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The Challenge All-Stars
by Chico Alexander
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Paramount+: streaming Thursdays
Host: TJ Lavin
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Last time, we met the 22 challengers competing for the unheard-of-by-streaming-TV-standards prize of $500,000. After the first challenge, Jisela earns a lifesaver to bring a nominated male back from elimination. She doesn't use it on either Laterrian or Ace, and as a result, Laterrian bounces Ace quickly from the competition, and we're down to 21.

Also last week, Trishelle launches into a verbal tirade on Aneesa for ... some damn reason. I guess because Trishelle. Anyway, pay attention. This is relevant. Turns out Trishelle is still way more than "racially insensitive" or "immature" than she lets on. But this is the sort of thing that she thinks can be glossed over with an apology, because it's Aneesa, who has turned more cheeks than (C-Note: ... I've just been informed by my legal team that I can't complete this joke. Sorry, folks). But back to Trishelle, who's hoping that Katie will be her ride or die, because the next round will see a female go out, and she doesn't want to be the first.

CHALLENGE #2: Ancient Challenge History. One of the best challenges in Challenge history, and it's about... well, Challenge history. Thirty feet above the water, players are quizzed on the history of "The Challenge". Get three strikes, go swimming. Last man standing gets a Lifesaver to use on a female in danger of going into the Arena. Last female standing wins Immunity. Oh yeah, and to further add insult to injury, the first female to take a dive will land in Elimination IMMEDIATELY.
- LIFESAVER: Nehemiah
Not for anything, but no one seems to remember the many antics of Johnny Bananas, who was on every Challenge since Mark Goodman was spinning The Buggles to today, inclusive. "I don't give a 🍆 about Johnny Bananas!" That's obvious to everyone, Trishelle. Oh speaking of...
- NOMINATED: Trishelle

via GIPHY


- INJURED: Katie (bloody nose). Yes again.
- OPT OUT: Kendal
- WINNER: Aneesa

Now the wise person (see Laterrian from last week) knows who he or she plans on going up against in the Arena. Trishelle is not a wise person. She asks her besties who she should play. And when Keith doesn't give her any ideas, she goes full Trishelle. She tells everyone that she's not going to decide, and that the house should vote how they feel. Which this early in the game is a recipe for sending a pawn up to send Trishelle home. And as Jisela points out, Kendal was the first to bail on the Challenge so...
- NOMINATIONS: Trishelle, Kendal.

Hey, remember when we said that Trishelle & Katie were close? That seems to be about... 35 minutes ago. Now Trishelle is upset at Katie, and she went Trishelle-and-a-half on Katie. Trishelle goes into name calling and Katie threatens her. This is what you pay the Paramount+ money to see, folks. It's not all Star Trek and TPIR.

And as much as we want to see Trishelle and Katie go at it, Nehemiah decides not to use the Lifesaver, so it's...

ARENA #2 - Trishelle vs. Kendal: Knot So Fast. Another classic - 20 minutes to knot 200 feet of rope through a metal structure, and then a race to unravel it. First one to free their entire rope wins.
- WINNER: Kendal. And it isn't even close.
- ELIMINATED: Trishelle.

Baketopia
by Chico Alexander
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HBOMax: season 1 available
Host: Rosanna Pansino with Timbo Sullivan & Donal Skehan
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Harvey
San Francisco
ER nurse

Dani
San Tan Valley, CA
baker

Gelia
Vista, CA
baker

FIRST TIER: For Your Sweetheart. You have 90 minutes to make a hollow chocolate dome, then using your own warm custom-made sauce, melt it to reveal... a heart-shaped treat inside! The winner gets $1000 and the Golden Rolling Pin Pin.
- Harvey: Under the Parisian Sky - White Candy Melt Robin's Egg Sphere with White Chocolate Ganache
- Dani: Mr. Fancy Pants - White Chocolate Spheres with Dark Chocolate Ganache
Dani's fails to melt right away, which prompts this lower-third: "All chocolate pour (sic) was kept piping hot during filming."
- Gelia: Bougie-Boozy Berry - White Chocolate Spheres with Berry Sauce
WINNER: HARVEY

TOP TIER: A Batch Made in Heaven. In 4 hours, make a two-sided wedding cake - two different designs, two different flavors, joining together as one - 50% you, 50% your partner.
- Harvey: Yin & Yang Cake - Monochromatic Chocolate for Harvey's husband, Bright Funfetti Cake for Harvey with Vanilla Italian Buttercream & Strawberries
- Dani: Opposites Do Attract - Black & Concrete Chocolate for Dani's husband, Colorful Confetti for Dani with Lemon Buttercream & Lemon Curd
- Gelia: T & G Dessert - Circuitboards & Dogs for T, Rustic Textures & Flowers for G with Dulce de Leche & Mocha Buttercream
WINNER of the $10,000 and the coveted Baketrophia.... HARVEY! That's $11,000 total!

Season 1 available in its entirety on HBOMax. Another recap follows next week.

Beat Bobby Flay
by Chico Alexander
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Food/discovery+: 10p/9c
Host: Bobby Flay
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Erick Harcey
Cambridge, MN
executive chef/owner
Karyn Tomlinson
Minneapolis
executive chef

It may be spring outside, but in Bobby's kitchen, it's still winter. On the panel tonight: chefs Sunny Anderson & Christian Petroni.

