WOF Retro Recap: September 29, 2011

EPISODE #5469: SPA FANTASY

$1K Tossup: THING

B O D Y
L _ _ _ _ N

Tim applies some BODY LOTION to get on the scoredboard first among another two men/one woman panel that looks like this…

Tim Barley: freenlancing TV/screenwriter from Hermosa Beach, CA
Debbie Barkholtz: part-time model involved in community theater from Neenah, WI
Kyle Jones: another TV writer who wrote/directed a short zombie film from Burbank (originally from Kailua, HI)

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

_ I L _ – G O O _ E
_ _ A _ _

Debbie’s won this WILD-GOOSE CHASE.

FEATURED SPAFINDER.COM TRIP: Punta Cana Resort & Club in the D.R. worth $6,500

Jackpot Round: MOVIE QUOTE

Debbie picks up that WC right away w/ two T’s, then she proceeds to call two H’s for $1,200, three E’s, an I, a $900 W and two O’s before BANKRUPTING near TD to forfeit $1,350 and the WC. Second, Kyle puts up an $800 M, but gets the exact same fate as Debbie. Third, Tim lights up B and R singles at $500 a pop…

M _ _ / T H E / _ O R _ E
B E / W I T H / _ O _

…he recites the “Star Wars” line “MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU” to tie Debbie for the early lead.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Tim’s opponents)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,300

Scores after R1
Kyle: $0/Tim & Debbie: $2K each

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Round 2: BEFORE & AFTER

Kyle gets this round underway w/ a $300 R, two T’s for $1,100, twin E’s, two S’s for another $600 but then a baddie of G. Second, Tim wants a $450 D, two N’s for $600, two A’s and I’s, a $300 M and the leftover O’s to shut down the vowel shop, but he BANKRUPTS the same way everybody else did to hand back $600. Following a $900 L and a $300 F by Debbie

F A S _ I O N
M O D E L
T R A I N / S E T

…she solves FASHION MODEL TRAIN SET for a $1,200 lead.

SOLE DUD: G (Kyle)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Tim

Scores after R2
Kyle: ZERO/Tim: $2K/Debbie: $3,200

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Mystery/PP Round: HEADLINE

Tim’s first spin is that same lousy BANKRUPT, his second one of the game. Second, Debbie calls up three S’s for $900, a $300 T, five E’s and four A’s, then she picks up the SpaWish gift tag and buys the sole dud vowel of I. Third on Kyle’s radar are a $600 pair of N’s, but then the other normal BANKRUPT; the men have two of those apiece. Back to Tim w/ a FP O and an L while on the MW near LaT. He wants the big money…he’s got it…but next is LaT. Debbie then picks up that MDW w/ four D’s…

_ A N A D A
_ E L _ O _ E S
T H E / D _ _ E
A N D / D _ _ H E S S

…she solves “CANADA WELCOMES THE DUKE AND DUCHESS” for $1,450 cash & GT plus the $6K caravan.com CANADIAN ROCKIES tour.

SOLE DUD: I (Debbie)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (men)
SOLE LaT: Tim

Scores after R3
Kyle: BUPKIS/Tim: $2K/Debbie: $10,650 cash & prizes + MDW

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 $3K Tossup: PERSON

F R O N _ – R _ N _ E R

Kyle isn’t the FRONT-RUNNER of this episode, but he’s finally on the board.

Round 4: AROUND THE HOUSE

He first gets up there a $500 R, two E’s, two H’s for $1,600 and an A, then come four T’s for $2K extra, an I, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to throw away $3,350 (that’s his third of the night). Tim’s next w/ a $500 W but then the Speed-Up Mode bells… 

W H I T E / _ _ T T _ _
_ A T H R _ _ E

…and the Final Spin is set at $1,300. He then puts up the C…

W H I T E / C _ T T _ _
_ A T H R _ _ E

…and solves WHITE COTTON BATHROBE for $1,800.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Kyle

FINAL SCORES
Kyle: $3K/Tim: $3,800/Debbie: $10,650 cash & prizes + MDW

GT: a SEASON-LOW of $17,450
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $6,700

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MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #2
This is only the third time ever that we have two of these in a single week. Debbie’s all-important spin lands her on the E of GAME.

Category: THING
First in this 10-letter answer…

R _ _ _ _
_ _ T _ _ 

MYHI gives her a column of letters…

R _ _ _ H
_ _ T _H

 

ROUGH CATCH and ROUGH WATCH are one letter off. Please don’t tell me she just hit a very ugly ROUGH PATCH

….well, she loses the Miata instead.

$1M SPOT: S of AMERICA’S

MY EP. RATING: 3 out of 10

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One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: September 29, 2011

  1. JP Mackey June 21, 2014 / 2:34 am

    The Y pick in the BR was pretty odd. Was Debbie thinking RUGBY?

    Otherwise, a bland show.

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