Thursday, September 30, 2010

9/30/2010 Results

LMaD: Christopher (dressed as a Blackjack dealer) & Sarah (dressed as a belly dancer) are the first dealers of the day. They get to choose from either a bankroll with a $100 bill on the outside or one of the three curtains. They choose Curtain #1...and they've won the Nissan Versa Sedan worth $11,830! But let's check out everything else to see if they could done even better:

Bankroll: $1,500
Curtain #2: Hyundai Elantra ($14,865)
Curtain #3: KIA Forte ($16,690)

Carolyn & Elizabeth weren't supposed to play together in Deal #2, but because they're attached to each other, that's the way the cookie is going to crumble here. They're about to hear this entry of Wayne's Diary from Jonathan Mangum:

Dear Diary: Here are three things I learned today:

#1- Never tickle a sleeping monkey unless you are ready to fight.
#2- Civil War reenactments are way more fun when you're not alone.
#3- The other thing I learned today was I didn't know you could fit such a large rock inside the small box.

Only Carolyn will get to make the decision, and she's offered $500 & $700, but she's staying with the box...and inside is a 18 karat white gold topaz & diamond ring worth $1,922. But Tiffany Coyne brings out Jonathan's Diary and Wayne Brady reads the following:

Dear Diary: Today, I shaved it for the first time. Sometimes, it's horrible being a huge manchild; I wear T-shirts that are way too small for me. My wife can't seem to understand my stunted persona that I like to call "Little Johnny Jim-John". One thing I did learn today while I was commuting with Little Johnny Jim-John- P.S., commuting is a pretty big word for a guy who says Little Johnny Jim-John; inside the big box was something I could look at for hours.

Carolyn quickly forfeits this for $700...a $4,300 home entertainment center that included an ultra-slim Toshiba 55" LED HDTV and a Blu-Ray Disc player.

Another Jonathan (dressed as a banana) is presented an iPad ($499) by Tiffany to start Deal #3 off. He keeps it and passes Curtain #2 to Sophia (dressed as a baby), but she wants $700 instead of what's back there...a ZONKflo 9000 14 billion-volt hairdryer! To be continued...

Let's move on to Lisa (dressed as a rose), who's about to try and make Tic-Tac-Deal for a trip to the Marquis Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas worth $6,042 (Curtain #1). She picks Envelopes #4, #7, #2 & #1.

1. #4- X
2. #7- O

The Sure Thing Jackpot at Curtain #3 begins by showing off an Atmosphere Interiors Ovation dining set worth $3,171.

3. #2- X

After $400 is added to the STJ...she still wants to go to Cabo.

FINAL ENVELOPE: #1- O

The last X was in #6.

Next is the Auction Deal, and participating in this are Iris & Jose.

Round 1 (Big box):
Sold to: Iris for $300 ($200)
PRIZE: Beauty product collection ($2,054)

Round 2 (Red small box):
Sold to: Iris for her remaining $200
PRIZE: Louis Vuitton Red designer handbag ($895)

Round 3 (Green small box):
Sold to: Jose for $50 ($450)
PRIZE: Sony VAIO laptop & Olympus digital camera ($1,830)

Afterwards, either one could take The Big Risk on Curtain #1, and Iris does...but she'll have to listen to a ZONK garage band, losing $2,949 in merchandise in the process while Jose still has $2,280 in cash & prizes up to now.

As we put Jonathan #2 back on the spot, he also wants the curtain...the new things behind that are a Yamaha Wolverine 350 ATV, two mountain bikes and a pair of helmets, all worth $5,709- PERFECT DEAL! The iPad bonus was just $230 cash. Surprisingly, he does NOT go for a Big Deal of the Day immediately after this deal concludes.

THE BIG DEAL: Who do go for a $23,570 package are Carolyn & Elizabeth. Carolyn's final pick of the day is Door #3. Door #1 had a check for $6,171 inside the Bank Vault...and they do NOT have the BD either, leaving with a $1,941 washer/dryer package that includes a year's supply of Seventh Generation detergent. As it turns out, the BD wasn't the Jeep Wrangler/surfboards package...it was actually a stay at the Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii plus a Jacuzzi.

