FF: I have a feeling we'll get at least one more car win in May Sweeps before their current season's done. Let's see who'll start their climb to the Ford Taurus today:
GAME #1: Atoas (originally from Samoa) vs. Pittses
R1: Complete this statement- "Some women can drive their men to ___________". Base guess (es):
#1: Drink (64)(Andy)
Haley (a Fifth Grade teacher just like birthday lady Cathy was yesterday): Eat- X
Susan: The crazy house- T3 (5; Steve thought it was #2 instead)
Jennifer (a stay-at-home mom & part-time homeschooling teacher): Run away- XX
John (software developer/freelance web designer): Another woman/cheat- #5 (4)
Andy: Exercise- XXX
Nina Steal (for 73): Do drugs- NO
#2: An early grave (6)
T3: Distraction (5)
#6: Murder/kill (3)
R2: Name something Arnold Schwarzenegger did that he wasn't very good at. This could be interesting:
#1: Acting (40)(Michelle)
#2: "Governating" (24)(Haley)
Malua (who's wearing a necklace): Being a husband- #4 (11)
SONNY SIAKI (a former TNA X Division Champion & 12-year pro wrestler who's currently working for UPS): Role model- X
James: Staying faithful/cheating- #5 (9)
Nina (some more of her family members are in the bottom of the audience): Speaking clear English/articulating at work- SWEEP! (12)(96)
Double: Name something a female dog might think a male dog does in a sexy way. After we hear the show's clanging survey bell at least once in this face-off, we see:
#3: Sniffs/her pooper (13)(Malua)
#4: Goes to the bathroom/lifts leg (13)(Susan)
Sonny: Humps her- X
James: The way he walks/runs- #2 (17)
Nina: Protects her- XX
Michelle: Eat- XXX
Andy Steal (for another 86 & to regain the lead): Bark- #1 (18)(159)
#5: Wags his tail (12)
#6: Licks/his junk (11)
Triple: Name a word that rhymes w/ "winner". Who will own that title after this question?:
#1: Sinner (47)(Sonny)
WASTED TURN: Repeating "winner" (Jennifer)
James: Thinner- #4 (3)
Nina: Dinner- #2 (38)
Michelle: Kinner- X
Malua: Splinter- XX
Sonny: Binner- XXX
Andy Steal to do their own Aaron Rodgers impersonation: Spinner- WIN (9)(423)
FAST MONEY: Some of the Kellers from Nashville say hi to the new champs in their Comfort INN Home Town Family Moment.
1. Name something people get together to do once a week.
2. Name something people pay to have removed.
3. Name an item new parents can't live without.
4. Name a specific food that might be smoked.
5. Tell me how long you usually wait at the doctor's office.
1. Have dinner- 18
2. Moles- 21
3. Stroller- 5
4. Turkey- 19
5. 30 minutes- 40
1. Church- 23
2. Scars- DUD
3. Diapers- 29
4. Chicken- 4
5. One hour- 17
TOTAL- 176 ($880)
1. Play cards
GAME #2: Grayses (whose one-day cash winnings total $585) vs. Jacobses (Quincy, MA)
R1: Name something many people like to do w/ a partner, but some people like to do by themselves. Examples away:
#3: Watch TV/movie (15)(Dan)
#4: Go out to eat/cook (8)(Briana)
DUDS: Rest (Denise) & play catch (Chris)
David (park ranger): Exercise- X
Colleen: Shopping- XX
Paula: Dance- #1 (30)
Chris: Making whoopee/"the nasty"- T2 (15)
Dan: Go to a sporting event- XXX
Denise Steal (for 68): Travel- NOT THE BOTTOM ANSWER (#5: Play cards)(5)
R2: During a medical exam, name something you'd hate to find out your doctor had used on a patient before you. Beginning w/:
#2: Gloves (22)
DUD: Knife (Briana)
David: Throat-cultured Q-Tip- X
Colleen: Thermometer- #3 (14)
Paula: Needle/syringe- #2 (21)
Chris: That little black thing in your ear- XX
Dan: "Johnny"- XXX
Denise Steal #2 (for 57): Tongue depressor- #1 (40)(#5: Speculum)(3)
Double: Name something a woman might have under her arms. Opener (s):
#3: Purse (10)(Quinta)
DUD: Dog (David)
Danielle: Deodorant- #2 (16)
Derry: Hair/fur- #1 (49)
Denise: Sweat- X
Briana: Bra- XX
Quinta: Child- #5 (5)
Danielle: Spouse- XXX
Chris Steal (for another 160 & to regain first place): Flab (& Steve forces him to apologize to all of the women watching)- NO (Grayses: 217)
#4: Books (6)
#6: Freckles/moles (3)
Triple: Name something that has pockets. Answers, please:
#1: Pants (82)(Danielle)
Derry: Shirt- #3 (3)
Denise: Jacket/coat- #2 (13)
Briana: Underwear- X
Quinta: Purse- XX
Danielle (for a 300-point sweep & another win): Air- XXX
Chris Steal for the Game: Kangaroo- LOSS (Grayses: 511)(#4: Pool table)(2)
