Friday, November 30, 2012

"The Ultimate Fighter" 11/30/12

Quarterfinal #3: Jon vs. Joey
Referee: Herb

WINNER BY TWO-RD. MAJORITY DECISION- Jon

Final Quarterfinal:
Mike vs. Michael
Referee: Josh

WINNER BY UNANIMOUS 20-18 DECISION- Mike

SEMI-FINAL MATCH-UPS:
Jon vs. Colton
Neil vs. Mike  

11/30 Quick News & Notes

-"Hole in ONE" was played twice today on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". Check out these clips:

Beginning
End

-Harry Friedman likely criticized Pat for allowing Steve to try to spin just as the Final Spin bells sounded, resulting in a stopdown & an edit to last Wed.'s "Wheel".
-Dave Annable did a shout-out to "Wheel" after Mon.'s Mystery Round.
-The $500 Quickie Deal items tomorrow are a red gummy worm & a chess piece.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"Killer Karaoke" 11/30

R1: Clint Cargile (Dallas) vs. Jason Kakebeen (North Hollywood, CA- magician):

Clint ("Bite Club"- get bitten by a series of guard dogs while in a heavy suit): "Stuck in the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel ('72)
Jason ("Head Case"- get into each of five boxes & grab/bite some crumpled money): "My Girl" by The Temptations ('64)(he got all $300)
CONTENTS IN JASON'S GAME: Striker snakes, plush sheep doll, rock pigeons, African toads & pink-toed tarantulas
WINNER- Clint

R2: Angela Cistone (Tampa- former Broadway performer) vs. Natasha Paghunie (S.F.- she's half-Asian & has a boyfriend named Tyler)

Angela ("Big Stank"- while performing, she'll encounter some stinky things from two fat exercising guys): "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" by Katy Perry ('11)
ANGELA'S OBSTACLES: Fake sweat, skunk sock & their butt cracks
Natasha: ("Swamp Swing"): "Redneck Woman" by Gretchen Wilson ('04)
WINNER- Natasha

R3: Mike Call (Seminole, FL- bald-headed Navy CV) vs. Crystal Lauth (Vegas)

Stephanie & Tara are the assistants on this new show.

Mike ("Shock Therapy"): "Hard to Handle" by Otis Redding ('68)
Crystal ("Cactus Maze"- $300 attached to that money tree as well): "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor ('78)
WINNER- Crystal

FS SONG #2: "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive ('84)
FIRST ELIMINATED- Crystal
WINNER- Clint ($7,700)

(Final note: The confetti cannons didn't go off until the credits rolled.)

"Wheel of Fortune"/"Jeopardy!" 11/30/12

WoF: This is the end of this yr.'s Secret Santa Sweepstakes.

$1K T-U: What Are You Doing?

_ H O _ _ _ N G

O N L _ _ _

Ashley knows about SHOPPING ONLINE. The last three Secret Santas at this time:

Ashley Purnell (L.A. for nine months; originally from Philadelphia)- A graphic designer for a downtown apparel company
Jason Hanscom (Savage, MD)- A Navy Chief Petty Officer stationed at Ft. Meade who's been deployed nine times over 14 countries; his sister got married to an Army War Officer in Germany (additionally, his wife Kimberly's a CPO as well) & he has a five-yr.-old daughter
Kathy Lucas (Huntington, WV)- A retired civilian from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers w/ two sons (Air Force Master Sergeant Christopher & A.F. Air Traffic Controller & Civilian Sam); she occasionally takes photos

$2K T-U
:
Living Thing

T I _ _ _ R

W O _ F

Ashley's a letter short by saying TIGER WOLF.

T I M _ _ R

W O _ F

Kathy steals TIMBER WOLF.

Tonight's Gift Tag: LobsterGram

Eggland's Best Jackpot R: The 90's

Kathy spins & calls a $600 N, buys two I's and calls a $700 S & a $900 T (beginning of the solution), then going down her road are four E's, a $700 H pair, an A & an $800 P...

T H E / _ _ E S H

P _ I N _ E / _ _

_ E _ - A I _

...& solves the TV show "THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR" for $950 more than what she won from the second T-U.

PERFECT ROUND
FINAL UNCLAIMED JACKPOT THIS CONTEST: $8,350

Current Scores:

Jason: $0/Kathy: $4,950/Ashley: $1K

Mystery R: Before & After

Ashley starts off this round w/ an $1,800 pair of T's and couples of O's & E's, then she's struck gold on three R's to add $1.5K to her stake & a $1,400 S double, but then she's stopped by saying P. Second, Jason calls for a C, also a negative. Third, Kathy searches & picks out a $500 H to finish the last word of the three (SHORTS), two A's (one at the very start of this puzzle) but then she spins the left Bankrupt of the MDW. After Ashley's U buy to finish the vowel section, she FPs the $500 M to round out the first word (AMATEUR) & calls a $1K B while on the MW next to FP...

A M A T E U R

B O _ E R

S H O R T S

...she then puts out her pair of AMATEUR BOXER SHORTS to take first place for the time being w/ $5,450...which could've been $14,450.

DUDS: $400 C (Jason), $350 P (Ashley)

Current Scores:

Jason: SNOW/Kathy: $4,950/Ashley: $6,450

Prize Puzzle R: Phrase

Jason leads off this crucial search w/ an $800 T & two E's, but his next spin puts him at Lose a Turn. Second, Kathy rings up triple N's for $1,650, double I's, two $700 G's & cuatro R's for $3,600 more...

G R I N N I N G / _ R _ _

E _ R / T _ / E _ R

...she & someone else will be GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR, because she's made 6,400 more dollars & a $6,200 Rincon Beach Resort trip.

SOLE LaT: Jason

Current Scores:

Jason: SNOWBALL/Kathy: $17,550 in cash & Puerto Rico/Ashley: $6,450

$3K T-U: Occupation

_ _ S _

J _ C _ _ Y

Jason finally gets hot due to a DISC JOCKEY.

R4: Thing

He instantaneously Bankrupts next to five grand. Second for Kathy are triple the T's for $1,050 & the same number of E's, as well as the $450 H, the his/her L's for 16 extra bills and the twin I's to freeze out the rest of the vowels, but she's then frozen herself by calling M. A $5K R at the end's selected by Ashley, but next S for stop. Following Jason's dud N request, Kathy plucks the $1K P couple...

T H E / L I T T L E

_ I P P E R

...& THE LITTLE DIPPER turns into 36 more Benjamins for her.

DUDS: $650 M (Kathy), $500 N (Jason), $350 S (Ashley)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jason

Current Scores:

Jason: $3K/Kathy: $21,150 in cash & P.R./Ashley: $6,450

Speed-Up: Rhyme Time

Consonants are each payable at...$1.5K; missed the big one by that much. Kathy's called the P...

T H _ / _ _ N

_ _ T H / T H _ / P _ _ N

...she denies THE MAN WITH THE PLAN his $3K, because she's $6K happier; Ashley left $4.5K on the table.

Final Scores:

Jason: $3K/Kathy: $27,150 in cash & trip/Ashley: $6,450
GT: $36,600

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $250

JASON'S SPIN ID: PS01293 (Paula S.)
ASHLEY'S SPIN ID: JR2590870 (Judyth R.)


Maxwell House Regular BR #52: Kathy's Bonus Wheel spin slides to the E in AMERICA'S at the last moment.

Category: People

The basic assistance Vanna gives us:

_ _ _ E / _ N _
 
_ _ _ S

DPGO gives her at least one D...

_ _ _ E / _ N D

_ _ D S

...& another, but she needed the F. They were WIFE AND KIDS & the $45K goes unclaimed (not sure if the TV show "My Wife and Kids" would've helped had that been used as the bonus puzzle). Still, her $27,150 in cash & vacation will be absolutely matched to a lucky WWC member.

FINAL SSS SPIN ID: AW03348 (Aplies W.)

$579,151 in cash & stuff was given away this season on the SSS!

Last to Play Jeopardy! On the Week:
Tim Norris (Knoxville)- Assistant district attorney
Karen Poole (D.C.)- Graduate student of Paleontology
CHAMP: Jason Shore (whose two-day cash winnings total $45,200)

Let's Get This Game Underway W/:
THE CDC SAYS
THEIR ORIGINAL NAMES
BEER ME!
42
TURN UP THE HEAT
IT'S CHILE IN HERE

Jason goes 4 out of 5 in 42, then SWEEPS Turn Up the Heat (but the audience doesn't applaud after it happens) to move to $5,400. Tim messed up on the last TUtH answer, but he quickly gets to a positive $200 at halftime; Jason's well in Lock Game Territory at the time w/ $6,200. On the next-to-last clue this rd. in It's Chile in Here, Karen pockets a DD & has $3,200 to Jason's $9K; Tim's back to zilch. To nearly double her current winnings, here's her $3K answer:

Chile's the world's leading producer of this metal that has been called "the salary of Chile".

"What is copper?"...$6,200. Jason finishes this board exactly at five digits ($10K).

