TPiR: Before I begin this TPiRecap, I would like to mention that Sharon Baker's $79,897 win (courtesy of Race Game) at the top of yesterday's season premiere was the biggest by a non-Showcase winner since Devon Grover's $91,366 win on February 20, 2007 (courtesy of Golden Road), which therefore makes her the biggest daytime non-Showcase winner in the Drew Carey era. She showed everyone that if you watch this show religiously, you're almost certain to strike it rich on this show!
The first four Contestant's Row members are Jonathan Lum, Emily Levine, Amit Dalal & Mary Butts. No bones about it, the first IUFB's a quartet of Kodak pocket camcorders (Gwendolyn & Rachel).
Mary: $675/Amit: $700/Emily: $1K/Jonathan: $1,001
Amit, who got married to Aimee the Saturday before this episode was taped, plays the Dice Game for a 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS (Std., Comfort, Prot, Mats)(Manuela at Door #3). His first two rolls are on the nose & we're playing for a $15,600+ Hyundai. After rolling a 3 for the fourth digit & saying higher, he rolls a 6 for the last spot. ARP: $15,6......23.
Player #5's Chelyan Kaiser & the second PUFB's an Avanti UB5 upright bicycle (Rachel behind splitting sign).
Mary: $1,051/CHELYAN: $1,050/Emily: $500/Jonathan: $950
Mary from Topeka, KS plays One Wrong Price for a Honda CRF-70 motorcycle marked at $1,899 (Gwen), two pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes marked at $2,685 (Rachel) & the Frigidaire washer/dryer marked at $2,579 (Manuela). But she whiffs w/ the motorcycle- the washer/dryer was $1,428.
Sixth is Brandon Maimberg & the third one-bid's about a Paradigm home speaker system (Gwen inside the clam).
BRANDON: $700/Chelyan: $1,700/Emily: $1,200/Jonathan: $1.5K
Brandon, an Education Pioneers member in L.A. originally from Annandale, MN, plays the Grocery Game (Rachel) for a La-Z-Boy living room group featuring the Samsung 40" 3-D HDTV & the one-year Netflix subscription, a prize package worth $5,135 (Manuela at Door #3). These are all Italian products- a box of Barilla spaghetti, Francesco Rinaldi Original Pasta Sauce, Kraft Parmesan Cheese, a two-loaf box of Hamma Bella Garlic Bread & a bag of Fresh Express Italian salad stuff.
1. Spaghetti: $1.69 X 3 = $5.07
2. Parmesan: $4.99 X 2 + $5.07 = $15.05
3. Salad: $2.99 + $15.05 = $18.04
4. Sauce: $1.99 + $18.04 = WIN AT $20.03! (Rachel incorrectly rung up an extra cent in the end)
For the record, the bread was $3.59.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Amit ($758): Dime + 40 = Half-Dollar
Mary ($2,199): $.60
Brandon ($6,034): Nickel + 95 = WINS $1K & SHOWCASE BERTH
The first Bonus Spin of the season lands on...$.45.
Next to hear the magic words is Sederia Moore & after she prematurely gets up on stage, GUFB #4's a strapless Issa silk cocktail dress (Manuela in front of CR).
SEDERIA: $495/Chelyan: $605/Emily: $500/Jonathan: $601 (iffy bid)
But Chelyan only sets her Magic # at $1,064.
Two-piece Burbury luggage set (Rachel): $2,545
Six-night trip to the Hyatt Regency Suites Palm Springs (Gwen): $3,385
Trying to do better is RJ Hurley from the front row & the following one-bid gift's an Android Droid 3 smartphone w/ the one-year plan (Rachel).
Sederia: $1,100/RJ: $1.5K/Emily: $1K/Jonathan: $800
Sederia gets to come out of CR for real, because she's playing the Rat Race for a DELL desktop computer system (Manuela), a silver French door refrigerator (Manuela) &/or a 2012 Scion xB (Gwen)($17,970).
