Well, at least we’re not doing a Mother’s Day week prematurely at this time — it’s actually “Desert Oasis” (first time since S28 we’re doing this theme week).
EPISODE #6401: DESERT OASIS
VTR: March 18
$1K Tossup: LIVING THINGS
P _ I _ _ _ Y / _ E A R
_ A C T _ S
Andrea blows it by a letter w/ PRICKLY BEAR CACTUS.
P _ I _ _ L Y / P E A R
_ A C T _ S
Marcus doesn’t get poked by a PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS. First players this week…
Marcus McBride: group acct. director for an e-commerce firm and kickball/football co-ed from L.A.
Andrea Richardson: Soul Food Bistro line leader who’s been a “WHEEL Watcher” ever since this show began in ’75 from Jacksonville, FL
Teal Kane: Univ. of North FL Sr. studying Child Psychology and Early Childhood Education, a call center supervisor there, as well as an owner of an online makeup business from the same city as Andrea
$2K Tossup: SONG TITLE
G _ _ D
V _ B _ A _ I _ _ S
Andrea has some “GOOD VIBRATIONS” (by The Beach Boys) this time.
DESERT TRIP: caravan.com southwest tour
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Mario Badescu
Round 1: THING
A $2,100 N trio gets her started, followed by an A buy, but then the sole dud vowel of E. Second, Teal calls up a $2,400 T trio, three I’s, two $600 G’s, a $650 H, and an O, after which she says a $2,500 R, three S’s and L’s at $1,500 per trio, and a $1,400 pair of F’s. We have…
N I G H T / S _ _
F _ L L / O F
T _ I N _ L I N G
S T A R S
…she gazes at the NIGHT SKY FULL OF TWINKLING STARS for $10,650 and the lead just like that.
SOLE DUD: E (Andrea)
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Teal instantly duds out w/ T. Marcus secondly picks a $1,200 pair of R’s, E and A singles, but then N for no. Andrea thirdly puts up a $1,300 pair of L’s, and the other three vowels; those are followed by the SL bonus of four $700 F’s, a $600 V, but then C for crud while on the 1/2 CAR near $900. After Teal wastes another turn w/ the MDW’s left side, Marcus takes a $1,400 pair of S’s and an H while on the MW near $650. He risks the 21 Benjamins…OOPS. Afterwards…
F L A V O R F U L
F R E S H
F I _ S
…Andrea picks some FLAVORFUL FRESH FIGS for $4,950.
DUDS: T (Teal), N (Marcus), C (Andrea)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (everyone else)
Marcus: $1K/Andrea: $6,950/Teal: $10,650
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Marcus insta-BANKRUPTs near TD. Second for Andrea are a $1,200 pair of S’s, but then the LaT. Going down Teal’s road third are an $1,800 L trio, I and five A’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $1,300. Next for Marcus are a $550 R, a $1,200 pair of T’s, three E’s, a $600 X, the other two vowels, but the N fails him again…
_ A _ _ E / I ‘ L L
S T A _ / A / _ O U _ L E
E X T R A / _ A _ S
…and Andrea says “MAYBE I’LL STAY A COUPLE EXTRA DAYS” for a trip to that Sandals Whitehouse in JAMAICA worth $7,800.
SOLE DUD: N (Marcus)
SOLE LaT: Andrea
BANKRUPTS: 2 (those not named Andrea)
Marcus: $1K/Andrea: $15,950 cash & Jamaica/Teal: $10,650
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
C A S A B _ A _ _ A
M _ R _ _ _ O
Marcus locates CASABLANCA, MOROCCO.
Round 4: RHYME TIME
For likely the other time, a player like him strikes out right away w/ T. Second for Andrea are a $700 R, a $1,300 pair of N’s, an A, but then the S-U signal…
_ _ _ _ N / _ R _ _ _
A N _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
…and the FS is set at $1,500. Three P’s are later said…
L _ _ _ N / D R _ P S
A N D / L _ L L _ P _ P S
…and Andrea grabs some LEMON DROPS AND LOLLIPOPS for $9,250 and the win.
SOLE DUD (before FS): T (Marcus)
Marcus: $4K/Andrea: $25,200 cash & Jamaica/Teal: $10,650
BANKRUPT TRASH: $3,400
$100K Bonus Round
Here’s another desert-friendly vehicle that a lucky player could win — a Ford Escape Titanium. Andrea lands on the W.
Shawn Johnson is one example of this…
_ _ R _ E R
_ L _ _ _ _ _ N
CDMA brings her…
_ _ R M E R
_ L _ M _ _ A N
…but she doesn’t realize that Shawn was a FORMER OLYMPIAN for $33K (she was afraid she would lose the Escape instead).
$5K SPIN ID: TF0323359
MY RATING: 6