Money Hungry

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Money Hungry
Created by Cris Abrego[1]
Ellen Rakieten[1]
Directed by Matt Bordofsky
Presented by Dan Cortese
Composer(s) Jude Christodal
Adam Zelkind
Dan Radlauer
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Cris Abrego[1]
Ellen Rakieten[1]
Ben Samek[1]
Matt Odgers[1]
Rabih Gholam[1]
Jeff Olde[1]
Jill Holmes[1]
Kristen Kelly[1]
Cinematography Adrian Pruett
Production company(s) 51 Minds Entertainment[1]
Ellen Rakieten Entertainment[1]
Broadcast
Original channel VH1
Original run August 2, 2010 (2010-08-02)  – October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04)
External links
Website

Money Hungry is a reality TV weight loss competition show based around the concept of bet dieting, with twelve teams of two competing for a $100,000 prize made up from team contributions.[2]

Contestants[edit]

Cast
Name[2] Team[2] Eliminated
Mark Petrozzella[3] Mission Slimpossible Winner
Joseph "Joe" Verriotto[3] Mission Slimpossible Winner
Potu "Po" Peleti[4] The Regulators Runner-Up
Dave Schenone[4] The Regulators Runner-Up
Missy Bartolini[5] Grading Curves Episode 10
Tricia Cestone[5] Grading Curves Episode 10
Jackie Searle[6] Slenderellas Episode 9
Kaitlin Landis[6] Slenderellas Episode 9
Stephanie Lynn[7] Flabulous Episode 8
Phillip L.[7] Flabulous Episode 8
Tammy Atmore[8] Double Chocolate Episode 7
Georgette Douglas[8] Double Chocolate Episode 7
Melissa Boughton[9] No Excuses Episode 6
Josh Graston[10] No Excuses Episode 6
Bridget Sweeney[11] Chicago Deep Dish Episode 5
Marilu Sanchez[12] Chicago Deep Dish Episode 5
Yamil Piedra[13] A Pair of Nuts Episode 4
Johnny Trabanco[13] A Pair of Nuts Episode 4
Elizabeth "Beth" Kulp[14][15] Rocker Moms Episode 3
Carrie Falquist[15] Rocker Moms Episode 3
Shanté Gordon Roll Models Episode 2
Jamie Litt Roll Models Episode 2
Katie Skorka[16] Family Sized Episode 1
Denise Skorka[16] Family Sized Episode 1

Weigh-ins and eliminations[edit]

Team Start
Weight[17]
Episodes, New Weight (% Lost/+% if Gain)
1[17] 2[18] 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Finale
Mission Slimpossible 508 485 (4.5%) 484 (0.2%) 475 (1.9%) 456 (4.0%) 447 (2.0%) 438 (2.0%) 446 (1.8%) 443 (1.1%) 422 (3.7%) 427 (+1.2%) 406 (20.1%)
The Regulators 850 816 (4.0%) 799 (2.1%) 781 (2.3%) 780 (0.1%) 773 (0.9%) 747 (3.4%) 747 (0.0%) 735 (1.1%) 718 (2.3%) 707 (1.5%) 692 (18.6%)
Grading Curves 502 490 (2.4%) 476 (2.9%) 467 (1.9%) 468 (0.2%) 457 (2.1%) 450 (1.5%) 452 (0.4%) 436 (3.1%) 433 (0.7%) 429 (0.9%)
Slenderellas 615 594 (3.4%) 581 (2.2%) 574 (1.2%) 572 (0.4%) 567 (0.9%) 572 (0.9%) 558 (1.6%) 549 (1.6%) 540 (-1.6%)
Flabulous 653 631 (3.2%) 624 (1.1%) 614 (1.6%) 609 (0.8%) 606 (0.5%) 603 (0.5%) 595 (1.3%) 593 (0.3%)
Double Chocolate 451 438 (2.9%) 427 (2.5%) 423 (0.9%) 422 (0.2%) 417 (1.2%) 415 (0.5%) 409 (1.5%)
No Excuses 643 619 (3.7%) 607 (1.9%) 595 (2.0%) 590 (0.8%) 579 (1.9%) 577 (0.4%)
Chicago Deep Dish 460 439 (4.6%) 428 (2.5%) 423 (1.2%) 419 (1.0%) 417 (0.5%)
A Pair of Nuts 544 529 (2.8%) 525 (0.8%) 516 (1.7%) 500 (3.1%)
Rocker Moms 476 465 (2.3%) 456 (1.9%) 450 (1.3%)
Roll Models 478 457 (4.4%) 446 (2.4%)
Family Sized 623 612 (1.8%)
     The team won the competition.
     The team was the Big Heavies and was immune from elimination.
     The team was saved from elimination by the Big Heavies.
     The team lost the challenge and was put up for elimination.
     The team received the most votes and was put up for elimination, but lost the most percentage of weight at the weigh-in compared to the others.
     The team received the most votes and was eliminated for having lost the least percentage of weight at the weigh-in compared to the others.
     The team lost the challenge, was put up for elimination, and was eliminated for having lost the least percentage of weight at the weigh-in compared to the others.
     The team had the lowest percentage of weight lost and was eliminated.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1 - "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"

