EPISODE #6043: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
$1K Tossup: SONG TITLE
_ _ _ _ / D _ _ ‘ T
_ R _ _ _ _
Ted quickly solves Madonna’s “PAPA DON’T PREACH”. I hope these guys know what they’re doing in the game…
Ted Hoornstra: financial adviser w/ Sydney and Kate plus rescue dog Gracie from St. Petersburg, FL (orig. from Burlington, IA)
Corey Hunt: pediatric hospital security supervisor & Army veteran of eight yrs. w/ daughters Ava and Athena from Houston!
Chris Miles: faculty sports doctor at Wake Forst School of Medicine w/ Hayden and Josiah from Advance, NC (they move there due to the puzzle WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA)
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
W _ O / H A S / T H E
R _ _ _ T E ?
Chris asks “WHO HAS THE REMOTE?” to spin first.
FEATURED TRIP: Italy from Collette Vacations worth $10,018
Round 1: SAME LETTER
Chris immediately picks up the WC w/ three R’s, buys an E and two A’s, calls three T’s and W’s ($700 and $800, respectively), and buys an I and two O’s to clean out the vowels. After an S for the DICK’s gift tag…
W A T E R _ R O O _
W R I S T W A T _ _
…his WATERPROOF WRISTWATCH tells him to bank $6,500 cash and GT.
Scores after R1
Corey: $0/Chris: $8,500 cash and GT + WC/Ted: $1K
Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ
First, Ted can’t find any of the first letter of his name. Second, Corey finds four N’s for $2,800, four O’s, two D’s for $1,200, and quadruple E’s before BANKRUPTING near $650 to lose the $3,500 remainder. Third, Chris has three L’s while on the MW near LaT and takes the money for those (bad move; that’s the $10K one). Next up are an $800 H, an A to wipe out the vowels, a $300 G, a $500 W, two Y’s for $1,400 more, but then a baddie of J while on the other MW. Ted next fills in an S while on that same MW Chris landed on…but he pays the piper for flipping it over. Corey then SPINGLES for a $700 C…
H O L L Y W O O D
L E G E N D
S E A N / C O N N E _ Y
…and IDs HOLLYWOOD LEGEND SEAN CONNERY for a $300 bonus.
DUDS: T (Ted), J (Chris)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Corey, Ted)
Scores after R2
Corey: $1K/Chris: $8,500 cash and GT + WC/Ted: $1K
PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS
The Houstonian is off and running w/ two N’s for $1,800, buys of three O’s and two E’s, a $600 M, two F’s for another $1,300 and three A’s to take the vowels out of play again. Coming his way next are three S’s for $2,400 (one at the end of each line), an L for the 1/2 CAR near $300, a $900 K, a $1K pair of P’s, and three R’s for $1,950 extra before he finally goes for the solve…
M O N K E _ S
L E O P A R D S
A N D / P A R R O _ S
…he wins $9,700 and the chance to see some MONKEYS, LEOPARDS AND PARROTS on his Hotwire trip package to The Springs Resort & Spa in COSTA RICA worth $7,399.
Scores after R3
Corey: $18,099 cash & prizes/Chris: $8,500 cash and GT + WC/Ted: $1K
$3K Tossup: THINGS
H _ N D – R O L L _ D
_ _ G A _ _
Chris blows it w/ HAND-ROLLED BAGELS, allowing Corey to capitalize w/ HAND-ROLLED CIGARS.
Round 4: PEOPLE (full $1,900 speed-up)
F _ R M _ R
T _ _ M M _ T _ S
Corey seals the deal w/ FORMER TEAMMATES for another $7,600.
DUDS: L (Ted), B (Corey)
Corey: $28,699 cash & prizes/Chris: $8,500 cash and GT/Ted: $1K
GRAND TOTAL: $38,199
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,500 (not counting the $1K MW offer that Ted turned down)
$100K Bonus Round
My hometown boy lands on that W.
First up in this 15-letter answer…
_ _ _ _ T _ L
_ _ _ N L _ _ _
CHYO only adds two of the vowel…
_ _ _ _ T _ L
_ O _ N L O _ _
…this DIGITAL DOWNLOAD backfires on him and he loses the $30K.
$5K SPIN ID: RB0754085
MY EP. RATING: 7