Monday, December 31, 2012

"Wheel of Fortune"/"Jeopardy!" 12/31/12

WoF Intro Flashback Moment #55 (11/20/98- clip from Episode 3K in Vegas): Merv discussing the casting of Vanna

The past two weeks have been absolutely crazy on the "Wheel" set- a mix of the good, great, bad & ugly. This week, we're on the log cabin set for Winter Expeditions Week.

$1K T-U: Movie Title

T H _ / B I G

_ _ _ L L

Dennis' incorrect by guessing "THE BIG THRILL".

T H _ / B I G

C _ _ L L

Jamie IDs the '83 flick "THE BIG CHILL". Their last three aired competitors of '12:

Jamie Breuklander (Hamer, SC)- A beef cattle rancher w/ her fiance; they also have horses
Morgan Pita (Palm Desert)- A counselor at Shadow Hills HS in Indio & newlywed to Christian who has an identical twin sister living in Seattle & a niece named Katie
Dennis Miller (Sunrise, FL; originally from Jamaica)- Hospital PCA & occasional volunteer

$2K T-U: Around the House

C A _ _ M _ R E

S C A _ _

Jamie has a CASHMERE SCARF for a tripler.

Featured WE: Purgatory Durango Mountain Resort Colorado ($5,125)
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Aspen Ski and Board.com
1/2 CAR of the Week: Fiesta S

Gorton's Jackpot R: Phrase (snowmobile wipe w/ snow on top of the topic strip)

_ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ / _

_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ 

Jamie: N ($500 + GT)
Morgan: 3 T's ($450), 2 E's, 3 O's, 5 B's ($550), 2 U's, I
Dennis: BANKRUPT (MDW's left side)
Jamie #2: K ($700), R ($2.5K)

B R E _ K / O U T / A

B O T T _ E / O _

B U B B _ _

She says to BREAK OUT A BOTTLE OF BUBBLY for $3,200 this rd. & $6,200 total.
 
DUDS: N (Jamie), U (Morgan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dennis
FINAL UNWON JACKPOT AMOUNT OF YR.: $9,700

Mystery R: Song Lyrics (the $10K wedge's on a ski lift background this week)

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_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _

_ _ / _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _   

Morgan: 5 N's ($900), 3 E's, 2 I's, G ($500 + 1/2 CAR next to $300), 2 R's ($500 + GT), 3 O's, P ($800), F ($700)

_ _ E _ _ N _ _ _ 

R O _ _ _ I N G / O N

_ N / O P E N / F I R E

She doesn't sing "CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE", but she solves it for $7,750 in cash & gift certificate & a slim lead.

PR

Current Scores:

Dennis:
$0/Jamie: $6,200/Morgan: $7,750 in cash & tag 1/2 CAR


Bonus Puzzle Blast from the Past #65 (9/8/04)(Phrase)(FDCO):

_ O / _ O _

_ _ L D

A: GO HOG WILD (Nick Connolly lost a Chevrolet Trailblazer LS but left w/ $41K)

P
P: Fun & Games


_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / _

_ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _

Dennis: R ($300), 2 N's ($350), 4 A's, I, G ($800), E, 2 O's (NMV), S ($700), 2 P's ($500), T ($900), W ($700), L ($500), 2 D's ($700), OTHER MDW BANKRUPT
Jamie: 2 K's ($650)

P A D D L I N G / A

T W O - P E R S O N

K A _ A K

Jamie keeps her $1,300 & could be PADDLING A TWO-PERSON KAYAK on her warm Hotwire.com trip to the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort valued at $6,515.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Dennis 

Current Scores:

Dennis: SNOWMAN/Jamie: $14,015 in cash & Aruba/Morgan: $7,750 in cash & card

$3K T-U: Thing
  
T _ W _ _ _ _ E

T _ O _ E

No response from Morgan upon buzzing in.

T R E A _ _ R E

T R O _ E

Dennis collects his $3K from a TREASURE TROVE.

R4: Event

_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ ' _

_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _

Dennis: T ($900), S ($400), N ($900)- S-U
FS: $1.5K

N _ _ / _ _ _ _ ' S

_ _ _ / _ _ _ T _

NEXT LETTERS: W, R

N _ W / _ _ _ R ' S

_ _ _ / _ _ R T _

Jamie will go to a NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY w/ three more big ones in her pockets.

Final Scores:

Dennis: $3K/Jamie: $17,015 in cash & vacation/Morgan: $7,750 in cash & tag
GT: $27,765 

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $6K

Maxwell House $100K #73 (& last one this yr.): The car on offer this week's the same one that was on set when the $100K went off for the first time this season, an Edge CUV; we've only never landed on a car envelope during Military Families Week this season. Having a fiance named J.R., Jamie spins that P.

Category: Place

Lead-offs:

_ _ _ E T

S _ _ _ R _

JAMIE'S PICKS: DMHI

_ _ I E T

S _ _ _ R _

She needed the B's &/or the U's & she won't be going to a QUIET SUBURB in an Edge.

$5K SPIN ID #66: PM0030301 

Jeopardy!:
Sarah Shemkus (Manchester, MA)- Freelance writer
Ana Peso (Wheeling, IL)- HS librarian
CHAMP: Paula Menasche ($17,200)

J! R Board:
PEOPLE ARE READING...
THAT'S SOME HOTEL!
3-SYLLABLE WORDS
1990s HISTORY
INVENTORS & INVENTIONS
NAME THE OLYMPIANS' SPORT

Sarah has gotten the DD on the $1K 3-Syllable Word w/ twice as much; Paula has $400 & Ana's $800 in the hole. Sarah makes this a TDD:

From the Latin for "road", it means to depart from the norm.

"What is deviate?"...that's it! She ends the first half w/ $4,800, followed by Paula w/ a grand & Ana cutting her debt in half. Time runs out on the final three That's Some Hotel! spots.

