LMaD: The deviled eggs pairing of Cynthia (who's the egg) & Max (the devil) play the Four Keys Deal for the Hyundai Elantra (Curtain #2). They pick Key #3, which sounds like a DUD to me. Do they stop with a trip to Hollywood, FL (which is allegedly Dolph Ziggler's hometown) worth $4,574 plus $1,000?...NO. They were very close, though- Key #2 (held by Wayne Brady) opened the car today.
Tiffany Coyne: #1
Jonathan Mangum: #4
The second deal called Dodge the Joker is being played by Nancy (dressed as a pizza slice). She starts from the end of the line.
9. 6 OF SPADES ($500)
8. KING OF SPADES ($1K)
7. 7 OF HEARTS ($1.5K)
6. JACK OF DIAMONDS ($2K)
5. JOKER- ZONKED
That also means she LOSES the second part of this deal to Anchaya. She turns down $1,100 for what's in Curtain #1...the $7,155 retro kitchen appliance package!
The first two items in Deal #3 that Tataisha gets to choose from are a pop-up book & the silver small box (Jonathan). She gives the box to Carina (dressed as ketchup) for $600...& Tataisha wisely just gave her some eye cream. Curtain #3's next to be offered & she gives to Erick, who doesn't want it either. Therefore, he quickly leaves w/ the $600, leaving behind...a small living room group that included the Panasonic 42" LCD HDTV worth $3,757. Finally, Tataisha hands back her book in exchange for a grand...when she could've gone on the $8,114 St. Thomas vacation.
Deal #4 has a new element that I'll explain a little later. In the meantime, James (who's wearing a football replica jersey), Andrea & Ernest (dressed as a domino) get to pick from the three colored envelopes.
James: Gold- $700
Andrea: Bronze- I.O.U.
Ernest: Silver- $700
James makes a purchase of Curtain #1...but he's been STUNG by a honey-money kit w/ bees. Secondly, Ernest gives his money card back for the silver box...we find for him & his wife Sonia a leather black Gucci hobo bag, some Valentino pump shoes & some Michael Greene & Co. pearl earrings, a prize package worth $2,534. Now, to Andrea's special card- this will let her take whatever the other two traders passed up, which in this case amounts to $1,400 in cash. She can either have all that or the special prize inside that card. Andrea's going for the money, so she just said goodbye to...the $6,304 Sunlighten sauna/patio furniture package.
The next person to play "Who Wants To Answer Multiple Choice Questions For Cash & Prizes?" is Christina (dressed as a banana).
1. How much is each non-Joker card worth this season on DtJ?
2. What trip was in the pop-up book today?
B: St. Thomas
GUESS: St. Thomas ($1K)
3. Which car key opened the Hyundai this morning- #1, #2 or #3?
For the KIA Rio, w/ a choice of Curtains #2 & #3, she selects #3...but there's the catcher truck instead.
Finally, we've got not the Five Questions Deal, but the Six Questions Deal; Clarice (dressed as Little Red Riding Hood) will be the first to try this new board regarding Curtain #1:
1. Does it have wheels?
2. Does it float?
3. Will it help you blog?
1. Is it a trip?
2. Can it be worn?
3. Are there numbers on it?
Clarice will have the red half of the board & she asks if she can blog w/ it...no. After hearing that answer from Jonathan, she refuses as much as $800 to go home w/...a VESPA worth $3,619. The green Q that Thomas (dressed as Dr. Funkenstein) asks about the contents in the black purse Tiffany's holding is the trip one...NO. Following that response, he's offered as much as $900, but he hangs onto the purse...there are a trio of ZONK of credit cards, though. No matter what happened during that time, Anchaya will play for the Big Deal of the Day.
THE BIG DEAL: There's $24,242 worth of BD behind one of those doors. Anchaya's answer is Door #3. The middle door held a modern home office headlined by an iMac, the Samsung 42" LCD HDTV & an iPad, all valued at...$6,634. We're checking out her door next...AND WE HAVE OUR FIRST REGULAR BD WINNER SINCE THE LEXUS GIVEAWAY DAY! She's taking a U.K. Tour on a BMW motorcycle w/ a special helmet! As for Door #1, there was the Bank Vault & Mr. Brady opens it up to reveal that there was $2,001 in there this morning.
