LMAD: Before we worry about possibly having our third Big Deal Shutout, we have a lot of regular deals to go through. The first one has Lindsay (dressed as Jill), Maria (in a spa robe) and Brian (dressed as a cowboy). Lindsay is shown the bronze envelope, which she can have or trade for what's behind Curtain #2. She takes the middle curtain...and gets nothing but chickens. The envelope now carries over to Maria, and she can give it back for what's inside the small box (Jonathan). Maria wants the box...and she receives a pair of diamond earrings worth $4,495! The last envelope opportunity goes to Brian; he's offered Curtain #3 in exchange for it. Brian takes the curtain...inside the bronze envelope was a check for $3,001, but he's riding away in a Hyundai Accent GS Hatchback (Std., AT) worth $12,070!
Secondly, let's play some cards with Penny (dressed as a referee; that's the second day in a row we've had a trader dressed like that participate in a deal). At the table in front of the three curtains, Alison's controlling a line of nine cards that starts with the 3 of Spades and ends with the 9 of Diamonds. Penny will then choose from the remaining seven cards, one of which is a Joker. Every time she avoids the Joker, she'll win $1,000. She can stop at any time, but if she hits the Joker at any time, that evil person will take away all of her money. Penny decides to start with the beginning of the line.
1. #2- 5 OF DIAMONDS ($1,000)
2. #3- 8 OF CLUBS ($2,000); STOPS
She should've gone one more time to #4, because the Joker was at #5. But we're not done with her- she can keep the money she just earned or trade for what's behind Curtain #1. Penny keeps her two large...but she could've had a spa with an outdoor bar worth $9,174.
Deal #3 has Dacy & Doris playing. We begin this time with Dacy, who can either have the Domestic thing inside the cake box or what's back at the big box. He keeps his smaller box, so Doris' can have the bigger box's contents, pending she doesn't want $500 for it. But she takes the money because her husband (who's wearing a shower cap) said so...good for them- there were a few ripped up audience seats! This deal will continue soon.
Time now for the couples deal of the day, with today's featured duo being John & Jody (both dressed as clowns). In front of the curtains this time are a table of four grocery items with two year possibilities for each. John will make a guess for each one of the products, and every time he picks the year a grocery item was nationally introduced, they'll earn some money.
Baked! Lays: 1995 or 2006?
Tab soda: 1963 or 1980?
Nutri-Grain bars: 1984 or 1991?
Miracle Whip: 1933 or 1949?
For $300- Baked! Lays: 2006- NO
For $500- Tab soda: 1963- YES ($500)
For $700- Nutri-Grain bars: 1991- YES ($1,200)
For $1,000- Miracle Whip: 1949- NO
Jodi's designated the spender for this deal. She can buy what's behind Curtain #3 for their $1,200, and she does...it's a Bayliner Bowrider 175 ski boat with some fishing equipment thrown in, a total of $13,769 in prizes! PERFECT DEAL!
That was a great first half; let's see how the second half goes. It begins with a pair of Patricias (Patricia A. is wearing a pink/purple wig and an "I Want Brady Bucks" sign, while Patricia B.'s older and wearing a Route 66 shirt). This is the first time on this version of the show we've had two couples deal in one episode. Mr. Brady now has the gold and silver envelopes- the gold one has a $50 bill on the outside, but the silver one has a Benjamin on the outside. Patricia B. gives Patricia A. the $100 envelope, so she's got the $50 one. We start with Pat B., who can keep her money or throw it away for what's behind Curtain #1. She keeps her cash...there was a $4,700 Pier 1 living room group that included a 46" Samsung LCD HDTV. As for her gold envelope...there's an additional $250 inside, giving Pat B. a total of $300. Pat A. can now hand over her silver envelope to Wayne & Jonathan for what's inside the small box, but she will not...I'm glad she turned the box down, because there was a big container of tarantulas! Therefore, we will add to Pat A.'s $100 bill...$2,100, giving her a total of $2,200!
Before we get to the Big Deal of the Day, we have some unfinished business with Dacy. He can either keep his box or collect what's behind the dead center curtain. Dacy keeps the box...inside Curtain #2 was a pathetic game room, whereas his box (after he gives Mr. Brady a piggyback ride up and down the stairs) contains the tickets to West Palm Beach, FL (including a jet ski tour), a trip worth $6,066! PERFECT DEAL #2!
THE BIG DEAL: We have another first on this incarnation of the show- Brian's trading away his car for the chance to win a much nicer one here worth $30,850. He thinks it's behind Door #1 (after saying he originally wanted #3). For now, it's a good thing he changed his mind, because Door #3 actually had a trip on the Orient Express worth $17,464...
...BUT DOOR #1 ISN'T IT, EITHER, SO WE HAVE OUR THIRD BIG DEAL SHUTOUT OF THE SEASON. Darn. He'll have to settle for a pair of dirt bikes worth $2,708. Door #2 had a BMW 128i (Std., Trim). As a result of his big gamble gone horribly wrong, John & Jody end up as the day's top winners.
(Note: After Door #3 was revealed first, Door #2 was revealed second instead of Door #1. That's the second time now on this current version of the show that the Big Deal was revealed before all of the doors have been opened.)
TPIR: Episode 4905K concludes the week, and it starts with Luvern Cannibaum, James Tilton, Jacquelyn Powers and Melinda Sebentley. The first IUFB is a home gym from The Sports Authority (Gwendolyn at Door #3).
Jacquelyn from Palm Springs doesn't have to walk far to play her Pricing Game, because she's playing Double Prices in front of Contestant's Row for a Canadian Rockies train trip (Rachel at the audience screen). The ARP of it is either $5,795 or $6,365; Amber's controlling the gameboard here. Jacquelyn guesses $6,365...and she's a winner!
Now taking over her green Contestant's Row spot is Aline Jones and the second IUFB is an LG washer/dryer (Rachel at the turntable).
