Last time, Mark Staniec failed on level 4
and went home with nothing. Meanwhile Elia Cantu took home $50,000, but
when playing with house money, she too was left lifeless. Then Blake
Duplant outlasted his opponent in an elimination level 1 to take $1000
and the right to play the other nine levels. Can he make his way to the
million dollar minute?
LEVEL 2 - $2500: CARD NINJA. The
contestant must stick a playing card in a watermelon by throwing it
ninja-star style once.
And as always, "failure to
complete this task in 60 seconds may result in ELIMINATION."
First attempt... FAIL.
Second attempt... COMPLETE (:43,
$2500). Blake puts the $2500 card in his pocket and plays on
LEVEL 3 - $5000: ELEPHANT MARCH.
Eight bottles are placed eight feet apart in parallel lines. The contestant much
wear a standard pair of pantyhose, one leg on his head and the other hanging
with a baseball. Using the momentum of the ball, he must knock down all eight
bottles by march along a center line.
First attempt... COMPLETE (:28,
$5000). We march on with...
LEVEL 4 - $10,000: HANGNAILS. The
contestant must hang six 3.5-inch flat head nails on a string for a three-count.
A delicate hand is required, as one wrong move will force the contestant to
First attempt... COMPLETE (:17,
$10,000). Blake decides to play for the guaranteed money to open up his own surf
LEVEL 5 - $50,000: EGG ROLL. Using a
medium pizza box as a fan, the contestant must propel three eggs down stage to a
First attempt... COMPLETE... then
not... then as soon as he's warned by the audience... COMPLETE (:00, $50,000).
Now win or lose, Blake is playing with house money.
LEVEL 6 - $75,000: KEEP IT UP. A
contestant must keep two feathers up in the air using only the air in their
lungs. The feathers cannot touch the ground or the player's body.
First attempt... FAIL (:17).
Final attempt... COMPLETE (:00,
$5,000)! Will Blake take $75,000 and go home or stay and play? He... will play
LEVEL 7 - $125,000: CADDY STACK. The
contestant must use one of 350 dimples on a golf ball to stack three of them for
Final attempt... COMPLETE (:23,
$125,000). Can Blake complete three more games? Not with one life left. He's
going home with $125,000.
Next up to play in the ring is a law
clerk originally from Lone Grove, OK, MATT "Sugar" MARR! He's what we call a
repeat offender. He was on "Show Me the Money." We're about to show him...
LEVEL 1 - $1000: NOSE DIVE. Using
petroleum jelly as an adhesive, the contestant must transfer five cotton balls
from one end of the stage to the other... using only their nose.
First attempt... COMPLETE (:03,
$1000). Matt plays on with...
LEVEL 2 - $2500: BUCKET HEAD.
Standing five feet from a wall, a player must bounce 3 ping-pong balls off of a
floor onto the wall and into a bucket on his head one at a time.
First attempt... COMPLETE (:32,
LEVEL 3 - $5000: WHACK JOB. An egg
stands atop a toilet paper spool, which stands atop an aluminum pie tin, which
stand atop a half-filled glass of water. Using only the spring action from a
broom, the contestant must whack the pie tin so that the egg drops into the
water. This must be done 12 times with no more than three misses.
First attempt... in a moment. But
here, a preview of coming events.
LEVEL 10 - $1,000,000: SUPER
COIN. One quarter could win you $1 million. The contestant must bounce a quarter
15 feet into a water jug 5 gallons in volume with an opening 2 inches in length.
"Completing this task in 60 seconds will make you a MILLIONAIRE."
Will someone play this game in a
future episode? Stay tuned.
Back to Whack Job, though. Matt...
COMPLETES it (:39, $5000). Matt wants to buy a house for him and his dog. He'll
avoid the doghouse with...
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.
First attempt.... FAIL.
Second attempt... COMPLETE
(:07, $10,000)! Matt will return to face the $50,000 level next time.
For more information on the
games, and to see this episode in its entirety, go to nbc.com/minutetowinit.