EPISODE #5539: CALIFORNIA COAST
$1K Tossup: LANDMARK
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P A _ _
Jesse solves GOLDEN GATE PARK and here are Thursday’s contesti…
Jesse Thompson: no occupation mentioned but he got a complement from the makeup department of the program and is said to be “HD Perfect” from Gilford, NH
Becky Goodson: nurse practitioner, hiker and piano player from Gilbert, AZ
Melissa Lobreglio: 1st grade teacher at Sacred Heart Grade School in Yonkers who’s also an avid reader from Bardonia, NY
$2K Tossup: PERSON
A / S _ A P P Y
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Melissa’s off by a letter w/ A SLAPPY DRESSER.
A / S _ A P P Y
D R _ _ S E _
Jesse gets the tripler as A SNAPPY DRESSER.
FEATURED CA TRIP: Madonna Inn Resort & Spa in San Luis Obispo worth $5,500 (singer obviously NOT included)
Jackpot Round: EVENT
He starts us off w/ three T’s for the green 1/2 KIA, five E’s, two H’s for another $1,600 and two FP O’s. But after his next pick of a $900 N is a DQ for repeating the H. Second, Becky picks up the WC but LaTs out just as quick. Third, Melissa inserts three S’s for $900, buys two A’s, but then duds out w/ R. Jesse then puts up a $900 trio of G’s…
T H E / _ _ G G E S T
G A _ E / O F / T H E
S E A S O N
…the Super Bowl is an example of THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON, and he’s right for $5,250.
SOLE DUD: R (Melissa)
SOLE LaT: Becky
SOLE DQ: Jesse’s H repeat
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $9,550
Scores after R1
Melissa: $0/Jesse: $8,250/Becky: WC
————— Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
First from Becky’s mouth are three T’s for $1,650, a $500 H for the other 1/2 KIA, three E’s, two FP A’s, three N’s for $1,350 and four I’s. Coming her way next are a $500 C, two M’s for another $1,800, an O, a C repeat while on FP, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to wipe out $5,050 and her cardboard pieces. After the same thing gets Melissa, Jesse SPINGLES for a $300 J…
J _ _ T / I N / T H E
N I C _ / O _
T I M E
M A _ A _ I N E
…well, the joke’s on him, because he blows the solve w/ “JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME” MACHINE. Back to Becky who puts up a $400 S, the last vowel of U, a $900 K and and F for the CA trip, but next is a STUPID CALL of R while on the MW near the MDW. Melissa then completes the board w/ the $300 G and the $400 Z…
J U S T / I N / T H E
N I C K / O F
T I M E
M A G A Z I N E
…and she reads this answer JUST IN THE NICK OF “TIME” MAGAZINE.
SOLE DUD: R (Becky)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
DQs: (Becky’s C repeat, Jesse’s blown solve)
Scores after R2Melissa: $1K/Jesse: $8,250/Becky: ZILCH —————— PP Round: WAYD? Melissa’s starters are three N’s for $900, an I, two G’s for another $1,800, two A’s and O’s (the latter was called on FP), and an R for the green 1/2 KIA. Next up are two E’s, a $1K pair of S’s, and three U’s before she sees…
S _ R U _ _ I N G
A / S O N G / O N
A / U _ U _ E _ E
…somebody will be STRUMMING A SONG ON A UKULELE for her, because she’s won $3,200 & a trip to The Westin MAUI Resort & Spa Ka’anapali courtesy of SpaFinder.com worth $6,642.
Scores after R3Melissa: $10,842 cash & Maui/Jesse: $8,250/Becky: VERY BAD SHAPE
$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
S _ _ N _
D A _ _ I _ G
Jesse’s SWING DANCING his way back in the lead w/ $11,250.
Round 4: SONG TITLE (full $6K speed-up!)
After six O’s are purchased for free…
H O O R _ _ / F O R
H O L L _ _ O O D
…Melissa solves “HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD” for $18K and the win (though she could’ve gotten $12K more w/ the Y’s)!
DUDS: T (Jesse), N (Becky), P (Becky)
FINAL SCORESMelissa: $28,842 cash & Maui/Jesse: $11,250/Becky: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $5,050
$100K Bonus Round
The M in AMERICA’S (and as in Melissa) has been landed on.
Two letters on the top to start…
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Unfortunately, she’s going w/ CDMA…
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_ A _
…and she won’t be putting the keys to the Eos convertible in her FLIGHT BAG.
MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10