Rat Lane Assignments:
1. Travel size can of WD-40: $3.08- $2.79; CAPTURES PINK RAT
2. Babycake maker: $45- $30
3. Hoover WindTunnelMAX vacuum: $200- $199; CAPTURES BLUE RAT
DEAD LAST: Blue
NEXT TO LAST: Green
SCION: Pink- WIN!
That's the second time in a row the third lane rat was the winning one!
Last comes Inessa Malamud & the concluding one-bid prize on the train (w/ George as the conductor) is the Dimplex outdoor living power chef convertible grill (Gwen). Somebody's going to the First Four Breakfast Club after this.
INESSA: $499/RJ: $700/Emily: $900/Jonathan: $500
FIRST CLUBHOUSE VICTIM OF THE SEASON: Emily
Jonathan from Toronto plays Flip-Flop for a self-cleaning, six-person Hydropool 625 (Rachel at Door #2). Board:
$ 8 9 8 7
...when he should've Flopped.
My Pricing Game lineup:
1. One Wrong Price
2. Dice Game
3. Grocery Game
5. Magic #
6. Rat Race
Jonathan ($630): $.95
Chelynn ($1,465; second spin of $.45 was a dud): Nickel + 40 = $.45
Sederia ($19,612): Three Quarters + 20 = $.95
Left of Door #2- Two high-performance surfboards (Rachel)
Right of Door #2- Six-night trip to the Dom Pedro Palace in Lisbon (also includes tickets to an ASP World Tour event)
In Door #2- Kawasaki STX-15F (Manuela)
BRANDON PASSES TO JONATHAN; JONATHAN BIDS 14 GRAND ON TRIP/JET SKI SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIP/JET SKI SHOWCASE: $18,899
BRANDON'S ESCAPES SHOWCASE:
Door #1- Outdoor living room set (Gwen)
Door #4- Six-night trip to the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City (Rachel; also includes a three-hour visit to Jay-Z's 40/40 Club)
Door #3- Ford Escape XLT (Manuela)
BRANDON BIDS $59,900 ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE- SUICIDE WILLY OF THE CENTURY
MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $35,243
Brandon's blunder means Jonathan wins $22,531 in stuff, while Brandon's sent home w/ $7,034 in total earnings.
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 2-4
TOTAL WINNINGS: $53,609
LMaD: Today's first deal's the Lotto; attempting to play for another Accent GLS (Std., Mats, Kit)(Curtain #1) worth $13,340 are Kimberly (dressed as a laundry person), Molly (dressed as a Hawaiian) & Brian (dressed as a robot).
Kimberly: Blue- $250
Molly: Green- $100
Brian: Red- WIN
CHOICES: #2, #5 & #7
1. #7- JONATHAN
2. #5- HYUNDAI
He absolutely turns down a $2,600 Coffee Beanery coffee/espresso package (Big Box) to continue.
FINAL PICK: #2- WINS $80
Jahkein (dressed as a cowboy) could ride off in the sunset for the next six nights to The Sands at Grace Bay w/ an expandable suitcase, a trip package totaling $8,896 (Curtain #2) if he can pick the right airport code for Turks & Caicos- PSC, TAC or PLS. After choosing PLS, he turns down as much as $1.5K...for now, pack your bags- PERFECT DEAL!
Don't Blame Me if none of these three traders do well in this deal- Paula (dressed as a princess warrior), Garrett (dressed as a lumberjack) & Leticia (dressed as a clown butterfly).
Round 1 (Paula for Garrett): $1K or Curtain #3?
PICK: CURTAIN- 55" SAMSUNG LCD HDTV w/ apple tv device, SAMSUNG Blu-Ray Disc player & a one-year movie membership ($4,188)
Round 2 (Garrett for Leticia): $1K or Small Box (Jonathan)?
SB: Luxury spa day ($2,595)
Round 3 (Leticia for Paula): $1K or Silver Envelope?
PICK: SE- isquared dining room ($3,197)
THE BIG RISK (Curtain #2): Leticia- Terradactyl tricycle
It's Ca$h or Crash time for Darian as she tries to win a Jeep Patriot (Std., AC, Airbags) worth $17,890 (Curtain #1). Like the last time, the target's $1.5K.