Fun fact: Karyn is the first woman to win the Cochon 555.

ROUND 1: The theme ingredient... pomegranates. You have 20 minutes to make the most of these jewels of flavor.
- Erick: Pomegranate, Bacon and Apple Smorgas
- Karyn: Lamb Chop with Pomegranate Gastrique and Bitter Green Salad
WINNER: KARYN!

ROUND 2: Karyn's choice for Bobby is SWEDISH MEATBALL! Way out in left field for the queen of pork. On the panel: chef & restaurateur of Porter House Bar & Grill Michael Lomonaco, chef & owner of Melba's Melba Wilson, and chef & co-founder of Charley St. Dan Churchill.
- Karyn: Swedish Meatballs with Fingerling Potatoes & Lingonberries
- Bobby: Swedish Meatballs with Potato Pancakes & Berry Preserves
WINNER: in a split decision.... Bobby.

Chain Reaction
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GSN: 5p/4c
Host: Dylan Lane
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Boot Campers
GG, Lorin, Anil
Family Friends
Terrence, Cheyenne, Amanda

$100 CHAIN: SOCIAL - Network - Television - S? - Sail - AWAY. Family Friends get on the board with SET for $100 to $300 for the Boot Campers.
- $100 SPEED CHAIN: HIGH - G - T - STUFFING. They get TURKEY but lose GROUND.

$200 CHAIN: SPARKLING - Water - C? - Brown - Bear - HUG. Amanda pulls ahead with CHESTNUT for $700 to $500 for the Boot Campers.
- $200 SPEED CHAIN: PAPER - D - H - PAINTER. DOLL HOUSE is right to go to $900!

$300 CHAIN: PERSONAL - Computer - Science - T? - Training - WHEELS. Lorin pulls ahead with TEACHER for $1400 to $1200 for the Family Friends.
- $300 SPEED CHAIN: COMMUNITY - S - S - WAGON. No SERVICE STATION, no gas.

GAMBLING CHAIN: KENTUCKY - Bourbon - Street - C? - Market - Price - REDUCTION. Going into the last word, the Boot Campers have the lead, $1700-$1600, but the Family Friends have control. It begins with a C. Amanda goes with $200 on Chain... nope. Anil goes with $200 on COlor...nope. Back to Terrench with $300 on COUrt... Nope. Back to GG with $200 on CORNer... RIGHT to win, $1700-$1100!

BONUS ROUND for the Boot Campers:
- FALL - F - M - BEHAVIOR: They get FASHION MODEL to continue.
- URBAN - C - H - S - GUARD: COWBOY HAT STAND is right with 19 seconds to go.
- DONNA - S - S - ? - ? - STUB: They run out of time on SUMMER SCHOOL BUS TICKET.

Family Feud Canada
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CBC: 7:30p ET
Host: Gerry Dee
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CHAMPIONS
Pettersen
Stacey, Greg, Wendy, Scott, Jim

$10,000

Rehman
Radia, Nav, Lydia, Aalia, Erin

SINGLE:  Something toddlers sit on that adults would look silly sitting on.
1️ Training Potty 27 5️ Rocking horse 6
2️ High chair 21  6️ Tricycle 4
3️ Parent's lap 11  7️ Toy truck 3
4️ Car seat 8

SINGLE: A reason a bank teller might suspect they were just robbed by the Queen of England.
1️ Wearing crown 39 5️ Royal wave b'bye 5
2️ Old and English 14 6️ Getaway limo 4
3️ She's on the money 8 7️ Corgi sidekick 3
4️ Matching coat & hat 6

(C-Note: this question was written--and the episode aired--before Prince Philip's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.)

DOUBLE: Something that you split.
1️ Bananas 20 5️ Tight pants 6
2️ The bill 17 6️ Bottle of wine 2
3️ Wood logs 16
4️ Big meal/dessert 12

TRIPLE: Something people do to their armpits.
1️ Shave/Wax 63 5️ Make fart noises 2
2️ Apply deodorant 14
3️ Wash them 9
4️ Smell them 6

In the 45-year history of Family Feud, there has never been a five-answer Triple Round... until today. The Rehmans clear it to win.

FAST MONEY: Nadia gets one #1, but the best the family can hope for is $600.
- One colour your skin turns when it's bruised: Purple (Nadia)
- A place that has a waiting list: Restaurant
- The number of months it usually snows in Canada: 5
- Something you'd see in a science lab: Beaker
- Part of the body that never stops growing: Hair

Get a Clue
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GSN: 9:30a/8:30c
Host: Rob Belushi
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Howard Alumni
Desiree, Meech, Kaaya
The Dinhluu Family
Scott, Maxine, Chris

ROUND 1: Leave Your Driver at Home; Paper, Not Plastic; Break It Down, Waterlogged.
- Howard Alumni get Break It Down (breakdancing moves) to take 1000.
- The Dinhluu family sweep the round with Paper, Not Plastic (things made of paper) and Waterlogged (things associated with SpongeBob Squarepants) to go to 1400.