1. Name a U.S. President known for his sense of humor.
2. Name the age when men buy toupees.
3. Name a word that rhymes w/ "twitter".
4. Name a piece of fruit you only might buy one of.
5. Name an insect you'd like to see in a garden.
1. President Bush- 6
2. 60- 10
3. Bitter- 27
4. Orange- 4
5. Butterfly- 20
1. Clinton- 27
2. 70- 3
3. Flitter- 3
4. Mango- DUD
5. Spider- 5
TOTAL- 105 ($525)
WoF: This episode was delayed two minutes in my area due to local news coverage.
$1K T-U: Landmark
_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ W _ Y
_ R _ _
Valerie quickly solves THE GATEWAY ARCH found in St. Louis. Tonight's American "Wheel" players:
Valerie Ronin (San Bernardino, CA)- A woman married to Aaron for six yrs. w/ two children (Adeline & Lily); Adeline learns the alphabet while watching the show w/ her
Tim Horton (Hawthorne, CA; originally from Crete, IL)- An Air Force Reserves Captain, private pilot & aerospace engineer married to Amy for 7.5 years who has a daughter named Elizabeth & another child on the way
Braden Pelky (Springfield, OR)- A local postal union Vice-President & high school football coach married to Teresa for 3.5 years w/ a nine-year-old son named Davin
$2K T-U: In the Kitchen
_ _ _ _ - I _ _ N
_ K _ _ L _ _
Braden takes out a CAST-IRON SKILLET no problem.
Wednesday's Trip Wedge: Omni Hotels & Resorts at Independence Park in Philadelphia courtesy of Hotwire.com ($5,150)
Eggland's Best Jackpot Round: Quotation
Braden's first letters this night are trip T's for $1,350 & quad E's, then he Loses a Turn. Valerie secondly calls for three H's at $550 each, buys the I, calls three R's for $900 more & purchases a pair of A's, then she says the $2.5K L, buys the final vowel of O & calls up a $900 B & a W for the Philly getaway. But she then Bankrupts out on the Million Dollar Wedge's left side to lose both that holiday & $5,200. After that, Tim takes a $300 D, a $500 S for the blue 1/2 KIA & we currently have...
T H E / E A R L _
B I R D / _ A T _ H E S
T H E / W O R _
...but he goofs on the fourth word w/ "THE EARLY BIRD GATHERS THE WORM", so he doesn't get to keep that plate nor add $200 to his score, because Braden then gets the $1,100 steal w/ "THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM".
SOLE LaT: Braden
SOLE BANKRUPT: Valerie
SOLE DQ: Tim (blown solve)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $10.5K
Tim: ZILCH/Braden: $3,100/Valerie: $1K
Mystery Round: Proper Names
Valerie begins w/ the double R's for $1,800, four E's & an A, but she LaTs out afterwards. Second, Tim's taken two $400 T's, five O's but then D for dud. Third, Braden calls a $10.5K set of S's & the same amount of L's for $1,350 extra & buys the two I's to finish off the vowels, then...
_ A S _ I _ _ T O _
_ E _ _ E R S O _
R O O S E _ E L T
& / L I _ _ O L _
...he solves the four faces on Mount Rushmore, WASHINGTON, JEFFERSON, ROOSEVELT & LINCOLN for another $11,600.
SOLE DUD: $600 D (Tim)
SOLE LaT: Valerie
Tim: NIL/Braden: $14,700/Valerie: $1K
Prize Puzzle Round: Phrase
Tim's first up by Free Playing four E's, calling an S for the Julian Pie Company gift tag package, four T's for the MDW & the $400 Y at the start, then following his purchase of the twin U's come a $300 C, an O trio, but then the Bankrupt next to top dollar takes away that MDW & $1,200 in cash & food. Braden then tries to capitalize at his expense again...
Y O U / C O U _ _ _ ' T
_ S _ / _ O _
_ E T T E _
_ E _ T _ E _
...& does by saying "YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR BETTER WEATHER" for the $6,700 vacation to the Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa & Off-Shore Island.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Tim
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: RW9769225 (Raymond W.)