James, a college student, plays Punch-a-Bunch for a chance to win a lot of tuition money (Amber holds the big bill, which has a dollar bill on Drew's head today). Today's SPs are modeled by Gwen.
1. Microfiber tote bag
IS NOT: $30
PICK: LOWER- $40
2. Cow drink maker
IS NOT: $25
PICK: LOWER- $16
3. Taylor fruit and vegetable processor/juicer
IS NOT: $50
PICK: HIGHER- $69
4. Foot massager
IS NOT: $75
PICK: HIGHER- $90
James punches out holes #14, #17 and #50. Starting with Hole #14...$500. He goes on with Hole #17...$100. Obviously, he goes all the way to Hole #50...BUT HE WINS THAT NUMBER IN DOLLARS. That'll only buy about one textbook for him.
Our next contestant is Robert Quell and the third IUFB is a Danby twin-door wine cooler (Gwen behind splitting sign).
Since Melinda made the hated $1 overbid, Robert from Vanderbuilt University (which is located in Nashville, BTW) plays Lucky $even for a PT Cruiser (Std., AT, Mats, Prot)(Rachel). His second digit guess is 7...
$ 1 9 , _ _ _
...two bucks, please. Middle digit selection is 4...
$ 1 9 , 3 _ _
...that costs him another dollar. Robert then goes with this game's title for the fourth spot...
$ 1 9 , 3 6 _
...he's got $3 left heading into the last number! His final number choice is 5...
$ 1 9 , 3 6 4
...AND WE WILL NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A CAR GAME SHUTOUT IN THE FINAL CAR GAME OF THE WEEK! He wins the PT Cruiser and a buck in gas money!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
James ($1,816): 55 + 40 = $.95
Jacquelyn ($7,560): $.95
Robert ($20,364): 60 + 35 = $.95
TRIPLE THREAT SPIN-OFF:
Bob's going to the Showcase!
(Note: I believe today is the first episode taped with the new split-screen for the last spin of a Showcase Showdown Spin-Off.)
Christina Barr then comes on down to the blue podium and the fourth IUFB is a pair of Currie Technologies electric bicycles (Gwen & Rachel).
Christina from Madras, OR plays Squeeze Play for a Ligna bed and a 55" Samsung LCD HDTV (Amber at Door #2; the HDTV displays a clip of the season's only 1/2 Off win so far). Board:
She removes the second six for a guess of $5,620...
$ 5 6 2 0
...but she should've gone with yours truly on removing the deuce.
Plugging in that hot blue spot next is Jared Miller (wearing a tie) and the fifth IUFB is a selection of Bobbi Brown makeup (Amber & Rachel).
Because he was off by two bucks in a good way (and Aline was over by eight), Jared keeps the blue podium winning streak alive and plays Temptation for a Camaro (Std., AT)(Gwen at Door #2). The first number in the Camaro price is 2.
1. Pair of digital cameras (Rachel)
SECOND NUMBER PICK: 4
2. $828 fishbowl (Amber)
THIRD NUMBER PICK: 8
3. Dev Valencia jewelry collection (Rachel)
FOURTH NUMBER PICK: 4
4. Trip to Laguna Beach, CA (Amber)
LAST NUMBER PICK: 0
Jared's current guess for the Camaro is $24,840...and that's his final answer for it (he nearly changed the second four). There is a total of $10,761 in gifts...and he'll take them. $24,840 was a good guess for the Camaro, though...
$ 2 4 , 8 4 0
...but he would've just missed it, since it actually cost $10 less!
Our last Contestant's Row member of the week is Amy Tye and the final IUFB of the week is a Necky tandem kayak (Gwen & Rachel at Door #2). Let's find out who will join the First Four Brekfast Club on this Friday.
FINAL CLUBHOUSE MEMBER OF THE WEEK: Luvern
Melinda plays Now or Then for a pair of electric guitars (Amber & Rachel) and a drum/cymbal set (Gwen; all behind Door #3), a instrumental prize package worth $12,547. For this go-round, Then is October 1994. The groceries are a six-pack of Grape Kool-Aid Bursts marked at $1.59, Aim Ultra Mint Multi-Benefit toothpaste marked at $1.89, a box of Kellogg's Strawberry Pop-Tarts marked at $2.79, Cheracol D Cough Formula marked at $5.45, Nakano Rice Vinegar marked at $1.99 and a small pack of Now or Later marked at 35 cents. Melinda starts off with the Kool-Aid and says Then...incorrect. Her second choice is the toothpaste and she tries Then again...but she's wrong with that for the second time in a row. Third, she goes with the candy and says Then again...the third time is NOT the charm for Then to be right. Melinda must now be right on the remaining three items to win. She decides to try the cough formula and says Now this time...but it WAS Then there and she loses with four wrong answers in a row. Not sure when this happened last in this Pricing Game.
My lineup today:
1. Lucky $even
2. Squeeze Play
4. Double Prices
5. Now or Then
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Christina ($1,198): $.65
Melinda ($1,999): Quarter + 60 = $.85
Jared ($11,312): 45 + 50 = $.95
Since Jared won this thing, the top two winners of the day are in the Showcase!
There's a sports-themed Showcase to start things off here. First, play some golf with some Calloway Golf equipment (Rachel at Door #3). Second, shift to tennis with this Wilson tennis package (Rachel at Door #3). Third, we have a golf trip to Jackson Hole, WY (Rachel at Door #3). Finally, if you feel like doing some extreme sports that involves snow, here's this new Yamaha snowmobile (Amber at Door #1).
ROBERT PASSES TO JARED; JARED BIDS $22,795 ON SPORTS SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR SPORTS SHOWCASE: $27,500
Robert goes for a Showcase that involves the water. First, before you go swim in it, put on some of these Speedos. Second, do some swimming inside this big lap pool (Door #2). Finally, after you're done swimming at home, go swim with some dolphins on a trip to Jamaica. All prizes are modeled by Gwen.
