TPiR: George Gray's first four calldowns were Michelle Cohen, David Craig, Liliana Molina & Carla Holland; the IUFBs were underway w/ a Dimplex outdoor Living power chef electric grill (Manuela behind splitting sign).
Carla: $550/Liliana: $450/David: $700/Michelle: $498
Cleveland, OH's Carla played Freeze Frame for a Beachcomber Hot Tub (Amber at Door #3). Some of the best possible prices were $5,888, $6,374, $7,458, $8,817, $9,221 & $9,992. She froze at $6,374...but it was top dollar at $9,992.
Fifth was the latest birthday contestant, Dylan Jones, & the second PUFB was a Nintendo Wii package (Manuela & Rachel).
DYLAN: $650/Liliana: $700/David: $500/Michelle: $550
Let's see if this show could give away another car to a young person, as this 25-year-old played Lucky $even for the Hyundai Genesis (Std., Prot, FMats, CMat)(Rachel). He started by giving a good second digit guess of 3...
$ 2 3 , _ _ _
...because it was correct! After he said 5 second, that cost him...
$ 2 3 , 8 _ _
...three bucks. He then took a chance w/ 6...
$ 2 3 , 8 7 _
...only another dollar gone. Finally, he said 4 & I believe...
$ 2 3 , 8 7 3
...that he won the Hyundai & $1 in gas money- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DYLAN!
Third to go red was Heather Sanderson & IUFB #3 was the DXG 3-D camcorder/viewer pairing (Amber in the clam).
HEATHER: $550/Liliana: $600/David: $400/Michelle: $501
ARP: $600- Liliana pocketed a $500 bonus!
She then went to the Check-Out for the chance to win an Aico dining room w/ Fiesta dinnerware & the one-year Dinner of the Month club membership, all worth $7,217 (Manuela at Door #3). Today's groceries were Taco Bell refried beans, Canada Dry low-sodium club soda, Bull's Eye Original BBQ Sauce, a bag of the new Sunsweet D'Noir Prunes & the Invisible Glass cleaner.
TOTAL GUESS: $14.05
ACTUAL TOTAL: $12.75
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Carla ($630): Dime + Nickel = $.15
Liliana ($8,317; first spin was a DUD): Two 35s
Dylan ($24,528): WIN W/ $.85!
Next on the lineup was Wilhelmina Love & the fourth one-bid gift was a Toshiba laptop (Rachel).
Heather: $799 (WHOOPS)/WILHELMINA: $825/David: $725/Michelle: $800
David played More or Less for an eMoto electric bicycle marked at $500 (Manuela), the glass-topped secretary desk marked at $2K (Manuela & Rachel), the Electrolux washer/dryer marked at $3.5K (Rachel) & the Jeep Wrangler (Amber at Door #3).
Bike: MORE ($999)
Desk: LESS ($1,695)
Washer/dryer: MORE ($3,198)
After Keven Savell came on down, the next IUFB was a selection of Denair Airbrush Makeup (Manuela behind rising sign).
Heather: $401/Wilhelmina: $550/KEVEN: $495/Michelle: $450
It WASN'T looking good for Michelle, but in the meantime, Keven made it on stage to play Double Prices (Rachel) for a trip to the Beacon Hotel in South Beach, FL (Amber at Door #4). Out of a toss-up between $4,626 & $5,993, he went w/ $5,993...yes indeedy!
(Note: As of this episode, the original DP logo has permanently returned.)
April Miller was the last called-down member of Contestant's Row this day & the final IUFB was the party tyme karaoke system (Amber on the turntable).
Heather: $525/Wilhelmina: $599/APRIL: $725/Michelle: $450
DOOMED TO GO TO THE FFBC: Michelle
Wilhelmina from Maryland played Pl!nko (Rachel w/ the SPs).
1. Libman mop
IS NOT: $20
PICK: 0- $10
2. Hand-powered chopper
IS NOT: $53
PICK: 3- $50
3. Grilling accessory kit
IS NOT: $46
PICK: 4- $42
IS NOT: $36
PICK: 3- $46
Manuela awarded the other two Pl!nko Chips.
1. $500 (Right)
2. DUD (Right)
3. OTHER DUD
My Thursday lineup:
1. Lucky $even
2. Freeze Frame
3. Double Prices
6. More or Less
Wilhelmina ($1,162): TRIPLE HER MONEY
David ($3,424): 40 + 95 = OVER
Keven ($6,502): Quarter + 40 = $.65
Wilhelmina would only get the Top Winner's Showcase podium if she won the 25 grand in her Bonus Spin...but she just missed the $10K w/ $.80.
