Wednesday, March 02, 2011

3/2/2011 Results

TPiR: I would like to start w/ a few more details about next week's Home Viewer Showcase- two prizes will be shown per episode, and the actual retail value of one of those prizes will be revealed.

But we need to get George Gray to fetch us this morning's first four players- Claire Pauley, Chance Mayfield, Corey Ostrom & Stacy Howell. The first IUFB courtesy of the ceiling platform is a ring, necklace & some earrings from Judith Ripka.

Stacy: $1,100
Corey: $1K
Chance: $1,200

Claire: $1,201

ARP: $1,625

Claire just turned 18, so maybe this will be her major birthday gift this year if she wins Cover Up- the Ford Fiesta (Std., #201A, Prot, Lighting/Sirius)(Manuela at Door #3). Board:

First number: 1 or 3?
Second number: 2, 4 or 7?
Third number: 0, 1, 3 or 7?
Fourth number: 2, 4, 5, 6 or 8?
Last number: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 or 8?


OPENING DUD PRICE: $25,910

She does NOT win a car here w/ her guesses of $17,384 or $17,356- the price was $17,342.

Popping out of the Peanut Gallery fifth is Melissa Sanchez & the second one-bid prize's snowboarding equipment (Rachel behind rising sign).

Melissa: $600
Stacy: $950
Corey: $601
Chance: $1K

ARP: $840

Corey plays Double Prices for an Aico king bedroom w/ two Amazon Kindles (Rachel at Door #2). All of that costs either $11,316 or $13,271. He agrees w/ me on $11,316...yes!

Contestant #6's Terry Hanson & third on the Wednesday IUFB agenda's a Cancon HD camcorder held by Manuela.

Terry: $800
Chance: $1.5K
Melissa: $600

Stacy: $601

ARP: $1K

Terry now gets the opportunity to win at least 25 times his camcorder in cash playing Punch-a-Bunch (Amber w/ the big bill, Rachel w/ the SPs).

1. Oster can opener
IS NOT: $39
PICK: LOWER- $18


2. Travel hair dryer & flat iron
ARE NOT: $52
PICK: LOWER- $79


3. Cuisinart slow cooker
IS NOT: $81
PICK: LOWER- $60


4. Fusion compact pizza oven
IS NOT: $190
PICK: HIGHER- $150


Terry doesn't even try w/ his two punches, as he punches Holes #41 & #10 & leaves w/ a $50 slip. The first slip was worth $250.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Terry ($1,128): 20 + 35 = $.55
Claire ($1,625): 20 + 40 = $.60
Corey ($12,156): 25 + 90 = OVER BY $.15; CLAIRE ADVANCES

Seventh to exit the studio audience is Candy Megahed & we next see offered a Hatteras Hammock (Rachel at Door #3).

Candy: $450
Chance: $699
Melissa: $600
Stacy: $700

ARP: $811

Stacy plays Most Expen$ive for the Mitsubishi 46" LCD HDTV (Rachel), the Avanti Fitness cardio gym (Manuela) & a stainless-steel kitchen island (Amber). Both Stacy & I pick the island.

TV- $2,600
Gym- $2,999
Island- $3,808

Going red second is Erin Ashton & the next-to-last one bid gift's a pair of Diane von Furstenberg sunglasses & a trio of Tory Burch sunglasses (Amber & Manuela).

Erin: $1K
Candy: $1,001
Chance: BUCK (STAGE GARF)
Melissa: $1,100

ARP: $1,060

While Chance's in BAD shape, Candy plays an ice cream sundae edition of the Grocery Game (Manuela) for a trip to Cozumel w/ luggage worth $5,943 (Rachel at Door #3). The five sweet items on that red counter are Dreyer's Rich & Creamy Grand Vanilla Ice Cream, Hershey's Syrup, Reddi Wip, Dec A Cake Rainbow Sprinkles & Star Premium Maraschino Cherries.

1. Three Ice Creams: $4.29 X 3 = $12.87
2. Two Syrups: $1.99 X 2 = $3.98 ($16.85)
FINAL PURCHASE: One Jar of Cherries- $3.29; WIN AT $20.14!

(Note: While Scott Robinson was holding a sign reminding everybody of how much was left to the $21 goal before Candy's final choice, we see decimal points inserted on at least two of the Contestant's Row podiums during the course of this game to help the crew out further.)

Our last different winner of this show may be Joshua Stevens, but we have to conduct the last one-bid of the day, which is about a glass-topped buffet table (Amber behind splitting sign). As you know by now, Chance has been here the whole show.

Joshua: $1,300
Chance: $2.5K
Melissa: $2K
Erin: $1,301

All are over.