1. #3- $300
2. #1- DOUBLE
3. #3- $200 ($800)
4. #2- $100 ($900)
5. #3- BUST IT
Dr. Wayne meets Jonathan & Sheila, who've been married for 32 years.
Round 1 (Yellow Box): 14-karat Laura's Jewelry gold cocktail ring ($1.5K) or 10 MP digital camera ($1,187)
Sheila- BANK IT
Round 2 (Curtain #2): X5 eliptical trainer ($3,299) or black kitchen appliances ($3,147)
Sheila- BUST IT
TBR (Curtain #3): YES- Compacted blue Ford Taurus from two incarnations ago
In a quickie deal, Cheryl (dressed as a fat princess) gambles on a giant fortune cookie...she gave back some giant sushi (BB) for $3,725- PERFECT DEAL #2!
THE BIG DEAL: Since his mom won a BD back in 1976 w/ Door #3, Garrett's going to try to do the same w/ a $26,478 trip on the line w/ that same door...history DOESN'T repeat itself for this family, but he's won an outdoor living room set that includes a 46" SunBriteTV, a Maison Bertet lounger & a Margaritaville machine worth a total of $8,436.
#1- Cali Classic 125 scooter ($2,149)
#2- Trip to Brazil w/ $7K
GAME #1: Frenis (Boston) vs. Lawsons (whose one-day cash winnings total $20K)
Round 1: Name a reason a man might not be up for a night of lovemaking. First answer (s) of the afternoon:
#1: Tired (38)(Joyce)
Cynthia: Medication- X
Lillian: Cheating- XX
Sonja: STDs- XXX
David Steal (he's a construction worker): Watching sports on TV- NOT THERE EITHER
#2: Headache (20)
#3: Drunk (13)
#4: Zero libido (11)
#5: Rain/stressful day (9)
#6: Sports training (3)
#7: Kicked in groin (2)
Round 2: Name something a person might change if they were trying to hide from the law. Starting w/:
#2: Hair color/looks (45)(Cynthia)
#5: Clothes (2)(Craig)
Lillian: Name/identity- #1 (46)
Sonja: Address/country- #3 (4)
Raymond: Job- X
Joyce: Social Security Number- XX
Cynthia: Friends- XXX
David Steal (for 97): Car- NO (Lawsons: 135)
Other Bottom Answer: Sex change (2)
Double: According to 100 married men, name a place where it wouldn't be much fun if you brought your wife. For the face-off:
#6: Sporting event/golf (7)(Lillian)
#7: Bar (6)(Nick)
Sonja: Strip club- #1 (24)
Raymond: Bachelor party- X
Joyce: Friend's house- XX
Cynthia: Club- XXX
David Steal (for 74): Fishing/hunting- #4 (10)
TIED FOR #2: Workplace & Casino/poker game (12 each)
#5: Shooting range (8)
Triple: Name something that has curves. First said:
#1: Woman (45)(Sonja)
(Note: It appears the original question for this round was thrown out, as the first one had five answers on the board.)
Raymond: Road- #2 (44)
Joyce: Tires- X
Cynthia: Circle- XX
Lillian: Maze- XXX
David Steal For the Game: Roller coaster- LOSS
#3: Bottle (3)
#4: Chair (2)
(Note: Steve revealed the bottom two answers downwards instead of this season's upwards way.)
FAST MONEY Q's:
1. Name something people begin wearing as soon as they reach middle-age.
2. On a scale of 1-10, how exciting's your mate?
3. Name a kind of nut.
4. Name something that happens to you when you're nervous.
5. Name a place a baby sticks his fingers that he's/she's not supposed to.
1. Girdle- 12
2. 8- 18
3. Peanuts- 25
4. Shake- 10
5. Nose- 21
1. Stockings- DUD
2. 9- 17
3. Macadamia- 3
4. Sweat- 31
5. Ear- 8
Two-game total: $20,725.
