Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3/23/2011 Results

LMaD: At this time, the big blue sign to the right of the three curtains is permanent; tomorrow (on Episode #300), the silver curtain will be as well. First off, there are three $100 pieces of stock w/ multipliers on them (blue, green & red) ranging up to a 50.

Lauren: Red
Laura (baker): Blue
Dorothy: Green

Lauren goes w/ Curtain #1...all she gave back was TWO of her shares, so she's won a trip to the Divi Resort in Barbados worth $7,185! Dorothy's designated second in line & she buys the silver small box (Jonathan)...but in that is the ZONK puppet trio, so she misses out on a 25. Finally, Laura keeps her money...there's a FOUR on her piece of paper, so she's got $400 to put in her pocket instead of what the silver envelope had, a FlyScooter ($2,899).

The married team of Amy & Cory get $500 just for showing off their wedding rings as they play the Men's Intuition Deal.

Round 1: Green Small Box- Gravy mouthwash
Red- His/her watches ($1,385)

Cory buys Curtain #3 w/ the five bills...NO car there, but they've won a HDTV trio worth $3,949.

Curtain #1: Cold air balloon ride
Curtain #2: Ford Focus ($16,690)

Tiffany then comes out w/ a copy of Behind the Ca$h: The Untold Story of Wayne Brady; Richelle can either keep its hidden money or pick Curtain #2. She wants the middle curtain...the bookmark in said book was worth $350, winning her a women's sports package worth $4,245- PERFECT DEAL!

Attempting to find certain items in her purse this morning are is Jennifer; the predictor's name is Nathan (who's wearing a polka-dotted hat & giant bow-tie).

Round 1: A pen
Prediction: YES- FALSE

Round 2: Photograph of a child
Prediction: NO- TRUE

Round 3: $5 bill
Prediction: NO- TRUE ($1K)

When offered Curtain #1, Jennifer gives it up late for $1,300...it was the $6K Monterey getaway. Also not going any further is Nathan...who just passed up the Nissan Versa Sedan (Curtain #3).

To begin the next deal, Demetrice (who's wearing a black graduate suit) is spotted the iPhone, while Jordan (dressed as an insect w/ an antenna on top) receives the iPad as his base prize. In the opening round, Demetrice gives the iPhone to Jordan for what's in the small box (Jonathan)...the $2,400 HP laptop package. For Jordan's round, he adds his electronics to Demetrice's stash in order to get control of Curtain #2...which holds a $4,230 dining room set. Finally, Jordan takes The Big Risk on the Big Box...which DOESN'T pay off w/ the strawberry octopus lollipops.

Now, Patricia will make a quickie deal w/ us. She sells Curtain #3 for a C-note...which will cost her a trio of kitchen appliances worth $4,136.

THE BIG DEAL: Lauren keeps her trip, so Richelle will get her chance at the Big Deal of the Day worth $23,664. She chooses Door #2. In #1 was the $7,999 WaveRunner...while #3 had an AXT 2 home gym worth $2,579! As a result, she might get to play some sports in both St. Maarten & Kenya!

TPiR: Getting the calldown from George Gray first are Nathan Creer from BYU (who's majoring in Business Marketing), Haley Copello, Charles Price & Lela Boffi; IUFB #1's a Motorola Blur w/ the one-year calling plan (Amber & Manuela).

Lela: $1,200
Nathan: $650

Charles: $775
Haley: $800


ARP: $1,340

Lela plays Most Expen$ive for the JVC 47" LCD HDTV w/ the iPod (Amber), some Louboutin accessories (Manuela) & a Golden West Billiards table (Rachel). She goes w/ my gut of the table.

Electronics- $2,048
Accessories- $2,535
Table- $3,595

Coming out of The Mob fifth is Summer Weaver & the second IUFB's a couple of DXG 3D camcorders/viewers (Amber in the clam).

Summer: $1,100
Nathan: $1,101
Charles: $1K

Haley: $800

ARP: $1,200

Nathan plays Cover Up for the Honda Element (Std., Security, BAttachment, Mats)(Rachel at Door #3). Board:

First digit: 2 or 3?
Second digit: 0, 1 or 3?

Third digit: 0, 4, 5 or 9?
Fourth digit:
2, 3, 4, 7 or 9?
Last digit: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 or 8?


