Monday, January 04, 2010

1/4/2010 Results

LMAD: The first new episode of 2010 is Episode 1069. And our first contestants this year are Dixie & Kenneth from Wisconsin. Curtain #1 has one item behind it, Curtain #2 has two items, and so on. Dixie's wearing a Curtain #1 shirt, while Kenneth's wearing a Curtain #3 shirt. They pick Curtain #2...had they gone with Dixie's curtain, they would've won a Hyundai Accent, while Kenneth's curtain had a trio of trips to the Bahamas, Santa Barbara, CA and Sedona, AZ worth $16,627. They're first offered $400, followed by $500, $700, $900 and $1,000. They stick with the middle curtain...and they get a couple of traps- they should've listened to their shirts.

Taking part in Deal #2 are Sarah (dressed as a pirate girl), Delilah (dressed as a boxer) and Denane (dressed as a sushi girl). Each girl is given $600 to start. Sarah buys this behind Curtain #1, so her money goes to Delilah...and she gets nothing but some blown-out speakers. Delilah keeps her $1,200, not wanting what's inside the blue small box (Jonathan)...a $6,000 pink diamond/sapphire ring. After some think music is played, Denane gives back her $600 for Curtain #2's latest contents...a bunch of old lawn mowers.

Hoping to do better than everybody else so far this morning is Leona from Chicago (dressed as a bag of gumballs). Her deal begins with a yellow 16 GB iPod Nano and $500, a total of $679 in cash and iPod. The clue for Curtain #1 on the iPod is "Sitting On the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding. After a little while, the cash offer is raised to a grand, then $1,300 and finally $1,500, but she's going all the way with the curtain...she's the fourth ZONK victim of the day with a few broken jet skis. She should've listened to her son Willie (dressed as a chef).

Now, let's hope Deborah from Virginia Beach (wearing some reindeer antlers on the top of her head) has a ton of good luck rolling a die for some money, possibly $20,000.

1. 4- $600
2. 6- $800 ($1,400)
3. 2- $700 ($2,100); STOPS

No chance she gives back her money for what's behind Curtain #3...but if she had, she would've driven away in a KIA Sportage LX 4X2 worth $17,690.

Next up are Josef (dressed as a Christmas elf) and Christine from Canada, who are both spotted $700 a pop. Christine buys Josef what's in the red small box for his $700...an 11" Sony OLED TV valued at $2,500. Josef can then spend Christine's cash on what's behind Curtain #2, which he does...the center curtain has a designer handbag with $1,000 gift cards from both Macy's and Sephora, a prize package worth $3,025! Finally, they both give up what they've won so far for what's behind the big box...AND WE HAVE SET A NEW ONE-DAY ZONK VICTIM RECORD AT SIX WITH A ZONK IN A BOX!!! Darn.

This last round will determine if Elizabeth or Deborah will be going for the Big Deal of the Day. Elizabeth's handed a purple 16 GB iPod Nano and $500. The musical clue for Curtain #1 this time is "It's Getting Hot In Here" by Nelly. Elizabeth takes the curtain. Will she be going for the Big Deal...YES, because she's found a spa worth $6,195!

THE BIG DEAL: The Big Deal Elizabeth's trying to win is worth $21,449. We know Door #3 has the Bank Vault. She and Carlito go with Door #2...BUT THE BIG DEAL WAS ALL IN CASH TODAY. That sends them home with a stainless steel refrigerator and a $1,000 grocery card worth $3,899; consider that her birthday presents, because today's her birthday. Had they chosen Door #1, they would've won a bedroom group that included an HDTV worth $8,476. Something tells me Kathy "Fingers" Greco somehow snuck into the Tropicana to manipulate today's episode, even though she's not part of this show's staff.

(Programming notes: From now until next Tuesday, Episodes 1072-1076 will air in order. Also, the January 12th episode will be a repeat.)

TPIR: Before I start the first "Price" recap of the new year, I want to make a few notes- confetti was dropped after the Showcase, and the practice of having the first two Pricing Games being played before the first commercial break has been reinstated. Mike Richards & Co., make up your freakin' minds already!

Anyway, the first four contestants to "Come on Down" this year are Cheryl Brackett, Gisele Brovett, Thomas Yates and Vernell Lucas. The first IUFB of the decade is a Samsung 52" LCD HDTV (Manuela at Door #3).

