LMAD: Tuesday’s first three contestants are Andrew (dressed as a gorilla), Jennifer (dressed as a witch) and Lachandra. They’re each given a $500 check from a bronze envelope. In each round, only the person who buys an item first will get it. First, Jennifer buys Curtain #1…but she is ELIMINATED with a Jonathan Mangum dinner party. Secondly, after the other two traders get a second $500 check from a silver envelope, Andrew & Lachandra both pass up what’s behind Curtain #2…a home entertainment center that included a Samsung 55” LED HDTV and the Vudu box worth $3,878. After Wayne Brady pulls out a golden envelope, their bankrolls are doubled again and they both decline this behind Curtain #3…the Hyundai Elantra ($14,865).
In the second deal, Dustin & Tara (both dressed as pirates) get this choice:
Blue small box (Jonathan): TWO ITEMS
Curtain #1: ONE ITEM
Curtain #3: THREE ITEMS
They go with Curtain #1. In the box was a Nikon digital camera and an HD camcorder worth $2,839. Curtain #3 had…three stainless-steel kitchen appliances worth $5,196. After they pass up $500, $700 and $1,000, they have kept…the giant doghouse.
Next is Heather (dressed as a Western cowboy), who will play the first round of the Plane Ticket Deal for a trip to The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL worth $4,574 (Curtain #1). She picks Ticket #3, and she can either keep it, take what’s behind the big box or accept a sure $500. Heather trades for the box…and she’s won a motorscooter worth $2,149. But could she have won the trip...YES. Round 2 of this deal will come later in the program.
Since he just couldn’t resist, Wayne next makes a deal with Ronald (who’s wearing a giant Jay Leno head) and gives him $800 to start. Ronald then buys Curtain #2…but he’s booted to ZONK World. Second, Denise (dressed as a Hawaiian) also doesn’t want $800, meaning this is hers behind Curtain #3…his/her golf clubs worth $2,740. This deal ends with Wallace, who is celebrating his 80th birthday today! After being handed all of the money that the first two traders gave back ($1,600), he hangs on to it, meaning this goes unclaimed inside the blue small box (Jonathan)…a trip to the White Elephant Hotel in Nantucket worth $8,651.
The next deal involves Wayne’s diary, but Jonathan’s holding it. After Jesse (dressed as a Monk) gets picked on, he’s read the following:
Dear Diary: Boy, a pedicure sure makes me feel a lot better…like a fancy man. Then, I looked around backstage and saw a high-flying deal inside the big box.
Jesse then rejects $500, $600 and $900 for…the giant paper airplane.
Tiffany Coyne then brings out Jonathan’s diary, part of which will be heard by Donna from Wayne:
Dear Diary: What a day. Today, I spied on Wayne as he was getting his pedicure from a marsupial. Sometimes, I really wish I could be Wayne to walk around 24-7 with that velvety chocolate skin; what would that feel like? To be able to enclose myself in front of a mirror and be happy with myself. Once I got over my old self-issues, I saw something behind Curtain #2 that would look such perfect in my home.
Donna refuses $600 and $700…and wins a bedroom (with Wayne doing most of the prize plug for it!) that includes a Toshiba 40” LCD HDTV worth $5,045!
Let’s get back to the Plane Ticket Deal with Kerrilynn (dressed as a sheep). This time, what’s behind the big box is a home office package that includes an Asus desktop computer system and a Canon printer/scanner, all worth $2,197. She doesn’t choose a ticket at all, meaning she’ll get the furniture. Had she chosen Ticket #4…she would’ve been ZONKED! The other winning ticket was #2.
THE BIG DEAL: Donna could win a $20,620 car if she’s successful, but she does NOT win it with Door #3. At least she ultimately ends up with a Kawasaki jet ski valued at $8,399; that’s the first middle deal win in about three weeks.
Door #1: Nissan Altima Sedan from Glendale Nissan
Door #2: $1,629 inside the Bank Vault
TPIR: Episode 5122K’s First Four consists of Brent Via, Angel Malave from the Coast Guard, Erin Tinnerman and Dean Thompson. The first IUFB is the JVC 42” LCD HDTV (Manuela behind splitting sign).
Angel from San Diego plays Bonkers for an outdoor kitchen island (Lanisha at Door #3). Board:
4 8 3 7
1. LHLL- STAGE GARF
2. LHHH- STAGE GARF
3. HHLH- INCORRECT
FINAL TRY: LHHL- LOSS
ARP: $8,175, so he should have switched the first two markers.
