LMAD: These three people have a chance to walk away with $5,000 busting the Ca$h Pinatas- Erika (dressed as a sunflower), Amelia (dressed as a roulette wheel) and Timothy (dressed as a peanut). Here are their choices:
Timothy trades his pinata for what's behind Curtain #1...a beach sports package (includes private surfing lessons) worth $1,530. His pinata had...THE CASH. Secondly, Amelia keeps her pinata...she gave up a membership to the ZONK Fan Club (they didn't mean humans, though) AND IS $5,000 RICHER! Finally, Erika also hangs on to her pinata, passing up the beach package for...NOTHING BUT CANDY.
The second deal is being made with the rodeo clown couple of Michael & Sarah. Here are their choices:
Bronze envelope (Wayne Brady): CASH
Blue small box (Jonathan Mangum): HANDHELD
Big box (Tiffany Coyne): WEAR
Curtain #2 (Tiffany): THE BIG RISK
They take the smaller box...and win the 16 GB iPad plus the $500 iTunes gift card, giving them a total of $999 in prizes. Let's see what everything else was:
Big box: His/her Rolex watches ($8,400)
Middle curtain: Trip to The Bellagio in Las Vegas ($3,635)
Deal #3 is Rap Me a Deal. Megan hears the first rap about the blue small box, which ends with "...something you can smell". Her choice is that or Curtain #1. She goes with the box...and thanks to her dad, she gets some perfumes in garlic and sardine flavors. What was behind Curtain #1 smelled much better than that...a stainless-steel BBQ worth $4,599. She'll have to settle for $100. To be continued...
Later on in this episode, somebody will be headed to the show's ATM Machine. But we must now do the Rock, Paper, Scissors Deal with Raynee (dressed as a box of tissues) & Marilyn (dressed as a watch).
Raynee: Blue- ROCK
Marilyn: Red- SCISSORS; ELIMINATED WITH $100
Raynee then gives back her $1,000 for a chance to win the Chevrolet Cobalt ($16,490)(Curtain #3). She picks the Rock envelope, which corresponds to the object she won the first part of the game with...the good news is that the Paper envelope doesn't have the CAR, the bad news is that THE ROCK ONE DOESN'T HAVE IT, EITHER.
Time for Joy (dressed as a cheerleader) to go to that ATM Machine.
2. $100 ($350)
3. $200 ($550)
4. $1,000 ($1,550); QUITS
Since she still has that "Go big or go home" attitude from the time she woke up to attend this episode's taping, she's buying Curtain #3 for all of that money. Is that Chevy Cobalt still back there...YES- PERFECT DEAL!
Back to RMAD we go with Richard (who's wearing an Ireland soccer replica jersey). The rap regarding Curtain #1 has something to do with the word "eats". He keeps that curtain after giving back the silver envelope...because the bounced check was in said envelope, he's got himself a dining room worth $3,773!
THE BIG DEAL: Joy's still got that extreme gambling attitude, so she's trading back that automobile for a shot at a $25,153 Big Deal. She picks Door #1. Behind the door furthest to the right, #3, was a $7,100 trip to the Fairmount South Hampton in Bermuda. The middle door had...THE BD- a snowmobile, a VESPA scooter and a Kawasaki jet ski. That means she trades all the way down to a black range and a stainless-steel microwave worth $2,397, and she just gave a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE. Amelia becomes the day's top winner as a result with her five grand in cash.
TPIR: The first four names on Rich Fields' hit list consists of Kathy Turner, David Belman, Amy Rutberg (who's wearing one of those "I Love New York" T-shirts) and Kristine Chyplyk. And the opening IUFB is a digita slot car package that includes a race track (Rachel at Door #2).
Because Kristine overbid by $38, Amy will be the one playing Cover Up for the Hyundai Genesis (Std., Prot, Mats, Net)(Lanisha at Door #3). Board:
First number: 2 or 4?
Second number: 0, 2 or 3?
Third number: 0, 2, 3 or 4?
Fourth number: 2, 5, 7, 8 or 9?
Last number: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 or 9?
