WOF Retro Recap: September 21, 2011

EPISODE #5463: HOME SWEET HOME

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ V _ _ Y B _ _ _ ‘ S
_ E L C _ _ _

Oren says that EVERYBODY’S WELCOME to play the game, so his team’s the first to score among the following panel…

Deanne  & Oren Goodman: Deanne from Carlsbad, CA is a multimedia journalist and online news site worker while Oren from Encinitas is a freelance writer and taking acting classes at community colleges
Mark & Steven DePasquale (brothers): Mark’s a Gonzaga grad student and runner who plays frisbee golf and Marco Polo while Steven from Orange, CA is a student at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 
Ashley & L’aurelle Reid (sisters originally from the West Indies): L’aurelle’s the first member of the family to graduate from UCLA and is an accessory store business owner about to open up her second store while Ashley’s an aspiring medical school student who manages a dermatology front office in Beverly Hills

$2K Tossup: THINGS

_ _ _ L _ H O O D
_ _ _ O R _ _ S

The Goodmans recall their CHILDHOOD MEMORIES to triple up.

Jackpot Round: SHOW BIZ

They say an automatic dud of S. Second, the DePasquales LOSE A TURN. Third, the Reids pick up the $7,500 w/ three R’s, call a $1K pair of R’s while on Jackpot, and buy three E’s, then they follow w/ an H for the WC, five A’s, three N’s for $1,050 more, a $600 W, two O’s, an I and a $900 G. Board now…

N O W / _ _ A _ I N G
A T / A / T H E A T E R
N E A R / _ O _

…they solve “NOW PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU” for $10,050.

SOLE DUD: Goodmans (S)
SOLE LaT: DePasquales
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,650

Scores after R1
Reids: $10,050 + WC/Goodmans: $3K/DePasquales: $0

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PP Round: OCCUPATION

The brothers are up first w/ three R’s for $1,500, an E buy, four S’s for $1,200, a $600 P, and three O’s, then they get an $800 F, two N’s for $700 more, a $350 L, and triple I’s before they see…

P R O F E S S I O N _ L
S _ I / I N S _ R _ _ _ O R

They’ve won their first $4,400 plus an $8K trip to the Whiteface Mountain Resort in LAKE PLACID, NY for a total of $12,400 that round.

PR!

Scores after R2
Reids: $10,050 + WC/Goodmans: $3K/DePasquales: $12,400 cash & skiing

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Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

The Reids are off to a bad start w/ the MDW’s right-side BANKRUPT, so there goes their WC. Second, the Goodmans LaT out. Third, the DePasquales insert two S’s for $600 but then buy a bad vowel in E. After the Reids lose another turn w/ R, the Goodmans FP two I’s, capture two N’s for a grand, but then re-buy the E. Back to the boys who tack on three T’s for $1,200, a $500 L, but then M for mistake. The Reids follow w/ a $3,500 C, but then another baddie of D while on the HomeGoods gift tag. After that, the Goodmans find the SL of four F’s for $1,800 and four A’s…

F A N T A S T I C
F A I T _ F _ L
F A N S

…we the FANTASTIC FAITHFUL FANS applaud them for making the $2,300 solve.

DUDS: E (DePasquales), R (Reids), M (DePasquales), D (Reids)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Reids
SOLE LaT: Goodmans
SOLE DQ: Goodmans’ E repeat

Scores after R3
Reids: $10,050/Goodmans: $5,300/DePasquales: $12,400 cash & skiing

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$3K Tossup: PERSON

_ _ _ _ – I _ – A _ L

I don’t know which of the Goodmans is the KNOW-IT-ALL, but they sweep the Tossups for a new total of $8,300.

Round 4: AROUND THE HOUSE

Their opening letters are a $600 pair of T’s, a $1,050 trio of R’s, three E’s and an A, followed by a $400 P, two L’s for $1,600 extra, but then a bad O purchase and we’re going into Speed-Up Mode…

_ _ L _ E R / _ E R _ _ _ _
P L A T T E R

…w/ a $1,450 Final Spin. Two S’s are then put up…

S _ L _ E R / S E R _ _ _ _
P L A T T E R

…and they’ve won this game w/ $2,900 on a SILVER SERVING PLATTER.

SOLE DUD (just before FS): O (Goodmans)

FINAL SCORES
Reids: $10,050/Goodmans: $8,300/DePasquales: $15,300 cash & skiing

GRAND TOTAL: $33,650
BANKRUPT TRASH: just the WC

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$100K Bonus Round
Our losing streak so far is an unlucky seven dating back to last season. Let’s hope those boys can really gets us back on the right track. They land on the **.

Category: THING
For starters…

_ R _ _ _ E _
S _ _ _ _ _

They quickly go w/ CHDA…

C R _ _ D E D
S _ _ _ A _

…this should’ve been under PLACE and they only get the first word because of that fact. Lost in this CROWDED SUBWAY was…

$100K — THEY’RE THE FIRST SUCH LOSERS THIS SEASON; IT’S ALSO THE SECOND SEASON IN A ROW THAT WE HAVE A GRAND PRIZE LOSS ON THIS PARTICULAR DAY OF THE YEAR. DARN.

MY EP. RATING: 4 out of 10

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One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: September 21, 2011

  1. JP Mackey June 17, 2014 / 3:52 am

    So far this week was NOT been a good one to start S29…

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