For real, this is the last recap I’m giving you before I depart for Orlando.
EPISODE #6115: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES
$1K Tossup: TITLE
_ H E / P _ _ _ R
_ _ _ R E _ _
Jamaal IDs “THE POLAR EXPRESS”. The final Secret Santas of S32…
Jamaal Bailey: attorney from the Bronx
Christine Moeller: Cleveland St. associate athletic director from Parma Heights, OH
Allie Pirolli: does brand/consumer research & voiceover work from Cambridge, MA
$2K Tossup: PEOPLE
_ _ _ _ / O _
_ L L / A _ E S
KIDS OF ALL AGES enjoy seeing people win money on the show, especially when Jamaal has tripled up.
Round 1: OCCUPATION
The letter search begins w/ three R’s for the gift tag, four E’s, and an O, a $600 T before he BANKRUPTS near $650 to lose $2,600 cash & GT. Second, Christine picks up the SS w/ two S’s, buys two A’s an I, lights up a $500 N and finishes off w/ two $700 C’s…
C _ S T O _ E R
S E R _ I C E
_ A N A _ E R
…she knows there’s at least one CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER working at Walmart, so she’s jumped to an early lead w/ $9,900 cash & SS.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jamaal
Christine: $9,900 cash & SS/Allie: $0/Jamaal: $3K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
The lady near Pat kicks off w/ two T’s for the 1/2 CAR near pink $(00, three E’s and an A, a TD R, and three O’s, followed by two S’s for $1,800 more and two TD N’s before she sees…
N E _ / _ O R _
S T O _ _
E _ _ _ A N _ E
O _ / _ _ _ T S
…she nails NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE OF GIFTS for another $12,550.
Christine: $22,450 cash & SS 1/2 CAR/Allie: $0/Jamaal: $3K
PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK
Now finally getting a chance to hear from Allie, she first picks up the same 1/2 CAR w/ two S’s but gets into trouble w/ the other normal BANKRUPT to lose the plate and $1K just as quick. Second, Jamaal spots two T’s for a grand, four O’s, four C’s for $2K more and the leftover vowels of a U and five A’s, then we see…
_ A _ A _ A S
C O C O _ U T S / A _ _
C _ O C O _ A T E
…him banking another $2,250 and he’ll be feasting on BANANAS, COCONUTS AND CHOCOLATE on a hotwire trip to the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa worth $6,950 (the graphic for the resort Jim described mistakenly showed Jamaica instead).
SOLE BANKRUPT: Allie
Christine: $22,450 cash & SS/Allie: HARD LUCK/Jamaal: $12,200 cash & trip
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
_ L E _ S E D / A S
_ U N C H
Jamaal incorrectly says he’s “BLESSED AS PUNCH”, so he loses the Tossups sweep and Christine capitalizes w/ “PLEASED AS PUNCH”.
Round 4: WAYD?
She gets the obvious out of the way first (a $550 N, two I’s, and a $500 G), then she buys two O’s and a useless A. Down Allie’s road second are two $600 S’s, two $650 K’s, two B’s and a T at $500 each, but then the other dud vowel of this board (E). Following Jamaal’s $600 M and U…
B U _ K _ I N G / M _
S K I / B O O T S
…he isn’t BUCKLING MY SKI BOOTS (because I don’t own a pair), but he makes the solve.
DUDS: A (Christine), E (Allie)
Christine: $25,450 cash & SS/Allie: BAD SHAPE/Jamaal: $13,200 cash & trip
Speed-Up Round: SHOW BIZ
The last FS of the week is $1,700. After a C appears at the start of the bottom word…
_ P _ N _ N G
C R _ _ _ T S
…Jamaal gets the OPENING CREDITS for $5,100.
SOLE DUD: L (Allie)
Christine: $25,450 cash & SS/Allie: $1K HL LUMP OF COAL/Jamaal: $18,300 cash & trip
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $3,600 cash & GC
Allie Spin ID: AS5375044 (Arlene S.)
Jamaal Spin ID: DE6036795 (Diana E.)
$100K Bonus Round
Christine’s stopping point’s the A of GAME.
Decent RSTLNE help…
_ _ N T _ L _
_ _ _ _ E T
CKMA is of limited help…
M _ N T _ L _
_ _ _ _ E T
…and her MONTHLY BUDGET won’t rise by $32K.
LAST SPIN ID: CS5115279 (Clyde S.)
MY EP. RATING: 6
Well, bye-bye for now. Merry Xmas to you all and Happy Holidays.