Week 20 Stats

Thank goodness for Monday’s winning team this week, and this proves you why I’m not a huge fan of teens playing the game.

Total this Week: $216,904
Total for the Season: $4,554,132
BR Win Record: 27-73 (.27)
Total Car Wins
-Ford Fiestas: 4
-BR Car: 3 (MINI Cooper, Ford Flex, Nissan Rogue)
Prize Wedge Wins: 26
Gift Tag Wins: 29
Mystery Wedge Wins: 7
Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 32-10 
MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 20-12
$10K MW was next to LaT: 17
$10K MW was next to $650: 22
Express was Played-Passed: 20-7
-Successes: 6
-Crashes: 14
Wild Card Usages
-Maingame: 4 (3 on $3,500, 1 on $5K)
-BR: 9
FP Vowels/Consonants/Solves: 81/19/0
5-Round Games: 39
6-Round Games: 6 (two went to a 7-round game on Oct. 9 and Dec. 23)
$6K FINAL SPINS: 4
Gooseegg Victims: 26
Red Winners: 37
Yellow Winners: 27
Blue Winners: 36
This Week’s Bankrupt Trash
: $26,600*
Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season
: $550,736*
Biggest Bankrupt
: $20,815 (Dec. 9), $20,415 (Dec. 21), $15,698 (Jan. 11)
Season-Worst Bankrupt Trash for One Night
: $32,515 (Dec. 21), $22,548 (Jan. 11), $22,315 (Dec. 9)
Top 3 Winning Totals
: $110,100 (Oct. 21), $80,860 (Oct. 28), $74,700 (Oct. 7)  
Lowest Winning Totals: $10,950 (Jan. 8), $10,550 (Oct. 22), $10,050 (Nov. 12)
Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night: $80,100 (Oct. 21), $68,678 (Nov. 18), $67,398 (Jan. 15)
Season-High Week
: $307,708 (SSS Family Week)
Season-Low Week
: $168,088 (Veterans Week)

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 2
$1M Bonus Rounds: 6

$33K: 18/61
$40K: 2/9
$45K: 3/8
$50K: 1/5
$100K (or $1M): 0/1
CAR: 3/16

* includes prizes

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WoF Recap: January 29, 2016

EPISODE #6340: TEEN BEST FRIENDS

$1K Tossup: SONG TITLE

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

Julia and Natalie are the first to solve Queen’s “WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS”. Final six-pack of players this week (all from California)…

Julia & Natalie: HS srs. from Agoura Hills
Khang & Sean: HS Jrs. from San Diego
Cassie & Jordan: HS Srs. from Stockton

$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

E _ T R E _ E
S P _ R _ S

Cassie and Jordan solve EXTREME SPORTS.

FEATURED TRIP: NYC’s Roosevelt Hotel

Round 1: WAYD?

A $600 S gets them started, but their next call of L stands for loss. J & N secondly call two $550 N’s, a $500 G, three I’s, two O’s, two $600 H’s, a $900 F and two $500 M’s…

F I N I S H I N G
M _ / H O M _ _ O _ _

…they ain’t gonna be FINISHING MY HOMEWORK, but they’ve scored another $4,200.

SOLE DUD: L (C & J)

C & J: $2K/J & N: $5,200/K & S: $0

 

Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

This round’s all J & N — they say three $650 N’s, two A’s, a $700 R, an O, an F for the NYC wedge, three E’s, two $700 D’s, and a $500 G…

D A _ R _

_ _ E E N

O F / E N G _ A N D

…I wonder if there’s anybody in the world called the DAIRY QUEEN OF ENGLAND as they solve for $4,300 plus the $10,340 trip (tickets to “The Woods Man” included).

PR!

C & J: $2K/J & N: $19,840 cash & trip/K & S: ZIP

 

PP/Express Round: PLACE

Now that we finally get to hear from K & S, they spin their way two $550 T’s, four E’s, two A’s, but then the LaT. Second, C & J light up a TD R but that’s all taken back by the BANKRUPT near $650. Third, J & N say S while on EXPRESS and hop aboard.

Next Choices: N…U ($2K gone)

After the boys fall victim to the same BANKRUPT and give back $600, C & J proceed to put up a $900 M, a $600 W, three O’s to finish off the vowels, two $600 H’s, and a $650 L. Board…

A W E S O M E
_ E A _ H _ R O N T
H O T E L

…they’ve won $3,100 and a trip to an AWESOME BEACHFRONT HOTEL — the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort in HAWAII worth $12,200.

