Hoping not to have either happen on this edition as the First Four players are Timothy Johnson (new 21-year-old), Aynne Kokas, Matthew Maxwell & Karla Parker from the left side of the front row. The lead-off IUFB's a selection of those Zojirushi small appliances (Rachel in the clam)("Honestly" by Hot Chelle Rae).
(Note: Dimich edited out Drew's reminder that it's the one who comes the closest without going over on each one-bid.)
Timothy: $463/Aynne: $540/Matthew: $260 (STAGE GARF)/Karla: $550
Karla from Dallas wins those $788 things & plays Lucky $even for the KIA Forte EX (Std., Prot, Tray)(Amber)(MDS theme by Michael Karp).
Second digit: 7- 8 ($6 left)
Third digit: 6- 7 ($5 left)
Fourth digit: 5- 1 ($1 left)FINAL GUESS: 3 (ARP: $18,719)
Francisco Armas is announced fifth, as well as this second PUFB, an AVS chiffon party dress w/ a pair of lettered pumps by B. Brian Atwood (Gwendolyn at Door #5)("Let's Go" by Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo).
Timothy: $1,154/Aynne: $700/Matthew: BUCK/FRANCISCO: $850
Matthew (an L.A. cable TV service installer originally from NY) is the latest customer of the Bargain Game ("We Run the Night" by Havana Brown feat. Pitbull), where he may win an Electrolux washer/dryer marked at $1,698 (Rachel) & a BMS Heritage 150 scooter marked at $1,086.
W/D ($3,198): $1.5K
Scooter ($1,586): $500- LOSS
We don't need any cable help to see Brooke Bayer called down sixth & PowerBlock gym equipment's the third GUFB (Amber behind splitting sign)("Wide Awake" by Katy Perry).
Timothy: $501/Aynne: $726/BROOKE: $725/Francisco: $500
Aynne (who just finished her PhD in WA) has nothing much to lose here, except for the possible $16K in It's in the BAG (Gwem & Rachel). Today, the grocery items are (Showcase piano vamp cue) Hidden Valley Ranch, Capzasin Quick Relief Gel, Marinelli's Sparkling (Apple) Cider, YoCrunch vanilla yogurt w/ M&Ms, MegaRed & the Durkee Food Color Kit.
GUESSES (she too looks at the items while considering each one):
$5.59: Food coloring
$2.79: Cider (Ranch: $3.79)
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Matthew ($605): QUARTER + 30 = $.55
Karla ($788): QUARTER + 75 = WINS $1K & POSSIBLE SHOWCASE BERTH
Aynne ($5,005): NICKEL + 55 = $.60
Karla's Bonus Spin...halts on $.60.
The next hopefully not-so-blue player's Julie Aguilera from USC & the fourth one-bid gift's a carolinachair.com Keats Swivel Glider (Gwen behind rising sign)("Without You" by David Guetta feat. Usher).
Timothy: BUCK/JULIE: $800/Brooke: $900/Francisco: $600
Brooke, whose brother Shaun served in Afghanistan, plays SHOPPING Spree (w/ one of the current multi-prize cues) for some Christian Dior accessories (Rachel), the LG 37" HDTV (Rachel), a stainless-steel freestanding gas range (Amber) & a killerspin ping-pong package (Amber). The assigned target of the day's $8.5K.
1. Range- $3,899 ($4,601 left)
2. Accessories- $3,020 ($1,581 left)
FINAL PICK: Table- $1,999 (TV: $799)
Next chosen is Malory Swearingen from OKC (whose Thunder just won Game 1 of the NBA Finals last night over the hated Miami Heat) & Amber brings out a Dahon MUDA folding bike in front of Contestant's Row (IUFB/truck cue).
