EPISODE #4967: DREAM VACATION WEEK
$1,000 Tossup: PHRASE
I ‘ M / O N
_ _ / _ _ _
Nina says “I’M ON MY WAY” for the first grand. Tuesday’s gang…
Nina Stevenson: group home worker for the intellectually disabled from Poplarville, MS
Nykky Hourselt: University of Illinois senior majoring in Accounting who’s going for her Master’s Degree and CPA in her fifth year of college from Big Rock, IL
Dan Kardelis: RN (registered nurse) for intensive care and former firefighter of 4 yrs. from Boise, ID
$2,000 Tossup – IN THE KITCHEN
_ E _ _ U R I _ G
_ _ _
Dan solves MEASURING CUP.
FEATURED DREAM VACATION: Spain from Insight Vacations worth $9,500
Round 1 – LIVING THINGS
Dan gets that trip w/ four T’s. It’s all him this round…
_ / _ I T T E _
_ _ / S I _ _ E S E
_ I T T E N S
He solves A LITTER OF SIAMESE KITTENS for a total of $10,200 cash and trip — PR.
Dan: $12,200 cash & Spain/Nina: $1K/Nykky: $0
Jackpot Round – FUN AND GAMES (PRIZE PUZZLE)
Nina lands on Jackpot and puts up the T (Jackpot was at $6,800). After a lot of work, she says D for dud while on the WC. Nykky picks up that coveted MDW w/ a K, but then comes L for loss of turn. After that, Dan decides to go for the mystery trip…
B A S _ I N G / I N
T H E /_ A _ M
S U N S H I N E
He’ll be BASKING IN THE WARM SUNSHINE at the Hilton BARBADOS worth $6,820.
DUDS: D (Nina), L (Nykky)
Dan: $19,020 cash & trips/Nina: $1K/Nykky: $0
Mystery Round – BEFORE AND AFTER
Nykky immediately duds out w/ S. Dan secondly lands on the Mystery Wedge next to LAT and lights up three N’s. He turns down the $3K…for the $10K! But he loses that and a $50 to BANKRUPT. Later, Nykky picks up the WC w/ two D’s, but then misses w/ M while on the other MW. Once Dan purchases the E, here’s the setup…
I R O N I N G
B O A R D / O _
E D _ _ A T I O N
I don’t think there’s such an organization called the IRONING BOARD OF EDUCATION, but Dan gets it right for the house minimum.
DUDS: S (Nykky), L (Nina), M (Nykky)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dan
Dan: $20,020 cash & trips/Nina: $1K/Nykky: WC
$3,000 Tossup – RHYME TIME
_ _ _ / R E _ L
_ E A _
This is THE REAL DEAL — Nykky finally breaks through for her first $3K.
Round 4 – PERSON
Nykky gets an early taste of LAT. Dan puts up more letters, but we shift into S-U mode…
_ _ E R N _ _ _ T
S _ _ _ E S S
…and the remaining consonants are worth $1,300 each.
_ _ E R N _ _ H T
S U C C E S S
Nina isn’t necessarily an OVERNIGHT SUCCESS, but she does solve this puzzle for $2,600.
Dan: $20,020 cash & trips/Nina: $3,600/Nykky: $3K
TOTAL MAINGAME WINNINGS: $26,620
$100,000 Bonus Round
Dan’s envelope comes from the first A of AMERICA’S.
The second letter of it is…
_ E _ _ _
_ _ _ _
CPGO gives him…
P E _ C _
_ _ _ _
He only gets the first word of PEACH FUZZ, and he’s the second straight $30K loser.
MY RATING: 6 out of 10