Friday, October 01, 2010

10/1/2010 Results

LMaD: Three of a Kind starts off Friday's first episode, and Gennette (dressed as a big red E) has a chance to win the Chevrolet Aveo (Curtain #1). She picks Cards #3, #2 & #6.

1. #2- QUEEN OF CLUBS
2. #3- QUEEN OF HEARTS

At this point, she has a chance to quit this game with a retro appliance package worth $4,655 (Curtain #2). But she'll keep going for now.

#1- ACE OF HEARTS
#5- ACE OF DIAMONDS

Wayne Brady adds $500 to the Sure Thing Jackpot...and she walks with $5,155 in cash & appliances this time.

FINAL CARD: #6- ACE OF CLUBS
#4- QUEEN OF SPADES

Dylan, Antwon (who's wearing an afro) & Shawn from Cleveland (who's dressed as a hot dog) are all brought out of their seats to trade next, but the name of this deal is No Complaining. First, Dylan's offered either a bankroll with a $50 bill on the outside or the small box (Jonathan Mangum). He takes the money...and nobody wins a digital fitness package that included a one-year Gold's Gym membership, a $250 iTunes gift card and the 32 GB iPod Touch, all worth $1,318, but he's got $2,000! But Antwon takes away his cash just like that, leaving Dylan with what's behind Curtain #3...a bedroom worth $3,596. Third, Shawn also steals the bankroll, meaning this behind the big box is now Antwon's...a gaming suite headlined by the Panasonic 42" LCD HDTV worth $2,529. Finally, Wayne calls on Ji Suk (dressed as a Hawaiian), and she swipes the video gaming package from Antwon, so he has to live with what's behind Curtain #1, unless he wants some money back, like $600. But he presses on...and a giant fly KNOCKS HIM OUT of the game.

Nextm, Kendra & Lisa (the latter dressed as a construction worker) are about to guess the combined weight of the two of them according to their driver's licenses for a chance to win what's in the Bank Vault (Curtain #2).

Kendra: 395
Lisa: 325
ANSWER: 357- LISA WINS

After that, she hands possession of the small box (Jonathan) to Kendra...in there is a trip to the Tanque Verde Ranch worth $4,861, whereas Lisa collects $1,700. Finally, Kendra gives the Arizona adventure right back in order to take The Big Risk on Curtain #3...but she's going to have to visit the toilet paper tree as a result.

The next deal on tap is the $20K One-Die Roll one, and getting a chance at all that dough are Julius & Sarina from Long Beach, CA (who are both dressed as pirates).

1. 3- $300
2. 5- $700 ($1K)
3. 4- $900 ($1,900); STOPS THIS DEAL FOR GOOD IN ORDER TO PAY FOR THEIR WEDDING RECEPTION

What was waiting for them behind the big box was...his/her Yamaha Zuma 125 scooters worth $5,998.

Vivan (who is a teacher) is the first trader this season to be offered the "You've Already Won..." envelope. She's offered $600, $800, $900 & $1,100, but she forfeits the mystery prize for $1,300...which happened to be the TP tree- PERFECT DEAL!

THE BIG DEAL: Gennette has a second chance to win a car here as part of this BD, which has a total retail value of $24,445. She picks Door #3...but she completely misses it and leaves with a home office package that includes a laptop and some headphones worth $2,635, making Dylan the top winner of the 10 AM episode; furthermore, as far as the sixth through 10th episodes taped for the season are concerned (including this one), we have our first BIG DEAL SHUTOUT of the season.

Door #1: Jeep Wrangler Sport (included blue clearcoat paint & a hard top) & a pair of surfboards
Door #2: Trip to Barcelona, Spain ($9,495)

Episode #2:

Ryan (who's dressed as a bathroom superhero with a purple towel as his cape) is designated the first leader in this playing of Who's the Boss? with Britani & Pauline (dressed as a construction cone). The first two items he gets to decide on for the entire group are a mystery check or the Stones inside the small box (Jonathan). He wants the check...and the stones in the box were on this four-leaf clover diamond pendant worth $2,240. Secondly, Britani becomes the boss and goes with the Party-related item thing Curtain #2...the check they gave back to Wayne was worth $900. Finally, with everyone on their own, Ryan trades the first curtain for what's behind the big box...a trip to the Treasure Island Resort in Fiji worth $7,150! As for both ladies...they're going to have to chow down on a ZONK birthday cake.

