Thanks for Playing!

bird, new, square, twitter icon

June 20, 2017


In Reruns Now:
elebrity Name Game
Family Feud
Let's Make a Deal
Wheel of Fortune
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Some game logo captures appear courtesy of Mike Klauss and Jay Lewis

Copyright Statement

No infringement of copyright is intended by these fan pages; production companies of shows this site covers retain all rights to the sounds, images, and information contained herein. No challenge to copyright is implied. 

Web design by Jason Elliott. Logo by Chico Alexander. 
Full Copyright Statement

Powered by 1&1 Internet

Beach Party!

The Price Is Right Summer Beach Party
by Chico Alexander
bird, new, square, twitter icon @DinoRAlexander

CBS: 11a/10C
Host: Drew Carey with Amber Lancaster, James O'Halloran, Rachel Reynolds & George Gray
Official WebsiteFacebookFacebook
bird, new, square, twitter iconInstagramAvailable on the CBS App
Record today: 4-1-1
Record for week 40: 6-5-1
Record this season: 505-523-70
Total today*: $73,999
Total this week*: $135,864
Total this season*: $14,064,778
Perfect bids: 21/1008
Perfect Shows/Skunks: 0/3
DSWs/DOBs: 5/16
$11K/$26K SCSD Spins: 5/1
Best week: Week 6 - Big Money Week: $707,684
$14 million passed: 6/20/17

*totals are based on the MSRP of the prizes on the tape day and rounded to the nearest dollar.
It's almost time for the Priceless Summer, so we have a summer beach party!

First up, Martha Hayes, Chadwitz Spearman, Voncia Mitchell, and Sean Daley bid on an audio system with USB drive, mic & beach gear. The $1219 package goes to Sean, who's hoping to add a set of scuba gear, GoPros with accessories, a VR camera package, and a trip to Antigua (6n @ St. James Club & Villas) in Cliffsurfers. First up, a travel pillow for $25? No, it's $24. Next, is a water bottle $18? No, it's $35, and we have $8 to play with on a hair dryer. Is it $54? No, it's $40, and ... down goes the Yodelly Guy.

Martha wins a $1489 set of sunglasses, binoculars & volleyball set. She can play with a $3590 scooter, a $3050 set of Coach accessories, and a $1500 rowing machine if she can pick the One Sarong Price. She goes with the scooter... $2499 is a win!

James Wyshywaniuk goes down and up thanks to a $749 iPhone 7. Can he make the right call for a Mazda Miata MX-5 in Lucky Seven? He has $3 in hand with $27,86_ on the board. He goes with $5... 3 is good enough to win! He also wins $1000 on the Big Wheel.

Meanwhile, Voncia gets a $1310 tiki bar with margarita maker & accessories. Will she deck out her paradise with $16,000? Let's go in It's in the Beach Bag. Xyzal allergy relief for $18.99? YES. Goldfish snack crackers for $1.29? YES. Kauai coffee for $7.69? YES! She stops at $4000. Mariani fruit for $2.49? Nope. Good move.

Chadwitz gets off the schneid with a $1465 charm necklace. He'll charm his way to goggles and a Sea-Doo if he wins Slide by Slide. Is it $7957 or $5779? He picks $7957... RIGHT!

Monisha Greer wins a $2000 4KTV with 3D Blu-Ray player and a shot at a Hyundai Accent in Beach Cover Up

      6 7
    9 5 0
  2 6 3 8
1 0 8 2 5
3 7 5 4 9

First up, $17,930.... 17 and 3 are right. $17,639? The 9 drops in. $17,839? YES!

Chadwitz meets James in the Showcase. First up, trips to Cabo San Lucas (6n @ Diamante Cabo San Lucas) & Miami (6n @ Beach Hotel South Beach) and a Mitsubishi Mirage. Top winner James bids $30,500. Chadwitz gets a home office with iMac & 3D printer, a pair of surfboards, and a trip to South Africa (6n @ Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront). Chadwitz bids $23,687. Actual price... $20,510. Actual price of James' Showcase... $29,431. And this day at the beach... was no day at the beach.

America's Got Talent
by Chico Alexander, Jason Block & Gordon Pepper
bird, new, square, twitter icon @DinoRAlexander

NBC: 8p/7c
Host: Tyra Banks with Mel B, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum & Howie Mandel
Official WebsiteFacebookFacebook
bird, new, square, twitter iconInstagramNBC AppHulu


Three Golden Buzzers have been awarded so far - Howie's, Simon's, and Mel B's. Heidi and Tyra have yet to chime in. Let's see if they do this week.