Cheryl: $1,695
Gisele: $1,999
Thomas: $1,700
Vernell: $1,650

ARP: $1,999, so Gisele, originally from Chicago, wins the decade's first $500 bonus!

She then plays Plinko for up to 100 times that amount! Lanisha's standing in front of the SPs today.

1. Braun electric toothbrush
IS NOT: $87
PICK: 7- $57

2. Portable generator
IS NOT: $80
PICK: 0- $89

3. A pair of pink sandals w/ some really small drawers
ARE NOT: $36
PICK: 3- $46

4. Michael Kors perfume
IS NOT: $70
PICK: 7- $75

Amber then brings the other two Plinko Chips she has earned.

1. DUD (Right)
2. $1,000 (Right)
3. $500 (Right)

With the other $500 from the IUFB, she's won two grand in cash so far.

Our fifth player is Cynthia Brewer with a cane and the second IUFB is a StairMaster (Manuela behind splitting sign).

Cynthia: $1,799
Thomas: $900
Vernell: $1,550
Cheryl: $901

ARP: $2,579

Cynthia from Riverside, CA has made it up on stage at The Bob Barker Studio for the second time in her life! Back in 1978, she played Any Number and won the dreaded piggy bank. If she does better today with THE EXACT SAME PRICING GAME, she'll win either some Corona yard tools instead of some old fishing equipment (Amber) or, instead of a Chevrolet Vega back then, a Ford Focus S (Std., Prot, Radio, Mats)(Lanisha; both prizes behind Door #2).

1. 7- CAR ($ 1 7 , _ _ _)
2. 4- CAR ($ 1 7 , _ 4 _)
3. 2- Yard tools ($ _ 2 _)
4. 5- CAR ($ 1 7 , 5 4 _)
5. 3- Yard tools ($ _ 2 3)
6. 1- Butt Bank ($ _ . 1 _)
7. 0- Butt Bank ($ _ . 1 0)
Final pick: 9- WIN!!! ($17,549)

Quite an improvement from 32 years ago, huh? The yard tools were worth $823 and Pricey Ziffel's cost was six bucks and a dime. She doesn't need any additional help in walking to her new car!

Coming on down sixth is Rebecca Weiser and the third IUFB is a collection of water-based SportsStuff (Amber at Door #3).

Rebecca: $599
Thomas: $650
Vernell: $1,275

Cheryl: $1,276

ARP: $845

Thomas from Nueva, CA plays Double Prices in front of Contestant's Row (Lanisha) for a trip to Austria (Manuela at the audience screen). That trip is either $8,954 or $9,773. His choice is $8,954...incorrect.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Thomas ($845): Dime + 95 = OVER BY A NICKEL
Gisele ($4,131; she did a Wheelie on her first spin): 55 + 35 = $.90
Cynthia ($20,128; footage of her first appearance on the show is shown in a small box on the bottom right corner of our screens while she's spinning the Big Wheel!): 45 + 85 = OVER

Gisele goes to the Showcase.

Next to play is Gerald Wesley and IUFB #4 is a Ligna architect desk (Lanisha at Door #2).

Gerald: $895
Vernell: $360
Cheryl: $920
Rebecca: $555

ARP: $500

Vernell didn't win the second $500 bonus check of the day, but he will play Range Game for the Little Guy Camping World trailer and a BBQ (Manuela). The range is $8,600-$9,200. I think this package's at least nine grand in price, whereas he stops the board at $8,770-$8,920...he's a winner by a $5 bill at $8,915! First time any second half PG has been won since Christmas Eve!

Next to leave her seat is Brenda Fulton from the front row and the next-to-last IUFB is a Panasonic Blu-Ray Disc home theater system that includes a 120 GB iPod (Amber & Lanisha).

Brenda: $1,200
Cheryl: $999
Rebecca: $1,000
Gerald: $500


ARP: $1,249

Brenda, who parked her car at 3 AM at a gas station at Fairfax Ave to camp out before she could check into CBS Television City several hours later, could be replacing her current automobile with a Chevy HHR (Std., AT/Remote, Tire, Prot, Adjuster, Mats)(Manuela) if she wins Stack the Deck (Lanisha). Board:

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1. Blistex lip balm & Hawaiian Punch
PRICE: $2.99
PICK: Lip balm- CORRECT; SELECTS SECOND DIGIT ($ _ 1 , _ _ _)


2. Mt. Olive Kosher Dill Spears & Clorox bleach
PRICE: $3.19
PICK: Bleach- $2.19


3. Soft Scrub Cleaning Pads & Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix
PRICE: $3.39
PICK: Cleaning pads (she initially picked the cake mix at first)- YES INDEED; SELECTS FOURTH DIGIT ($ _ 1 , _ 8 _)


She's wrong with a final car guess of $21,485; it was $21,584. I would've guessed $21,589 myself.

