Tuesday, September 28, 2010

9/28/2010 Results

LMaD: Schlena (dressed as a birthday girl who just turned 25), Eric (dressed as a member of Team USA) & Cynthia (dressed as a ship's side) are here to take part in the first deal called Majority Rules. The first two items up for consideration are a mystery check and the big box, and they opt for the money at least for the moment...that box had a $1,900 55" LCD HDTV. The clue for Curtain #1 is Outside, and the group's sticking with the cash...the curtain furthest to the left had a LEMON of an ice cream truck! Finally, they also turn down the Inside prize behind Curtain #2, even though Schlena wanted the middle curtain...they all miss out on a living room group worth $3,164. At this point, they're on their own with the choice of sticking with the check or give it back for what's in the small box (Jonathan Mangum). As it turns out, they all want the amount that's on the check...which is $850, but in the box was EVERYTHING IN THIS DEAL (excluding the ice cream truck, of course).

Contestant #4 is Donald (dressed as a bunny), and he's playing the Dice Derby for a trip to the Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas in Tortola worth $8,244 (Curtain #3).

1. 2
2. 5
3. 5; TURNS DOWN $500
4. 4; TURNS DOWN $400
5. 6; TURNS DOWN $300
6. 3; STOPS WITH $500
FINAL ROLL: 4


Next up is Michelle (dressed as a cook), and this is the Wayne's Country Songs Deal. When it comes to Curtain #1, the song sounds like it's about either a car or a vacation. She's offered $500 originally, but she ends up taking double that amount...and she won't be going on a ghost town spa experience! A similar deal is forthcoming.

Alan & Lonnie (who are both dressed as graduates) are about to play one round of "The Newlywed Game" with $500 to start:

Curtain #2:
A: Herman Miller lounge chair & Dell laptop ($4,209)
B: Honda Rebel ($3,999)
LONNIE'S PICK: Motorcycle
ALAN'S PICK: Motorcycle

Afterwards, they take The Big Risk on Curtain #3...and they've got some even better wheels to the tune of a Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe (Std., Tire) worth $15,810- PERFECT DEAL!

(Note: The second round of this deal where they lost was edited out of this broadcast.)

The other song of this episode has a rapping flavor and will be heard by Jeffery (a college student who's wearing a tye-dye shirt); his mother Debra joins him in this round of play. Curtain #1 this time has a mystery kind of jet ski according to the rap, and they're offered $500, $800, $1K, $1,200, $1,400 & $1.5K, but after hearing an $1,800 offer, they sell this jet ski for $100 less than that...an $8,399 Kawasaki. That's the bad news; the good news is that they then go for one of the Big Deals of the Day.

THE BIG DEAL: Debra & Jeffery are trying for a $24,090 car this morning. They pick Door #2, and Door #3 had a home pizzeria package worth $3,028. That means their door is next...lightning DOESN'T strike twice here, but they've won a trip to The Liberty Hotel in Boston valued at $7,781. If he had following one of his hand's gut feelings of picking Door #1, they would've driven away in a MAZDASPEED3.

Episode #2:

Starting this show off is Leslie (dressed as an all-star varsity volleyball player), and out of the three curtains, she picks Curtain #2 and doesn't want either $600, $700 or $800...she wins an Interior Illusions living room group & a MacBook Air worth $7,535! Secondly, Megan picks Curtain #3 and she's initially offered $200, $500, $700, but she sells that curtain away for $900...that will cost her a Volkswagen Beetle, but this particular one was a ZONK! Finally, Eileen walks the plank to Curtain #1 after being offered $500, $600 & $800...that nets her three LCD HDTVs- a Toshiba 42", a 32" Samsung and the 15" one with a digital cookbook built in, all worth $2,350- PERFECT DEAL!

A female Luigi's fourth- Tina. She's asked to grab her purse and find up to six pieces of paper currency at $100 apiece. After she maxes out, she's asked some questions about the hosting team worth $600 each.

1. Whose favorite movie is "Raides of the Lost Ark"?
Guess: Jonathan- CORRECT ($1,200)

2. Whose favorite "Sesame Street" character is Oscar the Grouch?
Guess: Wayne- INCORRECT (A: Tiffany)

3. Whose favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch?
Guess: Wayne- YOU BET ($1,800)

The Big Risk's assigned to the small box (Jonathan), but she turns it down...and NO Toyota Yaris 3-Door worth $14,508 for her (Curtain #3).

