Wednesday, September 29, 2010

9/29/2010 Results

LMaD: Today's first three contestants are Shevannah (dressed as a referee), Jaime (a guy who's dressed as a clown) & Roni (who's dressed as a flamingo), and they're each getting a newspaper clue. Shevannah's clue is "Thrillseeker taken for a ride inside the big box", and she keeps the box after turning down $500 & $700...it's the Giant bicycle package ($1,960). Clue #2 for Jaime is "Exhaused trader finds cofort behind Curtain Number 1!", but he quickly turns down this for $700...a bedroom worth $6,755. The final clue Roni receives is "Millions Baffled! Gigantic item found inside small box!", and Tiffany Coyne's controlling it. But after being initially offered $900, she and her husband John quickly take a grand out of Wayne Brady's pocket...they fell way short of winning the Honda Civic DX-VP worth $17,155 (Curtain #2).

The featured couple of this episode consists of Jeremy & Lacey (dressed as crabs), and it's time for the $10,000 Seven Envelopes Deal.

1. Three credit cards
Found?: YES- ENVELOPE #1 ELIMINATED

2. Picture of dog or cat
Found?: NO

3. Mints
Found?: NO

They pick Envelope #2, but even though they did so poorly in the first half of this game, they're turning down with what Wayne's describing behind Curtain #3 because Jonathan Mangum's so busy eating their purse candy- a stainless-steel appliance trio worth $4,017, because they already have a kitchen in their house. Inside their envelope is...$500. The 10 grand was in #6.

Nina (who's dressed as a Hawaiian) is about to play the first round of Caesar's Challenge. The board:

SAANBAN

All of those BANANAS are behind Curtain #1, and she needs to bail out at any time before that curtain's revealed. She's offered $500, $800, a C-note, $1,200, $1,300 & $1,400...BUT SHE GOES ALL THE WAY THANKS TO HER FRIEND ZACHARY (dressed as a sailor) AND ZONKS OUT. She leaves with a $100 bill.

Charlotte's handed a one-swap ATM card, but her friends make her give it to Nicole (who's wearing an afro) for what's behind Curtain #2...and for the second time in a row, at least one friend has caused somebody to get ELIMINATED from this episode- she just ran into a giant chicken, so she should've given it to Nicole and had her sell it back for some money. Therefore, she leaves empty-handed. As for Nicole, the small box (Jonathan) comes into play, and she takes it in order to give her card to William (who's dressed as a beach bum)...that move wins her a pair of watches worth $2,145. The final decision of the ATM machine or the big box goes to William, but he's going for the cash...which is $250. That will cost him...a $4,700 HDTV trio.

Paige's about to try and Find the Aces for either a trip to the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame courtesy of The Journeymasters worth $5,190 (Curtain #1) or an all-new 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Sedan (Std., Paint, #201A) worth $15,840 (Curtain #3).

1. #1- ACE OF HEARTS
2. #1- ACE OF CLUBS; WINS TRIP

She's going for the car, however, with Card #2 the rest of the way out...and we have the first-ever PERFECT WIN in this game, folks! In Round 3, the winning Ace was the other red one, for the record.

Lastly, Kevin (who's wearing an umbrella hat) gets the other Caesar's Challenge board:

RIMPEREE

The mystery prize is back of Curtain #3, and he passes up the money that was in a bankroll...yeah, he is going to the PREMIERE of a movie, but it's one of the ZONK Movies of the Week titled "Barry Zonker Part VII: The Rise of Black Magic". Besides the $5 bill on the outside, there were 20 Benjamins inside, so he threw away a total of $2,005 and will have to settle for $105 of that. That means it's "time" for Nicole to trade in her watches for a shot at a Big Deal of the Day.

THE BIG DEAL: She's going for a $28,702 BD this morning with Door #2. Instead of Door #1 having the BD again, back there this time was some patio furniture and a BBQ worth $6,741. Her door has the Bank Vault...but she trades down slightly to $1,516. She misses out on a Trip of a Lifetime to Italy and a Harley-Davidson.

