Alexander: $400/Janey: $795/Almaz: $855/Scott: $900
Scotty from Newport Beach, CA plays Flip-Flop for a six-night trip to the Hyatt Regency Maui (Manuela at Door #3; also includes a half-hour helicopter tour). That trip's definitely NOT:
Scott Flips to $8,452, even though he's not sure. He's...100% correct!
Fifth will be Deborah Miller from OH (a shocked lady who allegedly made the host cookies the night before) & let's bring out 14 pieces of Amanda Sterett jewelry (Amber & Manuela)("International Love" by Pitbull featuring Chris Brown). And you can win some of your own jewelry on the show's website.
Alexander: $1,400/Janey: $1,401/Almaz: $1,402/DEBORAH: $1,295
Almaz, an engineering manager from Detroit grown up in Augusta, GA (& born in Brooklyn), is now seriously tested on her recent car price knowledge in Gas Money for a Jeep Wrangler (Rachel)(other new car cue introduced recently).
WIPEOUT (I think the audience wanted her to get rid of $27K+ first)
Last announced this half as a player's Caroline Grossheim from Crane Hill, AL & the third GUFB's a couple citizen folding bicycles (Amber behind splitting sign)("One Thing" by One Direction).
Alexander: $600/Janey: $786/CAROLINE: $785/Deborah: $700
From Folsom, CA, Janey's first real birthday gift is the exercise she's about to get on the Race Game ("We Run the Night" by Havana Brown feat. Pitbull) for a Golden West pool table (Rachel), an Electrolux washer/dryer (Rachel & Manuela), a DELL touchscreen laptop system (Manuela & Amber) & a carolinachair.com pink/white chaise (Amber). The tags today:
Laptop: $1,595Chaise: $889
ALL WRONG- :23 LEFT
WIN W/ SIX SECONDS LEFT!
(Note: Remember, as of a few months ago, the timer for this game has been moved to the bottom-left corner of our screens.)
SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN #1:
Almaz ($1,650): $.70
Janey ($9,575): HALF-DOLLAR + 60 = OVER BY A DIME
Scott ($10,712): WIN W/ $.85!
(Notes: Drew brought Vanessa on camera just before SCSD #1 started. Also, the regular buzzer sounded instead of the foghorn when Janey went over.)
Coming on down seventh's Bonnie Waycaster & the fourth one-bid prize's a Howard Miller wine credenza (Manuela at GPT)(Temptation gift #1 cue).
Alexander: $2K/BONNIE: $900/Caroline: $1,775/Deborah: $1.5K
Alexander, who graduated from USC three weeks ago in History, finishes the Right-to-Left FF Sweep & plays Now...or Then for groceries & maid service for a yr. worth $4,997 (Rachel at Door #3)("Take Care" by Drake feat. Rihanna). What's been placed on the pie ("Wide Awake" by Katy Perry) are a two-liter bottle of mello yellow marked at $1.69, SMUCKER'S Magic Shell marked at $2.69, two Pillsbury Pie Crusts marked at $1.97, a can of Libby's Crispy Sauerkraut marked at $1.29, Dutch Farms Ranch Dip marked at $1.59 & a box of Jolly Time Blast O Butter Ultimate Theatre Style popcorn marked at $1.99. Then's Sept. 1998.
1. Soda: NOW
2. Popcorn: NOW
3. Topping: NOW
4. Crusts: THEN- WIN!
Next to get into CR's Wayne Woodall from the left side of the Peanut Gallery & the next PUFB revealed's a Pantech waterproof tablet w/ an at&t smartphone & the one-yr. plan for both (Amber behind rising sign).
WAYNE: $1,125/Bonnie: $1,695/Caroline: $1,895/Deborah: $1,300
Deborah plays Eazy Az 1-2-3 ("Turn Me On" by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj) for a BMS Palazzo 150cc motorscooter (Amber), Cape Spade accessories (Manuela) & the 42-inch BBQ (Rachel).
(#1): Accessories- $695
(#2): BBQ- $3,798
(#3): Scooter- $1,618
Last down to bid's Brynn Vigneux from the front row & the last of Mon.'s IUFBs is his/her Marc Jacobs sunglasses (Amber & George at the announcing podium)("Sexy & I Know It" by LMFAO).
