Monday, November 30, 2009

11/30/2009 Results

TPIR: This is Episode 4931K, and the action starts off with Laura Duffin, Max Webb, Jonathan Schwartz and Carmen Thomas. After what happened on the day before Thanksgiving, I don't have very high hopes over today's episode. Rachel has the honors of bringing down the first IUFB of the morning, which is an LG cell phone (with the one-year nationwide calling plan).

Laura: $900
Max: $450
Jonathan: $750
Carmen: BUCK

ARP: $780

When Jonathan comes up on stage, he presents Fingers Greco with a "Why Isn't Fingers One of Barker's Beauties" T-shirt! That could be a kiss of death, because he's now playing Punch a Bunch (Lanisha shows off the big bill). The SPs here are modeled by Gwendolyn.

1. Black & Decker jump-starter
IS NOT: $50
PICK: HIGHER- $70

2. Multi-blade pizza cutter
IS NOT: $165
PICK: LOWER- $190

3. Polka-dot hair dryer
IS NOT: $50
PICK: LOWER- $69

4. Electric pasta maker
IS NOT: $150
PICK: LOWER- $135

After Jonathan punches out the top two corners, #1 and #10, and we hear Drew asking Scott Robinson if the big money has been in some of the corners all the time (and he says no), Jonathan's told that his first punch is worth $250. He then gives it back...and unfortunately, we have to take away the deuce (leaving him with only $50).

Sharon Farrow then replaces him at the orange podium and the second IUFB is designer women's swimwear (Lanisha behind splitting sign).

Sharon: $899
Carmen: $200

Laura: $450
Max: $499

ARP: $1,115

Sharon, a retired grandmother from Ashland, KY, plays Flip Flop for a Costa Caribbean Cruise (Rachel). Board:

7425

She Flops to $7,452...

$ 7 4 5 2

...but she should've done the Flip-Flop instead.

Plugging in that orange spot third is Shawnna McBrew and the third IUFB is that 17-piece set of Chef's Classic Cookware that we previously saw on Ten Chances (Gwen at the clam).

Shawnna: $550
Carmen: $700
Laura: $620
Max: $850

ARP: You guessed it- $670

Because Laura's wearing a Lucky $even tattoo on her back, that's the Pricing Game she will play for a Honda Element (Lanisha). Her second digit guess is 4...

$ 2 2 , _ _ _

...that costs her a pair of bucks. For the third digit, she guesses 6...

$ 2 2 , 3 _ _

...she loses another three dollars for that. Her next pick is 8...

$ 2 2 , 3 8 _

...exactly right! Laura can do this. For her last number selection, she goes back to her third digit guess of 6...

$ 2 2 , 3 8 5

...and she wins the Element and sheds tears of joy (which has now been won three times in a row after never being won last season)! Not only is that the first $20K+ car won in this game this season, LS now has a winning record of 6-5 to date this season!

TODAY'S WIN AT-HOME PRIZE: Pair of Sony Cyber-Shot digital cameras

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Jonathan ($1,035): 35 + 55 = $.90
Sharon ($1,115): 65 + 75 = OVER
Laura ($23,055): $.90

SPIN-OFF:
Jonathan: $.60
Laura: Quarter

Jon's going to the Showcase.

Coming on down to Contestant's Row next is Erica White and the fourth IUFB is an iMac computer system (Gwen & Rachel).

Erica: $1,800
Max: $2,000
Shawnna: $1,550
Carmen: $1,551

ARP: $2,149

Max, originally from Portland, OR, goes to the Shopping Spree at Door #2 in the hopes of winning an Ashley dinette, an XBOX 360 package that includes the JVC 42" LCD HDTV (first two prizes modeled by Lanisha), an Oasis refridgerator/water dispenser and a Scandyna speaker system (last two prizes modeled by Rachel). The target for this playing is $4,300.

1. XBOX 360 package- $2,025 ($2,275 left)
2. Dinette- $1,199 ($1,076 left)
Final choice: Speakers- $1,548 (WIN at $4,772; he does a cartwheel to celerate!)

The refridgerator/water dispenser had a price tag of $599.

Donna Walker then walks on down to give Drew a picture of him skydiving as she enters CR and IUFB #5 is a ClassicFlame electric fireplace (Lanisha at the turntable).

Donna: $1,900
Shawnna: $2,010
Carmen: $1,500
Erica: $1,200

ARP: $1,399

Erica plays Stack the Deck for a Honda Accord LX (Std., Mats)(Gwen; this is the third out of four playings this season to offer a Honda in this game). Board:

1254978

As usual nowadays, she needs to get all three groceries right and choose the last three digits in order to have the best possible chance of winning this game. Rachel is the game's model today.

1. Trident Extra Care Gum & Fleischmann's Yeast
PRICE: $1.50
PICK: Yeast- $2.29

2. Kellogg's Nutri-Grain cereal bars & Glad ForceFlex trash bags
PRICE: $4.85
PICK: Cereal bars- YOU BET; SELECTS LAST DIGIT ($ _ _ , _ _ 7)

3. Four-pack of Starbuck's doubleshot drinks and NeilMed Nasal Drops
PRICE: $7.99
PICK: Nasal drops- $10.99

Her final answer for the Accord is $24,987, which is too much. The ARP was $21,847.

Our last player of the day is Lauren Bellinger and the last IUFB of the day is the Sports Authority.com treadmill (Gwen behind rising sign). Carmen's been here the whole show, but she will bid last in this round.

Lauren: $1,500
Donna: $1,700
Shawnna: $1,250
Carmen: $1,701

ARP: $1,900, so Carmen finally makes it!

She then plays Freeze Frame for a Wesley Allen sleigh bed (Lanisha). The best possible prices on this board are $2,536, $3,649, $4,912, $5,899 and $7,258. Carmen pulls the lever at $3,649...but it was the more obvious ARP of $5,899. Fingers didn't get the win she was hoping for to close out today's PG slate.

My slate today:

1. Lucky $even
2. Punch a Bunch
3. Shopping Spree
4. Freeze Frame
5. Stack the Deck
6. Flip Flop

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Erica ($1,399): 40 + 90 = OVER
Carmen ($1,900): 55 + Dime = $.65
Max ($7,520): Dime + 45 = $.55

Carmen gets the Top Winner spot in today's Showcase.

The first Showcase has outdoor furniture w/ a fire pit (Gwen), the Hi-Lo trailer that Terry Kneiss made more famous almost a year ago (Rachel at Door #1) and a BMW motorcycle (Gwen).

CARMEN PASSES TO JONATHAN; JONATHAN BIDS $19,852 ON OUTDOORS SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY (barely covers the trailer)

MY BID FOR OUTDOORS SHOWCASE: $32,100

Carmen's Showcase has a skydiving trip to San Diego (Rachel at Door #3), a Vegas getaway (Rachel at Door #3; includes accomodations at Red Rock's Presidential Suite and some Air Combat USA lessons) and the green Maxum ski boat (Lanisha at Door #2).

CARMEN BIDS $23,000 ON TRIPS/BOAT SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY #2

MY BID FOR TRIPS/BOAT SHOWCASE: $33,333

JONATHAN'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $19,852

ARP: $33,256
DIFFERENCE: $13,404

CARMEN'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $23,000
ARP: $45,891
DIFFERENCE: $22,891- LOSS; JONATHAN WINS

Jonathan wins $34,291 in cash and prizes.

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?: Let's find out if Jerome Smart (a COO of a construction company) comes even close to being smarter than a 5th Grader. In all of this week's games, the three kids in play are Annalise, Madison & Pablo. The first classmate he wants is Annalise and here are the categories:

1st Grade Music
1st Grade Astronomy
2nd Grade Animal Science
2nd Grade Measurements
3rd Grade Grammar
3rd Grade Earth Science
4th Grade Social Studies
4th Grade Anatomy
5th Grade Literature
5th Grade World History

His first question will be asked from 5th Grade World History. For $5,000, here it is:

What Egyptian queen gave birth to Julius Caesar's son in 47 B.C.?

Since Jerome has no idea, he uses the Peek and takes Annalise's guess of Cleopatra...correct! Her second subject is 4th Grade Anatomy. For another $3,500, here's the question:

Cardiac muscles, controlled by nerve impulses, are classified as which of the following?

A: Involuntary
B: Skeletal
C: Voluntary

He nails involuntary to go to $8,500! Third is the following in 3rd Grade Earth Science for an additional $2,500:

How many planetary magnetic poles does the Earth have?

Everybody (including Jerome) goes with two...and they're all right for a new total of $11,000! His second partner is Madison and his fourth stop on the big board is 2nd Grade Measurements. For another grand:

Which of the following is the longest time span?

