LMaD: Deal #1 is the Top Trader Deal. Before we get started, Bridget (dressed as a cheerleader), Janet & Janelle (dressed as an Egyptian) get to pick from three incomplete checks that Tiffany Coyne has brought out, which start with a one, two or three:
Janet goes first, turning down what's behind Curtain #1...she has $1,000, but she would've done a bit better by trading for a patio set and a BBQ that was worth a total of $2,280. Secondly, that small box (Jonathan Mangum) is Bridget's box...but she's ELIMINATED with a hand un-sanitizer; that costs her $2,800. Finally, Janelle plays the odds and goes with Curtain #2...she had a $350 check, so she ADVANCES to the second part of this deal with a Canon digital SLR camera and an HD camcorder worth $3,179. But Janelle doesn't go any farther, and if she had gone with Curtain #3...she would've won a Hyundai Accent Blue (Std., Mats) worth $10,785.
Darin (who's presumably a lifeguard from San Diego) & Heidi are the first ones this season to try and climb the Staircase to Money.
Heidi: #4- BUCK
Darin: #2- $3 ($4; $1K)
Heidi: #8- BUCK ($5; $2K)
Darin: #10- $2 ($7)
Darin: #1- BUCK ($8; $3K)
Heidi: #6- DUD
They stop with their accumulated money. If Darin had continued...he would've made it to the $5K level after hitting a $3 piggy bank at #9, but he then would've ZONKED OUT for good with #2.
We next go to the Now Serving Deal. The first number of #178 belongs to Lindsay (dressed as a banana), and she can either take $800 or the golden envelope, which contains either $16 or $1,600. She wants the envelope, and inside is the...DOUBLER! Then comes a silver envelope with either $32 or $3,200 inside, and she can either try to re-double her money, keep the $1,600 she has right now or give it all back for what's behind Curtain #1. She decides to take the curtain furthest to the left...but all she runs into is a giant bobblehead of each of the three main staff members, stopping her from $3,200. Another round of this deal will be conducted towards the end of this episode.
Iris (who's wearing animal puppets on her hands) & Alyson (dressed as a princess) each start out with a $600 wad. After Jonathan brings down the small box, Iris forfeits her $600 to Alyson for whatever's in the box...a Michael Green & Co. two-tone bracelet worth $1,856. Alyson secondly gives all the money right back to Iris so that she can receive the following behind Curtain #2...a stainless-steel gas range, cooking tools & cooking lessons for a year, all worth $2,998. Finally, neither of these ladies take The Big Risk on Curtain #3...it wasn't a car or trip, but back of there was a living room that included a 40" LCD HDTV worth $7,238.
Richard (dressed as a gorilla queen) is offered Curtain #1 or #2 in this next deal. To help him out, he's participating in a mystery skit with Wayne Brady & Jonathan, and it appears a boat or vacation may be behind Curtain #1, so he wants it...the middle curtain, however, had a red Shadow motorcycle worth $6,999. He also turns down $700 & $800 for...a Mexican Riviera Cruise worth $3,112.
Back to Now Serving, #6 Rosella (dressed as Elton John) can either have $800 or take any one of the three envelopes, one of which has four grand. Alas, she wants the sure $800, so she FORFEITS any shot of going for the Big Deal of the Day and Janelle will be going for it instead. But could Rosella possibly have gone for it had she taken the golden envelope...YES. The silver one had a $1,200 check and the bronze one contained a UFO adventure.
THE BIG DEAL: Janelle didn't win the Hyundai at the top of the show, but she might win a better automobile valued at $23,590 here. She picks Door #2 for her daughter's birthday...and she's driving away in a pretty sweet birthday present for the two of them after all- a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro LS (Std., Mats)!
Door #1: Trip to Windjammer Landing ($7,749)
Door #3: $2,845 (the Bank Vault was revealed last)
TPiR: For at least the 11 AM episodes this week, J.D. Roberto's still here. He first calls on Jennifer Wright, Nikita Wilson, Scott Huntley & Carla Miller, and the first IUFB is a couple HD camcorders (Lanisha & Rachel).
Carla's cash count could start with 10 grand if she wins the Grand Game with a target price of $4 this morning. The groceries are a small can of Green Giant Cut Green Beans, a Boboli Original Pizza Crust, Chef Boyardee Mac & Cheese!, the Dreyer's Fruit Bars, Hunt's Snack Pack Chocolate Fudge Pudding & Windex.
1. Beans- $1.49 ($10)
2. Macaroni & Cheese- $2.79 ($100)
3. Pudding- $1.79 ($1K); GOES ON
FINAL PICK: Windex- YOU FOOL ($4.29)
To make her feel a little better, her second guess of the pizza crust would have been incorrect also at $4.59; the fruit bars were the winners this time with a price tag of $3.59.