OPENING DUD PRICE: $15,789

1. $ (2)(3)(9)(2)(6)
2. $ (2)(3)(4)(9)(7)
FINAL TRY: $ (2)(3)(4)(9)(4)- PAINFUL LOSS (ARP: $23,491, which was his other guess but was ultimately rejected due to a friend named Chad)

Player #6 will be Donnita Miller & the third IUFB's a SportsStuff package (Manuela at Door #2).

Donnita: $375
Charles: $700
Haley: $500
Summer: $701


ARP: $850

Does Summer win the chance to take the $9,729 WaveRunner (Amber at Door #3) playing the Range Game w/ a range of $9,300-$9,900...NO, she falls $30 short, so Nathan will have the dreaded second wheel-spinning position.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Summer ($850): $.65
Nathan ($1,200): 20 + 40 = NICKEL SHORT
Lela ($9,518): 55 + 30 = WINS W/ $.85

The red's occupied third by Eren Yar & the fourth one-bid's a couple of snowboards (Rachel behind splitting sign).

Eren: $1,444
Donnita: $890
Charles: $850
Haley: $950

ARP: $1,144

Haley plays the Shell Game for at least a four-night trip to Park City, UT worth $5,928 (Rachel near Door #4). Manuela controls today's SPs.

1. Herb chopper/salad dressing maker
IS NOT: $30
PICK: LOWER- $20; CAPTURES SHELL #3


2. Mini cupcake maker
IS NOT: $41
PICK: LOWER- $30; CAPTURES SHELL #2


3. Carafe
IS NOT: $30
PICK: LOWER- $40


4. Whipped cream dispenser
IS NOT: $18
PICK: HIGHER- $26; CAPTURES SHELL #1


Drew decides to cut right to the chase. When it comes to #4, the yellow ball...ISN'T there! It's in #2.

The second player going green is Stacey Telesz & the next-to-last IUFB deals w/ the two Sony eReaders brought to us by Amber.

Stacey: $650
Eren: $400
Donnita: $600
Charles: $550

ARP: $600- Donnita wins a $500 bonus! NOT good for Charles, though.

And she plays Coming or Going for a bedroom that George's fake sleeping in that also includes a Bose sound system (Manuela's also behind Door #2).

Coming: $8,535
Going: $5,358


She claims the bedroom by Going!

Being woken up last to play today is Nicole Holberg & the final one bid of the morning's a Whirlpool stainless steel dishwasher (Rachel on the turntable). Charles' been here the whole hour.

Nicole: $800
Charles: $850

Stacey: $900
Eren: BUCK


ARP: $750

BOOTED TO FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB: Charles

More bad news- after eliminating $19,292 to start in Gas Money, Eren loses $2K & the $20,885 Mazda6 (Std., CE)(Amber). Left on the board were $21,790, $22,749 & $23,661.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Eren ($750): $.95
Donnita ($6,458): 15 + 70 = $.85
Haley ($7,148): 20 + 65 = SAME SCORE AS DONNITA; EREN BECOMES SHOWCASE RUNNER-UP

FORESTS SHOWCASE:

Turntable- Three-night trip to Santa Barbara (Amber)
Door #4- Trip to the Peace Lodge in Costa Rica (Rachel)
Door #3- Subaru Forester (Manuela)

HALEY PASSES TO EREN; EREN BIDS $27,444 ON TRIPS/CAR SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF

MY BID FOR TRIPS/CAR SHOWCASE: $33,333

LELA'S OUTDOOR SHOWCASE:

Door #1- Zuo outdoor dinette w/ an International Home Furnishings kitchen island (Manuela)
In front of Door #3- Honda CRF-100 motorcycle (Amber)
Door #2- MacGregor sailboat (Rachel)

LELA BIDS 37 GRAND ON BOAT SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR BOAT SHOWCASE: $37,429

EREN'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $27,444

ARP: $30,497
DIFFERENCE: $3,053


LELA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $37,000
ARP: $38,838
DIFFERENCE: $1,838- WIN!


Lela leaves w/ $48,356 in prizes.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 3-3
TOTAL WINNINGS: $64,762

CC: Tonight's first Windy City girls are Elena & Kiji; they're 37 blocks away from their goal.