TPiR: This morning & Thursday's episodes come from the second taping day of the year. The day before then was really big (thanks in part to Leona Jackson), so if we get SKUNKED today and/or tomorrow, you need to first place the blame on the January 3rd tapings before you get to Mike Richards.
Anyway, George Gray has to tell these folks to come down to Contestant's Row- Andrea Serrano, Noah Hibbard, Julie Tacha & Kyle Simpson. IUFB #1 is a Fendi ladies' watch (Gwendolyn).
Noah from Green Bay (home of TNA World Heavyweight Champion Ken Anderson) plays Lucky $even for the Chevrolet Cruze (Std., Prot, Tire)(Rachel). The first guess of his is seven...
$ 1 7 , _ _ _
...correct. He secondly says five...
$ 1 7 , 6 _ _
...there goes a dollar. His third pick is four...
$ 1 7 , 6 8 _
...that leaves him w/ $2. He plays the odds & finally says two...
$ 1 7 , 6 8 9
...but he ran into, IMO, the hardest playing of this Pricing Game this season.
Fifth is Charles Moore & the second IUFB's two Nirve bicycles (Amber & Gwen in front of CR).
Julie plays the Grand Game with, again, a $3 target price. This time, the groceries are a small box of Dillet's Turtles, Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour, a bag of Anthony's Bow Ties, Nestle Coffee-Mate, Mr. Clean & Del Monte Fresh-Cut Whole Kernel Corn.
1. Corn- $1.49 ($10)
2. Pasta- $1.69 ($100)
3. Flour- $3.49
Mr. Clean- $2.49
The sixth player's name is Claudia Denton & the third one-bid prize will be a pair of Nikon Coolpix digital cameras (Amber & Rachel).
Kyle benefits from Charles' $32 overbid by playing the Balance Game for a trip to Zanzibar (Gwen at Door #3). The last three numbers in the price of this vacation are 2, 6 & 5.
DOLLAR VALUES AVAILABLE: $3K, $5K & $7K
He thinks it's a four-digit trip, so he guesses $8,265...NO, he's four thou short.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Kyle ($518): $.95
Julie ($1,020): 20 + 35 = $.55
Noah ($2,600): 20 + 90 = OVER BY A DIME; KYLE ADVANCES TO SHOWCASE
The next customer at The Bob Barker Studio is Alyssa Sanchez & IUFB #4's the Opulent Items inflatable home theater (Gwen at Door #3).
Alyssa: A grand
Andrea has completed the First Four Sweep & will play One Wrong Price for an Ashley bed marked at $3,198 (Rachel), a SawStop table saw marked at $3,526 (Gwen) & a Heartland range marked at $6,711...but she blows it big time by choosing the bed. The range was $8,470.
The next possible winner is Edward Knox, Sr. & next on the IUFB list is one of the Danby wine fridges (Amber behind splitting sign).
Alyssa, who wanted to take on Pl!nko instead, plays Pathfinder for the Ford Mustang (Std., Prot)(Gwen at Door #3). The big board:
The three SPs (Rachel) are:
Electric pasta maker: $78 or $135?
AeroGlow dressing maker: $15 or $32?
Stainless-steel breadmaker: $149 or $180?
She gets the second digit of three right away...but still wins NOTHING.
MUSTANG: $23,694 (she stepped to the eight on the top line)
Pasta maker: $135
Dressing maker: $15
Our potential savior's Caitlin Winn & the Hatteras Hammock & a Totum patio heater will be the last one-bid gifts of the day (Rachel at Door #2).
Edward plays the winnable $1K Clock Game for a trip to Palm Springs (Amber & Gwen at Door #3).
