LMAD: Yesterday, one of the cars that was given away was the KIA Soul behind Curtain #1, and maybe the U.S. Olympic couple of Danielle & James will win it too as they play the $7 Seven Envelopes Deal. They pick Envelopes #1, #4, #7 & #3.
1. #1- BUCK
2. #4- $2 ($3)
The Sure Thing Jackpot begins with a Pier 1 Imports bedroom that includes the Samsung 42" LCD HDTV worth $3,546. They go on at least one more time.
3. #7- $2 ($5)
After $400 is added to the STJ...they decide to go all the way.
FINAL ENVELOPE: #3- BUCK
They get an additional $200 as a consolation prize, giving them a final cash total of $206.
Getting called on next are Daniel (dressed as a graduate), Susan (who's wearing part of a sunflower on her head) & Brittney (dressed as a cowgirl), and they get the Cashbox. We start with Susan forfeiting her share of the money for what's inside the blue small box (Jonathan Mangum)...the Nikon digital SLR camera, as well as a Selphy photo printer and a touch-screen digital photo frame, a prize package worth $2,140. Secondly, Brittney turns down the big box...and there was a ZONK Arctic Trip back there! Finally, Daniel decides to share all the cash inside the box with Brittney, so he passes this up behind Curtain #3...a giant spider web- PERFECT DEAL! That means they'll split...$3,300!
Kimberly (dressed as a bumblebee) then gets a chance to win these two terrific trips- to the Cape Grace in South Africa and The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua worth $12,431. She has to determine if the given flags for both countries are correct as they are or not. Her choice is to make the switch before we give her a chance to take this STJ- a stainless-steel dishwasher and refrigerator worth $2,248. After her husband Travis (who's dressed as The Devil) comes out of the crowd to give her extra help, they go for the vacations...AND WIN THEM- PERFECT DEAL #2! And since Helen (also dressed as a bee) thought they were right as well, she gets a Benjamin!
Next, Shawannah (dressed as a construction worker) plays Dodge the Joker. This line of cards begins with the Queen of Hearts and ends with a 4 of Spades. She opts to start from the end of the row.
1. #8- KING OF CLUBS ($1,000)
2. #7- 7 OF DIAMONDS ($2,000)
3. #6- LOSS
Time now to begin the Silent Movie Deal with Daniel (dressed as a turkey). He's not too happy with the skit related to Curtain #1, so he sells the curtain for a grand after being offered $500 and $800. He thought that behind that curtain was a scary ZONKMOBILE...NO- it was a Kawasaki ATV worth $4,599. Second, Anna's guessing that a washer/dryer is back at the big box, and she turns down $500 and $700 for the chance...she's correct, but this particular one is a ZONK.
The last two regulation traders of the day are Marshaun (dressed as a construction worker) & Kevin (dressed as a tooth fairy). They're spotted $600 apiece. They can either buy the blue small box for half their money or go ALL-IN with the green one, on the condition they want to buy either of the boxes. After Marshaun buys the blue one, taking it out of play, Kevin listens to the advice of his wife (who's dressed as Madeline, I do believe) and keeps his cash...left behind in the green one was the $2,000 Sur La Table gift card and a $140 coffee press. Besides her leftover $300, Marshaun has...two Dell laptops valued at $678.
THE BIG DEAL: Shockingly, Kimberly gives back the two trips she just won for a chance to win a $24,300 Big Deal. She takes the big gamble with Door #2 since she has two little boys at home...BUT IT'S NOT, meaning she trades down to a game room that includes a Crosley jukebox w/ the 160 GB iPod Classic and $500 iTunes gift card, in addition a 65" plasma HDTV and a game table, all worth a total of $6,996.
Door #1: Ford Escape XLT FWD
Door #3: His/her TAGHeuer luxury watches ($3K)
(Note: Door #1 was revealed second.)
TPIR: Contestant's Row is first filled out by Nicole Lajeunesse, Steven Cutts, Nina Musumeci and Jeffory Fisher from the Army. The first IUFB is the Panasonic 50" plasma HDTV (Manuela & Rachel).
