TPIR: Tuesday's show begins with Maya Salazar, David Olson from the Navy, Robyn Sadow and George Diaz. The opening IUFB is located behind the splitting sign, and it's a Pearl drum/cymbal set (Lanisha playing said prize, while Rachael continuously plays a cowbell through this entire IUFB!).
George, a Navy worker from Coronado, CA (but does his duty in San Diego), can now win a nice, red martini bar set (Rachael)...or an even nicer, red Jeep Compass (Std., Paint, #26E, Rallye, Stereo, Prot)(Gwendolyn; both prizes behind Door #2) playing Any Number. First number in the price of the Jeep is 2.
1. 7- Bar set ($ 7 _ _)
2. 3- JEEP ($ 2 _ , 3 _ _)
3. 6- JEEP ($ 2 _ , 3 6 _)
4. 8- Bar set ($ 7 8 _)
5. 4- JEEP ($ 2 4 , 3 6 _)
6. 5- Pricey Ziffel ($ 5 . _ _)
7. 1- WINS JEEP!!! ($24,361)
That's a Broken Fingers moment right there! At first, I thought that Jeep was going to be $24,380. When I saw that 6 pop up in the Jeep price, I thought for sure it was $24,365. Anyway, the bar set cost $789 and that dreaded pig was worth five bucks and two dimes today. Fantastic win by George!
(Paint/fabric protection for Jeep Compasses apparently now costs $281, down from its previous $300.)
Valarie Harper comes on down fifth and the second IUFB is camping equipment (Rachael at Door #3).
All have overbid.
Maya plays One Right Price for an arcade dartboard game (Gwen) and some handbags and a scarf (Lanisha). Maya then tells Rachael to place today's ORP of $2,799 on the designer stuff...we now have two winners in a row! The game was $3,460.
The next potential winner is Andrea Zats and the third IUFB behind the rising sign is a glass door refrigerator (Gwen).
Valarie plays Check Out for a trip to Belgium (Lanisha at Door #3; includes a tour where you can make and taste your own chocolates & pralines) worth $8,978. Today's items are flour tortillas, Sunsweet Ones prunes, Lady Speed Stick deodorant, Clorox 2 and Blue Star ointment.
TOTAL GUESS: $23.74
ACTUAL TOTAL: $25.05
DIFFERENCE: $1.31- WIN!
We have a perfect first half!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Maya ($6,943): 15 + 80 = $.95
Valarie ($10,677): 30 + 75 = OVER
George ($27,082): WINS $1,000 AND SHOWCASE BERTH!
Can George continue his roll with his Bonus Spin...YES FOR ANOTHER $25,000!!! He now has $53,082 in cash and prizes and could become the season's highest winner in today's Showcase! Outstanding show so far!
Next up is Manish Quimie and the fourth IUFB on the turntable is a Dell computer system (Lanisha).
Robyn will try to keep today's really hot streak going in Double Prices for a Sony 40" HDTV w/ a media console and an iPod (Gwen & Rachael at Door #2). All of that is either $2,955 or $3,748. I say $3,748 and she agrees...winning streak's still alive!
Coming out of the mob next is Windra Stone and the fifth IUFB is a model train set (Gwen at Door #3).
David makes another good thing happen on what has been a great day so far- nobody goes to the First Four Breakfast Club today! He now plays Make Your Move for a Black and Decker blender (Rachael), an Ashley dinette (Rachael) and a catameran (Lanisha at Door #2). Board:
I'm afraid that...THE WINNING STREAK'S OVER. I had them all right- the blender was $50, the dinette was $465 and the catameran was $4,795.
Rich then shows up on our screens to call on Mary Ann Weiss and the final IUFB is a Nintendo Wii package (Lanisha & Rachael).
Manish: $649 (SUICIDE BID)
Windra now tries to go through the More or Less gauntlet for an electric grill marked at $350 (Gwen), Clinique makeup supplies marked at $825 (Rachael), a scooter marked at $2,850 (Rachael) and behind Door #3...a Pontiac G6 (Lanisha) marked at $21,450. She says More on the grill ($599), but not on the cosmetics, which are actually $1,015, so she wins just the grill and David's now off the hook. I believe the scooter was More too, and the car was Less, since I believe it's still $20,295.
