TPIR: Today's opening contestants are Kimberly Vasilakis, Joseph Corella, Laura Castellanos and Gina Finch. The first IUFB is a motorscooter (Rachael).
Kimberly: $6,000 (STAGE WILLY)
Joseph: $8,000 (STAGE WILLY)
Gina from SDSU plays Super Squeeze Play for a Ford Focus SE (Std., AT, ALB/VSC, Prot, Mats)(Lanisha). Board:
She removes the 9, which is definitely wrong. It was $19,435.
Next comes Rita Johnson and the second IUFB is a Christian Dior beauty collection.
Laura's playing Plinko (as of its last playing, the new Plinko graphic's debuted), with today's SPs modeled by Lanisha.
1. Toiletry bag
IS NOT: $27
PICK: 2- $17
IS NOT: $29
PICK: 9- $25
3. Soy milk maker
IS NOT: $57
PICK: 5- $97
4. White piggy bank
IS NOT: $46
PICK: 6- $36
The extra Plinko Chip is brought to her by Rachael.
1. $500 (Right)
2. DUD (Left)
Well, that extra Plinko chip that she worked so hard to earn didn't matter.
Trying to do better next is Craig Wagner, Jr. and the third IUFB from the clam is crystal stemware (Lanisha).
Kimberly plays Make Your Move for a personal hand cart (Rachael), a Croton men's watch (Rachael) and a trip to Yellowstone (Amber). Board:
She...is a winner!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Laura ($2,183): $.80
Gina ($2,499): 40 + $1 = OVER
Kimberly ($8,606): $.80
Kimberly's in the Showcase!
Rich now calls on Tamara Campbell from Alaska and the next IUFB, appearing after a dollar sign card rises, is a home theater sound system (Rachael).
Joseph completes the First Four Sweep and this member of a "Grease" touring company will play Bullseye for a Broyhill dining room (Amber) worth $5,993. Products today are Hot Pockets Value Pack, NesQuik, Tarn-X, Campbell's Soup and a small bag of Jelly Belly jelly beans.
1. 2 Hot Pockets: $5.25 X 2 = SLAM DUNK! ($10.50)
Coming on down next is Rodrick Covington and the next IUFB, coming from another dollar sign prop that splits open this time, is a glass door refrigerator (Amber).
Tamara plays Race Game for a 65" DLP TV (Rachael), cookware (Lanisha), a home gym (Lanisha & Amber) and a diamond pendant (Amber). The prices:
ALL WRONG- :33 LEFT
TWO RIGHT- :13 LEFT
She only wins the TV at first, but because of a little problem with the buzzer towards the end, the pendant is given to her as well. Correct prices for the rest:
Rich then appears to call on the day's final player, Louise Sabrsula, and the final IUFB is a camcorder brought to us by Lanisha.
Craig plays That's Too Much for a Pontiac G6 (Rachael).
5. $24,120- THAT'S WAY TOO MUCH
ARP: $20,295, so we're in danger of a Car Game Shutout tomorrow.
My lineup today:
1. Make Your Move
3. Squeeze Play
5. Race Game
6. That's Too Much
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Craig ($2,000): $.85
Tamara ($6,447): 15 + 75 = $.90
Joseph ($6,842): Quarter + 15 = $.40
Tamara gets the Runner-Up spot in today's Showcase.
The first Showcase has an aquarium and a $500 bonus (Lanisha), an Apple computer system (Lanisha), some Sea-Doo sea scooters (Lanisha) and a trip to Hawaii (Amber at the audience screen).
KIMBERLY PASSES TO TAMARA; TAMARA BIDS $17,500 ON FISH SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR FISH SHOWCASE: $27,500 (because of that aquarium)
And now, for the NCAA Final Four Showcase presented by Jim Nantz from the University of Connecticut. At stake are some college basketball jerseys and official NCAA Final Four basketballs (Lanisha & Rachael), a trip to the entire NCAA Final Four courtesy of PrimeSport and a Ford Mustang (Std., AT, Remote, Mats, Net)(All).
KIMBERLY BIDS $27,000 ON FINAL FOUR SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR FINAL FOUR SHOWCASE: $28,500
DIFFERENCE: $584- WIN
If Tamara had bid 18 grand on her Showcase instead, she would've been a Double Showcase Winner. As a result, she'll have to settle for $24,531 in cash and prizes.
