Monday, October 26, 2009

10/26/2009 Results- FIRST RESULTS OF YEAR 4

LMAD: On Episode 1030, the first deal of the week involves Jonathan from the Army (wearing a red shirt and some glamourous white thing around his neck). The other Jonathan then brings down the small box, which has something that keeps things moving. After being offered Curtain #1 for it, he takes the curtain, so the box goes to Jessica (wearing a headband made of flowers)...and the Army guy wins a Velocity moped worth $2,899. Now, Jessica can give up her small box for what's behind Curtain #2, and she also gives up the small box's contents for a curtain, meaning the small box is now controlled by Gwendolyn (wearing a Mardi Gras mask at her hair)...and Jessica just got ZONKED- she won some kind of goat, I think. Now, to Gwendolyn- she can either keep her small box or take the moped. Gwen takes the box...and we see the key to a Nissan Versa S Hatchback (Std., ALB)(Curtain #3) from Union Nissan worth $13,260! Now that's how you start this site's fourth year!

The second deal offers as much as $10,000 to Denis (wearing an undercover cop outfit) & Sarah (wearing a red, white and blue necklace). Inside Jonathan's small box this time is a board of seven envelopes. One has $500, one has $1,000 and another has the 10 grand; the other four envelopes have ZONK cards. To begin this deal, Sarah's purse comes into play. She's asked to find three certain items; for each of those items she finds, a ZONK envelope is removed from the board.

SARAH:
1. Animal picture- YES (An eagle on the $1 bill); ENVELOPE #2 REMOVED
2. A picture of her or Denis- YES (her picture on a driver's license)- ENVELOPE #3 REMOVED
3. Loose button- YES (Denis rips a button off Sarah's shirt!!!); ENVELOPE #5 REMOVED

Their envelope choice is hopefully lucky #7. Now, the Sure Thing for this deal is located behind the big box, and it's a side-by-side refridgerator/freezer, an electric range and some stainless steel cookware, a kitchen prize package worth $5,038. Denis & Sarah decide to go for the big money. The good news is that there's no ZONK in their envelope...the bad news is that the big one's not there either- there's a check for $500. The $10K check was at the opposite end of the spectrum, #1.

Deal #3 has Robin offered either a prize used mostly at night behind Curtain #2 or something used mostly during the day behind Curtain #3. Robin picks #2...#3 had a BBQ island and outdoor furniture worth $9,714. Then, she's offered five Benjamins to sell her curtain, then 10...she sticks with the curtain. And as a result...she's going to be sleeping on different matresses every day for a month as the day's second ZONK casualty.

Our next deal features these three traders- Nicole (wearing a BIG yellow cardboard wig), Latoya (dressed as a beauty pageant contestant) and Bryan (dressed as a bottle of ketchup). Nicole is designated the advisor for the early parts of this deal. First up is the option of either $1,000 or what's behind Curtain #1. Nicole gives Latoya the curtain, so the money's hers...while Latoya now has a wooden dining room set worth $3,200. Second, she can give Brian either $1,000 or what's behind Curtain #2. Her decision is to give Bryan the cash (another grand goes to Nicole as well)...instead of a home theater package behind the middle curtain (including a 32" Panasonic LCD HDTV, a Bose music system and an 32 GB iPod Touch) worth $4,598. And now, each one is offered the right to trade whatever they've got up to this point for what's inside the big box. Only Latoya's rolling the dice...and she just got caught by a giant mouse trap, making her the third ZONK victim this morning.

Next is our second couples deal of the day, and David & Jeanette are the duo playing this time. Alison then comes out with a purse for each of them. Jeanette's first up with the big box being offered to her for her purse, but she declines...there was a sapphire jewelry collection worth $4,535, while her purse has a $600 Anthropologie gift card. David also keeps his purse instead of taking what's behind Curtain #2...back there was a John Deere lawn mower worth $2,549. As for his purse...he gets a $500 Brookstone gift card, making their total in gift cards $1,100. But we've still got Curtain #3 to offer the two of them. They give up their gift cards and purses for what's behind the curtain at the end...and they're going on a wonderful trip to Tahiti (includes a private helicopter tour) worth $9,080! PERFECT DEAL!

Our last deal prior to the Big Deal has Shannon being shown an envelope marked "You've already won...", which has a card displaying the name of one of the prizes that was previously offered on today's episode. After first being offered $500, then $800 and finally $1,000 for it, Shannon keeps the envelope...and she should've gone with the C-note, because it has the giant mouse trap (which is located at Door #1 this time), meaning she's the fourth member of the day's ZONK Clubhouse.

