Friday, May 22, 2009

5/22/2009 Results

TPIR: Wrapping up a good week here, our first four players are Ricki Key, Adam Detrick, Margot Liteman from the Big Apple and Eric Dule. Behind Door #2 is today's first IUFB, soccer equipment (Manuela).

Ricki: $428
Adam: $300 (STAGE GARF)
Margot: $700
Eric: $625

ARP: $1,664

Margot plays Lucky $even for a Honda Element (Std., AT, Security, Tailgate)(Gwendolyn)...which she doesn't win, thanks to saying it's $28,500+. ARP: $22,781.

(Note: The practice where the first two Pricing Games are played before the first commerical break has been discontinued, at least for now.)

Trying to do much better is Frances Gerano from Morongo, CA and the second IUFB is a cell phone (Gwen).

Frances: $900
Eric: $1,250
Ricki: $848
Adam: $1,252

ARP: $1,280

Adam gets the next shot at the hot cash game we call Plinko, with today's SPs being modeled by Lanisha.

1. Bar gadget set
IS NOT: $40
PICK: 0- $45

2. Portable karaoke system
IS NOT: $49
PICK: 4- $40

3. Smoothie maker
IS NOT: $70
PICK: 0- $79

4. Cake knife
IS NOT: $25
PICK: 2- $35

The extra Plinko Chip is brought to him by Gwen.

1. $100 (Left)
2. $500 (Right)

The hot streak's over. $600's better than nothing, at least.

Coming on down sixth from the Marine Corps is Michael Johnson and the third IUFB from the Giant Price Tag is a washer/dryer (Lanisha).

Michael: $2,200
Frances: $1,250
Eric: $1,350
Ricki: BUCK

ARP: $958

Ricki plays Super Pushover for a trip to the French Riviera (Manuela at the audience screen; features a night tour of Cannes). Board:

510113765

She just pushes to $13,765...Fingers is mean on this show, but not that mean. She should've let just the 5 drop out, which makes the ARP $11,376.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Ricki ($958): WINS $1,000!
Margot ($1,664): 40 + Nickel = $.45
Adam ($1,920): 45 + Nickel = $.50

Does Ricki keep the week's Bonus Spin magic alive?...not with 45 cents.

Next up is Henry Martinez and the fourth IUFB is a Comfort Spa (Gwen).

Henry: $6,000 (STAGE WILLY)
Michael: $1,450
Frances: $4,500 (STAGE WILLY)

Eric: $1,250

ARP: $1,499

Michael plays Grocery Game (Lanisha) for a bed (Manuela) worth $5,531. Today's items are Scott paper towels, Voss water, Ken's Steak House Ranch dressing, Sue Bee honey and a box of Mike & Ike candy.

1. 10 Ranch dressings: $4.29 X 10 = WILLY OF THE CENTURY ($42.90)

The next one hoping to be a big winner is Sarah Gibson and the next IUFB behind the splitting sign is a Brunswick air hockey table (Gwen & Manuela).

Sarah: $675
Frances: $550
Eric: $482
Henry: $6,000 (STAGE WILLY #2)

ARP: $925

Sarah plays Gas Money for a Honda Accord LX (Lanisha). Board:

$26,933
$25,245
$23,960
$22,895
$21,705

She says it's $23,960...but it's her next pick of $21,705, meaning we have our second WIPEOUT of the day (and in a row, too). Rest of the board:

$23,960- $2,000
$26,933- $4,000
$25,245- $3,000
$22,895- $1,000

The last one hoping to prevent us from any kind of skunking is Shawn Bell and the day's final IUFB is designer shoes (Lanisha & Manuela). Eric's been here the whole show.

Shawn: $300 (STUPID BID)
Frances: $700
Eric: $390 (SUICIDE BID)
Henry: $500

ARP: $990

TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMEBER: Eric

Frances will hopefully be fast enough to save us in Race Game for an Ashley dinette (Gwen), a Craftsman riding lawn mower (Lanisha), a 60" Mitsubishi DLP HDTV (Lanisha & Manuela) and a ceramic grill (Manuela).

