Thursday, September 30, 2010

"WCG Ultimate Gamer" 9/30

Home Base Challenge: While playing "Invincible Tiger", one of the first 3-D video games out there, they have to kill as many opponents as they can in a minute.

The winner is...






























































...Jake Pfister! And his advantage for what's next is...an extra quarter to work with in the first round!

THE GAUNTLET: In each round, at least one contestant will be eliminated.

Round 1: "Pac-Man"- Score as many points as possible until the 10-minute time limit expires or you run out of lives (unless you're Jake).

Here are the results for this first round...





































































WINNER: Justin Wong
2. Jake
3. Yaz Ammari
4. Caesar Noriega
5. Kat Gunn
ELIMINATED: Rachel Querico

Round 2: "Forza Motorsport 3"- Drive the Audi R8 Quatro on the Circuit de Catalunya with your hands handcuffed behind your back for 20 minutes. Then, do the exact same thing in a straightjacket. Whoever travels the least amount of combined distance will be eliminated.

Heat #1:

FIRST PLACE: Kat
DEAD LAST: Justin

Hit me with the latest standings after the other heat...






































































































WINNER: Kat
2. Jake
3. Caesar
4. Yaz
ELIMINATED: Justin

FINAL ROUND: "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction"- While playing in Last Stand Mode with only the reflections in their mirrors to guide them, 10 enemies have to be killed. The winner of each heat advances to the semi-final round.

The first finalist is...









































































































































...Yaz! We'll find out his opponents on the second season finale next week.

9/30/2010 Results

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

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

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

Dear Diary: Here are three things I learned today:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. #2- X

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

FINAL ENVELOPE: #1- O

The last X was in #6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Episode #2:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ARP: $1,329

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

$ 2 3 , _ _ _

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

$ 2 3 , 9 _ _

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

$ 2 3 , 9 4 _

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

$ 2 3 , 9 4 6

...I don't think so.

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

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

ARP: $660

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

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

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

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

ARP: $518

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

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

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

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

FINAL PICK: Applesauce; NOW- WIN!

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

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

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

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

ARP: $1,390

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

75
43

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

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

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

ARP: $599

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

ARP: $2,800

GETTING THE CLUBHOUSE BOOT: Cindy

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

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

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

I liked today's lineup as it is.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MY BID FOR BMW SHOWCASE: $62K

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

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


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

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

21: Thursday's trio:

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

Round 1 Base Cards:

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


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

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

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


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

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


Jennifer: Paul- CORRECT (300)

CARD: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS; BUSTS DARON

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

Jennifer: Ricotta- RIGHT (400)

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

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

Jennifer: "Forrest Gump"- RIGHT (500)

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

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

A: Ford
B: Cadillac
C: Chevrolet

Brian: Cadillac- CORRECT (200)

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

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

Brian: March Madness- YOU BET (300)

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

Round 2 Base Cards:

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


After three queries:

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

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

Jennifer: Mount Sinai- INCORRECT

Choices for Brian:

A: Mt. Everest
B: Mt. Ararat

C: ???

Brian: Ararat- RIGHT (1,000)

CARD: 3 OF DIAMONDS (15)

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

A: Ash Wednesday
B: Thanksgiving

C: Labor Day

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

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

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

Jennifer: Agatha Christie- RIGHT (700)

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

Championship Round Base Cards:

Jennifer: 5 OF SPADES
Brian: 9 OF SPADES

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

Brian: Gold- RIGHT

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

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

Brian: Indianapolis- YOU BET

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

CARD: JACK OF DIAMONDS- WIN!

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

OPENING CARDS:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. 5 OF CLUBS

FINAL CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS

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

_ / _ _ P / O F

_ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _

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

_ / _ _ P / _ _

_ _ _ E _ / _ _ A

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

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

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

_ O N D _ R

W _ _ _ _

Kathy's correct this time out with WONDER WOMAN.

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

E U C A _ _ _ T U S -

S C E _ T E _

S T E A M / R O O M

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

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

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

_ _ N _ E _

B _ S _ N E S S

A S / _ S _ A L

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

SOLE BANKRUPT: Liz

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

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

A L L - _ A _

S _ I / L I _ T

T I _ _ E T S

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

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

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

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

U _ B _ _ L L A

S _ _ _ _

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

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

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

_ _ _ / M _ _ _ _ _

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

PERFECT ROUND

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

_ A S A _ _ A _ _ A

_ _ R _ _ _ _

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

C A S A _ _ A _ C A

_ _ R _ C C _

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

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

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

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $5,200

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

_ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ R

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

H _ P P _

H _ _ R

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




















































































































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

MILLION DOLLAR LOCATION: The G

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

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

Tonight's first six categories:

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

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

Currently, she's the flotus.

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

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

The board for Double Jeopardy!:

THE LAW
THE GOOD HUMOR MAN...
ISLAND HOPPING
SEX, DRUGS & ACCOUNTING
BORN & DIED: SCIENCE EDITION
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During his fast start in the round, McDonnell finds DD #1 underneath the last Island Hopping clue with $7,200; he's five grand behind Spak for first place, while Brown's still $2,400 in debt. He's going for a tie game on the clue I'm about to reveal:

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

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

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

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

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

Scores After Double Jeopardy!:

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

CORYAT SCORES:

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

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

FJ! TOPIC: Alliterative Athletes.

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

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

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

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

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

POP
POWER BALLADS
ROCK
2000s

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

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

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

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

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

CHOICE: A- NO (A: C)

DQ Bonus Question:

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

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

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

ANSWER: Jerry

She walks with $2.5K.

