Friday, April 24, 2009

4/24/2009 Results

DOND: The week concludes with #7 Jemie Sekou from Southern California (originally from Huntington, WV; she has been supporting her husband through medical school). She swaps out for J.C.'s #20.

ROUND 1:
1. #11 (Tricia)- $10,000
2. #2 (Regina)- $100,000
3. #12 (Dewayne)- $7,500
4. #1 (Lori)- $1,000
5. #19 (Jason)- $500,000

OPENING OFFER: $7,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #3 (Michael)- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED ALREADY)
2. #6 (Roxanne)- $500
3. #16 (George)- $50
4. #13 (Kevan)- $100
5. #21 (Louise)- $200

SECOND OFFER: $13,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #18 (Cynthia)- $10
2. #5 (Brandon)- $25,000 (STRIKE ONE)
3. #15 (Soly)- $400
4. #7 (J.C.)- BUCK

THIRD OFFER: $19,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #8 (Pauline)- PENNY
2. #17 (Doug)- $250,000 (STRIKE TWO; LIMITED SAFETY NET LEFT)

FOURTH OFFER: $8,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #14 (Alison)- $300
2. #9 (Tasha)- $5

FIFTH OFFER: $15,000- DEAL

19th PICK: #10 (Megan)- $25
OFFER: $30,000

20th PICK: #4 (Desiree)- $2,500
FINAL OFFER: $42,000

Had she gone all the way...she would've been $75,000 richer.

Newlywed Game:

The couples on this Friday:

Chris & Liz (married four months)
Dan & Amy (married a year and five months)
Tosin & Tonya (married a year)

Brad's Intro: "...who says nothing in life is more comforting than her marriage"

ROUND 1:

1. Which of the following was the last form of adult entertainment your husband enjoyed- online viewing, magazine perusing, strip joint attending or nothing (I'm his only form of adult entertainment)?
2. How long does it typically take your husband to get ready to go out- five minutes, 15 minutes or an hour?
3. If aliens came down from outer space and said "Take me to the leader of your household", which one of you would do the talking?

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Liz:
1. Strip joint attending
2. 15 minutes
3. Myself

Amy:
1. Strip joint attending
2. An hour
3. Dan

Tonya:
1. Nothing
2. Five minutes
3. Myself

TRIP AT STAKE: Hollywood, FL (The Westin Diplomat)

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Chris:
1. Nothing- NO MATCH
2. 15 minutes- MATCH (5)
3. Liz- MATCH (10)

Dan:
1. Strip joint attending- MATCH (5)
2. 15 minutes- NO MATCH
3. Myself- MATCH (10)

Tosin:
1. Online viewing- NO MATCH
2. 15 minutes- NO MATCH
3. Myself- NO MATCH

ROUND 2:

1. Which of the following does your savings account resemble these days- a mountain, a molehill or a quicksand?
2. If you and your wife had an argument and she kicked you out of the house for the night, where would you sleep?

eHarmony.com Dimension (Curiosity): How would you describe your wife's skills in investigating your previous relationships- scientific & "CSI"-like, harmless & cute like "Dora the Explorer" or bumbling like "Ace Ventura"?

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Chris:
1. Quicksand
2. Live in my NJ house
BONUS: "CSI"

Dan:
1. Mountain
2. John's house
BONUS: "Dora the Explorer"

Tosin:
1. Mountain
2. In my car
BONUS: "CSI"

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Liz:
1. Mountain- NO MATCH
2. His shorehouse- ACCEPTABLE (20)

Amy:
1. Molehill- NO MATCH
2. John's house- MATCH (20)

Tonya:
1. Quicksand- NO MATCH
2. His parents' house- STILL NO MATCH

20 POINT BONUS QUESTION RESPONSES:

Tonya: "Dora the Explorer"- SKUNKED!
Amy: "CSI"- MATCH (40)
Liz: "Dora the Explorer"- MATCH (TIED at 40)

I'm not sure how many times a couple getting shut out has happened on the prior versions of this show.

