EPISODE #6625: AMERICA’S GAME
Thank goodness we’re not on “Wheel Around the World” — we’re actually on next week’s season finale set of “Summer Vacation”.
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
M _ _ _ / I N
A _ _ R _ _ _
Tami realized that this program’s MADE IN AMERICA. Wrapping up the last AG week of the season are…
Tami West: freelance writer of children’s books engaged for 30 yrs. (really?) from Florence, OR
Nate Kaczor: exercise science student at Bowling Green Univ. from Norwalk, OH
Darralyn Hooker: married to a geneticist named Dr. Stanley from Tucson (orig. from Brooklyn w/ roots in Bamberg, SC)
$2K Tossup: TV TITLE
G _ E _ ‘ S
A _ A _ O _ Y
Tami’s two for two w/ “GREY’S ANATOMY”.
Round 1: PEOPLE
First on her letter list are a $600 T, two A’s, an E, but then the LaT. Second, Nate calls up a $500 N, an O, a $700 S, and the other two vowels (the two I’s were via FP). But after a $700 J is the BANKRUPT near $2,500 to lose $1,400. Third, Darralyn tries a $600 L but then D for dud. Tami follows suit w/ $500 B and G singles, a $600 M, and two P’s for the SS wedge before she tries to solve…
_ U S T / O N E
B I G / _ A P P _
_ A M I L _
…JUST ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY is right for $2,800 and a spree from The AMERICANA at Brand (aka Caruso Affiliated) in Glendale, CA .
SOLE DUD: D (Darralyn)
SOLE LaT: Tami
SOLE BANKRUPT: Nate
Tami: $11,800 cash & SS/Others: $0 each
Mystery/Crossword Round: THINGS THAT FLOAT
A $1,300 pair of T’s get Nate started, but he buys a bad vowel in E. Darralyn secondly retrieves the WC w/ three S’s, buys two O’s and four A’s, but the MDW’s right side steals $1K and her WC. Tami thirdly LaTs out. Nate tries again w/ a $600 B, but the other dud vowel of I stops him cold. Darralyn then inserts a $1,300 pair of R’s, two U’s, a $900 F, an N for the Peter Thomas Roth gift tag, and an L on the MW near LaT before she gambles $3,450 cash & GT…$$$…
– – (R) – – – – (B)
– – (A) – – (_)(L)(O)(U)(_)(S)
– – (F) – – – – (A)
…and she’s won $13,450 cash & GT that rained from the CLOUDS.
DUDS (both by Nate): E & I
SOLE LaT: Tami
SOLE BANKRUPT: Darralyn
Darralyn: $13,450 cash & GT/Tami: $11,850 cash & SS/Nate: ZIP
PP/Express Round: PLACES
Darralyn kicks off w/ four T’s for $2,400, two E’s and an O, three S’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, and five A’s. But after a $1,500 N trio is the sole dud vowel of I. Tami then puts up five R’s for $2,500…
_ A T E R _ R O N T
R E S T A _ R A N T S
A N _ / _ A R S
…she might be seeing WATERFRONT RESTAURANTS AND BARS at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa in ST. MAARTEN worth $8,315.
SOLE DUD: I (Darralyn)
Darralyn: $13,450 cash & GT/Tami: $22,665 cash & prizes/Nate: HARD LUCK
$3K Tossup: WAYD?
_ _ _ _ _ _ G
_ / C _ _
Nate (as well as yours truly) thinks it’s DRIVING A CAR…incorrect.
_ _ _ K _ _ G
_ / C O _
Tami’s also wrong thinking it’s PARKING.
_ I L K _ N G
_ / C O _
Darralyn gets MILKING A COW to go to $16,450.
Speed-Up: RHYME TIME
We fall just short of the big one, because the FS is $1,500. A W is lit up late…
C H I C _ _ _ A S / A N D
S W I S S / C H _ _ S _
…Darralyn gets CHICKPEAS AND SWISS CHEESE for $6K, though she still loses by $215.
DUDS: T (Nate), L (Darralyn)
Darralyn: $22,450 cash & GT/Tami: $22,665 cash & prizes/Nate: $1K GOOSEEGG
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus WC): $2,400
$100K Bonus Round
The last car offered this season is a Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition (this has a base price of almost $31K per jeep.com). Tami lands on the M in AMERICA’S.
Category: FOOD & DRINK
Only one letter out of ten to start…
_ _ _ _ _
_ E _ _ _
CPMO gives her…
_ _ _ C _
P E _ C _ (they were late in lighting up the P)
…she doesn’t even get the second word right w/ PEACE. It was JUICY PEACH and she loses the Wrangler.
$5K SPIN ID: LG03608
MY RATING: 7