SL: Season 3 opens with four straight celebrity episodes, starting with some members of the New York Giants! Unlike all of the celebrity shows from last season (which had some bands compete), these players today will actually be competing for charity:
#89 Kevin Boss (tight end)
#60 Shaun O'Hara (center)
#66 David Diehl (offensive tackle)
#71 Dave Tollefson (defensive end)
#69 Rich Seubert (guard)
#76 Chris Snee (guard)
(Notes: At the end of the intro to episodes like this one starting this season, the type of episode being conducted will be displayed below the show's logo. Also, the logo with the episode descriptor appears on the bottom left corner of our screens during gameplay.)
1. The first challenge of the season goes to Kevin, and it's called "Old Man Bites Tenderly".
RESULT: SACKED (they got too loud late)
2. David is dealt the "Suspender Strike".
3. Rich gets a chance to salvage this round with a new challenge called "Like Rabbit". He has 30 seconds to eat all the raw carrots out of a dirt pit while wearing a rabbit hat.
RESULT: EPIC FAIL (TIME OVER and too much noise again); ROUND 1 SHUTOUT
1. Shaun starts off what will hopefully be a much better round for these football players with a game called "Swing Set". He has to get kicked in the butt three times by a girl on said obstacle.
RESULT: PASS ($400)
2. Time now for Dave to drink something called the "Little Italy Mix Up". This concoction consists of some calamari, spaghetti with marinara sauce, a piece of Tiramisu, some Parmesan and red wine.
Time runs out for this round before we can get to one more stunt.
1. Shaun's second task of the day is called "Balled Pedal".
RESULT: ANOTHER TACKLE
2. The second chance to triple their team's charity bank goes to Chris with "Destroy Foot".
RESULT: TRIPLE ($1,200)
First Five-Player Challenge of the Season: While Dave rests, everybody else gets to do a "Five Way Sap". To be exact, they have :30 to finish a gallon of maple syrup.
RESULT: PASS ($2K)
THE GRAND GAME: All six members of this NFL team will each receive $500 for charity if David can withstand a sweet challenge titled "Topped Cream". While he's holding a dish of Vanilla ice cream, he has to get hit by his teammates with guns containing banana slices, chocolate syrup, caramel, Marachino cherries & rainbow sprinkles.
But, we can then turn their frowns upside down when we tell them that...NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED THIS AFTERNOON, AT THE END OF EVERY LEGIT CELEBRITY GAME LIKE THIS ONE, THEY WILL BE SHARING IN THE TOP PRIZE OF $5,500 ($917 each)!!!
TNG: With three weeks to go in Season 3, here are tonight’s Newlyweds:
Matt & Julie (married 2/3 of a year)
Mark & Melanie (married ½ a year)
John & Rhonda (married seven months; John was in the Navy and Rhonda was a former Air Force member
Randy’s Intro: “A lady of the wedding night”
1. When it comes to a specific skill in the bedroom, what bird best describes your wife’s abilities- a hummingbird, woodpecker, or is she just a chicken?
Miracle Whip Question of the Night: When you were dating her, what was something your wife did that made you think you’d end up marrying her?
3. If you were a woman, what part of your own body could you not keep your hands off of?
2. She had a sense of humor
2. She had a nice, genuine quality
2. She was easygoing
SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: Almond Beach Club & Spa in Barbados
1. Woodpecker- NO MATCH
2. Doing yoga in the lobby of a hotel- NO MATCH
3. Butt- MATCH (5)
1. Chicken- NO MATCH
2. Being funny at his jokes- NO MATCH
3. Butt- NO MATCH
1. Hummingbird- MATCH (5)
2. He raved about her pot roast today that she started making three years ago- NO MATCH
3. Breasts- NO MATCH
Reeds Romance Moment of the Night: Julie & Matt after their first match of the night
1. When you met your husband, what kind of mileage was he looking at with your sexual history- barely driven, decent usage or over 100,000 miles?
2. If your husband entered a talent show, what would his talent be?
3. What first best describes your most passionate memory with your husband- your first date, kiss or the first time you did the deed?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: “If my husband and I played Matchmaker, our two friends __________________________ would make the perfect couple.”
