LMAD: Before Jorge Salazar from Apple Valley, CA (dressed as an explorer) can do anything else, he has to give away two of the following- Curtain #1, Curtain #2 and/or the big box. We start off with him giving the box to Michelle, and she buys it for $600...it’s the Bosch washer/dryer package ($3,584). Secondly, Jorge gives the middle curtain to Myra (dressed as your typical checkered flag girl at an auto race). She originally wants $700 in exchange for that, but she changes her mind. A few seconds later, she gives the curtain back for good at the price of $900...and she just let a game room package go away at the last split-second ($5,746). That leaves Jorge with the choice of either some cash or his Curtain #1. He turns down $600, $700 and $900, but he then walks with $1,100...and he just sold the giant blow dryer, as well as a torn-up windsurfer!
The third contestant to play the Lotto is Cherie Ann (who’s wearing a birthday hat and an oversized Queen of Spades card). Like the last time, the car that’s up for grabs here is the Nissan Cube (Curtain #3). She picks Cards #2, #5 & #6.
1. #6- WAYNE
2. #5- CAR
She can go for either of those two prizes or settle for this Sure Thing behind Curtain #1- a Nikon digital camera package worth $2,175. She’s going for it with Card #2.
FINAL CARD: #2- JONATHAN
The other car was behind #8.
The third deal is the Personal Diary Deal. The first participant is Samantha (dressed as a cell phone), who hears this from Wayne Brady’s diary courtesy of Jonathan Mangum:
Dear Diary: What a wonderfully fantastic day this was. The quilting party was a huge success, and although no one came because I have no friends, I was able to quilt my own little people that hung out with me for several hours. Soon, they were born with my sparkling ancedotes and they left. Speaking of sparkling, I peeked inside the (red) small box and saw something with a lot of sparkle.
She can either have the red box or the silver envelope. Samantha takes the box…and she’s won a $2,100 pair of white gold diamond earrings from the Kazangian Brothers. As for the envelope…the Nissan Cube was in there. A second round of this deal will come soon.
The next two traders are Thomas and Robin (dressed as a cheerleader). They both begin with what’s inside the blue small box, which is a $1,000 newegg.com gift card. They first trade it away for what’s behind Curtain #2...one of the Pier 1 Imports living room packages ($4,168). After that, they both reject Curtain 3’s contents…a ZONK boxing set- PERFECT DEAL!
Time now for the couple of David (dressed as The Moon) & Kerry (dressed as some honey) to win some money with a few grocery items and their national introduction years. Each correct answer that comes from their mouths is worth $500.
1. Tuna Helper
CHOICES: 1972 or 1988
PICK: 1988- INCORRECT
2. Crunch ‘n Munch
CHOICES: 1966 or 1976
PICK: 1976- WRONG AGAIN
3. California Pizza Kitchen pizzas
CHOICES: 1965 or 1985
PICK: 1985- CORRECT
After everybody in this morning’s audience learns that they’re all getting a $60 gift certificate to CPK, David & Kerry give back their five Benjamins for Curtain #1...and back there is a second honeymoon vacation at the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino in St. Croix ($6,788)- PERFECT DEAL #2!
Finally, Veronica sees Wayne receive Jonathan’s diary from Tiffany Coyne, and the latest entry reads remarkably like this:
Dear Diary: Get a load of this- I’m really boomed. Today, I got fired from “Soul Train”. They thought that I was locking, but really, that’s just how I walk. So, I guess I’m gonna give up my life of a professional dancer to join Wayne on the very successful game show, and people tune into to watch while I sit in the corner and wish that I could fit into his pants. But instead, I guess I’ve gotta carry around this tremendous bud of mine. Well, while I cry, I looked behind Curtain #2 and saw something that would put me on cloud nine.
She turns down the bronze envelope in order to keep her curtain…but it’s a ZONK hang glider. That will cost her…a check for $2,600, so like Cherie Ann, she’ll only be getting some free pizza after this episode is over.
THE BIG DEAL: Thomas takes a crack at Friday’s Big Deal, which is worth $21,456 in cash and/or prizes. He chooses Door #1, because that‘s what he and his geeky friends wanted him to do if he got this far...AND HE’S WON ALL THREE DOORS OF PRIZES! First, behind Door #2 is…$1,776 from The Bank Vault! Second, Door #3 has…the Whistler, BC ski trip from The Journeymasters ($8,990)! And last, but not least…the Hyundai Accent Blue behind his door!
