LMaD: It's No Complaining time this morning!
Jerome's First Round: Big Box- Nikon digital SLR camera w/ tripod ($1,787)
iPad2 (Jonathan)- $250 ($749 total)
Paula's First Round (she's dressed as a pinata): CURTAIN #1- AICO living room ($4,757)
Adriana's First Round (she's dressed as a fierce dragon): CURTAIN #1
Paula's Final Round: $600
CURTAIN #2- Trip to the Sandals Grand Riviera Beach Villa & Golf Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica ($6,560)
Carolyn & Cameron (she & her hubby/boyfriend are dressed as pirates) could be walking the plank to the Dodge Caliber Express (Curtain #3) if they can cut through Go Big or Go Home.
1. 1: $250
2. 1: $500 (TRIPLE)(Bad Roll: 6)
3. 2: $1K ($1,750)(BR: 4)
4. 2: (Laura's Jewelry) HEART-SHAPED DIAMOND NECKLACE ($3,250)(BR: 2)
5. 4: $1K ($4,250)(need a six for the car; a four will eliminate them)
6. 1: CURTAIN #1- iMac home office ($8,156)- BAILOUT
FINAL ROLL: 5- GO BIG
If they had gone one more time, they would've been the biggest winners of the week so far w/ $25,786 in cash & stuff. Darn it. And they're also not going for the Big Deal of the Day, either.
Moana's Fast Deal Decision: $20 for each candy in a small bag of Reese's PIECES (Jonathan)- 54 ($1,080)
CURTAIN #2- Shag carpet appliances
Ikaika will play Call My Bluff.
Round 1: His card- $100
Tiffany- $500 (both were telling the truth)
R2: His card- $1K ($1,100)
Jonathan- $1.5K (he was telling the truth)
Tiffany- ZONK (she was bluffing that she had $1.5K too)
FINAL ROUND: #2- $5K (Tiffany: ZONK)
Sara (dressed as a medical student who wants to pay off her student debts) plays It Takes Two for one of these two Lexington Hotel vacations behind Curtain #1- to Jackson Hole ($3,548) or Key West ($5,969).
1. #2: JACKSON HOLE- BAILOUT AT $1K
OTHER PICK: #4- KEY WEST
Jennifer's Salon Deal Choice (she's dressed as a gift bag): CURTAIN #3 (w/ water)- Jacuzzi w/ red towels ($6,146)
SMALL BOX (Jonathan; something in the salon)- Tosca Classic hair care products ($1,689)
Kayla's the last new trader of the day (she's dressed as a fairy princess).
R1: CURTAIN #2 (which has something we've already seen today)
SB (Jonathan)- Venti handbag ($2,710)
MIDDLE CURTAIN- DUD appliances
THE BIG DEAL: Jennifer agrees w/ me on Door #1 having the biggie today...WE'RE BOTH WRONG! She has to work out on the $2,499 treadmill.
#2- Trip to the Outrigger Koh Samui Resort & Spa in Thailand w/ black motorscooter & $5K ($22,839; rare bad luck)
#3- Good appliances ($6,076)
WoF: Last night, we had a close $100K loss on Jan. 4 for the second straight year. Let's rebound in a hurry tonight, beginning w/ the Landmark Toss-Up:
_ _ _ _ E _ / _ _ T E
P A _ _
Jesse gets GOLDEN GATE PARK & on we go to interviewing the contesti:
Jesse Thompson (Gilford, NH)- A guy married to Allison who got a complement from the makeup department of the program
Becky Goodson (Gilbert, AZ)- A nurse practitioner, hiker & piano player married to Thomas
Melissa Lobreglio (Bardonia, NY)- A First Grade teacher at Sacred Heart Grade School in Yonkers who's also an avid reader
This $2K T-U setup's been assigned a Person:
A / S _ A P P Y
D _ _ _ _ _ _
I wonder if this applies to Jesse, too? But it's Melissa who gives an incorrect response by one letter w/ A SLAPPY DRESSER.
A / S _ A P P Y
D R _ _ S E _
Jesse gets the tripler as A SNAPPY DRESSER.
The California trip wedge could send one on a $5.5K getaway to the Madonna Inn Resort & Spa. Once the IHOP Jackpot Round category's revealed to be Event, he starts calling three T's for the green 1/2 KIA & $1.5K & buys five E's, then come two H's for another $1,600, two Free Play O's, the $900 N at the end but then an H repeat while on a $550 wedge. Second, Becky calls for an F for the Wild Card but then Loses a Turn. Third, Melissa calls trip S's for nine bills, buys two A's & says a negative in R. After Jesse calls a $900 set of G's, we have...
T H E / _ _ G G E S T
G A _ E / O F / T H E
S E A S O N
...we're about a month away from THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON (the Super Bowl, of course) & Jesse's correct for a new cash total of $8,250.