Since Nina overbid by 50 bucks, nine-year Army recruiter Jeffory plays Let 'Em Roll (Rachel) for a Hyundai Accent GS (Std., AT, Mats)(Amber at Door #3) worth $13,810. We start with a box of Burt's Bees Poison Ivy Soap that costs $5.99. He says a box of SnackWell's Devil's Food Cookie Cakes costs More than that...but they're just $3.39. He tries Lower this time on a bottle of Mr. Clean Lemon Multi-Surfaces Cleaner...which is $2.49.
1. SECOND YAHTZEE OF THE SEASON!!!
This win would've been more exciting had he missed that Mr. Clean as Fingers wanted him to, but, oh well!
Coming on down afterwards is Joshua Pritchett and the second IUFB is his/her chaise loungers (Rachel at Door #2).
Steven: $160 (STAGE GARF)
Nicole plays Squeeze Play for one of those outdoor kitchen islands (Amber at Door #3). Board:
She goofs by removing the second nine; the ARP was $7,995.
Sixth is Bruce Porsche (who's fittingly wearing a T-shirt with pictures of Porsche automobiles on them) and the third IUFB is a pair of Nokia cell phones (one black and one red) w/ the one-year calling plan.
Nina: $550Steven: $900
Steven from St. Louis plays Take Two with a target of $3,310 for a selection of designer accessories (Rachel), men's golf clubs from Cleveland Golf (Manuela & Rachel), the Bose home theater system (Amber & Manuela) and a Howard Miller Total Home floor clock (Amber). He first picks the clubs and the clock. The clubs are $1,520...while the clock is $1,325, so that adds up to $2,845. He then goes with the other two prizes. The accessories are $2,310...and that stereo is indeed a grand, so he wins!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Nicole ($540): $.80
Steven ($7,905): $.95
Jeffory ($15,610): 30 + Nickel = $.35- STEVEN ADVANCES TO SHOWCASE
Seventh is Kourtney Lyons and the fourth IUFB is a pair of Liquid Shredder Soft Surfboards w/ bags (Manuela behind splitting sign).
All are over.
Bruce overbid by $12, giving Loyola Marymount University student Kourtney from Germantown, MD a chance to play Bonkers for a Beachcomber Hot Tub (Amber at Door #3). The opening price:
4 6 7 5
1. HLHL- NO
2. HHLL- NO
3. LHHL- GARF
4. LHLH- GARF
5. HHHH- NO
FINAL TRY: HLLL- WIN WITH ONE SECOND LEFT!
ARP: $7,244 (there was an obvious edit because Drew Carey forgot to reveal the price)- she's one of the best Bonkers players of the season!
Next to leave her chair is Patricia Sherman and IUFB #5 is a Smooth Fitness treadmill (Amber behind rising sign).
Nina, a Connecticut resident who's wearing a Seattle Sounders shirt and is the last of the First Four to get on stage, plays Pocket Change for the Ford Focus SE (Std., Prot, Cruise)(Rachel's Crazy Car Lot).
REMAINING NUMBERS IN PLAY: 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9
1. 6- INCORRECT ($.50)
2. 8- CORRECT ($ 1 8 , _ _ _)
1. 4- NO ($.75)
2. 6- RIGHT ($ 1 8 , 6 _ _)
1. 9- YES INDEED ($ 1 8 , 6 9 _)
LAST NUMBER: 5- NO ($18,694; BUCK)
Drew starts with the last envelope she drew, so that's presumably good news...and she adds a nickel to her base quarter. Second is a dime. After we next see a quarter come out...she's informed that the first envelope on the rack that she drew from the two at the very bottom of the gameboard IS THE TWO DOLLAR ONE- THAT'S THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON SOMEBODY'S DRAWN IT!!!
Rich Fields last yells the magic words is Shelton Wilder and the last IUFB is several Burton backpacks (Manuela at Door #3).
Joshua, a Westmont College student originally from Northern Minnesota, plays One Wrong Price for a Golden West pool table marked at $2,895 (Rachel), three pieces of jewelry marked at $4,150 (Manuela) and the Frigidaire black washer/dryer marked at $1,628. He picks the pool table...it's $3,595 instead! AND CAN YOU BELIEVE IT- SQUEEZE PLAY WAS THE PRICING GAME THAT COST US A PERFECT SHOW TODAY.
My lineup today:
2. Pocket Change
3. One Wrong Price
4. Take Two
5. Let 'Em Roll
6. Squeeze Play
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2 (winner gets Top Winner's Showcase podium):
Kourtney ($8,082): WINS $1,000!
