Floreses: $1,750/Venezuelas: $1,100/Goldmans: $1,201/Howards: $1,202
The Floreses from El Paso could win the Jeep Compass (Amber at Door #2)(vamp of a current Edd Kalehoff car cue) playing...for the last time this season, Temptation.
1. hayneedle bincoulars ($2K)(Rachel): 2
2. Ca$hbox ($1,444)(Gwen): 4
3. Margaritaville machine ($700)(Rachel): 7
4. acer laptop ($599)(Gwen): 5 (though Stephanie was thinking of the 9)
BAILOUT (ARP: $20,175)
Coming on down fifth are Kenneth & Nicole Brown and the second IUFB's a quilted Hatteras Hammock (Rachel at Door #2)("Wide Awake" by Katy Perry).
BROWNS: $650/Venezuelas: $250/Goldmans: $800/Howards: $658
The Howards (she's from Denver, while he's from San Diego) play Coming or Going for a Summerset Outdoor Living kitchen island (Gwen at Door #3)("We Found Love" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris).
PICK: GOING ($8,999)
Chris & Michelle Koning are sixth & this is third on the PUFB list, a pair of Lifetime kayak kits (Rachel at Door #3)("Let's Go" by Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo).
Browns: $600/Venezuelas: $500/Goldmans: $651/KONINGS: $650
The Goldman boys play Danger Price ($2,250)("Fortune Hunter" variant by Edd) for the can-am DS 250 (Amber), an Inspire Fitness body lift home gym (Amber), the Golden West Morrison pool table (Gwen) & some Charlie Lapson accessories (Gwen).
1. ATV- $3,799
2. Accessories- LOSS
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1 (same order even if it was perfect or winless):
Howards ($770): 55 + 30 = $.85
Goldmans ($880): 75 + 40 = OVER BY $.15 (could've left w/ $13,239)
Floreses ($6,581): 15 + HALF-DOLLAR = $.65 (could've left w/ $26,756)
Two Robert Onates are down to Bidders' Row seventh & coming down the ceiling are two iPads w/ smart covers (Edd IUFB cue).
Browns: $1,250/Venezuelas: $1,301/ONATES: $1,300/Konings: $1,050
The Venezuelas complete the FF Sweep & play 1/2 Off (Rachel on the left, Amber on the right)("Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele).
1. Coffee mug ($11) & bacon press ($15): MUG- $22
LEFT: #2, #4, #5, #7, #9, #12, #14 & #15
2. Knife set ($94) & grooming kit ($30): KIT- NO
3. Digital BBQ fork ($15) & pocket Swiss Army knife ($20): Fork- $30
LEFT: #9, #12, #14 & #15
FOR $10K: #12 (Rachel)- WIN!
Next-to-last are a couple of Michael Taccos & Amber brings out pairs of Carrera Aviator sunglasses (Amber in front of CR)(another piano one-bid cue).
Browns: BUCK/TACCOS: $780/Onates: $650/Konings: $700
The Taccos might be willing to play "La Cucaracha" in a Dodge Caliber SXT (Std., Conn.)(Rachel at Door #3)(vamp of Michael Karp's truck/convertible cue) should they win the Money Game. Board:
MIDDLE NUMBER: 8 ($ _ _ , 8 _ _)
1. 21- $
2. 20- $ (41)
3. 19- FRONT ($ 1 9 , 8 _ _)
4. 89- $ (130)
FINAL PICK: 75- SHOT DOWN BY FRONT & BACK AND ANNIVERSARY TRICKS (205)(ARP: $19,840)
Stephen Diffenbacher & Ginger Boling finish today's team field & the last GUFB this week's a SONY digital camera pairing (George)(solemn piano cue).
Browns: $1,152/S & G: $1K/Onates: $1,150/Konings: $1,151
The Browns play 1 Right Price ('94 Trip Cue by Edd for first vacation only) for five-night trips to the Aspen Meadows Resort (Rachel) & the Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff in Hawaii (Amber).