ROBERT BIDS $16,700 ON WATER SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY (I'm not sure if that even covers the pool)
MY BID FOR WATER SHOWCASE: $32,000
DIFFERENCE: $6,071- WIN BY $294!
Jared, who works as a dancing cow, dances out of the studio with $40,178 in cash and stuff!
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?: The last "Sesame Street" co-host of the week is Prarie Dawn, and the last contestant of Muppets Week is Gretchen Krull (who is an administrator that is a fan of "Sesame Street). Her first partner is Madison and here come Friday's first 10 subjects:
1st Grade Animal Science
1st Grade Math
2nd Grade Health
2nd Grade U.S. History
3rd Grade Grammar
3rd Grade U.S. Geography
4th Grade Social Studies
4th Grade Measurements
5th Grade World Geography
5th Grade Geometry
Gretchen's opening question comes from 5th Grade Geometry, making it worth $5,000:
A rhombus has four sides. How many of them are of equal length?
She's pretty sure the answer is zero, because Math is her best subject...but it's not. Madison went with the other end of the spectrum, four...that's correct for $5,000! Gretchen then goes for 10 with this 5th Grade World Geography question:
The Deccan Plateau and the Eastern Ghats mountain range are located in what country?
Since Gretchen doesn't have much of an idea here, she uses the Copy. Madison wrote down China...but only the last letter of that answer is right. The correct country was India. Now playing for a possible $150,000, Gretchen's third category is 4th Grade Social Studies. For $3,500:
Number One Observatory Circle is the official residence for which of the following?
A: Director of the CIA
B: Secretary of State
She goes with her gut choice, Direct of the CIA...but she's incorrect once again- the Vice-President actually resides there. After bringing up Pablo, her fourth topic is 4th Grade Measurements. Again, for $3,500:
If it's 3 PM at the Prime Meridian, what time is it at the International Date Line?
Gretchen uses her last remaining cheat, the Peek. Pablo thought the actual time was 3 AM. Since that's what she thought it was as well, she locks that in...and it's right! Her fifth subject is 2nd Grade Health. To add $1,000, here's the question:
In the human body, what vessels carry blood away from the heart?
IMO, it's a toss-up between arteries and veins. Gretchen's choice is the veins...she picked the wrong one, so her potential jackpot drops to $70,000. Next up is the following from 3rd Grade Grammar for $2,500:
How many common nouns are in this sentence?
Her number guess is two...exactly right! The other 3rd Grade question in U.S. Geography is this one:
What U.S. state has a capital named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson?
She nails Mississippi to make it back to $5,000! Her next stop is the remaining 2nd Grade category of U.S. History. For another C-note:
In what century did the U.S. declare indpendence from Britain?
Knowing the exact year was 1776, Gretchen says the 18th Century...that's it for a new total of $6,000! Her next-to-last question in regulation play eminates from 1st Grade Animal Science. For $500 more:
T or F: The hummingbird lays the smallest eggs of any bird.
She locks in True...right again!
Extra Credit Question:
The world record for must push-ups in an hour was made by Paddy Doyle in 2007. How many did he do?
Answer: 1,940; the middle choice of 953 was scratched out first.
For $7,000 and a chance at 70 grand, here's the 1st Grade Math question:
Prarie Dawn has 176 baseball cards and buys 35 more. Pablo has 72 baseball cards and buys 149 more. Who now has more total baseball cards?
After doing all the addition, Gretchen locks in Pablo for $7,000! She then wisely Drops Out after that, not going for her Bonus Question in World History. The episode ends with some outtakes and a clip of Madison kissing Prarie Dawn.
To wrap up the week, Tammy Vinkler (an elementary school teacher) had a hard time with her questions and Dropped Out with a grand. Her Bonus Question would've been in Physical Science.
Final Extra Credit Question of the week (brought to you by Pillsbury Toaster Strudel):
In poker, it's impossible to get a straight without one of two cards. In this case, one of them is a five; what's the other?
Answer: 10; the Queen was eliminated first.
BrainSurge: Here are the week's final Brainiacs:
Siera (who's afraid of squirrels)
Alex (who is the VP of his student council)
Kylie (an expert air guitar player)
Madison-Kate (an aspiring wedding cake designer)
Sebastian (who's an ace hockey player)
Bennett (who loves Hip-Hop and the piano)
For 10: Memorize the three-digit number on Jeff's thrown baseball.
CORRECT CODE: 689
Everybody but Sebastian (who ran out of time) gets this one correct.
For 20: Jeff cut his submarine sandwich into how many pieces?
Alex, Bennett & Kylie are right to triple up, while everybody else was incorrect with seven.
For 30: From the range of 11-20, which number did NOT appear within the 18 squares?
Bennett remains perfect; Madison-Kate also gets this one right to move up to 40 points, and Sebastian gets on the board. Alex & Kylie were off by two with 16, while Siera was off by a mile with one.
For 40: Which of the following words is spelled correctly- logoria, logorrhia, loggorhea or logorrhea?
ANSWER: Logorrhea (which is defined as diarrhea of the mouth)
Madison-Kate takes over the lead with 80, while Siera moves up to 50; Bennett missed with logoria, Sebastian locked in logorrhia and the other two kids chose loggorhea.
For 50: Which of the four kids got hit by the dodgeball the most?
Everybody was right to be confident, because they're all right! There's a three-way tie for last place at 80 between Alex, Kylie & Sebastian.
FOR 100: Which of the four chosen houses did Jeff go inside?
ANSWER: #3 (the next-to-last house on the second row)
Alex, Siera & Sebastian are right, so they're definitely moving on to the next level; everyone else was wrong with #4 (the next-to-last house of the final row), automatically eliminating Kylie & Bennett; the two of them leave with the Nick Arcade gift certificate and the slime bucket.
Level 2: The final story of the week is about Jeff seeing a movie called "Undie Jones and the Tomb of Toot".
Siera: In what country did the story take place?
Guess: Egypt- YOU BET
Sebastian: What was the name of the title character?
