Friday, May 25, 2012

5/25/2012 Results

TPiR: Margarita, Michael Burton, Danielle Levas & Larry Hurst from Toledo, OH all get the famous cue & the first IUFB today's a 20-piece SONY PSP package (Rachel in the clam)(IUFB/truck cue variant).

Margarita: $850/Michael: $900/Danielle: $500/Larry: $901

ARP: $840

Margarita's $10 overage means San Diegogan Danielle plays the Money Game for a Ford Focus S (Std., AT, CMP)(Manuela at Door #3)(MDS theme by Michael Karp). Board:

(18)(40)(89)
(68)(05)(17)
(75)(16)(90)

MIDDLE NUMBER: 5 ($ 1 _ , 5 _ _)

(Note: Paint/fabric protection on the Focus S is now $698.)

1. 16- $
2. 17- $ (33)
3. 18- FRONT ($ 1 8 , 5 _ _)
4. 68- $ (101)
FINAL PICK: 89- SHOT DOWN BY EL CHEAPO ($190)

Sean Harris has enough energy to be called down fifth & the second GUFB's a two-night retreat to the Beach House in Hermosa Beach (Rachel behind splitting sign)("It Will Rain" by Bruno Mars).

Margarita: $1,200/Michael: $700/SEAN: $675/Larry: $1,100

ARP: $1,794

Margarita becomes the latest customer of the Bargain Game ("Fortune Hunter" by Edd Kalehoff), where she may take home the BMS Heritage 150 marked at $786 (Manuela) & the Weber BBQ marked at $1,549 (Rachel).

PICK: Motorscooter
BBQ: $2,049 (Difference: $500)
MOTORSCOOTER: $1,586 (Difference: $800)- WIN!

The next customer at The Bob Barker Studio's Angela Danforth & closing out the first half of one-bids will be a Tacori 18-karat white gold ring on one of Manuela's fingers ("Not Over You" by Gavin DeGraw).

ANGELA: $1,200/Michael: $1.5K/Sean: $1,550/Larry: $1,800

ARP: $1,340

Angela from Detroit better get her fists ready, because she's facing that Punch-a-Bunch board (Rachel).

SPs ("Back in Time" by Pitbull):
1. Juicer ($13): HIGHER- $17
2. Breville pie maker ($150): LOWER- $100
3. Cuisinart electric popcorn maker ($33): HIGHER- $60
4. 10-piece grill set ($129): LOWER- $90

PUNCHES:
#27: $250
#34: $100
#8: $500
#50: $500- TECHNICAL LOSS

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1: 
Danielle ($1,030): 30 + 55 = $.85
Angela ($2,107): $.90
Margarita ($5,429): 55 + 60 = OVER BY $.15

Christina Syzczypkowski goes red third & the following PUFB's a La-Z-Boy Allegra chair (Rachel behind rising sign)("Love You Better" by Neon Hitch).

CHRISTINA: $450/Michael: $300 (STAGE GARF)/Sean: $455/Larry: $375 (SG)

By default, Sean (a Business Economics student at Azusa Pacific University from S.D.) gets the $549 chair & plays Danger Price ($2,870)(using the newer multi-prize cue w/ the guitar & the saxophone) for some Givenchy boots w/ a handbag (Manuela), the 28 cubic-foot stainless-steel refrigerator (Manuela), the Masconi Donovan II pool table (Rachel) & the Panasonic 46" plasma HDTV (Rachel).

1. TV- $899
2. Accessories- LOSS

Fridge- $3,499
P. Table- $1,630

Replacing him in Contestant's Row is Alexandra Stoehr from the front row & held by George's an at&t/SAMSUNG android Galaxy Note smartphone w/ the one-yr. plan ("Without You" by David Guetta feat. Usher).