(Note: After this episode was taped, Jorge got engaged to his girlfriend Lisa Franco! The money he won helped him to buy an engagement ring for her.)
TPIR: Friday’s First Four consists of Carla Long (who‘s wearing a Cliff Hangers T-shirt), Robert Norris, Lawana E. Dawson and James Rasmussen. The opening IUFB is one of the Honda CRF 100 motorcycles (Lanisha behind splitting sign).
Robert plays It’s In the Bag (Gwendolyn & Rachel), and the six grocery items on that cart this time are a bag of Corazona’s Heart-Healthy Lightly Salted Pita Chips, the 100% Whey Protein, a Sara Lee Cheesecake with strawberries, the Glidden Paint Tester, a bottle of Mr. Bubble and some bubble gum lip gloss.
$2.94: Bubble bath
The first two items are right for $2,000. Robert presses his luck with the chips…and he’s right for $4,000! I hope he stops now, because I know the $8,000 item is actually the paint tester…and he does! The grand prize-winning item this morning was actually the Mr. Bubble.
Fifth is Mishell Hahn and the second IUFB is an Ocean Kayak package (Lanisha at Door #2).
Lawana plays Lucky $even for the $17,549 Ford Focus (Rachel). She manages to get the second and third numbers exactly right…but thanks to saying 7 and 5 again to close things out, she LOSES PAINFULLY.
Sixth is Regina Lawrence and the third IUFB is a selection of Diane Von Furstenberg accessories (Gwen & Rachel).
Carla plays Pushover for a stainless-steel kitchen appliance trio (Lanisha at Door #3). Her line of numbers:
She agrees with me by pushing to $8,057...BUT WE’RE BOTH WRONG! She should’ve pushed all the way to $6,380.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Lawana ($1,053; she does a Wheelie): Three Quarters
Carla ($1,477): 40 + 85 = OVER BY A QUARTER
Robert ($6,699): 35 + BUCK = OVER; LAWANA GOES TO THE SHOWCASE
Coming on down seventh is Amanda Black and the second-to-last IUFB of the week is the Lenovo laptop (Gwen).
Mishell, who is a mother, plays One Wrong Price for a modern dinette set marked at $2,300 (Lanisha), an Aico Queen Bed marked at $3,149 (Rachel) and a Pier 1 seating group marked at just $850 (Gwen). She goes with yours truly on the seating ground…and it’s actually $1,287!
The third player called down to the red spot is Michelle Francia and the next IUFB is a StreetStrider (Rachel).
ARP: Two large
James, the last of the FF to get on stage on this Friday, plays Master Key for all of these prizes behind Door #2- the Danby wine cooler ($999)(Rachel), $3,000 worth of Homegoods gift cards (Gwen) and the Hyundai Accent GS (Lanisha).
1. Pair of Marc Jacobs sunglasses
PICK: $98- CORRECT; PICKS KEY #3 (because of his son)
2. Darth Vader alarm clock/radio
PICK: $42- YES INDEED; PICKS KEY #1
Key #3: ZONK
Key #1: MASTER KEY!!!
The last player picked this week is Michael White and the final IUFB is his/her golf equipment (Lanisha at Door #3).
With that $1 bid, Regina plays Freeze Frame for a trip to Pebble Beach (Lanisha’s still at Door #3). The best-looking prices are $4,496, $5,589, $7,544, $8,927 and $9,612. She pulls the lever at $7,544...but she just missed it- the price was $4,496.
My lineup today:
1. One Wrong Price
2. Master Key
4. Freeze Frame
5. It’s In the Bag
6. Lucky $even
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Regina ($1,170): 40 + 85 = OVER BY A QUARTER
Mishell ($7,585): 20 + 40 = $.60
James ($19,949): WINS TOP WINNER’S SHOWCASE PODIUM WITH $.90!
The first Showcase is modeled by Gwen at Door #3, and back there we have an outdoor paradise package that includes a hammock, a classic EZ chair/chaise and a trip to the Casa Taz in Cabo San Lucas from Luxury Retreats Private Villas & Sales.
LAWANA BIDS 23 GRAND ON OUTDOORS SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR OUTDOORS SHOWCASE: $19,223
James has a chance at this Retro Showcase- the Panasonic 42” plasma HDTV w/ a Nintendo Wii package (Rachel at Door #2), the Skee-Ball game table (Rachel at Door #2), a cotton candy machine (Rachel at Door #2) and the Beetle (Std., AT, Sunroof, iPod)(Lanisha at Door #1).
