Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12/16/2009 Results

LMAD: Hoping to score a really nice deal to start things off this morning is Diane (because she's wearing a soccer jersey). She's playing their version of "The Price is Right's Give or Keep". In each round, a sure thing and a mystery prize are presented.

ROUND 1 (on the blue small box's tray brought down by Jonathan):
Sure Thing: Tahitian diamond/pearl ring ($595)

GIVE: The ring
KEEP: Williams-Sonoma gift card ($200)

ROUND 2 (on another blue small box's tray presented by Alison in front of the curtains):
Sure Thing: 21 pieces of Wusthof cutlery ($1,857)

GIVE: Cutlery
KEEP: Sony VAIO ($1,000)

At this point, she's trailing $2,452-$1,200.

FINAL ROUND:
Sure Thing (Curtain #1): Honda Elite 110 scooter w/ a $500 gas card ($3,499)

The final mystery prize of this deal is behind Curtain #2. If Diane doesn't feel like going on with this deal at all, she can take some money. She's first offered $500, then $700...but she's going for it.

GIVE: Scooter/gas card (Final Total: $5,951)
KEEP: Toyota Yaris ($12,955)- WIN AT $14,155!

Time now for Wayne & Co. to get out some fortune cookies for Bruce (dressed as Captain Bacon) and Cheryl. Both cookies are inside the red small box (Alison).

Bruce: Red bow
Cheryl: White bow

We start with Bruce, who can trade in his cookie for what's behind Curtain #2, which he does...instead of $123, he's won some outdoor furniture and a BBQ worth $4,975! Cheryl then keeps her cookie instead of wanting Curtain #3...that's worth only $124, so she just missed out on a KIA Soul+ worth $15,940.

Next to make a deal is Mark (who looks like a nerd). He'll win at least $3,000 worth of something if he can find it with his choice of either the blue small box (Jonathan) or the silver envelope. Mark picks the envelope...a subscription to ZONK Monthly was in the box, meaning he's $3,150 richer! PERFECT DEAL!

In the couples deal of the day, Matthew (wearing a rainbow wig) & Josephine (wearing mostly pink stuff) play Keep On Rollin' for trips to Laguna Beach ($3,864), Georgia ($7,105) and Antigua ($9,653). For every 700 miles they roll, they'll win a trip. The more miles they rack up, the better their trip will be. If they fall short of any trip after running out of rolls, they won't be going anywhere.

1. 2 (200)
2. 5 (700)
3. 4 (1,100)
4. 5 (1,600)- STOPS WITH GEORGIA TRIP

Next up is a man named Jamie. Mr. Brady takes out an iPhone from one of his pockets with a hidden message somewhere on it. He can either take the iPhone or the big box. Jamie goes with the phone, so the box now belongs to Joyce Ann (dressed as a nurse). After turning down $700 and $800, she buys this for good...a pair of monster truck tires. Jamie's next offered the money inside the silver envelope, but he instead gives the envelope to Siddia (wearing some pigtails). She turns down a sure $500 for...only a Benjamin. Jamie's final chance to give the phone away comes with Curtain #1, but he's going all the way with the phone...the curtain furthest to the left had a zebra tied up to a post! Mr. Brady then goes to the iPhone's voice mail section and finds the secret message that was recorded by Jonathan, which tells Jamie he's just won what's behind Curtain #2...a Smart Passion Coupe valued at $15,109!

THE BIG DEAL: Today's Big Deal of the Day is worth $34,095. Matthew & Josephine are giving up their Georgia getaway for Door #2 after Josephine originally wanted Door #3. I can tell you right now that we've given away $37,613 in cash and prizes up until now. If this duo ends up with the Big Deal, we will have broken the daily combined winnings record by a margin of just $370...



























...BUT NEITHER DOOR HAS IT. Their middle door nets them a 32" LCD HDTV, a 32 GB iPod Touch and a $1,000 iTunes gift card, all worth $3,049. That means our final total for the day is $40,662, which is still not too shabby. Let's hear about the other valuable merchandise:

Door #1: Bayliner 205 ski boat
Door #3: Pair of Ebel watches ($8,920)

TPIR: From now on until the New Year's Eve episode, we're going back in taping order, starting with Episode 4953K. Our first four contestants are Virginia Habeeb, Mark Otoole, Samantha Scalise & Nikki Evans. Leading off today's IUFB list are four pieces of luggage (Lanisha & Rachel).

