Sunday, May 31, 2009

Next Week in Game Shows: The first week of June 2009

We're getting so close to Summer; here's all that's on tap for the first week of June 2009:

-Justin Bernbach tries to continue his winning ways on "Jeopardy!".

-Find out which of the three remaining male contestants will win the second season of "Make Me a Supermodel".

-The first-ever Game Show Awards airs this Saturday night on GSN (also, "Deal or No Deal" and "1 vs. 100" debut on the GSN schedule)!

-"I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!" returns to the U.S., this time on NBC.

-The Top 20 is revealed for the current season of "So You Think You Can Dance".

All of this and more next week.

The Week in Review: May 25-31; April & May Player of the Month Announcements

Players of the Week:
WINNER: Justin Bernbach (current seven-time champion with $155,001)("Jeopardy!")
RUNNER-UP: Tom Sabbatelli ($54,900)("Wheel of Fortune")
3RD PLACE: Ashlee Powell ($51,657)("The Price is Right")

Other Big Winners and Notables:
The three Season 2 "Make Me a Supermodel" finalists
Gary "Baba Booey" Dell'Abate- $200,000 for charity ("Don't Forget the Lyrics!")
Christina Tostado & Claudia Garcia- Split $50,000 ("The Phone")
Tim Spratt- $50,000 ("Wipeout")
Madeline Ali- $50,000 ("Million Dollar Password")
Richard Baker- $41,372 ("Wheel of Fortune")

ZONK ANSWERS OF THE WEEK: During Thursday's episode of "Wheel of Fortune", prior to solving the puzzle HIKING AMONG EXOTIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS for $8,250 in cash and trip to Costa Rica, contestant Christian Correja missolved twice during the same round because of not watching the board properly. His two incorrect responses were LIVING AMONG EXOTIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS, then RIDING AMONG EXOTIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS. He did make it to the bonus round with $24,600 but wound up missing out on $45,000 there.

APRIL 2009 PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Tom Dwan (his great work included the record $919,600 pot he won over Barry Greenstein)("High Stakes Poker")
RUNNER-UP: Liz Murphy ($123,302 as five-day champ)("Jeopardy!")
3RD PLACE: Kevin Joyce ($113,299 as three-day champ)("Jeopardy!")

MAY 2009 PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Justin Bernbach ("Jeopardy!")
RUNNER-UP: Helen Phillips (won "The Biggest Loser: Couples II" with record percentage)
3RD PLACE: Tammy & Victor Jih ("The Amazing Race XIV" champions)

"Million Dollar Password" 5/31 (for Mike)

Tonight's guests are comedians Norm McDonald and Jamie Kennedy.

For the first game, Jamie is with Game Show Forum member Michael Pries from Tinley Park, IL (who is a radio traffic reporter)! And starting this game with Norm is Audra Small from Chandler, AZ (who's celebrating her 10th wedding anniversary).

ROUND 1:

MICHAEL & JAMIE:

1. ZEBRA
A: Striped- CLUE
B: Animal- ZEBRA (1; :23)

2. SINGLE
A: Married- DIVORCED
B: One- SINGLE (2; :17)

3. ENTRY
A: Exit- ENTRY (3; :14)

4. GREECE- PASSES IMMEDIATELY (:08)

5. COST
A: Price- COST (4; :04)

GREECE:
A: Munos- TIME EXPIRES


NORM & AUDRA:

1. SPOON
A: Fork- KNIFE
B: Other- SPOON (1; :27)

2. VIOLIN
A: Stratanarist- CLUE
B: Fiddle- VIOLIN (2; :22)

3. SATURDAY
A: Friday- SATURDAY (3; :19)

4. NERD
A: Dude- NERD (4; :16)

5. GRILL
A: Barbeque- GRILL (SWEEP with 13 seconds left)


ROUND 2:

MICHAEL & JAMIE:

1. BOSTON
A: Massachusetts- STATE
B: City- BOSTON (5; :26)

2. CROW
A: Black- WHITE
B: Bird- CROW (6; :21)

3. TRIO
A: Duo- NEXT
B: Duet- ALTOGETHER
C: Three- TWO; PASS (:11)

4. DEAF; PASSES IMMEDIATELY (:08)

5. ENCYCLOPEDIA
A: Dictionary- THESAURUS
B: Reference- DICTIONARY; TIME EXPIRES

AUDRA & NORM:

1. UNDER
A: Over- UNDER (6; :28)

2. PEACH
A: Apple- ORANGE
B: Banana- FRUIT
C: Nectarine- PEACH (7; :19)

3. PUB
A: Bar- PASS
B: England- PUB (8; :14)

4. YOURS
A: Mine- YOURS (9; :10)

5. SHIELD
A: Sword- SABRE
B: Bigger- CEMENTAUR
C: Protect- KNIFE; TIME EXPIRES

ROUND 3:

NORM & MICHAEL:

1. OPERA
A: Pavoratti- TENOR
B: Place- OPERA (7; :24)

2. DIRT
A: Filth- GARBAGE
B: Joe- DIRT (8; :17)

3. VINEGAR
A: Oil- WATER
B: And- VINEGAR (9; :12)

4. NOON
A: Twelve- THIRTEEN
B: O'Clock- NOON (10; :06)

5. FLAMINGO
A: Bird- FLAKE
B: One- NEXT
C: Lake- TIME EXPIRES


JAMIE & AUDRA:

1. WEST
A: East- WEST (10; :28)

2. ALIVE
A: Dead- ALIVE (11; :26)

3. STUD
A: Bull- HORN
B: Prostitute- HOOKER; PASS (:15)

4. RIB
A: Cage- BIRD
B: Bone- ANIMAL
C: Marrow- BREAK
D: Livers- KIDNEY; TIME EXPIRES


FINAL ROUND:

MICHAEL & NORM:

1. BILLIONAIRE
A: Millionaire- BILLIONAIRE (11; :28)

2. SCREENPLAY
A: Script- WORDS; PASS (:20)

3. EGGNOG
A: Christmas- TREE
B: Drink- PUNCH
C: Creamy- EGGNOG (12; :14)

4. GOD
A: Diety- GOD (13; :11)

5. FLUNK
A: Fail- SUCCEED
B: School- PASS (:04)

SCREENPLAY
B: Script- BOOK; TIME EXPIRES


AUDRA & JAMIE:

1. FOOT
A: Hand- FOOT (12; :27)

2. BLENDER; PASSES IMMEDIATELY (:25)

3. BODYGUARD
A: Protected- NESTLED
B: Celebrity- PASS
C: Person- PASS (:14)

4. LIE
A: Truth- LIES (13; :11)

5. BUCK
A: Dollar- BILL
B: Slang- CHEDDAR
C: Dollar- BILL; BENJAMIN


TIEBREAKER PASSWORD: ZOOM

Audra & Jamie: Fast- QUICK
Michael & Norm: Telephoto- LENS
Audra & Jamie: Focus- PHOTOGRAPHY
Michael & Norm: Closer-ZOOM (WIN!)

MONEY ROUND #1: Mike will give the clues to Norm. Good luck, buddy.

$10,000: Mike helps Norm get SONG, LASAGNA, BRONZE, NANNY and WARM.

$25,000: This time, Mike helps Norm solve JOKE, RODEO, LETTER, LOUVRE & TACK while only missing VIRGIN.


$50,000: Mike's team IDs PEBBLE, ANTE, STEW, CURB...but no more. They missed IMPLANT, POLYESTER, VOLUME and ran out of time on NEIGHBORHOOD. Mike, I hope you had fun and spent that $25,000 wisely.

For the second game, Jamie's partner is Amy Roach from Newport Beach, CA (who is a radio sales rep; she's here tonight to redeem herself from her unsuccessful stint on "Identity" two years ago). On Norm's side, we now have Madeline Ali from Brooklyn, NY (who is a personal assistant).

ROUND 1:

JAMIE & AMY:

1. CAVITY
A: Teeth- WHITE
B: Sore- BRACES
C: Filling- DENTIST; PASS (:22)


2. KETTLE
A: Pot- WEED
B: Stove- OVEN

C: Tea- KETTLE (1; :13)

3. FIRST
A: Second- FIRST (2; :09)


4. IDEA
A: Thought- THINK; PASS (:02)


5. ANCHOVY
A: Fish- TIME EXPIRES

NORM & MADELINE:

1. OFFENSE
A: Defense- OFFENSE (1; :28)


2. FIST
A: Hand- FOOT
B: Closed- FIST (2; :24)


3. TWIG
A: Tree- BRANCH
B: Smaller- BUSH; HEDGE (:17)


4. MOIST
A: Wet- BUTLER
B: Less- BUTT
C: Wet- PASS (:08)


5. MALIBU
A: Beach- SAND
B: Community- TIME EXPIRES


ROUND 2:

AMY & JAMIE:

1. LADY
A: Man- WOMAN
B: Female- MALE
C: Synonym- DUDE; PASS (:18)


2. SCRATCH
A: Itch- SCRATCH (3; :14)


3. BOSS
A: Employee- WORKER
B: Reports- BOSS (4; :09)


4. CENTIMETER
A: Measurement- TAPE
B: Small- TIME EXPIRES


MADELINE & NORM:

1. SHIP
A: Boat- SHIP (3; :28)


2. SOFT
A: Hard- CLUE
B: Fluffy- CURD

C: Hard- PASS (:14)

3. GIFT
A: Present- ABSENT

B: Birthday- HERE
C: Wrap- PASS (:04)


4. ARCHITECT
A: Builder- CONSTRUCTION; TIME EXPIRES


ROUND 3:

NORM & AMY:

1. CAMEL
A: Animal- RABBIT
B: Hump- ELEPHANT
C: Dramadere- DONKEY

D: Desert- ELEPHANT; PASS (:16)

2. DIMPLE
A: Face- NOSE
B: Hole- MOUTH
C: Cheek- EAR
D: Hole- PASS (:04)


3. BACKWARD
A: Forward- BACKWARD (5; :02)


4. TASTY
A: Delicious- TIME EXPIRES


JAMIE & MADELINE:

1. SELL
A: Sale- BOAT
B: Garage- YARD; PASS (:23)


2. ESPRESSO
A: Coffee- TEA
B: Dark- ESPRESSO (4; :18)


3. KID
A: Baby- CRY; PASS (:12)


4. HULK
A: Hogan- HULK (5; :09)


5. DOVE
A: Bird- FLY
B: White- DOVE (6; TIME EXPIRES)


FINAL ROUND:

AMY & NORM:

1. STORM
A: Winter- SUMMER
B: Rain- SNOW
C: Blizzard- HURRICANE

D: Synonym- SNOWSTORM (6; :22)

2. ALUMINUM
A: Gold- SILVER
B: Silver- BRONZE
C: Can- METAL
D: Soda- TIN; PASS (:08; Norm says ALUMINUM a bit too late)


3. SLOW
A: Quick- FAST
B: Quick- SLOW (7; :02)


4. CARNIVAL
A: Rides- TIME EXPIRES


MADELINE & JAMIE:

1. GAVEL
A: Judge- JUDY
B: Hammer- GAVEL (7; :26)


2. BOTTOM
A: Top- BOTTOM (WIN)


MONEY ROUND #2: Considering Jamie's not the best of celebrity players, Madeline will obviously be giving the clues here.

$10,000: Madeline helps Jamie identify ORANGE, WHISKER, HIDE, ADAM & PODIATRIST with just 11 seconds to spare while missing TICKET, passing on HOME & CUT and getting DQed on WHEAT (Jamie said two answers on one turn- NEW & MUFFIN).