SOLE LaT: Boys
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)

C & J: $17,300 cash & HI/J & N: $19,840 cash & NY/K & S: NO LUCK

 

$3K Tossup: THING

G _ R _ / _ _ W E R

Julia & Natalie prove to have GIRL POWER.

Round 4: FOOD & DRINK

J & N oddly start w/ a C, and it’s not there. Second for the guys are a $500 N, E and A singles, but then H for hush. C & J are third in line w/ a $700 R, a $500 S, an I, a $500 T, a $650 D, and the last vowel of U, followed by two $800 M’s, a $550 X, and the $600 W to complete the board…

W A R M
M I X E D / N U T S

…and win another $4,600; the gap between both girl teams is now $940.

DUDS: C (J & N), H (boys)

C & J: $21,900 cash & HI/J & N: $22,840 cash & NY/K & S: GOOSEEGG ALERT

Speed-Up: PERSON

$1,550 per consonant to close out the week. One T, two R’s, an N (the guys tried to call this out of turn) and an S are up…

_ R _ _ _

S _ R _ _ _ N T

…Cassie & Jordan forego calling the L’s and just solve DRILL SERGEANT for $3,100 and the comeback win.

FINAL SCORES
C & J: $25K cash & HI/J & N: $22,840 cash & NY/K & S: $2K GOOSEEGG

GT: $49,840
BANKRUPT TRASH: $6,100

 

$100K Bonus Round
Cassie takes the BW to the I of SPIN.

Category: PHRASE
Limited RSLTNE help…

_ _ / T _ E
_ _ _ _

DHFI does them…

_ _ / T H E
_ _ _ _

…we have a TECHNICAL WIPEOUT, and they should’ve gone BY THE BOOK to call BGHO for the $33K.

$5K SPIN ID: JC7965520

MY RATING: 6

WoF Recap: January 28, 2016

EPISODE #6339: TEEN BEST FRIENDS

$1K Tossup: PEOPLE

C A P T A _ _ / A N D
F _ _ S T / _ A _ E

Sam & Ethan solve CAPTAIN AND FIRST MATE. Introduce yourselves, kiddies…

Sam & Ethan: HS Jrs. & marching band leaders from Carlsbad
Ava & Chloe: 9th Graders who’ve been friends since 4th Grade from Santa Barbara
Milan & Kaylyn: HS Srs. who’ve known each other since 1st Grade

$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ A N D
P R A C _ _ C E

Milan & Kaylyn beat the boys in the middle to the punch w/ BAND PRACTICE.

FEATURED SS: Beyond the Rack

Round 1: WAYD?

Those girls are off and running w/ two N’s for the Maui Jim gift tag, an A, three FP E’s, a $700 R, and an O, followed by two $550 G’s, the other two vowels, three $500 T’s, and two $650 H’s. We have…

E A T I N G
_ U N _ H
T O G E T H E R

…them EATING LUNCH TOGETHER for $5,600 cash & shades.

PR

M & K: $7,600 cash & GTs/S & E: $1K/A & C: $0

 

Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Those guys in the middle are off to a bad start w/ T. Second, A & C also miss w/ R. THird, M & K call a $3,500 G, but then buy A for awful. S & E try again w/ a $600 N, an I, but then the A recall. A & C follow w/ a $650 L but then P for phooey. M & K miss again w/ D. The boys’ third turn sees them saying two $650 S’s, three E’s, but then H for hush. After A & C buy the other dud vowel of this puzzle (O), M & K proceed to call three U’s, a $550 M, but then squander their turn w/ J.The boys then pick up that MDW w/ the SL of five B’s (only the $1K is awarded)…

B U S _
B U _ _ I N G
B U M B L E B E E S

…they’re gonna have to give that and the $2,150 back, because they blow the solve w/ BUSY BUMBLING BUMBLEBEES. Ava & Chloe then capitalize w/ BUSY BUZZING BUMBLEBEES.

DUDS: T (boys), R (A & C), A (M & K; repeated by S &E), P (A & C), D (M & K), H (boys), O (A & C), J (M & K)
SOLE BLOWN SOLVE: boys

M & K: $7,600 cash & GTs/S & E: $1K/A & C: $2K

Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: MAKE A WISH

 

PP/Express Round: PHRASE

N for no is how A & C start. Second, M & K light up two $650 S’s, buy the I, two E’s and triple O’s, but then flunk out w/ L while on TD. The guys are third in line w/ two $500 T’s, but the A fails a team again (and it’s the only bad one of this answer). A & C then say two $500 H’s and a U…

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

…in addition to the $750 remainder, THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO at the Divi Little Bay in ST. MAARTEN worth $11,406.