The 2 PM episode kicks off with Sean (a race car driver who's dressed as a judge) being designated The Man Who Can't Say No. Joining him in this deal first is Kelsie (dressed as a Disco ball), who can either have a grand or what's behind Curtain #1. Since she wants the money in order to sit out the rest of the deal, Sean gets...a dining room worth $3,440. The other lady in this deal is Stephanie (who's wearing our country's colors, including a red party hat w/ a small American Flag attached to it), and she also wants her $1K, meaning Sean adds to his furniture this in the small box (Jonathan)...a ZONK bank sale. Finally, he gives back the dining room group for what the big box has...the Honda Fit (Curtain #2)- that means the final verdict is that he's the first player on this version of the show to win any automobile other than a SmartCar from the big box!

Leticia (who's wearing an afro) is about to learn that Time I$ Money in this episode's second deal. She picks Clocks #13, #14, #2 & #4.

1. #2- :02
2. #13- DUD
3. #14- :05

In the Sure Thing Jackpot is a Maytag black washer/dryer package worth $2,498 (Curtain #1), but she's going for a possible eight thou.

FINAL CLOCK: #4- DUD; WINS $8K!

For Deal #3, Selina from Hollywood, FL (according to her fire hat; that's also the hometown of WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler) sees the Box Full of Money come into play (this season, it has a monitor with a question mark on it amongst a money background), but she's interested in Curtain #1 instead...the money box was full of $1K in $5 bills, but she's won the $8,499 Kawasaki jet ski- PERFECT DEAL!

The next two participants today are Christopher (dressed as a Hawaiian cowboy) & Beverly (a 79-year-old dressed as an old Disco lady). For the first two rounds, they're working as a team. Their first choice is either a bankroll with a buck on the outside or the trip in the small box (Jonathan). These two keep the bankroll for the time being...and that means they definitely WON'T be going on a $5K 72" private yacht trip to the Catalina Islands. They also don't want the Fall thing behind the middle curtain...it was a ton of dead tree leaves! Now that they're on their own, Christopher gives back his dough so that he can take The Big Risk on Curtain #3...Beverly's leaving with $201 (because there are 10 $20s in the bankroll), but Christopher's got a three-in-one game table plus a beer keg cooler, a prize package worth $2,350.

Let's put Olivvier's grocery debut knowledge to the test with the following:

Kid Cuisine- 1980
Fiddle Faddle- 1970
Hershey's Cocoa- 1910

She's spotted $500, but for every time she correctly predicts whether each product was introduced Before or After the posted year, she'll add that much money to her potential winnings.

Kid Cuisine: AFTER- 1990 ($1K)
Fiddle Faddle: AFTER- 1967
Hershey's Cocoa: BEFORE- 1894 ($1.5K)

Her Big Risk prize's behind Curtain #1, but she says no to...a DUD Ford!

Before we try again to give away a BD, we need to call on the last three new traders of the day-
Nathan (who's wearing a baby doll named Carlos), Ferrin (dressed as a laundry hamper) & Betty (dressed as a nurse). In this first round, two of the three silver envelopes have five Benjamins, while one will knock somebody out of the game with a quintet of $20s.

Nathan- $500
Ferrin- $500
Betty- $100

Two golden envelopes next come into play, one of which has the $500 and the other having the $100.

Ferrin- $100 ($600)
Nathan- DOUBLER

At this point, Nathan can keep his moolah or buy either the red small box, the blue small box or the big box. He purchases the blue one...which has a Michael Green & Co. pearl jewelry set totaling $6,351! But could he have done even better with one of the other two boxes?...

Red- ZONK Bake Sale
Big box- Broken hearts

...NO- PERFECT DEAL #2!

THE BIG DEAL: Leticia opts to buy Door #2 since she was born in the month of February, hoping to turn her $8K into the most expensive BD of the season to date, with a total price tag of $28,914. In Door #3 was a desk, an HP Touchsmart desktop computer system and the Panasonic 37" LCD HDTV, all worth $3,044. After we open her door...she's flying to the Divi Resort in Barbados worth $7,185. But if she had found the BD behind Door #1...she would've also won the office plus a KIA Soul Sport.

Though the BD wasn't won on this episode, a new season-high was set: $44,436!

TPiR: I have a bad feeling about this episode after what happened yesterday. The First Four consists of Keli'i Wesley, Sonya Jo Alvarez, Nelson Minter & Grace Duff, and the opening IUFB is one of those Honda CRF 100 motorcycles (Rachel).