Nikki: $570
Mark: $870
Virginia: $700
Samantha: $750

ARP: $2,570

Mark, a cancer survivor for 1.5 years, plays Cliff Hangers for a trip to Alaska (Gwendolyn at the audience screen) worth $7,241. Today's SPs modeled by Lanisha are a chopper/salad dressing maker, a whipped cream dispenser and the "TPIR 2010" Nintendo DS game. His opening bid for the chopper/salad dressing maker is $17...$15. He secondly says $23 for the dispenser...$26! With a $20 range to work with on the video game, I feel good about this one. Mark's final guess is $37...$30 is good enough for just the second win here this season!

Coming on down after him is Nirayl Wilcox and the second IUFB is a Kenwood car audio system (Manuela & Rachel). The winner's going for a car.

Nirayl: $1,400
Virginia: $1,401
Samantha: $1,100
Nikki: $1,500

ARP: $1,950

Nikki, the winner of the contestant search in the Philadelphia area, will be installing that audio system inside a Hyundai Genesis (Std., AT, Prot, Mats)(Lanisha at Door #2) if she wins Money Game. Board:

(85)(54)(22)
(60)(23)(98)
(73)(45)(24)

MIDDLE NUMBER: 6 ($ _ _ , 6 _ _)

She gets the front immediately at 24 ($ 2 4 , 6 _ _)...but that's as far as she goes- her other selections of 45, 54, 98 and 85 add up to only $282. ARP: $24,673.

Next comes Shirley Bradley and the third IUFB is a dishwasher (Lanisha inside the clam).

Shirley: $700
Nirayl: $735
Virginia: $650
Samantha: $500


ARP: $599

Samantha plays Easy As 1-2-3 for a Kawasaki motorcycle (Manuela), designer handbags (Rachel) and a Samsung 52" LCD HDTV (Lanisha).

#1- Handbags
#2- TV
#3- Motorcycle

Prices:

Handbags: $1,830
TV: $2,799
Motorcycle: $3,499

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Nikki ($2,232): 15 + 60 = $.75
Samantha ($8,727): 50 + Quarter = $.75
Mark ($9,882): 60 + Dime = $.70

FEMALE SPIN-OFF:
Nikki: $.70
Samantha: $.60

Nikki goes to the Showcase.

Our next contestant is Dan Coyle and the fourth IUFB is Nike workout clothing (Gwen at Door #3).

Dan: $800
Shirley: $850
Nirayl: $851
Virginia: BUCK

ARP: $1,643

Nirayl, who works at a lingerie store, plays Double Prices for some workout equipment (Rachel at Door #2). It's either $5,480 or $6,094. She chooses $6,094...correct!

The third player to get the blue podium is Stacey Warner from the University of Redlands and the next IUFB is a stainless steel cylinder fireplace (Lanisha behind splitting sign).

Stacey: $750
Virginia: $1,000
Dan: $1,100
Shirley: $1,500


ARP: $1,686

Shirley, a retired worker from Outer Banks, NC, plays It's In the Bag (Manuela & Rachel). The groceries today are Clorox bleach, Cream of Wheat, the Gillette Venus Divine razor kit, a small package of Turtles, Bic White-Out and Neosporin Neo To Go! Spray. Her guesses are as follows:

$1.39: Turtles
$10.99: Razor kit
$3.39: Bic White-Out
$2.19: Cream of Wheat
$4.49: Neo To Go!

We know she's gotten the candy right for $1,000. She goes on with the razor kit...right; I thought for sure she was going to lose here! She then takes the $2,000. Let's see what the other right items were:

$3.39: Bic White-Out
$2.19: Clorox
$4.49: Cream of Wheat

After Rich gets his time to shine on camera inside that calldown box, James Coones leaves his seat and the final IUFB is bowling equipment (Manuela behind the rising sign). The lady named Virginia (obviously not my home state) has been here the whole show.

James: $800
Stacey: $750
Virginia: $1,200
Dan: BUCK


ARP: $1,075

GETTING THE CELEBRITY BOOT: Virginia

James, a college student originally from Kentucky, plays Any Number for either the Noritake stemware (Lanisha) or the Scion xB (Std., Springs, Mats, Security)(Rachel at Door #2).

