WOF Retro Recap: November 21, 2011

EPISODE #5506: SECRET SANTA SWEEPSTAKES

$1K Tossup: THING

_ I _ M _ N D
_ _ N _ A _ T

Lori can buy a DIAMOND PENDANT w/ the grand she just won. The SS on this next-to-last episode of the sweepstakes…

Lori Rowson: no occupation mentioned but she cooks her family Sunday dinners every weekend from Bakersfield
Becky McCormick: Navy Lieutenant Reserve who navigates ships around the world and a substitute teacher from Princeton, KY (orig. from Hisndale, NH
Daniel DiBona: auto sales supervisor for a Richmond insurance company who’s been training for skydiving and marathons from Fredericksburg, VA

$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ _ N _ _ C T
_ _ _ _

Daniel solves the classic Hasbro game CONNECT FOUR.

Jackpot Round: SHOW BIZ

He picks up the sears GC right away w/ a T, then he calls up a $300 S, four E’s, a $600 L, and two O’s before saying D for dud. Second, Lori wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, Becky claims two Jackpot R’s…but she doesn’t solve for a $6,700 pot and goes on to strike out w/ H. Back in control, Daniel has the green 1/2 KIA w/ two M’s…

_ _ E S O M E
M O _ _ E
T R _ _ L E R

…he’s seen more then one AWESOME MOVIE TRAILER for another $6,400 in cash & SS.

DUDS: D (Daniel), H (Becky)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Lori
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,700

Scores after R1
Daniel: $8,400 + 1/2 KIA/Lori: $1K/Becky: $0

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
 

Lori strikes out right away w/ R while on the other 1/2 KIA spot. Second, Becky BANKRUPTS next to the WC as does Daniel, so there goes his plate. Lori uses $500 from a T and spends that money for an E and two A’s, then she calls up four N’s for $1,200, two D’s for the 1/2 KIA from the same location Daniel got it from, the rest of the vowels, a G for the Gourmet Gift Baskets.com gift tag, and triple P’s to add $2,400. She’s still stumped on the first on, so she goes on…and BANKRUPTS on the MDW’s right side to forfeit $4,850 cash & GT plus that plate; that’s her second one this episode. Becky then inserts two M’s and a J at $300 a pop…

J U M P I N G
U P / A N D
D O W N
P A Y M E N T

…she’s JUMPING UP AND (given a $100) DOWN PAYMENT.

SOLE DUD: R (Lori)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole group)

Scores after R2
Daniel: $8,400/Lori: $1K/Becky: $1K

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PP Round: SONG/ARTIST

Becky’s letter rundown is made up of two T’s for $600, two H’s for another $1K, and two obvious E’s, but she gets the same MDW BANKRUPT to toss aside $1,350; both women have a pair of those so far. Daniel secondly picks off a $3,500 C, two A’s, four O’s, and four B’s to add $2K, then we have…

_ O O _
_ _ B _ A T _ O _ _
B _ / T H E / B E A C H
B O _ _

…he solves “GOOD VIBRATIONS” BY THE BEACH BOYS for $5K plus a $6,700 trip to the Almond Casuarina Beach Resort in BARBADOS.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Becky

Scores after R3
Daniel: $20,100 cash & trip/Lori: $1K/Becky: $1K

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$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME

T _ D / D A N _ O N

Daniel IDs former “Cheers” cast member TED DANSON

Round 4: PEOPLE

His starters are a $450 S but then M for mistake. Lori also strikes out w/ T. Third for Becky are two N’s for $600, a $600 R, but then E for error. Daniel next inserts a $300 L, but we hear the Speed-Up bells…

_ _ _ _ – R _ N _ _ N _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ L S

…and Pat’s Final Spin is gonna be $1,900. Becky puts up two F’s…

H _ G H – R _ N _ _ N G
_ F F _ C _ _ L S

…she solves HIGH-RANKING OFFICIALS for $6,650.

DUDS BEFORE BELL: M (Daniel), T (Lori), E (Becky)
DUDS AFTER BELL (both by Daniel): D and P

FINAL SCORES
Daniel: $23,100 cash & trip/Lori: $1K/Becky: $7,650

GT: $31,750BANKRUPT TRASH (disregarding plates): $6,200

LORI SPIN ID: JB33103 (Jeff B.)
BECKY SPIN ID: KL7618104 (Ken L.)

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$100K Bonus Round
Daniel hits the N of WIN.

Category: PHRASE
This is a pretty big one…

T _ _ _ N _ / _ _ T _
T _ E / _ _ E _

CDMO won’t add too much more…

T O _ _ N _ / _ _ T _
T _ E / _ D E _

and only the first word stumps him; he was TOYING WITH THE IDEA of winning the Camaro Convertible, but it’s not his.  

LAST SPIN ID: TE00582 (Toni E.)

MY EP. RATING: 6

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