Keli'i: $749
Sonya Jo: $1.5K
Nelson: $2K
Grace: $900

ARP: $2,698

Nelson from St. Louis will add the Ford Ranger (Std., Prot, SpdCtrl, Seat)(Lanisha at Door #2) if he knows what he's doing at Money Game. Board:

(28)(39)(64)
(75)(50)(85)
(19)(18)(20)

MIDDLE NUMBER: 7 ($ _ _ , 7 _ _)

He immediately knows 19 are the first two digits...and sure enough, that results in a LOSS. His other picks were 39, 75, 85 & 20 (air horn alert), costing him the $19,728 Ranger and sending him right back to his seat with a small cash pot of $219.

DQ: Picking 20 on final pick

Fifth is Jennifer Hunt and the second IUFB is water skiing equipment (Gwendolyn behind rising sign).

Jennifer: $795
Grace: $600
Keli'i: $999
Sonya Jo: $1K

ARP: $1,510

Sonya Jo's playing It's In the Bag (Lanisha & Rachel), and on the cart today are Keebler Town House Original Light Buttery Crackers, a snack platter consisting of cheese, fruit & caramel dip, a box of Sun-Light Oxi-Action, Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser, Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows & a box of eight Crayola Crayons. Her guesses are these:

$1.07: Crayons
$19.99: Platter
$3.19: Crackers
$5.49: Cleanser
$4.19: Detergent

She LOSES two large- the crackers and the detergent were reversed.

Sixth is Charles Washuk from the Air Force and IUFB #3 on the train (Gwen) is a three-piece set of Antler luggage (Rachel).

Charles: $850
Jennifer: $900
Grace: $1K

Keli'i: $1,001

ARP: $1,020

Keli'i plays Double Prices (Gwen) right in front of Contestant's Row for a trip to the Dom Pedro Palace in Lisboa, Portugal (Lanisha at Door #4). The choices are $8,794 & $9,587, and his answer is $8,794...not enough.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Kell'i ($1,020): $.90
Sonya Jo ($1,510): 55 + Nickel = $.60
Nelson ($2,917): 60 + Dime = $.70; KELLI ADVANCES TO SHOWCASE

We try again for our first winner of the day with maybe Scott McKinney and the fourth IUFB is a GE washer/dryer (Rachel behind the Giant Price Tag).

Scott: $1,800
Charles: $1,801
Jennifer: $2K
Grace: $1,200

ARP: $2,268

Jennifer plays One Wrong Price for a video gaming package marked at $3,549 (Lanisha), a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano marked at $4,499 (Rachel) and a few designer evening bags marked at $3,796 (Gwen). Yours truly & Jennifer pick the video game stuff...which is actually $2,494!

Before we find out if Charity Wiese will also be a winner today, we have to do yet another IUFB, which is a Sharp 42" LCD HDTV w/ a desktop computer (Gwen & Lanisha).

Charity: $1,250
Grace: $2K
Scott: $1,600

Charles: $1,601

ARP: $1,627

Charles plays One Away for the Scion xB (Std., Security, Prot, Cover)(Rachel at Door #3). Board:

$ 2 8 , 5 3 6

His first attempt:

$ 1 9 , 4 4 7

Four of those are correct. He needs to change the right 4...

$ 1 9 , 4 4 5

...BUT HE CHANGES NEITHER ONE, ZONKING OUT OF THIS GAME FOR GOOD (and maybe even being forced to do some push-ups off-camera). ARP: $19,427.

DQs: 2 (back-to-back fours on both guesses)

The last player to hear their name called is Henry Underwood and the final IUFB's a gas fire pit (Rachel behind splitting sign). Grace has been here the whole hour and is bidding third in the final round.

Henry: $1,800
Charity: $1,100
Grace: $1,801
Scott: BUCK

ARP (shortly after Rachel feeds J.D. Roberto a marshmallow): $1,499

HAVING TO GO TO THE MEMBERSHIP DESK: Grace

Charity plays Cliff-Hangers (Gwen) for a Beachcomber Hot Tub and an Almost Heaven Barrel Sauna, an outdoors prize package worth $12,593 (Lanisha at Door #3).

Blender: $40- $22 ($7 left)
Elite toaster: $25- $35
KitchenAid chopper: $40

But hold it right there- Drew Carey misinterpreted Charity's first bid on the blender, which was supposed to have been $30 instead of $40, so she gets a TECHNICAL WIN! However, since the error wasn't caught until at the start of the credits, she will be spinning first in the other Showcase Showdown.

