Friday, April 17, 2009

4/17/2009 Results

TPIR: Episode 4715K begins with Denise White, Christina Turner, Donald Bahm and Aaron Mitchell. The first IUFB is a Michael C. Fina gold bracelet brought to us by Rachael.

Denise: $554
Christina: $2,500
Donald: $1,800
Aaron: $1,895

ARP: $2,195

Donald, who says his wife Esther plays this game like a pro back at home, hopes that she will be helpful enough to win One Wrong Price for stemware marked at a whopping $4,440 (Manuela), a home gym marked at $2,895 (Rachael) and a home theatre system marked at $2,999 (Lanisha). Like yours truly, Donald & Esther pick the stemware, although I'm not 100% sure...and it's still $4,440. The home gym actually cost $600 more ($3,495). Forced loss.

Today's fifth player is Benjamin Kennedy and the second IUFB is SCUBA gear (Manuela in a hot bikini).

Benjamin: $1,600
Aaron: $3,200
Denise: $1,300
Christina: $3,400

ARP: $2,330

After Benjamin hugs Drew by the knees, he'll play Stack the Deck (Rachael) for a Pontiac Vibe (Lanisha). Board:

3158096

If he wants to win today's playing, he'll need to do what Delores Clarke did in the last playing (during the CMA episode) that led to her victory- get all the groceries right and choose the last three digits for free. And beginning with this playing, director R. Brian DiPirro does a cool split screen of the contestant and each pair of items!

1. Hot Pockets Paninis and Pure Silk shave gel
PRICE: $3.19
PICK: Hot Pockets- YOU BET; CHOOSES THIRD DIGIT
($ _ _ , 3 _ _)


2. Gold Bond Foot Cream and Cover Girl face powder
PRICE: $6.29
PICK: Powder- CORRECT; CHOOSES FOURTH DIGIT ($ _ _ , 3 8 _)

3. Portable three-way beverage opener and 9 Lives cat food
PRICE: $7.59
PICK: Cat food- RIGHT AGAIN; CHOOSES LAST DIGIT
($ _ _ , 3 8 6)


He...wins the $19,386 car!! Thank goodness he didn't listen to his wife Alic (she thought it was $15,386); that's two Stack the Deck wins in a row!

Video Bonus: Tense Stack the Deck playing

Going to the orange spot of Contestant's Row next is Lara Zirwenski and the third IUFB is table tennis equipment (Lanisha & Rachael).

Lara: $1,236
Aaron: $550
Denise: $700
Christina: $1,100

ARP: $640

Aaron, who decides that he wants to lay down on every part of the stage, could win the right to lay down in a queen bed (Manuela) if he wins Pushover. Board:

862335342

Personally, I think it's a toss-up between the two $3K prices. He instead goes with $2,335...

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...his wife let him down- he pushed one block too many. The wives have not done well in the Pricing Games today (though Benjamin did manage to win Stack the Deck).

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Aaron ($640): WINS $1,000!
Donald ($2,195): Dime + 25 = $.35
Benjamin ($21,716): 70 + Nickel = $.75

(Note: There was an edit in this segment because Drew apparently forgets the Bonus Spin.)

Aaron then gets...just a quarter in the Bonus Spin.

Coming on down next is David White and the fourth IUFB is a Haier refrigerator/freezer (Manuela).

David: $895
Denise: $2,300
Christina: $2,000
Lara: $1,475

ARP: $1,599

Lara from Boston plays Clock Game for $1,000, a picnic table (Rachael) and an iMac computer system (Lanisha). The ARP of the table was $999. She starts with $525, then $595, $625, $800...$1,275...$1,125...$1,100...$1,095...$1,080...$1,075...$1,055, then
$1,011...$995...$997...then jumps to $1,000...goes even higher to $1,020...and goes one down from there, but she runs out of time before getting to $999. Not played too well. The women are 0-4 in the Pricing Games today (whether on stage or helping out their husbands).

Plugging the hot orange spot now is Zelene Hutchison and the next IUFB from the clam is power tools (Lanisha).

Zelene: $1,200
David: $550
Denise: $900
Christina: $800

ARP: $600

David, just the second player to escape from the green spot today (and a software engineer), plays One Away for a Ford F-150 (Manuela). For the first time since the early days of the Money Game, we see a zooming shot of a car at one of the big doors when a Pricing Game at the Giant Price Tag position is being played (we also see One Away being revealed from the Giant Price Tag for the second time in a row)! Starting price:

$ 3 3, 5 7 6

First guess:

$ 2 4 , 6 8 5

He...only gets two honks. His final guess:

$ 2 4 , 4 6 7

This playing was probably going to be lost, but he shouldn't have lost it this way. The ARP was $22,487.