Tim: NADA/Braden: $21,400 in cash & Bahamas/Valerie: $1K
WHEEL Deals! Wednesday Offer of the Week: $35 Regal Entertainment Group package for $25; an additional $2 discount's taken if you use that SonyCard
$3K T-U: On the Map
_ _ _ / _ N _ _ N _ O
_ _ _ _ _
Tim's off the gooseegg mark w/ SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.
Tim calls a column of two T's worth 600 buckaroos to start this puzzle out, followed by two E's, a $600 R pairing, an A, the starting $900 S but then D for dud. Second for Braden is an $800 N, but it's Last Chance Time...
S _ _ E N T _ _ _ _
_ R E A _ T _ R _ _ _ _
...w/ $1.5K as the consonant price. Tim's next consonant's B...
S _ _ E N T _ _ _ _
B R E A _ T H R _ _ _ H
...but he gives his second & likely final incorrect response of the night, which definitely isn't a SIGNIFICANT BREAKTHROUGH; he likely just gave back $3,100. Alas, he's back in control & this is what's up there following two C's...
S C _ E N T _ _ _ C
B R E A K T H R _ _ G H
...he gets SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH for a $6,100 payoff; Braden missed out on $2,300 & Valerie's not adding $4.5K to her winnings.
Prior to final bell: $900 D (Tim)
After it: L (Braden)
SOLE DQ: Tim (missolve)
Tim: $9,100/Braden: $21,400 in cash & trip/Valerie: $1K
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding cardboard): $11,550 in cash & Philly
Big Money Round #106: Braden's thinking big as he picks up the M in AMERICA'S.
Here's one letter in the second word to get him on hopefully a good start:
_ _ _ _ / _ E
BDMA gives him...
B A _ _ / M E
...& he can BACK ME UP to the tune of $30K, which sends him packing w/ $51,400 in cash & trip, mon (I thought for sure the first word was PICK)!
J!: First in the Teachers Tournament semis: Lisa, Kathryn & Justin. Light 'em up, Kevin:
SCHOOL OF ROCK (all picture clues)
A FRUITFUL CATEGORY
OR GO HOME
Justin's in Lock Game Territory just like that w/ $6K at the first timeout, which is five times Kathryn's early score; Lisa's $800 in the hole, though. Or Go Home's the last remaining topic, where the Daily Double's buried somewhere...as it appears, it's hidden behind the $1K answer for Lisa's potential benefit w/ $3,800; Kathryn's at $2K & Justin's still comfortably in front w/ $7,400. Lisa makes a wager of $1,800.
...to Springwood Estate in this NY town (also named for a film production company), if you're our 32nd President (or his ghost).
"Who is FDR?" is definitely wrong; it's Hyde Park.
LACH TRASH (all attempted): $1,400 (the $600 TS under Or Go Home was a correct response reversal)
On Tap for Double J!:
FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH
TV SPIN-OFFS ("project ACCESSORY" is the subject of its first clue!)
GREEK IS THE WORD
U.S. PLACE NAMES
THIS IS...A "JEOPARDY!" CATEGORY (Johnny announces the title & the quote for each clue, starting w/ "This is..."!)
Kathryn finds a DD two clues in under the $800 Black History answer & wagers her whole $2,400 on this:
A vessel called this historic ship "...of Liberia" left the U.S. in Feb. 1820 carrying free blacks back to Africa.
"Who is Amistad?"...sorry, it was The Mayflower. W/ only the $2K U.S. Place Names clue left after this, Lisa picks off the other DD of this round of play behind its $1,200 clue w/ $8K; Justin's all but in the finals w/ $18,200 & Kathryn's a goner w/ $400. Lisa makes a respectable $3K gamble, so this is to keep her in this game:
The name of this suburb of Washington, D.C. (& a former computer software company) is from the Hebrew for "house of grace".
"What is Bethesda?"...is right to keep this game interesting w/ her 11 grand!
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2K
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $6,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $8,400
FINAL J! TOPIC: The New Testament.
In Chapter 1 of "The Acts of the Apostles", Matthias is chosen to replace him.
Response: "Who is Judas Iscariot?"
Final score: $619 (she now has $127.5K in lifetime GS winnings)
Response: "Who is Judas?"
Final score: $21.5K
Response: SAME AS LISA
Advances to finals w/: $22,200
B IQ: This is the other night of quarterfinal play.
NL CENTRAL/WEST REGIONAL FINAL: Ryan Balogh vs. Ben Baumer
LHR: Name the two teams Pete Rose played for besides the Reds.