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

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

ROCK
POWER BALLADS
POP
1980s

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

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

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

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

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

CHOICE: C

DQ Bonus Question #2:

Which Grammy-winning singer has two fake teeth?

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

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

ANSWER: Sheryl Crow

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

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

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

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

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

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

She would be correct with 12.

SUBJECT #2: U.S. Geography

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

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

SUBJECT #3: Art

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

A: Abstract
B: Portrait
C: Landscape

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

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

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

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

SUBJECT #5: World Geography

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

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

SUBJECT #6: Social Studies

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

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

SUBJECT #7: Spelling

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

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

FINAL SUBJECT: Grammar

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

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

BONUS QUESTION SUBJECT: U.S. History

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

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

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

How much is 101 - 98 - 2?

He literally gets his first one right.

SUBJECT #2: Measurements

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

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

Robert correctly answers 12:05 AM for the doubler.

SUBJECT #3: Grammar

Which of the following words has a suffix?

A: Unhappy
B: Belong
C: Hopeful

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

SECOND CLASSMATE: Lauren
SUBJECT #4: Social Studies


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

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

SUBJECT #5: Earth Science

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

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

SUBJECT #6: World History

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

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

SUBJECT #7: World Geography

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

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

FINAL SUBJECT: Spelling

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

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

BONUS QUESTION TOPIC: U.S. History

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

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

Millionaire:

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

Episode ratings:

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

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"The Ultimate Fighter" 9/29

Before we recap this week's fight, we need to point out that members of Team Koscheck decided to park cars to the left & right of George St.-Pierre's in order to make it hard for him to enter the building. Also, former boxer Mike Tyson makes a cameo appearance this week!

PRELIMINARY ROUND FIGHT #2: Aaron Wilkinson vs. Michael Johnson
Referee: Steve Mazagatti

TALE OF THE TAPE (they're both 5'11" tall):

AARON:
Age: 23

Reach: 72"

MICHAEL:
Age: 24
Reach: 71"

Round 1: Johnson gets off to a good start with several shots and a takedown at the 36-second mark. He's trying for a guillotine choke on Wilkinson; that doesn't happen, but he does do a better takedown on Wilkinson with 2:22 left in this round. With 90 seconds left, Wilkinson scores his first takedown of the bout.

Round 2: Johnson takes down Wilkinson again just as the first minute of the round ticks away. He then climbs on Wilkinson's back and tries to apply the rear-naked choke, but Wilkinson takes Johnson down at 1:52. Shortly thereafter, he tries to apply a guillotine after jumping in front of Johnson, but he fails miserably and Johnson's beating him up in the back area while he's on the ground...surprsingly, after this round, we're going to Sudden Victory! I thought for sure Johnson had the decision win in the bag at this point.

SUDDEN VICTORY: After getting his opponent down in just eight seconds, the winner by rear-naked choke in :38 is...


























































































...Johnson!

"Survivor: Nicaragua" 9/29

REWARD/IMMUNITY CHALLENGE #3: After collecting and rolling down 10 barrels from a field, they have to put them on platforms before one person on each tribe tries to toss sandbags on each of the barrels. The first tribe to have a sandbag on all of their barrels wins immunity and a garden package.

If La Flor uses their Medallion of Power here tonight, they will already have two barrels with sandbags on top of them...NO.

Throwers:
Espada: Tyrone Davis
La Flor: Ben "Benry" Henry

By a final tally of 10-8...































































...La Flor made the RIGHT decision, because they've won immunity!

TRIBAL COUNCIL #3: Being unanamously voted out, with the other vote going to Dan Lembo, is...



























































































...Jimmy Johnson- he's been SACKED quickly, and will have quite a story to tell to his "NFL on FOX" comrades once he's allowed to do on the air soon.

9/29/2010 Results

LMaD: Today's first three contestants are Shevannah (dressed as a referee), Jaime (a guy who's dressed as a clown) & Roni (who's dressed as a flamingo), and they're each getting a newspaper clue. Shevannah's clue is "Thrillseeker taken for a ride inside the big box", and she keeps the box after turning down $500 & $700...it's the Giant bicycle package ($1,960). Clue #2 for Jaime is "Exhaused trader finds cofort behind Curtain Number 1!", but he quickly turns down this for $700...a bedroom worth $6,755. The final clue Roni receives is "Millions Baffled! Gigantic item found inside small box!", and Tiffany Coyne's controlling it. But after being initially offered $900, she and her husband John quickly take a grand out of Wayne Brady's pocket...they fell way short of winning the Honda Civic DX-VP worth $17,155 (Curtain #2).

The featured couple of this episode consists of Jeremy & Lacey (dressed as crabs), and it's time for the $10,000 Seven Envelopes Deal.

1. Three credit cards
Found?: YES- ENVELOPE #1 ELIMINATED

2. Picture of dog or cat
Found?: NO

3. Mints
Found?: NO

They pick Envelope #2, but even though they did so poorly in the first half of this game, they're turning down with what Wayne's describing behind Curtain #3 because Jonathan Mangum's so busy eating their purse candy- a stainless-steel appliance trio worth $4,017, because they already have a kitchen in their house. Inside their envelope is...$500. The 10 grand was in #6.

Nina (who's dressed as a Hawaiian) is about to play the first round of Caesar's Challenge. The board:

SAANBAN

All of those BANANAS are behind Curtain #1, and she needs to bail out at any time before that curtain's revealed. She's offered $500, $800, a C-note, $1,200, $1,300 & $1,400...BUT SHE GOES ALL THE WAY THANKS TO HER FRIEND ZACHARY (dressed as a sailor) AND ZONKS OUT. She leaves with a $100 bill.

