WOF Retro Recap: February 20, 2012

This week showcases some “American Landmarks”. And this is one of two weeks where somebody might win a Winnebago Access (the other is “Wheel Across America”.

EPISODE #5571: AMERICAN LANDMARKS

$1K Tossup: LANDMARK (what else?)

_ A N K _ E
S _ A _ I U M

Brendon solves YANKEE STADIUM. Now batting in Monday’s lineup…

Brendon Eddington: country club chef from Fresno (born in New Zealand)
Cassie Hice: exec. assistant at a production company from Santa Monica (orig. from Tampa)
Unique Fields: cosmetology student who’s working on her Masters’ Degree from Stockbridge, GA

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ _ / N O
M _ Y B _ / S O

YES, NO, MAYBE SO for Cassie to get on the board…yes she does.

FEATURED TRIP: Dupont Circle Hotel in D.C. from hotwire worth $5K

Jackpot Round: THING 

Cassie instantly hits the MDW’s right side. Second, Unique calls up two T’s for $1,200, an E, and the D.C. trip w/ four S’s, followed by two Jackpot S’s, a Y for the WC, and five I’s to clear out the vowel shop…

T H E / _ I _ H T Y
_ I S S I S S I _ _ I

…she solves THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI for $6,700 cash and trip.

PR!
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6,100

Scores after R1
Brendon: $1K/Cassie: $2K/Unique: $6,700 cash & D.C. WC

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Our early leader begins w/ two R’s for $1,800, an I, and an S while on the MW near LaT. She flips it over…and has to give back $1,550 and the WC. Second, Brendon exchanges $500 from a T for an E and two O’s, but he then LaTs out. Third, Cassie digs up a $3,500 L…

T O _ E LR _ _ _
O _ / R I _ S

…and keeps it w/ a TOWEL RACK OF RIBS.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Unique
SOLE LaT: Brendon

Scores after R2
Brendon: $1K/Cassie: $5,500/Unique: $6,700 cash & D.C

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PP Round: PHRASE 

Brendon wastes a spin w/ the BANKRUPT next to the vacant WC spot. Cassie secondly takes the green 1/2 KIA w/ two N’s, a $300 S, two E’s, a $900 R, three A’s, and three FP U’s, then she puts up a $1K pair of T’s, two L’s for another $1,100, a $600 B and the leftover vowels. Board, please…

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

…another $3,900 is hers and she’ll enjoy the UNSPOILED NATURAL BEAUTY of ANTIGUA during her stay at the Galley Bay Resort worth $8,640.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Brendon

Scores after R3
Brendon: $1K/Cassie: $18,040 cash & Antigua/Unique: $6,700 cash & D.C

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$3K Tossup: TV TITLE

T _ _ / _ _ G
_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ O R Y

Brendon solves “THE BIG BANG THEORY” to x4 up.

Round 4: OCCUPATION

First from him are an N and three T’s at $300 a pop, four E’s and three I’s, a $1,600 V pairing, and a $1,500 R trio…

I N V E _ T I _ _ T I V E
R E _ _ R T E R

…he solves INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER for $3,800 (his pronunciation of the first word was questionable, though).

PR #2

Scores after R4
Brendon: $7,800/Cassie: $18,040 cash & Antigua/Unique: $6,700 cash & D.C

Round 5: FUN & GAMES (! at the end of this one-wordy) 

Cassie’s first letter of N is a dud. Second, Unique calls up an $800 T, a FP H, but then I for invalid. Following Brendon’s $500 M is the bell for S-U Mode…

_ H _ _ _ M _ T _ !

…the leftover consonants are worth $1,500 apiece. He later puts up the K…

C H _ C K M _ T _ !

…and says “CHECKMATE!” for $2K more. Unique left behind $3,800 despite calling the C’s.

(NOTE: We had an edit at the time of the last FP hit this evening.)

(AIRED) DUDS BEFORE S-U: N (Cassie), I (Unique)
(AIRED) DUDS AFTER BELL: D (Cassie), P (Brendon)

FINAL SCORES
Brendon: $9,800/Cassie: $18,040 cash & Antigua/Unique: $6,700 cash & D.C 

GT: $34,540
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $1,550

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$100K Bonus Round
Cassie collects the I envelope of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
RSTLNE shows us…

_ _ T _ _ _ _ R _
_ _ _ L T

Most of CHMA are all in the first word…

_ A T C H _ _ R _
_ _ _ L T

for the first time all season long, somebody defeats Harry’s QU- trick! That’s because she puts together a PATCHWORK QUILT for $35K and a final total of $53,040 cash & trip!

MY EP. RATING: 7

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One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: February 20, 2012

  1. JP Mackey July 31, 2014 / 2:20 am

    Very well deserved win for Cassie! And I'm GLAD it was NOT $30K.

    Everyone did fine tonight. Third place and a trip to DC ain't bad.

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