Monday, June 11, 2012

6/11/2012 Results

TPiR: Before I begin this last full week of "Price" this season, I would like to mention another couple of key episode taping dates for next season:

Baby Bump (expecting moms play): 6/25 (8:30 AM)
Veteran's Day: 8/7 (Noon)
Thanksgiving: 8/20 (8:30 AM)

As for today, Misty May-Treanor's here to present the first IUFB & Showcase #2! But first, Mr. Gray calls on Jessica Schmaus, Harmik Abrahamian, Helga Coulston (whose black on pink T-shirt says she's 70 years old) & Michael Soucy & those first one-bid items are courtesy of at&T- a SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab 8.9 & Galaxy S II Skyrocket (Misty)("Wide Awake" by Katy Perry) w/ the one year-plan for both.
  
Jessica: $900/Harmik: $950/Helga: $1,100/Michael: $1,101

ARP: $1,819

Michael from Santa Clarita, CA plays Freeze Frame for a four-night trip to the Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas (Gwendolyn at Door #3)("Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele). Some of the good-looking prices for that holiday are $7,011, $8,222, $8,982 & $9,889, but this Michael goes w/ my guess of $5,670, even though that wasn't what the majority of the crowd would've locked in...on the money!

Let's replace him in Contestant's Row w/ Uriah Zachary & make a BOSE seven-piece home theater the second IUFB this morning (Amber at Door #5)(IUFB/truck cue variant).

Jessica: $1,800/Harmik: $2K/Helga: $1,300/URIAH: $1,250

Harmik's over by a dollar, so children's hospital X-ray technician Jessica from Detroit instead plays Most Expen$ive for some female accessories (Gwen; includes three Coach handbags & some Stuart Weitzman shoes), a Golden West pool table (Amber) & a SAMSUNG 59" HDTV (Manuela)(one of the newer multi-prize cues).

Accessories: $1,744
TV: $2,599
P. Table: $3,595- WIN!

Lora Tucker exits the top-left part of the Peanut Gallery & the third GUFB's a Livestrong exercise cycle (Amber behind splitting sign)(main IUFB/truck cue).

LORA: $1,900/Harmik: $1,200/Helga: $1,100/Uriah: $1,375

Lora from Bakersfield, CA's won the $2K gift, but she could really make her dreams come true if she wins all of the Gas Money & a KIA Optima LX AT (Std., Conv., Mats, Tray, Net, DSA)(Manuela)("Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson). The prices:

$21,470/$19,390/$22,645/$17,555/$20,565

1. $17,555: $1K
2. $19,390: $3K (QUADRUPLE)
3. $21,470 (going against the PG): $2K ($6K)
FINAL PICK: $22,645- KIA PAINFUL LOSS

SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Lora ($2K): NICKEL + 45 = HALF-DOLLAR
Michael ($7,489): $.95
Jessica ($9,937): 15 + 85 = WINS $1K & SHOWCASE BERTH

While in the bonus, Jessica spins...$.85.

Misty gets to say the magic words to Sophia Doll & George says that the fourth PUFB will be a Tacori ring w/ earrings (ceiling)("Without You" by David Guetta featuring Usher).

SOPHIA: $1,200/Harmik: $2,900/Helga: $2,200/Uriah: $3,100

ARP: $2,170

Sophia won't get to play Punch-a-Bunch, but she'll play 2 for the Price of 1 for a pair of SONY Handycams (Gwen) & a six-night vacation to the Copley Square Hotel in Boston (Amber)(saxy main prize cue), all worth $6,063.

First digit: 4 or 7?
Second digit: 1 or 4?
Last digit: 0 or 7?

She makes the questionable decision of choosing the last digit for free & WIPES OUT w/ an answer of $410.

Fourth to go red's Nicole Romero & let's bring out that French door refrigerator again (Misty at GPT)(SP cue by Edd Kalehoff). The winner will also receive a year's supply of Gatorade.

NICOLE: $1,200/Harmik: $1.5K/Helga: $1,700/Uriah: $1,450

ARP: $1,699- Helga's the second player today to overbid by a buck.

Harmik's Gatorade bonus is worth $1,668, Helga's in TERRIBLE shape & now he plays Make Your Move (using another current multi-prize cue) for the BBQ tool set (Gwen), the FUEGO Element 01 (Gwen) & that Great Lakes GL4 w/ the surrounding package for it (Manuela at Door #2). The numbers:

649756290

Does he get 'em all right w/ the following?...

