EPISODE #6513: AMERICA’S GAME
It’s “Home For the Holidays” on this Hump Day.
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
G E _ _ _ I A
_ E A _ _
Kyle gets a GEORGIA PEACH. Meeting them in order…
Kyle Hirshon: studying Radio/TV at Suffolk County Community College and does occasional voiceover work from Commack, NY
Ashley Mendoza: part of a group that enjoys fishing from McPherson, KS
Charlene Irwin: exec. assistant for a technology co. from Van Nuys (grew up in Brainerd, MN)
$2K Tossup: PLACE
_ _ R N _ R
S _ O _ E
Kyle triples up w/ CORNER STORE.
TRIP WEDGE: Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland
Round 1: SONG TITLE
But he says an instant dud of S while on the WC. Second, Ashley calls up a $550 N, two $700 R’s, E, a $900 Y, two $650 L’s, two O’s, and a U. Following a $1,200 pair of G’s…
Y O U ‘ R E / _
G R _ N _ / O L _
_ L _ G
…she solves “YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG” for $4,600.
INSTA-DUD: S (Kyle)
Crossword/Mystery Round: FULL ______
Ashley leads off w/ an N for the Victorinox gift tag, four FP O’s, but then a baddie of R while on the WC. Second, Charlene picks off a $1,200 pair of M’s, E, a FP A, two $650 S’s, two H’s for the WC, and the rest of the vowel shop. Crossword board, Vanna…
/ / / (S)(_)(O)(M)(A)(_)(H)
/ / / / (I)
/ / / / (M)(O)(O)(N)
STOMACH, TIME, MOON and HOUSE are the words for $2,750.
SOLE DUD: R (Ashley)
Kyle: $3K/Ashley: $4,600/Charlene: $2,750 WC
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
All Charlene here — she takes a $1,200 pair of S’s, three I’s and A’s, three $700 T’s, two $900 N’s, an O, and the last vowel of two E’s.
I T ‘ S / A / _ _ E A _
_ E S T I N A T I O N
IT’S A DREAM DESTINATION for her — the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in MAUI worth $6,487.
Kyle: $3K/Ashley: $4,600/Charlene: $13,337 cash & HI WC
$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ _ L _ _ _ M A
_ _ _ _
Kyle sweeps ’em w/ OKLAHOMA CITY.
Round 4: WAYD?
Next from his mouth are five N’s for three grand, three G’s to add $2,100, three I’s, two $500 D’s, but then a baddie of E. Ashley then puts up the last consonants of a $500 S and a $650 C…
S I N G I N G
_ N D / D _ N C I N G
…she’s SINGING AND DANCING for making the $1,150 solve.
SOLE DUD: E (Kyle)
Round 5: LIVING THING
D for dud is how Ashley starts. Charlene secondly BANKRUPTs near the big money to lose her WC. Third, Kyle strikes out w/ S. Ashley tries again w/ a $500 B, but the O fails her. After Charlene whiffs w/ T, Kyle puts up a $1,300 pair of L’s, two E’s, a $650 H, and the last consonant of a $700 W..
B L _ E
W H _ L E
…a BLUE WHALE gives him $2,400.
DUDS: D (Ashley), S (Kyle), O (Ashley), T (Charlene)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Charlene
Kyle: $8,400/Ashley: $4,600/Charlene: $13,337 cash & HI
Speed-Up: PROPER NAME
$1,500 per consonant in this fairly low-scoring affair. The H appears in the last name of this actor…
_ _ _ _ _ R
S _ T H _ R L _ N _
…Ashley IDs former 24 star KIEFER SUTHERLAND for three grand.
Kyle: $8,400/Ashley: $8,750/Charlene: $13,337 cash & HI
BANKRUPT TRASH: ZIP
$100K Bonus Round
Charlene lands on the M of GAME.
Reveal the RSTLNE legend…
_ _ _ _ E _
_ _ _ _ T _ R _ _ M
DGMO gives her…
_ _ _ _ E D
_ _ D _ T O R _ _ M
…she only gets the second word, so the $34K gets lost in this PACKED AUDITORIUM.
MY RATING: 5