WOF Retro Recap: May 23, 2012

EPISODE #5638: GREAT OUTDOORS (PORTLAND)

$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ _ / M I D _ _ E
_ F / N O _ _ E _ E

Kayla isn’t in THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, but rather winning cash &/or prizes among this panel…

Kayla Manthey: trauma medic in the Air Force reserves in 446 A.S.T.S. at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and a landscape photographer who competed in a few teenage pageants from Puyallup, WA
Briana Peterson: compensation data analyst for a local sports brand and a graduate student at Williamette University studying Business from Portland
Shawn Hart: the Senor Minister at the Garden Valley Church of Christ who’s also Loons the Clown from Roseberg, OR
 
$2K Tossup: LIVING THINGS

_ _ R _ S _ N T H E M U _ S

Shawn leaves out the first M in this answer, so Kayla triples up w/ CHRYSANTHEMUMS.

FEATURED TRIP: South Aftica from Vayama.com worth $8,400

Jackpot Round: FOOD & DRINK

Here goes Kayla w/ two TD S’s, and buys of E, A and three O’s, but her next consonant of R is no good. Second, Briana gets the blue 1/2 KIA w/ four N’s, but she then LOSES A TURN (she tried to call for a D which would’ve been a dud anyway). Third, Shawn says another negative of L, so we’re back to Kayla who BANKRUPTS near the WC to forfeit $4,250. Briana doesn’t do any better w/ the other normal one, so goodbye $2K and her plate. Shawn then picks up the other 1/2 KIA w/ two C’s, a $450 T, and two I’s before he hits LaT. Kayla then inserts two Y’s for $1,200…

_ O O E Y
C I N N A _ O N
S T I C _ _ / _ _ N S

…and eats some GOOEY CINNAMON STICKY BUNS to win that amount.

DUDS: R (Kayla), L (Shawn)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (ladies)
LaTs: 2 (Briana, Shawn)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $10,350

Kayla: $4,200/Briana: $0/Shawn: $0

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Mystery Round: SAME LETTER 

Briana’s first w/ a $550 N but then the same BANKRUPT Kayla got to lose it right back. Shawn secondly FPs two E’s and picks up the WC w/ two L’s, then come two R’s for another $1,800, a $600 S pair, an A quartet, and the SL of five M’s to throw in $4,500. We now have…

M A R _ E L _ _ S
M A R I N E
M A M M A L S

…he imagines some MARVELOUS MARINE MAMMALS for $6,400 and the lead.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Briana

Kayla: $4,200/Briana: ZIP/Shawn: $6,400 WC

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PP Round: SONG LYRICS

He first collects $14K worth of four N’s and uses the WConly to have it backfire on him w/ his S request. Second, Kayla takes twin T’s for a grand, three A’s, and four E’s, but the MDW’s right side takes away the other half of her initial amount (both women have two of those apiece), so Briana

_ A N _ E
_ A N _ E
_ A N _ E / T _ E
N _ _ _ T / A _ A _

…will “DANCE, DANCE, DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY” like Van Halen during her hotwire stay at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in ST. THOMAS worth $5,456.

SOLE DUD: S (Shawn)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Kayla

Kayla: $4,200/Briana: $5,456 trip/Shawn: $6,400

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$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

_ _ _ _ C O _ L
_ R I _ _

Kayla gets CHARCOAL GRILL to take an $800 lead over Shawn.

Round 4: PHRASE

First up are a $600 S but then T for terrible. Second, Briana finds three N’s for $2,700, a $350 D, an A and two E’s before we hear the S-U Bell…

_ _ _ _ / _ _ N E
A N D / S _ N _ E _

…and it’s a $6K Final Spin! After the frontloading H appears…

H _ _ _ / L _ N E
A N D / S _ N _ E R

…this solution goes to Briana HOOK, LINE AND SINKER for $8,550 and the win.

SOLE DUD BEFORE S-U: T (Kayla)
AFTERWARDS: M (Briana)

FINAL SCORES
Kayla: $7,200/Briana: $14,006 cash & trip/Shawn: $6,400

GT: $27,606
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $7,300

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$100K Bonus Round
Briana hands over the E envelope of GAME to the host.

Category: THING
This caused a SCROOGING back in S26…

S _ _ R _
_ _ R _ E

HDMO only adds…

S H _ R _
_ _ R _ E

…and her total winnings won’t go up by a $35K SHARP CURVE.

MY EP. RATING: 5

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3 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: May 23, 2012

  1. JP Mackey August 22, 2014 / 1:37 am

    Briana…just because it's a $6K Final Spin does NOT mean you should just call the frontloading letter even though you were gonna win anyway!!! -_- I just do not like that.

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  2. ABALLAM3 August 22, 2014 / 6:05 am

    Look at the letters she wasted in the prize puzzle round. 3 D's and 3 C's down the drain for a solve for a trip. Then she wastes the $6,000 opportunity in Round 4 on the H rather than the K. She must be bad with opportunity costs. Another bad player from the Portland shows.

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  3. Andy Nguyen August 22, 2014 / 3:03 pm

    She also didn't call the obvious H's in the PP round.

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