Week 37 Stats

Good thing that man w/ the same first name as me saved us from what has been a BORING week.

Total this Week: $199,278
Total for the Season: $10,891,284
BR Win Record: 66-119 (.357)
Total Car Wins: 28
-1/2 Car: 25 (13 Ford Fiestas, 11 Nissa Versa Note Ss, 1 Chevy Spark)
-BR Car: 3 (Chevy Camaro, BMW x3, VW Beetle Conv.)
Prize Wedge Wins: 48
Gift Tag Wins: 52
Mystery Wedge Wins: 16
Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 66-21
MW was $10K-Bankrupt: 33-33
$10K MW was next to LaT: 33
$10K MW was next to $800: 49
Express was Played-Passed: 36-4
-Successes: 20
-Crashes: 16
Wild Card Usages
-Maingame: 9 (7 on $3,500, 1 on $900, 1 on $5,000)
-BR: 22
FP Vowels/Consonants/Solves: 130/76/0
5-Round Games: 46
6-Round Games: 4
Gooseegg Victims: 42
Red Winners: 62
Yellow Winners: 69
Blue Winners: 54
This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $31,300* / 1 WC / 2 ½ CAR  
Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $1,252,513 * / 58 WC / 60 ½ CAR / 13 MDW

Biggest Bankrupt: $20,625* (Jan. 8), $20,600* (Sept. 16), $19,590 * (May 6)   
Season-Worst Bankrupt Trashes for One Night: $49,175* (Jan 8.), $29,625* (April 3), $27,980* (March 10)
Top 3 Winning Totals: $1,017,490 (Sept. 17), $130,565 (Feb. 23), $100,623 (Jan. 29)
Bottom 3 Winning Totals: $12,400 (Feb. 16), $11,000 (Sept. 19), $10,950 (Apr. 29)
Highest Maingame Winnings: $93,892 (Dec. 26), $83,743 (Jan. 29), $77,978 (Jan. 27)
Season-High Week: $1,200,274 (Teachers Week)  
Season-Low Week: $171,789 (Disney Sand & Shore Wk.)

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 3
$1M Bonus Rounds: 16

$32K: 49/134
$40K: 4/14
$45K: 7/17
$50K: 1/6
$100K (or $1M): 2/7 (one of each win, four $100K losses and one $1M loss) 
CAR: 3/7

* includes prizes


WoF Recap: May 29, 2015


$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ C E / C _ _ A M
_ _ _ N D

Lizzy scores first w/ an ICE CREAM STAND. We end the month w/ these players…

Lizzy Encarnacao: 1st Grade teacher at Kalihi-Kay ES and volunteer docent from Kailua-Kona (orig. from MA)
Josiah Trager: trial attorney from Southlake, TX (orig. from Brooklyn)
Kendra Dupree: call center supervisor from Tucson (orig. from Wilmington, DE)

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

_ O _ / _ O _ K
_ Y / W O _ L _

Lizzy says “YOU ROCK MY WORLD” to triple up.

FEATURED CARAVAN.COM TOUR: Canadian Rockies/Glacier Ntl. Park

Round 1: EVENT

Both her and Josiah instantly BANKRUPT (former on the MDW’s left side, latter near $650). Third in line, Kendra calls out two T’s for $1,400, two A’s, a FP E, and a $1,400 N double. But after her buy of two O’s, she strikes out w/ M. Lizzy then lights up two $900 G’s, and an F for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900…

G O _ N G / O N / A
F _ _ _ T / _ A T E

…she’ll be GOING ON A FIRST DATE w/ another $2,300 in her pockets.

SOLE DUD: M (Kendra)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Lizzy and Josiah)

Lizzy: $5,300 1/2 CAR/Others: $0 each


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Josiah leads off w/ three T’s while on the MW near $800 and finds under there…$$$! Next up are three N’s for the 1/2 CAR on the blue $550 (that’s the second Fri. in a row we’ve seen the crew make this mistake), the three good vowels that isn’t an O or a U, two $900 G’s, a $700 S…but then the same MDW BANKRUPT to burn up $15,250 and his plate. Moving on to Kendra who says three $900 R’s, but then C for crud. Lizzy then picks up a $1,600 H pair, a $700 F, and a P for the Canada tour…

D O N ‘ T / P _ A _
_ I T H / F I R E –
_ R E A T H I N G

…she wins another $8,800 cash & tour w/ “DON’T PLAY WITH FIRE-BREATHING DRAGONS”.

SOLE DUD: C (Kendra)

Lizzy: $14,100 cash & Canada 1/2 CAR/Others: $0 each


PP/Express Round: THING

Kendra first FPs two A’s, but then duds out w/ M. Second, Lizzy gets her second 1/2 CAR from the same spot, buys two O’s and E’s, but then says an unfortunate dud of S while on TD. Third, Josiah picks a $700 D, the other two vowels, and a $1K pair of R’s before he BANKRUPTs next to $650 to lose $1,200 that time. Kendra then finds an F while on EXPRESS and GOES ABOARD…

Next Choices: V…3 N’s…2 G’s

A / _ O N G I N G
F O R / A D V E N T U R E

…why she didn’t go for the last consonant is beyond me, but she has A LONGING FOR ADVENTURE to win a Funjet Vacation to the RIU Bambu in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC worth its cash equivalent ($7K).

