Thursday, February 28, 2013

FOX Programming News

-As you may know by now, SBG & DirecTV have reached a new carriage agreement, so we will continue to recap the FOX shows in the near future.
-The next "American Idol" grand finale will air on May 16th.
-Wayne Brady will be a guest judge on "SO YOU THINK YOU CAN dance" this season, which begins its 10th season on May 14th.
-"MasterChef" has its next U.S. season begin on May 22nd.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"King of the Nerds" 2/28

NW #7: In each of the three rds., the nerds have to write down how many sheets of glass they think an object will drop through. For every pane of glass away from the actual answer, s/he will lose one point.

R1 (14-ft. tower w/ six-lb. ball):
Celeste: FOUR
Danielle: FIVE
Genevieve: FOUR
Ivan: FIVE
Moogega: THREE

R2 (eight-lb. ball suspended above 76-in. tower):
Celeste: THREE (-2)
Danielle: TWO (2)
Genevieve: THREE (-2)
Ivan: THREE
Moogega: TWO (-1)

FR (15-lb. stuffed pig above another 76-in. tower; getting this calculation on the nose adds two points):

Celeste: FIVE 
Danielle: FOUR (1)
Genevieve: FIVE
Ivan: SIX (-1)
Moogega: THREE (-3)

N-O #7: Moogega (& she even voted for herself) vs. Genevieve (Danielle put her in)
GAME: Their objective's to build a freestanding 10-ft. tower of toys & games. If neither succeeds, whoever has the taller acceptable tower will win.
WINNER- Genevieve (7.5-7)

"project RUNWAY" 2/28/13

CHALLENGE #6: Fashionable looks for mature clients.
mood Budget of the Week: $200
GJ: Rachel Roy (filling in for Zac) and Joan & Melissa Rivers

RUNWAY SONG CHOICE: "Forever Young" by Alphaville

RUNWAY ORDER: 
1. Michelle, Layana & Patricia (Joan, Sue & Beatrice)
2. Stanley & Richard (Deborah & Iris)
3. Tu & Kate (Bonnie Lee & Sheryl)
4. Samantha & Daniel (Patricia & Susan)
5. Benjamin & Amanda (Holly & Rosily)

WINNER- Stanley
ELIMINATED- Benjamin

"American Idol" 2/28- SD ROUNDS IN VEGAS END

1. Mathenee: "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Presley ('68)
2. Gurpreet: "Nothing Ever Hurt Like You" by James Morrison ('08)
3. Vincent: "'Cause I Love You" by Lenny Williams ('78)
4. Nick: "Say Something Now" by J. Morrison ('11)
5. Josh: "Better With You" (original song)
6. David: "Fever" by Little Willie John ('56)
7. Bryant: "New York State of Mind" by Billy Joel ('76)
8. Burnell: "This Time" by John Legend ('08)
9. Lazaro: "Tonight I Wanna Cry"
10. Cortez: "Titanium"

OUT- Mathenee, Gurpreet, Josh, David & Bryant

"Family Feud" 11/22

MATCH-UP: Sowells (Louisville) vs. Majors ($935)

R1: Name a reason a man can't look a woman in the eye:

#1:
#2: Guilty/cheating (20)(Wanda)
#3:
#4: Shy/intimidated (13)(Becky)
#5:


Sowells:
Tasha (a UPS trainer w/ a 12-yr.-old son who stands 5'5" & weighs about 90 lbs.): Lied- #1 (42)
Renee (pharmaceutical sales rep): Blind- X
Estill (transportation co. quality manager): He failed to perform in bed- XX
Khris: He's looking at the boobs- T3 (13)
Wanda: He's on the run/wanted/criminal- XXX

Becky Steal (for 88): He's about to break up w/ her- NO (BA: Too short/tall)(7)

R2: Name a personal Q that offend a woman but wouldn't offend a man:

#1: "How old are you?" (37)(Lauren)
#2:

#3:
#4:


Majors:
Noni: "How much do you weigh?"- #2 (35)
Amanda: "How much did you pay for that/something?"- X
Mimi: "How old were you when your children were born?"- XX
Becky: "How much $$$ do you make?"- XXX

Wanda Steal (for another 72): "How many sexual partners?"- #3 (20)(160)(BA: "Is that a mustache?")(2)

Double: Name a slang term for dying:

#1:
#2:
#3: Pass(ing) away (4)(Renee)
#4:
#5:

DUD- GTS (go to sleep)(Noni)

Sowells:
Estill: Croak(ing)- #1 (34)
Khris: Meeting your maker- X
Wanda: Going home- XX
Tasha: Kick(ing) the bucket- #2 (25)
Renee: Perish- XXX

Becky Steal #2 (for 126): Bite/biting the dust- BA (3)(Other BA: Expiring)(3)

Triple: Name something you routinely fall asleep while doing:


#1:
#2: Reading (31)(Amanda)
#3:
#4:

DUD- Sex (Estill)

Majors:
Mimi: Watching TV/movies- #1 (58)
Becky: Playing on iPad/computer- X
Lauren: Taking a bath- XX
Noni: Saying your prayers- XXX

Wanda Steal for Win: Riding in a car- COUNTS AS DRIVING (2)(Other BA: Listening to music)(2)

FM:

1. According to 100 women on the 1-10 scale, how hot do you look from behind?
2. Name something you peel.
3. Name something that an honest person might break into.
4. Name something that might be dangerous to cross.
5. Name the biggest state in America.

Renee:
1. Seven- 28
2. Apple- 7
3. Bank- DUD
4. Street- 26
5. HI- DUD
TOTAL- 61

Khris:
1. Eight- 17 (five & seven tied for #1)
2. Orange- 35
3. House- 38
4. Highway- 14
5. CA- 15
TOTAL- 180 ($900)

So Thanksgiving Week was VERY UNKIND to the "Feud" in '12 (like it was in '04).