It's time now for the Rock, Paper, Scissors Deal. The players in the second playing of Season 2 are Lana (who's sporting an afro) & Estella (dressed as a Hawaiian); whoever wins could play for a new 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback worth $15,795 (Curtain #3).

Lana: Blue- ROCK
Estella: Green- SCISSORS

Estella then LOSES $900 with the Scissors placard. The car was under the Paper one.

After a $100 Quickie Deal where Andrew from the Navy incorrectly guesses 2014 as the expiration year on his driver's license (it was actually 2011), he gets to pick from either the envelope that Wayne's holding or the big box, one of which has a $6K+ prize package. He picks the big box...but he's booted to a ZONK garage sale, meaning that Benjamin becomes his total winnings. The envelope had a living room that included the Toshiba 42" LCD HDTV worth $6,226.

Next to make a deal are Joad (dressed as a baby), Paula (dressed as a boxer) & Katherine (dressed as a cook); they each get $500 to start. Joad doubles Paula's money so that he can take what's behind Curtain #3...the TuffStuff home gym package ($3,530). Paula secondly passes Curtain #2 to Katherine...and she has a BBQ package worth $2,229 in addition to her $500. With only Katherine left, she also turns down the envelope...in there this time was a trip to California Wine Country in Santa Barbara worth $6,055.

We came so close last week to having our first car win in the Lotto, so we'll try to make it happen today with Richard (dressed as a Hawaiian). He's going for a Toyota Corolla LE worth $17,960 (Curtain #1). The payoffs for the rest of the symbols:

Waynes: $83.29
Tiffanys: $3K
Jonathans: $5K

He picks #4, #1 & #8.

1. #4- TIFFANY
2. #1- CAR

The STJ behind Curtain #3 for this go-round has a Toshiba 55" LCD HDTV and a Brookstone small stereo system that includes the 160 GB iPod worth $2,199, and he takes that right away.

FINAL PICK: #8- WAYNE

The other car icon was behind #3.

For the final regulation deal of this doubleheader week, it's the Dancing Deal. Hoping to dance their way into possible Big Deal of the Day contention are Myla (dressed as a laundry basket) & Sarah...and the winner of the dance-off is Myla, sending Sarah home with $100. As for Myla, she can either have as much as $2,500 in real and/or fake money or Curtain #2. Her choice is the curtain...the total legit money count was $200, so in exchange for that, she's won a pool table worth $2,450- PERFECT DEAL!

(Note: An audience applause meter is being used as of this episode.)

THE BIG DEAL: Ryan's going to Fiji for good, so Joad will get a chance at a $23,669 BD here. He picks Door #2...and trades down to a digital photo studio worth $2,198.

Door #1: $20K & a kitchen package that also included a year's worth of Seattle's Best Coffee
Door #3: Shadow Aero motorcycle ($7,299)

TPiR: Friday's First Four consists of Erica Luna, Steven Langone, Patricia Pine and Priscilla George. The first IUFB is a propane gas grill (Rachel behind splitting sign).

Priscilla: $999
Patricia: $850
Steven: $1,650
Erica: $750

ARP: $1,899

Steven plays Flip-Flop for the twin Kawasaki Ninjas (Gwendolyn at Door #2). Board:

9789

He needs to do the FF to $7,998...but he just Flops.

The orange podium secondly belongs to Thelma Nyat and the second IUFB is four table lamps (Lanisha in the clam).

Thelma: $825
Erica: $1K
Priscilla: $1,200
Patricia: $1,201

ARP: $1,516

Patricia plays Let 'Em Roll for the Hyundai Accent (Gwen at Door #3). Rachel's handling these groceries- Ragu Pizza Sauce, Bic Wite-Out & Gold Brick Topping. And here are the prices for them:

Sauce: $1.89
Pen: $3.99
Topping: $6.35

She says Higher twice for all three rolls.

