Tuesday, August 31, 2010

8/31/2010 Results

21: Tuesday's contestants:

Chris Compton (Columbia, SC)- Graphic designer
Xica ? (Tulsa, OK)- Personal trainer/dance choreographer
A.J. Sullivan (originally from Landover, MA)- Animal trainer

Round 1 Base Cards:

Chris: 8 OF HEARTS
Xica: 7 OF CLUBS
A.J.: KING OF DIAMONDS

Maingame Bonus Prize: Vegas

1. We can't say Oprah Winfrey ever had a mustache, but this year, she did get rid of one when she shaved who on live TV?

A: Dr. Phil McGraw
B: Tom Selleck
C: Jeff Foxworthy

Xica: Dr. Phil- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 3 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (10)

2. Sure, your husband says you have a nice fanny pack, but you can trade up for a trendy Baguette handbag from what Italian fashion house?

A: Vendy
B: Vivaldi
C: Ferrari

A.J.: Vendy- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 4 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO CHRIS (12)

3. Just for kicks, 12-year-old Jaden Smith stars with Jackie Chan in what 2010 movie remake set in China?

Xica: "The Karate Kid"- RIGHT (200)

CARD: 6 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO CHRIS (18)

4. Here come the newlyweds! Match.com says most newlyweds in the last three years originally met each other where?

A: At work/school
B: At a bar
C: At a church

Chris: At work/school- CORRECT (100); GOES ON

CARD: 8 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO XICA (18)

5. If the Philadelphia Eagles wanted to recruit a member of The Eagles musical group, which singer would they select?

A: Peter Cetera
B: Don Henley
C: Bruce Hornsby

Xica: Peter- INCORRECT
A.J.: Don- RIGHT (200)

CARD: KING OF CLUBS; FREEZES AT 20

6. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, President Obama's approval rating or Rush Limbaugh's weight- what dropped about 10% in less than 30 minutes last May due to a typo?

Chris: 5 OF SPADES, WHICH BUSTS XICA

CHRIS:
7. JACK OF HEARTS- A.J. WINS ROUND 1 (700)

Round 2 Base Cards:

Chris: ACE OF SPADES
Xica: 2 OF CLUBS

A.J.: 2 OF HEARTS

1. Once you break your balls at the beginning of a game of Pool, how many pockets can you sink them in?

A: Four
B: Six
C: ???

A.J.: Six- RIGHT (800)

CARD: 5 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO CHRIS (6/16)

2. Justice is served- overcoming adversity, what African-American became the U.S. Supreme Court Justice in 1991?

A: Thurgood Marshall
B: Colin Powell
C: Clarence Thomas

Chris: Thurgood- NO
A.J.: Clarence- RIGHT AGAIN (900)

CARD: JACK OF SPADES; PASSES TO CHRIS (16)

3. If you're humming a hymn with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, in what city would your toes most likely be tapping in?

Chris: Salt Lake City- CORRECT (300)

CARD: 10 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO A.J. (12)

4. Scotland's 49-year-old spinster Susan Boyle became a YouTube sensation when she crooned a hearfelt rendition of what "Les Miserables" tune?

A.J.: "I Dreamed a Dream"- RIGHT (1,000)

CARD: 10 OF SPADES; BUSTS CHRIS

5. If Iron Man were diagonsed with an iron deficiency, he'd might want to chow down on what nutrient-packed food eaten by Popeye?

A.J.: Popeye- RIGHT AGAIN (1,100)

CARD: 2 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO XICA (4)

6. Whether you buy grain in Spain or pants in France, you can use what official currency of most of the European union?

A.J.: "What is the Euro?"- RIGHT AGAIN (1,200)

CARD: JACK OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PASSED TO XICA (14)

7. You don't need to have hives to know what proper term for a place that houses honeybees?

A: Aviary
B: Apiary

C: Capillary

Xica: Aviary- NO (that's for birds)
A.J.: Apiary- RIGHT AGAIN (1,300)

If the next card is at least an eight, Xica most likely will be out of this game.

CARD: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS- XICA ELIMINATED

Championship Round Base Cards:

Chris: QUEEN OF SPADES
A.J.: ACE OF HEARTS

1. After winning two Oscars, what actor earned Broadway glory by winning a 2010 Tony for the play "Fences"?

A.J.: Denzel Washington- RIGHT YET AGAIN

CARD: 2 OF SPADES; PASSES TO CHRIS (12)

2. Although the backside of a $1 bill never showed George Washington's backside, how is George pictured on the front?

A: Wearing a top hat
B: With wavy hair
C: Wearing glasses

Chris: Wavy hair- YES INDEED

CARD: 5 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO A.J. (6/16)

3. Though he didn't conduct a Gallup poll, we'd bet most people know that The Kentucky Derby is held at what famous racetrack?