Everybody in the studio gets to eat some cotton candy!
JAMES BIDS $27,995 ON RETRO SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR RETRO SHOWCASE: $28,617
OVER- JAMES WINS!
James wins $53,387 in total merchandise! But his Accent is nowhere to be found by the time this episode goes off the air.
TODAY’S PG RECORD: 2-3-1
TOTAL WINNINGS: $71,371
TNG: Friday's fierce couples:
David & Julie (married two months shy of two years)
Mat & Carissa (married 1/6 of a year)
Justin & Megan (married three months shy of two years)
Randy's Intro: "A woman who can make Dr. Ruth blush"
1. If sex were an Olympic sport, in what area would you score the highest- endurance, speed or artistic expression?
2. If you decided to get a tattoo to commemorate your wedding night, what would it look like?
Ladies Home Journal Question of the Night: Would you say your wife trusts you always, most of the time or she wish she could trust you even more?
1. Artistic expression
2. Wine glass
2. A heart with her name on it that's on his back
1. Artistic expression
2. Winged foot
SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: Almond Smugglers Cove
I'm very sure at least one couple will get on the board in this first round.
1. Endurance- NO MATCH
2. The Sun- NO MATCH
3. Always- MATCH (5)
1. Speed- MATCH (5)
2. A heart- MATCH (10)
3. Always- MATCH (15)
1. Artistic expression- MATCH (5)
2. Lightning bolt- NO MATCH
3. Always- MATCH (10)
Reeds Romance Moment of the Night: Carissa & Mat after completing their sweep of Round 1
1. If your husband's package was compared to something you drink out of, would it be a juice glass, a champagne flute or a Big Gulp?
2. If your husband was going to be away from you for a long time, what do you think is the one thing of yours that he would choose to bring as a fond reminder?
3. Complete the following: "I can always tell my husband is lying, because he ________________."
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "My absolute favorite part of foreplay is _____________, and for my husband, it's _____________."
2. Her teddy bear
3. Bites his lip
BONUS: Kissing, when she goes "downtown"
1. Big Gulp
2. A photo of her
3. Acts weird
BONUS: Getting massaged, kissing
1. Big Gulp
2. A photo of them
3. Bites his lower lip
BONUS: Going downtown (both)
1. Big Gulp- NO MATCH
2. A picture- NO MATCH
3. Talk fast- NO MATCH
BONUS: Kissing, playing with her chest- ONE MATCH (20)
1. Big Gulp- MATCH (25)
2. A picture of her- MATCH (35)
3. Stutter- NO MATCH
BONUS: Kissing, touching her butt- NO MATCH
1. Big Gulp- MATCH (20)
2. A picture of her- ACCEPTABLE (30)
3. Laugh- NO MATCH
BONUS: Going downtown (both)- WIN! (DOUBLE to 60)
Tonight's Consolation Prize: eBates.com gift certificate
WOF: This is the last night of the second "Thanks a Million! Sweepstakes". After this week, we will have only two weeks left in the season- Hideaways Week and the last America's Game Week.
But before we reveal the next-to-last $25,000-winning SPIN ID, here's the first Toss-Up puzzle in the category of Phrase:
_ O _ / _ _ F
T H _ / P _ _ S S
This is HOT OFF THE PRESS- Kimberly solving this puzzle for $1,000.
NEXT-TO-LAST $25K SPIN ID OF THE SEASON: LG08020
Let's meet Friday's hopefully fine players:
Kimberly Costner (Burlington, MA)- A University of New Hampshire senior who's studying Communications and is a part of their marching band
Laurel Richardson (Basin, UT)- Customer service representative
Eric Rajas (South El Monte, CA)- Hospital safety officer/L.A. Dodgers fan
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Living Thing:
T _ L _ _ _ G
P _ R R O _
For now, Kimberly's acting like a TALKING PARROT, and that gives her $3,000 for her efforts thus far.
