Monday, January 31, 2011

1/31/2011 Results

LMaD: Jaime (dressed as a fortune fairy) gets her choice of one of these three things- Curtain #1, the silver small box (Jonathan Mangum) or the silver envelope.

Round 1 (Box): Patricia (dressed as a bunch of grapes; Jamie chose her before the box first)- TURNS DOWN $600
BOX: Mon Cheri diamond bracelet ($2,081)

Round 2 (Curtain): Celina (who's wearing a black boa)- NO FOR $700 RIGHT AWAY
CURTAIN: "Jonathan Mangum's How to (Maybe) Succeed: A Semi-Motivational Infomercial"

JAIME'S ROUND: NO FOR A GRAND
ENVELOPE: Trip to Boston ($8,401)

(Note: The "Let's Make a Deal" prize wallpaper is officially permanent.)

Kelli & Sidney from Tennessee have the chance to play the Seven Envelopes Deal for the Chevrolet Colorado (Curtain #3).

1. Business card- YES; ENVELOPE #5 ELIMINATED
2. Stick of gum- NO
3. Movie ticket stub- NO

ENVELOPE CHOICE: #6

Curtain #3 has a game room that includes a basketball shooting arcade game (and Wayne Brady's playing it!) worth $3,189...wisely, this couple stops w/ that, because their envelope had the $1,000 card. The truck was in #4.

Veronica gets the chance to either go for the Box of Money or trade for Curtain #1. She's gambling on the curtain...the box was full of $1K in $10 bills, but she's bought a dining room set worth $4,202- PERFECT DEAL!

The third person to see Wayne w/ that giant crystal ball is Charlotte (dressed as a masquerade person). She opts to hear good news about Curtain #3 from Mr. Mangum- it has an engine. Mr. Brady first offers her a C-note, $1,200, $1,300 & $1.5K before jumping up to $2,100, $2,400 & $2.5K. But Charlotte's going for broke...the bad news is that the truck's NOT there again, but she's still won the DEALER'S DELIGHT of the Hyundai Accent! We're not done in this deal yet, though. Robert (dressed as a peanut) wants the bad news regarding the silver envelope's latest contents- it requires special handling. He bails out for the oddball number of $927...folks, he just traded back a bizarre trip to a rattlesnake petting zoo- PERFECT DEAL!

Wayne next tells Bruce (who's wearing a red bow-tie & some geeky glasses) to "Come on Down" to do the Arrows Deal, even though this isn't "The Price is Right"!

Round 1 (small box): Two pairs of designer handglasses ($735) or ASUS laptop ($1,430)
PICK: B- GLASSES

Round 2 (big box): Sony 40" LCD HDTV, Samsung Blu-Ray Disc player & one-year Netflix subscription ($2,254) or TuffStuff home gym ($3,129)
PICK: B- ELECTRONICS


FINAL ROUND:
Curtain #1: Trip to The Verandah Resort & Spa ($6,768)
Curtain #2: DUD skateboard

He'll continue.

FINAL PICK: B- WIPEOUT

Let's make a very fast deal w/ Shannon (dressed as The Sun). She could buy what that silver small box holds right now for $500, & she does just that. That means...she's got the $6,505 appliance suite- PERFECT DEAL #3! But she does NOT go for the Big Deal of the Day.

THE BIG DEAL: Instead, Veronica has a shot to win $24,546 in cash and/or merchandise right here, right now. She maks a good guess of Door #3...NO, but at least the $8,499 Kawasaki's hers.

Door #1: $2,424
Door #2: Trips to Ireland & Thailand

TPiR: For the second & final time this month, Drew Carey decides to make an entrance w/ Connor & will hang around through at least the first Pricing Game (& this is the other of the first two episodes taped in 2011)! But first, George Gray must call for Leona Jackson, Sarah Dubowski from Alaska, Romelio Garcia from Nevada & Jordan Messina-Sonmer & this first IUFB has to be offered- the Mitsubishi 46" LCD HDTV (Rachel).

Sarah: $400
Jordan: $300 (STAGE GARF)
Rogelio: $800
Leona: A grand

ARP (after Connor's unsuccessful in reading the numbers): $2,600

Leona, an adjunct professor at a community college from Huffman, TX, plays the Dice Game for the Jeep Wrangler (Std., AT, AC)(Gwen at Door #3). Well, I've got terrible news for her...BECAUSE SHE'S SO DAMN LUCKY, SHE'S NOT GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE ANY NUMBER DECISIONS & WINS THE $24,515 JEEP JUST THAT EASILY; THAT'S THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE FIRST MORNING OF 2006 THAT'S HAPPENED (& the first time in the Drew era)!!!! She got the fourth number exactly right & rolled sixes for the rest of the digits- wow!

Daisy Smith's just plugging in what's suddenly a hot green podium & the second IUFB is a NordicTrack eliptical trainer (Rachel behind splitting sign).

Daisy: $1,650
Sarah: $1.5K
Jordan: $1,800
Rogelio: $1,801

ARP (& Connor DOES say it this time!): $1,999

Rogelio plays Switch? for a round five-person spa marked at $3,695 (Gwen) & a Yamaha TW-200 motorcycle marked at $4,190 (Rachel). He decides to let the two designated models not do anything else but reveal the prices...which are in the right places the whole time!

(At this point, Connor's done for the remainder of this show.)

Hopefully Alana Moore can play a part in continuing the current winning streak, but we need to conduct the third one-bid, which is about three pieces of Hartmann luggage (Gwen in front of Contestant's Row).

Alana: $200 (STAGE GARF)
Daisy: $665
Sarah: $179 (STAGE GARF)
Jordan: $400

ARP: $1,190

Almost by default, Daisy gets to meet today's special guest, Paula Deen! She tells Daisy she could win a Universal Furniture dining room w/ dinnerware worth $5,744 (Rachel at Door #3) if she can hit the Bullseye w/ any of her three attempts or finds the hidden version of it at the end of the game. Today's groceries are Hidden Valley Ranch, McCormick Ground Cinnamon, a box of Milk-Bone Medium dog biscuits, a three-pack of Irish Spring Original Soap & Challenge Butter.

1. Three Soaps: $2.59 X 3 = $7.77
2. Two Butters: $2.89 X 2 = $5.78
3. Three Dressings: $3.49 X 3 = $10.47; PERFECT FIRST HALF!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Daisy ($6,934): $.60
Rogelio ($9,884): 15 + 40 = A NICKEL SHORT
Leona ($27,115): WINS W/ $.80!

I can tell you now that one of the Showcases presented by Paula later in this hour will include a sailboat. Maybe Leona will win it so that she can have it pulled by the Jeep she just won.

Let's hope this next player's a winner too- Nicholas Stelzer from the Los Angeles Rugby Club. Monday's fourth IUFB is some tennis equipment (Rachel inside the clam).

Nicholas: $375
Sarah: $550
Jordan: $700
Alana: $750

ARP: $580

The Perfect Show bid's in serious jeopardy here, because Sarah's gonna have to play More or Less for some waterproof hayneedle.com Conquest binoculars marked at $1,400 (Gwen), a harmon/kardon audio system marked at $2,200 (Gwen), Prada accessories marked at $2,600 (Gwen) & the Mazda3 (Rachel at Door #3).

Binoculars: LESS- $1,150
Audio: MORE- $1,798
MAZDA (w/ a wrong price of $21.5K): $20,435

Taking her place in CR is Candis Tate & the next IUFB in play's a grandhall BBQ (Gwen behind rising sign).

Candis: $1,400
Jordan: $2,100
Alana: $1,600
Nicholas: BUCK

ARP: $1,999

Alana plays Pick-a-Number (Gwen) for an 18-karat necklace & a 14-karat bracelet worn by Rachel. Board:

$ 7 _ 0 0

NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 1, 3 & 6

Sarah, you're off the hook- Alana picks the obviously incorrect middle number of three. The jewelry's total price was instead $7,600.

Last to exit that Peanut Gallery is Danielle Flint & the final IUFB will be a Casio Celviano AP-220 digital piano (Rachel on the turntable). Jordan's been here the entire show, but she's getting the last bid.

Danielle: Two grand
Nicholas: $2,300
Candis: $2.5K
Jordan: BUCK

ARP: $1,300- Jordan's finally successful!

And the perfecto was NEVER gonna happen this morning, because she finds herself playing Pl!nko. Gwen will do the SP work.

1. Vivitar 10-pixel digital camera
IS NOT: $70
PICK: 0- $90


2. App magnets
IS NOT: $19
PICK: 9- $16


3. Twin coffee maker
IS NOT: $45
PICK: 5- $25


4. Nine-inch pie dish
IS NOT: $25
PICK: 2- $45


With only two models being used on this episode, Rachel obviously will be handing this lady the other two PCs she's earned.

1. $10K
2. $100 (Right)
3. DUD (Left)- WINS $10,100

All I would change to the PG lineup was to swap the first two games.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Sarah ($1,730): Dime + Half-Dollar = $.60
Alana ($1,999): Nickel + Half-Dollar = $.55
Jordan ($11,515): WINS W/ $.80 ALSO!

PAULA'S FIRST SHOWCASE:

Door #2- UF family room, including a Samsung 60" LCD HDTV (Gwen)
Door #3- UF bedroom (Rachel)
Door #1- Ford Mustang Convertible (Gwen)

LEONA BIDS 38 GRAND ON FURNITURE/CONVERTIBLE SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR FURNITURE/CONVERTIBLE SHOWCASE: $39,225

PAULA'S OTHER SHOWCASE:

Door #1- Stainless-steel kitchen appliance trio w/ some cookware from the Paula Deen Collection (Gwen)
In front of Door #2- Trip to the Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront in Georgia (Paula in front of said door; also includes the chance to visit her restaurant called The Lady & Sons & a $200 gift card to her store)
Door #2- MacGregor sailboat (Rachel)

JORDAN BIDS 42 LARGE ON TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE WILLY

MY BID FOR TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE: $34,780

LEONA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $38,000

ARP: $48,675
DIFFERENCE: $10,675


JORDAN'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $42,000
ARP: $38,722

OVER- LEONA WINS!!!

Including the cars she's won (both of which are behind Door #1, BTW), Leona's driving home as the third-highest winner of the season w/ a grand total in prizes of $75,790!