1. CAR/CAR/CAR/$1,000/$1,000- GOES ON
2. CAR/$1,500- GOES ON
3. WINS $1.5K

Contestant #6 is Andrea Brown and the third IUFB is a Honora aquamarine pearl necklace worn by Gwen.

Andrea: $6K (WILLY OF THE CENTURY)
Thelma: $625
Erica: $1.5K
Priscilla: $1,501

ARP: $1,225

Thelma, a Southwestern College student from San Diego, plays Make Your Move for a pair of Armani Exchange sunglasses (Lanisha) and three pieces of Atlantic red luggage (Lanisha) that she could both take with her to The Shelbourne in Dublin, Ireland (Rachel at Door #2). Board:

758191720

Both she & I are going with all of this...

758191720

...but we're wrong! The sunglasses were $75 and Ireland was $8,191.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Thelma ($1,225): 55 + 90 = OVER
Steven ($1,899): $.85
Patricia ($3,016): 60 + 85 = OVER; STEVEN GOES TO THE SHOWCASE

J.D. Roberto next says the magic words to Randolph McMendus II from the U.S. Marine Corps and the fourth IUFB is a pair of Losi radio-controlled trucks (Lanisha behind rising sign).

Randolph: $475
Erica: $700
Priscilla: $598
Andrea: $550

ARP: $700, so Erica wins the second $500 wad of the season!

And she goes to a Shopping Spree with a $6,200 target for a Howard Miller Total Home wine cabinet (Rachel), Lehr garden tools (Rachel), some designer accessories (Gwen) & a Bio-Force home gym (Gwen).

1. Cabinet- $1,419 ($4,781 left)
2. Accessories- $3,755 ($1,026 left)
FINAL PURCHASE: Gym- $1,400; WIN AT $6,574!

The garden tools were $760.

After Alexandria Gevon comes on down, the next-to-last IUFB's a stainless-steel 30" gas range (Gwen at the turntable).

Alexandria: $1,200
Priscilla: $1,199 (DOH)
Andrea: $1,201
Randolph: $1,205

ARP: $1,499

Randolph takes on Pathfinder for a chance to win the Hyundai Genesis (Std., AT, Prot)(Rachel at Door #3). Board:

18062
95783
64251
73602
50297

The three SPs modeled by Lanisha are:

GermGuardian humidifier: $20 or $50?
Electric pasta maker: $110 or $135?
Juicer: $100 or $125?

He has NO CHANCE of winning this setup and just wins the $135 pasta maker; his two guesses for the second digit in the car price were seven & five. Rest of the prices:

GENESIS: $24,578
Humidifier (chosen first): $50
Juicer: $100

(Note: The colors on the SP podiums for this PG have gone back to the original after about a decade.)

Jennifer Aveda exits the Studio 33 mob last and the final IUFB of the week's a paddleboarding package (Rachel at Door #2). Priscilla must win this or else she's heading to the First Four Breakfast Club.

Jennifer: $650
Alexandria: $900
Priscilla: $925
Andrea: $950

ARP: $1,499 (when was the last time two IUFBs in a row had the exact same price?)

SENT TO MEMBERSHIP DESK: Priscilla

Priscilla plays the Range Game for an Ashley living room group headlined by the Samsung 46" LED LCD 3-D HDTV (Gwen at Door #3). Her range is $4,400-$5K, and she hits the big button at $4,549-$4,699. The ARP is...$4,699 ON THE NOSE!

My lineup this morning would've gone like:

1. Range Game
2. Shopping Spree
3. Pathfinder
4. Flip-Flop
5. Make Your Move
6. Let 'Em Roll

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Randolph ($1,634): 40 + 90 = OVER
Andrea ($6,198): Quarter + 45 = $.70
Erica ($8,534): Half-Dollar + 90 = OVER; ANDREA GETS TOP WINNER'S SHOWCASE PODIUM

If Showcase #1 is won, they'll take a home theater package (Rachel) that includes the $500 iTunes gift card and the 160 GB iPod Classic to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX (Rachel; this is also the hometown of female professional wrestler Rachel Summerlyn) while they're in a Volkswagen Routan SE (Std., Entertainment)(Lanisha at Door #2).