DOND: Yesterday, Manjit Bach set a new record on this show, but not a good one- for the worst deal ever made- she sold her $500,000 case for only $30,999. Let's see if #6 Ken Kodek (who is a former Marine and now a father of four, with triplets in his family) can do much better today. Today's bonus prize is patio furniture/accessories.
1. #18 (Zohra)- $1,000
2. #3 (Kenneth)- BUCK
3. #13 (Vonda)- $200
4. #8 (Shannon)- $100,000
5. #10 (Tiffany)- $400
OPENING OFFER: FOUR BUCKS- NO DEAL
1. #9 (Kelli)- $250,000
2. #1 (Meghann)- $2,500
3. #16 (Christina)- $500
4. #21 (Armanda)- VISINE
5. #20 (Jeffery)- $75,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
SECOND OFFER: $9,000- NO DEAL
1. #4 (Lauren)- $10
2. #7 (Latoya)- PENNY
3. #11 (Nolen)- $10,000
4. #22 (Sheri)- $25,000 (STRIKE ONE)
THIRD OFFER: $17,000- NO DEAL
1. #12 (Linda)- $25
2. #17 (Ryan)- $300
FOURTH OFFER: $37,000- NO DEAL
1. #5 (Meg)- $50
2. #15 (Amy)- $5
FIFTH OFFER: $63,000- NO DEAL
19th PICK: #14 (Susan)- $50,000 (STRIKE TWO; NO SAFETY NET LEFT)
SIXTH OFFER: $85,000- DEAL
20th PICK: #2 (Kara)- PERFECT DEAL!! ($500,000)
His case only had five grand.
WOF: The first Toss-Up category is Around the House:
R E U _ _ _ L _
_ _ _ P P _ N G | _ _ G
Anita solves REUSABLE SHOPPING BAG for $1,000.
$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: DL02122
Thursday's players are:
Anita Soward (Carlton, MI)- Senior at Wayne State University studying nursing; aspiring pediatrician
Jason Toon (Honolulu)- IT manager for a telecommunications company; also loves to do water sports and cooking food for dogs
Nichole Patterson (L.A.)- Classical dance teacher and owner of a dance company
$2,000 Toss-Up category is People:
F _ T U _ _
G E N E _ _ _ I O _ S
Jason solves FUTURE GENERATIONS for $2,000.
Round 1 is tonight's Prize Puzzle Round and the category is Place. Out on the wheel now is a trip to the Cotton Tree Lodge in Belize from Bed and Breakfast.com worth $6,100. After purchasing all the vowels, Jason calls the D for the trip with $2,850 already in his bank at this point. After a $300 S, he hits Bankrupt to lose everything. Nichole then calls a $600 F but then a dud of F. Anita then spins the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge. Jason then calls a $500 L and we have...
T H E | O T H E R
S I D E | O F | T H E
_ L O _ E
...and he solves THE OTHER SIDE OF THE GLOBE to add that amount to his total plus a trip to Beijing at the China World Hotel, a new total of $12,100 in cash and trip.
DUDS: N (Nichole)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Jason, Anita)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: TG05008
Centrum Cardio sponsors tonight's Jackpot Round; category is Before & After. Nichole immediately gets the MDW with a T call, but her N call is a dud for the second round in a row. Anita then calls another dud with M. Jason then calls three R's for $1,350, a $500 S and then buys three A's, but he then spins his second Bankrupt of the night to lose $1,600. Nichole then calls three H's for $10,500 and we have...
A | _ R _ A T H
_ _ | _ R _ S H
A _ R
H _ _ _ _ _
...but she then duds out with the P. Anita next spins Lose a Turn. Back to Jason, he calls the F's for $600 and buys the O's, but then spins his third Bankrupt of the evening to lose $350 this time out. Nichole then calls a $900 B and calls the remainder of the vowels in this puzzle (the E's and the I), but then spins Lose a Turn to possibly let her MDW and $10,900 go to waste. Anita then calls a $600 K and here's the board now:
A | B R E A T H
O F | F R E S H
A I R
H O _ K E _
She then solves A BREATH OF FRESH AIR HOCKEY to double up to $2,000.
DUDS: M (Anita), N (Nichole), P (Nichole)
LOTs: 2 (Anita, Nichole)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Jason)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $13,800
Mystery Round category is Landmark; this is being brought to you by Alavert. Anita starts with her second Bankrupt of the night. After putting up two S's, Jason calls three T's for the Wild Card. After he calls the N's, we have...
_ _ _ _ _ _ S T _ N _
N A T _ _ N A _
_ A R _ ' S
_ _ _ | _ A _ T _ _ _ _
...he next calls the L's for another $1,750 and buys the O's...
