EPISODE #5651: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 5)
This season-ending week begins on the set of “American Landmarks”.
$1K Tossup: LANDMARK
T H _ / _ A _ I O _ A L
_ A _ L
Tina doesn’t know.
T H _ / N A _ I O _ A L
M A _ L
Tamara solves THE NATIONAL MALL. Going down the line in meeting them…
Tamara Scruggs: IRS revenue officer from McDonough, GA
Dan Lindner: 9th Grade Algebra teacher and football, basketball & wrestling coach who has visited 19 countries (most recently Japan; Australia is next on his list) from Bellvue, WA
Tina Dauzat: LSU junior studying Elementary Education from Pineville, LA
$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
T – S H I _ T / _ N D
B _ U _ / _ E A N _
Tina pauses again, but gets the right answer of T-SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS.
FEATURED TRIP: Omni Hotel & Resort on Amelia Island Plantation in FL
Jackpot Round: PROPER NAME
Tina’s first calls are three N’s for $900, three A’s, but then T for terrible. Second, Tamara picks up the MDW w/ two S’s, an R for the Bed Bath & Beyond gift tag, a $600 B and three I’s before she duds out w/ an O buy. Third, Dan puts up two L’s for $900 but then BANKRUPTS near TD. Tina then buys the last vowel of E, FPs two $500 M’s and lights up the leftover W’s for another grand…
N E W S M A N
B R I A N
W I L L I A M S
…she IDs NBC NEWSMAN BRIAN WILLIAMS for another $2,400.
DUDS: T (Tina), O (Tamara)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dan
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,900
Tamara: $1K/Dan: $0/Tina: $4,400
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Tamara leads off w/ a $600 T, the frontloading $550 S, three A’s and an E, two R’s for the blue 1/2 KIA and a $600 W to complete the second word of WATER, then she buys the leftover vowels (all singles) before BANKRUPTING near TD to lose $1,500 and the plate. Dan then inserts a $400 B, a $600 B, two L’s for the trip, and a $1K F pair…
S _ A R _ L I N _
W A T E R
B U F F A L O
…he solves SPARKLING WATER BUFFALO for $7,288 cash & trip.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Tamara
Tamara: $1K/Dan: $7,288 cash & FL/Tina: $4,400
PP Round: PHRASE
The man begins w/ three T’s for $1,650 but then N for no. Tina secondly lights up a $550 S, three A’s and I’s, two R’s for $900 and three E’s…
E S T I _ A T E _
T I _ E / _ _
A R R I _ A _
…she solves ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL for $700 and a $7,500 trip to the LaSource in GRENADA.
SOLE DUD: N (Dan)
Tamara: $1K/Dan: $7,288 cash & FL/Tina: $12,600 cash & Grenada
$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
B _ S _ O N / _ R _ _ M
_ I _
Tina tastes some BOSTON CREAM PIE to up her score to $15,600.
Round 4: RHYME TIME
First up are a $300 N, a $500 S, but then A for awful. Second for Tamara are a $500 T, triple E’s, but then R for roadblock. Third, Dan takes an $800 C but then the other dud vowel on the board (I). Next for Tina are three O’s, a $900 W, a $500 B, a $900 K and a $450 L…
O N E / T W O
B _ C K L E / _ _ / S _ O E
…and she solves the famous nursery rhyme line “ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE” for $3,050 more.
DUDS: A (Tina), R (Tamara), I (Dan)
Tamara: $1K/Dan: $7,288 cash & FL/Tina: $18,650 cash & Grenada
Round 5: WAYD? (full $1,300 speed-up)
Tamra later calls the P…
T _ R _ _ _ N _
_ / P _ R T _
…she was THROWING A PARTY while she’s watching herself, so she’s won another $3,900.
Tamara: $4,900/Dan: $7,288 cash & FL/Tina: $18,650 cash & Grenada
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $2,400
$100K Bonus Round
Replacing the Winnebago on this episode is a Mazda MX-5 Miata. Tina lands on the E of AMERICA’S.
I know this already…
_ R _ _ _ N _ L
_ _ N E R
CFDO adds nothing but two O’s…
O R _ _ _ N _ L
O _ N E R
…and she’s officially th 70th BR winner of the season and a non-ORIGINAL OWNER of the $30K (Jim: “Tina, You can afford some new shoes & then some…”), so she leaves w/ $48,650 cash & trip.
MY EP. RATING: 7