THE BIG DEAL: Today's big one is worth $24,300, and David & Jeanette are the ones who are going to try to end the current Big Deal losing streak, which currently stands at six shows. They select Door #1, which was where we saw the BD on Friday's episode. Behind the middle door was a trip to San Diego worth just $1,735, meaning that was the small deal. As for their Door #1...well, the losing streak's now at seven episodes, but they do end up with the medium deal- $6,700! Today's grand prize behind Door #3 was a 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan S (Std., AT).

TPIR: Episode 4881K starts off with the following Contestant's Row members- Kanisha Buss, Lawndon Grant, Debbie Resurrection and Terri Jaggers. The first IUFB is a Sirius Satelite Radio package (Amber & Rachael; includes a three-year subscription).

Kanisha: $550
Lawndon: $150 (STAGE GARF)
Debbie: $650
Terri: $651

ARP: $838

After Terri has the back of her Cliffhanger Queen shirt autographed by Drew, she learns that she could be listening to her satelite radio in a Chevrolet Cobalt (Fairly loaded)(Lanisha) if she wins NOT Cliff Hangers, but Lucky $even. Her second digit guess is 8...

$ 1 8 , _ _ _

...correct. Her middle number gues is 6...

$ 1 8 , 7 _ _

...a buck goes out. She then plays it safe with 5 for the fourth spot...

$ 1 8 , 7 2 _

...she loses half her bankroll, meaning three bucks remain heading into the last number. She then goes with 3...

$ 1 8 , 7 2 4

...and she wins the car and a buck in gas money! Who needs Cliff Hangers?

Leonard Young then goes green and the second IUFB is a Danby wine cooler (Lanisha behind splitting sign).

Leonard: $1,795
Kanisha: $6,000 (WILLY OF THE CENTURY)
Lawndon: $2,009
Debbie: BUCK

ARP: $1,599

Debbie's one buck bid earns her the right to win 25,000 of them playing Punch-a-Bunch (big bill shown by Amber). BTW, she's a college student from Montreal. Today's SPs are modeled by Rachel, and the new SP price tags for this game are now in effect as of this episode.

1. Cappuccino maker
IS NOT: $125
PICK: LOWER- $90


2. Small video camera/picture viewer
IS NOT: $50
PICK: HIGHER- $79


3. Roll-away alarm clock
IS NOT: $35
PICK: HIGHER- $50

4. Baby food maker
IS NOT: $125
PICK: LOWER- $150


The three holes she punches out are #13, #27 and #45. The first hole has...a grand. Debbie then goes on for at least the next hole...and loses a zero. Obviously, she goes on for what's in #45...FIFTY BUCKS.

Coming on down sixth is Keith Schwanemann and the third IUFB is a shuffleboard table (Lanisha & Rachel).

Keith: $1,200
Leonard: $975
Kanisha: $1,150
Lawndon: $1,601

ARP: $2,500

Lawndon plays Squeeze Play for a trip to Puerto Rico (Amber at the audience screen; includes Segway and horseback tours). Board:

82732

He removes the three for a guess of $8,272...

$ 8 2 7 2

...good guess, and it results in a win!

TODAY'S WIN AT-HOME PRIZE: Bose home theater system

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Debbie ($1,868): 50 + 20 = $.70
Lawndon ($10,772): 35 + 65 = WINS $1,000!
Terri ($19,563): 85 + 30 = OVER

Lawndon's Bonus Spin is worth...just a dime.

Heading to the blue podium second is Jacqueline Vandermale, part of a group that's celebrating Sarah's 90th birthday (another audience member, Jewetta, is 97), and the fourth IUFB is a Nokia cell phone (Amber; includes a one-year nationwide family calling plan).

Jacqueline: $699
Keith: $130 (STAGE GARF)
Leonard: $950

Kanisha: $1,159

ARP: $880

Jacqueline from Detroit plays Now or Then for a home gym package (Rachel at Door #2; includes dumbbells and a personal trainer) worth $6,770. Then today is January 2000. The six groceries on the board are Kraft Handi-Snacks chocolate fudge pudding marked at $1.99, Chock Full o' Nuts coffee marked at $3.59, Arm & Hammer baking soda marked at $1.09, body spray marked at $10.50, a box of Stride gum marked at $1.25 and Wheat Nuts marked at $2.39. She starts off with a correct response of Then on the Wheat Nuts...and then wins with Now on both the gum and the body spray!

Next to plug in the blue spot is Charles Yzaguirre and the next IUFB is a Yard-Man lawn mower (Rachael at Door #2 again).

