Week 16 Stats

Total This Week: $279,930

Total for the Season: $4,073,872

BR Win Record: 34-46 (.425)

Car Wins

-Nissan Versas: 2

-BR Car: 13

  • 2 Chevy Equinoxes
  • 2 maZDAs (one CX-3, one CX-5)
  • 4 MINI Convertibles
  • 2 Mercedes-Benz (1 CLA sedan, 1 GLA SUV)
  • 2 VW Tiguans
  • 1 Toyota RAV4

Prize Wedge Wins: 17

Gift Tag Wins: 19

Mystery Wedge Wins: 11

Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 28-7

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 17-11

$10K MW was next to LaT: 11

$10K MW was next to $650: 20

Express was Played-Passed: 10-2

-Successes: 9

-Crashes: 1

Wild Card Usages

-Maingame: 11 (1on $2,500, 8 on $3,500, 2 on $5,000)

-BR: 9

FP Vowels/Consonants: 62/32

5-Round Games: 26

6-Round Games: 3

$6K FINAL SPINS: 3

Gooseegg Victims: 19

Red Winners: 30

Yellow Winners: 26

Blue Winners: 24

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $21,100

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $381,660 + 4 trips of unknown value

Biggest Bankrupt: $18,310 (Oct. 23)

Top Winning Totals: $92,770 (Nov. 20), $79,750 (Oct. 24), $74,600 (Nov. 2)

Lowest Winning Totals: $12,600 (Sept. 18), $10,250 (Nov. 22), $11,268 (Nov. 21)

Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night: $68,520 (Nov. 20)

Season-High Week: $323,729 (Halloween Week)

Season-Low Week: $170,966 (Great Outdoors)

 

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 2
MDBRs: 9

PERSON (or PEOPLE): 5/24; 2-3
PLACE: 3/16; 2-1
THING(S): 5/25; 3-2
PHRASE: 3/18; 1-2
CHARACTER(S): 5/9; 2-3
EVENT: 8/18; 4-4
OCCUPATION: 3/7; 2-1
SHOW BIZ: 3/12; 1-2
AROUND THE HOUSE: 6/16; 3-3
ON THE MAP: 7/12; 3-4
FOOD & DRINK: 7/12; 4-3
FUN & GAMES: 6/16; 3-3
IN THE KITCHEN: 5/15; 1-4
LIVING THING(S): 3/20; 1-2
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 5/11; 1-4
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?: 6/9; 0-6

 

$35K: 18/45

$40K:

$45K: 1/4

$50K: 2/2

$100K (or $1M): 0/5

CAR: 13/24

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WoF Recap: December 29, 2017 — LAST EPISODE OF ’17

EPISODE #6710: HAWAII WEEK

$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ E / _ _ _ T H
S _ O _ E

Barron finds himself in the wrong place w/ THE SOUTH SHORE.

T H E / _ _ R T H
S H O _ E

Lynelle could be visiting THE NORTH SHORE or one of these final aired players of 2017…

Lynelle Harrison: HS para-educator & former youth basketball coach from Waunakee, WI

Barron Coleman: music educator & opera singer from DeSoto, TX

Rei Hanscomb: truffle queen at Pike Place Market & sailor from Seattle who actually saw Pat & Vanna when they taped segments during that city’s “Great American Cities” wk. in S33

$2K Tossup: EVENT

_ O _ K
F E _ T I V _ L

I was afraid somebody would buzz in too early w/ FOOD FESTIVAL, but thankfully that didn’t happen — Rei’s the one who solves FOLK FESTIVAL.

FINAL HAWAII TRIP THIS WEEK: Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort

Round 1: SHOW BIZ

But she instantly strikes out w/ T. Second, Lynelle calls up three N’s for $1,800, a single I, four R’s to add $3,200, an E, and two A’s. But next is an unfortunate dud of L on TD. Third, Barron says D for dud on the Maui Jim gift tag. Rei tries again w/ three FP M’s, but the BANKRUPT near big money wipes away $1,500. Lynelle then puts up a $900 S…

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

… she IDs GRAMMY WINNER BRUNO MARS (he was born in Honolulu to be exact) for $5,150 and a new subtotal of $6,150.

DUDS: T (Rei), L (Lynelle), D (Barron)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Rei

Mystery/Crossword Round: IN MY PRIME

Lynelle lands on the MW near $650 right and says two R’s before turning down the $2K buyout…NEGATIVE. Barron secondly takes an $1,100 T pair, buys three E’s, but the other normal BANKRUPT steals his $850 remainder. Third, Rei grabs the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ a B, but the MDW’s left side takes that and the $500 right back. Lynelle’s second turn sees her tacking on $1,800 worth of three M’s, but then LOSING A TURN. Barron then digs up a $1K N pair, and three I’s…

.    T
M  I N I _ T E R
.    M                I
.    E      N _ M B E R

MINISTER and NUMBER put him on the board.