OPENING DUD PRICE: $17,940
Her first guess is $20,498...she has the first and third digits correct. Her second guess is $23,486...the 3 is now right. Third is $23,472...she has the 7 right now. She then loses with $23,475- it was $23,473 (which she was leaning towards). Great try.
Fifth is Josephine Settle and the second IUFB is several pairs of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and the 64 GB iPod Touch (Gwendolyn inside the clam).
David plays Most Expen$ive for the Samsung 46" 3-D LCD HDTV (Lanisha), the Heartland stainless-steel refrigerator (Rachel) and a treadmill (Gwen). He agrees with me on the refrigerator. The TV is $2,900, the treadmill is $2,100...and we're both right with the fridge at $3,599!
Sixth is Yessenia Castellanos and IUFB #3 is Head tennis equipment and the 10 one-hour private tennis lessons (Lanisha behind the rising sign).
Josephine was over by $30, whereas Kristine overbid by a buck more, meaning Kathy will play Grocery Game (Lanisha) for the Killerspin table tennis package, the poker table and the Mizerak pool table, a game room extravaganza worth $5,253 (Gwen & Rachel at Door #2). You're going to love this playing's category- groceries with Pricing Game names in them! The five in play are Bonkers Performance Tea, Bull's-Eye Original BBQ Sauce, Whiskas Temptations Savor Salmon Flavor Treats, a four-pack of Switch Orange Tangerine 100% Carbonated Juice and a box of Nutritions Living Hi-Lo 100% Natural Cereal.
1. 5 Cereals: 5 X $4.79 = WIPEOUT AT $23.95
For the record, here were the rest of the prices:
Cat treats: $1.79
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Amy ($1,362): Quarter + 30 = $.55
Kathy ($1,470): 30 + Dime = $.40
David ($9,668): Two Quarters- AMY GOES TO THE SHOWCASE
Coming on down next from the Army is Michael Torre and the fourth IUFB is a kayak package (Rachel at Door #3).
Josephine, who is one of Drew Carey's emotionally-charged biggest friends, plays Flip-Flop for a trip to the Millennium Hotel in Anchorage (Gwen at Door #2). Board:
She does the complete FF to $5,453...
$ 5 4 5 3
...AND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JANUARY 19, 2009, SOMEBODY WINS WITH THAT CHOICE!
Plugging in the orange spot next is Tiffany Gouch and the fifth IUFB is a selection of women's jewelry w/ some Coach scarves (Gwen & Lanisha).
Yessenia will play Pl!nko, with the quartet of SPs being handled by Rachel.
1. Marc Jacobs Lola Perfume
IS NOT: $80
PICK: 8- $85
2. Vacuum carafe
IS NOT: $48
PICK: 4- $40
3. Red spotlight lamp
IS NOT: $65
PICK: 5- $69
4. Rubik's Cube-shaped clock
IS NOT: $28
PICK: 8- $18
She did good on those tough SPs- the extra three PCs are given to her by Lanisha.
1. DUD (Right)
2. $1,000 (Left)
3. $100 (Left)
4. $500 (Right)- WINS $1,600
Coming out of the Peanut Gallery last is Brandon Price and the final IUFB is a bar set (Rachel behind splitting sign). Kristine's been here the whole show, but she will be bidding last.
ARP: $2,200, so Kristine has finally made it!
And not only that, she's playing Any Number for either the 17-piece Chef's Classic cookware set (Lanisha) or the Scion xB (Std., Security, Mats)(Gwen at Door #2).
1. 9- Pricey Ziffel ($ 9 . _ _)
2. 7- Cookware ($ _ 7 _)
3. 8- SCION ($ 1 8 , _ _ _)
4. 2- SCION ($ 1 8 , _ 2 _)
5. 5- SCION ($ 1 8 , 5 2 _)
6. 3 (her mom's choice)- Pricey Ziffel ($ 9 . 3 _)
7. 4- WINS SCION! ($18,524)
The cookware was $670 and the MD piggy bank was valued at $9.31.
