Friday, January 29, 2010

Next Week in Game Shows: February 1-7

While all the snow's melting in time for Super Bowl XLIV, we have this on the game show menu:

-The latest edition of the "Jeopardy! College Championship" begins!

-"Launch My Line" crowns possibly its only winning team; also, "Shear Genius" makes its GSK debut!

-Who will re-join the game on "The Biggest Loser"?

-The "American Idol" Season 9 preliminary auditions conclude in Denver.

All this, plus "Wheel of Fortune" does a week-long salute to NYC, and possibly a lot more, next week on GSK.

The Week in Review: January 25-31; First Player of the Month Standings for 2010 announced

Player of the Week:
WINNER: Nancy Sandoval ($58,522)("The Price is Right")
RUNNER-UP: Rachel Gordon ($53,500)("Wheel of Fortune")
3RD PLACE: Rebecca Dixon ($53,001 as current two-day champion)("Jeopardy!")

ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK: Nora Cook's One Away bomb of $21,544 on her second guess on Wednesday's "Price"

JANUARY 2010 PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Jason Zollinger ($149,404 six-day champ)("Jeopardy!")
RUNNER-UP: Jill (last $25,000 "Catch 21" winner of the season; she was the first female to sweep the maingame and win the endgame)
3RD PLACE: David (first $25,000 "Catch 21" winner of 2010)

1/29/2010 Results

LMAD: The Friday show starts off with Brigham (dressed as a referee) & Sarah trying to find a Toyota Yaris 5-Door worth $14,435 (Curtain #1) somewhere in this deal. We start with the two items inside the blue small box (Jonathan)- some Turtle Wax and a big gasoline container. Their initial choice is the Turtle Wax. Had they chosen the gasoline...they wouldn't have won the car, but $800 instead. The third item is behind Curtain #2, but they hang on to the Turtle Wax...the middle curtain was a winner. They also turn down Curtain #3...which also had a photo of the car. After seeing all of that, they sell back the wax for $500...and the wax was the only ZONK object on offer this deal.

The next two traders are Colette and Kristin (dressed as an Australian). They're taking part in an auction. To start, both ladies are given $500.

1. Blue small box (Jonathan)
SOLD TO: Collete for $200 ($300 left)
PRIZE: White gold diamond pendant necklace ($3,259)

2. Curtain #2
SOLD TO: Colette for $100 ($400 left)
PRIZE: Pier 1 Imports bedroom, including a Panasonic 42" LCD HDTV ($3,238)

Neither woman takes The Big Risk with Curtain #3...which had a trip to Mexico worth $5,654.

The first individual guy to make a deal this morning is Daniel (wearing a tiger suit). He's playing the first round of the Scrambled Prize Deal. Here's his board:

RUMCEPTO

The prize is behind Curtain #1. Even though he has no idea about the correct answer, he turns down $600...it's an HP laptop COMPUTER as part of a Hon home office package worth $5,048!

After Wayne Brady buys David's money shirt (with both Wayne & Monty Hall's pictures on it!) right off his back for $100, he's shown these three grocery items on the blue small box's tray (Jonathan)- Peanut M&Ms, Ruffles and Tang. He can win another three grand if he's able to pick an item that was introduced in the 1950s. David's choice is the Tang. The M&Ms were introduced in 1954 and the Ruffles came out in 1958. At this point, he can either have a sure $500, try for the $3,000 or go for Curtain #1. His final decision is the curtain...all three groceries were winners (the Tang debuted in 1957), so he ends up with a bunch of old VHS tapes (but he still gets to keep his first $100).

The next two traders are Christopher Lippart from Janesville, WI (wearing a top hat) and Brenda (wearing another one of those twisted Santa Claus hats). The first choice between the two of them is the money inside the golden envelope or the "It Soothes" prize behind Curtain #3. They're going for a possible spa...the envelope had five Benjamins inside. The clue for #2 is "It Grooves". After talking it out with the Peanut Gallery, they go with the middle curtain...and they both did indeed pass up a spa worth $5,795. Curtain #1's clue is "It Moves"; both of them are on their own from here on out. Brenda gambles with #1, while Christopher keeps #2...the man wins a home entertainment gaming center that includes a 46" LED HDTV, a Playstation 3 and "DJ Hero" worth $3,048, but the woman gets ZONKED with a rocking horse.

Time now to give Jacqueline (dressed as a red Crayola crayon) her scrambled word:

NOKIN

She rejects $500 for...a NIKON digital camera package that has three large inside the carrying case, a total value of $6,630! PERFECT DEAL! But she then goes for the Big Deal of the Day!

THE BIG DEAL: Friday's top prize is the Dodge Nitro ($22,734). She thinks it's behind Door #1...AND IT'S HERS! Elsewhere:

Door #2: Trip to New Orleans Wine & Food Festival w/ luggage ($9,480)
Door #3: $2,222 inside the Bank Vault

TPIR: Today's episode will have a special guest appearance by singer Anthony Hamilton; also, a light border for the audience screen has been introduced! With that, Cynthia Richardson, Lisa Maddox, Caleb Bailey and Stacy Sullivan all come down first before we see the first IUFB, the Butterfly ping-pong table set (Gwendolyn & Rachel at Door #2).

Stacy: $400
Caleb: $550
Lisa: $699
Cynthia: $700

ARP: $640

After giving Drew Carey a Baby Drew shirt, Electrical Engineering major Caleb will play Range Game for a home cinema system (Gwen & Lanisha at Door #3). Range is $5,500-$6,100. After he hits the stopper at $5,739-$5,889...he learns that he's a winner at $5,754!

Coming on down fifth is Veronica Hunt from Portland, OR and the second IUFB is his/her designer golf clothing (Lanisha at the turntable).

Veronica: $600
Lisa: $900
Cynthia: $425
Stacy: BUCK (STAGE GARF)

ARP: $1,977

Lisa can't put on the golf stuff right now, but she will play Hole in One or Two (Drew does mention about the times where the IUFB can give a clue about what the Pricing Game prize (s) or the game itself will be) for the Toyota Camry (Gwen at Door #3). Lanisha & Rachel are standing next to these six groceries- EconoGreen Large Trash Bags, Gordon's Popcorn Shrimp, Febreze NightLight, the box of Turtles, Udderly Smooth Udder Cream and Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauce.

My lineup guess:

1. Sauce
2. Light
3. Cream
4. Shrimp
5. Bags
6. Candy

Lisa's lineup:

1. Sauce
2. Bags
3. Shrimp
4. Candy
5. Light
6. Cream

The prices:

Sauce: $2.29
Bags: $5.99
Shrimp: $4.99


Drew's one-handed Inspiration Putt from the second line...way right. Lisa's putt(s)...both well in the other direction.

The sixth contestant is Amanda House and the third IUFB is a range (Rachel behind rising sign).

Amanda: $680
Cynthia: $999
Stacy: $800
Veronica: $700


ARP: $1,649

Cynthia from Florida plays One Wrong Price for an Exergamefitness.com ab exerciser marked at $1,999 (Lanisha), a MacPro computer system marked at $2,598 (Rachel) and a Exlum digital camera marked at $1,200 (Gwen). She guesses the dud belongs to the computer...yes indeed at $3,778!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Lisa ($1,977): Both green sections (she spun the nickel first) = $.20
Caleb ($6,394): $.65
Cynthia ($8,626): $.85

Cynthia qualifies for the Showcase!

The second player to go green is Carl Kane and IUFB #4 is snowboarding gear (Lanisha at the GPT).

Carl: $900
Stacy: $850
Veronica: $750
Amanda: $800

ARP: $1,050

Carl plays Switch? for a trip to Sedona, AZ marked at $4,954 (Rachel) and facials/massages for a year marked at $3,540 (Gwen). I would swap the prices, but he leaves them alone...and he wins!

The green spot is now plugged in by Martha Castaneta and the next IUFB is a pair of scenelight floor lamps (Gwen inside the clam).

Martha: $1,200
Stacy: $1,300
Veronica: $1,001

Amanda: BUCK

ARP: $3,250

Stacy, the last of the day's First Four, plays Pathfinder for the Ford F-150 (Rachel at Door #3). Board:

51079
29358
87241
30167
96402

The three SPs modeled by Lanisha are:

Beverage buggy: $50 or $75?
Moen kitchen facuet: $225 or $259?
Nesco food dehydrator: $45 or $60?

She steps to the 1 as the second digit...good guess, but that's incorrect. Her first SP choice is the faucet and she guesses $259...right. She then steps to the 4 for the second number...not it, either. After knowing the buggy's $50, she's right about stepping to the three as the second digit
($ 2 3 , _ _ _). Her next stop is the 9...she picked the wrong one. And that's too bad, because she then misses the $45 food dehydrator. The ARP of the truck was $23,579.

The final player is James Quinn and the last IUFB is some Craftsman power tools/equipment (Rachel behind splitting sign).

James: $3,500
Veronica: $4,000 (STAGE WILLY)
Amanda: $4,001 (STAGE WILLY)
Martha: BUCK

ARP: $1,390

She was the only one not to overbid that time, so Martha (originally from Mexico) will play the Balance Game (Gwen) for a Swim Spa (Lanisha at Door #3). The last three numbers in the spa's ARP are all nines.

DOLLAR VALUES AVAILABLE: $5,000, $6,000 & $8,000

She selects the middle option of $13,999...but it was the highest price of them all, $14,999.

My lineup today:

1. Range Game
2. Hole in One or Two
3. Balance Game
4. Switch?
5. Pathfinder
6. One Wrong Price

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Martha ($1,390): 35 + 20 = $.55
Stacy ($3,559): Two 40s (barely getting the Big Wheel around both times in the process) = $.80
Carl ($9,544): $.95

The top two winners will face off in the Anthony Hamilton Showcase Round!

The first Showcase has some Dashing Diamonds jewelry (Gwen), a trip to Washington, D.C. (Gwen; includes a private viewing of the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian and a lunch in the museum's Atrium Cafe) and the green Maxum ski boat (Rachel at Door #3).

CARL PASSES TO CYNTHIA; CYNTHIA BIDS 23 GRAND ON DIAMONDS/BOAT SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF

MY BID FOR DIAMONDS/BOAT SHOWCASE: $28,895

Carl gets a chance to win the Anthony Hamilton Grammys Showcase. After Anthony appears behind Door #2, he tells Carl he could win a stereo system with a collection of all the recent Grammy-nominated CDs (Lanisha), a trip to NYC (Anthony; includes a personal shopper and $3,000) and a trip to this Sunday's Grammys (Anthony; includes a $2,500 MasterCard).