SOLE LaT: Lynelle
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole gang)

Lynelle: $6,150/Barron: $1K/Rei: $2K

PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Barron first oddly calls for a D, and there aren’t any. Second in Rei’s future are a $600 M, two I’s, a $650 N, the obvious $600 G, an O, and four E’s, but the BANKRUPT near $650 cleans her out of $1,100 that time. Third in Lynelle’s direction are a $1,950 R trio, an F for the same 1/2 CAR, the last vowel of A, $ 650 H, a $600 V, and an $800 S before we see all of this…

I ‘ M / S _ A _ I N G

H E R E / F O R E V E R

…she says “I’M STAYING HERE FOREVER” for $4,250 and a trip to Nick Troubetzkoy’s Anse Chastanet in ST. LUCIA worth $9,500.

INSTA-DUD: D (Barron)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Rei

Lynelle: $19,900 cash & trip/Barron: $1K/Rei: $2K

$3K Tossup: PERSON

A _ P I R _ N G
_ _ _ L E _ E

Lynelle makes the solve of ASPIRING ATHLETE.

Round 4: WAYD?

All Lynelle here — she chooses the obvious ($1,800 N trio, I, $1,100 pair of G’s), O, and three FP A’s to clean out the vowels.

G O I N G
_ A N A N A _

…she’s GOING BANANAS over earning another $2,400 — PR.

Lynelle: $25,300 cash & trip/Barron: $1K/Rei: $2K

Speed-Up: IN THE KITCHEN

Consonants are worth $1,650 each. An N is lit up on the bottom by somebody…

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

Remember the Secret Santa finale this year when somebody said MEAT TENDERIZER in the third Tossup and there was an O already on the board? Now’s the time for that, and Rei has solved for the FS amount.

DUDS: H (Rei) & S (Barron)

FINAL SCORES
Lynelle: $25,300 cash & trip/Barron: $1K/Rei: $3,650

GT: $29,950
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus plate): $3,950

Final set of BR topics this year…

-THING
-OCCUPATION
-LIVING THINGS

She’s going for OCCUPATION.

$100K Bonus Round

Here comes the S of AMERICA’S for Lynnelle. Opening layout…

_ _ _ _ L _
_ _ _ S _ _ _ _ N

DMPA gives her some more help…

_ A M _ L _
P _ _ S _ _ _ A N

Bad news…Betsy from last night did cost us a PBRW. On the bright side, Lynnelle remembers her FAMILY PHYSICIAN to leave w/ $60,300 cash & trip.

And I regret to inform you that 2017 is now officially THE SECOND CALENDAR YEAR IN WHEEL HISTORY AFTER 2004 TO HAVE NO $100K+ WINS AT ALL A RECORD WORST OF 10.  But of course, S28 still holds the all-time worst of 11.

MY RATING: 7

WoF Recap: December 28, 2017

EPISODE #6709: HAWAII WEEK

$1K Tossup: EVENT

_ E D D _ N G / O N
T H _ / _ _ A _ H

Zak knows that Hawaii is a great place for a WEDDING ON THE BEACH. In order, Thursday’s trio…

Zak Levine: worker for a large hotel co. doing marketing & sales who’s also a drummer from Long Beach

Betsy Harlan: homemaker from Asheville, NC

Kinsy Koeplinger: HR business partner for a large interior design app who has a big Chocolate Labrador from Nashville (born/raised in K.C.)

$2K Tossup: THINGS

T _ _ _ T _
_ N _ / T U _ _ S

The TWISTS AND TURNS didn’t stop Betsy from solving this one.

HAWAII TRIP ON THE WHEEL: Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach

Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER

But she says an instant dud of T. Second, Kinsy calls up a FP E, a $1,300 R pair, two A’s, two S’s for the WC, a single I, an N for that MDW, and the last vowel of U. After a $650 J and two C’s for the Hawaii trip, here’s the board…

J U R A S S I C
_ A R _
_ E N C _

Unfortunately, she blows the solve big time w/ JURASSIC PARK FENCE; that could very well cost her $11,048 cash & HI plus that MDW. After Zak BANKRUPTs next to $650, Betsy SPINGLES for the $700 P…

J U R A S S I C
P A R _
_ E N C _

…she gets off the “JURASSIC PARK” BENCH for a $300 bonus.

SOLE DUD: T (Betsy)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Zak
SOLE DQ: Kinsy’s blown solve

Mystery Round: WAYD?

Kinsy begins her road to redemption w/ three N’s for $1,500, four A’s, two FP I’s, two G’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, and a single O. Those are followed by a $1,300 M pair, the last vowel of E, two D’s and T at $500 a pop, and a $600 C before we see this…

T A _ I N G / A
C O M M A N D I N G
_ E A D

Had she not botched the solve from last round, she would have been TAKING A COMMANDING LEAD, but she’s in first for the moment w/ $5,150 — PR.

