WOF Retro Recap: January 6, 2012

EPISODE #5540: CALIFORNIA COAST

$1K Tossup: PROPER NAME

_ _ N / _ _ _ G O
C _ A _ _ _ _ _

Allan totally forgets the category, because he incorrectly says SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.

_ _ N / _ _ _ G O
C _ A _ G _ R _

Karen IDs the NFL’s SAN DIEGO CHARGERS. Time to meet ’em in order…

Karen Broussard: manager for a communication co. from Abita Springs, LA
Angie Jones: farmer from Atkins, AR
Allan Levin: massage therapist who usually plays the show’s slot machine from Vegas

$2K Tossup: WAYD?

P L _ N _ _ N G
A / _ _ R D _ N

Angie does this often, but it’s Karen who triples up w/ PLANTING A GARDEN.

FEATURED CA TRIP: The Bread & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla from BedandBreakfast.com worth $6K

Jackpot Round: FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

She leads off w/ five S’s for $3K, five E’s and three I’s, two $500 R’s, and an A before saying a dud of H while on the blue 1/2 KIA. Angie secondly gets the other 1/2 KIA w/ two C’s, an N for the 76 gas card and two D’s for $600 more…

C I N D E R E _ _ A ‘ S
_ I C _ E D
S _ E _ S I S _ E R S

…she solves CINDERELLA’S WICKED STEPSISTERS for $2,600 cash & gas.

SOLE DUD: H (Karen)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,450

Scores after R1
Karen: $3K/Angie: $2,600 cash & gas card/Allan: $0
 —————  Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK
 
Angie’s off and running w/ a $900 N, four E’s, three R’s for the La Jolla trip, but then S for sorry. Second, Allan fills in a $300 D but nothing more w/ H. Third, Karen captures a $300 L, two A’s, and a G for the WC, but the LaT bites her. Angie continues on w/ two P’s for $800, three O’s, but she too LaTs out. Allan next inserts three T’s for $2,400, and a pair of C’s while on the MW near LaT. He adds the $2K to the $2,700 in his bank…
A / L A R G E
_ _ C _ E T / O _
_ _ T T E R E D
P O P C O R N

…and eats up a A LARGE BUCKET OF BUTTERED POPCORN for $4,700…but it could’ve been $12,700 instead.

DUDS: S (Angie), H (Allan) LaTs: 2 (women)  Scores after R2
Karen: $3K + WC/Angie: $2,600 cash & gas card/Allan: $4,700
  —————-  PP Round: MOVIE QUOTE
 
Allan starts w/ a $600 T, a $7K pair of S’s, but then the only bad vowel of this puzzle (A). Second for Karen are a $3,500 R, an H courtesy of the WC, and the rest of the vowels.. S O _ E _ O _ _
U _ / T H E R E
_ I _ E S / _ E

…she solves “SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME” for $6,250 plus a Hotwire trip to the St. James’s Club in ANTIGUA worth $7,140, a total now of $16,390 in cash & trip.

SOLE DUD: A (Allan)

Scores after R3
Karen: $13,390 cash & trip/Angie: $2,600 cash & gas card/Allan: $4,700
  —————  $3K Tossup: ON THE MAP
_ _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ C
O _ _ _ _

Angie’s wrong w/ THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, because that’s too many letters.

_ _ _ / P _ _ _ _ _ C
O _ _ _ _

Karen solves THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

Round 4: THINGS (full $1,500 speed-up)

After the C’s get put up to leave only vowels remaining…

M A N _ C _ R _ / A N D
P _ D _ C _ R _

…Karen can afford both a MANICURE AND PEDICURE, because she just barely beats the buzzer w/ $12K.

DUDS: L (Angie), S (Allan), T (Angie), H (Allan), Y (Allan), B (Karen)

FINAL SCORES
Karen: $31,390 cash & trip/Angie: $2,600 cash & gas card/Allan: $4,700
  GT: $38,690BANKRUPT TRASH: NONE!
—————-

$100K Bonus Round
Karen’s landed on the second A in AMERICA’S.

Category: PHRASE
All week long, two letters are given for free (including this one) on these bonus puzzles…

_ _ _ _
_ _ _ L _ T _

CDHI gives her…

H I _ H
_ _ _ L I T _

…but we don’t have a $30K HIGH QUALITY guess, because she goofs w/ HIGH VELOCITY.

MY EP. RATING: 7

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2 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: January 6, 2012

  1. JP Mackey July 17, 2014 / 1:50 am

    So Allan wasn't a gambler eh?

    Nice going, Karen! It's a shame she missed the BR, but she was a whole lotta fun. And that was a close call for her in R4. When was the last time we heard the no more consonants beeps in the Final Spin?

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  2. Andy Nguyen July 17, 2014 / 1:53 am

    I find it strange Allan didn't gamble for the MW when he should have, even though he doesn't live in Vegas.

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