LT (all unattempted): $800

Post-J! R Scores:
Paula: $3,800
Ana: $2K
Sarah: $7,400

Last Regular Board This Yr.:
"MIDDLE" ENGLISH
LATIN MAMMALS
WRITERS ON FILM
WORLD WAR II
IN BETWEEN
PRESIDENT'S CLINTON HARLEM (video clues from the former President at the Clinton Foundation Headquarters)

Sarah's right on the first three Writers on Film & then a DD comes up on the $1,600 one. She puts up $4K of her $9,800:

The movie "Nora" tells of the relationship between Nora Barnacle & this writer played by Ewan McGregor.

After saying she has no idea, she tosses up a guess of "Who is Robert Burns?"...but it was James Joyce. Ana middles out a DD on WWII & has $2,800 to Sarah's $5,800 & Paula's $6,200. Ana makes a $2K gamble.

Germany launched its ill-fated invasion of The Soviet Union in June of this yr.

"What is 1942?"...one yr. too late. 

ATTEMPTED LT: $3,200
UNATTEMPTED LT: $4K
TOTAL DJ! LT: $7,200

Heading into Final:
Paula: $11K
Ana: $10,400
Sarah: $8,600

CORYAT SCORES:
Paula: $11K
Ana: $12,400
Sarah: $11,600


FJ! SUBJECT #76: Composers' Birthplaces.

The town where he was born in 1811 is now in Far Eastern Austria; when he was born, there it belonged to another country.

SARAH: "Who is (Wolfgang) Mozart?" ($3K) = $5,600
ANA: "WHO is Richard Wagner?" ($5K) = $5,400
PAULA: "Who was (Franz) Li(s)zt" ($6.5K) = $17.5K (two-day total of $34,700)


EPISODE RATINGS:

7: "Jeopardy!"
6: "Wheel"

"Family Feud" 12/31- START OF BIG MONEY TOURNAMENT

Starting this season on the "Feud", the BMT presented by the PCH Prize Patrol is upping the stakes a bit. The jackpot starts at $40K (one time, it started at $50K w/ Anderson & another time it started at $10K w/ Karn) & could grow as high as $160K. Here are the eight families from the previous two seasons selected by Steve Harvey himself to return & compete:

Calonges (who lost their sole game from last season on 10/20/11)
Hutchinsons (who lost the first aired game Steve hosted)
Joneses (whose two-day cash winnings from last seson totaled $1,705)
Rioses (who lost their sole game two seasons ago on 10/6/10; The Whitterns eventually won the $25,995 Taurus)
Ritchies (who earned $960 in their second game out of three last season; they lost their first game on an irregularity)
Speegles (whose two-day cash winnings from two seasons back totaled $1,700)
Tolberts (who fell on 11/21/11)
Wooleys (whose one-game winnings from late last season totaled $735)

The winners of this game will play the winners of Tuesday's game on Wed. in the first semi-final. Joey's intro for these episodes starts w/ "This is Joey Fatone and it's time to play 'Family Feud's" Big Money Tournament sponsored by Publishers Clearing House" (the same BMT logo on the gameboard appears at the bottom of our screens without the FF logo). On your marks, let's start this "Feud" tourney!

G1: Ritchies (New London, WI) vs. Joneses (N.O.)

R1: According to 100 married women, name something husbands do that takes the fun out of marriage. First response(s) of this event:

#1:
#2:
#3:
#4:

#5: Cheat (8- Shiela said affair)
#6:

DUD AT THE BUZZER- Sex (Arin)

Ritchies (their 89-yr.-old mom's in attendance):
Patty: Sleep- X
Joni: Watching sports/TV- #1 (34)
Marcia: They always gotta be right- XX
Norma: They fart- #6 (5)
Shiela: They're cheap- XXX

Arin Steal (for 47; she & Alexis sings the last line of our national anthem): Work too much- #3 (13)

#2: Complain/nag (15)
#4: Snore (10)


R2: Name something a lady might fall out of. At the buzz-ins:

#1: Love (54)(Patty)
#2:
#3:

#4: Chairs (8)(Alexis)

#5:
#6:
#7:

Ritchies:
Joni: Bed- #3 (11)
Marcia: Cheese (because she drew a blank)- X
Norma: $$$- XX
Shiela: Dresses- #2 (12- bras/tops also acceptable)
Patty: Shoes- T5 (3- heels also acceptable)
Joni: Shower/bath- XXX

Arin Steal #2 (for another 88): Friendships- NO

T5: Hammocks (3)
#7: Favor/grace (2)

Double: Tell me something that rhymes w/ "kick it". Easy:

#1:

#2:
#3: Pick it/picket (17)(Joni)
#4: Ticket (13)(Chauvon)
#5:


Ritchies:
Marcia: Ricket- X
Norma: Zip it- XX
Shiela: Lick it- #2 (28)
Patty: Thicket/thick it- XXX

Arin Steal #3 (for another 116 & the lead back): Stick it- #1 (30)(163)(#5: Flick it)(4)

Triple: Name something that gets soft if it gets left out too long. Important face-off:

#1:
#2: Ice cream (36)(Marcia)
#3:
#4:

BRAIN FART- Ashley

Ritchies:
Norma: Butter- #1 (41)
Shiela: Jell-O- X
Patty: Watch.
Joni: Frozen food- XXX

Arin Steal to Advance: Chocolate- ELIMINATED

#3: Cheese (8- not sure why Marcia didn't say it at the face-off since she said it earlier in this game)
#4: Banana (3)


FM:

1. According to 100 married ladies on that 1-10 scale, how tight a leash do you keep on your hubbies?
2. Name a part of the body that needs the most exercise.
3. Name something that people catch.
4. Name a part of the body that men put cologne on.
5. Name a face card in a deck of cards.