Zak: $1K/Betsy: $3K/Kinsy: $5,150 1/2 CAR WC

Classic Bonus Puzzle (1999): THING
CDMA only added the frontloading D…

D _ L _ _ _ N

…but DOLPHIN was solved.

PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Here goes Zak w/ a $650 T, an $1,800 N pair, four E’s, and two R’s for the same 1/2 CAR, after which he says an I, a $650 G, but then C for critical dud. Betsy then puts up a $500 S, and buys the last vowel of three O’s…

S O _ E T _ I N G
_ O R / E _ E R _ O N E

She solves for only $250, but this is SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE — the caravan.com PANAMA TOUR.

SOLE DUD: C (Zak)

Zak: $1K/Betsy: $9,250 cash & tour/Kinsy: $5,150 WC

$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME

N I _ _ _ E
K I _ _ _ _

Betsy’s now in five-figure territory after solving NICOLE KIDMAN (yes, this Aussie actress was born in Hawaii).

Round 4: FOOD & DRINK

But the T fails her at the start for the other time tonight. Second for Kinsy are an $800 R, an O, a $10K N pair, and an M courtesy of her WC. But after four E’s is another critical mistake of D for dud to likely throw away $15,300. Zak then inserts three C’s for $1,800 and a $1K F pair…

_ C E / C R E _ M / _ N
_ / _ _ F F _ E / C O N E

…here’s an ICE CREAM IN A WAFFLE CONE worth $2,800.

DUDS: T (Betsy) & D (Kinsy)

Zak: $3,800/Betsy: $12,250 cash & tour/Kinsy: $5,150

Speed-Up: OCCUPATION

Consonants are worth $1,500 apiece. Three R’s are lit up to leave only vowels remaining…

C _ R _ _ R
C _ _ N S _ L _ R

…Kinsy gets some help from a CAREER COUNSELOR for three more grand.

SOLE DUD: T (Zak)

FINAL SCORES
Zak: $3,800/Betsy: $12,250 cash & tour/Kinsy: $8,150

GT: $24,200
ZERO BANKRUPT TRASH

Betsy has a choice of…

-PERSON
-FUN & GAMES
-AROUND THE HOUSE

She chooses AtH.

$100K Bonus Round

Betsy lands on the & like Tuesday’s champ. Just a pair of letters in the bottom to start…

_ _ _ _
_ _ N _ T _

PHMO only adds two of the vowel on top…

_ O O _
_ _ N _ T _

Say goodbye to our perfecto hopes — whether she owns a WOOD VANITY or not, she loses $35K.

MY RATING: 4

WoF Recap: December 27, 2017

EPISODE #6708: HAWAII WEEK

$1K Tossup: OCCUPATION

_ R _ F E _ _ _ O N _ L
_ _ _ F _ R

Uh, Lisa, PROFESSIONAL OFFICER doesn’t even fit the blanks and the theme.

_ R _ F E _ _ _ O N _ L
_ _ _ F E R

Jake’s right w/ PROFESSIONAL SURFER. Midweek panelists…

Jake Pollgreen: photographer/videographer from Newport Beach

Kay Williams: licensed aesthetician who works for a major beauty co. from Newnan, GA

Lisa LeDrappier: engineering co. worker in project controls who has an ex-husband named Pierre from Warren, NJ

$2K Tossup: THING (also SAME LETTER)

R _ M _ _ K A B L _
_ E S _ M B _ _ _ _ E

Kay solves REMARKABLE RESEMBLANCE.

HAWAII TRIP ON THE WHEEL: Napili Kai Beach Resort

Round 1: PHRASE

She begins the proceedings w/ a $550 T, two E’s and A’s, two N’s for the HI trip, an $1,800 D trio, but then a baddie in the first letter of her name. Second, Lisa calls up two L’s for $1,300, buys a single U, lights up a $900 R, but then purchases the sole dud vowel of O. After Jake LaTs out, Kay puts up a $600 P and we have…

_ _ L D / A N D
U N P R E D _ _ T A _ L E

She’s won another $3,450 and is off to the WILD AND UNPREDICTABLE state of HI worth $8,900.

DUDS: K (Kay) & O (Lisa)
SOLE LaT: Jake

Jake: $1K/Kay: $14,350 cash & HI/Lisa: $0

Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Lisa BANKRUPTs near $650 right out of the gate. Jake secondly misses w/ T. Kay thirdly tries a $1,600 pair of N’s, triple I’s, but then S for sorry. Back to Lisa who puts up a $650 L, two A’s and four E’s, the SL Bonus of seven P’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, a $650 R, and the final vowel of O before we see this Hawaiian food…

P E P P E R O N I
P I N E A P P L E
P I _ _ A

PEPPERONI PINEAPPLE PIZZA is good for $5,050.