Rich's here to then call on Honey Taylor and the final IUFB is Coach accessories (Lanisha & Manuela). Let's see who will be the final member (s) this week of the First Four Breakfast Club.

Honey: $795
Denise: $450
Christina: $1,000
Zelene: $1,001

ARP: $770, so Denise finally escapes!

TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Christina

Denise plays Pick a Number (Lanisha) for some nice outdoor furniture (Rachael). Board:

$ 8 _ 8 8

NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 3, 5 & 7

Too bad 8's not one of the choices. She goes with $8,788...that's too much. It was $8,588.

My lineup today:

1. One Wrong Price
2. Pushover
3. One Away
4. Clock Game
5. Stack the Deck
6. Pick a Number

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
David ($600): 30 + 85 = OVER
Denise ($770): $.85
Lara ($1,599): $.85

SPIN-OFF:
Denise: $.95
Lara: $.65

Denise goes to the Showcase, but thanks to the $1,000 Aaron won in the first Showcase Showdown, he gets the Top Winner spot in today's Showcase.

The first Showcase is for TV lovers. First, there's a Phenom Phone (Lanisha). Second, there's a lift console with a 42" Panasonic plasma HDTV (Rachael; as of the past few episodes, when a clip from the show is displayed on the TV, the opening light border is used!). Third, in the event you have to take a bath in order to miss a show, alleviate that problem with this new bathtub featuring a built-in TV (Lanisha). And finally, there's definitely a TV in this tailgating trailer (Rachael).

AARON PASSES TO DENISE; DENISE BIDS $14,117 ON TV SHOWCASE- GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR TV SHOWCASE: $50,000

For Aaron, it's the classic Around the World Showcase! After we see Lanisha offer some luggage, there are trips to Cancun, Spain and Hong Kong (Manuela).

AARON BIDS $17,000 ON AROUND THE WORLD SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR AROUND THE WORLD SHOWCASE: $19,910

DENISE'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $14,117
ARP: $23,096
DIFFERENCE: $8,979

AARON'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $17,000
ARP: $21,236
DIFFERENCE: $4,236- WIN

Aaron wins $22,876 in cash and prizes. This was one of those off days for the female players at The Bob Barker Studio.

Newlywed Game: Friday's couples to close out Week 2:

Ian & Sheila (married nine months)
Cleavon & Carmen (married seven months)
John & Mary Beth (married eight months)

Brad's Intro: "...who says that without a doubt the best day of her life was her wedding"

ROUND 1:

1. If your husband was to be brutally honest, which of the following reality shows do you think he would submit his last ex to be on- "What Not to Wear", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" or "The Bad Girls Club"?
2. Complete the following: "I will never let my husband go to ____, no matter how much he insists."
3. What's the most metrosexual thing about your husband?

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Sheila:
1. "The Bad Girls Club"
2. Navy
3. His hair

Carmen:
1. "The Bad Girls Club"
2. A strip club
3. Grooming products

Mary Beth:
1. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
2. Casino
3. He primps himself

TRIP AT STAKE: Antigua (St. James Club)

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Ian:
1. "The Bad Girls Club"- MATCH (5)
2. Strip club- NO MATCH
3. Looking at myself in the mirror- NO MATCH

Cleavon:
1. "The Bad Girls Club"- MATCH (5)
2. Strip club- MATCH (10)
3. Groom- MATCH (15)

John:
1. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"- MATCH (5)
2. Atlantic City- ACCEPTABLE (10)
3. My hair obsession- NOT ACCEPTABLE

ROUND 2:

1. How would your wife complete the following: "You act like a completely different person when you're hanging out with..." your family, your boss, or her friends?
2. When you two fight, which topic does your wife know is off limits?

eHarmony.com Dimension (Curiosity): If your neighbors were making whoopie in their bedroom and you could see it happening from your window, would you close the blinds, take a quick peek or camp out all night watching?

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Ian:
1. Her friends
2. Family
BONUS: Close the blinds

Cleavon:
1. My boss
2. Nothing
BONUS: A quick peek

John:
1. My boss
2. Taxes
BONUS: A quick peek

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Sheila:
1. His family- NO MATCH
2. My credit card bills- NO MATCH; OUT OF CONTENTION

Carmen:
1. His boss- MATCH (25)
2. Nothing- MATCH (35)

Mary Beth:
1. His boss- MATCH (20)
2. Taxes- MATCH (30)

20 POINT BONUS QUESTION RESPONSES:

Sheila: Take a quick peek- NO MATCH (they have the lowest score so far out of everybody)
Mary Beth: Take a quick peek- MATCH (50)
Carmen: Camp out all night- LOSE

Mary Beth & John survive the shootout against Cleavon & Carmen!

