Friday, April 30, 2010

This week's primetime ratings

"Minute to Win It": 5.58 million (down from last week)
"The Amazing Race": 10.64 million (down from two weeks ago)
"The Celebrity Apprentice": 7.85 million (up considerably from last week)
"Dancing with the Stars":
Monday: 20.18 million (down from last week)
Tuesday: 12.15 million (down from last week)
"American Idol":
Tuesday: 18.81 million (down from last week)
Wednesday: 19.39 million (up from both of last week's episodes)
"The Biggest Loser": 7.45 million (down from last week)
"America's Next Top Model": 3.27 million (way up from last week)
"Survivor": 12.57 million (up from last week)

Source: The Futon Critic

4/30/2010 Results

LMAD: This first deal features four contestants. First, Tiffany (dressed as a football player with pom-poms) takes the blue small box (Tiffany Coyne)…and she’s won a pair of white gold diamond/sapphire earrings worth $3,100. Secondly, both Vanessa (dressed as The Mighty Isis) & Cathleen give control of the big box to Melvold, who keeps it after turning down $600 and $800...but he ends up with some of Jonathan Mangum’s WORST Polka Hits. Third, Vanessa passes the silver envelope to Cathleen. After she turns down $500, $700 and $900, Cathleen winds up with…a one-week Tour of Peru from Peru for Less worth $7,126! Finally, Vanessa sells Curtain #2 for $900 after originally being offered $700...and behind that curtain was Jonathan’s entire Polka band!

The second deal has Jillian (dressed as a personal trainer) being given the Multi-Swap ATM Card.

1. $300
2. $250 ($550)
3. $100 ($650); QUITS
4. $500
5. $1,000
6. BUST


She then takes The Big Risk with Curtain #3...and it pays off to the tune of a Pier 1 Imports living room that includes the JVC 32” LCD HDTV worth $4,318- PERFECT DEAL!

Next is Doris, who sees a package of Oreos on the green small box’s tray (Jonathan). She can either have $30 per cookie (originally $20) or what’s behind Curtain #1. She takes the cookie cash…there are 45 inside, for a total of $1,350. As for what was behind the leftmost curtain…it was the Hyundai Elantra. A similar deal will be conducted later.

After that, Kenneth (dressed as a cow) & Suzanne (dressed as a cowgirl) play Panic Button for:

Curtain #1: Panasonic 46” plasma HDTV ($1,600)
Curtain #2: Jacuzzi hot tub ($5,970)
Curtain #3: Trip to The Liberty Hotel in Boston ($5,832)

1. #3- TRIP
2. #6- SPA; QUITS WITH $700 (originally $500)
3. #2- WIPEOUT


Coming out of their seat next to make a deal is Gregory (who is a firefighter). Jonathan’s acting as a fortune teller, using the superimposed logo on his podium as a crystal ball. He tells Gregory that behind Curtain #1 is something that’s relaxing and has sound waves. But he’s not interested in that, meaning he sells this for $500...a home listening room that includes the 160 GB iPod worth $4,249. Second, Judie (dressed as a fried egg) is informed that in the blue small box (Tiffany) is something positive and negative. She buys the following for $500...numerous DEAD batteries.

Now, back to the food deal with Ruth (dressed as a cheerleader). The item in question is a Vitamin D milk jug on the red small box’s tray. The offers for Curtain #3 are $5 per fluid ounce, $10 & $15, but she turns down all of them…and that’s unfortunate, because she’s the final ZONK victim of the day with a DUD home office. Since there were 128 fluid ounces in that jug, that will cost her a total of $1,920. But she doesn’t leave us empty-handed unlike the previous losers on the day- she gets $300.

THE BIG DEAL: The first trader all morning long, Tiffany, will be going for a $21,690 grand prize package after handing in her jewelry. She takes Door #2...and wins a home gym valued at $6,612. Almost every day this week, the trader who played the BD improved from their original prize (s)- not bad.

Door #1: $5K trip to Cabo San Lucas and KIA Forte
Door #3: Kitchen package ($3,298)


TPIR: Friday’s First Four consists of Natalie Shiffer, Jessica Osbourne, Shandale Dye and Winora Outland from the Navy. In the clam is the first IUFB of the morning, a Dell computer system (Amber).

Winora: $1,100
Natalie: $800
Jessica: $1,000
Shandale: BUCK

ARP: $1,298

Winora, who does IT work while on duty, plays Five Price Tags for the Honda Accord LX-S (Lanisha at Door #2). Board (Amber):


$22,555
$23,975
$20,380
$24,485
$21,040

1. Pizza cutter (Rachel)
PRICE: $190

PICK: TRUE- INCORRECT

2.Italian tomato press (Lanisha)
PRICE: $38

PICK: TRUE- WRONG AGAIN

3. Grill/panini press (Rachel)
PRICE: $35
PICK: FALSE- $49


4, Moen shower set
PRICE: $60

PICK: TRUE- YES INDEED

Does she win this Accord?…

1. $23,975
2. $24,485


NOT with either of the top two prices. The ARP was $22,555.

Fifth is Frances Olbies and the second IUFB is a Michael C. Fina ladies’ diamond ring (Rachel).

Frances: $2,500
Natalie: $1,900
Jessica: $2,600
Shandale: $1,350

ARP: $2,000

Natalie plays Flip-Flop for some outdoor furniture (Amber at Door #3). Board:

9737

She Flips to $7,937...

$ 7 9 3 7

…but she should’ve done the whole thing.


Sixth is Jenna Jack and the third IUFB is a Sigma HD digital camera on the ceiling platform.

Jenna: $875
Jessica: $600
Shandale: $500

Frances: BUCK (STUPID BID)

ARP: $870

Jessica, a Biochemistry student, plays Step Up for as much as $3,000, several of Hamilton Beach’s small kitchen appliances (Lanisha), a massage chair (Lanisha), a Lance Powersports motorscooter (Rachel) and a free-standing BBQ (Rachel).


1. BBQ- $1,699
2. Motorscooter- $2,399; STOPS WITH THOSE PRIZES AND $500

Let’s see how much the other prizes cost:


Appliances- $590
Chair- $3,812


(Note: The blue/red base & background for this Pricing Game has been redone in blue/yellow.)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Winora ($1,407): $.85
Natalie ($2,000): $.95
Jessica ($5,468): 65 + 15 = $.80

Natalie moves on to the Showcase.


Rich Fields next calls on Stephen Cagle from the Air Force and the fourth IUFB is some Coach accessories (Amber & Lanisha).

Stephen: $725
Shandale: $1,200
Frances: $2,000
Jana: $2,001

ARP: $1,078


Stephen, who’s retiring from service at the beginning of June, plays Pushover for a trip to the Mangobay Resort in Barbados (Rachel at Door #4). Board:

319065842

He pushes to my guess of $6,584...


319065842

…and he’s correct!

The orange podium is next plugged in by Rosalie Ghost and the fifth IUFB is a Schwinn recumbent bike (Amber behind rising sign).

Rosalie: $1,150
Shandale: $500
Frances: $800
Jana: $900

ARP: $600


Shandale, the last of the First Four to make it out of Contestant’s Row this morning, plays Check-Out for an Aico dining room w/ some Michael C. Fina Chinaware worth $7,467 (Lanisha at Door #3). On the counter are Saran Premium Wrap, four King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, the Kellogg’s Fun Pak (which consists of eight boxes of your favorite cereals from said company), a big bottle of Heinz Ketchup and Florida’s Natural Orange Juice.

GUESSES:
Wrap: $1.70
Rolls: $4.25
Cereals: $1.99
Ketchup: BUCK
Juice: $3
TOTAL GUESS: $11.94

ANSWERS:
Wrap: $1.99

Rolls: $.99
Cereals: $3.79
Ketchup: $2.39
Juice: $3.99


ACTUAL TOTAL: $13.15
DIFFERENCE: $1.21- WIN!


Finally comes Kevin Davis and the last IUFB is a sports car bed (Rachel behind splitting sign).

Kevin: $500
Frances: $1,000
Jana: $749
Rosalie: BUCK (SUICIDE BID)


ARP: $1,631

Frances plays That’s Too Much for the Honda Civic (Std., Speakers, Link, Lighting, Net)(Amber at Door #3).

1. $16,490
2. $17,995
3. $19,552
4. $20,902
5. $22,855- THAT’S TOO MUCH

ARP: $18,432.

Today’s lineup was good.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Frances ($1,631): Quarter + 45 = $.70
Stephen ($7,662): 15 + 30 = $.45
Shandale ($8,067): Two 30s

Frances’ win here means Natalie will get the Top Winner’s Showcase podium.

The first Showcase has the Viking Appliance Trio, gourmet meals delivered to the home for a year and trips to Napa Valley and Barcelona, Spain. All prizes are modeled by Lanisha at Door #1.

NATALIE PASSES TO FRANCES; FRANCES BIDS 24 GRAND ON KITCHEN/TRIPS SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF


MY BID FOR KITCHEN/TRIPS SHOWCASE: $33,655

Natalie could have lots of fun playing in this game room (Door #3) that includes an air hockey table (Lanisha & Rachel), the JVC 42” LCD HDTV w/ a Nintendo Wii package (Lanisha & Rachel) and a round pool table (Rachel). But her fun streak could continue in Disneyland (Amber). Finally, she could also possibly drive home in the all-new Honda Accord Crosstour 4WD EX-L (Rachel at Door #2)!

