Friday, April 30, 2010

4/30/2010 Results

LMAD: This first deal features four contestants. First, Tiffany (dressed as a football player with pom-poms) takes the blue small box (Tiffany Coyne)…and she’s won a pair of white gold diamond/sapphire earrings worth $3,100. Secondly, both Vanessa (dressed as The Mighty Isis) & Cathleen give control of the big box to Melvold, who keeps it after turning down $600 and $800...but he ends up with some of Jonathan Mangum’s WORST Polka Hits. Third, Vanessa passes the silver envelope to Cathleen. After she turns down $500, $700 and $900, Cathleen winds up with…a one-week Tour of Peru from Peru for Less worth $7,126! Finally, Vanessa sells Curtain #2 for $900 after originally being offered $700...and behind that curtain was Jonathan’s entire Polka band!

The second deal has Jillian (dressed as a personal trainer) being given the Multi-Swap ATM Card.

1. $300
2. $250 ($550)
3. $100 ($650); QUITS
4. $500
5. $1,000
6. BUST


She then takes The Big Risk with Curtain #3...and it pays off to the tune of a Pier 1 Imports living room that includes the JVC 32” LCD HDTV worth $4,318- PERFECT DEAL!

Next is Doris, who sees a package of Oreos on the green small box’s tray (Jonathan). She can either have $30 per cookie (originally $20) or what’s behind Curtain #1. She takes the cookie cash…there are 45 inside, for a total of $1,350. As for what was behind the leftmost curtain…it was the Hyundai Elantra. A similar deal will be conducted later.

After that, Kenneth (dressed as a cow) & Suzanne (dressed as a cowgirl) play Panic Button for:

Curtain #1: Panasonic 46” plasma HDTV ($1,600)
Curtain #2: Jacuzzi hot tub ($5,970)
Curtain #3: Trip to The Liberty Hotel in Boston ($5,832)

1. #3- TRIP
2. #6- SPA; QUITS WITH $700 (originally $500)
3. #2- WIPEOUT


Coming out of their seat next to make a deal is Gregory (who is a firefighter). Jonathan’s acting as a fortune teller, using the superimposed logo on his podium as a crystal ball. He tells Gregory that behind Curtain #1 is something that’s relaxing and has sound waves. But he’s not interested in that, meaning he sells this for $500...a home listening room that includes the 160 GB iPod worth $4,249. Second, Judie (dressed as a fried egg) is informed that in the blue small box (Tiffany) is something positive and negative. She buys the following for $500...numerous DEAD batteries.

Now, back to the food deal with Ruth (dressed as a cheerleader). The item in question is a Vitamin D milk jug on the red small box’s tray. The offers for Curtain #3 are $5 per fluid ounce, $10 & $15, but she turns down all of them…and that’s unfortunate, because she’s the final ZONK victim of the day with a DUD home office. Since there were 128 fluid ounces in that jug, that will cost her a total of $1,920. But she doesn’t leave us empty-handed unlike the previous losers on the day- she gets $300.

THE BIG DEAL: The first trader all morning long, Tiffany, will be going for a $21,690 grand prize package after handing in her jewelry. She takes Door #2...and wins a home gym valued at $6,612. Almost every day this week, the trader who played the BD improved from their original prize (s)- not bad.

Door #1: $5K trip to Cabo San Lucas and KIA Forte
Door #3: Kitchen package ($3,298)


TPIR: Friday’s First Four consists of Natalie Shiffer, Jessica Osbourne, Shandale Dye and Winora Outland from the Navy. In the clam is the first IUFB of the morning, a Dell computer system (Amber).

Winora: $1,100
Natalie: $800
Jessica: $1,000
Shandale: BUCK

ARP: $1,298

Winora, who does IT work while on duty, plays Five Price Tags for the Honda Accord LX-S (Lanisha at Door #2). Board (Amber):


$22,555
$23,975
$20,380
$24,485
$21,040

1. Pizza cutter (Rachel)
PRICE: $190

PICK: TRUE- INCORRECT

2.Italian tomato press (Lanisha)
PRICE: $38

PICK: TRUE- WRONG AGAIN

3. Grill/panini press (Rachel)
PRICE: $35
PICK: FALSE- $49


4, Moen shower set
PRICE: $60

PICK: TRUE- YES INDEED

Does she win this Accord?…

1. $23,975
2. $24,485


NOT with either of the top two prices. The ARP was $22,555.

Fifth is Frances Olbies and the second IUFB is a Michael C. Fina ladies’ diamond ring (Rachel).