1. Adams ladies' golf clubs ($818)(Amber)
BIDS: $900, $800, $850, one downs until $846, $842, $841, $799, $800 & one ups from there
TIME LEFT: :14
2. Luggage ($933)(Gwen)
BIDS: $700, $800, $900, $1K, $999, $988, one downs from there...BUT WE HAVE OUR FIRST SKUNKING THIS YEAR
The changes I would've made to this lineup:
1. One Wrong Price
2. Balance Game
4. Clock Game
5. Lucky $even
6. Grand Game
We should've followed up a winless first half w/ a perfect second half, but it just wasn't meant to be today.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Alyssa ($1,599): $.65
Andrea ($1,700): 40 + Quarter = $.65
Edward ($2,739): 30 + 20 = Half-Dollar
Andrea: Three Quarters
Door #1- Beachcomber Hot Tub w/ a Dimplex Power Chef electric BBQ, two chaise lounges & an umbrella (Rachel)
Door #3- Volvo C30 R-Design (Std., Paint, AT)(Amber)
ANDREA BIDS 32 LARGE ON VOLVO SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF
MY BID FOR VOLVO SHOWCASE: $39,125
Door #2- Trips to San Francisco (includes a blimp ride), the Reunion Resort & Club in Orlando & The Canary Islands (Gwen)
KYLE BIDS 22 GRAND ON TRIPS SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIPS SHOWCASE: $22,222
DIFFERENCE: $608- WIN
Kyle takes home $23,126 in prizes.
TOTAL WINNINGS: $32,784
(Note: Yesterday's Showcase winner & his big rooting section knocked down the TW's Showcase podium.)
5th Grader: The next-to-last collegian we get to see play this week is senior Danny Shutler from the University of Michigan (who's majoring in Screen Arts & Cultures & Political Science).
1st Grade Animal Science
1st Grade Grammar
2nd Grade Spelling
2nd Grade Measurements
3rd Grade Music
3rd Grade Health
4th Grade Math
4th Grade U.S. Geography
FIRST CLASSMATE: Jordan
OPENING SUBJECT: Animal Science
Native to China, what species of bear pictured here mainly dines on leaves & stems of bamboo?
The Panda puts him on the board.
SUBJECT #2: Measurements
In a leap year, the 365th day of the year falls on what date?
He shouldn't fall for the December 31st trap...& he doesn't w/ December 30.
SUBJECT #3: Music
Jane sings in the school choir. If she's in the group w/ the highest female vocal range, then she's in which of the following groups- Sopranos, Altos & Baritones?
He guesses Altos...no, he should've used a cheat on Jordan, because he had the correct answer of Sopranos.
SECOND CLASSMATE: Ty
SUBJECT #4: U.S. Geography
What U.S. state's home to Talladega National Forest?
Danny uses the Copy a question too late, because Ty's way off the mark w/ Washington. It was a Southern state called Alabama.
SUBJECT #5: Health
By definition, an optometrist specializes in what organ of the human body- eyes, lungs or liver?
I see Danny correctly buzzing in w/ eyes.
Pieces Pop Quiz Question: The American Labradoodle's a combination of what two breeds of dog?
A: Poodle & Lhasa Apso
B: Lhasa Apso & Labrador Retriever
C: Labrador Retriever & Poodle
He wins the year's supply of candy w/ the Labrador & Poodle pairing, as does the guy who has the Reese's Pieces under his seat.
SUBJECT #6: Math
Two integers have an absolute value of three. One of those integers is three. What's the other?
He'll try his luck w/ Ty again while using the Peek. Ty went w/ one...wrong again. If he had used it on Jordan, he would've added the $7.5K to his bank, because it was -3.
SUBJECT #7: Spelling
What's the total number of letters in the following word, which means a type of error- "mistake"?
Also the question number for this game, he's right w/ seven.
FINAL SUBJECT: Grammar
T or F: The word "party" is a common noun in the following sentence- "We threw a surprise party for Jill".
He thinks that statement is True...yes to earn a shot at $15K.
BONUS QUESTION TOPIC: U.S. History
What U.S. President won a Nobel Prize in 1906 for mediating the end to the Russo-Japanese War?
Danny's got it narrowed down to Teddy Roosevelt & William Taft. His final guess' Taft...but he picked the wrong one. That means he's dismissed w/ the $250 gift card & the Pieces.