WATER SPORTS SHOWCASE:
Door #1- Two pieces of SportsStuff (Manuela)
In between Doors #1 & #2- Trip to The Historic Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake in MN (Manuela)
Door #2- Sea-Doo Speedster (Rachel)
WILHELMINA BID 15 GRAND ON TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE- STAGE GARF
MY BID FOR TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE: $23,352
DYLAN'S ROYAL WEDDING SHOWCASE:
In between Doors #2 & #3- Mitsubishi 82" DLP HDTV w/ a classic English tea set & a trip to London (Amber; the trip was displayed on the TV)
Door #3- Buick Regal CXL RL6 (Manuela)
DYLAN BID $27,750 ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE- GARF OF THE CENTURY
MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $45,255
Wilhelmina: $32,082 (Difference: $17,082)
Dylan: $45,320 (Difference: $17,570; I DSWed)
Dylan was much closer to winning than I thought he would, but Wilhelmina won anyway w/ $34,244 in cash & stuff.
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 3-3
TOTAL WINNINGS: $77,645
WoF: Toss-Up #1's a Thing:
M _ _ E
B U _ T _ N
Don't hit that MUTE BUTTON just yet- Brad's on the board w/ a thousand bucks. Here's the Thursday trio of players:
Brad Issler (Calabasas, CA)- Cal State University-Northridge credential student/9th Grade student teacher in a Biology honors class/recreational co-op worker
Christina George (Brookport, IL)- An assistant manager at retail clothing store/limited edition Barbie collector who does mission work outside of the country
Mary Curry (Missoula, MT)- Adventure travel company worker
The theme of the $2K TU's Rhyme Time:
I _ / _ T
_ _ / W _ _ / I T
So far, Brad's IN IT TO WIN IT to the tune of $3K.
Tonight's desert trip is on an AmTrak through the Grand Canyon worth $6,965 & the Meineke Jackpot Round category will be Food & Drink. He first calls two R's for $1,800, two T's for another $900, but he then hits the Bankrupt in between $600 & $900 to lose $2,700 almost immediately. Christina secondly calls two B's for $1,600 & a $450 D, buys four E's but then the sole dud vowel of U. Third, Mary calls a C for the train trip & we have...
B E E R - B _ T T E R E D
_ _ _ _ / & / C _ _ _ _
...she eats some BEER-BATTERED FISH & CHIPS to take the early lead w/ it.
SOLE DUD: U (Christina)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Brad
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,600
First in this Before & After Round, Christina calls four T's for $2,400, purchases five E's & puts up two H's for another C-note, then she buys an O, calls a $550 R & two M's for $1,800 additional & purchases a pair of I's. But she then Bankrupts in the same way Brad did to lose out on five G's. Second, Mary gets the three C's for $1.5K &...
T I M E / T O
_ _ C E / T H E
M _ _ I C
T E _ C H E R
...after she & I say it's TIME TO FACE THE MUSIC TEACHER, she now has $8,465 in cash & train adventure.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Christina
The Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round revolves around a Place tonight. Mary continues to try & stay on the right track w/ three T's for $900, two E's, three A's, a $300 H & a couple N's for another $1K deposit, but she then duds out on the $3.5K space w/ S. Second, Brad also calls a dud in R. Third, Christina lights up double F's for $1,200 & buys five O's, but her next consonant call of M's no good. Once we get back to Mary, she loses another turn w/ P, allowing Brad to call two V's while on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar one. He takes the $2K buyout...
T H E / F O O T / O F
A N / A _ T _ V E
V O _ _ A N O
...& by successfully avoiding the Bankrupt there, he bags another two thou & a holiday to somewhere near THE FOOT OF AN ACTIVE VOLCANO, the Hilton Waikoloa Village priced at $6,815, for a new leading haul of $11,815 in cash & Hawaii.
DUDS: $800 M (Christina), $450 P (Mary), $300 R (Brad), $3.5K S (Mary)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: SS5775643 (Sandy S. from Alabama)
The TUs are done for the evening after this next Living Things board:
_ _ G _ _ _ _ _ G
_ U _ _
Mary catches some LIGHTNING BUGS to climb to $11,465 & be within $350 of the leadership position.
The following puzzle's from the world of Fun & Games. First up for Mary are two N's for $10K, three I's & an A & a $300 G, followed by a $700 D & R. Eventually, we get this layout...