HAWAII: $6,513- WIN! (ASPEN: $7,523)
Taccos ($1,035): $.85
Venezuelas ($11,423): QUARTER + 15 = $.40
Browns ($15,436): 70 + 75 = OVER
ULTIMATE GARAGE SHOWCASE ("We Are Young" by Fun. feat. Janelle Monae):
Door #1- 38-piece Rockler power tool package w/ Milwaukee tools, SAMSUNG 55" 3-D HDTV & Gladiator refrigerator (Rachel)
Door #3- Toyota Tacoma AT (Gwen)
TACCOS PASS TO HOWARDS, WHO BID $25.5K ON ULTIMATE GARAGE SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR ULTIMATE GARAGE SHOWCASE: $22,888
TACCOS' GOLF GETAWAY SHOWCASE (Door #2)(a well-known Karp Showcase cue for first two prizes only):
Right- Two sets of golf clubs (Amber)
Left- Six-night trip to the Tally Ho Inn (Amber)
Inside- Chevrolet Camaro 1LS (Rachel on turntable)
TACCOS BID $26,800 ON GOLF GETAWAY/CAR SHOWCASE
MY BID FOR GOLF GETAWAY/CAR SHOWCASE: $28,888
Taccos: $32,646 (Difference: $5,846)
Howards: $25,263 ($237 WSD)
The Taccos miss out on at least $53,521 in cash & stuff, but they do leave w/ $33,681 of it.
TODAY'S FINAL RESULT: 2-3-1
TOTAL WINNINGS: $68,771
WoF: We end the season on the set we were on last Monday, so the Mazda Miata's back in play one last time in Season 29.
$1K T-U: What Are You Doing?
L _ _ D I _ G / _ Y
E _ A _ P _ E
Audra may be LEADING MY ESCAPE, but she's not on the board yet.
L E A D I N G / B Y
E _ A M P _ E
Jessica's LEADING BY EXAMPLE. The last three puzzle solvers of the season are:
Jessica The (Newport Beach, CA; originally from Miles City, MT)- A church choir teacher married to Christopher w/ two kids
Audra Robson (Bellingham, WA)- A member of a rock band named Rhombu$ who also works at a dive bar & is the co-founder of a non-profit organization called Makeshift
Phil Sze (Vista, CA)- A Marine Corps dispersing accountant married to Vanessa
$2K T-U: On the Map
_ _ _ / _ _ S _ _ _ _ I
R _ V _ _
Audra's gone from saying not enough letters to too many of them w/ her second response of THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
_ _ _ / _ _ S S _ U _ I
R _ V _ _
Phil gets THE MISSOURI RIVER.
Final Featured Prize: Trip to the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain ($5,425)
Eggland's Best Jackpot Round: TV Title (ends w/ an exclamation mark)
He misses out on picking up the green 1/2 KIA by calling a dud of T. Secondly, Jessica has a wasted spin because of the Million Dollar Wedge's left-side Bankrupt. Third, Audra calls two L's for a grand while on the Jackpot, buys a column of three I's but then Bankrupts near the Wild Card. Phil follows suit by saying a dud of L while on the Bed, Bath & Beyond gift tag, then Jessica has found a $600 V to fill out the last word of the title (LIVE!), two E's to clean out the vowels but then nothing for a B call while on the vacation. Once Audra Bankrupts on the MDW's left side, Phil gets to the four V's for 10 big ones...
_ I M M _
_ I M M E L
L I V E !
...& multiplies his initial $2K by six w/ "JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!", which is annually doing its "Game Night" specials just before coverage of every NBA Finals game.
DUDS: B (Jessica), $500 T (Phil)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies, including two by Audra)
FINAL UNCLAIMED JACKPOT THIS SEASON: $9,100
Phil: $12K/Jessica: $1K/Audra: $0
Mystery Round: Same Name
Jessica immediately lands the Mystery Wedge next to that MDW & calls four T's in exchange for $4K (but she could've had six grand more from its back side), at which point she lights an E, three A's but then an H call stops her. Second, Audra runs into Lose a Turn City. Third, Phil Free PLAYS a dud vowel in I and claims two N's for $1,600, the $450 D, the remaining vowels of two O's on top, $600 B & L couples also on top, a $1K S couplet, a $400 P & a couple of P's for 18 more $100 bills. But he then goes Bankrupt next to the WC to say goodbye to 62 bills. After that moment, Jessica calls the R for the Canadian holiday...
B E L L - B O T T O M
A N D / S M A R T _ -
P A N T S
...& she comes up w/ BELL-BOTTOM AND SMARTY-PANTS for a total of $8,925 in cash & BC this round (if she had taken the flip, though, she would've had a $2,925 lead by now).
SOLE DUD: $400 H (Jessica)
SOLE LaT: Audra
SOLE BANKRUPT: Phil
Phil: $12K/Jessica: $9,925 in cash & trip/Audra: NIL
Prize Puzzle Round: Food & Drink
Audra leads off w/ a $500 N for the other 1/2 KIA but buying an O proves to be a stopper (& it's the sole bad vowel on the board). Second for Phil are $1K worth of double S's (both in the last word, one of which's at the very end), twin E's but then the MDW's other Bankrupt costs him $750; that's his second tonight. Third, Jessica reveals dos T's for six Benjamins & a half-dozen A's prior to her LaT spin. After Audra's N duplication, Phil gets three M's for 1,800 clams (I think that was the consonant Audra meant to call) & the rest of the vowel store (an I & a U pairing). The board now...