Next to trade is Catherine, and Tiffany brings out a copy of a fake book titled "I'm Not Crazy" with a cash bookmark inside. But Catherine gives that back for the big box...that bookmark was worth $300, and she has instead won an entertainment lounge that includes a 42" Panasonic LED HDTV, the Crosley jukebox, a 32 GB iPod Touch & the $500 iTunes gift card, all totaling $4,235. This deal will continue.

The next pair of traders are Nadine (an old lady who's dressed as a Hawaiian) & Yvonne. For starters, Nadine receives what's behind Curtain #1, a stainless-steel five-burner range and some cookware worth $2,484. Second, Yvonne takes Curtain #2...and has a luxury shopping experience that includes a black Yves Saint Laurent handbag worth $3,515, but her deal's over. Finally, out comes the envelope, and Nadine gives back her kitchen package for what's inside...it's a $7,300 stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Canada from The Journeymasters- PERFECT DEAL #2!

Howard & Marcia (dressed as bikers) may not need to ride a bike anymore if they win a Chevy Aveo5 LT (Std., Paint, Spoiler) worth $15,390 (Curtain #3) playing the Ca$h Register Deal. The dollar amounts on the board as of this season are $200 & $400, and they need to either hit both ZONKS right off the bat or accumulate $2K before hitting a ZONK to win the car.

1. #15- $200
2. #5- TRIPLE ($600)
3. #3- $400 ($1K)
4. #2- $400 ($1,400)
5. #8- $200 ($1,600)
6. #4- $200 ($1,800)
FINAL PICK: #7- $200; PERFECT DEAL #3!!!

The ZONKS will remain hidden from view.

The other pseudo book of the day goes to Sharlana; it's titled "Jonathan Mangum: The Donkey Whisperer." She wisely turns down the small box...because there was a ZONK energy drink inside, she's actually three grand richer- PERFECT DEAL #4!

THE BIG DEAL: If Nadine becomes possibly the oldest BD winner of all-time, she'll win a $25,077 grand prize package. She picks Door #3, but we have to check Door #2 first, which contained a stainless-steel BBQ, some patio furniture and the $1K Omaha Steaks gift card, all worth $6,120. Behind Door #1 was...THE BD- a Ford Ranger and a Yamaha ATV w/ some racing helmets. That sends her home with a Giant bicycle package valued at $1,960.

TPiR: J.D. Roberto first announces these people need to "Come on Down"- Sandra Solis, Yashar Yazdanpanah, Ashley Urbam & Rebecca Spadafora. The first IUFB is a Livestrong exercise cycle (Lanisha at Door #3).

Sandra: $325
Yashar: $647
Ashley: $1,100
Roberto: $899

ARP: Two grand

Ashley, who just became 23 years old, has a chance to win five times the price tag of the exerciser in cash (and maybe even an extra C-note on top of that) playing 1/2 Off. The SPs are modeled by Manuela & Rachel.

1.
Peanut butter maker: $30
3-D web camera: $50
PICK: Peanut butter maker- OOPS

2.
Tomato press: $38
Potato ricer: $16
PICK: Ricer- $32
BOXES REMAINING: #2, #3, #5, #8, #9, #12, #14 & #15

3.
Tote bag: $16
Voice recorder: $85
PICK: Bag- WRONG

She picks #12...NO MONEY. If you take away the one, you get the right box of #2.

Fifth is Janet Trenier and the second IUFB is a Howard Miller Total Home personal storage cabinet (Manuela behind splitting sign).

Janet: $1,350
Roberto: $999
Sandra: $1,100

Yashar: $1.5K

ARP: $2,512

Yashar plays That's Too Much for the PT Cruiser (Lanisha at Door #3).

1. $13,455
2. $14,620
3. $15,998
4. $16,890
5. $18,990
6. $20,155- WIN! (ARP: $19,390)

The sixth contestant here is Tristan Leon from Cal State University- Long Beach and the third IUFB is a pair of cell phones w/ that one-year calling plan (Rachel).

