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|17 Days, $396,182
by Chico Alexander
Syn/YesTV: 7:30p/6:30c; also check listings
Host: Mayim Bialik wiht Ken Jennings, Jimmy McGuire & Sarah
Mattea is knocking on the door of $400,000 today as she plays for 18 against...
|17 DAY CHAMPION
branch office administrator
SINGLE JEOPARDY!: Old York, Movies"!", Poets & Poetry, Iron, Landmarks, Rhymes with These.
Mattea starts with $200 Landmarks. At the TV timeout, the champ is on $5000 to $2400 for Manav. Renée is barely out of the gate with $200.
Renée finds the Daily Double under $600 Iron. She hammers out a $2000 bet (a big one) on this...
- IRON for $2000: At about 1,000 feet, it was the tallest iron structure in the world when it was completed in 1889.
"What is the Eiffel Tower?" RIGHT for $4200! She ends with $5200 to $9800 for Mattea. Manav's $3000 gives him control over...
DOUBLE JEOPARDY!: Philosophy, Celebrity Sibling Surnames, Double Double-Letter Words, North America, Catching You Short, Ballet & Opera
... with $1600 Celebrity Sibling Surnames. Mattea finds the first Daily Double under $1600 Philosophy. She wagers $2000 on this:
- PHILOSOPHY for $2000: It's the philosophical study of art & of the judgments of art & beauty
"What are aesthetics?" GOOD for $14,200! Renée finds the other one, a rare $400-level clue in Ballet & Opera. She bets five big ones on this...
- BALLET & OPERA for $5000: M-m-m-my Verona! On February 9, 1965 Nureyev & Fonteyn danced this ever-doomed couple in London
"What is Romeo & Juliet?" Give her the cash, $21,000! She ends with that much to Mattea's $22,600. Manav can indeed spoil with $600. Not at all sure how, but the opportunity is there.
- BOOKS OF THE 1970s: Aptly, members of a Black family in this novel have biblical names: Pilate, Hagar & the title one, an ancestor of the protagonist
Correct response: what is Song of Solomon?
Mattea is the only one with the correct response to win $42,001, giving her an 18-day take of $438,183.
| America Says
by Chico Alexander
Host: John Michael Higgins
Landon, Stephanie, Greg, Gregory Jr.
Darren, Deborah, Pamela, Shirly
- Freeman Family: If I had a road sign to describe my last date, it would say (BRA, C, DE, OW, S, U, Y). They get stop, yield- u0turn, dead end, caution, and one way. The Nature Lovers miss bumpy road ahead.
- Nature Lovers: (B, B, D, F, H, S, T) is a word that comes before "ball". They get basket, base, foot, tennis, soft, and dodge. The Freeman Family miss hard, and we're tied at 600.
- Freeman Family: A Christmas item you can get for a great price on December 26 is (C, C, L, O, S, T, WP). They get ornaments, trees, lights, stockings, and wrapping paper. The Nature Lovers miss candy and cards.
- Nature Lovers: It feels like everyone I know has seen every episode of (E, F, GOT, S, ST, TBBT, TO). They get Game of Thrones and Friends. The Freeman Family get Seinfeld and The Office, but not The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek, or Empire to go to 2000 to 1000 for the Nature Lovers.
- Freeman Family: I need a book that teaches me how to be even better at (C, D, E, G, O, P, S). They get cooking to go to 2300. The Nature Lovers get gardening, sewing, and organizing to go to 1900.
- Nature Lovers (2 leads, 5 wins): Something you find in the country but not in a big city is (C, D, F, FA, H, Q, T). They get deer... and that's it. Freeman Family wins, 2300-2200! The others: cows, fresh air, tractors, horses, farms, and quiet.
BONUS ROUND for the Freeman Family
- Q1: The (L)-flavored jellybeans are always the last to go: Licorice
- Q2: When I think of slippers, I think of (C, F): SKIP!