First on the X are Greater Works (all over), a 44-voice gospel choir from all walks of life and all over the country who rehearse online. They kick off the show with "This Little Light of Mine". The energy is definitely there, but the harmonies need a bit of polish. Still, the entire panel sends them through.

Jay Jay Phillips (25; Cleveland; fiberglass factory worker) is getting over a rocky break-up the only way he can... with a keyboard set to "whammy guitar". He lip syncs his way through the rock classic "I Hate Myself For Loving You" (C-Note: for a long while, this song was the basis for SNF's theme, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night"). Heidi ... hates it. The other judges overrule her. So there... AMBER.

A montage of American dreamers from all around the world ends with Light Balance Dance Group (Ukraine, @Light_Balance), this year's custom-made digital dance/light masterpiece. The team needs cleaner moves, but they are creative, they blow the crowd away, and they prompt Tyra to come out of the wings and onto the panel to do... THIS! GOLDEN BUZZER! LIGHT BALANCE IS THROUGH TO LIVE SHOWS!

After a bland milquetoast singer, we get to Anthony Penoso (58; Jacksonville; attorney) who, with an original song called "Young Enough" about his wife - who is 25 years his junior, has a dream of being #1, going triple platinum, winning a Grammy, and going to the Hall in Cleveland. Those dreams... are put on hold after the judges X him out.

Just Jerk Crew (South Korea, teachers) are dancers who perform maybe one more show because men of a certain age have to serve in the South Korean military for 2 years. They're taking their shot... and it's almost immaculate. Their swan song is delayed for now.

Celine Tam (9) was named after Celine Dion, is the child of big Celine Dion fans, and wants to sing LIKE Celine Dion. Her choice is "My Heart Will Go On", obviously.... and she slays it for a 9-year-old. The tone is all over the place, really, but the judges are on their feet, and she's through. Interestingly enough, Simon had her pegged from jump street.

(FUN FACT: Her sister's name? Dion)

Callum and Kevin, aka Men with Pans (chefs), a comic duo that performs outfitted with two strategically placed saute pans... and little else. Simon and Mel B were not having it. Heidi and Howie, for some reason, were, and it takes some prodding from Heidi to get Mel to take her X back. Hey, all you need are three yeses.

The Godfathers are an acrobat strongman group we only see so much of before they're sent through. Robert Nash (Robert De Niro lookalike) is an impersonator who does piss-poor renditions of Jack Nicholson, John Travola, and Christopher Walken before he's sent "Walken". Really, you cut half of the Godfathers for that? Seriously, his intro is the best part of his act.

Tom London (25), a British magician who merges magic with technology. Using random numbers from the audience (whose phones magically generate red, white, and blue flickers), info from the judges' lives, a white board, and a marker, he predicts the number 73,928,547 from Simon's #1 hits, Mel's album sales, the year Heidi started modeling, and Howie & Tyra's guesses. The number was predestined before his audition! It's enough for a unanimous yes.

For the record: Simon had 47 #1 artists, Mel sold 85 million, Heidi was a model from 1992, and Howie was married to his high school sweetheart for 37 years.

After sad clowns that piss Simon off, we get Bello Nock (47; Sarasota, FL), a comic daredevil you may have seen in filler pieces from the previous three episodes. His act: balancing on a swaypole with ZERO support. Simon only makes it unanimous if Bello promises to shoot himself out of a cannon over a helicopter. FOR REAL.

We end with a Father's Day piece with two acts: Darcy Callus (Australia), singing his own take on "God Only Knows" for his father, and Evie Clair (13), who sings to her father who was diagnosed wtih stage 4 colon cancer. She sings "Arms" by Christina Perri, and that, coupled with the cute face and sob story, sends her flying to the next round along with Darcy.

More ... stuff... next week.

@midnight with Chris Hardwick
by Chico Alexander
bird, new, square, twitter icon @DinoRAlexander

Comedy Central: 11:30p/10:30C
Host: Chris Hardwick
Official WebsiteFacebook
Facebookbird, new, square, twitter iconInstagrambird, new, square, twitter icon
Eddie Izzard
author, "Believe Me: a Memoir of Love, Death & Jazz Chickens"
playing for @terilee007
Tim Minchin
composer & lyricist, "Groundhog Day"
playing for @cold4california
Kristen Schaal
"Austin Found"
playing for @ShawnGarrett

While you were busy firing up the grill and flying the colors while firing off your Jason Pierre Pauls, we were celebrating the fourth of July early, because @midnight will be on break for a couple of weeks. Tonight's #HashtagWars: due to some political shenanigans of Shakespeare in the Park, #PoliticalShakespeare. Eddie and Tim are tied at 700 to Kristen's 600.

