Monday, March 12, 2012

3/12/2012 Results

CC: The first episode this week- "Three Strikes, You're Out!".

Unfortunately, we can say that to Lee, Dennis, Athan & Jeff while riding 37 blocks to 15 John Street; following a perfect first round, they strike out for $300 because of Dennis' friend Wayne on a Mobile Shout-Out.

Max could pick a good time to "max out", because he's in a 36-block DOUBLE RIDE to Saint Mark's Hotel between First & A.

$100 Round:
1. Held by Usain Bolt & Carl Lewis, the title "Wold's Fastest Man" typically goes to the winner of what Olympic track & field event?
Guess: 100-meter dash- CORRECT ($100)
2. Ranging from one to 118, the atomic number of an element's determined by the number of what positively-charged particles in its nucleus?
Guess: Protons- RIGHT ($200)
3. When introduced by Hasbro in the 1950s, what iconic toy required you to provide your own spud?
Guess: Mr. Potato Head ($300)
4. In NY, the world-renowned MoMA is short for Museum of Modern Arts; what is L.A.'s MoCA short for?
Guess: Museum of Contemporary Arts- YES ($400)(Blocks Left: 23)

$200 Round:
1. Named "The Worst Show Ever" by TV Guide, what long-running tabloid talk show once ran a controversial episode titled "I Married a Horse"?
Street S-O: Kips Bay man in front of a closed SUBWAY
Guess: "Entertainment Tonight"- X (A: "The Jerry Springer Show")
2. After the 2011 tsunami, what Japanese city suffered a nuclear crisis that detected radiation as far away as Montreal?
Guess: Fukushima- YES INDEED ($600)
3. Due to its chemical makeup, what brand of Philly Cheesesteak topping's known for its ability to remove grease stains?
Guess: Cheez-Whiz- RIGHT ($800)(BL: 10)
4. Including Elvis Presley & Johnny Cash among its members, "The Million Dollar Quartet" jammed together at what famous Memphis recording studio?
Guess: Sun Studios- RIGHT ($1K)(second commercial break taken)

FIRST $500 RED LIGHT CHALLENGE OF THE SEASON: Outside of NY, five MLB franchises are named for their home states, not their home cities. What are their full names?
Correct baseball franchises given: Florida/Miami Marlins
Unsaid: Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Minnesota Twins & Texas Rangers (BL: 2.5)

Sole $400 Question: From Greek words meaning "all god", what philosophy maintains that the universe, nature & supreme being are all one?
MS-O #2: Eric
Guess: Monotheism- NO (A: Pantheism)

Curry, Monica (who's about to shed tears of joy) & Glenn want the sky to be raining both water & money after riding 38 blocks to 21st & Third Avenue...but even w/ a good MS-O to Curry's dad Jeff, they lose $400 at the end of R2.

"#Winning":

It may be quiet at the Brandy Library between North Moore & Varick Sts., but it's going to get pretty loud again inside the Cab, because Scott's playing a 38-block DR to there.

$100 Round:
1. Home to strict naming laws, Sweden has rejected parents' requests to name their baby after what famous Scandinavian furniture retailer?
Guess: IKEA- YES INDEED ($100)
2. While recovering from a heart attack in the hospital, what General turned President wore five gold stars on the lapels of his pajamas?
Guess: (Fidel) Castro- ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE (X)(A: Dwight D. Eisenhower)(BL: 29)
3. Suffering a cerebral edema in 1973, the early demise of what Martial Arts star was officially ruled "death by misadventure"?
Guess: Bruce Lee ($200)
4. In its Japanese version, what simple game features hand gestures that symbolize either chief, tiger, or mother of the chief?
Guess: Charades (XX)(A: Rock, Paper, Scissors)

$200 Round:
1. Described as a backwards running man, what dance move was named for a loose-limbed animated animal from a '88 movie?
MS-O #4: Fiancee Tori
Guess: Roger Rabbit- CORRECT ($400)(BL: 17)
2. Inspiring its name, The Tanglefoot Company launched in the 1880s w/ the production of what sticky pest control device?
SS-O #2: West Village woman
Guess: Fly strip- ACCEPTABLE FOR FLY PAPER ($600)
3. Originally claiming to offer "Service w/ the speed of sound", what fast-food drive-in chain was founded by an Oklahoma man in '59?
Guess: Burger King (A: Sonic)

Marlene, Barbara, Jonathan & David would like to sharp at PJ Clarke's on 55th & 3rd, but they've got to endure 34 blocks of Q's...they're perfect through two rounds & a break's taken before this pops up:

RLC: According to The New Yorker, the book industry's dominated by the big six publishing houses. Name four of these six publishers.
Correct book companies given: Random House & HarperCollins
Unlisted: Penguin Group, Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group & Macmillan

$200 Round:
1. Forming the majority of the Earth's crust, which of the three main varieties of rock consists of solidified rock & magma?
Guess: Igneous- RIGHT ($800)(BL: Six)
2. Founded in 1963, what Austrian gun manufacturer pioneered the use of lightweight plastics in hand pistols?
Guess: GLOCK- YES ($1K)
Final Q: As indicated by its logo, what automaker's name translates as either "three water chestnuts" or "three diamonds" in Japanese?
Guess: Mitsubishi- WIN ($1,200)

Camilla, Eliot & Jason are going straight up 42nd 30 blocks to Sixth...despite a bad MS-O at Gramercy, they barely leave w/ $450.

