WOF Retro Recap: May 22, 2012

EPISODE #5637: GREAT OUTDOORS (PORTLAND)

$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ R E _ N
M _ _ _ O W

Jeff solves GREEN MEADOW. Two men competing on this Tuesday…

Jeff Herbster: vinyl record store worker who’s been living in Portland for seven years (orig. from Toledo, OH)
Doug Herren: retired teacher who’s been cooking at a local restaurant for two yrs. from Eugene, OR
Tina Brown: judicial assistant and former roller derby player (she’s wearing her roller derby socks for good luck) from Amity, OR

$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

F I R S _ – A _ D
_ I _

Tina likely used this at least once in her old career, a FIRST-AID KIT.

FEATURED TRIP (sponsored by “MIB 3”): Waianuhea Bed & Breakfast in Honokaa, HI worth $6K

Jackpot Round: PHRASE 

Tina first takes four T’s for the River City Bicycles gift tag, three FP A’s, but the BANKRUPT near TD steals the GT. Second, Jeff wastes a turn w/ the MDW’s right side. Third, Doug calls up three H’s for $1,650, three E’s, two S’s for $1,800 more and a W as in WC. Board…

T H A T ‘ S / T H E
W A _ / T H E / _ A _ _
_ _ _ _ _ E S

…well, THAT’S THE WAY THE BALL BOUNCES — he’s won his first $3,200.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Doug’s opponents)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6,950

Doug: $3,200 WC/Tina: $2K/Jeff: $1K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Jeff kicks off w/ a $550 T, two N’s to add $1,800, three I’s and the same number of O’s, but after a $600 S is L for loss. Second, Doug tacks on two P’s for the HI trip…

_ O N _ _ _ S _ T I O N
P I _ _ _
O _ / P I _

…he eats a CONVERSATION PIECE OF PIE to win it.

SOLE DUD: L (Jeff)

Doug: $9,200 cash & HI WC/Tina: $2K/Jeff: $1K 

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PP Round: EVENT 

Doug’s first picks are five N’s for $1,500, three O’s, an E and four A’s, then come a $400 T, the last vowel of I, a $300 R, a $600 F, a $300 P, a $2,400 M trio and a $300 Y before he finally goes for the solve…

A N / A F T E R N O O N
N A P / I N / M Y
_ A M M O _ _

…he won’t have AN AFTERNOON NAP IN MY HAMMOCK (because I don’t own one), but he’s got another $4,800 and a $7,655 Hotwire.com trip to the Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa (includes a nighttime zip-line ride from Rain Forest Adventures) in ST. LUCIA.

PR!

Doug: $21,655 cash & trips WC/Tina: $2K/Jeff: $1K

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$3K Tossup: PERSON

C _ M _ B _ C K
_ I _

I don’t think Jeff’s gonna be the COMEBACK KID of the night, but he’s up to $4K.

Round 4: PHRASE (full $1,500 speed-up)

Doug later puts up the C…

_ N D / T H _ / C R _ _ D
G _ _ S / _ _ _ D

AND THE CROWD GOES WILD — he’s off to Bonusland w/ another $4,500.

FINAL SCORES
Doug: $26,155 cash & trips WC/Tina: $2K/Jeff: $4K  

GT: $32,155
BANKRUPT TRASH: gift tag

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$100K Bonus Round
Doug takes out the C envelope.

Category: PHRASE
This one’s pretty easy…

_ _ R / _ _ _ T
_ T ‘ S / _ _ R T _

DBC aren’t there, but two O’s and two H‘s do show up…

_ O R / _ H _ T
_ T ‘ S / _ O R T H

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH, he’s also a $30K winner and leaves w/ $56,155 cash & trips.

MY EP. RATING:7

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