Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1/25/2012 Results

TPiR: Today's Contestant's Row First Four are made up of Nichole Olson, Chad Briggs, Cynthia Trainor & Richard Lomeli. The first PUFB's an Ocean Kayak Scrambler package (Amber at Door #2)(newer IUFB/truck cue by Michael Karp, I think).

Nichole: $900/Chad: $550/Cynthia: $1,322/Richard: $600

ARP: $770

Richard from Valencia Buckeye, AZ picked the perfect time to get on stage- he's an auto insurance man, his shirt says he needs a new car & this Ford Focus S (Std., Prot, Manag.)(Manuela)(MDS theme by Michael Karp) fits the bill as he plays Lucky $even.

Second digit: 8- 7 ($6 left)
Third digit: 4- 5 ($5 left)
Fourth digit: 8- 9 ($4 left)
Last digit: 5 (ARP: $17,592)

Player #5's Cynthia Thompson & the second IUFB's a hayneedle chaise lounge (Manuela behind splitting sign)(Gwendolyn behind splitting sign)("Self Back Home" by Gym Class Heroes featuring Neon Hitch).

Nichole: $600/Chad: $650/Cynthia Tr.: $872/CYNTHIA TH.: $750

Nice try, Trainor, but Nichole from Minnesota (who's an executive assistant for a hog farmer) wins the $500 bonus for this one-bid! She plays Now...or Then for a six-night trip to the Marriott Casamagna Cancun Resort worth $5,045 (Manuela at Door #4)("You Da One" by Rihanna). She has to decide whether these groceries come from today or February 1996- a box of Krusteaz Blueberry Complete Pancake Mix marked at $3.29, a 46-ounce can of V8 marked at $1.6, a tube of Wilson royal blue cake decorating gel marked at $2.29, a six-pack of GOOD HUMOR Strawberry Shortcake bars marked at $2.89, a four-pack of 3M Post-Its marked at $2.75 & the circular container of Pine Bros. Natural Honey Softish Throat Drops marked at $2.99.

1. Mix: NOW
2. V8: THEN
3. Gel: WIN W/ NOW! (Other Then: Ice cream)

Going red second's Brenda Denney & the third one-bid prizes are a Marc Jacobs handbag & leather trenchcoat (Amber in front of CR)("It Girl" by Jason Derulo).

BRENDA: $1,595/Chad: $2,200/Cynthia Tr.: $500/Cynthia Th.: $600

ARP: $1,026

Thompson, who wanted a dishwasher from "Price" when she was 10 but now in need of some money, plays SWAP Meet for a pair of RITMO watches (Gwen; base prize)("In the Dark" by Dev for this only; "Fortune Hunter" by Edd Kalehoff for the rest), a MacBook Pro w/ a printer (Manuela), a propane gas grill (Daniel Goddard) & the VocoPro Champion set (Amber). This Cynthia selects the grill...$2,049, whereas the watches are $1K ($500 apiece).

MacBook- $2,829
Karaoke machine- $1K

Cynthia Th. ($1,026): WINS $1K
Nichole ($6,145): Dime + 65 = Three Quarters
Richard ($18,362): 85 + 30 = OVER BY $.15

The first Cynthia's Bonus Spin...stops on $.35.

The second green player's name determined to be Romulo Tamayo & the fourth PUFB's an American Heritage John Boos gathering block (Amber & Manuela)("Just a Kiss" by Lady Antebellum).

Brenda: $425/Chad: $550/Cynthia Tr.: $375 (STAGE GARF)/ROMULO: $500

Chad wins that $1,089 item, completes the FF Sweep & this Tennessee truck driver plays the Range Game for a kitchen w/ $2K worth of organic groceries (Gwen at Door #3)("I Like It Like That" by Hot Chelle Rae feat. New Boyz). Out of a range of $8.5K-$9,100, he stops at $8,707-$8,857...but loses by a $10 bill.

The next-to-last new participant this morning's Ja'karra Walker & GUFB #5's a foldable treadmill (Daniel working out on it)("Work Out" by J. Cole).