Frances: $2,500
Natalie: $1,900
Jessica: $2,600
Shandale: $1,350

ARP: $2,000

Natalie plays Flip-Flop for some outdoor furniture (Amber at Door #3). Board:

9737

She Flips to $7,937...

$ 7 9 3 7

…but she should’ve done the whole thing.


Sixth is Jenna Jack and the third IUFB is a Sigma HD digital camera on the ceiling platform.

Jenna: $875
Jessica: $600
Shandale: $500

Frances: BUCK (STUPID BID)

ARP: $870

Jessica, a Biochemistry student, plays Step Up for as much as $3,000, several of Hamilton Beach’s small kitchen appliances (Lanisha), a massage chair (Lanisha), a Lance Powersports motorscooter (Rachel) and a free-standing BBQ (Rachel).


1. BBQ- $1,699
2. Motorscooter- $2,399; STOPS WITH THOSE PRIZES AND $500

Let’s see how much the other prizes cost:


Appliances- $590
Chair- $3,812


(Note: The blue/red base & background for this Pricing Game has been redone in blue/yellow.)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Winora ($1,407): $.85
Natalie ($2,000): $.95
Jessica ($5,468): 65 + 15 = $.80

Natalie moves on to the Showcase.


Rich Fields next calls on Stephen Cagle from the Air Force and the fourth IUFB is some Coach accessories (Amber & Lanisha).

Stephen: $725
Shandale: $1,200
Frances: $2,000
Jana: $2,001

ARP: $1,078


Stephen, who’s retiring from service at the beginning of June, plays Pushover for a trip to the Mangobay Resort in Barbados (Rachel at Door #4). Board:

319065842

He pushes to my guess of $6,584...


319065842

…and he’s correct!

The orange podium is next plugged in by Rosalie Ghost and the fifth IUFB is a Schwinn recumbent bike (Amber behind rising sign).

Rosalie: $1,150
Shandale: $500
Frances: $800
Jana: $900

ARP: $600


Shandale, the last of the First Four to make it out of Contestant’s Row this morning, plays Check-Out for an Aico dining room w/ some Michael C. Fina Chinaware worth $7,467 (Lanisha at Door #3). On the counter are Saran Premium Wrap, four King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, the Kellogg’s Fun Pak (which consists of eight boxes of your favorite cereals from said company), a big bottle of Heinz Ketchup and Florida’s Natural Orange Juice.

GUESSES:
Wrap: $1.70
Rolls: $4.25
Cereals: $1.99
Ketchup: BUCK
Juice: $3
TOTAL GUESS: $11.94

ANSWERS:
Wrap: $1.99

Rolls: $.99
Cereals: $3.79
Ketchup: $2.39
Juice: $3.99


ACTUAL TOTAL: $13.15
DIFFERENCE: $1.21- WIN!


Finally comes Kevin Davis and the last IUFB is a sports car bed (Rachel behind splitting sign).

Kevin: $500
Frances: $1,000
Jana: $749
Rosalie: BUCK (SUICIDE BID)


ARP: $1,631

Frances plays That’s Too Much for the Honda Civic (Std., Speakers, Link, Lighting, Net)(Amber at Door #3).

1. $16,490
2. $17,995
3. $19,552
4. $20,902
5. $22,855- THAT’S TOO MUCH

ARP: $18,432.

Today’s lineup was good.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Frances ($1,631): Quarter + 45 = $.70
Stephen ($7,662): 15 + 30 = $.45
Shandale ($8,067): Two 30s

Frances’ win here means Natalie will get the Top Winner’s Showcase podium.

The first Showcase has the Viking Appliance Trio, gourmet meals delivered to the home for a year and trips to Napa Valley and Barcelona, Spain. All prizes are modeled by Lanisha at Door #1.

NATALIE PASSES TO FRANCES; FRANCES BIDS 24 GRAND ON KITCHEN/TRIPS SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF


MY BID FOR KITCHEN/TRIPS SHOWCASE: $33,655

Natalie could have lots of fun playing in this game room (Door #3) that includes an air hockey table (Lanisha & Rachel), the JVC 42” LCD HDTV w/ a Nintendo Wii package (Lanisha & Rachel) and a round pool table (Rachel). But her fun streak could continue in Disneyland (Amber). Finally, she could also possibly drive home in the all-new Honda Accord Crosstour 4WD EX-L (Rachel at Door #2)!