$25,000: Madeline & Jamie solve WIDE, MOLAR, HOMER, RELIGION & MAIL while getting DQed on BEANSTALK (Madeline said FAIRY TALE as an illegal clue)

$50,000: Madeline helps Jamie nail CHALK, HOSPITAL, RANSOM, WHIP & ANTENNA with 13 seconds left while passing CALCIUM and missing CELERY. Madeline then decides to walk away with $50,000; I don't blame her.

"PokerStars.net World Cup of Poker"- FIRST EPISODE

This is the first PokerStars.net episode (out of eight) for GSN this year. This year's episodes (at least some of them, anyway) revolve around an event called the World Cup of Poker, taking place in the Bahamas. This is the fifth year of this particular PokerStars.net event- the United States won this event last year.

When we start things, there are nine countries competing, each with five players- USA, Mexico, Great Britain, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Italy, Latvia & Poland. During this event, each team is allowed to call a timeout at any time in order to either talk some strategy or change their lineup. One player at a time represents each team at the poker table. Each team is allowed to make up to two substitutions during gameplay. Here's the opening scoreboard:

1. Great Britain: 62,825
2. Poland: 44,850
3. USA: 39,650
4. Latvia: 37,800
5. Italy: 37,175
6. Mexico: 30,025
7. Germany: 28,275
8. New Zealand: 27,800
9. Canada: 8,600

Now, for the first aired hand:

Daniel Negreanu (Canada): (KH)(QC)
Lee Nelson (N.Z.): (AH)(KC)

POT: 17,575
THE FLOP: (KS)(3S)(4D)

Right away, Negreanu goes ALL IN for his team. At this point, the antes are 25 chips, with the blinds at 200 and 400.

TURN: 2 OF SPADES

To make matters worse for Negreanu, Nelson now has a low straight draw. For Canada to stay alive, a Queen must pop up on the river.

RIVER: 10 OF SPADES

The miracle Queen doesn't happen, so Canada makes an early ninth-place exit. They will share in $5,000. Here's the second hand:

Strothmann (Germany): (KD)(QH)
Nelson (N.Z.): (AD)(6S)

POT: 2,700
THE FLOP: (KS)(4S)(3C)

Strothmann makes top pair. Nelson makes a bet of 1,850 and Strothmann calls.

TURN: 8 OF DIAMONDS- DUD

Nelson then tries to bluff the German out with a bet of 3,550...Strothmann calls again.

RIVER: 9 OF SPADES

Nelson falls a spade short of a flush, so he tries one last time for a bluff win by betting ten grand in chips...but the fold doesn't happen, so Germany wins a 33,500 pot. Let's move on to the third hand with three-way action:

Slusarek (Poland): (10H)(8D)
Lozano (Mexico): (9H)(8H)
Vicki Coren (G.B.): (9D)(2S)

POT: 3,500
THE FLOP: (5H)(QS)(QH)

Lozano has instantly made a heart flush draw, while Coren bets 2,500. Slusarek folds while Lozano calls.

TURN: ACE OF SPADES- DUD

Both throw in 5,000 apiece to the pot.

RIVER: 2 OF DIAMONDS

Coren wins the 18,500 pot for her team with two pair. Here's the leaderboard now:

1. Great Britain: 73,950
2. Germany: 44,750
3. USA: 42,225
4. Poland: 40,025
5. Latvia: 39,225
6. Italy: 37,200
7. Mexico: 20,850
8. New Zealand: 18,775

On the next aired hand, Jurdzs from Latvia wins a 9,500 pot on a blitz after a successful re-raise to 5,500. The chip count now:

1. Great Britain: 58,100
2. Latvia: 51,525
3. Italy: 48,825
4. Germany: 41,575
5. Poland: 35,200
6. New Zealand: 32,650
7. USA: 29,650
8. Mexico: 19,475

Right now, the ante value has tripled to 75 and the blinds have doubled to 400 and 800 respectively. On to the next hand:

Greg Raymer (USA; was captain of winning team last year): (9D)(8D)
Houghton (G.B.): (5C)(2D)

POT: 2,200
THE FLOP: (JS)(10C)(AS)

Raymer has an open-ended straight draw just like that. Both bet 1,050 apiece.

TURN: 7 OF DIAMONDS- USA STRAIGHT!

After Raymer bets 3,000, Houghton tries for a bluff by raising to 8,500; Raymer then goes ALL IN! That prompts Houghton to fold and give USA a 40,525 pot!

Joining Raymer on Team USA this year are Gabin, Armstrong, Zamani and Deeb.

Villa Fubrizio from Italy starts the next hand with Double Aces (Clubs & Hearts). Soon after, he goes ALL IN! Meanwhile, the only other player remaining in the hand, Juris Saicans from Latvia, has Double Queens (Diamonds & Hearts). After some heavy thought...he folds, giving Team Italy a blitz win for a 54,875 pot. After 111 hands, the chip count now:

1. New Zealand: 64,850
2. Italy: 61,850
3. USA: 45,225
4. Germany: 37,200
5. Latvia: 36,150
6. Poland: 30,675
7. Great Britain: 27,400
8. Mexico: 15,650

Next:

Steven Devlin (G.B.): DOUBLE 6s (Clubs & Spades)
J.C. Alvarado (Mexico): (KC)(QD)

Alvarado has put Mexico ALL IN.

POT: 32,400
THE FLOP: (6H)(3D)(4S)

Not good news for Mexico- Devlin now has a set of sixes. For the Mexicans to stay in this, the last two cards must be runners for a straight, which would yield a split spot.

TURN: KING OF SPADES
RIVER: JACK OF SPADES

Too little, too late for Team Mexico- they leave in eighth place and will also split $5,000 for their troubles. The new chip count:

1. New Zealand: 73,650
2. Italy: 61,650
3. USA: 43,825
4. Great Britain: 43,450
5. Germany: 37,000
6. Latvia: 35,950
7. Poland: 23,475

Team Italy consists of Migliore, Pagano, Omar, Villa and Bilancetti. The blinds are now at 600 and 1,200 as we move on to this next hand with three-way action:

Luca Pagano (Italy): (AC)(9D)
Heitmann (Germany): DOUBLE 4s (Diamonds & Hearts)
Benjamin Zamani (USA): (7H)(5S)

POT: 7,900
THE FLOP: (6S)(QC)(9C)

Pagano has middle pair, while Zamani has an inside straight draw. Triple check.

TURN: 2 OF CLUBS

Team Italy now has a club flush draw. Meanwhile, Heitmann bets 4,500, which results in Zamani folding and Pagano calling.

RIVER: 7 OF DIAMONDS- DUD

Nothing happens afterwards, so the Italians take down the 16,900 pot. The chip count now looks like this:

1. New Zealand: 73,350
2. Italy: 73,250
3. USA: 40,525
4. Germany: 38,100
5. Great Britain: 36,150
6. Latvia: 35,650
7. Poland: 21,975

Now for the next hand:

Derrick Morris (G.B.): (10C)(9C)
Zamani (USA): (AH)(JH)

POT: 6,300
THE FLOP: (2H)(KD)(JC)

Zamani has middle pair while Morris has an inside straight draw. Both check.

TURN: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS- GREAT BRITAIN STRAIGHT

The Brits have to be careful, though, because a 10 on the river will give the Americans the best straight. After a 1,900 bet by Zamani, Morris raises 3,000 more... and Zamani calls.

RIVER: 8 OF HEARTS

Zamani falls one heart short of a flush for his squad, so Great Britain takes down this pot for 30,100. Now, for the last aired hand of the evening, with the ante doubled again to 150 and the blinds now up to 800 and 1,600.

Gabin (USA): (AS)(QD)
Jurdzs (Latvia): (10H)(9D)

Latvia goes ALL IN.

POT: 39,400
THE FLOP: (2D)(8S)(3C)

Both players are 3/5ths toward a straight, but Jurdzs has the higher draw for that.

TURN: 4 OF CLUBS

Gabin now has a straight draw. For the Latvia players to remain in this tournament, the river card must be a 9 or a 10.

RIVER: QUEEN OF HEARTS

No, sir- Latvia finishes in an unlucky seventh place as Gabin wins the hand for America with a pair of Queens. In Latvia's case, they will split $10,000. Let's see the chip count after the first episode:

1. New Zealand: 76,875
2. Italy: 63,900
3. Germany: 60,950
4. USA: 51,400
5. Great Britain: 45,700
6. Poland: 20,175

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Additional "So You Think..." rating

The last preliminary audition episode of the current season of "So You Think You Can Dance" scored a 5.5 Fast Nielsen with a 9 share, up from the previous two episodes.

Source: The Futon Critic

"I'm a Celebrity..." update

The last participants in the upcoming season of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here" that will begin Monday night on NBC are the L.A. comedy duo Frangela.

Also, Damien Fahey will join Myleene Klass as a host on the show.

Various sources contributed to this report.

WEEKEND SPIN ID 5/30

$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: DM08823

Something I've long waited for is about to happen on "Feud"...

After years of waiting, "Family Feud" will offer families a chance to win a car for the first time in its long history!!! Starting next season, those team captains who are lucky enough to be on five-time winning families next season will win a car in addition to their share of their money!

Source: Buzzerblog

"So You Think You Can Dance" 5/28

This was the last audition episode before the Vegas Callbacks.

L.A.:

Guest Judge: Alan Shankman (who even danced on stage in the middle of the auditions)

INSTANT WINNERS:
Bianca Revels (Detroit; fell just short of Top 20 last season)
Asuka Kondoh (Irvine, CA; competed in last season's auditions)
Ricky Sun (Arcadia, CA; also competed in last season's auditions)
Nathan Trasoras (Downey, CA)
Amanda Kerby (Riverside, CA)
Phillip Coker (Corpus Christi, TX; competed in last season's auditions but was unable to go to Vegas because he got sick)
Arielle Coker (Corpus Christi, TX)

NOTABLES HEADED TO CHOREOGRAPHY:
Sammy Ramirez (Hollister, CA)
Alexie Agdeppa (Rowland Heights, CA)
Diana Vaden (Reno)
Chanel Smith (Pleasant Grove, UT)

NOTABLES THAT QUALIFIED FROM CHOREOGRAPHY:
Sammy Ramirez
Diana Vaden
Alexie Agdeppa

NOTABLE THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT PAST CHOREOGRAPHY:
Chanel Smith

NOTABLE BIG LOSERS:
Brynelle Blanton (L.A.)
Xavier Blanton (L.A.)
Debra Lawson (Dallas)
Calico Sequeira (Irvine, CA)
Stacy House (Mount Pleasant, MI)
Kevin "Shakiro" Cormier (L.A.)

25 qualified to Vegas on Day 1, while another 20 made it through on Day 2.

During the last stop on the audition tour, Seattle, which featured Mia Michaels as the guest judge, 13 made it through (a possible record low four dancers advanced from Day 1) including Kelsea Taylor & Kuponohi'ipoi Aweau. There was also a hyped dance-off between David "Sex" Soller & Leonid Knyshov which Leo won 2-1 (Nigel was the only one that voted for Sex). Sex did make it to the choreography part but fell short of making it to Vegas.

Ratings notes

The season premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance" scored a 5.3 Fast Nielsen with a 9 share, about the same as last week's season premiere. The second episode that season dropped slightly to a 5.2/9.

The second season premiere of "Wipeout" got a 5/9, down from its debut episode last year.

Sources: Zap2it.com, The Futon Critic

"The Phone"- FINALE

This series wraps up with an all-female edition in Hollywood!

MATCHUP: Kimberly Hurtarte (a lifeguard) & Nikki Schultz (a bartender) vs. Claudia Garcia (a student) & Christina Tostado (a nanny)

Here, a group of dirty people reprocessed a pain medication called Z and have been murdering people in ways including driving somebody's car off a parking lot.

Opening Task: Kimberly was looking for a van on the second floor while Claudia had to find a van on the third floor. Both had to find a prescription bottle inside; the first one to do so and have their teammate leave with them in their respective van within five minutes earned $5,000 for their team.