After a trip to Sund's Lodge on Malcolm Island in British Columbia worth $9,280 goes on the wheel, the Pure Silk Jackpot Round category is Before & After. She immediately hits the Jackpot wedge and calls two S's for $1,000, a T for the Sierra Trading Post gift tag and buys four E's before calling four A's while on Free Play, an L for the Wild Card, but then a dud vowel of O. Secondly, Laurel calls a dud consonant in R. Third, Eric hits the Bankrupt next to the $2,500 wedge. Back to Kimberly just like that, she calls two N's for another $5,000 before opting to save her WC for now. Afterwards, she lights up a $400 P, buys an I to clean out the vowels, but we then have to clean her clock because she spins up the other natural Bankrupt to lose the WC and $6,650 in cash and gift tag. Laurel follows that with two C's for $1,400, a $500 D while on Jackpot and we have...
S P A C E
N E E D L E
I N / A / _ A _ S _ A C _
...she solves SPACE NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK for a $10,600 Jackpot and another $1,900, giving her a cash total of $12,500!
DUDS: O (Kimberly), $500 R (Laurel)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Eric, Kimberly)
We next deal with a big Food & Drink puzzle. Laurel, who might go down as the last Jackpot winner of the season, starts this round with an immediate dud of N. Second, Eric calls four S's for $2,400, buys an A and an E and calls two M's for another $1,400 before purchasing three I's and four O's. Next, he calls three R's for another $2,400, buys the last vowel of U and lights up three H's for another $900, two P's to add $600, a $300 C, a $400 K, but he then gets his second Bankrupt of the night on the right side of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose $7,150. After that, Kimberly puts up a $550 T, two D's for an extra $600, a $300 B and two W's for an additional $1,400 and we have:
B R A I S E D
P O R K / C H O P S
W I T H / W I _ D
M U S H R O O M S
She eats these BRAISED PORK CHOPS WITH WILD MUSHROOMS for $2,850 more and $5,850 total.
SOLE DUD: $400 N (Laurel)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Eric
FINAL $25K SPIN ID: CS9965933
IHOP Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Song Lyrics. Eric's first in line for this round of play, but he duds out quickly with the R. Second, Kimberly calls a $300 S, two T's to triple that amount, buys an A and calls a $300 N and a trio of H's for another $1,800 prior to buying a couple of A's and a quartet of O's. We have now...
O H / _ O N ' T
_ O _ / S H O _
_ E / T H E / _ A _
...she's right with Peter Frampton's "OH, WON'T YOU SHOW ME THE WAY" for the remaining $2,250 in her bank plus a $5,800 trip to the Lapaz Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica, giving her the lead with $13,900 in cash and vacation.
SOLE DUD: $300 R (Eric)
TRIP SPIN ID: BC8083559 (Bernard C. from California)
Surprisingly, even though the subject is Rhyme Time, the $3,000 Toss-Up is a one-wordy:
_ _ _ A C A _ A B _ A
Kimberly adds onto her score after saying the magic word of ABRACADABRA, boosting it to $16,900.
Speed-Up Round category is Proper Name and consonants are all worth...$6,000 for the second night in a row! We're looking for a professional sports team here. After Kimberly calls the L's...
_ _ R T L _ _ _
T R _ _ L / _ L _ _ _ E R S
...somebody blew 30 grand in this particular round last night because of their lack of cereal knowledge, BUT NOT THIS LADY! She nails the NBA's PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS to win the match big time with $46,900 in cash and Costa Rica! Here were the banks for the other two players at the time of her big solve:
Laurel leaves with her Jackpot Round winnings of $12,500 and Eric gets the $1,000 consolation.
$60,400 in cash and vacations has been awarded thus far tonight!
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding the WC): $13,800 in cash and gift tag
Maxwell House Big Money Round: Can Kimberly Costner put a cherry on top of her big evening? Let's find out. She spins the S in SPIN and the category is Things. Starting with:
_ _ _ _ N _
_ _ _ T S
CDMA...ENDS HER GAME. It was HIKING BOOTS; she needed at least the O's and the H. If she loses the $100,000, she also will have missed out on becoming the second-highest winner ever on this show...
...NO, she is actually the third and final contestant this week to lose $25K. But she came close, though- the $100K was in the P, and her Bonus Wheel spin just barely slid by it. In any case, she goes home with $46,900 in cash and trip!