TIEBREAKER PREDICTIONS:

Chris: 30
Dan: 35

Dan & Amy have won the game on this dubious episode!

Consolation Prizes: NuWave oven and Cuisinart griddler

TODAY'S GOLDYWEDS (1967): Tom & Glynene (West Hills, CA; married for 42 years)(on their initial appearance, Glennine thought the item Tom lost most often in his life was his lint roller on the 25 point bonus question, causing them to lose the game and have to settle for a vacuum and men's shirts!)

TODAY'S BONUS PRIZE: Pulaski dining room

GOLDYWED ROUND QUESTIONS:

1. Has your wife ever fallen asleep during love-making?
2. What household chore does your wife hate the most?
3. Who carved the turkey at your last Thanksgiving?
4. What's the one thing your wife can never have too many of?
5. Where would your wife rather stay while on vacation- a romantic bed & breakfast or a swanky hotel?

TOM:
1. No
2. Vacuuming
3. Myself
4. Jewelry
5. Hotel

GLYNENE:
1. No- MATCH (1)
2. Vacuuming- MATCH (3)
3. Tom- MATCH (6)
4. Sweets- NO MATCH
5. B & B- NO MATCH

DAN:
1. No
2. Cooking
3. Her mom
4. Sweets
5. B & B

AMY:
1. No way- MATCH (1)
2. Cleaning the bathroom- NO MATCH
3. Her mom- MATCH (4)
4. Lip gloss- NO MATCH
5. B & B- WIN (9)

Dan & Amy come back to win, 9-6!

WOF: As I said yesterday, tonight's episode takes place on the Going Green set (thus, the Honda Civic Hybrid is back in play tonight); why they didn't air this episode on Earth Day is beyond me. The first Toss-Up category on this Friday is Phrase:

_ P | _ O

S P _ _ _

Luigi's UP TO SPEED for $1,000.

$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: PD06140

Friday's panel:

Luigi Picarazzi (L.A.; originally from Montreal)- Senior Web producer; has also started a mentoring program
Sophie Melekos (Boise)- Local theater company performer and jewelry maker
Nancy Dodson (Bothell, WA)- Teacher/librarian for 20 years

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Fun & Games:

P L _ _ _ _ G

_ I N _ _ L _

Nancy remembers PLAYING PINOCHLE, but that's incorrect (since that second word's a letter too many). Luigi then wins another two grand with PLAYING PINBALL.

Round 1 category is Rhyme Time and out on the wheel now is a trip to the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas in Hawaii from Funjet Vacations worth $6,050. Luigi instantly calls a dud in T. A little later, Nancy calls a $300 Y for the Free Spin. She later uses it after calling a dud in C and then buys a pair of O's to finish off the round's vowels. Next comes a $600 M, two L's for another grand, and we have...

A _ R I L

S _ O _ E R S

_ R I N _ | M A Y

_ L O _ E R S

...she solves APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS for $3,150 and the early lead by $150.

DUDS: C (Nancy), T (Luigi)
DQ: Sophie (repeated the T)

Campbell's Jackpot Round category is Same Name. Sophie cleans out the round's vowels early on (two A's, three E's and two I's), and the Jackpot's now at $10,600. Next, she calls a $400 G but then spins Bankrupt to lose $6,550. Nancy next calls a pair of C's for $800, a $400 H, a $300 W, but then spins Lose a Turn. Luigi then calls two L's for $1,100, the F for another $600 and the board reads...

W R E S T L I N G | &

F I R E _ L A C E

_ A T C H

...and he solves WRESTLING & FIREPLACE MATCH for another $1,700 and $4,700 total, giving him the slight lead back.

LAT: Nancy
BANKRUPT: Sophie
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $13,250

V8 Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Places. Early on, Nancy loses $1,650 to a Bankrupt. A little later, Luigi calls two L's for the trip. After buying four I's, he calls a pair of G's for $600, a $400 V and buys the A. Next, he calls a $600 C and the H for the Wild Card, but then spins Lose a Turn to possibly leave the trip and $1,850 on the table. Sophie then calls a $3,500 P and now the board...