1. 8- CAR ($ 1 8 , _ _ _)
2. 6- CAR ($ 1 8 , 6 _ _)
3. 2- Stemware ($ _ 2 _)
4. 4- Pricey Ziffel ($ _ . _ 4)
5. 3- Pricey Ziffel ($ _ . 3 4)
6. 9- CAR ($ 1 8 , 6 _ 9)
7. 1- WIN!!! ($18,619)

See what happens when you play some strategy in this game, James? The stemware cost $720 and inside the pig was $5.34.

Another good lineup by Adam Sandler today.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Shirley ($3,686; first spin was a PENALTY): 60 + 95 = DOH
Nirayl ($7,737): $.80
James ($19,694): $.85

The Top Winner spot in today's Showcase goes to James!

For the Showcase, we hear a fisherman's tale. First, Nikki & James are just standing there looking at some fishing moving through the waters when they can catch some using some fly fishing equipment (Gwen). Second, since they feel that their neck of the woods doesn't have the best place to go fishing, they think they can do better fishing in Montana (Rachel at the audience screen; includes a guided fishing excursion and a picnic lunch). Finally, since they can get tired walking all over the world to find a fishing spot, they can make their lives easier with the Bass Tracker fishing boat (Gwen at Door #2).

JAMES PASSES TO NIKKI; NIKKI BIDS $22,652 ON FISHING SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR FISHING SHOWCASE: $27,589

To find out what the prizes in James' Showcase are, let's play a word game where we only show you the first and the last letters of each prize. Here's the first one:

S_________D

It's a SAILBOARD (Lanisha at Door #3; includes two four-hour beginner windsurfing lessons). Here's #2:

L______________H

It's not a LEASH for any pet, but it's a trip to LAGUNA BEACH (Lanisha; includes a gourmet dinner at the Studio Restaurant). Finally, we have...

M_______________R

...a MINI COOPER Convertible (Gwen at Door #1)!

JAMES BIDS $28,500 ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $32,225

NIKKI'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $22,652
ARP: $27,484 (I would've WSD'ed by $105)
DIFFERENCE: $4,832

JAMES' SHOWCASE:
BID: $28,500
ARP: $29,837
DIFFERENCE: $1,337- WIN!


Including two automobiles, James wins $49,531 in stuff! His first one (the Scion) is still behind Door #2.

The Newlywed Game: For the second straight week, we don't have an eHarmony.com episode on Wednesday. Anyway, here are our next three couples:

Michael & Jen (married 11 months)
David & Helen (married half a year)
Micha & Nili (married five months)

Randy's Intro: "The woman who's not afraid to take it to the next level"

ROUND 1:

1. Complete the following: "When I make love to my wife and I want to extend my experience, I often find myself thinking of _______________."
2. What's one thing your wife would never do in a million years?
3. In regards to public displays of affection, what category do you and your wife fall into- making out at the movies, petting at a party or grinding on the dance floor?

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Michael:
1. "Star Wars"
2. Lie
3. Movies

David:
1. Motorcycles
2. Cheating on him
3. Dance floor

Micha:
1. An image of Tommy Lasorda eating a sandwich during a diet commercial
2. Cleaning the hair out of anything
3. Party

SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: St. Croix (The Buccaneer)

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Jen:
1. Beagles- NO MATCH
2. Kill an animal- NO MATCH
3. Movies- MATCH (5)

Helen:
1. Riding a motorcycle- MATCH (5)
2. Skydiving- NO MATCH
3. Party- NO MATCH

Nili:
1. The Stock Market- NO MATCH
2. Cleaning up the garage- NO MATCH
3. Party- MATCH (5)

ROUND 2:

1. Complete the following: "Outside of our house, the place my wife is most likely to be seen naked is _____________."
2. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie are "Brangelina"; Jake Gyllenhaal & Reese Witherspoon are "Gyllenspoon". If you two were famous, what would your celebrity couple name be?
eHarmony.com Dimension (Adaptability): Now that you're married, what's the one new thing you enjoy simply because it's something your husband enjoys?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "My worst personality trait is my ____________ and my husband's is his ____________."