R I D I N G / A
U N I _ _ _ _ E
...& she's RIDING A UNICYCLE to a $10,700 payout & move her into first w/ $22,165 in winnings!
Last Chance Round subject's People & consonants are valued at...a $1,700 price tag. Late in this round...
P _ _ T S / &
W R _ T _ R S
...Christina finally gets out of gooseegg territory w/ POETS & WRITERS & leaves w/ the $1,700. We say Aloha to Brad w/ $11,815 in cash & Hawaii & that $10K+ solve sends Mary to Bonusland w/ $22,165 in cash & voyage!
So far this show, $35,680 in cash & vacations have came out of the budget.
DUDS: L (Mary), M (Christina), Y (Christina)
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $7,700
Big Money Round: Mary Curry spins the second A in AMERICA'S & here's a Phrase for her to try & solve, beginning w/ this pair of letters:
_ _ _ E / _
_ _ _ T
BCDO give her...
_ _ _ E / _
_ O O T
...she's incorrect initially w/ MAKE A HOOT, but she's right the second time w/ GIVE A HOOT! The last time we had this bonus puzzle in the 25th Anniversary season, the $100K was lost. Do we have a win of said grand prize this evening to kick off this year's May Sweeps?...
...NO, but she wins the $35K for a final total this evening of $57,165 in cash & train! The Rebuilding Together charity bank moves forward to $7.5K.
SL: Here's your last Season 4 team this week:
Jason (20)(Levittown, NY)
Anthony (24)(Mt. Sinai, NY)
Corey (24)(Seldon, NY)
Travis (20)(Hicksville, NY)
Joe (24)(Mt. Sinai)
1. "Crotch Doctor"- While dressed as a doctor, Corey has to let the mechanical leg underneath a bed's covers kick him in the groin three times.
RESULT: PASS ($300)
2. "Tartar Teeth"- Since he's on the hot spot again, Corey now has 30 seconds to lick all the tartar sauce out of some fake teeth.
RESULT: PASS ($600)
3. "Beard Return"- After Joe gets an Abraham Lincoln-like beard, an Abe lookalike will rip it right off of his face.
RESULT: PASS ($900)
1. "Piano Smack Down"- In his third challenge on this Thursday evening, his hands have to get smashed as he's playing the piano for :20.
RESULT: PASS ($1,300)
2. "Cafeteria Mix-Up"- Mike's gotta handle swallowing a drink consisting of milk, sloppy joes, peas, corn & green Jell-O.
RESULT: PASS ($1,700)
3. "Clay Face"- A professional potter has to put :20 worth of clay on Joe's face while that contestant's spinning around.
RESULT: PASS ($2,100)
1. "Produce Score"- Anthony's the goalie for a female lacrosse player that will toss various produce at him for half a minute.
RESULT: PASS ($2,900)
2. "Hitted Show" (Jason)
RESULT: PASS AGAIN! ($3,700)
3. "Pan Cake Fire" (Travis)
RESULT: YET ANOTHER PASS!!! ($4.5K)
FIVE-PLAYER CHALLENGE FOR ALL THE MARBLES: "Dog House"- Travis doesn't have to do it, but everybody else has to eat a dog food house. Are these six the first group ever to totally sweep this show???...
...NO; doggone it. But they still split $4.5K, which is $750 for each member!
BrainSurge: Thursday's co-host is Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor. And now, let's meet the next six Brainiacs going for all the gold & green on this program:
Jazmyne (avid swimmer)
Raymond (baseball travel team member)
Sydney (frequent faller)
Madeline (owner of 53 baby dolls)
Ryan (frequent pie-eating contest champ)
Daniel (who can do backflips on a trampoline)
For 10: Monster truck rally eating incident
All six kiddies score.
For 20: Pizza drive-thru
Daniel was incorrect w/ half that number & Raymond had a TIME OVER.
For 30: Misty's patterned bracelets
The ones who missed w/ #3 were Jazmyne & Raymond.
For 50: On a beach volleyball court, which of the four girls hit the ball the most times?
Raymond was wrong again by going w/ #2, while Daniel goofed w/ #3.
T1. Madeline, Ryan & Sydney- 110 each
4. Jazmyne- 80
IN TROUBLE: Daniel (40) & Raymond (10)
FOR 100: Jeff's latest Ferris Wheel ride
Madeline made her sole mistake of this round w/ #4 & Sydney was one cart short; Ryan has the SWEEP! Of the three 110-point players, the two slowest ones are...Madeline & Raymond, so they get the slime bucket plus the Nintendo DS lite.
