TPiR: Last week, Michael Dimich instituted a new $10K fireworks graphic for Grand Game that's a hybrid of the Bart Eskander Pricedown graphics & the current animated graphics; plus, the animation's similar to the money graphics for Pay the Rent! If there ever is a $100K or $1M win on this show in the future, IMO, I would like to see the spotlights animation from the current $1M graphic on "Wheel of Fortune" added to the graphics.
Currently, the First Four players are Racheal Battle, Kevin Horstman from Ohio State University, Marine wife Loni Pesce & Erica Percell. The first PUFB this week is a pair of outfits courtesy of a Theory seven-piece collection (Rachel Reynolds-Dellucci behind splitting sign).
Erica: $680/Loni: $305/Kevin: $750/Racheal: $595
21-year-old Business major Kevin plays Side By Side for a trip to the Hotel Monteleone (Manuela at Door #3). The blocks:
He's going on a $5,843 New Orleans trip!
Going blue second is Darlene Gage & the second PUFB's a Michael C. Fina 18-karat white gold ring (Gwendolyn).
Erica: $1,950/Loni: $2,301/DARLENE: $1,800/Racheal: $2,300
Erica plays Hi-Lo for the $6,449 Ski-Doo Tundra (Rachel at Door #3; George was pausing like it was going to be played for a car instead) w/ these groceries- a six-ounce box of Good & Plenty, a CoverGirl freshcomplexion concealer, a 1.5-quart container of Breyers All-Natural Strawberry Ice Cream, a 7.5-ounce container of Vaseline original 100% pure petroleum jelly, a bottle of Mr. Clean Multi-Surfaces Summer Citrus antibacterial cleaner & the red economy-sized bag of Pine Bros. Wild Cherry Softish Throat Drops.
1. Concealer- $4.99
2. Ice cream- $5.69
FINAL PICK: Cleaner- $2.49
Player #6's Christopher Domondan & the third IUFB's an ESP LTD Surveyor 414 maple wood bass guitar w/ the 10 lessons (Manuela in the clam).
CHRISTOPHER: $440/Loni: $900/Darlene: $1,200/Racheal: $1,201
We mean it this time- if Racheal wins this That's Too Much! "Battle", she'll win the car that "The Amazing Race" didn't give away last night, the Ford Focus SE (Gwen at Door #3).
6. $18,421- LOSS
7. $19,770 (ARP: $19,185)
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Racheal ($1,649): $.90
Erica ($2,200): Quarter + Half-Dollar = $.75
Kevin ($7,298): 75 + 60 = OVER
Going green second's Christopher Cluck & IUFB #4's the Atomic air hockey table (Gwen & Rachel at Door #3).
Domondan: $1.5K/Loni: $1,400/Darlene: $1,101/CLUCK: $1,100
The first Christopher was over by $30, so Loni completes the FF Sweep, but only sets her Magic # at $1,185.
CHS grill set (Manuela): $1,995
Round Beachcomber Hot Tub (Rachel): $3,995
The next new player's Eve Robson from the next-to-front row (who climbs over a front-row seat to get to her spot in Contestant's Row) & the next one-bid prize's the Hamilton Beach small appliances (Manuela behind rising sign).
Domondan: BUCK (originally $1K)/EVE: $750/Darlene: $1,080/Cluck: $775
Because his shirt says so, Christopher D. plays Master Key for the FIAT 500 HB AT (Rachel; MGHS theme used), in addition to the Fiesta dinnerware (Manuela) & a five-piece contemporary dining set (Gwen).
1. Meatball basket
2. Versace Eau Fraiche fragrance
PICK: $71- PICKS KEY #4
KEY #4- ZONK (first time this Pricing Game's been lost like that in the Drew era)
We don't have a third Christopher to round out today's contestant list, but we do have Cynthia Gilmer & the last GUFB's that decently-sized cotton candy machine (Manuela & Rachel).