Wayne: $549/Bonnie: $500/Caroline: $550/BRYNN: $450
Caroline (a Nursing student at the University of North Alabama), who's driven 33 hours & 2,057.81 miles w/ her dad Thomas to The Bob Barker Studio, plays That's Too Much for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata (Manuela at Door #3)("Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson). I know this isn't going to be that easy of a playing as it usually is, but let me remind you that since the Sonata's '11 redesign, it has been won both times this PG has offered it (& furthermore, both of those contestants struck it rich on The Big Wheel & then won their Showcase).
8. $22,325- I TOLD YOU SO! (ARP: $21,920)
She said "one more" at both the fifth & seventh prices. If he ever wants to offer that particular car again in TTM, Mike needs to either make the stopping point second or ninth because that automobile's brought good luck three times in a row in that PG!
Deborah ($1,689): THREE QUARTERS
Alexander ($7,055): 65 + 60 = OVER BY A QUARTER
Caroline ($22,480): 15 + QUARTER = $.40
SEEING THE STARS SHOWCASE ("Wild Ones" by Flo Rida feat. Sia):
In front of CR- Orion telescope (Manuela)
Door #4- Six-night trip to the Sandy Beach Resort in Tonga
Door #3- Boston Whaler 130 super sport boat w/ Mercury engine (Rachel)
SCOTT PASSES TO DEBORAH; DEBORAH BIDS 41 GRAND ON TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE- WILLY OF THE CENTURY
MY BID FOR TRIP/BOAT SHOWCASE: $28,888
SCOTT'S SHANNON BOXX SHOWCASE (Door #2; she's a soccer midfielder & two-time Olympic gold medalist)("Saxy Showcase" played for the intro only):
Right- Five-night trip to Glasgow, Scotland w/ two tickets to see the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team play against the Scottish female soccer team
Inside- Ford Escape XLT (Amber)
SCOTT BIDS $26,888 ON SHANNON BOXX SHOWCASE- WIN!!!
MY BID FOR SHANNON BOXX SHOWCASE: $34,125
Scott: $33,337 (one of my more frequent Showcase bids, $33,333, would've resulted in a $4 DSW)
Mr. Hostetler wins $44,049 in prizes on this day & in his current span of nearly four yrs. w/ two GS appearances (including this one), he's now won $70,049 in cash & stuff!
TODAY'S FINAL RESULT: 4-2
TOTAL WINNINGS: $86,498
(Final note: Deborah's Showcase price was revealed first.)
Video Bonus: Scott's Latest Big Win
FiO: For all of last week only, there was behind-the-scenes footage of the show! Let's get a little more normal this week w/ these panelists- Matt Bennett, Jennette McCurdy ("iCarly"), Nathan Kress ("iCarly") & Ashley Argota ("Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures").
FEATURED TRIP: Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa Cabo San Lucas
#1: Sammy Smith
BASE BOARD: _________ _____ AND _________ _______ ___
R1 C: Purple dress form (train)
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: NOTHING
Recap: Not an invention, uses her feet & calm down, Jennette
Prize: sketchers GO run gift card
MESSENGER BAG SSA: Touching a clue
R2 C: Tiny, colorful karate swords (everyone but Jennette gets slimed w/ :21 left, so Mcara Franklin wins)
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: STILL NOTHING
Recap: Doesn't involve clothing, not about a purple body & not fencing
Prize: mobo cruiser
CF3 C: Kid (telestrator)
PROGRESS AFTER TIME EXPIRES: NOTHING, STILL
Recap: Doesn't involve etiquette, involves a sports competition & not sailing
Jennette: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
Nathan: BODY BUILDING AND SAILBOAT CONSTRUCTION EXPERT
Ashley: LITTLE PEOPLE AND PURPLE DRESS MAKING
Matt: MOCK US AND MAKE US SAD- WIPEOUT!!!!! (when's the last time that happened in all the times "Figure It Out" has been on the air, if ever?)
TALENT: CHAMPION FORMS AND WEAPONS KARATE KID
Sammy's done this around the world & has won eight gold medals!
