 years)
TODAY'S BONUS PRIZE: Sony digital camera package
GOLDYWED ROUND QUESTIONS:
1. What is your wife's least favorite household chore?
2. Which of you takes up more room on the bed when you're sleeping?
3. Who was the first U.S. Presidential candidate your wife voted for?
4. Other than a house or vehicle, what's the most expensive thing your wife ever bought?
5. Your first New Year's Eve spent together was going into what year?
1. Doing the dishes
4. Trip to Italy
1. Washing dishes- MATCH (1)
2. Steven- MATCH (3)
3. Carter- MATCH (6)
4. Clothes- NO MATCH
5. 1988- MATCH (11)
4. Wedding ring
1. Cooking- MATCH (1)
2. Myself- MATCH (3)
3. Clinton- MATCH (6)
4. Couch- NO MATCH
5. 2002- MATCH (11)
Beth hit her bonus round score prediction on the nose (11), so she and Steven win! For the record, Bianca wrote down 10.
WOF: This is the last night at SeaWorld Orlando (and, for you at home, the last chance this week to win a trip there). First Toss-Up category is Phrase:
H _ L D | O N T O
_ _ U R | _ _ _ S
Lin solves HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS for $1,000.
$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: AQ0000444
The last three players on this road trip are:
Lin Grant (Tampa, FL)- Helps out with marriages/divorces; also an opera singer (she even sings a brief song about the show!)
Lisa Morales (Miami, FL)- Paralegal and a big sports fan
Matt Friedman (Longwood, FL)- Criminology student at University of Florida
$2,000 Toss-Up subject is Things:
S H O C K
A B _ O R _ _ R S
Lin triples up with SHOCK ABSORBERS.
After a trip to the Presidente InterContinental Resort in Cancun worth $5,400 goes on the wheel, the Round 1 category is Food & Drink. Early on, Lin calls two S's for $5,000. On her next spin, she calls an N for a $1,000 Vegas.com gift tag, but she next spins Lose a Turn to possibly leave that and $4,900 on the table. Lisa then calls three R's for $1,350 and buys the I's, then calls a D for the Wild Card. After a $600 C, we have...
_ _ _ _ R T -
C _ _ E R E D
R A I S I N S
...and she solves YOGURT-COVERED RAISINS for $1,700.
LOSEs: 1 (Lin)
The week's final Jackpot Round is being brought to you by Caltrate; the topic is Before & After. Lisa picks up the Million Dollar Wedge right away with an R call but then calls the night's first dud with S. Matt then gets Lose a Turn. After Lin buys the I's, the board...
N E I _
_ I _ _ _ N _
I N | T _ E | R _ _ _ _
...she solves NEIL DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH to throw out the MDW for the night and increase her new total to $4,800.
DUDS: S (Lisa)
LOSEs: 1 (Matt)
JACKPOT NOT WON: $6,900
Gold Bond Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is What Are You Doing? Matt starts with a $400 N but then spins Bankrupt. Lisa later lands on $3,500 but duds out with P. Matt then calls a $600 B and we have...
C A T C H I N G | A
C A B L _ | C A _
...after stuttering on the last word for a second, he manages to solve CATCHING A CABLE CAR for $600 and the trip to San Francisco at the Palace Hotel, a total of $6,872 in cash and trip.
DUDS: D (Lin), P (Lisa)
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Matt)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: EC1928840
The last Toss-Up category of the night is Place:
A _ L - _ I G H T
D _ _ _ _
Lisa blows it with ALL-NIGHT DISCO.
A L L - N I G H T
D I _ _ R
Matt then solves ALL-NIGHT DINER to go to $9,872. After he puts up the S's for $1,500, Speed-Up Round category is Event and the remaining consonants are worth $1,300 apiece. Still anybody's game in this low-scoring pitcher's duel. After Lin calls the H's...
_ R _ S S _ N G | T H _
_ _ N _ S H | _ _ N _
...she's CROSSING THE FINISH LINE for another $3,900, but she'll have to settle for second place with a final total of $8,700. Lisa leaves with $1,700 and a worthless Wild Card and Matt hangs on to win with $9,872.
Only $20,272 in cash and trip has been given away so far on this final night from Orlando.