- Q3: My husband is always working with wood, so he definitely has a (S, C, H) in the garage: Saw, Chisel, Hammer
- Q4: Like doors, (S, T, W, P) can also be locked): Windows, Phones, TIME on safes and trunks.
Back to Q2, where they needed Cinderella and fuzzy.
| Beat Bobby Flay Season Premiere
by Chico Alexander
Host: Bobby Flay
chef/owner, Illegal Food
On the panel today are Food Network "The Kitchen" stars & podcasters Jaymee Sire and Jeff Mauro.
ROUND 1: The theme ingredient is… BROCCOLINI. Twenty minutes to broc and roll!
- Steven: Broccolini Two Ways with Agrodolce and Quail Egg
- Laura: Crispy Broccolini with Tomato & Calabrese Romesco
ROUND 2: Laura's signature dish for Bobby… SOPES. On the panel tonight… DJ & host of "In the Mix" Matt FX, executive chef & partner of Shuka & Shukette Ayesha Nurdjaja, and chef & owner of Comodo Felipe Donnelly.
- Laura: Carnitas Sope with Black Bean Hummus and Cactus Avocado Pico
- Bobby: Chorizo and Shrimp Sope with Black Beans and Red Chile Sauce
WINNER: ... Bobby Flay.
|| Bullsh*t: The Game Show PRemiere
by Chico Alexander
Netflix: Season 1 available
Host: Howie Mandel
You don't have to be the smartest person in the world to win this game show, you just have to know how to BS.
Palo Alto, CA
There are 10 questions all told. You advance up this money ladder...
$1000 -> $10,000 -> $25,000 -> $50,000 -> $75,000 -> $100,000 -> $250,000 -> $500,000 -> $750,000 -> $1 million
... by either answering the questions correctly or making at least one challenger believe you have the correct answer. If you are correct, no matter what the challengers believe, you move on. If you are incorrect, you can try and bluff your way to the correct answer. If someone believes you, you move on. But it's not just a game for you, it's also a game for them, because the player who is the best at discerning the truth from the BS will earn their shot at $1 million.
$1000: As a nod to a popular invention of the time, Thomas Edison gave his 2 oldest children what nicknames: a) Wing & Tail b) Click & Flash c) Stitch & Spin d) Dot & Dash?
- Yousuf: B (CORRECT: D)
- Katie: BS
- Tony: TRUE
- Alison: BS
From here on out, Yousuf is given two Locks. At any point, he can lock in the value of a question, and that level serves as a milestone level, meaning that the player cannot leave with less than that much money, which is important, because if a player fails to lock before clearing a level, they leave with nothing. But once you use the first lock, you can't use the second for another three questions.
Yousuf LOCKS the $1000.
$10,000: Held annually in Florida, the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" is a celebration surrounding what type of sporting event: a) a college football game b) a PGA tournament c) A NASCAR race d) a horse race?
- Yousuf: A (CORRECT!)
- Katie: BS (50%)
- Tony: TRUE (50%)
- Alison: TRUE (100%)
$25,000: The Declaration of Independence is stored in an airtight case filled with what inert gas that won't degrade the paper or ink: a) nitrogen b) argon c) fluorine d) carbon monoxide?
- Yousuf: B (CORRECT!)
- Katie: TRUE (67%)
- Tony: BS (33%)
- Alison: TRUE (100%)
$50,000: According to legend, Richard Nixon once carried Louis Armstrong's suitcases through customs & unknowingly smuggled what into the US: a) $400,000 b) a baby Komodo dragon c) 3v lbs. of marijuana d) 2 wheels of rare cheese?
- Yousuf: B (CORRECT: C)
- Katie: BS (75%)
- Tony: BS (50%)
- Alison: TRUE (75%)
$75,000: Roald Dahl briefly did what as a schoolboy which perhaps inspired one of his greatest books: a) picked blueberries b) assisted a butcher c) taste-tested chocolate d) set rabbit traps?