(Note: The bit where Angel revealed the ARP himself instead of Drew Carey was edited out of this broadcast.)
Fifth is Rosalie Lashley from the Navy and the second IUFB is the pair of Ocean Kayaks (Manuela & Rachel).
Dean from Orange, CA plays Cover Up for a Honda Civic LX Coupe (Std., Speakers, Mats)(Lanisha at Door #2). Board:
First number: 1 or 3?
Second number: 3, 5 or 7?
Third number: 0, 4, 8 or 9?
Fourth number: 1, 2, 3, 7 or 9?
Last number: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 7?
OPENING DUD PRICE: $21,565
His first guess is $17,430…the first two numbers are right. Secondly, he goes with $17,924…GAME OVER. That’s a shame, because he was playing this game pretty good. The ARP was $17,893.
Sixth is Tess Lee and the third IUFB is that microwave in a drawer (Lanisha & Manuela).
Brent, a University of Virginia student from Salem, VA, plays Most Expen$ive for an outdoor chair/ottoman (Manuela), some designer accessories (Rachel) and a Reebok elliptical trainer (Lanisha). He picks the designer stuff. The furniture is $2,466, the trainer cost two grand…but believe it or not, the designer prize package is the LEAST EXPEN$IVE at $1,982. Too bad.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Brent: Three Quarters
Angel: 65 + 70 = OVER
Dean: WINS WITH $.90
Seventh is Lauren Rosenthal and the fourth IUFB is a Dashing Diamonds multi-stone bracelet worn by Rachel.
Lauren, a California interior designer, could install an Aico bedroom with a $1,000 Bed, Bath & Beyond gift card, all worth $8,079 (Manuela at Door #3) if she can win Cliff Hangers (Lanisha). The three SPs are the gasoline meter bank, a wine opener and a potato ricer. She starts off this playing with a guess of $17 for the bank…$16. Secondly, she gets herself in trouble by bidding $48 on the wine opener…and she’s broke, because it’s only $19. She will NOT be DQed or ZONKED as a result.
Our first winner of the day might actually be Laura Watchindorf and the next IUFB is an HP laptop system (Manuela at the Giant Price Tag).
Erin from Temecula, CA (but originally from Missouri) and the last of the opening four contestants to get out of Contestant’s Row, plays Pushover for a trip to Bermuda (Rachel). Board:
According to her, it’s a toss-up between $7,584 and $9,758. Erin pushes to $9,758…but she picked the wrong one.
Our last winner wannabe of the day is the University of Oregon’s Brett Emerson (who gives Drew an Oregon T-shirt) and the final IUFB is some dinnerware (Lanisha at the turntable).
Things are NOT looking good, because Tess is forced to play Stack the Deck (Rachel) for the Honda Element (Manuela at Door #3). Board:
1. Glad ForceFlex trash bags and Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal
PICK: Trash bags- $7.49
2. Windex cleaner and Northland Cranberry Pomegranate juice
PICK: Windex- YOU BET; SELECTS THIRD DIGIT ($ _ _ , 6 _ _)
3. Orbit gum and Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce
PICK: Gum- YES INDEED; SELECTS FOURTH DIGIT ($ _ _ , 6 4 _)
Does she pull off a miracle on the $23,641 Honda Element?...
…SADLY, NO- SHE UNDERBIDS IT AT $21,649, SO WE GET SKUNKED AT LEAST ONCE FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK.
For the second straight day, I liked a Pricing Game lineup as it is.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Tess ($922; second spin was a PENALTY): 60 + Half-Dollar = OVER BY A DIME
Erin ($2,469): Three Quarters
Lauren ($2,934): Nickel + 95 = WINS $1,000 AND SHOWCASE BERTH!
Lauren will get the Top Winner’s Showcase podium no matter what happens with her Bonus Spin…which lands on $.65.
The first Showcase has an array of robots (Manuela in front of Door #2), a trip to Japan (Manuela at Door #2; includes a tour of Honda’s Tokyo home office) and the Honda InSight (Rachel at Door #2).
LAUREN PASSES TO DEAN; DEAN BIDS $28,500 ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $33,500
Lauren’s Showcase contains some beach gear (Rachel), a trip to Martha’s Vineyard (Rachel near Door #1; includes a four-hour stay on a private sailboat) and the Sanibel sailboat (Lanisha at Door #3).