My lineup today:
1. Most Expensive
3. Cover Up
5. Any Number
6. Grocery Game
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2 (winner gets Top Winner's Showcase spot):
Yessenia ($3,165): 20 + 40 = $.60
Josephine ($7,252): $.90
Kristine ($20,724): WINS WITH $.95!
The first Showcase has places where you might be relaxing on holidays like this one. First, you could be headed to The Westin Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale (Lanisha in between Doors #1 & #2; includes an airboat ride through The Everglades). Second, while at home, some steam will be around you while you're in the Almost Heaven Sauna (Rachel at Door #2). Finally, you might be flying to Palm Island while in The Grenadines (Gwen in between Doors #2 & #3).
KRISTINE PASSES TO AMY; AMY BIDS $24,111 ON SAUNA/TRIPS SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR SAUNA/TRIPS SHOWCASE: $25,033
Kristine's Showcase is about other ways to spend some time on this day. First, you could be cooking for your family/friends with the Bull BBQ island (Gwen at Door #1). Second, you and a friend could ride away on this Kawasaki motorcycle (Lanisha in front of Contestant's Row). Finally, if she wins this Showcase, the Scion will presumably stay behind Door #2, and this additional car will be hers behind Door #3- the PT Cruiser (Rachel).
KRISTINE BIDS $32,614 ON CAR SHOWCASE- STAGE WILLY
MY BID FOR CAR SHOWCASE: $26,275
ARP: $26,281- WIN!
Amy wins $27,643 in merchandise.
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 3-3
TOTAL WINNINGS: $69,922
TNG: On this Memorial Day, our three couples are:
Tim & Rosanne (married 1 1/3 years)
David & Kelly (married 1/4 of a year)
Steven & Vanessa (also married 1/4 of a year)
Randy's Intro: "The woman whose job is to find out what's goes on when the lights go off"
1. What's the one word you hear most frequently in your bedroom?
2. How many one-night stands did your wife have before she met you?
3. When you're in the doghouse, what's the one thing you know you can do for your wife that will at least make her think about letting you out?
3. Give her a neck rub
3. Give her some desserts
3. Give her flowers
SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: Almond Morgan Bay
1. Later- NO MATCH
2. None- NO MATCH
3. Rub her feet- NO MATCH
1. Honey- NO MATCH
2. None- MATCH (5)
3. Make up some sex- NO MATCH
1. Stomach- NO MATCH
2. None- NO MATCH
3. Rub her feet- NO MATCH
1. The first time you saw each other naked, who would you say was more excited?
2. Where, if ever, have you and your husband had sex in public?
3. If your first bedroom adventure was a scene from a DVD, would it be an instructional video, a romantic comedy or an adult film?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "I find my husband sexiest when he _______________, and the least sexy when he _________________."
3. Romantic comedy
BONUS: Laughs, farts
2. In the car on the streets
3. Romantic comedy
BONUS: He comes out of the shower, farts
3. Romantic comedy
BONUS: Cleans/does the dishes, farts
1. Rosanne- NO MATCH
2. Nowhere- MATCH (10)
3. Romantic comedy- MATCH (20)
BONUS: Walks around naked, clear my throat- NO MATCH
1. Himself- MATCH (15)
2. In the car on the streets- MATCH (25)
3. Instructional video- NO MATCH
BONUS: Smiles, farts- ONE MATCH (40)
1. Himself- MATCH (10)
2. Nowhere- MATCH (20)
3. Romantic comedy- MATCH (30)
BONUS: Dresses up, spits- LOSS; DAVID & KELLY WIN
Reeds Romance Moment of the Night: Rosanne & Tim after their first match all night long
Tonight's Consolation Prize: Arthur Murray dancing lessons
WOF: The first Toss-Up category on the week is Thing:
T R E A _ U _ E
_ A _
Rashna blanks out on the second word.
T R E A _ U R E
_ A _
Ditto for Glynis.
T R E A S U R E
_ A _
Mike then guesses TREASURE BAY...incorrect, so we have our second (and hopefully the last) TOSS-UP TRIPLE STUMPER of the season. The correct answer was TREASURE MAP.