TPiRecap

TNG: This starts what could very well be the beginning of the end of GSN's version of the classic GS. In the first episode tonight, we've got Broadway couples:

Ben ("American Idiot") & Kat
Brad ("Billy Eliot") & Happy (who first met while in the stage production of "The Full Monty")
Sean & Elaine (who fell in love while performing in "The Phantom of the Opera")

R1:

1. At the end of your bedroom Broadway show, how often does your wife experience her own grand finale- in a few select performances, almost every show or every night, she gets encore after encore?
2. "I'm not afraid to say I wish my wife were a little less ___________."
3. No relationship's perfect, so tell me from the time you officially started dating what was the longest period of time you spent broken up?

BEN & KAT:
1. Encore after encore- ENCORE AFTER ENCORE (5)
2. Late- LATE (10)
3. 45 minutes- NEVER

BRAD & HAPPY:
1. Encore after encore- ENCORE AFTER ENCORE (5)
2. Hard-working- SELF-DEFEATING
3. Not at all (he says they've been together since '04)- NEVER (10)

SEAN & ELAINE:
1. Encore after encore- ENCORE AFTER ENCORE (5)
2. Busy- NAGGING
3. Three months- SIX MONTHS

SECOND HONEYMOON: Omni Cancun

R2:

1. When you first met your husband, what was the filthiest thing about him- his mouth, mind or apartment?
2. "Unless you want to hear a three-hour monologue w/ no intermission, do not get my husband started on ____________."
3. Where's the one place you want to do it, but you know your husband would never go for it?
30-POINT BONUS QUESTION: If you gave your husband a stage name using the first name of your most recent ex, followed by the state your husband lost his virginity it, what would it be?

KAT & BEN:
1. Mind- MIND (20)
2. College football- COLLEGE FOOTBALL (30)
3. Outside- NOWHERE
BONUS: Darin Texas- DARIN OKLAHOMA (45)

HAPPY & BRAD:
1. Mind- MOUTH
2. Football- FOOTBALL (20)
3. At the theatre- THEIR BACKYARD
BONUS: Douglas Maryland- DOUG MARYLAND (50)

ELAINE & SEAN:
1. Apartment- APARTMENT (15)
2. Politics- COMIC BOOKS
3. Dressing room- CAR
BONUS: Michael Virginia- MICHAEL VIRGINIA (45)

Consolation Prize: Pier 1 Imports

Now, to some normal pairs:

Luke & Abbi (whose mom has been a pain to them)
Tim & Sandy (who watched his own VHS movies on their first date)
Jason & Donata (who enjoy wrestling together)

R1:

1. Complete your side of this phone conversation w/ your wife- "Hello? Why yes, if it makes you happy, I'll go out on my way to pick up some __________ before I come home."
2. When it comes to complaining, does your wife dish it out by the teaspoon, tablespoon or ton?
3. If your wife wrote a column in Cosmo featuring her top 10 tips on how to please your man, what would be her #1 tip?

LUKE & ABBI:
1. Cheese- MILK
2. Ton- TON (5)
3. Have sex frequently- HEAD RUBS

TIM & SANDY:
1. Potato chips- POPCORN
2. Tablespoon- TABLESPOON (5)
3. Quantity- NOT TO RUSH HIM

JASON & DONATA:
1. Chocolate- SKINNY GIRL MARGARITA
2. Ton- TON (5)
3. Problem w/ Juliet- TO LEARN HOW TO GO DOWN UNDER (10)

SH: Marriott Casamagna Cancun Resort

R2:

1. Would you describe the area beneath your husband's "mighty oak" as a lush underbrush, well-trimmed lawn or field cleared of all shrubbery?
2. "My husband's in desperate need of an intervention when it comes to his obsession w/ ___________."
3. When you first checked out your husband, what did you consider to be his unique selling point?
30-POINT BQ: On a 1-5 scale, how many stars did your family give your husband when they first met him & how many stars do you think his family gave you?

