LMAD: The first deal of the day is a couples one with Patti & Steven (she's holding a stuffed animal). Here are their choices:
Bankroll (Wayne Brady)- $50 BILL ON THE OUTSIDE
Curtain #1 (Tiffany Coyne): LAND
Curtain #2 (Tiffany): AIR
Curtain #3 (Tiffany): SEA
They finally settle on Curtain #3 after turning down $400 and $500...and they win a WaveRunner worth $8,299! But let's see if they could've done even better:
Curtain #1: KIA Rio
Curtain #2: Tanque Verde Ranch trip ($3,731)
Somebody named Kim was telling them what to do for a majority of this deal.
The second contestant is Tina (dressed as a clown with a black purse). It's time for the Purse Items Deal with Ted (who is a college student) joining her.
ROUND 1: At least $.50 in change
Found: YES ($500 apiece)
ROUND 2: Comb or hairbrush
Found: YES (both of them to be exact; $1,000 each)
FINAL ROUND: Anything edible
Found: YES (a crumpled Mr. Goodbar wrapper; $1,500 each)
Ted sells what's behind the big box...a martial arts instructional snap video with Jonathan Mangum & Wayne! Tina then listens to her father on also keeping her money, so that will cost her behind Curtain #1...a Beverly Hills Makeover (including a $500 shopping spree) worth $4,532.
Deal #3 is the Half or All-In Deal, and the next trader is Cartralia (who's dressed as a doctor). In this playing, Jonathan & Wayne both do an interpretive dance for both the green and the red small boxes (the first of which Wayne takes off his tuxedo!). After seeing all of that nonsense, Cartralia goes ALL-IN on the red box...but she ZONKS OUT on some BROKEN cell phones. If she had played it safe by going with the green one, in addition to the $300, she would've gotten the one-year Gold's Gym membership, the 32 GB iPhone 3GS, the 16 GB iPod Nano, the Nike iPod Sports Kit and a $300 iTunes gift card, as well as a $1,000 bonus, making this prize package worth $2,907. But at least she gets a Benjamin back as a consolation prize.
Coming out of his seat to make a deal next is Pablo (who's wearing an orange suit); he's taking part in the classic Treasure Chest Deal. He starts off by giving Curtain #2 to Usha from Houston, TX (who's wearing an alligator hat). After she's offered $500 or $600, she keeps the middle curtain...and wins a stainless-steel BBQ worth $1,799. Secondly, Gerald (dressed as a genie, I think) gets Curtain #1 handed to him before selling it for $900 (his previous offers were $500 and $700)...but if he had stuck with that curtain, he would've literally rolled a gutter ball with a ZONK bowling set that included a square bowling ball! That leaves Pablo with either the chest or the blue small box (Jonathan). He goes all the way with his chest...and we find a ton of nuts, but there's also a golden envelope with a check for $2,000 inside! But in the box was...a $5,400 trip to the Orchard Garden Hotel in San Francisco.
The Ca$h Train then arrives for Shantel (dressed as a pirate girl) to take a ride on.
1. #3- $250
2. #1- QUADRUPLE
This morning's Sure Thing Jackpot at Curtain #3 starts with a stainless-steel dishwasher and gas range worth $2,648. She will go on at least one more time.
3. #2- DOUBLE
We now add to the STJ a stainless-steel refrigerator, making it now worth a total of $4,077...and she decides to quit this time.
4. #1- ZONK
THE BIG DEAL: Wednesday's Big Deal has a value of $22,616, and just before the final commercial break, Patti & Steven trade back their WaveRunner for Door #1. We begin with Door #3, which had a living room that featured the Samsung 46" LCD HDTV and a Blu-Ray Disc system, all valued at...$7,250. I can tell you right now that their door has the Bank Vault...but only $2,847 is inside there today, so Shantel becomes the day's top winner and nobody will be going on these vacations to the Windjammer Landing Resort in St. Lucia and the Berns Salonger Hotel in Sweden.
TPIR: Can we get anything going today at The Bob Barker Studio? Let's find out as Rich Fields calls on Kathleen Scott, Kevin Silversmith, Barbara Frye and Chelsie Apland. Coming on down from the ceiling is the first IUFB, the Canon digital SLR camera w/ the 4 GB memory card.