Joshua ($10,073): Two 80s
Nina ($21,191): 30 + 75 = OVER BY A NICKEL
In her Bonus Spin, Kourtney gets...THE $.15 FOR ANOTHER 10 GRAND!
The first Showcase is full of electronics. First, you could surf the Internet like I do three times over with this trio of computers- a Hercules laptop w/ a speaker system, a MacBook Air w/ a 64 GB iPod Touch and a Dell desktop computer system (Rachel in between Doors #2 & #3). Second, there's an electronic transmission in both of these Kawasaki KX100 motorcycles (Amber at Door #2). Finally, there's definitely a radio in this 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Coupe (Std., AT)(Manuela at Door #3).
KOURTNEY BIDS $20,500 ON ELECTRONICS/CAR SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF (that only roughly covers the car)
MY BID FOR ELECTRONICS/CAR SHOWCASE: $29,899
After Steven watches some of these Blu-Ray Disc IMAX movies on the TOOB IMAX outdoor theater projector system, he could be going on a South American Tour (all modeled by Manuela at Door #1).
STEVEN BIDS $23,200 ON SOUTH AMERICA SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY
MY BID FOR SOUTH AMERICA SHOWCASE: $36,495
DIFFERENCE: $10,517- WIN!
Steven wins a total of $41,622 in loot! Kourtney leaves with $19,082 in cash and prizes.
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 5-1
TOTAL WINNINGS: $108,118 (third-highest total of the season)
Video Bonus: Footage of today's exciting "TPIR"
DOND: He may not have a race car or a golf cart when arriving to the Waterford, CT studio, but #6 Keith Prox from Pittsburgh (who is a NASCAR fan and a professional caddy) is a man on mission- to win enough in order to set up a marriage to his finacee of 18 years at Daytona International Raceway.
1. #1 (Vannyra)- $25
2. #15 (Barbara)- $100,000
3. #17 (Tim)- $5,000
4. #5 (Danille)- $10,000
5. #8 (Sharla)- $200
OPENING OFFER: $18,000- NO DEAL
1. #19 (Marilyn)- $2,500
2. #2 (Mike)- $1,000
3. #11 (Lisa H.)- $50
4. #7 (Jeanette)- BUCK
5. #9 (Al)- $500
SECOND OFFER: $29,000- NO DEAL
1. #20 (Pasquale)- $300
2. #3 (Erica)- $25,000
3. #13 (Pablo)- $100
4. #10 (Melissa)- PENNY
THIRD OFFER: $44,000- NO DEAL
1. #4 (Diane)- $7,500
2. #12 (Marie Lynn)- $10
FOURTH OFFER: $76,000- NO DEAL
1. #22 (Shawn)- $5
2. #18 (Nicholas)- $75,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
FIFTH OFFER: $101,000- NO DEAL
19th PICK: #21 (April)- $400; LEFT SIDE CLEARED!!!
RECORD SIXTH OFFER (and the highest of the season so far): $223,000- DEAL (questionable call there)
THAT MAKES KEITH PROX THE SECOND-HIGHEST WINNER ON THIS VERSION OF THE SHOW!!!! But could he have had the entire half a million dollars???...
...YES. Darn. Had he gone on to eliminate Rajeev's #14, he would've eliminated the quarter million and possibly have taken a final offer of $257K. But that doesn't take away from the fact that Keith has also just become the BIGGEST MALE WINNER IN SYNDICATED "DEAL" HISTORY!!!!
TNG: The part of the opening spiel where Randy West calls Hollywood, CA “…the romance capital of the world” is dropped to introduce tonight’s Game Show Kings episode before introducing Carnie Wilson as “our game show queen” (and the turntable doesn‘t spin around until the couples are introduced by Randy). Shortly after that, she introduces Bob Eubanks! BTW, we learn something that we didn’t know before last season- the two non-winning teams on celebrity episodes will each receive $2,500 for their charities. With that being said, here are the three teams:
Wink & Sandy Martindale (married 34 years)(Charity: The Dream Factory)
Monty & Marilyn Hall (married 63 years)(Charity: Variety International The Children’s Charity)
Peter & Laurie Marshall (married 20 years)(Charity: Actors and Others for Animals)
1. How many ounces of water will your wife’s bra hold?
2. Complete the following: “If I could change anything about my wife’s body, I would make her __________ bigger and her __________ smaller.”