CARL BIDS 21 GRAMD FOR GRAMMYS SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF #2

MY BID FOR GRAMMYS SHOWCASE: $35,000

CYNTHIA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $23,000
ARP: $32,383
DIFFERENCE: $9,383


CARL'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $21,000
ARP: $23,315
DIFFERENCE: $2,315- WIN!

Carl wins $32,859 in cash and prizes.

DOND: #8 Bacchi Writer isn't a writer, but this realtor wants to go to India.

ROUND 1:
1. #2 (Frannie)- $2,500
2. #4 (Amy)- $250,000
3. #6 (Scotty)- $5,000
4. #10 (Jennifer)- $7,500
5. #12 (Kasem)- BUCK

OPENING OFFER: $14,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #9 (Jen)- $50
2. #14 (Quan)- $75,000
3. #18 (Stephanie)- $25,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
4. #11 (Dan)- $100,000 (STRIKE ONE)
5. #13 (Jenny)- $50,000 (STRIKE TWO; VERY LIMITED SAFETY NET LEFT)

SECOND OFFER: $5,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #16 (Ayana)- $500
2. #5 (Kristin)- $10,000
3. #1 (Laurine)- $1,000 (ABSOLUTELY NO SAFETY NET LEFT)
4. #15 (Patsy)- $25

THIRD OFFER: $8,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #20 (Shyremia)- $100
2. #7 (Fran)- $10

FOURTH OFFER: $22,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #19 (Mehran)- $300
2. #17 (Timothy)- PENNY

FIFTH OFFER: $47,000 and the right to see The Banker in person immediately after the show- DEAL

19th PICK: #21 (Ignacio)- $5
OFFER: $92,000

20th PICK: #3 (Eddie)- $400
FINAL OFFER: $201,000


Has a very early loss of the safety net resulted in Bacchi becoming the other contestant this week to miss out on the half million dollars???...

































...NO- $200 was there instead, so a good deal has been made to conclude the week!

Next week: The remainder of WWE Week.

BrainSurge: Our last six Brainiacs this week are:

Sierra (a purplelicious girl)
Pattriana (a track and field star who has a horse named Lucky)
Fernando (a magician)
Chanel (a sushi and wakeboarding fanatic)
Travis (who has a black belt in Tae Kwan Do)
Arthur (who can score soccer goals quickly)

Level 1:

For 10: How many hairs did Walter pluck out of his nose?
ANSWER: 11

Sierra was one off with 10, Fernando was incorrect with 13 and Pattriana was way off the mark with 20.

For 20: Memorize the four-digit code shaved on the back of Jeff's head.
CORRECT CODE: 4569

Chanel put a three in place of the nine and Sierra left off the five.

For 30: Which of these four girl names was NOT invited to a sleepover with the pair of girls?

1. Sally
2. Sabrina
3. Stacey
4. Simone

ANSWER: Sabrina

Arthur, Chanel & Travis all goofed with Sally.

For 40: Memorize the four-digit code on the race car's doors.
CORRECT CODE: 8338

Arthur & Sierra are correct; meanwhile, both Fernando & Travis replaced the second three with an eight, Pattriana had the last two numbers reversed and Chanel wasn't even close with 83659.

For 50: How many slices did a pepperoni pizza get sliced into?
ANSWER: 12

Pattriana: 12 (100)
Chanel: Six (10)
Arthur: 16 (70)
Sierra: Nine (70)
Fernando: 10 (50)
Travis: 12 (80)

FOR 100: Which of the five taxis did Jeff ride in?
ANSWER: #5

Chanel & Fernando both leave with the slime and "Spongebob Squarepants Drawn to Life" Nintendo DS video game with after guessing incorrectly with #3; Sierra joins Pattriana, Arthur & Travis in the second round despite missing with #1.

Level 2: Jeff talks about his times in prep school.

ROUND 1:

1. A rumor blog revealed that Jeff's dad was actually a rodeo what?
Pattriana: Clown

2. Jeff captured his rival's confession at the end of the story on a what?
Travis: Cell phone

3. Jeff competed in what type of Olympics?
Arthur: Perpentual spelling bee
Sierra: Chicken racing (A: Academic)

KO Round: The eight matches are behind #1 & #4, #2 & #16, #3 & #5, #6 & #11, #7 & #8, #9 & #15, #10 & #13 and #12 & #14.

Pattriana: #1 & #4
Travis: #7 & #16
Pattriana: #10 & #13

I can't believe Travis blew the Front & Back Trick; he and the other two semi-finalists are all headed to Medieval Times as a result.

THE FINAL LEVEL: Pattriana could wrap up the week on a high note by winning the Vuzix video eyewear, Yamaha portable keyboard and San Francisco trip.

EYEWEAR GRID: #4, #8, #11, #10, #9 & #13

1. #4, #8, #11, #10 & #13
2. CLEAR WITH 1:11.47 LEFT

KEYBOARD GRID: #2, #6, #11, #12, #13, #14, #19 & #23

1. INSTANT CLEAR WITH 1:04.43 LEFT

SAN FRANCISCO GRID: #2, #8, #14, #9, #10, #11, #18, #23, #28 & #33

1. #2, #8, #14, #9, #10, #11, #23
2. WIN WITH 42.62 LEFT!

Another really impressive trip win to close things out this week!

WOF: Before it snows big time in my area early tomorrow morning, let's see if it will be really snowing money for one contestant tonight. The first Toss-Up category is People:

_ O _ S L _ D

_ E _ _

America will be sending this to the Winter Olympics in about two weeks from now, and Jay knows it's the BOBSLED TEAM for $1,000. Let's meet all the players:

Jay Mennington- U.S. Marine Corps member for 11 years
Courtney Hormat (L.A.; originally from Michigan)- Retail manager; plans to open a bank and a boutique
Sarina Garrison (Edison, NJ)- Rutgers University junior majoring in Mathematics

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

S _ I _ T

B E _ N A _ D

Jay solves the dog breed SAINT BERNARD for another two grand.

After a $5,000 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card goes on the wheel, the Campbell's Jackpot Round category is Thing; it's a big puzzle. He starts off with Lose a Turn. Secondly, Courtney calls an R and a T for $300 apiece, buys seven E's, lights up four S's for another $10,000 and purchases a pair of A's. At this point, here's the board...

S E _ _ -

A _ _ R E S S E _

S T A _ _ E _

E _ _ E _ _ _ E

... and a check for at least $10,100 will be going inside a SELF-ADDRESSED STAMP ENVELOPE for her to claim!

LAT: Jay
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $8,100

(Manuel N.'s Wheel Watchers Club message about winning $50,000 and a trip to Great Britain is displayed before the first timeout.)

The category for the second main round is Same Name. Courtney leads off with a $600 S and the purchase of two E's, followed by three R's for another $1,800 and the buying of both an A and three I's to clean out the vowels. Then, she lights up a $600 T, a quartet of C's for another $1,600 and here we have...

A R C T I C / &

_ I _ _ E R ' S

C I R C _ E

...she solves ARCTIC & WINNER'S CIRCLE for another $3,850, leaving her $1,050 shy of $15,000!

PERFECT ROUND

Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Song Lyrics. Sarina first calls a $300 S, four T's for the Wild Card, buys two E's, but she then hits the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose the WC and 50 bucks. Jay's second in line with a $700 L but he LATs out for the second time tonight. Third, Courtney lights up eight H's for $2,400...

T H _ T ' S

T H E / _ _ _

_ H - H _ H / _ H - H _ H

_ / L _ _ E / _ T

...and she solves THAT'S THE WAY UH-HUH UH-HUH I LIKE IT to add that amount to her winnings plus a trip to the Sunset Jamaica Grande worth $6,200, giving her a new total of $22,550 in cash and trip!

LAT: Jay
BANKRUPT: Sarina

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: KS4697600 (Karen S. from New Jersey)

We're looking for something Around the House on the $3,000 Toss-Up:

_ _ _ _ _ E L

_ A J _ _ _ _

Sarina gets off the gooseegg mark with FLANNEL PAJAMAS!

Next category is Food & Drink. She opens this puzzle with the first dud all night in S. Second, Jay calls a $500 T, buys a trio of E's, but he then calls a dud in R. Courtney's back in control with double N's for a grand but then a dud vowel purchase of I. We move back over to Sarina, who spins LAT. Jay next puts up a $900 H, buys a couple O's, calls a $500 L and purchases twin A's, but he then Bankrupts to lose $900. After that, Courtney calls a $600 C and a $500 P before we see this:

C A N T A L O _ P E

& / H O N E _ _ E _

She solves the fruits CANTALOUPE & HONEYDEW for an additional $1,850, making her new score $24,400!

DUDS: I (Courtney), $600 R (Jay), $500 S (Sarina)
LAT: Sarina
BANKRUPT: Jay

The next topic is Fictional Character. Jay duds out immediately with the S. Courtney calls a $300 T and a $600 H before buying two E's and three O's, lighting up a pair of R's for another grand and purchasing the last vowel of I. After she lights up double B's for $800 more...

R O B I _ / T H E

B O _ / _ O _ _ E R

...she solves ROBIN THE BOY WONDER for an extra $1,950 and $26,350 total!

DUD: $800 S (Jay)

Speed-Up Round category is What Are You Doing? and consonants are each worth...the $1,300 minimum. After Jay calls two T's...

G _ _ N G / T _

_ / _ _ N _ _ R T

...before GOING TO A CONCERT of his chooing, he collects another $5,200 for a final runner-up total of $8,200! Courtney leaves with the three grand in Toss-Up money and Courtney's our champ with $26,350 in cash and Jamaica!

So far, $37,550 in cash and vacation has been awarded tonight.

DUDS: F (Courtney), S (Sarina)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding Wild Card): $950

Big Money Round: Courtney spins the M in AMERICA'S and the category is Thing. Starting with:

_ _ _ S _ _ _ L

_ _ T _ _ _ T _

She calls F, P, C and A and gets...

P _ _ S _ C A L

A C T _ _ _ T _

...she has NOT engaged in enough PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, so she doesn't win another $25,000. But she does leave with $26,350 in cash and trip.

Jeopardy!: Last night, Rebecca Dixon shed tears of joy over winning $28,402! If she can save us from the first RETURNING CHAMPION SHUTOUT of the season, we might very well be seeing more of that from her. But these two challengers are here to try and stop her in her tracks:

Jordan Piel (Boston)- Speech language pathologist
Francie Futterman (St. Louis)- Consumerologist/writer

Opening categories:

RELIGIOUS LEADERS
THE ROCKETTES' RED GLARE
THEY ALL RHYME (each correct response rhymes with the word "all")
ANIMAL YOUTH
SHAME ON YOU
THE GRAMMY AWARDS

At the first break, Dixon's in the lead with $3,600, a grand ahead of Futterman. Later, Dixon concludes Religious Leaders with the Daily Double; she's down to $3,200 but is still leading Futterman by $600; Piel's currently $400 in the hole. Her wager is $1,600. For a bigger lead or none at all, here's the clue:

In 2002, Rowan Williams was appointed by Elizabeth II, the 104th person in this position.