TODAY'S PG RECORD (technically): 4-2
TOTAL WINNINGS: $107,852

Video Bonus: Leona's Lucky Day!

TNG: The next to last panel of the season is made up of:

Terry & Kelly (a year & a month; he's a Democrat, while she's a Republican like "The View's" Elisabeth Hasselbeck)
Carlos & Chiara (a month)
Russell & Rachel (1/4 a year; she walked down the aisle to the "Star Wars" theme)

Gary's Intro: "The lady who put the 'fox' in 'foxy'..."

Round 1:

1. On your first date with your sweetheart, you must have been marked w/ a bullseye, because Cupid's arrow hit you square in the head, heart or nether regions?
2. Sentence: "My wife has many talents, but she's in desperate need of the book The Idiot's Guide to ____________."
3. If you were to compile a greatest hits collection of your best sexual romps, which would you rate as #1?

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Terry:
1. Head
2. Political decisions (duh)
3. Hawaii

Carlos:
1. Heart
2. Medicine
3. Philadelphia

Russell:
1. Heart
2. Cooking
3. The first night

SECOND HONEYMOON AT STAKE: Long Bay

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Kelly:
1. Head (5)
2. Politics (10)
3. The night they skinny-dipped on the beach of Hawaii (15)

Chiara:
1. Nether
2. Technology
3. Driving from Tennessee to Miami, FL

Rachel:
1. Nether
2. Relaxing
3. Their honeymoon- NOT ACCEPTABLE

ROUND 2:

1. What's the hottest thing about your man- his mind, body or smile?
2. Sentence: "If you asked our friends, what's the most annoying thing about us as a couple? They would definitely say it's _______________________."
3. Since you said "I do", how much weight has your husband put on- enough to fit in a fanny pack, napsack or duffel bag?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "______ needs more affection & ______ needs more space."

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Kelly:
1. Mind
2. Being so happy in love
3. Fanny pack
BONUS: Terry, I

Chiara:
1. Smile
2. Constantly laughing
3. Fanny pack
BONUS: Carlos, I

Rachel:
1. Mind
2. Posting pictures of them kissing online
3. Fanny pack
BONUS: I, Russell

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Terry:
1. Mind (25)
2. NOTHING
3. Fanny pack (35)
BONUS: NOTHING

Carlos:
1. Smile (10)
2. Being cute by frequently kissing each other
3. Fanny pack (20)
BONUS: Neither, I (35)

Russell:
1. Mind (10)
2. Same as Carlos
3. Fanny pack (20)
BONUS: WIN! (50)

It's just as well Terry & Kelly didn't have a perfect game going heading into the BQ.

Consolation Prize: Massage Envy gift card

WoF: In the Teacher's Week intro, after Pat Sajak's done w/ the chalkboard (w/ Vanna White acting as the teacher), he gets hit by several objects before Vanna has to pull down the projection screen to reveal this season's logo! And Rich Fields returns as a guest announcer this week!

The first topic this week, as far as the Toss-Ups go, is Place:

_ _ _ M _ S T R Y

L A _

Joe solves CHEMISTRY LAB. Here are the first three teachers playing the game on the week:

Joe Pesci (Yardley, PA)- A English/Special Education high school teacher & varsity baseball coach who's definitely NOT the same Joe from show biz
Chantal Sakkal (San Diego)- A six-year English high school teacher for 9th-11th Grade & a four-year yearbook advisor who just started doing Yoga
Sarah Wessel (Metropolis, IL)- 1st Grade teacher

(Note: Every time a contestant is introduced this week, a picture of a class s/he teaches will be shown.)

$2K TU category is Person:

_ U E _ T

_ _ _ _ K E R

Sarah's correct w/ GUEST SPEAKER.

Gorton's Jackpot Round category's Things; all of this week's featured trips (unless otherwise noted) are EF Educational Tours. The first one is to Greece & Italy worth $7,195 (the category wipe of the week involves a school bus). First, Sarah calls an immediate dud of S while on the Jackpot Wedge. Secondly, Joe calls four R's for $3,600, buys four E's, calls a $450 N & purchases an I before landing on the Monday/Wednesday/Friday gift tag from Spa Wish & calling three T's to pick it up. We have now...

_ _ _ E _ R _

_ E _ _ E T R _ / &

T R I _ _ N _ _ E T R _

...& he nails the three Math-related subjects of ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY & TRIGONOMETRY for another $4,550 in cash & gift certificate & a new score of $5,550.

SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: $500 S (Sarah)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $6,850

He'll also start the Before & After Round w/ seven T's for $2,800 & purchases six E's, followed by three R's for the Mediterranean Tour, an O, two H's for another grand & the other two vowels (A & I). He then tries to make another puzzle solve...

T H E / _ _ A R _ E T

_ E T T E R

T O / T H E / E _ I T O R

...he does so w/ "THE SCARLET LETTER" TO THE EDITOR for five dollars shy of $10,000 in cash & trip in this round of play, bringing his total winnings to $15,545!

PERFECT ROUND

(BTW, next week is Sweethearts Week from Las Vegas, where 10 lucky sweepstakes winners will win a vacation to The Venetian w/ $5K in spending money.)

Gold Bond Intensive Healing Cream Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round subject's What Are You Doing? What Chantal does first is insert two N's for $600 and buy an obvious I & call a $450 G prior to calling a $550 T, three A's while on Free Play & a $3.5K R. After buying the E to clean out the vowels, she goes ahead & puts up a $300 S & a $600 pair of L's. Here's what we're seeing at this point in the round...

_ A _ I N G

T R A _ E L

_ L A N S

...she'd better be MAKING TRAVEL PLANS, because she's on the board w/ $5.5K & a $5,400 stay at the Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas, $10,900 in total.

PERFECT ROUND #2

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID (Vanna's doing the SPIN IDs this week): ZK0732883 (Zelda K. from Hawaii)

The TUs get closed out w/ a Song Title:

L _ _ N / _ _ / _ E

Chantal knows the 1972 Bill Withers classic "LEAN ON ME" to pull closer to Joe's lead w/ $13,900 in cash & Mexico.

Next to be revealed is a Phrase. First, she lights five N's for $1.5K, a $350 G, then she buys a couple of I's & an E and calls a $500 T & double H's for another $1,800. Then comes the buying of the O & A & his/her L's for $1,400 extra before we see...

N O / _ _ N N I N G

I N / T H E / H A L L _

...she remembers the old-school rule "NO RUNNING IN THE HALLS" for $4,550 more & first place w/ $18,450 in cash & vacation!

PERFECT ROUND #3!

The next topic's On the Map. Sarah leads off by inserting a couple N's for $600 & an $800 L, buying two A's, but she then hits the first Bankrupt all night long in between $600 & $900 to lose the $1,150 she just accumulated. Second, Joe has a $700 D lit & he purchases a trio of E's, followed by a $300 R, a $300 T & a $600 G before it's Last Chance Mode time...

G E N E _ A

_ _ _ T _ E R L A N D

...& the remaining four consonants are worth $1.5K each. After he next calls for an S...

G E N E _ A

S _ _ T _ E R L A N D

...he comes up w/ the right place of GENEVA SWITZERLAND for $3,150 & the championship by a $245 margin w/ $18,695 in cash & prizes! Chantal's going back to her school w/ $18,450 in cash & trip, while Sarah has $2K in TU money.

So far on the TW opener, $39,145 in cash & merchandise has been won.

SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE NIGHT: Sarah

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,150

Big Money Round: Given that only one dud has been called the whole episode, I like Mr. Pesci's chances of winning more money and/or a MINI Cooper Convertible here. He spins the M in AMERICA'S & the given category is What Are You Doing? For starters:

_ _ E N _ N _

T _ E / _ _ _ L T

He calls H, G, D & I and gets...

_ _ E N I N G

T H E / _ _ _ L T

...he's OPENING THE VAULT to 35 large! His class will be happy to hear that he's won $53,695 in cash & stuff on the "Wheel"!

J!: Two weeks before that IBM Challenge. And Eureka Nutt didn't need a whole lot of magic in becoming the new titleholder last week. Tonight's challengers want her to disappear ASAP & here they are:

Johnny Marigliano (originally from Brooklyn, NY)- Pizza maker (how fitting)
Jean Dupon (San Carlos, CA)- College Chemistry instructor

Now, I tell Kevin McCarthy to light up the big board for the first category slate of the week:

GOOD GNUS
THE MUSIC OF CANADA
CHILI PEPPERS

TREBEKS IN ART HISTORY (some form of Alex is in each picture!!!)
THE STATE OF EVERYTHING
VOCABULARY

The first half of this round ends on a downer w/ back-to-back attempted Triple Stumpers to close out Vocabulary, but Johnny's barely in Lock Game Territory w/ $2,200 to Eureka's $1K. W/ just three clues to go, Jean's got $1,400 heading into the Daily Double behind the last Good Gnus clue; Eureka has double her score & Johnny's leading the champion by $800. Jean's wager on the following clue is $500:

Gnus are one of the main sights for those on safari in this Tanzanian national park established in 1951.

"What is Lake Victoria?"...incorrect. She should've been thinking about the Serengeti, meaning she drops slightly to $900 as the time's up beeper sounds; the last two Chili Peppers clues get left in the dust.

LACH TRASH (all attempted): $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Categories:

ON THE AFRICAN MAP
SUE GRAFTON'S ALPHABET MYSTERIES
THE JOY OF 6-LETTER WORDS
U.S. GRANT
MY MICHELLE
LET'S GET LOUD

Johnny should be stoked, because he finds a DD at the end of Let's Get Loud w/ $5,200 & he's just $400 behind the champ for first; Jean's only made a modest improvement to $1,300. He wagers the face value of the answer. In any case, to re-gain the lead, here it is:

For the common man or not, it's a loud musical flourish of trumpets.

"What is a Tan-Tar-A?"...that's ACCEPTABLE for a fanfare, so he's the leader again w/ $7,200 (originally, he was ruled wrong, but the scoring adjustment is made just before the final DD clue is read)! Meanwhile, Eureka has Monday's last DD appear on the $1,600 Six-Letter Word w/ $10,800; she's leading Johnny by $3,200, while Jean's still a distant third at $2,900. Two C-notes will be her bet.

