Monday, September 20, 2010

9/20/2010 Results

LMaD: The opening spiel is back to the one when we saw the first aired episode from Los Angeles, and some of the background in the audience consists of an orange curtain; also, Jonathan Mangum's podium is right in the middle of the audience with the show's logo on it being more squared (it's yellow on blue, by the way). The first deal of Season 2 is a couples deal with Gerrard (dressed as a farmer) & Kimberly from Louisiana, and they're playing the number-picking version of Movin' On Up for a Nissan Versa 1.8S Hatchback (Std., AT, Mats, Guards)(Curtain #3) worth $15,405.

(Note: The logo on this gameboard has a different font & design.)

1. #3- $250
2. #5- TRIPLE
3. #3- $1,000 ($1,750)
4. #2- LOSS

The CAR card was behind #2 at the top.

Deal #2 begins with Hannah & Andrew doing a dance-off. Whoever does the better dancing according to the studio audience will get to continue on with $1K...and it's Andrew; Hannah leaves with $100. Andrew then declines Curtain #1...and there was a home entertainment package that included a Toshiba 47" LCD HDTV and a Samsung Blu-Ray Disc player worth $2,400. He also turns down Curtain #2...and behind that was a year's worth of Jonathan's bad Disco lessons!

The fourth trader today is Shawna. Wayne Brady tempts her with some kind of tickets. She can keep them for the time being or trade them for what's behind the big box, which is now a combination of blue, silver & white. She keeps those tickets...and because the box had Jonathan's Celtic Hits, she's won a trip to the Kauai Beach Resort worth $6,248, and we have our first PERFECT DEAL of the season!

Next to make a deal are Alexandria, Jeremy (dressed as a low-budget Power Ranger) & Oliver (dressed as a bear), who are each spotted $800. Alexandria turns down what's behind Curtain #1...this time, it was a baking package worth $3,624. Secondly, Jeremy sees one of the new small boxes (this one's in blue/silver and has the same logo that's on Jonathan's podium), but he's also not interested...since it had the first video phone powered by a ZONK! Finally, Oliver gives up his money for what's behind Curtain #2...a blue ATV worth $5,299!

Time now for the Cash or Clunker Car Deal. Jana picks Curtain #3, leaving Robin (dressed as Mother Nature) with Curtain #2. A buzzer replaces a bell in this particular deal as of this season.

1. $200
2. $400
3. $500
4. $700
5. $1,200
6. $1,300
7. $1.5K
8. $1,700
9. $1,800
10. $2K
11. $2,200
12. $2,400
13. $2.5K- SOLD TO ROBIN AFTER AN INSTANT REPLAY

Gosh, I hope that Versa's not behind Curtain #3...AND IT WASN'T- IT WAS A ZONKMOBILE! That means Jana just won herself the $15,185 KIA Rio- PERFECT DEAL #2!

Finally, Amber (dressed as a construction worker) is informed that Curtain #1 has had a prize every time it was opened, but it may not at this time. Because of that, she's offered $600 & $800, but she hangs onto the curtain...and the trend continues- she's won a bedroom valued at $4,394- PERFECT DEAL #3!

THE BIG DEAL: The first one of the season has a total value of...$26,029 in cash and/or merchandise, and Shawna tears up her Hawaii tickets for a chance to possibly at least win a nicer vacation here. The designs on the doors have been slightly designed to match the designs of the original version's doors! She picks Door #1, and behind Door #3 was the first appearance of the Bank Vault. Inside it was...$2,221- GAME OVER. Her final prize behind Door #1 is...a cool spa from Strong Pools & Spas worth $8,999, so at least she improved her winnings. As it turns out, there wasn't just a trip behind Door #2 (which I would've chosen)...there were two- to the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in Aruba and the Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris.

(Note: There's now a monitor inside the Bank Vault.)

TPiR: Season 39 begins with doubleheaders every day this week! On the 39th Season Premiere, the announcer is former game show host J.D. Roberto (who's best known for hosting the original version of "Flamingo Fortune", as well as the most recent version of "Shop 'Til You Drop" here in the United States).

(Notes: This season, the opening light border's back to being golden, although the light pattern's moving backwards! Also, there's yet another new opening logo animation, and there are a few silver rotating Pricedown dollar sign turntables around the set.)

The first four contestants coming on down are Vonice Benjamin, birthday girl Nora Morales, Bradley Kelly from the University of Iowa & Rebecca Valdaveccio. IUFB #1 is an Apple electronics package consisting of an iPad, a Macbook, an iPod Touch & an iPhone4 (Lanisha Cole & Manuela Arbelaez; includes the one-year calling/data plans). Remember, whoever wins all of that will be the first to play Pay the Rent for a possible $100,000.