Charlotte's handed a one-swap ATM card, but her friends make her give it to Nicole (who's wearing an afro) for what's behind Curtain #2...and for the second time in a row, at least one friend has caused somebody to get ELIMINATED from this episode- she just ran into a giant chicken, so she should've given it to Nicole and had her sell it back for some money. Therefore, she leaves empty-handed. As for Nicole, the small box (Jonathan) comes into play, and she takes it in order to give her card to William (who's dressed as a beach bum)...that move wins her a pair of watches worth $2,145. The final decision of the ATM machine or the big box goes to William, but he's going for the cash...which is $250. That will cost him...a $4,700 HDTV trio.

Paige's about to try and Find the Aces for either a trip to the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame courtesy of The Journeymasters worth $5,190 (Curtain #1) or an all-new 2011 Ford Fiesta SE Sedan (Std., Paint, #201A) worth $15,840 (Curtain #3).

1. #1- ACE OF HEARTS
2. #1- ACE OF CLUBS; WINS TRIP

She's going for the car, however, with Card #2 the rest of the way out...and we have the first-ever PERFECT WIN in this game, folks! In Round 3, the winning Ace was the other red one, for the record.

Lastly, Kevin (who's wearing an umbrella hat) gets the other Caesar's Challenge board:

RIMPEREE

The mystery prize is back of Curtain #3, and he passes up the money that was in a bankroll...yeah, he is going to the PREMIERE of a movie, but it's one of the ZONK Movies of the Week titled "Barry Zonker Part VII: The Rise of Black Magic". Besides the $5 bill on the outside, there were 20 Benjamins inside, so he threw away a total of $2,005 and will have to settle for $105 of that. That means it's "time" for Nicole to trade in her watches for a shot at a Big Deal of the Day.

THE BIG DEAL: She's going for a $28,702 BD this morning with Door #2. Instead of Door #1 having the BD again, back there this time was some patio furniture and a BBQ worth $6,741. Her door has the Bank Vault...but she trades down slightly to $1,516. She misses out on a Trip of a Lifetime to Italy and a Harley-Davidson.

The 2 PM episode kicks off with Sean (a race car driver who's dressed as a judge) being designated The Man Who Can't Say No. Joining him in this deal first is Kelsie (dressed as a Disco ball), who can either have a grand or what's behind Curtain #1. Since she wants the money in order to sit out the rest of the deal, Sean gets...a dining room worth $3,440. The other lady in this deal is Stephanie (who's wearing our country's colors, including a red party hat w/ a small American Flag attached to it), and she also wants her $1K, meaning Sean adds to his furniture this in the small box (Jonathan)...a ZONK bank sale. Finally, he gives back the dining room group for what the big box has...the Honda Fit (Curtain #2)- that means the final verdict is that he's the first player on this version of the show to win any automobile other than a SmartCar from the big box!

Leticia (who's wearing an afro) is about to learn that Time I$ Money in this episode's second deal. She picks Clocks #13, #14, #2 & #4.

1. #2- :02
2. #13- DUD
3. #14- :05

In the Sure Thing Jackpot is a Maytag black washer/dryer package worth $2,498 (Curtain #1), but she's going for a possible eight thou.

FINAL CLOCK: #4- DUD; WINS $8K!

For Deal #3, Selina from Hollywood, FL (according to her fire hat; that's also the hometown of WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler) sees the Box Full of Money come into play (this season, it has a monitor with a question mark on it amongst a money background), but she's interested in Curtain #1 instead...the money box was full of $1K in $5 bills, but she's won the $8,499 Kawasaki jet ski- PERFECT DEAL!

The next two participants today are Christopher (dressed as a Hawaiian cowboy) & Beverly (a 79-year-old dressed as an old Disco lady). For the first two rounds, they're working as a team. Their first choice is either a bankroll with a buck on the outside or the trip in the small box (Jonathan). These two keep the bankroll for the time being...and that means they definitely WON'T be going on a $5K 72" private yacht trip to the Catalina Islands. They also don't want the Fall thing behind the middle curtain...it was a ton of dead tree leaves! Now that they're on their own, Christopher gives back his dough so that he can take The Big Risk on Curtain #3...Beverly's leaving with $201 (because there are 10 $20s in the bankroll), but Christopher's got a three-in-one game table plus a beer keg cooler, a prize package worth $2,350.

Let's put Olivvier's grocery debut knowledge to the test with the following:

Kid Cuisine- 1980
Fiddle Faddle- 1970
Hershey's Cocoa- 1910

She's spotted $500, but for every time she correctly predicts whether each product was introduced Before or After the posted year, she'll add that much money to her potential winnings.

Kid Cuisine: AFTER- 1990 ($1K)
Fiddle Faddle: AFTER- 1967
Hershey's Cocoa: BEFORE- 1894 ($1.5K)

Her Big Risk prize's behind Curtain #1, but she says no to...a DUD Ford!

Before we try again to give away a BD, we need to call on the last three new traders of the day-
Nathan (who's wearing a baby doll named Carlos), Ferrin (dressed as a laundry hamper) & Betty (dressed as a nurse). In this first round, two of the three silver envelopes have five Benjamins, while one will knock somebody out of the game with a quintet of $20s.

Nathan- $500
Ferrin- $500
Betty- $100

Two golden envelopes next come into play, one of which has the $500 and the other having the $100.

