TPiR: This is Marty Wagner's last episode; he sees Toni Ann Carillo, Autumn Villegas, Matthew Parker & Estelle Peters coming on down first. Here's the morning's first PUFB, the $668 iPad2 (Rachel).
Toni Ann: $550/Autumn: $600/Matthew: $699/Estelle: $700
Autumn wins the right to play the Grand Game w/ a target price of $5.5, but she only wins $10 after her bad choice of the Planters Whole Cashews ($6.79) following a bag of Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops ($4.29). Left unchosen were the AVON SkinSoSoft bath oil spray, some L'Oreal red nail polish, some Valvoline Synthetic Dot 3x4 Brake Fluid & a bag of Ore-Ida Steak Fries. And she wanted to play for a car instead, too.
Player #5's Latasha Thompson & the second PUFB's a Panasonic DVD player/home theater receiver (Manuela & Rachel).
Toni Ann: BUCK/LATASHA: $1,050/Matthew: $1,051/Estelle: $900
Autumn won her way on stage one round too early, because Estelle's playing Lucky $even for the Chevrolet Equinox (Std., Prot, LPO)(Gwendolyn).
Second digit: 3- 4 ($6 left)
Third digit: 6- 3 ($3 left)
Fourth digit: 7
Last digit: 5 (ARP: $24,379)
Next to play's Rio Pacheco & the third one-bid prize's the pair of DXG camcorders (George & Gwen at his podium).
Toni Ann: $700/Latasha: $758/Matthew: $759/RIO: $499
Rio plays a snowboarding version of Make Your Move for goggles (Manuela), equipment (Manuela) & a trip to obviously not the country named after him, but the Pokolodi Lodge in Aspen (Rachel at Door #2). Board:
After setting the vacation price at $1,695 at one point...he only has the goggles right.
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Rio ($570): $.60
Autumn ($678): 15 + 20 = $.35 (could've left w/ $10,668)
Estelle ($989): 30 + BUCK = OVER- RIO ADVANCES (could've left w/ $25,368; Rio still would've moved on even if we had a perfect first half)
Once Marty's retirement's acknowledged, going green third will be Devon Christy from the front row & IUFB #4's an Avanti Fitness treadmill (Gwen behind splitting sign).
Toni Ann: $800/Latasha: $957/Matthew: $1K/DEVON: $900
Matthew plays Freeze Frame for the 10 private lessons that go w/ this Knobe black baby grand piano (Manuela at Door #3). He pulls the switch at $7,325...good guess, but NOT enough; that prize package was worth $9,149.
Orange player #2's Jeffrey Dodge from the back of the crowd & the next GUFB's a couple of Glam Rock watches (ceiling platform).
Toni Ann: $420/Latasha: $700/JEFFREY: $650/Devon: $1.5K
Devon from Calgary plays Any Number for some camping gear (Rachel) or a Nissan JUKE SV FWD (Std., Prot/Armor)(Manuela at Door #2).
1. 4- Camping ($ _ _ 4)
2. 3- JUKE ($ 2 _ , _ _ 3)
3. 5- Camping ($ 5 _ 4)
4. 2- WINS CAMPING GEAR ($524)
JUKE: $21,693 (making the base price for it $21K, I do believe)
Left behind in Piggy Bank: $7.80
The hero of the day as far as the Pricing Games are concerned might be Sophia Elhatem-Sabawi & the last IUFB's the SunBriteTV (Rachel behind splitting sign). Toni Ann's in TERRIBLE positioning.
Toni Ann: $1,200/Latasha: $895/Jeffrey: $1,201/SOPHIA: $700
TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER: Toni Ann
Jeffrey has this Squeeze Play board:
If he removes that gooseegg, he'll win himself that $9,359 kitchen island (Gwen at Door #3)...
I would've had GG & L$ swap places on Tuesday's PG lineup.
Matthew ($1,390): 40 + 35 = Three Quarters
Devon ($2,514): 65 + 75 = OVER
Jeffrey ($11,954): WINS W/ $.80!
(Notes: I have to give Drew credit for at least saying we finally got a PG winner at the end of SP. He also reminded us that Jeffrey was the only PG winner of the day at the start of the Showcase Round & he even said the rules for the Showcases for the first time since Season 37!)
