Thursday, March 31, 2011

"American Idol" 3/31

FEATURED PERFORMANCES:

1. Lauren Alaina & Scotty McCreery- "I Told You So" by Keith Urban

2. Jacob Lusk & Naima Adedapo- "Solid" by Ashford & Simpson

3. Fantasia- "Collard Greens & Cornbread"

4. Haley Reinhart, Pia Toscano & Thia Megia- "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry

5. Casey Abrams, James Durbin, Paul McDonald & Stefano Langone- "Band on the Run" by Paul McCartney & Wings

6. Jamie Foxx & will.i.am- "Hot Wings"

Ford Music Video Song: "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down

(Note: James Durbin's holding onto a real replica WWE Championship belt tonight!!!)

BOTTOM THREE: Naima, Paul & Thia (second time for both girls)

Being sent home for the time being after tonight are...





















































































































...both ladies.

"American Idol" 3/30

CATEGORY: Elton John

THE RUNDOWN:

1. Scotty McCreery: "Country Comfort"

2. Naima Adedapo: "I'm Still Standing"

3. Paul McDonald: "Rocket Man"

4. Pia Toscano: "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"

5. Stefano Langone: "Tiny Dancer"

6. Lauren Alaina: "Candle in the Wind"

7. James Durbin: "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"

8. Thia Megia: "Daniel"

9. Casey Abrams: "Your Song"

10. Jacob Lusk: "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word"

11. Haley Reinhart: "Bennie & The Jets"

IMPORTANT NOTE: As a result of Casey's save last week, ALL of these remaining singers are going on tour this summer!

3/31/2011 Results

LMaD: The first item up for consideration today is a picture of a spring (Jonathan Mangum) attached to Curtain #1's prize; as of now, it belongs to Tara from Canada (dressed as a Viking princess). She passes the Big Box to Tanika (who's holding a drawing related to this show & a teddy bear w/ a lollipop) & she doesn't want $900 from Wayne Brady's possession...so Tanika gets an iMac & a MacBook Pro worth $3,298. Anthony (dressed as a Dalmatian) gets a chance at the small box (Jonathan) & turns down $900 as well...but he ZONKS OUT w/ an origami kit. Finally, Tara rejects $1,000...that spring was attached to the Yamaha Phaser worth $8,935!

Personal trainer Anthony's going to the ATM Machine.

1. $200

2. $300 ($500)

3. $300 ($800)

4. $400 ($1,200); QUITS

5. $1,400

6. $500

7. BANKRUPT

At this point, he's offered Curtain #2 at half price or #3 for everything, but he buys NEITHER. The Jeep Patriot was behind #3, meaning #2 was a half-car.

Pearl (dressed as a baseball player) sees a silver envelope w/ the last two letters of a prize, which could be a spa or a VESPA. But she stops early on for $700, which will cost her...a trip to NAPA.

Racing to the Finish Line is lifeguard Nora. She can win the Panasonic 58" plasma HDTV worth $2,296 (Curtain #1), retro appliances valued at $6,784 (Curtain #2) &/or the Mitsubishi Lancer (Curtain #3).

1. 9 OF HEARTS

2. 2 OF CLUBS- STRIKE ONE

3. JACK OF SPADES

4. 4 OF HEARTS

5. 4 OF CLUBS- STRIKE TWO; TURNS DOWN $500

6. 3 OF DIAMONDS

7. ACE OF HEARTS; DECLINES $700

8. ACE OF CLUBS- OUT

Thanii-Thad (dressed as egg) is about to hear the first tale of this morning's edition of the Story Time Deal. In the SB (Tiffany Coyne in between Curtains #2 & #3) is some beauty items to take care of Little Red Riding Hood's grandma. She refuses $700 & gets a designer handbag & Mario Badescu skin care products, all worth $2,040. Jesus (dressed as Indiana Jones) has the chance to accept a jungle-themed prize in Curtain #3. $700 & $900 go by the boards, so he's...won a fitting prize for his costume, a trip to Belize worth $11,022- PERFECT DEAL!

Chanel sees this Mystery Money Board:

? 5 ? 7

She leaves it as is before forfeiting the setup for Curtain #1...

$ 4 5 0 7

...& she rides out on the $2,999 Elite scooter.

THE BIG DEAL: Tanika's Big Deal of the Day could be worth $23,176 in cash &/or merchandise. She chooses Door #1. In #3 was a living room w/ service from The Maids worth $6,053...but she'll have to settle for a $2,549 BBQ package w/ her door. #2 held a trip to Bora Bora w/ $10K in spending money.

TPiR: Remember, assuming somebody wins a Showcase this morning, they'll receive a $2,375 trip to this sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards. The first four dudes/dudettes are Deborah Connor, Michael Lubovich, Shirley Small & Craig Parkos (who's wearing a red "Pl!nko Rocks!" T-shirt) & the opening one-bid's a Can-Am DS90 ATV (Manuela behind splitting sign).

Craig: $750/Michael: $900/Shirley: $950/Deborah: $951

ARP: $2,499

Unfortunately for Craig, Deborah's playing Pl!nko (Rachel w/ the SPs, Gwendolyn w/ any extra Pl!nko Chips).

1. Juicer ($59): 9- $69

2. Roasting pan ($34): 3- $37

3. Carafe ($42): 2- $40

4. Enameled tea kettle ($17): 1- $19

BIG BOARD:

1. $1K (Left)

2. $100 (Left)

3. DUD (Right)

FINAL CHIP: $10K- WINS $11,100

I hope this fifth player's not a big fan of the Pricing Game that was just played, Richard Kuo, & the second one-bid prize's a Halo spa (Manuela at Door #2).

Richard: $2.5K/Craig: $1.5K/Michael: $2K/Shirley: BUCK

ARP: $3,695

Richard, who attends UC-Riverside, plays Coming or Going for two Adventurer motorized kayaks (Rachel at Door #3). If he's Coming to $6,498 as the Peanut Gallery wants him to, he'll win...no.

Going to the green third third is Tara Schank (George Gray calldown window on the right) & the third IUFB's a Nintendo Wii set (Gwen behind splitting sign).

Tara: $300/Craig: $600/Michael: $525/Shirley: $500

ARP: $654

Craig must play Hole in One or Two for the second vintage car offered this year...a 1955 Ford F-100 appraised at $23,900 (Manuela at Door #3). On the grocery board today's Bayer Low Dose, a bag of 10 Gorton's Beer Batter Fish Fillets, Roman Meal Bread, CoverGirl Concealer, Solo plastic cups & Kool-Aid Bursts Grape.