Brenda: $1,502/JA'KARRA: $1,200/Cynthia Tr.: $1.5K/Romulo: $1,501

ARP: $1,900

Brenda, a Second Generation gospel singer from Oak Grove, AR, plays Master Key (MGHS theme by Edd) for the '12 MINI Cooper HT (Amber)($21,450), 30 pieces of MOR skincare/candles (Manuela) & the Rainforest 31 steam shower (Gwen)($2,399; "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People for the SPs).

1. Cupcake maker
SETUP: 230

2. 24-ounce porcelain teapot
SETUP: 345

#3 opens the shower lock...but #1's the MK!

The last newbie's Somer Brown from the front row & the final IUFB's that Cuadra machine (Gwen at Door #5)("Young, Wild & Free" by Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg feat. Bruno Mars).

SOMER: $350 (STAGE GARF)/Ja'Karra: $600/Cynthia Tr.: $700/Romulo: $701

That $1,980 device belongs to California union carpenter Romulo & he plays Bonkers for a pair of '12 Yamaha Zuma 125s (Amber & Manuela at Door #3)("In Paris" by Jay-Z & Kanye West). Base numbers:

7 5 3 5

FINAL TRY: LHHL- LOSS (I don't think it would've counted, anyway)(ARP: $6,700)

SCSD #2 (beauty stuff not factored into these totals):
Chad ($1,089): $.60
Romulo ($1,980): Half-Dollar + 60 = OVER BY A DIME
Brenda ($25,824): Quarter + 65 = WINS W/ $.90!

Unless something drastic changes, her MINI WON'T be seen again today, win, lose or draw. Kitch & I are hoping that she wins at least her Showcase so that we can find out what that MOR package cost.

SHOWCASE #1 (Amber w/ Door #1)("Good Feeling" by Flo Rida):

Left- Two pairs of digital binoculars
Inside- Six-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar (Amber; also includes a San Diego Safari adventure) & a three-night Serious Safari Company safari in Tanzania



BRENDA'S SHOWCASE ("We Found Love" by Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris):

Door #3- Outdoor living room group w/ Napoleon freestanding waterfall (Gwen)
Door #4- Five-night vacation to the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville, NC (Amber)
Door #2- Sea-Doo Speedster (Daniel & Manuela)

BRENDA BIDS 25 GRAND ON TRIP/SEA DOO SHOWCASE (she wanted to say $22.5K instead, but she was a split-second too late)


BTW, whoever wins at least their extravaganza will also win a free backstage tour of "The Young & The Restless" w/ Daniel.

BID: $18,500
ARP: $20,860

BID: $25,000
ARP: $27,319
DIFFERENCE: $2,319- WIN BY $41!

The skincare Brenda won was worth $460 (& Thompson leaves w/ $2,026 in cash & accessories), making her exact total in prizes on the day $53,603!

FINAL MINI LOCATION: Right side of Door #2


Video Bonus: Brenda's Backstage Tour

WoF: I doubt we'll see any more Caitlin Burke moments the rest of the week.

$1K T-U: Phrase

_ P A N _ _ N _

T H E / _ _ O _ E

I believe these were the first words in the opening spiel of "Wide World of Sports" & Precious knows they're "SPANNING THE GLOBE...". Tonight's winning wannabes:

Precious Haines (Manhattan Beach, CA)- A security manager married to Tommy for two years who likes to eat (she should've been on Fabulous Food Week next week)
Cheryl Baker (Hernando, MS; her last name kinda suggests that she should've appeared next week, too)- A grandma married to Steve w/ their own basketball team, four children & three stepkids
Billy Irwin (Cabot, AR)- A specialty representative for a pharmaceutical company & a nephew of Francis Scott Key married to Shannon for almost 13 years w/ two children

$2K T-U: Food & Drink

_ _ _ _ C _ / _ N I O N

_ _ _ _

Billy tastes some FRENCH ONION SOUP.

