Ladies' Choice for the Guy: CURTAIN #1- Polaris Phoenix 200 ($3,599)
Glenn & Kara's Choice for Elizabeth: BB- 40" SONY HDTV & VAIO laptop ($3.5K)
Glen & Elizabeth's Choice for Kara: CURTAIN #2- Designer shoes/accessories ($3,150; everybody could've had $1K in this part of the deal)
THE BIG RISK (SE): Glenn & Elizabeth- Five-night trip to the JW Marriott Beijing ($7,543)
Irene (dwarf) is the last trader this season to play Car Pong for the 2012 KIA Forte LX worth $15,950 (Curtain #3).
Prompt: Singers who appeared on Tony Bennett's "Duets 2" CD
Choices: Carrie Underwood, Lady GaGa, Olivia Newton-John & John Mayer
PICKS: Lady GaGa, Carrie Underwood & John Mayer
She's only offered $500 to not play it out instead of the usual $100 per second.
RESULT- WINS $1K W/ WEST CUP
Veronica's Fast Deal Decision (a standardized patient who's wearing a few leaves): $1K each time an 8 appears on a $50 bill's serial code (SE)- 01265617 (so she only gets the $50 bill)
SB- Dining room ($3,197)
Ericka (fashion victim) gets her chance to fill out a Blank Check.
Red: EIGHT ($8)
Blue: THREE ($38)
Yellow: ONE ($138)- BAILOUT TO BUY CURTAIN #3
Green: EIGHT ($8,138)
#3 (because of her uncle)- Bathtub car
The Big Deal of the Day's that $23,175 Argentinian Adventure, I believe.
CD Jukebox Deal time.
Sharon's Round (a customer service manager from Orange County, CA dressed as a package of Twinsies): #3 (Broadway)- $2K
SB (Tiffany)- Trip to Santa Barbara ($4K)
Zsolt (pig in a blanket) will have likely the other shot of the day at an automobile amongst everything else on that Strike a Match board.
1. #5: #1
2. #2: $2K
3. #7: $1.5K
4. #8: #1- Outdoor patio canopy bed w/ stainless-steel beverage cooler ($2,980)
5. #17: SE
6. #23: $500
7. #9: SE- $1K Sur la table gift tag
8. #15: DANGER ZONE ENFORCED9. #10: LOSS
$1K- #14 & #19
$2K- #2 & #16
SB- #3 & #11
#3- #18 & #21
Tedminia Hardaway's FD Decision (reindeer): CURTAIN #3 ($1K; her husband Delvin's dressed as a blue surgeon)- Ford Focus S (I think this was the leftover behind the same place during SaM)
SB- Honeycomb purse & wallet
THE BD: To turn his China trip tickets into the ones for Argentina, Glenn chooses DOOR #2...WIPEOUT- he'll have to settle for the $1,099 AjMadison BBQ w/ the $1K Omaha Steaks gift card.
#1- Five-night getaway to the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort ($7,872)
#3- The Bank Vault (which was revealed second & I was wrong about this episode again)
For the last taped Quickie Deal, Mathis (Mexican) gets a chance to toss his sombrero. If it lands anywhere on the main hub, he'll get $100. If it reaches the blue part w/ the show's logo on it, he'll pocket $300 & should it land on Wayne's head, Jonathan will pay Mathis $700. The result...$300.
The end-of-show item this time around that the entire studio messes w/ is birthday cake.
Video Bonus: "LMaD" S3 Staff Fight
TPiR: Thuy Tran, Gregory Rousseau, Mary Polenta & Matthew Everett all "Come on Down" to become the First Four winner wannabes here. The opening PUFB's three pairs of Casadei shoes (Amber & Rachel)(Edd Kalehoff cue).
Matthew: $650/Mary: $1,100/Gregory: $475/Thuy: $500
LFaT Mary plays 1 Right Price ("We Found Love" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris) for these getaways to the Marriott S.F. Marquis (Rachel) & the Omni Hotel & Resort in Cancun (Amber).
