We're just about to
celebrate a week where family is important to all. Or at least it
should be. So let's see who's joining us tonight for some fun before
JOSIAH (scavenger hunt fan, golfer in
CALEB (tree climber)
JADIE (mom, not fond of Josiah's singing)
DAVID (dad, not afraid to sport socks & sandals)
KAILA (tetherball expert, learning
BRADLEY (sniffs his clothes? Why?)
PAMELA (mom, closet dentist)
KEVIN (dad, grillmaster)
These families are set to grab some
cards and say thanks when they find that card worth: $10,000.
SONIC WHAMMY'S PREDICTION: IRON
Plus, how does a holiday in Cabo San Lucas sound?
Cranium Brain Break: Trash the Host
The paper's flying as always, and both sides are picking off the
bucket like crazy. In the end, Kaila stays ahead by 1, and gets an
insurance bundle right before the end to win it 5-3.
KAILA'S CARD: PLANE
JOSIAH'S CARD: CELL PHONE
Shake that box and let's see what letters we've got:
S T U F F
W P L A Y
A N I R A
M W I N C
C O U C H
Kaila's gonna go first, and there's a digital camera up for grabs if
anyone can spell SPINACH in the cubes below.
Kaila: STUFF, PLAY, WINCH, RANCH, PAN, WIRY (X), COW, SPIN
Josiah: COUCH, COIN, WIN, LAY, WIN (X), PAW, PIN, (TIME UP!)
FINAL SCORE: 29-21 Kaila
Too many short words by Josiah's group, and the repeat of Win didn't
KAILA'S FAMILY WINS: A Coleman camping package
KAILA'S CARD: PRETZEL
OPERATION: SAM DUNK
We're treated to some noises from Bradley before we get to hear the
noises coming out of Cavity Sam. Don't ask me why.
Todd's inspiration toss nets nothing, and Kaila elects to step up to bat
Bradley's vocal noises must've been a sign, because he strikes first
with a 500-point Frog In The Throat. Pamela opens it up even more with
Bird Brained, but Josiah's family totally comes up empty in the first
round. In the second rotation, Bradley just makes it academic with the
Ringing In The Ear. Add a Bird Brained by Kevin and this... just wow.
Not just a whitewash, this, for an operation, was a bloodbath.
FINAL SCORE: 2200-0 Kaila
KAILA'S FAMILY WINS: A trip to Cirque de Soleil Iris
KAILA'S CARD: HAT
Josiah's gotta light it up after that last
game. Let's see if he can.
GYRB (Josiah), YBRG (Josiah), BRYG (Josiah), YBRG (Josiah), RGBY
FINAL SCORE: 5-0 Josiah
Whoa, David just took that game to military level, calling out the color
order, and getting the family in order immediately. That's how you make
a comeback, but I feel very intimidated now.
JOSIAH'S FAMILY WINS: An Hayneedle talking electronic dart board
JOSIAH'S CARD: HAMBURGER
Josiah's prize dot is in the 3 due north, while Kaila places hers in
the 3 due west. Josiah's family will go second for the first round.
Kaila bounces hers off the back wall just barely into the 1 zone, while
Josiah takes a gentler push for a 3. Bradley aims for his prize dot, but
misses it... and Todd, and nets nothing. Caleb lands his in the same
Sorry area, but it doesn't matter.
FINAL SCORE: 3-1 Josiah
Parents now. Jadie starts it with a 3, while Pamela gets a soft 1 to the
top left. David tries for the prize dot but makes it too strong and
exchanges his 3 for a pair of 1's. Kevin needs a big push to win the
round, but also put a too-soft touch on it, barely getting a 1.
FINAL SCORE: 2-2 TIE
And that tie makes the win official for Josiah.
JOSIAH'S FAMILY WINS: A Samick Carino electric guitar
JOSIAH'S CARD: THIMBLE
TWISTER LIGHTS OUT
Reach for the rainbow, it's all around us...
but it won't be in a few seconds.
The kids take the floor first. And in a blink it's over, because two
left hand commands come out right away, and both Caleb AND Josiah use
their right hands on red the second time. I can't even come up with
anything to describe that, that was weird. Parents, can you do better?
Well, the parents DO get a command for each hand to start, but the
moment Kevin places his right foot on blue next, it disappears. After
that, it takes a year to get a left foot spin, and not long after,
Pamela gets too anxious to move it again when a right foot command comes
up. So Josiah's parents sweep this time.
For the tiebreaker, the kids were chosen to play. They get a double left
FOOT command this time, but they all get it right this time.
Unfortunately, Josiah and Caleb get busted again when Josiah moves the
wrong hand to yellow and Caleb fails to move his right hand at all. So
in one final sweep, Kaila & Bradley take it.
KAILA'S FAMILY WINS: A two-hour lesson at Trapeze School New York at
Santa Monica Pier
KAILA'S CARD: CAR
MONOPOLY CRAZY CASH MACHINE
This became a very interesting battle once
Operation came along. But it's nice and tight now, with a 3-4 defense in
effect for Kaila.
Josiah's gonna feed 'em first.
CELL PHONE: $460
Nice money, but that's not gonna be too hard for Kaila's 4 cards to
beat. She's up next.
That wins the trip to Cabo. But will that Plane they're taking off on
now give them the big one?
It does! They had the big one right from the top of the show! And even
Todd gets in on the money catching. Crazy cash for everyone!
And here's hoping that your Thanksgiving has plenty of moments that
matter. We'll see you on the other side.
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