DUDS: T (Jake) & S (Kay)
INSTA-BANKRUPT: Lisa

Jake: $1K/Kay: $14,350 cash & HI/Lisa: $5,050 1/2 CAR

PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Here goes Jake w/ an $800 R, double A’s, but the BANKRUPT near $650 takes away the $550 remainder. Second, Kay inserts a $10,500 trio, buys the other four vowels in one fell swoop, but then lands on the MDW’s right side to forfeit $9,500. Lisa then uncovers a $1,950 N trio…

_ I _ T E N I N _ / T O
A / _ T E E _ / _ R U _
_ A N _

…she’ll soon be LISTENING TO A STEEL DRUM BAND at the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in JAMAICA worth $7,300.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (those people before Lisa)

Jake: $1K/Kay: $14,350 cash & HI/Lisa: $14,300 cash & Jamaica

$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME

L E G _ L
_ _ _ _ _

Lisa listens to the LEGAL EAGLE to be in first place for the moment.

Round 4: EVENT

Coming from her mouth next are a $600 N, O and two I’s, but then M for mistake. Second for Jake are $550 T and R singles, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to hand over $1,100. After Kay’s $1,500 L trio, it’s S-U time…

L I _ _ L _
_ _ L _ _ R _ T I O N

…w/ a $1,600 FS. The three E’s are purchased to clean out the vowels…

L I _ E L _
C E L E B R A T I O N

LIKELY CELEBRATION is one letter off, but Lisa may be having a LIVELY CELEBRATION in Bonusland after solving for $1,700.

SOLE DUD BEFORE FS: M (Lisa)
SOLE DUD IN S-U: D (Jake)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Jake

FINAL SCORES
Jake: $1K/Kay: $14,350 cash & HI/Lisa: $19K cash & Jamaica

GT: $34,350
BANKRUPT TRASH: $11,150

The available topics for Lisa…

-THING
-SHOW BIZ
-LIVING THINGS

It’s SHOW BIZ time.

$100K Bonus Round

Lisa lands on the S in AMERICA’S. I have a couple ideas for this one…

_ R _ E _
_ _ _ E _

CDMO will pretty much give her the second word (and the second word’s NOT VIDEO as I first thought)…

_ R _ E _
C _ M E O

I don’t know if Chuck Woolery will make a BRIEF CAMEO on the show this season, but I do know that this lady’s the third straight MINI Convertible winner; her final total is $48,860 cash & prizes.

MY RATING: 7

WoF Recap: December 26, 2017

EPISODE #6707: HAWAII WEEK

$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ _ U L E L E
L E S _ _ N S

Joe could soon be taking UKULELE LESSONS, or these ladies whose names begin w/ C…

Joe Yawe: biotech salesman after finishing his PhD at UMass Medical School in Worcester from Revere, MA (orig. from Uganda)

Courtney Fortner: guitar player in spare time from Orlando

Cheryl Madrid: admin. assistant for a property mgmt. co. married for 25 yrs. from Irvine

$2K Tossup: 80’s MOVIE TITLE

D _ R T Y
_ _ _ C I _ G

Cheryl takes us back to 1987 for “DIRTY DANCING”.

HAWAII TRIP ON THE WHEEL: Hilton Waikoloa Village
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Hunter (loaded VISA card)

Round 1: EVENT

But Cheryl and Joe start w/ quick duds of T and R, respectively. Going to Courtney who calls up a $500 L, three A’s, two G’s and M at $500 a pop, an E, and two I’s. But after a $2,100 N trio is the LaT. Once Cheryl misses again w/ S on the Hunter gift tag, Joe proceeds to say a $600 W, the last vowel of O, but then B for bad. Courtney follows w/ a $650 P, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to forfeit $4K. Cheryl then completes the board two F’s and a Y at $600 apiece…

W I N N I N G / A
P L A Y O F F / G A M E

…she reads the above for $1,800.

DUDS: T (Cheryl), R (Joe), S (Cheryl), B (Joe)
SOLE LaT: Courtney
SOLE BANKRUPT: Courtney

Joe: $1K/Courtney: $0/Cheryl: $3,800

Mystery/Crossword Round: LADY ________

Joe first wastes a turn w/ the same normal BANKRUPT. Courtney secondly digs up two G’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, two A’s, a $900 R, a $550 Y, but she then repeats the A. Third, Cheryl can’t capitalize on TD w/ S. Joe’s second turn quickly goes by the wayside w/ N for negative. Courtney’s second turn sees her picking a $600 L, a single E, but then W for worthless on TD. Next for Cheryl are a $650 T, a single I, but then the one dud vowel of O. Joe follows suit w/ a $600 B, two U’s, but then the LaT. Courtney then inserts the $700 C…

L I B E R T Y
U   U
C    G A G A
_

…Lady LUCK gives her three grand for solving this grid.