My lineup: Drinks/Bread/Cups/Fish/Concealer/Bayer

CRAIG'S LINEUP: Cups ($3.49)/Bread ($2.56)/Drinks/Fish/Bayer/Concealer- OOPS (& he originally had the drinks first)

Mr. Carey's Inspiration Putt...just a little to the right. Craig then...has his first putt be a little too hard, then his other putt goes wide right.

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:

Craig ($654): $.85

Richard ($3,695): WINS $1K

Deborah ($13,724): 20 + Dime = $.30

Richard's Bonus Spin...makes it to the $10K nickel!

Seventh is Mark Feltman & the fourth offered one-bid's a NordicTrack eliptical trainer (Rachel behing GPT).

Mark: $1,199/Michael: $1,300/Shirley: $2.5K/Tara: $2,600

ARP: $1,999

Michael plays One Right Price for the Panasonic 50" 3-D plasma HDTV (Manuela) & a MacPro desktop computer system (Gwen). Mike has Rachel place the ORP of $3,973 on...the $2,598 TV.

The second blue player's name appears to be Dawn Caputo & IUFB #5's being played by a singing Lee Brice at the turntable- a Taylor acoustic guitar.

Dawn: $1,400/Shirley: $2,300/Tara: $1,200/Mark: $1,201

ARP: $1,898

Dawn plays Pocket Change for the Dodge Nitro (Std., Tow, Prot)(Crazy Rachel's Car Lot).

REMAINING NUMBERS IN PLAY: 1, 3, 4, 5 & 7

Second Digit: 3, 4 ($ 2 4 , _ _ _ ; Half-Dollar)

Third Digit: 3, 7 & 5 ($ 2 4 , 1 _ _ ; $1.25)

Fourth Digit: 7 & 3 ($ 2 4 , 1 5 _ ; $1.75)

Last Digit: 7 ($24,153; $2)

ENVELOPES:

1. Nickel ($.30)

2. Dime ($.40)

3. Half-Dollar ($.90)

4. Dime

Lyn Young plugs in Contestant's Row last & the final IUFB of the day's a pair of Marc Jacobs purses (Gwen & Rachel in front of CR). Shirley's in DEEP trouble.

Lyn: $700/Shirley: $800/Tara: $900/Mark: $901

ARP: $936

LATEST FFBC MEMBER: Shirley

Mark plays Pushover for a Croatian Cruise (Manuela at Door #4). The line of numbers:

467288601

He pushes to $7,288...

467288601

...not enough.

Bobby's Thursday PG lineup: Coming or Going/Pocket Change/Pushover/Hole in One or Two/One Right Price/Pl!nko

Dawn goes on to the Showcase despite spinning second in SCSD #2 w/ $.85; the guys both got three quarters (Michael's was in two spins).

SHOWCASE #1: BBQ island (Rachel at Door #1), a four-day trip to the Country Music Film Festival in Phoenix (Rachel to the right of Door #1) & his/her Harley-Davidsons (Iron 883 & Superlow 883, Manuela at Door #2).

RICHARD PASSES TO DAWN; DAWN BIDS 34 GRAND ON TRIP/MOTORCYCLES SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TRIP/MOTORCYCLES SHOWCASE: $38,800

RICHARD'S LEE BRICE SHOWCASE: Samsung Blu-Ray Disc home theater package, including some country CDs (Lee to the left of Door #3), a trip to Baton Rouge (Lee to the left of Door #3) & a RAM 1500 ST Quad Cab 2WD (Std., PEG, Hitch)(Gwen in Door #3)

RICHARD BIDS 29 LARGE ON TRIP/TRUCK SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE GARF OF THE CENTURY

MY BID FOR TRIP/TRUCK SHOWCASE: $42,400

RICHARD'S SHOWCASE ARP: $31,648 (Difference: $2,648)

DAWN'S SHOWCASE ARP: $33,772- WSD BY $228; RICHARD WINS!

Thanks to a much cheaper truck Showcase than I expected, Richard wins $48,718 in cash & stuff.

TODAY'S PG RECORD (unofficially): 1-5

TOTAL WINNINGS: $67,929

21: On the 100th taped episode this season, here are the card cadets:

Kareema ?- A hiker who also does some Yoga

Robey Joyce (originally from Cape Town, South Africa)- Banker/former ostrich racer

Tenille Rapinski (Sacramento)- An Army wives representative

Round 1 Base Cards:

Kareema: (KH)/Robey: (2S)/Tenille: (6H)

Maingame Bonus Trip: Santa Cruz

1. According to Now, after a full day of air travel & layovers, "Sex & The City" actress Kim Cattrall recommends lots of sex to combat what- loneliness, jet lag or boredom?

Tenille: To get refreshed & relax

Robey: Jet lag- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 10 OF DIAMONDS; PASSES TO TENILLE (16)

2. If the Roman goddess of beauty was a perfect 10, how would the Roman gods refer to her in Roman numerals- as an M, X or C?

Robey: X- RIGHT (200)

CARD: JACK OF HEARTS; BUSTS TENILLE

3. Stepping out of her husband's shadow, the only First Lady to be elected to office was what Wesley grad?

Robey: Hillary Clinton- RIGHT (300)

CARD: 10 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (12)

4. The world of Pandora isn't an alien at all to what female star of the movies "Aliens" & "Avatar"?

Kareema: Sigourney Weaver- CORRECT (100)

CARD: ACE OF SPADES- WINS FIRST ROUND & TRIP (600)

Round 2 Base Cards:

Kareema: (8D)/Robey: (9D)/Tenille: (QS)

1. In a Glamour survey, a majority of men said they would stop in the middle of intercourse if their partner did what- yawn, call out their ex's name or started Latin?

Robey: Call out their ex's name- RIGHT (400)

CARD: 7 OF CLUBS; PASSES TO KAREEMA (16)

2. Guys at the beach felt their speedos get a little tighter when what women's volleyball star strip nude for Playboy?

Kareema: Gabrielle Reese- RIGHT (700)

CARD: ACE OF HEARTS; KEEPS IT (16)

3. In his little red Corvette, singer Prince might drive around Port-au-Prince, the capital of what Caribbean country?

Robey: Haiti- RIGHT (500)

CARD:
6 OF DIAMONDS; BUSTS KAREEMA

4. For a well-rounded workout, try the hot new walking shoes w/ a rounded sole called Shape-Ups, made by what company?

Robey: Sketchers- RIGHT (600)

CARD: THE OTHER RED NINE; FREEZES AT 18, ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

REST OF THE CARDS FOR TENILLE: (7S)(QD)

Championship Round Base Cards:

Kareema: (8S)/Robey: (5C)

1. Last year, country music was a-buzz about the buzzcut worn by what controversial singer from The Dixie Chicks- Natalie Maines, Melissa Etheridge or Jennifer Nettles?