$980
$1,200
$1,598
$1,800

OPENING GUESSES:

Dinette: $1,800
Lawn mower: $1,598
HDTV: $1,200
Grill: $980

ALL WRONG- :33 LEFT

SECOND TRY:

Dinette: $1,200
Lawn mower: $1,800
HDTV: $1,598
Grill: $980

TWO RIGHT- :20 LEFT

FINAL TRY:

Dinette: $1,800
Lawn mower: $1,200
HDTV: $1,598
Grill: $980

SKUNKED!!!

She wins the HDTV at $1,598. Rest of the prices:

Dinette: $1,200
Lawn mower: $980
Grill: $1,800

She should've switched the lawn mower and the grill prices on her final try. I'm a bit surprised the skunking didn't happen the episode after George Diaz's big Tuesday.

I'd leave today's lineup alone.

Video Bonus: Some of today's DREADFUL Pricing Game action (which I thought was even worse than the Jack Wagner episode)

TODAY'S WIN AT HOME PRIZE: Sony Bravia 52" W Series HDTV

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Sarah ($925): 60 + Dime = $.70

Michael ($1,499): 30 + 20 = $.50
Frances ($2,588): WINS $1,000 AND SHOWCASE BERTH!

Let's see if Frances did better than Rikki in her Bonus Spin...nope, she did a bit worse, 30 cents.

The first Showcase has a Yamaha off-road motorcycle (Gwen), a Kawasaki jet ski (Lanisha at Door #1) and a Sea-Doo Challenger sport boat (Gwen).

FRANCES PASSES TO RIKKI; RIKKI BIDS $24,620 ON BOAT SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF

MY BID FOR BOAT SHOWCASE: $37,500

And now, Indy Car driver Sarah Fisher guest stars in today's other Showcase behind Door #2. She's wearing the first prize, an Indy 500 watch. Then, she offers a trip to the Indianapolis 500...and the all-new 2010 Honda InSight EX (Manuela)!

FRANCES BIDS $26,000 ON RACING SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR RACING SHOWCASE: $24,650

RIKKI'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $24,620
ARP: $35,096
DIFFERENCE: $10,476

FRANCES' SHOWCASE:
BID: $26,000
ARP: $26,615

DIFFERENCE: $615- WIN!

Frances wins $30,203 in cash and prizes.

Newlywed Game:

Friday's couples:

Keith & Denise (married four months)
Frank & Jessica (married 1 year, eight months)
Kirk & Erica (married just a month shy of one year)

Brad's Intro: "...who met her husband backstage at a Beach Boys concert"

ROUND 1:

1. What would your husband say is your most masculine body part- hands, feet, biceps or body hair?
2. Complete the following: "I wouldn't be surprised if my husband fakes being sick the next time we were invited to ______'s house."
3. If your husband ever gave you a free pass to sleep with a celebrity, who would you pick?

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Denise:
1. Biceps
2. Scott & Galia
3. Leonardo DiCaprio

Jessica:
1. Biceps
2. Ryan & Pam
3. Colin Farrell

Erica:
1. Feet
2. Alison
3. George Clooney

TRIP AT STAKE: Barbados (Almond Casurina Beach)

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Keith:
1. Biceps- MATCH (5)
2. Her mom- NO MATCH
3. Leonardo DiCaprio- MATCH (10)

Frank:
1. Biceps- MATCH (5)
2. Jason- NO MATCH
3. Colin Farrell- MATCH (10)

Kirk:
1. Feet- MATCH (5)
2. Alison & Adam- MATCH (10)
3. Justin Timberlake- NO MATCH

ROUND 2:

1. If you brought up the subject of an open marriage with your wife, she would get what- interested, embarrassed or a frying pan and hit you over the head with it?
2. Complete the following: "I'm a pretty confident guy, so please don't tell my wife that her skill at ______ completely intimidates me."

eHarmony.com Dimension (Passion): What was the first thing your wife did early on in the relationship to make it obvious she was really interested in you- introduce you to her friends and family right away, gave you something really special or seduce you like you have never been before?