Episode #2:

A fake CD titled "Jonathan's Indonesian Bird Calls" goes to Kourtney (dressed as a ballerina girl), although it does NOT contain a trip to said country; rather, it has some money inside. She passes it to Alison (dressed as a red flapper) for Curtain...but a ZONK string quartet ELIMINATES her. Tiffany secondly brings out the non-Indonesian version of the same CD (which also has some cash in there), but it's passed on to Robert (dressed as a Disco dude) because Alison's trading for the big box...but she gets a DUD DJ booth, so she's OUT, too. The last item up for consideration is in at least the silver small box (Tiffany), and Robert's adding to his potential money CD collection a copy of Wayne Brady's self-titled disc. We can tell you that inside the first CD is $120 and the second one has $280. He's going for the rest of the dough...and on the last CD is $3,800, for a final cash total of $4,200! Left in the last box of this deal was...a $1,300 Sony VAIO laptop.

In Deal #2, Janice (allegedly dressed as Jill) plays the one-die version of Movin' On Up for some money and/or the KIA Rio (Curtain #1).

1. #2- $100
2. #1- QUADRUPLE
3. #3- $500 ($900); GOES ON
4. #4

As a consolation prize, she'll receive $50 per point on her last roll...and she rolls a one.

Michael then checks in next to play the Latitude/Longtiude Deal for a chance to go to both the Trump International Hotel in Waikiki ($5,455) & the Orchard Garden Hotel in San Francisco ($4,027). The board:

Hawaii: 21 degrees at 31' N & 157 degrees at 84' W
S.F.: 37 degrees at 77' N & 122 degrees at 41' W

He leaves it as it is and gets offered $500 & $700, but he wants both of those vacations...and he's got 'em- PERFECT DEAL! And because Landon helped him out in this deal, that helper will get a $100 bonus!

After that, twin sisters Corinne & Kali are each given a grand for doing absolutely nothing before this next deal even starts. Neither of them want what's in the small box this time at the cost of half their money (Jonathan)...a topaz & diamond ring worth $1,922. They also turn down Curtain #2...which had a stainless-steel appliance trio ($2,496). The same thing happens regarding Curtain #3...back there was a boxing match between a giant chicken & monkey!

Another team follows them- the couple of Deandra & Michael. They're going to the Gift Registry, and the three room categories are the bedroom, garage & home office. Their two choices are the bedroom and the garage. The home office stuff was in the small box (Tiffany in front of Curtain #2)...turns out- it was nothing but numerous empty printer ink cartidges! The bedroom's behind Curtain #1...and it's courtesy of Pier 1 Imports with a value of $2,703. And they're adding this, at least from the big box...his/her motorscooters (red & silver) worth $7,238! No way they're trading all that for this behind Curtain #2...the Ford Focus.

The last regulation trader is Steve (who's wearing some long, blonde hair). After hearing a sound effect from Curtain #3's next prize, his opening buyback offer is $500, but after it goes up in $100 increments, it jumps to $1,200 & $1,700 before he rejects the final offers of $1,900 & $2K...he's got himself the $8,999 spa- PERFECT DEAL!

THE BIG DEAL: Deandra & Michael throw away just under $10K in loot for possibly a second chance at a car, and this BD's valued at $25,020. They pick Door #1...and fall to $1,523 cash, making the other Michael the top winner of this particular episode.

Door #2: Trip to Marquis Los Cabos, Trophy fishing boat & fishing gear
Door #3: Gaming suite, including a Sony 42" LCD HDTV ($6,999)

TPiR: After J.D. Roberto asks Springfield College student Velma Tolin, Richard Saputo, Cindy Estafanous & Randy Smith, Jr. to all exit the Peanut Gallery, the first IUFB is a Hatteras Hammock w/ a pair of patio heaters (Lanisha at Door #2).

Randy: $825
Cindy: $750
Richard: $950
Velma: $951

ARP: $1,329

Velma will go "vroom, vroom" in the Dodge Nitro (Std., PEG, Glass, Tow, Mat)(Gwendolyn) if she can go the distance in Lucky $even. Her second digit guess is six, which is a WILLY of...

$ 2 3 , _ _ _

...three dollars. Her second choice is seven...

$ 2 3 , 9 _ _

...and that costs her another couple bucks. She then plays it safe by saying five...

$ 2 3 , 9 4 _

...and she's just barely still in the game. Believe it or not, she thinks Fingers would be tough enough to put a second nine at the end of this car price...

$ 2 3 , 9 4 6

...I don't think so.

Fifth is Joel Loeffler and the second IUFB is a Christian Dior cosmetics collection (Rachel in the clam).

Joel: $250 (STAGE GARF)
Randy: $525
Cindy: $400
Richard: $526

ARP: $660

If Richard can avoid the prize that has the Danger Price of two grand, he'll win the Ivanko dumbbells package (Lanisha), a dinette set (Lanisha), some Kenneth Cole & Tommy Bahama swimwear (Gwen) and a snowboarding package (Gwen).

