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Putt Honestly...

Holey Moley II: The Sequel Season Premiere
by Chico Alexander
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ABC: 9p/8c
Host: Rob Riggle & Joe Tessitore with Jeannie Mai and Stephen Curry

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You've suffered 9 long, grueling, golf-less months, and now it's time to kick some putt on a brand new course as we play for the Golden Putter and the coveted Plaid Jacket.

Plus on the course, we have The Tomb of Nefertiti, where one person will have the opportunity to putt for $250,000.

A new round of 18 holes of mini-golf madness begins right now!

ROUND 1: Eight golfers will face off in four match-ups. The winners will move on to Round 2.
HOLE 1: DRAGON'S BREATH - Putt into one of the three holes under the archway to lower the drawbridge and get access to the final hole. All while wearing a suit of armor AND putting downwind of actual fire.
- Erik Gustafson (Lincoln, NE; owns a mini-golf course; descended from Swedish royalty) vs. Jack de Sanz (San Francisco; server; descended? from Spanish royalty). WINNER: Erik
HOLE 2: POLCANO - Putt up the side of the volcano through a rock-laden Plinko board. Land in the center to get the best position. Otherwise, it'll end up in the rough or the hazard depending on where it lands. In any case, you'll have to zipline your way around the pole in the lagoon to the green to finish the hole. Land in the water, it's a stroke penalty.
- Matthew Hedges (Richmond, VA; researches sharks) vs. Marni Van Grouw (Lititz, PA; teacher & proud mom). WINNER: Marni
HOLE 3: BEAVER CREEK - Putt across the fallen tree, then cross over the rotating tree trunk. Land in the water, and it's a stroke penalty.
- Ava Lourenco (Scottsdale, AZ; realtor) vs. Stephanie Gibri (Montreal; real estate agent & cultural ambassador for mini-golf). WINNER: Ava
HOLE 4: PUTT THE PLANK - Jon Lovitz christens this hole, a putt over the bow of a ship. Whoever lands closest to the X gets his help, where he'll chip the ball to the green on the other side of the lagoon. The loser gets to watch as Jon chip it blindfolded. Once the ball is on the other side, the contestants will have to make their way to the green by walking the plank, jumping atop a shark, and then reaching for another plank. Landing in the water is, you guessed it, a stroke penalty.
- Matthew Goldberg (Agoura Hills, CA; realtor & former cheerleader) vs. Tressa Smiley (Miami; talk show host). WINNER: Matt.

ROUND 2: A sudden death playoff for a spot in the Final Round
HOLE 5: DOUBLE DUTCH COURAGE - Two giant windmills with more blades than season 1. You have to get your ball... and yourself... through. If either land in the water, it's a stroke penalty.
- Marni vs. Ava. WINNER: Marni
HOLE 6: HOLE NUMBER 2. Putt through a 30-foot stretch to the green, then get to the green by running the same stretch while avoiding opening port-a-johns. Drop into the drink, it's a one-stroke penalty.
- Matt vs. Erik. WINNER: Erik.

FINAL ROUND: The winner of this matchup will win the Golden Putter, the Plaid Jacket, and a spot in the finale, where someone will try to win $250,000 in a single putt.
HOLE 7: FRANKENPUTT - Putt your ball through Frankenputt's lair to the green. Every time you miss, it's an electric shock.
- Marni: 2 (MISS)
- Erik: 2. That's the putt and that's the game. Erik, the King of Mini Golf, gets the Golden Putter, the Plaid Jacket, and the guaranteed shot at $250,000!

To Tell the Truth Season Premiere
by Chico Alexander
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ABC: 10p/9c
Host: Anthony Anderson with Mama Doris
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SEason 5 of the classic reboot begins with...

Gillian Jacobs
"Community"
Joel McHale
"Card Sharks"
Shannon Sharpe
"Skip & Shannon: Undisputed"
Deion Sanders
NFL Network

This season, if anyone manages to sweep the game, you'll receive a statue better than an Oscar, an Emmy, or a Heisma... the Doris!

GAME 1: "I am the T. Rex of honor." This challenger was a maid-of-honor who dressed as a Tyrannosaurus at a wedding, where it went viral.
- #1:
- #2: Joel
- #3: Gillian, Shannon, Deion
CORRECT: #3, Christina Meador. #1 is Sawyer, who's waiting for her boyfriend to propose. #2 is Kacey, a motivational speaker who lost a lot of weight.