ROUND 2: Lend Me Some Lingo, You Can Be A Winner, Cellar Dweller, Oh Behave!
- The Dinhluu Family picks You Can Be a Winner (things associated with The Game of Life), sweeping for 1400 plus the bonus, 3200 total.
- Howard Alumni take Lend Me Some Lingo (loan words), getting six for 1200, 2200 total.

CHOOSE YOUR WORDS
- The Dinhluu Family (Scott gives to Maxine) get capture, incline, and curtains, but don't sanctify 2000 for 1000, 4200 total.
- Howard Alumni (Desiree gives to Kaaya) get tiara, mature, confidence, and guru, but aren't tenuous enough to win. The Dinhluu Family takes it, 4200-4000.

BONUS ROUND for the Dinhluu Family: they get congratulations, bark, tortilla, and door. Only half of the words needed.

Hell's Kitchen Las Vegas
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Fox: 8p/7C
Host: Gordon Ramsay with Christina Wilson & Jason Santos
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And then there were four. Amber had a bad night on fish and was eliminated, leaving Mary Lou, Cody, Kori, and Declan to compete for the kitchen at Hell's Kitchen Lake Tahoe.

After elimination, Mary Lou and Cody are on the couch snuggling. Relevant.

The next day there's a party of 40 at 7am, and Ramsay says no town parties like Vegas.
1) BLATANT lie.
2) Miami would like a word.
They're there because they're hungry and Fox is paying them scale to eat snacks, snacks that...

CHALLENGE #13: ... the chefs have to make in 60 minutes. The chefs will then serve, and the chef who gets the most votes out of 40 wins.
- Mary Lou: Salmon Croquette
- Cody: Watermelon & Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with Chicken Karaage
- Kori: Fried Chicken Lollipops
- Declan: Mini-Fish & Chips Pastry
WINNER: Kori, with at least 27% of the vote. They never said, but we did the math, so...

Kori will get a spectacular reward, one that she should not enjoy herself. She picks the runner up, Cody. Where are they going at 8 in the morning? Shopping! How much a head? $2000! Where? Macy's! Yay? They also get a branded HK culinary set. Again... yay? Meanwhile, Mary Lou and Declan are going to stay in and clean the dorms. Kori, before leaving, apologizes to Mary Lou--who took her on her reward not too long ago--but says that she has to work with the guys in order to survive, saying it's a move to get to know her rivals. And of course, nothing says "Sorry" like the gift of Vitamix blenders. I'm sure the sponsors REALLY loved that.

DINNER SERVICE #11: It's time... Each chef will have a turn at managing the pass, keeping the orders flowing and the sous-chefs' mistakes from leaving the kitchen.
- Cody notices that the risotto is made with orzo instead of Arborio rice (C-Note: which, if you think about it, is a bush league look) and that fettuccine is made with pappardelle, but can't bring himself to go after Mary Lou's overcooked salmon OR notice that there's a duck plate on a night that we're not even serving duck.
- Mary Lou is more authoritative, but misses the Wellington. She does catch a beet garnish instead of a carrot and a raw lamb coming from Kori.
- Declan is WAY more authoritative, but misses endive for fennel, then catches tuna tartare instead of beef & carbonara needing peas. But his story... he sure does sweat a lot.
- Kori catches sea bass in place of halibut, raw Wellies from Cody, and... well, she pretty much won the night by telling Cody that "I DON'T HAVE THREE MINUTES!"

ELIMINATION #12: AFter deliberating, the chefs decide who to send up along with Cody, who was unmistakingly the weakest link of the night. Kori wants to face Mary Lou in the final. Mary Lou wants to face Kori. Cody wants to face Mary Lou. Declan wants to face Cody. Ramsay has NEVER before struggled to make a decision this difficult as to who should leave.
- ELIMINATED: Cody. Ramsay wants him to keep his jacket, though, and tells him to reach out any time. "Throughout this competition, Cody was never shy about his abilities. But when it came to running the pass, he was just a bit shy, so unfortunately, it was time to say goodbye."

We're not done yet, folks, because Ramsay is prepared to name finalists... The first of which... is DECLAN.

The second... is KORI.

.... and the third is MARY LOU. That's right, in only the second season, we will have three finalists, but only TWO will move on to the final Dinner Service. One more challenge awaits them NEXT TIME.

Jeopardy!
by Chico Alexander
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Syn/YesTV: 7:30p/6:30c; also check listings
Guest Host: Aaron Rodgers with Ken Jennings, Jimmy McGuire & Sarah Whitcomb-Foss
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  Brandon is playing for the tournament as we plunge headlong into the Thursday Jeopardy! with...

THREE DAY CHAMPION
Brandon Deutsch
Long Beach, CA
student

$70,026

Pasquale Palumbo
Hawthorne, NY
financial service professional

Abbey Copeland
North Haven, CT
professional & scenic designer

As a reminder, winnings from this week of shows will be matched by Jeopardy! in funds to the North Valley Community Foundation.

JEOPARDY! ROUND: Top of the Bill, A Noun & Also a Verb, Places in Texas, The Ivy League, Heavy Metal, Guitars & Drums

Brandom starts with $400 Places in Texas, ultimately nabbing $3200 when he finds the Daily Double under $600. He bets a big $3000 on this:
- Brought from across the pond in 1959, a piece of this rock can be found on display in the town of Shamrock, Texas.
"What is the Blarney Stone?" You got it for $6200! He ends up with $5800 to $8800 for Pasquale. Abbey on $3600 will get the board to start...