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $400 (It's Chile in Here)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $1,600
TOTAL LT: $2K

Another 30 Clues Amongst These Topics:
DANCE COMPANIES
LETTER PERFECT
THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N. 
CLASSIFICATION IS IN
AT THE MOVIE
END OF THE LINE

Both of those DDs are left in Dance Companies & The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N...& one goes to the champ assigned to the $1,600 The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. spot; he has $23,600 compared to Karen's $11,600. For 15 more pictures of Franklin:

This man got the assignment in 1971; he'd get to appoint two other men to the job himself.

"Who was George H.W. Bush?"...yeah indeed to get this Jason to $25,100! As this DD at the end of Dance Companies gets found...it's unfortunately also the end for Tim, as he still has a gooseegg; that last one was awarded to Karen w/ $11,400. She bets $3K, so to barely stay in the match:

During foreign tours, the Marinsky Ballet Company is known by this name.

"What is..The Moscow Ballet?"...it's all over. Correct: What is The Kirov Ballet?

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $800 (Dance Companies)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $8,400
TOTAL DJ! LT: $9,200

Head's Up Final J! Count:
Jason: $25,100 (LG!)
Karen: $8,400

CORYAT SCORES:
Jason: $25,200

Karen: $9,200

FJ! TOPIC #55: 20th Century American Writers.

A publisher's note on one of his books called him "The Terror of Typesetters" & "An Enigma to Book Reviewers".

KAREN:
Response: "Who is (Jack) Kerouac?"
Final score: BUCK


JASON:
Response: "Who is George McCarthy?" (Correct: Who was E.E. Cummings?)

Retains w/: $22,600

His three-evening total: $67,800.

EPISODE RATING FOR BOTH: 7

"Millionaire" 11/30- END OF ANOTHER DOUBLE MONEY WEEK

Paula will wrap up her game very soon.

5. Which of the following isn't the last name of one of Eric Cartman's friends on the long-running TV series "South Park"?

A: Polsky
B: Marsh
C: Broflovski
D: McCormick

FIRST JUMP USED (A: Polsky)- $1K

6. According to humorist Dave Barry, what U.S. state's official motto's "Brrrrrrr!"?

A: VA
B: HI
C: TN
D: AL


FA: AL- $2K ($45K)

7. In his 1806 dictionary, Noah Webster tried to "Americanize" the spelling of which of these body parts by dropping its last letter?

A: Eyeball
B: Thumb
C: Nose
D: Elbow


FA: Thumb- $1K ($46K)

8. Hoping it will compete w/ Apple's iPad, Microsoft unveiled a tablet computer this yr. called what?

A: Tray
B: Pan
C: Slate
D: Surface

OTHER JUMP USED (A: Surface; she was thinking slate)- $100

9. Long before she became a trailblazing astronaut & the first American woman in space, Sally Ride said she contemplated a career as a professional what?

A: Stuntwoman
B: Magician
C: Tennis player
D: Chef

WALKS AT $23K (A: Tennis player; she was leaning towards tennis player, who turned out to be Billie Jean King inspiring Sally)

Geologist Elyse Peterson from Bridgewater, NJ should be the last regular player this week.

Slate: Video Round Up, I'm a Believer, A Life in Movies, Searching for Santa, Early Versions (DM), Classifying Catastrophes, Organized Artists, All 4 U, Brand Names & Wedding Shows

1. Released in '91, "Ribbit!" was an unofficial sequel to what classic arcade game?

A: "Centipede"
B: "Frogger"
C: "Space Invaders"
D: "Donkey Kong"

FA: "Frogger"- $500

2. Given their extensive knowledge of primates, who once said that they believed creatures like Bigfoot do exist?

A: Jane Goodall
B: Temple Grandin
C: Jeff Corwin

D: Joan Embery

FA: Goodall- TRIPLE

3. A rap star born Christopher Wallace is the subject of a recent biopic titled what?

A: Notorious
B: Walk the Line
C: I'm Not There
D: W.

FA: Notorious- $25K ($26.5K)

4. Letting kids chart his route, what government organization recently enlisted Google Earth to help w/ its annual "Santa Tracker"?

A: USDA
B: NIH
C: NORAD
D: FEMA

FA: NORAD- $15K ($41.5K)

5. Until 1770, bread was reportedly used in lieu of what now-common school supply?

A: Glue stick
B: Rubber eraser
C: Ruler

D: Construction paper

FA: Rubber eraser- $4K ($45.5K)


Her boyfriend Carl in the audience; a clip of her running over to hug him & the two of them nearly falling in the audience's shown after the second commercial break (when she got her $25K Q right).

6. "Blind thrust", "dip-slip" & "supershear" are classifications related to what kind of natural disaster?

A: Tornado
B: Wildfire
C: Flood
D: Earthquake

FA: Earthquake- $10K ($55.5K)

7. What artist's notebook includes a "to-do" list including reminders to "Draw Milan" & get a skull?

A: Botticelli
B: Michelangelo
C: Raphael

D: Da Vinci

FIRST JUMP ISSUED (A: Da Vinci, which she knew)- $100

8. Which of these words is popular among texters even though it doesn't shorten the length of the word it's supposed to mean?

A: Luv
B: Epuf
C: Kewl
D: L8er

FA: Kewl- $3K ($58.5K)

9. Once known as "Health Kups", Dixie Cups were named after a then-popular line of what?

A: Stockings
B: Dolls
C: Musical instrument
D: Hats

OTHER JUMP USED (A: Dolls)- $7K

Q of the Day: W/ some theorizing it refers to the year Prohibition ended, "33" is a number that appears on bottles of what brand of beer?

A: Coors LIGHT
B: Sam(uel) Adams
C: Rolling Rock
D: Miller Lite


A: Rolling Rock

For $63.5K: Premiering on their wedding day, 10/11/75, Bill & Hillary Clinton were probably too busy to watch the first episode of what TV show?

A: "Entertainment Tonight"
B: "Saturday Night Live"
C: "20/20"
D: "SportsCenter"


FINAL LIFELINE ACTIVATED

B: 80%
C: 12%
D: 8%

FA: "SNL"

CM #31:


BAILOUT

$100K (Art): W/ 32,256 jigsaw pieces, "Double Retrospect" depicts a montage of 32 works by what artist?

A: Andy Warhol
B: Keith Haring
C: Roy Lichtenstein
D: David Hockney

A: Haring

EPISODE RATING: 8

"Let's Make a Deal" 11/30

David (a sales associate for female clothing) will try to transform from a penguin to one of the Card Sharks so that he can try to win the '13 KIA Forte LX.

C: JACK OF CLUBS
A: JACK OF SPADES- DZ ALREADY
R ($1K): 7 OF HEARTS- BAILOUT
D: 4 OF DIAMONDS

The base prize in the second deal's a $1,400 hp laptop (SB).

Carrie "Phoenix" (decided by Nicholas & Vincent; she's a dance teacher dressed as a fairy): BB- Private yacht cruise for four w/ $1K Canyon Beachwear shopping spree ($3,600; her husband wanted a trip)
Nichole (spa lady): Laptop (CURTAIN #1)- Living room ($3,386)
Vincent (a Marine dressed as a screwdriver): Laptop (CURTAIN #2)- can-am ATV ($3,899)

TBR (SE): Nichole (Wayne picture w/ "You've Been Zonked!" sign)

Ambermarie's FD Decision: BONUS MONEY SB ($200)- Teenie-weenie tree (NO BONUS MONEY SB: Diamond jewelry)($4,139)

James plays It Takes Two for the five-night trip to the hotel AT BRICKELL urbano or a Sea-Doo/life vest package worth $9,999 (CURTAIN #2).

1. #2- SEA-DOO; TURNS DOWN $500
2. #3- PERFECT DEAL!

The military couple of Christopher (Marine; he served in the Marine Corps) & Christine (Air Force) play Keep On Rollin' for:

#1: Trip to Mandalay Bay ($3,700)
#2: Patio set & Barbeques Galore grill w/ monthly lobster tails for a yr. ($6.5K)
#3: Scion iQ


Vegas:
1. 2
2. 1
3. 6
4. 4 (13)- WIN

Furniture:
1. 4
2. 1
3. 4- DROPS TO $100 (& we hear the short ZONK cue)

Jonathan, activate the Jukebox Deal.

Jessica's CD (giant blue fish): #4- MOTOWN
FINAL DECISION: BB- Shopping go-kart (#4: $2.5K)

Jennifer's CD (a soldier of love holding a teddy bear who gives some dog tags made for Wayne to him courtesy of Tim): #2- BROADWAY
FINAL DECISION: CURTAIN #1- Electrolux washer/dryer ($4,136)(#2: $1K)

David's told that at least one of the two prize locations has something worth $3K+.

PICK: CURTAIN #2 (going against the audience)- Remote-controlled gorilla sofa (SB: Ski gear)($3,192)

BD #48: This is one of those where all three doors are involved; Jennifer goes for it.

