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A million dollars can be yours if you have a minute...

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN

Host Guy Fieri
Creator Mattias Olsson
Jock Millgårdh
Estelle Bodėn
EP Craig Plestis
Tim Puntillo
Mattias Olsson
Jock Millgårdh
Estelle Bodėn
Packager Friday TV & Smart Dog Media for Universal Media Studios
Origins CBS Studio Center, Los Angeles
Web nbc.com/minutetowinit
Airs 8p Sun, NBC
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Episode 101/102
March 14

"Tick tick boom." -The Hives

The game that we've all been waiting for is finally here. Ten tasks... One minute each... One million dollars cash money. Can you win it in a minute?

The game is so easy... You're given ten tasks that you can practice at home using ordinary every day objects. The bigger the money gets, the harder the task. For each task you successfully complete, you'll win money. Get to $50,000, and you are guaranteed to walk away with that much. You have three chances to complete all the tasks (called "lives" in game), and if you miss a task, or if time runs out, you will lose a life. Lose all three, and it's game over.

First to play on the stage is a bouncer from Queen City, TX... STEPHEN "BIG STEVE" COLLIER.

LEVEL 1 - $1000: HANKY PANKY. Using only one hand, a contestant must empty an entire box of 160 tissues.

As always, "failure to complete this task in 60 seconds may result in ELIMINATION."

LEVEL 1 COMPLETE (:06) - $1000. Steve plays on.

LEVEL 2 - $2500: BOBBLEHEAD. Using a pedometer strapped to his head, a contestant must count out 125 headbangs. (COMPLETE with 135 clicks - $2500).

Joining Steve in the audience are Tanasha (wife), Khashoggi & Onassis (sons).

LEVEL 3 - $5000: RAPID FIRE. Using only his finger, a contestant must use rubber bands to knock a pyramid of six soda cans off of a table surface. (COMPLETE, :09, $5000)

LEVEL 4 - $10,000: TRIPLE PONG PLOP. A contestant must bounce ping pong balls off of the surface of three 11-inch dinner plates and land three in a fishbowl on the other side. (FAIL, two lives remaining)

Second attempt... COMPLETE, :39, $10,000!

LEVEL 5 - $50,000: PUNCH YOUR LIGHTS OUT. A contestant must throw bean bags underhand at a wall of six taplights, turning them off. But be careful, because if you throw them at a light you turned off, then it will turn back on. (COMPLETE, :23, $50,000).

Next up, a freeball game... Steve might as well play, because he has nothing to lose.

LEVEL 6 - $75,000: NUTSTACKER. A nut is useless without a bolt. A chopstick is useless without another. Using only a chopstick, a contestant must stack 10 nuts vertically on a table. (FAIL, :15, one life remaining)

Last chance at the money.... FAIL, :16, GAME OVER. But Stephen Collier does leave with $50,000.

Next player on deck is a nanny from North Little Rock, AR, RACHEL "Rachie-Poo" ADAMS.

LEVEL 1 - $1000: THIS BLOWS. A contestant must inflate a balloon, then use the escaping air to knock down 15 plastic cups. This must be repeated until all of the cups are knocked out.

First Attempt... COMPLETE, :23, $1000. Rachel decides to play on...

LEVEL 2 - $2500: DROP, SINK, AND CLINK. A contestant must drop a quarter into a fishbowl with water inside, aiming for a shotglass. This must be done THREE times.

First attempt... COMPLETE, :19, $2500.

Rachel's family is in the audience... We're playing on with...

LEVEL 3 - $5000: BOTTOMS UP. Using a yo-yo attached to their backside, a player must knock down six soda cans.

First attempt... COMPLETE, :22, $5000.

LEVEL 4 - $10,000: JOHNNY APPLESTACK. The contestant must stack five red delicious apples in a free standing apple stack. If the tower falls, it can be restacked.

First attempt... COMPLETE, :03, $10,000

LEVEL 5 - $50,000: CANDY ELEVATOR. Using only her ears and a lift system made of two pencils, the contestant must lift three pieces of candy off of the floor and into her mouth. At no point must the candy touch the floor.

First attempt... COMPLETE, :07, $50,000

This is Rachel's freeball...

LEVEL 6 - $75,000: MEGA BUBBLE. Using only the air in their lungs, a contestant must blow a soap bubble, then guide it through an awaiting hoop downstage.

First attempt... This is going to go to the instant replay... And after the break... COMPLETE, :00, $75,000. Will Rachel take the cash and go home or stay and play on? She will... play on!

LEVEL 7 - $125,000: DON'T BLOW THE JOKER. A contestant must blow all but one of a standard deck of 52 playing cards off of the top of a bottle, leaving only the joker. She will be given five chances to complete the task.

First attempt... FAIL. Out of chances at :05 (two lives remaining).

Second attempt... FAIL... Out of chances at :01 (one life remaining).

Third attempt... FAIL. Out of chances at :07 (GAME OVER).

But Rachel leaves with $50,000.

Next up to play, a hairstylist from San Luis Obispo, MARK STANIEC. He's also a surfer who has two beautiful daughters.

First up...

LEVEL 1 - $1000: MOVIN' ON UP. The contestant is given a stack of 39 blue cups and one red one. Using alternating hands, he must move the red cup from the bottom to the top and back to the base by taking blue cups from the top and moving them to the bottom.

First attempt... COMPLETE (:03, $1000)

LEVEL 2 - $2500: WHEEL OF A DEAL. The contestant must deal out a deck of aces, kings, queens, jacks, and 10s, organizing them into their respective values. The catch is that the cards are face down to start.

First attempt... FAIL (two lives remaining)

Second attempt... COMPLETE (:00, $2500)

How high will Mark go on the money ladder? Find out next week!

For more information on the games, and to see this episode in its entirety, go to nbc.com/minutetowinit.