NATALIE BIDS $29,500 ON GAMES/CAR SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY (that doesn’t even cover the car, I do believe)


MY BID FOR GAMES/CAR SHOWCASE: $43K

NATALIE’S SHOWCASE:
BID: $29,500

ARP: $50,883
DIFFERENCE: $21,383

FRANCES’ SHOWCASE:

BID: $24,000
ARP: $29,955

DIFFERENCE: $5,955- WIN

Frances’ total winnings add up to $31,586.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 2-3-1
TOTAL WINNINGS: $56,190

The Newlywed Game: The end-of-week couples this time are:

Mark & Kelly (married five months)
Curtis & Shamarrah (married a year)
Jonathan & Marie Elena (married five months)

Randy’s Intro: “The charming and disarming”

ROUND 1:

1. On average, what part on your wife’s body is usually touching the bed during whoopee- her back, knee (s) or none of the above?
2. What’s the one thing you had to get out of your system before you became a married man?
3. Complete the following: “Out of all the people we know, when ___________ comes up, we usually end up arguing.”

HUSBANDS’ RESPONSES:

Mark:
1. Back
2. Video games
3. Kelly’s ex David

Curtis:
1. Back
2. His constant flirting with other women
3. Ex co-worker Rina

Jonathan:
1. Back
2. Serial dating
3. Marie Elena’s ex Daniel

SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: St. Lucia (Windjammer Landing)

WIVES’ RESPONSES:

Kelly:
1. Back- MATCH (5)
2. Poker nights- NO MATCH
3. David- MATCH (10)

Shamarrah:
1. Back- MATCH (5)
2. Sleeping with other women- NOT ACCEPTABLE
3. Jonathan- NO MATCH

Marie Elena:
1. Back- MATCH (5)
2. Getting his finances in order- NO MATCH
3. Jonathan’s ex-girlfriend that begins with the letter C- NO MATCH

ROUND 2:

1. If your bedroom were a store and you were the manager, what would you say his hours of operation would be- only open on the weekends, open after 5 PM or open 24 hours?
2. Complete the following: “When I picture an actor in the movies playing my husband, _________________ is always playing the part.”
3. What do you do when you catch your husband looking at another woman?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: “If I made a pro/con list before marrying my husband, the thing at the top of the pro list would be __________________, and the thing at the top of the con list would be _________________.”

WIVES’ RESPONSES:

Kelly:
1. 5 PM
2. The younger version of Tom Hanks
3. Asks “Whatcha doin‘?!”
BONUS: His positive personality, he leaves his clothes on the floor

Shamarrah:
1. 24 hours
2. Shemar Moore
3. Tell him to stop
BONUS: He’s really good with numbers, he’s not a good communicator

Marie Elena:
1. 24 hours
2. Patrick Dempsey
3. Rolls her eyes
BONUS: Neat and tidy, compulsive about being that way

HUSBANDS’ RESPONSES:

Mark:
1. 24 hours- NO MATCH
2. Jim Carrey- NO MATCH
3. Jumps right in his face and kisses him- NO MATCH
BONUS: Patience, leaving his clothes next to the bed- ONE MATCH (25)

Curtis:
1. 24 hours- MATCH (15)
2. Shemar Moore- MATCH (25)
3. Argue about it in their car- NO MATCH
BONUS: He’s loving, he’s mean- NO MATCH

Jonathan:
1. 5 PM- NO MATCH
2. George Clooney- NO MATCH
3. Give him a firm nudge- NO MATCH
BONUS: Odyssey, perfectionist- ELIMINATED

SUDDEN DEATH:
Jonathan & Shamarrah: 45
Kelly & Mark: 40

Reeds Romance Moment of the Night: Kelly & Mark kissing after their second mismatch of Round 2

Tonight’s Consolation Prize: Shoebuy.com gift certificate

WOF: The less said about last night’s DISASTEROUS episode, the better. The first Toss-Up category on this Friday is, of course, On the Map, and Vanna White has a hard time starting up the board for it:

O _ _ A _ A

_ _ _ _ _ _

Alison is correct with OTTAWA, CANADA for $1,000. Now, let’s meet the players:

Alison Schmetz (Phoenix)- Software saleswoman
Tim Sane-Martin (Vista, CA)- Engineering manager of a spinal/plant manufacturer in the San Diego area
Austinae Obstoblacco (Carson, CA)- Loyola Marymount University senior studying Psychology; she’s also a beach volleyball player

$2,000 Toss-Up category is What Are You Doing?:

P _ _ _ T I N G

_ / T _ E E

Tim solves PLANTING A TREE for $2,000.