_ A _ A M E _
M A _ A _ A M I A / N U T
_ _ U S T E _ S
...he dines on CARAMEL MACADAMIA NUT CLUSTERS for $1,300 more in casharoo & a trip to the Turtle Bay Resort priced at $5,950.
SOLE DUD: O (Audra)
SOLE LaT: Jessica
SOLE BANKRUPT: Phil
SOLE DQ: Audra (N repeat)
LAST FIRST-RUN SPIN ID: JK6068849 (Jim K.)
Phil: $19,250 in cash & HI/Jessica: $9,925 in cash & BC/Audra: NUNCA
Final T-U: Person
T H _ T / S P E C I A L
_ O _ E O _ E
Audra's THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE to finally avoid being the last gooseegg victim of the season.
Final Speed-Up Puzzle: Movie Quote
It's a...$1,300 Final Spin. After she chooses a W...
_ _ _ S T _ N / W _
_ _ _ _ / _ / P R _ _ L _ _
...she's watched "Apollo 13" enough to exactly recite "HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM" to finish w/ an added $3,900; $2,600 was left behind in everyone else's pots.
Phil: $19,250 in cash & HI/Jessica: $9,925 in cash & BC/Audra: $6,900
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $7.5K
Final BR of the Season Presented By Maxwell House: Phil has to pick the 3-star envelope because that's where the Bonus Wheel stops.
Here's the RSTLNE legend:
_ _ _ _ / _ _
_ _ _ R / _ E E L S
CMHA adds besides the obvious consonant...
_ _ C _ / _ _
_ _ _ R / H E E L S
...but his quiet guess of PACK UP YOUR HEELS is wrong. Don't KICK UP YOUR HEELS in celebration, folks (especially Vanna, who's holding a few during their final talk), because...
...he's not the final $30K winner of the season. That being said, our final champ of Season 29 marches out w/ $19,250 in cash & Hawaii.
Let's recall what happened in Season 29:
-Jim "Jimmy" Thornton became the program's permanent announcer at the start of the season & even appeared at the end of the season's first week; you'll even see that week re-ran the following week.
-After being part of the Road Trip Week stunt late in S28, the 1/2 Car tags were introduced in Week 2 of this season & were on the wheel for most of this season. The 1/2 Car prize was won 18 times- 17 for a $15K KIA Soul & the other at the start of Halloween Week for a $14,999 Ford Fiesta.
-Besides those automobiles, eight more were won in the BR (on the first BR car win of the season, a pair of Honda CR-Vs were given away). Two solo players (one female & one male) won two cars in the season.
-The Jackpot in the Jackpot Round was won 14 times, way up from S28.
-The sears Secret Santa Sweepstakes was held for most of November, giving Wheel Watchers Club members a chance to win the exact same cash & prizes their in-studio partners finished with.
-As you know, there were 70 BR wins this season, down from the past few seasons (& we only had one 4-1 week, the one to close out '11), but at least that's higher than each of the last two seasons without the MDW in play.
-Not including partial ones, there were four BR SHUTOUTS this season, one less than last season.
-Also down from S28 was the number of $100K losses- eight (in comparison to the record-worst 11).
-The $100K was won twice late this season in a span of three episodes (& those were the last two times the BW landed on said grand prize envelope this season)- once at home on Apr. 26th (Kimberly Adams; $110.5K) & once in Portland, OR on their four-week road trip four days later (Emily Eichelberger; $111,250).
-Since that $1M envelope was landed & won for the first time, it hasn't been landed on since. Of course, we've had our share of close calls, win or lose in the bonus in this season- three times two spaces off (including twice in the SSSS- its first day & last day & the other on the opener of Sandals Resorts Romance Week), once one space off (Mar. 8th) & once when Emily won the $100K (but she lost her MDW late in the Jackpot Round).
-The America's Game Weeks were responsible for three BR SHUTOUTS last season, but there were none in this season's. In fact, they featured two of S29's three highest totals (Joan & Joe Hall, $87,470, and Kimberly).
-The latest Rebuilding Together bank's still at $40K; by the time S30 starts, there should be at least $95K in there.
Be sure to tune in Sept. 17th for the 30th Anniversary syndicated season, where they'll spend four weeks in The Big Apple, maybe the newer BR cash envelopes from Big Money Week will be made permanent & who knows what else. Until then, bye-bye!
Jim Stekelberg (Grenada Hills, CA)- PhD student in Accounting
Sally Greene (Moscow, ID)- Education instructor
CHAMP: David Menchaca (whose one-day cash winnings total $15,900)
THE BRITISH ARE COMING!
