TPIR: The Friday show begins with Valeria Ford, 18-year-old Randy Trinkward, Casey Handall from the Navy and Susan Palis. The first IUFB is a nice 3 in 1 handbag (Gwendolyn).
Susan plays Range Game for a Beachcomber Hot Tub (Rachael at Door #3). Range is $4,800-$5,400. She hits the stopper at $5,048-$5,198...she just missed it. It was $5,233.
The fifth player is Linda Gonzalez and the second IUFB is a collection of water inflatables (Rachael).
Linda: $5,000 (STAGE WILLY; she originally bid $7,000)
Valeria plays Now or Then for a trip to Copenhagen (Gwen at the audience screen) worth $7,793. The game's title sign is missing today for some reason. Anyway, Then this time is October 1994, and the products are Clorox wipes marked at $2.99, Capzasin No-Mess Applicator marked at $9.89, Bruce's Yams marked at $1.59, Cheracol D cough formula marked at $5.45, Wheat Thins marked at $3.99 and Gold Bond Cream (regular size) marked at $4.61. She's right with Now on the wipes. After she chooses the applicator second and Drew takes it out of the box to show the product itself, she says Now for that and is right again. She can win at this point if she can next get either the cream or the yams. She goes with the yams and says Then to win! The cough formula was the other Then item.
Coming on down sixth is Paul Sweeney and the third IUFB on the train (conducted by Rachael) is a Flexsteel sofa (Gwen).
Paul plays Money Game for a Chevrolet Impala (Lanisha at Door #3). Board:
MIDDLE NUMBER: 3 ($ _ _ , 3 _ _)
He starts off with Semi El Cheapo, 17...but that's worth just $17. After picking 23 for another $23, he then finds the front of the car with 25 ($ 2 5 , 3 _ _)...but that's as far he gets, as his last two picks of 40 and 85 just give him a final total of $165. ARP: $25,329.
(It looks like the Anniversary Trick has been done away with in this game, at least for now.)
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Susan ($1,690): $.85
Paul ($1,966): $.90
Valeria ($8,527): 85 + 40 = OVER
Paul goess to the Showcase.
Next to leave the crowd is Rebecca Halon and the fourth IUFB on the turntable is a microwave/drawer (Gwen).
Casey from St. Louis will try to win a 50" widescreen plasma HDTV (Lanisha & Rachael) playing the Pricing Game that's beind shown on the HDTV- Bonkers. Starting price:
1. LHLH- NO
2. LLLH- NO
3. LLHL- NO
4. LHHL- NO
5. LHLH- DOH
6. LLLH- DOH #2
Final try: LLHH- LOSS
ARP: $6,998; he was close a few times, including his last one.
Next up is Dwight Whitaker and the next IUFB from the rising sign is an eliptical trainer (Rachael).
Since Rebecca was over by a buck, Randy, the last of the day's First Four, has a chance to throw a $25,000 birthday party courtesy of Punch a Bunch (big bill shown by Lanisha). Today's SPs are modeled by Gwen.
1. Floating cooler
IS NOT: $40
PICK: LOWER- $30
2. Internet radio/alarm clock
IS NOT: $125
PICK: HIGHER- $150
3. LED Chrome belt buckle (with "PLINKO" scrolling across it today)
IS NOT: $35
PICK: LOWER- $25
4. Bluetooth headset
IS NOT: $120
PICK: LOWER- $139
He punches out holes #1, #17 and #39. The first corner has $500. He passes that up...and drops down to $50 at #17. He gets what's in #39 as a result...$250.
The day's final player is USC's Kelsey Hallerman and the final IUFB is a Michael C. Fina sapphire & diamond bracelet worn by Gwen.
With another buck, Dwight could buy a Ford Mustang (Std., AT, Remote, Prot, Mats) in Lucky $even...but it doesn't happen with a guess of $27,600+, resulting in a loss on the third number. ARP: $23,289. He just had too much work to do today.