Joshua: $800
Chance: $801
Melissa: $900
Erin: BUCK

ARP: $1,200

RECEIVING THE CLUBHOUSE BOOT: Chance

Melissa must play Gas Money, whether or not she feels like doing so, for the Jeep Wrangler (Rachel). The five price tags:

$21,300
$24,137
$22,795
$23,940
$26,549

1. $21,300: $1K- QUITS IMMEDIATELY

$24,137- $4K
$22,795- JEEP
$23,940- $3K
$26,549- $2K

Considering most of the PG wanted her to eliminate $22,795 second, I think she made the right decision.

My lineup:

1. Double Prices
2. Cover Up
3. Punch-a-Bunch
4. Most Expen$ive
5. Gas Money
6. Grocery Game

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Melissa ($2,200): 20 + 80 = DOUBLES HER CASH
Candy ($7,003): 60 + 75 = OVER
Stacy ($10,218): 55 + 40 = $.95

Melissa's Bonus Spin is worth...just a quarter.

KAYAK SHOWCASE:

In between Doors #1 & #2- Ocean Kayak (Manuela)
Door #2- Little Guy Silver Shadow (Manuela)
In between Doors #2 & #3- Trip to the Embassy Suites in Lake Tahoe (Manuela)
Door #1- Ford Escape w/ a kayak rack (Rachel)

MELISSA PASSES TO CLAIRE; CLAIRE BIDS 35 GRAND ON TRIP/UTE SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TRIP/UTE SHOWCASE: $38,950

MELISSA'S SPEEDY SHOWCASE:

In front of Door #1- MacPro desktop computer system (Amber)
Door #4- Trip to Tokyo (Rachel; includes the Bullet Train ride)
Door #3- Porsche Boxster (Std., AT, Heating, Box, WCaps)(Manuela)

MELISSA BIDS 50 G'S ON TRIP/PORSCHE SHOWCASE- GAME OVER

MY BID FOR TRIP/PORSCHE SHOWCASE: $62,666

Showcase ARPs:

Claire: $41,081
Melissa: $67,543

Melissa will have to settle for $3,200 in cash & table while Claire wins $42,703 in total birthday goodies.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 3-2-1
TOTAL WINNINGS: $76,411

CC: The first ride of the night, taken by Julia, is scheduled to last 33 blocks in rainy conditions before stopping at 26th between Sixth & Broadway...AND NOT ONLY DOES SHE QUICKLY GET RAINED OUT, SHE WIPES OUT (first NYC player to do so this season).

The second game's in the night & w/ better weather, so maybe that will bode well for Jen & Nancy as they take a 49-block DOUBLE RIDE to The Spotted Pig.

$100 Round:
1. Known by some as "the treatment that sucks", Hirudotherapy involves the medical use of what bloodthirsty worms?
Guess: Leeches- CORRECT ($100)
2. According to one theory, what arachnophobic nursery rhyme character alludes to Mary, The Queen of Scots, & her fear of reform?
Guess: Little Miss Muffet- RIGHT ($200)
3. To further contract his contraction, George Bernard Shaw often avoided the use of what punctuation mark?
Guess: ?- INCORRECT (A: ')(38 blocks left)
4. Nicknamed "Mr. Las Vegas", what singer has upset some German speakers because of his pronunication of the phrase "Danke Schoen"?
Guess: Wayne Newton- RIGHT ($300)(36 blocks left)

$200 Round:
1. Named for a Kentucky county, what variety of whiskey was made of a mixture that's at least 51% corn?
Guess: Bourbon- RIGHT ($500)(24 blocks remaining)
2. Also a female first name, what term does the National Weather Service defined as clocked at 39-54 mph?
Guess: Gail- RIGHT ($700)
3. A conservative alternative to the Post, The Washington Times was founded by what controversial Korean reverend?
Guess: Kim- STRIKE TWO (A: Sun Myung Moon)(seven blocks left)
4. From the French for "pinkish", what variety of wine can be made from a process known as "bleeding the vats"?
Guess: Prosaic- CORRECT ($900)

Sole $400 Question: Often set to a Latin beat, what trademarked fitness program urges you to "Ditch the workout, join the party"?
Guess: Zumba- WINS $1,300; BAILOUT

Once again, we shift from two gals to two guys; Eric & Kevin need to make it 40 blocks to 13th & Washington...they barely do w/ $650, but they're moving on.

VIDEO BONUS: Six times the size of the Hoover Dam, this Yangtze River structure has generated more than its share of controversy. Alluding to a trio of nearby canyons, what's the name of this imposing Chinese dam?

They should've gone w/ their guts of walking away at first, because all they can come up w/ is the Yangtze Dam. Correct: The Three Gorges.