Consolation Prizes: Omaha Steaks gift certificate and Cuisinart blender

TODAY'S GOLDYWEDS (1966): Joe & Carol (Encino, CA)(married 43 years; they only got one question wrong on their initial appearance)

TODAY' S BONUS PRIZE: Sony Bravia HDTV

GOLDYWED ROUND QUESTIONS:

1. What's the westernmost U.S. state that you've ever been together?
2. Which of you lost your virginity at an earlier age?
3. Who's the most finanically-successful person between your two families?
4. In the past year, what TV show has your wife recorded more than any other?
5. How many guests attended your actual wedding day?

JOE:
1. California
2. Myself
3. Carmen
4. "American Idol"
5. 500

CAROL:
1. California- MATCH (1)
2. Joe- MATCH (3)
3. John- NO MATCH
4. NONE- NO MATCH
5. 500- MATCH (8)

JOHN:
1. California- MATCH
2. Mary Beth
3. Father
4. "House"
5. 143

MARY BETH:
1. California- MATCH (1)
2. Myself- MATCH (3)
3. His dad- MATCH (6)
4. MLB Playoffs- NO MATCH
5. 140- LOSE

Joe & Carol come back to win, 8-6.

WOF: Time to close out the latest edition of College Week. The first Toss-Up category on this Friday is Phrase:

S _ _ I N G

_ _ _ _ _

Nick is incorrect with SPRING BREAK.

S _ _ I N G

F E _ E R

Jessica then solves SPRING FEVER for $1,000.

$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: SB19231

The week's last three college players:

Jessica Matthews (Sterling Heights, MI)- Michigan State senior that hopes to one day be a high school Biology & Math teacher
Nick Normanden (Costa Mesa, CA)- Notre Dame sophomore studying Science Business; plays college water polo
Kassie Light (Wildomar, CA)- Baylor junior studying Music Education and hoping to be a music teacher; also participates in several different college music groups, as well as a music co-ed fraternity

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Show Biz:

C U _ _ / _ _ _ S _ I C

F I _ M

Nick solves CULT CLASSIC FILM for $2,000.

After a tour of Spain from Contiki Holidays worth $9,000 appears on the wheel, the Round 1 category is Before & After. Nick starts by calling a dud in S while on the Raleigh gift tag. Kassie then calls a pair of T's for a grand, then a $300 M for the Free Spin. After buying two A's and the E, she loses $800 to a Bankrupt, so she uses her Free Spin to call a pair of N's for $1,200. After a $400 L, she calls the R's for another $900 and we have...

_ A R T _

A N _ M A L

T R A _ N E R

...and she solves PARTY ANIMAL TRAINER for $2,500.

DUD: S (Nick)
BANKRUPT: Kassie

Campbell's Jackpot Round category is People. Kassie starts off with five T's for the MDW, then five S's for the Raleigh gift tag. But she then loses both items to a Bankrupt; that's her second one of the night. Jessica then calls seven R's for $6,300 and here's the board...

_ R _ T _ R _ _ T _

_ R _ T _ _ R S / &

S _ R _ R _ T _

S _ S T _ R S

...she solves FRATERNITY BROTHERS & SORORITY SISTERS to win that amount and go to $7,300.

BANKRUPT: Kassie
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $5,900

V8 Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Food & Drink. Jessica starts off this round by landing on the Mystery Wedge next to Lose a Turn and calls a T. Surprisingly, she takes $1,000 for it (good, because Bankrupt's back there). But she winds up later hitting a Bankrupt anyway to lose $950. Nick then calls a pair of C's for $600, a $400 H, buys the O, then calls a $400 L. But next comes Lose a Turn to possibly cost him $1,150 and the mystery trip. Kassie then calls the B's for $900, the R's for another $1,200 and we have...

B L A C _ / B E A _

A _ _ / C H E E S E

B _ R R _ T O

...and she solves BLACK BEAN AND CHEESE BURRITO for another $2,100 and a trip to the Marival Grand & Club Suites in Nuevo Vallarta, a new total of $10,800 in cash and trip.

LAT: Nick
BANKRUPT: Jessica

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: HY7591054

The week's last Toss-Up topic is Thing:

_ S S _ _

Q _ E _ _ _ _ N

Don't ask me why, but I do better on this than a multiple-choice one while in college; Nick solves ESSAY QUESTION to go to $5,000. Next category is College Life. Late in the round, after calling an $800 B, Nick spins Lose a Turn for the second time this episode to likely cost himself $1,200. Kassie then calls a $700 P...

