EPISODE #5661: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD
We're on the generic set for this season's edition.
Taping Date: August 9, 2012 (5th)
International Greetings of the Night: Estonia, Spain and Romania.
$1,000 Tossup - ON THE MAP
_ _ _ C _ H O _ M
_ _ _ _ _ _
Joe blows it w/ STOCKHOLM, GERMANY.
_ _ _ C _ H O _ M
_ _ _ D _ _
Kim only gets that first word.
_ _ O C _ H O _ M
_ W _ D _ N
Vickie finally gets STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN. The first three players of the week...
Vickie Finch: site director for the Avondale Head Start program from Chattanooga, TN
served 3 yrs as an Army paratrooper for the 173rd Airborne Brigade and a
second-year philosophy college student from Issaquah, WA
Kim Speicher: dental hygiene teacher at Penn College from Williamsport, PA
$2,000 Tossup - PLACE
_ R A _ N
S _ _ _ I O N
Kim has arrived at this TRAIN STATION to start the first round.
FEATURED TRIP (presented by the hosts of "La Ruleta de la Suerte"): cheapoair.com trip to Spain worth $6,500
Jackpot Round - BEFORE AND AFTER
This Week's 1/2 Car Prize: SmartCar (at this point in the tapings, the 1/2 car is behind Pat)
This Week's Category Wipe: globe
immediately wastes a turn w/ the BANKRUPT next to $650. Secondly,
Vickie picks up that Spain trip w/ two T's. After some vowel purchases,
she says S for sorry. Third, Joe finds three R's for $900, but next is a
bad U purchase. Kim quickly loses another turn, this time w/ the
dreaded white space. Next, Vickie and Joe BANKRUPT near top dollar
back-to-back; the former loses $7K cash and trip while Joe's $650 gets
wiped out. Kim's third turn isn't any better as she says D for dummy. A
few letters later, Vickie picks up the 1/2 car near the pink $900 w/ M,
but she then BANKRUPTS on the MDW's left side to forfeit the plate and
$2,650. Joe completes the board...
R E M O T E
C O N T R O L
F R E A K
...and says REMOTE CONTROL FREAK for the house minimum.
DUDS: S (Vickie), U (Joe), D (Kim)
BANKRUPTS: 4 (Vickie 2x, 1 by everybody else)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $10,800
Pre-Round 2 Scores
Vickie and Joe: $1K each
Mystery Round - THE 90'S
Early on, Vickie puts in three T's while on the Mystery Wedge between FP and LAT. She takes the $1,100 plunge...but she's BANKRUPTED for the third time tonight
(the MW reveal before the decision hasn't dropped after all). Joe's
second in line w/ a B, three O's and double U's, but next is LAT. Third,
Kim puts up an N and two I's to finish off the vowels. Following five
R's while on the other MW...
_ O R R E S T / _ U _ _
_ I N S / O S C A R
_ O R / B E S T
_ I C T U R E
...she solves "FORREST GUMP" WINS OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE for $6,900.
Pre-Round 3 Scores
Vickie and Joe: $1K each
Bonus Puzzle Flashback (October 31, 2003): THINGS
CDMA gave Margaret...
_ _ M E
M _ _ _ E S
She got HOME MOVIES for $25K.
PRIZE PUZZLE Round - FOOD AND DRINK
off and running w/ two S's for $7K. He buys every single vowel in one
fell swoop and then puts in five D's for $17,500! But after a lot of
work, THE SAME MDW BANKRUPT COMES BY TO BLOW UP ALL OF HIS $27,100!!! OH MAN. Kim's next w/ two R's for $1,600, but she too gets that same side of the MDW. Vickie thinks she knows it...
_ R U I _ / S A _ A D
_ O _ _ E D / _ I _ H
S H R E D D E D
C O C O _ U _
She'll be eating FRUIT SALAD TOPPED WITH SHREDDED COCONUT at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach in HAWAII worth $6,543.
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Joe, Kim)
Pre-Tossup #3 Scores
Vickie: $7,543 cash and Hawaii
$3,000 Tossup - OCCUPATION
B A _ _
T _ L _ _ R
Kim collects the $3K from this BANK TELLER, giving her $11,900.
Round 4 - WHAT ARE YOU DOING? (full $1,900 speed-up)
L _ S T _ N _ N G / T _
_ / _ L _ _ L _ S T
Vickie's LISTENING TO A PLAYLIST for $7,600 and the win.
Vickie: $15,143 cash and Hawaii
TOTAL MAINGAME WINNINGS: $28,043
SEASON-WORST BANKRUPT TRASH (not including 1/2 car): $40,100 cash and trip
$100,000 Bonus Round
There's a Volkswagen CC waiting to be won. Vickie gets that G envelope.
Two letters in the bottom get her started...
_ _ _ _
_ N _ _ _ E
All of her chosen consonants from HGMA are up there...
H _ G H
_ N _ _ M E
...but she BLOWS IT w/ HIGH ANYTIME, HIGH ANYONE and HIGH GNOME. That means she doesn't make the HIGH INCOME of $5K, which would've payed off the taxes on that CC. She's booted out of the studio w/ $15,143.
$5K SPIN ID: DS5281238