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April 28, 2022


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17 Days, $396,182

by Chico Alexander
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Syn/YesTV: 7:30p/6:30c; also check listings
Host: Mayim Bialik wiht Ken Jennings, Jimmy McGuire & Sarah Whitcomb-Foss
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Mattea is knocking on the door of $400,000 today as she plays for 18 against...

Mattea Roach


Renée Russell
branch office administrator

Manav JAin
Clemson, SC
undergraduate student

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
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GSN: 7:30p/6:30c
Host: John Michael Higgins
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Freeman Family
Landon, Stephanie, Greg, Gregory Jr.
Nature Lovers
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
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Food/discovery+: 9p/8c
Host: Bobby Flay
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Steven Lingenfelter
chef/owner, Illegal Food
Laura Gonzalez
chef/owner, PRIKLY

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
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Netflix: Season 1 available
Host: Howie Mandel
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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.

Yousuf Khan
Palo Alto, CA
PhD candidate
Katie Dolan
communications consultant
Tony Moore
club promoter
Alison Betts
content developer

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!

Katie Dolan
New York City
communications consultant
Ellyn Marsh
Tony Moore
club promoter
Alison Betts
content developer

$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
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GSN: 5p/4c
Host: Dylan Lane
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Writing Divas
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.

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
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Syn/YesTV: 3p/4c; also check listings
Host: Steve Harvey
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Darnell, Mesa, Terry, Jesse, Jazmin
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
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CBS: 10a/9C or 3p/2C
Host: Wayne Brady with Jonathan Mangum, Tiffany Coyne & Cat Gray
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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
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)


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 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
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Fox: 8p/7C
Hosts/Judges: Gordon Ramsay with Daphne Oz & Aaron Sanchez
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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

BOTTOM 3: Starla, Ivy, Cruz

The Price Is Right
by Chico Alexander
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CBS/Paramount+: 11a/10C
Host: Drew Carey with Manuela Arbelaez, Alexis Gaube, Devin Goda, Amber Lancaster, James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds & George Gray
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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
DSWs/DOBs: 3/5
$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.
- $22,145
- $23,460
- $21,079
- $25,730
- $24,595
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
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TBS: 9p/8c
Host: Natasha Leggero with Ludo Lefebvre
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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

Los Angeles
personal chef

New Jersey
culinary instructor

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
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Bravo: 8p/7c
Host:Padma Lakshmi with Tom Collichio & Gail Simmons
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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

25 Words or Less
by Chico Alexander
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Syn: Check local listings
Host: Meredith Vieira
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Erica & Courtney

Carmel, Roku TV, $20,000
Charlie & Lynn
road trippers
Amber Stevens West
"Run the World"
Sara Rue
"B Positive"

Today's Superfan is watching from My50 WPWR Chicago. It's Angela, who gets a Loster Gram win or lose.

- Amber vs. Sara: sleep, hallmark, movie theater, cramp, kindle. Amber goes for 12... and misses one. 250 to Charlie & Lynn.
- Erica vs. Charlie: publish, tent, SpongeBob, cappuccino, blurry. Erica bids 13... and misses one. Charlie & Lynn are up to 500.
- Courtney vs. Lynn: peacock, locker, Michael, Doritos, costume. Courtney declares 15... and misses one. Challengers sweep for 750.

ROUND 2: Sara gets the board first.
- SARA's list: karma (1000), theme park (1000), suck (250), dry (250), jump start (1000)
- AMBER's list: Beatles (500), thumb (250), Energizer Bunny (1000), bluegrass (1000), stepson (500)
Erica & Courtney sweep for 3250 plus the bonus, 4250 total. Charlie & Lynn... miss the last one. Erica & Courtney eke out a win, 4250-3250. Charlie & Lynn will road trip to Orlando (TRYP Orlando) witha  copy of the home game.

MONEY ROUND: Courtney will try to make it three-for-five with Super Bowl, mustard, Tokyo, surgeon, streaming, wardrobe, raven, and hydrant for a trip to Belize (The Lodge at Jaguar Reef).

