LMAD: The first three people Wayne Brady chooses are Elroy (who apparently just retired from his job), Ashley and Denise, and he gives everybody $600 apiece. First, Elroy buys Curtain #1, so his money gets split up between the ladies...and he's won a Kawasaki motorcycle worth $5,599! Secondly, Ashley keeps her $900, meaning neither of these women will...be going on a trip to Sarasota, FL worth $4,922 (Jonathan with blue small box). Finally, Denise also keeps her nine bills, leaving this behind the big box...50 fake flamingoes!
The second deal is the couples deal of the day, and Joseph & Yvonne (who have been married for five years; they're dressed as Mexicans) have their choice of the following:
Curtain #1: AT LEAST $1,000
Curtain #2: AT LEAST $2,000
Curtain #3: ???
They go with Curtain #2. Inside the mints was...$975. The first curtain had...$1,037 worth of Ukuleles. Curtain #3 had...a trip to the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino worth $6,878. That leaves them with...a living room that includes the Sony 40" LCD HDTV worth $3,894.
Time now for the Jack in the Box Deal. Bryce (a guy dressed as a football player who's wearing a shirt that says he beat his mother-in-law while playing that sport) gives up his JITB on the blue small box's tray (Jonathan) for what's behind Curtain #1...a ZONK garden. That will cost him...a Kawasaki jet ski worth $9,799 (Curtain #2), and he'll have to settle for $100.
Two girlfriends are next to make a deal- Lisa & Buffy (dressed as Soul Sisters; they've known each other for 25 years). They first get to pick from either a bankroll with a Benjamin on the outside or a check.
Lisa could give back her check for what's behind the big box, but she refuses...and there was a Dell desktop computer system and a Sony VAIO laptop, all worth $2,565. Her check has...$400 on it. Buffy keeps her money as well, passing this up behind Curtain #3...a home fitness center that included a Bose digital music system, a $500 iTunes gift card and a 32 GB iPod Touch, all worth a total of $3,728. Inside her bankroll are 26...SINGLETONS, for a total of $126.
After that, Betsy (a birthday girl who's wearing a zebra hat and a boat; BTW, today is my mom Laura's birthday!) gets a chance to ride The Ca$h Train.
1. #3- $250
2. #1- QUADRUPLE
We start the Sure Thing Jackpot with a stainless-steel refrigerator worth $1,549 (Curtain #1). But she will go on at least one more time.
3. #2- DOUBLE
The second prize in this STJ is a $1,300 stainless-steel range, but her husband Landon makes her continue.
4. #3- DOUBLE
After Landon is told to come join her, she will go all the way. Do we have our first CT winner?...
FINAL CARD: #1- $2,000; WINS $6,000 IN BIRTHDAY MONEY!
...YES- PERFECT DEAL!
Before we reach the Big Deal of the Day, Julian (who's a college student) has the option of taking the trip behind Curtain #2 or some money from Wayne's wallet. He takes $700 fairly quickly...but he misses out on a trip to The Fairmont Banff Springs in Canada worth $7,300, as well as any shot of going for the Big Deal.
THE BIG DEAL: Believe it or not, Betsy's giving up all the moolah she won off of the CT for a chance to win a $21,450 car. After she tells us her mom Deborah (who's in the audience!) previously won an automobile on this show all the back in 1974, she picks Door #3 because they have three kids (Brandon, Lilly & Logan) and Deborah comes on down. Behind the middle door was a Samsung 55" LED HDTV and an ultimate gaming package that included all three video game systems and a stereo system, all worth a total retail value of...$5,740. Has history repeated itself for this family...YES with a Nissan Rogue (Std., Plates, BProt)! Left behind in the Bank Vault at Door #1 was $2,091.
TPIR: On Earth Day Eve, we first fill out Contestant's Row with Whitney Grolig, Eric Nichols, Angela Kelly & Evelyn Fields (who's definitely not related to Rich). The first IUFB is that Sports Authority treadmill (Rachel at Door #2).
