EPISODE #6704: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ A P L E – _ _ _ _ E _
_ H _ _ S T _ _ S / H _ M
Catie doesn’t know it.
M A P L E – _ _ A _ E D
_ H R I S T _ _ S / H _ M
Eva gets a piece of MAPLE-GLAZED CHRISTMAS HAM.
Eva Klentos: solar sales consultant from San Luis Obispo
Catie Mazzabufi: technology recruiter for a propriety trading firm from philly
John Peterson: home improvement contractor who wants to be a boxing ring announcer from Howell, NJ
$2K Tossup: PLACE
_ O M P U _ E R
_ A B
John solves COMPUTER LAB.
Round 1: WAYD?
He opens w/ the obvious (two $500 N’s, three I’s, two $800 G’s), and a FP E. Next up are a $650 L, the purchases of two A’s and three O’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $2,500. Second, Eva calls up a $1,300 pair of S’s, the last vowel of U, a $650 T, a $1,500 R trio, and a $700 C. We have…
S I N G I N G / O U R
_ A _ O R I T E
C A R O L S
SINGING OUR FAVORITE CAROLS is what we’re doing for $3,900.
SOLE BANKRUPT: John
Holiday S-O: Art Dept.
Mystery/Crossword Round: __________ BED
Eva gets that MDW right away w/ T, FPs a pair of A’s, picks up the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ an S, and buys three O’s. After that are a $700 F, two E’s, two R’s for the other 1/2 CAR, but then a potentially fatal LaT. Catie next picks off a $3,500 Y, the last vowel of I, but the same normal BANKRUPT takes back $3,250. Once John LaTs out…
(O)(Y)(S)(T)(E)(R) – (A)
– – (O) – – – (I)
– – (F)(_)(O)(_)(E)(R)
– – (A)
…Eva completes the grid w/ FLOWER for $1,700 and that Versa for a total of $16,930 that round.
LaTs: 2 (Eva & John)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Catie
Holiday S-O #2: Post-production
Catie: NIL/John: $2,000/Eva: $21,830 cash & Versa MDW
PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES
Here goes the scoreless Catie w/ four S’s for $2,200, a couple E’s, but the other normal BANKRUPT cleans her out of $1,950. Second, John inserts a $900 L, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. Third, Eva lights up a $1K N pair, buys the other three vowels, plugs in a $700 G, but then says M for mistake. Catie follows w/ a $650 R, but then the LaT. After John spins up the same BANKRUPT Catie got to hand over $650…
_ I _ E S U R _ I N G
L E S S O N S
…Eva’s won another $950 and could be taking KITESURFING LESSONS on her trip to the Galley Bay Resort in ANTIGUA worth $9,320.
DUDS: A (John) & M (Eva)
SOLE LaT: Catie
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Catie & John)
Catie: COAL ALERT/John: $2,000/Eva: $32,100 cash & prizes MDW
$3K Tossup: 80’s MOVIE TITLE
T H _ / _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ T
C _ _ B
The Simple Minds song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” is featured in this flick, and Catie is finally on the board w/ “THE BREAKFAST CLUB”.
Round 4: THINGS
But she says an insta-dud of T. Second for John are two FP E’s, but then the LaT. Third in Eva’s direction are a $600 R, but the A proves to be the sole dud vowel in a round for the second time tonight. After Catie’s $550 S is the signal for S-U…
_ _ _ _ _ _
_ E _ _ R _ E S
…and it’s a $1,500 FS. The J is said late…
J O _ F _ L
M E M O R _ E S
…Catie’s won another $2,050 and some JOYFUL MEMORIES from this show.
DUDS BEFORE FS: T (Catie), A (Eva)
DUDS IN S-U: N (Catie), P (John), C (Catie), D (Eva), B (Catie)
SOLE LaT: John
Catie: $5,050/John: $2,000/Eva: $32,100 cash & prizes MDW
BANKRUPT TRASH: $8,350
Here are the MDBR subjects for Eva…
-FUN & GAMES
-IN THE KITCHEN
It’s FUN & GAMES time.
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #8
Holding Eva’s MDW are mom Elaine, stepdad John and sister-in-law Nicole. Her spin of truth lands on…the I of SPIN — oh, that space worries me. Let’s see the opening board, Vanna…
_ _ E _ N
_ _ _ _ _ _ N _
HPDI causes me to stick a fork in her…
_ _ E _ N
_ _ _ _ _ I N _
…and HER GAME’S OVER. It was OCEAN KAYAKING…
…AND NO WONDER I WAS SO WORRIED — SHE’S THE SECOND MILLION DOLLAR LOSER THIS SEASON.
FURTHERMORE, SHE ALSO MISSES OUT ON BECOMING THE NEW ALL-TIME TOP WINNER ON THE SHOW BY ALMOST A COUPLE THOUSAND DOLLARS — NOT VERY WELL PLAYED BY HER.
VIDEO BONUS: SECOND MILLION DOLLAR LOSS THIS SEASON
FEATURED SS: NOVICA
MY RATING: 5