Fifth is Joy Cabreras and the second IUFB is a lot of fragrances (Manuela & Rachel).
Scott plays Cover Up for the Jeep Wrangler (Std., Prot)(Lanisha at Door #2). Board:
First number: 2 or 4?
Second number: 2, 6 or 8?
Third number: 0, 4, 7 or 8?
Fourth number: 2, 3, 4, 7 or 9?
Fifth number: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 or 8?
OPENING DUD PRICE: $15,680
His first try is $22,875...both twos are correct. Guess #2 is $22,498...just the eight's wrong. His final answer is...$22,496 for the Jeep! And just as he's going to his Jeep, he does a baseball slide near it (just like he did when he was about to join Drew Carey at the turntable, as well as Christopher Newcy over another Jeep after winning it on November 13, 2008)!
Sixth is Melissa Ranchup and the third IUFB is the Aqua Cat catameran (Lanisha at Door #3).
Melissa: $8K (WILLY OF THE CENTURY)
After Nikita from the great state of Texas wins the $3,695 catameran and wants to get engaged to Drew (when in reality he's been married a while ago), she'll play Double Prices for a contemporary dining room group with the Noritake stuff (Rachel at Door #2). That's either $8,317 or $9,098, and she picks $8,317...but she should have gone top dollar.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Carla ($1,230): Half-Dollar + 20 = $.70
Nikita ($3,695): 65 + Dime = Three Quarters
Scott ($23,408): 45 + 90 = OVER; NIKITA GOES TO SHOWCASE
Once Randy Ward has came on down, the fourth IUFB is revealed to be a Fuego infared grill (Rachel behind the Giant Price Tag).
Joy has a chance to spot the One Wrong Price for a shot at the Tiki Kev tiki bar marked at $2,899 (Manuela), an ultra-deluxe glass bathtub marked at $6,399 (Rachel) & a Honda TRX 90 ATV (Lanisha) marked at $2,999. But she falls for the bathtub trap; the tiki bar was $3,524 instead.
The third recepient of the green podium in Contestant's Row is Alberto Alona from the San Diego Lions Club and the next IUFB is a Dell laptop (Manuela inside the clam).
Jennifer was over by $23, so Melissa will play Pocket Change for a Volkswagen Golf 2-Door (Std., AT, Sunroof, Bluetooth, PPlus)(Rachel's Crazy Car Lot at Door #3). The first number in the price is 2, and Melissa's been dreaming of owning a VW car on a dream board for two years and four overall; here's her chance.
REMAINING NUMBERS IN PLAY: 0, 4, 6, 8 & 9
1. 9- NO WAY ($.50)
2. 4- INCORRECT ($.75)
3. 0- CORRECT ($ 2 0 , _ _ _)
1. 8- RIGHT ($ 2 0 , 8 _ _)
1. 4- NO ($1)
2. 9- NO ($ 2 0 , 8 6 _; $1.25)
Last Digit: 9- RIGHT ($20,869)
The first envelope has...NOTHING. Envelope #2 has...a quarter. The last two both have...a nickel.
The last contestant on this episode is M'liss White and the final IUFB is the Party Time Karaoke package (Lanisha behind splitting sign). Jennifer's been here the whole episode.
SENT TO FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB: Jennifer
M'liss plays the Bonus Game for a nine-day Tour of New England worth $4,707 (Manuela at Door #2).
1. French coffee press
IS NOT: $75
PICK: LOWER- $100
2. Dutch Boy Refresh Paint
IS NOT: $32
PICK: HIGHER- $26
3. Cuisinart ice cream maker
IS NOT: $70
PICK: HIGHER- $85
4. Gold-plated headphones
IS NOT: $230
PICK: LOWER- $199
The BONUS is in...the ice cream maker's window!
My first Pricing Game lineup today:
1. Bonus Game
2. Grand Game
3. Cover Up
4. Double Prices
5. One Wrong Price
6. Pocket Change
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Melissa ($877): Quarter + 65 = $.90
Joy ($2,100): WINS $1K!
M'liss ($5,671): 40 + Dime = Half-Dollar
Joy has to win more money in her Bonus Spin in order to get the Top Winner's Showcase podium...but she falls way short with $.40.
The first Showcase has some Gucci shoes (Manuela), a large array of designer clothing (Manuela at Door #3) and a trip to St. Barts (Lanisha at Door #3).
NIKITA PASSES TO JOY; JOY BIDS 23 GRAND ON COOKING/TRIP SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR CLOTHING/TRIP SHOWCASE: $24,125
Nikita has a chance to win an Ultimate Garage Showcase that includes the Ford F-150 (Lanisha at Door #2). Also available are a wide variety of Craftsman tools, the JVC 42" LCD HDTV and a Gladiator Garageworks refrigerator (Rachel).