Christina: $1,200/Michael: BUCK/ALEXANDRA: $1,400/Larry: $1,100

ARP: $1,590

Unfortunately for Larry, Alexandra from Twin Cities, MN makes it up right away & plays Lucky $even for a 2012 Honda Civic LX Coupe AT (Std., Mirror/Compass, Net)(Rachel)("Drive By" by Train). She nails the second digit of 8, then guesses 6 for digit #3, which costs the lady...

$ 1 8 , 9 _ _

...three buckaroos. She then plays the odds w/ 4, so an 8 would be tragic...

$ 1 8 , 9 3 _

...nope, she has $3 left. Alexandra finally goes back to 6...

$ 1 8 , 9 3 8

...SANDBAG!

Last this week's Michelle Pulizzi (who's wearing a shirt w/ the current Showcase podium design on it) & the final IUFB of the week is a pair of ARCHOS tablet computers (Rachel)("Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera).

Christina: $950/Michael: BUCK/MICHELLE: $975/Larry: $850

ARP: $800

TODAY'S FF BREAKFAST CLUB VICTIM- Larry

Michael from Rancho Cucamonga plays Now...or Then for an Inspire M-2 home gym & a NordicTrack treadmill w/ six months of weekly one-hour personal trainer sessions, a prize package worth $6,794 (Manuela at Door #2)("Sexy & I Know It" by LMFAO). Then is May '02 & the groceries this time ("Lights" by Ellie Goulding) are a box of Old London All-Natural, Whole Grain Melba Snacks Sesame marked at $2.09, the seven-ounce container of Reddi-wip marked at $2.99, a 28-ounce can of Bush's Original Baked Beans marked at $1.59, the Keebler Ready Crust marked at $2.39, a five-tablet box of Allegra Allergy marked at $6.82 & the Knorr Rice Sides Baby Back BBQ marked at $1.89.

1. Allegra: NOW
2. Rice: NOW
3. Crust: WIN W/ NOW! (Thens: Beans & Snacks)

SCSD #2:
Sean ($549): 20 + Dime = $.30
Michael ($7,594): $.80
Alexandra ($20,528): Dime + 55 = $.65

SHOWCASE #1 ("Grandeur Showcase" by Karp)
Door #1- Six-night stay at The Roosevelt Hotel w/ a one-hr. tour of The Museum of Modern Art (Manuela)
Door #2- Black/white MacGregor 26M (Rachel)

MICHAEL PASSES TO ANGELA; ANGELA BIDS $26,121 ON TRIP/SAILBOAT SHOWCASE- POSSIBLE SG

MY BID FOR TRIP/SAILBOAT SHOWCASE: $33,383

MICHAEL'S CUBES SHOWCASE:
In front of CR- AMS 130 Cube mountain bike (Rachel)
Door #4- Six-night trip to China (where you can visit The Water Cube)("Part of Me" by Katy Perry for first two prizes)
Door #3- '12 Nissan cube SL (Std., IDK, Organizer, Guards)(Manuela)(consolation prize cue by Edd)

MICHAEL BIDS $28K ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $30,333

Showcase ARPs:
Angela: $30,624 (Difference: $4,503)
Michael: $29,445 (Difference: $1,445)


The playing Michael wins $37,039 in stuff & likely will be one of the last Nissan cube owners ever.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 3-3 (w/ one TL)
TOTAL WINNINGS: $66,682


FF: There's one unaired episode that featured the Chrostowskis left this season (& the Gallaghers should be the other carryover family from this season to next), but I don't think either of these two-win families will be back after this afternoon:

TODAY'S GAME: Flowerses (whose three-day cash winnings total $1,930) vs. Rzentkowskis (whose three-day cash winnings total $1,670)

R1: Name something men have to muster up the courage to do. Beginning w/:

#1:
#2: Talk/ask for date (28)(Allen)
#3:
#4: Apologize (7)(Hope)
#5:
#6:


Rzentkowskis:
Danika: Propose/marry- #1 (32)
Shawn: Ask for a raise- X
Diana: Go on a job interview- XX
Lee (BTW, he & Allen work at a Toyota car dealership): Ask for time off- XXX