Robey: Melissa- NO

Kareema: Natalie- YES

CARD: KING OF CLUBS; FREEZES AT 18

REST OF THE CARDS FOR ROBEY: (6C)(JC)- WIN!

BLACKJACK BONANZA W/ THREE POWER CHIPS: OPENING CARDS:

Hand #1: (7D)/Hand #2: (5S)/Hand #3: (6S)

1. 2 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #3 (8)

2. 9 OF HEARTS; CHIPS IT (two PCs left)

3. ACE OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #3 (9/19)

4. 3 OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #1 (10; could've scored by now)

5. 2 OF SPADES; HAND #3 CLEARED ($1K)

6. 2 OF CLUBS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (7; could've moved up to the $5K level)

7. KING OF DIAMONDS; PLACES IN HAND #2 (17)

8. 4 OF DIAMONDS; HAND #2 CLEARED ($5K)

9. 3 OF HEARTS; CHANGES IT (one PC left)

10. 7 OF CLUBS; USES LAST PC

11. 7 OF HEARTS (17); STOPS W/ $6K

FINAL CARD: 5 OF CLUBS

Here's one way he could've won the big one if he really had the guts:

Hand #1: (7D)(AS)(3D)/Hand #2: (5S)(2D)(2S)(2C)(KD)/Hand #3: (6S)(3H)(7C or 7H)(5C)

CARDS THAT SHOULD'VE BEEN PASSED: (9H)(4D)(7C or 7H)

CC: The Chicago "Cab" is currently at Hema's Kitchen, but Adria & Brenda want to go somewhere to eat, such as the Tavern on Rush, 31 blocks away.

$50 Round:

1. With a stroke of LBJ's pen, what ex-President & his wife Bess became the first two recepients of Medicare?

Guess: Harry Truman & Bess Truman- CORRECT ($50)

2. In the classic Warner Bros. cartoons, "road runnerus digestus" is one of the scientific names given to what cunning canine?

Guess: Wile E. Coyote- RIGHT ($100)(25 blocks remaining)

3. Amid a 2010 eco crisis, the tone-deaf CEO of what company came under fire for telling reporters "I'd like my life back"?

Guess: BP- YOU BET ($150)

4. The subject of many risque limericks, what small Cape Cod island was once called the wailing capital of the world?

Guess: Nantucket- RIGHT ($200)(18 blocks to goal)

$100 Round:

1. Detailing the medical risks of blood transfusions, watchtower.org is the official website of what religion?

Guess: Jehovah's Witnesses- RIGHT ($300)

2. Used to connect Smartphones & iPads to computers, what type of port's symbolized by a stylized rendition of Neptune's trident?

Guess: USB port- RIGHT ($400)

RED LIGHT CHALLENGE (at a CVS Pharmacy): According to the experts at eHow.com, name six of the seven toppings that should go on a Chicago-style hot dog.

Correct foods given: Mustard, pickles, relish, onions, peppers & celery salt ($650)

Other: Tomato (10 blocks to go)

3. Giving her even more exposure, what iconic blonde's chest x-rays sold for $35K in a 2010 auction?

Guess: Madonna- INCORRECT (A: Their first guess of Marilyn Monroe)(six blocks remaining)

4. Meaning "through the year", what botanical term describes a plant that lives for more than 24 months?

Guess: Perennial- CORRECT ($750)

$200 Round:

1. Ten miles north of Jersualem, what West Bank city's considered the unofficial capital of the Palestinian authority?

Guess: Ramallah- RIGHT ($950)

Final Question: Arrival, politics & love, what famed Illinois orator briefly dated Mary Todd before she married Abraham Lincoln?

Street Shout-Out (Gold Coast): Two girls are UNABLE to help (A: Steven Douglas) Brian, Rich & Scott are on a 33-block quest to 1601 North Clark...but thanks to both of their SOs being of NO help, they lose $400 at the start of their final round.

The final team's made up of Dana & John; their 30-block ride could stop at State & Randolph...& they run the table for a grand! Now, for two:

$2K VIDEO BONUS: You're looking at a traditional clay cooking chamber that's used in India to make familiar favorites such as chicken tikka. Borrowed from Hindi, what's the name of this centuries-old oven?

Tandoori will be their final answer...that makes them the newest members of the $2K+ winners club!

WoF: On the final night of the month, the first Toss-Up at The Palazzo is a Thing:

P I _ N I C

_ _ _ _ _ _

Tyrel guesses Yogi Bear's signature item of PICNIC BASKET...correct for $1,000. It's another one of those times where we go around the horn in interviewing puzzle solvers like this:

Tyrel Cooper (Vegas; originally from Portland, OR)- A high school Science teacher & cross-country/track & field coach who has lived in the gambling capital of the world for nine years

Talia Nosrati (L.A.)- A recent MBA graduate from Pepperdine University who usually plays this game w/ her family every night on the table & usually wins

Jen Jensen (Kansas City)- A woman whose family also plays along w/ this show daily; whoever solves the most puzzles doesn't have to do the dishes at her house

$2K TU category appears to be Fictional Character:

L _ _ _

_ K Y _ A L _ _ R

The force's w/ Tyrel as of now, because he's tripled up w/ LUKE SKYWALKER.

ally bank Jackpot Round category's What Are You Doing? & this evening's featured trip is to the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino worth $6,100. He first calls three N's for $1,500 & buys two I's, then he Bankrupts next to the $2.5K space to lose the $1,250 remainder. Secondly, Talia hits the other old-fashioned Bankrupt. Third, Jen calls a G for the Wild Card & a $600 T, purchases two E's, calls a $400 W & buys three O's & two A's to clean out the vowels. After a couple of R's for an additional $1,200, she Loses a Turn. Following Tyrel's call of two S's for $1,800, we have...

T R _ I N G / O N / A

N E W / _ A I R / O _

S _ O E S

...he'll be TRYING ON A NEW PAIR OF SHOES in order to be paid another $1,800 by this program, $4,800 in all.

SOLE LaT: Jen

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Tyrel, Talia)

LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $8K

The Prize Puzzle Round revolves around some kind of Person. Starting w/ Talia's second spin of the wheel, she calls a $900 N, buys two A's, calls a $600 T, purchases five E's & two I's, but then comes the first dud of the night in S. Second, Jen puts up a $300 P & buys a pair of O's, followed by a $450 X, the last vowels of two U's, but then a disqualification for duplicating the P. After that unfortunate occurrance, Tyrel gets the LaT & Talia tries to solve...