Kathleen from Anaheim plays the Money Game for the Ford Focus SE (Std., AT)(Gwendolyn at Door #3). Board:
MIDDLE NUMBER: 7 ($ _ _ , 7 _ _)
She gets the 18 right away as the front of the car
($ 1 8 , 7 _ _)...BUT SHE LOSES TO SEMI EL-CHEAPO. With her subsequent picks of 48, 63, 85 and 72, that gives her a total of $268.
Fifth is Idia Moore and the second IUFB is a Jura Capresso center (Manuela & Rachel).
Kevin plays Double Prices for a contemporary dining room that includes the Noritake stuff (Gwen at Door #2). All of that totals either $8,377 or $10,259. After he picks $8,377...HE ENDS THE 16 PRICING GAME LOSING STREAK!
(Note: As of right now, the show's current logo replaces the older one on the DP board.)
Coming on down sixth is Drew Woodcock and the third IUFB is some Springwear from Diane Von Furstenberg (Manuela behind the Giant Price Tag).
Barbara plays the $1,000 Clock Game (Door #3) for an upright exercise bike (Rachel) and a PowerBlock weightlifting bench; also at stake is the steam shower from SteamShowersInc. (Gwen). The bike was priced at $599, and she starts with $1,300 before going down in $100 increments until she gets to $500, then she bids $565 before nailing the price down with :19 left. The ARP of the bench was $964, and she again starts with a $1,300 bid before going down in hundreds. Once she gets to the $900 mark, she goes with $999, $950, $959, $960, $970, $965, $955 and ones up from there before PAINFULLY RUNNING OUT OF TIME WITH $959.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Kathleen ($1,628): 45 + 55 = WINS ANOTHER $1,000!
Barbara ($2,069): 15 + 85 = WINS $1,000 ALSO!
Kevin ($9,376): 40 + 80 = OVER BY $.20
Kathleen: WINS ANOTHER $25,000!!!!! (and this happens exactly a year after George Diaz did the same thing!)
Barbara: Dime- KATHLEEN GOES TO THE SHOWCASE!
Barbara leaves with $3,069 in cash and prizes.
Video Bonus: Second $26K SCSD win of 2010
Coming out of the Peanut Gallery after that exciting SCSD is Debbie Olsen and IUFB #4 is the his/her Dahon mountain bikes (Gwen & Rachel at Door #3). The winner will play for a trip in PG #4.
Chelsie completes the First Four Sweep and gets a chance to go to the Hotel Allegro in Chicago, a trip valued at $5,033 (Manuela at Door #4) if she wins Pick-a-Pair. The half-dozen groceries in play on this Wednesday are the Jumbo Space Bag, Wesson Canola Oil, CoverGirl Lash Blast, the Bounce Lint Roller, Neo to Go! and a big box of Stouffer's Macaroni & Cheese. She first picks the mascara, which is $6.79. Her second choice is the Mac & Cheese...but that's $10.99. After she drops the mascara, she wins with the $10.99 Space Bag!
After her comes Lorana Brown and the next IUFB is the twin Croton watches (Manuela).
ARP: A C-note
Debbie plays One Away (Gwen) for the Chevrolet Malibu (Std., Prot, Remote, Mats, EBH)(Rachel at Door #3; only the zoom-in for this door is used during this segment). Board:
$ 3 4 , 7 6 8
$ 2 3 , 8 5 9
Four of those are right (if she had guessed that during the January 18th playing for the Equinox, she would've had an EXACTA). She needs to change that 5...
$ 2 3 , 8 7 9
...AND SHE DOES SO (despite the audience moaning about it)!
The last player called on is Bobby Clark and the last IUFB is the two Nook digital readers (Gwen & Rachel).
Drew, you're playing Pl!nko (after Mr. Carey places your nametag on his suit)! Today's SPs are modeled by Manuela.