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Jen:
1. The doctor's office
2. Jenael
3. "Star Wars"
BONUS: Being late, farting

Helen:
1. In the car
2. Delen
3. Motorcycles
BONUS: Clutter, farting

Nili:
1. Roller derby after-party
2. Nicah
3. Football Sundays
BONUS: Loud-mouthed know-it-all, farter

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Michael:
1. A spa- NO MATCH
2. Sweeben- NO MATCH
3. Watching "Ghost Hunters"- NO MATCH
BONUS: Lateness, farting- TWO MATCHES (35)

David:
1. The doctor's office- NO MATCH
2. Delen- MATCH (15)
3. Fishing- NO MATCH
BONUS: Messiness, analness- OUT (30)

Micha:
1. Dollhouse- NO MATCH
2. Nilicha- NO MATCH
3. Watching football- MATCH (15)
BONUS: Mouthiness, being always right- LOSS; JEN & MICHAEL WIN

Today's Consolation Prize: Eviant portable TV

WOF: We learned last night that December 15 might be the day of the week where we hear an extremely lousy Toss-Up puzzle guess every year. Let's hope we don't hear one on this first Toss-Up puzzle in the category of Things:

_ T _ R S / A N D

_ _ _ _ P E S

Shalea knows there are STARS AND STRIPES on the American Flag for $1,000. Here are tonight's troops:

Shalea Ford (Fort Irwin; originally from Palm Springs)- Army reservist; also a professional soccer player
Scott Mulligan (U.S.S. Pearl Harbor in San Diego)- 3rd Class Naval Petty Officer for 5.5 years
Chuck Paris (Manhattan Beach, CA; originally from Texas)- Coast Guard Commanding Officer

The topic of the $2,000 Toss-Up category is Song Title:

T _ K E / I T / _ O

_ _ E / _ I _ _ T

Shalea solves TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT to triple her money.

Mama Lucia Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Phrase. Remember, all week long, the main Round 1 prize will be a $5,000 Sears shopping spree. With that in mind, Shalea starts us off with a $2,500 S, buys an A and two I's, calls four T's for another $2,000 and purchases four E's. Then, she lights up a pair of G's while on Jackpot for another grand, but she can't solve for an $8,500 Jackpot; furthermore, her next spin of the wheel lands on the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose $4,750. Scott next calls three H's for $900 and we have...

G E T T I _ G

T H E _ E / I S

H A _ _ / T H E

_ _ _

...he solves GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN to keep that amount and possibly use it as spending money on his Panama Canal Cruise from Princess Cruises worth $6,095, so he now has $6,995 in cash and cruise under his belt.

BANKRUPT: Shalea
FINAL UNWON JACKPOT: $8,800

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: TF4010948 (Toni F. from Ohio)

The next category is Before & After. The winner of the previous round, Scott, begins this one with a trio of S's for $1,500, five T's for another $2,250 and buys two I's and A's before putting up a $550 H and purchasing half a dozen E's. But he then hits Lose a Turn to possibly leave $3,550 on the table. Chuck's first spin of the night lands on the Sears gift certificate and he calls three N's to pick it up. Afterwards, he lights up a $500 Y, buys an O to clean out the vowels, makes two B's and R's pop up for $600 per pair and the board now says:

I T ' S / N O T

T H A T / E A S Y

B E I N ' / _ R E E N

B E R E T S

He then solves IT'S NOT THAT EASY BEIN' GREEN BERETS for $6,450 in cash and gift card.

LAT: Scott

IHOP Mystery Round category is In the Kitchen. Chuck instantly gets the same Bankrupt from the MDW that Shalea hit earlier. Shalea secondly calls a $900 R and buys triple E's, then she makes two T's appear to add $1,800. After buying a quartet of I's, she lands on the regular Bankrupt to lose $2,200; that's her second Bankrupt of the night. Scott then hits the exact same thing. Back to Chuck, he calls three V's for $10,500, buys six O's, lights up five N's for an additional $2,500, puts four C's on the board for $3,200 and buys the last remaining vowels on this board- two A's. Here it is now:

C O _ _ I N A T I O N

_ I C R O _ A V E /

C O N V E C T I O N

O V E N

He nails COMBINATION MICROWAVE/CONFECTION OVEN to add a very nice $15,700 to his total winnings, which now stands at $22,150 in cash and shopping!

