WOF Retro Recap: May 15, 2012

EPISODE #5632: COLLEGE WEEK (PORTLAND)

$1K Tossup: PEOPLE

_ R E S H _ E N / A _ D
S _ P H O M O _ _ S

Zach’s on the board w/ FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES. Tuesday’s classmates…

Zach Barron (Reed College student): history student writing a thesis on “Retro-Techno-Futurism” who’s also on their rugby and soccer teams from Elsah, IL
Kindra Mowbray (Univ. of Washington Sr.): majoring in psychology and interning at Seattle Children’s Research Institute regarding Autism from Seattle
Ashley Cranston (Univ. of Oregon Jr.): architecture student who was Miss Cascade 2010 from Clackamas, OR

twitter PUZZLE #2 (PERSON):

H _ S T _ _ Y
P _ _ F _ S S _ R

A: HISTORY PROFESSOR

$2K Tossup: OCCUPATION

_ _ S I C _ L
D I _ _ _ _ _ R

Kindra solves MUSICAL DIRECTOR.

The ally BANK bonus is back on the wheel again.

Jackpot Round: FOOD & DRINK 

Kindra immediately takes the PartyCity gift tag w/ two T’s, then she calls up an $800 T, a Jackpot S, three A’s and an E, but then L for loss while on the WC. Second, Ashley LOSES A TURN. Third, Zach gets the WC w/ three N’s, three $300 C’s and a K for the blue 1/2 KIA. Following his buys of the other vowels (three I’s and four O’s), he plugs in an $1K M pair, a $900 V and two $500 P’s before he…

A / M I _ N I _ _ T
S N A C K / O _
M I C R O _ A V E
P O P C O R N

…grabs A MIDNIGHT SNACK OF MICROWAVE POPCORN to chow down for another $3,800.

SOLE DUD: L (Kindra)
SOLE LaT: Ashley
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $9K

Zach: $4,800 1/2 KIA WC/Kindra: $2K/Ashley: $0

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Mystery Round: WAYD? 

Ashley first calls up two T’s for $1,100 and D for dud while on the same 1/2 KIA. Second, Zach just barely avoids BANKRUPTING on the MDW and calls up three $1K N while on the MW near it (it’s the BANKRUPT one), then come are a $400 G and I and two E’s before he gets DQed for repeating the I (he tried to call the N as a vowel). Third, Kindra puts up an $800 W but no more w/ L while on the same MW. After Ashley’s bad R call, Zach lights up two S’s for $600 more, the leftover vowels, and two $300 P’s before we show him…

P O S T I N G
N E W / P _ O T O S
O N / _ A _ E _ O O _

…he’ll probably be POSTING NEW PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK about this experience after it’s over, but he’s won another $3,350.

DUDS: D (Ashley), L (Kindra), R (Ashley)
SOLE DQ: Zach’s I repeat

Zach: $8,150 1/2 KIA WC/Kindra: $2K/Ashley: NOTHING

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PP Round: PHRASE

This board begins w/ two $450 S’s and three $350 T’s, followed by an E, an $800 R, four A’s, an $800 H, two I’s, three D’s for another $1,500 and the rest of the vowels (two O’s and a U). After an $800 B and N, a $700 Y pair, and a $450 G, he finally goes for the solve…

T H A T ‘ S / _ Y
I D E A / O _
S T U D Y I N G
A B R O A D

…he says “THAT’S MY IDEA OF STUDYING ABROAD” for $6,100 and a $5,700 Hotwire.com trip to the Hyatt Regency CURACAO Golf Resort, Spa & Marina.

PR!

Zach: $19,950 cash & trip WC/Kindra: $2K/Ashley: SCORELESS

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$3K Tossup: EVENT

T _ A _ K / & / _ _ _ _ D
_ _ E _

Kindra’s up to $5K w/ TRACK & FIELD MEET.

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

After Ashley calls the last remaining consonant of G (the vowel beeps don’t sound)…

S _ G N _ T _ R _ S / O N
_ / P _ T _ T _ O N

…she solves SIGNATURES ON A PETITION to finally win $5,200.

SOLE (AIRED) DUD: F (Kindra)

(NOTE: Zach tried to use his WC in this round of play — no way, Jose! :p)

FINAL SCORES
Zach: $19,950 cash & trip WC/Kindra: $5K/Ashley: $5,200

GT: $30,150
NO BANKRUPTS THIS GAME!

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$100K Bonus Round
He spins up the &.

Category: THING
The next-to-last letter is…

_ _ _ _ _
_ _ N _

CDMA and G are all up there, and I can tell you that this is the same puzzle that won Plezetta West the $100K back in S26…

M A G _ C
_ A N D

…I hope you’re NOT watching this, ma’am — after his initial guesses of MAGIC HAND and MAGIC BAND, he says some nonsensical words ending in -AND before getting the correct second word of MAGIC WAND ONE SECOND TOO LATE (though he didn’t put the first word together). Did the $100K disappear before his very eyes?…

…no, it was the Prius instead. Either way, he’s still gonna hear it from his classmates/family.

VIDEO BONUS: STUPIDEST BR LOSS OF THE SEASON!!!

MY EP. RATING: 5

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5 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: May 15, 2012

  1. JP Mackey August 19, 2014 / 3:39 am

    I'm SO glad I didn't watch the BR when it originally aired. You heard Zach, Natasha Holly, and Lolita McAuley were on Ellen recently?

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  2. Andy Nguyen August 19, 2014 / 3:42 am

    I have. He was the last man standing in Ellen's trivia game but regardless, all three won brand new TVs.

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  3. Andy Nguyen August 20, 2014 / 1:26 am

    No, you asshole — he got it after the buzzer so the judges have to rule it against him. You need to fuck off!!!

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  4. yohan sur May 17, 2015 / 4:42 am

    that's too much bad loss for S29. I think champ reminds S26 $100K Won BR puzzle…. but I can't believe. at least he nothing to lose, since 2012 toyota prius worth $21~23K. but still, not good episode.
    ep.rating : 4.5(maingame not bad, but worst BR loss)

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