'Small Fortune': Did Team Grandma Knows Best lose the game? Here's what went wrong
This week, the team gunning for the $250,000 prize on 'Small Fortune' was Team Grandma Knows Best — Alyssa, her mother Jennifer and grandmother Sylvia
The saying goes, "big things come in small packages". If there is any show out there that takes this rather seriously, it would have to be 'Small Fortune'. This tiny game show packs a real punch, as participants carry out the tiniest of challenges and walk away with massive cash prizes.
If you are looking for a good game show to keep you entertained, then consider checking out 'Weakest Link', 'The $100,000 Pyramid', 'The Chase' and 'American Ninja Warrior' — there is a type for every mood. And if you're feeling particularly whimsical, then tune in to 'Small Fortune'.
Meet Team Grandma Knows Best
This week, the team gunning for the $250,000 prize was Team Grandma Knows Best — Alyssa, her mother Jennifer and her grandmother Sylvia. Sylvia currently has 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. But as Alyssa puts it, she's as energetic as ever. For Sylvia, winning the money meant she could use it to spend more time with the kids down in Memphis, Tennessee, and possibly plan a trip to the Smokey Mountains too, seeing that she hasn't seen her whole family in nine years and would love nothing more than to spend time with all of them.
Fashion tips for $10,000
In this game, the player has to 'strut' down a runaway using their fingers and stop and pose at the red line, all while blindfolded. If they miss the mark, they lose. Sylvia was up first and after two trial rounds, she played the round for $6,000. Unfortunately, Sylvia came up short, and didn't win the round.
Statue of Liberteeny for $25,000
In a classic ring toss game, the teams had to see who could swing the rings on the mini Statue of Liberty to come out on top. Alyssa was the one to play this round. After three unsuccessful practice rounds that cost $5,000 each, Alyssa decided to play anyway for a total of $10,000. Unfortunately, Alyssa didn't manage to get a single ring in, banking $0.
This Game Shucks for $50,000
For this round, a player has to 'shuck' five kernels of corn and drop it in the silo within 10 seconds. After practice rounds, Jennifer was able to complete the challenge within 10 seconds and bag the team's first win of the night with $40,000.
Wee Wild West for $75,000
Using a thin stick, the contestant has to pick up keys and drop them in a bucket, without dropping anything. After a successful practice round, Jennifer went ahead and played the game and won, cashing in another $75,000 in the bank, bringing their total to $115,000.
A Little Tipsy for $100,000
In this challenge, the player has to balance a one and a half inch tray with mini drinks on their finger and carry it across to a table. After two practice rounds, Alyssa was ready to play the game for $80,000. However, she didn't manage to complete the challenge and cashed in $0.
The Big Little Heist for $115,000
In order to walk away with the $115,000 they've earned so far, Team Grandma Knows Best had to take on one final challenge — The Big Little Heist. Here, they have to break into a mini bank (Lil Rel Fargo) and carry out three challenges. The first is to unlock the bank using the key cards hidden all over. Next is to flick the dynamite to open the case and finally, put three stacks of cash using one hand on the getaway podium. The first one to play the challenge was Alyssa, followed by Jennifer and then finally Sylvia was left to stack the money on the getaway podium. However, Sylvia was unable to complete the challenge, which resulted in them closing their hard-earned $115,000. All wasn't lost just yet, seeing that the team still walked away with $11,500.
'Small Fortune' airs on Mondays at 10 pm ET/PT on NBC.