DUDS: N (A & C), L (M & K), A (boys)

M & K: $7,600 cash & GTs/S & E: $1K/A & C: $14,156 cash & trip

$3K Tossup: THINGS

E _ O T I C _ N S
A _ _ / E M O J I S

Milan and Kaylyn blow it w/ EMOTIONS AND EMOJIS, allowing the guys to solve EMOTICONS AND EMOJIS.

Round 4: QUOTATION

A $500 T sends them on their way, then come three E’s, and then the BANKRUPT near $650 to take away the other 1/2 of their five Benjamins. Second for A & C are two TD R’s, two $500 P’s, but then the S-U signal…

_ _ P P _ _ _
E _ E R / _ _ T E R

…we have yet another $1,600 FS. They then request the H…

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

…they’ll live HAPPILY EVER AFTER w/ another $12,600.

SOLE BANKRUPT OF GAME: Sam & Ethan for $250

FINAL SCORES
M & K: $7,600 cash & GTs/S & E: $4K/A & C: $26,756 cash & trip

GT: $38,356

$100K Bonus Round
The M of AMERICA’S has been spun again.

Category: THINGS
Easy for at least yours truly…

_ _ R _ _ _ _ R _
_ _ _ E S

PHGO only gives them…

_ _ R _ _ O _ R _
_ O _ E S

…they lose and the $40K will stay in these CARDBOARD BOXES.

$5K SPIN ID: JS7280930

MY RATING: 5

WoF Recap: January 27, 2016

EPISODE #6338: TEEN BEST FRIENDS

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

S _ _ E / M E
A / _ E A _

La’nya & Anniyah are wrong w/ SAVE ME A MEAL.

S A _ E / M E
A / _ E A T

Lauren & Meg, I wish you could SAVE ME A SEAT to watch from the audience. Bring in the next six kids, please…

Lauren & Meg (orig. from MD): Lauren’s a fr. whereas Meg’s a sr.
La’nya & Anniyah: srs. who’ve been friends since 4th Grade & are hoping to be a pediatrician & nurse respectively
Christian & Jonathan: Boy Scouts & HS srs.

$2K Tossup: Thing

_ _ L L _ _ _
_ _ T R A _ C E / E X A M

Before they do their COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM, Lauren & Meg have tripled up.

FEATURED TRIP: The Gates Hotel Key West

Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER

They kick off w/ three N’s for the Zappos gift tag, two A’s, two FP E’s, two $2,500 T’s, but then the MDW’s left side to rid them of $7,250 cash & GT. Second, L & A FP triple I’s, call up and $800 G, but flunk out w/ F. Over to the boys who call an S for the WC, a $500 H, and two C’s to double their grand…

S _ A T I N G
_ N / T H I N
I C E
C _ E A _

SKATING ON THIN ICE CREAM sounds pretty dangerous, but they’ve scored anyway.

SOLE DUD: F (L & A)
SOLE BANKRUPT: L & M

C & J: $2K/L & M: $3K/L & A: $0

 

Mystery Round: WAYD?

L & A get things started w/ three $650 N’s, a $600 D, and an obvious A, followed by two $500 G’s, two FP I’s, but then L for loss. Second, C & J come up w/ four $900 T’s, but then S for sorry. Third, L & M LaT out. L & A then put up a $900 R and five E’s to clean out the vowels…

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

…they’re TWEETING AND RETWEETING for their first $3,950.

DUDS: L (L & A), S (boys)
SOLE LaT: L & M

C & J: $2K/L & M: $3K/L & A: $3,950

 

PP/Express Round: LIVING THING

The guys’ first moves are two $500 S’s, two E’s, but then the LaT. Second, L & M decline to go aboard the EXPRESS after calling an R, light up an $1,800 T trio, but then buy a worthless O (like last night’s case w/ Michael and Colby, it was probably a good thing they didn’t go). L & A follow w/ an $800 L, a U a $500 G, and two $500 N’s to leave only the I…

N E S T _ N G
T U R T L E S

…they’ve won another $2,050 and the right to see some NESTING TURTLES on the caravan.com CENTRAL AMERICA TOUR.

SOLE DUD: O (L & M)
SOLE LaT: boys

C & J: $2K/L & M: $3K/L & A: $17K cash & tour

 

$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

T _ _ / _ W I _ _ G _ T
_ E _ I _ S

C & J solve THE “TWILIGHT” SERIES.

