WOF Retro Recap: January 9, 2012

EPISODE #5541: AMERICA’S GAME

We’re on the “Ports of Call” set to start this week, so this is the very last episode w/ the Mystery Round in R3 and the prize wedge available through said round.

$1K Tossup: SONG LYRICS

S _ E _ T / L _ N D
_ _ / L I B _ R _ _

Anthony solves “SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY” (from “America”). First to play this week are…

Anthony Myles: LSU sophomore majoring in political science who’s also an ambassador and a basketball team manager from Marrero, LA
Jody Lundquist: landscape/preservation worker for foreclosed homes from Phoenix (orig. from Chicago)
Tammy Walker: full-time caregiver and part-time tax preparer from Hickson, TN

$2K Tossup: LIVING THING

B _ S T O _
T E _ R _ E R

Anthony triples up w/ BOSTON TERRIER.

FEATURED TRIP: S.F.’s Palace Hotel worth $5,200

Jackpot Round: SAME LETTER

He’s off to a bad start w/ LaT. Second, Jody calls up four N’s for $1,200, buys two E’s, picks up the green 1/2 KIA w/ the SL of four S’s, lights up a $500 T and buys four A’s before getting the other 1/2 KIA w/ an L. Following the rest of the vowels, she FPs a $500 R, and lights up a $450 M, a $600 B and a D for the Beef Bucks debit card. We now have…

S E N S A T I O N A L
S U B M A R I N E
S A N D _ I _ _

…she eats up a SENSATIONAL SUBMARINE SANDWICH for a total of $20,500 cash & prizes!

SOLE LaT: Anthony
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,350

Scores after R1
Jody: $20,500 cash & prizes/Tammy: $0/Anthony: $3K

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PP Round: PHRASE

Fresh off that big R1 win, Jody begins w/ a $500 T, a $550 G and two I’s, then she fills in a $300 T, an E, two H’s for another $600, two S’s for another grand, and three A’s. We now have…

S _ _ _ T H
S A I _ I N G
A H E A _

…it’s SMOOTH SAILING AHEAD for her, because she’s won $2,200 and the $5,400 MSC CARIBBEAN CRUISE.

PR!

Scores after R2
Jody: $28,100 cash & prizes/Tammy: $0/Anthony: $3K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Tammy finally gets her shot. Her first calls are two R’s for $800, an E, four I’s, four FP O’s, three N’s for $10,500 and the leftover vowels (U and two A’s), but next is S for sorry. Over to Anthony who plugs in five T’s while on the MW and takes the $5K for them (but he could’ve gotten twice as much), three C’s for $900 more, three H’s while on the other MW and a G for the WC. Following two L’s for a grand and two W’s for another $800…

T H R O W I N G
C A U T I O N / T O
T H E / W I N _ –
C H I L L / _ A C T O R

…he’s THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND-CHILL FACTOR for $10,700.

SOLE DUD: S (Tammy)

Scores after R3
Jody: $28,100 cash & prizes/Tammy: GOOSEEGG ALERT/Anthony: $13,700 + WC

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$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME 

B _ _ _ / O N
T _ A C _

Jody’s BACK ON TRACK and is up to $31,100.

Round 4: FICTIONAL CHARACTERS (full $1,300 speed-up)

Once Tammy picks off the twin P’s…

P A P A / S _ _ R _
A N D / S _ _ R _ E T T E

…she captures PAPA SMURF AND SMURFETTE for her only $6,500 on the night.

(NOTE: Jody blurted out a letter at a bad time twice in this round — first w/ the A’s when it was Anthony’s turn and a dud of B on her last turn of the round)

FINAL SCORES
Jody: $31,100 cash & prizes/Tammy: $6,500/Anthony: $13,700

GT: $51,300
NO BANKRUPTS AT ALL!

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$100K Bonus Round
Jody lands on the In in SPIN.

Category: PHRASE
Limited RSTLNE help…

_ / _ _ _ _ _
_ E _ _ _ _

CHPI puts in…

_ / H _ P P _
_ E _ I _ _

…but she goofs w/ A HAPPY REUNION. She doesn’t have A HAPPY MEDIUM to nearly double her money.

MY EP. RATING: 7

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One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: January 9, 2012

  1. JP Mackey July 17, 2014 / 2:58 am

    Good episode, esp. w/ Jody's enthusiasm (ESP. her laugh!). And wow at a cruise-related PP on the cruise set.

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