PICK: Cancun- WIN! ($5,780)
Blue player #2's a Virginian, Gail Farmer! The second one-bid thing's the four pairs of Tom Ford sunglasses (Amber & George)("Give Your Heart a Break" by Demi Lovato).
Matthew: $701/GAIL: $700/Gregory: $1,600/Thuy: $1,700 (she realizes her likely mistake)
Matthew from Temecula plays Switcheroo (Rachel) for a Hyundai Elantra Sedan AT (Std., Pref., Armor, Mats, Net)(Amber at Door #3)("Call Me Maybe" for the car, "Eyes Open" by Taylor Swift for the SPs). Board:
$ 1 9 , 6 _ 4: ELANTRA S.
$ _ 0: Ice cream maker
$ _ 5: Hair dryer
$ _ 0: Blender
$ _ 2: Sunny Morning toaster
NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 1, 2, 3, 5 & 7
R1 (he's done in :15):
$19,674: ELANTRA S.
$50: I.C. maker
$25: Hair dryer
$19,614: ELANTRA S.
$70: I.C. maker
$55: Hair dryer
The bad news is that he gets penalized for not making enough changes, so that'll cost him...
$19,614: ELANTRA S.- WIN!
$70: I.C. maker- WIN
$35: Hair dryer
$22: Toaster- WIN
...not much of anything!
Sixth's Alyssa Rydberg & the third IUFB's the Paradigm home theater speaker system (Rachel at Door #5)(IUFB/truck cue variant).
ALYSSA: $1K/Gail: $500/Gregory: $525/Thuy: $1,025
Alyssa overbid by a dollar, so Gregory (an ad agency worker from West Hollywood, CA) plays the Balance Game for a La-Z-Boy Quinn sky blue living room group w/ the Panasonic 65" HDTV ("Young, Wild & Free" by Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg feat. Bruno Mars)(Rachel at Door #3). Whether he wins or loses, he'll spin The Big Wheel first.
DOLLAR VALUES AVAILABLE: $2K, $3K & $5K
GUESS: $5,915- WIN!
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Gregory ($6,914): 15 + Dime = Quarter
Mary ($14,527): $.95
Matthew ($21,211): 70 + 55 = OVER BY A QUARTER
Orange occupant #2's Barbara Tirado & IUFB #4's 26 pieces of Zercoca cookware/tools (Amber behind splitting sign)("Love You Betta" by Neon Hitch).
Alyssa: $399/Gail: $551/BARBARA: $550/Thuy: $350 (STAGE GARF)
Barbara's $500 richer! And she plays Freeze Frame for, fittingly, a kitchen (Rachel at Door #3)("Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele). There are two real choices, IMHO- $4,854 & $5,479. Actually, she pulls the lever at $6,997...& wins! She also could've incorrectly guessed $2,169, $3,221, $7,986, $8,632 or $9,748.
The next winner might be named Gregory Gaer & the next IUFB will be pairs of Nikon digital cameras & 4 GB memory cards (ceiling)("Not Over You" by Gavin DeGraw).
Alyssa: $420/Gail: $426/GREGORY: $350/Thuy: $399
Gail wins the $518 electronics package by default & this Virginia volunteer plays Check-Out for The Maids service, groceries & Fandango tickets for a yr., all worth $8,151 (both at Door #3)("Fortune Hunter" variant by Edd). This morning's items ("Saxy Showcase" underscore by Michael Karp) are Francesco Rinaldi Traditional Pasta Sauce, C&H Pure Cane Powdered Sugar, bubble gum lip gloss, Krusteaz Blueberry Complete Pancake Mix & Sunny D.
Sunny D: $5
TOTAL GUESS: $13.47
Mix: $3.29Sunny D: $3.59
ACTUAL TOTAL: $12.35- WIN W/ $1.12 DIFFERENCE!
Samantha Christensen could be the one to complete a Perfect Show, but Thuy's in danger of going to the FF Breakfast Club. The last IUFB that will decide quite a bit is gonna be those eVOLUTION power tools (Rachel's the conductor).
Alyssa: $570/SAMANTHA: $1,250/Gregory: $556/Thuy: $600
Thuy has escaped & also wins the $500 wad! She's a Geometry student from Western University.
