WOF Retro Recap: February 1, 2012

EPISODE #5558: FABULOUS FOOD

$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ E S _ R
S _ L _ D

Sean eats up some CAESAR SALAD. The next three guests…

Sean Horrigan: neurologist from Sandwich, MA
Beth Kaufman: 7th grade math teacher who graduated from Carthage College
Janice Payton: HR worker for a manufacturing supplies company from Fontana, CA

$2K Tossup: PROPER NAME

_ _ E V _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ R G

Sean IDs director STEVEN SPIELBERG.

FEATURED CULINARY TRIP: tour of Spain from Insight Vacations w/ the Hotwire.com travel worth $8,498

Jackpot Round: EVENT

He’s off to a bad start w/ F while on TD. Second, Beth wastes a spin w/ the MDW’s right side. Third, Janice calls up a $600 T but then buys a negative vowel of O. After Sean loses another turn w/ S, Beth puts up three N’s for the Spain wedge, a $550 R, buys an A but then LaTs out. Down Janice’s path next are two Jackpot L’s, two E’s, but a roadblock in W while on the blue 1/2 KIA. On Sean’s third try, he picks up the WC w/ two D’s and semi-spingles for a $600 H…

D _ N N E R / _ _
_ A N D L E L _ _ H T

…he wins another $400 towards a DINNER BY CANDLELIGHT.

DUDS: F (Sean), O (Janice), S (Sean), W (Janice)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Beth
SOLE LaT: Beth
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $10,250

Scores after R1
Sean: $4K WC/Ladies: $0

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER 

Beth’s first letter of N stands for negative while on the ZAGAT gift tag. Janice secondly has a run-in w/ the LaT. Third, Sean puts up two T’s for $900, buys three E’s and and A, and strikes out w/ S. Beth next says two P’s and goes for what’s under the MW next to the MDWit’s her second BANKRUPT of the game. Janice doesn’t do any better w/ D. Back to Sean who FPs the sole dud vowel of I, calls up a $350 L and a $300 R, and buys the leftover vowels of three O’s and a U. After a TD H, he hesitantly turns in the WC…and it’s a HUGE WASTE, because the buzzer beats him on his C call. Once Beth BANKRUPTS on the MDW’s other side (third one overall)…

_ O U _ H
P O T A T O
P E E L E R

Janice is on the board w/ COUCH POTATO PEELER.

DUDS: N (Beth), S (Sean), D (Janice), I (Sean)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both by Beth)
SOLE LaT: Janice
SOLE DQ: Sean’s time expiration (that costs him $11,050)

Scores after R2
Beth: ZILCH/Janice: $1K/Sean: $4K

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PP Round: RHYME TIME 

Janice instantly runs into the MDW’s left side. Sean secondly picks up the ZAGAT gift tag w/ four N’s, but that’s taken right back by the BANKRUPT next to the old WC spot. Third, Beth LaTs out for the second time this episode. Janice retries w/ $3K worth of five T’s, buy after her buy of four I’s, the sole negative vowel of O. Down Sean’s path next are four S’s for $1,600 and the rest of the vowels, but he then gets cleaned out himself to the tune of $850 by the same normal BANKRUPT. After Beth LaTs out for third time this game, Janice puts up a $7K pair of D’s but then squanders her turn w/ the P. Sean then FPs the twin C’s…

C _ A N _ E S / I N
_ A T I T U D E S
C _ A N _ E S / I N
A T T I T U D E S

…he’ll mercifully be seeing some CHANGES IN LATITUDES (and) CHANGES IN ATTITUDES on his $7K trip to the Almond Beach Club & Spa in BARBADOS.

DUDS (both by Janice): O, P
BANKRUPTS: 3 (Sean 2x, Janice)
LaTs: 2 (Beth only)

Scores after R3
Beth: ROTTEN LUCK/Janice: $1K/Sean: $12K cash & trip

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$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS

W H I T _
O _ C H _ D S

Sean plucks some WHITE ORCHIDS to rise to $15K.

Round 4: PHRASE (full $1,800 speed-up)

After two N’s get put up by Beth

_ _ T / _ T / _ N / T H _
_ _ _ _ / _ _ R N _ R

…she blows it w/ CUT IT ON THE CORNER, so $7,200 might be going down the drain for her. Two B’s get called by Sean

_ _ T / _ T / _ N / T H _
B _ C _ / B _ R N _ R

…he manages to PUT IT ON THE BACK BURNER for a $10,800 payoff.

DUDS: S (Janice), L (Beth), M (Janice), G (Sean)
SOLE DQ: Beth’s blown solve

FINAL SCORES
Beth: DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG/Janice: $1K/Sean: $25,800 cash & trip

GT: $27,800
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1,850 cash & GC

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$100K Bonus Round
Sean spins up the ***.

Category: THING
The last letters of each line are…

_ / _ _ _ E
_ _ T

GMCA guarantees at least a letter…

A / _ _ G E
_ _ T

This show’s A HUGE HIT around the world, but he’s way off w/ A CAGE PET and he doesn’t win the $30K. The WC might have made the difference.

MY EP. RATING: 5

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One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: February 1, 2012

  1. JP Mackey July 25, 2014 / 10:17 pm

    NOT a pretty game, that's for sure. That Sean managed to get that much is a real surprise.

    Like

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