A: Belmont Park
B: Churchill Downs
C: ???

A.J.: Churchill Downs- YOU BET

CARD: 4 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO CHRIS (16)

4. What beverage brand claims its 50 drink varieties are "Made from the best stuff on Earth"?

Chris: Snapple- RIGHT

CARD: 7 OF HEARTS, WHICH IS PASSED TO A.J. (13)

5. Here's a "Ca$h Cab" kind of question- in the film classic "Taxi Driver", what actor uttered the line "You talkin' to me"?

A.J.: Robert De Niro- RIGHT

If this next card is at least a six, the game is his.

CARD: 3 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO CHRIS (19)

6. Though they may or may not be Vegans, beefeaters are attendants who guard what world landmark?

Chris: Buckingham Palace- WRONG

Choices for A.J.:

A: The Eiffel Tower
B: The Tower of London
C: The Great Pyramid of Giza


A.J.: The Tower of London- RIGHT

He now needs anything but an Ace or Deuce to appear next in order to win.

CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS- WIN!

BLACKJACK BONANZA: A.J.'s the third player this season to have all the Burger King Power Chips in his possession.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: KING OF DIAMONDS
HAND #2: 4 OF SPADES
HAND #3: 2 OF CLUBS

1. JACK OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (12)

2. 2 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (6)

3. 5 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (11; could've gotten $1K by now)

4. 6 OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (three PCs left)

5. 2 OF DIAMONDS; CHANGES THAT ALSO (two PCs left)

6. 9 OF DIAMONDS; HAND #3 CLEARED ($1K; could've been $5K instead by now)

7. 10 OF DIAMONDS; HAND #2 CLEARED ($5K)

8. ACE OF DIAMONDS- WIN!

And that makes him the first player this season (and only the third ever) to SWEEP AN EPISODE with at least 26 grand!!!

Wipeout: It's Ladies Night!

Qualifier: Collapsing Catwalk (new!)/Sucker Punch/Big Balls w/ Motivator #2/Trampoline Sweeper (w/ a special beauty surprise for tonight)/Chick Flick (which is a different version of the Double W's)

(Note: It's storming for at least this entire round.)

Notable times:

Joyce Mar: 5:50.1
Lauren "Fly Girl" Taksa: 3:21.7

Lauren will be joined on the Overdrive by Ashley "Horse Jumper" Aandahl, Jeanine Dacierno, Heavenly Swendson, Karen Fraggi, Danyell "The Real Real-Estate Agent of Orange County" Alders, Andrea "Naughty Baker" Corkhill, Holly "Whistle Blower" George, Jessica Yuan, identical twins Kendall & Kylie Long and Ami "The Flying Trapeze Artist" Haruna.

Advancing to the Wipeout Farm (which is another version of the One-Ring Circus; for this round only, Jill Wagner and John Henson switch jobs due to a joke played on Mr. Henson about a candy bar outside!):

1. Andrea
2. Lauren
3. Holly
4. Heavenly
5. Danyell
6. Ashley

Wipeout Farm:

Andrea: 5:22.54

Holly: 5:05.18

Lauren: 2:40.58

Heavenly: 5:37.4

Ashley: WITHDRAWS

Danyell: TIME OVER

THE WIPEOUT ZONE (fire version): Catapault/Spin Cycle/Triple Threat/Rib Rage/Spiked Whackers/Arms & Dangerous

Holly: 10:33.96

Heavenly: 9:38.4

Lauren: 9:32.71

Andrea's last in line...
















































































































...and she WINS with just 7.65 left on the clock!

MTWI: Tonight's contestants were Shalaye & Taneshia from Boston (who are twin sisters).

$1K: "Stick To It"- One of these girls had to stick three balls on each of two lint rollers after the other girl bounced the balls.

1. PASS WITH FOUR SECONDS LEFT

$2.5K: "Spin Doctor"- After one of them spun a dollar coin across the table, the other had to stop it in a standing position using only one finger.

1. PASS IN :13

$5K: "Loner"- Using up to 40 marbles and while lying on their stomachs, they had to roll the marbles in order to knock down a red pencil from 15 feet away.

1. PASS IN :22

$10K: "Play It By Ear"

1. Shalaye- PASS

$50K: "Triple Pong Plop" (as a team)- Four balls were needed.

1. PASS IN :29

$75K: "Separation Anxiety"

1. Shalaye- PASS WITH EIGHT SECONDS LEFT

$125K: "CD Dominoes"

1. Taneshia- STRIKE ONE
2. Taneshia- STRIKE TWO
FINAL TRY: Shalaye- OUT; LEAVE WITH $50K

Episode ratings:

10: "Catch 21"
9: "Wipeout"
7: "Minute to Win It"

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