Gordon: This is Gordon
Pepper, and welcome back to episode #3 of The Moment of Truth. Joining
me in this recap is Don Harpwood
Gordon: And also joining me is the biggest Moment of Truth fan ever, Mr.
Jason: That answer is....FALSE.
Gordon: (BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP)
Don: Do they really need to use this type of long opening for each
Jason: Yes. New fans. And we review last week.
Gordon: Last time we left the show, we had Christie Youssef a,
22-year-old medical student, who is also a pageant winner.
Gordon: Joinins us - Her family and friends - Nellie (her mom), Melissa
(her sister) and Cole (her friend). We left her with her being asked a
question by friend and Beauty Pageant competitor Catherine Fontaine, and
the question was this -
Have you ever tried to sabotage
another pageant contestant?
Gordon: I predicted she
would say yes.
Jason: So did I.
Gordon: Catherine is Miss California 2006. Christie says no. The
Jason: That's cool.
Gordon: And Catherine joins them all on the couch. Christie does not
look too thrilled about that. For $25,000...
Have you ever secretly been
attracted to one of your sister's boyfriends?
Jason: I say yes.
Gordon: Christie has no problem admitting it. The Lie Detector says True
and she has $25,000. Melissa didn't know that, but she doesn't seem too
unhappy. 4 questions away from $100,000. Mark warns Christie that the
tone of the questions will change quickly. She says yes, and Mark again
warns that the questions will get personal. You ready for personal?
Don: Do I have to be ready? :P
Gordon: Doesn't matter if you have to be. Christie has said that her
relationship with her dad has been good for the past year. That leads us
to believe that it hasn't always been good. Uh oh...
Do you believe your father has
used money to control you?
Jason: Whoa baby!
Gordon: Christie says she will have to say yes, and the detector
Gordon: Her mom and sister are smiling outside, but they know the truth.
She wants to keep going. Mark points out that the parents are divorced,
and Christie admits it was difficult..
Do you blame your father for
tearing your family apart?
Gordon: Christie says that
both people play a role, BUT that one person played a larger role. She
says yes. The Lie Detector says True. Melissa is still smiling.
Mom...not as much. Christie has conservative beliefs and she's
Are you still in love with your
Don: Oh, boy...
Gordon: Christie says its been 10 months, and she says yes. The Detector
says true, and I don't know why that's a hard question. Christie is one
away from $100,000.
Gordon: Catherine says that 1 more, and med school is paid for. There
hasn't been anything horrible so far, until Mark talks about the pageant
stuff. For $100,000...
Have you ever forced yourself to
throw up after eating to avoid gaining weight?
Gordon: Melissa hits the
family button. She says it's personal. Christie will not have to answer
the question,. When Melissa hit the button, Christie looked at her like
'why did you just do that?'
Jason: First time used.
Gordon: Christie was more than ready to answer no to that question, and
this time, the button backfired. Now, she has to answer this...
As an adult, have you ever taken
a nude picture of yourself?
Gordon: Christie says no. The Lie Detector says...True.
Gordon: Christie has just won $100,000. Still nothing too damaging yet.
3 questions away from $200,000.
Don: Will she continue on and try to double what she has?
Gordon: Mom wants her to stop. Cole and Melissa say to go.
Gordon: Catherine reminds Christie that the has the money she needs now.
Christie decides to play it safe and walk away. Mark tells her the next
question for funsies...
For Funsies - Have you ever felt trapped by your mother trying to
control your life?
Gordon: She would have said no. We all know that the answer is yes. She
would have been called....False.
Jason: Oh boy.
Gordon: Her mom is too thrilled to be upset, because Christie walks off
with $100,000. Next person up - Brandon Correia, a 31 year waiter and
ex-member of the military.
Don: 6 people in the family & friends section this time.
Gordon: His circle of friends is Marisa (Brandon's girlfriend), Cheryl
(his mom) Courtney and Tracy (sisters), and Joey and Patrick (friends).
That a lot of people. Let's begin...
Have you ever taken another
server's tip and kept it for yourself?
Gordon: His friends are
already laughing as he says yes - with a True response. Brandon was a
former marine in the corps.
Did you join the Marines just to
impress your father?
Gordon: Brandon says no. The
detector says True.
Jason: Good deal.
Gordon: 2 down. 4 to go for $10,000. Brandon says he may spend money on
jewelry for the girlfriend.
Do you use the lack of money as
an excuse to keep from proposing to Marisa?
Jason: Oh boy
Gordon: He says yes and Marissa looks surprised.
Jason: That's not good.
Gordon: But he gets it right. Marissa says it's ok.
Don: Well, he could have the money soon enough, and it would no longer
be an excuse.
Gordon: True. Brandon says he likes to hang out with friends
During the past 6 months, have
you driven a car while intoxicated?
Gordon: Brandon says ...yes?
He's ruled true and he can continue.
Jason: Idiot. Moron.
Gordon: Brandon says that the first time he and Marissa met, Marissa
forgot him. She admits she remembers that she forgot him. Heh.
Have you ever had sex with
someone who's name you did not know?
Gordon: Brandon says no. The
Lie Detector says...True. Brandon says that the communication is getting
better. For $10,000...
In the past year, have you ever
sent flirtatious text messages to any woman other than Marissa?
Don: This could be trouble.
Gordon: I agree. 'Flirtatious' is vague. I mean how do you define it?
Jason: True. The questions are very vague at points.
Gordon: Some of the questions do force you to admit being sinister.
Christie and George Ortuzarar (man on the last episode) both did great
jobs of defusing the questions. Not so much for Brandon, who says yes.
Jason: This guy is a real sleazeball.
Gordon: The Lie Detector says True, and he has $10,000. Marissa says she
didn't know and she's not happy. It's interesting. Brandon and Ty are
sleazeballs. George had his faults, but he was a good guy. Christie was
pretty much teflon and she didn't hurt herself at all.
Gordon: Semper Fi - Always Faithful. This could be trouble
Is there anything that you did in
the Marine Corps that you would be ashamed of?
Gordon: Brandon says yes,
and the Lie Detector says true.
Jason: oh boy.
Gordon: Now the friends are not looking happy. Brandon is 3 from
$25,000. Joey thinks he knows what happened. Brandon doesn't want to
talk about it and says to keep going with the questions. Brandon admits
that he'd give better service to people he liked.
Have you ever changed the amount
on a receipt just to get a better tip?
Jason: I bet he did.
Gordon: Brandon says Yes, and the Detector says True.
Don: No surprise there after what we heard from him so far.
Gordon: He says he gets along with Marissa's family - and they are here
in the audience. Marissa agrees...
Have you ever made ethnic jokes
about Marissa's family?
Jason: She is Asian after all.
Gordon: The friends bow their heads down and know the answer. Neither of
them are going to save him and hit the button, so he has to say true.
Gordon: Marissa says that she'll live, maybe holding off the button for
a worse question.
Do you sometimes feel that
Marissa is boring?
Gordon: Brandon says yes
Don: That was a bit too quick.
Jason: Way quick.
Gordon: I think the relationship between Brandon and Melissa just hit a
Jason: Try sinkhole.
Gordon: They are in California, so sinkhole would be apt. For $25,000...
While working as an underwear
model, did you stuff your underwear?
Gordon: Brandon says no. The
Jason: Ha ha!
Gordon: Brandon says 'No Way' and he is somber, not knowing how that
Jason: And we are done for tonight.
Gordon: Marissa does give him a consolitary hug, but they have a lot to
Gordon: And with that, we're done for tonight. Thanks to Jason and Don
for joining us
Jason: Thank you.
Gordon: This is Gordon, saying game over and spread the love - and the