$50 Round:
1. Though he never knew how to fiddle, what notorious emperor shocked Rome in 59 A.D. by ordering the death of his domineering mother?
Guess: Nero- CORRECT ($50)
2. Allowing the King & the Rook to cross paths, what move in the game of Chess originated w/ a Medieval Rule called "The King's Leap"?
Guess: Castling- YES INDEED ($100)(26 blocks to go)
3. Known as the Salvos in Australia, what charity-driven church confers the title of General upon its international leader?
Mobile Shout-Out: Elena calls her sister Andrea.
STRIKE ONE (A: The Salvation Army)
4. Also a standard type of bridge, what's the term for the system of springs & shocks that give cars a smooth ride?
Guess: Suspension- RIGHT ($150)

$100 Round:
1. Known for its hot air balloon fleet, what real estate company's slogan is "Above the Crowd"?
Guess: Remax- RIGHT ($250)(13 blocks left)
2. Invoked for the first time after 9/11, what organization's Article 5 states that an attack against one nation is an attack against all?
Guess: Homeland Security- STRIKE TWO (A: NATO)
3. Afraid of offending epileptics, a local counsel in the U.K. has proposed replacing what buzzword w/ the phrase "thought shower"?
Street SO (River North): Two girls try to help them out.
Guess: Brainstorm- CORRECT ($350)(8.5 blocks to go)
4. Introduced in 1958, the Billboard Hot 100 Chart ranks songs based on total sales, streaming activity & what other statistic?
Guess: Most requested- GAME OVER (A: Radio airplay)

The weather may not be that good in Chicago during their DOUBLE RIDE game, but Andy, Joe & Katie could care less about that as they try to make it 34 blocks to North & Wyland. Heading into Round 2, they have one strike to their credit.

$200 Round:
1. Also a Portland rock band, what brand of alcohol makes 190 per spirit that may not be sold in over a dozen states?
Guess: Everclear- RIGHT ($500)
2. Described by Business Week as "Facebook in a suit", what networking website boasts members w/ an annual average income of $107K?
Guess: LinkedIn- RIGHT ($700)
$500 RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: According to DOE figures from 2010, six Middle Eastern nations produced at least a million barrels of oil per day. Name five of these six oil-rich nations.
Correct countries given: Kuwait, Iran & Iraq
Not given: Qatar, Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emerates (13 blocks to target)
3. Named for a subatomic particle w/ no charge, what type of bomb was designed to kill troops, but leave buildings intact?

Guess: Neutron- YES ($900)
4. Legalizing the concept of "Finders Keepers", what 1862 act allowed Americans to claim ownership of land they lived on & farmed for five years?
Guess: Homestead Act- RIGHT ($1,100)

$400 Round:
1. Famously sported by The Beatles at Shea Stadium, what Minimalist variety of jacket was named for the first Prime Minister of India?
SSO #2 (Old Town): Here's a man this time.
Guess: Nero- RIGHT AGAIN ($1.5K)(two blocks to go)
2. Named for an ancient Greek general, what type of victory's obtained only through unimaginable loss?
Guess: Moral victory- STRIKE TWO (A: Pyrrhus)
Final Question: In 1964, what Republican Presidential candidate spelled out his name on a bumper sticker using the chemical symbol AuH2O?
Guess: (Barry) Goldwater- WINS $1,900!

To close things out on this dreary Wednesday night, Brian & Melinda take a 34-block ride in Beth's "Cab"...& only miss their sole $200 Q to leave w/ $600.

WoF: On what we hope will be a wild Wednesday in a good way, the first Toss-Up provides a Place:

T R A V _ L

A _ E N _ Y

Alex may be going to a TRAVEL AGENCY soon w/ $1K in her pocket, because she's correct. The panel tonight:

Alex Johnson (Jacksonville Beach, FL)- A Florida State College at Jacksonville student studying Anthropology & an aspiring museum curator
Yvette Whaley (Duncanville, TX)- Dallas code officer
Chris Treder (Northridge, CA)- Sixth Grade teacher/principal

$2K TU category is Food & Drink:

B O W _ / O F

_ R U _ _

Yvette's a letter short w/ BOWL OF GRUB.

