Wednesday, July 28, 2010

7/28/2010 Results

SL: Representing the Honor Society on the show today are:

Michael Bruno (New City, NY)(lead vocalist/guitarist)
Andrew Lee (Woodland Hills, CA)(guitarist/vocalist)
Jason Rosen (New City)(guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist)
Alexander Noyes (Woodland Hills)(drummer)
Ashlyne Huff (Nashville)(country singer)
Just Kait (South Toms River, NJ)(singer)

$300 Round:

1. And Andrew gets this game off and rolling with the "Snappy Tie". This is an elastic tie that has to be snapped against his neck by his teammates three times.
RESULT: PASS ($300)

2. Michael, get ready to be "Puppet Mastered".
RESULT: PASS (DOUBLE to $600)

3. A glass of "Sad Juice" is going to Jason. After onion juice is freshly squeezed out by several onions, he has to drink it all.
RESULT: DISQUALIFIED

$400 Round:

1. Ashlyne's the first of the two women to get a shot to play, and her stunt is called the "Milk Lick". She has to drink sour milk out of a cat's bowl for the next 20 seconds while she's wearing a cat costume.
RESULT: EPIC FAIL

2. Now on Andrew's menu is a bowl of "Electric Soup". He has :30 to finish a bowl of soup while getting electric shocks from a device at the same time.
RESULT: EPIC FAIL #2


3. Instead of having to eat something again, Andrew's now getting a task titled "Juggle Chest". A juggler will bounce objects off the contestant's body for :20.
RESULT: PASS ($1K)

$800 Round:

Five-Player Challenge: Andrew's supposed to be the safe contestant in a new stunt labeled "Lap Pop", but when you read the rules for this, you'll think otherwise. While he's wearing spiked hot pants, he has half a minute to pop all the balloons on his teammates' laps (two apiece).
RESULT: PASS ($1,800)

2. Alex takes a shot at downing the "Mexico Mix Up".
RESULT: PASS ($2,600)

3. Two enormous "Flied Eggs" are headed towards JK's view- they come from ostriches.
RESULT: PASS ($3,400)

GRAND GAME: If Alex doesn't strike out in "Throw Like Woman", each of this afternoon's participants will leave with $734. While dressed as a catcher, a female stranger must hit him with rotten tomatoes for :20 straight.
RESULT: PASS- WINS $4,400!

On the season finale that will air August 5th, the band "Never ShoutNever!" featuring Cristofer Ingle will drop by.

CC: Last time, DISASTER STRUCK in a DOUBLE RIDE game to close out an episode when $2,200 was lost on the Video Bonus, preventing a team from becoming the second-highest winners on the show. Tonight, Joel, Pedro & Steve are hoping to end this DR as some big winners as soon as they make it 37 blocks to Zanzibar at 80th & Broadway, if they do.

$100 Round:
1. In 1981, an estimated 1/6 of the world witnessed the televised union of what ill-fated couple?
Guess: Prince Charles & Lady Diana- CORRECT ($100)
2. Nicknamed "The Toonie", what country's $2 coin features a polar bear named Churchill?
Guess: Canada- RIGHT ($200)
3. Though named for an Italian city-state, what sladded window dressing was patented by a Brit in 1789?
Guess: Venetian Blinds- RIGHT ($300)
4. With railway stops at Peachtree Center and King Memorial Station, MARTA is the mass-transit system for what U.S. city?
Guess: Atlanta- YOU BET ($400)

$200 Round:
1. Although it's usually considered a nut, what Marzapan ingredient is actually a seed related to the peach pit?
Guess: Pistachio- STRIKE ONE (A: Almond)
2. Initially known as Boston Tech, what university inititated a Nerd Pride movement in the 1990s?
Guess: MIT- YES INDEED ($600)
3. Described as the most luminous object in the universe, a quazi-stellar radio source is most commonly known by what name?
Guess: Milky Way- STRIKE TWO (A: Quasar; that was their first instinct)
4. In 1521, what Protestant was famously chewed out at a religious assembly known as The Diet of Worms?
Guess: Martin Luther- CORRECT ($800)
$500 RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: Name six of the nine Periodic Table elements that end with -on.
Correct elements given: Neon, Iron, Silicon & Argon (Not said: Boron, Carbon, Krypton, Radon & Xenon)

They walk after their regulation play is over.