- Yousuf: C (CORRECT!)
- Katie: TRUE (80%)
- Tony: BS (40%)
- Alison: TRUE (80%)
$100,000: In 2021, guitarist Nate Mercereau recorded an album of "duets" with what US landmark incorporating its eerie humming sound: a) Hoover Dam b) Space Needle c) Gateway Arch d) Golden Gate Bridge?
- Yousuf: A (CORRECT: D)
- Katie: BS (83%)
- Tony: BS (50%)
- Alison: BS (83%)
With that, Yousuf leaves with $50,000.
Katie and Alison are tied. Ties are broken by time. In this case, the winner is... KATIE!
New York City
$1000: Contrary to popular belief, the rust on a rusty nail does not cause what disease: a) mononucleosis b) tetanus c) salmonella d) cholera?
- Katie: B (CORRECT!)
- Tony: TRUE
- Alison: TRUE
- Ellyn: BS
$10,000: According to the National Park Service, what should you do first if you're being charged by a bear in Yellowstone National Park: a) stand still b) sing loudly while backpedaling c) run toward it d) shout & wave your arms?
- Katie: D (CORRECT: A)
- Tony: TRUE (50%)
- Alison: TRUE (50%)
- Ellyn: TRUE (0%)
$50,000: A nod to its original function, Levi Strauss refers to the tiny right-hand pocket at the front of its jeans as a what: a) key pocket b) lighter pocket c) watch pocket d) pencil pocket?
- Katie: C.
... Is Katie right? And even if she isn't, will anyone believe her? Find out in the next episode.
Season 1 of "Bullsh*t: The Game Show" is available in its entirety on Netflix. Another recap follows next week.
| Chain Reaction
by Chico Alexander
Host: Dylan Lane
Janean, Marie-Francoise, Cassandra
|Theme Park Squad
Hanna, Anne, Justin
Another Second Chance Game is upon us...
$100 CHAIN: WARM - Water - Park - Way - O? - SITE. Janean gets OFF ... to put the Writing Divas ahead with $300 to $100.
- $100 SPEED CHAIN: GLUTEN - F - R - ALONG. They get FREE RIDE for $400.
$200 CHAIN: ROYAL - Blue - Berry - Tree - S? - AROUND. Marie-Francoise scores with SKIRT to go to $800 to $500 for the Theme Park Squad.
- $200 SPEED CHAIN: DEBIT - C - T - MANNERS. They get CARD TABLE for $1000.
$300 CHAIN: POTTED - Plant - Nursey - School - B? - GEORGE. The Theme Park Squad sweep with BOY to go to $1700.
- $300 SPEED CHAIN: BUMPER - S - S - ABSORBER. They miss STICKER SHOCK.
GAMBLING CHAIN: FOURTH - Quarter - Moon - Shadow - Box - F? - DANCE. The Theme Park Squad lead, $2100-$1300 when they get an F. Anne bets $100 on FEET... Not right. Cassandra maxes out on FAN... RIGHT to win, $2300-$2000!
BONUS ROUND for the Writing Divas
- MUSCLE - B - G - LAND. They get BEACH GRASS with 26 seconds left.
- BLACK - S - P - C - COUNCIL. They run out of time on SEA PORT CITY.
| Family Feud
by Jason Huhn
Syn/YesTV: 3p/4c; also check listings
Host: Steve Harvey
Darnell, Mesa, Terry, Jesse, Jazmin
|THREE DAY CHAMPIONS
Melissa, Tripp, Phoebe, David, Steve
Peachtree Corners, GA
Curneys are back with a second chance form 2018.
SINGLE: Fill in the blank - You'd hate for your pharmacist to say loudly, "Your prescription for _____ is ready!".
1️ Viagra/ED 42 5️ Birth control 4
2️ STD/Herpes 28 6️ Hormones/Menopause 4
3️ Epic hemmorhoids 11
4️ Itch/Rash 7
SINGLE: 100 women, something you'd do if you hit on a guy and he called you a cougar.