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!: Women on Stamps, It Happened in Europe!, Books by the Number, Constitutional Checup, Funny TV Songs, Wipe Out

... with 800 Women on Stamps. Brandon finds the first Daily Double under $1600 It Happened in Europe! He bets a big $5000 of the $5400 he has left on this:
- In 2010 Greece, in exchange for financial help, agreed to these measures whose name means "harshness".
"What are austerity measures?" GOOD JOB! He's up to $10,400! Pasquale has $18,800 when he finds the other under $1600 Books by the Number. He's going for a big $5000 on this:
- In an 1844 Alexandre Dumas novel this member of the title trio is alphabetically last.
"Who is Porthos?" That's right... but he went with D'artagnan instead, dropping him to $13,800. He gets one more clue off before the round ends to end at $14,200 to $13,200 for Brandon. Abbey's on $10,800. This is going to be good...

FINAL JEOPARDY! in "South America": 2 of the 3 national capitals on the continent whose metro areas have more than 10 million people. Correct response: what are Buenos Aires, Bogota, or Lima?

Everyone had Buenos Aires, but no one could get one of the other two. Pasquale ends up with $6799 and the title for today. Brandon leaves with $71,026.

Let's Make a Deal
by Jason Block
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CBS/Paramount+: 10a/9C or 3p/2C
Host: Wayne Brady with Jonathan Mangum, Tiffany Coyne & Cat Gray
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Latisha - $6,200 (traded from $9,249)
Domarina - $5,174
Bruce - $2,756
Ananda - $2,000
Nick - $1,600
Valerie - $1,500
Lynn - $1,400
Alecs - $500
Lois - $0
Allen - BEAT UP RIDE.
Quickie Deals - $1,000/$1,200(knowledge of the Hippocratic Oath/twitter deal Glasses Case/street map/missed mirror)
Quickie Deals Total - $54,700/$63,600

Perfect Deals - 377
Big Deal Choice 1 - 19
Big Deal Choice 2 - 27
Big Deal Choice 3 - 47
Big Deal Location 1 - 48
Big Deal Location 2 - 24
Big Deal Location 3 - 21
Big Deal Wins- 24
Car Wins - 31

ZONKED -  1
ZONKS FOR THE SEASON - 129

Prizes not won today - $74,262
Big Deal prizes not selected today - $31,422

Total for Today not won -$105,684
Prizes not won this season -$5,981,611 + 16 unknown prize values

Total - $21,130
Total for Week 20 - $77,469
Total for the Season: $3,484,437 + 2 unknown prize values
Total with Quickie Deals -$3,485,437 + 2 unknown prize values
Best Week - Week 9 - $273,195
3M Passed - 76 shows(03/12/2021)

Thursday's trading starts off with Domarina (as Michael Jackson - early Childhood Education Teacher). She is going to be Tiffany's Assistant while Wayne makes deals. For example, we get Allen the Heavy Metal Rocker(commercial fashion photographer). Allen can take Curtain 1 or $500....$1,000...he takes the Curtain and Domarina reveals Curtain 1 which was a DILAPIDATED TRUCK(ZONK!). Ananda the "Butter Fly"(chemistry college student). Ananda goes for the Big Box and passes on $1,000...$1,500...$2,000...She takes the cash and Domarina reveals the Big Box prize which was a modern take on a 1970s video game classic - a modern Pong Table from Atari and Game Room Guys worth $3,999! Domarina gets "fired" and Tiffany gets her job back. Domarina can take the mini-curtain or the small box. She takes the mini-curtain and passes on the small box which had a Diamonds by Angie Diamond Ring worth $5,500! Domarina wins the mini curtain which is a 3N stay at the Stoller Vineyards in Oregon FOR 6! It's worth $5,174!

Lois the At-Homie(ringmaster who is a 35 yr teaching veteran from Lithia Florida) is playing for a 2021 Hyundai Accent worth $19,175! She is playing the 7 spots game from home. One spot has the car, one spot has $500 and one has $1,000. The other 4 have ZONKS. Wayne will ask for three items from home. For every item Lois has, a zonk will be removed from the game board(up to three). If Lois plays this right, she will have a one in four shot at the Hyundai. Wayne asks for FRESH FRUIT and she shows an APPLE. 4 is GONE. Next is a BAR OF WHITE SOAP. She has it and 6 is GONE. Last is a BOTTLE OF WINE. Lois has been starting early today, but a 1/2 filled bottle of wine will do! 7 is gone. The numbers that are left are 1, 2, 3 and 5. Lois picks 3. She can go for her pick or take a sure thing of 2 Apple Iphone 12 Pro Smartphones worth $2,198. Lois goes for the car and wins...NOTHING. It was the last zonk. 1 had the CAR. 2 had $500 and 5 had $1,000! WOW.

