WOF: Bring on the week's first Toss-Up; category is What Are You Doing?:
_ _ _ _ _ G/_ _/E _ S Y
Katie's TAKING IT EASY for a quick $1,000.
$5,000 WINNING ID OF THE NIGHT: ET03920
Katie Boggs (Agua Dulce, CA)- USC junior sutdying broadcast journalism; like me, she wants to be a sports broadcaster
Teresa Delap (Shreveport, LA)- Business manager
Robert Kent (Cape Coral, FL)- A radio personality known as "Skittles"
$2,000 Toss-Up category is Person:
R _ _ U _ A R
C U S _ _ M E R
Robert acts like a REGULAR CUSTOMER here for $2,000.
After a Cabo San Lucas trip worth $5,540 goes on the wheel, the Round 1 category is Star & Role. Near the midway point of the round, Teresa calls two N's for the trip. After she later calls the M, we have...
_ A N _ E L/_ R A _ _/AS/
_ A M E S/_ _ N _
...she buys the O but spins Lose a Turn. Skittles calls the J for $300 but also spins Lose a Turn.
Katie calls a $600 B, the D's for another $1,100, buys the I's, calls a $400 G and solves DANIEL CRAIG AS JAMES BOND for another $2,800 and $3,800 total.
LOTs: 3 (Everybody)
Campbell's Jackpot/Prize Puzzle Round category is Fun & Games. Early on, Teresa calls three N's for $900 and the Free Spin. After she later buys the O's, we have...
_ O _ N _ _ L L/&/
C _ O S S - C O _ N _ _ _/
S _ _ _ N _
...she next calls a $500 T, the R's for another $1,800, but then repeats the E, so she uses her Free Spin, but then buys the other dud vowel on the board (A). Robert then calls a $400 K, buys the I's and calls the G for another $800. After buying the last remaining vowel of U, he calls an $800 W, an $800 D, and then solves DOWNHILL & CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING for another $2,300 and a ski trip to Lake Tahoe from Funjet Vacations, a new total of $11,420 in cash and trip.
DUDS: A, E (repeated once by Teresa)
WINNING ID FOR TRIP: CG1305080
IHOP Mystery Round category is Before & After. After Teresa buys the E's, here's the board:
S _ E E T/_ _ T _ T _/_ _ E/
_ _ _ R T
She then spins her second Lose a Turn tonight. Robert calls the W for $400, a $400 H, and buys the A's. Next, he calls a $600 C, the P's for another grand, and solves SWEET POTATO PIE CHART for another $2,450 and $13,870 total.
LOTs: 2 (Robert, Teresa)
BANKRUPTS: 1 (Katie)
$3,000 Toss-Up category is Show Biz:
S _ _ P _ _ T I _ G
C A S _
Robert blows this one with SCRIPTING CAST. Teresa finally gets on the board with SUPPORTING CAST. Speed-Up Round category is Event and consonants are worth $1,300 apiece. After Katie calls the G's...
_ _ G G E S T/G _ _ E/_ F/
THE/S E _ S _ N
...she solves BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON for another $5,200 and a final total of nine large. Teresa leaves with 1/3 of her total and Skittles hangs on for the win with $13,870!
DUDS: L, R
Big Money Round: The car on offer this week is the all-new Volkswagen CC. Skittles spins the N in WIN and the category is Phrase. Starting with:
_ _ _ E _
S _ _ N _ L S
It's _____ SIGNALS, and I have an idea. He calls C, P, Y and A and gets...
_ _ _ E _
S _ _ N A L S
...he says MIXED SIGNALS...yes (I thought FIXED SIGNALS)! And his present from my birthday party is...
...$40,000, bringing his total winnings to $53,870!
(Note: Vanna snorted after she put the A because some insect was flying into her nose.)
Video Bonus: Tonight's Wheel Bonus Round
DOND: This is the 21st week of episodes taped. Beginning the week is #12 Jim Ely from San Diego (also wants to be known as Jimmy Lee; he's an advertising seller). He wants to win enough so that he can take his family to certain sporting events (such as the World Series featuring the Cubs and Wimbeldon).
