WOF Retro Recap: December 6, 2011

EPISODE #5517: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 1)

Our next stop’s the set of “Spa Fantasy”.

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ / A _ E _ _ C _ N
O _ _ _ _ N _ L

Kendra says that the show is AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL. From left to right, here are…

Kendra Hauser: Gardner-Webb University graduate who’s currently a deputy clerk from Winston-Salem, NC
Colin Boyd: engineer from San Diego
Ashley Stevenson: Deerfield HS math teacher from Lake in the Hills, IL

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

G _ O _ _ I A
_ E A _ _

Kendra picks off a GEORGIA PEACH to triple up.

FEATURED TRIP: Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in FL worth $5,360

Jackpot Round: SONG LYRICS 

Kendra just misses the good part of the MDW and gets its left-side BANKRUPT instead. Second, Colin puts up three T’s for $1,200, buys three A’s, calls up an $1,800 pair of S’s, and picks up the WC w/ two H’s. After buys of an O and two E’s, he gets a $900 trio of R’s, a $450 W and an I to finish off the vowels…

T H A T ‘ S
W H A T / _ R I E _ _ S
A R E / _ O R

…he solves Dionne Warwick’s “THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR” for $3,350.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Kendra
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,050

Scores after R1
Kendra: $3K/Colin: $3,350 + WC/Ashley: $0

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PP Round: PLACE

Our early leader begins w/ a $1K pair of T’s, buys of an E and two A’s, double S’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, and the FPing of two O’s, followed by the other vowels (two I’s and a U) and an unfortunate dud of D while on TD. Ashley secondly claims a $2,700 trio of R’s, FPs an N, and picks up the other 1/2 KIA w/ two L’s, but she then gives the plate right back along w/ $4,200 to the same MDW BANKRUPT. As for Kendra

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

…she’ll be seeing a LUSH TROPICAL RAIN FOREST on that caravan.com CENTRAL AMERICA TOUR.

SOLE DUD: D (Colin)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Ashley

Scores after R2
Kendra: $9K cash & tour/Colin: $3,350 + + WC/Ashley: ZIP

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Mystery Round: SAME NAME

First, the scoreless Ashley spins her way to T’s for $1,800 but then LaT. Second for Kendra are three R’s for $2,400, three E’s and O’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to give up $1,900; that’s her second of the game. Third in Colin’s favor are a $400 L, the last vowel of three A’s, and a FP P, then we’re looking at…

R O O T / _ E E R / &
P A R A _ E
_ L O A T

…he’s right w/ ROOT BEER & PARADE FLOAT for the house minimum.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Kendra
SOLE LaT: Ashley

Scores after R3
Kendra: $9K cash & tour/Colin: $4,350 + WC/Ashley: BAD LUCK

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$3K Tossup: THING

_ O C I A _
C A L E _ _ A R

Kendra sweeps the Tossups w/ SOCIAL CALENDAR.

Round 4: MOVIE QUOTE (w/ an ! at the end)

Her starters are a $300 M, two T’s for an x7 multiplier, and pairs of E’s and I’s, followed by two H’s for $600 more, two O’s to clean out the vowels, and a $300 F. The board so far…

I ‘ M / T H E / _ I _ _
O F / T H E / _ O _ _ _ !

…she doesn’t know the last word, so $2,250 might be going down the drain for her. Colin then calls up R and L singles at $300 apiece…

I ‘ M / T H E / _ I _ _
O F / T H E / _ O R L _ !

…he says the “Titanic” line of “I’M THE KING OF THE WORLD!” for a $400 bonus.

SOLE DQ: Kendra’s last-word blanking

Scores after R4
Kendra: $12K cash & tour/Colin: $5,350 + WC/Ashley: GOOSEEGG ALERT

Round 5: LIVING THINGS

Colin finally gives up that WC to the same normal BANKRUPT. Ashley’s second in line w/ a $300 S, an R to double up, but then a bad vowel in E and we’re going into Speed-Up Mode…

_ _ _ _
_ _ R _ _ _ _ _ _ S

…w/ an $1,800 Final Spin. Once Ashley finds a C at the beginning of the second word…

_ _ N _
C _ R N _ T _ _ N S

…she plucks some PINK CARNATIONS for her only $2,150 of the night.

SOLE DUD (before bell): E (Ashley)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Colin

FINAL SCORES
Kendra: $12K cash & tour/Colin: $5,350/Ashley: $2,150

GT: $19,500
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding cardboard): $6,100

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$100K Bonus Round
Kendra gets the R envelope.

Category: THING
I know this already, because they last used this at the start of ’04 NFL Players Week and it was solved for $45K…

_ _ _ _ _ _ _
S _ _ N

DMPO doesn’t add anything, and she’s NOT even close w/ MEDICAL and DIGITAL SCAN. She doesn’t obey this HIGHWAY SIGN for the exact same amount.

MY EP. RATING: 4 out of 10

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3 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: December 6, 2011

  1. JP Mackey July 10, 2014 / 2:31 am

    Why was Colin so conservative? … Wow, Dionne Warwick sung that song? I thought it was Elton John.

    And what the heck is a SOCIAL CALENDAR.

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  2. Andy Nguyen July 10, 2014 / 2:57 am

    Yes, she made the song famous after Rod Stewart originally did that song. And Elton did contribute to the song, along w/ Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight.

    Also, look up the social calendar page on facebook and you'll see what it is.

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  3. JP Mackey July 10, 2014 / 3:04 am

    Wow, my instinct was right. It is the Facebook page. Thanks, Andy. You're the best!

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