I liked today's lineup as is.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Casey ($1,155): $.75
Dwight ($1,700): 70 + 60 = OVER
Randy ($2,054): 60 + 75 = OVER
The Navy man gets the Runner Up spot in today's Showcase.
The first Showcase has a portable video game package (Lanisha), a pair of dune buggies (Gwen & Rachael) and a trip to St. Maarten (Lanisha at the audience screen) with $1,500 spending money.
PAUL PASSES TO CASEY; CASEY BIDS $27,300 ON TRIP SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE WILLY
MY BID FOR TRIP SHOWCASE: $22,222
For Paul, we have an Ashley dining room (Lanisha at Door #3), an outdoor kitchen island (Rachael at Door #2) and outdoor furniture w/ an outdoor theater system (Gwen at Door #1).
PAUL BIDS $12,500 ON FURNITURE SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE INTENTIONAL GARF
MY BID FOR FURNITURE SHOWCASE: $19,000
OVER- PAUL WINS
Paul wins $25,734 in cash and prizes.
DOND: #7 Nichole Walla (a fashion design student from Purdue University) is the last collegian to play this week. She wants to win enough so that she can start her own lingerie company.
1. #3 (Heather)- $250,000 (her other lucky number, BTW)
2. #10 (Kimberly)- $50,000
3. #17 (Joseph)- $75,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED ALREADY)
4. #14 (Jennie)- $2,500
5. #22 (Brendan)- BUCK
OPENING OFFER: $11,000- NO DEAL
1. #13 (Hailey)- $500
2. #15 (Pierre)- $50
3. #11 (Richelle)- $10
4. #19 (Haamed)- $300
5. #5 (Cortney)- $5
SECOND OFFER: $18,000- NO DEAL
1. #4 (Jade)- $25,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #20 (Blake)- $5,000
3. #16 (Tony)- $7,500
4. #1 (Katie)- $100,000 (STRIKE TWO; LIMITED SAFETY NET REMAINING)
THIRD OFFER: $13,000- NO DEAL
1. #8 (Joey)- $1,000
2. #18 (Nicolle)- $100
FOURTH OFFER: $28,000- DEAL
1. #12 (Tom)- $400
2. #21 (Julie)- $10,000
19th PICK: #6 (Sam)- $500,000 (she’s the second contestant this week to be ONE OFF the big one!)
Her case had $200. Other cases:
#2 (Andrew)- $25
#9 (Jake)- PENNY
WOF: Friday’s show begins with a $1,000 Toss-Up in the category of Title:
_ O L F
_ _ G _ S T
Bryan solves GOLF DIGEST for $1,000.
$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: KS00170
This is a rarity nowadays for episodes that take place from Culver City- we have a two males/one male panel tonight. Here are the players:
Bryan Natalie (L.A.)- General contractor and a wine collector
Wanda Williams (Baker, LA)- Works for an environmental plan; also a church choir singer
Bill Malanoe (Kissimmee, FL)- High school band, chorus & orchestra director
$2,000 Toss-Up subject is People:
_ A P P Y
_ E _ L Y _ E D S
Wanda solves HAPPY NEWLYWEDS for $2,000.
After a $5,000 trip to the Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC goes on the wheel, the Round 1 category is Landmark. Wanda immediately lands on the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge. Bill then calls three T’s for the Cabela’s gift tag. Later, after he calls a pair of S’s for $600, he buys two I’s then calls a $300 N and buys the remainder of the vowels (one O, one U and three A’s). After a $300 G, we have…
T H E | G A T E _ A _
A _ _ H | I N
S T . | _ O U I S
…he solves THE GATEWAY ARCH IN ST. LOUIS for $2,750 in cash and gift tag.
Wellgate Jackpot Round category is Song & Artist. Early on this round, Bill calls a $300 H for the Free Spin. After buying two A’s, however, he spins a regular Bankrupt to lose $800, so he uses his Free Spin. After later calling two G’s for $1,600, he buys an O to clean out the round’s vowels then calls an R for the trip. Next, he calls three B’s for another $1,350 but then spins another Bankrupt to lose $8,250 in cash and trip. Bryan then hits Bankrupt as well. Wanda then calls a $600 W and we have…
A G A I N S T | T H E
W I N _ | B _
B O B | S E G E R
…she solves AGAINST THE WIND BY BOB SEGER to go to $3,000.