Nora: $5.5K
Vonice: $5K
Bradley: $3,501

Rebecca: $2,550

ARP: $2,776

When it's time for PtR, the $100K sign comes down in front of Door #2 while a brand-new musical cue plays and the lights go down. After the $100K rises back up to the ceiling, Door #2 opens to reveal the big house. The bottom object of the PtR house is a mailbox. On Level 2, there's a couch and a stove, Level 3 has a TV and a bathtub and the $100K object is fittingly a safe (and smoke even comes out of the house's chimney!). The house's model for the premiere playing is Rachel Reynolds, and controlling all the groceries next to Door #2 is Lanisha. Speaking of the products, they are Whink Cook-Top Cleaner, Red Baron By the Slice Pepperoni Pizza, Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn, 9 Lives Plus Care cat food, Pantene Classic Shampoo/Conditioner & McCormick Ground Cinnamon. Here's her lineup:

Base: Corn
Level 2: Cinnamon & Pizza
Level 3: Cleaner & Shampoo
$100K ITEM CHOICE: Cat food

PRICES:

Corn- $1.49; GOES ON
Level 2: Cinnamon ($2.98) + Pizza ($3.49) = $6.47 ($5K); GOES ON
Level 3: Cleaner ($5.49) + Shampoo ($5.99) = $11.48 ($10K)

I hope she stops now with the 10 grand now...



























































...SADLY, SHE DOESN'T- THE CAT FOOD WAS $7.30. We are obligated to show the correct order, and here it was:

Base: Shampoo ($5.99)
Level 2: Cinnamon ($2.98) + Pizza ($3.49) = $6.47
Level 3: Corn ($1.49) + Cleaner ($5.49) = $6.98
$100K ITEM: Cat food ($7.30)

As you can see, she came SO CLOSE to winning the really big money on the very first playing of this new Pricing Game- she should've switched the corn & the shampoo. Thus, Fingers' plan of giving away $10K in the premiere playing does NOT come true, and this is the fourth season premiere in the past five years that has started with a LOSS.

Video Bonus: Pay the Rent's first playing

Fifth is Esther Archuleta and the second IUFB is a Kenwood car audio package (Manuela inside the clam). The winner will play for the first car of the season.

Esther: $1,749
Nora: $1.5K
Vonice: $1,300
Bradley: $1K

ARP: $1,890

Now that Esther's got a new stereo to replace the one that got stolen out of her current car by her son, she could add to her garage a Toyota Prius (Std., #2, Guards, Appl., Bluetooth, Mats)(Rachel) if she has a buck left playing Lucky $even. Her second digit guess is four...

$ 2 4 , _ _ _

...correct. She secondly says six...

$ 2 4 , 2 _ _

...and that will cost her $4. Next from her mouth is eight...

$ 2 4 , 2 3 7

...but another low number ends her game. But hey, at least she doesn't have to worry about the Prius recall harming her family's life.

Our first winner of the season might instead be Cheryl Counts and the third IUFB is the season's first Price Look of the Week (Lanisha).

(Note: The announcer's podium is now blue, and the calldown window has been added at the start of the second segment.)

Cheryl: $450
Nora: $1,200
Vonice: $700
Bradley: BUCK

ARP: $2,467

Nora plays Super Pushover for this nifty birthday present- a trip to The Westin Paris (Manuela at Door #2; includes a guided tour of the city). Board:

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She pushes all the way to $13,218 like I would have...

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...and she's the first winner of the season as a result!

FIRST SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN OF THE SEASON:
Esther ($1,890): Three Quarters
Rebecca ($2,776): Nickel + 85 = $.90
Nora ($15,685): 80 + 75 = OVER; REBECCA ADVANCES TO SHOWCASE

The magic words next go to Byron Morgan (who's wearing a Pl!nko shirt, though that popular PG WON'T be played here) and the fourth IUFB is a white French forward refrigerator/freezer (Lanisha behind rising sign).

Byron: $2,400
Vonice: $1.5K
Bradley: $2,350
Cheryl: $2,401


ARP: $2,499

Cheryl plays Most Expen$ive for a Meridian 32" stainless-steel gas grill (Manuela), a Kawasaki KX 100 motorcycle (Rachel) & that bathtub with an LCD TV built in it (Lanisha). She selects that tub.

Grill: $2,420
Motorcycle: $3,499
Bathrub: $3,060 (and we hear Lanisha say "Sorry" when she reveals the pricetag for it)

That green Contestant's Row podium has been unlucky to those who have gotten out of it so far today.

Plugging in the green spot next is Aimee Malloy from Utah and the next IUFB is skiing/snowboarding equipment (Rachel behind the Giant Price Tag).

Aimee: $3K
Byron: $2,600
Vonice: $3,001

Bradley: $2,700

ARP: $3,378

Vonice plays the Money Game for a Ram 1500 4X2 Regular Cab (Std., PEG, Prot, Window, Axle, Liner)(Manuela at Door #3). Let's see that board:

(54)(39)(42)
(60)(85)(10)
(23)(22)(24)

MIDDLE NUMBER: 6 ($ _ _ , 6 _ _)

Her first pick is 24...there's a dollar sign. She secondly chooses 23...that's the front of the truck ($ 2 3 , 6 _ _). Next is a good guess of 39...but that's only worth money. Her next stop is 85...her cash total increases to $148. Final choice is Semi El-Cheapo (10)...and she's also WON the $23,610 Ram!

(Note: As of this season, whenever somebody wins a car, they'll get a "TPiR" license plate that says "I won this car on 'The Price is Right'", as well as "Winner!" and the show's logo, not affecting anybody's total winnings.)

(I would've lost this playing- after choosing 24 & getting the front of the truck, I would've chosen all three pairs of numbers on the top row because of the paint/fabric protection rule.)

Headed to the blue spot last is Teresa Ali and the final IUFB of this episode is a video gaming package that includes a Playstation 3 & XBOX 360 (Lanisha behind a splitting sign). Bradley's been here the whole show and he's bidding second in the final round, so this is NOT looking good for him.