CYNTHIA: $450 (STAGE GARF)/Eve: $550/Darlene: $460/Christopher C.: $551
The other Christopher (who's a member of the Army that lost one of his legs while serving our country) wins said $1,428 gift...followed by the $6,119 home gym package that includes the 10 personal trainer lessons (Gwen at Door #3) playing Freeze Frame!
Christopher D. ($661): 65 + 60 = OOPS
Loni ($1,470): 30 + 60 = $.90
Christopher C. ($7,547): 40 + 55 = WINS W/ $.95
SHOWCASE #1 (featuring Door #2):
Right- Trip to the Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas (Manuela)
Inside- Sea-Doo Challenger (Rachel)
CHRISTOPHER BIDS $28.5K ON TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE
Right of Door #1- DELL touchscreen desktop computer (Gwen)
Inside Door #1- Panasonic 50" 3-D plasma HDTV w/ Nintendo Wii package (Gwen)
Door #3- Jeep Compass Sport (Manuela)($20,220)
RACHEAL BIDS $24,250 ON JEEP SHOWCASE
DIFFERENCE: $99- SECOND DOUBLE SHOWCASE WINNER OF THE SEASON!!!
While Mike gets a possible message not to offer the Challenger ski boat again in the Showcases at least for a while because it's been part of both of the DSWs so far this season, Racheal finishes w/ $55,969 in stuff.
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 2-4
TOTAL WINNINGS: $75,145
Video Bonus: "TPiR" Season 40 DSW #2
WoF: On a totally fresh new week, the first Toss-Up category's Food & Drink:
_ W I S _
_ H _ C _ L A T E
Donyelle eats some SWISS CHOCOLATE to strike first blood. We're about to find out if any of these three players can warm the studio up in a good way:
Donyelle Gorham (Lanham, MD)- A Towson University sophomore studying Early Childhood Education, as well as being a part of their Step team
Josh Desmond (Bristow, VA)- A man who started Delta Analysis Group & is married to married to Lindsay for three years
Gina Melchor (Santa Fe, NM)- A federal agency worker that manages Western public lands who's married to Randy for 18 years
The $2K T-U identity's Living Thing:
_ N O _
L _ O _ _ _ D
Donyelle solves SNOW LEOPARD to get control & triple her money.
The first Alpine Adventure up for grabs this week's to The Fairmont Chateau Whistler worth $5,800; category of the UnitedHealthcare Jackpot Round's Same Name (w/ a snowman category graphic). Donyelle leads off by calling for an N to immediately pick up the Monday/Wednesday/Friday gift tag from Bed and Breakfast.com, two D's for $600 & four R's to add 10 grand, then she buys three A's, calls two P's for another $1K & the blue 1/2 KIA & two S's for the ski vacation prior to buying two I's & an E. Following a $500 T call, we have...
S _ R P R I S E / A N D
_ R I D A _
P A R T _
...I fear she'll say SURPRISE AND FRIDAY PARTY...& she does, likely costing her the 1/2 KIA she's currently got & $18,150 in cash & prizes. After Josh Bankrupts on the spot next to $2.5K, Gina calls the $600 B...
S _ R P R I S E / A N D
B R I D A _
P A R T _
...& steals SURPRISE AND BRIDAL PARTY for the other $400.
SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE ROUND: Josh
SOLE DQ OF THE ROUND: Donyelle (missolve)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $9,400
The subject of the Mystery Round puzzle's Song Lyrics. Josh Loses a Turn this time. Secondly, Gina calls two R's for seven bills & two S's for another six, purchases two A's & an E, lights two T's for another $600, three O's & two I's, but then comes the week's first dud of an M. Third, Donyelle gets the Million Dollar Wedge's left-side Bankrupt. Josh's third spin of the wheel lands on a pink $450 wedge & he calls two P's for twice that amount, a $300 Y & trip N's for an additional $10.5K, then we see...