My lineup today:
1. Make Your Move
2. Any Number
3. Check Out
4. Double Prices
5. One Right Price
6. More or Less
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
David ($1,232): $.75
Windra ($1,439): $.95
Robyn ($5,256): 60 + 45 = OVER
Windra's the one to face George in the Showcase.
The first Showcase has a Daniels Wood Land treehouse (Rachael at Door #1 inside one of the former trip green screens), a trip to San Francisco (Gwen at the audience screen; features tickets to the California Academy of Sciences) and a trip to Brazil (Gwen at the audience screen).
GEORGE PASSES TO WINDRA; WINDRA BIDS $14,500 ON TRIPS SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIPS SHOWCASE: $17,150
For George, we have a complete TOTO bathroom (Gwen at Door #2), a Great Lakes Spa (Rachael at Door #3), a Ligna bedroom (Lanisha at Door #1) and a Honda motorcycle (Rachael). Remember, the total for George to beat to become the season's highest winner is $79,897, set by Taylor Randall back on November 3, 2008.
GEORGE BIDS $16,500 ON FURNITURE/MOTORCYCLE SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY
MY BID FOR FURNITURE/MOTORCYCLE SHOWCASE: $30,500
Does Windra somehow overbid or underbid even more on her Showcase?...
...YES, BECAUSE HER SHOWCASE ARP WAS $34,259, A DIFFERENCE OF $19,759- THAT MEANS GEORGE DIAZ HAS DONE IT; HE'S NOW THE BIGGEST WINNER OF SEASON 37 SO FAR WITH $82,352 IN CASH AND PRIZES!!!!!
Video Bonus: George's Big Day!
WOF: Tuesday's first Toss-Up category is Place:
O _ _ H E S _ R A
S E A T _
Kamini solves ORCHESTRA SEATS for $1,000.
$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: MS2218213
Kamini Maitlall (Orlando, FL)
Courtney Sanford (Zachary, LA)- Stay-at-home mom
Brad Halleck (Colorado Springs, CO)- Operations specialist for a NASA management company
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Person:
_ | _ _ E _ T U R E
_ _ | _ _ _ _ _
Kamini solves A CREATURE OF HABIT to triple up.
A trip to Florence & Rome from EZ Italy worth $6,600 appears on the wheel and the Prize Puzzle Round category is What Are You Doing? Kamini immediately picks up that trip with two N's. After she later calls the S's, we have...
_ I S _ E N I N G
_ _ | _ I _ E
_ E G G _ E | _ _ S I _
...she solves LISTENING TO LIVE REGGAE MUSIC for another $1,300, the Italy trip and a trip to the Superclubs Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club in Jamaica worth $5,200, a new total of $16,100 in cash and trips!
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: KB9219442
Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category is Same Name. Courtney starts this round with two R's for $1,000 but then the first dud of the night with L. Brad also duds out with S. Kamini then calls a $500 T, buys two A's and an E, then calls two K's for $1,200 and buys a pair of O's. The board now reads:
K A R A T E | &
_ O R K
_ _ O _
She then solves KARATE & PORK CHOP to go to $17,100.
DUDS: L (Courtney), S (Brad)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,800
IHOP Mystery Round category is Quotation. Brad hits Bankrupt after starting with a $400 T. A little later, after buying a whopping nine A's, Kamini calls three G's for $2,700. She then buys two O's and the E, then calls two R's for another $600 and buys the pair of I's to clean out the vowels. Next up is a $400 M but then a Lose a Turn hit, putting her perfect record in jeopardy.
Courtney next calls two L's for the Wild Card but then loses it immediately to the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge. Brad then calls two F's for a grand and we have...
A | L O N G | T I M E
A G O | I N | A
G A L A _ _ | F A R
F A R | A _ A _
...he solves the classic "Star Wars" quote A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY to get on the board.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Brad, Courtney)
$3,000 Toss-Up category is Phrase:
E _ _ _ Y B O _ Y
S _ _ | _ H E _ S E
Kamini sweeps the Toss-Ups with EVERYBODY SAY CHEESE, putting her at $20,100! Next category is Landmark. She starts with a $600 T, a $500 S, buys the E but then spins Bankrupt to lose $850. Courtney then puts up a trio of R's for $900 and buys a pair of A's, then calls a $500 Y and we have...
