WoF Recap: January 4, 2016

When this season’s schedule was released, we didn’t know what the first week of Jan. 2016 would be. Now we know what it is — it’s the return of “Fun & Fit”. And no, we’re not using that cheap FIAT 500c. You’ll see what the actual vehicle is towards the end of this report. 


VTR: Dec. 3 (Teen Best Friends was taped the next day and both use the generic set)

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

L _ T ‘ S / P _ C K / U P
T H _ / P A _ E

Kelsey gets the second word wrong w/ “LET’S PACK UP THE PACE”, whereas Rebekah rightly states “LET’S PICK UP THE PACE”. In order, the opening players of the week…

Rebekah Secrest: optical tech from L.A.
Kelsey Buchholz: HS English teacher from Garretson, SD
Scott Hartman: works in sales for a very large telecomm. provider from Ballston Spa, NY

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ A M
_ _ O _ _ _ R

Rebekah tastes some CLAM CHOWDER.

FIRST TRIP WEDGE THIS WEEK: Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: DICK’S Sporting Goods

Round 1: FUN & GAMES

She first calls a $1,300 pair of N’s, but the BANKRUPT near the purple $650 takes it all right back. Second, Kelsey spins her way to a $500 T, two $600 S’s, four $500 G’s, two I’s, and the same number of O’s, after which she picks two $700 R’s, two $650 L’s, and the other three vowels. We have…

_ U S _ I N G
A / _ O G G I N G

…she’s PUSHING A JOGGING STROLLER to win her first $5,150.


Rebekah: $3K/Kelsey: $5,150/Scott: $0


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Kelsey picks up the DICK’s gift tag right away w/ an S, but that and the $500 are taken right back by that same BANKRUPT. Second, Scott gets up there a $650 R, two A’s and O’s, but nothing more w/ K while he’s on the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900. Third, Rebekah takes a $600 L, the leftover vowels of two E’s and I’s, a $650 M and a C while on the MW near $650. She risks the $750…$$$. After a $1,650 N trio…

_ E N N I S
E L _ O _

…she scores another $12,400 w/ TENNIS ELBOW MACARONI.

SOLE DUD: K (Scott)

Rebekah: $15,400/Kelsey: $5,150/Scott: NIL

PP/Express Round: THING

The scoreless Scott is off to a bad start w/ an R call. Rebekah secondly tries an $1,800 pair of N’s, vowels of A, O and three E’s, a $700 H, and three FP I’s, but the other normal BANKRUPT bites her to the tune of $1,750. Kelsey thirdly runs into the MDW’s left side. Next from Scott’s mouth are a $600 P, two $500 T’s and a B while on EXPRESS before he goes aboard.

Current Score: $2,600
Next Choices: C, G, and S 

O N E – P I E C E
S _ I T

…his wife Vicki of 28 yrs. needs to bring a ONE-PIECE BATHING SUIT, because this couple will be going to the Ixtapa Zihuatanejo in MEXICO worth $7,770

SOLE DUD: R (Scott)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Rebekah: $15,400/Kelsey: $5,150/Scott: $13,370 cash & MX


$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ _ C K H _ L M
_ _ _ _ E N

Scott locates STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN to take the lead.

Round 4: WAYD?

He gets the obvious out of the way first (two $900 N’s, four I’s, two $800 G’s), then he buys three A’s and E’s to clean out the vowels before LOSING A TURN. Rebekah secondly strikes out w/ S. Kelsey thirdly tacks on two L’s ($700 each) and K’s ($500 each)…

_ E E L I N G / L I K E
A / K I _ / A G A I N

…she’s FEELING LIKE A KID AGAIN for another $2,400.

SOLE DUD: S (Rebekah)

Rebekah: $15,400/Kelsey: $7,550/Scott: $16,370 cash & trip

Speed-Up: PLACE

Consonants are worth $1,500 each. Midway in the round, Rebekah requests the V…

M _ V _ _ / T H _ _ T _ R
_ _ L _ _ _ _

…but she blows the solve w/ MOVIE THEATER FILMING, which doesn’t sound like a PLACE to me. Following Kelsey’s M repeat and an N call, Scott repeats the same bad answer. He gets another shot after calling that B…

M _ V _ _ / T H _ A T _ R
B A L _ _ N _

…he gets MOVIE THEATER BALCONY for another $7,500.

DUDS (both by Kelsey): S and G
DQs: 3 (Kelsey’s M repeat, blown solves by the other players)

Rebekah: $15,400/Kelsey: $5,150/Scott: $23,870 cash & trip

GT: $44,420
BANKRUPT TRASH: $4,550 cash & GT


$100K Bonus Round
The SUV in play this week is a 2016 Jeep Compass Latitude. Scott spins up the P…

Category: WAYD?
One of these days in my life, I will probably be doing this activity…

_ _ _ _ _ N _ / _ _
_ _ N / _ L _ _ _ T

GMFI are all up there, but it’s no guarantee he’ll still get it…

_ _ _ _ I N G / M _
_ _ N / F L I G _ T

…and he NEVER gets the first word of BOOKING MY OWN FLIGHT, so goodbye $33K.

$5K SPIN ID: KM9424896



3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 4, 2016

  1. JP Mackey January 5, 2016 / 4:08 am

    If only Scott called the O's…otherwise, nice front game, but a messy Final Spin is almost NEVER a good sign.

    My rating: High 6


  2. yohan sur January 5, 2016 / 4:36 am

    nice start & champ should be BHGO combo from BR.
    ep.rating : 6


  3. Antwan Rice-McKinley January 5, 2016 / 6:30 am

    I'm sorry for being too Harsh on ratings. This year my ratings will be either exact or 1 rating higher or lower.

    Anyway a good show, Thanks to contestants doing great especially from the $10K MW win. BR loss didn't matter, only Had Scott the O's

    My rating: 6
    0-2 in BR for 2016


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