_ A _ _ / _ R O S T
N I P P I N _ / A T
Y O _ R / N O S E
...he solves "JACK FROST NIPPING AT YOUR NOSE" from "The Christmas Song" courtesy of Nat King Cole for the lead w/ $11,700.
SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: $350 M (Gina)
SOLE LaT OF THE ROUND: Josh
SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE ROUND: Donyelle
It's that time for the Prize Puzzle Round w/ the category of Phrase. Gina goes first & calls $1K worth of two S's & four T's to add $3,600. After four I's, two A's & three I's come a Free Play O & the final vowels of two U's...
I T ' S
_ E A U T I _ U _
T _ I S / T I _ E
O _ / _ E A _
...before she says "IT'S BEAUTIFUL THIS TIME OF YEAR" for the remaining $3,600 in her bank & a sunny stay at the mount cinnamon resort in Grenada within the West Indies worth $6,540, bringing her close second-place score to $11,140 in cash & travel.
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: EM02332 (Emily M.)
If she ends up solving this TV Title T-U, she'll take over first:
_ _ _ / _ _ . / _ Z
S _ _ _
Josh goofs by a letter w/ "THE MR. OZ SHOW".
_ _ _ / _ _ . / O Z
S _ _ _
Donyelle gets the T-U Sweep w/ "THE DR. OZ SHOW".
On this next Thing waiting to be solve, she puts up a $400 N, two FP A's, a $5K T & a $2,700 trio of R's before dudding out w/ an I purchase. Second for Josh is a dud consonant of G. Gina next controls a $500 H & buys three E's before the Last Chance Mode signal sounds...
T H E R _ A _
_ N _ E R _ E A R
...& the remaining four consonants are worth $1,300 each. She then calls the D...
T H E R _ A _
_ N D E R _ E A R
...& she wins the championship w/ THERMAL UNDERWEAR for a total of $12,690 in cash & Grenada. Josh leaves w/ his $11,700 MR bank & Donyelle has all that TU money.
Thus, $30,390 in cash & vacation have been won to date this evening.
DUDS (both before big bell): $600 G (Josh), I (Donyelle)
Maxwell House Big Money Round #46: The more expensive ute that could be won here this week's a Nissan Xterra 2WD. Gina spins up the N in SPIN & the BMR subject of the episode's Thing. This five-letter answer starts w/:
_ L _ _ E
She calls GCMO...
G L O _ E
...her final answer's GLOVE...NO. Darn. It was GLOBE & she loses the $30K. That sends her home w/ $12,690 in cash & trip.
Pat's Credit in This Week's Full Credit Roll: Your Swiss Master
J!: Kendra Anspaugh's already won a lot of money, but will she outlast tonight's challengers?
Patti Clements (Audubon, PA)- Attorney
Clayton Hanson (Spokane, WA)- Park ranger
Let's see if any of these first six categories get your attention:
THE MIDDLE AGES
THE SPOUSE IMMEDIATELY BEFORE
THE LIGHTER "SIDE"
Kendra's off to a $1,200 start on Michigan before the Daily Double comes up on its $800 spot. For $2,400 or nothing, here's the clue:
The wives of the co-founders of the city now home to the University of Michigan both had this first name.
"What is Anne?"...yes & she SWEEPS the category for a total of $3,400! She's deep in Lock Game Territory w/ $8,200; Patti has $800, twice as much as Clayton.
SOLE TS OF THE ROUND (unattempted): $800 (The Spouse Immediately Before)
After Opening Round:
Double Jeopardy! Rundown:
MADAM, I'M ADAM SMITH
A TALE OF ONE CITY
3 CONSECUTIVE LETTERS
NATIVE AMERICAN FOODS (Clue Crew clues from the Mitsitam Cafe at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian)
Patti picks a good time to find a DD under the $1,600 Madam, I'm Adam Smith answer, because she has $6,200 compared to Kendra's $17,800; Clayton's third w/ $4,800. Patti decides to make this clue worth $5K:
I once wrote that, without seeing it, men are led to "advance to the interest of the society" by this anatomical agent.
