WOF Recap: May 30, 2014

Today is Autumn Erhard’s one-yr. anniversary of her $1M win! I doubt we’re gonna see a repeat, but you’ll never know.

EPISODE #6035: HERE COMES SUMMER!

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

M _ K I N _
_ _ _ V _ L / _ _ A N S

Brian could be MAKING TRAVEL PLANS if he wins a trip to someplace exotic, but we need to interview him and the ladies from left to right…

Brian Dombrowski: 50th Aerial Port A.F. Squadron member and construction security fence salesman from Newhall, CA
Mary Magiera: pet-sitter and dog walker from Phoenix (orig. from WI)
Natalie Jacko: asst. operations manager for an electrical industrial supply co. and animal lover from New Haven, CT (orig. from Woodridge, NJ)


$2K Tossup: THING

C A L E _ D A R
O _ / _ _ _ _ T S

Brian flubs this time w/ CALENDAR OF MONTHS.

C A L E N D A R
O _ / _ V E _ T S

Mary gets CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

TONIGHT’S HOTWIRE TRIP: $6,500 Costa Mediterranean Cruise

Round 1: SONG LYRICS

Mary kicks things off w/ an $800 T, two S’s for the 1/2 CAR near $900, three A’s and five I’s, but then the LaT. Second, Natalie claims a $400 N, two C’s for $1,600, a pair of O’s, and five L’s for the gas cards. But after buying two E’s and a U to wipe out the vowel shop, she also LaTs out. Third, Brian finds a $350 F, two R’s for $1,200, and a W for that MDW

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

….he initially says “I WISH THEY COULD ALL BE” but catches himself and correctly recites “I WISH THEY ALL COULD BE CALIFORNIA GIRLS(by the Beach Boys and covered by David Lee Roth) for $1,550.

LaTs: 2 (ladies)

Scores after R1
Brian: $2,550 + MDW/Mary: $2K/Natalie: $0

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Natalie’s up first w/ a $650 T, three E’s, a $900 H, three S’s for $1,950 more, but then a bad O purchase. Second, Brian exchanges $500 from an N to buy the leftover triple A’s and twin I’s. Two $500 L’s later is a dud of M (and the audience appluaded for no reason). Mary then FPs a W and picks up the other 1/2 CAR w/ two C’s…

C _ A C _ S
I N / T H E
S I _ E W A L _
S A L E

She finds some CRACKS IN THE SIDEWALK SALE for $1,500 when she could’ve gone for the K’s.

DUDS: O (Natalie), M (Brian)

Scores after R2
Brian: $2,550 + MDW/Mary: $3,500 + 1/2 CAR/Natalie: ZERO

—————–

PP/Express Round: THE 80’s

Brian first gets the 1/2 CAR from the same location Natalie got in the last round w/ an S, two T’s for a grand, two I’s and four O’s, followed by $2K worth of N’s and five A’s, then we have…

N A T I O N A _
_ A _ _ O O N ‘ S
_ A _ A T I O N

He IDs the film as “NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION” for $2,750 plus a trip package to the Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC worth $7,128.

PR!

Scores after R3
Brian: $12,428 cash & prizes + MDW/Mary: $3,500/Natalie: ZILCH

—————-

$3K Tossup: PHRASE

L O _ _ / W _ O ‘ S
I N / T _ _ / _ E _ D

Mary says “LOOK WHO’S IN THE LEAD” to get closer to Brian.

Round 4: EVENT

First from her are a $500 S but then the sole dud vowel of E. Second for Natalie are two N’s for a grand, two A’s, but then L for loss. Third, Brian lights up a $600 pair of G’s, buys two I’s, but we hear the bells for Speed-Up Mode…

G _ A _ _ A _ I N G
_ I _ _ / _ _ N _ _ S

…the consonant value’s $1,500.

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

Mary’s GRADUATING WITH HONORS for another $3,250. 

DUDS (before FS): E (Mary), L (Natalie)

FINAL SCORES
Brian: $12,428 cash & prizes + MDW/Mary: $9,750/Natalie: $1K GOOSEEGG

GRAND TOTAL: $23,178
NO BANKRUPTS TONIGHT!

MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #11
His wife Amber, mother Charlotte, and Marcus are holding that sparkly green wedge as he lands on the C.

Category: PHRASE
The RSTLNE aid…

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

GFMI brings him…

F I N _ / _ _ _ R
G R _ _ _ E

Let’s see if you can FIND YOUR GROOVE in less than 10 sec., Brian...he doesn’t get the last word

…and he loses the Wrangler.

$1M LOCATION: P

$5K SPIN ID: MR4109854
 
MY EP. RATING: 5

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2 thoughts on “WOF Recap: May 30, 2014

  1. JP Mackey May 31, 2014 / 2:59 am

    See Andy? Nick being this week's highest winner WAS the reason he was the blogger! Wow…this week was average…and this 1-yr. anniversary was NO better.

    I looked up the themes for seasons 21-22 and found out their respective finale themes were “Back to the Beach” (!!) and “Life's a Beach” because it was summertime. Do you think they were extra-episodes? Because I do.

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  2. Andy Nguyen May 31, 2014 / 3:13 am

    I thought they would be too, since I don't think they used “America Game” back then.

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