EPISODE #6313: WINTER BREAK
$1K Tossup: CHARACTER
_ _ D / M _ N
W I _ _ _ R
Leanna solves OLD MAN WINTER. Now let’s meet this pretty young lady and everybody else…
Leanna Vesper: event coord. and MS Language Arts tutor from Frederick, MD
Dick Stolpe: part of a family who went to the ’84 Olympics from Carlsbad
Tiffani Thorne: hospital admin. from Culver City
$2K Tossup: THINGS
M _ T _ R C Y C L E
B _ O T S
Dick’s got his MOTORCYCLE BOOTS ready.
SKI TRIP: Beech Mountain Resort in North Carolina
Round 1: SONG LYRICS
His starters are two $700 S’s, four I’s, an A, and two T’s for the…what else…DICK’S Sporting Goods gift tag, followed by two $500 M’s, five E’s to clean out the vowels, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $3,650 cash & sporting goods. Over to Tiffani who puts in five $650 L’s, and a J for the NC trip…
J I _ _ L E / _ E L L
T I M E / I S / A
S _ E L L / T I M E
…she exactly recites “JINGLE BELL TIME IS A SWELL TIME” (from “Jingle Bell Rock” originally done by Bobby Helms) for $3,750 and the trip worth $6,196.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dick
Tiffani: $9,946 cash & NC/Leanna: $1K/Dick: $2K
Holiday Greeting: stage crew
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Tiffani first gets a hold of two $700 R’s, three E’s, a $600 S, and an I, after which she says three $800 N’s, two O’s, the big SL Bonus of three $3,500 P’s, and the other two vowels (two U’s included). Board…
P U _ S E –
P O U N _ I N _
P E R _ O R _ A N _ E
…now this is a PULSE-POUNDING PERFORMANCE — her winning another $14,650!
Tiffani: $24,596 cash & NC/Leanna: $1K/Dick: $2K
HG #2: sound dept./control room (especially Jim)
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Knowing that she’s in a deep hole, Leanna starts this crucial answer two $600 S’s, but the sole dud vowel of I stops her just as quick. Dick secondly finds three $700 T’s, an A and four O’s, two $900 P’s, an E and three $3,500 R’s, then he sees…
_ O _ ‘ T / _ O R _ E T
_ O _ R / P A S S P O R T
…not only did you win another $13,650, sir, DON’T FORGET YOUR PASSPORT for your trip to the Lapaz Waterfall Gardens in COSTA RICA worth $6,100.
SOLE DUD: I (Leanna)
Tiffani: $24,596 cash & NC/Leanna: $1K/Dick: $21,750 cash & C.R.
Don’t give up hope yet, Leanna. You could still end your night w/ more than $10K.
$3K Tossup: PERSON
T R U _ _ E D
F _ I _ _ _
I don’t know who Tiffani’s TRUSTED FRIEND is, but she’s up over $27.5K.
Round 4: FOOD & DRINK
First on her radar are a $600 R, two E’s, two $500 S’s, but then the LaT. Second for Leanna are a $500 L, two $900 T’s, and a $600 P…
S _ _ T
P R E T _ E L S
…she munches on some SOFT PRETZELS for $2,900 more.
SOLE LaT: Tiffani
Tiffani: $27,596 cash & NC/Leanna: $3,900/Dick: $21,750 cash & C.R.
Round 5: AROUND THE HOUSE
This round’s all Leanna — she picks a $5K R, an E, three $600 T’s, three O’s, and two $500 B’s…
_ O T T O _
B _ T _ R O B E
…she stuffs another $7,300 inside her COTTON BATHROBE.
Tiffani: $27,596 cash & NC/Leanna: $11,200/Dick: $21,750 cash & C.R.
See, Leanna, I knew you could do it!
Round 6: PROPER NAME
That man at the end has chosen two $500 S’s, two A’s, and the same number of E’s to clean out the vowels already. But after a $500 C is P for phooey. Tiffani then says two $800 R’s and a $500 T…
R _ A _
S E A C R E S T
…he’s about to end his time hosting “American Idol” next season (and it’s also the show’s very last season), as Tiffani solves RYAN SEACREST for another $2,100. And guess what, we’re going into a Round 7 for just the second time this season!
SOLE DUD: P (Dick)
Tiffani: $29,696 cash & NC/Leanna: $11,200/Dick: $21,750 cash & C.R.
Here’s another $1,500 FS for ya. After an H comes up late in this round…
_ _ S H _ O N
S T _ T _ _ _ N T
…Tiffani makes her FASHION STATEMENT for another $4,500.
DUDS: R (Tiffani), D (Leanna)
Tiffani: $34,196 cash & NC/Leanna: $11,200/Dick: $21,750 cash & C.R.
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,650 cash & GT
$100K Bonus Round
That was an excellent maingame tonight. Now let’s see if Tiffani can win herself a really big present after she lands on the S of SPIN.
Just these two letters to start…
_ _ T / _ N _
_ _ _ _ _
DHMA isn’t very helpful…
H _ T / A N D
_ _ _ _ _
…thanks to wasting both the A and D, she only gets the top line. And this doesn’t sound HOT AND JUICY to us…
…A $100,000 LUMP OF COAL — SHE’S THE FIRST GRAND PRIZE LOSER ALL SEASON LONG. OUCH. Merry Christmas to her, anyway.
$5K SPIN ID: JS9862222
MY RATING: 6