Featured Trip of the Night: Peru from g ($7,298)

Eggland's Best Jackpot Round: Event

He gets going w/ a T for tour but then loses that wedge right back to the Bankrupt next to the Wild Card. Secondly, Precious Free Plays two E's, calls five N's for the green 1/2 KIA & $2.5K & two L's while on Jackpot, then she buys the rest of the vowels (three A's, an I, two O's & a U) & calls up two S's for another grand & the other 1/2 KIA...

A N N U A L / S A L E S

_ O N _ E N T I O N their ANNUAL SALES CONVENTION, the KIA corporate people will be talking about how "Wheel" just gave away another one of their $15K '12 Souls; her total for this round's $18.5K in cash & automobile!


Current U.S. Scores:

Precious: $19.5K in cash & KIA/Cheryl: $0/Billy: $2K

Precious' Current Aussie Score: 1,450

Mystery Round: Before & After

Still in command on all fronts, Precious first calls for three N's while on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar one. She gives back the three G's...for 10! After a $300 T & an E buy comes the Lose a Turn. Second, Cheryl calls two S's for six bills, buys three A's & says a D for the WC prior to buying the I as the final vowel & calling the $350 B at the beginning. We have now...


S _ _ I T


...she finds some BANANA SPLIT ENDS to retain control & earn the other $550.

SOLE LaT: Precious

Current U.S. Scores:

Precious: $19.5K in cash & KIA/Cheryl: $1K (WC)/Billy: $2K

Aussie Scores:

Precious: 1,700/Cheryl: 550/Billy: 0

Prize Puzzle Round: Fun & Games

Cheryl's first letters are three T's for 12 bills but then a negative in F. Second, Billy says quad N's for $3,600 & buys seven A's & two I's, followed by a $500 S, a $400 D, an O purchase, a $1K couple of R's. Following a $600 L is the other regular Bankrupt to take away $5,350, giving Precious a chance to solve this board...

T A _ I N _ / A N

I S L A N D / T O _ R

_ _ / _ A T A _ A R A N

...she'll be TAKING AN ISLAND TOUR BY CATAMARAN on her trip to The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort & Spa w/ travel worth $8,265.

SOLE DUD: $600 F (Cheryl)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: SM8492050 (Sherry M.)

Current American Scores:

Precious: $27,765 in cash & stuff/Cheryl: $1K (WC)/Billy: $2K

Current Aussie Scores:

Precious: 1,700/Cheryl: 950/Billy: 0

WHEEL Deals! Wednesday Offer of the Week: $30 cafepress shopping voucher for half the price; use the SonyCard & the price drops even further to $13

$3K T-U: Proper Name

R _ _ E R T

D _ _ _ E Y / _ R .

Billy gets ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. to turn his $2K into $5K.

Last Chance Round: Quotation

Consonants are all valued at...the $1,300 minimum. After an M call by that man...

_ L L / R _ _ _ S

L _ _ _ / T _ / R _ M _

...he says "ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME" to send him back home w/ $3,900 additional.

DUDS: H (Cheryl), N (Precious)

Final U.S. Scores:

Precious: $27,765 in cash & prizes/Cheryl: $1K/Billy: $8,900
GRAND TOTAL: $37,665

Final Aussie Scores:

Precious: 2,300/Cheryl: 1,550/Billy: 600

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $12,648 in cash & Peru

Big Money Round #87: I guarantee that we'll have a BR win this week on Wayoshi & I's birthday (which of course's tomorrow); let's see if we get one a night early from Precious. She spins the I in SPIN at the last possible moment.

Category: Thing

I have a feeling what the first word of this puzzle is as soon as Vanna lights:

_ R E _ _ _ _ S

_ _ R _ _

CPGA gives her...

P R E C _ _ _ S

C A R G _

...who knew? The PRECIOUS CARGO she's won is in the form of $35K cash, for a grand total of $62,765 in cash & merchandise!