GAME 2: "I am Oprah's pedicurist."
- #1: Deion
- #2:
- #3: Shannon, Joel, Gillian
CORRECT: #1, Gloria L. Williams, 15 years of service to Oprah. #2 is Lisagaye Tomlinson, who's part of her book club. #3 Daysha Britt Wills, a big fan.

GAME 3: "I am a professional bee keeper."
- #1: Joel
- #2: Shannon
- #3: Gillian, Deion
CORRECT: #1, Erika Thompson, founder and owner of Texas Beeworks.

BEFORE YOU GO: One of the imposters from game 3 is Will Shortz, the editor of the New York Times crossword.
- #2: Shannon, Gillian (who is a big fan)
- #3: Joel, Deion
CORRECT: #2! #2 is Robert Cesario, a teacher.

Going into the final round, Deion, Gillian, and Shannon all have 20. Joel has 10.

DOUBLE POINTS FINAL: "I am a kung fu master."
- #1: Shannon
- #2:
- #3: Joel, Deion, Gillian
CORRECT: #2, Shi YAn Ming, the most handsome Shaolin monk on earth. #1 is Jack Huang, who owns two stunt schools in LA. #3 is Bert Mathias.

Looking at the scores, we have our chumpion this week in Joel McHale, who gets the crown for the worst player of season 5. So far. We'd ask for some words, but we're out of time.

Fox Sports: The Home Game
by Chico Alexander
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FS1: 7:30p/6:30c
Host: Chris Myers
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Tom Izzo
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State basketball coach
Steve Mariucci
Iron Mountain, MI
NFL coach & NFL Network analyst

On this episode, legendary coaches and best friends are turning onto each other.

ROUND 1: IN THE NEWS. Each question is worth 1 point. At the end of this round, Mooch leads, 1-0.

ROUND 2: ALL THINGS MICHIGAN. These are all questions about athletes and other famous things about Michigan. Each one is worth 2. Tom leads, 6-5.

ROUND 3: ROCK AND JOCKS. These are questions about athletes & singers, 3 points per. Tom still leads, 12-5.

YOU OR HIM: Mooch can either answer a tough question about himself or a multiple choice question about Tom. This is worth 8 points and the game. He picks Izzo.
- What team did Michigan State NOT play in the 2000 NCAA Basketball Tournament
a) Valparaiso
b) Utah
c) Providence
d) Iowa State

He goes with C... He's got it! So the pressure is on Tom for the win... He picks Mooch.
- Who did the Northern Michigan Wildcats beat to win the 1975 Division II title?
a) Northern Kentucky
b) Eastern Kentucky
c) Western Kentucky
d) Central Kentucky

He goes with C... CORRECT FOR THE WIN!

Jeopardy!
by Chico Alexander
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Syn/YesTV: 7:30p/6:30c; also check listings
Host: Alex Trebek with Jimmy McGuire & Sarah Whitcomb-Foss
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CHAMPION
Nathan Berger
South Portland, ME
restaurateur & sommelier

$11,999
Michelle Kanter Cohen
Silver Spring, MD
voting right attorney
Shawn Buell
Zachary, LA
civil engineer

JEOPARDY! ROUND: Drink Up: It's Thirst-day, Geography, Channel That Abbrev., Facts & Figures, "Ye" Old, Story of Myth.

Nathan starts with $200 Drink Up: It's Thirst-day. At the TV timeout, Shawn leads with $1400 to $1000 for Nathan. Michelle has $600.

Nathan finds the Daily Double under $800 Geography. He wagers everything on this: if you're on Nevis & have business at Government House, you need to go to this nearby island. "What is St. Kitts?" RIGHT FOR THE DOUBLER, $2000! HE ends up with $7400 to $2400 for Michelle. Nathan on $2000 gets the board to start...

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!: Sold! at Sotheby's, Run On Sentences, Highways, Words That Rhyme, Boss Hog, Them Duke Boys!

... with $400 Words That Rhyme, where he finds the first Daily Double under $1600. He wagers $800 on this: adjective for lowly labor & warmly affable or agreeable. "What is cheap & greet?" No, it was menial & genial to drop to $2000. Shawn finds the other under $1600 Highways. He wagers $3000 on this: the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Highway connects Feng-shan & Keelung on this island. "What is Taiwan?" RIGHT for $14,400! He ends up with $18,800 to $12,400 for Michelle. Nathan's all but out of it with $5600.

