Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Redneck Island" 6/30

Jeannie has been chosen to be traded to the BT. Earlier in this episode, some gamecocks are delivered in a farm crate.

The Reckoning #4:
Each team's given a beer cooler puzzle they have to build, w/ one member per team being the caller. Two puzzle builders per team are wearing beer goggles. The winners can stuff those coolers w/ ice cold popsicles & ice cream.


BENCHED-
Adam

CALLERS- Jen & Teri
WINNERS- OT (because the BT built their puzzle the wrong way)

VOTE-OFF #4:
There is...no tie...& Jeannie's ELIMINATED over Tex.

Links to this week's "Millionaire" recaps

These episodes aired in some markets on the week of June 4th instead for some reason.

Monday:
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
$1K Q Game

Tuesday:
G1
G2
G3

Wednesday:
G1
G2

Thursday:
G1
G2
G3

Friday:
Conclusion of Previous G
G2
G3

Friday, June 29, 2012

"Jeopardy!" 6/29

PLAYERS:
Matt Samberg (Pittsburgh, PA)- Attorney
Jia-Rui Cook (L.A.)- Media relations specialist & science writer
CHAMP: Anna-Lise Santella (whose two-day cash winnings total $21,199)

First in Terms of Topics:

SNAKES ON A PLATE
BASEBALL TEAMS BY STADIUM
A FRENCH TWIST
FLY GIRLS
HEATED WORDS
HISTORIC "DAYS OF OUR LIVES" (all acting clues from said soap's set)

After 16 clues, we reach the first break & Jia-Rui's the early leader to the tune of 3K bucks, followed by Matt w/ $2,600 & Anna-Lisa w/ $200 (but that was a negative figure early on). To end this round, the first Daily Double tonight's found somewhere within the "Days of Our Lives" clues...Matt's got it in the $600 screen w/ $5,600, compared to Anna-Lise's $2,400. He just wagers the face value of:

"Carrie, I'm really sorry I missed your wedding-- I know you marrying Austin was a once-in-a-lifetime event. Yes, I felt like Mary I of England on July 25, 1554, marrying Philip II of this Catholic country."


"What is Spain?"...is the right country for $6,200 & that's the end of the round.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS:
$800 (Snakes on a Plate)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,200
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2K

Last Offered in Double J! This Month:

EVERYTHING CHANGES AROUND HERE
SCIENCE
OFFICE HOLDERS
LUNAR FICTION
C.C.: ME
BEFORE & AFTER

Matt gets all but the $2K B & A to climb into Lock Game Territory w/ $10,200 to begin this edition of DJ! But eight clues into the round, Jia-Rui uncovers a DD in the middle of Science (fitting) w/ $5,800, while the champ's only improved to $2,800. Jia-Rui makes a $4K gamble on:

The name of this, seen in the heavens, is a translation of the Latin via Lactea.


"What is the Milky Way?"...that candy bar name's it to be within $400 of first place! By the time that theme's finished, the challengers are in a first-place tie at $11,800 each...& they're definitely still NOT tied once Matt gets a hold of the DD placed on the $2K Office Holder. He's solely in front w/ $13,800 & leads Jia-Rui by $3,200. The wager from that man will be three thou:

Supreme Court Justice, 1986- (he's been there the longest)


"Who is Antonin Scalia?"...he got him to get sent to $16,800! Not enough time for the last two C.C.: Me answers.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS:
$1,600 (Office Holders)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $6K
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $7,600

Scores After DJ!:

Anna-Lise: $3,200 (she'll leave w/ $22,199)
Jia-Rui: $10,600
Matt: $24,400 (LG!)

CORYAT SCORES:

Anna-Lise: $3,200
Jia-Rui: $7,800
Matt: $23,400

FINAL J! CATEGORY:
Nobel Prize Winners.


Among the many books he wrote were The World Crisis, The Second World War & Painting As a Pasttime.

ANNA-LISE:

Response: NOTHING
Final score: BUCK

JIA-RUI:

Response: "Who was (Gunter) Grass"
Wager: $6K
Final score: $4,600

MATT:

Response: "Who was (Henry) Kissinger" (Correct: Who was Winston Churchill?)
Wager: $3K
New champ w/: $21,400

EPISODE RATING: 7

"Figure It Out" 6/29

PANEL: Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Kirk Fox ("How to Rock"), Gracie Dzienny & Challen Cates ("Big Time Rush")

FEATURED TRIP:
Pueblo Bonito Cabo San Lucas


#1: Bobby Bradley

BASE BOARD: __________ _____ ___ ___ ________ _____
 
R1 C:
Hot dog weiners (cannons)

PROGRESS: __________ ____ HOT (Gracie w/ :13 left) ___ ________ _____
Recap: Not a champion, no animals & no bun involved
Prize: GO run gift tag
 
BAG SSA:
Turning around (Ana fell for Jeff's cue w/ :22 left in the final round to Madeline Gonzales' benefit)


R2 C:
Model airplanes (ceiling)

PROGRESS: ___________ _____ HOT AIR (Challen) _________ FLYER (WoH ALERT- Challen w/ :03 left at the same time she said the other word; slime alarm doesn't sound)
Recap: Not a chef, device maker or painful
Prize: Nintendo 3DS

CF3 C:
Solo guitarist

PROGRESS: __________ _____ HOT AIR BALLOON (Challen right away) FLYER
Recap: No music involved & can you tell how old the Bobby in the studio is?

FINAL GUESSES:

Ana: CREATE MUSICAL HOT AIR BALLOON FLYER
Kirk: "Will you be doing this the rest of your life, Bobby?"
Gracie: TOUR IN HOT AIR BALLOON FLYER
Challen: AIR GUITAR HOT AIR BALLOON FLYER- WIN!
 
SECRET:
YOUNGEST SOLO HOT AIR BALLOON FLYER (at nine years old; demonstrated outside)


#2: Kaitlyn Connor

BB: _______ AND ________ ___________ ______ ____

R1 C:
Banana split ingredients (sprayed out from both the boxes & the cannons)

PROGRESS: NONE
Recap: Uses her hands, not a gymnast & chocolate makes everything better

Prize: p.s. gift tag

LAST SSA OF THE WEEK:
Touching your goggles (Gracie's busted in :10, so that next jacket goes to Victoria Meyer)


R2 C:
Barbershop pole (clue coaster)

PROGRESS: ______ AND SKATES (Kirk just before the bell) __________ ______ _____
Recap: No sundaes, cherries, hair or shaving involved
Prize: Yamaha keyboard

CF3 C:
Walking backwards

PROGRESS: ______ AND SKATES BACKWARDS (Gracie off the clue) ______ _____
Recap: No food or drink at all, she's not "over" just yet & what exactly do you see next to a vintage barbershop?

FINAL GUESSES:

Gracie: BAKES AND SKATES BACKWARDS ON SKATEBOARD
Challen: SPINS AND SKATES BACKWARDS UPSIDE DOWN
Ana: BALANCES AND SKATES BACKWARDS ON ICE
Kirk: PUTS SKATES ON YOUR HANDS AND ARE PULLED BACKWARDS ON YOUR HAIR- WIN!

TALENT:
SPLITS AND SKATES BACKWARDS UNDER POLE

Final Ratings Report for June '12

"America's Got Talent":
Monday: 10.41 million
Tuesday: 11.52 million
Wednesday (two-hour Top 48 reveal show): 10.46 million
"Hell's Kitchen":
Mon.: 5.52 million
Tues.: 5.35 million
"MasterChef":
Mon.: 5.35 million
Tues.: 5.32 million
"American Ninja Warrior": 6.07 million (up from past two NBC episodes)
"So You Think You Can Dance" (Top 20 reveal): 5.56 million- SEASON-LOW
"Wipeout" (Summer premiere): 5.89 million (up from this year's Winter finale, but down from last season's Summer premiere)
"Duets": 4.23 million (barely up from last week)

"Food Network Star": 2.51 million- SEASON-HIGH
"The Great Escape" (debut): 1.62 million
"Around the World in 80 Plates": 835K- ANOTHER S-H

Source: The Futon Critic

Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Wipeout" 6/28- SUMMER '12 SEASON PREMIERE

This is the second annual Hotties vs. Nerds episode. John Henson's also a producer of the show as of this season.
 