GAME #2: Hackneys (whose two-day cash winnings total $1,875) vs. Filipettis
Round 1: Name something in her apartment a woman might catch a girlfriend sniffing. Opening response (s):
#1: Underwear/clothes (33)(Cap. Sean)
Ayana: Perfume- #3 (19)
Rev. Sean: Bedding- #6 (2)
Karl: Cooking- #2 (24)
Marlon: Deodorant- X
Cap. Sean: Hair- XX
Ayana: Soap- XXX
Nancy Steal (for 78): Bathroom- NO
TIED FOR #4: Flowers & candle (8 each)
Round 2: Name an animal that's so big, you wonder how it mates. First up:
#3: Giraffe (15)(Ayana)
DUD: Hippopotamus (Katelyn)
Rev. Sean: Elephant- #1 (55)
Karl: Alligator- X
Marlon: Rhino- #5 (2)
Cap. Sean: Whale- #2 (18)
Ayana: Tortoise- XX
Rev. Sean: Gorilla- XXX
Nancy Steal (for 90): Cow- NO (Hackneys: 168)
#4: Bear (3)
Double: According to 100 married men, use a cooking term to describe your sex life. Opener (s):
#2: Ice cold/cool (12)(Bryan)
DUD: Hot (Rev. Sean)
Deborah: Saucy- X
Lisa (a traveling teacher who also runs marathons): Spicy- #4 (11)
Nancy: Steamy- XX
Katelyn: Good- XXX
Cap. Sean Steal (for another 46): Sizzling- #1 (16)(214)
TIED FOR #2: Bland (12)
#5: Simmering (10)
Triple: Name something you'd hate to see fall off a fire truck on the way to a fire. Starter (s):
#1: Firemen (43)(Karl)
Marlon: Hose- #2 (37)
Cap. Sean: Dog- #4 (4)
Ayana: Fireman's hat- X
Rev. Sean: Ladder- WIN AT 502! (12)
FM #2 Q's:
1. Tell me the age when kids start asking about the birds & the bees.
2. Name a holiday you stay off the roads because of all the traffic.
3. Name a kind of plug.
4. Besides eating, name something people do at the kitchen table.
5. What's the last thing you bought a roll of?
1. Nine- 7
2. Thanksgiving- 18
3. Electrical- 28
4. Talk- 31
5. Toilet tissue- 52
1. 13- 13
2. Memorial Day- 13
3. Spark- 29
4. Pray- DUD
5. Paper towels- 16
TOTAL- WIN AT 207!
Three-day take: $21,875; if they somehow win their remaining two FMs, they will set a new five-day cash record.
WoF: After Jimmy's second intro in his official tenure as the permanent announcer, the first Toss-Up calls for a Person:
_ H _ / P E _ _ E C T
H O S _
A.B. & Bim think Pat's THE PERFECT HOST to strike first blood. Tonight's duos:
A.B. & Bim Majekodunmi (sisters)(S.F.)- A.B.'s a hotelier who also designs women's clothing & just finished her second children's book, while Bim's an online social game producer & a world traveler that eats a lot
Cameron & Chad Henke (brothers)- Chad's an interior designer, restaurant worker & avid bike rider from Seattle, while Cameron from S.F. just opened a hair salon (originally from Iowa)
Diane Snyder & Jolene DeGrandpre (daughter/mother)- Diane from Leawood, KS (originally from Washington State) has been married to John for 20 years, while Jolene thinks she has the world's most perfect son-in-law
$2K TU's a Phrase:
W E / J U M _ E D / A T
T H _ / _ H _ N C E
A.B. & Bim admit "WE JUMPED AT THE CHANCE" for a tripler & control.
ally bank Jackpot Round category's Living Thing; the gift tag for tonight & Thursday comes from Beyond the Rack. A.B. & Bim begin w/ two T's for $1,800, four E's, a $900 H & an I, followed by two L's for another $600, a $300 B, three A's & two C's for another grand & we have...
C H _ C _ L A T E
L A B _ A _ _ _
_ E T _ I E _ E _
...they catch a CHOCOLATE LABRADOR RETRIEVER for another $3,850 & $6,850 total.
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $8,700
For the first time in a season & in a while, it's the What's That Song? Round! Cameron & Chad first call N for negative. Secondly, Diane & Jolene call another dud in S. Third, A.B. & Bim say a $500 B, buy six E's, then want two R's for another $600, a $300 W & four H's to add $3,600 to their current bank, then comes four O's, three M's for the $7.5K bonus, a T for the gift tag & three A's while on Free Play. After that...