NIKITA BIDS $28,750 ON ULTIMATE GARAGE SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR ULTIMATE GARAGE SHOWCASE: $26,975
PAINFUL LOSS BY $94- FIRST DOUBLE OVERBID OF THE SEASON
As a result of this, Nikita will have to settle for the catameran, Joy will leave with $3,100 in cash & grill and Scott becomes the top winner of this episode.
PG RECORD: 2-4
TOTAL WINNINGS: $37,981
Video Bonus: Showcase heartbreaker
For at least Episodes 5291-5K, Jeff Davis will be announcing this time. The first four names on his roll call are Spencer Hughes, Courtney Carini, Terry Belom (who's wearing a tye-dye T-shirt) & Valerie Geluso, and the first IUFB here is a Dell desktop computer system (Amber & Gwendolyn).
Courtney plays the Dice Game for the $21,514 Hyundai Sonata (Amber at Door #3)...
Second number rolled: 5- LOWER
Third number rolled: 6- LOWER FREEBIE
Fourth number rolled: 2- LOWER
Last number rolled: 2- HIGHER
...but for the second time in a row with this particular car on this exact PG, rolling a deuce for the fourth digit KILLS a player.
Hoping to have better luck is Veniore Robinson, Sr. from Palmdale, CA (who had been waiting in line since 4 AM the day before this episode was taped) and the second IUFB is a selection of Jo Malon ebeauty products (Amber in the clam).
Spencer from Denver gets to Pick-a-Number (Gwen) as he shoots for a BMW G650 GS motorcycle (Rachel at Door #3). Board:
$ 8 _ 1 5
NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 3, 6 & 9
His gut's telling him the three like I think it is, but he picks the six instead...sorry, the three was right.
Contestant #6 is Rashda Riaz and the third IUFB of this particular show is a trio of Michael Kors ladies' watches rising down from the ceiling.
Terry, a retired interior decorator from Florida, arrives at a Swap Meet for a chance to win some stemware (Rachel), his/her Sharp 40" LCD HDTVs (Gwen), a Masconi pool table (Amber & Gwen) and a Heartland range (Amber). He picks the pool table...that's $3,630, whereas the stemware's only $2,400. The TVs were the other $2,400 prize, and the range was $5,599.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Spencer: Dime + 75 = $.85
Terry: 65 + Quarter = $.90
Courtney: 15 + 80 = WINS WITH $.95
Coming on down after those three is Dena Lerner and IUFB #4's a Spinning exercise bike (Rachel behind rising sign).
Veniore has to decide whether he's Coming or Going to a Hydropool (Gwen at Door #3).
He's Coming...but NO spa awaits him.
We may be trying again for a win with Matthew Garner (whose mother previously kissed Bob Barker according to his T-shirt!), and the next-to-last IUFB of the day's a Nintendo Wii package (Amber at the turntable).
Since Rashda won that with a G, she gets a chance to win 10 of them playing the Grand Game. This time, the target price's $3, and the grocery items in play this time are Mentos, Mr. Krispers Baked Rice Krisps Sour Cream & Onion, a box of Quaker Honey Graham Oh's, a box of Kleenex, the Red Bull Energy Drink and an eight-pack of Creamsicles; Drew plays touchy-feely with the middle four items while Jeff's describing them and may need to pay restitution for each of them sooner or later.
1. Mentos- $.99 ($10)
2. Kleenex- $1.19 ($100)
3. Creamsicles- $3.49
Rest of the board:
The possible hero of this episode might be Roxie Brown from Cleveland, and the calldown window isn't shown here, because Jeff happens to be playing on the last IUFB this Monday- a Sunlite drum/cymbal set w/ the 10 one-hour private playing lessons (behind a splitting sign; Gwen's also there). Valerie's bidding second and has been here the entire day.
OTHER CLUBHOUSE MEMBER OF THE DAY: Valerie
I smell the second skunking of Season 39, because Roxie's about to try and run the More or Less Gauntlet for a Panasonic home theater sound system marked at $329 (Rachel), designer accesories marked at $2,462 (Amber & Rachel), the Maytag black washer/dryer marked at $2,199 (Amber) and the Chevy HHR (Gwen).
Home theater: MORE- $650
Accessories: LESS- $1,735
Dishwasher: MORE- $2,740
The posted price of the HHR's $20,250. Roxie says More for the third & final time...
...BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT'S THE $21,480 ONE FROM LAST WEEK'S PLAYING OF TRIPLE PLAY, MEANING THERE'S NO SKUNKING TODAY; WHAT A WAY TO AVERT ONE!!!!!!
