Monday, May 18, 2009

5/18/2009 Results

TPIR: Monday's episode begins with Tyler Mains from USC, Karen Frisco, Amanda Langston and Blake Ross. The opening IUFB is a 50" plasma HDTV (Gwendolyn behind splitting sign; this showed a clip of the $11K Showcase Showdown win a week ago).

Blake: $931
Amanda: $1,259
Karen: $899
Tyler: $1,000

ARP: $2,499

Amanda from Visalia, CA plays Grand Game with a big target price of $13 (which might be a record). The products today are Rao's Homemade Pasta Sauce, Glad trash bags, Boca Meatless Burgers, Venus razor kit, Ester-C (1000 mg) and All detergent (the big 96 loads container).

1. Sauce- $11.99 ($10)
2. Trash bags- $8.79 ($100)
3. Burgers- $5.49 ($1,000)

I hope that she somehow picks the razor kit last for $10,000...but she instead blows it with the Ester-C at $14.49. The razor kit was $9.99, for the record. I'm surprised she never picked the All during this playing, which was $16.99 (even though it wasn't revealed).

Today's fifth player is Laura Zessin and the second IUFB on the turntable is Case Logic luggage.

Laura: $1,312
Karen: $999
Tyler: $650
Blake: $31

ARP: $794

Tyler plays Easy As 1-2-3 for a collection of fragrances (Lanisha), a collection of small appliances (Rachael) and some golf clubs (Gwen).

#1- Appliances
#2- Fragrances
#3- Golf clubs

Prices:

Appliances: $715
Fragrances: $1,011
Golf clubs: $1,353

He wins three pretty cheap prizes! I would've had the fragrances and golf clubs reversed.

Coming on down sixth is Jamie-Lee Kahns and the third IUFB from the clam is a home entertainment system (Rachael).

Jamie-Lee: $1,226
Blake: $1,227
Laura: $2,319
Karen: $1,250

ARP: $1,499

Karen plays That's Too Much for a Ford Ranger (Lanisha).

1. $17,810
2. $18,156- THAT'S TOO MUCH...OOPS
3. $20,155

Karen was obviously paying attention to how Fingers was setting up this game recently (putting the stopping point either second or ninth), but her strategy of stopping at the second price backfires today, because the ARP was $18,965. Too bad.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Karen ($1,499): Nickel + 40 = $.45
Amanda ($2,499): 55 + 50 = DOH (second spin was a PENALTY)
Tyler ($3,873): $.95

The only winner of the day so far gets to the Showcase.

Paul Pembelton enters Contestant's Row next and the fourth IUFB is a home gym (Gwen at Door #3).

Paul: $1,950
Jamie-Lee: $1,650
Blake: $1,731
Laura: $1,400

ARP: $2,495

Paul, a stage manager somewhere, plays Squeeze Play for a pair of Kawasaki motorcycles (Lanisha at Door #2; a stage manager then appears on camera!). Board:

69598

It's a toss-up between $6,598 and $6,998. He goes with $6,998 after removing the 5...

$ 6 9 9 8

...he picked the right one!

Going into the orange spot now is Ashley Maranville and the next IUFB being worn by Lanisha is a gemstone necklace.

Ashley: $200 (STAGE GARF)
Jamie-Lee: $1,226
Blake: $700
Laura: $419

ARP: $775

Blake, the last of the day's First Four, plays One Away (Rachael) for a Mercury Milan (Gwen). Turnabout is fair play today- while the Door #3 zoom-in for this game isn't used today, the GPT reveal of the gameboard is. Here it is:

$ 3 2 , 4 8 6

First guess:

$ 2 3 , 5 9 5

Only two honks from the Mighty Sound Effects Lady come his way. He then changes to...

$ 2 1 , 5 7 7

...but that's a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE; Fingers wanted this lost today, but not like that. ARP: $21,397.

Today's final participant is Matthew White and the final IUFB is a sewing machine and an embroidery machine (Rachael behind the rising sign).

Matthew: $800
Laura: $1,200
Ashley: $850
Jamie-Lee: $1,201


ARP: $2,549

Jamie-Lee, celebrating a birthday today, plays Secret X for a Flexsteel living room (Gwen) worth $5,595. Here's how she places her free X:

(--)(??)(--)
(--)(??)(--)
(X)(??)(--)

Today's SPs modeled by Lanisha:

Libman mop: $10 or $20?
Glowing bars T-shirt: $30 or $45?