Charles: $1,400
Keith: $2,700 (STAGE WILLY)
Leonard: $3,200 (STAGE WILLY)
Kanisha: $2,500 (STAGE WILLY #2)

By default, Charles wins, with the ARP being $1,450.

Since he continues the blue spot winning streak, this casino worker will play Range Game for a PT Cruiser (Std., AT, Mats)(Amber at Door #3)! Range is $18,300-$18,900. He stops the board at $18,493-$18,643. He wants to replace his dying 10-year-old car...but it won't come here- the ARP was $18,775. I would've won this playing.

Our final contestant of the day is Sonja Harvey, who's also celebrating a birthday (the exploding dollar signs around Rich's calldown window are still not in effect as of this episode) and the final IUFB is a remote-controlled skateboard (Lanisha's riding it near the Race Game Curtain, and she apparently wrecks it at Door #3). Kanisha's been here the whole show, but once again, she will bid last.

Sonja: $250 (STAGE GARF)
Keith: $777
Leonard: $575
Kanisha: $601


ARP: $675, so Kanisha finally makes it!

This Zeta Phi Beta member now plays the Race Game for a Honda motorcycle (Rachel), an electric range (Rachel & Lanisha), an HP laptop computer system (Amber) and an Ashley dinette (Amber). Let's see the four prices for this playing:

$1,200
$1,599
$2,149
$2,449

OPENING TRY:

Motorcycle: $1,599 (she once switched it to $1,200)
Range: $2,449
Laptop: $1,200
Dinette: $2,149


NONE RIGHT- :24 LEFT

SECOND AND FINAL TRY:

Motorcycle: $2,149
Range: $2,449
Laptop: $1,599
Dinette: $1,200

She didn't play this game well at all. She ends up with the cheapest prize out there, the dinette. Rest of the prices:

Motorcycle: $2,449
Range: $1,599
Laptop: $2,149

DQ: Leaving range price as it was on second turn after all of her first turn guesses were wrong

I liked the lineup as is today.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Charles ($1,450): 55 + 50 = OVER BY A NICKEL
Kanisha ($1,875; she does a Wheelie on her first spin!): 55 + 40 = $.95
Jacqueline ($7,650): 90 + Dime = WINS $1,000 AND SHOWCASE BERTH!

Does Jacqueline do any better in her Bonus Spin...well, she falls three spots shot of the nickel with 70 cents, so she gets the Runner-Up spot in today's Showcase.

Our opening Showcase has an Ashley bedroom (Lanisha at Door #3), a steam shower (Rachel at Door #1) and a Maxum 17" sport boat (Amber at Door #2).

LAWNDON BIDS $27,000 ON ROOM/BOAT SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR ROOM/BOAT SHOWCASE: $32,000

Jacqueline then attempts to win a digital camcorder (Rachel; we see a couple shots of the two contestants from it!), a trip to San Francisco (Lanisha at the audience screen; includes an airship ride and a skydiving experience) and a 2010 Mini Cooper Convertible (Rachel at Door #1).

JACQUELINE BIDS $34,000 FOR TRIP/CONVERTIBLE SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE WILLY

MY BID FOR TRIP/CONVERTIBLE SHOWCASE: $29,650

(Note: We see a shot of the Bob Barker Studio's ceiling from the camcorder just before the final commercial break!)

LAWNDON'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $27,000
ARP: $32,632
DIFFERENCE: $5,632

JACQUELINE'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $34,000

ARP: $32,981
OVER- LAWNDON WINS

Lawndon wins $44,404 in cash and prizes!

DOND: We begin the last week of October with #18 Jerry Sivi (who is a former professional wrestler that was known as "The Candy Man").

ROUND 1:
1. #4 (Ashanta)- $100
2. #19 (Gerry P.)- $500
3. #5 (Roula)- $200
4. #12 (Kim)- $2,500
5. #6 (James)- $10,000

OPENING OFFER: $23,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #10 (Tiffany)- $5
2. #16 (Dan)- $400
3. #9 (Angela)- $1,000
4. #14 (Kevin)- $250,000
5. #13 (Jen)- $10

SECOND OFFER: $27,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #11 (Gene)- BUCK
2. #22 (Rema)- $25,000
3. #2 (Albert)- $300
4. #8 (Latisha)- $500,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)

THIRD OFFER: $17,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #17 (Andrea)- $50,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #15 (Pattie)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO)

FOURTH OFFER: $9,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #3 (Frannie)- $100,000 (THREE STRIKES IN A ROW)
2. #1 (Rosa)- $5,000

Jerry knocked out the last four big amounts in four straight picks- rare bad luck!

