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

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN

Host Guy Fieri
Announcer Tom Kane
Creator Mattias Olsson
Jock Millgårdh
EP Craig Plestis
Tim Puntillo
Mattias Olsson
Jock Millgårdh
Estelle Bodėn
Packager Friday TV & Smart Dog Media for Universal Media Studios
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Airs 8p Sun, NBC
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East Coast vs. West Coast
August 24

Last night, you saw Shanna Moakler take $100,000 from the 60 Second Circle for charity. She was this close to taking it all the way to the house, but sometimes the quarter doesn't go down easily.

Now comes a new challenge. A California girl will take on a chick from Boston in a mad dash to see who can take home the million. It's the East Coast/West Coast beef all over again. Representing the East Coast... MELISSA "Buzz" BUSFIELD (27, Boston). And holding it down for the West Coast... ERICA SANCHEZ (26; Orinda, CA).

The lowdown on the head-to-head. Three games, best two-of-three. The winner will play the rest of the game out. The loser will leave with whatever cash she wins in the 60 Second Circle.

ELIMINATION LEVEL 1 - $1000: PAPER DRAGON. Using only your arms and hands, a contestant must unwind two rolls of party streamers. If the delicate paper tears, you may pick it up and start again.

And "The first player to lose two out of three challenges will face... ELIMINATION."

WINNER... MELISSA ($1000; East Coast leads, 1-0)

ELIMINATION LEVEL 2 - $2500: BULB BALANCE. Using salt as a means of creating traction, a contestant must balance a light bulb and an egg. She must do this for a three count. Each will have only one packet of salt to assist.

WINNER... By a HAIR... ERICA! ($2500, Tied game)

ELIMINATION LEVEL 3 - $5000: BALL CAP. A bottle cap is placed upside down on the mouth of a soda bottle. The contestants must drop a golf ball onto a glass bottle so that the ball both displaces the bottle cap and lands on the mouth of the bottle. Most bottles landed wins. The winner stays, the loser gets paid.

WINNER... ERICA, 3-2 ($5000, West Coast wins, 2-1). Buzz leaves with $1000.

Back to Erica, who pockets $5000 and three lives to spend in this...

LEVEL 4 - $10,000: TEA PARTY. Two tea bags are attached to the brim of a ballcap. The contestant must swing their head so that the tea bags land on the brim of the cap.

First attempt... FAIL (TIME OUT, TWO LIVES remaining)

Second attempt... COMPLETE (:43, $10,000)

LEVEL 5 - $50,000: EGG TOWER. Using four paper towel cores and four raw eggs, the contestant must construct a sturdy tower.

First attempt... FAIL (TIME OUT, ONE LIFE remaining)

Final attempt... COMPLETE (:13, $50,000)

LEVEL 6 - $75,000: SPUDNICK. The contestant must jam five bendy straws into a potato so that they stick, and then place a peanut-chocolate candy on top of each straw. The candies must stay on the straws for a three-count.

Final attempt... COMPLETE (:17, $75,000)

LEVEL 7 - $125,000: TORTILLA HEAD. Using a pair of scuba fins, the player must flip a tortilla so that it lands on a plate on their head.

Only attempt... COMPLETE (:53, $125,000). That's good enough to walk away from.

Next up, a pair of soul sisters, STEPHANIE & KAYLIN. They're dancers for a pro basketball team in Atlanta. Guess which one.

LEVEL 1 - $1000: BUCKET HEAD. Standing five feet from a wall, BOTH players must bounce 10 ping-pong balls off of a floor onto the wall and into a bucket on their heads one at a time. This must be repeated TWICE.

First attempt... COMPLETE (:02, $1000)

LEVEL 2 - $2500: MOVIN' ON UP. The TEAM is given a stack of 39 blue cups and one red one. Using alternating hands, they must move the red cups 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... Hesitated. FAIL (TIME OUT, TWO LIVES remaining).

Second attempt...TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW. Boohiss, NBC. Boo. Hiss.

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