1️ Laugh/Grin 30 5️ Own it/Thanks 11
2️ Purr/Roar 18 6️ Get his number 4
3️ Slap/Deck him 13 7️ Ask his age 3
4️ Walk away 12 8️ Cry 3
Second survey had both families baffled on the top 2 answers.
DOUBLE: 100 women, someone you'd be surprised gave you sexy lingerie for your birthday.
1️ Mom/Dad 35 5️ Kid/Creepy son 8
2️ Boss/Coworker 15 6️ Sibling 7
3️ Mother-in-law 12 7️ Grandparents 4
4️ Dull hubby 12
TRIPLE: The first thing a bear might do after waking up from its five-month nap.
1️ Eat/Drink/Hunt 48
2️ Grizzly whiz/dump 27
3️ Yawn/Stretch 21
4️ Growl 2
SUDDEN DEATH: 100 women, I'd be shocked to hear my blind date just got out of what? The Curneys get their redemption win when they say Prison (76).
FAST MONEY: Jazmin gets a #1 for 143. Mesa gets three for the $20,000, giving them $40,960. They play for a car tomorrow.
- Something a man gets to keep after a divorce if he has a really good lawyer: House (Mesa)
- How many shaves you get out of a disposable razor: 5
- Something you do a lot of when you have a cold: Sneeze (Mesa)
- Something that parents wonder if kids will ever finish: School/College (Jazmin)
- An animal that's always being rescued: Cat (Mesa)
In the nightcap, the Van Horns face the CHappells.
TRIPLE: Something you have that's broken in to perfection.
1️ Clothes/Shoes 53
2️ Furniture/Bed 26
3️ Baseball glove 8
4️ Car 5
Congratulations to the Van Horns for winning their fourth.
FAST MONEY: Jake and Katie get up to $41,575. They too will play for a car tomorrow.
| Let's Make a Deal
by Jason Block
CBS: 10a/9C or 3p/2C
Host: Wayne Brady with Jonathan Mangum, Tiffany Coyne & Cat Gray
|Kenyatta - $23,220(traded from $10,199)
Karen - $9,341
Ozzie - $7,399
Lori - $8,597
Anna - $500
Jackie - $500
Stephanie - $300
Nik - $100
Annamaria - $0
Joshua - WHERE'S DICK VAN DYKE WHEN YOU NEED HIM?
Quickle Deals - $500/$500(twitter deal - packet of soy sauce)
Quickie Deals Total - $118,450/$161,000
Perfect Deals - 577
Big Deal Choice 1 - 30
Big Deal Choice 2 - 49
Big Deal Choice 3 - 59
Big Deal Location 1 - 61
Big Deal Location 2 - 40
Big Deal Location 3 - 30
Big Deal Wins- 36
Car Wins - 48(4 Fabulous Cars on Fabulous Car Friday)
ZONKED - 1
ZONKS FOR THE SEASON - 216
Prizes not won today - $44,537
Big Deal prizes not selected today - $10,797
Total for Today not won - $55,334
Prizes not won this season -$10,409,917+ 3 prizes of unknown value
Total - $49,957
Total for Week 31 - $79,162
Total for the Season: $5,977,409.01 + 2 prizes of unknown value
Total with Quickie Deals - $5,977,909.01 + 2 prizes of unknown value
Best Week - Week 9 - $301,165
$5M Passed: 03/15/2022
We end the week on a Thursday because...reasons. We start with the fact that playing along with Cat in the music pit is Grammy Award winning artist from Boyz II Men is SHAWN STOCKMAN! Let's start with the 9 checks game. Lori the Camera(retired HS Supervisor - two time cancer survivor) and Anna The Fairy(graduating from Loyola Marymount University) are our check pickers. Lori picks 4 and Anna picks 9. The three checks before Lori's were(in order): $1,300/$2,400 and $1,000. Will Lori take her check or Curtain 1? She takes the Curtain and passes on $1,500 for a Hot Tub from Viking Spas and 2 lounge chairs worth $8,597! Anna's checks before 9 were(in order): $1,600/$1,200/$2,000 and $3,000. Will Anna take Check 9 or Curtain 2? She keeps the check and passes on Curtain 2 which was a new washer/dryer from justaskal.info and a laundry sink worth $3,585! Anna wins $1,100! Who keeps and who takes the Big Check from Jonathan? Lori keeps and Anna trades....down to $500!
