WoF Recap: May 27, 2015

EPISODE #6228: WISH YOU WERE HERE

$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.

PR

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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 / &
P O G O
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 BANKRUPT: Danelle
SOLE DQ: Jill’s one-letter missolve

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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

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$3K Tossup: WAYD?

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

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

Round 4: MOVIE TITLE

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

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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

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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)

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

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

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$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

MY EP. RATING: 5

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5 thoughts on “WoF Recap: May 27, 2015

  1. JP Mackey May 28, 2015 / 4:43 am

    Guess we were bound for a Round 6 this week, which so far has gone the OPPOSITE of what we've been expecting. (With a name like “Wish You Were Here!”, the theme just doesn't look to good. For now.)

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  2. yohan sur May 28, 2015 / 5:10 am

    except for round 6 playing, this episode was nothing too special. this puzzle will be losing streak over, but another double digit losing streak again. also, not $30K+ maingame total this week.
    I hope for last two days are better……
    ep.rating : 5.5

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  3. Jimmy Ruska May 28, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    I hope there's a winning BR week next week and/or the week after as the season is almost over.

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  4. bencalebrod May 29, 2015 / 1:41 am

    I do too, if only to make you don't declare technical wins under your many different google+ accounts, Michael Taylor.

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