A: Two decades
B: 23 years
C: 36 months


Jerome locks in 23 years to move up to 12 grand! Completing the right side of the board, here's the 1st Grade Astronomy question for $500 more:

What planet in our Solar System is the third closest to the Sun?

Remembering the nine planets rule, Jerome's right again with the planet we all live in- Earth! He then begins the board's left half with this 5th Grade Literature query:

Which American author, who was a key part of the Harlem Renaissance, published collections of poems including "The Weary Blues" and "The First Book of Jazz"?

Since he doesn't have much of an idea, he activates the Copy. Pablo had the right answer of Langston Hughes...as did Madison, increasing his bank to $17,500! Pablo's now available for a Save and here's the next question in 4th Grade Social Studies worth an extra $3,500:

Two institutions make up the United States Congress. The Senate is one; what's the other?

I'm not sure why that's a 4th Grade question. Jerome agrees with me (and Pablo) with the House of Representatives for a new haul of $21,000! Here's what's next in 3rd Grade Grammar:

What word is the possessive noun in the following sentence- "Pablo, the new boy in class, is a teacher's worst nightmare"?

Jerome's guess is "teacher's"...yes indeed for a new total of $23,500! The next-to-last question in 2nd Grade Animal Science reads remarkably like this:

T or F: Herons are carnivores.

Jerome locks in False...incorrect. Pablo...said True to keep all the player's money intact!

According to a recent survey, what is America's favorite season of the year?

A: Spring
B: Summer
C: Fall

Answer: Fall; Spring was eliminated first.

To start off this week with a $25,000 sweep, let's see what the topic of 1st Grade Music asks Jerome:

The bagpipe is the national instrument of what country that is part of the United Kingdom?

He's right one more time with Scotland (although his first instinct was Ireland)!

$250,000 QUESTION CATEGORY: U.S. History

Because he didn't get either of the first two 5th Grade questions right on his own (and the fact that he missed the last 2nd Grade question by himself), Mr. Smart decides to Drop Out with his 25 grand.

JEFF'S JOKE OF THE DAY: "If you think the state of Kentucky was founded by Colonel Sanders, you might NOT be smarter than a 5th Grader."

Now, for a female player- Victoria Colon, originally from Puerto Rico (who is a receptionist). Madison's her first buddy before we see the following 10 topics:

1st Grade Social Studies
1st Grade Health
2nd Grade Animal Science
2nd Grade World Geography
3rd Grade U.S. Geography
3rd Grade Math
4th Grade Art
4th Grade Spelling
5th Grade World History
5th Grade U.S. History

The first topic Victoria wants is 5th Grade U.S. History. For her first $5,000:

What document that preceded The Constitution gave Congress the authority to govern the U.S. between 1781 and 1789?

Because she's not sure, Victoria uses her Copy. Madison thought it was the Articles of Confederation...yes! For the doubler, here's her 5th Grade World History question:

What was the name of the grandfather of Ivan the Terrible who broke from the Mongols and declared himself the Czar of Russia?

Victoria uses her Peek this time and trusts Madison again, this time with Ivan the Great...that's worth $10,000! She continues her slow trip down the board with the following from 4th Grade Spelling:

Spell the following word used in the measurement of temperature- "fahrenheit".

Victoria doesn't need Madison's help this time, as she spells the word correctly for a new total of $13,500! Her second teammate is Pablo and the fourth category of her choosing is 3rd Grade Math. For another $2,500, the next question is:

If Annalise were to write one and three millionths as a decimal, how many zeroes would separate the one from the three?

After talking it out, she locks in three...not enough goose eggs. Pablo wrote down five...that's right to make her new total a sweet $16,000! Now out of cheats, her halfway category is 1st Grade Health. This question is worth another five Benjamins:

T or F: The hair on the outside of your head is composed primarily of dead cells.

She's right again with True! Staying at the bottom of the board, the next question from 1st Grade Social Studies is:

President George Washington is featured on the front of what current U.S. coin?

Victoria locks in the quarter with authority for a new bank of $17,000! She then attempts the 4th Grade Art question. For $20,500 or nothing, here it is:

In the 16th Century, what artist painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

She's hoping she remembered correctly by locking in Michaelangelo...and she did to break the $20K mark! To add $2,500, 3rd Grade U.S. Geography asks this:

What is the southernmost state of the 48 continental U.S.?

This looks like it should've been a 5th Grade question instead. Victoria's torn between Florida and Texas. Eventually, she goes with her gut on Florida...that's the state for $23,000! Now, for the 2nd Grade questions. The first one for her comes from World Geography:

T or F: Antarctica has desert areas.

She's pretty sure that's False...BUT IT'S TRUE. Ouch. To finish regulation play with just a grand, here's the Animal Science question:

The Lynx is most closely related to which household pet?

A: Cat
B: Dog
C: Rabbit

She's correct with the cat. Then, she Drops Out after learning that her Bonus Question category would have been Earth Science.

LMAD: These three ladies are here to take part in the week's first deal- Megan, Ashley (dressed as a cowgirl) and Latisha (dressed as a stop sign). Each one is given a check for $500 to start. The first thing offered for that amount of money is Curtain #1, and Megan's the first one to buy it, so she's the only one to win...a trip to the California Coast worth $5,062! Second, Ashley & Latisha add a check for $1,000 to their current winnings, but neither one takes Curtain #2...because it had a brick wall demolished by a wrecking ball. Finally, with a $1,500 check thrown in, both of the remaining ladies now decline the following behind Curtain #3 for their three grand...a Sun Tracker party boat worth $19,885.

In Deal #2, Angela & Jerrod (both dressed as bees) play a dice version of Movin' On Up. On the first row, all the numbers are good. The second row has the 6 as the ZONK number, the third row has that and the five as the ZONK numbers, and so on. They're allowed to make one bad roll during this time. They can stop at any time after making their first bad roll, but if they roll a second dud at any time, all their money is lost. If they roll five good numbers, however, in addition to their accumulated cash, they'll win a Nissan Cube (Curtain #1).

1. 5- $300
2. 2- $500 ($800)
3. 3- $1,200 ($2,000)
4. 5- DUD; STOPS


Had they progressed...they would've rolled a 1 and would've added to their cash total.

Katie (dressed as a flower child) is our next trader. She's then asked to guess how much money's in the silver envelope. If she hits it on the nose or underbids, that guessed amount of money will be hers. If she goes over, she will get ZONKED. Her bid is $3,000. She's then offered Curtain #2 for the chance at all that moolah, but she doesn't...back at the middle curtain was nothing but signs of bad luck. The actual amount in the latest envelope is...$4,500, so the three grand goes in her pocket!

And now, for only the second time ever, it's time for a SURPRISE BIG DEAL! There's something worth $19,150 behind one of the three doors. Carthello (who's wearing a roulette skirt) is hoping that it's behind Door #2...NO, but she does end up with the middle deal, which happens to be $3,336 inside the Bank Vault. Here was everything else:

Door #1: Mini Cooper
Door #3: Countertop kitchen appliances ($1,756)


Next to make a deal are Rebecca (dressed as Mrs. Claus) and Shamus (dressed as a doctor). They're shown four grocery items by Alison on a table in front of the three curtains. They have to guess when each of those groceries were first introduced nationwide to win some cash. After one player guesses the year on each one, the other player will decide whether the actual year took place before or after that year. If they're right, they'll earn some cash; otherwise, the money goes to their opponent.

1. Pop Secret Popcorn ($500)
Rebecca: 1987
Shamus: BEFORE
YEAR: 1985 (Shamus: $500)

2. Crisco Sticks ($500)
Shamus: 1989
Rebecca: AFTER
YEAR: 1991 (Both players now have $500 apiece)

3. Sprite ($700)
Rebecca: 1971
Shamus: AFTER
YEAR: 1961 (Rebecca: $1,200)

Final item: Special K cereal ($700)
Shamus: 1965
Rebecca: BEFORE
YEAR: 1956 (Rebecca: $1,900)


Then, Curtain #3 comes into play with a cost of $500 for it. Both buy what's behind it, meaning Shamus' ALL IN...all we have there this time are 14 broken-down grills, so Shamus gets ZONKED and Rebecca drops to a total of $1,400.

Before we get to the Big Deal of the Day, Ashlyn (wearing black attire) gets the same money-guessing deal Katie got earlier, but with the gold envelope this time out. She locks in $1,500. Then, she can give back the chance at that amount for what's behind the big box. She buys the box...and gets ZONKED too, this time with a big bear trap. The maximum amount of money this woman could've won was $6,250.