Claudia & Christina finished first to get on the board.

ELIMINATION TASK: At Linda Vista Hospital, the bad boys were trying to burn the hospital down. Both teams had to find a lab by the morgue without getting caught. Then, amongst numerous rats were several ingredient packets; three of those packets made up the Z prescription (153 grams worth). They used their lab's scale for reference. The first team that found the right three packets within ten minutes stayed in the game and had $10,000 put in their bank.

The two lucky ladies that advanced in the game were...












...Claudia & Christina, so their money was tripled while Kimberly & Nikki were burned to a crisp.

Task #3: After delivering the medicine packets to Club Vonstrong and changing their clothes, they went to a club where one teammate had to play some Texas Hold 'Em. They had to parlay their initial $2,500 stake into at least $15,000 so that they could buy an Intel laptop with additional information about the Z medicine. Doing so doubled their bank to $30K. During this time, one teammate had to speak directions to the other from the club's security room.
RESULT: PASS ($30,000)

Final Task: While in a plane, they had to find a cartel vehicle within the mountains that contained $60 Million worth of drugs. Then, one teammate had to parachute to the cartel automobile and ambush it so that they could secure the drugs. If Claudia chose to do that and was successful, $10,000 was added to their final pot; having Christina succeed, however, would max out their bank at $50K.

Christina chose to make the jump...












...and she did it successfully, so they became the second team to max out!

THE QUIZ (taken at some military vehicles):

1. What is the complete name of the pain medication being turned into a potentially lethal street drug?

A: Hydrozazz
B: Avazazz
C: Neurozazz

Claudia chose Hydrozazz while Christina went with Neurozazz...Neurozazz was correct, so Christina struck first blood.

2. What percentage of purity did the Neurozazz in the drug lab have?

A: 86%
B: 87%
C: 89%

Claudia went with 86%, whereas Christina went with a percentage point more...87% was it to give Christina a big 2-0 lead.

3. What were the names of your opponents on the other team?

A: Natalie & Kathy
B: Nikki & Kimberly

C: Naomi & Beverly

Christina completed the show's only ever 3-0 quiz shutout with Nikki & Kimberly (Claudia instead said Natalie & Kathy)! And Christina's jackpot decision was...













...to split the cash! Thanks for watching!

Friday, May 29, 2009

"So You Think You Can Dance" 5/27

Miami, FL:

INSTANT WINNERS:
Priscilla Marrero (Miami, FL)
Janette Manrara (Miami, FL)
Romulo Villaverde (Hialeah, FL)
Erik "Silky" Moore (Oviedo, FL)
Paris Torres (Seattle)
Henry Rivero (Miami, FL)
Megan Kinney (Annapolis, MD)
Alex Wong (Miami, FL)

NOTABLES HEADED TO CHOREOGRAPHY:
Joseph Smith (Orlando)
Geo Smith (Miami, FL)
Talia Rickards (Miami, FL)

NOTABLES THAT QUALIFIED FROM CHOREOGRAPHY:
Joseph Smith
Geo Smith
Talia Rickards

NOTABLE BIG LOSERS:
Tony Riendeau (West Melbourne, FL; had blood pressure problems afterwards)
Jessica Guadix (Miami, FL)
Jennifer Guadix (Miami, FL)
Wislande Letang (Miami, FL)

18 qualified on the first day, while another 14 made it on Day 2.

Memphis:

Guest Judge: Lil' C

INSTANT WINNERS:
Marico Flake (Memphis)
Caitlin Kinney (Annapolis, MD)
Evan Kasprzak (West Bloomfield, MD)
Ryan Kasprzak (Astoria, NY)

NOTABLES HEADED TO CHOREOGRAPHY:
Anna Dunn (Jackson, MS; hasn't competed since the death of her father)
Travis Prokop (Texaco, NM)
Lauren Guerra (Dallas)
Lydia Guerra (Dallas)

NOTABLES THAT QUALIFIED FROM CHOREOGRAPHY:
Lauren Guerra
Anna Dunn
Travis Prokop
Lydia Guerra

NOTABLE BIG LOSERS:
Dustin Dorough (Atlanta)
Chris Carrozza (Memphis; a big whiner)

Eight made it through on the first day, while another 17 got Vegas tickets on the second day.

5/29/2009 Results- TWO FINALES; CHANCE AT JUSTIN'S SEVENTH WIN

TPIR: This episode begins with former "Survivor: Fiji" contestant Rita Verreos, Joshua Sangster, Roberta Murphy and Mark Sornaienchi. Drew's wearing some slightly different glasses today. The first IUFB is a Burbury coat worn by Amber.

Rita: $400
Joshua: $1,200
Roberta: $800
Mark: $825

ARP: $1,295

Joshua, a parade performer from Orlando, plays Bonkers for a trip to NYC (Lanisha at the audience screen). Opening price:

6 7 6 5

1. LHLH- INCORRECT
2. HHLL- NO
3. LLLL- NO
4. LLHH- NO
5. HHHH- NO
Final try: HLHH- LOSS

ARP: $7,984, so it was HHHL; he was close a few times. I'm surprised it was that expensive.

The fifth player is Michael Gervasi and the second IUFB behind the splitting sign is a telescope with an Astronomy book (Rachael).

Michael: $1,040
Roberta: $1,200
Mark: $1,299
Rita: $1,100


ARP: $1,342

After Mark gives Drew a pin of some sort, he plays Five Price Tags for a Honda Fit (Std., AT, RKE, WLocks)(Lanisha). Today's board handled by Amber:

$17,820
$16,960
$18,495
$14,655
$15,754

He goes with the Four False Trick...but only the heart monitor (Lanisha) cooperates at $110 (its wrong price was $95). Prior to that, he missed with a $40 smoothie maker (Rachael), a $60 vacuum sealer (Lanisha) and Drew's ever-loved $150 doughnut machine (Rachael). Mark's sole car guess is $18,495...THAT'S TOO MUCH. It was just $15,754. That's the first time in almost seven years that the car's ARP in this game didn't end in 0 or 5. If only that 2008 Ford Fusion S had been there instead...

Coming on down sixth is Kimberly McReynolds and the third IUFB under the rising sign is an ab machine (Lanisha).

Kimberly: $2,000
Rita: $1,300
Michael: $800
Roberta: $1,100

ARP: $1,999

Since Kimberly was over by a buck, Rita, a San Antonio native who I believe was in the audience twice before this episode, plays Switch? for a drum/cymbal set marked at $1,266 (Amber) and an acoustic guitar marked at $1,772 (Rachael). She switches...and wins; she then mauls Drew for a few seconds!

Video Bonus: Crazy Rita

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Joshua ($1,295): 45 + 30 = $.75
Mark ($1,452): 30 + 75 = OVER BY A NICKEL
Rita ($5,037): 20 + 20 = $.40

The first loser of the day gets to the Showcase.

Next up is Anthony Conley and the fourth IUFB is a Flexsteel sofa (Amber at Door #2).

Anthony: $906
Michael: $1,500
Roberta: $721
Kimberly: $900

ARP: $2,420

Michael plays Pushover for a 46" Samsung LCD HDTV w/ lift console (Lanisha & Rachael at Door #3). Board:

120739824

Easy- he pushes to $7,398 and wins!

Headed on down to the blue spot now is Rita Swope and the next IUFB is a Dell laptop (Rachael).

Rita: $799
Roberta: $900
Kimberly: $1,400
Anthony: $1,000

ARP: $1,004

Anthony, a recent college graduate, plays Lucky $even for a Honda Civic (Std., AT, Susp., Tray)(Amber). First number is 1. His second number guess is 9...

$ 1 9 , _ _ _

...correct. He then goes with 7 on the middle digit and I groaned...

$ 1 9 , 1 _ _

...with good reason, because he loses six bucks (I would've said 3 for that digit). He now must pull a Taylor Randall to win. His fourth digit guess is 5...

$ 1 9 , 1 7 _

...nope. ARP: $19,178. Fingers definitely didn't want either car game won today.

The day's final player is Donna Nelson and the week's final IUFB is dinnerware (Lanisha at Door #3). Roberta must win or else she will be the week's last First Four Breakfast Club member.

Donna: $1,400
Rita: $700
Roberta: $650
Kimberly: $701

All are over.

Donna: $499
Rita: $450 (SUICIDE BID)
Roberta: $490 (SUICIDE BID)
Kimberly: $500

TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Roberta

Almost by default, Kimberly wins with the ARP being $634. She now tries to add $10,000 to that in Grand Game with the target price being $3.75. The products this time are a small bottle of V8, a small package of thumbtacks, Clorox spray, NesQuik mix, Quaker Quakes and a three-pack of Orbit gum.

1. Thumbtacks- $2.49 ($10)
2. Juice- $1.69 ($100)
3. Snack- $4.19

How the heck was that snack so expensive? The other bad item was the NesQuik, even though it wasn't revealed.

My lineup today:

1. Five Price Tags
2. Bonkers
3. Switch?
4. Pushover
5. Grand Game
6. Lucky $even

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Kimberly ($734): 30 + 55 = $.85
Anthony ($1,004): 35 + Quarter = $.60
Michael ($9,818): 65 + 70 = OVER

Kimberly gets the Runner-Up spot in today's Showcase.

The first Showcase has an Aico bedroom (Amber), camping equipment (Lanisha) and the Hi-Lo trailer (Rachael at Door #2).

JOSHUA PASSES TO KIMBERLY; KIMBERLY BIDS $20,500 ON ROOM/TRAILER SHOWCASE- SUPER GARF

MY BID FOR ROOM/TRAILER SHOWCASE: $31,050

Joshua then attempts to win a Sony digital camcorder and a Canon digital camera (Lanisha), an Almost Heaven Spa (Rachael at Door #1) and a trip to a private island in the Caribbean (Amber at the audience screen; includes $2,500 spending money).

JOSHUA BIDS $23,562 ON TRIP SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TRIP SHOWCASE: $25,000

KIMBERLY'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $20,500
ARP: $31,489
DIFFERENCE: $10,989

JOSHUA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $23,562
ARP: $20,406
OVER- KIMBERLY WINS!

Kimberly wins $32,223 in cash and prizes.

Newlywed Game: This is the last episode of the inaugural season of the GSN version of this show. Here are the couples:

Monty & Dani (married nine months)
John & Dana (married four months)
Dave & Meghan (married one and a half years)

Brad's Intro: "...who says her ability to forgive makes her a great wife"

ROUND 1:

1. If the government searched for weapons of mass destruction in your husband's laundry hamper, which of these items would be deemed toxic- socks, T-shirts or underwear?
2. Which of the following would summarize your reaction if your husband wanted to go to a bachelor party in Tijuana- Live it Up, Amigo or No Way, Jose?
3. How often do you have to put the toilet seat back down at home- never, occasionally or always?

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Dani:
1. Socks
2. Live it Up, Amigo
3. Never

Dana:
1. Underwear
2. Live it Up, Amigo
3. Never

Meghan:
1. Socks
2. Live it Up, Amigo
3. Never

TRIP AT STAKE: Antigua (St. James' Club)

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Monty:
1. Socks- MATCH (5)
2. Live it Up, Amigo- MATCH (10)
3. Occasionally- NO MATCH

John:
1. Underwear- MATCH (5)
2. Live it Up, Amigo- MATCH (10)
3. Never- MATCH (15)

Dave:
1. Socks- MATCH (5)
2. Live it Up, Amigo- MATCH (10)
3. Never- MATCH (15)

ROUND 2:

1. Complete the following: "My wife is great in a sack, but if I had to call a penalty on her whoopie-making game, it would be for" what- illegal touching, delay of game or excessive celebration?
2. If there was such a thing as his & hers electric bills, which one of you would rack up the highest charges?

eHarmony.com Dimension (Family Background): Complete the following- "When it comes to kids, I hope the one quality my wife doesn't pass on to them is _______."