Hope Steal (for 67): Ask for directions- NO

T3: Go to doctor/dentist (7)
BOTTOM ANSWERS: Dance & say "I love you" (4 each)


R2: Name something a caveman might drag around. Get 'em out:

#1:
#2:
#3:
#4: Kill/meat (6)(Danika)

#5:
#6:
TIME OVER- Monica

Rzentkowskis:
Shawn: Cavewoman- #2 (31)
Diana: Big club- #1 (47)
Lee: Big dinosaur bone- #5 (3)
Allen: Rock- X
Danika: Kids- XX
Shawn: Wheel- XXX

Hope Steal #2 (for 87 & the lead): Clothes (especially the loin cloth)- NO (Rzentkowskis: 154)

#3: Wood/branches (8)
#6: His body/knuckles (2)

Double: Give me a nice word for a person's rear end. This may get nasty:

#1:
#2:

#3: Derriere (12)(Shawn)
#4:

#5: Behind (7)(Tammy)
#6:
#7:


Rzentkowskis:
Diana: Tush- T1 (17)
Lee: Bum- #7 (5)
Allen: Butt(ocks)- T1 (17)
Danika: Bottom- #6 (6)

Shawn: Backside- X
Diana: Booty- SWEEP! (8)(298)

(Note: The scoreboard on top of the big board wasn't working during that round.)

Triple: Name a reason a man gets married. In the final regulation face-off:

#1: Because he loves her (61)(Diana)
#2:
#3:

#4:

Rzentkowskis:
Lee: $$$- #4 (5)
Allen: Because she's pregnant/children- #2 (19)
Danika: Because he wants lifelong companionship- ANOTHER SWEEP FOR THE SHUTOUT! (6)(571)

(Note: Apparently nowadays, you're invited back if you get shut out & the host never gets to your family podium.)

FAST MONEY:

1. According to 100 guys on the 1-10 scale, how much does it bother you when you pack on an extra 10 pounds?
2. Name something passengers do on planes that's very rude.
3. Name something that starts w/ "Quick".
4. Name something that gives a restaurant atmosphere.
5. What's the best way a woman gets to defend herself from a mugger?

Shawn:
1. 6- 10
2. Snap gum- 2
3. Quick trip- 2
4. The lighting- 31
5. Mace/pepper spray- 38
TOTAL- 83


Danika:
1. 9- 6
2. Pick their nose- DUD
3. Quicktime- DUD
4. Music- 18
5. Punch- 24
TOTAL- 131 ($655)

They should go home w/ $2,325.

#1s:
1. 5
2. Talk too much/loud
3. Quicksand

WoF: This is the swan song from the Oregon Convention Center.

$1K T-U: Event

F _ _ _ I N G / T R I P

Brad starts to blurt out the correct solution of FISHING TRIP, but it's Devan who buzzes in & gets on the board first. Let's meet & greet these folks:

Devan Lawrence (Tacoma, WA)- A makeup artist w/ a French Bulldog named Rocco
Brad Exline (home; born in Iowa City)- Married to Lisa for 11 yrs.
Hannah Callender (home for 2.5 yrs.; originally from Halls, TN)- A University of Portland Math professor who sings and plays the guitar in a band & goes snowboarding

$2K T-U: Living Thing

_ N G L _ _ H

_ _ _ L _ _ _

Devan solve ENGLISH BULLDOG fairly quickly for $3K.

Final Featured Trip This Week: Tanque Verde Ranch courtesy of Hotwire.com ($6,560)

Centrum Jackpot Round: Fun & Games

She duds out right away w/ F while on the River City Bicycles gift tag. Secondly, Brad calls two T's at $600 each, buys the E at the end of the first line but then hits the Bankrupt next to $2.5K to lose $350. Third, Hannah gets two $500 H's while on the Jackpot but then a dud of L. Fourth, Devan Free PLAYS an A and has a $300 R, an O but then calls an unfortunate negative of S for sorry while on that Million Dollar Wedge. Brad then calls two K's for $1K & the green 1/2 KIA, buys the remainder of the round's vowels (three I's & a U singleton) & finds three N's to throw in $1,350. The board as we see it...