649756290 
  
...no, he was only correct on the tools.

And the last name called down is Steven Von Alven, w/ the last IUFB being the GARMIN nuvi (Amber in the clam)("Let's Go" by Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo).

Nicole: "$200, baby!"/STEVEN: $675/Helga: $1,350/Uriah: $690

ARP: $598

TODAY'S FIRST FOUR BREAKFAST CLUB MEMBER- Helga

Real-estate worker Nicole plays Pathfinder for a Honda Fit AT (Std., Tray, Organizer)(Gwen at Door #3)(new car cue). Board:

(6)(4)(7)(8)(1)
(0)(2)(9)(4)(5)
(4)(8)(1)(7)(3)
(2)(7)(6)(9)(4)
(3)(9)(2)(5)(4)

SPs (Manuela):
Tomato press: $29 or $40? 
Portable scanner: $79 or $100? 
Cutting mats: $16 or $28? 
  
Believe or not, Nicole's on the verge of the first EXACTA in this Pricing Game since the end of Drew's first season...NO, but she still finishes off the $16,293 car win because of the $40 tomato press (because she knew it was Italian) & she does the Spin-a-Rooni afterwards!

Scanner:
$100

Mats (chosen first): $16

SCSD #2 (same order even if we had a perfect second half):
Sophia ($2,170): 60 + 95 = OVER
Harmik ($3,367): 35 + QUARTER = $.60
Nicole ($16,931): 55 + BUCK = SAME AS SOPHIA

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SHOWCASE #1 ("Payphone" by Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa):
Right of Door #1- Burberry accessories (Manuela)
Inside- Six-night trip to Venice, Italy & five-night vacation to the Hotel Mediteran in Montenegro (Gwen)

JESSICA PASSES TO HARMIK; HARMIK BIDS 23 LARGE ON ACCESSORIES/TRIPS SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR ACCESSORIES/TRIPS SHOWCASE: $23,222

JESSICA'S MISTY SHOWCASE (Door #2):
Left- Eight pieces of Nike sportwear & five Spalding volleyballs
Right- Five-night trip to Berlin w/ two FIVB tickets & $500 Visa gift card
Inside- Ford Mustang Convertible (Std., AT, #201A)(Amber w/ ramp)

JESSICA BIDS 36 LARGE ON TRIP/CONVERTIBLE SHOWCASE

MY BID FOR TRIP/CONVERTIBLE SHOWCASE: $38,888

SHOWCASE ARPs:
Harmik: $27,690 (Difference: $4,690)
Jessica: $41,765 (Diff.: $5,765)

Jessica leaves w/ $10,937 in cash & prizes instead of $52K+, while Harmik wins the Showcase w/ $31,057 in merchandise.

TODAY'S FINAL RESULT: 3-3
TOTAL WINNINGS: $70,584

WoF: Tonight, the season-ending America's Game Week starts on the American Landmarks set.

$1K T-U: Landmark

T H _ / _ A _ I O _ A L

_ A _ L

Tina doesn't say a word.

T H _ / N A _ I O _ A L

M A _ L

Tamara identifies THE NATIONAL MALL. Let's meet our contestants in order:

Tamara Scruggs (McDouongh, GA)- An IRS revenue officer w/ an eight-year-old son & Cub Scout named Chauncey
Dan Lindner (Bellvue, WA)- A 9th Grade Algebra teacher and football, basketball & wrestling coach who has visited 19 countries (most recently Japan; he wants Australia to be next)
Tina Dauzat (Pineville, LA)- An LSU junior studying Elementary Education w/ three children (Austin, Zachary & Mackenzie) & a boyfriend named Phillip

$2K T-U
: Around the House


T - S H I _ T / _ N D

B _ U _ / _ E A N _

Tina pauses again, but this time comes up w/ the solution of T-SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS.
  