My lineup:

1. One Wrong Price
2. It's In the Bag
3. Money Game
4. Double Prices
5. One Away
6. Cliff-Hangers

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Charity ($14,189): 55 + Quarter = $.80
Charles ($1,627): 75 + 80 = OVER
Jennifer ($13,057): Nickel + 70 = Three Quarters; CHARITY GETS TOP WINNER'S SHOWCASE PODIUM

Somebody could be taking an Olympus digital SLR camera & a Panasonic dust/shock/waterproof camera/camcorder package (Lanisha) with them on a six-night Tour of the Southwest (Lanisha) while they're driving in the Ford Escape (Gwen at Door #2).

CHARITY BIDS $26K ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF

MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $31,525

Keli'i's Showcase is made up of a stainless-steel kitchen trio (Gwen at Door #1), a home gym that includes an Inspire home gym, an Avanti treadmill & the JVC 46" LCD HDTV (Rachel at Door #3) & a KTM 250 XCW motorcycle (Manuela in front of CR).

KELI'I BIDS 22 LARGE ON ROOMS/MOTORCYCLE SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR ROOMS/MOTORCYCLE SHOWCASE: $20,825

CHARITY'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $26,000
ARP: $31,631 (I DSWed)
DIFFERENCE: $5,631

KELI'I'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $22,000
ARP: $20,821 (I overbid by $4)
OVER- CHARITY WINS!


Charity's total prize winnings add up to $45,820.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 2-4 (w/ one TW)
TOTAL WINNINGS: $65,951

21: Wednesday's panel:

Jeremy Blannard (originally from Buffalo, NY)- Non-profit organization worker
Jen ? (Manhattan Beach, CA)- Restaurant worker
Lauren ? (originally from Allentown, PA)

Round 1 Base Cards:

Jeremy: KING OF CLUBS
Jen: 5 OF CLUBS
Lauren: 6 OF CLUBS


Maingame Bonus Trip: Las Vegas

1. Last year, reality show mom Kate Gosselin was reportedly shocked when what magazine offered her $400K to pose?

Lauren: Playboy- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 5 OF SPADES (11)

2. Should your baby's first words be "Moo Goo Gi Pan", she's a genius because that's what type of dish?

A: Italian sausage
B: Frosted sponge cake
C: Chicken stir-fry

Jeremy: Chicken stir-fry- CORRECT (100)

CARD: JACK OF SPADES; FREEZES AT 20

3. If you're worried a different actor will play Sherlock Holmes, there will be "No s&!*, sherlock"! Who's said to play Sherlock Holmes in a 2011 sequel?

Lauren: "Who is Robert Downey, Jr.?"- RIGHT (200)

CARD: 3 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO JEN (8)

4. According to a survey by Men's Health.com, 57% of women said they're wondering what during sex?

A: "Is my partner enjoying it?"
B: "Am I enjoying it?"
C: "Can my knees hold out?"


Lauren: "Is my partner...?"- RIGHT (300)

CARD: 2 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO JEN (10)

5. What red-headed beauty converted to Judaism in order to have a glorious marriage with "Borat" actor Sacha Baron Cohen?

A: Kate Winslet
B: Isla Fisher

C: ???

Lauren: Isla- RIGHT (400)

CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS; WINS ROUND & TRIP (900)

Round 2 Base Cards:

Jeremy: 6 OF DIAMONDS
Jen: 3 OF DIAMONDS
Lauren: 2 OF SPADES

After the first couple of questions in this round, we now see:

Jeremy: (6D)(5H) = 11 (200)
Jen: (3D)(7S) = 10 (100)
Lauren: 2 OF SPADES (900)

3. What would be the most appropriate place to tell someone that his Peano's fat, but a little musty?

A: Gym
B: Riding academy
C: Winery

Jeremy: Winery- YES INDEED (300)

CARD: 6 OF SPADES; PASSES TO JEN (16)

4. Having never delated in popularity, what '60s band is #1 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock?

Lauren: The Beatles- INCORRECT

Choices for everybody else:

A: Metallica
B: Van Halen
C: Led Zeppelin

Jeremy: Led Zeppelin- RIGHT (400)

CARD: 10 OF SPADES- ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND AGAINST LAUREN

Championship Round Base Cards:

Jeremy: 8 OF HEARTS
Lauren: 4 OF SPADES

1. Talk about kissing cousins- what U.S. President married his cousin Eleanor?

Jeremy: Franklin Roosevelt- RIGHT

CARD: 7 OF DIAMONDS (15)

2. If you accidentally slipped a discus during a Track & Field meet, it might occur as part of what 10-event contest?

A: Biathlon
B: Decathlon
C: Triathlon

Lauren: Decathlon- RIGHT

If at least another seven appears, it's game over and she'll win.

