EPISODE #5613: WHEEL ACROSS AMERICA
$1K Tossup: PLACE
I N T _ _ S _ A _ E
H I G H _ A Y
Heidi gets off the INTERSTATE HIGHWAY at a good time to score first among this group…
Heidi Bird: softball coach at Simi Valley High School and former four-year Arizona State University softball player from Vista, CA
Steve Brenner: technical sales director for a security software co. from Grafton, MA
Donna Perkins: Tennessee Tech University student who will graduate on May 5th and become an elementary school teacher from Chattanooga, TN; she also served in the Army for 16 yrs.
$2K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN
_ _ E / _ _ _ _ M
_ _ K _ _
Heidi quickly triples up w/ an ICE CREAM MAKER.
FEATURED TRIP: MacArthur Place in Sonoma Valley from Hotwire worth $5,500
Jackpot Round: TITLE
The first letters this evening are two Jackpot R’s, six E’s, an H for the MDW, a $400 R and two A’s, followed by four N’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, three $300 D’s, and two I’s…
T H E
D E _ _ A R A T I _ N / _ _
I N D E _ E N D E N _ E
…she solves “THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE” for $3,550.
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6,700
Donna: $0/Hedi: $6,550 1/2 KIA MDW/Steve: $0
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Steve’s off to a sour start w/ S. Second, Donna gets two $800 R’s but no more w/ a dud of T. Third, Heidi LOSES A TURN. Steve restarts w/ a $500 D, two E’s and three As, and the SL of four B’s for the Red Roof Inn gift tag, but he and Donna dud out on the WC w/ N and L, respectively. Heidi next puts up a $900 C double, a U, a $500 Y, a $300 K, before making the fatal purchase of the sole dud vowel of O. Steve then gets the CA trip w/ a G…
B _ G
B A C K Y A R D
B A R B E Q U E
…he’s won $6,500 in prizes w/ a BIG BACKYARD BARBEQUE.
DUDS: S (Steve), T (Donna), N (Steve), L (Donna), O (Heidi)
SOLE LaT: Heidi
Donna: ZERO/Hedi: $6,550 1/2 KIA MDW/Steve: $6,500 in prizes
PP Round: PHRASE
Donna starts w/ her third straight dud of R. Heidi secondly plugs in an N and two T’s at $300 apiece, three E’s, two H’s for another $600 and four I’s, followed by an M trio for a duplicate of the blue 1/2 KIA, and a $500 G. Here we go…
I ‘ M / H _ _ I N G
T H E / T I M E / _ _
M _ / _ I _ E
She rightly admits “I’M HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE” for $18K cash and Soul plus a trip to ANTIGUA’S St. James’s Club worth $7,140!
SOLE DUD: R (Donna)
Donna: ZILCH/Hedi: $31,690 cash & prizes MDW/Steve: $6,500 in prizes
$3K Tossup: LANDMARK
H O _ _ _ R
D A _
Steve finally gets some money w/ the HOOVER DAM.
Round 4: FICTIONAL CHARACTER (full $1,300 speed-up)
After a C request by Steve…
L _ _ B _ R _ _ C _
P _ _ L / B _ N _ _ N
…he IDs LUMBERJACK PAUL BUNYAN for $3,900.
DUDS: S (Steve), T (Donna), D (Steve), H (Donna)
Donna: $1K GOOSEEGG/Hedi: $31,690 cash & prizes MDW/Steve: $13,400 cash & prizes
NO BANKRUPTS THIS GAME!
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #9
Attempting to become the new all-time top winner on the show, Ms. Bird’s flown to the S of SPIN.
Let’s see that RSTLNE legend…
_ _ T / _ _
S _ _ _ T
CMPU only adds the vowel…
_ U T / _ _
S _ _ _ T
…she doesn’t even get the first word right w/ GUT. This is going OUT OF SIGHT because she doesn’t win it…
…$40K. Not very well played.
$1M SPOT: I of AMERICA’S
MY EP. RATING: 7