LMaD: The first deal involves not three, but four traders- Leah (whose car recently got totaled), Anthony (dressed as The Incredible Hulk), Amanda & Miss Plus America Elite Evelyn.
Curtain #1: Leah- IKEA living room & Toshiba 42" LCD HDTV ($3,821)
Silver Small Box (Tiffany Coyne in front of Curtain #2): NOBODY (Evelyn takes $700)- iPad ($829)
Silver Envelope (Wayne Brady): Anthony- Trip to Yosemite ($6,385)
Big Box: Amanda (after turning down $600)- Hockey goalie donkey
Joyce (dressed as a pool player) & George (dressed as a sushi chef) are the first people this year to play the Spell the Car Name Deal for the Beetle (Curtain #3).
Joyce: Gold- $100
George: Silver- $50
Joyce: #3- WIPEOUT
George: #7- B (B-----)
George continues after refusing $400.
REST OF THE GAME FOR GEORGE:
3. #2- E (BE----); TURNS DOWN $500
4. #1- T (BE-T--); TURNS DOWN $800
5. #6- E (BEET--); TURNS DOWN $1K
6. #8- L (BEETL-); TURNS DOWN $1.5K
Now, the first time this game was won on March 2, 2010, Stacy also had his opponent Marisa wipe out. The same thing will happen to George, to the tune of $19,630 in cash & car, if he picks #4 last...YEAH- PERFECT DEAL!
Cliff & Sherry (dressed as the King & Queen of Hearts) are Friday's featured couple; Cliff has the VETO card in case he doesn't like any of Sherry's decisions.
Round 1: $800 or Curtain #2?
CURTAIN #2: Home pizzeria package ($2,252)
Round 2: Curtain #2 or Silver Small Box (Jonathan Mangum)?
PICK: Middle curtain
BOX: Trip to the Villa del Palmar Flamingos Beach Resort & Spa ($5,370)
FINAL ROUND (Curtain #1): NO- Giant stick of butter
It's time for this show's semi-educational moment called the Poetry Corner Deal. Believe it or not, this round's participant is a poetry writer named David (who's wearing some medals to boot) & he wants to be the second car winner of the morning. However, the given poem sounds like the big box has tools inside. Despite the fact that he wants to pay some rent, he turns down $700...& he gets some good power tools worth $3,122- PERFECT DEAL #2!
While dressed as a strawberry, Megan could win one of these sweet treats playing Keep On Rollin':
Curtain #1: Home office ($3,275)
Curtain #2: Mediterranean Cruise ($9,639)
Curtain #3: 2011 Honda Civic DX-VP ($17,305)
2. FOUR (9)
3. FOUR- WIN AT 13
2. FIVE- WIN ON THE NOSE!
She thinks her big number luck will finally run out, so she'll take the cruise.
The last regulation deal this week is called the Blank Check Deal. The giant check belongs to Casey:
Blue- THREE ($3)
Yellow- FOUR ($43)
Red- SEVEN ($743)
Now, she could go for up to $9,743 or buy the small box (Jonathan). She's going for hopefully some great cash...
Green: TWO- WINS $2,743
...not too shabby, & she averted a supply of Mr. Mangum's anti-antiperspirant!
THE BIG DEAL: There's a $25,090 car up for grabs, but Megan's NOT interested (the same goes for George, obviously). Instead, Anthony will get his shot at driving it home. His final choice is Door #2. Door #3 had a home entertainment package valued at...$2,400- GAME OVER. Let's go ahead & reveal what kind of car Door #1 had back of there...a 2011 Jeep Liberty Sport RWD. But he does make a slight improvement to an $8,100 pair of TAGHeuer watches, & $50,107 in cash & merchandise were won to wrap up the week!
WoF: A few notes to pass along before we do tonight's recap- tonight, of course, is your last chance to win a trip to Vegas. Also, Lora Cain will be the guest announcer for Teen Best Friends Week next week in L.A.