A / _ O _ A _

E X P E _ I E N _ E _

T O U _ / _ U I _ E

...she'll need A LOCAL EXPERIENCED TOUR GUIDE, because she's just taken the lead w/ $750 & a $6K Caravan.com Guatamalan Tour, a total round worth $6,750.

SOLE DUD: $300 S (Talia)

SOLE LaT: Tyrel

SOLE DQ: Jen (P repeat)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: KH8239310 (Kimesha H. from Texas)

As we begin the IHOP Mystery/Before & After Round, Jen duds out immediately w/ T. Second, Tyrel hits the same Bankrupt he previously got for the second time tonight. Third, Talia calls three N's for $900, buys two A's & an E, but then calls for an R when it's a dud. Returning to Jen, she lands on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar one & calls two G's. She risks her WC by flipping it over...but she Bankrupts out. Next, Tyrel calls a dud of S, Talia has a $550 L appear, then she buys the leftover vowels (an O & two I's) prior to running into the LaT. Afterwards, Jen lights up a $600 pair of C's, a $500 H & three K's for the gift tag from The Maids...

C H I C K E N / A / L A

K I N G

K O N G

...& she eats some CHICKEN A LA KING KONG for $2,100 in cash & gift card.

DUDS: $300 R (Talia), $800 S (Tyrel), $400 T (Jen)

SOLE LaT: Talia

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Tyrel, Jen)

The last TU's topic is Food & Drink:

_ L I _ _ _

H O N _ Y _ E W

Talia gets some SLICED HONEYDEW to improve to $9,750 in cash & tour.

Last Chance Round subject's Song Title & consonants each pay $1,600. After we get a P to appear on the board...

M _ _ _ C / C _ R P _ T

R _ D _

...Tyrel solves Steppenwolf's "MAGIC CARPET RIDE" for $3,200 extra & leaves as the runner-up w/ eight grand. Jen bows out w/ her Mystery Round bank ($2,100 in cash & gift tag) & Talia hangs on w/ $9,750 in cash & Guatemala.

Just $19,850 in overall winnings has been posted tonight.

DUDS: L (Jen), N (Talia), S (Tyrel)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $3,250

Big Money Round: Talia's Bonus Wheel spin comes to a halt on the R. Here's what the RSTLNE six-pack does for her on a Thing:

_ _ S

R _ _ T E

Here we go again- she calls BCFU &...

B U S

R _ U T E

...she's taken the BUS ROUTE to $45K, for a grand total of $54,750 in cash & trip!

Wipeout: The lowdown on the Qualifier this week- there's a Scarecase to start, a diving board's next to the Spring Fling & Fluffer Nutter Sandwiches being made in the Kitchen.

Notables:

Claire "Mrs. Fixie" Voisine: 4:50.4

Skip "The Lab Rat" Dickinson: 2:36.2

Leslie "Former Gymnast" Kussman: 5:40.6 (last player to make the Round 2 cut)

Also going to the Scareousel are Annie Hooker, Hagop Kharikian, David "Old Man" Sanford, Caryn "Totally Rude" Ayala, Marcel George, Cristina "Fiesty Fiancee" Chavez, Amanda Cook, "Fun-Sized" Sarah Krimple & Mario Ponce, Jr.

Advancing to Round 3 (which tonight is called the Colisseum): Skip, Mario, David, Leslie, Claire & Cristina

However, Mario has been MEDICALLY DQ'ED, so Caryn will replace him.

ADVANCING TO THE WIPEOUT ZONE: Skip, Caryn & Claire

THE WZ: On her only shot at this, Caryn's time is...13:54.16. Skip...soundly beats it w/ 6:39.5...






































































































...& he wins!

(Note: At this point, until April 28th, new episodes of "Wipeout" will air every two weeks.)

(Also: Despite Final Jeopardy! being swept, Ellen Dickens finished last & left w/ $22,700, while Amanda Wallwin won w/ $19K.)

Episode ratings:

8: "Ca$h Cab Chicago" & "Wipeout"

7: "Catch 21" & "The Price is Right"

6: "Jeopardy!", "Let's Make a Deal" & "Wheel of Fortune"

"Survivor: Redemption Island" 3/30

DUEL #5: Matt Elrod & Stephanie Valencia had to face the 20-square matching board; it took five matches to win.

By a score of 5-3, Matt...











































































...DID IT AGAIN!

CHALLENGE #7: Both tribes had to run through an obstacle course & collect ball bags before shooting all six balls into their basket in order to win immunity & a trip to an afternoon picnic.

The winners were...















































































...Ometepe once again!

TRIBAL COUNCIL #7: By a vote of 4-2 over David Murphy, Sarita White was booted to R.I.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Top Chef: All-Stars"- CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

THE FINAL CHALLENGE: Make a dream restaurant that features a four-course menu.

To determine who will be their sous chefs, all of the other contestants this season have 30 minutes to make amuse bouches. Then, the two finalists will blindly pick their three favorites, making those chefs their assistants.

Notable Guest Judge: Hubert Keller

Team Richard Blais: Spike Mendelsohn, Angelo Sosa & Antonia Lofaso

Team Mike Isabella: Tiffani Faison, Jennifer Carroll & Carla Hall

FINAL DISHES:

RICHARD (Tongue & Cheek):

Amuse Bouche: Raw oyster w/ Creme Fraiche, pearls & salsa verde

First Course: Raw Hamachi w/ fried veal, sweetbreads, garlic mayo & pickled celery

Second Course: Pork belly & black cod cutlet w/ bone marrow, beets, Brussels Sprouts & kumquat

Third Course: Beef short rib w/ mushrooms, red cabbage marmalade & celery root horseradish puree

Final Course: Rosemary caramel custard & pine nuts w/ citrus, celery & apple

MIKE (Restaurant 17):

First Course: Spiced beets w/ Mozzarella, truffle & chocolate vinaigrette Second Course: Halibut w/ kumquat marmalade, cauliflower puree & pancetta crumbs

Third Course: Braised pork shoulder w/ pepperoni sauce, roasted cabbage & turnips

Final Course: Cornbread w/ foie gras ice cream & whipped mango

When this season is said & done, the biggest money winner ever on this reality GS is...

























































































































...RICHARD, FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF $225K!!!!!! Mike leaves w/ $20K & the Toyota Prius.

3/30/2011 Results

LMaD: Wayne Brady's wearing glasses again, so being his assistant for the day's first deal is Doris (dressed as a doctor). First, with the small box (Jonathan) in play, Monique (dressed as a devil) declines $500 & $700 from Doris' bankroll to win...a Canon EOS 70 digital SLR camera worth $2,179. Secondly, Melissa (dressed as a Joker) steals $1,200 from Doris so that she can give the Big Box back...there was a small game room that included the "Arcade Legends" gaming machine worth $4,896. Finally, Doris takes The Big Risk on Curtain #1, meaning she just said goodbye to $5,696 in cash & games...& only takes away $200 & some ZONKROAST COFFEE.

