WOF Retro Recap: December 7, 2011

EPISODE #5518: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 1) 

We’re on the B&B Set.

$1K Tossup: PROPER NAME

J O _ _
_ A _ C O C K

Sasha IDs JOHN HANCOCK. The midweek panel is made up of…

Sasha Hahn: first-year student at U.C. Hastings Law School who graduated from UCSB from S.F.
Vicki Bolling: retail office supervisor from Petersburg, VA
Ryan Atkins: local utility electricity buyer/seller and a Little League baseball coach from Henderson, NV


$2K Tossup: EVENT

F A _ _ _ _
G A _ _ _ _ _ _ G

Vicki also scores w/ FAMILY GATHERING.

FEATURED B & B TRIP: Ober Gtlinburg ski resort in TN worth $5,120

Jackpot Round: SHOW BIZ

A $900 T gets her started, but the LaT bites her just as quick. Second, Ryan FPs two A’s, picks up the WC w/ an N, the Omaha Steaks gift tag w/ an S and the MDW w/ two Rs, and digs up a $1,200 pair of C’s. Following his buys of three I’s, a U and three O’s…

_ I _ A R I O U S
R O _ A N T I C
C O _ _ _ _

… he solves HILARIOUS ROMANTIC COMEDY for $1,450 in cash & food.

SOLE LaT: Vicki
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7K

Scores after R1
Sasha: $1K/Vicki: $2K/Ryan: $1,450 cash & food + WC + MDW

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Round 2: SONG LYRICS

Unfortunately for Ryan, he instantly BANKRUPTS near TD to give up both his special iteams. Second, Sasha calls up four S’s for $1,200, buys three E’s, inserts a $900 D, and gets the green 1/2 KIA w/ three R’s. Following a $400 C…

_ _ _ D _ E S S
_ R _ C _ _ _ S
_ R E _ _ / _ _ _ _ S
_ _ / _ _ R E !

…she quickly solves “GOODNESS, GRACIOUS, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE” (by Jerry Lee Lewis) for $3,750. And she was being way consonative, too.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Ryan

Scores after R2
Sasha: $4,750/Vicki: $2K/Ryan: $1,450 cash & food

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Mystery/PP Round: THING

Current leader Sasha is off and running w/ two T’s for $1,100, pairs of E’s and I’s, but then the LaT. Second, Vicki fits in three N’s via the MW near the vacant MDW and turns down the $3K offer for…the BANKRUPT. Third, Ryan can’t capitalize on TD w/ a dud of S. Sasha next gets up there two R’s for another $800, three O’s, a C for the ski trip, and a U. After a $1K pair of M’s…

_ O T E _
C O N _ I R M _ T I O N
N U M _ E R

…she’s gonna need more than one HOTEL CONFIRMATION NUMBER, because she’s won $1,900, the ski trip, and a sunny trip to ST. LUCIA’S Windjammer Landing Resort worth $5,540; that round was worth $12,560 to her.

SOLE DUD: S (Ryan)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Vicki
SOLE LaT: Sasha

Scores after R3
Sasha: $17,310 cash & trips/Vicki: $2K/Ryan: $1,450 cash & food 

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$3K Tossup: PLACE

_ P _ C _ _ L _ Y
S H _ _

Vicki’s up to $5K w/ a SPECIALTY SHOP.

Round 4: SAME LETTER

Her starters are a $900 T, and $900 N, an O, but then a bad E buy. Ryan secondly FPs an A, puts up the SL of three D’s for $900, and buys the I to quickly clean out the vowels. Next up are four L’s for $2K and the leftover two Y’s to add $1,600…

D O N ‘ T
D I L L Y – D A L L Y

Note to future players: DON’T DILLY-DALLY around this late in the game; he sure didn’t on this one, and earns another $4,250 for his troubles.

SOLE DUD: E (Vicki)

Scores after R4
Sasha: $17,310 cash & trips/Vicki: $5K/Ryan: $5,700 cash & food  

Round 5: PHRASE (full $1,550 speed-up)

After a pair of P’s go up…

P _ S H _ N _ / T H _
_ N _ _ _ _ P _

…Sasha’s PUSHING THE ENVELOPE for her ticket to Bonusland w/ another $4,650.

FINAL SCORES
Sasha: $21,960 cash & trips/Vicki: $5K/Ryan: $5,700 cash & food 

GT: $32,660
BANKRUPT TRASH: WC and MDW

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$100K Bonus Round
The E in AMERICA’S is where Sasha stops on.

Category: THING
RSTLNE gives us…

_ _ L _ _ N _
_ _ _ _ E

GDMA guarantees at least the G…

_ A L M _ N G
_ _ _ _ E

but she only gets the first word; she can’t hear my CALMING VOICE for $40K.

MY EP. RATING: 7 out of 10

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3 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: December 7, 2011

  1. Andy Nguyen July 10, 2014 / 3:36 am

    Yes he did, the Omaha Steaks GT w/ an S. I forgot to write that in, but it's fixed.

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  2. yohan sur May 14, 2015 / 5:12 am

    2011 B&B episodes are total skunked, but this episode wasn't bad. champ CDMI combo would've won.
    ep.rating : 6(champ could've more money or BR won)

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