Now, it all comes down to any number, where she hopefully will win a Honda Accord LX Sedan (Std., Sensors, Mats)(Rachel at Door #2)(MDS theme by Karp). If not, maybe she'll at least get the Endurance 82u exercise bike (Amber)("Good Feeling" by Flo Rida).
1. 3- ACCORD S. ($ 2 _ , _ 3 _)
2. 4- Butt Bank ($ 4 . _ _)
3. 8- E. Bike ($ 8 _ _)
4. 2- ACCORD S. ($ 2 2 , _ 3 _)
5. 5- E. Bike ($ 8 _ 5)
6. 0- Butt Bank ($ 4 . _ 0)
7. 6- ACCORD S. ($ 2 2 , _ 3 6)
Does she pick the 9 last for a PERFECTO???...
...NO, SHE FALLS TWO SHORT. Darn. She'll have to settle for the $875 exerciser; the piggy bank thus had $4.10. If Honda hadn't increased the base prices on all of their cars back then, the result would've been much different.
Thuy ($1,975): $.85
Barbara ($8,047): 30 + 70 = WINS $1K & SHOWCASE BERTH
Gail ($8,669; she got a kidney transplant four yrs. ago): 95 + 75 = OVER
Barbara needs to win something in her Bonus Spin to be the Top Winner in the Showcase Round. It stops on...$.85.
NIGHT UNDER THE STARS SHOWCASE:
In between Door #2- Weekend camping package (Rachel)
Inside- Camping tent trailer & Toyota Tacoma AT (Amber driving it in reverse next to the trailer on the right)
MARY PASSES TO BARBARA; BARBARA BIDS 35 GRAND ON CAMPING SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE WILLY OF THE CENTURY
MARY'S SUGAR RUSH SHOWCASE:
Door #3- Five-night Vegas.com trip & $1K Rocket Fizz shopping spree (Amber)
Door #1- His/her BMW GS650 motorcycles (Rachel)
MARY BIDS $18K ON TRIP/MOTORCYCLES SHOWCASE- WIN
And nobody in the studio left empty-handed on this day- they got stuff from Rocket Fizz.
Mary: $23,548 (Difference: $5,048)
Including her trips & motorcycles, Mary's total prize haul: $38,075.
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 5-1 (if only there wasn't the $100 base price increase on that Accord)
TOTAL WINNINGS: $85,891
Video Bonuses: Footage of This Episode- Part 1/Part 2
FF: Two familiar families this season are back today.
TODAY'S GAME: Karapetians (whose two-day cash winnings total $895) vs. Woodys (whose two-day cash winnings total $505)
R1: Name something an actor or actress does to prepare for a nude scene. First answer (s) of the game:
#1: Undress (27; Shay described that as "Dress without your clothes off", which is a gramatically wrong statement)
Bryauna: Rehearse lines- X
Marcus: Visit a nudist colony- XX
Joe Steal: Work out/sit-ups- #5 (7)
#2: Lose weight/diet (21)
#3: Shave/wax (12)
#4: Bathe/shower (11)
R2: Name something you get a new one of because you're tired of looking at the old one. Example(s) ahoy:
#1: Clothes/undies/shoes (23)(Sylvia)
#5: Car (8)(Bryauna)
Nick (who's presumably part of an agency that's similar to the CIA): Watch- X
Ani (who's from L.A. & has a scarf line called The Love Project): Spouse/mate- #2 (15)
Taline (single): Home- XX
Joe: Job- XXX
Shay Steal (for 46 & the early lead): TV- #3 (12)
#4: Furniture (11)
#6: Curtains (6)
#7: Purse (4)
Double: Name a place people don't want to end up. Let's see at least one:
#4: Cemetery (8)(Nick)
DUD- Alone (Marcus)
Ani: Jail- #1 (52)
Taline: Hell- #2 (22)
Joe: Hospital- X
Sylvia: Court- XX
Nick: Back at home w/ their parents- XXX
Shay Steal (for another 164 & to stay ahead): Unemployed- NO (Karapetians: 191)
#3: Street/poorhouse (10)
#5: Loony bin (3)
Triple: According to 100 women, name something you would do if you had a bad hair day. Whether anyone likes it or not, here is/are the base answer (s):
#1: Wear hat/scarf (67)(Contessa)
Jonathan: Go to the hair salon- X
Shay: Pull it up in a ponytail- #3 (8)
Bryauna: Put on a wig- #2 (9)
Marcus: Stay at home- WIN! (7)(319)
