WOF Retro Recap: Valentine’s Day 2012

EPISODE #5567: SANDALS RESORTS ROMANCE WEEK

$1K Tossup: SONG TITLE

_ _ / _ _ _ N Y
_ _ _ E _ T _ N E

Darlene & John solve Frank Sinatra’s “MY FUNNY VALENTINE”. Tuesday’s teams…

Darlene & John Martin: Darlene’s a golf shop manager for a private country club in Weston while John’s a VP of an insurance agency; they first met in Myrtle Beach and are from Littleton, MA
Joe & Sara Bohannon (53 yrs.): Joe’s an attorney/engineer, while Sara has a large retail liquor store in Tulsa; they first met on a blind date and are from Broken Arrow, OK
Alexis & Donnell Morgan (newlyweds): Donnell first met her while looking at her legs and he’s an IT consultant for the metro area while Alexis’ a senior project manager for a non-profit healthcare corporation; they’re from Clinton, MD
 
$2K Tossup: FICTIONAL CHARACTER

_ E R _ _ L / G _ E _ N
T _ A

The Morgans drink up some HERBAL GREEN TEA.

Jackpot Round: PHRASE

They kick off w/ three Jackpot R’s, three E’s, two H’s for another grand, an an I, followed by a Jackpot N, two A’s, a $550 K to complete the first word of THANK, the last vowels of three O’s and a U’s, and an $800 pair of R’s. On Vanna’s board…

T H A N K / _ O U
_ O R / T H E
_ E A U T I _ U _
_ _ O _ E R _

…they say “THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS” for $3,100.

PR!
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,450

Scores after R1
Bohannons: $0/Morgans: $5,100/Martins: $1K

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Mystery Round: SAME NAME

First, the Martins say two T’s for $1,600 but then a bad vowel of E. Second, the Bohannons also dud out w/ D. Third, the Morgans put up twin P’s while on the MW near the MDW and turn down the $2K offer…but they have nothing. The Martins quickly lose another turn w/ S while on the green 1/2 KIA. The Bohannons follow w/ a $500 C, two O’s, and three I’s, then they spin again to two N’s for $2K and a $500 H. Following three A’s to clean out the vowels and a pair of FP G’s…

_ A R G A I N I N G
& / P O T A T O
C H I P

…they solve BARGAINING & POTATO CHIP for $3,250.

DUDS: E (Martins), D (Bohannons), S (Martins)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Morgans

Scores after R2
Bohannons: $3,250/Morgans: $5,100/Martins: $1K

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PP Round: THING

The Bohannons lead off w/ four T’s for the See’s Candies gift tag, a $350 H, five E’s, but then the MDW’s left side to toss aside $1,100 cash & candies. Second for the Morgans are three R’s for $900, two A’s, a $300 W, but then the BANKRUPT near the WC to take away $950; that’s their second so far. Third, the Martins light up nothing w/ N while on the other 1/2 KIA. The Bohannons then put up a $1,200 pair of S’s…

T H E
_ _ E A R E S T
T _ R _ _ _ _ S E
W A T E R

…and they’re off to a resort w/ THE NEAREST TURQUOISE WATER — the Sandals Grand ANTIGUA Resort & Spa worth $5,940.

SOLE DUD: N (Martins)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (other teams)

Scores after R3
Bohannons: $10,390 cash & Antigua/Morgans: $5,100/Martins: $1K

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$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

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

The Morgans pull out some NEEDLE AND THREAD to move to $8,100.

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

After an L request by Sara

R _ _ _ _ N G / _
_ _ S T _ R _ / N _ _ _ L

…she slowly solves READING A MYSTERY NOVEL for $4,500 and the win.

FINAL SCORES
Bohannons: $14,890 cash & Antigua/Morgans: $8,100/Martins: $2K (not a gooseegg)

GT: $24,990
BANKRUPT TRASH: $2,050 cash & sweets

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$100K Bonus Round
Joe lands on the R.

Category: PHRASE
This four-word answer begins as…

_ E / _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ T / _ T

CDPA adds besides the obvious…

_ E / _ _ _ C _
A _ _ _ T / _ T

…let me BE QUICK ABOUT IT and say that lost $50K for getting the first word wrong w/ WE (though they did get the bottom line).

MY EP. RATING: 5

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