Qualifier:
Opener: Spinning Blades of Fandimodium (w/ two Motivators)
$500 BB Object: Nerdy Ballsy
Third: Pound-a-Bout (avoid the rotating Sweeper arms & the holes on the platforms)
And Finally: "Ghoul Trouble" (a new back & forth moving "room" w/ surprises galore)

Notables:

Andrew "Numismatist" Hart, Jr.: 3:09.9
Alec "Brass Man" Morse: 1:48.6
Melissa Bull: ELIMINATED (the time to beat was 3:50)

Other Nerds
: Ari "Dorky Kong" Grant, Mark DeShazo, Jonathan DiShaw & Edel Sinson

Hotties: Amanda "Blackjack Buster" Gulyas, Trisha "Babe-o-Rade" Ayer, "Nasty Nat" Natalie DeWindt, Shea Carter, Whitney  "Modest Model" Cordray & Brynn Vest

The
Scareground:
Starting on a spinning peppermint-colored platform, the players have to jump from one rotating yellow/red Sweeper Cross to the other while on one of its four blue planks. From a blue/yellow spinning platform at the Midway stage, they then have to dodge a sidewinder w/ the title of this program on it & then slide down to hopefully the finish platform.


Advancing to Round 3:

1. Trisha
2. Whitney
3. Amanda
4. Ari
5. Alec
6. Nat

Petrified Forest
:
At least the debut edition has a "Hunger Games" theme. It starts w/ a zip-line to the One Tree Forest, at which point they have to jump to a small, rocking mud pit (where they could be hit by the two fake arrow shooters from above) to the finish zone. And they're all wearing animal hats.


ADVANCING TO WIPEOUT ZONE:

1. Whitney
2. Amanda
3. Ari

WZ:
Bombastic Blob (which launches via a half-ton steel bar)/Swing Blades/Torrential Twisters (which spin counter-clockwise)/Tectonic Planks (you must get over at least one of the two pegs above each plank before you can try jumping to the next plank)


RESULTS:


Whitney
: 12:24.64

Amanda
: 9:03.71

Ari
: 7:51.48- WIN!

"Duets" 6/28

Group Song: "Freedom! '90" by George Michael (& Kelly's dyed her hair blonde for at least tonight)
 
Theme:
Songs from the 2000s


1. John G. (Jennifer): "When You Say You Love Me" by Josh Groban
2. Olivia (Robin): "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
3. Jason (Kelly): "Mercy" by Duffy
4. Bridget (John L.): "Halo" by Beyonce
5. J (Jennifer): "Without You" by David Guetta featuring Usher

As of this week, only home viewer votes decide everybody's fate.

"Jeopardy!" 6/28

CONTESTANTS:
Lindsay Shields (Sunnyside, NY)- Grants/contracts coordinator
Amy Paull (The Woodlands Township, TX)- Stay-at-home mom
CHAMP: Anna-Lise Santella (whose one-day cash winnings total $15,400)

Thursday's Basics:

PEN NAMES
FRUITY RHYME TIME
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
THIS & THAT
MARX
LENNON

A bit before the first commercial break, Lindsay unravels the Daily Double from the $600 Lennon w/
$2,200; she leads Anna-Lise by $200 & Amy by $800. Lindsay puts up $1K against this:

John & Yoko's favorite area of Central Park was officially named this in 1981, after a Beatles song that he wrote.


"What is 'Strawberry Fields'?"...yup for $3,200; once we do get to the timeout, Anna-Lise now has $2,800 & Amy has exactly $800.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS:
$600 (This & That)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5K
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $5,600
 
End-of-Round Scores:

Anna-Lise: $3,200
Amy: $1,600
Lindsay: $6,200

Next Topics:

RAISE "A" GLASS
STATE CAPITAL BIRTHPLACES (two famous people per clue)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTRESSES
REACH FOR THE STARS
THE 14TH CENTURY
PARTIAL OPPOSITES

Amy has to Reach for the Stars to find a DD inside a $2K clue. $1K separates everybody & she's in third place w/ $5,200; Lindsay has $6,200 & Anna-Lise's sitting on $7,200. Amy only risks half the face value of this for a potential second-place tie:

A Y-shaped group of four stars depicts a water jar in this constellation.


"What is Aquarius?"...both challengers are tied for the moment w/ $6,200 a head. The $1,600 Partial Opposite containing the other DD is hers, too, now w/ $7,800; Lindsay's dropped to $5,200. Lindsay wagers a C-note again.
 
The OED says this 12-letter adjective meaning definitely NOT amazed & impressed dates back to the 1950s.


"What is underwhelmed?"...makes sense & is right to keep her slightly in first w/ $8,800. The first four clues on The 14th Century go to waste in the round.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH:
$2,800
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $11,200
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $14K
 
Post-Double J! Scores:

Anna-Lise: $7,200
Amy: $10,400
Lindsay: $8,600

CORYAT SCORES:

Anna-Lise: $7,200
Amy: $10,800
Lindsay: $8,200

FINAL J! SUBJECT:
Novel Titles.


The title of this scandalous novel set in 1930s Paris symbolizes "the disease of civilization".

ANNA-LISE:

Response: "What is The English Patient"
Wager: $1,401
Final score: $5,799

LINDSAY:

Response: "What is A Moveable Feast?"
Wager: $3,500
Final score: $5,100

AMY:

Response: "What is Madame Bovary?" (Correct: What is Tropic of Cancer?)
Wager: $6,801
Final score: $3,599- ANNA-LISE RETAINS

Two-day total: $21,199.


EPISODE RATING: 6

"Figure It Out" 6/28

PANEL: Ariana Grande, Jennette McCurdy, Noah Crawford & Tanya Chisholm

FEATURED TRIP:
Orlando World Center Marriott


#1: Susanna Lacy

BASE BOARD: ______ _______ _____ TO ____ _________ _____________

R1 C:
Hanging rope

PROGRESS: ______ _______ _____ TO WIN (Noah in :11) ___________ CHAMPIONSHIP (Noah in :04)
Recap: Not an orthodontist, she's a champion & not a champion orthodontist
Prize: K2 Skate gear

BAG SSA:
Screaming (Tanya gets the slime bath w/ :31 left in regulation, resulting in a victory by Annie Sanchez)


R2 C:
Jump ropes (clue coaster)

PROGRESS: JUMPS (right off the clue) _______ ROPE (Ariana right away) TO WIN __________ CHAMPIONSHIP
Recap: Doesn't need upper body strength
Prize: Nintendo 3DS

CF3 C:
Single-file marching

PROGRESS: NONE
Recap: No Double Dutch, climbing or military marching

FINAL GUESSES:

Tanya: JUMPS CRAZY ROPE TO WIN SOME CHAMPIONSHIP
Ariana: JUMPS TIGHT ROPE TO WIN...
Jennette: JUMPS MESH ROPE TO WIN...
Noah: JUMPS HIGH (at Tanya's request) ROPE TO WIN...

TALENT:
JUMPS SINGLE ROPE TO WIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (she does this freestyle)


#2: Mason Bennett

BB: ____ ________ ________ ________ WITH ________ ______

R1 C:
Rotten food (ceiling)

PROGRESS: WON (Ariana in :11) ROTTEN (at the bell) _________ CONTEST (Ariana in :20) WITH ________ ______
Recap: He won something, not an athletic contest, doesn't design clothes & don't eat the clue
Prize: GO run gift tag

JACKET SSA:
Touching a hat (Jennette's slimed at the 14-second mark in R2 for Ariana Arsensio, who's actually a boy)


R2 C:
Stinky cheese
PROGRESS: NOTHING

Recap: Nothing to do w/ food or animals & how does your second clue in this game smell?
Prize: Sevylor one-person inflatable kayak kit

CF3 C:
Sneaker (telestrator)

PROGRESS: WON ROTTEN _________ CONTEST WITH STINKY (Tanya just before the bell) SHOES (off the clue)
Recap: Think of different kinds of shoes

FINAL GUESSES FOR THAT WORD OF HONOR:

Tanya: SMELL
Ariana: ROTTEN
Jennette: TOES
Noah: SCENT- WIN!
 
WHAT HE DID:
WON ROTTEN SNEAKER CONTEST WITH STINKY SHOES 


(Final note: Roy Harter composes the music for the revival; he's a part of Skinnyman.)

"Price" directoral notes

-Ryan Polito has been named the new director of "The Price is Right" for next season. He previously directed early episodes of U.S. "Minute to Win It".
-Michael Dimich didn't finish the current airing season; Glenn Koch directed the last few episodes of Season 40 (he was the interim director before Dimich was brought on board late in S39).

Various sources contributed to this report.