Patty:
1. 9- 8
2. Stomach- 34
3. Ball- 14
4. Neck- 45
5. Ace of Spades- DUD
TOTAL- 101

Joni:
1. 7- DUD
2. Butt- 5 (leg tied w/ stomach at the top)
3. Fish- 41
4. Arms- DUD
5. King- 55
TOTAL- 202 (JACKPOT NOW: $60K)

"The Price is Right" 12/31- BEST OF '12 SPECTACULAR

FF: Sarah Singleton, Kelli Smith, Kristen Sutton & Tess Rybowiak
IUFB #1: Pair of 64 GB iPad Minis w/ smartcovers (ceiling)

SARAH: $700/KELLI: $825/KRISTEN: $925/TESS: $800


ARP: $1,136

Kristen plays...Pick-a-Pair for...a designer handbag every week for a year worth $5,526 (Rachel & Manuela)(we hear that piano cue similar to the theme for "Sex and The City"). The most popular groceries available in this episode are eight Duracell D8 Coppertop Duralock batteries, Capzasin-HP, Selsun blue Moisturizing w/ Aloe shampoo, Folgers Classic Roast Instant Coffee Crystals, ULTA SPF 70 oil-free sunscreen & a DiGiorno Rising Crust Four Cheese Pizza.

1. DURACELL: $12.99
2. SELSUN BLUE (audience not happy): $7.99- KEEPS THAT PRICE
3. DiGORNO: $7.99- WIN!

CAPZASIN: $12.99
FOLGERS: $9.99
ULTA: $9.99

5. Ethel Kuykendall (who takes off her jacket & comes up on stage prematurely; she just turned 75)
IUFB #2: Four pairs of Gucci shades (Amber in front of CR)

Sarah: $850/Kelli: $1,101/ETHEL: $799/Tess: $1,100

ARP: $1,110


Kelli from Tracy, CA plays Switcheroo for...a FIAT 500c Gucci (Std., Nav., Sealers)(Rob). Board:

$29,2_3: FIAT
$20: Bella cake pop maker
$70: Breville panini press
$66: Four Marvel superhero spatulas
$57: Beverage jar

(Notes: There are now blue lights in the missing number squares. Also, the graphics for this PG have gotten a touch-up & Drew told the audience to shut up when they screamed at Rob.)

My Guesses:
$29,213: FIAT
$20: Bella
$70: Breville
$66: Marvel S.
$57: Beverage Jar

R1:
$29,273: FIAT
$20: Bella
$50: Breville
$16: Marvel S.
$67: Beverage Jar

TWO RIGHT

(Note: Drew nearly forgot to give Kelli her other turn.)

FA (four seconds left):
$29,213: FIAT
$50: Bella
$70: Breville
$26: Marvel S.
$67: Beverage Jar

ARPs (Rachel):
$29,213: $29,213- WIN!!!
$50: $20
$70: $70- WIN
$26: $56
$67: $67- WIN

6. Edward Irani
IUFB #3: iPod package (George's podium)

Sarah: BUCK/EDWARD: $875/Ethel: $1,100/Tess: $900

ARP: $597


Sarah gives Drew a pink wristband reminding us to spay & neuter our pets before playing Double Cross for the SAMSUNG 64" 3-D HDTV w/ two pairs of glasses (Manuela) & a five-night trip to the Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club (Rob).

#1: $2,394/$4,569
#2: $3,949/$7,456
#3: $9,497/$1,745
#4: $6,174/$4,970


PICK: #2- PERFECT FIRST HALF!

SCSD #1:
Kristen ($6,662): THREE QUARTERS
Sarah ($12,002): 15 + 30 = $.45
Kelli ($30,460): 20 + NICKEL = QUARTER

7. Dion Brooks
IUFB #4: Three pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes (Amber behind splitting sign)

DION: $555/Edward: $999/Ethel: $1,100/Tess: $1.5K

ARP: $2,625


Tess (who's wearing a blue ribbon on her yellow shirt) finishes the FF Sweep & plays Coming or Going for a kitchen (Rachel).
PICK: Going ($7,895)- GOODBYE, PS BID

8. Tricia Morell
IUFB #5: 11 pieces of Kendra Scott jewelry (Rachel & Manuela)

Dion: BUCK/Edward: $5/Ethel: $6/TRICIA: $1,800

ARP: $1,252


Ethel plays the Rat Race for maid service for a yr. (Rob), groceries for a yr. (Rob) &/or a Toyota prius c Two (Std., CMats)($20,885)(Amber).

SPs (Manuela):
Kingsford charcoal: $6 ($3.89)
Kalorik coffeemaker: $20 ($40)
weber cast aluminum grill: $200 ($210)

Rat Lane Assignments:
#1: Orange
#2: Green- CHOSEN
#3: Pink
#4: Blue
#5: Yellow


THE RACE:
Orange: GROCERIES
Green: NTL- LOSS
Pink: M. SERVICE
Blue: PRIUS
Yellow: DL  

#9: Bobby Lopez, Jr.
IUFB #6: "Star Wars" XBOX 360 package (Rachel in clam)

Dion: $651/Edward: $780/BOBBY: $650/Tricia: $550

The Bobby who just got in CR wins a $500 bonus! He then plays Freeze Frame for a six-night trip to the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel (Rob). There are only three real possibilities- $8,121, $9,811 & $9,930.

FA: $8,121- WIN!

SCSD #2:
Ethel ($1,462; first spin of $.90 was a DUD): $.80
Tess ($2,625): WINS $1K (BS: $.90)
Bobby ($9,271): 90 + DIME = WINS $1K ALSO (BS: $.80)

That Bobby has to depart w/ $10,271.

SHOWCASE #1:
Door #1- Olhausen shuffleboard & pool tables (Rob & Amber)
Door #3- '13 Ford Mustang Premium Convertible (Std., AT, Pony, Security)(Manuela on ramp)("Pay the Rent")

TESS BIDS $36K ON FURNITURE/MUSTANG SHOWCASE (ARP: $48,442)

MY BID FOR FURNITURE/MUSTANG SHOWCASE: $40,444

KRISTEN'S SHOWCASE:
Near Door #4- Six-night safari in Cape Town, South Africa courtesy of The Thornybush Collection (Manuela)
Door #2- '13 Range Rover Evoque Pure Plus 2-Door (Std., CCP, Radio, Nav.)(Rachel)(consolation prize cue)

KRISTEN BIDS $45K ON SAFARI/RANGE ROVER E. SHOWCASE- LOSS (ARP: $66,996)

MY BID FOR SAFARI/RANGE ROVER E. SHOWCASE: $70,070

Tess' GT in cash/stuff: $52,067.

