EPISODE #6380: CARNIVAL SPIN & SAIL SWEEPSTAKES
$1K Tossup: PLACES
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The ladies really need to step up their game, because Robert has nailed PORT & STARBOARD and gets to be interviewed first…
Robert Santoli: Fordham Univ. grad who’s interested in classic cars (his father owns a ’67 Corvette Stingray) from Yorktown Heights, NY (orig. from Brooklyn)
Bonnie Dredla: works at a nonprofit agriculture demonstration farm from Lulling, TX
Noelle Richardson: assistant to the CEO at Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta who likes going out to concerts from Atlanta
Robert happens to be the admin MarioGS on the Buy a Vowel Message boards. I had absolutely NO IDEA he would be playing this game for real.
$2K Tossup: SONG LYRICS
O H / _ _ _ T
_ / _ _ _ _ _
Robert’s done it again w/ “OH WHAT A NIGHT” (from “December 1963” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons).
Round 1: PHRASE
He calls out six T’s for a $4,200 start, buys three E’s, and picks up the Caribbean Cruise w/ two H’s, then he goes for another quick solve…
_ _ _ ‘ T / _ E T
T H E / _ _ T / _ _ T
_ _ / T H E / _ _ _
DON’T LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG now, people — he’s nailed this puzzle for $10,959 cash & Caribbean.
Ladies: $0 each/Robert: $13,959 cash & cruise
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Bonnie first calls up a $700 T, but that amount’s taken right back by the MDW’s left side. Second, Noelle takes two H’s for a grand, buys five E’s, but duds out w/ R. Third, Robert spins his way to a $1,600 pair of M’s, two O’s, a $700 S, an A to clean out the vowels, a $600 W and a FP dud of L before saying C for crud. Bonnie then puts up the $600 P and $700 G singles to complete the board…
H O M E / S W E E T
H O M E
P A G E
…and get on the board w/ 13 Benjamins.
DUDS: R (Noelle), L (Robert), C (Robert)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Bonnie
Bonnie: $1,300/Noelle: ZERO/Robert: $13,959 cash & cruise
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
The scoreless Noelle leads off w/ a $600 N, buys three E’s and A’s, but says B for bad. Robert secondly spots a $1,300 pair of T’s and buys three I’s to clean out the vowels…
E _ _ I _ A _ A T I N _
_ A T E _ / _ _ I _ E
…he’ll be enjoying an EXHILARATING WATER SLIDE on the Carnival Victory cruise to BERMUDA worth $6,077.
SOLE DUD: B (Noelle)
Bonnie: $1,300/Noelle: ZILCH/Robert: $21,086 cash & cruises
$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME
E _ S _
_ R E _ _ Y
These are the first two words in a slogan of a brand of cosmetics, and Robert knows that’s “EASY, BREEZY, beautiful — CoverGirl”.
Round 4: WAYD?
He’s off and running w/ an $1,800 N trio, three I’s, two E’s, a $1K pair of T’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $5K to lose $2,300. Second for Bonnie are a $500 H, a $700 G, the last vowel of O, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to give back $950. After Noelle strikes out w/ R, Robert plugs in a $700 L, an $800 V and a $1K pair of M’s to complete the board. He definitely is…
L I V I N G / I N
T H E / M O M E N T
…and has earned another $2,500.
SOLE DUD: R (Noelle)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (everybody else)
Bonnie: $1,300/Noelle: HARD LUCK/Robert: $26,586 cash & cruises
$1,500 per consonant this time. After that big leader’s chosen two H’s..
T H R _ _
_ _ S H _ S
…he didn’t need THREE WISHES to finish the maingame strong w/ another $4,500.
DUDS: N (Bonnie), C (Noelle)
Bonnie: $1,300/Noelle: $1K GOOSEEGG/Robert: $31,086 cash & cruises
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,950
$100K Bonus Round
In addition to his parents (Sandy and Robert Sr.), he also brought along…of all people…THAT Emil! His envelope’s the ‘.
He needs some first word help…
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YGHO looks like a clear winner (and it’s not FUZZY as we originally thought)…
G O O _ Y
_ _ _ T _ R E S
…this guy will be taking GOOFY PICTURES of himself and his gang on his $45K win (Emil won that exact same amount), making him the biggest winner this year w/ $76,086 cash & cruises! You are REALLY GOOD, man…REALLY GOOD.
FINAL SWEEPSTAKES PUZZLE: WORLD CHAMPION
$5K SPIN ID: SG0619921
They had an outtake reel of Pat and Vanna doing the closed captioning plugs.
MY RATING: 8