Rich last calls on Marilynn Brower and the final IUFB is a washer/dryer (Manuela at the GPT). Things are not looking good for Cheryl- not only has she been here the whole show, she's bidding immediately after Marilynn in this round.

Marilynn: $2,000
Cheryl: $2,020
Rebecca: $2,399
Gerald: $1,900


ARP: $2,740

THE DECADE'S OPENING FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Cheryl

Rebecca, wearing a tye-dye shirt, plays Step Up for as much as $3,000, as well as some Michael Kors handbags, sevearl home accessories (first two prizes modeled by Lanisha), a Honda off-road bike and a Nintendo Wii package (other two prizes modeled by Amber).

1. Nintendo Wii- $444
2. Accessories- $1,753 ($500); GOES ON
3. Bike- $2,449 ($1,500); STOPS

The Michael Kors handbags were worth...$1,222, so she made a great deal! Thus, the correct order was the Wii, the handbags, the accessories and the bike.

My lineup today:

1. Step Up
2. Range Game
3. Any Number
4. Double Prices
5. Plinko
6. Stack the Deck

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Brenda ($1,249): 35 + 20 = $.55
Rebecca ($8,886): Quarter + 85 = OVER BY A DIME
Vernell ($9,415): 45 + $1 = OVER

Since Brenda won this SCSD, Gisele gets the Top Winner spot in today's Showcase.

The first Showcase this year has skiing equipment (Lanisha at Door #3), a water slide (Amber at Door #2) and a trip to a place where you can do both snow skiing and water sliding- Dubai (Manuela at the audience screen; includes a day of indoor skiing and a water park pass).

GISELE PASSES TO BRENDA; BRENDA BIDS $15,000 ON SKIING/SLIDING SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR SKIING/SLIDING SHOWCASE: $19,189

Gisele's Showcase is about things you won't believe. First, you can actually make top-notch sushi in the comfort of your own home with this sushi-making equipment (a private chef does a demonstration at Door #1). Second, one of the best places to enjoy sushi is, of all locales, San Francisco (Lanisha at Door #1; includes a tour of three sushi restaurants in the area). Finally, believe it or not, this happens to be in this year's automobile rotation as of two weeks ago- a Toyota Tacoma (Std., EVP, Lights, Mats, DSill)(Amber at Door #3)!

GISELE BIDS 23 GRAND ON TRIP/TRUCK SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TRIP/TRUCK SHOWCASE: $22,578

BRENDA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $15,000
ARP: $18,576
DIFFERENCE: $3,576


GISELE'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $23,000
ARP: $22,920
WSD- BRENDA WINS


Tough loss for Gisele. That means Brenda wins $19,825 in prizes and Cynthia ends up as the day's top winner.

Video Bonus: Today's Plinko ending, Any Number, SCSD #1 & Showcases

The Newlywed Game: The first three couples of the decade are:

Cory & Ninoska (married 1 1/3 years)
Rafael & Alyson (married 10 months)
Bobby & Roxanne (married a month)

Randy's Intro: "The dazzling and daring..."

ROUND 1:

1. If love-making were a basketball game, what would be your wife's favorite part- the opening tip-off, a game-winning slam dunk or the post-game commentary?
2. Out of all your wife's relatives, who would you say is the strangest?
3. Which of these is the most cuddly- a teddy bear, a puppy dog or you after a little too much champaigne?