ANDREA BIDS 29 GRAND ON TRIP/VAN SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF (barely, if ever, covers the van)

MY BID FOR TRIP/VAN SHOWCASE: $37,550

Steven has a chance to win a backyard package consisting of a Beachcomber Hot Tub and some outdoor furniture (Gwen at Door #1), as well as some lawn & garden service for a year (Gwen) and a holiday in Denmark (Rachel at Door #4).

STEVEN BIDS $17.5K ON BACKYARD/TRIP SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF #2

MY BID FOR BACKYARD/TRIP SHOWCASE: $27,550

ANDREA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $29,000
ARP: $41,261
DIFFERENCE: $12,261


STEVEN'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $17,500
ARP: $22,829
DIFFERENCE: $5,329- WIN


Steven's total prize winnings: $24,728.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 2-4
TOTAL WINNINGS: $45,335

21: We haven't had a $25,000 winner since the end of August, but maybe one of these three contestants will start this new month off with a bang:

Jenice ? (Philadelphia)- Freelance photographer/dancer
Gregory ? (originally from Seattle)- HR consultant
John Knight (Sherman Oaks)- Dog trainer/marathon runner

Round 1 Base Cards:

Jenice: KING OF CLUBS
Gregory: 10 OF DIAMONDS
John: ACE OF CLUBS

Maingame Bonus Trip: Vegas

1. What actress surprised everyone by saying most of her life has been sexually unfufilling unlike her character Samantha on "Sex and the City"?

A: Kristin Davis
B: Cynthia Nixon
C: Kim Cattrall

Jenice: Cynthia- INCORRECT
John: Kim- CORRECT (100)

CARD: KING OF DIAMONDS; WINS ROUND 1 & TRIP INSTANTLY (600)

Round 2 Base Cards (after Jenice dances):

Jenice: QUEEN OF CLUBS
Gregory: 7 OF HEARTS
John: JACK OF DIAMONDS

1. Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. In her own house, how many children of her own does she speak to?

A: Five
B: Seven
C: Eight


Gregory: Seven- NO
Jenice: Five- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 5 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO JOHN (15)

2. Her inspired remake of Madonna's music video "Vogue" on TV's "Glee" had critics hailing what actress "Best in Show"?

A: Jane Lynch
B: Paula Abdul
C: Calista Flockhart

John: TIME OVER
Jenice: Jane- RIGHT (200)

CARD: 10 OF CLUBS; FREEZES AT 20

3. Ladies, don't shoot the messenger, but according to a recent Ask Men.com poll, what do men consider the ultimate status symbol?

A: A beautiful wife or girlfriend
B: A beautiful car
C: A beautiful house


John: Car- WRONG
Gregory: Wife/girlfriend- FIRST TRIPLE STUMPER OF SEASON

4. Not to be confused with "Borat" star Sacha Baron Cohen, "Cute as a Button" Sacha Cohen does the nines for himself as a U.S. champion of what sport?

Gregory: Figure skating- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 6 OF SPADES (13)

5. Newborn babies can live long & prosper now that the U.S. average life expectancy reached what age last year?

A: 58
B: 78
C: ???


Gregory: 78- RIGHT (200)

CARD: KING OF SPADES, WHICH BUSTS JOHN

GREGORY:
6. ACE OF SPADES (14)
7. 2 OF DIAMONDS (16)
8. KING OF HEARTS- ELIMINATED

Championship Round Base Cards:

Jenice: 8 OF HEARTS
John: QUEEN OF SPADES

1. After losing 30 pounds, what "Seinfeld" actor was proud to display his shrinkage as a Jenny Craig spokesman?

A: Michael Richards
B: Jason Alexander
C: ???