Monday's Featured Prize Courtesy of Hotwire.com: Omni Hotel & Resort on Amelia Island Plantation in FL ($5,288)
Gift Tag: Bed, Bath & Beyond

Eggland's Best Jackpot Round: Proper Name
Category Wipe of the Week: Statue of Liberty

She begins her consonant calls w/ three N's for $900 (one at the beginning & end of the first word & another at the end of the second of the three words), buys three A's but has her first turn end w/ a T call. Secondly, Tamara calls two S's to pick up the Million Dollar Wedge, an R for the gift card & a $600 B that begins the second word, then she buys three I's before purchasing a dud vowel in O. Third, Dan finds the back-to-back L's in the middle of the last word for $900 but then Bankrupts next to top dollar. Tina then buys the last valid vowel of E, Free PLAYS two $500 M's & calls the leftover W's for another C-note...

N E W S M A N

B R I A N

W I L L I A M S

...& needless to say, she knows it's NBC NEWSMAN BRIAN WILLIAMS for another $2,400.

DUDS: O (Tamara), $550 T (Tina)
SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE ROUND: Dan
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,900

Current Scores:

Tamara: $1K/Dan: $0/Tina: $4,400

Mystery Round
: Before & After


Tamara calls up first a $600 T in the middle of the second word of three & a $550 S to frontload the puzzle, purchases three A's & an E, picks up the blue 1/2 KIA w/ a couple $500 R's & inserts a $600 W to fill out the middle word (WATER), then she buys the other vowels (all of which are singletons) before Bankrupting next to $3.5K to give back her plate & $1.5K. Then, Dan calls a $400 N, a $600 B, two L's for the getaway & a $1K F pair...

S _ A R _ L I N _

W A T E R

B U F F A L O

...before thinking of a SPARKLING WATER BUFFALO to go from worst to first place (at least for now) w/ $7,288 in cash & trip; he'll also begin a crucial round.

SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE ROUND: Tamara

Current Scores:

Tamara: $1K/Dan: $7,288 in cash & trip/Tina: $4,400

Prize Puzzle Round
: Phrase


First from him are three T's for $1,650 but N for negative follows right after. Lit by Tina second are a $550 S, three A's & I's, a pair of R's for an extra $900 & the triple E's, after which...

E S T I _ A T E _

T I _ E / _ _

A R R I _ A _

...she remembers her ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL to get back into the lead thanks to an additional seven Benjamins & a $7.5K trip to LaSource.

SOLE DUD: $600 N (Dan)

TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: JH1846654 (Jean H.)

Current Scores:

Tamara: $1K/Dan: $7,288 in cash & FL/Tina: $12,600 in cash & Grenada

$3K T-U
: Food & Drink


B _ S _ O N / _ R _ _ M

_ I _

Tina tastes BOSTON CREAM PIE to get upped to $15,600.

R4: Rhyme Time


Starting off this puzzle because of her are a $300 N, a $500 S & A for awful. Second for Tamara are a $500 T, tres E's but then a negative of R. Third, Dan's captures an $800 C but next buys the other dud vowel on the board (I). Coming Tina's way next are trip O's, the $900 W, a $500 B, a $900 K & a $450 L...

O N E / T W O

B _ C K L E / _ _ / S _ O E

...& she solves the famous nursery rhyme line "ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE" to be $3,050 happier.

DUDS: A (Tina), I (Dan), $300 R (Tamara)

Current Scores:

Tamara: $1K/Dan: $7,288 in cash & FL/Tina: $18,650 in cash & Grenada

Last Chance Round: What Are You Doing?


Consonants are all worth $1,300. Tamara's P leads her to...

T _ R _ _ _ N _

_ / P _ R T _

...THROWING A PARTY while she's watching herself at home & she's paid $3,900 more; Dan had $1,300 less than that in his bank at the time.

Final Scores:

Tamara: $4,900/Dan: $7,288 in cash & trip/Tina: $18,650 in cash & travel
GT: $30,838

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding cardboard): $2,400

Maxwell House Regular BR #182: Tina can win more U.S. currency &/or a Mazda MX-5 Miata (w/ Phillip in the audience) as she spins the E in AMERICA'S.

Topic: Person

The RSTLNE's:

_ R _ _ _ N _ L

_ _ N E R

CFDO result in both words' first letter being lit...

O R _ _ _ N _ L

O _ N E R

...thank goodness for those O's- she's a non-ORIGINAL OWNER of a $30K check (Jim: "Tina, You can afford some new shoes & then some..."), so she leaves as the 70th (& hopefully not last) BR winner of the season w/ $48,650 in cash & vacation and the Rebuilding Together bank's reached $40K! IMHO, she was nervous during the first two T-Us but settled nicely into the game as time went on.

