EPISODE #6427: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 5)
We end the month of May on the not-so Big Money set, so welcome back, Cadillac SRX.
$1K T-U: PROPER NAME
_ _ _ _ _ _ W
W _ _ S O _
Doesn’t take long for Tony to ID the 28th President, WOODROW WILSON. And he’s got a designated spinner…
Tony Andrews: restaurant host involved in theater who recently donated hair to charity from Peru, NY (his DS is college buddy Karl)
Betty Hendergart: patient services rep at a local medical facility from East Wenatchee, WA
Becky Combs: child life specialist in pediatric oncology at a children’s hospital from York, PA
Also, Becky’s dad Bill Kepner and sister Alison Gregory were on this show on 6/5/13 and 12/10/15, respectively. Bill won $47,102 cash & Belize (inc. a $30K BR) while Alison took home $10,650 cash & Mexico. I don’t think I’ve seen three relatives appear on separate episodes before.
$2K T-U: THING
L _ F _
L _ _ S O N
Becky’s learned way more than one LIFE LESSON.
FEATURED SS: Shop.com
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Furniture of America
Round 1: PEOPLE
She hits the MDW’s right side while Tony lands on the BANKRUPT near $650. Betty kicks things off with an $800 T, four E’s, and an A, followed by a $2,100 R trio and the rest of the vowels (one each in alphabetical order). She then lights up two $600 L’s, a $500 M, and two C’s for the gift tag (she got pretty excited about that), and here’s the board…
R E C E _ T L _
M A R R I E _ / C O U _ L E
I wish Becky solved this one given she’s been married for a couple of years, but Betty solves RECENTLY MARRIED COUPLE for $5,350 cash and furniture.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Betty’s opponents)
Betty: $5,350 cash & furniture/Becky: $2K/Tony: $1K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Tony starts off with an N on the MW near $650 and Karl’s flip is worth…NADA. Betty calls two $600 T’s and the same number of E’s before buying the sole dud vowel of A. Becky’s next spins all land on $650 – two R’s, an I, an S, an O, two L’s, and a G…
R _ L E / O _
T _ _ _ _
_ R E S T L I N G
…and she obeys the $3,400 RULE OF THUMB WRESTLING to take a $50 lead over the other lady.
SOLE DUD: A (Betty)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Tony
Betty: $5,350 cash & furniture/Becky: $5,400/Tony: $1K
Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: FLY-FISHING
Express/Prize Puzzle Round: PHRASE
Betty instantly falls into a trap of T, while Becky lights up a $700 N and three E’s before hitting the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $450. Tony’s up next with a $600 L and two O’s before Karl nabs the MDW with an F. After lighting up four $600 R’s, an A, and a $600 C, Tony FPs the last vowel of two U’s…
_ U R R O U N _ E _ / _ _
C O R A L / R E E F _
…and with $3,100, he’ll visit a place that’s SURROUNDED BY CORAL REEFS – the Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (a trip worth $7,254).
SOLE DUD: T (Betty)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Becky
Betty: $5,350 cash & furniture/Becky: $5,400/Tony: $11,354 cash & BVI + MDW
$3K T-U: AROUND THE HOUSE
_ _ N O _ Y
B _ D
Becky creeps closer with CANOPY BED.
Round 4: WAYD?
Here she goes with a $1,500 trio of N’s, an I, four O’s, and the last vowel of two FP E’s. After she lights up a $900 G and a $500 T…
_ N O _ _ I N G / O N
T _ E / _ O O _
…we have a $1,550 FS to deal with. Her next picks are two K’s…
K N O _ K I N G / O N
T _ E / _ O O _
…sorry, Tony – Becky’s KNOCKING ON THE DOOR to $5,500 and the win.
Betty: $5,350 cash & furniture/Becky: $13,900/Tony: $11,354 cash & BVI
MAINGAME WINNINGS: $30,604
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding the MW risk): $450
$100,000 BONUS ROUND
Besides her dad Bill, we see Becky’s husband Troy, mom Phyllis, and sister Kim in the audience. Hopefully, a big amount is in the M in GAME.
RSTLNE fills in half the puzzle…
_ _ N E S T
_ _ R _
FDPO only lights up the vowel…
_ O N E S T
_ O R _
…but it’s enough HONEST WORK for the minimum, so she departs with an all-cash total of $46,900. Nice work following in your family’s footsteps, ma’am!
$5K-WINNING ID: BK1979983
EP. RATING: 7
Also, LaToya’s big win was the first taped grand prize win this season. And once again, my recap for tomorrow’s episode will have to come Thursday.