Guess: Undie Jones- OF COURSE
Alex: What type of warriors were chasing Undie?
Guess: Ninjas- CORRECT
Madison-Kate: Undie found the mummy in what massive geometric structure?
Guess: TIME OVER (A: Pyramid)
Siera: How much did Jeff pay to see the movie?
Guess: $10- RIGHT
Sebastian: Whose cell phone did Undie find?
Guess: Cleopatra's- RIGHT
Alex: The text messages on that cell phone were written in what language?
Guess: Hieroglyphics- RIGHT
Siera: What creatures were described as "blood-sucking"?
Guess: Snails- RIGHT
Sebastian: What were the camels wearing on their feet?
Guess: Roller blades- RIGHT
Alex: Undie was searching for the mummy of which pharaoh?
Guess: King Toot- RIGHT
Siera: What giant stone creature could smell King Toot's fart?
Guess: The Sphinx- RIGHT AGAIN
Sebastian: In what book did Undie find the map of King Toot's Pyramid?
Guess: "Mummies For Dummies"- RIGHT AGAIN
Alex: What was the name of Undie's sidekick?
Guess: Muttwood- OUT (A: Mutthead)
KO Round: The eight matches are found at #1 & #4, #2 & #16, #3 & #5, #6 & #11, #7 & #8, #9 & #15, #10 & #13 and #12 & #14.
Siera: Front & Back Trick (#7 & #8)
Sebastian: #3 & #5
Siera: #10 & #13
Sebastian: #9 & #15
Siera: #16 & #2
Sebastian: #6 & #4
Siera: #11 & #6- WIN!
The other three eliminated kids all leave with a trip to Knott's Berry Farm.
THE FINAL LEVEL: Siera could possibly take home a Polaroid digital camera, a Diamondback bike and a trip to Circus Circus.
CAMERA GRID: #3, #8, #12, #11, #10 & #14
1. INSTANT CLEAR WITH 1:17.35 LEFT (she inadvertantly missed hitting the button the first time she made it over there)
BIKE GRID: #4, #8, #7, #6, #11, #16, #17 & #23
1. #4, #8, #7, #12
2. #4, #8, #7, #11
3. SAME AS SECOND TURN
4. #4, #8, #7, #6, #12
5. #4, #8, #7, #6, #11, #17
6. #4, #8, #7, #6, #11, #16, #17, #22
7. SAME AS FIFTH TURN
8. CLEAR WITH 1.68 LEFT
Unfortuately, she is mathematically out at this point. For the record, the trip path was #2, #8, #14, #15, #16, #23, #29, #28, #27 and #33.
(Important programming note: On the day before Thanksiving, back-to-back celebrity episodes of this GS will air, starting at 7 PM EST.)
The Newlywed Game: Tonight's couples as we wrap up another week:
Tommy & Karen (married 1 3/4 years)
Erick & Leah (married a year and seven months)
Rick & Jenna (married a year)
Randy's Intro: "A woman who makes newlyweds fill in the blanks
(Note: We're back to the previous text for the on-screen graphics, at least for tonight.)
1. Would you rather for your wife to increase the frequency of her lovemaking or her enthusiasm for it?
2. What one chore does your wife usually put on your "Honey, do..." list when she goes out of town?
3. Complete the following: "The biggest difference between what I thought (our) marriage would be and how it has really been so far is _______________."
2. Doing the laundry
3. Going to sleep earlier
2. Sweeping/mopping floors
2. Washing off her Mercedes
3. Less of a sex life
TRIP AT STAKE: Santa Barbara Wine Country
1. Frequency- MATCH (5)
2. Taking care of the yardwork- NO MATCH
3. More fun- NO MATCH
1. Enthusiasm- MATCH (5)
2. Cleaning the dishes and floors- ACCEPTABLE (10)
3. Continuing their activities- NO MATCH
1. Frequency- MATCH (5)
2. Walking the dog- NO MATCH
3. Slower pace- NO MATCH
1. When it comes to romancing you, what is your husband's level of play- All-Star, Rookie or Bench-warmer?
2. The last time your husband bragged about you, what exactly was he bragging about?
eHarmony.com Dimension (Energy): "When my husband wakes up on a Sunday, the first thing he wants to do is _______________."
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "When I first met my husband, I thought his ________ was cute, but after a few months, I realized his _________ was even hotter!"
2. Her pregnancy
3. Mow the lawn
BONUS: Face, legs
2. Her way with the children
3. Get on the computer
BONUS: Butt, "manliness"
2. Her running
3. Have sex
BONUS: Upper body, tattoos
1. All-Star- MATCH (15)
2. She being more kind than angry- NO MATCH
3. Snuggling (he originally wanted to say taking a piss!!!)- NO MATCH
BONUS: Face, body- ONE MATCH (30)
1. All-Star- MATCH (20)
2. The way she planned his first birthday party- NO MATCH
3. Make whoopie- NO MATCH
BONUS: Eyes, "special partner"- ONE MATCH (35)
1. All-Star- MATCH (15)
2. His courage- NO MATCH
3. Make love- MATCH (25)
BONUS: Eyes, "tool"- LOSS
Erick & Leah are this week's Friday champions!
Today's Consolation Prize: 10 pieces of Cuisinart stainless steel cookware
WOF: On the finale of this season's College Week from Boston, our $1,000 Toss-Up category is Event:
_ R A _ _ _ _ _ _ N
_ A _
Diana remembers her GRADUATION DAY for $1,000. Our last three college players are:
Diana Brown (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ)- Rutgers University junior majoring in Art History and minoring in Criminology; she's also a singer
Kayleigh O'Connor (Oxford, MA)- University of Massachusetts senior studying Communication Disorders
Chuck Nadd (Winter Park, FL)- Junior/Army Cadet at West Point majoring in American Politics and American History
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Proper Name, and it's a one-liner:
_ R _ _ / P I _ T
Chuck gives a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE with FREE PASS.
B R _ _ / P I _ T
Diana then steals BRAD PITT (married to Angelina Jolie) for another $2,000.