Vanna reveals at show's end that her son Nico's turning 18 this week!

J!:

Dylan Hume (Sleepy Hollow, NY)- Musician/tutor
Elaine Mose (Mountain View, CA)- Business systems manager
CHAMPION: Aaron Cappocchi (whose one-day cash winnings total $28,800)

First Dozen Categories This Week:
WHAT'S UP, DOC?
THE TEAM'S RETIRED NUMBERS
SEE-ATTLE
THE HELOISE WITH YOU
"PIPE" DREAMS
SPAIN KILLERS

By $200, Elaine's in Lock Game Territory w/ $3,400, followed by Aaron w/ $1,600 & Dylan w/ a grand. W/ seven clues left, Dylan picks the Daily Double under the $800 Spain Killer (See-attle's the only full category left in the round) at $2K; Aaron has Elaine's former score of $3,400 & our leader now has $4,800. Dylan makes it a True DD on:

Barcelona-born Ramon Mercader killed this Soviet exile in Mexico City in 1940.

"Who is Leon Trotsky?" doubles him to $4K. But he'll still be starting Double Jeopardy!, since Elaine's improved to $5,400 & Aaron's back on top for now w/ $6,800.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $600 (What's Up, Doc?)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,400

DJ! Listings:
GEOGRAPHY BY THE BOOK
SISTER GOLDENHAIR
I DON'T KNOW YOU BY ADAMS
GO WIDE
WORDS OF LOVE
THE BRITISH MUSEUM'S HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS

Aaron's stunned that a DD comes up in the center clue about The British Museum's History of the World in 100 Objects while he has $8K & Elaine's added another $400 since the start of the round. The champ wagers $4.5K on this:

The 19th Century's represented by a chronometer from this ship that helped make scientific history in the 1830s.

"What is The Beagle?"...indeed it was to get him to LGT w/ $12.5K! Right after wiping out his $1,200 debt, Dylan goes DD Hunting in the center of I Don't Know You From Adams...well, he does get the last one behind the $2K Word of Love, but he only has $800 compared to Elaine's $8,200 & Aaron's $21,300. This clue's worth its face value:

The Gettysburg Address speaks of "The last full measure of..." this committed emotion.

"What is...courage?"...no, it was "...devotion", so back to -$1,200 he goes...& that's his final score, so GAME OVER for him & he leaves w/ the $1K. Left on the board were the $1,200 Word of Love & the last two answers regarding Sister Goldenhair.

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

Head-to-Head Final J! Cash Count:
Aaron: $21,300 (LG!)
Elaine: $6,600

CORYAT SCORES:
Aaron: $18K
Elaine: $6,600
Dylan: -$400

FJ! SUBJECT: Events in The Bible.

Acts 1:13 says this event occurred in "...an upper room".

Elaine's right w/ "What is The Last Supper" to finish w/ a $2K-winning score of $13,100...Aaron misses w/ "What is Pentecost?", but it just costs him $6,001 & he wins another $15,299 this evening, $44,099 for two nights.

AYN, A?: Teaming tonight are Abby (a Miami, FL professor) & Cory (a graduate student who's working on his doctorate in Psychology from Nacogdoches, TX).

$1K (Body Art): Is it normal to have a tattoo?
PICK: NORMAL- 24%

THE POLL POSSE:
Dan (South Hempstead, NY)(35)
Tina (Washington, MO)(40): Hairstylist
Shane (Santa Fe, NM)(42): Personal trainer
Lola (Fairbanks, AK)(26): Student
Dave (New Castle, PA)(68): Ad executive
Curta (Long Beach, CA)(58): Medical assistant
Brandon (Baltimore, MD)(36): Counselor
Dana (Rahway, NJ)(39): Sales representative
David (Bronx)(52): Chef
Adele (Harwich, MA)(31): Ballerina

$2K: Can you identify one of the two TPP members that have a tattoo of their child's name?
PICK: Brandon (they also thought of Dana)- DANA & DAVID

$3K (Hygiene): Is it normal to have used anything other than a toothpick to pick your teeth?
PICK: NORMAL- 77%

$4K: Which guy used his cat's claws to help pick his teeth?
PICK: Dan- SHANE

$5K (Lust): According to stay-at-home mom of two Angela (New Orleans), is it normal to have a celebrity your spouse would let you sleep w/ if the opportunity presented itself?
PICK: NOT NORMAL- 27% ($8K)