It can mean both narrow-minded & also near-sighted.

"What is myopic?"...yes for $12,800! Time expires before we can have either the $800 or $1,200 clue about U.S. Grant read.

DJ! LACH TRASH (all attempted, again): $3,200

Scores After DJ!:

Eureka: $17,600 (LG)
Jean: $3,700
Johnny: $7,600

CORYAT SCORES:

Eureka: $17,200
Jean: $4,200
Johnny: $7,600

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY: 21st Century Emmys.

As two different characters, she's the first actress to win Lead Acting Emmys in both the Drama & Comedy categories.

Jean Dupon had a TIME OVER before she could finish writing down "Who is Susan Lucci?", which is wrong. In any event, that results in a $2K deduction & she finishes at $1,700. Everyone else has the right response of "Who is Edie Falco?". Johnny Marigliano adds a couple bills to his runner-up score (which ends at $7,800), but Eureka Nutt retains her title easily w/ $19,900! Two-game total: $38,701.

DFtL!: This week, it's We Are Family Week! The first team to play were Josh (a 15-year-old) & Latonya Patterson (a finanical literacy teacher for kids), originally from Winston-Salem, NC.

Specialty Categories: 1970s & R & B

1. Pop
A: "All Out of Love" by Air Supply (1980)
B: "Someday" by Sugar Ray (1999)
PICK: "All Out of Love"
MISSING WORDS: Three

PREVIOUS LINE: "I can't be too late to say that I..."
BASE GUESS: "...love you"

A: "...am so sorry"
B: "...was so wrong"
C: "...need your love"

CHOICE: B

2. R & B
A: "Me & Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul (1972)
B: "Nightshift" by Commodores (1985)
PICK: "Me & Mrs. Jones"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "We both know that it's wrong"
FINAL GUESS: "But it's much too strong"

MySpace Karaoke Featured Singer: Laura (Charlottesville, VA; she sang "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles!)

3. Rock
A: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen (1976)
B: "Into the Great Wide Open" by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (1991)
PICK: "Bohemian Rhapsody"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "But now, I've..."
FINAL GUESS:
"...gone and thrown it all away"

4. 1970s
A: "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack (1973)
B: "Sister Golden Hair" by America (1975)
PICK: "Killing Me Softly With His Song"
MISSING WORDS: Seven
PREVIOUS LINE: "...killing me softly with his song"
FINAL GUESS: "Telling my whole life with his words"


Trivia Question: Which of these baseball teams did Tim McGraw's father, Tug, pitch for- the NY Mets, NY Yankees or Pittsburgh Pirates?
Hint: He coined the phrase "Ya Gotta Believe!" for their 1973 season
ANSWER: Mets

The Pattersons continued on.

ENCORE: "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" by Culture Club (1983)
MISSING WORDS: 13
PREVIOUS LINE: "Uptown, their sound is like..."
FINAL GUESS: "...a magic sound and I don't know the words, but I had so much fun" (A: "...the native you send her; junction function, the boy with pop is slender")


Regular action then resumed as James White (a security officer who has the nickname "Big Sexy" on his license plate) from Vegas came out.

Specialty Categories: Motown & 1980s

1. Motown
A: "Get Ready" by The Temptations (1966)
B "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" by Four Tops (1973)

PICK: "Ain't No Woman"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "To make her happy doesn't..."

FINAL GUESS: "...take a lot"

2. Rock
A: "Blue Suede Shoes" by Elvis Presley (1956)
B: "Buddy Holly" by Weezer (1994)
PICK: "Blue Suede Shoes"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "But don't you step on my blue suede shoes"
BASE GUESS: "You can do anything"


A: "Do anything that you want"
B: "Oh, I can stand anything"
C: "Well, you can do anything"

CHOICE: C

MySpace Karaoke Featured Singer #2: Joanne (Bolton, Ontario; she sang "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car" by Billy Ocean)

3. Pop
A: "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies (1969)
B: "Rhythm of the Night" by Debarge (1985)
PICK: "Rhythm of the Night"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Forget about the worries on your mind"

BASE GUESS: "You can leave the past behind"
FINAL GUESS: "You can leave the_ world behind" (A: "You can leave them all behind")

4. 1980s (both of these songs came from 1983)
A: "Modern Love" by David Bowie
B: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler
PICK: "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Turn around bright eyes, every..."

FINAL GUESS: "...now and then, I fall apart"

Other TQ of the Evening: Chuck Berry holds a degree in what field?

A: Psychology
B: Cosmetology
C: Sociology
D: Criminal Justice

Hint: He could get a job at Fantastic Sam's

ANSWER: Cosmetology

This time, there was a bailout.

ENCORE: "Ladies Night" by Kool & The Gang (1979)
MISSING WORDS: 10
PREVIOUS LINE: "Stay w/ me tonight, mama, yeah, if you..."
GUESS: "...hear any noise, it ain't the boys, it's ladies night"


Millionaire:

Conclusion of Sue Ann Sidell's game
Game 2

Episode ratings:

9: "The Price is Right"
8: "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "Jeopardy!", "Let's Make a Deal" & "The Newlywed Game"
6: "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" & "Millionaire"

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Next Week in Game Shows: January 31- February 6

As we wrap up January & begin Feburary:

-The season finale of the "Million Dollar Money Drop" w/ the chance to play an online interactive game during the show!

-The live "Live to Dance" finals begins!

-The Underdogs finally see the new trainers on "The Biggest Loser"!

All this plus TWO new hours of "Minute to Win It" & probably a heck of a lot more next wek on GSK as the latest February Sweeps period kicks into high gear!

The Week in Review: January 24-30

Players of the Week:
WINNER: Jeffrey Williams ($125,000)("The Fashion Show")
RUNNER-UP: Mark Stainec ($125K)("Minute to Win It")
3RD PLACE: Mary Lally ($100K)("Millionaire")

Other Big Winners & Notables:
Nicole Jonas- $68,276 ("Wheel of Fortune")
Lissa Golwanowski- $66,820 ("WoF")
Gail Cech- $51,400 ("WoF")
Dana Logsdon- $51K ("Wipeout")

GSN scheduling notes

-On February 11th, GSN will run another "Baggage" marathon frrom 9 AM-6 PM EST. The next day (the 12th), a marathon of "The Newlywed Game" will air on the same time period. These marathons obviously salute Valentine's Day.

-Season 7 of "High Stakes Poker" will begin on February 26th & air Saturdays at 8 PM EST.

Source: Buzzerblog

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ratings report for the last full week of January '11

"American Idol":
Wednesday: 25.2 million (down from last week's premiere)
Thursday: 22.27 million (down slightly from a week ago)
"The Biggest Loser": 8.68 million (up from the past few weeks & the highest-rated first-run TV show of the night)
"Wipeout": 7.61 million- SEASON-LOW
"Minute to Win It": 5.02 million (down slightly from last week)
"Live to Dance": 4.75 million- SERIES-LOW

Source: The Futon Critic

"American Idol" 1/27

Nashville:

EPIC SUCCESSES:
Rob Bolin (Nashville; restaurant worker)
Chelsee Oaks (Nashville; waitress)
Stormi Henley (Crossville, TN; Miss Teen USA)
Adrienne Beasley (Wickliffe, KY; student)
Jackie Wilson (Nashville; bar manager/singer)
Paul McDonald (Nashville)
Jimmie Allen (Franklin; waiter)
Danny Pate (Auburndale, FL; works on a citrus farm)
Matt Dillard (Cheatham County, TN)
Lauren Alaina (Rossville, GA; 15-year-old student)

EPIC FAILS:
Christina McAffrey (West Palm Beach, FL, but originally from Springfield, MO; dental assistant)
Allen Lewis (Franklin Furnace, OH; tattoo artist)
Kameela Merricks (Oak Grove, KY; 28-year-old military person)
Latoya "Younique" Moore (Nashville)

"Live to Dance" 1/26

The fourth slot in the finals went to...



































































































...Twitch!

THIS WEEK'S RUNDOWN:

1. Dance Town Chaos: "It's a Man's Man's World" by James Brown- SWEEP
2. Jacob Jonas & Jill Wilson: "Save Me" by Nicki Minaj- PAULA
3. Roosevelt Anderson: "Rocketeer" by Far East Movement- PAULA & TRAVIS

4. Tap Sounds Underground- PAULA & TRAVIS
5. Shore Thing- SWEEP
6. Kendall Glover: "Firework" by Katy Perry- KIMBERLY & PAULA

Instead of Paula Abdul announcing who the judges sent through this week, Kimberly Wyatt had the honors...
















































































































































...she gave the good news to Dance Town Chaos!

"American Idol" 1/26

Milwaukee:

EPIC SUCCESSES:
Scotty McCreery (Garner, NC; 16-year-old high school baseball player)
Emma Henry (Littleton, CO; 15-year-old high school student)
Naima Adedapo (Milwaukee; grounds cleanup worker)
Jerome Bell (NYC; Bar Mitzvah singer)
Thia Megia (Mountain House, CA; 15-year-old high school student)
Molly DeWolf Swensen (Seattle; Harvard graduate & an intern at The White House)
Haley Reinhart (Wheeling, IL; auditioned last season in Chicago)
Tiwan Strong (Chicago; 29-year-old daycare teacher)
Steve Beghun (Bloomington, MN; a CPA for 3.5 years)
Scott Dangerfield (Milwaukee; student teacher)
Alyson Jados (Chicago; bartender/waitress)
Chris Medina (Oak Forest, IL; barista/caretaker)

EPIC FAILS:
Joe Repka (Swanton, OH; University of Toledo student studying Communications)
Nathaniel Jones (Mount Zion, WI; Civil War re-enactor)
Mason Wilkinson (West Allis, WI; construction worker)
Vernika Patterson (Milwaukee; student/cook)
Albert Rogers III (Ogelthrope, GA; student)
Megan Frazier (Green Bay, WI; student & Packers fan)

1/28/2011 Results

LMaD: Jameelah (who's dressed as the Emergency Alert System color bars screen) will play a tropical version of the $1/$2 Seven Envelopes Deal for a trip to Miami Beach worth $6,591 (Curtain #1). The envelopes have been replaced w/ coconuts & the ones she will select are #4, #2, #5 & #6, all of which are middle numbers from this field.