Next up, we have Serving Face (subreddit /r/pareidolia... it's a thing). Tonight's Live Challenge, Don't Neglect the Tides. The peanut worm. Look it up. As a nature documentarian, narrate a fact about the peanut worm. Kristen gets 1000 from "The peanut worm has a very particular diet. It spends its entire life eating clams."

You're Gonna Need a Speedier Game... celebrates the anniversary of "Jaws". No one gets eaten.

FTW: archaeologists at Tel Aviv University discovered a 2600-year-old request for wine. Smash a pot and write another like-minded request. The winner: "Hey this might be the wine talking, but if we're making condoms out of sheep guts, why don't we just cut out the middleman and (hump) the sheep?" TIM wins the Internet!

Another set of comics clown on the news tomorrow. Continue the game online @midnight.

Chopped Father's Day
by Chico Alexander
bird, new, square, twitter icon @DinoRAlexander

Food: 10p/9C
Host: Ted Allen
Official WebsiteFacebookFacebook
bird, new, square, twitter icon
Felix Castro
Astoria, NY
executive pastry chef, Toloache Taqueria and Tacuba Cantina Mexicana

Scott Maki
New Orleans
executive chef, Feelings Cafe

Greg Power
New York City
executive chef, Pier A Harbor House
Ashley Jonique
New Orleans
private chef

It's ... straight Chopped this week. On the panel: Alex Guarnaschelli, Scott Conant, and Amanda Freitag.

APPETIZER: 20 minutes to work with on... crawfish tails, peas, processed cheese, and vegetable-infused vodka.
- Felix: Crawfish Tail & Pea Wonton with Spicy Cheese & Vodka Dipping Sauce
- Scott: Open-Faced Croque Monsieur with Gardinera Salad
- Greg: Cajun Crawfish & Chorizo Dip & Cheese Sauce
- Ashley: Crawfish Pasta Orleans
CHOPPED: Greg's finger... and due to that injury, Greg himself.

ENTREE: The remaining three chefs earn a reprieve and another box... goat chops, petite garlic, pickled string beans, and root beer barrel candy.
- Felix: Roasted Goat with Sweet Potat-Miso Puree & Tempura String Beans
- Scott: Seared Goat Chop wtih Asparagus-Radicchio Hash
- Ashley: Grilled Goat Chop with Green Bean Hash & Root Beer

DESSERT: One dish away from the money, and it must contain... zucchini, caramel popcorn with peanuts, yuzu sauce, and manchego.
- Felix: Flourless Cake with Manchego-Zucchini Ice Cream & Yuzu Sauce
- Scott: Zucchini & Manchego Fritter with Yuzu Mascarpone

And the man that chops his way to $10,000 this week.... is SCOTT!

Chopped Junior Champions
by Chico Alexander
bird, new, square, twitter icon @DinoRAlexander

Food: 8p/7C
Host: Ted Allen
Official WebsiteFacebookFacebook
bird, new, square, twitter icon

The winner of tonight's Champions cookoff gets Tavia Isaac, Isabella Wylie & Buck Milligan.
Haley Mattes
Evansville, IN
11 years old

Aidan Friedson
Bronx, NY
14 years old

Emma Morrison
12 years old
Jack Pollock
Draper, UT
12 years old

On the panel alongside Marc Murphy & Maneet Chauhan, restaurateur Dale Talde.

APPETIZER: 30 minutes to complete a dish made from... Jonah crab claws, red finger chiles, pomelo, and Parker house rolls.
- Haley: Crab Tacos & Pomelo Tomato Salsa with Mexican Crema Sauce
- Aidan: Jonah Crab & Purple Potato Chips
- Emma: Pomelo & Crab Salad on a Toasted Garlic Parker House Roll
- Jack: Deconstructed Po'boy Crostini with Pickled Apple & Finger Chile Slaw

ENTREE: Let's see what you got dealing with... Venison tenderloin, micro pea greens, maitake mushrooms, and cheesy tortilla chips.
- Haley: Cheesy Pan-Seared Venison with Fried Potatoes & Micro Pea Greens Salad
- Aidan: Pan-Seared Venison & Micro Pea Greens Salad with Compound Butter
- Jack: Pan-Seared Venison Tenderloin with Chimichurri Salt-Roasted Potatoes

DESSERT: You're one course away from a one-in-four shot at $25,000. The box... fruit lasagna, passion fruit, lime leaves, and candied ginger.
- Aidan: Berry & Meringue Tart with Passion Fruit Mascarpone Ice Cream
- Jack: Raspberry Cake with Tropical Whipped Cream & Bacon Jalapeno Candy

And there's one spot remaining in the final... and it belongs to... AIDAN! That's the lineup for next week's tournament final!