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Keith:
1. Frying pan
2. Sleeping
BONUS: Seduce me

Frank:
1. Frying pan
2. Arguing
BONUS: Introduction to friends/family

Kirk:
1. Frying pan
2. Writing
BONUS: Introduction to friends/family

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Denise:
1. Embarassed- NO MATCH
2. Medical knowledge- NO MATCH

Jessica:
1. Frying pan- MATCH (20)
2. Arguing- MATCH (30)

Erica:
1. Embarassed- NO MATCH
2. Running- NO MATCH

20 POINT BONUS QUESTION RESPONSES:

Erica: Seduce him- OUT
Denise: Introduced him to friends/family- LOSE
Jessica: Give him something special- NO MATCH

Frank & Jessica are the only ones to get anything right in Round 2, so they win.

Consolation Prizes: NuWave oven and Cuisinart Griddler

The 1967 couple Tom & Glynene are hoping the third time's the charm to win a bonus prize on this version of the show.

TODAY'S BONUS PRIZE: Sony HD camcorder

GOLDYWED ROUND QUESTIONS:

1. After your first date, which one of you contacted the other to try to get a second date?
2. What's the most money your wife ever won at a casino in one day?
3. On a hot summer day, does your wife prefer to drive with the windows down, the air conditioning on, or both?
4. Of all the presents you received at your wedding, which does your wife currently use the most?
5. On a day-to-day basis, which of you uses more salty language?

TOM:
1. Myself
2. $2,500
3. Air conditioning
4. Pots & pans
5. Myself

GLYNENE:
1. Tom- MATCH (1)
2. $5,000- NO MATCH
3. Air conditioning- MATCH (4)
4. Teapot- NOT ACCEPTABLE
5. Tom- MATCH (9)

FRANK:
1. Myself
2. $200
3. Air conditioning
4. Cash
5. Myself

JESSICA:
1. Frank- MATCH (1)
2. $10- NO MATCH
3. Air conditioning- MATCH (4)
4. Everyday plates/dishes- NO MATCH
5. Myself- LOSE

Tom & Glynene finally win, 9-4!

WOF: Wrapping up a fine week here, our first Friday Toss-Up category is Food & Drink:

F O _ _ _ N E

C O _ K I E _

Javaid solves FORTUNE COOKIES for $1,000.

$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: MP9546627

Here are tonight's end-of-week contestants:

Javaid Siyal (Olympia, WA; originally from Pakistan)- Federal employee; has learned lots of American language by watching this version of the show
Kelsey Hunter (Houston, TX)- Texas A&M senior majoring in Communicatons and minoring in Journalism; hopes to get a future job in Nashville
Allison Osterberg (Cabot, AR)- City Hall paralegal

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Place:

_ T E _ M

_ O O M

Kelsey solves STEAM ROOM for $2,000.

After a trip to the Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur, CA worth $7,130 goes on the wheel, the Prize Puzzle Round category is Song Title. Kelsey immediately calls a dud in T. After a little bit of work, Allison loses $2,350 to a Bankrupt. After he buys four I's, Javaid calls three S's for the Wild Card, two H's for $1,200 and $1,500 total and we have...

_ H E N | I R I S H

E _ E S | _ R E

S _ I L I N G

...he solves the Bing Crosby classic WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING for the cash and the trip to Ireland from CheapoAir.com worth $7,500, a new total of ten grand in cash and trip.

DUD: T (Kelsey)
BANKRUPT: Allison

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: JT0017080

Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category is Phrase. Allison starts with four T's for the Spa & Salon Wish gift tag, but then loses it to a Bankrupt immediately; that's her second one of the night. Javaid later loses his Wild Card and $1,200 to a Bankrupt of his own. Kelsey next calls two H's for $7,000 and then buys one A and five E's to clean out the vowels; the board now reads...