FIFTH OFFER: $2,000- NO DEAL

Rest of Jerry's game:

19th PICK: #7 (Meg)- $50

SIXTH OFFER: $2,500- DEAL

Could Jerry have tripled his winnings if he had gone all the way...no, he would've lost two zeroes. The other cases:

#20 (Erin)- $7,500
#21 (Bob)- PENNY

The Newlywed Game: Here are Monday's couples:

Ross & Kerin (married seven months)
T.J. & Teri (married 1 1/4 years)
Chris & Shaundra (married four months)

Randy's Intro: "The woman who always says the first thing that comes into her head"

ROUND 1:

1. In a typical week, how would you rate the action in your bedroom- PG-13, R or Unrated?
eHarmony.com Dimension (Intellect): If your wife was on "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire", who would she choose as her Phone a Friend?
3. Complete the following: "I know there won't be any whoopie on nights when my wife puts on her ________."

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Ross:
1. R
2. Her friend Tonya
3. Sleeping face

T.J.:
1. Unrated
2. Myself
3. Underwear

Chris:
1. R
2. Myself
3. Sweats

TRIP AT STAKE: Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Kerin:
1. R- MATCH (5)
2. Tonya- MATCH (10)
3. Sweats- NO MATCH

Teri:
1. R- NO MATCH
2. T.J.- MATCH (5)
3. Underwear- MATCH (10)

Shaundra:
1. R- MATCH (5)
2. Chris- MATCH (10)
3. Pajama pants- ACCEPTABLE (15)

ROUND 2:

1. What do you think would be the hardest for your husband to accept- going out for drinks with a male co-worker, going away for the weekend with the girls or keeping in touch with an old boyfriend?
2. When was the last time your husband could've said to you "Wow, you really blew that"?
3. Complete the following: "Of anywhere on his body, I would be the most surprised if my husband came home with his _______ pierced."
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "My husband's not that good at _______, and that's way I'm in charge of ____________."

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Kerin:
1. Old boyfriend
2. Answering a question on this show
3. Penis
BONUS: Hanging shelves, hiring somebody to do that

Teri:
1. Male co-worker
2. Answering a question on this show
3. Penis
BONUS: Paying bills (both)

Shaundra:
1. Ex-boyfriend
2. Cooked a bad dinner
3. Penis
BONUS: Planning, that and the calendar keeping

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Ross:
1. Old boyfriend- MATCH (20)
2. Scraping the side of a car- NO MATCH
3. Penis- MATCH (30)
BONUS: Paying bills (both)- NO MATCH

T.J.:
1. Old boyfriend- NO MATCH
2. Backed a motorhome into the house- NO MATCH
3. Penis- MATCH (20)
BONUS: Paying bills (both)- TWO MATCHES (50)

Chris:
1. Old boyfriend- MATCH (25)
2. Being a model when she was young- NO MATCH
3. Penis- MATCH (35)
BONUS: Cooking, dinner- LOSS

Teri & T.J. come back to win it!

Today's Consolation Prize: Cuisinart coffee maker

WOF: Before we start, we'd like to say happy birthday to Pat Sajak! Anyhoo, our first Toss-Up on this Halloween Week is Rhyme Time:

C _ _ _ T _ _ E

F E _ _ _ _ E

Addison solves CREATURE FEATURE for $1,000. Let's meet our players:

Addison Hubert (Arlington, VA)- Studying to get his Master's Degree in Public Administration at George Mason University; also plays in a kickball league
Lacey Brower (Baltimore)- Works at the Baltimore Ravens' ticket office and a recent University of Maryland graduate
Liz Bachman (Lafayette, LA)- Law school student at Louisiana State University

(Note: The puzzle category graphics for this week are orange with a Jack-O-Lantern on each one of them!)

$2,000 Toss-Up category is In the Kitchen:

_ _ _ D Y

_ _ R

Lacey guesses CANDY JAR...correct for $2,000; I thought for sure it was CANDY BAR.

Meineke Jackpot Round category is Song Lyrics and the first trip offered this week is to The Stanley Hotel in Colorado (celebrating its 100th anniversary) worth $5,536. Lacey starts the wheel action off with two T's for $800, three E's while on Free Play, a $2,500 N, then she buys an A. After that, she calls two C's for a $1,000 gift package from SHinDigZ, two S's for an extra $600 and then purchases the O to clean out the vowels. We now have...