B O W _ / O F

F R U _ _

Chris eats from a BOWL OF FRUIT for the $2K steal.

ally bank Jackpot Round category's Same Letter & this evening's cheapoair.com getaway valued at $7.5K is to Lisbon, Portugal. He leads off on a bad note w/ a dud in T. Secondly, Alex Bankrupts on the spot in between $600 & $900. Third, Yvette calls a $600 S, two N's for another $1,800 & two R's to deposit another $600 before hitting the other regular Bankrupt to lose the three grand. As Chris resumes play, he calls two P's for a C-note but then buys a dud vowel in A. After Alex Bankrupts the same way she did before, Yvette calls an I while on Free Play, but her next call of C is a dud. Back to Chris again, he buys the other good vowels of an O & two U's before inserting the SL of three H's for another $1.5K. Unfortunately, his next spin of the wheel gets him the exact same Bankrupt Alex previously landed on twice in a row, forcing him to give back $1,750. Speaking of Alex, she just tries to solve for the doubler...

H U N _ R _

H U N _ R _

H I P P O S

...& she does w/ the game HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS.

DUDS: A (Chris), $600 C (Yvette), $300 T (Chris)
BANKRUPTS: 4 (two by Alex)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $9,200

She'll also start a Show Biz Round, beginning w/ her calling a $500 S, buying three E's, calling three T's for another $1.5K & purchasing three I's before putting up the obvious two H's to add a grand to her possible score & three R's for an additional $10.5K. But she then goes to Bankruptvville in the exact same place for the third time tonight to have $13K torn up to pieces. Ouch. Second, Yvette lights up two L's for 12 bills, buys four O's to clean out the vowels & then puts up a $500 D & N while on FP, two G's for yet another $1,200 & we have...

T H E / L O R D / O _

T H E / R I N G S

_ O _ I E / T R I L O G _

...she knows about "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" MOVIE TRILOGY for $3,150, a slight lead & the chance to start an important round.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Alex

The subject of tonight's IHOP Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round is Song Lyrics; there's a question mark at the end of this puzzle. Yvette Bankrupts next to the top dollar wedge right away for the second time on the evening. Second, Chris calls a $900 T, buys five E's & two A's, puts up a $500 G & buys a couple I's, but he then Loses a Turn. Second, Alex lights up $1,600 pairs of D's & H's, buys trip O's, gets a couple W's up there for yet another $1,600 & finishes off the vowels w/ two U's, but she then gets the LaT as well. Following that in Yvette's favor are two R's for $1,600 & three Y's while on the Mystery Wedge in between FP & LaT. She flips it over...$10K! Afterwards, she gets DISQUALIFIED for repeating the W, which allows Chris...

Y O U / _ A Y / A _ _

Y O U R _ E _ _

W E _ _ / H O W / D I D

I / G E T / H E R E ?

...to say "YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF 'WELL, HOW DID I GET HERE?'" from the Talking Heads song "Once in a Lifetime" for the lead w/ $650 more & the $6.5K stay at The Springs Resort & Spa, jump-starting his haul to $9,150 in cash & Costa Rica. Yvette just let $18,100 in cash & vacation slip away because of her late bobble.

LaTs: 2 (Chris, Alex)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Yvette
SOLE DQ: Yvette (W duplication)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: SD9989038 (Sherry D. from Massachusetts)

The $3K TU's topic will be Phrase:

T H _ _ D / T _ M E ' S

T H _ / _ H A R _

Alex knows the THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM to get to $5K.

Fun & Games is the Last Chance Round subject this time & consonants are worth $1.5K apiece; still anyone's game. After Chris calls the C as in his first name...

_ _ _ _ L _ _ R R _ _

R _ C _

...he wins this WHEELBARROW RACE to seal this ugly affair w/ $10,650 in cash & holiday. Alex picks up five big ones & Yvette leaves w/ $3,150.

Only $18,800 in cash & C.R. has been won tonight to this point.

DUDS: N (Yvette), S (Yvette), T (Chris)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $17,750

Big Money Round: Chris spins the R & he needs to solve a Thing right here. To start:

_ _ R _ E _ _ S

_ _ _ _ _ E T

HMPA...ENDS HIS GAME. It was GORGEOUS BOUQUET. Could we have had our third straight $100K win on this particular day of the year?...














































































































































































































...YES- WE HAVE OUR SECOND WIPEOUT OF THE SEASON; IT ALSO MEANS WE'VE SET A NEW ALL-TIME WORST OF 10 $100K LOSSES IN A SEASON. Also, we've tied the longest BR losing steak of the season at seven shows. That sends him packing w/ $10,650 in cash & trip.

MTWI: The Blueprint Bonuses are BACK as of this week, because tonight's contestants are the first-ever daughter/father team, Wayne & Darcy Kawamto from Tustin, CA.