Fear Factor
by Chico Alexander & Gordon Pepper
bird, new, square, twitter icon @DinoRAlexander

MTV: 10p/9c
Host: Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
Official WebsiteFacebookFacebook
bird, new, square, twitter iconInstagram
Brynne & Jerry
Long Beach, CA
Best friends for 3 years

Aqel & Daniel
Best friends for 3 years

Jennie & Hanna
Best friends/models for 9 years
Chris & Amanda
St. Louis
Best friends for 2 years

BEAT THE BEAST: Computer Bugs. One teammate must retrieve a passcode on a computer screen while holding something creepy - either a snake or a scorpion - in their mouths. Once the correct passcode has been entered, the teammates swapped roles until all three codes were entered on all three screens (at which point BOTH would have to hold something in their mouths). Fastest time gets a Fearvantage in the next round. Post the slowest time? Thanks for playing, exit's that way.
- Chris/Amanda - DQ (Amanda quits). But just because she quit doesn't mean the rest of the team gets off easy. In fact, if you do it in the fastest time, you will get a $1000 bonus.
- Daniel/Aqel: 4'33"
- Jennie/Hanna: 6'03"
- Brynne/Jerry: 4'50"

FACE YOUR FEAR: Heads Up. All of the contestants are afraid of drowning. Both teammates - with their heads in a box - have to drink for their lives while giving up their cell phones to be placed in the tank with them as the water comes down (about eye level). The teams that hold on the longest without drowning or checking their Snapchat move on. As a Fearvantage, Daniel & Aqel got to keep their phones.
- Jennie/Hanna: 3'24"
- Daniel/Aqel: 3'18" (advances)
- Brynne/Jerry: 3'27"
ELIMINATED: Brynne & Jerry

THE FINAL FEAR: Ramped Up. On a moving fully-loaded car carrier, you & your partner will have to look for eight letters, six of which will form a code that will unlock the ignition on one of the cars. You'll then have to drive the car to the finish line. Fastest time wins. You want to do this as fast as possible, because the sooner you get the code in, the shorter your drive to the finish.
- Daniel/Aqel: 2'05"
- Jennie/Hanna: 1'35" by realizing you don't have to collect ALL of the letters, only the ones that spell the code. That's a $50,000 gambit for them, and they prove that it pays to face your fear.

by Chico Alexander
bird, new, square, twitter icon @DinoRAlexander

Syn/YesTV: 7:30p/6:30c; also check listings
Host: Alex Trebek with Jimmy McGuire, Kelly Miyahara & Sarah Whitcomb-Foss
Official WebsiteFacebookFacebook
bird, new, square, twitter iconInstagram
  So yesterday happened. Peter will try and make up for it with a win against...
Peter Guekguezian
Fresno, CA
PhD student in linguistics
Melissa Dean
quality assurance auditor
Chris Nadon
Claremont, CA
college teacher

JEOPARDY! ROUND: We're Giving You a Commisison, Good Sources of Calcium, Authors' Initials, 10-Letter Verbs, The Game Is Rigged, Return to the Movies.

Peter starts with $200 10-Letter Verbs, finding the Daily Double under $600 Authors' Initials. He's pulling the trigger for all the marbles on this: he liked to rime: STC. "Who is Samuel Taylor Coleridge?" FOR THE DOUBLER, $4000! He ends up with another doubler, $8000 to $5200 for Chris. Melissa, on $4400, gets the board to start...

DOUBLE JEOPARDY!: Blowin' in the Wind, Tangled Up in Blue; It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding); Things Have Changed, Forever "Young", Bob Dylan

... with $400 Blowin' in the Wind, where Peter finds the first Daily Double under $1200. He bets $4400 on this: speeding up evaporation, winds are strong in many deserts, like this one that's home to most Joshua trees. "What is the Mojave Desert?" RIGHT for $13,200. Chris finds the other under $800 Forever "Young". He goes all-in on this: the seeds of this disruptive group date back to 1889 with members of the Imperial Medical Academy of Istanbul. "Who are the Young Turks?" That... would be right, but he blanks, so he's blanked. Peter ends up with $21,600. With Melissa on $9600 to Chris' $800, the game is the champ's to lose.