Wheel of Fortune
by Jason Block
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Syn/YesTV: 7p/6C
Hosts: Pat Sajak & Vanna White with Jim Thornton
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Total for Today - - $67,300
Total for Week 33 - $203,635
Total for the Season: $8,830,697
Bonus Win Percentage: 61/164
Bonus Round Losses Cash: $3,193,000
Bonus Round Losses Cars: 1 VW ID.4 SUV, 7 Mini Coopers, 2 Mazda CX-5S, 1 VW Taos, 3 Ford Bronco Sports, 1 Infiniti QX50 SUV, 4 Ford Escapes, 3 Audi Q3s, 2 Mazda MX-30s, 2 VW Tiguans, 2 Lincoln Corsairs, 1 Ford Edge. 1 Mazda CX-30 SUV, 1 Nissan Rogue
$1,000 Consolation Prizes: 34
Triple Toss Up Sweeps/Group Misses: 25/3
Mystery Round Prizes hit/won/lost: 27/6/15
Car Wins:  19
$100,000 Losses/Wins: 5/4
$1,000,000 Losses/Wins: 0/0
$1,000,000 Wedge Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 37/164/5/27
Home Wedge Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 3/4/1/2
Houses Won: 0
Wild Cards Hit/Offered/Used/Lost: 89/164/24/33
Express Wedge Hit/Used/Crashes/won: 53/46/18/13
Bonus Prize Wedges hit/won/lost: 72/36/19
$2,500 Space Hit - 54
$3,500 Space Hit - 79
$5,000 Space Hit - 4
Bankrupt Space Hit - 426
Lose A Turn Hit - 113
Vowels Missed:
A - 53 E -28 I - 34 O-44 U - 9
Missed solves - 47
Repeated a letter/vowel - 28
Perfect Rounds: 56
House Minimums - 47
Gift Tags hit/won/lost: 86/40/40
$6,000 FINAL SPINS: 11/164
Best Week: Week 22(Bed and Breakfast) - $488,275
Best Player: Mark Beyer - $126,550
Bankrupt Losses: $878,820 + 10 unknown trip values
Left on the Table: $2,515,154 + 6 trips of unknown value
Red Podium Win - 47
Yellow Podium Win - 64
Blue Podium Win -  53
Worst Week: Week 24(Hawaii) - $148,992
8M Passed - 04/12/2022 - 150 Shows(22 + 21+19 +17 + 18 + 14 + 20 + 19)Shows

A :  5(3-2)
M : 4(1-3)
E : 11(8-3)
R: 5(1-4)
I : 10(5-5)
C: 7(4-3)
A: 3(0-3)
': 8(2-6)
S: 5(2-3)
G: 6(3-3)
A: 8(3-5)
M: 8(2-6)
E : 5(2-3)
S: 7(0-7)
P: 8(1-7)
I: 11 (4-7)
N: 7(2-5)
& : 9(6-3)
W: 8(4-4)
I : 2(0-2)
N: 7(2-5)
* - 7(2-5)
** - 9(2-7)
*** - 5(2-4)

BONUS CATEGORIES SELECTED:(offered/picked/win/lose)
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? -40/29/4/25
EVENT(s) -19/8/2/6
SHOW BIZ -2/2/1/1
LIVING THING(s) -35/16/7/9
PHRASE - 107/40/18/22
FOOD & DRINK - 20/16/8/8
THING(s) - 155/11/2/9
PLACE(s) - 42/11/3/8
FUN & GAMES - 4/4/4/0
IN THE KITCHEN - 3/1/1/0
OCCUPATION - 1/1/1/0

The NFL Draft won't stop us from recapping the Thursday edition of Wheel!

The $1,000 Tossup is PHRASE. Scott Earl solves FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY for $1,000! He is a non-profit manager from Austin, TX. He has run marathons in 10 states. Monique Strickland from Beaumont, CA is married for 20 years and has been a respiratory therapist for 19 years. Alex Sullivan is married for 10 years and has 2 kids. She loves the Bay Area!

The $2,000 Tossup is WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Scott has $3,000 with TRAVELING FIRST-CLASS. He starts FOOD & DRINK but misses on the $2,500 space. Monique misses a vowel - I. Alex picks up the MDW with a T but misses. Scott solves FARM FRESH VEGETABLES for $2,000. He has $5,000! We move on to...

The Eggland's Best Mystery Round which is started by Monique. It's PHRASE. She misses. Alex solves WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD for $2,500! We move on to...