_ E _ | Y _ R _ ' S
_ E _ T R A _ | _ A R _
...and she's on the board with NEW YORK'S CENTRAL PARK for $1,150.
Next category is Things. Courtney begins with two S's for $1,800 and buys six E's, but then buys a dud vowel in A. Brad then calls two N's for $600, two R's for another $1,800, a $400 V and buys three O's to finish off this round's vowels. He then calls a $350 B but we then go to Speed-Up Mode...
N E V E R - B E _ O R E -
S E E N | _ _ O _ O S
...and the remaining letters are worth $1,700 apiece. He next calls an F but blanks. Kamini then calls the T...
N E V E R - B E F O R E -
S E E N | _ _ O T O S
...and solves NEVER-BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS to seal the win with $21,800 in cash and trips! Courtney leaves with $1,150 and Brad gets a non-goosegged $1,000.
So far, $23,950 in cash and trips has been given away this evening.
DUD: A (Courtney)
Big Money Round: Kamini's a good player; let's see if she can really top off her night here. She spins the A in GAME and the category is Phrase. Starting with:
_ _ T | _ _
_ _ _ N _ S
She calls C, B, D and O and gets...
O _ T | O _
B O _ N D S
...her brain isn't OUT OF BOUNDS here, so she scores a $30,000 touchdown and goes home with $51,800 in cash and trips!
At the end, we see how the new iPhone "Wheel of Fortune" game works (also one of tonight's sponsors) and Pat holds one in his hands!
Jeopardy!: Susan Hankins' first pair of challengers:
Cynthia Reedy (Norway, ME)- Science/French teacher
Andy Davis (South Boston, MA)- Chyron operator
Tonight's first six subjects:
A POTENT POTABLE TOUR
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR (a year and an athlete are given on each clue, and the contestants have to ID the sports personality)
HYBRID POODLES (the other dog breed must be IDed on each clue)
At the first break, Davis' ahead with $5,400; the champ has $2,200 and Reedy has $1,400. Davis later finds the night's first Daily Double under the $1,000 Potent Potable Tour clue with seven grand now; the champ's now up to $3,200. His wager is half his bank on this:
If you like big beer gardens, head for the Hirschgarten in this German city; it seats about 8,000.
"What is Munich?"...gets him to $10,500! At round's end, he's at $11,100, while Hankins stands at five grand and Reedy's at $4,400.
RETURNING CHAMPION UPDATE: We then check on what the show's most memorable contestant, Ken Jennings has been doing; he's written two books so far and is now working on his third.
IN THE BO-"D" (each correct response starts with a D)
THE MUSICAL '80s
HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
EDIBLE COMMON BONDS
LOOK OUT FOR PIRATES!
FROM E TO SHINING E (each correct response starts and ends with E)
Reedy closes out the round's first category, In the Bo-"D", with the first DD of the round; she's at $6,400 and leads the champion by $200 for second place; Davis now has $11,900. Her wager is face value ($2,000) on this clue told by Sarah from the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, NY:
Imaging done at Brookhaven shows a change in a drug addict's ability to respond to this neurotransmitter, responsible for feelings of pleasure and reward.
Good thing she didn't make it a True Daily Double here, because she blanks. It was dopamine, dropping her to $4,400. Later, with two categories to go, here are the scores now:
Left are Edible Common Bonds and Look Out For Pirates.
SUSAN PICKS $400 EDIBLE COMMON BONDS CLUE:
Mung, snap, string
Andy: "What is bean?"- RIGHT ($16,300); $800 EDIBLE COMMON BONDS CLUE
Pot, rolled, rib
Susan: "What are roasts?"- RIGHT ($17,400); MIDDLE CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
Florentine, Scotch, Sardou
FIRST TRIPLE STUMPER OF THE NIGHT: Egg dishes
$1,600 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY:
Florentine, Snickerdoodle, Snap
Cynthia: "What are cookies?"- YOU BET ($7,200); FINAL EDIBLE COMMON BONDS CLUE
Rolled, steel-cut, scotch
Susan: "What are oats?"- RIGHT ($19,400)
$400 CLUE IN LOOK OUT FOR PIRATES:
In 2008 pirates twice boarded ships at Port-Au-Prince in this country.