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Cory:
1. Slam dunk
2. Her aunt/husband Julio
3. Champaigne

Rafael:
1. Slam dunk
2. Her brother Chris
3. Champaigne

Bobby:
1. Slam dunk
2. Her aunt Denise
3. Champaigne

SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: Los Cabos, Mexico (Marquis)

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Ninoska:
1. Slam dunk- MATCH (5)
2. Her aunt/husband Julio- MATCH (10)
3. Teddy bear- NO MATCH

Alyson:
1. Slam dunk- MATCH (5)
2. Her brother Christopher- MATCH (10)
3. Champaigne- MATCH (15)

Roxanne:
1. Slam dunk- MATCH (5)
2. Her aunt Denise- MATCH (10)
3. Puppy- NO MATCH

ROUND 2:

1. During which of these activities would your husband be more likely to say "Trust me"- while ordering something unusual for dinner, while driving around in a new city or while making whoopee?
2. It's no secret that men love their toys, so what's your husband's favorite?
eHarmony.com Dimension (Self-Concept): If we asked your husband what he brings most to the relationship, would he say good looks, a charming personality or money?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "My ideal Saturday night would be spent doing _____________, while my husband would prefer to ____________."

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Ninoska:
1. Dinner
2. 42" plasma flatscreen TV
3. Charming personality
BONUS: Making whoopee, watching TV

Alyson:
1. Driving around in a new city
2. Their car
3. Charming personality
BONUS: Going out for dinner, going out to the movies

Roxanne:
1. Making whoopee
2. Computer
3. Good looks
BONUS: Making whoopee (both)

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Cory:
1. Driving around in a new city- NO MATCH
2. Phone- NO MATCH
3. Charming personality- MATCH (20)
BONUS: Making whoopie, watching a movie- TWO MATCHES (50)

Rafael:
1. Driving around in a new city- MATCH (25)
2. Sony Playstation- NO MATCH
3. Good looks- NO MATCH
BONUS: Go out to dinner, watch a movie- TWO MATCHES (55)

Bobby:
1. Making whoopee- MATCH (20)
2. Truck- NO MATCH
3. Good looks- MATCH (30)
BONUS: Making whoopee- WIN! (60)

Today's Consolation Prize: Nextar GPS

WOF: This is America's Game Week #2, and we're starting it off with one last trio of male military contestants. But before we can meet all of them, we have to do this $1,000 Toss-Up first. The category for it is Fictional Character:

_ _ _ _ _ _ B _ R R Y

_ _ _ _

George nails HUCKLEBERRY FINN for a grand. Let's meet everybody now:

George LaTurnum (Naval Weapons Station at Seal Beach, CA)- U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer
Shane Gillen (Camp Pendleton)- U.S. Military Corps Military Police Officer and a former security team member for George W. Bush
Lee Paschett (Travis Air Force Base; originally from Chicago)- U.S. Air Force Airman and X-Ray Technician for two years

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Phrase:

_ _ _ _ / S _ E _ T

H O _ E

Lee solves HOME SWEET HOME for $2,000.

Campbell's Jackpot Round category is Proper Names and out on the wheel now is a trip to Durango, CO worth $5,585. Lee starts off with a $300 N, two R's for the Wild Card, but he then hits Bankrupt to lose both of those things. Secondly, George calls a $600 S but then a dud in T. Third, Shane calls three L's for $2,700, buys two E's, calls a $400 G, two P's for another $1,000 and we have...

R E G _ S / P _ _ L _ _ N

& / _ E L L _ / R _ P _

...but he blows the solve with REGIS PHILBURN & KELLY RIPA. Afterwards, Lee calls a $400 Y but then lands on the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose that much money right back; that's his second Bankrupt of the round. George then buys four I's and an A to clean out the vowels and we now have...

R E G I S / P _ I L _ I N

& / _ E L L Y / R I P A

...but he then gets disqualified for giving an unacceptable pronunciation of the word RIPA (he pronounced it as ree-pa rather than rip-a) in his solve, so he misses out on doubling his money (since only $400's in his bank at that time). Shane then gives his second incorrect response of the round with REGIS PHILMIN & KELLY RIPA. Lee then puts up the H for $500, the B for another $600 and the remaining K for an additional $450. The entire board reads:

R E G I S / P H I L B I N

& / K E L L Y / R I P A

And guess what- Lee makes the same mistake George made a little while ago (in his case, he pronounced the last word as ripe-a)!!! UGH. George then FINALLY gets us out of one of the WORST ROUNDS OF ALL-TIME with REGIS PHILBIN & KELLY RIPA to double up to two grand. All of the missolves in this particular round of play are ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES.

DUD: $900 T (George)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both by Lee)
DQs: 4 (Shane's two blown solves, George & Lee's bad Ripa pronunciations)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $10,850

Video Bonus: WORST. JACKPOT ROUND. EVER!!!!!