Teresa: $1,100
Bradley: $1.5K
Aimee: $1,200
Byron: $1,201

ARP: $2,082, so Bradley DOESN'T go into the First Four Breakfast Club!

And he'll play Squeeze Play for a West White Potter Sailboat (Rachel behind Door #2). Board:

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He removes the first seven...

$ 9 4 7 0

...but he shouldn't have removed either one.

My PG lineup:

1. Pay the Rent
2. Most Expen$ive
3. Money Game
4. Squeeze Play
5. Pushover
6. Lucky $even

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Bradley ($2,082): 45 + 85 = OVER
Cheryl ($2,499): $.60
Vonice ($27,136): Half-Dollar + 85 = OVER; CHERYL MOVES ON

That means Rebecca gets the Top Winner spot in the season's first Showcase, and I think she picked a good time to get it as you will soon see.

The first Showcase starts in Las Vegas (Rachel at Door #4; includes dinner while being suspended on a crane 160 feet high in the air). After that, it's Ford Mustang-themed prizes from here on out, beginning with a classic Mustang-themed pool table (Manuela). And let's not forget throwing in a 2011 Mustang V6 Coupe (Std., #201A, Security)(Lanisha at Door #3).

REBECCA PASSES TO CHERYL; CHERYL BIDS $36K ON VEGAS/MUSTANG SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE WILLY

MY BID FOR VEGAS/MUSTANG SHOWCASE: $30,555

Rebecca's really nice Showcase leads off with a huge home entertainment center from Architectural Interiors (Manuela at Door #1) that includes two 32" Samsung LCD HDTVs and a 46" 3-D HDTV from the same company, as well as a Sony Blu-Ray Disc player. But imagine what her family will react if they're watching her on those TVs winning a 2011 Porsche Boxster (Std., Heating, Sound, Wheels, PCM w/ Nav.)(Rachel at Door #2)!

REBECCA BIDS $50K ON FURNTURE/PORSCHE SHOWCASE- GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR FURNITURE/PORSCHE SHOWCASE: $72.5K

REBECCA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $50,000
ARP: $79,663
DIFFERENCE: $29,663

CHERYL'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $36,000
ARP: $40,923
DIFFERENCE: $4,923- WIN

Rebecca could've easily had a record-setting day, but she'll have to settle for a bunch of electronics as her parting gifts, while Cheryl's the first champion of the season with a total of $43,422 in prizes.

PG RECORD: 2-4
TOTAL WINNINGS: $92,991

Episode #2 (Episode 5261K, which is also announced by J.D.):

CR is first filled out by Kenya Hickland, Deborah Morales, Beth Mosher & Keith Cudabach. The first IUFB is an XBOX 360 Elite package (Manuela behind a splitting sign).

Beth: $450
Deborah: $445 (STAGE GARF)
Kenya: $550
Keith: $601

ARP: $755

Keith's the first contestant to play Pl!nko with the new lit-up board! BTW, he got to the taping of this episode at 11 PM EST the previous night, and the four small prizes in this playing are modeled by Gwendolyn Osbourne-Smith.

(Notes: There is a new opening animation for this PG, which includes a Pl!nko board animation when Drew Carey & the player is at the game area; also, the $10K dollar amount lighting animation on the gameboard is different.)

1. Libman mop
IS NOT: $20
PICK: 0- $10

2. Earmuffs
ARE NOT: $45
PICK: 5- $75


3. Spatula/thermometer
IS NOT: $39
PICK: 3- $19


4. Scratch-resistant iron
IS NOT: $59
PICK: 5- $50


Good SP setup today; Rachel gives him the other three Pl!nko Chips.

1. $10K
2. DUD (right)
3. $500 (right)
4. $1K (right)- WINS $11.5K

Video Bonus #2: First Pl!nko playing w/ its new set

The red podium now belongs to Gabriel Delrahim and the second IUFB is a pair of SportsStuff inflatable towables (Gwen at Door #3).

Gabriel: $799
Beth: $600
Deborah: $509

Kenya: $525

ARP: $880

Gabriel plays Make Your Move for a Vivitar digital camera (Rachel), a selection of power tools (Rachel) and one of those International Outdoor Furnishings kitchen islands (Manuela at Door #2). Board:

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His guesses:

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He completely misses it- the camera was $90, the tools were $967 and that was a $9,359 kitchen island.

Going green next is Lisha Smith from Buffalo, NY and the third IUFB is a Le Vian ladies' ring (coming down from the ceiling).

Lisha: $1,250
Beth: $1,600
Deborah: $1,599 (STUPID BID #2)
Kenya: $2,200


ARP: $2,599

Kenya plays That's Too Much for a Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport (Std., Conv.)(Rachel at Door #3).

1. $17,950
2. $19,460
3. $20,841
4. $21,962
5. $22,560
6. $24,120- THAT'S TOO MUCH
7. $25,810 (ARP: $24,870)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Gabriel ($880): $.95
Kenya ($2,599): 40 + 70 = OVER BY A DIME
Keith ($12,390): WINS ANOTHER $1K & SHOWCASE BERTH!

The first Bonus Spin of the season lands on...half a buck.

After Robert Holder comes on down, IUFB #4 is the skee-ball table (Gwen at Door #3).