She blows the mop with a guess of $20. To stay in the game, she says the T-shirt is $45...WIPEOUT. She thought the Secret X was in the middle...

(--)(--)(--)
(--)(X)(--)
(X)(--)(--)

...AND IT WAS- IF SHE HAD GOTTEN ONE OF THE SPs RIGHT, SHE WOULD HAVE WON AND WE WOULD'VE HAD A BREAK EVEN DAY. Darn.

My lineup today:

1. Easy as 1-2-3
2. Grand Game
3. One Away
4. Squeeze Play
5. Secret X
6. That's Too Much

TODAY'S PHONE GAME PRIZE: Sony 32" Bravia S-Series LCD HDTV

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Blake ($775): $.65
Jamie-Lee ($2,549): $.80
Paul ($9,493): Dime + 45 = $.55

The lady who bombed Secret X gets the Runner-Up spot in today's Showcase.

The first Showcase has swimwear & winter wear (Rachael at Door #2) and a pair of trips to where you could put that new wear to good use- Fiji & Iceland (Lanisha at Door #1).

TYLER PASSES TO JAMIE-LEE; JAMIE-LEE BIDS $20,500 ON TRIPS SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TRIPS SHOWCASE: $25,000

Tyler's Showcase contains kitchen appliances and a Dell laptop (Gwen at Door #3), plus a Chevrolet Cobalt (Std., AT, Prot, ALB, Sealer, FabProt)(Rachael at Door #2).

TYLER BIDS $25,000 ON CAR SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR CAR SHOWCASE: $24,500

JAMIE-LEE'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $20,500
ARP: $17,939 (how the heck were those trips cheaper than I thought?)

OVER

TYLER'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $25,000
ARP: $25,399
DIFFERENCE: $399- WIN!

Tyler takes $29,272 in prizes back to his college.

WOF: Just three weeks to go in what has been a magical season. The first Toss-Up category this Monday is Song Lyrics:

_ H _ _ | _

F _ _ _ I N G

Proud remembers the Irene Cara lyric WHAT A FEELING for $1,000.

$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: JB31078

Tonight's players:

Proud Uzacharohenport (Walnut, CA)- Law school student at Duke University (also has a Bassett Hound that barks at home every time a contestant calls a letter that's in the puzzle!)
Kristin Nerron (Lake Worth, FL)- Soda jerk
Matthew Markley (San Diego)- Law firm consultant

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Things:

H E A R _ | _ _ D

_ O _ _

Proud has the HEART AND SOUL to triple her money.

After a trip to The Palazzo in Las Vegas (featuring dining at Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 restaurant and Mario Batali's Carnevino restaurant, as well as VIP tickets to see the musical "Jersey Boys) worth $6,380 appears on the wheel, the Round 1 category is Before & After. Proud immediately calls two S's for a $1,000 Spa & Salon Wish gift certificate, but it quickly goes back to the dumpster as she spins a Bankrupt next. A little later, Kristin calls an R for the Wild Card, buys three E's and then calls three C's for $1,800. Next, she buys four O's and a U, then calls a $300 D, the P's for another grand and here's the board...

C O C O N U T -

S C E N T E D

S O _ P

O P E R _

...she solves COCONUT-SCENTED SOAP OPERA for $4,550.

BANKRUPT: Proud

Eggland's Best Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Food & Drink and it's a big puzzle. Kristin immediately picks up the Million Dollar Wedge with two T's. After she later purchases all the vowels, she calls two D's for another $600 and the Free Spin; $3,400's in her bank at this point. Next, she calls a $300 K, three R's for another $2,700 and we have...

_ A N D A R I N

D U C K | W I T H

_ E _ E T A _ _ E

_ _ R I N _ | R O _ _ _

...she solves MANDARIN DUCK WITH VEGETABLE SPRING ROLLS for another $6,400, keeps both the MDW and the Wild Card for now and also wins a Chinese Cruise from Viking River Cruises worth $10,300, a new total of $21,250 in cash and cruise!