John: Jason- RIGHT

CARD: 7 OF SPADES, WHICH IS PASSED TO JENICE (15)

2. If you open the fridge and discover your wife's dill weed next to a bunch of cucumbers, she's got the ingredients to start making her own what?

A: Pickles
B: Poy
C: Kail

John: Pickles- RIGHT

He needs an Ace or at least a seven to win the game.

CARD: ACE OF DIAMONDS- WIN!

BLACKJACK BONANZA: John's been on 28 cruises, and he'll be able to go on a really nice cruise if he should break the $25K bank with his three Burger King Power Chips this afternoon.

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: KING OF DIAMONDS
HAND #2: 7 OF SPADES

HAND #3: 9 OF SPADES

1. 10 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (two PCs left)

2. 6 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (13)

3. 5 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #2 (18; could've been on the board by now)

4. 6 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (one PC left)

5. 4 OF SPADES; CHANGES THAT ALSO (no PCs left)

6. 7 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (16; could've won $5K by now)

7. 6 OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #1 (16)

8. 9 OF CLUBS- WIPEOUT #3

He should've placed a six and the five on the King, the four and the 10 on the first seven & two sixes in Hand #3. That sends him to Vegas with $1K.

WoF: The last two nights, we've had the $1,000,000 envelope in play. Will we end the week by making that happen three straight times? We'll find out soon, but the category of the $1,000 Toss-Up is Rhyme Time:

T _ _ E

_ / _ R E _ K

We won't TAKE A BREAK until after the Jackpot Round, but Chris solves this puzzle to get on the board first. Here are tonight's contestants:

Chris Albert (Tonganoxie, KS)- Kansas Jayhawks fan
Amelia Flowers (Chicago)- Accountant
Bevin Bixby (Nantucket Island)- A bartender & middle school lacrosse coach whose mother appeared on the show back in 1983 while she was pregnant

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Living Things:

P I _ K

D A _ _ I _ S

Bevin solves PINK DAISIES for the two grand.

The last available trip from SpaFinder.com this week is to Miami, FL at the Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach worth $8,473, and the Advil PM Jackpot Round category is Fictional Characters. Bevin gets started by calling three N's for $1,500 and buying three E's, then she calls three R's for another $1,500 and buys the same number of I's before calling a D for the Million Dollar Wedge. At this point, we have...

_ I N D E R E _ _ _ / &

_ R I N _ E

_ _ _ R _ I N _

...she scares me there on her pronunication of the word "prince", but her solve of CINDERELLA & PRINCE CHARMING is deemed ACCEPTABLE for another $2.5K and a new cash total of $4.5K; we're also well on our way to have our third straight Million Dollar Bonus Round.

PERFECT ROUND
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $6K

As the Before & After Round begins, Chris immediately Bankrupts next to the $3.5K wedge. Secondly, Amelia calls three R's for $1,200 but then hits the other normal Bankrupt to lose that amount right back. Third, Bevin calls a $300 N, buys an I, calls two T's for another $1,000, but then a dud in M. After Chris spins up the same Bankrupt Amelia got earlier, Amelia calls three L's for $1,350, buys two O's and E's and puts up a $600 S before we see...

L I N T

R O L L E R

_ O _ S T E R

...instead of winning a ride on a LINT ROLLER COASTER, she's won $1,450 in cash.

SOLE DUD: $900 M (Bevin)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (two by Chris, Amelia)

Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Thing. The winner of the last round, Amelia, starts this puzzle with a $400 R, four T's to multiply that much money by 10, buys four O's, but she then runs into Lose a Turn. Even worse, both Bevin & Chris land on the exact same Bankrupt that was landed on twice in the past round, causing Bevin to lose the MDW, which means we'll play the bonus round for regular stakes tonight; that's also Chris' third consecutive Bankrupt of the night. After that, Amelia calls a couple of H's for another $900, but she then Bankrupts the same way Chris did the first time around in this episode to give back $4,650; that's her second Bankrupt on the evening. The next spin of the wheel by Bevin lands on a $450 wedge and she calls two M's for twice that, followed by her purchases of a trio of E's and a pair of I's and the board now...