Video Bonus of James Lloyd's Game:
WoF: So far this week, the male teachers have been doing very well. Let's see if tonight will be any different. Toss-Up #1 is a Thing:
C L _ S S
_ A _ T I _ I P A T _ O N
Keshia solves CLASS PARTICIPATION, so we're starting the bio-telling w/ her:
Keshia Elmore (Jacksonville, FL)- 12-year 5th Grade Math teacher
Nancy Santoianni (San Luis Obispo, CA)- Algebra, Computer Applications & Geometry high school teacher/international club advisor
Steve Flad (Bethlehem, PA)- Elementary P.E. teacher
$2K TU category is Events:
_ U N C _
& / _ _ _ _ _ S
Nancy nails LUNCH & RECESS.
After tonight's EF Educational Tour is revealed to be to China worth $7,557, the Gorton's Jackpot Round category is Phrase & it's a giant puzzle. She leads off by calling five S's for $2,500 & buys all of the vowels in this puzzle (three E's, two A's & O's and three O's & U's) prior to ringing in...
_ _ E _ E ' S / _ O
S U _ _ / _ _ I _ _
A S / A / S _ U _ I _
_ U E S _ I O _
...and correctly saying THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A STUPID QUESTION to inch up to $3,250.
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $5.5K
Prize Puzzle Round topic will be What Are You Doing? Steve first calls a G for the Wild Card & a $600 N & buys the I, followed by an $800 S, an O, but then the evening's first dud of M. Secondly, Keshia calls for two P's for a C-note but then loses the grand right back to the Bankrupt in between $600 & $900. Third, Nancy calls a $600 P & buys a couple E's before we see...
_ _ _ _ - _ _ E E
S H O P P I N G
...she pockets another $350 towards doing some DUTY-FREE SHOPPING on her trip to the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay worth $5,657, bringing her new winnings to $9,257 in cash & Mazatlan.
SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: $500 M (Steve)
SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE ROUND: Keshia
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: WF4024515 (Wendy F. from Minnesota)
The theme of this Gold Bond Mystery Round puzzle is Before & After, w/ only the first line being left blank for whatever reason. In any case, Keshia's going first, and she's calling a $300 S & three T's to multiply the three bills by five, buying three E's & two A's & lighting three R's to add $900 & we have...
_ _ _ E S T _ _ A T _ _ E
R E _ _ R T
_ A R _
...she picks up an INVESTIGATIVE REPORT CARD that adds $1,900 to her overall score, which now stands at $2,900.
PERFECT ROUND #2
$3K TU topic's Title:
_ / _ _ _ E / _ F
_ W O / C _ _ _ _ S
Steve breaks through w/ "A TALE OF TWO CITIES".
Next category will be Same Letter. He calls a $700 N to start, but his second call of S takes his turn away. Second, Keshia spins Lose a Turn. Third, Nancy puts up a $550 T & buys an I & a trio of O's, then she LaTs out. On his second turn, Steve hits the same Bankrupt previously gotten by Keshia to forfeit the WC & $700. Keshia next calls another dud of L, which is followed by Nancy inserting an $800 R, purchasing a pair of E's & putting up the SL of three S's for $2,400 additional. Afterwards, we have...
D R I _ E / &
D E D I _ _ T I O N
...she has the DRIVE & DEDICATION to add three G's to her total bank, which has risen to $12,257 in cash & vacation.
DUDS: $800 L (Keshia), $800 S (Steve)
LaTs: 2 (women)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Steve
On the Map appears as the next topic. Keshia starts out w/ double S's for a thou, an E & three A's, but she then Bankrupts the same way she did in this episode to give back the leftover $500. Second, Nancy calls a $1K T pairing and...
S _ _ T T S _ A _ E
A _ _ _ _ _ A
...she gets SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA to take her leading total to $13,257, including the Mexican trip.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Keshia
Fictional Character's the Last Chance Round category tonight & the consonants are worth...$1.5K per appearance. After the R goes on this board...
