EPISODE #6296: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES FAMILY WEEK
VTR: Sept. 10
$1K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ _ M I L Y
_ _ B _ M
Margaret solves FAMILY ALBUM. The first three teams this season…
John Gallagher & Margaret Ann Howard (father/daughter)
Jessica Boggess & Christina Montalbo (sisters from San Antonio): Christina is a HS teacher
Alexia Benzaken & Dave Choukroun (brother/sister from Brooklyn): he’s an online sales marketing coord. & avid saxophone player
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ _ A _ _ M
_ R _ _ _ E _ S
Alexia & Dave eat up some GRAHAM CRACKERS.
FEATURED $7,500 PRIZE FOR THIS SWEEPSTAKES: sears (the gift tag is also from them)
Round 1: RHYME TIME
A & D are off to a bad start w/ N for no. Second, J &M call three $650 R’s, four $900 T’s, but then a worthless O (Margaret wanted the I instead). Third, J & C choose two $700 S’s and two G’s to go to $2,600…
S T _ R / _ _ G _ T
S T _ R / _ R _ G _ T
…they solve “STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT” to get on the board.
DUDS: N (A & D), O (J & M)
J & C: $2,600/A & D: $2K/J & M: $1K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
J & M waste a spin w/ the MDW’s left side. J & C secondly call out a FP A, and an N while on the MW near $650. Will they be happy after the obvious gamble…yes. Next up are two FP O’s, a $600 D, a $1K T, two U’s, a $700 C, an E to clean out the vowels…a $500 L…two $600 P’s…a $3,500 R…and two $600 M’s to complete the board…
M O M / A N D
P O P
C U L T U R E
…and win $18,200!
INSTA-BANKRUPT: J & M
J & C: $20,800/A & D: $2K/J & M: $1K
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Our big leaders pick up the gift tag right away w/ an S, buy four E’s, but then LaT out. Second, A & D uncover a $1,600 pair of R’s, but then T for trouble. Third, J & M have the same result w/ N. J & C spin on w/ two L’s for that MDW, two I’s, two $900 M’s, and the leftover vowels (one O and three A’s)…
M I L E S / A _ A _
_ R O M / E _ E R _ _ A _
L I _ E
…in addition to another $2,300 cash & GTs, they’re going to a place that’s MILES AWAY FROM EVERYDAY LIFE — the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in ST. THOMAS worth $11,758.
DUDS: T (A & D), N (J & M)
SOLE LaT: J & C
J & C: $34,858 cash & prizes MDW/A & D: $2K/J & M: $1K
$3K Tossup: THING
_ / P E _ F _ _ T
_ C _ _ _
Christina come up w/ A PERFECT SCORE.
Round 4: PEOPLE
They open w/ a $1,400 pair of T’s, an $800 H, and four E’s, but after a $1,400 pair of R’s is their second LaT of the game. A & D are second in line w/ a $1,950 trio of N’s, but it’s S-U time…
T H E / _ _ _ N _ E R
_ E N E R _ T _ _ N
…w/ a $1,500 FS. They then insert two G’s…
T H E / _ _ _ N G E R
G E N E R _ T _ _ N
…they aren’t part of THE YOUNGER GENERATION, but they make the $4,950 solve.
SOLE LaT: J & C
J & C: $37,858 cash & prizes MDW/A & D: $6,950/J & M: $2K
ZERO BANKRUPT TRASH!
A & D: DA1865800
J & M: JE5964828
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #2
The car for this year’s sweepstakes is a FIAT 500c (unlike the previous Family weeks, there’s two of them in the studio). Christina takes the BW to the ***.
This biggie starts out as…
_ _ _ T _ _ R _ _ _ _
E _ _ _ _ _ T
MHCO might do it for them…
_ H O T O _ R _ _ H _
E _ H _ _ _ T
…yes w/ PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT! But all they get is the $33K for a final total of $70,858 cash & trips.
$1M SPOT: A of GAME
LAST SPIN ID: JB2669345 (Janet B.)
MY RATING: 7