H I K I N _ / I N / T H E

_ A _ K _ O U N T R _

...he's been HIKING IN THE BACKCOUNTRY to earn $1,850 & start the next puzzle.

DUDS: F (Devan), $550 L (Hannah), S (Devan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Brad
FINAL UNCLAIMED JACKPOT AMOUNT ON THIS ROAD TRIP: $8,400

Current Scores:

Brad: $1,850 (1/2 KIA)/Hannah: $0/Devan: $3K

Mystery Round: Before & After

He gets a second green 1/2 KIA w/ a $500 T, but his next vowel buy of A's no good. Hannah secondly discovers there's no N in this puzzle while she's on $3.5K. Third, Devan inserts triple the R's for $1,200 & an E, then she gets into a run-in w/ the other natural Bankrupt to the tune of $950. Back to Brad, he digs up a couple of L's for another six bills, the same amount of O's, a $500 F, the two I's to round out the vowel department and a $500 H & B. Now, we have...

_ R O _ E R _

B I L L

O F / R I _ H T _

...him thinking of a PROPERTY BILL OF RIGHTS, which is a letter too many, so he probably misses out on $16,850 in cash & Soul. Afterwards, Hannah calls the $550 S at the end...

_ R O _ E R _

B I L L

O F / R I _ H TS

...& finds a GROCERY BILL OF RIGHTS to add $450 & have her start the next crucial puzzle.

DUDS: A (Brad), $3.5K N (Hannah)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Devan
SOLE DQ: Brad (blown solve)

Current Scores:

Brad: $1,850 (1/2 KIA)/Hannah: $1K/Devan: $3K

(Notes: Just before the second commercial break, Pat incorrectly said the Soul was out of play because of the incorrect response by Brad & there was an obvious edit in him later saying he still gets to keep the plate he earned from the JR.)

Prize Puzzle Round: Thing

Hannah's started w/ a $1.5K S trio, two E's & an A, then a $1K N pair, an $800 L couplet, an I, a $1K pair of L's for the other 1/2 KIA & the Bankrupt next to the Wild Card strikes, so those ladies are now out of the running for the Soul & she's lost $3,550. Second for Devan are $2,400 worth of triple K's, the rest of the vowels (a U & quad O's) but then she falls victim to the Bankrupt w/ top dollar next door, so there go 1,900 bucks (her second of the match). Third, Brad Loses a Turn. On the restart, Hannah puts up three $500 C's while on the last remaining 1/2 KIA to officially take the Soul out of play (& I think there was a second edit) &...

S C E N E R _ / _ _ A _

_ I L L / K N O C K

_ O U R / S O C K S

O _ _

...prepare for SCENERY THAT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF- you've got the extra dough & that $5.5K Caravan.com Panama Tour.

SOLE LaT: Brad
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: WL4698595 (William L.)

Current Scores:

Brad: $1,850/Hannah: $8K in cash & tour/Devan: $3K

$3K T-U: On the Map

M _ U _ _ / H _ O D

Devan doubles up by solving MOUNT HOOD.

Last Chance Round: Phrase

The Final Spin's valued at $1.5K; anyone can win. After a D's called for...

L _ T ' S / _ _ L L / _ T

_ / D _ _

...Devan says "LET'S CALL IT A DAY" for $4.5K & the title.

Final Scores:

Brad: $1,850/Hannah: $8K in cash & Panama/Devan: $10.5K
GT: $20,350

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding cardboard): $4,850

Maxwell House Regular BR #171: Devan spins the I in WIN.

Category: Person

About half the letters to begin:

_ L _ _ _ E R

BHPU are called, so she has an idea...

