Thursday, June 11, 2009

6/11/2009 Results

TPIR: Episode 4794K starts off with Danielle Nuccio, Robert Gray from UCSB, Ramon Avalos & Noelle Mertens. The first IUFB behind the middle door is a kiteboarding package (Lanisha) from Kitty Hawk Kites.

Noelle: $1,800
Ramon: $1,600
Robert: $1,400
Danielle: $800

ARP: $2,647

Noelle from Seattle goes to Rachael's Crazy Car Lot to try and win a Jeep Wrangler (Std., AT, AC, Prot) playing Pocket Change. First number is 2.

REMAINING NUMBERS IN PLAY: 0, 3, 5, 7 & 9

SECOND NUMBER:
1. 3- YOU BET ($ 2 3 , _ _ _)

THIRD NUMBER:
1. 9- INCORRECT ($.50)
2. 5- INCORRECT ($.75)
3. 7- WTF? ($ 2 3 , 0 _ _ ; $1)

FOURTH NUMBER:
1. 9- NO ($1.25)
2. 7- YES ($ 2 3 , 0 7 _)

LAST NUMBER: 5- NO ($23,079; $1.50)

This is just one of those playings where only great luck will win a car for you thanks to a VERY NASTY price. Does Noelle have such great luck after taking a royal beating by Fingers?...

1. Dime = $.35
2. Nickel = $.40
3. Dime = $.50
Final envelope: Quarter- LOSS

...nope.

(Note: Rich DiPirro didn't use the Door #3 zoom-in, nor used the full GPT reveal of the gameboard.)

Hoping to have much better luck is Nancy Ann Rodriguez and the second IUFB is a Mizerak pool table (Amber & Rachael).

Nancy Ann: $1,250
Ramon: $2,100
Robert: BUCK (STAGE GARF)
Danielle: $1,100

ARP: $1,250, so Nancy Ann wins a $500 bonus!

She now plays Squeeze Play for a trip to San Francisco (Lanisha at the audience screen; includes tickets to "Beach Blanket Babylon"). Board:

81572

Because one of her children, Melissa, is turning 15, she removes the 7 for a guess of $8,152...

$ 8 1 5 2

...the seven wasn't lucky to her. She should've removed the 5.

Going to the red spot now is Heather Chopin and the third IUFB behind the Giant Price Tag is a tool package (Lanisha).

Heather: $756
Ramon: $500
Robert: $350 (STUPID BID #2)
Danielle: $650

ARP: $1,092

After making it 3 for 3 in the red spot of Contestant's Row today, Heather plays Now or Then for an Ashley living room (Amber) plus some home accessories (Rachael; both prizes behind Door #3), a prize package totaling $4,043. Then this time is January 2000 and the products are KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce marked at $1.99, Capzasin-HP marked at $14.09, SueBee honey marked at $2.29, Cosmic Catnip marked at $2.20, Glad trash bags marked at $8.79 and a small container of Gold Bond Powder marked at $4.03. Her first pick is the Capzasin and she's right with Now. Secondly, she picks the BBQ sauce and says Then...correct! She can win with either the powder or the honey. She picks the honey and says Then again...she wins!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Nancy Ann ($1,750): $.75 (after two PENALTY spins; Nancy Ann had to get help from Drew on her third attempt)
Noelle ($2,647): 70 + 20 = $.90
Heather ($5,135): $.95

Heather goes to the Showcase; I so wanted Noelle to win.

Coming on down next is Tahlon Drake and the fourth IUFB from the splitting sign is a Yamaha electronic keyboard (Rachael).

Tahlon: $850
Ramon: $1,800
Robert: $2,000
Danielle: $900

ARP: $1,220

Danielle's the first contestant today to make it out of the green spot and she plays Easy as 1-2-3 for a washer/dryer (Amber), a selection of Jimmy Choo shoes (Lanisha) and a BBQ smoker (Rachael).

#1- Smoker
#2- Shoes
#3- Washer/dryer

Prices:

Smoker: $628
Shoes: $1,875
Washer/dryer: $2,268

Good thing she went with her gut there!

Going green now is Maurita Gordon and the next IUFB is a queen bed (Amber at Door #3).

Maurita: $1,650
Tahlon: $1,200
Ramon: $1,651
Robert: BUCK

ARP: $1,799

Ramon plays Flip Flop for an electric golf cart (Rachael) and ladies' golf equipment (Lanisha; both prizes behind Door #2). Board:

8957

He Flops to $8,975...