Whitney from San Francisco plays Super Pushover for the red Maxum ski boat (Amber at Door #2)! Board:
She commits a WILLY OF THE CENTURY by only pushing to $35,791. It's just $25,235. I would have guessed $23,579 instead.
Hoping to be much smarter than her is Nicholas Diamond from Frostburg State University and the second IUFB is the PicnicTime package (Gwendolyn behind splitting sign).
Eric, an elementary school principal from Santa Barbara, plays Hole in One for THE MOST EXPENSIVE CAR EVER OFFERED IN THIS GAME- a vintage 1964 Bentley S3 (Amber at Door #3) worth $34,990!!! The groceries are Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauce, Dreyer's Fruit Bars, PrimaVu Herbal Eye Drops Acuta, some aromatherapy hand soap, Cheez-Whiz and the Jumbo Space Bag. My lineup guess:
2. Fruit bars
5. Eye drops
6. Space Bag
3. Fruit bars
5. Eye drops
6. Space Bag
Drew Carey's Inspiration Putt...all around the hole. Eric's first putt...just a little too hard. His other putt...ROLLS IN FOR THE VINTAGE BENTLEY!!!!!
Video Bonus: Very intense HiO playing
Sixth is Jessica Armedariz and the third IUFB is two pairs of those Dr. Dre headphones (Amber & Rachel).
Jessica: $300 (STAGE GARF)
Angela made a $50 overbid, so Nicholas will play Magic Number for a DirecTV package (Rachel) and a Sony 52" 1080p LCD HDTV (Gwen). He sets his Magic # at $496, causing me to blast the air horn, because he just gave a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE. Just for the record, here were the prices:
DQ: Setting Magic # below the $1,000 mark
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Nicholas ($600): $.80
Whitney ($2,497; first spin was a PENALTY): 70 + 65 = OVER
Eric ($35,520): 70 + 75 = OVER
While Eric enjoys his Bentley for as long as he can, Nicholas' unintended strategy of purposely losing his Pricing Game has paid off to the tune of a Showcase berth.
The seventh "Come on Down" announcement goes to U.S. soccer fan Luigi Figueroa (who's fittingly wearing a shirt with Nintendo's Luigi on it!) and IUFB #4 is a Gucci ladies' watch worn by Amber.
Angela runs the Race Game for the four chrome tires/wheels (Amber), a Butterfly table tennis package (Amber & Gwen), a Greenspeed recumbent tricycle (Gwen & Amber) and the 13" MacBook (Amber). The prices:
Table tennis: $1,249
Table tennis: $2,390
Tricycle: $640 (DQ)
TWO RIGHT- EIGHT SECONDS LEFT
Table tennis: $640
WINNER AT THE BUZZER!
DQ: Not making enough changes on second turn
Next to come down is Sonja Redman and IUFB #5 is a surfboard and a wetsuit (Rachel behind the Giant Price Tag).
ARP: $800, winning Sonja a $500 bonus check!
She then gets to decide if she should be Coming or Going to this Sea-Doo jet ski (Gwen at Door #3). Here are the possibilities:
She's Going to...NOTHING.
Rich finally calls on Kristen Pease and the final IUFB of the morning is a candle/room spray selection (Gwen at the clam). Evelyn's in the WORST spot anyone can be in during the final IUFB- having been here the entire episode and being forced to bid second.
Kristen: $100 (DOH)
Jessica: $150 (DOH)
Luigi: $401 (sorry, Evelyn)
GETTING THE CELEBRITY BOOT: Evelyn
After Luigi wins the $880 worth of candles and room sprays by default, he plays Master Key for the Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic (Gwen), in addition to a Sony Xplod car audio system for it (Rachel) and some Michael C. Fina flatware (Amber).
1. Mini confection oven
PICK: $71- CORRECT; SELECTS KEY #3
2. Four-piece green bowl set
PICK: $25- RIGHT; SELECTS KEY #4
Key #3...is the ZONK key. Key #4 opens...the lock for the stereo for the car he owns right now, if he does have one at all.
I thought today's lineup worked for me.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Sonja ($1,300): $.65
Luigi ($1,696): $.80
Angela ($8,883): 55 + 85 = OVER
Luigi gets the Top Winner Showcase podium.