This morning's Name That Sound couple are Joshua (dressed as a referee; he'll be the soundmaker) & Lyndsey (dressed as an Amazonian Queen).

1. Bird- BIRD ($1K)

2. Tea kettle- TEA KETTLE ($1.5K)

3. Chainsaw- MOTORCYCLE

They're also going for TBR, which is behind Curtain #3...in their case, it's paid off w/ today's DEALER'S DELIGHT, the 2011 KIA Rio- PERFECT DEAL!

Samantha (dressed as a sailor) is going on a little shopping spree w/ a grand in hand. First, she buys what's in Jonathan's designated pocket for half that amount...but it's a penalty prize, a landfill trip. She uses the other half of her cash to purchase Wayne's pocket...which has the card redeemble for the $1,999 Cali Classic scooter. After that, she keeps it, declining Curtain #2 in the process...which had the $7,999 spa.

Joanne (dressed as a chicken) is playing the $250 Seven Envelopes Deal for the 2011 Ford Focus (Curtain #1). She chooses Envelopes #4, #1 & #3.

1. #4- $100

2. #1- $50 ($150)

Later on, she bails out w/ $1K & $4,330 worth of skiing/snowboarding gear (Curtain #2).

FINAL ENVELOPE: #3- $100

The next deal's called "A Trip Down Memory Lane"; Monique's sitting in that throne today.

Round 1 (Red Small Box): YES FOR $700- Unique Spa package ($1.5K)

Round 2 (Green Small Box): YES FOR $800- Michael Greene & Co. topaz/diamond earrings ($2,343)

TBR (Curtain #3): NO- Trip to St. Thomas

The last regular trader of the day's Matthew (dressed as a genie w/ a yellow feather on top). He can either have the $2.5K fake and/or real money envelope or have a look at what's in the SB (Jonathan). He wants the box for now...at the very least, he just gave back $1.5K. After being tempted w/ the electric item back at Curtain #1, he stays w/ the SB...but he's been ZONKED w/ the rocky road ice cream. He misses out on a moderate TiVo package priced at $2,529.

THE BIG DEAL: Joanne fell just short of a car, but maybe she'll get a second chance at one during the Big Deal of the Day, which is worth $26,295. She picks Door #3. The middle door had a kitchen worth...$2,129. That means she actually has to head on over to...the $6,994 bedroom. Left in #1 today was the Honda Civic DX-VP & the trip to Whistler.

TPiR: I'm surprised we haven't gotten skunked since the second day of February (especially when we've had a few $85K+ winners & a 3 Strikes win). Filling out Contestant's Row first are Elise Albert, Mary Epstein, Dayna Winter-Nolte & Jais Malcolm. The first IUFB's swimwear (Rachel behind splitting sign).

Jais: $630/Dayna: $300/Mary: $700/Elise: $750

ARP: $1,381

Elise plays Bonkers for a trip to the Taino Beach Resort & Clubs in The Bahamas (Rachel at Door #3). She gets off to a slow start when she places her first marker before immediately trying to hit the buzzer. Anyway, the starting board:

5 6 4 7

1. HLHL- INCORRECT

2. HHHL- WIN!

ARP: $9,971 (Drew says this in post-production)

Fifth is Gerald Burke & the second IUFB's the VocoPro machine (Gwendolyn in the clam).

Gerald: $1,350/Jais: $1,501/Dayna: $1,502/Mary: BUCK

ARP: $1K

Mary plays Any Number for either a Fuego BBQ (Amber) or the RAM 1500 (Std., Liner, Hitch, Prot)(Rachel at Door #2).

1. 6- BBQ ($ 6 _ _)

2. 7- RAM ($ 2 _ , 7 _ _)

3. 4- BBQ ($ 6 4 _)

4. 2- RAM ($ 2 2 , 7 _ _)

5. 8- RAM ($ 2 2 , 7 8 _)

6. 5- Butt Bank ($ 5 . _ _)

7. 0- Butt Bank ($ 5 . _ 0)

FINAL PICK: 9- WINS $649 BBQ

RAM: $22,781

Left behind in Butt Bank: $5.30

Sixth is Susan Wells & the third one-bid's a Justex men's watch held by Amber.

Susan: $995/Gerald: $1,400/Jais: $850/Dayna: $1,401

All have overbid.

Susan: $695/Gerald: $775/Jais: $550/Dayna: BUCK

ARP: $750

Susan plays One Wrong Price for two iPads marked at $1,553 (Rachel), a Ligna Queen bed marked at $1,897 (Gwen) & the Mitsubishi 82" HDTV marked at $4,198 (Amber). She picks the bed, but I would've gone w/ the iPads...good for her- the bed's $2,759 instead!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:

Mary ($1,649): WINS $1K

Susan ($9,260): 70 + Half-Dollar = OVER BY TWO DIMES

Elise ($11,352): 60 + 95 = OVER

Mary's Bonus Spin...goes one notch too many to $.80.

The third orange player's Jacob Christensen from the University of Nebraska & the fourth IUFB's the red LG (also an official NCAA sponsor) washer/dryer (Rachel at Door #2).

Jacob: $1,760/Gerald: $1,761/Jais: $3K/Dayna: $1,762

ARP: $2,768

Dayna plays the Range Game for those twin Honda Rebels worth $7,998 (Amber & Gwen at Door #3). Out of a range of $7,600-$8,200...she just kills it by stopping the board at $7,920-$8,170!

Next on our contestant menu's Air Force member Thomas Shuler & the fifth one-bid's a stainless-steel cappuccino machine (Amber behind rising sign).

Thomas: $399/Jacob: $499/Gerald: $500/Jais: $501

ARP: $1,980

Jais from Michigan, the last of the FF to qualify (& currently a model), plays Punch-a-Bunch (Gwen w/ the big bill, Rachel w/ the SPs).

1. Red rechargable vacuum
IS NOT: $32
PICK: HIGHER- $60

2. Chef'sChoice knife sharpener
IS NOT: $67
PICK: LOWER- $53

3. Fusion Commercial oven
IS NOT: $205
PICK: LOWER- $150

4. Cuisinart Smart Stick
IS NOT: $60
PICK: HIGHER- $44

He takes a jab at Holes #13, #26 & #34...first up is a thou. He goes on...after $500 comes a $100 slip.

George Gray's last name is Angela Masalatis & the final one-bid item's a DXG camcorder (Gwen & Rachel).