3. How long after the two of you met did your wife see The Full Monty?
GAME SHOW KINGS’ RESPONSES:
2. Breasts, rear end
3. Second date
2. Bank account, temper
3. A year and a half
2. Boobs, nose
3. Two weeks
1. 10- NO MATCH
2. Boobs, butt- MATCH (5)
3. Second date- MATCH (10)
1. 20- MATCH (5)
2. Brain, belly- NO MATCH
3. Eight months after they got married- NO MATCH
1. 10- NO MATCH
2. Top, bottom- NO MATCH
3. Two weeks- MATCH (5)
(Note: Randy always did the 2-3-1 order when he introduced each couple and their charity, while Bob always asks each question to everyone from left to right up until the Bonus Question.)
1. Lately in the whoopee department, has it been his way, your way or no way?
2. If your husband wrote a book about all the lovers that he’s had in his life and he dedicated one chapter to each lover, how many chapters would his book have?
3. Aside from making love, what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen him do completely naked?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: “Most people think my husband has a funny-looking ______________, but take it from me, his ____________ is even funnier.”
3. Chasing a giant spider
BONUS: Pair of feet, sense of humor
3. Having so much trouble getting out of a hotel room’s bathtub that security had to get him out
BONUS: Humor, stomach
BONUS: Overbite, sense of humor
(Note: The return-from-commercial bumper before the second half of Round 2 has been dropped for this evening only.)
GAME SHOW KINGS’ RESPONSES:
1. No- MATCH (20)
2. 10- GARF
3. Taking a little wee-wee- NO MATCH
BONUS: Pair of feet, nose- ONE MATCH (35)
1. No- MATCH (15)
2. Two- NO MATCH
3. Changing a light bulb- NO MATCH
BONUS: Golf swing, tennis swing- ELIMINATED
1. His- NO MATCH
2. 50- WILLY
3. Singing/dancing- MATCH (15)
BONUS: Overbite, memory- LOSS (30); MARTINDALES WIN!
WOF: Tuesday’s first Toss-Up category is Show Biz:
_ _ _ _ _ N G
A / _ U E _
Sarah & Jeff guess SINGING A DUET…correct for $1,000.
$25,000 SPIN ID #1: DB14856
Tonight’s teams, who are all of the father/daughter variety for the second night in a row, are:
Jeff & Sarah Smith (Moore Park, CA)- Sarah’s a soon-to-be graduate from the University of San Diego with a degree in English, while Jeff’s said to be a guy that can fix anythingHolly & Mike Hayes (Mission Viejo, CA)- Mike’s an airline pilot and a fisherman, while Holly’s graduating from UC-Santa Barbara as an English major and a future teacher
Joseph & Karila Vesanjas (Woodland Hills, CA)- Karila’s a soon-to-be graduate from Faith Baptist High and a Hula Dancing teacher, while Joseph’s an insurance company director
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Fictional Character:
_ _ _
S _ _ _ E R
Joseph & Karila solve TOM SAWYER for $2,000.
Eggland’s Best Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is and out on the wheel now is a pair of trips to Universal Orlando worth $8,356. Joseph & Karila immediately hit the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge. Secondly, Jeff & Sarah call a $600 T and buy five E’s, then they call three R’s for the MDW, buy three A’s and call three F’s for another $1,500 before they ring in with this…
_ E / A R E
_ _ E A R E _ / F _ R
T A _ E _ F F
…they solve “WE ARE CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF” for the MDW, another $1,600, and both of them will be hearing those words before they go on a trip to The Springs Resort & Spa in Costa Rica worth $12,640, for a new total of $15,240 in cash and trips!
SOLE BANKRUPT: Joseph & Karila
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $6,100
TRIP SPIN ID: TT6504135 (Thuy T. from Virginia!)
A Same Name Round begins with Jeff & Sarah calling two R’s for $7,000 and purchasing three E’s, followed by two N’s for another $1,600 and the buying of two A’s. But they then call a dud in S. Second, Holly & Mike call three G’s for the Wild Card, a D for a $1,000 Image Entertainment gift tag (which consists of a $500 gift certificate for each member of the team), but they then spin Lose a Turn. Third, Joseph & Karila call a $900 P, buy four A’s and light up three T’s for another $2,700, then we have…
_ A T T I N G / &
G R A D E / P _ I N T
A _ E R A G E
…and they solve BATTING & GRADE POINT AVERAGE for an additional $3,350 and $5,350 total.