DUDS: S (Cheryl), N (Joe), W (Courtney), O (Cheryl)
SOLE LaT: Joe
INSTA-BANKRUPT: Joe
SOLE DQ: Courtney’s A repeat

Joe: $1K/Courtney: $3K/Cheryl: $3,800

PP/Express Round: THING

Here goes Courtney w/ a $550 R, two E’s, a $1,300 T pair, an I, two N’s for the Hunter GT, three A’s, but then the LaT. Second for Cheryl are a $1,400 L pair, three U’s, an $800 B, a single O, a $600 Y, a D for the WC, but then F for flunk on the same 1/2 CAR. Joe then SPINGLES for an S on FP…

U N S _ O I L E D
N A T U R A L
B E A U T Y

…he’ll admire the UNSPOILED NATURAL BEAUTY of the IBEROSTAR Bavaro in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

SOLE DUD: F (Cheryl)
SOLE LaT: Courtney

Joe: $7,550 cash & D.R./Courtney: $3K/Cheryl: $3,800 WC

$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION

C A _ I N E T M A _ E R

Cheryl cuts the deficit to $750 w/ CABINETMAKER.

Speed-Up: PHRASE

Consonants will be worth $1,500 each. After a lady requests a G…

S T R _ N G _ R
T H _ N / _ _ _ T _ _ N

…this is somewhat STRANGER THAN FICTIONCourtney solves but still loses by a mere $50.

FINAL SCORES
Joe: $7,550 cash & D.R./Courtney: $7,500/Cheryl: $6,800

GT: $21,850
BANKRUPT TRASH: $4K

Joe’s topic list…

-THING
-PERSON
-FOOD & DRINK

F&D is his selection.

$100K Bonus Round

The & is where he stops on. Only the last letter to start…

_ _ _ / _ _
_ _ _ _ S

FCMU is an interesting combo…

_ _ _ / _ F
C _ _ _ S

I’ve got good news and bad news. Good news — he has solved. Bad news — he’s got the keys to the MINI Convertible from this BAG OF CHIPS, so his final total will be $37,410 cash & prizes.

MY RATING: 6

WoF Recap: Christmas Day 2017

EPISODE #6706: HAWAII WEEK

$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS

_ _ / _ _ / _ _ / _ _ / _ A
_ _ / _ _ / L _ / _ _

Bill totally blows it w/ “DO RE MI FA SO LA TI DO, and that doesn’t even fit what today is.

_ _ / _ _ / _ _ / _ A / _ A
_ _ / L _ / L _ / _ A

Patti nails FA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA(from “Deck the Halls”). Here are the players on this Christmas day…

Patti Bowdler: ladybug lover from Somers Point, NJ

Andi Jaroensuk: stay-at-home mom from Henderson, NV

Bill Johnson: retired air traffic controller now working for a major FL supermarket as a cashier/customer service rep from Jupiter, FL

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

S T R I K I N G
_ / _ O _ E

Patti’s wrong this time w/ STRIKING A NOTE, whereas Andi’s STRIKING  A POSE to spin first.

HAWAII TRIP ON THE WHEEL: Koloa Landing Resort in Kauai
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Maui Jim

Round 1: PHRASE

But she says an instant dud of R. Second, Bill calls up a $700 N, a couple A’s, a $600 D, three E’s, two T’s for the WC, and a $5K pair of H’s (he doesn’t use the WC even w/ Pat’s reminder). He next buys three O’s, lights up a $500 S, buys two I’s clear out the vowels, and uses the WC this time for $7,500 worth of a C and two K’s. He then asks this question…

_ H O / A T E / T H E
_ I _ K / A N D
C O O K I E S ?

“WHO ATE THE MILK AND COOKIES” is right for $14,300.

INSTA-DUD: R (Andi)

Bill: $14,300/Patti: $1K/Andi: $2K

Mystery/Crossword Round: COWABUNGA DUDE!

Here goes Bill w/ two R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900 (Ford Fiesta), pairs of E’s and A’s, a $1K T duo, and a single. O. Next up are a $1K S pair, twin U’s, but then the BANKRUPT near big money to lose $2K and his plate. Second, Patti puts up a $600 D, two FP W’s, and a $900 B before she tries to complete this grid…

.                   W
S U R _ B O A R D
E                  _
A              W E T S U _ T

SURFBOARD, WAVE and WETSUIT are the remaining words for $2,500.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Bill

Bill: $14,300/Patti: $3,500/Andi: $2K

PP/Express Round: PLACE

At the start, both women waste their turns on penalty spaces (Patti on MDW’s left side, Andi on LaT). Going to Bill already w/ an $1,800 T trio, three E’s, a single A, two R’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600, and two O’s. After $1,650 trios of P’s and C’s…

T _ E / P E R _ E C T
_ P O T / _ O R
A / P _ C _ _ C

…he’s won another $5,350 and a trip that is THE PERFECT SPOT FOR A PICNICBARBADOS at the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort worth $6,050.

SOLE LaT: Andi
SOLE BANKRUPT: Patti

Bill: $25,700 cash & trip/Patti: $3,500/Andi: $2K

$3K Tossup: PERSON

_ R _ _ _ – _ _ – _ E

Bill has another solve w/ BRIDE-TO-BE.

