WOF Recap: May 23, 2014

EPISODE #6030: SHOP YOUR WAY

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

A / _ _ _ A T
V _ _ U E

Robert’s solve is A GREAT VALUE. Rounding out the week are…

Robert Doyle: financial fraud prevention and education worker who’s collected 400+ Adam Wainwright baseball cards (b/c he’s a Cardinals fan) from Alton, IL
Anita Gambill: pro musician and accompanist from Terre Haute, IN
Carol Tom: math/English tutor (w/ a degree in the former) from Diamond Bar, CA

$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ _ O _ K – _ _ _ _ K
J _ _ _

Carol comes up w/ a KNOCK-KNOCK JOKE (last used on 9/23/2008 during Teen Best Friends and not solved for $25K).

Round 1: CHARACTERS

Three R’s for $1,800 get Carol started, but she LOSES A TURN almost instantly. Second, Robert picks up the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ five T’s, calls four H’s for $2K and buys three E’s, then he puts up three N’s and a D at $350 a pop, and an $800 pair of G’s. We now have…

_ _ N G / _ R T H _ R
& / T H E / _ N _ G H T _
_ _ / T H E / R _ _ N D
T _ _ _ E

…he IDs KING ARTHUR & THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE for $6,450, though he could’ve gone for the K’s.

SOLE LaT: Carol

Scores after R1
Robert: $7,450 + 1/2 CAR/Anita: $0/Carol: $2K

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Mystery Round: SAME NAME

Robert’s forced to give up his plate right away due to the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Anita speaks a dud of T. Third, Carol finds a $500 N, a $700 N and two A’s, followed by a $350 D, three E’s, but then S for sorry while on the SYW wedge. Robert next FPs an I, plugs in a $650 B, and buys O and U singles to clean out the vowels, but he then repeats the D. After Anita BANKRUPTS the same way as him, Carol gets the MDW’s right-side BANKRUPT to lose $1,050. Robert then lights up two K’s for $1,800, a Y for the WC, and a $1K pair of F’s…

_ O F F E E / A N D
_ U _ K Y
B R E A K

That second half is ironic — he catches a COFFEE AND LUCKY BREAK for another $3,450.

DUDS: T (Anita), S (Carol)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole gang)
SOLE DQ: Robert’s D repeat

Scores after R2
Robert: $10,900 + WC/Anita: BAD LUCK/Carol: $2K

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PP/Express Round: PLACE

Anita continues her quest to finally score by starting w/ three T’s for $1,800, two E’s, three N’s for $2,100, a $500 S, and four A’s. Next up are four R’s for $2,400, two I’s, but then LaT to cost her $6,050…

R _ _ A N T I _
_ _ E N – A I R
R E S T A _ R A N T

…because Carol will be dining at a ROMANTIC OPEN-AIR RESTAURANT during her stay at ANTIGUA’S Galley Bay Resort from Hotwire.com, a package worth $9,339.

SOLE LaT: Anita

Scores after R3
Robert: $10,900 + WC/Anita: STILL ZIP/Carol: $11,339 cash & Antigua

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$3K Tossup: THING

C A R D I _ A N
_ W _ A T _ R

Carol pulls out a CARDIGAN SWEATER.

Round 4: PERSON (full $1,900 speed-up)

_ _ N T _ _ P _ _ _ _ _
_ _ T _ S T

Carol gets CONTEMPORARY ARTIST for $3,800 worth of icing.

FINAL SCORES
Robert: $10,900/Anita: $1K HARD LUCK GOOSEEGG/Carol: $18,139 cash & prizes

GRAND TOTAL: $30,039
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $1,050

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$100K Bonus Round
Carol’s envelope is the E of GAME.

Category: PHRASE
The first letters to appear…

_ _ _ N _
_ _ E R _ _ _ R _

HMPA only gives her the vowel…

_ _ _ N _
_ _ E R _ _ A R _ 

…and Mike McClellan from last night is off the hook, because she was GOING OVERBOARD in a bad way w/ those choices. And guess what showed up tonight…

…THAT’S RIGHT — IT WAS $100,000; SHE’S THE FIRST GRAND PRIZE LOSER ALL SEASON LONG. DARN. At least we won’t make history of it not showing up at all this season, but let’s hope somebody’s won that in our final three weeks coming up. She would’ve won big time had she went w/ my BGHO combo.

$5K SPIN ID: JK7909287

MY EP. RATING: 3

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11 thoughts on “WOF Recap: May 23, 2014

  1. JP Mackey May 24, 2014 / 1:02 am

    Wow. Just wow. I'm at a loss for words right now…

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  2. Antwan Rice-McKinley May 24, 2014 / 1:05 am

    AW!! That $100,000 landed on and lost, and felt very bad for me. My episode rating because of that: 1

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  3. Andy Nguyen May 24, 2014 / 1:23 am

    So am I. This ep. started out fine, but it all fell apart beginning in R2. And BGHO would've done it for her big time.

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  4. Andy Nguyen May 24, 2014 / 1:27 am

    One more thing, I heard the canned groans for the $100K reveal. The audience was bored about this game for good reason.

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  5. Anonymous May 24, 2014 / 2:04 am

    Wow, for the 1st time this season!

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  6. Michael Taylor May 26, 2014 / 12:49 am

    Well, I think Wheel should expand this season through the end of August if the $100K's not won because I didn't see it at all until Friday.

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  7. Andy Nguyen May 26, 2014 / 2:54 am

    What makes you think that, you fool? They have no reason to expand that, and GET A LIFE! 😡

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  8. JP Mackey May 26, 2014 / 3:22 am

    If Wheel does NOT get a $100K WIN in the next 15 episodes…or a perfect 10 from you, Andy…this will be the most BORING season ever.

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  9. Andy Nguyen May 26, 2014 / 4:04 am

    Agreed. I won't rest easy until it's finally won this season.

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  10. JP Mackey May 26, 2014 / 5:44 am

    I don't think they even WANT a $100K WIN after all the big wins from last season.

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