 

Round 4: FUN & GAMES

But those guys LaT out for probably the other time tonight after starting w/ a $500 N and an I. L & M secondly strike out w/ S. Third for L & A are two $550 G’s but then the S-U signal…

_ _ _ I N G / _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ G _

…and Pat has spun up $1,550 per consonant. The twin E’s are bought late in this round…

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

…and Anniyah just beats the buzzer w/ MAKING EACH OTHER LAUGH for $7,300.

SOLE DUD BEFORE FS: S (L & M)
SOLE DUD AFTER FS: P (L & M)
SOLE LaT: boys

FINAL SCORES
C & J: $5K/L & M: $3K/L & A: $24,300 cash & tour

GT: $32,300
BANKRUPT TRASH: $7,250 cash & GTs

 

$100K Bonus Round
Anniyah spins her way to the M of AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
This sounds more like a WAYD? to me…

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

FHDO gives them the bottom line…

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

…but they BLOW THAT FIRST WORD w/ WORKING. You don’t need to be WAITING FOR HOURS for me to tell you that they’ve squandered $40K.

$5K SPIN ID: AG4399067

MY RATING: 5

WoF Recap: January 26, 2016

EPISODE #6337: TEEN BEST FRIENDS

$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ L _ Y I _ G
C _ _ _ _

Emma & Taylor are incorrect w/ PLAYING CHESS.

_ L A Y I _ G
C _ _ _ _

Michael & Colby give another good guess of PLAYING CARDS…but that’s wrong too.

P L A Y I N G
C A T C _

John & Bea just make it w/ PLAYING CATCH. Tuesday’s teams…

John & Bea: HS Srs.
Emma & Taylor: Jrs. from Vegas
Michael & Colby: HS Srs.

$2K Tossup: THING

O P E N
P A _ A _ _ _ T E

John & Bea triple up w/ OPEN PARACHUTE.

FEATURED SS: Zappos
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Maui Jim

Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER

That same team is off and running w/ two $500 R’s, two A’s, a $900 N, a $600 S, an I, but then T for trouble. Second, T & E call up a $600 H, three O’s, two M’s for that WC, a $600 L and two E’s to finish off the vowels. After a $1K pair of F’s…

A / L O N _
_ A _ / F R O M
H O M E
F R I E S

…they’re A LONG WAY FROM (eating) HOME FRIES, but they’re on the board w/ $2,700.

SOLE DUD: T (J & B)

M & C: $0/J & B: $3K/E & T: $2,700 WC

 

Mystery Round: WAYD?

Those girls on the end lose their WC right away w/ the BANKRUPT near $650. Second, the boys take three $500 T’s, two $500 S’s, E and A singles, but then H for hush while on the MW near $650. Third, J & B LaT out. T & E next say a D while on the same MW and under that is…ZERO. The boys then choose a $700 R, an O, a $600 F, and a U…

S T U D _ _ _ _
F O R / A / T E S T

…they aren’t STUDYING FOR A TEST, but rather scoring their first $2,800.

SOLE DUD: H (boys)
SOLE LaT: J & B
BANKRUPTS: 2 (T & E)

M & C: $2,800/J & B: $3K/E & T: $2,700

Repeating Classic Bonus Puzzle: SHAKE IT UP (also a hit song by The Cars)

 

PP/Express Round: PHRASE

M & C pass their EXPRESS opportunity right away after starting a T…and it was a good move after all, because their next call of C is not there. Second, J & B run into the same normal BANKRUPT. T & E thirdly pick a $500 N, five E’s, a $3,500 R, a $500 S, but then A for awful. After the boys say another baddie of D,J & B light up three $500 Y’s…

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

YOU WON’T BELIEVE YOUR EYES when we tell them that they’ve each won a trip to the Bolongo bay Resort in ST. THOMAS worth $11,758.

DUDS: C (boys), A (T & E), D (boys)
SOLE BANKRUPT: J & B

M & C: $2,800/J & B: $16,258 cash & St. Thomas/E & T: $2,700

 

$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME

_ A T Y / _ E R R Y

E & T hear KATY PERRY’s “Roar” to go to $5,700.

Round 4: PEOPLE

But those girls instantly get that same BANKRUPT for the third time tonight. The boys also hit the same thing. Third in line, J & B pick a $700 S, two $500 T’s, three A’s, and a $500 M, but here comes the LaT. T & E then call two $650 B’s, two FP E’s to finish off the vowels, and two $700 L’s…

B A S _ E T B A L L
T E A M

…they solve BASKETBALL TEAM for $2,700.

