TPIR: At this point, we're going in taping order for the rest of the season. Episode 4811K begins with Tiffany Saffsby, Sean Andrews, Matisyahu Antelis and Diane Casey. Behind Door #3 is the first IUFB, surfing/bodyboarding equipment (Gwendolyn).
Diane: $350 (STAGE GARF)
Matisyahu: $400 (STAGE GARF)
By default, Tiffany wins with the ARP being $1,015.
Tiffany now gets to play Plinko, and boy, does it come at an important time- she doesn't have a home. Today's SPs are modeled by Rachael.
1. Presto SaladShooter
IS NOT: $78
PICK: 8- $48
2. Wireless headphones
IS NOT: $39
PICK: 9- $79
3. Ronco food dehydrator
IS NOT: $20
PICK: 0- $40
4. Seven-shade eye shadow kit
IS NOT: $35
PICK: 5- $65
The other four Plinko Chips are given to her by Amber.
1. $100 (Right)
3. $1,000 (Right)
4. $100 (Left)
5. $1,000 (Left)
Hope this helps her out somewhat- $12,200!
Coming on down next is Emil Posoro III and the second IUFB on the turntable is an electric grill (Rachael).
Since Sean was over by a buck, Emil from Hawaii plays Range Game for a Beachcomber Hot Tub. Range is $6,800-$7,400. He stops at $6,972-$7,122...I'm afraid he's going to be doing a sad Aloha to that spa, because it's $7,194.
Next up is David Brasser and the third IUFB behind the splitting sign is a contemporary coffee table set (Amber).
David: $400 (STAGE GARF)
Sean redeems himself from that last IUFB and will now play Balance Game (Gwen) for a KIA Soul + (Rachael). Last three numbers in the price are 5, 9 & 5.
DOLLAR VALUES AVAILABLE: $6,000, $9,000 & $10,000
He places the $6,000 and $10,000 bags for a guess of $16,595...we have our first-ever car win in Balance Game!
This week's at-home games are worth $5,000.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Emil ($599): Two nickels for a Dime
Tiffany ($13,447): $.60
Sean ($17,294): 40 + 85 = OVER
Tiffany's going to the Showcase!
Next to "Come on Down" is Bobby Hanson and the fourth IUFB behind the Giant Price Tag is a Brunswick air hockey table (Gwen & Rachael).
What do you know- Bobby's playing Most Expensive for a Flexsteel sofa (Amber), designer clothes (Gwen) and a Pioneer car stereo system (Rachael)! BTW, this Bobby got a heart transplant two years ago. His Most Expensive prize pick is the clothing. The sofa is $1,875, the stereo is $1,342...but the clothing is only $1,307! I thought he had it there.
Next contestant is Mauricio Nunez and the next IUFB inside the clam is a commercial confection oven (Amber).
Mauricio: $125 (STUPID BID)
Diane plays Pocket Change for a Chevrolet Cobalt (Std., #I, Prot, ALB)(Gwen). First number is 1.
REMAINING NUMBERS IN PLAY: 0, 2, 4, 8 & 9
1. 8- YOU BET ($ 1 8 , _ _ _)
1. 4- CORRECT ($ 1 8 , 4 _ _)
1. 2- RIGHT AGAIN ($ 1 8 , 4 2 _)
1. 0- NO EXACTA TODAY ($18,429; $.50)
This game has never been won in the Drew Carey era when the last number isn't 0 or 5, but there's a chance of that changing today. First envelope has...a dime. As long as she doesn't hit a dud, she's home free. Second envelope has...another dime. The only way she can lose now is if she's only the second contestant in this game to find both of the dud envelopes...well, there's a dud in the third envelope...but there's a quarter in the last one, so she wins! Great playing!
(Note: Drew started with the envelope furthest on the right first for added dramatic effect.)
The final contestant of the day is Claudia Hightower (I doubt she's related to dancer Chelsie) and the final IUFB is a kayak (Rachael at Door #2). Matiyshia's in danger of being the week's first member of the First Four Breakfast Club.
TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Matiyshia
Mauricio plays Now or Then for a baby grand piano (being played by Grammy-nominated pianist Fred Levelle) and piano lessons (Gwen at Door #3), a prize package worth $8,890. This time, Then is July 1998. The products are Clorox wipes marked at $2.99, NesQuik milk marked at $1.69, Saran Wrap marked at $1.99, Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash marked at $4.05, a bag of Jolly Time Popcorn marked at $1.29 and a box of Joy Ice Cream Cups marked at $1.49. He starts off with the body wash and says Now...incorrect. Second selection is the Saran Wrap and he tries Then this time...wrong again. Third, he tries the NesQuik and is right with Now. At this point, he must be right about both the wipes and the ice cream cups to win. He goes to the ice cream cups and says Now...he's still alive. Does he then say Now on the wipes to win?...NO.
My lineup today:
2. Range Game
3. Balance Game
4. Now or Then
5. Most Expensive
6. Pocket Change
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Bobby ($925): $.85
Mauricio ($1,799): WINS $1,000!
Diane ($19,929): 85 + 75 = OVER
The only way Mauricio can become the Top Winner in today's Showcase is if he can spin the dollar for $25,000 in his Bonus Spin...but he only gets 55 cents.
The first Showcase starts a trip to Tampa, FL at the Safety Harbor resort & health spa (Amber). After you've done some relaxing there, take a ride on a pair of TREK deluxe road bikes (Gwen & Rachael). Finally, you'll have a chance to go to the Tour de France in Paris (Amber). All prizes are behind Door #2.