Stephanie the Maple Leaf(became a US Citizen 6 months ago) is playing GO BIG OR GO HOME for a 2022 Nissan Versa worth $18,005! This is how the game works! Stephanie will roll a single die down the ramp which will move her around the 16 space game board. She starts on the GO BIG space. Every time Stephanie lands on a cash or prize space, that turns into a GO HOME space. If Stephanie can move around the board and land back on GO BIG without GOING HOME, she will win the Nissan and all the cash and prizes she landed on along the way. Stephanie rolls 4 and lands on $1,000. The bad roll for Stephanie right now is ANOTHER 4. Stephanie goes BIG and rolls on with...3! $750 is added to her total. 1 is now the bad roll. Stephanie risks her $1,750 and rolls on with...5. She adds $500 and has $2,250 in cash! Stephanie wants to roll a 4. That will send her home with $20,255 in cash and car! That is the GO BIG SPACE. 2 will send her home with NOTHING. That is the GO HOME SPACE. Stephanie passes GO BIG with a 6 and adds $500 more to make it $2,750. Things now get interesting as her 2nd time around makes the 2/5 and 6 bad rolls. I know what I would do...but Stephanie decides to risk it and loses everything on the 2 - GO HOME. Consolation roll - $50 X 6 = $300!
Kenyatta the Cheerleader(HS Cheer Coach in San Diego) has the small box from Wayne but Shawn decides to stick his nose in and offer the mini-curtain. Of course we are going to have a song battle to determine what Kenyatta picks. Shawn and Wayne will sing about their prizes and then Kenyatta will choose. Tiffany shows Wayne and Shawn their prizes. Kenyatta takes the box. She passes on the mini-curtain which was a 3N trip to PALM SPRINGS worth $3,798! Kenyatta wins a Yamaha Waverunner Watercraft worth $10,199!
It's time for BEAT THE DEALER for $10,000 with Annamaria the Peacock, Nik the 1970s soul guy(father of 2) and at-homie Jackie the Gypsy(Wilson NC - retired - lover of music) Shawn begs Wayne to host this game - and Wayne graciously switches places. Here's how the game works. We have 9 letters A-I and 9 numbers hidden beneath them. In round 1 all three dealers will pick letters. The two highest scores move on to round 2 with $500 and the lowest score sits down with $100. Annamaria picks E and it is 8. Nik picks D and it is 4. Jackie moves on with Annamaria because she picks B and it is 6. Nik sits down with $100. Jackie/Annamaria have $500 and move on to round 2. They are now playing for a home gym with punching bag, Schwinn Air Dyne AD7 Bike and Echelon Rowing Machine worth $2,799! Jackie picks H and sits down because she loses with the auto-lose 1. For legality Annamaria picks C and 3. Annamaria has $3,299 in cash and prizes. The letters left are A F G I. The numbers left are 2, 5, 7 and 9. If Annamaria wants to play BEAT THE DEALER one more time, she will pick two chips - one for Shawn and one for her. If Shawn wins, Annamaria sits down with NOTHING. If Annamaria wins - she leaves with $10,000 in cash! Annamaria goes for it and picks A for herself and I for Shawn. Annamaria gets 5. We need Shawn to have a 2...but it's a 7. G was 9 and F was the 2.
