It’s gonna be hard to follow last week’s shows that produced a PERFECT BR WEEK, but let’s see how it pans out as we start the season finale week for the second season in a row, “Happy Father’s Day” (and it’s presented by Shop Your Way).
EPISODE #6236: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ U ‘ _ _
_ _ / _ E R O
Vinnie rightly says to Pat “YOU’RE MY HERO”. The first three guys this week…
Vinnie Malafronte: Ronkonkoma MS band teacher from Holbrook, NY
Matthew Whitney: Santa Barbara HS English teacher from Goleta, CA
Tony Pantoni: attorney specializing in employment law from San Diego
$2K Tossup: CHARACTERS
_ _ E
_ V _ _ _ _ R S
Tony solves “THE AVENGERS”.
FEATURED $7,500 SS ALL WEEK LONG: Shop Your Way (the GT is from that same co.)
1/2 CAR: Versa Note
Round 1: SAME LETTER
His first takings this evening are a $900 T, two $800 N’s, six E’s, two $700 H’s, and three A’s, followed by a $600 S, three I’s, an L for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 and two $650 R’s before we look at…
T H E N / I / S A _
H E R / _ A _ E
N _ _ / I ‘ _
A / _ E L I E _ E R
…he exactly recites “THEN I SAW HER FACE, NOW I’M A BELIEVER” (originally by The Monkees and later by Smash Mouth) for $5,550 and a new total of $7,550.
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Vinnie gets started w/ a $700 T, but then N for no. Second, Matthew picks up the other 1/2 CAR w/ a couple S’s, but his next letter of L stands for loss for turn. Third, Tony tries a $2,700 trio of R’s, buys two O’s and four E’s, but then duds out w/ M. Vinnie next says an F while on the MW near LaT and sees under there…$$$! But after his A buy, the sole dud vowel of U stops him. Matthew then buys those remaining I’s, plucks an $1,800 pair of B’s, but then BANKRUPTs near $650 to lose $2,550 and his plate. Tony then puts up a $1,600 pair of H’s…
H E A _ _ _ E I _ H T
B O _ E R S
O R / B R I E F S
…we don’t have a pair of HEAVYWEIGHT BOXERS OR BRIEFS for him, but we do give him another $3,800, which brings his overall total to $11,350.
DUDS: N (Vinnie), L (Matthew), M (Tony), U (Vinnie)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Matthew
PP/Express Round: THINGS
Matthew’s off to a bad start w/ a T request. Second in Tony’s direction are a $900 N, three S’s to triple up, three E’s, two A’s, two $600 G’s, and double I’s to wipe out the vowel shop. He follows w/ $650 R and L singles…two M’s for that WC…and a critical dud of H, so he’s gonna have to give back $5,450. Vinnie then SPINGLES for a $600 C…
G L I M M E R I N G
S E A S C A _ E S
…he’ll see some GLIMMERING SEASCAPES on his $8,920 trip to the Galley Bay Resort in ANTIGUA.
DUDS: T (Matthew), H (Tony)
Matthew: DONUT/Tony: $11,350 WC/Vinnie: $10,520 cash & trip
$3K Tossup: PERSON
W E _ _ _ _ D
W _ _ _ _ _ _
Matthew’s soon to be a WEEKEND WARRIOR, and he’s finally on the board.
Round 4: ON THE MAP
After he starts w/ the frontloading $500 T and a dud of R, it’s S-U time…
T _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
…w/ the remaining consonants worth the big one! After the twin L’s show their faces…
T _ L S _
_ _ L _ _ _ _ _
…Tony locates TULSA, OKLAHOMA for $12K and the win.
DUDS (only the first one was said before the bell): R (Matthew), N (Tony), C (Vinnie)
Matthew: $3K/Tony: $23,350 WC/Vinnie: $10,520 cash & trip
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. plate): $2,550
$100K Bonus Round
The final car offered this season (and from the same manufacturer like the Versa) is a 2016 370Z coupe. Tony lands on the R.
The second word should be obvious…
_ _ _ _ _ _ S
_ N S _ E R
GHCA and M only add…
_ _ _ _ _ _ S
A N S _ E R
…the vowel, and this was NOT an OBVIOUS ($32K) ANSWER to him.
$5K SPIN ID: AH5796306
EP. RATING: 6