WOF Retro Recap: May 7, 2012

EPISODE #5626: PORTLAND WEEK

As all of you know, this was the first taped week at the Oregon Convention Center.

$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP

_ H _ / P A _ _ _ _ C
_ O R T _ _ _ S _

Scott knows that Portland, OR is located in THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. Two men on the panel kicked off the tapings there…

Scott Dees: clinical research associate for a cardiovascular device company from Cedar Hills, OR (orig. from MT)
Matt Frisbie: store manager for a worldwide retailer from Portland (moved from WI in a cheese truck 5 yrs. ago)
Dani Kopf: licensed massager who performs musical theatre from Portland

$2K Tossup: THINGS

_ _ _ L S / O F
_ _ _ / T R _ D E

Dani has the TOOLS OF THE TRADE to spin first.

FEATURED TRIP: Brendan Worldwide Vacation to England from Hotwire worth $6,180

Jackpot Round: PHRASE (deer wipe)

The letter search begins w/ two T’s for $1,100, three R’s to make that $2K, six E’s and an A, then come a $600 V and two C’s for the tour…

C _ _ E / _ _ T
C _ _ E / _ _ T
_ _ E R E V E R
_ _ _ / A R E

…and she says to Pat “COME OUT, COME OUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE” to win a total of $10,280 cash & trip.

PR!
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6,450

Scott: $1K/Matt: $0/Dani: $10,280 cash & England

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Mystery Round: SAME LETTER 

Scott leads off w/ a $600 R, a $550 S at the end, an E and two I’s before BANKRUPTING near TD to lose the $650 remainder. Second, Matt picks a $300 T and two L’s via the MW near LaT. He turns down the $2K offer…and gets the $10K! But his next call of N while on the blue 1/2 KIA is no good. Third, Dani FPs the A and calls up two P’s for $1,600…

_ A _ _ R I T E
_ L I P – _ L _ P S

…she remembers her FAVORITE FLIP-FLOPS to keep the 16 Benjamins.

SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND:
N (Matt)
SOLE BANKRUPT OF THE ROUND: Scott

Scott: $1K/Matt: ZERO/Dani: $11,880 cash & England 
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PP Round: EVENT

First for the middle man are a $450 T, three A’s, but then the LaT. Second for Dani are three N’s and two S’s at $300 a pop, an I, two O’s, two TD D’s and the sole dud vowel of E. Third, Scott has a $300 G, two R’s for the MDW and a $450 B…

S T A N D I N G / _ _
O N / A / S _ R _ B O A R D

…he adds another $750 and will be STANDING UP ON A SURFBOARD on a $6,300 Pleasant Holiday trip to the Hyatt Regency MAUI Resort & Spa.

SOLE DUD OF THE ROUND:
E (Dani)
SOLE LaT OF THE ROUND: Matt

Scott: $8,050 cash & HI MDW/Matt: ZERO/Dani: $11,880 cash & England  

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$3K Tossup: WAYD?

D _ Y _ _ _ A M I _ G

Scott’s NOT DAYDREAMING — for real, he’s now $830 off the lead.

Round 4: FOOD & DRINK (full $1,500 speed-up)

Still hope for Scott to win this game. After a B call…

B _ T T _ R S _ _ T _ _
_ _ _ _ _ N _

Matt eats up some BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING to avoid being gooseegged.

FINAL SCORES
Scott: $11,050 cash & HI MDW/Matt: $6K/Dani: $11,880 cash & England 

GT: $28,930
BANKRUPT TRASH: $650

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$100K Bonus Round
It’s a shame that the Nissan LEAF was lost twice in the first week of the road trip, but maybe a ’12 Chevrolet Volt will be won. Dani lands on the A of GAME.

Category: PERSON
Here are the last three letters of the first word…

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

HCPO all make this puzzle…

C O _ P _ T E R
_ H _ _

…but she still BLOWS THE SECOND WORD w/ TECH and CZAR. She doesn’t know that Bill Gates is a COMPUTER WHIZ for the $30K.

MY EP. RATING: 5

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