1. #5- $2
2. #4- BUCK ($3)

I think she needs to stop at any time w/ the $2,518 washer/dryer (Curtain #2)...& she wisely does, because the other two coconuts each had singletons underneath! #7 was one of the other two $2 coconuts.

Ready to play the "Head-to-Head For a Car Game" are Jane (dressed as a princess) & Phillip (who's wearing a light blue wig).

Curtain Choices (#2 & #3 available):
Jane: #2
Phillip: #3

1. $400
2. $500
3. $600
4. $700
5. $800
6. $900
7. $1K
8. $1,100
9. $1,200
10. $1,300
11. $1.5K
12. $1,800
13. $1,900
14. $2,200- SOLD TO MARY

Phillip's agreeing w/ me the $15,390 Chevy Aveo5's behind his #3...WE'RE BOTH CORRECT- PERFECT DEAL!

When we say "Let's Talk About You", we're referring to Hilari.

Round 1: $700 or Silver Small Box?
PICK: Box
BOX: Marc Jacobs black handbag & a pair of designer heel shoes ($1,790)

Round 2: $800 or Big Box?
PICK: BB
BOX: Digital photo/video suite ($4,777)


THE BIG RISK (Curtain #1): NO- Game room ($7,449)

Next on today's trader list are Linda (dressed as a hot dog), Kayla & Mark (who's wearing a sombrero). They're about to choose from one of three silver envelopes, each one of which represents a different room in the house- living room, dining room & kitchen. Each one holds a card w/ either the word WIN or ZONK on it.

Linda: LR
Kayla: DR
Mark: KITCHEN


On their turn, they can quit w/ $800. Mark & Kayla dash w/ that cash.

Mark: ZONK
Linda: WIN- Pier 1 Imports living room group ($3,714)
Kayla: ZONK- PERFECT DEAL #2!

Paige (dressed as a bumblebee) & Scott are about to make history on the show- they're choosing from not one, not two, but three ZONKS!

Curtain #1: Jewelry
Curtain #2: Luggage
Curtain #3: Appliances

Paige: Luggage
Scott: Appliances

Behind the fake jewelry was...a pair of Mon Cheri two-tone 18-karat gold diamond earrings worth $4,018. $600, $800, $1K & $1,200 are then offered to Paige to give back her junky luggage, but she's hoping for a nice holiday...NO- she's ZONKED OUT for good & gets booted to a bat cave. Now that we've made it back to Scott, he'll also keep his temporary ZONK after refusing $800 & a C-note...the freezer houses $3,200 in cold cash!

Parker's playing a special edition of the Four Wallets Deal. Jonathan Mangum has brought out two whites & two blacks. Starting w/ the white ones, one has $1K while the other holds $1.5K. He picks the top one...there's the $1.5K. Then, he could keep that money, try to double it w/ the black wallet of his choosing or give up all the moolah for what's in the big box. After talking it out w/ the Peanut Gallery, he goes for the BB...had he chosen the top blackie, he would've gone back to zippo. Instead...he's gotten a Yamaha ATV & a lightweight mountain bike totalling $5,709- PERFECT DEAL #3!

THE BIG DEAL: Hilari has a chance at the last BD of the week worth $25,816. She picks Door #3, so we'll start w/ Door #1, which had the Bank Vault. In it was...$2,727, so the GAME'S OVER & WE HAVE OUR FIRST BD SHUTOUT THIS YEAR. But she does leave w/ a Sony 52" LCD HDTV, a Brookstone ultra-thin stereo system that includes the 32 GB iPod Touch & a highbrowfurniture.com office chair, all valued at $7,318. That will cost her...the Suzuki SX4 Crossover & a trip to New Zealand.

A decent $41,649 in cash & prizes was won this morning.

TNG: Three episodes left in the season must mean three more couples ready to play this game tonight:

Danny & Sandy (a couple months; they're professional Christmas carolers)
Amitabh & Ruchi (ditto)
Mike & Johanna (a month shy of two years; they first met at a swanky hotel & immediately got down on a pool's deck)

Gary's Intro: "For a good grilling in the name of love, here's..."

Round 1:

1. When you & your wife are performing your favorite military maneuver, is your little "soldier" aiming straight up, out or down?
2. Sentence: "My wife is usually like the friendly Dr. Jekyll, but whenever I forget to ________________, she transforms into the evil Mr. Hyde."
3. If you gave your wife flowers for her birthday, would she be overjoyed, happy but hope there's more or would she wonder why you wasted your money?

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Danny:
1. Out
2. Fight back (because it'll make her more angry)
3. Overjoyed

Amitabh:
1. Out
2. Do simple things like not cleaning up after myself
3. Happy

Mike:
1. Up
2. Put the clothes in the hamper
3. Overjoyed

SECOND HONEYMOON AT STAKE: Omni Cancun

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Sandy:
1. Out (5)
2. Fight back (10)
3. Happy

Ruchi:
1. Out (5)
2. Clean up after myself (10)
3. Overjoyed

Johanna:
1. Up (5; just like a martini)
2. Pick up my clothes on the floor (10)
3. Happy

ROUND 2:

1. When your husband popped the question, how did you react to his timing- "Finally!", "Already?" or "Right on schedule"?
2. Sentence: "My husband thinks that when he wears _____________, he's making a fashion statement, but I think it's more of a fashion faux pas."
3. What's the one thing your husband does in bed that really "bugs" you?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "My husband is about __% man & __% boy."

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Sandy:
1. "Right..."
2. Black silk boxers w/ the little smoochie things on them
3. Pretends to not know how to make the bed
BONUS: 70, 30

Ruchi:
1. "Finally!"
2. A corduroy jacket
3. Goes straight to bed
BONUS: 85, 15

Johanna:
1. "Right..."
2. A denim shirt/jacket
3. Clips his toenails
BONUS: 50/50

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Danny:
1. "Right..." (20)
2. Hooded sweatshirt
3. Turns the other way when she tries to cuddle up w/ him
BONUS: 90, 10

Amitabh:
1. "Finally!" (20)
2. Pair of dark jeans
3. Cuddle & sleep all day- ACCEPTABLE (30)
BONUS: 50/50

Mike:
1. "Finally!"
2. Denim (20)
3. Clips his toenails (30)
BONUS: 100% man

SUDDEN DEATH:

Amitabh & Ruchi: 35
Mike & Johanna: 55

Consolation Prize: Netflix

WoF: Friday's opening Toss-Up is a couple Things:

_ _ N K E _ S

& / _ O B _ _ R S

Paul knows enough fishing lingo, because he solves SINKERS & BOBBERS to be the first contestant out of these three to get on the board:

Paul Swanson (Seattle)- Salesman
Michele Ferraro (Greenville, NY)- VP of a large financial institution
Lissa Golwanowski (Centerville, MN)- 5th Grade teacher

$2K TU category's What Are You Doing?:

_ A _ _ I N _

T H E / S _ O T S

Michele knows I'm always CALLING THE SHOTS around this place.

The last showcased fishing trip of the week is to the Wollaston Lake Lodge in Saskatchewan, Canada worth $9,700 & the Ally Bank Jackpot Round's subject will be Show Biz; this puzzle's a biggie. First, she calls three T's for $1.5K & buys three E's, followed by the same number of N's for another $1.5K, the same amount of A's, a $500 D while on Jackpot (she can't solve this puzzle for a $6.5K pot, though), triple R's for yet another $1.5K, two O's, a pair of S's for another grand & the remainder of the vowels (three I's & a U). Afterwards, she calls a $550 J, a $500 M, a $900 B, but she then goes Bankrupt in between $600 & $900 to lose the whole $6,700; Lissa also hits the exact same one. Following that, Paul calls the twin P's for $1,800...

P O P / S I N _ E R

A N D / A _ T O R

J U S T I N

T I M B E R _ A _ E

...and he solves POP SINGER AND ACTOR JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE to take a slight $800 lead w/ $2,800.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)
FINAL UNWON JACKPOT OF THE WEEK: $10,350

Not only is this Fun & Games puzzle pretty huge as well, it's a part of tonight's Prize Puzzle Round! First, Lissa calls four N's for $2,400, purchases five A's, calls two T's for another $600 & buys four I's & an O before lighting an R for the Cabela's gift tag & purchasing a set of E's to clean out the vowels. She next puts up a couple of P's for an extra $1,800, a $300 B, a C for Canada, a $600 G & his/her L's for $800 more. As of now, we have...

B R E A _ I N G

O P E N / A / P I N A T A

_ I L L E _ / _ I T _

C A N _ _

...she should feel like BREAKING OPEN A PINATA FILLED WITH CANDY, because she's just won herself a cash sum of $5.5K, the fishing goods gift certificate, the Canadian getaway & another vacation to the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta priced at $5,620, for a leading total this round of $21,820 in cash & prizes!

PERFECT ROUND

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: VD7761029 (Victor D. from Texas)

Same Name's the theme of this evening's IHOP Mystery Round. The man in the middle, Paul, leads off the action in this round of play w/ a Lose a Turn landing. Secondly, Michele calls a $450 N, buys double E's, but then calls the first dud of the episode in R. Third, Lissa calls a $350 T but then a dud of P while on the $3.5K space. After Paul gets the other regular Bankrupt, Michele lights up a $300 S, buys a U but then duds out again w/ the H. Coming Lissa's way next is a $400 M, an O, but then her second Bankrupt of the match (which is the same one she got two rounds ago) to take away $500; Paul also gets it for his second such hit of the round. After his current run of bad luck continues, Michele calls double the L's for $1,600 additional, buys the A & lights a $300 C before trying to solve this...

M U S C L E / &

_ _ A L

T O N E

...she's got the MUSCLE & DIAL TONE (s) we need to move into a distant second place w/ $3,900.

DUDS: $550 H (Michele), $3.5K P (Lissa), $300 R (Michele)
SOLE LaT: Paul
BANKRUPTS: 3 (two by Paul, Lissa)

The week-ending TU will fall under Movie Title:

_ H A _ K / _ A _ E

Paul correctly identifies "SHARK TALE" as the movie to take over second himself w/ $5,800.

Last Chance Round category's On the Map & the value of all consonants is...$1.5K. After Michele makes an H appear...

