EPISODE #6436: TEACHERS WEEK
This is the third premiere week in a row w/ a salute to teachers. And this season is using the animated intro early in S31 w/ the logo replaced by the theme week.
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
G I V _ _ _ / _ H E
C _ R _ _ _ T / A _ _ _ _ R
GIVING THE CORRECT ANSWER first is Jamie. Here are the first players of S34…
Jaime Griggs: taught HS for 18 yrs. from Choctaw, OK
Charlene Calaunan: 4th-6th Grade science teacher and 7th-8th Grade math for 12 yrs. from Daly City, CA
Matt McMahan: Grand Avenue ES teacher for two yrs. and will soon be teaching 3rd Grade instead of 2nd Grade (he also owns a dog named Buddha) from NY
$2K Tossup: PERSON
_ A L _
M _ _ _ T O R
Matt solves HALL MONITOR.
TRIP WEDGE: Crowne Plaza Santiago in Chile
$$$ Gift Tag: Pilot Pen
Round 1: FUN & GAMES
He begins the proceedings w/ a $600 N, an I, a G for the Wild Card, a single E, two $600 R’s, a $600 P, but then the first DQ of the season w/ the I repeat. Second, Jaime’s the first BANKRUPT victim of the season w/ the one near $650. Third, Charlene LaTs out. Matt tries again w/ two $650 L’s, but then buys the only dud vowel of this board (A). After Jaime hits the MDW’s right side, Charlene gets the same normal BANKRUPT. Matt then says a FP dud of M, a $700 D, three O’s, and four $700 S’s. Here’s the board…
S O L _ I N G
_ R O S S _ O R D
P _ _ _ L E S
We’re gonna be SOLVING CROSSWORD PUZZLES as of the finale week of S33 and he has solved this puzzle for $6,450.
DUDS (both by Matt): A, M
SOLE LaT: Charlene
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Jaime 2x, Charlene)
SOLE DQ: Matt’s I repeat
Charlene: $0/Matt: $8,450 WC/Jaime: $1K
Mystery Round: THING
1/2 CAR: ’17 Ford Fiesta S sedan (Star Ford is listed in the end)
Jaime leads off w/ an $1,800 N trio, four E’s, three A’s, but then a bad O buy. Second, Charlene’s got her second LaT of the night. Third in Matt’s direction are five T’s for $4K, two I’s to rid the vowel shop, four $800 R’s and an M for the Chile trip. Board right now…
_ E A R T _ A R M I N _
_ A N _ _ R I T T E N
_ E T T E R
He may want to send a HEARTWARMING HANDWRITTEN LETTER to his family while he’s in Chile (that’s worth $7K), because he’s won a total of $14,450 cash and trip this round.
SOLE DUD: O (Jaime)
SOLE LaT: Charlene (2nd of game)
Charlene: ZIP/Matt: $22,900 cash & trip WC/Jaime: $1K
Crossword/PP Round: WELCOME ABOARD!
Charlene’s next chance to strike pay dirt begins w/ three N’s for the $$$ gift tag, three I’s, an A, a FP O, and a G while on EXPRESS. She will…GO ABOARD.
Current Bank: $3K
Next Choices: D…R…other two vowels…P…S…T for TRAINWRECK (she loses $6,500)
Matt then SPINGLES for a $500 B, and here’s the crossword board…
/ / / / / / (D)(I)(N)(I)(N)(G):
/ / / / / / (_)(A)(B)(I)(N)(S)
/ / / / / / (_)
DINING, EUROPE, CABINS, DECK win him an Emerald Waterways EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE worth $8,300. BTW, Pat mentions that you can say the words in any order you wish (and you must NOT add anything extra in between).
SOLE BANKRUPT: Charlene
Charlene: ZILCH/Matt: $31,700 cash & trips WC/Jaime: $1K
$3K Tossup: LIVING THING
_ H E _ _ N _ T
_ R _ _
Jaime solves CHESTNUT TREE to x4 her total.
The first FS of the season is set at $1,600. Jaime calls the two S’s on her second turn, but goofs w/ ADD THAT TO MY WISH LIST. Charlene then puts up the M…
_ _ _ / _ T / T _ / M _
_ _ S H / L _ S T
… she replies “ADD IT TO MY WISH LIST” for her only $3,200 on the night.
SOLE MISSOLVE: Jaime
Charlene: $3,200/Matt: $31,700 cash & trips WC/Jaime: $4K
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,500
$100K Bonus Round
Our first car offered here this season is a ’17 Ford Escape Titanium. Matt lands on the W.
RSTLNE gives us…
T _ _ _ / _ _
T _ E / _ _ _ S E
CPBI and G don’t add too much more…
T I _ _ / _ P
T _ E / _ _ _ S E
He doesn’t TIDY UP THE HOUSE for the $34K minimum.
(END NOTE: They NO LONGER show the $5K SPIN IDs as of this season.)
MY RATING: 6