EPISODE #5490: HALLOWEEN WEEK
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ A N D Y
_ O _ _
A female named Christian eats up some CANDY CORN, and we’re talking to her first…
Christian Hall: Olivet Nazarene Univ. senior studying political science and criminal justice who has a brother in the USMC from Manhattan, IL
Lindsey Ziemann: Merryhill School 4th grade teacher from Gold River, CA
Matt Swanson: assisted parking facility valet who also makes custom jigsaw puzzles from Omaha
$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME
_ _ R Y / V _ _ Y
_ C _ R _
This solve by Lindsey is not VERY, VERY SCARY.
FEATURED HALLOWEEN TRIP: Romania w/ airfare from Turkish Airlines worth $10,970
Jackpot Round: QUOTATION
She wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s left-side BANKRUPT. Second, Matt picks up the PartyCity gift tag w/ two N’s, calls two S’s for another $1,800, but then buys a bad vowel of E. Third, Christian calls up two D’s for $1,600, four A’s, a $600 H, and two I’s, then come three T’s for $900, an O to round out the vowels, a $300 G, and a $5K pair of R’s. We now have…
I T / _ A S / A
D A R _ / A N D
S T O R _ _ / N I G H T
…she solves “IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT” (by Edward Bulwer-Lytton) for $7,650.
SOLE DUD: E (Matt)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Lindsey
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT CAULDRON: $10,400
Scores after R1
Lindsey: $2K/Matt: $0/Christian: $8,650
PP Round: SONG TITLE
Matt’s list of letters begins w/ T and N singles at $600 apiece, an A, but then bad vowel of I. Christian’s second in line w/ three pairs of letters — R’s for $600, O’s, and Y’s for $1,600. She then buys the last vowel of E, plugs in a $600 D, but then says a FATAL DUD of M while on the blue 1/2 CAR spot. As for Lindsey…
D O N ‘ T / _ O R R Y
_ E / _ A _ _ Y
…she solves Bobby McFerrin’s “DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY” for a $5K trip to the Beacon Hotel in MIAMI.
DUDS: I (Matt), M (Christian)
Scores after R2
Lindsey: $7K cash & Miami/Matt: NOTHING/Christian: $8,650
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Christian begins w/ three T’s for $2,700, five E’s, but then the LaT. Lindsey secondly picks up a grand plus the 1/2 CAR from the other location, two A’s, and four F’s for $2,200 before going for a quick solve (really?)…
F A T H E _
_ F / T H E
_ _ _ _ E / _ F
F _ A _ _ E _ _ T E _ _
…she’s right w/ “FATHER OF THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN” for another $2,950.
SOLE LaT: Christian
Scores after R3
Lindsey: $9,950 cash & Miami/Matt: STILL ZIP/Christian: $8,650
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
T O M B _ T _ _ E
_ R _ Z _ N A
Lindsey IDs TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA for a new total of $12,950.
Round 4: PHRASE
N for no is how she starts. Second for Matt are three T’s for $1,500, twin A’s, four E’s, two H’s, to double his $1K, but then R for roadblock. Third, Christian has a $500 M, an $800 S, but no more w/ O. Back to Lindsey who finds an $800 G, and two I’s to clean out the vowels, then she puts up twin L’s for $600 and an $800 V. The near-complete board…
T H A T / G A V E / M E
T H E / _ I L L I E S
…she doesn’t sound confident, but she’s right w/ “THAT GAVE ME THE WILLIES” for $1,750.
DUDS: N (Lindsey), R (Matt), O (Christian)
Scores after R4
Lindsey: $14,700 cash & Miami/Matt: GOOSEEGG ALERT/Christian: $8,650
Round 5: THINGS (full $1,300 speed-up)
After three I’s get purchased for free…
_ _ _ I L _
T R _ _ I T I _ N S
…Lindsey should make watching this program one of her new FAMILY TRADITIONS, because she’s won this game w/ another $2,600.
Lindsey: $17,300 cash & Miami/Matt: $1K GOOSEEGG/Christian: $8,650
ZERO BANKRUPT TRASH!
$100K Bonus Round
The R’s been spun again.
1/4 of the answer to start…
_ _ S _
_ L _ _
For once, somebody’s gong w/ my BGHO combo…
_ _ S H
_ L O _
…but WASH and FISH won’t work for the first word, so she won’t be getting the CASH FLOW of $5K that came w/ the Eclipse.
MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10