Thursday, May 28, 2009

5/28/2009 Results- J! SIX-TIME CHAMPION ALERT

TPIR: Let's begin this episode with Violet Burch, Michael Sanford from Lehigh University, Rebecca Stillman and Laura Bage. Today's opening IUFB is behind the splitting sign and it's water ski equipment (Amber). As of this episode, the ARP envelopes for the IUFBs, Showcases, etc. are brand-new; today's first one is in green.

Laura: $1,200
Rebecca: $1,201
Michael: $1,250

Violet: $1,450

ARP: $1,665

Roses are red, violets are blue, but this Violet will be playing Cover Up for something that hasn't offered since 1992- a Mitsubishi Lancer DE (Std., CVT, AC/Power)(Rachael at Door #3). The opening dud price is $29,521. Board:

First number: 1 or 3?
Second number: 0, 2 or 7?
Third number: 0, 1, 2 or 7?
Fourth number: 3, 4, 6, 8 or 9?
Last number: 0, 2, 3, 5, 7 or 8?

First guess is $17,290...first three numbers are right. Second guess is $17,265...the 5 is right. Her final guess is $17,285...Fingers gets the win she was hoping for here! The first Mitsubishi offered on this show since the early '90s gets won today!

(The reason why I didn't blog yesterday's episode? Another Winless Show. That win breaks a 10-game winless streak.)

Rich immediately then calls on Radha-Krishnam Dorasami and the second IUFB is a selection of Marc Jacobs sunglasses (Lanisha & Rachael; blue envelope).

Radha-Krishnam: $1,500
Laura: $800
Rebecca: $925
Michael: $200


ARP: $542

Michael plays Side By Side for a queen bed (Amber at Door #2). Board:

54
97

You bet he wins this one with $5,497! And he then runs up on the bed to get a kiss from Amber!

Coming on down sixth is Christine Ferris from Colorado and the third IUFB is a palm tree hammock (Amber at Door #2; yellow envelope that doesn't have a checkerboard layout).

Christine: $1,960
Radha-Krishnam: $600
Laura: $601
Rebecca: BUCK

ARP: $1,500

Laura plays Clock Game for a seven-piece dining set (Lanisha) and a pair of patio heaters (Rachael; both behind Door #3). If she wins both of those, she'll also win $1,000 and a Bull BBQ. The price of the dinette was $723. She begins with $1,200, then $600...$700...$1,000...$800...$750...$725...$715...and one ups from there to win it within 15 seconds. The price of the heaters was $518. Her opening bid is $1,100, then she goes with $500...$700...$600...$525...$510...and one ups from there to win everything with 4.5 left! That's a perfect first half!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Laura: 15 + 50 = $.65
Michael: $.85
Violet: 15 + 50 = $.65

Michael goes to the Showcase.

Hoping to be the day's next winner is Aaron Robbins and the fourth IUFB is a ping pong table (Amber & Lanisha; green envelope).

Aaron: $968
Rebecca: $600
Christine: $599 (STUPID BID)
Radha-Krishnam: $925

ARP: $640

Rebecca completes the First Four Sweep and plays Easy As 1-2-3 for a washer/dryer (Rachael), designer shoes (Lanisha) and a home theatre system (Amber).

#1- Home theatre (originally had the shoes here)
#2- Shoes (originally had the home theatre here)
#3- Washer/dryer

Prices:

Home theatre: $3,190
Shoes: $1,645
Washer/dryer: $2,998

Well, she never had it right. That was probably one of the toughest setups in this game's history.

Next up is Joshua Sanford and the next IUFB behind the rising sign is a fireplace (Rachael; yellow envelope).

Joshua: $1,359
Christine: $1,999
Radha-Krishnam: $1,765
Aaron: $2,000

ARP: $1,999, so Christine wins a $500 bonus!

She now plays Pocket Change for a Pontiac G3 (Std., AT, Pref., ALB)(Lanisha at Door #3; the zoom-in shot doesn't get used today). First number is 1.

