EPISODE #6214: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
$1K Tossup: TITLE
M _ _ _ _ / _ _ A !
Laura solves the Broadway musical “MAMMA MIA!”. Tonight’s and tomorrow’s women really need to step up given how badly things have been going this week…
Laura Leu: freelance writer (and part of Coney Island Sideshow School) from Brooklyn
Bree Ramsey: solutions specialist for large telecommunications co. from Vista, CA
Jamie Greifenberger: 6th Grade Math teacher at Mt. Olive MS from Netcong, NJ
IMO, Jamie kinda looks like Food Network personality Alex Guarnaschelli (one of the judges on “Chopped”).
$2K Tossup: PERSON
_ _ C I S I O N
_ A _ E R
Bree takes control w/ DECISION MAKER.
FEATURED SS: Beyond the Rack
Round 1: PHRASE
For the third night in a row, the game starts w/ an insta-BANKRUPT; in Bree’s case, it’s the MDW’s left side. Second, Jamie has the same fate next to $2,500. Third, Laura calls up an $800 N and three $700 T’s, buys three pairs of I’s, O’s and E’s, but then strikes out w/ the R. Bree next runs into the other normal BANKRUPT. Jamie tries again w/a $700 S, buys the other two vowels, but then says a baddie of L. Laura follows suit w/ an $800 Y, a $700 J, a $600 M, but then the LOSE A TURN. Bree then lights up a $600 H, two D’s to x4 the 6 Benjamins, and triple P’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 to complete the board…
I T / J U S T / P O P P E D
I N T O / M Y / H E A D
…and reads the above for $3,900. I believe there was a null cycle edited out early on in the spinning.
AIRED DUDS: R (Laura), L (Jamie)
AIRED LaT: Laura
AIRED BANKRUPTS: 3 (Bree 2x, Jamie)
Laura: $1K/Bree: $5,900 1/2 CAR/Jamie: $0
Mystery Round: THINGS
Jamie’s next chance to get on the board begins w/ three N’s for $2,400, four A’s, a D for the shopping spree, four E’s, and the last vowel of I. She follows w/ a G for the other available 1/2 CAR, a $900 R, two $800 T’s, and two $600 L’s before we turn to the board…
_ A T _ _ I N G
_ R A _ E L E T
A N D / N E _ _ L A _ E
…she solves MATCHING BRACELET AND NECKLACE for a total of $12,350 cash & shopping.
Laura: $1K/Bree: $5,900 1/2 CAR/Jamie: $12,350 cash & SS 1/2 CAR
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Laura leads off on a sour note w/ the other MDW BANKRUPT. Down Bree’s path second are a $500 G, two 800 N’s, an O, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose the $1,850 remainder. Third, Jamie lights up nothing w/ a T request. Laura resumes her play w/ three S’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, two I’s, but then the sole dud vowel of E. The next letters for Bree are a $650 C, three $600 L’s, two A’s, but then M for mistake. Back to Jamie who says a $1,200 pair of R’s, but then LaTs out. Laura then fills in a $900 D and the last vowel of two U’s…
_ A S _ I N G / I N
_ O R L D – C L A S S
L U _ U R _
…another $1,650 is hers and she’ll be BASKING IN WORLD-CLASS LUXURY at the Dreams Sugar Bay Resort in ST. THOMAS worth $7,125.
DUDS: T (Jamie), E (Laura), M (Bree)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Laura & Bree)
Laura: $9,775 cash & trip/Bree: $5,900/Jamie: $12,350 cash & SS
$3K Tossup: EVENT
_ A _ I L Y
_ R _ _ _ H
Laura has just taken a slim lead w/ a FAMILY BRUNCH.
Speed-Up Round: SHOW BIZ
$1,800’s the consonant value. After a G comes up late in this round…
H _ L L Y _ _ _ D
_ G _ N T
…Jamie seals the deal w/ HOLLYWOOD AGENT for another $5,400.
DUDS: S (Jamie), R (Bree)
Laura: $12,775 cash & trip/Bree: $5,900/Jamie: $17,750 cash & SS
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate withheld): $1,850
$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the C envelope for Jamie.
Let’s start this four-word answer like this…
_ _ _ E / _ _ _ R
_ _ _ _ _ / _ _ N _
MDYA is a very good combination because we now have…
_ A _ E / Y _ _ R
M A _ _ _ / _ A N D
…WAVE YOUR MAGIC WAND in front of your TVs, people…she makes the solve happen to prevent this week’s shutout from occurring! Now, those last two words should remind you of Plezetta’s $100K win in S26 and that epic 11-second fail for a car from late S29, so let’s hope for either of those to be in her envelope…
…nope, but we’ll take a $45K win! She leaves us w/ $62,750 cash & spree!
$5K SPIN ID: LW0748128
MY EP. RATING: 7