21: GSN's HD feed isn't scheduled to begin until tomorrow, but this show is being seen in the letterbox format today with these contestants:
Luke (originally from Austin, TX)
Ayanna- A mother who wants to win the big money so that she can remodel her family's house
James (originally from Pittsburgh)
Round 1 Base Cards:
Luke: 8 OF SPADES
Ayanna: 9 OF DIAMONDS
James: 4 OF HEARTS
Maingame Bonus Prize: Santa Cruz
1. Billy Jean King was NOT Michael Jackson's lover- she was a champion athlete in what sport?
James: Tennis- CORRECT (100)
CARD: JACK OF HEARTS; PASSES TO LUKE (18)
2. A Mother Superior might feel superior if she knows Lake Superior borders what state's upper peninsula?
James: Michigan- RIGHT (200)
CARD: 4 OF CLUBS; BUSTS LUKE
3. It's no "wanda" audiences love Wanda Sykes, who co-starred with Julia Louis-Dreyfus on what now-former CBS sitcom?
A: "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
B: "How I Met Your Mother"
C: "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
Ayanna: "The New Adventures of Old Christine"- CORRECT (100)
CARD: 2 OF SPADES (11)
4. If you're prone to gas and you don't have a dog to blame it on, Prevention.com recommends capsules made from what refreshing plant?
Ayanna: Peppermint- YES INDEED (200)
CARD: 10 OF CLUBS- WINS ROUND 1 & TRIP (700)
Round 2 Base Cards (after Ayanna does a robot dance with Alfonso Ribiero):
Luke: 10 OF DIAMONDS
Aynna: 6 OF HEARTS
James: KING OF CLUBS
1. What website has more active users than the entire U.S. population?
James: Facebook- RIGHT (300)
CARD: 3 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO LUKE (13)
2. Perhaps giving Democrats more incentive to pass the bill, who said "If healthcare was implemented, he'll go to Costa Rica"?
A: Dick Cheney
B: Rush Limbaugh
James: Rush- RIGHT (400)
CARD: JACK OF SPADES; SHUTS LUKE OUT OF THE GAME FOR GOOD
3. If you wanna hear a crooner without seeming lame, check out what modern-day sensation who sings "Haven't Met You Yet"?
A: Michael Bolton
B: Michael Buble
James: Buble- RIGHT AGAIN (500)
CARD: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO AYANNA (16)
4. Thurgood Marshall did a thoroughly good job as our nation's first African-American what?
Ayanna: Supreme Court judge- ACCEPTABLE (800)
CARD: JACK OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PASSED TO JAMES (20)
5. He's 6'5" without heels, but when Atlanta movie mogul Tyler Perry slips them on, he plays what hilarious movie matriarch?
Ayanna: Madea- RIGHT (900)
CARD: 2 OF HEARTS- WINS ANOTHER ROUND
Championship Round Base Cards:
Ayanna: 2 OF DIAMONDS
James: 5 OF DIAMONDS
1. If your electrician is AC/DC, he undoubtedly knows the AC in AC/DC stands for what?
A: Alternating current
B: Atomized current
C: Available current
Ayanna: Alternating (at the buzzer)- CORRECT
CARD: 6 OF SPADES (8)
2. When asked about the key to his 20-year marriage to Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon said "You have to keep the fights clean and the sex..." what?
James: Dirty- YES
CARD: 7 OF SPADES; PASSES TO AYANNA (15)
3. Starcrossed lovers Tony & Maria have a tragic ending in "West Side Story", which is a modern version of what play?
B: "King Lear"
C: "Romeo & Juliet"
James: "Romeo & Juliet"- RIGHT
He needs at least a seven to win this game.
CARD: 4 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (9)
4. From the Japanese word for "empty orchestra", a bad performance of what often empties a room?
James: Karaoke- RIGHT AGAIN
CARD: JACK OF DIAMONDS- WIN
BLACKJACK BONANZA: James' got the house minimum on the Power Chips.
