WOF Retro Recap: September 23, 2011 — INSTANT BR SHUTOUT ALERT

EPISODE #5465: HOME SWEET HOME

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ U _ / D O _ R / _ S
A _ W _ Y _ / O P E N

Adam & Natalie correctly reply “OUR DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN”. One of these three teams will try to be a hero…

Adam Clark & Natalie Calzuski (bro/sis from L.A.): he’s a store owner and prop guy
Kim Mueller & Russ Weaver (father/daughter from San Diego; orig. from FL): he’s an ordained minister; she’s a newlywed & a Navy defense contractor
Debbie & Ryan Sablan (mother/son): Ryan’s a SDSU student majoring in Criminal Justice who fishes and plays soccer/lacrosse while Debbie’s a Red Cross volunteer

$2K Tossup: PERSON

_ _ _ E E T
P _ R F _ _ _ E R

K & R solve STREET PERFORMER.

Jackpot Round: SONG LYRICS

They pick up that MDW right away w/ two S’s, then they call three T’s for $1,200, five I’s, three H’s for $2,700 more, two E’s and three A’s before BANKRUPTING near the WC to toss aside the MDW and $3,150. Over to the Sablans who fills in a $1K B pair, two D’s for the WC, and two N’s for $1,200. Board, Vanna…

I T ‘ S / A
B E A _ T I _ _ _ / D A _
I N / T H I S
N E I _ H B _ _ H _ _ D

…they solve the late Mr. (Fred) Rogers’ “IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD” for $2,200.

SOLE BANKRUPT: K & R
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,400

Scores after R1
Sablans: $2,200 + WC/A & N: $1K/K & R: $2K

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Round 2: SAME NAME

The Sablans begin w/ a $3,500 N, an A, a $300 D, and two E’s, then they pick a $400 T, two I’s, and two S’s to add $1K, but they and A & N BANKRUPT the same way K & R did, costing the former $4,200. K & R LaT out, so we’re coming right back to the Sablans who FP two O’s to clean out the vowels and pick up the $7,500 bonus w/ three C’s before they look at…

_ O _ S I C _ E / A N D
_ O C _ E _
S T I C _

…they win it w/ POPSICLE AND HOCKEY STICK.

(NOTE: A null cycle was unnecessarily cut out; everybody BANKRUPTED at the start of this round, resulting in the loss of the Sablans’ WC.)

(AIRED BANKRUPTS: 2 (K & R’s competition)
SOLE AIRED LaT: K & R

Scores after R2
Sablans: $9,700/A & N: $1K/K & R: $2K

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Mystery/PP Round: EVENT

First from A & N are a $350 R, two FP E’s, a $900 S, two A’s and I’s, two C’s for $800, and the last vowel of U. But after a $600 T is the other normal BANKRUPT, so $1,900 goes up in smoke. K & R then let Vanna put up a $300 L and two H’s for $1,600…

_ H A L E –
_ A T C H I _ _
C R U I S E

 …they solve WHALE-WATCHING CRUISE worth $1,900 plus a $9K caravan.com TOUR OF CANADA.

SOLE BANKRUPT: A & N (second of the night)

Scores after R3
Sablans: $9,700/A & N: $1K/K & R: $12,900 cash & tour

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$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

G _ _ _ D F A _ H _ R
C _ _ _ _

A & N get GRANDFATHER CLOCK to quadruple their money.

Round 4: SHOW BIZ

After they start w/ a $300 R, speed-up commences w/ the remaining consonants worth $1,900. Once that same team puts up triple L’s…

L _ N _ _ N G / _ _ _
L _ _ _ / R _ L _

…they’re LANDING THE LEAD ROLE in Bonusland w/ another $9,800.

SOLE SPEED-UP DUD: S (Kim & Russ)

FINAL SCORES
Sablans: $9,700/A & N: $13,800/K & R: $12,900 cash & tour

GT: $36,400
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $9,250

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$100K Bonus Round
The E in GAME is landed on again.

Category: PHRASE
Almost 1/2 the letters already…

_ _ _ _ N
_ E _ E R

BVMA’s a pretty good combination (not sure what’s up w/ that M call when it clearly isn’t there)…

_ A B _ N
_ E V E R

…and they’re heroes! Since we avoided getting CABIN FEVER, they’re $30K richer (boo, hiss) and leave w/ $43,800.

MY EP. RATING: 7 out of 10

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4 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: September 23, 2011 — INSTANT BR SHUTOUT ALERT

  1. JP Mackey June 18, 2014 / 5:26 am

    I find these team weeks very strange (except for couples' weeks). Many of the families/teens/friends are from Southern CA. Wonder why that is?

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  2. yohan sur May 7, 2015 / 12:18 pm

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  3. yohan sur May 14, 2015 / 1:39 pm

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  4. yohan sur May 16, 2015 / 12:29 am

    believe it or not, Billocks still top-winning this week, even though BR loss.
    anyway, this episode is tight match and yellow team nice comeback won.
    thank goodness not first BR skunked this time.
    ep.rating : 7

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