2. Professional game player
BONUS: Tracy & Andre
BONUS: Wendy & Mike
BONUS: Wahnisha & Polo
1. 100K- NO MATCH
2. Talk & belch at the same time- NO MATCH
3. Date- NO MATCH
BONUS: Tracy & Andre- TWO MATCHES (35)
1. Barely- NO MATCH
2. Flatuence- NO MATCH (he said comedy at first)
3. Kiss- STILL NO MATCH
BONUS: Sierra & Gail- THIRD SKUNKING OF THE SEASON
1. Barely- NO MATCH
2. Singing- MATCH (15)
3. Date- NO MATCH
BONUS: Wahnisha & Keith- LOSS (DOUBLE to 30); JULIE & MATT WIN
Tonight’s Consolation Prize: Le Petit Retreat
BrainSurge: Week 2 of Season 2 begins with what else- Episode 202. Since this is the first regular episode of the season, the word "BrainSurge" scrolls across the new screens. And here are tonight's contestants:
JoJo- A boy who once looked like a girl during Halloween
Athena- A girl who once ate some alligators and thought they tasted nasty
Lucy- Has traveled to four different continents
Audrey- Girl Scout
Mike- A boy who barely escaped being chased by a pelican
Michael- A male college student who also plays the piano
For 10: Jeff plays four rounds of Rock, Paper, Scissors with his friend Ricky. Who won more, or was it a tie?
ANSWER: Ricky (#2; he won two rounds)
Mike had a TIME OVER.
For 20: UFO sightseeing reaction order
CORRECT ORDER: #4, #2, #1, #5 & #3
We have our second STUMPER of the season. Here were their guesses:
Athena: #4, #1, #2, #5 & #3
Audrey: #4, #2, #1, #5, ??
Michael: #4, ??, #1, #5 & #3
Mike: #4, #2, ??, ??, ??
For 30: Which Spongebob Squarepants clone behind the eight cards is different?
Audrey's the only one right to quadruple her score to 40 points. Other guesses:
JoJo & Michael: #5
For 50: Which floor did Jeff stop on after his bungee jump?
Athena, Michael & Mike all fell one floor short. The scores now heading into the big puzzle:
1. Audrey- 90
T2. JoJo & Lucy- 40
T4. Athena & Michael- 10 each
DEAD LAST WITH NOTHING: Mike
FOR 100: Which of these four female kids wrote the note that John got caught with- Blair, Susie, Kim or Holly?
Michael & JoJo have to go down the Brain Drain because they locked in Kim & Holly respectively; they each leave with the Pulse Scooter and slime bucket.
Before we get to Level 2, let's find out which state most of the semi-finalists come from for the first time ever:
Level 2: This list asks for the numerous titles listed for students in the Mayfield High School Yearbook.
Audrey: Most Popular
Lucy: Least Likely To Host "BrainSurge"
Athena: Worst Makeup
Mike: Teacher's Pet
Audrey: Best Makeup
Lucy: Class Clown
Mike: Worst Haircut
Audrey: Most Likely to Suceed
Lucy: King of Detention
Mike: DQ (repeated Audrey's answer in this round)
Not said were Shyest Girl, Smelliest Feet, Stuffiest Nose, Coolest Locker, Best Tan, Worst Tan & Most Unexcused Absences.
KO Round: The eight matching pairs are #1 & #10, #2 & #12, #3 & #4 (Front & Back Trick on the Jeffs), #5 & #13, #6 & #13, #8 & #16, #9 & #11 and #14 & #15 (Front & Back Frankensteins).
Audrey: Front & Back Frankensteins
Lucy: Front & Back Jeffs
Audrey: #10 & #1
Lucy: #5 & #11
Audrey: WIN WITH #9 & #11!
The other two girls and Mike will each take with them the TV dance pad.
THE FINAL STAGE: Before Audrey can get a chance to go to Universal Studios Hollywood with slime all over herself, she must first win a Casio digital keyboard and the Schafer & Sons drum set.
KEYBOARD GRID: #3, #8, #7, #6, #10 & #14
1. #3, DQ (skipped #8)
2. CLEAR WITH 1:16.29 LEFT
DRUMS GRID: #3, #7, #6, #11, #16, #17, #13, #19 & #24
1. INSTANT CLEAR WITH 58.52 LEFT
UNIVERSAL GRID: #3, #9, #15, #16, #11, #18, #24, #30, #29 & #34
1. #3, #9, #15, #16, #11, #18, #23
2. #3, #9, #15, #16, #17
3. #3, #9, #15, #10
FINAL TRY: #3, #9, #15, #16, #11 & #17
Her slowness early on costs her the vacation.