HAND #1: 7 OF HEARTS
HAND #2: 2 OF HEARTS
HAND #3: 3 OF SPADES
1. 4 OF SPADES, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #1 (11)
2. 6 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #2 (8)
3. 3 OF HEARTS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #2 (11)
4. 5 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (8)
5. 4 OF HEARTS; ALSO PLACES IN HAND #3 (12)
6. KING OF SPADES; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1K)
7. 10 OF DIAMONDS; HAND #2 CLEARED ($5K); GOES ON
8. ACE OF HEARTS; KEEPS IT (13) AND GOES ON
9. ACE OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (14) AND STOPS WITH $6K
10. 2 OF CLUBS; WOULD'VE CHANGED IT
11. ACE OF DIAMONDS; ALSO WOULD'VE CHANGED THAT
12. 10 OF HEARTS
WoF: The first Toss-Up category on the second show of Season 28 from The Venetian is Place:
_ I _ E / A R T
_ A L _ E R Y
Todd solves FINE ART GALLERY for $1,000, and let's meet him and his female competition right now:
Todd Nixon (Charleston, SC)- A respitory therapist who's hoping to go on a medical mission trip to Uganda this December
Leslie Strange (Independence, MO)- Army wife/sales & licensing coordinator for a large communications company
Ashlyn Burnett (Henderson, NV)- Internet merchandise buyer
$2,000 Toss-Up category is In the Kitchen:
P O P _ _ R N
P _ _ _ _ _
Leslie only gets POPCORN ______.
P O P _ _ R N
P _ P _ _ _
Todd triples his dough with POPCORN POPPER.
Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category is Movie Title and out on the wheel now is a $5.5K NCL Alaskan Cruise from Leisure Larry.com. He gets us going with three T's for $900 and buys three E's and I's before calling two H's for the cruise and buying the last remaining vowels of two A's. After he calls a $300 W, we have...
T H E / T W I _ I _ H T
_ A _ A : / E _ _ I _ _ E
...he nails "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE" for the first PERFECT ROUND of the season and another $5,950 in cash and cruise, for a new total of $8,950.
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $5,600
For the second night in a row, the Prize Puzzle Round category is What Are You Doing? First up this time is Leslie, who calls an immediate dud of T (just the second this season). Secondly, Ashlyn calls two N's for $800, buys four E's, calls a $300 G and buys an obvious I before Bankrupting next to the $3,500 wedge to lose the remaining $600. Third, Todd calls three R's for $900 and purchases four A's, followed by a $450 D, but he then buys the only dud vowel on this board (O). After Leslie quickly duds out again with the S this time, Ashlyn jumps in...
R E _ A _ I N G
_ N D E R / A / _ E A _ _
_ _ _ R E _ _ A
...and responds incorrectly with READING UNDER A BEACH UMBRELLA, because that's a letter short. Todd then Bankrupts the same way Ashlyn did earlier to lose the $850 that's in his pot. Leslie then steals RELAXING UNDER A BEACH UMBRELLA for a chance to do so at the Almond Smugglers' Cove in St. Lucia worth $6,800.
DUDS: O (Todd), $350 S (Leslie), $300 T (Leslie)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Ashlyn, Todd)
SOLE DQ: Ashlyn (blown solve)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: MB0203841 (Mark B. from Minnesota)
IHOP Mystery Round subject is Before & After. Hoping to redeem herself in this round of play, Ashlyn begins by calling a $400 T and buying two E's prior to purchasing a free A while on Free Play. She next calls a $300 H, buys three O's, lights up three N's for another $1,200 and then calls a $600 M and twin C's for another $600. Afterwards, she lights up double I's to clean out the vowels before she puts up two L's for another $800 and we have...
C I N N A M O N
R O L L
O _ / T H E / _ I C E
...she's correct this time with CINNAMON ROLL OF THE DICE for $3,150.
PERFECT ROUND #2
The final Toss-Up is about some Living Things:
_ I _ _
S T A _ L _ _ _ S
For the lead with $9,800, Leslie rings in with WILD STALLIONS...yes.
Next topic is Phrase. She immediately hits the $5,000 spot but she calls an inopportune dud of S. Over to Ashlyn, who proceeds to call a $900 N before we go to Last Chance Mode with the following...
_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ N _ _ _
...and the remaining consonants are worth $1,900 apiece; anybody can win. A little later, Leslie makes an L appear...
_ _ R _ / _ _ _ R
_ _ L _ N _ _ R
...and she gets MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the championship with $11,700 in cash and trip! Todd leaves with $8,950 in cash & cruise and Ashlyn takes home $3,150.
So far, $23,800 in cash and vacations has been awarded this evening.
Prior to speed-up bell: $5K S (Leslie)
After the bell: T (Ashlyn)
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,450
Big Money Round: Leslie's survived another pretty "Strange" game on the "Wheel" to make it here; let's see how she fares with the high stakes on the line. She spins the R and the category is Place. Starting with:
_ R _ N T
_ _ R _
She calls H, P, D and I and gets...
_ R _ N T
_ _ R D
...without the A, the $30,000 at stake again tonight now blows all over a FRONT YARD somewhere else in Vegas. That sends her home with $11,700 in cash and trip.
