WoF Recap: September 15, 2015

I had no idea about this, but Robert Ennis, Jr has been named the new director of this show as of this season. Not sure what happened to Bob Cisneros, though. 


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ A S _
_ _ _ M _ S S E D

Shakeitra rightly says “CLASS DISMISSED”. Meeting Tuesday’s teachers right now…

Shakeitra Matthews: 6th Grade science teacher & Army vet (served eight yrs.) from Clinton, LA
Doug Robinson: HS business teacher, cross-country coach and runner from Champaign, IL (captions misspelled the city as “Champagne”)
Erica Frank: independent math teacher & runner from NYC

$2K Tossup: THING

_ / B _ _ U T _ _ _ _
G _ E E T _ _ _ / _ A R D


TRIP WEDGE (Jim does read before R1 that time): collette tour of the French Riviera worth $9,298  
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Mrs. Prindbales

Round 1: SAME NAME

He’s off and running w/ two $800 N’s, an A, an $800 D, three E’s and a FP I, followed by a $1,300 T pair, the rest of the vowel shop, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $2,700. Second, Erica captures a $5K R pair, three S’s for $1,650, and two M’s for that French Riviera trip…

M E T R I _ / A N D
N E R _ O U S
S _ S T E M

…she solves METRIC AND NERVOUS SYSTEM for a total of $16,948 cash & F.R.


Doug: $2K/Erica: $16,948 cash & trip/Shakeitra: $1K


Mystery Round: HEADLINE

Fresh off her R1 win, Erica wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s left side. Second, Shakeitra rattles off four S’s for $3,600, A and I singles (the latter via FP), an $800 T, triple E’s, and the same number of O’s. But after a $1,300 R pair, the other normal BANKRUPT nails her to the tune of $4,950. Third, Doug inserts a $1,950 C trio and three W’s to go to $4,650…

_ . S . / W O _ E _ ‘ S
S O C C E R / T E A _
W I _ S / W O R _ _
C _ _

…he solves “U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM WINS WORLD CUP” to add that amount to his bank.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Doug: $6,650/Erica: $16,948 cash & trip/Shakeitra: $1K


PP/Express Round: FOOD & DRINK

N for negative is how Shakeitra starts. Second in Doug’s direction are a T for the WC, five E’s and two A’s, but then L for lose a turn. Third, Erica picks off a $650 R, but she then wastes a turn while on TD by repeating the L. Following Shakeitra’s run-in w/ the other MDW BANKRUPT, Doug grabs the Mrs. Prindbales gift tag w/ an S, but he then buys a worthless vowel in O. Erica next LOSES A TURN, whereas Shakeitra gets her third BANKRUPT of the game near TD. Doug’s not taking any chances…

A / _ E S T _ _ E
_ E _ E R A _ E

…he adds another $1,250 cash & candies plus a trip to where he can have A FESTIVE BEVERAGE — the Long Bay Beach Club on the island of TORTOLA worth $6,900.

DUDS: N (Shakeitra), L (Doug), O (Doug)
SOLE LaT: Erica
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Shakeitra)
SOLE DQ: Erica’s L repeat
Doug: $14,800 cash & gifts WC/Erica: $16,948 cash & trip/Shakeitra: $1K



I _ _ _ _ _ / O U T

Doug’s taken the lead w/ “INSIDE OUT”.

Round 4: WAYD?

Unfortunately for him, he loses the WC right away to the BANKRUPT near $5K. Second for Erica are the obvious (two $600 N’s, two I’s, two $800 G’s), an A, two $600 T’s, but the O lets somebody down again and it’s the only bad vowel of this board. Over to the struggling Shakeitra who finds a $1K pair of S’s, but she and Doug both LaT out…

S T _ A I G _ T _ N I N G
_ _ / _ _ / _ _ S _

…and Erica’sSTRAIGHTENING UP MY DESK” to take back the lead w/ another $3,650.

SOLE DUD: O (Erica)
LaTs: 2 (everybody else)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Doug (his 2nd of game)

Doug: $17,800 cash & gifts/Erica: $20,598 cash & trip/Shakeitra: $1K



Once again, it’s a $1,500 FS. Doug picks off the twin P’s late in this round…

_ E O P _ R _ / P R I N T
S C _ R _

…and solves LEOPARD PRINT SCARF for $4,500 and the win.

Doug: $22,300 cash & gifts/Erica: $20,598 cash & trip/Shakeitra: $1K

GT: $43,898
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $7,650


$100K Bonus Round
That man spins up the &.

Category: PHRASE
Light ’em up, Vanna…

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

CPGO guarantees at least a letter…

_ _ S T
S _ O _ _ N G / O _ _

…he’s not JUST SHOWING OFF; he has no idea at all for the $33K.

$5K SPIN ID: DT1937334



10 thoughts on “WoF Recap: September 15, 2015

  1. Antwan Rice-McKinley September 16, 2015 / 1:32 am

    Aww! First BR loss of season. Even the episode was alright, the Bankrupt trash went up from yesterday. As JPMackey said: you win some, you lose some.

    My rating: 6


  2. JP Mackey September 16, 2015 / 4:22 am

    Man, that was a real match tonight. But IMO the BR was rather easy.

    My rating: High 6


  3. Michael Taylor September 16, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    If Doug wouldn't have lost his wild card to a bankrupt in Round 4, he could've used it in the bonus round to call an extra consonant, that consonant could've been F which might've given it to him, because of this, I'll declare this a technical win.


  4. yohan sur September 16, 2015 / 11:54 pm

    once again, this episode is pretty good thanks to two player over $20K winning.
    but, BR is shouldn' t loss setup, period.
    ep.rating : 6.5(if BR won, I would've 7 or 7.5)


  5. An English Village for Robert September 17, 2015 / 1:08 am

    Status so far after the Bonus Rounds in 9/15
    -Envelopes landed
    $33,000 : 1 / 2 (50%)
    $40,000 : None
    $45,000 : None
    $50,000 : None
    Cars & SUVs : None
    $100K / $1 Million : None
    Total Bonus Round Win-Loses : 1-1
    Total Bonus Round Money Given Away : $33,000
    Car Wins : 0 (1/2 Car : 0, BR Cars : 0)
    Total Winnings This Season : $125,708
    Bonus Round Comments:
    That was… not just showing off.. it was a hard puzzle. None of the letters work with.


  6. bencalebrod September 17, 2015 / 12:35 pm

    Yes, and Doug could've also could've also spun tip dollar on every spin except one, spun the Million Dollar Wedge, land on it, and win the bonus round. So isn't thos technically a $1.1 Million win?!



  7. yohan sur September 19, 2015 / 1:46 am

    not hard puzzle, because BHGO is could've won.


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