Wednesday, June 16, 2010

6/16/2010 Results

TPIR: In case you missed it yesterday morning, Rashanda Dickson, thanks to a good portion of the Peanut Gallery, managed to nail the last two numbers of a $23,391 Jeep Wrangler in Lucky $even despite the fact that she had $4 left, and that we had seen that same Jeep offered in that same Pricing Game just once before! Given that we've seen repeating car prices in this game over the years, I'm surprised we didn't see something similar happen with cars like the $17,372 Mercury Cougar (during most of Season 30 and an early playing in Season 31), the $19,834 Dodge Caravan (which was offered in Seasons 33 & 34; a Jeep with the exact same price was also offered during Season 34) and the $23,573 Chevrolet Equinox (which was offered late in Season 34 and twice early in Season 35). And no, an EXACTA has still never happened in this game. This happened on the same day both El Cheapo and the Front & Back Trick were thwarted in the Money Game for a $19,005 Ford Focus SE!

But let's focus on Episode 5213K, which begins with Jessica Schank, Alexis Lenon, Bradley Sarian and Janet Krieger. Behind Door #3 is the first IUFB, a selection of workout clothing (Lanisha & Manuela).

Janet: $525
Bradley: $425
Alexis: $550
Jessica: $300 (STAGE GARF)

ARP: $612

Alexis plays Double Prices for something that she can use while she's wearing that attire- a home gym (Lanisha & Manuela now at Door #2). The choices this time are $4,173 and $5,096, and she selects $5,096...correct!

Coming on down fifth is a second Jessica (whose last name is Clark; she loses one of her shoes while coming to Contestant's Row) and the second IUFB is a carolinachair.com pink/white chaise (Amber behind the rising sign).

Clark: $725
Schank: $700
Janet: $842
Bradley: BUCK


ARP: $1,560

Janet, whose parents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, gets a chance to win up to $16,000 to help further celebrate their anniversary (as well as pay for her daughter's wedding) playing (It's) In the Bag (Lanisha & Manuela). We now see these half-dozen groceries on the cart- the Jumbo Cube Space Bag, Clorox Wipes, the big bag of Wavy Lays, Reynold's Wrap, Pantene Shampoo/Conditioner and the Clif Bar. Here are her responses:

$1.49: Bar
$11.99: Bag
$4.89: Wipes
$3.99: Chips
$5.99: Shampoo

(Note: Janet stood next to the cart while making her last four guesses.)

The wipes is the DUD today...and she DOESN'T bail out with the $2,000 in time. The actual $4.89 grocery was the wrap, and to make matters worse, that was the only thing she had incorrect. Ouch.

Sixth is Dana Banks and the third IUFB is an array of designer accessories (Lanisha at the turntable).

Dana: $550
Bradley: $1,100
Clark: $825

Schank: $700

ARP: $1,471

BRADLEY IS THE FIRST CONTESTANT EVER TO PLAY RAT RACE! And the prize reveal is just like the one for Ten Chances (which means all of the prizes are behind Door #3). He has a chance to win two Croton watches (Manuela on the left), an iMac computer system (Manuela on the right) and the Chevy HHR (Amber). The five rats are all colors- blue, orange, pink, green & yellow, and the racetrack is shaped like a giant dollar sign! The model for the debut playing is Lanisha.

1. Borden Cheese
RANGE: BUCK
GUESS: $3.50- $2.89; CHOOSES ORANGE RAT

2. Elite two-slice toaster
RANGE: $10
GUESS: $17- $35

3. Samsung 3-D Blu-Ray Disc player
RANGE: $100
GUESS: $300- $400; CHOOSES BLUE RAT

(Notes: I believe you do NOT win the SPs in this PG unlike most of those that involve them. Also, the chosen rat paths are lit in blue, and this game was created by Drew Carey!)

WIN- YELLOW
PLACE- BLUE; WINS COMPUTER
SHOW- GREEN
NEXT-TO-LAST- ORANGE
DEAD LAST- PINK

Video Bonus: Rat Race's debut

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Janet ($1,560): Quarter + 30 = $.55
Bradley ($3,673): WINS $1,000!

Alexis ($5,708): 85 + 20 = OVER BY A NICKEL

Bradley gets in his Bonus Spin...$.15 for an additional $10,000!

After that comes Lawrence Morgia and the fourth IUFB is a trio of Pulse scooters with some additional equipment (Manuela behind the GPT).