DUDS: M (Kendra), S (Lizzy)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Josiah (his third one of the game)

Lizzy: $14,100 cash & Canada/Josiah: ROTTEN LUCK/Kendra: $14K cash & D.R.



_ _ _ / _ O O _ I E S

Josiah’s finally off the gooseegg bench w/ “THE GOONIES” (FYI, a hit song by Cyndi Lauper is featured in that movie).

Speed-Up Round: SHOW BIZ 

$1,900 per consonant here. After two D’s show their faces…

_ _ N _ _ R _
_ N D / D _ N C _ R _

Josiah makes the $9,500 solve of SINGERS AND DANCERSbut if he he had chosen the S’s, he would’ve won by just a mere $300.

DUDS: T (Josiah), M (Kendra), L (Kendra)

Lizzy: $14,100 cash & Canada/Josiah: $12,500/Kendra: $14K cash & D.R.

You see Kendra? Not going all the way on EXPRESS just cost you the game.

GT: $40,600
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate not included): $16,450


$100K Bonus Round
Lizzy takes the BW to the I of WIN.

Category: THING
A pair of something to start…

_ L _ _ _ L
_ _ _

HDFU sounds like a bad idea to us (partly because of those last two picks)…and NONE of them are up there, so GAME OVER. The winning answer for $32K was GLOBAL MAP.

$5K SPIN ID: CB9341564


WoF Recap: May 28, 2015


$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

C H _ R _ _ E S
_ _ B I _ _ _

Florence has the right answer of CHERRIES JUBILEE, but it’s Maylin who beats her to the punch on that. Anyway, the lowdown on everybody this evening… 

Maylin Falke: runner who has “WHEEL” toenails from Folsom, CA
Florence Warren: retired systems analyst & hospital volunteer who wants to use her winnings towards launching a product from Selden, NY
Andy Walsh: 8th Grade Math teacher at Westwood MS who plays woodwinds from Fridley, MN


_ R E A _ _ V E
D _ R E _ _ O _


FEATURED TRIP: that Chongwe Safari in Zambia worth $9K

Round 1: WAYD?

Off he goes w/ four N’s for $2,800, two G’s for the TravelSmith gift tag, two $600 D’s, but then the sole dud vowel of A. Second, both ladies BANKRUPT back-to-back (Maylin near TD, Florence near the other one), so we’re quickly back to Andy. He inserts an $1,800 pair of R’s, four E’s, an O and three I’s, and two FP T’s, then we see…

G I _ I N G / I T
O N E / _ _ N D R E D
_ E R _ E N T

…him GIVING IT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT for $7,800 cash & GT.

SOLE DUD: A (Andy)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Andy: $9,800 cash & GT/Maylin: $1K/Florence: $0


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Maylin’s findings are a $900 T, an E, a $900 S, but the A proves to be the sole dud vowel for the second round in a row. Second, Florence gets the same BANKRUPT she got before. Third, Andy rattles off two $900 R’s, the leftover vowels, a FP F, and three H’s while on the MW near LaT before he risks $1,550…$$$

_ H O T O
F I _ I S H
_ O U R / H O _ E _ O R _

…and he says “PHOTO FINISH YOUR HOMEWORK” for $11,550.

SOLE DUD: A (Maylin)

Andy: $21,350 cash & GT/Maylin: $1K/Florence: ZERO


PP/Express Round: PHRASE

The scoreless Florence starts w/ a $1,300 pair of T’s and an N while on EXPRESS before she HOPS ABOARD…only to bomb out right away w/ an M call. Second, Andy strikes out on w/ S while he’s on the WC. Third, Maylin has the same fate w/ an R request. Florence restarts w/ three L’s for $2,400, two I’s and an O, but then the LaT. Andy follows w/ triple FP E’s, a $700 Y, a $650 F, the rest of the vowel shop (in pairs), a B for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to take away his plate and $1,350…

E _ _ E _ T I O N A L L Y

…and Maylin wins a trip to an EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL resort — the St. James’s Club ANTIGUA worth $7,360.

NON-BANKRUPT DUDS: S (Andy), R (Maylin)

Andy: $21,350 cash & GT/Maylin: $8,360 cash & trip/Florence: TERRIBLE SHAPE


$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

_ _ _ K – _ N
P _ R _

Andy doesn’t know it.

_ A L K – O N
P _ R _

Maylin’s in five figure territory w/ a WALK-ON PART.

Speed-Up Round: THING

$1,600’s the consonant payoff. After a D is said late in this round…

R _ M A N T _ C
M _ L _ D _

Maylin stumbles a bit after saying ROMANTIC MALADY, but she then barely makes it in w/ ROMANTIC MELODY for another $6,400.  