"America's Got Talent" 2012 TOP 48

Olate Dogs (animal act)
William Close (harp musician)
David "The Bullet" Smith (human cannonball/danger act)
787 Crew
All Beef Patty (drag queen)
All Wheel Sports
All That! (clogging crew)
Tom Cotter (comedian)
Eric Dittleman (mindreader)
Tim Hockenberry (singer)
Jacob Williams (comedian)
The Untouchables
Edon (singer)
Sebastien "El Charro de Oro" (mariachi singer)
Nikki Jensen (singer)
Ben Blaque (crossbow act)
Ulysses (singer)
Eric & Olivia (vocal group)
Shanice & Maurice Hayes
Spencer Horsman (escape artist)
Joe Castillo (sand artist)
American BMX Stunt Team
Horse (nut-shot act)
Light Wire Theater (glow-light dance group)
Aurora Light Painters
Todd Oliver & ventriloquist Irving
Cristin Sandu (balancing act)
Jake Wesley Rogers (singer)
Turf (dancer)
Lindsey Norton (dancer)
The Distinguished Men of Brass
LionDanceMe
Lil' Starr (dancer)
Elusive (dancer)
The All Ways (rock band)
The Scott Brothers (dancers)
Big Barry (singer)
Inspire the Fire (dancers)
Jonathan Hawley (magician)
Wordspit the Illest (band)
Donovan & Rebecca (acrobats)
Unity in Motion
Jarrett & Raja (magicians)
Mike Price (rock star juggler)
Michael Nejad (instrument builder)
David Girabaldi & his CYMKs (painter/dance group)
Danielle Stallings (singer)
Lisa Clark Dancers (nothing to do w/ Lisa Clarke from my state- sorry)

(Notes: Tim Poe was eliminated after the first day of the Las Vegas auditions. Also, the first three acts listed were sent through to the live shows without having to perform in Vegas.)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Around the World in 80 Plates" 6/27

Exceptional Ingredient Challenge #8: The locale on the last new episode of the month is, as "The Game Show Guru" Scott Hostetler would say, "HONG KONG- alright!". However, there is NO bonus money on the line anywhere this week.

1. Startng at the Tian Tan Buddha, take a taxi to the Wan Chai Wet Market & locate the Wah Hing Hong Shop (Avery chooses to be part of the RT that was assembled last week).

2. Bundle 10 hairy crabs.
3. Go by foot to the Peking Garden at the Alexandra House.
4. Fill seven steamer baskets w/ happiness dumplings.
5. Meet the hosts at the TST Promenade near Victoria Harbor.

WINNERS
- MEN

EI #8- An hour w/ the Bo Innovation Sous Chef.

EIGHTH TAKEOVER:
The remaining five chefs are on their own in this one.


Nookie
: Irish oyster w/ Chinese "Mignonette"

Liz: Mushroom & ginger pork "pot pie"
John: Scallop wonton w/ lime snow
Nicole: Smoked duck w/ green tea & squid noodles
Avery: Mango coulis w/ ginger cookie & lemongrass-coconut sphere

MVC-
Avery

ELIMINATED- Nicole (Other vote: John)

Nicole
also goes home w/ $2.5K.

"Runway" finalist gets SEX CHANGE

Season 8 "project RUNWAY" finalist Andy South has officially gone from a man to a woman & his name has also been changed to Nong Ariyaphon Southiphong.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"Price" taping date change

This year's Breast Cancer Awareness Special taping has been delayed to August 21st at 8:30 AM.

Source: On-Camera Audiences.com

"So You Think You Can Dance" 6/27- FIRST PERFORMANCES BY NEW TOP 20

BTW, this is the show's 200TH EPISODE! As of this season, there will now be two winners per season (one per gender).

Guest Judge: Zooey Deschanel

1. Alexa Anderson, Amber Jackson, George Lawrence II, Jr. & Will Thomas (Tyce Diorio): "We Found Love" (BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge version) by Jessie J
2. Lindsay Arnold, Nick Bloxsom-Carter & Whitney Carson (Jacob Gilkison): "Dance Again" by Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull
3. Daniel Baker, Eliana Girard & Chehon Wespi-Tschopp (Desmond Richardson & Dwight Roden): "Romantic Inclinations" by Paul Mottram/"Like a Shot" by Steve Everitt/"Fury" by Gabriel Shadid & Tobias Marberger
4. Audrey Case, Janelle Isis (NOT dancing tonight due to illness) & Tiffany Maher (Sonya Tayeh): "Sail" by Awolnation (last season's sole champion Melanie Moore is in the audience this evening)
5. Janaya French, Matthew Kazmierczak, Dareian Kuajawa & Amelia Lowe (Stacey Tookey): "Modern Drift" by Efterklang
6. Cole Horibe, Brandon Mitchell & Cyrus Spencer (Christopher Scott- baseball theme!): "Resolve" by Nathan Lanier
7. Girls (Travis Wall): "Where the Light Gets In" by Sennen
8. Guys (Sonya): "Precognition" (Steed Lord Machine Mix) by Steed Lord
9. TOP 20 (Mia Michaels): "Eyes" (Coachella Live 2012 Version) by Kaskade

"Jeopardy!" 6/27

PANEL:
Tim Wong (Cambridge, MA)- Landscape designer
Anna-Lise Santella (Trout Valley, IL)- Editor/musicologist
CHAMP: Jon Shoup (whose one-day cash winnings total $14,179)

Jeopardy! Round Subjects:

FASHION
PRESIDENTS BY KIDS
BOY SCOUT TIES
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
"FOR"
HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW

Happy (early) Birthday, Tim- a Daily Double's yours at the end of said category w/ $800; Jon has half that ($400) & Anna-Lise has half of the champ's early score ($200). Here's the $1K clue for Tim:

The commemoration of this former U.S. Senator's June 3, 1808 birthday's a legal holiday in several Southern states.


Jefferson Davis doesn't come to mind, so Timothy's $200 in the red...well, make that $800 as we go to break; Anna-Lisa leads Jon $1,800-$1K in the meantime.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS:
$200 (Boy Scout Ties)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3,200
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3,400

Scores When J! R Ends:

Jon: $4,600
Anna-Lise: $6,600
Tim: -$200

DJ! Categories:

IN UTAH ROW
NATURE
"M"USICALS
THE RIVER OF HISTORY
A FEW 4-LETTER WORDS
MY BIG FAT GREEK LIT CATEGORY

The $800 & $1,200 The River of History answers are both TSs, but Jon picks up a DD in the $1,600 screen w/ $5K & is $1,600 off the pace. He wagers $1.5K on the following:

Until the Erie Canal opened, this 981-mile tributary of the Mississippi was the main route west for goods & people.


"What is the Ohio River?"...that's right for an increase to $6.5K & cuts the deficit to a Benjamin. Even though Tim has captured the DD in the $1,600 Nature window, he's in danger of possibly going back in the hole w/ $1,800 showing in his bank; Jon's at $6,900 & Anna-Lise's in five figures to the tune of $11,900. Tim takes the $2K chance on:

The Moonflower, whose blossoms open in the evening, is a fragrant variety of this A.M. flower.


"What is the Morning Glory?"...yes indeed for $3,800. The first three clues in the In Utah Row column go unrevealed because of time.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH:
$3,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $2K
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,200
 
Totals Following DJ!:

Jon: $7,300
Anna-Lise: $19,400 (LG)
Tim: $5,800

CORYAT SCORES:

Jon: $7,400
Anna-Lise: $19,400
Tim: $6,400

FINAL J! TOPIC:
Early Films of Oscar Winners.


The 1995, 2003 & 2006 winners for Best Actor all appeared in this '82 teen comedy.

TIM:

Response: "What is 'Breakfast Club'?"
Wager: NOTHING


JON:

Response: "What is 'Fast Times @ Ridgemont High?"
Wager: $4,301
Final score: $11,601 (he goes home w/ $16,179)

ANNA-LISE:

Response: SAME AS TIM
Wager: $4K
Wins title w/: $15,400

EPISODE RATING: 6

"Figure It Out" 6/27

PANEL: Matt Bennett, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress & Ashley Argota

FEATURED TRIP:
Pueblo Bonito Cabo San Lucas


#1: Andre Jefferson

BASE BOARD: ______ ________ ______ INTO ___________ __________

R1 C:
Patterned paper (cannons)

PROGRESS: NONE
Recap: Not an invention, doesn't play sports, doesn't make maps & builds something w/ wood
Prize: p.s. gift tag

BAG SSA:
Taking too long to ask a question (Jennette's slimed w/ seven seconds left in favor of Daphne Mendoza)


R2 C:
Tree sticks (ceiling)

PROGRESS: STILL NOTHING
Recap: Doesn't involve paper, not a lumberjack or architect & chill out, Jennette
Prize: Coleman camping gear

CF3 C:
Dynamite (telestrator)

PROGRESS: ______ POPSICLE (Matt w/ :14 left) STICKS (WoH ALERT- Ashley slimes him in seven seconds) INTO EXPLOSIVE (Matt w/ about :10 remaining) _________
Recap: Doesn't turn anything into something else

FINAL GUESSES:

Jennette: TURNS POPSICLE STICKS INTO EXPLOSIVE...
Nathan: TURNS POPSICLE STICKS INTO EXPLOSIVE PAPER
Ashley: RECYCLES POPSICLE STICKS INTO EXPLOSIVE PAPER
Matt: GLUES POPSICLE STICKS INTO EXPLOSIVE PAPER- WIN!

