Tonight... one team will face 10 games,
each 60 seconds in length. Playing with household items could win you
$250,000. But first, you have to beat the clock. And EVERY. SECOND.
COUNTS. Tonight's team has got the boom, but do they have the skills to
pay the bills for the ultimate wedding? Let's meet'em!
TREVOR CHAVARRIA (27; Santa Fe Springs,
CA) & IVANA MENDEZ (24; Brea, CA) are an engaged couple, getting married
this August. They're so opposite. Ivana played college soccer. Trevor...
not so much. Ivana is a PR director for the Anaheim YMCA, while Trevor
is a special ed teacher in Whittier.
As a reminder of what's at stake...
LEVEL 1: $1000
LEVEL 2: $2000
LEVEL 3: $3000
LEVEL 4: $5000
LEVEL 5: $10,000
LEVEL 6: $15,000
LEVEL 7: $25,000
LEVEL 8: $50,000
LEVEL 9: $100,000
LEVEL 10: $250,000
Once you pass the $1000, $10,000 and the $25,000
levels, you are guaranteed that much money. Otherwise, it's the same
game. Ten challenges, each to be accomplished in under a minute.
Complete the task, and you move to the next level. You will have three
lives to use during the game. At the end of each level, you can take the
cash and dash, or you can stay and play, and that's important, because
if you run out of lives, your game is over and you leave with the last
And of course, as the Computer will tell
you, "Failure to complete this task in 60 seconds may result in
MILESTONE LEVEL 1: OFFICE MAXIMUS:
One contestant must bounce a rubber band
ball to knock down three reams of paper, a distance of 16 feet on a
Attempt 1 (Trevor)... COMPLETE (:47, $1000)
LEVEL 2: EXTREME HANKY PANKY:
In a test of ambidexterity, or as the computer calls it, "lefty-righty
skills", one contestant must use BOTH hands to empty two boxes of
Attempt 1 (Ivana)... COMPLETE (:27,
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.
Attempt 1 ... FAIL (TIME OUT, TWO lives
In the crowd, Ivana's sister Jessica,
brother Ivana & niece Lexi and Trevor's mom Lisa.
Attempt 2 ... COMPLETE (:05, $3000)
LEVEL 4: DROP BALL:
One contestant must remove a water bottle, which is on top of a five
gallon water jug, so that a golf ball drops into the jug. This must be
done TWO times out of seven.
Attempt 1 (Ivana)... COMPLETE (:33, $5000)
MILESTONE LEVEL 5: TUNA ROLL:
A standard tuna tin has a beveled edge on the bottom and a wider rim on
top, causing it to circle back when rolled like a boomerang. One
contestant must boomerang these tins to knock down four soda bottles.
Attempt 1 (Trevor)... COMPLETE (:01,
LEVEL 6: SPEED ERASER:
Using a pencil's rubber eraser, the contestants have to bounce eight
pencils into eight glasses each.
Attempt 1 .... FAIL (TIME OUT, ONE life
FINAL Attempt... COMPLETE (:12, $15,000)
MILESTONE LEVEL 7: CHOP STACK:
The contestant must use chopsticks to transfer and stack four tubes of
lip balm. The stack must remain upright for a three-count.
ONLY Attempt (Trevor)... FAIL (TIME OUT;
GAME OVER). But they do leave with $10,000.
Another team and another game is
forthcoming. STAND BY.
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