WOF Retro Recap: November 2, 2011

EPISODE #5493: FUN & FIT

$1K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

R O L _ _ R
D _ _ _ _

Colleen may NOT be a ROLLER DERBY queen, but she’s on the board first among this panel…

Colleen Sacco: pharmacy school student from Statesboro, GA
Brad French: S.W.C.C. SWAT team member from San Diego

Courtney Leigh: hairstylist in Nashville from Spring Hill, TN

$2K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ _ _ _ S S _ O N
_ T _ N D

Courtney swipes the dough from a CONCESSION STAND.

FEATURED F&F TRIP: Tanque Verde Ranch in AZ worth $6,560

Jackpot Round: FICTIONAL CHARACTER

Here goes Courtney w/ a $500 T, three E’s and an A, two R’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, and the rest of the vowel shop. She then puts in three H’s for $900 and BANKRUPTS near TD to forfeit $1,150 and her plate. Colleen secondly picks up the MDW w/ three L’s, two C’s for a grand, and a $300 M…

M _ T H O L O _ I C A L
H E R O / H E R C U L E _

…she solves MYTHOLOGICAL HERO HERCULES for $1,300.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Courtney
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,100

Scores after R1
Courtney: $2K/Colleen: $2,300 + MDW/Brad: $0

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Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

Colleen gets to work by calling a $400 S, buying three E’s, and FPing three A’s, then she says three T’s for another $900 but then D for dummy. Brad secondly gets the same fate w/ an N call. Third, Courtney puts up the SL of five B’s and doesn’t want to go double or nothing (too bad, because that’s the $10K one). After purchasing the rest of the vowels…

B E A U T I _ U _
B A B _ ‘ S
B _ E A T _
B O U _ U E T

…she blows the $4,250 solve w/ BEAUTIFUL BABY’S BEAUTY BOUQUET. That gives Colleen a second chance, but she squanders $1,050 and her MDW to the other BANKRUPT. Brad then solves BEAUTIFUL BABY’S BREATH BOQUET for the house minimum.

DUDS: D (Colleen), N (Brad)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Colleen
SOLE DQ: Courtney’s blown solve

Scores after R2
Courtney: $2K/Colleen: $2,300/Brad: $1K

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PP Round: FOOD & DRINK

Brad starts this important round w/ two N’s for $600, three E’s, an A, three P’s for $1,050 more, and an I. But after a $300 L is the sole dummy vowel of O. Courtney next puts up a $350 R and twin U’s to shut down the vowel dept., but she then gets the whistle for repeating the P. Colleen thirdly finds two C’s for $1,800, a $300 T, a $500 F for the other 1/2 KIA, and two H’s for a grand, then she turns down her KIA opportunity…

F R E _ H – C U T
P I N E A P P L E
C H U N _ _

…she wins another $3,600 and will likely eat some FRESH-CUT PINEAPPLE CHUNKS on her trip to Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach in HAWAII worth $6,345.

SOLE DUD: O (Brad)
SOLE DQ: Courtney’s P repeat

Scores after R3
Courtney: $2K/Colleen: $12,245 cash & HI/Brad: $1K

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$3K Tossup: SONG TITLE

W _ / _ _ E / _ H E
_ _ A _ _ I _ _ _

Colleen quickly solves “WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS” (by Queen) to go over $15K. 

Round 4: PHRASE (full $1,600 speed-up)

After Brad says two Y’s…

_ _ _ P / Y _ _ R / _ Y _
_ N / T _ E / B _ L L

…he replies “KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL” for another $6,400.

DUDS: S (Brad), D (Courtney), C (Colleen)

FINAL SCORES
Courtney: $2K/Colleen: $15,245 cash & HI/Brad: $7,400

GRAND TOTAL: $24,645 
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding cardboard): $2,100

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$100K Bonus Round
The *** envelope is where Colleen stops on.

Category: PHRASE
This pair of letters gets her started…

_ L _ _ _
_ _ _ _ R _

PMDO gives her a little more help…

_ L _ M _
_ _ O _ R D

…but she’s way off w/ BLAME AWARD, so she won’t CLIMB ABOARD in the 500c Convertible. The dreaded CDMA would have been perfect combo for this answer.

MY EP. RATING: 6

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