EPISODE #5803: ISLAND HOPPING
Encore Clip (early 90's since this wasn't dated): Pat and Vanna relaxing in a spa
$1,000 Tossup: PEOPLE
S E _ _ O _ E D
T R _ V _ _ _ R S
David solves SEASONED TRAVELERS. We're going down the line in interviewing the two men and lady on this Hump Day...
David Rigsby: design engineer who draws blueprints for building for the electrical-engineering systems from Austin, TX
Sandy Wenger: chaplain at the University Hospital in Cincinnati who's been writing her autobiography from Walton, KY
Ben Schwartzman: UCLA grad student in his second yr. researching autism from L.A.; he even does a rap on-air of the hybrid car he owns
$2,000 Tossup: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
P _ _ _ I _ G / B Y
T _ E / R _ L E _
David is indeed PLAYING BY THE RULES, so he's tripled his money.
FEATURED TRIP: Costa Caribbean Cruise worth $5,500
Jackpot Round: PROPER NAME
David starts w/ a T for the 1/2 CAR next to $300. Much later, he gets the WC w/ three S's, buys the last of the vowels (double A's) and inserts two G's while on Jackpot. Here's what we have now...
S I N G E R -
S O N G _ R I T E R
A _ I _ I A / _ E _ S
She sang the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl, and he knows that's SINGER-SONGWRITER ALICIA KEYS for another Jackpot win at $7,300! His total that round is $11,200.
Scores after R1
David: $14,200 + 1/2 CAR + WC
Everybody else: $0 each
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Sandy's first w/ T for trouble. Second, Ben picks up the cruise w/ an R, buys two E's, but then repeats the T while on the same 1/2 CAR (he wanted to pick the S, but it was too late). Third, David LOSES A TURN. We're back to Sandy who calls for two Y's, some vowels, an M for the same 1/2 CAR but then a not-so-good consonant in G. Ben follows up w/ four S's and an I, but he then gets nailed by the BANKRUPT near $650 to forfeit $3,600 plus the cruise. After that, David leaves only one letter remaining (he got the other 1/2 CAR from an L)...
M Y / H O U S E
I S / Y O U R
H O U S E
S A L A _
...and he solves "MY HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE" SALAD for $950 and that smart car for a total of $15,280 in that round alone!
DUDS (both by Sandy): T, G
DQ: Ben's T repeat
Scores after R2
David: $29,480 cash and car + WC
Everybody else: $0 each
No Bonus Puzzle Flashback tonight thanks to a lengthy R2 as well as the plug on the 1/2 CAR prize.
PRIZE PUZZLE Round: RHYME TIME
Ben wastes a spin w/ the MDW's left side. Second, David strikes out w/ the T. Third, Sandy picks off an M and two I's, but she also repeats the T. Ben tries again w/ an N, three E's, a G and two A's, but the same normal BANKRUPT wipes the $350 off his screen. David then puts up three R's and five O's...
I ' M / _ O O _ I N G
O _ E R
A / _ O _ R - _ E A _
_ _ O _ E R
...and says "I'M LOOKING OVER A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER" for $800 plus a Brendan Worldwide Vacation to IRELAND w/ the Hotwire.com travel worth $5,880, giving him $6,680 that round.
SOLE DUD: T (David)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both by Ben)
DQ: Sandy's T duplication
Scores after R3
David: $36,160 cash and prizes + WC
Everybody else: gooseegg alert
$3,000 Tossup: SHOW BIZ
T H E / B I G
S C R _ E N
Sandy was about to spoil David's bid for a sweep, but said red player is up to $39,160 on THE BIG SCREEN!
Round 4: FOOD & DRINK (full $1,550 speed-up)
S T R _ N G / _ _ _ _ E E
A N D / S W E E T / T E A
No maingame sweep for David tonight, because Ben drinks up some STRONG COFFEE AND SWEET TEA for his only $6,200 on the night.
David: $39,160 cash and prizes + WC
Sandy: $1K gooseegg
CUMULATIVE TOTAL: $46,360
BANKRUPT TRASH: $9,450 cash and cruise
$100,000 Bonus Round
David's envelope will be the second A of AMERICA'S.
I think the first word's a gimme...
S _ _ R T
_ _ _ _
HCDO and P fill in...
S H O R T
_ _ _ _
...the entire first word, and he flunks this SHORT QUIZ (he quietly thought it was SHORT WALK). That means no second car for him (the Miata).
$5K SPIN ID: MB7633546
MY EP. RATING: 7 out of 10