EPISODE #5593: WEEKEND GETAWAYS
$1K Tossup: THINGS
_ A _ U _ _ A Y / A N D
_ U _ D A _
Devon (a female) knows that SATURDAY AND SUNDAY make up a typical weekend. Wed.’s contesti…
Devon Wood: catering sales manager for a convention center in Philadelphia who once bumped into Pat while she was cleaning up from Westchester, PA
Ed Ludwig: telecom specialist from Omaha, NE
Sara Lytsell: dental assistant from Myrtle Creek, OR
$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
_ H I R _ _ N G
S P A R _ _ _ S
Sara hears these CHIRPING SPARROWS.
FEATURED WG: Avenue Inn Bed & Breakfast in N.O. w/ BedadBreakfast.com airfare worth $7K
Jackpot Round: SHOW BIZ
An $1,800 R pairing gets her started, but the LaT gets her just as quick. Devon secondly strikes out w/ T. Third, Ed puts in three N’s for 900, two E’s and four A’s, a $300 L, and two I’s before saying a dud of P. Sara resumes her play w/ a $1,650 D trio, two O’s, but then the BANKRUPT near WC to forfeit the $3,200 remainder. After an LaT hit by Devon, Ed picks up the N.O. wedge w/ an M, two C’s for another $700, a U and the green 1/2 KIA w/ a Y. But just as his nametag falls, he’s falling back to NOTHING, too, because he’s BANKRUPTED near TD to give up $8,400 cash & trip plus his plate. Following Sara’s bad B call, Devon puts up the $1,200 J pairing, a $500 G and a $300 K before finally going for the solve…
A M E R I C A N
I D O L / J U D G E
R A N D Y / J A C K _ O N
…“AMERICAN IDOL” JUDGE RANDY JACKSON triples up her $1K.
DUDS: T (Devon), P (Ed), B (Sara)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Sara, Ed)
LaTs: 2 (women)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $10,950
Devon: $3K/Ed: $0/Sara: $2K
Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK
Devon instantly gets the Vegas.com gift tag w/ a T, then she says two $350 R’s but then L for loss. Ed secondly puts up two N’s for the other 1/2 KIA, five A’s, a $1K B pair, a $300 D, and an E to finish the second half of the answer, but he then repeats the L while on the WC. Following Sara’s $500 S for the green 1/2 KIA, she hits the MDW’s right side; that’s her second BANKRUPT of the game. Two M’s and a W are said by Devon for another $300 a pop…
M _ _ S TW A R M
B A N A N A
B R E A D
…and she eats some MOIST, WARM BANANA BREAD for $2,600 cash & GT.
SOLE DUD: L (Devon)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sara
SOLE DQ: Ed’s L repeat
Devon: $5,600 cash & GT/Ed: ZERO/Sara: $2K
PP Round: SONG LYRICS
The scoreless Ed starts off w/ five T’s for three grand and three E’s, but the H ends his turn. Second for Sara are a $1,200 pair of S’s, but the L fails a lady again (she was on the green 1/2 KIA). Third, Devon takes a $500 G, a FP P, and a $300 D before we see…
_ ‘ _ E / G _ T / T _ _
T _ _ _ E T S / T _
P _ _ _ D _ S E
…she solves Eddie Money’s “I’VE GOT TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE” for $1,300 and a trip to ST. LUCIA’S Windjammer Landing from Hotwire.com worth $5,640.
DUDS: H (Ed), L (Sara)
Devon: $12,540 cash & prizes/Ed: ZILCH/Sara: $2K
$3K Tossup: PERSON
C _ _ S S
M _ _ T _ R
Devon isn’t a CHESS MASTER, but she’s up to $15,540.
Round 4: PHRASE (full $1,300 speed-up)
Two S’s are said by Sara early on…
_ _ S T / _ _ T
N _ T / _ _ _ S T
…but she blows the $2,600 solve w/ FIRST BUT NOT LAST. Devon tries to take advantage w/ two L’s…
L _ S T / _ _ T
N _ T / L _ _ S T
…and LAST BUT NOT LEAST, she’s won $7,800 extra.
SOLE DQ: Sara’s blown solve
Devon: $23,340 cash & prizes/Ed: $1K GOOSEEGG/Sara: $2K
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plates): $12,100 cash & N’awlins
$100K Bonus Round
Devon lands on that ‘.
Good RSTLNE help…
_ _ _ T E
_ L _ _ E S
MDPA is absolutely no good, so her game’s over. She does get the first word of WHITE GLOVES, but she’s the third straight $30K loser.
MY EP. RATING: 6