WOF Retro Recap: May 28, 2012

Back in Culver City, they started “Great Adventures”. And this is the last full week w/ the generic set.


$1K Tossup: THING

C _ _ _ Y – O N
_ _ _ G _ G _

Crystalynn takes a stab w/ CARRY-ON BAGGAGE (I thought CARRY-ON LUGGAGE)…and she’s right. She’s the only woman among this panel…

Crystalynn Varozza: owner of two coffee shops w/ her HS sweetheart husband Travis from Eugene, OR 
Jason Scholenberger: tax associate who lost nearly 100 lbs. and sings the National Anthem at pro sports games from Lynnbrook, NY
Rob Dixon, Jr.: writer of six children’s books who’s also looking to write screenplays from L.A.


S I L V E R _ _ R E
D _ A W _ _

Jason solves SILVERWARE DRAWER for control.

FEATURED GA: g adventure to China worth $9,544

Jackpot Round: SHOW BIZ (ATV wipe)

Jason kicks things off w/ three N’s for $900, two A’s and an E, two R’s to x5 his $400 remainder, and buys an I. After he then FPs two O’s…

O _ _ A R / _ I N N E R
_ O _ / _ A N _ _

…he solves OSCAR WINNER TOM HANKS for another $1,750 when he could’ve gone for the S’s.



Rob: $0/Crystalynn: $1K/Jason: $3,750


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER 

Rob’s journey to richness begins on a bad note w/ R while on the trip. Second, Crystalynn also misses w/ T. Third, Jason calls up a TD S and an A but he then repeats the T. Rob restarts w/ two L’s while on the MW near LaT. He wastes little time in turning down the $2K offer for…5x as much! After his FPing of the sole dud vowel of O, he loses another turn w/ M while on the WC. Down Crystalynn’s path next are two C’s as in China, a $600 H, an I, a $400 B, the U, a D for the WC but then the LaT. Jason then lights up the $350 N at the bottom and the twin E’s to finally close out the vowels…

_ L E E
S A N D _ I C H

…Sue Sylvester will probably be just ate a “GLEE” CLUB SANDWICH for another $3,350.

DUDS: R (Rob), T (Crystalynn), O (Rob), M (Robb)
SOLE LaT: Crystalynn
SOLE DQ: Jason’s T repeat

Rob: ZERO/Crystalynn: $1K WC/Jason: $7,100



The lady in the middle loses her WC right away to the MDW’s left side. Second, Jason says a baddie of R. Third, Rob’s got five T’s for $3K, four E’s and A’s, four H’s for another $1,200, a $350 B and the last vowel of O, followed by an $800 C, a $350 K but then D for dud. Crystalynn then puts up the $900 P but squanders her turn w/ the M. Jason then SPINGLES for a $300 W…

T A K E / T H E
P A T H W A _ / T O
T H E / B E A C H

…he’ll TAKE THE PATHWAY TO THE BEACH on his Hotwire.com vacation to The Buccaneer in ST. CROIX worth $7,800.

DUDS: R (Jason), D (Rob), M (Crystalynn)

Rob: ZILCH/Crystalynn: $1K/Jason: $15,200 cash & trip


$3K Tossup: PEOPLE

_ _ M M U N _ _ Y
L _ _ D E R S

Jason solves COMMUNITY LEADERS to break the $18K mark.

Round 4: FUN & GAMES

First up are a $1,200 R pair but then the BANKRUPT near TD and we go into S-U Mode…

_ R _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _
_ _ / _ _ _ _ _ _ R _

…w/ a $1,500 Final Spin. He later calls two C’s…

T R I P L _ / _ _ _ P
I N / C H _ C _ _ R S

…and wins another $4,500 w/ a TRIPLE JUMP IN CHECKERS.

SOLE DUD (during Speed-Up): F (Rob)

Rob: $1K GOOSEEGG/Crystalynn: $1K/Jason: $22,700 cash & trip

GT: $24,700
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $1,200


$100K Bonus Round
The Nissan Xterra we saw earlier in the season (last offered in Alpine Adventures) is back again this week. Jason gets the I envelope of WIN.

Category: PHRASE
This is a one-liner…

_ R _ _ E / _ T

 DPCI seems reasonable…

P R _ _ E / I T

PROVE IT to us one more time that you’re a good player, sir…yes for the $30K and a final total of $52,700 cash & trip.

This edition of “Wheel” ends w/ a Changing Lives segment about Nancy Kenzler who won $114,650 back in S25 (she solved DRIFTWOOD). She donated some of her dough to World Vision and took her daughters to Paris.



3 thoughts on “WOF Retro Recap: May 28, 2012

  1. JP Mackey August 23, 2014 / 1:32 am

    So Andy…what's this theme all about? Is it simply based on the gadventures.com website?


  2. Andy Nguyen August 23, 2014 / 1:56 am

    It's not just the website but about being courageous and brave enough to go around the world.


  3. JP Mackey August 23, 2014 / 2:15 am

    Got it, thanks. And can't they use ANYTHING other than the generic set? Sigh…


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