WoF Recap: September 18, 2015



G _ E E _ / _ O D S
& / H E _ _ _ S

Alex knows her GREEK GODS & HEROES. Last three teachers on this premiere week…

Alex Funsch: 3rd Grade (& third-generation) teacher at Daly ES in Germantown who formerly worked in the hospitality industry for six yrs. from Frederick, MD
Darnel Edmond: 4th Grade teacher at Purche Avenue ES in Gardena from L.A.
Jessica Shindley: 4th Grade teacher at Robein Grade School in East Peoria from Normal, IL

$2K Tossup: TITLE

A / _ _ _ _ _ _ E
_ _ / _ I M _

Alex blows the solve this time w/ “A MOMENT IN TIME”; Jessica capitalizes w/ “A WRINKLE IN TIME“.



She duds out right away w/ a T while on the Pilot Pen gift tag. Second, Alex calls up an $800 S, but she then buys a bad vowel of E. Third, Darnel fills in a $500 R, an A, two $900 N’s, but nothing else w/ P. Back to Jessica who finds a $1,600 D pair, and the leftover vowels of two O’s and three U’s. Following three $900 F’s and two L’s for the London trip…

F U L L / O F / S O U N D
A N D / F U R _

…she recites the “Macbeth” line “FULL OF SOUND AND FURY” for $4,800 and the $8,200 trip (she actually lived and taught there for a couple of years).

DUDS: T (Jessica), E (Alex), P (Darnel)

Jessica: $15K cash & trip/Alex: $1K/Darnel: $0


Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Alex gets going w/ a $550 R, four E’s, four $650 T’s and an A, then she picks up the Pilot Pen gift tag w/ the SL bonus of six F’s and LOSES A TURN. Second, Darnel says W for worthless while on the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900. Third, Jessica BANKRUPTs near TD. After Alex buys a baddie of O, Darnel tacks on an $800 H, an I, a $700 K, and a $550 C, but he and Jessica flub w/ L and N, respectively (she was on the MW near LaT)…

S H E E T S / &
S T A _ _

Alex finally gets STICKER SHEETS & STAMP SETS for $7,400.

DUDS: W (Darnel), O (Alex), L (Darnel), N (Jessica)
SOLE LaT: Alex

Jessica: $15K cash & trip/Alex: $8,400/Darnel: ZILCH


PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Darnel instantly lands on EXPRESS, lights up an R, and hops on.

Next Letters: S…3 T’s…I…M…N…3 O’s…L…P…3 Y’s…U…H…A…C for CRITICAL DUD (he just blew $12K) 

Jessica then uncovers the $600 K and says…

I T ‘ S / M Y / T U R N
T O / P L A Y / H O O K Y

…to add a second trip to The Reefs Resort & Club BERMUDA worth $6,965.

PAINFUL BANKRUPT: Darnel (This is starting to go viral, so watch.)
Jessica: $22,565 cash & trips/Alex: $8,400/Darnel: DEEP TROUBLE


$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

_ E _ _ _ _ I _ Y
C O _ _ _ _

Jessica’s up over $25K w/ CELEBRITY COUPLE.

Round 4: THINGS

Three $800 T’s get her started, followed by an A, but then the S-U bell…

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

…this time, consonants are worth $1,600 apiece. Midway in the round, Alex inserts the D, but she goofs on the third word w/ ASSIGNMENT and HOMEWORK. Jessica later buys the two I’s for free…

E X T R A / C R E D I T
_ _ E S T I _ _

…she’s gonna get her EXTRA CREDIT QUESTION in the BR soon after making the $6,950 solve. 

DUDS (during S-U): L (Alex), P (Alex), G (Darnel)

Jessica: $32,515 cash & trips/Alex: $8,400/Darnel: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG

Not meaning to be rude, Darnel, but that call in R3 of yours was just STUPID and EMBARRASSING.

GT: $41,915


$100K Bonus Round
Jessica takes that BW to the &.

Category: THING
We know what the second word is already…

_ _ _ _ _
N _ _ _ T

She’s onto something after calling GHMI…

M _ G G _

…she knows that she’s had at least one MUGGY NIGHT back in Illinois…

but we have our first $33K sweep of the season, so she leaves w/ $65,515 cash & trips.
$5K SPIN ID: JM5933761



6 thoughts on “WoF Recap: September 18, 2015

  1. yohan sur September 19, 2015 / 1:18 am

    not bad episode, thanks to champ winning $30K+(don't needed speed-up money)
    blue player deserved goose-egged, sorry.(because round 3 blunder & speed-up puzzle.)

    anyway, this week is not bad, but nothing too speical.

    I hope for minimum streak and car drought ended, and sara could've comeback from this week, but oh well.

    ep.rating : 6.5(if not mistaken, I would've high score)


  2. Bryan Deng September 19, 2015 / 2:08 am

    What a funny dud by Jessica in the Mystery Round. What would N go in STICKER SHEETS & STA_ _ SETS? Stand sets? And that C trap painfully bankrupted Darnel in the Express Round. Wow… XD


  3. JP Mackey September 19, 2015 / 3:52 am

    Wow, first $33K sweep already? We're gonna see A LOT more of those!

    That BANKRUPT from Darnel was just…my goodness. But as Jessica said, things have come full circle for her!

    My rating: 7.5


  4. JP Mackey September 19, 2015 / 4:23 am

    STALL? STAND? I knew it was STAMP, but I could understand their duds.


  5. An English Village for Robert September 20, 2015 / 12:25 am

    Status so far after the Bonus Rounds in 9/17
    -Envelopes landed
    $33,000 : 3 / 5 (60%)
    $40,000 : None
    $45,000 : None
    $50,000 : None
    Cars & SUVs : None
    $100K / $1 Million : None
    Total Bonus Round Win-Loses : 3-2
    Total Bonus Round Money Given Away : $99,000
    Car Wins : 0 (1/2 Car : 0, BR Cars : 0)
    Total Winnings This Season : $303,987
    Bonus Round Comment:
    I thought it was.. MOGGY NIGHT. but the damn minimum not again..
    Ooh, this is strange. $33K sweep already? WOW..
    Also, In Express Round, Darnel's C call is OUCH.. to lose 12K.. and Pat says.. Aaaaaarghh!! Oh, dear…
    This Teacher's Week is.. good news is we given away over $300K this week.
    The bad news is it didn't happen for the million in BR. (Sarah's 1st anniversary week)


  6. Agam Bhatia November 12, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    Do you think Jessica bought a souvenir for Darnel from Bermuda just to make it up for after a Pai-ai-ai-ai-ai-ainful loss from Round 3?


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