NATALIE BIDS $29,500 ON GAMES/CAR SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY (that doesn’t even cover the car, I do believe)


MY BID FOR GAMES/CAR SHOWCASE: $43K

NATALIE’S SHOWCASE:
BID: $29,500

ARP: $50,883
DIFFERENCE: $21,383

FRANCES’ SHOWCASE:

BID: $24,000
ARP: $29,955

DIFFERENCE: $5,955- WIN

Frances’ total winnings add up to $31,586.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 2-3-1
TOTAL WINNINGS: $56,190

The Newlywed Game: The end-of-week couples this time are:

Mark & Kelly (married five months)
Curtis & Shamarrah (married a year)
Jonathan & Marie Elena (married five months)

Randy’s Intro: “The charming and disarming”

ROUND 1:

1. On average, what part on your wife’s body is usually touching the bed during whoopee- her back, knee (s) or none of the above?
2. What’s the one thing you had to get out of your system before you became a married man?
3. Complete the following: “Out of all the people we know, when ___________ comes up, we usually end up arguing.”

HUSBANDS’ RESPONSES:

Mark:
1. Back
2. Video games
3. Kelly’s ex David

Curtis:
1. Back
2. His constant flirting with other women
3. Ex co-worker Rina

Jonathan:
1. Back
2. Serial dating
3. Marie Elena’s ex Daniel

SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: St. Lucia (Windjammer Landing)

WIVES’ RESPONSES:

Kelly:
1. Back- MATCH (5)
2. Poker nights- NO MATCH
3. David- MATCH (10)

Shamarrah:
1. Back- MATCH (5)
2. Sleeping with other women- NOT ACCEPTABLE
3. Jonathan- NO MATCH

Marie Elena:
1. Back- MATCH (5)
2. Getting his finances in order- NO MATCH
3. Jonathan’s ex-girlfriend that begins with the letter C- NO MATCH

ROUND 2:

1. If your bedroom were a store and you were the manager, what would you say his hours of operation would be- only open on the weekends, open after 5 PM or open 24 hours?
2. Complete the following: “When I picture an actor in the movies playing my husband, _________________ is always playing the part.”
3. What do you do when you catch your husband looking at another woman?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: “If I made a pro/con list before marrying my husband, the thing at the top of the pro list would be __________________, and the thing at the top of the con list would be _________________.”

WIVES’ RESPONSES:

Kelly:
1. 5 PM
2. The younger version of Tom Hanks
3. Asks “Whatcha doin‘?!”
BONUS: His positive personality, he leaves his clothes on the floor

Shamarrah:
1. 24 hours
2. Shemar Moore
3. Tell him to stop
BONUS: He’s really good with numbers, he’s not a good communicator

Marie Elena:
1. 24 hours
2. Patrick Dempsey
3. Rolls her eyes
BONUS: Neat and tidy, compulsive about being that way

HUSBANDS’ RESPONSES:

Mark:
1. 24 hours- NO MATCH
2. Jim Carrey- NO MATCH
3. Jumps right in his face and kisses him- NO MATCH
BONUS: Patience, leaving his clothes next to the bed- ONE MATCH (25)

Curtis:
1. 24 hours- MATCH (15)
2. Shemar Moore- MATCH (25)
3. Argue about it in their car- NO MATCH
BONUS: He’s loving, he’s mean- NO MATCH

Jonathan:
1. 5 PM- NO MATCH
2. George Clooney- NO MATCH
3. Give him a firm nudge- NO MATCH
BONUS: Odyssey, perfectionist- ELIMINATED

SUDDEN DEATH:
Jonathan & Shamarrah: 45
Kelly & Mark: 40

Reeds Romance Moment of the Night: Kelly & Mark kissing after their second mismatch of Round 2

Tonight’s Consolation Prize: Shoebuy.com gift certificate

WOF: The less said about last night’s DISASTEROUS episode, the better. The first Toss-Up category on this Friday is, of course, On the Map, and Vanna White has a hard time starting up the board for it:

O _ _ A _ A

_ _ _ _ _ _

Alison is correct with OTTAWA, CANADA for $1,000. Now, let’s meet the players:

Alison Schmetz (Phoenix)- Software saleswoman
Tim Sane-Martin (Vista, CA)- Engineering manager of a spinal/plant manufacturer in the San Diego area
Austinae Obstoblacco (Carson, CA)- Loyola Marymount University senior studying Psychology; she’s also a beach volleyball player

$2,000 Toss-Up category is What Are You Doing?:

P _ _ _ T I N G

_ / T _ E E

Tim solves PLANTING A TREE for $2,000.

After a $10,000 trip to the Grand Hotel in Norway from Worldhotels.com is made available, the IHOP Jackpot Round category is Rhyme Time. Tim starts with an immediate dud of O while on Free Play, then he calls five N’s for $1,500 and buys the same number of I’s before dudding out for good with the G. Secondly, Austinae hits the Bankrupt in between $600 and $900. Third, Alison calls an S for the Wild Card, two R’s while on Jackpot for $1,000; she obviously can’t solve for a $6,700 Jackpot. After that, she buys two A’s but then calls a dud in T. Returning to Tim, he calls five D’s for the trip and we have…

A / _ R I _ N D / I N

N _ _ D

I S / A / _ R I _ N D

I N D _ _ D

…he solves A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED for another $1,250 and the vacation, giving him a new total of $13,250 in cash and trip, already exceeding the total from last night’s champion, Mercedes Masongould.

DUDS: $400 G (Tim), O (Tim), $400 T (Alison)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Austinae
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,100

We begin a Before & After Round with Austinae calling a $500 T and buying two O’s, but then comes a dud in N. Second, Alison spins Lose a Turn. Third, Tim calls two F’s for $800 but then a dud vowel of I. Back to Austinae, she calls a $600 H and purchases two E’s in the top word, then we have…

_ O F F E E

_ _ _

_ H O T

…and she solves COFFEE MUG SHOT for the other $400 of the $1,000 house minimum, which now puts her on the board.

DUDS: I (Tim), $400 N (Austinae)
SOLE LAT: Alison

Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Fun & Games and it’s a big puzzle. Alison immediately calls a dud in T while on the ProTravelGear.com gift tag. Second, Tim calls four N’s for $2,400, buys an E, but he then gets the other natural Bankrupt next to the $3,500 wedge to lose the $2,150 remainder. Third, Austinae barely escapes the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge and makes it to the Mystery Wedge near it (when she does, we hear a creepier musical cue for it than we’ve been used to hearing; not sure if that’s a permanent change). She calls five S’s and goes double or nothing by flipping the wedge over…and she has the $10,000 DOUBLER! Next comes an L for the gift tag, but she then Bankrupts in between the $600 and $900 spots for the second time tonight to lose both of those prizes. Afterwards, Alison calls three G’s for $1,050, buys a quartet of I’s and pairs of both the O’s and the U’s, then she calls a $3,500 R and saves her WC for the time being. Following her purchase of the last vowel on the board (A), we have the following…

S I G N I N G / U _

_ O R / S _ U _ A

_ I _ I N G

L E S S O N S

…and she wins an additional $3,550, plus she will be SIGNING UP FOR SCUBA DIVING LESSONS, because she’s also won a trip to the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten worth $5,550, increasing her winnings to $10,100 in cash and vacation.

SOLE DUD: T (Alison)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Tim, Austinae)

TONIGHT’S SPIN ID: EB9808600 (Eric B. from Massachusetts)

The $3,000 Toss-Up topic is Things:

F A M _ _ _ A R

F A C _ S

Austinae has seen enough FAMILIAR FACES in her life to quadruple her money.

Speed-Up Round category is Phrase and consonants are each worth…$6,000 apiece! After Alison lights up an S…

I / D I D N ‘ T / S _ _

T H _ T / _ _ _ I N G

…I’m sure most people would say “I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING” when Pat Sajak hit that $5,000 wedge on the final spin of the evening, and Alison admits that for 12 grand and the championship with $22,100 in cash and St. Maarten! For the record, here were the bank readouts from the other two players:

Tim: $12K
Austinae: $36K

Tim takes home $13,250 in cash and Norway and Austinae collects four large.

So far, $39,350 in cash and vacations has been given away tonight.

SOLE DUD: R (Alison)

TONIGHT’S BANKRUPT TRASH: $13,150 in cash and gift certificate

Maxwell House Big Money Round: The WC will be used here. Alison spins the first A in AMERICA’S and the category is Thing. Starting with:

_ E L L _

_ L _ _

She first calls C, P, M and A, then she calls H with the WC and gets…

_ E L L _

_ L _ P

…the bad news is that MERCEDES DID INDEED COST US A PERFECT BONUS ROUND WEEK! Darn. On the bright side, after she was originally incorrect with JELLY FLIP and BELLY FLIP, Alison will be doing a BELLY FLOP worth…




























…$40,000, for a grand total of $62,100 in cash and trip! And the Feeding America Bonus Round Charity Bank is now worth $400 more than she’s leaving with ($62,500)!

Don’t forget that on Monday, the second Thanks a Million Sweepstakes gets underway!

DOND: The last person to play this week is #22 Howard McGill (who has 30 grandchildren).

ROUND 1:
1. #1 (Jeannie)- $10,000
2. #6 (Scotty)- $5,000
3. #17 (Timothy)- $10
4. #21 (Richie)- $500,000 (he was ONE OFF the big one!)
5. #9 (Jan)- $300

OPENING OFFER: $11,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #7 (Fran)- $100,000
2. #20 (Shyremia)- $50
3. #4 (Christine)- $2,500
4. #18 (LaToya)- $500
5. #5 (Dana)- PENNY

SECOND OFFER: $17,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #19 (Mehran)- $25
2. #3 (Eddie)- BUCK
3. #15 (Patsy)- $400
4. #11 (Paul S.)- $200

THIRD OFFER: $31,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #12 (Grace)- $1,000
2. #14 (Quan)- $25,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)

FOURTH OFFER: $36,000- DEAL (very questionable call there)

ROUND 5:
1. #2 (Frannie)- $100
2. #8 (Bob)- $5; LEFT SIDE CLEARED
OFFER: $88K

19th PICK: #16 (Ayana)- $7,500
OFFER: $125K

20th PICK: #10 (Twanna)- $250,000
FINAL OFFER: $60K

His case had the $50K, but if he had swapped out for the briefcase next door, he would’ve been the other contestant this week to have missed out on 10 times that.