S T U D Y - A B R O A D

P R O _ R A _

...she solves STUDY-ABROAD PROGRAM to add another $300 to that and go to $11,800.

DUDS: E (Nick), I (Jessica), N (Kassie)
LAT: Nick

Speed-Up Round category is Place and consonants are worth $1,700 apiece. After Jessica calls the I's...

L _ N _ I N G

S T R I _

...she solves LANDING STRIP for another $1,700 and a final second-place total of nine grand. Nick gets five and Kassie hangs on with $11,800.

$25,800 in cash and trip has been handed out so far tonight.

DUD: C (Jessica)

Big Money Round: Light spins the N in SPIN and the category is Things. Starting with:

_ _ _ E R _ S / &

_ _ _ E _ T _ _ E S

She calls P, M, G and A and gets...

A _ _ E R _ S / &

A _ _ E _ T _ _ E S

...either she just simply didn't call the right consonants or she has forgotten about them while in college- it was ADVERBS & ADJECTIVES and she is the second player this week to lose the Beetle. If Drew Magathan hadn't won the 100 grand last Tuesday, we would've gotten SKUNKED for the first time this year and had the lowest weekly total of the season by $160.

Next week, those of you who get these ValPak coupons have a chance to enter a sweepstakes every weekday; 20 lucky home viewers will each win $5,000. After that week, it's Sandals Resorts Week, with Vanna being shown in some bumpers from Jamaica.

Jeopardy!: Can Kevin Joyce break six figures, much less win his third straight game? Let's find out the answers to those questions as he faces:

Joe Pieper (Minneapolis)- Research engineer
Colette Windish (Mobile, AL)- French professor

Opening categories:

JOE THE PLUMBER
THE OFFICE GAMES
BIBLICAL NON-PROPHET (three names are listed and contestants must pick the dud)
JUST A "SEC"!
THE REPORT OF MY DEATH...
IT'S NOT SO

After the first Triple Stumper of the night under the $800 "SEC" clue (which he missed), Pieper finds the Daily Double under the $1,000 clue. He's $200 in the hole, while the other two are that much on the good side. He goes for face value ($1,000) with this clue:

To pursue with harassing treatment because of race, religion or beliefs.

He blanks out. It was persecute and he's now $1,200 in the red. When we go to commercial for the first time tonight, the champ leads with $2,400; Windish's just $600 behind him and Pieper's again at $1,200 in negative territory. At the end of the round...

Kevin: $5,400
Colette: $2,600
Joe: -$400

...the champ's barely in Lock Game Territory. The $1,000 clues in both Joe the Plumber and The Office Games go unrevealed.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $200
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $5,000

DJ! Categories:

JOE THE SENATOR
GRAMMY-WINNING COMEDY ALBUMS
BORROWED BOOK TITLES
AMERICANA
FAMOUS PAIRS
ONE LETTER CHANGES THE VOWEL SOUND (two words must be given in each correct response, with one word having a different letter/vowel sound than the other)

Early on, Joyce's lead jumps dramastically. He gets the first DD of this round under the $1,200 Americana clue with $13,400; Windish's now at $2,400 and Pieper has $1,200. His wager is...$6,400. Here is the clue for a possible new total of $19,800:

"Enter a Higher State" is a tourism slogan for this state.

"What is Colorado?"...IS RIGHT to go to $19,800! Later, he SWEEPS the Grammy-Winning Comedy Albums category to go to $29,400!! The other DD is found by Windish under the $1,200 Borrowed Book Titles clue with $3,800; the champ's dropped just a bit to 29 grand and Pieper has made no progress since the first DD of this round. She makes it a True Daily Double just for the heck of it:

This title of John Grisham's first novel is from a passage in Ecclesiastes.

She doesn't get "A Time to Kill", so she drops to zilch...and she does a little worse from there, so she's out of here with $1,000.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,000
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $3,600

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Kevin: $36,600 (major lock game!!!)
Colette: -$800
Joe: $3,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Kevin: $31,400
Colette: $3,000
Joe: $4,200

It is possible that Kevin Joyce could post the second-highest one-day score in "Jeopardy!" history (currently, that spot belongs to Ken Jennings with $55,099). No matter what happens tonight, Jennings' one-day mark of $75K will stand.

FJ! CATEGORY: Broadway History.

On October 30, 2008, Playbill changed its logo color to green for a special edition marking this show's 5th Anniversary on Broadway.