Pat's credit in this week's full credit roll: Sasquatch wrangler
Jeopardy!: Tom LaPorta tries to go into Memorial Day as a four-time champion after facing these challengers tonight:
Elizabeth Schmitt (Dallas)- High School Drama & English teacher
Aaron Ammerman (Arlington, VA!)- Program analyst for the Department of Navy
Friday's first six subjects:
EDGAR AWARD WINNERS
MOVIE TAG LINES
PITCHING HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE WOO
SPELL CHECK HELL
GETTING TICKED OFF
LaPorta immediately uses the High School Strategy, starting with Movie Tag Lines...NO Daily Double hit as of yet. In the meantime, when we make it to the first break, Schmitt has the early lead with $2,800, which is $800 ahead of Ammerman and $1,000 over LaPorta. Shortly after the commercials have aired, LaPorta finds the sole DD of this round under the $400 Movie Tag Lines clue with both of the guys tied for second place with $2,000 each; however, Schmitt's in Lock Game Territory. That might temporarily change after he makes it a True DD on this clue:
This 2009 comedy proclaimed "Some guys just can't handle Vegas".
"What is 'The Hangover'?"...DOUBLE to $4,000! Time expires before we can get to the last two clues on Astronomy, but Schmitt's back in the lead by $200 over LaPorta with $5,400; Ammerman's a close third with $3,400.
LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $1,600
WHERE AM I? (Clue Crew clues)
NO. 1 QUESTIONS
FLY ME, BUT NOT TO THE MOON
INTERNATIONAL RHYME TIME
SHAMANISM ON YOU
GETTING TICKED ON
On the third clue of the round, Ammerman finds DD #1 attached to the middle Where Am I? clue with $4,600; he's $400 behind Schmitt and $600 off of LaPorta's leading total. He wagers two grand. For the lead, here's the clue from Jimmy McGuire:
I'm at Tsukiji, a seafood market that's known as a kitchen for 12 million people in this capital city.
"What is Tokyo?"...YES for the lead with $6,600! Five clues later, Schmitt finds the other one with the middle International Rhyme Time clue. She's at $7,800, $800 behind Ammerman for first place. She wagers $1,500 on the following:
Hotel Foyer where British policemen like to gather.
"What is the Bobby Lobby?"...WELL, WHAT DO YOU KNOW- THAT'S RIGHT TO TAKE OVER THE LEAD AT $9,300!
About midway in the round, the champion uses the HSS for the second time tonight. But we don't have enough time for the final two Getting Ticked On answers.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $6,000
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $7,600
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
We're wrapping up the week with a 4/5 FJ! betting situation.
FJ! CATEGORY: Awards & Honors.
A trophy named for this author is awarded to anyone who breaks the record for sailing a yacht around the world.
Champ Tom LaPorta came up with "Who is Ernest Hemingway?"...NO. I hope he wagered less than $600...BUT HE LOSES IT ALL, so he'll be leaving us with $51,501. Elizabeth Scmitt tried "Who is Pulitzer?"...ALSO WRONG. That costs her...$5,001, dropping her to $7,899. Aaron Ammerman's response was "Who is Verne?"...HE'S THE NEW CHAMP WITH 26 BIG ONES (when you add his $11K wager)!
DOND: #10 Marni Bukeri from Ohio (who is a Yoga teacher looking to eradicate her adoption fees) will go down as the last contestant of the syndicated version of "Deal or No Deal".
1. #5 (Danille)- $500
2. #19 (Marilyn)- $100,000
3. #8 (Sharla)- $2,500
4. #17 (Tim)- $300
5. #2 (Mike)- $10
OPENING OFFER: $19,000- NO DEAL
1. #4 (Diane)- $75,000
2. #22 (Shawn)- $200
3. #11 (Lisa)- $100
4. #1 (Yannyra)- $250,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED ALREADY)
5. #14 (Kelly)- $50
SECOND OFFER: $24,000- NO DEAL
1. #18 (Nicholas)- $7,500
2. #21 (April)- PENNY
3. #20 (Pasquale)- $5
4. #15 (Barbara)- $400
THIRD OFFER: $38,000- DEAL (huh?)
1. #9 (Al)- $10K
2. #6 (Gene)- BUCK
1. #12 (Jamielynn)- $5K
2. #16 (Marisa)- $50K
19th PICK: #7 (Jeanette)- $25
20th PICK: #3 (Erica)- $500K!
Her case wound up having...a C-note. That meant Pablo's #13 had $25K.
Millionaire (Last episode before two-week break):
Start of Game 2
8: "The Newlywed Game", "The Price is Right" & "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "Deal or No Deal", "Jeopardy!" & "Let's Make a Deal"