Jeopardy!: Buddy Wright can become the first player to make it onto the new Tournament of Champions Leaderboard if he can defeat these challengers tonight:

Shubha Ghosh (Madison, WI)- Law professor
Antoinette Aubert (Vista, CA)- A home-schooling mom who’s also the membership chair of the Figure Skating Club of Southern California

Friday’s first six categories:

NOVELS, BOOKS & LITERATURE
SCENE & HERD
STATES BY CITIES & TOWNS (three cities/towns are listed on each clue)
TERMS OF ENBEERMENT
“V” DAY
GREAT WORK

Ghosh hits the Daily Double under the middle clue on Novels, Books & Literature with $200; Aubert has twice as much and Wright owns the early lead with $3,200. For $1,000, here’s the clue:

This slaphappy general’s memoir “War As I Knew It” appeared in 1947, two years after his death.

“Who is Patton?”…he doesn’t feel so confident about that, but he should be- he’s correct to multiply his $200 by six. At the first timeout, he has $1,800; Aubert’s up slightly to $2,200, which is half of Wright’s current score. When time expires, the last Science & Herd clue goes unrevealed.

LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $1,200

SCORES AFTER OPENING ROUND:

Buddy: $8,000
Antoinette: $4,600
Shubha: $3,000

DJ! Categories:

POPULAR SCIENCE (Clue Crew clues from the show’s laboratory)
DISCO! DUCK!
GREEK LETTERS
TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE
PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION 2010
NOT GREAT WORK

At the end of the first half of this round, Ghosh finds one of the DDs attached to the final Greek Letters clue with seven grand, $4,600 behind Wright for the lead; Aubert’s now in last place with $3,400. His wager this time is three large on this clue:

This ninth letter of The Greek Alphabet also means a jot or whit.

“What is iota?”…is right to hit 10 big ones on the nose! Shortly after the champion’s SWEEP of Disco! Duck! to propel him to $17,600, Ghosh gets the DD Sweep with the $2,000 Time Is On Your Side clue. At $12,800, he’s $4K behind the champ. He now bets $2,800.

Shakespeare coined this “culinary” term for a time of youthful exuberance.

He has a TIME OVER on “What is salad days?”, dropping him back to $10K. We don’t have enough time to do either of the last two clues on Popular Science.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2,000
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $7,200

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Buddy: $16,800
Antoinette: $3,800- MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED
Shubha: $8,800

CORYAT SCORES:

Buddy: $16,800
Antoinette: $3,800
Shubha: $10,200

We end the week with a FJ! Crush scenario.

FJ! CATEGORY: Toys.

Original sets of this toy that was first sold in 1918 included plans for building Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

ANTOINETTE:
Response: “What are Lincoln’s Logs?”
Wager: $3,798
Final score: $7,598

Shubha Ghosh…is right also to DOUBLE UP to $17,600! But did Buddy Wright continue to live up to his last name in this part of the game?…




































YES for another $17,601! His three-game total is $68,803! The conclusion of the Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational is next week- don’t miss it!

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Brent Sonnek-Schmelz's game
Game 2
Start of Game 3

Episode ratings:

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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Match Game" marathon set

To honor Betty White's hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" the same day, GSN will broadcast a "Match Game" marathon with several episodes featuring her as a guest on May 8th from 9 AM- 4 PM EST.

Source: Buzzerblog

ABC primetime GS notes

-The hosts of the upcoming "Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host" pilot for ABC, which is being produced by Mark Burnett, are Bill Engvall & Mo Rocca. Speaking of Rocca, he will be the Expert for "Wipeout" co-host John Henson's guest-hosting stint on "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire" during the week of May 10-14.

-ABC has also ordered six episodes of the Merv Griffin project "The Six", which is an import of the Russian game show "What? Where? When?". In this game, contestants will work as part of a six-member team to answer questions sent in by home viewers to win money. Vernon Kay, best known for hosting "Family Fortunes" and "The Whole 19 Yards", will host the show.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"Bullrun"- SEASON 3 CHAMPIONSHIP

CHECKPOINT #27: Guinda, CA
CHECKPOINT #28: Alameda Point in Alameda, CA

Allen & William Wu of Team Lamborghini had filled up their reserve gas tanks at the end of the next-to-last leg.

CURRENT TIMES HEADING INTO THE LAST CHALLENGE:
1. Team Lambo- 3:26:42
2. Team NSX- 3:48:08
3. Team Hemi Cuda- 3:54:03

FINAL CHECKPOINT CHALLENGE ("Rundown"): At the Alameda Naval Yards, the first driver of each team has to catch up with a semi truck and smash the light tubes that are on both sides of it. They CANNOT smash any tubes while the truck is turning around near some red tires. Once they've made it back to the start, they must switch places before smashing the tubes attached to a Shelby Mustang. After the second driver finishes their run, their clock will stop. The winning team will receive a 20-MINUTE TIME BONUS for the championship stage; the runners-up will get a 10-MINUTE BONUS.

CHALLENGE ORDER:
1. Team Hemi Cuda
2. Team NSX
3. Team Lambo

The winners of this critical challenge, with a time of exactly two minutes, are...
































...Team NSX- Nicholas Cruz & Ryan Morris! Finishing just a second behind them, and therefore finishing the challenge in second place, are...































...Team Lambo!

CHECKPOINT #29: Lombard Street in Downtown San Francisco
CHECKPOINT #30: Fisherman's Wharf
FINISH LINE: The U.S.S. Hornet

THE FINAL RESULTS: Finishing as the second runners-up, with a final time of about six hours and three minutes, are...


































...Team Hemi Cuda. And now, let us reveal the Season 3 champions, who won by just six minutes, which is the smallest such margin in the show's history. With a time of approximately five hours and one minute, the trophy and the $200,000 go to...




















































Team Lambo
Team NSX

...THE WUS!!!!!!!

"Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" 4/29

Reward Challenge: This one is called the "Survivor Shuffle", which is their version of the Shuffleboard game. The nine remaining contestants are divided into three trios. Each castaway gets two chances to throw a puck. The team who has the puck closest to the red X on the board wins a trip to a screening of the updated "Treasure Island" movie that is being distributed by Warner Bros at the Robert Louis Stevenson House on the island.

Black: Candace Woodcock, Jerri Manthey & Parvati Shallow
Blue: Amanda Kimmel, Colby Donaldson & Danielle DiLorenzo
Red: Rupert Boneham, Russell Hantz & Sandra Diaz-Twine

The winners are...
































...the Blue Team!

The first clue to the next Hidden Immunity Idol is later revealed.

IMMUNITY CHALLENGE: With 150 wooden tiles per castaway, they have to build a 10-foot house of cards.

Getting the coverted immunity necklace placed on their neck is...











































...Jerri!

TRIBAL COUNCIL #12: By a vote of 6-3...



































...Amanda is the fourth player booted to the jury over Parvati.

4/29/2010 Results

LMAD: The Thursday show leads off with Lawrence (dressed as a cowboy), Elizabeth (dressed as a cupcake) and Josephine (dressed as a heart). They each begin with $700 apiece. The first item up for consideration is inside the blue small box (Jonathan Mangum), and Josephine will buy it…it’s the Canon digital SLR camera and Sony HD camcorder, all worth $1,650. Secondly, Elizabeth & Lawrence’s bankrolls are both augmented to $1,000, and they both reject the big box…good- there was a ZONK tattoo! After another $300 gets placed into their banks, either one could buy Curtain #1, but neither one does. That will cost them both…a $4,500 trip to the Millennium Hotel in Alaska.

Deal #2 is the Five Questions Deal with Cheryl (dressed as a fitness lady with a jump rope in her hands). Here are her questions about the prize behind Curtain #2:

1. Can it hold something?
2. Does it have teeth?
3. Does it contain metal?
4. Is there more than one?
5. Is it often found in the garage?

She picks Questions #5, #3 and #2…but #5 is the only one to produce a YES answer. At this moment, Cheryl can take the mystery prize or some money from Wayne Brady’s pocket. She’s offered $500, $700, $900 before bailing out with $1,100…and she could’ve had seven trash cans- PERFECT DEAL!


Next to make a deal is a different Jonathan, who just became a husband. His choice is either the
Newegg.com gift card or what’s inside the blue small box (Jonathan M.). He takes the box, meaning he just gave Jamila a gift card worth…$2,000. What he has instead is…some diamond jewelry worth $4,110! After that, Jamila gives back the card for Curtain #3…but she gets KNOCKED OUT OF THE GAME with that brick wall/wrecking ball combination.

Now, let’s see how well Haley (dressed as a cloud with a lightning bolt in her hands) does playing the one-die version of Movin’ On Up for some cash and the KIA Rio ($15,185)(Curtain #1).

1. 2- $200
2. 2- $500 ($700)
3. 4- $900 ($1,600)
4.
5- LOSS

She almost stopped after her third roll; thus, she should’ve gone with her first instinct.


