For the first time since the end of 2010, we have a salute to the country’s National Parks. If you recall, Hillary Light won the big money on the Thursday episode. What will happen this time around?
EPISODE #6441: NATIONAL PARKS
$1K Tossup: LANDMARK
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Carol IDs THE GRAND CANYON pretty quickly. Leading off this week…
Carol Robilotta: K8 school principal (and she’s occasionally part of flash mobs) from Temecula
Asley Strawn: workforce development worker from Tampa
Eric Brommell: video game producer who does landscape astrophotography
$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME
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Carol the EAGER BEAVER now has three grand already.
TRIP WEDGE: caravan.com tour of the national parks
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Sierra Trading Post
Round 1: THINGS
Her first letters this evening are a $500 S, a $650 T, but then L for loss of turn. Second, Ashley calls up a $1,400 pair of R’s, buys three A’s, but then BANKRUPTs near $650 to lose the $1,150 remainder. Third, Eric chooses a FP dud of E, two $650 N’s, two I’s, and three O’s to clean out the vowels. Following two M’s and a G at $650 apiece…
A M A _ I N G / R O _ _
_ O R M A T I O N S
…he sees some AMAZING ROCK FORMATIONS for $2,750.
DUDS: L (Carol), E (Eric)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Ashley
Ashley: $0/Eric: $2,750/Carol: $3K
Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK
A $1,300 pair of R’s get Ashley started, but A for awful ends her turn just as quick. Eric secondly spots a T for the STP gift tag, two E’s, an O, but no N. Carol thirdly picks four L’s for $3,200, two $650 D’s, three I’s to clean out the vowels, and a $1,300 pair of S’s. On the menu…
_ R I L L E D
S _ O R D _ I S _
_ I L L E T
…is a GRILLED SWORDFISH FILLET worth $5,550 to her.
DUDS: A (Ashley), N (Eric)
Ashley: NIL/Eric: $2,750/Carol: $8,550
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Eric gets started w/ a TD T, two I’s, E, an R for the WC, a single A, and an M while on EXPRESS. He GOES ABOARD.
Current Bank: $7,750 and WC
Next Choices: 2 Y’s…V…2 N’s…G…2S’s…2 U’s…B…solve attempt w/ only one consonant left (huh?)
I ‘ M / V E R Y / B U S Y
S U N B A T _ I N G
…he replies “I’M VERY BUSY SUNBATHING” for $14K plus a trip to the Divi ARUBA Phoenix worth $7,441.
Ashley: NADA/Eric: $24,191 cash & Aruba WC/Carol: $8,550
$3K Tossup: EVENT
R E _ _ H I _ G
_ H E / S U _ M I T
Eric’s nearly REACHING THE (BR) SUMMIT.
Round 4: PLACES
First from his mouth are a $1K pair of S’s, an E, two A’s, a $650 T, but then F for flunk. Second for Carol are the last vowel of O via FP, but then P for phooey while on TD. Third in Ashley’s favor are a $700 M, a $600 D, a $650 V, and a $700 W to complete the board…
V A S T
M E A D O W S
…and win her first $2,650.
DUDS: F (Eric), P (Carol)
Round 5: SHOW BIZ
D for dud is how Carol starts. Ashley tries an $800 R, but it’s S-U time…
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…w/ the remaining consonants worth $1,500 each. Three P’s show their faces late this round…
S P _ _ _ _ L
_ P P _ _ R _ N _ _
There is no SPECIAL APPEARANCE tonight by someone we know in show business, but Carol has solved for $6K.
SOLE DUD BEFORE FS: D (Carol)
SPEED-UP DUDS (both by Eric): T and M
Ashley: $2,650/Eric: $27,191 cash & Aruba WC/Carol: $14,550
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,150
$100K Bonus Round
The second SUV we see in the studio this season is a Chevrolet Equinox. He lands on the S in SPIN.
Hopefully he calls a good vowel on the top word…
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_ E R S _ N _ L _ T _
PGQO and H are interesting choices…
_ P _ E _ T
P E R S O N _ L _ T _
…he doesn’t have a very UPBEAT PERSONALITY at all, so no Equinox for him.
MY RATING: 6