1. How old were you before your parents trusted you to be home alone?
2. Name something kids accidentally leave at school.
3. Name a crop grown in the South.
4. A state that starts w/ "New".
5. Name something you might do to another person that rhymes w/ "lump".
1. 16- 8
2. Book satchel- 10
3. Corn- 35
4. New York (he almost said New Orleans)- 46
5. Bump- 43
1. 13- 16
2. Lunchbox- 7
3. Peaches- 6
4. New Jersey- 19
5. Hump- 30
TOTAL- WIN AT 229!
They have two wins & $20,505 to their credit after three appearances.
Instead of the usual FM instant replay during the credits, everyone on stage's dancing!
$1K T-U: Phrase
_ O T / O N
T H E / _ _ _ I L
Cheryl enjoys eating stuff that's HOT ON THE GRILL, but that's a wrong answer.
H O T / O N
T H E / T R _ I L
She wasn't quite HOT ON THE TRAIL, but Chris is for now alongside his female opponents:
Chris Warren (Lake Oswego, OR)- A 14 Major in the Oregon Army National Guard & the executive officer for their recruiting & national batallion who's been deployed twice to Iraq & Afghanistan
Cheryl Corum (Newberg, OR)- A nine-yr. flight attendant nurse married to Casey for 36 yrs.
Jessica Allen (Vancouver, WA)- An outdoors kind of girl who has a boyfriend & three dogs
$2K T-U: Show Biz
T A K _ _ _
C E N T E _ / S _ A _
Chris' currently TAKING CENTER STAGE, making him $3K richer than he was before.
Thursday's Featured Prize: g adventure to Peru ($7,298)
Centrum Jackpot Round: What Are You Doing?
He gets the trip right away w/ the N, two G's for $700, two I's, five T's for an additional $2,250 & a $600 couple of H's, then he buys the sole negative vowel (U). Second, Cheryl's called two S's for the River City Bicycles gift tag & three $300 R's, then she buys an E set & an A single and...
S E T T I N G
T H E / R E _ _ R _
S T R A I G H T
...she's SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT for $1,400 in cash & gift certificate & will begin the second full maingame round.
SOLE DUD: U (Chris)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $6,400
Chris: $3K/Cheryl: $1,400 in cash & tag/Jessica: $0
Mystery Round: Before & After
Cheryl's opening letters happen to be a $300 T at the end of the top line (out of four) & a dud of N while on the Mystery Wedge in between Free PLAY & Lose a Turn. Second, Jessica grabs the other MW after calling an S on the bottom...which has the $10K! Then come three R's for $1,800, two $3.5K L's, an O, quadruple E's, but she then gets stopped by the only dud vowel in the round (A). Chris claims two Y's for nine $100 bills, two P's to add six & a $300 M, but he then Bankrupts out next to top dollar to lose the 18 Benjamins. Cheryl then gets the green 1/2 KIA because of a $500 G & then...
Y O _ / L _ G _ T
_ P / M Y
L _ _ E
P R E S E R _ E R
...she says "YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE PRESERVER" for a $200 bonus.
DUDS: A (Jessica), N (Cheryl)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Chris
Chris: $3K/Cheryl: $2,400 in cash & card (1/2 KIA)/Jessica: ZIP
Prize Puzzle Round: Fun & Games
Two S's (one on the top line out of three & the other on the very bottom) net Jessica the Wild Card right out of the chute, but she & Chris both bust out on the same Bankrupt, so that's gone just like that (that's also the man's second of the night). Cheryl then lights up triple N's for $900, two D's for a doubler, five A's, an E & four I's & the U to clean out the vowels in one sitting, followed by a $2,200 T quartet, three $500 R's while on FP & a $7K L couplet...a $900 H, an $800 G & a $500 M later...
