BTW, today’s the four-year anniversary of Autumn Erhard’s epic win.
EPISODE #6622: AMERICA’S GAME
We’re on the Florida set tonight.
$1K Tossup: PLACE
_ _ E / _ _ U E G _ A _ S
_ _ _ T _
The non-announcing Jim IDs Kentucky as THE BLUEGRASS STATE. Meeting him and the ladies right now…
Jim Magner: director of admissions of drug/alcohol treatment center from Margate, FL
Zena Fouz: dental hygienist for four yrs. who’s been in the dental field for about 10 yrs. from Irvine, CA (orig. from Orlando)
Jennie Mantia: bartender who’s attending real-estate school from Tampa
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
R O L _ _ N _ / _ P
M Y / S _ _ E _ E _
Though he’s unsure, Jim triples up for saying “ROLLING UP MY SLEEVES”.
FEATURED TRIP: Beacon South Beach Hotel in Miami
Gift Tag: Bed, Bath & Beyond
Round 1: AROUND THE HOUSE
But he can’t capitalize on TD w/ a dud of N. Second, Zena calls up a $600 R, three E’s, a $1,200 pair of L’s, three A’s to quickly clean out the vowel shop, a $1K pair of T’s, and a $700 H. We have…
_ L A _ _
L E A T H E R
_ A _ _ E T
…she dons a BLACK LEATHER JACKET to tie up the man, though she left out the C’s and K’s.
INSTA-DUD: N (Jim)
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Zena’s first letters here are a $650 L, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. Second, Jennie puts up a T on the MW near LaT and takes the obvious gamble…sorry. Third, Jim LaTs out. Zena resumes her run w/ a $650 S, five E’s, but then N for negative. After Jennie misses w/ M, Jim digs up two C’s for $1,400, two I’s and U’s, a $600 V, the last vowel of two O’s, an X for the MDW, and four R’s for $2,600. Board…
E X E C U T I V E
O R _ E R
O _ / C U R L _
_ R I E S
We serve him an EXECUTIVE ORDER OF CURLY FRIES worth $3,850.
DUDS: A (Zena), N (Zena), M (Jennie)
SOLE LaT: Jim
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jennie
Zena: $3K/Jennie: ZIP/Jim: $6,850 MDW
PP/Express Round: THINGS
Jennie’s next chance to get on the board begins w/ three T’s and an S at $700 a pop, two E’s, and three I’s, followed by two R’s for the WC, an $1,800 N trio, two A’s, but then the LaT. Afterwards…
T R A N _ _ I _ I T _
A N _ / S E R E N I T _
…Jim will feel the TRANQUILITY AND SERENITY on his trip to the mangobay BARBADOS worth $9,100.
SOLE LaT: Jennie
Zena: $3K/Jennie: BAD LUCK/Jim: $15,950 cash & trip MDW
$3K Tossup: CHARACTER
_ _ _ _ A _ _ / _ I _ K
Jennie blanks out.
_ _ P _ A _ _ / _ I _ K
Jim IDs CAPTAIN KIRK to sweep the Tossups
Round 4: PHRASE
His next moves are four T’s for $3,600, an E and three O’s, a $1K pair of H’s, but the other normal BANKRUPT burns up $4,100 and his MDW. Second for Zena are a $700 N, a $500 M, a $550 F, but a strikeout w/ the U. Jennie then puts up a $1,300 pair of N’s…
B O T T O M / O F
T H E / N _ N T H
…as we get closer to the BOTTOM OF THE NINTH, she finally records a hit.
SOLE DUD: U (Zena)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jim
Speed-Up: SONG LYRICS
The FS amount is $1,500. After a D appears in the last of five words…
_ N _ T H _ R / _ N _
_ _ T _ _ / T H _ / D _ _ T
…Jennie recites Queen’s “ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST” for $4,500.
Zena: $3K/Jennie: $5,800/Jim: $18,950 cash & trip
BANKRUPT TRASH (MDW not factored): $4,100
$100K Bonus Round
The I envelope in WIN is what Jim has to take.
_ E _ R
_ S / _ _ T
I feel pretty good after he calls CPHO…
H E _ R
_ S / O _ T
HEAR US OUT, sir — you weren’t gonna make history, but you’ll like this Volkswagen Beetle Convertible worth $26,040; he leaves w/ $44,990 cash & prizes.
$5K SPIN ID: DT0598746
The hosts tell us in the end that Coppertone was invented in FL.
MY RATING: 7