1. Dumbbells- $1,390
2. Swimwear- $1,148
FINAL PICK: Snowboarding stuff- $960; WIN!

Sixth is Rachelle Allen and the third IUFB is the two Nook digital readers (Gwen).

Rachelle: $700
Joel: $500
Randy: BUCK
Cindy: $600

ARP: $518

Joel plays Now or Then for the $10,393 Beachcomber Hot Tub (Rachel at Door #3). With Then set at February 1995 this morning, the groceries are a six-pack of Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake ice cream bars marked at $2.49, a Butterfinger candy bar marked at $.79, a bag of Jolly Time Popcorn marked at $1.89, a box of S.O.S. pads marked at $1.39, Tree Top Naturally- Sweetened Apple Sauce marked at $2.19 & a box of Rice-a-Roni Broccoli Au Gratin marked at $1.59.

1. Candy: THEN- NO
2. Rice: THEN- NO

He must be right about everything else but the ice cream in order to win.

3. Popcorn: NOW- CORRECT
4. Pads: THEN- RIGHT

FINAL PICK: Applesauce; NOW- WIN!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Velma ($1,329): 45 + 65 = OVER BY A DIME
Richard ($6,158): Nickel + 95 = WINS $1,000!
Joel ($10,911): 70 + 85 = OVER

Richard gets for his Bonus Spin...a trio of quarters.

Next to "Come on Down" is Philip Davis and the fourth IUFB is an Olympus digital SLR camera (Gwen & Rachel).

Philip: $900
Randy: $1,125
Cindy: $600
Rachelle: $1,126

ARP: $1,390

Rachelle plays Side By Side for a trip to the Sheraton Kobe Bay in Japan (Lanisha at Door #2). The setup:

75
43

She tries the obvious price of $7,543...sure enough, it's a winner!

After Saul Murillo next heads to the orange podium, the next IUFB is a GE microwave/confection oven (Lanisha at the turntable).

Saul: $800
Philip: $750
Randy: $450
Cindy: $250 (STAGE GARF)

ARP: $599

With Cindy in TERRIBLE shape heading into the last IUFB, Randy goes on to play Pl!nko. As of this season, the SP background has been changed to match the turntable's design and Rachel's modeling the SPs this go-round.

1. Chef's Choice knife sharpener
IS NOT: $63
PICK: 3- $53

2. Insulated carafe
IS NOT: $49
PICK: 4- $40

3. Electric wine bottle opener
IS NOT: $10
PICK: 0- $19

4. Rocket ship-shaped salt & pepper shakers
ARE NOT: $38
PICK: 8- $48


Gwen gives him the other three Pl!nko Chips. The first one lands in the left $100 slot, the second goes into the left $1K space...but the other two hit the left gooseegg, finishing him up with $1,100.

The last contestant called is Luvinia Sims-Green and the final IUFB of the day's a quartet of watches coming down from the ceiling. As previously mentioned, Cindy's been in Contestant's Row ever since this episode got started.

Luvinia: $750
Cindy: $751
Saul: $800
Philip: $801

ARP: $2,800

GETTING THE CLUBHOUSE BOOT: Cindy

Philip plays Line 'Em Up for the Scion tC (Std., Mats, Net)(Lanisha at Door #2). Board:

1
?- $897, Lenovo laptop (Gwen)
?- $75, universal remote
?- $897, upright freezer (Rachel)
0

His first lined-up answer is $18,790...EXACTA! That's the second time in a row in this Pricing Game that a Scion was won on the first try!

I liked today's lineup as it is.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Randy ($1,840): $.80
Rachelle ($8,993): 75 + Quarter = WINS $1K!
Philip ($23,459): WINS $1K ALSO!

BONUS SPIN SPIN-OFF:
Rachelle: $.85
Philip: $.75

Philip leaves with $24,459 in cash & prizes.

The first Showcase is for the sailor in you (which is entirely modeled by Gwen), and it features some sailors' clothing, an eight-day Greek Isles Cruise and a Catalina Mark II sailboat (Door #2).

RACHELLE PASSES TO RICHARD; RICHARD BIDS $33.5K ON CRUISE/BOAT SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE WILLY

MY BID FOR CRUISE/BOAT SHOWCASE: $24,345

Rachelle gets a shot at a BMW Showcase! At stake are pairs of bicycles for both kids & adults (Rachel at Door #1), a trip to the BMW Driving Experience in Greenville, SC and a 2011 328i Convertible (Std., AT, Premium, Seats)(Rachel at Door #3).