TODAY'S PG RESULTS- 4-2
TOTAL WINNINGS- $112,924- S-H

EPISODE RATING: 8

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Next Week in Game Shows: Dec. 31, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013

As we end another yr. & begin another:

-"Redneck Island" closes up its second season.

-"The Biggest Loser" returns to NBC!

-The expected return of the "Family Feud" Big Money Tournament!

Also, find out if "Jeopardy!" has yet another long-running champion on this particular week & more next time on GSK.

The Week in Review: Dec. 24-30, 2012

Player of the Week:
WINNER: Cindy Kling ($147K)("Wheel of Fortune")
RUNNER-UP: Kris Hamilton ($62,301 as three-day champ)("Jeopardy!")
3RD PLACE: Beth Vencill ($46,795)("WoF")

LAST PLAYER OF THE MONTH IN '12- Tate Stevens ("The X-Factor")

"Sugar Dome" 12/30

Sweet Silver Wings: Sandy Rios-Monsante (CA), Briea Nathan (a 21-yr.-old SA who's won three gold medals) & Kristin Burke (costume designer)
Simply Sweet: Veronique De Groot (CA), Santosh Tiptur (SA) & Jeff Pace (CD)
3 to Tango: Vinny Garcia (CA), Alex Sanoke (SA) & Ariel Bradley (CD)

THEME: "The Wizard of Oz"
GJ: Randall Christensen (Emmy-winning CD for shows like "dancing with the stars")

TWISTS:
1. Make a new inhabitant of Oz
2. Make a treat inspired by a homemade dessert
3. Make one character fly

TREATS:
3tT: Cherry pie lollipops
SS: Small dark chocolate brownies w/ smoked salted caramel
SSW: Almond streusel w/ a ganache featuring fresh bananas & white chocolate


FIRST ELIMINATED DUE TO THEIR ORIGINAL DISPLAY CRASHING TOWARDS THE END OF THE MAKING TIME- SSW
WINNERS- SS

"Family Game Night" 12/30- '12 FINALE (EPISODE 309)

bop it! boptagon: Makayla & Tanya (Chino) vs. Miguel & Yvonne (NY)

Makayla- 13
Miguel- 10
Tanya- DOUBLE (26)
Yvonne- NEW ONE-TURN RECORD OF 16! (26)

TIEBREAKER TIMES:
Makayla- :01 (whack-it)
Miguel- :02 (squeeze-it)

PRIZES- Skydiving in vertical wind tunnel, sbyke, JumpSport & TRAMP its

CCCCs:
Makayla: #7- BGO
Miguel: #4- OYR

Operation: Dylan, Layden, Lorraine & Harvey (NY)

(Note: This was the last taped episode w/ "GIFT CARD" lit on the gameboard.)

R1:
Lorraine: CHIP- YES
Dylan: WATER ON THE KNEE (originally the butterfly)- YES
Layden: HORSE- BUZZ

THE ROLLS:
Dylan- PHONE FINGER
Layden- MISS ($700)
Lorraine- BELL ($1,700)

Dylan's CCCC: #5- BRO

Twister LIGHTS OUT: Rylie, Brennan (5th Grader), Christina & Joe vs. Natalie, Cade (6th Grader), Mary & Reid

R1 EO: Rylie (she moved her right foot instead of her left one on red)...& Brennan
R2 EO: Christina...Mary & Joe

PRIZES- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Celebrity VIP experience, Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets & $250 for souvenirs

(Note: There was an error in this game that didn't affect anything.)

CCCCs:
Natalie: #3- BYR
Rylie: #2- OGR

BATTLESHIP: Tara, Nick & Jenny (NC) vs. Aliza, Reign & Perita (originally from MD)

GT: A4 (Nick said "Alabama 4")- NO
YT: B1- NO
GT: D4 (Tara said "Dog 4")- SUB (D3-D5)
YT: C5- NO
GT: B3- CRUISER (B3 & C3)
YT: A2- SUB (A1-A3)
GT: E2 (Nick said "Equestria 2")- BATTLESHIP (Other Cruisers: A5 & B5 and D1 & E1)

PRIZES- Tickets to Catalina Island, Airship Venture ride & instax camera

CCCCs:
Tara: #6- GBR
Aliza: #1- YRG

CC #15:
GT- LOCK
Team Rylie- OPEN

MCCR #15:

Brennan: Hat

(HRSE)(DOGG)(SFBD)(WLBW)
(IRON)(TBLE)(SKBD)(SBLL)
(SODA)(PTZL)(PLNE)(BOOT)
(CNON)(CPNE)($750)(HMGR)

Rylie: Plane

(HRSE)(DOGG)(SFBD)(WLBW)
(IRON)(TBLE)(SKBD)(SBLL)
(SODA)(PTZL)(1000)(BOOT)
(CNON)(CPNE)($750)(HMBR)

Brennan: Skateboard

(HRSE)(DOGG)(SFBD)(WLBW)
(IRON)(TBLE)(1000)(SBLL)
(SODA)(PTZL)(1000)(BOOT)
(CNON)(CPNE)($750)(HMBR)

Rylie: Surfboard (completing that third column)

(JAIL)(JAIL)(JAIL)(WIN!)
(IRON)(TBLE)(1000)(SBLL)
(SODA)(PTZL)(1000)(SBLL)
(CNON)(CPNE)($750)(HMBR)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