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Monty:
1. Delay of game
2. Dani
BONUS: Anal retentiveness

John:
1. Delay of game
2. Myself
BONUS: Stubbornness

Dave:
1. Delay of game
2. Meghan
BONUS: Anal retentiveness

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Dani:
1. Delay of game- MATCH (20)
2. Dani- MATCH (30)

Dana:
1. Delay of game- MATCH (25)
2. Myself- NO MATCH

Meghan:
1. Delay of game- MATCH (25)
2. Myself- NO MATCH

20 POINT BONUS QUESTION RESPONSES:

Meghan: Making lists- NO MATCH
Dana: Stubbornness- MATCH (45)
Dani: Stubbornness- LOSE

John & Dana blew the perfect score bid on an easy Round 2 question, but they still win the season's final game!

Consolation Prizes: Arthur Murray dancing lessons and Cuisinart Griddler

Eric & Coral from 1978 are back to play the last Goldywed Round.

TODAY'S BONUS PRIZE: Sony Bravia HDTV

GOLDYWED ROUND QUESTIONS:

1. If your wife needed a little inspiration to get into the nude, what would she most likely turn to- dirty thoughts, dirty talk or dirty movies?
2. Which of you is more likely to jump out of an airplane?
3. According to your wife, what is her sexiest body part?
4. What is the most urgent issue you two currently need to discuss with your neighbors?

ERIC:
1. Dirty talk
2. Myself
3. Eyes
4. Dogs

CORAL:
1. Dirty talk- MATCH (1)
2. Eric- MATCH (3)
3. Legs- NO MATCH
4. A new fire station- NO MATCH

JOHN:
1. Dirty talk
2. Dana
3. Legs
4. Parking in our parking spot

DANA:
1. Dirty thoughts- NO MATCH
2. Myself- MATCH (2)
3. Legs- MATCH (5)
4. They keep parking in our spot- WIN! (9)

John & Dana triple up Eric & Coral, 9-3!

WOF: This is the last episode, at least for a while, of what has been a mighty fine season, thank you very much. The first Toss-Up category tonight is Thing:

C _ M M O N

S E _ S _

Holly has some COMMON SENSE for $1,000.

$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: AP4383767

Let's meet the players:

Holly Martin (Mandeville, LA)- LSU sophomore in the Honor College majoring in both Biological Sciences and Spanish; medical school hopeful
Shahla Fadami (Fullerton, CA)- Chef for a Mediteranean and organic foods restaurant
Richard Baker (Kailua Kona, HI)- Cable company technician

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Living Things:

H _ _ _ | O F

C _ R I _ O U

Richard solves HERD OF CARIBOU for $2,000.

Appearing on the wheel now is a trip to Chicago (with tickets to the Taste of Chicago festival) worth $6,122 and the Prize Puzzle Round category is Phrase. Richard starts with a trio of T's for $2,400 but then has to give that amount right back because he then spins a Bankrupt. Holly then calls three N's for the Wild Card but she loses it immediately to the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge. Shahla next calls a $600 H and buys two E's and four I's, but she hits the same Bankrupt from the MDW to lose a $100 bill. Later, after Richard calls a $300 D, he calls three R's for the trip and buys a pair of O's and the A to clean out the vowels, then he picks off the Y for another $300. After calling the F for $600 more, we have...

T H E | T I D E | I S

T U R N I N G | I N

Y O U R | F A _ O R

...Richard, suddenly THE TIDE IS TURNING IN YOUR FAVOR, because in addition to another $3,250, not only are you going to Chicago, you're also headed on a $5,000 Mexican Riviera Cruise from Princess Cruises, a new total of $16,372 in cash and trips.

DUDS: NONE
LATs: NONE
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Everybody)

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS:
Richard: $2,400 (all lost to Bankrupt)
Shahla: $100 (all lost to Bankrupt)
Holly: Wild Card (lost to Bankrupt)

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 1 (excluding WC): $2,500
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 1: $20,122

WINNING ID FOR CRUISE: TG00235

Pure Silk Jackpot Round category is Around the House and it's a big puzzle. Holly starts with two N's for $600 and the Free Spin. But after $1,750 worth of work, she calls a dud in T and decides to hold on to her Free Spin. Shahla then calls three S's for $10,500, then after buying a few vowels, she calls a D for the MDW. After buying four O's to clean out the vowels, she calls four C's for another $1,600, a pair of L's for another grand, two M's for an additional $1,200 and we have...

C R A _ O N S

M A _ I C | M A R _ E R S

& | C O L O R E D

_ E N C I L S

...she solves CRAYONS, MAGIC MARKERS & COLORED PENCILS for $13,550 and the MDW!

DUD: Jackpot T (Holly)
LATs: NONE
BANKRUPTS: NONE
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $11,150

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS:
Richard: NONE
Holly: $1,750

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 2 (excluding Jackpot): $1,750
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 2: $16,300

IHOP Mystery Round category is Title. Shahla begins with two S's for $1,200 and then buys four E's and two I's but she hits the night's first Lose a Turn. Richard also lands on LAT. Holly then lands on the Mystery Wedge next to an $800 space and calls four N's. With no hesitation, she takes $4,000 for them (bad move- $10,000 was back there; she definitely should've gone for it since she's way behind at this point). After later calling an $800 T, she calls three D's for another $1,800 and we have...

A _ I _ E ' S

A D _ E N T _ R E S | I N

_ _ N D E R _ A N D

...she solves ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND for another $6,950 and $7,950 total.

DUDS: NONE
LATs: 2 (Shahla, Richard)
BANKRUPTS: NONE

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS:
Shahla: $700
Richard: NONE

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 3: $700
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 3: $9,400

The last Toss-Up this evening, worth $3,000, has a category of Food & Drink:

_ _ N - _ R I E D

_ _ M _ _ _ _ _

Holly's right with SUN-DRIED TOMATOES to jump to $10,950! Speed-Up Round category is Fun & Games and consonants are worth $1,300 apiece. After Richard calls two T's...

S _ _ _ _ _

T _ _ _ N _ _ _ N T

...he is incorrect with SQUASH TOURNAMENT- that missolve could be very costly. Holly then calls two R's...

S _ _ _ _ R

T _ _ R N _ _ _ N T

...she solves SOCCER TOURNAMENT for another $5,200 but falls just a little short. But she still leaves with a nice second-place total of $16,150! Shahla's MDW is now no good, but she still takes with her $13,550 and Richard wins by just $222 with $16,372 in cash and trips!

So far, $46,072 in cash and trips has been given away tonight.

DUDS: NONE
LATs: NA
BANKRUPTS: NA
MISSOLVE: Richard

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS:
Shahla: $1,300
Richard: $2,600

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 4: $3,900
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 4: $9,100

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS TONIGHT: $20,000
TOTAL MAINGAME WINNINGS ACCUMULATED TONIGHT: $60,922

Big Money Round: Can Richard Baker end the last week before the hiatus with a big money win or drive away in a Mini Cooper? Let's find out. He spins the E in GAME and the category is Thing. Starting with:

L _ _

_ _ _ S _ E R

He calls P, B, H and I and gets...

L _ _

_ H I S P E R

...he provides the necessary LOW WHISPER for $25,000 and $41,372 in cash and trips total!

Well folks, so far, this has been one of the best seasons of "Wheel of Fortune" we have ever had. During the course of 190 episodes, we didn't have very many big maingame wins, much less Jackpot wins. And we will most likely fail to produce a PERFECT BONUS ROUND WEEK for the second straight season. But there were 71 bonus round wins, up from each of the past two seasons. We also only got SKUNKED twice, the best since Seasons 22 & 23. And during the course of the season, several Sony Pictures Message Board members did very well. We even got to go back to Hawaii and Orlando for four weeks apiece.

There were also three players who were fortunate enough to sweep the maingame after not having it happen in about three years; two of them also won their bonus round. During the season, there was a total of four times when the confetti came down for $100,000 after the bonus round was won (some of which were Sony Pictures Message Board members)!

But this season was made even more special with the introduction of the Million Dollar Wedge, after a now-cancelled Australian version offered it. Unlike the version in the Land Down Under (it was only available in the opening round), the MDW is made available in the first three rounds. If you won one of those rounds with the MDW in your possession and then went on to the endgame without hitting Bankrupt the rest of the way out, you got to play for a possible million dollars with the $100K envelope replaced by the $1M envelope (which had two different designs during the season). There were 13 contestants who got to play for the million. Some were unsuccessful at solving their final puzzle, some solved their bonus puzzle but fell short of landing on the big one, but one was successful in landing on the million and winning it- Michelle Lowenstein. She has set the bar really high when it comes to the show's all-time winnings record with $1,026,080 (which also makes her the biggest female syndicated GS winner ever).

If what I've heard is indeed the case, the next time we'll meet you is on the week of July 13 with World Cafe Week. Then, coming this Fall, Season 27 begins in Vegas! In any event, see you soon!

Jeopardy!: Justin Bernbach's going to try to make it to next week as a seven-time champion, but not if these two can help it:

Robert Kennedy (Sunnyside, NY)- Affordable housing analyst
John Mariz (Bethesda, MD)- Foreign service officer

The first six categories this Friday night:

SCIENCE
BROADWAY DEBUTS

FUN WITH NUMBERS
RHYMING PRODUCT NAMES
ALEXANDER
THE "GREAT"

After Alexander and The "Great" get cleared out, Kennedy decides to go Daily Double Hunting...and on his second try in Science, he finds it under the $800 clue with $2,600. He's currently in second, trailing Mariz for the lead by a grand; Bernbach's not too far behind with $2,200. His wager is $800.

During an epidemic of this disease in 1796, Edward Jenner discovered the power of vaccines & used it to save lives.

"What is smallpox?"...good to go to $3,400! That's where we take our first break. At the end of the round, Bernbach has $4,600, Mariz's at $4,800 and Kennedy's still barely ahead with $5,200.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,000
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,200

DJ! Categories:

AWARDS & HONORS
TRIBUTE ALBUMS
THINK OF ENGLAND
LITERARY TITLES
EATING PLACES
EVERDAY ITALIAN


JUSTIN BEGINS THIS ROUND WITH THE $400 TRIBUTE ALBUMS CLUE:

"Is it Rolling, Bob?" is a Reggae tribute to this non-Reggae singer.

John: "Who is Bob Marley?"- INCORRECT ($4,400)
Robert: "Who is Bob Dylan?"- CORRECT ($5,600); $1,200 TRIBUTE ALBUMS CLUE

The cover of "Working Class Hero", a tribute to him, features a pair of granny sunglasses.

Robert: "Who is John Lennon?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($6,800); $1,600 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY

"Encomium", a tribute to these rockers, features Sheryl Crow doing "D'yer Mak'er".

Justin: "Who is Led Zeppelin?"- CORRECT ($6,200); $800 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY

Aerosmith covers "Love Me Two Times" on an album honoring this group's music.

Justin: "Who are The Doors?"- RIGHT AGAIN FOR THE LEAD ($7,000); FINAL TRIBUTE ALBUMS CLUE

"Lick it Up" is a millennium tribute to this hard-rockin' quartet.

Justin: "Who is KISS?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($9,000); FIRST CLUE IN LITERARY TITLES

Salinger: "Franny and _____"

Justin: "Who is Zooey?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($9,400); $800 LITERARY TITLE

Pirsig: "___ and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"

John: "What is Zen?"- CORRECT ($5,200); $400 EVERYDAY ITALIAN CLUE

After the washing-up of a dinner party, you may need to know "L'Acquiao E' Otturato", "The sink is" this.

