WOF Retro Recap: April 2, 2012

We’re going “Back to the Beach” to start April 2012.

EPISODE #5601: BACK TO THE BEACH

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ H E / W A _ E R
I S / _ E _ _ E C T

Tina says “THE WATER IS PERFECT”. Monday’s gang…

Tina Mangio: education coordinator for an early childhood program from Cambridge, MA
Jennifer Lamburtus: English tutor for middle & high school students at an SAT preparation place who once jumped out of a plane to try to overcome her fear of heights (and it didn’t work) from Burbank (orig. from Littleton, CO)
Tim Ketavongsa: logistics manager for a ready-made concrete company who also brews his own beer from Blue Bell, PA

$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

_ P E _ I N G
A _ T

Tina knows that she’s in the OPENING ACT of this episode to triple up.

FEATURED BEACH TRIP: Treasure Island Resort in Fiji from Hotwire worth $8,300

Jackpot Round: BEFORE & AFTER (yellow convertible sports car wipe)

The first letters are a $500 N, two S’s for the WC, three A’s and an O, an $800 T at the end, and two E’s before she duds out on TD w/ the R. Jennifer secondly takes two L’s for $1,800, two B’s for $600 to complete the first word of BASEBALL, but then the sole dud vowel of U. Third, Tim’s lit up nothing w/ a P request. Tina next says a TD M and declines to use her WC, then she buys the last vowel of two I’s…

B A S E B A L L
D I A M O N D
_ E I S T

…and pulls off a BASEBALL DIAMOND HEIST for another $2,800.

DUDS: R (Tina), U (Jennifer), P (Tim)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $12,950

Tina: $5,800 WC/Others: $0 each

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Mystery Round: SONG/ARTIST 

Jennifer instantly gets the MDW w/ five R’s, then she puts up three T’s for $1,500, seven E’s, two A’s and an O, but the M ends her turn while she’s on the MW near LaT. Second, Tim gets the Fiji wedge w/ three S’s, three $300 B’s, and an I to clean out the vowels, but he’s cleaned out himself by the BANKRUPT near TD, costing him $8,950 cash & trip. Tina’s third in line w/ a $500 D and two F’s for that blue 1/2 KIA to triple up. Following a $1,600 L pairing…

S T R A _ B E R R _
F I E L D S
F O R E V E R / B Y
T H E / B E A T L E S

…she solves “STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER” BY THE BEATLES for $3,100.

SOLE DUD: M (Jennifer)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Tim

Tina: $8,900 1/2 KIA WC/Others: $0 each

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PP Round: PLACE 

Tim takes command w/ $1K pairs of S’s and T’s, an A and two E’s, then come three $500 R’s but then the sole dud vowel of I. Tina secondly gets the Maui Jim gift tag w/ an N, and uses the WC to call up L and D singles at $3,500 a pop. Next up are a $600 B pair and the purchase of two U’s to finish off the vowels before we look at…

_ O R L D / _ A _ O U S
B O U R B O N / S T R E E T

…she wins another $8,350 cash & GT and will visit the WORLD FAMOUS BOURBON STREET in NEW ORLEANS during her stay at the Hotel Monteleone worth $5K.

SOLE DUD: I (Tim)

Tina: $22,250 cash & prizes/Others: NOTHING each

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$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

S T _ F F E _
G R _ P _ / _ E A V _ S

Jennifer eats some STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES to end Tina’s bid for sweeping the maingame.

Round 4: WAYD? (full $1,300 speed-up)

Two W’s are said by Jennifer

W _ _ T _ N G / _ N
T _ _ / W _ N G S

…an extra $6,500 is WAITING IN THE WINGS for her.

DUDS: R (Jennifer), L (Tina)

FINAL SCORES
Tina: $22,250 cash & prizes/Jennifer: $9,500/Tim: $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $32,750
BANKRUPT TRASH: $8,950 cash & trip

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$100K Bonus Round
This week’s vehicle is perfect for going out to the beach — a Ford Mustang Convertible. Tina’s envelope is the M of AMERICA’S.

Category: FUN & GAMES
Let’s start this one-wordy…

L E _ _ _ R _ _

DCHO only adds the vowel…

L E _ _ _ R O _

…and she can’t do a LEAPFROG to the tune of $35K.

MY EP. RATING: 7

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