Angela: $545/Thomas: $699/Jacob: $550/Gerald: $551

ARP: $600

Gerald's the second person this week to play the Money Game, but in his case, it's for the Focus (Std., AT, Prot, Mats)(Amber at Door #2). Board:

(90)(39)(78)
(16)(17)(82)
(57)(18)(44)

MIDDLE NUMBER: 8 ($ 1 _ , 8 _ _)

After he maxes out on the front of the car for $33 (17 was first), his last two choices are...90 & 78 for a final total of $201, making him the next Front & Back Trick victim (ARP: $18,844).

SCSD #2:

Gerald ($801): Dime + 90 = WINS ANOTHER $1K

Jais ($2,353): 15 + 75 = DIME SHORT

Dayna ($10,766): WINS $1K ALSO

BONUS SPIN-OFF #2 THIS WEEK:

Gerald: $.80

Dayna: $.85 (Gerald leaves w/ $1,801 in cash & camcorder)

SHOWCASE #1: Avanti Fitness CG6 cardio gym & a $2K shoporagnic gift card (Rachel at Door #1), a $5K bonus (Amber) & the Catalina sailboat (Gwen at Door #3)

DAYNA PASSES TO MARY; MARY BIDS $24.5K ON BOAT SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR BOAT SHOWCASE: $24,895

DAYNA'S AROUND THE WORLD SHOWCASE (Rachel at Door #2): Tonga, Singapore & Rome

DAYNA BIDS $28,652 ON AROUND THE WORLD SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR AROUND THE WORLD SHOWCASE: $28,800

MARY'S SHOWCASE ARP: $32,304 (Difference: $7,804)

DAYNA'S SHOWCASE ARP: $22,692- MARY WINS!

Mary wins $34,953, including $6K in green; Dayna leaves w/ $11,766 in cash & prizes.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 3-3

TOTAL WINNINGS: $71,475

IMPORTANT NOTES: "American Idol's" Constantine Maroulis will appear on Tuesday's episode, while Holly Robinson Peete & Julie Chen will make cameos a week from today; also, Drew will stop by "The Talk" next Wednesday.

21: Wednesday's panel (Episode 4093):

Philip (originally from Milwaukee)- A wedding DJ/coordinator who will be doing this at his brother's wedding

Brad (Orange County, CA)- A sophomore engineer who once got scared off by an alligator while he was paddling in Costa Rica

Lori (originally from Oklahoma)- L.A. graphic designer/photographer

Round 1 Base Cards:

Philip: (7C)/Brad: (8S)/Lori: (QH)

Maingame Bonus Trip: Reno

1. According to an ABC News poll, 50% of women say what about the first time they had sex- they were too young, their partner was too old or (unknown)?

Brad: Too young- CORRECT (100)

CARD: 2 OF SPADES; KEEPS IT (10)

2. Who famously said "I want my life back" when he got tired of overseeing the Gulf oil spill for BP- Tony Hayward, Rahm Emanuel or Governor Bobby Jindal?

Brad: Tony- RIGHT (200)

CARD: QUEEN OF SPADES; FREEZES AT 20

3. Last year, fans rejoiced when what A-lister finally trimmed his beard, making him look years younger than his Benjamin Button character?

Lori: Brad Pitt- CORRECT (100)

CARD: JACK OF SPADES, WHICH IS PASSED TO PHILIP (17)

4. Late at night, what keyboardist can be seen playing his organ near his boss, David Letterman?

Philip: Paul Shaffer- RIGHT (100)

CARD: 6 OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PASSED TO LORI (16)

5. If you get home late & your wife asks "Where's the beef?", she might be in the mood for burgers from what fast-food chain that previously used that slogan?

Philip: Wendy's- RIGHT (200)

CARD: 2 OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PASSED TO LORI (18)

6. Bankable actor Johnny Depp played bank robber John Dillinger in what 2009 movie- "Watchmen", "Public Enemies" or "The Untouchables"?

Philip: TIME OVER

Lori: "Public Enemies"- CORRECT (200)

CARD: ACE OF HEARTS; PASSES TO PHILIP (18)

7. Because they always loved the good party, George Washington & John Adams were members of what political party- Federalists, Republicans or Democrats?

Philip: Federalists- RIGHT (300)

CARD: KING OF CLUBS, BUSTING LORI

FINAL CARD FOR PHILIP: JACK OF CLUBS- BRAD WINS OPENING ROUND (700)

Round 2 Base Cards:

Philip: (6C)/Brad: (5H)/Lori: (6S)

This is how the board changes four questions later:

Philip: (6C)(5D) = 11 (600)/Brad: (5H)(JH) = 15 (800)/Lori: (6S)(9H)(10S)- ELIMINATED (200)

5. Nothing fishy about it- Shamu might know sardines are packed w/ what essential nutrient- Vitamin C, D or E?

Philip: D- RIGHT (700)

CARD: 9 OF CLUBS- WINS ROUND 2

Championship Round Base Cards:

Philip: (4H)/Brad: (JD)

1. Though it only turned 50 years old in 2008, what organization requires that all of its members must be at least 50 years old?

Brad: AARP- YES

CARD: ACE OF CLUBS- WINS GAME & TRIP!

BLACKJACK BONANZA W/ THREE POWER CHIPS:

OPENING CARDS:

Hand #1: (AC)/Hand #2: (7D)/Hand #3: (8D)

1. JACK OF HEARTS; HAND #1 CLEARED ($1K)

2. 2 OF SPADES; PLACES IN HAND #3 (10)

3. 2 OF DIAMONDS; ALSO PLACED IN HAND #3 (12)

4. 5 OF DIAMONDS; CHANGES IT (two PCs left)

5. 10 OF CLUBS, WHICH IS CHIPPED ALSO (one PC left; could've reached $5K level by now)

6. KING OF SPADES; FINAL CHIP USED

7. QUEEN OF DIAMONDS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #2 (17); GOES ON

8. 8 OF CLUBS, WHICH IS PLACED IN HAND #3 (20); STOPS W/ $2K & THE TRIP (could've won $25K by this point)

FINAL CARD: 5 OF SPADES

WoF: As the $1,000 Toss-Up gets loaded in, a Place is required:

_ I T C H E R ' S _ O _ N _

Colin solves the baseball-related PITCHER'S MOUND to score first; remember, MLB's new season begins tomorrow. Now, to Wednesday's player roster:

Colin Seale (Vegas; originally from Brooklyn)- A part-time law student & middle school math teacher who enjoys dancing; he's also a former hip-hop instructor

Lee Anne Cox (Auburn, MA)- Systems engineer for a large defense contractor/college football fan

Theresa Cantwell (Charleston, SC)- Legal assistant to a real estate developer

$2K TU category will be On the Map:

_ _ _ T H

_ A _ _ _ A

Colin takes an early stab at it w/ SOUTH DAKOTA...tripler.

