This is the third time this season we're playing Spell the Car's Name for that 2012 Ford Fiesta S (Curtain #3); Rebecca (who says she needs to go to the bathroom & wants to replace her 25-year-old car) & Kimberly (dressed as a nurse who has no ride at all) are the ladies playing for it this morning.
Rebecca: Golden Envelope- $100
Kimberly: Silver Envelope- $50
Rebecca: #6- I (-I----)
Kimberly: #2- T (-I--T-)
Rebecca (turns down $400): #3- S (-I-ST-)
Kimberly (turns down $500): #7- F (FI-ST-)
Rebecca (turns down $1K): #5- E (FIEST-)
Kimberly: BAILOUT W/ $1.5K ($1,550 to help her buy a scooter)
Rebecca finally declines $2K to choose #4 for the month of April & that A's behind...#1.
Getting $700 in betting money apiece to begin the second deal are Theryn (a girl dressed as a giant white box of playing cards), Todd Aspegren (dressed as a #2 beekeeper) & Valerie.
BIG BOX: Valerie ($700)- Giant mouse trap w/ that gorilla behind it
CURTAIN #2: Theryn ($1K)- Game room ($3,054; Tiffany mistakenly called both her & Todd ladies)
CURTAIN #1: NOBODY (Todd leaves w/ $1,400)- Kitchen ($6,377)
Video Bonus: Tiffany's Blooper
Jerwin's Fast Deal Decision (he's wearing a dog hat): SMALL BOX (Jonathan; travel)($500)- AmericanAirlines round-trip airline travel for two w/ a pair of BOSE QuietComfort 15 headphones ($2,100)
CURTAIN #3- '12 Polaris TrailBlazer ATV ($4,799)
Martha, a college student, will face the Inkblot Deal. The only one on offer's the one for CURTAIN #1, but she goes all the way w/ the SILVER ENVELOPE.
SB (Jonathan): Trip to the Rosedon Hotel ($6,022)
SE: DEALER'S DELIGHT- Chevrolet Sonic 1LS HB (CURTAIN #2)($15,395)
Celeste, a retail vintage saleswoman, picked the perfect time to get chosen w/ a piggy bank in her hand, because she's playing Smash for Ca$h.
1. #7- $2
2. #10- BUCK ($3; $1K)
3. #2- DANGER ZONE ENFORCED
4. #6- $2 ($5; $2K)
Among the ones left behind were #4 & #8.
Lisa (a physical therapist dressed as a purple witch) & Delmos (a paint contractor dressed as a plate of spaghetti & meatballs) have been together for nine years.
R1 (Lisa's in control): RED BOX ($800)- Mon Cheri white gold diamond ring ($3,743)
R2 (Delmos' in control): BLUE BOX ($800)- Fresh-baked loafers
THE BIG RISK (CURTAIN #3): YES- Patio furniture w/ a BULL BBQ & the Margaritaville machine ($6,036)
They're NOT done, though...
THE BIG DEAL: ...BUT THEY ARE after choosing Door #1, which nets them $2,181 from The Bank Vault.
#2- Home office w/ Apple electronics & SAMSUNG 40" HDTV ($6,465)
#3- Trip to Argentina (included six nights at their wine country)
To start the aired Quickie Deals, Sue (dressed as a Cheesehead) is asked by Jonathan to pick a number from 0-9 & she chooses six. Unfortunately, the only credit card she's got doesn't end in that number & she loses out on $100 for every card that did end w/ the selected number. Vanessa (dressed as a spa lady) does manage to pull out a small cocktail umbrella for the $500 twitter wad held by Tiffany, while Jessica (dressed as Brooke Hogan w/ a mustache) can't pull out an actual book or magazine for $200.
TPiR: This should be the last old-school episode this week. It starts w/ these First Four "Pricers"- Savannah Smith from the front row, Mary Hynek, Thomas Brown & Catherine Kobak. The one-bid prizes begin w/ a trio of Coach accessories (Rachel in the clam)("In Paris" by Jay-Z & Kanye West).
Savannah: $725/Thomas: $765/Mary: $690/Catherine: $735
Catherine, an office person from Stephensville, WI, plays Let 'em Roll for a '12 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GLS (Std., AT, Pref., Guards)(Amber at Door #3)("Turn Up the Music" by Chris Brown) worth $18,890.
Groceries (Manuela)("Starships" by Nicki Minaj):
Alka-Seltzer Plus Allergy Fast Relief Formula: $4.22
Bayer Low-Dose: $10.34
(Note: As of this taping week, George has gone back to saying the name of a Pricing Game's car after plugging it.)
Tina Dorsey replaces her in Bidder's Row & the second IUFB's a hayneedle breakfast nook (Amber at Door #3)("A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri).
Savannah: $1,100/Thomas: $1,250/Mary: $1,401/TINA: $1,400
After doing a back handspring, Savannah from presumably Detroit plays Coming or Going for a Harley-Davidson Sportster Superlow (Rachel at Door #2)(using a generic WCW wrestler theme).
PICK: Coming ($9,498)
ARP: $9,498- WIN!