FINAL JEOPARDY! in "Military Slang": this word for high-ranking officials some from a metal used in 19th century military insignia. Correct response: what is brass?

Shawn wins with $24,801! Nathan leaves with $12,999.

Let's Make a Deal Wayne's Favorite Folks Week
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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Nicole - $10,322(traded from $11,434)
Tracy - $6,114
Jonathon - $4,240
Carolyn - $2,000
Farrah - $1,500
Anthony - $700
Janelle - $0
Rodney/Arneta - $0
Heather - CHEESY!
Quickies - $300/$300
Quickie Deals Total - $60,000/$83,600

Perfect Deals - 539
Big Deal Choice 1 - 41
Big Deal Choice 2 - 58
Big Deal Choice 3 - 67
Big Deal Location 1 - 74
Big Deal Location 2 - 49
Big Deal Location 3 - 41
Big Deal Wins- 43
Car Wins -73

ZONKED - 1
ZONKS FOR THE SEASON - 162

Prizes not won today - $61,036
Big Deal prizes not selected today - $25,943
Prizes not won this season -$10,545,227.82+ 7 prizes of unknown value

Total - $24,876 Total for Week 34 - $175,123
Total for the Season: $6,669,923.47 + 2 prizes of unknown value
Total with Quickie Deals - $6,670,223.47+ 2 prizes of unknown value
Best Week - Week 16 - $349,526(PCH Week)
6M Passed 04/23/2020 - 148 shows (19 + 27 + 19 + 26 + 24 + 33)

Day 4 of "Wayne's Favorite Folks" salutes CBS Soaps today! (Wayne and Maile Brady have been on "Bold and the Beautiful!) We start with Janelle the Prehistoric Lady. She is playing for a $19,640 VW Jetta Sedan. The game is ACCELERATOR. We have a ball, a ramp, a spinning wheel and 12 spaces - 4C's, 4A's and 4R's. Janelle must spell CAR to win the Jetta. In round 1, she rolls the ball down the ramp and lands on a C space. Tiffany flips the tile on the C space and reveals $400. If Janelle wants to go for the car, she must roll the ball again risking the $400 because if she lands on another C space, the game is over because C's are now ZONKS. Janelle rolls again and the ball goes down the ramp and lands on...AN A SPACE. We flip the A Tile to reveal $800. She has $1,200 and one last decision. Janelle can either take the $1,200 and split or try to land in one of the 4 R spaces. If Janelle does that, she wins the Jetta. Janelle goes for the car and wins...NOTHING. It was a ZONK. 

Stacy the Flapper is interrupted by Jonathan. We have BREAKING NEWS and Wayne helps her out. She will ask questions about the Curtain 2 prize. And instead of Tiffany and Jonathan answering the questions about the Curtain 2 prize - we have two special guests from "The Young and the Restless" - Tracey Bregman and Christian Le Blanc! Tracy askes Tracey WHAT KINDS OF SOUNDS ARE YOU HEARING BEHIND CURTAIN 2? Tracy says "Crashing Waves and a vibrant party scene." Christian is asked WHAT KIND OF ATTIRE WOULD BE NEEDED TO USE THE CURTAIN 2 PRIZE? Christian would be au naturel but he says "water wings and a sense of irony".  Stacy passes on $500...$1,000...for Curtain 2 which is a trip to MIAMI at the National Hotel worth $6,114!

Nicole the schoolgirl nerd gets the LMAD Participant Trophy(in these days everyone gets one). Something else goes with it(besides self-esteem). Will Nicole keep the trophy or the Big Box? Leftovers go to Anthony(as the 70s Uncle Sam). Nicole keeps the trophy. Anthony takes the $700(after refusing at first). He passes on the Big Box which was REN-A-ZONKCE PAINTINGS(ZONK). Will Nicole keep the trophy or take Curtain 2? Leftovers go to Carolyn the Mechanic. She takes Curtain 2 over $1,000...$2,000...she takes the cash and passes on a new dining room from rypen.com and a year of Passion Roses worth $6,459! Nicole has the trophy or she can take the small box. She keeps the trophy and passes on a pair of Gucci Watches worth $2,120! We lift the trophy and find nothing. Would we really give Nicole nothing for the trophy - nope. We flip the trophy to show the bottom and Nicole is going to THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC for 4N at Lotus Villa from YouLiveOnce Vacations worth $11,434!

