EPISODE #5649: NEWLYWEDS WEEK
$1K Tossup: EVENT
T H _ O _ _ _ _ / _ H E
_ _ _ Q _ _ _
Cara remembers THROWING THE BOUQUET. Our next three teams…
Cara & Howard Tyson (1.5 yrs.): she’s an elementary band/orchestra teacher at Willow Dale ES while he’s the VP of engineering at a small software co. in Philly; they’re from Glenside, PA
Jessie & Mike Zwicker: he’s a 5th grade teacher at I.S. 125 in Queens while she’s a HS Math teacher at Valley Stream Central HS; they’re from Massapequa, NY and met on a blind date
Kristen & Jonathan Eyler (15 mos.): she’s a SAHM while he’s a railroad construction worker for a local railroading co. installing signal systems; they’re from Shepherdstown, WV
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
_ O _ K / _ _ F O _ E
_ O U / L _ _ P
The Zwickers rightly say “LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP”.
FEATURED SH: Brendan Vacation to Ireland from Hotwire worth $6,380
Jackpot Round: QUOTATION
The middle couple’s first picks are two T’s for the green 1/2 KIA, six E’s and S for sorry. Second, the Eylers have the same fate w/ an N call. Third, the Tysons find a $600 pair of H’s, three A’s, a $2,700 trio of R’s and a W for the other 1/2 KIA but next is a bad purchase in I. Back to the Zwickers who put up a $300 G and BANKRUPT near the WC to forfeit their plate and $1,050. The Eylers then light up a $1,200 pair of D’s…
W E / A R E
G A T H E R E D
H E R E / T _ D A _
…they say “WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY” for the other $800 and make this game a virtual three-way tie.
DUDS: S (Zwickers), N (Eylers), I (Tysons)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Zwickers
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $9K
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
The Eylers lead off w/ a TD T, three E’s, a $300 R and three A’s, followed by an N quartet for the trip but then the LaT. Second for the Tysons are a FP I (we didn’t hear the ding), an O to clean out the vowels, a $600 D, two L’s at the end for the WC, a $900 M but then B for bad. The Zwickers follow suit w/ a $1,200 C trio and a G via the MW near the MD one. They gamble the 12 Benjamins…and the $10K is there! Afterwards…
M A T I N G / A N D
C O N _ E R E N C E
C A L L
…they solve MATING AND CONFERENCE CALL for $11,200.
SOLE DUD: B (Zwickers)
SOLE LaT: Eylers
Tysons: $1K WC/Zwickers: $13,200/Eylers: $2K
PP Round: SAME LETTER
The Tysons get the SL of four S’s right away for $3,200, buy two E’s an an A, and BANKRUPT the same way the Zwickers did in R1 to lose $2,700 and the WC. Said middle team is second in line w/ two $900 N’s and the LaT. Third, the Eylers pick off a $2,400 N trio, an I and a $600 L pair, but that same BANKRUPT gets them again to the tune of $2,750. Back to the Tysons who put up an $1,100 pair of L’s but the sole dud vowel of O stops them. After the Zwickers buy the remaining twin U’s and light up a $400 C…
S P L E N D I D
S A N D
S C U L P _ U _ E S
…they’ll build some SPLENDID SAND SCULPTURES, because they’ve won $1,950 and a trip to the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe in the D.R. worth $6,360.
SOLE DUD: O (Tysons)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Tysons, Eylers)
SOLE LaT: Zwickers
Tysons: $1K/Zwickers: $21,510 cash & D.R./Eylers: $2K
$3K Tossup: TITLE
P R _ _ _ / A _ D
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E
The Tysons solve Jane Austen’s “PRIDE AND PREJUDICE” to x4 their $1K.
Round 4: WAYD (full $6K speed-up!)
Howard starts w/ two N’s but tries to call the obvious G during their thinking period. Two S’s get called later…
R _ S _ N G / T _ / T H _
_ _ _ _ S _ _ N
…and the Eylers are RISING TO THE OCCASION for $24K & the win! victory!
Tysons: $4K/Zwickers: $21,510 cash & D.R./Eylers: $26K
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $6,500
$100K Bonus Round
This is the second straight episode that a team doesn’t have anybody in the audience, but Kristen spins up the first A of AMERICA’S.
To start this 12-letter answer…
_ _ _ _ _ S
_ _ T _ _ R
CDP aren’t there, but two O’s do show up…
_ _ _ O _ S
_ _ T _ O R
…Kristen gets the second word of AUTHOR…and Jonathan gets the job done at the last sec., so they can buy plenty of book from any FAMOUS AUTHOR of their choice w/ $45K! That gives them $71K to take home!
MY EP. RATING: 8