_ E | H A _ E | T O

S T O P | _ E E T I N _

_ I _ E | T H I S

...and she solves WE HAVE TO STOP MEETING LIKE THIS for another $6,500 and $8,500 total.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Allison, Javaid)
FINAL UNWON JACKPOT: $9,700

IHOP Mystery Round category is Before & After and it's a big puzzle. Javaid starts with two N's for the California trip but then loses it right back to his second Bankrupt of the evening. Kelsey then calls four T's for $2,000 and buys three E's and six A's, but then spins Lose a Turn. Allison then puts up three H's for $1,350, a $300 D, four C's for another two grand and then purchases triple O's to finish off the vowel department for this round. Next, she calls four R's for another $2,400 and we have...

C H A R _ I E | A N D

T H E | C H O C O _ A T E

_ A C T O R _

_ A R R A N T _

...she solves CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY WARRANTY for her first $5,800.

LAT: Kelsey
BANKRUPT: Javaid

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

_ _ W | _ _ L H I

_ _ _ _ A

Javaid solves NEW DELHI INDIA to go to 13 large and increase his lead. Next category is Star & Role. After he calls four N's for $2,400, he calls a pair of H's for another grand but we then go to Speed-Up Mode...

_ _ _ E _ | _ _ _ _ S | A S

H A N N A H | _ _ N T A N A

...and the remaining consonants are worth $1,550 a pop. He then calls two M's...

M _ _ E _ | _ _ _ _ S | A S

H A N N A H | M _ N T A N A

...and he nails MILEY CYRUS AS HANNAH MONTANA to lock the match away with another $7,600 and $20,600 total in cash and trip! Kelsey leaves with $8,500 and Allison heads home with $5,800.

So far, $34,900 in cash and trip has been given away tonight.

PERFECT ROUND

Big Money Round: Can Javaid end the week with a season-tying fourth straight endgame win? Let's find out. He spins the N in WIN and the category is Place. Starting with:

_ _ _ _ _ _ E

_ L _ _ _

He calls C, M, P and O and gets...

_ _ _ _ _ _ E

C L _ _ M

...after saying LUGGAGE CLAIM initially late, he JUST BARELY BEATS THE BUZZER with BAGGAGE CLAIM (the judges had to review the tape just before the last break; Pat announces the final verdict in the closing segment)! That means that not only Kristin Nerron is going to be a bit more unhappy about her bonus round loss last Monday...











...Javaid becomes one of the last new owners of this- an Audi A4 2.0T Convertible worth $42,025, giving him $62,625 in cash and prizes!

WINNING ID FOR CONVERTIBLE: KS4090487

(Note: As a result of what happened tonight, the show ends in a way not seen since a 1995 episode taped at Disney World, I do believe- the contestant and his/her friends in their new car with the hosts near them as the credits roll!)

Video Bonus: "WOF" You Make the Call Moment 5/22

Don't Forget the Lyrics!: It's time to begin the last few weeks of this show's run. Tonight, Meat Loaf and daughter Pearl Aday are here to play for The Painted Turtle, one of the Hole in the Wall Camps for seriously ill children owned by the late Paul Newman. Their potential backup singing partners are friends Patti & Tracy.

PARTY SONGS
POP
TOP PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
MOTOWN
ROCK
CLASSIC ROCK
TV THEMES
1960s
R & B

1. CLASSIC ROCK (Pearl)
A: "Devil with a Blue Dress On" by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
B: "Jungle Love" by the Steve Miller Band
PICK: "Devil with a Blue Dress On"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 3

"She's got high heel shoes and __ _____ __"

They get on the board with "...an alligator hat".

2. POP (Meat Loaf)
A: "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
B: "Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
PICK: "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 3

"What you gonna do ___ ___ ___"

They double up for the first time with "...with your life".