Video Bonus: "Wheel" Season 27 TS #2
Anyway, here are tonight's players:
Glynis Tatum (Springfield, MO)- Real-estate broker
Mike Waite (Los Angeles; originally from Nurishell, NY)- Marketer/musician
Rashna Trayna (Victoria, BC)- Assistant manager at a university club
Let's see if somebody will score on the $2,000 Toss-Up, with the category being Show Biz:
_ _ _ T - S E E
_ _ _ I E
Glynis solves MUST-SEE MOVIE to strike first blood in this match.
IHOP Jackpot Round category is Rhyme Time and out on the wheel now is a trip to the Taveuni Island Resort & Spa in Fiji from South Pacific Custom Travel.com worth $9,835. Glynis starts with two N's for $800, an A while on Free Play, but she then hits the Bankrupt next to the $2,500 wedge to lose the eight Benjamins. Secondly, Mike calls two S's for $5,000, buys two E's, but he then calls a dud in L. Third, Rashna calls two T's for $1,800, two H's for another $900, but she then buys a dud vowel in O. After Glynis and Mike both dud out with the M and the I respectively, we get right back to Rashna with her buying the last remaining vowels, three U's. Following that, we have...
T H E / _ U N / H A S
_ U S T / _ E _ U N
...she says THE FUN HAS JUST BEGUN for $2,200 and the early lead by $200.
DUDS: I (Mike), $600 L (Mike), $600 M (Glynis), O (Rashna)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Glynis
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $10,950
The Prize Puzzle Round category is, fittingly, Place. Mike Bankrupts immediately next to the $3,500 spot. Second, Rashna calls four T's for $2,000, buys five E's and calls two H's for the trip and two N's for another $600 before buying three O's and calling a $900 F. But she then buys a negative vowel in A to leave $12,835 in cash and Fiji on the table. After Glynis calls three I's while on FP to clean out the vowels, she Bankrupts next to the top dollar spot for the second time tonight. Mike then buzzes in...
O N E / O F / T H E
_ E _ T / _ I T I E _
I N / T H E / _ O _ _ _
...and wins a trip to ONE OF THE BEST CITIES IN THE WORLD- New York City at the Kimberly Hotel from Worldhotels.com (also includes tickets to "Perfect Crime") worth $8,090.
SOLE DUD: A (Rashna)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Mike, Glynis)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: LS2869399 (Lucille S. from Louisiana)
Meineke Mystery Round category is Before & After and it's a big puzzle. We start this time with Rashna, who calls three T's for $2,700, four N's for the Wild Card and buys four E's and an A before dudding out with the R. Second, Glynis calls two D's for a grand, a $350 B, buys three O's, but she then loses her turn with the H. Third, Mike lands on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar Wedge and calls five F's. He takes five C-notes for them (good, because there was a Bankrupt back there) before trying to solve with the following...
_ N _ D E N T _ F _ E D
F _ _ _ N _
O B _ E _ T / O F
_ _ / A F F E _ T _ O N
...but he missolves for the second time this evening with UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT OF AN AFFECTION. Following that unfortunate happening, Rashna lands on the other MW and calls a couple C's...but she does NOT flip it over and settles for an extra two large instead. Here's the board now...
_ N _ D E N T _ F _ E D
F _ _ _ N _
O B _ E C T / O F
_ _ / A F F E C T _ O N
...she solves UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION to move up to $4,200.
DUDS: $300 H (Glynis), $400 R (Rashna)
SOLE DQ: Mike (blown solve)
The last Toss-Up topic is Person:
_ A _ T E R / O F
_ _ S _ U I S E
Glynis' the MASTER OF DISGUISE here to take over second place with five G's.
Next category is Phrase. She leads off with five T's for $2,750 and buys an O, followed by an I while on FP but then the Bankrupt next to the top dollar position to take away her remaining $2,500; that's the third time on the night she's done that. After Mike does the exact same thing for his second time, Rashna puts up a $500 H, buys two A's, but she then duds out with the B.