_ E / D I D / T _ E

_ O N S T E _ / _ A S _

...but she's incorrect by a letter with WE DID THE MONSTER MASH, likely costing her $4,150 in cash and stuff. Liz then spins Bankrupt. Addison then calls a trio of H's for the Wild Card...

H E / D I D / T H E

_ O N S T E _ / _ A S H

...and steals HE DID THE MONSTER MASH to double up to $2,000 and tie for the early lead.

BANKRUPT: Liz
DQ: Lacey (one-letter missolve)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $8,700

Same Name is the next puzzle category. Liz begins with a $500 T and buys five A's, then she calls an $800 N and buys a pair of E's, but she then gets her second Bankrupt of the night to lose $800. Addison then calls an $800 D, a $300 R, a $500 P, and then buys the last remaining vowel in this puzzle, I. After he next lights up a trio of B's for $1,500 more...

B A _ E B A _ _

A N D/ _ A _ P I R E

B A T

...he solves BASEBALL AND VAMPIRE BAT for $2,850 this round and $4,850 total.

BANKRUPT: Liz

IHOP Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Event. Addison immediately loses his Wild Card to a Bankrupt. Lacey then calls a pair of N's for a grand, three T's for another $2,400 and then buys a trio of E's and A's. Next, she lights up a couple H's for another C-note, buys twin O's, and then jumps in for the solve...

A / _ _ N _ E T

_ T _ O _ _ / A _ O N _

T H E / _ E A _ H

...she guesses A SUNSET STROLL ALONG THE BEACH...and she's right this time for another $3,650 and a trip to the LaSource in Grenada worth $7,740, bringing her new total winnings to $13,390!

BANKRUPT: Addison

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: CD0014138 (Carme D. from Knoxville, IA)

$3,000 Toss-Up category is Living Thing:

G I _ _ T

_ A _ A _ _ _ _ A

Addison solves GIANT TARANTULA to move up to $7,850. Next category is Phrase. He first calls a $450 R and buys a couple E's, then he hits his second Bankrupt of the night to lose a couple Benjamins. Lacey next lights up a quartet of T's for $1,200 and buys the first letter of this puzzle, an A, before lighting up the N for an additional $450 and a couple H's to make her new total this round three large. The board now:

A T / T H E / _ T R _ _ E

_ _ / _ _ _ N _ _ H T

She then solves AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT for a new total of $16,390.

BANKRUPT: Addison

Next category is Fictional Character. Lacey calls a couple A's while on FP before calling a $5,000 T and buying double E's. After that, she calls a $900 H but then a dud vowel of O. Liz then calls the first dud consonant all night with S. Addison then lands on FP and puts up a trio of I's to finish out this round's vowels, then he calls a couple N's for $700 but then hits Bankrupt for the third time this evening to lose that amount right back. Lacey then calls the C for another $900 before we go to Speed-Up Mode with all of this:

_ E _ _ I N / T H E

_ A _ I C I A N

The remaining consonants are worth $1,900 apiece. She then calls the M's...

M E _ _ I N / T H E

M A _ I C I A N

...but she then gives her second incorrect response of the night with MELVIN THE MAGICIAN, which probably will result in a $10,100 loss. Liz then lights up the R...

M E R _ I N / T H E

M A _ I C I A N

...and she finally gets off the gooseegg mark with MERLIN THE MAGICIAN for $1,900! Addison leaves with $7,850 and despite a couple generation gap problems on her puzzle solves, Lacey still wins by a considerable margin at $16,390!

So far, $26,140 in cash and trip has been given away on the Halloween Week '09 opener.

DUDS (both prior to big bell): O (Lacey), $350 S (Liz)
BANKRUPT: Addison
DQ: Lacey (blown solve)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding Wild Card): $900

Big Money Round: Lacey Brower spins the E in AMERICA'S and the category is Phrase. Starting with:

L _ _ _ _

_ R E _ _

I think I know this one already. She calls C, D, H and A and gets...

L _ C _ _

_ R E A _

...she catches a $30,000 LUCKY BREAK for a total of $46,390 in cash and trip!

(Note: The new BR win cue is back as of this week.)

Pat's kids then come out to do some trick or treating with Vanna at the end!

Jeopardy!: Let’s see if Johnny Forest can continue his winning ways and take away a lot more of Washington D.C.’s money when he faces:

Justin Gilbert (Louisville)- Gelato maker
Christine Valada (originally from Walton, NY)- Photographer/attorney

The week’s first six categories:

WHO
WHAT

WHEN
WHERE
“Y”
& HOW

The theme of this board is the six basic ways of asking questions (and for the first five, it’s also a tribute of sorts for the late Art James). At the first break, Valada leads the current champion by a grand with $4,000; Gilbert’s at $200 (after once being $600 in the hole). When Valada hits the Daily Double shortly afterwards under the $600 Where clue, she’s added a grand to her total; Forrest’s now down to $2,600. Her wager is a grand on this clue:

This residence is in London, just past the Victoria Memorial at the southwest end of the mall.