SD (#2): 3-D HDTV ($3,100)- FIRST BD SHUTOUT OF SEASON
MD (#3): Trip to Omni Chicago ($6,800)
BD (#1): Honda Fit (so this BD totaled $26,015)

AIRED QDs:
Jennifer (Jonathan)- REMEMBERS SHOPPING GO-KART AS SOLE ZONK IN BB ($100)
Boris (Tiffany)- NO $500 LOLLIPOP
Marc (artist)(Jonathan)- SAY "AU REVOIR" AS GOODBYE ($100)

EPISODE RATING: 6

"project RUNWAY: All-Stars" 11/29/12

CHALLENGE #5: Make androgynous looks for both men & women.
mood Budget of the Week (half-hr.): $150
Guest Judges: Jason Wu & Robert Rodriguez

RUNWAY ORDER (featuring people of both genders as the models):
1. Joshua
2. Uli
3. Althea
4. Laura
5. Emilio
6. Kayne
7. Casanova
8. Ivy
9. Anthony

WINNER- Emilio (Runners-up: Uli & Anthony)
OUT- Kayne (Dishonorable mention: Laura & Casanova)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

"Hip Hop Squares" 11/29- POSSIBLE SECOND SEASON FINALE

IN THAT VERY GRID: Sway Calloway, Drita D'Avanzo, DJ Khaled, Biz Markie, Deray Davis, Ms. Nix (who's sitting in that same square Shadoe Stevens used to occupy), Lil' Duval & Fat Joe (CS)

Civilians:
X: Christian (New Haven, CT)- A reported fan of Biz Markie

O: Sandy (Queens)- Latina lady

G1:
1. Sandy (FJ): FOX News called it "Hoodlam in His House" when what person visited President Obama?
Guess: Common
A/D: AGREE (O)
2. Christian (BM): Can women produce breast milk without ever being pregnant?
Guess: No
A/D: DISAGREE- CORRECT (X)
3. Sandy (SC): According to the U.S. Parachute Association, if you're going to make a jump out of a plane, you should at least be how high?
Guess: 2K ft.
A/D: AGREE- RIGHT (O)
4. Christian (LD): Lil' Wayne has the word "fear" tattooed on his right eyelid- what word's tattooed on his left eyelid?
Guess: "Me"
A/D (for diagonal block): DISAGREE- "GOD" (X)
5. Sandy (AR- might've gone to DJ for the block): Where are the taste buds located on a female butterfly?
Guess: On their feet
A/D: DISAGREE- OOPS (X)
6. Christian (DJ): The Shaq edition of a pricey chronograph watch features an intentional mistake- what is it?
Guess: "3" & "2" are switched
A/D (for third column win): AGREE- WIN

G2:
1. Sandy (FJ): Now that you've slimmed down, you're too thin for America's Fattest City- for the record, what city does Men's Fitness say is the fattest?
Guess: Houston, TX
A/D: DISAGREE (X)
2. Christian (AR- G-SPOT): Which of these had a song performed on "Glee"- Nelly, Lupe Fiasco or Akon?
Guess: Akon

A/D: AGREE- NELLY (O)
3. Sandy (SC): Because he thought it was nutritious, boxer Juan Manuel Marquez trained for a fight by drinking which unusual beverage- urine or breast milk?
Guess: Urine
A/D: AGREE (O)
4. Christian (DD): Soldier Boy recently tweeted that he was having all four of these removed- what?
Guess: Wisdom teeth
A/D (for first column block): DISAGREE- FACIAL TATTOOS (X)
5. Sandy (Drita- she made the same mistake): Assuming DJ Khaled's like every other person, where's the hardest part of the body?
Guess (after literally touching him): Elbow
A/D: DISAGREE- TEETH (O)
6. Christian (DJ): What's bigger- the number of people in the U.S. or the number of people on facebook?
Guess: facebook
A/D (for another $1K two-game shutout): AGREE- WIN

BR Row: MIDDLE
$2.5K Q #19: Who was the first black woman to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition?

AR: Naomi Campbell
FJ: Serena Williams
DD: Tyra Banks

FA FOR $3.5K: Naomi (A: Tyra)

EPISODE RATING: 3

"The NEWLYWED Game" 11/29

G1 (circus couples):
Mike & Kelly
Jaysin & Niki
Jonathon & Christine

R1:
1. Right before you proposed to her, do you say you felt confident as a ringmaster, as shaky as a tightrope walker or giddy as a clown?
2. Which member of her family would you say is more likely to overstay their welcome & turn a simple overnight visit to your house into a weeknight vacation?
3. While I'm sure you appreciate her feminine mystique, what did you say's your most masculine body part?

M & K:
1. Confident- GIDDY
2. Brother Brian- BRIAN (5)
3. Feet- FEET (10)

J & N:
1. Confident- SHAKY
2. Sister Dyana- DYANA (5)
3. Arms- STOMACH

J & C:
1. Shaky- SHAKY (5)
2. Aunt- DAD
3. Arms- ARMS (10)

SH: STONEFIELD Estate Villa Resort & Spa (provided by the St. Lucia Tourist Board)

R2:
1. Tell us what you say is the most amazing thing your husband has done to get your attention before you were married.
2. Using the letter B for buddy, give us a word that best describes his circle of friends.
3. The NY Post has a daily column titled "Weird, But True". If Sherri was flipping through the paper & saw an article about you & your husband, what do you say it would be about?
BQ: There are always two sides to every story. Think back to the last tiff you & your hubby had & be honest- who do you say was in the wrong?

K & M:

1. Wrote her a song- MAKING SWEET LOVE
2. Boyz- BROTHERS
3. He wears his clown nose everywhere- PUBLIC PERFORMANCE
B: Her- YES (35)

N & J:
1. His amazing fire experience- FIRE SHOW (15)
2. Brilliant- BROTHERHOOD
3. Using fire play during whoopee- THEY PERFORM AT SEXY PARTIES
B: Her- NO

C & J:
1. Wrote her a song- WROTE HER A SONG (20)
2. Brothers- BEAUTIFUL
3. Skydiving- SPEND A LOT OF TIME LIFTING EACH OTHER IN THE AIR
B: Her- WIN (45)

CP: Anolon cookware


G2:
Marvin & Mary (who have nine kids between them & they call themselves "The Black Brady Bunch")
Justin & Katie (who reconnected at a friend's wedding)
Evan & Jess (he proposed to her on Coney Island)

R1:
1. If she became an instant reality TV star & the paparazzi followed the two of you around, would you say she would stop & pose every chance she's got, become a hermit in her own home or pull an Alec Baldwin & get physical?
2. Let's not skirt the issue here- who do you say wears the pants in your relationship?
3. "Call me a skeptic, but I can't imagine that my wife's parents taught her how to __________________."

M & M:
1. Pose- POSE (5)
2. Her- RIGHT (10)
3. Clean up after herself- SHUT UP

J & K:
1. Alec- POSE
2. Him- WRONG
3. Not be competitive- COOK

E & J:
1. Hermit- POSE
2. Her- RIGHT (5)
3. Work well w/ others- CONTROL HER TEMPER

SH: Smugglers Cove

R2:
1. When it comes to his work-like balance, what percentage of his time do you say is spent working?
2. Aside from his proposal, what do you say is the most creative date he's planned between the two of you?
3. What do you name as something you own that he frequently borrows?
BQ: When you & your hubby are cruising along the "Highway of Love", who do you say's usually in the driver's seat?

M & M:

1. 80%- 80% (especially in the military)(20)
2. Went to Inner Harbor, Baltimore- TOOK HER TO A BALTIMORE HARBOR RESTAURANT & HIM WALKING AROUND (30)
3. Hair grease- HAIR GREASE (40)
B: Him- WIN! (65)

K & J:

1. 50%- 60% (he changed his mind at the last second)
2. Their honeymoon- PHILLIES GAME
3. Nail clippers- SOCKS
B: Him- SKUNK AVOIDED (25)

J & E:
1. 25%- 60%
2. Her birthday dinner- TAKING HER TO NOBU FOR HER BIRTHDAY AS A SURPRISE ONE YR. (15)
3. Moisturizer- SOAP
B: Him- RIGHT (40)

CP: Blending/chopping system

G3:
Corey & Sheila
Chris & Leeann (he works in football, she works in beer sales)
Wilfred & Akilah

R1:
1. How much do you say you've spent on your first date w/ her based on which President covered the bill- Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant or Benjamin Franklin?
2. "My wife acts like she doesn't like ______________, but I know she secretly enjoys it."
3. What do you name as two things that life w/ her is full of?

C & S:
1. Jackson- JACKSON (5)
2. Football- GOING DOWN ON ME
3. Adventure & work- STRESS & BOWLING

C & L:
1. Franklin- GRANT
2. Gas- GOING DOWN ON ME
3. Fun & football- FOOTBALL & BEER (because he's a football coach)

W & A:
1. Grant- JACKSON
2. Sex- THE ACTUAL ACT OF DOING IT (5)
3. Excitement & questions- SURPRISES & JOY

SH: The Verandah

R2:
1. What's the one thing in your life that you say you've not changed since your single days as a gal?
2. If you & your hubby needed to add spice to your sex life, which one do you say you would choose- cinnamon to make it sweeter, red pepper to make it hotter or paprika to add some variety?
3. You & your hubby are driving cross-country & you're in charge of the music- what CD can you say you play that he pretends to hate, yet still sings along for every single word?
BQ: "I'm not saying my husband is messy, but if he moved out, I certainly wouldn't have to clean the ____________ as often."