Our next contestants are Amanda & Jason (he’s wearing an Uncle Sam hat, while she’s got a soon-to-be-child named Wayne due on June 3rd, a day before Mr. Brady’s birthday). They can either have the mystery car behind Curtain #1 or a $250 Breville toaster oven on the blue small box’s tray (Jonathan) w/ some money inside. They go with the curtain furthest to the left…inside the oven was $500. After they’re shown a golden envelope, they listen to their baby’s advice of sticking with the curtain…but they passed up a Murad luxury spa experience worth $2,015. Finally is Curtain #2, but they again stay with the first curtain…this time, they’ve turned down a bedroom that included the Samsung 37” LCD HDTV worth $4,395. They’re given one last chance to trade in their mystery car for everything they’ve passed up until now…and that’s what they end up doing. The car they’ve just given back at the last second was…the KIA Rio from earlier.

Before we do the Big Deal of the Day, Gregory from Long Island, NY (who’s wearing a yellow suit with a golden chain) gets shown the “You’ve Already Won” sign on the bronze envelope. But he quickly sells the envelope for $500…and he just said goodbye to the trash cans that were moved over to Curtain #3- PERFECT DEAL #2!

THE BIG DEAL: Since Amanda & Jason keep the $7,160 in cash and prizes they’ve racked up until now, the second Jonathan trades in his jewelry for a shot at a $20,662 Big Deal. He picks Door #3. Let’s start with Door #2…it had a vacation at the Marina Inn At Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC (including $700 in spending money) worth $3,576, so NO BD for him. He instead wins…a $7,800 home spa experience that includes a $1,000 iTunes gift card, a 32 GB iPod Touch, a BBQ and patio furniture, making him the day’s top winner. But he completely missed…a Bayliner ski boat w/ a GPS device.

TPIR: Thursday’s First Four are Amy Beth Nickelson, Kizuwanda Stockdale, Michael Losorelli and Jason Mock. The opening IUFB is a paddleboarding package (Rachel at Door #2).

Jason: $500
Michael: $820
Kizuwanda: $1,100
Amy Beth: $501

ARP: $1,499

Kizuwanda will take her paddleboard stuff on a Greek Isles Cruise (Amber at Door #4) if she defeats this Squeeze Play board:

87495

She removes the four for a guess of $8,795…

$ 8 7 9 5

…I don’t think so. That cruise actually cost $8,745.


Fifth is Kaitlyn Morgan (who is a nurse according to her shirt; those kinds of people love Pl!inko) and IUFB #2 is some Noritake crystal stemware (Lanisha inside the clam).

Kaitlyn: $1,000
Amy Beth: $800
Jason: $500
Michael: $820

ARP: $1,008

Kaitlyn will indeed be playing for some big money right now, but instead of Pl!nko, her Pricing Game will be (It’s) In the Bag (Amber & Rachel). The six grocery items are Clorox2, the Space Bag, a SoBe drink, a fairly big bottle of Turtle Wax, Enfamil Lipil Baby Formula and WD-40. Her guesses:

$15.99: Formula
$1.59: Drink
$4.99: Spray
$8.99: Wax
$6.99: Clorox

She has the first two items correct for $2,000. She moves on with the WD-40…which is right for $4,000. She’s still going with the Turtle Wax…and sure enough, it’s in the $8.99 bag for $8,000! I hope that she stops now, because I can tell you that she has the $6.99 product incorrect…























BUT SHE DOES NOT AND LOSES THE WHOLE DARN THING AT THE LAST SECOND. Darn.

The third person to come down to that orange podium is Mindy Rozen and the third IUFB is some wood-working tools (Amber behind the splitting sign).

Mindy: $800
Amy Beth: $750
Jason: $850

Michael: $875

ARP: $1,200

Michael plays Lucky $even for the Chevrolet Malibu (Std., Remote, Mats, EBH)(Lanisha)…BUT HE BLOWS IT BIG TIME BY PRICING IT AT $27,800+, THINKING IT’S AN IMPALA INSTEAD. The ARP was just $23,285.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Kaitlyn: 40 + Nickel = $.45
Michael: 30 + 80 = OVER BY A DIME
Kizuwanda: WINS WITH TWO 40s ($.80)


Coming on down seventh is Sandra Turner and the fourth IUFB is the 13” MacBook (Lanisha & Rachel).

Sandra: $1,000
Mindy: $1,500
Amy Beth: $900
Jason: $1,200

ARP: You guessed it- $1,149

Jason was over by $51, so Sandra will play One Wrong Price for an ATV marked at $2,999 (Amber), a Golden West billiards table marked at $3,500 (Lanisha) and a Samsung 55” 3-D LCD HDTV package marked at $3,600 (Lanisha). She wisely picks the pool table…because its priced at $2,800 instead!

Winner #2 might be Jefferey Larson (who’s wearing a cash shirt; the only way he can win any as of right now is on The Big Wheel) and the next-to-last IUFB is his/her snowboarding equipment (Amber behind the GPT).

Jefferey: $1,465
Mindy: $1,100
Amy Beth: $1,550

Jason: $1,101

ARP: $2,494

Amy Beth from Cal Poly plays Cover Up for the Ford Focus S (Fairly loaded)(Rachel at Door #3). Board:

First number: 1 or 3?
Second number: 4, 5 or 8?
Third number: 0, 1, 3 or 8?
Fourth number: 0, 3, 5, 6 or 9?
Last number: 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 or 9?

OPENING DUD PRICE:
$21,970

She first locks in $18,395…the first three digits are right. Her second try is $18,369…the six is now right. Her final guess is $18,362…but it’s $18,364.

(Note: As of this playing, Drew will tell players about the CU Strategy even before the game starts.)

The last player of the day is Amber Butcher and the final IUFB is a chaise lounge set (Lanisha at Door #2). Jason’s been here the entire time, and is in TERRIBLE shape.

Amber: $1,300
Jason: $1,000
Jefferey: $1,001 (NOT good news for Jason)

Mindy: $1,301

TODAY’S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER (and the first all week long): Jason

After Mindy wins the $3,054 furniture, she plays Freeze Frame for an outdoor kitchen island (Amber at Door #3). The best-looking prices on the board are $5,985, $6,620, $7,093, $8,512 and $9,359. She pulls the lever at $7,093…but she stopped the board one click too late- the price was $9,359.

My lineup today:

1. One Wrong Price
2. Cover Up
3. Squeeze Play
4. It’s In the Bag
5. Freeze Frame
6. Lucky $even


SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2 (winner gets the Top Winner Showcase spot):
Amy Beth ($2,494): 55 + Dime = $.65
Mindy ($3,054; second spin was a PENALTY): Two 55s
Sandra ($10,548): 35 + 30 = $.65


SPIN-OFF:
Amy Beth: $.40

Sandra: Nickel- AMY BETH ADVANCES

The first Showcase has trips to the Sonaisali Island Resort Fiji (Rachel to the left of Door #3; includes some snorkeling) and Hong Kong (Rachel to the right of Door #3; includes tickets to a performance called “Dancing with Dragon & Phoenix”), plus the Hyundai Elantra (Lanisha at Door #3).

AMY BETH BIDS 44 GRAND ON TRIPS/CAR SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE WILLY


MY BID FOR TRIPS/CAR SHOWCASE: $37,695

Kizuwanda’s Showcase has this for her children- a giant playground that includes a fire truck spring ride and a multi-colored merry-go-round (Lanisha & Rachel at Door #2). But I’m not sure if she would want to drive her kids to and from school in this- a Porsche Cayenne (Std., AT, Moonroof)(Amber at Door #1)!

KIZUWANDA BIDS 60 GRAND ON PLAYGROUND/PORSCHE SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR PLAYGROUND/PORSCHE SHOWCASE: $55,500

AMY BETH’S SHOWCASE:
BID: $44,000
ARP: $33,614
OVER

KIZUWANDA’S SHOWCASE:
BID: $60,000
ARP: $61,491
DIFFERENCE: $1,491- WIN!!!


Including that Porsche SUV, Kizuwanda has a total prize haul of $62,990!


Video Bonus: Porsche Showcase Win!

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 1-5
TOTAL WINNINGS: $81,294

DOND: #18 Stephanie Allen (who is a Math teacher) is Thursday's contestant.

ROUND 1:
1. #2 (Frannie)- $25
2. #4 (Christine)- $25,000
3. #8 (Bob)- PENNY
4. #16 (Ayana)- $100
5. #22 (Howard)- $5

OPENING OFFER: $20,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #9 (Jan)- $10
2. #21 (Richie)- $200
3. #12 (Grace)- $75,000
4. #13 (Jenny)- $7,500
5. #20 (Shyremia)- $1,000

SECOND OFFER: $29,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #17 (Timothy)- $300
2. #11 (Paul S.)- $100,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
3. #14 (Quan)- $250,000 (STRIKE ONE)
4. #10 (Twanna)- $2,500

THIRD OFFER: $22,000- DEAL (another iffy call made this week)

That's the third time in nine episodes where a deal was taken after the third round.

ROUND 4:
1. #19 (Mehran)- BUCK
2. #5 (Dana)- $50
OFFER: $93K

ROUND 5:
1. #6 (Scotty)- $50,000
2. #15 (Patsy)- $400
OFFER: $138K

19th PICK: #3 (Eddie)- $500,000!

The amount inside her case was $5K, so she made a respectable deal. Let's reveal everything else:

#1 (Jeannie)- $500
#7 (Fran)- $10K

The Newlywed Game: Thursday's couples:

Ejuan & Chanea (married a year and seven months)
Donald & Laura (married a year and five months)
Philip & Ashley (married five months)

Randy's Intro: "A lady who's heard it all but loves more"

ROUND 1:

1. If your wife wanted to have a threesome with you and one of the Presidents on Mount Rushmore, and told you to pick the President for the occasion, which one would you pick?
2. We all know you're having the best sex of your lives these days, but where were you the last time the two of you had the WORST sex of your relationship?
3. If your wife was hooked up to a lie detector, what's the one question you've been dying to ask her?