TIFFANY PASSES TO MAURICIO; MAURICIO BIDS $17,129 ON TRIPS SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIPS SHOWCASE: $16,150
Tiffany then goes for an Inspire home gym with a personal trainer for a year (Gwen at Door #1), a trip to the Grand Cayman Islands (Rachael at the audience screen) and a Toyota Prius (Std., Pref., Applique)(Amber at Door #3).
TIFFANY BIDS $26,000 ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF (Only about covers the car)
MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $32,000
DIFFERENCE: $8,175- WIN
Mauricio wins $28,103 in cash and prizes.
Catch 21: Just two weeks left to go this season. Here are Monday's contestants:
Jason (L.A.)- Waiter
Adrienne (Missoula, MT)- USC graduate
Matt (originally from S.F.)- Singer/songwriter
ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:
Jason: 9 OF CLUBS
Adrienne: 3 OF SPADES
Matt: 2 OF CLUBS
Jason immediately freezes with a 20 after picking up an Ace of Clubs after a correct answer on the opening question. Four questions later, here's the board for the remaining two hands:
Adrienne: (3S)(8C) = 11 (300)
Matt: (2C)(AD)(2D)(KS) = 15 (100)
6. Dracula, Frankenstein or Godzilla- which monster's success did author Mary Shelley...?
Adrienne: Frankenstein- CORRECT (400)
CARD: 7 OF CLUBS; BUSTS MATT
7. KING OF DIAMONDS- WINS ROUND 1 & VACUUM (900)
ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:
Jason: 10 OF SPADES
Adrienne: JACK OF DIAMONDS
Matt: 7 OF DIAMONDS
Adrienne goes scoreless this round, as Matt answers the first two questions correctly to bust her out with a 9 of Spades and a King of Hearts.
3. Cesar Millan is the leader of the pack when he rehabilitates problem canines on what TV show?
Matt: "The Dog Whisperer"- RIGHT AGAIN (400)
CARD: 9 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO JASON (19)
4. Which of the following is a type of red wine?
A: Sovereign Blanc
C: Cabernet Sovereign
Jason: Cabernet Sovereign- CORRECT (200); GOES ON
CARD: 6 OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PASSED TO MATT (13)
5. Big things can come in small packages when it comes to what brand of Skimpy's men swimsuits that sponsors Michael Phelps?
Matt: Speedos- RIGHT (500)
If this next card is anything but an Ace or Deuce, he and Adrienne advance to the Championship Round.
CARD: 8 OF SPADES- WINS ROUND 2 WITH A 21 (1,000)
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:
Adrienne: QUEEN OF HEARTS
Matt: 8 OF DIAMONDS
Two questions later, the board now:
Adrienne: (QH)(JC) = 20
Matt: (8D)(5D) = 13
3. Which type of tree bears its leaves throughout the year?
Matt: Evergreen- RIGHT
If this next card is not an Ace, he's won it.
CARD: 4 OF SPADES- WIN!
TRIPLE BLACKJACK: Three Power Chips go into Matt's hands.
HAND #1: 7 OF DIAMONDS
HAND #2: 7 OF HEARTS
HAND #3: 4 OF CLUBS
1. QUEEN OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #1 (17)
2. 6 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (10)
3. 6 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (13)
4. 3 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (16)
5. JACK OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (two left)
6. 10 OF DIAMONDS; CHANGES IT (one left)
7. 9 OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (no Power Chips left)
8. JACK OF HEARTS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #3 (20)
9. 4 OF SPADES; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1,000); GOES ON
10. 9 OF DIAMONDS- LOSS
He should've walked away after finally making that first 21.
Silent Library: New episodes air Mondays-Thursdays; as of this week, the regulat timeslot has moved to 5:30 PM EST. Our first team of the week consists of Julian (Easton, PA), Jose (Bridgewater, NJ), Mike (Easton, PA), EJ (Easton, PA), Dan (Bridgewater, NJ) and Joey (Easton, PA).
1. The night's first challenge is called "Fast Food Mix Up", where Jose has to drink a concoction made of a hamburger, French Fries and a chocolate shake.
RESULT: PASS ($300)
2. Mike meets the "Firing Squad", where he must withstand a barrage of gunpowder poppers.
RESULT: PASS ($600)
3. In "Siesta Fiesta Bonsai", Julian has to endure a beating by some Mexican wrestlers.
RESULT: FAIL (way too loud)
1. In his second challenge of the night called "Dog Taste", Julian must eat dog food from a dog cone for 30 seconds.
RESULT: FAIL (they got too loud before it even started)
2. For the challenge called "Bad Milk Air", Jose must inhale the smell of bad milk for 15 seconds.
RESULT: PASS ($1,000)
3. "Plastic Wrap Beauty" asks EJ to kiss an older woman through a plastic wrap frame for 30 seconds.
RESULT: PASS ($1,400)
1. In "Smelly Mess Vase", Dan has to sculp fresh elephant dung into a vase.
RESULT: FAIL (too much noise during the spinning part)
2. Dan will try to do better with a "Beard Transfer". Here, he must get a stranger's beard to be transferred to his own face.
RESULT: PASS ($2,200)
3. EJ's got that "Seat Slip" challenge to deal with.
RESULT: PASS ($3,000)
$1,000 Challenge: Time now for Mike to wear the "Down Low Pinata" diaper.
They each receive $667 apiece, a total of $4,000!
Conclusion of Helene Dean's game
(Also: The FJ! clue went unsolved on Monday's "Jeopardy!", but Ingrid Nelson did retain her title and now has a two-day total of $27,802.)