Joe Pieper's response was "What is Wicked?"...correct to add another $300 for a final second-place total of $3,500. As for Mr. Joyce...












...HE SAID "Rent" INSTEAD. Darn. Did he miss out on the chance to post the show's second highest one-day total??...















...no, he only risked $1,600. But he still wins 35 grand tonight and now has a three-day total of $111,299!!

Catch 21: The week concludes with:

Catherine Fizzini (originally from Santa Rosa, CA)- Wants to buy a house
Troy Edwards (originally from Baltimore)- Model talent agent
Edward Sanchez (originally from South Texas)

ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:

Catherine: 7 OF HEARTS
Troy: ACE OF HEARTS
Edward: 5 OF DIAMONDS

Edward gets both of the first two questions correct and here's what we have now:

Catherine: (7H)(KC) = 17
Troy: ACE OF HEARTS
Edward: (5D)(KH) = 15 (200)

3. On what famous Memphis street is Elvis Presley's home Graceland located?

A: King Avenue
B: Elvis Presley Blvd.
C: Hunka Hunka Burnin' Lane

Catherine: Elvis Presley Blvd.- CORRECT (100); GOES ON

CARD: ACE OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT AND FREEZES AT 18

4. According to a psychologist's study, men are likely to spend more on a date if a woman wears what colored dress?

A: Red
B: White
C: Black

Edward: Red- RIGHT (300)

CARD: 7 OF SPADES, WHICH IS PASSED TO TROY (8 or 18)

5. Founded in 1912, what was the original name of the Girl Scouts of USA?

A: Campfire Girls
B: Girl Guides
C: Cookie Monsters

Troy: Campfire Girls- NO
Edward: Girl Guides- YOU BET (400)

CARD: 2 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (17)

6. In the movie "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial", what is the last line spoken by E.T.?

A: "Phone home"
B: "I'll be right here"
C: "I'll miss you"

Edward: "I'll be right here"- YES INDEED (500)

CARD: 3 OF DIAMONDS; FREEZES AT 20

Troy:
7. JACK OF CLUBS (18)
8. 8 OF DIAMONDS- EDWARD WINS (1,000)

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

Catherine: 4 OF DIAMONDS
Troy: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
Edward: ACE OF DIAMONDS

Edward gets the first question right to pass a 4 of Hearts to Troy. Catherine then gets the second one to pass to Troy a Queen of Hearts, so with no points to his name, Troy's eliminated from the game. After the next question, here are the hands now:

Catherine: (4D)(QC) = 14
Edward: ACE OF DIAMONDS

4. Which celebrity has married the most times?

A: Geena Davis
B: Elizabeth Taylor
C: Billy Bob Thornton

Catherine: Elizabeth Taylor- CORRECT

A 10 or face card will end this round in Edward's favor (and maybe even give him the Oreck Halo) as well...

CARD: 10 OF CLUBS

...she decides to bust herself, preventing Edward from winning the vacuum right now.

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Catherine: JACK OF SPADES
Edward: 8 OF SPADES

1. What anti-hoarding guru and oberconsultant wrote the self-help book "Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat"?

A: Peter Walsh
B: Dr. Phil McGraw
C: Rick Warren

Catherine: Dr. Phil- NO
Edward: Peter Walsh- RIGHT

CARD: 10 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT AND FREEZES AT 18 (he's unsure)

If this next card is a 9, 10 or a face card, Edward's just thrown away the game to Catherine...

CARD: 6 OF DIAMONDS (16)

...no, so we keep on going.

Catherine:
3. 9 OF HEARTS- EDWARD WINS!

For the fourth time this week (and the sixth time out of ten episodes this season), a champion has all four Power Chips in play when going for the big money! This is also the second straight day that nobody won the vacuum.

TRIPLE BLACKJACK:

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: 2 OF DIAMONDS
HAND #2: 7 OF CLUBS
HAND #3: ACE OF DIAMONDS

1. 9 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #1 (11)

2. JACK OF SPADES; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1,000)

3. 8 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (three left)

4. 4 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (11)

5. 4 OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (two left)

6. QUEEN OF HEARTS; HAND #2 CLEARED ($5,000)

Is he the season's first $25,000 winner?...












7. 9 OF CLUBS (one Power Chip left)
8. 2 OF HEARTS (no Power Chips left)
9. 3 OF DIAMONDS (4 or 14)
10. KING OF HEARTS (14); STOPS

...NO, THAT OTHER FACE CARD CAME A TURN TOO LATE. Darn. But he still leaves with $6,000.

11. 5 OF SPADES
12. 10 OF DIAMONDS

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Jen Glomski's game
Start of Fred Ebert's game

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