Latisha the Lucky Lady(caregiver) is shown the Small Box prize - a $1,040 Backyard Trampoline from ZuPapa. She can keep the trampoline or try for a second prize. Jonathan can rotate the screens to the gold side or the blue side. One side adds a 2nd prize and the other zonks Latisha out. Latisha decides to go for the gold side and wins the trampoline AND a HOME THEATER including A 65" UHDTV, Bose Sound System, marble media cabinet and game collection from Bezier Games! With the trampoline - she wins a deal worth $9,249! Valerie the Big Top(20 yr preschool teaching veteran) will be getting a 30 SECOND THEATER clue about the Curtain 1 prize. After the clue, Valerie can take CURTAIN 1 or $1,000....$1,500. She takes the cash and passes on Curtain 1 which was an everdure by Heston Blumenthal Charcoal Grill and a supply of Cheese Snacks from Just the Cheese along with a trip to South Beach in Miami! It was a 3N stay at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach! That deal was worth $8,049!

Nick the Wagon Wheel(behaviorial technician with special needs patients) can take Curtain 2 or roll 2 die down the ramp and get $200 per point. Nick takes the cash and passes on a men's wardrobe and grooming products worth $2,631! Nick wins $200 X 8 = $1,600! Lynn the Space Cowgirl(retired Nurse Practitioner - now is a Spartan Racer/Tough Mudder). She can take the same dice roll or the Big Box. She takes the cash and passes on the Big Box which was a Kymco Scooter worth $2,549! Lynn wins $200 X 7 = $1,400!

It's time for TIMELINE. Alecs the hippie(food dresser and special teacher) is playing for a trip to Jamaica for 4N at Beaches Ocho Rios Spa and Golf Resort worth $11,216 OR a Honda Fit worth $17,945! We have three tv shows - 7TH HEAVEN, LIVING SINGLE and FELICITY. Alecs must put the three shows in order from furthest to most recent premiere year in the US. If Alecs does that, he wins the trip to Jamaica! He says SINGLE, HEAVEN and FELICITY then switches HEAVEN and SINGLE. Alecs passes on $500 to play on and wins...NOTHING. He should have not switched anything - it was SINGLE(1993), HEAVEN(1996), and FELICITY(1998). Consolation show is VH1'S BEHIND THE MUSIC. If Alecs can place the show within 3 years before or after, Alecs will win $500. He says 1998 and wins $500 because it was 1997!

Last deal of the day involves Bruce(at-homie nerd from Rahway, NJ). He has the small box with the clue of GR_____ or the Big Box with NO CLUE. He takes the small box and passes on the Big Box which was a SAW HORSE(ZONK!) Bruce wins a trip to the GRAND CANYON! He will stay for 2N from Grand Canyon West worth $2,756!

Who trades for a shot at $26,955? Latisha trades her trampoline and home theater!

She picks 3. 2 was a new kitchen with range, refrigerator and dishwasher along with a year of Unreal Deli Veggie Deli Meats worth $4,467! Latisha wins the LMAD Vault worth $6,200! 1 was the Big Deal and it was a 2021 VW Tiguan worth $26,955!

People Puzzler
by Chico Alexander
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GSN: 6p/5c
Host: Leah Remini
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Christina
"I'm very proud of my..."
GARDEN
Jay
"I'm very proud of my..."
WALKING
Rock
"I'm very proud of my..."
ROOTS

TODAY'S PUZZLERS: Musical Groups, Female Villains, County Fair, The Eighties.

PUZZLE #1: Christina goes with County Fair. Jay gets three for 350. Christina turns around and gets three to end the round with 420 to tie Jay. Rock has the pick in...

PUZZLE #2... and said pick is Musical Groups. Jay finds WIGGLES and ENVOGUE for 280, 700 total, when he finds...
- WAGER WORD: He bets 300 on this: When band members split to pursue other projects - B _ _ A _ _ _. BREAKUP... is right for 1000 plus the bonus, 1200 total.  Christina gets...
- DOUBLE WORD: Deodorant brand in title of famous Nirvana song - _ E _ _/S _ _ _ _ _. TEEN SPIRIT puts her at 820, and BLUE & LINE put her at 1180. Jay ends in front with 1360, and Rock ends up ... with a subscription to People Magazine.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Beverly Hills or At the Airport.
- Christina picks At the Airport, getting TERMINAL, NEWSSTAND, BASSETT, GATE, and MOVERS for 2880.
- Jay is left with Beverly Hills, getting SPELLING, RODEO, CHIHUAHUA, HILTON, MANSION, and KRAVITZ for... the win, 3460-2880.

$10,000 FAST PUZZLE: Jay picks Talk Shows, The Music of Queen, and Breads over Bridal Shower.
- Talk Shows: Jay gets CINCINNATI, OPRAH, and WILLIAMS.
- Breads: ... then he gets YEAST, BISCUITS, and SOURDOUGH.
- Music of Queen: He gets FLASH and BITES before...
Theirs wasn't "In Blue" - R H A _ S _ _ _. RHAPSODY WINS!

The Price Is Right
by Chico Alexander
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CBS/Paramount+: 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: breakeven
Record for week 19: 11-12-1
Record this season: 238-255-29
Total won today*: $72,180
Total won this week*: $331,250
Total won this season*: $7,018,095
Perfect bids: 6/480
Perfect Shows/Skunks: 0/1
DSWs/DOBs: 3/5
$11K/$26K SCSD Spins: 3/2
Best week: Week 13 - Big Money Week - $768,575
$7M passed: 4/8/21


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

In the gateway to the weekend, Myung Kang, Jeffery Magee, Elisa Delurgio, and Matthew Lubina play for a set of rollerskates. The $830 fad of 2021 goes to Elisa, who can skate anywhere she pleases with $50,000! IT'S PLINKO TIME! With chips from Drew, a $35 popcorn machine, and a $20 copy of Unstable Unicorns, she wins... $2500.