12/29 Quick News & Notes

-Frank Nicotero has joined the "OH SIT!" commentary booth.
-Zac Posen will replace Michael Kors as a regular judge on "project RUNWAY" starting on Jan. 24th, when a "Teams" season begins (but there will still be only one solo winner at the end).
-Britney Spears may not return as a judge on "The X-Factor" next season.
-Jessica Simpson had to suspend her current Weight Watchers diet due to being pregnant for her second child.
-After "Killer Karaoke" ends its (initial) run, "Guinness World Records Gone Wild" will take over its timeslot & will be hosted by Dan Cortese.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"Redneck Island" 12/29- '12 FINALE

SS Challenge #7: They have a half-hr. to take the supplies out of a Ford F-Series 4X4 Off-Road Racing four-door truck & set up a campsite that's similar to the one Steve built; only one redneck can be at Steve's campsite at any time. If their campsite's identical enough to Steve's at the end, they'll win everything from his camp.
RESULT- LOSS

The Reckoning #8 ("Human Coozy"): They have to hang onto a tallboy over the water for as long as possible.
EO: Eliza (about two min.), Justin (2:35), Donna, Heather & Nick- WADE WINS

VOTE-OFF #8: Nick receives the first two beer ballots...& then the last two to miss out on next week's two-hr. finale; the other two in the middle went to Justin.

Friday, December 28, 2012

12/28 Quick News & Notes

-It appears that the Big Money Tournament shows on "Family Feud" presented by PCH will begin airing on New Yr.'s Eve.
-Footage of this week's $100K win was seen in this week's "WoF" promo; it also revealed a possible puzzle being thrown out out from tonight's telecast.
-Verizon is currently in a carriage dispute w/ the Local TV stations, as is Cablevision w/ the VIACOM cable networks. Both have a current deadline of New Yr.'s Eve.
-Soon-to-be new "The Voice" judge/mentor Shakira's pregnant.
-OWN's "Super Saver Showdown" will return next week & is set to air Wednesdays at 9 PM.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"Killer Karaoke" 12/28

R1: Betsy Matz (a tour guide from D.C.) vs. Gage Maverick (a lifeguard from Houston)

Betsy ("Head Case"): "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow ('78)
Gage ("Shock Therapy"): "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone ('81)
WINNER- Gage

R2: Patrice Harris (a worldwide performer & stay-at-home mom coming from St. Louis; she was in France for eight months) vs. Alaina Crabtree (a former cheerleader from Phoenix whose mom's in the audience; her mom also turns out to be her manager)

Patrice ("Big Stank"): "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle ('75)
Alaina ("Swamp Swing"): "Undo It" by Carrie Underwood ('10)
WINNER- Patrice

R3: Adam Slemon (a martial arts teacher from Providence, RI) vs. Anton Bolden (a limo salesman from Little Rock)


Adam ("Bite Club"): "Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton ('52; later re-done in '56 by Elvis Presley)
Anton ("Cactus Maze"): "For Once in My Life" by Stevie Wonder ('68)
WINNER- Anton

FS SONG #4: "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf ('68)

FIRST ELIMINATED- Patrice
WINNER- Anton ($7,800, for a total of $8,100)

12/28/2012 Results

TPiR: Today's Showcase Round pits 82-yr.-old Berniece Bagwell (the last called-down player today who became the third aired $26K winner of the season!) against Scott Plines (who came on down first). One Showcase this morning features an appearance by Miss America.

CAVES SHOWCASE:
Door #4- Six-night trip to the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites in Roswell, NM (Amber; features the Carlsbad Caverns)
Door #3- BREW CAVE (Manuela)
Door #1- Six-night holiday in Italy (Rachel)

SCOTT BIDS 21 G'S ON TRIPS/BREW CAVE SHOWCASE (ARP: $23,261)(Diff.: $2,261)(I thought beer/wine caves were supposed to be super-expensive)

MY BID FOR CAVES SHOWCASE: $33,333

BERNIECE'S LAURA KAEPPELER SHOWCASE (Door #2):
Left- Five-night trip to planet hollywood w/ a chance to attend the '13 M.A. pageant (Laura)
Inside- Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Convertible (Std., AT, Cover, RS, Mat, Tire/Wheel)(Amber on turntable)("Pay the Rent")

BERNIECE BIDS $32K ON TRIP/CAMARO SHOWCASE- LOSS (ARP: $43,850)(Diff.: $11,850)

MY BID FOR M.A. SHOWCASE: $39,395

Berniece could've been the biggest winner of the season, but she still tops this episode w/ $26,999 in cash & prizes; Scott's total winnings after the Showcase are a S-L $24,004.

Full TPiRecap

WoF Intro Flashback Moment #54 (1/14/02): Pat & Vanna drove a New Orleans-style Villager golf cart into the studio from the left side of the puzzleboard & just barely wrecked it into the bottom of the board

$1K T-U: Quotation

_ O W / _ _ _ H E R !

N O W / _ A N C _ _ !

Robyn solves the first four words of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" w/ about a second left, "NOW DASHER! NOW DANCER!", to strike gold first amongst these Friday folks:

Robyn Martini (Pen Argyl, PA)- A tri-county human services organization worker whose mom Janet just turned 80 & has a 14-yr.-old son
Cindy Kling (Snohomish, WA)- An instructor for those workers dealing w/ large airplanes married to John for 34 yrs. & has two children (David & Emily) & a grandchild named Kiptyn
Wil Begley (Canal Winchester in Southeast Columbus, OH)- A customer sales rep at a bank who just got married to Dara & wants to open a new coffee shop

$2K T-U: Fun & Games

_ _ R S T / _ O W N

A N D / T E N

Wil IDs the football phrase FIRST DOWN AND TEN.

Featured Trip: Hawks Cay ($5K)

simple green Jackpot R: Occupation

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Wil: 4 T's ($300), E, N ($500 + FL TRIP), 3 A's, 3 N's ($700), O, I (FP- NMV), BANKRUPT (next to $650)
Robyn: P ($2.5K)

P A R _ I N _ / _ O T

A T T E N _ A N T

She retains control & the $2.5K she just accumulated once she looks at a PARKING LOT ATTENDANT.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Wil
FINAL UNCLAIMED JACKPOT THIS WEEK: $9.5K

Current Scores:

Cindy: $0/Wil: $2K/Robyn: $3.5K

(The last holiday greeting, at least for this week, comes from the stage crew.)