Video Bonus: Precious' Epic BR Win

J!: It would be so nice to have Kirby Burnett enter the month-long tourney break as a seven-time winner. But here to stop him tonight are:

Christen Lee (Richmond, CA)- Social enterprise worker
Taylor Cope (Chicago)- Financial analyst

Kevin puts up these to begin this match:


Kirby's slightly in third place at halftime w/ $2K; Christen's leading Taylor by a grand, $3,600-$2,600. Christen's starting to gain steam as she gets to the Daily Double behind the center Bird Books spot w/ $4,400; Taylor's barely in second over Kirby, $2,600-$2,400. She'll wager the champ's current score ($2,400) & the lead on this clue:

A 1993 raid in Mogadishu that left 18 American soldiers dead's chronicled in this book by journalist Mark Bowden.

"What is 'Black Hawk Down'?"...right to move into Lock Game Territory w/ $6,800; she ends the Jeopardy! Round w/ nine large; Taylor's at $5,800 & Kirby's starting the second round of play w/ $3,400.


DJ! Category List:


A clue before the midway mark of this round, Taylor picks off a DD from the next-to-last clue under More 4 Years w/ $8,200; Christen's now in second w/ $9,400 because Kirby's in front w/ $13,400. Taylor wagers $2,200, so to take second right away from Christen:

On Nov. 17, 1734, journalist John Peter Zenger was arrested for this; a landmark freedom of the press case ensued.

"What is blasphemy?"...uh, no; it was libel, setting him back at $6K. Christen then gets the last one from the second Plant Science position & trails the champ by $1,600, $14,600-$13K, for first. Her gamble on this answer's $6K:

This yellow flower of the genus Tagetes is often associated w/, but probably NOT named for, The Virgin Mary.

"What is Marigold?" it for $19K & the lead back!

SOLE TS OF THE ROUND (unattempted): $2K (Plant Science)

Going Into the Final:

Kirby: $13,800
Taylor: $14K
Christen: $23,400


Kirby: $13,800
Taylor: $16,200
Christen: $16,400

FJ! TOPIC: International Sports Stars.

In 2002, his #10 jersey from the '70 World Cup finals sold at auction for a record $220,850.

Kirby Burnett
correctly agrees w/ me on "Who is Pele" for the $27,600 DOUBLER! As for the rest of this panel...Taylor Cope's the new champ w/ a DOUBLER of his own to $28K! Christen Lee must've misunderstood the clue, because she thought of Hockey Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux & she would've won by a buck; instead, she leaves w/ $1K while Kirby flies back to where he came from w/ $59,800.

B IQ: Staying in the AL East/Central bracket:

PRELIMINARY GAME #3: Howie Starkman vs. Curt Nelson

Leadoff Home Run: Who was the last MLB team to switch leagues?
Curt: Brewers

CATEGORIES: World Series MVPs, The Ultimate Game, Vintage Ballparks, Managing Mr. May, Motor City Sluggers, Their Average Was Better Than Average, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? & Sitting on the Cactus League

#1: World Series MVPs- '90s, other than Paul Molitor (8)
GUESSES: Jose Rijo, Pat Borders, Jack Morris & Derek Jeter- CURT
BIG INNING: Tom Glavine, John Wetteland, Livan Hernandez & Scott Brosius (4)(he also knew the other one of Mariano Rivera)

#2: Managing Mr. May- Managers Dave Winfield Played More than One Game For Other than Bucky Dent (16)
GUESSES: Cito Gaston, Tom Kelly, John McNamara, Billy Martin & Buck Showalter- CURT (5)(Others: Yogi Berra, Jerry Coleman, Roger Craig (obviously NOT the "J!" champ), Alvin Dark, Mike Hargrove, Clyde King, Bob Lemon, Gene Michael, Lou Pinella, Doug Rader, Buck Rodgers & Don Zimmer)

#3: The Ultimate Game- Pitchers to Start & Win WS Game 7 Since Start of '46 Other than Bob Gibson (14)
GUESSES: Bret Saberhagen, Chris Carpenter, Jack Morris & Sandy Koufax- HOWIE (1)(Others: John Lackey, Frank Viola, Joaquin Andujar, Ken Holtzman, Steve Blass, Micky Lolich, Ralph Terry, Lew Burdette, Johnny Kucks & Johnny Podres)