Ferrin- $100 ($600)
Nathan- DOUBLER

At this point, Nathan can keep his moolah or buy either the red small box, the blue small box or the big box. He purchases the blue one...which has a Michael Green & Co. pearl jewelry set totaling $6,351! But could he have done even better with one of the other two boxes?...

Red- ZONK Bake Sale
Big box- Broken hearts

...NO- PERFECT DEAL #2!

THE BIG DEAL: Leticia opts to buy Door #2 since she was born in the month of February, hoping to turn her $8K into the most expensive BD of the season to date, with a total price tag of $28,914. In Door #3 was a desk, an HP Touchsmart desktop computer system and the Panasonic 37" LCD HDTV, all worth $3,044. After we open her door...she's flying to the Divi Resort in Barbados worth $7,185. But if she had found the BD behind Door #1...she would've also won the office plus a KIA Soul Sport.

Though the BD wasn't won on this episode, a new season-high was set: $44,436!

TPiR: I have a bad feeling about this episode after what happened yesterday. The First Four consists of Keli'i Wesley, Sonya Jo Alvarez, Nelson Minter & Grace Duff, and the opening IUFB is one of those Honda CRF 100 motorcycles (Rachel).

Keli'i: $749
Sonya Jo: $1.5K
Nelson: $2K
Grace: $900

ARP: $2,698

Nelson from St. Louis will add the Ford Ranger (Std., Prot, SpdCtrl, Seat)(Lanisha at Door #2) if he knows what he's doing at Money Game. Board:

(28)(39)(64)
(75)(50)(85)
(19)(18)(20)

MIDDLE NUMBER: 7 ($ _ _ , 7 _ _)

He immediately knows 19 are the first two digits...and sure enough, that results in a LOSS. His other picks were 39, 75, 85 & 20 (air horn alert), costing him the $19,728 Ranger and sending him right back to his seat with a small cash pot of $219.

DQ: Picking 20 on final pick

Fifth is Jennifer Hunt and the second IUFB is water skiing equipment (Gwendolyn behind rising sign).

Jennifer: $795
Grace: $600
Keli'i: $999
Sonya Jo: $1K

ARP: $1,510

Sonya Jo's playing It's In the Bag (Lanisha & Rachel), and on the cart today are Keebler Town House Original Light Buttery Crackers, a snack platter consisting of cheese, fruit & caramel dip, a box of Sun-Light Oxi-Action, Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser, Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows & a box of eight Crayola Crayons. Her guesses are these:

$1.07: Crayons
$19.99: Platter
$3.19: Crackers
$5.49: Cleanser
$4.19: Detergent

She LOSES two large- the crackers and the detergent were reversed.

Sixth is Charles Washuk from the Air Force and IUFB #3 on the train (Gwen) is a three-piece set of Antler luggage (Rachel).

Charles: $850
Jennifer: $900
Grace: $1K

Keli'i: $1,001

ARP: $1,020

Keli'i plays Double Prices (Gwen) right in front of Contestant's Row for a trip to the Dom Pedro Palace in Lisboa, Portugal (Lanisha at Door #4). The choices are $8,794 & $9,587, and his answer is $8,794...not enough.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Kell'i ($1,020): $.90
Sonya Jo ($1,510): 55 + Nickel = $.60
Nelson ($2,917): 60 + Dime = $.70; KELLI ADVANCES TO SHOWCASE

We try again for our first winner of the day with maybe Scott McKinney and the fourth IUFB is a GE washer/dryer (Rachel behind the Giant Price Tag).

Scott: $1,800
Charles: $1,801
Jennifer: $2K
Grace: $1,200

ARP: $2,268

Jennifer plays One Wrong Price for a video gaming package marked at $3,549 (Lanisha), a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano marked at $4,499 (Rachel) and a few designer evening bags marked at $3,796 (Gwen). Yours truly & Jennifer pick the video game stuff...which is actually $2,494!

Before we find out if Charity Wiese will also be a winner today, we have to do yet another IUFB, which is a Sharp 42" LCD HDTV w/ a desktop computer (Gwen & Lanisha).

Charity: $1,250
Grace: $2K
Scott: $1,600

Charles: $1,601

ARP: $1,627

Charles plays One Away for the Scion xB (Std., Security, Prot, Cover)(Rachel at Door #3). Board:

$ 2 8 , 5 3 6

His first attempt:

$ 1 9 , 4 4 7

Four of those are correct. He needs to change the right 4...

$ 1 9 , 4 4 5

...BUT HE CHANGES NEITHER ONE, ZONKING OUT OF THIS GAME FOR GOOD (and maybe even being forced to do some push-ups off-camera). ARP: $19,427.

DQs: 2 (back-to-back fours on both guesses)

The last player to hear their name called is Henry Underwood and the final IUFB's a gas fire pit (Rachel behind splitting sign). Grace has been here the whole hour and is bidding third in the final round.

Henry: $1,800
Charity: $1,100
Grace: $1,801
Scott: BUCK

ARP (shortly after Rachel feeds J.D. Roberto a marshmallow): $1,499

HAVING TO GO TO THE MEMBERSHIP DESK: Grace

Charity plays Cliff-Hangers (Gwen) for a Beachcomber Hot Tub and an Almost Heaven Barrel Sauna, an outdoors prize package worth $12,593 (Lanisha at Door #3).

