Another one of their beach-related week began — it’s “Sand & Sea”.
EPISODE #5381: SAND & SEA
Animated Intro: A message from a bottle that shows us the title of this theme week. We then see Pat & Vanna kayaking, and the show’s logo appears on the sun.
Jim Thornton is back for another week of guest-announcing.
$1,000 Tossup – PLACE
S T A R B O A R D
_ I D E
Jacquelyn blows it by one letter with STARBOARD TIDE. Nobody else has a chance to buzz in, so we have the first UNSOLVED TOSSUP of the season. The answer was STARBOARD SIDE. Anyway, let’s meet the first players of this week…
Jacquelyn Johnson: contract specialist from Belton, TX
Lisa Priester: 1st grade teacher from Charleston, SC
Matt Hanson: car auction company and hockey referee (he also plays said sport) from Fargo, ND
$2,000 Tossup – LIVING THING
_ _ _ T T I S H
_ _ _ R I E _
Jacquelyn is right this time with SCOTTISH TERRIER.
FEATURED TRIP: a Regent Seven Seas European Cruise worth $8,999
Jackpot Round – FICTIONAL CHARACTER
First, Jacquelyn quickly duds out w/ T while on the eBags.com gift tag. Second, Lisa calls up a $600 N, buys three E’s, lights up a $300 R, and buys an I, but next is a bad purchase in A. Third, Matt picks off two G’s for $600 and buys three O’s to shut down the vowel shop, then he adds on two D’s for $1,200, S and K singles ($300 apiece for those), and we’re now looking at…
G R E E K / G O D
_ O S E I D O N
He solves GREEK GOD POSEIDON for $2,150.
DUDS: T (Jacquelyn), A (Lisa)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,400
Pre-Round 2 Scores
Round 2 – WHAT ARE YOU DOING? (PRIZE PUZZLE)
This round is all Lisa…
E N _ _ Y I N _ / A
_ I _ N I _ / A _
_ _ E / _ I N E Y A R _
She wins another $1,450 and will be ENJOYING A PICNIC AT THE VINEYARD for while at MacArthur Place in SONOMA VALLEY, CA worth $5,500; she’s on the board with $6,950 cash and trip.
Pre-Round 3 Scores
Lisa: $6,950 cash and CA
Mystery Round – BEFORE AND AFTER
Matt leads off w/ a $300 R, but then LOSES A TURN just as quick. Second, Jacquelyn picks up the cruise w a T, calls up three N’s for $1,800, and buys two A’s and three E’s before picking up the gift tag w/ a D. Later, she finds a G while on the MW near LaT and obviously doesn’t risk over $14K cash and stuff (the $10K was on the back, however). But after a lot of work, the MDW’S LEFT-SIDE BANKRUPT COMES BY TO WIPE OUT $15,599 CASH AND PRIZES. DARN. Lisa then takes twin P’s for $600…
F O O T L O O S EA N D / F A N C Y –
F R E E
S _ I P P I N G
…and solves FOOTLOOSE & FANCY-FREE SHIPPING for the house minimum.
Pre-Tossup #3 Scores
Lisa: $7,950 cash and CA
$3,000 Tossup – PERSON
T _ _ M
_ _ _ T _ I N
Lisa’s acting like a TEAM CAPTAIN; she now has $10,950 cash and trip.
Round 4 – PROPER NAME (full $6,000 speed-up round!)
_ _ R _ _ _ _
L _ N _ _ L N
This is a former U.S. president who appears on the copper penny, and Matt nails ABRAHAM LINCOLN for $18,000! Jacquelyn left behind $12,000 in this round.
DUDS (both by Lisa): T, S
Lisa: $10,950 cash and SV
TOTAL MAINGAME WINNINGS: $33,100
$100,000 Bonus Round
The vehicle available this week is a Jeep Wranger Unlimited Sport. Matt lands on the I in AMERICA’S.
Decent RSTLNE start…
_ E _ _ _ _ L
_ R E _ _ T _ R _ _ _ _
CPMA adds a little more help…
M E _ _ C A L
_ R E A _ T _ R _ _ _
…but MEDICAL TREATMENT is sooo wrong. He doesn’t come up w/ this $30K MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH, so he leaves with $20,150.
MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10