Lost Million Dollar Spectacular" - February 14|
Alrighty. This Million Dollar Spectacular has been
HELD OVER since they all taped last March. The first two aired last April.
Let's see if this one was worth the wait.
Wesley Santos, Nicole Holmes, Katelyn Campbell, and Anthony Hawkley make the
First Four cut on this night. They take their first shot at a 52" DLP rear
projection TV. Katelyn walks away with this $3499 prize, and has a shot at a
Triple Play. Her first car: a Chrysler Sebring sedan. $18,105 or $26,991? The
wide discrepancy doesn't fool her, and she goes with the low end. She gets her
first YES (ARP: $20,265). Her second car: a Ford Explorer XLT 4x2. Three
choices this time: $25,620 or $30,150 or $34,950. She initially picks $34,950
but is swayed one up by the audience. Do we get a YES? NO. ARP: $35,615 and
she should have stayed with her first option. The third car, a lovely orange
convertible, goes back to the garage.
Next, Tyrone Fulton captures a Howard Miller Trieste floor clock, valued at
$4555. His game: the $100,000 Plinko event! He sweeps thru all four swag
prizes (a $90 jukebox CD player, a $39 rechargeable shaver, a $50 Hummer bank,
and a $35 desktop skeeball game) to get all five chips. Hitting each $500 with
his first two, he managed to split the difference and hit the big $20,000 with
his third. His final two go for $1000 and a goose egg, to round out his total
Anthony of the First Four takes the stage after capturing a Toro Timecutter Z
lawn tractor and trimmers, valued at $3345 altogether. With the "Price" theme
in his shirt, he plays Most Expensive for three trips; one to Mexico, one to
Ireland, and one to Hong Kong. Picking Hong Kong, we go to Mexico first:
$3402. Ireland: $4813. Hong Kong has to be more than that, right? It is, at
Katelyn, however, makes it thru to the Showdown with 75¢. No Million Dollar
Halftime comes right after Margaret Bella claims an Elmira Stove Works retro
stove, valued at $4295. Her game: the classic Double Prices for Double the
Snowmobile...two Yamaha RS Vector Snowmobiles to be precise. $16,828 or
$14,050? She goes the low route, and won't be snowmobiling in San Diego.
First Four alum Nicole comes to the stage after snagging a Space Invaders/Qix
arcade cabinet worth $3195. This "poor college student" has a chance at $20,000
in Grand Game, with a target of $6.00. She immediately picks Mrs. Dash ($2.79),
the scrub brush ($4.89), and Hunt's diced tomatoes (99¢). She goes on and
hesitantly takes General Foods International Coffees French Vanilla. Is it
good? $3.59 and she's on the floor, TWENTY GRAND RICHER!!
Finally, William Grob picks up an Aico Tresor canopy bed (complete with King
Koil bedding by Jaclyn Smith), worth $4298. He takes to the Rangefinder for a
Ford Five Hundred SE. With the bottom of the Range at $22,500; the Range Finder
creeps up to be stopped with the top limit at $22,870. ARP of the car: $22,795
and a WIN! 4 outta 6 for an MDS, and breaking $100,000 pre-Showcase isn't bad.
Margaret makes it thru the Showdown with 95¢. Still no Million Dollar Spin.
OK, before we get to the Showcases, we have a bit of a rules change. We all
remember the MDS a couple of years ago in which there was a Double Overbid.
They pulled a 10th contestant to take the spin, which didn't win him any money.
NOW, if there is a Double Overbid, the one who is less over will take the Spin.
Now, on to the Showcases. Top Winner: Margaret. Runner-Up: Katelyn. Showcase
#1 features our audience in line. Matilda (Shane) brought her Dell laptop.
Crystal (Natasha) wants to win an Impression satin and tulle ball gown for her
senior prom. Gertrude (Gabby) slept all night in her Sea Pine Golden camping
trailer. Loretta-Sue (Lanisha) wants to win a Cadillac Deville to get back
home. Margaret PASSES this Showcase, on which Katelyn bid $60,611.
Showcase #2 puts some new entries in the "Price World Record Book." First,
Brandi plays the Minute Waltz in 30 seconds on a Wm. Knabe grand piano from
Samick. Rachel models the most expensive bracelet, a Hubert 2.2 karat diamond
bracelet with 18kt. gold. Finally, they put all 6 models on an Eliminator 260
Eagle ski boat. Margaret hesitantly bid $65,000; seemingly wanting to change
her bid as Bob threw to break.
Margaret, perhaps, should have changed her bid. Her Showcase: $91,783 for a
difference of $26,783. Katelyn's Showcase: $61,312 for an unbelievable
difference of $701!! Now, she gets to take a MILLION DOLLAR SPIN!!
However, her spin only makes 1.5 revs to stop on 50¢. Her final total: $64,811.
STATS: 4/6; $163,418