“What is Buckingham Palace?”…six large now for her! Time runs out before the $400-$800 What clues and the $800 When clue can be played. Valada’s down to $5,600 after a slight misstep shortly after her successful DD; Forrest’s new total is $2,400 and Gilbert has multiplied his $200 by six.

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

DJ! Categories:

HOLLOW
“EEN”
BIOLOGY
I THINK I LOVE HUGH
FILL IN THE AUTHOR (a book title is given along with the initials of its author; the author’s complete name must be given)
AUTO RACING 101 (video clues from Alex and the Clue Crew at the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race’s track in Long Beach, CA)


Forrest’s been giving quite a few incorrect responses this evening, but he does end up finding one of this round’s DDs under the $1,200 Biology clue; he currently stands at $4,000, trailing Valada for the lead by $1,600; Gilbert’s at $800 this time. He wagers half his bank. For the lead, here’s the clue:

It’s no disgrace, it’s just the sticky part of the pistil that receives the pollen during pollination.

“What is the stamen?”…NO. It’s actually called the stigma, so down to two large he goes. But he then gets the last two clues of that category correct to tie her for the lead. Towards the end of the round, Valada finds the last DD under the $800 Hollow monitor with $8,800. She leads the champ by $1,200 and Gilbert by $2,400. Her wager on the following is a C-note:

Emerson, Thoreau & of course, Washington Irving, are all buried cemeteries with this name.

“What is Sleepy Hollow?”…yes indeed to now be within $200 of five figures! Time runs out before we get to the last two Auto Racing 101 clues.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,800
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $4,800

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Kevin: $7,600
Christine: $14,600
Justin: $6,400

CORYAT SCORES:

Kevin: $9,600
Christine: $14,000
Justin: $6,400

Pretty sloppy game so far tonight.

FJ! CATEGORY: Goddesses.

Hera sent a gadfly to torment this two-letter goddess, who later escaped to Egypt across a sea since named for her.

JUSTIN:
Response: “Who Gali”
Wager: $1,300
Final score: $5,100

Kevin Forrest’s response was “Who is Io?”…correct for another $7,500, taking him to $15,100! Christine Valada may have struggled with this one…but she’s right also to win the title with $15,201. Forrest leaves with $22,001.


Catch 21: We've had a $25,000 winner, civilian or celebrity, in each of the first two weeks of Season 3. Let's see if we can make it three in a row, possibly as soon as tonight, with this panel:

Matt Diffusel (Las Vegas)
Jesse Diester (L.A.)
Jessica Lesley (L.A.)- 7th & 8th Grade Science teacher

ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:

Matt: QUEEN OF SPADES
Jesse: 7 OF CLUBS
Jessica: 10 OF SPADES


TONIGHT'S BONUS TRIP: San Francisco (Radisson Fisherman's Wharf)

After the night's first two questions, we have:

Matt: (QS)(3H) = 13
Jesse: (7C)(7D) = 14
Jessica: 10 OF SPADES (200)

3. She's no Bush-leaguer- Condoleeza Rice has said her dream job was to be commissioner of what?

A: Securities & Exchange Commission
B: NFL
C: ???

Jessica: NFL- YOU BET (300)

CARD: 5 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO JESSE (19)

4. Who might you find hanging out near a little john in the middle of Sherwood Forest?

A: Zorro
B: Robin Hood
C: ???

Matt: Robin Hood- OF COURSE (100)

CARD: 2 OF SPADES; PASSES TO JESSICA (12)

5. Reportedly designed by Benjamin Franklin, what motto appeared on the first official U.S. penny?

A: "Don't bother us"
B: "Mind your business"
C: "In Ben we trust"

Jessica: "In Ben we trust"- INCORRECT
Jesse: "Mind your business"- CORRECT (100); FREEZES AT 19

6. After her 2008 passing, fans said "Thank you for being a friend" to Estelle Getty, who played Sophia on what classic sitcom?

Jessica: "Golden Girls"- YOU BET (400)

CARD: 8 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT AND FREEZES AT 20

MATT:
7. 4 OF DIAMONDS (17)
8. ACE OF SPADES (18)
9. 7 OF HEARTS- JESSICA WINS ROUND 1 (900)

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

Matt: JACK OF DIAMONDS
Jesse: KING OF SPADES

Jessica: 6 OF DIAMONDS

Matt answers the first three questions correctly to first pass a 9 of Spades to Jessica before busting Jesse out of the game for good with a 4 of Spades and a King of Diamonds.