TALENT:
WEAVES POPSICLE STICKS INTO EXPLOSIVE PATTERNS (Guinness World Record; built in three days & 20 hours)


(Note: Elle's mike wasn't working when they came out of the first commercial break.)


#2: Miles Louison

BB: ___________ ______ ______ ___________

R1 C:
Two tiny fake rockets (clue coaster)

PROGRESS: LAUNCHED (Ashley w/ :17 left) ______ ______ __________
Recap: Doesn't tickle the ivories & doesn't involve a rocket
Prize: Dynacraft bike

JACKET SSA:
Cheering (Jeannette triggers the group slime in :09 for girl Zoe Nagel; Matt's slimed again right after the jacket plug)


R2 C:
Sushi (cannons)

PROGRESS: LAUNCHED______ SUSHI (off the clue) _________
Recap: Nothing to do w/ rockets & don't eat the sushi
Prize: Nintendo 3DS

CF3 C:
Lollipop (telestrator)

PROGRESS: NONE
Recap: No cutters or balloons

FINAL GUESSES:

Ashley: LAUNCHED MANY SUSHI BALLOONS
Matt: NOTHING
Jennette: LAUNCHED RYAN SUSHI GOSSELING- ZONK
Nathan: LAUNCHED FLOATING SUSHI BAR- WIN!

WHAT HE DID:
LAUNCHED CANDY SUSHI BUSINESS

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"Repo Games" 6/26

This episode's gonna get wild, because it's titled "To Pee or Not to Pee"!

MARCELINO:
Age: 22
Hometown: Clayton, NJ
Vehicle: Red '98 Mazda Millenia
Intel: Still deciding between P90X & insanity.
Host: Tom

1. What's a penalty shot in basketball called?

Guess: Foul shot (A: Free throw)

2. Name two of the four African-Americans who've won the Best Actor Oscar.

Guesses: Denzel Washington & Sidney Poitier (Others: Jamie Foxx & Forest Whitaker)

3. In what city was Jesus born according to the King James Bible?

Guess: Jerusalem (A: Bethlehem)

4. Since 1989, what bird has been given a Presidential pardon in November?

Guess: Turkey

FQ:
How much did it cost to rebuild TV's Col. Steve Austin using Bionics?

FINAL ANSWER: $1M (A: $6M)

LISA TAYLOR:
Age: 62
Hometown: Oaklyn, NJ
Vehicle: White '04 Chevrolet Venture 
Intel: Underneath that bowl cut's a girl w/ a dream.
Host: Josh (HE'S the one who has to go to the bathroom!!!)

1. What mythical sea creature's the logo for Starbucks?

Guess: Mermaid

2. What star of "A Different World" played Denise Huxtable on "The Cosby Show"?

Guess: Felicia Rashad (A: Lisa Bonet)

3. What film series features the creatures Neo, Morpheus, Trinity & The Oracle?

Guess: "The Matrix"

4. What colors are the five rings of the International Olympic logo?

Guess: Red, black, blue, green & yellow- PAID!

DAVI:
IMPOUND LOT GAME
Age: 38
Vehicle: Bronze '95 Chevy Silverado Extended Cab
Intel: He's great at hockey but sucks at life (AS WELL AS EXPOSING HIS PENIS IN FRONT OF THE HOST!!!!!).
Host: Tom

1. Othello, Hamlet & King Lear were all written by what author?

Guess: Shakespeare (& he says this episode's title just before saying the answer!)

2. What three chipmunks starred in their own '07 movie & "The Squeakquel" in '09?

Guesses: Alvin, Theodore & Simon

3. Name three of the first seven states to leave the U.S. during the U.S. Civil War.

Guesses: MS, CO & TN (originally WY)(A: SC, FL, AL, GA, LA & TX)

4. What river's responsible for creating The Grand Canyon?

Guess: Colorado- PAID!

EPISODE RATING: 9

"Hip Hop Squares" 6/26

STARS:
Fat Joe
Miss Info
DJ Khaled
Far East Movement
Bam Margera
Dov Davidoff
Ghostface Killah
Donnell Rawlings
CENTER SQUARE: JB Smoove

Board:

(FJ)(MI)(DJ)
(FE)(JB)(BM)
(DD)(GK)(DR)

X: Marco- Fine diner
O: Annie (Jersey Shore)- Fencer

G1:

1. Annie (JB): Does Uranus have a ring around it?
Response: No
A/D: AGREE (X)
2. Marco (Dov): You're at the Olympics & you've just jaculated all over the field; what's your event?
Response: Javelin
A/D: AGREE (X)
3. Annie (DJ): To honor 2pac's memory, the rap group The Outlaws claimed they did what w/ pac's ashes?
Response: Smoked them
A/D (diagonal block): DISAGREE- OOPS 
4. Marco (DJ): Which is greater- the number of original members in The Wu-Tang Clan or the roster of the Miami Heat?
Response: Heat
A/D (for the win): AGREE- 12-9 ($500)

G2:

1. Annie (Bam): Your girlfriend wants you to eat her taco al fresco- what's she asking you to do?
Response: Eat it outside
A/D: AGREE- YES INDEED (O)
2. Marco (Fat Joe): You've got a big rack, 16 balls & you keep scratching- what game are you playing?
Response: Billiards/pool
A/D: AGREE (X)
3. Annie (Donnell- G-SPOT): Rapper V.I.P. broke the Guinness record for Longest Freestyle Rap. How long did he go for- four, 12 or 63 hours?
Response: 63
A/D: DISAGREE- 12 (O)
4. Marco (DJ): Who's the only woman to win Maxim's Hot 100 twice?
Response: Shakira
A/D (third column block): DISAGREE- EVA LONGORIA (X)
5. Annie (Miss Info): When Katy Perry was 11, she prayed to get something, but God answered that prayer so much so that she begged him to stop. What was she praying for?
Response: Breasts
A/D (first row block): AGREE- YES (O)
6. Marco (Dov): What does Lindsay Lohan's Italian "La Bella Vida" tattoo mean in English?
Response: "The beautiful life"
A/D (to create two ways to win): AGREE- TRUE (X)
7. Annie (FEM): It's all about the Benjamins if you're discussing $100 bills, but what's it all about when it comes to the Andrew Jacksons?
Response: $20 bills
A/D (first column block): AGREE (O)
8. Marco (JB): Your banana has started to freckle- should you eat it or throw it out?
Response: Eat it
A/D (for a win w/ both five squares & in the center row): AGREE- GOT IT ($1K)

BR ROW:
MIDDLE

$2.5K Q #6: Hip hop artist Drake was born in what foreign country?

FEM: Canada

JB: Brazil
Bam: England

LAST CHOICE:
Canada- WIN! ($3.5K)


EPISODE RATING: 8

"Chopped" 6/26- NEW ORLEANS SHOW

CHEFS:
Richard Bono (chef/culinary instructor)
Justin Kennedy (Parkway Bakery & Tavern chef)
Linda Green (caterer at Ms. Linda's Catering)
Cody Monfra (sous chef at Palace Cafe)

Appetizer R:
Razor clams, Andouille sausage, lime pickles & cajun chips


Cody: Razor clam & Andouille dressing w/ celery, peppers & onion, plus a lime pickle vinaigrette w/ Dijon mustard & honey

Linda: Sauteed razor clams w/ Andouille sausage, celery & green onion
Richard: Razor Clam Opelousas w/ white wine, scallions & cilantro
Justin: Gumbo w/ onion, celery & green peppers

RICHARD CHOPPED


Entree R:
Catfish, chard, fig preserves & Chai tea powder


Linda: Deep-fried catfish w/ sauteed chard, cornmeal, milk & flour

Justin: Chai tea Catfish Po Boy w/ milk, eggs & flour
Cody: Catfish stew w/ carrots, onion, lemon & chicken stock

JUSTIN OUT OF FINAL

DESSERT R:
Gin liqueur, huckleberries, beignet mix & chicory coffee


Cody: Chicory coffee ice cream & beignets w/ eggs, milk, cream & sugar

Linda: Huckleberry beignet biscuit w/ milk, water, cream & sugar

WINNER
- Linda

"MasterChef" 6/26

Mystery Box Challenge #3 Notables (including a T-Bone steak sponsored by Walmart):

Frank: Grilled T-Bone w/ corn, slaw & cream sauce
Tanya: Tarragon T-Bone w/ braised cabbage & corn puree- IMMUNITY!
Becky: Caramelized peach w/ peaches & cream puree

ELIMINATION TEST #3:

Theme: Judges' Favorite Desserts
Choices: Tiramisu (Joe), strawberry shortcake (Graham) & British Trifle

Tiramisu: Anna, Frank, David & Felix

S.S.: Scott, Mike, Tali & Christine
B.T.: Becky, Monti, Stacey & Joshua

BOTTOM THREE-
Felix, Scott & Becky

ELIMINATED- Scott

"Hell's Kitchen" 6/26

Challenge #7: A dish of proteins is revealed to start. Every five minutes, another one is revealed (up until all four have been revealed). After that, the dishes involving them have to be made within the 30 min. Each dish will be given from one to three stars by each member of the judging panel.
Guest Judges: Anita Lo (Annisa), Douglas Keane (Cyrus) & Michael Cimarusti (Providence)

Monkfish R:
Tiffany: 2/2/2 (6)
Justin: 2/2/2 (6)

Hen R:

Barbie: 2/2/1 (11)
Clemenza: 2/2/1 (11)

Turkey Breast R:

Roshni: SHUTOUT (14)
Kimmie: SHUTOUT (14)

Veal Chop R:

Dana: 2/2/2 (20)
Brian: 2/2/2 (20)

Pork Tenderloin R:

Robyn: SHUTOUT (23)
Patrick: 2/2/2 (26)

Lobster R:

Royce: SHUTOUT (29)
Christina: 2/2/3 (30)- WIN BY A POINT

The RT wins a spa getaway & stainless-steel cookware for every teammate, but the BT's required to clean the dorms & prep the kitchens.


The notable guests in the next service were Tito Ortiz & Sugar Ray Leonard!


DINNER SERVICE #7 PROBLEM REPORT:


Clemenza
(appetizers): Chewy pasta

Christina (hot appetizers): Undercooked risotto
Brian (hot appetizers): Soupy risotto
Tiffany (meat): Tampering w/ Beef Wellingtons
Roshni (meat): Raw B.W.s
Patrick (fish): Stone cold lobster

RT
WINS BY DEFAULT (BT was BENCHED late because of serving no entrees)


NOMINATED BY TEAM-
Brian & Clemenza

FINAL NOMINATIONS BY CHEF RAMSAY- Patrick & Roshni
CUT- Roshni

"Jeopardy!" 6/26

CONTESTANTS:
Jim Abbott (St. Augustine, FL)- Property appraiser
Jon Shoup (Charlottesville, VA)- Graduate student of Political Science
CHAMP: Margaret Swanson (whose three-day cash winnings total $48K)

Tuesday's Starting Topics:

HEALTH & NUTRITION
SPEECH!
WHAT'S DOT?
B.P.
LAST NAME'S THE SAME (three first names per clue)
THE SCREAM ACTOR'S GUILD

The last Speech! nets the Virginian the Daily Double w/ $1,600 to Jim's $400. Jon makes the clue worth its face value:

In 1862, he told The Prussian Diet "The great questions of the time" will be decided by "...iron & blood".


"Who is Wilhelm?"...no, he was instead Bismarck & he's back to $600. Margaret's in first place at the midway point of the round w/ two big ones & Jim's gone to $1,800. Time expires before Health & Nutrition can be concluded.

NO LACH TRASH THIS ROUND

Post-J! Round Scores:

Margaret: $3,800
Jon: $4,200
Jim: $3K
 
Double J! Subjects:

SITCOM EPISODES (two per answer)
ANTONYMS OF BIBLE BOOKS
SCULPTURE
OTHER RED, WHITE & BLUE FLAGS
JOHN STEINBECK
TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY

The $1,200 Travel W/ Charley means Jon's second DD of the game w/ $9,800; he's not quite in Lock Game Territory yet, because the champ's at $5,400. Jon bets 22 of his 98 $100 bills on this:

Prince Charles traveled to Aberystwyth, where he learned this language to prep for a 1969 investiture.


"What is Welch?"...$12K! Left behind just before time runs out are the $2K Sculpture & the $1,200 John Steinbeck clues, but not the $1,600 Steinbeck answer- Margaret intercepts the DD hidden back of there while she has $8,200. Jon was in LGT a minute or so ago, but now he's not even w/ $15,200 & Jim's doubled up & then some to $6,600. Because she makes a $2K bet, this will decide if she stays mathematically alive for Final J!:

"Jody put out his bruised hand again, and..." this title animal "...let his nose be rubbed".

"What is the mouse from Of Mice & Men?"...GAME OVER- that was referring to The Red Pony.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS:
$2K (Other Red, White & Blue Flags)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,200
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $7,200

Going Into FJ!:

Margaret: $6,200
Jon: $15,200 (LG!)
Jim: $6,600

CORYAT SCORES:

Margaret: $8,200
Jon: $15,200
Jim: $6,600

FJ! CATEGORY:
Historic U.S. Cities.


A 1905 treaty named for this U.S. city ended a foreign war 7K miles away & was actually signed at Kittery, ME.

MARGARET:

Response: "What is Portland?"
Wager: $5,800
Final score: $400 (she leaves w/ $49K)

JIM:

Response: "What is Portsmouth?"
Wager: $5,801
Final score: $12,401

JON:

Response: "What is Burlington?"
Wager: $1,021
Wins w/: $14,179

EPISODE RATING: 7

"Figure It Out" 6/26

PANEL: Samantha Boscarino ("How to Rock"), Carlos Knight ("Supah Ninjas" & "Fred: The Show"), Lulu Antariska & Drake Bell

FEATURED TRIP:
Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay


#1: Charlie McNeil

BASE BOARD: ___ _____ IN ____ _____ ______

R1 C:
Dog food (ceiling)

PROGRESS: WON (right away) _____ IN DOG (Drake right after the clue) ____ ______
Recap: Won a contest, does it alone, not an invention & doesn't have to do w/ dog food
Prize: GO run gift tag
 
BAG SSA:
Smiling (Samantha & Drake got slimed in eight seconds at Jaime Flores' request; he's a boy)

 
R2 C:
Bars of gold (clue coaster)

PROGRESS: WON GOLD (Carlos instantly off the clue) IN DOG _____ _______
Recap: Won a race, doesn't run & involves gold
Prize: triple eight gear

CF3 C:
Sprinting

PROGRESS: WON GOLD IN DOG _____ SPRINT (late in the clue)
Recap: No tricks or dancing

FINAL GUESSES FOR REMAINING WORD:

Samantha: TIME OVER
Carlos: PETTING
Lulu: FRONTLEG
Drake: N/A- WIN!

TALENT:
WON GOLD IN DOG SLED SPRINT (at the Arctic Winter Games, to be exact)


#2: Gigi Harris

BB: _____ _____ _______ ______ __________ ______ _______

R1 C:
Snow cones (cannons)

PROGRESS: _____ CONE (WoH ALERT- Drake slimed Gigi in :21) _______ ______ _________ ______ ________ 
Recap: Not a champ or dancer & what other kinds of cones are there?
Prize: Dynacraft bike

JACKET SSA:
Having a name that rhymes w/ "muu-muu" (Lulu gets the sliming to begin the final round to give Malay Lopez the gift; she's a girl)


CF3 C:
Walking a dog

PROGRESS: NOTHING
Recap: Doesn't make it herself & nothing to do w/ dogs or the cone of shame
Prize: Yamaha keyboard

CF3 C #2:
Baton twirling

PROGRESS: _____ CONE _______ BATON (almost right after the clue) _________ ______ _______
Recap: Can be done in house, but not for a school

FINAL GUESSES:

Samantha: WINNING CONE CREATOR BATON NATIONAL CHAMPION
Carlos: FARMING CONE OF PIG BATON LEATHER NINJA...
Lulu: SPINNING CONE THROWING BATON WORLD CHAMPION POOL PERSON
Drake: WINNING CONE LOBSTER BATON CAT DOG...- WIN!