SOLE DUD: $500 R (Melissa)
SOLE LaT: Becky
SOLE DQ: Jesse (H duplication)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $9,550
Becky's Mystery/Before & After Round leads off w/ three T's for $1,650, a $500 H for the other 1/2 KIA, three E's, two A's while on FP, triple N's for another $1,350 & four I's, followed by a $500 C, a couple M's for another $900 a pop, an O, a C bobble while on FP & then the Bankrupt next to the $3.5K strikes both ladies to cost her the cardboard & $5,050. Next, Jesse says a $300 J &...
J _ _ T / I N / T H E
N I C _ / O _
T I M E
M A _ A _ I N E
...missolves w/ "JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME" MACHINE, which is a letter short. Once Becky calls the $400 S, buys the U, lights a $900 K & the F for the California vacation but then ends her turn by saying a dud of R while on the Mystery Wedge next to the Million Dollar Wedge. Melissa follows that by getting the $300 G & the $400 Z...
J U S T / I N / T H E
N I C K / O F
T I M E
M A G A Z I N E
...& stealing "JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME" MAGAZINE to inch to $3K & keep control.
SOLE DUD: $1K R (Becky)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)
DQs: 2 (Becky's C repeat, Jesse's missolve)
What Are You Doing? is the question for the Prize Puzzle Round of the night. Melissa's base letters are three N's for nine Benjamins, an I, two G's for another 18 bills, a pair of A's, two FP O's & a $500 R for the green 1/2 KIA. After the purchase of double E's are a $1K S pairing & a set of U's & the board...
S _ R U _ _ I N G
A / S O N G / O N
A / U _ U _ E _ E
...at least one lady near here will be STRUMMING A SONG ON A UKULELE, since this player's won another $3,200 & a trip to The Westin Maui Resort & Spa Ka'anapali courtesy of SpaFinder.com worth $6,642, putting her in the lead w/ $10,842 in cash & travel.
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: VL0384508 (Vance L.)
The $3K T-U theme's Fun & Games:
S _ _ N _
D A _ _ I _ G
Jesse's SWING DANCING to regain first place w/ $11,250.
This Song Title's real important in the Last Chance Round, because the consonants are worth six big ones apiece! Following five O's...
H O O R _ _ / F O R
H O L L _ _ O O D
...often heard on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" when Jay makes jokes about how bad the current economy is (in a nod to Rodney Dangerfield), Melissa knows it's "HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD" to win the match w/ $28,842 in cash & Aloha State! Jesse leaves w/ $11,250 in his pocket (after not getting another $18K even after putting up those H's) & Becky gets gooseegged for a grand (she missed out on $12K).
W/ all that, $41,092 in cash & flying has been won so far on this episode.
DUDS: N (Becky), P (Becky), T (Jesse)
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extra stuff): $5,050
Big Money Round #74: Melissa spins the M of AMERICA'S & Thing's the category. For the fourth straight time, only two free letters are spotted to the champ:
_ L _ _ _ T
_ _ _
CMDA only puts up...
_ L _ _ _ T
_ A _
...& without at least the G's, she can't solve FLIGHT BAG for the Volkswagen Eos, so she departs w/ $28,842 in cash & Hawaii.
J!: I have a feeling one of these people will be the new champ tonight:
Amy Ludwig (L.A.)- Copywriter
Mark Rupp (Indianapolis)- Stay-at-home dad
I'M JUST TALKIN' ABOUT "SHIFT"
HOW DO YOU...
Five-time champ Dave Leach's doubled up Amy $4K-$2K halfway in the Jeopardy! Round, while Mark has six Benjamins. Amy takes the Daily Double underneath the $800 Army Strong spot w/ $3K, but Dave's in Lock Game Territory w/ $7,600 & Mark's only added $200 to his first-half score. She wagers half her bank.
It has an active-duty military force of about 1.2M; its neighbor to the South, about 680K.
"What is North Korea?"...yes indeed for $4.5K. Mark drops back to $600 at the end of the round & Dave's slightly regained LGT w/ $9,200.
LACH TRASH (all attempted): $800
Double Jeopardy! Lineup:
NICKEL & DIMED
SCIENTIFIC SOUTH AMERICAN
Don't expect Dave to be Nickel & Dimed anytime soon, because he's found a DD behind its $1,600 location while he's much deeper in LGT w/ $17,600 to Amy's $6.5K & Mark's $4,600. $4K's the gamble:
On the 2006 nickel, this building looks basically the same as it always did, though the dome's a little sharper.
"What is the Jefferson Memorial?"...no, it was Monticello, so he's only $600 in LGT now w/ $13,600. This $1,600 answer could not only be Highly Oedipal, but profitable for Amy as that's where the final DD resides; she's sitting on $9,700 & trails Dave by $3.5K for first, while Mark has five C-notes. For another three:
This revolutionary patriot's son William stuck w/ the crown as Royal Governor of New Jersey.
"Who is Trenton?" is absolutely...wrong. Correct: "Who was Benjamin Franklin?".
NO LACH TRASH THIS ROUND
Scores After Two Rounds:
Dave: $19,200 (LG!!!)
THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND TIME EVER THAT WE'VE HAD BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPIONS WHO'VE WON AT LEAST SIX GAMES!!!!!
