EPISODE #6119: SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY
$1K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
B _ U _ G _ A S S
_ U _ I _
Doug knows his BLUEGRASS MUSIC. The info on our Christmas Day players…
Doug Bender: in tech support for a software co. from Huntington Beach
Mavis Jones: registered nurse at cancer institute for 25 yrs. and belly dancer from Eastpointe, MI
Natalie Malone: from Indepenence, OH
$2K Tossup: PROPER NAME
B _ R T
R _ _ _ _ _ _ S
Mavis IDs BURT REYNOLDS.
FEATURED S.H. TRIP: American Queen steamboat ride worth $9,200
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
The first letters she calls are three S’s for $2,700 and T for trouble while on the 1/2 CAR next to the orange $900, which then gets repeated by Natalie. Third in line, Doug calls out three N’s for $2,700, two E’s and five A’s, a D for the same 1/2 CAR, an $800 M and three I’s before he BANKRUPTS near $650 to forfeit $3,250 and his plate. Mavis then captures two TD C’s and two $550 G’s…
_ _ _ I S I A N A
C _ I C _ E N / A N D
S A _ S A G E / G _ M _ _
…she eat sup some LOUISIANA CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE GUMBO for another $8,800.
SOLE DUD: T (Mavis)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Doug
SOLE DQ: Natalie’s instant T repeat
Natalie: $0/Doug: $1K/Mavis: $10,800
H.G. #1: Production
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Natalie’s off and running w/ three T’s for the ZATARAIN’S gift tag, nine FP E’s, three TD H’s, and two O’s. But after a $550 F, she says a possibly fatal dud of V while on the steamboat trip to lose $13,300 cash & GT. Doug secondly plugs in a $1K pair of Y’s, buys an A, but then repeats the O. Third for Mavis are an $800 R, three I’s, and two N’s via the MW near $800. She risks her $550 remainder…$$$! Next up are the leftover U, two FP B’s, and two S’s for $1,800. The layout…
S _ E E _ I N _
B E A U T Y / I S / I N
T H E / E Y E / O F
T H E / B E H O _ _ E R
…she says “SLEEPING BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER” for $13,100.
SOLE DUD: V (Natalie)
SOLE DQ: Doug’s O repeat
Natalie: BUPKIS/Doug: $1K/Mavis: $23,900
Repeating Bonus Puzzle Flashback: OUT OF WHACK
H.G. #2: post-prod.
PP/Express Round: THINGS
Doug insta-BANKRUPTS on the MDW’s left side. Second, Mavis finds two $500 S’s, an $800 T, three FP I’s, an R for the WC, two A’s, and four E’s to clean out the vowel shop. But we then have to clean herself out of $1,800 and the WC, because she’s BANKRUPTED near $650. Third, Natalie puts in an $800, two G’s to go up to two grand, three $650 H’s, and two $500 C’s. But after a P for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, she repeats a letter for the second time tonight in G; and to make matters worse, she was on the other 1/2 CAR. Oh boy. Doug then SPINGLES for the $700 W…
W A _ E S
R E A C H I N G
E P I C / H E I G H T S
…he’ll be seeing WAVES REACHING EPIC HEIGHTS on his hotwire trip to the Outrigger Reef Waikiki in HAWAII.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Doug and Mavis)
SOLE DQ: Natalie’s P repeat
Natalie: TERRIBLE SHAPE/Doug: $9,429 cash & HI/Mavis: $23,900
$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES
D O _ _ H O U _ E
F _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E
Doug’s won some more money towards maybe buying some DOGHOUSE FURNITURE.
Speed-Up Round: PHRASE
$1,900 per consonant here. After a B call…
T H _ / _ _ T _ R _
_ _ _ _ S / B R _ _ H T
….THE FUTURE (finally) LOOKS BRIGHT for Natalie as she makes the $5,700 solve.
SOLE INSTANT DUD: N (Doug)
Natalie: $5,700/Doug: $12,429 cash & HI/Mavis: $23,900
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $5,050
$100K Bonus Round
Mavins spins up the **.
Only the last letter to start….
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ E
MPBA only puts in (Pat mistakenly thought she said V for her third cosonant pick)…
B A _ _
_ _ _ _ _ E
…and she won’t be getting this from Harry’s BACK OFFICE…
….the $50K — that’s the first time we’ve landed on that all season long.
$5K SPIN ID: CP5336215
MY EP. RATING: 5