EPISODE #5653: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 5)
The Honda Accord Coupe is available, so we’re on “Exotic Far East”.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
R _ D _ _
_ O W _ _ Y
Kim might not a RODEO COWBOY, but she’s rounded up her first bit of money. Interview time…
Kim Nash: HS Spanish teacher and graduate student who’s traveling w/ her students to Argentina soon from Oxford, CT
Zoey Davis: personal assistant from Decatur, GA
Paul Franzonia: I.T. auditor who once met the Pope & President Clinton while he was in grade school from Glenolden, PA
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ U S _ / _ _ _ R
I N _ T I _ _ T _
Kim barely gets the correct answer of TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS to triple her money.
FEATURED TRIP (sponsored by “The Amazing Spider-Man”): NY worth $5K
Jackpot Round: FOOD & DRINK
First, she lands on the Jackpot way too early, but she duds out anyway w/ T. Second, Zoey calls up a $400 R, an N for the WC and two S’s for $1K, but she then buys the E twice in a row. Third, Paul BANKRUPTS next to the vacant WC. Back to Kim who says two T’s for $1,200, three H’s for the NYC trip, and two A’s, then come a $600 M, two I’s to round out the vowels, and two L’s for $1,100 more…
_ R I L L E D
H A M / & / _ H E E S E
S A N D _ I _ H
…she’ll probably eat a GRILLED HAM & CHEESE SANDWICH while in NY, because she’s won that plus another $2,400 in spending money.
SOLE DUD: T (Kim)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Paul
SOLE DQ: Zoey’s E repeat
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,950
Kim: $10,400 cash & NYC/Zoey: WC/Paul: $0
Mystery Round: AROUND THE HOUSE
Zoey the lead-off lady begins w/ a T and three R’s courtesy of her WC to pick up $14K, then she buys all of the available vowels that isn’t U…
_ I _ I T A _
_ I _ E O
R E _ O R _ E R
…and solves DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER for the leftover $13K.
Kim: $10,400 cash & NYC/Zoey: $13K/Paul: ZIP
PP Round: PLACES
Paul first picks of the S’s for the green 1/2 KIA, three E’s, but no more w/ an R call. Second for Kim are a $450 T, a $500 N, four A’s, an H for the Bed Bath & Beyond gift tag, and an I, followed by the SL of three B’s for $1,800, a $1,600 L double and a $7K C pair…
B E A _ T I _ _ L
B L A C _ / S A N _
B E A C H E S
She’s won $11,850 cash & GT and will enjoy the BEAUTIFUL BLACK SAND BEACHES of HAWAII at the Hilton Waikoloa Village worth $6,715.
SOLE DUD: R (Paul)
Kim: $28,965 cash & trip/Zoey: $13K/Paul: ZILCH
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ H _ / _ O L _ R _ _ O
_ _ _ E _
Paul locates THE COLORADO RIVER to finally break through.
Round 4: WAYD?
Both he and Kim BANKRUPT near TD right out of the gate. Zoey next puts up the obvious (two $500 M’s, the I and the $800 G) before we go into S-U Mode…
_ _ _ _ _ I N G
_ _ _ / _ _ _ N _ _
…and it’s a $1,550 Final Spin. After a P request…
_ _ T _ _ I N G
T _ _ / P _ _ N T S
…Kim’s WATERING THE PLANTS for said FS amount.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Paul and Kim)
Kim: $30,515 cash & trip/Zoey: $13K/Paul: $3K
BANKRUPT TRASH: NONE!
$100K Bonus Round
Kim lands on the E of GAME.
Category: LIVING THING
Here’s the third letter of this one-wordy…
_ _ T _ _ _ _ _
PMDA put in…
_ A T _ _ D _ _
…but this WATCHDOG catches her and she doesn’t win the Accord.
MY EP. RATING: 7