S & C:

1. Last name- THE TIMES SHE SPENDS W/ HER BEST FRIEND
2. Red pepper- PAPRIKA
3. Zac Brown Band- SUGARLAND
B: Crumbs off the coffee table- COFFEE TABLE IN THE LIVING ROOM (30)

L & C:
1. Checking account- BUBBLY, OUTGOING PERSONALITY
2. Paprika- CINNAMON
3. Lady Antebellum- LADY ANTEBELLUM (10)
B: Bedroom- CLOTHES IN THE BEDROOM (35)

A & W:
1. Last name- BANK ACCOUNT
2. Red pepper- CINNAMON
3. Monica- ALICIA KEYS
B: Bathtub- SHOWER (30)

CP: Fluance FiSDK500 iPod/iPhone dock


G4:
Schubert & Chavonne
Matthew & Erica
Jeremy & Jessica (he drives a beer delivery truck)

R1:
1. "I think my wife should remember the phrase 'Less is more' when it comes to _______________."
2. Since you got married & started wearing that ring, do you say you think the single women you meet pay more attention to you or treat you like kryptonite?
3. Name something you did for her recently that's sure as heck didn't get the reaction you were hoping for.

S & C:
1. Her makeup- PERFUME
2. More- RIGHT (5)
3. Dressed for an audition- MOVED HER CAR FOR HER

M & E:
1. Her hair- SHOPPING
2. More- RIGHT (5)
3. Landscaping on their house- BUY HER A BICYCLE FOR HER BIRTHDAY & TOOK HER RIDING

J & J:
1. Her makeup- SHOPPING
2. More- RIGHT (5)
3. Cut her hair- BUY HER CLOTHES

SH: Smugglers Cove

R2:
1. If you met your hubby five yrs. earlier than you did, what would you say would've happened- still get married, dated but broken up or never went out at all?
2. If there was a new reality show called "Extreme PDAs" that caught couples going a bit too far in public, which experience do you say would be featured in his episode?
3. "My husband is the apple of my eye & I go bananas for his ___________."
BQ: Name the household chore that you say you swear your hubby hasn't done since you've been married.

C & S:

1. Dated- NEVER
2. Balcony adventures- THE WEDDING
3. Manipulation without penetration- BUTT
B: Vacuum the floor- COOKING

E & M:
1. Never- NEVER (15)
2. His dad's boat in the marina- GRABBING HER BOOBS A LITTLE TOO MUCH AT A BAR
3. Smile- BUTT
B: Pick up the clothes- COOKING

J & J:
1. Dated- MARRIED
2. Driving home from Virginia- HIM ON THE WAY BACK FROM VIRGINIA DRIVING W/ HIS MOM (15)
3. Kisses- DOWN SOUTH
B: Pick up the clothes- CLEAN THE CATBOX

SD #4:

M & E: 45
J & J: 50

CP: iPod/iPhone dock

EPISODE RATINGS:


8 PM: 7
8:30 PM: 8
9 PM: 7
9:30 PM: 3

"The X-Factor" 11/29/12

TOP 5 ORDER- Carly, Tate, Emblem3, Fifth Harmony & CeCe
ELIMINATED FIRST- Paige

FS #4:
Diamond: "I Was Here" by Beyonce ('11)
Vino: "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne ('04)- ELIMINATED

11/29 Quick News & Notes

-"Katie" executive producer Jeff Zucker is leaving his post to become the new CNN Worldwide President.
-On "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" tomorrow, Drew Carey will stop by & host a rd. of Hole in ONE!
-On "The View" today, Marc Summers appeared as a guest & said he didn't buckle his seatbelt in a cab before injuring his face because of an ATM machine.
-The $500 Quickie Deal items tomorrow are a hair curler & a pocket-sized calculator.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"Wheel of Fortune"/"Jeopardy!" 11/29

WoF:

$1K T-U
: Living Thing


_ _ _ D E R

_ _ _ _ _ _

Seth says SPIDER MONKEY & is absolutely, 100%...wrong.

B O R D E R

C _ L L _ _

Yes, that really is an animal, but Collie solves the right one of BORDER COLLIE. Let's not monkey around in interviewing everyone:

Collie Blake (Miramar, FL)- A school social worker & fitness instructor who's also a published author, rapper & pro hockey player hopeful
Misty Jordan (Chesapeake, OH)- A 7th & 8th Grade Spanish teacher who at Barboursville MS (located in WV) married to David w/ two children (20-yr.-old college student Josh & 10-yr.-old stepson Vinny); she also sometimes goes ghost hunting w/ her girlfriends
Seth Edens (Louisville)- A medical office leaser on hospital campuses who's also an Indianapolis Colts mascot

$2K T-U: In the Kitchen

E L E _ T R I C

S K _ _ L E _

Misty takes out an ELECTRIC SKILLET successfully.

Tonight's Gift Tag: AmazingClubs.com

Eggland's Best Jackpot R: TV Quote

Coming out of her chute first is S for sorry while on the gift tag. Secondly, Seth calls two N's (one at the end of each of the first two lines out of four), buys three E's & claims the same gift card w/ a $500 T, then he has called three H's for another 12 pictures of Benjamins, bought two I's, caught half a dozen L's for an additional $3,300, four O's, the $550 D (completing the second-to-last word of HOLD; the word before that's I'LL & the word after it's THE), a pair of A's & a $1,200 C couple. Here's the solution as we see it...

C O _ E / O N

C H A _ L I E / _ _ O _ N

I ' L L / H O L D / T H E

_ A L L

...he recalls Lucy saying "COME ON, CHARLIE BROWN, I'LL HOLD THE BALL" for $7,950 in cash & gift card & will keep control.

SOLE DUD: $500 S (Misty)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $8,700

Current Scores:

Misty: $2K/Seth: $7,950 in cash & card/Collie: $1K

Mystery R: Before & After

On the spot, he Bankrupts next to top dollar. Second, Collie's called three T's for 15 bills & that 1/2 CAR next to $900, bought three E's (one at the end; that last word starts w/ T) but then A for awful (the sole bad vowel of the puzzle). Third, Misty FPs dos I's, lights a $900 H, purchases the rest of the vowel shop's contents (three O's & a U singleton) & spins up the other regular Bankrupt to lose 400 bucks. Returning to Seth, he FPs a N, G & F good for $500 each, but following his three FP landings in a row is the same Bankrupt Misty got. After Collie calls a $7K S pair...

_ E _ O S I T

S _ I _

O F / T H E / T O N G U E

...she multiplies her overall winnings by nine w/ this DEPOSIT SLIP OF THE TONGUE; also, she's still spinning.

SOLE DUD: A (Collie)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (two by Seth, Misty)

Current Scores:

Misty: $2K/Seth: $7,950 in cash & gift certificate/Collie: $9K 1/2 CAR

Prize Puzzle R: Show Biz

She spots the $650 S at the start of the second word of five, after which come three E's, a $3.5K T, double the A's, an $1,800 H double but then the Bankrupt next to top dollar cause her plate & $5,450 to go kaboom. Second, Misty correctly calls an M to pick up & turn over that MDW, but she then loses her turn by saying L. Third, Seth has a $1,400 F couplet & buys the other two trios of vowels (I's & O's)...

T H E _ E / S O _ _

F R O _ / H A _ A I I

F I _ E - O

...& he has the THEME SONG FROM "HAWAII FIVE-O" in his mind, so he's $900 wealthier & takes back the lead also w/ a Hotwire.com trip to the Outdoor Waikiki priced at $6,043.

SOLE DUD: $700 L (Misty)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Collie

Current Scores:

Misty: $2K/Seth: $14,893 in cash & stuff/Collie: $9K

$3K T-U: Proper Name

H _ _ _ I _ _ N

_ O R _

Misty makes her money $5K by IDing HARRISON FORD.

Speed-Up: Place

$1.5K Final Spin on this Thurs. Collie has a chance to win it after calling twice the S's...

T H _ / _ N G_ _ S H

_ _ _ N T R _ S _ _ _

...& does for an extra $6K w/ THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE; that was also in Misty's bank, while $3K was left behind by Seth.

Final Scores:

Misty: $5K/Seth: $14,893 in cash & prizes/Collie: $15K
GT: $34,893

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding cardboard): $7,350

MISTY'S SPIN ID: DS1244223 (Dean S.; wouldn't it be wild if his last name's actually Scungio?)
SETH'S SPIN ID: RM5815539 (Rick M.)

Maxwell House Regular BR #51: Collie's calling card is the C.

Category: Person

One of our easier bonus puzzles of S30:

E _ _ E R T / _ N

T _ E / _ _ E L _

Following this lady's calls of PHFI...

E _ P E R T / I N

T H E / F I E L _

...she's an EXPERT IN THE FIELD of bonus puzzles (at least for this one), so she leaves w/ 20 grand & another one of those Audi A4s, a total of $54,870! We're now at $162.5K for Rebuilding Together this yr.

COLLIE'S SPIN ID: PL7073468 (Patsy L.)

Jeopardy! Panel:
Scott Vinick (Sagamore Hills, OH)- Information technology consultant
Cara Harley (Charlestown, Boston, MA)- Medical writer
CHAMP: Jason Shore ($22,878; he's 25)

Leading Off:
WHERE AM I? (Clue Crew clues)
RANDOMONIUM
QUEEN ELIZABETH'S DIAMOND JUBILEE
GAME SHOW NAMES IN OTHER COUNTRIES
ALL ABOUT ACTING
PICK UP YOUR "CUE"

Jason wastes no time bringing a "Cue" SWEEP to "Shore". He ends the first segment of this game w/ $3,600 to Cara's two thou; Scott's $200 in the hole (originally -$400). Right after the conclusion of Where Am I?, Cara snatches the DD in the middle of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee w/ $3K; she's $1,800 behind the champ & Scott's now $800 in the red. For another $1,200:

An official song for the jubilee was co-written by this musical theatre mogul who was knighted in 1992.