_ _ _ _ N _
C R _ C _ _ T
...she remembers JIMINY CRICKET of "Pinocchio" fame w/ a second to spare to leave a distant second place w/ $4,200. Steve keeps the $3K in TU cash & Nancy's won this match fairly easily w/ $13,257 in cash & travel!
Despite us reaching the 10-puzzle mark this evening, only $20,457 in cash & vacation has been won tonight thus far.
DUDS: G (Nancy), S (Keshia)
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $2,200
Big Money Round: Nancy's Bonus Wheel spin screeches to a halt on the I in WIN. The bonus puzzle category this go-round is Living Thing. The initial help:
_ _ N _
_ R _ _ _ _
She calls G, K, M & I and gets...
_ I N K
_ R _ _ I _
...she's incorrect w/ PINK FLAMINGO & MINK. It was PINK ORCHID & she's NOT the second straight $30K winner. Despite the fact that she's a good player, she'll have to settle for $13,257 in cash & Mexican trip.
This episode concludes w/ us seeing a 1st Grade picture of Vanna.
MTWI: Tonight's two-hour episode is special, because a huge family will be playing this game! To be exact, these five young people are representing The Bishops from San Jose, CA- Aimee (19; she's a Nursing student), Brad (10), Cullen (11; 6th Grade student), Drew (18; high school senior) & Holly (13).
(Note: The opening credits are in a different font as of this week.)
$1K: "Mad Dog"- Two team members have to each hold a ruler in between their teeth & shake out all of the Orange Tic-Tacs from the small containers on both ends of the rulers.
1. Cullen & Drew- PASS IN :22
1. Brad & Cullen- PASS W/ :18 LEFT
$5K: "Rapid Fire"
1. Aimee- STRIKE ONE
2. Aimee #2- PASS W/ :28 LEFT
$10K (EXTRA LIFE): "This Blows"
(Note: Guy Fieri's son Hunter is on hand & he occasionally says some cues instead of Guy.)
1. Drew & Holly- PASS W/ :20 LEFT
$50K: "Stack Attack"
1. Drew- PASS W/ :18 LEFT
$75K (10 EXTRA SECONDS): "Speed Eraser"
1. Brad & Drew- PASS W/ :24 LEFT
(Note: The Extra 10 Seconds power can be used to either add or subtract 10 seconds from any attempt on any challenge.)
$125K: "Breakfast Scramble"
1. Aimee & Holly (both girls)- PASS W/ THREE SECONDS LEFT
$250K: "Hang Over"
1. Drew- PASS W/ ONE SECOND LEFT!
$500K: "Uphill Battle"
The first opportunity goes to Drew...
...AND HE CLEARS IT RIGHT AWAY TO MAKE THEM THE SECOND TEAM TO REACH THE HALF-MILLION DOLLAR LEVEL!!!!!!! BUT THAT'S NOT ALL- THEY DECIDE TO BECOME THE FIRST CONTESTANTS EVER TO TAKE ON THE MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE IN A REGULAR GAME!!!!
SUPERCOIN: The first two attempts by Brad & Connor will last a minute, but the last one by Drew, if necessary, will have 1:10 on the clock...
...IT NEVER HAPPENS FOR THEM EITHER TIME.
BUT ALL IS NOT LOST- MAYBE BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT IT WAS A KIDS GAME, THE POWERS THAT BE DECIDE THAT THE BISHOPS WILL GET TO KEEP THE ENTIRE HALF-MILLION BUCKS, SO THEY'VE TIED THE RECORD!!!!!
(Final notes: The usual "Supercoin" background music was only played on their final attempt. Also, their final winnings graphic was blue instead of gold.)
There will be at least one head-to-head episode this season.
DFtL!: Tonight's We Are Family team was Crystal & Phillip Lauth from L.A. (her dad Phillip does Crystal's hair at least once a month). Their daughter Savanna was in the crowd.
Specialty Categories: R & B & Dance Songs
A: "Let it Ride" by Bachman Turner Overdrive (1974)
B: "Juke Box Hero" by Foreigner (1982)
PICK: "Juke Box Hero"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "Just one guitar slung way down low was a one-way ticket, only one..."
