EPISODE #6398: BIG MONEY WEEK
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
B E _ _ _ L Y
H _ _ _ _
Chris realizes that SPS is near BEVERLY HILLS. Introducing these people in order…
Chris Webb: sommelier from Tarzana, CA (orig. from Atlanta)
Julia Shuman: VP of a commercial construction co. from Phoenix, MD
Kathy Fogelsonger: owns a co. that makes police safety products from Jacksonville, FL
$2K Tossup: SONG TITLE
_ _ _ ‘ T / _ U Y
M _ / L _ _ _
Kathy solves the Beatles’ “CAN’T BUY ME LOVE”.
PRIZE WEDGE: same one from Mon. night (vegas.BUZZ)
Round 1: SHOW BIZ
She rattles off a $1,200 pair of R’s, an A, two L’s for the Vegas trip, two S’s and M’s at $1,200 apiece, and a $650 P before she…
S _ P _ R / _ _ _ L
_ _ M M _ R _ _ A L S
…solves SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS for $11K cash & Vegas (the trip was worth $6K).
Chris: $1K/Julia: $0/Kathy: $13K cash & Vegas
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Chris’ first picks are a $900 R, but then S for sorry while on the WC. Second, Julia picks a $650 N, a T for that WC, triple E’s, but then repeats the N. Third, Kathy can’t capitalize on TD w/ D for dud. Chris’s second turn sees him getting the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ two C’s, but then losing a turn w/ M. After Julia LaTs out, Kathy lights up twin L’s while on the MW near $650 and tries to multiply the $2K buyout by five…got it. But after a $1,300 pair of B’s and a U buy is the BANKRUPT near $3,500 to flush away $11,050. Chris then says a $900 K…
C _ N _ E _ _ R
B E L T
B U C K L E
…I doubt that people would buy a CONVEYOR BELT BUCKLE, but he’s solved for $2,800.
DUDS: S (Chris), D (Kathy), M (Chris)
SOLE LaT: Julia
SOLE BANKRUPT: Kathy
SOLE DQ: Julia’s N repeat
Chris: $3,800 1/2 CAR/Julia: WC/Kathy: $13K cash & Vegas
PP/Express Round: PLACES
The struggling Julia starts this crucial round w/ three S’s for the other 1/2 CAR, buys three E’s, but then duds out w/ N. Kathy secondly takes a $1,200 R pair, two A’s, but she also gets the whistle blow for repeating the N. Chris thirdly uncovers an $800 T, and buys the rest of the vowel shop…
_ A R S
_ O U T I _ U E S
_ A _ _ E R I E S
…but he blows the solve w/ CAR, BOUTIQUES, GALLERIES. Julia tries again w/ an $1,800 pair of B’s, but here comes LaT. Kathy then picks off a $1,200 L pair….
B A R S
B O U T I _ U E S
_ A L L E R I E S
…she’s won another $2,150 and will visit the BARS, BOUTIQUES (and) GALLERIES of the Sheraton Buganvillas Resort & Convention Center in PUERTO VALLARTA worth $6,800.
SOLE DUD: N (Julia)
SOLE LaT: Julia
DQs: 2 (Chris’ blown solve, Julia’s N repeat)
Chris: $3,800/Julia: WC/Kathy: $21,950 cash & trips
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
D _ _ P L A Y
C _ _ I _ _ _
Julia doesn’t even know it, allowing Kathy to be $50 away from $25K by solving DISPLAY CABINET.
Round 4: THINGS
Kathy spins up the BANKRUPT near $650. Second for Chris are a $1,200 pair of S’s, two A’s, five E’s, a $650 R, but then the S-U signal…
_ E R S _ _ A _ _ _ E _
_ _ _ E _ S E / _ _ A _ E
…and the remaining consonants are worth $1,650 each. One T, three L’s and two P’s later…
P E R S _ _ A L _ _ E _
L _ _ E _ S E / P L A T E
…Kathy’s won another $3,300 towards getting a PERSONALIZED LICENSE PLATE.
Chris: $3,800/Julia: $1K GOOSEEGG/Kathy: $28,250 cash & trips
BANKRUPT TRASH: $11,050
$100K Bonus Round
Kathy lands on the E of AMERICA’S.
Should know what the second word is already…
_ _ L _ _
_ T E _ S
MBHI adds a key letter on top besides the obvious…
B _ L _ _
I T E M S
…but she still doesn’t know that first word, and won’t be placing BULKY ITEMS in the back of the Cadillac SRX. She’s yet another player who chokes bad after setting themselves up for a win.
$5K SPIN ID: RS2968496
MY RATING: 6