WOF Recap: September 17, 2014

The first two episodes on this premiere week were shaky, but at least Melanie Hubbard ended last night w/ a $62K+ payoff. BTW, today is the one-yr. anniversary of Paul Atkinson’s “CORNO CURRO CABINET” blunder that caused his MDW to be null and void. Hopefully, we won’t see a similar fate like that. 

EPISODE #6048: TEACHERS WEEK

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

P _ E _ _ E / W A _ T
_ O U R / T _ _ N

To Heidi’s opponents, PLEASE WAIT YOUR TURN after she gets interviewed by Pat..

Heidi Witte: Mother of Sorrows Catholic School reading teacher, co-choir director and fitness club coach from L.A.
Hector Gutierrez: Los Altos HS Special Ed teacher and baseball coach (Pat mistakenly said basketball) from Hacienda Heights, CA; also, his parents watched this show to help them out getting their U.S. citizenship (congrats to them)
Sarah Manchester: Takoma Park MS Math teacher and Math team coach for 17 yrs. from Silver Spring, MD (Pat goofed again w/ Sarah Spring)

$2K Tossup: LIVING THING

E _ _ _ G _ _ E N
_ R _ _ _

Heidi triples up w/ EVERGREEN TREES.

FEATURED TRIP: Hanoi, Vietnam from cheapoair worth $6,500

Round 1: TITLE

She wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near $650. Second, Hector calls up two T’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, buys six E’s, but then gets the exact same fate to lose the plate and $750 almost immediately. Third, Sarah picks up the WC w/ two H’s, and buys three A’s and O’s, followed by three S’s for $1,500, two R’s for the other 1/2 CAR and the final vowel of two I’s. The board…

T H E / _ O _ _ _ E T E
_ O R _ S / O _
_ I _ _ I A _
S H A _ E S _ E A R E

…she IDs “THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE“.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (both H’s)

Hector: $0/Sarah: $2,750 1/2 CAR WC/Heidi: $3K

——————

Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

This is where the $1K bonus could be awarded to be somebody for calling that SL.

First, Hector says an automatic dud of T. Second, Sarah puts up a $650 R, buys three E’s and an I, and lights up a $7K pair of N’s…but her WC usage backfires on her w/ a D request. Third, Heidi gets the same BANKRUPT she got before. Back to Hector who finds two S’s for $1,800, the last vowel of A while on FP…and the SL of four P’s for the Vietnam trip and an additional $3K. We now have…

P E N S
P E N _ I _ S / &
P A P E R

…he gets out some PENS, PENCILS & PAPER for a total of $11,300 cash & trip.

DUDS: T (Hector), D (Sarah) 
SOLE BANKRUPT: Heidi

Hector: $11,300 cash & Vietnam/Sarah: $2,750 1/2 CAR/Heidi: $3K 

—————

PP/Express Round: PLACES

W/ a chance to take the lead, Sarah leads off w/ two S’s for $1,200, six E’s and an A, a $500 T, three I’s and the last vowel of O. Next up are an $800 M, three FP L’s, two $500 P’s, a $550 C (she was this close to picking up a second plate on this spin and last spin), a $650 X, and two R’s for that MDW. Here’s what we have so far…

E X C E P T I O N A L
_ I L _ L I _ E
P R E S E R _ E S

…she’s won another $5,200 and will be visiting some EXCEPTIONAL WILDLIFE PRESERVES during her hotwire.com stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Caisno Punta Cana in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC worth $6,540.

PR! 

Hector: $11,300 cash & Vietnam/Sarah: $14,490 cash & D.R. MDW/Heidi: $3K

——————

$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ I C
O _ _ _ _

Sarah quickly locates THE PACIFIC OCEAN to pad her lead.

Speed-Up Round: THINGS

The Final Spin is set at $1,800. Late in this round, Sarah calls the hot vowel of four A’s, but sill can’t solve for $7,200. Heidi then puts up that W…

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

…she trades in these AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES for $10,800.

DUDS: L (Hector), H (Sarah), M (Hector)

FINAL SCORES
Hector: $11,300 cash & Vietnam/Sarah: $17,490 cash & D.R MDW/Heidi: $13,800

GT: $42,590
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding 1/2 CAR): $750

————–

MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #1
With her kids (Raina and Alden; they’re holding the wedge), husband Dan, and father Paul watching, Sarah spins up the ***.

Category: THING
Good head start…

L _ _ _
L _ _ _ _ T E R

Looks like she knows it already like we do after calling DGHO…

L O _ D  
L _ _ G H T E R

…there will be LOUD LAUGHTER everywhere in this country because…

…SHE JUST BECAME THE PROGRAM’S THIRD MILLIONAIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AFTER THE CONFETTI/STREAMERS RAIN DOWN ON HER, I’M PROUD TO SAY THAT SARAH MANCHESTER IS A WINNER OF $1,017,490 CASH & TRIP — CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! NOW THAT’S THE WAY TO KICK OFF S32!

$5K SPIN ID: DG4662535 

VIDEO BONUS: MILLION DOLLAR WINNER #3 ALREADY!!!

FINAL NOTES
-Pat’s comments right after that $1M announcement were added in post-production
-Jim used the same line like he did w/ Autumn Erhard (“_____, you’ve hit the jackpot w/…”), though captions mistakenly showed “It’s our biggest payday yet”.
-The envelopes were not spread around on the BW in the closing credits and Alden was holding that $1M envelope.

MY EP. RATING: WHAT ELSE — A 10!!!

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “WOF Recap: September 17, 2014

  1. ZMiletich September 18, 2014 / 3:13 am

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    Like

  2. ZMiletich September 18, 2014 / 4:58 am

    Dang, I missed it!!! Are you gonna utter some LOUD LAUGHTER at me for that, Andy?

    Like

  3. Andy Nguyen September 18, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    No, I'm just a little disappointed that you didn't see something huge!

    Like

    • colin roley July 11, 2016 / 1:34 pm

      So There Are Three Of The Women Won $1,000,000 Are Michelle Loewenstein Won A Total Of $1,026,080 On Season 26 Of America’s Game Called Canada Week From Santa Monica CA The Other Autumn Erhard From Laguna Nigual CA Won A Total Of $1,030,340 For Season 30 Of America’s Game Called Celebrating 30 Years And Sarah Manchester From Silver Spring MD Won A Total Of $1,017,490 Of America’s Game Called Teachers Week And We Are So Waiting For A Guy To Win A Million Soon

      Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s