SHOWCASE #1 (Manuela at Door #1): U-shaped bar set & some diamond jewelry, plus a six-night trip to Moscow w/ $5K spending money
JEFFREY PASSES TO RIO; RIO BIDS 24 GRAND ON BAR/TRIP SHOWCASE
Door #4- Trip to Le Meridien Beach Plaza in Monte Carlo (Gwen; also includes a Ferrari rental)
Door #2- Sea-Doo 180 Challenger ski boat (Rachel)
JEFFREY BIDS 27 G'S ON TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE
(Note: Had a PG car winner won at least their Showcase today, their automobile would've been behind Door #3 since that door was never used during today's Showcase presentations.)
ARP: $24,026- FIRST DOUBLE SHOWCASE WINNER OF SEASON 40 & TIES BEST NON-PERFECT SHOWCASE DIFFERENCE IN THE DREW DAYTIME ERA!!!!!
Rio sends Marty out in style w/ a grand total in cash & stuff of $67,632! If he had won his PG, it would've been $74,553; either way, he wouldn't have beaten Sharon Baker's season premiere haul, so who cares?
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 1-5
TOTAL WINNINGS: $85,157
Video Bonus: "TPiR" Season 40 DSW #1
BTW, today marks the release of the show's Nintendo Wii version of the "Decades" video game (the XBOX 360 Kinect version will bow on Nov. 15th); also, "Family Feud 2012" has just come out on the same day for both the Wii & the XBOX 360!
TS: For likely the second & final time this season, it's taking place in that auditorium.
Things You Should Know:
Extra Credit #1 (#3- Amber vs. Moyra): A classic kids' joke is to say "Your epidermis is showing", meaning what part of your body's on display?
Amber: Your skin
EC #2 (#7- Adrian vs. Caitlyn): What frigid continent's the site of Earth's South Pole?
Other Match Results:
1. Becca d. Arushi
2. Kate d. Shannon
4. Akeel d. Rob
5. Terek d. Steven
6. Nye d. Erica
8. Amanda d. Jason
9. John d. Ruth
10. Derek d. Shaylin
EC Q: In tennis' unusual scoring system, what word represents zero points scored in a game?
Amber (because she plays tennis herself): Love- WINS A PING-PONG TABLE (but Mr. Gabrus apparently already broke the one on the set!)
Things You Do Know:
Becca vs. Kate: What's Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes' daughter's name?
Derek vs. Akeel: "The Colbert Report" began as a spin-off from what other news-comedy show on Comedy Central hosted/produced by Jon Stewart?
Akeel: "The Ed Sullivan Show"
Derek: "The Daily Show"
John vs. Nye: What actress played Robert Pattinson's love interest in the 2011 film "Water for Elephants"?
John: Reese Witherspoon
Amanda vs. Amber: Rachel McAdams plays Regina George, the head of a clique of a popular girls called The Plastics in what Lindsay Lohan comedy?
Amber: "Mean Girls"
Terek vs. Caitlyn: What late English singer famously sang "They tried to make me go to rehab, I said 'No, no, no'"?
Caitlyn: Amy Winehouse
Things You Do: The five semi-finalists are taking a minor course in Geography 101. There are 12 pictures of U.S. states & the host will ask nine questions about them; each contestant will place their answer on the designated number slot on their nine-square board. Whoever answers the most correctly the fastest is this afternoon's winner.
1. Snooki & The Situation are stars of a reality show named for this state's "Shore" (New Jersey).
2. Sarah Palin was governor of this state (Alaska).
3. The movie "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" takes place mainly at a beach resort in this state (Hawaii).
4. The reality show "The Real Housewives of Orange County" is filmed in this state (California).
5. The Jay-Z/Alicia Keys song "Empire State of Mind" is about a city in this state (New York).
6. This state's Dallas Mavericks won this year's NBA Championship (Texas).
7. In their reality show, Kourtney & Khloe Kardashian "Take Miami" in this state (Florida).
8. Britney Spears was raised in Kentwood, a city in this state (Louisiana).
9. The animated comedy "South Park" is set in this state (Colorado).
John- EIGHT (he guessed Virginia on the last query!)
PEOPLE'S CHAMP- John
THINGS YOU THINK:
1. How old were you when you started regularly using e-mail?
John: 13- #1 (23%)
Becca: 11- 6%
#2: 15 (20%)
#3: 12 (15%)
2. Who's the funniest male actress?
Becca: Tina Fey- #1 (16%)
John: Reese Witherspoon
#2: Cameron Diaz (12%)
#3: Jennifer Aniston (8%)
3. Name a movie w/ "American" in the title.
John: "American Patriot"
Becca: "American Pie"- #1 (58%)
#2: "American Beauty" (12%)
#3: "American Gangster" (8%)
4. How many pairs of underwear would you pack for a week-long beach vacation?
John: Seven- #1 (27%)
Becca: Nine- 9%
#2: Eight (15%)
#3: 10 (14%)
FQ: How many movies do you see each month in a theater?
