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December 7, 2017


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Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
by Don Harpwood

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Syn: check local listings
Host: Chris Harrison
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  Greg Peterson (Chicago, IL) goes into this episode with $50,000, but with no lifelines.

While Jesus is better known for having done them, the Bible tells of Peter also pulling off all but which of these feats?
A: Resurrecting the dead
B: Walking on water
C: Healing the sick
D: Turning water into wine

Greg figures that this was in the Book of Acts, after the Gospels. He eliminates C, and he's sure that someone was resurrected at some point during the section in question. He considers B and D, and he thinks that Peter was a fisherman. It's a free guess, so he guesses D... and that is the right answer!

Which of these countries is the only one in the world that's completely surrounded by countries whose names end in "stan"?
A: Tajikistan
B: Uzbekistan
C: Kyrgyzstan
D: Turkmenistan

Greg says that this came up during pub trivia a couple of weeks prior. He does his best to recall what he can from that, then locks in B... and it is B!

Creating an anthem for working women, Donna Summer wrote the song "She Works Hard for the Money" based on an encounter she had with a tired what?
A: Teacher
B: Meter maid
C: Nurse
D: Bathroom attendant

When he was growing up, Greg listened more to jazz and showtunes. So, since he isn't sure enough here, he walks. The answer is D, and he leaves with $250,000!

Since time is running short, it's "Thousandaire" time with Angie Sherwood seeing this...

While it didn't contain the vodka and triple sec of its namesake, Yoplait once offered what boozy flavor of yogurt?
A: Cosmopolitan
B: Sangria
C: Mojito
D: Manhattan

Angie doesn't eat yogurt. She considers what each of those drinks have, then goes with A... and she's right for $1,000!

by Chico Alexander
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Food: 10p/9C
Host: Ted Allen
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BJ Chester-Tamayo
chef/owner, Alcenia

Steve Costanzo
Stamford, CT
executive chef/owner, Olio Restaurant

Tres Barnard
New Orleans
chef, We Got Soul pop-up

Jean Gabriel
Stamford, CT
executive chef/co-owner, Soul Tasty

It's a special Thursday Chopped ... true grit edition... with Scott Conant, Marc Murphy, and Amanda Freitag on the panel.

APPETIZER: First up, 20 minutes to make something with... collard greens, pickled watermelon rind, head-on shrimp, and hominy grits.
- BJ: Momma's Old-Fashioned Shrimp & Grits
- Steve: Latin-Style Shrimp & Grits
- Tres: Fried Shrimp with Beer-Braised Collard Greens
- Jean: Cajun Grits with Sauteed Shrimp & Italian Sausage

ENTREE: You survived, now you get 30 minutes to work with... polenta, spiral ham, green beans, and pimento cheese.
- Steve: Gnocchi with Polenta-Crusted Ham & Pimento Cheese Sauce
- Tres: Mac'n'Cheese-Style Polenta with Green Bean Chow-Chow
- Jean: Three-Cheese Polenta with Sauteed Ham & Pineapple

DESSERT: One more box to the money, and inside of it... blue grits, blackberries, lemon oil, and boiled peanuts
- Steve: Blue Grit & Ricotta Fritter with Salted Peanut Caramel
- Tres: Blue Grit-Battered Lady Finger with Blackberry & Peanut Puree

Who's gonna get their grits kissed with $10,000? Congratulations... STEVE!

by Chico Alexander
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GSN: midnight/11C
Host: Mike Richards
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Temecula, CA
business owner
Waukesha, WI
yoga instructor
Bayonne, NJ
project manager
Arlington, TX
rideshare driver

After round 1, they end up losing half of their bank to go to $4175.

- Q1: Which two of these made the list of the "15 Most Hated Types of Instagram Pictures": a) Gross food b) Duck face c) Dog shaming? They go with BC... But it was AB, leaving them with $2088.
- Q2: Paying someone to install which two of these would be the priciest: a) Roof b) Furnace c) Garage door? Alan uses the Takeover on AB... and he's right to go to $11,627.
- Q3: Which two of these outdoor-loving groups are made up of more people: a) Hunters b) Sports fishermen c) Birdwatchers? They lock in AB... but it was BC. So we go into the vote with $5814 in the bank.