$ 8 9 7 5

...but he should've Flip-Flopped. I would've lost by just Flipping.

The final player is Nathan Offerdahl and the final IUFB is a Michael C. Fina silver-plated punch set (Lanisha & Rachael). Robert will be sent to the First Four Breakfast Club if he is unsuccessful at winning this IUFB.

Nathan: $1,700
Robert: $1,800
Maurita: $1,250
Tahlon: BUCK

ARP: $1,575

TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Robert

Maurita plays Pathfinder for a Hyundai Elantra (Fairly loaded)(Amber). Board:

60925
15847
23156
78902
46314

Today's SPs modeled by Lanisha:

Food dehydrator: $45 or $60?
USB hub: $16 or $30?
Tote bag: $40 or $55?

She nails 8 easily as the second number ($ 1 8 , _ _ _). She then steps to the 5 as the middle digit...incorrect. Her first SP selection is the food dehydrator and she goes with $60...incorrect on that also. She then tries the USB hub and guesses $30...wrong again. To stay in the game, she guesses $40 on the tote bag...correct...but that's all she wins in this game, as she then steps to 9. ARP: $18,476. Assuming she got both the 8 and the 7 correct in one shot, she needed to have gotten all three SPs to have pulled off the win here.

My lineup today:

1. Easy as 1-2-3
2. Pocket Change
3. Squeeze Play
4. Now or Then
5. Flip Flop
6. Pathfinder

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Maurita ($1,615): $.80
Ramon ($1,799): 55 + 35 = $.90
Danielle ($5,991): 60 + Nickel = $.65

Ramon faces Heather in today's Showcase.

The first Showcase has water-themed prizes- a SCUBA package (Amber at Door #3), a Yamaha Waverunner (Lanisha at Door #1) and a trip to Tahiti (Rachael at the audience screen).

HEATHER PASSES TO RAMON; RAMON BIDS $17,500 ON WATER SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF

MY BID FOR WATER SHOWCASE: $25,250

Heather then attempts to win a Showcase full of cutting-edge prizes. First off, there's a 63" Samsung HDTV and a home theater system (Rachael at Door #3). Second, on that HDTV, we see a MacBook Air and an iPod Touch (Lanisha). Finally, there's lots of cutting-edge technology used in the city of Hong Kong (Amber at Door #2).

HEATHER BIDS $27,500 ON CUTTING-EDGE SHOWCASE- STAGE WILLY

MY BID FOR CUTTING-EDGE SHOWCASE: $16,750

RAMON'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $17,500
ARP: $25,933
DIFFERENCE: $8,033

HEATHER'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $27,500
ARP: $17,827

OVER- RAMON WINS!

Ramon wins $27,732 in prizes.

Catch 21:

Thursday's panel:

Adria Madison (originally from Seattle)- Has a black belt in Tai Quan Do; has been doing Martial Arts for six years
Matt ? (originally from Chicago)- Blue grass music player/writer
Richard ? (Missouri)- GSN contest winner

ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:

Adria: KING OF CLUBS
Matt: 8 OF CLUBS

Richard: 8 OF SPADES

Richard gets the first two questions right to pass both a Jack of Hearts and a 9 of Spades to Matt, busting him with no points.

3. If you honeymooned by riding a barrel over Niagra Falls, you'd be leaving Ontario and entering which U.S. state?

Richard: New York- RIGHT (300)

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

4. Whose 93-year-old wiener sponsors Coney Island's annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest?

Richard: Nathan's Hot Dogs- NOT ACCEPTABLE

Choices for Adria:

A: Oscar-Meyer's wiener
B: Farmer John's wiener
C: Nathan's famous wiener

Adria: Nathan's famous wiener- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 10 OF SPADES, WHICH IS PASSED TO RICHARD (18)

5. In the movie "Frost/Nixon", what actor as Nixon says "If the President doesn't, that means it's nothing legal"?

Richard: Frank Langella- RIGHT (400); FREEZES AT 18

ADRIA:
6. 5 OF CLUBS (18)
Final card: 2 OF SPADES- WINS ROUND 1 (600)

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

Adria: 10 OF HEARTS
Matt: 3 OF SPADES
Richard: 4 OF SPADES

Adria's correct on the opening question to pass a 3 of Clubs to Richard and go to 700 points, but that's all the damage she will do in this round, as Richard then busts her out by passing to her a 6 of Hearts and a Jack of Spades.

