EPISODE #6394: AMERICA’S GAME
The FIAT 500x Trekking is in play, meaning we’re on the set of R & R.
$1K Tossup: RHYME TIME (and ON THE MAP)
_ _ A _ _ _
& / N E B _ _ S _ A
Mellissa IDs ALASKA & NEBRASKA. This lady in the middle will be introduced first…
Mellissa Wahl: LASIK coord. from Normal, IL
Nicole Wojahn: school psychologist for special needs kids from L.A. (orig. from Hastings, NE — such a shame she didn’t ring in first on said Tossup)
David Gu: global data analyst from College Park, MD
$2K Tossup: LANDMARK
D _ _ _ E _
S T _ D _ U M
Nicole smacks one out of DODGER STADIUM.
TRIP WEDGE: Gates Hotel Key West
Round 1: OCCUPATION
Starting her off are a $550 R, but then the LaT. Second, David calls up a $1,600 pair of T’s, buys three E’s and I’s, and picks up the WC w/ four N’s. But after a $700 G is A for awful. Third, Mellissa picks up the FL trip w/ a P, but then buys the other dud vowel of O. Nicole then puts up a $1,200 pair of D’s, the last vowel of two U’s, and a $600 B…
B U I _ D I N G
_ U P E R I N T E N D E N T
…she solves BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT for $2,100.
DUDS: A (David), O (Mellissa)
SOLE LaT: Nicole
David: WC/Mellissa: $1K/Nicole: $4,100
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
David strikes out on the spot w/ T. Second, Mellissa fills in triple N’s and goes for what’s under the MW near LaT…$$$. After that successful peek are three $1K G’s and the buys of I, three O’s and three E’s before she solves this…
_ _ _ E / _ / G O O _
E _ E N I N G
G O _ N
…she replies “HAVE A GOOD EVENING GOWN” for $12,250.
INSTA-DUD: T (David)
David: WC/Mellissa: $13,250/Nicole: $4,100
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Mellissa gets the 1/2 CAR near $600 right away w/ three N’s, buys three I’s, and lights up an obvious $3,500 G, then she buys all the other non-U vowels, puts up a $600 T, but then says an unfortunate dud of L while on TD. Moving on to Nicole who spins up a $1,200 pair of M’s, a $700 Y, three $3,500 R’s, but then the MDW’s left side to plunge $12,400 down the tubes. David doesn’t want to take any chances…
_ O N _ I R M I N G / M Y
R E _ E R _ A T I O N
…I already did the process of CONFIRMING MY RESERVATION on the Carnival Vista Mediterranean cruise, but this guy will soon be doing so for his trip to the Grand Palladium Resort in JAMAICA worth $8,214.
SOLE DUD: L (Mellissa)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Nicole
David: $8,214 trip WC/Mellissa: $13,250/Nicole: $4,100
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
_ T ‘ _ / A L L
_ R / N _ T _ _ N G
Nicole knows IT’S ALL OR NOTHING when it comes to the BR.
Round 4: PERSON
The next letters from her mouth are an $1,100 pair of R’s, but then T for trouble. David secondly FPs three A’s, but strikes out w/ S. Third for Mellissa are a $600 N, an E, a $500 L, two I’s, two $600 M’s, a $650 D, but then the sole dud vowel of U. Nicole follows w/ a $500 W, an O, but then F for flunk. David then takes a $1,300 pair of P’s and a $500 H. He decides to spin one more time…and he won’t be glad he did, because he’s BANKRUPTed near $5K to lose the 18 Benjamins and his WC. Afterwards…
H A P P I L _
M A R R I E D / W O M A N
…Mellissa the HAPPILY MARRIED WOMAN solves for $2,200
DUDS: T (Nicole), S (David), U (Mellissa), Y (Nicole)
SOLE BANKRUPT: David
David: $8,214 trip/Mellissa: $15,450/Nicole: $4,100
Speed-Up: EVENT (one-liner)
$1,600 per consonant this time. After Melissa puts up the double D’s to clean out the consonants (the vowel beeps didn’t sound at that point)…
D _ N N _ R / D _ T _
…she goofs w/ DINNER DUTY, allowing Nicole to solve DINNER DATE for said FS amount.
SOLE DUD: S (Mellissa; also made the missolve)
David: $8,214 trip/Mellissa: $15,450/Nicole: $8,700
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC disregarded): $14,200
$100K Bonus Round
Mellissa lands on the second A of AMERICA’S.
This biggie starts like this…
_ _ _ S E _ _ L _
_ _ _ L _ _ N _ E S
She’s smiling after going w/ CPGO…
_ O _ S E _ O L _
_ P P L _ _ N _ E S
…for knowing that “The Price is Right” offers HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES as examples of prizes, she’s won the 500x Trekking worth $26,805; that gives her $42,255 cash & SUV to take home.
$5K SPIN ID: GM0034203
MY RATING: 7