DUDS: S (Maylin), G (Florence)

Andy: $21,350 cash & GT/Maylin: $18,760 cash & trip/Florence: HL $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $41,110
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate disregarded): $3,650


$100K Bonus Round
Mr. Walsh (not related to former “America’s Most Wanted” host John) spins up the S of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
Almost 1/2 the answer already…

S T R _ _ E _
_ _ N _ N _

GDPI are all up there…

_ _ N I N G

the losing streak is finally over, because he nails STRIPED AWNING for the $32K (I understood Pat that the lack of the A might’ve tripped him up) and a final total of $53,350 cash & GT.

$5K SPIN ID: KS3131550


WoF Recap: May 27, 2015


$1K Tossup: EVENT

_ P O N _ A N E O _ S
R O _ _ / T R _ P

Danelle solves SPONTANEOUS ROAD TRIP, and we go from left to right in interviewing them…

Danelle Christian: pharmacist from Lee’s Summit, MO
John Napotnik: YMCA worker who has NO sense of smell from Camarillo, CA
Jill Roseblatt: soccer mom and server from Farmingville, NY

$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

C A S _ / I _ / _ H E
L E A D / _ O _ E

John’s been CAST IN THE LEAD ROLE of spinning.

FEATURED TRIP: paris.BUZZ worth $7,550

We get a shot of Jim replying to Pat that he doesn’t have his very own website.

Round 1: PHRASE

The letter search begins w/ him calling two T’s for $1,400, two $600 R’s, two $550 S’s, two E’s and three O’s, then he…

T _ O ‘ S
_ O _ _ _ _ _
T _ R E E ‘ S
_ / _ R O _ _

…solves TWO’S COMPANY, THREE’S A CROWD for $3,200 and a new total of $5,200.



Mystery Round: SAME NAME

Jill first FPs an E, calls up a $900 T, but then buys a bad vowel in A. Second, Danelle picks up the BedandBreakfast.com gift tag w/ an S, buys three O’s, but then BANKRUPTs near TD to lose $1,250 cash & gift tag. Third, John strikes out w/ R while on the MW near $800. Jill resumes her play w/ two $800 C’s, two I’s to finish off the vowels, and three O’s for $2,100 before she…

P O P S I C _ E / &
P O _ O
S T I C _

…is off by a letter w/ POPSICLE & POLO STICK, likely costing her $4,100. Danelle then puts up the $700 L and FP G…

P O P S I C L E / &
S T I C _

…she solves POPSICLE & POGO STICK for the 12 Benjamins and is up to $2,200.

DUDS: A (Jill), R (John)
SOLE DQ: Jill’s one-letter missolve


PP/Express Round: THING

Danelle’s initial choices are an R for the WC, two E’s, two $550 N’s, and three A’s, before the L takes away her turn. Second, John fills in two C’s for $1,800, buys two O’s…

_ A N O R A _ _ C
O C E A N / _ _ E _

…and he makes the $1,550 solve and a trip to a place where he’ll get a PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEW — the Si Como No Resort in COSTA RICA worth $6,928.

SOLE DUD: L (Danelle)

Danelle: $2,200 WC/John: $13,678 cash & trip/Jill: BAD SHAPE


$3K Tossup: WAYD?

_ _ _ _ H _ N _ / F _ R
_ H _ / _ T A _ S

Jill doesn’t know it, while Danelle’s REACHING FOR THE STARS.


Her next letters are three $500 T’s, four E’s, three $700 H’s, and two $600 R’s…

T H E / T H E _ R _ / _ _
E _ E R _ T H _ _ _

…she IDs “THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING” for $4,550.

PR #2

Danelle: $9,750 WC/John: $13,678 cash & trip/Jill: SCORELESS


Round 5: FOOD & DRINK

At the start, both J’s miss w/ T and R, respectively. Danelle thirdly lights up a $700 S, buys two A’s, but can’t find any N’s. After John says another baddie of L, Jill gets up there two $900 C’s, six E’s, and two $900 H’s before she…

H _ _ E _ A _ E
C H E E S E C A _ E

…finally wins her first $3,350 w/ some HOMEMADE CHEESECAKE.

DUDS: T (John), R (Jill), N (Danelle), L (John)

Danelle: $9,750 WC/John: $13,678 cash & trip/Jill: $3,350


Speed-Up Round: THING

$1,500 per consonant here. After Danelle calls the last remaining consonant of G…

_ D _ C _ T _ D
G _ _ S S

…she makes a good ($3K) EDUCATED GUESS, but that’s still not enough to win the game. 