SOLE DUD: $300 S (Jeff & Sarah)
SOLE LAT: Holly & Mike
$25,000 SPIN ID #2: MM8269603
IHOP Mystery Round category is What Are You Doing? Holly & Mike, who have yet to get on the board, are first in line with a $550 G and buy three O’s, then they call a $900 N and buy two I’s before lighting up a $900 L, buying a quartet of E’s and calling D for dud. Second, Joseph & Karila put up a trio of S’s for $1,650, a set of C’s to add $1,800 and a $700 H, then we see all of this…
C H O O S I N G / _ _
E L E C _ I _ E
C O _ _ S E S
…since I’ve graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University almost a year ago, I no longer will be CHOOSING MY ELECTIVE COURSES, but this team solves the puzzle for an additional $4,150, upping their score to $9,500.
SOLE DUD: $300 D (Holly & Mike)
Living Things is the $3,000 Toss-Up subject:
W _ _ _ _
L I _ _ _ S
Holly & Mike finally get off the zero mark with WATER LILIES!
Next category is Song Title. Holly & Mike open with a couple of R’s for $1,800 and buy pairs of E’s, A’s and I’s to clean out the vowels just like that. Afterwards, they light up double T’s for another $1,600, the same number of H’s for another C-note, a $300 G, a $450 L and a $400 K before they make a pretty silly choice of handing in their WC to fill in a $400 D and we have now:
T H E / K I D _
A R E / A L R I G H T
They solve “THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT” by The Who for $5,200 more and $8,200 altogether.
Speed-Up Round category is Thing and consonants will each pay off at…$1,500. After Jeff & Sarah make a P appear…
_ N / _ P E N - _ N D -
S _ _ T / _ _ S E
…they’ve won AN OPEN-AND-SHUT CASE for an extra six grand, giving them a winning total of $21,240 in cash and Costa Rica- that makes them the first team ever to play for the $1,000,000 on this show! Joseph & Karila leave with $9,500 and Holly & Mike didn’t do so badly either, as they take with them $8,200.
A total of $38,940 in cash and vacations has been given away so far on the night.
DUDS: L (Holly & Mike), R (Jeff & Sarah)
NO BANKRUPT TRASH TONIGHT
(Note: During the final commercial break, we see a clip of Michelle Lowenstein’s $1M win while we see the non-spotlight version of the $1M graphic.)
MAXWELL HOUSE MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #8: Sarah of the Smiths spin the A in GAME and the category is Thing. Starting with:
S _ _ T _ _ R E
_ _ _ _ T E
They call C, K, P and O and get…
S O _ T _ _ R E
_ P _ _ T E
…they DON'T get either part of SOFTWARE UPDATE for…
…$30,000. They leave with $21,240 in cash and trips.
MILLION DOLLAR LOCATION: N of WIN
Jeopardy!: The second semi-final matchup is Jason Zollinger vs. Nick Yozamp (who’s celebrating his birthday tonight!) vs. Liz Murphy.
Tonight’s first six subjects are:
LEGISLATURES OF THE WORLD
“The New York Times: Letters to the Editor”
LIZ LEADS OFF WITH THE MIDDLE LEGISLATURES OF THE WORLD CLUE (Daily Double Hunting Alert):
Lithuania has a Semias; this neighbor to the north has a Saeima.
Jason: “What is Latvia?”- CORRECT ($600); $200 LEGISGLATURES OF THE WORLD CLUE
This party has a sizable majority (614 of 614) in Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power.
Jason: “What is the Communist Party?”- RIGHT ($800); $400 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
This 105-member Canadian body has a mandatory retirement age of 75; Strom Thurmond would have protested.
Nick: “What is the Senate?”- CORRECT ($400); $800 CLUE, SAME SUBJECT
DAILY DOUBLE! For $600, here is the clue:
This land’s legislature is the State Great Hural, hural meaning a council of Khans.
“What is Mongolia?”…he now has the early lead with $1,000.