LUKE & ABBI:
1. Underbrush- LAWN
2. Shoes- COOKIES
3. Big heart- BRAIN
BONUS: One/five- ONE/FIVE (35)

TIM & SANDY:
1. Lawn- LAWN (15)
2. Meat- WORK
3. Couch- COUCH IN HIS DORM ROOM (25)
BONUS: Four/five- TWO FOURS (40)

JASON & DONATA:
1. Field- LAWN
2. "Bravo Juliuses"- PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
3. Smile- BODY
BONUS: Three/five- TWO FIVES (25)

CP: Fandango

WoF: This is Big Money Week (even though last week's America's Game Week had quite a bit of it)!

$1K T-U: Things

_ T _ C K S / A N D

B _ N _ _

Megan's response of STICKS AND BONES is worth nothing.

_ T _ C K S / A N D

B O N _ _

Michael draws a blank.

S T O C K S / A N D

B O N _ S

Crystal solves STOCKS AND BONDS, so we go around the horn in greeting the first three players of the week:

Crystal Oviedo (Dinuba, CA)- A Speech Language Pathology student at Fresno State University & literacy coordinator at T.L. Reed After-School Program who's engaged to Pedro
Megan Miller (Lansdale, PA)- A speech language pathologist at Willow Dale Elementary School & Philly sports fan who's married to Dan for 3+ yrs. & has a baby boy named A.J.
Michael Dryden, Jr. (Houma, LA)- An assistant manager at a high-end retail clothing store & a singer at heart who has an 18 yr. old son named Tanner & a 16 yr. old daughter named Taylor

$2K T-U: What Are You Doing?

F _ Y _ N G

F _ _ S _ / _ L _ _ S

Megan's FLYING FIRST CLASS to the cash & control.

Monday's Wheel Prize: Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach, FL courtesy of SpaFinder.com ($8,475)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday Gift Tag: Omaha Steaks

Eggland's Best Jackpot Round: Occupation
Category Wipe of the Week: A golden dollar sign that pops up next to the category title graphic

Megan's pursuit of riches begin w/ a $900 R, two N's to make that $2.5K, three I's but then a dud of G. Secondly, Michael calls S for sorry while on the Million Dollar Wedge. Third, Crystal calls three T's for the food but hits Lose a Turn w/ her second spin. Fourth, Megan calls a $500 L while on the Jackpot, buys two E's up top & two A's at the bottom & wants a D & it appears at the end of the first word for three more bills. After an O buy, she...

_ E R T I _ I E D

_ _ _ L I _

A _ _ O _ N T A N T

...identifies a CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT for another $2,300.

DUDS: $500 G (Megan), S (Michael)
SOLE LaT OF THE ROUND: Crystal
FINAL UNCLAIMED JACKPOT TOTAL: $8K

Current Scores:

Crystal: $1K/Megan: $4,300/Michael: $0

(Note: Pat tells us just before the start of the next round that there's bigger money up for grabs in Bonusland, at least for this week only.)

Mystery Round: Before & After

Michael leads the way by calling a couple of N's for $600 each (including the one at the N), buying an A, calling a D for the vacation & purchasing three O's, then comes an L while on the Mystery Wedge in between Free Play & LaT. Surprisingly, he gives back the extra $1K & risks $9,175 in cash & Florida...oops. Second, Crystal calls the three R's for $2,400, purchases the same number of E's & takes the M to add $3.5K, a $550 S, the U to clean out the vowels, a $600 Y & a $500 F for the green 1/2 KIA. Afterwards...

L E N D / M E / Y O U R

E A R S

O F / _ O R N

...she quips "LEND ME YOUR EARS" OF CORN for another $7,050 & stays in control.

SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE ROUND: Michael

Current Scores:

Crystal: $8,050 (1/2 KIA)/Megan: $4,300/Michael: NIL

Prize Puzzle Round: Event

Crystal loses her turn right away w/ an R call. Second, Megan FPs two E's, finds three N's for $900, five A's, a $550 G, a $1,200 S pairing, three I's & the O at the end of the first line to round out the vowel department, then a $450 C & a couple D's for an additional C-note, after which...

E S C A _ I N G / _ O

A N / I S _ A N D

_ I D E A _ A _

...she's ESCAPING TO AN ISLAND HIDEAWAY w/ another $3,350 to the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort from Hotwire.com worth $5,875.

SOLE DUD: $550 R (Crystal)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: MT8538299 (Misty T.)

Current Scores:

Crystal: $8,050/Megan: $13,525 in cash & St. Maarten/Michael: BUPKIS

$3K T-U: Food & Drink

R E D / _ _ L _ E T

C _ _ _

Megan eats a little RED VELVET CAKE to kinda match her shirt to boost her score to $16,525.

R4: Phrase

She next lights up $600 worth of two N's, two E's & quadruple A's while on FP before Bankrupting next to top dollar to give back the remaining $350. Michael secondly gathers by reluctance a $10K pair of D's before it's Last Chance Mode time...

