Beauty and the Geek
One top shelf bartender. One computer
nerd. No Mike Richards in sight, but we have a beauty and a geek in play
for the million.
The beauty: bartender SHANNON HOUSER
(Bend, OR). The geek: visual effects artist RUSSELL LLOYD (Allen, TX)
LEVEL 1: TILT-A-CUP:
One contestant must bounce a ping pong ball off the ground, while the other
catches it in a stack of seven plastic cups they are holding. The player must
then transfer the top cup to the bottom of the stack and then repeat the process
until all seven cups have a ping pong ball in them.
As always, "failure to complete this task in 60 seconds may result in
First attempt: COMPLETE! (:22, $1000)
LEVEL 2: MOVIN' ON
UP: The contestants are given two stacks
of 39 blue cups and one red one. Using alternating hands, they 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: FAIL (TIME OUT, two lives
Second attempt: COMPLETE! (:11, $2500).
LEVEL 3: PLAY IT BY EAR:
Eight closed soda cans contain pennies, starting with five and going up in five
penny increments to 40 pennies. Only being able to shake the cans, the
contestants must line up the cans in decreasing order (40 on the left, five on
First attempt... COMPLETE (:00, $5000)
LEVEL 4: SUCK IT UP:
Using only a drinking straw, the contestants must suck up chocolate candies and
transport them atop positioned drinking straws. This must be repeated four
First attempt... COMPLETE! (:26, $10,000)
LEVEL 5: GO THE DISTANCE:
Three pedestals are positioned five, six, and seven inches from the start. On
top of each is a shot glass. Using only a tape measure, a contestant must place
a ping-pong ball into each shot glass.
First attempt (Shannon)... FAIL (TIME OUT, one life remaining)
Final attempt (Russell).... FAIL (TIME
OUT, GAME OVER). But the team splits $1000.
Next up on the block, MICHAEL & RICHELLE
MOH from St. Paul, MN, a married couple who met in martial arts school.
If Mike looks familiar, he was a featured player on "Kamen Rider Dragon
Knight". They want to start a home and a family with the prize money.
LEVEL 1: ROLL WITH IT:
continuous windmill motion, a player must unroll two rolls of toilet paper onto
First attempt (Mike)... COMPLETE (:23,
2: 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.
First attempt (Richelle).... COMPLETE! (:34, $2500)
Around the 60 Second Circle are 12 inverted water bottles with red and yellow
ribbons under the neck. You will have 12 tries to pull SIX ribbons without
knocking the bottles over.
First attempt (Mike).... COMPLETE! (:35, $5000)
we're out of minutes for these two. They'll continue their run at the
million NEXT WEEK!
For more information on the
games, to see this episode in its entirety, and to find out how to become a
contestant, go to