FINAL LEGISLATURES OF THE WORLD CLUE: TOLD BY SARAH WHITCOMB FROM THE NETHERLANDS:
I’m in The Hague of the meeting place of the first chamber, part of this Dutch parliament for which a NYC burrough is named.
Nick: “What is Manhattan?”- INCORRECT (NOTHING)
Liz: “What is Harlem?”- WRONG (-$1,000)
FIRST TRIPLE STUMPER OF THE NIGHT: The Staten-Generaal
FIRST DOUBLE “E” CLUE:
It’s the genealogical record of an animal’s breeding (and also the name of Triple H’s finishing move in WWE).
Liz: “What is Pedigree?”- CORRECT (-$800); $400 DOUBLE “E” CLUE
Two-word term for an area where hidden police strictly enforce motorist velocity.
Nick: “What is a speed trap?”- CORRECT ($400); MIDDLE CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
Two-word numerical term for burial at sea or just getting rid of something.
TRIPLE STUMPER #2: Deep-six
$800 CLUE, SAME TOPIC:
To plead or implore urgently.
Liz: “What is beseech?”- CORRECT (NOTHING); FINAL DOUBLE “E” CLUE
To go forward or onward.
Jason: “What is proceed?”- RIGHT ($1,800); $200 THE ATMOSPHERE CLUE
The overall effect of these, especially thick stratocumulus ones, is to cool the Earth’s surface.
Jason: “What are clouds?”- RIGHT ($2,000); $400 ATMOSPHERE CLUE READ BY SARAH
Fossil fuel-burning industries emit sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which combine with water in the atmosphere and fall as this nasty stuff.
Jason: “What is acid rain?”- RIGHT ($2,400); MIDDLE CLUE, SAME SUBJECT
Rossby waves are formed when air from these two chilly spots heads for The Equator.
Nick: “What are the poles?”- CORRECT ($1,000); $800 CLUE, SAME TOPIC
At about 37,000’, this “sphere” begins and the temperature actually rises with altitude; give that blanket back to a flight attendant.
Nick: “What is the thermosphere?”- NO ($200)
Jason: “What is the stratosphere?”- RIGHT ($3,200); FIRST BREAK
FINAL CLUE ON THE ATMOSPHERE:
The way up-there ionosphere was defined as where ions are numerous enough to affect the propagation of these waves.
Jason: “What are radio waves?”- RIGHT ($4,200); $200 GOOD DOGGIE CLUE
The Penbrook variety of this breed is popular with royalty.
Jason: “What are Corgies?”- RIGHT ($4,400); $400 DOGGIE CLUE
Lord Tweedmouth bred some yellow these to produce the breed we know as golden these (remember, my family's Ginger is one).
Jason: “What are Retrievers?”- RIGHT ($4,800); MIDDLE CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
This breed was originally raised by the Romans to fight lions.
Jason: “What is a Rottweiler?”- RIGHT AGAIN ($5,400); $800 CLUE, SAME TOPIC
The Pharaohs bred this ancient dog, also called the Gazelle Hound.
Jason: “What’s a Greyhound?”- WRONG ($4,600)
TRIPLE STUMPER #3: Saluki
FINAL DOGGIE CLUE:
The name of this breed comes from a Slavic word meaning “swift”.
Liz: “What is a Borzoi?”- CORRECT ($1,000); $200 McACTORS CLUE
This star of “Failure To Launch” was born November 4, 1969, the same day as Diddy.
Jason: “Who is Matthew McConaughey?”- RIGHT ($4,800); $400 McACTORS CLUE
He’s Eric Lensherr, aka Magneto, in the “X-Men” films.
TRIPLE STUMPER #4: Ian McKellan
$200 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR CLUE:
This Connecticut Senator wants to spread homeland security funds, as the enemy “…will strike wherever there is a…target”.
Liz: “Who is (Joe) Lieberman?”- CORRECT ($1,200); $400 LETTERS CLUE
This author of “Push” wrote a letter to the editor saying “…silence will not save African Americans”.
TRIPLE STUMPER #5: William Safire
MIDDLE CLUE, SAME TOPIC:
In a lighter vein, Ogden Nash wrote to complain that these won’t stick unless he uses Scotch Tape.
TRIPLE STUMPER #6: Stamps
$800 CLUE, SAME SUBJECT:
A 1998 letter from this longtime head of the Motion Picture Association of America praised China’s crackdown on piracy.
