EPISODE #6076: HALLOWEEN WEEK
VTR: July 10th (3rd taping day of season)
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
P _ _ _ I _ G / _ N
_ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _
I’m NOT PUTTING ON MY COSTUME (because I don’t have any), but Kari’s the first to score and here are Monday’s guests…
Kari Alison Hodge: Cal Tech grad w/ PhD who wrote a 300-page thesis on the detection of gravitational waves and condensed that into a seven-min. interpretive dance music video from L.A.
Jason Bruemmer: Navy M.P. from Port Orchard, WA
Lisa Bruno: international flight attendant who attended the Univ. of Kentucky (as did her sister and Hall of Fame father) from Aventura, FL
$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ _ F _ / S _ _ A
_ U _ H _ O _ _
Kari triples up w/ SOFT SOFA CUSHIONS.
FEATURED HALLOWEEN TRIP: Salem, MA w/ a stay at the Hawthorne Hotel worth $6,608
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: PartyCity
1/2 CAR: Nissan Versa Note S
(NOTE: Pat says that by this point in the tapings, Jim’s booth has been moved to where Pat can see him from his podium.)
Round 1: TITLE (bats wipe)
Kari gets the Salem trip right away w/ three T’s, buys four E’s, calls up two H’s for $1,600 and makes the purchase of four I’s, followed by two $500 W’s, two $600 V’s…
I _ T E _ V I E W
W I T H / T H E
V _ _ _ I _ E
…and her solve of “INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE” for $11,408 cash & Salem.
Kari: $14,408 cash & trip/Others: $0 each
Mystery Round: CHARACTERS
Jason picks up the WC right away w/ an S but then says F for flunk while on the MW near $800. Second, Lisa LOSES A TURN. Third, Kari claims the Party City GT w/ two T’s, buys four E’s an an A, picks off a $1K pair of H’s, and buys the I and four O’s to round out the vowels. Following a $1K pair of L’s and three W’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900…
W E _ E W O L _ E S
H O W L I _ _ / A T
T HE / _ O O _
…she hears some WEREWOLVES HOWLING AT THE MOON for another $4,500.
SOLE DUD: F (Jason)
SOLE LaT: Lisa
Kari: $18,908 cash & prizes 1/2 CAR/Others: $0 each
Before the next round of play, we see Jim’s new window (it’s in the middle of the audience).
PP/Express Round: PLACE
First, Lisa takes a T for the other 1/2 CAR, three R’s for $2,700, four E’s, and two A’s; that’s followed by a $550 N, a P for the last remaining plate, two U’s, but then a possibly fatal dud of S. Down Kari’s path second are a $500 K, two I’s, and two L’s while on EXPRESS. She GOES ABOARD…but her very next call of V will cost her $2,250 and her plate. After Jason blows his turn w/ H while on the EXPRESS…
N A T U R E / P A R K
& / _ I L _ L I _ E
R E _ U _ E
…Lisa just won $3,500, the $14,975 Versa Note, and a hotwire trip to a place w/ a NATURE PARK & WILDLIFE RESCUE…COSTA RICA at the Lapaz Waterfall Gardens worth $6,040; she jumps from worst first w/ a $24,515 round!
NON-BANKRUPT DUDS: S (Lisa), H (Jason)
SOLE BANKRUPT DUD: V (Kari)
Jason: WC/Lisa: $24,515 cash & gifts/Kari: $18,908 cash & treats
$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME
_ O H _ N Y
_ _ _ _
Lisa thinks it’s actor JOHNNY DEPP…yes it is.
Round 4: LIVING THINGS
Two $550 T’s get her started, but the sole dud vowel of E stops her just as quick. Second, Kari puts up three S’s for $2,400 and triple A’s, but the LaT bites both her and Jason. Lisa next puts up two R’s for $1,600 and two N’s for $1,400 extra, but it’s S-U time…
T A R A N T _ _ A S
& / S _ _ R _ _ _ N S
…and we have a $1,500 Final Spin. The middle lady then puts up the L…
T A R A N T _ L A S
& / S _ _ R _ _ _ N S
…and she turns these TARANTULAS & SCORPIONS into another $5,350.
SOLE DUD (before FS): E (Lisa)
LaTs: 2 (opposition)
Jason: $1K CANDY/Lisa: $32,865 cash & treats (includes car)/Kari: $18,908 cash & treats
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding Kari’s plate): $2,250
$100K Bonus Round
This week’s in-studio vehicle could be another treat for Lisa — a MINI Cooper Hardtop. Her spin somehow hangs on to the A of GAME (although it nearly landed on the G).
_ _ _ N T
T _ E / _ _ _
PCMO is good for…
P O _ N T
T _ E / _ _ _
…only the first two words, so she doesn’t POINT THE WAY to victory. I can tell you right now that she just missed out on becoming the highest non-million winner of the season…
…AND IT WAS THE BIG ONE — SHE’S THE FIRST $100,000 LOSER OF THE SEASON. OUCH. If she had chosen A as her vowel, she would’ve won.
$5K SPIN ID: MS9490673
Some of the staff w/ their kids in costume appear at the end.
MY EP. RATING: 6 (started out great but it really took a turn for the worse in the end)