LAUREN BIDS 30 GRAND ON TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF
MY BID FOR TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE: $38,795
DIFFERENCE: $5,432- LOSS; LAUREN WINS!
Lauren’s total in cash and stuff: $37,997.
WOF: We pay a visit to the Hawaii set tonight. The first Toss-Up category is On the Map:
N O _ _ _
_ A _ _ _ A
Robin comes up with the correct U.S. state in NORTH DAKOTA for $1,000. Here are Tuesday's contestants:
Robyn Flores (Shell Beach, CA)- Dentist/newlywed
Brent Benedetti (L.A.; originally from Selinas, CA)- Interior designer/home stager
Julie Hinson (Salem, OR)- Salem Cancer Institute worker and a fundraiser
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Occupation:
_ A _
_ E _ H _ I C I _ N
Robyn guesses LAB TECHNICIAN...yes indeed for another $2,000.
Campbell's Jackpot Round category is Living Thing and out on the wheel now is a trip to Italy from Brendan Worldwide Vacations worth $7,600. Robyn starts out with a quick dud of N. Secondly, Brent calls a $550 T, two R's for another grand and buys an E, followed by a $600 S and the purchase of two A's. Next, he calls a $500 L, buys an I, but then hits the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose $1,900. Third, Julie calls two P's for $600 but she then buys the only dud vowel on the board (O). Back to Robyn, who lights up three C's for $1,800 and we have...
P R I C _ L _ / P E A R
C A C T _ S
...she solves PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS for a new cash total of $4,800. I thought for sure the first half of this puzzle was going to be GRIZZLY BEAR.
DUDS: $550 N (Robyn), O (Julie)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Brent
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $8,600
Tonight's Before & After Round begins with Brent calling two T's for $600, a $500 S and buys six E's before calling two H's for another $800, an M for a $1,000 Hayneedle.com gift certificate and two P's for another $1,800 before we see this...
T H E _ E ' S / _ _
P _ _ _ E / _ _ _ E
H _ M E
P _ _ T E
...he solves THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME PLATE for $4,450 in cash and gift tag.
Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is What Are You Doing? Up first this time is Julie with two N's for a C-note and the buying of two I's, then she calls a $300 G, two D's for another $1,800 and buys three A's. But she then lands on Lose a Turn. Second, Robyn calls a trio of both the R's and S's for $1,500 a set, buys two E's and O's to clean out the vowels and here's the board...
O R D E R I N G
_ O R E / _ _ I _ S
A N D / S A _ S A
...she will be ORDERING MORE CHIPS AND SALSA during her trip to the Pueblo Bonito Hotels & Resorts in Cabo San Lucas worth $5,324. With the $2,500 she accumulated in this round, that gives her a new total of $12,624 in cash and trip.
SOLE LAT: Julie
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: DC07282 (Doris C. from Massachusetts)
The $3,000 Toss-Up solution is a Landmark:
T _ _ / _ E _ _ A G O N
Brent solves THE PENTAGON to move up to $7,450 in cash and gift certificate.
Next category is Fun & Games. He leads off with a $500 T and three S's for another $1,650 before buying an E, calling a $500 R and purchasing a pair of O's. After that, he puts up triple H's for an extra $1,500, buys double I's to close the vowel department and lights up a $700 N and a $5,000 G. But he then Bankrupts out for the second time tonight to give up $9,100 (his bank readout of $8,850 at the time was incorrect). After the same thing happens to Julie, Robyn lights up a $300 P and...
P I T _ H I N G
H O R S E S H O E S
...she solves PITCHING HORSESHOES for $700 more and a new haul of $13,624.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Brent, Julie)
Next is a Phrase. Julie opens with three R's for $2,700 and buys a quartet of E's, which is followed by a dud of S before we shift to Speed-Up Mode with the following...
_ R E _ _ / _ R E E
_ R _ _ / _ _ E / _ _ _ _
...and the rest of the consonants are worth $1,600 apiece. After Brent makes two F's appear...
_ R E _ _ / F R E E
F R _ _ / T _ E / _ _ _ _
...he blanks out on the last word. Julie then calls the obvious H...
_ R E _ _ / F R E E
F R _ _ / T H E / _ _ _ _
...but she's incorrect with BREAK FREE FROM THE LINE, probably costing her $4,050. Following that, Robyn calls the twin K's...