PERFECT ROUND
FINAL UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,950

WINNING ID FOR CRUISE: JB6019094

IHOP Mystery Round category is Quotation. Early on, Matthew loses $1,700 to a Bankrupt, then Proud calls an R for the Vegas trip. Later, after buying two A's, she lands on the Mystery Wedge next to Lose a Turn and calls three F's. With $1,600 currently in her bank in addition to that trip...she doesn't flip it (a kinda iffy move because she's trailing by a lot; furthermore, that had the $10,000 behind it) and then tries to solve with the following:

T H E

_ E G I N N I N G | O F

A | _ E A _ T I F _ _

F R I E N _ S H I _

She solves THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP for another $4,600 and the trip, a new total of $13,980 in cash and trip. If she had claimed that $10K Mystery Wedge, she would've gotten the lead.

BANKRUPT: Matthew

$3,000 Toss-Up category is Living Thing:

S _ B E R _ A N

_ U _ K _

Kristin solves SIBERIAN HUSKY to increase her leading total to $24,250; I personally wouldn't have gone for the solve if I were her. But lucky for her, the time's up signal soon follows. Speed-Up Round category is Phrase and consonants are worth...$1,600 apiece. After Kristin calls the H's...

_ H _ _ | Y _ _ ' R _

H _ T | Y _ _ ' R _ | H _ T

...she solves WHEN YOU'RE HOT YOU'RE HOT for another $8,000 but falls just a little short with a final total of $21,980 in cash and trip. Matthew gets gooseegged for $1,000 while Kristin qualifies for a million dollar opportunity with $24,250 in cash and cruise!

So far, $47,230 in cash and trips have been given away tonight.

DUDS: L (Kristin), S (Matthew)

MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #13: The car up for grabs this week is an Audi A4 2.0T Convertible. Those players who win it this week will be some of the last ones to drive one of those, since it's being discontinued this year. Kristin has that Wild Card in play here. She spins the M in GAME and maybe for MILLIONAIRE. The category is Phrase and we start with:

_ | _ _ _ E

_ _ R _ E T _

She starts off with C, M, Y and I, then makes her Wild Card pick G...

_ | _ I _ E

_ _ R I E T Y

...she misses just the second word. It was A WIDE VARIETY. Has she made history the wrong way as a result?...












...no, she is actually the third straight contestant to lose $30,000.

MILLION DOLLAR LOCATION: The P (since Pat didn't reveal it immediately after the endgame was over, this program was edited)

Catch 21:

Tonight's players:

Angie Dray (originally from Chicago)- Stunt singer
Renee Bailey (Culver City, CA)- Pre-school teacher
Doug Smith (Dallas)- Green energy worker

OPENING CARDS IN ROUND 1:

Angie: 6 OF SPADES
Renee: 5 OF DIAMONDS
Doug: 3 OF HEARTS

Doug gets the opening question correctly about Dr. Oz but makes a questionable call by keeping a King of Spades. Angie then collects a 5 of Spades after getting the second question right, but Doug then spoils her 21 bid for now by passing a 3 of Clubs to her after the third question.

4. In the hit 2002 wedding comedy starring Nia Vardalos, which of the following is NOT part of the movie's title?

A: Big
B: Fat
C: Geek

Angie: Geek- YOU BET (200)

CARD: 8 OF CLUBS

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ANGIE HAS JUST PULLED AN ANGELI BY PASSING THAT EIGHT TO DOUG!!!! UGH; I feel your pain, Chico Alexander. That means Doug just won an Oreck Halo and is now up to 700 points. That's a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE.

Video Bonus: "Catch 21" Miscounting Incident #2

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

Angie: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
Renee: 4 OF SPADES
Doug: QUEEN OF CLUBS

Three questions later:

Angie: (QD)(7H) = 17 (200)
Renee: (4S)(4C) = 8 (200)
Doug: (QC)(4H) = 14 (800)

4. If you hold it in your hand and twist, it can turn from red to blue and sometimes even green. Introduced in 1980, what are you playing with?