My lineup would've been:
1. Swap Meet
2. Dice Game
3. Coming or Going
4. Grand Game
6. More or Less
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Rashda ($1,230; she's graduating from pharmacy school in 2013): $.65
Veniore ($1,745): 20 + Dime = $.30
Roxie ($28,927): 35 + 65 = WINS $1K & SHOWCASE BERTH!
Does Roxie's rockin' luck continue on her Bonus Spin...NOT with 30 cents.
Somebody might be a-relaxing with this first Showcase of prizes- a GoGreenSolar.com solar cabana with some outdoor furniture inside (Rachel at Door #3), the Dimplex Outdoor Living grill (Rachel) and a trip to Costa Rica (Amber at Door #4).
ROXIE PASSES TO CORTNEY; CORTNEY BIDS 16 GRAND ON TRIP SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY
MY BID FOR TRIP SHOWCASE: $26,255
To honor Stephen J. Cannell's death last week, Roxie's Showcase is going to have a "Caesar's Challenge" theme. Here's the first board:
The first prize in this Showcase is MASSAGES for a year (Gwen). Here's the second word:
Prize #2 is a trip to Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, WYOMING (Gwen at Door #1). And finally...
...a CAMARO (Rachel at Door #2; if she wins this Showcase, the two Chevys will be parked side-by-side here)!
ROXIE BIDS $23,462 ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY #2
MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $32K
DIFFERENCE: $7,643- WIN
Courtney wins $25,141 in stuff. But Roxie still leaves as the day's top winner with $29,927 in cash & prizes.
PG RECORD: 1-5
TOTAL WINNINGS: $59,208
21: Their October '10 didn't start off so well, but maybe one of these three contestants will do better today:
Jen ? (Minnesota)- Makeup artist
Stephen Schilling (Michigan)- Shakespeare teacher
Chris Motta (Texas)- Children's Martial Arts teacher
Round 1 Base Cards:
Jen: 8 OF CLUBS
Stephen: 2 OF CLUBS
Chris: QUEEN OF HEARTS
Maingame Bonus Trip: Santa Cruz
After the first three questions of the afternoon, let's take a look at the hands now (with everybody on the board already):
Jen: (8C)(AH) = FROZEN AT 19
Stephen: (2C)(JS) = 12
Chris: (QH)(3C) = 13
4. Grossing over $250 Million, what 2009 movie crossed the "goal line" as the highest-grossing sports movie of all-time?
B: "The Blindside"
C: "Friday Night Lights"
Chris: "The Blindside"- CORRECT (200)
CARD: KING OF HEARTS, WHICH BUSTS STEPHEN
5. 6 OF SPADES (19)
FINAL CARD: QUEEN OF CLUBS- JEN WINS OPENING ROUND (600)
Round 2 Base Cards:
Jen: 7 OF CLUBS
Stephen: 6 OF CLUBS
Chris: 4 OF SPADES
Two questions later:
Jen: (7C)(QS)(7S) = BUSTED AT 24 (600)
Stephen: 6 OF CLUBS (200)
Chris: 4 OF SPADES (300)
3. According to a 2009 Millward Brown study, what's the most trusted & recommended brand in America?
Chris: Ford- INCORRECT
Stephen: McDonald's- TRIPLE STUMPER #2
4. When it comes to TV shows, Danny DeVito knows that even if it's cloudy in Pittsburgh, "It's Always Sunny In..." what U.S. city?
Chris: Philadelphia- RIGHT (400)
CARD: ACE OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (5/15)
5. If you like star-studded affairs, Kenneth Starr's 1998 "Star Report" was an investigation into the affairs of what U.S. President?
Chris: Bill Clinton- YOU BET (500)
CARD: 5 OF CLUBS; FREEZES AT 20
6. 3 OF SPADES (9)
7. 2 OF SPADES (11)
FINAL CARD: KING OF SPADES- WINS TRIP & ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND AGAINST JEN (700)
Despite having a good score of 500 points, it's time for Chris to leave the game.
Championship Round Base Cards:
Jen: ACE OF CLUBS
Stephen: 3 OF HEARTS
1. Jason Mraz added some razz-ma-tazz to the charts with what hit that spent a record 76 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100?