Jeopardy!: Janet Bradlow has a chance to become the first female entrant onto the current Tournament of Champions Leaderboard, but only if she can beat:
Stefanie Small (Pittsburgh, PA)- Geriatric social worker
Katie Brunton (Huntsville, AL)- Grad student/European History teaching assistant
The first six categories of the week are:
COLLEGE BASKETBALL COACHES (each coach's school must be identified)
THE GREAT & POWERFUL WOZ (yes, this is about former "Dancing with the Stars" participant Steve Wozniak!)
IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE BOOK?
Bradlow finds the week's first Daily Double under the middle clue on Verbs with $1,000; Small has $600 and Brunton's in third with $200. For two grand or nothing, here is the clue during this True DD opportunity:
To express one's own opinions, as if in a newspaper you ran.
She BLANKS OUT on "editorialize". But when we reach the first commercial break, she's back in the lead with $2K anyway; she leads Brunton by $200 and Small's slightly down to $400.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $5K
SCORES AFTER FIRST ROUND:
ARTISTS (all picture clues)
TABLOID HEADLINES ACROSS HISTORY (at least one headline and its year are given on each clue)
GOVERNMENTAL STUPID ANSWERS
Immediately after breaking her $4,400 second-place tie with Brunton, Small goes DD Hunting with $6,400, starting with the middle clue under Artists...one of the DDs is indeed somewhere within that particular subject, but Bradlow finds it instead with the $1,600 clue and 12 large. The champion makes this clue worth two C-notes:
Kiss and tell me the name of this Art Noveau Austrian who painted the work seen here.
For the second time in a row, she has a TO on a DD clue, meaning she's now at a flat $10K. The painter of that portrait was Gustav Klimt. With only Governmental Stupid Answers and I'm Australian left, here are the scores now with the champ in control:
Janet: $14,800 (Lock Game Territory Alert)
FIRST I'M AUSTRALIAN CLUE:
In the 1910s, Alexander MacRae responded to the growing beach culture by creating this swim brand.
Janet: "What is Speedo?"- CORRECT ($15,200); $800 AUSTRALIAN CLUE
An ardent spokesman for small countries, Herbert Vere Evatt helped write the charter for this organization.
Katie: "What is the United Nations?"- YES INDEED ($5,200); MIDDLE CLUE, SAME CATEGORY
During WWII, Nobel Prize winner John Cornforth worked on the structure of this antibiotic.
Janet: "What is Penicillin?"- RIGHT ($16,400); $1,600 CLUE, SAME SUBJECT
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYY DOUBLE #2 AND A DD SWEEP! Again, she places a $2K wager. She'll stay in LGT if she's right about this:
Colleen McCullough wrote this 1977 novel about generations of sheep ranchers.
She says "What are 'The Thorn Birds'?" with authority...and she naturally is right to move up to $18,400! The final clue on Australia:
Grame Clark invented this type of surgically implanted multi-channel hearing aid.
Janet: "What is a cochlear implant?"- RIGHT ($20,400)
FIRST OF THE GOVERNMENTAL STUPID ANSWERS:
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes is the head of this program that got its start in 1965 to help kids out of poverty.
Katie: "What is Head Start?"- CORRECT ($5,600)
It's the term for a period of service, like a Senator's six years.
Janet: "What is term?"- YOU BET ($21,200)
Kalpen Modi, who works for the Obama administration doing outreach to Asian-Americans, is better known to moviegoers as this.
Stefanie: "Who is Kal Penn?"- CORRECT ($8,400)
The Ohio House of Representatives makes state law in this building.
Stefanie: "What is the House of Representatives?"- INCORRECT ($6,800)
Katie: "What is the State Building?"- NO ($4K)
Janet: "What is the Ohio House?"- ALSO WRONG ($19,600)
TRIPLE STUMPER: The State House
FINAL CLUE BEFORE FINAL JEOPARDY!:
In this post, James Clapper serves under Secretary of Defense Gates, who turns to him for intelligence.
Katie: "What is the Undersecretary of Defense?"- RIGHT ($6K)
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,600
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,200
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Janet: $19,600 (lock game!)
FJ! SUBJECT: Botanical Etymology.
This plant's name may have come from its use by Italian Renaissance women to dilate pupils, which, they fult, augumented beauty.
Response: "What is an iris?"
BUST FOR $1K
Response: SAME AS KATIE'S
Final score: $1,599
Response: "What is belladonna?"
Retains title with: $20K
With three wins and a new total of $58K, Janet Bradlow's now fourth on the ToC Leaderboard!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: Whether it was because the "Ca$h Cab" crew wanted to hold a Daytime Emmy celebration party or not, there was NO episode tonight.)
7: "BrainSurge", "Jeopardy!" & "Silent Library"
5: "The Newlywed Game"