The first Friday Toss-Up is a Landmark:
O L D
F _ _ _ _ _ _ L
Even though this has nothing to do w/ Vegas, Andrew & Deanna solve OLD FAITHFUL. Let's meet the last three couples, who are trying to get the week's maingame action seriously back on track:
Andrew & Deanna Thomas (West Hills, CA)- Andrew's a pharmecutical salesman, while Deanna's a realtor; they've been married for a sweet 16 years
Elijah & Rebecca Greene (Green Valley, MO)- Rebecca's a before & after school program coordinator, while Elijah's a mechanical engineer; they've been married for four years after dating for eight
Allie & Omar Garcia (Henderson)- Allie's a Special Ed teacher who also attends UNLV, while Omar's a recent college graduate w/ a Political Science degree who's ready to go to law school; they've been together for three years
Thing is the $2K TU category:
N _ _ L
_ _ _ I S H
Elijah & Rebecca solve NAIL POLISH to spin first.
After a $5.5K stay at the Madonna Inn Resort & Spa in San Luis Obispo, CA becomes available, the Eggland's Best Jackpot Round category's Event; there are eight letters in each of the three words on the board. They first Bankrupt on the spot between $600 & $900. Secondly, Allie & Omar call three S's for the Million Dollar Wedge but then a dud of T. Third, Andrew & Deanna call a dud of H while on the $2.5K wedge, so we almost immediately get back to Elijah & Rebecca. They call five R's for the trip & three P's for $900, and after they buy two E's, we have...
S _ R P R _ S E
_ _ R R _ _ _ E
P R _ P _ S _ _
...they've already had their SURPRISE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL & they've won another $6,150 in cash & California, for a new total of $8,150.
DUDS: $2.5K H (Andrew & Deanna), $500 T (Allie & Omar)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Elijah & Rebecca
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $8,300
The Prize Puzzle Round will show off some Song Lyrics this evening. Allie & Omar are first to bat w/ two N's for $1,600, four E's & the only dud vowel of A while on Free Play, then they call two T's for another $600 & a $400 H & buy four O's before dudding out w/ the S. Second, Andrew & Deanna call a $600 R but then spin Lose a Turn. Third, Elijah & Rebecca call two D's for a C-note, a $550 Y & buy two I's before we get...
O _ _ / _ E / _ O
I N T O / T H E / _ I _ D
_ _ _ E / Y O N D E R
...but Rebecca TAKES TOO LONG after getting to "OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD", so that likely costs them the other vacation & another $1,300. Allie & Omar then buzz in w/ "OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER" by Independence Day for their first $2,100 & a $5,600 holiday at the Intercontinental San Juan Resort & Casino from Pleasant Holidays, $7,700 in total.
DUDS (both by Allie & Omar): A, $550 S
SOLE LaT: Andrew & Deanna
SOLE DQ: Elijah & Rebecca (Rebecca's last line blanking)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: MS2463146 (Muhammad S. from NY)
As Andrew & Deanna start their engines in the Meineke Mystery Round w/ a Quotation waiting to be uncovered, they first call for a $1,600 pair of T's, two H's for the SpaFinder.com gift tag & the same number of R's to add a thou to their current bank, then they purchase five E's prior to lighting a couple V's for an extra $1,800, a $1K pair of D's while on FP, but after their buying of the double I's comes a dud of O. After that, Elijah & Rebecca play it safe by trying to solve now...
_ _ D / T H E _
_ I V E D / H _ _ _ I _ _
E V E R / _ _ T E R
...they remember the classic fairy tale line "AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER" to pad their lead by $2K, bringing them to $10,150 in cash & trip.
SOLE DUD: O (Andrew & Deanna)
Rounding out the TUs will be a Living Thing:
J A _ _ _ A _ _ _ T
Allie & Omar catch the JACKRABBIT no problem to take a $550 lead at $10,700 in cash & Puerto Rico.