Robert: $875
Lisha: $900
Beth: $600
Deborah: $599 (STUPID BID #3; what in thunderation are you doing, my dear?!?!)


ARP: $849

Because Deborah went a buck the wrong way, Beth will instead play One Wrong Price for a variety of Prada handbags/wallets marked at $4,745, a stepper w/ 7" LCD HDTV and an MP3 player dock marked at $3,179 (Rachel) & a MacPro desktop computer system that includes a Hewlett-Packard printer marked at $4,068 (Manuela). Like yours truly, her choice is the computer...but the stepper's just $2,599.

Beth is replaced in the red by Danielle Kaplan and next on J.D.'s IUFB list is two different LG cell phones w/ the one-year calling plan (Manuela & Rachel).

Danielle: $1K
Deborah: $900
Robert: $1,100
Lisha: $1,101

ARP: $1,240

Lisha, who's also celebrating a birthday, plays Stack the Deck (Rachel) for the Chevrolet HHR (Std., Tire, AT, Prot, Adj.)(Gwen at Door #3). Here's the number line:

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1. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly & Mission Tortilla Strips
PRICE: $3.29
PICK: Chips- $4.19

2. Athenos Feta Cheese & Glade Air Freshener
PRICE: $2.79
PICK: Freshener- $1.59

3. Karo Corn Syrup & Sunsweet PlumSmart Juice
PRICE: $3.99
PICK: Juice- CORRECT; SELECTS THIRD DIGIT ($ _ _ , 4 _ _)


I hope she gets very lucky (or picks the right audience members that have seen this particular HHR price before) in putting together the right price of $21,459...

$ 2 1 , 4 5 9

...AND FOR WHATEVER REASON, SHE DOES; SHE'S THE FIRST PLAYER EVER TO WIN THIS PG WITH JUST ONE FREE NUMBER!!!

Video Bonus #3: GREAT Stack the Deck comeback!

Last to get out of the audience today (with NO calldown box here, though) is Monique Menoir and the final IUFB overall is four pairs of Miyagi Eyewear sunglasses (all models & J.D. in front of CR). Thanks mainly to her two ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES on this episode, Deborah's been here the entire episode.

Monique: $800
Danielle: $1,300
Deborah: BUCK
Robert: $1,370

ARP: $766, so Deb has escaped!

She then plays the Range Game for a trip to the Barcelo Hotel & Resort in Cabo San Lucas (all models at Door #3; includes a deep-sea fishing experience on a private charter boat). The range is $4,700-$5,300, and she lets it go as far as $4,970-$5,120...WIN at $5,094!

(Note: The models were swinging during the latter part of this playing.)

My lineup this time:

1. Pl!nko
2. Stack the Deck
3. One Wrong Price
4. Make Your Move
5. That's Too Much
6. Range Game

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Beth ($849): $.60
Deborah ($5,860): 55 + 45 = WINS $1K
Lisha ($22,699): Nickel + 20 = Quarter

Let's see if Deb does any better with her Bonus Spin...not much with three quarters, so she gets the runner-up Showcase podium.

The first Showcase contains nothing but wheels- a Yamaha TW 200 motorcycle (Gwen in between Doors #2 & #3), a cargo trailer (Rachel at Door #3) and a Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4X2 (Manuela at Door #2).

KEITH PASSES TO DEBORAH; DEBORAH BIDS $33K ON WHEELS SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR WHEELS SHOWCASE: $48,567

Keith's Showcase is about having parties, starting with the one for his house (or somewhere nearby). The music can be provided for a party with this DJ setup (Manuela in between Doors #1 & #2). If his friends wants to sing along with the songs that get played, he needs this VocoPro karaoke machine; also being thrown in is a 60" Mitsubishi DLP HDTV (Gwen at Door #1). But if they all want to go to a bigger party, they can do so in Japan (the trip graphic is displayed on the TV; includes a pair of tickets to see Bon Jovi perform at the Tokyo Dome).

KEITH BIDS $29,009 ON PARTY/TRIP SHOWCASE- STAGE WILLY

MY BID FOR PARTY/TRIP SHOWCASE: $20,689

KEITH'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $29,009
ARP: $20,425
OVER (he leaves with $13,390 in cash & stuff)

DEBORAH'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $33,000
ARP: $34,110- WIN!

Thanks to getting her act together before this episode ends, Deb's won a total of $40,970 in cash & merchandise.

PG RECORD: 2-4 (or 3-3 if you want to count Pl!nko)
TOTAL WINNINGS: $81,387

(One more note: J.D. forgot to do the sign-off for this episode.)

21: Another week begins with these contestants coming in:

Dan (Connellsville, PA)- Local major-league sports team fan
Valerie (Torrance, CA)- Legal assistant in L.A.
Nathan (originally from Walkinshaw, WI)- Just got back from backpacking in Kenya & Madagascar

Round 1 Base Cards:

Dan: 3 OF HEARTS
Valerie: 8 OF SPADES
Nathan: 7 OF CLUBS

Maingame Bonus Trip: Vegas

Here's the board after the first three questions:

Dan: (3H)(10S) = 13 (200)
Valerie: (8S)(4D)(QH) = BUSTED BY ONE
Nathan: 7 OF CLUBS (100)

4. Talk about the student body- in 2009, Women's Health reported college students in what field tend to have the most sex partners?