SOLE LaT: J & E
BANKRUPTS: 2 (T & E, M & C)

M & C: $2,800/J & B: $16,258 cash & St. Thomas/E & T: $8,400

 

Speed-Up Round: FOOD & DRINK

$1,600 per consonant again. The guys light up the W…

W _ _ _ _ / _ R _ _ N
B R _ _ D

…they solve WHOLE GRAIN BREAD for the $2K minimum. Before that, Emma & Taylor picked the B but they made the $3,200 solve just after the buzzer.

DUDS (both by the guys): S and F

FINAL SCORES
M & C: $4,800/J & B: $16,258 cash & St. Thomas/E & T: $8,400

GT: $29,458
BANKRUPT TRASH: only the WC

 

$100K Bonus Round
Bea has landed on the first A of AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
Leading us off…

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

FCDA only adds the obvious vowels…

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

…they only get the first word of JUST ABOVE A WHISPER, so they don’t win $33K.

$5K SPIN ID: AC0006428

MY RATING: 5

WoF Recap: January 25, 2016

There will be teams this week and the next to weeks, so the Fiesta will be out of play.

EPISODE #6336: TEEN BEST FRIENDS

$1K Tossup: PERSON

_ _ / B E S T
B U D D _

Chanelle and Ti’ler are on the board w/ MY BEST BUDDY. The first three young duos this week…

Chanelle & Ti’ler: the former’s in 11th Grade while the latter’s in 9th Grade (they met in bible study)
David & Mark: HS Juniors who are in the marching/jazz band together & are the presidents of a juggling club
Grace & Kate: juniors from Santa Barbara who are members of a school’s multimedia arts & design academy; Grace’s a cheerleader while Kate plays lacrosse

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

F _ E _ H
B _ _ _ _ _ R R I _ S

David & Mark totally miscount their letters as they say FRESH BERRIES.

F _ E _ H
B _ _ _ _ E R R I _ S

Grace tries to blurt out the answer, but they didn’t buzz in next — it’s Chanelle and Ti’ler who triple up w/ FRESH BLUEBERRIES.

FEATURED TRIP: The Mile North Hotel in Chicago
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Zappos

Round 1: FUN & GAMES

C & T get started w/ a $600 N but then the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, the boys fall for the G trap while they’re on the WC. Third, G & K call up two $650 R’s, a $700 T, three E’s, two TD S’s, two A’s, but then L for loss. C & T then call two TD M’s…

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

…they solve AMUSEMENT PARK RIDES to keep the $5K.

DUDS: G (boys), L (G & K)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Chanelle & Ti’ler

G & K: $0/C & T: $8K/D & M: $0

 

Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Those guys pick up the WC this time w/ two R’s, then they say three $600 T’s, one E and three A’s, and the SL bonus of three G’s before hitting the MDW’s left side to lose $5,400 and the WC. G & K then semi-spingle for a $600 N and two I’s…

G R E A T
G R A _ _ A T I _ N
G I _ T

…they’ve won a GREAT GRADUATION GIFT in the form of their first $2K.

SOLE BANKRUPT: David & Mark

G & K: $2K/C & T: $8K/D & M: ZERO

 

PP/Express Round: WAYD?

G & K first spin up the same MDW BANKRUPT. Second, C & T uncover two $500 N’s, a G for that MDW, two obvious I’s, but then R for roadblock. The boys are third in line w/ a $3,500 S, a $700 T, an E, two A’s to clean out the vowels, a $500 H, but then M for mistake (they we’re thinking MATCHING for the first word). G & K then lights up a $7K pair of C’s only to lose it right back to the same normal BANKRUPT. C & T then put up a $900 P…

_ A T C H I N G
P E _ I C A N S

…in addition to another $1,650, they’ll be WATCHING PELICANS on their trips to the Rincon Beach Resort in PUERTO RICO worth $11,600.

DUDS: R (C & T), M (boys)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (G & K)

G & K: $2K/C & T: $21,250 cash & P.R. MDW/D & M: ZIP

 

$3K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ T / _ F
_ _ _ S / _ _ _ _ D

C & T sweep ’em and their new total isn’t so much OUT OF THIS WORLD — $24,250 in cash & trips.