Karen the Milk/Donuts(recipe tester) will be answering three questions that you would find on a dating profile. She gets $1,500 no matter what. We need someone to try and match Karen's answers. That person is Joshua the Holy Cow(at-homie from Ft. Lauderdale). Karen will be blindfolded and for every answer Joshua matches, he will get $500. First question: WHEN ORDERING A DRINK AT A RESTAURANT, IS KAREN MORE LIKELY TO ORDER - 1 - A MARGARITA or 2 - A MARTINI? They dont match. (he said 1/she said 2). Next one - WHEN ON A ROAD TRIP IS KAREN MORE LIKELY TO LISTEN TO - 1 - TAYLOR SWIFT'S TOP HITS or 2 - A TRUE CRIME PODCAST? They match SWIFT. Last one - IS KAREN MORE LIKELY TO -- 1 - JET SKI ON THE OPEN OCEAN or 2 - SKI DOWN THE SNOWY SLOPES? They don't match(he said 1/she said 2). Final Score- Karen has $1,500 and Joshua has $500. He spends his $500 on Curtain 4(1) and wins A ZONKY ZONKY BANG BANG CAR(ZONK). Karen buys the LMAD Gift Bag for her $1,500 and wins designer accessories from MCM and a year of Little Moon Associates Eco-Friendly Cosmetics! We also throw in...a TRIP TO CHICAGO for 4N worth $9,341!
Last deal of the short week involves Ozzie the Roman(teacher and girl dad) gets a clue from a cast photo of all the members lost in a garden maze. That is a clue to the curtain hexagon(2) prize. Ozzie takes Curtain Hexagon and wins a game room with a 4P Pac-Man Machine Battle Royale from Game Room Guys and a collection of games from Uncorked Games worth $7,399!
Who trades for a shot at $23,220? Kenyatta trades her Waverunner!
She picks 1. 2 was a trip to the Bahamas for 4N on Grand Bahama Island worth $7,126! Kenyatta wins Door 1 and it IS THE BIG DEAL OF THE DAY - a $23,220 2022 Hyundai Kona SUV! 3 was a BBQ and Pizza Oven Package worth $3,671!
| MasterChef Junior
by Chico Alexander
Hosts/Judges: Gordon Ramsay with Daphne Oz & Aaron Sanchez
Last week, Ciara won a walnut-themed Mystery Box challenge. The other 10 played with fire for their flambé dish, and Andrew got burned. Now we're down to 10.
A new round begins as Abir and Molly were chosen to be team captains...
- TEAM ABIR (Blue): Grayson, Ivy, Cruz, Starla
- TEAM MOLLY (Red): Liya, Ciara, Eva, A'Dan
From there, we go to the field for a Team Challenge... via monster truck? It makes sense as we go to a motorcross course with bikers and monster trucks doing what they do.
TEAM CHALLENGE: Cook a meal for 51 racers & audience members with appetizer and entree. You have 60 minutes to do so... but before you do... Gordon wants to swap captains! Molly will now lead the Blue Team, while Abir will now lead the Red Team.
During this challenge, A'Dan refused to cook his station. Abir's side dish was in danger of being overdone,w hile Molly's dishes were in danger of being UNDERdone. Abir has had enough of A'Dan's nonsense and he takes over his station. Both kitchens finish their dishes
- RED TEAM: Grilled Rib Eye with Red Bliss Smashed Potatoes and Tomato Corn Salsa.