FIRST TRIPLE STUMPER OF THE ROUND: Blocked

$800 EVERYDAY ITALIAN CLUE:

"Si, Signor Prazzi, Fa Molto Caldo", informs Mr. Prazzi the weather is very this.

Justin: "What is hot?"- CORRECT ($10,200); $1,200 LITERARY TITLE

Maugham: "The Moon and _____"

Justin: "What is sixpence?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($11,400); $1,600 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY

O'Casey: "______ and the Paycock"

Justin: "What is Juneau?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($13,000); FINAL LITERARY TITLE

Vonnegut: "Welcome to the _____ House"

Justin: "What is monkey?"- RIGHT YET AGAIN ($15,000); $400 AWARDS & HONORS CLUE TOLD BY JIMMY FROM THE NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMENTERY IN FRANCE:

At the Normandy American Cementary, the engraving above the chapel door is a replica of this award for valor; three recepients are buried at the cementery.

John: "What is the Congressional Medal of Honor?"- CORRECT ($5,600); $400 THINK OF ENGLAND CLUE

This river measures about 5 miles wide at its mouth on the North Sea.

John: "What is the Thames?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($6,000); $800 THINK OF ENGLAND CLUE

On the River Trent, this industrial city existed by the 800s, with or without evil sheriffs.

John: "What is Nottingham?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($6,800; now tied for second); $1,200 ENGLAND CLUE

Appropriately, the Royal Shakespeare Co. performs the man's plays in this town; Shottery is one mile west.

Robert: "What is Stratford-upon-Avon?"- CORRECT ($8,000); $1,600 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY

The Turreted Castle at this city in Southeast Britain has been called the "Key to England".

JOHN BLANKS ($5,200)

TRIPLE STUMPER #2: Dover

FINAL THINK OF ENGLAND CLUE:

The rain on Stonehenge stays mainly in this plain in Wiltshire; steak a claim!

Justin: "What is Salisbury?"- CORRECT ($17,000); $800 AWARDS & HONORS CLUE

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYY DOUBLE #1! He puts five large on the line with this:

In 1997 the Nobel Peace Prize was shared by Jody Williams & the ICBL, the International Campaign to ban these.

"What are landmines?"...IS RIGHT to jump to 22 large and improve his Lock Game Territory cushion! The middle clue in that category:

Illustrator David MaCaulay won this mdel for his kids' book "Black and White".

Justin: "What is the Caldecott Medal?"- RIGHT ONCE MORE ($23,200); $1,600 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY

Killed in a car accident in 2007, this journalist won a 1964 Pulitzer for his coverage of Vietnam.

Justin: "Who is (David) Halberstam?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($24,800); FINAL CLUE IN THAT CATEGORY

This American glass house architect won the first Pritzker Prize in 1979.

John: "Who was Phillip Johnson?"- CORRECT ($7,200); $400 EATING PLACES CLUE

The name of this self-serve eating place for students suggests you can get a cup of joe there.

John: "What is a cafe?"- NOT ACCEPTABLE ($6,800)
Robert: "What is a cafeteria?"- CORRECT ($8,400); $1,200 EVERYDAY ITALIAN CLUE

If you enjoy seeing Italian street life, tell the Maitre D' "Mi dia una tavola vicino alla finestra", "Give me a table" here.

John: "What is by the window?"- RIGHT ($8,000); $1,600 ITALIAN CLUE

When getting directions, "Segua questa strada per tre chilometri" tells you to follow the road this far.

Justin: "What is three kilometers?"- YES INDEED ($26,400); $800 EATING PLACES CLUE

Canter's, a famous one of these restaurants, has been serving up chicken soup & knishes in the L.A. area since 1931.

Justin: "What is a delicetessen?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($27,200); MIDDLE EATING PLACES CLUE

This type of eatery specializing in Italian dishes is from the Italian for restaurateur.

John: "What is a bistro?"- WRONG ($6,800)
Justin: "What is a trattoria?"- RIGHT YET AGAIN ($28,400); $1,600, SAME SUBJECT

This French word means a small, European-style restaurant, or a small nightclub similar to a cabaret.

John: "What is a bistro?"- CORRECT THIS TIME ($8,400; tied for second once again); $2,000 EATING PLACES CLUE

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE #2!!! He wagers...eight grand. To stay in the game:

In Germany it's a beer-hall & restaurant usually below street level.

"What is a rathskeller?"...










"What is a rathskeller?"

...HE GOT IT, MEANING HE NOW HAS $16,400 AND STAYS IN THE GAME FOR NOW!

FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND UNDER EVERYDAY ITALIAN:

Ask, "Dov'e il Piu' vicino bancomat?" to find the nearest of these 3-letter machines.

Justin: "What is an ATM?"- YOU BET ($30,400)

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $2,000

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Justin: $30,400
John: $16,400
Robert: $8,400

CORYAT SCORES:

Justin: $26,200
John: $10,400

Robert: $8,400

FJ! CATEGORY: The Academy Awards.

Peter Finch was the first winner of a posthumous Best Actor Oscar; he was first to get 2 posthumous acting nominations.

ROBERT:
Response: "Who is James Dean?"
Wager: $8,001
Final score: $16,401 (he's hoping that John faulters so that he can finish in second)

John Mariz...











...PUT DOWN PETER SELLERS INSTEAD. And his wager was $15,999, meaning he will take home $1,000 with a final score of $401. Justin Bernbach...put down Heath Ledger and risked $2,600, MEANING AT $27,800, HE'S THE FIRST SEVEN-TIME CHAMPION SINCE DAN PAWSON AT THE START OF 2008, AND IS NOW THE BIGGEST REGULAR PLAY WINNER OF THE SEASON WITH $155,001!!!!!

Catch 21: Let's wrap up Week 8 of this season with:

Wendy (Vegas)- Blackjack dealer
Margo (originally from Flint, MI)- Health and beauty researcher; is 6' 2" tall
Tommy (originally from Detroit)- Improv teacher for kids; also a surfer

ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:

Wendy: KING OF HEARTS
Margo: 2 OF HEARTS
Tommy: 8 OF CLUBS

Margo makes an iffy move to start by passing a 10 of Diamonds to Wendy after answering the night's first question. But Tommy then answers the second question to bust Wendy out with a King of Diamonds and no points. Two questions later:

Margo: (2H)(7C) = 9 (200)
Tommy: (8C)(JS) = 18 (200)

5. Which African country lent its name to an animated film about four animals who escaped from the Central Park Zoo?

Tommy: Madagascar- YOU BET (300)

CARD: 10 OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PASSED TO MARGO (19)

6. A pain in the neck, a pain in the foot or a pain in the butt- if your ascott is on too tight, which...?

Tommy: Pain the neck- RIGHT AGAIN (400)

If this next card is a 3 or higher, he's got this round.

CARD: 5 OF CLUBS- WINS ROUND 1 (900)

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

Wendy: 6 OF SPADES
Margo: 7 OF DIAMONDS
Tommy: KING OF SPADES

After two questions, here's what we've got now:

Wendy: (6S)(4D) = 10 (100)
Margo: (7D)(QC) = 17 (200)
Tommy: KING OF SPADES (1,000)

3. In the new season of the old series "The New Adventures of Old Christine", who plays the lead?

Tommy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus- YOU BET (1,100)

CARD: 9 OF HEARTS; BUSTS MARGO

4. The Mohito cocktail is traditionally with lime juice, sugar, mint leaves and what liquor?

Wendy: Gin- INCORRECT

Choices for Tommy:

A: Vodka
B: Rum
C: Tequila

Tommy: Rum- RIGHT AGAIN (1,200)

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

5. Before he became a best-selling author, who worked as a Mississippi River boat person?

Wendy: Mark Twain- CORRECT (200)

CARD: 8 OF HEARTS- WINS ROUND 2 & VACUUM

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Wendy: 5 OF DIAMONDS
Tommy: QUEEN OF SPADES

Here's the board after four questions:

Wendy: (5D)(AS)(JH) = 16
Tommy: (QS)(3C)(4H) = 17

5. If people cannot read your handwriting, is it...?

Tommy: Illegible- RIGHT

If this next card is a 4 or anything higher than a 5, Tommy wins the match. If it's a 5, however, Wendy's the champ.

CARD: JACK OF DIAMONDS- WIN!

TRIPLE BLACKJACK: Three Power Chips at Tommy's disposal tonight.

HAND #1: 6 OF HEARTS
HAND #2: KING OF SPADES
HAND #3: 4 OF HEARTS

1. 4 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (10)

2. QUEEN OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (14; iffy move)

3. JACK OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (two left)

4. KING OF HEARTS; CHANGES THAT ALSO (one left)

5. 2 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (16)

6. 3 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (19)

7. 5 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (15; if he had placed this in Hand #3 on the sixth turn instead of that 3, he would've been on the board by now)

8. KING OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (20; he's getting desperate here)

9. 6 OF CLUBS; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1,000) AND STOPS

Other cards:
10. 6 OF SPADES
11. ACE OF SPADES, WHICH WOULD'VE CLEARED HAND #2 FOR $5,000
12. 7 OF DIAMONDS

Cash Cab: The last episode of this week starts with Jeff & Billy heading to 46th between 8th & 9th.

$50 Round:
1. Meaning "unfair attack", what rhyming term alludes to an illegal punch that lands south of the waistline?
Guess: Low blow- YES INDEED ($50)
2. Paving the way for corruption in 1832, NY Senator William Marcy famously proclaimed "To the victor belongs the" what?
Guess: Spoils- CORRECT ($100)
3. What ironically-named lieutenant of Robin Hood stood over seven feet tall?
Guess: Little John- RIGHT ($150)
4. Placing 96 spots above the U.S., what North Atlantic neighbor of Greenland ranked #1 last year's Global Peace Index?
Guess: Iceland- RIGHT ($200)

$100 Round:
1. A favorite among amateur Einsteins, what monthly magazine has covered what's new and what's next since 1872?
Guess: Scientific Americans- STRIKE ONE (A: Popular Science)
2. In his novel "Ulysses", James Joyce penned the first recorded usage of what British slang term for lavatory?
Guess: Lou- RIGHT ($300)
3. What synonym for ponder alludes to the multi-stage digestion process of cows and sheep?
Guess: Rumination- RIGHT ($400)
4. Ironically, bad credit is an anagram for what wallet-sized convience issued by banks?
Guess: Credit cards- STRIKE TWO (A: Debit cards)

Final question for $200: Named for its South Asian founder, what four-letter speaker brand has graced both space shuttles and the Sistine Chapel?
Mobile Shout-Out: Jeff calls his brother Bobby (!!), who doesn't come up with much of anything.
Guess: BOSE- WIN ($600)

They then attempt the Video Bonus to try and make it $1,200.

VIDEO BONUS: This is Knossos, the storied capital of the Minoan civilization. The alleged home of the maize-dwelling Minotaur, this centuries-old site is a tourist highlight found on what Mediterranean island?

They lock in Crete...that gets them $1,200!

The week's final DOUBLE RIDE game is played by Julien & Eileen, trying to make it 42 blocks to the famous Carnegie Hall. They sweep their $100 questions...but that's all they get right, so they lose the $400 right back (one of their strikes came from an unsuccessful Mobile Shout-Out).

Josh, Dan, Adam & Brett last play a 34-block game. They make it to their destination with...three strikes, costing them $700.

Don't Forget the Lyrics!: Tonight's first game is a celebrity game, and playing it will be Baba Booey of Howard Stern fame. He's playing for LIFEBeat. Standing by to possibly help him out are Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray and Howard Stern co-host Jon Hein. Categories:

AMERICAN FAVORITES
BALLADS
R & B
1960s
CLASSIC ROCK
LEGENDS

GENESIS
POP
ROCK


1. AMERICAN FAVORITES
A: "Rockin' Robin" by Michael Jackson
B: "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood
PICK: "Rockin' Robin"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 3

"'Cause we're really ____ ____ _____"

He's right with "...gonna rock tonight".