Round 4: THING

Unfortunately, they spin up the BANKRUPT near $650 to give up that MDW. Second, the boys LaT out. Third, G & K are caught by the same BANKRUPT they got late last round (that’s their third one of the game). As we start fresh again w/ C & T, they pick off a $650 R, two E’s, a $600 N, a FP A, a $600 S, but then the LaT. After those boys BANKRUPT near TD, G & K proceed to call a $600 M, two FP I’s, and C for crud. C & T LaT again, allowing the boys to say a $5K T and a $700 G…

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

…they’ll see STREAMING VIDEO of them finally winning their first $5,700.

SOLE DUD: C (G & K)
LaTs: 3 (C & T 2x, boys)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (all teams)

G & K: $2K/C & T: $24,250 cash & P.R./D & M: $5,700

Speed-Up: OCCUPATION

It’s another $1,600 FS. After those girls in the middle want the E…

S E _ _ R _ T _
G _ _ R _

…this SECURITY GUARD allows them to take another $2K.

SOLE DUD: N (Grace & Kate)

FINAL SCORES
G & K: $2K/C & T: $26,250 cash & P.R./D & M: $5,700

GT: $33,950
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus those two extras): $13K

 

$100K Bonus Round:
We’re using the all-cash format here this week. Ti’ler spins up the M of GAME.

Category: THING
RSTLNE reveals…

_ _ _ R
_ _ _ _ _ N _ T _ _ N

CHDA only adds two of the vowel…

_ _ _ R
_ _ A _ _ N A T _ _ N

…I hope YOUR IMAGINATION doesn’t hinder you, ladies…they’ve solved w/ just one second left to break the losing streak and leave w/ $59,250 cash & trips.

$5K SPIN ID: AR2809299

MY RATING: 6

A Message from Christine

Christine’s blunder from Wed. went semi-viral. She also replied in my recap calling us commenters an a-hole and telling us to screw off. Excuse me, ma’am?! 😡 I’m sorry if I was being rude to her and I try not to be mean but my point still stands — she looked lost quite a bit and she won this through dumb luck.

Future contestants, I know it can be nerve-racking when you’re under the lights inside the studio, but still don’t be absent-minded like her.

Week 19 Stats

Thought I’d posted last night but I guess I didn’t. Anyway, B&B weeks are indeed a bad omen but we should’ve been at least 4 for 5 in Bonusland.

Total this Week: $174,542
Total for the Season: $4,337,228
BR Win Record: 26-69 (.274)
Total Car Wins
-Ford Fiestas: 4
-BR Car: 3 (MINI Cooper, Ford Flex, Nissan Rogue)
Prize Wedge Wins: 25
Gift Tag Wins: 28
Mystery Wedge Wins: 7
Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 31-10 
MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 20-11
$10K MW was next to LaT: 17
$10K MW was next to $650: 21
Express was Played-Passed: 19-5
-Successes: 6
-Crashes: 13
Wild Card Usages
-Maingame: 4 (3 on $3,500, 1 on $5K)
-BR: 9
FP Vowels/Consonants/Solves: 74/19/0
5-Round Games: 36
6-Round Games: 6 (two went to a 7-round game on Oct. 9 and Dec. 23)
$6K FINAL SPINS: 4
Gooseegg Victims: 25
Red Winners: 36
Yellow Winners: 25
Blue Winners: 34
This Week’s Bankrupt Trash
: $31,950
Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season
: $524,136*
Biggest Bankrupt
: $20,815 (Dec. 9), $20,415 (Dec. 21), $15,698 (Jan. 11)
Season-Worst Bankrupt Trash for One Night
: $32,515 (Dec. 21), $22,548 (Jan. 11), $22,315 (Dec. 9)
Top 3 Winning Totals
: $110,100 (Oct. 21), $80,860 (Oct. 28), $74,700 (Oct. 7)  
Lowest Winning Totals: $10,950 (Jan. 8), $10,550 (Oct. 22), $10,050 (Nov. 12)
Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night: $80,100 (Oct. 21), $68,678 (Nov. 18), $67,398 (Jan. 15)
Season-High Week
: $307,708 (SSS Family Week)
Season-Low Week
: $168,088 (Veterans Week)

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 2
$1M Bonus Rounds: 6

$33K: 17/58
$40K: 2/7
$45K: 3/8
$50K: 1/5
$100K (or $1M): 0/1
CAR: 3/16

* includes prizes

 

WoF Recap: January 22, 2016 — BR SHUTOUT ALERT #4

EPISODE #6335: BED & BREAKFAST

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

G _ _ _ _ _ G
_ _ M _ _ _ T _ B _ E

We hope everybody (especially Devin who solved that one) is GETTING COMFORTABLE to play the game…

Devin Mercer: Delaware State Univ. professor who also sings from Cockeysville, MD
Courtney Swenson: fitness coach for seniors who got engaged from Henderson, NV (orig. from MN)
Katarina Gasevski: community college counselor from West Bloomfield, MI

$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

C A _ _ A S
_ O _ E / B A G

Devin’s added another two grand to his CANVAS TOTE BAG.