Round 4: LIVING THINGS

Next on his hit list are a $650 S, a single E, two A’s, a $650 R, but then a worthless O buy. Second for Patti are a $500 T, two I’s, a $650 N, a $900 M, and a $1K G before she…

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

…spots the MIGRATING WHALES for another $2,800.

Speed-Up: THING

Consonants will be worth $1,600 a pop.

Chosen Letters (beginning w/ Patti): two T’s, S, dud of N, two R’s, G, C, M

G R _ _ T
M _ S T _ R _ _ _ C _

Patti comes up w/ a GREAT MASTERPIECE for $8K more.

SOLE DUD: N (Bill)

FINAL SCORES
Bill: $28,700 cash & trip/Patti: $14,300/Andi: $2K

GT: $45K
BANKRUPT TRASH (minus plate): $2K

Bill’s BR category choices…

-PHRASE
-EVENT
-FUN & GAMES

He goes for F&G.

$100K Bonus Round

Another MINI Cooper Convertible is being offered (I doubt that’s the same price as the one we saw on Weekend Escapes). After Bill spins up the E in GAME, let’s get this big one started…

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

CDPA is a PERFECT combo…

P L A _ _ N _ / _ N
T _ E / _ A C _ _ A R D

While his kids will enjoy PLAYING IN THE BACKYARD, he’ll cruise around in this 2018 MINI Convertible worth $29,860; that gives him a final total of $58,560 cash & prizes.

MY RATING: 8

IDIOT ALERT: Intelliguy75

That idiot Intelliguy75 (Jimmy Ruska) was so inspired by you-know-who that he gave me this comment…

“I’ll once again declare a technical win, because Eva just needed more time, for Pat to let her look at the card, let somebody from the audience help her out, or let her choose from one of the remaining two categories. She becomes the biggest winner in Wheel history. All the totals will need to be adjusted accordingly”.

Jimmy — SHUT UP. The totals will STAY AS IS and Eva is NOT the biggest winner in Wheel history. There will be ONLY 10 SECONDS, and looking at Pat’s card as well as audience helping is downright CHEATING AND VERY STUPID. Why don’t you call the show yourself and argue with the staff?

Week 15 Stats

Total This Week: $263,215

Total for the Season: $3,793,942

BR Win Record: 30-45 (.4)

Car Wins

-Nissan Versas: 2

-BR Car: 10

  • 2 Chevy Equinoxes
  • 2 maZDAs (one CX-3, one CX-5)
  • 1 MINI Convertible
  • 2 Mercedes-Benz (1 CLA sedan, 1 GLA SUV)
  • 2 VW Tiguans
  • 1 Toyota RAV4

Prize Wedge Wins: 16

Gift Tag Wins: 19

Mystery Wedge Wins: 11

Mystery was Flipped-Declined: 27-7

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 17-10

$10K MW was next to LaT: 10

$10K MW was next to $650: 20

Express was Played-Passed: 10-2

-Successes: 9

-Crashes: 1

Wild Card Usages

-Maingame: 9 (8 on $3,500, 1 on $5,000)

-BR: 9

FP Vowels/Consonants: 59/29

5-Round Games: 23

6-Round Games: 3

$6K FINAL SPINS: 3

Gooseegg Victims: 19

Red Winners: 27

Yellow Winners: 25

Blue Winners: 23

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $23,850

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $360,560 + 4 trips of unknown value

Biggest Bankrupt: $18,310 (Oct. 23)

Top Winning Totals: $92,770 (Nov. 20), $79,750 (Oct. 24), $74,600 (Nov. 2)

Lowest Winning Totals: $12,600 (Sept. 18), $10,250 (Nov. 22), $11,268 (Nov. 21)

Highest Maingame Winnings for One Night: $68,520 (Nov. 20)

Season-High Week: $323,729 (Halloween Week)

Season-Low Week: $170,966 (Great Outdoors)

 

Bonus Round Stats

Perfect BR Weeks: 0
BR Shutouts: 2
MDBRs: 9

PERSON (or PEOPLE): 5/22; 2-3
PLACE: 3/16; 2-1
THING(S): 5/22; 3-2
PHRASE: 3/17; 1-2
CHARACTER(S): 5/9; 2-3
EVENT: 8/17; 4-4
OCCUPATION: 2/6; 1-1
SHOW BIZ: 2/11; 0-2
AROUND THE HOUSE: 5/15; 3-2
ON THE MAP: 7/12; 3-4
FOOD & DRINK: 6/11; 3-3
FUN & GAMES: 5/14; 2-3
IN THE KITCHEN: 5/15; 1-4
LIVING THING(S): 3/18; 1-2
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 5/11; 1-4
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?: 6/9; 0-6

 

$35K: 17/43

$40K:

$45K: 1/4

$50K: 2/2

$100K (or $1M): 0/5

CAR: 10/21

WoF Recap: December 22, 2017

Unless some miracle happens tonight and/or possibly next week, that million dollar loss from last night could very well be the final nail in the coffin for what has been a HORRIBLE 2017 in terms of grand prize losses. And from what we’ve heard (SPOILER ALERT), this WON’T be the only heartbreaker that occurred on this taping day.

