EPISODE #4908: AMERICA’S GAME
Teens and their best friends get their final shot for greatness on this episode.
$1,000 Tossup – PHRASE
W A T C _ / A N D
_ E _ R _
Tracy & Rachael tell the new viewers of this show to WATCH AND LEARN. Here are the teams…
Tracy Vu & Rachael Stein (juniors): Tracy’s a joketeller and wants to win enough to go to Idaho; Rachael does some photography and reviews books
Steven Kelly & Isi Cruz-Riviera (sophomores from Camarillo, CA): Steven does volunteer medical rescue while Isi tries to learn several different languages
Carly Beetle & Brennan Kusack (sophomores from Santa Barbara, CA): Carly swims and reads while Brennan is a horseback rider and lacrosse/soccer player
$2,000 Tossup – RHYME TIME
_ _ _ N _ _
B _ L _ _ E Y
Steven & Isi’s solve isn’t PHONEY BALONEY, and they’re spinning first.
TRIP ON THE WHEEL: Palace Hotel in San Francisco worth $9,400
Round 1 – BEFORE AND AFTER
S _ M _ L E
S _ M O N
C O W E L L
Steven & Isi win another $3,400 courtesy of SIMPLE SIMON COWELL.
SOLE DUD: A (Steven/Isi)
DQ: Tracy/Rachael’s A repeat
Pre-Round 2 Scores
Jackpot Round – LIVING THINGS
Late in the round, Steven and Isi pick up the Free SPIN w/ two K’s…
K A N G A R _ _ S / A N D
K _ A _ A S
…and then solve the marsupials of KANGAROOS AND KOALAS for $3,200 despite a mispronunciation of the last word. Too bad a trip to Australia wasn’t offered here.
SOLE DUD: T (Carly/Brennan)
BANKRUPT: Tracy/Rachael via the MDW for $650
Pre-Round 3 Scores
Mystery Round – THING (PRIZE PUZZLE)
Early on, our leaders picks up the MDW w/ two R’s, but then comes a dud in N. The red girls pick up the S.F. trip w/ an L. Unfortunately, they BANKRUPT to lose $10,750 cash and trip. Tracey & Rachael control the rest of the round…
P O O L S _ D E
_ E V E R A _ E
S E R V _ C E
…and will get some POOLSIDE BEVERAGE SERVICE while at the Divi South Winds Resorts in BARBADOS worth $10,100; with another $2,350 in spending money, they’ve won $12,450 that round.
DUDS: T (Tracey/Rachael), N (Steven/Isi)
Pre-Tossup #3 Scores
$3,000 Tossup – OCCUPATION
_ _ _ _ A S T _ _ S
_ O _ C H
Carly & Brennan finally get on the board w/ GYMNASTICS COACH.
Round 4 – FUN AND GAMES
After a bit of work by the red team, speed-up mode commences w/ the remaining consonants worth $1,700 each. Those same girls call the L’s…
S _ _ _ E _ _ _ R _ S / &
R _ L L E R _ L _ _ E S
…and then solve SKATEBOARDS & ROLLERBLADES for $8,300.
Tracy/Rachael: $13,450 cash and Barbados
TOTAL MAINGAME WINNINGS: $33,350
$100,000 Bonus Round
Tracy & Rachael land on the S in AMERICA’S.
We start them with…
_ _ _ L _
_ _ _ R _
MCGI gives them a pair of I’s…
_ _ I L _
_ I _ R _
They don’t solve this puzzle, and they’re going to write in their DAILY DIARY that they’ve lost…
…THE BIG ONE — IT’S OUR SECOND $100,000 LOSS OF SEASON 26. They’ll have to settle for $13,450 cash and trip.
MY EP. RATING: 4 out of 10