Lawrence: $500
Clark: $475
Schank: $600
Dana: $495

ARP: $540

Lawrence plays Most Expen$ive for a retro Art Deco dining booth (Manuela), a ColorCraft diamond/ruby heart pendant (Amber) and a stainless-steel gas grill (Lanisha). He chooses the BBQ...but that's only $2,420.

Dinette: $1,795
Jewelry: $4,500

The blue podium is next plugged in by Lauren Pierce and IUFB #5 is one of the sailboarding packages (Amber behind Door #2).

Lauren: $1,100
Clark: $2,100
Schank: $1,500
Dana: $1,900


ARP: $1,599

Jessica Strang, the last of Wednesday's First Four, plays Flip-Flop for an O.W. Lee fire pit seating group (Manuela at Door #3). Board:

8776

She Flips to $7,876...

$ 7 8 7 6

...but she should've done the FF.

The last CR entrant today is Wanda Wilson and the final IUFB is the Party Time Karaoke package (Lanisha in the clam).

Wanda: $425
Dana: $550
Lauren: $700
Jessica: BUCK (SUICIDE BID)


ARP: $680

Dana plays Any Number for either some dinnerware (Amber) or the Scion xB (Std., Security, Mats)(Manuela at Door #2).

1. 8- SCION ($ 1 8 , _ _ _)
2. 6- SCION ($ 1 8 , 6 _ _)
3. 2- Dinnerware ($ _ 2 _)
4. 9- Dinnerware ($ 9 2 _)
5. 4- SCION ($ 1 8 , 6 _ 4)
6. 1- Pig ($ _ . 1 _)
7. 0- Pig ($ _ . 1 0)
FINAL PICK: 3- WINS $923 DINNERWARE

The ARP of the Scion was $18,674 and $5 and a dime was in the piggy bank today.

My lineup today:

1. Rat Race
2. Most Expensive
3. Double Prices
4. Flip-Flop
5. Any Number
6. It's In the Bag

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Lawrence ($540): 40 + 55 = $.95
Jessica S. ($1,599): 35 + 80 = OVER BY $.15
Dana ($1,603): 75 + 45 = OVER BY TWO DIMES; LAWRENCE ADVANCES

Manuela entirely models the first Showcase about cooking behind Door #1. Back there, we find a trio of stainless-steel kitchen appliances, stainless-steel cookware, professional cooking lessons and a trip to Tuscany, Italy.

BRADLEY PASSES TO LAWRENCE; LAWRENCE BIDS 31 GRAND ON COOKING/TRIP SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE WILLY OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR COOKING/TRIP SHOWCASE: $20,387

Time now for a U.S. Open Showcase (this is referring to the tennis tournament, for the record). First, practice your tennis skills with some Prince tennis equipment (Amber in front of Door #3). Second, you might be going to see that tourney's men final in NYC courtesy of CBS Sports (Manuela at Door #4; also includes hotel accomodations at the Loews Regency Hotel). Finally, if you win this Showcase, you'll also score one of the cheapest cars out there- the Nissan Versa Sedan (Std., AT)(Lanisha at Door #2).

BRADLEY GOES WITH THE ONE BUCK BID

MY BID FOR U.S. OPEN/CAR SHOWCASE: $19,312

BRADLEY'S SHOWCASE:
BID: BUCK
ARP: $18,098
DIFFERENCE: $18,097


LAWRENCE'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $31,000
ARP: $20,108
OVER- BRADLEY WINS!


Bradley wins $32,771 in cash and stuff.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 1-5
TOTAL WINNINGS: $43,781

TNG: On this Wednesday night, we're back to the regular couples. Here are tonight's:

Paul & Anna (married 1/3 of a year)
Rick & Chrissy (married 1/2 of a year)
Jonathan & Tiffany (married 1/4 of a year)

Randy's Intro: "A woman who's won a gold medal in Meddling"

ROUND 1:

1. "I'm writing a book entitled 'The Carniesutra', and it lists all of the sexual positions I've learned from couples on this show. So what position will you and your wife contribute to my book?"
2. What would your wife be most likely to enter- an open-mike comedy night, a karaoke contest or a pole-dancing contest?
Ladies Home Journal Question of the Night: What naughty bit of lingerie does your wife wear that keeps your fire burning?