THE BIG DEAL: The really Big Deal is an Audi A4 ($33,175; incidentally, that same car was also offered the first episode where a Surprise Big Deal was offered), and Katie will be going for it after saying goodbye to her trip. Like Carthello, she selects Door #2...




















...AND SHE'S WON IT, MAKING HER THE BIGGEST WINNER SO FAR ON THIS INCARNATION OF THE SHOW!!!!!! For the record, here's what was inside the other two doors:

Door #1: Honda scooter ($2,399)
Door #3: Bedroom, including a Samsung 19" LCD HDTV ($6,301)


The Newlywed Game: Six weeks to go in the current season for both this show and "Catch 21". Here are tonight's couples:

Mike & Laura (married half a year)
Irving & Tifani (married two months)
Brian & Rachel (also married a couple months)

Randy's Intro: "The sexy and saucy..."

ROUND 1:

1. Which piece of sports equipment best describes your idea of perfect breasts on a woman- tennis balls, softballs or basketballs?
2. If you ran a restaurant and you had to hire your wife, what job would she be best suited for?
3. Complete the following: "I would never tell my wife this, but if I could, I would smash her ____________ into a million little pieces."

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Mike:
1. Basketballs
2. Hostess
3. Her messy habits

Irving:
1. Softballs
2. Bartender
3. Her cell phone

Brian:
1. Softballs
2. Bartender
3. Her "Twilight" movie

SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: Waikiki (Hilton Hawaiian Village)

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Laura:
1. Softballs- NO MATCH
2. Menu planner/restaurant designer- NO MATCH
3. Nothing- NO MATCH

Tiffani:
1. Basketballs- NO MATCH
2. Operations manager- NO MATCH
3. Crack Berry (a type of cell phone)- MATCH (5)

Rachel:
1. Softballs- MATCH (5)
2. Bartender- MATCH (10)
3. Her phone- NO MATCH

ROUND 2:

1. If you could replace one part of your husband's body with a spare part for Brad Pitt, which part would it be?
2. As the president of whoopie-making, is your husband's approval rating below 50%, between 50-75% or over 75%?
eHarmony.com Dimension (Intellect): Which of you would do better on "Jeopardy!"?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "Other than my lips, my favorite place to be kissed is my ________, and my husband's favorite place to be kissed is his ________."

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Laura:
1. Rear end
2. 75%+
3. Myself
BONUS: Booty, arms

Tiffani:
1. Eyebrows
2. 75%+
3. Irving
BONUS: "Softballs", "G.I. Joe"

Rachel:
1. Abs
2. 75%+
3. Myself
BONUS: Neck, "soldier"

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Mike:
1. Butt- MATCH (10)
2. 75%+- MATCH (20)
3. Laura- MATCH (30)
BONUS: Breasts, "down there"- OUT

Irving:
1. Abs- NO MATCH
2. 75%+- MATCH (15)
3. Myself- MATCH (25)
BONUS: Breasts, "down there"- TWO MATCHES (55)

Brian:
1. Abs- MATCH (20)
2. 75%+- MATCH (30)
3. Rachel- MATCH (40)
BONUS: Neck, "johnson"- WIN! (70; season-high)

If only Brian had really hated the "Twilight" movie series...

Today's Consolation Prize: $250 Omaha Steaks gift certificate

DOND: This will be the last first-run week of episodes for this year. Starting it will be #11 Tillman Robinson. He wants to win enough to pay his way back to flight school and take care of his daughter's education.

ROUND 1:
1. #7 (Bernard)- BUCK
2. #9 (Nadine)- $25,000
3. #5 (Tricia)- $500
4. #12 (Sheila)- $1,000
5. #13 (Susanna)- $7,500

OPENING OFFER: $16,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #18 (Tricia P.)- PENNY
2. #17 (Micah)- $5,000
3. #16 (Alan)- $5
4. #1 (Diana)- $10,000
5. #14 (Heather)- $200

SECOND OFFER: $31,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #3 (Jason)- $50,000
2. #20 (Joe S.)- $50
3. #22 (Jonathan)- $300
4. #10 (Stacy)- $500,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED; he was ONE OFF the big one!)

THIRD OFFER: $24,000- NO DEAL

(Note: If the $500,000 had somehow been won today, Howie said he would've had his facial hair shaved.)

ROUND 4:
1. #4 (Kristi)- $250,000 (STRIKE ONE)
2. #19 (John)- $10

FOURTH OFFER: $21,000- NO DEAL (and he breaks the deal button box!)

ROUND 5:
1. #21 (Angela)- $2,500
2. #15 (Jessie)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO; ABSOLUTELY NO SAFETY NET LEFT)

FIFTH OFFER: $17,500 (originally $18K, but the Banker assesses a $500 penalty on Tillman due to the broken box)- NO DEAL

19th PICK: #6 (Fazlul)- $100

SIXTH OFFER: DOUBLE TO $35,000- DEAL

20th PICK: #2 (Margie)- $100,000! (PERFECT DEAL!)

All his case had was $400; nice way to start the week!

WOF: Remember, it's Pet Lovers Week! For the first Toss-Up category, it's TV Title:

_ _ I M _ L

P _ A N _ T

This is actually the title of a network instead of a TV show, and Todd knows it's ANIMAL PLANET for $1,000. Our first three pet owners are:

Todd Chestillo (Sorita, AZ)- Electrical engineer and the owner of two dogs named Obie (male) and Anya (female) respectively
Jerissa Parkhurst (Atascadero, CA)- Realtor and the owner of several chickens with names like Alfredo, Cajun & Terriyaki
Ashley Jimo (Las Vegas)- Promotional model and the owner of four chihuahuas

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Rhyme Time:

L _ _ S E Y -

_ _ O S _ _

Todd triples up with LOOSEY-GOOSEY.

Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category is Food & Drink and out on the wheel now is a $5,200 trip to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville. For the main puzzle rounds, an animated dog brings out the category graphic (when it's time for a Prize Puzzle, the dog's sitting in a small dog bowl)! Todd opens with two T's for $600 and buys eight E's and three A's, then he calls two N's for another $900 and buys a couple I's. After that, he lights up a trio of H's for an additional $2,700, a couple S's for another five grand and buys an O before putting up three C's for $900 more and calling an L for a $1,000 Hayneedle.com gift certificate (additionally, when a gift tag is picked up this week, $1,000 is donated to an animal-related charity). Following a $2,500 R and the U purchase to clean out the vowels, he lights up the G for the trip, BUT HE THEN HITS THE RIGHT BANKRUPT OF THE MILLION DOLLAR WEDGE TO LOSE $17,550 IN CASH AND PRIZES! OUCH. Jerissa then buzzes in for the mystery trip...

C H E E S E

E N C H I L A _ A

T O _ _ E _ / _ I T H

G R E E N / S A U C E

...and she wins it with CHEESE ENCHILADA TOPPED WITH GREEN SAUCE, which is to the Barcelo Hotel & Resort in the Riviera Maya worth $5,455.

BANKRUPT: Todd
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $11,950

WINNING ID FOR TRIP: HL00026 (Herman L. from New York)

(Notes: At least for this week, the MDW is in between Lose a Turn and the Round 1 prize. Also, for the maingame rounds, when a puzzle is solved, the dog barks!)

Next category is Before & After (and the dog's holding a diploma with the word "Wheel" on it for the non-Prize Puzzle rounds!). The winner of the last round (Jerissa) starts this one with a $3,500 N, three R's to quadruple that and then two E's and three O's. Then, she puts up three T's for $10,500 more and a $3,500 S before buying an I and a pair of I's to finish off the vowels! Afterwards, she calls a $600 B, two C's for an additional $1,600 and a $900 F before we see this...

F E A T _ E R

B O A

C O N S T R I C T O R

...and she solves FEATHER BOA CONSTRICTOR to add a whopping $30,100 to the Mexico trip she just won, making her new total winnings $35,555!!!

PERFECT ROUND

At least for tonight, the Mystery Round is being sponsored by Mid Nite; category is Song Lyrics. First is Ashley with triple T's for $1,800, an A purchase, a quartet of H's to make that total $4,750 and then the buying of twin E's. Next, she buys four I's and now the board:

H _ _ / _ _ _ H

I _ / T H A T

_ _ _ _ I E / I _

T H E / _ I _ _ _ _ ?

She asks that musical question HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW? to get on the board with $4,250.

PERFECT ROUND

$3,000 Toss-Up topic is Things:

P A W

P _ I _ T S

Ashley solves PAW PRINTS to move up to $7,250.

(Note: Every day this week, when the $3,000 Toss-Up is solved, $3,000 will also go to each day's winner of the America's Most Loveable Pets contest, sponsored by People Magazine! Tonight's winner is Sophie from Bixby, OK.)

