I had no idea about this, but Robert Ennis, Jr has been named the new director of this show as of this season. Not sure what happened to Bob Cisneros, though.
EPISODE #6242: TEACHERS WEEK
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ A S _
_ _ _ M _ S S E D
Shakeitra rightly says “CLASS DISMISSED”. Meeting Tuesday’s teachers right now…
Shakeitra Matthews: 6th Grade science teacher & Army vet (served eight yrs.) from Clinton, LA
Doug Robinson: HS business teacher, cross-country coach and runner from Champaign, IL (captions misspelled the city as “Champagne”)
Erica Frank: independent math teacher & runner from NYC
$2K Tossup: THING
_ / B _ _ U T _ _ _ _
G _ E E T _ _ _ / _ A R D
Doug solves A BEAUTIFUL GREETING CARD.
TRIP WEDGE (Jim does read before R1 that time): collette tour of the French Riviera worth $9,298
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Mrs. Prindbales
Round 1: SAME NAME
He’s off and running w/ two $800 N’s, an A, an $800 D, three E’s and a FP I, followed by a $1,300 T pair, the rest of the vowel shop, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $2,700. Second, Erica captures a $5K R pair, three S’s for $1,650, and two M’s for that French Riviera trip…
M E T R I _ / A N D
N E R _ O U S
S _ S T E M
…she solves METRIC AND NERVOUS SYSTEM for a total of $16,948 cash & F.R.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Doug
Doug: $2K/Erica: $16,948 cash & trip/Shakeitra: $1K
Mystery Round: HEADLINE
Fresh off her R1 win, Erica wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s left side. Second, Shakeitra rattles off four S’s for $3,600, A and I singles (the latter via FP), an $800 T, triple E’s, and the same number of O’s. But after a $1,300 R pair, the other normal BANKRUPT nails her to the tune of $4,950. Third, Doug inserts a $1,950 C trio and three W’s to go to $4,650…
_ . S . / W O _ E _ ‘ S
S O C C E R / T E A _
W I _ S / W O R _ _
C _ _
…he solves “U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM WINS WORLD CUP” to add that amount to his bank.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Doug: $6,650/Erica: $16,948 cash & trip/Shakeitra: $1K
PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK
N for negative is how Shakeitra starts. Second in Doug’s direction are a T for the WC, five E’s and two A’s, but then L for lose a turn. Third, Erica picks off a $650 R, but she then wastes a turn while on TD by repeating the L. Following Shakeitra’s run-in w/ the other MDW BANKRUPT, Doug grabs the Mrs. Prindbales gift tag w/ an S, but he then buys a worthless vowel in O. Erica next LOSES A TURN, whereas Shakeitra gets her third BANKRUPT of the game near TD. Doug’s not taking any chances…
A / _ E S T _ _ E
_ E _ E R A _ E
…he adds another $1,250 cash & candies plus a trip to where he can have A FESTIVE BEVERAGE — the Long Bay Beach Club on the island of TORTOLA worth $6,900.
DUDS: N (Shakeitra), L (Doug), O (Doug)
SOLE LaT: Erica
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Shakeitra)
SOLE DQ: Erica’s L repeat
Doug: $14,800 cash & gifts WC/Erica: $16,948 cash & trip/Shakeitra: $1K
$3K Tossup: MOVIE TITLE
I _ _ _ _ _ / O U T
Doug’s taken the lead w/ “INSIDE OUT”.
Round 4: WAYD?
Unfortunately for him, he loses the WC right away to the BANKRUPT near $5K. Second for Erica are the obvious (two $600 N’s, two I’s, two $800 G’s), an A, two $600 T’s, but the O lets somebody down again and it’s the only bad vowel of this board. Over to the struggling Shakeitra who finds a $1K pair of S’s, but she and Doug both LaT out…
S T _ A I G _ T _ N I N G
_ _ / _ _ / _ _ S _
…and Erica’s “STRAIGHTENING UP MY DESK” to take back the lead w/ another $3,650.
SOLE DUD: O (Erica)
LaTs: 2 (everybody else)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Doug (his 2nd of game)
Doug: $17,800 cash & gifts/Erica: $20,598 cash & trip/Shakeitra: $1K
S-U Round: AROUND THE HOUSE
Once again, it’s a $1,500 FS. Doug picks off the twin P’s late in this round…
_ E O P _ R _ / P R I N T
S C _ R _
…and solves LEOPARD PRINT SCARF for $4,500 and the win.
Doug: $22,300 cash & gifts/Erica: $20,598 cash & trip/Shakeitra: $1K
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $7,650
$100K Bonus Round
That man spins up the &.
Light ’em up, Vanna…
_ _ S T
S _ _ _ _ N _ / _ _ _
CPGO guarantees at least a letter…
_ _ S T
S _ O _ _ N G / O _ _
…he’s not JUST SHOWING OFF; he has no idea at all for the $33K.
$5K SPIN ID: DT1937334
MY EP. RATING: 6