#1s:
4. Railroad tracks
5. TX

EPISODE RATING: 7

"Wheel of Fortune" 2/28

Encore Flashback Moment of the Night: Pat's "Crazed gorilla" joke from '07

$1K T-U: On the Map

B I _ / _ U _

C A L I _ _ R _ I A

Tara solves BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA. Going down the contestant line:

Tara Dorsey (Mechanicsburg, PA)- A HS English teacher & ES reading specialist married to Tim; she has two children while he has three
Kathy Johnson (Groveport, OH)- A retired diner manager & NASCAR fan w/ three kids & nine grandkids 
Paul Harper (Louisville)- A board-certified MRI technologist at the University of Louisville Hospital married to Beth w/ 11-month-old daughter Sophia (& I think he looks like Tim Hasselbeck)

$2K T-U
: Living Things


G _ A N T / _ _ Q U O _ A

_ R E E S

Tara gets through the GIANT SEQUOIA TREES to triple her stash.

Featured CA Trip: Madonna Inn Resort & Spa ($5.5K)

Egg.Land's Best Jackpot R: Proper Name

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _

Tara: 3 T's ($600), N ($500 + M.I.)
Kathy: 3 R's ($400), E, 2 A's, N ($800)
Paul: BANKRUPT (next to top money)
Tara: I, O, U, 3 S's ($400)

S U _ E R S T A R

T A _ _ O R / S _ I _ T

She figures out it's SUPERSTAR TAYLOR SWIFT for another $2,250 & $5,250 altogether.

SOLE DUD: N (Tara)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Paul
SOLE DQ: Kathy (repeat of said dud consonant)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,700

Mystery R: Same Letter

_ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Kathy: R ($350), 2 N's ($500 + 1/2 CAR next to $300), 2 A's, E
Paul: S ($500 + B.B.), LaT
Tara: 2 L's ($3.5K), 3 O's, 3 B's ($500 + 1/2 CAR), I, U, SAME BANKRUPT FROM PREVIOUS RD.
Kathy: T ($500), H ($300), D ($600), 2 Y's ($450), C ($400)

B O U N C Y

B I R T H D A Y

B A L L O O N S

That lady solves BOUNCY BIRTHDAY BALLOONS for $3,550.

SOLE DUD: E (Kathy)
SOLE LaT: Paul
SOLE BANKRUPT: Tara

Current Scores:

Tara: $5,250/Kathy: $3,550 1/2 CAR/Paul: HARD LUCK

Bonus Puzzle Blast from the Past #92 (9/7/04)(Things)(Sean John called HODP):

R _ D _ O

_ _ _ E S

A: RADIO WAVES (unsolved)

PP: Food & Drink

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

Paul: 3 S's ($800), A
Tara: T ($500 + WC), N ($900), 2 E's, 2 O's, 2 C's ($3.5K), L (WC)
Kathy: M ($900), H ($300)

C O C O N _ T

S H _ _ M _

S _ E _ E _ S

Kathy gains another $1,200 & the lead via a $5.5K Hotwire.com trip to the ASTON Hotels & Resorts where she might eat some COCONUT SHRIMP SKEWERS.

DUDS: A (Paul), L (Tara)

Current Scores:

Tara: $5,250/Kathy: $10,250 in cash & HI/Paul: NO LUCK

$3K T-U: Rhyme Time

_ I L _

_ H I _ D

I'm still a WILD CHILD & Paul knows it.

S-U: Thing
FS: $1,550

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

LETTERS: S, 2 N's, 2 T's, L, 2 M's, H, D, 2 O's, C, R

C O M _ _ T _ R

_ N _ M _ T _ O N

Paul gets COMPUTER ANIMATION.

DUDS: D (Paul), H (Kathy), L (Paul), S (Paul)

Final Scores:

Tara: $5,250/Kathy: $10,250 in cash & trip/Paul: $4,550
GT: $20,050

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $7,750

Regular BR #113: After we see friend Marvin in the crowd, the bonus envelope landed on's the G.

Topic: Phrase

Limited help on this particular one:

_ _ _ S _ E _

_ _ _ _

KATHY'S FINAL PICKS: CDFA

_ _ _ S _ E D

A _ A _

She talks it out hard...but she just misses w/ WHISHED AWAY. By losing the $45K, she's WHISKED AWAY w/ her holiday & $4,750 spending money.

$5K SPIN ID #109: JC0816752


EPISODE RATING: 5

"Family Feud" 2/28

TODAY'S BATTLE: Andersons (Atlanta) vs. Parkers ($865)

R1: Name something you keep in your desk if you were having an office romance:

#1: Condoms/wienerhosen (35)(Monica)
#2: Pictures/photos (of spouse)(14)(Ashley)
#3:
#4:
#5:
#6:

#7:
#8:

Parkers:
Mo: (Wedding) ring- X
Karen: Sexy lingerie/clothes- BA (4)
Adam (student): Phone numbers- #4 (8)
Tim: Lipstick/makeup- #6 (5)
Monica: Perfume/cologne- #5 (7)
Mo: Gum/mints/spray- #3 (9)
Karen: Mirror- XX
Adam: Pen(cil)- XXX

Ashley Steal (for 82): Something to wipe off w/- NOPE (Other BA: Candy/chocolate)(4)

R2: Name something the bride might throw at her wedding if the groom didn't show up. This may be the first time on this version of the show back-to-back boards have had the full board in play:

#1:
#2:
#3:

#4: Cake (9)(Niara Ruffin)
#5:
#6:
#7:

#8:
TO- Mo

Andersons:
Stasha: Chair(s)- T5 (4)
Najur (real-estate paralegal): Ring- #2 (23)
David: Shoe(s)- X
Ashley: Bouquet/flowers- #3 (14)
Niara (Army member): Words/insults- #1 (34)
Stasha: Everybody out- XX
Najur: Veil- XXX

Monica Steal (to prevent the other clan from taking an early two-point lead): Dishes- NO

T5: Party & glass/bottle(s)(4 each)
BA: Garter (2)

Double: Name something you might ask on a job interview that would make a person think twice about her:

#1: "How much will I make?" (48)(Stasha)
#2:

#3:
#4:
#5:

#6:

Andersons:
Najur: "Who's going to be my boss?"- X
David: "Do I have to work hard?"- COUNTS AS LONG HOURS (9)
Ashley: "How many days do I get off?"- #2 (20)

Niara: "How long are my (coffee) breaks?"- BA (3)
Stasha: "Can I leave early?"- XX
Najur: BF FOR XXX

Monica Steal #2 (for another 160 & lead back): "Do you do drug testing?"- T4 (4)(242)(T4: "Can I come in late?")(4)

Triple: According to 100 married ladies, how did they complete this- "My husband think he's the king of _______________"?:

#1: "...the house/castle" (46)(Najur)

#2:
#3:

#4:

Andersons:
David: "...me"- BA (9)
Ashley: "...the bedroom/sex"- #3 (12)

Niara: "...the marriage"- X
Stasha: "...the jungle"- XX

Najur: "...finances"- XXX

Monica Steal for the Game: "...the remote control/TV"- WIN (14)

FM: Most of the intro's cut off again.

