Monday, February 28, 2011

Former "Downfall" host going "Dancing"

Former professional wrestler & "Downfall" host Chris Jericho has been confirmed for the next season of "Dancing with the Stars". His partner will be veteran Cheryl Burke.

Various sources contributed to this report.

2/28/2011 Results

LMaD: Before I begin this recap, I'm proud to announce that last week, A NEW ALL-TIME WEEKLY RECORD OF $279,349 IN CASH & PRIZES WAS SET!!!!!

It's time to give her the news- while Wayne Brady's wearing those glasses for the third time this season, he gives Darlene (dressed as Doctor U.S.A.) a $10,000 real/fake money box. Tiffany Coyne also brings out a Marc Jacobs designer bag, which Darlene keeps, so the money's moving over to Sarah (dressed as a French man w/ a moustache). Besides the hobo bag, Darlene now owns...a pair of Michael Greene hoop earrings, for a total of $2,870. The second prize alternative is Curtain #1; that's taken by Sarah, so the cash's going to Ries (dressed as a gift bag). Sarah's current prize is...skiing/snowboarding equipment worth $4,330. As it turns out, nobody wants the cash, meaning Ries' believing in the peace sign & Curtain #2...1/10 of the 10 grand was real, but he's got himself the Mazda3 Sedan- DEALER'S DELIGHT/PERFECT DEAL!

Today's featured couple are Branden (dressed as a scarecrow) & Corynn (who have been together for three years); they're playing Name That Sound w/ Branden being the actor.

1. Cat- CAT ($1K)
2. Blender- BLENDER ($1.5K)
3. Fireworks- MISSILE

After that, Branden buys what might be a second honeymoon trip inside the silver envelope that Wayne's holding...yes, to NY Wine Country worth $6,426- PERFECT DEAL #2!

One of these two traders might be the first car winner in the Rock, Paper, Scissors Deal- Antoninette (dressed as a red cheerleader all the way from 1968) & Roxette (who's wearing pajamas & holding a teddy bear).

Red: Roxette- ROCK
Green: Antoninette- SCISSORS

Blue: PAPER

Roxette now has the chance to win the 2011 Ford Focus (Curtain #3), but she's not interested enough & walks w/ the $1K. Had she picked her winning object of the rock...she would've given most of her money back. The automobile was w/ the paper.

It's Story Time for Guillermo & Joni (dressed as a salt lady).

Guillermo's Round (Curtain #1): Bedroom or Small Box (Tiffany in front of Curtain #2)?
PICK: Box
CURTAIN #1: Good bedroom ($6,994)
BOX: MacBook ($999)

Joni's Round (Curtain #2): 3-D object or MacBook?
PICK: TV (because she already has a computer)
CURTAIN #2: Giant pop-up book

Phillip (who's wearing an orange T-shirt w/ a silver E on it), Holly (dressed as a referee) & the U.S. Army's Michael Jones are the next ones to say Don't Blame Me.

Phillip's Round: Bronze Envelope or Small Box? (Jonathan)
ENVELOPE (Holly): $600
BOX (Michael): Sony Exmor R HD video camera ($1K)

Holly's Round: Silver Envelope or Curtain #2?
ENVELOPE (Phillip): $1K
CURTAIN #2 (Michael): Trio of stainless-steel kitchen appliances ($3,747)


Michael's Round: Golden Envelope or Big Box?
ENVELOPE (Michael): $1,200 ($2,200)
BB (Holly): Weber Genesis BBQ ($799)


THE BIG RISK (Curtain #3): Holly- Dumpster diving lessons

Sheita's tempted w/ the Red & Green Boxes Deal. She's going ALL-IN...if she had surrendered half her money on the spot, she would've been PENALIZED/ZONKED w/ one of Jonathan's instant drinks. Instead...she's going on the $5K Vegas vacation- PERFECT DEAL #3!

THE BIG DEAL: The Big Deal of the Day that Branden & Corynn could win this morning is priced at $25,419. They're picking Door #3 for their three-month-old baby. #1 had the $7,999 Strong spa...but #2 has the BD- the Honda Civic & a trip to St. Thomas. That sends them packing w/ the Samsung 46" LCD HDTV/TiVo package worth $2,529.

TPiR: I'm not sure if they've given up on Steve White as a guest-announcer, but I do know George Gray's here this morning to first call on Lauren Melina, Benjamin Sherlock, birthday girl Haylee Qualls & L'tanya Byrd. The first IUFB's a BBQ (Amber behind splitting sign).

L'tanya: $3K
Haylee: $2.5K
Benjamin: $1,299
Lauren: $2K

ARP: $2,420

Lauren plays One Wrong Price for a desk marked at $1,794 (Rachel), six Diane von Furstenberg accessories marked at $2,415 (Manuela) & a MacPro desktop computer system marked at $2,940 (Amber). She chooses the computer...$4,073!

Fifth is Curtis Bouman & IUFB #2's a popcorn cart (Rachel in front of Contestant's Row).

Curtis: $1,200
L'tanya: $1,100
Haylee: $1,400
Benjamin: $1,050


ARP: $3,314

Haylee plays Flip-Flop for this pair of birthday gifts- the Mitsubishi 82" HDTV w/ 3-D glasses & a couple of leather chairs (Amber at Door #3). Board:

9669

After nearly Flipping, the Peanut Gallery forces her to Flop to $9,696...

$ 9 6 9 6

...the double 96s work!

Sixth is Katie Wage & the third one-bid's an iPad 3G w/ the one-year data plan (Manuela).

Katie: $850
Benjamin: $3,600 (STAGE WILLY)
Curtis: $851
L'tanya: $1K


ARP: $929

Curtis from Cleveland plays 10 Chances for a pasta maker (Rachel), 60 pieces of the Michael C. Fina Cape Spade flatware (Rachel) & the Ford Escape (Std., Mats)(Amber).

Numbers in Play for Pasta Maker: 0, 7 & 9

1. $70- CORRECT

Numbers in Play for Flatware: 0, 2, 5 & 7

2. $750- INCORRECT
3. $250- NO WAY
4. $520- WRONG
5. $570- NO
6. $275- DQ
7. $270
8. $572- DQ #2
9. $752- DQ #3
FINAL CHANCE: $507 (ARP: $720)

ESCAPE: $24,850

DQs: 4 (Zero Rule Violations)

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Curtis ($999): BOTH GREEN SECTIONS = TWO DIMES
Lauren ($10,702): Three Quarters
Haylee ($13,010): 30 + 80 = OVER BY A DIME; LAUREN MOVES ON

After Jorge Gonzalez comes on down, the fourth IUFB's a wakeboarding package (Amber at Door #3).

Jorge: $1,200
L'tanya: $600
Katie: $1,100
Benjamin: $601


ARP: $1,260

Jorge plays the Bonus Game for the West White Potter Sailboat (Manuela at Door #2).

1. iPod Nano
IS NOT: $175
PICK: LOWER- $149


2. Armani Exchange sunglasses
IS NOT: $62
PICK: HIGHER- $75


3. Small pie maker
IS NOT: $79
PICK: LOWER- $100


4. Tiny lightsaber lamp
IS NOT: $37
PICK: HIGHER- $26


RESULTS:

#1- NO
#2- NO
#3- BONUS
#4- NO

Vacating the green podium third is Ohio State University student Dava Betts & next to be offered as a one-bid prize will be an Opulent Items modern acryllic bar set (Rachel at Door #3).

Dava: $1,300
L'tanya: $2K
Katie: $3K
Benjamin: $1,301


ARP: $2.5K

L'tanya plays That's Too Much for the Toyota Camry (Manuela at Door #3).

1. $13,860
2. $15,981
3. $16,582
4. $17,480
5. $18,012
6. $20,132- STOP
7. $22,325
8. $23,891 (ARP: $22,985)

The other red player of the day's Lori Dopler & the clam holds Monday's last one-bid, a 30" electric range (Amber). Benjamin's been here since Drew Carey entered behind Door #2.

Lori: $2K
Katie: $550
Benjamin: $2,001
Dava: $1,750

ARP: $1,769

TODAY'S CLUBHOUSE CASUALTY: Benjamin

Dava plays Pick-a-Pair for a $6,065 stay at the Tanque Verde Ranch (Rachel at Door #3). Monday's groceries are a box of Zatarin's New Orleans-Style Blackened Chicken Alfredo, a box of Trix, Mission Tortilla Chips, Color Oops Hair Dye Remover, Burt's Bees Lip Balm & that veggie tray. She first picks the alfredo & the chips...the alfredo's $2.99, but the chips actually sell for $4.19. Dava then tries again w/ the $2.99; she chooses the balm...we have a break-even day! The other $4.19 item was the cereal & both the hair dye remover & the veggies were $11.99.

I don't have a problem w/ this Pricing Game lineup.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Jorge ($1,484): Quarter + 35 = $.60
L'tanya ($2.5K): $.60
Dava ($7,834): WINS W/ BACK-TO-BACK $.40s

SHOWCASE #1:

Door #3- Copper bathtub w/ a massage table & a year's worth of massages (Manuela)
Door #4- Trip to Istanbul (Amber)

LAUREN PASSES TO DAVA; DAVA BIDS 31 GRAND ON TUB/TRIP SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TUB/TRIP SHOWCASE: $28,899

LAUREN'S SHOWCASE:

In between Doors #1 & #2- Panasonic waterproof digital camera & camcorder & a trip to The Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale (Manuela)
Door #2- His/her WaveRunners (Rachel)

LAUREN BIDS 18 LARGE ON TRIP/WAVERUNNERS SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR TRIP/WAVERUNNERS SHOWCASE: $32K

LAUREN'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $18,000

ARP: $26,897
DIFFERENCE: $8,897


DAVA'S SHOWCASE:
BID: $31,000
ARP: $24,006- LAUREN WINS!


Lauren wins $37,599 in stuff.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 3-3
TOTAL WINNINGS: $63,426

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting next week, the Home Viewer Showcase will return! This will consist of 10 prizes, including a car.