A: "You're Beautiful"
B: "I'm Yours"
C: "Haven't Met You Yet"
Jen: "I'm Yours"- RIGHT
CARD: 5 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO STEPHEN (8)
2. Made in Louisiana, what peppery hot condiment has been setting mouths on fire since the 1800s?
A: Picante sauce
B: Tabasco sauce
C: Chipotle BBQ sauce
Stephen: Tabasco- RIGHT
CARD: 10 OF CLUBS (18); FREEZES
3. 2 OF DIAMONDS (3/13)
4. 9 OF SPADES (12)
5. KING OF CLUBS- STEPHEN WINS
BLACKJACK BONANZA WITH THREE POWER CHIPS:
HAND #1: 2 OF DIAMONDS
HAND #2: 7 OF HEARTS
HAND #3: 9 OF CLUBS
1. 3 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (10)
2. 9 OF SPADES, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #1 (11)
3. 5 OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (two PCs left)
4. 4 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (13)
5. 6 OF CLUBS; CHANGES IT (one PC left; could've won $5K by now)
6. JACK OF DIAMONDS; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1K)
7. 10 OF SPADES, WHICH IS CHANGED (no PCs left)
8. 8 OF SPADES; HAND #3 CLEARED ($5K; could've won $25K already)
9. 6 OF SPADES (16) AND STOPS WITH $6K
FINAL CARD: 7 OF DIAMONDS
5th Grader: This week's first grown-up classmate is Keewa "Keewaterhead" Niralla (who is a nanny that graduated from the University of Michigan). Here are the first eight subjects:
1st Grade U.S. Geography
1st Grade Foreign Languages
2nd Grade Grammar
2nd Grade Animal Science
3rd Grade Astronomy
3rd Grade Anatomy
4th Grade World Geography
4th Grade Literature
FIRST CLASSMATE: Lauren
OPENING SUBJECT: Foreign Languages
"Hola" means "hello" in what language?
She may not be that good in this subject, but she's correct with Spanish.
SUBJECT #2: Animal Science
T or F: Drone bees are male.
She guesses True...good for a tripler.
SUBJECT #3: Astronomy
Phobos & Deimos are moons that orbit which planet?
Her gut's telling her Mars, but she Peeks at Lauren's paper...she wrote down Uranus instead. Keewa keeps her own answer of Mars...good thing, beacause she's right to move up to $5K.
SECOND CLASSMATE: Jenni (who finished third in a hula hoop contest)
SUBJECT #4: Literature
What British author wrote the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice?
Because she's watched the movie, Keewa answers Jane Austin...YES to jump to $12.5K! Amaan & Lauren instead thought of Charles Dickens.
SUBJECT #5: World Geography
The Galapagos Islands are part of what country?
She has absolutely no idea, so she uses the Copy on Jenni, who answered The Bahamas...NO. They're in Ecuador.
SUBJECT #6: Grammar
Which of the following words can be used as both a verb & a noun?
She uses process of elimination to come up with the right answer of drive.
SUBJECT #7: Anatomy
T or F: The human thumb & forefinger have exactly the same number of bones.
Keewa's pretty sure that's False...and it is.
FINAL SUBJECT: U.S. Geography
What ocean surrounds the U.S. state of Hawaii?
She locks in the Pacific...and finishes with $5K; if she had gotten that World Geography question out of the way at the start, though, she could've had $17.5K at this point. Keewa then tries for $50K.
BONUS QUESTION SUBJECT: U.S. History
What man received a majority of the popular vote in the U.S. Presidential election of 1876 but did NOT became President?
She's wrong with (James) Garfield; it was Samuel J. Tilden, so she leaves with the $2.5K gift card.
In the nightcap, after playing with a panel consisting of Antonio, Madison & Ty, Chelsea Miller from Reno (who's a disclipline manager) also takes a shot at the $50K with the following:
BONUS QUESTION CATEGORY: World History
In the 1600s, what French explorer traveled up the St. Lawrence River and established a trading post which later became the city of Quebec, Canda?
Her wild guess' John Cabot...not a bad one, but it was Samuel de Champlain, meaning the $2.5K card also goes home with her.
WoF: The Cruise Week animation fittingly takes place on a cruise ship with Pat & Vanna throwing confetti while we hear the speed-up bell and a life saver being replaced with the show's logo; this week celebrates National Cruise Vacation Month.
Toss-Up #1 is a Phrase:
_ U _ L / _ _ _ _ D
A _ E _ _
Matt's incorrect at the time's up cue with FULL BOARD AHEAD.
_ U _ L / _ _ E _ D
A _ E _ D
Kelly shouts "FULL SPEED AHEAD" for $1,000. Time now to meet everybody:
Kelly Luzenski (Marysville, OH)- Just graduated from physical therapy school in St. Augustine, FL
Monique Waters (North Charleston, SC)- A global hotel company worker who's also a church worker, actor, singer, playwriter & play director
Matt Vavrik (Palatine, IL)- Cardiology salesman
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Fictional Character:
T _ E / P _ E D
_ _ _ E _
Kelly remembers THE PIED PIPER to triple her early stash.
Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category is Rhyme Time and the first cruise at stake this week is to the Caribbean from Windstar Cruises worth $8,098; fittingly, there's a cruise wipe for the main puzzle categories this week. Anyway, Kelly Bankrupts on the right part of the Million Dollar Wedge immediately. Secondly, Monique calls two E's while on Free Play, four T's for the Wild Card, but she then hits the MDW's other Bankrupt to lose it right back. Third, Matt calls a $2,500 H, buys two O's and four A's, calls a $500 S and two R's for aother $1,200, but he then gets the regular Bankrupt next to the top dollar wedge to lose $3,700. Returning to Kelly, she calls two Y's for the Lobster Gram gift tag (and removes just the top part of it, prompting Pat to come over there and fix it), but her next spin of the wheel lands her on Lose a Turn. After Monique calls two W's for a grand, we have...
A / W O _ _ E R _ _ _
W A Y / T O / S T A R T
T H E / _ A Y
...she solves A WONDERFUL WAY TO START THE DAY to keep it.
SOLE LaT: Kelly
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Everybody)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $9,600
Video Bonus: Gift tag blooper (SD)
Prize Puzzle Round category is What Are You Doing? Monique, who just won the first main round, begins the second one with four N's for $1,200, the purchases of four A's and two O's, but she then calls the first dud of the week in T. Second, Matt calls a $300 G, buys three I's and calls an $800 S and a $450 W before buying two E's, calling a $300 R and buying the last remaining vowels of two U's. He then lights up a $300 P, three C's for another $1,350 and we have...
C U _ _ _ I N G / U P
I N / A / S N O W -
C O _ E R E _ / C A _ I N
...he wins $2,750 and will be CUDDLING UP IN A SNOW-COVERED (Park Side) CABIN within the Smoky Mountains during a ski trip worth $5,122, giving him a total of $7,872 in cash & trip this round.
SOLE DUD: $450 T (Monique)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: TG1089859 (Thom G. from Virginia)
Ally Bank Mystery Round subject is Show Biz and it's a pretty big puzzle. Our current leader, Matt, starts off by Bankrupting next to the top dollar wedge (which is $3.5K in this round and during the previous one) for the second time tonight. Second, Kelly calls three T's for $1,200, buys two O's, calls three S's for another $1,800 and buys four A's, followed by the same number of R's for another $1,900, but then comes her second Bankrupt of the night on the same side of the MDW that Monique got earlier; this one costs her $4,400. Speaking of Monique, she's next at bat with a J call while on the Mystery Wedge in between FP and LaT and flips it over...and everyone now has a pair of Bankrupts to their credit. Matt's second turn in this round of play begins with him calling a pair of L's for $600 and buying a couple of I's prior to lighting up a $300 B and a trio of E's. The board now...
J _ L I A
R O B E R T S / S T A R S
I _ / E A T / _ R A _
L O _ E
...he solves JULIA ROBERTS STARS IN "EAT, PRAY, LOVE" to slightly increase his leading total to $8,872 in cash & ski trip.
BANKRUPTS: 3 (entire panel)
$3K Toss-Up topic's Thing:
A / _ I N - _ _ N
_ I T _ _ _ I _ N
Matt knows it's A WIN-WIN SITUATION here to give him an even bigger lead at $11,872.
We're next trying to solve a TV Title. He initally calls a couple T's for $1,400, a trio of H's to add $1,050 and buys a quartet of E's. After he puts up double L's for an additional $1,600, we have showing...
T H E / _ E _ T H E _
_ H _ N N E _
...now a part of the NBC Universal family of cable networks, he gets THE WEATHER CHANNEL for $3,800 more and now has a total bank of $15,672 in cash & Smoky Mountains.
A certain place On the Map is what the Last Chance Round's all about this evening, and consonants are worth...$1.5K a pop. After he makes a Y appear...
_ _ _ T _ M _ R _
M _ R Y _ _ N _
...he solves BALTIMORE MARYLAND to finish strong as the night's champion with an added $4.5K and a total of $20,172 in cash & vacation! Kelly leaves with three large in Toss-Up money and Monique gets one.
Tonight's maingame winnings accumulate to $24,172.
SOLE DUD: S (Kelly)
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $9,100
Maxwell House Big Money Round: If Matt Vavrik can extend the current bonus round winning streak to three episodes, he'll win some more cash and/or a VW Beetle Convertible from VW of Downtown L.A. He spins the ampersand and the final subject turns out to be Living Things. We begin with:
_ _ _ _ S / _ N _
_ _ _ E S
He calls M, P, D and O and gets...
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...the best guess he can muster is BIRDS AND DOVES. It was HAWKS AND DOVES. The last time we landed on the ampersand, the $100,000 was lost in Las Vegas. I hope that's not the case again tonight...
...no, but we do have at least one $50K loss for the second straight week. He leaves with $20,172 in cash & ski trip.