Blender: $40- $22 ($7 left)
Elite toaster: $25- $35
KitchenAid chopper: $40

But hold it right there- Drew Carey misinterpreted Charity's first bid on the blender, which was supposed to have been $30 instead of $40, so she gets a TECHNICAL WIN! However, since the error wasn't caught until at the start of the credits, she will be spinning first in the other Showcase Showdown.

My lineup:

1. One Wrong Price
2. It's In the Bag
3. Money Game
4. Double Prices
5. One Away
6. Cliff-Hangers

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Charity ($14,189): 55 + Quarter = $.80
Charles ($1,627): 75 + 80 = OVER
Jennifer ($13,057): Nickel + 70 = Three Quarters; CHARITY GETS TOP WINNER'S SHOWCASE PODIUM

Somebody could be taking an Olympus digital SLR camera & a Panasonic dust/shock/waterproof camera/camcorder package (Lanisha) with them on a six-night Tour of the Southwest (Lanisha) while they're driving in the Ford Escape (Gwen at Door #2).

CHARITY BIDS $26K ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF

MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $31,525

Keli'i's Showcase is made up of a stainless-steel kitchen trio (Gwen at Door #1), a home gym that includes an Inspire home gym, an Avanti treadmill & the JVC 46" LCD HDTV (Rachel at Door #3) & a KTM 250 XCW motorcycle (Manuela in front of CR).

KELI'I BIDS 22 LARGE ON ROOMS/MOTORCYCLE SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR ROOMS/MOTORCYCLE SHOWCASE: $20,825

CHARITY'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $26,000
ARP: $31,631 (I DSWed)
DIFFERENCE: $5,631

KELI'I'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $22,000
ARP: $20,821 (I overbid by $4)
OVER- CHARITY WINS!


Charity's total prize winnings add up to $45,820.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 2-4 (w/ one TW)
TOTAL WINNINGS: $65,951

21: Wednesday's panel:

Jeremy Blannard (originally from Buffalo, NY)- Non-profit organization worker
Jen ? (Manhattan Beach, CA)- Restaurant worker
Lauren ? (originally from Allentown, PA)

Round 1 Base Cards:

Jeremy: KING OF CLUBS
Jen: 5 OF CLUBS
Lauren: 6 OF CLUBS


Maingame Bonus Trip: Las Vegas

1. Last year, reality show mom Kate Gosselin was reportedly shocked when what magazine offered her $400K to pose?

Lauren: Playboy- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 5 OF SPADES (11)

2. Should your baby's first words be "Moo Goo Gi Pan", she's a genius because that's what type of dish?

A: Italian sausage
B: Frosted sponge cake
C: Chicken stir-fry

Jeremy: Chicken stir-fry- CORRECT (100)

CARD: JACK OF SPADES; FREEZES AT 20

3. If you're worried a different actor will play Sherlock Holmes, there will be "No s&!*, sherlock"! Who's said to play Sherlock Holmes in a 2011 sequel?

Lauren: "Who is Robert Downey, Jr.?"- RIGHT (200)

CARD: 3 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO JEN (8)

4. According to a survey by Men's Health.com, 57% of women said they're wondering what during sex?

A: "Is my partner enjoying it?"
B: "Am I enjoying it?"
C: "Can my knees hold out?"


Lauren: "Is my partner...?"- RIGHT (300)

CARD: 2 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO JEN (10)

5. What red-headed beauty converted to Judaism in order to have a glorious marriage with "Borat" actor Sacha Baron Cohen?

A: Kate Winslet
B: Isla Fisher

C: ???

Lauren: Isla- RIGHT (400)

CARD: QUEEN OF HEARTS; WINS ROUND & TRIP (900)

Round 2 Base Cards:

Jeremy: 6 OF DIAMONDS
Jen: 3 OF DIAMONDS
Lauren: 2 OF SPADES

After the first couple of questions in this round, we now see:

Jeremy: (6D)(5H) = 11 (200)
Jen: (3D)(7S) = 10 (100)
Lauren: 2 OF SPADES (900)

3. What would be the most appropriate place to tell someone that his Peano's fat, but a little musty?

A: Gym
B: Riding academy
C: Winery

Jeremy: Winery- YES INDEED (300)

CARD: 6 OF SPADES; PASSES TO JEN (16)

4. Having never delated in popularity, what '60s band is #1 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock?

Lauren: The Beatles- INCORRECT

Choices for everybody else:

A: Metallica
B: Van Halen
C: Led Zeppelin

Jeremy: Led Zeppelin- RIGHT (400)

CARD: 10 OF SPADES- ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND AGAINST LAUREN

Championship Round Base Cards:

Jeremy: 8 OF HEARTS
Lauren: 4 OF SPADES

1. Talk about kissing cousins- what U.S. President married his cousin Eleanor?

Jeremy: Franklin Roosevelt- RIGHT

CARD: 7 OF DIAMONDS (15)

2. If you accidentally slipped a discus during a Track & Field meet, it might occur as part of what 10-event contest?

A: Biathlon
B: Decathlon
C: Triathlon

Lauren: Decathlon- RIGHT

If at least another seven appears, it's game over and she'll win.

CARD: KING OF SPADES- WIN!

