TPIR: Tuesday's first four players are Yelinde Tyler, Hipolito Solace, Margaret Miller and Ranisha Brown. The first IUFB this morning is a Canon HD camcorder (Rachel).
Margaret plays Cliff Hangers (Manuela) for a trip to a Beaches resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica worth $6,910 (Gwendolyn at Door #4). The three SPs are a fish shower radio, a tea set and a French press. Her first guess is $18 for the radio...it's just $13. She secondly says $20 for the tea set...the ARP was $26. She has a $14 window for the press, on which she bids $28...$30 is good enough for a win!
Taking her blue podium is Lisa Richmond and the second IUFB is the Danby wine cooler (Manuela behind splitting sign).
Lisa's really nervous right now. Well, she needs to get it in gear now, because she's playing the Grand Game with a target price of three bucks. And guess what- Drew Carey inadvertantly reveals the price of some Hawaiian Punch, which is $1.99! The other grocery items are Beech Nut Pears baby food, a bag of Smarties Candy Rolls, Buitoni Angel Hair Pasta, Oroweat Extra-Crisp English Muffins and the Space Bag.
2. Baby food- $.59 ($100)
3. Candy- $1.69 ($1,000); GOES ON
FINAL PICK: English muffins- $3.49
Well Drew, you're off the hook now. The pasta was $2.49 and the bag was $6.99.
Plugging in that blue spot third is Laura Ti and the third IUFB is some Flow Sports snowboarding equipment (Manuela behind the Giant Price Tag).
Ranisha plays the Money Game for the Chevrolet Equinox (Std., Prot, Mats)(Rachel at Door #3). Board:
MIDDLE NUMBER: 0 ($ _ _ , 0 _ _)
She starts off with $23 before getting 24 as the front of the car ($ 2 4 , 0 _ _). But her subsequent picks of 75, 80 and 45 are not even close to giving her the back, so she will have to settle for a cash total of $223. She gets shot down by the Front and Back Trick, because the ARP was $24,034.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Lisa ($1,599): 55 + 45 = SHE WINS HER LOST $1,000 BACK!
Ranisha ($1,753): 75 + Dime = $.85
Margaret ($8,079): Two 30s
Does Lisa win any more money in her Bonus Spin...NOT with $.85.
Heading to the red podium second is Evelyn White and IUFB #4 is a Sunset Swing (Gwen at Door #3).
Yelinde plays One Wrong Price for a Masconi pool table marked at $3,630 (Manuela), a Dashing Diamonds diamond pendant marked at $3,510 (Rachel) and a pair of mountain bikes marked at $1,850 (Gwen). She agrees with me on the pool table...but we're both wrong! The bikes were $2,408 instead.
After Samantha Yukind goes green, the next IUFB is a pair of high-performance speakers (Manuela & Rachel).
Hipolito, the last of this morning's First Four, plays Ten Chances (all prizes behind Door #3) for a pair of brown/turquoise headphones (Rachel), a Hercules laptop system (Rachel) and something else he could use to deliver stuff at his 7-Eleven- a Camaro (Std., AT, Tire/Wheel, EBH)(Gwen).
POSSIBLE NUMBERS IN HEADPHONES: 0, 5 & 7
1. $57- DQ
2. $75- DQ
3. $50- MAX OUT (ARP: $70)
POSSIBLE NUMBERS IN COMPUTER: 0, 2, 5 & 8
5. $852- DQ
6. $825- DQ
7. $580- INCORRECT
8. $582- DQ
9. $850- NO
FINAL TRY: $528- LOSS
The ARP of the laptop was $520, and the ARP of the Camaro was $24,750. IMO, he is the WORST TC PLAYER OF THE SEASON SO FAR- HIS SIX INSTANCES OF BREAKING THE ZERO RULE ARE ALSO ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES.
The last player of the day is Scott Cole and the final IUFB is a selection of Royal Prestige cookware (Gwen at the turntable).