P I C T _ R E S _ _ E

_ I S H I N G

V I L L A G E S

...and she solves PICTURESQUE FISHING VILLAGES for that amount plus a Canadian Tour from Caravan.com worth $5,080, a new total of $8,580 in cash and trip.

LAT: Luigi
BANKRUPT: Nancy

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: DM2647577

$3,000 Toss-Up category is On the Map:

_ _ _ S A

O K _ _ _ _ _ A

Nancy solves TULSA OKLAHOMA to go to $6,150. Speed-Up Round category is Song Title and consonants are worth $6,000 each! Definitely anybody's game now. After Luigi calls the D...

L _ _ _ S | L _ _ _

_ _ | M _ D _ | _ T

...Momma Mia- he solves LOOKS LIKE WE MADE IT for $12,000 and the championship with $16,700! Sophie leaves with $8,580 in cash and trip and Nancy goes home with $6,150.

So far, $31,430 in cash and trip has been given away tonight.

PERFECT ROUND

Big Money Round: Not only is this the last chance for you ValPak subscribers to win in the bonus round sweepstakes, it's also the last chance to produce an endgame winner. If Luigi's unsuccessful, we will have our first BONUS ROUND SHUTOUT this year. He spins the single star and the category is Phrase. Starting with:

_ _ R R _

_ _ _ _

It's HURRY _____. He first calls Y, P, D and A, then makes his Wild Card Pick H...

H _ R R Y

_ A _ _

...will he HURRY BACK to the bonus round vault anytime soon?...











...NO- HE ONLY GOT THE FIRST WORD, SO WE'VE BEEN SKUNKED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2009. And we've tied our longest bonus round losing streak of the season (eight shows). He was probably one C away from getting it. Did $100,000 play a part in the shutout?...












...no, he is actually the second contestant this week to miss out on $30,000. Well, look on the bright side- the biggest prize landed on in the bonus round this week was just $30K, so if we're going to have a BR Shutout, at least not have any luck with the Bonus Wheel all week long like this week. In any event, let's hope we have much better luck on Sandals Resorts Vacations Sweepstakes Week next week.

(The week after that will be another one of our favorites, Wheel Around the World Week. Oh, and there was also a CAR GAME SHUTOUT on "The Price is Right" this week for the second time this season.)

Catch 21: Let's meet Friday's panel:

Ryan Simonsen (originally from San Francisco)- Surfer
Arlene Zorn (L.A.)- Makeup artist
Haywood Wilkerson (L.A.)- Celebrity hairstylist

ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:

Ryan: 9 OF DIAMONDS
Arlene: ACE OF SPADES
Haywood: 10 OF SPADES

After everyone gets a question right on the first three turns, Ryan gets the second one to take the lead with 200 points. After Ryan answers correctly once again to go to 300, here are the hands now:

Ryan: (9D)(4H)(AD) = 14 (300)
Arlene: (AS)(2S)(4C)(9H) = 16 (100)
Haywood: 10 OF SPADES (100)

6. Visiting the dentist can be a gas if you're given nitro-ox...?

Ryan: Laughing gas- RIGHT AGAIN (400)

CARD: 3 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO HAYWOOD (13)

7. Which actress shares her name with William Shakespeare's wife?

A: Gwyneth Paltrow
B: Anne Hathaway
C: Helen Mirren

Haywood: Anne Hathaway- YES INDEED (200)

CARD: 9 OF SPADES; BUSTS ARLENE

8. From Michelle Obama to Brooke Shields, which Ivy League school boasts a broad range of famous alumni?

Ryan: Brown University- OOPS

Choices for Haywood:

A: Brown
B: Dartmouth
C: Princeton

Haywood: Princeton- CORRECT (300)

If this next card is an 8 or higher, Haywood has won the first round.