LAST B&B TRIP: RiverDance Inn in Marshall, NC worth $6K

Round 1: SONG LYRICS (but also RHYME TIME)

T for trouble is how he starts. Second, Courtney calls up two $700 S’s, but then A for awful. Third, Katarina also misses w/ R. Devin resumes his play w/ two M’s for the NC trip, an I, four $500 L’s, four O’s to finish off the vowels and two $900 G’s. Board…

G O O _ / G O L L _
M I S S / M O L L _

…he solves “GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY” (by Little Richard) for $10,300 cash & Carolina..

DUDS: T (Devin), A (Courtney), R (Katarina)

Ladies: $0 each/Devin: $13,300 cash & Carolina

 

Mystery Round: SAME NAME

Once again, we have an instant dud of T, this time by Courtney while she’s on the bedandbreakfast.com gift tag. Second, Katarina LaTs out. Third, Devin has called a $650 R but then S for sorry. Courtney tries again w/ two $600 N’s, three E’s, four $550 C’s, an O, but the LaT also bites her. Katarina next picks a $600 F, an A, a K for the 1/2 CAR near $600, a U to finish off the vowels, but then P for phooey. Devin then uncovers two $900 L’s…

C O N F E R E N C E / &
_ U C K
C A L L

…he solves CONFERENCE & DUCK CALL for $2,450. Oh, and it would be hilarious if the F hadn’t been called.

DUDS: T (Courtney), S (Devin), P (Katarina)
LaTs: 2 (ladies)

Ladies: $0 each/Devin: $15,750 cash & Carolina

 

PP/Express Round: THING

Katarina’s next chance to strike pay dirt begins w/ a $700 T, two E’s, three FP I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $450. Second, Devin climbs aboard the EXPRESS after calling an N.

Next Picks: 4 R’s…A…Y…O…2 U’s…CRASH w/ L (he loses $5,250)

Courtney then says the S for the gift tag and a FP C to complete the board…

O U R / C R U I S E
I T I N E R A R Y

…she’s gonna need that item to get aboard a $6K Costa CARIBBEAN CRUISE.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (everyone else)

Courtney: $8K cash & cruise/Katarina: $0/Devin: $15,750 cash & Carolina

 

$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

M _ _ Y _ A _ _
_ _ _ _ / _ _ A B S

Devin captures some MARYLAND BLUE CRABS for the Tossup sweep.

Round 4: EVENT

It’s all Devin — he calls up a $600 T, a $650 R, an E, two I’s, three $500 N’s, and a $600 G…

_ I N N I N G
_ T R E _ _

…he feels like he’s on a WINNING STREAK, as he solves this one for $2,850.

PR

Courtney: $8K cash & cruise/Katarina: $0/Devin: $21,600 cash & Carolina

Speed-Up: PHRASE

We end the week w/ another one of those $1,600 FSs. The H is said late in the round…

F R O M / H _ _ _
T O / T O _

FROM HEAD TO TOE, Katarina wins her only $3,200 on the night.

DUDS: S (Katarina), N (Courtney), P (Devin), I (Devin), L (Courtney)

FINAL SCORES
Courtney: $8K cash & cruise/Katarina: $3,200/Devin: $21,600 cash & Carolina

GT: $32,800
BANKRUPT TRASH: $5,700

 

$100K Bonus Round
The ** is where he stops.

Category: THING
Another generous RSTLNE serving…

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

GDFU only adds that obvious vowel…

_ _ _ N T
_ E N T U R E

…and we have our second BR SHUTOUT this season; we won’t be initiating a JOINT VENTURE in awarding him $33K.

$5K SPIN ID: DL0161332

MY RATING: 5

WoF Recap: January 21, 2016

Something tells me that this week is gonna be another bad B&B week like the other B&B weeks from past seasons.