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Ejuan:
1. Obama
2. Shower
3. How much longer she gets on his nerves

Donald:
1. Lincoln
2. In their car
3. If she's ever faked it

Philip:
1. Washington
2. Bedroom
3. How much she spends on her shopping

SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: Barbados (Almond Casuarina Beach)

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Chanea:
1. Washington- NO MATCH
2. Bedroom- NO MATCH
3. Whether or not she's the best woman he's ever had- NO MATCH

Laura:
1. Washington- NO MATCH
2. In their car- MATCH (5)
3. How much she's spent on clothing- NO MATCH

Ashley:
1. Washington- MATCH (5)
2. In a bar- NO MATCH
3. How many kids she's had sex with- NO MATCH

ROUND 2:

1. If aliens came down from outer space and requested to study the best section of your husband's body, you would tell them "Oh, you should examine his ____________".
2. When you look at your husband, what do you see- a work of art, a work in progress or just a piece of work?
Foster Grant Question of the Night: Complete this ratio- "For every pair of shoes my husband owns, I own __ pairs of shoes."
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "Though my husband's perfect, if I could change one part of his body, I'd give him the ________ from my ex-boyfriend ________."

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Chanea:
1. Brain
2. Piece of work
3. Two
BONUS: Abs, Jack

Laura:
1. Forearms
2. In progress
3. Two
BONUS: Hairline, Larry

Ashley:
1. Junk in the trunk (aka the butt)
2. Art
3. One
BONUS: Height, Jeff

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Ejuan:
1. Below the belt- NO MATCH
2. In progress- NO MATCH
3. 10- STILL NO MATCH
BONUS: Butt, Terrence- SKUNKED!!! (only the second time ever on this version of the show)

Donald:
1. Forearms- MATCH (15)
2. In progress- MATCH (25)
3. Five- NO MATCH
BONUS: Hairline, Larry- WIN! (55)

Philip:
1. Above the knee and below the belt- NO MATCH
2. Work in progress- NO MATCH
3. Four- NO MATCH
BONUS: Stomach, Jeff- ONE MATCH (20)

Tonight's Consolation Prize: Hornblower California Cruise

WOF: For the fourth straight night, we start with an On the Map Toss-Up:

R _ _ _

_ T _ _ Y

Amanda solves the romantic city of ROME, ITALY for $1,000. Thursday night's panel:

Amanda Northern (Byron, NJ)- Rider University senior majoring in Finance & Economics
Mercedes Masongould (Walkersville, MD; originally from Philadelphia)- 7th & 8th Grade Spanish teacher
Robb Erbanski (Green Valley, AZ; originally from Michigan)- Electrician

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Proper Name, and we're looking for an actor:

_ _ _ C E

V A _ G _ N

Amanda triples her earnings with VINCE VAUGHN.

After a $5,500 trip to Ireland from Aer Lingus goes out on the wheel, the IHOP Jackpot Round category is Phrase. First, she calls four T's for the Tiger GPS gift tag and two H's for $1,200, then she buys three E's, but she then calls a dud in S. Secondly, Mercedes calls a $2,500 N, buys three O's, but she then hits the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose $2,250. After Robb hits the exact same spot, Amanda calls another dud in A while on Free Play, but then comes the regular Bankrupt next to the $2,500 wedge to take away $1,950 in cash and gift tag. Back to Mercedes, she calls another dud in M. Robb follows that with the second Bankrupt that Amanda hit earlier, then we see Amanda call a $300 S and buys two I's to clean out the vowels. After that, she lights up a $300 R, a $2,500 L and a $300 D before we see this...

T H E / O L D E S T

T R I _ _ / I N

T H E / _ O O _

...she pulls off THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK for another $3,150 and $6,150 total.

DUDS: A (Amanda), $300 M (Mercedes), $300 S (Amanda)
BANKRUPTS: 4 (2 by Robb)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $12,600

Prize Puzzle Round category is Food & Drink. First is Mercedes, who calls two T's for $600, buys seven E's, calls a $700 N and purchases two O's, then she calls two S's and H's for another $600 per pair, but after a $300 C, she buys the only dud vowel on the board (A). Robb then lands on the MDW's right Bankrupt for the second time tonight (it's also his third Bankrupt overall). Afterwards, Amanda puts up three R's for $1,800 and a $300 M, then we have...

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

S M O T H E R E _ / _ N

C H E E S E

...but she's incorrect by a couple letters with BEAN BURRITO SMOTHERED IN CHEESE. That will cost her another $7,757 in cash and trip, as Mercedes then steals BEEF BURRITO SMOTHERED IN CHEESE for $2,250 and a stay at the Pueblo Bonito Hotel & Resort Emerald Bay in Mazatlan worth $5,657, giving her the lead for now with $7,907 in cash and Mexico.

SOLE DUD: A (Mercedes)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Robb
SOLE DQ: Amanda (blown solve)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: CF2675094 (Carmea F. from Georgia)

Meineke Mystery Round category is Before & After. Robb's first in line with a $300 S and the purchase of four A's, followed by three T's for the Wild Card, two H's for another $1,400 and the buying of three E's. Next, he calls a pair of C's for another $1,400, buys a U and calls a $3,500 P, but he elects to save his WC for now. Following a $300 N, he gets disqualified for taking too long, so he may have just said goodbye to $6,150. After Amanda calls a couple of L's for $600, we have...

T H E / _ _ E A T

_ A L L / _ _

C H I N A

T E A C U P S

...she's correct this time with THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA TEACUPS for an extra $400, leaving her $757 out of the lead.

SOLE DQ: Robb (time over)

The final Toss-Up topic on this Thursday is Place:

B R I T I S H

E _ B _ _ _ Y

Robb earns his first $3,000 with BRITISH EMBASSY.

Speed-Up Round category is Thing and consonants are worth $1,600 apiece; this round will decide it. He starts off with a T...

_ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ T _ _ _

...but he's way off target with MERRY CHRISTMAS. Later on, Mercedes calls a Y...

_ _ N N Y

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ T _ _ N

...and she also gives an incorrect response with FUNNY VALENTINE. A few turns later, Amanda calls double S's...

S _ N N Y

_ _ S _ _ S _ T _ _ N

...but she's also wrong with SUNNY DESTINATION. After Robb calls the P...

S _ N N Y

D _ S P _ S _ T _ _ N

...he finally gets SUNNY DISPOSITION, but only for $3,200, meaning he still finishes in third place with $6,200. Amanda leaves with $7,150 and Mercedes hangs on with her Prize Puzzle Round bank of $7,907 in cash and Mazatlan.

So far, $21,257 in cash and trip has been given away tonight.

DUDS: B (Robb), F (Amanda), R (Amanda), V (Robb)
DQs: 3 (missolves by everybody)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $4,200 in cash and gift tag

Maxwell House Big Money Round: Our bid of having a PERFECT BONUS ROUND WEEK this week is in serious jeopardy of being halted tonight as a result of tonight's UGLY maingame. Let's see if Mercedes Masongould can keep our PERFECTO hopes alive. She spins the I in AMERICA'S and the category is Things. Starting with:

_ _ _ _ _ N _

_ _ _ _ S

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

_ _ M P I N _

_ _ _ _ S

...she's wrong thinking the first word is CAMPING. They were JUMPING JACKS and not only does she lose $35,000, she finishes as the LOWEST-WINNING CHAMPION OF THE SEASON TO DATE.

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Linda Hendrick's game
Start of Brent Sonnek-Schmelz's game

(Also: Buddy Wright retained his "Jeopardy!" crown tonight with $24,001, making his two-day total $51,202.)

Episode ratings:

9: "Millionaire"
7: "Deal or No Deal", "Jeopardy!", "The Newlywed Game" & "The Price is Right"
6: "Let's Make a Deal"
2: "Wheel of Fortune"

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"RW/RR Challenge: Fresh Meat II" 4/28

Early on this week, Danny Jamieson PUSHES WES BERGMANN DOWN, LEADING INTO A SCUFFLE...but luckily for them, NO penalties are assessed.

CHALLENGE #4 ("King of the Wall"): Each team has to swim 30 years from a dock to a very slippery climbing wall that they have to climb before they ring the bell at the top to stop their clock. The team with the best time will win some Callaway golf clubs.

1. Ev Smith & Luke Wolfe- :59

2. Landon Lueck & Carley Johnson- 1:14

3. CJ Koegel & Sydney Walker- 1:01

4. Danny & Sandy Kang- :57

5. Wes & Mandi Moyer- :53

6. Katelynn Cusanelli & Brandon Drake Nelson- KATELYNN QUITS THIS CHALLENGE

7. Ryan Kehoe & Theresa Gonzalez- 1:04

8. Jenn Grijalva & Noor Jehangir- 1:21

9. Jillian Zoboroski & Peter Connolly- 1:13

FINAL TEAM: Kenny Santucci & Laurel Stucky- :36; WINS THEIR THIRD CHALLENGE OUT OF FOUR!!!

EXILE #4: CJ & Sydney vs. Brandon & Katelynn

THIS EXILE RACE NEVER TAKES PLACE, AS BRANDON & KATELYNN ARE DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE BRANDON GOT DRUNK JUST BEFORE THEY GOT TO THE EXILE COURSE, AND KATELYNN HAS A KNEE INJURY.

"The Ultimate Fighter" 4/28

Before I begin the recap of this episode, I have some bad news to report regarding one of the coaches- Tito Ortiz has been ARRESTED for beating up his domestic partner Jenna Jameson. He's already gotten out of jail on bail, but he's in danger of being fired by the Ultimate Fight Championship.

PRELIMINARY FIGHT #5: Josh Bryant vs. Kris McCray
Referee: Herb Dean

Round 1: The first takedown of the fight is scored by McCray, but he can't come through with either the armbar or the rear-naked choke. He takes Bryant down from behind at 2:26, and then again nearly 20 seconds later. With two minutes to go in this first round, Bryant takes McCray down for the first time and also attempts the rear-naked choke...but he's unsuccessful.