Level 2: Ryan's dog recently tinkled on his legs & Sydney's also a veggie-hater from Georgia; meanwhile, we listen to Jeff's tale about his summertime job as a lifeguard.
1. What object hit him in the back of the head after he fell asleep in his lifeguard chair?
Jazmyne: Suntan lotion- WIPEOUT! (A: Beachball)
KO Round Pairs: #1 & #2, #3 & #11, #4 & #13, #5 & #8, #6 & #7, #9 & #14, #10 & #16 and #12 & #15
Daniel: #3 & #11
Sydney: Front & Back Trick at #1 & #2
Daniel: Front & Back at #6 & #7
Sydney: #4 & #13
Daniel: #5 & #10
Sydney: WIN W/ #5 & #8
Daniel & the cohorts before him all go down the Brain Drain w/ a Schafer & Sons electric guitar.
THE PATHS TO VICTORY: Should Sydney win the flip & Wii/EA Games package, she'll get a chance to play for NOT a trip to Australia, but to a place where she can get a little taste of that country- the San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park.
She slowly gets through that early toughie in one try & has 1:17.38 left.
She runs into trouble w/ this grid...& 10.21 WON'T be enough time for her to try to make it to the zoo.
CALIFORNIA GRID, JUST FOR FUN:
Yes, Misty does get to join Sydney down the BD.
TNG: Tonight's three prom king & queen couples:
Kenneth & Michelle
Andrew & Megan
Josh & Tara (she was nicknamed "Queen Butthead"!!!)
1. By the time you were crowned king in high school, how many fair maidens had seen your highness?
2. What surprising argument first cropped up when your soulmate became your roommate?
3. If the Queen of England's crown represents her power, what item in your home represents your queen's sexual power?
KENNETH & MICHELLE:
1. None- NONE (5)
2. She gets too stressed out- HIM PLAYING VIDEO GAMES TOO MUCH BY THE TIME THEY MOVED IN
3. Long, blue plaid shirt- LINGERIE (even though I saw the answer card come up prematurely after her response to the first question)
ANDREW & MEGAN:
1. Two- THREE
2. She likes to buy lots of nail polish & leave them all over the place- PANTS EVERYWHERE
3. See-through T-shirt- HER LACY NIGHTGOWN
JOSH & TARA:
1. None- ZERO (5)
2. He's leaving his stuff everywhere- LOSING HER PASSPORT JUST BEFORE THEIR HONEYMOON, RESULTING IN THE TRIP BEING DELAYED
3. Pink, lacy lingerie- LINGERIE (10)
SECOND HONEYMOON: Rio Mar Beach Resort Golf/Casino/Spa, a Wyndham Grand Resort in Puerto Rico
1. If your husband was a member of the royal family & his kingdom was named after his personal scepter, would he be the king of Thinland, Curvingham or Longshire?
2. "The thing that sets me apart from all of my husband's exes is ____________."
3. How many times a month does your husband's royal subject get a tongue-lashing from the queen?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "If my husband told me that he had a schoolboy crush on our friend ______, I would think it was cute, but if he told me he had one on ______, I would be pissed."
MICHELLE & KENNETH:
1. Longshire- LONGSHIRE (15)
2. Kenny's love for me- INNOCENCE
3. One- TWO
BONUS: Hannah & Jennifer- JENNIFER (both; he wanted to change the first one to Hannah but it was too late)(30)
MEGAN & ANDREW:
1. Longshire- CURVINGHAM
2. Sanity- SHE'S NOT CRAZY (10)
3. Four (once a week)- ONCE
BONUS: Julie & Amanda (from work)- JULIE & EMILY (25)
TARA & JOSH:
1. Curvingham- LONGSHIRE
2. Faithfulness- HAVING SEX W/ HIM
3. 30- 20
BONUS: Krista (co-worker) & Jessica (bridesmaid)- KRISTA & JASON (25)
Consolation Prize: One-year Netflix subscription
Conclusion of Billie Johnston's game
Start of Rani Peffer's game
(Also today: Denis Theriault left "Jeopardy!" w/ $20,199 after being the only one wrong in the Final, making Joe McKee the new champion w/ $22,600...Kimberly didn't take home the $28,086 Big Deal of the Day behind Door #2 on "Let's Make a Deal", which was trips to Bora Bora & China, but she did leave w/ a $7,854 bedroom in #3.)
9: "Millionaire" & "Silent Library"
8: "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "Jeopardy!" & "The Price is Right"
6: "BrainSurge", "Let's Make a Deal" & "The Newlywed Game"