Could this be the week that we finally have our first $100K winner of S29? Let’s find out.
EPISODE #5616: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 4)
We’re kicking things off on the Hawaii set.
$1K Tossup: PROPER NAME
D A V _
_ _ O C _ _ _ T
Simms Haguewood: senior at Ole Miss majoring in elementary education who’s also a teacher from Tupelo, MS
Dave Zachary: international documentations specialist and runner of two marathons who sings in his car from time to time from Brockton, MA
Anesha Williams: Kindergarten teacher at Venetian Hills ES and stuffed animal collector (she got most of them from her mom) who has an identical twin from Jonesboro, GA
$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ A _ I L _
H E I R _ O O _ S
Dave solves FAMILY HEIRLOOMS.
FEATURED TRIP: Club Med Sandpiper Bay in FL worth $5,500
Jackpot Round: OCCUPATION
Getting him started are five T’s for $1,500, buys of two A’s and three E’s, but then the LaT. Second, Anesha claims the green 1/2 KIA w/ two N’s, buys U and I, picks up the BnBFinder gift tag w/ two S’s, and purchases that last vowel of O…
U N I T E _
S T A T E S
A T T O _ N E _
…she solves UNITED STATES ATTORNEY for $1,250 in cash & GT.
SOLE LaT OF THE ROUND: Dave
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $5,800
Anesha: $1,250 cash & GT 1/2 KIA/Simms: $1K/Dave: $2K
Mystery Round: RHYME TIME
Anesha’s next call of T is no good. Second, Simms FPs two E’s, picks up the same 1/2 KIA w/ four R’s, and buys two A’s before saying D for dud. Third, Dave catches three S’s for $1,500, two I’s, a $300 M and the leftover two O’s, then comes his second LaT of the night. Next for Anesha are a $500 H while on the same wedge where Simms got her plate, $400 F and a FP P…
A P R I _
S H O _ E R S
_ R I _ _ / M A _
F _ O _ E R S
…she says “APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS” for $1,400 more (it could’ve been $16,400 cash & Soul had it not been for Simms).
DUDS: T (Anesha), D (Simms)
SOLE LaT OF THE ROUND: Dave
Anesha: $2,650 cash & GT 1/2 KIA/Simms: $1K/Dave: $2K
PP Round: PHRASE
Simms wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Dave secondly puts up three $500 T’s but no more w/ the sole dud vowel of A. Third for Anesha are an $1,100 S pairing, two E’s, a $300 R, three I’s, and an O pair before she says L for loss. Simms then picks off two $900 M’s, a FP U to clean out the vowels, and three S’s while on that same 1/2 KIA…
I / M U S T
_ E / _ O I _ G
S O M E T _ I _ G
R I G _ T
…she says “I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT”, because she’s won $3,300 plus a $5,500 Hotwire trip to the The Fairmont Chateau WHISTLER.
DUDS: A (Dave), L (Anesha)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Simms
Anesha: $2,650 cash & GT/Simms: $9,800 cash & Canada/Dave: $2K
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ R O P I _ / O F
_ A _ R I _ O R _
Dave solves the TROPIC OF CAPRICORN to go up to $5K.
Round 4: SHOW BIZ
First from his mouth are a $300 T but then S for sorry. Second, Anesha gets into BANKRUPT trouble near TD. Third, Simms spots a $300 R and an $800 C, buys an E and A quintet, and puts up a $600 D pair before the other BANKRUPT nails her to the tune of $1,200. Dave then puts up two M’s for $600 and FPs three N’s…
A C A D E M _ / A _ A R D
N _ M _ N A T _ _ N
…no ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION for him but another $2,400 is added to his overall bank.
SOLE DUD: S (Dave)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)
Anesha: $2,650 cash & GT/Simms: $9,800 cash & Canada/Dave: $7,400
Round 5: FUN & GAMES (full $1,450 speed-up)
Anesha puts up the frontloading B to leave only two consonants unexposed…
B _ T T _ N G
_ _ G _ _
…she solves BATTING CAGES for another $2,900.
DUDS: R (Simms), M (Anesha), L (Simms)
Anesha: $5,550 cash & GT/Simms: $9,800 cash & Canada/Dave: $7,400
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,200
$100K Bonus Round
Simms takes the & envelope.
She needs some good help in the bottom line…
_ E T / T _ E
_ _ R _ / _ _ T
HCBO adds besides the obvious H…
_ E T / T H E
_ O R _ / O _ T
GET THE WORD OUT now, Simms…but she TOTALLY BLOWS IT w/ WET THE FORK OUT, PET THE WORK OUT and MET THE WORK OUT. That costs her $30K.
MY EP. RATING: 3