Big Money Round: Harry might be kinda proud Matt won tonight with not very much; let's see how we end this road trip. He spins the S in AMERICA'S and the category is Phrase. Starting with:
_ _ _
T _ | _ _
It's gotta be ___ TO GO. He calls C, D, G and O and gets...
_ _ _
T O | G O
...he says PAY TO GO...missed it by a letter. It was WAY TO GO and he is now the lowest-winning champion of the season by $28. Did we end a road trip with a $100,000 loss for the second time in a row?...
...no, he is actually the second contestant this week to miss out on $25,000.
In total, $805,276 in cash and prizes has been given away during their time in Orlando. We go back home on Monday with Spring Break Week.
Catch 21: We wrap up the second season's first week with:
Forrest Burgess (originally from Spokane, WA)- Works in L.A. corporate event production
Patricia Canale (Bronx, NY)- Tap dancer; former $100,000 winner on "Don't Forget the Lyrics!"
Kevin ? (originally from Syracuse, NY)- Works at an animal shelter
ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:
Forrest: 7 OF HEARTS
Patricia: 4 OF SPADES
Kevin: 2 OF HEARTS
1. Last February, a Sussex Spaniel named Stump became the oldest Best in Show winner ever at what event?
Kevin: Westminster (Kennel Club) Dog Show- YOU BET (100)
CARD: JACK OF HEARTS; PASSES TO PATRICIA (14)
2. Hail Caesar! How did the Roman leader famously say "I came, I saw, I conquered"?
Kevin: "Vini Vidi Vici"- RIGHT AGAIN (200)
CARD: JACK OF CLUBS; BUSTS PATRICIA
3. Larry Bird, Ronald McDonald or LeBron James- who wears a 29 shoe...?
Kevin: Ronald McDonald- RIGHT YET AGAIN (300)
CARD: 9 OF DIAMONDS; KEEPS IT (11)
4. The Queen of England is also the queen of what country?
Kevin: Canada- RIGHT YET AGAIN (400)
CARD: ACE OF SPADES; PASSES TO FORREST (8 or 18)
5. What traditional present should you expect at your 75th anniversary party?
Forrest: Diamond- CORRECT (100)
CARD: 10 OF DIAMONDS; FREEZES AT 18
6. 2 OF CLUBS (13)
7. QUEEN OF CLUBS- FORREST WINS (600)
ROUND 2 BASE CARDS (just before the next cards are dealt, Patricia & Alfonso tap dance!):
Forrest: 7 OF SPADES
Patricia: 9 OF HEARTS
Kevin: 6 OF DIAMONDS
1. What band got its first big break in 1978 after winning a talent show on St. Patrick's Day?
A: The Police
Kevin: U2- RIGHT (500)
CARD: 8 OF SPADES; PASSES TO FORREST (15)
2. If King Arthur wanted to know the distance around his roundtable, which would he calculate?
A: Its radius
B: Its diameter
C: Its circumference
Kevin: Its circumference- RIGHT AGAIN (TIED at 600)
CARD: 8 OF HEARTS, BUSTING FORREST
3. To spice up your honeymoon in a hotel room, Brides.com suggests greeting your husband wearing what?
Patricia: Lingerie- NO
Choices for Kevin:
A: His wedding tuxedo
B: Your wedding veil, heels & nothing else
C: Frilly-made outfit
Kevin: Wedding veil, heels & nothing else- RIGHT (700)
CARD: KING OF CLUBS; PASSES TO PATRICIA (19)
4. In 2008, teens screamed their lungs out for fictional Edward Cullen, the vampire hero of what series?
Kevin: Vampire...- NO WAY
Patricia: "Twilight"- CORRECT (100); CONTINUES
CARD: 4 OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PASSED TO KEVIN (10)
5. In the Bible, God refers to the promised land as the land of what?
B: Milk & Honey
Patricia: Milk & Honey- RIGHT AGAIN (200); GOES ON
CARD: 9 OF CLUBS; ROUND TIED AT 19 APIECE
6. A climbing vine with a purplish or white blossom shares its name with what residential street on "Desperate Housewives"?
Patricia: Wisteria Lane- RIGHT AGAIN (300); WILL SEE NEXT CARD
If this next card is anything but an Ace, Patricia has come all the way back to join Kevin in the Championship Round...