RACHELLE BIDS 38 GRAND ON BMW SHOWCASE- GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR BMW SHOWCASE: $62K

RACHELLE'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $38,000
ARP: $61,162
DIFFERENCE: $23,162

RICHARD'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $33,500
ARP: $35,875
DIFFERENCE: $2,375- WIN


Richard wins a total of $43,033 in cash & stuff; Rachelle will have to live with $9,993 in total winnings.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 4-2
TOTAL WINNINGS: $91,565

21: Thursday's trio:

Jennifer ? (originally from New Jersey)- A women who works with retirees (and has an ancestor who signed both The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence)
Daron ? (originally from Chicago)- Magazine editor/hockey player
Brian Engleman (originally from Ohio)- Sales/entertainment consulting firm founder

Round 1 Base Cards:

Jennifer: 4 OF HEARTS
Daron: 9 OF CLUBS
Brian: 3 OF SPADES


Maingame Bonus Trip: Two-night, three-day stay at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

Let's see what we have after four questions have been asked:

Jennifer: (4H)(AH) = 5/15 (200)
Daron: (9C)(6S)(2C) = 17 (100)
Brian: (3S)(6C) = 9 (100)


5. During a 2009 concert near Washington, D.C., what rock legend dedicated the love song "Michelle" to the First Lady?

A: Paul McCartney
B: Bruce Springsteen
C: Tom Petty


Jennifer: Paul- CORRECT (300)

CARD: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS; BUSTS DARON

6. If your boyfriend asks you to bite into his Canoli, he wants you to try an Italian dessert stuffed with what cheese?

Jennifer: Ricotta- RIGHT (400)

CARD: 4 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO BRIAN (13)

7. Even film featherweights know which movie opens with a feather floating in the breeze and landing at the feet of the character sitting on a park bench?

Jennifer: "Forrest Gump"- RIGHT (500)

CARD: 2 OF SPADES; PASSES TO BRIAN (15)

8. Michigan's "Motor City" was founded by a Frenchman whose last name inspired what line of luxury cars that are still on the road?

A: Ford
B: Cadillac
C: Chevrolet

Brian: Cadillac- CORRECT (200)

CARD: 7 OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PASSED TO JENNIFER (12)

9. What crazy-sounding nickname's given to the NCAA Division I Men's & Women's Basketball Tournaments?

Brian: March Madness- YOU BET (300)

CARD: JACK OF CLUBS- WINS ROUND 1 (800)

Round 2 Base Cards:

Jennifer: 2 OF HEARTS
Daron: 10 OF CLUBS
Brian: 5 OF CLUBS


After three queries:

Jennifer: (2H)(6D) = 8 (600)
Daron: (10C)(QH) = FROZEN AT 20 (200)
Brian: (5C)(7S) = 12 (900)

4. Talk about missing the boat- for decades, scholars have searched for Noah's Ark on what Turkish mountain where The Bible says it came to rest?

Jennifer: Mount Sinai- INCORRECT

Choices for Brian:

A: Mt. Everest
B: Mt. Ararat

C: ???

Brian: Ararat- RIGHT (1,000)

CARD: 3 OF DIAMONDS (15)

5. Which of these U.S. celebrations occurs earliest in the week?

A: Ash Wednesday
B: Thanksgiving

C: Labor Day

Brian: Labor Day- OF COURSE (1,100)

CARD: THE OTHER RED THREE; PASSES TO JENNIFER (11)

6. Even if you're clueless about detective fiction, you should know that Hercule Poirot & Miss Marple were sleuths created by what author?

Jennifer: Agatha Christie- RIGHT (700)

CARD: KING OF SPADES- WINS TRIP & ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND AGAINST BRIAN

Championship Round Base Cards:

Jennifer: 5 OF SPADES
Brian: 9 OF SPADES

1. For those of you with the Midas touch for investments, what precious metal hit a record-high of over $1,200 an ounce this year?

Brian: Gold- RIGHT

CARD: 7 OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PASSED TO JENNIFER (12)

2. If quarterback Peyton Manning's plane touches down in the city where the Colts make their homefield touchdowns, where's he landing?

Brian: Indianapolis- YOU BET

A 10 or face on the next turn of the card wins him the game.

CARD: JACK OF DIAMONDS- WIN!