DUDS: R (Danelle), L (Jill), N (John)

Danelle: $12,750/John: $13,678 cash & trip/Jill: $3,350

GT: $29,778
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,250 cash & GT


$100K Bonus Round
That man lands on the second A of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
1/3 of the answer to start…

_ N / _ L _
_ _ T _

I like his chances after he calls DMWO…

_ N / O L D
M _ T _

…but he still BLOWS IT w/ AN OLD MATE, AN OLD MATH and AN OLD MATCH. It was AN OLD MYTH, and he doesn’t win $32K. That means the losing streak is now in double-digit territory again. Also, we’ve gone 100 straight episodes without landing on a car envelope.
$5K SPIN ID: JA9705945


WoF Recap: May 26, 2015


$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ H _ / _ _ N N _ R ‘ S
C _ R _ L _

Andrew’s hoping to get to THE WINNER’S CIRCLE at the expense of these ladies…

Andrew Peden: paramedic and Krav Maga teacher from Goshen, NY
Shayla Pore: from Southfield, MI
April Moses: insurance broker who’s ran several half-marathons from Moorpark, CA


_ T H _ _ / _ A W _ E


FEATURED INTREPID TRIP: Southern Morocco worth $7,500
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: TravelSmith

Round 1: PHRASE

She gets going w/ an $1,800 pair of T’s, an A, but then the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Andrew calls out two R’s for his own $1,800, four E’s, and double S’s and three N’s at $700 a pop… 

T _ E R E ‘ S / A
N E _ / S _ E R _ _ _
_ N / T _ _ N

…he replies “THERE’S A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN” for $5,050.


Shayla: $0/April: $2K/Andrew: $6,050


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Andrew first says three R’s while on the MW near $800 and that flip is worth…NOTHING. Shayla secondly uncovers two S’s for $1,400, three $1K N’s, three E’s and an I. But after a $2,700 trio of T’s is the other normal BANKRUPT to take away $6,600. April thirdly rattles off a $700 C, a FP G, and a $700 P…

C _ _ R T
S T E N _ G R _ P _ E R

…she solves TENNIS COURT STENOGRAPHER for $1,900.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Andrew and Shayla)

Shayla: NADA/April: $3,900/Andrew: $6,050

Repeating BP Flashback: THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX


PP/Express Round: THINGS

Shayla gets that MDW right away w/ four S’s, plugs in a $500 T, but then buys the sole dud vowel of E. Coming April’s way second are a $600 N, an A and three I’s, a $900 W, a $550 M, and the leftover vowels, then we have…

S W I M S U I T S / A N _
_ _ I _ – _ _ O _ S

…she needs to bring some SWIMSUITS AND FLIP-FLOPS, because she’s won $1,050 plus that $6K Costa CARIBBEAN CRUISE.

SOLE DUD: E (Shayla)

Shayla: NIL/April: $10,950 cash & cruise/Andrew: $6,050  



_ A S T _ R
C _ _ _

This MASTER CHEF cooks up some more dough for April.

Round 4: SHOW BIZ

Her first call of T is no good. Second for Andrew are a $650 N, two A’s, a $650 D, but then the LaT. Down Shayla’s path third are three $900 S’s, five E’s and an I, a $700 R, but then C for crud. April then picks a $1K M pair, a $650 K, and an O…

M O _ I E / R E M A K E S
A N D / S E _ _ E _ S

…she solves  MOVIE REMAKES AND SEQUELS for $1,400

DUDS: T (April), C (Shayla)
SOLE LaT: Andrew

Shayla: NIL/April: $15,350 cash & cruise/Andrew: $6,050

Round 5: EVENT

Andrew lands on TD right away, but can’t cash in w/ a dud of R. Shayla has the same fate w/ an S call. Moving on to April who puts in $800 N and L singles, buys an A and three E’s, but we hear the S-U bells…

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

…and the remaining consonants are worth $1,600 apiece. 

_ _ L _ D A _
_ E E _ E N D

…after we’ve spent our HOLIDAY WEEKEND, April has added another $4,300 worth of icing.

DUDS (before FS): R (Andrew), S (Shayla)

Shayla: $1K GOOSEEGG/April: $19,650 cash & cruise/Andrew: $6,050

GT: $26,700


$100K Bonus Round
The * space is where that BW stops this evening.

Category: PHRASE
Not much RSTLNE help…

_ _ _ T / _
_ _ S _ _ _ _ _

CDHA adds besides the obvious on the top line…

_ H A T / A
_ _ S _ _ _ D _

should’ve gone for BGHO — the right one for $32K was WHAT A BUSYBODY.

$5K SPIN ID: DN0694763


WoF Recap: May 25, 2015

On this Memorial Day, we begin “Wish You Were Here” week. And this was taped before last week’s BR SHUTOUT, so I think something big will happen. 


$1K Tossup: WAYD?

T _ I N G _ S / O F F

We’re KICKING THINGS OFF w/ Morgan making the solve and getting interviewed first…

Morgan Doria: speech language pathologist who enjoys collecting antiques (especially automobiles that they restore) and donating her hair from NY
Trent Lorenzen: mortgage consultant for a large bank from Brooklyn Park, MN
Michelle Ferrier: worker at a resort on Big Island from Kailua-Kona

$2K Tossup: THING

S _ _ _ _ / A _ M Y
_ N _ _ E

Trent gets out a SWISS ARMY KNIFE.