CARD: KING OF SPADES- WIN!

BLACKJACK BONANZA WITH THREE BURGER KING POWER CHIPS:

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: 9 OF HEARTS
HAND #2: 10 OF SPADES
HAND #3: 7 OF HEARTS


1. 2 OF HEARTS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #1 (11)

2. 2 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #3 (9)

3. QUEEN OF HEARTS; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1K)

4. 3 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (two PCs left)

5. 7 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (16)

6. 4 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (one PC left; could've won $5K by now)

7. 9 OF SPADES; CHANGES THAT ALSO (no PCs left)

8. 3 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (19)

9. KING OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #2 (20); STOPS WITH $2K AND THE TRIP

10. 6 OF SPADES

It was a lot of work, but she could've won the $25K without using any PCs had she placed the first three cards in Hand #3, the four and the second seven in Hand #2 and the three & the nine in Hand #1.

WoF: Let's hope for a very exciting & relaxing game tonight, starting with this $1,000 Toss-Up in the subject of Rhyme Time (and Pat's tongue is of a different color after having some kind of fruity candy being given to him by a stage manager):

L E S S

S T _ E _ S

Jonathan will have LESS STRESS after solving this puzzle to get on the board first. Let's meet him now and his opponents:

Jonathan King (Milford, NH)- Software engineer
Lisha Shinolt (Columbus, IN)
Guadalupe Garcia (L.A.)- Worker for the L.A. County Department of Health Services

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Person:

_ E W / _ _ S T

_ R _ _ _ _

Jonathan solves NEW BEST FRIEND fairly quickly for a tripler.

Advil PM Jackpot Round category is Same Letter and out on the wheel now is a $6.5K trip to the Puntacana Resort & Club in the Caribbean from SpaFinder.com. He immediately gets the Wild Card with two T's, followed by four S's for the vacation, but then Lose a Turn. Secondly, Lisha calls a $600 R, buys five E's, but she then hits the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose the remaining $350. Third, Guadalupe spins the regular Bankrupt in between $600 & $900. As we return to Jonathan, he calls four D's while on Jackpot for two grand and we have...

D E _ _ _ _ _ _ S

D E _ _ D E _ T

D E S S E R T S

...he'll have plenty of DELICIOUS DECADENT DESSERTS with a $6,100 Jackpot! And when we add the trip to his winnings, he now has $17,600 in cash & travel!

SOLE LaT: Jonathan
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both women)

The next puzzle category is Show Biz. Lisha begins by calling three T's for the MDW, two R's for $1,800, buys four E's but then a dud vowel of A. Second, Guadalupe runs into LaT. Third, Jonathan calls D for dud consonant, so we get right back to Lisha, who calls four N's for another $1,800, purchases six I's and puts up a $3.5K S & four C's for an extra $2,200. After that, she buys a couple of O's to clean out the vowels and lights up a $300 F prior to calling a dud in M while on Free Play. Following an $800 P, she makes a pair of L's show up for $600 more and we have...

S C I E N C E

F I C T I O N

T _ R I L L E R

I N C E P T I O N

...she solves SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER INCEPTION to keep the MDW and win 10 large!

DUDS: A (Lisha), $500 M (Lisha), $900 D (Jonathan)
SOLE LaT: Guadalupe

Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Event. Guadalupe lands on the ProTravelGear.com gift tag to start and picks it up with two N's, then she calls a $900 F, buys an O and E, but she then spins LaT for the second time tonight. Second, Jonathan calls two G's for $1,200, buys trios of I's and A's, but he next Bankrupts in between $600 & $900 to forfeit the WC and $700. Third, Lisha calls trip H's for $1,350 and buys the last vowel of U, followed by three S's for another $1.5K, the same number of C's for an additional $2,400, a $500 P, a dud of L while on FP, a $450 T and...