Next subject is Phrase. Ashley starts this round with five T's for three grand, buys three E's, calls a pair of H's for another C-note and buys a couple A's. Then, she puts up a $300 C before we go to Speed-Up Mode with the following:

_ E T / T H E / C A T

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

The remaining consonants are worth $1,900 apiece. She next chooses the L...

L E T / T H E / C A T

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

...and that's enough to LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG for an extra $5,700 and a final runner-up total of $12,950! Todd leaves with $3,000 in Toss-Up money and thanks to her incredible streak of luck in Round 2, Jerissa's our champion with $35,555 in cash and trip!

So far, $51,505 in cash and vacation has been given away tonight.

PERFECT ROUND

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $17,550

Big Money Round: At least for this week, the cars are BACK in Bonusland! This week, there's an Element waiting to be won here. Jerissa spins the C and the category is Thing. Starting with:

_ _ E _

T _ _

I think it's ____ TAG. She calls P, M, B and O and gets...

_ _ E _

T O _

...she only gets ____ TOY midway in the countdown. Dogs love to nibble on at least one of these- it was CHEW TOY and she doesn't win another $25,000. But she still leaves with $35,555 in cash and Mexico. We then see some footage of some pet owners and hear about Vanna's dogs at the end!

Video Bonus: Up and down "Wheel" action

Jeopardy!: Jody Allen's third pair of opponents are:

Kimberly Jantz (Tulsa, OK)- Attorney
Leigh-Anne Marcellin (Ashburn, VA!)- Part-time English professor

The first six categories this week are:

THE ACE OF HEARTS
I'M SPORTING SOME 7s
QUEENS UP
A FULL HOUSE
I HAVE 5 KINGS

WHAT A "CARD"!

We have a poker-themed board to start off the week. At the first break, Marcellin leads with $3,400, while the other two players have $1,800 apiece. After the break, Allen gets the first two clues in The Ace of Hearts before hitting the Daily Double with the $600 clue there. He bets his entire $2,400 on this clue:

This Shakespearean tragedy, one of his last, is based on Plutarch's "Lives".

"What is Romeo & Juliet?"...he picked the WRONG one- it was "Anthony & Cleopatra". Time runs out before the $600 and $800 Queens Up clues can be revealed, but Marcellin still has a $200 lead over the champion, $3,200-$3,000, while Jantz's a close third with $2,600.

LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $3,000

DJ! Categories:

ARCHITECTURE (the first, third and final clues in this category are Clue Crew clues)

FILM SCHOOL
JORDAN WITH QUEEN RANIA (all clues here are read by said Queen)
IT'S OFFICIAL
DEEPWATER PORTS BY COUNTRY (the country must be identified)
IT BEGINS WITH "X"

Early on, Allen locates one of the DDs under the $1,200 Architecture clue with a $200 lead over Marcellin, $3,800-$3,600; Jantz has an even three grand. His wager this time is a grand on the following clue told by Jimmy McGuire:

In a cruciform church, the central part is called the nave; it ends in a recessed area that is usually vaulted, called this.

"What is the apse?"...correct for a new total of $4,800 and a slightly bigger lead! He ends up finding all three of them, with the last one also coming under a category's middle spot; in this case, it comes from It's Official. Once again, he has just a $200 lead, but this time with eight grand compared to Jantz's $7,800; Marcellin's new score is $4,400. His final DD wager of the evening is three big ones. To keep the lead and go to 11 large, here's the clue this time:

Give me 60 seconds, Lass, and I'll tell you this name of the official juice of NASCAR.

"What is Minute Maid?"...that would be right to jump to $11K! We end up running out of time before we can get to the $1,200 clue in Deepwater Ports By Country.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $8,000
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $9,600

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Jody: $11,000
Leigh-Anne: $6,000
Kimberly: $14,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Jody: $11,800
Leigh-Anne: $6,000
Kimberly: $14,200

We are in a 3/4 FJ! betting situation.

FJ! CATEGORY: Political Nonfiction.

This book begins, "June 17, 1972. Nine O'Clock Saturday Morning".

Leigh-Anne Marcellin's response to that was "What is All the President's Men?"...correct to add everything but a buck, taking her to $11,999! Allen...is also right and bet everything but a dollar as well, so he now has $21,999 (the betting calculator had suggested him to wager only $3,201). Kimberly Jantz...after crossing out the word President's in her original response, also got the right response to win the championship with $22,200 (she bet $199 more than she should have with her $8K wager)! Allen leaves with $43,500.

Catch 21: Monday's players:

Holly ? (West Covina, CA)
Lars Thorne (Washington, D.C.)- Volunteered for President Obama's campaign; formerly worked for the sports industry
Maria Williams (San Antonio)- Independent cosmetic representative

ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:

Holly: 9 OF SPADES
Lars: 5 OF DIAMONDS
Maria: 6 OF HEARTS

TONIGHT'S BONUS PRIZE: $500 Red Tag.com gift certificate

After four questions, we have the following:

Holly: 9 OF SPADES
Lars: (5D)(4S)(KC) = FROZEN AT 19 (200)
Maria: (6H)(4D)(3S) = 13 (200)

5. Since 2004, TV viewers have said "I do" to what reality show that documents monsterous brides-to-be?

A: "Frankenbrides"
B: "Bridezillas"
C: ???

Maria: "Bridezillas"- CORRECT (300)

CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS, WHICH IS PASSED TO HOLLY (19)

6. Perhaps the only place you can see a bus driving over 50 mph in L.A. traffic is in what classic action film that starred Keanu Reeves & Sandra Bullock?

Holly: "Speed"- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 10 OF CLUBS, WHICH BUSTS MARIA

HOLLY'S FINAL CARD THIS ROUND: 3 OF HEARTS- LARS WINS ROUND 1 (700)

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

Holly: 8 OF SPADES
Lars: 7 OF HEARTS

Maria: 8 OF DIAMONDS

Maria correctly answers the first question of this round in the "Jeopardy!" format and keeps the Ace of Diamonds! But Holly busts her out two questions later with the 9 of Clubs and the Queen of Spades; Holly's at 300 points while Maria has 400. One question later, here are the current hands for the other two players:

Holly: 8 OF SPADES (300)
Lars: (7H)(3C) = 10 (800)

5. Robert E. Lee, Douglas MacArthur and Norman Schwarzkopf are all alumni of what institution?

A: Oxford
B: Princeton
C: West Point

Holly: West Point- YES INDEED (TIED for second at 400 apiece)

CARD: JACK OF SPADES; KEEPS IT AND FREEZES AT 18 AFTER SOME HEAVY THOUGHT

LARS:
6. ACE OF HEARTS- WINS ROUND 2 AND BONUS PRIZE (1,300)

SUDDEN DEATH CARD CHOICES:

Maria: First
Holly: First

MARIA:
Taken card: 5 OF SPADES
Untaken card: 7 OF SPADES

HOLLY:
Taken card: ACE OF SPADES- WIN

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Holly: KING OF SPADES
Lars: 4 OF HEARTS

1. I'll give you a green thumbs up if you can name what process by which a plant turns sunlight into energy?

Lars: Osmosis- NO
Holly: Photosynthesis- RIGHT

CARD: 5 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO LARS (9)

2. For 13 years, what amiable "Today" weatherman has told viewers "...what's happening in their neck of the woods"?

Lars: Al Roker- OF COURSE

CARD: 10 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT AND FREEZES AT 19

HOLLY:
3. 6 OF SPADES (16)
4. 8 OF CLUBS- LARS WINS!

BLACKJACK BONANZA: All four Power Chips are in play for Lars this evening.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: KING OF HEARTS
HAND #2: 10 OF CLUBS
HAND #3: 10 OF SPADES

1. 5 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (15)

2. 8 OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT (three Power Chips left)

3. 8 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #2 (18)

4. 3 OF DIAMONDS; HAND #2 CLEARED ($1,000)

5. ACE OF CLUBS; HAND #3 CLEARED ($5,000); GOES ON

6. 6 OF SPADES- WINS $25,000!!!!!!

WE HAVE YET ANOTHER HISTORIC MOMENT ON THIS SHOW AS A RESULT OF THE FIFTH $25,000 WIN OF THE SEASON- JARS THORNE IS THE FIRST PLAYER EVER TO SWEEP THE MAINGAME AND WIN THE ENDGAME!!!!!!! That means he's leaving us with $26,500 in cash and gift certificate!

Video Bonus: "Catch 21" Blackjack Bonanza Win #5!

