WoF Recap: Thanksgiving 2015

Interestingly enough, I had an early showing of this episode in my area at noon (yes, you read that right).

EPISODE #6294: AMERICA’S GAME  

On this Turkey day, we’re on the set where Sheri Blank cleaned up big time in the maingame (Fall Fun). 
 
$1K Tossup: EVENT

_ _ _ N K _ _ _ _ _ _ G
_ _ _ / _ A _ _ _ _

I saw the Macy’s THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE this morning, and Stephen is the first to score w/ that response. And he’s not the only guy on this Turkey day panel…

Stephen Pyles: global cloud services co. recruiter from Atlanta
Allison Truesdell : tutor & newlywed who plays the guitar from Arroyo Grande, CA
Dale Eldridge: poker dealer & floor supervisor who grew up watching this game w/ his grandma from Vegas

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ R _ _ _ / _ _ D
S _ _ F _ _ _ _

Dale quickly gets TURKEY AND STUFFING.

TONIGHT’S SS: Furniture of America

Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER

Dale gets started w/ a $2,700 T trio, an E, an N for the SS, two A’s, then come a $650 R, three O’s and S for sorry to leave $9,100 cash & SS sitting there. Stephen follows w/ a $600 L, the sole dud vowel of I while on FP, two U’s, two $650 H’s and three TD C’s, then we have…

T O U C H _ O _ N
C A T C H
_ O U / L A T E R

…he solves TOUCHDOWN CATCH YOU LATER for $9,150.

SOLE DUD: S (Dale)

Stephen: $10,150/Allison: $0/Dale: $2K

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Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ

Stephen’s first choices are a TD S, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. Second, Allison picks a $650 T, two E’s, but then N for no while she’s on the MW near LaT. Third, Dale takes out a $650 R, three O’s, two $600 F’s, three $650 B’s, and two $900 C’s. We now have…

B O _ / O F F _ C E
B _ O C _ B _ S T E R

…”Titanic” is one example of a BOX OFFICE BLOCKBUSTER, and he makes the $5,350 solve.

DUDS: A (Stephen), N (Allison)

Stephen: $10,150/Allison: ZERO/Dale: $7,350

Repeating Classic BP: ZIPPER

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PP/Express Round: WAYD?

The scoreless Allison fires off a $700 N, two I’s, a dud of E via FP, a $900 G, two A’s and an O to clean out the vowels. She follows w/ a $1,300 pair of S’s, a $600 R, a $650 T, an L for the WC, and a $600 M before she sees…  

M A I L I N G
_ O S T _ A R _ S

…she’s won her first $4,500 and she’ll probably be MAILING POSTCARDS from the ARUBA Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.

Stephen: $10,150/Allison: $10,800 cash & Aruba WC/Dale: $7,350

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$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

_ _ _ I G _ E R
P E R F _ M E

Dale just made this game really tight as a result of solving DESIGNER PERFUME.

Round 4: PHRASE

His first pick of T is not there. Second for Stephen are a $500 S, two I’s, and a $1,500 trio of L’s…

I ‘ L L / _ _ / _ _ _ _
I _ / _ / _ L _ S _

…take out the first two words and you’ve got the bonus puzzle that produced a $100K winner twice (Elyse Thomas from May 2006 in Denver and Sharon Adams in late April 2012) — Stephen rightly replies “I’LL BE BACK IN A FLASH” for $1,750. 

SOLE DUD: T (Dale)

Stephen: $11,900/Allison: $10,800 cash & Aruba WC/Dale: $10,350

Round 5: FUN & GAMES

After Stephen’s $1,300 pair of T’s and a dud buy of O, it’s S-U time…

_ _ _ T _ _ _
T _ _ / _ _ _ _

…w/ a $1,550 FS. The R has been filled in next…

_ _ _ T _ R _
T _ _ / _ _ _ _

…and Allison solves “CAPTURE THE FLAG” to win the match.

SOLE DUD (before bell): O (Stephen)

FINAL SCORES
Stephen: $11,900/Allison: $12,350 cash & Aruba WC/Dale: $10,350

GT: $34,600
NO PENALTY SPINS!

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$100K Bonus Round
Allison lands on the W.

Category: WAYD?
Opening board…

_ _ _ _ S _ N _
_ / _ _ _ _ R

PGHO and D give her besides the obvious G…

_ H O O S _ N G
_ / _ _ _ O R

….any college student would know about CHOOSING A MAJOR, but she gets the last word wrong w/ FAVOR and MANOR, costing her $45K.
 
$5K SPIN ID: JC8096188

MY RATING: 5

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: Thanksgiving 2015

  1. JP Mackey November 27, 2015 / 4:32 am

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Decent episode, with our first non-military 2 men vs. 1 woman match. All three did well, but that BR was just plain college vocab.

    My rating: High 6

    Also, had Dale solved that R5 puzzle instead of Allison…there would've been a TIEBREAKER!

    [gasp] You had a NOON showing, Andy? Lucky! I wish I had that…

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  2. Antwan Rice-McKinley November 27, 2015 / 5:09 am

    Ultimately this episode lacked. Except for all 3 Contestants winning 5 digits, But that $45K loss really plunge my rating.

    My rating: 3

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