3. TV THEMES (Pearl)
A: "Making Our Dreams Come True" from "Laverne & Shirley"
B: "Happy Days"
PICK: "Happy Days"
MISSING WORDS: 4


"There's nothing can hold me ___ _ ___ __"

They fill in the remainder with "...when I hold you".

4. PARTY SONGS (Meat Loaf)
A: "Having a Party" by Sam Cooke
B: "Shout, Part 1" by the Isley Brothers
PICK: "Shout, Part 1"
MISSING WORDS: 6


"And (Shout) Come on now (Shout)..."

They pretty much blank, so they call on their multiple choice backup:

A: "Don't forget to jump on in"
B: "Don't forget to take my hand"
C: "Don't forget to say you will"

They choose to lock in choice C and are now at the $25,000 mark. I personally thought they made a silly move by using a backup because on celebrity shows, the host usually helps the stars until they get to the $25,000 mark.

5. MOTOWN (Pearl)
A: "The Tears of a Clown" by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
B: "Just My Imagination" by The Temptations
PICK: "Just My Imagination"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 6

"To have a girl like her..."

They blank again, so this time they wisely call on Patti, who believes it's "...is truly a dream come true". That's what they lock in...and they now have $50,000.

6. ROCK (Meat Loaf)
A: "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" by Meat Loaf
B: "Cheap Sunglasses" by ZZ Top

PICK (what else?): "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 10

"But there ain't no __ __ ___ ___ ___ __, ___ __ __"

They nail "...way I'm ever gonna love you now, don't be sad" for $100,000!

7. TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS (Pearl)
A: "Breakdown"
B: "Don't Do Me Like That"
PICK: "Don't Do Me Like That"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 10

"Or you're gonna get hurt yourself..."

For the third time this evening, they draw a blank, so it's time for the two words backup. After coming up with an initial guess of "____ gonna tell you lies, cut you down to size", they fill in the first two words...

"...someone's gonna ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___"

...and they choose to lock the rest of it all in...which is right for $200,000!

8. 1960s (Meat Loaf)
A: "Pinball Wizard" by The Who
B: "Piece Of My Heart" by Janis Joplin

PICK: "Piece Of My Heart"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 10

"I've had enough, oh, but I'm..."

They knock "...gonna show you baby that a woman can be tough" out of the park for $350,000!

For $500,000: R & B (Pearl)
A: "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" by Stevie Wonder
B: "Rescue Me" by Fontella Bass
PICK: "Rescue Me"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 10

"Come on baby and rescue me, 'cause I need..."

They're confident on "...you by my side, can't you see that I'm lonely?", so they go for it...













"...you by my side, can't you see that I'm lonely?"

...$500,000 WILL BE GOING TO THE PAINTED TURTLE!!! No Million Dollar Song attempt for them, so as we spray the confetti for one of the last times ever on this show, they're now the fifth members of the $500,000 Club!

Jeopardy!: Justin Bernbach's challengers tonight to wrap up the week:

Lindsay Barnes (Charlottesville, VA!)- Journalist (this is a male contestant)
Deborah Charles (New Jersey)- Retired airline agent

Friday's opening subjects:

FAMOUS AMERICANS
THEIR FIRST TOP 10 SOLO HIT
NUMBER, PLEASE
HOW INVENTIVE
ABSOLUTE ADJECTIVES
"The New York Times: Technology"

At the opening timeout, the champ has $4,200 and a slight $800 over Charles; Barnes currently has 1/3 of the champ's score at the moment ($1,400). Just after the night's first Triple Stumper on the $400 How Inventive clue (which dealt with Sony's Walkman), Charles hits the Daily Double under its $800 clue. Now with $3,600, she wagers $900. For a slight lead:

Fashion designer Jacques Heim called his smallest style the atom; rival Louis Reard named his after this atoll.

"What is bikini?"...the lead is hers for now with $4,500! But it doesn't stay with her by the end of the round, as it now belongs to the champ with $5,800; she now has $4,700 and Barnes has $3,400.

