EPISODE #6100: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 1)
This week ends on the set of “Great Outdoors”.
$1K Tossup: THING
_ _ _ / _ _ T _ _ S B _ _ G
A _ _ _ _ _ _
Mike quickly solves Abraham Lincoln’s THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS. The Black Friday panel this year…
Mike Richards: web designer & active in animal rescue from L.A. (obviously NOT the EP of “Price is Right” or “Let’s Make a Deal”)
Erica Sullivan: preschool teacher for a couple yrs. who loves reading & making up stories from Napa
Kathleen Boyd: nurse anesthetist from Winston-Salem
$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME
M _ _ _ O
J U _ _ _
Mike is not giving any MUMBO JUMBO thus far, so he’s tripled up.
FEATURED $6K SS: Cooking.com
Round 1: ON THE MAP
He leads off w/ three T’s for the Restaurant.com gift tag, two E’s and three O’s, triple H’s for $1,650, a $900 S and the rest of the vowels, then he FPs two R’s and duds out w/ L. Second, Erica picks up both halves of the Ford Fiesta w/ F and M, respectively (she got the one near the orange $900 first), but she then BANKRUPTS near TD to lose that car along w/ $1K in potential gas money. Ouch. After Kathleen hits the MDW’s left side…
T H E / S O U T H
R I M / O F / T H E
_ R A _ _ / _ A _ _ O _
…Mike locates THE SOUTH RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON for $4,800 cash & GT.
SOLE DUD: L (Mike)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Ladies: $0 each/Mike: $7,800 cash & GT
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Erica, who suffered that tough car loss in the last round, starts her road to recovery w/ two N’s for $1,600 and buys all of the available vowels that isn’t U; afterwards, she FPs an L but then says an unfortunate dud of T while on TD. Second, Kathleen picks up that MDW w/ a J only to give it right back to the BANKRUPT near $650. Third, Mike puts up quad C’s for $3,200 and a $1,300 R pair…
C R A C _ E R
J A C _
N I C _ O L _ O N
…he solves CRACKER JACK NICHOLSON for the $4,500 in his bank.
SOLE DUD: T (Erica)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Kathleen
Ladies: $0 each/Mike: $12,300 cash & GT
PP/Express Round: SAME LETTER
Kathleen kicks off w/ a $500 N, but the same BANKRUPT from the last round gets her and Mike. Third, Erica LaTs out. Back to Kathleen who inserts an S via EXPRESS and HOPS ABOARD…
Next Choices: R, three E’s, I, CRASH w/ D (she loses $1,500 and now has four of ’em to her credit)
Mike’s second turn sees him putting up a $500 T, two A’s, a $600 L, two O’s to finish off the vowels, and the SL of five $500 M’s…
M E M O R A _ L E
M A _ I _
M O M E N T S
…he pockets another $4,100 and will have MEMORABLE MAGIC MOMENTS in…NOT Disneyland or Disneyworld…but rather CENTRAL AMERICA on that $6K caravan.com tour.
SOLE LaT: Erica
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Kathleen 2x, Mike)
Ladies: NOTHING a head/Mike: $22,400 cash & prizes
$3K Tossup: TV TITLE
T H _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ ‘ S
_ O U _ T
I don’t watch “THE PEOPLE’S COURT”, but Mike is one puzzle away from the maingame sweep.
Round 4: PHRASE
Next on his letter list are four T’s for $2,800, twin A’s, but then R for roadblock. Second for Erica are a $1K pair of N’s but then the S-U Bell…
_ _ A _ _ T _
N _ T / _ _ A N T _ T _
…and the consonants are worth $1,500 a pop. After somebody puts up two Q’s…
Q _ A L _ T _
N O T / Q _ A N T _ T _
…Kathleen SPOILS Mike’s sweep bid w/ QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY.
DUDS: C (Kathleen), S (Mike)
Erica: $1K IN ROTTEN LUCK/Kathleen: $3K/Mike: $25,400 cash & prizes
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding MDW): $17,690 cash & Fiesta
$100K Bonus Round
He spins that G for hopefully 100 of ’em.
I got this one quickly…
N _ R R _ _
_ _ T _ _ _ _
CDPO gives him…
N _ R R O _
P _ T _ _ _ _
…he doesn’t get through this NARROW PATHWAY for $45K, because he only got the first word.
$5K SPIN ID: FB7247853
MY EP. RATING: 6