WOF Retro Recap: February 21, 2012

EPISODE #5572: AMERICAN LANDMARKS

$1K Tossup: TITLE

_ S A
T _ D A Y

Touwanna solves a national daily newspaper of this country, USA TODAY, to get on the board among this group…

Touwana Tate-Edwards: former member of the Navy in antisubmarine warfare who attended Whitney Young High School in Chicago w/ First Lady Michelle Obama from Chester, VA (orig. from Memphis)
Ryne Eubanks:student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville studying kinesiology and is the pledge captain for Brothers Under Christ from Marion, AR
Brittany Krieger: registered nurse who works on the neurology floor from Eugene, OR

$2K Tossup: OCCUPATION

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

Touwanna triples up w/ SECRET SERVICE AGENT.

FEATURED TRIP: Grand Canyon/Great American West Tour from caravan.com worth $5K

Jackpot Round: SONG/ARTIST

She wastes her first spin b/c of the MDW’s right side. Second, Ryne says an automatic dud of T. Third, Brittany calls up two R’s for $,1800, buys an E, but then LOSES A TURN. Touwanna restarts w/ a $500 B and two Y’s for another $800, but the BANKRUPT near the WC gets her to the tune of $1,300. Ryne next FPs the rest of the vowel dept (A, two O’s, and two I’s), and hits that wedge two more times to call up three N’s and a C. We now have…

R I N _ / O _ / _ I R E
B Y / _ O _ N N Y / C A _ _

…he solves “RING OF FIRE” BY JOHNNY CASH for $2K.

SOLE DUD: T (Ryne)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Touwanna)
SOLE LaT: Brittany
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $9,700

Brittany: $0/Touwanna: $3K/Ryne: $2K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

The man starts w/ a $1,200 pair of N’s, five E’s, two O’s, five T’s for $17,500, and a U buy, but next is a possibly fatal purchase in the sole dud vowel of A. Brittany secondly collects $4K worth of four H’s while on the MW near the MDW (that was the $10K one, however) and buys the three I’s to clean out the vowels before getting KOed out of $3,750 by the same normal BANKRUPT. Over to Touwanna who picks up the green 1/2 KIA w/ three W’s, only to give that and the $1,500 right back to the other MDW BANKRUPT; that’s her third one of the game. Ryne can capitalize by solving the following…

O U T / W I T H / T H E
O _ _ / I N / W I T H
T H E / N E W
_ E _ _ E _

…he says “OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW” JERSEY for $17,700!

SOLE DUD: A (Ryne)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Brittany: ZERO/Touwanna: $3K/Ryne: $19,700

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PP Round: SAME LETTER 

Brittany’s first letter of R won’t do her any good. Second, Touwanna BANKRUPTS near the WC for the second time this game (and it’s her fourth one overall). Third, Ryne inserts a $600 pair of T’s and two E’s, but the LaT strikes. Brittany next runs into the other normal BANKRUPT, which is her second of the game. Touwanna tries again w/ an N for the Yankee Candle gift package, a $300 L, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Ryne’s next picks are two A’s, the SL of six C’s for another $2,100, four O’s, but then comes LaT again. Brittany then lights up a $450 H and the last vowel of two U’s…

C H O C O L A T E
C O C O N U T
C U _ C A _ E _

…she only wins her first $200, but she might eat a few more CHOCOLATE COCONUT CUPCAKES on her trip to the Outrigger Reef on the Beach in HAWAII from US Airways Vacations worth $8,535.

DUDS: R (Brittany), I (Touwanna)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies again)
LaTs: 2 (Ryne)

Brittany: $8,735 cash & HI/Touwanna: $3K/Ryne: $19,700

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$3K Tossup: LIVING THINGS

S O _ _ _ N G
E A G _ _ _

These SOARING EAGLES take Brittany to $11,735 cash & HI.

Round 4: THINGS

Her base letters are an $800 S, an E at the end, but then R for roadblock. Touwanna secondly BANKRUPTS next to TD for the first time all night long (and it’s her FIFTH one of the game). Ryne then fills in two T’s at $600 a pop, buys an A, and duds out w/ N before we go to S-U Mode…

_ A _ _ T _ _ E
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T S

…and the FS is set at $1,500. Touwanna later calls up four H’s…

H A L _ T _ M E
H _ _ H L _ _ H T S

…those BANKRUPTS of hers won’t make our HALFTIME HIGHLIGHTS of the season, but she makes the $6K solve.

DUDS BEFORE BELL: R (Brittany), N (Ryne) 
AFTERWARDS: C (Touwanna), D (Ryne)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Touwanna

FINAL SCORES
Brittany: $11,735 cash & HI/Touwanna: $9K/Ryne: $19,700

GT: $40,435
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding 1/2 KIA): $6,550

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$100K Bonus Round
Ryne lands on the first A of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
1/2 the answer already…

_ _ R E
_ E N _ _ S

Unfortunately, he CDMAs out of the game and is way off w/ WIRE FENCES. Thus, he didn’t show any signs of PURE GENIUS and loses the Winnebago.

MY EP. RATING: 5

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2 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: February 21, 2012

  1. JP Mackey July 31, 2014 / 2:45 am

    Disgusting show. What did the Wheel have against Touwanna besides FIVE BANKRUPTS?!?! Glad to see her win nine grand.

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  2. yohan sur May 13, 2015 / 1:00 am

    it's only highlight is round 2, and BR reused 9/25/2008, champ team PDCA choose, and loses $30K.
    ep.rating : 5.5

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