Jeopardy!: Last night, Roger Craig (who some of you might consider a combination of the James Bond actors Roger Moore & Daniel Craig) kicked some booty thanks to his luck, strategy & smarts, winning 37 grand! Incidentally, he played a mad scientist in a low-budget zombie film. Let's see if he can continue his roll tonight against:
Mandy Strine (Hendersonville, TN)- DMV administrator for a used car retailer
Tony Fan (Marietta, GA)- Law student
Light up the first category board, Kevin McCarthy:
CALDECOTT MEDAL & HONOR BOOKS
ROCK 'N OLD
SORT THROUGH THE WORLD PROBLEM
THE "A" LIST
KATIE COURIC, WITNESS TO HISTORY (all clues will be presented by said anchor of the "CBS Evening News")
Craig first goes Daily Double Hunting with the $400 Katie Couric clue. He doesn't find the first DD of the night, but he is in Lock Game Territory with $4,800 and leads Fan by $3,000; Strine's $600 in the hole, though. And Craig finds the DD under the middle clue on Caldecott Medal & Honor Books with $5,400, which is triple Fan's current score. He wagers four grand. To keep the lead, here's the clue:
A 2007 Caldecott Honor book was called "Moses: When" she "...Led Her People To Freedom".
"Who is Harriet Tubman?"...right for a bigger lead at $9,400! After this round, he's pretty deep in LGT with 13 large; Fan's at $4,200 and Strine's $800 on the good side.
SOLE TRIPLE STUMPER OF THE ROUND: $800 (Equals One; it was attempted)
THEY'RE IN HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
LIVING IN NYC
IT'S GONNA "BE"...
WAIT FOR IT...
Early on, Craig SWEEPS the topic about NYC to jump to $19,400! Two clues later, he starts his latest DDH spree at the middle "Be" spot...and he finds one of them with the middle clue in Wait For It, and he's responded correctly on the past 10 clues in this round! Currently, he's sitting extremely pretty with $25,800, but Fan's back in the red to the tune of $400. His wager this time is...$7K on this clue:
In this play, a boy says that the title character "...won't come this evening, but surely tomorrow".
"What is Waiting for Godot?"...THAT'S IT for $32,800! His streak ends at 12, though, after he's incorrect on the $2K clue in the same category. Not too long after that, he completes the DD SWEEP after picking the $1,600 Legendary clue! With Fan up slightly to $6,200, of his $33,600, he bets...five C-notes. The answer this time is:
He invented the Lyre & gave it to Apollo; Apollo gave him the Caduceus in return.
"Who is Hermies?"...THAT'S GOT IT for a new score of $38,600! Time runs out before we can find out about the $400 "Be" clue or the last four Suit Up! answers, and Strine becomes the first contestant this season to WIPE OUT for a grand.
SOLE TS OF THE ROUND: $400 (Suit Up!)
HEADS' UP POST-DJ! CASH COUNT:
Roger: $47K (MAJOR LOCK GAME!!!!!)
Roger Craig's got a chance to break Ken Jennings' one-day record of $75K if he's smart & lucky enough tonight on the final clue of the evening.
FJ! SUBJECT: Literary & Movie Title Objects.
The inspiration for this title object in a novel & a 1957 movie actually spanned the Mae Khlung River.
Tony Fan's response was "What is the Bridge over the River Kwai?"...good enough! He finishes at $10K and will leave with 1/5 that amount. And now, let's see if Craig's right also...
...YES!!! But did he risk at least $28,001???...
...HE DID WITH 30 G'S- HE SETS THE NEW ALL-TIME SINGLE REGULATION GAME RECORD WITH $77,000!!!!!!!!!!!
AND HE SETS A NEW RECORD FOR ANY CHAMPION'S FIRST TWO DAYS WITH A TOTAL OF $114K- UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!!!! ROGER, YOU ROCK!!!!
Video Bonus: THE BIG "J!" WIN!!!!!!
MtWI: The first season finale features some of America's finest, and these two people playing are both Iraq War veterans- Andy Butterworths & Ed Salau. I would like to make a note that Ed's playing with a prosthetic leg.
$1K: "Sticky Balls"
1. Andy- PASS WITH :28 LEFT
$2.5K: "Spin Doctor"
1. PASS IN :13
$5K: "Snap, Crackle & Topple"- Set up a row of 13 boxes of Kellogg's Rice Krispies and make them topple over domino-style, with the last one dumping its cereal into a bowl.