The first Showcase has some more retro prizes. First, you could be playing a music like any discotheque would with this DJ package (Amber). Second, you might be riding on this pair of Vespa motorscooters (Gwen at Door #2). Finally, this particular car has been updated for the new generaton- the Dodge Challenger (Rachel at Door #1).
LUIGI BIDS 30 GRAND ON RETRO SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR RETRO SHOWCASE: $33,333
And now, here's a Showcase that includes stuff my mom might like. First, my family would sure like to relax in this home theater group that includes the JVC 42" LCD HDTV and a Panasonic speaker system. Second, since she usually watches comedies at the movie theaters, she probably would enjoy going to the red carpet premiere of "The Back-Up Plan" starring Jennifer Lopez (Gwen; this isn't included in this Showcase's ARP). Finally, most people would like riding around in a Chrysler Sebring Convertible (Std., Wheels)(Amber at Door #2).
NICHOLAS BIDS 35 GRAND ON MOVIES/CONVERTIBLE SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR MOVIES/CONVERTIBLE SHOWCASE: $35,125
DIFFERENCE: $1,209- WIN!
Nicholas wins $36,809 in merchandise besides going to Hollywood.
Video Bonus #2: Some of today's other "Price" highlights/lowlights
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 2-4
TOTAL WINNINGS (excluding the red carpet trip): $86,655
DOND: Firefighter #3 is #15 Felix Sambuco.
1. #4 (Johnny)- $300
2. #11 (John)- $25
3. #21 (Tom)- $5
4. #12 (Peter)- $50,000
5. #1 (Darren)- PENNY
OPENING OFFER: $15,000- NO DEAL
1. #5 (Autumn)- $2,500
2. #17 (Ken)- $10
3. #9 (Will)- $500,000
4. #2 (Tricia)- $100
5. #7 (Paul)- $50
SECOND OFFER: $11,000- NO DEAL
1. #14 (J.T.)- $200
2. #3 (Guy)- $250,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
3. #13 (Shannon)- $100,000 (STRIKE ONE)
4. #20 (Brian P.)- $400
THIRD OFFER: $7,000- NO DEAL
1. #16 (Karin)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO)
2. #18 (Al)- $5,000
FOURTH OFFER: $5,000- NO DEAL
1. #8 (Joseph)- BUCK
2. #22 (Tom)- $25,000 (STRIKEOUT)
FIFTH OFFER: $4,000- NO DEAL
REST OF FELIX'S GAME:
19th PICK: #10 (Natalie)- $500; LEFT SIDE OF BOARD CLEARED
SIXTH OFFER: $6,000- NO DEAL
20th PICK: #6 (Chris)- $10,000
FINAL OFFER: HALF THE PREVIOUS OFFER ($3K)- NO DEAL
Felix leaves with a grand.
The Newlywed Game: Wednesday's couples:
Justin & Erica (married two months)
Brian & Suzanna (married 1 1/2 years)
Kaleb & Melissa (married a year; Melissa's nickname is "Tinkerbell")
Randy's Intro: "A woman pushing her own love care reform"
1. What about your wife comes to mind when I say the word "juicy"?
2. When eating at a restaurant, what's the one thing your wife always does that drives you crazy?
3. What's the last thing you and your wife have tried in the bedroom that really heated things up?
2. Eats in portions
3. Toys with batteries in them
2. She orders a full meal that she can easily make at home
3. Flavored oils and a feather
1. Dirty pillows (shortly after hearing this response, Carnie Wilson lets out an F-bomb that gets bleeped!!!)
2. Chewing with her mouth open
3. Different-flavored lubricants
SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: Waikiki (Hilton Hawaiian Village)
1. Booty- MATCH (5)
2. Not wanting to scoot over from Justin at a restaurant- NO MATCH
3. Vibrating toys- MATCH (10)
1. Bosoms- MATCH (5)
2. Salad- NOT ACCEPTABLE
3. Lubricants- ACCEPTABLE (10)
1. "Bum"- NO MATCH
2. Sitting in another chair after Kaleb had brought one out for her- NO MATCH
3. Handcuffs- NO MATCH
1. If your husband left his e-mail account open on his computer, would you close it immediately, take a quick peek or read every last message?