T H E / _ I E _

_ R O M / T H E

T O _ / O _ / _

M O _ _ T _ I _

...she frightens me for the second time this evening by initally replacing the A towards the end of the puzzle with "the", but she stops herself and correctly says THE VIEW FROM THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN for the leftover $400 and the $6K Caravan.com Canadian Tour, a new total of $10,900 in cash & tour.

SOLE LaT: Amelia
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Everybody)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: TB9024844 (Timothy B. from Florida)

The last Toss-Up of the week is about something In the Kitchen:

_ O O D _ _

_ A L A _ / B O _ _ S

Bevin guesses WOODEN SALAD BOWELS...yes to increase her earnings to $13,900.

After the next category turns out to be Show Biz, she Bankrupts next to the top dollar wedge ($5K in this case); that gives her a pair of Bankrupts this evening. Second, Chris duds out on the $5K wedge with a T. Third, Amelia calls double R's for $800, two N's for another $600 and buys two E's, an O and a pair of A's, she calls the last remaining vowels of the puzzle while on Free Play, the twin I's. She then lights up a $350 S but she then gets the same Bankrupt Bevin started this round with to lose the C-note; that's Bankrupt #3 for her. That prompts Bevin to just try and solve the following...

O R I _ I N A _

S _ R E E N _ _ A _

...she does with ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY, inching up to $14,900.

SOLE DUD: $5K T (Chris)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both women)

Last Chance Round category is Phrase and consonants are all worth...the big one- $6K apiece! After Chris has the two G's in the last word appear...

_ / S E E / _ H E R E

T H _ S / _ S / G _ _ N G

...I SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING- he's won the championship with another 24 grand to his name, and the winning total's an interesting number- the previous BR cash minimum of $25K! Both ladies leave $18K behind in this round of play, but Bevin leaves with $14,900 in cash & Canada and Amelia goes away with $1,450.

Friday's combined maingame winnings add up to $41,350 despite a total of eight Bankrupts on the night.

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding MDW): $6,850

Maxwell House Big Money Round: If this guy wins the 100 thou tonight, we may have to rename him Prince Albert. Anyway, he spins the E in AMERICA'S and the subject's Event. Starting with:

_ _ T / _ _

_ E R _ _ S _

He calls H, C, D and O and gets...

_ C T / O _

H E R O _ S _

...this ACT OF HEROISM results in him adding to his 25 G's...

















































































...45! That gives him 70 altogether to make him the second-highest winner to date this season, and the Feeding America Bonus Round Bank now has $100K more than that!

Video Bonus: BIG "Wheel" comeback

DFtL!: Jerry Hawkswell from Westminster, CA (who is a bouncer that has lost 110 pounds in the past eight months while singing on his treadmill) is fit and ready to go with these categories:

ROCK
1990s
PARTY SONGS
POWER BALLADS

1. Rock
A: "Touch Me" by The Doors (1969)
B: "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne (1981)
PICK: "Touch Me"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "Now I'm gonna love you 'til the heavens..."
BASE GUESS: "...start the rain"


A: "...all run dry"
B: "...stop the rain"
C: "...crash and burn"


CHOICE: B

2. Party Songs
A: "Hold the Line" by Toto (1978)
B: "Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston (1986)

PICK: "Greatest Love of All"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "No matter what they take from me..."

FINAL GUESS: "...they can't take away my dignity"

3. 1990s
A: "Don't Speak" by No Doubt (1996)
B: "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain (1997)
PICK: "I'll Be"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "And I'll be better when I'm older, I'll be..."
FINAL GUESS: "...the greatest fan of your life"


4. Power Ballads
A: "Faithfully" by Journey (1983)
B: "Alone" by Heart (1987)
PICK: "Faithfully"
MISSING WORDS: Eight
PREVIOUS LINE: "Ain't always what it's supposed..."
FINAL GUESS: "...to be girl, won't you stand by me"
(A: "...to be, oh girl, you stand by me")

DQ Bonus Question:

Pop star Taylor Swift grew up on a farm that sold what product?