Tristan: $555
Janet: $875
Roberto: $1,600
Sandra: $1,350

ARP: $1,260

Thanks to Brenda, Janet will play Squeeze Play for a trip to Tuscany (Manuela at Door #2). Board:

93548

She yanks the four...

$ 9 3 5 8

...but they're way off the mark- the three should've been removed instead.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Janet ($1,260): Quarter + 60 = $.85
Ashley ($2,070): 15 + Quarter = $.40
Yashar ($21,902): Nickel + Quarter = $.30; JANET GOES TO THE SHOWCASE

Next to leave their audience seat is Cheryl Hage and the fourth IUFB is a Fagor dishwasher (Lanisha & Rachel).

Cheryl: $1K
Roberto: $800
Sandra: $650
Tristan: $1,001


ARP: $890

Roberto, a Math/Science teacher from Toronto, fittingly plays the Grocery Game (Lanisha) for a dining room worth $6,355 (Manuela at Door #3). The category of the first playing of the season is products with the word "milk" in them, and these are it- a Tiger's Milk nutrition bar, Nestle Carnation Malted Milk, Milk Bone Medium dog biscuits, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk n' Cereal Bars & a big carton of Milk Duds.

1. Five candy cartons: $2.29 X 5 = $11.45
2. Two Milk Bone boxes: $3.79 X 2 = $7.58 ($19.03)
3. Energy bar: $.79 = $19.82
FINAL PURCHASE- Creamer: $5.29 = BUST AT $25.11

For the record, the cereal bars were $3.59 each.

Nathan Holliday replaces him at the green podium and the fifth IUFB is several designer fragrances (Manuela inside the clam).

Nathan: $530
Sandra: $950
Tristan: $690

Cheryl: $800

ARP: $745

Tristan plays Most Expen$ive for a bar set (Manuela), an HP Touchscreen desktop computer system (Rachel) & a Mitsubishi 46" LCD HDTV (Lanisha). He picks the TV.

Bar set- $1,200
Computer- $2,149

TV- $2,600

The person who might help complete a break-even day is Rodrigo Martinez, Jr. and the final IUFB is a 14-piece bag of TaylorMade ladies' golf clubs (Lanisha behind rising sign). Sandra's been here the entire show, but she does get the final bid of the day.

Rodrigo: $1,700
Cheryl: $1K
Nathan: $1,200
Sandra: BUCK


ARP: $2,125

BOOTED TO CLUBHOUSE: Sandra

Rodrigo, an actor from Koreatown Los Angeles, plays Any Number for either some Gourmet Grillware (Rachel) or a Hyundai Sonata (Std., Armor, Net)(Manuela at Door #3).

1. 4- SONATA ($ 2 _ , 4 _ _)
2. 3- SONATA ($ 2 _ , 4 _ 3)
3. 5- Cookware ($ _ _ 5)
4. 7- Cookware ($ _ 7 5)
5. 1- SONATA ($ 2 1 , 4 _ 3)
6. 9- Pricey Zifffel ($ 9 . _ _)
7. 8- WINS SONATA; FIRST CAR GAME SWEEP OF THE SEASON! ($21,483)

Cookware: $675
Pricey Ziffel: $9.02

My lineup today:

1. Most Expen$ive
2. 1/2 Off
3. Any Number
4. Squeeze Play
5. Grocery Game
6. That's Too Much

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Roberto ($890): Quarter + 35 = $.60
Tristan ($6,694): Quarter + 30 = $.55
Rodrigo ($23,608): WINS WITH $.80!

The first Showcase has these pairs of prizes- a pair of Apple products (64 GB iPod Touch & iPad 3G)(Rachel; also includes the one-year data plan), two Yamaha ATVs (Manuela at Door #1) and his/her snowmobiles- the Arctic Cat & the Ski-Doo (Lanisha at Door #2).

RODRIGO PASSES TO JANET; JANET BIDS $22,250 ON PAIRS SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR PAIRS SHOWCASE: $20,998

Rodrigo's got an Around the World Showcase, cruise-style. First, he could be cruising for the next 10 nights to the Panama Canal (Rachel at Door #4). Second, he may be getting on a six-night barge cruise to Amsterdam (Rachel at Door #4). And finally, to visit any other fabulous places on this planet, here's the green Maxum ski boat (Manuela at Door #3).