TALENT:
SNOW CONE EATING BATON TWIRLING STILT WALKER

Monday, June 25, 2012

"American Ninja Warrior" 6/25

Southeast (FIU):

Course: Quad Steps/Log Grip/Bungee Bridge (new)/Jump Hang/Swing Circle (new)/Wall Lift/Warped Wall/Salmon Ladder/Cycle Road/Cargo Climb

RESULTS:

Adam Hughes (a firefighter from Bonita Springs, FL)- FAIL ON SC AT 1:08
Toshio Sidney-Ando (a Physical Therapy student from Birmingham, AL)- FAIL ON SL AT 1:09.6
Arthur Hinton- WIPEOUT IN 3.48
Gabriel Cortes- WIPEOUT IN 3.38
Jacob Siler- FAIL ON WW AT 1:18.56
Kyle Stokes- FAIL ON WW AT 1:05.96
Timothy Oliphant- FAIL ON WW AT 1:03.26
Amos Rendao (a parkour instructor from Stuart, FL)- FAIL ON BB AT 10.9
Kamerion Wimbley (a Titans DE from Tampa)- 4:25.08
Travis Rosen (Franklin, TN)- 2:12.44
Brendan Kelly- 2:53.74
Adam Grossman- 3:01.12
Ryan Saegert- 4:26.66
Patrick Cusic- 4:35.22
Drew Drechsel (a 23-year-old Magic Imports used car lot marketing manager from Gainesville, FL)- 2:04.1
Thomas Hall- 2:52.81
Niko Bogucki- 3:27.19
Tony Reddick- 3:28.5
Paul O'Connor- 3:29.01
Logan Cruz- FAIL ON CR AT 1:52.48
Colton Sansum- FAIL ON SL AT 1:20.81
Ben Wicks (an acrobatic entertainer from Winter Park, FL)- FAIL ON CR AT 1:36.78
Jared "J.J." Woods- 2:19.19
Michael Eckert- 2:20.96
Sean Morris- 2:31.34
William Brown- 2:38.53
Andy Taylor- 2:58.3
Bull Bullard (a Harlem Globetrotter from South Beach, FL)- 2:27.41
David "Flip" Rodriguez (a 23-yr.-old freerunning coach from Miami, FL)- 2:02.55

"MasterChef" 6/25

Team Challenge #2: After they've been unexpectedly waken up in their Radisson hotel, they have to cook 130 breakfast dishes as part of room service (oatmeal, fresh fruit salad, handmade pancakes, egg white omelets, Eggs Benedict & two eggs any style) w/ 90 minutes to prep & another 90 min. (7 AM-8:30 AM) to serve.

RT: Christine, Felix, Scott, Tanya, Mike, Stacey & Ryan
BT: Joshua, Becky, Frank, Anna, Monti, David & Tali

Because she had the best dish in the previous challenge, Christine then trades Ryan for Becky.

Expediters: Felix & Monti
WINNERS- RT (60%; Felix nearly got themselves DQed for trying to serve food after time ran out)

SECOND PRESSURE TEST:
David (Joe), Frank (Graham) & Monti (Gordon) are granted immunity from this...making their own molten lava cakes.


BOTTOM TWO-
Ryan & Tali

ELIMINATED- Ryan

"Hell's Kitchen" 6/25

FASHION SHOW DINNER SERVICE PROBLEM REPORT:

Clemenza (fish): Trying to cook scallops way too early (in fact, even before HK opened); later, the scallops he cooked were less than impressive (requiring Brian's help) & a piece of Swordfish was rubbery & overcooked
Tiffany (fish): Raw & overcooked scallops; later, she stalled on the Swordfish
Guy (meat): Stalling due to paying attention to the runway; later, he undercooked some beef
Robyn (meat): Running out of said food
Royce: Using a dirty rag & later convincing Clemenza to cook too many Swordfish

WINNERS- RT

(Note: The second & third runway shows didn't start until all of the previous course's food was successfully served.)
  
NOMINATED- Guy & Clemenza
ELIMINATED- Guy

"Jeopardy!" 6/25

Just to let you know, all of the remaining episodes for the current airing season are already in the can.

PLAYERS:

Melissa Rabey (Germantown, MD)- Teen librarian
Deniz Cordell (West Chesterfield, NH)- Freelance writer & musical director
CHAMPION: Margaret Swanson (whose two-day cash winnings total $17,199)

Starting Off the Week:

THE CIVIL WAR
SCANDINAVIAN WORDS WE ALL USE
SINGERS' SONGS FROM THE HEART
MINE
YOUR PEAS
QUEUES

The man in the middle, Deniz, has $3,200 & a $1K early lead over both women next to him. Before this round ends w/ Mine, Margaret closes the Queues out w/ that Daily Double & a first-place tie w/ Deniz at $5K each, who both have a $1,600 lead. Margaret wagers three of her five C-notes for this answer:

He abdicated shortly after Petrograd Police opened fire on a group lined up for bread.


"Who is Nicholas...II?"...she picked the right one to be solely in first place at this time w/ $8K! Not enough time to show the last remaining $200 clue, but she ends the round w/ $9K & a $2,200 cushion over Deniz.

NO LACH TRASH THIS ROUND

Double J! Categories:

YOU GO, GIRL!
SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
HOMOPHONIC PAIRS
SOUTH AMERICA
"D" IN SCIENCE
ROLE CALL

Deniz hits a D^2 w/ $12K after choosing the $2K spot in "D" for Science; he trails the champ by $1,800, but Melissa's starting to charge as well w/ seven G's. For another three & the lead, his clue is:

It's either of the two cells formed when a cell divides-- each one's a genetic duplicate of the parent cell.


"What is diploid?"...that & duploid are both incorrect; the correct term was "daughter cell" & he's dipped to $9K. Melissa meanwhile has her DD chance from the $1,600 Spiritual Autobiography w/ $9,400; she's $400 over Deniz for second & is $4,400 out of the lead. Melissa makes this answer worth $2K:

This Pope's Journal of a Soul from adolescence to The Vatican was published after he died in 1963.


"Who is Paul XXIII?"...but it was John XXIII.
 
DJ! LACH TRASH (all attempted):
$3,200

Scores Following DJ!:

Margaret: $16,200
Deniz: $15,400
Melissa: $8,600

CORYAT SCORES:

Margaret: $14,200
Deniz: $18,400
Melissa: $10,600
 
FINAL J! SUBJECT:
Presidential Campaigns.


Though shot in the chest, Teddy Roosevelt gave a 1912 speech saying "It takes more than that to kill" one of these animals.

MELISSA:

Response: "What is a bull moose?"
Wager: ALL-IN
Final score: $17,200

Deniz wrongly agreed w/ my gut of bear & is down to $9.5K to end his stay on the show...but Margaret retains her title w/ $30,801 & is now in Tournament of Champions consideration after that low-winning lucky break on Thursday! Three-game total: 48 large.


EPISODE RATING: 8

"Figure It Out" 6/25

PANEL (all from "Big Time Rush"): Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena & Logan Henderson

FEATURED TRIP:
The Origin at SEAHAVEN beach resort in Panama City Beach, FL


#1: Alyssa Oh

BASE BOARD: _______ IN ___ WHILE _______ ON ___________

R1 C:
Shredded paper (cannons)

PROGRESS: NONE (though I saw James doing the first key word towards the end of the round)
Recap: It's a talent, doesn't run, nothing to do w/ garbage & what did you do w/ your clue James?
Prize: K2 Skate gear

BAG SSA:
Clapping your hands (everyone but James didn't do so until prompted by the host at the start of the final round, so they were slimed & Rosie won)


R2 C:
SCUBA flippers (clue coaster)

PROGRESS: TWISTS (right as control got back to James 1/3 through the round) IN AIR (Carlos w/ two seconds left) WHILE FLIPPING (James right after the clue) ON ___________
Recap: Involves twisting & flipping and no water
Prize: Nintendo 3DS

LOSS
(Kendall completed the puzzle w/ :12 left)


TALENT:
TWISTS IN AIR WHILE FLIPPING ON TRAMPOLINE


#2: Kyle Kirschbaum

BB: ______ ________ WITH _____ _______

R1 C:
Sunglasses (ceiling)

PROGRESS: ______ _______ WITH EYES (Logan almost after the clue dropped) _______
Recap: Nothing to do w/ sports, doesn't involve somebody else's body & don't wear your sunglasses at night
Prize: GO run gift tag

JACKET SSA:
Thinking in harmony (the panel slime occurs 1/3 through the final round, making Abigail Sanchez a winner)


R2 C:
Nametags

PROGRESS: NAMES (WoH ALERT- James shortly after the clue fell, but the slime alarm didn't sound) _________ WITH EYES CLOSED (James right away)
Recap: Nothing to do w/ a parachute & not walking or talking
Prize: Coleman kayaking gear
 
CF3 C:
Vacuuming

LOSS JUST BEFORE THE END OF REGULATION

TALENT:
NAMES VACUUMS WITH EYES CLOSED

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Next Week in Game Shows: Jun. 25- Jul. 1, 2012

As we get ready to once again celebrate the Fourth of July:

-"America's Got Talent" & "So You Think You Can Dance" announce the cast for their live performance & results shows.

-"Wipeout" begins another Summer season!

-"Duets" also begins its live episodes.

Also, the last regional final of the current season of "American Ninja Warrior" is aired & maybe more next week on GSK.