The Prize Puzzle/Mystery Round which is started by Alex as well! It's PLACE. She picks up the WC with 2 $500 N' but misses a vowel - O. Scott solves BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPE for only $350. That is because is going to see the landscapes of Mexico! It's a stay at Wayam Mundo Imperial in Yucatan worth $7,300! Scott has $12,650 in cash and prizes!

The Triple Tossup Round is EVENT. Scott has $2,000 with GETTING A MANICURE. Scott knows the theme and solves GETTING A PEDICURE for $2,000. Monique finally gets on the board with her $2,000 solve of GETTING A FACIAL. Alex has $2,500 in cash! Scott has the lead with $16,650 in cash and prizes including his trip to Mexico! Monique starts QUOTATION and loses $1,000 on Bankrupt. Alex solves IT AIN'T OVER TILL IT'S OVER for $3,750 in cash! Alex has $6,250 in cash and we have time for...

...SHOW BIZ. Alex starts and misses. Scott misses. Monique misses. Alex misses. Scott spins us a FINAL SPIN worth $1,700 a letter. Scott seals his win with his $3,400 solve of ONE-HIT WONDER. He goes to the bonus round with $20,050 in cash and prizes! Alex leaves with $6,250 in cash! Monique leaves with $2,000!

The pre-bonus round total is $28,300! Scott picks WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? over THING and PHRASE.

Scott lands on the 1st A in AMERICA'S wedge. With the RSTLNE and his choices of C M K O we have:
_ O R K
_ N _ _ O R M
Scott doesn't need a WORK UNIFORM when he just won $39,000 in bonus cash! He leaves with $59,050 in cash and prizes!

You Bet Your Life with Jay Leno
by Chico Alexander
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Syn: Check local listings
Host: Jay Leno with Kevin Eubanks
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Today, we're playing with Megan, a former submarine officer from Florida who now works as a rocket launch engineer, and Kent, a roboteer & trumpeter from New York City.
- CarGurus Secret Word: Business
There's no business like... BARBECUE'S DREAM HOUSE.
- $250: A Hawaiian feast featuring kalua pig & festive dancing is commonly called a what? They say luau... RIGHT!
- $500: If I'm referring to a "rub" while barbecuing, I'm describing what: cleaning a grill, the oil you rub on grates, dry spices you rub on meats, or how you thank the chef? They go with dry spices... RIGHT!
- $750: According to, which of the following is a common category in barbecue: Jersey style, Texas style, Arkansas style, or Harry Styles? They say Texas style... three-for-three.
- $1000: Finish this quote from the Australian tourism commission: "Put another _____ on the barbie". THey say shrimp... for $2500 plus $500 for Megan saying business.
DOUBLE OR NOTHING: Baby back ribs come from what animal? They say pig...for $5500!

NExt up, Chris, who once punched Shaquille O'Neal at a club and used to work in a Japanese theme park, plays with David, a storyboard artist who arm-wrestled a man dressed as Santa.
- CarGurus Secret Word: Doctor
Call a doctor, we have some.. CINEMA SICKOS.
- $250: Jason Voorhees is the machete-wielding killer in which film franchise named for an unlucky day? They say "Friday the 13th"... RIGHT!
- $500: Before starring in "The Good Doctor", Freddie Highmore starred in "Bates Motel" & portrayed what famous "Psycho" killer? They go with Norman Bates... RIGHT! Then David calls for the "doctor" for $500.
- $750: What actor played the relentless T-800 villain in "The Terminator", only to "be back" as the hero in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"? They say Arnold Schwarzenegger... GOOD!
- $1000: In "The Silence of the Lambs", Anthony Hopkins played serial killer Hannibal Lecter who was given the nickname "Hannibal the..." what? They say cannibal... GOOD!
DOUBLE OR NOTHING: In the 2021 film "Spiral" starring Chris Rock, a copycat killer continued the sadistic game from what horror film franchise? They go with "Saw"... GOOD FOR $5500!

We end with Lisa, a laundry owner from Manteca, CA, who is playing for a gift card from HomeGoods.
- THE DREIDEL WILL ROCK: How many days long is Chanukah? She goes with eight.... Eight crazy nights it is!