C A S H I N G / I N

A / H U G E / S T A C _

O F / C H I P S

...she adds $5,950 to her total and will hopefully be CASHING IN A HUGE STACK OF CHIPS at The Venetian in Las Vegas! This $5,510 trip gives her the lead with $21,460 in cash & Vegas!

SOLE DUD: $500 L (Lisha)
SOLE LaT: Guadalupe
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jonathan

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: SW10540 (Shannon W. from South Carolina)

Around the House is the $3,000 Toss-Up topic:

_ _ _ Y L E

S O C K _

Lisha rings in with ARGYLE SOCKS...yes indeed to move up to $24,460 in cash & trip!

On to the Last Chance Round with the category of On the Map and a consonant value of...$1,600, but Lisha's not quite out of the woods yet. Midway in the round, she calls an M...

_ _ _ _ N _ _ _ _ N

_ _ N M _ R _

...and she nails COPENHAGEN DENMARK to add $8K to her winning total of $32,460, meaning she becomes the first player this season to try for the million dollars! Jonathan's going away with $17,600 in cash & Caribbean and Guadalupe gets the $1K consolation check because she didn't have a whole lot of luck tonight.

So far, $51,060 in cash & trips has been awarded this evening!

DUDS: I (Jonathan), L (Guadalupe), S (Guadalupe), T (Jonathan)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $1,050

MAXWELL HOUSE MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND: If Lisha wins the million tonight, she'll become the all-time top winner on this show. She spins the double star and the final category is Phrase. Starting with:

_ ' _ / _ _ _ _ E

She calls C, D, M and I and gets...

I ' M / _ _ _ _ E

...she's wrong with "I'M HAPPY". If she had said "I'M AWAKE"...





















































































































...she would've nearly doubled her dough with an additional $30K. However, if that Bonus Wheel hadn't slid past the S, she would've instead been the first-ever million dollar loser. In any case, she leaves us with $32,460 in cash & trip.

Video Bonus: Lisha's thrilling night on "Wheel"

J!: I'm not giving Kara Spak much hope of becoming a five-time champion tonight, but let's see if she can pull it out against:

Molly Zeigler (Buffalo, NY)- Mom/graduate student
Claire Bea (Washington, D.C.)- Legal assistant

Here are the opening six categories:

LITERARY LINES
SCARY STARTS

A FREEZER FULL OF FOOD
TRAVEL & TOURISM
COLORFUL CREATURES
ALLITERATION ALL AROUND

At the first timeout, Bea leads Spak $2,400-$2,200, while Zeigler has half the leader's total. Incidentally, the first clue after the commercials have ended is the middle one in Alliteration All Around, and it talks about "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" $1M winner George Smoot!
To end the round, Spak gets the Daily Double under the last Alliteration clue with $5,600 and a $2K lead over Bea; Zeigler has $1,200. Her wager is $3K. To remain the leader heading into Double Jeopardy!, here's the clue from Kelly Miyahara:

To stem bleeding, use this alliterative spot where an artery lies over a bone, like in the upper arm and the top of a thigh where it meets the adbomen.

"What is pressure point?"...correct to keep the lead with $8,600!

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2K
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,400
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3,400

DJ! Topics:

20TH CENTURY HISTORY
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
INDIANA JONESING
THE DOCTOR IS IN
SACRED TO THIS RELIGION (the religion must be identified)
IT'S ABOUT TIME

Spak gets on a roll early on to make it deep into Lock Game Territory with $13K, but Bea finds one of the two DDs in the round after choosing the middle clue regarding 20th Century History. She has $3,600 and is ahead of Zeigler by $1,200 for second place. Bea opts to go for a True DD. For $7,200 or nothing, this would be her clue:

It's the year of the promised return seen here.

"What is 1948?"...close, but NO cigar. The actual year of said event was 1944; as it turns out, the last four clues in that category (including that one) are Triple Stumpers. Towards the end this round, with the $1,200 & $1,600 clues in Indiana Jonesing & the $1,600 one in Sacred To This Religion all being left behind, Bea picks off the other DD attached to the $2K Religion clue. Unfortunately, she's in last place with $2,800 by a margin of $400, and Spak's in LGT with $13,400. In any event, she puts a C-note on the line with this:

The Potala Palace

"What is Hinduism?"...incorrect, so she slips to $1,800. The right religion happened to be Buddhism.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $8,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $11,600

Scores After DJ!:

Kara: $15K (LG!!!)
Claire: $3,800
Molly: $3,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Kara: $13K
Claire: $8,400
Molly: $3,200


FJ! CATEGORY: Geographic Terms.