1. Electric buffet
IS NOT: $40
PICK: 0- $49
2. Cuisinart ice cream maker
IS NOT: $89
PICK: 9- $85
3. Polka-dot hair dryer
IS NOT: $39
PICK: 9- $69
4. Travel mug
IS NOT: $40
PICK: 4- $20
The second Pl!nko Chip is brought to him by Rachel.
1. $1,000 (Right)
2. $100 (Right)- WINS $1,100
My lineup today:
1. Clock Game
3. Money Game
4. Double Prices
6. One Away
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Drew ($1,687): 30 + 45 = Three Quarters
Chelsie ($6,031): 15 + 40 = $.55
Debbie ($24,879): 65 + BUCK = OVER; DREW MOVES ON
(IMPORTANT NOTE: Debbie's husband recently got in a serious accident, so I guess that the Malibu that she just won will replace his car.)
For the first Showcase, since tonight is the "American Idol" season finale, I'm going to give a song title that includes each of the prizes.
1. "My Computer" by Prince- A black desktop computer system that includes a 42" Sharp LCD HDTV and $3,000 in gift cards from Amazon.com, eBay and Overstock.com (Rachel at Door #1)
2. "Rome" by Phoenix- Trip to the Atlante Hotel (Gwen at Door #4; includes a personal shopper)
3. "One Night in Bangkok" by Murray Head- Trip to said city (Manuela at Door #2; includes a visit at a night market)
KATHLEEN PASSES TO DREW; DREW BIDS $27,500 ON COMPUTER/TRIPS SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR COMPUTER/TRIPS SHOWCASE: $24,787
Kathleen's Showcase is all about investing. First, you could take a guided walking tour of the struggling Wall Street while in NYC (Rachel in between Doors #2 & #3; also includes hotel accomodations at The Westin New York At Times Square and your very own stock ticker). Second, you might soon figure out how to finance $2,500 more (Rachel in between Doors #2 & #3). Finally, if you win this Showcase, you'll have no problem paying the taxes and title on this Ford Taurus (Manuela at Door #3).
KATHLEEN BIDS 23 GRAND ON WALL STREET SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY (that doesn't even cover the car)
MY BID ON WALL STREET SHOWCASE: $33,568
ARP: $33,422 (I WSD'ed)
OVER- KATHLEEN WINS!
Kathleen's total haul in cash and stuff: $61,050! And it's a good thing that she won a car at the end, because her 1997 car just became a clunker!
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 3-3
TOTAL WINNINGS: $106,092 (fourth-highest total this season)
TNG: Wednesday's duos:
Steve & Eartha (married 5/6 of a year)
Jason & Nicole (married 1/3 of a year)
Paul & Leah (married 1/2 a year; Paul's nickname is "Turbo")
Randy's Intro: "A woman who wants it all right now"
1. If your wife were posing as a nude model for an art class, which of your husband's friends would be the first to sign up?
2. Your wife is most likely to scream at you "Not so loud" while you're doing what?
3. Knowing your wife as well as you do, you'd say that when she was a student, she definitely missed school the day they taught what?
2. Teaching her kids martial arts
2. Making love in the bedroom
3. How to keep quiet
SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: St. James' Club
1. Stuke- MATCH (5)
2. Repeating something that's supposed to be confidential- NO MATCH
3. Math- NO MATCH
1. Jeff- MATCH (5)
2. Playing fantasy baseball- NO MATCH
3. Home Economics- MATCH (10)
1. Tommy- MATCH (5)
2. Playing "Farmville"- NO MATCH
3. History- NO MATCH
Reeds Romance Moment of the Night: Eartha & Steve after their first match of the night
1. If you punched your husband as hard as you could in the stomach, which of the following would happen- he'd smile and say "I hardly felt a thing", he'd grab his belly in pain and say "Oof, good punch honey" or he'd fall to the ground in the fetal position and say "Momma"?
2. What's the one word in your husband's vocabulary that you'd wish he'd lost once and for all (keep it clean, please)?
Miracle Whip Question of the Night: If the two of you were out and a man started to hit on you in front of your husband, how would your husband react?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: Growing up, if your husband had appeared on "Star Search", his talent would've been ____________, but if you had appeared on the show, you would've shown off your ability to ____________.