After a $7,000 tour of Greece & Italy from EF Educational Tours appears on the wheel, the category for this IHOP Jackpot Round is Same Name. Diana starts off with two S's for $5,000, but she then loses every cent of that to the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge. Kayleigh secondly calls a $900 T, a $900 R, and buys an E and two A's before calling the night's first dud in O while on Free Play. Next, she lights up a pair of D's for another $600 and then buys the remaining two vowels- I and U. After that, she just misses the Jackpot space and calls two D's for another grand and we have...
_ A U N D R _
& / D E A N ' S
_ I S T
...she solves LAUNDRY & DEAN'S LIST for $2,400.
DUD: O (Kayleigh)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $10,600
Prize Puzzle Round category is Living Things. Kayleigh, the winner of the Jackpot Round, begins this round with a $300 N, but she then becomes the night's second victim of the MDW's left Bankrupt. Chuck next calls a couple S's for a grand and buys six E's, then he lights up two T's for another C-note, two R's for $1,200 more and buys an O. Following that, he puts up twin P's for an additional $1,200 before buying an I and a pair of A's to clean out the vowels. After calling a $3,500 C and a $600 H, we have the following:
_ A _ _ / E A _ _ E S
P E R C H E _ / I N
T R E E T O P S
At the very top of his lungs, Chuck yells out BALD EAGLES PERCHED IN TREETOPS for $7,500 and an Alaskan Cruise from CruiseWest worth $7,198, a total of $14,698 in cash and cruise!
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: JH3762699 (James H. from Virginia!)
Fruitables Mystery Round category is What Are You Doing? Chuck's up first with a $3,500 G, the purchase of three I's, three N's for the Wild Card and then buys three I's, but next from his mouth is a dud vowel in A. Next, Diana lights up a couple R's for $900, two F's for another grand, the D of MDW to pick it up, and then she purchases three O's to finish off the round's vowels. Following all of that, she calls a $900 S...
F O _ _ O _ I N G / _ _
F R I E N D S/ O N
_ _ I _ _ E R
...and she solves FOLLOWING MY FRIENDS ON TWITTER for another $2,550 and $5,550 total; more importantly, she keeps the MDW for now.
DUD: A (Chuck)
$3,000 Toss-Up category is On the Map:
_ _ _ _ _ _
P O R _ _ _ _ L
Kayleigh solves LISBON PORTUGAL for a new total of $5,400; she's $150 behind Diana for second place as we head into the Speed-Up Round. The category is Phrase and consonants are worth...$6,000 each! That's great news for Diana. After Chuck lights up an A...
_ N / _ _ _ / _ _ _ N _
_ _ / A N / _ _ _
...he gives his second ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE of the evening with IN DAY LAND WITH AN DOG. Later, Kayleigh calls an H and we have this time...
_ N / T H _ / _ _ _ N _
_ _ / A N / _ _ _
...IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, Kayleigh wins another 24 grand and the match, a total of $29,400! Chuck leaves with $14,698 in cash, cruise and a worthless Wild Card, while Diana leaves with $5,550 and a meaningless MDW.
So far, $49,648 in cash and cruise has been given away tonight!
DQ: Chuck (botched solve)
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $5,300
Big Money Round: My brother Andrew's birthday is tomorrow; let's see if Kayleigh O'Connor can take home a big birthday present here. She spins the W and the category is Phrase. Starting with:
_ L _ S E
_ R _ _ _ _ _ T _
It's CLOSE ___________. She calls C, P, M and O, and it appears she's onto something...
C L O S E
P R O _ _ M _ T _
...she quickly claims this from a CLOSE PROXIMITY...
...a $30,000 bonus check. That gives her an all-cash total of $59,400! Very impressive BR solve there!
Video Bonus: Footage of tonight's WILD "Wheel" episode
Catch 21: Friday's contestants (after Mikki descends those steps):
Mia Mastriani (originally from Milford, MA)
Sarah Lewis- Breakdancer (and she also does a little bit of breakdancing at her podium!)
Robert McKee (Ft. Worth, TX)- Shenanigan caller (and part of one of "Lingo's" greatest teams ever with Heather!)
ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:
Mia: 9 OF SPADES
Sarah: 6 OF SPADES
Robert: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
TONIGHT'S BONUS PRIZE: $500 UBid.com gift certificate
1. Their TV, Internet or cell phone- in a 2009 Reader's Digest survey, what did most Americans say they'd give up if they have to give up one of them?
Robert: Robert- CORRECT (100)
CARD: 8 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO SARAH (14)
2. Every Spring, people around the world turn green by celebrating what observance on April 22nd?
A: St. Patrick's Day
B: Arbor Day
C: Earth Day
Robert: St. Patrick's Day- NO
Sarah: Earth Day- CORRECT (100)
CARD: 7 OF SPADES- WINS ROUND 1 AND BONUS PRIZE (600)
ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:
Mia: 3 OF HEARTS
Sarah: 7 OF HEARTS
Robert: 2 OF DIAMONDS (when this card was shown, he does Chuck Woolery's "2 and 2" gesture!)
After the first three questions of this round, the board now looks like this:
Mia: (3H)(2S) = 5 (200)
Sarah: (7H)(6C) = 13 (600)
Robert: (2D)(4C) = 6 (200)
4. Talk about "love bites"- which insect has been known to bite her partner's head off while mating?
Mia: Praying mantis- RIGHT (300)
CARD: 7 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO ROBERT (13)
5. Just one more thing- TV detective "Columbo" got on killers' cases wearing a signature what?
A: Deer stalker cap
B: Rumpled raincoat
Robert: Rumpled raincoat- RIGHT (300)
CARD: 3 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO SARAH (16)
6. Celebrity fashion elicited such snarky descriptions as "Is that a hat?" or "Kenny Rogers' toupee" in what magazine's Fashion Police section?