Renee: Slinky- ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE #2

Choices for the others:

A: Twister game
B: Etch-a-Sketch
C: Rubik's Cube

Doug: Rubik's Cube- CORRECT (900)

CARD: 6 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO RENEE (14)

5. Time to use the ol' bean- in what specific kind of small cup should espresso be served?

A: Scooter
B: Demitasse
C: Beaker

Angie: Demitasse- CORRECT (300)

CARD: 2 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT AND FREEZES AT 19

6. Mr. Whipple, Mr. Clean or the Brawny lumberjack- which stud is tough on stains, yet wears an earring?

Renee: Mr. Clean- RIGHT (300)

CARD: 5 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO DOUG (19)

7. The EPA says it's not a myth that moths are repelled by what strong-smelling wood used in the construction of chess?

A: Pine
B: Cedar
C: ???

Doug: Cedar- RIGHT (1,000)

CARD: JACK OF HEARTS, BUSTING RENEE

DOUG:
FINAL CARD: JACK OF DIAMONDS; RENEE ELIMINATED AND ANGIE WINS ROUND 2

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Angie: QUEEN OF SPADES
Doug: QUEEN OF HEARTS

1. What Spago chef first became known in L.A. for his imaginative gourmet pizzas like Smoked Salmon and Caviar?

A: Emeril Lagasse
B: James Beard
C: Wolfgang Punk

Doug: Wolfgang Puck- CORRECT

CARD: JACK OF SPADES; FREEZES AT 20

ANGIE:
2. 9 OF SPADES (19)
3. 8 OF HEARTS- DOUG WINS!

Chico, you can rest easy now.

TRIPLE BLACKJACK: Three Power Chips in play for Doug tonight.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: 7 OF SPADES
HAND #2: 10 OF CLUBS
HAND #3: 4 OF SPADES

1. 3 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (10)

2. 7 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (11)

3. 9 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (19)

4. ACE OF SPADES; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1,000)

5. 3 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (two left)

6. 6 OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (one left)

7. 4 OF DIAMONDS; CHANGES THAT AS WELL (no Power Chips left)

8. 8 OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #3 (19); STOPS

He leaves with two grand and the vacuum.

9. QUEEN OF SPADES

DOND: This is it, folks- the last primetime "Deal or No Deal" episode as we know it. Two hours worth of action for you this evening. Returning is Kim Jones.

ROUND 2:
1. #18- $200
2. #16- $50
3. #23- $500,000
4. #8- $100,000
5. #9- $5

SECOND OFFER: $69,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #4- $25,000
2. #21- $10,000
3. #5- BUCK
4. #17- $75

THIRD OFFER (after being shown a fake headline of her losing to the Banker): $141,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #1- $200,000
2. #25- $75,000
3. #6- PENNY

FOURTH OFFER: $215,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #2- ONE MILLION DOLLARS (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #7- $50,000 (STRIKE ONE)

FIFTH OFFER: $111,450- NO DEAL

21st PICK: #19- $300,000 (STRIKE TWO; SAFETY NET GONE)

SIXTH OFFER: $87,000- NO DEAL

22nd PICK: #12- $400

SEVENTH OFFER: $137,000- DEAL

Has the lack of a safety net prevented her from becoming 3/4ths of a millionaire?...

23rd PICK: #24- $500
OFFER: $249,000

24th PICK: #20- $10
FINAL OFFER: $401,000

...yes. Therefore, the $25 was in #26.

Tonight's second player is Thomas Fritze from Apple Valley, MN (who is a third-generation Math teacher). He hopes the money will add up very quickly while holding on to case #22.

ROUND 1:
1. #19- $50,000
2. #11- $400
3. #3- $400,000
4. #13- $300
5. #26- $75,000
6. #15- $100,000

RECORD LOW OPENING OFFER (for primetime, at least): THREE BUCKS- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #23- $200
2. #5- $10,000
3. #17- $500
4. #25- BUCK
5. #6- $750

SECOND OFFER: $144,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #2- $1,000 (the contestant's case drops off the podium!)
2. #12- $5
3. #18- ONE MILLION DOLLARS
4. #21- $25,000

TONIGHT'S FIRST BEAT THE BANKER-WINNING CASE: #4

THIRD OFFER (after a monkey appears on the big screen): $57,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #9- $75
2. #4- $10
3. #8- $300,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)

FOURTH OFFER: $124,000- NO DEAL

(BTW, that monkey is named Jake, and he's playing the game along with Thomas in a secret room.)