Jason: “Who was (Jack) Valente?”- RIGHT ($5,600); FINAL LETTERS CLUE
In a 1934 letter, this economist said a U.S. recovery would be helped by low interest rates, like in Britain.
Jason: “Who is John Menard Keynes?”- RIGHT ($6,600); MIDDLE McACTORS CLUE
Oh, yeah, we loved her performance as Brainerd, MN’s pregnant police chief Marge Gunderson.
Liz: “Who is Francis McDormand?”- CORRECT ($1,800)
Before he was “Wanted” by Angelina Jolie, he sought “Atonement” with Keira Knightley.
Liz: “Who is (James) MacAvoy?”- RIGHT ($2,600)
FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:
Ilya Kuryakin on “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, he plays Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard on “NCIS”.
TRIPLE STUMPER #7: David McCallum
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,000
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $4,800
SCORES AFTER OPENING ROUND:
ALL ROADS LEAD TO CECIL RHODES
RECORD OF THE YEAR GRAMMY NOMINEES
STATES’ LOWEST POINTS
DARWIN IN THE GALAPAGOS (the first, third and last clues are read by Alex Trebek from that place in Ecuador)
$400 STATES’ LOWEST POINTS CLUE:
178 feet above sea level on the Mississippi River in metropolitan Memphis.
Nick: “What is Tennessee?”- CORRECT ($600); $800 STATES’ LOWEST POINTS CLUE
479 feet above sea level on the Colorado River in Clark County, just south of Laughlin.
Jason: “What is Nevada?”- RIGHT ($7,400); $400 ALL ROADS LEAD TO CECIL RHODES CLUE
When not in Africa, Rhodes intermittently attended this British university where Rhodes scholars go today.
Liz: “What is Oxford?”- CORRECT ($3,000); MIDDLE CLUE ON STATES’ LOWEST POINTS
Ninety-five feet above sea level on Lake Champlain.
Nick: “What is New York?”- NO (-$600)
Liz: “What is Vermont?”- RIGHT ($4,200); $1,600 STATES’ LOWEST POINT
282 feet below sea level at Badwater Basin in Inyo County.
FIRST TRIPLE STUMPER OF THE ROUND: California
FINAL STATES’ LOWEST POINT:
679 feet above sea level on the Verdigris River near its southern border with Oklahoma.
Liz: “What is Kansas?”- RIGHT ($6,200); $800 RECORD OF THE YEAR GRAMMY NOMINEES CLUE (DD Hunting Alert)
1994 for “All I Wanna Do”
Jason: “Who is Sheryl Crow?”- YOU BET ($8,200); $800 CECIL RHODES CLUE
Rhodes’ 1902 will called for a new secret society to take back the U.S. for Britain; in 1877, he joined this secret society.
Liz: “Who are the Masons?”- RIGHT ($7,000); MIDDLE CECIL RHODES CLUE
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYY DOUBLE #1! She wagers $2,200. This clue could put her in the lead if she’s right:
In 1888, Rhodes secured a near-monopoly of South Africa diamond mining and formed this company.
“What is De Beers?”…RIGHT FOR A $1,000 LEAD WITH $9,200!
$400 DARWIN IN THE GALAPAGOS CLUE:
Specimens of finches from different parts of Galapagos gave Darwin a deep insight to evolution; later, back home in England, he figured out its mechanism- this two-word term.
Nick: “What is Natural Selection?”- CORRECT (-$200); $1,600 CECIL RHODES CLUE
A gold coin bears the name of this South African President whom Rhodes and others tried to overthrow in 1895.
Liz: “Who was (Paul) Krueger?”- YES ($10,800); FINAL CLUE ON CECIL RHODES
In 1890, Rhodes became Prime Minister & virtual dictator of this South Africa “colony”.
Jason: “What is the Cape Colony?”- RIGHT ($10,200); $400 RHYME TIME CLUE
I’ve created this, an exact duplicate of the flower you’ve requested from that field in Afghanistan.
Liz: “What is poppy copy?”- YES INDEED ($11,200); $800 RHYME TIME CLUE
Two-word phrase- the photographer on Discovery could have said while close to the Russian Space Station in 1998.