After a Voyagaire houseboat trip on Crane Lake to Minnesota worth $6,327 goes onto the big circle, the ally bank Jackpot Round category's Song/Artist- that could be up Colin's alley. But he Bankrupts right out of the gate next to the $2.5K wedge. Secondly, Lee Anne calls four T's for $1,200, buys four E's, calls a $450 H & a $550 B & buys an A before calling three S's for another nine Benjamins, two R's for $1,200 more & a $300 M & cleaning out the vowels (one U & I & two O's). After she puts up a P for the Wild Card, a Y for the HiSunglasses gift tag & two L's for the houseboat, we have...

S T A R T / M E / U P

B Y / T H E

R O L L I _ _

S T O _ E S

...she solves "START ME UP" BY THE ROLLING STONE for $10,677 in cash & prizes.

SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE ROUND: Colin

LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7.5K

First in the Before & After Round, Lee Anne calls three T's for $1.5K & two N's for another $900, but she then loses a turn by buying A, the only dud vowel on this board. Second, Theresa calls a $900 S, purchases two E's, but she then spins Lose a Turn. Third, Colin wastes a Free Play landing by repeating the A & then gets the LaT as well. Back to Lee Anne, she inserts four R's for another $2,200, buys two O's & a U, but she then LaTs out for the second time in the round. Theresa then calls for a $500 L & a $300 H & the board now...

R _ _ H T

T U R N / O N

R E _

L O _ S T E R

...she makes a RIGHT TURN ON RED LOBSTER to get on the board w/ $1,450 & keep control.

SOLE DUD: A (Lee Anne)

LaTs: 3 (two by Theresa, Colin)

SOLE DQ: Colin (A bobble)

The IHOP Mystery/Prize Puzzle Round asks for a Phrase. She initially calls two S's for $1,800 & buys three E's & that's followed by three T's while on the Mystery Wedge in between FP & LaT. She risks her $1,550...$10K! After two O's get bought, she goes Bankrupt next to the top dollar space to lose the remaining $11,300. Doggone. Colin then buzzes in...

T _ E _ E ' S / _ O T

_ / _ _ O _ _ / _ _

T _ E / S _ _

...he admits "THERE'S NOT A CLOUD IN THE SKY" for the mystery trip to the Rincon Beach Resort worth $6,100, $9,100 total.

SOLE BANRKUPT: Theresa

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: AS0779425 (Allan S. from Hawaii)

The topic of the final TU's Show Biz:

M O V _ E

_ R _ I L _ _ S

Lee Anne blanks out; she also says the right solution a little too late.

M O V I E

T R _ I L _ _ S

Colin solves MOVIE TRAILERS to re-gain first place w/ $12,100 in cash & Puerto Rico.

He'll also begin a Person puzzle, first w/ a $600 pair of T's, five E's & a $15K trio of N's before the Last Chance Bell is heard...

_ _ N _ _ E _ _ _ _ N _ _

_ E _ _ E _ E N T _ T _ _ E

...the remaining consonants are valued at $1.5K apiece. Later, Theresa has a trio of S's pop up...

_ _ N _ R E S S _ _ N _ L

R E _ R E S E N T _ T _ _ E

...this non-CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE adds $4.5K to her final third-place bank of $5,950. Lee Anne leaves w/ her Jackpot Round haul of $10,677 in cash & goodies & that last TU solve of his "Seales" the deal for Colin w/ $12,100 in cash & trip!

$28,727 in cash & merchandise has been passed out tonight to this very moment.

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $11,300

Big Money Round: Colin's a better player than his current winnings indicate; let's hope he can really prove it right now. He spins the I from SPIN & his BMR subject this evening will be Phrase. The first letters that go up:

L _ _ _ _

_ T / _ _ _

For the second night in a row, the endgame's not going to be so dramatic in a good way! After calling GHFI...

L _ _ G H

I T / _ F F

...he may LAUGH IT OFF when it comes to the fact that he's going to have to pay tax & title on the Lexus IS 250 C (even though $5K's being thrown in)! All told, he leaves w/ $65,685 in cash & stuff!

J!: I don't mean to jinx all you "Jeopardy!" fans out there, but we have not had a champion retain their championship on April Fool's Day Week in three years. Even w/ just $2.5K so far, sculpture/writer Ted Sitting Crow Garner's trying to buck that trend as soon as this match against:

Paul Cheng (Walnut, CA)- Graduate student of English Ellen Dickens (New Castle, ME)- Adult education director

First Six Categories: A DICKENSIAN NIGHTMARE, UNIVERSITY SPORTS TEAMS, "GENERAL" JOB INFORMATION, BATTLE TO NAME THE WAR, MAGAZINE FEATURES (three are listed on each clue) & 3-LETTER ABBREV.

When they first go to break, Cheng leads $3,000 to Garner's $1,600 & Dickens' $600. Just before the second timeout, Garner's left w/ the Daily Double at the end of "General" Job Information & first place w/ $5,800; he's $1,200 ahead of Cheng & $3,400 over Dickens. He's wagering $1,800, so his lead's at risk on this:

In 1870, Congress created this position to direct the Marine Hospital Service.

"What is The Surgeon General?"...he's still ahead w/ $7,600!

LACH TRASH (all attempted): $1,400

The Rundown for Double Jeopardy!: BIBLICAL PEOPLE & PLACES, PHILMOGRAPHIES (at least two movie titles are given each time), ARTISTS' RETREATS, GET SMART, U.S. GEOGRAPHY & "CH"ILL OUT!

On Clue #4 of this round, Dickens digs up a DD under the middle Artists' Retreat w/ $2,800; Cheng's still second w/ $5,400 & the champion's still in the lead at $8K. She's going for a $5,600 True DD on this clue:

The patronage of Mabel Dodge Luhan made an artists' magnet of this town, 55 miles from Santa Fe.

"What is Taos?"...that's the correct New Mexico city to make her the temporary runner-up! Biblical People & Places is the last attempted category of the round, where the second DD is found by...Dickens on the second clue; this game has gotten tense & tight, as she's a very close third w/ $12,400; Cheng's at $13,800 & is only $200 shy of the champion's lead. The bet from the middle lady is $5K. Here's the answer to possibly put her ahead of the pack:

Ezra was the leader of the Jews who returned from this land, by whose waters they had sat down & wept.

"What is Babylon?"...new leader w/ $17,400!

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1,600 (Biblical People & Places)

UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4K

TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,600

After DJ!: Ted: $12,400/Ellen: $18,600/Paul: $15,800

CORYAT SCORES: Ted: $12,400/Ellen: $18,600/$15,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! TOPIC: Influential 19th Century Thinkers.

