WOF Retro Recap: May 24, 2012

EPISODE #5639: GREAT OUTDOORS (PORTLAND)

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ O T / O N
T H E / _ _ _ I L

Cheryl may enjoy eating thins that are HOT ON THE GRILL, but that’s not right.

H O T / O N
T H E / T R _ I L

Chris capitalizes, and these three are HOT ON THE TRAIL for big winnings…

Chris Warren: 14 Major in the Oregon Army National Guard and the executive officer for their recruiting & national batallion who’s been deployed twice to Iraq & Afghanistan from Lake Oswego, OR
Cheryl Corum: nine-yr. flight attendant nurse from Newberg, OR
Jessica Allen: outdoors kind of girl who from Vancouver, WA

$2K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

T A K _ _ _
C E N T E _ / S _ A _

Chris’ TAKING CENTER STAGE, so he’s tripled up.

FEATURED TRIP: g adventure to Peru worth $7,298

Jackpot Round: WAYD?

He gets the trip right away w/ the N, two G’s for $700, and two obvious I’s, then come five T’s for $2,250, a $600 H pair, but then the sole dud vowel of U. Second, Cheryl picks up the River City Bicycles gift tag w/ two S’s and three $300 R’s, then she buys three E’s and an A before she’s…

S E T T I N G
T H E / R E _ _ R _
S T R A I G H T

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT for $1,400 in cash & bikes.

SOLE DUD: U (Chris)
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $6,400

Chris: $3K/Cheryl: $1,400 cash & GT/Jessica: $0

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER 

Cheryl’s up first w/ a $300 T and a dud of N while on the MW near LaT. Second, Jessica says an S and looks under the other MWthat’s the right one! Next up are three R’s for $1,800, two TD L’s, an O, four E’s, but then the sole dud vowel of A to likely cost her $18,050. Moving on to Chris who finds two Y’s for $900, two P’s to add $600, and a $300 M, but here comes the BANKRUPT near TD to take away $1,800. Cheryl then spins just once for a G and the green 1/2 KIA

Y O _ / L _ G _ T
_ P / M Y
L _ _ E
P R E S E R _ E R

…she says “YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE PRESERVER” for a $200 bonus.

DUDS: N (Cheryl), A (Jessica)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Chris

Chris: $3K/Cheryl: $2,400 cash & bikes 1/2 KIA/Jessica: ZERO

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PP Round: FUN & GAMES

Two S’s give Jessica the WC right out of the game, but she and Chris both get caught by the same BANKRUPT, so that card’s gone just like that and he has two of ’em so far this episode. Over to Cheryl who puts up three N’s for $900, two D’s to double up, and all of the vowels in one fell swoop, then come a $2,200 T quarter, three FP R’s and a $7K pair of L’s…but she keeps on going for a $900 H, an $800 G, and a $500 M before she finally decides to solve…

T H R I L L / R I D E S
A N D / A M A _ I N G
A T T R A _ T I O N S

…she’s $13,700 richer and will see some THRILL RIDES AND AMAZING ATTRACTIONS on a $5K trip to Universal Studios in ORLANDO.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (opposition)

Chris: $3K/Cheryl: $21,100 cash & prizes/Jessica: NO LUCK 

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$3K Tossup: PLACE

_ A T _ _ _ A L
F _ R _ S T

Chris solves NATURAL FOREST to sweep the Tossups.

Round 4: FOOD & DRINK (full $1,800 speed-up)

After a P call by that man…

S _ L _ _ R / _ _ L L _ R
P _ N C _ K _ S

…he chomps up some SILVER DOLLAR PANCAKES for $9K more.

DUDS: T (Jessica), H (Cheryl), M (Cheryl)

FINAL SCORES
Chris: $15K/Cheryl: $21,100 cash & prizes/Jessica: HL $1K GOOSEEGG

GT: $37,100
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $1,800

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$100K Bonus Round
Cheryl stops on the E of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
This is a one-wordy…

_ _ _ E R _ _ R _ 

CHMO only adds the vowel…

_ _ _ E R _ O R _ 

…she may have signed the PAPERWORK for her appearance, but she’s also a $35K loser.

MY EP. RATING: 7

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