EPISODE #5215: HAWAII WEEK
$1,000 Tossup – CLASSIC TV
_ _ _ A _ I
F _ _ _ – _
“Book ’em Danno”! Manny quickly solves HAWAII FIVE-O. Here’s our final panel of the week…
Manny Makiling: special education teacher’s assistant at a high school from Walnut, CA
Mira Nikolic: reading coach at an elementary school (K-3rd) from Tempe, AZ
Denise Lieberknockt: admin. assistant for a church’s high school ministry from El Cajon, CA
$2,000 Tossup – OCCUPATION
S I N G I N G
W _ _ T E _
Manny is two for two with SINGING WAITER.
HAWAII TRIP ON THE WHEEL: to the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki worth $7,382
Jackpot Round – SONG LYRICS (PRIZE PUZZLE)
Manny immediately lands on Jackpot and fills in the N’s, but he LaTs out on the next spin. Second, Mira inserts three R’s, two W’s, and a T for the Hawaii trip. Following a couple vowel purchases, she gets that MDW w/ three B’s and lights up the last vowel of A…
B A B _ / W E / W E R E
B O R N / T O / R U N
…before solving “BABY, WE WERE BORN TO RUN” (courtesy of Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band) for $1,350, the Hawaii trip and a caravan.com CANADA TOUR worth $5,080, totaling $13,812 that round.
SOLE LaT: Manny
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6,300
Denise: $0/Manny: $3K/Mira: $13,812 cash & trips MDW
Round 2 – SAME NAME
W E D D I N G
& / _ N I _ N
R I N G
Denise solves WEDDING & ONION RING for $1,600.
DUDS: S (Mira at the start), A (Denise)
SOLE LaT: Mira
SOLE BANKRUPT: Manny ($1,350 loss)
Denise: $1,600/Manny: $3K/Mira: $13,812 cash & trips MDW
Mystery Round – TITLE
At the start, Denise lands on the MW next to the MDW. She fills in the R, and obviously goes for it… $10,000! Two spins later, however, she hits LaT to let $10,250 go to waste. Towards the end, Manny FPs twin B’s…
A L I / B A B A
A N D / T _ E / _ _ R T _
T _ I E _ E _
…and solves “ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES” for $2,450 (could’ve gone for the H’s, though).
SOLE LaT: Denise
Denise: $1,600/Manny: $5,450/Mira: $13,812 cash & trips MDW
$3,000 Tossup – PERSON
D _ _ _ – _ E A
D I V _ _
Mira solves DEEP-SEA DIVER, making her new total $16,812 in cash and trips.
Round 4 – THING
After some regular gameplay, we have the following for speed-up mode:
_ R _ _ N _ N G
_ _ _ _ E _ E _ E N _
Each of the remaining consonants are worth $1,900.
_ R _ _ N _ N G
_ _ _ _ E _ E _ E N _
This isn’t her CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT, but Denise wins another $3,800 w/ that solve.
Both called back-to-back before Speed-up: S (Mira), L (Denise)
During Speed-up: D (Mira)
SOLE DQ: Manny’s S duplication
Denise: $5,400/Manny: $5,450/Mira: $16,812 cash & trips MDW
PRE-BR TOTAL: $27,662
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #6
Speaking of that Round 4 puzzle, will Mira have a CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT in this segment? She lands on the G in GAME.
Up first in this one-word puzzle…
_ R _ _ E _ R _ _ _
CDHA only adds…
_ R _ D E _ R _ _ _
She draws a total blank. BGHO would’ve killed it, because it was BRIDEGROOM…
…and she loses $25,000. The million was two spaces away from where she was — the M in GAME.
And now, here are the 10 things that were out of place on last night’s April Fool’s episode:
1. Pat and Vanna switched positions when walking out from behind the puzzleboard
2. Clones of Charlie O’Donnell, Pat and Vanna were first seen at the contestant podiums.
3. When Vanna introduced the Jackpot Round puzzle, she was stanting on the left side of the puzzleboard.
4. Both normal-sized BANKRUPTS were spelled as BANKRUT.
5. Pat was wearing an earring on his right ear.
6. Charlie introduced last night’s Mystery Round puzzle.
7. A 1992 clip was shown during the Final Spin.
8. Pat changed colors for his suit during the commercial before the Bonus Round.
9. The Pat & Vanna clones were seen in the audience when Bernie introduced her supporters.
10. Pat & Vanna were wearing their own nametages to close things out.
MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10