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Out of Cash

Broke-A$$ Game Show Season Finale
by Chico Alexander
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MTV: 10:30p/9:30c
Hosts: David Magidoff & Derek Gaines
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  Can we convince someone to sign a fake contract to win real cash? Yes we can.

ONE SMALL STEP: $50 for a wedgie. That you're going to give yourself.

PIER PRESSURE: Answer questions for $20 at a pier. FAIL

WORLD OF FLOORCRAFT: Max has to mop a mess at a grocery store... as a mop for $50.

MISSION IMPAWSIBLE: Animals look like celebrities. Identify the celebrity for $10 each.

SWIN SHADY: Swimming in wading pools. Whoever has the best form wins the money, $100. Dominique gets the cash.

SAY WHAT?: Answer questions while the guys are wearing headphones.

GROW A PAIR: Answer $20 questions on pairs while a pair of balloons inflate on your groin.

NICE MELONS: Get a rubber band around a melon for 50 cents a band before it explodes. The girls get $190. The guys get $218.50.

And as we end the season, we say goodbye to an old friend... the Broke A$$ TV (2015-2015).

@midnight with Chris Hardwick
by Chico Alexander
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Comedy Central: 12:01a/11:01p
Host: Chris Hardwick
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Natasha Leggero
playing for @Captain_Hoek18
Sarah Tiana
playing for @Bobba_Wet
Jeff Ross
playing for @OneLawnWrangler

While you were busy watching spring breakers fall out of truck beds, we were watching three comics play for three civs in Tag Team Thursday! And not just any comics, three roasters of Monday's Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. Speaking of, he's the subject of today's #HashtagWars: #BeliebItOrNot. Sarah and Jeff are tied at 800. Natasha has 500.

A quick speed game involving Jeff's new BFF gives everyone 1000 more, as we go to Lost and Found Footage (from the Found Footage Festival) and Thug Life Rap Sheet. Tonight's Live Challenge: Tanks but No Thanks. In the Shart Tank, we have the sidewinding circle blades. Sarah gets 1000 for this: "Hey Sharts! You know how people think you're stupid? Well now they'll think you're crazy too. These stakes' maximum speed is slower than even the fattest bully's jog, so you can let the world know: "HERE'S AN ASS YOU CAN KICK!""

We're rounding third with 2 Fast 2 Spoilers. As we get ready for Furious 7, Natasha, the bluest panelist, goes red.

FTW: Vin Diesel predicts that he'll win an Oscar for "Furious 7". Give his Oscar speech. The award goes to... "I'd like to thank the Academy even though I didn't went to school there." And SARAH TIANA wins the Internet for @Bobba_Wet.

Today's funny becomes Monday's source material. Follow the game online @midnight.

by Chico Alexander
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Syn/YesTV: 7:30p/6:30c; also check listings
Host: Alex Trebek
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  Jacqueline showed the crowd how it's done yesterday. She'll try again tonight against...
Jacqueline Hawkins

Louisville, KY
English professor
Laura Weiner
Quincy, MA
customer service representative
Al Cho
orig. Tempe, AZ
corporate strategist

Jacqueline starts with $200 States Rhyme Time, finding the Daily Double under $800 Is There A Doctor in the House?. She bets $1000 on this: it's the 15-letter word for the type of doctor who deals with the structure, functions & diseases of the eye. "What is an ophthalmologist?" Right for $2800 and the lead! She ends up with $6600 to $4800 for Al. Laura is on $200, giving her the board to start Double Jeopardy!...

... with $400 Fictional Movie Businesses. Jacqueline gets the first Daily Double under $2000 Science Museums. She fronts the level on this: this city's Museum of Science & Industry is housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 Columbian Expo. "What is Chicago?" RIGHT for $15,400! Al finds the other under $1600 Irates of the Caribbean. He bets $4000 on this: in 1636 the Natives probably got restless when Aruba was occupied by this Dutch company (remember your hemisphere). "What is the Dutch West Indies Company?" Right for $16,000! He leads going into the final with $20,000 to Jacqueline's $16,600. Laura has $5400.

FINAL JEOPARDY! on "Navy Ships": first designated as Armored Cruiser No. 1, this ship was commissioned in 1895 & operated on our east coast & in the Caribbean. Correct response: what was the Maine?

Laura remembered the Maine, but Jacqueline gets another win with $10,801, giving her $34,101 for two.