ROUND 5:
1. #16- $25
2. #10- $200,000 (STRIKE ONE)

FIFTH OFFER: $167,000- NO DEAL (Jake dealt at this point)

21st PICK: #20- $100

SIXTH OFFER: $220,000- DEAL (WTH?)

Is he the second straight contestant to miss out on $750,000?...

22nd PICK: #24- $5,000
OFFER: $313,000

23rd PICK: #1- $750,000
OFFER: $180,000

24th PICK: #7- $500,000

...no. At least he did beat Jake, and he even managed to sell THE PENNY! #14 thus had $50.

Our final contestant is Goretty Medeiros from Fall River, MA (who is a part-time bartender). She wants to win enough to open up her own bar. Her case of destiny is #3.

(Note: When the models come out, some of them bring along some dogs, with one wearing the same colored model dress and another few being dressed like Howie!)

ROUND 1:
1. #16- $750,000
2. #26- $1,000
3. #21- $50
4. #6- ONE MILLION DOLLARS
5. #1- $200,000
6. #24- $10,000

OPENING OFFER: $10,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #10- $100
2. #20- $5,000
3. #15- $500,000
4. #14- $75,000
5. #9- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED ALREADY)

SECOND OFFER: $17,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #5- PENNY
2. #17- $10
3. #22- $100,000 (STRIKE ONE)
4. #2- $300,000 (STRIKE TWO; LIMITED SAFETY NET)

THIRD OFFER: $10,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #23- BUCK
2. #18- $400
3. #25- $25,000 (NO SAFETY NET LEFT)

FOURTH OFFER: $22,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #7- $400,000 (STRIKEOUT)
2. #13- $200

TONIGHT'S SECOND BEAT THE BANKER-WINNING CASE: #6

FIFTH OFFER: $250- NO DEAL

Rest of her dismal game:

21st PICK: #4- $500

SIXTH OFFER: $200- NO DEAL

22nd PICK: #8- $750

SEVENTH OFFER: $100- DEAL

Her case had $5; this was just not her night. Other cases:

#11- $300
#12- $25
#14- $75

Jeopardy!: In both of her victories so far on the show, Jean Cui has had the wagering go her way in FJ! Let's see if things will be any different for her tonight against:

Susan Hankins (Downing, CA)- Project accountant
Elliott Rountree (Marietta, GA)- High school History/Government teacher

Tonight's first six categories:

COLONIALISM IN AFRICA
FICTIONAL GAMES
RESTAURANT LINGO
STATES BY STATE PARKS
STUPID ANSWERS: THE BRITISH EDITION
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS (the first, third and last clues in this category are Clue Crew clues from said location in Quantico, VA)

Let's start the British Stupid Answers category with this $200 clue:

A reservoir called the Queen's Basin once graced this simple green park, formerly Upper St. James's Park.

Susan: "What is St. James's Park?"- INCORRECT (Three-way tie at $1,200 apiece)

FIRST TRIPLE STUMPER OF THE EVENING: Green Park

$400:

The Garden Tower at the Tower of London was the scene of some bloody goings-on, so now it's known as this.

Jean: "What is The Tower?"- NO WAY ($800)

TRIPLE STUMPER #2: The Bloody Tower

$600:

Battle Abbey, built on the spot where King Harold died in the Battle of Hastings, isn't in Hastings but in this town.

ANOTHER TRIPLE STUMPER: Battle

The $800 National Museum of Marine Corps clue also proves to be a Triple Stumper. At the first break, Hankins has $1,400, leading Rountree by $200 and Cui by $600.

$800:

Originally built in 1156 & rebuilt in 1420, this inn on Mermaid Street in Rye is one of the oldest & loveliest in England.

Susan: "What is the Mermaid Inn?"- CORRECT ($4,600)

A little later, she finds the Daily Double under the $800 States By State Parks clue with $5,200; Cui now has $2,800 and Rountree has made no progress since the first break. Her wager is $2,000.

Fall River Heritage State Park

"What is Massachusetts?"...$7,200! Final clue in the British Stupid Answers subject:

In 1987 her royal highness Princess Anne was given a new title: The Princess this.