EPISODE #6334: BED & BREAKFAST

$1K Tossup: THING

P E _ _ O N A _ I Z E D
A T _ E _ _ I O _

Matt might be getting all the PERSONALIZED ATTENTION after tonight’s game featuring him and these ladies…

Matt Napolitano: commercial property insurance broker & standup comedian/impressionist from Franklin Square, NY
Caroline Zaya: cosmetologist/hairstylist for a decade from Rancho San Diego
Rachel Baker: restaurant server from Apache Junction, AZ

$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

_ A _ _ W _ _ D
_ _ O _ R _

My house doesn’t have HARDWOOD FLOORS, but Matt’s right again.

FEATURED B&B TRIP: Marcel’s Creative Exchange in Amsterdam worth $8,954

Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER

He wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right-side BANKRUPT. Second, Caroline calls up six T’s for $15K, two E’s, two $650 H’s, but then a possible fatal dud of R while on the bedandbreakfast.com gift tag to likely cost her $16,050. Third, Rachel spots two M’s for the Amsterdam trip, two N’s for the gift tag, two I’s, five O’s and a $500 L before she attempts to solve…

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

CLIMB TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN GOAT is right for $11,954 worth of cash and prizes.

SOLE DUD: R (Caroline)
INSTA-BANKRUPT: Matt

Matt: $3K/Caroline: $0/Rachel: $11,954 cash & prizes

 

Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK

Caroline’s off to a bad start on her road to redemption w/ N. Second, Rachel has the same result w/ T while on the MW near $650. From here, it’s all Matt — he picks four S’s for $2,200, two E’s and A’s and U, an $800 G, two O’s, a $3,500 D. Board…

S _ O _ E D
_ O _ _ S _
S A U S A G E

…he eats some SMOKED POLISH SAUSAGE for $5,500.

INSTA-DUDS: N (Caroline), T (Rachel)

Matt: $8,500/Caroline: NIL/Rachel: $11,954 cash & prizes

Classic Bonus Puzzle (1991): PHRASE
This lady chose BDHA…

B _
A _ _ _ D E N T

…thought she solved it BY ACCIDENT? No, she got it no problem.

 

PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Rachel insta-BANKRUPTs near $650. Second, Matt takes out four T’s for $2,600, two I’s, an L for the 1/2 CAR near orange $900, two E’s, and a $900 N before we see…

I ‘ _ E / _ _ T
N _ / _ _ _ _ L E _
_ I T _ / T _ _ T

…he wanted to solve for $3,500 and a trip to the Coconut Bay Resort & Spa in ST. LUCIA worth $8,603? I’VE GOT NO PROBLEM WITH THAT.

INSTA-BANKRUPT: Rachel

Matt: $20,603 cash & St. Lucia/Caroline: NADA/Rachel: $11,954 cash & prizes

 

$3K Tossup: CHARACTER

_ _ _ / V _ N
_ I _ _ L _

RIP VAN WINKLE ups Matt’s total to $23,603.

Round 4: WAYD?

T for trap is how he starts. Caroline secondly LaTs out. Third for Rachel are four N’s for $2,800, two I’s, but then the LaT. Next from Matt are an $800 G, but then L for loss. Caroline follows w/ a FP A, a $700 D, an E to clean out the vowels, but the LaT gets her again. Three $500 M’s later…

M I N D I N G
M _ / M A N N E _ _

…I’m MINDING MY MANNERS, and Rachel makes the $4,050 solve.

DUDS (both by Matt): T and L
LaTs: 3 (ladies; Caroline 2x)

Matt: $23,603 cash & St. Lucia/Caroline: BUPKIS/Rachel: $16,004 cash & prizes

 

Speed-Up: PERSON

Here’s another $1,600 FS for ya. After a T request…

B _ R _ _ _ N
_ _ N T _ R

Matt the BARGAIN HUNTER solves for said FS amount.

DUDS: C (Matt), M (Rachel)

FINAL SCORES
Matt: $25,203 cash & St. Lucia/Caroline: $1K GOOSEEGG/Rachel: $16,004 cash & prizes

GT: $42,207
ZERO BANKRUPT TRASH!

 

$100K Bonus Round
Matt has nobody with him but he spins the C.

Category: WAYD?
We do this all the time whenever we’re in a supermarket…

_ R _ _ S _ N _
T _ E / _ _ S L E S

CGHI adds…

_ R _ _ S I N G
T H E / _ I S L E S

…he needs to be BROWSING THE AISLES…but he BLOWS IT w/ CRUISING THE AISLES instead, and he loses the $50K. This should NOT have been lost, period.

$5K SPIN ID: SC4590514

MY RATING: 5