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Show Summary: Season 4

Show 17: Ruff's Yard Sale Makes a Racket

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Ruff got a ton of great (according to him) stuff at a yard sale. Including a tennis racket that he was going to use in his match against Spot Spotnick. He thought he got a great deal on the rest of the stuff too, but Blossom wasn't so sure.

So he sent Bethany and Brian out to learn about antiques and how to determine their value. They went to meet an appraiser from the show Antiques Roadshow at the Brimfield fair, the biggest flea market in the world. He told them that they needed to consider supply, demand, and condition, when shopping for antiques. Then he gave them each $50 and told them to go out and buy something fabulous. After a hard day of bargain hunting, it ended up that Bethany was the better haggler, but Brian's golf club was the best buy of the day.

Since the vintage tennis racket Ruff found was a little too vintage (i.e. broken), he had Liza and Talia go engineer him a new one. After admiring Roger Federer's racket, they picked a new racket, made a map to find its sweet spot, then used the stringing machine to finish it up. To try out the new racket, they played against a professional tennis player. They still couldn't beat the pro, but the new racket was way better than Ruff's!

Isaac and Sterling, back at the studio, competed in the Halftime Quiz Show and earned themselves a cool 40 points!

Finally the FETCHers brought their purchases and creations back to Studio G where Ruff was ready for the Triumph Tally:

Liza and Talia scored:

  • 50 points: for building a better racket

Liza also scored:

  • 30 points: for getting down on the floor to measure the string

Talia also scored:

  • 35 points: for getting so excited about Roger Federer

Bethany and Brian scored:

  • 80 points: for great bargain hunting

BUT: "Is that all the points a dog can give?"

For having the best eye for antiques, Brian got 10 bonus points! With 95 points he was the daily winner, which got him a mini-golf outing for him and 5 friends! (Guess who the 5 friends were...)




Daily Scores
Winner!
Brian
95
Talia
85
Bethany
85
Liza
80
Sterling
40
Isaac
40
Talia playing tennis.
Triumph Tally
Show Scores
Sterling

1132.5


Isaac

1117.5


Talia

1085


Liza

1040


Brian

1035


Bethany

1012.5