WOF Recap: November 14, 2014

EPISODE #6090: BEST FRIENDS WEEK (HAWAII) 

$1K Tossup: PERSON

_ P A R R I N G
_ A R _ _ _ _

Kekama tries to say the answer before buzzing in, but he and Ronnie do solve SPARRING PARTNER. The first half of HI ends w/ these teams…

Ronnie Medeiros & Kekama Akana: both men are in the state’s Army National Guard
Sonya Adams & Jane Greenwood: paramedics
Traci Uchida & Janelle Araki: Janelle is a competitive judo mom

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

D O _ ‘ _
B E / _ _ Y

Traci & Janelle are incorrect w/ “DON’T BE COY”.

D O _ ‘ T
B E / S _ Y

Sonya & Jane then correctly say “DON’T BE SHY”.

Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER

They say an automatic dud of T. Second, T & J hit the MDW’s right side. Third, the men call up three N’s for $2,100, two E’s, a $900 L, and two A’s followed by a $900 R, three M’s for another $2,400 (semi-Same Letter alert) but then the LaT. S & J‘s second turn sees them picking up the WC w/ a G only to lose it right back along w/ the $500 to the same MDW BANKRUPT. T & J then light up an $1,100 Y pairing and an $800 P…

M _ N _ P _ L Y
M _ N E Y
M A N A G E R

 … they solve MONOPOLY MONEY MANAGER to make this match a virtual three-way tie.

SOLE DUD: T (S & J)
SOLE LaT: men
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both female teams)

T & J: $2K/Men: $1K/S & J: $2K

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Mystery Round: CHARACTERS

T & J get started w/ a T for the gift tag but then S for sorry while on the MW near LaT. Second, the men take a FP E, a $550 N, two A’s, a $1,400 D pairing and two O’s before calling twin Y’s while on the other MW. They risk their $1,450 remainder…good call! Following a $1,600 pair of Z’s…

_ O O D Y / A N D
_ _ Z Z / _ _ _ _ T Y E A _

…they ID WOODY AND BUZZ LIGHTYEAR of “Toy Story” fame for $13,050.

SOLE DUD: S (T & J)

T & J: $2K/Men: $14,050/S & J: $2K

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PP/Express Round: PLACE

Our current leaders lead off w/ five T’s for $3,250, buy four E’s and an O, but then BANKRUPT near $650 to lose the $2,750 remainder. Second for S & J are two $900 H’s and two $500 S’s before they try to solve for the lead…

T H _ / _ _ T _
T H _ T / _ O E S _ ‘ T
S _ E E _

…they bank another $2,800 and a pair of trips to THE CITY THAT DOESN’T SLEEP (NYC) at The Roosevelt Hotel worth $12,100.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Men

T & J: $2K/Men: $14,050/S & J: $16,900 cash & NYC

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$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

L A C _ O _ S E
S T _ C _

S & J say the correct answer just after the time’s up signal, so the boys take back the lead w/ a LACROSSE STICK.

Speed-Up Round: WAYD?

It’s a $1,500 Final Spin on this Friday. After Ms. White makes an S appear…

G _ T T _ N G / M _
_ _ _ _ S / _ N / _ / R _ _

S & J are GETTING MY DUCKS IN A ROW for $6K and the win.

SOLE DUD: P (T & J)

FINAL SCORES
T & J: $2K/Men: $17,050/S & J: $22,900 cash & NYC 

GT: $41,950
BANKRUPT TRASH (not counting WC): $3,250

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$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the W for Sonya and her team.

Category: PHRASE
Limited RSTLNE help…

_ _ / _ _ R
_ / _ _ _

Unfortunately, they’re CDMA conservative (and I sticked a fork in them)…

_ _ / _ _ R
A / _ _ _

…and they won’t GO FOR A JOG w/ the $32K.

$5K SPIN ID: TS1803863

MY EP. RATING: 6

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