BrainSurge: It's time for the first two celebrity games on this new Nickelodeon game show! The first six stars to compete are:

Jerry Trainor ("iCarly"; she's double-jointed like I am!)
Ashley Argota ("True Jackson, VP")
Miranda Cosgrove ("iCarly")
Lil' JJ (former star of "Just Jordan")
Nat Wolff ("The Naked Brothers Band")
Victoria Justice (former star of "Zoey 101")

The winner of each celebrity game plays the bonus round for a chance to win a grand prize package for a member of the studio audience.

For 10: Memorize the four-digit code on the chili dog Jeff ate.
CORRECT CODE: 5760

Everybody but Nat (5736) is correct to get on the board.

For 20: From the range of 1-8, which number doesn't appear on the top row of cards?
ANSWER: 5

Even before the answer is revealed, Jerry shouts that he locked in an incorrect response with two; Nat was wrong also with six. Everybody else triples their score.

For 30: What were the last three digits of the invalid phone number Jeff dialed?
ANSWER: 857

Jerry got this one right to quadruple to 40 points, while Miranda got it also to stay perfect with 60. Nat ran out of time, while the other three kids got disqualified for adding a three in front of the correct numbers.

For 40: How many jumps did the winner of a skiing race do- one, two, three or four?
ANSWER: Two

Ashley's the only one right, so she takes the lead with 70; four of the other five stars missed with three while Nat was further away with four.

For 50: Which of the four cans of soda did Jeff shake?
ANSWER: #4

Miranda's the sole correct answerer, giving her the lead back with 110; Lil' JJ was wrong with #1, Nat missed with #2, Ashley & Victoria both missed with #3 and Jerry gave a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE with 1234 (all of them)!

FOR 100: A series of six numbered windows (8, 5, 7, 4, 3 & 1) are broken one at a time by Jeff's opera-singing voice; which numbered window was the third one to break?
ANSWER: 8

Nat FINALLY gets a puzzle right to make it to Level 2 at the last possible moment! Also getting this puzzle right and moving on are Ashley & Jerry; Miranda also makes it despite missing with three. Lil JJ' & Victoria both had no luck with seven, so they're history.

Level 2: The first story of the evening is about a planet taken over by peace-loving dogs.

Round 1:

Ashley: What animals inhabited the planet in the story?
Guess: Dogs- ABSOLUTELY

Jerry: What did the dogs drink refreshments out of?
Guess: Toilet- CORRECT

Miranda: The hero space fighter was disguised as what circular object?
Guess: Luke Dogwalker- ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE #2 (A: Frisbee)

Nat: What was the young hero's first name?
Guess: Luke- ROUND OVER (A: Lick)

KO Round: The matching pairs in this game are behind #1 & #10, #2 & #15, #3 & #14, #4 & #16, #5 & #8, #6 & #12, #7 & #13 and #9 and #11.

Ashley: #4 & #16
Jerry: #9 & #11

Ashley: #3 & #13
Jerry: #7 & #13- WIN!

The big-mouthed Jerry has won it!

THE FINAL LEVEL: Jack K. (Long Beach, CA) is drawn out of the bucket, so Jerry's going to try and win him a Crosley jukebox, an Epiphone electric guitar and a trip to San Diego.

JUKEBOX GRID: #4, #8, #11, #6, #10 & #14

1. INSTANT CLEAR WITH 1:24.65 LEFT

GUITAR GRID: #1, #6, #7, #13, #14, #15, #19 & #23

1. #1, #6, #7, #13, #14, #19
2. #1, #6. #7, #12
3. #1, #6, #7, #13, #14, #15, #19 & #24
4. DISQUALIFIED (he failed to touch the #1 button)
5. CLEAR WITH 25.01 LEFT

SAN DIEGO GRID: #4, #10, #15, #16, #17, #23, #29, #28, #27 & #33

1. #4, #10, #15, #16, #22
FINAL TRY: #4, #10, #14, #16 & #23- LOSS

Since the trip wasn't won, both Jerry & Jack go down the Brain Drain.

Now, for Game 2's stars:

Matt Shively ("True Jackson, VP")
Nathan Kress ("iCarly")
Keke Palmer ("True Jackson, VP")
Jennette McCurdy ("iCarly")
Lily Collins (a host for the network)
Alex Wolff ("The Naked Brothers Band")

For 10: How many nose hairs does the bald male guy pull out?
ANSWER: 10

Alex was one off with 11.

For 20: Which of the four given swimsuits did Jeff NOT wear during the fashion show?
ANSWER: #3

Jeanette, Matt & Nathan are correct; Keke was wrong with #4, Lily missed with #1 and Alex took too long.

For 30: Which of the eight dogs did NOT do a chili fart?
ANSWER: #3

Alex is wrong again with #1; Jeanette, Matt & Nathan now have 60 points apiece, while Keke & Lily both have 40.

We don't have enough time to do a 40-point puzzle in this game; that's only the second time that's happened on this program.

For 50: Jeff cut his sloppy joe sub into how many pieces?
ANSWER: 10

Lily's the only one right, jump-starting her score to 80 and giving her the lead; Alex, Matt & Nathan all fell one short with nine, Keke was two shy with eight and the clock beat Jennette.

FOR 100: Which number was in the middle right square that Jeff launched himself into?
ANSWER: Nine

Alex just pulled a Nat- she goes from zero to a spot in Level 2 after nailing this puzzle! Nathan was also right. Jennette missed with five, Matt said one, Lily said two and Keke is definitely ELIMINATED with unlucky seven. Joining her down the Brain Drain because they were too slow is...Jennette.

Level 2: The four remaining finalists have to memorize the weird reality TV show titles given.

Round 1:

Nathan: Whiff Swap
Alex: Slime Dog Millionaire
Lily: Project Gumway
Matt: The Pimple Life

Round 2:

Nathan: The Grills
Alex: Are You Smarter Than a Preschooler?
Lily: The Bachelor DegreeMatt: The Hairy Mole

Round 3:

Nathan: The Deadliest Catcher
Alex: Project Schlumway
Lily: DQ (repeated "The Pimple Life")

The four shows not given were "Steer Factor", "Love of Rock", "America's Next Top Model Builder" & "The Amazing Braces".

KO Round: This time, the eight matching pairs are found at #1 & #13, #2 & #14, #3 & #9, #4 & #5, #6 & #16, #7 & #10, #8 & #15 and #11 & #12.

Nathan: #5 & #4
Matt: #2 & #14
Nathan: #10 & #11
Matt: #10 & #7- WIN!

THE FINAL LEVEL: Matt's trying to win the following for Madison M. from the state of Louisiana- a Behringer electric guitar, a Diamondback bike and a Carnival Baja Cruise.

GUITAR GRID: #3, #8, #12, #11, #10 & #14

1. INSTANT CLEAR WITH 1:25.51 LEFT

BIKE GRID: #5, #9, #15, #20, #19, #18, #17, #16 & #21

1. INSTANT CLEAR WITH 1:20.4 LEFT!

MEXICAN CRUISE GRID: #5, #12, #17, #16, #15, #14, #19, #20, #26 & #32

1. FIRST-EVER PERFECTO WITH 1:12.13 LEFT!!!!!!!

That means both Matt & Madison get slimed!

Millionaire ("Live With Regis & Kelly Week"):

Game 1
Game 2

Show ratings:

10: "Catch 21"
9: "BrainSurge" & "The Newlywed Game"
8: "Deal or No Deal", "Let's Make a Deal" & "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?", "Millionaire" & "The Price is Right"
6: "Jeopardy!"

This Week in Game Shows: November 30-December 6

We definitely conclude November Sweeps 2009 this week with:

-Can Meghan Rickey & Cheyne Whitney repeat Nick & Starr Spangler's feat in the finals of the 15th edition of "The Amazing Race"? Or will Sam & Dan McMillen or Brian Kleinschmidt & Ericka Dunlap foil their plans?

-Regis Philbin returns to the "Millionaire" set to host for a week with Michael Gelman as the Expert! BTW, this will be the first week of shows we get to see without the Phone a Friend lifeline available (and the Ask the Expert lifeline being available at the start of each game).

-It's the final four round for both "The Biggest Loser" & "Top Chef"!

-Who will be "The Ultimate Fighter" in the heavyweight division?

Also, it's Pet Lovers Week on "Wheel of Fortune", we reach the Top 10 on "So You Think You Can Dance", the first dose of celebrity action for "BrainSurge" occurs and more this week on GSK!

