D & J: $549/G & S: $1,300/MANUELS: $650/M & N: $651
The LeClairs win a $500 bonus (Gary's 17)! Then they play the Money Game for the Honda CR-Z (Std., Mirror, Mats)(Amber at Door #2)(using the vamp of a current Edd Kalehoff car cue). Board:
MIDDLE NUMBER: 9 ($ _ _ , 9 _ _)
1. 23- $
2. 21- $ (44)
3. 19- FRONT ($ 1 9 , 9 _ _)
4. 09- $ (53)
FINAL PICK: 57- LOSS ($110)(ARP: $19,931)
They shouldn't panic yet, because there's probably going to be at least one car in each Showcase this morning.
Jake & Andrew Ledner head on down fifth & the second IUFB's the third-generation iPad w/ two smart covers (ceiling)("Young Homie" by Chris Rene).
D & J: $700/J & A: $699/Manuels: $900/M & N: $795
Donna (17) & Joya play Super Pick-a-Number (Manuela) for the Chevrolet Sonic 2LS (Std., Paint, Prot)(Rachel at Door #3)(Edd's truck/convertible cue). Board:
$ 1 7 , 2 _ 4
NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 0, 2 & 5
They...WIN w/ the five! I wish this had been played first...
Sixth are Caitlin & Carolyn Buck and the last PUFB in the first half will be played by the day's special guest, Kate Voegele- an Epiphone PR-5E guitar w/ the 10 private lessons (rising sign).
C & C: $1K/J & A: $1,425/Manuels: $850/M & N: $1,100
The Bucks from Palmdale, CA (Caitlin's 18) play Check-Out for the $17K FIAT 500 (Amber at Door #3)(MDS theme by Michael Karp). The groceries ("Titanium" by David Guetta featuring Sia) are Tiger's Milk nutrition bar, a small can of Dreyer's Fun Flavors Peanut Butter Cup ice cream, aUSSIe moist shampoo, Tina's Bean & Cheese Burrito & a four-pack of Rockstar Energy Drinks.
N. Bar: $2
I. Cream: $3.5
N. Bar: $.79
I. Cream: $1.29
Burrito: $.45Drinks: $6.99
ACTUAL TOTAL: $12.81
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Bucks ($1,031): 15 + 20 = $.35
LeClairs ($1,910): Nickel + Half-Dollar = $.55
Donna & Joya ($17,961): 45 + 35 = WIN W/ $.80
Next getting the cue are Sedric Collins & Yolanda McClain (mom) & the fourth GUFB's an XBOX 360 Kinect package (Rachel behind splitting sign)("International Love" by Pitbull feat. Chris Brown).
S & Y: $748/J & A: $829/Manuels: $750/M & N: $601
Do The Manuels from Apple Valley, CA win the $16,765 2012 Nissan Versa S HB (Michael's truck/convertible cue) in the Range Game w/ a range of $16,600-$17,200...NO, they miss it by $23.
The next hopefuls are Allison & Vincent Nixon and the next one-bid's a BlackBerry Curb 9370 provided by
Verizon w/ the one-year plan (Amber)("Without You" by Guetta feat. Usher).
S & Y: $820/J & A: $821/A & V: $775/M & N: $700
Andrew & Jake (15) from our nation's capital must play More or Less for a pair of Michael Kors handbags marked at $300 (Manuela), a Spalding iHoop package that includes four basketballs marked at two grand (Manuela & Amber) & a DELL desktop marked at $2,800 (Amber) before they can take a shot at this Hyundai Elantra Sedan (Std., Pref.) marked at $19,800 (Rachel at Door #3)("We Found Love" by Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris for the first three prizes, "Scream" by Usher for the automobile).
Handbags: MORE- $626
Basketball: LESS- $1,540
Computer: LESS- $2,328
ELANTRA: LESS- FINALLY, A WIN! ($18,970)
Video Bonus: Likely Sole MoL Win of S40
The last team called are comprised of Marissa Narvaez & Carrie Weidenkeller. The Collins girls are in danger of checking into the FF Breakfast Club & are making the third bid on the Panasonic 46" HDTV (Rachel at Door #5)("So Good" by B.o.B.).
S & Y: DOLLAR/M & C: $1,300/A & V: $1K/M & N: $900 (they almost said $999)
PAINFULLY HEADED TO THE FFBC BY A $1 BILL- The Collinses
Yolanda & Sedric (an 18-yr.-old aspiring attorney) are spinning The Big Wheel second win or lose on That's Too Much for a Scion xB (Std., App.)(Manuela at Door #3)("Pay the Rent" by Karp).
4. $20,575- LOSS (ARP: $18,049)
1. Pick a Number
2. Money Game
4. Range Game
5. That's Too Much
6. More or Less
Aguierres ($820): $.85
Yolanda & Sedric ($899): 80 + 30 = OVER BY A DIME
Ledners ($24,704): WIN W/ $.90!!!