Ben: Phillies & Expos
CATEGORIES: Life Begins At 40, Hall of F"a"mers, A Tale of Tiger Starters, Players Who Really Were For the Birds, No Curse Here, Catching a Little History, I Went Deep in the 2002 World Series & Guys Who Give You the Runs
#1: No Curse Here- Red Sox to win the AL MVP/Chalmers Award (10)
GUESSES: Dustin Pedroia, Mo Vaughn, Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, Jim Rice & Jimmie Foxx- RYAN (2)(Others: Roger Clemens, Fred Lynn, Jackie Jensen & Tris Speaker)
#2: Guys Who Give You the Runs- Players w/ the most runs scored from 2000-9 (20)
GUESSES: Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Todd Helton, Derek Jeter & Barry Bonds- BEN
BIG INNING: Vladimir Guerrero, Jimmy Rollins, Jason Giambi (Others: Johnny Damon, Bobby Abreu, Ichiro Suzuki, Carlos Beltran, Miguel Tejada, Lance Berkman, Manny Ramirez, Chipper Jones, Rafael Furcal, Jim Thome, Carlos Lee, Carlos Delgado, Brian Giles & Alfonso Soriano)
#3: I Went Deep in the 2002 World Series- Players other than Barry Bonds w/ a HR in the '02 WS (10)
GUESSES: Troy Glaus & Garret Anderson- BEN (2)(Others: Rich Aurilia, David Bell, Shawon Dunston, Darin Erstad, Jeff Kent, Tim Salmon, Reggie Sanders, J.T. Snow & Scott Spiezio)
#4: Catching a Little History- Players w/ most All-Star Game starts as a catcher (20)
GUESSES: Johnny Bench, Ivan Rodriguez, Mike Piazza, Yogi Berra, Gary Carter & Brian McCann- RYAN (4)(Others: Del Candrall, Carlton Fisk, Bill Freehan, Bill Dickey, Walker Cooper, Roy Campanella, Earl Battey, Joe Torre, Ed Bailey, Thurman Munson, Benito Santiago, Ernie Lombardi, Joe Mauer, Sandy Alomar, Jr. & Gabby Hartnett)
#5: Players Who Really Were for the Birds- Most games played in Orioles history (16)
GUESSES: Cal Ripken, Jr., Eddie Murray, Brooks Robinson, Rick Dempsey, Mark Belanger, Boog Powell & Frank Robinson- RYAN (6)(Others: Brady Anderson, Paul Blair, Ken Singleton, Al Bumbry, Melvin Mora, Brian Roberts, Rich Dauer, B.J. Surhoff, Rafael Palmeiro & Davey Johnson)
#6: Hall of F"a"mers- HoFers whose last names start w/ A (10; includes two managers)
GUESSES: Hank Aaron, Cap Anson, Sparky Anderson & Al Avila- RYAN (7)(Others: Grover Alexander, Roberto Alomar, Walter Alston, Luis Aparicio, Luke Appling, Richie Ashburn & Earl Averill)
#7: Life Begins at 40- Pitchers w/ most wins after turning 40 (20)
GUESSES: Jamie Moyer, Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Phil Niekro, Charlie Hough & Jesse Orosco- BEN (4)(Others: Jack Quinn, Randy Johnson, Warren Spahn, Cy Young, Hoyt Wilhelm, Gaylord Perry, Tim Wakefield, David Wells, Tommy John, Grover Alexander, Don Sutton, Kenny Rogers, Red Faber, Greg Maddux & Dazzy Vance)
#8: A Tale of Tiger Starters- Tigers P to start games last year (10)
GUESSES: Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello & Edwin Jackson- RYAN (8)(Others: Brad Penny, Phil Coke, Doug Fister, Jacob Turner, Duane Below, Charlie Furbush & Andrew Oliver)
NINTH INNING PROMPT: Most career HR as designated hitter (19)
First Bidder: RYAN AT 4
Final Bid: 8 BY RYAN
GUESSES: Frank Thomas, Edgar Martinez, David Ortiz, Paul Molitor, Jim Rice- LOSS (Others: Harold Baines, Don Baylor, Jose Canseco, Chili Davis, Jim Thome, Travis Hafner, Hal McRae, Brian Downing, Andre Thornton, Cliff Johnson, Rafael Palmeiro, Jason Giambi, Juan Gonzalez, Reggie Jackson & Dave Kingman)
AL EAST/CENTRAL REGIONAL FINAL: Billy Broadbent vs. Dan Fabian
LHR: Who was the all-time saves leader prior to Trevor Hoffman?
