EPISODE #5753: MAKING DISNEY MEMORIES
Donald Duck’s introducing the hosts this time. BTW, all four of those costumed characters including him are wearing Disney Cruise Line attire.
$1,000 Tossup: CHARACTER
B _ _ _
_ _ G _ T _ E _ R
He’s known for saying “To Infinity and Beyond”, but Jeff blows it for the middle team w/ BULL FIGHTER.
B U _ Z
_ _ G _ T _ E _ R
Julie and Joey identify the guy as BUZZ LIGHTYEAR. Let’s go down the line in meeting Wednesday’s families…
Julie & Joey Layton (married 12 yrs.): she’s an Internet company controller while he’s a real-estate guy; they have two kids and are from Highlands Ranch, CO
Jeff & Stacy Bell (married 7 yrs.): Jeff’s an Army Staff Sgt. and combat medic/cardiovascular specialist at Womack Army Medical Center while Stacy’s a former Army member; they also have two kids and are from Ft. Bragg, NC
Mark & Heather Carter (married 6 yrs.): he’s a Miami Valley firefighter; both have four kids (we don’t know their hometown, however)
$2,000 Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ I _ Z _ / A _ D
P A _ T _
Stacy knows that the Disney restaurants offer PIZZA AND PASTA, so her team’s on the board this time.
FEATURED DISNEY PRIZE: the Disney Cruise Line to The Bahamas worth $5,820
TONIGHT’S 1/2 CAR: Chevrolet Spark (not the Sonic as I originally thought; this and the Honda Fit are the ones used this week)
Jackpot Round: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
The Bells start w/ $1,800 worth of two T’s, buy an E, but then BANKRUPT on the MDW’s left side. Second, the Carters pick up the TravelSmith gift tag w/ five N’s, buy four I’s an and O, and pick up they 1/2 CAR next to $900 w/ three G’s. After they clean out the vowel department (two A’s and the U)….
_ I N G I N G / A N _
_ A N _ I N G / T O
T _ E / _ U _ I _
…they’re SINGING AND DANCING TO THE MUSIC for $4K cash and gift tag.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Bells
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6,900
Laytons: $1K/Bells: $2K/Carters: $4K cash and travel gear 1/2 CAR
Mystery Round: SONG LYRICS
The Carters get off to a bad start w/ the BANKRUPT next to $3,500, so there goes their plate. The Laytons secondly get the big money w/ an R, followed by two A’s, a $500 T, two $650 S’s, and the 1/2 CAR near $300 w/ two W’s. We have…
W _ _ _ / _ _ _ / W _ S _
_ _ _ _ / A / S T A R
…they quickly solve “WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR” by Jiminy Cricket for $6,050.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Carters
Laytons: $7,050 1/2 CAR/Bells: $2K/Carters: $4K cash & travel gear
PRIZE PUZZLE Round: LIVING THINGS
The current leaders kick off this important round w/ an $800 S pair, two E’s and three A’s, a FP I, and a $300 T, but the sole dud vowel of O stops them. Second for the Bells are double M’s for $1,400, the last vowel of U, and an $1,100 H pair before they go for the trip…
M A _ E S T I _
H U M _ _ A _ _
_ H A _ E S
…they’ve won $2,250 and the chance to see MAJESTIC HUMPBACK WHALES on a DCL voyage to ALASKA worth $9,958.
SOLE DUD: O (Laytons)
Laytons: $7,050/Bells: $14,208 cash and cruise/Carters: $4K cash and travel gear
$3,000 Tossup: MOVIE TITLE
_ _ _ _ / _ _ _
_ H _ / _ _ _ _ P
The Carters quickly solve “LADY AND THE TRAMP”, putting them at $7K.
Round 4: PHRASE
The Carters lose control right away w/ the R. The Laytons are second in line w/ a $600 T, two A’s and the LAT. Third, the Bells say a $300 S and the sole dud vowel of E. After the Carters miss again w/ an N, the Laytons fill in four singles ($550 L, I, $650 D, $500 M) before repeating the T. The Bells are back in control w/ a $700 H and two O’s…
_ O _ / S A I D
A / M O _ T H _ _ L
…Jeff says to the host “YOU SAID A MOUTHFUL” for the $2K house minimum.
DUDS: R (Carters), E (Bells)
SOLE LAT: Laytons
SOLE DQ: Laytons’ T repeat
Laytons: $7,050/Bells: $16,208 cash & cruise/Carters: $7K cash & travel gear
Speed-up Round: THING
Consonants are worth $1,500 each. The Carters request three R’s…
_ / R _ _ _
_ _ _ _ – T _ R N _ R
Now this is A REAL PAGE-TURNER — they add another $4,500 to end their night w/ a decent second-place total.
Laytons: $7,050/Bells: $16,208 cash & cruise/Carters: $11,500 cash & travel gear
CUMULATIVE TOTAL: $34,758
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate not included): $1,550
$100,000 Bonus Round
The Bells’ envelope comes from the second A of AMERICA’S.
Not much RSTLNE in this one…
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ E S
CDFO gives them most of the second word…
_ _ _ _ _
F _ C E S
There will be lots of HAPPY FACES tonight, because Stacy has ended the 10-episode losing streak! And the $35K is won this time, so they depart w/ $51,208 cash and cruise.
$5K SPIN ID: DF4416282
MY RATING: 7