WOF Recap: June 9, 2014

I was right in thinking this season finale week would be titled “Happy Father’s Day”. That being said, let’s make the most of it.

EPISODE #6041: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

$1K Tossup: OCCUPATION

_ P _ _ _ _ _ R I _ _ R

Rudy solves SPORTSWRITER. The first three men of the week…

Rudy Dedmon, Jr.: fast food Italian eatery worker w/ three kids (Chelsea, Justin and Leah), a stepdaughter, and two grandkids from Muskogee, OK
Dan Hurley: letter carrier and Walking with Jane participant w/ three kids (Drew, Abby and Julia) from Wesport, MA (he started watching the show when he was four and it was his babysitter’s favorite)
Sean Charlton: golfer w/ Kenley and another girl on the way from Seattle

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

_ _ A _ I _ G
_ / M _ P

Rudy’s DRAWING A MAP to triple up.

FEATURED TRIP: Australis cruise to South America courtesy of Hotwire worth $8,530
1/2 CAR: Fiesta

Round 1: SONG LYRICS (golf maingame wipe)

Rudy first wants the first letter of his name, but it’s a dud. Second, Dan calls two N’s for $600, buys six A’s, and lights up two M’s for $1,200. But after his buy of two E’s, is a bad O purchase. Third, Sean BANKRUPTS next to $650. After Rudy FPs four L’s…

_ A L _ / L _ _ E / A
M A N / _ A L _
L _ _ E / A / M A N

…he solves “WALK LIKE A MAN, TALK LIKE A MAN” (by The Four Seasons in ’63) to keep the two grand when he could’ve gone for the K’s.

DUDS: R (Rudy), O (Dan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sean

Scores after R1
Rudy: $5K/Other men: $0 each

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Dan’s first w/ an N for the WC, an R for the DICK’S Sporting Goods gift tag, three E’s, but then L for loss while on the 1/2 CAR near $900. Second, Sean BANKRUPTS the same way he did in the last round. Third, Rudy picks up that cruise w/ three S’s, lights up a $450 D, and buys an I and two U’s before we see…

S U _ E R S _ N I _
S _ E E D
_ U _ _

…he gets past a SUPERSONIC SPEED BUMP for a total of $9,980 cash & cruise.

SOLE DUD: L (Dan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Sean

Scores after R2
Rudy: $14,980 cash & cruise/Other men: $0 apiece

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PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK

Sean finally gets things going w/ four N’s for $14K, then he buys five A’s, but then the sole dud vowel of E. Second, Rudy gets up there an $800 D, a $400 B, and the rest of the valid vowels (O, four I’s and a U). Following a K for the same 1/2 CAR, he duds out w/ L, allowing Dan

K I _ I
B A N A N A / A N D
_ A _ _ I O N / _ _ U I _

…to solve KIWI, BANANA AND PASSION FRUIT for a $6,253 trip package to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel in MAUI.

DUDS: E (Sean), L (Rudy)

Scores after R3
Dan: $6,253 cash & prizes + WC/Sean: ZIP/Rudy: $14,980 cash & cruise

—————

$3K Tossup: PHRASE

C U T / _ O
_ H _ / _ H _ S E

Sean blanks out, allowing Rudy to sweep the Tossups w/ “CUT TO THE CHASE”.

Round 4: FUN & GAMES

First from Rudy are two R’s for $1,400, a pair of A’s, but no S. Second for Dan are a $900 T, an E, two N’s for $800 more, but then D for dummy. Third, Sean FPs an I, but then LOSES A TURN. After a $450 H gets put up by Rudy

T H R _ _ I N _ / A
_ _ _ _ E R A N _

…he’s THROWING A BOOMERANG and gets $1,600 in return.

DUDS: S (Rudy), D (Dan)
SOLE LaT: Sean

Scores after R4
Dan: $6,253 cash & prizes + WC/Sean: NO LUCK/Rudy: $19,580 cash & cruise

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Round 5: AROUND THE HOUSE

Dan leads off w/ a $900 pair of N’s, buys of E and two A’s, and a $10K pair of R’s. After he uses the WC to pick up an L…

L A _ N
_ _ R N _ _ _ R E

…he gets LAWN FURNITURE for $15,400 and the lead.

PR!

Scores after R5
Dan: $21,653 cash & prizes/Sean: GOOSEEGG ALERT/Rudy: $19,580 cash & cruise

Round 6: CHARACTER (full $1,400 speed-up)

B _ _ _
S _ _ _ S _ _

Too bad there were only singles left for Rudy, but he IDs BART SIMPSON.

FINAL SCORES
Dan: $21,653 cash & prizes/Sean: $1K GOOSEEGG/Rudy: $20,980 cash & cruise

GRAND TOTAL: $43,633 
NO BANKRUPT TRASH!

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$100K Bonus Round
Dan the man lands on the S in AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
This is a defensive play in football…

_ L L – _ _ T_ L _ T _

HCDO only adds….

_ L L – O _ T
_ L _ T _

…he’s been stopped by an ALL-OUT BLITZ and loses the $45K.

$5K SPIN ID: TB3362310

MY EP. RATING: 7

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One thought on “WOF Recap: June 9, 2014

  1. JP Mackey June 10, 2014 / 3:45 am

    This was a good episode. Too bad for Sean's bad luck, but man when Dan stole the lead from Rudy, he stole the SHOW as well. Rudy was fine, but then he would've won had he not left out those multiples. Then again, we wouldn't have had a R6 (likely the last one of the season), believe it or not.

    My rating is also a 7 (because Dan/Rudy went over $20K and we got a rare R6).

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