1. Grab his belly
3. Stop him
BONUS: Playing the guitar, belly dance (and she does just that after locking in an answer!)
3. Stop him
BONUS: Scrapbooking, singing
1. Grab his belly
3. Stop him
BONUS: Playing the guitar, acting
1. Smile- NO MATCH
2. Filter- MATCH (15)
3. Beat him down- NO MATCH
BONUS: Musician, dancing- TWO MATCHES (TRIPLE to 45)
1. Smile- MATCH (20)
2. Nicole- ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE
3. Get into an alteraction- NO MATCH
BONUS: Playing the guitar, singing- OUT (35)
1. Smile- NO MATCH
2. Nothing- NO MATCH
3. Redirect him- ACCEPTABLE (15)
BONUS: Playing music, dancing- LOSS (DOUBLE to 30); NICOLE & STEVE WIN
Tonight's Consolation Prize: Cuisinart single-serve brewing system
DOND: The second-to-last syndicated contestant is #9 Joe Camella from Rhode Island (who's aiming to pay off his youngest child's student loans).
1. #1 (Yannyra)- $10
2. #3 (Erica)- $500,000
3. #5 (Danille)- $100
4. #11 (Lisa)- PENNY
5. #7 (Jeanette)- $25,000
OPENING OFFER: $14,000- NO DEAL
1. #13 (Pablo)- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED ALREADY)
2. #15 (Barbara)- $200
3. #19 (Marilyn)- BUCK
4. #17 (Tim)- $25
5. #21 (April)- $100,000 (STRIKE ONE)
SECOND OFFER: $12,000- NO DEAL
1. #6 (Gene)- $5,000
2. #16 (Marisa)- $250,000 (BIG STRIKE TWO)
3. #8 (Sharla)- $5
4. #2 (Mike)- $500
THIRD OFFER: $999- NO DEAL
1. #14 (Kelly)- $50
2. #18 (Nicholas)- $2,500
FOURTH OFFER: $8,000- NO DEAL
1. #10 (Marni)- $75,000 (STRIKEOUT)
2. #12 (Jamielynn)- $1,000
FIFTH OFFER: $2,500- NO DEAL
Rest of Joe's game:
19th PICK: #4 (Cricket)- $7,500
SIXTH OFFER: $3,000- NO DEAL
20th PICK: #22 (Shawn)- $10,000; RIGHT SIDE CLEARED
He'll have to settle for $400 after turning down the final offer of $350.
WOF: I have another pre-recap announcement regarding Pat Sajak- he WILL be a part of the upcoming "Wheel of Fortune" video games that will be coming out soon!
The first Toss-Up category is Proper Name. To be specific, we're looking for a major-league sports team:
_ E A _ T L E
M A R I _ _ _ S
Ken Griffey, Jr. is currently a part this team for the second time after he was formerly with the Cincinatti Reds for a while, and Brock knows that would be the SEATTLE MARINERS for $1,000.
$25,000 SPIN ID #1: TG0660275
Before they can watch "Idol" tonight, these three players are here to hopefully win big:
Brock McCorkgall (Fontana, CA)- High school teacher
Nikki Padise (Raleigh, NC)- Physical therapist
Gail Gulko (Braintree, MA)- Event planner
$2,000 Toss-Up category is People:
G _ R _ / S _ _ U T
_ _ O _ _
This should actually be a Person, but Nikki still solves GIRL SCOUT TROOP no problem for $2,000.
After a $9,900 ski trip to the Moonlight Basin in Big Sky flies onto the wheel, the Pure Silk Jackpot Round category is On the Map. Nikki leads off with a $550 T, a $500 H and buys two E's and three A's, then she calls two N's for another $1,200 and buys an I before calling a $300 C and purchasing the O to clean out the vowels. Afterwards, she lights up pairs of D's and R's for another $1,600 apiece and we have:
T H E / C A N A D I A N
_ O R D E R
She solves THE CANADIAN BORDER (this same puzzle, sans the first word, was once BLOWN in the bonus round all the way back in 1988) for another $4,750 and $6,750 total. Too bad this was NOT a Prize Puzzle.
