EPISODE #6148: FUN & FIT
$1K Tossup: THING
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Paul has a brain fart.
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Jenny has an ACTIVE LIFESTYLE. Next to play are..
Jenny Riehl: speech language pathologist and part-time Zumba instructor from Kingston, NY
Laura Poochigan: 5th/6th Grade instructor & adrenaline junkie from Fresno, CA
Paul Mategna: flight-test engineer at Edward’s (and used to be an A.F. engineer) from Rosamond, CA
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
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M O T I _ _ _ E D
Paul should be STAYING MOTIVATED as he gets on the board this time.
Round 1: SONG TITLE
T for terrible is how he starts. Second, Jenny wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Third, Laura calls up an N for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, three E’s, and S for that MDW, but then L for loss while on the $7,500 prize. Returning to Paul who puts in two H’s for $1,100, five A’s, two $700 R’s, and an I to clean out the vowels. But after an $800 G is the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $2,800. Jenny then lights up twin P’s for $1,100 and two Y’s for another grand…
H A P P Y / _ A Y S / A R E
H E R E / A G A I N
…she solves “HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN” for $2,100.
DUDS: T (Paul), L (Laura)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Jenny, Paul)
Paul: $2K/Jenny: $3,100/Laura: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Jenny’s first moves are calling two T’s for $1,200, but then LOSING A TURN. Both Laura and Paul then dud out w/ N and S, respectively (he was on TD). Back to Jenny who buys an I and three O’s, picks up the other 1/2 CAR w/ a G, and buys the rest of the vowel shop (two U’s, three E’s, A), after which she says three $500 B’s and an H while on the MW near $800. She risks $1,950 and her plate to find…$$$…
I / G O T / _ O U
B A B E
T H E / B _ U E / O _
…and slowly solves “I GOT YOU BABE THE BLUE OX” for an $11,950 payoff.
DUDS: N (Laura), S (Paul)
SOLE LaT: Jenny
Paul: $2K/Jenny: $15,050 1/2 CAR/Laura: NIL
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Laura quickly BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second for Paul are a $700 T, two E’s, three $600 H’s, an I, three $800 S’s, and an A, followed by two W’s for $1,200, three O’s, and an $800 F. The board…
S _ _ _ _ / W I T H
_ O / _ H A _ _ E
_ F / S H O W E _ S
…he stops himself after saying “SUNNY WITH A…”, but he ultimately takes too long so that will cost him $5,900. As for Jenny, she nearly falls into the same trap as him, but solves SUNNY WITH NO CHANCE OF SHOWERS for a $7,455 trip to HAWAII courtesy of honolulu.BUZZ.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Laura
SOLE DQ: Paul’s T-O
Paul: $2K/Jenny: $22,505 c ash & HI/Laura: NADA
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
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Laura and that $1K gooseegg are no longer TOGETHER FOREVER.
Round 4: PLACE
She says an automatic dud of N. Second, Paul picks two T’s for $1,400 and buys two E’s, but it’s S-U time…
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…w/ a $1,500 FS. After he puts up two L’s on his next turn…
R _ _ _ _ E T _ _ L L
_ _ _ R T
…he solves RACQUETBALL COURT just before the buzzer for $4,150.
DUDS: N (Laura before FS), H (Paul after FS)
Paul: $6,150/Jenny: $22,505 cash & HI/Laura: $3K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,800
$100K Bonus Round
Jenny takes that BW to the M of GAME.
She needs some help in the bottom word…
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HMPA should do it…
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…she doesn’t sound too sure w/ her guess of WATER VAPOR, but that’s right for the $32K and a final total of $54,505 cash & trip.
$5K SPIN ID: TB1127102
MY EP. RATING: 7