1. Name something that might come off a person when they bounce a trampoline.
2. Tell us how much $$$ teenagers spend on a date.
3. Name something you'd find under a tree.
4. Name a body part that might hurt after a bad night's sleep.
5. Name something people make w/ bananas.

Monica:
1. Shoes- 10
2. $20- 16
4. Neck- 23
5. Smoothie- 4
TOTAL- 53

Tim:
1. Socks- 2
2. $30- 11
3. Helicopters
4. Back- 31
5. Banana bread- 10
TOTAL- 107 (two-game total of $1,400)

#1s:
1. Pants/shorts
2. $50
3. Leaves
5. Banana split/sundae

EPISODE RATING: 6

"Let's Make a Deal" 2/28

Carly (an adjunct professor dressed as a bee) plays Race to the Finish for:

#1: Michael Kors accessories (ACC)($2,645)
#2: Trip to Washington, D.C. (D.C.)($6,259; incidentally, her date Clayton dressed as a dandelion's going to D.C. next semester)
#3: Chevrolet Spark (CHEVY)

1. ACE OF SPADES (D---)
2. 7 OF SPADES (D.--)
3. 4 OF SPADES (D.C-)
4. ACE OF HEARTS (C----)
5. 6 OF DIAMONDS (A--)
6. 3 OF SPADES (D.C.)- GO ON
7. 8 OF HEARTS (CH---)
8. 2 OF SPADES
9. KING OF SPADES
10. 9 OF DIAMONDS (AC-)
11. QUEEN OF HEARTS (CHE--)
12. QUEEN OF DIAMONDS (ACC)- GOES FOR IT ALL
13. 10 OF HEARTS (CHEV-)
14. 6 OF CLUBS (X--)
15. 4 OF CLUBS (XX-)
16. 5 OF CLUBS (XXX)- PAINFUL LOSS; WINS $200

Jovelyn's SE Choice (spotted cat)- DOUBLE ($1K)
FD: SB- Hambag

Michael's R1 Decision in FD (bacon): GB (ALL-IN)- Ski gear ($3,192)(RB/KEYS for $300: SAMSUNG laptop & $500 GameStop)($2,400)
FD: BB- Suzuki DR-Z 400S

TODAY'S SD VALUE: $73,708

Nicole Pratt's Good/Bad News Choice (a Zumba instructor dressed as a ladybug): BAD- IF YOU BURN EASILY, YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO GO THERE (CURTAIN #2)
FD: GO ($1K)- Trip to Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa

PD

Gabriel (Navy trolley conductor) plays Car Pong for the $19K+ Subaru Impreza.

Prompt: Cities where this show has taped in
Choices: Hollywood, CA, Las Vegas, Orlando, FL & NYC
PICK(S): NYC

WIPEOUT

Retro Clip of the Day ('72): A couple won a $6,935 Triumph Stag by picking #3 in the Three Keys Deal

Louranda's FD Decision (an AR native dressed as a Peace lady): $900 (CURTAIN #1)- Home theater w/ two HDTVs & one-yr. satellite plan ($3,616)
Wendelyn's FD Decision (a hair doctor dressed as a nurse): $900 (BB)- Giant jacks
Sadie's FD Decision (pickle fairy): CURTAIN #2 (passing up the electronics)- Dining room w/ DINE WITH 9 meal

Ca$h Marbles Match-Up: Christian (a bartender & aspiring actor dressed as a rabbit) vs. Neda (bird)
WINNER- Neda ($4.5K)
TBR (CURTAIN #3): NO- Remote-controlled bed

TECHNICAL PD #2

BD #105 (Nicole):

SD (#2): Exercise equipment ($2,429)
MD (#1): Strong Spa 6 w/ gazebo- GAME OVER
BD (#3): Trips to Robert's Grove & Italy w/ luggage & $3K

The unaired $500 QD item was a gumball.

EPISODE RATING: 5

"Millionaire" 2/28

We haven't had anyone make it into Classic Millionaire so far this week, but maybe Victoria Bruton from Philly has read enough books to make it that far today.

Pre-Randomized Rundown: Way to Go, Baby Foods, Rhyme Time, Running Water, Ouch, Shameful Exports, Musical Origins, Dinner and a Show, Unkind Edits & Political Chit Chat
TT: Way to Go, Musical Origins, Baby Foods, Political Chit Chat, Ouch, Running Water, Dinner and a Show, Rhyme Time, Shameful Exports & Unkind Edits


1. A 2012 exhibit at St. Louis' Museum of Transportation, "The Whistle Stop" examined the history of U.S. Presidents traveling on what?

A: Trains
B: Airplanes
C: Automobiles
D: Boats

FA: Trains- $1K

2. According to members of the Furious Five, the music genre known as Hip-Hop got its name from nonsense syllables used to describe what?

A: Dogs barking
B: Soldiers marching
C: Balloons bursting
D: Boxers fighting

AtA


A: 11%
B: 43%
C: 6%
D: 40%

FA: Soldiers marching- x16

3. Some hip Brooklyn cafes are catering to toddlers by offering "babyccinos", which lack caffeine since they're just a glass of what?