CC: The LaKerrs (A.J., Julie, J.P. & Sue Ann) start out the week in NYC riding 38 blocks to Radio City Music Hall.

$50 Round:
1. Dubbed "The Fizzy & The Furious", a 2010 viral video features a vehicle fueled by soda & what fresh candy?
Guess: Mentos- CORRECT ($50)
2. What percocious outlaw was shot at age 21 by Pat Garrett, the man who became his biographer?
Guess: Jesse James- STRIKE ONE (A: Billy the Kid)(32 blocks left)
3. Featuring polar-opposite pundits, what CNN show was cancelled months after "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart accused it of hurting America?
Guess: "Crossfire"- RIGHT ($100)
4. Perhaps due to poor recordkeeping, what city's great fire of 1666 had fewer than 10 known victims?
Guess: London- RIGHT ($150)

$100 Round:
1. Also called the ink blot test, what exam has remained posted on Wikipedia over the objection of many psychologists?
Guess: Rorschach- RIGHT ($250)
2. Reported missing after Hurricane Katrina, what legendary singer of "Blueberry Hill" released a 2006 CD called "Alive & Kickin'"?
Guess: Chuck Berry- STRIKE TWO (A: Fats Domino)(15 blocks away)
3. In commemoration of Capitalism, a floral $ graced the casket of what author of Atlas Shrugged?

Guess: Ayn Rand- CORRECT ($350)
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: According to a 2010 survey conducted by Stat Browser, what are the four most popular web browsers in the U.S.?
Correct browsers given: (Google) Chrome, Safari, (Microsoft) Internet Explorer & (Mozilla) Firefox ($600)(six blocks to go)
4. Known for its irrevelant old lady in bunny slippers, what "Tiny little division of Hallmark" launched in 1986 (which was the year I was born on)?
Guess: Shoebox- RIGHT ($700)

Sole $200 Question: Reminiscent of the old Pets.com mascot, what's the term for someone who uses an alias to praise himself online?
Guess: Sock puppet- WINS $900

Here's their $1,800 query:

VIDEO BONUS: In this sharp display of fencing, you're watching how offensive thrusts & ripostes can be blocked w/ a simple flick of the foil. Derived from a Latin word meaning "to prepare", what's the term for this standard offensive manuever?

They say parry...& they've won their $1,800 bank!

At night, two Toms are hoping to make it 39 blocks to Carnegie Hall. They're off to a $200 start.

$100 Round:
1. In England, toddlers to fall without fracture, what specific part of the leg doesn't turn into bone until around age three?
Guess: Kneecap- CORRECT ($300)
2. Meaning "wind water", what Chinese system for harmonius living has been described by some as an ancient form of clap trap?
Guess: Zen- INCORRECT (A: Feng Shui)(16 blocks remaining)
3. In the 20th Century, hurricanes struck the U.S. mainland most frequently during what month of the year?
Guess: May- STRIKE TWO (A: September)
4. Measuring the potency of potables, what percentage's abbreviated ABV on bottles of booze?
Guess: Alcohol- LOSS (A: Alcohol By Volume)

Time for your almost-nightly dose of DOUBLE RIDE action; Rod & Roseanna want to get to The Four Seasons Hotel 40 blocks from where they're starting...but they don't quite make it & lose $1,400.

Chicago:

Going into the Chicago "Cab" first this week are Lorraine & Steve; their goal is a spot on North & Wales near a Starbucks 38 blocks away.

$50 Round:
1. Introduced in India by a fundamentalist Hindu group, Galouka Peya is a health drink made from the urine of what sacred animal?
Guess: Cow- CORRECT ($50)
2. Sold last year for $4.3 Million, the original 13 rules for what sport were penned by a 5'10" P.E. teacher named James Naismith?
Guess: Basketball- YOU BET ($100)
3. Often played by children w/ two index fingers, what simple piano piece was the legacy of 19th Century composer Euphemia Allen?
Guess: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"- OOPS (A: "Chopsticks")
4. Abbreviated KJB, what influential version of The Bible has been credited w/ adding 257 new expressions to the English language?
Guess: King James- RIGHT ($150)

$100 Round:
1. The northernmost region of the lower 48 (states), "The Northwest Angle" is referred to as the "chimney" of what state?
Guess: Maine- STRIKE TWO (A: Their second guess of Minnesota)(20 blocks left)
2. According to Freud, what short, but sweet component of the human psyche is "...a cauldron full of seething excitation"?
Guess: Id- CORRECT ($250)
3. From the Latin word meaning "how much", what brand of Psychics explores the concepts of matter & energy on a particle level (& shares its name w/ a former car made by Volkswagen)?
Guess: Quantum- YES INDEED ($350)
RLC: According to CIA figures from last year, the U.S. is one of eight nations in the Americas w/ a population of over 20 million. Name six of the other seven.

Correct countries given: Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Peru & Colombia ($600)
Sole country not said: Venezuela (10 blocks to go)
4. Including his three cronies, what sticky-fingered boss of Taminy Hall stole an estimated $20M from NYC in the 1800s?
Mobile Shout-Out: Steve calls his dad Samuel for clarification; Steve thought it might've been Boss Tweed, but Samuel's saying it was actually Thomas Nast.
Guess: Thomas Nast- LOSS (A: Tweed)


Second are the father/daughter team of Karl & Ellen; their game's 37 blocks long to Lucky Strike. With 24 blocks left, they breeze through their $50 Round.

$100 Round:
1. Known for his elaborate costume dramas, Cecil B. Demille also designed uniforms for what Colorado Springs military academy?
Guess: Air Force Academy- RIGHT ($300)
RLC #2: The experts at Ask Men.com have compiled a list of the top arcade games of all-time. Name five of the top seven.
Correct games given: "Pac-Man", "Pong" & "Frogger"
Not given: "Archinoid", "Donkey Kong", "Punch-Out!!" & "Space Invaders" (12 blocks remaining)
2. Used to measure screen resolution, what computer spec's often abbreviated PPI?
MSO #2: Karl puts Lee on the line, who's guessing points per inch.
Guess: Points per inch- WRONG (A: Pixels per inch)(five blocks to go)
3. Consisting of metal beams & moving parts, what classic construction toy was used in 1950 to build a precursor to the artificial heart?
Guess: Erector set- YES INDEED ($400)
4. Named for a basic geometric shape, what navigation technique uses two fixed points to locate a third unknown one?
Guess: Triangulate- RIGHT ($500)

$200 Round:
1. What's the only Baltic state whose name doesn't start w/ the letter L?
Guess: Estonia- RIGHT ($700)(1.5 blocks before reaching target)
FQ: Taken down by the Teapot Dome Scandal, who was chosen as the worst President of the 20th Century in a 2009 C-SPAN poll?
Guess: (Warren G.) Harding- WINS $900; BAILOUT

The last game of the night was a DR, as Kathleen, Nelu & Praveen were aiming to make it to 13th & Wabash. At the $800 level, they reach:

$500 RLC: Name five of the seven United Nations whose names end in Y.
Correct countries given: Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Norway & Uruguay ($1,300)
Unsaid: Italy & Paraguay

In the end...they walked out of the van w/ $1,900!

WoF: The third extra episodes week of the season's called "Great American Cities"; in the intro, we first see several American monuments in the background before we see Pat & Vanna in a red sportscar w/ several U.S. cities in the background & the wheel-shaped logo as we zoom in on one of the tires.

Our potentially future permanent announcer Jimmy's back this week as we start out on the "Wheel Was Here" set.

Toss-Up #1 is On the Map:

_ _ _ _ / L A K E

C _ T Y

Kayley solves SALT LAKE CITY, so she gets the first $1,000 & bit of interview time on the night:

Kayley Price (Bakersfield, CA)- Stay-at-home mom/piano teacher
Greg Harris (Camarillo, CA)- Police officer
Carrie Forbes (Lee's Summit, MO)- Married IT supporter/future restaurant owner

$2,000 TU category is Rhyme Time:

_ E G A L

_ _ G _ _

Carrie's the LEGAL EAGLE at least for now.

Capzasin Jackpot Round category's What Are You Doing? (the Wheelmobile graphic's back) & the first featured American trip of the week's to the Woodlands Inn in Charleston, SC worth $5.5K; tonight's gift tag is from TomTom. First for Carrie, she calls two N's for a grand, buys two I's, four E's & two A's, calls a $900 G, two T's for another $1,200 & a $300 S at the end & purchases three O's to clean out the vowels. After that, she inserts a $450 C but then Bankrupts next to the $2.5K wedge to lose $2,850. Secondly, Kayley lights up two P's for a thou but then loses that amount right back to the left Bankrupt of the Million Dollar Wedge. Following that, Greg calls a B for the trip, a $600 V, a $900 X but then gets the MDW's other Bankrupt to lose $7K in cash & South Carolina. That prompts Carrie to ring in...

P E _ _ O _ _ I N G

A B O V E

E X P E C T A T I O N S

...she's NOT PERFORMING ABOVE EXPECTATIONS, but she now has $3K.

BANKRUPTS: 3 (Everybody)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $9,750

This Phrase is a part of tonight's Prize Puzzle Round. Kayley opens by calling a $500 T & an H for the gift tag, then she purchases five E's before calling a dud in R. Second, Greg calls another dud in S. Third, Carrie calls a $300 P, buys three A's, but then calls another dud of M. As Kayley regains control, she lights an L for the Wild Card, buys three I's, puts up two B's for an extra $600 & buys the last vowel of O, followed by an $800 pair of K's but then the other regular Bankrupt takes away her WC & $2,150 in cash & gift certificate; that's her second Bankrupt this evening. After Greg calls four N's for $2,200 & a $500 D, we have...

I / _ A N / B E

P A _ K E D / I N

T H E / B L I N K

O _ / A N / E _ E

...but he's incorrect by a letter w/ the guess I was afraid somebody might say- "I CAN BE PARKED IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE"; that likely will cost him the $2,700 & the bonus vacation. Next, Carrie calls for the $300 F, the $300 Y & two C's for $1,400 more...