Let's Ask America
by Mike Klauss
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Syn: check local listings
Host: Bill Bellamy
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Let's Make a Deal
by Jason Block
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CBS: 10a/9C or 3p/2C
Host: Wayne Brady with Jonathan Mangum, Tiffany Coyne & Cat Gray
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Jeffrey - $26,860(traded from $7,630)
Reno/Brandiss - $21,790
Priscilla - $6,393
Donna - $5,846
Courtney - $2,000
Anthony - $2,000
Shelley - $1,000
Tiffany - $500
Quickie Deals - $500

Big Deal Choice 1 - 22
Big Deal Choice 2 - 45
Big Deal Choice 3 - 56
Big Deal Location 1 - 46
Big Deal Location 2 - 46
Big Deal Location 3 - 31
Big Deal Wins- 40/123
Car Wins - 84

Total: $66,889
Total for Week 25- $152,243
Total for the Season: $4,826,816.95
$4M Passed - 99 shows 2/17/2015 (75+24 shows)
Thursday's Trading starts off with a couple and they are Reno/Brandiss(70s soul couple). They are playing for a Jeep Patriot SUV worth $17,390. They are playing MOVIN' ON UP. Reno/Brandiss have to get from the row of 6 to the row of 2 without hitting a zonk. If they can get to the row of 2 and pick the tile that says WIN, they will win the Jeep plus all the cash they gained along the way. They start in the row of 6 with 4 and $200. They move on to the row of 5 with 3 and $700. They have $900 and move to the row of 4 with 1 and $1,500! They have $2,400! They go to the row of 3 and pick 2 and add $2,000! They have $4,400! If they go for the car and win...they will leave with $21,790 in cash and car. What will Reno/Brandon do? They decide to go for 1 and win...THE JEEP and $4,400 in cash! They leave with $21,790 in cash and Jeep!

Shelley the Lobster has the LMAD Envelope, Curtain 1 and the Big Box. The problem for Shelley is she has to give away two of her prizes. She starts with the Big Box and it goes to Tiffany the Graduate. She takes $500 over the Big Box and passes on A CAR CUT IN HALF(ZONK)! Shelley gives the envelope away next to Jeffrey the Lumberjack. He passes on $1,000 to take the envelope and is going to Vermont for 5N at Smuggler's Notch in Vermont worth $7,630! Shelley has Curtain 1. She can take it or $1,000. She takes the $1,000 and passes on a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina at the Palermo Place for 7N worth $9,764!

Melanie the Sno-Cone gets Curtain 2 and the clue is a bowl of Chips and Salsa which is devoured by the crew(but Not Wayne). Will Melanie go for the curtain or $1,000? She takes the curtain and wins a NACHO CHEESE HOT TUB(ZONK)!

Courtney the 80s girl(single lady and real life Ballet Dancer) picks Anthony the Zonk Destroyer(not single). They each get $500. They add $500 each and pass on the small box which was a new 15" Macbook Pro with Retina Display worth $1,999! They add $1,000 more to their total for $2,000 each and pass on the LMAD Envelope which was a pair of luxury watches from Movado worth $2,190! Who keeps their cash and who buys the Big Box? They pass on a 5N trip to BERMUDA at the Elbow Beach Hotel worth $7,832!

Donna the Hillbilly Hero is playing for a Private Wine Tour from Zuri Wine Tasting worth $1,145 and a new living room from Blu Dot and a 55" 3D HDTV worth $5,846 and a Honda Civic LX Sedan worth $19,180! She is playing KEEP ON ROLLIN'. She can win the wine tour by getting 10 points in 4 rolls or less. If she wins the tour, she can give that back to try for the living room in 3 rolls or less. If she wins the living room, she can go for the Civic, but must get 10 points in 2 rolls. She rolls 2, 6, and 6 to win the tour. She gives the tour back and rolls 5 and 6 to win the living room! Will Donna go for the car? She STOPS.

Last deal involves Priscilla the Cow. She has Curtain 3 with a poetic clue. She takes Curtain 3 over $1,000 and wins an Indoor/Outdoor Home Theater including a Curved 65" LED HDTV, a BenQ 3D HD Projector and 10' outdoor screen worth $6,393!

Who trades for a shot at the Big Deal worth $26,860? Jeffrey trades his Vermont trip!

He picks 3. 1 was a pair of IceBear Scooters worth $4,748! 2 was a surfing/biking package worth $2,020! He wins the Big Deal and it is a $26,860 VW Tiguan S SUV!