FEATURED $6K TRIP: Ireland from Aer Lingus
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: BedandBreakfast.com
1/2 CAR: Fiesta


His openers are a $1,400 pair of N’s, but then a bad O buy. Second, Michelle calls up a $900 T, two E’s, a TD H, four A’s, and two I’s to clean out the vowels. Following twin D’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900…

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

…she’s “BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN” just like the late Gene Autry and she’s on the board w/ $3,650.

SOLE DUD: O (Trent)

Michelle: $3,650 1/2 CAR/Morgan: $1K/Trent: $2K


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Michelle first shouts out two $600 N’s, two I’s, but then A for awful. Second, Morgan BANKRUPTs next to TD. Third, Trent takes two T’s for $1,800, an E, but then S for sorry. Michelle resumes her play w/ two P’s for $1,100, the last vowel of O, a $650 R, a K for the BaB gift tag, but then a critical LaT landing. Morgan then lights up the two Y’s for $1,400, and an L to go to $2,050…

P R E T T Y / I N
_ L O Y _


DUDS: A (Michelle), S (Trent)
SOLE LaT: Michelle

Michelle: $3,650 1/2 CAR/Morgan: $3,050/Trent: $2K 


PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK

Morgan starts this crucial round w/ two R’s for $1,800, two O’s and an A, as well as two T’s for the WC. But after her buys of two I’s and an E is the other normal BANKRUPT to take away the WC and the amount she started w/. Second, Trent LaTs out. Third, Michelle finds a $900 N, a U, and two F’s for the MDW after which she says a $500 Z, a $700 Y, but then a CRITICAL DUD of D. Morgan then SPINGLES for a $550 L…

F R O Z E N / F R U I T Y
_ O _ _ T A I L _

…she’ll enjoy these FROZEN FRUITY COCKTAILS at The Crane in BARBADOS worth $8,490.

SOLE DUD: D (Michelle)
SOLE LaT: Trent

Michelle: $3,650/Morgan: $12,040 cash & trip/Trent: $2K  


$3K Tossup: PHRASE

_ I _ D / A N D
_ _ _ _ L Y

Morgan doesn’t know the last word.

_ I L D / A N D
_ O O L L Y

Michelle capitalizes w/ WILD AND WOOLLY.

Round 4: PLACE

The letter selections by this lady are a $1K pair of R’s, four E’s, a $700 L, two A’s to wipe out the vowel shop, and a $1,200 pair of C’s…

C _ E E R L E A _ E R
C A _ _

…she solves CHEERLEADER CAMP for $2,400.


Michelle: $9,050/Morgan: $12,040 cash & trip/Trent: $2K

Round 5: EVENT

First up for Morgan are a $500 T, two A’s, but then S for sorry and we go into S-U Mode…

A / _ _ _ _ _ _ T _
_ A _ _ _ _ _ _

…w/ the remaining consonants worth $1,500. Late in this round, Morgan gets the two M’s up there, but doesn’t know the last word. A dud of G and a K later…

A / C _ M P L _ T _
M A K _ _ _ _ R

Michelle could be getting A COMPLETE MAKEOVER, because she’s won the game w/ another $6K.

DUDS DURING S-U: N (Trent), H (Trent), D (Morgan), B (Trent), G (Trent)

Michelle: $15,050/Morgan: $12,040 cash & trip/Trent: $2K

(NOTE: They left out $500 off Michelle’s total.)

GT: $29,090
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC not included): $1,800


$100K Bonus Round
The next-to-last vehicle offered this season is a Nissan JUKE. Michelle doesn’t have anybody w/ her, but she spins the second A.

Category: PHRASE
The starter(s)…

S _ _ _ _ _ N _
_ _ _ N

DPMI guarantees at least a letter…

S _ _ _ P I N _
D _ _ N

…but she only gets the second word, and a near-quadrupler ($45K, that is) won’t be SWOOPING DOWN on her.

$5K SPIN ID: JR6312274


Week 36 Stats

The only good thing about this week is those 1/2 CAR wins on Monday and tonight, which helped us get over the $200K mark.