$6K (Lies): Is it normal to have passed gas & blamed it on someone else?
PICK: NORMAL- 59% ($14K)


$7K (Exhibitionists): Is it normal to have had sex in a public place?
PICK: NOT NORMAL- 39% ($21K)

$8K: Who in the top row had sex in a lake while waving to their family on the shore?
PICK: CURTA- YES ($29K)

BR #3:

$10K (Bad Habits)
$20K (Embarrassing Behavior)
$40K (Women Only)

1. Which is normal to have done- pushed the elevator button many times & hoping it comes faster or deliberately not held the elevator door for someone?
PICK: Pushed the elevator button many times & hope it comes faster- YES

2. Which is normal to have done- spoken "baby talk" to your lover, spoken "baby talk" to your pet or spoken "baby talk" to your plant?
PICK: Pet (my guess, too)- YES ($30K; plant was crossed off first)

BAILOUT

3. Which is normal to be the #1 thing women want in a man- good looks, great personality, high intelligence or a good job?
PICK: Great personality- RIGHT


They still leave w/ $29.5K apiece ($59K)!

FiO: From Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA, welcome to the revived edition of "Figure It Out" hosted by Jeff Sutphen! The new announcer's Elle Young & Rich DiPirro's the director!

PANEL: Matt Bennett ("Victorious"), Victoria Justice ("Victorious"), Lulu Antariksa ("How to Rock") & Rachel Crow ("Fred: The Show")

#1: Dalton Smith

Remember, the objective of the panel is for them to reveal the entire talent of the contestant within three rounds. Prepositions & articles are lit on the It Wall (in the original version, Billy the Head was used & it was mechanical) right off the bat. One minute's given in the first round & :45 are provided in the second & third rounds (a minute was on the clock in every round during the original version); a panelist can continue asking yes or no questions until they get a no response; from time to time, visual clues will appear. For every round the entire talent's not guessed, s/he wins a prize & making it through all three rounds wins a trip. After the final round's timer has expired, each panelist gets one more chance to identify the talent.

TRIP OF THE DAY: Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa Cabo San Lucas

In the new version, one of the key words in some talents is designated the Word of Honor. If it's said, the player's slimed (& maybe even Jeff, too).

BASE BOARD FOR THIS GAME: _______ ___________ WHILE __________ ON ______ _______

R1 Clue: Several tiny bouncing balls (from the above containers)
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: _________ ___________ WHILE BOUNCING (Matt) ON ______ ________
Recap: Not an invention, makes noise & bounces
Prize: Banzai portable sports package

(Note: The sound effects from the original series carry over to this version.)

SECRET SLIME ACTION: Saying "wind instrument" (should this be done at some point in this game by a panelist, Sarah will win a prize)

R2 C: Small drumsticks (box)
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: PLAYS (Matt) ___________ WHILE BOUNCING ON ______ _______
Recap: Doesn't stand on one leg, rides something & "what is your clue?"
Prize: Nintendo 3DS


Victoria gets slimed six seconds into the third round, so Sarah Wellburn will be taking home their triangular messenger bag!

FR C (Clue Force III): Playing the bongos
LOSS W/ :07 LEFT
TALENT: PLAYS BONGOS WHILE BOUNCING ON POGO STICK (Lulu gave the last two words)

#2: SHAY MOSHER (Chad's sister!)
BASE BOARD: ______ ______ FROM ______ ____

R1 C: Tree leaves (cannons)
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: NONE
Recap: Not from Wisconsin, not an invention, doesn't dance w/ it & nothing to do w/ animals 
Prize: Park & Sun Sports Fold-a-Hoop


SSA #2: Wearing underwear

W/ :06 left on the clock, all of the panel's slimed, so Camden Lewis has himself a track jacket.

R2 C: Maple syrup gun (box)
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: MAKING SYRUP (both by Rachel) FROM _____ ____
Recap: Can smell it, doesn't make smells & "you are slimey"
Prize: Peavey electric guitars package


R3: In :10, Victoria says the WoH of TREE.
LOSS W/ :27 LEFT (Rachel said the final word)
TALENT: MAKES SYRUP FROM TREE SAP

Episode ratings:
8: "Are You Normal, America?"
7: Everything else

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