The Price Is Right
by Chico Alexander
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CBS: 11a/10C
Host: Drew Carey with Amber Lancaster, Rachel Reynolds & George Gray
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Record today: 2-3-1
Record this week: 12-10-2
Record this season: 335-359-32
Total today*: $64,044
Total this week*: $262,108
Total this season*: $8,723,578
Perfect bids: 34/726
Perfect Shows/Skunks: 1/5
DSWs/DOBs: 3/7
$11K/$26K SCSD Spins: 5/3
Best week: Week 8 (Big Money Week): $615,071
$8M Passed: 3/5/15

*totals are based on the MSRP of the prizes and rounded to the nearest dollar.
It's a special day on TPIR this Thursday. It's Price Is Right Day! Everyone in the audience (as well as our principals, host, models & announcer... okay, not the announcer) has been encouraged to make up their own holiday and affix it to their shirt! For me, it's Beat Wisconsin Day. What day is it to you? Let me know on Twitter @dinoralexander using the hashtag #PriceIsRightDay.

Now onto business. Philip Coppin, Patricia Irwin, Ann Tannous, and Christian Williams take on the challenge of an iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. The $904 pads go to Christian, who's celebrating I Just Quit My Job Day by playing for dinner, movies, and fro-yo for a year in Cliffhangers. First up, an herb mill. Is it $25? No, but $20 puts us at 5. A pretzel dog maker... $37? No, it's $34 for three more, giving us a field of 17 and a flat iron. The guess is $54... it's $46 to win!

Ann, who's celebrating Flamingo Plinko Day, wins a $1080 set of floor lamps. Too bad Plinko was yesterday. But we do have a 4KTV, a leather chair & ottoman, and a dishwasher in Eazy as 1-2-3. One goes on the chair... $2049. Two goes on the TV... $3300. Three has to be more than $3300. The dishwasher is... $1200.

Patricia, who's commemorating Happy Wife, Happy Life Day (C-Note: did this just turn into the Star Wars Holiday Special?), gets a $1619 satellite radio for her car... which could be right over yonder! It's a 2015 Chevy Spark in Pass the Buck. She gets the full allotment of three picks. First pick is #6... $5000. She risks it for #4... another $1000. She bails with $6000. The car was behind #2.

Ann spins her way into the Showcase round. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Boese, who's celebrating #PriceIsRightDay... creative... wins a $700 set of luggage. He could take it to Costa Rica (6n @ Peace Lodge) if he wins Side by Side. Is the trip $7056 or $5670? He goes with $7056... Sorry.

Philip, who's here for Daddy of 5 Needs a New Ride Day, gets a $1772 drum set. Yeah, he needs that. He could get his wish, though, because it's a 2015 Jeep Patriot Sport in One Away. The price: not $28,747. Is it $19,658? H egets one... two... three.... three honks. He switches the 8 and the 6... and the price is indeed $19,856!

Fern Nichols, who is celebrating her 99th Birthday, gets a $655 HD camcorder. Now that makes her the oldest person ever to come on down and win her way on stage (C-Note: thanks to for that little bit of info!). She deserves something spectacular. We have... digital smoker... sunglasses... and a motorcycle. All right here in the Clock Game. She doesn't get past the smoker, though. It was $747. When you start your bid at $49, that's gonna happen.

What's also gonna happen is Fern meeting Ann in the Showcase. First up, a pool table decked out with TPIR livery and a 2015 Kia Rio. Top winner Ann passes, and Fern bids $17,000. Next, the TPIR Models have their own holidays, too. James has Male Model Day with an all-in-one PC, Manuela has a Fashion Day with a set of Alexander McQueen accessories for him & her, and Rachel has a Ruby Day (C-Note: for her baby girl. Awwwww) with a 2015 Mazda 3i Sport. Ann bids $22,643. Actual price: $25,350, a difference of $2707. Fern's Showcase is... $22,496, a difference of $5469, about double the difference of the winner. I declare it ANN WINS $26,430 DAY!

Now that that's over and done with, I'm going to watch an episode of "The Polka Dot Door" Google it, kids.

by Chico Alexander
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MTV: 11:30p/9:30c
Host: Eddie Huang with Yassir Lester, Jason Quinn & Chrissy Teigen
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Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ
Brett's roommate
Bakersfield, CA

In Round 1, you have to RAID THE KITCHEN for whatever you can find. You have 25 minutes to create a dish based on the theme of a tailgating party - kielbasa, barbecue sauce, potato chips, steak-umms, and non-alcoholic beer, because Gillian is not of age. The best two snacks move on to the Final Snack-Off.

