WOF Retro Recap: April 17, 2012

EPISODE #5612: WHEEL ACROSS AMERICA

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ R _ / W _
T H E _ _ / _ _ T ?

Curt asks that annoying kid question “ARE WE THERE YET?”. Here’s another panel w/ two men…

Curt Dupre IV: Univ. of New Orleans finance student who’s been bowling for 20 yrs. from N.O.
David Larson: bomb tech for the Washington Army Ntl. Guard and home brewer from Tacoma, WA
Beth Friedman: family readiness officer for a Marine battalion in Camp Pendleton (orig. from San Clemente, CA)

$2K Tossup: PROPER NAME

_ A _ _ _ E
U _ _ _ _ _ _ _ D

Beth IDs S4 “American Idol Winner” CARRIE UNDERWOOD.

FEATURED TRIP: Dana Hotel & Spa in Chi-town from Worldhotels.com and courtesy of Hotwire worth $6,705

Jackpot Round: FOOD & DRINK

First up are a $900 M but then the LaT. Second, Curt FPs three E’s, selects three T’s for $900 and buys three I’s, but the MDW’s right side strikes to take away $650. Third, David’s got a W and two N’s at $2,500 a pop, but here comes the BANKRUPT next door. Next up for Beth are three H’s for the blue 1/2 KIA, the $450 V, and two Jackpot G’s before she goes for the solve…

H _ M _ _ _ G E _
W I T H
E V E _ _ T H I N G
_ N / I T

…she eats up a HAMBURGER WITH EVERYTHING ON IT for a $13,150 pot (highest won this season) and a total this round of $17K!

BANKRUPTS: 2 (men)
SOLE LaT: Beth

David: $0/Beth: $19K 1/2 KIA/Curt: $1K

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Mystery Round: LANDMARK

First, Curt gets the other 1/2 KIA w/ two C’s and calls an R via the MW near LaT. Instead of doubling his two grand, he’s going for a x6 multiplier…he’s got it! Following his purchases of an E and four A’s is S for sorry while on the WC. Second, David finds a $1,200 trio of F’s, seven O’s, a $400 B, four L’s for the RITZ Camera & Image gift tag, two H’s for $1,800 more, and the last vowel of two I’s. Next up are a $900 M, a $500 P for the green 1/2 KIA, and three N’s for $900 more before we finally see…

P R O / F O O T B A L L
H A L L / O F / F A M E
I N / _ A N T O N
O H I O

…he finally solves PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME IN CANTON, OHIO for $6,200 cash & GT.

SOLE DUD: S (Curt)

David: $6,200 cash & camera pkg. 1/2 KIA/Beth: $19K 1/2 KIA/Curt: $1K

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PP Round: FUN & GAMES 

David instantly BANKRUPTS next to TD, so there goes his plate. Second, Beth gets a duplicate of the blue 1/2 KIA w/ an M but then her second LaT of the night. Third for Curt are a $300 T, two O’s, but then R for roadblock. Dave restarts w/ a $300 C, three I’s, a G for the WC, an $1,800 double, an E, an $1,800 L couple and the leftover vowels, followed by an $1,800 S pairing, and an $1,800 C triple…

_ A N C I N G / T O
L I V E / C A L _ _ S O
M U S I C

…another $6,500 is his and he’ll be DANCING TO LIVE CALYPSO MUSIC during his stay at the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino in ST. CROIX worth $8,180.

SOLE DUD: R (Curt)
SOLE BANKRUPT: David
SOLE LaT: Beth

David: $20,880 cash & prizes WC/Beth: $19K/Curt: $1K

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$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

W R _ _ P I N G
_ _ _ _ _

It may not be time for Christmas, but Dave’s got some WRAPPING PAPER to go to $23,880.

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

After an H gets put up in this one-wordy…

S P _ _ _ H _ R _ T _ R

David solves SPEECHWRITER for $3,900.

SOLE DUD: M (Beth)
SOLE DQ OF EP.: Beth’s T repeat

FINAL SCORES
David: $27,780 cash & prizes WC/Beth: $19K/Curt: $1K

GT: $47,780
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $8,150

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$100K Bonus Round
There’s nobody w/ Dave, but he lands on the I of WIN.

Category: THING
Almost 1/2 the answer already…

_ _ T T _
R E _ _ R _

YCPA and D give him…

_ _ T T Y
R E _ A R _

…but we’re NOT gonna be making a WITTY REMARK of him winning the Winnebago, because he blows the second word w/ REWARD.

MY EP. RATING: 6

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One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: April 17, 2012

  1. JP Mackey August 13, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Dave sure knew how to gamble, that's for sure! My salute to him and Beth. (But Beth starting with M all the time though…? She simply has an affinity for it.)

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