Timothy: $1K/Julie: $501/MALORY: $450/Francisco: $500
Julie from Colton, CA happens to be the last quizzed this season in Switcheroo (Rachel) & if she does well enough, she'll take home the Chrysler 200 (Std., Prot)(Gwen at Door #3)("Drive By" by Train for that, "Turn Me On" by Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj). Board:
$ 2 0 , 3 _ 6: CHRYSLER
$ _ 4: Beach towel set
$ _ 0: YouWho name badge system
$ _ 3: Knife sharpener
$ _ 0: Rechargeable handheld vacuum
NUMBERS AVAILABLE: 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6
$20,356: CHRYSLER (originally $20,326)
$24: Beach towel set
$60: Name badge system
$13: Knife sharpener
$30: Handheld vacuum
She only switches the blocks for the car & the sharpener at the request of her two female friends, which puts them IN THE PENALTY.
$20,316: CHRYSLER- WIN!
$24: Beach towel set- WIN
$30: Name badge system
$53: Knife sharpener- WIN
$60: Handheld vacuum
The Up & Down Trick has FAILED the powers that be & we have an unintentional shout-out to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to boot!
We're taking Gerald Curry's name last (he's serving our country), because George calls on him last & Timothy gets the last bid on this prize, a Kettler USA Roma outdoor dining set (Gwen at Door #2)("International Love" by Pitbull feat. Chris Brown).
Timothy: $976/GERALD: $749/Malory: $899/Francisco: $975
ARP: $1,699- Timothy made it!
From Long Beach, CA, he's playing Double Prices (Rachel) in front of CR for a four-night trip to the Volvo Ocean Race's grand finale in Ireland (Amber at Door #4).
Prices: $13,911 & $15,777
PICK: $13,911 (because 13's his lucky number)
ARP: $13,911- PERFECT SECOND HALF!
Brooke ($10,967): QUARTER + 65 = $.90
Timothy ($15,610): 35 + 75 = OVER BY A DIME
Julie ($21,192): 15 + DIME = QUARTER
SHOWCASE #1 (Door #1)("Brokenhearted" by Karmin):
Right- Japonesque portable makeup table w/ 16 pieces of Estee Lauder cosmetics (Rachel)
Inside- Six-night trip to Paris, France w/ $5K spending money (Gwen)
BROOKE PASSES TO KARLA; KARLA BIDS 19 THOU ON TRIP SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIP SHOWCASE: $20,222
BROOKE'S COMICS SHOWCASE:
In front of CR- MacBook Pro w/ one-yr. subscription to Marvel Digital Comics (Amber)
Door #4- Four-night trip to San Diego w/ two tickets to Comic-Con ("Wild Ones" by Flo Rida feat. Sia for first two prizes)
Door #2- 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS (Std., Mirror/Compass/Homelink)(Rachel)(consolation prize music by Edd Kalehoff)
BROOKE BIDS $24,750 ON TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR TRIP/CAR SHOWCASE: $25,222
Karla: $21,711 (Difference: $2,711)
Brooke: $26,277 (Diff.: $1,527)
This Brooke does it & finishes w/ $37,244 in swag; Karla leaves w/ $1,788 in cash & appliances.
TODAY'S FINAL RESULT: 3-2-1
TOTAL WINNINGS: $81,444
$1K T-U: Person
R _ D _ _
_ O W _ _ Y
Kim locks in RODEO COWBOY...& she has $1K. Wednesday's trio:
Kim Nash (Oxford, CT)- A high school Spanish teacher & graduate student who's traveling w/ her students to Argentina soon
Zoey Davis (Decatur, GA)- Personal assistant
Paul Franzonia (Glenolden, PA)- An I.T. auditor married to Patricia w/ a Great Dane named Turks who once met the Pope & President Clinton while he was in grade school
$2K T-U: Phrase
_ _ U S _ / _ _ _ R
I N _ T I _ _ T _
Kim barely gets TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS in to triple up.
Wednesday's Featured Prize (sponsored by "The Amazing Spider-Man", which premieres in theaters July 3rd): $5K Big Apple Adventure
Gift Tag: Bed, Bath & Beyond
Eggland's Best Jackpot Round: Food & Drink
She first says a dud of T while on the Jackpot. Second, Zoey calls a $400 R, an N for the Wild Card & two S's to get to $1K, buys four E's but then bobbles that same vowel. Third, Paul has hit the Bankrupt next to the vacant WC. Fourth, Kim calls up twin T's for $1,200 & three H's for the NYC trip, buys two A's & gathers a $600 M, the two I's to close the vowel section & the back-to-back L's up top for $1,100 extra...