BASE GUESS: "...to a sold"
A: "...place to play"
B: "...way to go"
C: "...chance in ten"
A: "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" by Dionne Warwick (1968)
B: "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor (1979)
PICK: "I Will Survive" (w/ Savanna joining them on stage for at least this song only)
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "If I'd've known for just one second..."
FINAL GUESS: "...you'd be back to bother me"
MySpace Karaoke Featured Singer: Leighann (Maryville, TN; her song was "...Baby, One More Time" by Britney Spears)
3. Dance Songs
A: "Twist & Shout" by The Beatles (1964)
B: "Let's Dance" by David Bowie (1983)
PICK: "Twist & Shout"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "Come on baby, come on..."
FINAL GUESS: "...and work it on out"
4. R & B
A: "Love Train" by The O'Jays (1973)
B: "Respect" by Aretha Franklin (1967)
PICK: "Respect" (Savanna came back on stage)
MISSING WORDS: Seven
PREVIOUS LINE: "When you get home, mister, I ain't..."
BASE GUESS: "...gonna do you wrong, cause I don't wanna"
FINAL GUESS: "...gonna do you wrong while you're gone"
Trivia Question: What artist played more than 20 instruments on his debut album- John Mayer, Prince or Bob Marley?
Hint: The title of the album's "For You"
They were the second team this week to try the $50K Encore Song.
ENCORE: "Who Are You" by The Who (1978; this is the theme song for "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"; Savanna stayed on stage)
MISSING WORDS: 13
PREVIOUS LINE: "If you can get up and walk away"
BASE GUESS: NOTHING
FINAL GUESS: "...and he said who are you, who, who, I really wanna know" (A: "I staggered back to the underground and the breeze blew back my hair")
Jennifer Joseph from Vegas (who's a pageant coach) was the last singer of the night. Her fiance Dan was in the studio.
Specialty Categories: 1970s & Country
A: "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" by Billy Ocean (1988)
B: "My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson (2009)
PICK: "My Life Would Suck Without You"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "You got a piece of..."
BASE GUESS: "...me, and..."
A: "...my heart forever"
B: "...me and honestly"
C: "...me inside you"
A: "Come And Get Your Love" by Redbone (1974)
B: "I Just Wanna Stop" by Gino Vannelli (1978)
PICK: "I Just Wanna Stop"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "I just wanna stop and tell you what..."
FINAL GUESS: "...I feel about you, babe"
MySpace Karaoke Featured Singer #2: Georgia (Austin; the song was "Before She Cheats" by Carrie Underwood)
A: "I Love a Rainy Night" by Eddie Rabbitt (1980)
B: "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) by Big & Rich (2004)
PICK: "I Love a Rainy Night"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Showers wash all my cares away, I..."
FINAL GUESS: "...wake up to a sunny day"
A: "Old Time Rock & Roll" by Bob Seger (1979)
B: "Alive" by P.O.D. (2001)
PICK: "Old Time Rock & Roll"
MISSING WORDS: Eight
PREVIOUS LINE: "I like that Old Time Rock N' Roll"
FINAL GUESS: "Don't try to take me to a Disco"
Other TQ: The best singer from which of these bands has reinvented himself as a country vocalist- Hootie & The Blowfish, Weezer or Stone Temple Pilots?
Hint: Darius Rucker's vocals made hits of "Time" & "Hold My Hand"
ANSWER: Hootie & The Blowfish
ENCORE: "Pinball Wizard" by The Who (1969)
(Also: During a Triple Stumper in "Final Jeopardy!" tonight, Molly Rosenbusch lost everything & missed out on $32K, leaving w/ $21,601. And had it not been for second-place Fred Cofone being the only one to hold back to steal the title w/ $3,200, there would've been the first triple-$0 tie in over 12 years.)
Conclusion of Roger Sandman's game
Start of Game 3
"Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?":
"Don't Forget the Lyrics!":
2 AM: 6
2:30 AM: 8
9: "Minute to Win It"
7: "Let's Make a Deal"
6: "Wheel of Fortune"
5: "The Price is Right"