A: Seltzer
B: Steamed milk
C: Apple juice
D: Orange juice

FA: Steamed milk- $10K ($26K)

4. In 1957, what politician set a U.S. Senate record by going on a one-man filibuster that lasted more than 24 hrs.?

A: Sam Rayburn
B: Ted Stevens
C: Joseph McCarthy
D: Strom Thurmond

JUMPED (A: Thurmond- she was leaning towards McCarthy)- $100

5. A helpful tip to treat ankle sprains, the medical acronym RICE stands for "rest, ice, compression" & what?

A: Exercise
B: Elevation
C: Extension
D: Electricity

FA: Elevation- BIGGIE ($51K)

She brought her brother & daughter Jason & Julia.

6. According to a common phrase, something that has no effect on you's like "water off a" what?

A: Fish's tail
B: Duck's back
C: Frog's leg
D: Shark's nose

FA: Duck's back- $3K ($54K)


7. An ad for the Hard Rock CAFE that referenced a famous song by Queen featured which of the following slogans?

A: "All you need is lunch"
B: "Come on baby, light my grill"
C: "We will, we will feed you"
D: "Good libations"

FA: "We will, we will feed you"- $7K ($61K)

8. In Cockney rhyming slang, your "trouble and strife" is slang for your what?

A: Fife
B: Knife
C: Wife
D: Lowlife

JUMPS (A: Wife, which she would've guessed)- $500

9. Due to its "sinful" associations, what did the Germans call the "French disease", the French call the "Italian disease" & the Russians call the "Polish disease"?

A: Tuberculosis
B: Chloera
C: Smallpox
D: Syphilis

FA: Syphilis- $2K ($63K)

For 68 Grand: His guardian after an 1889 mental breakdown, scholars now believe what thinker's secretly edited his work to make it appear pro-fascist?

A: Friedrich Nietzsche
B: Martin Heidegger
C: Karl Marx
D: Immanuel Kant

$31.5K BAILOUT (A: Nietzsche; she had it down to that & Marx)

Kathleen Seipel's from Wilmington, DE & brought her hubby Chuck.

TT: Significant Spikes, Breakfast Art, Me and My Grammys, Making Lemonade, Get Stumped, Wingman Warrior, Add It Up, Crack Team, No Pain No Gain & Game Division

1. The seven spikes on The Statue of Liberty's crown are said to represent the seven what?

A: Days of the week
B: Heavenly virtues
C: Continents and seas

D: Wonders of the ancient world

JUMPS RIGHT AWAY (A: Continents and seas; had she guessed wonders of the ancient world, she would've wiped out)- $7K

2. A highly collectable item, what cereal box from the '80s features Bela Lugosi on its cover?

A: Lucky Charms
B: Count Chocula
C: Trix
D: Froot Loops

FA: C.C.- BIG ONE

3. Which of these performers has won Grammys in Rap, Pop, Gospel & R&B categories?

A: Mary J. Blige
B: R. Kelly

C: Alicia Keys
D: Chris Brown

AtA

A: 47%
B: 23%
C: 25%
D: 5%


FA: MJB- $10K ($35K)

Q of the Day: In a poem about one of his more difficult projects, who wrote "My stomach's squashed under my chin, my beard's pointing at heaven"?

A: Leonardo da Vinci

B: Pablo Picasso
C: Michelangelo
D: Caravaggio

A: Michaelangelo

4. Cut off from sunlight by surrounding peaks, an Alpine Italian village installed an oversized what on the neighboring hilltop?

A: Mirror
B: Sun sculpture
C: Stadium light
D: Magnifying glass

FA: Mirror- $3K ($38K)

To Come Back: In the 19th Century, Portland, OR gained the nickname "Stumptown" after what industry gained prominence in the area?

A: Coal mining
B: Meat processing

C: Logging
D: Cotton farming

FA: Logging- $5K ($43K)

EPISODE RATING: 7

"American Idol" 2/27- OTHER WOMEN'S SD ROUND

1. Melinda: "Nobody's Perfect"
2. Candice: "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin ('67)
3. Juliana: "Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato ('11)
4. Jett: "Only Girl (In the World)" by Rihanna ('10)
5. Cristabel: "No One" by Alicia Keys ('07)
6. Aubrey: "Sweet Dreams" by Beyonce ('09)
7. Rachel: "Nothing But the Water" by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals ('05)
8. Breanna: "Bust Your Windows" by Jazmine Sullivan ('08)
9. Janelle: "Just a Kiss" by Lady Antebellum ('11)
10. Zoanette: "Circle of Life" by Elton John ('94)

OUT- Melinda, Juliana, Jett, Cristabel & Rachel

"Survivor: Caramoan- Fans vs. Favorites" 2/27

BIG CHALLENGE #3: The tribes had to climb into a cage & bring back a giant chest after untying it. After the chest was placed on a track, they had to use a grappling ring to retrieve three missing track pieces prior to pushing their chest all the way across that track & onto a platform.
WINNERS (who also got a comfort package)- Bikal

TC #3: There was a THREE-WAY SPLIT between Shamar, Hope & Eddie, so they re-voted...& by a 5-1 vote over Shamar, Hope was hopeless.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"Top Chef"- 10TH SEASON FINAL

In front of an L.A. audience, the two finalists have to cook as many as five dishes w/ three hrs. on the clock per round. The first one to win three rds. wins the whole thing.

R1:
Kristen: Chicken liver mousse w/ frisee, mustard, prune, hazelnuts & pumpernickel- WIN
Brooke: Crispy pig ear & chicory salad, six-minute egg, apricot jam & candied kumquats

R2:

Brooke: Seared scallop w/ salt cod puree, speck, black currant & mustard seed vinaigrette- WIN (3-2)
Kristen: Citrus & lavender-cured scallop w/ bitter orange, Meyer lemon & apple

R3:
Brooke: Vadouvan fried chicken w/ sumac, yogurt-tahini & pickled kohlrabi fattoush

Kristen: Celery root puree w/ bone marrow, mushrooms, bitter greens & radishes- WIN

R4:

Brooke: Braised pork cheek & red Snapper w/ collard green slaw & sorrel puree
Kristen: Red Snapper w/ leeks, little gem lettuce, tarragon, uni & shellfish nage


KRISTEN WINS!