"What is the Arch Bishop of Canterbury?"...correct for a new leading total of $4,800! After using the High School Strategy on The Rocketts' Red Glare to end this round (although the first three clues in that category go unplayed), she's slightly in Lock Game Territory with $8,200; Futterman's second-place score is now four grand.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,000
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,800

DJ! Categories:

GERMAN LITERATURE
HOLLYWOOD REMAKES
LET'S GO WITH THE FLOW (a river is given on each clue; the correct response is a body of water that flows into that river)
THE U.S. SENATE
ROMAN EMPERORS
"O" POURRI

At about the midway mark of this round, Futterman finds the first of the two DDs under the $1,600 clue on Hollywood Remakes with $8,400. She's six grand ahead of Piel for second, but Dixon's currently five large ahead of her for the lead. But she instead wagers $2,600.

This 1957 Glenn Ford-Van Heflin western was remade in 2007.

"What was The 310 to Yuma?"...yes indeed to break five figures with $11K! A little later, she finds the other one attached to the middle clue in Roman Emperors with $11,400, just $2,800 off the lead; Piel now has three times the debt he had just before this round started ($1,200). She then tries to knock off another $1,400 of the champion's lead with this clue:

In 41 A.C., this emperor remarked, "Would that the Roman people had a single neck" to cut in a single stroke.

"Who is Caligula?"...she's right to move up to $12,800! After a Triple Stumper on the last played clue of the round, the $1,600 one in the same category, she's now $200 ahead of the champ, while Piel WIPES OUT at -$2,800, sending him home with the $1,000 third-place consolation prize. In addition to the last Roman Emperors clue going unrevealed, the last four German Literature clues were not gotten to.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,200
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $10,400

HEAD'S UP FJ! SCOREBOARD:

Rebecca: $12,600
Francie: $12,800

CORYAT SCORES:

Rebecca: $12,000
Francie: $11,600
Jordan: -$2,800

FJ! CATEGORY: Pro Sports.

The official address of the Atlanta Braves is No. 755 on the drive named for this man.

Rebecca Dixon...NAILS "Who is Hank Aaron?" for 12 grand, giving her a final score of $24,600! But she now needs Francie Futterman to have goofed somewhere...





























...SHE DID WITH DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING (and only wagered $2,200 for whatever reason), SO REBECCA DIXON HAS SAVED THE WEEK!!!! Her two-day total: $53,002! The 2010 College Championship begins on Monday!

The Singing Bee: This is Episode 207.

Pick Four:

1. "Strange" by Reba McEntire (2009)
Previous line: "Strange, I oughta be in bed with my head..."
Mark: "...in the pillow crying"

2. "As Good As I Once Was" by Toby Keith (2005)
Previous line: "I ain't as good as I once was"
Daniel: "But I'm as good once as I ever was"


3. "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger (1983)
Previous line: "In finding mister right"
Jill: "You'll be all right tonight"

4. "Except For Monday" by Lorrie Morgan (1991)
Previous line: "Wednesday, I feel better"
Brian: "...just for strife"
Cassidy: "...just for spite"

That means Kimberly goes back into the contestant pool. Let's now reveal something about the remaining four contestants:

Mark- The straps of one of his tuxedos snapped one time while dancing at a prom, causing his pants to fall down!
Daniel- West Coast Swing dancer (and he does a dance on stage!)
Jill- Loves to yodel (and she yodels on stage!)
Cassidy- Once jumped out of a plane over some glaciers one time while in New Zealand

Random Shuffle:

MARK: "Wrapped Around" by Brad Paisley (2001)
Previous line: "When the lights go out"
Guess: "I think it's time to put a ring on the finger, I'm wrapped around"

DANIEL: "Country Man" by Luke Bryan (2003)
Previous line: "Hey, I'm a country man"
Guess: "A city boy can't do the things I can"

JILL: "If Everyone Cared" by Nickelback (2005)
Previous line: "If everyone shared and swallowed their pride"

Guess: "Then nobody we'd see..." (A: "Then we'd see the day when nobody died")

CASSIDY: "Songs About Me" by Trace Adkins (2004)
Previous line: "...and who I am"

Guess: "About living and loving..." (A: "Songs about loving and living and good-hearted women")

Singing With the Enemy:

MARK & DANIEL: "Bye Bye" by Jo Dee Messina" (1998)

CORRECT MISSING LYRICS:

Mark: 2 (15)
Daniel: SWEEP! (20)


JILL & CASSIDY: "Let Your Love Flow" by The Bellamy Brothers (1976)

Jill: 2 (10)
Cassidy: SHUTOUT

Karaoke Challenge:

CASSIDY: "Stand" by Rascal Flatts (2006)
CORRECT MISSING WORDS: SWEEP!
FINAL SCORE: 30

JILL: "Let Her Cry" by Hootie & The Blowfish (1994)
CORRECT MISSING WORDS: SWEEP!
FINAL SCORE: QUADRUPLE TO 40

MARK: "That's Summer" by Garth Brooks (1992)
CORRECT MISSING WORDS: 14
FINAL SCORE: 43

DANIEL: "Redneck Yacht Club" by Craig Morgan (2005)
CORRECT MISSING LYRICS:
SWEEP!
PERFECTO!!!


Chorus Showdown:

ROUND 1:

Daniel: "You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl" by Brooks & Dunn (2003)- FAIL
Mark: "Blue Clear Sky" by George Strait (1996)- FAIL


ROUND 2:

Daniel: "It's My Life" by No Doubt (2003)- FAIL
Mark: "If If Makes You Happy" by Sheryl Crow (1996)- WIN!


THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: Mark knows about "Brother Jukebox" by Mark Chestnutt, "I Run To You" by Lady Antebellum, "Breathe" by Faith Hill...but that's it, as he strikes out on the next three songs of "Rock You Like a Hurricane" by Scorpions, "My Next Thirty Years" by Tim McGraw and "Sweet Dreams (Of You)" by Patsy Cline. That sends him home with $1,500.

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Christian Carrion's game
Game 2

Episode ratings:

8: "BrainSurge", "Jeopardy!" & "Let's Make a Deal"
7: "Deal or No Deal" "Millionaire", "The Price is Right", "The Singing Bee" & "Wheel of Fortune"

Update on the U.S. version of "The Cube"

FOX has dropped the U.S. version of the hit British game show "The Cube", but CBS has now picked up the project. As of right now, Neil Patrick Harris will serve as host and an executive producer of the show.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"America's Best Dance Crew"- FIFTH SEASON PREMIERE

This season began with three qualifying rounds. The first one was for the South region, which has NEVER produced a championship team on this show. The five teams that made it here qualified from auditions with the guest judge being Hok from the Season 3 champions, Qwest Crew.

1. Jungle Boogie (Stone Mountain, GA)- "Bounce" by Busta Rhymes
SOME OF THEIR MEMBERS INCLUDE: Raqi Carter, Codie Wiggins, Anthony Hart
THEIR INTENDED DANCE STYLE: Crankin'

Omarion was impressed, but he said it got clumsy towards the end. Lil' Mama agreed with his comments and JC Chavez liked their energy.

2. Ghost (Houston, TX)- "Android Porn" by Kraddy
SOME OF THEIR MEMBERS INCLUDE: Holly Austin, Pat Garrett

JC liked that they worked on their dancing levels, but didn't like that they did a tracing technique twice in their routine and said the routine overall was a bit slow. Omarion thought the routine wasn't new to him. Lil' Mama agreed with both of them.

3. X-treme Motion (Houston, TX)- "She Ain't Got..." by Letoya Luckett
SOME OF THEIR MEMBERS INCLUDE: LaTrecia Mallet
THEIR INTENDED DANCING STYLE: Booty-shaking

Li' Mama said their dancing was very extreme. JC said their routine started and ended slowly. Omarion really enjoyed the performance.

4. Swagger Crew (Atlanta)- "Ice Cream Paint Job" by Dorrough
SOME OF THEIR MEMBERS INCLUDE: Jason Croom

JC said they got on a roll when they starting grooving; the other two judges agreed.

5. Royal Flush (Atlanta)- "Wasted" by Gucci Mane w/ Plies
SOME OF THEIR MEMBERS INCLUDE: Jared James, Aaron James

Lil' Mama wanted to see more choreography from them. Omarion said they could've been more creative with their routine. JC ended up disagreeing with Omarion.

The first two dance crews definitely going to the big show were...





















...Swagger Crew & Jungle Boogie!

SUDDEN DEATH FACE-OFF SONG: "Outta Control" by Pitbull w/ Baby Bash

The last crew from this region to qualify was...































Ghost
X-Treme Motion
Royal Flush

...Royal Flush!

"Project Runway" 1/28

THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE: In teams of two, create a high-end signature look worthy of being included in a master collection. Also, they had to create a cheap look derivative of another team's.

The Mood shopping budget for Part 1 this week was a RECORD $500; their shopping time limit was 45 minutes. The second part had a $50 budget and a 20 minute time limit (only one member of each team could go shopping at that point) and Jay Nicolas Sario's prize for winning last week's challenge was the right to automatically become a team leader for this challenge. The other six leaders were chosen by Tim Gunn from a grab bag, after which the leaders would choose their partners; all of the team leaders are listed first for each team. Here were the seven teams (the team they chose to make a similar dress off of theirs are in parentheses):

1. Jay Nicolas Sario & Maya Luz (Ben & Janeane)
2. Jesus Estrada & Amy Sarabi (Ping & Jesse)
3. Anthony L. Williams & Seth Aaron Henderson (Jesus & Amy)
4. Janeane Marie Ceccanti & Ben Chmura (Mila & Jonathan Joseph)
5. Mila Hermanovski & Jonathan Joseph Peters (Anthony & Seth Aaron)
6. Ping Wu & Jesse LeNoir (Emilio & Anna Marie)
7. Emilio Sosa & Anna Marie Lynett (Maya & Jay)

This week's guest judge was British fashion designer Matthew Williamson.