Billy: Lee Smith
CATEGORIES: Hey Ya, I'm on Top of the World...Series, Hitless Wonders, Dome Sweet Dome, "Magic" Johnsons, Stay Classy, San Diego, Mighty Texas Power Rangers, Nineteen Ninety-Sticks & Guys Who Do Squat for a Living
#1: "Magic" Johnsons- Players w/ the last name Johnson to appear in ASG (10)
GUESSES: Randy, Davey & Dave- DAN (1)(Others: Alex, Billy, Bob, Charles, Don, Howard, Josh & Lance)
#2: Dome Sweet Dome- Most HR hit indoors (dome or closed retractable roof)(20)
GUESSES: Ken Griffey, Jr., Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek, Jay Buhner, Gary Gaetti, Edgar Martinez, Jimmy Wynn & Tino Martinez- DAN (3)(Others: Jeff Bagwell, Vladimir Guerrero, Alex Rodriguez, Lance Berkman, Craig Biggio, Carlos Delgado, Fred McGriff, Moises Alou, Alvin Davis, Luis Gonzalez, Aubrey Huff & Tom Brunansky)
#3: Mighty Texas Power Rangers- Rangers w/ a postseason HR (12)
GUESSES: Adrian Beltre & Rafael Palmeiro- BILLY (2)(Others: Nelson Cruz, Juan Gonzalez, Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Mike Napoli, Michael Young, Bengie Molina, David Murphy, Dean Palmer & Matt Treanor)
#4: Guys Who Do Squat for a Living- All-time leaders in games caught (20)
GUESSES: Carlton Fisk, Ivan Rodriguez & Bob Boone- DAN
BI: Jason Kendall (Billy said this a little too late), Jim Sundberg, Gary Carter & Johnny Bench (6)(Others: Tony Pena, Brad Ausmus, Al Lopez, Benito Santiago, Lance Parish, Rick Ferrell, Gabby Hartnett, Ted Simmons, Ray Schalk, Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra, Rick Dempsey & Mike Piazza)
#5: Nineteen Ninety-Sticks- Besides McGwire, the players to hit 40+ HR in '96 (16)
GUESSES: Ken Griffey, Jr., Frank Thomas & Matt Williams- DAN (7)(Others: Brady Anderson, Albert Belle, Andres Galarraga, Juan Gonzalez, Jay Buhner, Mo Vaughn, Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, Todd Hundley, Greg Vaughn, Ellis Burks, Ken Caminiti, Vinny Castilla & Sammy Sosa)
#6: Stay Classy, San Diego- Padres full-time managers not named Jerry Coleman (14)
GUESSES: Bruce Bochy, Bud Black, Dick Williams & Alvin Dark- BILLY (3)(Others: Jim Riggleman, Greg Riddoch, Jack McKeon, Larry Bowa, Steve Boros, Frank Howard, Roger Craig, John McNamara, Jon Zimmer & Preston Gomez)
#7: Hey Ma, I'm on Top of the World...Series- Yankees to win WS MVP (12)
GUESSES: Derek Jeter, Reggie Jackson & Mickey Mantle- DAN (8)(Others: Hideki Matsui, Mariano Rivera, Scott Brosius, John Wetteland, Bucky Dent, Ralph Terry, Whitey Ford, Bobby Richardson, Bob Turley & Don Larsen)
#8: Hitless Wonders- Lowest opponent average among qualifying P last year other than Mat Latos (18)
GUESSES: Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander & Roy Halladay- BILLY (4)(Others: Jeremy Hellickson, Josh Beckett, Michael Pineda, Jered Weaver, Cole Hamels, Ricky Romero, Matt Cain, James Shields, Tim Lincecum, Ian Kennedy, Cliff Lee, David Price, Gio Gonzalez, Jhoulys Chacin, C.J. Wilson & Shaun Marcum)
NIP: All-time hit leaders (20)
First Bidder: DAN AT 4
Final Bid: 11 BY BILLY
GUESSES: Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Carl Yastrzemski, Tony Gwynn, Paul Molitor, Dave Winfield, Eddie Murray, Kirby Puckett- GONE (Others: Hank Aaron, Tris Speaker, Cap Anson, Honus Wagner, Eddie Collins, Willie Mays, Nap Lajoie, Cal Ripken, Jr., George Brett, Paul Waner, Robin Yount & Derek Jeter)
Millionaire (Movie Week '12, Day 3):
(Also on "Let's Make a Deal" today: The first trader of the day, Mary, made it to Big Deal Land w/ an $8,046 BBQ island/outdoor furniture package, but she lost big on Door #2 & settled for a $2,550 game room. #3 would've won her that Toyota prius.)
9 PM: 6
9:30 PM: 8
7: "Millionaire" & "Wheel of Fortune"
6: "Let's Make a Deal"
5: "The Price is Right"