BLACKJACK BONANZA WITH THREE BURGER KING POWER CHIPS:

OPENING CARDS:

HAND #1: 9 OF HEARTS
HAND #2: 10 OF SPADES
HAND #3: 7 OF HEARTS


1. 2 OF HEARTS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #1 (11)

2. 2 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #3 (9)

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

4. 3 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (two PCs left)

5. 7 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (16)

6. 4 OF SPADES; CHANGES IT (one PC left; could've won $5K by now)

7. 9 OF SPADES; CHANGES THAT ALSO (no PCs left)

8. 3 OF HEARTS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (19)

9. KING OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #2 (20); STOPS WITH $2K AND THE TRIP

10. 6 OF SPADES

It was a lot of work, but she could've won the $25K without using any PCs had she placed the first three cards in Hand #3, the four and the second seven in Hand #2 and the three & the nine in Hand #1.

WoF: Let's hope for a very exciting & relaxing game tonight, starting with this $1,000 Toss-Up in the subject of Rhyme Time (and Pat's tongue is of a different color after having some kind of fruity candy being given to him by a stage manager):

L E S S

S T _ E _ S

Jonathan will have LESS STRESS after solving this puzzle to get on the board first. Let's meet him now and his opponents:

Jonathan King (Milford, NH)- Software engineer
Lisha Shinolt (Columbus, IN)
Guadalupe Garcia (L.A.)- Worker for the L.A. County Department of Health Services

$2,000 Toss-Up category is Person:

_ E W / _ _ S T

_ R _ _ _ _

Jonathan solves NEW BEST FRIEND fairly quickly for a tripler.

Advil PM Jackpot Round category is Same Letter and out on the wheel now is a $6.5K trip to the Puntacana Resort & Club in the Caribbean from SpaFinder.com. He immediately gets the Wild Card with two T's, followed by four S's for the vacation, but then Lose a Turn. Secondly, Lisha calls a $600 R, buys five E's, but she then hits the right Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose the remaining $350. Third, Guadalupe spins the regular Bankrupt in between $600 & $900. As we return to Jonathan, he calls four D's while on Jackpot for two grand and we have...

D E _ _ _ _ _ _ S

D E _ _ D E _ T

D E S S E R T S

...he'll have plenty of DELICIOUS DECADENT DESSERTS with a $6,100 Jackpot! And when we add the trip to his winnings, he now has $17,600 in cash & travel!

SOLE LaT: Jonathan
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both women)

The next puzzle category is Show Biz. Lisha begins by calling three T's for the MDW, two R's for $1,800, buys four E's but then a dud vowel of A. Second, Guadalupe runs into LaT. Third, Jonathan calls D for dud consonant, so we get right back to Lisha, who calls four N's for another $1,800, purchases six I's and puts up a $3.5K S & four C's for an extra $2,200. After that, she buys a couple of O's to clean out the vowels and lights up a $300 F prior to calling a dud in M while on Free Play. Following an $800 P, she makes a pair of L's show up for $600 more and we have...

S C I E N C E

F I C T I O N

T _ R I L L E R

I N C E P T I O N

...she solves SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER INCEPTION to keep the MDW and win 10 large!

DUDS: A (Lisha), $500 M (Lisha), $900 D (Jonathan)
SOLE LaT: Guadalupe

Meineke Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category is Event. Guadalupe lands on the ProTravelGear.com gift tag to start and picks it up with two N's, then she calls a $900 F, buys an O and E, but she then spins LaT for the second time tonight. Second, Jonathan calls two G's for $1,200, buys trios of I's and A's, but he next Bankrupts in between $600 & $900 to forfeit the WC and $700. Third, Lisha calls trip H's for $1,350 and buys the last vowel of U, followed by three S's for another $1.5K, the same number of C's for an additional $2,400, a $500 P, a dud of L while on FP, a $450 T and...

C A S H I N G / I N

A / H U G E / S T A C _

O F / C H I P S

...she adds $5,950 to her total and will hopefully be CASHING IN A HUGE STACK OF CHIPS at The Venetian in Las Vegas! This $5,510 trip gives her the lead with $21,460 in cash & Vegas!

SOLE DUD: $500 L (Lisha)
SOLE LaT: Guadalupe
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jonathan

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: SW10540 (Shannon W. from South Carolina)

Around the House is the $3,000 Toss-Up topic:

_ _ _ Y L E

S O C K _

Lisha rings in with ARGYLE SOCKS...yes indeed to move up to $24,460 in cash & trip!

On to the Last Chance Round with the category of On the Map and a consonant value of...$1,600, but Lisha's not quite out of the woods yet. Midway in the round, she calls an M...

_ _ _ _ N _ _ _ _ N

_ _ N M _ R _

...and she nails COPENHAGEN DENMARK to add $8K to her winning total of $32,460, meaning she becomes the first player this season to try for the million dollars! Jonathan's going away with $17,600 in cash & Caribbean and Guadalupe gets the $1K consolation check because she didn't have a whole lot of luck tonight.

So far, $51,060 in cash & trips has been awarded this evening!

DUDS: I (Jonathan), L (Guadalupe), S (Guadalupe), T (Jonathan)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $1,050

MAXWELL HOUSE MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND: If Lisha wins the million tonight, she'll become the all-time top winner on this show. She spins the double star and the final category is Phrase. Starting with:

_ ' _ / _ _ _ _ E

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

I ' M / _ _ _ _ E

...she's wrong with "I'M HAPPY". If she had said "I'M AWAKE"...





















































































































...she would've nearly doubled her dough with an additional $30K. However, if that Bonus Wheel hadn't slid past the S, she would've instead been the first-ever million dollar loser. In any case, she leaves us with $32,460 in cash & trip.

