WOF Retro Recap: January 4, 2012

EPISODE #5538: CALIFORNIA COAST

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ A M _ / A N D
_ O R _ U N E
  Ann solves the two F’s of FAME AND FORTUNE. Hoping to hit the Jackpot on this Hump Day are… 
Ann Beckstrom: retired financial services company worker who also took lessons in driving Zambonis from Denver
Chris Jamison: Ole Miss graduate & a seven-year minister who’s hoping to be a consulting worker from Byhalia, MS
Heather Bonner: founder of a non-profit coupon-clipping organization to benefit food banks that’s spread to 12 states from Dacula, GA
 
$2K Tossup: PLACE S _ A T I _ _ E R Y
_ _ O R E

Ann triples up w/ STATIONERY STORE. 
FEATURED CA TRIP: Stevenswood Spa Resort in Little River from Hotwire w/ $6K

Jackpot Round: RHYME TIME

Here she goes w/ three N’s for $2,700, an A, three R’s for the CA trip, six E’s, and four P’s for another $2,200…

P E T E R / P E T E R
P _ _ P _ _ _ / E A T E R

…she solves “PETER, PETER, PUMPKIN EATER” for $10,400 cash & trip.
PR! 
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6,450  Scores after R1 Ann: $13,400 cash & trip/Others: $0 each  —————  Mystery Round: WAYD?

Chris’s first actions are getting three N’s for $2,400 and LOSING A TURN. Second, Heather wastes her first spin w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, Ann picks up the 76 gas card w/ a G, three R’s for $1,050, and four E’s before hitting the MDW’s left side to hand over $1,800 cash & gas. Chris next gets up there a $3,500 W and three A’s, but he then BANKRUPTS the same way Heather did to give up $5,650. That lady in the middle follows w/ a $700 pair of S’s and a B for the MDW, then she’s…   B R E A _ _ N G / AN E W / _ E A R ‘ SR E S _ _ _ _ _ _ N

BREAKING A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION for the house minimum.  BANKRUPTS: 3 (whole gang)SOLE LaT: Chris  Scores after R2Chris: BAD LUCK/Heather: $1K + MDW/Ann: $13,400 cash & trip   ——————  PP Round: THING   Heather’s starting letters are a $300 T, an E, a $900 R, and an A, but next is the other normal BANKRUPT to cost her $700 and the MDW. Second, Ann can’t pick up the blue 1/2 KIA w/ an N.Third, Chris lights up an $800 L, a $300 M, an O, a $300 H and B, a $900 D, and two I’s to round out the vowels. But after a $550 W is a baddie of C. Heather then goes for the mystery trip…
_ L O _ _ _
W I D E – B R I M
H A T

…she has the right answer…problem is, she added an unnecessary A in front, so Ann will wear a FLOPPY-WIDE BRIM HAT on a trip to the Sugar Bay Resort & Spa in ST. THOMAS worth $6,925.  DUDS: N (Ann), C (Chris)SOLE BANKRUPT: Heather (2nd of the night)
SOLE DQ: Heather’s blown solve
 Scores after R3Chris: GOOSEEGG ALERT/Heather: $1K/Ann: $20,325 cash & trips   —————–  $3K Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN 
S _ L A D
_ O N _ _

Heather quadruples up w/ SALAD TONGS  Round 4: SHOW BIZ
Going down her path first are a $1K pair of S’s, an A, two N’s for another grand, and the I at the start before we hear the Speed-Up bell…
 I / _ _ / A _ _ / _ _
_ _ N / S _ _ N _ S

…and the rest of the consonants are worth $1,500 apiece. Two L’s are said by Ann
I / _ _ / A L L / _ _
_ _ N / S T _ N T S

…she wrongly says “I DO MY OWN STUNTS” in a good way for $3K and the win.  FINAL SCORESChris: $1K GOOSEEGG/Heather: $4K/Ann: $23,325 cash & trips  GT: $28,325BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding MDW): $8,150 cash & gas    —————–  $100K Bonus Round Ann’s got the E envelope of GAME.  Category: THING  This is what all actors and actresses need to know…  _ _ _ L _ _ _ E   DMPA is good enough for…  D _ A L _ _ _ E   only the first half of DIALOGUE. The last time they used this back in Chicago on May 14, 2008 during “Get in the Game” (I was in the audience on that day), the $40K was lost… 

…BUT IN ANN’S CASE, SHE’S THE FIRST $100K LOSER OF THE YEAR (and third overall this season). IT’S ALSO THE SECOND STRAIGHT SEASON THAT WE HAVE A GRAND PRIZE LOSER ON THIS PARTICULAR DAY OF THE YEAR. Bummer.  MY EP. RATING: 5 out of 10

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2 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: January 4, 2012

  1. JP Mackey July 15, 2014 / 4:00 am

    It's a shame Ann lost like that. Hey, she still did very well in the maingame. Once you get the first 2 Toss-Ups and dominate in the round after that, that's when you solidify yourself as a very good player IMO!

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