Interestingly enough, I had an early showing of this episode in my area at noon (yes, you read that right).
EPISODE #6294: AMERICA’S GAME
On this Turkey day, we’re on the set where Sheri Blank cleaned up big time in the maingame (Fall Fun).
$1K Tossup: EVENT
_ _ _ N K _ _ _ _ _ _ G
_ _ _ / _ A _ _ _ _
I saw the Macy’s THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE this morning, and Stephen is the first to score w/ that response. And he’s not the only guy on this Turkey day panel…
Stephen Pyles: global cloud services co. recruiter from Atlanta
Allison Truesdell : tutor & newlywed who plays the guitar from Arroyo Grande, CA
Dale Eldridge: poker dealer & floor supervisor who grew up watching this game w/ his grandma from Vegas
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ _ R _ _ _ / _ _ D
S _ _ F _ _ _ _
Dale quickly gets TURKEY AND STUFFING.
TONIGHT’S SS: Furniture of America
Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER
Dale gets started w/ a $2,700 T trio, an E, an N for the SS, two A’s, then come a $650 R, three O’s and S for sorry to leave $9,100 cash & SS sitting there. Stephen follows w/ a $600 L, the sole dud vowel of I while on FP, two U’s, two $650 H’s and three TD C’s, then we have…
T O U C H _ O _ N
C A T C H
_ O U / L A T E R
…he solves TOUCHDOWN CATCH YOU LATER for $9,150.
SOLE DUD: S (Dale)
Stephen: $10,150/Allison: $0/Dale: $2K
Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ
Stephen’s first choices are a TD S, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. Second, Allison picks a $650 T, two E’s, but then N for no while she’s on the MW near LaT. Third, Dale takes out a $650 R, three O’s, two $600 F’s, three $650 B’s, and two $900 C’s. We now have…
B O _ / O F F _ C E
B _ O C _ B _ S T E R
…”Titanic” is one example of a BOX OFFICE BLOCKBUSTER, and he makes the $5,350 solve.
DUDS: A (Stephen), N (Allison)
Stephen: $10,150/Allison: ZERO/Dale: $7,350
Repeating Classic BP: ZIPPER
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
The scoreless Allison fires off a $700 N, two I’s, a dud of E via FP, a $900 G, two A’s and an O to clean out the vowels. She follows w/ a $1,300 pair of S’s, a $600 R, a $650 T, an L for the WC, and a $600 M before she sees…
M A I L I N G
_ O S T _ A R _ S
…she’s won her first $4,500 and she’ll probably be MAILING POSTCARDS from the ARUBA Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.
Stephen: $10,150/Allison: $10,800 cash & Aruba WC/Dale: $7,350
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ _ _ I G _ E R
P E R F _ M E
Dale just made this game really tight as a result of solving DESIGNER PERFUME.
Round 4: PHRASE
His first pick of T is not there. Second for Stephen are a $500 S, two I’s, and a $1,500 trio of L’s…
I ‘ L L / _ _ / _ _ _ _
I _ / _ / _ L _ S _
…take out the first two words and you’ve got the bonus puzzle that produced a $100K winner twice (Elyse Thomas from May 2006 in Denver and Sharon Adams in late April 2012) — Stephen rightly replies “I’LL BE BACK IN A FLASH” for $1,750.
SOLE DUD: T (Dale)
Stephen: $11,900/Allison: $10,800 cash & Aruba WC/Dale: $10,350
Round 5: FUN & GAMES
After Stephen’s $1,300 pair of T’s and a dud buy of O, it’s S-U time…
_ _ _ T _ _ _
T _ _ / _ _ _ _
…w/ a $1,550 FS. The R has been filled in next…
_ _ _ T _ R _
T _ _ / _ _ _ _
…and Allison solves “CAPTURE THE FLAG” to win the match.
SOLE DUD (before bell): O (Stephen)
Stephen: $11,900/Allison: $12,350 cash & Aruba WC/Dale: $10,350
NO PENALTY SPINS!
$100K Bonus Round
Allison lands on the W.
_ _ _ _ S _ N _
_ / _ _ _ _ R
PGHO and D give her besides the obvious G…
_ H O O S _ N G
_ / _ _ _ O R
….any college student would know about CHOOSING A MAJOR, but she gets the last word wrong w/ FAVOR and MANOR, costing her $45K.
$5K SPIN ID: JC8096188
MY RATING: 5