DEBUT: "Robot Combat League"

Power-Up Challenge: The objective was for each duo to have their robot hit the black/yellow target on the moving but defenseless training robot controlled by Mark Setrakian as fast as they could. The fastest team faced the slowest team in the first round of the tournament; hence, this challenge determined the tourney seedings.

STEAMPUNK (Ashley Mary Nunes & Kyle Samuelson)- 16.2
ROBO HAMMER (MMA fighter Amanda Lucas & Saura Naderi)- 15.26
GAME OVER (Keisha Howard & Annika O'Brien)- 8.77
MEDIEVAL (John Peel & Heather Knight)- 10.23
DRONE STRIKE (Ciji Thornton & Fazlul Zubair)- 16.02
A.X.E. (Andrew Montanez & Ross Mead)- 20.5
SCORPIO (Diana Yang & Chris Hardouin)- 21.74
COMMANDER (Jeffrey Fellin & Paulo Younse)- :07
BRIMSTONE (Devonric Johnson & Russell Tait)- 9.28
THUNDER SKULL (Heather Williams & Brandon Lewis)- 20.02
STEEL CYCLONE (Bayano Kamani & George Kirkman)- 6.64
CRASH (Amber & Dave Shinsel)- 1:05.12

TotT:

CRASH:
Height: 7'9"
Weight: 826
Reach: 38.5 

S.C.:
Height: 7'
Weight: 768
Reach: 41

Each fight consists of three two-min. rds. & there are three judges to determine a winner if necessary. The teams have a Pit Crew & a 20-min. time period. Also, there will be two WC berths for the quarterfinals.

WINNERS- CRASH BY SECOND-RD. KO

"The Face" 2/26

TS #3 ("Quick Change"): They each had to put on a Christian Siriano dress & get at least one accessory from the Marshalls wall (that co. was the supplier for the $5K SS on offer this week for the model who did the best pose the quickest).
J: Karolina (she did it in :41)

Zi Lin- 1:18
Brittany- 1:24
Devyn- 1:09
Marlee- 1:39
Stephanie- 2:38
Ebony- 1:24
Madeleine- 1:12
Jocelyn- 1:14
Sandra- 1:13
Margaux- WIN BY TWO SEC.

Marlee WITHDREW from the competition.

CAMPAIGN #3 (Kleinfeld): They had to do a bridal fashion show while walking up & down a staircase inside a hotel in front of an audience.
GJ: Terry Hall (Kleinfeld fashion director)

WINNERS W/ MOST VOTES- Team Naomi
ELIMINATED- Brittany (Next-to-last: Ebony)

"Wheel of Fortune"/"Jeopardy!" 2/27

Intro Flashback Moment #72 (3/14/11): Pat chased Tillman on the set just as they made their entrance (Jimmy's intro was dubbed over John's)

$1K T-U: On the Map

H _ L _ _ _ _ _ D

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ R _

Stephanie's guess of HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA won't do it.

H _ L _ _ W _ _ D

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ R _

Lexi comes up w/ HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD.

Lexi Felder (Atlanta)- A entertainment site digital marketer who has a curly hair bar & has traveled through three continents
Clay Blazer (Parrotsville, TN)- A Cocke County HS History teacher who lives on a farm
Stephanie Bariexca (Perkasie, PA)- A HS Special Education & English teacher at Hunterdon Central in NJ married to Damian for a decade w/ two children (eight-yr.-old Dylan & five-yr.-old Kira)

$2K T-U: Living Thing


G _ _ Z Z _ Y

_ _ _ _

Clay captures a GRIZZLY BEAR.

Featured CA Trip: California Coast Tour

Egg.Land's Best Jackpot R: Show Biz

_ _ _ / _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _

Clay: 2 S's ($500 via JACKPOT), 4 E's, 3 T's ($350), O, U
Stephanie: 2 H's ($2.5K), U
Lexi: R ($500 + 1/2 CAR next to $900), A
Clay: W ($700)
Stephanie: 3 I's

H I T / T _

S E R I E S

T H E / _ O I _ E

She IDs the NBC HIT TV SERIES "THE VOICE" to keep her turn & the early lead.

DUDS: A (Lexi), U (Clay), W (Clay)
SOLE DQ: Stephanie (U bobble)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $9,550

Current Scores:

Clay: $2K/Stephanie: $4.5K/Lexi: $1K

Mystery R: Phrase (giant puzzle alert)

_ _ _ ' _ / _ _ _

_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _

_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _

Stephanie: 4 T's ($900), 6 E's, N ($300), 2 R's ($600), A
Lexi: 2 H's ($500 + TOUR), M ($700), G ($900)
Clay: 2 U's (FP), BANKRUPT (next to top dollar)
Stephanie: D ($900), 5 O's (NMV), 4 L's ($300), R
Lexi: W ($500 + other 1/2 CAR)

D O N ' T / L E T

T H E M / _ U L L

T H E / W O O L / O _ E R

_ O U R / E _ E _

DON'T LET THEM PULL THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES, Lexi, because you've won that $5.5K tour & another $2,200. That lady also starts the next critical puzzle.

DUDS: A (Stephanie), G (Lexi)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Clay
SOLE DQ: Stephanie (R duplication; 2nd tonight)

Current Scores:

Clay: $2K/Stephanie: $4.5K/Lexi: $8,700 in cash & travel 1/2 CAR

Bonus Puzzle Blast from the Past #91 (Nov. '97 from Denver)(Phrase)(MCAP):

M A _ E / A

_ _ S _

A: MAKE A WISH (not solved)

PP: Fun & Games

_ _ _ _ _ _ / _

_ _ _ / _ _ / _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _

Lexi: 2 T's ($500 + first 1/2 CAR hit), 2 A's, H ($450), 2 E's, 2 L's (MDW), LaT
Clay: S ($500)
Stephanie: 3 N's ($500 + GAS CARD), 3 I's, 2 O's, U, 3 P's ($800), D ($550), 2 G's ($700)

T A _ I N G / A

D I P / I N / T H E

P L U N G E / P O O L

She's won another $6,100 in cash & card & will be TAKING A DIP IN THE PLUNGE POOL at the Galley Bay, a Hotwire.com vacation to Antigua valued at $8,640.