Same Letter is Friday's Last Chance Round topic & consonants are all valued at $1,600 per appearance; this is still anyone's match to win. After Andrew & Deanna call the SL of an L quartet, this is what's up there...
B _ _ N _ _ N G
B _ B _ / B _ _
...but the buzzer just beats Deanna as she was trying to start what appears to be the solution to this puzzle; in all likelihood, they've missed out on multiplying their first thousand bucks of the night by nine. Afterwards, Elijah & Rebecca call that C...
B _ _ N C _ N G
B _ B _ / B _ _
...& they come up w/ a BOUNCING BABY BOY to advance to the endgame w/ $12,150! Andrew & Deanna's $1K gets doubled & Allie & Omar leave w/ $10,700 in cash & vacation.
So far, $24,850 in cash & travel has been awarded on this end-of-week show.
DUDS: D (Allie & Omar), L (Elijah & Rebecca), R (Elijah & Rebecca), S (Allie & Omar), T (Andrew & Deanna)
NO BANKRUPT TRASH TONIGHT
Big Money Round: I'm hoping Elijah & Rebecca can win a lot more "Greene" right now. Rebecca's spin of the Bonus Wheel stops on the second A of AMERICA'S; their BMR category tonight's Thing. First, we see:
E _ _ E R T
_ _ _ _ _ E
They call FDHA...
E _ _ E R T
A D _ _ _ E
...& they might need some EXPERT ADVICE on spending $30K (their two friends jump the gun on joining them prior to them knowing what's in the envelope), because they've won it here! That sends them away w/ $42,150 in cash & California; I overheard Rebecca saying they're going to buy a boat!
J!: Will Paul Wampler become the last five-time champ before the tournament break? We'll find out in the next 30 minutes as he matches his wits & buzzer-pressing skills against:
Kate Rowland (Chicago)- Family doctor
Sarah Monteith (originally from Sugarland, TX)- TV development assistant
Friday's First Topics:
A YEAR ENDING IN 11
THEIR BETTER HALF
THE CITY'S OLDEST RESTAURANT
ON YOUR SLEEVE
Rowland whiffed on an $800 clue in A Year Ending in 11 that proved to be the second Triple Stumper of this game & dropped to zero, but the last clue there hides the Daily Double for her to try; her opponents combine for the face value of the upcoming clue- Monteith has $800 while Wampler starts w/ $200. For $1K, here's the clue:
In a warm-up to his assault on Mexico, Cortes helps Velazquez conquer Cuba.
"What is 1511?"...that was the year. But after slightly dipping back to $800 by the time the first break rolls around (& Wampler's now that much in the hole), Monteith's in Lock Game Territory w/ $3,200.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,200
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $600 (Earhart)
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $1,800
Post-Opening Round Scores:
BTW, the runner-up in The IBM Challenge will get $300K in prize money, while the third-place finisher receives a $200K purse.
Double Jeopardy! Slate:
LAST OF THE COMPOSERS
MARK MARKS THE SPOT (the $800 clue is about "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" host McGrath!)
DOWN SOUTH IN SOUTH GEORGIA (all video clues by Tom Ritchie from said area in Australia)
WHAT'S THE NAME OF YOUR UNION?
ACT YOUR "AGE"
Act Your "Age", Rowland, even though you've just found another DD under its $2K clue w/ you in the lead again w/ $6,400; she's leading Monteith by $600 & Wampler by three G's. Her wager this time is $2K. This clue could keep her in first place if she comes up w/ the correct response:
Within a circuit, it's calculated by the amount of current flow of one Columb per second, past a given point.
"What is voltage?"...NO. Correct: What is amperage? Down to second w/ $4,400 she goes as a result. After the entire panel struggles on South Georgia, Rowland completes the DD SWEEP by picking the last one off the middle spot from Last of the Composers; w/ 10 thou to her credit, she's ahead of Monteith by $1,800 & the champion by a margin of $4,200. Here, she'll gamble $600.
In 1751, he composed his last, all-new composition, the oratorio "Jephtha".