Round 2: Bryant takes down McCray at the 1:41 mark. The second time happens at 2:46; he later goes for a front-face choke, but that doesn't happen. Shortly after that's broken up, McCray scores a takedown on Bryant with 1:34 left in regulation before shifting into the ground-and-pound...NO TKO, however. After the judges deliberate, they say...we're going to Sudden Victory!

SUDDEN VICTORY: Thanks to controlling most of the round and scoring a takedown with a minute to go that nearly led to a rear-naked choke win, the winner of this fight is...





























...Bryant!

"Top Chef Masters" 4/28

In the last preliminary round of the season, these five chefs are competing:

Jody Adams- Rialto Restaurant & Bar in Cambridge, MA (Charity: Partners in Health)
Maria Hines- Tilth Organic Cuisine in Seattle (Charity: PCC Farmland Trust)
Rick Tramonto- Tramonto's Steak & Seafood in Chicago (Charity: Feed The Children through Gregory Dickow Ministries)
Debbie Gold- The American Restaurant in Kansas City
Susur Lee- Lee in Toronto and Shang in Manhattan, NY (Charity: Andre Agassi Foundation for Children)

HIGH-STAKES QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE (first one ever on this incarnation of the show!): Make a fruit plate. The winner not only pockets $5,000 for his/her charity, but a berth in the Champions' Round as well.

The judges for this challenge are Gail Simmons and food photographer Stephen Hamilton. 45 minutes are put onto the clock.

PRESENTATIONS:

Jody: Fig and walnut tart w/ pomegranate syrup & Zabaglione
Debbie: Pecan tempura-stuffed fig w/ Persimmon & tangerine
Susur: East Meets West Fruit Plate w/ "blackberry ravioli" & Thai Basil
Maria: Northwest Trio- apple soup, grilled fig & berries w/ berry mousse
Rick: Herb & fruit shooters

SCORES:

Maria: 3
Debbie: 3.5
Susur: 2.5
Jody: 4
Rick: 3.5- JODY WINS!

ELIMINATION CHALLENGE: Modernize a family meal for the cast/crew of the new hit ABC sitcom "Modern Family" within four hours.

The budget at Whole Foods Market this time is $350 within 45 minutes.

THE FOOD:

Maria: Sockeye salmon w/ paprika potatoes & almond milk/silvers
Susur: Roast chicken & Farce cherry w/ Polenta & Grits, tomato jam & Chili Mint Chutney
Rick: Truffled white beans w/ Escarole & grilled sausage
Jody: Braised chicken thighs w/ mushrooms, Semolina Gnocchi & herb salad
Debbie: Glazed pork loin w/ apple butter & Winter Squash Slaw

FINAL SCORES:

JODY:
Gail: 3.5

Gael: 3.5
Jay: 3.5
Cast/crew: 4
TOTAL: 14.5

DEBBIE:
Gail: 3
Gael: 2.5
Jay: 2.5
Cast/crew: 2.5

TOTAL: 10.5

MARIA:
Gail: 3.5
Gael: 3.5
Jay: 3
Cast/crew: 3.5
TOTAL: 13.5


RICK:
Gail: 4
Gael: 3
Jay: 3

Cast/crew: 3
TOTAL: 13


SUSUR:
Gail: 5
Gael: 5
Jay: 5
Cast/crew: 4.5
TOTAL: 19.5- WINS WITH A NEW EC RECORD!

"America's Next Top Model" 4/28

It's that time again to send the remaining six contestants on the foreign plane flight...which this season is to Auckland, New Zealand (about 22 hours away from the U.S.)! Making a cameo right now is "New Zealand's Next Top Model" judge Colin Mathura-Jeffree.

Go-See Challenge: Four and a half hours are given to see six different designers. They must check in at 62 Model Management, which is owned by the host of "NZNTM", Sara Tetro (she's also the guest judge of the week), before the time runs out; failure to do so will result in elimination from this challenge. Here they are, in no particular order:

1. Twenty-Seven Names
2. Emma Ford Swimwear
3. Kate Sylvester
4. Cybele Wiren
5. Stolen Girlfriends Club
6. Annah Stretton

TARDY: Alasia Ballard (by a whopping 45 minutes), Krista White & Raina Hein

The winner is...























...Angelea Preston! That means for the second straight week, she and Krista will each receive some extra pieces of clothing as their reward!

Tyra Mail #23: "All we need is one, the rest is just fluff."

PHOTO SHOOT #8: Each model will wear the exact same dress made by Lloyd Klein and try to create an individual statement with some sheep and yaks near them.

The photographer is Nigel Barker!

Good: Alexandra Underwood, Krista & Raina
Bad: Alasia, Angelea & Jessica Serfaty


Tyra Mail #24: Judges' meeting

This week's Best Photo winner is...
































...Krista for the second week in a row!

ELIMINATION: Thanks in part to her tardiness during the challenge, Alasia's eliminated over Jessica by a wide margin.

"American Idol" 4/28

The night begins with Ryan Seacrest entering from the audience and Rascal Flatts performing "Unstoppable".

This week's Ford music video song is "Believe" by The Bravery; some Mustang GT Convertibles are used during the video.

After we see that, we see some footage of Ryan and the Top 6 meeting Mike Mitchell, who is the drector of "Shrek: The Final Chapter/Shrek Forever After", which will debut in theaters on May 21st; they also get an advanced screening of that movie.

Other guest performances:

Sons of Sylvia- "Love Left to Lose" (introduced by Carrie Underwood; she's touring with them)
Lady Antebellum- "Need Yot Now"
Shakira- "Gypsy" w/ Rascal Flatts

Next week, the remaining five singers will do some Frank Sinatra songs, with Harry Connick, Jr. being their mentor.

THE BOTTOM THREE: Siobhan Magnus is here for the very first time, while this is the second time for both Casey James & Michael Lynche. The first of these contestants to be saved this evening is...





























...Mike. And in the end, Siobhan is...










































Casey
Siobhan

...GONE DESPITE GETTING THE FINAL PERFORMANCE SPOT LAST NIGHT. Ouch.

BREAKING NEWS: Trial over "Millionaire" assets set

Celador International & The Walt Disney Company will be going to trial on May 26th in Riverside, CA over Celador's claims that Disney violated a complex deal in producing and distributing "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire" in North America by brokering "sweetheart deals" to allegedly cheat Celador out of several million dollars.

Believe it or not, this issue has been going on for six years.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

4/28/2010 Results

LMAD: Wednesday’s edition begins with the Jonathan’s Mailbag Deal. First up is Melissa (dressed as a dinosaur), and here’s the piece of mail she gets:

Dear Wayne: It seems like a lot of TV hosts are coming out with cookbooks. Do you have any cooking tips you can share?

The tips are behind Curtain #1, and she keeps them after turning down $500 and $1,000…but the kitchen behind that curtain is NO GOOD. Secondly, Denise (who’s dressed as a birthday girl) is read this:


Dear Tiffany: Now that you’re in Hollywood, how do you get around the busy streets here?

The answer is behind the big box. She’s first offered $700, $900, $1,200 and $1,500 before being offered $1,800. But she’s sticking with the box…and she gets a giant roller skate. Finally, Michael (dressed as Gumby) hears the following:

Dear Jonathan: With all of the things you say about the prizes, how do you keep your voice so sharp?

After being tempted with $800 and $1,500, he doesn’t want the answer to that question behind Curtain #2 because he wants $2,000 instead…and Jonathan was talking about relaxing during a Caravan.com Costa Rican Tour worth $4,900.

Deal #2 is the Personal Wallet Deal. The wallet being used is the one from Gary, and the predictor will be Latisha (dressed as a bumblebee).

1. At least two credit cards
Prediction: YES- CORRECT ($400 apiece)

2. A receipt of any kind
Prediction: YES- RIGHT ($800 apiece)

3. A wallet-sized photo of anyone but Gary
Prediction: YES- INCORRECT

They both walk away with their money. Here’s what they each passed on:


Latisha: Beverly Hills Shopping Spree ($3,525 behind the big box)
Gary: Game room ($4,987 behind Curtain #3)

Next is Tracy (dressed as a male Tahitian dancer). His deal begins with what’s on the blue small box’s tray (Jonathan)- the Samsung Blu-Ray Disc player and the three-month Netflix subscription, all worth $401. There’s also some cash inside the Netflix package, but he trades it all away for what’s behind Curtain #2…a $799 BBQ. Inside the Netflix was…$2,100.

Izabel then gets a chance to take back to Brazil the Nissan Cube (Curtain #1) if she gets really lucky playing the Lotto. She picks #3, #7 & #6.

1. #6- WAYNE
2. #7- CAR

She can stop now with an Insignia 46” LCD HDTV, a Sony laptop and a Sling Box Pro, a Sure Thing Jackpot worth $2,100 (Curtain #3) or go for either $3,000 or the car. Her decision is to take the electronics…

#3- TIFFANY

…and she made the right call! She was one off the other car, though- it was behind #4.

Time now for a couples deal with Gail & Mel Bannon (dressed as fishermen). Their choices are as follows:

Bronze envelope (Wayne): SOMETHING TO COUNT
Blue small box (Jonathan): SOMETHING TO WEAR
Curtain #2 (Tiffany): SOMEWHERE TO RELAX
Curtain #3 (Tiffany): SOMETHING TO REMEMBER

In the first two rounds, they decide to take the envelope (first Mel, then Gail). Inside the box was…his/her ZONK hats on some Jonathan & Wayne cutouts! The middle curtain had…a pair of BROKEN bathtubs! But with them making a joint decision at this point in the deal, they trade for Curtain #3…if they had stuck with the envelope, they would’ve won a check for $2,300, but they do win a great trip to Rome worth $8,216! PERFECT DEAL!