Chicago:

Beth's being joined by four more girls- Debbie, Lizzy, Rebecca & Shelly. They're about to go on a 32-block DR.

$100 Round:
1. Dampening schools' spirits, a Connecticut federal judge ruled last year that what peppy disclipline is NOT a college sport under Title IX?
Guess: Cheerleading- CORRECT ($100)
2. Though it sounds slightly derogatory, what radio pundit's fans proudly referred to themselves as "Dittoheads"?
Guess: Don Imus- NO (A: Rush Limbaugh)
3. According to the Yellowstone website, what bovine mammal's head can function as a snowplow due to the muscles in its massive hump?
Guess: Bison- YES INDEED ($200)(25 blocks to go)
4. Discovered by an art director in 1963, ranch foreman Carl "Bigun" Bradley was the first cowboy to portray what Phillip Morris icon?
Guess: The Marlboro Man- RIGHT ($300)

$200 Round:
1. Due to its Vitamin C content, Ben Franklin's spruce-based beer was commonly used to ward off what disease suffered by sailors?
Guess: Scurvy- RIGHT ($500)
2. Adding a dash of simplicity, the 2007 shorter Oxford English Dictionary eliminated what punctuation mark from 16,000 entries?
Guess: Hyphen- RIGHT ($700)(16 blocks to go)
$500 RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: In 2007, Time published a list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All-Time". Name four of the six diverse animated series that made the list.
Correct shows given: "The Simpsons"
Not said: "Beavis & Butt-Head", "King of the Hill", "Rocky & Bullwinkle", "South Park" & "Spongebob Squarepants" (13 blocks remaining)

3. Since FDR, one U.S. President hasn't been named Time's Person of the Year. Name this football player turned politician.
Guess: Ronald Reagan- STRIKE TWO (A: Gerald Ford)(eight blocks left)
4. In 2007, choreographer Richard Silver sparked controversy by asserting copyright claims over what ubiquitous line dance?
Street Shout-Out (Lincoln Park): A nearby guy from Jamba Juice...IS OF NO HELP, SO THAT'S GAME OVER (A: The Electric Slide)

These three men, Kevin, Neil & Noah, are aiming for a 33-block ride to the Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse. They sweep their $50 questions.

$100 Round:
1. Called "The Iron Man", what famed Baltimore Orioles infielder was named a special sports envoy to the state department in 2007?
Guess: Cal Ripken, Jr.- RIGHT ($300)
2. In 2010, South Korea experienced a Kimchi crisis due mostly to the soaring price of what leafy vegetable?
Guess: Cabbage- RIGHT ($400)(10 blocks to go)
3. Called the "AF of L", what union buried the hatchet to merge w/ the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955?
Guess: Association of Fair Labor- NO (A: American Federation of Labor)(2.5 blocks left)
4. From the Spanish word for "basket", what variety of the card game Rummy was invented in 1939 by members of a private club in Uruguay?
Guess: Baccarat- STRIKE TWO (A: Canasta)

Sole $200 Q: A staple of Prohibition era lore, the notorious gangster George Kelly had what weapon-inspired nickname?
Guess: "Machine Gun"- WINS $600

For $1,200:

VB: The red stigmas of these crocus plants are being handpicked to make a seasoning that can cost over $100 an ounce. Giving paya its
luminous orange/yellow glow, what's the name of this "Posh" spice?

Saffron will be their final answer...for the $1,200! One of these boys will get a $200 share of that pot.

While being covered by snow in the evening, Jessica, Josh & Katie strike out in seven Q's.

BTW, congratulations to Ben Bailey for signing a three-year contract extension w/ the show!

WoF: Last night, despite winning just under $37K in cash & trip & making some good choices in the bonus round, Russ Ferre fell way short of winning the $100K & we now have eight such losses this season. We're on the Teachers' Week set tonight as we try to recover from that.

Toss-Up topic #1 is, you guessed it, On the Map:

_ _ _ / F _ A _ _ _ _ _ O

Patrick quickly gets SAN FRANCISCO. Let's know a little bit about these teachers:

Patrick Thiel (Fargo, ND)- Middle school teacher
Candace Jenkins (Shreveport, LA)- First Grade teacher/cheerleading coach
Laura Hall (Des Moines, WA)- Health/P.E. high school teacher/softball team member

$2K Toss-Up category is Rhyme Time:

C H _ _ K

T A _ _

Patrick's been in enough CHALK TALK for the tripler.

Capzain Jackpot Round subject's Song Title & the showcased trip of the night's to the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf worth $9,640. First to come his way are two T's for the Wild Card, an $800 H, four O's, a $300 S & two R's for the Million Dollar Wedge, then we have...