Jonathon the Lizard(Dinosaur) needs to have a good memory for this deal. We bring out the Gucci Watches from last act. Jonathon will get the watches and the amount of money in cash it was worth if he can remember how much the watches were. In fact we have the numbers of the watch on an envelope to show him - they are 0122. She says $2,120(he's right you know). He passes on $700 and that was a good call - he's right! He has $4,240 in cash and watches!

Farrah(as Princess Tiana from the Princess and the Frog) has Curtain 1. She is going to get a clue in 30 SECOND THEATER. Usually Jonathan and Wayne act out a scene to give a clue. But Wayne has got some help this time - from "The Bold and The Beautiful" we have Scott Clifton and Annika Noelle. Wayne shows them the prize and they act out a scene. After the scene, Farrah passes on $500...$1,000...$1,500 which she takes! That was the right call as it was a CHOCOLATE FONDUE HOT TUB(ZONK). Oh wait, my mistake. You would think that it was the right call - but it was NOT. Tiffany is eating strawberries with chocolate and shows Farrah that she gave up $5,000 in cash that came along with a zonk - THERE'S ALWAYS A TWIST! 

Its time to play PAIR-A-DICE with Rodney/Arneta(Jogger/Doctor) for a Chevy Sonic RS Hatchback worth $18,895! Here's how the game works. We have 8 boxes on stage. 6 have good die - a pair of 4s will give Rodney/Arneta $400, 5s will give them $500 and 6s will give them $600. The other 2 have zonks. If they can earn $1,500 before hitting the two zonks that will send them home, they will win the cash and the car worth $20,395! Their first pick is 2 and it is a 5. 6 is the first ZONK. They pass on $200 and pick 3. It is a 4. 4 is the 2nd ZONK. They are out. 

Last deal of the day involves Heather(as Winnie the Pooh). We have two cash amounts - Blue ???1 or Red ???2. One value is more than the other. She picks RED. Will Heather take the small box. the Big Box or the cash guess? She picks the small box and passes on a Vespa Primavera Scooter worth $3,999! The Red Amount was bigger by...ONE DOLLAR. The Red was $1,112 and the Blue was $1,111! Heather wins THE SWISS CHEESE ALPS(ZONK)!

Who trades for a $21,175 Big Deal shot? Nicole trades her trip to the Dominican Republic! 

She picks 2. 1 was a new kitchen with a french door refrigerator, dishwasher and a Year of Tony Luke's Cheesesteaks worth $4,768! 3 was the LMAD Vault with ...$21,175 in cash! THAT WAS THE BIG DEAL! Nicole wins another trip - she is going to Thailand for 6N at the BYD Lofts in Phuket worth $10,322!

Master Minds
by Chico Alexander
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GSN: 4p/3c
Host: Brooke Burns
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CHAMPION
Morgan
Hinsdale, IL
perfect SAT score

$20,000
Daniel
Philadelphia
accountant
Jen
Cortland, OH
loves maps & Disneyland
LaKedra Pam
The Doctor
Muffy Maracco
The Historian
Arianna Haut
The Headmaster

If Morgan wins the game AND beats the Master Minds in the Ultimate Trivia Challenge, he will earn the ultimate title of Master Mind.

ROUND 1: The challengers are all tied at 400. Muffy and Arianna are tied at 500 to LaKedra's 400.

ROUND 2: Going into the 400-point question, Daniel & Jen are tied at 600 to 400 for Morgan. He needs this last question in order to stay alive. Meanwhile, Muffy leads the Master Minds, 900 to 700 for Jen and 600 for LaKedra.
- 400-POINT QUESTION in "Nature": Melittologists are scientists who study which hard-working insects that live in colonies? Morgan went with ants. LaKedra's in with bees. Correct answer... is bees. Morgan leaves with $20,000, while Daniel & Jen go on with LaKedra & Muffy.

ROUND 3: Jen wins against Daniel, 2600-1200, while LaKedra beats Muffy, 5700-1800.