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Paul:
1. Missionary
2. Karaoke
3. Cute, skimpy little French maid outfit

Rick:
1. The Lazy Spoon
2. Dancing
3. Schoolgirl outfit

Jonathan:
1. Doggy Style
2. Karaoke
3. Black slip

SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: Nuevo Vallarta (Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort & Spa)

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Anna:
1. Being on top- NOT ACCEPTABLE
2. Dancing- NO MATCH
3. French maid- MATCH (5)

Chrissy:
1. Missionary- NO MATCH
2. Dancing- MATCH (5)
3. Schoolgirl- MATCH (10)

Tiffany:
1. Doggy Style- MATCH (5)
2. Karaoke- MATCH (10)
3. Her birthday suit- NO MATCH

ROUND 2:

1. If your husband's lightsaber had a voice, would it sound dark and omnious like Darth Vader, polite and proper like C-3PO or loud and untelligible like Chewbacca?
2. The last time you were NOT in the mood, what excuse did you give to your husband?
3. Which celebrity does your husband find most annoying?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "The thing that my husband does that turns me on the most is __________________, and the thing that he turns me off the most is __________________."

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Anna:
1. Chewbacca
2. She was tired
3. Miley Cyrus
BONUS: Making a cute voice, picking his feet

Chrissy:
1. Darth Vader
2. She had a headache
3. The Wolfman from "Twilight" that's played by Taylor Lautner
BONUS: Humor, his drumming

Tiffany:
1. Darth Vader
2. She was sleepy
3. Britney Spears
BONUS: His affection, when he plays video games

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Paul:
1. Chewbacca- MATCH (15)
2. She's tired- MATCH (25)
3. Taylor Lautner- NO MATCH
BONUS: His humor, picks his feet- TWO MATCHES (55)

Rick:
1. Darth Vader- MATCH (20)
2. Nothing- NO MATCH
3. Britney Spears- NO MATCH
BONUS: Rubs me, doesn't do things I ask him to do- OUT

Jonathan:
1. Darth Vader- MATCH (20)
2. Nothing- NO MATCH
3. Britney Spears- MATCH (30)
BONUS: Gentle kisses, video games- WIN! (DOUBLE to 60)

Tonight's Consolation Prize: Cusinart food processor

CC: Getting the first dose of action are two Andrews, Lisa & Victor 38th & Park. Their game is 40 blocks long.

$50 Round:
1. The author of "Catcher in the Rye", what recluse is said to have 15 unpublished novels locked up in his New England home?
Guess: J.D. Salinger- YOU BET ($50)
2. In video game ratings, AO means Adults Only, while E stands for what much broader demographic?
Guess: Everyone- CORRECT ($100)
3. Due to its aerodynamic design, what laid-back variety of bicycle outperforms upright bikes over long distances?
Street Shout-Out: While in the East Village, they luckily see a male biker who thinks it's a recumbent bicycle.
Guess: Recumbent- RIGHT ($150)
4. Despite objections to its undignified appearance, what ostrich-like bird graces the coat of arms of Australia?
Guess: Emu- RIGHT ($200)

$100 Round:
1. Famous for quilts, members of what religious sect avoid red and yellow patches because they're too wordly (Ben Bailey laughs in the middle of reading this question!)?
Guess: Amish- RIGHT ($300)

RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: In terms of total medal count, name eight of the 10 nations that dominated the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Correct answers given: China, Russia, U.S. Germany, Great Britain, France, Australia & Italy ($550)
2. A mecca for motorsports, what Florida city hosts Bike Week in the Spring and Biketoberfest in the Fall?
Guess: Daytona Beach- RIGHT ($650)
3. Famous for its pale ale, what brewer's red triangle was the first registered trademark in the U.K.?
Guess: Bass- RIGHT AGAIN ($750)
4. Also used to describe the eerie light before sunset, what medical term refers to the 60-minute window after a severe injury?
Mobile Shout-Out: Lisa calls her dad Nick, who does NOT prove of much help of them.
Guess: The Crucial Hour- STRIKE ONE (A: The Golden Hour)

Only $200 Question: An allegory against McCarthyism, what classic Western did John Wayne call the most un-American thing he'd ever seen?
Guess: "High Noon"- WINS $950

They then try for $1,900 on this:

AFLAC VIDEO BONUS: Boasting blades of bamboo, this martial art was used by the Samurai to trade non-lethal body blows. Meaning "way of the sword" in Japanese, what's the name of this Eastern style of fencing?

They only thing they can think of is Kendo...and it's good for $1,900!

Game 2 has nothing but Roys (one Junior and one Senior); they're trying to get to the Tick-Tock Diner, 30 blocks away (which is located at 8th & 34th). They clear their Round 1 questions.