BLACKJACK BONANZA: If Brian wins the big one tonight with three Burger King Power Chips, he's planning on hiring somebody for his firm.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: 5 OF HEARTS
HAND #2: 9 OF CLUBS
HAND #3: 4 OF HEARTS


1. KING OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (14)

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

3. QUEEN OF SPADES; HAND #2 CLEARED ($1K)

4. ACE OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (6/16)

5. JACK OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (two PCs left)

6. 10 OF DIAMONDS; CHANGES THAT ALSO (one PC left)

7. 7 OF HEARTS; HAND #3 CLEARED ($5K)

8. ACE OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (7/17)

9. 7 OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (no PCs left)

10. 6 OF HEARTS (13) AND STOPS WITH $6K

11. 5 OF CLUBS

FINAL CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS

WoF: Toss-Up category #1 is Food & Drink:

_ / _ _ P / O F

_ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _

Kathy's guess of A CUP OF HERBAL TEA is incorrect, because that's one too many letters.

_ / _ _ P / _ _

_ _ _ E _ / _ _ A

Liz's right on the mark for $1,000 with A CUP OF GREEN TEA. With that being taken care of, it's interview time:

Liz Morgan (Jacksonville, FL)- Internal audit associate/fisher person
Ken Walsh (Grafton, MA)- Senior data analyst/Boston sports fan
Kathy Fisher (Camarillo, CA)- Singer/songwriter

The $2,000 Toss-Up talks about a Fictional Character:

_ O N D _ R

W _ _ _ _

Kathy's correct this time out with WONDER WOMAN.

After an $8K trip to the Rancho La Puerta in Mexico from SpaFinder.com becomes available, the Advil PM Jackpot Round category is Place. She racks up $7,500 right off the bat with three S's, but after she buys four E's and two O's, she calls a dud vowel in I. Secondly, Liz calls three T's for $1,650 and a $900 R, then she buys two A's, calls two M's for another $1,800 and purchases two U's to clean out the vowels. After lighting up two C's for another $600, we have...

E U C A _ _ _ T U S -

S C E _ T E _

S T E A M / R O O M

...she solves EUCALYPTUS-SCENTED STEAM ROOM for another $4,450 and $6,450 total.

SOLE DUD: I (Kathy)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $10,150

The Before & After Round starts with Liz calling two N's for $1,200 and buying two E's, followed by five S's for another $1,500, two A's, but then the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to cost her $2,200. Second, Ken calls a B for the MDW, a $500 L & a $300 M before we see the following...

_ _ N _ E _

B _ S _ N E S S

A S / _ S _ A L

...it's NOT MONKEY BUSINESS AS USUAL for this guy, so he gets on the board with a grand and holds on to the MDW.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Liz

(Note: According to Pat Sajak, this is the first time since September 18, 1987 that two puzzles in the same episode had a word that contained at least two U's in it.)

Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round is Things. Ken starts off this round in a good way with three T's for $10.5K prior to buying one E and two A's. But he then calls the first dud consonant of the night in N to leave an even 10 grand on the table. Second, Kathy calls two S's for $7K but then her second dud vowel purchase of the evening in O immediately follows. Third, Liz hits the Mystery Wedge next to the former MDW and calls three L's before flipping it over...unfortunately, it's her second Bankrupt tonight. That allows Ken to buy three I's and...

A L L - _ A _

S _ I / L I _ T

T I _ _ E T S

...he solves ALL-DAY SKI LIFT TICKETS for the lead with another $9,750 and will be turning in those tickets at the Greek Peak Mountain Resort Hope Lake Lodge & Indoor Waterpark in Upstate New York worth $5,881, for a new total of $16,631 in cash & trip! We're that much closer to having back-to-back Million Dollar Bonus Rounds for the first time ever.

DUDS: $600 N (Ken), O (Kathy)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Liz

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: AH0015294 (Ann H. from California)

The $3K Toss-Up topic's Around the House:

U _ B _ _ L L A

S _ _ _ _

Kathy rings in with UMBRELLA STAND...yes indeed to move to five large.

What Are You Doing? is the next category, and she calls a couple of N's for a C-note, buys three A's, calls the same number of M's for another $1,200 and she tries for a quick solve with this board...

M A _ _ N _ / A / N A M _

_ _ _ / M _ _ _ _ _

...I've been MAKING A NAME FOR MYSELF the past few years, and she nails this puzzle to add $1,950 to her total bank, which now stands at $6,950.