"Who is Andrew Lloyd Webber?"...$4,200. She adds $2K to that before the end of this rd.; Jason's still in first place at $9,800 & Scott's back to square one.

LT (all attempted): $1K

Now Waiting To Be Picked in Double J!:
NATURE BOY
ON THE BROADWAY DINER MENU
THE PRESIDENT IS DEAD
UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES
CHAPTER 13
IT'S "OVER"!

As Ric Flair might say, "Woo"- the $1,200 Nature Boy clue has a DD assigned to it & it's chosen by Scott w/ $4K on the good side; Jason has $11,800 & Cara's leading Jason by two big ones. Scott gambles $1.5K.

The yellow-rumped warbler's also known as this artist's warbler.

"Who is (John James) Audubon?"...correct for 55 bills. But Jason has a chance to take first place back since he has the last one this match peeking behind the $1,200 Chapter 13 screen w/ $13,400; he's just $400 off Cara's pace. To go to $16K:

"The Route Taken By Hawk-Eye Lay Across Those Sandy Plains"

"What is The Grapes of Wrath?"...but it was The Last of the Mohicans. Time expires before either of the last two items On the Broadway Dinner Menu can be smelt.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $2K (Un-American Activities)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $4,800
TOTAL DJ! LT: $6,800

Pre-Final J! Scores:
Jason: $11,200
Cara: $17K
Scott: $4,300- MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED


CORYAT SCORES:
Jason: $13,800
Cara: $16,400
Scott: $4K


FJ! SUBJECT #54: Religious Symbols.

The rooster atop many church weather vanes is there to remind us of a story involving this apostle.

SCOTT:
Response: "Who is Paul?"
Final score: $3,100


JASON:
Response: "Who is Peter?"
Final score: $22,322


CARA:

Response: SAME AS SCOTT
Final score: $11K


Jason now has two-day winnings of $45,200.

EPISODE RATING FOR BOTH: 7

"Save a Chef" clarification

For this week only, you can vote from all three of this week's eliminated chefs from LCK.

DirecTV sells GSN stake to SONY

DirecTV has sold its 18% ownership interest of GSN in the third quarter ($234M) to SONY Pictures Entertainment, leaving DirecTV w/ a 42% stake in the network.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"Millionaire" 11/29

Will Jill leave w/ $17,750?

9. What would Babe Ruth's name have been if changed to reflect his jersey number in the same manner as football's Chad Ochocinco?

A: Babe Tres
B: Babe Doscinco
C: Babe Nueve
D: Babe Cuatroseis


YEAH (A: Babe Tres, which her husband David knew while in the audience)

Kevin Ireland's a seminary student from Ewing, NJ. One of his church choir girls, Tina, is in attendance & is his wife.

Pre-Randomized Categories: Join Now, Historic Parks, Trial-Basis, Safety First, Fancy Food, Unexplained Instincts, Classic Characters, Off the Diet, Copy Cat & Movie Mountain
Final Randomized Menu: Historic Parks, Safety First, Movie Mountain, Fancy Food, Trial-Basis, Off the Diet, Classic Characters (DM), Copy Cat, Unexplained Instincts & Join Now

1. Which U.S. tourist attraction's located in Pilgrim Memorial State Park?

A: The Alamo
B: Mount Rushmore

C: Plymouth Rock
D: Graceland

FA: Plymouth Rock-
$7K


2. A pin check's a common safety precaution administered prior to doing what dangerous activity?

A: Skydiving
B: Drag racing
C: Crocodile hunting
D: Bullfighting

ASK THE AUDIENCE

A: 87%
B: 5%
C: 3%

D: 5%

FA: Skydiving- $2K ($9K)

3. If Diablo Cody shot one of her movies at Mt. Diablo, what state would she be filming in?

A: NH
B: WV
C: CA
D: WY

FIRST JUMP USED (A: CA)- $10K

4. Though known by many names, a "Walking Taco" is a dish created by adding a serving of what to an open bag of Fritos?

A: Chili
B: SPAM
C: Broccoli
D: Ziti


FA: Chili- $5K ($14K)

5. In 1856, a group of U.S. Army soldiers replaced their horses w/ animals better suited to travel in arid conditions in an experiment called what?

A: Elephant Corps
B: Zebra Corps
C: Camel Corps
D: Gazelle Corps


FA: Camel Corps- $100 ($14,100)

6. Which of the following contains an equivalent of 31K calories?

A: A cord of white oak
B: A gallon of gas
C: A ton of coal
D: An atomic bomb


SECOND JUMP USED (A: A ton of coal)- $25K

7. Amidst rumors that "90210" stars Luke Perry & Jennie Garth were dating, a '12 headline asked if what characters were "Together At Last"?

A: Kelly & Dylan
B: Donna & David
C: Brenda & Steve
D: Andrea & Brandon

FA: Kelly & Dylan (after almost walking away)- $6K ($20,100)

8. Which of the following authors honed his writing skills by retyping The Great Gatsby & A Farewell to Arms?

A: John Steinbeck
B: Hunter S. Thompson
C: Ray Bradbury

D: James Joyce

STOP W/ $10,050 (A: Thompson, which he eliminated quickly)

Now entering the studio is Paula Ruzzo-Funaro from Brooklyn (who's considered an accessories queen).

Tree: Love Chain, Kids Clothes, Proper Names, Animal Services, Cartoon Kids (DM), And I Quote..., American Words, Tech Gadget, Ride, Sally, Ride & Art on Display

1. Giving diners a chance to say "I do" over a Grand Slam breakfast, what restaurant chain's opening a Las Vegas location w/ a wedding chapel?

A: IHOP
B: Denny's
C: Waffle House
D: Cracker Barrel

FA: Denny's- $3K

2. What fashion retailer has branched out into children's wear w/ stores appropriately called "P.S."?

A: Abercrombie & Fitch
B: Aeropostale

C: Hollister
D: Hot Topic


AtA

A: 17%
B: 65%

C: 11%
D: 7%

FA: Aerpostale (which came to her just as the audience was being polled)- $10K ($13K)

3. Often incorrectly referred to as "rice wine", what alcoholic beverage's more accurately a "rice beer" given its fermentation process?

A: Absinthe
B: Cacbaca
C: Ouzo
D: Sake

FA: Sake-
$5K ($18K)


Q of the Day: In 1901, what U.S. state became the first to require automobiles to have license plates?

A: NY
B: IL
C: MS

D: MI

A: NY

To Come Back: Describing the job it does, the Swahili name for a tick bird's "askari wa kifaru", which means what?

A: The rhino's guard
B: The giraffe's guard
C: The lion's guard

D: The zebra's guard

FA: The rhino's guard- $25K ($43K)

EPISODE RATING: 7 

"Let's Make a Deal" 11/29

No glasses for Wayne today.

R1: Joseph (dressed as Noah from Noah's Ark, I think)(BB)($700, so the other two traders each add $300 to their bankrolls)- 3-D HDTV w/ one-yr. cable plan ($4,252)
R2: NEITHER (CURTAIN #2)- DUD two-way bicycle
R3: Mary (a D.C. native who's been a long-time fan of the program) & Ashley (blue loofah)(CURTAIN #3)($1,300 each)- Five-night holiday at The Fairmont ORCHID Hawaii ($7,601)

PERFECT DEAL

Stephanie (Holy cow) plays Go For a Spin for that '13 Volkswagen Jetta. At this point, there's a game logo on top of the Q board.

Baseball & Football: FOOTBALL- YES
Swiss chocolate & Swiss cheese: SWISS CHOCOLATE- YES
Sesame Street & Wall Street: SESAME ST.- YES

ZONKS REMOVED- $100 & $2K, $4K & $5K and $3K & $400
RESULT- WIN W/ FIRST ZONK REMOVED (PD #2)!

Laura & John (a five-yr. workout couple married for two) have the honor of sitting w/ Dr. Wayne.

R1 (SB):
A: Burbury handbag ($1,695)
B: Canon EOS 7D camera ($1,999)

John: CAMERA- MATCH

R2 (BB):
A: BULL BBQ ($2,183)
B: SONY touchscreen computer ($2K)

Laura: BBQ- NO MATCH

TBR (CURTAIN #3): NO (which means they get a $500 appearance fee)- ZONKY Farms chicken noodle soup

A trip awaits in the SE if anyone wants it.

Jewelry Box: Nicole (Aphrodite)($800)- Mon Cheri heart pendant necklace ($2,928)
CURTAIN #2: NO ONE (Lemon Kool-Aid Jamie leaves w/ $1K)- Kitchen ($3,609)
SE: Robert (orange Happy Happy Hippo)- Five-night NYC trip w/ tickets to "Annie: The Musical" ($5,866)(SB in front of CURTAIN #2: Eggplant)

Let's make a Dice Duel happen.

