EPISODE #6365: WISH YOU WERE HERE!
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
S A Y / _ _ L _ _
_ O / E V _ _ Y _ _ _ Y
John’s the first to score, and let’s SAY HELLO TO EVERYBODY this instant…
John Malosh: Army vet & former plastics packager of 26 yrs. (as well as social worker for a decade) from Stroud Township, PA
Ellen Portilla: Black belt in American Kempo Karate from Thousand Oaks, CA
Aubrey Brady: former air traffic controller whose husband serves in military from Fincastle, VA
$2K Tossup: LANDMARK
S _ O N _ _ _ N G E
I N / E _ G _ A N _
John pinpoints STONEHENGE IN ENGLAND to triple up. And speaking of said country, the trip wedge tonight is the $8,200 london.buzz one.
Round 1: SHOW BIZ
A $2,800 T quartet gets him started, followed by buys of two O’s and five E’s, a $650 H, three I’s, two L’s as in London, two N’s for the WC, three $700 S’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to forfeit $15K cash & trip plus his WC; darn. Moving on to Ellen who puts in a $700 V, but then buys the one dud vowel of A. Aubrey then lights up an X for the bedandbreakfast.com gift tag, a FP D, and a $5K pair of R’s to leave the U remaining…
T H E / X – F I L E S
R E T _ R N S / T O
T E L E V I S I O N
…she solves “‘THE X-FILES’ RETURNS TO TELEVISION” for $7K cash & GT.
SOLE DUD: A (Ellen)
SOLE BANKRUPT: John
Aubrey: $7K cash & GT/John: $3K/Ellen: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
First from Ellen’s mouth are a FP E and an N via the MW near $650 before she takes the obvious gamble…whoops. Aubrey secondly gets the MDW w/ four R’s, but can’t pick up the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ a dud of T. John thirdly strikes out w/ P. Back to Ellen who gets the same 1/2 CAR w/ F, buys two O’s, lights up a $550 L, but the A fails her again. After Aubrey says D for dud, John tacks on a $3,500 G, the pairs of the other two vowels, a $1,400 C pair, and a FP V. We have…
_ U I C _
R U N / F O R
C O V E R
G I R L
…I don’t think a cosmetic campaign should have the words “QUICK, RUN FOR COVER GIRL”, but he’s solved for $4,900 and the lead back.
DUDS: T (Aubrey), P (John), A (Ellen), D (Aubrey)
Aubrey: $7K cash & GT/John: $7,900/Ellen: ZIP
PP/Express Round: THING
Aubrey gets going w/ two $500 R’s, and A, a FP dud of E, a $500 S, and four $600 T’s, followed by trios of the other non-U vowels, an $800 C, and two H’s while on the EXPRESS before going aboard.
Current Bank: $5,950
Next Choices: 2 F’s…L…G…M and K
She wins another $11,950 and will see…
S O F T / L I G H T
F R O M / A
T I K I / T O R C H
…on her trip to the Amsterdam Manor in ARUBA worth $6,300.
SOLE DUD: E (Aubrey)
Aubrey: $25,250 cash & prizes/John: $7,900/Ellen: ZILCH
$3K Tossup: PERSON
M _ _ _ / _ F
H _ _ _ R
Ellen IDs the MAID OF HONOR to get off the schneid.
Speed-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE
It’s a $1,600 FS. After a lady requests the F in the bottom word…
_ _ _ _ P _ G N _
F _ _ T _ S
…Aubrey’s earned another $3,200 worth of icing w/ CHAMPAGNE FLUTES.
DUDS: R (John), D (Aubrey)
Aubrey: $28,450 cash & prizes/John: $7,900/Ellen: $3K
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not factored): $15K cash & trip
$100K Bonus Round
Aubrey needs to take the C envelope.
She needs some help in the second word…
_ / _ _ _ _ _ S
_ E L _ _ _ E
DPMA doesn’t sound good to us…
A / _ _ _ _ _ S
_ E L _ _ M E
…she won’t be giving A JOYOUS WELCOME to $33K.
$5K SPIN ID: WG5356435
MY RATING: 6