PERFECT ROUND

The next puzzle solution's On the Map somewhere. Liz Bankrupts between $600 & $900 on the spot; that's her third Bankrupt this evening. Ken secondly calls a dud in T. Third, Kathy puts up a $600 R but she then duds out after buying the E; that's the third and probably final time tonight she's bought a negative vowel. Back over to Liz, who calls a $450 S, buys four A's and then the big bell goes off for Last Chance Mode. The board now:

_ A S A _ _ A _ _ A

_ _ R _ _ _ _

The remaining consonants are worth...$1,350 apiece. She next makes a quartet of C's appear...

C A S A _ _ A _ C A

_ _ R _ C C _

...and she gets CASABLANCA MOROCCO for an additional $5,600 and a decent second-place cash score of $11,050! Kathy leaves with a check for $6,950 and Ken has won this match with $16,631 in cash & NY, meaning we will have BACK-TO-BACK MDBRs FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY (it's also the second time we've had more than one in a single week)!!!

So far, $34,631 in cash & vacation has been awarded tonight,

DUDS (both prior to final bell): E (Kathy), $600 T (Ken)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Liz

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $5,200

MAXWELL HOUSE MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #2: Ken Walsh spins the triple star and the bonus puzzle topic this evening is Event. Starting with:

_ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ R

I know it already, and maybe he does too, because he calls P, H, D & I...

H _ P P _

H _ _ R

...despite calling the only dud vowel on this board, this will be a HAPPY HOUR for him because...




















































































































...although there is NO million bucks to be found in his landed-on envelope, he's won the new BR house minimum of $30,000, making his grand total $46,631 in cash & ski trip! And that brings the Feeding America BR Charity Bank to $167.5K!

MILLION DOLLAR LOCATION: The G

J!: These two challengers are here to try to make my prediction of Kara Spak losing her sixth game tonight come true:

Mark McDonnell (Miami, FL)- Trialathon coach/entrepreneur
Tegan Brown (originally from Harvard, MA)- MBA student

Tonight's first six categories:

PRESIDENTIAL QUOTATIONS
OPRAH'S AHA! MOMENTS (to honor the final season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show", Oprah herself will read each of these clues)
NEW ABBREV.
NOVEL HAIKU
BUSINESS BIGGIES
NUMBERS IN LATIN

Spak's using the High School Strategy right away, starting on the Oprah category...and she's off to a good start with $3,600 and the fact that she's in Lock Game Territory, whereas McDonnell's $200 in the hole; only the Oprah & Haiku categories get cleared out before the first commerical break. With seven clues to go in this round of play, Spak finds the Daily Double under the $800 New Abbreviations clue with 10 times that amount; McDonnell's now $400 in the hole and Brown's $1,800 in the red. Her wager is a grand on this clue:

Currently, she's the flotus.

"Who is Michelle Obama?"...$9K! Time runs out before we can get to the last two clues about Numbers in Latin, but with $9,800, she's VERY deep in LGT, as McDonnell's now $800 on the good side. Still, I'm not going to jump the gun on tonight's final result just yet.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS OF THE ROUND: $1K (Novel Haiku)
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,600

The board for Double Jeopardy!:

THE LAW
THE GOOD HUMOR MAN...
ISLAND HOPPING
SEX, DRUGS & ACCOUNTING
BORN & DIED: SCIENCE EDITION
ADD A LETTER

During his fast start in the round, McDonnell finds DD #1 underneath the last Island Hopping clue with $7,200; he's five grand behind Spak for first place, while Brown's still $2,400 in debt. He's going for a tie game on the clue I'm about to reveal:

On January 10, this South Atlantic territory celebrates Margaret Thatcher Day.

"What are the Falkand Islands?"...those are RIGHT to tie this match at $12,200 apiece! And believe it or not, his next pick of the $2K Born & Died: Science Edition is the other DD! This time, he's making a clue like this one worth another $3K:

Born in Siberia in 1834, we obey this periodic law, died in 1907 in St. Petersburg.

"Who is (Dmitri) Mendeleev?"...he's the new leader at $15,200!

SOLE TS OF THE ROUND: $1,200 (The Good Human Man...)(attempted)

Scores After Double Jeopardy!:

Kara: $13,800- GAME OVER
Tegan: $800
Mark: $28K (lock game)

CORYAT SCORES:

Kara: $13,600
Tegan: $800
Mark: $24K

I had a feeling Ms. Spak would lose tonight, although I wasn't expecting her to do so like this, espescially after a strong opening round.

FJ! TOPIC: Alliterative Athletes.

