Thursday, May 31, 2012

5/31/2012 Results

TPiR: First are Maria Ricketts, Dennis Jennings, Melanie Olson & Jason Scott, w/ the opening PUFB turning out to be a Panasonic underwater camcorder & a Lumix underwater camera (Manuela & Rachel).

Maria: $745/Dennis: $750/Melanie: $651/Jason: $751

ARP: $848

Jason from Michigan plays Flip-Flop for a six-night vacation to the SuperClubs Breezes Resort, Spa & Casino Curacao (Amber at Door #3)(remixed trip cue by Edd Kalehoff). Board:

5386
  
He Flops without needing much help from the audience to win the trip!

Getting into place fifth's Morningstar Shoaf-Gomez (& she's already lost her nametag) & the FUEGO Element 01's the second IUFB on the day (Manuela behind splitting sign)("How We Do" by Rita Ora).

Maria: $650/Dennis: $520/Melanie: BUCK/MORNINGSTAR: $615

Maria's over by a dollar, so Morningstar from Long Beach, CA (originally from Louisiana; she just had a baby two months ago) plays Temptation for the RAM 1500 (Std., PEG, Bedliner)(Amber at Door #2)(IUFB/truck cue); her birthday's on a Friday.

1. $3,434 cashbox (Rachel; she has her nametag)
SECOND DIGIT PICK: 4

2. XM Satellite Radio (Manuela)('94 Trip Cue by Edd for this gift only)($776)
THIRD DIGIT PICK: 7

3. Panasonic 32" HDTV (Rachel)($499)
FOURTH DIGIT PICK: 9

4. Three Michael Kors rose gold-plated watches (Manuela)($595)
LAST DIGIT PICK: 5

BAILOUT (ARP: $23,695)

Green player #3's Travis Johnson & the third one-bid gift's woodworking tools (Amber behind rising sign)("Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees).

Maria: $1,300/Dennis: $1,350/Melanie: $1,351/TRAVIS: $250

Travis lucks out, because the price was $1,212. Thus, he completes the first half green podium sweep & plays Secret X for a bedroom w/ an iPad 3G worth $8,145 (Rachel at Door #3)("Give Your Heart a Break" by Demi Lovato for that, "Titanium" by David Guetta featuring Sia for the SPs). This Travis starts out w/ the top-left square.

SPs (Manuela):
Bissell upright vacuum ($200 or $300): $300- YES
Burberry pouch ($79 or $95): $95- YES

He completed the top row for his second X & all he needs is to avoid being bitten by Rock Bottom to complete a semi-perfect first half...

(XX)(XX)(XX)
(--)(--)(--)
(--)(--)(XX)

...yup!

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Morningstar ($5,953): 40 + Half-Dollar = $.90
Jason ($6,216): 80 + 95 = OVER
Travis ($9,752): 40 + 30 = $.70

Next to plug the green in's Lorraine Frank & we have fourth for the qualifying part of the game's a "Price Look of the Week"- a silk dress from Diane von Furstenberg that also includes a pair of Valentino pumps (Rachel)("Eyes Open" by Taylor Swift).

Maria: $350 (STAGE GARF)/Dennis: $720/Melanie: $751/LORRAINE: $625 

Melanie from Sun City, CA wins the $2,490 stuff by default & then makes NO Switch? ("Turn Me On" by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj) to also get a $4,195 Elmira Stove Works white fridge (Manuela) & a $3,198 Electrolux washer/dryer (Amber)!

The next fellow coming on down's Megan Schafer from the front row & here's a Butterfly ping-pong package (Amber & Manuela at Door #3)("Young Homie" by Chris Rene).

Maria: $400 (SG #2)/Dennis: $551/MEGAN: $550/Lorraine: $475

ARP: $635

Good news for Maria, as she'll get to bid last in the final PUFB. But the potentially better news for Dennis from St. Joseph, MO is that he could win the Chrysler 200 &/or up to $10K in Gas Money (Rachel)(new car cue): Board:

$21,479/$17,555/$18,388/$22,750/$19,745 
  
1. $17,555: $1K
2. $18,388: TRIPLE
3. $22,750 (because of his daughter): $4K ($7K)- BAILOUT #2
FINAL PICK: $19,745- CHRYSLER

Jason Boyd's the last Contestant's Row entrant & the final Thursday IUFB's a Barefoot Dreams robes/blankets package (Amber & Manuela at Door #5)("Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO).

Maria: $550/JASON: $757/Megan: $800/Lorraine: $490

ARP: $669- Maria got it!

She then plays Hi-Lo for groceries & The Maids service for a year totaling $10,120 (Manuela at Door #3)("Fortune Hunter" by Edd). On the counter ("Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele) are Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes, a four-pack of Duracell Ultra Advanced AA batteries, a 10-count box of Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Waffles, an eight-ounce tub of Kraft Cool Whip, Durkee Crushed Oregano & an eight-pack of Crystal Light Natural Lemonade Mix.