The Week in Review: November 23-29

Players of the Week:
WINNERS: Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson ("Dancing with the Stars IX" champions)
RUNNERS-UP: Mya & Dmitry Chaplin ("Dancing with the Stars IX" runners-up)
3RD PLACE: The three final teams on "The Amazing Race XV" (most notably Meghan Rickey & Cheyne Whitney)

Other Big Winners and Notables:
Roberta Gibston- $74,945 ("The Price is Right")
The Harrises- $57,960 as undefeated champions (including $20,075 cash)("Family Feud")
Ben Davis- $52,802 as two-day champ ("Jeopardy!")
Michael Ambrosio- $50,000 ("WWTBAM")
Jody Allen- $41,500 as current two-day champ ("Jeopardy!")

ZONK ANSWERS OF THE WEEK: Late in her Clock Game playing on Monday's "Price", after she was told to go lower following a bid of $1,100 on some luggage, instead went HIGHER with bids of $1,200 and $1,300, costing her a trip to Santa Barbara, CA and $1,000 in spending money.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

"The Amazing Race" 11/29- SEMI-FINALS, PART DEUX

OPENING CLUE: While at night, teams have to take a ride to the Spanish Synagogue to get their second clue.

FINAL SPEED BUMP OF THE SEASON: Before they can go get their second regulation clue of the week, Brian Kleinschimdt & Ericka Dunlap are forced to enter the M1 Lounge and perform a tricky three-step process in order to prepare a shot of a spirit called Absinthe. Once they've done the process correctly and swallowed it down, they can resume their race.

All teams are given $113 for this leg of the race.

Clue #2: Teams next have to travel four miles to the Stara Kanalizacni Cistinam Ekotechnicke Museum, where they can pick up their third clue.

ROADBLOCK #11: One member from each of the four semi-final teams must keep picking up some ringing telephones until they have found the five that have a voice at the end of the line that gives them a letter in the word FRANZ, as in the author Franz Kafka. Once they've done that, they have to fill out that name on a form before they can retrieve their fourth clue.

Meghan, Dan, Big Easy & Brian are the four contestants working on this task.

Clue #4: Teams now head to the Kyrocentrum, where their next clue awaits them.

Meghan Rickey & Cheyne Whitney have been in the lead all this time so far tonight! Meanwhile, Dan McMillen and Big Easy are both having a great deal of difficulty with the Roadblock.

Clue #5: Each team has to go inside the Kyrocentrum and spend two minutes inside a cryotherapy room while both team members are stripped down to their underwear. Once they've successfully spent their time, they will pick up their next clue.

Clue #6: Teams now have to take a taxi to the Charles Bridge, where they'll get the details about this week's Detour.

DETOUR #9: Legend or Lager?

Legend: Teams have to build a gullam, a figure made of straw and clay, before taking it to a Synagogue for approval by a Rabbi. Once their gullam has been accepted, they will get their final Pit Stop clue.

Lager: Teams must go inside a brewery called Lejacky Sklep and fill up 30 beer mugs before carrying all of them on a tray to a bar called Kozizka, where they'll get their final clue.

Legend: Meghan & Cheyne, Sam & Dan
Lager: Brian & Ericka


Back to the Roadblock, somebody decides to give up on it...

























...and it's Big Easy- that means he and Flight Time HAVE INCURRED A FOUR-HOUR PENALTY, WHICH THEY MUST SERVE IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THEY CAN KEEP GOING.

THE FINAL PIT STOP OF THE SEASON: Strelecky Ostrov, a small island near the Charles Bridge. The first three teams to check in here will race for the $1,000,000 next week.

Do Meghan & Cheyne make it six stage victories, which would tie them with Colin & Christie Woods for second all-time?...


























...YES!!!! To add to their loaded closet of prizes, they've each won a 52" LCD HDTV! The second team to advance to the finals are...















...Sam & Dan! And the last ones to get a chance to race for the million are...




























Brian & Ericka
Flight Time & Big Easy

...sure enough, Brian & Ericka (despite a half-hour penalty for writing down the letters on the Roadblock)! That means that Big Easy's AIR BALL at this week's Roadblock has ended the Harlem Globetrotters' race (they only get as far as the Kyrocentrum before picking up a clue telling them to report to the Pit Stop immediately). At least they still won the trips to Aruba and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

GSN holiday marathon news

Beginning on Christmas Eve, GSN will broadcast marathons of some classic game shows (this will NOT occur on the weekends, though):

Christmas Eve: "Family Feud" (Combs)- 9 AM-6 PM
Christmas Day: "Family Feud" (Dawson)- 9 AM-6 PM
December 28th: "Match Game" (Rayburn)- 9 AM-3 PM
December 29th: "Deal or No Deal" (NBC)- 9 AM-3 PM
December 30th: "Family Feud" (Karn)- 9 AM-3 PM
New Year's Eve: "1 vs. 100"- 9 AM-3 PM
New Year's Day: "Family Feud" (O'Hurley)- 9 AM-3 PM

Source: Buzzerblog

Friday, November 27, 2009

11/27/2009 Results

The Newlywed Game: Friday’s couples are:

Rob & Gigi (married half a year)
Jason & Vanessa (married 1/3 of a year)
DJ & Kim (married six weeks)

Randy’s Intro: “The woman who never grows weary of whoopee talk, the dazzling…”

ROUND 1:
1. When you close your eyes and think about your wife, what’s the first F word that comes to your mind?
2. If you and your wife were the only two people at a hotel pool, would you guys sit on the edge with your feet in the water, have a relaxing swim or go skinny dipping?
Maybelline Beauty Question of the Day: Which Maybelline nail color best describes the end of your first date that you had with your wife- Budding Blossoms, Kissed Petal or Bitten Plum?

HUSBANDS’ RESPONSES:

Rob:
1. Fun
2. Skinny dipping
3. Buddying Blossoms

Jason:
1. Fabulous
2. Relaxing swim
3. Buddying Blossoms

DJ:
1. Feeling
2. Skinny dipping
3. Kissed Petal

SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: Barbados (Almond)

WIVES’ RESPONSES:

Gigi:
1. Feisty- NO MATCH
2. Skinny dipping- MATCH (5)
3. Bitten Plum- NO MATCH

Vanessa:
1. Fiery- NO MATCH
2. Skinny dipping- NO MATCH
3. Kissed Petal- NO MATCH

Kim:
1. Fantastic- NO MATCH
2. Relaxing swim- NO MATCH
3. Bitten Plum- NO MATCH

ROUND 2:

1. If you and your husband worked as professionals in the bedroom, which one of you would command the higher daily rate?
2. Which animal best describes your husband at a dinner party- a lion (King of the Jungle), hyena (Laughing all the time) or vulture (Gathering up all the food)?
3. Complete the following: “If it was up to me, the one thing I would have wanted my husband to give up before we got married was ________________.”
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: “My favorite band of all time is _____________, and my least favorite is _____________.”

WIVES’ RESPONSES:

Gigi:
1. Rob
2. Vulture
3. Chewing tobacco
BONUS: Luis Miguel, Metallica

Vanessa:
1. Myself
2. Hyena
3. Football
BONUS: Mana, his band (Bone Thugs ‘N’ Harmony)

Kim:
1. Myself
2. Vulture
3. Football
BONUS: Beyonce, underground hip-hop

HUSBANDS’ RESPONSES:

Rob:
1. Himself- MATCH (15)
2. Hyena- NO MATCH
3. Chewing tobacco- MATCH (25)
BONUS: Luis Miguel, some type of country music- WIN! (40)

Jason:
1. Vanessa- MATCH (10)
2. Lion- NO MATCH
3. Sports/football- MATCH (20)
BONUS: Mana, Tupac- ONE MATCH (35)

DJ:
1. Kim- MATCH (10)
2. Hyena- NO MATCH
3. Watching sports- MATCH (20)
BONUS: Tamia, Cameron from Dead Set- LOSS

Today’s Consolation Prize: $250 Shoe Buy.com gift certificate

Catch 21: We came one card away from giving away the $25,000 again last night. Let’s see if one of these three contestants can finish the job:

LaKendra Tutts (originally from Macon County, GA)- A military brat who also works as a personal assistant to a famous celebrity (she also does a good impression of Simon Cowell!)
Darren Swannick (Fords, NJ)- Cosmetic chemist
Danielle Devitro (originally from NYC)- Wants to win enough so that she can have her boyfriend move out to L.A.

ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:

LaKendra: KING OF HEARTS
Darren: 5 OF SPADES
Danielle: 6 OF CLUBS

TONIGHT’S BONUS PRIZE: Trip to San Francisco (Radisson Fisherman’s Wharf)

After the first two questions, we have:

LaKendra: (KH)(JC) = 20 (100)
Darren: 5 OF SPADES (100)
Danielle: (6C)(10S) = 16

3. Glenn Close gets on her enemies’ cases as a brilliant but heartless lawyer on what hit FX series?

A: “The Closer”
B: “Saving Grace”
C: “Damages”

Danielle: “The Closer”- NO (that’s on TNT)
Darren: “Damages”- YOU BET (200)

CARD: 8 OF CLUBS; BUSTS LAKENDRA

4. Like daddy, like daughter- Chelsea Clinton earned a Masters Degree in International Relations at what alma matter of her father Bill?

