EPISODE #6245: TEACHERS WEEK
$1K Tossup: CHARACTERS
G _ E E _ / _ O D S
& / H E _ _ _ S
Alex knows her GREEK GODS & HEROES. Last three teachers on this premiere week…
Alex Funsch: 3rd Grade (& third-generation) teacher at Daly ES in Germantown who formerly worked in the hospitality industry for six yrs. from Frederick, MD
Darnel Edmond: 4th Grade teacher at Purche Avenue ES in Gardena from L.A.
Jessica Shindley: 4th Grade teacher at Robein Grade School in East Peoria from Normal, IL
$2K Tossup: TITLE
A / _ _ _ _ _ _ E
_ _ / _ I M _
Alex blows the solve this time w/ “A MOMENT IN TIME”; Jessica capitalizes w/ “A WRINKLE IN TIME“.
PRIZE WEDGE: london.BUZZ
Round 1: QUOTATION
She duds out right away w/ a T while on the Pilot Pen gift tag. Second, Alex calls up an $800 S, but she then buys a bad vowel of E. Third, Darnel fills in a $500 R, an A, two $900 N’s, but nothing else w/ P. Back to Jessica who finds a $1,600 D pair, and the leftover vowels of two O’s and three U’s. Following three $900 F’s and two L’s for the London trip…
F U L L / O F / S O U N D
A N D / F U R _
…she recites the “Macbeth” line “FULL OF SOUND AND FURY” for $4,800 and the $8,200 trip (she actually lived and taught there for a couple of years).
DUDS: T (Jessica), E (Alex), P (Darnel)
Jessica: $15K cash & trip/Alex: $1K/Darnel: $0
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Alex gets going w/ a $550 R, four E’s, four $650 T’s and an A, then she picks up the Pilot Pen gift tag w/ the SL bonus of six F’s and LOSES A TURN. Second, Darnel says W for worthless while on the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900. Third, Jessica BANKRUPTs near TD. After Alex buys a baddie of O, Darnel tacks on an $800 H, an I, a $700 K, and a $550 C, but he and Jessica flub w/ L and N, respectively (she was on the MW near LaT)…
S T I C K E R
S H E E T S / &
S T A _ _
S E T S
…Alex finally gets STICKER SHEETS & STAMP SETS for $7,400.
DUDS: W (Darnel), O (Alex), L (Darnel), N (Jessica)
SOLE LaT: Alex
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jessica
Jessica: $15K cash & trip/Alex: $8,400/Darnel: ZILCH
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Darnel instantly lands on EXPRESS, lights up an R, and hops on.
Next Letters: S…3 T’s…I…M…N…3 O’s…L…P…3 Y’s…U…H…A…C for CRITICAL DUD (he just blew $12K)
Jessica then uncovers the $600 K and says…
I T ‘ S / M Y / T U R N
T O / P L A Y / H O O K Y
…to add a second trip to The Reefs Resort & Club BERMUDA worth $6,965.
PAINFUL BANKRUPT: Darnel (This is starting to go viral, so watch.)
Jessica: $22,565 cash & trips/Alex: $8,400/Darnel: DEEP TROUBLE
$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ
_ E _ _ _ _ I _ Y
C O _ _ _ _
Jessica’s up over $25K w/ CELEBRITY COUPLE.
Round 4: THINGS
Three $800 T’s get her started, followed by an A, but then the S-U bell…
_ _ T _ A / _ _ _ _ _ T
_ _ _ _ T _ _ _
…this time, consonants are worth $1,600 apiece. Midway in the round, Alex inserts the D, but she goofs on the third word w/ ASSIGNMENT and HOMEWORK. Jessica later buys the two I’s for free…
E X T R A / C R E D I T
_ _ E S T I _ _
…she’s gonna get her EXTRA CREDIT QUESTION in the BR soon after making the $6,950 solve.
DUDS (during S-U): L (Alex), P (Alex), G (Darnel)
MISSOLVES: 2 (Alex)
Jessica: $32,515 cash & trips/Alex: $8,400/Darnel: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG
Not meaning to be rude, Darnel, but that call in R3 of yours was just STUPID and EMBARRASSING.
BANKRUPT TRASH: $12K
$100K Bonus Round
Jessica takes that BW to the &.
We know what the second word is already…
_ _ _ _ _
N _ _ _ T
She’s onto something after calling GHMI…
M _ G G _
N I G H T
…she knows that she’s had at least one MUGGY NIGHT back in Illinois…
…but we have our first $33K sweep of the season, so she leaves w/ $65,515 cash & trips.
$5K SPIN ID: JM5933761
MY EP. RATING: 7