REMAINING NUMBERS IN PLAY: 0, 3, 5, 6 & 9

SECOND NUMBER:
1. 6- YOU BET ($ 1 6 , _ _ _)

THIRD NUMBER:
1. 9- YES INDEED ($ 1 6, 9 _ _)

FOURTH NUMBER:
1. 3- RIGHT AGAIN ($ 1 6 , 9 3 _)

LAST NUMBER:
1. 0- EXACTA!!!! ($16,930)

THAT'S THE FIRST PERFECT WIN IN THIS GAME IN FOUR YEARS (and just the fourth ever)!!!

(She needed this car badly- her previous car had 200,000 miles on it and broke down recently! Drew mistakenly called the Pontiac a G6 late in the game.)

Video Bonus: Pocket Change Perfection

Today's final player is Sylvia and the final IUFB from the clam is a selection of camcorders (Amber; blue envelope).

Sylvia: $750
Radha-Krishnam: $599
Aaron: $700
Joshua: $751

ARP: $660

Radha-Krishnam plays Pick a Pair for a trip to Venice (Rachael at Door #3) worth $9,072. The groceries are a small bottle of V8 juice, Breyer's strawberry ice cream, NesQuik mix, Sunsweet Ones, beauty wedges and a small box of Animal Crackers. His opening selection is the ice cream, which is $4.49. He then finds the other one with the NesQuik! That's the second 5 out of 6er this week!

My lineup today:

1. Cover Up
2. Easy As 1-2-3
3. Pick a Pair
4. Side By Side
5. Clock Game
6. Pocket Change

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Rebecca: 60 + 70 = OOPS
Radha-Krishnam: Dime + 85 = $.95
Christine: 90 + $1 = OVER

Radha-Krishnam gets the Top Winner spot in today's Showcase.

Today's first Showcase has outdoor furniture (Amber at Door #2), an outdoor kitchen island (Rachael at Door #1) and a trip to the Amazon (Lanisha at the audience screen).

RADHA-KRISHNAM PASSES TO MICHAEL; MICHAEL BIDS $21,000 ON OUTDOORS SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR OUTDOORS SHOWCASE: $32,733

Radha-Krishnam's Showcase is about home improvements. First, take out that old TV and VCR and replace it with a 46" Samsung LCD HDTV (which plays a clip of George Diaz's $25,000 Showcase Showdown #1 win!) and a TiVo HD (Rachael at Door #3). Second, replace your Apple MacIntosh computer with a new Apple iMac computer system (Lanisha). Finally, replace an aging car (like Christine just did earlier) with this new Scion xB (Std., Mats, Stereo, WCovers, Springs)(Amber at Door #3).

RADHA-KRISHNAM BIDS $24,000 ON CAR SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR CAR SHOWCASE: $21,150

MICHAEL'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $21,000
ARP: $21,752
DIFFERENCE: $752!

Is Radha-Krishnam the season's ninth Double Showcase Winner?...














...no, because the ARP of his car showcase was $24,305, but he's still today's champion with $34,037 in prizes! Michael leaves with $6,039 in bed and sunglasses.

Newlywed Game: Here are today's couples on the next-to-last episode of the season:

Ed & Gina
John & Karla (married three months)
Clint & Denise (married four months)

Brad's Intro: "...who said she finally met her match with her husband"

ROUND 1:

1. If your husband were a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor, which of the following would he be- Chubby Hubby, Karmel Sutra, Half-Baked or Cinnamon Buns?
2. In which state other than the one you currently live in have the two of you made the most whoopie?
3. What one specific item of clothing does your husband wear frequently that you hate?