Laura plays Pick a Number (Rachel) for a home theater package that includes the Panasonic 50" plasma HDTV and a Playstation 3 (Manuela).
NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 4, 7 & 8
Her guess is $7,974...that's NOT enough.
I thought today's lineup worked for me.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Yelinde ($1,095): Dime + 55 = $.65
Hipolito ($1,170): 30 + Dime = $.40
Laura ($3,159): Half-Dollar + 80 = OVER
Because Laura DID NOT win this SCSD, Lisa will get the Top Winner's spot in today's Showcase.
The first Showcase has some camping equipment that includes the DirecTV Sat-To-Go system (Rachel at Door #2), a pair of Ocean Kayaks (Rachel) and the Ford Ranger (Std., AT, Prot, Wheel/SpdCtrl)(Manuela at Door #3).
LISA PASSES TO YELINDE; YELINDE BIDS $20,500 ON OUTDOORS SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF (Barely covers the truck)
MY BID FOR OUTDOORS SHOWCASE: $23,825
While Lisa's kids could play around with this model train set, she could go on a train trip through both the Canadian Rockies and Europe. All of this is modeled by Gwen at Door #1.
LISA BIDS $21,400 ON TRAINS SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY
MY BID FOR TRAINS SHOWCASE: $33,333
DIFFERENCE: $2,095- WIN
Lisa wins $26,094 in cash and prizes.
BrainSurge: Tuesday's Brainiac panel:
Garek- Pogo stick enthusiast
Sarah- Once rode across the state of California on a motor bike in order to get to the other side; she has also read more than 20 books
Kalen- A girl who nearly burned down her family's house while she was heating up a doughnut in a microwave
Heather- Straight-A student and a fan of The Beatles
Alec- Impersonates his family and friends
Earl- A boy who stands 5'4" and wears 11" shoes
For 10: How many sheep jumped across the fence during Jeff's dream?
Everybody earns their first 10 points!
For 20: Memorize the five-digit code in mustard on Jeff's chili dog.
CORRECT CODE: 23323
Kalen was the only one incorrect with 23232.
For 30: Which number from the range of 31-40 did NOT appear in the 18-square grid?
Kalen was one short, while Alec & Garek each experienced a TIME OVER.
The 40-point puzzle was a STUMPER.
For 50: Which number was in the middle left square Jeff hit after being shot from the cannonball machine?
The three wrong on this puzzle were Garek with three, Alec with seven and Heather with nine. At this point, Earl & Sarah are tied for the lead with 110 each, Heather & Kalen both have 60 and holding down the rear with 30 each are Alec & Garek.
FOR 100: Which of these items did Jeff move- a roller skate, a robot, a picture frame or a backpack?
ANSWER: Picture frame
Heather's the only one right, so Alec & Garek are automatically eliminated with the "Spongebob Squarepants Drawn To Life" Nintendo DS video game and the slime bucket. For the record, here were the other wrong answers for this last puzzle:
Robot- Earl, Kalen & Sarah
DQ- Alec (locked in five)
Level 2: Our remaining four kids have to memorize several of Jeff's failed inventions.
Heather: Inflatable car
Sarah: Square baseball
Earl: Mini laptop
Kalen: Back hair mower
Heather: Portable slime
Sarah: Virtual couch potato
Earl: Human cat scratcher
Kalen: Instant slime
Sarah: Head grass
Kalen: Mouth zipper
Sarah: ____ hair _____
Not said were the back hair mower, shoe protectors, loaf blower, turtle jet pack, electric corn and the neck screw.
KO Round: This time, the eight matching items are #1 & #9 (back hair scratchers), #2 & #13 (electric corn), #3 & #11 (hair grass), #4 & #14 (instant slime cans), #5 & #15 (mini laptops), #6 & #12 (mouth zippers), #7 & #8 (square baseballs) and #10 & #16 (virtual couch potatoes).