At the University of Bonn in 1836, he was wounded in a duel w/ a member of an aristocratic Prussian fraternity.

Ted Sitting Crow Garner wrote down "Who is Karl Marx?" at first, but crossed it off & made his final response "Who is (Friedrich) Nietzsche"...KARL WOULD'VE BEEN RIGHT & HE DROPS TO TWO DOLLARS AS A RESULT OF SECOND-GUESSING HIMSELF. Paul Cheng...is incorrect w/ "Who was (Georg Wilhelm Friedrich) Hegel?" & forfeits $4,200; he's still in the game w/ $11,600. Ellen Dickens only wrote "Who is Marx?"...that's ACCEPTABLE for the title w/ $21,700! Garner leaves w/ $3.5K.

CC: An instant DOUBLE RIDE starts for Debbie & Mike; they're on pace to go 36 blocks to Clark.

$100 Round:

1. Featured in Cold EEZE & ZYCAM, what chemical element's commonly billed as a whole remedy for colds?

Guess: Zinc- CORRECT ($100)

2. Also a series on "Animal Planet", what's the term for the manager who supervises a section of the casino floor?

Guess: "Pit Boss"- RIGHT ($200)(30 blocks left)

3. Last year, what U.S. department debuted a newly-minted blog w/ an inaugural post penned by Secretary Tim Geithner?

Guess: Treasury- RIGHT ($300)

4. Sometimes known as rounded brackets, what punctuation marks are commonly used to indicate multiplication in a math equation?

Guess: Parentheses- RIGHT ($400)(24 blocks to go)

$200 Round:

1. The best-selling iPhone app of 2010, what video game challenges you to take out pesky pigs w/ irate avians?

Guess: "Pig Snort"- ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE FOR STRIKE ONE (A: "Angry Birds")

2. Thanks to his advocy of LSD, what 1960s counter-culture icon did Richard Nixon once call "the most dangerous man alive"?

Guess: Timothy Leary- RIGHT ($600)

3. Popular in Barcelona, .cat is an Internet domain used for websites related to what European language & culture? Mobile Shout-Out: Mike calls his brother Patrick.

STRIKE TWO (A: Catalan)(10 blocks remaining)

4. The seasonal home of over 750K bats, the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge's a landmark of what state capital (which is the home of female wrestler Rachel Summerlyn)?

Guess: Springfield- LOSS (A: Austin)

Broadway & Buckingham is the target block for Josh, Kevin & Tim; Beth wants to drive them 41 blocks. Once this shows up, they've got $300 & one strike against them: RED LIGHT CHALLENGE: According to a Gallup poll, five of the most admired people of the 20th Century are women. Name four of these five iconic women.

Correct people said: Eleanor Roosevelt

Not given: Helen Keller, Jackie Onassis, Margaret Thatcher & Mother Theresa

At the end...w/ two strikes, they take $900 into their double-or-nothing question:

VIDEO BONUS: Known as a scarab in Ancient Egypt, this insect has the strength to move over a thousand times its body weight. W/ a name alluding to its unappetizing diet, what's this brawny variety of beetle?

One of these guys just saw this in class recently- it's the Dung for $1,800!

The final foursome of Bridget, Katie, Megan & Thab are on a 36-block road trip...at $450 & one strike:

RLC #2: As determined by the music magazine Blender, name the big four bands that made up the 1960s British invasion.

Correct music groups said: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks & The Who ($700)

Do they go the distance...NOT QUITE, so a grand goes down the tubes.

SL: Representing The Ready Set are said musician (Jordan from Fort Wayne, IN), Andy (bassist from Virginia Beach), Travis (drummer from Carrollton, TX), Keegan (guitarist from Green Bay, WI), Jason (merchandise manager from Green Bay) & Deryck (sound man from Omaha, NE).

$300 Round:

1. "Sweet Red Corn"- Jordan has half a minute to eat a lipstick-covered corn on the cob.

RESULT: PASS ($300)

2. "Running Water"- While walking on a treadmill, Jason has to be shot by water bottles for :20.

RESULT: FAIL

3. "School Yard Slap"- In his second task out of three for the round, Jordan has to get hit by two girls while they're playing Patty Cake.

RESULT: PASS ($600)

$400 Round:

1. "Not Wanted Greeting"- Deryck has to receive an unpleasant greeting from two ladies wearing pointy hats- one in the front & one in the back.

RESULT: PASS ($1K)

Five-Player Challenge: Deryck's being trapped on a chair by some foul-tasting "Freedom Meat". The remainder of the band has :30 to get him free via eating.

RESULT: PASS ($1,400)

3. "Body Rake"- Travis must allow a male sweeper to sweep the leaves off his body.

RESULT: PASS ($1,800)

$800 Round:

1. "Twister Whack" (Keegan)

RESULT: PASS ($2,600)

2. "Liver Cone"- Andy has 30 seconds to eat a liver paste ice cream cone.

RESULT: DISQUALIFIED

3. "Gloved Catch"- This time, Keegan has to wear a giant baseball glove costume & has to be hit by :30 worth of fastballs from a regulation baseball pitcher.

RESULT: PASS ($3,400)

GRAND CHALLENGE: Keegan GETS THROUGH the "Trapping Glue" to send them home as the other $4,400 winners of the week!

MtWI: The next team to enter the 60-Second Circle are Russell Lloyd from Allen, TX (who's a self-proclaimed geek) & Shannon Houser from Bend, OR. Since these next few weeks are earlier-taped episodes, the Blueprint Bonuses are OFF the table.

Zone 1:

$1K: "Tilt a Cup"

1. PASS W/ :22 LEFT

$2.5K: "Movin' On Up"

1. X

2. PASS W/ :11 LEFT

$5K: "Play It By Ear"

1. PASS

$10K: "Suck It Up"

1. PASS W/ :24 LEFT

Zone 2:

$50K: "Go the Distance"

1. Shannon- XX

2. Russell- XXX

That sends them home w/ 10 $100 bills.

Starting their game off tonight are Michael & Richelle Moh from St. Paul, MN.

Zone 1:

$1K: "Roll With It"

1. Russell- PASS W/ :23 LEFT

$2.5K: "Ball Cap"

1. Richelle- PASS IN :26

$5K: "Octopus"

1. Russell- PASS IN :25

("Millionaire" time's up horn)

(Note: Most of this episode was based around "HOP".)

Episode ratings:

8: "Silent Library" & "Wheel of Fortune"

7: "Catch 21", "Jeopardy!", "Let's Make a Deal" & "The Price is Right"

6: "Ca$h Cab Chicago" & "Minute to Win It"