_ _ L L O _ S T O N _
N A T _ O N A L
_ A R _ ' S
O L _ | _ A _ T _ _ _ L
...and he solves YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK'S OLD FAITHFUL for another $3,900 and 16 grand total.
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Anita)
$3,000 Toss-Up category is Living Thing:
H O _ _ _ _ _ _ E
C R A _
Anita moves to $5,000 with HORSESHOE CRAB as we go into the Speed-Up Round category of Thing. Consonants are worth...$6,000 each! After Jason calls the S's, we have...
G R _ S S - R _ _ _ S
_ _ _ _ _ _ N _
...for 30 grand and a new season-high maingame total of 46 large, he says GRASS-ROOTS CAMPAIGN...NO. Nichole then calls two T's but she blanks. Anita calls a dud in L. Jason then calls three O's but he blanks as well. Nichole then calls two M's...
G R _ S S - R O O T S
M O _ _ M _ N T
...for $30K, she guesses GRASS-ROOTS MONUMENT...NO. Anita duds out again with J. Jason calls an A and blanks again. Nichole then calls a dud in B. Anita then calls a V...
G R A S S - R O O T S
M O V _ M _ N T
...she solves GRASS-ROOTS MOVEMENT for $12K and the match by a thousand with $17K! Jason leaves with $16K in cash and trip and a worthless Wild Card and Nichole gets the $1,000 consolation.
$34K in cash and trip has been given away tonight so far.
DUDS: B (Nichole), D (Anita), J (Anita), L (Anita)
Big Money Round: Anita spins the W and the category is Thing. Starting with:
_ _ N _ S _ _ R
E _ _ _ _ _ T
She calls G, M, B and A and gets...
_ _ N _ S A _ R
E _ _ _ B _ T
...she won't be going to a DINOSAUR EXHIBIT with another $25,000.
Jeopardy!: Our current champion now is Daniel Stauss (a federal claims examiner from Seattle), with a nice $25,500 after his first win. He'll try to repeat against these people:
Brian Boone (Ashland, OR)- Writer/editor
Diane Wilshere (Onassis, VA)- Actor/playwright
The night's first six categories:
THE PLAY'S THE THING
RECORD OF THE YEAR GRAMMYS (the artist must be IDed in each correct response)
THE "END" ZONE
At the first break, Boone leads with five grand, while the champ has $3,200 and the Virginian's $400 in the hole. Towards the end of the round, Boone finds the Daily Double under the $1,000 "End" clue with $7,800; Stauss has $4,400 and Wilshere's $600 on the good side. His wager is $2,400.
This 7-letter word means to presage or forebode.
"What is to entertain?"...that's too many letters. It was portend, so he only has a $1,000 lead now at $5,400. At the end of the round, he gains a grand back while Stauss' gained $1,000; Wilshere stays at $600.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: NONE
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $800
AMERICAN NO MORE
BEFORE HE WAS PRESIDENT...
WHAT "R" WE?
Early on, Wilshere's going Daily Double Hunting. In the meantime, she gets everything but the $400 clue in "The Tudors" to really get into this game. Shortly thereafter, she takes the lead after getting the $2,000 Movie Tagline that both guys missed. Later, Boone finds the round's first DD under the $1,200 Before He Was President clue with $5,600. He's in last place right now; he trails the champ for second by $1,000, while Wilshere leads with $9,000. His wager this time is $4,000. To regain the lead:
He was Ben Franklin's successor as minister to France.
"Who is James Monroe?"...NO. It was Thomas Jefferson, so after starting strong, he's really in trouble with $1,600. Shortly thereafter, he's briefly $400 in the hole. Near the end of the round, he finds the other DD under the $1,200 Asian Geography clue with just $800. He bets half of it on this:
This region in the northeast, also called Tungpei, or "The Northeast", is a "candidate" for having China's best forests.
"What is Manchuria?"...is right to go to $1,200. The $1,600 & $2,000 clues in that category to end the round both prove to be Triple Stumpers.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $7,200
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $12,000
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY (take this down if you want to enter the sweepstakes): TV Characters.
She was born on February 22, 10,000 B.C. weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces.
(This was easy.)
Response: "Who is Pebbles Flintstone?"
Wager: ALL IN
Final score: $2,400
The champ...also doubles up to $18,800...but the Virginia lady is also right to win with $18,801! Stauss leaves with $27,500.
Conclusion of Ben Franklin's (!) game