O H / _ _ _ E / M E
A / H O M E / W H E R E
T H E / B _ _ _ A _ O
R O A M
...they blank out after the first word, possibly costing them another $13K in cash & prizes. Cameron & Chad follow that w/ a $1,200 pair of F's, a $300 G & an $800 V...
O H / G _ V E / M E
A / H O M E / W H E R E
T H E / B _ F F A _ O
R O A M
...& solve "OH GIVE ME A HOME, WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM" for $2,300, but are wrong on their $3K bonus song title guess of "Oklahoma!"; it was "Home on the Range".
DUDS: $800 N (Cameron & Chad), $450 S (Diane & Jolene)
SOLE DQ: A.B. & Bim (time over on solve)
Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round subject's Place. Diane & Jolene's immediately Bankrupt on the Million Dollar Wedge's left side. Second, A.B. & Bim have the same result next to the Wild Card. Third, Cameron & Chad call two S's worth $800 & four T's for the WC, buy three E's & A's but then hit the same Bankrupt A.B. & Bim just got to lose the WC & three Benjamins. On their second turn this round, Diane & Jolene call for an R while on the Mystery Wedge next to the MDW & Diane takes the obvious gamble...that pays off! But they then Lose a Turn, so A.B. & Bim are next w/ a $500 M, a $600 C & three I's to clean out the vowels, but they then dud out w/ L while on the $3.5K wedge. Afterwards, Cameron & Chad get the other regular Bankrupt next to the top dollar space, allowing Diane & Jolene to take a stab at this setup...
A M E R I C A ' S
_ I _ T I E T H
S T A T E
...they know AMERICA'S FIFTIETH STATE to take their $10K to the Aston Ka'anapali Shores in Hawaii, a pair of trips worth $6,750, for a total of $16,750 & the lead.
SOLE DUD: A.B. & Bim (L)
BANKRUPTS: 4 (two by Cameron & Chad)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: JM5953857 (John M. from Maryland)
The identity of the $3K TU's an Occupation:
H _ L L _ _ O O D
_ T _ N _ M A N
The Henkes correctly answer HOLLYWOOD STUNTMAN to jump to $5,300.
After we've revealed that the Speed-Up Round topic's Food & Drink, the consonant value will be...$1,600 for the second straight night. Two P's later...
S P R I N _ _ _ S / _ N
_ _ / _ _ P _ A _ _ S
...they nail "SPRINKLES ON MY CUPCAKES" for $9,600 & finish in a close second w/ $14,900! A.B. & Bim leave w/ $6,850 & Diane & Jolene have won another squeaker w/ $16,750 in cash & Hawaii.
$38.5K in cash & travel has been won tonight up to now.
SOLE DUD: T (Diane & Jolene)
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $300
Maxwell House Big Money Round #2: Jolene has the Bonus Wheel stop on the S in SPIN; their assigned category's Place. For starters:
_ _ N _ _ E T
R _ _ _
Their picks are MCDO...
_ _ N _ _ E T
R O O M
...for the second night a row, the bonus puzzle's solved a split-second late; it was BANQUET ROOM & they won't be feasting on 30 grand. Doggone it. They leave w/ their Mystery Round winnings ($16,750).
J!: Justin Sausville's fourth pair of challengers are:
Ken Herrera (originally from Denver)- MBA student
Alex Liteplo (Wakefield, MA)- Education publishing digital producer
Tuesday's Opening Topics:
TV TITLE ROLE PLAYING
WAYS TO LOSE MONEY
ONE VOWEL ONLY
After the first three listed categories have been cleared out, Alex & Ken are tied for the early lead w/ $2,800 a pop; Justin trails them by $1,600. After a couple of Triple Stumpers in a row in Stately Rivers, Justin gets the Daily Double at the end of that subject w/ $200; Ken's slipped to $2,400. For $1K, the answer is:
Trenton, NJ lies at the head of navigation on this river.