Earl: Electric corn
Kalen: Hair grass
Earl: #6 & #16
Kalen: #6 & #15
Earl: WIN WITH THE MOUTH ZIPPERS!
The last three eliminated Brianiacs take with them the Southern California City Pass.
THE FINAL LEVEL: At stake today are the Polaroid digital camera, Schwinn bike and the San Francisco trip.
CAMERA GRID: #4, #8, #11, #6, #10 & #14
1. #4, #8, #11, #10
2. CLEAR WITH 1:14.99 LEFT
BIKE GRID: #5, #10, #15, #14, #8, #13, #17 & #22
1. #5, #10, #15, #14, #8, #12
2. #5, #10, #15, #14, #8, #13, #17 & #21
3. SAME AS FIRST TURN
5. CLEAR WITH 2.3 LEFT
He DOES NOT have enough time to try the pattern for the trip, which was #2, #9, #16, #11, #18, #24, #29, #22, #27 & #34.
WOF: Tuesday's first Toss-Up subject is Place:
O _ _ D O O R
M A _ L
Katheryn is correct with OUTDOOR MALL for $1,000. Here are tonight's contestants:
Katheryn Redmond (Houston, TX)- A Baylor University student who graduated last September; she's now a 1st Grade teacher and a marathon runner
Anne Peterson (Carlsbad, CA)
Jacob Lowe (Wilburton, OK)- Middle school Science teacher
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Living Thing:
P E _ _ H
T R _ _
Jacob solves something you will probably see in the state of Georgia, a PEACH TREE, for $2,000.
Campbell's Jackpot Round category is TV Title and out on the wheel this time is an eco-friendly trip to the 10 Finch Inn in Aura, NY from Bed & Breakfast.com worth $6,263. I already know this puzzle. He starts out with two T's for $1,200, three N's to make that $100 shy of $4,000 and buys all the vowels in this puzzle (four E's, an A, an O and five I's), then he calls three C's for another $1,500 and we have...
C _ I :
C _ I _ E / _ C E N E
I N _ E _ T I _ A T I O N
...he solves "CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION" for another $4,400 and $6,400 total.
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: Seven grand
The Before & After Round is started by Katheryn with two N's for the unclaimed Jackpot amount; she then follows that by purchasing an O, an A and two E's. Next, she calls three R's for another $1,800, a $500 L and G, but she then buys the only dud vowel on the board (U) to leave $8,800 on the table. Afterwards, Anne calls a $900 S, buys the last vowel of I, then she lights up a Y for the trip before dudding out with the T, likely costing her $6,913 in cash and New York. Jacob follows up with a D for the Wild Card and a $700 K...
S O L A R
E N E R G Y
D R I N K
...and he solves SOLAR ENERGY DRINK to inch up to $7,400.
DUDS: $300 T (Anne), U (Katheryn)
By the way, the second-ever Thanks a Million! Sweepstakes will begin on Monday, May 3rd- every night, two lucky Wheel Watchers Club members will win $25,000 each!
Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Song Lyrics and it's a big puzzle. Anne, who goofed late in the last round, begins this one with two S's for $1,800 and the purchases of five E's and three A's, but she then spins Lose a Turn. Jacob then loses his WC to a Bankrupt. Katheryn next calls four N's for $2,400 before she lands on the Mystery Wedge in between Free Play and LAT. After making two C's appear, she flips...but she Bankrupts. Back to Anne, she calls two L's for a grand, buys a trio of I's, lights up a $500 T, a $350 H but she then calls D for dud. After Jacob puts up two R's for $900, we have the following...
I / C A N / S E E
C L E A R L _ / N _ _
T H E / R A I N
I S / _ _ N E
...he solves "I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW, THE RAIN IS GONE" by Johnny Nash for that much cash and a trip to the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta worth $5,620, making his new total $13,920 in cash and trip.
