EPISODE #6341: BEACHES RESORTS FAMILY WEEK
VTR: Dec. 17 (next-to-last taping of ’15)
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
F _ M I L _ / _ _ M E
Eric & LB have had lots of FAMILY TIME. The first teams this month…
Eric & LB Nielsen: she’s a professor at Northwestern & this couple from Evanston, IL has been married for 23 yrs.
Robert & Shannon Crawford: he’s a physical therapist aboard the Gerald R. Ford out of Newport News and they’ve been married for about five yrs. (I presume they’re from VA)
Chris & Heather (last name unknown): she’s an acct. for a local government while he’s a web developer; they’re from San Luis Obispo
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ O B _ _ E R
B _ S _ U _
Heather tastes some LOBSTER BISQUE for control.
FEATURED TRIP: Beaches Turks & Caicos worth $8K
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Maui Jim
Round 1: SONG LYRICS
C & H get started w/ a $1K pair of T’s, but the BANKRUPT near TD gets them just as quick. Second, the Nielsens call up two R’s for the WC, five E’s, a $600 F, an O, two $700 D’s, and three A’s…
_ _ E E T /D R E A _ _
A R E / _ A D E / O F
T _ _ _
…they solve the Eurythmics “SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS” for $2,250 when they could’ve gone for the S’s.
SOLE BANKRUPT: C & H
C & H: $2K/Nielsens: $3,250 WC/Crawfords: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
The Nielsens lead off w/ a $550 T (LB wanted R), a $550 N, two E’s, three $550 D’s, and two O’s, followed by two $550 R’s, an A, a $650 M, and two $650 S’s (she wanted to say the L’s)…
D R E S S E D
T O / _ _ _ _
A / M O _ _ _ N _ _ _ R D
…“DRESSED TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” is right for $5,050 (they were being consonative again).
C & H: $2K/Nielsens: $8,300 WC/Crawfords: $0
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Now that they’ve finally got their chance to spin, the Crawfords are off and running w/ two $700 N’s, two S’s and a G at $600 a pop, three I’s, but then the MDW’s right side to lose $2,950. Second, C & H call up a $700 C, O and A singles, two L’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, and two $650 T’s, then…
_ _ _ _ _ I _ N C I N G
T O T A L / _ L I S S
…they’re EXPERIENCING TOTAL BLISS over a trip to the Sandals Grand ST. LUCIA worth $6K.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Crawfords
C & H: $10,500 cash & trip/Nielsens: $8,300 WC/Crawfords: NO LUCK
$3K Tossup: TV TITLE
_ E S A M E
S T R _ _ T
The Crawfords are scoreless no more w/ “SESAME STREET”.
Round 4: THING
First on their list are three $900 S’s, three $650 T’s, an A, a $500 C, but then the S-U signal…
A / _ _ S T _ _ C T
_ _ S S _ _ _ _ _ T _
…and it’s a $1,650 FS. One N, D and P later…
A / D _ S T _ N C T
P _ S S _ _ _ _ _ T _
…we have A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY of a close maingame finish, and that was the case w/ the Nielsens falling short by $200 w/ the $2K house minimum solve.
C & H: $10,500 cash & trip/Nielsens: $10,300/Crawfords: $3K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,900
$100K Bonus Round
Star Ford is providing another of their vehicles and it’s a hot-looking Mustang Convertible. Chris spins up the I of SPIN.
Here’s a couple of letters for free…
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_ _ _ _ E
CPMO does some good…
_ _ N _ M _ C
_ O _ C E
…but they don’t solve w/ a DYNAMIC VOICE for that convertible and they’re the second-lowest winning champions this season.
$5K SPIN ID: AK7428601
MY RATING: 4