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

DJ! Categories:

THE SUPER BOWL
THE DOLPHINS
THE GIANTS
THE JETS
THE "BUC"s
SOMEDAY THE SAINTS

We've got ourselves an NFL-themed board for this round. Just before halftime in this round, Bernbach finds the round's first DD under the $800 Jets clue with $12,200; Charles has $6,700 and is $100 ahead of Barnes for second. His wager is $3,200 on this:

Introduced in the 1980s, it's the Boeing jet whose digits add up to 20.

"What is the 767?"...that's the right plane to put him in Lock Game Territory for the moment with $15,400! Barnes finds the other DD on the next-to-last clue of the round, the $1,600 one under The Dolphins. He's currently at $11,800, again trailing Charles for second by $100; the champ's leading total is now $15,800. His wager is $3,000.

This research society has published the Dolphin Log for kids & the Calypso Log for adults.

"What is the Cousteau Society?"...that's $14,800! The final clue of the round proves to be a Triple Stumper.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,000
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,600
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $7,600

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Justin: $15,800
Deborah: $11,900
Lindsay: $14,800

CORYAT SCORES:

Justin: $13,400
Deborah: $11,800
Lindsay: $13,400


This has been a good week for competitive games.

FJ! CATEGORY: 20th Century Politics.

On September 23, 1952, some 60 million people, the largest TV audience to that time, tuned in for this live address.

Deborah Charles wrote down not a thing, costing her $4,500, so she's down to $7,400. Justin Barnes wrote down "What is the State of the Union"...I don't think so, and it costs him everything but a buck. The champ put down "What is the Checkers Speech?"...made famous by Richard Nixon, THAT IS RIGHT to retain the title with $29,700! Two-day total: $51,301.

Catch 21: This week wraps up with:

Abby (Southern California)- Advertising copywriter
Beaver Belt (originally from Wichita, KS)- Works in the mortgage/debt elimination business
Lance Russins (Cincinnati)- Bodyguard and a debt collector

OPENING CARDS IN ROUND 1:

Abby: QUEEN OF HEARTS
Beaver: 8 OF HEARTS
Lance: 9 OF SPADES

Lance gets the first question right to pass a 3 of Diamonds to Abby, then Beaver finishes her off after the second question by passing a King of Clubs to her.

3. This just in- what network calls itself "The Most Trusted Name in News"?

Lance: CNN- CORRECT (200)

CARD: 4 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO BEAVER (12)

4. What physical trait is shared by Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie & Barack Obama?

A: They're all over six feet tall
B: They're all brown-eyed
C: They're all left-handed

Lance: They're all left-handed- RIGHT AGAIN (300)

A 10 or face card will give him this round.

CARD: 10 OF SPADES- WIN (800)

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

Abby: 8 OF DIAMONDS
Beaver: 8 OF CLUBS
Lance: JACK OF HEARTS

Abby gets on the board with the first two questions, passing both a 7 of Spades and a 6 of Hearts to bust Lance.

3. What's the first name of the current Prince of Wales?

A: Harry
B: Charles
C: William

Beaver: William- NO
Abby: Charles- RIGHT AGAIN (300)

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

BEAVER:
4. KING OF SPADES (18)
5. KING OF DIAMONDS- ELIMINATED

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Abby: 2 OF CLUBS
Lance: 2 OF HEARTS

Here's the board now after the first two questions:

Abby: (2C)(8S) = 10
Lance: (2H)(5C) = 7

3. Built between 1506 and 1626, what did Guiness list as the largest church in the world until 1989?

A: St. Patrick's in New York
B: St. Mark's in Venice
C: St. Peters in Vatican City

Lance: St. Mark's- NO
Abby: St. Peters- RIGHT

CARD: 6 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO LANCE (13)

4. Smarty Jones, Street Sense and Ali Shiba are all names of what?

A: Rappers
B: WWE wrestlers
C: Kentucky Derby winners

Lance: Kentucky Derby winners- YOU BET

CARD: 3 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO ABBY (TIED at 13)

5. If Robin Hood got a snag in his tights, which might he use to stop it from spreading?

A: Baking powder
B: Clear nail polish
C: ???