_ _ / T R _ _ / T O

_ O _ R / S _ H O O _

...he solves The Beach Boys' "BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL" for a new cash total of $4K; he also keeps both the MDW & the WC.

PERFECT ROUND
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $6,100

Phrase is Wednesday's Prize Puzzle Round category; there's an apostrophe in the puzzle early on & it ends w/ a question mark. Candace first calls a $500 S, three T's for another $2,700 & three H's for another $1,800, then she buys an E & four A's before lighting up three L's for another $2,400 & buying the same number of O's. The board now...

_ H A T ' S / A L L

T H E / H O O _ L A

A _ O _ T ?

...WHAT'S ALL THE HOOPLA ABOUT? This woman getting on the board as the new leader w/ her remaining $6,650 & a $5,370 trip to the Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa Beach Resort, $12,020 in total.

PERFECT ROUND #2

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: RL9268382 (Roger L. from Louisiana)

In the Meineke Mystery/Before & After Round, Laura leads off by lighting a $500 T & two S's for another $1,600 & purchasing three A's & an E, followed by a $400 R, the rest of the vowels (a U, two O's & an I), a $900 P, a $300 L & a couple N's for 18 more Benjamins. Here's what we've got showing...

P A R A _ I S E

L O S T

A N _ / _ O U N _

...she isn't going to the PARADISE LOST AND FOUND department, because she's now off the zero mark w/ $4,250.

PERFECT ROUND #3!

Toss Up #3 appears to be an Around the House kind of solution:

_ E _ F - _ E L P

B O O K _

Some SELF-HELP BOOKS are unnecessary in Patrick getting the TU Sweep & $7K.

After the next category's revealed to be Living Things, he first calls for a $700 N, two S's for a doubler & buys two E's prior to putting up a $300 T & buying a pair of A's, but he then hits Bankrupt in between $600 & $900 to lose the MDW, the WC & $1,200. Ouch. After Candace does the exact same thing, Laura Loses a Turn, so we're right back to Patrick. Next for him are a $300 M, a $600 M & two P's for yet another tripler...

A M P _ _ _ _ A N S

& / R E P T _ _ E S

...& he solves AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES to get closer to Candace's lead w/ $9,700.

SOLE LaT OF THE ROUND: Laura
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Patrick, Candace)

Last Chance Round category's Thing & consonants are all valued at $1,300 each. After two G's appear...

G R _ _ _

M _ T _ _ L _ G _

...Candace's learned enough GREEK MYTHOLOGY to wrap up this match w/ $15,920 in cash & vacation! Patrick's going home $9,700 wealthier & Laura is too, to the tune of $4,250.

Tonight's upfront winnings amount to $29,870.

DUDS: C (Candace), F (Patrick), N (Laura), P (Laura), S (Candace)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding some cardboard): $1,200

Big Money Round: Since the end of that Mystery Round, things have been starting to go downhill; I hope Candace can really pick things up in time to win as much as 100 grand and/or a MINI Cooper. She spins the I in WIN & the Bonusland category of the evening's Thing. To start:

_ _ _ R L _

_ _ _ E

She calls C, D, Y & A and here's...

_ _ _ R L Y

_ A _ E

...but she WON'T get a $45K HOURLY WAGE from us (second time this week that's been lost). She leaves w/ $15,920 in cash & Mexico.

J!: The first six subjects of Game #2:

WHO WROTE IT?
FOLK STORIES
4-SYLLABLE WORDS
SCOTT, PILGRIM

VS.
THE WORLD

(BTW, everybody's written an exclamation mark at the end of their contestant podiums at the bottom.)

$200 WHO WROTE IT? CLUE:

An author: "Big brother is watching you."

Raynell: "Who is (George) Orwell?"- CORRECT ($200)

$400:

An ancient Fabulist: "Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

Raya: "Who is Aesop?"- CORRECT ($400)

Middle clue:

A female poet: "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."

Raynell: "Who is Elizabeth Barret Browning?"- RIGHT ($800)

$800:

A revolutionary pamphleteer: "These are the times that try men's souls."

Raynell: "Who is Thomas Paine?"- RIGHT ($1,600)

$1K:

A 19th Century German composer: "God is dead".

Raynell: "Who is (Friedrich) Nietzsche?"- RIGHT ($2,600)

$200 VS. CLUE:

In 2010, it was the Saints vs. the Colts for the championship of this league.

Kailyn: "What is the National Football League?"- YOU BET ($200)

$200 SCOTT, PILGRIM CLUE:

Scott, can you tell me of this English city whence The Mayflower set sail to reach The New World?

Kailyn: "What is London?"- NO
Raynell: "What is Portsmouth?"- ALSO INCORRECT ($2,400)

TONIGHT'S FIRST TRIPLE STUMPER: Plymouth

$400:

Scott, wasn't it nice of the Wampanoag tribe to teach us how to make this dish of beans & corn?