#2: Kaid Olson-Weston
BB: _______ ____ ____ ________ _____
R1 C: Monster mask
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: _______ ____ ____ MONSTER (WoH ALERT- said by Jeannette w/ :08 left) _____
Recap: Not an invention, haircutter or costome maker
Prize: Magna scooter package
(Note: The contestants' slime comes out of the giant green arrow next to the gameboard.)
TRACK JACKET SSA: Flinching
R2 C: Traffic tickets (cannon; the GROUP SLIME occurred right after that, resulting in a win for Lacy; also, Kaid & Jeff get slimed!)
PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: _______ ____ ____ MONSTER TRUCK (Nathan almost immediately)
Recap: Involves a vehicle, not a world champ & didn't build a truck
Prize: Nintendo 3DS
CF3 C: T-shirt size tag indicated by an arrow (telestrator)
PROGRESS AFTER TIME EXPIRES: DRIVES (Ashley right out of the gate) HALF (Jennette just before the bell) ____ MONSTER TRUCK
FINAL MISSING WORD GUESSES:
Nathan: SIZED- LOSS
TALENT: DRIVES HALF SIZED MONSTER TRUCK
At eight yrs. old, Kaid's the youngest monster truck driver ever!
Karen Griffin (Stoughton, WI)- Physician's assistant
Neil Ashar (Washington, D.C.)- Attorney
CHAMP: David Menchaca (whose two-day cash winnings total $40,301)
Kevin has brought out these categories to start hopefully another fine week on "Jeopardy!":
THE HAULS OF CONGRESS
A HARRISON FORD FIESTA
An $800 clue results in not only A Harrison Ford Fiesta, but a Daily Double opportunity for David w/ the same amount of money; Neil has $200 more than him. The current titleholder risks his early score on this clue:
In 2010, for the 25th Anniversary of this movie, fans retraced Ford's footsteps in Lancaster County, PA.
"What is 'Witness'?"...yeah for $1,600. He's naturally re-doubled his bank to $3,200 at the first timeout; Neil has also doubled his pre-DD score to $2K, but Karen's $600 in the hole after drawing a blank. The time's up signal stops them from showing either of the last two Hauls of Congress.
ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,600
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3,400
Scores After J! Round:
David: $6,600 (Lock Game Territory Alert)
(Note: After the first commercial break, this was the first time in a while that Kevin didn't fade to the player furthest to the right just as Alex's interviewing him/her.)
Double J! Board:
LANGUAGES IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE
EVERYONE'S AN ART CRITIC
2 BY 4 (each clue lists two song titles & the correct band has four members)
TERMS OF ENDANGERMENT (the title of this GS's the correct one for the $2K clue!!)
A "LA" CARTE
THE WAR OF 1812 BICENTENNIAL
David's picked his second DD of the evening in the middle of those Languages in their Own Language, but he's barely leading Neil $10,200-$10K; Karen's $2,800 in the positive. Dave wagers $1.5K this time.
Eesti, w/ dialects including Southern & Northern or Tallinn.
"What is Estonian?"...indeed, that's it to push him to $11,700. Just as we hear the one-minute warning prompt, Karen finds the third DD right after courtesy of the $1,600 answer attached to Everyone's An Art Crticic (six clues to go after this; 2 by 4's still entirely in play) w/ her at the $4K level. It's still pretty much all about the men in this match- Neil's a little ahead of Dave, $14,400-$14,100. She risks 3/4 her four grand on this:
"Multi-images of Marilyn...are now...dated...where does that leave" his "...art? On the wall, is the unfortunate answer."
"Who is (Andy) Warhol?"...$7K. The last three 2 By 4 answers go unrevealed.
DJ! LACH TRASH (all unattempted): $3,600 (last two clues from Languages in their Own Language)
Banks After DJ!:
FINAL J! SUBJECT: Fictional Pairs.
These two men first meet after one of them tells a friend, Stamford, of needing new lodgings in London.
Karen Griffin gives up a C-note because she could only muster "Who are Marley & Scrooge". Neil Ashar jotted "Who are Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson?"...we presume they're right & they are, but David Menchaca beats him by a buck for the $28,801 win! Three-match total: $69,102.
9: "Figure It Out"
8: "The Price is Right"