BANKRUPTS: 3 (2 by Bill, Bryan)
FINAL UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,250
IHOP Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Fun & Games. Midway in the round, Bryan lands on the Mystery Wedge next to the MDW and calls three R’s. With $2,900 in his bank already, he flips…but he gets Bankrupt #2 of the night. Wanda next calls a $300 M, two N’s for another $1,200 and then buys the I’s; all vowels are gone at this point. She then hits Lose a Turn to possibly leave $1,250 on the table in addition to the bonus trip. Bill then calls the C for the Wild Card but then loses it right back to a Bankrupt; that’s his third Bankrupt of the night. Bryan then jumps in for the solve…
R E C E I _ I N _
_ T A R | T R E A T M E N T
A T | T H E | _ _ A
…he’ll be RECEIVING STAR TREATMENT AT THE SPA…to be exact, the Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas in Mexico worth $5,400, giving him $6,400 in cash and trip.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Bryan, Bill)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: SO2375363
The category for the week’s last Toss-Up is Show Biz:
D _ R _ _ _ O _ ‘ S
_ H A I _
Bill solves DIRECTOR’S CHAIR to come within $650 of the lead. After he calls two S’s for $1,000 and buys two E’s, Speed-Up Round category is Phrase…
_ _ _ E | _ _ | _ _ _ _
_ E S _ | S _ _ _
…and the rest of the consonants are worth $6,000 each! Bill then calls three T’s…but can’t solve for $18,750. Bryan then calls an R but just runs out of time before getting a chance to solve. Wanda then calls a critical dud in W. Brian then calls the G…
G _ _ E | _ T | _ _ _ R
_ E S T | S _ _ T
…and he yells GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT for a $24,750 win and a winning total of $30,500! Bryan leaves with $6,400 in cash and trip and Wanda leaves with $3,000.
So far, $39,900 in cash and trip has been given away tonight.
Big Money Round: Bill spins the E in AMERICA’S and the category is Show Biz. Starting with:
S _ _ _ T _
_ _ _ _
He calls C, M, G and A and gets…
S M _ _ T _
_ A _ _
…he gets SMOOTH…but that’s it. It was SMOOTH JAZZ and he is the second straight person to miss out on $30,000. He needed the Z’s. But he still leaves with $30,500.
Pat’s credit in this week’s full credit roll is Cruise Director.
Jeopardy!: The first six categories in the second game of this final are:
WARS BY BATTLE
GETTING YOUR ACTOR TOGETHER
FUN WITH FASHION
ERIC PICKS $200 GETTING YOUR ACTOR TOGETHER CLUE:
In “Even Stephen”, a “Daily Show” segment, Stephen Colbert debated this Steve who now works in an “Office”.
Laura: “Who is Steve Carell?”- RIGHT ($200); $400 ACTOR CLUE
He played “The Gentleman on the Plane” in a “Friends” episode before becoming “House M.D.”
Laura: “Who is Hugh Laurie?”- RIGHT ($600); MIDDLE ACTOR CLUE
“Buffalo Anchorman” in “Airplane II: The Sequel”, he’s a bit more well-known as a TV vowel salesman.
Eric: “Who is Pat Sajak?”- YOU BET ($600); $800 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
Uncredited as Agent 006 in Steve Martin’s “Pink Panther”, this Brit starred in “Duplicity” in 2009.
Eric: “Who is Clive Owen?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($1,400); FINAL ACTOR CLUE
He has somehow turned donning sunglasses into an art form as Horatio Caine on “CSI: Miami”.