3. The Emily Post Institute says that the #1 common mistake men make is chewing with their mouths open. What's #2?

A: Staring at pretty women
B: Leaving the toilet seat up
C: ???

Matt: Keeping the toilet seat up- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 7 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (10)

4. Should you have the luck of the Fighting Irish, what symbol might you find on your college logo?

Matt: Shamrock- RIGHT AGAIN (200)

CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS; KEEPS IT AND FREEZES AT 20

RICHARD:
5. 9 OF CLUBS (16)
6. 6 OF SPADES- ELIMINATED

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Adria: JACK OF DIAMONDS
Matt: 8 OF HEARTS


After two questions, we have:

Adria: (JD)(3D) = 13
Matt: (8H)(4C) = 12

3. If your dad is practicing law, what honorary title might follow his name?

A: Barrister
B: Esquire
C: Chancellor

Adria: Chancellor- NO
Matt: Esquire- RIGHT

If this next card is a 9 or higher, Matt wins the game.

CARD: 2 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO ADRIA (15)

Adria then gets the next question right that I couldn't understand. If this next card is a 6, 10 or face card, she wins. If it's a 9, though, she loses.

CARD: ACE OF SPADES; KEEPS IT AND FREEZES AT 16 (wha?)

MATT:
5. KING OF DIAMONDS- ADRIA WINS!

TRIPLE BLACKJACK: Adria gets the usual three Power Chips.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: ACE OF SPADES
HAND #2: 2 OF DIAMONDS
HAND #3: 4 OF HEARTS


1. JACK OF SPADES- HAND #1 CLEARED ($1,000)

2. KING OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (12)

3. 2 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (6)

4. 7 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #3 (13); GOES ON

5. ACE OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (14); GOES ON

6. QUEEN OF CLUBS (two Power Chips left)

7. 10 OF HEARTS (one Power Chip left)

8. QUEEN OF DIAMONDS (no Power Chips left)

9. JACK OF HEARTS- LOSS

After making that first 21, she should've either played the second, third and fourth cards in Hand #2, or waited to place that 7 and a 10 or face card in Hand #3. As a result, instead of leaving with $6,000, she's sent packing with $1,000.

Cash Cab: Trying to get to the Chelsea Piers in the opening game today are Connie & Peter. They have to successfully endure 38 blocks.

$50 Round:
1. From an Italian word meaning "of the sea", what variety of tomato sauce was a traditional favorite among Mediterannean sailors?
Guess: Marinara- CORRECT ($50)
2. Though it starts with the letters PL, what radioactive material was given the chemical symbol Pu as a juvenile joke?
Guess: Plutonium- RIGHT ($100)
3. In 2008 Michelle Obama addressed both patriotism and pantyhose when she guest-hosted what TV chat-fest?
Guess: "The View"- YOU BET ($150)
4. According to its website, what numerically-named brand of lubricant was once used to extricate a python from a bus?
Guess: Motrin 3- STRIKE ONE (A: WD-40)

$100 Round:
1. According to a 2007 Census, what neighbor of Australia has over 38 million sheep, approximately nine per person?
Guess: New Zealand- CORRECT ($250)
2. In politics, what term for "pet project" alludes to a system once used to ID pigs and cattle?
Guess: Cork barrel- STRIKE TWO (A: Earmark)
3. Usually considered useless, what offshoot of the large intestine is now believed to provide refuge for beneficial bacteria?
Guess: Appendix- RIGHT ($350)
4. Sacked by Harry Truman, what general famously declared "Old soldiers never die- they just fade away"?
Guess: McArthur- RIGHT ($450)

RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: Eight U.S. states have postal abbreviations that end with the letter A. Name six of them.
Correct answers given: Louisiana, Georgia, California, Washington & Massachusetts
Not said: Iowa, Pennsylvania & Virginia

$200 Round:
1. Believing it prevented drunkeness, Ancient Greeks made wine goblets out of what violet variety of port?
Guess: Garnet- LOSE

Anne & Liz then try to make it to 39 blocks to a spot at 91st between 1st & York. Their first two strikes come on unsuccessful Shout-Outs. They used their mobile one on this third $50 question:

Providing a bigger kick than coffee, what yellow, caffenated pill is billed as "America's #1 alertness aid"?

Liz called her friend Tricia, who agreed with her it was No Dose, but it was Vibride. Their second strike came on this second $100 question:

A mountain of mythical proportions, what Sicilian hot spot is the alleged home of both the Cyclops and the fire god Vulcan?

