EPISODE #5609: SHOPPING SPREE
$1K Tossup: LANDMARK
_ _ _ _ / _ F
_ M _ _ _ _ _
Anna buzzes in prematurely.
_ _ _ _ / O F
A M _ _ _ _ A
Michael IDs the MALL OF AMERICA in Minnesota. Next three customers…
Michael Keeley: probation officer and former elementary school teacher from San Diego
Lisa McClain: real estate agent from Mission Viejo, CA
Anna Cinar: science elementary school teacher at Stanley Elementary in Waltham as well as a professor at Framingham State University from Watertown, MA
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
S _ P _ _ _ _ I _ G
C A _ T
It doesn’t take a SUPPORTING CAST for Michael to triple his money.
FEATURED SS: HomeGoods
Jackpot Round: PERSON
His first letters this evening are three T’s for $900, two E’s, a TD S, and four A’s, followed by a TD M, three O’s, and two Jackpot N’s…
A / M E A T – A N _ –
_ O T A T O E S
_ _ N _ / O _ / _ _ _
…he claims to be A MEAT-AND-POTATOES KIND OF GUY, because he’s won a $10,800 pot plus the $6,150 he’s got for a total of $16,950 in that round alone!
Michael: $19,950/Ladies: $0 each
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Here goes Lisa w/ a T for the blue 1/2 KIA, two A’s, two S’s for the HomeGoods SS, and two E’s, but the MDW’s right side forces her to hand over both non-cash items. Second, Anna gets the WC w/ three R’s but LaTs out just as quick. Third for Michael are a $1,500 P trio, two O’s, the I single, a $900 L, a $00 C, and the last vowel of U. After a $300 G…
P A P E R / O R
P L A S T I C
S U R G E O _
…he doesn’t have the choice of a PAPER OR PLASTIC SURGEON, but he’s won another $2,450.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Lisa
SOLE LaT: Anna
Michael: $22,400/Lisa: ZIP/Anna: WC
PP Round: EVENT
Anna starts an important round w/ a $400 R, four E’s, but then the BANKRUPT next to $900 to hand over $150 and the WC. Second, Mike gets the same fate on the same side of the MDW. Third, Lisa takes four $300 T’s and two H’s, buys vowel singles of A and O, but then BANKRUPTS the same way Anna did to give up $1,700; that’s her second one of the game. Said lady at the end also has her second BANKRUPT w/ the one next to TD. Mike’s second try has him putting up a $600 B, the remaining vowels, a $1K S pair for the same 1/2 KIA, an $1,800 N double, and a $500 G before he says a fatal dud of L. Lisa then gets the TicketsNow gift tag w/ two C’s…
T H E / S U NS E T T I N G
O V E R / T H E
_ A C I _ I C
…and she’ll be seeing THE SUN SETTING OVER THE PACIFIC, because she’s won a Hotwire.com trip to Kaanapali Beach Hotel in MAUI worth $5,614.
SOLE DUD: L (Michael)
BANKRUPTS: 4 (Anna 2x)
Michael: $22,400/Lisa: $6,614 in prizes/Anna: BAD SHAPE
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
_ _ E _ _ / _ O R
S _ C _ _ _ S
Lisa knows how to DRESS FOR SUCCESS, so she’s up to $9,614.
Round 4: PHRASE (full $1,600 speed-up)
After said middle lady picks the H…
T O O T _ _ _ / _ O U R
O _ _ / H O R _
…while you guys are TOOTING YOUR OWN HORN, she’s won $4,800.
DUDS: S (Anna), L (Michael)
Michael: $22,400/Lisa: $14,414 cash & prizes/Anna: $1K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding cardboard): $6,850 cash & SS
$100K Bonus Round
Mike’s landed on the S of AMERICA’S.
_ / _ E _
L _ _ _ _ S
PBDA adds at least an A…
A / _ E _
L A _ _ _ S
…but not much else, and he doesn’t give us A FEW LAUGHS for $35K.
MY EP. RATING: 6 (thanks to that awful R3)