4. "Sleepless in Seattle", "While You Were Sleeping" or "Sleeping with the Enemy"- which movie starred Sandra Bullock?

Jessica: "While You Were Sleeping"- CORRECT (1,000)

CARD: KING OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PASSED TO MATT (20)

5. Nicole Richie avoided "The Simple Life" by being the adopted daughter of what singer?

Jessica: Lionel Richie- RIGHT AGAIN (1,100)

If this next card is anything but an Ace, Jessica's won another round.

CARD: 6 OF SPADES- WINS TRIP AND ANOTHER ROUND (1,600)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Matt: 2 OF CLUBS
Jessica: 9 OF CLUBS

1. In children's books, Curious George monkeys around with an unamed caretaker wearing what colored hat?

Matt: Yellow- YOU BET

CARD: 9 OF DIAMONDS; KEEPS IT (11)

2. What dogs may have eaten Alpo in the Alps as they were commonly used to rescue snowboard travelers in Switzerland?

Matt: St. Bernard- RIGHT

CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS- WIN

Jessica leaves with the trip to the Golden Gate City.

BLACKJACK BONANZA: For the first time this season, I do believe, somebody's only got the minimum two Power Chips to work with. Let's see how Matt does in this situation.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: 5 OF SPADES
HAND #2: 6 OF SPADES
HAND #3: 9 OF CLUBS


1. KING OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (15)

2. 6 OF CLUBS; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1,000)

3. 3 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (12)

4. KING OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (one Power Chip left)

5. QUEEN OF DIAMONDS; CHANGES THAT ALSO (no Power Chips left)

6. 10 OF SPADES, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #2 (16); GOES ON

7. 6 OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #3 (18); GOES ON

8. 2 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #3 (20); STOPS WITH $2,000

9. 10 OF CLUBS

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?: Special Delivery Week (with pregnant moms competing) starts out with Sara Silmani (a stay-at-home mom who's expecting within two days). In the event a contestant pops, a medical guy named Brian is there to help them out with their new baby. Her first classmate choice is Annalise (who has a recurring role on the HBO series "True Blood") and here are the week's first 10 categories:

1st Grade Math
1st Grade Spelling
2nd Grade Foreign Languages
2nd Grade Animal Science
3rd Grade Vocabulary
3rd Grade Measurements
4th Grade World Geography
4th Grade Art
5th Grade Health
5th Grade U.S. History

The first question comes from 4th Grade Art at Annalise's request, so it has a value of $3,500:

What Dutch artist born in 1863 is famous for his paintings "Irises", "Sunflowers" and "Potato Eaters"?

With no idea, she guesses Michaelangelo...incorrect. Annalise wrote down Van Gogh...correct for $3,500! Sara then challenges 5th Grade U.S. History. For another $5,000, here's the question:

Fort Ticonderoga was the site of many famous battles in The American Revolution. In what present-day U.S. state is it located?

She guesses Washington...wrong, even if she had meant Washington, D.C. instead. Had she used one of her other cheats, she would've been up to $8,500 by now, as Annalise had the right answer of New York. With $165,000 now possible for Sarah, her third category is 4th Grade World Geography.

If Annalise is in Hanoi, she's in the capital of what Asian country?

After ruling out Japan and China, Sara locks in a guess of South Korea...but her uncle Ruby instead has the right country of Vietnam. She then brings up Pablo as her second partner and the fourth category played is 2nd Grade Foreign Languages. For a grand:

What modern language is the language of origins for the words cuisine, petite and souvenir?

Sara wisely uses her Peek, as Pablo wrote down his answer quickly. After seeing that he wrote down French, she locks it in for $1,000. Now currently playing for a potential $130,000, Sara's fifth category is the other 5th Grade one, Health.

Also known as tocopherol, what vitamin is found in avocado, peanuts and sunflower seeds?

Since her gut tells her so, Sara locks in E...good to multiply her thousand by six! Next up is this $2,500 3rd Grade Vocabulary question:

By definition, the term "avian" refers to which class of animals?

Sara successfully locks in birds for a new total of $8,500! Now with Madison available for a Copy if necessary, the next topic selection is 3rd Grade Measurements. For another $2,500, the question this time is:

Which of the following is equal to one acre?