#4: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?- Most Hits in the '30s (20; all of them had at least 1,300)
GUESSES: Pie Traynor & Lou Gherig- CURT (6)(Others: Paul Waner, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx, Earl Averill, Al Simmons, Ben Chapman, Chuck Klein, Mel Ott, Joe Cronin, Lloyd Waner, Doc Cramer, Joe Vosmik, Billy Herman, Wally Berger, Dick Bartell, Sammy West, Joe Medwick, Gus Suhr & Bill Dickey)

#5: Vintage Ballparks- MLB Ballparks in '60 (16)
GUESSES: Tiger/Briggs Stadium, Crosley Field, Yankee Stadium, Forbes Field, Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium, Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Busch Stadium, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Comiskey Park & (Cleveland) Municipal Stadium- CURT (9)(Others: Candlestick Park, Milwaukee County Stadium, Griffith Stadium, L.A. Memorial Stadium & Municipal Stadium in Kansas City)

#6: Motor City Sluggers- Most HRs in Tigers History (20)
GUESSES: Hank Greenberg, Al Kaline, Norm Cash & George Kell- HOWIE
BI: Bill Freehan, Alan Trammell, Lance Parrish & Mickey Stanley (Others: Willie Horton, Cecil Fielder, Lou Whitaker, Rudy York, Kirk Gibson, Dick McAuliffe, Bobby Higginson, Charlie Gehringer, Harry Heilmann, Tony Clark, Travis Fryman, Jim Northrup, Chet Lemon & Darrell Evans)

#7: Their Average Was Better Than Average- Other Than Ty Cobb, Players to Win At Least Three Batting Titles (20)
GUESSES: George Brett, Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs, Rod Carew & Stan Musial- CURT (11)(Others: Honus Wagner, Rogers Hornsby, Ted Williams, Dan Brouthers, Roberto Clemente, Harry Heilmann, Bill Madlock, Jesse Burkett, Nap Lajoie, Joe Mauer, Tony Olivia, Pete Rose, Larry Walker, Paul Waner & Carl Yastrzemski)

#8: Sitting on the Cactus League- Teams That Currently Play in Said Spring Training League Other than the Dodgers (14)
GUESSES: Royals, Rangers, Brewers, Padres, Athletics, Mariners, Giants, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Rockies & White Sox- HOWIE (4)(Others: Angels, Indians & Reds)

NINTH INNING PROMPT: Most HRs by a Right-Handed Batter (20)

Sole Bid: HOWIE W/ 8
GUESSES: Hank Aaron, Alex Rodriguez, Cecil Fielder- LOSS (Others: Willie Mays, Sammy Sosa, Frank Robinson, Mark McGwire, Harmon Killebrew, Manny Ramirez, Mike Schmidt, Jimmie Foxx, Frank Thomas, Ernie Banks, Gary Sheffield, Dave Winfield, Jose Canseco, Jeff Bagwell, Vladimir Guerrero, Albert Pujols, Dave Kingman & Andre Dawson)

Curt's second opponent will either be Ron Wade or Dan Fabian.

And now, to the other side of the brackets.

PRELIMINARY GAME #4: Greg Marinec vs. Seth Bluman

LHR: Who's the last Angels outfielder to win an AL Gold Glove?
Seth: Darin Erstad (A: Torii Hunter)

CATEGORIES: 1996 WS Starters, Blue Jay Way, AL All-Stars in the Cold War Era, Managing Straight A's, All-Time Teams, Leadoff Dingers, Got Change for a 20? & Rocket's Boosters

#1: '96 WS Starters- Starting Pitchers in That WS (8)
GUESSES: Tom Glavine, John Smoltz & Steve Avery- SETH (TIED at 1 each)(Others: David Cone, Jimmy Key, Greg Maddux, Denny Neagle, Andy Pettitte & Kenny Rogers)

#2: Managing Straight A's- Most Career Wins as A's Manager (10)
GUESSES: Connie Mack, Dick Williams, Art Howe, Billy Martin, Ken Macha, Bob Geren & Billy Southworth- GREG (3)(Others: Tony La Russa, Alvin Dark, Jimmy Dykes & Hank Bauer)

(Note: Tony will manage this year's NL All-Star Team.)