Mystery R: Show Biz

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Robyn: 3 T's ($900), 3 N's ($300), E, 2 A's, D ($400), 4 O's, L (MW next to LaT) & RISKS...BANKRUPT
Cindy: P ($450), S ($550), 2 U's, 3 I's (NMV), 3 R's ($500 on FP)

O R I _ I N A L

_ O T I O N

P I _ T U R E

S O U N D T R A _ _

ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK is the correct response to put Cindy on the board w/ the $2K & give her the right to start a big rd.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Robyn

Current Scores:

Cindy: $2K/Wil: $2K/Robyn: $3.5K

Bonus Puzzle Blast from the Past #64 (11/4/94 from Dallas' Fair Park)(Phrase)(Bree called MYDA):

L _ / A N D

_ E _ _ L D

A: LO AND BEHOLD (unsolved for a $20K Harvest Annuity, which was lost all four times it was chosen that week, especially on Halloween of that yr. even though A-ARD out of AWARD was revealed; the two cars offered that week were a Ford truck & an Explorer 4WD)

Prize Puzzle R: Phrase

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Cindy: 2 S's ($400), H ($700), E, R ($900)
Wil: 2 N's ($300), 2 I's, 2 L's ($500 + WC), A, 2 T's ($3.5K + uses WC), 2 G's, 2 M's ($500 & 1/2 CAR next to $300)

L E T ' S / G _ / _ N

A / M _ _ N L I G H T

S _ I M

Since he says "LET'S GO ON A MOONLIGHT SWIM", he can take his additional $16,100 to The Westin Maui Resort & Spa Ka'anapali, a bookit.com trip worth $6,172.

SOLE DUD: R (Cindy)

Current Scores:

Cindy: $2K/Wil: $24,272 in cash & HI/Robyn: $3.5K


$3K T-U: Place

O _ E - _ A Y

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Cindy crosses the ONE-WAY STREET to go to five biggies.

S-U: What Are You Doing?
FS: $6K!

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LETTER SELECTIONS: N, R, G, T, S, M, Y, I, H

_ _ L L _ _ T I N G / M Y

T H _ _ G H T S

COLLECTING MY THOUGHTS on big money will be...Cindy for $42K! Everyone else had $18K each left behind.

SOLE DUD: R (Wil)

Final Scores:

Cindy: $47K/Wil: $24,272 in cash & flying/Robyn: $3.5K
GT: $74,772- S-H!

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $12,300 in cash & FL

(Note: Robyn kinda looked like Amy Poehler in the face.)

Maxwell House $100K BR #72: Cindy has to take that P.

Category: Phrase

The usual assistance from the get-go:

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CINDY'S PICKS: DBPA

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WE HEARD YOU, Cindy! This is the second Fri. episode in a row we had a maingame winner be the biggest winner of the week regardless of their eventual BR outcome. Last week, we didn't want the 100 big ones to be in the spun envelope, but obviously, we all want to see it right now in the "Klings" of Pat. Is she the second-highest "Wheel" winner of all-time at $147K?...










































































































































































































































































































...SHE SURE IS- LET THE CONFETTI & STREAMERS LOOSE!!!!!!!!

$5K SPIN ID #65: JG0021410

VB: NEW 2ND-HIGHEST "WHEEL" WINNER!

After we tell you that $180K's in the current bank for Rebuilding Together, Pat takes off his jacket just before the closing credits. All told on another memorable "Wheel" week, $377,702 in cash & stuff was awarded, also a new S-H!

(Final notes: I didn't notice the maingame record spoilers from last week, but I did notice the ones for tonight; the same went for the $1M win. Also, Jim has said "Money needs no introduction..." for each of the three $100K wins to date in S30.)

Jeopardy!:
Sandip Amin (originally from Madison, IL)- Finance manager
Paula Menasche (Coral Gables, FL)- HS Social Studies teacher
NEW QUEEN OF THE HILL: Nichole Mancone ($21,100)

Fri.'s Category Feast:
HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
LETTERS, WE GET LETTERS (they don't do the "CBS Mail Bag" on "Late Show with David Letterman" anymore)
SELF-HELP BOOKS
ACTORS & THEIR ROLES (two characters per answer)
TRANS"PO"TATION
U.S. CITIES

Nichole's in LGT herself w/ $5,200, followed by Paula's $1K & Sandip's $400. After responding right on the middle Holidays & Observances clue, Nichole w/ $5,800 snatches the DD from its $800 spot; Sandip's at the $1K level & Paula's slightly dropped to $600. Nichole makes this a $2K clue:

At the beginning of each term, Supreme Court Justices work one week, then get Mon. off for this.

"What is Columbus Day?"...that just boosted her to $7,800! She's still sitting pretty to the tune of $10,800; Paula's a distant second place w/ $1,200 & the third-place advantage belongs to Sandip now w/ eight $100s.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $800 (Self-Help Books)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2,800
TOTAL LT: $3,600

Another Half-Dozen Category Menu:
I LOVE "L.A."
ITALIAN HISTORY
SOUND THE TRUMPET
WHAT DEGREE DID THEY GET?
VAN GOGH
STARRY NIGHT

Once Van Gogh's cleared out, Sandip goes DDH starting on the $800 "L.A." block...& has one of 'em from the $1,600 Italian History square; he's got $3,600 in the till, is $1,200 ahead of Paula for second & is $6K off the lead. He's going for the whole kit & kaboodle on this one:

The Etruscans' territory extended roughly South to this river, where the hero Horatius stopped them at the bridge.

"What is The Rubicon?"...another Jeep trim mentioned in this game (the first one was Overland), but this one's NOT right; it was the Tiber River. W/ approximately one min. to go in this rd. of play...the last one this week is found by Paula midway in Starry Night w/ $7,600; she has an $8K deficit between her & the champ, whereas Sandip's $400 in negative territory. Paula bets a G.

