EPISODE #6135: TRIP OF A LIFETIME
$1K Tossup: OCCUPATION
_ A G G _ _ E
H _ _ _ _ _ _
We have a Ken on the panel who gets on the board first courtesy BAGGAGE HANDLER. And his last name isn’t Jennings; here’s what it really is along w/ the two ladies…
Ken Shepski: restaurant owner for four yrs. & chef married to Doug for six yrs. (yes, he’s gay): from Culver City
Kalyn Oyer: USC sr. majoring in PR and focusing on Music Journalism (she’s played the piano since she was four) from Mt. Pleasant, SC
Linda Brouns: automotive engineer from Clarkston, MI
$2K Tossup: SONG LYRICS
_ U _ T / _ Y
I M _ _ _ _ _ _ I _ N
Linda solves “JUST MY IMAGINATIONS” by The Temptations from ’71.
FINAL COLLETTE ToaL OF THE WK.: Canadian Rockies train tour worth $10,838
Round 1: EVENT
Linda instantly BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second, Ken FPs five E’s, calls up three $650 T’s, and buys three O’s; but after two $900 S’s is the sole dud vowel of A. Third, Kalyn says a baddie of R while on the collette wedge. Linda’s second turn sees her finding two L’s for $1,200, the other two good vowels, a $650, but no more w/ H while on the eBags gift tag. That GT gets picked up by Ken courtesy of two C’s, then he fills in two $550 D’s, and FPs M and N singles…
_ E I N _ / _ O T E D
M O S T / L I _ E L Y
T O / S U C C E E D
…I wonder if his buddies consider him BEING VOTED MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED at this game? Right now, he’s picked up another $7,350 cash & GT.
DUDS: A (Ken), R (Kalyn), H (Linda)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Linda
Ken: $8,350 cash & GT/Kalyn: $0/Linda: $2K
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
Ken’s first letters here are three TD N’s, two A’s and I’s, an $800 G, the obvious $550 D, and the leftover vowels of O and E. He follows up w/ a FP M, an $800 T, but then a CRITICAL DUD of H while on TD to leave $12,150 on the table. Kalyn then puts up the twin S’s for $1,600…
S _ O _ T S / A N D
_ E I _ I N G
_ A N
…she solves SPORTS AND CEILING FAN to get on the board.
SOLE DUD: H (Ken)
Ken: $8,350 cash & GT/Kalyn: $1,600/Linda: $2K
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Kalyn automatically LOSES A TURN. Second for Linda are two $500 G’s, two N’s for $1,600 more, four I’s, two $500 T’s, an $800 H, three E’s, and an O, then come a $500 F but then S for sorry. Third in Ken’s future are two L’s for $1,600, two A’s to put the vowels out of play, an M for the WC, and an $800 Y…
_ E _ E L I N G / I N
T H E / M A G I _
O F / I T A L Y
…he banks another $2,650 and will be REVELING IN THE MAGIC OF ITALY on this tour worth $10,478.
SOLE DUD: S (Linda)
SOLE LaT: Kalyn
Ken: $24,478 cash & prizes WC/Kalyn: $1,600/Linda: $2K
$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
S T _ _ _ _ _ G
O _ _ _ _ _ _
How about another STANDING OVATION for Ken as he’s up over $27K?
Round 4: FOOD & DRINK
His first call of T is a dud. Second, Kalyn picks off a $650 S, the only good vowel of four E’s, two $900 R’s, an $800 D, and three $550 P’s to leave one letter unexposed…
R E D / _ E L L
P E P P E R S
…she eats these RED BELL PEPPERS for $4,500.
INSTA-DUD: T (Ken)
Ken: $24,478 cash & prizes WC/Kalyn: $6,100/Linda: $2K
Speed-Up Round: RHYME TIME
The last FS of the week’s $1,900. After an F appears in the bottom word…
S T _ T _ O N
_ D _ N T _ F _ _ _ T _ O N
…we see this before and after all TV programs (and hear it on radio as well), as Ken gets STATION IDENTIFICATION for another $7,600.
Ken: $32,078 cash & prizes WC/Kalyn: $6,100/Linda: $2K
NO BANKRUPT TRASH TONIGHT!
$100K Bonus Round
The little wheel stops on the first A of AMERICA’S for Ken.
Generous RSTLNE help…
T R _ N _ _ _ L
_ _ T E R
He knows this already like we do and calls GWDAQ…
T R A N Q _ _ L
W A T E R
…you bet he solves TRANQUIL WATER…but all he has to settle for is a near-doubler for a final total of $64,078 cash & prizes.
$5K SPIN ID: SW0853422
MY EP. RATING: 8