EPISODE #5542: AMERICA’S GAME
The next stop is “Desert Hideaways”.
$1K Tossup: PROPER NAME
T _ _ _ A _
_ E _ _ E R _ _ N
Maggie solves the third president of the U.S., THOMAS JEFFERSON. Here’s the lowdown of these people…
Maggie Woelke: teacher at Apex Academy HS from Calipatria, CA
Katrina Julian: law school student who has a Chihuahua named Pac-Man from San Diego
Mitch Kimbrell: student Mid-America Baptist Seminary who’s also a fan of the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves from Cordova, TN (orig. from Doerun, GA)
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
B E _ T – _ _ _ S _ E D
L I S T
Maggie might not make it on our BEST-DRESSED LIST contestant of this season, but she’s tripled up.
FEATURED PRIZE: ally BANK $5K bonus
Jackpot Round: SAME LETTER
She leads off w/ two L’s for the jura coffee center, two S’s for $1,200, an E, and six N’s for $3K and the green 1/2 KIA, followed by an I, two T’s for $1,100, two G’s for $1,200 more, three A’s (one in each of the three lines), and the SL of three C’s for $1,500. The board…
C _ N S T A N T L _
C _ A N G I N G
C _ A N N E L S
…you don’t want to be CONSTANTLY CHANGING CHANNELS if you’re rooting for her, because she’s won $8,250 cash & coffee package.
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,750
Scores after R1
Mitch: $0/Maggie: $11,250 cash & coffee/Katrina: $0
Mystery Round: SONG LYRICS
Katrina’s shot at greatness begins w/ three T’s for $900, six E’s, but then the BANKRUPT near the WC. Second, Mitch claims four R’s for $1,200, I and O singles, and an S for the WC…
T _ R E E / _ _ E E R S
_ O R / T _ E / R E _
_ _ I T E / _ _ _
_ _ _ E
…he gets “THREE CHEERS FOR THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE” (from “Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean”) way too early.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Katrina
Scores after R2
Mitch: $1K + WC/Maggie: $11,250 cash & coffee/Katrina: $0
PP Round: PHRASE
His first letters are a $7K pair of T’s, two R’s from that WC, and a couple O’s, followed by a $900 trio of N’s, four I’s, a $550 G and the rest of the vowel department. We have at this moment…
_ E T / _ O U R
I _ A G I N A T I O N
R U N / _ I _ _
…LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD, sir — you’ve won $14,200 plus a $6,035 Hotwire trip to the Outrigger Reef on the Beach in HI!
Scores after R3
Mitch: $21,235 cash & trip/Maggie: $11,250 cash & coffee/Katrina: NIL
$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ _ C K I _ _ _ I R D S
Maggie sweeps the Tossups w/ MOCKINGBIRDS.
Round 4: WAYD?
She leads off w/ a $300 G, three N’s for x4 that amount, and the obvious two I’s before she says a dud in S. Second, Katrina gets two T’s for $1,100, the same number of O’s, but then the same BANKRUPT she got earlier to toss aside $850. Third, Mitch inserts a $300 R, but then buys the sole dud vowel of the puzzle (U). Back to Maggie who inserts a $600 L at the start, the E and a $300 H before she…
L E _ R N I N G / H O _
T O / _ N I T
…earns another $1,600 towards LEARNING HOW TO KNIT.
DUDS: S (Maggie), U (Mitch)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Katrina
Scores after R4
Mitch: $21,235 cash & trip/Maggie: $15,850 cash & coffee/Katrina: BAD SHAPE
Round 5: AROUND THE HOUSE
At the start, both Katrina and Mitch dud out w/ T and R, respectively. Over to Maggie who FPs an E but loses her turn w/ the other BANKRUPT. Returning to Katrina who puts in a $300 N and BANKRUPTS the same way she did twice before and it’s time for Speed-Up Mode…
_ _ _ _ _ _ N _
_ E _ _
…w/ a $1,600 Final Spin. After an H request by somebody…
M _ H _ G _ N _
D E S K
…Katrina’s won her only $4,800 of the night towards buying a MAHOGANY DESK.
DUDS BEFORE BELL: T (Katrina), R (Mitch)
DUDS AFTER BELL: C (Mitch), L (Maggie), B (Mitch)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)
Mitch: $21,235 cash & trip/Maggie: $15,850 cash & coffee/Katrina: $4,800
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,800
$100K Bonus Round
The M envelope in GAME (and as in Mitch) has been picked up.
_ E _ _ _ N _
_ _ _ S
GCDA adds besides the obvious…
_ E D D _ N G
_ _ _ S
…WEDDING KISS and WEDDING BLISS are wrong, and so is BEDDING ____. He doesn’t remember making his WEDDING VOWS for $30K.
MY EP. RATING: 7