Other than The Sun, the first star surface directly photographed was Betelgeuse, the shoulder of this constellation.

"What is Orion?"...cue its motion picture logo theme- that's right. No more time for the three least valuable answers about Italian History, nor from Sandip in this match- -$400's his final score.

ATTEMPTED LT: $2,800
UNATTEMPTED LT: $9,200
TOTAL DJ! LT: $12K

Heads' Up FJ! $$$ Count:
Nichole: $17,200
Paula: $8,600

CORYAT SCORES:
Nichole: $16K
Paula: $8,800
Sandip: $3,200

FJ! CATEGORY #75: American Authors.

In 1886, he wrote "My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water".

Paula's last Q in the game was "Who was Mark Twain?"...she doubles up...Nichole missed w/ Henry David Thoreau...& BLOWS THE CO-CHAMP BID BY GIVING UP $5K. That sends Nichole home w/ $23,100.

Current ToC Leaderboard:
1. Jason Keller: 9 wins, $215,900
2. Keith Whitener: 7 wins, $148,597
3. Stephanie Jass: 7 wins, $149,570
4. Joel Pool: 6 wins, $117,800
5. Dave Leach: 6 wins, $100,054
6. David Menchaca: 5 wins, $116,503
7. Paul Nelson: 5 wins, $56,900
8. Jason Shore: 4 wins, $87,200
9. David Gard: 4 wins, $85,700
10. Dan McShane: 4 wins, $64,001
11. Patrick Morrison: 3 wins, $82,701
12. Francis Lansagan: 3 wins, $80,401

EPISODE RATINGS:

10: "Wheel of Fortune"
6: Everything else

Thursday, December 27, 2012

"project RUNWAY: All-Stars" 12/27

CHALLENGE #9: Create a "wow" ready-to-wear look for Elie Tahari (who acts as a Guest Judge this week) that makes a profit. The winning dress will be sold & proceeds will go to the Save the Garment Center.
Other GJ: Stacy Keibler

(Note: In the middle of this challenge, each designer saw a video message from a loved one.)

ORDER:
1. Anthony
2. Joshua
3. Emilio
4. Ivy
5. Uli

WINNER- Anthony (Runner-up: Uli)
OUT- Ivy (Dishonorable mention: Joshua)

"The NEWLYWED Game" 12/27

G1:
Vinnie & Gina (he's a former pro wrestler)
Mario & Kristin (who enjoy going to Renaissance fairs together)
Shoun & Debra (he's a director, she's an actress)

R1:
1. Besides your wedding day & today, where do you say your wife was going the last time she insisted on dressing you?
2. What do you say goes through her mind when she gives you the silent treatment- "Oh no, I'm in the doghouse again", "Makeup sex, here we come" or "Finally, some peace & quiet"?
3. In the early stages of a relationship, men often woo women w/ flowers & gifts, but what do you say was the first gift she ever gave to you?

V & G:
1. Awake- WINE TASTING PLACE
2. "Oh no..."- "OH NO..." (5)
3. Coffee & cake- SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY

M & K:
1. July 4th BBQ- REHEARSING FOR THIS SHOW
2. "Finally..."- "FINALLY..." (5)
3. Their daughter- CONCERT TICKETS FOR HIS BIRTHDAY

S & D:

1. Their anniversary- GOING TO THEATER MIDTOWN
2. "Oh no..."- "OH NO..." (5)
3. Wedding ring- A CARD & A BOOK

SH: Caravan.com

R2:
1. When you first met your husband, what was the snap judgement you said you made about him that later turned out to be totally wrong?
2. If you had attended the same high school, did you say he was in the same group of friends, in totally opposite cliques or all over each other from day one?
3. "The most spontaneous moment of our lovelife so far was definitely when we __________________."
BQ: If you could change one thing about her grooming routine, what did she say he would make you do more of?

G & V:

1. He had a motive- WANTING BOTH MONEY & SEX (15)
2. Same- ALL OVER
3. Made whoopee in the hallway of the house- KISSED
B: Tan- EASY UP ON HIS COLOGNE

K & M:
1. He was a player- HE'S SHY
2. Same- SAME (15)
3. Made love for the first time- THE TIME WHEN WE SUDDENLY DECIDED TO REMADE A CERTAIN (BIOGRAPHIC) MOVIE
B: Shower more- SHOWER MORE OFTEN (40)

D & S:
1. It was all physical- HE JUST WANTED HER FOR SEX (15)
2. Cliques- CLIQUES (25)
3. Made love for the first time- MET
B: Scrub his heels- CHANGE HIS UNDIES

CP: Cofeemaker/hot water system

G2:
Rob & Julie (she's a Broadway performer & their first child's due this month)
Jorge & Denise (she makes him feel like a piece of meat whey they have roleplay in the bedroom)
Michael & Shawn (she calls herself a panther instead of a cougar)

R1:
1. At which stage of your life were you the chubbiest- toddler, freshman in college or now?
2. If you were bragging to your buddies about her, what's the one thing you say she'd most want you to brag about?
3. "All couples disagree from time to time, but the one topic my wife & I never agree on is ______________."

R & J:
1. Toddler- TODDLER (5)
2. Her optimistic attitude about life- HER TALENTS/SINGING
3. My timeliness issue- TIME (10)

J & D:
1. Now- TODDLER (she never would've said that, because she also said college)
2. Her cooking- HER COOKING (5)

3. Her lateness- TIME (10)

M & S:
1. Now- NOW (5)
2. Her butt- HER BUTT (10)
3. Not helping around the house- DRIVING (because she says she stinks at it)

SH: Windjammer Landing

R2:
1. "The bravest & most adventurous thing I've seen my husband do since we've been married is _____________________."
2. Couples often end up sharing each other's habits, good or bad- what do you say has rubbed up on you?
3. You can't trust your gut 100% of the time- what was the one thing you say your gut told about him on your first date that turned out to be false?
BQ: If he wrote a romantic trilogy about your relationship w/ your wife from its beginning until now, which of the three books would you say has the hottest action?