RODRIGO BIDS 35 GRAND ON CRUISES/BOAT SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR CRUISES/BOAT SHOWCASE: $32,225

RODRIGO'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $35,000
ARP: $40,016
DIFFERENCE: $5,016


JANET'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $22,250
ARP: $21,375
OVER- RODRIGO WINS!

For real, Rodrigo becomes the biggest winner of the season so far with $63,624 in prizes! BTW, his Sonata's been moved to Door #2, and he gets his "TPiR" license plate then.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 3-3
TOTAL WINNINGS: $96,440- ALSO A SEASON-HIGH!

(Notes: Marco Mancini, who used to work on "Deal or No Deal", is one of "Price's" assistant directors with Gary Chamberlin. Also, Rodrigo hadn't owned a car prior to this episode!)

21: The next three $25K hopefuls today are:

Wayne Scott (Chicago)- Wants to win the big money so that he and his wife can go on a proper honeymoon
Jamie ? (Agoura Hills, CA)- A female who frequently travels
Michael ? (Arlington, VA)- Wants to take his wife to Wine Country

Round 1 Base Cards:

Wayne: 8 OF DIAMONDS
Jamie: 9 OF DIAMONDS
Michael: 6 OF DIAMONDS

Maingame Bonus Trip: Huntington Beach

After the day's first three questions, here's the new board:

Wayne: 8 OF DIAMONDS
Jamie: (9D)(7C) = 16 (100)
Michael: (6D)(4H)(6S) = 16 (200)

4. When Jack's beanstalk grows in the middle of the night, it's thanks to the magic beans that he received in exchange for what?

A: Goose
B: Cow
C: ???

Michael: Cow- CORRECT (300)

CARD: JACK OF CLUBS; BUSTS JAMIE

5. Space has certainly been the place for what hot actress who starred in "Avatar" & "Star Trek"?

Wayne: Zoe Saldana- YES INDEED (100)

He needs at least a six to steal this round.

CARD: 2 OF HEARTS; KEEPS IT (10)

6. If Celine Dion's leaving Las Vegas on a plane flying due East, she'll eventually fly over what famous landmark?

A: Mt. Rushmore
B: Grand Canyon
C: ???

Wayne: Grand Canyon- RIGHT (200)

CARD: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS- WINS ROUND 1 (700)

Round 2 Base Cards:

Wayne: 10 OF DIAMONDS
Jamie: KING OF CLUBS
Michael: 4 OF SPADES

1. Perhaps because she wants to be a "Millionaire", what TV star pulls double-duty hosting "Today" and "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire"?

Jamie: Meredith Viera- OF COURSE (200)

CARD: 2 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO WAYNE (12)

2. Although some folks think he could win a Ben Kingsley lookalike contest, Hamid Karazi became President of what country last year?

Wayne: Afghanistan- RIGHT (800)

CARD: 7 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO JAMIE (17)

3. Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver or Jodie Foster- who graduated from Yale most recently?

Wayne: Jodie- RIGHT

CARD: 9 OF CLUBS- ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND AGAINST MICHAEL AND WINS TRIP

Championship Round Base Cards:

Wayne: 8 OF SPADES
Michael: KING OF DIAMONDS

1. If Carlo & Carmine are cooking Calamari, they're preparing a weird-looking food that comes from what animal?

Michael: Squid- CORRECT

CARD: 6 OF HEARTS; PASSES TO WAYNE (14)

2. A big fan of guyliner, what openly-gay "American Idol" finalist has created controversy with his performance at the 2009 American Music Awards?

Wayne: Adam Lambert- RIGHT

CARD: JACK OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PASSED TO MICHAEL (20)

3. Originally called Cadabra.com, what online bookstore magically changed its name to that of a South American waterway?

Wayne: Amazon.com- RIGHT AGAIN

All he needs to avoid is an Ace and the game's his.

CARD: 6 OF CLUBS- WIN!

BLACKJACK BONANZA: For the first time since the first day of this month, a champion like Wayne will have all four Burger King Power Chips in play!