In 1998, these two baseball rivals shared top honors as Sports Illustrated's Sportsmen of the Year.

Correct response, of course: Who are Mark McGwire & Sammy Sosa?

Spak's the only one right, and with a $13K wager, she finishes in second with $26,800, and she leaves for the time being with $85,401. But let's see how everyone else responded:

Tegan: "Who are Mark Maguire + Barry Bonds?" - $799 = BUCK ($1K)
Mark: "Who are Bonds & Sosa" - $301 = $27,601

DFtL!: Contestant #1 is Gloria Timmons (who owns a mortgage company). Her four categories:

POP
POWER BALLADS
ROCK
2000s

1. Power Ballads
A: "All I Need" by Jack Wagner (1984)
B: "These Dreams" by Heart (1986)
PICK: "These Dreams"
MISSING WORDS: Four
PREVIOUS WORD: "Every..."
FINAL GUESS: "...second of the night"

2. 2000s
A: "1, 2 Step" by Ciara w/ Missy Elliott (2004)
B: "Burnin' Up" by Jonas Brothers (2008)
PICK: "1, 2 Step"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "Rock it, don't stop it"
FINAL GUESS: "Everybody get on the floor"

3. Pop
A: "I Don't Care Anymore" by Phil Collins (1983)
B: "Hey Baby" by No Doubt & Bounty Killer (2001)
PICK: "Hey Baby"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "All the boys get..."
FINAL GUESS: "...hey baby, hey baby, hey" (A: "...the girls in the back")

4. Rock
A: "I Thank You" by ZZ Top (1980)
B: "Keep Your Hands To Yourself" by George Satellites (1986)
PICK: "I Thank You"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Kisses so good..."
BASE GUESS: "...but you did like you did"

A: "...they made me shiver and shake"
B: "...they had me tossin' all night"
C: "...I had to holler for help"

CHOICE: A- NO (A: C)

DQ Bonus Question:

Which member of the Grateful Dead had part of his finger cut off in a childhood accident?

A: Jerry Garcia
B: Bob Weir
C: Phil Wesh
D: Bill Kreutzmann

Hint: The setback didn't keep him from becoming an excellent guitarist

ANSWER: Jerry

She walks with $2.5K.

ENCORE: "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" by Michael Jackson (1983)
MISSING WORDS: Nine
PREVIOUS LINE: "Just to make it right in the night, hit the..."
GUESS: "...night, turn the love away, won't you take me" (A: "...loving spot, I'll give you all that I've got")

Taking over her place is Sharif El-Mahidi from Portsmouth, VA (who's attending the University of Southern California)! These are his topics:

ROCK
POWER BALLADS
POP
1980s

1. 1980s
A: "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John (1981)
B: "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" by Culture Club (1983)
PICK: "Physical"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "Let's get into physical, let me hear..."
FINAL GUESS: "...your body talk"

2. Power Ballads
A: "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner (1984)
B: "Listen To Your Heart" by Roxette (1989)
PICK: "Listen To Your Heart"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "But listen to your heart..."
FINAL GUESS: "...before you tell him goodbye"

3. Rock
A: "Open Arms" by Journey (1982)
B: "If You Could Only See" by Tonic (1997)
PICK: "If You Could Only See"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "How blue her eyes can be when she says..."
FINAL GUESS: "...when she says she loves me"

4. Pop
A: "Penny Lover" by Lionel Richie (1983)
B: "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" by Michael Bolton (1990)
PICK: "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You"
MISSING WORDS: Eight
PREVIOUS LINE: "And how am I supposed to carry on when..."
BASE GUESS: "...all that I've been living for is gone"

A: "...all I once was living for is gone"
B: "...the love I've been living for has gone"
C: His guess

CHOICE: C

DQ Bonus Question #2:

Which Grammy-winning singer has two fake teeth?

A: Willie Nelson
B: Lady GaGa
C: Sheryl Crow
D: Neil Young

Hint: This artist sang the Bond theme for "Tomorrow Never Dies"

ANSWER: Sheryl Crow

Will this Virginian go for $50K...NO, he's taking $10K home.

ENCORE: "She Works Hard For the Money" by Donna Summer (1983)
MISSING WORDS: 11
PREVIOUS LINE: "...and she wonders where she is"
GUESS: NOTHING (A: "And it's strange to her, some people seem to have everything")

5th Grader: The fourth student in line on Fifth Grade Reunion Week is Katie Burton (who's a research analyst). Let's see the eight subjects, please:

1st Grade Grammar
1st Grade Measurements
2nd Grade U.S. Geography
2nd Grade Spelling
3rd Grade Art
3rd Grade Social Studies
4th Grade World Geography
4th Grade Math

FIRST CLASSMATE: Jordan (who has three brothers)
OPENING SUBJECT: Measurements

If it's midnight on a standard clock, the minute hand's on what number?