I / C A N / B E

P A C K E D / I N

T H E / B L I N K

O F / A N / E Y E

...and she gets "I CAN BE PACKED IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE" for another $2,050 & a Blount Small Ship Adventure to the U.S. Virgin Islands worth $9,118, for a new total of $14,168 in cash & boat trip.

DUDS: $300 M (Carrie), $900 R (Kayley), $500 S (Greg)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Kayley
SOLE DQ: Greg (missolve)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: PD7965673 (Pamela D. from Illinois)

Onto the Meineke Mystery/Before & After Round we go. Coming Greg's way to start this round off are three T's while on the Mystery Wedge in between Free Play & Lose a Turn. He quickly flips it over...but he's gone Bankrupt for the second time tonight. Second, Carrie calls a $3.5K H & buys four E's, followed by a $1K L, four A's, a $900 R, an I, but she then Bankrupts out in between $600 & $900; she's lost $4,650 that time on her second Bankrupt of the match. Third, Kayley lands on LaT. Fourth, Greg lights up a couple S's for a G, a $900 G & here's the board...

G I _ E

_ _ _ R S E L _ / A

_ A T / _ _ / T H E

_ A _ _ / S E A T

...GIVE YOURSELF A PAT ON THE BACK SEAT, sir, because you're on the board now w/ $1,900.

SOLE LaT: Kayley
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Greg, Carrie)

The last Toss-Up topic will be Person:

_ O _ _ T O W N

_ _ R _

Bakersfield HOMETOWN HERO Kayley solves this puzzle to quadruple her cash.

Last Chance Round category's Song Lyrics & consonants are worth...$1.5K each. After Greg gets the double H's to appear...

_ N _ T H _ R / _ N _

_ _ T _ _ / T H _ / D _ _ T

...he recalls Queen's "ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST" to make this solve worth another nine big ones to him, so he leaves as the night's runner-up at $10,900! Kayley leaves w/ the $4K in TU money & Carrie's the champ w/ $14,168 in cash & cruise!

$29,068 in cash & travel has been won on the evening so far.

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $20,650 in cash & merchandise

Big Money Round: Carrie's got enough cash to buy many issues of Forbes; let's see if she can win even more dough and/or an Explorer. She spins the triple star & her BMR category's Thing. RSTLNE gives us:

_ _ _ R _

_ L _ _ _ E

She calls C, P, H & A and now we have...

A _ A R _

P L A _ _ E

...but she will NOT be getting a $45K AWARD PLAQUE here. She leaves w/ $14,168 in cash & trip.

J!: Remember, the last three remaining semi-finalists in the current Teen Tournament are:

Kate Wadman
Raynell Cooper
Nikhil Desai

Opening Categories:

OUT WEST
ATHLETES
AMERICAN LITERATURE
THE ENVIRONMENT
PLEDGES & OATHS
A SHORT SPELL (each correct word has to be spelled; the number of letters in each is given)


Cooper's in Lock Game Territory w/ $4,400 as we go to break, while Wadman's in second w/ $1,600, four times Desai's early score. While Cooper continues his roll after the timeout, he finds the Daily Double in the center of Pledges & Oaths; of his $5K, his wager on this clue is $1,300:

The pledge written for this kids' sporting organization ends "Win or lose, I will always do my best".

"What is Little League Baseball?"...that's the sport for a new score of $6,300! But he's NOT in LGT even w/ him at $7,900, because Wadman's second-place total is now $4,800 & Desai's a more respectable third place w/ $3,400.

LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Topic List:

DRAMA CLUB TRYOUTS
TV SHOW BY CAST (two actors are listed on each answer)
BODY BASICS
YOUNG NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
FAR EAST MOVEMENT
LIKE A "G"6

With four "G" clues left & all of the answers from Young Nobel Prize Winners (as well as both DDs) still in play, here are the scores at this point:

Nikhil: $7K
Raynell: $16,300
Kate: $8,400

$800 "G" CLUE:

It's a feeling of resentment; you may "hold one" against someone who wronged you.

Kate: "What is a grudge?"- CORRECT ($9,200)

Middle clue:

A South American cowboy of The Pampas, usually of mixed Spanish & Indian ancestry.

Kate: "What is a Gaucho?"- RIGHT ($10,400)

$1,600:

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYY DOUBLE #1! Her wager's $4.5K regarding this:

The Greek for "milk" gives us this word for a large feature of the skies.

"What is a galaxy?"...that qualifies & is right to jump her up to $14,900!

Final clue there:

This root is seen here.

Nikhil: "What is ginger?"- CORRECT ($9K)

FIRST ANSWER ON YOUNG NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS FOR $1,600 (DD Hunting Alert):

This 31-year-old won for the creation of Quantum Mechanics & not for his Uncertainty Principle.

Raynell: "Who is (Werner) Heisenberg?"- RIGHT ($17,900)

$2K:

OTHER DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLYYYY DOUBLE! He's risking his $3K lead just before we see the following:

Konstantin Novoselov, 36, shared the 2010 Physics prize for his work on Graphene, a form of this element.

"What is carbon?"...he just doubled his lead!

$400:

Frederick Banting was just 32 when he shared the medicine prize for discovering this hormone that treats diabetes.

Nikhil: "What is insulin?"- YES ($9,400)

$800:

In their early 30s, Betty Williams & Mairead Corrigan won the 1976 Peace Prize for trying to end strife in this U.K. country.

Nikhil: "What is Northern Ireland?"- RIGHT ($10,200)

LAST CLUE BEFORE FINAL JEOPARDY!:

What a family! This husband-&-wife team were 44 & 36 when they won in 1903; their son-in-law & daughter won aged 35 & 38.

Kate: "Who are The Curies?"- RIGHT ($16,100)

SOLE ATTEMPTED TRIPLE STUMPER OF THE ROUND: $1,600 (Drama Club Tryouts)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,200
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $6,800

Scores After DJ!:

Nikhil: $10,200
Raynell: $20,900
Kate: $16,100

CORYAT SCORES:

Nikhil: $10,200
Raynell: $19,200
Kate: $13,200


FJ! WAGERING SUGGESTIONS (3/4):

Nikhil: $600
Raynell: $11,301
Kate: $4,801


FJ! SUBJECT: Brands.

Jack Odell gave his child a tiny vehicle to bring to school inside one of these items & a toy brand name was born.

Nikhil Desai's response was "What is a box?", which is a definite no-no. His wager...$599, so he finishes w/ $9,601. Kate Wadman, however, is right by writing down "What is a Matchbox?"! She adds $6,550 & may win at $22,650...but Raynell Cooper's right also & he has a winning wager of $11,305!

5th Grader: The first adult to sign in at Jeff Foxworthy's classroom this week is Alyssa Richtman (who's a business consultant that attended the University of Florida & a former elementary school chess club member; her best female friend & boyfriend Brian are siblings). During the course of tonight's show, she'll face a Pop Quiz word jumble for a chance to win a year's supply of Chex Mix (as well as a bag for every member in the audience).

1st Grade World Geography
1st Grade English
2nd Grade Grammar
2nd Grade Astronomy
3rd Grade U.S. Geography
3rd Grade Measurements
4th Grade Math
4th Grade Social Studies

FIRST CLASSMATE: T.J.
OPENING SUBJECT: World Geography

Mexico City's the most populous city of what country?

She says Mexico...si.

SUBJECT #2: Astronomy

Place the following planets in order from closest to farthest in distance from The Sun: Neptune, Mars & Jupiter.

The entire class' order is Mars, Jupiter & Neptune...exactly right for the tripler.

SUBJECT #3: Measurements

What's the name for the kind of diagram shown here- diorama, pictograph or Venn diagram?

Alyssa's $5K richer as of right now after answering w/ the Venn.

SECOND CLASSMATE: Madison
SUBJECT #4: Social Studies

What U.S. state takes its name from the Spanish for "mountain"?

She's got a feeling it's Montana...yes it is to reach the $12.5K mark!

SUBJECT #5: Math

What's the side length of a square w/ an area of 64?

Both Alyssa & I nail this one w/ eight to bring her bank to $20K!

Pop Quiz: Chex Mix gives you endless combinations! Unscramble the following letters to reveal one of the times of day when people want CM: SANKC TEMI
Guess: SNACK TIME

SUBJECT #6: U.S. Geography


There are two state capitals that contain the name of the state in the city's name. Indianapolis is one of them. What's the other?

She's guessing Oklahoma City...she's still perfect!

FINAL CLASSMATE: Antonio
SUBJECT #7: Grammar

T or F: The word "slippery" is used as an adverb in the following sentence- "John caught a slippery fish".

According to Alyssa, that's False...right yet again!

FINAL SUBJECT: English

If you recite the English alphabet in order, what's the second vowel that you will say?

It's E...AND ALYSSA'S THE FIRST CONTESTANT THIS SEASON TO RUN THE MAIN BOARD WITHOUT CHEATING! But will she then try to pull a Geoff Wolinetz to end this episode...NO.

BONUS QUESTION CATEGORY: U.S. History

DFtL!: The next female contestant on Rock the Cradle Week was Leslie Williams from Chico, CA (who's a family therapist & a school counselor that's expecting a boy w/ Scott).

Specialty Categories: 1980s & R & B

1. Rock the Cradle
A: "Never" by Heart (1985)
B: "When I'm Gone" by 3 Doors Down (2002)
PICK: "Never"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "Never, never, never"

FINAL GUESS: "Never run away"

2. About to Pop
A: "Hooked on a Feeling" by B.J. Thomas (1969)
B: "That's the Way It Is" by Celine Dion (1999)
PICK: "Hooked on a Feeling"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "High on believing that..."

FINAL GUESS: "...you're in love with me"

MySpace Karaoke Singer of the Night: Precious (L.A.; she sang "I'm Every Woman", originally sung by Chaka Khan)

3. R & B (both '70s songs)
A: "Mercy, Mercy Me" by Marvin Gaye (1971)
B: "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder (1973)
PICK: "Higher Ground"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "Gonna keep on tryin'"
BASE GUESS: "Keep on..."