Jean: "What is The Princess Royale?"- CORRECT ($3,800)

At the end of the first round, Hankins has an impressive $9,600; the champ has $5,200 and Rountree still hasn't added on to his $1,200.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,400
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,000

DJ! Categories:

FUNNY LADIES IN SHAKESPEARE (the play must be IDed)
TEAM PLAYERS (the sports team must be given)
"The New York Times: Columnists" (video clues given by said people)
WHAT'S THE MARTYR WITH YOU?
RECENT SPACE NEWS
YOU TUBA

Around the midway mark, Rountree finds one of the round's DDs under the $2,000 What's The Martyr clue with $4,400. The ladies are currently kicking his butt, as Cui now has $10,800 and Hankins is still ahead with $14,800. He bets face value, aka $2,000, on this:

This man whose feast day is December 26 was the 1st Christian Martyr; his story is told in the Acts of The Apostles.

"Who is John the Baptist?"...nope. It was Saint Stephens, dropping him to $2,400. Later on, with only eight clues to go and now with $1,200, he goes Daily Double Hunting...the other DD is found by Hankins under the $800 Recent Space News clue. She's now at $15,200, while Cui's at $13,600. Her wager is...$1,200.

In 2008 this country reached the moon with its Chandrayaan-1 Impact probe.

"What is India?"...right to go to $16,400, but she then loses $2,000 to an incorrect response on the last clue of this round under the $2,000 clue in the same category; the $800, $1,600 and $2,000 clues go unplayed as time expires.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,600

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Jean: $13,600
Elliott: $3,200
Susan: $14,400

CORYAT SCORES:

Jean: $13,600
Elliott: $5,200
Susan: $12,800

Like on "Wheel", we've got a great game going on between the women.

FJ! CATEGORY: #1 Hits of the 1970s.

In 2008 doctors said that, aptly, this Bee Gees song provides an ideal beat to follow.

ELLIOTT:
Response: "What is Staying Alive?" (I would've also gotten this one, too)
Wager: $3,100
Final score: $6,300

The champ...gives a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE with CPR, costing her $7,199, so she's at $6,401; she wagered this way to lock out Mr. Rountree. As for Hankins...she's right and with a $12,801 wager, she wins the title in a nice way with $27,201! Cui leaves with $16,200.

(The males have now lost **11** straight regular season games; that may be a record.)

Cash Cab: The week's first game is played by Sheila & Robin; they're taking a 40-block ride to the Walter Reade Theater.

$50 Round:
1. Donning a headdress and false beard, Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt was the first female ruler to assume what traditionally male title?
Guess: Emperor- STRIKE ONE (A: Pharoh)
2. Receiving a check for 17 cents in 1937, Ernest Ackerman became the first American to receive what benefit?
Guess: Social Security- YOU BET ($50)
3. What museum spent 10,000 pounds altering an exhibit to reflect the real-life breakup of Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston?
Guess: Madame Toussaint- RIGHT ($100)
4. Abbreviated K of C, what fraternal organization is only opened to Catholic men?
Street Shout-Out: They find their partner in Midtown West, and he says Knights of Columbus.
Guess: Knights of Columbus- RIGHT ($150)

$100 Round:
1. Meaning "bottoms" in Greek, what synonym for chasm is assoicated with the murky depths of the ocean?
Guess: Abyss- RIGHT ($250)
2. Providing a boost of adrenaline, what name-brand injection device has treated allergic reactions for over 20 years?
Guess: Eppy Pin- RIGHT ($350)
Final question: In response to Dairy Queen's Blizzard, McDonald's launched what ice cream treat in 1998?
Guess: Filly Flurry- ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE (A: McFlurry)

They wisely decide to take their $350 and run.

Not leaving with any money, however, are Dan & Alex; they fail to make it 32 blocks to the Woolworth Building, striking out in six questions (they got their last strike on an unsuccessful Mobile Shout-Out involving Dan's uncle, Stan).

A DOUBLE RIDE then comes Sam's way in the day's final game; he's trying to get to The 21 Club, 48 blocks away. He sweeps the $100 Round.