Myung wins a $2925 trip to Taos (5n @ Sagebrush Inn and Suites), but she'd like to make her move for a hand mixer, a set of Tory Burch accessories, and a home office... in MAKE YOUR MOVE.
- 5 2 4 6 9 7 5 3 0
She goes $30 for the hand mixer, $975 for the accessories, and $5246 for the home office... and that's about as perfect as you can get it!

Alyssa Caliendo can parlay a $1300 iRobot vacuum & mop into a Ford EcoSport S in MONEY GAME.
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- 21  68  20
- 57  22  74
Middle number is 6. 20.. Money. 21... Money. 22 is the front. 74... money. Last pick is 83 and Alyssa wins... $198. The back was 32.

Elisa gets the win at the Big Wheel. Meanwhile, Jeffery wins a $1455 photo printer with smartphone & stylus. He'll take both with him in Mancini leather luggage on a tour of Boston (6n @ Colonnade Hotel) if he wins MAGIC#. He sets it at 2222
- Boston: $6359
- MAGIC#: 2222
- Luggage: $1725

Matthew gets off the schneid with a $579 set of car speakers. Next up for him... a Hyundai Accent SEL in GAS MONEY.
- $20,515
- $19,659
- $17,940
- $18,815
- $21,790
$21,790... $4000. Next is $17,940.... $2000 more. Next is $18,815.... that's the price.

Finally, Sudie Waters takes a $2995 outdoor swing to the VEND-O-PRICE for the rest of the backyard with movie theater, patio group & firepit table.
- 9 Bush's beans
- 6 Ragu pasta sauces
- 3 Mrs. Smith's apple pies
She takes the bottom. The beans are $1.99 for a total of $17.91. The sauce is $2.19 for a total of $13.14. The pie is $7.49 for a total of $22.47!

Matthew beats Jeffery, 95-50, to meet Elisa in...

THE FABULOUS SHOWCASES! First up, get dirty with a pair of quads, a trip to Colorado (5n @ The Lodge at Breckenridge, dinner & lift passes included), and a Tahoe T16 boat. Top winner Elisa bids $31,000. Matthew gets a set of smart speakers, a smart refrigerator, and a Kia Forte FE. He bids $29,500. Actual price: $22,884. Actual price of Elisa's Showcase.. $31,....627 to win a total of $35,012!

Top Chef Portland
by Jason Block
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Bravo: 8p/7c
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Last week, we met 15 of the best chefs in America, chefs who are, for one reason or another, affected by the pandemic. Three of them earned immunity while cooking up a flying Portland feast, but Roscoe was sent to Last Chance Kitchen.

Joining the panel tonight is Carrie Baird, the Denver-bred chef who was a finalist on season 15.

QUICKFIRE CHALLENGE #2: Short Order Breakfast. At the Top Chef Diner, one of the eight all-star judges will call out a breakfast order. The first two chefs to ring their bells had 30 minutes to prep eight tasting portions of that dish, with the winner of each dish grouping being considered for overall win and the immunity that goes with it.
- Steak & Eggs: Byron & Gabe
Byron: Seared T-Bone with Chimichurri, Over Easy Egg Potatoes with Pickled Shallots
Gabe: Steak Marinated & Chipotle Adobo, Plantains & Black Garlic Molasses Mashed Potatoes ✔️
- Dim Sum: Avishar & Shota
Avishar: Butternut Squash Fritter with Chili Oil & Sweet Soy
Shota: Shrimp Dumpling with Sweet Soy Green Onion Sauce✔️
- Shrimp & Grits: Jamie & Sara
Jamie: Sharp Cheddar Polenta with Cajun Gochujang Shrimp✔️
Sara: Shrimp & Grits Fritter
- Spam & Kimchi Fried Rice: Gabriel & Maria
Maria: Fried Rice with Spam, Chipotle & Chorizo
Gabriel: Seared Pineapple with Spam Fried Rice✔️
- Fried Egg & Veggie Hash: Dawn & Sasha
Dawn: Yukon Gold Potato Hash with Kale & Sweet Peppers
Sasha: Sweet Potato Hash with Preserved Lemon Crème Fraîche & Fennel Salad✔️
- "Fancy Toast": Brittanny & Kiki
Brittanny: Mushroom Au Poivre Toast with Sherry & Manchego✔️
Kiki: Avocado Toast with Green Harissa, Goat Cheese & Shaved Radish
- "The Kitchen Sink": Chris & Nelson
Chris: Cheddar & Black Garlic Hash over Medium Eggs & Hollandaise✔️
Nelson: Potato Hash with Cheddar, Ground Beef & Pork
- OVERALL WINNER: JAMIE!

ELIMINATION CHALLENGE #2: Strange Brews. You have to make a dish that centers around either beer... or coffee. The brews are assigned by random knife draw. Due to the pandemic - chefs will have 30 minutes and a $250 budget to online shop at Whole Foods for pickup. They then will go to the hotel for their COVID bubble. The next day, the chefs will have three hours to prep and cook their dishes at the Red Star Tavern for service.