Patrick: “Who is David Caruso?”- CORRECT ($1,000); FIRST CLUE IN WARS BY BATTLE
1942: The Battle of Midway
Patrick: “What is World War II?”- RIGHT ($1,200); $400 WARS BY BATTLE CLUE
1814: The Battle of Lake Champlain
Patrick: “What is the War of 1812?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($1,600); $600 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
1898: The Battle of San Juan Hill
Eric: “What is the Spanish-American War?”- CORRECT ($2,000); $800 CLUE, SAME SUBJECT
1951: The Battle of Heartbreak Ridge
Laura: “What is the Korean War?”- CORRECT ($1,400); FINAL WARS BY BATTLE CLUE
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLYYYYY DOUBLE! She makes it a True Daily Double with this:
1415: The Battle of Agincourt
“What is the Hundred Years’ War?”…is right to DOUBLE to $2,800!
$200 CLUE IN FUN WITH FASHION:
The shoes known as Jellies are so-named because they resemble the look of these treats.
Patrick: “What is Jell-O?”- INCORRECT ($1,400)
Laura: “What are jelly beans?”- RIGHT ($3,000); $400 FASHION CLUE
Made by combining natural minerals with quartz sand, these Swarovski products sparkle on evening bags.
Laura: “What are crystals?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($3,400); MIDDLE FASHION CLUE
The Haik, worn by Berbers, is related to this Ancient Roman garment—so why aren’t there Haik parties on campus?
Laura: “What is the toga?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($4,000); $800 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
Also a synonym for “amulet”, this type of trinket now hangs on handbags & cell phones as well as bracelets.
Laura: “What is a pendant?”- SORRY ($3,200)
FIRST TRIPLE STUMPER OF THE NIGHT: Charms
FINAL FASHION CLUE:
‘70s Disco divas danced in white clothes that glowed under this kind of light; it’s still fun to do it today.
Laura: “What is black light?”- RIGHT ($4,200); FIRST BREAK
$200 EUROPE CLUE:
This Italian island’s provinces include Syracuse, Messina & Palermo.
Patrick: “What is Sicily?”- CORRECT ($1,600); $400 EUROPE CLUE
From about 1500 to 1850, glaciers advanced in the Alps in what’s called a “Little” this period.
Eric: “What is an Ice Age?”- CORRECT ($2,400); MIDDLE CLUE IN EUROPE
From 1714 to 1721 Russia occupied this neighbor in what has been called the “Great Wrath”.
Patrick: “What is Poland?”- WRONG ($1,000)
Laura: “What is Ukraine?”- ALSO NOT RIGHT ($3,600)
TRIPLE STUMPER #2: Finland
$800 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
In 1998 this president of Yugoslavia sent troops into Kosovo to crush an ethnic Albanian uprising.
Patrick: “Who is Melosevic?”- RIGHT ($1,800); LAST CLUE IN EUROPE
In 1859 Moldavia & Walachia united to form this country with Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza as its ruler.
TRIPLE STUMPER #3: Romania
$200 MISSING WORDS CLUE:
If you’re a castaway in dire need of salt, put seawater in a bowl & wait for the water to do this.
Patrick: “What is boil?”- NO ($1,600)
Laura: “What is evaporate?”- YES ($3,800); $400 MISSING WORDS CLUE
A syllable used when something suddenly vanishes, it’s also the toy brand that makes Ramrockets.
TRIPLE STUMPER #4: Poof
$200 SCINTILLATING SYLLABUS CLUE:
At the Univ. of Wisconsin you can take a course analyzing these daytime TV programs.
Eric: “What are soap operas?”- YES INDEED ($2,600); $400 SYLLABUS CLUE
At Santa Clara U., really talk trash as you learn about mold & rates of decomposition in “The Joy of” this.
Patrick: “What is fungus?”- NO ($1,200)
Eric: “What is garbage?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($3,000); $600 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
A class at Bowdoin College studies directors like Romeo & Craven in a review of this genre of movies.
Eric: “What are horror films?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($3,600); $800, SAME SUBJECT
Alfred U. offered a course on this sweet tree product, noting the process hasn’t changed much in centuries.