A N _ _ _ E _ / D A _

A N _ _ _ E _ / D _ _ _ A _

...the rest of the consonants pay $1,300 a pop. Following a couple L's...

A N _ _ _ E _ / D A Y

A N _ _ _ E _ / D _ L L A _

...it's considerably more than ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOLLAR for Megan- she's won it w/ another $2,600. Mike left behind $11,300 on the table.

SOLE DUD (after final bell): S (Crystal)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Megan

Final Scores:

Crystal: $8,050/Megan: $19,125 in cash & trip/Michael: $1K GOOSEGG
GT: $28,175

(Note: The ding was heard when the Y was called during the Speed-Up Round.)

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $9,525 in cash & travel

BM Round #118: For at least this week, $65K, $75K & $85K envelopes are on the Bonus Wheel! And the car on offer this week's the most expensive one they've offered this season- a '12 Lexus IS 250 Convertible. Megan spins the '.

Category: Thing

Reveal the legend:

S _ _ L _ _ _ T

HDMO gives her just...

S _ _ L _ _ H T

...at SKYLIGHT in about eight seconds, Jimmy says these words...




























































































































































..."Megan, you're not dreaming, you're on the fast track to big cash- $35K!". That sends her packing w/ $54,125 in cash & trip!

J!: The men challenging current female champ Jessamine Price:

Reid Rodgers (North Platte, NE)- Locomotive mechanic
Richard Elepano (NYC)- Pediatrician

The Week's Base Category Board:

YOUR BIRTHDAY HOROSCOPE
PRESIDENTIAL ARTIFACTS
"U" TUBE
THE SPORTING LIFE
U.S. COMMUNITIES
TONGUE, TWISTED (each correct word has letters you might find in "tongue")

Reid finds a Daily Double assigned to the $800 Presidential Artifact, but w/ only $200; Richard has four times that. For $1K & the lead, here's the clue:

Documents relating to these agreements, the framework for peace in The Middle East, are at The Carter Library.

"What are 'The Camp David Accords'?"...he's back up to $1,200. At the halfway point w/ $4,400, he's doubled up Jessamine this time.

TECHNICAL TRIPLE STUMPER: $400 (The Sporting Life; Reid said "Wimbleton" in his response instead of Wimbledon)

Scores After First Round of Play:

Jessamine: $4,200
Richard: $5,200
Reid: $8K

Double J! Rundown:

ZOOLOGY
FBI TV
HERR BANDS
BRITISH DRAMA CHARACTER NAMES
WE LOVE YOU, CONRAD
"O.S." WE DO

Richard might also say "We Love You, Conrad" because behind its $1,200 clue is a DD; he has a $1,600 lead over Reid, while Jessamine's considerably behind them w/ $4,600. Richard settles for the face value of this answer:

As a part of this 1969 mission, Charles "Pete" Conrad became the third man to walk on The Moon.

"What is Apollo...11?"...he just missed it- it was Apollo 12. And NOT enough time to find the other one; the remaining clues were the $1,200 one from Zoology & the last four Herr Bands ones.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $7,600
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $9,200

Heading into Final J!:

Jessamine: $9,400
Richard: $11,600
Reid: $10,800

CORYAT SCORES:

Jessamine: $9,400
Richard: $12,800
Reid: $10,600

FJ! SUBJECT: People of Europe.

These people who ruled large parts of Spain before Celtic & Roman dominance left their name on the land.

Jessamine Price had "Who are the Basques?"...that costs her $1,799, so $7,601's her final total this evening. Reid Rodgers wrote down "Who are the Ibernians?"...NOT ACCEPTABLE- he added an N in the middle of his responsible (we needed the Iberians); that costs him the game & $9K. Richard Elepano agreed w/...Jessamine's query for the most part by writing "Who were Basque", so Jessamine has won again w/ a lowball wager for the second game in a row! Three-day total: $26,803.

Millionaire Monday:

Game 1
Start of Game 2

(Also today on "Let's Make a Deal": Megan chose Door #2 in Big Deal Land & won the can-am ATV & the Kawasaki dirt bike, a total of $6,898 in prizes, but what the Big Deal behind #3 had was the $7,250 trip to Vancouver, BC & a $20,480 Bayliner 175 Bowrider.)

Episode ratings:

7: "Jeopardy!", "The Newlywed Game", "The Price is Right" & "Wheel of Fortune"
6: "Ca$h Cab" & "Let's Make a Deal"

1 comment:

Bobby said...

IMPORTANT: This episode was likely taped before the Marlins changed their moniker to reflect they had moved into the city of Miami itself on November 5, 2011. That is a wrong answer, but that must be mentioned when the episode airs.