Celebrity Blackjack

Semi-Finals Game 2

Season 2, Ep 12, Aired 1/4/05
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  • Episode Description
  • The second semi-finals game features a lot of big-betting and much odd behavior. Watch for hard-luck draws, a celebrity on his cell-phone and other mad antics. By the time the dust clears, only two celebrities are left standing for the final hand.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Matt Vasgersian


  • Dave Stann


  • Jamie-Lynn Sigler

    Tournament Player

  • Jason Alexander

    Tournament Player

  • Giuliana Rancic

    Tournament Player

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Jason: Don't say "soft" and point at me. Matt: How about a "soft 21?" Jason: All is forgiven.

    • Coolio: I want a jack! No I... I want a Queen.

    • Matt: Nothing but testosterone left in the game.

    • Jason: Give me the card I'm supposed to get! (He draws to a 16) Ooh! What the hell is that?

    • Giuliana: I'm gonna do $10,000. Dave: Okay. Coolio: I'm gonna do you.

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    Notes (3)

    • The two semi-finals episodes are aired out of order, as the previous semi-finals match already revealed who won in this episode.

    • A mobile-phone poll in this episode asks viewers to text message their response to the question: "How would you play an Ace-5 against the dealer's 3 card?" The results were Double Down - 53%, Hit - 31%, Stand - 16%. The book says that you should hit.

    • A pop-up tip shown in this episode said that Giuliana had only a 17% chance to win staying on 15 vs. 10.

    Trivia (3)

    • In the final hand, Jason Alexander and Lance Bass were the only celebrities remaining in the game. They both had automatically secured spots in the final, but played the final hand to determine which one of them would receive an additional $75,000 for their charity and which would receive an additional $25,000. Lance had $60,000 in chips and bet $20,000. Jason Alexander had $76,000 in chips and bet $55,000. He won the hand, while Lance lost it, making him the winner for this episode.

    • Dealer Dave smokes the table with a total of four blackjacks in this episode.

    • Jamie-Lynn Discala said that she had a system which she had used that helped her win in her first match. She said that she might reveal it if she was one of the two winners in this semi-final match. She was eliminated early in the game and was tight-lipped about her "system."

    Allusions (1)

    • Matt: Put the phone down, Coolio! If they really want you on Season 2 of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, they'll call back.
      I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! was a short-lived port of a U.K. series shown on ABC. It featured celebrities attempting to survive in the Amazon rainforest.

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