Chuck interviews Lydia, who is an avant-garde photographer. The following puzzle is PHOTO, with P H O _ _ showing, and she is stumped, letting her time run out.
The colorful R & B singer, Jules, hands control to the yellow team several times, spelling proper nouns, foreign words, and non-words. He also interrupted his partner, who knew the word was NURSE, thus costing his team the game.
Chuck mentions that the 300 points by Katherine & Danny is the most ever scored in the first round. They barely hold on, however, for a 350-250 victory.
Chris is Chris Watters, Major Victory from Sci-fi network's 'Who Wants To Be A Superhero?'
Leri & Dave tie two Lingo records in this episode according to Chuck. Their 625 score ties the highest score record, while the 625 to 25 ties the largest differential (600 points) record.
Michael and DJ spend almost a full minute of their Final Lingo round stuck on one word. They couldn't come up with TOOTH, despite TOOT- showing for most of that time.
Chuck tells us that the student and teacher contestants were part of the National High School Vocabulary Contest. Naturally, he got tongue-tied and couldn't annunciate it correctly.
The official theme for this week of shows is 'Win With Words Week', to promote good vocabulary.
This episode was sponsered by Kellogg's Raisin Brand Crunch.
Right next door to the Lingo studio, they are taping an episode of Heroes.
Interestingly, for the first time in the Bonus round, a contestant spelled a word with a different first letter than what was given, and was not penalized, except that he spelled it incorrectly. He spelled ONION I-N-I-O-N.
Chuck (Cindy has drawn a 43, needing a 13): Well, you're only off by twenty.
(About 15 seconds pass) Math never was my strong point.
Today Shandi is dressed like the Men In Black.
Chuck's young son Sean appears in this episode. He introduces the Bonus Lingo round, and reads the cue card with the jackpot amount.
Jon & Bill get ten Bonus words, and still have 25 seconds on the clock. Chuck remarks that this game "is great to just sit back and watch".
When Jon & Bill drew their first Lingo in round 1, Chuck didn't notice and started calling for the next board. He was distracted by Shandi's yapping through the drawing of Lingo balls.
In response to a comment by Shandi, Chuck reveals that his first acting role was as Superman in a film made for ABC.
Rachel gets the word, 'PADRE', and Shandi and Chuck make some small talk about Chuck being a new father, a padre. But in reality, Padre, is not a word in english. Does this mean that any spanish word could be a lingo word during 'Fiesta week'?
The second word in the first round of the game is adios. Aren't they supposed to be English language words?
Twice during this game, Jon blurts out the answer when it is not his turn.