EPISODE #6705: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

$1K Tossup: THINGS

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

Kevin sees some SHINING STARS. Trying to soften the blow of that $1M loss are…

Kevin Johnson: retiree from a major chemical co. from Ft. Worth

Michelle Robinson: song/poetry writer from Louisville (orig. from California)

Mallory McBride (not related to Bobby): psychologist at the largest mental health hospital west of the Mississippi & movie buff from Tacoma, WA

$2K Tossup: PEOPLE

_ A I _ _ F U L
F R I _ N _ S

Michelle has some FAITHFUL FRIENDS.

Round 1: PHRASE

But she insta-BANKRUPTs next to $650. Second, Mallory calls up a $650 S, a $1,200 pair of R’s, two A’s, but then T for terrible. Third, Kevin takes a $700 L, buys triple I’s, and lights up a $1,500 D trio. We have…

I / L A _ _ _ _ D / S _
_ A R D / I / _ R I _ D

…he says “I LAUGHED SO HARD I CRIED” for $1,950 and a new total of $2,950.

SOLE DUD: T (Mallory)
INSTA-BANKRUPT: Michelle

Holiday S-O: stage crew (John Lauderdale included)

Mystery Round: QUOTATION

Mallory first can’t find any R’s in this biggie. Kevin secondly picks an $800 T, buys two E’s, but then hits the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $550. Third, Michelle wastes another turn w/ the same BANKRUPT she got before. Mallory tries again w/ a $1,300 S pair, three A’s, a single I, and triple N’s for the 1/2 CAR near $650. But after buying the other two vowels, the BANKRUPT next to TD steals $2,300 and her plate. Kevin follows w/ two L’s for the MDW, two FP D’s, two B’s for the other 1/2 CAR, and two F’s on the MW near $650 before obviously declining (good call; that’s the BANKRUPT one). Next up are a $500 Y, three H’s for the SS (The Company Store), and a G on the same MW before he tries to recite all of this…

A / B U N D L E / O F
T O Y S / H E / H A D
F L U N G / O N / H I S
B A _ _

“A BUNDLE OF TOYS HE HAD FLUNG ON HIS BACK” (from the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas”) is right for $13K cash & spree that round.

SOLE DUD: R (Mallory)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (everybody)

Mallory: NIL/Kevin: $15,950 cash & SS 1/2 CAR MDW/Michelle: $2K

Last Holiday S-O This Week: control room (Jim included)

PP/Express Round: WAYD?

All Kevin here — he picks a $1,300 N pair, two I’s, a $600 G, four A’s, a $1,300 T pair, a single O, a $1,500 R trio, and an L for the WC. Board…

_ A _ I N G / T R A _ _ L
_ R _ _ A R A T I O N _

…he solves for $4,450 and will soon be MAKING TRAVEL PREPARATIONS for his trip to the Sheraton MAUI worth $8,065 — PR.

Mallory: NADA/Kevin: $28,465 cash & prizes WC MDW/Michelle: $2K

$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

P O R _ H
_ I G _ _

Michelle turns on a PORCH LIGHT.

Round 4: EVENT

Next from her mouth are three FP E’s, a $500 N, three T’s to x4 up, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Second for Mallory are a $700 R, a single A, a $1,600 S pair, and the other two vowels…

U _ _ _ / S _ E A T E R
_ O N T E S T

…she doesn’t win an UGLY SWEATER CONTEST, but rather her first $1,550.

SOLE DUD: I (Michelle)

Speed-Up: ON THE MAP

Consonants are worth the big one of $6K! A T is said early…

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

Mallory locates GENEVA, SWITZERLAND for $12K.

FINAL SCORES
Mallory: $13,550/Kevin: $28,465 cash & prizes WC MDW/Michelle: $5K

GT: $47,015
BANKRUPT TRASH (plate not included): $2,350

We’ll soon find out if we have made a very big turnaround from last night after Kevin picks one of the following…

-THING
-OCCUPATION
-FUN & GAMES

Unfortunately, he goes for THING.

MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #9

Not only do we see his wife of 41 yrs. holding his MDW (Jan), he also brought along his two oldest sons Scott and Jif. His envelope will come from…the N of WIN. The first and last letters of this answer are as follows…

S _ _ _ _
_ _ _ E

CDPO and M will pretty much give him the first word…

S _ O C _
_ _ _ E

He gets the job done and will we get the SHOCK WAVE that he just made history???…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nohe was three spaces away (M of AMERICA’S) and will have to settle for the $35K, giving him a final total of $63,465 cash & prizes.

MY RATING: 7

WoF Recap: December 21, 2017

EPISODE #6704: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ A P L E – _ _ _ _ E _
_ H _ _ S T _ _ S / H _ M

Catie doesn’t know it.