B L _ _ _ E R

...well, it's NOT PLUMBER now...but this BLOGGER is pleased to report that she makes the $30K solve anyway! She leaves w/ a $40.5K payday & there's $27.5K in the Rebuilding Together bank.

OVERALL WINNINGS REPORT IN PORTLAND:
Going Green Week: $255,979
Portland Week: $230,243
College Week: $242,305
Great Outdoors Week: $251,573
GT: $980,100

To close things out in Portland, Pat & Vanna eat a graham cracker version of the $1M envelope!

J!: Joel Pool's quest for five wins could be ended by:

Jennifer Arceneaux (L.A.)- Grant writer
Jim Virtel (Lamont, IL)- Graduate student of Philosophy

For the first time this Friday night, look at this board:
THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE AIR
NEW WORDS & PHRASES
SOUTHPAWS
CAPITAL & COUNTRY: SAME FIRST LETTER
HISTORY
SPELLING WITH THE STARS

Everybody has $400 when Jim gets the Daily Double to appear behind the $600 Capital & Country:
Same First Letter clue. For a grand on top of his four bills:

City & country where NATO's headquartered.

He doesn't come up w/ Brussels, Belgium, so he's $600 in the red. He gets to $1,400 in the blue & white, though, when they go to break; Jennifer has eight Benjamins & Joel's a little in Lock Game Territory at $3,200 (his parents are in the audience for at least this episode).

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3,400

Post-J! Round Banks:
Joel: $9K
Jim: $600
Jennifer: $1,600

Double J! Listings:
THERE'S SOMETHING ON THE AIR
BUSINESS SCHOOLS
FILL IN THE BLANK CANVAS

"CAMP" FOLLOWERS
VIRGIL
FUN WITH ELEMENTS

This Jim has his second DD of the evening w/ three G's because of a $1,200 Business School; Joel's still deep in LGT w/ $10,200. Jim wagers the whole kit & kaboodle on this:

The Kenan-Flagler Business School occupies a 191K-square-foot building on the Chapel Hill campus of this university.

The Q of "What is the Univ. of North Carolina?" doubles him to $6K...& he has a DD Sweep w/ the end of Fun of Elements. He just took a $200 lead over the champ, $12K-$11,800; Jennifer has half of Jim's score. Next bet's $2K (face value):

Bauxite is where you'll find this element, the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust.

"What is Aluminum?"...right!

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,600
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $7,200
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $10,800

Going Into Final:
Joel: $11,800
Jim: $14,800
Jennifer: $5,200

CORYAT SCORES:
Joel: $11,800
Jim: $14K
Jennifer: $5,200


LAST FJ! CATEGORY THIS WEEK: Military Matters.

In 1934, the lease for this place was increased to $4,085 per yr.; since '59, the checks HAVEN'T been cashed.

JENNIFER:
Response: "What is Guantanamo?"
Wager: $1,800
Final score: $7K


Joel Pool...has NOTHING, but by risking $3,100, he's still in it w/ $8,700. Jim Virtel...LOSES $8,801 & THE GAME W/ FORT KNOX. That means Joel's a FIVE-TIME CHAMP & he's currently got $95,300 to the good.

Millionaire Friday (last week before at least a one-week break):
Game 1
Game 2
$1K Q Game

(Also tonight: On "The Singing Bee", firefighter Bob Largent was outpointed by Lisa 48-42 heading into the Chorus Showdown, but he defeated her in Sudden Death. Sadly, he only got the second song right in his Final Countdown & had to settle for $500 in addition to his trophy. This was the other episode of the taping day The Hollywood Junket attended that also included the F-bomb on the episode we saw a few weeks ago, so the opening song was "Crazy Town" by Jason Aldean.)

Episode ratings:
7: "Family Feud", "Jeopardy!" & "The Price is Right"
6: "Millionaire" & "Wheel of Fortune"
5: "The Singing Bee"

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