Zone 1:

$1K: "Mad Dog"

1. PASS IN :35

$2.5K (EXTRA 10 SECONDS): "Ping Tac Toe" (also as a team; red balls are used)

1. STRIKE ONE
2. PASS W/ :18 LEFT

$5K: "Ready Spaghetti" (again, as a team)

1. PASS W/ ONE SECOND TO SPARE

$10K: "Booby Trap"- One team member must bounce ping-pong bottles to hit leaning Pringles cans hard enough so that they drop right over three soda bottles.

1. Darcy- PASS IN :11

Zone 2:

$50K (EXTRA LIFE): "Spoon Tune"

1. Darcy- STRIKE TWO
2. Darcy- PASS W/ :21 LEFT

$75K: "Layin' Track"

1. Darcy- PASS W/ EIGHT SECONDS REMAINING

$125K: "Cyclone"

1. Wayne- STRIKE TWO
2. Darcy- LOSS

J!: Megan Barnes has already won more than double than what she won on "Millionaire" in 2009. But can she manage to add even more to her till tonight against the following?:

Janet Russell (Scottsdale, AZ)- Family physician
Jamie Santo (Wilmington, DE)- Freelance editor

Wednesday's Opening Board:

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
WHO OWNS WHAT
OLD NAMES FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS

FAMOUS PAIRS
SONGS IN MUSICALS
WE ALL NEED A "FRIEND"


When we have to go to a commercial break, Santo's leading Barnes $4,200-$4K, while Russell starts her match w/ $800. This first round concludes w/ Russell hitting the Daily Double behind the final clue on The Arabian Nights w/ $4,800 & a margin of $1K over Santo for second place; Barnes' now in first w/ $7,600. Russell's wager is three C-notes, so for a $200 lead heading into the next round, here's the clue:

To prevent her execution, this daughter of a vizier tells the king a story a night for 1,001 nights.

"Who is Scheherazade?"...that's right to move her in front of the pack!

PERFECT ROUND!

Double Jeopardy! Categories:

ISLANDS OF THE ATLANTIC
MAD TV
MY PRESIDENTIAL FANTASY DRAFT
MIXED GREENS
MONUMENTALLY ODD
AMERICAN RED CROSS HISTORY


Russell pulls out her second DD tonight under the middle Monumentally Odd clue; her leading bank of $8,600 is $3K ahead of third-place Barnes & $1,200 over second-place Santo. Her wager this go-round is two thou, so her lead's at stake on the following:

Go to this European capital if you'd like to see a statue of Saint Wenceslas mounted atop the belly of a dead horse.

"What is Prague?"...she's still ahead of the rest w/ $10,600! Later...she completes the DD SWEEP w/ the $1,600 answer about the Islands of the Atlantic; however, she's barely leading the champion, $13K-$12,800, w/ Santo not too far off the pace w/ $9,400. She again makes a $2K bet:

In antiquity, this Spanish archipelago w/ an avian-sounding name was known as the Fortunate Isles.

"What are The Canary Islands?"...those are the ones to bring her up to 15 biggies!

DJ! LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $6,400

Scores Following DJ!:

Megan: $17,600
Jamie: $11K
Janet: $16,200


CORYAT SCORES:

Megan: $17,600
Jamie: $11K

Janet: $13K

FINAL JEOPARDY! WAGERING SUGGESTIONS (4/5):

Megan: $14,801
Jamie: Less than $600 or at least $5,201
Janet: Up to $5,199 or anywhere from $5,801-$13,400


FJ! TOPIC: British Novelists.

In his journals, he described how he once set two groups of boys against each other, likely inspiring his 1954 novel.

Jamie Santo's last response of the night was "Who is (William) Golding?"...yes! His wager was $10,001, jumping him to $21,001. Janet Russell...too nails it for a $12K addition to her readout, which stops at $28,200. Finally, we come to Megan Barnes...AND SHE RETAINS HER CROWN AT $32,401! Her two-day total on this show: $70,002!

To end this night, I would also like to say congratulations to Alex Trebek & Pat Sajak on their Lifetime Achievement Awards that will be handed to them at this year's Daytime Emmys!

Episode ratings:

8: "Jeopardy!"
7: "Ca$h Cab Chicago", "Let's Make a Deal" & "The Price is Right"
6: "Minute to Win It"
3: "Wheel of Fortune"

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