SOLE DUD: $300 D (Anne)
SOLE LAT: Anne
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Jacob, Katheryn)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: HF6421441 (Hannah F. from Missouri)
The identity of the $3,000 Toss-Up is Things:
_ A _ _ R A L
R E _ O U _ _ E S
Jacob knows about using some NATURAL RESOURCES to be just $80 shy of the $17,000 mark.
We next ask What Are You Doing? But what Jacob does after that question is hitting LAT. Secondly, Katheryn calls a $700 N, a $600 G and buys a pair of A's and an I before calling a $500 M and a couple S's for another grand. At this stage of the game, we go to Speed-Up Mode with this board...
A _ _ _ S _ I N G / _ _ _
_ _ _ _ M _ S _ A _
...and the remaining consonants are worth $1,500 each. After Anne lights up five T's, we now have...
A _ _ _ S T I N G / T H E
T H _ _ M _ S T A T
...she remembers ADJUSTING THE THERMOSTAT to leave with $7,500! Katheryn receives a non-gooseegged $1,000 and Jacob's the champion with $16,920 in cash and Mexico!
So far, $25,420 in cash and vacation has been given away tonight.
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding the WC): $4,400
Maxwell House Big Money Round: Jacob Lowe spins the ampersand and the category is Phrase. Starting with:
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ N
CDMA gives him...
C _ _ _
D _ _ N
...he's wrong with CALM DOWN, so he WON'T CHOW DOWN on $40,000 (which is the same amount the Feeding America Bonus Round Charity Bank would have gone to had he won; he needed the W's and/or the O's). He leaves with $16,920 in cash and trip.
Jeopardy!: Brandon Hathaway's first pair of challengers are:
Emily Bryk (Brooklyn, NY)- Elementary school Science teacher
David Hoskins (Jackson, MS)- Librarian
Tuesday's first six categories:
WHERE'S THAT DARN TRAIN?
ROUNDING THE BASES
FUN AT THE BALLPARK
When the first break is reached, Hathaway leads with three grand; Bryk trails by $400 and Hoskins by $800. Later, Hathaway runs into the Daily Double under the middle Rounding the Bases clue with $4,200; he's $200 behind Bryk for the lead, while Hoskins' deficit is 10 times as much. He goes with a $1,000 wager. For the lead, here's the clue:
On September 11, 2001, this plane secretly touched down at Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base.
"What is Air Force One?"...the official airplane of the U.S. Presidency is correct for the lead with $5,200! At the end of the first round, he's down slightly to $4,800; Bryk's not too far behind him with $4,400 and neither is Hoskins with $3,800.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,000
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $1,800
TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
PICTURE THE ROLLING STONES HIT (all picture clues)
WHAT HAPPENS IN DEGAS, STAYS IN DEGAS
Bryk concludes Tales of the South Pacific with one of the two DDs in this round with $9,200; the champion's still ahead with $10,800 and Hoskins has half that total. Her wager is three grand on this clue:
After moving to The South Seas, he wrote the 1892 South Seas-set adventure story "The Beach of Falesa".
"Who is Robert Louis Stevenson?"...best known for writing "Treasure Island", he's the right author to move her into first place with $12,200! Almost immediately after that, she goes DD Hunting...it takes a while, but she does get the other one with the $800 Fashion Designers clue and $14,600! Hathaway's second-place score is $10,400 and Hoskins now sits at $6,600. Her bet this time is two C-notes.
Giorgio Armani puts on fashion shows at his Palazzo on Via Borgonuovo in this Northern Italian city.
"What is Milan?"...good guess, and right to bump her up to $16,600! Time expires before the $800 and $1,200 Degas clues can be shown.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,200
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $6,800
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
We have a dead-on 4/5 Final Jeopardy! wagering situation for this evening.
FJ! CATEGORY: The Animal Kingdom.
The Coelacanth & the ivory-billed Woodpecker are somtimes referred to as this Biblical man "species".