As their bordering countries are all this adjective, Liechtenstein & Uzbekistan are considered "double" this.

MOLLY:
Response: "What is landlocked"
Wager: $3,199

Final score: $6,399

CLAIRE:
Response: "What is landlocked?"
Wager: DOUBLE
Final score: $7,600


KARA:
Response: "What is great?"
Wager: $2K

Wins fifth game with: $13K

Kara Spak's new grand total is $83,401! But I'm guaranteeing that she'll lose tomorrow night.

DFtL!: The first person going to the show's hot spot is Jay Sherwood (who is a Rabbi that has been to about 650 concerts). Categories:

POP
STEVIE WONDER
ROCK
1980s

1. Rock
A: "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner (1978)
B: "Hey Jealousy" by Gin Blossoms (1993)

PICK: "Hot Blooded"
MISSING WORDS: Four

PREVIOUS LINE: "Come on baby, do you..."
FINAL GUESS: "...do more than dance?"


2. Stevie Wonder
A: "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (1973)
B: "I Wish" (1976)
PICK: "You Are the Sunshine of My Life"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "I feel like this is the beginning, though I've loved..."
FINAL GUESS: "...you for a million years"


3. 1980s
A: "Rosanna" by Toto (1982)
B: "Head To Toe" by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (1987)
PICK: "Rosanna"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "Now she's gone and I have to say"
BASE GUESS: "Meet you all the way"


A: "Meet you, then we'll play"
B: "Why did you go away?"
C: His guess


CHOICE: C

4. Pop
A: "Lost in Love" by Air Supply (1980)
B: "In My House" by Mary Jane Girls (1985)
PICK: "Lost in Love"

MISSING WORDS: Eight
PREVIOUS LINE: "You know you can't..."

FINAL GUESS: "...be lost in my heart without your love" (A: "...fool me, I've been loving you too long")

DQ Bonus Question:

The members of Led Zeppelin settled on their name after a derogatory comment from what performer?

A: Keith Moon
B: Dusty Springfield
C: Otis Redding
D: Paul McCartney

Hint: He was the drummer for the group "The Who"

ANSWER: Keith

He leaves with $5K.

ENCORE: "On the Radio" by Donna Summer (1980)
MISSING WORDS: Nine
PREVIOUS LINE: "Don't it..."
GUESS: NOTHING (A: ...kinda strike you sad when you hear our song")

In the nightcap, here comes Lisa Fratto (who's a marketing coordinator that has broken one of her feet three times and has even broken a TV at least once) with the following subjects:

POP
1980s
ROCK
LET'S DANCE

1. Rock
A: "What I Like About You" by The Romantics (1980)
B: "Inside Out" by Eve 6 (1998)
PICK: "What I Like About You"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "Wanna come over tonight, yeah, keep on whispering..."
FINAL GUESS: "...in my ear"


2. Let's Dance
A: "Second Time Around" by Shalamar (1980)
B: "Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias (1999)
PICK: "Bailamos"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Nothing can stop us tonight, Bailamos"
FINAL GUESS: "Let the rhythm take you over"


3. 1980s
A: "We Got the Beat" by The Go-Go's (1981)
B: "Forever Young" by Alphaville (1985)
PICK: "We Got the Beat"

MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Hang around 'til quarter after twelve"

BASE GUESS: "That's when they fall in line"

A: "That's when they start to shine"
B: "Then they all fall in line"
C: Her guess


CHOICE: C

4. Pop
A: "Little Jeannie" by Elton John (1980)
B: "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" by Blue Cantrell (2001)
PICK: "Little Jeannie"
MISSING WORDS: Eight
PREVIOUS LINE: "And I want you to be my..."
FINAL GUESS: "...loving wonderous woman that I love so much" (A: "...acrobat, I want you to be my lover")


DQ Bonus Question #2:

No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani married the lead singer from what band of the '90s?

A: Bush
B: Collective Soul
C: Dishwalla
D: Incubus

Hint: Their debut album was "Sixteen Stone" in 1984

ANSWER: Bush

She also takes home $5K.