A: "...'til I wanna stop and rest"
B: "...'til we find a higher ground"
C: "...'til I reach the highest ground"


CHOICE: B (A: C)

4. 1980s
A: "Who Can It Be Now?" by Men At Work (1982)
B: "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper (1986)
PICK: "True Colors"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "I see your true colors..."
FINAL GUESS: "...and that's why I love you"


Trivia Question: The members of Creed were the executive producers of what horror movie soundtrack- "House of Wax", "The Hills Have Eyes" or "Scream 3"
Hint: Neve Campbell & David Arquette starred in the film
ANSWER: "Scream 3"

In order to try & build her own nursery, she walked away w/ five grand.


ENCORE: "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes (1981)(1980s)

Millionaire:

Game 1
Start of Game 2

Episode ratings:

"Ca$h Cab":
NYC: 6
Chicago: 7
9: "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?"

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

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Next Week in Game Shows: February 28-March 6

Next week, we end a month right away before starting another. Amongst the notables:

-The end of the latest "Jeopardy! Teen Tournament"!

-The Top 24 on "American Idol" perform to try to make it to the shows on the big stage!

-"America's Next Great Restaurant" debuts, while "The Celebrity Apprentice" begins a whole new season!

Also, we provide what might very well be the last recaps of "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" & much more next week on GSK.

The Week in Review: February 21-27

Players of the Week:
WINNERS: Phil Ruffin & David Peat (current $200K+ "High Stakes Poker" winners)
RUNNERS-UP: Anthony & Hugo Rizzuto ($125K)("Minute to Win It")
3RD PLACE: Courtney Foley ($100K)("Millionaire")

Other Big Winners & Notables:

Lori Jones- $62,620 ("Wheel of Fortune")
Tatia Ingram- $57,412 ("The Price is Right")
Ragan Rothery- $50K ("Don't Forget the Lyrics!")
Garry & Larry Lane- $50K ("Wipeout")

ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK: The "What is pussy furry?" "Jeopardy!" incident

"The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business" 2/27

Clue #6: Teams must figure out that the phrase "To sail to stop" leads them to the anchor in Sydney near that city's town hall. The first six teams to sign in will be on the first flight to Broken Hill that leaves at 6 AM, while the other teams will board the other flight that leaves a half-hour later than that. After reaching said city, they'll find their next clue on top of a Nissan Patrol.

On First Flight:

1. Jen & Kisha Hoffman
2. Justin Kanew & Zev Glassenberg
3. Cara Rosenthal & Jaime Edmondson
4. Luke & Margie Adams
5. Mel & Mike White
6. Kent Kaliber & Vyxsin Fiala

Clue #7: Drive to The Living Desert for the next clue.

FIRST DETOUR OF THE SEASON: Spirit World or Natural World?

SW: Create an aboriginal ground mosaic that looks just like the given example. After finishing it, they have to dance on top of the mosaic to receive their next clue.

NW: The teams have to make four aboriginal territory markers by putting paint into their mouths & spit it on the stencil. Once they've completed their marker quartet, they'll pick up their next clue.

Remember, Amanda Blackledge & Kris Klicka will have to do both of these tasks tonight because they finished DEAD LAST in the season's very first task.

Clue #9: The Central Football Club, where their 10th clue awaits.

Clue #10: Using only The Periodic Table to help them while they're dressed as kangaroos, they have to figure out they're going to the intersection on Bismuth & Mercury Streets, where they can collect their next clue.

PIT STOP #2: While still in their kangaroo suits, they have to make their way to a nearby junction mine. The first eliminated team of the season will be determined here.

The winners of the season's first bonus trip from Travelocity, which is to the all-inclusive Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, are...







































































































































...Justin & Zev!

2. Big Easy & Flight Time

3. Cord & Jet McCoy (despite them starting this episode in dead last!)

4. Jen & Kisha

5. Luke & Margie

6. The Whites

7. Kent & Vyxsin

8. Cara & Jaime

9. Gary & Mallory Ervin

The effects of being U-Turned last week have recently kicked in for Amanda & Kris late, while Christina & Ronald Hsu have gotten lost. The first two-time losers of the season are...














































































































































































































































































































Amanda & Kris
Christina & Ronald

...Amanda & Kris.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Jimmy this close to being named new "Wheel" announcer

It has been rumored as of tonight that Jim Thornton will be named the new permanent announcer of "Wheel of Fortune". Other candidates for the job are Johnny Gilbert, Rich Fields, Lora Cain & Joe Ciprano.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"High Stakes Poker"- SEVENTH SEASON PREMIERE

This season moves to The Bellagio & is being presented by PokerStars.net. Remember, Norm McDonald's your new main host.

The first eight players to go to the table are Phil Ruffin, Bill Klein (the first two names listed both have $500K buy-ins, while the other six start out w/ the usual $200K), Doyle Brunson, Vanessa Selbst (who's just the third woman to be on this show), Barry Greenstein, Antonio Esfandiari, Robert Croak & David Peat.

1.

Peat: (9D)(8H)
Klein: (KS)(7S)
Croak: BLACK JACKS
Selbst: (AH)(QC)

FIRST BASE POT: $12,800
THE FLOP: (4S)(2H)(9H)

David's made top pair, but Robert has the early lead. After Vanessa bets $7,600, Robert raises her to $15,700...& only Vanessa continues by making the continuation call.

TURN: 5 OF HEARTS

She might make a heart flush to start the season, but maybe she won't need it after firing her next bet of $28,400...a FOLD occurs, so the first pot of the season at $72,600 goes to her!

2.

Esfandiari: (10D)(9D)
Selbst (dealer chip): BLACK QUEENS
Brunson: (7S)(5S)
Ruffin: DOUBLE THREES (Hearts & Clubs)

POT: $20,800
THE FLOP: (4C)(9C)(3D)

Phil leads w/ trip threes, followed by Doyle w/ an inside straight draw & Antonio w/ a pair of nines. Antonio & Phil both risk $17,700, but Vanessa again tries for a big bluff win by raising to $63,800...Antonio folds, but Phil adds 100 grand to his current raise! Vanessa next...goes ALL-IN & Phil calls!

FINAL POT TOTAL: $475,100

TURN: 6 OF DIAMONDS
RIVER: THE OTHER RED SIX- PHIL WINS!

3.

Ruffin: (JS)(4S)
Peat: (JH)(10H)
Klein: BLACK ACES

POT: $10,200
THE FLOP: (KH)(10C)(5H)

David's got an instant flush draw & a pair of 10s, & he answers Bill's $7K bet w/ a $24K raise prior to Phil's fold...& Bill re-raising him to $67K. David then...says ALL-IN & Bill calls!

FINAL POT TOTAL: $428,600

TURN: 4 OF CLUBS
RIVER: 4 OF HEARTS- DAVID DOUBLES UP!

4.

Brunson: (9D)(6D)
Peat: (QC)(7C)

POT: $6,600
THE FLOP: (AH)(10D)(KD)

It could be Doyle's turn to make a red flush, but David's made a gutshot Broadway Straight draw. Double check.

TURN: 10 OF SPADES- DUD

After betting $4.5K & answering that he'd like to take the entire pot instead of half of it, Doyle's given the $11,100 pot.

5.

Esfandiari: (AC)(QD)
Selbst: (AS)(QC)

This hand might not make the flop, because Vanessa just raised to $165,600...IT'S INDEED THE FIRST BLITZ OF THE SEASON; she wins a $202,300 pot!

6.

Selbst: (KS)(JC)
Peat: (AC)(10C)

One hand after BLITZING somebody out, THE SAME THING HAPPENS TO HER COURTESY OF DAVID TO THE TUNE OF $208,600; he raised to $203,400.

7.

Ruffin: (AH)(6D)
Croak: (8S)(6H)
Esfandiari: (9H)(7H)
Greenstein: BLACK NINES
Selbst: DOUBLE FIVES (Spades & Diamonds)
Klein: (QC)(7C)

POT: $17K
THE FLOP: (JD)(4D)(3C)- DUD
TURN: 6 OF CLUBS

Bill's on the verge of a club flush, while both Antonio & Vanessa are eligible to make straights; Vanessa's draw is open-ended. All three of them continue for $10K each.

RIVER: QUEEN OF DIAMONDS

Nothing too big, but Bill does take a possible win w/ the twin Queens. He next bets $23K against Barry, who makes a big raise to $123K. Does Bill get bluffed out to close this hand...YES.

Incidentally, if Bill ultimately leaves this program w/ any cash, he'll donate it to charity; if he loses money, he'll match it & also donate it to a worthy cause. So far tonight, he's the BIG LOSER w/ -$215K.

As for the BIG WINNER department, it's being led by Phil w/ $241K, followed close behind by David w/ $231,400. Thanks to his bluff working out, Barry's third w/ $83,100 in net earnings.

8.

Selbst: (KS)(QC)
Brunson (DC): DOUBLE BLACK DEUCES

POT: $7K
THE FLOP: (5H)(6D)(10S)- DUD
TURN: 3 OF SPADES- ANOTHER DUD
RIVER (both throw $6K into the pot): 3 OF DIAMONDS- DOYLE WINS $31K POT

9.

Esfandiari: (KC)(JD)
Ruffin: (10D)(6D)
Croak: (JC)(10C)

POT: $10,200
THE FLOP: RED EIGHTS & ACE OF DIAMONDS

Phil's got another flush draw & wagers 25 thou...to win the $35,200 pot just like that.

BTW, after this game ends, the action will move into Bobby's (!!!) Room!

10.

Peat: (AD)(7D)
Brunson: DOUBLE 10s (Hearts & Clubs)

POT: $30K
THE FLOP: (8H)(8C)(KD)
TURN: 4 OF CLUBS- DUD; DOYLE WINS $45K POT

11.

Brunson: DOUBLE QUEENS (Spades & Diamonds)
Ruffin: (AS)(KC)

POT: $8,200
THE FLOP: (7C)(3D)(4S)- NOTHING THERE; PHIL TAKES $28,200 POT (and has now broken the quarter-million dollar win mark w/ $251.5K; David's still in second w/ $212,800)!