A: Political Science
B: Medicine
C: Computer Programming

Nathan: Political Science- INCORRECT
Dan: Medicine- CORRECT (300)

CARD: JACK OF HEARTS, WHICH IS PASSED TO NATHAN (17)

5. Inspired by the tin roof Georgia cabin in which they made music, what roof-raising dance tune was a big hit for the B-52s?

Nathan: "Love Shack"- CORRECT (200); GOES ON

CARD: 10 OF HEARTS- WINS ROUND 1 (700)

Round 2 Base Cards:

Dan: 3 OF SPADES
Valerie: KING OF SPADES
Nathan: ACE OF DIAMONDS

Five questions later:

Dan: (3S)(8C) = 11 (500)
Valerie: (KS)(3C)(2D) = 15 (100)
Nathan: BOTH RED ACES AND THE 3 OF DIAMONDS = 5/15 (900)

6. What outdoorsman used the money from his successful movie career to build a Utah ski resort to start a film festival?

Nathan: Robert Redford- RIGHT (1,000)

If this next card is anything higher than a six, Valerie's game is pretty much over.

CARD: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS- ELIMINATED

7. When a queen bee is looking for a "honey", she makes a beeline to mate in mid-air with what male bee?

A: Worker
B: Drone
C: Killer bee

Dan: Drone- RIGHT (600)

CARD: 6 OF CLUBS; KEEPS IT (17) AND GOES ON

8. No doubt Pamela Anderson will experience a cold front if she undoes the buttons that, by definition, go all down the front of what type of sweater?

A: V-neck
B: Cardigan
C: Turtleneck


Nathan: Cardigan- RIGHT (1,100)

He needs at least a five to win his second straight round.

CARD: 5 OF SPADES- WINS ANOTHER ROUND

Championship Round Base Cards:

Dan: 4 OF CLUBS
Nathan: 7 OF HEARTS

After two questions, we now have showing:

Dan: (4C)(6H) = 10
Nathan: (7H)(9C) = 16

3. Often shirtless and hunky on TV, what actor was shirtless & drunky on the Internet when a video showed him eating a hamburger off the floor?

Dan: David Hasselhoff- YES INDEED

To steal the game, he needs at least a six.

CARD: 9 OF SPADES- WIN

BLACKJACK BONANZA WITH TWO POWER CHIPS FOR THE FIFTH EPISODE IN A ROW (and eighth out of 10):

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: ACE OF HEARTS
HAND #2: 10 OF SPADES
HAND #3: ACE OF CLUBS

1. 6 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (one PC left)

2. 5 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (15; could've been on the board by now)

3. KING OF DIAMONDS; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1K)

4. JACK OF HEARTS; HAND #3 CLEARED ($5K) AND GOES ON

He could've tied the fastest $25K win on record by now, but maybe he'll win the top prize anyway.

5. KING OF CLUBS (no PCs left)
6. 2 OF DIAMONDS (17); STOPS WITH $6K
7. 2 OF SPADES (19)
FINAL CARD: QUEEN OF SPADES

WoF: Remember that Lexus that I was talking about at the end of the Friday episode? Well, that's the car up for grabs this week (courtesy of Lexus of Las Vegas) as we begin Week 2 at The Palazzo. The $1,000 Toss-Up category is Phrase:

T _ _ E E / O F

_ / _ I _ _

Rachel solves the poker hand THREE OF A KIND for $1,000. It's interview time:

Rachael Lowe (Henderson, NV)
Dillon LaCoss (Bay St. Louis, MS)- U.S. Navy chief petty officer for 15 years
Rosie Gibson (San Francisco)- Full-time alternative model/Burlesque dancer

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Food & Drink:

G _ _ _ T

L O _ _ I _ O P

Dillion goofs with GREAT LOLLIPOP.

G I _ _ T

L O _ _ I _ O P

Rosie steals GIANT LOLLIPOP for the money.

(Note: The main puzzle category graphics this week start with some poker chips being stacked before one of them does a wipe that leads into the category reveal.)

IHOP Jackpot Round category is TV Title and out on the wheel now is a $5.5K trip to Ireland courtesy of Aer Lingus. Rosie gets us started with a $600 T and buys four E's, then she calls three S's for another $1,500 and purchases three I's and an A before calling the first letter of the puzzle, H, for another $550, and calling two L's to add $1,800. The board...

H I T

_ _ S I _ A L

S E _ I E S

_ L E E

...she solves the HIT MUSICAL SERIES "GLEE" for another $3,700 and $5,700 total.

PERFECT ROUND
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,550

The Same Name Round begins with Rachael calling an instant dud of T. Secondly, Dillon calls two S's for $900, buys two E's, calls a $300 L and two R's for another $1,200, followed by an A buy but then a Bankrupt in between $600 & $900, causing him to lose $1,900. Third, Rosie calls a surprising dud of D. Rachael resumes her gameplay by calling an I while on Free Play to clean out the vowels, a $450 P, a $3,500 G, two C's for another $600, an N for the eBags.com gift certificate and we have...

G A R L I C

& / _ E N C _

P R E S S

...she solves GARLIC & BENCH PRESS for an additional $5,550 in cash & gift tag, bringing her up to $6,550.