Raya: "What is...I don't know, Succotash?"- YES INDEED ($800)

$400 VS. CLUE:

You might see Magic vs. Wizards or Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves at one of this league's games.

Kailyn: "What is the NBA?"- OF COURSE ($400)

$600:

From 2003-2009, the men's final in this British tournament was somebody vs. Roger Federer.

Raynell: "What is Wimbledon?"- RIGHT ($3K)

$800:

If you're watching Harvard vs. Yale, you're watching a competition in this eight-school group.

Kailyn: "What is The Ivy League?"- RIGHT ($1,200)

Final clue there:

It was Topalov vs. Anand for the 2010 world title in this board game.

Raya: "What is Chess?"- RIGHT ($1,800)

MIDDLE CLUE ON THE WORLD (Daily Double Hunting Alert):

The trail named for these people led from Cuzco to Intipunku "The Gateway of The Sun", & on to Machu Picchu.

Raynell: "Who are The Incans?"- RIGHT ($3,600)

$800:

I see this city, the capital of Uruguay.

Raya: "What is Montevideo?"- RIGHT ($2,600); FIRST BREAK

$1K:

These nomadic people of Southern Kenya build huts in a circle to create a boma, or village.

Kailyn: "Who are the Mow Mows?"- WRONG ($200)

TS #2: Mesai

$400:

This mountain, a symbol of Japan, is known for its five lakes & eight mini-peaks.

Raynell: "What is Mt. Fuji?"- RIGHT ($4K)

$200:

Honolulu County is on this island.

Raynell: "What is Oahu?"- RIGHT ($4,200)

$600 SCOTT, PILGRIM CLUE:

Hey Scott, it's November 11, 1610; it's time to sign the document called "The Mayflower" this.

Raya: "What is Compact?"- RIGHT ($3,200)

$800:

Scott, as a Pilgrim, you must adhere to this stern Protestant movement, an offshoot of Calvinism.

Kailyn: "What is Puritanism?"- RIGHT ($1K)

Last clue:

Scott, did you hear Governor Bradford made this Indian, aka Tisquantum, an emissary; his English is remarkable!

Raynell: "Who is King Phillip?"- INCORRECT ($3,200)
Kailyn: "Who is Squanto?"- RIGHT ($2K)

MIDDLE ANSWER FROM FOLK STORIES (DDH Alert #2):

It took five giant storks to deliver this folk hero to his parents in Maine; later, he moved to Minnesota.

Kailyn: "Who is Paul Bunyan?"- RIGHT ($2,600)

$800:

Legend says he died trying to clear Big Bend Tunnel in West Virginia; no word on that big hammer.

Kailyn: "Who is John Henry?"- RIGHT ($3,400)

$1K:

Don't tell Sasquatch, but Texas folk hero William Wallace had this nickname.

Raya: "What is Bigfoot?"- YES ($4,200)

$400:

Febold Feboldson, in an attempt to end one of these in Nebraska, built huge bonfires around lakes to make clouds.

Kailyn: "What is a drought?"- RIGHT ($3,800)

$200:

His real name was John Chapman & his claim to fame was planting a series of nurseries from this Alleghenies to the Midwest.

Raya: "Who is Johnny Appleseed?"- RIGHT ($4,400)

FIRST FOUR-SYLLABLE WORD:

A member of the Grand Old Party.

Kailyn: "What is a Republican?"- RIGHT ($4K)

$800:

"Wise fool" is an example of this eight-letter figure of speech.

Raya: "What's an oxymoron?"- RIGHT ($5,200)

$1K:

Essential or basic; a literacy organization says "Reading is" it.

Kailyn: "What is elementary?"- NO ($3K)
Raya: "What is required?"- NO ($4,200)

TS #3: "Fundamental"

$600:

DAILY DOUBLE! And she's making it a True one, folks! For $8,400 or nothing, here's the clue:

When speaking about matters of faith, "Ex Cathedra", The Pope is said to be this, meaning he can't be wrong.

"What is infallible?"...DOUBLE to $8,400!

FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND FOR $400:

This type of "theory" explains how an event results from a plot by a covert group.

Kailyn: "What is a conspiracy theory?"- YES ($3,400)

LACH TRASH (all attempted): $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Topic Rundown:

FIRST THINGS FIRST
COPPING OUT AT THE MOVIES
ART -ISMS
BOTANY

DISCOVERIES
ENDS WITH THE SAME 2 LETTERS

MIDDLE ART -ISM (DDH Alert #3):

The French Movement Fauvism relied on bold use of these, such as jaune & pourpe.