Total this Week: $218,019
Total for the Season: $10,692,006
BR Win Record: 65-115 (.361)
Total Car Wins: 28
-1/2 Car: 25 (13 Ford Fiestas, 11 Nissa Versa Note Ss, 1 Chevy Spark)
-BR Car: 3 (Chevy Camaro, BMW x3, VW Beetle Conv.)
Prize Wedge Wins: 48
Gift Tag Wins: 51
Mystery Wedge Wins: 15
Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 63-21
MW was $10K-Bankrupt: 31-32
$10K MW was next to LaT: 31
$10K MW was next to $800: 48
Express was Played-Passed: 34-4
-Successes: 19
-Crashes: 15
Wild Card Usages
-Maingame: 9 (7 on $3,500, 1 on $900, 1 on $5,000)
-BR: 22
FP Vowels/Consonants/Solves: 126/72/0
5-Round Games: 44
6-Round Games: 3
Gooseegg Victims: 40
Red Winners: 59
Yellow Winners: 67
Blue Winners: 54
This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $51,450 / 2 WC / 1 ½ CAR  
Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $1,221,213 * / 57 WC / 58 ½ CAR / 13 MDW

Biggest Bankrupt: $20,625* (Jan. 8), $20,600* (Sept. 16), $19,590 * (May 6)   
Season-Worst Bankrupt Trashes for One Night: $49,175* (Jan 8.), $29,625* (April 3), $27,980* (March 10)
Top 3 Winning Totals: $1,017,490 (Sept. 17), $130,565 (Feb. 23), $100,623 (Jan. 29)
Bottom 3 Winning Totals: $12,400 (Feb. 16), $11,000 (Sept. 19), $10,950 (Apr. 29)
Highest Maingame Winnings: $93,892 (Dec. 26), $83,743 (Jan. 29), $77,978 (Jan. 27)
Season-High Week: $1,200,274 (Teachers Week)  
Season-Low Week: $171,789 (Disney Sand & Shore Wk.)

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 3
$1M Bonus Rounds: 16

$32K: 48/130
$40K: 4/14
$45K: 7/16
$50K: 1/6
$100K (or $1M): 2/7 (one of each win, four $100K losses and one $1M loss) 
CAR: 3/7

* includes prizes

WoF Recap: May 22, 2015 — BR SHUTOUT ALERT #3


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ H E / _ _ R S T
T _ M _ / _ _ _ _

The studio audience is laughing when Sarah says on-air that she doesn’t know the last word. 

_ H E / _ _ R S T
T _ M _ / E V _ _

Lizzette realizes that this is NOT THE FIRST TIME EVER that we’ve been shutout in Bonusland for a week of shows. Trying to stop this threat are…

Lizzette Colon: iSchool guidance counselor and Blue Hill Troupe member from Queens, NY
Sarah Walker: substitute teacher who’s planning to move to CA to get into TV/screenwriting from Lakeland, FL
Andrew Holick: pharmacy tech from Tucson, AZ

$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME

T _ E / _ _ _ _
_ _ T H / _ H _ / M O S T

Sarah knows that Pat is THE HOST WITH THE MOST. 

FEATURED TRIP: Costa Mediterranean Cruise worth $6,500

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

She wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Andrew calls out a $650 T, two E’s, a $650 H, but then a bad vowel in A. Third, Lizzette finds two N’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, two TD L’s, an I and three O’s to clean out the vowels, but she’s been cleaned out herself to the tune of $5,500 and her plate by the BANKRUPT near $650. Sarah then picks up the cruise w/ two R’s…

_ R I L L E _
_ O R N / O N
T H E / _ O _

…she’s gonna be eating some GRILLED CORN ON THE COB while on that ship, so she’s won another $7,500 cash & cruise.

SOLE DUD: A (Andrew)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Sarah: $9,500 cash & cruise/Andrew: $0/Lizzette: $1K


Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ

Andrew’s first call of a T is a no-no. Second, Lizzette picks four N’s for $3,200, three E’s, and S for the Omaha Steaks gift tag, two I’s, three $800 R’s and three O’s…

O S _ _ R / _ I N N E R
_ _ _ I _ N N E / _ O O R E

…she IDs OSCAR WINNER JULIANNE MOORE for $6,350 cash & food.

SOLE DUD: T (Andrew)

Sarah: $9,500 cash & cruise/Andrew: ZERO/Lizzette: $7,350 cash & steaks


PP/Express Round: PLACES

Lizzette leads off w/ a $1,300 T double, five E’s, but then N for negative while on EXPRESS. Sarah secondly gets two R’s for the 1/2 CAR on the blue $550 (why was it placed there instead of that green $500 next door?), an A, an S for the other 1/2 CAR, and a U, then we look at…

_ _ _ T U R E –
_ E R _ E _ T
_ E A _ _ E S

…oh, that somebody on the crew just gave away a car to this lady — she just won $15,975 cash & Versa plus a trip to the PICTURE-PERFECT BEACHES of JAMAICA (The Oasis at Sunset) worth $9,394!

SOLE DUD: N (Lizzette)

Sarah: $34,869 cash & prizes/Andrew: ZIP/Lizzette: $7,350 cash & steaks 


$3K Tossup: THING

_ _ R A T E / _ H _ P

Sarah thinks it’s a KARATE CHOPnope

P _ R A T E / S H _ P

Lizzette’s in five figures w/ PIRATE SHIP.

Round 4: WAYD?