BANKRUPTS: 3 (Everybody)

$3,000 Toss-Up subject is Occupation:

B A N K

T E L _ _ R

Chuck asks the BANK TELLER to give him another $3,000 for solving this puzzle, bringing him to $25,150! Speed-Up Round category is On the Map and consonants are worth...$6,000 apiece! After Shalea calls trip T's...

_ R _ _ _ D _ _ _ _

R _ _ D _ / _ S L _ _ D

...she solves the state capital PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND for the $18,000 and a big final runner-up haul of 21 grand! Scott leaves with $6,995 in cash and cruise and Chuck hangs on to become our champion with $25,150!

So far, $53,145 in cash and stuff has been given away this evening!

DUD: T (Shalea)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,950

Big Money Round: Officer Paris spins the M in GAME (second straight night we've landed on that) and the category is Phrase. Starting with:

_ _ R _ E

_ _ E _ _

He calls H, C, F and O and gets...

F O R _ E

_ H E _ _

...he only gets FORGE _______ before going off course with FORCE ______. If he had called the A as his vowel instead of the O, we might've been able to FORGE AHEAD on our PERFECT BONUS ROUND WEEK bid with a $25,000 win. But he still leaves with $25,150 in cash and Sears.

Jeopardy!: Can Jennifer Montgomery win her third game before we shift to celebrity action tomorrow? Let’s find out against:

Kevin Cuddeback (Medford, MA)- Online marketing executive
Bridget Lynch (Brenmar, PA)- Nanny

Tonight’s first six categories:

SPACE
REALITY SHOW RUNNERS-UP
BIRDS WITHIN WORDS
EGG LIT
I’VE GOT A COMPLAINT
THE 8 DAYS OF HANUKKAH (each clue is scripted like it’s a verse from “The 12 Days of Christmas”)


At the initial timeout, the champion leads Cuddeback $4,800-$4,000. As this round nears its end, Montgomery finds the night’s first Daily Double under the $1,000 Egg Lit clue with double her previous lead, $7,200-$5,600; Lynch’s now on the board with a C-note. She wagers two grand. To remain in the lead or lose it for the time being, here’s the clue:

In her “Song of Solomon”, guitar tells milkman he can never be an egg because eggs are white and fragile.

“Who is Toni Morrison?”…that is correct for a new leading total of $9,200! It drops a little bit by the time the round is over, but Montgomery’s still leading with $8,800, once again $1,600 ahead of Cuddeback.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $400
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $1,200

DJ! Categories:

VENICE
A PERFORMER’S EDUCATION
I WAS HIS SECRETARY OF STATE (the President s/he was under must be identified)
BRAND NAMES
COMPOSE YOURSELF

“D.P.”

With 10 grand, Montgomery’s now $1,200 ahead of Cuddeback by the time she hits DD #1 with the $1,600 Secretary of State clue; Lynch’s last-place score is now $4,200. She again wagers $2,000, this time on the following:

George Marshall

“Who is Johnson?”…incorrect. Marshall was actually ran by Truman, so she gives up the lead at least for the moment with eight grand. Cuddeback finds the final one attached to the $1,600 Brand Names clue; I didn’t think the other DD in this round would be in that category. He’s at $10,800, $2,400 ahead of our current champ; Lynch’s not too far behind either one of them with $6,200. He makes $2,200 his wager on this clue:

In the 1830s, these two druggists in Worcester made a sauce and put their names on it.

He blanks out on Lea & Perrins, sending him down to $8,600. We don’t have enough time to do the $2,000 A Performer’s Education clue.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $8,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $11,600

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Jennifer: $13,200
Bridget: $8,200
Kevin: $7,000

CORYAT SCORES:

Jennifer: $14,200
Bridget: $8,200
Kevin: $9,200

We are in a FJ! Crush situation.


FJ! CATEGORY: 1970s Best Sellers.

The preface to this novel says its title is a trademark phrase of General Mills, used on a cereal product.


