At least for the first Pet Lovers Week episode tonight, a dog named Norman is rolling into the studio on a scooter & we see the animated PLW intro before we see that dog coming into the studio & Pat & Vanna walking out on the dips & columns set.
$1K T-U: Around the House
R E T R A _ T A _ L E
L _ A _ H
Vicki IDs RETRACTABLE LEASH. The first three PLs of the week are as follows:
Vicki Wright (Ozark, AR)- The owner of a four-pound miniature Chihuahua named Cujo married to Sean w/ daughter Alicia and grandkids Addison & Aden; also, there are several cats around the house
Solomon Zenquis (Philadelphia)- A commissary lot owner married to Amanda w/ four children (Nya, Layla, Solomon Jr. & Persia); he has a four-yr.-old Yorkie named Max, a 10-yr.-old Pitbull named Gunner & a four-month-old cat named Cat(herine)
Danielle Wittekind (Franklin, NC)- A director of H.R. & training for a nonprofit married to Kevin w/ two dogs named Libby & Tiger
$2K T-U: Phrase
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I _ _ _ D _ A T E L Y
Danielle's $2K richer, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
Featured Prize: $5K from Natural Balance
This Week's $1K Cash GT: VPI PET Insurance (a Nationwide Insurance company; every time it's picked up this week, $1K will automatically be donated to an animal shelter)
meineke Jackpot R (after Jimmy is asked to come to the host's podium & admit he bought a U before going back to where he needs to be): Song Lyrics
Maingame Category Wipe This Week: Loose dog w/ Pat & Vanna chasing it
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Danielle: 6 T's ($600), E, 2 A's, 3 H's ($700), 6 I's, L ($500 + WC), 3 R's ($350), O
Vicki: G ($500 on FP), N ($900), W ($900), S ($300), M ($600), F ($500 + $5K BONUS)
Solomon: 2 Y's ($800), U
I / S T R U T
R I G H T / _ Y
W I T H / M Y / T A I L
I N / T H E / A I R
He solves "I STRUT RIGHT BY WITH MY TAIL IN THE AIR" from Stray Cats to already be on the board.
DUDS: F (Vicki), O (Danielle)
LEFT IN JACKPOT DOGBOWL: $11,650
Vicki: $1K/Solomon: $1,350/Danielle: $2K WC
Mystery R: Before & After
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Vicki: R ($500 + GT- Companions for Heroes), T ($800), BANKRUPT (MDW's left side)
Solomon: BANKRUPT (next to $3.5K)
Danielle: S ($350)
Vicki: 2 L's ($500 via FP), SAME NATURAL BANKRUPT
Solomon: M ($450)
Danielle: 3 N's ($550), 2 E's, 2 G's (MW next to LaT & RISKS before even calling the consonant...$10K), 3 A's, I, O (NMV), Y ($900), J ($900), D ($300)
J O L L Y / G R E E N
G I A N T
_ A N D A
She solves JOLLY GREEN GIANT PANDA for another $12,750.
DUDS: M (Solomon), S (Danielle)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (two by Vicki, Solomon)
Vicki: $1K/Solomon: $1,350/Danielle: $14,750 WC
Bonus Puzzle Blast from the Past #84 ('98)(Phrase)(DCYO):
C R Y
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A: CRY WOLF (a man solved that)
PP: What Are You Doing?
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Danielle: 3 N's ($700), 3 I's, G ($900), E, 3 T's ($450), 3 A's, 3 H's ($300), 5 O's (NMV), C ($650), SAME REGULAR BANKRUPT
Vicki: V ($300), OTHER NORMAL BANKRUPT (her 3rd overall)
Solomon: 2 S's ($500 + 1/2 CAR next to $900), P ($500), OTHER MDW BANKRUPT (his 2nd so far)
Danielle: R ($650)
S H A R I N G
P H O T O S / O _
T H E / V A C A T I O N
I / _ O N
She'll be "SHARING PHOTOS OF THE VACATION I WON", which is to Costa Rica courtesy of Tripmasters worth $6K.
Vicki: $1K/Solomon: $1,350/Danielle: $21,400 in cash & trip
$3K T-U: Thing
S U _ _ Y
D I S P O S _ T I O N
Solomon gets SUNNY DISPOSITION to skate to $4,350.
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CHOICES FROM THE ALPHABET: 4 T's (& Solomon tried to call the R during the think time), 3 H's
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Danielle does it again by recalling THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE for $4,650 more.
Vicki: $1K/Solomon: $4,350/Danielle: $26,050 in cash & travel
TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $10K
Usual BR #105: The Bonusland ute this week will be a Toyota Venza. Being spun on the Bonus Wheel's the I in AMERICA'S.
Topic: Living Thing
Fitting puzzle given the week's theme:
S _ R _ _ _ E R _
DANIELLE'S CHOICES: MDCA- LOSS
This SHRUBBERY costs her...
...$45K, our biggest BR cash loss in a while.
$5K SPIN ID #101: CJ8599139
1/2 CAR of the Week: Ford Fiesta S (this should also be offered next week w/ that Winnebago back in play)
Every member of the audience receives a NB gift bag.
EPISODE RATING: 6