She would be correct with 12.

SUBJECT #2: U.S. Geography

T or F: The U.S state of New Mexico borders the country of Mexico.

She says that's a True statement...indeed it is to triple up.

SUBJECT #3: Art

By definition, which of the following painting styles depicts natural scenery, such as mountains, rivers & hills?

A: Abstract
B: Portrait
C: Landscape

By process of elimination, she answers with landscape...right to take her to $5K.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Ty (whose dad's a lawyer and has a mom with an Engineering degree)
SUBJECT #4: Math

If you multiply a three-digit whole number by another three-digit whole number, the product will have a minimum of how many digits?

The Peek is used, and she & Tye are both right about five to increase her winnings to that many figures- $12.5K!

SUBJECT #5: World Geography

Tierra Del Fuego is an island chain located at the southernmost tip of what continent?

She's pretty sure by locking in South America...right again to reach the $20K mark! By the way, Danielle agreed with her, but Ty wrote down Asia instead.

SUBJECT #6: Social Studies

In 1791, what became the 14th U.S. state to join the Union?

She has no clue, meaning she has to Copy Ty. His guess is West Virginia...NO. Ouch. Jordan said the right answer of Vermont.

SUBJECT #7: Spelling

The name of what planet in our solar system comes first alphabetically?

Katie gets a grand back by locking in our planet, Earth.

FINAL SUBJECT: Grammar

T or F: "He" is the only pronoun in the following sentence- "He laughed when she made a silly face."

After reasoning it out, she puts in False...she Drops Out with $1.5K.

BONUS QUESTION SUBJECT: U.S. History

Computer programmer Robert Chan is the nightcap contestant, and these are the midnight subjects:

1st Grade Measurements
1st Grade Math
2nd Grade Spelling
2nd Grade Grammar
3rd Grade World Geography
3rd Grade Social Studies
4th Grade World History
4th Grade Earth Science

FIRST CLASSMATE: Armaan (who won a gold medal in the Arizona State Fencing Championships)
OPENING SUBJECT: Math

How much is 101 - 98 - 2?

He literally gets his first one right.

SUBJECT #2: Measurements

If it's currently midnight like right now, which of the following times will occur first?

A: 12:01 PM
B: 12:05 AM
C: 11:59 PM

Robert correctly answers 12:05 AM for the doubler.

SUBJECT #3: Grammar

Which of the following words has a suffix?

A: Unhappy
B: Belong
C: Hopeful

His response is hopeful...and he re-doubles to $2K.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Lauren
SUBJECT #4: Social Studies


The legislative branch of the U.S. government has a bicameral structure, which means it has how many chambers?

He puts in two to increase his bank to $5.5K.

SUBJECT #5: Earth Science

What mineral's the hardest substance on the Mohs Scale?

He's thinking of diamond, but he's not sure, so he Peeks at Lauren to check himself, and she also thought of that. Alas, Robert rejects that answer in favor of iron...BUT DIAMOND WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG; that right answer was also given by Jenni.

SUBJECT #6: World History

What general served as the Prime Minister of Japan during the majority of WWII?

This West Virginia University graduate's activating his Copy. Lauren wrote (Isoroku) Yamamoto...NO, it was Hideki Tojo.

SUBJECT #7: World Geography

T or F: The island of Barbados is an independent country.

Given his experience of meeting a student from Barbados a while back, he's correct with True.

FINAL SUBJECT: Spelling

How many consonants are in the following word which means "to force away"- "repel"?

Bob finishes this part of the game at $4.5K after saying three. But he's taking the risk for a shot at $45K.

BONUS QUESTION TOPIC: U.S. History

Who was the first U.S. President to be born after the signing of the Declaration of Independence?

The final answer from him is Abraham Lincoln...NO. He mentioned one of the Presidents several seconds ago- it was Martin Van Buren, sending him home with the $2.5K gift card.

Millionaire:

Sole regulation game of the day
First-ever $1K audience game

Episode ratings:

"Don't Forget the Lyrics!":
7 PM: 6
7:30 PM: 8
8: "Catch 21", "The Price is Right" & "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "Jeopardy!"
6: "Millionaire"

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