Killer Js/Beach Bums
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 the dream, but do they have the drive to go
all the way?
Siblings Jennifer & Jared (Kansas City,
MO) are the "Killer Js", office supply store workers. They know each
others' weaknesses, which make them ideal teammates. Today, they're
playing for a scholarship for their little brother, who passed away in
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: THIS BLOWS:
The contestant must inflate a balloon,
then use the escaping air to knock down 15 plastic cups.
First attempt (Jennifer)... FAIL (TIME OUT, TWO lives remaining)
Second attempt (Jared).... FAIL (TIME
OUT, ONE life remaining)
FINAL attempt (Jennifer)... FAIL (GAME
Next team to play in the 60 Second Circle
is Team Beach Bums; Julia (34; Lawndale, CA) and Ryan (26; Lawndale,
CA), a dating couple that met at the restaurant where they worked. She's
a yoga expert, while he's a little hyper. They're playing for a black
diamond ring on her finger.
MILESTONE LEVEL 1: BUCKET HEAD:
Standing five feet from a wall, the team must bounce 2 ping-pong balls
each off of a floor onto the wall and into a bucket on their heads one
at a time.
Attempt 1... FAIL (TIME OUT,
TWO lives remaining)
Attempt 2... COMPLETE! (:06, $1000)
LEVEL 2: GIVE IT A WHIRL:
Using an inverted wine glass, the contestant must use centrifugal force
to keep a marble spinning while it is being transported to a bowl
downstage. This must be done THREE times.
Attempt 1 (Ryan)... COMPLETE! (:24,
LEVEL 3: FIELD GOAL:
The contestants must construct a field goal upright by balancing six
plastic cups on a yardstick that is being balanced by another plastic
cup. This must be held for a three count.
Attempt 1... COMPLETE! (:17, $3000)
TEAR IT UP: One player must shoot
rubber bands as if they were a bow and arrow, and the target is toilet
paper. There is a soda can at the end of the toilet paper. Once the can
drops, they’ve won.
Attempt 1 (Julia)... COMPLETE! (:43,
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. A
contestant must boomerang these tins to knock down four soda bottles.
Attempt 1 (Ryan).... FAIL (TIME OUT, ONE
Attempt 2 (Ryan).... COMPLETE! (:00, $10,000).
And you know what the kicker is? That last can got off at the LAST
second! Now let's play with house money...
LEVEL 6: SPEED ERASER:
Using a pencil's rubber eraser, the contestants have to bounce eight
pencils into eight glasses each.
ONLY attempt.... 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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