EPISODE #6157: HAWAIIAN ADVENTURE (HAWAII)
$1K Tossup: PLACE
W H A _ _
_ A _ _ _ _ N G
Rufus has done some WHALE WATCHING. Let’s say aloha to him and the ladies right now…
Rufus Cumberlander: liaison officer w/ the Dept. of Defense and 13-yr. Navy vet (also a Ray Charles fan) from Ewa Beach
Alana Wegel: speech therapist for Honolulu school district, yoga instructor and surfer from Honolulu (orig. from NJ)
Sharyn Taniguchi: full-time caregiver for her father from Hilo (raised in S.F.)
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
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_ P _ T _ I _ H T
Alana knows that everybody’s IN THE SPOTLIGHT.
FEATURED TRIP: Hyatt Regency New Orleans worth $7,712
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Adventure in Hawaii.com
Round 1: SONG LYRICS
Her openers are a $700 S, two E’s, and a FP A, followed by four TD T’s, two $550 H’s, two D’s for that trip, a $600 N, two I’s, and four $650 L’s. We now have…
I ‘ L L / S T _ _
T H E / _ _ _ L D / A N D
_ E L T / _ I T H / _ _ _
…she solves Modern English’s “I’LL STOP THE WORLD AND MELT WITH YOU” from ’82 for $15,500 and that trip, giving her $23,212 in that round alone!
Alana: $25,212 cash & N.O./Sharyn: $0/Rufus: $1K
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
Sharyn instantly lands on the MW near LaT, calls up a T, and obviously flips it over…$$$! Next up are a $1K N, two E’s, an $800 D, three A’s, a $600 L, and two O’s to clean out the vowels, after which she says a TD C, two FP M’s, a W for the gift tag (Pat mistakenly said it was a dud)…but then a FATAL DUD of B to let $17,650 cash & GT go to waste — ugh. Rufus then lights up the remaining Y and G singles ($900 and $500, respectively)…
W E L C O M E / A N D
Y O G A
M A T
…and reads the above to keep the 14 Benjamins.
SOLE FATAL DUD: B (Sharyn)
Alana: $25,212 cash & N.O./Sharyn: TERRIBLE SHAPE/Rufus: $2,400
PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS
Rufus begins a crucial round w/ four $900 S’s, an A buy, an N for the WC, a TD D, and a T courtesy of his WC. He follows w/ three E’s, triple R’s for $1,950 more, two O’s, and two $500 M’s. The board…
_ _ _ M / T R E E S
A N D / _ _ E R R _
_ _ O S S O M S
…sadly, he blows the solve big time w/ PALM TREES AND CHERRY BLOSSOMS (and they DON’T go together) not realizing there’s just one A on the board; that will likely cost him $13,300 plus the mystery trip. Alana then lights up a TD B, a $550 C, and the remaining U…
_ _ U M / T R E E S
A N D / C _ E R R _
B _ O S S O M S
…she banks another $3,800 and will see some PLUM TREES AND CHERRY BLOSSOMS on a Walk JAPAN trip courtesy of hotwire worth $9,900.
SOLE DQ: Rufus’ blown solve (he really CHOKED big time, didn’t he?)
Alana: $38,912 cash & trips/Sharyn: GOOSEEGG ALERT/Rufus: $2,400
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
_ _ C K / O N
T _ A _ _
Rufus is appropriately BACK ON TRACK.
Speed-Up Round: EVENT
$1,700’s the FS again. He puts up the T at the start…
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_ _ T _ _
…and pulls a Caitlin Burke w/ CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH — how the heck did you do that?!
Alana: $38,912 cash & trips/Sharyn: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG/Rufus: $7,100
NO PENALTY SPINS THIS GAME!
$100K Bonus Round
Alana’s envelope is the M of GAME.
Here’s another four-word answer that starts like this…
_ _ _ _ _ N _ / _ _
T _ E / _ _ _ S
GDHA guarantees the two obvious ones…
_ _ _ _ _ N G / _ _
T H E / _ _ D S
…but she’s wrongly WAKING UP THE KIDS when she should’ve been PICKING UP THE KIDS; that costs her $50K. The obvious I was needed in this situation.
$5K SPIN ID: OP00047
MY EP. RATING: 6