"What is...the brain?"...is NOT right; it was an invisible hand, dropping her to last w/ $1,200. But the champ gets her second & final one of the match behind the next-to-last New Math clue w/ $21,800, followed by Clayton w/ $7,600 & Patti at $5,200. Kendra risks $1K.
Four score & seven, minus the syllables in a Haiku.
"What is 70?"...80 + 7 is 87 & once you take away 17, we find out she's right on the money to get her to $22,800!
DJ! LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $5,600
Scores After DJ!:
Kendra: $22,800 (LG!)
FINAL JEOPARDY! TOPIC: 16th Century Names.
In 2010, 467 years after his death, this man at odds w/ the church was reburied w/ honors at a Polish cathedral.
Everybody wrote down "Who is Copernicus?"...that's right...
Patti: $5,199 = $10,399
Clayton: $2,801 = $10,401 (he leaves w/ $2K)
Kendra: $4,200 = $27K
...& Kendra has a very fine two-day total of $61,300!
YDI: Ja'Ire Hattley's playing for her mom Alice, who created a non-profit organization called House of Praise; Ja'Ire's trying to win enough to buy Alice a new house & save her organization.
$10K (What): HOLIDAY DECORATION
1. #2 ($100): INSPIRED MANY SONGS
2. #4 ($400): COURTROOM
3. #7 ($3K): RED & WHITE STRIPES
4. #6 ($300): ON THE MOON- THE AMERICAN FLAG ($6,200)
Others: STARS, UNCLE SAM, PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE, BETSY ROSS & PATRIOTIC SYMBOL
$25K (What): Over 50K in NYC
1. #2 ($100): STOP & GO
2. #5 ($300): SOME HAVE WINDOWS
3. #6 ($6K): 11, 12, 14
4. #4 ($400): VERTICAL- ELEVATOR ($24,400)
Other Clues: SHAFT, "LOVE IN AN...", LIFT, INSTEAD OF STAIRS & GOING UP?
$50K (Who): FAMOUS COUPLE
1. #6 ($1.5K): TEENS
2. #4 ($6K): FAMILY DRAMA
3. #3 ($15K): ITALY
4. #9 ($500): LEO & CLAIRE
5. #1 ($8K): TRAGIC ENDING
6. #7 ($5K): BALCONY- ROMEO & JULIET ($38,400)
Other Clues: CLASSIC PLAY, SHAKESPEARE & STAR-CROSSED LOVERS
$100K (What): HOT TREND
1. #3 ($30K): 1971
2. #2 ($2K): A.M. TRAFFIC
3. #4 ($12.5K): OVER 50 COUNTRIES
4. #8 ($20K): CHAIN
5. #1 ($17.5K): MERMAID
6. #6 ($10K): TALL IS SMALL
7. #5 ($4K): FRAPPUCCINOS- STARBUCKS ($42,400)
Other Clues: SEATTLE & COFFEEHOUSE
$250K (Who): TOP 5 ON TWITTER
1. #2 ($5K): BASKETBALL PLAYER
2. #3 ($75K): BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
3. #5 ($40K): #44
4. #7 ($7.5K): COLUMBIA
5. #8 ($50K): LEADING MAN- PRESIDENT OBAMA ($114,900)
First "Millionaire Play It Forward Week II" Game of the Week
$1K Question Game (at this point in the tapings, the new XBOX 360 version of the game's offered win or lose)
(Also on "Let's Make a Deal" today: On the episode before #400, Akanni qualified for the Big Deal of the Day to end the regulation deals w/ the Strong Spa 6, but didn't get the Big Deal w/ Door #2 & left w/ a $6,306 trip to the Grand Cayman Islands. The $25,146 boat BD was behind Door #3.)
7: "Jeopardy!", "Millionaire", "The Price is Right" & "You Deserve It"
6: "Let's Make a Deal"
4: "Wheel of Fortune"