WoF Recap: January 12, 2018 — SKUNK THREAT #4

We were able to avert the skunk on this this theme week last season; can we do it again for this season?



_ / P O D / O F
_ O _ P H I _ S

Keith & Betty spot A POD OF DOLPHINS. From left to right, here are…

Keith & Betty Kohler (17yrs): the hubby’s a HS English teacher; they’re from St. Charles, IL

Mike & Jennifer Houck (11yrs): he works for a medical device co. (and is a Navy vet) while she’s a homeschool mom; they’re from San Diego

Tiffany & Jay Wolf: she’s a NYPD officer while he’s a helicopter pilot for the NYPD; they’re from Long Island

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

S _ I _ Y
_ _ A B / _ _ K _ S

Betty just barely makes it in w/ SPICY CRAB CAKES.


The Kohlers get started w/ a $500 S, one E and four A’s, bu then C for crud (yes, they fell for the CASH trap). Second, the Houcks waste a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, the Wolfs call up a $2,500 R, an I, an $1,800 pair of T’s, four G’s for $3,600 more, a $1,500 N trio, and a $500 H before they try to complete this grid…

.             _                    H
.         G A R G A N T _ A N
.             S                   G
G I A N T                   E

They get VAST and HUGE, but they blow the pronunciation of GARGANTUAN (she said gar-gan-CHEE-an), so that will cost them $9,650. After the Kohlers hit the other normal BANKRUPT, the Houcks pronounce that long across word correctly (gar-gan-chew-an).

SOLE DUD: C (Kohlers)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Kohlers, Houcks)
SOLE DQ: Wolfs’ botched pronunciation

Mystery Round: EVENT

The Houcks are up to bat first w/ three T’s for $1,500, four E’s, an $800 N, two I’s, but then the LaT. Second, the Wolfs get the cruise w/ a G, buy three A’s, and light up four R’s for $3,200 before they try to redeem themselves…

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

We love MEETING OUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS and they have successfully solved for $12,733 cash & cruise.

SOLE LaT: Houcks

PP/Express Round: PHRASE

The Wolfs are off and running w/ a $3,500 R, three A’s, four N’s for $2,600 more, a single E, but then the BANKRUPT next to $650 to lose $5,600. Second, the Kohlers squander a turn on the MDW’s right side. Third, the Houcks put up a $700 T, a $600 F, two S’s for the WC, four Y’s for $3,600 more, and a $1K pair of D’s to clean out the consonants. We have…

S _ N N Y / D A Y
S _ N N Y / D A Y

They’ve solved for another $6,900 and it will be SUNNY DAY AFTER SUNNY DAY during their stay at the Aulani Resort.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (other teams)

Kohlers: $3K/Houcks: $15,210 cash & Oahu WC/Wolfs: $12,733 cash & cruise

$3K Tossup: 80’s WAYW?

_ H _ _ _ D _ R
P _ _ _

This was used as a bonus puzzle in S28 (solved for a BMW convertible) during their Las Vegas road trip, and Betty solves SHOULDER PADS to sweep the Tossups.

Speed-Up: WAYD?

Consonants will be worth $1,500 each. After the last consonant of H shows its face…

C H _ N G _ N G
C _ _ R S _

This is the time to be CHANGING COURSE in Bonusland, and the Houcks are going there after solving for $6K.

DUDS: T & L (both by the Kohlers)

Kohlers: $6K/Houcks: $21,210 cash & Oahu WC/Wolfs: $12,733 cash & cruise

GT: $39,943

Final set of topics on offer…


They’ll do SHOW BIZ. According to Pat, they’re “avoiding controversy” between the first and last choices.


$100K Bonus Round

For almost all this week, there have NOT been any supporters for the winning teams in each episode. Tonight, we see Jennifer’s mom Charmaine, daughters Bevin and Hailey (the latter is the oldest), and sister Amy. Jennifer picks up the envelope for the N of WIN. Two L’s to start in this eight-letter answer…

_ _ L _
_ L _ _

DMPA and C give them…

_ _ L M
C L _ P

…but they STILL WON’T be seeing a FILM CLIP of themselves winning $35K, so we’ve got ourselves BACK-TO-BACK SKUNKINGS. What the heck were you two thinking?


I really feel your pain, Malek. I really feel your pain…


9 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 12, 2018 — SKUNK THREAT #4

  1. ant0824 January 12, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Unfortunately, We cannot get a BR win. and Because of That, the BR loss streak is now at 10. (The longest BR loss Streak was 14 date back in 2013)

    My rating: 4


  2. ant0824 January 12, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    Dear oh Dear, They threw this Episode and the Week down the Toilet.

    My Weekly rating: 1


  3. PriceRight89 January 12, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    I’ve taken a habit to not watching the Bonus Rounds during Disney weeks because it’s a sure thing they’re going to be lost.

    Also, how do you not get CLIP after nailing FILM> That boggles the mind.


  4. Malek Masoud January 12, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    Well Andy, it’s quite saddening that we just got ourselves a double-digit losing streak as far as bonus rounds were concerned, and now we have to worry about the possibility of the all-time record worst for longest bonus round losing streak (which was 14 BR losses in a row back in May 2013) being broken. ☹️

    Liked by 1 person

    • ant0824 January 12, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      Because if we don’t get a BR win this Month, this sure as well be its Worst Month Ever.


  5. jpgenius January 12, 2018 / 11:59 pm

    Tight match between the Houcks and Woulfs…but the BR loss made me cringe. 🤦🏾‍♂️

    My rating: 6


  6. Tomas Ford January 13, 2018 / 2:52 am

    Did Julian Batts put a curse on the contestants for the rest of the season?

    Grade: F+


  7. wheelfan January 13, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    When was the last time there was 2 shutouts in a row? I say we all root for a Monday BR win!!


    • ant0824 January 13, 2018 / 10:38 pm

      May 2013 back in New York which also Triggered a 14 Straight BR losses in a Row


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