EPISODE #6034: HERE COMES SUMMER!
$1K Tossup: THINGS
S _ O R T S
_ _ D / S _ _ _ A _ S
Ambar’s a letter short w/ SHORTS AND SWEATS, whereas Marcus is right w/ SHORTS AND SANDALS. Thursday’s contesti…
Marcus Brewer: major shipping firm for a package handler who collects vintage TV Guides from Palmetto, FL
Janelle Geesling: massage therapist from Mesa, AZ
Ambar Chavez: consumer-protection attorney who attends improv classes from L.A.
$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
_ _ _ _ _ T _ _ L L
_ O _ P
Ambar scores this time on a BASKETBALL HOOP.
FEATURED HOTWIRE TRIP: Fiji’s Treasure Island Resort worth $7,800
Round 1: PHRASE
Ambar gets us started w/ a five T’s for $2K, an E, three H’s for another $2,100, but then N for no while on the WC. Second, Marcus wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, Janelle puts up a $350 G, an I, an $800 S, but no more w/ L. Ambar next lights up two R’s for $1,600, and buys the remaining vowels of seven O’s and three U’s…
_ O U / T O O _
T H E / _ O R _ S
R I G H T / O U T
O _ / _ _ / _ O U T H
Hey lady, YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH and picked up another $4,950.
DUDS: N (Ambar), L (Janelle)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Marcus
Scores after R1
Ambar: $6,950/Marcus: $1K/Janelle: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
First, Marcus takes two N’s for $900, three T’s for another $2,400, two O’s and E’s, three FP A’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to forfeit the $2,800 leftover. Second, Janelle can’t capitalize on TD w/ S for sorry. Third, Ambar makes triple G’s appear while on the MW near $800 and goes for a much bigger lead…there’s the $10K…
_ _ _ N _ G _ T
T _ A _ N / T O
G E O _ G _ A
_ E A _ _
…and she nails “MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA” PEACH.
SOLE DUD: S (Janelle)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Marcus (2nd so far)
Scores after R2
Ambar: $16,950/Marcus: $1K/Janelle: ZERO
Repeating Bonus Puzzle Flashback (Fall 2001): FLY-FISHING (first aired on 10/22/12; Harriet won after calling GIPC)
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Still trying to strike pay dirt, Janelle begins this board w/ two N’s for 1/2 CAR near $900, a $450 G, two I’s and an A, but the S fails her again. Ambar secondly captures a $400 R, two O’s and E’s (the latter via FP), two T’s for $600, and two U’s, followed by three C’s for another $2,400, but then a baddie of H. Marcus next puts up a $350 P and an L for that MDW (he thought he landed on it when he wasn’t watching his arrow on the last spin)…
C L I _ _ I N G / U P
A / C O C O N U T
T R E E
He’s probably gonna be CLIMBING UP A COCONUT TREE during his stay at the Coconut Bay Resort in ST. LUCIA; that round was worth $9,652 to him.
DUDS: S (Janelle), H (Ambar)
Scores after R3
Ambar: $16,950/Marcus: $10,652 cash & prizes + MDW/Janelle: BAD SHAPE
$3K Tossup: TITLE
V _ _ _ _ Y/ _ A _ R
This triggered the first of four $100K losses during S23 in Dec. 2005, and Ambar gets “VANITY FAIR” to be $50 shy of $20K.
Round 4: EVENT (full $1,700 speed-up)
T _ _ _ N _ M _ N T
_ _ / _ _ _ M _ _ _ N _
This program isn’t gonna do a TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS anytime soon, but Ambar seals the deal w/ another $8,500.
SOLE DUD: G (Marcus)
Ambar: $28,450/Marcus: $10,652 cash & prizes/Janelle: $1K GOOSEEGG
GRAND TOTAL: $40,102
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,800
$100K Bonus Round
She lands on that E of GAME, where the sole $100K loss so far this season came from that spot.
_ _ _ N _ _ _ E R S
MBGA strikes out completely, so the game is over. They were PICNICKERS…
…and we almost had a TOTAL TRAINWRECK — she loses the $50K.
$5K SPIN ID: JJ3026114
MY EP. RATING: 6