_ R E _ K / F R E E
F R _ _ / T H E / _ _ _ K
...but she also missolves with BREAK FREE FROM THE LOCK, BREAK FREE FROM THE LACK and BREAK FREE FROM THE LUCK. Brent then calls for a P...
_ R E _ K / F R E E
F R _ _ / T H E / P _ C K
...and he's able to BREAK FREE FROM THE PACK for the amount Robyn just missed out on, $4,800, for a final second-place total of $12,250 in cash and gift tag. Julie is sent to the $1,000 Gooseegg Clubhouse and Robyn hangs on for the win with $13,624 in cash and Mexico.
So far, $26,874 in cash and stuff has been given away tonight.
SOLE DUD (prior to final bell): $800 S (Julie)
DQs: 5 (3 blown solves by Robyn, 1 by Julie and Brent's last-word blanking)
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $11,000
Maxwell House Big Money Round: A Mazda MX-5 Miata or some big money could be awaiting Robyn Forres here. She spins the ampersand and the category is Phrase. Starting with:
E _ _ _ T
_ _ _ N _ E
I know it now, but I didn't get it immediately. She calls C, P, G and A and gets...
E _ A C T
C _ A N G E
...she wins $25,000 worth of EXACT CHANGE, making her final total $38,624 in cash and vacation, and the Feeding America Bonus Round Charity Bank's amount $42,500!
To conclude this episode, some footage of the most recent Hawaii road trip is shown!
Jeopardy!: Tonight, Morgan Saxby's playing for some more moolah and a spot on the Tournament of Champions Leaderboard against:
Andrew Sidden (Miami Beach, FL)- Bartender
Arthur Christy (Suffolk, VA!)- Forensic scientist
Tuesday's first six subjects:
WHAT THE CURRENT TV TITLE MEANS
THE BUSINESS OF PLEASURE
THE TRUCK STOPS HERE
ONE O, THEN TWO Os
Saxby starts off HORRIBLY at $1,800 in the red, but he's back to zero by the time he finds the Daily Double under the final Remember April clue to conclude the first half of the round; Christy has the early lead with $2,400, which is $600 more than what Sidden has right now. For $1,000, here is the clue:
This work written around 1387 begins, "Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote".
"What is The Canterbury Tales?"...correct. At the end of this round, Christy's up to $5,800; Sidden's still a fairly close second with three grand (he originally had $4,600, but $1,600 was deducted following a reveral of one of his correct responses late in the round) and Saxby's a distant third with one.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,200
PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS
PLAY FASTER! (background music is played during each clue)
Saxby starts out a round on the right foot this time with a correct response on the first Pulitzer Prize Winners clue before finding DD #1 with its second clue. This clue is worth two big ones:
1978: This late language lover for his New York Times commentary.
"Who is (William) Saffire?"...that's right to take over second place for now with $3,400! A categtory into the second half of this round, Christy runs into the last DD with the final Back Home clue and $14,600, which is just $1,001 shy of Lock Game Territory at this point in the game, because Saxby's second-place score is $7,800; Sidden's now in last place with $3,800. He bets face value ($2K) on the following:
In 2000, Nawaz Sharif was forced out of this country, where he'd been Prime Minister; in 2007, he came back.
"What is Pakistan?"...that's it to put him in LGT with $16,600!
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,600
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,200
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Andrew & Morgan: $9,400
Both the 3/4 and Stratton's Dilemma betting situations are in play for tonight's final.
FJ! CATEGORY: Brand Logos.
Its original logo, designed in 1976, showed Isaac Newton sitting under a tree.
Andrew Sidden's response was "What is apple computers?"...yes. His wager was $6,002 (his suggested betting range was $2,801-$3K), for a final score of $15,402. Morgan Saxby's response of "What is Apple"...is ACCEPTABLE for an extra $8,201 (he could've either wagered less than $5,800 or more than $6,600), for a final take of $18,801 on the night! That will be added to his overall haul and will put him in ToC contention should Arthur Christy have goofed...but he didn't, making the other Virginian the new champion with $21,201! Mr. Saxby, I'm sorry you WON'T be in the ToC, but you still leave us with $68,401; spend that money wisely!
Millionaire (Steve Harvey Week, Day 2):
Conclusion of Peppy Greenberg's game
7: "Jeopardy!" & "Wheel of Fortune"
6: All of the other shows