John: Three- 12%
Becca: Two- WIN W/ 22%!
TODAY'S GAME: Prasads (whose one-day cash winnings total $835) vs. Breeches
Round 1: According to 100 single women, you're at a party & you see a hot guy, so what do you do to get his attention? Starting as follows:
#1: Smile (30)(Alaina)
Britney: Flip your hair- #4 (8)
Michael (an MBA student at Georgia Tech University): Bring a friend over- X
Alison: Make eye contact- #2 (27)
Eric (a golfer): Say hi to him- #3 (16)
Alaina: Nothing- XX
Britney: Get a friend to introduce you- XXX
Sita Steal (for 81): Blow him a kiss- NO
TIED FOR #5: Eat seductively & flash him/strip (7 each)
#7: Offer a drink (2)
Round 2: Name something you never hope that you never have to pay someone to remove. Example (s):
#1: Leg/growth (51; all body parts)(Britney)
Michael: Clothes- X
Alison: House- XX
Eric: Unwanted guest (s)- XXX
Sita Steal: Furniture- NO (Breeches: 132)
#2: Tattoo (12)
#3: Animal/pest (11)
#4: Dead body (5)
#5: Spouse/mate (3)
Double: Thin may be in, but name something a man has that he might wish was thicker. A thought or two:
#1: Hair (46)(Shanti)
Ingrid: Pocket (s)- X
Shanta: Mustache- XX
Sita: Woman- XXX
Alaina Steal (for another 92): Muscles- #2 (16)(224)
#3: "Longhorn" (14)
#4: Chest (7)
Triple: Name a bad occupation for people who can't stand kids. First said:
#1: Teacher/principal (56)(Indra)
#3: Babysitter/nanny (7)(Alison)
Shanta: Gym- X
Sita: Pediatrician- #4 (2)
Gita: Someone dressing as Santa Claus- XX
Shanti: Daycare- SWEEP! (33)(294)
SUDDEN DEATH #2: Name someplace a man goes w/ his buddies that he doesn't tell his wife.
Eric: Bar- LOSS (A: Strip joint)(62)
FAST MONEY Q's:
1. According to 100 women, at what age should it be illegal for stores to sell a thong bikini to a man?
2. Name another word for a horse.
3. Name something w/ the word "boarding" in it.
4. Name something that's big & round.
5. Name something that you'd have a hard time doing if your leg was in a cast.
1. 17- DUD
2. Pony- 27
3. Boarding school- 21
4. The Sun- 10
5. Walking- 42
1. 30- 23
2. Pet- DUD
3. Snowboarding- 7
4. A ball- 35
5. Using bathroom- 12
Two-day total: $1,720.
FB: I hope these five teams have taken a course similar to Game Show 101 on this GS's 101st episode:
Mahria & Kiana Sankofa (campers)(BT: Brother Carl & cousin Nia)
Zack & Mike Levine (surfers)(BT: Mom Lori & brother Jake)
Amber & Kim Gonzalez (who love to hang out on family date nights)(BT: Twin sister Sarah & cousin Jesus)
Anna & Peter Nenotti (who enjoy tinkering w/ electronics)(BT: Cousin Tess & mom Sandra)
Marquez & Robin Arroyo (movie buffs)(BT: Sister Ariana & Deanza)
For 10: Dinosaur bones
For 25: While the family was packing their lunches, who got the cheese- dad, Courtney, Bobby, mom or Jeff?
WRONG- Levines & Nenottis (mom)
TIME OVER- Arroyos
For 50: While Jeff was juggling his mom's bizarre China collection, which of the three plates broke- teeth, mustache or eyes?
ONLY ONE RIGHT- Gonzalezs (Everyone else: Teeth)
FOR 100: Air hockey path
WRONG- Sankofas (#3)
ELIMINATED W/ THE SAME ANSWER- Nenottis (flip cameras)
Brain Fart: The memorization prompt for the evening's the fictional restaurants Jeff visited while he was allegedly a food critic.
