Even though this is our favorite theme week w/ all the clips from the international versions of the show, things are really taking a turn for the worse this week. Can someone salvage it on Lesley Sajak and Judy Friedman’s birthday?
EPISODE #6595: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP (one-liner alert)
M E _ _ _ O / C _ _ Y
We say si to Mike’s response of MEXICO CITY. Trying to save this week are…
Mike Bowers: this guy from North L.A. has lived all over the nation and loves karaoke
Sara Fowler: receptionist at a technology co. from San Diego (orig. from Kalamazoo)
Candi Gauff: former scholarship athlete at Florida State who’s the learning coach of a 13-yr.-old tennis player from Delray Beach, FL
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ R _ S P _
G A R L I _ / _ _ E _ D
Sara gets a piece of some CRISPY GARLIC BREAD.
FINAL smarTour OF THE WEEK: Greece worth $8K
Round 1: WAYD?
It’s all Sara — she calls up a $650 N, a $700 G, an I, four T’s for another $2,800, an E, three O’s, a $600 S, and the other two vowels.
_ U T T I N G / _ _
_ E S T / _ O O T
_ O _ _ A _ _
I’m PUTTING MY BEST FOOT FORWARD and so does she for another $3,500.
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Candi’s off to a bad start w/ T on the MW near $650. Second, Mike’s lit up two N’s for the Luggage Factory gift tag, an A, a $1,200 pair of D’s, two E’s an an O, after which he says a $600 R, but then M for mistake. Sara then takes a $1K pair of C’s, an $800 V, a U, and a $1,400 pair of K’s before she…
_ E K _ N _
D U C K
A N D / C O V E R
…wins another $2,950 in a little game of PEKING DUCK AND COVER.
DUDS: T (Candi), M (Mike)
Candi: NOTHING/Mike: $1K/Sara: $8,450
PP/Express Round: LIVING THINGS
First on Mike’s list are a $900 S, but then T for terrible. Sara secondly also duds out w/ N. Third in Candi’s future are three R’s for $1,950, two E’s, an A, three O’s, and two C’s before she goes aboard the EXPRESS.
Current Bank: $3,200
Next Choices: three L’s and two F’s to clean out the consonants
C O L O R F _ L
C O R A L / R E E F S
…she’s won her first $8,200 and will see the COLORFUL CORAL REEFS at The Westin ST. MAARTEN Dawn Beach Resort worth $8,365.
DUDS: T (Mike), N (Sara)
Candi: $16,565 cash & trip/Mike: $1K/Sara: $8,450
$3K Tossup: THING
_ R A V E _
H A I R / D R Y E R
Mike gets out a TRAVEL HAIR DRYER to quadruple up.
Round 4: EVENT
Next from his mouth are a $700 S, a $650 T, three A’s, but then a worthless E buy. Second for Sara are three N’s for $2,400, the last vowels of O and three I’s, but then C for crud. After Candi goofs w/ L, Mike puts up the $1,400 H pair…
_ I N I S H I N _
A / _ A _ A T H O N
…he solves FINISHING A MARATHON for $2,250.
DUDS: E (Mike), C (Sara), L (Candi)
Candi: $16,565 cash & trip/Mike: $6,250/Sara: $8,450
$1,900’s the last FS of the week. The D appears on the bottom…
P _ R T – T _ M _
_ T _ D _ N T
…Mike makes the $3,800 solve of PART-TIME STUDENT.
Candi: $16,565 cash & trip/Mike: $10,050/Sara: $8,450
$100K Bonus Round
Candi almost hits that E of GAME, but it hangs on to the **.
_ L _ _ _ E R _ N _
_ _ L _
CDGO will NOT do much besides the obvious G…
_ L _ C _ E R _ N G
_ _ L _
The FLICKERING BULB in her head…has burned out, so we’ve been SKUNKED for the fourth time this season (my fears of this week becoming a carbon copy of “Show You the World” were realized)…
…AND ADDING INSULT TO INJURY, SHE’S THE OTHER $100,000 LOSER THIS WEEK — THAT’S THE FIFTH TIME IN HISTORY WE HAVE TWO SUCH LOSSES IN A SINGLE WEEK (previous was S29’s Big Money Week in March 2012 w/ the big losses on Tues. and Fri.). Get out the Advil again, people.
$5K SPIN ID: CP8674357
MY RATING: 5