2. CLASSIC ROCK
A: "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd
B: "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo" by Rick Derringer
PICK: "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 3

"Lordy mama, ____ __ ____"

Originally, he has "...light my blues", but he quickly changes to, and locks in, "...light my fuse"...correct.

3. ROCK
A: "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain
B: "Hold On Loosely" by 37 Special

PICK: "Mississippi Queen"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 3

"Mississippi Queen, if you know ___ _ ___"

He knows "...what I mean" to be just one step away from the guaranteed money.

4. 1960s
A: "Game of Love" by Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
B: "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe
PICK: "Dizzy"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 6

"And it's you, girl makin' __ ___ ___ _ ___ ___"

His opening guess is "...me dizzy, like a thing that". That doesn't sound too good, so instead of asking the host for help, he stupidly calls for this multiple choice:

A: "...it twirl, I'm feeling so dizzy"
B: "...it spin, you're making me dizzy"

C: "...it spin, I'm getting so dizzy"

He locks in B...and now has $25,000.

He then gets a NY Mets jersey with his name on it...plus "the two best seats in the house" from the now-former Shea Stadium!

5. LEGENDS
A: "Heartlight" by Neil Diamond
B: "Another Saturday Night" by Sam Cooke
PICK: "Another Saturday Night"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 7


"Now how I wish I had someone to..."

He settles on "...talk to, I'm in an awful way"...he now has 50 grand.

6. R & B
A: "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder
B: "In the Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett
PICK: "Sir Duke"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 10

"They can feel..."

He goes for it with "...it all over, they can feel it all over, people"...right for $100,000.

7. POP
A: "Ventura Highway" by America
B: "Neutron Dance" by Pointer Sisters
PICK: "Ventura Highway"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 9

"In the sunshine, where the..."

He comes up with a guess of "...free wind is blowing and the things are going", but he's not totally sold on it. Therefore, he calls on a backup singer, and he picks Mark McGrath. McGrath's guess is "...days are longer, the nights are stronger than moonshine", and Baba Booey changes to that. After some thought, the two decide to lock that in...

"...days are longer, the nights are stronger than moonshine"

...right for $200,000!

8. GENESIS
A: "Misunderstanding"
B: "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
PICK: "Misunderstanding"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 10


"I checked..."

He blanks, so its time to use that two words backup. He fills in the first two missing words, which are "...your number". The best guess he can come up with is "...your number, you were late", so he walks away with $200,000 for LIFEBeat to receive. The right lyric: "...your number twic, don't understand it, so I went home".

Now playing in the other game is Cheryl Jones from Dallas (who calls herself the Susan Lucci of the airwaves because she's been trying so hard to get a flight attendant job). Her categories:

PHIL COLLINS
POP
R & B
LOVE SONGS
COUNTRY

1970s
ROCK
CLASSIC ROCK
INSPIRATIONAL SONGS

1. LOVE SONGS
A: "Saving All My Love For You" by Whitney Houston

B: "Jungle Love" by Steve Miller Band
PICK: "Saving All My Love For You"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 3

"But no other ___ ___ __"

She gets her first $2,500 with "...man's gonna do".

2. POP
A: "Hold the Line" by Toto
B: "Any Way You Want It" by Journey
PICK: "Any Way You Want It"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 4

"Any way you want it, that's the __ __ ___ __"

She has nothing. Her backup singer possibilities are friends Elbert Taylor and Tim Jones. She selects Tim, who doesn't prove to be of very much help. She then uses her two words backup, filling in the middle two words:

"...__ you need __"

Still not 100% sure, she now call for a multiple choice:

A: "...way you need it"
B: "...think you ask for"
C: "...way to shoot for"

She then finally locks in "...way you need it" for $5,000.

3. R & B
A: "Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke
B: "If Ever You're in My Arms Again" by Peabo Bryson
PICK: "If Ever You're in My Arms Again"
MISSING WORDS NEEDED: 4

"This time, I'll ___ __ ___ ____"

She locks in "...show you much better"...NO. Only the first word was wrong, and both her friends knew it- it was "...love you much better". That means she's the first contestant all season long to fly out empty-handed. It just wasn't meant to be for her.

"The Fashion Show" 5/28

Harper's Bazaar Mini Challenge #4: Create a pattern for some raw shoes within 90 minutes. The sole winner got their shoes put up for sale at BravoTV.com.

The winner came from Team Reco...











...and it was Johnny.

ELIMINATION CHALLENGE #4: Each had to create an outfit inspired by a single pair of shoes from Bergdorf Goodman. They all had five minutes to choose a pair of shoes. Those who didn't pick a pair in time had pairs selected for them.

Angel was the only one that ran out of time.

At this point in the competition, it was every contestant for themself.

The guest judge this week was George Malkemus, the president of Manolo Blahnik USA.

FASHION SHOW #4:

Keith: Valentino
Andrew: Manolo Blahnik
Haven: Christian Louboutin
Merlin: Guiseppe Zanotti
Johnny: John Paul Gaultier
Anna: Martin Margiela
James-Paul: Jimmy Choo
Lidia: Yves Saint Laurent
Daniella: Alexander McQueen
Angel: Stella McCartney
Reco: Yves Saint Laurent

The three most popular outfits belonged to Reco, Daniella and Angel...













...and Reco Chapple won!

This week's bottom two were Andrew & Lidia. Last week, Andrew Christian won a fashion show...













Andrew
Lidia

...but this week, he was eliminated.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Make Me a Supermodel" 5/27- SEMI-FINALS

PHOTO SHOOT #12: Capture an engaging shot with fire in the background. Unlike prior photo shoots, each contestant here only got ONE chance to take a photo. The photographer was Clay Patrick McBride (obviously not related to yours truly):

1. Jonathan: Very good!

2. Branden: Excellent!

3. Mountaha: Pretty good.

4. Sandhurst: Another good job.

Everybody did well here, but only could win...














...and it was Sandhurst! For this next Go-See, everybody went.

GO-SEE #12: Bloomingdale's

When they went inside, they met Stephanie Solomon, the VP/fashion director of the place. They did informal modeling there. Afterwards, they all received Bloomingdale's shopping sprees.

CATWALK #12: The final four had to convey smooth elegance.

Helping out Mountaha was judge Catherine Malandrino while the men were all helped out by David Ralph of New York Model Management.

Order:

1. Sandhurst
2. Branden
3. Mountaha (with a brown wig on)
4. Jonathan

The winner this week, and definitely moving on to the finals next week, was...












...Sandhurst Tacama Miggins! The second one to advance was...













...Jonathan Waud! And the last finalist was...














Branden
Mountaha

...Branden Rickman, meaning Mountaha Ayoub finished in fourth place and we will have a male champion on the show this season.

"RW/RR Challenge: The Duel II" 5/27

CHALLENGE #7: In "Upside Downer", each contestant was hung upside down on a 60-foot rope suspended over the edge of a cliff and had to swing themselves back and forth, collecting as many of the 10 hanging carvings as they could within ten minutes. The man and women who collected the most carvings the fastest won immunity and a $1,000 Shell gas card.

MEN:

Derek: 1

MJ: 10 (9:37)

Evan: 10 (5:27)

Brad: 10 (4:53)

Mark: 10 (2:52)

Landon: 10 (2:01)- WIN!

Landon won his third straight challenge and a season-high fifth overall!

WOMEN:

Jenn: 6:43

Aneesa: TIME OVER

Tori: 4:04

Rachel: 2:25

Brittini: TIME OVER- RACHEL WINS!

With that win, she ties herself with Brittini for most female challenge wins at three apiece!

THE PICKING ORDER:

1. Mark
2. Brittini
3. Brad
4. Tori
5. Evan
6. Diem
7. MJ
Final pick: Aneesa

Derek automatically went to his second Duel, while Jenn was immediately sent to her third.

DUEL MATCHUPS:
Men: Derek vs. Evan
Women: Jenn vs. Diem

This was also Evan's third trip to The Duel.

DUEL GAME CHOICES:
Men: Spot On
Women: Push Over


THIS WEEK'S DUEL BONUS PRIZE: Dr. Dre headphones

MALE DUEL #8: Evan's been successful in Spot On once before...











...and he made it two for two on that particular game!

FEMALE DUEL #8: First point went to Diem...













...as well as the second point, so she won on her first Duel trip!

5/28/2009 Results- J! SIX-TIME CHAMPION ALERT

TPIR: Let's begin this episode with Violet Burch, Michael Sanford from Lehigh University, Rebecca Stillman and Laura Bage. Today's opening IUFB is behind the splitting sign and it's water ski equipment (Amber). As of this episode, the ARP envelopes for the IUFBs, Showcases, etc. are brand-new; today's first one is in green.

Laura: $1,200
Rebecca: $1,201
Michael: $1,250

Violet: $1,450

ARP: $1,665

Roses are red, violets are blue, but this Violet will be playing Cover Up for something that hasn't offered since 1992- a Mitsubishi Lancer DE (Std., CVT, AC/Power)(Rachael at Door #3). The opening dud price is $29,521. Board:

First number: 1 or 3?
Second number: 0, 2 or 7?
Third number: 0, 1, 2 or 7?
Fourth number: 3, 4, 6, 8 or 9?
Last number: 0, 2, 3, 5, 7 or 8?

First guess is $17,290...first three numbers are right. Second guess is $17,265...the 5 is right. Her final guess is $17,285...Fingers gets the win she was hoping for here! The first Mitsubishi offered on this show since the early '90s gets won today!

(The reason why I didn't blog yesterday's episode? Another Winless Show. That win breaks a 10-game winless streak.)

Rich immediately then calls on Radha-Krishnam Dorasami and the second IUFB is a selection of Marc Jacobs sunglasses (Lanisha & Rachael; blue envelope).

Radha-Krishnam: $1,500
Laura: $800
Rebecca: $925
Michael: $200


ARP: $542

Michael plays Side By Side for a queen bed (Amber at Door #2). Board:

54
97

You bet he wins this one with $5,497! And he then runs up on the bed to get a kiss from Amber!

Coming on down sixth is Christine Ferris from Colorado and the third IUFB is a palm tree hammock (Amber at Door #2; yellow envelope that doesn't have a checkerboard layout).

Christine: $1,960
Radha-Krishnam: $600
Laura: $601
Rebecca: BUCK

ARP: $1,500

Laura plays Clock Game for a seven-piece dining set (Lanisha) and a pair of patio heaters (Rachael; both behind Door #3). If she wins both of those, she'll also win $1,000 and a Bull BBQ. The price of the dinette was $723. She begins with $1,200, then $600...$700...$1,000...$800...$750...$725...$715...and one ups from there to win it within 15 seconds. The price of the heaters was $518. Her opening bid is $1,100, then she goes with $500...$700...$600...$525...$510...and one ups from there to win everything with 4.5 left! That's a perfect first half!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Laura: 15 + 50 = $.65
Michael: $.85
Violet: 15 + 50 = $.65

Michael goes to the Showcase.

Hoping to be the day's next winner is Aaron Robbins and the fourth IUFB is a ping pong table (Amber & Lanisha; green envelope).

Aaron: $968
Rebecca: $600
Christine: $599 (STUPID BID)
Radha-Krishnam: $925

ARP: $640

Rebecca completes the First Four Sweep and plays Easy As 1-2-3 for a washer/dryer (Rachael), designer shoes (Lanisha) and a home theatre system (Amber).

#1- Home theatre (originally had the shoes here)
#2- Shoes (originally had the home theatre here)
#3- Washer/dryer

Prices:

Home theatre: $3,190
Shoes: $1,645
Washer/dryer: $2,998

Well, she never had it right. That was probably one of the toughest setups in this game's history.