#3: AL All-Stars in the Cold War Era- Outfielders to Start All-Star Game in '60s (16)
GUESSES: Reggie Jackson & Mickey Mantle- SETH
BI: Al Kaline, Carl Yastrzemski, Frank Robinson & Harmon Killebrew (4)(Others: Rocky Colavito, Tony Conigliaro, Vic Davalillo, Willie Horton, Frank Howard, Roger Maris, Minnie Minoso, Tony Olivia, Albie Pearson & Leon Wagner)

#4: All-Time Teams- Teams w/ 107+ Wins in a Season (14)
GUESSES: '98 Yankees, 2001 Mariners, '61 Yankees & '62 Yankees- SETH (5)(Others: 1906 Cubs, '54 Indians, '27 Yankees, 1909 Pirates, '69 Orioles, '86 Mets, '75 Reds, '70 Orioles, '32 Yankees, '31 Athletics & 1907 Cubs)

#5: Leadoff Dingers- Most HRs All-Time to Lead Off a Game Besides Davey Lopes (14)
GUESSES: Rickey Henderson, Bobby Bonds & Joe Morgan- SETH (6)(Others: Alfonso Soriano, Craig Biggio, Brady Anderson, Jimmy Rollins, Ichiro Suzuki, Ray Durham, Devon White, Paul Molitor, Chuck Knoblauch, Tony Phillips, Rafael Furcal & Kenny Lofton)

#6: Blue Jay Way- Most Innings Pitched in That Franchise's History (14)
GUESSES: Roy Halladay, Dave Stieb, Jim Clancy, Jimmy Key, Pat Hentgen & Roger Clemens- SETH (8)(Others: Juan Guzman, David Wells, Todd Stottlemyre, Luis Leal, Chris Carpenter, Kelvim Escobar, John Cerutti, Doyle Alexander & Jesse Jefferson)

#7: Got Change for a 20?- Pitchers W/ Most 20-Win Seasons Since '61 (10)
GUESSES: Bob Gibson, Roger Clemens & Randy Johnson- SETH (9)(Others: Jim Palmer, Fergie Jenkins, Juan Marichal, Steve Carlton, Gaylord Perry, Tom Seaver, Catfish Hunter & Tom Glavine)

#8: Rocket's Boosters- Teammates of Roger Clemens to Hit 30+ HRs in a Season (16)
GUESSES: Jim Rice & Jeff Bagwell (A: Tony Armas, Don Baylor, Lance Berkman, Jose Canseco, Carlos Delgado, Morgan Ensberg, Nick Esasky, Dwight Evans, Jason Giambi, Shawn Green, Tino Martinez, Jorge Posada, Alex Rodriguez, Alfonso Soriano, Mo Vaughn & Bernie Williams)

NI PROMPT: Most Games Played in Rockies History (20)

First Bidder: Seth
Final Bid: SETH W/ 8
GUESSES: Todd Helton, Vinny Castella, Dante Bichette, Ellis Burks, Larry Walker, Andres Galarraga, Garrett Atkins & Brad Hawpe- WIN! (Others: Matt Holliday, Troy Tulowitzki, Neifi Perez, Clint Barmes, Ryan Spilborghs, Eric Young, Sr., Walt Weiss, Seth Smith, John Vader Wal, Steve Reed, Chris Ianetta & Terry Shumpert)

His second-round game will pit him against Aaron Heinrich or Fred Gerson.

Millionaire Wednesday:

Conclusion of Geraldine McInerey's Game

Start of John Hardison's Game

(Also on "Let's Make a Deal" today: Earl didn't win the $26,165 Mazda Miata behind Door #1 in the Big Deal Round, but still went on a $6,522 Puerto Rico trip courtesy of Door #3.)

Episode ratings:

8: "Baseball IQ", "The Price is Right" & "Wheel of Fortune"
7: "Jeopardy!"
6: "Let's Make a Deal" & "Millionaire"
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