EPISODE #6096: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 1)
We kick off this season’s AG weeks on the set where Sarah Manchester won the million — “Teachers Week”.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ O _ U _ _ U S
O _ I _
Chris locates COLUMBUS, OHIO, and here are the educators…
Chris Edge-Christensen: 4th Grade teacher at Kings Glen ES for about three decades from Springfield, VA
Ignacio “Nacho” Brache, Jr.: Orange Lutheran HS Spanish teacher who coaches football, golf & soccer from Anaheim
Stephanie Snyder: Bernice Matthews ES 1st Grade teacher from Reno, NV
$2K Tossup: PERSON
V _ _ U N T _ E R
F _ R _ F _ G _ T _ R
Stephanie has control w/ VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER.
FEATURED $6,016 TRIP: Durango, CO
Gift Tag: Restaurant.com
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
Getting her started are a $700 T, an $800 H, and three I’s, but she then LOSES A TURN. Second, Chris calls up a $900 W, a FP N, three A’s, three S’s for another $2,400, and three E’s to clean out the vowels, followed by three D’s for the CO trip, two $600 C’s, two P’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 and an L for the MDW. But she still doesn’t know the second word, so she goes on…and she calls a MAJOR DUD of R to let $13,016 cash & trip plus the MDW go to waste. Nacho then puts up the $900 M and Y singles to complete the board…
C A N D I E D / Y A M S
W I T H / S L I C E D
A P P L E S
…and he wins his first $1,800.
SOLE DUD: R (Chris)
SOLE LaT: Stephanie
Chris: $1K/Nacho: $1,800/Stephanie: $2K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Chris’ road to redemption begins w/ three N’s for $1,650, an A, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose the $1,400 remainder. Second, Nacho picks up a $900 S, two E’s and an I, twin T’s for the WC, and the other two vowels, then come a $500 D, three R’s for $2,100 more, two C’s to add $1,600, and the remaining double P’s to throw in another grand…
U N D E R
C O N S T R U C T I O N
P A P E R
…another $6,100 is his.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Chris
Chris: $1K/Nacho: $7,900 WC/Stephanie: $2K
(NOTES: According to this year’s Secret Santa Sweepstakes promo, the final totals will not only be matched to their at-home partners but also donated to Children’s Miracle Network charities of their choices. Also, the car up for grabs is the same one used on SP week — the Ford Flex SEL.)
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Our current leader kicks off w/ a $1K pair of T’s, three E’s, a $500 H, an A and six I’s, then he says three $500 S’s, the last vowel of O and a $600 M before he sees…
I M A _ I _ E / T H E
_ O S S I _ I _ I T I E S
…he banks another $2,600 and will IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES on his trip to The Springs Resort & Spa in COSTA RICA worth $6,800.
Chris: $1K/Nacho: $17,300 cash & C.R. WC/Stephanie: $2K
$3K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN
_ A S S E _ _ _ E
_ _ _ _
Stephanie grabs a CASSEROLE DISH.
Round 4: THINGS
First up are three FP A’s, three $600 N’s, but then the signal for S-U Mode…
_ _ _ A N _ _ _ _ / A N _
_ _ _ _ A N _ _ _ _
…and the leftover consonants are worth $1,700 a pop. Two L’s are later said by said blue player…
T _ _ A N _ L _ S / A N D
_ _ _ T A N _ L _ S
…and she solves TRIANGLES AND RECTANGLES for $6,900.
Chris: $1K/Nacho: $17,300 cash & C.R. WC/Stephanie: $11,900
Yes Chris, you’re gonna have to bake yams on this Thanksgiving week.
BANKRUPT TRASH (all by Chris): $1,400
$100K Bonus Round
Nacho spins up that A of GAME.
This biggie starts out as…
T _ E / _ _ _ L E
_ _ L L / _ _ / _ _ _
DCFO and M doesn’t add much besides the obvious fourth word…
T _ E / _ _ O L E
_ _ L L / O F / _ _ _
…too bad he doesn’t win THE WHOLE BALL OF WAX, because that solve is only worth the damn minimum. And he was forced to say the entire solution again after pausing on the last two words.
$5K SPIN ID: RP4035751
In the end chat, Pat jokingly says that Thanksgiving is held for the first time ever on a Thurs. when it’s usually the fourth Thursday of November.
MY EP. RATING: 7