Alan: KARI
Kari: ALAN
Deirdre: KARI
Kolt: ALAN

The decision is not unanimous. The 15 seconds elapse, and the vote jumps to KARI, but not before taking away $109.

- Q1: Which of these films were based on novels written by women a) Divergent b) The Maze Runner c) Fifty Shades of Grey? They lock in BC... but it was AC, and they're down even more to $2853
- Q2: Based on regulation size, put these in order by square feet from smallest to largest: a) US Open tennis court b) NBA basketball court c) Olympic-sized swimming pool. They try BAC... but it was the order presented, so they go into the end game with $1427.

A (60%): $856
B (30%): $428
C (10%): $143

Historically, the lower the bank, the less time it takes to come to a decision. And today is no exception.

Alan: C ($132)
Deirdre: B ($395)
Kolt: A ($790)

by Chico Alexander
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Syn/YesTV: 7:30p/6:30c; also check listings
Host: Alex Trebek with Jimmy McGuire, Kelly Miyahara & Sarah Whitcomb-Foss
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  A win today, and Kyle becomes the first champ to enter the new tournament talk.
Kyle Becker

research scientist
Katia Noll
Milford, CT
director of global food safety
Joe Gaspard
operations specialist

JEOPARDY! ROUND: Animals in Competition, The 19th Century, The State University In... Literary Characters, They're in the Band, Parts of Speech.

Kyle leads off with $200 The State University in... At the TV timeout, Kyle has $3400 to $800 for Katia. Joe is still at the gate on zero.

Kyle finds the Daily Double under the penultimate clue of the round, $800 The 19th Century. He fronts $2000 on this: in 1859 he became the only US state governor who had previously been a foreign head of state. "Who is Houston?" Sam Houston is right (remember, he was the president of the Republic of Texas) for $7000! He adds another $1000 to end the round in the lead with $8000 to $2200 for Katia. Joe's $1800 gives him the first pick in...

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!: Deserts, The Pulitzer Prize for Biography, "I" Love Opera, New to the OED, I'm Amen-Able to That, Speech of Parts.

... with $400 New to the OED. Katia finds the first Daily Double under $1200 Deserts. She goes for $1400 on this: the southern portion of the Namib Desert merges with this much larger desert to the northeast. "What is the Kalahari Desert?" That's right... but she said the Sahara to drop to $4000. Joe uncovers the other under $1200 The Pulitzer Prize for Biography. He is in for $1000 on this: Joseph Lash won a dual biography of this presidential couple. "Who are FDR & Eleanor?" RIGHT for $4000! He ends up with that much to Katia's $9600. Kyle is in front with $14,400.

FINAL JEOPARDY! in "Time Magazine's Person of the Year": since "Man of the Year" became "Person of the Year" in 1999, only 1 individual woman has won: this European for 2015. Correct response: who is Angela Merkel?

Everyone knew the response, but Kyle wins another with $20,201, giving him $63,802. And right now, he is the leader atop the Tournament Tracker at

Let's Make a Deal
by Chico Alexander
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CBS: 10a/9C or 3p/2C
Host: Wayne Brady with Jonathan Mangum, Tiffany Coyne & Cat Gray
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Jozette - $5244
Trenda - $4366
Alexis - $4353
Jeffrey/Kelley - $3342 (traded from $5400)
Andrew - $2500
Sarah - $2100
Michelle - $1200
Demetra - $1050
Devin - $1000

Quickie Deals - $500/$500
Quickie Deals Total - $19,800/$23,500

Big Deal Choice 1 - 10
Big Deal Choice 2 - 15
Big Deal Choice 3 - 27
Big Deal Location 1 - 25
Big Deal Location 2 - 14
Big Deal Location 3 - 13
Big Deal Wins- 15/52
Car Wins - 21