After Mr. Greenstein scores his second BLITZ of the night for $21,600, it's time for the final pot of the night:

Esfandiari: (AS)(QD)
Ruffin: (AD)(8H)

POT: $15,200
THE FLOP: (4S)(KC)(AC)

Antonio's next bet is for $8,300...but Phil's issuing a $38,300 raise. Is that enough to close out what has been an impressive opening night for Ruffin...NOT YET, because Antonio RAISES ALL-IN to $152,800. Afterwards...PHIL PACKS IT IN, resulting in a $206,300 WIN for Antonio!

UNFORTUNATELY LIVING UP TO HIS LAST NAME TONIGHT, BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WIN ANY HANDS TONIGHT: Robert

Watson update

Last week on "Conan", Watson was spoofed as replacing Andy Richter as the show's announcer; Andy attacked the given avatar every night!

Also, it has been said that Watson will be used at hospitals in the future.

Various sources contributed to this report.

Last full ratings report of February 2011

"American Idol":
Wednesday: 22.6 million (down from a week ago yet again)
Thursday: 21.58 million- SEASON-LOW
"Survivor": 11.16 million (about the same as last week's premiere rating)
"The Amazing Race" (season premiere): 9.14 million (down from the most recent season finale)
"The Biggest Loser": 7.5 million- SECOND-STRAIGHT SEASON-LOW
"Wipeout": 7.09 million (up from last week)
"Minute to Win It": 4.1 million (up from last week)
"Top Chef": 2.61 million- SEASON-HIGH
"America's Next Top Model": 2.25 million (down considerably from the previous cycle's finale)

Source: The Futon Critic

"America's Next Top Model"- 16TH CYCLE PREMIERE

First Guest Judge of the Season: Erin Wasson

First Tyra Mail: "Let's get the ball rolling, shall we?"

Opening Runway Show in Malibu, CA (on a 12" runway amongst a giant pool in a plastic bubble filled w/ orange confetti): Before each model walked in Alexander Wang clothing w/ some of Erin's jewelry on, they did their first Photo Shoot backstage.

Photographer: Russell James

PS ORDER:

1. Brittani Kline
2. Ondrei Edwards
3. Alexandria Everett
4. Mikaela Schipani
5. Sara Longoria
6. Kasia Pilewicz
7. Monique Weingart
8. Jaclyn Poole
9. Nicole Lucas
10. Dominique Waldrup
11. Dalya Morrow
12. Molly O'Connell
13. Hannah Jones
14. Angelia Alvarez

RS ORDER:

1. Alexandria
2. Monique
3. Ondrei (she fell during her walk)
4. Molly
5. Sara
6. Kasia
7. Dalya
8. Hannah
9. Brittani
10. Jaclyn
11. Angelia
12. Mikaela
13. Dominique (she also fell)
14. Nicole

TYRA'S FIRST CALL-OUT ORDER OF THE SEASON:

BEST PHOTO- Molly
2. Brittani
3. Alexandria
4. Mikaela
5. Dalya
6. Hannah
7. Ondrei
8. Monique
9. Nicole
10. Kasia
11. Jaclyn
12. Sara

The first lady eliminated in the 16th season was...




























































































































































































































Angelia
Dominique

...Angelia.

(Note: There are some new graphics this season.)

"Top Chef: All-Stars" 2/23

Quickfire #10: Make a deep-fried dish in 30 minutes. This was the second Quickfire in a row to offer $5K.

This Week's Featured Guest Judge: Paula Deen

Dishes:

Antonia Lofaso: Fried avocado, shrimp & jalapeno-grilled corn w/ tomato & fried herbs- DISQUALIFIED (she didn't plate two portions of her dish in time)
Dale Talde: Fried steak-wrapped oyster w/ egg yolk omelet, parsley tips & chives
Richard Blais: Fried bacon w/ fried mayonnaise, tomato & cucumber
Tiffany Derry: Fried chicken & pickles w/ honey mustard sauce w/ cilantro & cumin salad
Carla Hall: Catfish w/ Dijon mustard, hushpuppies & coleslaw w/ mayo, hot sauce & mint
Mike Isabella: Fried chicken oysters w/ mustard gravy & oyster liquor

BOTTOM TWO: Carla & Dale
WINNER: Mike (had Antonia not gotten DQed, she would've won the bonus money instead of him)

ELIMINATION CHALLENGE #11: Cook some kind of Gulf Coast seafood for 300 people w/ a previously eliminated chef. The winner of this challenge received a Barbados vacation.

Other Guest Judge for this Challenge: John Besh

Choices:

Mike: Tiffani Faison- Brown shrimp
Richard: Fabio Viviani- Snapper
Carla: Tre Wilcox- Red grouper
Tiffany: Marcel Vigneron- White shrimp
Antonia: Spike Mendelsohn- Crabs
Dale: Angelo Sosa- Amberjack

DISHES:

Mike: Grit-crusted Gulf shrimp w/ sour cream & chive potatoes w/ pork & lobster sauce
Richard: Grispy Gulf Snapper w/ pulled pork & citrus grits
Carla: Fried Groupier w/ collard greens & Chow-Chow Pico
Tiffany: Honey-glazed shrimp & grits w/ jalapeno, cheese & shellfish sauce
Dale: Amberjack stew w/ Andouille sausage & potatoes & a creole mustard crouton
Antonia: Blue crab cake w/ corn, jalapeno & Andouille relish w/ crab sauce

TOP THREE: Antonia (fourth straight time & sixth overall), Mike (second) & Richard (second in a row & sixth overall)
WINNER: Richard- THIRD THREE-TIME EC WINNER THIS SEASON!

The cook who DIDN'T qualify for the Top 5 was...


































































































































































































Carla
Dale
Tiffany

...Dale. But he definitely didn't leave us empty-handed; he got $30K & a trip to Napa.

Friday, February 25, 2011

2/25/2011 Results

LMaD: This is Episode 2066; the first deal involves the Real/Fake Money Envelopes.

$2,100 Round (Chandra, who's dressed as a nun): Small Box (Jonathan)
REAL: $300
BOX: Trip to the JW Marriott in Scottsdale, AZ ($3,830)

$3,100 Round (Janice, who's acting as a girl from the '80s): Big Box
REAL: $2,700- ZONKED (broken jukebox)

$4,100 Round (Christopher, who's dressed as a baseball coach): Curtain #2
REAL: $300
CURTAIN: Yamaha FZ6R sport bike ($7,090)

This morning's featured couple of traders are Patricia & William (dressed as prisoners); they're playing Card Sharks for up to $2.5K or the Honda Fit (Curtain #1).

1. 8 OF SPADES- HIGHER
2. KING OF SPADES- LOWER
3. 8 OF CLUBS ($1K)- HIGHER
4. 3 OF HEARTS- DANGER ZONE ENFORCED; HIGHER
5. 3 OF SPADES- LOSES $800

Fifth is Sherri (who's wearing a loud pink wig & a purple boa); her deal is the Jonathan's Sketch Deal. He's drawing a couple shopping images; Sherri thinks there's a Paris shopping getaway behind Curtain #2. She goes for it at the cost of $1,000...she's wrong, but she's still going on a Beverly Hills shopping experience (includes the $1K that she just gave back) that's worth $3,018- PERFECT DEAL!

Nicolas (dressed as The Incredible Hulk) & Koolica (dressed as a Hula girl) are both spotted $700 to possibly spend on:

$300 (Curtain #1): LIVING ROOM
$500 (Curtain #2): KITCHEN
ALL-IN (Curtain #3): RECREATION

They both give up all their money. The living room was...a GRAFFITI ZONK! The kitchen...consisted of several countertop appliances for coffee & the year's supply of Seattle Best Coffee worth $1,899. But both of these traders have won...a DEALER'S DELIGHT of a $17.5K Sanibel 18 single-mast sailboat- PERFECT DEAL #2!

This next playing of Pair A Dice has Pamela (dressed as a Peace lady) trying to accumulate the entire $1.5K so that she can spend it on the $9,412 Turtle Bay Resort trip in Hawaii.

1. #4- FOUR
2. #8- SIX
3. #1- FIVE
4. #5- FOUR ($400)
5. #7- FIVE ($900)
6. #2- ZONK; GOES ON
FINAL PICK: #6- PERFECT DEAL #3!

We close out the week's regulation deals w/ the Tiffany Coyne's Props Deal. Bradley (dressed as a Peace balloon artist) sees Tiffany holding a bottle of ArmorAll in front of Curtain #3...unfortunately, the car back there is a DUD stationwagon, so he loses out on $900.

THE BIG DEAL: Christopher now has a chance to swing for the fences in the Big Deal Round; should he win the Big Deal of the Day, he'll win a $24,165 car/trip package & we'll have the second-highest single-show total ever, because thus far today, $52,960 in cash & prizes has been sent out the door. He points at Door #1...he strikes out & must leave w/ a home office worth $2,567.

Door #2: Living room w/ a year's worth of maid service ($7,977)
Door #3: Trip to Canada & Suzuki SX4 Crossover

Today's grand total: $55,527!

TPiR: George Gray's back today! After he first calls for Shelly Wammack, Drew Missman, Tatia Ingram & Christine Cassidy, we learn that the first one-bid prize's a ZUMA 125 scooter (Amber behind splitting sign).

Christine: $1.5K
Tatia: $2K
Drew: $1,750
Shelly: $1,295

ARP: $2,999

Tatia plays the Range Game for a home gym w/ 52 private trainer lessons (Manuela at Door #3). Her range is $8,700-$9,300, but her stoppage at $8,844-$8,994 will DEFINITELY NOT work. ARP: $9,094; I would've won.

Fifth is George Munoz & the second IUFB's a Motorola cell phone w/ the one-year calling plan (Manuela & Rachel).

George: $550
Drew: $675
Shelly: $701

Christine: $702

ARP: $1,022

Christine plays Most Expen$ive for the Hotseat Chassis GTX (Amber), the Jenn-Air black refrigerator/freezer (Manuela) & an Elite Manufacturing bar set (Rachel)...all of which are lost after she picks the LEAST EXPEN$IVE of the $3,349 fridge.

