EPISODE #6211: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ _ L / Y O U R
M _ _ H E R
Carla blows it w/ “LOVE YOUR MOTHER”.
_ A _ L / Y O U R
M _ _ H E R
Melissa rightly says “CALL YOUR MOTHER”. Let’s meet the first three women this week…
Melissa Simmons: from Tucson
Naomi Jader: Page MS librarian who’s a vegetarian from San Antonio
Carla Brown: from Kailua-Kona
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ R E _ C H
_ A S _ R _ E S
Carla screws up the first word again, this time w/ CREAM PASTRIES. Naomi capitalizes w/ FRENCH PASTRIES.
FEATURED $6K SS: gyft
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Peter Thomas Roth skin care
1/2 CAR: Ford Fiesta
Round 1: STAR & ROLE
Her opening letters are two S’s for $1,800, two A’s, four $700 R’s, two E’s and three O’s, and two $800 C’s, then we have…
_ _ _ _ A
R O _ E R _ S / A S
E R _ _
_ R O C _ O _ _ C _
…her solving JULIA ROBERTS AS “ERIN BROCKOVICH” for another $5,450 and a new total of $7,450.
(NOTE: Next week is ANOTHER “Trip of a Lifetime” week that takes place on the generic set. Five lucky home viewers will win a collete vacation plus five grand.)
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Carla starts us off w/ a $900 T, four O’s, five R’s for that WC, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose that and $3,150. Second, Melissa calls up four N’s for $2K, buys two E’s…
_ R _ N N _ N _
_ R O _ / E _ R / T O
E _ R
O _ / _ O R N
…and she’s GRINNING FROM EAR TO EAR OF CORN for $1,750 when she could’ve gone for the G’s.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Carla
Naomi: $7,450/Carla: ZERO/Melissa: $2,750
(NOTE: This show has released its first-ever Mr. Food Collectible Cookbook.)
PP/Express Round: THING
This crucial round begins w/ Melissa calling two S’s for the 1/2 CAR near pink $900, four T’s for $2,600 more, but then the sole dud vowel of E (she thought the second word would be BEST). Naomi secondly tries a $1,400 pair of N’s, buys six A’s, but then repeats the E. Carla thirdly finds a $900 L, buys an I and three O’s, lights up an $1,100 pair of R’s, and buys the last vowel of U. Following three P’s and two M’s at $900 apiece (I was wrong thinking the first word’s CANADA)…
P A N A M A ‘ S
M O S T / P O P U L A R
A T T R A C T I O N
…she’s won her first $5,750 and a $6K caravan.com tour where she could see PANAMA’S MOST POPULAR ATTRACTION.
SOLE DUD: E (Melissa; repeated by Naomi)
Naomi: $7,450/Carla: $11,750 cash & Panama/Melissa: $2,750
$3K Tossup: WAYD?
_ H O P _ _ N G
_ N _ I _ _
Well, it’s not Carla who flunks all the Tossups this time — it’s Melissa who blows the solve w/ CHOPPING ONION.
_ H O P _ _ N G
O N L I _ _
Naomi capitalizes w/ SHOPPING ONLINE.
Round 4: IN THE KITCHEN
She BANKRUPTs near $650 right out of the gate. Second for Carla are a $1,400 pair of T’s, an E, but then the LaT. Heading Melissa’s way third are a $600 R, two L’s for $1,300, an I and four O’s, then come a $900 S, an A, a $500 B, and a $1,400 K pairing. Board, Vanna…
I L L _ S T R A T E _
_ O O _ B O O _
…she solves ILLUSTRATED COOKBOOK for $3,950.
SOLE LaT OF GAME: Carla
SOLE BANKRUPT: Naomi
Naomi: $10,450/Carla: $11,750 cash & Panama/Melissa: $6,700
Round 5: LIVING THINGS
After Carla backloads a $700 S to start, it’s S-U time…
_ _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ S
…w/ $1,700 being the consonant value. Said middle player later picks off the four P’s
P L _ _ _ _ L
P _ P P _ _ S
…and solves PLAYFUL PUPPIES for $10,900 worth of icing.
DUDS (during S-U; first three were part of a null cycle): D (Carla), T (Melissa), R (Naomi), N (Melissa), M (Naomi)
Naomi: $10,450/Carla: $22,650 cash & Panama/Melissa: $6,700
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $3,150
$100K Bonus Round
Besides the Fiesta, Star Ford has also provided a red Explorer that could be won this week. Given Carla’s early mishaps, I’m not sure if she’s gonna pull this one off after she spins up the W.
1/5 of the answer to start…
_ _ _ N _
_ R _ _ _
PMGI guarantees at least a letter…
_ _ _ N G
_ R _ _ _
…but nothing else, so this YOUNG CROWD will NOT be seeing her win…
…THE $100,000 — WE HAVE OUR FOURTH SUCH LOSS THIS SEASON. Hopefully that’s the fifth and final time we’ve seen either grand prize not won.
$5K SPIN ID: JN5279913
EP. RATING: 3