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Gina:
1. Chubby Hubby
2. Florida
3. Camouflage sweats

Karla:
1. Karmel Sutra
2. California (L.A.)
3. Basketball shorts

Denise:
1. Half-Baked
2. Florida
3. Tanktop T-shirts

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

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Ed:
1. Karmel Sutra- NO MATCH
2. Florida- MATCH (5)
3. Camouflage sweatpants- MATCH (10)

John:
1. Cinnamon Buns- NO MATCH
2. North Carolina- NO MATCH
3. Striped shirt- NO MATCH

Clint:
1. Half-Baked- MATCH (5)
2. Florida- MATCH (10)
3. Leather coat- NO MATCH

ROUND 2:

1. Complete the following: "When my wife is stressed out, I can make her forget her troubles by" what- giving her a foot massage, doing something outrageous to make her laugh or getting her in bed?
2. Complete the following: "The last time I went to bed angry was because my wife and I were fighting about ______."

eHarmony.com Dimension (Sociability): How would your wife complete this- "The only person my husband likes hanging out with more than me is ______."

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Ed:
1. Outrageous to make her laugh
2. Pretending I was sleeping while she asked me to get her cell phone
BONUS: Little baby girl Anna

John:
1. Getting her in bed
2. Hanging out with the boys too late
BONUS: My boy Delvon

Clint:
1. Getting her in bed
2. Missing cousin's 40th birthday party
BONUS: Brother Rich

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Gina:
1. Outrageous to make her laugh- MATCH (20)
2. Tried to be spontaneous- NO MATCH

Karla:
1. Outrageous to make her laugh- NO MATCH
2. Cleaning the house- STILL NO MATCH

Denise:
1. Outrageous to make her laugh- NO MATCH
2. Worrying- NO MATCH

20 POINT BONUS QUESTION RESPONSES:

Karla: Delvon- FINALLY! (20)
Denise: His brother Rich- MATCH (30)
Gina: Anna (Banana)- WIN (40)

No skunking of John & Karla today, but Ed & Gina win today's game.

Consolation Prizes: Arthur Murray dance lessons and Cuisinart food processor

The 1969 couple Brian & Donna gets another go-round at the bonus game today.

TODAY'S BONUS PRIZE: Sony digital camera package

GOLDYWED ROUND QUESTIONS:

1. Which of you is more likely to faint at the sight of blood?
2. For what function did you last wear a tuxedo?
3. Which of you is more romantic on Valentine's Day?
4. Would your wife more likely volunteer her time or give cash to the cause?
5. The longest car ride you and your wife ever took was a trip to go where?

BRIAN:
1. Myself
2. Dinner at the Nixon Library
3. Myself
4. Volunteer
5. NA

DONNA:
1. Brian- MATCH (1)
2. NECA Awards Dinner- ACCEPTABLE (3)
3. Brian- MATCH (6)
4. Volunteer- MATCH (10)
5. NA

ED:
1. Myself
2. Our wedding
3. Myself
4. Volunteer
5. Baltimore

GINA:
1. Ed- MATCH (1)
2. Jay's wedding- NOT ACCEPTABLE
3. Ed- MATCH (4)
4. Volunteer- MATCH (8)
5. Niagara Falls- LOSE

Brian & Donna win, 10-8.

WOF: We're on the Star Treatment set tonight, and the first Toss-Up category is Phrase:

O N _ _ _ N

_ M E _ _ _ _

Christian solves Don King's favorite quote ONLY IN AMERICA for $1,000.

$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: AS00251

Let's meet tonight's contestants:

Christian Correja (Newport Beach, CA)- Restaurant server
Andrea Morrow (Delta, BC)- Works in promotions/marketing for some large companies
Mary Richardson (Little Rock, AR)

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Around the House:

_ H _ R _ _ A L

G _ I L _

Mary solves CHARCOAL GRILL for $2,000.

Round 1 category is Fictional Characters and out on the wheel now is a check for $5,000, sponsored by the movie "Paul Blart: Mall Cop", now available on DVD & Blu-Ray Disc. After buying five I's, Mary hits Lose a Turn. Christian then calls four C's for $3,600, a $400 K, then a J for the $5,000. Next comes a $600 M and a purchase of two O's, then we have...