A: Oxford
B: Harvard
C: Yale

Danielle: Harvard- NO
Darren: Oxford- RIGHT AGAIN (300)

If this next card is at least a six, he wins Round 1.

CARD: ACE OF DIAMONDS; KEEPS IT (6 or 16)

5. Here’s a question designed for Slackers- who invented denim jeans in 1873?

A: Coco Chanel
B: Levi Strauss
C: ???

Darren: Levi Strauss- RIGHT AGAIN (400)

CARD: 2 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO DANIELLE (18)

6. Doctors have found that children who are breast-fed tend to have higher what?

A: Blood pressure levels
B: Weight
C: IQs

Danielle: IQs- CORRECT (100); FREEZES AT 18

DARREN:
7. QUEEN OF SPADES (16)
8. 2 OF SPADES (18)
FINAL CARD: 9 OF DIAMONDS- DANIELLE WINS ROUND 1 (600)

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

LaKendra: 4 OF HEARTS
Darren: 3 OF DIAMONDS
Danielle: 7 OF SPADES

Let’s see the new board after four questions:

LaKendra: (4D)(3D)(QC) = 17 (200)
Darren: (3D)(AH) = 4 or 14 (600)
Danielle: (7S)(9S) = 16 (700)

5. The Eagles, The Monkees or The Beatles- which of these bands formed first?

LaKendra: The Monkees- NO
Darren: The Beatles- YES INDEED (TIED for lead with 700 apiece)

CARD: 2 OF HEARTS; KEEPS IT (6 or 16)

6. Jamie Lee Curtis stars in commercials for what product that encourages us to think, talk and care about digestive health?

A: Kaopectate
B: Master Cleanse
C: Activia yogurt

LaKendra: Dannon Activa- NOT ACCEPTABLE
Darren: Activia- RIGHT AGAIN FOR THE LEAD (800)

CARD: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS; ELIMINATES LAKENDRA

7. Because it once had grassy meadows instead of all that neon, what city’s name is Spanish for “the meadows”?

Darren: Las Vegas- RIGHT YET AGAIN (900)

This time, he’s trying to get at least a five to pop up to win a round.

CARD: ACE OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (7 or 17)

8. Vetesserie, Haberdashery or Boulangerie- where would “Alice in Wonderland’s “ character The Mad Hatter most likely lurk?

Danielle: Boulangerie- NO
Darren: Habadashery- RIGHT ONCE AGAIN (1,000); GOES ON

He now needs a four or any card higher than a five to win the second round.

CARD: 9 OF HEARTS- WINS ROUND 2 (1,500)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Darren: 9 OF CLUBS
Danielle: KING OF DIAMONDS

1. If “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, he might have “a hell of a time” getting tickets to whose baseball games?

A: Falcons
B: Braves
C: Titans

Darren: Braves- YOU BET

CARD: 7 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO DANIELLE (17)

2. Which comedian said “Deal” when NBC offered him the position as host of “Deal or No Deal”?

Danielle: TAKES TOO LONG
Darren: Howie Mandel- OF COURSE

If this next card is at least a five, Darren’s earned a hard-fought victory.

CARD: 5 OF HEARTS- WIN!

BLACKJACK BONANZA: The usual three Power Chips are in play here.

OPENING CARDS:

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

1. 10 OF DIAMONDS; HAND #2 CLEARED ($1,000)

2. 6 OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (two Power Chips left)

3. 4 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (12)

4. 4 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #3 ALSO (16)

5. 6 OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT (one Power Chip left)

6. 4 OF HEARTS; CHANGES THAT ALSO (no Power Chips left)

7. 5 OF CLUBS; HAND #3 CLEARED ($5,000)

8. QUEEN OF SPADES (20); STOPS WITH $6,000

FINAL CARD: KING OF HEARTS

Jeopardy!: With a cool 25 grand in tow so far, Jody Allen defends his title for the first time against:

Kelly Garza (originally from Mizzoula, MT)- Training specialist
Grant Quertermous(Charlottesville, VA!)- Assistant curator

Friday’s first six subjects are:

U.S. GEOGRAPHY
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES (not about the game show; so sorry)
COMPUTER ABBREV.
THE ORGAN AFFECTED (a disease is given for each clue)
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
A, B, C, D THEN F (the first correct response starts with an A, the second with a B and so on down the line)

A few clues before the first commercial break, Quertermous finds the evening’s first Daily Double under the $400 U.S. Geography clue with $2,000; Allen leads with $3,200 and Garza has $200. He wagers half his money on this:

In the 1850s, both California & Nevada called it Lake Bigler.

“What is Lake Tahoe?”…is correct to come within $200 of the lead! When that category is cleared out, we reach the first timeout; the Virginian now leads with four grand, leading the champion by Garza’s current score ($1,000). At the end of the round, Allen’s back in the driver’s seat with $7,400; Quertermous has $4,600 (after his incorrect response on the first clue in A, B, C, D Then F proves to be acceptable) and Garza’s jumped up to $2,600.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,000
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $600
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $1,600

DJ! Categories:

RENAISSANCE FAIR LADY (all picture clues)
CYCLE BABBLE
POETRY FILL IN THE BLANK
THEY’RE BIG
ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS
A CHORUS OF “BOO”S

The first of the DDs is found by Allen with the $1,200 clue in All About the Benjamins; he’s at $7,800, leading Quertermous by $1,600 and Garza by $3,600. His wager is two big ones on this clue:

In 1598, this playwright killed an actor in a duel; his punishment was branding and imprisonment.

“Who is Johnson?”…right to come within $200 of 10 grand! The round concludes with Garza receiving the night’s final DD opportunity on the $2,000 Renaissance Fair Lady photo. At this moment, she has $8,200, just $400 ahead of Quertermous for second place; Allen’s almost in Lock Game Territory with $16,200. Her bet is three grand. She must be right on the following or else Allen will retain his championship:

Michaelangelo didn’t mention multiple personalities when he painted this Delphic prophetist.

“Who is Noracum?”…GAME OVER. Correct: Who is Sybil?

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $11,600
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $13,200

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Jody: $16,200 (lock game for the second straight night!)
Grant: $7,800
Kelly: $5,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Jody: $15,400
Grant: $7,200
Kelly: $8,200

FJ! CATEGORY: Planet Earth.

Despite its name, this ocean current outdoes any river; at maximum flow off the Carolinas, its flow is 3,500 times the Mississippi’s.

KELLY:
Response: “What are the doldrums?”
Wager: $5,100
Final score: $100

GRANT:
Response: “What is the Labrador Current”
Wager: $2,200
Final score: $5,600

JODY:
Response: “What is the gulf stream?”
Wager: $300
Retains title with: $16,500

That gives Jody Allen a two-night total of $41,500.

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?: The ever so loveable Sanjaya Malakar from “American Idol” lore is here to wrap up the week with us. He’s playing for VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. The first classmate he calls on is Kevin and here are tonight’s 10 topics:

1st Grade Animal Science
1st Grade Math
2nd Grade Vocabulary
2nd Grade World Geography
3rd Grade Geometry
3rd Grade U.S. History
4th Grade Anatomy
4th Grade Cultural Studies
5th Grade U.S. Geography
5th Grade Social Studies

Opening this episode is a question from 2nd Grade Vocabulary:

Home of the Tasmanian Devil, the island of Tasmania is part of what country?

His guess is Australia (as was Kevin’s)…correct for his first grand! Second is 3rd Grade Geometry. For another $2,500:

How many lines of symmetry does a regular hexagon have?

Sanjaya guesses six…exactly right to go to $3,500! To double that, his third question in 4th Grade Cultural Studies is:

Shown in this photo and completed in 1346, The White Heron Castle is located in what country?

He goes with China after originally thinking of Japan…he should’ve gone with his gut, but Kevin does Save him to double up to $7,000! His next partner is Khamani and his fourth question comes from 3rd Grade U.S. History. For an additional $2,500, here’s his next question:

In what month did the Pilgrims on The Mayflower land in North America?

Sanjaya nails November to move up to $9,500! To break five figures, the question from 2nd Grade Vocabulary reads as follows:

Which of the following prefixes means “far-off”?

A: Anti-
B: Tele-
C: Trans-

The next answer from Sanjaya is tele…that’s $10,500! His next stop is 4th Grade Anatomy. For a new total of $14,000 or nothing:

Which of the following are typically the strongest muscles in the human body?