FINAL JEOPARDY! SUBJECT: California History.
Surname of the employer of James W. Marshall, who found gold in a stream near the Sacramento River in 1848.
Response: "What is Sutter?"
Final score: $16,200
Response: "What is Monteray"
Final score: $2K (he'll leave w/ half of that, while Amy gets exactly that amount)
Response: "What is Sutter?" (Christopher Short also had only two right FJ! responses after six games)
NEW SUPERCHAMP W/: $20K
Six-night total: $98,054!
WW: The title of this premiere's "A Sight For Sore Ice".
Qualifier Order: Snow Shovel Trouble (wheels)/Big Balls (the $500 bonus from Smallsy's still on the last one)/Snowfall/Candy Pain Lane
Rob "Jerseylicious" Petch (who's presumably from N.J.): 3:11.1
Travis "Fraud Buster" Case: 3:41.7 (he even cleared CCL)
Marisol Felix (who's on her honeymoon): 4:36.4
Talia "T.N.T." Nicole Tolomeo: 3:47.3
The others moving on to Pain in the Ice are Stephen O'Reilly, Janelle Gunther, Tina "Longshot" Luong, Steven Andrade, Amanda "Dirty Cop" Gutierrez, Nathan "Non-Oprah" Winfrey, Dylan "Chef Boy Are You Young" Hamilton (he's a 19-year-old sous chef) & Jay Gal "Pal". Also, Amanda & Kristen "Moose" Carter (Duluth, MN) won the $500 bonus.
Advancing to The Cold-Hearted Snake:
FINALISTS: Dylan (after a LONG time), Amanda (right after Dylan) & Travis
THE WIPEOUT ZONE (BTW, this particular one's the tallest ever):
Amanda- TIME OVER ON TFF
Travis has about five seconds to jump onto the finish platform...but Dylan gets served the win.
p!: There won't be an episode for at least the next two weeks.
Glenn Hudock: '10 BMW 328i Coupe
1. The TV show "Car 54, Where Are You?" was set in Chicago.
Guess: FALSE- NYC (1/4)
2. BIC has sold more than 15 billion lighters worldwide since 1973.
Guess: TRUE- YES INDEED (1/2)
3. Brazilian women's (soccer) team forward Marta's the only player of either gender to win FIFA Player of the Year five times in a row.
Final Question: Jack in the Box was the first national chain restaurant to introduce drive-thru windows.
Guess: TRUE- CORRECT (3/4)
1. What company's been the official car of the PGA Tour since 1984- Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, Buick or BMW?
Guess: Buick ($125)(FULL)
2. What city hosted the World's Fair that saw the first-ever Ferris Wheel unveiled- NYC, Chicago, St. Louis or L.A.?
Guess: Chicago ($225)- OVERSPILL
3. Three of these lesser-known players were Super Bowl MVPs, but which one wasn't- Deion Branch, Jeff Hostetler, Dexter Jackson or Desmond Howard?
Guess: Dexter- NO (A: Jeff)(3/4)
FQ: Who did owner/driver Tony Stewart choose as his teammate when he formed Stewart-Haas Racing in '09- Jeff Burton, Brad Keselowski, Ryan Newman or Joey Logano?
Guess: Jeff Burton (A: Ryan Newman)(1/2)
bumper to bumper topic: Movies Inspired By Boxers.
Chuck Wepner- "Rocky"
Rocky Marciano- "Somebody Up There Likes Me"
James Braddock- "Hurricane"
Jake LeMotta- "Raging Bull" ($375)
Ruben Carter- "Cinderella Man"
1. The phrase "Jump the Shark" was inspired by a '77 episode of what TV show?
Guess: "Happy Days"- RIGHT ($475)(3/4)
2. What carbonated soft drink gets its name from a euphemism for "moonshine"?
Guess: Mountain DeW- RIGHT ($575)(FULL)
3. What member of a racing team relays info to a driver from a tower positioned high above a speedway?
Guess: Spotter- RIGHT AGAIN ($675)
FQ: Named for the county it was located in, what was the home stadium to the Seattle Seahawks & Mariners until it was demolished in '00?
Guess: Mercer Co. (A: Kingdome)
top-off challenge: Red shells, banana peels & flashing stars are all legal performance enhancers in what popular Nintendo racing game franchise?
Guess: "Mario Bros." (A: "MarioKart")($362.5)
James Lauer: '11 Mazda3 Touring HB
plus: He needs the last query just to stay in the game.
motor skills: In this new br, 20 seconds are given to identify up to four auto parts at $50 apiece.
Correct Parts Named: NONE (A: Carburetor, battery terminal, piston & engine valve)
Clifford Naletov: '03 Chevrolet S-10 LS pickup
regular: He's right on the middle two statements.
plus: His first two answers in the round are right to triple his 50 bucks.
squeegee challenge theme: Car Cinema
$200 (top-left): 1990- "The Blues Brothers"
$100 (bottom-left): Cole Trickle- "Days of Thunder" ($250)
8: "Jeopardy!" & "Wipeout"
6: Everything else