CARD: KING OF CLUBS- WIN (800)

ROUND 2 OPENING CARDS:

Ryan: 6 OF SPADES
Arlene: 10 OF DIAMONDS
Haywood: 4 OF DIAMONDS

Ryan's right about the first question to pass to Haywood a Jack of Spades, but Haywood then takes the second question to keep a 6 of Clubs and freeze at 20. Ryan then gets the third and fourth questions right to pass to Arlene a 2 and an 8, both in Hearts, to give her a 20; Ryan now has 700 points to Arlene's 100.

5. Every year, the Chicago River is dyed green in honor of what celebration?

Ryan: St. Patrick's Day- YOU BET (800)

This next card must be an Ace or it's all over for Arlene.

CARD: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS; ARLENE ELIMINATED

RYAN:
6. 8 OF SPADES (14)
7. KING OF SPADES- HAYWOOD WINS ANOTHER ROUND

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Ryan: 6 OF DIAMONDS
Haywood: KING OF HEARTS

Two questions later, here's what we have now:

Ryan: (6D)(9C) = 15
Haywood: (KH)(7D) = 17

3. A young girl possessed by the Devil levitates beds and turns heads in what terrifying...?

Ryan: "The Exorcist"- CORRECT

He needs a 4 or higher to win...

CARD: 7 OF HEARTS

...got it!

TRIPLE BLACKJACK: Just the second time this season a champion has the minimum two Power Chips to work with in the endgame. But let me remind you that Shanna Lambert only needed to use one Power Chip to win the big money two days ago, while all three $25K winners from last season also took two Power Chips to the endgame. Let's see what happens this time out.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: 2 OF HEARTS
HAND #2: 5 OF CLUBS
HAND #3: ACE OF SPADES

1. 7 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (12)

2. 3 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (5)

3. KING OF SPADES; HAND #3 CLEARED ($1,000)

4. 8 OF DIAMONDS; CHANGES IT (one left)

5. 10 OF SPADES; CHANGES THAT ALSO

6. QUEEN OF SPADES, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #1 (15)

He stops with $2,000...

7. 6 OF CLUBS
8. JACK OF SPADES

...but he didn't make a good deal, missing out on tripling his winnings. If he had one more Power Chip, he would've gotten the extra $5K.

Jeopardy!: Every day this week, a female has won (including the one who beat Kevin Joyce on Monday, include Stefanie Tomko, who went on to become a two-day champion with a final total of $43,400). The current female champ is Liz Murphy (a foreign service officer originally from Scranton, PA) with $24,401. Her challengers tonight:

Peter Latouf (Utica, MI)- State fair coordinator
Evelyn Chester (Washington, D.C.)- Park ranger

Opening categories:

FICTION
SOUNDS LIKE A SNEEZE
THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST 100 DAYS
PADDLE
FASTER
I HEAR BANJOS

Murphy gets the night's first two clues in Fiction for a $600 beginning before finding the Daily Double under the $600 clue. For another $1,000, here's the clue:

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala subtitled her "East Into Upper East" "Plain Tales From New York and" this world capital.

"What is New Delhi?"...$1,600! At the first commercial break, she's up to $5,600 while the others have $800 apiece. Does she extend her lead after this round?...

Liz: $7,400
Evelyn: $2,800
Peter: $2,800

...well, not quite.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,200
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $4,400

DJ! Categories:

LANDS DOWN UNDER
AFI'S TOP 100 MOVIE QUOTES
THAT'S MY KID! (the dad must be IDed in each correct response)
THE NUMBER 7
8-LETTER WORDS
"National Geographic Channel: Waking the Baby Mammoth"

After taking the $1,600 Lands Down Under clue to go to $4,400, Chester finds the round's first DD under the $2,000 clue; the champ now has nine grand while Latouf hasn't made any progress so far this round. Her wager is three grand on this:

Mexico's southern border is with these two nations.

"What is Ecuador and Guatamala?"...Guatamala is correct, but Ecuador isn't. The other country was Belize, sending her back to last place with $1,400. Latouf soon finds the other DD under the $1,600 8-Letter Words clue with $3,600; Chester's back up to $4,200 while Murphy's now in five figures with 11 grand. His wager is $2,000.

