EPISODE #5512: ALPINE ADVENTURES
$1K Tossup: THING
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After a one-sec. delay, Ben’s got the answer at HIGH ALTITUDE. Now playing…
Ben Teitelbaum: journalism graduate student at Columbia University who originally tried to play pro basketball from Pasadena
Lorimar Riemedio: business administration student who graduated in Jan. 2012 and has also been singing karaoke so much that she frequently gets something called the “Mike Elbow” from Vallejo, CA
Vanessa Kimbrough: opera singer from Chattanooga
$2K Tossup: EVENT
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No time for a VICTORY PARADE now, as Ben triples up.
FEATURED AA (sponsored by “Hugo”): French Alps worth $7,500
Jackpot Round: FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
He’s off and running w/ a $2,500 D, three N’s for another $1,500 and the green 1/2 KIA, three A’s, and an E, followed by three R’s for $1,350 extra, two T’s for $900 more, an O and two I’s. Board, Vanna…
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A R T _ _ R / A N D
_ I R / _ A N _ E _ O T
…he solves KING ARTHUR AND SIR LANCELOT for $5,250.
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,900
Scores after R1
Lorimar & Vanessa: $0 each/Ben: $8,250 + 1/2 KIA
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
First, Lorimar says N for instant negative. Second, Vanessa puts up a $600 R, but LOSES A TURN. Third, Ben strikes out w/ T while on the trip wedge. Lorimar next picks up the 1/2 KIA from the same spot w/ two S’s, buys two E’s, but then loses the remaining $750 and her plate to the MDW’s right-side BANKRUPT. After Vanessa BANKRUPTS next to the WC to hand over $600, Ben FPs four A’s, puts up the SL of four P’s for $2,400, and buys an I before saying a CRITICAL DUD of D. Lorimar then gets this round over w/…
P _ R P _ E
P A I S _ E _
P A _ A _ A S
…she does w/ PURPLE PAISLEY PAJAMAS.
DUDS: N (Lorimar), T, D (both by Ben)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)
Scores after R2
Lorimar: $1K/Vanessa: ZERO/Ben: $8,250 + 1/2 KIA
PP Round: PEOPLE
On Vanessa’s next chance to get on the board, she first calls up a $1K pair of T’s, an H for the Sierra Trading Post gift tag, three E’s and five A’s, two N’s for $1,200, but then the sole dud vowel of O. Ben secondly inserts a $300 S but no more w/ Y. Lorimar thirdly finds a $350 G and a $500 M, buys the leftover vowels, and picks up both the WC and the same 1/2 KIA w/ L and two R’s respectively, then…
A M A _ I N G
_ I R E / _ A N _ E R S
A T / T H E / L U A U
…she wins another $1,350 plus a trip to where she can see some AMAZING FIRE DANCERS AT THE LUAU — the Kahala Hotel & Resort in HAWAII worth $7,225.
DUDS: O (Vanessa), Y (Ben)
Scores after R3
Lorimar: $9,575 cash & HI + WC/Vanessa: STILL ZIP/Ben: $8,250
$3K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN
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Vanessa finally gets her share of money w/ WAFFLE IRON.
Round 4: RHYME TIME
Two $500 N’s get her started, but a T call ends her turn. After a $900 R by Ben…
_ N _ _ / _ _ / _ / _ _ _
_ N / _ / R _ _
…the leftover consonants will be worth $1,900 apiece. After three G’s pop up…
S N _ G / _ S / _ / _ _ G
_ N / _ / R _ G
…Vanessa solves SNUG AS A BUG IN A RUG for $6,700 and the comeback win by $125.
SOLE DUD BEFORE SPEED-UP: T (Vanessa)
DUDS AFTER BELL: L (Vanessa), M (Ben), D (Lorimar), P (Ben)
Lorimar: $9,575 cash & HI/Vanessa: $9,700/Ben: $8,250
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $1,350
$100K Bonus Round
Vanessa takes out the P envelope.
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PKGA fills in something completely…
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P A R K
…the entire second word, and she can’t solve WILDLIFE PARK for $30K. Not very well played.
MY EP. RATING: 3 out of 10