Raynell: "What are colors?"- CORRECT ($4,400)

$1,600:

In the 19th Century, Aestheticism said art exists to provide this, w/ no relation to society or morality.

Kailyn: "What is beauty?"- RIGHT ($5K)

$400 DISCOVERY:

These sacred scrolls found at Qumran in 1947 have yielded many insights into early Christianity & Rabbinic Judaism.

Kailyn: "What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?"- RIGHT ($5,400)

$800:

In 1882, Robert Kock discovered the microbe that causes this lung disease, TB for short.

Kailyn: "What is Tuberculosis?"- RIGHT ($6,200)

Middle clue:

James Marshall, whose discovery began this 1849 frenzy, died poor in Kelsey, CA.

Kailyn: "What is the California Gold Rush?"- RIGHT ($7,400)

$1,600:

A 35K-year-old flute discovered in a cave is made from the ivory of this animal, extinct for thousands of years.

Kailyn: "What is the wooly mammoth?"- RIGHT AGAIN ($9K)

For the sweep:

Only weeks after this planet was discovered in 1846, William Lassell discovered its largest moon, Triton.

Raynell: "What is Neptune?"- RIGHT ($6,400)

$2K ART -ISM READ BY KELLY MIYAHARA:

Seurat's painting of "The Circus Sideshow" uses this new Impressionist technique, featuring small dots & brushstrokes, that from a distance create blended color.

Raynell: "What is Pointillism?"- RIGHT ($8,400)

$800 BOTANY CLUE:

They are the individual parts of a flower's corolla.

Raynell: "What are petals?"- RIGHT ($9,200)

$1,200:

Bracken, a species of this green, nonflowering plant, has large, triangular fronds & is found worldwide.

Raya: "What's a fern?"- CORRECT ($9,600)

$1,600:

DAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYY DOUBLE #1! All she risks on this clue is $400:

Varieties of this flower include Leen van der Mark, Orange Emperor & Apeldoorn.

"What is rose?"...incorrect; it was the tulip, so she's now tied for first place in this game w/ Raynell.

$2K ENDS WITH THE SAME TWO LETTERS CLUE (High School Strategy Alert):

A marsh or bog, or any muddled situation.

"What is MP?"- OOPS ($7,200)

TS #4: Morass

$800:

Someone from Helsinki.

Kailyn: "What is Finnish?"- NO ($8,200)
Raya: "What is a Finn?"- RIGHT ($10K)

Middle clue:

This sudden indulgence in an activity may follow "spending".

Kailyn: "What is spree?"- RIGHT ($9,400)

$1,600:

Goodbye!

Raya: "What is Toodaloo?"- RIGHT ($11,600; farewell was also acceptable)

$400 COPPING OUT AT THE MOVIES CLUE:

"Reach for the sky!"- In 2010, Tom Hanks retured for a third time to provide the voice of this sheriff.

Raynell: "Who is Woody?"- YOU BET ($7,600)

$1,600:

Mais Oui! In 2006, Monsieur Steve Martin played Zis-- I mean, this-- bumbling detective.

Kailyn: "Who is The Pink Panther?"- WRONG ($7,800)
Raya: "Who is Inspector Closeau?"- RIGHT ($13,200)

Middle spot:

Let's Segway to this Kevin James title guy, a New Jersey "Mall Cop".

Raynell: "Who is Paul Blart?"- RIGHT ($8,800)

$2K:

He did a "Hitch" as Del Spooner, a robot-hating Chicago cop investigating a murder in 2004's "I, Robot".

Kailyn: "Who is (Will) Smith?"- RIGHT ($9,800)

$800:

No Jokering around! Gary Oldman's James Gordon got a promotion to commissioner in this 2008 film.

Kailyn: "What is 'The Dark Knight'?"- YES ($10,600)

$400 FIRST THINGS FIRST CLUE:

Issued in New Haven, CT in 1878, the first one of these listed about 50 names & businesses.

Kailyn: "What are The Yellow Pages?"- NO ($10,200)
Raynell: "What is a phone book?"- CORRECT ($9,200)

$800:

Opened in Houston in 1965, it was the first fully-enclosed sports stadium; today, it bears the Reliant name as well.

Raynell: "What is the Astrodome?"- RIGHT ($10K)

$1,200:

Seen here- 16-year-old Margaret Gorman was the first person to be given this beauty title in 1921.

Kailyn: "What is Miss America?"- THAT'S THE ONE ($11,400)

$1,600:

In 1731, the USA's first circulating library was founded in this city.

Raya: "What is Philadelphia?"- RIGHT ($14,800)

Final clue in that category:

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYY DOUBLE #2 & A SWEEP! Her last DD wager of this tourney is...$1,800. The answer is:

Not surprisingly, the first architecture department at a college was established at this Boston-area school in 1865.