A French term for the skipping of a stone on water gave us this word meaning "rebound", often used of bullets.

"What is ricochet?"...is right to go to $5,600!

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,600
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $6,800

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Liz: $17,000
Evelyn: $6,200
Peter: $10,400

CORYAT SCORES:

Liz: $16,600
Evelyn: $9,200
Peter: $10,000

FJ! CATEGORY: Shakespeare's Title Characters.

Though he reigned for only two years, this king has the second-largest role in a single Shakespeare play, speaking 1,164 lines.


EVELYN:
Response: "Who is Richard III?"
Wager: ALL IN
Final score: $12,400

Latouf...is also right and adds $2,800, giving him $13,200. The champ...also has Richard III, winning her another $20,801, giving her a two-day total of $45,202! And the men got shut out this week on the show; you don't often see that.

Cash Cab: Friday's first game involves Jeff & Brooke, trying to get to Broadway & 19th, 30 blocks away.

$50 Round:
1. A staple of VHS video tapes, what rhyming slogan was used to remind customers of proper rental etiquette?
Guess: "Be Kind, (Please) Rewind"- CORRECT ($50)
2. In contrast to et al, what Latin phrase meaning "and so on" ususally refers to things, not people?
NO GUESS FOR STRIKE ONE (A: Etc.)
3. Providing a seven-day Spring Break for sailors, what annual military tradition debuted in Charleston, SC in 1912?
Guess: Fleet Week- RIGHT ($100)
4. A delicacy in some Asian cuisines, what marine animal's name alludes its name to a common salad ingredient?
NO GUESS FOR STRIKE TWO (A: Sea cucumber)

$100 Round:
1. Owned by Hewlett-Packard, what online photo shop reels in new customers with the lure of free prints?
Guess: Bromofish- LOSE (A: Snapfish)

The second game has Shayla, Mike & Chase attempting to get to 62nd between Columbus & Amnsterdam within 37 blocks. And this is a DOUBLE RIDE! They sweep their first four questions for $400.

$200 Round:
1. Abbreviated BMI, what weight-related ratio has been criticized as a poor measure of overall health?
Guess: Body Mass Index- YOU BET ($600)

$500 RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: According to Pet Finder.com, the Small & Furry category includes eight different kinds of rodents. Name five of them.
Correct answers given: Hamster, gerbil, guinea pig, mouse & rat ($1,100)
Not said: Chinchilla, degu & prarie dog

2. Loose Deuce, Fever Five and Easy Eight are three possible outcomes in what high-rolling casino dice game?
Guess: Craps- OF COURSE ($1,300)
3. Still hip with hip-hoppers, what brand of beret gets its name from the phrase "knitting Angora wool"?
Guess: Kangol- YES ($1,500)
4. First published during the (Great) Depression, what famous cookbook by Irma Ronbower once featured recipes for squirrel & raccoon?
Mobile Shout-Out: Chase calls his friend Jason, who says "The Joy of Cooking".
Guess: "The Joy of Cooking"- YES INDEED ($1,700)

$400 Round:
1. According to Paul McCartney, what Beatles song originally began with the lyrics "Scrambled eggs, oh my baby, I love your legs"?
Guess: "Hey Jude"- STRIKE ONE (A: "Yesterday")
2. Borrowed from the butter industry, what business term refers to the percentage of subscribers who cancelled a particular service?
Guess: Skim- STRIKE TWO (A: Churn rate)
3. According to President Bush, he spent his 2006 vacation reading "The Stranger", a novel by what French author?
Guess: Albert Camus- WIN! ($2,100)

Now, the current record on the show is $4,100. Do they go for the Aflac Video Bonus?...











...NOPE.

In the final game of the week, Cedric King, Alyssa Garrison & Aaron Gonzalez tried to outlast 31 blocks to Central Park West...but they fell a little short, losing $150.

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Dave Haddy's game
Start of Richard Winegar's game

1 comment:

Octavarium64 said...

Okay, that's two days without a TPiR recap....