M A P L E – _ _ A _ E D
_ H R I S T _ _ S / H _ M

Eva gets a piece of MAPLE-GLAZED CHRISTMAS HAM. One of these people could get a pretty big Christmas gift after this episode’s finished…

Eva Klentos: solar sales consultant from San Luis Obispo

Catie Mazzabufi: technology recruiter for a propriety trading firm from philly

John Peterson: home improvement contractor who wants to be a boxing ring announcer from Howell, NJ

$2K Tossup: PLACE

_ O M P U _ E R
_ A B

John solves COMPUTER LAB.

Round 1: WAYD?

He opens w/ the obvious (two $500 N’s, three I’s, two $800 G’s), and a FP E. Next up are a $650 L, the purchases of two A’s and three O’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $2,500. Second, Eva calls up a $1,300 pair of S’s, the last vowel of U, a $650 T, a $1,500 R trio, and a $700 C. We have…

S I N G I N G / O U R
_ A _ O R I T E
C A R O L S

SINGING OUR FAVORITE CAROLS is what we’re doing for $3,900.

SOLE BANKRUPT: John

Holiday S-O: Art Dept.

Mystery/Crossword Round: __________ BED

Eva gets that MDW right away w/ T, FPs a pair of A’s, picks up the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ an S, and buys three O’s. After that are a $700 F, two E’s, two R’s for the other 1/2 CAR, but then a potentially fatal LaT. Catie next picks off a $3,500 Y, the last vowel of I, but the same normal BANKRUPT takes back $3,250. Once John LaTs out…

O Y S T E R   A
.      O              I
.      F _ O _ E R
.      A

Eva completes the grid w/ FLOWER for $1,700 and that Versa for a total of $16,930 that round.

LaTs: 2 (Eva & John)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Catie

Holiday S-O #2: Post-production

Catie: NIL/John: $2,000/Eva: $21,830 cash & Versa MDW

PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Here goes the scoreless Catie w/ four S’s for $2,200, a couple E’s, but the other normal BANKRUPT cleans her out of $1,950. Second, John inserts a $900 L, but then the sole dud vowel of A for awful. Third, Eva lights up a $1K N pair, buys the other three vowels, plugs in a $700 G, but then says M for mistake. Catie follows w/ a $650 R, but then the LaT. After John spins up the same BANKRUPT Catie got to hand over $650…

_ I _ E S U R _ I N G
L E S S O N S

Eva’s won another $950 and could be taking KITESURFING LESSONS on her trip to the Galley Bay Resort in ANTIGUA worth $9,320.

DUDS: A (John) & M (Eva)
SOLE LaT: Catie
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Catie & John)

Catie: COAL ALERT/John: $2,000/Eva: $32,100 cash & prizes MDW

$3K Tossup: 80’s MOVIE TITLE

T H _ / _ _ _ A _ _ _ _ T
C _ _ B

The Simple Minds song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” is featured in this flick, and Catie is finally on the board w/ “THE BREAKFAST CLUB”.

Round 4: THINGS

But she says an insta-dud of T. Second for John are two FP E’s, but then the LaT. Third in Eva’s direction are a $600 R, but the A proves to be the sole dud vowel in a round for the second time tonight. After Catie’s $550 S is the signal for S-U…

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

…and it’s a $1,500 FS. The J is said late…

J O _ F _ L
M E M O R _ E S

Catie’s won another $2,050 and some JOYFUL MEMORIES from this show.

DUDS BEFORE FS: T (Catie), A (Eva)
DUDS IN S-U: N (Catie), P (John), C (Catie), D (Eva), B (Catie)
SOLE LaT: John

FINAL SCORES
Catie: $5,050/John: $2,000/Eva: $32,100 cash & prizes MDW

GT: $39,150
BANKRUPT TRASH: $8,350

Here are the MDBR subjects for Eva…

-PERSON
-FUN & GAMES
-IN THE KITCHEN

It’s FUN & GAMES time.

MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #8

Holding Eva’s MDW are mom Elaine, stepdad John and sister-in-law Nicole. Her spin of truth lands on…the I of SPIN — oh, that space worries me. Let’s see the opening board, Vanna…

_ _ E _ N
_ _ _ _ _ _ N _

HPDI causes me to cringe…

_ _ E _ N
_ _ _ _ _ I N _

…and HER GAME’S OVER. It was OCEAN KAYAKING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…AND MY WORST FEARS HAVE BEEN REALIZED — SHE’S THE SECOND MILLION DOLLAR LOSER THIS SEASON.

FURTHERMORE, SHE ALSO MISSES OUT ON BECOMING THE NEW ALL-TIME TOP WINNER ON THE SHOW BY ALMOST A COUPLE THOUSAND DOLLARS — NOT VERY WELL PLAYED BY HER.

VIDEO BONUS: SECOND MILLION DOLLAR LOSS THIS SEASON

FEATURED SS: NOVICA

MY RATING: 5