I goofed saying last night’s $100K team loss was the first since the S29 premiere week — it was since the WORLDWIDE HIT trainwreck in late S30. Furthermore, I had to delete you-know-who’s “technical win” crap this morning. GET LOST, MICHAEL TAYLOR!
Anyway, let’s try to make a nice recovery to start this final month of 2016.
EPISODE #6494: SEARS SECRET SANTA FAMILY WEEK
$1K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
B _ _ Y
B _ T T _ _ S
Heath & Adam don’t need some BABY BOTTLES. First six players this month…
Heath & Adam Chavis (son/dad): Heath’s from Gaithersburg, MD while Adam’s a CPA from Reisterstown, MD
Kathie & Carrie Kiker (mom/daughter): these ladies from Mission Viejo have a tradition where they play cards & games on Christmas Eve and whoever wins gets to pick any present under their Christmas tree; they also own a balloon business where they donate balloon decorations to various places for ALS research
Shari & Amber Marshall (sisters): ech are engaged and are from Port St. Lucie, FL
$2K Tossup: PERSON
D A N C E
P _ _ _ _ _ R
Heath & Adam don’t need a DANCE PARTNER, and they’ve tripled up.
Crossword Round: DOG _____
The Chavises get going w/ three R’s for $2,700, an A, but then T for trouble. Second, the Kikers call up a $500 D, buy an I and four E’s, and lose their turn w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, the Marshalls put up a $1,400 pair of B’s, a $700 K, the last vowel of O, but then N for no. The Chavises follow w/ an S for the WC, but the same BANKRUPT snatches $2,950 and the WC. Afterwards…
(B)(R)(E)(E)(D) / / / (B)
(O) / / / / / / / (A)
(_) / / / / / / / (K)
…the Kikers solve BREED, WHISPERER, BOWL and BARK to get on the board.
DUDS: T (men), N (Shari & Amber)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (men, Kikers)
Mystery Round: PHRASE
The Kikers light up a T and obviously go for what’s under the MW near $650…$$$. But the H stops them just as quick. Second, the Marshalls insta-BANKRUPT next to $650. Third, the men light up four R’s for $2,200, buy four E’s and an O, but run into the MDW’s right side to fork over $1,700 (Heath tried to blow on it — LOL). The Kikers unfortunately get the exact same fate to give up that $10K MW. After the Marshalls miss w/ N, the Chavis boys uncover a $600 S, four A’s, an X for the MDW, I, a $650 D, U, three $500 M’s, and four $3,500 L’s. We have…
S M A L L
M E D I U M
L A R _ E / O R
E X T R A / L A R _ E
SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE OR EXTRA LARGE is correct for $16,300.
DUDS: H (Kikers), N (Marshalls)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)
Kikers: $2K/Marshalls: $0/Chavises: $19,300 MDW
PP/Express Round: THING
Back-to-back duds of R and S start this round off. Third in line, the Kiker ladies put up a $600 T, A, a $600 N, three I’s, a FP E, and a $1,300 pair of K’s. We have..
_ E _ _ _ _
_ _ _ K A / _ _ T
_ I K I N I
…they quickly solve “YELLOW POLKA-DOT BIKINI” (from a 60’s song by Brian Hyland) for $2K and a trip to The Buccaneer in ST. CROIX worth $17,800.
INSTA-DUDS: R (Marshalls) & S (Chavises)
Kikers: $21,800 cash & St. Croix/Marshalls: BAD LUCK/Chavises: $19,300 MDW
$3K Tossup: SONG TITLE
_ _ _ _ _ A T _ _ N
Carrie just makes it in time w/ “(JUST) MY IMAGINATION” (by the Temptations).
$1,600 per consonant this time. Two L’s are put up late in the round by the Chavises, but they blow it w/ BRILLIANT TIMING. Then again, they still would’ve been $700 short of going to the MDBR (and Heath mouthed the F-word after the buzzer). The Kiker ladies spot that X…
_ X _ _ L L _ N T
T I M I N G
…they came through w/ EXCELLENT TIMING for another $8K.
DUDS: S (Marshalls), R (Chavises), H (Kikers)
SOLE DQ: Chavises’ blown solve
Kikers: $32,800 cash & St. Croix/Marshalls: $2K LUMP OF COAL/Chavises: $19,300
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not included): $14,650
Marshalls’ SPIN ID: PF1283771 (Paul F.)
Chavises’ SPIN ID: TS4840979 (Traci S.)
$100K Bonus Round
Will the *** mean something real good for the Kikers?
Here’s 1/3 of the answer…
_ _ E N
_ _ _ L _
DMPO should do it…
O P E N
D _ _ L _
My site’s technically OPEN DAILY, and you’re not gonna believe what they have won…
…AFTER IT WAS LOST LAST NIGHT, THE $100,000 IS FINALLY WON FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON (the graphics for grand prize wins are now gold)!!!!!!! They’re now your new S34 leaders w/ $132,800 cash & trip!!! If only the Chavises were there instead…
FINAL SPIN ID: MC6997245 (Michaelene C.)
(END NOTES: That’s the third time in history the big one’s been hit back-to-back in a taping day. It’s also the third time that somebody got the $100K after beating somebody else who had that MDW.)
MY RATING: PERFECT 10!