ULTIMATE TRIVIA CHALLENGE
Q1: Yogurt is made by adding bacteria to milk, which creates what acid after the bacteria has eaten the sugar? (Lactic acid)
- Jen 1 - 1 LaKedra
Q2: In Magritte's self-portrait, "The Son of Man", what fruit is hiding the artist's face? (Apple)
- Jen 2 - 2 LaKedra
Q3: The name of what lively Spanish dance with clapping and stomping can be heard in the lyrics of "Bohemian Rhapsody"? (Fandango)
- Jen 2 - 3 LaKedra
Q4: What type of popular flower is accosiated with the Japanese emperor's throne? (Chrysanthemum)
- Jen 2 - 4 LaKedra
Q5: "A lupine in ovine finery" can be more commonly expressed as what cautionary saying? (A wolf in sheep's clothing)
- Jen 2 - 5 LaKedra

The Misery Index
by Chris Wolvie
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TBS: 10:30p/9:30c
Host: Jameela Jamil with the Tenderloins
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Do you hate your miserable life?  Well, make OTHER people's miserable lives WORK for you!  Welcome to "The Misery Index"!

And, tonight, it's the War of 1812 in 2020 as a miserable US player takes on a miserable UK player!

Lisa Marie Riley
US
Accidentally texted her boss and calling her the..."C-Word"
Hannah Walford
UK
Accidentally insulted her doctor during labor
Sal Vulcano
Impractical Joker
Brian "Q" Quinn
Impractical Joker
Joe Gatto
Impractical Joker
James "Murr" Murray
Impractical Joker

ROUND 1: MISERY LANE
Two markers are placed on the Index [You choke on a crumpet during high tea (39) & You botch the US national anthem on TV (56)].  Each contestant gets a miserable story and must decide if it's above, below or between the two markers.  Right answer nets $500.

LISA MARIE: Two UK male gay lovers find out they're half-brothers. Lisa Marie chooses above 56.
MISERY INDEX SAYS: 79 [$500]

HANNAH: A US gun-safety teacher shoots his own leg while drawing his pistol. Hannah chooses above 56.
MISERY INDEX SAYS: 78 [$500]

AFTER ROUND 1: LISA MARIE (US) $500-$500 HANNAH (UK)

ROUND 2: MORE OR LESS MISERABLE
Each contestant is shown two traumatic events and they must determine which is higher on the Index than the other.  Getting it correct gets $1000 banked.

HANNAH: A) A Brooklyn couple has sex that's SO loud, they get 311 called on them...or B) Britain has such a "dental crisis", charities that assist third-world nations have to step in? Hannah chooses B.
MISERY INDEX SAYS: A) 34, B) 50 [$1000]

LISA MARIE: A) A Brit gets hit in the back by a bus (but just gets back up and enters a bar)...or B) a woman gets his head caught in an NYC subway door (and no one helps her)? Lisa Marie chooses A.
MISERY INDEX SAYS: B) 59, A) 88 [$1500]

AFTER ROUND 2: LISA MARIE (US) $1500-$1500 HANNAH (UK)

ROUND 3: MASTER OF MISERY
One terrible event is shown.  Each contestant must place where THEY think the event belongs on the Index.  Whoever gets closest gets $2000 and wins the game.  If they get it EXACTLY right, they get $4000!

EVENT: Host Jameela Jamil falls on her face during a TV taping...and shows she's "went commando" that morning. (She lost a front tooth, broke her elbow and got a concussion, too.)
LISA MARIE: 63
HANNAH    : 59
MISERY INDEX SAYS: 63 [DIRECT HIT FOR LISA MARIE!]

FINAL SCORE: LISA MARIE (US) $5500-$1500 HANNAH (UK) [YOU-ESS-AAY!  YOU-ESS-AAY!]

BONUS ROUND: MARGIN OF MISERY
Lisa Marie (helped by Sal) must place a range on the Index (within ten seconds) where she thinks three different events would land on it.  For each successive event, the money gets higher...but the range gets lower.  If she gets them all right, she wins $30,000!