"Who is...Mozart?"...incorrect; Handel wrote that.
SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1,200 (Writing Funny)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $14,800
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $16K
FINAL JEOPARDY! BETTING ADVICE (4/5):
Paul: Less than $1K or at least $2,401
Sarah: Up to $2,399 or anywhere from $3,401-$5,800
LAST FJ! CATEGORY IN REGULATIO FOR A LITTLE WHILE: 1930s Films.
In this classic film, one of the characters tries to quote The Pythagorean Theorem but gets it wrong.
Champ Paul Wampler has NOTHING...& loses $3,601, so he likely WON'T be a five-time winner w/ $2,199 tonight. Sarah Monteith's wrong w/ "What is 'Gone with the Wind'"...& LOSES EVERYTHING. That seals the deal for Kate Rowland, who turns out to be the only correct questioner w/ "What is 'The Wizard of Oz'?", winning her a total of $16,401. Wampler leaves w/ $74,002, & maybe we'll see him again.
Remember, The IBM Challenge kicks off on Monday- don't you dare miss it!
FGN: We haven't seen any family this year break the bank. Tonight, if one of these teams do so, they'll win $10K:
Red Team: Haley (whose family lives on top of a mountain), Jim (dad/frisbee golf champ), Tracy (mom/4th Grade teacher) & Alexa (sister)
Yellow Team: Joe (who does beatboxing), Tim (dad/basketball player), Cheri (mom) & Max (brother)
TRIP AT STAKE: Almond Casuarina Resort
1. ...was appointed to the President's Council on Physical Fitness by President George H.W. Bush?
2. ...was the youngest person ever to win the Mr. Universe title?
3. ...appeared in the films "Jingle All the Way" & "Last Action Hero"?
4. ...has served two terms as the governor of California?
Tim (on first clue!): Arnold Schwarzenegger
First Monopoly Crazy Cash Card Choices:
Haley: Money bag
Yahtzee Bowling Prize: Nostalgia Electronics retro small kitchen appliance package
1. 2/3/3/4/5- KEEPS SMALL STRAIGHT
3. SIX- LARGE STRAIGHT
1. 3/4/5/6/6- KEEPS PAIR
2. 1/5/6- KEEPS THE THIRD SIX
1. 1/1/2/3/4- KEEPS SMALL STRAIGHT
1. 2/3/4/5/5- WIN!
Joe's Second CCC Choice: Cannon
Scrabble Flash Prize: Coleman camping equipment
Letter Line: REMTA
Joe & Cheri: TEAM (4)
Haley & Tracy: MAT (3)
Max & Tim: MEAT (8)
Alexa & Jim: TRAM (7)
Joe & Cheri: MARE (12)
Haley & Tracy: RATE (11)
Max & Tim: MATE (16)
Alexa & Jim: ARM (14)
Joe & Cheri: EAR (19)
Haley & Tracy: TAME (18)
Max & Tim: REAM (23)
Alexa & Jim: ATE (21)
Joe & Cheri: TEAR- WIN AT 27!
Joe's Third CCC Choice: Train
Bop It! Boptagon Prize: Crosley jukebox
1. Cheri (Pull It on a Kick It)
2. Joe (Bop It on a Honk It)
3. Max (bad Reverse It)
4. Tim (same violation)- WIPEOUT
Haley's Second CCC Choice: Plane
Cranium Prize: Discovery dune buggy experience
TOPIC: Star Performer
Create a Musical Note Pattern Round:
Captains: 32123- Haley (Joe forgot to add a note)
Young Teammates: 432124- Max (Alexa skipped the second two)(TIED at 10)
Moms: 234212- Tracy (Cheri replaced the third two w/ a three)(30)
Dads: 5413532123- Jim (Tim replaced the second three w/ a four)- WIN AT 50!
