WOF Retro Recap: January 5, 2012


$1K Tossup: LANDMARK

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

Jesse solves GOLDEN GATE PARK and here are Thursday’s contesti…

Jesse Thompson: no occupation mentioned but he got a complement from the makeup department of the program and is said to be “HD Perfect” from Gilford, NH
Becky Goodson: nurse practitioner, hiker and piano player from Gilbert, AZ
Melissa Lobreglio: 1st grade teacher at Sacred Heart Grade School in Yonkers who’s also an avid reader from Bardonia, NY

$2K Tossup: PERSON

A / S _ A P P Y
D _ _ _ _ _ _

Melissa’s off by a letter w/ A SLAPPY DRESSER.

A / S _ A P P Y
D R _ _ S E _

Jesse gets the tripler as A SNAPPY DRESSER.

FEATURED CA TRIP: Madonna Inn Resort & Spa in San Luis Obispo worth $5,500 (singer obviously NOT included)

Jackpot Round: EVENT

He starts us off w/ three T’s for the green 1/2 KIA, five E’s, two H’s for another $1,600 and two FP O’s. But after his next pick of a $900 N is a DQ for repeating the H. Second, Becky picks up the WC but LaTs out just as quick. Third, Melissa inserts three S’s for $900, buys two A’s, but then duds out w/ R. Jesse then puts up a $900 trio of G’s…

T H E / _ _ G G E S T
G A _ E / O F / T H E

…the Super Bowl is an example of THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON, and he’s right for $5,250.

SOLE DUD: R (Melissa)
SOLE LaT: Becky
SOLE DQ: Jesse’s H repeat

Scores after R1
Melissa: $0/Jesse: $8,250/Becky: WC
 —————  Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

First from Becky’s mouth are three T’s for $1,650, a $500 H for the other 1/2 KIA, three E’s, two FP A’s, three N’s for $1,350 and four I’s. Coming her way next are a $500 C, two M’s for another $1,800, an O, a C repeat while on FP, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to wipe out $5,050 and her cardboard pieces. After the same thing gets Melissa, Jesse SPINGLES for a $300 J…

J _ _ T / I N / T H E
N I C _ / O _
M A _ A _ I N E

…well, the joke’s on him, because he blows the solve w/ “JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME” MACHINE. Back to Becky who puts up a $400 S, the last vowel of U, a $900 K and and F for the CA trip, but next is a STUPID CALL of R while on the MW near the MDW. Melissa then completes the board w/ the $300 G and the $400 Z…

J U S T / I N / T H E
N I C K / O F

…and she reads this answer JUST IN THE NICK OF “TIME” MAGAZINE.

SOLE DUD: R (Becky)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
DQs: (Becky’s C repeat, Jesse’s blown solve)

Scores after R2Melissa: $1K/Jesse: $8,250/Becky: ZILCH  ——————  PP Round: WAYD?  Melissa’s starters are three N’s for $900, an I, two G’s for another $1,800, two A’s and O’s (the latter was called on FP), and an R for the green 1/2 KIA. Next up are two E’s, a $1K pair of S’s, and three U’s before she sees…

S _ R U _ _ I N G
A / S O N G / O N
A / U _ U _ E _ E

…somebody will be STRUMMING A SONG ON A UKULELE for her, because she’s won $3,200 & a trip to The Westin MAUI Resort & Spa Ka’anapali courtesy of SpaFinder.com worth $6,642.


Scores after R3Melissa: $10,842 cash & Maui/Jesse: $8,250/Becky: VERY BAD SHAPE


$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

S _ _ N _
D A _ _ I _ G

Jesse’s SWING DANCING his way back in the lead w/ $11,250.

Round 4: SONG TITLE (full $6K speed-up!)

After six O’s are purchased for free…

H O O R _ _ / F O R
H O L L _ _ O O D

Melissa solves “HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD” for $18K and the win (though she could’ve gotten $12K more w/ the Y’s)!

DUDS: T (Jesse), N (Becky), P (Becky)

FINAL SCORESMelissa: $28,842 cash & Maui/Jesse: $11,250/Becky: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $41,092
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding extras): $5,050


$100K Bonus Round
The M in AMERICA’S (and as in Melissa) has been landed on.

Category: THING
Two letters on the top to start…

_ L _ _ _ T
_ _ _ 

Unfortunately, she’s going w/ CDMA…

_ L _ _ _ T
_ A _ 

…and she won’t be putting the keys to the Eos convertible in her FLIGHT BAG.

MY EP. RATING: 6 out of 10


3 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: January 5, 2012

  1. JP Mackey July 17, 2014 / 1:21 am

    Round 2 – ugly round. And do you remember if Becky dudded out with P before Melissa (wisely) went for the O's in R4?

    IMO Melissa was the best of the players tonight.


  2. Andy Nguyen July 17, 2014 / 1:32 am

    I'm pretty sure she said P last, given that it's an uncommon letter. Bobby McBride often lists the duds in alphabetical order in his recaps (but he's now going in order of what duds were said first like I'm doing).


  3. JP Mackey July 17, 2014 / 2:43 am

    BTW that was SIX O's, not five. A whole bunch of 'em, huh? How Jesse didn't get it with the H's is beyond me…oh well, he and Melissa did good.

    As for Becky…wow. The R call had me going “Huh?” A shame she missed out on a CA trip. 😦


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