Episode 6 - March 16|
Way back in December, NBC came out with a Can You Tell Redux. It quickly caught
on and produced one grand champion, so we're doing it again.
The game remains the same, as one contestant tries
to size up 12 strangers with 12 identities, with completion resulting in
First up, CHRISTINA HOWARD from Sacramento, CA.
She teaches Shakespeare in Los Angeles.
The game is simple... Each identity given belongs
to one, and ONLY one, of the strangers. Match the 12 with their identities, and
you're going home half a million dollars richer. The more identities you match,
the more you win...
Christina will have three helps available to
- MISTAKEN IDENTITY: He is allowed to miss one
- TRI-DENTITY: He can narrow an identity down to three strangers
- EXPERTS: A panel of experts (a body language expert, a psychoanalyst, and a
detective) can give their insight
Here are the 12 identities for this game...
BRITNEY'S 1ST HUSBAND
BORN IN HAITI
TEARS PHONEBOOKS IN HALF
Remember, every detail counts.
Christina gets to ask a few strangers about
themselves... #10 Kevin's nickname is Fuzz. #8 Whitley was a high school track
star. #5 Jonathan's hero is Tiger Woods.
First, the Bush impersonator. #12 looks a lot
like him. Christina locks in #12. ... "Yes, I'm the George W. Bush
Next, for $5000, Christina picks the Hooters
Girl. She's looking for hooters... in Hooters. #3 seems to have the best body of
the bunch and is not afraid to show it. Christina wants to order beverages from
here. Sealing in the identity... "Well, I don't know what would make you think
I'm a Hooters girl, but... I am."
Next, for $10,000... Britney's first husband.
It's between #2 and #7. She locks in with #2... Is that your identity? "The best
55 hours of my life. I was Britney Spears' first husband."
Now for two more hints... #1 Yu sometimes tutors
Japanese. #6 Susanna was born in Germany.
Next, who was born in Haiti for $15,000? She's
stuck between 8 and 11. Christina wants to embrace mistakes. She locks in #8.
Where was Whitley born? "Actually, I live in LA... but I was born in Haiti!"
Introducing the loved ones now. Here's Jeffrey
(boyfriend), Kelly (best friend), and Jamille (good friend). They talk about the
horse rancher being #5 or #9. Jeffrey knows it's not #5. He's too put together.
Horse ranchers know how to get dirty. She goes with #9. Lock it in. $25,000 at
stake... "Saddle up! I am the horse rancher!"
So far, a perfect game. Next, for $50,000, prison
guard. She has to have a certain demeanor. Might be #5... and the crowd is
booing. Jamille knows why, because he thinks he was on a TV show. Okay, we're
switching to the stylist. The crowd agrees that #5 is a stylist...
Celebrity stylist, #5. Jonathan... is that your
identity? "You are looking good and you have a good haircut." It's Jonathan
Antin from "Blow Out". He's styled hair for Madonna, Kirsten Dunst & Rod
Stewart. And he uses the word "Bangin'" a lot.
Another hint. #7 Trey is a concert pianist. Let's
get rid of Scrabble. Trey can't be a prison guard.. and he can't tear phonebooks
in half. Christina locks in Trey as the Scrabble champion. "Seven letters in
Scrabble. That's a sign." Yeah, except that there're eight letters. Okay,
Trey... speak. "Triple word score."
Christina wants to use the money to launch a
Shakespeare company for kids.
Next, either 1, 6, or 11 is a hula dancer. She
thinks Fuzz or #4 is a polygraph expert. (C-Note: I'm jumping out of my head
now). Christina uses the Tri-Dentity on the polygraph expert. It's 4, 6, or 11.
She thinks #4's got the poker face. #11 is more open. She locks in #4. I know
she's right, because I can pinpoint Jack Trimarco of "Fake Out" from Court TV
when I see him.
"The truth is... I AM THE POLYGRAPH EXPERT!" Fun
fact: Robert De Niro's character in "Meet the Parents" was based on Jack.
Four strangers left. For $150,000... She wants to
get rid of the hula dancer. The help thinks that #1 is the hula dancer. After a
panic fit, she locks it in. Yu... are you a hula dancer? "I am... the hula
Christina asks the experts who the prison guard
is. Mark thinks about #11 being the open chested and observant prison guard.
Stacy agrees. Bill knows a thing or two about prison guards, and he goes to #11.
Chrsitina will not guess the prison guard right
now. She guesses that Fuzz tears the phone book in half. Fuzz is a big guy. She
locks it in...
Fuzz gets a phone book from a leggy model, and...
makes short work of the restaurant listings. She's got $250,000.
So all we're left is #11 and Susanna. One of them
is an astronomer. The other is a prison guard. A $500,000 decision. With that
comes bad news.... The Mistaken Identity is taken away. Will Christina walk away
with $250,000 or go for the big money?
Loved ones say to play it out. "We're gonna
play!" It's an all or nothing deal. She's solving the prison guard next.
She thinks... everyone thinks #11 is a prison
guard. Everyone's like "Lock it! Lock it! Lock it!" She does...
Okay, #11... for $500,000... or nothing... Prison
guard... is... that... your.... identity?
... she's from Los Angeles...
... she's 26...
"LOCK IT DOWN!"
CHRISTINA HOWARD IS HALF A MILL RICHER!
And of course, Susanna's an astronomer. So
Christina is now among immortals, but can lightning strike again? Find out next
time... on Identity! Until then, don't be a