Back to Glynis, who calls a $300 S, buys a trio of E's to close the vowel department and lights up an $800 R before we finally hear the Speed-Up Bell...
_ O _ / T H A T ' S
E _ T E R T A I _ _ E _ T
...and learn that the remaining three consonants are worth $1,900 each. She then makes the quad N's show up...
N O _ / T H A T ' S
E N T E R T A I N _ E N T
...and admits NOW THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT for $8,450 and the championship with $13,450! Mike's going to NYC and Rashna will be headed home with $4,200 (minus her worthless WC).
So far, $25,740 in cash and vacation has been given away on a struggle-filled night.
SOLE DUD (prior to big bell): $350 B (Rashna)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Glynis, Mike)
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,300
Maxwell House Big Money Round: This week's car is an Acura RDX. Glynis Tatum spins the N in WIN and the category is Thing. Starting with:
_ R _ E N _ L _
_ _ _ E R
She calls B, D, H and I and gets...
_ R I E N D L _
_ _ _ E R
...and she loses this $25,000 FRIENDLY WAGER by being wrong with FRIENDLY FLYER and FRIENDLY BUYER. She leaves with $13,450.
Jeopardy!: Virginia's Aaron Ammerman tries to repeat as champion tonight against:
Cathy Melocik (Wilder, VT)- Editor for a buisness school (incidentially, her mother wrote a letter to Alex Trebek back when he was a producer of this show in 1986 to unsuccessfully challenge the correct response to a clue)
Sally Ronald (Portland, IN)- Graduate student in Russian Studies
Monday night's first six categories are:
A PARIS CHRONOLOGY
HEISMAN TROPHY WINNERS
STATE THE STATE (a picture of at least one state is displayed on each clue)
COOKING WEIGHTS & MEASURES
A bit just before the first commercial break, Ronald finds the Daily Double under the middle State the State clue with $2,200 and the early lead; Melocik's just $400 behind her and Ammerman has $800. For $1,000, here is the clue:
Let's have the three seen here (#1, #2 & #3) in order from north to south.
"What are South Dakota, Nebraska & Kansas?"...yes indeed to inch up to $3,200! At the initial timeout, she has $4,200; Melocik's now at $2,600.
LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $1,800
SCORES AFTER OPENING ROUND:
ROCK BAND INITIALS
RED FISH, BLUE FISH
WE'RE GOING BACKWARDS
ARE YOU AN -INI?
OR AN "AUDI"
The "-INI" category concludes with DD #1, and Melocik gets it with $8,400; she's $1,400 behind the champion for second place and $3K back of Ronald for the lead. She wagers the face value of the following clue:
His last name begins with the five-letter title of a Puccini opera he conducted.
"Who was Toscanini?"...right to take over second for the time being with $10,400! With three clues left to go, Ammerman uncovers the last one of the night with the final Prophet Report clue and $13,400. This is a real squeaker of a contest, because Melocik's a close second with $12,400 and Ronald trails her by just $200. He bets a thou on this:
Cassandra, a prophetess of Greek myth, also appears in this Shakespeare play.
"What is 'The Tempest'?"...NOT the play. The right one was "Troilus & Cressida", so he at least temporarily falls to a first-place tie.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $6,400
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
This is a really interesting 2/3 betting situation for the first Final Jeopardy! of the week, as all three players are separated by $1,600. The champ should go ALL-IN, while the suggested wager for both women is $8,600.
FJ! CATEGORY: English Poets.
Translator Edward Fitzgerald wrote that her 1861 "...death is rather a relief to me...no more Aurora Leighs, thank God".
Aaron Ammerman's response was "Who is Elizabeth Berrett Browning?"...YES! But he only wagered $3,600, so he finishes with $14K. Sally Ronald...BLANKED OUT, and she bet $1,800. Cathy Melocik...BECOMES THE NEW CHAMP WITH $24,401! Mr. Ammerman, I hope you spend your $28K wisely.
7: "Jeopardy!" & "The Price is Right"
6: "The Newlywed Game"
5: "Let's Make a Deal" & "Wheel of Fortune"