Summer’s around the corner, so this week is aptly titled “Here Comes Summer!”.
EPISODE #6031: HERE COMES SUMMER!
VTR: March 14
They’re using the animated intro from S28’s “World’s Best Beaches” — Pat builds a sandcastle, only to have it washed away while Vanna shows off the giant sandy Wheel logo
$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS
S _ H _ _ _ ‘ _ / O U T
_ _ R / _ U _ _ _ _
Joe solves the Alice Cooper line “SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER” (from ’72). Monday’s gang…
Joe Piarulli: writer’s assistant, hockey player and swimmer/snowboarder from L.A. (orig. from Cherry Hill, NJ)
Valencia White: HR manager from ATL
Wendy Parker: 2-yr.+ cancer survivor thanks to a bone-marrow transplant from her brother from Vegas (orig. from Orange County)
$2K Tossup: PLACE
C _ _ _ E _ S I O N
S _ _ _ D
Valencia isn’t going to a CONCESSION STAND, because she’s won the right to spin first.
FEATURED COLLETTE TOUR: French Riviera worth $9,398
1/2 CAR: Fiesta
Round 1: SAME LETTER (watercraft wipe)
She’s off to a bad start w/ N for no while on the 1/2 CAR near $300. Second, Wendy calls a $400 R, five E’s, three S’s for $900 and four A’s, followed by five B’s for $3,250, two L’s for $1,600, but then a pathetic vowel call of O. Joe then FPs twin C’s…
B E A C _ E S
B A S E B A L L / &
B A R B E C _ E S
…he knows that many people are enjoying BEACHES, BASEBALL & BARBECUES on this particular holiday.
DUDS: N (Valencia), O (Wendy)
Scores after R1
Wendy: $0/Others: $2K each
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Wendy instantly BANKRUPTS near $650. Second, Joe picks two T’s for $600, but the N fails somebody again. Third, Valencia also duds out w/ L. Wendy’s second turn has her calling an S while on the MW near $800 and she takes the obvious gamble…$10K! But next is R for roadblock. Joe follows w/ an $800 M but then D for dud. Valencia next puts up a $700 C, buys an I and FPs a dud of E before picking up the WC w/ two P’s and BANKRUPTING the same Wendy did to forfeit $1,450 and the WC. After said red player gets the other normal BANKRUPT to give up the $10K, Joe proceeds to light up three O’s, a $900 H, an F for the same 1/2 CAR and two A’s to clean out the vowels. Following a $400 B and two $1K G’s…
G _ M
B A G
O F / P O T A T O
C H I P S
…he exchanges a GYM BAG OF POTATO CHIPS for $4,700.
DUDS: N (Joe), L (Valencia), R (Wendy), D (Joe), E (Valencia)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Wendy 2x, Valencia)
Scores after R2
Wendy: ZILCH/Joe: $6,700 + 1/2 CAR/Valencia: $2K
PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS
Current leader Joe begins w/ a $1,200 pair of S’s, but then the LaT. Second for Valencia are two T’s for $1,600, three E’s, and two U’s, but she also LaTs out. Third, Wendy finds a pair of R’s while on EXPRESS and HOPS ABOARD.
Next Letters: two L’s, CRASH w/ I (that costs her $4K)
After Joe FPs a dud of O and buys two A’s…
_ R A _ E _ U L
S E A / T U R T L E S
…he banks another $950 and a $6,699 OneTravel trip package to where he’ll see some GRACEFUL SEA TURLES — the island of BARBADOS.
DUDS: I (Wendy), O (Joe)
SOLE BANKRUPT BECAUSE OF EXPRESS DUD: Wendy (third overall)
Scores after R3
Wendy: ROTTEN LUCK/Joe: $14,349 cash & trip/Valencia: $2K
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ _ _ C T _ I _
L _ W _ / _ O W _ R
Joe solves ELECTRIC LAWN MOWER.
Round 4: PHRASE (full $1,500 speed-up)
S L _ _ L _ / B _ T
S _ R _ L _
SLOWLY BUT SURELY, Wendy barely beats the buzzer for her only $4,500 payoff on the night.
SOLE DUD: N (Valencia)
Wendy: $4,500/Joe: $17,349 cash & trip/Valencia: $2K
GRAND TOTAL: $23,849
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $15,450
$100K Bonus Round
The summer-friendly vehicle this week is a Jeep Wrangler Sport. He lands on the I of WIN.
There are two possibilities for this one…
_ N _ N _ _ _ _ S
_ _ T E
DGHO gives him two of the vowel…
_ N _ N _ _ O _ S
_ O T E
ANONYMOUS NOTE is not gonna cut it. He loses the $45K by a UNANIMOUS VOTE.
$5K SPIN ID: SF8189084
MY EP. RATING: 5