Thursday, May 16, 2013

"Wheel of Fortune" 5/16

I'm preparing for the worst this week- we haven't had a BRS on the road in over eight yrs.

$1K T-U: Characters

B _ T _ _ N / A _ D

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Jonathan IDs BATMAN AND ROBIN. The duos of the evening:

Kristine Ganancial & Jonathan Tavares (four yrs.)- She has a three-yr.-old son Brandon, he's a real estate worker; they're Yankees fans
Lois Shiffman & Barbara Katechis (over two decades)- Lois' married to Marc w/ two children (Leanna & Lauren), Barbara's been married to James for about 23 yrs. w/ three kids (Marilena, Eleni & Christos); they're court reporters
Simon Abtalion (originally from Manhattan) & Chad (about a decade)- Financial firm salesmen who first met at a N.O. school; Chad got engaged to Kristin

$2K T-U: Food & Drink

F _ _ S H / F R _ I T

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Kristine stumbles on the second word, but does triple her team's early winnings by solving FRESH FRUIT PLATE.

Featured Hotwire Trips: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (includes a VIP tour for two of SPS)($11,160)

meineke JR: F & G

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K & J: BANKRUPT (MDW's left side)
L & B: T ($650), 5 R's ($450), 3 O's, 3 U's, Y ($500 + eBags), E, 5 N's ($650), 2 A's

_ _ _ N _ / Y O U R

_ A R T N E R / R O U N _

A N _ / R O U N _

They goof by answering TURN YOUR PARTNER ROUND AND ROUND (the buzzer doesn't sound).

S & C: 3 D's ($500)

_ _ _ N _ / Y O U R

_ A R T N E R / R O U N D

A N D / R O U N D

SWING YOUR PARTNER ROUND AND ROUND, guys- you're on the board.

SOLE BANKRUPT: K & J
SOLE DQ: L & B (blown solve)
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $7,750

Current Scores:

K & J: $3K/L & B: $0/S & C: $2K

MMS PUZZLE #7:

K A N S A S / C I T Y

M I S S O U R I

(Note: The BR wasn't won all that often on the road trip there just about eight yrs. ago.)

MR: B & A

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L & B: 4 T's ($500), 2 N's ($500 + CA), 6 E's, H ($900), O, F ($600), 2 I's, S (FP), 2 A's, U, BANKRUPT (next to $3.5K)
S & C: 4 R's ($300), Y ($450)

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O F / T H E

T R E A S U R Y

The first part of this solution isn't that family-friendly, but they do solve LINGERIE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY to keep spinning & take a slim lead.

SOLE BANKRUPT: L & B

Current Scores:

K & J: $3K/L & B: ZILCH/S & C: $4K

PP: Song Lyrics

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S & C: SAME BANKRUPT
K & J: R ($650), OTHER REGULAR BANKRUPT
L & B: 2 T's ($400), N ($650), 5 E's, S ($500), 4 O's, 2 M's ($550), I (NMV), LaT
S & C: 2 C's ($450)

C E _ E _ R _ T E

_ O O _ / T I M E S

C O M E / O N !

They know Kool & The Gang's "CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON!" to keep the extra $900 & each win a stay at the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel worth $10,710.

SOLE LaT: L & B
BANKRUPTS: 2 (other two teams)

Current Scores:

K & J: $3K/L & B: DONUTS/S & C: $15,610 in cash & HI

$3K T-U: Occupation

_ _ E C _ _ _ C A L

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Kristine gives an understandable incorrect response of MECHANICAL ENGINEER, so no T-U Sweep for 'em.

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Barbara gets her middle team off the schneid on an ELECTRICAL ENGINEER.

S-U: Phrase
FS: $1,900

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FINDINGS: 2 H's, N, 3 S's, T, R, M, 2 G's

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T H _ S / _ S / G _ _ N G

Together, Lois & Barbara say "I SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING" for an added $9.5K.

SOLE DUD OF GAME: M (K & J)

Final Scores:

K & J: $3K/L & B: $12.5K/S & C: $15,610 in cash & Aloha
GT: $31,110

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: $15,560 in cash & S.M.

MMS PUZZLE #8:

P R O F E S S I O N A L

M A G I C I A N

BMBR #167: Simon's spun the I in SPIN.

Category: Occupation


Also a Megaword:


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FINAL CHOICES: ACBM

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A VIDEOGRAPHER will not see them winning the $35K.

$5K SPIN ID #164: DL1486340

They're in Central Park again.

EPISODE RATING: 5

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