J & R:

1. A photography stakeout- KILLING A BUG DURING A STORMY DAY
2. Watching sports- WATCHES MORE SPORTS (20)
3. His intensity- BEING AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS PROWESS AS A SINGLE MAN
B: #1- #1 (45)

D & J:
1. Kill a spider without screaming- TAKING CARE OF HIS NIECES
2. Watching TV for hrs.- WATCHING FOOTBALL
3. He's super romantic- SHE HOOKED HIM IN
B: #1- #1 (35)

S & M:
1. Step in & defend me in an argument- TAKING CARE OF HIS SON
2. Being a slob- EATING
3. He's always respectful- BEING CLEAN
B: #1- #1 (35)

CP: Coffeemaker/hot water system

G3 (all three of these duos are pregnant):
Mike & Susie
Matt & Emily (her baby was due in about a month, the same time as Susie's boy)
Abdul & Monique (she was eight months pregnant)

R1:
1. You know the expression "Happy wife, happy life", so tell me what do you say was the last thing you do for her that made her very happy?
2. According to you, if we asked Goldilocks about the timing of your engagement, would she say it was way too soon, too late or just right?
3. "Despite what she thinks, the most beautiful thing about my wife being pregnant is the way she ___________________."


M & S:
1. Brought home cupcakes- HE BROUGHT HER HOME CUPCAKES A FEW NIGHTS AGO (5)
2. Right- RIGHT (10)
3. Bakes- LOOKS W/ HER BELLY UP

M & E:
1. Cleaned the house- SAND THE BAR IN THE BABY'S ROOM
2. Right- RIGHT (5)
3. Smiles at me- LOOKS NAKED

A & M:
1. Cooked for everyone on Mother's Day- JUST SEEING HIM COME BACK TRAVELING FROM KOREA
2. Right- RIGHT (5)
3. Sleeps- LOOKS NUDE

SH: Caravan.com

R2:
1. "The first time my husband really impressed me during our relationship is when he ___________________."
2. Lions roar, giraffes grunt & doves moan- so which of these do you say he sounds like the most when he acts like an animal?
3. Being pregnant's obviously a big lifestyle change for your wife, but what do you say was the biggest lifestyle change it's caused for him?
BQ: Even when you're stubborn about something, what would you say all you had to do before you completely give in?

S & M:
1. Took me out on our first date- BROUGHT HOME CUPCAKES
2. Doves- DOVES (20)
3. More mess- SHE'S NOT AS QUICK TO GET UP & COMPLAINS
B: Smile- BE PATIENT

E & M:
1. Interacted w/ his friends at a wedding- CALLED HER AFTER THE FIRST DATE
2. Lions- LIONS (15)
3. Lack of sex drive- SEX (25)
B: Take his hand & start rubbing- KISS HER

M & A:
1. Presented himself at work- TOOK ME OUT OF THE COUNTRY
2. Lions- LIONS (15)
3. Lack of sex drive- SEX (25)
B: Smile- HUG HER

SD #5:
M & E: 35
A & M: 40

CP: SHOEbuy.com

G4:
Jermain & Nicole (he proposed to her while she was studying in Switzerland)
John & Tracey (she banned him from their kitchen because he typically burns the food)
Damien & Kara (he blow dries his own body after bathing/showering)

R1:
1. A sense of humor's so important in a marriage, but we ask you to tell us something that happened between the two of you that still has some cracking up today.
2. What fruit do you say comes to mind when looking at the shape of her body?
3. "In marriage, you're supposed to depend on each other, but my wife's totally dependent on me for _______________________."

J & N:
1. A college party that didn't end too well- A STRANGER TOUCHED HER BOOTY AT A BAR
2. Peach- PEAR
3. Cleaning- TAKING CARE OF THE FINANCES

J & T:
1. The amount of time she got rear-ended- BOTH ENDING UP IN THE BED AFTER SPENDING TIME IN HER DAD'S HOT TUB
2. Watermelon- WATERMELON (5)
3. Laundry- $$$

D & K:
1. She fell in high heels- HER FALLING DOWN THE DRIVEWAY AT THEIR IN-LAWS' HOUSE & HITTING HIS HEAD IN BETWEEN TWO CARS FOLLOWING THEIR FRIENDS' WEDDING (5)
2. Pear- APPLE
3. Bills- CLEANING UP AFTER HERSELF

SH: STONEFIELD Estate Villa Resort & Spa

R2:
1. If your husbands are what they eat, when was the last time you said you ate jerk chicken?
2. Sometimes Sherri & Sal like to live on the edge, so tell us what you say was the most dangerous thing you've ever done w/ him.
3. "If he's not already having it now, I am convinced my husband would like to have a full-on bromance w/ his friend __________."
BQ: We all have our guilty pleasures, but what do you say is his one pleasure that makes you feel the most guilty?

N & J:
1. Planning their wedding- THEIR LAST ARGUMENT
2. Jet skiing- HANG/SWING GLIDING
3. Jay- JAY (10)
B: Eating Blue Bell Ice Cream (Outback Steakhouse used to include that in their desserts)- GOLFING (leaving her home for 4-5 hrs.)

T & J:
1. Playing his video games- TWO DAYS AGO WHILE HE WAS PLAYING VIDEO GAMES (15)
2. Getting it on in the hot tub- GOING DUNE BUGGYING IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
3. Casey- CASEY (25)
B: Video games- VIDEO GAMES (50)

K & D:
1. His spending in the last 48 hrs.- YESTERDAY BECAUSE HE GOT A HAIRCUT & WASN'T SUPPOSED TO SPEND ANYTHING ON IT (15)
2. Parasailing- PARASAILING (25)
3. Ryan- RYAN (35)
B: Records- BIKE RIDING TO THE GYM

CP: SHOEbuy.com

EPISODE RATINGS:

9 PM: 6
Other three episodes: 7 each