A: 4,356 square feet
B: 43,560 square feet
C: 435,600 square feet

Because she has a real estate license, Sara obviously knows the right figure would be 43,560 for 11 grand! Before we get to the 2nd Grade Animal Science question, Sara first tries this from 1st Grade Spelling:

What's the last letter in the following word- "autumn"?

She locks in the correct letter of N! Staying in 1st Grade, here's the Math Question for another five bills:

T or F: If Madison has three chocolate chip cookies and two oatmeal cookies, and Pablo has six peanut butter cookies, then Madison has a greater number of cookies than Pablo.

Sara's right again with False!

Totino's Extra Credit Question (first one ever on a CMT airing):

What's the most frequently-used letter in the alphabet?

A: R
B: I

C: E

Answer: E; R was eliminated first.

For $13,000, let's see the 2nd Grade Animal Science question:

A crayfish is a species of which of the following?

A: Crustacean
B: Fish
C: Mollusk

With no hesitation, Sara uses the Copy, rolling the dice on Madison's guess of crustacean (which Uncle Ruby also said)...got it for $13,000! She then calls a halt to this game, not going for the Bonus Question in U.S. Geography.

Our second civilian contestant this week is McKenna Kelly (who is an office manager). With Kevin as her first partner, here are the next 10 subjects:

1st Grade Social Studies
1st Grade Art
2nd Grade World Geography

2nd Grade Music
3rd Grade U.S. Geography
3rd Grade Grammar
4th Grade Measurements
4th Grade Astronomy
5th Grade Literature
5th Grade Geometry

On Kevin's suggestion, the first question this game will come from 4th Grade Measurements:

Which of the following equations is the correct way to convert temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit?

A: F = (9/5) C + 32
B: F = (5/9) C - 32
C: F = 9C + 5

McKenna says it's Equation A...that's the right one for $3,500! She then goes in the middle for her second category, 3rd Grade U.S. Geography.

What's the only letter of the alphabet that does NOT appear in the name of a U.S. state?

McKenna's letter guess is J, but that's in New Jersey. Kevin seems confident in Q...he should be, because that's right for a successful Save and another $2,500! The third topic is 4th Grade Astronomy.

T or F: Callisto, Io and Europa are all moons of Jupiter.

Her answer is True...yes to go to $9,500! After picking on Khamani, her fourth topic is 3rd Grade Grammar. The $2,500 question there reads like this:

T or F: "Must've" is a grammatically correct contraction.

She locks in True again, and Khamani apparently had that answer too based on how fast he came up with something...sure enough, that's right to break five figures with $12,000! And then, McKenna finally steps up to a 5th Grade subject, Literature. This question is for a new total of 17 big ones or none at all:

First published in 1847, the novel "Jane Eyre" was written by what female English author?

McKenna blows it with Jane Austen; it was Charlotte Bronte. That means her potential jackpot plummets to $80,000. Her next question comes from 2nd Grade World Geography, and here it is:

The East Coast of South America borders what ocean?

McKenna gets a grand back with the Atlantic, and Taylar's now her final partner. Next up is the other 5th Grade topic, Geometry.

If a parallelogram has an area of 40 and a base of four, what's its height?

After doing the math, McKenna forms a guess of 10...she's still on her way to $80,000! Now, to the problem from 2nd Grade Math:

Khamani's buying 10 apples. If each one costs 35 cents and he has $2, how many more quarters does he need to purchase all 10?

McKenna's able to come up with six! She still has both her Peek and Copy left heading into the 1st Grade questions. Her next-to-last category pick in regulation is Social Studies.

What's the name of this room, located in the West Wing of The White House?

She's right once more with the Oval Office! To finish up with $8,000, here's the Art query:

From the Japanese words for "paper" and "to fold", what's the craft that involves folding sheets of paper into decorative shapes?

McKenna will be royally disappointed in herself if she blows this question, because she majored in Art Education...but she locks in Orgami! But she's not done yet- she risks her eight grand for 80 on this Bonus Question. The category is a pretty lucky one on this show- World History. Here's the final question:

What Spanish explorer conquered Peru in the 1530s and also became its governor?

She locks in Cortes, which is a good guess...but her mom's right instead- it was Pizarro. That means she leaves with the $2,500 card.

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Ray Reyes' game
Game 2 (with a contestant whose nickname is John Doh!)

And now, a new thing for this season- I will give ratings of 1-10 for each episode of all game shows except for "Family Feud". Here are today's:

The Newlywed Game: 8
Let's Make a Deal, Millionaire, TPIR, Wheel of Fortune, Catch 21 and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?: 7 each
Jeopardy! and Deal or No Deal: 6 each

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