1. #22 (Peter)- $300
2. #9 (Samuel)- $5
3. #4 (Luz)- BUCK
4. #8 (Katie)- $10,000
5. #17 (Sara)- $100
FIRST OFFER: $23,000- NO DEAL
1. #19 (Forest)- $400
2. #15 (Mercedes)- $100,000
3. #1 (Deshia)- $50
4. #10 (Holly)- $500,000 (he was two off this amount)
5. #7 (Alex)- $50,000 (DANGER ZONE ENFORCED)
SECOND OFFER: $9,500- NO DEAL
1. #20 (Brad)- $500
2. #11 (Vanessa)- $5,000
3. #16 (Robert)- $25
4. #13 (Iris)- PENNY
THIRD OFFER: $23,000- NO DEAL
1. #3 (Heather)- $2,500
2. #18 (Brenda)- $200
FOURTH OFFER: $31,000- NO DEAL
1. #6 (Kyan)- $7,500
2. #14 (Dana)- $25,000 (STRIKE ONE)
FIFTH OFFER: $40,000- DEAL
19th PICK: #2 (Esther)- $1,000
20th PICK: #5 (Elishah)- $75,000 (STRIKE TWO)
FINAL OFFER: $129,000
It's already not the best of deals because he dealt with two really nice amounts still in play...but his case only had $10, so he still made a good deal.
Jeopardy!: Matt Kohlstedt's starting this week already as the second five-time champion of the season. But quite a few of you might feel like he shouldn't be in this position, because he has $77,803, which is a lower than usual total for five-day winners nowadways, and the fact that twice last week, he got lucky betting on a Triple Stumper happening in FJ!.
Can he somehow become the season's second SIX-time champion? We'll find out as he goes up against:
Melinda Hautala (Lexington, KY)- Arts administrator
Keith Costigan (Lord Grenway, PA)- Teacher
Here are the first six categories tonight:
NOT SO LIL' WAYNES
IT'S A GROUP THING
THE RED, WHITE & BREW
At the first break, thanks to a late surge, Costigan leads with $4,600, leading Hautala by two grand. The champ has $1,200. Towards the end of the round, Hautala finds the Daily Double under the $800 Red, White & Brew Clue with a $400 over Costigan at $6,000; the champ now has $1,800. She bets $1,000 on this:
Adolphus sold brewing supplies and Eberhard was his best customer; their last names became this beer company's name.
"What is Anheiser-Busch?"...correct to go to seven grand! Kohlstedt gets the $1,000 clue correct to end the round with $2,800.
LACH TRASH: $1,000
SPECIAL OPS MOVIES
THE CALL OF THE ROMAN UMPIRE (a Latin phrase is given and the players have to come up with the baseball equivalent of each one)
WORDS FROM PLACES
On the third clue of the round, Hautala finds the first of the round's DDs under the $1,200 Roman Umpire clue. With $7,800 now, her wager is $2,000 on this phrase:
She blanks, so she's down to $5,800 and her lead over Mr. Costigan drops to $200. It was "ball four". When Costigan finds the other DD under the $2,000 Words from Places clue, the game gets tighter. Kohlstedt's now ahead with $9,600, Hautala's at $6,200 and Costigan's currently at $8,000. He wagers two grand. To get to five figures and re-take the lead:
Named for where Yugoslavia used to be, it's the process of fragmenting into smaller political units.
"What is Balkinization?"...he's got $10,000 and the lead!
DJ! LACH TRASH: $10,400
SCORES AFTER DOUBLE JEOPARDY!:
Matt: $6,800 (he's a goner)
Keith: $14,400 (lock game)
FJ! CATEGORY: 19th Century Poets.
He wrote, "The mason singing...the boatman...the hatter...singing what belongs to him or her and to none else".
Response: "Who is Walt Whitman"
Final score: $9,199
Response: "Who is Whitman?"
Final score: $9,201
Response: "Who is Walt Whitman"
Wins title with: $14,800
Matt Kohlstedt takes $79,803 to February's Tournament of Champions in Vegas.