Brett: Bizarre-B-Q
Gillian: Churro Fries
Alan: Tailgate Frenzy (open-faced pork sandwich)


In the Final Snack-Off, our players will have full access to Snacktopia. They will have 30 minutes to make their signature snack, which MUST feature in some way the Mystery Munchie. Today's Mystery Munchie... BACON!!!!.

Alan: Leaning Tower of Bacon (fried egg Luthers with bacon)
Brett: Bacon Napoleon

And in JUDGMENT TIME! Winner of the $1000, the place in the Snack-Off cookbook, and the illustrious Golden Spork... ALAN!!

Wheel of Fortune
by Jason Block
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Syn/YesTV: 7p/6C
Hosts: Pat Sajak & Vanna White with Jim Thornton
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Total for today: $42,376
Total for Week 28: $180,594
Total for the Season: $8,279,582
Bonus Win Percentage: 51/139
Gooseeggs: 19
Toss Up Sweeps/Group Misses: 23/0
Mystery Round Prizes won: 12
Car Wins: 4
1/2 Car Wedges hit/total wins: 179/13
$100,000 Losses/Wins: 2/1
$1,000,000 Losses/Wins: 0/1
$1,000,000 Wedge Hit/Offered/Used: 38/139/11
Wild Cards Hit/Offered/Used: 69/139/23
Express Wedge Hit/Used: 29/25
Bonus Prize Wedges hit/won: 64/39
$2,500 Space Hit - 33
$3,500 Space Hit - 92
$5,000 Space Hit - 12
Bankrupt Space Hit - 428
Gift Tags won: 41
Free Play Hit: 139
$6,000 FINAL SPINS: 8/139
Best Week: Week 1 - Teacher's Week - $1,200,274
Bankrupt Losses: $927,334
$8M Passed: 3/19/15 (115 + 19 shows)
It's Day 4 of "Leave Winter Behind" week! The $1,000 Tossup is PHRASE. Jason Murrs from Mount Sinai, NY solves SPRING IS IN THE AIR. He owns a landscape design business and has 37 watches. Kristina Eggar from Levittown, PA is in the financial services industry, but a ToastMaster. Michelle Robinson is a married nurse from Michigan!

The $2,000 Tossup is PROPER NAME. Kristina has $2,000 with NEIL PATRICK HARRIS. We add this to the wheel and it's a Costa Cruises cruise of the Mediterranean worth $6,500! Kristina starts MOVIE QUOTE. She Bankrupts. Michelle hits 2 Free Play E's and misses. Jason Bankrupts. Kristina loses $1,150 on Bankrupt. Michelle misses after filling in a lot of the puzzle. Jason picks up the 1/2 Car with a $500 C for a Nissan Versa Note S and solves I'M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP for $1,050. He has $2,050 and the 1/2 Car.

Michelle starts the Eggland's Best Mystery round which is SAME LETTER. She misses. Jason misses on the mystery round wedge. Kristina picks up the GC for $1,000 from but loses that and $3,850 on Bankrupt. Michelle hits the $10,000 mystery wedge for her $3,000 risk but misses. Jason Bankrupts losing the 1/2 Car. Kristina hits Lose a Turn. Michelle loses the $10,000 on Bankrupt. Jason picks up the 1/2 Car with the Same Letter G which means he has $2,500 and solves GREEK GODS & GODDESSES for that amount of money. He has $4,550 and another 1/2 Car.

Jason starts the Express Wedge/Prize Puzzle round which is THING. He picks up the 1/2 Car with a $500 P, dominates and solves A QUIET SECLUDED ESCAPE for $3,200, a brand new Nissan Versa Note S worth $14,975 along with his secluded escape to Barbados at the Divi South Winds Resort in Barbados! It's worth $6,151! He has $28,876 in cash and prizes!

The $3,000 Tossup is OCCUPATION. Jason has $31,876 with ATHLETIC TRAINER. He starts SONG LYRICS. He misses. Kristina hits 2 $5,000 T's. She hits Lose a Turn. Michelle solves NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO for $2,800. We have time for...

...WHAT ARE YOU DOING? We go right into a FINAL SPIN worth $1,900 a letter. Jason is SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE with $5,700 and $37,576 in cash and prizes including his car and trip to Barbados! Michelle is leaving with $2,800. Kristina is leaving with $2,000!

The pre-bonus round total is $42,376! Jason lands on the * wedge. His category is THING. With the RSTLNE and his choices of G P H O we have:

P O _ _ E T
_ _ _ R _

He had the POCKET, but not the DIARY. He loses $32,000 but leaves with $37,576 in cash and prizes!