_ I N O C C _ I O A N _

J I M I N _ C R I C K E T

...he solves PINOCCHIO AND JIMINY CRICKET for another $9,350 and $10,350 total.

DUDS: NONE
LAT: Mary
BANKRUPTS: NONE

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS:
Andrea: NONE
Mary: $2,250

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 1: $2,250
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 1: $11,600

Pure Silk Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Fun & Games. Christian immediately duds out with the R. Andrea then calls two T's for $800 and two R's for another $7,000, then buys an E and five A's. Next comes five N's for a gift tag from The Berry Factory but then comes Lose a Turn. Mary then puts up a pair of L's for $900 before picking up the Wild Card with a P call. But she later loses $2,050 and the Wild Card to a Bankrupt. Christian then makes two G's appear for $600 and the Free Spin and we have...

_ I _ I N G A M _ N G

E _ _ T I _ P L A N T S

A N D A N I M A L S

...he is incorrect with LIVING AMONG EXOTIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS, so he uses the Free Spin. He then calls a $900 X and buys a pair of O's to clean out the vowels, but then gets an LAT. Andrea then calls the C for another $500 but then hits Bankrupt to lose $8,800 in cash and berries. Mary then gets her second LAT of the night. Christian then tries again to solve...

_ I _ I N G A M O N G

E X O T I C P L A N T S

A N D A N I M A L S

...but he missolves for the second time this round with RIDING AMONG EXOTIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS. Andrea then lands on her second Bankrupt this round. Mary then calls an H for the Million Dollar Wedge but likely blows it by calling the W. Christian then tries yet again to solve...

H I _ I N G A M O N G

E X O T I C P L A N T S

A N D A N I M A L S

...and he FINALLY gets the job done with HIKING AMONG EXOTIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS for another $1,250 and a trip to Costa Rica from Caravan.com worth seven grand, a new total of $18,600 in cash and trip. WORST ROUND OF THE SEASON.

DUDS: $500 R (Christian), $300 W (Mary)
LATs: 3 (Everybody)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (2 by Andrea, 1 by Mary)
MISSOLVES: 2 (both by Christian)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $12,750

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS THIS ROUND:
Andrea: $8,800
Mary: $2,050

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 2 (excluding Jackpot): $10,850
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 2: $19,100

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: CH10395

Video Bonus: Dismal Jackpot Round

IHOP Mystery Round category is Before & After. Andrea lands on $3,500 but she calls a dud in T. Mary next lands on the Mystery Wedge next to the former MDW and calls an S. She flips...$10,000! But next comes a dud of L. Christian then calls a pair of R's for a grand and buys two E's and an A, but then strikes out with the M. Andrea then hits LAT for the second time tonight. Mary then puts up a $700 D but she buys a dud vowel in O. Christian then calls his second dud of the round with N. Andrea then calls two C's for $800 and buys three U's to clean out the vowels, then she uncovers a $1,000 K and the board now:

R U _ _ E R

D U C K

S A U C E

She solves RUBBER DUCK SAUCE for $1,550.

DUDS: $800 L (Mary), $550 M (Christian), $450 N (Christian), O (Mary), $3,500 T (Andrea)
LATs: Andrea
BANKRUPTS: NONE

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 3:
Mary: $10,450
Christian: $500

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 3: $10,950
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 3: $12,500

$3,000 Toss-Up category is Rhyme Time:

_ _ E K A _ O O

_ _ E _ _ O U

Christian solves PEEKABOO I SEE YOU to jump to $21,600. Speed-Up Round category is Food & Drink and consonants are worth...$1,500 apiece. After Christian calls the C...

C _ N T _ N _ N T _ _

_ R _ _ _ _ _ _ T

...he chomps up this CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST to seal the deal with another three grand and a winning total of $24,600. Mary leaves with $2,000 and Andrea goes home with $1,550.