$200 Round:
1. Named after a type of French necktie, a lavalere is a small clip-on variety of what electronic device?
Guess: Microphone- YOU BET ($600)
2. Hot on the heels of Halloween, what November 1st holiday celebrates heavenly heroes of Christianity?
Guess: All Saints Day- RIGHT ($800)

$500 RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: On a standard IBM PC keyboard, the far left column features five command keys. Name four of the five commands.
Correct answers given: Escape, Control, Shift & Tab ($1,300)
Not said: Caps Lock

3. What versatile term can refer to a baby cockroach or a mythical forest maiden?
Guess: Nymph- RIGHT AGAIN ($1,500)
4. Coined by psychiatrist Frederick Von Aiden in 1913, what term refers to a dream in which you are aware you are dreaming?
Guess: Awake dream- STRIKE ONE (A: Lucid dream)

$400 Round:
1. Closely connected to a car's horsepower, what measure of rotational force is expressed in foot pounds?
Guess: Torque- RIGHT ($1,900)
2. Often causing bookish behavior, what specific form of Autism has been dubbed Little Professor Syndrome?
Guess: Sperger Syndrome- RIGHT ($2,300)
3. Established in 1998, what progressive pack group was formed to urge Congress to pass the Monica Lewinsky Scandal?
Guess: Move On.org- RIGHT AGAIN ($2,700)
4. Meaning "chief" in Turkish, what title is granted by the Sultan to high-ranking officials in the Ottoman Empire?
Mobile Shout-Out: He calls his friend Tony, who says Raja.
Guess: Raja- STRIKE TWO (A: Paja)
Final question: According to legend, Orson Welles downed 18 tube steaks in one sitting at what famous Hollywood hot dog stand?
Guess: Pink's- WIN!!! ($3,100)

Does he go for the Aflac Video Bonus?...











...YES!!! This means that should he answer this question correctly, he will be, by all measures, the new all-time top winner on this show with $6,200. Here it is:

$6,200 VIDEO BONUS: Located in Northwestern Utah, this barren region sports a salty surface perfectly seasoned for high-speed racing. Created from the residue of an ancient lake, what's the name of these centuries-old salt flats?

He goes with the Bonneville Salt Flats...























...HE'S THE NEW ALL-TIME BIGGEST WINNER ON THIS EMMY-WINNING CABLE GAME SHOW WITH $6,200!!!!!!!

(Note: This day has been coming for a while since a newspaper article that interviewed Ben Bailey talked about the record during one of their questions, but it didn't specifically say when the record-breaking episode would air nor who would win it. We got the answers to both questions today!)

Video Bonus: THE BIG GAME IN ITS ENTIRITY!!!

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Michael Roslin's game
Conclusion of Sam Keen Eddington's game

2 comments:

Octavarium64 said...
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Octavarium64 said...

Have you ever seen a worse set of supporters? I haven't, and this is why it's the DonD season finale.

What were Thomas' parents on? LSD? Crack? Dope? All three at the same time? There is no rational explanation for their disgusting behavior towards their own son on national television. I don't care if they were trying to shock sense into him, because as it turns out, the data used to "shock sense" was WRONG!

I could tell they were wimps when they pleaded for Thomas to take the deal at round 2, 144K. So what are you doing on the stage of a $1M game show, if you cannot control yourself over a mere 1/7 of that?

Here's the two offenses:

Mom, after round 5: There's no safety!OH, YES, THERE WAS!Dad, throughout the whole game: You take that deal!Either you're a hypnotist, you're on the stage, or your mind is lost on another planet.

Dad, after round 6: Your strategy has always been expected gain/expected loss. If you run into the 750,000, you're dropping to under 100,000. That's a loss of over 120,000 you're looking at, boy! Take it!Yeah? So what? That 120,000 loss means nothing until you look at the other side. The other side is a gain of 80,000 to 100,000, three times more often than the loss of 120,000. So your own stats are wrong!

Don't you dare lecture a mathematician when you know nothing about math. Especially when that mathematician is your own son.

You are just a weak hypocrite who thinks he's being a good father. And that is uncalled for on national television.

Is he worse than John? Possibly. But together, the bench is the worst bench assembled in the history of the show. I've got the show on tape if anyone wants to argue this point...until then, you now know why no more episodes of this game show are scheduled.