1. Batteries: $4.99
2. Oregano: $4.79
3. Lemonade M.: $3.89

Cupcakes: $1.49
Waffles: $2.19
C.W.: $2.29 (revealed second)- WIN!

SCSD #2:
Travis ($7,635): NICKEL + BUCK = OUCH
Melanie ($9,883): 20 + 85 = SAME RESULT
Maria ($10,789): WINS BY DEFAULT W/ $.15

ITALIAN SHOWCASE:
In front of CR- Two pairs of Prada headphones & iPod Touches (Amber)
Door #4- cheapoair.com trip to Milan
Door #3- FIAT 500 Gucci (Std., Nav., Tire)(Manuela)

MARIA BIDS 27 LARGE ON ITALIAN SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR ITALIAN SHOWCASE: $27,122

MORNINGSTAR'S PICNIC SHOWCASE:
Door #1- Pair of nirve beach cruisers & trip to Cape Town, South Africa (Manuela; '94 Trip Cue by Edd for latter prize only)
Door #2- Catalina Capri 23 sailboat (Rachel)(classic sailboat cue)

MORNINGSTAR BIDS 32 GRAND ON TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE: $27,777

Showcase ARPs:
Maria: $31,434 (Difference: $4,434)
Morningstar: $38,715 (Diff.: $6,715)

  
Maria wins a total of $42,223 in merchandise.

TODAY'S PG RECORD: 4-0-2
TOTAL WINNINGS: $81,662

WoF:

$1K T-U
: Phrase


C _ E C K / _ H E

M _ P

A few letters in, I thought it was CHECK THE BOX; instead, Melissa is right to CHECK THE MAP instead. Tonight, they're playing:

Melissa Ter Meer
(Hemet, CA)- A stay-at-home mom w/ two kids & her husband Dave's in the Coast Guard

Patreia Jones (Stone Mountain, GA)- An animal records supervisor at Emory University who was a former member of the Army married to Kelly & she's lost 106 pounds
Bob Spagnolo (Eugene, OR)- A lumber broker married to Dayl w/ five grandsons

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


B R _ A K _ N _ / _ _ T O

S _ _ G

Patreia solves BREAKING INTO SONG.

Thursday's GA: g adventure to Costa Rica ($6,200)


Centrum Jackpot Round: Food & Drink


Starting Patreia off are two $500 S's because of the Jackpot, four A's (three of which are in the last word), a $900 R & seven E's, then she ends up Bankrupting next to the Wild Card to lose the remaining $1,400. Second, Bob inserts a $300 C, two H's for the Sierra Trading Post gift certificate & a $500 Jackpot T (but he can't solve for the $7,200 that's in it), but he then loses his turn w/ an I buy. After Melissa Free PLAYS the remaining good vowel of O, she spins the other normal Bankrupt. Patreia then calls for a couple of M's for $1K...

H O M E M A _ E

T H R E E - C H E E S E

_ A S A _ _ A

...& smells some HOMEMADE THREE-CHEESE LASAGNA to add that C-note to the two she has already.

SOLE DUD:
I (Bob)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)
FINAL UNWON JACKPOT AMOUNT: $8,200

Current Scores:


Patreia: $3K/Bob: $0/Melissa: $1K


Mystery Round
: Event (giant puzzle alert)


Bob goes first & has gotten that green 1/2 KIA right out of the chute w/ four $500 T's, then following five I's, a $800 G & three O's are five $1K T's while on the Mystery Wedge in between FP & Lose a Turn (had he flipped, he would've gone Bankrupt). Next are triple E's & the twin A's to clean the vowels out, an $1,800 H trio but the Bankrupt next to the WC blows up in his face to cost him his plate & $8,600. While second in line, Melissa calls two D's while on top dollar & a $900 R...

_ I T T I N G / D O _ N

T O / D I N N E R

_ I T H / T H E

_ H O _ E / _ A _ I _ _

...& while we're SITTING DOWN TO DINNER WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY, we see her keep control & get in the lead w/ the $7,900 solve.

SOLE BANKRUPT:
Bob

Current Scores:


Patreia: $3K/Bob: ZIPPO/Melissa: $8,900


Prize Puzzle Round
: Things


She's the last player tonight to hit the Bankrupt next to the WC, her second of the night; Patreia secondly gets the same fate right after that. Bob next finds a $600 N in the first of two words, an I to the left of it, the G to the right of it for the WC, a $500 R for the other 1/2 KIA & everything else in the round's vowel department (four A's & an E). Following those are a T & two L's for another $500 each, an $1,800 couple of S's, a $300 F, a $900 W & the leftover D & two C's to add $500 a pop...