_ _ C _ S _ N / H _ L _

_ Y _ M _ N _

...she makes a $7.5K solve of JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING to leave as the runner-up at $11,400! Paul's finished in third w/ $5,800 & Lissa's won w/ her entire PP Round bank!

Thus far, $39,020 in cash & merchandise has been sent out the studio tonight.

DUDS: D (Paul), P (Lissa), R (Lissa), T (Paul)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $7,200

Big Money Round: Lissa spins the C & she needs to figure out some People. Starting w/:

T _ E / _ _ _ L E

_ _ _ _ L _

She goes w/ the CPMO combination...

T _ E / _ _ O L E

_ _ M _ L _

...THE WHOLE FAMILY can enjoy her winning 45 G's after she wins it w/ 1.2 seconds to spare (Vanna mentions this during her & Pat's final chat)! That makes her grand total $66,820 in money & stuff!

Not only that, on the week of my birthday, A NEW SEASON-HIGH WEEKLY TOTAL OF $336,611 HAS BEEN POSTED!!!!

J!: About a year ago tonight, the emotional Rebecca Dixon retained her championship & wound up finishing as a two-day champ w/ $54,002. Is Lisa Dvorak (who once took part in a knitting "Olympics") about to do as well as she did or even better? Not if these challengers can help it:

Eureka Nutt (Canoga Park, CA)- Paralegal
Doug Payne (Murfreesboro, TN)- Guitar instructor

On the menu for the first round of play:

ENGINEERING
SO SAYETH THE TALK SHOW HOST
START SPREADIN' THE BOOZE
POTTER ROAST
I OWE YOU AN "OLOGY"
WORDS REJECTED BY THE OED

When they go to break for the first time on this night, Eureka's leading w/ $2,600, followed by Lisa at $1,400 & Doug w/ eight bills. But almost immediately after we've seen quite a few commercials, Doug picks off the Daily Double from the last Booze clue. He wagers all of his $1,600 on the clue we're about to display:

Barbayanni & Aphrodite are varieties of this Anise-flavored, colorless liqueur.

"What is Ouzo?"...his $3,200 True DD's SUCCESSFUL! At round's end (w/ the $1K clues in So Sayeth the Talk Show Host & Potter Roast both being left behind), Eureka's back as the leader of the pack w/ $5,200. Lisa's again in second w/ $3,800 & Doug's gone from being in the lead to starting off Double Jeopardy! w/ $3,600.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $400
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3K
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3,400

DJ! Topics:

ISLAND NICKNAMES
PLAYING THE PROFESSOR
"STAN" IN THE PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE
NATIONALITY, PLEASE

THE SUPREME COURT
WE ALL SPEAK HINDI


Eureka magically finds herself in Lock Game Territory in the early goings of the round. But both DDs are still up for grabs w/ nine clues to go in both Island Nicknames & "Stay". One gets found by...Doug under the middle Island Nickname w/ $7,200; he's only $200 behind the champion for second, but is $8K behind Eureka for the leadership position. His wager this time is four grand on this answer:

"The Island of Mutineers"

"What is Jamaica?"...NO, mon. Correct: What are The Pitcairn Islands? He falls deeper in last w/ $3,200. Furthermore, Eureka's got the week's final one attached to the $1,600 "Stay" answer & she's back in LGT w/ 16 thou; Doug's down to two. She bets just one.

If you don't count the two Y's, the A in this "Stan" is the only vowel in its 10-letter name.

"What is Kyrgyzstan?"...correct to inch up to $17K! Time runs out before we can make it to the final Island Nickname.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1,600 (Island Nicknames)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $6K

Scores After DJ!:

Lisa: $9,400
Doug: $2K- MATHEMATICALLY OUT
Eureka: $17K

CORYAT SCORES:

Lisa: $9,400
Doug: $5,400
Eureka: $17,600

FJ! CATEGORY: Disney Movies.

W/ special sound equipment needed in the auditorium, this 1940 film was initially released in only 14 theatres.

DOUG:
Response:
"What is 'Fantasia'?"
Wager: $1,999
Final score: $3,999


Lisa Dvorak...had the same question & jumps to $17,001. If Eureka Nutt can complete the trifecta, she's the new champ...yes w/ $18,801! Lisa leaves w/ $33,201.

Before we end this recap, we have some notes to make regarding "The IBM Challenge". First, here are the charities everybody's playing for:

Watson (IBM)- World Vision & World Community Grid
Ken Jennings- VillageReach
Brad Rutter- Lancaster County Community Foundation

Also, Watson's NOT perfect, because it gave a ZONK on this answer during a practice round (from the topic of Famous Americans, I think):

This first lady was born Thelma Catherine Ryan on March 16, 1912 in Nevada.

Watson had a response of "Who is Richard Nixon?"- LOL!!!

FGN: I would enjoy it if one of these families finds the $20K Monopoly Crazy Cash Card besides going on a Discovery Adventure to The Yucatan in Mexico:

Red Team: Meredith (a young painter), Miriam (a mom who just started taking painting lessons), Hayley (sister/school dance team member) & Darren (a silly dad)
Yellow Team: Taylor (competitive female cheerleader), Joey (brother/aspiring pro hockey player), Scott (dad) & Lisa (mom/surgical nurse)

Guess Who?:

1. ...once thought about become a marine biologist?
2. ...once appeared as an extra on the TV series "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"?
3. ...has released the albums "Thankful", "Breakaway" & "My December"?
4. ...was the first-ever winner of "American Idol"?

Miriam (on third clue): Kelly Clarkson

First CCC Choices:

Meredith: Soda
Taylor: Money bag


Scrabble Flash Prize: Vans shoes
Letter Line: RBADE

Meredith & Miriam: BAD (3)
Taylor & Lisa: BEARD (5)
Darren & Hayley: DARE (7)
Joey & Scott: DRAB (9)
Meredith & Miriam: BREAD (12)
Taylor & Lisa: BEAR (13)
Darren & Hayley: BEAD (16)
Joey & Scott: BARE (17)

Meredith & Miriam: ADE
Taylor & Lisa: READ (21)
Darren & Hayley: BED (19)

Joey & Scott: DEAR- WIN!

Taylor's Second CCC Choice: Thimble

Twister Lights Out Prize: K-1 Speed experience

KIDS' ROUND ELIMINATION ORDER:

1. Meredith (incorrect hand on a dot)
2. Taylor
FINAL ELIMINATION: Hayley

ADULTS' ROUND ELIMINATION ORDER:

1. Scott
2. Miriam
FINAL ELIMINATION: Darren

(Note: During this round, Taylor mentioned that she saw Lisa's underwear!!!)

Taylor's Third CCC Choice: Piggy bank

Cranium Prize: $500 aaronbrothers Art & Framing gift card
TOPIC: Star Performer

Alphabet Ground Charades Round:

RT: R (10)
YT: G (10)

Two-Digit Number GC Round:

RT: 73 (30)
YT: 42 (30)

Symbol Round:

RT: %
YT: Semicolon

Final Round:

RT: Hammer (70)
YT: Fish (70)

COMBINED TIMES FROM THE THREE SUCCESSFUL ROUNDS:

RT: :39
YT: :41

Meredith's Second CCC Choice: Dog

Sorry! Sliders Prize: RagingWaters pass

Kids' Round:

RT: SORRY + Three = Three
YT: One + Three = Four

Adults' Round:

YT: One (originally a bullseye) + Three = Four
RT: One + Three =
Four

Taylor's Fourth CCC Choice: Pretzel


Operation Relay Prize: $500 Discovery Channel Store gift card
WINNERS: RT, 55-35 (they went first)

Meredith's Final CCC Choice: Iron

THE CCCs:

YT:
Money bag- $635
Thimble- $885 ($1,520)
Piggy bank- $1K ($2,520)
Pretzel- $1,200 ($3,720)

RT:
Soda- $595
Dog- $840 ($1,435)
Iron- $320 ($1,755)

BREAK BANK CARD: Skateboard

5th Grader: Substitute teacher Natalie Eckhart (who got her Master's Degree in Education from Pepperdine) got to test herself.

1st Grade Music
1st Grade Animal Science
2nd Grade Math
2nd Grade Cultural Studies
3rd Grade Grammar
3rd Grade Science
4th Grade Astronomy
4th Grade Social Studies

FIRST CLASSMATE: Jordan
OPENING SUBJECT: Music


Which of these instuments is a trumpet- A, B or C?

Natalie picked B for Bobby to get on the board.

SUBJECT #2: Math

If John can peel 10 potatoes in an hour & Jane can peel 10 potatoes in two hours, how many potatoes can they peel in an hour while working together?

Everybody in the classroom locked in 15 to make her early score that many hundred dollars.

SUBJECT #3: Science

T or F: Fireworks exploding in the air undergo a chemical change.

Natalie agreed w/ Jordan again, this time on True...$5K.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Ty
SUBJECT #4: Astronomy


By mass, The Sun's made primarily of what element?

Natalie used her Peek to go w/ Ty's guess of Hydrogen...YES to reach the $12.5K mark!

SUBJECT #5: Grammar

What word's the plural possessive in the following sentence- "The students' projects won all the prizes at Mr. Foxworthy's science fair"?

She knew it was "students'" for $16K!

SUBJECT #6: Social Studies

This is the official flag of what western U.S. state?

W/ no idea, Natalie activated the Copy. One of the three classmates had the right answer...unfortunately, it wasn't Ty w/ Kansas; it was Jordan w/ Wyoming. For the record, Danielle had Natalie's guess of Montana.

SUBJECT #7: Cultural Studies

Mexico's Independence Day takes place on the 16th of which month?

She was wrong again w/ June; it was September.

FINAL SUBJECT: Animal Science

T or F: Turtles are reptiles.

Natalie answered False to qualify for the upcoming $5K Bonus Question.

BQ CATEGORY: U.S. History

The United Nations is an international organization that supports world peace. In what year did the U.S. officially join the U.N.?

She guessed the year as 1965...close, but NO cigar. The actual year was 1945.

Now, let's see just how smart restaurant boss Guy Tabibian was.

1st Grade Measurements
1st Grade Music
2nd Grade Life Science
2nd Grade Vocabulary
3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade Ancient History
4th Grade World Geography
4th Grade Cultural Studies

FIRST CLASSMATE: T.J.
OPENING SUBJECT: Measurements


T or F: One day's equivalent to 12 hours.