So far, $28,150 in cash and trip has been handed out tonight.

PERFECT ROUND

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS:
Andrea & Mary: $4,500 apiece

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 4: $9,000
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 4: $12,000

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS TONIGHT:
$45,800
TOTAL MAINGAME WINNINGS ACCUMULATED TONIGHT: $63,950

Big Money Round: Tonight's car is an Audi A4 Convertible. He spins the W and the category is Phrase. Starting with:

_ _ _ R T _ S

_ _ _ _ _ R N E _

He calls D, M, F and A and gets...

_ _ _ R T _ S

A D _ _ _ R N E D

...COURT IS ADJOURNED, and he loses $45,000.

Jeopardy!: Justin Bernbach's trying to become the tenth member of the six-win club tonight when he faces:

Theresa Conlon (Dallas)- Writer/editor (also a former National Spelling Bee participant)
Anna Bingley (Hatfield, PA)- English teacher and a stay-at-home mom

Tonight's first six subjects:

PRESIDENTS & VICE PRESIDENTS
THE DALLAS COWBOYS
CAR BRANDS BY EMBLEM
FOUNDERS
NEWS FROM THE 21st CENTURY
ABBREV.

The champ's going for an instant sweep with The Dallas Cowboys; $1,000 clue there:

This controversial No. 81 has had 1,000-yard receiving seasons his first 3 years in Dallas, 2006-08.

Bingley spoils the sweep bid with "Who is Terrell Owens?" for $1,000. Bernbach soon finds the Daily Double under the $800 Presidents & Vice Presidents clue with $2,800; Bingley's down to $800 while Conlon has $600. His wager is his entire $2,000 lead on this clue:

George H.W. Bush faced off against this opponent in a 1984 vice presidential debate.

"Who is Geraldine Ferraro?"...is right to jump to $4,800! When we break for the first time, he's at $7,600 while both ladies now have $1,200 apiece. The scores after this round...

Justin: $12,400
Anna: $1,800
Theresa: $3,000

...Bernbach's in good shape to get that sixth win so far.

PERFECT ROUND

(For the record, Chevy was the $200 car emblem, while Cadillac was worth $400, Saturn was worth $600, Mercury was worth $800 and the $1,000 emblem was for the soon-to-be defunct Pontiac.)

DJ! Categories:

A WORLD OF OPERA
PLAYING JOURNALIST

WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?
WRITERS' RHYME TIME
WOEFUL WALL STREET

6-LETTER WORDS

There's a nod to "Match Game" on this $2,000 clue in 6-Letter Words:

This tiny type of Yorkshire Terrier is so small (we then get a shot of the producers then saying "How small is it?"!)...it might fit in the object of the same name.

Video Bonus: Match Game Reference on "Jeopardy!"

Bingley's right with "What is a teacup?" to go to $4,600, but she's got a long way to go to catch up to the champ, who now has $17,200. She later finds one of the two DDs under the $1,600 What's Wrong With Me clue with $6,600, while the champ now has $18,400; Conlon's score is now at $4,600. Her wager is $2,000. To add on to her second place cushion a bit, here's the clue:

You have Graves' Disease, which primarily affects this gland; despite its name, the disease is very treatable.

"What is the thyroid?"...she's still solely in second, now with $8,600! Towards the end of the round, though, Bernbach's back in Lock Game Territory while finding the other DD under the $800 Opera clue with $23,200; Bingley has nine large and Conlon's $400 behind her for second. His wager this time is...$400.

This explorer turns up as a character in "A Night at the Chinese Opera".

"Who is Marco Polo?"...24 grand now!

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,000
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,600

Does Mr. Bernbach stay in LGT after this round?...











Justin: $25,200 (lock game!!!)
Anna: $7,000
Theresa: $9,800

...YES!!!!

CORYAT SCORES:

Justin: $24,400
Anna: $6,600
Theresa: $9,800

FJ! CATEGORY: Word Origins.

