I was right in thinking this season finale week would be titled “Happy Father’s Day”. That being said, let’s make the most of it.
EPISODE #6041: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
$1K Tossup: OCCUPATION
_ P _ _ _ _ _ R I _ _ R
Rudy solves SPORTSWRITER. The first three men of the week…
Rudy Dedmon, Jr.: fast food Italian eatery worker w/ three kids (Chelsea, Justin and Leah), a stepdaughter, and two grandkids from Muskogee, OK
Dan Hurley: letter carrier and Walking with Jane participant w/ three kids (Drew, Abby and Julia) from Wesport, MA (he started watching the show when he was four and it was his babysitter’s favorite)
Sean Charlton: golfer w/ Kenley and another girl on the way from Seattle
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
_ _ A _ I _ G
_ / M _ P
Rudy’s DRAWING A MAP to triple up.
FEATURED TRIP: Australis cruise to South America courtesy of Hotwire worth $8,530
1/2 CAR: Fiesta
Round 1: SONG LYRICS (golf maingame wipe)
Rudy first wants the first letter of his name, but it’s a dud. Second, Dan calls two N’s for $600, buys six A’s, and lights up two M’s for $1,200. But after his buy of two E’s, is a bad O purchase. Third, Sean BANKRUPTS next to $650. After Rudy FPs four L’s…
_ A L _ / L _ _ E / A
M A N / _ A L _
L _ _ E / A / M A N
…he solves “WALK LIKE A MAN, TALK LIKE A MAN” (by The Four Seasons in ’63) to keep the two grand when he could’ve gone for the K’s.
DUDS: R (Rudy), O (Dan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sean
Scores after R1
Rudy: $5K/Other men: $0 each
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Dan’s first w/ an N for the WC, an R for the DICK’S Sporting Goods gift tag, three E’s, but then L for loss while on the 1/2 CAR near $900. Second, Sean BANKRUPTS the same way he did in the last round. Third, Rudy picks up that cruise w/ three S’s, lights up a $450 D, and buys an I and two U’s before we see…
S U _ E R S _ N I _
S _ E E D
_ U _ _
…he gets past a SUPERSONIC SPEED BUMP for a total of $9,980 cash & cruise.
SOLE DUD: L (Dan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sean
Scores after R2
Rudy: $14,980 cash & cruise/Other men: $0 apiece
PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK
Sean finally gets things going w/ four N’s for $14K, then he buys five A’s, but then the sole dud vowel of E. Second, Rudy gets up there an $800 D, a $400 B, and the rest of the valid vowels (O, four I’s and a U). Following a K for the same 1/2 CAR, he duds out w/ L, allowing Dan…
K I _ I
B A N A N A / A N D
_ A _ _ I O N / _ _ U I _
…to solve KIWI, BANANA AND PASSION FRUIT for a $6,253 trip package to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in MAUI.
DUDS: E (Sean), L (Rudy)
Scores after R3
Dan: $6,253 cash & prizes + WC/Sean: ZIP/Rudy: $14,980 cash & cruise
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
C U T / _ O
_ H _ / _ H _ S E
Sean blanks out, allowing Rudy to sweep the Tossups w/ “CUT TO THE CHASE”.
Round 4: FUN & GAMES
First from Rudy are two R’s for $1,400, a pair of A’s, but no S. Second for Dan are a $900 T, an E, two N’s for $800 more, but then D for dummy. Third, Sean FPs an I, but then LOSES A TURN. After a $450 H gets put up by Rudy…
T H R _ _ I N _ / A
_ _ _ _ E R A N _
…he’s THROWING A BOOMERANG and gets $1,600 in return.
DUDS: S (Rudy), D (Dan)
SOLE LaT: Sean
Scores after R4
Dan: $6,253 cash & prizes + WC/Sean: NO LUCK/Rudy: $19,580 cash & cruise
Round 5: AROUND THE HOUSE
Dan leads off w/ a $900 pair of N’s, buys of E and two A’s, and a $10K pair of R’s. After he uses the WC to pick up an L…
L A _ N
_ _ R N _ _ _ R E
…he gets LAWN FURNITURE for $15,400 and the lead.
Scores after R5
Dan: $21,653 cash & prizes/Sean: GOOSEEGG ALERT/Rudy: $19,580 cash & cruise
Round 6: CHARACTER (full $1,400 speed-up)
B _ _ _
S _ _ _ S _ _
Too bad there were only singles left for Rudy, but he IDs BART SIMPSON.
Dan: $21,653 cash & prizes/Sean: $1K GOOSEEGG/Rudy: $20,980 cash & cruise
GRAND TOTAL: $43,633
NO BANKRUPT TRASH!
$100K Bonus Round
Dan the man lands on the S in AMERICA’S.
This is a defensive play in football…
_ L L – _ _ T_ L _ T _
HCDO only adds….
_ L L – O _ T
_ L _ T _
…he’s been stopped by an ALL-OUT BLITZ and loses the $45K.
$5K SPIN ID: TB3362310
MY EP. RATING: 7