"What is Harvard?"...no, it was MIT, so she's back at the $13K level.

LAST CLUE IN ENDS W/ THE SAME TWO LETTERS FOR $400:

This word describing the numbers three & 15 can also mean "eccentric".

Raya: "What is odd?"- CORRECT ($13,400)

$2K BOTANY CLUE:

This orange pigment first isolated in carrots in 1831 is also found in pumpkins & sweet potatoes.

Raya: "What is keratin?"- RIGHT ($15,400)

$800 ART -ISM:

Abstract Expressionism has been called the first movement to develop independently in this country.

Raynell: "What is the United States?"- RIGHT ($10,800)

LAST CLUE THERE FOR $400:

U.S. regionalism produced the work seen here; this title object in the center was also a subject for Monet.

Kailyn: "What is a haystack?"- RIGHT ($11,800)

FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND WORTH $400:

This smooth-skinned variety of peach can sometimes be found on the same tree as its fuzzy brethren.

Raya: "What is a nectarine?"- YUP ($15,800)

SOLE TS: Attempted $2K Ends in the Same Two Letters clue

SCORES AFTER TONIGHT'S DJ!:

Raynell: $10,800
Kailyn: $11,800
Raya: $15,800

TONIGHT'S CORYAT SCORES:

Raynell: $10,800
Kailyn: $11,800
Raya: $14,400


OVERALL CORYAT SCORES:

Raynell & Raya: $26,800
Kailyn: $26,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY: Landmarks.

Completed in 1869, it has also been known by its nickname "The Highway to India".

Let's remind everyone of last night's totals:

Raynell: $23,600
Kailyn: $23,800
Raya: $15,851

We're starting w/ Raynell Cooper's final question of "What is the Suez Canal?"...RIGHT TO DOUBLE TONIGHT'S WINNINGS! That gives him no less than $45,200 to take home! Kailyn LaPorte...is also right, but she needs to have wagered at least $10,600 to stay in the running. Her final gamble...$7K, so she'll leave w/ $42,600. Raya Elias-Pushett needs to have completed the trifecta & have risked a minimum of $13,550 to become the new teen champ on this show...



































































































































































































































...NO, SHE WASN'T SUCCESSFUL ON EITHER PART- her response was "What is the Spice Road?" & she gives back $10,800. THAT MEANS RAYNELL WINS THE $75K! Raya departs w/ $20,851.

MtWI: Tonight's regular game contestants are Christy Malone from Elizabethtown, TN (who's a 5th Grade teacher) & Jason Marzano from Chicago (who's an air conditioning service technician). Even though this is a normal game, there are NO Blueprint Bonuses this evening because this episode was taped prior to them being made permanent.

$1K: "Dizzy Mummy"

1. Christy- PASS IN HALF THE TIME

$2.5K: "Ker-Plink! Or Plunk!"- Bounce a marble into each of three makeshift "vessels" in a bowl full of water.

1. Jason- PASS IN :23

$5K: "Don't Blow the Kings"- Blow off all of the red face-down playing cards on the table, leaving just the four Kings that are face-up. If even one King drops to the ground, a strike will be assessed.

1. Christy- PASS W/ :14 LEFT

$10K: "Got Your Back"- As a team, they have to bounce ping-pong balls & knock off four ping-pong paddles.

1. PASS W/ THREE SECONDS TO SPARE

$50K: "Egg Tower"

1. Jason- PASS W/ :23 LEFT

$75K: "Pong To the Fifth Power"- Bounce five green ping-pong balls on top of each other in one of the 20 cups.

1. Jason- PASS IN :11

$125K: "Extreme Mini Stack Attack"- The game's mostly the same as the original, but all of the smaller cups have to be held on a pizza box.

1. Christy- STRIKE ONE
2. Jason- PASS W/ ONE SECOND TO SPARE

I hope they stop now...




















































































































...but they don't- "Oh Nuts"; that's the name of the challenge that first trips up Christy, so they'll split $50K.

Next week is another head-to-head team game; two weeks from tonight, it's an NBA charity episode w/ Derek Fisher & Shannon Brown.

5th Grader: Challenging the big chalkboard tonight was Devin Rice (a web programmer who lives amongst a bachelor pad w/ his dad, brother & grandfather). He was hoping to win enough so that he can buy a Shelby GT & a trip to Japan.

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

(Note: The earlier-taped money graphics were used.)

FIRST CLASSMATE: Jordan
OPENING SUBJECT: Grammar

What punctuation mark should be placed at the end of the following sentence- "Can I please have ice cream"?