FINAL JEOPARDY in "Shakespeare Titles": the verse from the Sermon on the Mount following "Judge not, that ye be not judged" inspired this Bard comedy title. Correct response: what is "Measure for Measure"?

Chris is right, but Peter wins $19,201 more for a three-day tally of $44,800.

Team Ninja Warrior
by Chico Alexander
bird, new, square, twitter icon @DinoRAlexander

USA: 10p/9C
Host: Matt Iseman & Akbar Gbajabiamila with Alex Curry
Official WebsiteFacebookFacebook
bird, new, square, twitter icon

The last nine weeks, you saw 28 Ninja teams go head to head for a shot at the season 2 title. Now we're down to the final 8 in our two-part grand finale. The first four...
Team Ronin
Flip Rodriguez (captain), JJ Woods, Tiana Webberly
Think Tank
Noah Kaufman (captain), Matt Wilder, Asya Grechka
Storm Team
Joe Moravsky (captain), Josh Levin, Allyssa Beard
Iron Grip
Daniel Gil (captain), Nate Burkhalter, Barclay Stockett

The rules haven't changed. Two teams play qualifier heats. Winners face losers in the knockout round. Winners of those will face each other to see who will take on NEXT WEEK's winner for the title.

The Downtown LA course...

- Sonic Swing
- Ring of Fire
- Swing Jump
- Floating Tiles
- Tire Swing
- Warped Wall

- JJ vs. Noah. WINNER: JJ
- Tiana vs. Asya. WINNER: TIANA
- Flip vs. Matt. WINNER: MATT
- SUDDEN DEATH: JJ vs. Matt. WINNER: JJ (Team Ronin wins, 4-2)

- Josh vs. Nate. WINNER: JOSH. But Nate looks to be injured. We'll update.
- Allyssa vs. Barclay. WINNER: BARCLAY.
- Joe vs. Daniel. WINNER: JOE (Storm Team wins, 3-1)

Back to the injury, as Josh tweaks his shoulder on the hard landing off of the Floating Tiles. He's out, and Scott Willson is in.... right away.

- JJ vs. Scott. WINNER: SCOTT.
- Tiana vs. Barclay. WINNER: BARCLAY.
- Flip vs. Daniel. WINNER: DANIEL. (Iron Grip sweeps, 4-0)

- Josh vs. Noah. WINNER: JOSH.
- Allyssa vs. Asya. WINNER: ALLYSSA.
- Joe vs. Matt. WINNER: JOE (Storm Team sweeps, 4-0)

RELAY SHOWDOWN #10: This is for a spot in the final run next week. In addition to the obstacles in the preliminary rounds, the anchor leg would have to face...
- Dueling Salmon Ladders
- Globe Graspers
- Final Climb

WINNER: STORM TEAM! They await the winners of next week's action!

World of Dance
by Chico Alexander
bird, new, square, twitter icon @DinoRAlexander

NBC: 10p/9c
Host: Jenna Dewan Tatum with Derek Hough, Jennifer Lopez & Ne-Yo
Official WebsiteFacebookFacebook
bird, new, square, twitter iconInstagramNBC AppHulu


We've passed through 24 dance acts. Now it's time for them to face off two at a time for the judge's vote. It's The Duels.

The acts will have to create another act. The judges will once again judge on the 20-point scale from Performance, Technique, Choreography, Creativity, and Presentation. The act with the highest average score in each Duel advances to the Cut.

The higher seeded dancers get their pick of who to challenge in the Duel.

- Fik-Shun - "Fragile" by Tech N9ne
- Nick Daniels - "Wicked Game" by Raign
WINNER: FIK-SHUN (90.7-87.7)

- Swing Latino - "Pa Lante" by Jose Aguirre
- Miami All-Stars - "Jumpin' Jack" by Voodoo Daddy

- KynTay - "Bang Bang" by Jessie J featuring Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
- Eva Igo - "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" by Juliet Simms
WINNER: in an upset, EVA (89-82.7)

- Keone & Mari Madrid - "Like Real People Do" by Hozier
- Quick Style - "Guidance" by Travis Scott
WINNER: KEONE & MARI (91.3-89.3)

Another set of acts next week.