Time for another team, and this one is
competing for a life-changing surgery for one of its own.
DERICK (25; Portsmouth, OH) & LUKE (23;
Indianapolis) are roommates with their eyes on the prize. Luke is
legally blind in his left eye, and he's playing for money for an
important eye surgery, and Derick is pulling out all the stops to help
his friend. They're both country music buffs, but they're going to have
to idolize the clock if they want to be the big winners today.
MILESTONE LEVEL 1: CANDELIER:
Using paper plates and a lot of aluminum
cans, the contestant must construct an inverted pyramid of cans, with
one on the bottom, followed by two, and so on, until there is a
five-story structure. The structure must hold for a three-count.
And as always, "Failure to complete this task in 60 seconds may result in
Attempt 1 (Derick)... COMPLETE (:21, $1000)
LEVEL 2: SPIN DOCTOR:
One of the contestants must spin a dollar coin across a center line of a
table. The other must stop it on its edge with one finger for a
Attempt 1 ... COMPLETE (:50,
LEVEL 3: A BIT DICEY:
Using a popsicle stick held in your mouth, stack six dice on it and have
it not move for three seconds.
Attempt 1 (Derick)... FAIL (TIME OUT, TWO
Attempt 2 (Luke) ... COMPLETE (:29,
LEVEL 4: OFFICE FLING:
One contestant must use a rubber band attached to the legs of an
overturned chair to launch a folded sheet of paper onto a table 12 feet
away. This must be done ONCE.
Attempt 1 (Luke)... COMPLETE (:34, $5000)
MILESTONE LEVEL 5: TRIPLE PONG PLOP:
Both contestants must bounce ping pong balls off of the surface of three
11-inch dinner plates and land a total of four in a fishbowl on the
Attempt 1 ... COMPLETE (:42,
LEVEL 6: SEPARATION ANXIETY:
Using one hand, one contestant must separate one pack of 50 chocolate
candies into its five colors: red, orange, yellow, green, and my
Attempt 1 (Derick).... COMPLETE (:01,
MILESTONE LEVEL 7: CD DOMINOES:
One contestant must line up 20 jewel cases around a shot glass in a way
that, when one is blown over, all of them fall and the final case in the
series falls into a bucket located next to the contestant.
Attempt 1 (Luke)... FAIL (TIME OUT; ONE
FINAL Attempt (Luke)... COMPLETE! (ON THE
LEVEL 8: PUNCH YOUR LIGHTS OUT:
One contestant must throw bean bags underhand at a wall of nine
taplights, turning them off. But be careful, because if you throw them
at a light you turned off, then it will turn back on.
ONLY Attempt (Luke)... FAIL (TIME OUT,
GAME OVER). But $25,000 will go a LONG way toward Luke recovering
eyesight in his left eye.
Another 10 games, another chance at
$250,000 next week!
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