He IDed that as a False statement fairly quickly, because the actual number of hours is twice as much.

SUBJECT #2: Life Science

T or F: In the life cycle of a tropical butterfly, the adult stage immediately follows the caterpillar stage.

He again said False...& was correct again.

SUBJECT #3: Math

If John receives a weekly allowance of $2.50, how many weeks would he have to save up all his money in order to buy a $100 skateboard?

Guy did the mathematics right, because he came up w/ 40.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Antonio
SUBJECT #4: Cultural Studies

By definition, if someone's Neapolitan, they're native to what Italian city?

Guy guessed Naples...right!

SUBJECT #5: Ancient History

The ancient kingdom of Kush, which successfully invaded parts of Egypt, was located on what continent?

Antonio wanted him to choose that category a turn ago, but Guy didn't need his help, because he was right again on Africa!

SUBJECT #6: World Geography

W/ a length of over 3,900 miles, what's the longest river in Asia?

Guy was too humbled by this query, so he used his Peek. Antonio answered the Chang, but Guy went on his own w/ the Yangtze...they were both right!

FINAL CLASSMATE: Madison
SUBJECT #7: Vocabulary


By definition, which of the following terms means "a person who leads an orchestra"- foreman, general or conductor?

Conductor it was to bring Guy one correct response shy of a sweep!

FINAL SUBJECT: Music

What instrument, which is a member of the woodwind family, is pictured here?

This Guy got Scotland's signature instrument of the bagpipes to RUN THE TABLE! But would he attempt to do something Brian Peterson didn't quite have the guts to do, which is try for the quarter million bucks...NO.

BONUS QUESTION SUBJECT: U.S. History (same as Brian)

Nominated in 1872 by the Equal Rights Party, who became the first woman to run for the office of President of the U.S., losing to Ulysses S. Grant?

Guy didn't know Brian's $250K Q...but neither of them knew this one! Correct: Victoria Woodhull.

DFtL!: About four years ago, Dayna Dooley (an accountant) fell short in her "American Idol" audition, but she got a good chance to sing on this stage. Her mom Jean was in the audience.

Specialty Categories: 1970s & One-Hit Wonders

1. Rock
A: "Love Me Two Times" by The Doors (1967)
B: "Caught Up In You" by 38 Special (1982)
PICK: "Caught Up In You"
MISSING WORDS: Four
PREVIOUS LINE: "I'm so caught up..."

BASE GUESS: "...in you and I"

A: "...in my troubled times"
B: "...in you, little girl"
C: "...by the weirdest things"


CHOICE: B

2. 1970s
A: "Long, Cool Woman" by The Hollies (1972)
B: "When Will I Be Loved?" by Linda Ronstadt (1975)
PICK: "When Will I Be Loved?"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "He always breaks my heart in..."
BASE GUESS: "...two and I can't be"

FINAL GUESS: "...two and I'm so tired" (A: "...two, it happens every time")

MySpace Karaoke Featured Singer: Kenneth (Arcade, NY)

3. One-Hit Wonders (songs from the '80s)
A: "Break My Stride" by Matthew Wilders (1983)
B: "Into the Night" by Benny Mardones (1980)
PICK: "Into the Night"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "...and show you a love..."
FINAL GUESS: "...that you've never seen, never seen" (A: "...like you've never seen, ever seen")


4. Pop
A: "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Sergio Mendes (1983)
B: "This Kiss" by Faith Hill (1998)
PICK: "This Kiss"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "It's a feeling like this, it's..."
FINAL GUESS (after originally blanking): "...centrifugal motion, it's perpetual bliss"


Trivia Question: Friends & fans of Janis Joplin know her by what nickname- Diamond, Pearl, Sapphire or Ruby?
Hint: This was also the nickname of her fourth & final album
ANSWER: Pearl

She walked away w/ $2.5K more than she won on "Idol".

ENCORE: "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder (1977)
MISSING WORDS: 10

PREVIOUS LINE: "...that time will not allow us to forget, for there's..."
CORRECT ANSWER: "...Basie Miller Satchmo and the king of all Sir Duke"


The nightcap singing wannabe was Chicago's Chellena Black (a realtor who also likes gospel music).

Specialty Categories: 1970s & Soul Jams

1. Rock
A: "Evil Ways" by Santana (1970)
B: "Simply Irresistable" by Robert Palmer (1988)
PICK: "Simply Irresistable"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "She used to look..."
BASE GUESS: "...so good to me"

FINAL GUESS: "...so fine, baby" (A: "...good to me")

2. Soul Jams
A: "If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (1972)
B: "One in a Million You" by Larry Graham (1980)
PICK: "If You Don't Know Me By Now"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "I ain't gonna do nothing to upset..."
FINAL GUESS: "...our happy home"


MySpace Karaoke Featured Singer #2: Amy (Dublin, VA)

3. 1970s
A: "Jet" by Paul McCartney & Wings (1974)
B: "Hot Child in the City" by Nick Gilder (1978)
PICK: "Hot Child in the City"
MISSING WORDS: Five

PREVIOUS LINE: "Hot child in the city"
BASE GUESS: SAME AS PREVIOUS LINE


A: "...runnin' scared is never pretty"
B: "...runnin' through the nitty gritty"
C: "...runnin' wild and lookin' pretty"


CHOICE: C

4. Pop (two more songs from the '80s)
A: "Suddenly" by Billy Ocean (1985)
B: "Listen To Your Heart" by Roxette (1989)
PICK: "Suddenly"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "And things we never take notice of you, wake up..."
FINAL GUESS: "...and suddenly you're in love"


Other TQ: What Las Vegas singer once spent $75K to refurbish his penguin's pond- John Tarangelo, Wayne Newton or Dean Martin?
Hint: He has also appeared on "Dancing with the Stars"

ANSWER: Wayne Newton

Chellena stopped the game w/ the $5K.

ENCORE: "One Thing Leads To Another" by The Fixx (1983)

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Richard Angeher's game
Game 2
Start of Game 3

Episode ratings:

"Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?":
Midnight: 5
12:30 AM: 8
8: "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "Don't Forget the Lyrics!", "Family Game Night", "Jeopardy!", "Let's Make a Deal" & "The Newlywed Game"
6: "Millionaire"

Thursday, January 27, 2011

1/27/2011 Results

LMaD: The day's first game is the One-Roll Dice Deal. First, Staci (dressed as an alarm clock) passes up the silver small box (Jonathan Mangum) to roll...an eight for $800, but she could've won some Chefs, Inc. cooking classes that were worth $1,799. Secondly, Anna (dressed as a police officer) declines her dice roll for Curtain #2...she rolled a 10 for a C-note, but the $6,999 Strong spa belongs to her! Finally, even though Letita (who's wearing a Lebron James Cleveland Cavaliers jersey) plays Craps sometimes & the dollar value for her round has been doubled, she's risking it on Curtain #1...she would've rolled out a six for $1,200 & she's been KNOCKED OUT OF THE GAME w/ the giant xylophone.

Rebecca (dressed as a cowgirl) gets her opportunity to make it across the Speedway; should she do so in four tries or less, she'll be driving in the Toyota Yaris 3-Door (Curtain #3).

1. 20
2. 10 (30); TURNS DOWN $500
3. 20 (50); TURNS DOWN $600, $700, $800 & $1K
FINAL DRAW: 40- PERFECT DEAL!

Next to be called out during the Silent Movie Deal is Hovik (dressed as a $100 bill). The contents of the big box will be the subject of the scene Wayne Brady & Jonathan Mangum are going to have to act out. Hovik's guess is a motorcycle or scooter, but he takes a chance on Curtain #1, so the box goes to Tiffany (who's wearing a pink boa)...& he's going on a $5,800 vacation to The Windy City! As for Tiffany, she's thinking along the same waves as Hovik, & she's going for it after passing up a thousand dollars...there she finds the $5,999 Kawasaki KLR-650 motorcycle- PERFECT DEAL #2!

The all-friends team of Melanie & Sandra (who have known each other for five years) are offered their choice of the Mini Vault (Jonathan) or the Bank Vault (Curtain #2).

Sandra: Big
Melanie: Small

Melanie thinks a big amount of money comes in a small package, so she sticks w/ her vault...good- since she just kicked Jonathan's country hoe-down band's butts, she's pocketed $4,545! Then, Sandra plays the odds by forfeiting hers for the silver envelope...$323 was left behind for a stainless-steel kitchen appliance trio valued at $3,867- PERFECT DEAL #3!

Kevin's the first man to play Find the Face!

Three-Card Tiffany Prize: Pier 1 Imports bedroom ($2,703)(Curtain #1)

#2- TIFFANY

Four-Card Jonathan Prize: Small home gym ($4,856)(Curtain #3)

#4- $1K

Rest of the board in this round:

#1- JONATHAN
#2- $750
#3- JONATHAN

FIVE-CARD WAYNE PRIZE: KIA Soul (Curtain #2)

#4- WIN!!!!

Some of the other cards in that final round were:

#1- ZONK
#2- $500
#3- ZONK

Robert & Karina are now required to Dance Me a Deal...w/ Robert being the winner. He gets $100 (while Karina gets NOTHING) & then chooses to play for the car that Kevin just won. Out of the three cards, he chooses #1. But he's not feeling too confident about that choice, so he leaves w/ another $800...OOPS.

THE BIG DEAL: Anna could be writing a speeding ticket redeemable for a $28,294 Big Deal of the Day, which includes a Trophy fishing boat package. She picks Door #1...but she chose the wrong end of the spectrum & has to settle for a "Rock Band" package priced at $2,340. Had she selected Door #3, she would've also gotten that boat & a trip to Jamaica (Door #2), plus WE WOULD'VE BROKEN THE SINGLE-DAY WINNINGS RECORD. Darn.

We couldn't quite do that, but $58,742 in cash & stuff was still awarded this morning, which is great in my book; Kevin, who remains the big winner of the day, leaves w/ $19,988 of that figure!

(Note: The new BD win cue is back in play as of this episode.)

TPiR: This is Kathy Greco's last-taped episode (but the one filmed just prior to that will air on Tuesday), so she'll be making several appearances during this episode! As for the contestant side of things, we first call for Jagruti Patel, Shawntal Geiss, Kesna Wells from the front row & Shawntell Carey & the opening IUFB brought out by Gwendolyn is a Dell laptop.

