$1K T-U: Phrase
_ E _ / O _ T
O _ / _ O W _
Remove the first word & you'll get the last bonus puzzle solution from the Bob Goen daytime era on NBC; Laarni rightly says "GET OUT OF TOWN". The first two of tonight's newbies have interesting last names:
Laarni San Juan (S.F.)- A public health nurse married to Oscar w/ a nine-year-old daughter named Sidney; she's a volunteer for the Filipino community
Brian Georgia (Hempstead, NY)- An 8th Grade English & Drama teacher at I.S. 25 in Flushing Queens who's written his first book
Lauren Amrhein (Washington, D.C.)- A 2nd Grade teacher w/ Stacy who's studied abroad at The College of William & Mary in order to go to Cadiz, Spain
$2K T-U: Food & Drink
_ _ E _ M / _ _
_ _ _ _ T O / _ O U P
Brian nails CREAM OF TOMATO SOUP.
Tuesday's GA: Greek yacht cruise from g adventures ($8,856)
Tuesday/Thursday Gift Tag: Sierra Trading Post
Centrum Jackpot Round: Fun & Games
He Bankrupts next to top dollar right away. Secondly, Lauren wastes a turn on the right side of the Million Dollar Wedge. Third, Laarni calls three R's (one in each of the three words) for the gift certificate, Free PLAYS an E, calls up four S's for $1,200 & buys an I down at the bottom, then we see...
R _ _ _
_ _ _ E R
S _ I S S _ R S
...the title of one of the many current deals on "Let's Make a Deal", ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, to earn her another $1,950 in cash & gift tag.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Brian & Lauren)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $5,800
Laarni: $2,950 in cash & tag/Brian: $2K/Lauren: $0
Mystery Round: Same Name
Lauren first rings up a $550 N, four A's & a $500 D for the blue 1/2 KIA, then she FPs an E and buys an I before lighting three R's to add $2,400 & buying out the remaining vowels (an O & two U's). But she then duds out w/ P while on $3.5K. Laarni has the same fate on the Mystery Wedge next to the MDW by saying S, after which Brian lands on it as well & calls two L's prior to flipping it over at a cost of $2K...it's his second Bankrupt of the night. Returning to Lauren, she's spotted triple T's for $1.5K extra & an $1,800 set of C's before trying to come up w/ the solution...
R A C _ U E T _ A L L
A N D / T R A _ _ I C
C O U R T
...& it is indeed RACQUETBALL AND TRAFFIC COURT to get on the board in first place w/ $5,750.
DUDS: $3.5K P (Lauren), S (Laarni)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Brian
Laarni: $2,950 in cash & tag/Brian: $2K/Lauren: $5,750 (1/2 KIA)
Prize Puzzle Round: What Are You Doing? (big puzzle alert)
Laarni leads the way by saying four N's & a G for $300 each, then she finds a $10.5K R triplet, three I's, double A's, an O, a $1,200 T quartet & the other stuff the vowel department has to offer (quad E's & a single U), followed by Lose a Turn. Brian secondly claims the other 1/2 KIA w/ a $500 C, then heading his alley are two $300 H's, a $500 F, a $300 Q & a $3.5K L. At this moment, the board...
L I _ T E N I N G / T O
_ A _ _ / I N / T H E
F R E N C H
Q U A R T E R
...he's got an additional $5,400 & will be LISTENING TO JAZZ IN THE FRENCH QUARTER on the $5.5K retreat to the Loews New Orleans Hotel.
SOLE LaT: Laarni
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: DS05049 (Dennis S.)
Laarni: $2,950 in cash & card/Brian: $12,900 in cash & trip/Lauren: $5,750
$3K T-U: Show Biz
_ E _ L _ _ Y
T _ L E _ _ _ _ O N
Brian's watched enough REALITY TELEVISION to make the solve for a new haul of $15,900.
The audience doesn't applaud when he hits $5K right out of the box, but N stands for negative in this case anyway. Lauren has the same fate by calling for a T. Third in line, Laarni calls a $500 S at the end of both the first & third (last) words & a $350 R, buys an O pair & digs up a $1K L couple before the Speed-Up Bell sounds...
_ _ _ L _ S / O_
_ L O _ _ R S
...& the Final Spin's valued at $1,900. Next are the F's for her...
F _ _ L _ S / O F
F L O _ _ R S
...& they're enough to get her through these FIELDS OF FLOWERS for a $7,800 payoff.
DUDS (both before final bell): $5K N (Brian), $550 T (Lauren)
Laarni: $10,750 in cash & tag/Brian: $15,900 in cash & vacation/Lauren: $5,750
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $2K
Maxwell House Regular BR #173: Brian hopes Lady Luck's on his side (his brother Eric's watching from the audience), at least from the N in WIN.
Here's all Vanna can give us from the RSTLNE:
T _ _ - _ _ R T
_ _ N _ L E
BDGI doesn't add too much...
T _ _ - _ _ R T
_ I N _ L E
...& he needed at least the A's to have remembered that shows like "American Idol" & "Dancing with the Stars" have a TWO-PART FINALE (he got as close as TWO-PART SINGLE). The $30K isn't won this time, so he heads out w/ $15,900 in cash & N.O.