C A S C A D I N G

W A T E R F A L L S

...& now w/ the sound of CASCADING WATERFALLS, he's splashed right into first place w/ $6,350 & a Hotwire.com vacation to the Marriott Kauai Resort w/ a $5,530 price tag.

BANKRUPTS:
2 (ladies)
 
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: AC5925606 (Anita C.)


Current Scores:


Patreia: $3K/Bob: $11,880 in cash & Hawaii WC/Melissa: $8,900


$3K T-U
: Occupation


_ _ E M _ S T R Y

_ _ A C _ E R

Melissa's back in front by a $20 bull at $11,900 because of a CHEMISTRY TEACHER.

Last Chance Round: Fun & Games

$1.5K
per consonant; anyone can still come out on top. After those double D's appear...

G R _ _ N D / R _ L _

D _ _ _ L _

...Bob hits a $4.5K GROUND RULE DOUBLE for the win; Melissa left $6K in her bank.

SOLE DUD: T (Patreia)

Final Scores:

Patreia: $3K/Bob: $16,380 in cash & HI WC/Melissa: $11,900
GT: $30,280

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding cardboard): $10K

Maxwell House Regular BR #175: His big spin stops on the E in AMERICA'S.

Theme: Event

From the get-go are:

_ _ _ _ E N

_ _ _ _ _ E

DHMIP result in...
  
M _ I D E N

_ _ _ _ _ E

... Bob's MAIDEN VOYAGE concluding w/ a $40K win! That's a GT of $56,380 in cash & trip & the Rebuilding Together bank's up to $32.5K!

J!:

John Baker (Dixon, IL)- Home inspector
Scotti Whitmire (Knoxville, TN)- Systems administrator
CHAMPION: Richard Block (whose two-day cash winnings total $17,601)

First on the Board:
THE GILDED AGE
"MIS"QUOTES
FAST CARS (first, third & last clues have pictures)
CITY BY POPULATION
TV SHOW HAIKU
SHEEP (Clue Crew clues from the Tobruk Sheep Station in Australia)

Richard's in Lock Game Territory at halftime w/ $4K, leaving John w/ $1,200 & Scotti w/ $800. W/ three clues to go (including the last two on Sheep), John nabs the Daily Double to close out The Gilded Age & he's in first place w/ $4,800; Richard's not too far behind him w/ $3,600 & the same goes for Scotti, as she's sitting on $2,800. John tries to retain his lead w/ another $1,800 because of this clue:

Gilded Age advocates of the theory called "Social" this-ism applauded the "Survival of the Fittest".

"What is Darwinism?"...that's $6,600 & we don't get to the $1K Sheep answer before time runs out.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $400 (Sheep)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2K

Double J! Topics:
THE GILDED AGED
SINGERS PORTRAYED ON FILM
DISCOVERING JAPAN
WHERE'D YA GET THAT TITLE?
RHYME CLUB
LANGUAGE LAB

Scotti could have more than a $2K opportunity at the end of Where'd Ya Get That Title, because a DD just came her way w/ $4,400; John has a $3K lead over her & Richard's down to two thou. She settles for the face value of this bit:

Lorraine Hansberry's title A Raisin in the Sun comes from a line in this poem "Harlem" by this man.

"Who is Dunbar?" is definitely incorrect; the author was Langston Hughes & she's gone back to $2,400, which also means John's in LGT. A little later, Richard goes DD Hunting starting w/ the $800 Discovering Japan screen...& three clues later at the $1,600 clue, he's got it at the $2,800 mark; he trails Scotti by $800 & leader John by $1,800. The champ risks $1,200:

Though he didn't make it all the way to "Cipango", he reported it had "...gold in the greatest abundance".

He doesn't remember Marco Polo. And there's not enough time for all this:

The Gilded Aged: $1,600
Discovering Japan: $2K
Rhyme Club: ALL

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1,600 (Language Lab)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $6K

Scores After DJ!:
Richard: $7,600
Scotti: $4,800
John: $5,800

CORYAT SCORES:
Richard: $8,800
Scotti: $6,800

John: $5K

FINAL J! SUBJECT: Airline History.

Clipper Goodwill, a Boeing 727, took this airline's last passengers from Barbados to Miami December 4, 1991.

Scotti Whitmire's last response this game was "What is Pan A" after originally going w/ Eastern...no good & that takes away $2,801 to stop the lady at $1,999; her suggested betting range in this 3/4 betting situation was $1,001-$1,200. John Baker completes the query of "What is Pan Am"...which is indeed right to win the title w/ $11,300. Richard Block, who responded w/ Caribbean Air, goes home w/ $19,601.

Episode ratings:
7: "The Price is Right" & "Wheel of Fortune"
6: "Jeopardy!"

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