2. Complete the following: "If there's one movie that could make my husband cry like a little girl, it has to be ________________."
Miracle Whip Question of the Night: Which Beatles album best describes the beginning of your relationship- "Magical Mystery Tour", "Let It Be" or "Help!"?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "Among our friends, _______ could definitely use some added spice in their bedroom, and of the two of us, _______ would be the best one to help them out."
1. Quick peek
2. "Boyz in the Hood"
BONUS: Aaron, Justin
1. Quick peek
2. "8 Seconds"
3. "Magical Mystery Tour"
BONUS: Katrine, Herself
1. Quick peek
2. "The Princess Bride"
3. "Let It Be"
BONUS: Amber & Chirag, Herself
1. Quick peek- MATCH (20)
2. Anything starring Michael Jackson- NO MATCH
3. "Magical Mystery Tour"- NO MATCH
BONUS: Aaron, Himself- TWO MATCHES (50)
1. Close it- NO MATCH
2. "8 Seconds"- MATCH (20)
3. "Magical Mystery Tour"- MATCH (30)
BONUS: Brett & Mindy, Suzanna- OUT (45)
1. Quick peek- MATCH (10)
2. "The Princess Bride"- MATCH (20)
3. "Magical Mystery Tour"- NO MATCH
BONUS: Erin, Melissa- LOSS (35); ERICA & JUSTIN WIN!
Tonight's Consolation Prize: Omaha Steaks gift certificate
WOF: So far this week, things have NOT gone so well. Maybe we'll make up for some last time tonight, beginning with this $1,000 Toss-Up in the category of On the Map:
_ _ _ / B _ _ C K
S E A
Jaclyn's not totally sure, but she does solve THE BLACK SEA for $1,000. Let's meet the contestant gallery right now:
Jaclyn Lefkowitz (Long Island, NY)- A photographer who just graduated from college
Brett Smissen (Los Alamitos, CA)- Hotel office manager
Rachelle Friberg (San Diego)- A La Hoya High School worker who is also a political contributor for several radio shows
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Around the House:
W A L _
C A _ E N _ _ R
Brett takes down this WALL CALENDAR for $2,000.
Wellgate Jackpot Round category is TV Title and out on the wheel immediately is the Trafalgar England Tour worth $8,300. He gets us going on the wrong foot by hitting Bankrupt right off the bat. Secondly, Rachelle hits the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge. Third, Jaclyn calls three S's for a $1,000 Select Registry.com gift certificate and a $300 T, then she buys three E's before calling an R for the Wild Card, two N's for another $1,100 and buying two A's. She next lights up two M's for another $1,800 and an $800 F and we have...
A M E R _ _ A ' S
F _ N N _ E S T
_ _ M E / _ _ _ E _ S
...best known for being hosted by Bob Saget and Tom Bergeron, she solves "AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS" for another $3,500 and the gift tag, making her new total $5,500 in cash and gift certificate.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Brett, Rachelle)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,550
The Before & After Round begins with Rachelle calling four T's for $2,200 and buying three E's and A's, but she then lands on the Bankrupt in between the $600 and $900 wedges to lose the remaining $1,700 right back; that's her second Bankrupt of the night. Second, Jaclyn calls an O while on FP, but then comes the other regular Bankrupt (next to the $3,500 spot), forcing her to give up the WC. Third, Brett calls three R's for $1,500, two S's for another grand and buys three I's before we see this...
_ I T T S _ _ R _ _
_ I R A T E S
O _ / T _ E
_ A R I _ _ E A _
...and he solves PITTSBURGH PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN for another $2,250 and $4,250 total.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both women)
Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Song Lyrics. Jaclyn quickly spins the Mystery Wedge next to the MDW, but she calls the first dud of the night in S. Second, Brett gets the MDW's other Bankrupt; that's his second one of the evening. Third, Rachelle calls three T's for $900, buys four A's and calls two H's for the Tour of England before buying three E's and an I. After that, she puts up three N's for another $900 and buys the rest of the vowels (half a dozen O's and a U). She then lights up a trio of D's for an additional $2,700 before trying to solve with the following...
