I’m back in business and ready to catch up on what I’ve missed.
EPISODE #6306: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
VTR: Oct. 15 (taped just before Great Outdoors)
$1K Tossup: CHARACTERS
S A _ T _ ‘ _
_ _ T _ L _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ S
Adrinne is technically right that Santa’s little guys are ELVES, but that’s a little short.
S A _ T _ ‘ S
_ _ T _ L _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ S
William solves SANTA’S LITTLE HELPERS. These three are here to help themselves to a big feast…
William Siirola: Colorado School of Mines student & bowler since he was 10 (he recently rolled a perfect game) from Centennial, CO
Adrinne Forrest: biller/collector who also bowls from Brooklyn
Paula Kamiya: retired librarian w/ the nickname “Tweety Tutu” from Waikoloa
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ _ _ E _
C _ _ _ _ _ D / _ I E
Adrinne messes up again w/ APPLE CUSTARD PIE.
_ A _ E D
C _ S T A _ D / P I E
Paula solves BAKED CUSTARD PIE.
$6K GC ON THE WHEEL: travel.BUZZ
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Furniture of America
Round 1: SONG LYRICS
Here she goes w/ a $550 T, a $500 H, O and I singles, triple A’s, and two E’s, after which she says two $550 B’s, a U, four $900 R’s, two $500 M’s, and two $900 D’s. Board…
M A _ / _ O U R
D A _ _ / B E / M E R R _
A _ D / B R I _ H T
…she solves “MAY YOUR DAYS BE MERRY AND BRIGHT” (from “White Christmas”) for $7,300.
Paula: $9,300/William: $1K/Adrinne: $0
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
William’s up first w/ a R while on the MW near $650 and takes the obvious gamble…$$$. Next on his list are three $700 L’s, two A’s, E’s and O’s, a $600 S, the other two good vowels, but then the LaT. Over to Adrinne who picks up the Travel Wedge w/ the SL bonus of three D’s, but that and the $2,500 are taken right back by the BANKRUPT near TD. Paula’s third in line w/ a $700 C, two N’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, two $600 T’s, but then the same BANKRUPT to forfeit $2,900 and her plate. William then picks up the FoA gift tag w/ two G’s…
D E L I G _ T _ U L
D A _ _ L I N G
D E C O R A T I O N S
…he turns in these DELIGHTFUL, DAZZLING DECORATIONS for $13,450 cash & GT.
SOLE LaT: William
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
Paula: $9,300/William: $14,450 cash & GT/Adrinne: ZERO
PP/Express Round: THINGS
Adrinne’s going aboard the EXPRESS right away after calling out the two S’s (at this point in the tapings, the audience stays silent after a letter’s called or bought).
Next Choices: N…D…four A’s…two E’s…four R’s…three T’s…three U’s (last of the vowels)…BIG BUZZ-OUT (she loses $10,250)
Paula then picks off two L’s while on the other 1/2 CAR and a TD C to complete the board…
C U L T U R A L / A N D
A R T / T R E A S U R E S
…she’ll see them on her trip to VIENNA (also included is a Blu-Ray Combo pack of the new movie “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION”) worth $7,540.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Adrinne
Paula: $21,340 cash & Vienna/William: $14,450 cash & GT/Adrinne: BAD LUCK
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
F _ _ _ H W A T E R
_ Q _ _ R _ _ _
The third time’s the charm for Adrinne w/ a FRESHWATER AQUARIUM.
Consonants are worth $1,700 apiece. Midway in the round, Paula uncovers the L, but misses the last word w/ CLICK. William then requests the K…
_ _ _ T / T H _
C L _ C K
…he was able to BEAT THE CLOCK for the FS amount.
SOLE AIRED DUD: S (William)
SOLE DQ: Paula’s missolve
Paula: $21,340 cash & Vienna/William: $16,150 cash & GT/Adrinne: $3K
BANKRUPT TRASH (disregarding plate): $21,650 cash & travel
$100K Bonus Round
Remember the vehicle that I mistakenly thought would be in Great Outdoors? Well, it’s here this week — the white Ford Flex. Paula’s landed on the G.
I hope she knows what the UV in “SUV” stands for…
_ T _ L _ T _
_ E _ _ _ L E
HBMI gives her some more help…
_ T I L I T _
_ E H I _ L E
…but she blanks out, so she doesn’t win the $33K towards buying a sport UTILITY VEHICLE.
$5K SPIN ID: AC3726774
MY RATING: 5