T H R I L L / R I D E S
A N D / A M A _ I N G
A T T R A _ T I O N S
...she's definitely the new leader w/ $13,700 & a chance to see some THRILL RIDES AND AMAZING ATTRACTIONS at Universal Studios Florida on their $5K trip.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Jessica & Chris)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: AB8442100 (Amy B.)
Chris: $3K/Cheryl: $21,100 in cash & gifts/Jessica: ZILCH
$3K T-U: Place
_ A T _ _ _ A L
F _ R _ S T
Chris solves NATURAL FOREST for the T-U Sweep.
Last Chance Round: Food & Drink
Consonants are worth $1,800 per appearance. After his P call...
S _ L _ _ R / _ _ L L _ R
P _ N C _ K _ S
...he eats some SILVER DOLLAR PANCAKES for 9K more bucks. Cheryl had $3,600 & Jessica had twice her bank.
DUDS: H (Cheryl), M (Cheryl), T (Jessica)
Chris: $15K/Cheryl: $21,100 in cash & prizes/Jessica: $1K GOOSEEGG
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding cardboard): $1,800
Maxwell House Regular BR #170: Cheryl hits the E in AMERICA'S.
This one-wordy starts as:
_ _ _ E R _ _ R _
CHMO gives her just said vowel...
_ _ _ E R _ O R _
...well, she wasn't going to be signing the PAPERWORK for a '12 Highlander Hybrid, because she also loses the $35K. In any event, $21,100 in cash & stuff go home w/ her.
Julie Zukowski (Crystal Lake, IL)- Public librarian
Ursula Rodgers (Denver)- Homemaker/visual artist
CHAMPION: Joel Pool (whose three-day cash winnings total $69,600)
Light up some categories, please:
WE BAND OF BROTHERS
MY SALAD DAYS
ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE
2B OR NOT TO 2B (there are two words in each right response, one of which has two B's)
THE WINTER OF OUR DISCOUNT TENT
Ursula barely leads Julie $2,800-$2,600 at halftime, while Joel's sitting on $1,200. The Daily Double is NOT found; it was left underneath the $800 or $1K clue from All the World's a Stage. W/ that, Ursula has $6,400, Joel's got $3,400 & Julie's $4K behind Ursula.
LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $3K
Next Subject Menu:
50 YEARS AGO-- 1962
ROMAN THE ROADS
"O", HOW ENTERTAINING
NEWSPAPER TOWNS (the right response each time's the name of the largest newspaper in circulation from that town)
The middle categories (Opera Characters & Roman the Roads) are left w/ each of them having a DD...& the champ's got one w/ the $1,600 clue in the latter category at $9K. He trails Ursula by a mere $200 & Julie's again $4K off Ursula's first-place score (but this time w/ $5,200). The wager will be 1/3 his bank, so for the lead, his clue is:
These stones bearing a dedication to the emperor were set every 1K paces along Roman roads.
"What are milestones?"...yes indeed for 12 big ones & the lead! That leaves about a minute left in the round for the other one to be chosen from Opera Characters...& Ursula has one from a $1,200 screen while doubling up Julie to $10,400; Joel's currently on $14K & has a $3,600 leading cushion between him & Ursula. For another two thou:
In a Franz Lehar opera, Hanna Glawari, who recently lost her banker-husband, is this title character.
Time runs out on her & this round, so we won't see either of the last two clues for that same theme. Correct: "What was The Merry Widow?".
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,200
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $8,800
Heading into Final:
Julie: $5,200- MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED
FJ! TOPIC: Biographies.
The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century is a biography of this scientist born in The Balkans.
Response: "Who was N. Tesla?"
Final score: $10,300
Ursula...BLANKED & gives up $3,800, so Joel's complete correct FJ! response doesn't matter this time & he's won another 17 grand! Four-match total: $86,600.
$1K Q Game
8: "Family Feud" & "The Price is Right"
7: "Jeopardy!", "Let's Make a Deal" & "Wheel of Fortune"