A: Biceps femoris
B: Gluteus maximus
C: Triceps

This time, Sanjaya will Peek. Khamani’s guess was the gluteus maximus. Sanjaya then locks that same answer in…right again for 14 grand! Taylar’s now in play for a Copy situation as Sanjaya next chooses the first of the 5th Grade categories, U.S. Geography. Now, for $19K or zilch:

What river forms the boundary between the U.S. states of South Carolina and Georgia?

Sanjaya goes out on his own with the Mississippi, while Taylar responded with the Savannah instead…he should’ve used the Copy, so he’s now playing for a possible $60,000. His other 5th Grade query in Social Studies looks like this:

What word, named after a Massachusetts governor of the earth 19th Century, refers to drawing election districts in such a way as to favor a particular political party?

Sanjaya activates his Copy this time. Taylar’s answer was Constantel…everybody’s right except for Taylar- the right answer was Gerrymander.

Final Wrangler Extra Credit Question of the Week:

The first donut machine was invented in what East Coast city?

A: Boston
B: NYC
C: Washington, D.C.

Answer: NYC; our nation’s capital was cut first.

Now down to the 1st Grade subjects, the first one Sanjaya selects is Animal Science.

T or F: Cows are herbivores.

He’s correct with True. For $1,000 and a chance at 10, here’s the Math problem for him:

If Kevin has 17 marbles and Taylar had 11, but Taylar lost her marbles, how many marbles will Kevin have left if he gives her enough to replace the ones she lost?

Sanjaya’s right with six. He then Drops Out with $1,000 after passing on his Bonus Question in World History.

WOF: Either we’re on the Halloween set or on this year's Christmas one. Anyway, the first Toss-Up category this Friday is Occupation:

_ _ _ U _ _

_ H E _ I _ F

Jennifer’s incorrect with COUNTY SHERIFF.

_ _ P U _ Y

_ H E _ I _ F

Atlanta then steals DEPUTY SHERIFF. Let’s now meet this lady and her two opponents:

Atlanta Carrera (Wilmington, NC; her grandfather in the state of Georgia named his family members, including this lady, after cities in that state)- Fire protection company worker
Michael Avant (Silver Spring, MD)- Director for a non-profit organization’s community-based programs
Jennifer Nebert (Cyprus, CA)- L.A. medical school student who just graduated from Harvard

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Landmark:

_ O _ _ T

R _ _ _ _ _ _ E

Jennifer’s right this time with MOUNT RUSHMORE.

Jitterbug Jackpot Round category is Show Biz and out on the wheel now, sponsored by the new movie “Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (which comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc this Tuesday), is a trip to Washington, D.C. worth $6,525. Jennifer starts off the night’s action with three R’s for $1,500, four E’s, but then a dud in T. Atlanta then barely avoids Lose a Turn and calls three N’s for $900 and a $300 W (this time just avoiding a Bankrupt), then she buys an I and four O’s. Afterwards, she hits the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose $900. Michael then calls an L while on Jackpot…

O _ _ _ R / W I N N E R

_ E O R _ E / _ L O O N E _

…and he claims it at $7,400 with OSCAR WINNER GEORGE CLOONEY, for a total of $7,900! That’s just the second Jackpot win of the season!

DUD: $800 T (Jennifer)
BANKRUPT: Atlanta

Prize Puzzle Round category is Event. Atlanta begins this round with a $300 N and a couple E’s, then she calls a couple T’s for another $600 and buys an O. Then, she lights up an $800 R and buys a U before duding out with P. Michael follows that with a pair of L’s for a grand, a $500 Y and then the buying of two A’s at the top. After putting up a $600 D and two S’s for an additional $1,200, we have…

A L L – D A Y

S _ _ _ T S E E _ N _

T O U R

…and he wins another $3,050 and the right to go on an ALL-DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR at the Wailea Beach Villas in Maui from Pleasant Holidays worth $9,435, a new total of $20,385 in cash and Hawaii!

DUD: $500 P (Atlanta)

TONIGHT’S SPIN ID: LC9982103 (Lannie C. from Virginia!)

Gold Bond Ultimate Mystery Round category is Before & After. The winner of the past two rounds, Michael, begins this one with a T for the Wild Card but he then calls a dud in N to miss out on picking up the Washington, D.C. trip. Jenny secondly calls two R’s for $1,100 and buys an E and two O’s before landing on the Mystery Wedge in between Free Play and LAT. She calls a couple S’s and flips…Bankrupt. Over to Atlanta, who lights up a $400 C and buys a trio of A’s; after calling two D’s for $600 extra and the pair of B’s for yet another $600, here’s the board...

C A R D B O A R D

B O _

S E A T S

…and she solves CARDBOARD BOX SEATS for an additional $1,350 and $2,350 total.

BANKRUPT: Jennifer

$3,000 Toss-Up topic is Person:

_ H _ / M _ _ / _ F

_ _ _ / H _ _ R

It looks like Michael might very well be THE MAN OF THE HOUR, but right now, Jenny solves this puzzle to inch up to $5,000. Next is a Thing. First, she calls triple T’s for $900 before buying an E, two A’s and an O. Secondly, she makes two L’s appear to add $900 but she then gets disqualified for repeating the O. Atlanta next calls two N’s for $1,400 and buys the I up top that Jenny tried to call a few moments ago to clean out the vowels, but then the big bell sounds for Speed-Up Mode. The board at this point:

A / L I T T L E –

_ N O _ N / _ A _ T

The remaining letters are all worth $1,300 apiece. She then calls the K…

A / L I T T L E –

K N O _ N / _ A _ T

…and steals A LITTLE-KNOWN FACT for $2,450 more and a final third-place total of $4,800. Jenny goes home $5,000 richer and Mike hangs on for the match with $20,385 in cash and trip!

So far, $30,185 in cash and Hawaii has been given away on this Friday extravaganza.

DQ: Jennifer (O repeat)

TONIGHT’S BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,500

Big Money Round: Mike Avant’s Wild Card will be used here. After spinning the E in AMERICA’S, he learns that his BMR puzzle category is Things. Starting with:

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ L

_ _ T _ E S

His first four picks are B, G, H and A. His Wild Card Choice is M. We get…

_ _ _ _ _ _ A L

_ _ T _ E S

…and he obviously doesn’t carry the OFFICIAL DUTIES of solving this puzzle for $30,000, so he leaves with $20,385 in cash and trip. He needed at least the D, the F’s and the I’s.

To end this episode, we hear from Linda Buford, who was a contestant late in Season 23 (and won $48,010 in cash and prizes, including a trip to the Bahamas and an Audi A4). In a letter to the show, she said that the trip she won was the first one that she ever took, and she was able to buy a house shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit her area!

DOND: Nurses Week wrapped up with #9 Sonia Johnson (who is also a Sci-Fi buff).

ROUND 1:
1. #5 (Katelyn)- $500,000 WIPEOUT (second one this week)
2. #15 (Judy)- $50,000
3. #17 (Gina)- $5
4. #11 (Frank)- $2,500
5. #1 (Andy)- $100,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED ALREADY)

OPENING OFFER: $6,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #13 (Robin)- $250,000 (BIG STRIKE ONE)
2. #14 (Meghan)- $10
3. #19 (Deon)- $50
4. #16 (Kelly)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO)
5. #3 (Bob)- $7,500

SECOND OFFER: $1,200- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #12 (Melissa)- $500
2. #2 (Katie)- $200
3. #18 (Glenn)- $400
4. #22 (Rob)- $100

THIRD OFFER: $4,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #10 (Diana)- $25
2. #20 (Brenda)- OOPS ($25,000)

FOURTH OFFER: $1,500- NO DEAL

Rest of Sonia's dismal game:

ROUND 5:
1. #4 (Patti)- $5,000
2. #6 (Tiesha)- $1,000 (ABSOLUTELY NO SAFETY NET LEFT FOR THE $10,000)

FIFTH OFFER: $1,700- NO DEAL

19th PICK: #8 (Stacey)- $10,000

SIXTH OFFER: $90- NO DEAL

20th PICK: #7 (Casey)- $300

After turning down the LOWEST FINAL OFFER IN U.S. "DEAL OR NO DEAL" HISTORY OF A GIGANTIC 52 CENTS...instead of leaving as the second penny winner on the syndicated version of this show, Sonia left with the buck. She just had no luck this day.

Millionaire (Upper-Tier Shutout Alert):

Conclusion of Michael Ambrosio's game
Game 2
Game 3

Episode ratings:

8: "Catch 21", "Jeopardy!" & "Millionaire"
7: "Wheel of Fortune"
6: "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?", "The Newlywed Game"
2: "Deal or No Deal"