Prizes not won today - $82,360
Prizes not won this season - $2,484,696

Total: $25,155
Total for Week 13 - $119,971
Total for the Season: $1,945,655
Best Week Week 1 - $233,704
1M Passed - 10/20/2017 - 24 shows
We start with three... no, FOUR people, Michelle (teacher), newsie Devin (Roslyn, NY), Alexis (teacher), and goat milker Jacquelyn (who actually milks goat) play PIECE OF THE ACTION. One of the envelopes has "Action". Who has the Action envelope? It's Jacquelyn! Devin has #1. Will he pick Curtain #2 or $1000? Jacquelyn waits. Devin takes the money. Behind the curtain... three TVs worth $3550. #2 envelope was.. Alexis. Will she take the giant envelope or $800? Jacquelyn waits. Alexis keeps the envelope, and she's going to Miami Beach (4n @ El Paseo Hotel, $4353)! Finally, with the #3, it's Michelle and Jacquelyn, who's locked into this deal. Michelle gets the Big Box. Will she sell it for $1200? Money it is! Jacquelyn... she wants the box! In the box... a COMPACTED CAR! (ZONK!)

Corny Sarah (teacher) and Harley Quinn Demetra (hotel manager from Tampa) are playing for a TOYOTA COROLLA worth $19,820! All you have to do is spell WINNER. Last letter wins. Sarah has $100 and the first pick - 2... N! Demetra has $50 and the second - 7.... R! Sarah foregoes $500 for the 4... N! Demetra foregoes $500 for a 3... I! Sarah foregoes $1000 to play the 6... W! Will Demetra take $1000 or a number? She's taking the money! With the $50, she has $1050! Sarah makes an offer of $2000 to quit... and Wayne isn't objecting, so here's $2000! Had she gone on with #8... SHE HAD IT. SHE HAD THE CAR.

Ronnie (manufacturing engineer for an aerospace company from Los Angeles) plays the TIME CAPSULE. Three items: The Clapper, Airheads Candy, and the Sony Walkman. At least one was introduced nationally in the 1980s. That choice is worth $2000. He picks the Walkman. Will he stick with it or take $500 or Curtain #2? He takes the risk. Behind Curtain #2, a new barbecue worth $4479. Behind the Walkman... 1979. The Airheads and the Clapper were released in 1986 and 1985 respectively.

Andrew (computer IT) gets Curtain #3... a HONDA FIT WORTH $17,765! He can win it playing GO BIG OR GO HOME! Andrew's first roll is 4 for $1000. Next up is a 5 for... $500! One more time... 3 for another $500! He's going for it... a 6 gets him another $500! He's done with $2500!

On Sale Trenda (skincare consultant) is on sale at WAYNE'S TECH CORNER... We have a Thermomix by Vorwerk. She can take it AND the cash value for it, or she can take the Mini-Curtain. She takes the curtain. It was worth $1448. So $2896 buys you... a trip to BOSTON (4n @ Revere Hotel Boston Common) worth $4366... including $500 in spending cash!

Swashbuckler Jozette (Los Angeles) gets Curtain #2... where Tiffany is reading from WAYNE'S DIARY. "I use the curtain #2 prize to relax." She can relax with Curtain #2 or take Curtain #3. She takes #3. Behind #2.... a GIANT HIGH CHAIR (ZONK!)! Jozette just got... a new dining room with $1200 from Cost Plus World Market worth $5244!

The last one before the Big One, and we need a couple... it's Kelley & Jeffrey (bananas) with a small box. The clue: HERS. Or a big box. The clue: HIS. They pick the small box. In HIS box... a rec room worth $3549. They can trade the box for an envelope. They do. In HER box... CHOCOLATE HEELS (ZONK!). In the envelope... a BEACH GETAWAY to Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel (3d) worth $5400...

... but they could trade that in for a Big Deal worth $21,419! They're going for it! They pick Door #3. Behind Door #1... a new kitchen worth $6082. Behind THEIR door... a home office worth $3342. The Biggie was behind #2: a SKI VACATION TO CANADA (5n @ Blue Mountain, 4n @ Red Mountain Resort, and ski equipment)!