Kevin Cuddeback’s response was “What is Captian Crunch?”, which is not only spelled incorrectly, it’s NOT even a General Mills cereal (that actually belongs to Quaker). That will cost him a couple grand (the betting calculator said he should’ve wagered about $6,998 instead), leaving him at five. Bridget Lynch blanked and also lost two large (she should’ve bet at least $5,801 to have locked out Cuddeback if she had been right), so with a final total of $6,200, she’ll likely leave with the amount she just lost. Jennifer Montgomery wrote down “What is Breakfast of Champions?”…the famous slogan for Wheaties is right to win her another $16,401, giving her a three-night total of $45,200!

Catch 21: Tonight’s players:

Callie ? (originally from Northwood, ND)- A waitress who just turned 21 and lost 60 pounds
Arthur Mason (L.A.)- Metro Transportation Authority worker

Maggie Bee (originally from Kailua, HI)- A plus-sized model that married her first boyfriend

ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:

Callie: ACE OF DIAMONDS
Arthur: KING OF SPADES
Maggie: JACK OF SPADES


TONIGHT'S BONUS PRIZE: Lake Tahoe trip

1. One of the two female journalists freed by North Korea last August is the sister of what actress?

Arthur: Mrs. (Lisa) Ling- ACCEPTABLE (100)

CARD: 3 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO CALLIE (4 or 14)

2. According to a researcher at Texas A&M, what popular summertime fruit may be a natural Viagra?

A: Cranberry
B: Watermelon
C: Banana

Maggie: Cranberry- NO
Callie: Watermelon- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 9 OF DIAMONDS; KEEPS IT (13)

3. Said to have inspired the real Montezuma's Revenge, what Spanish Conquistador wiped out the Aztec civilization?

A: Cortes
B: De Soto
C: De Gama

Maggie: Cortes- CORRECT (100)

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

4. It's the Tootsie Roll of a lifetime- who was Oscar-nominated for his performance as a man playing a woman in the movie "Tootsie"?

Arthur: Dustin Hoffman- YES INDEED (200)

CARD: 4 OF SPADES; PASSES TO MAGGIE (14)

5. Sex doesn't always sell- a 2009 study found that when shopping, young women are less likely to buy if they think the salesperson is what?

A: Less attractive than them
B: More attractive than them
C: Equally as attractive than them

Maggie: More attractive than them- YOU BET (200)

CARD: 5 OF HEARTS; KEEPS IT AND FREEZES AT 19

6. For over 30 years, sports fans have stomped their feet to what rollicking rock anthem by the band Queen?

Arthur: "We Are Ready" (and he even sings it!!!)- ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
Callie: "We Will Rock You"- OF COURSE (200)

CARD: 6 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (19; wha?)

7. If he wanted to admire his family jewels, what Prince would have to visit the Tower of London?

A: Carl
B: Charles
C: Abdul

Arthur: Charles- CORRECT (300)

CARD: 8 OF SPADES- WINS ROUND 1 & TRIP (800)

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

Callie: 3 OF CLUBS
Arthur: 9 OF CLUBS
Maggie: 9 OF HEARTS


Maggie gets the first two questions right to pass both a Jack of Diamonds and a 10 of Clubs to Callie, ELIMINATING her from this game.

3. If you're picking grapes grown under the Tuscan sun, you're in which country's wine region?

Maggie: Italy- YOU BET (500)

CARD: 4 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO ARTHUR (13)

4. Here's a trick question- Donald Trump could bid "No Trump" while playing which card game?

A: Texas Hold 'Em
B: Baccarat
C: Bridge

Maggie: Texas Hold 'Em- NO
Arthur: Baccarat- STUMPER

5. "Bones", "Heroes" or "Weeds"- the title of what TV show would probably be most interesting to an orthoculturalist?

Maggie: "Weeds"- RIGHT (600)

If this next card is a nine, 10 or face card, she'll win Round 2.

CARD: JACK OF CLUBS- WINS SECOND ROUND (1,100)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Arthur: ACE OF SPADES
Maggie: 2 OF SPADES


1. You don't have to be a Barista to know that a basic latte is made with espresso shots and what?

Maggie: Whole milk- WRONG

Choices for Arthur:

A: Chocolate
B: Steamed milk
C: Hot water

Arthur: Steamed milk- YES

CARD: QUEEN OF SPADES- WIN!