Back to regular stakes we go with Daniel, Lindsay & Verena. Their goal is The Jacob Javits Center, 41 blocks away...but thanks to both of their Shout-Outs being of NO help, they lose in six questions and have to settle for dining at Hell's Kitchen, if they feel like it.

Finally, Lizzy & Mongage are playing a 34-block game to the Chelsea Hotel. The bad news is that they have two strikes besides the $800 heading into their last regulation question. The good news:

RLC #2: London & Leeds are two of the most populous cities in the U.K. Name four of the other cities ranked in the Top 8.
Correct cities given: Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh & Glasgow ($1,050)(Not said: Bradford & Sheffield)

After that's done, they check out and everybody in the crew gets to go to sleep.

Jeopardy!: With just three episodes left in Season 26, whoever emerges as champion tonight will get a chance to be the last contestant this season to make the Tournament of Champions Leaderboard, whether it's new champ Nora Corrigan or one of these other two women:

Alyssa Morgan (Pasadena, CA)- Newseum collections manager
Jen Fick (Bethesda, MD)- A records manager who bet at a horse race track with her family at the age of four and once had a winning streak

After the board is lit up, we see these six categories:

THIS IS CNN
NFL QBs OFF THE FIELD
MIDDLE NAMING (the person's first and last names have to be given)
PARENTING
SAINTS ON THE MAP
"PEACE", BRO

Early on, Corrigan finds the Daily Double under the middle clue on Saints on the Map (and eighth clue overall) with $1,800; she leads Fick by the amount of money Morgan has now- $400. To stay in the lead and add $1,000 to her score, here's the clue:

At the 2009 Tour De France, Alberto Contador won a stage including the Alpine Passes named for this saint; he also won a dog.

"Who is St. Bernard?"...correct to move up to $2,800! At halftime, she's made it to $3,200, but she's still only ahead of Fick by $600.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $5K

POST-FIRST ROUND SCORES:

Nora: $5,400
Jen: $4,200
Alyssa: $1,400


DJ! Subjects:

LITERARY FIRST LINES
FUN WITH AMERICAN IDOL NAMES
COUNTRY BY BEER

15 MINUTES OF FAME
NEW TO THE OED

ANTARCTIC WILDLIFE (Clue Crew clues with National Geographic's Tom Ritchie)

Corrigan learns for herself five clues into this round that the middle Literary First Line is DD #1; with $7,000, she's leading Fick by two grand. She wagers her lead on this quote:

"To the red country and part of the grey country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently."

"What is 'The Grapes of Wrath'?"...is right to double her lead! And she only got beaten to the punch by Fick on the first clue of the same category! Speaking of Fick, she locates the other DD attached to the $1,600 Antarctic Wildlife clue with $7,800; Corrigan's barely out of Lock Game Territory with 15 large and Morgan's still out of contention with $1,800. She bets three C-notes on the following clue read by Sarah Whitcomb:

The Antarctic (River) is home to several species of Petrels, named perhaps because their habit of flying close to the water's surface is reminiscent of this Apostle, who tried to walk on water with Jesus.

"Who is Peter?"...that response keeps her considerably in the game with $10,800! Time runs out before we can reach the first three 15 Minutes of Fame clues; the High School Strategy was used by Morgan at that time.

DJ! LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $13,200 (the last four clues in the "American Idol" category were Triple Stumpers- darn!)

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Nora: $15K
Jen: $14K
Alyssa: $4,600


CORYAT SCORES:

Nora: $13,800
Jen: $12,600
Alyssa: $4,600


Morgan's betting limit in Final Jeopardy!, assuming that she misses the clue, is $1,600.

FJ! TOPIC: Religion.

An aid to the faithful since the 13th Century, one standard version has parts arranged in groups of one, three or 10.

Alyssa Morgan put down NOTHING; I had a bad feeling about that because she was hurrying to write anything down before the end of the think music. Her wager...an acceptable $1,400, so she dips to $3,200. Jen Fick responded with "What is the 'Book of the Common Prayer'"...incorrect. That will cost her...$4,700, so she successfully locked Morgan out and finishes with $9,300. Nora Corrigan did make the obvious $13,001 wager and came up with a response of "What is a prayer book?"...NO, it was the Rosary, so Fick's the new champ. That sends Corrigan home with $28,201.