Shawntal: $750
Kesna: $1,425
Shawn: $900
Jagruti: A grand

ARP: $1,142

After Jagruti (who's an aspiring pharmacist while she's in college) sees Drew bring out Fingers for the first time this morning, she'll play Switch? for some Balenciaga accessories marked at $2,835 (Manuela) & a Honda CRF-70 off-road motorcycle (Rachel) marked at $1,899. I hope she doesn't make the swap...but she does.

Fifth is Jennifer Mann & IUFB #2's a Delta & Porter power tool selection (Manuela in the clam).

Jennifer: $950
Shawntal: $1,900
Kesna: $1,102
Shawn: BUCK

ARP: $1,140

Kesna plays Coming or Going for a Sea-Doo GTI 130 watercraft w/ trailer (Gwen at Door #3). She's thinks the three eights need to be Going to the end of her guess of $9,888...NO.

We may get to try again for a win courtesy of Lucas Hershberger & the third IUFB's a variety of Tommy Bahama beauty products (Gwen & Rachel). For the remainder of this episode, the rest of today's Pricing Games were invented at least in part by Fingers!

Lucas: $845
Shawn: $300
Jennifer: $875
Shawntal: $250 (STAGE GARF)

ARP: $507

Shawn plays Master Key for the Scion tC (Gwen), as well as a eurostyle dining set (Rachel) & a Hamilton Beach appliance set (Manuela).

1. Heavy-duty ice crusher
SETUP: 430
PICK: $30- CORRECT; PICKS KEY #2


2. 2 GB iPod Shuffle
SETUP: 649
PICK: $49- RIGHT; PICKS KEY #5

Key #2 is the ZONK...but the other key opens the Scion lock!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Kesna ($1,140): $.55
Jagruti ($1,142): 40 + 55 = $.95
Shawn ($20,581): 70 + 10 = $.80; JAGRUTI MOVES ON

George Gray next has to tell Roland Enriquez to "Come on Down" before we find out about the morning's fourth one-bid prize, a Swann DVR security kit (Manuela behind rising sign).

Roland: $650
Jennifer: $701
Shawntal: $600
Lucas: $715

ARP: $699

15-year graphic artist Roland plays Pick-a-Pair for a trip to the Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort in Aruba worth $6,990 (Gwen at Door #4). The groceries are Hidden Valley Ranch, Hallmark party plates, Athenos Natural Crumbled Mild Feta Cheese, Breyers Strawberry Ice Cream, Kermen Season's Popcorn Seasoning & some Keebler Vienna Fingers. He first picks the dressing & the cookies...the dressing's $3.49, but the cookies cost a buck more. Roland then keeps the $4.49 & wants the ice cream...got it!

Replacing him at the orange spot is Amanda Pivouaroff & next on the IUFB list is a freestanding gas grill (Rachel behind splitting sign).

Amanda: $1,100
Jennifer: $700
Shawntal: $1K
Lucas: $1,149

ARP: $1,699

Lucas plays Line 'Em Up for the Chevrolet Colorado (Std., Audio, SRadio, Prot, Diff.)(Rachel at Door #2).

1
?- $695, three pieces of Guess luggage (Gwen)
?- $32, salad spinner
?- $635, Nintendo Wii package (Manuela)
9

His first guess on this truck is $19,259...one of the middle digits is incorrect. Lucas then changes to $19,359...LOSS. ARP: $19,269.

Finally exiting the crowd (after Fingers calls for GG to call down the last contestant instead of Drew!) is Sheri Goodman, & the last IUFB of the week might be two Croton watches (on the ceiling platform). Shawntal's still in Contestant's Row, but she's bidding last right now.

Sheri: $460
Amanda: $2K
Jennifer: $500
Shawntal: $850

ARP: A grand, so Shawntal has escaped!

And she plays one of my pet PGs, Secret X, for the $7,562 Great Lakes Spa (Rachel at Door #3). She places her free X in the top right corner. The SPs controlled by Gwen are:

Blender: $100 or $125?
Electric popcorn maker: $49 or $60?

She goofs on the $125 blender but is right on the $60 popcorn maker. She's hoping Fingers was kind enough to place the SX in the middle...

(--)(--)(X)
(--)(--)(--)
(X)(X)(--)

...but she's the first Rock Bottom victim of the season.

This would've been my lineup on this special day:

1. Master Key
2. Switch?
3. Secret X
4. Coming or Going
5. Line 'Em Up
6. Pick-a-Pair

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Shawntal ($1,060): $.70
Lucas ($1,699): Two 30s
Roland ($7,689): 60 + 75 = OVER; SHAWNTAL ADVANCES TO SHOWCASE

SHOWCASE #1:

Door #1- Crosley jukebox & trip to NYC (Manuela; includes two tickets to see a Bon Jovi concert in Madison Square Garden)
Door #2- Camaro (Gwen)

JAGRUTI PASSES TO SHAWNTAL; SHAWNTAL BIDS 38 GRAND ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE WILLY

MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $32,363

This next Showcase is dedicated to Fingers! First, we're offering a buck for every episode she's worked on, which adds up to $6,618 (Rachel in between Doors #2 & #3)! Secondly, clips of Fingers' favorite moments of her 35-year stay on the program are displayed on this Panasonic 54" plasma HDTV (Gwen at Door #2). Finally, whether she intended to or not, her last big surprise as a "Price" staffer is offering a...2011 BMW 328i Sedan (Std., Paint, AT, Moonroof, Assist)(Manuela at Door #3)! And Rachel gives Fingers some flowers at the end!

JAGRUTI BIDS 30 LARGE ON BMW SHOWCASE- GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR BMW SHOWCASE: $45,752

JAGRUTI'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $30,000
ARP: $46,017
DIFFERENCE: $16,017


SHAWNTAL'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $38,000

ARP: $34,736
OVER- JAGRUTI WINS!

Jagruti ends Fingers' tenure by taking her for $47,159 in cash & stuff, including her Beamer!

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 2-4
TOTAL WINNINGS: $79,328

Video Bonus: Greco's Last Showcase

5th Grader: Meet DeQuentin Diggles, a hotel room service waiter.

1st Grade Animal Science
1st Grade Grammar
2nd Grade U.S. Geography
2nd Grade Ancient History
3rd Grade Math
3rd Grade Social Studies
4th Grade U.S. History
4th Grade Astronomy

FIRST CLASSMATE: Danielle
OPENING SUBJECT: Grammar


What's the adjective in the following sentence- "John & Jane drank the hot cider"?

He's "hot" right now w/ $500.

SUBJECT #2: Ancient History

Nefertiti was a 14th Century B.C. Queen of what ancient civilization?

He guesses Egypt...tripler.

SUBJECT #3: Social Studies

T or F: A bill in the U.S. House of Representatives can only be introduced by a member of the House.

Because he's watched "Legally Blonde", DeQuentin thinks that statement's True...yes to make it to the $5K level.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Jordan
SUBJECT #4: Animal Science

What flightless bird's featured in this picture?

He catches that ostrich for yet another $500.

SUBJECT #5: U.S. Geography

What U.S. state's home to cities named Cedar Rapids & Sioux City?

He uses the Peek & takes Jordan's answer...unfortunately, he said Oklahoma instead of the right one of Iowa.

SUBJECT #6: Math

Which of the following is a mixed number?

A: 3/4
B: 55.11
C: 1 1/2

DeQuentin's able to say 1 1/2 for exactly $3.5K.

FINAL CLASSMATE: Ty
SUBJECT #7: U.S. History

Who was the only U.S. President to be a member of the Army in both WWI & WWII?

DeQuentin takes a shot in the dark w/ Thomas Jefferson. Danielle wrote down the right head guy...but it was Dwight D. Eisenhower.

FINAL SUBJECT: Astronomy

What star, located in the constellation Canis Major, is approximately 23 times as bright as The Sun?

W/ no hesitation, DeQuentin's activating that Copy. If Ty locked in Sirius, this game will continue. He actually went w/...Sirius! W/ that, DeQuentin leaves w/ $7.5K.

BONUS QUESTION CATEGORY: World Geography

In the daycap, chef Amber Morse attempts a $15K BQ.

BONUS QUESTION TOPIC: Literature

What 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald features the characters Nick Carraway & Daisy Buchanan?

She guesses The Great Gatsby...JUST WON 15 GRAND!

TNG: Four shows left to go as tonight's couples make it to the stage:

Tom & Stacey (1 1/6 years)
Matt & Holly (a year & a month; they once had a romantic romp in his office's closet)
Matthew & Marne (seven months; he's a night owl, while she's a morning person)

Gary's Intro: "The ruler of the romance"

Round 1:

1. Which of these sounds best describes your wife's vocalization during her peak performance- "Oh, oh, oh", "Yes, yes, yes" or something entirely different?
2. The last time you put together a real date night for your wife, where did you take her?
3. If your sex life w/ your wife was a recipe, what's the wildest ingredient she has ever added?

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Tom:
1. Different
2. Movie
3. Jalapeno peppers

Matt:
1. Ohs
2. The Blue Man Group in NYC
3. Applesauce

Matthew:
1. Ohs
2. Dinner in a neighborhood restaurant
3. Garlic

SECOND HONEYMOON AT STAKE: Marquis Los Cabos

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Stacey:
1. Ohs
2. Movie (5)
3. Sugar

Holly:
1. Yeses
2. The Blue Man Group in NYC (5)
3. Mexican/Italian spices

Marne:
1. Ohs (5)
2. Five Guys- ACCEPTABLE (10)
3. Astroglide

ROUND 2:

1. Let's say your husband was standing on a podium next to your last ex-boyfriend. Which of your man's body parts would look smaller compared to your ex- his muscles, belly or feet?
2. If you & your husband are in an uncomfortable situation, who gets more flustered?
3. Typically, when do the bills get paid in your house- as soon as they arrive, right before they're due or right before the lights get shut off?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: "If my husband was a magician, he would use his magic wand to make my ______ smaller & my ______ larger."