ENCORE: "Middle of the Road" by The Pretenders (1984)

5th Grader: On the third night of Fifth Grade Reunion Week, Nick Mattos (who's a graduate student at Pepperdine University in Learning Technologies) checks in. Topics, please:

1st Grade Animal Science
1st Grade Math
2nd Grade U.S. Geography
2nd Grade Astronomy
3rd Grade Earth Science
3rd Grade World Geography
4th Grade U.S. History
4th Grade World History

FIRST CLASSMATE: Jordan (whose favorite book is Running Out of Time)
OPENING SUBJECT: Animal Science

Vultures are what class of animal?

A: Birds
B: Reptiles
C: Mammals

He gets on the board with the answer of birds.

SUBJECT #2: Astronomy

What celestial body is located approximately 240,000 miles from the Earth?

A: The Moon
B: Jupiter
C: The North Star


After eliminating The North Star, he guesses The Moon...and he triples his money.

SUBJECT #3: World Geography

The country of Turkey's located on two continents. Asia's one of them; what's the other?

He uses the Peek and takes Jordan's guess of Europe because he rang in so fast...sure enough, that's right for $5K.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Ty (who once rode in a 27-mile bike race)
SUBJECT #4: U.S. History


What former First Lady was appointed by President Harry Truman as a delegate to the United Nations?

His best answer is Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis...NO. It was one of the Roosevelts, Elanor.

SUBJECT #5: World History

What European country's official motto, which originated during its 18th Century revolution and was added to its constitution in the 1950s, translates in English to mean "liberty, equality, fraternity"?

Nick thinks it over and answers on his own with France...that's the country!

SUBJECT #6: Earth Science

T or F: Pumice is a type of rock that can float on water.

He knows it's a volcanic rock and is sure about True being the answer...it is.

FINAL CLASSMATE: Danielle (who enjoys doing gymnastics & Martial Arts)
SUBJECT #7: U.S. Geography


Louisiana borders Mississippi, Arkansas and what other U.S. state?

He uses the Copy. Had he guessed Georgia, he would've goofed, but only Danielle's answer of Texas matters...and it's right!

FINAL SUBJECT: Math

If Johnny takes the difference in 13 & 8 and the difference of 21 & 7 and then adds those results together, what number does he now have?

His last regulation answer of 19...adds up to a total of $12.5K! And given how the two players prior to him have fared on the Bonus Questions, he Drops Out with the money.

BONUS QUESTION CATEGORY: Science

Bait & tackle shop owner Patrese Hedding's hoping to reel in a lot of dough thanks in part to the following:

1st Grade Animal Science
1st Grade Nature
2nd Grade Music
2nd Grade Spelling

3rd Grade Cultural Studies
3rd Grade Grammar

4th Grade Math
4th Grade U.S. Geography

FIRST CLASSMATE: Jenni (who's learning to speak French)
OPENING SUBJECT: Animal Science

The wild turkey's native to which of the following continents?

A: Europe
B: Asia
C: North America

North America puts her on the board.


SUBJECT #2: Spelling

Spell the following word, which is the name of a small species of fly- "gnat".

She spells it correctly for the tripler.


SUBJECT #3: Grammar

How many possessive pronouns are in the following sentence- "She took her raccoon to his school"?

Patrese's guess on this question is two...$5K.


SECOND CLASSMATE: Lauren (who's on a synchronized swimming team)
SUBJECT #4: U.S. Geography

The Blue Ridge Mountains extend through several eastern U.S. states. Which one's the Northernmost state?

She's not sure, so the Peek's used. After looking over Lauren's answer of Virginia, she locks that in...lovely thought, but NOT right. Her gut of Montana was also written down by Armaan, but that's also wrong- the correct state was Pennsylvania.

SUBJECT #5: Math


The cube of what number is 27?

I know it, but she doesn't, meaning it's Copy time...and Lauren nails three for the $7.5K!

SUBJECT #6: Music

By definition, a "trio" is a composition for how many voices?

Once again, she's right by locking in three.

SUBJECT #7: Cultural Studies

T or F: Danish's an official language of Denmark.


She puts in her gut of True...yes!

FINAL SUBJECT: Nature

How do pumpkins typically grow?

A: In water
B: In a patch of vines
C: In trees


Her final answer of B...is right! She leaves as the second straight $12.5K winner.

BONUS QUESTION SUBJECT: World History

(Note: This season's episodes are taped at Sony Pictures Studios.)

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Meghan Nelson's game
Game 2

Episode ratings:

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

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