After a $10,000 trip to the Grand Hotel in Norway from Worldhotels.com is made available, the IHOP Jackpot Round category is Rhyme Time. Tim starts with an immediate dud of O while on Free Play, then he calls five N’s for $1,500 and buys the same number of I’s before dudding out for good with the G. Secondly, Austinae hits the Bankrupt in between $600 and $900. Third, Alison calls an S for the Wild Card, two R’s while on Jackpot for $1,000; she obviously can’t solve for a $6,700 Jackpot. After that, she buys two A’s but then calls a dud in T. Returning to Tim, he calls five D’s for the trip and we have…

A / _ R I _ N D / I N

N _ _ D

I S / A / _ R I _ N D

I N D _ _ D

…he solves A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED for another $1,250 and the vacation, giving him a new total of $13,250 in cash and trip, already exceeding the total from last night’s champion, Mercedes Masongould.

DUDS: $400 G (Tim), O (Tim), $400 T (Alison)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Austinae
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,100

We begin a Before & After Round with Austinae calling a $500 T and buying two O’s, but then comes a dud in N. Second, Alison spins Lose a Turn. Third, Tim calls two F’s for $800 but then a dud vowel of I. Back to Austinae, she calls a $600 H and purchases two E’s in the top word, then we have…

_ O F F E E

_ _ _

_ H O T

…and she solves COFFEE MUG SHOT for the other $400 of the $1,000 house minimum, which now puts her on the board.

DUDS: I (Tim), $400 N (Austinae)
SOLE LAT: Alison

Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Fun & Games and it’s a big puzzle. Alison immediately calls a dud in T while on the ProTravelGear.com gift tag. Second, Tim calls four N’s for $2,400, buys an E, but he then gets the other natural Bankrupt next to the $3,500 wedge to lose the $2,150 remainder. Third, Austinae barely escapes the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge and makes it to the Mystery Wedge near it (when she does, we hear a creepier musical cue for it than we’ve been used to hearing; not sure if that’s a permanent change). She calls five S’s and goes double or nothing by flipping the wedge over…and she has the $10,000 DOUBLER! Next comes an L for the gift tag, but she then Bankrupts in between the $600 and $900 spots for the second time tonight to lose both of those prizes. Afterwards, Alison calls three G’s for $1,050, buys a quartet of I’s and pairs of both the O’s and the U’s, then she calls a $3,500 R and saves her WC for the time being. Following her purchase of the last vowel on the board (A), we have the following…

S I G N I N G / U _

_ O R / S _ U _ A

_ I _ I N G

L E S S O N S

…and she wins an additional $3,550, plus she will be SIGNING UP FOR SCUBA DIVING LESSONS, because she’s also won a trip to the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten worth $5,550, increasing her winnings to $10,100 in cash and vacation.

SOLE DUD: T (Alison)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Tim, Austinae)

TONIGHT’S SPIN ID: EB9808600 (Eric B. from Massachusetts)

The $3,000 Toss-Up topic is Things:

F A M _ _ _ A R

F A C _ S

Austinae has seen enough FAMILIAR FACES in her life to quadruple her money.

Speed-Up Round category is Phrase and consonants are each worth…$6,000 apiece! After Alison lights up an S…

I / D I D N ‘ T / S _ _

T H _ T / _ _ _ I N G

…I’m sure most people would say “I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING” when Pat Sajak hit that $5,000 wedge on the final spin of the evening, and Alison admits that for 12 grand and the championship with $22,100 in cash and St. Maarten! For the record, here were the bank readouts from the other two players:

Tim: $12K
Austinae: $36K

Tim takes home $13,250 in cash and Norway and Austinae collects four large.

So far, $39,350 in cash and vacations has been given away tonight.

SOLE DUD: R (Alison)

TONIGHT’S BANKRUPT TRASH: $13,150 in cash and gift certificate

Maxwell House Big Money Round: The WC will be used here. Alison spins the first A in AMERICA’S and the category is Thing. Starting with:

_ E L L _

_ L _ _

She first calls C, P, M and A, then she calls H with the WC and gets…

_ E L L _

_ L _ P

…the bad news is that MERCEDES DID INDEED COST US A PERFECT BONUS ROUND WEEK! Darn. On the bright side, after she was originally incorrect with JELLY FLIP and BELLY FLIP, Alison will be doing a BELLY FLOP worth…




























…$40,000, for a grand total of $62,100 in cash and trip! And the Feeding America Bonus Round Charity Bank is now worth $400 more than she’s leaving with ($62,500)!

Don’t forget that on Monday, the second Thanks a Million Sweepstakes gets underway!

DOND: The last person to play this week is #22 Howard McGill (who has 30 grandchildren).