- BLUE TEAM: Barbecue Glazed Veal Chop with Black Eyed Pea Relish and Roasted Brussels Sprouts
WINNER: ... despite EVERYTHING, THE RED TEAM wins
BOTTOM 3: Starla, Ivy, Cruz
- ELIMINATED: Starla
|| The Price Is Right
by Chico Alexander
Host: Drew Carey with Manuela Arbelaez, Alexis Gaube, Devin Goda, Amber Lancaster, James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds & George Gray
Record today: singleton
Record for week 31: 11-12-1
Record this season: 410-444-44
Total won today*: $52,287
Total won this week*: $307,712
Total won this season*: $11,761,458.15 + 1 trip of unknown value
Perfect bids: 32/888
Perfect Shows/Skunks: 2/0
$11K/$26K SCSD Spins: 10/5
Best week: Week 1 - $861,435
Best player: Melissa Perrigo - $159,040
$11 million passed: 4/11/22
*totals are based on the MSRP of the prizes on the tape day and rounded to the nearest dollar
Brock Tropea, Peggy Wooten, Melanie Silvernail, and Gabriel Cabrera kick off the gateway to the weekend with a cutlery collection. The $1298 package goes to Peggy, who is playing for the rest of the kitchen from Plessers (C-NOte: Everything's lesser at Plesser!) in FREEZE FRAME.
/ 13 - 97 - 32 - 89 \
\ 76 - 54 - 21 - 40 /
She stops at $8940... it was $5476.
Melanie wins a $872 55" smart TV. Next up, a Nissan Altima S in 5 PRICE TAGS.
She gets picks from the $45 USB charger, a $25 beverage chiller, and a $99 electric curtain opener. First is $24,595... NO. $23,460... NO. $22,145... NO. It was $25,730.
Gabriel wins a $1820 set of designer luggage. Next for him is a trip to Toronto (6n @ Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection)... a trip to Mexico (6n @ Ajai Tulum Tree House)... and a trip to Alaska (6n @ Log House at a Taste of Alaska Lodge) in ONE WRONG PRICE.
- TORONTO: $7528
- MEXICO: $8762
- ALASKA: $6372
He picks Alaska... $6372. Toronto was $10,356.
Peggy wins $1000 on the Wheel. Meanwhile, Deborah Lamble gets a $519 Pop-a-Shot and a shot at $10,000 in GRAND GAME. The target: $5.50. Snapple Kiwi Strawberry... $1.79. Milk Duds... $2.99. Quaker oats... $1000. She plays on with the Wesson canola oil... $6.49.
Brock gets off the schneid with a $1749 washer/dryer. Can he win a Chevy Malibu RS in POCKET CHANGE? The $26,089 car goes for $1.75. He has a quarter... a dime... 50 cents... another 50 cents... and a quarter. Close, but no.
James Calhoun wins a $671 fire pit with tiki torches. Next up, a PC with headphones for $4899 and a Kymco motorscooter for $3550. Leave them or SWITCH? He switches... GOOD!
Deborah meets Peggy in the FABULOUS SHOWCASES! First up, these are perfect for you...
- Givenchy leather/canvas sneakers
- Jamaica (6n @ Moon Palace Jamaica)
- Hyundai Kona SE
Top winner Peggy bids $25,550. Deborah gets to go full steam ahead.
- Colorado railway journey (2n @ Rocky Mountaineer, 3n @ hotel)
- Steam shower
- Bayliner Element M15
She bids $33,000. Actual price.. $28,422. Actual price of Peggy's Showcase... $35,740 to win a total of $38,038.
|Rat in the Kitchen
by Chico Alexander
Host: Natasha Leggero with Ludo Lefebvre
Six chefs have a chance to win up to $50,000 tonight. But one of them will try to hamper their efforts and collect the money for him/herself. They are the "Rat in the Kitchen", and unless they are named and sussed out, they will make off with the team's money.
food truck & restaurant owner
New York City
catering company owner
Boulder City, NV
food & beverage director
ROUND 1: Ludo has chosen 18 ingredients. Each one can only be used once. You have to make three dishes in three teams of two. The dish with jalapeño will be judged for $10,000.
- For $5000 (Cara/Neelma): New York Strip with Coffee Rub & Potatoes au Gratin ✅
- For $5000 (Nick/Elisha): Duck Breast with Chorizo & Cabbage with Beans & Beet Slaw ❌
- For $10,000 (Saeng/Ali): Pork & Jalapeño, Rice Porridge & Cauliflower rice ❌
So far, the honest chefs have defended $35,000, while the Rat has cost them $15,000.