... and speaking of, once they arrive, Tom has a bait and switch. Instead of cooking for yourselves, you will be randomly paired with someone of opposite brew to cook with the ingredients you had already purchased a single dish that highlights BOTH beer and coffee.
- Jamie/Kiki: Beer-Braised Fried Chicken with Coffee Stout Glaze, Butternut Squash Puree & Roasted Coffee
- Avishar/Shota: Lobster Sunomono & Double Cream Coffee & Stout Reduction with Carbinated Grapes & Furikake
- Brittanny/Sasha: Beer-Marinated Pork Loin with Beets, Milk Stout Vinaigrette, Coffee Romesco & Coffee Hazelnut Crunch
- Nelson/Maria: Chile Relleno a la Caribeña with Beer Coconut Curry Lobster & Pasilla Negro Sauce with Coffee Sweet Potato Puree
- Gabe/Sara: Pork Tenderloin Cured in Espresso with Smoked Yogurt with Hazelnut Salsa Match & Tortilla with Stout & Porter
- Byron/Chris: Coffee & Berbere Spiced Duck Breast with Mushroom & Coffee Tortellini, Beer & Miso Foam and Beer-Marinated Mushrooms
- Gabriel/Dawn: Coffee and Beer-Braised Pork Rib Glazed in Sour Beer with Herb Salad

JUDGES TABLE #2: The judges want to review five of the dishes from earlier.
- TOP: Avishar/Shota, Gabe/Sara, Gabriel/Dawn
- WINNERS: AVISHAR/SHOTA
- BOTTOM: Brittanny/Sasha, Byron/Chris
- ELIMINATED: Sasha

LAST CHANCE KITCHEN: Roscoe vs. Sasha.
- CHALLENGE #1: It Takes a Thick Skin. Create in 25 minutes dishes featuring hard exteriors or thick skins.

DISHES:
- Roscoe: Peanut Velouté with Jackfruit Fritters, Clams, Shiitake Mushrooms
- Sasha: Chicken Fried Oyster with Miso, Cherimoya & Green Apple Purée, Toasted Pistachios
ELIMINATED: Roscoe

Sasha waits for her next opponent at BravoTV.com upon the conclusion of next week's show.

Wheel of Fortune
by
Jason Block
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Syn/YesTV: 7p/6C
Hosts: Pat Sajak & Vanna White
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Total for Today - $74,990
Total for Week 30 - $273,157
Total for the Season: $8,003,543
Bonus Win Percentage: 53/149
Bonus Round Losses Cash: $2,849,000
Bonus Round Losses Cars: 3 BMW i3s, 1 Mini Cooper Convertible, 3 Ford Escape Hybrid SUVs, 1 Ford Explorer, 1 Buick Encore, 2 Jeep Compasses, 3 Toyota Highlanders, 5 Ford Edges, 4 BMW x1s, 1 Chevy Equinox, 2 GMC Terrains, 2 Ford Broncos, 1 Mercedes GLB 250 SUV, 1 VW Atlas
$1,000 Consolation Prizes: 24
Toss Up Sweeps/Group Misses: 4/0
Mystery Round Prizes hit/won/lost: 29/16/12
Car Wins: 16
$100,000 Losses/Wins: 4/4
$1,000,000 Losses/Wins:
$1,000,000 Wedge Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 36/149/2/28
Wild Cards Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 81/149/15/42
Express Wedge Hit/Used/Crashes: 49/33/10
Bonus Prize Wedges hit/won/lost: 73/38/22
$2,500 Space Hit - 42
$3,500 Space Hit - 93
$5,000 Space Hit - 9
Bankrupt Space Hit - 433
Lose A Turn Hit - 121
Vowels Missed:
A -34 E- 25 I -20 O- 37 U -5
Missed solves - 13
Repeated a letter/vowel - 19
Perfect Rounds: 59
House Minimums - 40
Gift Tags hit/won/lost: 106/40/52
Free Play Hit: 127
$6,000 FINAL SPINS: 4/149
Best Week: Road Trip - $350,996
Best Player: Scott Kolbrenner - $145,000
Bankrupt Losses: $857,100 + 7 Prizes of Unknown Value
Left on the Table: $2,121,884 + 16 Trips of Unknown Value
Red Podium Win - 51
Yellow Podium Win - 50
Blue Podium Win - 48
Worst Week: America's Game(I) - Week 9 - $192,957
8M Earned - 4/09/2021 -149 Shows (18 + 17 + 21 + 23 + 17 + 19 + 18 + 16)

LANDED ON:
A : 6
M : 6
E : 5
R: 3
I : 3
C: 8
A: 8
': 6
S: 1
G: 8
A: 5
M: 2
E : 14
S: 2
P: 6
I: 9
N: 5
& : 5
W: 10
I : 9
N: 5
* - 7
** - 6
*** - 4

BONUS CATEGORIES SELECTED:(offered/picked/win/lose)
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? -30/18/4/14
PERSON/PEOPLE -28/11/2/9
EVENT(s) -34/10/4/6
SHOW BIZ -5/2/1/1
LIVING THING(s) -26/11/4/7
IN THE KITCHEN -12/7/4/3
PHRASE -77/26/10/16
FOOD & DRINK -29/20/8/12
THING(s) - 142/11/4/7
FUN & GAMES -7/4/1/3
ON THE MAP -
AROUND THE HOUSE - 11/8/1/7
PLACE(s) -21/10/3/7
CHARACTER(s) -
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? 17/11/7/4
OCCUPATION(s) -2/1/0/1

It's Day 4 of "College Week Spring Break" week!