Their Street Shout-Out partner in the Upper East Side said Mount Vesuvius, which they agreed on, but it was her second guess of Mount Edna.

But they do make it to their target destination with $650 and decide to walk away.

Luis, Justin & Scott then finish things off with a 46-block game to 72nd & Central Park West. They sweep their first round questions, and then miss just the last question of their $100 Round. They have 12 blocks to go while in the $200 Round with $500 in their bank so far.

$200 Round:
1. Featuring sparring Androids, what classic toy of the 1960s pit the Red Rocker against the Blue Bomber?
Guess: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots- CORRECT ($700)
2. Competing with Consumer Reports, what major marketing company has surveyed customer satisfaction since 1968?
Mobile Shout-Out: Scott calls his sister Laura, who thought it was Nielsen.
Guess: Gallop- STRIKE TWO (A: J.D. Power & Assoicates)
Final question: From a Latin word for "flesh", what's the term for an animal carcus coveted by circling scavengers?
Guess: Carrying- WIN ($900)

They then attempt the Video Bonus Question for $1,800 or zilch.

VIDEO BONUS: When feasible, this finicky North American feline is almost exclusively on a snowshoe hair. Slightly larger than a bobcat, what's the name of this cold weather predator?

They guess Lynx, also the name of a former car by Mercury...and that's correct for $1,800!

Jeopardy!: I hope Virginia native Jason Pratt can make it two in a row while facing these competitors:

Beth Ford (Wellesley, MA)- African American literature professor
Kyle Abello (Solvang, CA)- Recreational coordinator

Thursday's opening subjects:

NAME YOUR BUSINESS
I'M GETTING HUNGRY
SPELL IT BACKWARDS (each correct response is a palindrome)
LET ME TAKE YOU DOWN
'CAUSE I'M GOING TO...
A SERIES OF FIELDS (all sports-related)

At the first break, Ford's off to a nice start with $5,400; Abello has two grand and Pratt has one. Immediately after the timeout, Pratt SWEEPS A Series of Fields to jump to $4,000! The round ends with the Daily Double being under the $1,000 Name Your Business clue and Abello getting a crack at it with $4,200. He trails the champ by a grand for the lead and Ford for second place by $400. His wager is EVERYTHING! To start DJ! with $8,400 or nothing, here's the clue:

Al Copeland named this fast food franchise after a character in "The French Connection", not a cartoon.

"What is Huey's?"...NO. It was Popeye's.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: NONE
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,200
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $1,200

DJ! Categories:

THAT TITLE IS TAKEN
ONE-WORD MOVIES
O, CANADA
THE MUSIC OF BALLET

IT'S SO "EZ"
ENERGY FROM EVERYWHERE (the $400, $1,200 and $2,000 clues are Clue Crew clues from RISO in Denmark)

The first DD of this round is found by Abello under the $1,600 The Music of Ballet clue with $4,000. Pratt has $7,200 and Ford is barely ahead now with $7,400. His wager is...half this time. The clue:

No nuts to crack, but "Andantino" has music by this composer.

"Who is Tchaikovsky?"...is right to move to six grand! He then gets the $2,000 closing clue there to move into the lead with $8,000. A few clues later, he completes the Daily Double Triple Play by finding the night's last one under the $1,200 Energy From Everywhere clue. He now has $9,200, while Ford has $7,800 and Pratt's still at $7,200. His again bets $2,000, this time on a clue told by Jimmy:

Here, straw is being converted into this type of fuel, whose name indicates it comes from living matter.

"What is Biodiesel?"...NOT ACCEPTABLE. It was Biofuel, so he's out of the lead for now and is now tied for second at $7,200.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,000
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $8,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $12,400

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Jason: $8,800
Kyle: $5,200
Beth: $10,200


CORYAT SCORES:

Jason: $8,800
Kyle: $11,000
Beth: $10,200


FJ! CATEGORY: Historic Americans.

A 2007 book about these 2 men is subtitled "Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian".

KYLE:
Response: "Who are Lewis & Clark"
Wager: ALL IN

BUST

Jason Pratt tried "Who are Grant & Lee?"...correct! He risked everything but a Benjamin, so he's up to $17,500. Beth Ford...









...put down Jackson for the first person instead of Grant and risked $7,401, so Pratt has done it again! His two-day total: $32,701.

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Game 4
Game 5
Game 6

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