SOLE DUD: S (Clay)
SOLE LaT: Lexi

Current Scores:

Clay: $2K/Stephanie: $19,240 in cash & gifts/Lexi: $8,700 in cash & CA

$3K T-U: Person

_ _ _ _ O

_ _ O W _

Clay (who's bald) buzzes in correctly w/ RODEO CLOWN.

S-U: Event
FS: $1,800

_ _ _ _ - _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _

TAKEN: T, S, R, P, 2 N's, L, 3 E's

L _ T E - _ R E _ _ _ N _

N E _ S

No LATE-BREAKING NEWS here, as Clay solves this puzzle as well.

SOLE DUD: P (Clay)

Final Scores:

Clay: $6,800/Stephanie: $19,240 in cash & prizes/Lexi: $8,700 in cash & tour
GT: $34,740

NO BANKRUPT TRASH AGAIN

$100K BR #112: She spins to the double-star, but didn't bring any loved ones.

Subject: Phrase

Another doable board:

_ _ N _ 

_ T / _ _

STEPH'S FINAL LETTERS: PDGI

_ _ N G

I T / _ P

BANG IT UP is wrong...so is WING IT UP...but she can HANG IT UP w/ two sec. left for the $35K & a final total of $54,240 in cash & stuff!

$5K SPIN ID #108: SW7179385

(Also tonight: Joshua Brakhage couldn't make a sixth win happen, as he finished dead last in FJ! w/ $6 & left w/ $104,205, at least for now. The new champ's Sara Garnett, a Zoology graduate student originally from Okemos, MI, w/ $25,601.)

EPISODE RATING FOR BOTH: 7

"Family Feud" 2/27

TODAY'S FEUD: Malus ($20K) vs. Parkers (Lansing, MI)

R1: Name something a woman sees in her boyfriend's home that makes her realize he's married:

#1:
#2: Panties/women's clothing (14)(Siota- he collapsed after they won the championship last show; he's a nine-yr. forklift operator)
#3:
#4:

#5: Wedding ring/band (4)(Monica)
#6:


Malus (we even see an instant replay of their FM win yesterday):
Arona: Pictures of other girl/wife/kids- #1 (48)
Tahiamauani: The house's clean- OTHER BA (4)
Mena Iese (military member): Candles- X
Jamar: Lots of pots/pans- XX
Siota: Jewelry- XXX

Monica Steal (for 70): Women's toiletries/makeup- T3 (6)(T3: His wife)(6)

R2: Tell me another way people say "vomit":

#1: Puke (47)(Arona)
#2:
#3:
#4:
#5:
#6:

#7:

Malus:
Tahiamauani: Throw up- #2 (22)
Mena: Barf- #3 (12)
Jamar: Upchuck- T4 (6)
Siota: X
Arona: Spitting up- XX
Tahiamauani: Hurl- T4 (6)
Mena: Throw it down- XXX

Monica Steal #2 (for another 93): Blow chunks- NO (BAs: Ralph & be sick)(2 each)

Double: Name something that might be a few in. too short:

#1:
#2:
#3: Tom Cruise/height (12)(Tahiamauani- she said "spouse/other half")
#4:
#5:

#6:
BF- Karen

Malus:
Mena: (Mini)skirt/pants/hem- #1 (24)
Jamar: Ladder- X
Siota: "The man's thing"- #2 (17- listed as "Guy's stubby chode")
Arona: Belt- XX
Tahiamauani: Hair(cut)- #4 (10)

Mena: Distance when one's running- XXX

Monica Steal #3 (for another 126): (T-)shirt- NO GOOD (Malus: 219)(BAs: Rope & cut lumber/board)(4 each)

Triple: Past or present, name a famous George. Don't expect all of these to be Presidents:


#1: Washington (46)(Adam)
#2:
#3:
#4:


Parkers:
Tim: Foreman- X
Monica (a part-time social worker who does Elvis impersonations like her father- VB): W. Bush- #3 (13)
Mo (lady): Strait- XX
Karen (Lansing Community College worker & mom of 11; her four teammates are her four youngest): Clooney- #2 (21)
Adam: Henry- XXX

(Note: Just before Karen's response, we see the new cue card lady because Steve got tripped up on a line.)

Siota Steal for the Win: Curious George- LOSS (BA: Burns)(7)

FM: Most of the intro to this one's been edited out.

1. 100 men were asked how long they would get lost before asking for directions.
2. Name the strangest animal you've seen someone ride.
3. Name a game neighborhood kids get together to play.
4. Name a document people keep a copy of at the house.
5. Name a drink you can't drink fast.

Monica:
1. An hr.- 28
2. Elephant- 7
3. Tag- 14
4. Marriage license- 16
5. Beer- 17
TOTAL- 82

Tim:
1. Half-hr.- 18
2. Camel- 18
3. Hide & Seek- 14
4. Vehicle registration- 2
5. Coffee- 39
TOTAL- 173 ($865)

#1s:
2. Ostrich
3. Base/stickball
4. Birth certificate

EPISODE RATING: 7

"Millionaire" 2/27

First up's Leah Glade from N.O. (who's 6.5 months pregnant & brought her husband Darryl).

Before Randomizing: Native Land, So Many Uses, That's Far, In the Kitchen, Notable Nicknames, Trashy Animals, Top Tunes, Medical School, Popeye & Extra Extra
TT: So Many Uses, That's Far, Trashy Animals, Popeye, Native Land, Top Tunes, Medical School, Extra Extra, In the Kitchen & Notable Nicknames

1. Affecting more than just children's birthday parties, a 2012 shortage of what inert gas could make it more costly to cool MRI machines?

A: Nitrogen

B: Helium
C: Argon
D:
Neon


FA: Helium- $5K 

2. During an Ironman triathlon, competitors travel nearly 80% of the total 140.6 miles by doing what?

A: Cycling
B: Running
C: Swimming
D: Rowing


FA: Cycling- TRIPLE

3. When it was introduced to consumers in the 1930s, the garbage disposal was nicknamed what?

A: Ravenous raven
B: Gaping shark
C: Vibrating goat
D: Electric pig

AtA

A & B: 3% each
C: 19%
D: 75%

FA: Electric pig- $3K ($18K)

4. Popeye the Sailor Man had four identical nephews named Pipeye, Poopeye, Peepeye & what?

A: Papeye
B: Pupeye
C: Plopeye
D: Punpeye

JUMPED (A: Pupeye)- $100

5. Populating an area near a famous natural wonder, the Niagagarega are a Native American tribe that lived in what's now what U.S. state?

