WOF Retro Recap: October 22, 2008

EPISODE #4908: AMERICA’S GAME

Teens and their best friends get their final shot for greatness on this episode.

$1,000 Tossup – PHRASE

W A T C _ / A N D
_ E _ R _

Tracy & Rachael tell the new viewers of this show to WATCH AND LEARN. Here are the teams…

Tracy Vu & Rachael Stein (juniors): Tracy’s a joketeller and wants to win enough to go to Idaho; Rachael does some photography and reviews books
Steven Kelly & Isi Cruz-Riviera (sophomores from Camarillo, CA): Steven does volunteer medical rescue while Isi tries to learn several different languages
Carly Beetle & Brennan Kusack (sophomores from Santa Barbara, CA): Carly swims and reads while Brennan is a horseback rider and lacrosse/soccer player

$2,000 Tossup – RHYME TIME

_ _ _ N _ _
B _ L _ _ E Y

Steven & Isi’s solve isn’t PHONEY BALONEY, and they’re spinning first.

TRIP ON THE WHEEL: Palace Hotel in San Francisco worth $9,400

Round 1 – BEFORE AND AFTER

S _ M _ L E
S _ M O N
C O W E L L

Steven & Isi win another $3,400 courtesy of SIMPLE SIMON COWELL.

SOLE DUD: A (Steven/Isi)
LAT: Carly/Brennan
DQ: Tracy/Rachael’s A repeat

Pre-Round 2 Scores
Carly/Brennan: $0
Tracy/Rachael: $1K
Steven/Isi: $5,400

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Jackpot Round – LIVING THINGS

Late in the round, Steven and Isi pick up the Free SPIN w/ two K’s…

K A N G A R _ _ S / A N D
K _ A _ A S

…and then solve the marsupials of KANGAROOS AND KOALAS for $3,200 despite a mispronunciation of the last word. Too bad a trip to Australia wasn’t offered here.

SOLE DUD: T (Carly/Brennan)
BANKRUPT: Tracy/Rachael via the MDW for $650

Pre-Round 3 Scores
Carly/Brennan: $0
Tracy/Rachael: $1K
Steven/Isi: $8,600

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Mystery Round – THING (PRIZE PUZZLE)

Early on, our leaders picks up the MDW w/ two R’s, but then comes a dud in N. The red girls pick up the S.F. trip w/ an L. Unfortunately, they BANKRUPT to lose $10,750 cash and trip. Tracey & Rachael control the rest of the round…

P O O L S _ D E
_ E V E R A _ E
S E R V _ C E

…and will get some POOLSIDE BEVERAGE SERVICE while at the Divi South Winds Resorts in BARBADOS worth $10,100; with another $2,350 in spending money, they’ve won $12,450 that round.

DUDS: T (Tracey/Rachael), N (Steven/Isi)
BANKRUPT: Carly/Brennan

Pre-Tossup #3 Scores
Carly/Brennan: $0
Tracy/Rachael: $13,450
Steven/Isi: $8,600

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$3,000 Tossup – OCCUPATION

_ _ _ _ A S T _ _ S
_ O _ C H

Carly & Brennan finally get on the board w/ GYMNASTICS COACH.

Round 4 – FUN AND GAMES

After a bit of work by the red team, speed-up mode commences w/ the remaining consonants worth $1,700 each. Those same girls call the L’s…

S _ _ _ E _ _ _ R _ S / &
R _ L L E R _ L _ _ E S

…and then solve SKATEBOARDS & ROLLERBLADES for $8,300.

FINAL SCORES
Carly/Brennan: $11,300
Tracy/Rachael: $13,450 cash and Barbados
Steven/Isi: $8,600

TOTAL MAINGAME WINNINGS: $33,350

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$100,000 Bonus Round
Tracy & Rachael land on the S in AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
We start them with…

_ _ _ L _
_ _ _ R _

MCGI gives them a pair of I’s…

_ _ I L _
_ I _ R _

They don’t solve this puzzle, and they’re going to write in their DAILY DIARY that they’ve lost…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…THE BIG ONE — IT’S OUR SECOND $100,000 LOSS OF SEASON 26. They’ll have to settle for $13,450 cash and trip.

MY EP. RATING: 4 out of 10

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4 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: October 22, 2008

  1. JP Genius February 8, 2014 / 4:12 am

    Well OUCH at that loss! And at the SF trip Bankrupt! Otherwise nothing too special…but did you hear what one of the blue boys said after calling N in the Prize Puzzle?

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  2. Andy Nguyen February 8, 2014 / 4:40 am

    I can't remember exactly, but maybe it was curse word?

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  3. JP Genius February 8, 2014 / 4:48 am

    I don't think they actually said it…

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