The Week in Review: June 18-24, 2012

Player of the Week:
WINNER: David Menchaca ($116,503 as five-day champ)("Jeopardy!")
RUNNERS-UP: Miles & Megan Stoner ($100K)("The Great Escape")
3RD PLACE: "The Game Show Guru" Scott Hostetler ($44,049)("The Price is Right")

DEBUT: "The Great Escape"

TEAMS:
Brittany & Gabe (engaged)
Jeff & Lexx (male friends)
Miles & Megan Stoner (siblings from Dallas; she's the sister)

Rich Eisen is the host of the new TNT show where $100K will be at stake each episode that's inside a box stuffed in the back of a Volvo XC60. The debut takes place at Alcatraz Island. To win the money, the teams have to complete four challenges so that they can collect pieces to assemble a giant key to deliver to Eisen.

The opening task at midnight is to find a map & a key to escape the detainment cell. However, from time to time in the game, patrolling guards will wander around. Should a team get caught, they're brought back to their detainment cell & have to find another key to pick up from where they left off in the game.

Stage #1:
Break into a lock box, which holds a flashlight, a riddle (recreation combo = hours served; Mitch Red Dog Muloney: 49 days, 16 hours) & the first piece of TGE key. The correct answer to the riddle will serve as the correct combination for the three gate padlocks in the wreckyard (only one per team, though).

 
RIDDLE ANSWER:
1,192 (24 X 49 = 1,176 + 16)

  
The Stoners are the first aired team to get CAPTURED...as well as complete the first stage, just ahead of Jeff & Lexx!
 
Stage #2:
Inside the administration building, individual canvas bags w/ a marine map, compass & the second piece of TGE key need to be found.


Just as this is getting started, both the BT & RT ARE CAPTURED. As a result, the GT have a nice lead...until they're CAPTURED themselves at about the halfway mark in this episode. The RT takes over the lead because the GT GETS CAPTURED AGAIN.

Stage #3:
At the ammunition alcoves, hidden behind hundreds of pounds of ammo cases & sandbags is a boat key that is also attached to the third part of TGE key.


The BT struggled in the first stage, but they're starting to catch up.


FINAL STAGE:
In an old, rusty power plant, a gas can has to be retrieved to complete TGE key. The name of the final destination's on the completed key- San Francisco Pier 3. After reaching a designated transport zone at a boat dock, they must join an accomplice in a zodiac boat across S.F. Bay to get to Eisen.


In the end, the big money's awarded to...


































































































































...THE STONERS! The GT finishes second.

"Food Network Star" 6/24- SOLO MODE BEGINS

Star Challenge #7: Everyone has to serve a small bite to Entertainment Weekly's Jess Cagle (managing editor) & Jill Bernstein (assistant managing editor), "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Christina McLarty & "Serious Eats" founder/blogger Ed Levine while presenting a 90-second electronic press kit without any assistance from their mentors.

Malcolm: New Zealand lamb chop w/ mint merlot sauce
Martie: Chocolate Roulage w/ raspberries
Michele: Lobster Arancini
Martita: Creamy butternut squash flautas w/ chiles poblanos
Yvan: Savory cornmeal griddlecakes
Ippy: Salmon Wonton
Emily: Thanksgiving bites
Justin: Stuffed dates
Nikki: Grilled scallops

PRODUCERS' CHALLENGE #7: 30-minute burgers.

Martita: Veal tortas w/ spicy chorizo & chiles
Emily: '50s burger featuring beef, pork & lamb
Nikki: Classic burger w/ lettuce, cheese & onions
  
CANCELLED- Emily

"Cupcake Wars" 6/24

TEAMS:
Sabrina Rodriguez & sister Erica (RGV Cupcake Factory)
Erica Hagaman & Christie Waken (2 Sweet Cupcakes)
Joey Naylor & Barbie (Joe's Place)
Tami Sawyer & Michele Ogden (tamicakes)

WINNERS' DESTINATION:
Hollywood Black Film Festival in CA


Taste Round:
At least two soul food ingredients need to be included. 


Tami & Michele: Collard green cupcakes w/ molasses, cream cheese frosting & crumbled hush puppies

Joey & Barbie: Sweet corn cupcakes w/ molasses, butter frosting, peppers & fried okra
Erica & Christie: Sweet cornbread cupcakes w/ peaches & molasses buttercream
Rodriguezes: Grits cupcakes w/ roasted corn, collard greens, mashed sweet potato frosting & a black-eyed pea & chunky corn salsa

FIRST ELIMINATED AFTER UGLY ROUND-
Tami & Michele


Taste & Presentation R:
 


Rodriguezes:

1. Peach cobber cupcakes w/ whipped cream scoop & bunuelo
2. Mississippi Mud cupcakes w/ marshmallow topping, roasted pecans, Miel de Muez topping & puffed silver shimmer wheat snack
3. Waffles cupcakes w/ cream cheese topping, gold shimmer star waffle cutouts & fried chicken

Erica & Christie:

1. Dark chocolate cupcakes w/ caramel filling, pecans & chocolate stars
2. Mocha chocolate cherry cupcakes w/ cognac frosting, cherry pie filling & cherries
3. Pistachio chocolate chip cupcakes

Joey & Barbie:

1. Sweet potato cupcakes w/ marshmallow topping & chocolate HOLLYWOOD signs
2. Red velvet cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting
3. Sweet peach cupcakes w/ whipped cream frosting & molasses

NOT IN FINAL ROUND-
Joey & Barbie


1K CUPCAKE PRESENTATIONS:

Rodriguezes: Projection camera base & a film reel
Erica & Christie: Hollywood Hills

WINNERS-
Rodriguezes

Trebek has another heart attack

Alex Trebek suffered another mild heart attack yesterday, but is expected to make a full recovery.

Source: CNN.com

"Price" Showcase winner update

Dakota Sotto, who won the Showcase on June 8th last year, gave back all of the prizes that he won except for the wakeboarding stuff & the sailboat.

Various sources contributed to this report.

Daytime Emmys Results

"Jeopardy!" won the Outstanding GS Emmy last night, but Todd Newton was named Outstanding GS Host for the first time as well!

Various sources contributed to this report.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

"Redneck Island" 6/23

Rob has an addiction to cheese pizza. The next cargo box delivered had fishing gear & this episode starts on the remaining castaways' fifth day on this island.

Third Reckoning: Everyone starts w/ their hands being duct taped to giant beer bottles & themselves being rolled yo-yo style in ropes. One member at a time, both teams have to go through a party-style obstacle course & fill up their beer bottles at a filling station before they pour their beer in their team's keg at the end, hoping they fill it high enough for it to reach the red line. The winners receive their own keg filled w/ beer.

Benched are Bobo & Catherine.

WINNERS- OT

VOTE-OFF #3: Rob votes for Jen...BUT HE'S OUT.

Clay misses out on returning to Olympics

Bryan Clay, who guest-starred on Robert Preuss' big episode of "The Price is Right" on May 7th, has been DISQUALIFIED from today's U.S. Olympic Trials after stumbling over a hurdle in the Decathlon, which will prevent him from defending his gold medal title in that event at this year's Summer Olympics in London, England.

Source: ESPN.com

Friday, June 22, 2012

"Jeopardy!" 6/22

Before I begin this recap, I would like to show you the 4/5 betting suggestions from last night's dramatic game:

Margaret: Everything or close to that
David: $5,399
Lukas: $13,401 or a Shortegic wager of $1,401

NO ONE wagered perfectly, so the only reason Margaret's back tonight is because both guys lost the game to her when they shouldn't have due to greediness (I was especially surprised at David given he lowballed at a good time for his first win). Also, there was no Zerg Cam shot of her; that would've been a good time for it to have been used. Now, that I've got those rumblings out of the way, we're into one of those proving ground games w/ three ladies:

Ayana Matthews (Baltimore, MD)- Geriatric nursing assistant & chef
Bridget Gallagher (Arlington, VA; she moved to AK once)- Fundraising consultant
CHAMP: Margaret Swanson (whose one-day cash winnings total $3,999)

Friday's Basics:
TEXAS-BASED COMPANIES
DIAL M FOR MURDER
COMMON BONDS
LESSER-KNOWN NOBEL PRIZE LIT WINNERS
STARTS WITH 3 CONSONANTS
MILESTONE BIRTHDAYS 2012

Ayana's the early leader at halftime to the tune of $3K, followed by Bridget w/ $1,800 & Margaret w/ eight $100 bills. At round's end, Ayana finds herself in Lock Game Territory w/ $6,200 & Margaret's in third place w/ a $5K deficit, but it's Bridget who gets to end the round w/ a Daily Double on the $1K Texas-Based Company. From her $1,800, Bridget wagers a grand:

This large retailer of imported furnishings & gifts began as a single store in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"What is Pier 1 (Imports)?"...good for $2,800...& later $4,400, because her incorrect response on the $800 Common Bond is deemed acceptable just before the start of the next round.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $800 (Texas-Based Companies)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $3K
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $3,800

Double J! Now Has to Offer:
TAKE ME "N-A" WHERE (each correct response ends w/ those two letters)
RED, RED WINE
PHOENICIA PHUN
FLOWERY LANGUAGE
PLAY THEM OFF
KEYBOARD CATS

Ayana finds a DD lurking behind the $1,600 "N-A" answer w/ $7,800 & she has a $1K advantage over Bridget; Margaret's nearly tripled her end-of-R1 score to $3,600. This clue will try to push Ayana to that $10K mark:

This world capital in the West Indies was established at its present site in 1519.