Let's hope the next round goes so much better- the category for it is Before & After. George begins with a $300 S, a couple R's to multiply that by seven, and buys three E's before dudding out with the N. Shane secondly calls a $900 D but purchases a dud vowel in O immediately afterwards. Next, Lee lights up a $400 H, a $500 P, but then gets the regular Bankrupt for the second time tonight (also his third Bankrupt overall) to lose $900. George then simply rings in...

_ _ R P H _ ' S

_ _ _

D E _ R E E

...and solves MURPHY'S LAW DEGREE for another $1,850 and $3,850 total.

DUD: $300 N (George)
BANKRUPT: Lee

IHOP Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Phrase. Beginning this round is Shane with triple T's for $2,400 and the purchase of a trio of E's, but then comes a dud in N. Third, Lee calls double R's for $600, but he spins the normal Bankrupt for the third time this evening to lose the six Benjamins back; he now has four Bankrupt hits to his credit. George next lands on the Mystery Wedge in between Free Play and Lose a Turn and calls the L at the end of this puzzle. He opts to take a C-note for it (which turns out to be the right decision, as Bankrupt was back there). After buying trios of I's and A's, he lands on FP and puts up a $500 F, then a $600 S and we have now...

E S T I _ A T E _

T I _ E / _ F

A R R I _ A L

...he makes the ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL for an additional $1,600 and a trip to the Pueblo Bonito Hotels & Resorts in Cabo San Lucas worth $5,324, a new total of $10,774 in cash and trip.

DUD: $900 N (Shane)
BANKRUPT: Lee

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: HH0506376 (Harlan H. from Colorado)

Before we get to the Speed-Up Round, we must deal with the $3,000 Toss-Up, with the subject of Person attached:

_ O _ _

C U _ T _ M _ R

George blanks out.

_ O O _

C U _ T _ M _ R

Lee missolves for the second time this episode with GOOD CUSTOMER.

C O O L

C U S T _ M _ R

Shane finally gets on the board with COOL CUSTOMER for $3,000.

The Speed-Up category is Thing and consonants are worth $1,500 apiece; anybody can still win this ugly match. After Lee lights up two P's in the last word, we have...

_ / R _ _ N D

_ F / _ P P L _ _ _ _

...we give him A ROUND OF APPLAUSE after he solves this puzzle for another $6K and a final second-place score of $8K. Shane leaves with $3K of that and George hangs on for the win with $10,774 in cash & Mexico.

$21,774 in cash & trip was given away in an UGLY maingame.

DUD: T (Shane)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding the WC): $2,200

Big Money Round: Let's see if petty officer George LaTurnum can somehow win up to $100,000 or a Jeep. He spins the single star and the category is Phrase. Starting with:

_ L _ _ E / _ _

_ L _ R _

He calls F, B, P and O and gets...

B L _ _ E / O F

_ L O R _

...on what was an otherwise TERRIBLE night, he helps us go out in a $25,000 BLAZE OF GLORY! That gives him a final total of $35,774 in cash and trip.

Catch 21: Our first three contestants of 2010 are:

Orlando Manera (St. Louis)- Engineer
Kimberly Wells (L.A.)- Publicist
Anthony Allen (Australia’s Gulf Coast)


ROUND 1 BASE CARDS:

Orlando: JACK OF DIAMONDS
Kim: 10 OF SPADES
Anthony: 8 OF CLUBS


TONIGHT’S BONUS PRIZE: $500 Seattle’s Best gift card

1. Hold the phone- an AT&T poll found that 67% of cell phone owners use text messaging to do what?

A: Look for a job
B: Order food
C: Flirt

Kim: Flirt- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 3 OF SPADES; PASSES TO ORLANDO (13)

2. A real blast to visit, Cape Canaveral, FL was named what from 1963-1973?

Kim: Cape Kennedy- YES INDEED (200)

CARD: 8 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO ANTHONY (16)

3. Who got a big, fat paycheck co-producing the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” with his actress/wife Rita Wilson?

Kim: Tom Hanks- RIGHT AGAIN (300)

CARD: KING OF DIAMONDS; BUSTS ORLANDO

4. In the Victorian Era, lookers were treated like hookers since what item was associated primarily with prostitutes?

A: High heels
B: Jewelry
C: Makeup

Anthony: High heels- INCORRECT
Kim: Makeup- RIGHT AGAIN

To win this round, she needs at least a six to pop up next.

