EPISODE #6228: WISH YOU WERE HERE
$1K Tossup: EVENT
_ P O N _ A N E O _ S
R O _ _ / T R _ P
Danelle solves SPONTANEOUS ROAD TRIP, and we go from left to right in interviewing them…
Danelle Christian: pharmacist from Lee’s Summit, MO
John Napotnik: YMCA worker who has NO sense of smell from Camarillo, CA
Jill Roseblatt: soccer mom and server from Farmingville, NY
$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
C A S _ / I _ / _ H E
L E A D / _ O _ E
John’s been CAST IN THE LEAD ROLE of spinning.
FEATURED TRIP: paris.BUZZ worth $7,550
We get a shot of Jim replying to Pat that he doesn’t have his very own website.
Round 1: PHRASE
The letter search begins w/ him calling two T’s for $1,400, two $600 R’s, two $550 S’s, two E’s and three O’s, then he…
T _ O ‘ S
_ O _ _ _ _ _
T _ R E E ‘ S
_ / _ R O _ _
…solves TWO’S COMPANY, THREE’S A CROWD for $3,200 and a new total of $5,200.
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
Jill first FPs an E, calls up a $900 T, but then buys a bad vowel in A. Second, Danelle picks up the BedandBreakfast.com gift tag w/ an S, buys three O’s, but then BANKRUPTs near TD to lose $1,250 cash & gift tag. Third, John strikes out w/ R while on the MW near $800. Jill resumes her play w/ two $800 C’s, two I’s to finish off the vowels, and three O’s for $2,100 before she…
P O P S I C _ E / &
P O _ O
S T I C _
…is off by a letter w/ POPSICLE & POLO STICK, likely costing her $4,100. Danelle then puts up the $700 L and FP G…
P O P S I C L E / &
P O G O
S T I C _
…she solves POPSICLE & POGO STICK for the 12 Benjamins and is up to $2,200.
DUDS: A (Jill), R (John)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Danelle
SOLE DQ: Jill’s one-letter missolve
PP/Express Round: THING
Danelle’s initial choices are an R for the WC, two E’s, two $550 N’s, and three A’s, before the L takes away her turn. Second, John fills in two C’s for $1,800, buys two O’s…
_ A N O R A _ _ C
O C E A N / _ _ E _
…and he makes the $1,550 solve and a trip to a place where he’ll get a PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEW — the Si Como No Resort in COSTA RICA worth $6,928.
SOLE DUD: L (Danelle)
Danelle: $2,200 WC/John: $13,678 cash & trip/Jill: BAD SHAPE
$3K Tossup: WAYD?
_ _ _ _ H _ N _ / F _ R
_ H _ / _ T A _ S
Jill doesn’t know it, while Danelle’s REACHING FOR THE STARS.
Round 4: MOVIE TITLE
Her next letters are three $500 T’s, four E’s, three $700 H’s, and two $600 R’s…
T H E / T H E _ R _ / _ _
E _ E R _ T H _ _ _
…she IDs “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING” for $4,550.
Danelle: $9,750 WC/John: $13,678 cash & trip/Jill: SCORELESS
Round 5: FOOD & DRINK
At the start, both J’s miss w/ T and R, respectively. Danelle thirdly lights up a $700 S, buys two A’s, but can’t find any N’s. After John says another baddie of L, Jill gets up there two $900 C’s, six E’s, and two $900 H’s before she…
H _ _ E _ A _ E
C H E E S E C A _ E
…finally wins her first $3,350 w/ some HOMEMADE CHEESECAKE.
DUDS: T (John), R (Jill), N (Danelle), L (John)
Danelle: $9,750 WC/John: $13,678 cash & trip/Jill: $3,350
Speed-Up Round: THING
$1,500 per consonant here. After Danelle calls the last remaining consonant of G…
_ D _ C _ T _ D
G _ _ S S
…she makes a good ($3K) EDUCATED GUESS, but that’s still not enough to win the game.
DUDS: R (Danelle), L (Jill), N (John)
Danelle: $12,750/John: $13,678 cash & trip/Jill: $3,350
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,250 cash & GT
$100K Bonus Round
That man lands on the second A of AMERICA’S.
1/3 of the answer to start…
_ N / _ L _
_ _ T _
I like his chances after he calls DMWO…
_ N / O L D
M _ T _
…but he still BLOWS IT w/ AN OLD MATE, AN OLD MATH and AN OLD MATCH. It was AN OLD MYTH, and he doesn’t win $32K. That means the losing streak is now in double-digit territory again. Also, we’ve gone 100 straight episodes without landing on a car envelope.
$5K SPIN ID: JA9705945
MY EP. RATING: 5