Red occupant #2's Kolby Nelson & the last PUFB this half's the Zojirushi small appliances (Amber & Manuela)("Breathing" by Jason Derulo).
KOLBY: $550/Thomas: $473/Mary: $621/Tina: $622
Tina, who's definitely from Detroit, goes on a Shopping Spree ("Wild Ones" by Flo Rida featuring Sia) to try & win the Avanti XL209 treadmill (Rachel), the SAMSUNG 51" HDTV (Rachel), a Plessers.com/Whirlpool stainless-steel French door refrigerator (Manuela) & a red La-Z-Boy sofa (Manuela). The target's set at $5.5K.
1. Fridge- $1,899 ($3,601 left)
2. TV- $1,399 ($2,202 left)
FINAL PICK: Treadmill- $2,499 (Sofa: $649)
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Catherine ($1,404): $.80
Tina ($7,234): $.80
Savannah ($10,698): BOTH GREEN SECTIONS
Green participant #3's Maryanne Moon (who's moving w/ a cane) & a couple of Infinity surfboards (Rachel behind splitting sign)("We Are Young" by Fun feat. Janelle Monae).
Thomas, a weatherman from Toronto, makes an impressive $500 bonus win happen! He then plays Secret X for a six-night trip to the Flamingo in Costa Rica (Amber at Door #3; includes a two-hour surfing lesson)("Without You" by David Guetta feat. Usher) worth $6,170. He places his first X in the very first square.
SPs (Rachel)("Blackout" by Breathe Carolina):
Water-powered clock: $19 or $42?
Mini fridge: $59 or $84?
He overprices the clock at $42, but does win the mini fridge...
...& the vacation!
I forecast that George next calls on Debbie McCullough & the next GUFB's the VocoPro machine (Amber at Door #5)("Work Out" by J. Cole).
Kolby: $901/DEBBIE: $550/Mary: $690/Maryanne: $900
Kolby gets the $1K karaoke set, but now he has 10 Chances to win a Bissell Little Green Clean Machine (Manuela), a SONY digital SLR camera (Manuela) &/or a '12 Nissan Sentra S (Std., Guards, Conv., Mats)(Rachel)(MGHS theme by Edd Kalehoff for that, "da-da-da" main prize cue for the previous two prizes).
Possible Numbers for Vacuum: 0, 8 & 9
2. $90- $90
Possible Numbers in Camera: 0, 5, 7 & 9
3. $590- INCORRECT
5. $790- NO
6. $750- $750
SENTRA NUMBERS: 0, 1, 7, 8 & 9
7. $19,780- NO! (I thought for sure that was it)
10. $17,890 (ARP: $19,870)
Shawn Rees from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo comes down last & the final PUFB today's a Valencia bicycle (Manuela in front of CR)("Someone Like You" by Adele). Mary's been here the whole time.
SHAWN: $749/Debbie: $800/Mary: $1,150/Maryanne: $1,151
Shawn's the second $500 bonus winner of the day! He then's forced to Pick-a-Number for an O.W. Lee patio set (Amber at Door #3)("Sorry For Party Rocking" by LMFAO). Board:
$ 7 9 6 _
NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 2, 5 & 7
He goes w/ that second seven...but that prize actually ended in five.
Shawn ($1,249): 15 + 60 = Three Quarters
Kolby ($1,840): $.75
Thomas ($7,954): 30 + 80 = OVER BY A DIME
SHOWCASE #1 (Door #2)("We Found Love" by Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris):
Left- MacBook Pro package (Manuela)
Right- Six-night trip to the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami, FL (Manuela)
Inside- '12 Bayliner 175 Bowrider (Amber)
TINA PASSES TO SHAWN; SHAWN BIDS 27 GRAND ON TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE GARF
TINA'S SHOWCASE W/ PRIZES THAT START W/ THE LETTER S ("Domino" by Jessie J):
Door #1- Almost Heaven Silo Sauna (Amber)
Door #4- 10-day Insight Vacations tour to Barcelona, Spain (Rachel)
Door #3- '12 Sonata GLS (Std., CMats, Net)(Manuela)
TINA BIDS 38 GRAND ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE STAGE WILLY
Shawn: $29,631 (Difference: $2,631)
Tina: $39,620 (Difference: $1,620)
I thought for sure Tina was done! But she's the champion anyway w/ $46,854 in total winnings, highest since the end of January.
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 3-3 (w/ Technical Loss in TC)
TOTAL WINNINGS: $69,999
WoF: W/ Pat's reported guarantee at the end of last night's episode, I wouldn't be too surprised if one of the two remaining America's Game Weeks this season has at least one $100K win, given the way they've been going this season as compared to Season 28.
$1K T-U: Landmark (we hear laughter after Vanna doesn't start the board properly):
_ H _ / F _ R _ I D _ _ N
_ _ T Y
Ryan figures out THE FORBIDDEN CITY, so the interviewing starts w/ him:
Ryan Slauter (Wyndham, NH)- A nonprofit administrative assistant & former six-year Air Force air traffic controller married to Lindsay w/ two children (Ryan & Tyler)
Minnie Miller (Tacoma, WA)- An Army medic w/ Christopher (13) & Takesha (18) as her children & an uncle who previously appeared about 25 yrs. ago & still hasn't forgotten the puzzle (DON'T BE SARCASTIC) that he missed
Yeganeh Watts (Temecula)- A behavior consultant & singer/songwriter who has a 20-month-old daughter named Lily & has opened a kids' art/music studio
$2K T-U: What Are You Doing?