A: Soybeans
B: Wheat
C: Christmas trees
D: Pumpkins

Hint: The product takes seven to 10 years to mature

ANSWER: Christmas trees

He leaves with $5K.

ENCORE: "Dance Hall Days" by Wang Chung (1984)
MISSING WORDS: Nine
PREVIOUS LINE: "When I, you and everyone we knew..."

GUESS: "...to believe, do sharing what was new, I say" (A: "...could believe, do and share in what was true")

Week #2's last player is Cian Coey, originally from Pittsburgh (who's a professional dancer). The board now displays:

POP
1980s
ROCK
GIRL GROUPS

1. Girl Groups
A: "Our Lips Are Sealed" by The Go-Gos (1981)
B: "Bills, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's Child (1999)

PICK: "Our Lips Are Sealed"
MISSING WORDS: Four

PREVIOUS LINE: "It doesn't matter what they say, in the..."
BASE GUESS: "...city we're okay..."


A: "...long run, who cares"
B: "...scheming scheme of life"
C: "...jealous games people play"


CHOICE: C

2. 1980s
A: "Coming Up" by Paul McCartney (1980)
B: "Forever Young" by Alphaville (1985)
PICK: "Coming Up"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "It's coming up, it's coming up..."

FINAL GUESS: NOTHING (A: "...coming up like a flower")

3. Rock
A: "Pride & Joy" by Stevie Ray Vaughan (1983)
B: "Closing Time" by Semisonic (1998)
PICK: "Pride & Joy"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "She my pride and joy, she my sweet..."

FINAL GUESS: "...little baby, I'm her little loverboy"

4. Pop
A: "Lady" by Kenny Rogers (1980)
B: "Umbrella" by Rihanna w/ Jay-Z (2007)
PICK: "Umbrella"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Know that we'll still have each other"
FINAL GUESS: "You can stand under my umbrella"


DQ Bonus Question #2:

What was the original name of Elvis Presley's backup band?

A: The Blue Suede Boys
B: The Blue Moon Boys
C: The Blue Bell Boys
D: The Blue Ox Babes


Hint: The singers were Scotty Moore, Bill Black & D.J. Fontana

ANSWER: The Blue Moon Boys

She also has $5K to take home.

ENCORE: "Don't You Want Me" by Human League (1982)
MISSING WORDS: 10
PREVIOUS LINE: "But even then I knew I'd..."
GUESS: "...find a much better place either with or without you"

That's the first bad bailout on this version of the show.

5th Grader: Before we find out who's the smartest of the 5th Grade Reunion Class, we need to give Steve White (who's a restaurant GM) a chance to play a traditional game with these subjects:

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

FIRST CLASSMATE: Armaan (who's a published poet)
OPENING SUBJECT: English

How many nouns are in the following sentence- "Tom & John surprised Jane with flowers"?

A: One
B: Three
C: Four


According to Steve, four is correct.

SUBJECT #2: U.S. Geography

What U.S. state's home to a chain of islands known as the "Keys"?

Florida triples his money.

SUBJECT #3: Math

If Sarah reads five books per month on average, how many books does she read per year?

Steve says the right answer of 60 for $5K total.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Lauren (who's part of a synchronized skating team)
SUBJECT #4: Animal Science


T or F: Clams have backbones.

He thinks that's False...yes to move him up to $8.5K.

SUBJECT #5: World History

The Nobel Prizes are named for a European chemist with the last name Nobel. What was his first name?

He uses the Peek and sees that Lauren thought John, but he turns that first name down for Alexander...in his case, he only had the first two letters right. The actual first name was Alfred.

SUBJECT #6: Social Studies

Which of the original 13 U.S. states refused to take part in the Consitutional Convention of 1787?

This time, he's copying Lauren, who wrote down Georgia...she was one state off- it was Connecticut, which was said by Steve's wife (who happens to be a History teacher).