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: 6 OF CLUBS
HAND #2: 4 OF CLUBS

HAND #3: 10 OF DIAMONDS

1. JACK OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (14)

2. 7 OF HEARTS; HAND #2 CLEARED ($1K)

3. KING OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT (three PCs left)

4. 7 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #1 (13)

5. 9 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (two PCs left)

6. JACK OF HEARTS; CHANGES THAT ALSO (one PC left)

7. 6 OF SPADES; CHANGES THAT AS WELL (no PCs left; could've won $5K by now)

8. 6 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (19)

9. KING OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #3 (20) AND GOES ON

10. 2 OF HEARTS; HAND #1 CLEARED ($5K) AND STOPS WITH $6K & THE TRIP

FINAL CARD: 3 OF HEARTS

After the first 21, he needed to have placed one of the sixes and the nine in the first hand and another six, the deuce and the three in the third hand, but that was a lot of work to do.

WoF: I'm kinda surprised that opening animation this week isn't getting a TV-PG rating. Anyway, Tuesday's first Toss-Up category is Fun & Games:

E _ E R C _ S E

_ L _ S _ _ S

Sarah leaves out the last two letters of this puzzle (EXERCISE CLASS--). John then fills in the rest of EXERCISE CLASSES for $1,000, and away we go with interviewing these contestants:

John Couteau (Studio City, CA)- A script supervisor who went on a North American tour with a red-headed comedian this past Summer
Krystal Keith (Jessup, GA)- Currently working on her second college degree in Registered Nursing
Sarah Steele (Charleston, SC)- Marketer for a travel company

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

F _ _ _ _ / F R U _ T

_ L _ T E

Krystal buys a FRESH FRUIT PLATE for the money.

Advil PM Jackpot Round category is What Are You Doing? and tonight's spa getaway from SpaFinder.com is to the Petriolo Spa Resort in Toscana, Italy worth $6.5K. Krystal starts the evening's action with an immediate dud of R while on the Jackpot wedge. Secondly, Sarah calls two N's for $1,800, buys five I's, but she then spins Lose a Turn. Third, John calls four T's for $1,200, an $800 H, but he also hits LaT. Back to Krystal, she gets the Bankrupt next to the $2,500 wedge, so Sarah's next with a K for a Spa Wish gift certificate and we have...

T _ K I N _ / T H _

I N I T I _ T I _ _

...she's TAKING THE INITIATIVE for $2,550 in cash & gift tag and the early lead.

SOLE DUD: $500 R (Krystal)
LaTs: 2 (Sarah, John)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Krystal
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7.5K

Prize Puzzle Round category is Song & Artist. Sarah, who just won the first main round, starts this one by calling two N's for $1,800, two I's while on Free Play, but then a dud of F while on the Wild Card. Second, John calls four E's while on FP and he buzzes in...

_ _ _ _ _ N ' _ / I _

_ E / N I _ E

_ _ / _ _ E / _ E _ _ _

_ _ _ _

...he nails "WOULDN'T IT BE NICE" BY THE BEACH BOYS for the instant trip to the Marriott Los Suenos Costa Rica Resort worth $5,520, for a new total of $6,520 in cash & vacation.

SOLE DUD: F (Sarah)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: BP08298 (Bill P. from New Mexico)

Meineke Mystery Round category is Same Name. John, who just killed it in the last round, hopes to do the same here and maybe more, starting this time with two S's for the WC, but immediately after that comes a dud in T. Second, Krystal calls two R's after her next spin of the wheel lands on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar Wedge. She flips...but she Bankrupts for the second time tonight. Third, Sarah calls two E's after hitting FP for the second time on the night, a $300 N, two C's for another grand, two M's for another $600 and buys two I's before attempting to solve...

S C R I M M _ _ E

& / C _ _ R _ S

_ I N E

...and she does with SCRIMMAGE & CHORUS LINE for an additional $1,650 and $4,200 total in cash & gift tag.

SOLE DUD: $700 T (John)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Krystal

The $3,000 Toss-Up topic is Event:

W _ N N I _ G

_ _ _ E A K

Sarah's current WINNING STREAK puts her in the lead with $7,200.

