EPISODE #5577: HAWAII WEEK
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ R E S H
C O C O N U T / M I L K
Denise somehow drinks some FRESH COCONUT MILK. Feasting on this Tues. edition are…
Denise Hipskind: realtor from Alexander, AR (orig. from MI)
Paula Brown: teacher who frequently volunteers at her daughter’s school (Dogwood ES) and a stay-at-home mom/homemaker from Germantown, TN
Gus Lopez: regional sales manager for a local car company who’s a red belt in Tae Kwon Do like his 9-yr.-old son Gus III from L.A.
$2K Tossup: PERSON
_ E A _ O N E D
_ E T _ R _ N
Paula’s at least a SEASONED VETERAN.
FEATURED HAWAII TRIP: Maui Kai on Kaanapali Beach w/ Piholo Beach Zipline tickets from Hotwire.com worth $5,994
Jackpot Round: QUOTATION
Her first spin’s a bad one w/ the BANKRUPT next to the WC. Second, Gus calls two S’s for an $800 start, followed by a $550 T, two E’s, four N’s for $2,200 more, three A’s, but then M for mistake while on Jackpot. Third, Denise picks up the WC and the green 1/2 KIA w/ five L’s and two G’s respectively, buys four I’s, puts up an $1,100 pair of D’s, and buys and O before calling a possibly fatal dud in R. After a $500 P and two $900 B’s by Paula…
L E A P / T A L L
B _ I L D I N G S
I N / A / S I N G L E
B O _ N D
…she exactly recites the Superman intro line “LEAP TALL BUILDINGS IN A SINGLE BOUND” for $2,300.
DUDS: M (Gus), R (Denise)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Paula
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $10,050
Gus: $0/Denise: $1K WC/Paula: $4,300
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Gus’ starters are four S’s for $1,200, three E’s and the same 1/2 KIA w/ two T’s, but the M fails him again. Second, Denise says an R while on the MW next to the MDW and risks her WC to find…the biggie! Next up are a $900 P, two O’s, but then a bad purchase in A. Paula next picks a $300 L and a $400 B, but she then LOSES A TURN. Gus then says a $300 D but then C for CRITICAL DUD while on the other 1/2 KIA. That opens up the door for Denise…
S T _ _ T
D O _ B L E
E S P R E S S O
…and she wins $10,400 w/ STUNT DOUBLE ESPRESSO!
DUDS: A (Denise), $500 C (Gus), $450 M (Gus)
SOLE LaT: Paula
Gus: SCORELESS/Denise: $11,400 WC/Paula: $4,300
PP Round: SAME LETTER
The middle lady’s next letters are a $400 N, a $300 R and three E’s before she goes for a quick solve…
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E / &
_ _ N _ _ – _ R E E
…she’ll be“FOOTLOOSE & FANCY-FREE”, because she’s won the leftover $450 plus a trip to the Silverado Resort & Spa in NAPA VALLEY worth $9,250.
Gus: STILL ZIP/Denise: $21,100 cash & Napa WC/Paula: $4,300
$3K Tossup: TV TITLE
_ A Y S / _ F
_ _ _ / _ _ _ E S
Denise’s up over $24K w/ her response of “DAYS OF OUR LIVES”.
Round 4: OCCUPATION
After starting w/ an $800 pair of T’s, she BANKRUPTS next to TD to give up that amount and her WC. Second, Paula claims a $1K pair of R’s, an $1,800 H quarter, two E’s, and twin C’s for another $800…
H _ _ H / _ C H _ _ _
A R T / T E A C H E R
…she solves HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHER for $3,350.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Denise
Gus: TERRIBLE SHAPE/Denise: $24,100 cash & Napa/Paula: $7,650
Round 5: SHOW BIZ (full $1,900 speed-up)
Two F’s are said by Paula…
B _ _ / _ F F _ C _
B L _ C _ B _ S T _ R
…and she can see a BOX OFFICE BLOCKBUSTER w/ another $7,600.
DUDS: N (Paula), D (Gus), P (Denise)
Gus: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG/Denise: $24,100 cash & Napa/Paula: $15,250
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $800
$100K Bonus Round
Denise lands on the second A of AMERICA’S.
Pretty good head start…
_ _ _ S / _ _
_ L L / _ _ E S
DPMA will add besides the A’s on the bottom…
_ _ D S / _ _
A L L / A _ E S
…and the key D on top — KIDS OF ALL AGES will be happy to hear that she’s $30K richer for a final total of $54,100 cash & trip.
MY EP. RATING: 8