Control R:
Josue (Hawaiian): 6
Debra (hiker): 4

THE DUEL:
J: 5/4- $1,100
D: 5/4- DZ ALREADY

D: 4/3- $400
J: 4/1- DOUBLE ($2,200)
D: 5/4- ELIMINATED

TBR (CURTAIN #3)- REJECTED ('13 Chevrolet Spark)

Clarriett (a mom trying to imitate Wayne) goes on the SB Gauntlet. As of the Sept. tapings, there's some metal added around all the smaller boxes.

RB- Dine W/ 9 chef for two ($875)
GB- Groceries for a yr. ($2,622)
BB- inmodehome.com dining room ($5,800)

PD #3

BD #47: But she won't go for the BD...because Joseph takes away a $6K five-night trip to the British Colonial Hilton Nassau.

#1- Mitsubishi Outlander ES (Std., Nav.)($25,450; I thought it was going to be a MINI Cooper)
#3- $2,723

Dennis succeeds in today's $500 QD for bringing a piece of penne pasta!

EPISODE RATING: 7

"numbNuts" 11/29

#1: Kenny (NC)(Pallet Surfer)- On a moving pallet (while it was raining during this taping), two people will crash through three wooden walls before being launched off a ramp into the water. The person who's launched the furthest into the water wins the $2.5K.

crazy Mike- 23'
Kenny- 17' (crazy Mike has just cracked $20K)

#2: Henry (TX)(Power Stilter)- While being repeatedly yanked & jerked 30' in the air, they have to pop as many paint balloons as possible in a minute.

horse- NINE (including two right at the invisible buzzer)
Henry- 12

$5K STUNT #10: Now that the weather's good, each winner has to wedge theirself in between two big pieces of wood & try to stay above the water as much as possible.

crazy Mike (because Henry won the coin toss of Heads)(for $25K)- 1:00
Henry- ABOUT :40

"Top Chef" 11/28/12

Immunity QC #3: An hour was given for the chefs to butcher a cut of beef & make something.
Guest Judge: Naomi Pomeroy

Notables:
Eliza: Grilled flank steak w/ cherry cognac reduction, asparagus & potato cake
John: Braised oxtail and potato gnocchi w/ roasted vegetables & celery
Josh: Beef meatballs w/ creamy polenta & pickled shallots
Sheldon: Kalbi round steak w/ tomato cardamom broth & fennel salad
Brooke: Grilled hanger steak w/ smoked onion figs & cauliflower puree
Tyler: Hispanic crudo w/ charred tomato sauce & cilantro radish slaw
Kristen: Top sirloin tartare w/ mustard sabayon & carpaccio salad
Micah: Oxtail polenta w/ truffled romanesco cauliflower
Carla: Sirloin medallion wrapped in bacon asiago risotto w/ marsala sauce
Stefan: Braised top round ravioli w/ marjoram & aged Parmesan
CJ: Top round tartare w/ raw juniper & kohi rabi
Chrissy: Grilled hanger steak w/ brown butter, parsley & radish salad
Lizzie: Braised foreshank w/ turnips & dill

BOTTOM THREE- Lizzie, Eliza & Tyler
WINNER- John (Runners-up: CJ & Josh)

EC #3: The crew's task was to revive the original Canlis 1950 menu. Only one would receive $10K.
GJ: Brian & Mark Canlis (restaurant co-owners)

DISHES:
Tyler: Fresh crab leg cocktail
Lizzie: Marinated herring
Josh: French Onion soup
John: Steamed clams bordelaise
Chrissy: Canlis' special salad
Brooke: Seafood salad a la Louis
Sheldon: Fresh Hawaiian Mahi Mahi
Carla: Whole milk-fed squab
Micah: Mixed veggies
Stefan: Calf's liver
Kristen: French-fried onions next to that liver
Bart: Double-cut NY steak
Josie: Gargantuan baked Idaho potato
CJ: Shish kebab w/ pilaf & Kristen's French mushrooms
Danyele: Vanilla ice cream w/ Royal Hawaiian Supreme
Eliza: Mint sherbet w/ fresh frozen Hawaiian pineapple parfait

WINNER- Kristen (Runners-up: Lizzie, Stefan & Tyler)
DEMOTED- Carla & Chrissy (Dishonorable mention; CJ & Joshua)

FIRST LCKC: In a half-hr., the four chefs were given ingredients from the same dishes that got then eliminated & could make new dishes if they wanted.

Chrissy: Canlis' special salad (Take 2)
Carla: Whole squab w/ baked tomato & morels
Kuniko: Lemongrass cream potato chowder
Jeffrey: Pan-roasted halibut w/ peas & morels

SOLE WINNER- Kuniko

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"The Challenge: Battle of the Seasons" 11/28

Challenge #9 ("Abandon Ship"): After getting off a ship, each team has to get onto a life raft & four buoys have to be pulled off from various depths in the water (25 ft., 20 ft., 15 ft. & five ft) before they can race back to shore. Each teammate's responsible for pulling off at least one buoy.

PT- San Diego (21:53)
2. Brooklyn (18:16)
3. Cancun (21:53)
LOSERS- St. Thomas (30:45)(Vegas: 28:25, including a penalty)

There was some fighting in the middle of this episode, but NO punishments were handed out.

BALLS OUT #3: St. Thomas vs. Alton & Nany

R1: Robb & Marie (14-11)
R2: Alton & Nany (13-12)
WINNERS- St. Thomas

"The X-Factor" 11/28/12

Theme of the Week: #1 Hits
Musical Guests This Week: Alicia Keys ("Brand New Me") & Josh Krajcik ("One Thing She'll Never Know")

Also, there was the world premiere of the "Scream & Shout" music video by will.i.am feat. Britney Spears.

Diamond: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston ('87)(red & white balloons fall towards the end)
Vino: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by The Righteous Brothers ('64)
Paige: "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley ('87)
Fifth Harmony: "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson ('12)
Carly: "Rollin' in the Deep" by Adele ('10)
Tate: "Somebody Like You" by Keith Urban ('02)
CeCe: "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle ('74)
Emblem3: "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees ('66)

"Survivor: Philippines" 11/28

AUCTION:

1. Breakfast
SOLD TO: Denise (ALL-IN- $500)

2. Cheese & crackers w/ wine
SOLD TO: Michael (ALL-IN)

3. Doughnuts w/ iced coffee (covered)
SOLD TO: Malcolm ($300 left)

4. Fried chicken w/ fries & ketchup (covered)
SOLD TO: Jonathan ($400 left)

5. Baked potato w/ fixings (covered)
SOLD TO: Carter ($320 left)

He then trades that away to give the entire remainder of the tribe (including himself) big bags of rice & beans.

6. Two submarine sandwiches w/ soda (covered)
SOLD TO: Lisa ($180 left)

7. Mystery advantage...which is a bye to the final rd. of the next challenge
SOLD TO: Abi-Maria (ALL-IN)

8. Veal shanks for whole tribe to eat in a minute w/ no utensils (covered)
SOLD TO: Carter ($120 left)

IC #11: The first five to move their rope through a hitching rail get to move a rope through a bamboo pole gym. The final three will run a three-tier obstacle course.

Opening Question: The Philippines consist of how many islands- about 50, about 500 or 5K+?
A: 5K+ (because Lisa & Denise both missed w/ about 500, they each have to carry 5% of their body weight)

Eliminated in R1: Lisa
Other Two in FR: Jonathan & Carter
WINNER- Abi-Maria

TC #11: By a 4-3 vote...over Denise, Penner's the next to sit on the jury.

11/28/2012 Results

LMaD: The first three envelopes have assorted clues on them & Wayne's still wearing glasses.

Allen (an elementary school teacher specializing in Math dressed as a jelly sandwich): $1,300 (_________ OF THE _________ __________)- ZONK OF THE MONTH CLUB (dead flowers for a year- SB)
Judith (a homeschooling stay-at-home mom dressed as a picnic):  E_E________O_I____ ($1K)- ELECTRONICS (BB- SAMSUNG 55" 3-D LED HDTV w/ apple tv)($3,249)
Amy (a college senior dressed as a nerd): $1,300 (17.02/61.73; the audience chanted "envelope")(CURTAIN #2)- Four-night trip to the Grand Pineapple Beach Resort in Antigua (CURTAIN #2- $5,696)

Regena plays Strike A Match (red devil) w/ a new logo for it.

1. #1: $1K
2. #15: SB
3. #17: ZONK
4. #16: $1.5K
5. #14: $1K
6. #22: $1.5K ($2.5K)
7. #7: CURTAIN #3
8. #8: $2K
9. #18: $2K ($4.5K)- STOP

$500: #5 & #8
TARGET gift card: #11 & #21
SB: #3
CURTAIN #1- #6 & #19
CURTAIN #3- #23 (that had the blue Mazda2, which wasn't described at all)

Roberta's Good/Bad News Choice in R1 (a phone company manager dressed as a dandelion): Good- YOU'LL BE ABLE TO RELAX ON THE SAND (SB
FIRST DECISION: GO ($1K)- Costa Rican Tour 

News Choice in R2: Good- IT INVOLVES MONEY (SE)
FINAL DECISION: NO- PERFECT DEAL (bounced check)

Jason (a pro poker player dressed as the King of Hearts) & Stephanie (a telemarketer dressed as a spa girl) are this morning's featured team.