The last regulation trader of the day is Pamela, who sees a stack of mystery money on the blue small box’s tray (Jonathan). She keeps it by turning down what’s behind Curtain #1…because she avoided being the needle in a haystack, she’s gotten herself 285 $10 bills- PERFECT DEAL #2!

THE BIG DEAL: Izabel gives back her electronics package for a chance to win Wednesday’s Big Deal, which is worth $21,861. Her last pick of the morning is Door #3. The other end of the spectrum, Door #1, had a couple of Paparazzi motorscooters valued at…$2,598. That means she trades up to…an inmodehome.com dining room set w/ some Lenox dinnerware, a total retail value of $7,575. But what she does NOT get…are these vacations to Austria and The Bahamas.

(Note: As of today, the opening spiel has going back to using just the first half of the original one from their time at The Tropicana in Las Vegas.)

TPIR: The first four names on Rich Fields’ list this go-round are Gerald Fair, Jr., Donna Deshon, Sean Tiarks from the University of Delaware and Lonnie Arnold, and the first IUFB is the black Marc Jacobs dress that Rachel Reynolds-Delucci’s wearing right now in front of some cameras. This is also the debut of the “The Price is Right” Look of the Week IUFB segment.

Gerald: $875
Lonnie: $2,200
Sean: $1,700
Donna: $1,300

ARP: $2,437

Lonnie’s look will be better if she wins at least $10,000 in ½ Off. The six SPs are modeled by Amber Donaldson & Lanisha Cole.

1.
Alarm clock: $75
Roasting pan: $37
PICK: Pan- INCORRECT

2.
Food dehydrator: $40
Seychelle stainless-steel water bottle- $25
PICK: Dehydrator- WRONG

3.
Blender: $11
Make-up: $36
PICK: Make-up- DOH

She then picks Box #7. We all know what happened the last time in this same situation…BUT HISTORY DOES NOT REPEAT ITSELF TODAY. The cash was in Box #1 this time.

Fifth is Juan Cevantes and the first regular IUFB of the day is four table lamps (Lanisha at the turntable).

Juan: $500
Sean: $650
Donna: $399 (STAGE GARF)
Gerald: $750

ARP: $1,348

Gerald will have to Pick-a-Number (Amber) for an Ashley home office package that includes a Dell notebook computer (Rachel at Door #3). Board:

$ 4 2 _ 8

NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 4, 7 & 8

He goes with the obvious choice of 7…

$ 4 2 7 8

…this time, that particular number’s lucky!

Headed on down sixth is Ellison Vacca and the third IUFB is a Bose home theater system (Amber at the clam).

Ellison: $1,200
Juan: $1,000
Sean: $1,300
Donna: $1,301

ARP: $1,000, winning Juan a $500 bonus!

He then plays Line ‘Em Up for the Scion xB (Std., Prot, Cover, Mats, Pedals)(Amber at Door #2). Board:

1
?- $478, Nintendo Wii package (Lanisha)
?- $95, Burbury pouch
?- $964, Powerblock weightlifting bench (Rachel)
2


He first moves the board to $18,562…BULLSEYE!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Lonnie ($2,437): 60 + 75 = OOPS
Gerald ($5,626): $.95
Juan ($21,599): Half-Dollar + 35 = $.85

Gerald goes to the Showcase.

After Jennifer Chavez comes on down, the fourth IUFB is fishing equipment (Lanisha behind splitting sign).

Jennifer: $1,500
Sean: $900
Donna: $500
Ellison: $600

ARP: $1,142

Sean from Boston plays the Balance Game (Rachel) for a Sun Tracker Classic Series Bass Buggy 18 (Lanisha at Door #3). The last three numbers in the price are 1, 9 and 0.

DOLLAR VALUES AVAILABLE: $4,000, $6,000 & $8,000

He chooses the top two bags for a total guess of $14,190…THAT’S TOO MUCH. It was the middle guess of $12,190.

Coming out of the Peanut Gallery next is Carolina Inzunza and the next IUFB is a California Outdoor Concepts fire pit table (Rachel behind rising sign).

Carolina: $1,350
Donna: $900
Ellison: $1,400
Jennifer: $901

ARP: $3,630

Ellison, a college student from San Diego that majors in Communications, gets a chance to go to Las Vegas (Amber) and the Loews New Orleans Hotel (Rachel) if she can correctly decide where the One Right Price of $5,742 (Lanisha) should go. She chooses New Orleans…and wins!

Finally comes Jorge Salichs and the final IUFB is an accident avoidance system (Amber & Lanisha). Donna’s been here the whole show, but she will get to bid last in this round.

Jorge: $699
Jennifer: $725
Carolina: $800
Donna: $801

ARP: $1,799, so Donna has finally made it!

She then plays Let Em’ Roll for the Ford Ranger worth $18,160 (Rachel at Door #3). The trio of groceries consists of the Philadelphia Cracker Spread, a box of 24 Wausau Paper Professional Series Royal Linen Envelopes and the Jumbo Space Bag. The spread is $2.99. She’s right about going Higher on the envelopes, which are $7.66and again on the Space Bag, which is $10.99.

1. CAR/CAR/CAR/CAR/$1,500- GOES ON
2. $1,500- ROLLS ONE MORE TIME
FINAL ROLL: LOSES $500

My lineup today:

1. One Right Price
2. Balance Game
3. Line ‘Em Up
4. Pick-a-Number
5. ½ Off
6. Let ‘Em Roll

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Sean: Two 45s = $.90
Donna: $.95
Ellison: 85 + Half-Dollar = OVER

Donna will try for much better luck in today’s Showcase.

The first Showcase has prizes behind Door #1 (Amber) that will make you feel like you’re flying. First, you could practice your flying skills with this flight simulator. Second, you might be going on a flight to The Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, AZ (includes a 40-minute plane ride over the Estrella Mountains). Finally, you’ll probably get a kick out of flying five hours anywhere in a Lucky Jets private jet.

GERALD PASSES TO DONNA; DONNA BIDS 32 GRAND ON FLYING SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE WILLY

MY BID FOR FLYING SHOWCASE: $25K

Gerald’s Showcase has all these retro prizes- a Crosley jukebox, the Elmira Stove Works refrigerator/freezer, a sleek-looking dinette (first three prizes modeled by Rachel at Door #3) and the Ford Mustang Convertible (Lanisha at Door #2).

GERALD BIDS 25 GRAND ON RETRO SHOWCASE- POTENTIAL INTENTIONAL STAGE GARF

MY BID FOR RETRO SHOWCASE: $36,159

GERALD’S SHOWCASE:
BID: $25,000
ARP: $34,880
DIFFERENCE: $9,880

DONNA’S SHOWCASE:
BID: $32,000
ARP: $32,606
DIFFERENCE: $606- WIN

Donna wins $35,405 in cash and prizes.

DOND: Today, we have #4 Amy Naperowski (who is a Polish woman that's married to a Caribbean man). She wants to win enough to create a wedding involving both of their cultures.

ROUND 1:
1. #6 (Scotty)- $75,000
2. #20 (Shyremia)- $5,000
3. #18 (Stephanie)- $7,500
4. #2 (Frannie)- $400
5. #3 (Eddie)- PENNY

OPENING OFFER: $18,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 2:
1. #5 (Dana)- $25
2. #14 (Quan)- $300
3. #12 (Grace)- $100
4. #10 (Twanna)- $500,000
5. #16 (Ayana)- BUCK

SECOND OFFER: $15,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 3:
1. #22 (Howard)- $10,000
2. #11 (Paul S.)- $100,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
3. #8 (Bob)- $250,000 (BIG STRIKE ONE)
4. #1 (Jeannie)- $500

THIRD OFFER: $6,500- NO DEAL

ROUND 4:
1. #17 (Timothy)- $1,000
2. #13 (Jenny)- $200

FOURTH OFFER: $9,000- NO DEAL

ROUND 5:
1. #9 (Jan)- $50,000 (STRIKE TWO; VERY LIMITED SAFETY NET LEFT)
2. #15 (Patsy)- $10

FIFTH OFFER: $4,000- NO DEAL

19th PICK: #19 (Mehran)- $25,000; GAME OVER

And with that, she deals for $900...leaving behind her $50 case. Rest of the board:

#7 (Fran)- $2,500
#21 (Richie)- $5

The Newlywed Game: After that turntable spins around, here are tonight's couples:

Brad & Beth (married 10 months)
Nick & Dotty (married seven months)
Mark & Beata (married seven months; the song played during their wedding was "I Lost on Jeopardy!" by Weird Al Yankovic!!!)

Randy's Intro: "America's sexual healer"

ROUND 1:

1. Would you say your wife's back door has a big ol' padlock on it, a little bit of Caution tape or it's swinging free on the hinge?
2. What was the most surprising thing you learned about your wife when you finally got her in between the sheets?
3. Which movie title best reflects the number of love-making sessions you've had in a month- "28 Days", "The Dirty Dozen" or "The Fifth Element"?