WHO SAID WHAT ABOUT WHOM?
Sally's the early leader w/ $3,400 & leads Jim by $1K & David by $2K. And she'll ask herself Who Said What About Whom? after finding the Daily Double under its $800 spot while she has $4,600. To turn that score into $6K, her answer is:
John Keats called this American "...a philosophical Quaker full of mean and thrifty maxims".
"Who is Benjamin Franklin?"...yup. Once the round's board is cleared out, she's in Lock Game Territory w/ $9,400; Jim's got $3,600 & David gets the last-place advantage to start Double J!, since he has $2,600.
SOLE TS (unattempted): $1K ("G"eography)
Next For Their Choosing Pleasure:
THE BRITISH ARE GOING!
CELEBRITIES' FAVORITE MOVIES (all video clues in the studio; Pat Sajak reads the $2K clue!)
______ OF ______
ZODIAC RHYME TIME
20th CENTURY WRITERS
Once he's right on the $400 _____ of _____, Jim goes DD Hunting on its $1,600 screen...but David says "The British Are Going!" at the right time, its $1,200 clue, for his shot at regaining first w/ $10,600; he's $400 behind Sally & Jim's sitting on $6,200. Dave wagers two C-notes:
In 120-degree heat in Apr. 2009, British combat operations ended in this country, turned over to the U.S. brigade.
"What is Iraq?"...that proves to be right to move him into first at $12,600. Two clues later in the middle of 20th Century Writers...he has the last DD of the week as well from the $1,600 answer w/ $15,400 at this point; Jim's improved to $8,200. The champ goes for yet another $2K:
From 1962 until his death in '67, he was poet laureate of Illinois.
He doesn't know Carl Sandberg here, so he's back to $13,400. The middle three Zodiac Rhyme Times go unread.
SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1,200 (Opera Lovers)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,200
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $6,400
Pre-Final J! Scores:
FJ! SUBJECT: Islands.
This nation independent since 1960 is the largest island in the world w/ French as one of its official languages.
Jim Stekelberg wrote "What is Madagascar?"...also the title of an animated movie trilogy by DreamWorks, that would be correct for another thou. Sally Greene...loses $5,001 w/ the Dominican Republic. David Menchaca...stays in his throne w/ $24,401 tonight & for two games worth of work, $40,301.
FiO: Their first week back ends as these panelists come into view- Cymphonique Miller, Noah Munck, Lulu Antariska & Max Schneider.
FEATURED VACATION: Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
BASE BOARD: ________ TO _______ _______ IN _____ _______
R1 C: Miniskirts
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: _________ TO _______ _______ IN ______ SKIRT (Max)
Recap: She's a champ, uses her body & she won a contest
Prize: $400 sketchers GO run gift certificate
SECRET SLIME ACTION: Shaking your head "no"
R2 C: Thousand Island dressing
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: DANCES (Cymphonique almost immediately) TO ISLAND _______ (Noah just before the bell) IN _____ SKIRT
Recap: No flowers in her hair
Prize: Nintendo 3DS
Noah's slimed seven seconds into the last round, so Jacob has himself a messenger bag.
R3 C: Drum (telestrator)
LOSS AT THE BELL
TALENT: DANCES TO ISLAND DRUMS IN GRASS (Lulu said that halfway through the round) SKIRT
#2: Jalen Grenley
BASE BOARD: ________ ________ _______ TO ___ ____ ____
R1 C: A member of Clue Force 3 as a coach
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: COACHES ________ _______ TO WIN (Lulu in about :10) ____ ____
Recap: Jalen's a great name, not an invention, doesn't flip his hair & animals are involved
Prize: Dynacraft Cyco Cycle
FINAL SSA OF THE WEEK: Sitting on the end
R2 C: Fake turtles
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: COACHES _______ TURTLE (WoH w/ :05 left) TO WIN ____ RACE (Max just before the clue)
Recap: Not for charity & green's your color, Jalen
Prize: Coleman camping gear
To begin R3, Cymphonique & Max are slimed to allow Jeremy Estrada to wear a track jacket.
R3 C: Slow-motion high-five from Clue Force 3
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: COACHES ________ TURTLE TO WIN SLOW (right off the clue) RACE
FINAL MISSING WORD GUESSES:
Max: LARGE- WIN!
CLAIM TO FAME: COACHES PAINTED TURTLE TO WIN SLOW RACE (I would've preferred CF3 to have acted like they were painting something instead to give the panel a better shot at finishing that solution)
7: "Figure It Out", "Jeopardy!" & "The Price is Right"
6: "Wheel of Fortune"