This is the third time in a row anybody who's won MoL has made the Showcase Round!
DOUBLE CAR WINNER SHOWCASE ROUND #4:
SHOWCASE #1 (Door #2)(Rachel)("Wild Ones" by Flo Rida feat. Sia):
Left- GARMIN nuvi system
Inside- Ford Focus SE (Std., #203A, AT, Prot)(Amber)
LEDNERS BID $21K ON CAR SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR CAR SHOWCASE #1: $24,447
DONNA & JOYA'S SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY KATE V.:
Door #1- Lamar Click men's snowboard, KHS A500 bicycle & 9 Fish Manta Ray surfboard (Manuela)("Starships" by Nicki Minaj)
Door #3- '12 F-150 XL Regular Cab (Std., Plus, Decor)(Rachel)(IUFB/truck cue)
DONNA & JOYA BID $24,050 ON TRUCK SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRUCK SHOWCASE: $26,444
Hot Door Predictions of the Day:
If Donna & Joya win: Sonic behind Door #1
If Andrew & Jake win: Both cars behind Door #2
Not factoring into today's winnings, everybody in the audience gets an emergency roadside kit. And whoever wins their Showcase will also get for their high school a Ford Driving Skills experience (Kate near Door #4) & become the VIP for one of her concerts at the HS worth $50K!
Ledners: $25,366 (Difference: $4,366)
Donna & Joya: $26,525 (Diff.: $2,475; I would've DSWed)- WIN!
Adding it all up, Donna & Joya are the BIGGEST "PRICE" TEAM WINNERS EVER W/ $94,486!!!!!
FINAL CHEVY LOCATION: Door #2
TODAY'S PG RECORD: 2-4 (same result as the ceremonial 5,000th show)
TOTAL WINNINGS: $123,850 (2nd-highest this season to date)
(Final note: The Showcase winners' on-screen GT graphic didn't include the $50K bonus prize.)
WoF: I think this is the next-to-last full week on the dips & columns set this season- "Great Adventures".
$1K T-U: Thing
C _ _ _ Y - O N
_ _ _ G _ G _
Crystalynn guesses CARRY-ON BAGGAGE...she picked the correct one. She's the only woman among these contestants tonight:
Crystalynn Varozza (Eugene, OR)- She & her HS sweetheart husband Travis own two coffee shops
Jason Scholenberger (Lynnbrook, NY)- A tax associate married to Melanie who's lost nearly 100 pounds & sings the National Anthem at pro sports games
Rob Dixon, Jr. (L.A.)- A writer of six children's books who looking to also write screenplays
$2K T-U: In the Kitchen
S I L V E R _ _ R E
D _ A W _ _
Jason pulls out the cash from a SILVERWARE DRAWER.
Monday's GA: g adventure to China ($9,544)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday Gift Tag: eBags
Centrum Jackpot Round: Show Biz
Maingame Category Wipe of the Week: ATV
Jason gets a jump on it by calling for three N's good for $900, buying two A's & an E, calling two R's to get to the $2K mark, purchasing an I & Free PLAYING two O's, then we have...
O _ _ A R / _ I N N E R
_ O _ / _ A N _ _
...he solves OSCAR WINNER TOM HANKS for another $1,750.
PERFECT ROUNDLEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $6,600
Rob: $0/Crystalynn: $1K/Jason: $3,750
Mystery Round: Before & After
Rob gets to spin the wheel first in this round & he calls a dud of R while on the trip. Secondly, Crystalynn calls a T w/ similar results. Third, Jason finds a $3.5K S at the start of the third & final word of the puzzle & an A (which follows right after that letter in the word) before bobbling the T. On his second go in the round, Rob lights up two L's while on the Mystery Wedge in between FP & Lose a Turn & doesn't hesitate to give up the sure $2K for...the $10K! After FPing a worthless O, he loses another turn for good w/ M while on that Wild Card. Next for Crystalynn are two C's for China, a $600 H at the very end of the solution, an I, a $400 B, the U, a D for the WC, but then LaT. Jason follows w/ the N on the bottom for another $350 & the back-to-back E's to end the first word to close out the vowel department &...
_ L E E
C L U B
S A N D _ I C H
...at Sue Sylvester's expense, he eats a "GLEE" CLUB SANDWICH to bank another $3,350.
DUDS: M (Rob), O (Rob), R (Rob), $600 T (Crystalynn)
SOLE LaT OF THE ROUND: Crystalynn
SOLE DQ OF THE ROUND: Jason (T repeat)
Rob: $0/Crystalynn: $1K (WC)/Jason: $7,100
Prize Puzzle Round: Phrase
Crystalynn Bankrupts on the left side of the Million Dollar Wedge to lose her WC on the spot. Second for Jason is a negative of R. Third, Rob takes five T's for $3K, quartets of E's & A's, quad H's for another 12 Benjamins, a $350 B, the final vowel of O, an $800 C, a $350 K but then D for dud. Afterwards, Crystalynn calls the $900 P but a baddie in M follows right after. Jason calls up the $300 W...
