WOF Retro Recap: March 13, 2012

EPISODE #5587: BIG MONEY WEEK

$1K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

_ _ Y _ T A L
_ L A S _ W _ _ E

Brian’s won some money towards buying some CRYSTAL STEMWARE. The Tuesday threesome…

Brian Forino: senior finance associate for a non-profit and former 20 yr. school bus driver from Memphis (orig. from Liverpool, NY)
Sav Le: bank worker and frequent baker/cook who just started her own Internet cooking channel from Federal Way, WA
Anita Jefferson: business analyst and state Toastmaster of the Year who has written five self-help books and is also a volunteer radio reader for the blind through the Junior League of Atlanta from Quitman, GA

$2K Tossup: EVENT

S I _ N I N G / A
C O _ T _ A C _

All three of these players did this to participate on this program, and Sav knows that they were SIGNING A CONTRACT.

FEATURED TRIP (from Vegas.com): the Palazzo worth $6K

Jackpot Round: THING 

Sav starts off w/ a $550 S, two A’s, four T’s to x9 her remaining $300, and four E’s, but after a $300 H is the MDW’s right side to cost her $2,750. Anita secondly calls up three R’s for $1,800…

_ E _ A R T _ E _ T / _ _
T H E / T R E A S U R Y

…and wins that amount w/ DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (I think this should’ve been filed under PROPER NAME). 

SOLE BANKRUPT: Sav
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,050

Sav: $2K/Anita: $1,800/Brian: $1K

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Mystery Round: SAME LETTER 

Anita’s first w/ three S’s for that MDW, a FP E, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to squander her $1M chance. Second for Brian are three TD R’s, four A’s, and two O’s, a $300 L, and an I to shut down the vowel shop. Afterwards, he puts up the SL of five C’s for another $1,500…

C L A S S I C
C A R _ O O _
C _ A R A C _ E R S

…and solves CLASSIC CARTOON CHARACTERS for another $11,550.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Anita

Sav: $2K/Anita: $1,800/Brian: $12,550

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PP Round: PHRASE

A $600 N gets Big Brian started, but the BANKRUPT near TD stops him in his tracks. Sav secondly says an $800 and an I, but the other normal BANKRUPT busts her to the tune of $550. Anita thirdly gets the same BANKRUPT Brian got…and that man makes it three in a row w/ that same one, so everybody has two of ’em to their credit. Sav tries agian w/ a $500 G, but the sole dud vowel of A fails her. Anita follows suit w/ four FP E’s, two $600 T’s, two H’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, a $450 R, an $800 F, three FP O’s, a $1,500 L trio, a $600 Y couple, and the twin U’s…

Y O U ‘ L L / L O _ E
T H E / _ U T Y – F R E E
S H O _ _ I N G

…Anita, YOU’LL LOVE THE DUTY-FREE SHOPPING during your Caravan.com COSTA RICA TOUR; this round was worth $11,300 to her (including the 5,300 buckaroos she’s won).

SOLE DUD: A (Sav)
BANKRUPTS: 4 (two by Brian) 

Sav: $2K/Anita: $13,100/Brian: $12,550

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$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

S _ E _ _ I _ _ / B _ E

Anita IDs the SPELLING BEE to move to $16,100.

Round 4: PERSON

T for terrible is how she starts. Brian secondly calls up a $500 R, three E’s, a $500 N, two A’s, and a $900 L trio…

_ E L _ – _ A _ E
_ _ L L _ _ N A _ R E

…he’s not even close to becoming a SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRE, but he makes the $1,400 solve.

SOLE DUD: T (Anita)

Sav: $2K/Anita: $16,100 cash & tour/Brian: $13,950 

Round 4: SHOW BIZ (full $1,500 speed-up)

After a D call…

S T _ N D _ N G
_ _ _ T _ _ N

…we give Sav a STANDING OVATION for winning another $3K; Brian could’ve won the game w/ another $6K.

DUDS: R (Anita), L (Sav), P (Brian)

FINAL SCORES
Sav: $5K/Anita: $16,100 cash & tour/Brian: $13,950

GT: $35,050
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding MDW): $3,900

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$100K Bonus Round
Anita also lands on that ‘.

Category: PHRASE
Reveal the RSTLNE legend, people in control…

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

DHMA gives her besides the obvious H…

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

…she couldn’t BRIDGE THE GAP to…

…not the 65, 75 or 85 grand…

BUT $100K — THAT MAKES HER THE FIFTH GRAND PRIZE LOSER THIS SEASON. She was kinda lucky to not have brought the MDW here, but that loss still hurts very badly.

MY EP. RATING: 5

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