There are cruises offered this week, because this week is titled “Ports of Call”. And for the first time this season, we’re on the generic set.
EPISODE #5471: PORTS OF CALL
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ _ _ / M _ _ _ Y !
HOLY MOLEY! Jared goofed on that one.
A H _ _ / M _ T E Y !
Rona says “AHOY MATEY!”, and we’re talking to her at the end first…
Rona Binenbaum: personal assistant for a businesswoman who’s also worked w/ musicians from North Hollywood, CA (originally from East Windsor, NJ)
Lizzy Perez: customer service supervisor from Miami Lakes, FL
Jared Bray: sales/marketing worker for an organic producing grower in North San Diego County who’s also a former 2003 state shot-putting chanpion during his senior year in HS from San Diego
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
S A T E _ L _ _ E
_ A _ I _
Lizzy blows it w/ SATELLITE VIDEO.
S A T E _ L I T E
_ A _ I _
Jared’s right this time w/ SATELLITE RADIO.
FEATURED CRUISE: Mediterranean Cruise on The Marina from Oceania Cruises worth $10,200
Jackpot Round: THING (speedboat wipe)
He leads off w/ a $900 R, three A’s, five E’s, two T’s for $1,600 extra, and three I’s to quickly shut down the vowel shop, but next is a dud of S while on the Maui Jim gift tag. Rona’s second in line w/ a $450 N, a $400 D, an $800 L, and two M’s to add $1K…
L I _ E T I M E
A _ _ I E _ E M E N T
A _ A R D
This LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is good for another $2,650.
SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: S (Jared)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,850
Scores after R1
Lizzy: $0/Jared: $2K/Rona: $3,650
PP Round: TV QUOTE
The early leader starts this biggie w/ two S’s for the WC, three T’s for $1,500 and the green 1/2 KIA, three I’s, two N’s for $800, but both women LaT out back-to-back. Third, Jared inserts two Y’s for $800 and three R’s for $1,350, buys a pair of O’s, and gets the shades this time w/ a G request…
_ I _ _ / _ R O _
N _ _ / Y O R _
I T ‘ S / S _ T _ R _ _ Y
N I G _ T
…he solves “LIVE, FROM NEW YORK, IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT” (from “Saturday Night Live”) for $2,900 cash & shades plus a $5,500 trip to N.Y.’s Roosevelt Hotel.
LaTs: 2 (ladies)
Scores after R2
Lizzy: ZILCH/Jared: $10,400 cash & prizes/Rona: $3,650
Mystery Round: SONG TITLE
Lizzy’s first letters are two T’s for $600, two N’s for a x4 multiplier, two A’s and O’s, and a FP I, then she says two G’s for another $900, the last vowel of two E’s, a $300 D, but then a CRITICAL DUD of S. Jared then puts up a $7K pair of R’s…
D O N ‘ T / G O
_ R E A _ I N G
_ _ / _ E A R T
…and solves Elton John’s “DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART” to keep that amount.
SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: S (Lizzy)
Scores after R3
Lizzy: BAD SHAPE/Jared: $17,400 cash & prizes/Rona: $3,650
$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
S N _ _ D R A _ O _ S
Lizzy blows it w/ SNOWDRAGONS, allowing Rona to capitalize w/ SNAPDRAGONS.
Round 4: FICTIONAL CHARACTER
She goes first w/ a $900 N, a $300 T, and three E’s, but it’s Speed-Up Mode time…
_ _ _ E _ E / T _ E
_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ N
…and the leftover consonants each pay off at $1,450. Two P’s are requested by Jared later on…
P _ P E _ E / T H E
S A _ _ _ R / M A N
…he IDs POPEYE THE SAILOR MAN for $2,900 and the win!
Lizzy: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG/Jared: $20,300 cash & prizes/Rona: $6,650
GRAND TOTAL: $27,950
NO BANKRUPT TRASH AGAIN!
$100K Bonus Round
A Chevrolet Cruze awaits a lucky winner this week (its name sounds the same as a cruise given the theme of this week). Jared lands on the M of GAME.
Like the previous bonus puzzle, only the last letter to start…
_ _ _
_ _ _ R
He’s going w/ my BGHO combo…
_ O B
_ _ _ R
Many unemployed people go to one of these, and he knows that a JOB FAIR for the first $50K payoff this season! He leaves w/ $70,300 cash & prizes, the highest-winning total so far this season!
This episode ends w/ a clip of Pat receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award Emmy.
MY EP. RATING: 8 out of 10