Next up is a Thing. She leads off with a $300 N but then follows a dud of S. John secondly calls a trio of L's for $900, buys a couple of A's, but he then duds out with P. Krystal's next with a $300 C and the buying of a pair of I's, followed by a $700 D, the purchase of trip E's, a $500 W, a $300 M and the board reads...

A / W E L L - _ I L E D

M A C _ I N E

...she acted like A WELL-OILED MACHINE in this round of play for an extra $1,300 and a new cash sum of $3,300.

DUDS: $400 P (John), $500 S (Sarah)

Last Chance Round category is Phrase and consonants are worth $1,900 a pop; this will decide the match. Early on, Sarah lights up a quartet of N's...

N _ / T _ _ N _ N _

_ _ _ _ / N _ _

...there's NO TURNING BACK NOW for Sarah, because she's headed to the endgame with an extra $7,600 in hand and a winning maingame bank of $14,800 in cash & gift certificate! John's WC is no good, but he does leave with $6,520 in cash & Costa Rica and Krystal's going home with $3,300.

Tonight's maingame winnings is $24,620.

NO BANKRUPT TRASH TONIGHT

Maxwell House Big Money Round: Sarah Steele spins the I in WIN and the subject's Thing. Starting with:

_ E _ R / _ _ _

She calls D, M, W & O, but those are all duds...and she will NOT be giving Pat a $50K BEAR HUG, because she loses and leaves with $14,800 in cash & gift tag.

We see footage of Vanna's cat at the end.

Pat's credit in this week's full credit roll: Sultan of Steam

J!: Kara Spak's fourth win may be coming at the expense of:

Phyllis Grayson (Huntersville, NC)- Retired CPA
David Zack (Fairfield, CT)- Web developer

Tonight's first six topics:

SHOWTIME AT THE ACROPOLIS
BOY SCOUT ACTIVITIES
NURSERY RHYME PEOPLE
INTERIOR DESIGN
EASY ON THE EYES
I LOVE YOU, "MIN"

When the first commercial break is reached, Grayson has a slight lead with $2,000, followed by Zack with $1,400 and Spak with $1,200. Zack closes out Boy Scout Activities with the Daily Double and $2,600; he now has a $600 lead over Zack and Spak's up slightly to $1,800. He goes for a $5,200 True DD on this clue read by Sarah Whitcomb:

From the French for "summoning", it's the practice of a scout safely lowering himself down a mountainside.

"What is repelling?"...DOUBLE to $5,200! Towards the end of this round, the champion uses the High School Strategy with Interior Design. We don't have time for either the $600 or $800 clues there, but she finishes the round a fairly close second place with $4,200 and trails Zack by $1,800 for the lead; Grayson's down to a C-note.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,600
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $4,800

DJ! Subjects:

MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE
LYRICS OF THE ARTIST
BLOGS & BLOGGERS
ASIAN CAPITALS
CELEBRITIES' FAVORITE BOOKS (these are video clues read by some of the participants of last season's Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational, including champ Michael McKean with the $800 clue)
THE SAME VOWEL, EVERY OTHER LETTER

DD #1 goes to Grayson with the middle Man About the House clue, but she's way behind the pack with $3,800, as Zack has eight large & Spak leads with $14,600. Her wager is the face value of the clue ($1,200), which is:

This "Jr." Illinois rep was born in South Carolina four days after the Selma-Montgomery March.

She blanks out, dropping her to $2,600. Correct response: Who is Jesse Jackson, Jr.? Spak has control of the last one of the evening attached to the middle clue in The Same Vowel, Every Other Letter. With $17K in the till, Spak's in Lock Game Territory by a grand over Zack, and Grayson's back up a bit to $2,600. She risks a thou on the following bit of information:

This type of cloud forms in puffs, mounds or towers on a flat base.

"What is Cumulus?"...that's pretty much the only kind that fits that category, so she must be right to inch up to $18K! Time expires before the last answer about Asian Capitals can be read.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS OF THE ROUND: $1,600 (Lyrics of the Artist)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $6,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $8K

Scores after Double Jeopardy!:

Kara: $18K
David: $9,200
Phyllis: $5,800- MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED

CORYAT SCORES:

Kara: $18,200
David: $7,600
Phyllis: $7K

FJ! CATEGORY: Biblical Beasts.