Abby: Clear nail polish- RIGHT

To win, she must get an 8 or higher to show up next.

CARD: 4 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT AND FREEZES AT 17

LANCE:
6. ACE OF DIAMONDS (14)
7. 5 OF SPADES- WIN (19)

TRIPLE BLACKJACK: Lance has three Power Chips in play tonight.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: 2 OF DIAMONDS
HAND #2: 8 OF DIAMONDS
HAND #3: 10 OF HEARTS

1. KING OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #1 (12)

2. 6 OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (two left)

3. KING OF CLUBS; CHANGES THAT ALSO (one left)

4. JACK OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (18)

5. JACK OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (20)

6. 9 OF SPADES; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1,000); GOES ON

7. ACE OF HEARTS; HAND 3 CLEARED ($5,000)

He will...go for the $25,000.

8. QUEEN OF DIAMONDS (no Power Chips left)

If this next card is a 3, he's the season's second $25,000 winner. If it's an Ace or a Deuce, we keep playing. Otherwise, more's the pity...













9. 9 OF HEARTS- OOPS!!!

...FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK AND THIRD TIME OVERALL, WE HAVE A $5,000 TRIPLE BLACKJACK LOSS. Darn. Finally, we get some really gutsy players on this show, but they've been picking the wrong days to go the distance. Lance leaves with the base $1,000 as a result.

Cash Cab: We begin the day on a sour note when Megan & Hillary strike out and lose $300 in seven questions while trying to make it 41 blocks up 3rd Avenue; both of their Shout-Outs resulted in failures.

Alex & Howard then take a 40-block journey to 9th & 51st.

$50 Round:
1. At the time of its 1950 launch, what well-known credit card was accepted at 14 establishments, all NYC restaurants?
Guess: American Express- STRIKE ONE (A: Diner's Club)
2. A popular cure for Myopia, what surgery of the cornea has been nicknamed Flap & Zap?
Guess: Laser eye surgery- CORRECT ($50)
3. On April 14, 1865, what D.C. theatre presented an ill-fated performance of the comedy "Our American Cousin"?
Guess: Ford's Theatre- RIGHT ($100)
4. Reflecting its complicated past, what country has 11 official languages?
Guess: South Africa- RIGHT ($150)

$100 Round:
1. A popular pseudoscience, what blend of mysticism & mellergy was Isaac Newton's favorite academic field?
Guess: Alchemy- RIGHT ($250)
2. Invaded by the Japanese during WWII, Attu & Kiska are links in what Alaskan island chain?
Guess: The Aleutian Islands- RIGHT ($350)
3. Named for a massive American bird, what covert CIA operation is suspected of ousting the Chilean government in the '70s?
Guess: Condor- RIGHT ($450)
4. Flash-frozen with liquid nitrogen, what small, spherical treats are billed as the ice creat treat of the future?
Guess: Tapioca- STRIKE TWO (A: Dipping Dots)

Final question for $200: A symbol of American independence, the Gadsden Flag depicts a coiled rattlesnake alongside what defiant, four-word caption?
Guess: Don't Turn On Me- WIN ($650)

They then proceed to the Video Bonus for $1,300.

VIDEO BONUS: In 1963, this European landmark was draped with banners to prevent JFK from catching a glimpse of East Berlin. Now a symbol of German unification, what's the name of this world-famous gate?

With not much hesitation, they lock in the Brandenburg Gate...good for $1,300!

These three play the week's last game- Doug, Maggie & Eileen. They're trying to get to a spot at Broadway & Thomas St., 40 blocks away...they do, but strike out at the last possible moment thanks to a botched Street Shout-Out.

Millionaire (this show will be in reruns for the next two weeks after this episode):

Game 1
Game 2

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