$100 Round:
1. Following a campaign by the knights of Columbus, what two words were added to "The Pledge of Allegiance" in 1954?
Guess: "...under God"- RIGHT ($300)
2. A financial icon, what oracle of Omaha sent a letter to investors admitting "In 2008, I did some dumb things"?
Guess: Warren Buffett- RIGHT ($400)
3. Revered as the birthplace of Reggae, Trenchtown is a noted neighborhood in what Jamaican capital (and is also the last name of the current WWE Intercontinental Champion, as well as a kind of Kohler toilet)?
Guess: Kingston- RIGHT ($500)
FINAL QUESTION OF THE GAME: Harolding the end of Communism in Eastern Europe, the Solidarity Movement started in a shipyard in what country?
Guess: Poland- SWEEP FOR $600!

And with that, they decide to exit the cab and go have a big feast.

But our losers of the night are three women named Julie, Lillian & Sarrah. In a 50-block game to Irving, they lose on their second $100 question thanks to an unsuccessful Mobile Shout-Out by Julie to her boyfriend Adam, costing them $250.

Jeopardy!: Anne Triolo is challenged by:

Laura White (Lincoln, NE; two of this show's producers also come from her state)- English professor
Paul Kursky (S.F.)- Copywriter

Opening categories:

PHILOSOPHERS
ST. AUGUSTINE
IMMANUEL CAN'T...
NEAT, SHE
SPIN-OZA
CONFUSE US

It takes just three clues for White to find the Daily Double under the middle clue on Philosophers; Triolo got the opening clue right but gave an incorrect response on the $400 one, so she's $200 in the hole. Meanwhile, White tries to add $1,000 to the $400 she just put on her scoreboard with this clue:

Plato & Xenophon left acoounts of this philosopher who wrote nothing himself.

"Who is Socrates?"...correct for $1,400. At the first break, she's upped that to $2,600; Triolo has $1,200 and Kursky has the early lead with $3,400.

LACH TRASH (all unattempted): A grand

SCORES AFTER OPENING ROUND:

Anne & Paul: $5,800 each
Laura: $3,600

DJ! Topics:

SCIENCE CLASS
MOVIE BY CAST (three actors/actresses are listed on each clue)
HISTORIC AMERICANS
ORANGE SLICES (these are all picture clues about fruit)
ARE YOU WELL RED?
TOO MUCH "SUN"

Behind the $800 Historic Americans clue for the champion is DD #1, and with $6,600, she trails Kursky for the lead by the face value of that clue; White's up slightly to $4,400. Her wager is three large. For the lead, here's the clue:

In 1976, the U.S. posthumously restored the citizenship of this labor organizer & Socialist leader who lost it in 1918.

"Who is (Eugene) Debs?"...RIGHT to become the new outright leader with $9,600! With seven clues to go, she gets the other one attached to the $1,600 Are You Seeing Red? clue with 14 big ones and about a minute left in this round of play; Kursky's at $10,600 and White's down to $4K. Her bet this time is $2K.

The title figure of this Steinbeck work is a colt that Jody receives as a gift and names Gabilan.

"What is 'Grapes of Wrath'?"...ABSOLUTELY NOT, so we send her back to $12K. The right book was "The Red Pony", but she gets the lost $2K back to close out that subject. We don't have enough time for the last three Movie By Cast clues, though.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4K
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,800
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $8,800

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Anne: $14K
Paul: $11K
Laura: $5,600

CORYAT SCORES:

Anne: $13,800
Paul: $11K
Laura: $5K

Tonight, a 3/4 betting situation is in play.

FJ! CATEGORY: Modern Materials.

Introduced in the '70s to replace steel belting on high-speed tires, it's called stronger than steel & lighter than Nylon.

Laura White responded with "What is titanium?"...she originally had asbestos, but both are incorrect, AND SHE LOSES EVERYTHING. Paul Kursky said "What is kevlar?"...RIGHT! His suggested wager was $3,001...but he risked that minus the one at the end, for a total of $11,300. Anne Triolo agreed with...WHITE (and drops $10K instead of $8,001), sending her home with $29,800 and making Kursky the new titleholder.

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Cristina Lamiero's game
Game 2
Start of Game 3

Episode ratings:

8: "The Newlywed Game"
7: "Ca$h Cab" & "The Price is Right"
6: "Jeopardy!" & "Millionaire"

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