"What is the Delaware River?"...is correct to multiply those two bills by six. At round's end, he's in second w/ $3,600 by a $600 margin over Ken; Liteplo's in the lead by herself w/ $5,800.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,400 (Stately Rivers)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,800 (TV Title Role Playing)
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3,200
Double Jeopardy! Listings:
A CELTIC CATEGORY
ISN'T IT "GRAND"?
THIS IS A JOB FOR A HERO (each correct response's the profession of a literary hero)
THE WHITE HOUSE
Justin finds a DD underneath a top dollar clue for the second straight time, this one being on The White House; w/ $8,800, she leads the playing Alex by $1,800 & Ken by $4,600. For another $2,200:
The White House's General Manager's the chief this, from the time when his chief duty was escorting visitors to the President.
"What's the chief usher?"...yup to break five figures w/ $11K! But the last DD is Ken's courtesy of the $1,600 A Celtic Category monitor w/ $5,800; the female Alex has $7K & Justin's still in front at $11,800. He wagers just $1,800 on this:
Celts were divided into social classes such as warriors, commoners & this priestly class, performers of religious rituals.
"What are druids?"...he's solely in second for the time being w/ $7,600.
DJ! LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $8,400
Heading Into the Final:
FINAL JEOPARDY! SUBJECT: Name's the Same.
Name shared by a popular world sport & a member of the Gryllidae Family.
Ken Herrera has "What is cricket?"...yes for a final score of $16,801. Alex Liteplo...agreed w/ him but only bet $3,401 to lose at $15,601...but it wouldn't have mattered anyway- Justin's won for the fourth time w/ $24,401! W/ four wins & $101,201 to the good, he's now in 10th place on the Tournament of Champions Leaderboard! A win tomorrow will ensure he rises to at least 8th.
Yaniv & Jordana
Jacob & Gretchen
Jim & Kate (who affectionately call each other "Pig")
1. How many cocktail weiners have your wife snacked on before you showed up to the party?
2. "My wife can be very kind & generous, but she can also be a tad judgmental when it comes to _____________."
3. What's the last new thing your wife brought into the bedroom to spice things up?
YANIV & JORDANA:
1. Seven- SEVEN (5)
2. Getting directions- SMOKING HOOKAH
3. Stick w/ feathers at the end- FEATHER (10)
JACOB & GRETCHEN:
1. Five- SIX
2. Driving- PEOPLE'S CLOTHES
3. Lubricant- WHIPPED CREAM
JIM & KATE:
1. None- NONE (5)
2. Grabbing a few drinks while going out w/ the guys- JOBS
3. Scented massage oils- SEXY LINGERIE
SECOND HONEYMOON: Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa
1. If cross-dressing were going to happen, who'd be better at it- you as a man or your husband as a woman?
2. "We would win the cutest couple award in a heartbeat if the judges got a look at us when we __________________."
3. When it comes to tipping, is your husband less than a 15% kind of guy, a 15-20% guy or does he believe in overtipping?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: On a scale of 1-5 (one being false & five being very true), how would you rate the following statements- "My husband never fantasizes about other women" & "I never fantasize about other men"?
JORDANA & YANIV:
1. Yaniv- YES (20)
2. Make whoopee- DANCE & WIGGLE IT
3. 15-20%- 15-20% (30)
BONUS: 3 (both)- 5 (both)
GRETCHEN & JACOB:
1. Jacob- YES (10)
2. Give public displays of affection- KISS
3. Overtipping- 15-20%
BONUS: 5 (both)- 2 & 1
KATE & JIM:
1. Herself- YES (15)
2. Stay at home w/ our cats- INTERACT W/ OUR CATS (25)
3. 15-20%- 15-20% (35)
BONUS: 4 (both)- 5 & 4 (50)
Consolation Prize: La-Z-Boy demi sofa
Vivica A. Fox's Second Game
Start of Ashley Hebert's Game
5 PM: 7
5:30 PM: 8
7: "Jeopardy!", "The Newlywed Game" & "The Price is Right"
6: "Let's Make a Deal", "Millionaire" & "Wheel of Fortune"