Eric: “What is maple syrup?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($4,400); GOES FOR SWEEP OF THE SYLLABUS CATEGORY
Kentucky’s Centre College offered “The Art of” this, a lost mode of transportation; Monty Python likes it silly.
Patrick: “What is walking?”- CORRECT ($2,200); $600 MISSING WORDS CLUE
In the end times a true believer missing from Earth hasn’t been captured but this rhyming word, meaning raised up.
Eric: “What is raptured?”- RIGHT ($5,000)
The name of this software introduced in 1991 comes before “Out” to mean get rid of an element in a picture.
Laura: “What is Photo Shop?”- CORRECT ($4,600)
LAST CLUE OF THE ROUND:
Los Desaparecidos- those missing at the hands of Argentina’s former dictatorship—translates to this.
Patrick: “What is the disappeared?”- YES INDEED ($3,200)
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,400
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,400
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,800
TAKE ME TO THE BALLET!
BE A SPORT
YOU: STAYING YOUNG (all clues read by Dr. Oz)
LITERARY CHARACTERS ON TWITTER
HAIL TO THE CHIEF
PATRICK STARTS OFF THIS ROUND WITH THE $400 HAIL TO THE CHIEF CLUE:
Once a teacher, this President who guided the U.S. through WWI was nicknamed “The Professor”.
Patrick: “Who was Wilson?”- CORRECT ($3,600); $800 HAIL TO THE CHIEF CLUE
Campaigning against Hubert Humphrey in 1968, he said he had a “Secret Plan” to end the war in Vietnam.
Patrick: “Who was Nixon?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($4,400); $1,200 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
In 1860 he began working in his father’s leather goods store in Galena, IL; a year later, he was in the Civil War.
Patrick: “Who was Grant?”- RIGHT FOR THE LEAD ($5,600); $1,600 CLUE, SAME SUBJECT
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLYYYYYY DOUBLE #1! He puts $3,000 and the lead on the line with this clue:
He told Lincoln, “If you are as happy in entering the White House as I…feel on returning (home), you are a happy man indeed”.
“Who was Buchanan?”…is right to stay ahead tonight with $8,600! Now, to sweep the category:
Upon his death in 1845, he was buried next to his wife Rachel in the Garden of the Hermitage.
Laura: “Who was Jackson?”- CORRECT ($6,600); $400 TAKE ME TO THE BALLET CLUE
I’m hoping that the serpent will show up in the ballet “After Eden”, but I’m afraid we’ll just see this duo.
Eric: “Who are Adam & Eve?”- CORRECT ($5,400); $400 BE A SPORT CLUE
It’s foul to have a defensive tackle jump offside into the neutral zone in this sport.
Patrick: “What is American Football?”- RIGHT ($9,000); $800 BE A SPORT CLUE
This sport gives a Gold Glove award (not to be confused with boxing’s Golden Gloves).
Eric: “What is baseball?”- RIGHT ($6,200); $1,200 SPORT CLUE TOLD BY JOHN
In ice hockey, Player A’s shot is legal; Player B’s shot crosses two red lines, which is this infraction.
Patrick: “What is icing?”- YES ($10,200); $1,600, SAME TOPIC
This man lived to see the indoor sport he invented become an Olympic event in 1936.
Eric: “Who was Naismith?”- CORRECT ($7,800); $2,000 CLUE TOLD BY JOHN FROM TREK BICYCLE CORPORATION IN WATERLOO, WISCONSIN:
An early advocate of cycling, Paul de Vivie experimented with geared bikes, leading to the perfection of this French-named gear-shifting device.
FIRST TRIPLE STUMPER OF THE ROUND: Derailleur
$400 LITERARY CHARACTERS ON TWITTER CLUE:
I’m Carillon On at Notre-Dame in 1482.
Patrick: “Who is Quasimodo?”- RIGHT ($10,600); $800 LITERARY CHARACTERS CLUE
I’m rescuing Mr. Frodo from Orcs & leading him to the edge of the Crack of Doom; it can be rough being Mr. F’s friend.