EVENT 1 [for $5000; 30-point range]: A brazen NYC rat jumps into your baby's stroller to steal snacks.
RANGE: 15-45
MISERY INDEX SAYS: 33 [$5000]

EVENT 2 [for $10,000; 20-point range]: As a Buckingham Palace Guard, you fall on your arse.
RANGE: 15-35
MISERY INDEX SAYS: 37 [$0]

EVENT 3 [for $15,000; 10-point range]: Your house is bulldozed by your husband because you weren't there to pick up the phone when he called.
RANGE: 68-78
MISERY INDEX SAYS: 65 [$0]

GRAND TOTAL: $10,500

The Price Is Right
by Chico Alexander
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CBS: 11a/10C
Host: Drew Carey with Manuela Arbelaez, Devin Goda, Amber Lancaster, James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds & George Gray
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Record today: reverse singleton
Record for week 35: 14-9-1
Record this season: 431-462-43
Total won today*: $116,075
Total won this week*: $341,676
Total won this season*: $12,148,940
Perfect bids: 24/936
Perfect Shows/Skunks: 0/0
DSWs/DOBs: 2/5
$11K/$26K SCSD Spins: 3/4
Best week: Week 22: $471,343
$12M passed: 5/20/2020

*totals are based on the MSRP of the prizes on the tape day and rounded to the nearest dollar

THe gateway to the weekend kicks off with Caitlin Anavoff, Mark Wilson, Kenoa Tio, Darlene Frazier, and a bumpter pool table. The $895 pool table goes to Kenoa, who gets to roll the dice for a Toyota Corolla LE. First number: 2. He rolls 3 (lower), 4 (higher), 5 (lower), and 6 (auto-low). The price: $21,642!

MArk wins a $535 Playstation 4 Pro package. Can he win a tour of South Africa (Exodus Travels) with a DSLR bag in Safe Crackers? The dials: 0, 4, 6. He goes with $640... RIGHT!

Vernisha Moore goes downa dn up thanks to a $2110 set of Helen Ficalora jewelry. Next, $10,000 in Grand Game. Target: $5.50. Chobani Greek yogurt... $1.25. Kernel Seasons popcorn seasoning... $2.99. Folger's ground coffee... $4.99. She goes on with Hampton Farms roasted peanuts... $3.69!

Mark spins his way to the Showcase. Meanwhile, Caitlin wins a $1799 MacBook Pro and a chance at an outdoor kitchen island & patio dinette in Squeeze Play.

8 6 3 9 4

She pulls the 6... She needed to pull the 3.

Darlene gets off the schneid with a $1084 elliptical & heart monitor. Next up, a cotton candy maker, a humidifier, a bagel slicer, and a kitchen scale.... and a VW Jetta in Switcheroo.

CAR: $20,2_0
Cotton candy maker: $_0
Humidifier: $_9
Bagel slicer: $_7
Kitchen scale: $_0
NUMBERS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

First hit is 5-1-3-2-4. ... NOTHING. Next up, 2-3-5-1-4.... 1 right.. THE CAR!

Jennifer Samaria wants to parlay a $1461 indoor garden with cutlery into a gas range & kettle and a 4KTV in Double Cross. She goes with $2419 for the range & $3549 for the TV... RIGHT!

Darlene meets Mark in...

THE FABULOUS SHOWCASES! First up, a pair of motorcycles with helmets, a trip to New Hampshire (6n @ The Darby Field Inn), and a trip to Chile (6n @ Sheraton Santiago Hotel & Convention Center). Top winner Darlene passes, and Mark bids $29,500. Darlene gets Michael Kors shoes, a European cruise (10d @ The Majestic Line), and a Chevy Spark. She bids $29,000. Actual price... $38,461, a difference of $9461. Actual price of Mark's Showcase... $27,972, and Darlene wins $59,765!

Top Chef All Stars LA
by Jason Block
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Bravo: 9p/8c
Host:Padma Lakshmi with Tom Collichio & Gail Simmons
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Melissa feels that Restaurant Wars threw her off - she needs to get out of it.

Stephanie misses her brother who passed away 18 months ago due to addiction.

Padma introduces the final 6 to guest judge Sherry Yard(3 Time James Beard award winner and pastry chef at the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys)

QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE - CREATE A SWEET TREAT USING INGREDIENTS CORRECTLY GUESSED IN A BLIND TASTE TEST. EACH CHEF WILL HAVE 5 MINUTES TO TASTE 20 ITEMS. FOR EVERY ONE THEY GET RIGHT, THEY CAN USE IT IN THEIR DISH(IF THEY WANT TO USE IT). The top 2 guessers get the full 60 minutes of time, then the next two get 45 minutes and then the final two get 30. THE WINNER WILL HAVE AN ADVANTAGE IN THE ELIMINATION CHALLENGE.