Simulator: $3,423
Bar set: $4,290

We may get to try again w/ Rhoda Lorica & IUFB #3's the JVC 47" LCD HDTV/iPod combo (Manuela in the clam).

Rhoda: $3K
George: $2K
Drew: $1,950
Shelly: $3,100

ARP: $2,048

George from UCLA plays Switcheroo for the Chevrolet Camaro (Std., Paint, Mats)(Amber at Door #3). Board:

CAMARO: $ 2 3 , 9 _ 5
Bamboo kitchen utensils: $ _ 1
Sephora makeup kit: $ _ 6
Universal remote: $ _ 5
Shredder: $ _ 6

NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7

First Try:

CAMARO: $23,945
Utensils: $31
Makeup: $16
Remote: $75
Shredder: $26

One is correct.

OTHER TRY:

CAMARO: $23,935
Utensils: $11
Makeup: $46
Remote: $75
Shredder: $26

ARPs for the non-remote prizes:

CAMARO: $23,915
Utensils: $21
Makeup: $36
Shredder: $46

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Christine ($1,022): Nickel + 35 = $.40
George ($2,123): $.90
Tatia ($2,999): Dime + 85 = WINS W/ $.95

The next player who hopes not to give any of the offered prizes back is Lana Berman & the fourth one-bid's gonna be the Sportsstuff package (Rachel at Door #3).

Lana: $599
Drew: $925
Shelly: $999
Rhoda: BUCK


ARP: $1,460

Shelly makes the First Four Sweep happen & plays Double Prices for a six-night Mexican holiday at the Casamanga Marriott Puerto Vallarta (Manuela at Door #2). Up for the taking are the price tags of $3,351 & $4,650. Shelly says $4,650...you betcha!

Going to the green second is Christopher Halesey & next to be an IUFB is a twin sleigh bed (Amber at Door #3).

Christopher: $2,100
Rhoda: $2,200
Lana: $1,300
Drew: BUCK

ARP: $1,109

The non-hosting Drew's playing It's in the BAG (Manuela & Rachel). Today's grocery items are the CoverGirl concealer, a Color Oops hair dye remover, Glad OdorShield Trash Bags, Aim Toothpaste, the Pine Brothers Throat Drops & the Butterfinger. These are where he places his chosen groceries...

$1K: $.79- Butterfinger
$2K: $12.99- Hair remover
$4K: $5.49- Bags
$8K: $1.89- Toothpaste
$16K: $2.90- Concealer

...but he blows two grand on a pretty easy playing, IMHO.

$5.49- Concealer
$2.90- Drops

Our last big-winning hopeful's a birthday lady named Shelby Makris & the last one-bid of the week turns out to be a variety of camouflage-colored ladies' accessories (Manuela behind rising sign).

Shelby: $750
Christopher: $1,100
Rhoda: $550
Lana: $1,101


ARP: $1,207

Lana, whose husband Jim just turned 41, could win him & herself the Dodge Nitro (Std., Prot)(Rachel at Door #2) playing the Money Game. Board:

(94)(39)(23)
(62)(24)(46)
(78)(57)(26)

MIDDLE NUMBER: 5 ($ _ _ , 5 _ _)

1. 24- $
2. 26- $
3. 23- FRONT ($ 2 3 , 5 _ _)
4. 57- $ ($107)
FINAL PICK: 46- SHOT DOWN BY FOUR CORNERS TRICK FOR $153 (ARP: $23,578)

Bobby's Friday lineup:

1. Switcheroo
2. Double Prices
3. Most Expen$ive
4. Range Game
5. Money Game
6. It's in the Bag

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #2:
Drew ($1,109): $.85
Lana ($1,360): 70 + 15 = $.85
Shelly ($6,110): 50 + 60 = OVER BY A DIME

SPIN-OFF:
Drew: WINS $1K
Lana: $.40

Does Drew win any more cash w/ his Bonus Spin...not quite w/ the quarter.

WATER SHOWCASE:

Door #1- SwimSpa (Rachel)
Door #4- Trip to the Kalahari Resorts in Madison, WI (Amber)
Door #3- Bayliner ski boat (Amber)

TATIA PASSES TO DREW; DREW BIDS $24.5K ON BIG SPA/TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE- GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR BIG SPA/TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE: $41,995

TATIA'S ROAD TRIP SHOWCASE:

Left of Door #2- Four iPads (Rachel) & Trip to Zion National Park (Rachel)
Right of Door #2- Trip to the Santa Marina Suites in Key West, FL (Rachel; includes a $3K bonus)
In Door #2- Lincoln MKX FWD (Std., #101A, Nav.)(Manuela)

TATIA BIDS 45 GRAND ON TRIPS/LINCOLN SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TRIPS/LINCOLN SHOWCASE: $45,545

I think Tatia's the second Lincoln winner of the season...

Drew: $51,114 (Difference: $26,614)
Tatia: $54,413 (Difference: $9,413)

...& SHE IS, giving her a total of $57,412 in cash & stuff! Drew departs w/ $2,109 in cash & bed.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 1-5
TOTAL WINNINGS: $70,136

CC: It may be very windy again in my neck of the woods, but not in NYC while Archie & Jamie try to ride 48 blocks to Hanover Square.

$50 Round:
1. The land of both Lincoln & Blogo, what state has seen five of its last 10 governors face criminal charges?
Guess: Illinois- CORRECT ($50)
2. So vast it has its own fire department, Skywalker Ranch is the 5K acre compound owned by what famous filmmaker?
Guess: George Lucas- RIGHT ($100)
3. Also called somnambulism, what nighttime malady was used as a successful defense in a 2009 U.K. murder trial?
Guess: Sleepwalking- RIGHT ($150)
4. According to eagle-eyed conspiracy theorists, what symbolic tools of Communism are engraved on Kennedy half-dollars?
Guess: Hammer & sickle- RIGHT ($200)

$100 Round:
1. In 2007, Moira Cameron became the first female beefeater after being hired to guard what historic British landmark?
Guess: Buckingham Palace- STRIKE ONE (A: Tower of London)
2. The subject of a popular viral video, what weather phenomenon occurs when sunlight reflects off of a raindrop twice?
Guess: Double rainbow- CORRECT ($300)
3. Accepted by Rutherford B. Hayes, what breed of cat came to the U.S. as a gift from the consummate in Bangkok?
Guess: Siamese- RIGHT ($400)
RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: In the NFL, five teams are named for types of birds. Name them all.
Correct teams given: Ravens, Eagles, Falcons, Seahawks...but no more
Not said: Cardinals
4. On the cover of his debut 1941 issue, what patriotic Marvel superhero saved the day by punching out Adolf Hitler?
Guess: "Captain America"- YOU BET ($500)

$200 Round (11 blocks left):
1. Famously founding Thanksgiving turkeys, what amino acid's sold at health food stores as a natural sleeping aid?
Street Shout-Out (South Street Seaport): Archie asks a guy, who's saying tryptophan.
Guess: Tryptophan- YES INDEED ($700)(eight blocks to go)
Final Question: Six years after the death of Franco, what iconic anti-war mural by Pablo Picasso was sent home to Spain in 1981?
Mobile SO: Archie's calling Nate for a little assistance this time, who eventually comes up w/ "Guernica".
Guess: "Guernica"- WINS $900; BAILOUT

Dana & Michele (a guy) engage in some more nightly "Cab" action as they ride 49 blocks to 51st & Broadway...but their game ends after just their fifth question.

The last NY DOUBLE RIDE of Week 2 of Season 8's being accepted by Hank & Jim. They're booked to go 35 blocks to a location on Third & 45th. After their first round, they have one strike to their credit.

$200 Round:
1. Also called a derby, what specific type of headwear was commonly worn in the American Wild West instead of a cowboy hat?

Guess: Bowler hat- CORRECT ($500)
2. Used to form a standard pyramid, what type of triangle has exactly two sides of the same length?
Guess: Isoceles- RIGHT ($700)
3. Less formal than Filipino, Taglish is a casual blend of English & what native Philippines language?
Guess: Tagalog- RIGHT ($900)
$500 RLC: In addition to the "Toy Story" movies, Pixar has released eight full-length features as of last year. Name five of them.
Correct flicks given: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
The films: "Cars", "A Bug's Life", "Ratatouille", "Up", "Monsters, Inc.", "Finding Nemo", "The Incredibles" & "Wall-E" (11 blocks left)
4. Under extreme conditions, peanut butter can be turned into diamonds due to the presence of what element?
Guess: Carbon- CORRECT ($1,100)

$400 Round:
1. According to her mom, Bristol Palin's name was inspired by the Connecticut headquarters of what cable TV network?
Guess: FOX- STRIKE TWO (A: ESPN)
FQ: Serving in every war since 1776, what alliterative fleet of American ships engages in commerce during times of peace?
Guess: Merchant Marine- WINS $1.5K; STOPS

Chicago:

During the day, Jordan, Richard & Susan take a 36-block DR.