J!: No matter what happens, Joel Pool's at least second in the Tournament of Champions Standings behind Jason Keller. Trying to stop him in this game are:
Daphne Moulton (Lakeville, MA)- Finance administrator
Richard Block (Diamond Bar, CA)- Author/writer
In the Offering To Begin:
READINGS FROM 1984
"OW"! "OOF"! "ACK"! (the $200 clue's about "vowels" from "Wheel"!)
Shortly after Joel's INSTANT SWEEP of Comic Books, Daphne picks off the Daily Double under the $600 Org. Abbrev; besides Joel's $3K, Richard has $200. Daphne tries to double her $400 w/ this clue:
"Fighting for air (medically": ALA
"What is the American Legal Association?"...second word's incorrect- it was the American Lung Assoc. She finishes this half of the J! Round w/ $600, while Joel slightly leads Richard $2,800-$2,400. We run out of time on each of the last two clues for Annual Events & Readings From '84.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $1K (Org. Abbrev.)
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,600
Scores After J! Round:
Double J! Categories:
Joel gets a DD to pop up for him underneath the $1,600 answer about Rubber w/ $5,600; Daphne has half his score & Richard's still in first at $8,200. The champ risks its face value.
In 1853, this American wrote about his vulcanization discovery in "gum elastic and its varieties".
"Who is (Charles) Goodyear?"...that was him to bump him up to $7,200, but he then gives $2K right back to an incorrect response on the last clue there. Not enough time for either of the last two Knight Wear clues or the $2K one regarding Virtuosi, so one of those three has this evening's last DD hidden from view.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4K (Rubber- $800, $1,200 & $2K)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2K
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $6K
Totals After DJ!:
Joel: $3,200- GAME OVER
FINAL J! SUBJECT: Classic Mystery Novels.
A letter in this mystery says "We are going...to Luxor and Assuan by steamer, and perhaps on to Khartoum".
Everyone wrote "What is Murder on the Orient Express?"...no, it was Death on the Nile. Bets:
Joel: BUSTED (he leaves regular competition w/ $117,800)
Daphne: $4K = $2K
Richard: $1,799 = $12,001
HHS: These stars are out this week:
CENTER SQUARE: JB Smoove
So, here's the board:
X: Justin- Impressionist (he does a "Family Guy" one for example)
O: Joya (Brooklyn)
1. Justin: JB- What does the R in R. Kelly stand for?
A/D: DISAGREE- ROBERT (X)
2. Joya: Miss Info- There's a cox behind you & he's yelling "Stroke, stroke, stroke" at you; what sport are you playing?
Response: Synchronized swimming
A/D: DISAGREE- ROWING (O)
3. Justin: Maimo- Your buddy tells you he totally murdered out his ride. According to the Urban Dictionary, what did he do?
Response: He totaled his car
A/D: AGREE- MADE THE EXTERIOR ALL BLACK (O)
4. Joya: Fat Joe- What, on average, has 336 dimples?
Response: Golf ball
A/D (to create two possibilities to win this game): AGREE (O)
5. Justin: Ralphie (for a vertical block)- From a recent survey, have most pre-teen kids sworn in front of their parents?
A/D: AGREE- 54% YES (X)
6. Joya: DJ- According to Fitness, which are women more likely to be lying about- their weight or age?
A/D (for the win): DISAGREE- OOPS
7. Justin: DJ- As a rookie, this NBA player applied for a job at Circuit City because he wanted a discount on electronics; who is he?
Response: Jeremy Lin
A/D (for the win): AGREE- METTA WORLD PEACE
8. Joya: DJ- Jay-Z or Shakespeare- who said "They say an eye for an eye, we both lose our sight and two wrongs don't make a right"?
A/D (for the win): DISAGREE
9. Justin: DJ- T or F- after his death, Ol' Dirty Bastard's remains were creamated & launched into space.
A/D (for the win, take #4): AGREE- WIN ($500)
(Note: The tic-tac-toe win sound effect from last week isn't used on at least this episode.)
1. Joya: Bam- Charlie Sheen was quoted as saying "I'm on a drug. It's not available because if you try it once, you will die". What's that drug called?
Response: Charlie Sheen
A/D: AGREE (O)
2. Justin: JB- Diddy once raised $2M by doing something exhausting for 4:14:56; what?
Response: Running a marathon
A/D: AGREE- RAN NYC MARATHON (X)
3. Joya: Donnell (G-SPOT)- Which of the following played an X-Men character in the movies- Busta Rhymes, Andre 3000 or will.i.am?
Response: Busta Rhymes
A/D: DISAGREE- will.i.am FOR THE $1K BONUS (O)
4. Justin: DJ- Dr. Dre has an honorary doctorate from UCLA- T or F?
A/D (for the vertical block): AGREE- FALSE (X)
TIME'S UP JUST AS JOYA WAS CHOOSING RALPHIE FOR THE BLOCK- JOYA WINS ($700-$200)
(Note: For at least this episode, Peter hands out the $1K wad.)
BR ROW: BOTTOM
$2.5K Q: Who's the only African-American on the 2012 Forbes billionaire list?
Ralphie: Oprah Winfrey
Ghostface: Russell Simmons
Donnell: Tyler Perry
FINAL ANSWER: Oprah- WIN! ($3,200)
8: "Hip Hop Squares"
7: "The Price is Right"
6: "Jeopardy!" & "Wheel of Fortune"