1st place - 15 Stephanie

2nd place - Gregory (13)

They get the full hour.

3rd place - Melissa (13) due to the fact she didn't get through all the ingredients in the 5 minutes.

4th place - Bryan V(11)

They get 45 minutes

5th/6th - Karen (8) Brian M(7) - 30 minutes

DISHES
- KAREN - Coconut Panna Cotta with Peach Sauce & Fried Coconut
- BRIAN M - Woodfire Cake, Burnt Peaches & Cherries with Pink Peppercorn Ice Cream
- MELISSA - Olive Oil Pistachio Cake with Egg Custard Ice Cream, Blackberries, Tarragon, & Lemon Meringue
- BRYAN V - Lychee Curd, Macerated Peaches, Lavender, Honey with Coconut Sand
- GREGORY - Coconut & Milk Chocolate Curd Topped with Tropical Fruits, Coconut Ice, Salty Pumpkin Seeds, & Pickled Cherries
- STEPHANIE - Peach & Tarrgaon Crostata, Pistachios, Carmelized Ricotta with White Chocolate Ice Cream

Worst Dishes
- Karen/Bryan V

Everyone else did okay

WINNER - Melissa

ELIMINATION CHALLENGE: SINCE THE OLYMPICS WERE TO BE HELD IN TOKYO THIS YEAR, THE 6 CHEFS ARE GOING TO COOK FOR OLYMPIC ATHLETES AND CELEBRATE JAPANESE FOOD CULTURE. THEY GET SOME HELP FROM Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama - owners of the Two Star Michelin Restaurant N/Naka in Los Angeles - EACH CHEF WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ONE DISH IN A 6 COURSE PROGRESSIVE KAISEKI MEAL FOR OLYMPIC ATHLETES.

The Nakayamas shows them how to do it.

1st  - Sakizuke - Appetizer

2nd - Owan - SOUP

3rd - Yakimono - FLAME GRILLED

4th - Mushimono - Steamed

5th - Shokuji - Rice

6th - Mizumono - Dessert

Melissa picks STEAMED(as part of her win she gets to pick first and assign every one else)

Gregory - RICE

Stephanie - DESSERT

Bryan V. - APPETIZER

Karen - FLAME-GRILLED

Brian M. SOUP

The chefs will have 2 hours to prep and cook at the LA Coliseum - and the winner will get to see the Olympics in Tokyo(not this year but in 2021)

Time to shop at Whole Foods - 30 Minutes - $200.

The chefs arrive at the LA Coliseum. It's prep time. The Olympians Arrive including - Ibtihaj Muhammad(2016 Olympic Bronze
Medalist - Fencing) - Christian Coleman (2019 World Champion Track and Field). We also have Mike Tirico from NBC Sports, Rai Benjamin - 2019 World Silver Medalist, Track & Field, Kerri Walsh Jennings - 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Beach Volleyball, The Nakayamas, Diana Taurasi - 4 Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Basketball , Nastia Liukin, 2008 Olympic
Gold Medalist, Gymnastics.

- BRYAN V - Course 1 - Appetizer - Scallop, Avocado Confit, Tomato Dashi with Ossetra Caviar & Bonito Aioli
- BRIAN M - Course 2 - Soup - Spot Prawn, Dashi, Celery, & Squash
- KAREN - Course 3 - Flame Grilled - Jasmine Tea Smoked Duck with Roasted & Fresh Grapes with Miso & Saba
- MELISSA - Course 4 - Steamed - Dungeness Crab Chawanmushi with Clams, Chanterelles & Meyer Lemon
- GREGORY - Course 5 - Rice - Short Grain Rice, Sable Fish, Mushroom Broth with Salted Daikon & Pickles
- STEPHANIE - Course 6 - Dessert - Panna Cotta with Yuzu Curd and Orange Granita

JUDGES TABLE -
- Winner - Stephanie - UNANIMOUS DECISION.
- Bryan V - Good Dish
- Karen to LCK - Eliminated by Japanese Dish(again)

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LCK

Karen v. Kevin

Tom says this is a two-part finale.

CHALLENGE - Since Kaiseki was originally part of a Japanese Tea Ceremony and Tom liked the Tea infusion in Karen's dish - let's do this. Nini brings in a huge table full of different teas. The chefs have 30 minutes to use tea in a dish and highlight it.