Haley's Third CCC Choice: Battleship
Operation Relay Prize: A Nintendo Dsi XL for every member of the family
WINNERS: RT AT THE BUZZER, 200-195
Haley's Last CCC Choice: Soccer ball
Money bag- $555
Plane- $485 ($1,040)
Battleship- $880 ($1,920)
Soccer ball- $250 ($2,170)
Train- $1,200 ($1,710)
Cannon- $4K; WIN AT $5,710!
BREAK BANK CARD: Skateboard
TPiR: This recap was delayed due to the Egyptian conflict. The first four occupants of Contestant's Row on Episode 5435K were Megan Kaufman, Ian Lumsden, Jessica Alexander & Lauren Towler, & the first one-bid was the "Price Look of the Week" that included a Betsey Johnson dress & Valentino accessories (Amber).
Jessica's current car isn't the best, but she got her chance in Money Game to replace it w/ the Chevrolet Camaro (Std., Paint, AT, Mats)(Rachel at Door #3). The board:
MIDDLE NUMBER: 9 ($ _ _ , 9 _ _)
HER CAR REPLACEMENT DIDN'T HAPPEN HERE W/ A WIPEOUT IN THIS PLAYING- she picked 27, 39, 45 & 25 for just $136. ARP: $24,910, meaning the Front & Back Trick & Semi El-Cheapo didn't matter today.
Maybe she'll be smarter in trying to win a new automobile to replace the one she has now, if she does, Maria Maderias; the second IUFB was an ESP electric base guitar w/ the 10 lessons (Rachel behind rising sign).
Megan played 1/2 Off; Rachel modeled the left side of the SP board, while Amber guarded the right.
West Bend drink maker: $30
Whipped cream dispenser: $13
PICK: Drink maker
Stainless-steel triple timer: $24
Trio of cookie cutters: $20
PICK: Timer- $48
BOXES REMAINING: #1, #3, #5, #7, #11, #12, #14 & #16
Veggie chopper: $50
Cuisinart can opener: $45
PICK: Chopper- NO
She wanted #12. There was a one in the $10K box...but that was it.
After Gary Farell made his entrance, the third IUFB on the train (Rachel) was TeleFlora flowers for a year (Amber).
All were over.
Maria played Now or Then for the Ski-Doo (Amber at Door #3). The Then date was March 1996 & these were the groceries on the giant pie- Liquid Plumr Pipe Snake marked at $4.69, Klondike Krunchs marked at $2.69, Pam Olive Oil cooking spray marked at $2.99, a small bag of M&Ms marked at 79 cents, Vlassic Dill Relish marked at $1.79 & Jell-O Vanilla Pudding Mix marked at $1.09.
1. M&Ms: THEN- NO
2. Spray: NOW- NO
3. Ice cream: THEN- CORRECT
4. Pipe snake: NOW
5. Pudding: NOW- WIN!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Megan ($1,717): 40 + 55 = $.95
Jessica ($3,054): 25 + Half-Dollar = Three Quarters
Maria ($7,519): 75 + 80 = OVER; MEGAN QUALIFIES FOR SHOWCASE
Seventh on Steve White's hit list was Christy Goodman & IUFB #4 was an 84" poker table (Amber & Rachel behind splitting sign).
Gary would get some exercise on this GS, because he played the Race Game for the '50s dining booth (Rachel), an iMac (Rachel), a pair of Kink BMX bikes (Amber) & the champagne washer/dryer (Amber).
TWO RIGHT- :32 LEFT
ONE RIGHT- :20 LEFT
ONE RIGHT- EIGHT SECONDS LEFT
FINAL CRACK AT IT:
WIN AT THE BUZZER!
SOLE DQ: Too many changes on third try
Malcolm Lawson from the Air Force signed in next & IUFB #5 was a Body Solid five-station home gym (Amber at Door #3).
Since Ian made a $5 overage, Malcolm now had the duty of at least trying to get far in Gas Money...but he failed in two picks, losing the Chevy Equinox (Rachel) & $1K. As I ordered him to do some push-ups, here was the price tag line:
The last red podium occupant this week was Negar Kashani & the final IUFB on the day was a Washington Shoe Company rain boot/umbrella selection (both models behind Door #3). The last First Four Breakfast Club victims this week would be decided after this one-bid round.