Eric: “Who is Sam Wise?”- RIGHT ($8,600); MIDDLE LITERARY CHARACTERS CLUE
Beowulf ripped off my arm & I’m in Heorot Hospital, but not for long; prognosis is terminal.
Patrick: “Who was Grendel?”- INDEED ($11,800); $1,600, SAME CATEGORY
Having a red-letter day—been sentenced to stand for 3 hours on a pillory platform; the 17th Century stinks!
Eric: “Who is Hester Prinn?”- RIGHT ($10,200); FINAL CLUE IN FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
2 1886 Twitterers, please: I’m killing someone. Now I have a medical degree. Now I’m being killed. Which kills me as well.
Laura: “Who is Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde?”- CORRECT ($8,600); $400 STAYING YOUNG CLUE
Cork can relax your jaws and ease the everyday struggle with this, defining Physics as a force that strains with reforms abodied.
Patrick: “What is tension?”- NOT ACCEPTABLE ($11,400)
TRIPLE STUMPER #6: Stress
$400 “Y”s UP CLUE:
Yikes! Some of these sweet potato look-alikes can measure 6 feet long & weigh 100 pounds.
Eric: “What are yams?”- CORRECT ($10,600); $800 Y CLUE:
In 1973 Arab states attacked Israel on this Jewish day of atonement.
Laura: “What is Yom Kappur?”- CORRECT ($9,400); MIDDLE Y CLUE:
Beware these nasty dressers seen here- they can sting repeatedly.
Patrick: “What are yellow jackets?”- YES ($12,600); $1,600, SAME CATEGORY
It’s another name for the Abominable Snowman.
Patrick: “What is the Yeti?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($14,200); FINAL Y CLUE
A dynasty in China from 1279 to 1368, it’s also the name of China’s basic unit of currency.
Patrick: “What is yen?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($16,200); $800 BALLET CLUE
I may nod off during this Tchaikovsky fairy tale ballet, even before that spindle turns up.
Patrick: “What is The Nutcracker?”- NO ($15,400)
Laura: “What is Gizelle?”- NO ($8,600)
TRIPLE STUMPER #7: “Sleeping Beauty”
$1,200 BALLET CLUE:
I hear there’s a heavenly body in “Icarus”; it’s the ballerina who plays this heavenly body.
Patrick: “What is the Sun?”- RIGHT ($16,600); $1,600, SAME SUBJECT
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE #2! He wagers just $400.
I’m allergic to feathers, so don’t let me sit too close to Odette in this classic ballet.
“What is Swan Lake?”…he inches to 17 grand now! Final clue in that category:
Ouch! A golden bird pecks a king to death in “Le Coq D’or” by this hyphenated Russian composer.
TRIPLE STUMPER #8: Korsakov
$800 STAYING YOUNG CLUE:
Take a daily dose of the C’s from this plant that has anti-oxidant properties and lowers blood pressure. And don’t worry, you won’t sprout green hair.
Eric: “What are flat scenes?”- NOT ACCEPTABLE ($9,800)
Patrick: “What is Chia?”- RIGHT ($17,800)
Prostate growth has been shown to slow down to eating the green fruit from this tree, but there are recipes healthier than guacamole.
Patrick: “What is avocado?”- YOU BET ($19,000)
In the exercise I call “I Dream of Jeannie”, you can straighten your abs, quads and shoulder muscles. Be sure to squeeze the fleshing muscles of the buttocks, known by this one-syllable name.
Eric: “What are the glutes?”- CORRECT ($11,400)
FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:
Dangerous fats like trans fats are solid at room temperature. Good fats- they’re liquid, like this Greek letter one from salmon and walnuts.
Eric: “What are Omega 3 fatty acids?”- ACCEPTABLE ($13,400)
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,000
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $4,800
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
FJ! CATEGORY: 19th Century Americans.
This New Englander began building his house in March 1845 & later wrote that it cost exactly $28.12 ½.