Next up is Joshua Sanford and the next IUFB behind the rising sign is a fireplace (Rachael; yellow envelope).

Joshua: $1,359
Christine: $1,999
Radha-Krishnam: $1,765
Aaron: $2,000

ARP: $1,999, so Christine wins a $500 bonus!

She now plays Pocket Change for a Pontiac G3 (Std., AT, Pref., ALB)(Lanisha at Door #3; the zoom-in shot doesn't get used today). First number is 1.

REMAINING NUMBERS IN PLAY: 0, 3, 5, 6 & 9

SECOND NUMBER:
1. 6- YOU BET ($ 1 6 , _ _ _)

THIRD NUMBER:
1. 9- YES INDEED ($ 1 6, 9 _ _)

FOURTH NUMBER:
1. 3- RIGHT AGAIN ($ 1 6 , 9 3 _)

LAST NUMBER:
1. 0- EXACTA!!!! ($16,930)

THAT'S THE FIRST PERFECT WIN IN THIS GAME IN FOUR YEARS (and just the fourth ever)!!!

(She needed this car badly- her previous car had 200,000 miles on it and broke down recently! Drew mistakenly called the Pontiac a G6 late in the game.)

Video Bonus: Pocket Change Perfection

Today's final player is Sylvia and the final IUFB from the clam is a selection of camcorders (Amber; blue envelope).

Sylvia: $750
Radha-Krishnam: $599
Aaron: $700
Joshua: $751

ARP: $660

Radha-Krishnam plays Pick a Pair for a trip to Venice (Rachael at Door #3) worth $9,072. The groceries are a small bottle of V8 juice, Breyer's strawberry ice cream, NesQuik mix, Sunsweet Ones, beauty wedges and a small box of Animal Crackers. His opening selection is the ice cream, which is $4.49. He then finds the other one with the NesQuik! That's the second 5 out of 6er this week!

My lineup today:

1. Cover Up
2. Easy As 1-2-3
3. Pick a Pair
4. Side By Side
5. Clock Game
6. Pocket Change

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Rebecca: 60 + 70 = OOPS
Radha-Krishnam: Dime + 85 = $.95
Christine: 90 + $1 = OVER

Radha-Krishnam gets the Top Winner spot in today's Showcase.

Today's first Showcase has outdoor furniture (Amber at Door #2), an outdoor kitchen island (Rachael at Door #1) and a trip to the Amazon (Lanisha at the audience screen).

RADHA-KRISHNAM PASSES TO MICHAEL; MICHAEL BIDS $21,000 ON OUTDOORS SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR OUTDOORS SHOWCASE: $32,733

Radha-Krishnam's Showcase is about home improvements. First, take out that old TV and VCR and replace it with a 46" Samsung LCD HDTV (which plays a clip of George Diaz's $25,000 Showcase Showdown #1 win!) and a TiVo HD (Rachael at Door #3). Second, replace your Apple MacIntosh computer with a new Apple iMac computer system (Lanisha). Finally, replace an aging car (like Christine just did earlier) with this new Scion xB (Std., Mats, Stereo, WCovers, Springs)(Amber at Door #3).

RADHA-KRISHNAM BIDS $24,000 ON CAR SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR CAR SHOWCASE: $21,150

MICHAEL'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $21,000
ARP: $21,752
DIFFERENCE: $752!

Is Radha-Krishnam the season's ninth Double Showcase Winner?...














...no, because the ARP of his car showcase was $24,305, but he's still today's champion with $34,037 in prizes! Michael leaves with $6,039 in bed and sunglasses.

Newlywed Game: Here are today's couples on the next-to-last episode of the season:

Ed & Gina
John & Karla (married three months)
Clint & Denise (married four months)

Brad's Intro: "...who said she finally met her match with her husband"

ROUND 1:

1. If your husband were a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor, which of the following would he be- Chubby Hubby, Karmel Sutra, Half-Baked or Cinnamon Buns?
2. In which state other than the one you currently live in have the two of you made the most whoopie?
3. What one specific item of clothing does your husband wear frequently that you hate?

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Gina:
1. Chubby Hubby
2. Florida
3. Camouflage sweats

Karla:
1. Karmel Sutra
2. California (L.A.)
3. Basketball shorts

Denise:
1. Half-Baked
2. Florida
3. Tanktop T-shirts

TRIP AT STAKE: Hollywood, FL (The Westin Diplomat)

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Ed:
1. Karmel Sutra- NO MATCH
2. Florida- MATCH (5)
3. Camouflage sweatpants- MATCH (10)

John:
1. Cinnamon Buns- NO MATCH
2. North Carolina- NO MATCH
3. Striped shirt- NO MATCH

Clint:
1. Half-Baked- MATCH (5)
2. Florida- MATCH (10)
3. Leather coat- NO MATCH

ROUND 2:

1. Complete the following: "When my wife is stressed out, I can make her forget her troubles by" what- giving her a foot massage, doing something outrageous to make her laugh or getting her in bed?
2. Complete the following: "The last time I went to bed angry was because my wife and I were fighting about ______."

eHarmony.com Dimension (Sociability): How would your wife complete this- "The only person my husband likes hanging out with more than me is ______."

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Ed:
1. Outrageous to make her laugh
2. Pretending I was sleeping while she asked me to get her cell phone
BONUS: Little baby girl Anna

John:
1. Getting her in bed
2. Hanging out with the boys too late
BONUS: My boy Delvon

Clint:
1. Getting her in bed
2. Missing cousin's 40th birthday party
BONUS: Brother Rich

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Gina:
1. Outrageous to make her laugh- MATCH (20)
2. Tried to be spontaneous- NO MATCH

Karla:
1. Outrageous to make her laugh- NO MATCH
2. Cleaning the house- STILL NO MATCH

Denise:
1. Outrageous to make her laugh- NO MATCH
2. Worrying- NO MATCH

20 POINT BONUS QUESTION RESPONSES:

Karla: Delvon- FINALLY! (20)
Denise: His brother Rich- MATCH (30)
Gina: Anna (Banana)- WIN (40)

No skunking of John & Karla today, but Ed & Gina win today's game.

Consolation Prizes: Arthur Murray dance lessons and Cuisinart food processor

The 1969 couple Brian & Donna gets another go-round at the bonus game today.

TODAY'S BONUS PRIZE: Sony digital camera package

GOLDYWED ROUND QUESTIONS:

1. Which of you is more likely to faint at the sight of blood?
2. For what function did you last wear a tuxedo?
3. Which of you is more romantic on Valentine's Day?
4. Would your wife more likely volunteer her time or give cash to the cause?
5. The longest car ride you and your wife ever took was a trip to go where?

BRIAN:
1. Myself
2. Dinner at the Nixon Library
3. Myself
4. Volunteer
5. NA

DONNA:
1. Brian- MATCH (1)
2. NECA Awards Dinner- ACCEPTABLE (3)
3. Brian- MATCH (6)
4. Volunteer- MATCH (10)
5. NA

ED:
1. Myself
2. Our wedding
3. Myself
4. Volunteer
5. Baltimore

GINA:
1. Ed- MATCH (1)
2. Jay's wedding- NOT ACCEPTABLE
3. Ed- MATCH (4)
4. Volunteer- MATCH (8)
5. Niagara Falls- LOSE

Brian & Donna win, 10-8.

WOF: We're on the Star Treatment set tonight, and the first Toss-Up category is Phrase:

O N _ _ _ N

_ M E _ _ _ _

Christian solves Don King's favorite quote ONLY IN AMERICA for $1,000.

$5,000-WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: AS00251

Let's meet tonight's contestants:

Christian Correja (Newport Beach, CA)- Restaurant server
Andrea Morrow (Delta, BC)- Works in promotions/marketing for some large companies
Mary Richardson (Little Rock, AR)

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Around the House:

_ H _ R _ _ A L

G _ I L _

Mary solves CHARCOAL GRILL for $2,000.

Round 1 category is Fictional Characters and out on the wheel now is a check for $5,000, sponsored by the movie "Paul Blart: Mall Cop", now available on DVD & Blu-Ray Disc. After buying five I's, Mary hits Lose a Turn. Christian then calls four C's for $3,600, a $400 K, then a J for the $5,000. Next comes a $600 M and a purchase of two O's, then we have...

_ I N O C C _ I O A N _

J I M I N _ C R I C K E T

...he solves PINOCCHIO AND JIMINY CRICKET for another $9,350 and $10,350 total.

DUDS: NONE
LAT: Mary
BANKRUPTS: NONE

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS:
Andrea: NONE
Mary: $2,250

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 1: $2,250
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 1: $11,600

Pure Silk Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Fun & Games. Christian immediately duds out with the R. Andrea then calls two T's for $800 and two R's for another $7,000, then buys an E and five A's. Next comes five N's for a gift tag from The Berry Factory but then comes Lose a Turn. Mary then puts up a pair of L's for $900 before picking up the Wild Card with a P call. But she later loses $2,050 and the Wild Card to a Bankrupt. Christian then makes two G's appear for $600 and the Free Spin and we have...

_ I _ I N G A M _ N G

E _ _ T I _ P L A N T S

A N D A N I M A L S

...he is incorrect with LIVING AMONG EXOTIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS, so he uses the Free Spin. He then calls a $900 X and buys a pair of O's to clean out the vowels, but then gets an LAT. Andrea then calls the C for another $500 but then hits Bankrupt to lose $8,800 in cash and berries. Mary then gets her second LAT of the night. Christian then tries again to solve...

_ I _ I N G A M O N G

E X O T I C P L A N T S

A N D A N I M A L S

...but he missolves for the second time this round with RIDING AMONG EXOTIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS. Andrea then lands on her second Bankrupt this round. Mary then calls an H for the Million Dollar Wedge but likely blows it by calling the W. Christian then tries yet again to solve...

H I _ I N G A M O N G

E X O T I C P L A N T S

A N D A N I M A L S

...and he FINALLY gets the job done with HIKING AMONG EXOTIC PLANTS AND ANIMALS for another $1,250 and a trip to Costa Rica from Caravan.com worth seven grand, a new total of $18,600 in cash and trip. WORST ROUND OF THE SEASON.

DUDS: $500 R (Christian), $300 W (Mary)
LATs: 3 (Everybody)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (2 by Andrea, 1 by Mary)
MISSOLVES: 2 (both by Christian)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $12,750

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS THIS ROUND:
Andrea: $8,800
Mary: $2,050

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 2 (excluding Jackpot): $10,850
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 2: $19,100

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: CH10395

Video Bonus: Dismal Jackpot Round

IHOP Mystery Round category is Before & After. Andrea lands on $3,500 but she calls a dud in T. Mary next lands on the Mystery Wedge next to the former MDW and calls an S. She flips...$10,000! But next comes a dud of L. Christian then calls a pair of R's for a grand and buys two E's and an A, but then strikes out with the M. Andrea then hits LAT for the second time tonight. Mary then puts up a $700 D but she buys a dud vowel in O. Christian then calls his second dud of the round with N. Andrea then calls two C's for $800 and buys three U's to clean out the vowels, then she uncovers a $1,000 K and the board now:

R U _ _ E R

D U C K

S A U C E

She solves RUBBER DUCK SAUCE for $1,550.

DUDS: $800 L (Mary), $550 M (Christian), $450 N (Christian), O (Mary), $3,500 T (Andrea)
LATs: Andrea
BANKRUPTS: NONE

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 3:
Mary: $10,450
Christian: $500

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 3: $10,950
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 3: $12,500

$3,000 Toss-Up category is Rhyme Time:

_ _ E K A _ O O

_ _ E _ _ O U

Christian solves PEEKABOO I SEE YOU to jump to $21,600. Speed-Up Round category is Food & Drink and consonants are worth...$1,500 apiece. After Christian calls the C...