BEING FORCED TO REPORT TO THE MEMBERSHIP DESK: Lauren
Ian, meanwhile, escaped the big boot & played Pick-a-Number (Amber) for a trip to Dublin (both models again behind Door #3). Setup:
$ 7 _ 2 4
NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 3, 5 & 8
Ian picked the middle option of five...uh, no- it was $7,824.
My Personal PG Lineup:
1. Race Game
2. 1/2 Off
3. Money Game
5. Gas Money
6. Now or Then
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Ian ($671): 20 + 50 = $.70
Malcolm ($1,195): Nickel + 40 = $.45
Gary ($10,266): WINS W/ $.95!
Door #3- A huge Playstation 3 game room that included a Bose VideoWave 46" LCD HDTV & an Ashley entertainment wall (Rachel)
Door #2- Electracraft party boat (Amber)
GARY PASSED TO MEGAN; MEGAN BIDS 18 GRAND ON ROOM/BOAT SHOWCASE- GARF OF THE CENTURY
GARY'S ALL-AMERICAN SHOWCASE:
Door #4- Trip to Washington, D.C. (Rachel)
Door #1- Chevy Tahoe LS 4X2 (Std., Value, Conv., Brake)(Amber)
GARY BIDS $39.5K ON TRIP/UTE SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF #2
DIFFERENCE: $7,303- WIN!
Gary's great total: $57,069!
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 2-4
TOTAL WINNINGS: $71,225
DFtL!: The last special individual who had to sing for their money this week was Jonny Walker (who's a 23-year veteran of the L.A Police Department). His wife Yvette was in attendance.
Specialty Categories: 1990s & Let's Dance
A: "Together Forever" by Rick Astley (1988)
B: "Umbrella" by Rihanna w/ Jay-Z (2007)
PICK: "Together Forever"
MISSING WORDS: Four
PREVIOUS LINE: "And don't you know I would move heaven & Earth to be..."
BASE GUESS: "...with you, we two"
A: "...here together at last"
B: "...together forever with you"
C: "...loving together, us two"
A: "I Believe In a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness (2004)
B: "Modern Love" by David Bowie (1983)
PICK: "Modern Love"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Walks on by (modern love), gets..."
FINAL GUESS: "...me to the church on time"
MySpace Karaoke Singer of the Night: Matthew (Villa Rica, GA)
3. Let's Dance
A: "TiK ToK" by Ke$ha (2009)
B: "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" by The Gap Band (1982)
PICK: "You Dropped a Bomb on Me"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "You were the first for me"
FINAL GUESS: "You dropped the bomb on" (A: "But you turned me out")
A: "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer (1999)
B: "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden (1997)
PICK: "Kiss Me"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "Kiss me, beneath the milky twilight; lead me..."
FINAL GUESS: "...under the four-leaf clover" (A: "...out on the moonlit floor")
Trivia Question: Ricky Martin has a tattoo of what on his left hip- Puerto Rican flag, cross or rose?
Hint: It's the last word in the title of a popular Seal song
Despite the fact that his game was going downhill, Jonny went for the Encore Song anyway...& lost all the money.
ENCORE: "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes (1983)
MISSING WORDS: Nine
PREVIOUS LINE: "Watch it now, the eagle..."
CORRECT ANSWER: "...in the sky, how he dancing one and only"
Ingrid Vogelfanter's Classic Millionaire Round
Start of Game 4
(Also: To wrap up the week on "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?", Tim Chizmar became the lastest to Flunk Out due to saving both 4th Grade questions for last, forcing him to settle for the $250 card.)
8: "Let's Make a Deal"
7: "Family Game Night", "Millionaire", "The Price is Right" & "Wheel of Fortune"
5: "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" & "Don't Forget the Lyrics!"