Let’s remind everybody of last night’s scores:
Laura Myers definitely needs to get FJ! right to have any shot of coming back to win. She wrote down “Who was Thoreau?”…right! Her wager was…eight large, for a total tonight of $16,600 and a final total of $29,900. Eric Betts…misses with Nathaniel Hawthorne. To stay in it, he must not have risked more than $4,500…only $2,899, so his final total this evening is $10,501, for a two-day score of $30,501. This means if Patrick Tucker wrote down Thoreau, he’s $100,000 richer…
…but he put down Sears instead. Now, if he wagered $8,698 or less, he’s the college champion; otherwise, it goes to Mr. Betts…
…$7,601 WINS HIM THE $100,000 WITH A WINNING TWO-DAY TOTAL OF $31,599!!! Eric Betts is the $50,000 runner-up.
Cash Cab: The Friday show begins with Jaarod from the Marine Corps, Olivia and Eric trying to make it to Zaybar’s, 34 blocks away.
1. Patented in 1986, what catchy infomercial gadget is occasionally triggered by the yapping of a loud dog?
Guess: The Clapper- CORRECT ($50)
2. With the stock symbol KKD, what Dunkin’ Donuts rival did Fortune Magazine once dub “the hottest brand in the land”?
Guess: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts- RIGHT ($100)
3. Requiring helmets with headlights, Speeology is the scientific study of what geological formations?
Guess: Caves- RIGHT ($150)
4. A rare radioactive mineral, Swidoskite is named after the maiden name of what famed French scientist?
Guess: Madame Curie- RIGHT ($200)
1. In the 2004 Democratic Presidential Primaries, what candidate exited early despite claims that was gathering “Joe-mentum”?
Guess: Joe Liberman- RIGHT ($300)
2. An old time synonym for outer space, what clear, inhalible liquid was used as an anesthetic during the Civil War?
Mobile Shout-Out: Jarrod calls up his mom Sandy, who said Ether.
Guess: Ether- RIGHT ($400)
3. Formerly the Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, what corporation got consumers stuck on using Scotch tape?
Guess: 3M- YOU BET ($500)
4. Securing publishing rights to Noah Webster’s dictionary in 1843, brothers Charles & George share what last name?Guess: Merriam- RIGHT AGAIN ($600)
FINAL QUESTION FOR $200: The staple sandwich spread in Australia, what brown, yeast-based paste is said to taste like a mixture of salt and battery acid?
Guess: Vegemite- SWEEP! ($800)
They then go for the Video Bonus worth $1,600:
VIDEO BONUS: Spanning two South American countries, this region is synonymous with breathtaking glaciers, wind-swept plains and high-end hiking clothes. Allegedly named for a mythical race of giants, what is this sprawling destination?
They say Patagonia…they win the $1,600!
Jennifer & Scott then take a 44-block ride to 91st & York. They sweep their $50 questions…but then strike out at $300 after missing three of four during the $100 Round, including botching both of their Shout-Outs.
The last game of the week is a DOUBLE RIDE and Larry (also known as Lazarus) & Geo are playing it. They’ve got 46 blocks to go before they reach BLT & Fish. They sweep their $100 questions.
1. Known for its comically-annoying sound, a tromboon pairs the slide of a trombone with the mouthpiece of what woodwind?
Guess: A bassoon- CORRECT ($600)
$500 RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: According to the USDA guidelines issued in 2001, what five fruits should be featured in a can of fruit cocktail?
Correct answers given: Pineapples, peaches, pears, cherries & grapes ($1,100)
2. Currently comprising of about 1% of the population, what demographic wasn’t granted U.S. citizenship until 1924?
Guess: American Indian- RIGHT ($1,300)
3. Located along the Rockies, what geological partition determines whether running water flows towards the Pacific or the Atlantic?
Guess: The Continental Divide- RIGHT ($1,500)
4. Perpetually stuck in the 1950s, what beloved Broadway musical is called a Vasalina in Mexico?Guess: Grease- RIGHT AGAIN ($1,700)
1. Although they don’t share a border, what state seceded from Massachusetts as part of the Missouri Compromise?
Mobile Shout-Out: Larry calls his friend Stephano, who said Maine.