Rejected by Stephanie in R1: Blue gift bag- Two Swiss Legend watches ($1,390)
Rejected by Jason in R2: BB (over 50 pounds)- PowerBlock equipment ($2,905)

FR Decisions:
Stephanie: CURTAIN #1- AjMadison pro-style gas range w/ copper cookware ($5,065)
Jason: CURTAIN #2 (fortune)- DUD Chinese food

Wayne incorrectly said after the second break that the Big Deal of the Day's worth over $23K this time. But he's right in giving Jazmine (guitar) a shot at the Chevrolet Sonic Sedan in 0 to 80. By this time in the tapings, the mph lights on the gameboard are white instead of red.

1. 40
2. 10 (50)- TURNS DOWN $500
3. 20 (70)- TURNS DOWN ONE & TWO GRAND
FINAL PICK: PD #2! (100)

Wesley's FD Decision (Popeye): CURTAIN #1- VESPA GTS 300 ($6,589)
Melissa's FD Decision (birthday girl): iPad- Home office ($3,536 total)(CURTAIN #3: Hanging giant money) 

PD #3

BD #46: An Apt. 2B living room worth $6,230 behind CURTAIN #2...is going to Wesley, so just a minimal tradedown.

#1- '13 Ford Mustang ($23,290) & VERDE black/chrome-finished wheels ($1,996)
#3- Trip to JW Marriott Palm Springs Palm Desert ($3,415)

A guy named Trinh takes off his penguin mask & pulls out a $500 staple strip! After that, Jonathan gives Rick a QD Physical Challenge- if his headband lands on the sword Eva's holding, they'll each win $200...no.

The $500 QD items for tomorrow's tapings are a 4 of Diamonds & a pocket thermometer.

Millionaire: Frankie continues his possible climb to R2.

7. When it first opened, what fast food chain's name was originally followed by the phrase "Famous Bar-B-Q"?

A: Burger King
B: McDonald's
C: Wendy's
D: Arby's

FA: Arby's- ONE & DONE (A: McDonald's)

Andrew Moore's a college student from Camden, DE.

Menu: By Definition, Birth Rights, Kid-Friendly States, Eat Your Veggies (DM), Multiple Body Parts, Truth in Fiction, Sporty Sweets, A Special Air, En Francais & Makeup Lines

1. Medically speaking, what's defined as "a diaphragmatic spasm causing a sudden inhalation & a spasmodic closure of the glottis"?

A: Burp
B: Sneeze
C: Hiccup
D: Cough

ASK THE AUDIENCE

A: 3%
B: 6%
C: 90%
D: 1%

FA: Hiccup- $15K

2. This yr., what company launched trackyourbud.com, a website that allows users to see the history of their purchase from its birth?

A: Campbell's
B: Dannon
C: Anheuser-Busch
D: General Mills

FA: A-B- $5K ($20K)

3. Because so many children are born there, what state has the lowest median age in the nation at 29.5 yrs. of age?

A: UT
B: LA
C: OK
D: FL

FIRST JUMP USED (A: UT)- $500

4. The nursery rhyme character Peter, who "...had a wife and couldn't keep her", also notably was an eater of what?

A: Turnips
B: Pumpkins
C: Tomatoes
D: Onions

FA: Pumpkins (after saying he didn't know it at first)- $50K ($70K)

5. The plural for which of these body parts is formed not by adding an S but by changing the vowels in its name?

A: Nose
B: Tooth
C: Lip
D: Cheek

FA:
Tooth- $7K ($77K)


6. A 2012 article about baby penguins who escaped from a zoo was fittingly titled "Life Imitates" what film?

A: "Finding Nemo"
B: "Shrek"
C: "Madagascar"
D: "Toy Story"

FA: "Madagascar"- $3K ($80K)

7. Which of these's an actual candy company launched by a four-time Grand Slam (tennis) winner?

A: SugarPova
B: CiliStix
C: WozniTaffy
D: WilliGums

FINAL LIFELINE USED (A: SugarPova)- $1K

8. What First Lady gave credibility to the Tuskegee Airmen when she took a brief flight w/ chief instructor C. Alfred Anderson?

A: Lou Hoover
B: Mamie Eisenhower
C: Bess Truman
D: Eleanor Roosevelt

WALKS W/ $40K (A: Roosevelt; he only ruled out Hoover & was leaning towards Eisenhower)

Expected to play last is Jill Proskin from Cross River, NY (who was in the audience a few weeks ago & is filling in for a sick contestant after receiving a phone call the night before).

Rundown:
Mixed Up, Not NASA, Get Cracking, Line 'Em Up, Really Fast food, At the Dinner Table, Semper Paratus (DM), Star-Spangled Banners, Name Game & Ghost Towns

1. Schnoodles are hybrid dogs created by breeding Poodles w/ what other type of dog?

A: Chow Chow
B: Boxer
C: Husky
D: Schnauzer

FA: Schnauzer- $500

2. Though many believe it was created by NASA, what beverage brand was actually developed by General Mills in '57?

A: V8
B: Yoo-hoo
C: Tang
D: Fresca

FA: Tang- TRIPLE

3. An educational toy for kids, Break Your Own Geodes challenges children to "Find the Hidden" what?

A: Salt
B: Oil
C: Crystals
D: Clay

FA: Crystals- $10K ($11.5K)

4. On a U.S. map, drawing a line from Tulsa to Memphis & a line from Austin to New Orleans will most closely create what typographical symbol?

A: T
B: <
C: 7
D: =

FIRST JUMP TAKEN (A: =; she would've lost w/ <)- $7K

5. Consuming 68 hot dogs & buns in 10 minutes to win his sixth consecutive Coney Island hot dog-eating contest, champion Joey Chestnut's known by what nickname?

A: Chewbacca
B: Jaws
C: Gaseous Clay
D: Sir Burpsalot

AtA

A: 39%
B: 46%
C: 7%
D: 8%

FA: Jaws- $5K ($16.5K)

Q of the Day: Now used to refer to successful movies, "blockbuster" was once WWII slang for a type of what?

A: Bomb
B: Soldier formation
C: Tank
D: Fighter plane

A: Bomb

6. A deipnosophist's a person who's very skilled at doing what at a dinner table?

A: Carving turkey
B: Pouring wine
C: Making conversation
D: Using a fork & knife

ALL LIFELINES GONE (A: Making conversation)- $3K

7. Reflecting a fear of global catastrophes, the reality show "Doomsday Bunkers" has lead to an increase of what home addition?

A: Media rooms
B: Outdoor kitchens
C: Sun rooms
D: Bomb shelters

FA: Bomb shelters- $4K ($20.5K)

To Return:
Who won a 2012 Vanity Fair poll that asked what musician should compose a new national anthem?

A: Jay-Z
B: Bruce Springsteen
C: Willie Nelson
D: Carrie Underwood

FA: Bruce Springsteen- $15K ($35.5K)

WoF: 

$1K T-U: Around the House

A / _ _ N D L _ / _ N

T _ _ / _ I _ _ _ _

Sorry, Don, I've never heard of A HANDLE ON THE DISHES.

A / C _ N D L _ / _ N

T _ _ / _ I N D O _

Sarah says A CANDLE IN THE WINDOW...that's it. The panel on this Hump Day:

Sarah Ericksen (Cary, NC)- A Weatherstone ES PTA member married to Kirk for 13 yrs. w/ two kids (Audrey & Isaac)
Steve Witkowski (Alexandria, VA; originally from Leicester, MA)- A Marine Corps Corporal stationed at Indian Head Naval Base & chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear defense specialist at Chemical Biological Incident Response Force married to Amanda w/ two Boston Terriers
Don Perillo (Bethpage, NY)- A packaging company sales manager selling heat-shrinkable packaging materials married to Christina w/ three children (Brianna, Victoria & Nicholas)

$2K T-U: Proper Name

_ N _ I _ _ A P O _ I S

_ _ _ T S

Sarah's 2-for-2 so far w/ the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS.

Tonight's Gift Tag: LobsterGram

Eggland's Best Jackpot R: What Are You Doing?

She takes a chance w/ T & it doesn't work out. Second, Steve calls an S for that prestigious MDW & a $300 N, buys an A & picks up the WC w/ a $500 R, then he's found two I's, a $300 P, three O's (all in the fourth & final word), the $450 G (at the end of the first word) & two E's to wipe out the vowels. After those are three $500 C's & a couple $800 H's...

C H E C _ I N G

_ _ / _ A I _ _

H O R O S C O P E

... & he says CHECKING MY DAILY HOROSCOPE to keep his turn & $3,650.

SOLE DUD: $900 T (Sarah)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $8,750

Current Scores:

Steve: $3,650 MDW WC/Don: $0/Sarah: $3K

Mystery R: Phrase

He starts his letter brigade this round w/ a $500 T & three A's while on FP, but he then Bankrupts out next to the sears spree to lose everything (including both pieces of cardboard). Second, Don nabs said SS w/ a $500 S, three E's & three $500 R's for the 1/2 CAR next to $900, after which are triple O's but then the sole dud vowel on the board (I). Third, Sarah puts in three N's for $1.5K & that other 1/2 CAR and an $1,100 couple of M's...