Andy: "What is Haiti?"- CORRECT ($16,700)
In 2008, pirates boarded a yacht anchored off this French island-- where's Napoleon when you need him?
Andy: "What is Alba?"- INCORRECT ($15,900)
Susan: "What is Corsica?"- RIGHT ($20,200)
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE #2! Her wager is $1,500.
In November 2008 pirates based in this East African nation captured a Saudi Arabian oil tanker & demanded $25 Million.
"What is Somalia?"...right to move to $21,700!
Modern pirates are known to attack with automatic weapons & RPGs, these.
Susan: "What are rocket-propelled grenades?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($23,300)
FINAL CLUE THIS ROUND:
The International Maritime Bureau advises ships in this gulf just south of Yemen to keep 24-hour piracy watches.
Susan: "What is the Gulf of Eden?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($25,300)
DJ! LACH TRASH: $1,200
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
A great game for the second night in a row.
FJ! CATEGORY: Famous Americans.
Ayn Rand wrote to him, "I felt that 'The Fountainhead' had not quite completed its destiny until I had heared from you about it".
Response: "Who was F.L. Wright?"
Final score: $7,200
Davis...also gets Wright and risked...$13,899, taking him to $29,799. As for the champ...
...she put down Ernest Hemingway instead and lost $6,501, meaning Andy Davis has finally ended the curse for the male contestants during regular competition! Hankins leaves with $29,201.
Scott Shark (Mamaroneck, NY)- L.A. personal assistant
Sheila Kelahert (L.A.; originally from Texas)- Firefighter
Josh Didenato (L.A.)- Karaoke geek
ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:
Scott: 7 OF CLUBS
Sheila: 7 OF DIAMONDS
Josh: 9 OF SPADES
1. The Doobie Brothers, The Pointer Sisters or The Righteous Brothers- which group's members are related?
Josh: The Pointer Sisters- CORRECT (100)
CARD: 9 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO SHEILA (16)
2. What co-host of "The View" wrote The New York Times best-selling children's book "Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog"?
A: Barbara Walters
B: Joy Behar
C: Elizabeth Hasselbeck
Sheila: Joy Behar- CORRECT (100)
CARD: 5 OF DIAMONDS- WINS ROUND 1 & VACUUM (600)
ROUND 2 OPENING CARDS:
Scott: 4 OF DIAMONDS
Sheila: 10 OF SPADES
Josh: 6 OF HEARTS
Scott gets on the board right away in this round but makes a questionable call by keeping a 9 of Hearts. It works out for him, though, as Scott then gets the next question right to keep a 7 of Spades and freeze at 20 (with 200 points). A question later, we have:
Sheila: (10S)(4S) = 14 (600)
Josh: 6 OF HEARTS (200)
4. Which power couple strips down to their bloomers for Armani's 2009 underwear campaign?
Sheila: Victoria Beckham and her husband- NOT ACCEPTABLE (earlier this round, she got zapped for not giving the exact U.S. Women's Olympic Volleyball Team's name)
Josh: David & Victoria Beckham- RIGHT (300)
CARD: 4 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (10)
5. In Glamour's "Do's & Dont's", a majority of readers say men should copy what female grooming ritual?
A: Shaving their legs
B: Waxing below the belt
C: Tattoing eyebrows
Sheila: "What is waxing below the belt?"- CORRECT (700)
CARD: 10 OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PASSED TO JOSH (20)
6. You can bet your bottom dollar that what red-headed musical orphan made the best of her "Hard Knock Life"?
Sheila: "Annie"- RIGHT AGAIN (800)
CARD: 5 OF CLUBS, WHICH BUSTS JOSH
7. JACK OF CLUBS- JOSH ELIMINATED
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:
Scott: 2 OF DIAMONDS
Sheila: 4 OF HEARTS
1. What historic queen pioneered the trend for wearing elborate, sky-high hairdos?
A: Catherine the Great
B: Elizabeth I
C: Marie Antionette
Scott: "What is Marie Antoinette?"- CORRECT
CARD: 6 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (8)
2. In October 2008, which actor made the surprise announcement that he was quitting acting to become a rapper?
Scott: Joaquin Phoenix- RIGHT AGAIN
CARD: 6 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (14)
3. For the majority of its TV run, "M*A*S*H" aired at 2100 hours Eastern Time, which is what in civilian time?
A: 8 PM
B: 9 PM
Sheila: 9 PM- CORRECT
To win, Sheila must get anything higher than a 7 to show up...