C: "US Weekly"
Robert: "Glamour"- NO
Sarah: "US Weekly"- YES (700)
CARD: 10 OF SPADES; BUSTS ROBERT
7. If you've been "Keeping Up With The Kardashians", you know what former Olympian is the stepdad to...?
Mia: "Who is Bruce Jenner?"- YOU BET (400); ROBERT ELIMINATED
CARD: KING OF SPADES- WINS ROUND 2 (900)
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:
Mia: 3 OF DIAMONDS
Sarah: 7 OF DIAMONDS
Let's see the new board after the first three questions:
Mia: (3D)(KH) = 13
Sarah: (7D)(2H)(8D) = 17
4. Hey, bud- which flower shares its name with a mythical Greek character who fell in love with his own reflection?
Mia: Narcissist- RIGHT
If this next card is at least a five, Mia's the champ.
CARD: 9 OF DIAMONDS- WIN!
Sarah leaves with the UBid.com shopping spree.
BLACKJACK BONANZA: Mia has three Power Chips at her disposal.
HAND #1: ACE OF CLUBS
HAND #2: 8 OF SPADES
HAND #3: JACK OF SPADES
1. KING OF HEARTS; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1,000)
2. 2 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #2 (10)
3. 8 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #2 ALSO (18)
4. JACK OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT (two Power Chips left)
5. KING OF SPADES; CHANGES THAT ALSO (one Power Chip left)
6. 10 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #3 (20; wha?)- GO ON
7. QUEEN OF CLUBS (no Power Chips left)
8. 6 OF DIAMONDS- LOSS
Jeopardy!: The first six categories for Day 2 of the Teen Tournament finale are:
ON THE U.S. MAP
THIS FALL IN ENTERTAINMENT
LET'S GO FOR A SWIM
AIDAN STARTS THIS DAY WITH THE $200 GOOD ADVICE CLUE:
George Washington was among those who have said this quality is "the best policy".
Rachel: "What is honesty?"- CORRECT ($200); $200 BIBLICAL WOMEN CLUE
She was the Philistine mistress of Samson who got him to tell the secret of his strength.
Will: "Who is Delilah?"- CORRECT ($200); $400 BIBLICAL WOMEN CLUE
While pregnant, she had to travel with her husband, who had to pay taxes in the city of his ancestry.
Rachel: "Who is Mary?"- RIGHT ($600); MIDDLE BIBLICAL WOMEN CLUE
DAILY DOUBLE! For $1,000, here's the clue:
Her name comes from the Hebrew word for "life".
"Who is Leah?"...incorrect. Eve was actually being talked about, so she falls to $400 in the hole for now.
$800 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY:
Married to Abraham, she became the "Mother of Nations" when she was 90 years old.
Rachel: "Who is Sarah?"- RIGHT ($400); FINAL BIBLICAL WOMEN CLUE
According to a late addition to her book of The Bible, her son Obed was the grandfather of David.
Will: "Who is Ruth?"- RIGHT ($1,200); $400 GOOD ADVICE CLUE
This completes the classic anti-procrastination advice "Never put off until tomorrow".
Aidan: "What is 'what can be done today'?"- ACCEPTABLE ($400); MIDDLE GOOD ADVICE CLUE
Give a man this and he'll eat for a day; teach a man to do this and he'll eat for a lifetime; and don't forget the tartar sauce.
Will: "What is fish?"- RIGHT ($1,800); $800 CLUE, SAME SUBJECT
"Never" do this is the three-word title of stroke-ridden Tedy Bruschi's book about his NFL comeback.
Aidan: "What is 'say never'?"- NO (-$400)
Rachel: "What is 'give up'?"- YOU BET ($1,200); FINAL CLUE IN GOOD ADVICE
To attain your ambitions, remember the rhyming Dr. Phil-osophy "Choose a" this "you can control".
Rachel: "What is goal?"- RIGHT ($2,200); $600 ON THE U.S. MAP CLUE
Pine Bluff & Arkadelphia are cities in this state.
Rachel: "What is Arkansas?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($2,800); $800 ON THE U.S. MAP CLUE
Chiricahua National Monument & The Painted Desert are both features of this arid state.
Rachel: "What is Arizona?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($3,600); $1,000 ON THE U.S. MAP CLUE
Go figure- this state's name is derived from a Native American word meaning "Father of the Waters".
Aidan: "What is Mississippi?"- CORRECT ($600); $400 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
This "Silver State" has a state reptile, the desert tortoise.
Rachel: "What is Colorado?"- NO ($3,200)
Will: "What is Nevada?"- RIGHT ($2,200); LAST ON THE U.S. MAP CLUE FOR $200
This state's Near Islands are the westernmost of the Aleutians.
Rachel: "What is Alaska?"- RIGHT ($3,400); FIRST BREAK
$200 THIS FALL IN ENTERTAINMENT CLUE
This huge beast's fall from the top of the Empire State Building is an iconic moment in movies.
Aidan: "Who is King Kong?"- OF COURSE ($800); $400 THIS FALL IN ENTERTAINMENT CLUE
"Nothin' But a Good Time" at these Broadway awards in 2008; rocker Bret Michaels was leveled by a piece of scenery.
Rachel: "What are the Tonys?"- YES ($3,800); MIDDLE CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
Wile E. is the first name and middle initial of this cartoon character who plummets off cliffs pursuing a bird.
Aidan: "Who is Wile E. Coyote?"- RIGHT ($1,400); $800 CLUE, SAME TOPIC
This actor's new rap career included falling off the stage during a Las Vegas show in 2009.
Rachel: "Who is Joaquin Phoenix?"- YES INDEED ($4,600); FINAL ENTERTAINMENT CLUE
This skateboarder known as "The Birdman" can't quite fly-- he's suffered a dozen concussions.
Will: "Who is Tony Hawk?"- RIGHT ($3,200); $200 LET'S GO FOR A SWIM CLUE
A swimmer kicks twice with one leg for each stroke for the opposite arm in the "Australian" this.
