WOF Retro Recap: January 3, 2012

EPISODE #5537: CALIFORNIA COAST

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ _ N S _ _
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ D

Ian has a brain fart.

S _ N S E _
_ O _ L _ V A R D

Jame solves SUNSET BOULEVARD. And she’s the only lady of Tuesday’s panel, which looks like this…

Jame Scott: licensing/recruiting coordinator for a foster care agency from Memphis (orig. from S.F.)
Daniel Certner: Duke University graduate and Billy Joel fan (he’s attended 18 of his concerts) who’s hoping to start a business from Morristown, NJ
Ian Freed:A student and aspiring teacher going back to college to get his Master’s Degree from Bayside, NY; also, he once threw the first pitch as a NY Mets contest winner because he’s a Mets and NY Giants fan 

$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS

_ _ _ R G _ _ _ N
T _ E _ _

Daniel solves EVERGREEN TREES.

FEATURED CA TRIP: caravan.com tour of the CA Coast and Yosemite Park worth $5,500

Jackpot Round: FOOD & DRINK

He wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Ian says T for terrible. Third, Jame FPs an A, calls up a $300 N and two Jackpot R’s, and picks up the Beach Bikes.com gift tag w/ two S’s. But after her buy of six E’s is the other normal BANKRUPT to forfeit $2,050 cash & GT. Daniel’s second turn ends quickly w/ the LaT, allowing Ian to call an L for the WC, a $900 F, an O, a $550 H, and an I before he…

F R E S H L _
S _ _ E E _ E _
O R A N _ E / _ _ I _ E

…drinks some FRESHLY SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE for a $50 refund.

SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND: T (Ian)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Daniel, Jame)
SOLE LaT OF THE ROUND: Daniel
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $8,050 

Scores after R1
Jame: $1K/Daniel: $2K/Ian: $1K + WC

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Mystery Round: SONG LYRICS

First from our R1 winner are three T’s for $900, two R’s for the tour, purchases of two I’s and O’s, five FP E’s, amd two S’s while on the MW near LaT. He goes for a quick solve after taking the $2K bribe…

T _ E S E / _ R E / _
_ E _ / O _ / _ _
_ _ _ O R I T E
T _ I _ _ S

…he solves “THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS” (from “The Sound of Music”) for $7,900 cash & CA…but it could’ve been $15,900 had he taken the risk.

PR!

Scores after R2
Jame: $1K/Daniel: $2K/Ian: $8,900 cash & CA + WC

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PP Round: WAYD?

The sole lady of the panel kicks off w/ five N’s for $3K, a G for the MDW, five I’s, two A’s, five T’s for another $4,500, two S’s for the green 1/2 KIA, and the rest of the vowel shop. But after a $300 C, she says a MAJOR DUD in M while on the other 1/2 KIA. Oh boy; she’s thinking the last word’s MOUNTAIN. Daniel LaTs out for the second time this game following his $300 H. Ian then…

T O S S I N G / A
C O I N / I N T O / T H E
T _ E _ I
_ O U N T A I N

…will soon be TOSSING A COIN INTO THE TREVI FOUNTAIN, because he’s won a trip to the Hotel Quirnale (part of worldhotels.com) in ROME from Hotwire.com worth $7,628. Jame’s late blunder denies her of $15,178 cash & trip (it would’ve been twice as painful if she had picked up that other plate).

SOLE DUD: M (Jame)
SOLE LaT: Daniel

Scores after R3
Jame: $1K/Daniel: $2K/Ian: $16,528 cash & trips + WC

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$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ _ _ P P I N G
_ _ _ E

Jame’s SKIPPING ROPE to multiply her total by four.

Round 4: PEOPLE

Her starters are four S’s for $1,200, a $900 N, and three E’s, followed by a FP D, a $900 trio of T’s, but then the signal for Speed-Up Mode…

S T A _ S / A N D
S T A _ _ _ T S

…and the two remaining consonants are worth $1,300 apiece. She puts up the R’s next, but still blanks out for $5,850. Daniel then puts up the L…

S T A R S / A N D
S T A R L _ T S

…and sees a few STARS AND STARLETS.

FINAL SCORES
Jame: $4K/Daniel: $3,300/Ian: $16,528 cash & trips + WC 

GT: $23,828
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,050 cash & GC

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$100K Bonus Round
Ian also lands on the &.

Category: FOOD & DRINK
Two letters on the bottom to start…

_ _ _ _
_ E _ S

It’s some kind of PEAS. After he says MDBA and C

B A B _
_ E A S

…he eats up these BABY PEAS for $35K and a final total of $51,528 cash & trips! 

MY EP. RATING: 7

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One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: January 3, 2012

  1. JP Mackey July 15, 2014 / 3:52 am

    Ian played very well. And Jame…that M call cost her a whole lot. Unlike Sarah on 10/13/11 who didn't even land on the other plate, Jamie lost $30K+ in my eyes.

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