CARD: 8 OF DIAMONDS- WIN!
...there it is!
TRIPLE BLACKJACK: Three Power Chips go to Sheila for tonight's big money round.
HAND #1: JACK OF DIAMONDS
HAND #2: 6 OF SPADES
HAND #3: 10 OF DIAMONDS
1. 4 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (14)
2. KING OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (20)
3. ACE OF HEARTS; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1,000)
4. 3 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (13)
5. ACE OF DIAMONDS; HAND #3 CLEARED ($5,000); GOES ON
6. 10 OF CLUBS (two left)
7. JACK OF HEARTS (one left)
8. KING OF SPADES (no Power Chips left)
If this next card is an 8, she will become the season's second $25K winner and tie the show's winnings record. If it's higher than an 8, more's the pity. Anything else and she will have a decision to make...
9. 5 OF HEARTS (18)
Believe it or not...she's going for broke! This last card will make or break her; it's gotta be a 3 or else...
FINAL CARD: JACK OF CLUBS
...BUT IT'S A JACK, MEANING AFTER NEVER HAVING ONE IN THE FIRST SEASON, WE HAVE A $5,000 BONUS ROUND LOSS FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK. Darn. She'll have to settle for $1,599 in cash and vacuum.
Cash Cab: Tuesday's opening game is played by Alina & Mona, who attempt to make it to Zaibar's, 30 blocks away. They laugh quite a bit during the game...but what's not funny is that they strike out in just five questions.
Jeb & Troy then try to make it to one of the places host Ben Bailey really likes, the Gotham Comedy Club. They have to make it 33 blocks.
1. Refusing to play second fiddle to Las Vegas, what Nevada tourist destination bills itself as the "Biggest Little City in the World"?
Guess: Reno- CORRECT ($50)
2. Courting pizza-crazed college kids, what brand of pre-baked crusts did Eugene Dichristopher toss on the market in 1988?
Guess: DiGiorno- STRIKE ONE (A: Boboli)
3. Stuck in a Soviet Era, the Russian airline Aeroflot still displays a logo of a hammer and what farming implement?
Guess: Sickle- RIGHT ($100)
4. Often used when hanging pictures, what beams inside a wall are located using magnets, electronics or trial & error?
Guess: Stud- RIGHT ($150)
1. Featuring over 125,000 pegs, what classic, glow-in-the-dark toy was recently used to recreate Da Vinci's "Last Supper"?
Guess: Lite-Brite- RIGHT ($250)
2. Spelled with double Ks, Cornfield County was the catchy backdrop for what down-home country music variety show?
Guess: "Hee-Haw"- RIGHT ($350)
3. Based in Clifton, NJ, what home bedding and stuff retailer filed for bankruptcy last year?
Guess: Linens & Things- RIGHT ($450)
4. 50/50 in both name and profits, the Namdeb is the joint venture between the De Beers diamond company and what African nation?
Guess: Nambia- RIGHT AGAIN ($550)
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: In its first year, The Big Band & Jazz Hall of Fame honored five musical performers and band leaders. Name four of them.
They only get Louis Armstrong. The others were Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman & Ella Fitzgerald.
Final question for $200: Often still in platinum, what small, reusing car component can be ruined by leaded gasoline?
Guess: Catalytic converter- WIN ($750)
They now go for $1,500 with this Aflac Video Bonus:
VIDEO BONUS: This South American variety of alligator is fending off the advances of an overly familiar anaconda. With a name resembling a Caribbean island chain, what is this freshwater reptile?
Also the name of a Porsche automobile, they know it's the Cayman for $1,500!
Trying to get to a witch's bakery located at 9th Ave. & 16th St. last are Mark, Mary & Ann. They have to outlast 50 blocks...but they lose $350 at the end of the $100 Round; they were unsuccessful on both of their Shout-Outs.