This episode ends with an update an Ana McReynolds, who won $64,279 in cash & prizes in Fall 2002, including an Audi TT Roadster for her dad (& a Hyundai Accent during the Mystery Round). With her winnings, she opened Catopia, which is a day spa/inn for cats, and has also begun a charity called Ana's Angels.
Next week's car on The Good Life Week will be a Mercedes-Benz C300.
J!: I would like Emily Jusino (who's originally from the state of Virginia) to repeat as champion tonight at the expense of:
Don Meals (Burlington, VT)- Environmental scientist
Lois Petzold (Anderson, SC)- Ombudsman
This week's first six categories:
MOUNTAINS IN RANGE (each correct response is a mountain range)
AT THE POD "IUM"
MIXING APPLES & ORANGES
"The Tenth Inning" (its DVD will be released tomorrow)
Just before the first commercial break, Jusino finds the Daily Double to close out Mountains in Range; she & Meals are tied for the early lead with $2,800 and each have a $400 lead. She wagers the face value of this clue:
This range includes the oldest mountains in North America.
"What are the Applachians?...that gives her sole possession of the lead for now with $3,800! At round's end, she's still soley ahead with $7,200 and leads Meals by three grand and Petzold by four.
LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $2,800
A PALACE IN HISTORY
FROM THE LATIN
BOOKS ABOUT PRESIDENTS
RIDING THE RAILS
It takes Meals just three clues to find one of the DDs under the middle clue on Books About Presidents with $5K; Petzold's slightly up to $3,600. He wagers half his bank, so this clue could put him all alone in first place if he's right about it:
He's the subject of 2003's An Unfinished Life.
"Who is Bill Clinton?"...good guess, but incorrect. That book was actually about JFK. He does locate the other DD attached to the middle clue in From the Latin, now with $3,700; Petzold's still in second with $5,200 and Jusino's still leading with $8K. This time, he makes a $2K bet on the following:
Latin for "after" gave us this synonym for "keister".
"What is posterior?"...that's the right word to push him back to second with $5,700!
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,600
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $8,800
Scores After Double Jeopardy!:
There's a Crush betting situation, so Petzold needs to think about risking everything or very close to that.
FJ! TOPIC: Primetime TV.
Now in Season 23, its producer says it's the only show with "...no script, no actors, no host & no re-enactments".
I can tell you it's definitely not "Saturday Night Live". And it's absolutely NOT Lois Petzold's response of "What is 'Meet the Press'?", either, but she didn't risk anything. Emily Jusino's even more way off the mark with "What is Animal Planet?", and that will cost her...$9,001, so she'll be leaving with $19,801. Don Meals is also wrong with "What is 'The House'"; it was "COPS". But he will be back tomorrow with $8,199.
DFtL!: Week 3's first player is Ian Giatti (who is a news radio station's website editor and a Sunday School teacher at a church). Categories, please:
A: "Who Can It Be Now?" by Men At Work (1982)
B: "Mercedes Boy" by Pebbles (1988)
PICK: "Who Can It Be Now?"
MISSING WORDS: Four
PREVIOUS LINE: Stay away, don't..."
BASE GUESS: "...come into my home"
A: "...you come in here"
B: "...you invade my home"
C: "...you take it personally"
CHOICE: B- CORRECT
A: "Jet" by Paul McCartney & Wings (1974)
B: "I Remember You" by Skid Row (1989)
PICK: "I Remember You"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "Through every endless day"
FINAL GUESS: "I'd wanna hear you say"
A: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver (1971)
B: "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)
PICK: "Achy Breaky Heart"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "My achy breaky heart, he might..."
FINAL GUESS: "...just let the people hit the..." (A: "...blow up and kill this man")
A: "When I See You Smile" by Bad English (1989)
B: "As Long As You Love Me" by Backstreet Boys (1997)
PICK: "When I See You Smile"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "I can face the world, oh"
FINAL GUESS: "There's nothing that I can't do" (A: "You know I can do anything")
Domino's Pizza Fun Fact: Adam Lambert's a natural strawberry blond.
He walks with $2.5K.
ENCORE: "Long Train Runnin'" by The Doobie Brother (1973)
MISSING WORDS: 10
PREVIOUS LINE: "And the steel rails are..."
GUESS: NOT MUCH OF ANYTHING (A: "...cold and hard and the miles that they go down")
The nightcap episode features Arden Haywood from Brooklyn (who's a catering manager/video game geek) and these topics:
A: "I Hear You Knocking" by Dave Edmunds (1971)
B: "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down (2000)
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "If I'm alive and well, will you be there..."
BASE GUESS: "...for me to..."