Guess: Maine- RIGHT AGAIN ($2,100)
$500 RED LIGHT CHALLENGE #2: As determined by the Hollywood Reporter, name five of the seven highest-paid actresses of 2007.
Correct answers given: Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz & Nicole Kidman ($2,600)
Not given: Sandra Bullock & Renee Zellwegger
Their last question in regulation doesn’t get shown due to time constraints, but they missed it anyway. In any event, they finish with $2,600!! But do they go for a new record with the Video Bonus?...
…NO. They thought they were the second-highest winners of all-time after walking away, but they’re not even close nowadays; they’re actually the second-highest civilian winners so far this season.
The players to wrap up the week:
John Azuro (originally from Brooklyn, NY)- EKG technician
Carl ? (originally from New Jersey)
Diana Schaffer (Santa Monica, CA)
ROUND 1 OPENING CARDS:
John: 10 OF SPADES
Carl: ACE OF CLUBS
Diana: ACE OF HEARTS
Carl gets the first question right, but only gets a 5 of Hearts, so he passes it to Diana. After John gets the second & third questions right, he busts Diana with a 7 of Spades and a 9 of Diamonds.
4. What BBQ favorite comes from the Turkish words for “skewer” and “roast meat”?
John: Shish-kabob- YOU BET (300)
CARD: QUEEN OF CLUBS; FREEZES AT 20
5. ACE OF DIAMONDS (2 or 12)
6. 4 OF SPADES (6 or 16)
7. 5 OF DIAMONDS- WINS ROUND 1 & VACUUM (600)
ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:
John: 9 OF CLUBS
Carl: 10 OF DIAMONDS
Diana: 7 OF HEARTS
Carl answers the first question correctly to pass a 9 of Spades to Diana; Diana then answers the second question correctly to get on the board and pass a 6 of Hearts to John. After Carl’s second correct answer this round, he keeps a King of Diamonds and freezes at 20.
4. Known as “The King of Sleaze”, which talk show host is the former mayor of Cincinnati?
A: Montel Williams
B: Geraldo Rivera
C: Jerry Springer
John: Geraldo Rivera- NO
Diana: Jerry Springer- CORRECT (200)
A 5 will give her the win and a berth in the Championship Round, a 6 will eliminate her while anything higher than a 6 will bust John.
CARD: 6 OF CLUBS; GIVES JOHN A 21 AND SHE’S ELIMINATED
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:
John: 8 OF SPADES
Carl: KING OF HEARTS
1. Usually worn vertically down the back, what 80s hair accessory held big hair up-dos in place?
B: Bobby pin
C: Banana clip
Carl: Banana clip- CORRECT
CARD: 6 OF DIAMONDS- PASSES TO JOHN (14)
2. What Japanese term refers to the art of folding paper into decorative objects?
Carl: Oragami- RIGHT AGAIN
If this next card is an Ace or anything higher than a 7, Carl will win the game.
CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS- BUSTS JOHN AND WINS!
TRIPLE BLACKJACK: Carl gets three Power Chips to work with tonight.
HAND #1: QUEEN OF HEARTS
HAND #2: JACK OF DIAMONDS
HAND #3: 7 OF HEARTS
1. QUEEN OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (two left)
2. 3 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IT IN HAND #1 (13)
3. 4 OF SPADES; PLACES IT IN HAND #3 (11)
4. ACE OF CLUBS; HAND #2 CLEARED ($1,000)
5. KING OF HEARTS; HAND #3 CLEARED ($5,000)
With two Power Chips left, he will go on…
6. 6 OF CLUBS; PLAYS IT (19) AND STOPS
He’s the third and final $6,000 winner of the week (he gets the Oreck Halo as well)…
7. KING OF SPADES
8. 5 OF DIAMONDS
9. 2 OF DIAMONDS
…but thanks to no safety net with that remaining hand, he didn’t make a great deal.
Millionaire (Samantha Harris' final day as guest host):
Conclusion of James Booker's game