EPISODE #5482: DESERT HIDEAWAYS
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ O _ _ _ E
D _ _ _ _ _
Alane quickly IDs the MOJAVE DESERT, and this is your Tuesday panel…
Alane Hunt: Univ. of Alabama senior majoring in secondary math education from Prattville, IN
Brad Strauss: youth sports coach who just finished doing so for football and is just starting soccer from Chandler, AZ
Tami Rumfelt: radio morning show host who also does volunteer work for Caroline’s Promise from Kernersville, NC
$2K Tossup: PLACE
_ E A U _ Y
P _ R _ O R
Alane’s two for two w/ BEAUTY PARLOR.
FEATURED DH: New York, New York Las Vegas Hotel & Casino from spafinder.com worth $6K
Jackpot Round: SHOW BIZ (deserted island)
The first letters from her this evening are two T’s for $1,100, a $600 S, two O’s, a $450 H and two E’s, followed by two Jackpot N’s, four I’s, a $500 R for the blue 1/2 KIA, and four A’s. Board now…
A _ _ I E N _ E
_ A R T I _ I _ A T I O N
S H O _
…”Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Price is Right” are each an example of an AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION SHOW, and she has the right answer for $2,650 (two C’s and P’s left behind).
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,600
Scores after R1
Tami: $0/Alane: $5,650 + 1/2 KIA/Brad: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Brad leads off w/ four N’s for $2,400, two E’s and six I’s, a $7K pair of T’s, an A, a $3,500 H and the last vowel of three O’s. He then lands on TD for the third time this round…but says a MAJOR DUD of M to leave $11,900 sitting there. Tami then inserts a $500 R, a D for the Camping World gift tag, and a FP C, then she says…
_ O _ E / I _ / I N
T H E / A I R
C O N D I T I O N I N _
….“LOVE IS IN THE AIR CONDITIONING” (the first half is a ’78 song by John Paul Young) for $2K in cash and camping gear.
SOLE DUD: M (Brad)
Scores after R2
Tami: $2K cash & camping/Alane: $5,650 + 1/2 KIA/Brad: NOTHING
PP Round: FOOD & DRINK
Tami first says an automatic dud of R. Second, Alane chooses a $600 T and a $500 H for the other 1/2 KIA, then she buys three A’s and I’s, calls up a $1,650 trio of N’s, FPs two O’s, and puts up twin C’s for $1,200. But she then buys the sole dud vowel of E to possibly lose at least $18,200 cash & Soul. Brad follows that negative moment w/ a $300 W, the last vowel of two U’s, but then a pathetic call of L. Tami then calls up the double D’s for $1,100…
H A W A I I A N
C O C O N U T
_ U D D I N _
…she’ll sample some HAWAIIAN COCONUT PUDDING on her trip to the Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa from hotwire.com worth $5,020.
DUDS: R (Tami), E (Alane), L (Brad)
Scores after R3
Tami: $8,120 cash & prizes/Alane: $5,650/Brad: BAD SHAPE
$3K Tossup: PERSON
_ _ _ A S U R E
H _ N T _ _
Tami’s acting like a TREASURE HUNTER, so she’s up over $11K.
Round 4: PHRASE (full $1,600 speed-up)
After an R call by somebody…
_ T ‘ S / J _ S T
_ / _ _ R _ _ _
Alane says “IT’S JUST A MIRAGE” for $4,800, but she still loses by just $670.
SOLE DUD: N (Brad)
Tami: $11,120 cash & prizes/Alane: $10,450/Brad: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG
GRAND TOTAL: $22,570
NO PENALTY SPACE HITS THIS GAME!
$100K Bonus Round
Tami has the ‘ envelope.
She gets the last two letters of the first word to start…
_ _ L E / _ _
_ _ _
HCDA does her some good…
_ A L E / _ _
H A _
…well…she somehow gets this BALE OF HAY w/ only .2 seconds to spare! But all that gets her is the $30K, so she leaves w/ $41,120 cash & prizes.
MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10