DUDS: $900 D (Rosie), $500 T (Rachael)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dillon

Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round is not What Are You Doing?, but rather Song Lyrics. First, Dillon calls an $800 T and buys two I's, then he lands on the Mystery Wedge in between FP and Lose a Turn. He calls an M and flips...$10,000! After buying three A's, he hits LaT.
Second, Rosie calls three E's and an O while hitting FP twice in a row to close the vowel department for this round of play, then she proceeds to light up three N's for $900, but she then spins the other regular Bankrupt to lose that much money and the mystery trip. Rachael then buzzes in...

I ' M / _ E A _ I N _ / O N

A / _ E T / _ _ A N E

...as John Denver also said in his song, Rachael will say "I'M LEAVING ON A JET PLANE" to the Mondrian resort in South Beach, FL. This is a $5K trip, so her new leading total is $11,550 in cash and prizes.

SOLE LaT: Dillon
SOLE BANKRUPT: Rosie

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: DP06924 (Doris P. from Idaho)

The last Toss-Up topic is Rhyme Time:

S _ _ P / _ I L L

Y O _ / _ _ O P

Also the title of a game show hosted by Pat Finn and later Mr. Roberto (although with an apostrophe and one less L in the title), Dillon gets on the board with SHOP TILL YOU DROP.

Last Chance Round category is Thing and consonants are worth $1,600 apiece; nobody's mathematically out of this game. His first letter choice is T...

_ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ T _ _ _

...and he gives his second incorrect response of the night with PARTY PRESIDENTS, which DOESN'T even fit the category. Later, Rosie puts up a C...

F R _ S H

_ _ R S _ _ C T _ _ _

...and she comes up with a FRESH PERSPECTIVE at the buzzer for an extra $4,800, so she finishes a close second with $10.5K. Dillon leaves with three grand and Rachael hangs on with $11,550 in cash & merchandise.

So far, $25,050 in cash & other goodies have been handed out.

DUDS: M (Rachael), N (Rosie)
SOLE DQ: Dillon (missolve)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,800

Maxwell House Big Money Round: Rachael Lowe spins the M in GAME and the final subject tonight is Food & Drink. Starting with:

_ _ _ _ _

_ E E _

She calls C, M, P and A and gets...

_ _ _ C _

_ E E _

...she DOESN'T eat this piece of JUICY BEEF for 35 large, leaving her with $11,550 in cash and stuff.

J!: Roger Craig's already the most memorable champion on this show since Ken Jennings, but can he at least become a six-time champ? These two women want to stop him at all costs:

Marisa Tam (Minneapolis, MN)- Archives assistant
Mary Keating (Baltimore, MD)- Lawyer

Light up the board, Kevin McCarthy:

LESSER-KNOWN AMERICANS
COUNTRY MUSIC
THE LOYOLA OPPOSITION
YOUR HONOR, I OBJECT!
GOOD CAUSES
BLARNEY

At the first break, Keating leads Craig by $600; Tam has $800 to start with. Incidentally, Roger's a former college radio show host. Speaking of him, he hits the Daily Double under the middle clue on Good Causes with four grand; he leads Keating by the same amount Tam has right now. He wagers half his bank with this clue:

A "mission" to help the homeless is named for this lower Manhattan street known as a skid row since the 1800s.

"What is Bowery?"...also the alleged home of professional wrestler Scott "Raven" Levy, that's correct for $6,000! At the end of this round (with the $200 clues in both Lesser Known Americans & The Loyola Opposition going unrevealed), he's in Lock Game Territory with 10 grand; Keating has $4,400 and Tam's doubled up to $1,200.

LACH TRASH (also unattempted): $2K

DJ! Categories:

"A" SCIENCE CATEGORY
MOVIE CITIES
LAST NAME'S THE SAME
WOMEN: WRITE ON!
GOAT-POURRI
EPONYMS

Keating gets a hold of DD #1 with the middle clue on Eponyms, but even though she has $7,200, Craig's still in LGT with $15,200; Tam's a distant third with $4K. Speaking of that score, that's what Keating's betting when it comes to this:

Meaning elegant or fancy, it's from the name of a hotel chain founded by a Swiss businessman (and a certain snack cracker).

"What is Ritzy?"...that's the one to get her within striking distance at $11,200! The last DD of the night gets unraveled by...Craig with the most expensive "A" clue! He's reached the $20K mark and has a $5,600 lead over Keating at this point of the match; Tam's still way out of the game with $4,800. This time, he makes a bet of...12 big ones. To keep the lead and jump to $32K, here's the clue:

These are just small masses of lymphoid tissue in the Nasopharynx.

"What are adenoids?"...THOSE ARE RIGHT!!! We don't have time for either $400 clue in "A" Science Category or Last Name's the Same.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS OF THE ROUND: $1,600 (Movie Cities)
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $3,200

Scores after Double Jeopardy!:

Roger: $35,200
Mary: $18K
Marisa: $6,400- MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED


CORYAT SCORES:

Roger: $23,800
Mary: $15,200
Marisa: $6,400

FJ! SUBJECT: The Western Hemisphere.

Made up of one large & many smaller islands, it's the most populous of Britain's remaining overseas territories.