Here she goes w/ a FP I, a $700 N, two E’s, the obvious $700 G, two $500 T’s, and two O’s, followed by an $800 R, a $600 S, but then the S-U signal…

S _ _ R O _ _ E T I N G
T O / _ _ _ E

…and the leftover consonants are worth $1,500. Following an intact null cycle, Vanna puts up the M but Lizzette blows the solve w/ SKYROCKETING TO HOME, not realizing the H was a dud. Sarah then buys the A for free instead of picking the K’s…

S _ _ R O _ _ E T I N G
T O / _ A M E

…she’s SKYROCKETING TO FAME for the house minimum.

DUDS (after final bells): L (Lizzette), D (Sarah), H (Andrew)

Sarah: $35,869 cash & prizes/Andrew: $1K GOOSEEGG/Lizzette: $10,350 cash & steaks  

GT: $47,219
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $5,500


$100K Bonus Round
Sarah spins up that P.

Category: THING
She needs some help in the top word…

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

GPBI adds besides the obvious two on the bottom…

_ _ E R _ E _ _
L I G _ T

nothing at all, so she doesn’t turn on this OVERHEAD LIGHT for $32K and we have our third (and hopefully final) BR shutout of the season.
$5K SPIN ID: VN8484631


WoF Recap: May 21, 2015


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

B R _ _ H T
A _ _ / _ _ _ _ Y

Bridget is BRIGHT AND SUNNY, so let’s meet her first…

Bridget Barry: international nonprofit worker from Brooklyn (orig. from Grayslake, IL)
Quikton Sloan: barber stylist an American Legion Post 211 volunteer from Lompoc, CA
Sarah Wilson: Harvest Home exec. director from L.A. (orig. from Denver)

$2K Tossup: SONG TITLE

M A G _ _ / C _ R _ E T
_ I _ E

Sarah IDs the Steppenwolf hit “MAGIC CARPET RIDE”.

FEATURED TRIP: sydney.BUZZ worth $8,500

Round 1: SHOW BIZ

Her first letter selections are three T’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, an E, two R’s for that WC, a FP N, and a single A, followed by a C for the LUGGAGEPOINT gift tag, two O’s, two $800 S’s, a $600 B, and two $900 P’s. We now have…

S _ P P O R T _ N _

…she solves the OSCAR category of BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR for $7,750 cash & luggage.


Quikton: $0/Sarah: $9,950 cash & luggage WC 1/2 CAR/Bridget: $1K


Mystery Round: SAME NAME

Bridget leads off w/ a $500 T, two $900 N’s, two A’s, two D’s for the other 1/2 CAR, double I’s, and the last vowel of O. She follows w/ a $700 S, two C’s for that Australia trip, two $700 P’s, but then a PAINFUL LaT to leave $14,150 cash & trip on the table. Quikton then SPINGLES for the $500 L…

P I C N I C / A N D
_ A L D

…and doubles his money w/ PICNIC AND BALD SPOT.


Quikton: $1K/Sarah: $9,950 cash & luggage WC 1/2 CAR/Bridget: $1K

Repeating BP Flashback of the Night: DOORKNOB


PP/Express Round: EVENT

First up for that man next to Pat are two T’s for $1,800, five A’s, two $500 N’s, a $600 L, and a single E, but an M call takes away his turn. Sarah then takes double H’s while on EXPRESS and HOPS ON.

Next Choices: 3 U’s…C…and the last consonant of W

A U T H E N T _ C
H A W A _ _ A N / L U A U

She’s won another $3,750 and will enjoy an AUTHENTIC HAWAIIAN LUAU on her trip to the Napili Kai Beach Resort in MAUI worth $6,600.


Quikton: $1K/Sarah: $20,300 cash & prizes WC/Bridget: $1K



_ _ _ _ _
K N I _ _ _ _ E Y


Round 4: THING

Her choices in this go-around are a $500 T, four E’s, three TD N’s (Pat didn’t prompt her), and an A before the BANKRUPT near $650 forces her to give up $15K and her WC. Bridget secondly says a dud of R. Third for Quikton are two $900 L’s, an $800 C, a $700 X, but then a bad O buy. Sarah restarts w/ a $500 S, but then buys the other bad vowel of this board (U). After Bridget misses again w/ a D, Quikton lights up double P’s for a grand…

P E N _ A N S _ _ P

…I dunno if he has EXCELLENT PENMANSHIP, but he’s won another $4,050.

DUDS: R (Bridget), O (Quikton), U (Sarah), D (Bridget)

Quikton: $5,050/Sarah: $23,300 cash & prizes/Bridget: $1K


Speed-Up Round: FUN & GAMES

$1,900 per consonant here. After a D pops up late in this round, Quikton blows the first word w/ STARTING SECOND BASE. Sarah then requests the B…

S T E _ _ _ N G
S E _ _ N D / B _ S E


DUDS: P (Quikton), R (Sarah), M (Quikton), J (Quikton), H (Sarah)

Very odd calls by that man, that’s for sure.

Quikton: $5,050/Sarah: $30,900 cash & prizes/Bridget: $1K 

GT: $36,950
BANKRUPT TRASH: Sarah’s $15K and WC


$100K Bonus Round
The S in SPIN is where Sarah stops on.