T H _ _ K I N G
_ U _ / L _ _ D
Ryan rightly says THINKING OUT LOUD is a good strategy to use in the BR.
Wednesday's Featured Trip: Viking River Cruise from Hotwire.com ($9,850)
Meineke Jackpot Round: Fun & Games
He gets four T's for 12 bills, buys an I & grabs two N's for another $1,600 & Free PLAYS an E, then he purchases four A's, calls an L for the Wild Card & buys the other two vowels before repeating the N. Minnie can't take advantage of that mistake, as she loses a turn on the Million Dollar Wedge's right side. As for Yeganeh, she calls the $600 pair of M's...
M A _ T I A L / A _ T _
T O U _ N A M E N T
...& gets the other four Benjamins courtesy of a MARTIAL ARTS TOURNAMENT.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Minnie
SOLE DQ: Ryan (N repetition)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,800
Minnie: $0/Yeganeh: $1K/Ryan: $3K (WC)
Mystery Round: Title
Starting w/ Minnie's second spin of the wheel, she calls two T's for $1K the green 1/2 KIA, buys two E's, calls two $450 H's & a $500 G. Then, she buys two I's and says two Y's for another $600, a $300 L, two A's, a $7K pair of N's & a $1,200 R couplet & we have...
A R _ _ N _ / T H E
_ _ R L _ / I N
E I G H T Y / _ A Y _
...if you replace the last word of this w/ "PLATES", you've got the title of a future Bravo TV reality GS. She solves "AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS" for her first $10,750.
Minnie: $10,750 (1/2 KIA)/Yeganeh: $1K/Ryan: $3K (WC)
Prize Puzzle Round: Phrase
Beginning Yeganeh's next turn is the same Bankrupt of the MDW. Second for Ryan is its other Bankrupt, so there goes his WC. Third, Minnie puts in $1,200 worth of two T's but then calls a dud in H. Fourth, Yeganeh has an S for the LuggageOnline gift tag but that's wiped off the board by the Bankrupt next to where the WC formerly was. Ryan next finds a $300 N, a $550 Y, four E's & a $300 P before trying for the mystery vacation...
_ N E / _ _ / _ Y
_ _ _ - T _ _ E
_ _ _ _ _ _ T E
P _ _ _ E S
...he wins another $900 & will be going to ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE PLACES, the Marriott Waikoloa Beach Resort & Spa, worth $5,263.
SOLE DUD: $600 H (Minnie)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (two by Yegameh, Ryan)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: MD3241827 (Mary D.)
Minnie: $10,750/Yeganeh: $1K/Ryan: $9,163 in cash & Hawaii
WHEEL Deals! Wednesday Offer of the Week: $100 Restaurant.com gift card for only $10; $8 if you use that SonyCard
$3K T-U: On the Map
T _ _ _ L _ N _ / _ N D
_ I E T _ _ _
Ryan nails THAILAND AND VIETNAM for the lead at $12,163.
After spinning the wheel again, he wastes a spin on the Bankrupt next to top dollar; that's his second of the night. Minnie secondly digs up two T's & an H at $350 per appearance, quadruple E's but then a negative of L. Third for Yeganeh are a $600 S, an $1,100 N pairing, the same amount of A's, the same quantity of R's for $600 extra but then a dummy letter of M. After Ryan hits the regular Bankrupt from earlier in the match (that's his third), Minnie then puts the trip P's for $900 additional & we're headed to Last Chance Mode late on this puzzle...
_ R O N T / P A _ E / O _
T H E / N E _ S P A P E R
...w/ the remaining three consonants worth $1,300 each. After she next desires the F's...
F R O N T / P A _ E / O F
T H E / N E _ S P A P E R
...she might soon be appearing on the FRONT PAGE OF THE NEWSPAPER in her hometown, because she's won it w/ 4,050 more bucks.
DUDS (both before big bell): $800 L (Minnie), $600 M (Yeganeh)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both by Ryan)
Minnie: $14,800/Yeganeh: $1K/Ryan: $12,163 in cash & trip
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $1K in luggage
Big Money Round #130: Minnie lands on an A...this time the first one in AMERICA'S.
Let's see some RSTLNE help, fellers:
_ _ S _ _
R E _ _ _ R E _ E N T S
PDMA adds a couple letters...
_ A S _ _
R E _ _ _ R E M E N T S
...but she's too thirsty for this bonus puzzle, wrongly thinking the second word's REFRESHMENTS, so she didn't even have the BASIC REQUIREMENTS to win $35K; she goes home w/ $14,800.
(Also: Beau Henson finally ended the April Fools Day's Week curse on "Jeopardy!" w/ the sole correct response in Final J!, winning $12,001 for a two-day total of $28,002.)
7: "Jeopardy!", "Let's Make a Deal" & "The Price is Right"
6: "Wheel of Fortune"