A: "...kissing my lips"
B: "...holding my hand"
C: "...when I want"
A: "Love Child" by Diana Ross & The Supremes (1968)
B: "If I Could Turn Back Time" by Cher (1989)
PICK: "If I Could Turn Back Time"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "I didn't wanna see you go"
FINAL GUESS: "I know I made you cry"
A: "Last Train To Clarksville" by The Monkees (1966)
B: "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969)
PICK: "You've Made Me So Very Happy"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "...very happy, I'm so..."
FINAL GUESS: "...glad you came into my life"
A: "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin (1974)
B: "Dress You Up" by Madonna (1985)
PICK: "Dress You Up"
MISSING WORDS: Eight
PREVIOUS LINE: "All your suits are custom-made in London"
FINAL GUESS: "But I've got something that you'll really like"
Other Domino's Fun Fact of the Night: Christina Aguilera co-wrote Kelly Clarkson's "Miss Independent".
He's going away with 10 G's.
ENCORE: "We Got the Beat" by The Go-Gos (1981)
BrainSurge: Slightly more than a year ago to this day (September 28th, to be exact), this show made its debut. Tonight, they're beginning the second half of their second season with the following Brainiacs on Episode 204:
Isaac (who always blames his dog in order to get out of trouble)
Da' Jah (whose nickname is "Swaggalita")
Kathy (who once took the wrong bus home from school)
Aaron (a clarinet player)
P.J. (who once had a bird poop on his head!)
Emma (a Sci-Fi fan with the nickname "Spunky")
For 10: Which of these four songs got played twice- "Free Nerd", "Yee Haw", "Hey Dude" or "Who Let the Frogs Out"?
ANSWER: "Yee Haw"
Everybody's on the board!
For 20: Which of these house bird poop patterns is correct- 12131, 21231 or 33211? ANSWER: 21231
Da'Jah & P.J. goof with 12131.
For 30: Which of the four shown bracelets did Katie get in the school hallway?
Da'Jah & Isaac were incorrect with #2, while Kathy & P.J. both whiffed with #4.
For 50: Find the worm
Emma's the only one right to stay perfect; Da'Jah & Isaac were three off, Aaron by four, P.J. by five and Kathy missed it completely. The scores after four puzzles:
1. Emma- 110
2. Aaron- 60
T3. Kathy & Isaac- 30 each
TIED FOR LAST: Da'Jah & P.J.- 10 each
FOR 100: Eye chart words- SPIT, SPOT, SNOT or SNOW?
Aaron & Da'Jah definitely advance to Level 2; Emma was the only other kid to lock in anything on this puzzle, which was SPOT, but she's still moving on. Joining P.J. down the Brain Drain with a Nintendo DS lite and the slime bucket because s/he was a little too slow on locking in their answers is...Issac.
Level 2: Tonight's tale is about Jeff sharing his bedroom with his little brother Bobby (!!).
1. When Jeff ran out of blue paint, what did he use to continue painting the line on the wall?
2. What animal did the honey attract?
Da'Jah: Brown bear
3. What sport did the bear like to watch on TV?
1. What's the full name of the item Bobby took that forced Jeff to divide their room into two?
Emma: The Bug Scratcher 3000 (A: The Bug Scratcher 2000)
KO Round: The eight matching pairs are #1 & #4, #2 & #13, #3 & #14, #5 & #6 (Front & Back Trick on the April calendar pages), #7 & #16, #8 & #10, #9 & #15 and #11 & 12 (Front & Back Trick #2 on the teddy bear drawings).
Da'Jah: Front & Back Aprils
Kathy: #1 & #4
Da'Jah: Front & Back Bears
Kathy: #2 & #9
Da'Jah: WIN WITH #2 & #13
The three other semi-finalists each leave with the Schafer & Sons electric guitar.
THE FINAL STAGE: Da'Jah now has a chance to win the Wenzel camping package, one of the Electronic Arts gaming packages and a trip to the Hotel de Coronado in San Diego.
Camping Grid: #1, #5, #6, #10, #11 & #16
1. #1, #5, #10
2. CLEAR WITH 1:15.05 LEFT
Gaming Grid: #2, #8, #9, #15, #19, #18, #17 & #22
1. #2, #8, #14
2. #2, #8, #9, #15, #19, #18, #23
3. SAME AS SECOND
4. #2, #8, #9, #15, #19, #18, #22
5. PASS WITH 14.71 LEFT
SAN DIEGO GRID: #2, #8, #14, #20, #15, #22, #28, #29, #30 & #36
She gets as far as #22 before losing on #23.
Conclusion of Greg Roth's game
Audience Game #2
Video Bonus: Said audience game
"The Price is Right":
11 AM: 6
2 PM: 7
"Don't Forget the Lyrics!":
7 PM: 6
7:30 PM: 8
8: "Catch 21"
7: "Let's Make a Deal"
6: "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?", "BrainSurge", "Millionaire" & "Wheel of Fortune"