EPISODE #6697: SECRET SANTA HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
S T _ _ N G I _ G
P O P _ O R _
I’ve never done STRINGING POPCORN, but Sonya correctly answers. Let’s talk to this lady at the end first…
Sonya City: CPA, Astros fan & aunt from Sugarland, TX
Matthew Hollis: personal trainer/fitness instructor who co-owns a cheer dance-based fitness co. and hosts local breakdancing battles from Chicago
Katie Koballa: zookeeper & occasional actress from Greensboro, NC
$2K Tossup: OCCUPATION
P A _ _ _ Y
C H _ F
Matthew takes control w/ PASTRY CHEF.
FEATURED TRIP: the Qamea Resort & Spa in Fiji
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Round 1: 80’s FUN & GAMES
Here he goes w/ a $500 T, a single E, but the BANKRUPT near TD takes away the other 1/2 of his $500. Both ladies strike out w/ N and R, respectively, so we’re quickly back to the man. He puts up a $650 S, three A’s, $1K pairs of C’s and B’s, and a $650 G before he tries to identify these toys for another $3,050…
C A B B A G E
_ A T C _
_ _ _ S
…they are indeed CABBAGE PATCH KIDS.
DUDS: N (Katie) & R (Sonya)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Matthew
Mystery Round: SAME LETTER
Katie leads the way w/ four S’s for $2,400, four E’s and two O’s, a $2,400 N trio, and a single A. Those are followed by a $650 L, three I’s to wipe out the vowel shop, the SL bonus of five $650 T’s, but then the same normal BANKRUPT to forfeit $8,650. Sonya then inserts a $1,200 pair of R’s, and a D for the WC…
T I N S E L
T R A D I T I O N S / &
T O _ E T _ E R N E S S
TINSEL, TRADITIONS & TOGETHERNESS are the holiday related things for $1,700.
SOLE BANKRUPT: Katie
Matthew: $5,050/Katie: ZIP/Sonya: $2,700 WC
PP/Express Round: PHRASE
Sonya opens this crucial round w/ a $650 V (interesting choice there; she was thinking I’VE), a single E, a $3,500 B, but the R fails her for the second time tonight. Afterwards, it’s all Matthew — a $1,300 pair of L’s, two I’s, a $1,400 pair of N’s, and the three remaining non-U vowels.
I ‘ L L / B E / A _ A _
O N / V A _ A _ I O N
He says “I’LL BE AWAY ON VACATION” for $1,950 and a $6,800 trip to the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
SOLE DUD: R (Sonya)
Matthew: $13,800 cash & D.R./Katie: NO LUCK/Sonya: $2,700 WC
$3K Tossup: PLACES
B U _ _
S I _ _ W A _ K S
Matthew gets through these BUSY SIDEWALKS.
Round 4: THING
Next on his list are a $1K pair of T’s, a single E, a $900 S, a single A, and an $1,800 R pair, but it’s S-U time…
_ _ R S T – _ _ A _ E
T R _ _ _ _
…w/ a $1,700 FS. Two P’s are said by Sonya…
F _ R S T – P _ A _ E
T R _ P _ _
…she doesn’t get the FIRST-PLACE TROPHY, but rather another $3,400.
SOLE DUD: N (Katie)
Matthew: $16,800 cash & D.R./Katie: $1K COAL/Sonya: $6,100
BANKRUPT TRASH: $8,900
Katie: RC4232202 (Rosana C.)
Sonya: BC4623088 (Bruce C.)
Matthew will be picking from the following…
EVENT it is.
$100K Bonus Round
Matthew lands on that G. Lead-offs…
_ _ _ _ L _ N T
_ _ L _
PGHO is NOT gonna do much good…
_ _ _ _ L _ N T
G _ L _
…and he won’t be going to a JUBILANT GALA w/ another $35K.
LAST SPIN ID: PL6791707 (Pauline L.)
MY RATING: 6