WOF Retro Recap: November 28, 2011

As November 2011 comes to a close, we’re kicking off a new week titled “Alpine Adventures”. And this opener is not gonna be very pretty as you read on through…

EPISODE #5511: ALPINE ADVENTURES

$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

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

Donyelle eats some SWISS CHOCOLATE. Let’s see if any of these players will heat things up in a good way…

Donyelle Gorham:
Towson University sophomore studying early childhood education, and a member of their Step team from Lanham, MD
Josh Desmond: started an organization called the Delta Analysis Group from Bristow, VA
Gina Melchor: federal agency worker that manages Western public lands from Santa Fe

 
$2K Tossup: LIVING THING

_ N O _
L _ O _ _ _ D

Donyelle’s 2 for 2 w/ SNOW LEOPARD.

FEATURED AA: Fairmont Chateau Whistler in British Colubia worth $5,800

Jackpot Round: SAME NAME (snowman wipe)

She kicks things off w/ an N for the BedandBreakfast.com gift tag w/ an N, two D’s for $600, four R’s to throw in $10K, and three A’s, followed by two P’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, two S’s for the ski trip, two I’s, an E, and a $500 T. Now we have…

S _ R P R I S E / A N D
_ R I D A _
P A R T _

…unfortunately, she blows the solve w/ SURPRISE AND FRIDAY PARTY to likely throw away her plate along w/ $18,150 cash & prizes. Josh doesn’t do any better w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Gina then SPINGLES for the $600 B…

S _ R P R I S E / A N D
B R I D A _
P A R T _

…and solves SURPRISE AND BRIDAL PARTY for a $400 bonus.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Josh
SOLE DQ: Donyelle’s blown solve

UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $9,400

Scores after R1
Gina: $1K/Donyelle: $3K/Josh: $0

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Mystery Round: SONG LYRICS

Josh LOSES A TURN right out of the gate. Second, Gina selects two R’s for $700, two S’s for another $600, two A’s and an E, two T’s for another $600, three O’s and two I’s, but then M for mistake. Third, Donyelle wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s left-side BANKRUPT. Josh next puts up a $900 pair of P’s, a $300 Y, and three N’s for another $10,500

_ A _ _ / _ R O S T
N I P P I N _ / A T
Y O _ R / N O S E

…he solves “JACK FROST NIPPING AT YOUR NOSE” from “The Christmas Song” for $11,700.

SOLE DUD: M (Gina)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Donyelle
SOLE LaT: Josh

Scores after R2
Gina: $1K/Donyelle: $3K/Josh: $11,700

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PP Round: PHRASE

Gina gets going w/ a $1K pair of S’s and four T’s to add $3,600, then she buys all the available vowels in one fell swoop (the O was on FP)

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

…she says “IT’S BEAUTIFUL THIS TIME OF YEAR” for the leftover $3,600 plus a trip to the Mount Cinnamon Resort in GRENADA worth $6,540.

PR!

Scores after R3
Gina: $11,140 cash & trip/Donyelle: $3K/Josh: $11,700

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$3K Tossup: TV TITLE

_ _ _ / _ _ . / _ Z
S _ _ _

Josh is off by a letter w/ “THE MR. OZ SHOW”.

_ _ _ / _ _ . / O Z
S _ _ _

Donyelle sweeps the Tossups w/ “THE DR. OZ SHOW”.

Round 4: THING

She leads off w/ a $400 N, two FP A’s, a $5K T, a $2,700 trio of R’s, but then a bad I buy. Josh secondly duds out w/ G. Next for Gina are a $500 H and three E’s before we hear the dinging for Speed-Up Mode…

T H E R _ A _
_ N _ E R _ E A R

…the four leftover consonants are worth $1,300 apiece. She then calls the D…

T H E R _ A _
_ N D E R _ E A R

…ans solves THERMAL UNDERWEAR for $1,550 and the win.

DUDS (both before S-U): I (Donyelle), G (Josh)

FINAL SCORES
Gina: $12,690 cash & trip/Donyelle: $6K/Josh: $11,700

GT: $30,390
NO BANKRUPT TRASH THIS GAME!

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$100K Bonus Round
We’ve got a Nissan Xterra 2WD waiting to be won in Bonusland this week. Gina takes the N envelope of SPIN.

Category: THING
Let’s get this five-letter answer started…

_ L _ _ E

GCMO fills in all but one blank…

G L O _ E

…there are only two possibilities for this one — GLOVE or the right one of GLOBE. In her case, she says the former right away and doesn’t say a thing all in the 10 seconds!!! UGH. That costs her $30K. STUPID of her to lose that way…

MY EP. RATING: 4 out of 10

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