'Supermarket Sweep': Teams of siblings ace with sharp guessing skills as they battle to win $100K prize money
The game show began with smaller sweeps with riddles and guessing games where the team members first played individually before playing as pairs
Reboot of the classic ‘60s game show, ‘Supermarket Sweep’ is an ABC production that follows three pairs who battle it out using their grocery shopping skills and knowledge of merchandise to win big cash prizes.
Monday's episode was a siblings special with Team Sweet Snacks, Team Chilli powder and Team Gauda. Team Sweet Snacks, consisted of brother-sister duo Carlee and Casey, was off to a good start as they managed to win the first mini-sweep. Two Latino brothers, Cesar and Saul, featured in Team Chilli powder. The brothers confessed that they put chilli powder in everything, including fruits! The third group, Team Gauda, had two sisters — Lauren and Elizabeth. The sisters said they would steal cheese from the kitchen when they were young and break it into tiny pieces and eat it. Host Leslie Jones couldn’t help but draw the similarity between them and rats.
The game show began with smaller sweeps with riddles and guessing games where the team members first played individually before playing as pairs. The goal was to win as many points as possible as their team scores would translate into cash money as add on to the prize sum that they win in the final round. By the end of the smaller sweep rounds, Team Sweet Snack was in the lead with $3,349 as they guessed the maximum right answers. Team Gauda secured $3,169, followed by Team Chilli Powder with $2,958. Team Sweet Snack went on to the final round to play for $100,000, prize money.
In the final round, guessing the answers of the first three riddles correctly would win them $25,000, answering another question correctly in 25 seconds would bring $25,000 making it a $50,000, and answering the last riddle correctly would help them hit the jackpot of $100,000. The siblings guessed and found the first three items very quickly and won $25,000. At this point, Leslie gave them the chance to check out with the money but they decided to play on. Unfortunately, the duo could not guess the item that would have won them another $50,000 and they ended up losing all the money except for the $3,169 they previously won.
Even though none of the teams could win the grand prize on Monday's episode, we saw how they got faster with the sweep and quickly guessed the answers to the riddles as the show progressed. It would be fun to watch if the show gets tougher from here.
Catch ‘Supermarket Sweep’ every Sunday at 8/7c on ABC.