EPISODE #6343: BEACHES RESORTS FAMILY WEEK
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
_ O I _ _ / T O
_ A M A _ _ _
After Jason & Hope get on the board first, one of these couples could be GOING TO JAMAICA…
Jason & Hope Iverson (married nearly 21 yrs.): he’s a community bank worker & HS football ref while she’s a kindergarten teacher; they’re from Albany, MN
Sean & Nikki McCoy (married 5 yrs.): he’s an accountant & musician while she’s a writer & bartender; they’re from Olympia, WA
Steve & Melissa Herder: he’s a behavioral care specialist mgr. for a co. in South Jersey while she’s an 8th Grade Math teacher at Freedom Prep MS; they’re from Lindenwold, NJ (orig. from Philly)
I’ve found out the last name of the yellow couple by googling Hope, the city and her job.
$2K Tossup: THING (but also IN THE KITCHEN)
_ C _ / C R _ A M
M A _ _ I _ _
Melissa solves ICE CREAM MACHINE.
Round 1: PHRASE
They first call a $900 L, but lose it right back to the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, the Iversons call up a $700 S, a $600 R, two E’s and A’s, but then a dud of V (they fell for the ALIVE trap). Third, the McCoys get the Turks & Caicos trio, but a dud O buy stops them. The Herders waste a FP usage w/ the A, uncover a $1,300 T pair, and run into the other normal BANKRUPT. The Iversons follow w/ a $1,600 pair of N’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to forfeit $2,400…
_ R E A T / M _ N _ S
T _ _ N _ / A L _ _ E
…Nikki then says GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE for $8,250 cash & trip.
DUDS: V (Iversons), O (McCoys)
WASTED FP USAGE: Herders
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Herders 2x; Iversons)
Herders: $2K/Iversons: $1K/McCoys: $8,250 cash & trip
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
The Iversons pick up the WC right away w/ a T, but strike out right away w/ R while on the MW near $650. The McCoys secondly spin up an L for the 1/2 CAR near $600, A and three E’s, a $650 B, but then the LaT. The Herders thirdly pick two $650 F’s, a $600 C, two O’s, and two $650 N’s, then we have…
_ _ N _ – _ O N _ / &
C O F F E E
T A B L E
…they solve PING-PONG & COFFEE TABLE for $2,950.
SOLE DUD: R (Iversons)
SOLE LaT: McCoys
Herders: $4,950/Iversons: $1K WC/McCoys: $8,250 cash & trip
PP/Express Round: EVENT
The McCoys flunk out right away w/ F. Second for the Herders are two $900 N’s and a G while on EXPRESS. They’re going aboard…
Next Choices: two T’s…two A’s…C for CRASH (they lose $4,550, and that’s their third BANKRUPT tonight)
The Iversons then forfeit their WC to the MDW’s left side. After the McCoys BANKRUPT near $650, the Herders fill in three $550 S’s, an E, and an L for the same 1/2 CAR, but there’s no more consonants…
S A _ L _ N G
A T / S _ N S E T
…and they’ll be SAILING AT SUNSET at the Sandals Ochi Beach in JAMAICA.
SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: G (McCoys)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (all teams)
Herders: $12,850 cash & Jamaica/Iversons: $1K/McCoys: $8,250 cash & T and C
$3K Tossup: CHARACTER
_ _ _ _ _ / T _ E
_ _ _ U _ _
Melissa quickly IDs OSCAR THE GROUCH.
$1,500 per consonant here. Late in this round, Steve says the two S’s but he blows the $7,500 solve w/ TEENS AND TITANS. A dud of L and a W to finish off the consonants…
T _ _ N S
A N D / T W _ _ N S
…the McCoys solve TEENS AND TWEENS for $3K more.
DUDS: R (Iversons), Y (McCoys), L (Iversons)
SOLE DQ: Herders’ blown solve
Herders: $15,850 cash & Jamaica/Iversons: $2K/McCoys: $11,250 cash & T and C
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $9,150
$100K Bonus Round
Will the ‘ be any good for the Herders?
This six-word answer (yes, you read that right) begins remarkably like this…
_ N / _ _ R / _ _ _
T _ / T _ E / _ _ _
The last word’s the decider. FHCI…
_ N / _ _ R / _ _ _
T _ / T H E / _ _ _
…triggers a TECHNICAL WIPEOUT for the second week in a row, and they get the last word wrong w/ BAY (they also miss w/ ON OUR WAY FOR THE DAY). The $33K answer was ON OUR WAY TO THE GYM.
$5K SPIN ID: DG01603
MY RATING: 5