EPISODE #5583: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. #3)
This is the last chance for somebody to win the VW Eos, because we’re on the “Great Escapes” set.
$1K Tossup: PROPER NAME
P H I _ A _ _ _ _ _ _ A
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Larry solves the NFL’s PHILADELPHIA EAGLES. From left to right, here are…
Larry Smith: retail store worker & weightlifter from Rochester, NH
Anna Norton: red-haired marketing coordinator for a wealth management firm from Irvine, CA
Andrea Finney: Arkansas State University senior majoring in Radio-TV broadcast journalism who wants to be an entertainment reporter from Little Rock
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
D O I N G
C A _ T W H E _ L S
Anna shouldn’t be DOING CARTWHEELS, because we’re just getting this game started and she’s spinning first.
FEATURED PRIZE: Ally Bank $5K bonus again
Jackpot Round: RHYME TIME
First from her mouth are two R’s for $1,100, three N’s for that WC, an E, and two O’s, followed by an $800 S, an A, an $1,800 T trio, two U’s, and two W’s for another $800…
T U R N
T _ A T / _ R O W N
U _ S _ _ E / _ O W N
…TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN, ma’am — you’ve won another $3,500.
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,350
Larry: $1K/Anna: $5,500 WC/Andrea: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Andrea kicks off w/ two S’s for the 76 gas card, four $1K T’s via the MW near LaT (not a good move), an I, a $300 R, two E’s and an O. Next up are two N’s for $1,100, the rest of the vowel shop, a $600 B, three F’s for $900 more and a look at…
A _ _ – _ O U –
_ A N – E A T
B R E A _ F A S T
A T / T I F F A N _ ‘ S
…she solves ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT “BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S” for $6,650.
Larry: $1K/Anna: $5,500 WC/Andrea: $6,650 cash & gas
PP Round: PHRASE
Larry leads off w/ three T’s at $550 a pop, vowel singles of A and E, an $1,800 pair of H’s and the leftover vowels. Following that are an $800 N, three W’s for another $10,500, and we now have…
W I T H O U T / A
W O _ _ _ / I N
T H E / W O _ _ _
WITHOUT A WORRY IN THE WORLD, he’s won $13,500 and a $7,500 trip to the LaSource Resort in GRENADA from The Amazing Holiday.com.
Larry: $22K cash & Grenada/Anna: $5,500 WC/Andrea: $6,650 cash & gas
$3K Tossup: PLACE
R E _ W _ O D
_ _ _ E _ T
Larry’s up to $25K w/ a REDWOOD FOREST.
Round 4: THING
First from him are two T’s for $600, three E’s, but then the first dud all night long w/ A. Second, Anna BANKRUPTS next to the old WC location to hand over that cardboard piece. Third, Andrea lights up nothing w/ B. After Larry quickly loses another turn w/ S, Anna gets up there two L’s for $600 and the other valid vowel of two O’s, but she then duds out w/ V. Andrea follows w/ an R and two M’s at $300 apiece before the LaT strikes. Larry then puts up a $600 pair of C’s…
M O T O R C _ C L E
_ E L M E T
…he adds another $300 w/ a MOTORCYCLE HELMET.
DUDS: A (Larry), B (Andrea), S (Larry), V (Anna)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Anna
SOLE LaT: Larry
Larry: $26K cash & Grenada/Anna: $5,500/Andrea: $6,650 cash & gas
Round 4: IN THE KITCHEN (full $6K speed-up!)
_ _ T T _ R
_ N _ _ _
Andrea gets BUTTER KNIFE for $18K. Too bad she fell a little short of becoming the big winner…
DUDS: S (Larry), L (Anna)
Larry: $26K cash & Grenada/Anna: $5,500/Andrea: $24,650 cash & gas
BANKRUPT TRASH: WC
$100K Bonus Round
Mr. Smith lands on the N of SPIN.
T _ _ _ L E
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HCDA pretty much gives him the first word…
T A C _ L E
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…but he still wins this from Harry’s TACKLE BOX…
…$45K for a final total of $71K; he’s now your highest winner of ’12 by just $85!
MY EP. RATING: 8