SIGNATURE LOOKS RUNWAY ORDER:
1. Anthony & Seth Aaron
2. Jesus & Amy
3. Mila & Jonathan Joseph
4. Janeane Marie & Ben
5. Emilio & Anna Marie
6. Jay Nicolas & Maya
7. Ping & Jesse

LOOKS FOR LESS RUNWAY ORDER:
1. Jesus & Amy
2. Anthony & Seth Aaron
3. Mila & Jonathan Joseph
4. Janeane Marie & Ben
5. Emilio & Anna Marie
6. Jay Nicolas & Maya
7. Ping & Jesse

The first three teams definitely in were Jesus & Amy, Janeane Marie & Ben and Emilio & Anna Marie. The top duo was...























...Mila & Jonathan Joseph, and the sole challenge winner was Maya, also winning her immunity!

ELIMNATION #3: After finishing second-to-worst on the season premiere, Anthony was in the bottom two this week with Ping (who also finished in the bottom three last week). It was possible both of them could have been eliminated by Heidi Klum...




























Anthony
Ping

...but only Ping was cut. The model that was out this week was Sophia Lee.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"The Biggest Loser" programming note

The start of next week's episode of "The Biggest Loser" has been delayed an hour due to NBC's decision of airing that episode against the final season premiere of ABC's "Lost".

Souce: The Futon Critic

BREAKING NEWS: Samantha Harris resigns from "Dancing with the Stars"

Samantha Harris, who has co-hosted "Dancing with the Stars" with Tom Bergeron since the second season, has left the show for other ambitions.

Source: People.com

"Idol"/"Loser" ratings

"American Idol":
Tuesday: 24.19 million
Wednesday: 24.75 million
"The Biggest Loser": 9.68 million

All ratings are down from last week.

Source: The Futon Critic

1/28/2010 Results

LMAD: After Jonathan Mangum is given Wayne Brady's tie of the day, let's get the dealing started with Telicia (dressed as a referee). She will play Finish Line for:

Curtain #1: Nintendo Wii Sports package, including a LG 52" LCD HDTV ($3,572)
Curtain #2: Spa ($7,095)
Curtain #3: Chevrolet Aveo5 ($13,773)

1. 4 OF SPADES (Spa)
2. 5 OF HEARTS (CAR)
3. 9 OF HEARTS
4. KING OF DIAMONDS (Wii package)
5. 6 OF SPADES
6. QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
7. 5 OF SPADES
8. QUEEN OF CLUBS- STRIKE ONE
9. 2 OF HEARTS
10. JACK OF HEARTS
11. ACE OF SPADES- WINS SPA; QUITS
12. JACK OF DIAMONDS

Second to make a deal are two Davids (the left one is from Brandon Manitoba, Canada, while the right one is from Coldwater, MI). Coming out of Wayne's pocket are two golden envelopes- one with a buck on it and one with a Benjamin on it. David #1 gives the $100 envelope to David #2, so David #1 has the $1 envelope. The first David can keep his one buck envelope or trade it for what's behind Curtain #1. He goes for the curtain, and there were 22...$10 bills inside, so for a total of $221, he just bought a Lake Powell houseboat vacation worth $7,994! Now, the David from Michigan also gives up his cash for the big box's contents...but he ends up with some monster truck tires, costing him $2,300.

The next trader is Rudy (dressed as a Christmas Tree and a hunter). After Jonathan brings down the blue small box, we learn that inside it is a white Sony VAIO laptop ($1,000) with a secret message somewhere on it. He can keep the computer for now or give it up for what's behind Curtain #3. Rudy takes the curtain, so Theresa (dressed as a female Santa Claus without the beard) gets the laptop...and Rudy wins a kitchen worth $4,130! This deal will continue later.

The next trio of traders are Thomas (dressed as a Mountie), Jennifer (dressed as the female version of "Where's Waldo?") and Sasha (dressed as a biker). Wayne starts out by intending to hand a bronze envelope to all of them in the order they were chosen, but Thomas opts to let the ladies choose first:

Jennifer: #2- $500
Sasha: #3- $300
Thomas: #1- $300

The envelopes ended up going in the proper order, after all. Jennifer can keep the check she just found or give it back for what's behind Curtain #1. Jennifer goes with the curtain furthest to the left...and gets a bedroom worth $3,279! Time now for the silver envelopes:

Sasha: #1- $700 ($1,000)
Thomas: #2- $300 (DOUBLE to $600)

Sasha then says goodbye to her grand for what's in the blue small box...I'm afraid that sends her home with a bunch of broken light bulbs. Finally, Thomas takes the big risk with Curtain #2...the gold check was worth just $75, so his good exchange earns him three Samsung HDTVs worth a total value of $5,030!

The Piggy Banks Deal is next for Alison & Devin Anderson from Willmar, MN (who are both wearing out-of-date Christmas outfits).

ROUND 1:
Devin: #5- BUCK
Alison: #10- $2 ($3; $1,000)

ROUND 2:
Devin: #3- $3 (DOUBLE to $6; $2,000)
Alison: #2- ZONK; GOES ON


REST OF THE GAME FOR DEVIN:
5. #9- $2 ($8; $3,000); STOPS

We're back to Theresa with the computer. She can keep that and its surprise or trade the whole thing away for Curtain #3's contents. She wants the rightmost curtain...but she just got herself an EPIC FAIL with the ZONK staircase. The secret prize on the VAIO was $1,150.

THE BIG DEAL: The David who won the houseboat trip is going for the Big Deal of the Day, which has a $22,395 automobile up for grabs. He's thinking it's behind Door #3...but it's not, so he leaves with a camera/camcorder package worth $1,775. Let's see where it was:

Door #1: Trip to NYC ($9,584)
Door #2: Nissan Altima

TPIR: Thursday's First Four are Nakisha Geuvara, Cecillia Antoinette, Deanne Campbell and Richard Papp (who's celebrating a birthday). The first IUFB is a trip to Mount Rushmore (Manuela at the audience screen).

Nakisha: $1,250
Cecillia: $1,100
Deanne: $2,600
Richard: $1,251

ARP: $3,393

Deanne, a roller derby player from San Diego, gets a chance to win 250 pictures of Benjamin Franklin (no, he's not a part of Mt. Rushmore) playing Punch-a-Bunch (Manuela holding big bill). Today's four SPs are modeled by Rachel.

1. Re-chargable toothbrush
IS NOT: $69
PICK: LOWER- $57

2. Smoothie maker
IS NOT: $60
PICK: HIGHER- $79

3. Polka-dot hair dryer
IS NOT: $55
PICK: LOWER- $69


4. Coca-Cola mini fridge
IS NOT: $65
PICK: HIGHER- $79


For once, the SPs in this game weren't too evil. Deanne punches out holes #18, #43 and #1. #18 has $50. Inside #43 is $250 and a Second Chance. She then selects #37...that has a $50 slip inside, giving her a current cash total of $300. But she's going all the way with that top left corner...the extra $50 goes away, so she finishes with $250.

Then comes Elaina Auch and the second IUFB is a car audio system (Manuela & Rachel).

Elaina: $900
Richard: $1,200
Nakisha: $1,201
Cecillia: $1,300

ARP: $1,890

Cecillia plays Lucky $even for a Ford Focus S (Std., AT, Prot, Radio)(Manuela). She guesses 8 for the second digit...

$ 1 8 , _ _ _

...correct! Her second pick is this game's title...

$ 1 8 , 2 _ _

...but that costs her $5. Speaking of the number five, that's what she will lock in next for the fourth digit...

$ 1 8 , 2 8 _

...game over. ARP: $18,289.

The blue podium secondly goes to Art Palmer and the third IUFB is a GE washer/dryer (Manuela behind rising sign).

Art: $1,800
Elaina: $1,550
Richard: $1,801
Nakisha: $1,802


ARP: $2,268

Nakisha plays Freeze Frame for some outdoor furniture (Rachel at Door #3). The best possible prices on that rotating board are $3,825, $4,938, $5,097, $6,549, $7,250 and $9,712. She pulls the red lever at $4,938...not quite enough- it was $5,097.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Cecillia ($1,890): 55 + $1 = OVER
Nakisha ($2,268; first two spins were PENALTIES): $.90
Deanne ($3,858): 65 + 20 = $.85

After some puny spinning by her, Nakisha makes it to the Showcase.

Coming on down seventh is Sulamo Fofama and the fourth IUFB is a Roland drum kit (also includes 10 private drumming lessons) being played behind the splitting sign by Steve Fisher. BTW, during this IUFB only, Steve plays some drum sound effect after each bid; he also does a drumroll during the ARP reveal.

Sulamo: $350
Art: $1,200
Elaina: $1,350
Richard: $1,351

ARP: $1,809

Richard completes the First Four Sweep, so he'll play Hi-Lo for a home theater package that includes the JVC 47" LCD HDTV and the 120 GB iPod (Manuela), all worth $6,098. The six groceries are Udderly Smooth Udder Cream, McCormick Oregano Leaves, CoverGirl Fresh Complexion Pocket Powder, Glad ForceFlex Trash Bags, Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauce and a Bounce Lint & Freshness Roller. His first pick is the cream...$3.88. Secondly, he goes with the bags, which are $7.49 (and Drew Carey opens up the package). He lastly selects the CoverGirl, which costs $6.29. The sauce is $2.29, the oregano is $2.61...but the roller is $4.99, meaning he loses.

The next winning hopeful is Donna Revallo and the next IUFB is the Picnic Time package (Rachel at the turntable).

Donna: $199 (STAGE GARF)
Sulamo: $250 (STAGE GARF)
Art: $550
Elaina: $300

ARP: $530

Since Art overbid by an Andrew Jackson ($20), Elaina plays One Right Price for the Aico dinette (Manuela) and Honda Rebel motorcycle (Gwendolyn). Elaina places today's ORP of $3,479 on the dinette...and we won't have to worry about what happens in the last Pricing Game of the day, because she's won! The ARP of the motorcycle was $3,999.

Rich last calls on Michelle Ricken and the last IUFB is a Dev Valencia cuff bracelet (Manuela).

Michelle: $1,200
Donna: $3,000
Sulamo: $2,100
Art: $1,201

ARP: $1,685

Art plays Pick the Second or Ninth Price/That's Too Much for a Toyota Tacoma (Std., EVP, DSill, Lights, Mats, Security)(Gwen).

1. $17,480
2. $19,980
3. $21,640
4. $22,050- SHOT DOWN BY EL CHEAPO!

Fingers somewhat tried for a win today despite the latest El Cheapo setup thanks to the $2,500 jump, but the win still does NOT happen. The truck's price was $18,779.

My lineup today:

1. One Right Price
2. Lucky $even
3. Hi-Lo
4. Freeze Frame
5. That's Too Much
6. Punch-a-Bunch

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Art ($1,685): $.95
Richard ($1,809): Half-Dollar + 70 = OVER
Elaina ($8,008): 55 + 70 = OVER

Art gets the Runner-Up spot in Thursday's Showcase.