David Hoskins' response was "Who is Noah?"...INCORRECT, AND HE LOSES EVERYTHING (his suggested wager was $600), so unless the champion also busts, he'll leave with a grand. Speaking of Brandon Hathaway, he wrote down the same name...and lost $6K (his suggested betting range was $1,201-$6,199), dropping him to $7,600. Emily Bryk disagreed with the men on "What is Methuselah?" and wagered $10,201 (her best bet was a buck less than that in order to possibly tie)...but the correct response was "What is Lazarus?", meaning Hathaway has retained his title! Two-day total: $25,400.
LMAD: The couple that leads us off on the last aired episode in Las Vegas, at least until the summer, are Amanda Broussard (dressed a spa woman) & Jeff (dressed as a cowboy). Each curtain has a season attached as a clue:
Curtain #1: SUMMER
Curtain #2: FALL
Curtain #3: WINTER
They pick the first curtain. Behind the Fall curtain was…what else- tree leaves! At the Winter curtain was…a ski trip to Vermont with some skiing equipment worth $10,288. After being offered $500, $600 and $800, they keep…a sunny $7,100 vacation in Bermuda from The Journeymasters!
Cash Marbles is the second deal of the day, and it’s being played by Mary (an old lady who’s wearing some tye-dye clothing) and Renee from Hawaii.
Mary: LOSES $2,900
Renee: WINS $4,500
Renee then obviously walks with her money…only to realize she could have won the Chevy Cobalt ($16,390)(Curtain #1).
The next two traders are Devin (dressed as a farmer) and Aaron. They choose from either the big, round hat box Tiffany Coyne is holding or the backpack that she’s wearing.
Aaron: Hat box
Devin trades her backpack for what’s inside the blue small box (Jonathan)…but all that’s in there is a mud kit. Inside her pack was a Yosemite National Park getaway worth $6,841. Aaron listens to his wife on keeping his box…but behind Curtain #3 was a small kitchen that included some bakeware worth $4,031, so he also ZONKS OUT with a burnt chef’s hat on his birthday.
The Blank Check Deal is being played by Roneese. Her marker placements from right to left to right are:
Behind the blue marker is a zero, behind the yellow is a two and inside the red is a one. With $120 so far, she passes up Curtain #1…which had a Panasonic 65” plasma HDTV and an XBOX 360 package that included a “Dance Dance Revolution” set, all worth $3,570. In the green is…another deuce, making her check worth $2,120!
Next is Luke (dressed as a Hawaiian) and the blue small box (Jonathan). He can either have that or the silver envelope with a $10 bill on the outside. He wants the box, so the envelope goes to Tara (who’s wearing a big, fake chicken wing on her head)…and Luke gets a Michael Green & Co. bubble diamond ring worth $1,951. After the golden envelope with a $50 bill attached to it is added to her current stash, she gives Curtain #2 to De’Angelo (dressed as a football player without the helmet). He gives back $500 for…the Pier 1 Imports home office and an iMac computer system w/ a paper shredder, a prize package worth $2,568. Finally, Tara is handed the bronze envelope with a Benjamin to start, and turns down what’s inside the big box…the ZONK kids’ block set! Let’s check her envelopes, each with 10 of something:
Total: $1,220- PERFECT DEAL!
THE BIG DEAL: The Chrysler Sebring ($20,860) could be given away in Vegas one last time here. Because Amanda & Jeff keep their second honeymoon trip, Renee’s getting a second chance to win a car on this stage. She thinks it’s behind Door #3. Behind Door #2 is a home gym package worth…$4,879. Has she won an automobile this time…YES SHE DID! Door #1 would have gotten her a washer/dryer package valued at $1,709. The 2010 Sebring has been given away in all four times it was offered in Vegas (twice with the $1K gas card)!
Tune in tomorrow for the start of the Hollywood shows!
Conclusion of Karisa Bruin's game
8: "Let's Make a Deal"
6: The other shows