CARD: 4 OF CLUBS (800)
...yes! Despite winning the first round, Forrest is eliminated.
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:
Patricia: 6 OF HEARTS
Kevin: ACE OF HEARTS
1. Which of these initials would you most likely find printed on a designer label handbag?
Kevin: D&G- CORRECT
CARD: 7 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO PATRICIA (13)
2. "Visions of sugar plums dance around Clara's head" in what classic ballet?
Kevin: "The Nutcracker"- RIGHT AGAIN
If this next card is a 10 or face card, he's won everything (including the vaccum). If not, he can still win the game with a 9.
CARD: 4 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO PATRICIA (17)
3. If all you have in your liquor cabinet is vodka and kalua, what cocktail can you make?
A: A White Russian
B: A Black Russian
C: A Primal Scream
Patricia: White Russian- NO
Kevin: Black Russian- RIGHT AGAIN
If this card is higher than a 4, the game is his...
CARD: JACK OF DIAMONDS
...he's got it all ($1,000, the vaccum and two Power Chips)! Patricia, glad to see you on TV again.
HAND #1: 10 OF DIAMONDS
HAND #2: KING OF CLUBS
HAND #3: 2 OF DIAMONDS
1. JACK OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #3 (12)
2. ACE OF SPADES; HAND #2 CLEARED ($1,000)
3. JACK OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT (one left)
4. 6 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (18)
5. 6 OF DIAMONDS; CHANGES IT (none left)
6. 6 OF SPADES, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #1 (16)
He quits with an additional grand, giving him $2,599 in cash and stuff.
7. 8 OF CLUBS
Jeopardy!: Priscilla Ball really had a ball on her first day back. Let's see what happens tonight against:
James Holst (Ida Grove, IA)- Researcher
Louisa Kreider (Northfield Center, OH)- Research assistant
The first set of categories on this Friday:
THE NOVEL LIST (two novel titles are given on each clue; the novelist must be given)
"The New York Times: Arts & Leisure"
A PRIEST, AN ELEPHANT & EVEL KNIEVEL...
WALK INTO A "BAR"
THE BARTENDER SAYS...
WHAT IS THIS, SOME KIND OF JOKE?
After the first Triple Stumper of the night under the $600 Arts & Leisure clue (which he missed to go to -$200 in the hole), Holst finds the Daily Double under the $800 clue; Kreider has $200 and Ball hasn't gotten on the board just yet. He goes for $1,000 on this:
The Times headlined its 2007 review of this series' first episode "Smoking, Drinking, Cheating and Selling".
"What is Mad Men?"...that puts him at $800 on the good side. At the first break, he's got $2,200; Ball's a grand behind him and Kreider's now $800 in the red. Let's see the end-of-round scores...
...so far, this looks to be a tight battle between Ball and Holst.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,600
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $5,800
BORN IN 1909
WHAT THE '90s MOVIE TITLE MEANS
WHERE AM I? (Clue Crew clues)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WORDS
Holst wraps up Where Am I? with the first Daily Double of the round; he now leads with $9,400, with Ball $1,200 behind; Kreider's up to $3,600. His wager is five grand on this clue told by Jimmy:
I'm at this legendary South American site whose name means "Old Peak"; over there is "New Peak".
"What is Machu Picchu?"...RIGHT to jump to $14,400! Towards this round's end, Ball finds the other DD under the $2,000 Pledge of Alleigance Words clue; with $12,200, she trails Holst for the lead by $2,600. Kreider's still a factor for now with $6,800. The champ's wager is three grand. For an $800 lead:
The meaning of the Greek word atomos, which gives us "atom".
"What is one?"...NO. It was indivisible, so she's down to $9,200.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $8,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,000
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $10,800
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: Composers.
In 1912, midway through one of his works, he wrote, "I have penetrated the secret of the rhythm of Spring".
Louisa Kreider's the only one who looks very confident about this; her response was "Who was Stravinsky?"...indeed, she's right. Her wager was $6,792, taking her to $13,592. Ball...is also right to DOUBLE to $24,800! Holst is...
...also right and wins the title with $24,801! Ball leaves us for good with $47,200.
Conclusion of Martha Muller's game