MARISA:
Response: "What are the British Virgin Islands?"
Wager: $5K
Final score: $1,400

Mary Keating's pretty sure about her final response of "What are the Bahamas?"...





























































...BUT IT'S NOT RIGHT AND SHE LOSES EVERYTHING. That means she's leaving with a C-note, Tam's getting $2K and ROGER CRAIG'S A SIX-TIME CHAMP!!!!!! And it's a good thing Keating missed this one, because Craig did also with "What is (the) Falklands?"; the right ones are in Bermuda. As you might have guessed, he only drops $801, so the $34,399 he's earned tonight results in him SETTING A NEW SIX-DAY RECORD OF $230,200, MAKING HIM THE THIRD-HIGHEST REGULAR PLAY WINNER EVER!!!!!!!!! He'll try to break the quarter million-dollar mark tomorrow!

DFtL!: The new daily version is underway! And the first one I get to see play it is Leilani Evans (who's obsessed with Classical & Renaissance music). If she wins the $50,000 tonight, she's planning on visiting some castles in Europe. BTW, the Three Lines backup is sponsored by Geico, and here are her categories:

ROCK
R & B
POP
1980s

(Notes: There is no announcer, and Brad Lachman isn't part of the syndicated version's staff. Also, unlike the syndicated version of " Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader", the show's shot in HD.)

1. 1980s
A: "I Keep Forgettin'" by Michael McDonald (1982)
B: "Anything For You" by Gloria Estefan (1988)
PICK: "I Keep Forgettin'"
NUMBER OF MISSING WORDS: Four
PREVIOUS LINE: "I keep forgettin', things will never..."
FINAL GUESS: "...be the same again" ($1K)

2. R & B
A: "Just Once" by James Ingram w/ Quincy Jones (1980)
B: "How 'Bout Us" by Champaign (1981)
PICK: "Just Once"
NUMBER OF MISSING WORDS: Five

PREVIOUS LINE: "Just once, can't we figure out..."
BASE GUESS: "...how to make it right"

She uses the backup.

A: "...what keeps on going wrong"
B: "...what we keep doing wrong"
C: "...what we screwed up again"

CHOICE: B- CORRECT ($2.5K)

3. Pop
A: "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul (1989)
B: "If I Were a Boy" by Beyonce (2008)
PICK: "Straight Up"
NUMBER OF MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Or am I..."
FINAL GUESS: "...caught in a hit and run?" ($5K)

4. Rock
A: "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1989)
B: "Buddy Holly" by Weezer (1994)
PICK: "Buddy Holly"
NUMBER OF MISSING WORDS: Eight
PREVIOUS LINE: "I don't care what they say..."
FINAL GUESS: "...about us anyway, I don't care about that" ($10K)


Dairy Queen Bonus Question (for you at home only):

Which of these singers was Billy Crystal's babysitter when he was a child?

A: Eartha Kitt
B: Etta James
C: Ella Fitzgerald
D: Billie Holiday

Hint: She was known as "Lady Day".

ANSWER: Billie

Back to Leilani, she's going for the Encore Song!

ENCORE: "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls (1982)
NUMBER OF MISSING WORDS: 12
PREVIOUS LINE: "Every specimen..."
FINAL GUESS: "...talk, dark, short and sweet, from their head down to their feet"

Do we have a $50K winner right off the bat?...








































































...NO. The correct lyrics were "...tall, blonde, dark and mean, rough and tough and strong and mean". That sends her home with a grand.

Now ready to play is Alicia Velez from Miami, FL (who is an investigative researcher for a law firm that just enrolled in Harvard University). Her subjects:

POP
POWER BALLADS
ROCK
2000s

1. Rock
A: "I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar (1984)
B: "When I'm Gone" by 3 Doors Down (2002)
PICK: "When I'm Gone"
NUMBER OF MISSING WORDS: Four
PREVIOUS LINE: "...wants to be the one you..."
BASE GUESS: "...want to see..."


She immediately uses the backup.

A: "...always want to see"
B: "...wanted me to be"
C: "...never want to leave"


CHOICE: B- CORRECT ($1K)

2. Power Ballads
A: "These Dreams" by Heart (1986)
B: "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" by Whitney Houston (1988)

PICK: "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"
NUMBER OF MISSING WORDS: Five

PREVIOUS LINE: "I look in your eyes and I know that..."
FINAL GUESS: "...you still care for me" ($2.5K)


3. 2000s
A: "Hella Good" by No Doubt (2002)
B: "100 Years" by Five For Fighting (2004)
PICK: "Hella Good"
NUMBER OF MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "You hold me like you should..."
FINAL GUESS: "...so I'm gonna keep on dancing" ($5K)


4. Pop
A: "Here I Am" by Air Supply (1981)
B: "Jump Jive An' Wail" by Brian Setzer Orchestra (1998)
PICK: "Jump Jive An' Wail"
NUMBER OF MISSING WORDS: Eight

PREVIOUS LINE: "Looking for a can of ale, mama's in..."
FINAL GUESS: "...the kitchen learning how to jive and wail" (A: "...the backyard learning how to jive and wail")

Regardless of the outcome there, she's walking away with $5K. The Encore Song was "Forever Your Girl" by Paula Abdul (1989).

DQ Bonus Question #2:

What supermodel designed the cover for Billy Joel's album "River of Dreams"?

A: Claudia Schiffer
B: Iman
C: Cindy Crawford
D: Christie Brinkley

Clue: She was on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue for three straight years.