A: Period
B: Question mark
C: Colon

Devin drew a question mark, but it was a good thing to the tune of $500.

SUBJECT #2: Animal Science

T or F: Male cows produce milk.

He thought that was False...& doubled his early money.

SUBJECT #3: World Geography

Mt. Olympus, which is over 9K feet tall, is the highest mountain in what country?

Devin knew that can be found in Greece to re-double his bank.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Danielle
SUBJECT #4: U.S. History

Paul Revere's famous midnight ride, which warned that the British were coming, began on what date in 1775?

Nobody got this one- Danielle said September 19th. Actual date: April 18th, & Devin lost his Peek.

SUBJECT #5: U.S. Geography

Two rivers flow through our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. The Potomac's one of them; what's the other?

Devin was wrong w/ the Delaware; the other river in question was the Anacostia.

SUBJECT #6: Earth Science

In 1971, Theodore Fujita developed the Fujita Scale to measure the damage caused by what natural phenomenon- tornadoes, earthquakes or hurricanes?

He guessed hurricanes...tornadoes.

FINAL CLASSMATE: Ty
SUBJECT #7: Math

What is 388 rounded to the nearest thousand?

Thinking this was a trick question, Devin locked in his current score of zero (as did Ty)...& it was now at $7.5K.

FINAL SUBJECT: Measurements

In any given year, if January 1st falls on a Friday, what day of the week does February 1st fall on?

After talking it out, the entire bachelor pad went w/ Monday...$8.5K. But he then tried for the big money.

BONUS QUESTION CATEGORY: World History

What American engineer, whose work w/ rockets became the basis for space exploration, launched the first liquid-fuel rocket in 1926?

Boeing caused Devin to crash to a $2.5K gift card. A good portion of the audience had the right guy of Robert Goddard.

(Note: The BQ think music was NOT used on this episode.)

DFtL!: Rockin' Moms Week rolled on as Nahisha Pettit from Baltimore, MD took the stage; her mom Barbara & daughter/cheerleader Georgia were in the audience.

Specialty Categories: Disco & 1990s

1. Pop
A: "Sister Golden Hair" by America (1975)
B: "In My House" by Mary Jane Girls (1985)
PICK: "In My House" (because of remembering doing some MJG songs at a Sixth Grade talent show)
MISSING WORDS: Three

PREVIOUS LINE: "Come on over boy, any time I'll keep you happy..."
FINAL GUESS: "...and so satisfied"

2. Disco
A: "Turn the Beat Around" by Vicky Sue Robinson (1976)
B: "Heaven Knows" by Donna Summer (1979)
PICK: "Heaven Knows" (w/ Georgia on stage)
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "And heaven knows it's..."
BASE GUESS: "...only 'cause..."


A: "...not the way this should end"
B: "...not the way it could be"
C: "...not the way to break up"

CHOICE: B

MySpace Karaoke Singer of the Night: Misty (Oxford, MS; "Love Shack" by The B-52s)

3. Rock
A: "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & The Comets (1955)
B: "Travelin' Band" by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970)
PICK: "Rock Around the Clock"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "...around the clock tonight, we're gonna..."

FINAL GUESS: "...rock, rock 'til the broad daylight" (A: "...rock, rock, rock 'til broad daylight")

4. 1990s
A: "Friday, I'm in Love" by The Cure (1992)
B: "Larger Than Life" by The Backstreet Boys (1999)
PICK: "Friday, I'm in Love"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "Monday, you can fall apart"

FINAL GUESS: "Tuesday always breaks my heart" (A: "Tuesday, Wednesday, break my heart")

She went for $5K.

ENCORE: "She's a Beauty" by The Tubes (1983)(Rock)
MISSING WORDS: 10
PREVIOUS LINE: "But you can't touch the merchandise, she'll give you every..."

FINAL GUESS: "...wish you desire, and if you kiss her you'll feel..." (A: "...penny's worth, but it will cost you a dollar first")

Millionaire:

Game 1
Start of Game 2

(Also on "Let's Make a Deal" today: Stacy gave up a near-$7K kitchen to try for the Big Deal of the Day worth $23,695, but her Door #3 caused her to trade down to a $2,999 motorscooter. Today's BD behind Door #1 was a 2011 Ford Escape XLS FWD & a year's worth of Jiffy Lube oil changes. Additionally, as of this episode during the Find the Face card game, if you want to play for the car, you have to give up what you've won in the first two rounds to try for it.)

Episode ratings:

"Ca$h Cab":
NYC: 5
Chicago: 6

9: "Jeopardy!"
7: "Millionaire" & "The Price is Right"
6: "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?", "Let's Make a Deal", "Minute to Win It" & "Wheel of Fortune"
3: "Don't Forget the Lyrics!"

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