It's the total number of legs on the two non-human animals whose words are quoted in The Old Testament.

PHYLLIS:
Response: "What is 4"
Wager: $3.5K
Final score: $9,300


David Zack needs to have also responded with four or else...but he put down twice that, costing him the game and $9,001, so with just $199 left, he's leaving with $1K. Kara Spak thought zero, but she just gives back $401, winning her another $17,599 tonight and putting her in Tournament of Champions contention with four wins and a new overall total of $70,401!

DFtL!: Staci Smith from New York (who's a public relations person) is the first to go after up to $50K tonight, and these are the categories she's working with:

POP
DANCE
ROCK
1990s

1. Pop
A: "All Night Long" by Lionel Richie (1983)
B: "The First Cut is the Deepest" by Sheryl Crow (2004)

PICK: "All Night Long"
MISSING WORDS: Three

PREVIOUS LINE: "Everybody sing, everybody dance, lose yourself..."
FINAL GUESS: "...in wild romance"


2. 1990s
A: "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode (1990)
B: "You Were Meant For Me" by Jewel (1996)
PICK: "Enjoy the Silence"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "Words are very unncessary"
FINAL GUESS: "They can only do harm"


3. Dance
A: "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind & Fire (1981)
B: "Let's Dance" by David Bowie (1983)
PICK: "Let's Dance"

MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "...to an empty space, if you..."
FINAL GUESS: "...say run, I'll run with you"


4. Rock
A: "Back on the Chain Gang" by The Pretenders (1983)
B: "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down (2000)
PICK: "Kryptonite"

MISSING WORDS: Eight
PREVIOUS LINE: "...there holding my hand? I'll keep you..."
BASE GUESS: NOTHING


A: "...at my side, it's a superhuman fight, Kryptonite"
B: "...close to me with my superhuman might, Kryptonite
C: "...by my side, with my superhuman might, Kryptonute"


CHOICE: C

DQ Bonus Question:

Which of these were the B-52s named after?

A: Corset
B: Cocktail
C: Sandwich
D: Beehive hairstyle


Hint: Amy Winehouse has made it part of her trademark look

ANSWER: Beehive hairstyle

She's leaving with $10K.

ENCORE: "Rock This Town" by The Stray Cats (1982)

Hoping to do even better than she did is Alli Miller from Indianapolis (who's been a nanny since she was 14). Her topics:

ROCK
COUNTRY
POP
1980s

1. 1980s
A: "Forever Young" by Alphaville (1985)
B: "Forever Your Girl" by Paula Abdul (1989)
PICK: "Forever Young"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "I want to..."
FINAL GUESS: "...be forever young"

2. Pop
A: "Material Girl" by Madonna (1985)
B: "All or Nothing" by O-Town (2001)
PICK: "Material Girl"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "...in a material world"
FINAL GUESS: "And I am a material girl"


3. Country
A: "You & I" by Eddie Rabbitt w/ Crystal Gayle (1982)
B: "Last Name" by Carrie Underwood (2008)
PICK: "Last Name"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "And then it turned into..."
FINAL GUESS: "...'oh no, what have I done?'"

4. Rock
A: "Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar (1983)
B: "I Can't Drive 55" by Sammy Hagar (1984)
PICK: "Love is a Battlefield"

MISSING WORDS: Seven
PREVIOUS LINE: "Do I stand in your way, or..."
BASE GUESS: "...do I let myself go, we are..."


A: "...is this the best thing you've had?"
B: "...am I the best thing you've had?"
C: "...am I the best love you've found?"

CHOICE: B- RIGHT

DQ Bonus Question #2:

Who recorded the first country music album to rise to #1 on the U.S. Pop charts?

A: Taylor Swift
B: Garth Brooks
C: George Strait
D: Johnny Cash


Hint: It included the songs "Ring of Fire" & "I Still Miss Someone"

ANSWER: Johnny

Both of this evening's rockers will each receive $10K.