Will: "What is crawl?"- RIGHT ($3,400); $400 LET'S GO FOR A SWIM CLUE
Simultaneously bring both arms out of the water in forward, circular motions to do this stroke.
Aidan: "What is the butterfly?"- RIGHT ($1,800); MIDDLE CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
World Book says it's "...a restful stroke because your face is always out of the water and breathing is easy".
Rachel: "What is the backstroke?"- RIGHT ($5,200); $800 CLUE, SAME SUBJECT
This stroke is made in the prone position using both hands simultaneously and doing a frog kick.
Will: "What is the breaststroke?"- RIGHT ($4,200); FINAL CLUE IN LET'S GO FOR A SWIM
Your head rests on your lower arm, extended with the palm turned downward in this stroke.
Will: "What is the sidestroke?"- RIGHT AGAIN TO TIE FOR THE DAY 2 LEAD ($5,200); $200 WAKE UP! CLUE
You just heard the rooster do this, also the name of another bird.
Aidan: "What is crow?"- CORRECT ($2,000)
Breakfast is only served until nine, and I know you crave this "colorful" dish of spuds fried and pressed into a patty.
Rachel: "What are hash browns?"- YOU BET ($5,600)
Right at 7 AM when this show starts weekdays on NBC, mom's going to be on camera looking in the window at Matt.
Aidan: "What is Good Morning America?"- OOPS (that's the ABC show; $1,400)
Rachel: "What is The Today Show?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($6,200)
Aurora is opening the gates for Helios' Chariot, so it's this time of day for which she's the goddess.
Rachel: "What is the dawn?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($7,000)
FINAL CLUE OF THIS ROUND:
It's from the French for "wake" and it's the bugle call that's blowing in your ear.
Rachel: "What is the Reveille?"- RIGHT YET AGAIN ($8,000)
NO LACH TRASH THIS ROUND
"National Geographic Channel's Expedition Week" (which begins Sunday on said channel)
FOR MY FIRST CAR I'D LIKE...
LET'S PLAY ALGEBRA!
DOUBLE "E" WORDS
AIDAN STARTS THE NEXT ROUND OFF WITH THIS $400 LITERARY TERMS CLUE:
The Greek for "first combatant" gives us this term for the leading character of a literary work.
Will: "What is protagonist?"- CORRECT ($5,600); $800 LITERARY TERMS CLUE
This literary term refers to a line of five metrical feet in which each foot is an unstressed syllable, followed by a stressed one.
Rachel: "What is iambic pentameter?"- RIGHT ($8,800); MIDDLE LITERARY TERMS CLUE
It's a word or phrase that is self-contradictory, like bittersweet.
Aidan: "What is an oxymoron?"- RIGHT ($2,600); $1,600 CLUE, SAME TOPIC
It's the use of words imitative of sounds, like "buzz" or "hiss".
Aidan: "What is onomatopoeia?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($4,200); FINAL LITERARY TERMS CLUE
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYY DOUBLE #1! He wagers the face value of the clue ($2,000) on the following:
It's a figure of speech that is an intention exaggeration for effect, like "to wait an eternity".
"What is hyperbole?"...he should've bet the farm, but he is now at $6,200!
$400 YOUNG ATHLETES CLUE:
In 2008, Britain's Laura Robson thrilled the home folks by winning the Juniors (division) at this tennis tournament.
Rachel: "What is Wimbledon?"- RIGHT ($9,200); $400 EXPEDITION WEEK CLUE
The search is on for sunken WWII submarines of this nation in hunt of the Samurai Subs.
Aidan: "What is Japan?"- RIGHT ($6,600); $800 EXPEDITION WEEK CLUE
In search for the Headshrinkers of this river, we learn of the practice in Ecuador & Peru.
Will: "What is the Amazon?"- CORRECT ($6,400); $800 YOUNG ATHLETES CLUE
At 2008's Olympics, some thought athletes in this sport, like 4'6", 68-pound Deng Linlin, might NOT be the minimum 16.
Will: "What is gymnastics?"- RIGHT ($7,200); $1,200 YOUNG ATHLETES CLUE READ BY DANICA PATRICK
Long before I got into race cars, I was a 12-year-old winner of the Grand National Championship in this sport -- if you're cool, you don't put the "go" in front of it.
Aidan: "What is go-karts?"- RIGHT ($7,800); $1,600 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
In 2007, 12-year-old Alexis Thompson qualified for this LPGA major, held at the Pine Needles Lodge.
Will: "What is the U.S. Open?"- YES INDEED ($8,800); FINAL CLUE, SAME SUBJECT
Justin Upton is one of the young stars who got the Arizona Diamondbacks dubbed this, like an order of ribs.
Rachel: "What are the Baby Backs?"- RIGHT ($11,200); $1,200 EXPEDITION WEEK CLUE
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYY DOUBLE #2! Her bet is $2,500 on this clue:
When crocs ate dinos takes us to this period, named for chopped cliffs, the dinosaurs' final period.
"What is the Cretaceous Period?"...she got it for a new total tonight of $13,700!
$1,600 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY:
Mars, making the new Earth, shows these biologists from a word meaning "star trying to bring life to the Red Planet".
Aidan: "What are astrobiologists?"- RIGHT ($9,400); LAST EXPEDITION WEEK CLUE TOLD BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ARCHAEOLOGIST BRIAN MCCAIN FROM JERUSALEM:
The Gabriel Revalation Tablet, sometimes called a "Dead Sea Scroll in Stone", allegedly tells of a Jewish revolt against Rome in 4 B.C. and mentions a king of evil countenance, this emperor.
Aidan: "Who is Nero?"- WRONG ($7,400)
Will: "Who is Augustus?"- CORRECT ($10,800); $400 LET'S PLAY ALGEBRA! CLUE
If x squared = 144, x is this.
Rachel: "What is 12?"- YOU BET ($14,100); $400 FOR MY FIRST CAR I'D LIKE CLUE
Dad had a Bug in college -- but I want this company's Jetta.