Gonzalezs: GaGa's Steakhouse
Levines: Kung Food
Arroyos: Pizza in a Blender
Sankofas: BF- Bean Emporium
Gonzalezs: Central Park Diner
Left behind: Clay's Shark Tank, TV Dinner Theater, Chuck's Chili Hut, Sal's Salad Bar, 31 Flavors of Gravy, Central Bark Diner, Barney's Brussels Sprouts & Beans Emporium, Tina's Tiny China Cafe & Ghostly Gertrude's Boo-fet
KO Round Pairs: #1 & #9, #2 & #10, #3 & #15, #4 & #13, #5 & #11, #6 & #14, #7 & #12 and #8 & #16
Levines: #5 & #11
Arroyos: #1 & #9
Levines: #3 & #15
Arroyos: #6 & #14
Levines: #8 & #10
Arroyos: WIN W/ #4 & #13
Pre-endgame prize: Six Flags
BRAIN TRIP: The Arroyos have successfully made a donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, but their own gifts could be the Atari XBOX 360 set, the Rossignol Snowboards & the Mammoth ski getaway.
XBOX 360 Grid:
TIME LEFT: 1:19.41
TIME LEFT: 1:11.15
Considering the grid reveals were a little faster than usual, they WIN in impressive fashion w/ 38.26 left!
WoF: Next week will mark the second straight season they're airing six Halloween-themed episodes; I'll just bet you the bonus round car will be a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle.
Let's worry about tonight's episode first, shall we? This $1K Toss-Up's On the Map:
_ O _ _ _ E
D _ _ _ _ _
Alane quickly solves MOJAVE DESERT for the first bit of cash & here's tonight's panel:
Alane Hunt (Prattville, IN)- University of Alabama senior majoring in Secondary Math Education
Brad Strauss (Chandler, AZ)- A youth sports coach who just finished doing so for football & is just starting soccer; he's married for eight years to Tara
Tami Runfelt (Kernersville, NC)- A radio morning show host married to Alton who also does volunteer work for Caroline's Promise
Once the $2K TU's been activated, a Place's needed:
_ E A U _ Y
P _ R _ O R
Alane triples up w/ BEAUTY PARLOR.
Meineke Jackpot Round category's Show Biz (remember, this week's maingame category wipes are the deserted island ones) & tonight's desert-themed trip worth $6K is to the New York, New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino courtesy of SpaFinder.com (the gift tag for tonight & Thursday comes from Camping World). Her first letters of the night are two T's for $1,100, a $600 S, two O's, a $450 H & two E's, then she calls two N's for another C-note while on Jackpot (it's too early for her to solve for a $7,100 Jackpot) before buying four I's, calling a $500 R for a 1/2 KIA & buying four A's. We have right now...
A _ _ I E N _ E
_ A R T I _ I _ A T I O N
S H O _
...she realizes that both "Let's Make a Deal" & "The Price is Right" are each an example of an AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SHOW for a new cash sum of $5,650.
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,600
The Mystery/Before & After Round has Brad starting off this puzzle w/ four N's for $2,400, two E's & six E's, then come a $7K pair of T's, an A, a $3.5K H & the last vowels of three O's. Afterwards, however, he calls a big dud of M while on the top dollar space to probably miss out on $11,900. That allows Tami to put up a $500 R, a D for the gift tag & a $500 C while on Free Play, then we have...
_ O _ E / I _ / I N
T H E / A I R
C O N D I T I O N I N _
....& she says "LOVE IS IN THE AIR" CONDITIONING for $2K in cash & camping gear, as well as the chance to go first in a crucial round.
SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: $3.5K M (Brad)
The Prize Puzzle Round category of this match's Food & Drink, but she duds out immediately w/ R. On Alane's next go-round, she calls up a $600 T & a $500 H for her second 1/2 KIA, then she goes to the vowel department to buy three A's & I's prior to her calling for a trio of N's for another $1,650, FPing two O's, lighting up a couple C's for an extra $1,200 & buying the sole negative vowel on this board (E). Brad follows that by getting a $300 W & the final vowel pairing of the U's, but he then loses his turn on an L call. After Tami calls those double D's for $1,100, we have showing...
H A W A I I A N
C O C O N U T
_ U D D I N _
...she eats some HAWAIIAN COCONUT PUDDING to add that amount to her score, as well as a trip to the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa from hotwire.com worth $5,020, putting her in first place w/ $8,120 in cash & prizes.
DUDS: $300 L (Brad), E (Alane), $550 R (Tami)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: KP04947 (Kathleen P. from Illinois)
This could be a make-or-break $3K TU; Person's the category:
_ _ _ A S U R E
H _ N T _ _
No offense, Alane, but Tami solves TREASURE HUNTER to jump to $11,120 in winnings.