ANSWER: Christie

5th Grader: The second syndicated season starts with the first game from the second annual Celebrity Stars Week. Craig Morgan's playing for Billy's Place, and the three kid panelists on at least this week of shows are Lauren, Arman & Jenni.

(Notes: The "5th Grade Bonus Question" is always at the top of the gameboard, and when a subject is chosen, the dollar amount for its question is behind it before it flies in front of the screen to reveal the question. Also, the opening theme is replaced by some generic country song for these special episodes only, and Jeff Foxworthy's not wearing his glasses.)

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Save is NO MORE on this show.

The first eight topics are:

1st Grade Math
1st Grade Measurements
2nd Grade Animal Science
2nd Grade World History
3rd Grade World Geography
3rd Grade Social Studies
4th Grade U.S. History
4th Grade Anatomy

FIRST CLASSMATE: Jenni (who plays basketball, softball & dodgeball)
SUBJECT #1: Math

If John has six grapes and Jill takes a third of them, how many grapes does John have left?

They're both correct with four for his charity's first $500.

SUBJECT #2: Animal Science

T or F: Dinosaurs, some of which weighed 100 tons, were mammals.

He guesses False...right to triple his money.

SUBJECT #3: World Geography

The Dead Sea is the lowest point of elevation on what continent?

After ruling out both Americas, Craig's torn between Africa & Australia. He locks in Africa...AND HE NEVER HAD IT RIGHT. The right one was Asia, said by all three classmates.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Armaan (whose favorite sport is football)
SUBJECT #4: Anatomy

What oragan, which is part of the lymphatic system and is located by the upper left part of the human abdomen, destroys old red blood cells and stores white blood cells?

He guesses the liver...incorrect; it was the spleen.

SUBJECT #5: Measurements

Which of the following is NOT a tool designed to weigh objects?

A: Balance
B: Scale

C: Ruler

Craig's correct with the ruler.

SUBJECT #6: World History

The year 1912 was in what century?

A: 18th
B: 19th
C: 20th


He returns to $1.5K after correctly ringing in with the 20th. Lauren has a brother and 12 cousins.

SUBJECT #7: Social Studies

Officially opened on February 2, 1913, and home to Vanderbuilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal is located in what U.S. city?

Craig uses his Peek and locks in Lauren's answer of NYC (which he would've said if he had no cheats left)...that makes his new charity bank total $5K.

FINAL REGULATION SUBJECT: U.S. History

General George Washington defeated the Britsh at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 with help from the Navy of what European country?

Craig Copies. Armaan wrote down "The French Navy"...that's acceptable for France, so his total jumps to $12.5K! And that's where he Drops Out, meaning that's banked for his charity.

BONUS QUESTION CATEGORY: Science

What two letters make up the symbol for the element Mercury on The Periodic Table?

All he would've said was Mc; the symbol was actually Hg.

The first civilan to play in Season 2 is Jennifer Abuyaghi (who's a retail specialist that once accidentally killed a class mouse), and let's reveal her subjects now:

1st Grade World Geography
1st Grade Measurements
2nd Grade Nature
2nd Grade Math
3rd Grade Grammar
3rd Grade Astronomy
4th Grade U.S. History
4th Grade U.S. Geography

FIRST CLASSMATE: Jenni (who's a speed reader)
OPENING SUBJECT: Measurements

If a standard clock reads 5:35 PM, the minute hand's pointing to what number?

She earns her first $500 with seven, but it took her a little while to get there.

SUBJECT #2: Math

If John has two sets of twin brothers and no other siblings, what's the total number of children in his family?

She locks in four...uh, you left out John, my dear- it was five, which Jenni said. But there's still a possible $235K that she could win.

SUBJECT #3: Nature

T or F: In a pea pod, the peas are seeds.

Her guess is True...and she doubles the $500 that she previously had.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Lauren (who is a student body president that loves to play the piano)
SUBJECT #4: Grammar

What pronoun's used to indicate the second-person?

A: They
B: You
C: He

Her answer is you, and Jennifer, you are...right for a new score of $4.5K!

SUBJECT #5: Astronomy

Nepture takes about how many Earth years to complete one orbit around The Sun?

A: 16
B: 165
C: 212

She's drawing a blank, so she activates the Peek and locks in Lauren's answer of 165...that's it to give her $8K!

SUBJECT #6: World Geography

Two countries border The Great Lakes. The U.S. is one of them- what's the other?

Again, she has no idea, so she Copies. Lauren reponded this time with Canada...and there's $8.5K! But Lauren's completely on her own.

SUBJECT #7: U.S. Geography

What U.S. state's home to Theodore Roosevelt National Park?

She comes up with a ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE with Washington, D.C., which is a state capital instead of a state. Correct: North Dakota. To stay in the game and only give back at least a grand pending the Bonus Question, here's her other 4th Grade question in U.S. History:

If you were taking a field trip to the U.S. state named for a French king, then you'd be heading to what state?

Jennifer does lock in a state named Delaware...GAME OVER- the right one this time was Louisiana, and she realizes it several seconds too late. That means she's the first player this season to FLUNK OUT prior to the BQ and likewise receive the $250 pre-paid credit card.

First "Millionaire" Celebrity Week Recap

Episode ratings:

9: "Jeopardy!"
8: "The Price is Right"
7: "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?", "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" & "Let's Make a Deal"
6: "Catch 21" & "Wheel of Fortune"

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