EPISODE #6210: SHOW YOUR DISNEY SIDE
Mickey’s back to introduce the hosts one last time this week.
$1K Tossup: RHYME TIME
N E A _ / A N D
D E _ _
Dan’a & Joel’s first bit of money is NEAR AND DEAR to their hearts. These might be the last couples we see this season…
Dan’a & Joel Freedman (11 yrs.): from Deerfield, IL
Aaron & Lindsey Ballew (5.5 yrs.): he’s a physics teacher an cross-country/track coach while she’s a resource teacher at Holy Trinity Catholic School; they’re from Shawnee, KS
Jimmy & Kelsey (4 yrs.): he’s a youth pastor in Willmar, MN
$5K SPIN ID: JD0804453
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
B _ _ _ D _ _ Y
_ U S _ _ A _
“Beauty and the Beast” has one of these, and the Freedmans know that’s a BROADWAY MUSICAL.
DISNEYLAND TRIP PRICE: $7,488
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
Their starting letters are a $1,200 pair of T’s, a $700 S, three E’s, a $900 R, and an I, followed by two $900 L’s and four $700 C’s before they…
T R I _ L E
C _ _ C _ L _ T E
C _ _ C _ _ E S
…blow the solve w/ TRIPLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES, not counting the C’s; that might cost them $6,900. Over to the Ballews who put in a $600 H, two O’s, an $1,100 pair of P’s, and the last consonant of K while on FP…
T R I P L E
C H O C O L _ T E
C _ P C _ K E S
…they eat some TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES for the $2K house minimum (bumped from $1,950).
SOLE DQ: Freedmans’ blown solve
Mystery Round: SONG LYRICS
The Ballews first call up three S’s while on the MW near $800 and find under there…BANKRUPT. Second, J & K BANKRUPT on the MDW’s right side. Make that three in a row when the Freedmans hit the one near $650. As we start fresh again, the Ballews fill in three $650 T’s, four I’s and E’s, and an H for the Disneyland trip. But after they buy the rest of the vowel shop, the other normal BANKRUPT causes $8,688 cash & trip to disappear. Back to J & K who catch a $600 N, a $700 D, and a $550 R, but the BANKRUPT near $650 forces them to give back $1,850. The Freedmans then say four L’s for $3,200…
I T ‘ S / T H E
_ I R _ L E / O _
L I _ E / A N D / I T
_ O _ E S / U S / A L L
…and exactly recite “IT’S THE CIRCLE OF LIFE AND IT MOVES US ALL” (from “The Lion King”).
BANKRUPTS: 5 (two each by J & K and the Ballews)
Ballews: $2K/J & K: $0/Freedmans: $6,200
PP/Express Round: EVENT
J & K try for better luck by starting this answer w/ three T’s for the WC, two E’s and four A’s, after which they put in $600 G and W singles, two $900 Y’s, but next is a fatal dud purchase of O (the only bad one of this board) to leave behind $3,750….
_ _ T _ _ A T E
_ A _ _ _ Y
G E T A W A Y
…and the Freedmans are going on the ULTIMATE FAMILY GETAWAY to DISNEY WORLD worth $11,706.
SOLE DUD: O (J & K)
Ballews: $2K/J & K: WC/Freedmans: $17,906 cash & Disney World
$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
E _ _ _ _ _ _ T _
A N D / _ _ _ _ O S
The Freedmans are wrong w/ ELEPHANTS AND HIPPOS, allowing Jimmy & Kelsey to finally get on the board w/ ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS.
Round 4: PHRASE
First up are a $600 T, five E’s, a FP A, but the sole dud vowel of I stops them. Second for the Freedmans are a $1,500 R trio but then the S-U signal…
_ _ E R E / _ R E A _ _
_ _ _ E / T R _ E
…w/ a $1,650 FS. Here come two M’s…
_ _ E R E / _ R E A M _
_ _ M E / T R _ E
…and they solve “WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE” for another $4,800.
SOLE DUD (before FS): I (J & K)
Ballews: $2K/J & K: $3K/Freedmans: $22,706 cash & Disney World
BANKRUPT TRASH: $10,538 cash & Disneyland
$100K Bonus Round
The P envelope’s been taken out by Dan.
1/2 the answer already…
_ _ E R
_ _ N _ E R
DBGO fills in all but two blanks…
O _ E R
_ O N D E R
…this is coming OVER YONDER for them…$32K for a final total of $54,706 cash & FL.
MY EP. RATING: 6