Showcase #1 has the Viking kitchen (Door #3), a Vizio 24" LCD HDTV (Door #3), a $2,000 ShopOrganic.com gift card and a trip to Scotland (includes $500 to spend at a farmer's market).

NAKISHA PASSES TO ART; ART BIDS $22,120 ON COOKING/TRIP SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR COOKING/TRIP SHOWCASE: $33,333

The other Showcase is very physical. First, climb the Half-Dome's walls while at Yosemite National Park (Gwen at Door #1; includes a Half-Dome hiking tour). Second, you could run up the many steps of The Vatican in Rome (Manuela at the audience screen; includes a private tour of said place). Finally, you could drive home this 2010 BMW 528i (Std., Premium, Lights)(Rachel at Door #3)!

NAKISHA BIDS 44 GRAND ON TRIPS/BMW SHOWCASE- POTENTIAL GARF OF THE CENTURY #2

MY BID FOR TRIPS/BMW SHOWCASE: $57,995

NAKISHA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $44,000
ARP: $62,79
0 
DIFFERENCE: $18,790

ART'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $22,120
ARP: $24,621
DIFFERENCE: $2,501- WIN

Nakisha will have to settle for the washer/dryer, while Art wins his Showcase and $26,306 in cash and stuff.

BrainSurge: It appears for at least the intro of this this very early-taped episode, we do NOT hear announcer Erin Fitzgerald. But whether she's around or not, we do have these six kids ready to play the game:

Alexis (an amateur magician)
Aly (who likes to listen to '80s music)
Lindsey (who is the president of her middle school)
Jessi (a cheerleader and a gymnast)
Justin (who plays the violin in an orchestra)
Drew (who can hit the bullseye from a target 500 yards away)

Level 1:

For 10: Which of the five suspects matches the given telephone description?
ANSWER: #1

Drew said #2 instead while Alexis had a TIME OVER.

For 20: Which of the four shown dance moves did Jeff NOT do?
ANSWER: #3

This time, the one who goofed with #2 was Aly.

For 30: How many hairs did Walter pluck out of his nose?
ANSWER: Nine

Justin was the only one right. Let's see how close everybody else was:

Aly: 13
Jessi: 11
Alexis & Drew: 10 each
Lindsey: 99

For 40: Which of the four school buses looked different from the others?
ANSWER: #2

This time, the only one right was Drew. Aly & Alexis were both incorrect with #1, Jessi & Justin missed with #4 and Lindsey had a TIME OVER.

For 50: On which floor did Jeff run out of the elevator?
ANSWER: Third

Lindsey & Justin were right; Drew said the first, Alexis & Jessi both went with the second and Aly locked in the fifth. Entering the last puzle, Justin's in the lead with 110; Lindsey's in second with 80, Drew's third with 60 and Jessi has the fourth-place score of 30. That means Alexis (20) and Aly (10) are in the bottom two for now.

FOR 100: Which of the four Jeffs ate a big burrito?
ANSWER: #2

Alexis & Jessi are ELIMINATED after they're the only ones to get this problem wrong with #4; they each leave with some slime and the Nick Arcade gift certificate.

Level 2: The four remaining Brainiacs have to remember what Jeff saw on his Summer road trip.

ROUND 1:

Justin: The Missouri Arch
Lindsey: Babe
Drew: Area 51
Aly: Paul Bunyan

ROUND 2:

Lindsey: Ball of twine
Drew: The big guy with the glasses


Not said: The Gateway Arch, Pacific Ocean, T-Rex, a desert, the world's biggest thermometer, Las Vegas, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, a teepee, Rocky Mountains, Carhenge, Mt. Rushmore, Liberty Bell, White House, Empire State Building and The Statue of Liberty.

(Note: The pictures of correct answers in this round don't appear today.)

KO Round: The eight pairs are #1 & #15 (Blue Babes), #2 & #13 (Liberty Bells), #3 & #11 (Mt. Rushmores), #4 & #10 (Paul Bunyans), #5 & #16 (Statues of Liberty), #6 & #12 (Teepees), #7 & #9 (T-Rexes) and #8 & #14 (White Houses).

Lindsey: Blue Babes
Aly: Mt. Rushmores
Lindsey: Teepees
Aly: #5 & #10

Lindsey: #5 & #8
Aly: WIN WITH THE LIBERTY BELLS!

Drew, Justin & Lindsey all leave with a Nutec WristMusic watch.

THE FINAL LEVEL: Today's main prizes are the Canon digital camera, Diamondback bike and Circus Circus getaway.

CAMERA GRID: #3, #7, #6, #5, #9 & #13

1. INSTANT CLEAR WITH 1:23.93 LEFT

BIKE GRID: #5, #10, #9, #8, #7, #11, #17 & #23

1. INSTANT CLEAR WITH 1:16.96 LEFT

VEGAS GRID: #2, #7, #14, #15, #10, #17, #24, #30, #29 & #34

1. #2, #7, #14, #15, #16
2. #2, #7, #14, #15, #22
3. #2, #7, #14, #15, #10, #17, #23
4. #2, #7, #14, #15, #10, #17, #24, #29
5. SAME AS FOURTH TURN
FINAL TRY: DQ FOR SKIPPING #24- LOSS

She did the best she could with that hard final path.

DOND: Now that she's been doing enough event coordinating work at a casino while other people have been gambling, it's time to see if #12 Beth Jenkins from Rhode Island can get lucky enough to win a ton so that she can attend flight school.

ROUND 1:
1. #22 (Howard)- $300
2. #20 (Shyremia)- $5
3. #3 (Eddie)- $7,500
4. #7 (Fran)- $25
5. #17 (Timothy)- PENNY

OPENING OFFER: $24,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #19 (Mehran)- $500,000
2. #4 (Amy)- $400
3. #13 (Jenny)- $1,000
4. #16 (Ayana)- $10,000
5. #2 (Frannie)- $25,000

SECOND OFFER: $16,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #1 (Laurine)- $5,000
2. #18 (Stephanie)- $100
3. #9 (Jen)- BUCK
4. #6 (Scotty)- $500

THIRD OFFER: $36,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #10 (Jennifer)- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
2. #21 (Ignacio)- $100,000 (STRIKE ONE)

FOURTH OFFER: $22,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #5 (Kristin)- $250,000 (BIG STRIKE TWO; VERY LIMITED SAFETY NET LEFT)
2. #11 (Dan)- $2,500 (ABSOLUTELY NO SAFETY NET LEFT)

FIFTH OFFER: $9,000- NO DEAL

19th PICK: #8 (Bacchi)- $75,000 (STRIKEOUT)

After a rash of bad luck in the latter stages of her game, she leaves with an $80 deal; her case had $10. Just for kicks:

#14 (Quan)- $200
#15 (Patsy)- $50

Silent Library: The six contestants for the last episode of the week are all rugby players:

Marcos (Mexico City; purple)
John (Staten Island, NY; red)
Nick (Norwell, MA; checkered)
Ry (Martha's Vineyard, MA; grey)
Chris (Medway, MA; green)
Izzi (West Cornwall, CT; white)

$300 Round:

1. We start the game off with John and "Bowl Brush". He has to brush his teeth with a smelly toilet brush for 30 seconds.
RESULT: FAIL

2. Nick meets up with the "Sweet Stick Lady". He must share a big lollipop with said woman.
RESULT: PASS ($300)

3. For :15, Chris has to get hit repeatedly by the "Slapping Machine".
RESULT: FAIL

$400 Round:

1. Izzi meets up with a "Foul Fountain". He has to drink foul-smelling water from a water fountain for :30.
RESULT: FAIL

2. John's second task of the night is called "Unplunged". He must get his back plunged by each of his teammates.
RESULT: PASS ($700)

3. An "Old Pinch" comes Marcos' way. In other words, he must allow an old woman to pinch both of his nipples.
RESULT: PASS ($1,100)

$800 Round:

1. The second challenge for Chris is titled "Destroy Foot". While in a Godzilla costume, he has to smash the entire Lego city on the floor using only his bare feet.
RESULT: PASS ($1,900)

2. John's third assignment is "Pucked". With a hockey goalie mask on, he has to get hit by fresh cow dung shot by a hockey player.
RESULT: PASS ($2,700)

Five-Player Challenge: In "Dispensed", Marcos hands each of his teammates a disgusting food from a vending machine that they all have to munch on within :30.
RESULT: FAIL (lots of throwing up abound)

$1,000 CHALLENGE: Ry's only individual task of the evening is called "Small Balls". He's placed in a chamber, where he has to endure being hit several tiny balls getting shot from the ceiling for :30.
RESULT: PASS- WINS $3,700 ($617 a guy)

Just before collecting his share of the money, Ry accidentially falls on his butt because his chair was down!

Next week: There will be a new episode every weekday; Jessie James will appear on Tuesday and We the Kings will play next Friday!

WOF: First on the Toss-Up agenda is Things:

_ U _ Z _

E A _ M _ _ _ S

Rachel takes off the FUZZY EARMUFFS for $1,000. Thursday's players:

Rachel Gordon (Colorado Springs)- 1st Grade teacher; she grew up watching this show with her grandmother
Nathan Lynch (Branson, MO)- Actor for a large Christian theater and an improv group
Tracy Walker (Miami, FL; originally from Jamaica)- Registered nurse

It's Rhyme Time on the $2,000 Toss-Up:

D _ _ _

S _ E _ P

Rachel triples up with DEEP SLEEP.

After a trip to the Nancy Greene's Cahilty Lodge at the Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia worth $5,100 skis its way on the wheel, the Campbell's Jackpot Round category is Food & Drink. Rachel initially duds out right away with T while on the Sierra Trading Post gift tag. Second, Nathan calls a $500 N but he buys the only dud vowel on the board in A. Third, Tracy calls a $2,500 R, a $500 S and buys three E's, then she calls a $550 L and purchases two O's. Afterwards, she lights up two B's for another grand but she then goes Bankrupt to lose $4,050.
Rachel next calls two D's for $600, a $550 F, a $300 G and we have...

D O _ B L E - F _ D G E

B R O _ N _ E S

...she eats the DOUBLE-FUDGE BROWNIES for another $1,450 and $4,450 total.

DUDS: A (Nathan), T (Rachel)
BANKRUPT: Tracy
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $10,700

(Patrick & Pearl S.'s Wheel Watchers Club Message is shown again just before the first commercial break.)

Time now for a Prize Puzzle with a Phrase; this board ends with a question mark. Nathan leads off with four T's for the Canada ski trip, two N's for $1,200 and buys an A before calling three H's for another $1,650 and purchasing a pair of I's. Next, he lights up a couple W's for another $600 and here we have...