1. Ed- PASS WITH NINE SECONDS LEFT
$10K: "Marbles Grande"
1. PASS WITH :21 LEFT
$50K: "Egg Tower"
1. Ed- STRIKE ONE
2. Ed- STRIKE TWO
FINAL TRY: Andy- PASS WITH THREE SECONDS LEFT
Their game ENDS when Ed doesn't conquer the "Mouth to Mouth" challenge. In addition to the $50K that will be split between their two families, these two guys will also each receive a special coin from Dr. Jon Dubose.
Well, that ends the first season of NBC's answer to "Beat the Clock". It didn't start out that well in the ratings on Sunday nights, but it did slightly better when it was first moved to Wednesday nights. Originally, $50K was the only safe haven available, but as of last Summer, there are three- $1K, $50K & $250K. This played a part in giving away a lot more money, and two couples took advantage of that- Chelsie Chinery & Nathan Moon ($250K on July 28th & August 4th) and especially Aaron Hendrick & Kimberly Fox (who are currently the biggest winners to date with $500K when they were on the show July 14th & July 21st).
Starting with the first "Last Man Standing" episode, some lucky contestants tried to win $1,000,000 with the very difficult game "Supercoin". Despite the show doing a Million Dollar Mission with audience members beginning July 7th, NO ONE has yet to complete it. Maybe somebody will eventually do so in the future (or at least wins the million with a different stunt).
We'll see you again sometime in mid-season. In the meantime, you can see one more never-before seen NFL episode on NBC.com.
Wipeout: "Ahoy, Ye Land Lubbers"- welcome to the two-part season finale! The first game will be of the regular variety.
Qualifier: Rumble Bridge/Sucker Punch/Big Balls w/ Motivator #2/Trampoline Sweeper/Fling Set
Karen "Food Baby Momma" Lopez (who's the first pregnant contestant to compete on this show!): 4:28.8
Tesara "Flashdancer" Liggins: 4:36.9
Jeffrey "Sleepy Guy Nurse" Gott: 4:44.7
Ryan "Bad Breath" Gagahan: 3:16.9 (second-best time of this episode)
These four are about to go Overdrive along with Michael "Hulkamaniac" Weaver (who's dressed like Hulk Hogan!), Liz Butler, Molly Gazin, Brie "The Nanny" Carter, Rimal "The Brit" Patel, Alyssa "Cheeky" Deakins, Megan Young & Dean Sitton.
Advancing to Pirate's Revenge (same as One-Ring Circus, except there's an anchor amongst the rotating objects):
Pirate's Revenge Results:
Michael: THROWS IN THE TOWEL EARLY ON
Jeffrey: TIME OVER
THE WIPEOUT ZONE: Catapault/Spin Cycle (w/ balls in it)/Triple Threat (w/ balls hanging on it)/Rib Rage/Spiked Whackers/Arms & Dangerous (balls are thrown at everybody during this time)
Ryan: QUITS BEFORE THE TRIPLE THREAT
Tesara: TIME OVER
Rimal's last in line...
...and with just 8.35 to spare, he's won $50K in American cash!
The last game of the season features some more of America's finest. And the show's logo has an American Flag waving inside it (there are also four of these at the host's announcing booth)! Virtually all of the obstacles on this particular episode will have a red, white & blue flavor!
Qualifier: Sweeper Trees/Sucker Punch/Moving Big Balls w/ Motivator #1/Shake-a-Later (w/ VIP-like roping)/Shape Shifter (w/ a blue, slippery slide)
Dean Viana (a fire captain/paramedic): 3:25.3 (best of this episode!)
Janet Pederson (who is a spastic air traffic controller): 4:45.1
Kenneth Ly (a police officer who also owns a doughnut shop): 4:36.4
Joining these three on the Double Cross are Geoffrey Lee, Lacey Youngblood, Melody Rohde, Andre Hall, Kelsey Jepsen, Michael Omohundro (a mailman), Corey Kilroy, Whitney Warren & Holly Lucille.
Advancing to The American Revolution Spinner (amongst the projectiles are confetti, streamers & paint balloons!):
ADVANCING TO THE WIPEOUT ZONE:
$1K BONUS WINNER: Geoffrey (he's the only player all season long to NOT make it to TWZ after winning this)
FINAL WZ OF THE SEASON (w/ even more confetti going everywhere!!!): Dreadmill Launch/Gut Buster/Sinistairs/Crank Shaft/Blades of Fury/Beater-Todder
Does Corey end the season with his own $50K check?...
...YES with a final time of 10:36.92! And fireworks fittingly go off as Season 3 wraps up!
Conclusion of Ellen Kennedy's game
Start of Game 3
8: "Catch 21"
7: "Wipeout" (both)
6: "Millionaire", "Minute to Win It" & "Wheel of Fortune"