EPISODE #5502: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES
$1K Tossup: QUOTATION
R _ U _ D / A N D
_ O _ _ D / S _ _ / _ _ _ S
Melanie rightly says “ROUND AND ROUND SHE GOES”. Three more SS, please…
Melanie Bowerman: local non-profit environmental education teacher for local city kids from L.A.
Felix Maldonado: stay-at-home dad from Boston
Bonnie Rutschilling: has a husband named Jim has been in love w/ Vanna for 30 years from Celina, OH
$2K Tossup: LANDMARK
_ _ _ / _ _ F _ _ L
_ _ _ _ _
Melanie’s 2 for 2 w/ THE EIFFEL TOWER.
Jackpot Round: BEFORE & AFTER
S for sorry is how Melanie begins. Felix secondly calls up a $500 R and a Jackpot T to double up, buys an A and two E’s, but then duds out w/ P. Third, Bonnie picks up the blue 1/2 KIA w/ an N, two L’s for $600 more, and all of the other vowels. After three B’s for the other 1/2 KIA…
B U L L E T I N / &
B O O _ I E
B O A R _
…we have our first-ever 1/2 Car win in the opening round of play — she solves BULLETIN & BOOGIE BOARD for $16,850 cash & KIA Soul!
DUDS: S (Melanie), P (Feliz)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,350
Scores after R1
Felix: $0/Bonnie: $16,850 cash & Soul/Melanie: $3K
Mystery Round: HUSBAND & WIFE
Felix is up first w/ two N’s for $1,200, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Bonnie secondly grabs the See’s Candies gift tag w/ two S’s, calls up a $1,200 pair of R’s, and buys an A, followed by an $800 H and four O’s, then we’ve displayed…
O _ _ _ / &
S H A R O N
O S _ O _ R N _
…she solves OZZY & SHARON OSBOURNE for $2,500 cash & candy.
SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: I (Felix)
Scores after R2
Felix: NADA/Bonnie: $19,350 cash & prizes/Melanie: $3K
PP Round: FUN & GAMES
Our big leader begins w/ three N’s for $1,500 but then a bad vowel in E. Melanie secondly finds three S’s for $900, but she buys the other dud vowel of this round (A). Third for Felix are a $400 H, three I’s, a $400 G, but then the MDW’s left-side BANKRUPT to toss aside $550. As for Bonnie…
_ _ _ N H I _ _ / &
_ _ _ S S – _ _ _ N _ _ _
S _ I I N G
…she makes the $1,250 solve and will do some DOWNHILL & CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING during a $5,100 stay at the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort in TN w/ ORBITZ airfare.
DUDS: E (Bonnie), A (Melanie)
Scores after R3
Felix: BAD LUCK/Bonnie: $25,700 cash & prizes/Melanie: $3K
$3K Tossup: PERSON
B _ R G A _ N
_ U _ T _ R
Bonnie’s more than just a BARGAIN HUNTER, so she’s up to $28,700.
Round 4: EVENT (full $1,600 speed-up)
After three I’s get put up by Vanna…
C _ L _ _ R I T _
S I _ H T I N _
…Bonnie has a $3,200 CELEBRITY SIGHTING for the blowout win!
DUDS: D (Melanie), M (Bonnie), K (Melanie), P (Bonnie), O (Felix)
Felix: $1K LUMP OF COAL/Bonnie: $31,900 cash & prizes/Melanie: $3K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $550
FELIX SPIN ID: AB7123500 (Alex B.)
MELANIE SPIN ID: JR0022527 (Jim R.)
$100K Bonus Round
Bonnie’s got the S envelope of SPIN.
The last three letters…
_ _ _ _
_ _ E S S
I like her chances after she’s called GDCA…
G _ _ D
G _ E S S
…she just made a GOOD GUESS that’s worth…
…$50K, making her the NEW S29 LEADER w/ $81,900 cash & prizes! WTG, Bonnie!
BONNIE SPIN ID: RH6928013 (Ron H.)
MY EP. RATING: 9 out of 10