She blanks. The last word of the title of Gloria Estefan's latest album would've been right- Havana ("Little Miss Havana"); back to $5,600 she goes. W/ five clues left (two in Phonecia Phun & three in Play Them Off), she also digs up the final DD this week from the $1,600 Phonecia Phun screen w/ about a minute to go in the round. This is a closer game than it was a few min. ago, though- Ayana has eight thou & is $800 ahead of Margaret for second, while Bridget's leading the way w/ $10,400. Ayana makes this tidbit worth $1.5K:

Until the 500s A.D., Africans near Carthage spoke this Phoenician dialect, also the name of three wars.

"What is Punic?"...that's NOT a puny Q, because it's right to take her to $9.5K. Time is called before they can read off the last Play Them Off answer.

ATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $5,200
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $7,200
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $12,400
  
Post-DJ! Scores:
Margaret: $7,200
Bridget: $6,800
Ayana: $7,900

CORYAT SCORES:
Margaret: $7,200
Bridget: $6,800
Ayana: $10,200

FINAL J! CATEGORY: 20th Century Technology.

The first major use of simultaneous translation, before adoption by the U.N., was in this European city in 1945 & 1946.

Bridget Gallagher put "What is The Hague?"...down to $800. Margaret Swanson jotted "What is Nuremburg?"...right for a $6K addition, so she could add $13,200 to her tiny win from yesterday...& she does! Ayana lost w/ Paris & dips to $1K, but she leaves w/ twice as much & Margaret has a two-day total of $17,199.

EPISODE RATING: 7

"Figure It Out" 6/22

PANEL: Halston Sage ("How to Rock"), Noah Crawford ("HtR"), Ryan Potter ("Supah Ninjas") & Ana Mulvoy-Ten
 
FEATURED TRIP:
nickelodeon SUITES Resort


#1: Tricia Krussow

BASE BOARD: ____ ______ TO _____ _____

R1 C:
Soap

PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: ____ ______ TO _____ SOAP (Noah almost right after feeling the clue)
Recap: Not a champion, not a sport, has to do w/ soap & doesn't dress as a sponge
Prize: GO run gift tag


BAG SSA:
Hands in the air (Noah gets slimed in eight seconds to give Samantha the gift)


R2 C:
Milk

PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: _____ ______ TO MAKE (Ana right after Noah's sliming) SOAP
Recap: Doesn't dance or buy things
Prize: Coleman camping gear

CF3 C:
Camel (telestrator)

PROGRESS: MILKS (Halston immediately) ______ TO MAKE SOAP

FINAL GUESSES FOR REMAINING MISSING WORD:

Ana: CAMEL- LOSS

TALENT:
MILKS CAMELS TO MAKE SOAP


#2: Nathan Berley

BB: _________ _________ ______ _________ ____

R1 C:
Inflatable toys

PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: NOTHING (I can't believe they didn't even get the first word in this round)
Recap: Not a champ, doesn't do it online, doesn't float & what do pool toys have in common?
Prize: Dynacraft bike


JACKET SSA:
Being a ninja (Noah's slimed four seconds into the last round for a win by Alfredo Merchant)


R2 C:
Cleaning tools (clue coaster)

PROGRESS AFTER THIS ROUND: INVENTED (Ryan w/ :06 remaining) INFLATABLE (Noah instantly) _______ CLEANING (WoH ALERT- Halston right after the clue w/ :12 left) ____
Recap: Doesn't race, inflate boats or clean pools

Prize: Peavey guitar

CF3 C:
Gutter of a bowling lane (telestrator)
PROGRESS: INVENTED INFLATABLE GUTTER (just as the last clue was being completed) CLEANING ____


FINAL GUESSES FOR LAST WORD:

Noah: ROBOT
Ryan: BALL
Ana: TOOL- LOSS

SECRET:
INVENTED INFLATABLE GUTTER CLEANING TOOL

Steve Friedman passes away

Veteran GS producer Steve Friedman DIED OF CANCER last night. He produced "The Dating Game", "High Rollers", "Treasure Hunt", "Bargain Hunters" et al. In addition, he was on the staff for a GS pilot titled "Slingo".

Various sources contributed to this report.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Updated "Jeopardy!" ToC Standings

1. Jason Keller: 9 wins, $215,900
2. Joel Pool: 6 wins, $117,800
3. Dave Leach: 6 wins, $100,054
4. David Menchaca: 5 wins, $116,503
5. David Gard: 4 wins, $85,700
6. Dan McShane: 4 wins, $64,001
7. Patrick Morrison: 3 wins, $82,701
8. Francis Lansagan: 3 wins, $80,401
9. Joey Falco: 3 wins, $55,999
10. Beau Henson: 3 wins, $53,202
11. Claudia Gray: 3 wins, $47,202
12. Dan Adkinson: 3 wins, $38,400
13. Jessamine Price: 3 wins, $28,803

"Jeopardy!" 6/21

PLAYERS:
Margaret Swanson (Somerville, MA)- Graduate student of Architecture
Lukas Sherman (Portland, OR)- Substitute teacher
CHAMP: David Menchaca (whose five-day cash winnings total $115,503)

Thursday's Topics To Start:

SIGNS & SYMBOLS
TV & MOVIE CARS
LIBROS POR NINOS
"M.E."
WORD PUZZLES
THE JOY OF SECTS

David's currently in the driver's seat at the TV timeout w/ $5,200, compared to Margaret's $1,400 & Lukas' C-note. Then, it's Daily Double time for Lukas (w/ 11 clues to go in the round after this) courtesy of the $800 "M.E." w/ double that face value; Margaret has $1,800 & David's added $1K to his pre-break Lock Game Territory-quality score. Lukas goes for the $3,200 doubler on this:

It differs from other slithery sea dwellers in that it usually lacks pectoral fins.

"What is a moray eel?"...yes. When the board's finished, he's upped his total to $4,600; Margaret gets the third-place advantage w/ $3,600 & Dave's at the $7K level.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $600 (Word Puzzles)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $1,800
TOTAL LACH TRASH: $2,400

Double J! Board:

THE BAND'S 10TH TOP 40 HIT
ON YOUR MARKS
HELICOPTERS
IN THE DICTIONARY
BAD ENDINGS FOR WRITERS
THE JOY OF INSECTS

Just after moving back into first, David's selection of the $1,600 Bad Ending for Writers w/ $9,800 is a good thing, because it holds one of the round's two DDs; Lukas' $400 behind him & Margaret's just hanging in there at four thou. The current kingpin wagers two big ones:

This courtier & author of a History of the World was executed at The Tower of London in 1618.


"Who is..Sir Thomas Moore?"...incorrect- it was Sir Walter Raleigh & he's back in second w/ $7,800. And On Your Marks, Alex- get ready to read Lukas his other DD answer of this game attached to its $1,600 clue while he has $13,400. David's $2,800 ahead of him & Margaret's still hanging by a thread, now at $6K. Lucas' bet this go-round will be Margaret's current bank, so if he misses the following, Dave could be back in the home free position:

In 2005, this former FBI deputy director revealed he was "Deep Throat".

"Who is Mark Felt?" is the man for a new leading sum of $19,400!

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $800 (Helicopters)
UNATTEMPTED LACH TRASH: $4,400
TOTAL DJ! LACH TRASH: $5,200

Heading into the Final:

David: $17,400
Lukas: $21,400
Margaret: $6K

CORYAT SCORES:

David: $19,400
Lukas: $16,200
Margaret: $6K

FJ! CATEGORY:
UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Listed in 1983, this complex finished c. 1650 features inlaid semiprecious stones & Arabic geography.

MARGARET:

Response: "What is the Alhambr..." (she was going for The Alhambra in Spain, which is wrong anyway)
Wager: $2,001
Final score: $3,999


Dave Menchaca had "What is the Kabaa?"...THAT WILL COST HIM $17,358 & HIS TITLE; he leaves w/ $116,503. Lukas Sherman wrote "What is the Haggia Sophia?"...BUT IT WAS THE TAJ MAHAL & HE LOSES $18K & THE GAME, so Margaret steals one. OUCH.


EPISODE RATING: 3