Category: PHRASE
The last letter of this one-liner is…

_ _ _ _ / _ _ T

PHGO gives her nothing but three of the hot vowel…

_ O O _ / O _ T

…she BLOWS IT w/ LOOK OUT and BOOK OUT. She will not ZOOM OUT of SPS w/ the $32K. 

$5K SPIN ID: PC0629497


WoF Recap: May 20, 2015

Just to let you know, my buddy Bobby McBride has turned his blog into a Google+ blog and it’s now accessible to any Google+ users like myself. Problem is, the trolls whatever111 and Michael Taylor are still here so you should click the flag button next to their posts and report them for whatever problem they are causing.


$1K Tossup: THING

_ _ _ / _ O N _ H
_ _ / _ U _ _

Dana takes a stab w/ THE MONTH OF JULYbut that’s wrong.

_ H E / M O N T H
_ F / J U _ _

We’re almost into THE MONTH OF JUNE, and Matthew has the right answer. Time to meet ’em now…

Matthew Goldman: buyer for an insurance co. from Portland, OR (he’s had a secret desire to be a GS host)
Pam Baker: litigation assistant at a law firm in Century City (she also does taekwondo) from Inglewood, CA
Dana Wenturine: MRI tech and ballroom dancer from Chesterfield, MI

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

T _ A _ ‘ S / _
_ R E A _ / _ _ _ A

Dana, THAT’S A GREAT IDEA, and you’re on the board this time.

FEATURED COLLETTE TRIP: French Riviera and Paris worth $11,396

Round 1: WAYD?

She starts us off w/ four N’s for $2,600, three I’s, a $900 G, two E’s and a pair of A’s, followed by three $700 R’s, the other two vowels, double D’s for $1,400 more, a $900 W, but then a possibly fatal dud of T to likely cost her $6,650. Matthew doesn’t capitalize on that error because of a LaT landing. Over to Pam who puts in a $600 S, a $900 L, but then a baddie of M. That gives Dana another chance…but NOT for long, because she squanders her turn w/ the H. Matthew then inserts the last consonant of two C’s for the French trip…

A R O U N D / I N

…and he’ll be doing said puzzle solution to win $12,396 cash & tour that round.

DUDS: T (Dana), M (Pam), H (Dana)
SOLE LaT: Matthew

Matthew: $13,396 cash & tour/Pam: $0/Dana: $2K


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Matthew first learns that this puzzle also doesn’t have any T’s while he’s on the Omaha Steaks gift tag. Pam secondly also misses w/ N while on the MW near LaT. Dana thirdly tries three S’s for $2,400, four E’s and A’s, but then repeats the T. After Matthew gets his second LaT of the game, Pam calls up five R’s for $3,500, two I’s and O’s, three $550 F’s, and an $800 H before we turn to the board…

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

…I doubt they’re gonna make a movie titled “FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF HIS ROCKER”, but she’s won her first $5,450.

DUDS: T (Matthew, repeated by Dana), N (Pam)
2ND LaT: Matthew

Matthew: $13,396 cash & tour/Pam: $5,450/Dana: $2K


PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK

Pam instantly hits the MDW’s left side. Second, Dana picks three N’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900 (Pam wanted to choose that), three A’s, two $650 T’s and two I’s. But after a $600 L is a bad E buy. Third, Matthew runs inso the same MDW BANKRUPT. Pam next takes a $700 G but then the other bad vowel of this puzzle (O). Dana then lights up the two leftover U’s, a $600 P, and H for that WC, and a FP M. Now we have…

A / T A N T A L I _ I N G
_ U M / P U N _ H

…she’s won another four grand and will sample A TANTALIZING RUM PUNCH at St. James’s Club MORGAN BAY in ST. LUCIA worth $7,150.

DUDS: E (Dana), O (Pam)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Matthew and Pam)

Matthew: $13,396 cash & tour/Pam: $5,450/Dana: $13,150 cash & trip WC


$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ / R O U N D
O _ / _ _ _ F

Dana has taken the lead w/ A ROUND OF GOLF.

Speed-Up Round: PEOPLE

This round will decide whether Matthew or Dana wins this game, as every consonant is worth $1,800. After a C appears…

_ _ G _ – _ _ _ _ N G
_ C R _ _ _ T _

Matthew has won $5,400 and the victory w/ HIGH-FLYING ACROBATS.

Matthew: $18,796 cash & France/Pam: $5,450/Dana: $16,150 cash & St. Lucia

GT: $40,396


$100K Bonus Round
He lands on the N in SPIN.

Category: PHRASE
Looks easy to me…

_ _ _ E
R _ _ _ T / _ N

CDMO adds a key letter at the top…

D _ _ E
R _ _ _ T / _ N

…he’s NOT gonna DIVE RIGHT IN to another $32K, because he said DICE under his breath. That’s three episodes in a row where somebody forgets about what letters they’ve called here.

$5K SPIN ID: RP6591742