EPISODE #5652: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 5)
Most of this week will take place on the generic set. The car for this episode is the Nissan Rogue, meaning we’re on “Weekend Getaways”.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
D E T _ _ _ _
_ _ C H _ _ _ N
Jerrie locates DETROIT, MICHIGAN. Meeting the solvers right now…
Jerrie Cummings: physical therapist of 21 years from DeWitt, AR
Estela Martinez: married to a First Class Naval Petty Officer from Point Magu, CA (I think she’s a stand-by for Military Spouses Wk.)
Eric Archer: four-yr. Marine Corps veteran who’s working at a Philadelphia area grocery store and is a part-time basketball announcer from Franklinville, NJ
$2K Tossup: PERSON
S _ O O _ H
T A _ _ _ R
Eric’s a SMOOTH TALKER, at least right now.
FEATURED TRIP: Palace Hotel in S.F. worth $5,200
Jackpot Round: SAME LETTER
He first calls an automatic dud of T while on the green 1/2 KIA. Second, Jerrie says N for negative #2. Third, Estella gets the same 1/2 KIA w/ three R’s, two L’s for $1,100 more, an I, a $600 D and two E’s, then come two U’s, the SL of three B’s for $1,500 more, two O’s, and M for mistake while on the WC. Eric then puts up the last consonants of two F’s for $800…
B R O I L E D
B U F F _ L O
B U R G E R
…and we throw in another $200 as he eats a BROILED BUFFALO BURGER.
DUDS: T (Eric), N (Jerrie), M (Estela)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $9,050
Eric: $3K/Jerrie: $1K/Estela: $0
Mystery Round: FICTIONAL PLACE
Jerrie starts w/ two S’s and turns down the $2K offer for what’s under the MW near the MDW…money! Next up are two T’s for $1,800, three E’s, five O’s, two A’s, but the BANKRUPT near the WC blows up in her face costing her $11,050. Second, Estela gets the other normal BANKRUPT. Third, Eric finds an $800 R, two N’s for the S.F. trip, and two I’s to clean out the vowels, but after a $2,400 H trio is the LaT. Down Jerrie’s path next are six L’s for $3K and two M’s for the DVDEmpire.com gift tag…
_ L A R _ / _ E N T ‘ S
_ H I L _ H O O _
H O M E T O _ N / O _
S M A L L _ I L L E
…she solves CLARK KENT’S CHILDHOOD HOMETOWN OF SMALLVILLE for $4K.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
SOLE LaT: Eric
Eric: $3K/Jerrie: $5K cash & DVDs/Estela: SCORELESS
PP Round: PHRASE
Estela’s starters are a $300 T, two $300 N’s, six E’s, a $600 R pair, and two I’s, then come a $550 H and M for mistake. Second, Eric captures three W’s for $2,700, an A, but then S for sorry while on the other 1/2 KIA. Jerrie then inserts a $900 trio of L’s…
_ _ _ / N E _ E R
_ N _ W / W H E R E
L I _ E / W I L L
T A _ E / _ _ _
…she says “YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE LIFE WILL TAKE YOU” to add that amount and $5,100 trip to the Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort in ARUBA.
DUDS: M (Estela), S (Eric)
Eric: $3K/Jerrie: $11K cash & prizes/Estela: BAD SHAPE
$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
_ P O R T _
_ _ _ O P E _ S
Eric doubles up his $3K w/ SPORTS BLOOPERS.
Round 4: TV QUOTE
He first puts up a TD S, three E’s, and a $15K H trio before we hear the S-U Bell…
_ E _ H / _ H _ _ ‘ S
_ H E / _ _ _ _ E _
…the consonants each pay off at $1,300. Next up are five T’s…
_ E _ H / T H _ T ‘ ST H E / T _ _ _ E T
…BUT HE BLANKS OUT W/ $26,250 ON THE LINE; oh no. After the A’s are lit…
_ E A H / T H A T ‘ S
T H E / T _ _ _ E T
…Estela likely sealed her fate w/ a guess of “YEAH, THAT’S THE TALENT”, not knowing that Jerrie’s L call is a dud. Eric then puts up the C…
_ E A H / T H A T ‘ S
T H E / T _ C _ E T
…he says “YEAH, THAT’S THE TICKET” for $27,550!
SOLE DUD (after bell): L (Jerrie)
SOLE DQ OF THE GAME: Estela’s blown solve
Eric: $33,550/Jerrie: $11K cash & prizes/Estela: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH: $11,050
$100K Bonus Round
Eric spins up the M of AMERICA’S.
There are plenty of choices when Vanna shows him…
_ _ _ _ _
S _ _ R T S
PMDO is good for…
_ _ _ _ _
S _ O R T S
…only the second word. Left behind in this pair of KHAKI SHORTS is $30K.
MY EP. RATING: 7