First aired August 2, 2010

Our first introduction to the teams, the show opens with the contestants being forced off the cushy bus and made to hike up the hill to the house.

  • Bottom 2 Teams: Family-Sized, Flabulous
  • Eliminated: Family-Sized

Episode 2 - "All's Fair in Love and Weight Loss"

First aired August 9, 2010

Scheming begins, and a school-boy crush Josh has on Jamie threatens his alliances.

  • Big Heavies (Challenge Winner): A Pair of Nuts
  • Saved by the Big Heavies: Mission Slimpossible
  • Bottom Teams: Double Chocolate, Roll Models
  • Eliminated: Roll Models

Episode 3 - "Welcome to the Family"

First aired August 16, 2010

After half the house (Slimpossible, Nuts, Chicago, Grading and Rocker Moms) bands together as "The Orphanage", the other half counters and becomes "The Family".

  • Big Heavies (Challenge Winner): Mission Slimpossible
  • Saved by the Big Heavies: A Pair of Nuts
  • Bottom Teams: Flabulous, No Excuses, Rocker Moms
  • Eliminated: Rocker Moms

Episode 4 - "Bust a Move"

First aired August 23, 2010

Tempers flare and things get heated when the Regulators and Mission Slimpossible get physical.

  • Big Heavies (Challenge Winner): The Regulators
  • Saved by the Big Heavies: Double Chocolate
  • Bottom Teams: A Pair of Nuts, Mission Slimpossible
  • Eliminated: A Pair of Nuts

Episode 5 - "The Way The Cookie Crumbles"

First aired August 30, 2010 No house vote this week leads everyone to butter up to the Big Heavies, who turn the tables by saving no one, and Josh turns his affections toward Stephanie.

  • Big Heavies (Challenge Winner): The Regulators
  • Eliminated: Chicago Deep Dish

Episode 6 - "The Puzzle Master"

First aired September 6, 2010

The teams are thrown a curve when the week's challenge is not only physical, but mental as well.

  • Big Heavies (Challenge Winner): Slenderellas
  • Saved by the Big Heavies: Flabulous
  • Bottom Teams: Grading Curves, Mission Slimpossible, No Excuses
  • Eliminated: No Excuses

Episode 7 - "This Means War"

First aired September 13, 2010

The joy of being at the Rose Bowl stadium is diminished by the challenge: running up and down the stairs, transporting 100 footballs. Alliances shift as teams claim deals were made earlier.

  • Big Heavies (Challenge Winner): Mission Slimpossible
  • Saved by the Big Heavies: Grading Curves
  • Bottom Teams: Double Chocolate, Slenderellas
  • Eliminated: Double Chocolate

Episode 8 - "A Kitty With 9 Lives"

First aired September 20, 2010

Another puzzle throws off some of the teams. Phillip plays both sides to try and save his team from elimination.

  • Big Heavies (Challenge Winner): Mission Slimpossible
  • Bottom Teams: Flabulous, Slenderellas
  • Eliminated: Flabulous

Episode 9 - "Photo Finish"

First aired September 27, 2010

One team attempts to vote themselves into the bottom in order to eliminate another.