ROUND 1:
1. #1 (Jeannie)- $10,000
2. #6 (Scotty)- $5,000
3. #17 (Timothy)- $10
4. #21 (Richie)- $500,000 (he was ONE OFF the big one!)
5. #9 (Jan)- $300

OPENING OFFER: $11,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #7 (Fran)- $100,000
2. #20 (Shyremia)- $50
3. #4 (Christine)- $2,500
4. #18 (LaToya)- $500
5. #5 (Dana)- PENNY

SECOND OFFER: $17,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #19 (Mehran)- $25
2. #3 (Eddie)- BUCK
3. #15 (Patsy)- $400
4. #11 (Paul S.)- $200

THIRD OFFER: $31,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #12 (Grace)- $1,000
2. #14 (Quan)- $25,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)

FOURTH OFFER: $36,000- DEAL (very questionable call there)

ROUND 5:
1. #2 (Frannie)- $100
2. #8 (Bob)- $5; LEFT SIDE CLEARED
OFFER: $88K

19th PICK: #16 (Ayana)- $7,500
OFFER: $125K

20th PICK: #10 (Twanna)- $250,000
FINAL OFFER: $60K

His case had the $50K, but if he had swapped out for the briefcase next door, he would’ve been the other contestant this week to have missed out on 10 times that.

Jeopardy!: Buddy Wright can become the first player to make it onto the new Tournament of Champions Leaderboard if he can defeat these challengers tonight:

Shubha Ghosh (Madison, WI)- Law professor
Antoinette Aubert (Vista, CA)- A home-schooling mom who’s also the membership chair of the Figure Skating Club of Southern California

Friday’s first six categories:

NOVELS, BOOKS & LITERATURE
SCENE & HERD
STATES BY CITIES & TOWNS (three cities/towns are listed on each clue)
TERMS OF ENBEERMENT
“V” DAY
GREAT WORK

Ghosh hits the Daily Double under the middle clue on Novels, Books & Literature with $200; Aubert has twice as much and Wright owns the early lead with $3,200. For $1,000, here’s the clue:

This slaphappy general’s memoir “War As I Knew It” appeared in 1947, two years after his death.

“Who is Patton?”…he doesn’t feel so confident about that, but he should be- he’s correct to multiply his $200 by six. At the first timeout, he has $1,800; Aubert’s up slightly to $2,200, which is half of Wright’s current score. When time expires, the last Science & Herd clue goes unrevealed.

LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $1,200

SCORES AFTER OPENING ROUND:

Buddy: $8,000
Antoinette: $4,600
Shubha: $3,000

DJ! Categories:

POPULAR SCIENCE (Clue Crew clues from the show’s laboratory)
DISCO! DUCK!
GREEK LETTERS
TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE
PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION 2010
NOT GREAT WORK

At the end of the first half of this round, Ghosh finds one of the DDs attached to the final Greek Letters clue with seven grand, $4,600 behind Wright for the lead; Aubert’s now in last place with $3,400. His wager this time is three large on this clue:

This ninth letter of The Greek Alphabet also means a jot or whit.

“What is iota?”…is right to hit 10 big ones on the nose! Shortly after the champion’s SWEEP of Disco! Duck! to propel him to $17,600, Ghosh gets the DD Sweep with the $2,000 Time Is On Your Side clue. At $12,800, he’s $4K behind the champ. He now bets $2,800.

Shakespeare coined this “culinary” term for a time of youthful exuberance.

He has a TIME OVER on “What is salad days?”, dropping him back to $10K. We don’t have enough time to do either of the last two clues on Popular Science.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,000
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $7,200

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Buddy: $16,800
Antoinette: $3,800- MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED
Shubha: $8,800

CORYAT SCORES:

Buddy: $16,800
Antoinette: $3,800
Shubha: $10,200

We end the week with a FJ! Crush scenario.

FJ! CATEGORY: Toys.

Original sets of this toy that was first sold in 1918 included plans for building Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

ANTOINETTE:
Response: “What are Lincoln’s Logs?”
Wager: $3,798
Final score: $7,598

Shubha Ghosh…is right also to DOUBLE UP to $17,600! But did Buddy Wright continue to live up to his last name in this part of the game?…




































YES for another $17,601! His three-game total is $68,803! The conclusion of the Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational is next week- don’t miss it!

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Brent Sonnek-Schmelz's game
Game 2
Start of Game 3

Episode ratings:

8: "Jeopardy!", "Millionaire" & "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "The Newlywed Game"
6: "Deal or No Deal", "Let's Make a Deal" & "The Price is Right"

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