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $8,550
However, this next puzzle is, with the category being What Are You Doing? First, Gail calls three N's for $1,500, buys four I's and A's, then after barely dodging the Bankrupt next to the $3,500 wedge, she calls a $300 G. After that, she calls a $900 H, buys the rest of the vowels (an E, an O and two U's) and puts up a $500 L, a $300 M, two Y's for another grand and a $300 W. But she then hits the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose $3,550. Brock follows that up with a $500 J but then D for dud. Nikki then tries for the bonus trip with the following...
E N J O Y I N G
M Y / _ I _ _ _
H A W A I I A N
L U A U
...I don't think I will ever be ENJOYING MY FIRST HAWAIIAN LUAU, but this woman might after she solves this puzzle for a trip to The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas in Maui from Pleasant Holidays worth $7,075, for a new total of $13,825 in cash and trip.
SOLE DUD: $600 D (Brock)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Gail
TRIP SPIN ID: CH8859208 (Carolyn H. from Texas)
$25,000 SPIN ID #2: TH09181
IHOP Mystery Round category is Before & After. Brock begins with four S's for $2,400, the same number of R's for another $1,200, buys three E's, but he then Bankrupts the same way Gail did late in the last round to lose the remaining $3,350. Secondly, Nikki calls three N's for $1,500, a $500 D, but she then spins the regular Bankrupt in between $600 and $900 to give back two grand. Third, Gail calls a $300 H, purchases an A, lights up a $500 M and buys five O's prior to this lady making a T appear for the Wild Card. After she buys the sole I on this board, she calls a $900 B, buys the pair of U's to close the vowel department for this round of play and puts up a $450 Y before we see...
A N D / H E R E ' S
T O / Y O U / M R S.
R O B I N S O N
_ R U S O E
...her $1,150 solve of AND HERE'S TO YOU, MRS. ROBINSON CRUSOE is in jeopardy, because she pronounces the last name as if it was part of David Caruso, who is the star of "CSI: Miami"...but the judges give it to her anyway to put her on the board.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Brock, Nikki)
Living Thing is the $3,000 Toss-Up category:
D _ U _ L _ S
_ I _ / _ _ _ E
Brock quadruples his cash with a DOUGLAS FIR TREE.
Next subject is Around the House. He initially calls a $500 S, then he calls a couple of R's for another $1,200 and a trio of T's for another $2,400, but that's followed by a dud vowel buy of A before we move into Speed-Up Mode with this board...
_ _ _ _ T R _ _
T _ _ T _ _ R _ S _
...and the last three consonants in this puzzle are valued at $1,400 each. Nikki next calls for the twin C's...
_ _ _ C T R _ C
T _ _ T _ _ R _ S _
...and she nails ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH to ice her cake with the extra $2,800, giving her a winning maingame score of $16,625 in cash and Hawaiian getaway! Brock leaves with four large and Gail gets $1,150 (meaning her WC now goes into the dumpster).
So far, $21,775 in cash and vacation has been awarded this evening.
SOLE DUD (prior to big bell): A (Brock)
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $8,900
Maxwell House Big Money Round: Nikki will try to make the season's endgame win count read nothing but 7's. After she spins the I in SPIN, she is told by Pat that her bonus puzzle topic is Thing. Starting with:
_ _ _ - T _ E -
_ _ _ _ / R E _ _ R _
She calls C, D, P and I and gets...
_ _ _ - T _ E -
C _ _ _ / R E _ _ R _
...and she will be making an OFF-THE-CUFF REMARK (the best she could do with the last two words was CASH REFORMS) over NOT winning $30,000 here; she needed at least the F's and the M. She leaves with $16,625 in cash and trip.
Conclusion of Andy Stokan's game
Start of Game 3
(Also: Tom LaPorta hung on to his "Jeopardy!" championship with $17,601 tonight and $33,901 for two nights.)
8: "The Price is Right"
7: "Jeopardy!", "Millionaire" & "The Newlywed Game"
6: "Let's Make a Deal" & "Wheel of Fortune"
4: "Deal or No Deal"