Video Bonus: Lisha's thrilling night on "Wheel"

J!: I'm not giving Kara Spak much hope of becoming a five-time champion tonight, but let's see if she can pull it out against:

Molly Zeigler (Buffalo, NY)- Mom/graduate student
Claire Bea (Washington, D.C.)- Legal assistant

Here are the opening six categories:

LITERARY LINES
SCARY STARTS

A FREEZER FULL OF FOOD
TRAVEL & TOURISM
COLORFUL CREATURES
ALLITERATION ALL AROUND

At the first timeout, Bea leads Spak $2,400-$2,200, while Zeigler has half the leader's total. Incidentally, the first clue after the commercials have ended is the middle one in Alliteration All Around, and it talks about "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" $1M winner George Smoot!
To end the round, Spak gets the Daily Double under the last Alliteration clue with $5,600 and a $2K lead over Bea; Zeigler has $1,200. Her wager is $3K. To remain the leader heading into Double Jeopardy!, here's the clue from Kelly Miyahara:

To stem bleeding, use this alliterative spot where an artery lies over a bone, like in the upper arm and the top of a thigh where it meets the adbomen.

"What is pressure point?"...correct to keep the lead with $8,600!

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2K
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,400
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3,400

DJ! Topics:

20TH CENTURY HISTORY
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
INDIANA JONESING
THE DOCTOR IS IN
SACRED TO THIS RELIGION (the religion must be identified)
IT'S ABOUT TIME

Spak gets on a roll early on to make it deep into Lock Game Territory with $13K, but Bea finds one of the two DDs in the round after choosing the middle clue regarding 20th Century History. She has $3,600 and is ahead of Zeigler by $1,200 for second place. Bea opts to go for a True DD. For $7,200 or nothing, this would be her clue:

It's the year of the promised return seen here.

"What is 1948?"...close, but NO cigar. The actual year of said event was 1944; as it turns out, the last four clues in that category (including that one) are Triple Stumpers. Towards the end this round, with the $1,200 & $1,600 clues in Indiana Jonesing & the $1,600 one in Sacred To This Religion all being left behind, Bea picks off the other DD attached to the $2K Religion clue. Unfortunately, she's in last place with $2,800 by a margin of $400, and Spak's in LGT with $13,400. In any event, she puts a C-note on the line with this:

The Potala Palace

"What is Hinduism?"...incorrect, so she slips to $1,800. The right religion happened to be Buddhism.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $8,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $11,600

Scores After DJ!:

Kara: $15K (LG!!!)
Claire: $3,800
Molly: $3,200

CORYAT SCORES:

Kara: $13K
Claire: $8,400
Molly: $3,200


FJ! CATEGORY: Geographic Terms.

As their bordering countries are all this adjective, Liechtenstein & Uzbekistan are considered "double" this.

MOLLY:
Response: "What is landlocked"
Wager: $3,199

Final score: $6,399

CLAIRE:
Response: "What is landlocked?"
Wager: DOUBLE
Final score: $7,600


KARA:
Response: "What is great?"
Wager: $2K

Wins fifth game with: $13K

Kara Spak's new grand total is $83,401! But I'm guaranteeing that she'll lose tomorrow night.

DFtL!: The first person going to the show's hot spot is Jay Sherwood (who is a Rabbi that has been to about 650 concerts). Categories:

POP
STEVIE WONDER
ROCK
1980s

1. Rock
A: "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner (1978)
B: "Hey Jealousy" by Gin Blossoms (1993)

PICK: "Hot Blooded"
MISSING WORDS: Four

PREVIOUS LINE: "Come on baby, do you..."
FINAL GUESS: "...do more than dance?"


2. Stevie Wonder
A: "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" (1973)
B: "I Wish" (1976)
PICK: "You Are the Sunshine of My Life"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "I feel like this is the beginning, though I've loved..."
FINAL GUESS: "...you for a million years"


3. 1980s
A: "Rosanna" by Toto (1982)
B: "Head To Toe" by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam (1987)
PICK: "Rosanna"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "Now she's gone and I have to say"
BASE GUESS: "Meet you all the way"


A: "Meet you, then we'll play"
B: "Why did you go away?"
C: His guess


CHOICE: C

4. Pop
A: "Lost in Love" by Air Supply (1980)
B: "In My House" by Mary Jane Girls (1985)
PICK: "Lost in Love"

MISSING WORDS: Eight
PREVIOUS LINE: "You know you can't..."

FINAL GUESS: "...be lost in my heart without your love" (A: "...fool me, I've been loving you too long")

DQ Bonus Question:

The members of Led Zeppelin settled on their name after a derogatory comment from what performer?

A: Keith Moon
B: Dusty Springfield
C: Otis Redding
D: Paul McCartney

Hint: He was the drummer for the group "The Who"

ANSWER: Keith

He leaves with $5K.

ENCORE: "On the Radio" by Donna Summer (1980)
MISSING WORDS: Nine
PREVIOUS LINE: "Don't it..."
GUESS: NOTHING (A: ...kinda strike you sad when you hear our song")

In the nightcap, here comes Lisa Fratto (who's a marketing coordinator that has broken one of her feet three times and has even broken a TV at least once) with the following subjects:

POP
1980s
ROCK
LET'S DANCE

1. Rock
A: "What I Like About You" by The Romantics (1980)
B: "Inside Out" by Eve 6 (1998)
PICK: "What I Like About You"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "Wanna come over tonight, yeah, keep on whispering..."
FINAL GUESS: "...in my ear"


2. Let's Dance
A: "Second Time Around" by Shalamar (1980)
B: "Bailamos" by Enrique Iglesias (1999)
PICK: "Bailamos"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Nothing can stop us tonight, Bailamos"
FINAL GUESS: "Let the rhythm take you over"