A: FL
B: MO
C: NY
D: NM


FA: NY- $25K ($43K)

WALKS AWAY AFTER FIRST BREAK W/ $21.5K

6. Eric Church, Luke Bryan & Jake Owen all have songs in a popular album series called "NOW That's What I Call..." what?

A: Metal
B: Hip-Hop
C: R&B
D: Country


A: "...Country" (which she would've gotten)- $1K


7. Doctors often use "Go C3PO" to remember greenstick, open, complete, closed, comminuted, partial & other, the seven types of what?

A: Skin rashes
B: Muscle spasms
C: Bone fractures
D: Blood transfusions

A: Bone fractures (she would've busted on blood transfusions)

Next right after her in this segment's Matt Saunier from Castle Rock, CO (who traveled 14 hrs. from where he lives to Vegas to take the test).

TT: Top of the Charts, Tourism Boo, Serves Him Right, Good Gaming, Sophomore Sessions, Underwater Signals, Regional Resources, Doctor's Orders, Latina Fashionista & Elders

1. In '98, what band's "One Week" was a #1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for one week?

A: Savage Garden
B: Goo Goo Dolls
C: Barenaked Ladies
D: Hanson

FA: Barenaked Ladies- $15K

2. Expected to eclipse the Singapore Flyer by almost 100 ft., the world's largest what's planned for construction on Staten Island in 2015?

A: Carousel
B: Tilt-A-Whirl
C: Scrambler
D: Ferris Wheel

AtA

A: 5%
B & C: 3% each
D: 89%

FA: F.W.- $3K ($18K)

3. According to Greek mythology, Zeus created what as a way to torment Prometheus for bringing fire to man?

A: Hailstorms
B: Woman
C: Hiccups
D: Vanity

JtQ (A: Woman)- $100 (second break)

4. Launching in 2002 w/ the nomination of 21 players for induction, what gaming Hall of Fame can be found at the Barona Casino in San Diego?

A: Blackjack HoF
B: Craps HoF
C: Texas Hold 'Em HoF
D: Baccarat HoF

FA: Blackjack- $10K ($28K)

5. Last yr., a 19-city bus tour promoted what show's second season w/ "Schmidt Happens" t-shirts?

A: "2 Broke Girl$"
B: "Whitney"

C: "New Girl"
D: "Suburgatory"

LAST LIFELINE (A: "New Girl")- BIGGIE

6. According to standard SCUBA diving hand signals, cupping both of your hands together's the sign for what?

A: Boat
B: Shark
C: Land
D: Oxygen


$14K BAILOUT (A: Boat)

Hilarious Q of the Day: A jackass is a male donkey, but a female donkey's called a what?

A: Judy ass
B: Julie ass
C: Jenny ass
D: Jane ass


A: Jenny ass


$1K Q Contestant #28: John Fierenza

Last yr., which of these famous doctors launched a line of low-alcohol wine appropriately titled "Vin d'Amour"?


A: Dr. Ruth
B: Dr. Oz
C: Dr. Phil
D: Dr. Drew

FA: Dr. Ruth

EPISODE RATING: 7

"The Price is Right" 2/27

FF: Emily Baums, Eileen Cashbit, Brandon Lewis & Dana Hardee
IUFB #1: Mac mini (Amber in clam)

DANA: $1,800/BRANDON: $1,600/EILEEN: $1,801/EMILY: $2,400

ARP: $1,736


Dana was over by the Hal March sum of 64 clams, so Brandon (a Navy Center Technician) plays Punch-a-Bunch (Manuela).

SPs (Rob):

Grilling set ($165): LOWER ($144)
Iced tea brewer ($29): HIGHER ($50)
Fondue pot ($250): LOWER ($180)
Breville pie maker ($100): LOWER ($70)

HOLES:
#14: $1K
#16: $1K
#38: $250
#10: LOSS

5. Kattrena Swayze
IUFB #2: NordicTrack elliptical trainer (Amber behind GPT)(truck cue variant)

Dana: $1,800/KATTRENA: $2.5K/Eileen: $1,250/Emily: $1,100

Kattrena had the $1 overbid, so Dana from MD takes a shot at the '13 Chevrolet Sonic HB (Std., Prot, Net)(Manuela)("Pay the Rent") playing Lucky $even, so this is the cheapest ride offered in that PG this season.


SD: 7- $6 LEFT (6)
TD: 5- $3 LEFT (2)
FD: 5- $2 LEFT (4)
LD: 9 (because it's her favorite number & most of the audience applauds for some reason)- WINS CAR & $1!

6. Michael Crane
IUFB #3: Nine Kate Spade accessories (Manuela in front of CR)

MICHAEL: $800/Kattrena: $1,501/Eileen: $1,100/Emily: $700

ARP: $1,192


Old Eileen plays Squeeze Play for a one-week Katarina Line Mediterranean Cruise (Rob; sorry, Kattrena). Board:

92764

REMOVAL: 7- $500 SHORT

SCSD #1:
Eileen ($1,192): $.55 (because she said she would do that if she were watching at home)
Brandon ($2,280): $.85
Dana ($18,749): 20 + BUCK = OVER

7. Amiee Shelton
IUFB #4: ONKYO home theater (Rob behind splitting sign)

Michael: $900/Kattrena: $700/AMIEE: $1,100/Emily: $800

Michael had the second buck overbid of the morning, allowing Emily to finish the FF Sweep play Switch? for the $3K Opulent Items pool table (Amber) & that $4,795 SunBriteTV (Manuela)...but she switches & the audience knew it.