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Brad:
1. Caution tape
2. She was pretty judicial
3. "The Dirty Dozen"

Nick:
1. Caution tape (and he tells their mother to turn off the TV while he's answering!)
2. She occasionally brings a battery-operated friend with her
3. "The Dirty Dozen"

Mark:
1. Padlock
2. She moves around a lot
3. "The Dirty Dozen"

SECOND HONEYMOON TRIP AT STAKE: Guanacaste, Costa Rica (Flamingo)

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Beth:
1. Padlock- NO MATCH
2. Denying that she tried to get rid of her ex-boyfriend- NO MATCH
3. "The Dirty Dozen"- MATCH (5)

Dotty:
1. Caution tape- MATCH (5)
2. Being a little shy- NO MATCH
3. "The Dirty Dozen"- MATCH (10)

Beata:
1. Padlock- MATCH (5)
2. Making the first move- NOT ACCEPTABLE
3. "The Fifth Element"- NO MATCH

Reeds Romance Moment of the Night: Dotty & Nick after their second match

ROUND 2:

1. You're the musical instrument and your husband is the musician. When the two of you are making love, do you feel like a harp, piano or drum set?
2. Complete the following: "When it comes to personal grooming, the strangest thing my husband does is _____________."
Miracle Whip Question of the Night: What J-Lo would your husband refer to have over to the house as a guest for dinner- Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus or John Lovitz?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "My husband's best personality trait is his _____________, and his best physical quality is his ______________."

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Beth:
1. Piano
2. Picking the blemishes on his face
3. Lovitz
BONUS: Humor, dimples

Dotty:
1. Piano
2. Shaving his chest hair
3. Louis-Dreyfus
BONUS: Humor, butt

Beata:
1. Drum set
2. Brushing his teeth a lot
3. Louis-Dreyfus
BONUS: Humor, style

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Brad:
1. Piano- MATCH (15)
2. Nothing- NO MATCH
3. Love Hewitt- NO MATCH
BONUS: Humor, dimples- TWO MATCHES (TRIPLE to 45)

Nick:
1. Drum set- NO MATCH
2. Shaves his chest- MATCH (20)
3. Lovitz- NO MATCH
BONUS: Humor, butt- WIN! (50)

Mark:
1. Piano- NO MATCH
2. Not shaving at all- NO MATCH
3. Lovitz- NO MATCH
BONUS: Humor, eyes- ONE MATCH (20)

Tonight's Consolation Prize: Shoebuy.com gift certificate

WOF: Once again, On the Map is the $1,000 Toss-Up category:

_ _ L _

_ _ R _ _ Y

Monique quickly solves OSLO, NORWAY for $1,000. Let's now meet her and the rest of tonight's contestants:

Monique Powell-Jones (Sacremento)- A human resources worker within her school district; she's also training to be a boxer
Jeff Dezar (Encino, CA)- A recent medical school graduate who's now a resident physician at a local county hospital; he's also been training to be an MMA fighter
Nikki Burgess (Littleton, CO)- Shoe company worker/marathon runner

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Things:

L _ C A L

_ _ _ T O M S

Monique triples her money with LOCAL CUSTOMS.

IHOP Jackpot Round category is Person and out on the wheel now is a trip to the Hotel KongArthur in Copenhagen, Denmark from Worldhotels worth $10,400. She first calls three T's for $1,500, buys four A's and an I, and calls four S's for another $1,600 before buying a U (which is the first letter of this puzzle), lighting up a $300 N and purchasing two E's. After she calls two D's for another $1,600, we have...

U N I T E D / S T A T E S

A _ _ A S S A D _ _

...and she solves UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR for another $4,000 and seven in total.

PERFECT ROUND
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: The same amount that Monique has right now

We move on to a Before & After board, and Jeff begins it with a T for the Wild Card, but his second spin of the wheel lands him on Lose a Turn. Secondly, Nikki calls two O's while on Free Play, an $800 R and a $3,500 N, but after buying two E's, she hits the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose $4,050. Third, Monique calls a $500 M, two C's for another $1,800 and an $800 L, then she buys an A before dudding out with an I purchase; that's the only dud vowel on the board. Afterwards, Jeff lands on LAT again. Following that, Nikki puts up a Y and two G's for $300 apiece and buys the last remaining vowel of U, but she then spins the same Bankrupt from the MDW that she hit earlier to lose the remaining $650. Monique then calls a $600 S...

U S E _

M O T O R C Y C L E

G A N G

...and she solves USED MOTORCYCLE GANG for another $3,200 and a new all-cash total of $10,200.

SOLE DUD: I (Monique)
LATs: 2 (both by Jeff)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both by Nikki)

Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Phrase, and we've got a big puzzle to work with here. Nikki gets things going with three T's for $1,500, the purchase of four E's, three H's for another $1,650 and a $900 S, but she then buys a dud vowel in O. Second, Monique calls an N for the trip and three W's for $900, then she purchases a quartet of A's, calls two C's for the ProTravelGear.com gift tag and we have...

W H E N / T H E

C A T ' S / A W A _

T H E / _ _ C E

W _ _ _ / _ _ A _

...she nails WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY, THE MICE WILL PLAY for an additional $650, the gift tag, the Copenhagen trip and the $6,000 Caravan.com Tour of Costa Rica, making her new total in cash and prizes $28,250!

SOLE DUD: O (Nikki)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: MC6172559 (Marcus C. from Florida)

$3,000 Toss-Up topic is What Are You Doing?:

S I T T I N G

P R _ T _ _

Monique may be SITTING PRETTY right now, but Nikki ends her perfect maingame bid right here with a $3,000 solve.

Next subject is Rhyme Time. First, Nikki calls five T's for $2,500 and buys four E's, then she calls a pair of H's for another $1,800 before we hear the big bell...

_ _ T / T H E / _ E _ _ _

T _ / T H E / _ E T _ _

...and the remaining consonants are worth $1,900 a pop. After Monique makes the double L's appear...

_ _ T / T H E / _ E _ _ L

T _ / T H E / _ E T _ L

...she's able to PUT THE PEDAL TO THE METAL to add $3,800 to her big match-winning haul of $32,050 in cash and merchandise! Nikki gets three large and Jeff gets gooseegged for a C-note.

So far, $36,050 in cash and other loot has been given away tonight.

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $4,700

Maxwell House Big Money Round: Let's see if Monique Powell-Jones can become the 70th endgame winner of the season. After she spins the S in SPIN, we can reveal that the category of this bonus puzzle is Phrase. Starting with:

_ _ _ _ N _

_ _ R _ _ R _

She calls D, P, C and O and gets...

_ O _ _ N _

_ O R _ _ R D

...with no hesitation, she knows Toyota's slogan of MOVING FORWARD for...





























...another 30 G's, for a final total of $62,050 in cash and stuff- you rock, my dear! Also, the Feeding America Bonus Round Charity Bank has broken $60K!

Pat & Vanna then check out a carton of eggs at the end.

Jeopardy!: Hoping to thwart Randall Johnson's tournament hopes right now are:

Alexandria Helprin (NYC)- An Art History graduate student who has been watching the Russian version of this show, which is said to have some very argumentative contestants!
Buddy Wright (Ft. Worth, TX)- Operations engineer

Wednesday's opening category board:

WHERE THERE'S A WILL SHAKESPEARE
SPORTS EQUIPMENT

AT THE DRUGSTORE
THE COUGAR
IN A MUSICAL MOOD
PLAYING BY "EAR"

After the first Triple Stumper of the night with the middle clue in Where There's a Will Shakespeare, Wright finds the Daily Double under its $800 clue with everybody at $400. For $1,000, here's the clue:

Right on, Willy! The phrase "Right on" appears in Act III of this Shakespeare play that takes place in 44 B.C.

"What is 'Julius Caesar'"?...the quote was said by Marc Antony, and he's correct to move up to $1,400. At the first break, the men are again tied for the lead with $3,400 this time, while Helprin has $800.

LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $1,600

SCORES AFTER OPENING ROUND:

Randall: $5,200
Buddy: $7,400
Alexandra: $3,000


DJ! Categories:

AROUND THE WORLD
MOVIE TITLE OBJECTS (a movie title is given on each clue)

MY ART WILL GO ON
NICE SAUSAGE!
SUPREME COURTSHIP
"C" HERE

One of the two DDs in this round go to Johnson with the $1,600 Movie Title Object. He has the outright lead with $8,800, but only by $200 over both of the challengers. He risks 10 times the lead on this title:

"The Pink Panther"

"What is a diamond?"...right to remain ahead for now with $10,800! As the round nears its conclusion, Wright goes DD Hunting and uses the High School Strategy on the last remaining category called Supreme Courtship...and he finds the last DD of the night at the middle spot! This is a barn-burner of a game, as he has $15,400 up to this point; Johnson has $13,600 and Helprin's just a grand off second place. His wager this time is a thou.

He wed Marion Stearns in 1946, eight years after he led the NFL in rushing.

"Who is Emmitt Smith?"...ABSOLUTELY NOT. Correct: Who was Byron "Whizzer" White? BTW, an award has been named after him. Anyway, Wright drops slightly to $14,400, and Helprin is right about the last remaining clue in that topic for an extra $800, taking her to $13,400.

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

SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:

Randall: $13,600
Buddy: $14,400
Alexandra: $13,400

CORYAT SCORES:

Randall: $13,200
Buddy: $15,200
Alexandra: $13,400

Tonight, the 4/5 betting situation and Stratton's Dilemma are in play.

FJ! CATEGORY: Science History.

In August 1971 on The Moon's surface, an astronaut repeated a famous experiment and declared that this man "...was correct".

The question Alexandra Helprin wrote down was "Who is Galileo (Galilei)?"...right for $13K (her betting range was $201-$11,800), meaning her total jumps to $26,400! Randall Johnson...is incorrect with Isaac Newton, but that wouldn't have mattered, because he only wagered $10K (he thus took the safer route of wagering less than $12K; he should've covered Helprin's potential doubled score instead); in any case, his title reign ends with a final score of $3,600 tonight. Buddy Wright...played it right on both parts of this round, giving him the championship with $27,201! Johnson goes home with $19,400.

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Daemon Schultz's game
Game 2
Start of Game 3

Episode ratings:

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