CARD: 4 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (14)

5. If Archie Bunker had fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill, he would’ve been an armchaired general in what war?

Kim: Revolutionary War- RIGHT YET AGAIN (500)

CARD: 9 OF HEARTS- WINS ROUND 1 (1,000)

ROUND 2 BASE CARDS:

Orlando: ACE OF DIAMONDS
Kim:
3 OF DIAMONDS
Anthony: 5 OF SPADES

1. If you whip out your Dickens and read about a London pickpocket called “The Artful Dodger”, what classic novel are you reading?

Kim: “Oliver Twist”- RIGHT YET AGAIN (1,100)

CARD: 4 OF SPADES; PASSES TO ORLANDO (5 or 15)

2. You betcha- what comedienne scored a 2009 Emmy win for her spot-on impression of Sarah Palin?

A: Amy Poehler
B: Sarah Silverman
C: Tina Fey

Anthony: Tina Fey- YOU BETCHA (100)

CARD: 8 OF SPADES; PASSES TO ORLANDO (13)

3. What 17th Century Monk was the first to make white wine from black grapes, resulting in the luxury champaigne that bears his name?

Kim: Dom Perignon- RIGHT (1,200)

CARD: ACE OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (4 or 14)

4. In Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running play, the masked “Phantom of the Opera” plays his music of the night beneath what city’s opera house?

A: Milan
B: Paris
C: New York

Kim: Paris- RIGHT AGAIN (1,300; I would’ve goofed on this question with Sydney, which wasn’t even a choice)

CARD: 7 OF CLUBS- WINS ANOTHER ROUND AND THE BONUS PRIZE (1,800)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND BASE CARDS:

Kim: 5 OF DIAMONDS
Anthony: 4 OF DIAMONDS

1. From 2002-2006, Jessica Simpson had a red-hot marriage with what 98 Degrees front man?

Kim: Nick Lachey- OF COURSE

CARD: 9 OF SPADES; PASSES TO ANTHONY (13)

2. In 1897, thousands of miners struck gold when they rushed to what region of The Yukon Territory?

A: Quebec
B: Klondike
C: Anchorage

Kim: Klondike- RIGHT AGAIN

This game will be over if this next card is another nine, 10 or face card.

CARD: KING OF SPADES- WIN!

This Thursday, three former “American Idol” alumni will compete.

BLACKJACK BONANZA: I hope that Kim can become the female equivalent of Lars Thorne on this show after this round is over with all four Power Chips in play.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: 4 OF CLUBS
HAND #2: JACK OF DIAMONDS
HAND #3: QUEEN OF SPADES


1. 2 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (12)

2. 9 OF SPADES; HAND #2 CLEARED ($1,000)

3. KING OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT (three Power Chips left)

4. 2 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (6)

5. KING OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (16)

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

7. 9 OF DIAMONDS; CHANGES THAT ALSO (one Power Chips left; could’ve won $5,000 by now)

8. 2 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #1 (18)

9. 4 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (no Power Chips left)

10. KING OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #3 (20); STOPS WITH $2,500 IN CASH AND GIFT CARD

FINAL CARD: KING OF SPADES


Jeopardy!: Food scientist Neel Varde’s first pair of challengers are:

Charles Soule (Brooklyn, NY)- Attorney
Jennifer Broders (Stockton, IA)- Junior high school Social Studies teacher

BRITISH HISTORY DATEBOOK
TV’S SUPPORTING CASTS (an actor/actress and their role are given on each clue; the show must be identified)
POTPOURRI
THE WHISKEY TRAIL
“ARD” STUFF

RHETT-ORIC (this category is about Rhett Butler’s famous lines from the book and the movie)

At the first break, Broders has the early lead with $3,200; Soule has two grand and Varde’s currently at $1,200. On the next-to-last clue of this round, the Daily Double is found by Broders under the $800 Rhett-toric clue with $6,400; the champion’s now in second with $3,800, a grand ahead of Soule for third. Her wager is two C-notes. To jump into Lock Game Territory, at least for the moment, here’s the clue:

The movie added this adverb to Rhett’s famous final line.

“What is Frankly?”…as in “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”, that is correct for a new total of $8,400! She then gets the final clue to finish the round up with $9,400.

LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $2,200

DJ! Categories:

U.S. CITIES
THE SECOND TIME AROUND (we’re talking about hit songs that topped the music charts twice)
LANGUAGE
ABLE ANIMALS
STAMP COLLECTING

RHETORIC

The first DD of this round is found by Soule, which is attached to the $1,200 Language clue. He's at $5,600, while Varde's now in last place with $4,200 and Broders' still in LGT with $12,200. He wagers three big ones on this clue:

Tok Pisin, spoken on New Guinea, is this type of blended language, and Tok Pisin literally means "talk" this.

"What is pidgeon?"...yes indeed to move up to $8,600 and bump Broders out of LGT! Broders later gets her mitts on the last one of the night at the $1,200 Stamp Collecting clue. She's in a shootout with Soule, as she's leading him $14,600-$11,400; Varde's a distant third with $4,600. This time, she bets $2K on the following:

The U.S. stopped issuing this type of stamp in the 1970s, when most domestic mail was being sent that way anyway.

"What is airmail?"...is right to take her score to $16,600!

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,400
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $8,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $10,800

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Noel: $7,000
Jennifer: $18,600
Charles: $16,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Noel: $7,000
Jennifer: $16,600
Charles: $14,400

Tonight's FJ! betting scenario is of the 4/5 variety.

ASK ALEX (this might be the first time we've had one of these this season): Do the second and third place contestants get to keep their cash? In the Art Fleming version, that was the case, but not anymore; from the beginning of this run until May 16, 2002, the losing contestants got consolation prizes. Nowadays, as you well know by now, the runner-up gets $2K and the third-place contestant receives $1K.

FJ! CATEGORY: Authors' Quotations.

"I had no idea of originating an American flapper...I simply took girls whom I knew very well" & "...used them for my heroines".

Champ Neel Varde responded with "Who was Fitzgerald?"...F. Scott Fitzgerald is right! He wagered a Benjamin, for a final score tonight of $7,100. Soule...is also right and wagered $13,801 (the betting calculator suggested that he bet only $2,199 to definitely lock the champ out), giving him the exact same total Varde won with on the last episode ($30,001)! Concidentially, Broders bet $13,801 also (because that's what she was suggested to do)...and is right as well to become the new champ with $32,401! Varde leaves with $31,001.

Millionaire:

Game 1
Game 2

Episode ratings:

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

5 comments:

Octavarium64 said...

Not everyone wants to go to Dubai in this political climate. Considering how aware the staff must have been of the recession, they can't possibly miss this one...

Bobby said...

The "dream trip" concept included Dubai and the trip providers probably didn't understand the political climate at the time of taping. But remember that this was probably taped before the Dubai World Championship European golf tournament.

Somehow the CBS and RTL people found the film of classic episodes and with the Season 36 "ten year" rule change, has made it fun to remember this is a "new" show to show these classic players.

Octavarium64 said...

And yet shows with New Orleans trips were pulled around the time of Katrina...?

Besides, how can anyone, much less a major TV producer, not know that the Middle East isn't exactly where people want to go right now? What's next...Jerusalem?

Octavarium64 said...

Its purpose is radically different, so a new post is made. What this probably is meant to do is to look like prizes are being given away, but because no one actually wants them, they simply forfeit the prizes. Dismantle just keeps on plugging on with their penny-pinching crusade, failing to understand that listening to fans and welcoming them to their show, instead of banning them from the studio and insulting and interrogating them, will save them even more cash.

This is similar to Deal or No Deal's prizes with taxes applied. If you're going to advertise a "$1,000,000" prize, either be sure we actually get a million or change the top prize to $625,330. Anything else is simply false advertising.

Octavarium64 said...

And now that the Wheel debacle is up, one more thing: your clip can be found in better quality at ID RvTYKVBekc8. I know you usually use WayoshiM's clips for TPiR or WoF...

Now I just have to comment on how incredibly stupid this was. Someone hears Philbrin and Philmin, even both how and how not to pronounce Ripa, and STILL manages to mess things up?

What makes things even sadder is that someone snuck around what should be a citizenship requirement by not knowing who Regis Philbin is. The final straw is that someone let these men into the military. All three of them should be professionally evaluated before being allowed to return to serve this country.

This is unquestionably THE WORST WHEEL ROUND EVER. Joint Zonk nominations are, quite simply, mandatory.