$100 Round:
1. Starring a pineapple-dweller under the sea, what animated TV series is produced by United Plankton Pictures, Inc.?
Guess: "Spongebob Squarepants"- OF COURSE ($100)
2. Consisting mostly of Peronistas, the Justicialist party dominates the political landscape of what South American nation?
Guess: Brazil- NO (A: Argentina)
3. Sharing its name w/ a tiny iPod, what mini car from Tata Motors sells in India for just under $3K in U.S. money?
Guess: Nano- CORRECT ($200)
4. Lending its name to a collegiate trophy, what iconic football coach was fond of calling the pigskin a "prolate spheroid"?
Guess: Coach (John) Heisman- RIGHT ($300)

$200 Round:
1. Immortalized in a song called "The Music Man", what Midwestern city was named for the founding chairman of U.S. steel?
Guess: Gary- YES INDEED ($500)(10 blocks left)
2. In 1994, Abdul Rashid Mohamed became the first Muslim to hold what religious post in the U.S. Armed Forces?
Guess: Chaplain- RIGHT ($700)
$500 RLC: According to its website, Racquet Sports Industry Magazine is focused on covering only four major racquet sports- what are they?
Correct sports given: Tennis, squash, badminton & racquetball ($1,200)(five blocks to go)
3. Last year, a man was dismissed from a jury by revealing he was the childhood friend of what infamous Milwaukee mass murderer?
Guess: Jeffrey Dahmer- RIGHT ($1,400)

Sole $400 Q: Before it was replaced by X-ray, the name of what Persian king represented the letter X in British Naval radio code?
SSO (The Loop): The man on the spot of a couple says Xerxes.
Guess: Xerxes- WINS $1,800; WALKS AWAY

The intended length of Frank & Manny's game is 25 lengths...BUT THEY BECOME THE FIRST CHICAGO PLAYERS TO WIPE OUT; their last strike came after a failed MSO by Frank to Colin.

Beth, Bill, Dan & Matt wrap up the week w/ a 33-block joyride...& they're going for $1,700 on their final question.

VIDEO BONUS: This is the famous Ngorongoro Crater, an immense natural sanctuary teaming w/ Tanzanian wildlife. Caused by a collapsed volcano, what's the geological term for this caulderon-like depression?

The rift valley is worth...NOTHING to them. Had they pulled the trigger on changing their mind to caldera, they would've won the $1,700.

WoF: Before we talk to the Friday night trio, we need to do a $1,000 Toss-Up that's an Event:

R I S _ _ G

T I D _

Matthew just caught a RISING TIDE of $1K cash.

Matthew Burnett (Marshall, MN)- Farmer
Sam Caputo (Blue Springs, MO)- A social worker who's married to a researcher named Dan who may be about to take her to The Netherlands for a new job
Cathy Sears (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)- A married retail woman who also hunts sharks

A TV Title's required for the $2K TU:

_ H E / G _ O D

_ I _ E

Sam solves "THE GOOD LIFE".

The final featured trip Jimmy talks about this week is to the Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club (includes a SCUBA diving adventure) worth $9,430; the category of the Eggland's Best Jackpot Round is Person. After her first spin of the wheel, Sam calls two T's while on Jackpot for a C-note, buys three E's, but then calls a dud in S. Secondly, Cathy calls an $800 H but then repeats the first dud of the night while falling one space short of the $2,500 wedge. Third, Matthew calls two F's for $900, buys an O, but then hits Bankrupt in between $600 & $900 to lose $650. On Sam's second try this round, she calls a $500 R while on Free Play & purchases the two A's to clean out the vowels prior to putting up two D's for the Wild Card...

A _ _ I R A L / O F

T H E / F L E E T

...& she solves ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET to go to three grand.

SOLE DUD: $900 S (Sam)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Matthew
SOLE DQ: Cathy (S bobble)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $8,750

The Prize Puzzle Round immediately follows the first commercial break w/ Cathy starting it; category's Phrase. She leads off by calling a $400 T, three R's for another $1,800, but she then lands on the other natural Bankrupt to lose $2,200. Second, Matthew calls two S's for $1,600 but then buys the only dud vowel on this board (E). Third, Sam duds out w/ a C call. As we return to Cathy, she lights up a $550 D, two I's while on FP, but she & Matthew then both Bankrupt the same way Cathy did the first time; she loses the $550 while Matthew forfeits the $1,350 remainder. Both of those people have Bankrupted twice so far this evening. On Sam's next turn, she calls a $3.5K M & uses her WC to call four N's to multiply that amount by five. After that, though, comes a dud in K. Cathy follows that w/ a Lose a Turn hit, then Matthew lights four A's while on FP. We have showing...

A M A _ I N _

N A T _ R A _

S _ R R _ _ N D I N _ S

...he wins a $5,100 ski trip to the AMAZING NATURAL SURROUNDINGS of Gatlinburg, TN, giving him $6,100 in overall winnings.

DUDS: $450 C (Sam), E (Matthew), $400 K (Sam)
SOLE LaT: Cathy
BANKRUPTS: 3 (two by Cathy, Matthew)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: JW0228094 (Jane W. from Alabama)

He's also first to spin in the ally bank Mystery/Before & After Round; coming his way now are two T's for $1,400, two E's, three FP A's, four S's for another $3,600, four O's, a $500 F & an I to close the vowel department for this round of play. That's followed by a $400 N, a $550 H, a $600 K, a $700 C, but then a negative of L. Afterwards, Sam puts up two B's for the Caribbean getaway & we have...

I N / A / S T A T E

O F / S H O C K

A B S O _ B E _ S

...& she keeps it by saying IN A STATE OF SHOCK ABSORBERS; that puts her back in the lead w/ $12,430 in cash & Caribbean.

SOLE DUD: $800 L (Matthew)

Food & Drink comes last on the Friday TU menu for $3K:

_ _ _ _ A _ O

B U _ _ _ _

Matthew eats a BUFFALO BURGER to get closer to Sam w/ $9,100 in cash & trip.

As we ask What Are You Doing?, we go to the Last Chance Round w/ consonants being worth $1.5K per appearance. He first calls an N...

_ _ _ _ _ _ N _ / _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

...but is very unsuccessful at pulling a Catlin Burke here w/ RIDING THE TRAIN. Later on, two S's are put up by Vanna...

S T _ _ _ _ N G / T H _

S _ _ T _ _ G H T

...& w/ a $6K solve here, Sam's STEALING THE SPOTLIGHT to the tune of $18,430 in cash & sunny vacation! Matthew goes away w/ $9,100 in cash & skiing & since it just wasn't her night, Cathy gets the $1K consolation check.

$28,530 in cash & travelling has been won tonight up to this point.

SOLE DQ: Matthew (missolve)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $4,750

Big Money Round: "Sam I Am" spins the P & the last BMR subject this week's Phrase. Here's how generous the RSTLNE is:

_ _ R T _ / T _ E

R _ S _

She calls H, F, C & A and gets...

_ _ R T H / T H E

R _ S _

...she misses it by two letters w/ WORTH THE RUSH. It was WORTH THE RISK & she loses 40 G's. That means she leaves w/ $18,430 in cash & trip.

J!: The second trio of semi-finalists going to bat are:

Lindsey Thiesfeld
Kailyn LaPorte
Erin Hart

Opening Board:

U.S. GEOGRAPHY
CURRENT MUSIC
A WORLD OF FOOD
HOLIDAY FILL IN THE BLANK
CASTLES
WORLD "PLAY"

When we have to take our first break, Kailyn's leading $3,600 to Lindsey's $2,200 & Erin's $800. Immediately after Alex Trebek interviews the all-girl panel a second time, Kailyn closes out U.S. Geography w/ a correct response on the $1K clue to slightly get into Lock Game Territory.

$200 A WORLD OF FOOD CLUE:

Steak au povre is steak that's been covered w/ coarsely ground this (poivre in French) before cooking.

Lindsey: "What is pepper?"- CORRECT ($2,400)

$400:

Meaning "stuffed", it follows "chiles" in the name of a Mexican dish.

Erin: "What is rellenos?"- RIGHT ($1,200)

$400 CURRENT MUSIC CLUE:

"Brand New Eyes" is from this band in the "Misery Business".

Lindsey: "What is Paramore?"- RIGHT ($2,800)

Middle Clue:

This celebrity kid wasn't weeping when she hit the charts w/ "Whip My Hair".

Lindsey: "Who is Willow Smith?"- RIGHT ($3,400)

$800:

You may well be cooler than this "Cooler Than Me" hitmaker; he graduated from Duke w/ a GPA of 3.6.

Lindsey: "Who is Mike Posner?"- RIGHT ($4,200)

$1K:

This Killers frontman slew fans all by himself w/ his 2010 solo album "Flamingo".

Kailyn: "Who is (Brandon) Flowers?"- RIGHT ($5,600)

$200 CLUE ON CASTLES:

The Scottish National War Memorial's found in the castle bearing the name of this capital city.

Kailyn: "What is Edinborough Castle?"- RIGHT ($5,800)

$400:

Neuschwanstein Castle, often described as a magical setting, is found in this country.

Erin: "What is Germany?"- CORRECT ($1,600)

$600 A WORLD OF FOOD ANSWER:

Traditionally, the Greek favorite Dolmathes Yalantzi are stuffed these leaves.

Lindsey: "What are grape (s)?"- RIGHT ($4,800)

$800:

Tahini, the "butter of the Middle East", is a paste made from these seeds, an excellent source of iron & calcium.

TS: Sesame

Final clue there:

Apple's probably the most famous type of this pastry, whose name's German for "whirlpool".

Kailyn: "What is strudel?"- RIGHT ($6,800)

MIDDLE CASTLES CLUE:

Once home to the Knights of the Sword, Riga Castle's today the official residence of the president of this Baltic country.

TS: Latvia

$800:

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYY DOUBLE! Kailyn risks half her current $2K lead on this clue:

Now a national monument, The Alahambra in this European country was begun by Moorish rulers around 1238.

"What is Spain?"...that was it for $7,800!

FINAL CLUE OF THE ROUND:

Balmoral Castle's this present monarch's Summer home.

TS: Queen Elizabeth II

LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $3,200

Categories for Double Jeopardy!:

THE RHINOCEROS
TV
THE MIDTERMS (ELECTIONS, THAT IS)
LITERARY GENRES
GEOMETRY (first, third & last clues are from the Clue Crew)
PALINDROMES

Kailyn finds her second DD this evening behind the last clue regarding Literary Genres; she's back in LGT to the tune of $10,600, while Lindsey's got $5,200 & Erin's still in last w/ $2,800. This time, she wagers $2,200:

This word can mean a short prose narrative, as well as a preliminary drawing.

"What is a sketch?"...I should think so to put her at $12,800! But she's denied the DD Sweep by Lindsey thanks to the $1,600 Geometry spot; Lindsey's in last at this stage of the match w/ $7,200, Erin's in second w/ $8,800 & Kailyn's still out of reach w/ 22 biggies. She gambles $3K on this:

This figure, a quadrilateral w/ just one pair of parallel sides, shares its name w/ a wrist bone.

