WOF Retro Recap: May 14, 2012

This was their College Week w/ the Univ. of Oregon  Basketball Band and cheerleaders in the audience all wk. long. Also, after the first Tossup of each night, you Wheel Watchers had to twitter the answer to a puzzle for $500.

EPISODE #5631: COLLEGE WEEK (PORTLAND)

$1K Tossup: TITLE

_ R E _ _
E X P E C T A _ I O N S

Breanna solves Charles Dickens’ GREAT EXPECTATIONS. The first three students of the week are…

Breanna Webb (Portland State Univ. senior): communications studies (major) and business (minor) student whose family are Wheel Watchers from Portland
Julia Green (Oregon State senior): majoring in speech communications and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and a youth ministry called Young Life who wants to be a speech comm. professor from West Linn, OR
Caleb Pentecost (Univ. of Portland senior): electrical engineering (major) and computer science (minor) student from Scappoose, OR

twitter puzzle #1 (THING)

_ N T R _ _ C E
E _ A M

A: ENTRANCE EXAM

$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

_ T _ _ D – U P
_ _ _ _ _ I A N

Caleb solves STAND-UP COMEDIAN.

FEATURED PRIZE: $5K ally BANK bonus

Jackpot Round: THING (College Week banner wipe)

He instantly gets $10K w/ four T’s and two Jackpot S’s, then come an $1,800 R pair, four E’s and I’s, and a $1,600 N pairing. Board, Vanna…

E I N S T E I N ‘ S
T _ E _ R _ / _ _
R E _ _ T I _ I T _

EINSTEIN’S THEORY OF RELATIVITY is right for $13,900!

PR!

UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $9,700

Julia: $0/Caleb: $15,900/Breanna: $1K

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Mystery Round: SAME NAME 

Breanna leads off w/ a $300 N and D, the A to complete the obvious AND, two T’s for $600, and three E’s, then come three $600 R’s, three O’s and a $7K pair of S’s before she sees…

S O R O R _ T _ / A N D
T R E E
_ O _ S E

…she nails SORORITY AND TREE HOUSE for another $9,250.

PR #2!

Julia: ZIPPO/Caleb: $15,900/Breanna: $10,250

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PP Round: PLACE

Now that we finally get to hear from Julia, she first picks two $500 R’s, a $400 S, four E’s, a $900 T, and the FPing of a dud vowel in A. Next up are three H’s for the green 1/2 KIA, the leftover vowels (three O’s and an I), but then the MDW’s left side to lose out on her chance at the KIA Soul and $3,050. Caleb then lights up double D’s for $800 and a $300 L…

T H E / O T H E R
S I D E / O F
T H E / _ O R _ D

…he wins another $1,100 and a trip to THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLDNEW ZEALAND from Brendan Vacations and Hotwire worth $9,930.

SOLE DUD & BANKRUPT OF THE ROUND: A (Julie)

Julia: NADA/Caleb: $26,930 cash & N.Z./Breanna: $10,250

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$3K Tossup: PERSON

A / G O O D
S P _ R _

Breanna proves to be A GOOD SPORT, so up she goes to $13,250.

Round 4: PHRASE

First up are a $15K T trio and all five of the vowel, then we look at…

_ I _ / _ O U / _ E T / _ _
T E _ T / _ E _ _ A _ E ?

…she asks “DID YOU GET MY TEXT MESSAGE?” to take the lead by $70!

PR #3!

Julia: HARD LUCK/Caleb: $26,930 cash & N.Z./Breanna: $27K

Round 5: ON THE MAP

After two N’s pop up…

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

Breanna locates HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT for the win w/ $3,200 extra!

FINAL SCORES
Julia: HL $1K GOOSEEGG/Caleb: $26,930 cash & N.Z./Breanna: $30,200

GT: $58,130
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $3,050 

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$100K Bonus Round
This week’s hybrid vehicle is a ’12 Toyota Prius sedan. Breanna spins up the N of WIN.

Category: PERSON
RSTLNE gives her…

_ _ R S _ T _
_ _ _ _ _

CHYA is a PERFECT combination…

_ A R S _ T Y
C _ A C H

…yep, she was toying w/ Pat and the producers and she didn’t need a VARSITY COACH to nearly double her winnings to $60,200!

MY EP. RATING: 9

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One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: May 14, 2012

  1. JP Mackey August 19, 2014 / 3:12 am

    I LOVE this episode. Period. I was definitely hoping it would lead to a great week overall.

    Like

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