T A K E / T H E
P A T H W A _ / T O
T H E / B E A C H
...& he'll TAKE THE PATHWAY TO THE BEACH on his Hotwire.com vacation to The Buccaneer valued at $7,800.
DUDS: $800 D (Rob), $900 M (Crystalynn), $900 R (Jason)
SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE ROUND: Crystalynn
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: BM04307 (Bruce M.)
Rob: NUNCA/Crystalynn: $1K/Jason: $15,200 in cash & travel
$3K T-U: People
_ _ M M U N _ _ Y
L _ _ D E R S
Jason gets COMMUNITY LEADERS to up his cash/trip score even more to $18,200.
R4: Fun & Games
Two $600 R's get him started, followed by the Bankrupt next to top dollar & it's Last Chance Mode time...
_ R _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _
_ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ R _
...the remaining consonants pay $1.5K each. After his later C call...
T R I P L _ / _ _ _ P
I N / C H _ C _ _ R S
...w/ $4.5K at stake for everyone at this time, he claims his latest payout because of a TRIPLE JUMP IN CHECKERS.
SOLE DUD (during Speed-Up): F (Rob)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jason
Rob: $1K GOOSEEGG/Crystalynn: $1K/Jason: $22,700 in cash & vacation
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $1,200
Maxwell House Regular BR #172: The Bonusland automobile this week's a '12 Xterra. Jason captures the I envelope from WIN.
This one-liner starts as:
_ R _ _ E / _ T
DPCI sound like goodie choices...
P R _ _ E / I T
...PROVE IT one more time that you're a good player, man, in solving this puzzle easily...yes for the 30 grand (which is also in the Rebuilding Together bank)! He takes w/ him $52,700 in cash & St. Croix.
We end this Memorial Day edition of "Wheel" w/ a Changing Lives segment regarding $114,650 winner Nancy Kenzler- she took her daughters to Paris & donated some of her $$$ to World Vision.
J!: These folks have had enough w/ Joel Pool's current reign:
Captain Lawrence "Indy" Indyk (Lawrence, KS)- JAG officer
Sara Shiver (Columbia, SC)- Periodicals librarian/weekly zoo volunteer
This Week's First Six:
A JOHNNY DEPP FILM FEST
THE RING CYCLE
IT'LL END WITH "US"
THE WORLD CAPITAL SERVED BY...
OLD TESTAMENT NAME'S THE SAME
LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION (Clue Crew clues from Ft. Abraham Lincoln in Mandan, ND)
On the ninth clue this game, Joel locates the Daily Double under the $800 clue falling in The World Capital Served By... w/ him in a first-place tie between him & Sara at $1,400 each; they each have a $1K cushion over Indy. He's making it a TDD:
King Khalid International Airport
"What is Riyadh?"...located in Saudi Arabia, that's right for $2,800. W/ $3,600 at the TV timeout, he's doubled up Indy & Sara has $2K.
SOLE ATTEMPTED TS OF THE ROUND: $1K (The Ring Cycle)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,600
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $4,600
Double J! Categories:
TV TITLE REFERENCES
THE KING OF ENGLAND WHO...
TALK LIKE A SAILOR
It's Indy's turn at a DD behind the $1,600 "A"uthors answer. He's got $3K, but Sara has $4,800 & Joel leads her by $1,600. Indy risks 1/2.
Written in 1866, A Long Fatal Love Chase, a Gothic novel by this American woman, was finally published in 1995.
"Who is (Louisa May) Alcott?"...good for a new total of $4.5K. And Sara finishes the three-way split of the match's DDs by finding the final one in the center of The King of England Who... w/ $11,200 & she has a $400 lead over our current champ; Indy's not too far off the pace either at $8,900. She puts $1K & her slim lead on the line.
...became the II of his name in 978, whether he was ready or not.
"Who is Elthelred?"...she remembered right for her to inch up to $12,200.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4K
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $6,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $10,400
Going Into Final J!:
FJ! TOPIC: American Innovators.
This Grammy winner who died in 2009 at age 94 was an inductee into both the Rock & Roll and National Inventors Halls of Fame.
Only one of these players is right...
...IT'S JOEL W/ "WHO WAS LES PAUL" TO WIN $21.5K ON THE NIGHT! He's now into six-figure territory as a six-night champ at $116,800! The last wrong responses:
Indy (he shook his head when his response was revealed): "Who is (Leo) Fender?" ($3,100) = $5,800
Sara: "Who was Johnny Cash" ($4,600) = $10K
9: "The Price is Right"
8: "Jeopardy!" & "Wheel of Fortune"