The $1,000 Tossup is PLACE. Tina Hunnian solves UNIVERSITY LIBRARY for $1,000. She is a sophomore at UC Irvine(Business Administration/Economics) and is a figure skater. Nico Fife goes to USC(junior theater major) and is a member of the Merry Men. Chloe Smit is a junior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The $2,000 Tossup is ON THE MAP. Nico has $2,000 with LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA. He starts SAME LETTER and misses. Chloe hits 2 Free Play A's but misses. Tina hits Lose a Turn. Nico Bankrupts losing $900. Chloe loses $750 on Bankrupt. Tina loses $950 on Bankrupt. Nico hits 5 $650 Same Letter C's(and we add the $1,000 Same Letter Bonus) and solves COURSE CATALOG CURRICULUM & CREDITS for $4,250. He has $6,250 in cash! We move on to...

The Prevagen Mystery Round which is started by Chloe. It's COLLEGE LIFE. She hits 2 $3,500 S's but misses. Tina gets $10,000 for her $2,200 Mystery round risk. Can she keep the $10,000 mystery prize? Nope. She loses a total of $11,200 in cash and mystery prize on the next spin with a Bankrupt. Nico misses a vowel - O. Chloe solves READING THE CAMPUS NEWSPAPER for $7,550 and everyone is on the board! She is in the lead! We move on to...

The Prize Puzzle/Express Wedge Round which is started by Tina. It's WHAT ARE YOU DOING? She misses. Nico loses $2,750 on Bankrupt after doing a lot of the work. Chloe Bankrupts. Tina picks up the WC with a $500 Y but misses. Nico misses with 2 letters on the board. Chloe hits $1,000 in cash from Zenni Eyewear with 2 $500 P's and reads LEAVING MY LAPTOP AT HOME for $2,000 in cash. We hope she will do that on her trip to Barbados! It's a stay at the Crane Resort worth $10,990! She has $20,540 in cash and prizes!

The Triple Tossup Round Category is THING. Tina has $2,000 with TOPIC SENTENCE and another $2,000 with SUPPORTING SENTENCE. Tina misses and Chloe starts the next round with her $2,000 solve of CONCLUDING SENTENCE. She is in the lead with $22,540 in cash and prizes including her trip to Barbados! Tina has $5,000 in cash. Nico has $6,250 in cash. Chloe starts PHRASE and we go right into a FINAL SPIN worth $1,600 a letter. Nico solves THERE'S NOTHING TO IT for $3,200 and leaves with $9,450 in cash! Tina leaves with $5,000 in cash! Chloe wins with $22,540 in cash and prizes!

The Pre-Bonus Round Total is $36,990! Chloe picks PHRASE over THING and LIVING THINGS.

Chloe lands on the first A in AMERICA'S wedge. With the RSTLNE and her choices of H G F O(all in the puzzle) we have:

S O _ E / F O O _
F O R / T H O _ G H T

Here's SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT. With Chloe's $38,000 bonus round win, she leaves with a total of $60,540 in cash and prizes! That means our players have earned over $8,000,000 in cash and prizes this season!

Wipeout
by Chico Alexander
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Another group of teams are competing for $25,000 on the next generation of the hardest obstacle course ever created for television.

QUALIFIER: This week's course features... the Spanker Plank, the Tosser Tumbler, the Big Balls (with $250 Smallsy Bonus), the Body Blender, and the Jigglelator. Fastest six teams will advance.
- Dirty Mouth Dancers Samantha & Christina: 8:39
- Lifeguards Shane & Kira: 5:15 ($250 SMALLSY BONUS)
- Newlyweds Brian & Nancy: 9:30
- Radio DJs Heidi & Frank: 10:24
- Forensic scientists Kirk & Christy: 7:38
- Personal trainers Kyrell & Nita (Team Hardbody): 5:13
- Legacies Brenna & Crystal (their family members lost on this show in 2011): 7:52

Of course that means that the DJs sign off.

THE GAUNTLET: In two heats of three teams, the players will have to go through three more obstacles - Carous-Hell, the Messy Mile, and the Pummel Pool. The fastest team in each heat will advance to the Wipeout Zone.
- HEAT 1: Dirty Mouth Dancers vs. The Lifeguards vs. the Forensic Scientists. WINNER: Forensic Scientists.
- HEAT 2: The Newlyweds vs. Team Hardbody vs. The Legacies. WINNER: The Legacies

THE WIPEOUT ZONE: The hardest course of them all has four obstacles - the Silver Bullet, Vertigo, the Leap of Faith, and Triple Threat. One teammate will run the first two, then the other will take on the second two. The fastest combined time will win $25,000. Each teammate has a max-out time of 10 minutes.
- The Legacies: 13:45
- The Forensic Scientists: 13:....55. LEGACIES WIN! Way to avenge the family honor!