  • Big Heavies (Challenge Winner): Grading Curves
  • Eliminated: Slenderellas

Episode 10 - "The Ultimate Weigh-In" and Finale

First aired October 4, 2010

In the final challenge, Tricia suffers an injury that puts Grading Curves out of the running. In a surprise gesture of team solidarity, Mission Slimpossible (after getting it back along with the Regulators) give their entry fee to Grading Curves.

  • Big Heavies (Challenge Winner): Mission Slimpossible
  • Eliminated: Grading Curves

Families gather as the last two teams weigh in and the winner is decided.

  • Final Weigh-In Winners: Mission Slimpossible

Episode Progress[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Finale
1 Mission Slimpossible SAFE HIGH WIN LOW SAFE LOW WIN WIN SAFE WIN WINNERS
2 The Regulators SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE RUNNER-UP
3 Grading Curves SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE LOW HIGH SAFE WIN OUT
4 Slenderellas SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WIN LOW LOW OUT
5 Flabulous SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE SAFE HIGH SAFE OUT
6 Double Chocolate SAFE LOW SAFE HIGH SAFE SAFE OUT
7 No Excuses SAFE SAFE LOW SAFE SAFE OUT
8 Chicago Deep Dish SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
9 A Pair of Nuts SAFE WIN HIGH OUT
10 Rocker Moms SAFE SAFE OUT
11 Roll Models SAFE OUT
12 Family Sized OUT
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

Pounds Lost[edit]

Team Starting
Weight[17]
Episodes
1[17] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Finale
Mission Slimpossible 508 -23 -1 -9 -19 -9 -9 +8 +5 -16 +5 -11
The Regulators 850 -34 -17 -18 -1 -7 -26 0 -11 -17 -11 -15
Grading Curves 502 -12 -14 -9 +1 -11 -7 +2 -14 -3 -4
Slenderellas 615 -21 -13 -7 -2 -5 +5 -9 -9 -9
Flabulous 653 -22 -7 -10 -5 -3 -3 -8 -2
Double Chocolate 451 -13 -11 -4 -1 -5 -2 -6
No Excuses 643 -24 -12 -12 -5 -11 -2
Chicago Deep Dish 460 -21 -11 -5 -4 -2
A Pair of Nuts 544 -15 -4 -9 -16
Rocker Moms 476 -11 -9 -6
Roll Models 478 -21 -9
Family Sized 623 -11

References[edit]

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  6. ^ a b Pineo, Chris (2 August 2010). The Edge. "TELEVISION ; Hefty stakes; VH1 weight-loss contestants up the ante to drop pounds". Boston Herald. p. 27. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Davenport, Misha (23 August 2010). Showcase. "'Flabulous' follies". Chicago Sun-Times. p. 31. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Duren, J.R. (27 August 2010). "Lake Wales Woman Trims Down for a Chance at $100,000 on VH1 Channel". The Ledger. p. B9. Archived from the original on 14 October 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  9. ^ No Excuses Team Bio: Melissa
  10. ^ Griffin, David (12 August 2010). "Being Money Hungry could pay off for local man". Clay City Times. Archived from the original on 14 October 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  11. ^ Chicago Deep Dish Team Bio: Bridget
  12. ^ Chicago Deep Dish Team Bio: Marilu
  13. ^ a b Jones, Anthony (21 July 2010). "VH1 Gets "Money Hungry" With New Weight Loss Show". Gant Daily. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  14. ^ Penhollow, Steve (9 August 2010). "City mom on VH1 reality show". The Journal Gazette. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  15. ^ a b Rocker Moms Official Website - About Us
  16. ^ a b Family Sized Facebook Page
  17. ^ a b c d Juzwiak, Rich (2 August 2010). "Money Hungry Recap - Episode 1 - Making Light Of Heaviness". VH1 Blog. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  18. ^ Juzwiak, Rich (9 August 2010). "Money Hungry Recap - Episode 2 - Not-So-Tiny Dancer". VH1 Blog. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 

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