WoF Recap: April 18, 2016

We hope this Big Money Week is so much better than their disastrous outing in S29 (the two $100K losses back then).

EPISODE #6396: BIG MONEY WEEK

VTR: March 3

They’re using the generic set instead of the patriotic set w/ money decorations they last had in S29 — boo, hiss.

$1K Tossup: RHYME TIME

_ E A L _ H Y
& / _ E _ L T H Y

Bonnie’s HEALTHY & (hopefully) WEALTHY, as we meet the first players this week…

Bonnie Clark: weightlifting coach from Canton, GA
Ebony Geurrier: res-hall director at Stockton Univ. from Roselle, NJ
Justin Melvin: associated mental-health professional who learned the alphabet by the time he was 18 months old by watching “WHEEL” from Lynchburg, VA (orig. from Frederick, MD)

$2K Tossup: PROPER NAME

_ B _ _ _ _ M
L _ N _ _ _ _

He’s on the $5 bill, and Bonnie triples up w/ ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

TRIP WEDGE: vegas.BUZZ
Mon./Wed./Fri. $$$ Gift Tag: Bicycle Playing Cards

Round 1: LIVING THINGS

She wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Second, Ebony calls up a $650 T, buys two A’s, lights up quadruple N’s for $2,800 more, and buys three E’s, before LOSING A TURN. Third, Justin picks off four S’s for $2,600, but then makes the sole bad purchase of I. Bonnie follows w/ an $800 D, four O’s, three $700 B’s, and the last vowel of U…

B _ U E B O N N E T S
A N D / O _ A N _ E
B _ O S S O _ S

..she smells some BLUEBONNETS AND ORANGE BLOSSOMS for $2,400.

SOLE DUD: I (Justin)
SOLE LaT: Ebony
INSTA-BANKRUPT: Bonnie

Justin: $0/Bonnie: $5,400/Ebony: $0

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Ebony goes first w/ a $600 T, but then A for awful (and it’s the sole dud vowel of this board). Justin secondly picks up the WC w/ an N, but the BANKRUPT near TD takes that and the $500 right back. Third, Bonnie spins up the one near $650. Ebony‘s second turn sees her choosing a $500 S, I and O, a $600 R, five E’s, two $650 V’s, two $600 P’s, and the last vowel of U. Following a $3,500 G and a $1,200 pair of H’s…

N E V E R
G I V E / U P
H O P E
_ H E S T

…she’s got her first $7,650 from a NEVER GIVE UP HOPE CHEST.

SOLE DUD: A (Ebony)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (everybody else)

Justin: ZIP/Bonnie: $5,400/Ebony: $7,650

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PP/Express Round: PLACE

Justin LaTs out on the spot. Second, Bonnie strikes out w/ S. Third, Ebony picks off a $600 T, three E’s, a $700 H, and two A’s, then come a $650 R, two $500 L’s, but then M for mistake while on gift tag. Justin then uncovers an $1,800 C pair, and we have…

_ A L C _ _ _
_ _ E R L _ _ _ _ _ _
T H E / _ C E A _

…he’s finally on the board, and this place has a BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN — the Napili Kai Beach Resort in MAUI.

DUDS: S (Bonnie), M (Ebony)
SOLE LaT: Justin

Justin: $9,180 cash & HI/Bonnie: $5,400/Ebony: $7,650

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$3K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ _ T E / _ A R _ O

Justin locates the luxurious city of MONTE CARLO.

Round 4: WAYD?

First on his road are a $2,100 N trio, three I’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to forfeit $1,850. Second for Bonnie are a $5K G, three E’s, a $1,500 T trio, but then the LaT, and it’s S-U time…

I N _ E _ T I N G / I N
T _ E / _ _ _ _ E T

…w/ a $1,650 FS. One H and R later…

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

…Justin could be INVESTING IN THE MARKET w/ a little more money.

SOLE LaT: Bonnie
SOLE BANKRUPT: Justin

FINAL SCORES
Justin: $13,830 cash & HI/Bonnie: $5,400/Ebony: $7,650

GT: $26,880
BANKRUPT TRASH (WC disregarded): $2,350

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$100K Bonus Round
Sorry, ladies and gentlemen, but they DON’T have the $65K, $75K, and $85K available this week. They do, however, have this luxury vehicle on offer — a Cadillac SRX. Justin lands on the S of SPIN.

Category: THING
David Letterman recently grew one of these…

_ _ _ _ _
_ E _ R _

DYHA gives him at least the second word…

_ _ _ _ Y
_ E A R D

…the double Z’s have shot him down — he can’t shave this FUZZY BEARD for $40K.

$5K SPIN ID: EG4254443

MY RATING: 5

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: April 18, 2016

  1. jpgenius April 18, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    FUZZY? Forced loss material.

    My rating: 6

    Like

  2. ant0824 April 18, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    Boo hiss. BR loss terrible. Disappointed as always with BR losses of > $40K.

    Rating: Low 5

    Like

    • jpgenius April 19, 2016 / 8:49 am

      At least the audience made it A-okay.

      Like

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