Wheel of Fortune
by Chico Alexander
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Syn/YesTV: 7p/6C
Hosts: Pat Sajak & Vanna White
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Total for Today - $56,328
Total for Week 13 - $208,982
Total for the Season: $3,272,041
Bonus Win Percentage: 24/64
Gooseeggs: 12
Toss Up Sweeps/Group Misses: 10/0
Mystery Round Prizes hit/won/lost: 18/10/4
Car Wins: 8
1/2 Car Wedges hit/lost/total wins: 43/21/1
$100,000 Losses/Wins: 3/0
$1,000,000 Losses/Wins: 1/0
$1,000,000 Wedge Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 20/63/7/9
Wild Cards Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 38/63/15/16
Express Wedge Hit/Used/Crashes: 13/6/1
Bonus Prize Wedges hit/won/lost: 28/14/4
$2,500 Space Hit - 21
$3,500 Space Hit - 33
$5,000 Space Hit - 10
Bankrupt Space Hit - 184
Lose A Turn Hit - 64
Vowels Missed: 57
Perfect Rounds: 30
Gift Tags hit/won/lost:37/20/13
Free Play Hit: 70
$6,000 FINAL SPINS: 2/64
Best Week: Week 8- Halloween Week - $323,729
Bankrupt Losses: $306,700 + 8 trips of unknown value.
Left on the Table: $880,598+ 5 prizes of unknown value.
3M Passed - 11/29/2017 - 58 shows - (39 + 19)

A: 3
M: 2
E :6
R: 4
I : 1
C : 3
A : 1
' : 1
S: 2
G: 5
M: 1
E : 5
S: 4
P: 4
I: 1
N: 3
&: 1
W: 2
I : 3
N: 4
* - 1
** - 1
*** - 5

BONUS CATEGORIES SELECTED:(offered/picked/win/lose)
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? - 11/5/1/4
PERSON/PEOPLE - 20/4/1/3
EVENT(s) - 15/6/3/3
SHOW BIZ -9/2/0/2
LIVING THING(s) - 15/3/1/1
IN THE KITCHEN -14/4/1/3
PHRASE - 15/3/1/2
FOOD & DRINK 10/5/3/2
THING(s) - 18/4/2/2
FUN & GAMES - 11/3/2/1
ON THE MAP - 10/5/3/2
PLACE(s) - 12/3/2/0
CHARACTER(s) - 8/4/1/1
OCCUPATION - 5/2/1/1
All this week on Wheel, you can win what our players win! It's Secret Santa Giveaway Week!
Gabrielle Collins
orig. Chicago
relationship blogger
Kim Wells
Puyallup, WA
works for the Department of Education
Pete Samolis
Flushing, MI
personal trainer & men's physique competitor
$10,000 cash money (sponsored by the Wheel of Fortune Free Play app)

TOSSUP #1: People. Kim solves LAUGHING CHILDREN for $1000.

TOSSUP #2 is Living Things. Gabrielle gets WHITE DAFFODILS for $2000 and the first spin of the game. The puzzle is a Crossword, and the clue is _____ Box. Gabrielle gets $1500 when she calls a bad R. Kim goes Bankrupt. Pete gets a bad P. Gabrielle gets a bad L. Kim gets a bad K. Pete gets a solve of... SHOE, BOOM, SUGGESTION, TOY for the house minimum of $1000.

Gold Bond Ultimate Mystery Round is a Title. Kim runs out with the gift tag ($1000 from Wheel of Fortune Free Play), a Freeplay of E, a 1/2 Car, and passing up on the Mystery Wedge (which would've been a Bankrupt), solving THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE for a total of $6500 and the 1/2 Car!

Prize/Express Round is Things. Pete gets $4000 and a 1/2 Car before Losing his Turn. Gabrielle calls a bad D. Kim gets the Wild Card and solves STUNNING AERIAL PHOTOS for $500 AND a trip to Barbados (Sugar Bay Resort), giving her a total os far of $14,328. But the 1/2 Cars are out of play.

TOSSUP #3 is In the Kitchen. Pete gets $3000 more from FOOD PROCESSOR, giving him $4000. Next up, Rhyme Time.. and a Final Spin of $1700 per. Kim solves COFFEE TOFFEE for the $1000 house minimum, giving her a final total of $15,328 and the win!

Pete takes home $4000, which you can have if you're Spin ID is... MC1738388.

Gabrielle leaves with $2000, which is yours if you have Spin ID... CS5046548.

BONUS WHEEL: Kim gets the choice of Phrase, Show Biz, and In the Kitchen. She goes with Phrase. With the E in GAME, the standard six, her picks of DGH A, and her Wild Card pick of M...

H _ G S A L L
A R _ _ N D

Kim wants HUGS ALL AROUND! Well how about $35,000 instead! She wins a total of $50,328, which is also going to Spin ID... CW08804.