M O R E / _ _ N

T _ A N / A

_ A R R E _ / O _

M O N _ E _ S

...& says this game can at times be MORE FUN THAN A BARREL OF MONKEYS to slide into first place w/ the added 2,600 bucks. 

SOLE DUD: I (Don)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Steve

Current Scores:

Steve: $3,650/Don: NIL/Sarah: $5,600 1/2 CAR

Prize Puzzle R: Event

Don calls out a $450 T at the end of the second word out of four but secondly Loses a Turn. Second, Sarah spins her way to three N's for 21 bills, the same quantity of E's (one at the start of the solution), a $900 G at the end of that first word & his/her I's, then she decides to sacrifice her smart car opportunity...

E N _ _ _ I N G

_ _ E _ _ _ _ _ T

I N / _ E _

...& accumulates $2.5K more & will be ENJOYING BREAKFAST IN BED during her $7,800 Hotwire.com stay at The Buccaneer.

SOLE LaT: Don

Current Scores:

Steve: $3,650/Don: COAL/Sarah: $15,900 in cash & St. Croix

$3K T-U: Show Biz

_ O M A _ _ I C 

_ O M E _ _

Sarah has her T-U Sweep thanks to her own ROMANTIC COMEDY.

R4: The 80's

Getting her started are double N's for a grand, an E, the $500 T, the $300 H (completing THE as the second word) & an I, followed by the same Bankrupt to take back 13 Benjamins. Second, Steve calls for an S, but that's not there. Third, Don scoops up a $400 G (at the end of the first word of three), three O's, the $550 D to finish word #1 (DOING), the leftover A, the $700 L & that M at the beginning of the last word for the big one. Here's the board...

D O I N G / T H E

M O O N _ A L _

...& he's DOING THE MOONWALK since he's finally off the zero mark w/ $6,150.

SOLE DUD: $500 S (Steve)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sarah 

Current Scores:

Steve: $3,650/Don: $6,150/Sarah: $18,900 in cash & trip


Speed-Up: Fictional Character

Wed.'s Final Spin's worth $1,900. After three N's on Sarah's first selection of this final upfront rd....

_ _ N _ N / T _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ N

...she makes the $5,700 CONAN THE BARBARIAN solve.

SOLE DUD: S (Don)

Final Scores:

Steve: $3,650/Don: $6,150/Sarah: $24,600 in cash & vacation

GT: $34,400

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $1,800

STEVE'S SPIN ID: TS5135605 (Tracy S.)
DON'S SPIN ID: SL3846455 (Sandra L.)

Maxwell House Regular BR #50: Sarah's spun for herself & her partner the I in WIN.

Subject: Phrase

Two letters on the bottom:

_ _ _ _

_ _ L _ _ E

DMGA don't sound too bad for her calls...

_ _ G _

_ _ L _ M E

...for whoever this Wheel Watchers Club member is (as well as Sarah's friends/family), turn your TVs at HIGH VOLUME, because that '13 Audi A4's been won again! GT in cash & merchandise: $64,470, as well as $160K in the current Rebuilding Together bank!

SARAH'S SPIN ID: TB9148228 (Tamika B.)

At the end, Pat recalls about a quarter of a century ago that someone missolved the R2 puzzle as MORE FUN THAN A BARREL OF VIKINGS.

Jeopardy! Trio:
Todd Federman (Livingston, NJ)- Professor & educational consultant (Meryl was a Teen Tournament champ & is in the audience!)
Jason Shore (Plano, TX)- Medical student
CHAMP: Lucas Peterson (whose two-day cash winnings total $33,900)

Load Up the First-Rd. Board, Please:
THE OAKLAND "B"s
BEASTLY MOVIE TITLES
A LIFE IN BRIEF
MYTHOLOGICAL WORDS & PHRASES
TUESDAYS
WITH MAORIRIO

After Lucas & Jason both start out in the red, Jason's the early leader by $200 over Lucas w/ $2K; Todd has eight $100s. Just before time runs out in the rd., Jason gets the DD in the center of With Maori & has four grand to Lucas' five. Jason tries to tie this game up on this clue:

Seen before rugby games, a haka's one of these & is performed "...so that the whole body should speak".

"What is a (ceremonial) dance?"...right!

ATTEMPTED LT: $1,200
UNATTEMPTED LT: $1,400
TOTAL LT: $2,600

Now in Double J!:
ITALIAN ART
THE LANE! THE LANE!
MORTAL MATTERS
AMERICAN LITERATURE
THE ERA OF ERAS
"TIC" "TAC" "TOE"

Todd goes DDH immediately starting w/ the $800 Mortal Matter...but the first one found late in this rd. is actually caught by Jason behind the $1,600 spot within The Era of Eras w/ $18,200; he holds an $8K advantage over the champ, leaving Todd w/ $3,200. Jason goes for another two big ones.

In the 1890s, this era of economic, political & social reform in the U.S. began moving forward, as its name says.

"What is the Progressive Era?"...that was the one for $20,200; he's just $201 shy of Lock Game Territory! The last one...is also his as the final clue of the rd., the $1,600 piece of Italian Art. Currently, he has $19,400 to Lucas' $11,400 & Todd's $3,600. Jason gambles $3.5K, so to virtually put this game on ice:

From the Spring of 1508 until Oct. 1512, he painted on a scaffold w/ this "beard turned up to heaven".

"Who is Michaelangelo?"...game over!

ATTEMPTED LT: $2,800
UNATTEMPTED LT: $3,600
TOTAL DJ! LT: $6,400

Scores After DJ!:
Lucas: $11,400
Jason: $22,900 (LG)
Todd: $3,600

CORYAT SCORES:
Lucas: $11,400
Jason: $20,200
Todd: $3,600

FINAL J! TOPIC #53: Countries.

It was created in the early 1700s from two countries purchased by an Austrian prince; he named the nation for his family.

TODD:
Response: "What is Checloslov..."
Final score: $2,200


LUCAS:
Response: "What is Switzerland?" (w/ a Swiss flag above the N)
BUST (he goes home w/ $34,900)


JASON:
Response: NOTHING (that country was Lichtenberg)
Wins w/: $22,878

HHS STARS: Fat Joe, Amber Rose, DJ Khaled, Chiddy Bang, Lamarr Woodley, Vinny, Biz Markie, Lil' Duval & Method Man (CS)

Civilians:
X: Peter- Garden State Journal sports editor
O: Shay- NYC real-estate worker


G1:

1. Peter (MM): This famous prize features a depiction of three naked men embracing in a circle- what is it?
Guess: Nobel Peace Prize
A/D: DISAGREE (O)(we see a picture of that prize on the screens)
2. Shay (Vinny): According to a fitness magazine survey, what's people's pet peeve when working out in gyms?
Guess: Guys walking around naked in a bathroom
A/D: AGREE- PEOPLE NOT WIPING DOWN THE EQUIPMENT (X)
3. Peter (FJ): T or F- pole dancing's being petitioned to be the next Olympic sport.
Guess: True
A/D: AGREE (X)
4. Shay (CB): Forbes made a list of the greatest Jewish rap acts of all-time- who was #1?
Guess: The Beastie Boys
A/D (for first column block): AGREE- RIGHT (O)
5. Peter (LW): Before NBA games, LeBron James goes to the scorer's table & tosses what into the air?
Guess: The powder
A/D (for second row block): AGREE (X)
6. Shay (AR): Rihanna reportedly spends over $1M a yr. on what?
Guess: Her hair
A/D: DISAGREE- OOPS (X)
7. Peter (DJ): DJ Easy Rock's playing w/ his Easy Bake Oven. Which is one of the official foods he can make w/ it- pancake or pizza?
Guess: Pizza
A/D (for first row win): AGREE- WIN 

G2:
1. Shay (MM): If you lose your wallet, a recent study has shown that you're much more likely to get it back if you include what inside?
Guess: Baby photos
A/D: DISAGREE (X)
2. Peter (LD): TIME reports that kids reach the peak for this at 4.5 yrs. old & then goes downhill from there- what was that magazine talking about?
Guess: Cuteness
A/D: AGREE- YES INDEED (X)
3. Shay (FJ): In this organization, if you're at entry-level, you're called a Seaman- what's that organization?
Guess: Navy
A/D (for diagonal block): AGREE (O)
4. Peter (BM): Your girlfriend just waxed the hair off of her glabella- what body part is that?
Guess: "Breastesses"
A/D (to create two possible winning scenarios): DISAGREE- PLACE BETWEEN HER EYEBROWS (X)
5. Shay (Vinny- G-SPOT): What exotic car company's logo is a golden bull- Bentley or Lamborghini?
Guess: Bentley
A/D: AGREE (the audience also misses out on the Foot Action stuff)
6. Peter (AR): According to a recent survey, which would people be more willing to give up for a week- the Internet, cellphones or sex?
Guess: Sex
A/D (for second column win & shutout): AGREE- WIN

BR Row: Top
$2.5K Q #18: This sports team was the first to sell for over $2B, the most ever for a franchise- which one?

FJ: Dallas Cowboys
AR: L.A. Dodgers
DJ: Chicago Bulls

FA FOR $3.5K: Cowboys (A: Dodgers)

EPISODE RATINGS:

7: "Jeopardy!", "Let's Make a Deal", "Millionaire" & "Wheel of Fortune"
5: "Hip Hop Squares"