W H A T / W I _ _

T H _ _ / T H I N _

_ _ / N _ _ T ?

...after winning $2,950 and the ski vacation, he asks WHAT WILL THEY THINK OF NEXT? How about also giving him a $5,000 HomeGoods gift card? That gives him a total of $13,050 in cash and prizes.

PERFECT ROUND

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: DY0001697 (Diane Y. from New York)

Meineke Mystery Round category is Before & After. Up first is Tracy with a $600 S, two T's for another grand and the purchase of six E's before landing on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar Wedge. She has three R's show up and takes another $3,000 for them (but that was the $10,000 MW), then she calls a $400 H, purchases an O, puts up a $300 F and an I while on Free Play, but next comes Lose a Turn to leave $4,800 on the table. Rachel's back in control with a pair of N's for $600, a U buy, double C's for another grand and she then buys double A's to clean out the vowels. After a $350 V, she calls a D while on the same MW hit earlier and flips it over for the $10,000! The board now:

D A _ / C A R E

C E N T E R

O F / T H E

U N I V E R S E

She solves DAY CARE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE to re-take the lead with an additional $11,450 and $15,900 total!

LAT: Tracy

The last Toss-Up asks for the Title of a book and a movie:

_ _ _ / _ O L _ R

_ X _ _ E _ _

Rachel has no clue.

_ _ _ / P O L _ R

_ X _ R E _ _

Nathan then solves THE POLAR EXPRESS to re-gain the lead by $150 with $16,050 in cash and merchandise.

Next subject is Around the House. He first calls double T's for $700 but then Bankrupts immediately after that. Tracy secondly calls a $900 N before we go to Speed-Up Mode with this showing:

_ _ _ _ - _ _ N _ T _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ T

The remaining consonants are worth...$1,900 a pop. After Rachel has the G lit up...

_ _ L L - L _ N G T _

_ _ _ R C _ A T

...she solves FULL-LENTH OVERCOAT to become the champion with an extra $7,600 and a total of $23,500! Nathan leaves with $16,050 in cash and prizes and Tracy gets the $1,000 consolation check.

So far, $40,550 in cash and stuff has been given away tonight.

BANKRUPT: Nathan

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $4,750

Big Money Round: Rachel Gordon spins the I in AMERICA'S and the category is Phrase. Starting with:

_ / _ _ _ R E _ _ _ T E

T _ E / _ _ _ E R

I know it already. She calls P, C, M and O and gets...

_ / _ P P R E C _ _ T E

T _ E / O _ _ E R

...she says I APPRECIATE THE OFFER of winning $30,000 here, for a final total of $53,500! My fears of having the first BONUS ROUND SHUTOUT of the season occur on the week of my birthday are now history!

Next week, we salute The Big Apple. The week after that, we go back to Las Vegas for the second half of that road trip.

Jeopardy!: I'm pulling for Virginian James Poulos to retain his title tonight with a lot more money against:

Rebecca Dixon (Vancover, WA)- Graduate student/musician
Matt Perez (Wayne, MI)- Knowlege-based coordinator

Tonight's first six categories:

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
THE SONGS OF BRIAN WILSON (some lyrics are given on each clue)
KIDDY LIT
DOG CATCHING (the correct dog breed is hidden somewhere within each clue)
SAUDI ARABIA
10-LETTER "W"ORDS

Dixon leads the champion by a grand with $3,200 at the first break; after being a grand in the hole early on, Perez's $400 on the good side. When Dixon finds the Daily Double under the middle Kiddy Lit clue, she's now behind Poulos by a C-note with $3,800; Perez's in four figures at this moment. She wagers $2,200. This clue could give her the lead back if she's right on it:

This nine-year-old redhead is an orphan who lives in Villekulla Cottage "...at the end of a little Swedish town".

"Who is Pippi Lockstocking?"...yes indeed for $6,000 and the lead back! After the round, she's at $7,600, which is $1,600 ahead of Poulos; Perez's back to square one.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,000
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,800

DJ! Categories:

NON-MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
FROM PAGE TO SCREEN
IN THE CABINET
EMINENT VICTORIANS
3 "T"s

CALLIGRAPHY (w/ Kelly Miyahara; the title of this category writes itself on the board- pretty neat!)

Perez is still struggling early on in this round, but he does find DD #1 with the $800 Calligraphy clue with said amount of money. For $2,000, here's the clue:

A non-structural embellishment at the end of a calligraphic letter is called one of these, from the Latin for "flower".

"What is a flourish?"...correct for a new total of $2,800. By the time he locates the last DD of the night attached to the $1,600 In the Cabinet clue, he's doubled his money; Poulos now has $8,800, four grand shy of Dixon's lead. Perez's wager this time is five big ones. To move into second place, the clue is this:

In the '90s, Federico Pean served as Secretary of Transportation and then secretary of this (which he must have lots of).

"What is energy?"...that's right to put him in second with $10,600!

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,000
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $6,800
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $10,800

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

James: $9,200
Matt: $14,200
Rebecca: $16,800

CORYAT SCORES:

James: $9,200
Matt: $9,600

Rebecca: $15,200

Time for another 4/5 betting situation.

FJ! CATEGORY: 19th Century Artists.

This Frenchman once said, "I will astonish Paris with an apple"-- here are a few of them.

James Poulos' artist response was "Who was Degas?"...incorrect. The betting calculator told him to wager no more than $4K...but he actually bet $9,099, leaving him with only $101. Matt Perez also wrote down Degas originally, but he crossed it off for Manet...but he's wrong anyway. He should've wagered anywhere from $4,201-$4,999...instead, he wagered half his bankroll, dropping him to $7,100 and likely sending Poulos home with $8,600. Rebecca Dixon's question was "Who was Cezanne?"...she has reason to be emotionally excited, because that's right to make her the new champion with $28,402!

(Note: As of this week, at the end of some episodes, announcer Johnny Gilbert reminds us that the second-place player will receive $2,000 and the last-place player gets $1,000.)

Hidden Agenda: Couple #3 on this show are Lisa & Andrew Coppola from South Plainfield, NJ (Lisa's an infomercial model). Another couple named Michelle Carano & Joe Amato will play a part in their game later on.

Challenge #1: Get Andrew to hug her up to 10 times at $250 apiece. Trust me, I would have no problem completing that particular task; but for all of you lovely women reading this (no offense intended), kissing me on the lips is NOT ALLOWED because of that H1N1 virus.

Challenge #2: Andrew has to mop the floor wearing gloves for $1,000.

After five hugs for their first $1,250, Andrew goes to sleep for a little while and even hides in the bathroom! Eventually, Andrew does the mopping, then they hug four more times, for a new total of $3,250!

Challenge #3: Put Andrew in a $2,000 costume.

After this task, they're up to $5,250!

THE FINAL CHALLENGE: Here come Michelle & Joe.

$1,000: Andrew has to eskimo kiss Lisa.
$2,000: Feed Andrew a chocolate-covered strawberry.
$4,000: Get Andrew to do some karaoke.

THEY'RE THE SECOND STRAIGHT $12,500 WINNERS!

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Nick Juliusburger's game
Game 2
Game 3

Episode ratings:

10: "Hidden Agenda"
8: "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "BrainSurge", "Jeopardy!", "Millionaire", "Silent Library"
6: "Deal or No Deal", "Let's Make a Deal", "The Price is Right"

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Launch My Line"- FINALE, PART 1

THE FINAL CHALLENGE: Create three different outfits. The first one must have non-traditional pockets, the second must include ruffles and the final outfit will be an evening gown. Additionally, ALL of this season's outfits from the final three teams will be showcased in the final fashion show (including the last three); hence, their entire fashion lines will be judged. They can change or scrap any outfits if they want to, but if they decide to dump any outfits, they have to replace them with new ones using the same elements/inspiration from the dresses they have thrown out.

Each of the three final teams will add two of the Experts they have defeated to get this far:

Kathy Rose & Emil Gampe: Jim Tanner & Roberto Devillacis
Merle Ginsburg & Thai Nguyen: Coco Kliks & Tressa Williams
Eric Cubeechee & Galina Sobolev: Julie Kwon & Susan

The trim room will be open for the entire finale.

"American Idol" 1/27

Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX:

Guest Judges:
Day 1: Neil Patrick Harris
Day 2: Joe Jonas

WINNERS:
Lloyd Thomas (29-year-old man from Dallas)
Erica Rhodes (Irving, TX; she was former actress on "Barney & Friends" that brought a whip to her audition!)
Dave Pittman (Mountain Home, AR)
Todrick Hall (Arlington, TX; he was part of a production of "The Color Purple" with Season 3 champion Fantasia Barrino, and he sang an original song about the four judges!)
Dawntoya Thomason (27-year-old mother from Dallas)
Stephanie Daulong (Austin, TX)
Maegan Wright (Richardson, TX)
Christian Spears (16-year-old girl from Houston, TX)

BARELY MADE IT:
Kimberly Carver (Denton, TX; Simon said no)

CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR:
Julie Kevelighan (Fort Worth, TX; this 28-year-old previously auditioned in the very first season)

ZONKS:
Dexter Ward (Terrell, TX; too depressed)
Vanessa Johnston (Waxahachie, TX; way too loud and out of tune)

15 auditions were successful on Day 1, while we saw another 17 from Day 2.

1/27/2010 Results

LMAD: Wednesday morning's first two traders are Monica (dressed as a person who's gotten cold at Mardi Gras) and Kimberley (dressed as Caution Tape). They're playing Spell Out the Car's Name (with the eight cards, of course) for the $16,100 Toyota Corolla (Curtain #3). The word they have to spell out this time is TOYOTA.

WHO WILL LEAD OFF?
Monica: Gold- $100
Kimberley: Silver- $50

THE CARDS:
Monica: #3- WIPEOUT
Kimberley (after turning down $100): #7- A (-----A); TURNS DOWN $300

REST OF THE GAME:

3. #2- Y (--Y--A); TURNS DOWN $500
4. #5- O (-OY--A); TURNS DOWN $600
5. #1- T (TOY--A); TURNS DOWN $800
6. #8- LOSS

Rest of the board:

#4- T
#6- O

The second deal is the couples one with Aaron & Andrea from Henderson, NV (who are both wearing tires on their heads). It's the Multiplier Deal. In their case, they can either have the doubler inside the blue small box (Jonathan) or the tripler behind Curtain #1. They take the box...and they miss out on a trio of broken trampolines! At this point, the silver envelope with the quadrupler on it comes into play. Aaron & Andrea keep their pair of prizes...they don't win four $500 AAVacations.com vouchers. Finally, there's a golden envelope with a X10 multiplier on it! They go all the way with the doubler...and end up with a pair of gloves and $800. But the golden envelope had...$350, so they could've cashed in on $3,500 instead.

