EPISODE #6232: AMERICA’S GAME
Our next stop’s the New York set.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
D _ _ _ _ S
_ E _ _ S
Cory locates DALLAS, TEXAS. Let’s find out where these three are really from…
Cory Anton (female): grad student from Portland, OR
Kristen Bonner: court reporter who was accepted to Northwestern from Evergreen Park, IL
Adrian Anulewicz: Air Force pilot from Cibolo, TX
Cory looks real familiar to yours truly — she attended the same HS school as me in the suburbs of Chicago (New Trier High School).
$2K Tossup: THINGS
H I G _
_ E _ _ E _ A T U _ E S
Kristen knows there are HIGH TEMPERATURES in most of the country at this point in the year.
FEATURED PRIZE: the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack of “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” plus $6K worth $6,040
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: All American Clothing.com
Round 1: FOOD & DRINK
She first wastes a spin on the Million Dollar Wedge’s left side. Second, Adrian calls out three T’s for $1,950, buys two E’s, but then LOSES A TURN. Third, Cory finds a $2,500 R, buys three A’s, but then strikes out w/ an N while on the gift tag. Kristen next locates two Free Play O’s, two $900 S’s, a $700 M, a $600 P, and an I to clean out the vowels. Next up are a $700 D, two H’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900…
M A S H E D
P O T A T O E S
_ I T H / _ R A _ _
…and her $4,550 solve of MASHED POTATOES WITH GRAVY.
SOLE DUD: N (Cory)
SOLE LaT: Adrian
SOLE BANKRUPT: Kristen
Adrian: $0/Cory: $1K/Kristen: $6,550
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Adrian lands on that Spongebob prize right away, but he can’t pick it up w/ a dud in T. Second, Cory takes a $900 R, but then a dud vowel of O. Third, Kristen picks up her second 1/2 CAR from the same spot w/ an M, buys an I, lights up an $800 L, and buys four A’s to clean out the vowel shop. Following an F for the other 1/2 CAR, and two $800 Y’s, here’s the board…
M Y / F A I R
L A _ Y
_ A _ A
…don’t expect to see a movie titled “MY FAIR LADY GAGA”, but she just won $2,900 plus the Nissan Versa Note S for a total of $17,875 in that round alone!
DUDS: T (Adrian), O (Cory)
Adrian: NUTHIN’/Cory: $1K/Kristen: $24,425 cash & Versa
Prize Puzzle/Express Round: PHRASE
We have an instant dud for the second round in a row, this time w/ Cory and her N call. Kristen secondly BANKRUPTs near $650. Third, Adrian fills in three T’s for $2,700, buys A and E singles, lights up a $500 R, and buys two O’s before he hits LaT. Back to Cory who picks up the Wild Card w/ two S’s and buys the leftover vowels of I and U. Next on her list are a $550 L, $800 H and G singles, a dud of F while on FP, and a $3,500 J. She uses the WC…only to have it backfire on her w/ a critical dud of D, so she pretty much loses out on at least $6,150. Kristen doesn’t do any better w/ the M (I fell for it, too, thinking the first word’s MOM). Adrian won’t spin again…
_ O _ / T H I S / J U S T
G O T / R E A L
…WOW, THIS JUST GOT REAL for this guy — he’s won his first $2,450 and a $6,814 trip to the Hilton Waikoloa Village in HAWAII.
DUDS: N (Cory), F (Cory), D (Cory), M (Kristen)
SOLE LaT: Adrian
SOLE BANKRUPT: Kristen
Adrian: $9,264 cash & trip/Cory: $1K/Kristen: $24,425 cash & Versa
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
_ / _ _ T T L _ / P E P
_ _ / _ O _ _ / S _ E _
Kristen solves “A LITTLE PEP IN YOUR STEP” to go over the $27K mark.
Speed-Up Round: SHOW BIZ
For likely the final time this season, we have a $6K Final Spin! After Ms. Anton lights up the twin F’s late in this round…
_ F F I C I _ L
M _ V I E / T R _ I L E R
…she solves OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER for $18K and finishes in a strong second place!
AIRED DUDS: S (Cory), N (Kristen), D (Cory)
Adrian: $9,264 cash & trip/Cory: $19K/Kristen: $27,425 cash & Versa
NO BANKRUPT TRASH TONIGHT!
$100K Bonus Round
Kristen’s landed on the *** space.
This is a biggie…
_ _ R L _ _ _ _ E
_ _ E N _ _ E N _ N
CDMA does for her…
_ _ R L D _ _ D E
_ _ E N _ M E N _ N
…she might not necessarily be a WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON in this game, but she’s right for $32K and a final total of $59,425 cash & Versa.
$5K SPIN ID: TN2590538
MY EP. RATING: 7