EPISODE #5495: FUN & FIT
$1K Tossup: THING
E X E _ _ _ S E
V I D _ _
Jessica blows it w/ EXCLUSIVE VIDEO. Chris secondly blanks out, and Katie has the right answer of EXERCISE VIDEO. The potential heroes…
Katie Haney: communications manager and social media geek from Phoenix (orig. from Boise)
Jessica Kwok: corporate recruiter for a digital consulting co. from Costa Mesa, CA
Chris Dobrowolski: pre-law major who recently graduated from UIC and is now a goverment worker who also does some comedy writing from Chicago (he even dressed as Pat at a game show themed Halloween party!)
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
A P P _ _ _ _ E
S I G _
The APPLAUSE SIGN has lit up as Katie goes two for two in puzzle solving.
LAST F&F TRIP: Premier Fitness Camp in Park City, UT worth $7,900
Jackpot Round: WAYD?
Both ladies waste their first spins w/ the BANKRUPT near $2,500. Over to Chris who calls up two S’s for $900, buys two I’s, puts up three N’s for $1,800, and buys an O and three E’s. Next up are a $500 T for the blue 1/2 KIA, a $500 H, the last vowel of two A’s, two R’s for another $1,200, but then a CRITICAL DUD of M to likely give back $3,900 and the plate. Katie then spins once for $900 worth of B’s…
T H E R E ‘ S / N O
_ R _ I N _ / I N
B A S E B A _ _
…she says “THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL” (from “A League of their Own”) for the house minimum when she could’ve gone for the L’s.
SOLE DUD: M (Chris)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,400
Scores after R1
Katie: $4K/Jessica & Chris: $0 apiece
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Jenssica has an instant $7K worth of R’s, buys an O and two U’s, but then BANKRUPTS the same way she and the other lady did to hand over the remaining $6,500. Second, Chris picks up the other 1/2 KIA w/ two S’s, but then buys a worthless A. Third, Katie can’t pick up the UT trip w/ a dud of T. Jessica next puts up a $450 P, an L for that trip, and a pair of E’s to clean out the vowel shop. She then quickly takes $2K worth of C’s while on the MW near LaT…
_ E _ C _P R E S S
_ O U R / L U C _
…and solves BENCH “PRESS YOUR LUCK” for $10,100 in cash and UT…only to learn that she could’ve have had $8K more.
DUDS: A (Chris), T (Katie)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jennifer
Scores after R2
Katie: $4K/Jessica: $10,100 cash & UT/Chris: ZERO
PP Round: WAYD?
At the start, Chris falls victim to that same pesky BANKRUPT. Down Katie’s path second are three N’s for $1,350, three I’s and an E, but that BANKRUPT gets her again to the tune of $850. Jessica next list of letters consists of a $3,500 G, three O’s, and an A, but she BANKRUPTS like the others for the second time this game to let $3K disappear. Chris then takes a stab w/ this board…
_ _ O A _ E N I N G / _ _
_ O _ I _ O N _
...but he forgets to add the S at the end. Katie then inserts the frontloading $600 B and two R’s to double up…
B R O A _ E N I N G / _ _
_ O R I _ O N _
…she correctly says “BROADENING MY HORIZONS” to add a Club Med trip to Punta Cana in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC worth $6,300.
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole gang)
SOLE DQ: Chris’s S’ repeat
Scores after R3
Katie: $11,500 cash & D.R./Jessica: $10,100 cash & UT/Chris: GOOSEEGG ALERT
$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
S I M _ N
_ A Y S
SIMON SAYS…give that man his first three grand.
Round 4: PROPER NAME (full $1,500 speed-up)
After Katie puts in the frontloading Q…
Q _ _ R T _ R _ _ _ _
T _ M / _ R _ _ _
…she IDs New England Patriots QUARTERBACK TOM BRADY for $7,500 and the win, though she could’ve chosen the B’s for a winning total over $20K.
DUDS: N, S, (both by Jessica), P (Chris)
Katie: $19K cash & D.R./Jessica: $10,100 cash & UT/Chris: $3K
GRAND TOTAL: $32,100
BANKRUPT TRASH: $10,350
$100K Bonus Round
Katie’s big spin stops her on the S of AMERICA’S.
Category: yet another PHRASE
Here’s how we begin…
_ _ _ _ L L _
N _ _ E
YCHI causes me to stick a fork in her, because…
_ _ _ _ L L Y
N I C E
…she only gets the obvious and we’re NOT gonna give her something AWFULLY NICE…
…the $30K. It also means we have a 4-EPISODE WINLESS BR WEEK and a NEW ALL-TIME LOW TOTAL for a four-day week w/ $105,130.
MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10