Deal #3 is played by Robert (dressed as a Hippie). Inside the silver envelope this time is a check with the last (and possibly only) three numbers in its cash value all being ones. He can keep that money or trade it for what's behind Curtain #2. Bob takes the curtain...but he only wins a trip to a landfill. That costs him $3,111. We'll have Round 2 of this deal later in the program.

Hoping to get into Big Deal contention next is Lilliana (dressed as a banana) with the Grab Bag Deal. Here are the clues for the three curtains:

Curtain #1: Classic
Curtain #2: Modern
Curtain #3: Retro

The curtain she wants is Curtain #1. She ends up adding two #1 chips and one #2 chip. The curtain she draws is...#1. But let's see the other prizes first:

Modern: Motorscooter ($2,569)
Retro: Retro kitchen appliance package ($4,510)

At this stage of the deal, Lilliana's not certain the Classic prize is so good, so she has it bought back for $1,200...good for her- there was a ZONKMOBILE!

The next trader is Cheryl (who's wearing a really small Santa Claus hat). She's playing Rap Me a Deal for a home theater package headlined by a Samsung 46" LCD HDTV and a TiVo HD worth $3,707 (Curtain #3), but only if she wants it at some point down the road. The first rap is about some kind of vacation behind Curtain #2; Cheryl thinks it's to Italy because pizza was mentioned. She can either go for the trip or take the electronics. Cheryl takes the electronics...but her rap hunch was right- she loses out on a trip to Rome worth $14,176.

Participating in the other round of the mystery check deal is Robert (dressed as a graduate). This time, inside the bronze envelope is a check that ends with -400. He keeps it, rejecting what's behind Curtain #2...a ZONK playground! That earns him...$2,400!

THE BIG DEAL: Cheryl gets a shot at the Big Deal of the Day, which is the Nissan Xterra ($26,220). Since she has three sisters in her family, she's going with Door #3...NO trip or car for her, but she does win a TuffStuff home gym package that includes a 46" Sony LED HDTV, a Sony wirless music system and an iPod Nano worth $7,757. Let's see if the BD was behind Door #1 for the fourth straight day:

Door #1: CAR
Door #2: Washer/dryer package ($2,918)

TPIR: Wednesday's opening panel consists of Danisha Bell, Tianna Watson, Delilah Rios and Victor Jackson. The first IUFB is a DirecTV package that includes a two-year Family Package subscription (Manuela & Rachel).

Victor: $1,900
Delilah: $1,000
Tianna: $1,350
Danisha: $900

ARP: $999

Delilah was over by a buck, so Danisha will play Spelling Bee (Rachel) for the Hyundai Genesis (Gwendolyn at Door #3), which Drew Carey hails as the "best sportscar ever built" (but he doesn't realize the Genesis also comes in a much more expensive luxury sedan form, which this show haven't offered yet). Danisha's first two card picks are #19 and #20; the three SPs are modeled by Manuela.

1. Apple bowl
BID: $25
ARP: $30- SELECTS CARD #5

2. Ice cream maker
BID: $23
ARP: $17- SELECTS CARD #24 (I turned this age yesterday!)

3. Coffee maker
BID: $48
ARP: $43- SELECTS CARD #1 (because she quietly thinks this is still the #1 game show in America)

The first two cards have C's, but Danisha's going on. The third card has an A, and of course she's still going for it. Behind my new age is...an R and she's the first winner of that particular Genesis on the show! Well, what do you know- in the two times this Pricing Game has been won this season, the winning card has been holiday-related! BTW, #1 had another C back there.

Taking over her green podium is Michael Simmons from Vegas and the second IUFB is Harley-Davidson motorcycle apparel (Gwen behind splitting sign).

Michael: $1,000
Victor: $1,200
Delilah: $800
Tianna: $1,201

ARP: $1,803

Tianna from Team Drew plays Pushover for what else- a Harley-Davidson motorcycle (Manuela at Door #2). Board:

748694435

She pushes to my gut guess of $8,694...

748694435

...but it was the top price of $9,443.

Coming on down sixth is Tina Dedrick and the third IUFB is a Swiss Army men's watch coming down from the ceiling.

Tina: $850
Michael: $500
Victor: $750
Delilah: $650

ARP: $550

Michael plays Magic Number for the Scandyna speaker system (Rachel) and the Samsung 52" LCD HDTV (Manuela). His Magic # is $1,391...not gonna work, sir. The speakers were $1,548 and the TV was $2,898. Fingers wanted a win here for once, but it didn't happen.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Michael ($550): 20 + 65 = $.85
Tianna ($1,803): 75 + 80 = OVER
Danisha ($23,839): 65 + Dime = $.75

Mike goes to the Showcase.

Our next contestant is Ronald Miller and the fourth IUFB is a Mattracks gas-powered snow-blower (Manuela at the turntable).

Ronald: $2,100
Victor: $2,500
Delilah: $1,500
Tina: $1,850

ARP: $1,995

Tina plays Super Pick a Number (Rachel) for a trip to Russia (Gwen at the audience screen). Board:

$ 1 0 , 6 3 _

NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 2, 4 & 8

She locks in $10,638...

$ 1 0 , 6 3 8

...but she picked the incorrect end of the spectrum, making the ARP $10,632.

The third player to receive the orange spot is Nora Cook and the next-to-last IUFB is an Ashley etigerre (Rachel at Door #3).

Nora: $650
Ronald: $950
Victor: $1,500
Delilah: $1,000

ARP: $800

Nora from Pittsburgh plays One Away (Lanisha) for the Chevrolet HHR (Fairly loaded)(Manuela at Door #3). Board:

$ 3 2 , 6 3 5

Her first guess:

$ 2 3 , 7 4 6

That only earns her a pair of car honks from the Mighty Sound Effects Lady. Her other try...

$ 2 1 , 5 4 4

...gets her a DISQUALIFICATION. ARP: $23,524 (my age strikes again in a car game); she should've changed the last three numbers.

DQ: Back-to-back 4s on second turn

Deana Romo (probably not related to Tony) plugs in the orange spot last and the final IUFB is three pairs of women's shoes. Both Victor and Delilah have been here the whole show, but they will bid last in this round.

Deana: $550
Ronald: $600
Victor: $1,000
Delilah: $700

ARP: $720

GETTING THE CLUBHOUSE BOOT: Victor

Delilah plays Take Two for the pair of Currie Technologies electric bicycles (Manuela), dinnerware (Manuela & Rachel), a Playstation 3 package (Gwen & Rachel) and a carolinachair.com sofa (Gwen). Today's target is $3,428. Her first two prize picks are the bikes and the sofa. The bikes are $998, while the sofa is $1,940, for a total of $2,938. She then makes the ill-advised move of giving back the bikes for the dinnerware, which must cost $1,488 to win...and it does!

All I would've done with Wednesday's lineup is flip-flopped the last two PGs.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Nora: $.65
Tina: $.95
Delilah: 80 + 95 = OVER

Tina takes the Top Winner spot in today's Showcase.

The first Showcase has these three different kinds of transportation driven inside Door #2- the Segway (Rachel), a golf cart shaped like a Rolls-Royce convertible (Manuela) and the Hyundai Elantra (Std., AutoArmor, Mats)(Gwen).

TINA BIDS $27,543 ON CAR SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR CAR SHOWCASE: $24,995

Michael's Showcase is designed to make him healthier. First, he can work out in this gym room that consists of the treadmill from The Sports Authority and the Inspire home gym (Rachel at Door #3). Second, while he's working out, he can watch this JVC 42" LCD HDTV (Rachel). Third, after he's done with the workout, he can look up numerous health issues on the iMac computer system w/ a 16 GB iPod Nano (Rachel). Finally, after lots of running in the gym, he can do some more in Athens (Manuela at the audience screen; includes a private photo expedition at the ancient Olympic Stadium).

MICHAEL BIDS 26 GRAND ON GYM/TRIP SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE WILLY

MY BID FOR GYM/TRIP SHOWCASE: $20,695

TINA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $27,543
ARP: $38,100 (that vintage golf cart must've been really expensive)
DIFFERENCE: $10,557

MICHAEL'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $26,000

ARP: $19,565
OVER- TINA WINS!


Tina wins $40,095 in prizes.

DOND: Today's contestant is #20 Tova Ferstenberg (who is a college student that wants to pay off some loans).

ROUND 1:
1. #11 (Dan)- $5
2. #18 (Stephanie)- $200
3. #16 (Ayana)- $7,500
4. #2 (Frannie)- $75,000
5. #12 (Beth)- $250,000

OPENING OFFER: $8,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #3 (Eddie)- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED ALREADY)
2. #22 (Howard)- $50
3. #1 (Laurine)- PENNY
4. #10 (Jennifer)- $2,500
5. #6 (Scotty)- $400

SECOND OFFER: $15,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #15 (Patsy)- $500
2. #8 (Bacchi)- $10,000
3. #14 (Quan)- $1,000
4. #17 (Timothy)- $500,000 (BIG STRIKE ONE)

THIRD OFFER: $7,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #9 (Jen)- $300
2. #5 (Kristin)- $25,000 (STRIKE TWO; VERY LIMITED SAFETY NET LEFT)

FOURTH OFFER: $4,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #13 (Jenny)- $10
2. #21 (Ignacio)- $25

FIFTH OFFER: $13,000- NO DEAL

19th PICK: #4 (Amy)- $100

SIXTH OFFER: $20,000- DEAL

20th PICK: #19 (Mehran)- $5,000 (SAFETY NET COMPLETELY GONE)
FINAL OFFER: $47,000

Tova had in her case...the BUCK!

BrainSurge: Let's meet Wednesday's panel:

Nathaniel (an aspiring weatherman)
Kanoe (a Tahitian dance champion)
Claire (an Elvis Presley collector)
Giovanni (a toy airplane/car collector)
Matt (who styles his hair while it's blowing outside a car window)
Allison (who is a card collector)

Level 1:

For 10: Which of the given four pieces of pajamas did Jeff NOT wear at the runway show?
ANSWER: #2

Giovanni & Allison are incorrect with #1, while Kanoe missed with #3.

For 20: Which number from the range of one to eight did NOT appear in the top row?
ANSWER: 8

Giovanni goofed this time by going with eight squared- 64.

For 30: Memorize the five-digit code in suntan lotion on Jeff's chest while he was on the beach.
CORRECT CODE: 37242

Allison left out the first two, while Giovanni & Nathaniel both suffered a TIME OVER.