Rachel: "What is Volkswagen?"- OF COURSE ($14,500); $800 CAR CLUE
This Chevrolet sports car-- the ZR1, and make it red to match the ribbon and bow.
Aidan: "What is the Camaro?"- NO ($6,600)
FIRST TRIPLE STUMPER ALL NIGHT LONG: Corvette
$1,200 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY:
This emblem, and the wheels to go with it.
Will: "What is Jaguar?"- RIGHT ($12,000); $800 ALGEBRA CLUE
If 3x + y = 10 and y equals one, x equals this.
Aidan: "What is three?"- EXACTLY ($7,400); MIDDLE ALGEBRA CLUE TOLD BY KELLI:
If a race car takes five seconds on a straightaway and two seconds to round the turn, it takes this long to complete one lap.
Will: "What is 14 seconds?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($13,200); $1,600 CLUE, SAME SUBJECT
They're the X & Y coordinates of the point at which the X- & Y-axes intersect.
Rachel: "What is 0, 0?"- CORRECT ($16,100); $1,600 FIRST CAR CLUE
A Lexus LS -- it's a hybrid, but has this "juicy" alphanumeric engine.
Rachel: "What is a V8 engine?"- YES INDEED ($17,700); FINAL CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
Uncle Ingemar's '94 SAAB -- cars from this country really hold up.
Rachel: "What is Sweden?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($19,700); FINAL CLUE IN LET'S PLAY ALGEBRA!
To multiply binomials like (3x + 5) (2x + 7), remember the "foil" method, which stands for this.
Aidan: "What is first outer inner last?"- CORRECT ($9,400); $400 DOUBLE "E" WORDS CLUE
Rachel: "What is a see-saw?"- ABSOLUTELY ($20,100)
In the 1990s, the U.S. Army began adding about 2,000 pounds of armor to this, its most commonly deployed tactical vehicle.
Will: "What is a Humvee?"- CORRECT ($14,000)
This lymphoid organ destroys worn-out red blood cells and filters bacteria & foreign particles.
Rachel: "What is the spleen?"- RIGHT ($21,300)
Will: "What is a buccaneer?"- RIGHT ($15,600)
FINAL CLUE BEFORE FINAL JEOPARDY!:
From the Latin for "I believe", it's one's system of beliefs or principles.
Will: "What is a creed?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($17,600)
DJ! LACH TRASH (all attempted): $800
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Aidan: $9,400 (mathematically eliminated)
I'm sorry you mostly had tough luck in both parts of the two-day final, Aidan Mehigan, but I hope you spend whatever your final total turns out to be wisely!
FJ! CATEGORY: Historic Speeches.
He said, "We look forward to a world founded upon" Freedom of Speech, of worship, from want and from fear.
Response: "Who is Reagan?"
Wager: ALL IN
BUST (he leaves with $15,000)
Before we reveal the other two contestants' final responses, let's remind everybody of their Day 1 scores:
Will Dantzler's response was "Who was Patrick Henry?"...
"Who is Patrick Henry?"
...NO. If he risked more than $10,600, it's over...
...AND HE BET 12 GRAND. That leaves him with $5,600 tonight and a final total of $31,600, WHICH MEANS RACHEL ROTHENBERG IS AUTOMATICALLY THIS SEASON'S TEEN "JEOPARDY!" CHAMPION!!!!!
For the record, Rothenberg was the only one right on this FJ! clue with "Who was FDR?", adding $9,500 for a total tonight of $30,800 and a massive two-day score of $63,800!!!
DOND: The last contestant the of Hamilton Family Reunion Week was Eric Hamilton. He went with case #8.
1. #16 (Tim)- $100,000
2. #22 (TJ)- $5,000
3. #13 (Audrey)- $50,000
4. #2 (Renee)- $5
5. #6 (Isaiah)- $10
FIRST OFFER: $13,000- NO DEAL
1. #19 (Robert)- $500,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED ALREADY)
2. #12 (Johnell)- $50
3. #9 (Gloria)- $300
4. #11 (Quincy)- BUCK
5. #15 (Nick)- $500
SECOND OFFER: $17,000- NO DEAL
1. #14 (Brenda)- $25,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #20 (Teresa)- $400
3. #18 (Jason)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO)
4. #17 (Andrew)- $1,000
THIRD OFFER: $8,000- NO DEAL
1. #7 (AbbieGail)- $2,500
2. #1 (Andrew)- $250,000 (ALL BIG MONEY GONE)
FOURTH OFFER: $2,000- NO DEAL
1. #10 (Jackie)- $200
2. #5 (Tina)- $100
FIFTH OFFER: $4,500- NO DEAL
19th PICK: #21 (Johnny)- $25
SIXTH OFFER: $6,000- DEAL
His case held...$7,500, so not a perfect deal by any means. Other cases:
#3 (Loretta)- PENNY
#4 (Jasmine)- $10,000
Back to normal on Monday.
Millionaire: The first half of the Tournament of Ten has #6 Ralph Cambeis in the hot seat at the end of the show trying to answer this with 4:02 on his Million Dollar Clock:
Though today it's treated like a treasure, what famous painting was once cut to enlarge a doorway?
A: "Detroit Industry"
B: "The Last Supper"
D: "The Birth of Venus"
He walks away with $50,000 for good at 2:07. Had he guessed at all, he would've guessed "The Last Supper". I would've guessed "Guernica"...
A: "Detroit Industry"
B: "The Last Supper"
D: "The Birth of Venus"
...BELIEVE IT OR NOT, HE WOULD'VE TAKEN SAM MURRAY'S LEADER CHAIR. The $1,000,000 winner will be crowned next week.
Video Bonus: "Millionaire Tournament of 10" Question #5
Conclusion of Matt Swanson's game
Start of Colleen O'Brien Etskovitz's game
8: "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?", "BrainSurge", "Millionaire", "The Price is Right"
6: "Catch 21", "Let's Make a Deal" & "The Newlywed Game"