WIVES' RESPONSES:

Stacey:
1. Muscles
2. Herself
3. Due
BONUS: Height, boobs

Holly:
1. Belly
2. Matt
3. Due
BONUS: Control freakedness, confidence

Marne:
1. Muscles
2. Matthew
3. Due
BONUS: Mass, boobs

HUSBANDS' RESPONSES:

Tom:
1. Belly
2. Stacey (15)
3. Arrive
BONUS: Thighs, boobs (30)

Matt:
1. Belly (15)
2. Holly
3. Due (25)
BONUS: Tummy, biceps- ELIMINATED

Matthew:
1. Muscles (20)
2. Himself (30)
3. Due- WIN! (40)
BONUS: Thighs, height

Consolation Prize: Statue Cruise

WoF: To continue w/ this week's theme, the $1,000 Place Toss-Up looks like this:

R O D / & / _ E E L

C L U B

Lindsay solves ROD & REEL CLUB. Here's tonight's panel:

Lindsay Nichols (Jacksonville, FL)- Administrative assistant
Tim Hoff (Chicago; originally from Pennsylvania)- A University of Chicago student who just started working on his MBA & recently coached some soccer-playing kids in Argentina
Devyn Goss (Beaumont, CA)- Advertising sales manager/handbag designer

The category of the $2K TU is Show Biz:

W A R D _ _ B E

C H A N _ _

Lindsay doesn't need a WARDROBE CHANGE; rather, she'll take a tripler.

Ally Bank Jackpot Round subject is Fictional Character & someone could be fishing at the Tropic Star Lodge in Panama on a $10,600 trip. Lindsay starts us off w/ a $500 N call & buys two E's, but she then hits Lose a Turn. Secondly, Tim calls two R's for a grand, but then a dud of T. Third, Devyn calls an S for that really nice vacation, but her second call of D stands for dud. On Lindsay's second turn of the round, she Bankrupts in between $600 & $900 to fork over $250. Tim then calls a $550 P, buys three A's that are all in the bottom word & calls a $500 H before buying four O's & dudding out w/ L. That allows Devyn to call two M's for a thou in spending money...

_ O M _ _ / _ O O _

S _ P E R H E R O

A _ _ A M A N

...for the trip she just won after solving COMIC BOOK SUPERHERO AQUAMAN, giving her a total of $11,600.

DUDS: $600 D (Devyn), $600 L (Tim), $900 T (Tim)
SOLE LaT: Lindsay
SOLE BANKRUPT: Lindsay
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $9,650

The next theme's Same Letter. Beginning w/ Tim, he calls two R's for $600 but then a T call ends his latest turn. The same fate secondly happens for Devyn w/ the S. Third, Lindsay calls a $500 N, buys two E's, puts in two L's for the Wild Card, four M's (SL Alert) for another two large & a $600 K before we see all of this...

M _ R L _ N

M _ _ K E R E L / &

M _ _ _ - M _ _ _

...she identifies the three fish on this board, MARLIN, MACKEREL & MAHI-MAHI for another $2,850 & to make her new cash winnings $5,850.

DUDS: $300 S (Devyn), $600 T (Tim)

IHOP Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round category's Phrase. Devyn, who's currently leading, first calls three T's for that Dick's Sporting Goods gift tag, an E while on Free Play & three S's for $2,100 prior to buying two A's & three I's & and landing on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar one. She calls an H & risks $2,600 in cash & gift tag...but she Bankrupts out. After Lindsay lands on LaT for the second time in this match, Tim calls an $1,800 pair of G's...

T H I S / I S

G _ I _ G / T _

_ E / A / _ _ A S T

...& says "THIS IS GOING TO BE A BLAST" to get on the board w/ that much money & a trip to The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa worth $7,865, $9,665 in total.

SOLE LaT: Lindsay
SOLE BANKRUPT: Devyn

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: RB16457 (Russell B. from North Carolina)

The $3K TU's identity is somewhere On the Map:

_ _ _ _ _ P _ A K E

_ _ _

I believe this flows through the state I'm living in, & Lindsay knows it's the CHESEAPEAKE BAY I'm talking about to go to $8,850 & complete the TU Sweep.

What Are You Doing? is what they must ponder for the Last Chance Round...& they'd better, because all consonants are worth the $6K payoff! After the biggie of a $24K L quartet is lit up by Lindsay...

P _ L L _ N G / _ _ T

_ L L / T _ _ / _ T _ P _

...she's PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS for an extra 30 big ones & the championship w/ $38,850! Devyn's going fishing in Panama w/ a thousand bucks in her pocket & Tim leaves w/ $9,665 in winnings, including the St. Maarten getaway.

So far, $60,115 in cash & vacations was won on the night after I turned 25!

DUDS: D (Devyn), R (Lindsay)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,850

Big Money Round: Lindsay Nichols' gets the Bonus Wheel to stop on the M of AMERICA'S & the bonus puzzle deals w/ a Place. The RSTLNE help:

_ R _ _ _ T E

_ _ _ R T _ _ R _

She calls M, D, P & I before calling H w/ the WC...

P R I _ _ T E

_ _ _ R T _ _ R D

...she DOESN'T quite get PRIVATE COURTYARD for $30K additional, but she still leaves w/ $8,850 more than that, all in cash.

J!: The following ladies are here to prove that having the last name of Jennings isn't so lucky for Tom:

Kara French (originally from Ann Arbor, MI)- PhD student in History
Lisa Dvorak (Millersville, MD)- Grocery store chain administrative assistant

Opening Categories:

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
FICTIONAL TV CITIES (each correct response is a TV show)
GET INTO THE RING
"I" DOCTOR
TOYS & GAMES
IN GOD WE TRUST (all of the right responses in this category will contain letters from said famous American phrase)

On the sixth clue of the game, French spots the Daily Double under the $800 "I" clue & leads Jennings by $200 early on. For $2K or nothing, here's the clue:

Robert Edwards won a 2010 Nobel Prize for developing this, which led to the birth of Louise Brown in 1978.

"What is In Vitro Fertilization?"...DOUBLE to $2K! When we're forced to take a timeout, the ladies each have $2,400 & the champion has half that.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2K
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,800

Post-First Round Scoring:

Tom & Lisa: $4,600 each
Kara: $4,800 (originally $3,800 prior to a reverse ruling on her incorrect response about the $1K Fictional TV Cities answer)

Double Jeopardy! Board:

STRANGE HISTORY
MOVIES WITH THE SAME NAME
WASN'T THAT AN '80s THING?
ORDINAL PHRASES
KID IN PLAY
THE "KO" CORRAL

For the second time tonight, French controls a DD, this time from the $1,600 Kid in Play spot. She's in a razor-close battle, because everybody's separated by $200, w/ her at $6,400; Jennings' at $6,200 & Dvorak's barely in first place w/ $6,600. French's next wager is two large. This could give her the lead back:

In 1983, Roshi Handwerger was 10-year-old Patrick Dennis & Angela Lansbury, this title woman.

"Who is (Auntie) Mame?"...that was the role to put her back in the leadership role w/ $8,400! But the other lady uncovers the last DD behind the middle Ordinal Phrase & she trails French $15,600-$11,800; Jennings' currently in last w/ $8,600. She'll bet four G's, so she's one right question away from reaching first again. The clue:

As four of his units moved on Madrid, a Spanish Civil War general coined this term to describe the extra support inside the capital.

"What is The Fifth Column?"...YEAH for $15,800 & a $200 lead! Time expires before any of the first three clues regarding Movies W/ the Same Name can be revealed.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $2K (Ordinal Phrases)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $1,600 ("KO")
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $3,600

Scores After DJ!:

Tom: $10,200
Lisa: $19,400
Kara: $15,600


CORYAT SCORES:

Tom: $10,200
Lisa: $16,600

Kara: $15K

FINAL JEOPARDY! BETTING SUGGESTIONS (4/5):

Tom: Up to $2,600
Lisa: $11,801
Kara: $4,801-$5,399


FJ! TOPIC: Sports Awards.

In the four U.S. sports leagues, he's won more regular season MVP awards than any other.

My gut's telling me Michael Jordan. Tom Jennings went w/ the NHL equivalent, so his response was "Who is Wayne Gretzky?"...HE DOUBLES UP to $20,400! Kara French...threw an incomplete pass w/ Brett Favre to the tune of $5K & finishes at $10,600. Lisa Dvorak agreed w/...TOM, so the title now belongs to her w/ $31,201! Jennings leaves w/ 26 thou.

Wipeout: The Winter Wonderland Qualifier offers the Winter Brrr Blob (featuring a 1K-pound weight in the air that will hit the "blob" in order to launch the contestant), Snowtivator, Big Balls & the Snowman Sweeper before the Yule Log Jam rounds everything out.

Notables:

Joanna "Human Garbage Can" Dutremble (California, but she's originally from Britain): 7:42 (she lost a lot of time on the YLJ)
Steven Ray Barnthouse, Jr. (an American sign language intrepreter): 2:43.8
"Perfect 10" Mike Camerota: 3:18.1
Adriana "Lucky 13" Carreon: 3:57.2
Dana "Daddy Longlegs" Logsdon: 2:12.9- BEST QUALIFYING TIME OF THIS EPISODE

Also taking a scary ride on the Ski Lift are Robert Ponce, Terry "Rapping Truck Driver" Archer, Brad Hitchcock, Susan Edie, Mika "Mikachu" Mori, Kenna Flyman, Josephine Ling & Betsy Uhler.

Advancing To The Seven-Letter Word:

1. Robert
2. Terry
3. Mike
4. Mika
5. Steven
$1K BONUS WINNER: Dana

In this week's edition of the SLW, there's a person in a polar bear costume on the P.

HEADED TO THE WIPEOUT ZONE:

1. Dana
2. Mika
3. Steven

THE WZ: While leading off, Steven clocks in a time of 12:10.53; he's the first player this season to immediately clear the Icy Stairway From Hell. But will that be enough to get him the $50K?...

























































































































































































































































































































































































...NO, Mikachu easily bests him w/ 8:13.86. Alas, Dana edges her out by a flat 15 seconds to become the third $51K winner in a row!

Millionaire:

Conclusion of Mary Lally's game
Game 2
Start of Game 3

Episode ratings:

10: "Wipeout"
9: "Let's Make a Deal"
8: "Jeopardy!", "Millionaire" & "The Price is Right"
7: "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" & "The Newlywed Game"