ROUND 2: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all in 40 minutes at a time. Each dish is worth $10,000
- BREAKFAST (Nick/Cara): Eggs in a Hole with Brioche French Toast, Vegetable & Bacon Hash ✅
- LUNCH (Neelma/Saeng): Fried Lao Sausage Wontons with Avocado Pancakes & Fennel Salad ❌
- DINNER (Ali/Elisha): Grilled Salmon & Shrimp with Pasta Alfredo ✅
Interesting way to end the game - both sides have $25,000.
FINAL VOTE: As a reminder, you must have a majority agreement on who the Rat is. If they're correct, the honest chefs will split $25,000, while the Rat leaves with nothing. If they're wrong or if they're deadlocked, the Rat will take home $25,000.
- Neelma: NICK
- Cara: NEELMA
- Nick: ALI
- Elisha: NICK
- Saeng: NEELMA
- Ali: NICK
We have a majority vote, and the players all believe Nick is the Rat in the Kitchen... but are they right?
- THE RAT IS.... SAENG! He will take home $25,000, while the rest of the chefs leave with nothing.
|Top Chef Houston
by Chico Alexander
Host:Padma Lakshmi with Tom Collichio & Gail Simmons
Last week, Restaurant Wars claimed Jackson with poor ideas and poor service doing him in. That leaves us with seven.
QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE #7: Create a vegetable dish using a single color. Guest judging will be Top Chef All-Star Nyesha Arrington.
- Buddha (white): Cauliflower & Cheese with Vadouvan & Salted Grapes
- Luke (purple): Roasted Cauliflower with Cabbage, Purple Potato Puree & Brown Butter Carrots
- Ashleigh (yellow): Curried Vegetable Puree with Marinated Curry Vegetables
- Damarr (green): Harissa Glazed Broccoli with Chermoula & Avocado Puree
- Jae (red): Strawberry Gouchujang Glazed Beets with Walnut Puree
- Nick (orange): Vegetable Fried Rice, Kumquat & Peach Hot Sauce with Charred Papayas & Cauliflower
- Evelyn (black): Charred Eggplant & Black Bean Soup with Dill Yogurt & Black Radish Crumble
WINNER: Damarr. He's immune from elimination.
ELIMINATION CHALLENGE #8: Now entering the kitchen are two more TC alums - Dawn Burrell and Kwame Onwuachi. They tell the story of Juneteenth, the holiday that celebrates the freedom of the slaves in Texas. This brings us to Freedmen's Town, where the chefs will have to create a soul food dish that spoke to their own souls.
- Nick: Nana's Salmon Cake with Remoulade & Hoppin' John Salad
- Jae: Mama Kim's Flaked Cod with Korean Sweet Potatoes, Kimchi & Shrimp Bisque
- Evelyn: Beef Sope with Chorizo, Charred Pineapple & Salsa Verde
- Damarr: Hoecakes & Collard Greens with Smoked Ham Hock
- Ashleigh: Low Country Crab Rice & Oyster Gravy
- Luke: Mom's Meatloaf "Frikadeller Style" with White Cheddar Mash & Gravy Glaze
- Buddha: Grandma's Nasi Lemak
JUDGES TABLE #9: Joining Padma, Tom & Gail on the panel are Dawn Burrell and Kwame Onwuachi.
- TOP 2: Damarr, Jae
- BOTTOM 3: Luke, Ashleigh, Buddha
LAST CHANCE KITCHEN #9: Sarah vs. Luke. You have five minutes to identify 20 spices & herbs blindfolded. You are allowed to use whatever you correctly identify... in 20 minutes.
- Sarah: Roasted Carrots, Herbed Pesto with Pickled Carrots & Candied Almonds
- Luke: Roasted Yellow & Green Cauliflower with Cauliflower & Kale Purée
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