This Phrase is a part of tonight's Last Chance Round w/ consonants worth $1,600 per appearance; Alane's not out of this yet. After she calls an R...
_ T ' S / J _ S T
_ / _ _ R _ _ _
...she's right in saying "IT'S JUST A MIRAGE", but for only an additional $4,800, so she's the runner-up of the night w/ $10,450. Brad gets the $1K gooseegg house minimum & Tami's still won the match w/ $11,120 in cash & stuff.
$22,570 in maingame winnings were recorded that time out.
SOLE DUD: N (Brad)
NO BANKRUPT TRASH TONIGHT
Maxwell House Big Money Round #19: Tami's turn at the Bonus Wheel has it land on the '. To the big board we go w/ a familiar Thing to solve, starting like this:
_ _ L E / _ _
_ _ _
HCDA gives her...
_ A L E / _ _
H A _
...I knew this one even before the starting help was put up...& it takes her 9.8 seconds to pick up a BALE OF HAY for $30K! She leaves w/ $41,120 in cash & stuff & the Rebuilding Together bank's up to $137.5K!
To end this episode, we see the latest Maxwell House/Rebuilding Together Wheelmobile video from The Grow Haus in Denver that was filmed back in August.
J!: I DON'T like the looks of this for Lanny Timan in tonight's game against:
Liz Greenwood (originally from Wyomissing, PA)- Graduate student in Economics
Ray Crosby (originally from Bakersfield, CA)- Graduate student of Victorian Literature
The First Six Topics:
SPORTS BY CHAMPIONS
THE 2011 FORTUNE 500
STARTS WITH 3 CONSONANTS
Ray leads early on w/ $2,600 & has a $1K margin over Liz & a $1,200 cushion over Lanny. The round ends w/ a Daily Double hit by Ray to close out Remember 2008?; he's in Lock Game Territory w/ $6,800 & has a $4K lead over Liz. Lanny's down to $1,200. His wager's $2,800:
The World Court prosecutor applied for an arrest warrant against this African country's President Al-Bashir.
"What is Tunsia?"...incorrect, so he's back to four grand & loses his LGT positioning, at least for the time being. Correct: "What is Sudan?".
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,200
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS OF THE ROUND: $1K (Starts With 3 Consonants)
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,200
Double Jeopardy! Lineup:
CRASHING THE PARTY
WHO'S THE TV BOSS?
It's DD time for Ray for the second time tonight courtesy of the $1,600 World Geography answer at the $5,200 mark; Liz currently has $3,600 & Lanny's inched up to $1,600. He's going for a True DD, so for $10,400 or zero, here's the clue:
The name of this large port city on Western Europe's Schelde River literally means "at the wharf".
"What is...Amsterdam?"...NO; that was actually Antwerp. A Fiction DD belongs to the champion w/ $3,200 from its $2K location; she's that much off Liz's leading sum of $5,200 & Ray's run it back up to $2,800. She puts up $1,600.
"The House of the Dead" is a fictionalized version of this 19th Century Russian's prison experiences.
"Who is...(Aleksandr) Solzhenitsyn?"...good that she didn't go for the lead, because that's not right; we needed Fydor Dostoyevsky.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4K
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2K
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $6K
Going Into Final Jeopardy!:
FJ! TOPIC: Foreign-Born Inventors.
His 1922 NY Times obituary mentions that his patent number 174,465 "...has been called the most valuable patent ever issued".
Ray Crosby's last query was "Who is Zales?"...he finishes w/ just two bucks. Lanny Tilman tried "Who was S. Morse"...NOT it, either & down to $1,599 she drops. Liz Greenwood jotted down "Who was (Thomas) Edison?"...NO- the correct response this time was "Who was Alexander Graham Bell?". With that, I've got good & bad news...the bad is that Ray ends up as the day's top winner w/ $2K for his second-place finish, but the good is that the ladies are the season's first co-champions, though NOT in the fashion we were hoping for. Lanny's two-game total: $17,600.
Video Bonus: Odd FJ! Result
Conclusion of Joel Waage's Game
(Also today: Kimberly didn't win the Big Deal of the Day, but left w/ the $8,299 WaveRunner behind Door #1; the BD behind Door #3 had trips to Aruba & Thailand worth $24,232.)
8: "Family BrainSurge"
7: "Family Feud", "The Price is Right" & "The Substitute"
6: "Let's Make a Deal", "Millionaire" & "Wheel of Fortune"