ENCORE: "Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer (1986)

5th Grader: The second member of the 5th Grade Reunion class to play this week is Rebecca Zamolo (who's a gymnastics coach). Subjects, please:

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

FIRST CLASSMATE: Danielle (who has only gone to the principal's office to help make student council announcements)
OPENING SUBJECT: Nature

T or F: Hailstones are comprised mostly of ice.

Her first answer's True...correct.

SUBJECT #2: U.S. Geography

What's the only U.S. state to border both North & South Carolina?

She's wrong with Mississippi; John Utchi was right with Georgia.

SUBJECT #3: World Geography

The Tasman Sea's part of what ocean?

Rebecca takes a guess with the Indian...Pacific.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Ty (who has four younger brothers and a stepsister)
SUBJECT #4: U.S. History

Charles W. Fairbanks served as U.S. Vice President under what President?

With no idea, she uses her Copy. Ty thought of JFK...not even close- it was Teddy Roosevelt.

SUBJECT #5: Measurements

Two fortnights is equivalent to how many weeks?

After talking it out, she locks in eight...but it was the obvious answer of four, which also stands for the number of questions in a row that's she missed right now.

SUBJECT #6: Earth Science

By definition, what type of rock's formed by the deposits of silt & made at the bottom of a river?

A: Sedimentary
B: Metamorphic
C: Igneous


Rebecca Peeks at Ty's screen and takes his answer of Sedimentary...correct for $3.5K.

SUBJECT #7: Math

T or F: 1 X 1 = 1 + 1.

She knows that's a False problem (1 = 2).

FINAL SUBJECT: Social Studies

In the U.S., the Independence Day national holiday occurs in which of the four seasons?

She gets Summer to finish regulation play with $5K...but she's risking half the winnings for a shot at 50 big ones.

BONUS QUESTION CATEGORY: Astronomy

The largest moon in our solar system, Ganymede, orbits Jupiter. The second largest moon in our solar system orbits Saturn. What's its name?

She leaves with the $2.5K gift card after giving a throwaway answer of Ories. The correct answer's also the name of a Nissan truck- Titan.

Let's next meet waitress Christine Mulholland, and here's the new board:

1st Grade Spelling
1st Grade Animal Science
2nd Grade Astronomy
2nd Grade Grammar
3rd Grade Life Science
3rd Grade Music
4th Grade Measurements
4th Grade U.S. History

FIRST CLASSMATE: Jenni
OPENING SUBJECT: Spelling

The name of what day of the week is spelled with the most letters?

Jenni locks in Wednesday for her first five Benjamins.

SUBJECT #2: Animal Science

A snake belongs to which of the following classes of animals?

A: Amphibians
B: Reptiles

C: Mammals

She answers reptiles...DOUBLE.

SUBJECT #3: Astronomy

By definition, a lunar calendar's based on the movements of what celestial body?

After talking it out, she guesses The Moon...another DOUBLER is hers.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Lauren (who won the Academic Excellence Award from President Obama)
SUBJECT #4: Grammar

What's the first-person present tense of the verb "brought"?

She comes up with the right word of "bring" to inch up to $3K.

SUBJECT #5: Life Science

T or F: Identical twins have identical fingerprints.

She thinks False...and she thought right for a new total of $6.5K.

SUBJECT #6: Music

In Music, the term "fine" signals which of the following?

A: A key change
B: A slower tempo
C: The end of the song


She's thinking C, but to make sure, she uses her Peek. Since Lauren agrees with her, that's her final answer...and that's $10K!

FINAL CLASSMATE: Armaan (who has been a Boy Scout for three years)
SUBJECT #7: Measurements

Tom runs two miles. To the nearest tenth of a kilometer, how many kms has he run?

Christine immediately uses the Copy on Armaan. She would've guessed three, but she must accept Armaan's answer of one...unfortunately, her answer was closer- it was 3.2.

FINAL SUBJECT: U.S. History

Aaron Burr served as U.S. Vice-President during the administration of which President?

She takes a wild guess of Teddy Roosevelt...GAME OVER. It was Jefferson. This is why you should get the 4th Grade questions out of the way ASAP. Because this lady failed to abide to that plan, instead of going home with $10K or so, she'll have to settle for the $250 card.

Millionaire (civilian action resumes):

Conclusion of Eric Linn's game
Game 2
Start of Game 3

Episode ratings:

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

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