C _ N T _ N _ N T _ _

_ R _ _ _ _ _ _ T

...he chomps up this CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST to seal the deal with another three grand and a winning total of $24,600. Mary leaves with $2,000 and Andrea goes home with $1,550.

So far, $28,150 in cash and trip has been handed out tonight.

PERFECT ROUND

UNCLAIMED WINNINGS:
Andrea & Mary: $4,500 apiece

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS IN ROUND 4: $9,000
TOTAL WINNINGS ACCUMULATED IN ROUND 4: $12,000

TOTAL UNCLAIMED WINNINGS TONIGHT:
$45,800
TOTAL MAINGAME WINNINGS ACCUMULATED TONIGHT: $63,950

Big Money Round: Tonight's car is an Audi A4 Convertible. He spins the W and the category is Phrase. Starting with:

_ _ _ R T _ S

_ _ _ _ _ R N E _

He calls D, M, F and A and gets...

_ _ _ R T _ S

A D _ _ _ R N E D

...COURT IS ADJOURNED, and he loses $45,000.

Jeopardy!: Justin Bernbach's trying to become the tenth member of the six-win club tonight when he faces:

Theresa Conlon (Dallas)- Writer/editor (also a former National Spelling Bee participant)
Anna Bingley (Hatfield, PA)- English teacher and a stay-at-home mom

Tonight's first six subjects:

PRESIDENTS & VICE PRESIDENTS
THE DALLAS COWBOYS
CAR BRANDS BY EMBLEM
FOUNDERS
NEWS FROM THE 21st CENTURY
ABBREV.

The champ's going for an instant sweep with The Dallas Cowboys; $1,000 clue there:

This controversial No. 81 has had 1,000-yard receiving seasons his first 3 years in Dallas, 2006-08.

Bingley spoils the sweep bid with "Who is Terrell Owens?" for $1,000. Bernbach soon finds the Daily Double under the $800 Presidents & Vice Presidents clue with $2,800; Bingley's down to $800 while Conlon has $600. His wager is his entire $2,000 lead on this clue:

George H.W. Bush faced off against this opponent in a 1984 vice presidential debate.

"Who is Geraldine Ferraro?"...is right to jump to $4,800! When we break for the first time, he's at $7,600 while both ladies now have $1,200 apiece. The scores after this round...

Justin: $12,400
Anna: $1,800
Theresa: $3,000

...Bernbach's in good shape to get that sixth win so far.

PERFECT ROUND

(For the record, Chevy was the $200 car emblem, while Cadillac was worth $400, Saturn was worth $600, Mercury was worth $800 and the $1,000 emblem was for the soon-to-be defunct Pontiac.)

DJ! Categories:

A WORLD OF OPERA
PLAYING JOURNALIST

WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?
WRITERS' RHYME TIME
WOEFUL WALL STREET

6-LETTER WORDS

There's a nod to "Match Game" on this $2,000 clue in 6-Letter Words:

This tiny type of Yorkshire Terrier is so small (we then get a shot of the producers then saying "How small is it?"!)...it might fit in the object of the same name.

Video Bonus: Match Game Reference on "Jeopardy!"

Bingley's right with "What is a teacup?" to go to $4,600, but she's got a long way to go to catch up to the champ, who now has $17,200. She later finds one of the two DDs under the $1,600 What's Wrong With Me clue with $6,600, while the champ now has $18,400; Conlon's score is now at $4,600. Her wager is $2,000. To add on to her second place cushion a bit, here's the clue:

You have Graves' Disease, which primarily affects this gland; despite its name, the disease is very treatable.

"What is the thyroid?"...she's still solely in second, now with $8,600! Towards the end of the round, though, Bernbach's back in Lock Game Territory while finding the other DD under the $800 Opera clue with $23,200; Bingley has nine large and Conlon's $400 behind her for second. His wager this time is...$400.

This explorer turns up as a character in "A Night at the Chinese Opera".

"Who is Marco Polo?"...24 grand now!

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,000
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,600

Does Mr. Bernbach stay in LGT after this round?...











Justin: $25,200 (lock game!!!)
Anna: $7,000
Theresa: $9,800

...YES!!!!

CORYAT SCORES:

Justin: $24,400
Anna: $6,600
Theresa: $9,800

FJ! CATEGORY: Word Origins.

This word for a distinguishing mark of office or honor comes from the Latin for "badge".

ANNA:
Response: "What is emblem?"
Wager: ALL IN

BUST

THERESA:
Response: NOTHING
Wager: $5,000
Final score: $4,800


JUSTIN:
Response: "What is laurel?"
Wager: $5,000
Wins with: $20,200


Correct: What is insignia?

JUSTIN BERNBACH IS NOW THE TENTH-EVER WINNER OF AT LEAST SIX STRAIGHT GAMES ON THIS SHOW WITH A NEW TOTAL OF $127,201!!!!!

Catch 21: Thursday's players:

Christina Harris (originally from Staples, MN)- Teaches disabled children how to act
Shiron Bell (originally from Chicago)- Sells environmentally-friendly homes (he might be one of the five car winners of the now-cancelled "Temptation")
Miriam Ronick- Attorney

ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:

Christina: 3 OF DIAMONDS
Shiron: 7 OF CLUBS
Miriam: 7 OF DIAMONDS

Shiron answers the opening question to pass a King of Clubs to Christina, then Christina passes a 5 of Hearts back to him after some thought. Looks like she should've frozen at 18, because Shiron then busts her with a 10 of Hearts.

4. Mathematics wasn't all Greek to what Greek considered the father of Geometry?

A: Euclid
B: Plato
C: Aristotle

Miriam: Euclid- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 2 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (9)

5. If your London cabby is driving you in circles, which of these geometrically-named landmarks might you pass?

A: Columbus Circle
B: Trafalgar Square
C: Trans-American Pyramid

Miriam: Trafalgar Square- RIGHT AGAIN (200)

If this next card is a 10 or face card, Shiron will bust and Miriam will win the round.

CARD: KING OF DIAMONDS- WINS ROUND 1 (700)

(Just before the start of Round 2, Miriam and Alfonso do some belly dancing!)

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

Christina: 5 OF CLUBS
Shiron: 9 OF DIAMONDS
Miriam: 10 OF SPADES

Two questions later, here's the board now:

Christina: (5C)(8C) = 13 (200)
Shiron: 9 OF DIAMONDS (300)
Miriam: (10S)(KS) = 20 (700)

3. Tobey or not Tobey- that is the question casting agents may have asked when they cast the lead in what super...?

Shiron: "Spider-Man"- CORRECT (400)

CARD: 4 OF HEARTS; BUSTS MIRIAM

4. "What goes around, comes around" best describes which Buddhist principle?

Christina: Karma- YES INDEED (300)

CARD: 2 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (15)

5. What magazine shares its name with the word that means "the prevailing fashion"?

A: Maxim
B: Vogue
C: ???

Shiron: Vogue- RIGHT (500)

If this next card is anything higher than a 6, he will join Miriam in the Championship Round.

CARD: 3 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (12)

6. Lariat Style, New Style or Choker- which necklace is the shortest?

CHRISTINA TAKES TOO LONG
Shiron: Choker- RIGHT AGAIN (600)

CARD: 8 OF HEARTS; BUSTS CHRISTINA AND WINS ROUND 2 (1,400)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Shiron: JACK OF HEARTS
Miriam: 4 OF CLUBS

1. Which legendary boxer was known to "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"?

Miriam: Muhammad Ali- YOU BET

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

2. What term refers to vegetables cut into long, matchstick-thin strips?

Shiron: Julienne- RIGHT

CARD: 8 OF DIAMONDS- WINS GAME & VACUUM

TRIPLE BLACKJACK: Let's see if some more big success is in the cards for Shiron with three Power Chips in play.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: JACK OF SPADES
HAND #2: 8 OF HEARTS
HAND #3: 10 OF SPADES

1. ACE OF DIAMONDS; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1,000)

2. 7 OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT (two left)

3. 8 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (16)

4. 6 OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT (one left; if he had played that 7 on that opening 8 and played this card after getting rid of the second 8, he would've been at $5,000 by now)

5. 6 OF CLUBS; CHANGES THAT ALSO (no Power Chips left)

6. 4 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (20)

7. 3 OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #3 (13); GOES ON

8. 10 OF HEARTS- LOSS

Cash Cab: Orin & Cannon are the first ones playing today, trying to make it 41 blocks to 49th & Lexington.

$50 Round:
1. Also a slangy synonym for clothing, what foreign-letter term refers to explosives that do not detonate?
Guess: Duds- CORRECT ($50)
2. In 1986 the Smithsonian displayed a Swanson aluminum tray to comemmorate what time-saving innovation?
Guess: TV dinners- RIGHT ($100)
3. Also called a parent temperature, what weather indicator factors in the cooling effect of moving air?
Guess: Wind-chill factor- RIGHT ($150)
4. Punishing patriarchy with a magic lasso, what feminist icon graced the cover of the first stand-alone issue of Ms. Magazine?
Guess: Wonder Woman- RIGHT ($200)

$100 Round:
1. With a name meaning "White Russia", what former Soviet republic is described as Europe's last true dictatorship?
Guess: Ukraine- STRIKE ONE (A: Belreaus)
2. Abbreviated Ba on the Periodic Table, what radioactive element is used to produce green colors in fireworks displays?
Guess: Barium- RIGHT ($300)

RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: Name seven of the ten U.S. states with the lowest population density.
Correct answers given: North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Montana & Idaho
Not given: Alaska, New Mexico, Nevada & Nebraska

3. Sometimes called "plant lights", what pests are the natural-born enemies of both ladybugs and gardeners?
Guess: Maggots- STRIKE TWO (A: Aphids)
4. Inspiring the headline "Gourd, Help Us Now", who succeeded Tony Blair as Great Britain's prime minister in 2007?
Mobile Shout-Out: Orin calls his friend Nick, who said Brown.
Guess: (Gordon) Brown- RIGHT ($400)

Final question for $200: Patented by Charles Goodyear in 1844, what chemical process do we have to thank for rubber tires and hockey pucks?
Guess: Volcanization- WIN ($600)

They decide to stop and take the money.

Then, it's DOUBLE RIDE time for Ben, Lauren & Gloria, as they try to make it 31 blocks to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They immeidately start with a strike when they don't know about the Bill of Rights, but they get the remainder of their $100 questions.

$200 Round:
1. Meaning "ship" in Latin, what's the term for the area of a cathedral in which the congregation sits?
Guess: Sanctuary- STRIKE TWO (A: Mave)
2. One half of a famed record label, what syonym for dope or fly was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 1993?
Guess: Def- CORRECT ($500)
3. Starring weeping weemers and hissing cockroaches, the 2008 Bronx Zoo Exhibit pays tribute to what exotic African island?
Guess: Madagascar- RIGHT ($700)
4. After his 1993 death, the estate of what Columbian kingpin was overrun with the offspring of his four pet hippos?
Mobile Shout-Out: Ben calls his dad Linde, who comes up with Escobar.
Guess: Escobar- YES INDEED ($900)

Final question for $400: Inspiring a classic "Seinfeld" episode, what midwestern state rewards recyclers with a whopping ten cents per can or bottle?
Guess: Michigan- WIN ($1,300)

They're going for the Video Bonus, which could be worth $2,600 for them:

VIDEO BONUS: Designed to cut through the water at a brisk pace, this variety of vessel was once used to transport light luxury goods like silk or tea. Lending its name to an NBA team, what is this swift 19th century sailing ship?

They go with the Clipper, as in the Los Angeles Clippers...THEY'VE GOT $2,600!

That means the day's sole losers are Meredith, Katie, Jodi & Enico, who lose $350 while heading to Magu Clothing, 36 blocks away. Both of their Shout-Outs were unsuccessful.