BLACKJACK BONANZA: The three Power Chips now go to Arthur.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: JACK OF DIAMONDS
HAND #2: 10 OF CLUBS
HAND #3: JACK OF CLUBS

1. JACK OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #1 (20)

2. 9 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (two Power Chips left)

3. 2 OF HEARTS; CHANGES THAT ALSO (one Power Chip left; could've been on the board by now)

4. KING OF CLUBS; CHANGES THAT AS WELL (all Power Chips gone already)

5. KING OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (20)

6. 5 OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #3 (15)

7. 10 OF HEARTS- EPIC FAIL

By far, the worst bonus round playing of the season, but that is to be expected after his blooper on the Queen song. That sends him home with $1,000 and the Tahoe trip.

Millionaire: Stay-at-home mom Kim Gilby from Fishers, IN (and also from somewhere in Virginia!) was back for her second day. With all four lifelines in play and former "Friend or Foe?" host Kennedy as this week's Expert, here were her remaining categories:

Middle Tier: Celebrity Question, Photojournalists, Sitcoms & Miss Universe
Upper Tier: Poetry, U.S. Presidents, Famous Firsts, Theatre & Napoleon

$10,000 (asked by Larry King):

In 2009, The Obamas introduced their newly adopted "First Canine", a Portuguese water dog named what?

A: Bo
B: Skip
C: Jack
D: Lee

GUESS (:18): Bo- CORRECT

$12,500:

In the 1970s, photojournalist Dith Pran was a survivor of what country's notorious "killing fields"?

A: Somalia
B: Columbia
C: Armenia
D: Cambodia

GUESS (:23): Cambodia- RIGHT

$15,000:

The two main characters on what sitcom are named in honor of the legendary TV producer Sheldon Leonard?

A: "The Big Bang Theory"
B: "How I Met Your Mother"
C: "Two and a Half Men"
D: "Scrubs"

Eight seconds into this question, Kim decided to Ask the Audience. 60% said "The Big Bang Theory", 24% said "Two and a Half Men", 10% said "How I Met Your Mother" and 6% said "Scrubs".

GUESS (:10): "The Big Bang Theory"- RIGHT

$25,000:

Stefania Fernandez, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2009, is the beauty pageant's second straight winner from what country?

A: Spain
B: Brazil
C: Argentina
D: Venezuela

After 10 seconds, Kim asked Kennedy this question. She was only 30% sure the right country was Venezuela. Halfway into the countdown, Kim activated the Double Dip.

FIRST GUESS: Venezuela- REACHES $25,000

$50,000:

Which of the following is a book written by Alicia Keys and NOT Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost?

A: "In the Clearing"
B: "A Witness Tree"
C: "Tears For Water"
D: "From Snow To Snow"

It took her only five seconds to use her Phone a Friend. Her three available friends were Lynnette from Gray, TN, Alicia from Stafford, VA and Steve from Knoxville, TN. She chose on Lynnette, who guessed "Tears For Water" with just four seconds left.

GUESS (:29): "Tears For Water"- WINS $50,000

$100,000:

Of all the U.S. Presidents, the one whose surname comes last alphabetically served when?

A: 1789-1797
B: 1849-1850
C: 1889-1893
D: 1913-1921

Kim called it quits just as the timer was about to run out. The correct time period was 1913-1921. Congratulations!

Start of Marcus Divine's game

Episode ratings:

8: "Let's Make a Deal", "Millionaire", "The Price is Right" & "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "Jeopardy!"
6: "The Newlywed Game"
4: "Catch 21"

1 comment:

Octavarium64 said...

Apparently Nikki is on Golden-Road. So why didn't she know the Paint/Fabric Protection trick and pick 73 instead of 85 and/or 45, and why bid $1,500 on IUFB 2 instead of the risk-free $1,402?

I think the former at least could be a "special" DQ for those who are supposed to get it right. You can't expect a random person to know it, but she should.

The biggest fail you can have on a game show is to fail at something you're supposed to know, or to do/not do something you're supposed to not do/do. An example is a contestant on Wipeout who proclaimed before starting the course that she was "gonna win Wipeout and have fun doing it!" Then after just one obstacle, she freaked out, and when she got to the Big Balls, she quit the course.

Huh? You could see the course before you made that stuck-up comment, lady. This contradicts the very meaning of the word contestant. This move isn't nearly so serious, but it needs more attention given how you blog.