WOF Retro Recap: February 29, 2012


$1K Tossup: THINGS

_ _ _ _ V E
V O L C _ _ _ _ S

Kristen spots some ACTIVE VOLCANOES. These players are here to build one of their own that’s spewing cash & prizes…

Kristen Knowles (obviously NOT related to Beyonce): respiratory therapist and football fan from Chattanooga
Heather Stephenson: rehab therapist from Torrance, CA
Michael Smith: assistant bank manager from North Vegas
$2K Tossup: PERSON

_ A _ K / _ N _
T _ _ / _ E A _ _ T _ _ K

Kristen triples up w/ “JACK AND THE BEANSTALK”.

FEATURED HAWAII TRIP: Holvaloa Inn w/ Bed and Breakfast.com airfare worth $6,590

Jackpot Round: PHRASE

Here she goes w/ two N’s for a grand, two A’s, a $400 R and two D’s for that WC, followed by an I buy but then the LaT. Second, Heather wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s right side. Third, Michael picks up $7,500 from two T’s and an H, buys three E’s, and puts up a $900 S before we see…

S _ _ _ / A N D
S T E A D _ /
_ I N S / T H E / R A _ E

…he says the Aesop moral “SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE” for $8,150.

SOLE LaT: Kristen

Michael: $8,150/Kristen: $3K WC/Heather: $0


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER 

Heather gets started w/ a $600 T, four S’s to x5 up, an E, but then the sole dud vowel of A. Michael secondly also duds out w/ R. Third, Kristen puts in two N’s for a grand, a $400 D, two O’s, two C’s for another $1,200 and a P for the green 1/2 KIA. We now have…

S P _ _ T
C O _ S _ N S

…she solves SPLIT SECOND COUSINS for another $2,850.

DUDS: A (Heather), R (Michael)

Michael: $8,150/Kristen: $5,850 WC 1/2 KIA/Heather: ZERO



Now leading by $2,300, Michael begins w/ a $1,050 trio of S’s, two E’s and an A, but the sole dud vowel of I stops him. Second, Kristen finds two R’s at $300 a pop, four R’s for another $3,600 and twin O’s, but the BANKRUPT next to where the WC was forces her to hand over both cardboard pieces and $3,950. Down Heather’s path third are two $600 B’s but then that same BANKRUPT, her second one of the game. The light bulb then turns on in Mike’s head…

T _ B A S
T R _ _ _ E T S / &
T R O _ B O _ E S

…another $300 is his and he’ll be hearing the sound of TUBAS, TRUMPETS & TROMBONES on a $5K trip to NEW ORLEANS from New Orleans.com.

SOLE DUD: I (Michael)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)

Michael: $13,450 cash & N.O./Kristen: $5,850/Heather: ZILCH


$3K Tossup: LANDMARK

R _ S _ / _ _ W L
_ T _ _ _ _ _

Mike solves the ROSE BOWL STADIUM in Pasadena for a new total of $16,450.


First from him are four S’s for $1,800, an O, two E’s, a $700 T pairing, an $800 H, five U’s, and an A to clean out the vowels, but the LaT bites him. Kristen secondly collects a $10K pair of P’s and a $400 L, but she BANKRUPTS the same way she did before to let $10,400 disappear; that’s her second one this episode. The same thing gets Heather after she puts up a $500 N; that’s probably her third and final one of the evening. Michael then…

_ O U _ _ / U P / T H E
U S U A L / S U S P E C T S

…is able to “ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS” (“Casablanca”) for $2,300 extra.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies again)
SOLE LaT: Michael

Michael: $18,750 cash & N.O./Kristen: $5,850/Heather: ROTTEN LUCK 


Round 5: EVENT (full $1,600 speed-up)

A W’s been put up late in this round…

W _ L L – D _ S _ R _ _ D
P R _ M _ T _ _ N

…but Kristen blanks out w/ $11,200 on the line. Mike buys the O’s for free…

W _ L L – D _ S _ R _ _ D
P R O M O T _ O N

…but he only gets as far as WELL-DE_______ _________, so he might have to give back $1,600. Kristen then calls those E’s…

W E L L – D E S E R _ E D
P R O M O T _ O N

…she doesn’t get a WELL-DESERVED PROMOTION, but she still makes the $11,200 solve.

DUDS: H (Mike), F (Heather), A (Heather), C (Mike)
SOLE DQ: Mike’s buzz-out

Michael: $18,750 cash & N.O./Kristen: $17,050/Heather: $1K GOOSEEGG 

GT: $36,800
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding cardboard): $16,050


$100K Bonus Round
Mike lands on the I of WIN.

Category: THING 
I think this is more of a PERSON or a PHRASE…

_ _ _ E T _ _ N
_ _ _ _ R _ T E

He quickly calls DCKI, which is a BAD idea (rearrange them and you get a certain curse word)…

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

…and he won’t be dubbed the HOMETOWN FAVORITE of North Vegas, because he gives up the $40K.

VIDEO BONUS: Dismal BR playing



One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: February 29, 2012

  1. JP Mackey August 4, 2014 / 3:16 am

    This is a family show, Michael (and I would quote Pat in the PILL PUSHERS episode)! Disgraceful BR playing. And the Final Spin took waaaaaay too long…

    Welcome back Andy, always nice when you come back for recaps. 🙂


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