DISHES -
- KAREN - Poached Cod in Lemongrass & Ginger Tea with a Tumeric Ginger Broth
- KEVIN - Roasted Tuna in Hibiscus & Mint Tea Broth with Apple, Pistachio & Tahini
Winner - KEVIN

OUT - KAREN

But Before Kevin moves on to the finale - he gets to see who he is cooking against - THE FINAL FIVE OF TOP CHEF!

Tom says that he wanted to give the chefs the ability to block Kevin from coming back. Kevin chooses the three chefs to cook against head to head. He will need to win 2 out of 3 round to make the 5 a group of 6.

1st Chef - Brian M v. Kevin

We have a table of 4 groups of ingredients - ROOTS, FRUITS & NUTS, SHELLS, and STINKY. Brian chooses Shells. Tom says RISOTTO. 30 minutes to cook.

DISHES
- Brian M - Tarragon, Fennel & Lobster Risotto
- Kevin - Saffron & Crab Risotto with Beurre Monte Sauce
ROUND 1 - KEVIN

ROUND 2 - Kevin v. Bryan V.

Bryan Chooses STINKY. Tom says STINKY SOUP - 30 minutes on the clock

DISHES
- KEVIN - Vegetable Soup with Tomato, Fish Sauce, Shrimp Paste, Cabbage, Blue Cheese & Kale
- Bryan V - Curry Delicata Squash Soup with Scallop, Fish Sauce & Shrimp Paste
Winner - Bryan V.

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It all comes down to Round 3

Kevin v. Gregory(who volunteers after Kevin punks them). Gregory picks Fruits/Nuts

FINAL CHALLENGE - DOUGH(allowing Quickbreads and Batters - Sweet/Savory)

DISHES
- Gregory - Cold Coconut Milk Fruit Soup with Rice Dumplings
- Kevin- Pear and Walnut Cobbler with Whipped Mascarpone Cream
WINNER - AND BACK IN TOP CHEF - KEVIN!

Final 6 - Kevin/Brian M/Bryan V/Stephanie/Gregory/Melissa

Tom leaves and Padma talks about the final Quickfire in Los Angeles...which we will see next time!

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
by Chico Alexander
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Last time, Brad Rutter helped Catherine O'Hara get $250,000 for Upward Bound House. Now Dr. Phil is playing for the upper tier with $32,000 for When Georgia Smiled.

Dr. Phil trades out his Ask the Host for extra help from Pam Mueller.

[ $64,000 ]
"Firm ball" & "soft crack" are familiar terms to anyone who manufactures what for a living?
a) Cheese
b) Automobile tires
c) Golf clubs
d) Candy

Dr. Phil uses his Phone-a-Friend, Sarah Carden. She says D... He goes with it... RIGHT!

[ $125,000 ]
Which of these mountains was mentioned in the lyrics of Toto's soft-rock classic "Africa"?
a) Everest
b) Denali
c) Kilimanjaro
d) Fuji

He uses his +1, and Pam says C. C is right!

[ $250,000 ]
The US nuclear codes are carried in a briefcase called the "football", but the President also carries them on a small plastic card nicknamed what?
a) The bow tie
b) The biscuit
c) The frisbee
d) The flyswatter

He decides to bail out with $125,000. The correct answer: B.

Next up, from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", it's Kaitlin Olson, playing for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Her smartest person she knows is Megan Ganz. Together, they make it up to $32,000!

Kaitlin trades out her 50:50 for extra help for Megan.

[ $64,000 ]
Seconds before John F. Kennedy was shot, the First Lady of Texas reportedly turned around in her car seat & said "Mr. President, you can't say..." what?
a) The visit was a total loss
b) The weather has been unkind
c) Dallas doesn't love you
d) Texas isn't exciting

She uses Megan and her Phone-a-Friend, and they all seem to rally around C. She's... RIGHT!

[ $125,000 ]
The human body commonly enters a state called the "cephalic phase" before doing what?
a) Going to sleep
b) Eating a meal
c) Having sex
d) Going into shock

Kaitlin uses her Ask the Host, and Jimmy goes with D... Kaitlin uses it... but it was B! She leaves with $32,000.

LAuren Lapkus (comic/actress) is next, playing for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. She's here with her husband Mike Castle. She gets up to $1000 when the time is called.