EPISODE #6012: WHEEL 6000
Once again in the intro, the closing of Ep. 3K is shown. And all week long, the category strips are green w/ 6,000 in them.
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
H _ _ T O _ Y / _ N
T _ E / _ _ K I N G
Andre knows that this week is HISTORY IN THE MAKING. We start the interviews w/ the man in the middle…
Andre Caldwell: attorney/runner from OKC
Summer Brazeli: Meridian MS special ed teacher and personal trainer from Boise
Jennifer Jackson: USAO grad in Elementary Education from Norman, OK
$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
S E C _ _ _ _ _ L
_ O _ A
Don’t relax on your SECTIONAL SOFA, Jennifer — you’ve won the right to spin first.
Round 1: THE 80’s
She begins her letter-calling spree w/ two S’s for $1,600, an E, but then T for trouble while on the 1/2 CAR near $900. Secondly, Andre calls out a $700 R, buys an A, but then LOSES A TURN. Third, Summer picks a $400 N, two I’s, but then D for dud. Jennifer’s second turn sees her putting up a $2,500 G, the leftover vowels of an O and two U’s, and a $600 L…
S O L _ I N G / A
R U _ I _ ‘ S / _ U _ E
…she’s not SOLVING A RUBIK’S CUBE, but actually this puzzle for $3,950.
DUDS: T (Jennifer), D (Summer)
SOLE LaT: Andre
Scores after R1
Jennifer: $5,950/Andre: $1K/Summer: $0
MMS Puzzle #13: CONCERT IN THE PARK
Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK
The man is off and running w/ an S for the WC, two R’s for $1,800, three A’s and E’s, and triple T’s while on the MW near $800. He gambles his remaining $1,800 and the WC…money! Three $400 H’s and four O’s later…
_ H O _ O _ A T E
S _ _ _ A E / _ _ T H
A / _ H E R R _
O _ / T O _
…he blows the second word w/ CHOCOLATE SHAKE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP to likely throw away $12,750. After that bad moment, Summer fills in three C’s for $900 and two N’s for the same 1/2 CAR, but she then BANKRUPTS near $650 to lose $1,900 and her plate. After a $300 W and a $900 L by Jennifer…
C H O C O L A T E
S _ N _ A E / W _ T H
A / C H E R R _
O N / T O _
…she eats a CHOCOLATE SUNDAE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP for $1,200.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Summer
SOLE DQ: Andre’s blown solve
Scores after R2
Jennifer: $7,150/Andre: $1K + WC/Summer: NOTHING
PP/Express Round: LANDMARKS
Hoping for a big round, Summer FPs a baddie of S and finds two T’s while on EXPRESS. Let’s ride…
Next Letters: H, 5 E’s, 2 N’s, D, A…L…W…R…2 I’s…2 B’s…G… and 2 F’s
B I G / B E N / A N D
T H E / E I F F E L
T _ W E R
She’ll be visiting BIG BEN AND THE EIFFEL TOWER, because she just won $13,250 plus a TOUR OF LONDON AND PARIS w/ the NEX-5T courtesy of Collette worth $11,197; she’s on the board in a big way w/ $24,447 cash & prizes! Not quite a PR, but still a great one!
SOLE DUD: S (Summer)
Scores after R3
Jennifer: $7,150/Andre: $1K + WC/Summer: $24,447 cash & goodies
$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
_ _ _ K E _ / K O _ G
Andre beats “DONKEY KONG” to quadruple up.
Round 4: CHARACTERS (full $1,700 speed-up)
B _ T _ _ N
_ N D / _ _ T _ _ _ _ N
Jennifer solves BATMAN AND CATWOMAN for another $3,400.
Jennifer: $10,550/Andre: $4K/Summer: $24,447 cash & goodies
GRAND TOTAL: $38,997
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $1,900
MMS Puzzle #14: KEY LIME PIE
$100K Bonus Round
Summer takes out the C.
We hope this opening setup leads her in the right direction…
_ E _ _ _ _ N _ / _ _
_ _ T _ _ N S
FGPO adds besides the obvious G…
_ E _ G _ _ N G / _ _
O P T _ O N S
…she BLOWS IT w/ MAKING MY OPTIONS when there’s no A in the first word. The $30K isn’t won this time, because she wasn’t WEIGHING MY OPTIONS.
$6K SPIN IDs: DR9214064 and CB6328226
The 1K clip montage is shown to round out this episode.
MY EP. RATING: 6