Liz: “What is Mir Here?”- RIGHT ($12,000; “mir near” would’ve also been acceptable); MIDDLE CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
Vexing problem involving the famous words “We the people”.
TRIPLE STUMPER #9: Preamble Scramble
$800 DARWIN CLUE:
Ecuador made the Galapagos its first national park in 1959, the centennial year of this seminal Darwin work.
Jason: “What is the Origin of Species?”- RIGHT ($11,000); $400 RECORD OF THE YEAR NOMINEES CLUE
1988 for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
Liz: “Who is Bobby McFerrin?”- RIGHT ($12,400); MIDDLE RECORD OF THE YEAR NOMINEES CLUE
2006 for “Not Ready To Make Nice”
Jason: “Who are The Dixie Chicks?”- OF COURSE ($12,200); $1,600 CLUE, SAME SUBJECT
1982 for “Rosanna”
Jason: “Who is Toto?”- RIGHT FOR THE LEAD BACK! ($13,800); FINAL CLUE ON RECORD OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
2009 for “Use Somebody”
Nick: “Who are the Kings of Leon?”- CORRECT ($1,800); MIDDLE DARWIN CLUE
“The circumstance that several of the islands possess their own species strikes me with wonder,” Darwin wrote in “Journal of Researches”, which today is better known as “The Voyage of” this.
Nick: “What is the Beagle?”- RIGHT ($3,000); $1,600 DARWIN CLUE
Young Darwin saw himself as a geologist, and his first entry on the Isles says “They are all formed of…rocks” from this event.
TRIPLE STUMPER #10: Volcanic eruption
FINAL DARWIN CLUE:
Darwin believed the shape of the mouth of this reptile might be an adaptation to its herbivorous diet.
TRIPLE STUMPER #11: Iguana
MIDDLE “EU” VEY! CLUE (DD Hunting Alert):
This crumbly coffee cake topping is often paired with “swirl”.
Liz: “What is streusel?”- RIGHT ($13,600); $1,600 “EU” CLUE
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYY DOUBLE #2!!! She opts to bet two grand on the following information:
He whipped The Continental Army into shape in the 1770s; the Ohio ville named for him lost the Prussian pronunciation.
“Who is (Von) Steuban?”…GOT IT TO REGAIN THE LEAD AT $15,600!
$2,000 CLUE, SAME CATEGORY (one-minute alert):
This mid-20th Century architect designed Palm Springs’ Kaufman House, seen here.
TRIPLE STUMPER #12: Richard Neutan
$1,600 RHYME TIME CLUE:
Within the structure seen here lies the tube that passes food from pharnyx to stomach.
“What is Czar Cohpahgus Esophagus?”- RIGHT ($15,400); $2,000 RHYME TIME
An invisible member of a U.S. armed service founded in 1775.
TRIPLE STUMPER #13: Unseen Marine
$800 “EU” CLUE
Josef Breuber wrote an 1895 book on Hysteria with this fellow Austrian.
Jason: “Who is Sigmund Freud?”- RIGHT FOR THE LEAD BACK! ($16,200)
LAST CLUE BEFORE FINAL JEOPARDY! FOR $400:
The last words of Nazi field marshall Wilhelm Keitel were this “uber alles”.
Nick: “What is Deutchland?”- CORRECT ($3,400)
DJ! LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $10,400
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Tonight's final will put both the 4/5 betting situation and the strong form of Shore's Conjecture in effect.
FJ! CATEGORY: Roman Emperors.
In 59 A.D., Agrippina wrote to this man, her son, “Tell me, why should I plot against your life?”-- she was killed anyway.
Nick Yozamp put down “Who is Nero?”…YES, but he didn’t wager a penny (for the record, his suggested wagering limit was $2,200). Liz Murphy…is also right. Surprisingly, she only risked $1,201 (which just barely fit her suggested betting range of $1,201-$8,799), making her final score $16,801. Let’s see how Jason Zollinger did…
…HE COMPLETES THE TRIFECTA AND BET $15,001, MAKING HIM A FINALIST WITH $31,201!
Conclusion of Drew Scheeler's game (video form)
Start of Phillip Ettman's game
9: "Deal or No Deal", "Jeopardy!" & "The Price is Right"
8: "The Newlywed Game"
7: "Millionaire" & "Wheel of Fortune"
6: "Let's Make a Deal"