H I T / T H E / _ O A D
_ A _ _ / A N D / D O N ' T
_ O U / _ O _ E / _ A _ _
N O / _ O _ E
...the late, great Ray Charles was most remembered for singing these words, "HIT THE ROAD JACK, AND DON'T YOU COME BACK NO MORE", BUT SHE LEAVES OUT THE "YOU" AND GETS DISQUALIFIED, COSTING HER $17,600 IN CASH AND TRIPS. Darn. That allows Jaclyn to steal this puzzle for a trip to the Villa del Arco Beach Resort in Cabo worth $6,050, giving her $11,550 in cash and prizes.
SOLE DUD: S (Jaclyn)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Brett
SOLE DQ: Rachelle (blown solve)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: CJ0879033 (Craig J. from Minnesota)
Video Bonus: Late Mystery Round Slip-Up
The topic of the $3,000 Toss-Up is Show Biz:
H O L L Y W O O D
A G _ _ T
Jaclyn gets HOLLYWOOD AGENT to move up to $14,550 in total winnings.
Next is a Thing, and she opens this round with three T's for $1,650 and the purchase of the same number of A's. She secondly calls a dud vowel in O while on FP before Bankrupting next to that $5,000 space to give back $1,400; everybody now has a pair of Bankrupts to their credit. Second in line for this round is Brett, who calls a $600 R and buys a trio of E's, but he then Bankrupts the exact same way Jaclyn did to lose the $350 remainder; that increases his Bankrupt count to three. Next, Rachelle lights up a $300 H and a $350 Y...
A / H E A R T Y
A _ _ E T _ T E
...and she has A HEARTY APPETITE for $350 more and gets on the board.
SOLE DUD: O (Jaclyn)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Jaclyn, Brett)
Phrase is the next subject on tonight's agenda. Brett leads off with a couple of A's while on FP and triple T's for $900. After buying the double O's, he has a $350 R appear, but he makes a dud vowel purchase with the E. Rachelle secondly calls an $800 N but she Bankrupts in between $600 and $900 to forfeit the eight bills; she's the second player of the night to have a set of Bankrupts. After Jaclyn duds out with the M, Brett goes Bankrupt next to the $5,000 to kiss $750 goodbye. That's his fourth and final Bankrupt this evening; furthermore, that gives us a NEW SEASON-WORST BANKRUPT COUNT OF NINE as we mercifully shift to Speed-Up Mode...
A / T O _ _ _ / N _ T
T O / _ R A _ _
...and the four remaining consonants are all valued at $1,500. After Rachelle gives a dud of L, Jaclyn gets two C's to show up...
A / T O _ _ _ / N _ T
T O / C R A C _
...and she's A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK, because she's tonight's champ with an extra three grand and $17,550 in cash and merchandise! Brett leaves with $4,250 and Rachelle receives a non-gooseegged C-note.
During this UGLY maingame, $22,800 in cash and prizes were given away.
Prior to big bell: E (Brett), $350 M (Jaclyn)
During Speed-Up: L (Rachelle)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Rachelle, Brett)
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding the WC): Five large
Maxwell House Big Money Round: Jaclyn spins the ampersand and the category is Thing. Starting with:
_ / _ _ R E _ _ N
L _ N _ _ _ _ E
She calls G, P, M and O and gets...
_ / _ O R E _ G N
L _ N G _ _ G E
...if she wants to learn A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, this will help her out...
...$35,000! That gives her a grand total of $52,550 in cash and stuff, and the Feeding America Bonus Round Charity Bank has topped the $50K barrier!
(Also: Amy Wilson left with $21,999 after being dethroned as "Jeopardy!" champion by high school History teacher Phil Bucska with $20,400 while in Lock Game Territory; he's originally from Woodhaven, MI.)
9: "Let's Make a Deal"
8: "The Price is Right"
7: "Jeopardy!" & "The Newlywed Game"
6: "Deal or No Deal" & "Wheel of Fortune"