MTWI: On a Summer-themed episode, tonight's team consists of Hayley Caldwell from Las Vegas & Juliana Campbell from Pleasanton, CA (who are sorority sisters at the University of Arizona). After what happened the past two episodes, I don't like their chances here.

(Note: As of tonight, all of the stunt titles except for "Supercoin" are red instead of blue.)

$1K: "Hoop De Loop"- The entire team will try to roll a blue Hula Hoop on three soda bottles.

1. PASS WITH :37 LEFT

$2.5K: "High as a Kite"- Keep a kite in the air and attached to a red baseball cap for a full minute.

1. Hayley- PASS

$5K: "Well Done"- Roll four yellow golf balls into a red grill's vent holes.

1. Juliana- PASS WITH :22 LEFT

$10K: "Whipper Snapper"- As a team during this playing, a beach towel has to be used to launch two ping-pong balls into the bowl.

1. NONE- STRIKE ONE
2. NONE- STRIKE TWO
3. PASS WITH :28 LEFT

$50K: "Spare Me"- While both sisters are using a polyethylene pool needle, both sisters have to drop marbles and have them roll to five pieces of chalk in order to knock them down.

They...PASS with :17 left for the second safe haven!

$75K: "Beach Tennis"- Using SCUBA flippers, they have to play ping-pong until they get a red tennis ball into a cooler.

They get a ball in at the horn...problem is, Hayley did a double-hit on that ball at that moment, so it DOESN'T count and their GAME IS OVER. At least they don't lose anything.

Before we continue the Million Dollar Mission, we need to start this next team's game- Chelsie Chinery from Bellevue, WA & Nathan Moon from Ventura, CA (who are both attending UC-Santa Barbara; Nathan's also done some military duty).

$1K: "Tilt-a-Cup"- Catch a ping-pong ball in a six-cup stack, move the bottom cup up and repeat until all six cups have been filled up.

1. Chelsie- PASS WITH :32 LEFT

SUPERCOIN: 22-year-old bartender Katheryn Martinez is the fourth audience member to try this...





















































































































...BUT IT DOESN'T QUITE HAPPEN FOR HER.

$2.5K: "Glass Road Trucker"- After building a line of eight inverted soda bottles, a pink ping-pong ball has to be blown into a nearby shot glass.

1. Chelsie- PASS WITH :24 LEFT

$5K: "Ruler of the World"- Roll a blue marble down a ruler into the hole at its far end.

1. Nathan- PASS WITH :13 LEFT

("WWTBAM" time's up horn sounds)

PvJ: The first football-themed episode of the season is titled "The Wildcat Orignator". There is still NO audience in the football stadium.

JOES:
Chase Weber (who was a former defensive back at Colorado State University and is currently a personal trainer in L.A.)
Eric Hooks (who was a quarterback on back-to-back-to-back NAIA National Championship teams for the University of St. Francis; he's now a service technician in Indianapolis)
Dorrell Jalloh (who was a West Virginia University running back and is now a youth technician in Greensboro, NC)

PROS: Isaac Bruce, Lavar Arrington & Michael Vick

This season, official NFL referees will be used on football episodes. At least for tonight, Chad Brown (19 years) & Patrick Turner will be working the field.

1. "Pocket Challenge"- The quarterbacks have 45 seconds to complete as many passes as they can. However, every interception takes away a point.

MV: Three
EH: Four

2. "Smash Mouth"- The running backs have to run five yards into the end zone. Each team gets up to three chances.

Pros: IB (QB) & MV (RB)

1. NO
2. NO
3. YES

Joes: EH (QB) & DJ (RB)

1. NO
2. YES
3. NO

SUDDEN DEATH:

Joes: TWO YARDS
Pros: TOUCHDOWN

3. "Wildcat"- The Joes have to stop the Pros from scoring three out of five times.

1. NO
2. NO
3. SWEEP!

THE $10K GAME: The Joes start out with a 10-yard advantage.

PROS:
1. INSTANT TOUCHDOWN BY IB
2. TURNOVER ON DOWNS

JOES:
1. INSTANT TOUCHDOWN BY DJ
2. INSTANT TOUCHDOWN BY DJ- WIN!!!

Episode ratings:

10: "Pros vs. Joes"
8: "Silent Library"
6: "Ca$h Cab" & "Minute to Win It"
5: "Jeopardy!"

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