8. Jake Rael
IUFB #5: His/her PANTECH/at&t phones w/ one-yr. plan (Rob & Manuela)

Michael: $1,300/Kattrena: $1K/Amiee: $1,700/JAKE: $1,400

ARP: $2,138


Amiee (a PR professor who brought 17 students to the studio) plays Now...or Then (the latter's Jul. '98) for an Ashley Shay bedroom w/ Anna's Linens bedding worth $7,183 (Manuela). On that big pie this playing will be V8 marked at $2.39, Icy Hot Advanced Relief Pain Relief Patch marked at $7.49, Buitoni Pesto w/ Basil marked at $4.29, Selsun blue shampoo marked at $7.99, a Jolly Time Pop Corn Yellow bag marked at $1.29 & the tube of Gold Bond Ultimate healing marked at $7.18.

G.B.: NOW
V8: THEN
J.T.: NOW
I.H.: THEN- LOSS (& the audience knew it, too)

FINAL PLAYER: Monique Valenzuela
FINAL IUFB: Refrigerator/freezer (Manuela at Door #5)

Michael: $2,200/Kattrena: $850/MONIQUE: $1,100/Jake: $1.5K

ARP: $1,549


Jake, a Criminal Justice student from Whittier, CA, plays One Away (Manuela) for the blue Dodge Avenger (Std., Prot, Tracker)(Rob). Board:

$ 3 2 , 4 6 5

R1:

$ 2 3 , 5 5 4

ONE-HONK WIN!

That's eight aired episodes in a row w/ at least one car game won- what a difference a yr. can make at this point in the season, huh? But I have this feeling that because the Pope's retirement is going to partially pre-empt this program (& maybe some of "Deal") tomorrow, the streak will end tomorrow.

SCSD #2:
Emily ($899): 15 + 70 = $.85
Amiee ($2,138): 55 + 60 = OVER BY $.15
Jake ($22,925): 40 + 55 = WINS BY DIME

SHOWCASE #1:
Door #1- JumpSport trampoline (Manuela)
Right of the door- Five-night trip for four to the Out 'n' About (Rob)
Door #3- Ford Escape S (Amber)(consolation prize cue)

BRANDON BIDS $27,300 ON OREGON/FORD SHOWCASE (ARP: $29,271)(Diff.: $1,971)

MY BID FOR OREGON/FORD SHOWCASE: $28,802

JAKE'S SHOWCASE:
In front of CR- Men's diving watch (Rob)
Door #4- Six-night trip to Sonaisali Island Resort
Door #2- Compact Yachts Legacy (Amber)(so this is the PP door)

JAKE BIDS $30K ON FIJI/YACHT SHOWCASE- SORRY (ARP: $28,959)

MY BID FOR FIJI/YACHT SHOWCASE: $29,012

TODAY'S PG RESULTS- 2-4
TOTAL WINNINGS- $77,454

EPISODE RATING: 7

"Let's Make a Deal" 2/27

Alyssa's FD Decision (The Sun): BB- Shopping go-kart
John's FD Decision (Victorian gentleman): CURTAIN #1- Arctic Cat DV ATV ($4,394)
Xzavaia's FD Decision (princess): ATM- $400 (CURTAIN #2: Trip to theReef)

0 to 80 stands between Dequina (a graduate student studying for a doctorate in Biochemistry dressed as an exercise lady; she wants to find a cure for Type II Diabetes) & the KIA Forte LX.

1. 10
2. 10
3. 30- TURNS DOWN A THOUSAND
FINAL RESULT- PD!


TODAY'S SD VALUE: $74,595

Raquel's FD Decision: SB- nelsonj spa party & its value in cash ($5K total)(CURTAIN #1 via iPad: Baby buggy similar to the one seen back in '75 turned down by a clown behind $25 worth of fast food, which is a part of today's Retro Clip of the Day)

Stephanie's Interrogation Room FD Decision: BB- Skiing/snowboarding gear ($3,871)
CURTAIN #2 (which had all the clues)- Kitchen ($5,181)

(Note: In the clip segment just before the third break, said clip was mistakenly labeled as from '72.)


Brittany (a Psychology student & social worker hopeful dressed as a mermaid) & Joshua (a full-time student & Air Force member who just got off out of active duty in the Marine Corps dressed as a pirate) have been married for three yrs., so they're the couple of the morning.

Gift Registry Deal (now using the three blue screens similar to the ones in Rock, Paper, Scissors):

Possibilties: OUTDOORS, FASHION & INDOORS
CHOICES: OUTDOORS & FASHION

INDOORS (CURTAIN #3)- Living room ($3,578)
OUTDOORS (RB)- BBQ package ($2,747)
FASHION (GB)- Ferragamo accessories ($2,455)

TBR (TRAVEL): NOPE- Trip to Smugglers' Notch

Beat the Dealer:

$500 R:
Christna (a restaurant worker at an amusement park dressed as an American princess): G- WIN (NINE)
Noah (a gym worker & personal trainer hopeful): E (energy)- FIVE
Justine (a burrito roller dressed as Lil' Miss Messy): B (big bucks)- EIGHT

R2 Prize (CURTAIN #1): Home theater ($3,728)

Justine: D (dollars)- WIN (SEVEN)
Christina: C- THREE

CAR (CURTAIN #2): Nissan Versa HB ($15,450)

DEAL OVER


Rosalyn faces this Mystery Money Board:

?4?1

SWAP?: YEAH
SB: NOPE- Cheeseburger shoes

4124

PD #2

BD #104 (Brittany & Joshua):

SD (#1): Home office w/ one-yr. Internet plan ($3,144)
MD (#3): $6,520
BD (#2): Trip to South Beach ($7,100) & Mazda3 SV ($17,495)- WIN

SD #9: I will tell you right now that they do choose the $50K envelope of the Sapphire (I would've chosen that, too). But the big Q is, did they go all the way even though they would be risking an automobile?...
































































































































































































































...NO.

Darn. Hopefully the next time we get to it, somebody will actually break the bank (& that did happen to Jorge on Apr. 2 after the near-miss on Mar. 30).

AIRED QDs:
Heather (QUEEN OF SPADES): Shelled peanut ($500)- FOUND
David (king): Social Security card ($100)(Tiffany)- NO
Nubia (black/white TV w/ Wayne inside on a custom set) & Kenny (popcorn): 12 lights in her set ($300)- YES

EPISODE RATING: 8