Like Father, Like
Tonight, a father-daughter team from
California will try their hand at the games of the 60-Second Circle in
hopes of taking home $1 million.
They are WAYNE KAWAMOTO & his daughter
DARCY (Tustin, CA). They're very alike, very driven, and very wanting to
help people. They're playing this to put Darcy through dental school.
LEVEL 1: MAD DOG:
One contestant must hold a ruler with two boxes of breath mints attached, then
using mad-dog-like reflexes, the contestant must empty the boxes. Another
contestant must do likewise.
As always, "failure to complete this task in 60 seconds may result in
First attempt: COMPLETE (:25, $1000)
BLUEPRINT BONUS LEVEL 2: PING TAC TOE (for 10 extra
seconds): Using red ping-pong balls as Xs
and Os and nine water-filled glasses as a grid, you must get three in a row
either across, up and down or diagonally.
First attempt: FAIL (TIME OUT, two lives
Second attempt: COMPLETE! (:18,
$2500). The 10 seconds bonus are now in play.
LEVEL 3: READY SPAGHETTI:
Using a single strand of dry spaghetti in their mouths, the contestants must
transfer pull-tab soda cans from one table to another, building a three-can
pyramid. No hands allowed.
First attempt... COMPLETE (:01, $5000)
LEVEL 4: BOOBY TRAP:
The contestant must use ping pong balls to knock a leaning potato chip can over
a soda bottle. This must be repeated three times.
First attempt (Darcy)... COMPLETE! (:49,
BLUEPRINT BONUS LEVEL 5: SPOON TUNE (for an extra
life): The contestant must arrange 10
water glasses so that when tapped with a spoon, they play the first 10 notes of
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat".
They choose to activate the 10-second lifeline.
First attempt (Darcy).... FAIL (TIME OUT,
one life remaining)
Final attempt (Darcy).... COMPLETE
(:21, $50,000). Extra life is now in play.
LEVEL 6: LAYIN' TRACK:
contestant must place clips of staples to form a track on a slanted table, going
over three sections of erasers. Then they roll a marble down the track in hopes
that it lands in a glass 12 feet away.
First attempt (Darcy)... COMPLETE (:08,
The contestant must spin marbles inside of three soda bottles at a time. The
spins must be simultaneously held for a three-count.
First attempt (Wayne).... FAIL (MARBLE OUT, ONE life remaining)
Final attempt (Darcy) .... FAIL (MARBLE OUT, GAME OVER). But Wayne &
Darcy are leaving with $50,000, which is a great start for dental
antics with household objects and instant household names next time.
For more information on the
games, to see this episode in its entirety, and to find out how to become a
contestant, go to