_ R I L L E D
H A M / & / _ H E E S E
S A N D _ I _ H
...& she smells a GRILLED HAM & CHEESE SANDWICH for another $7,400 in cash & travel.
SOLE DUD: $500 T (Kim)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Paul
SOLE DQ: Zoey (E duplication)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,950
Kim: $10,400 in cash & NY/Zoey: $0 WC/Paul: $0
Mystery Round: Around the House
Zoey's the lead-off player in the round & here come a T & her WC usage of three R's to earn her 14 grand, followed by all of the vowels in one fell swoop (three E's & I's, an A & a pair of O's) & now...
_ I _ I T A _
_ I _ E O
R E _ O R _ E R
...while I'm recording this episode on my DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER, she's taken a $2,600 lead.
Kim: $10,400 in cash & trip/Zoey: $13K/Paul: $0
Prize Puzzle Round: Places
Paul has plucked off the two $500 S's for the green 1/2 KIA, three E's but nothing else after calling R. Second, Kim's lit a $450 T, a $500 N, four A's (including all three in column #3), an H for the gift tag, an I, the Same Line letter of three B's for an additional $1,800, a $1,600 L couplet & a $7K C pairing...
B E A _ T I _ _ L
B L A C _ / S A N _
B E A C H E S
...I'm sure this puzzle brings back memories of the GLEAMING WHITE SAND BEACH round early on in the 25th Anniversary season- she nails BEAUTIFUL BLACK SAND BEACHES to regain first place w/ another $11,850 in cash & gift certificate, plus a stay at the Hilton Waikoloa Village worth $6,715.
SOLE DUD: $800 R (Paul)
TONIGHT'S SPIN ID: OW1701569 (Ollie W.)
Kim: $28,965 in cash & stuff/Zoey: $13K/Paul: ZERO MARK
Final WHEEL Deals! Offer of the Season: Pay $30 and get a $50 hotel voucher & a $100 Restaurant.com gift card; $28 for all that if you use that SonyCard
$3K T-U: On the Map
_ H _ / _ O L _ R _ _ O
_ _ _ E _
Paul's finally off the schnide due to THE COLORADO RIVER.
R4: What Are You Doing?
He gets himself the other Bankrupt right away, as does Kim. Then for Zoey are the two $500 N's, the I & the $800 G before we go to Last Chance Mode...
_ _ _ _ _ I N G
_ _ _ / _ _ _ N _ _
...& the consonants left are worth $1,550 each. After a P's taken...
_ _ T _ _ I N G
T _ _ / P _ _ N T S
...Kim's WATERING THE PLANTS to add that same amount; Zoey could've left w/ another 62 bills.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Paul & Kim)
Kim: $30,515 in cash & prizes/Zoey: $13K/Paul: $3K
NO BANKRUPT TRASH TONIGHT
Maxwell House Regular BR #184: In the hopes of winning more green &/or the $26K+ Honda Accord EX Coupe (& her brother Colin's wearing a tuxedo), Kim spins the E in GAME.
Category: Living Thing
I have a funny feeling what this one-wordy is from just:
_ _ T _ _ _ _ _
PMDA add a couple letters...
_ A T _ _ D _ _
...but she loses the Accord because of a WATCHDOG (that sounds more of like a Person to me). However, she still leaves w/ $30,515 in cash & stuff.
Colleen McCormick (Odenton, MD)- Graduate student of History
Steve Van Noord (Bellflower, CA)- 3rd Grade teacher
CHAMPION: Kathy Wright (whose one-day cash winnings total $38,398)
THE METER IS RUNNING
MAKES SENSE-- MOVIES EDITION
THE NEXT STATE CAPITAL ALPHABETICALLY
Colleen's doubled up Kathy at the halfway point w/ $2,400; Steve's a close second w/ $2K. Colleen has the Daily Double on the next-to-last clue regarding The Next State Capital Alphabetically w/ $3,200, but she doesn't like that category too much; Steve's up to $4,600 & Kathy's $600 ahead of him for first. Colleen bets the face value:
No Montpelier from her, so she'll start Double J! while she's back to $2,400; Steve's $200 ahead of Kathy at $5,600.
SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $400 (Makes Sense-- Movies Edition)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,200
PUP-PARAZZI (all picture clues)
UPDATING THE NOVEL
VERB-AL NAMES (each correct word's also a familiar first name)
The $800 answer about The Crusades gives Colleen a second shot at a DD w/ $4,400; she's trailing Kathy for the lead by $1,600. Here's her clue to possibly tie up the game between these ladies:
The 1098 discovery of the spear-like weapon that reputedly pierced Jesus' side, The Holy this, inspired The Crusaders.
"The Holy Lance? What is The Holy Lance?"...she's obviously not sure, but it's good enough for a $6K tie. While one's Updating the Novel at the $1,600 mark, Colleen's completed her DD Sweep at the $10K plateau & leads both her opponents by $800 a head. She wagers 1/5 her current score on this:
Mr. Toad's "shiny new motor-car" isn't new enough; Toad's off to Lexus' "December to Remember" sales event.
"What is The Wind in the Willows?"...yes for $12K.Time runs before the panel can try either of the last three American Ballet bits.
DJ! LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $2,400
Heading into Final:
FINAL J! SUBJECT: Political Terms.
19th Century reports on horse races used this two-word term to mean horses that were in the field but didn't finish line.
Crossing this finish line on the evening because s/he was the only correct questioner w/ "What is also rans?" is...Kathy w/ $20,800! Two-day haul now: $59,198.
Steve: "What is a dark horse" ($800) = $8K
Colleen: "What are back runners?" ($14,801) = $799
FiO: Trying to stump up to two players are Cymphonique Miller ("How to Rock"), Lucas Cruikshank ("Fred: The Show"), Lulu Antariksa ("How to Rock") & Jake Weary ("Fred: The Show").
TRIP OF THE DAY: Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
#1: Michael Vilki
BASE BOARD: ______ ON _____ TO ___ ________ ________
R1 C: Bottle of solution to blow bubbles
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: ______ ON _____ TO WIN (Lucas in six seconds) _________ _________
Recap: Won something, not an invention, nothing to do w/ soap & "What do you do w/ your clue"?
Prize: p.s. gift certificate
SECRET SLIME ACTION: Looking down
R2 C: Tiny toy frogs (& just as they drop down w/ :25 left, all of the panelists are slimed, winning John Chini a messenger bag)
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: BLOWS (Lucas shortly after the sliming) ON _____ TO WIN _________ CONTEST (Cymphonique right away)
Recap: Won a contest, not moonwalking, Lucas can't do it & think about your clue
Prize: mobo cruiser
Michael gets slimed as Lucas says the WoH of FROG almost immediately.
LOSS W/ :32 LEFT IN FINAL ROUND (Lulu said the last remaining word)
TALENT: BLOWS ON FROG TO WIN JUMPING CONTEST
#2: Sophia Hardy
BASE BOARD: ___________ _______ _______ _______ IN ___
R1 C: Triple-decker sandwich
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: NONE
Recap: Not a champ, uses her body, hard to do & doesn't make sandwiches
Prize: Magna scooter package
SSA #2: Having a name that rhymes w/ "mucus"
R2 C: Air
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: NONE AGAIN (& Lucas obviously gets slimed, netting Jenny Nelo the track jacket)
Recap: Not an eating contest, contorts her body although she's not a contortionist & think about your clues
Prize: Nintendo 3DS
R3 C: Falling
PROGRESS AFTER TIME EXPIRES: __________ _______ FALLING (Lulu in :17) ______ IN ___
Lucas: RUNNING AND SIMULTANEOUSLY FALLING AND IN...
Lulu: SANDWICH MAKING FALLING CONTORTIONIST IN PRODUCE
Jake: JUMPING INTO FALLING SANDWICH IN ___
Cymphonique: HAIR MODEL FALLING CHEESE IN GYM- WIN!
TALENT: PERFORMS TRIPLE FALLING ANGEL IN AIR
8: "Figure It Out"
7: Everything else