3. 1980s
A: "We Got the Beat" by The Go-Go's (1981)
B: "Forever Young" by Alphaville (1985)
PICK: "We Got the Beat"

MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Hang around 'til quarter after twelve"

BASE GUESS: "That's when they fall in line"

A: "That's when they start to shine"
B: "Then they all fall in line"
C: Her guess


CHOICE: C

4. Pop
A: "Little Jeannie" by Elton John (1980)
B: "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" by Blue Cantrell (2001)
PICK: "Little Jeannie"
MISSING WORDS: Eight
PREVIOUS LINE: "And I want you to be my..."
FINAL GUESS: "...loving wonderous woman that I love so much" (A: "...acrobat, I want you to be my lover")


DQ Bonus Question #2:

No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani married the lead singer from what band of the '90s?

A: Bush
B: Collective Soul
C: Dishwalla
D: Incubus

Hint: Their debut album was "Sixteen Stone" in 1984

ANSWER: Bush

She also takes home $5K.

ENCORE: "Middle of the Road" by The Pretenders (1984)

5th Grader: On the third night of Fifth Grade Reunion Week, Nick Mattos (who's a graduate student at Pepperdine University in Learning Technologies) checks in. Topics, please:

1st Grade Animal Science
1st Grade Math
2nd Grade U.S. Geography
2nd Grade Astronomy
3rd Grade Earth Science
3rd Grade World Geography
4th Grade U.S. History
4th Grade World History

FIRST CLASSMATE: Jordan (whose favorite book is Running Out of Time)
OPENING SUBJECT: Animal Science

Vultures are what class of animal?

A: Birds
B: Reptiles
C: Mammals

He gets on the board with the answer of birds.

SUBJECT #2: Astronomy

What celestial body is located approximately 240,000 miles from the Earth?

A: The Moon
B: Jupiter
C: The North Star


After eliminating The North Star, he guesses The Moon...and he triples his money.

SUBJECT #3: World Geography

The country of Turkey's located on two continents. Asia's one of them; what's the other?

He uses the Peek and takes Jordan's guess of Europe because he rang in so fast...sure enough, that's right for $5K.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Ty (who once rode in a 27-mile bike race)
SUBJECT #4: U.S. History


What former First Lady was appointed by President Harry Truman as a delegate to the United Nations?

His best answer is Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis...NO. It was one of the Roosevelts, Elanor.

SUBJECT #5: World History

What European country's official motto, which originated during its 18th Century revolution and was added to its constitution in the 1950s, translates in English to mean "liberty, equality, fraternity"?

Nick thinks it over and answers on his own with France...that's the country!

SUBJECT #6: Earth Science

T or F: Pumice is a type of rock that can float on water.

He knows it's a volcanic rock and is sure about True being the answer...it is.

FINAL CLASSMATE: Danielle (who enjoys doing gymnastics & Martial Arts)
SUBJECT #7: U.S. Geography


Louisiana borders Mississippi, Arkansas and what other U.S. state?

He uses the Copy. Had he guessed Georgia, he would've goofed, but only Danielle's answer of Texas matters...and it's right!

FINAL SUBJECT: Math

If Johnny takes the difference in 13 & 8 and the difference of 21 & 7 and then adds those results together, what number does he now have?

His last regulation answer of 19...adds up to a total of $12.5K! And given how the two players prior to him have fared on the Bonus Questions, he Drops Out with the money.

BONUS QUESTION CATEGORY: Science

Bait & tackle shop owner Patrese Hedding's hoping to reel in a lot of dough thanks in part to the following:

1st Grade Animal Science
1st Grade Nature
2nd Grade Music
2nd Grade Spelling

3rd Grade Cultural Studies
3rd Grade Grammar

4th Grade Math
4th Grade U.S. Geography

FIRST CLASSMATE: Jenni (who's learning to speak French)
OPENING SUBJECT: Animal Science

The wild turkey's native to which of the following continents?

A: Europe
B: Asia
C: North America

North America puts her on the board.


SUBJECT #2: Spelling

Spell the following word, which is the name of a small species of fly- "gnat".

She spells it correctly for the tripler.


SUBJECT #3: Grammar

How many possessive pronouns are in the following sentence- "She took her raccoon to his school"?

Patrese's guess on this question is two...$5K.


SECOND CLASSMATE: Lauren (who's on a synchronized swimming team)
SUBJECT #4: U.S. Geography

The Blue Ridge Mountains extend through several eastern U.S. states. Which one's the Northernmost state?

She's not sure, so the Peek's used. After looking over Lauren's answer of Virginia, she locks that in...lovely thought, but NOT right. Her gut of Montana was also written down by Armaan, but that's also wrong- the correct state was Pennsylvania.

SUBJECT #5: Math


The cube of what number is 27?

I know it, but she doesn't, meaning it's Copy time...and Lauren nails three for the $7.5K!

SUBJECT #6: Music

By definition, a "trio" is a composition for how many voices?

Once again, she's right by locking in three.

SUBJECT #7: Cultural Studies

T or F: Danish's an official language of Denmark.


She puts in her gut of True...yes!

FINAL SUBJECT: Nature

How do pumpkins typically grow?

A: In water
B: In a patch of vines
C: In trees


Her final answer of B...is right! She leaves as the second straight $12.5K winner.

BONUS QUESTION SUBJECT: World History

(Note: This season's episodes are taped at Sony Pictures Studios.)

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Meghan Nelson's game
Game 2

Episode ratings:

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