This word for a distinguishing mark of office or honor comes from the Latin for "badge".

ANNA:
Response: "What is emblem?"
Wager: ALL IN

BUST

THERESA:
Response: NOTHING
Wager: $5,000
Final score: $4,800


JUSTIN:
Response: "What is laurel?"
Wager: $5,000
Wins with: $20,200


Correct: What is insignia?

JUSTIN BERNBACH IS NOW THE TENTH-EVER WINNER OF AT LEAST SIX STRAIGHT GAMES ON THIS SHOW WITH A NEW TOTAL OF $127,201!!!!!

Catch 21: Thursday's players:

Christina Harris (originally from Staples, MN)- Teaches disabled children how to act
Shiron Bell (originally from Chicago)- Sells environmentally-friendly homes (he might be one of the five car winners of the now-cancelled "Temptation")
Miriam Ronick- Attorney

ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:

Christina: 3 OF DIAMONDS
Shiron: 7 OF CLUBS
Miriam: 7 OF DIAMONDS

Shiron answers the opening question to pass a King of Clubs to Christina, then Christina passes a 5 of Hearts back to him after some thought. Looks like she should've frozen at 18, because Shiron then busts her with a 10 of Hearts.

4. Mathematics wasn't all Greek to what Greek considered the father of Geometry?

A: Euclid
B: Plato
C: Aristotle

Miriam: Euclid- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 2 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (9)

5. If your London cabby is driving you in circles, which of these geometrically-named landmarks might you pass?

A: Columbus Circle
B: Trafalgar Square
C: Trans-American Pyramid

Miriam: Trafalgar Square- RIGHT AGAIN (200)

If this next card is a 10 or face card, Shiron will bust and Miriam will win the round.

CARD: KING OF DIAMONDS- WINS ROUND 1 (700)

(Just before the start of Round 2, Miriam and Alfonso do some belly dancing!)

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

Christina: 5 OF CLUBS
Shiron: 9 OF DIAMONDS
Miriam: 10 OF SPADES

Two questions later, here's the board now:

Christina: (5C)(8C) = 13 (200)
Shiron: 9 OF DIAMONDS (300)
Miriam: (10S)(KS) = 20 (700)

3. Tobey or not Tobey- that is the question casting agents may have asked when they cast the lead in what super...?

Shiron: "Spider-Man"- CORRECT (400)

CARD: 4 OF HEARTS; BUSTS MIRIAM

4. "What goes around, comes around" best describes which Buddhist principle?

Christina: Karma- YES INDEED (300)

CARD: 2 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (15)

5. What magazine shares its name with the word that means "the prevailing fashion"?

A: Maxim
B: Vogue
C: ???

Shiron: Vogue- RIGHT (500)

If this next card is anything higher than a 6, he will join Miriam in the Championship Round.

CARD: 3 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (12)

6. Lariat Style, New Style or Choker- which necklace is the shortest?

CHRISTINA TAKES TOO LONG
Shiron: Choker- RIGHT AGAIN (600)

CARD: 8 OF HEARTS; BUSTS CHRISTINA AND WINS ROUND 2 (1,400)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Shiron: JACK OF HEARTS
Miriam: 4 OF CLUBS

1. Which legendary boxer was known to "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"?

Miriam: Muhammad Ali- YOU BET

CARD: 3 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO SHIRON (13)

2. What term refers to vegetables cut into long, matchstick-thin strips?

Shiron: Julienne- RIGHT

CARD: 8 OF DIAMONDS- WINS GAME & VACUUM

TRIPLE BLACKJACK: Let's see if some more big success is in the cards for Shiron with three Power Chips in play.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: JACK OF SPADES
HAND #2: 8 OF HEARTS
HAND #3: 10 OF SPADES

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

2. 7 OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT (two left)

3. 8 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (16)

4. 6 OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT (one left; if he had played that 7 on that opening 8 and played this card after getting rid of the second 8, he would've been at $5,000 by now)

5. 6 OF CLUBS; CHANGES THAT ALSO (no Power Chips left)

6. 4 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (20)

7. 3 OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #3 (13); GOES ON

8. 10 OF HEARTS- LOSS

Cash Cab: Orin & Cannon are the first ones playing today, trying to make it 41 blocks to 49th & Lexington.