"What is a trapezoid?"...$10,200.

DJ! LACH TRASH (again, all unattempted): $4K

Post-DJ! Scores:

Erin: $8,800
Kailyn: $25,600 (LG!)
Lindsey: $11,400

CORYAT SCORES:

Erin: $8,800
Kailyn: $25,200
Lindsey: $10K

FJ! SUBJECT: Geographic Terms.

This area that includes several countries got its name because the colonizers spoke Spanish, French & Portuguese.

Lindsey Thiesfeld's the only one wrong w/ "What is the West Indies?", dropping from $11,400 to $1,400. The correct response is "What is Latin America?". The wagers from the other two girls:

Erin: ALL-IN = $17,600
Kailyn: $42 = $25,642

FGN: The two big prizes waiting to be won tonight are $15K & a Hawaiian holiday in Maui.

Red Team: Amanda (gymnast), Nicole (sister), Rusty (dad/computer software engineer) & Janet (mom)
Yellow Team: Payton, Baylie (sister), Brian (dad) & Corinne (mom; her favorite dessert is a cherry-filled cake)


Guess Who?:

1. ...has appeared on TV for over 20 years?
2. ...lives in the town of Springfield?
3. ...has been a plow driver, a mascot & a nuclear safety inspector?
4. ...is the father to Bart, Lisa & Maggie?

Rusty (on Clue #3): Homer Simpson

Opening Monopoly Crazy Cash Card Choices:

Amanda: Soda
Payton: Money bag


Scrabble Flash Prize: Cotton candy machine
Letter Line: DLESI

Amanda & Janet: SLIDE (5)
Payton & Corinne: LIES (4)
Nicole & Rusty: DELI (9)
Baylie & Brian: TIME OVER
Amanda & Janet: SLID (13)
Payton & Corinne: SLED (8)

Nicole & Rusty: SIDE (17)
Baylie & Brian: IDLE (12)
Amanda & Janet: LED (20)
Payton & Corinne: TO
Nicole & Rusty: ISLE (24)
Baylie & Brian: LIED (16)
Amanda & Janet: LEI- WIN AT 27!

Amanda's Second CCC Choice: Horse

Bop It! Boptagon Prize: Body Glove package

ELIMINATION ORDER:

1. Payton (Crash It on a Whack It)
2. Rusty (bad Reverse It)
3. Corinne (Pull It on a Kick It)
4. Amanda (late Twist It)
WINNERS DUE TO BAD REVERSE ITS BY THE REMAINDER OF THE OTHER TEAM: RT

Amanda's Third CCC Choice: Pretzel

Cranium Prize: Sketchers gift card
TOPIC: Data Head

Kids' Which Is Older Round:

1. Donald Trump or ATM?
YT: ATM- 1939 (10)(Trump: 1946)

2. Ryan Seacrest or hair gel?
RT: Gel- 1929 (10)(Seacrest: 1974)

3. Robert Pattinson or E-mail?
YT: E-mail- 1971 (20)(Pattinson: 1986)

4. Jay-Z or miniature golf?
RT: Golf- 1916 (20)(Jay-Z: 1969)

Adults' WiO Round:

1. President Obama or Hawaii's statehood?
YT: Statehood- 1959 (40)(Obama: 1961)

2. Bret Michaels or electric guitar?
RT: Guitar- 1930s (40)(Michaels: 1963)

3. Kobe Bryant or disposable razor blade?
YT: Blade- Early 1900s (60)(Bryant: 1978)

FQ: Sandra Bullock or mechanical bull?
RT: Bull- 1930s (60)(Bullock: 1964)

KIDS' BUZZ-IN SUDDEN DEATH QUESTION: Tom Cruise or Space Shuttle?
YT: SS- 1970s (Cruise: 1962)

Amanda's Fourth CCC Choice: Dog

Guesstures Freefall Prize: SCUBA diving adventure

We're going back to the original format for this game tonight.

RUSTY:
1. Nose
2. Riding a horse
3. Fan
4. Match
5. Fat
6. Crazy
7. Squeeze
8. Popcorn
9. Hang up
10. Lion
11. Brush
12. Skip
13. Sunglasses
14. Sprinting

CORINNE:
1. Artist
2. Scoop
3. Climb
4. Toaster
5. Ball
6. Flower
7. Autograph
8. Bark
9. Envelope
10. Pulse
11. Belt
12. Telescope
13. Hood
14. Pirate

To break the tie, the team who had the fewer passes wins...& Rusty keeps the RT unbeaten tonight, 5-6!

Amanda's Fifth CCC Choice: Hat

Operation Relay Prize: Kayak

This game ends in a 220-220 tie. It all comes down to the buzzes. The RT had one buzz...but still NO clean sweep for them- the YT didn't have any.

Payton's Other CCC Choice: Skateboard

RT:
Soda- $1,200
Horse- $880 ($2,080)
Pretzel- $480 ($2,560)

Dog- $770 ($3,330)
Hat- $685 ($4,015)

YT:
Skateboard- $585
Money bag- $555 ($1,140)

$15K CARD: Iron

DFtL!: Unrelated to Chuck, Alisha Norris from South Carolina (a waitress who has been dancing since she was seven years old; her specialty dance was Klogging) got her chance to kick some musical butt.

Specialty Categories: The Temptations & 1980s

1. Pop
A: "Brass in Pocket" by The Pretenders (1980)
B: "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" by Lou Bega (1999)
PICK: "Mambo No. 5"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "A little bit of you makes..."

FINAL GUESS: "...me a man" (A: "...me your man")

2. 1980s
A: "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister (1985)
B: "Blame It on the Rain" by Milli Vanilli (1989)
PICK: "Blame It on the Rain"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "Don't put the..."
BASE GUESS: "...blame on me"


A: "...blame on you"
B: "...last flame out"
C: "...blame to rest"

CHOICE: A

MySpace Karaoke Featured Singer: Stephen (L.A.; "The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding)

3. Rock
A: "Cold As Ice" by Foreigner (1977)
B: "Hold My Hand" by Hootie & The Blowfish (1994)
PICK: "Hold My Hand" (because said band was from her home state)
MISSING WORDS: Five

PREVIOUS LINE: "I wanna love you the best that..."
FINAL GUESS: "...the best that I can"

4. The Temptations
A: "I Can't Get Next To You" (1969)
B: "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (1972)
PICK: "I Can't Get Next To You"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "Ha, on dry land, but my life is..."
FINAL GUESS: "...just ain't so bland..." (A: "...complete and I'm so blue")


Trivia Question: What "Alice in Wonderland" character shares its name w/ the title of a Jefferson Airplane song- The Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts or Cheshire Cat?
Hint: He's always late
ANSWER: White Rabbit

She stopped w/ the $2.5K.

ENCORE: "Rockin' Robin" by Michael Jackson (1972)(Rock)
MISSING WORDS: 10
PREVIOUS LINE: "Every little swallow..."

CORRECT ANSWER: "...every Chickadee, every little bird in the tall oak tree"

Movie Week concluded w/ another South Carolinan, Alvetta Smith. Her four topics:

"DIRTY DANCING"
'60s MOVIES
COWBOY MOVIES
FAMILY CLASSICS

1. Family Classics (both '90s songs)
A: "Beauty & The Beast" by Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson (1992)
B: "A Whole New World" by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle (1993) from "Aladdin"
PICK: "Beauty & The Beast"
MISSING WORDS: Three
PREVIOUS LINE: "Ever just the same..."
FINAL GUESS:
"...ever a surprise"

2. "Dirty Dancing"
A: "Do You Love Me" by The Contours (1962)
B: "Hungry Eyes" by Eric Carmen (1987)
PICK: "Hungry Eyes"
MISSING WORDS: Six
PREVIOUS LINE: "I've got hungry eyes, I feel..."
BASE GUESS: "...the magic between you and I"


A: "...the sparks between me and you"
B: Her guess
C: "...such passion between you and I"

CHOICE: B

Last MySpace Karaoke Singer of the Week: Ron (Laguna Beach, CA; "Ride Like the Wind" by Michael Mind)

3. '60s Movies
A: "What's New, Pussycat?" by Tom Jones (1965)
B: "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" by B.J. Thomas (1969) from "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid"
PICK: "What's New, Pussycat?"
MISSING WORDS: Five
PREVIOUS LINE: "So go and powder your cute little pussycat nose; pussycat, pussycat, I..."

FINAL GUESS: "...love you, yes I do"

4. Cowboy Movies
A: "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell (1975) from "Rhinestone"
B: "Lookin' For Love" by Johnny Lee (1980) from "Urban Cowboy"
PICK: "Lookin' For Love"
MISSING WORDS: Seven
PREVIOUS LINE: "...in all the wrong places"

BASE GUESS: "Lookin' for love in all the wrong spaces"
FINAL GUESS: "Lookin' for love in so many spaces" (A: "Lookin' for love in too many faces")

Final TQ of the Week: Before hitting it big, what fast food chain did Madonna work at- McDonalds, White Castle, Cinnabon or Dunkin' Donuts?
Hint: "America Runs" on their coffee
ANSWER: Dunkin' Donuts

She left w/ $5K.

ENCORE: "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf (1968) from "Easy Rider" ('60s Movies)

Millionaire (end of 2011 Million Dollar Movie Week):

Conclusion of Marcia Nunes' game
Final game

(Also: Justin Moore & Mark Curry both missed out on $5K on their "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" Bonus Questions; Mark left w/ $250 for the Children's Hospital of L.A.'s Sickle Cell Research Founadation.)

Episode ratings:

"Ca$h Cab":
NYC: 7
Chicago: 6
"Don't Forget the Lyrics!":
2 AM: 6
2:30 AM: 7
8: "Family Game Night", "Jeopardy!" & "Let's Make a Deal"
7: "The Price is Right"
6: "Millionaire" & "Wheel of Fortune"
4: "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?"