SUBJECT #7: Measurements

How many months in the U.S. calendar year have at least 30 days?

He's right with 11.

FINAL SUBJECT: Life Science

Which of the following systems moves blood throughout the human body?

A: Muscular
B: Digestive
C: Circulatory


Steve locks in Circulatory to triple back up to $1.5K before attempting the big money question.

BONUS QUESTION CATEGORY: Science

To the nearest degree, zero degrees Kelvin's equal to how many degrees Fahrenheit?

He's way off course with 18. As it turns out, the correct number wasn't even a positive one- it was -460.

The week offically wraps up with Devin Cook (who teaches Special Education) and all of this:

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

FIRST CLASSMATE: Danielle (who has two pet ducks)
OPENING SUBJECT: Science


By definition, what form of matter's the air we breathe?

A: Gas
B: Liquid
C: Solid

His first answer is gas...correct.

SUBJECT #2: Spelling

Spell the name of the following U.S. state capital- Sacramento.

He gets the tripler.

SUBJECT #3: U.S. Geography

What's the Northernmost U.S. state that the Mississippi River flows through?

Because Devin's stumped, he uses the Copy. Danielle guessed Minnesota...good for $5K.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Jordan (who would like to visit Ethiopia one day, because that's where his mom grew up)
SUBJECT #4: Social Studies

What's the three-word radio call sign used by any U.S. Air Force aircraft that carries the U.S. President?

Both yours truly & Devin think of Air Force One...RIGHT to boost his bank to $12.5K!

SUBJECT #5: U.S. History

What U.S. President gave a speech in 1863 in which he stated "...that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth"?

He uses the Peek and Jordan wrote down George Washington, which is wrong. Devin wisely turns that down in favor of Thomas Jefferson...also NOT right. It was Lincoln.

SUBJECT #6: Anatomy

The senses of smell, touch, sight, taste & hearing are all part of what system of the human body?

A: Circulatory
B: Digestive
C: Nervous

With him being on his own for the remainder of this game, Devin picks the Nervous System...that's it.

SUBJECT #7: Animal Science

T or F: Some caterpillars turn into moths and NOT butterflies.

That's indeed a True statement according to Devin. But he's taking a big risk by saving a 4th Grade subject for his last regulation query.

FINAL SUBJECT: Math

What's the smallest positive integer that's both a composite number & a perfect square?

After doing the calculating in his brain, his final answer's four...the risk pays off! Despite the fact that bragging rights still play a part in this particular week of shows, he's walking with the nine grand. But given that he got both 4th Grade Q's right, let's just see how he would've done on the jackpot question.

BONUS QUESTION TOPIC: Literature

In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, what's the first & last name of the primary character who disappears from town after being pursued by the Headless Horseman?

He had a good guess of Icabod Crane...AND HE WOULD'VE BEEN THE BIG WINNER OF THE WEEK WITH $90K. Instead, it will be Nick Mattos with $12.5K.

Millionaire:

Game 1
Game 2
Start of Game 3

(Also: After ending Kara Spak's "Jeopardy!" run last night, Mark McDonnell finished in last place tonight and left with $28,601. Emily Jusino, a PhD candidate in Greek Literature originally from Fredericksburg, VA, became the new champ with $18,801.)

Episode ratings:
"Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?":
6 PM: 6
6:30 PM: 7
8: "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" & "Jeopardy!"
6: "Let's Make a Deal" & "The Price is Right"
5: "Catch 21" & "Millionaire"

4 comments:

Octavarium64 said...

On Flip Flop, you tell us the winning move was FlipFlop to $7,998, but that would yield a price of $7,989.

Another signal is that Flopping from 98 to 89 did not garner a DQ for violating the pair of prizes rule: if he did indeed make that Flop, be sure to mark that.

And the right price on the very edge of the range?!

Bobby said...

The Pathfinder setup as mentioned may not be able to create a legal path.

mcbriderb said...

I fixed the typo I made in FF.

Octavarium64 said...

Bobby: True - Kitch's Recap also has that board for Pathfinder.