For 40: How many jumps did the snowboarding race winner do- one, two, three or four?
ANSWER: Two

Matt was the only one right; Allison, Claire & Kanoe said twice as much, Giovanni locked in quadruple that number and Nathaniel was one off with three.

For 50: Which of these four objects did Jeff move in his messy bedroom?

1. Sandwich
2. Backpack
3. Record
4. Shoe

ANSWER: Sandwich

Giovanni was the only one wrong with the record and he STILL hasn't gotten on the scoreboard yet. While Matt stays perfect with 150 points, Claire's in second with 110, Kanoe's in third with 100, Nathaniel has 80 and Allison's just 10 points out of the top four.

FOR 100: Which of the four female volleyball players hit the ball the most times?
ANSWER: #1

EVERYBODY'S WRONG, MEANING GIOVANNI'S THE FIRST CONTESTANT EVER ON THIS SHOW TO GET SKUNKED!!! OUCH. Allison joins him out of this game with some slime and a "Spongebob Squarepants Drawn to Life" Nintendo DS video game. For the record, here is what everybody locked in on the final puzzle:

Kanoe: #2
Giovanni: #2
Allison: #3
Nathaniel: #3
Claire: #4
Matt: #2

Level 2: The remaining four kids have to remember Jeff's many fears.

ROUND 1:

Matt: Water
Claire: Bananas
Kanoe: Fake snakes
Nathaniel: DQ ON WATER

ROUND 2:

Matt: Flying
Claire: TIME OVER

The other fears were small places, heights, the dark, public speaking, spicy foods, giants, dirty clothes, flying computers, angry babies, sprinklers, baby crocodiles, paper shredders, spaghetti, shopping, drains and the ginormous head on the show's set.

KO Round: The eight matching duos are #1 & #9 (Angry babies), #2 & #13 (Bananas), #3 & #11 (Drains), #4 & #14 (Public speaking), #5 & #15 (Shopping), #6 & #12 (Paper Shredders), #7 & #8 (Front & Back Spicy Food) and #10 & #16 (Sprinklers).

Matt: Angry babies
Kanoe: Sprinklers
Matt: Drains
Kanoe: Spicy food
Matt: Shopping

Kanoe: #4 & #13
Matt: Bananas

Kanoe and the other two kiddies leave with Medieval Times passes.

THE FINAL LEVEL: Matt now has a chance to win some Vuzix video eyewear, the Schwinn bike and the San Francisco trip.

EYEWEAR GRID: #1, #6, #7, #8, #11 & #16

1. INSTANT CLEAR WITH 1:23.99 LEFT

BIKE GRID: #2, #6, #11, #12, #13, #19, #18 & #22

1. #2, #6, #11, #12, #17
2. CLEAR WITH 1:03.3 LEFT

SAN FRANCISCO GRID: #1, #8, #9, #10, #15, #20, #21, #22, #27 & #32

1. #1, #8. #9, #10, #15, #22
2. WIN WITH 44.41 LEFT!

Very impressive win by Matt- that last path was brutal, IMHO!

Silent Library: We're back to male players tonight at the Brooklyn Public Library with six band mates:

Devin (Middle Village, NY)
Joe (Auburnale, NY)
Sam (Bayside, NY)
Mike (Flushing, NY)
Sean (Woodside, NY)
Tim (Floral Park, NY)

$300 Round:

1. The first challenge called "Clean Nose" goes to Tim. He has to withstand the pain of having an electric toothbrush put up BOTH his nostrils for 20 seconds.
RESULT: PASS ($300)

2. We go from the last player to enter the building to the first one, Devin, for the challenge of the night called "Fast Cream". He's got to drink a quart of heavy cream through a funnel in 30 seconds.
RESULT: PASS ($600)

3. I hope Joe can make a "Bad Deal" here for a first-round sweep. He has to have an entire deck of cards thrown at him by an expert card thrower.
RESULT: PASS ($900)

$400 Round:

1. The second task for Tim tonight is called "Couch Vacuum". While sitting on a couch, he has to wear a helmet that will blow things you might find inside the typical dirty couch for the next :20.
RESULT: FAIL

2. Mike's first assignment is titled "Rear Lighting". He has to smell the odor of a French Butt Candle for :20 straight.
RESULT: PASS ($1,300)

3. While he's turned around, Sean gets hit by a boxer's "Too Close Jump Rope" for the next half-minute.
RESULT: PASS ($1,700)

$800 Round:

1. Sam, the last member of tonight's panels to get called on, has some "Snow Fun" as we begin Round 3. After putting on some skis, he has to let his teammates hit him with two frozen snowballs from a pair of snowball guns.
RESULT: PASS ($2,500)

2. Joe's second task of the evening is the "Bad Door". In his case, he gets his head smashed by it courtesy of a professional wrestler.
RESULT: FAIL

3. For Devin's second time at-bat, he gets to do something called the "Nipple Run". After having metal clamps attached to his nipples, he has to let them get stretched to their limits by remote-controlled cars.
RESULT: FAIL

$1,000 FIVE-PLAYER CHALLENGE: Devin gets to sleep the rest of the game away, whereas everybody else has to straddle part of a pool table and all get hit in the nuts by expert female pool player and The Striking Viking herself, Ewa Mataya Laurance (who I last saw on an episode of "National Bingo Night"; she was also the co-host of GSN's "Ballbreakers").
RESULT: PASS- WINS $3,500

WOF: The first Wednesday Toss-Up category is Fictional Character:

_ _ C _

_ R _ S T

Mike solves JACK FROST for $1,000. Tonight's contestants are as follows:

Mike Tool (Costa Mesa, CA)- Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo student majoring in Microbiology & Psychology
Kim Fenty (Cape Coral, FL)- Career manager at a career service center; this includes helping the unemployed
Amy Dorman (Glendale, AZ; originally from Michigan)- A saleswoman for 11 years; she also plays some poker

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Person:

P I C _ Y

E A T _ R

Amy knows I'm a very PICKY EATER for $2,000.

Campbell's Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Food & Drink and out on the wheel now is a trip to the CanyonRanch in Lenox, MA, courtesy of Neosporin Lip Health, worth $9,160. Amy first calls a $550 S, a $300 T and buys four E's before lighting up an A while on Free Play, two R's for the Massachusetts trip and purchasing four I's. But she then lands on Bankrupt to lose $9,510 in cash and trip. Second, Mike calls a $300 H, buys the last remaining vowel of O, but then spins Lose a Turn. Kim next calls a dud in B while on the Wild Card. Back to Amy, who calls a $500 W, an N for a $1,000 gift certificate from Aspen Ski and Board.com, but she Bankrupts again to lose both of those things. Mike's second turn gets him four P's and L's to increase his bank to $2,450, then he rings in...

_ R I L L E _ / P O R _

W I T H / S L I _ E _

P I N E A P P L E

...he solves GRILLED PORK WITH SLICED PINEAPPLE to add that amount to his total, plus the chance to enjoy food like that at The Westin Maui Kaanapali Beach Resort in Hawaii worth $7,332, a new total of $10,782 in cash and trip.

DUD: B (Kim)
LAT: Mike
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Amy)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,750

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: LM4032417 (Linda M. from Missouri)

(Just before the first commercial break, we see Manuel N's Wheel Watchers Club message about winning $50,000 and a trip to Great Britain.)

Time now for a Before & After puzzle. Mike opens this round with two R's for $600 and the purchase of both a quartet of E's and an A, then he calls a $300 N and buys an I. Afterwards, he Bankrupts out to lose $150. Kim then three F's for $1,800 and here's the board...

F R E E _ E

F R A _ E

_ F / _ I N _

...she solves FREEZE FRAME OF MIND to get on the board with that much cash.

BANKRUPT: Mike

Meineke Mystery Round topic is Phrase. Kim leads off with a $300 S, three T's for the Million Dollar Wedge and buys a pair of E's, then she calls two R's for another $1,800 and buys an I. She next calls double N's for another $600 but then buys the only dud vowel on the board (U). Amy follows that with an H while on the Mystery Wedge in between FP and LAT. She takes the risk...but she gets her third Bankrupt of the night. Mike then lights up two O's while on FP but he gets his second LAT hit of the evening. With the all-important control back in Kim's hands, she next calls a D for the Wild Card, buys four A's to clean out the vowels, puts up a $600 G, a $1,000 M and then we have showing...

A _ _

A _ _ O R D I N G

T O / T H E

M A S T E R / _ _ A N

...she solves ALL ACCORDING TO THE MASTER PLAN for an additional $3,300 and $5,100 total; she also keeps both the MDW and the WC.

DUD: U (Kim)
LAT: Mike
BANKRUPT: Amy

This TV Title is worth three grand:

_ O L D

C _ S _

I was afraid Amy might say COLD CASH instead, but she does come up with the CBS crime drama COLD CASE for another three grand in cold cash, five large in all.

Next category is Around the House. First, she calls a $550 S, a $500 T and buys the only vowels on this particular board, two E's and five O's, followed by a $500 D while on FP and...

_ O O S E / D O _ _

_ O _ _ O _ T E _

...she nails GOOSE DOWN COMFORTER for a new total of $6,050; she's now in second place.

PERFECT ROUND

Speed-Up Round category is Event and consonants are worth $1,600 apiece; this tight match is coming down to the wire, with Kim's MDW and WC both on the line. After Mike makes two N's appear...

_ _ _ _ / S _ _ _ _ _

R _ _ N _ _ N

...he solves HIGH SCHOOL REUNION to lock up the title with $15,582 in cash and Hawaii! Amy gets $6,050 and Kim's MDW and WC are both null and void, but not her $5,100.

So far, $26,732 in cash and vacation has been given away tonight.

DUD: T (Amy)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $12,160 in cash and Lenox trip

Big Money Round: Mike lands on the E in AMERICA'S and the category is Thing. Starting with:

_ _ _ L _ N _

_ _ N _

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

_ O _ L _ N _

_ _ N D

...without the W's, the HOWLING WIND blows away his $30,000 opportunity. He leaves with $15,582 in cash and trip.

Millionaire:

Gordon Schnaper goes for at least $50K
Game 2
Game 3

(Also: Arlington, VA grad student/writer James Poulos took the "Jeopardy!" title away, but only with $7,600 because FJ! was a Triple Stumper for the second time in a row. Anna Tschetter left with $4,400.)

Episode ratings:

8: "BrainSurge"
7: "Deal or No Deal", "Silent Library" & "The Price is Right"
6: "Jeopardy!", "Let's Make a Deal", "Millionaire", "Wheel of Fortune"