EPISODE #6397: BIG MONEY WEEK
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
_ E E _ _ G
D _ L L A R / _ I G N S
Lauren and these opponents are SEEING DOLLAR SIGNS…
Lauren Tomberlin: 1st Grade teacher from Hilliard, FL
Katie Pentland: gymnastics/dance studio owner who’s been one of the Hip-Hop leads in “The Nutcracker” for the past three yrs. and has “WHEEL” wedges on her fingernails from San Diego
Craig Nelson: database administrator w/ the Dept. of Navy from Kingsland, GA
$2K Tossup: EVENT
_ E _ E B R I T Y
_ _ C _ I O N
Craig solves CELEBRITY AUCTION.
VEGAS TRIP: Palms Casino Resort
Round 1: THINGS
He BANKRUPTs on the spot near TD. Second, Lauren calls up four S’s for $2,800, but then buys a worthless E. Third, Katie picks an $1,100 pair of T’s, but then duds out w/ R. Craig tries again w/ an $1,800 N duo, an A, two O’s, a $900 L, and three U’s to clean out the vowels…
S T O _ _ S
_ O N _ S / &
_ U T U A L / _ U N _ S
…he solves STOCKS, BONDS & MUTUAL FUNDS for $1,950.
DUDS: E (Lauren), R (Katie)
Katie: $0/Craig: $3,950/Lauren: $1K
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
Lauren‘s first choices are a $550 R, but the E lets her down again. Katie secondly strikes out w/ S while on the MW near LaT. Third, Craig also whiffs w/ T while he’s on the Vegas trip. Lauren resumes her play w/ four N’s for $2,600, the three vowels that isn’t U, and a $600 G…
O N I O N / &
_ I A _ O N _
R I N G
…she solves ONION & DIAMOND RING for $2750.
DUDS: E (Lauren), S (Katie), T (Craig)
Katie: ZERO/Craig: $3,950/Lauren: $3,750
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Katie‘s next chance to score begins w/ a $1,200 pair of T’s, two O’s, a $900 H, two $700 S’s, three I’s, and two E’s, followed by a $500 F, an N for the Bicycle Playing Cards gift tag (this apparently is the GT all week long), the other two vowels, a $500 R, a $700 M, and three $650 L’s before she tries to solve all this…
T H I S / _ I L L
_ U T / A / S M I L E
O N / _ O U R / F A _ E
THIS WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE ma’am — your first $7,400 and a trip to the Blackbird Caye Resort in BELIZE worth $8,340.
Katie: $15,740 cash & trip/Craig: $3,950/Lauren: $3,750
$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME
G _ _ R G E
_ _ S _ _ _ _ _ O N
Katie IDs the man on the $1 bill, GEORGE WASHINGTON.
Round 4: AROUND THE HOUSE
Coming from her mouth next are a $1K pair of T’s, a $650 H, but the E fails a lady for the third time tonight. Second for Craig are a $500 N, three A’s, a $500 D, four O’s, two $600 R’s and the last vowel of I. But after a $1,500 S trio is B for bad. Lauren then picks off the $800 L, $600 C and M singles, and the FP C to complete the board…
A R M C H A I R S / A N D:
F O O T S T O O L S
…and win another $2,500.
DUDS: E (Katie), B (Craig)
Katie: $15,740 cash & trip/Craig: $3,950/Lauren: $6,250
Round 5: LIVING THINGS
Craig first FPs both a dud of A and three E’s, but it’s S-U time…
_ _ _ / E _ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ E E _ _ _ _
…w/ a $1,500 FS. He calls the two S’s on his next turn…
_ _ _ / E _ _ _ _ S H
S H E E _ _ _ _
…and solves OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG for three grand.
SOLE DUD BEFORE FS: A (Craig)
DUDS DURING S-U: R (Craig), T (Lauren)
Katie: $18,740 cash & trip/Craig: $6,950/Lauren: $6,250
NO BANKRUPT TRASH
$100K Bonus Round
Katie lands on the A of GAME.
Easy, at least IMO…
_ E R _
_ N S _ _ _ T _ _ L
CDMI adds a pair of the hot vowel…
_ E R _
I N S I _ _ T _ _ L
…but this ain’t VERY INSIGHTFUL — she TOTALLY BLOWS IT w/ NERD INSTITUTE and flushes the $50K down the drain.
$5K SPIN ID: AN4104722 (not my ID unfortunately)