$50 Round:
1. Also a slangy synonym for clothing, what foreign-letter term refers to explosives that do not detonate?
Guess: Duds- CORRECT ($50)
2. In 1986 the Smithsonian displayed a Swanson aluminum tray to comemmorate what time-saving innovation?
Guess: TV dinners- RIGHT ($100)
3. Also called a parent temperature, what weather indicator factors in the cooling effect of moving air?
Guess: Wind-chill factor- RIGHT ($150)
4. Punishing patriarchy with a magic lasso, what feminist icon graced the cover of the first stand-alone issue of Ms. Magazine?
Guess: Wonder Woman- RIGHT ($200)

$100 Round:
1. With a name meaning "White Russia", what former Soviet republic is described as Europe's last true dictatorship?
Guess: Ukraine- STRIKE ONE (A: Belreaus)
2. Abbreviated Ba on the Periodic Table, what radioactive element is used to produce green colors in fireworks displays?
Guess: Barium- RIGHT ($300)

RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: Name seven of the ten U.S. states with the lowest population density.
Correct answers given: North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Montana & Idaho
Not given: Alaska, New Mexico, Nevada & Nebraska

3. Sometimes called "plant lights", what pests are the natural-born enemies of both ladybugs and gardeners?
Guess: Maggots- STRIKE TWO (A: Aphids)
4. Inspiring the headline "Gourd, Help Us Now", who succeeded Tony Blair as Great Britain's prime minister in 2007?
Mobile Shout-Out: Orin calls his friend Nick, who said Brown.
Guess: (Gordon) Brown- RIGHT ($400)

Final question for $200: Patented by Charles Goodyear in 1844, what chemical process do we have to thank for rubber tires and hockey pucks?
Guess: Volcanization- WIN ($600)

They decide to stop and take the money.

Then, it's DOUBLE RIDE time for Ben, Lauren & Gloria, as they try to make it 31 blocks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They immeidately start with a strike when they don't know about the Bill of Rights, but they get the remainder of their $100 questions.

$200 Round:
1. Meaning "ship" in Latin, what's the term for the area of a cathedral in which the congregation sits?
Guess: Sanctuary- STRIKE TWO (A: Mave)
2. One half of a famed record label, what syonym for dope or fly was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1993?
Guess: Def- CORRECT ($500)
3. Starring weeping weemers and hissing cockroaches, the 2008 Bronx Zoo Exhibit pays tribute to what exotic African island?
Guess: Madagascar- RIGHT ($700)
4. After his 1993 death, the estate of what Columbian kingpin was overrun with the offspring of his four pet hippos?
Mobile Shout-Out: Ben calls his dad Linde, who comes up with Escobar.
Guess: Escobar- YES INDEED ($900)

Final question for $400: Inspiring a classic "Seinfeld" episode, what midwestern state rewards recyclers with a whopping ten cents per can or bottle?
Guess: Michigan- WIN ($1,300)

They're going for the Video Bonus, which could be worth $2,600 for them:

VIDEO BONUS: Designed to cut through the water at a brisk pace, this variety of vessel was once used to transport light luxury goods like silk or tea. Lending its name to an NBA team, what is this swift 19th century sailing ship?

They go with the Clipper, as in the Los Angeles Clippers...THEY'VE GOT $2,600!

That means the day's sole losers are Meredith, Katie, Jodi & Enico, who lose $350 while heading to Magu Clothing, 36 blocks away. Both of their Shout-Outs were unsuccessful.

1 comment:

Octavarium64 said...

Not blogging the show because it's winless? That doesn't always seem to stop you...