WOF Retro Recap: May 29, 2012


$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ E _ / O _ T
O _ / _ O W _

Also the title of a theme week back in S28, Laarni solves “GET OUT OF TOWN”. Two people on this panel have geographical last names…

Laarni San Juan: public health nurse and a volunteer for the Filipino community from S.F.
Brian Georgia: 8th Grade English & Drama teacher at I.S. 25 in Flushing, Queens who’s written his first book from Hempstead, NY
Lauren Amrhein: 2nd Grade teacher who’s studied abroad at The College of William & Mary in order to go to Cadiz, Spain from D.C.

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ _ E _ M / _ _
_ _ _ _ T O / _ O U P

Brian eats up some CREAM OF TOMATO SOUP.

FEATURED GA: Greek yacht cruise from g adventures worth $8,856 (all of these featured trips this week are provided by that company)

Jackpot Round: FUN & GAMES

He wastes a turn on the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Lauren gets the same fate via the MDW’s right side. Third, Laarni calls up three R’s for the Sierra Trading Post gift tag, FPs an E says four S’s for $1,200, and buys an I at the bottom before she sees…

R _ _ _
_ _ _ E R
S _ I S S _ R S

…she solves “ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS” for $1,950 cash & GT.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (opposition)

Laarni: $2,950 cash & GT/Brian: $2K/Lauren: $0


Mystery Round: SAME NAME 

Lauren leads off w/ a $550 N, four A’s, a D for the blue 1/2 KIA, a FP E and an I, then come three R’s for $2,400, the last vowels of an O and two U’s, but then P for phooey while on TD. Laarni secondly has the same fate w/ an S call while on the MW near the MDW, after which Brian lands on it, calls up two L’s and takes the gamble…he’s BANKRUPTED again. Lauren then finds three T’s for $1,500 and an $1,800 trio of C’s before solving…

R A C _ U E T _ A L L
A N D / T R A _ _ I C

RACQUETBALL AND TRAFFIC COURT is right for her first $5,750.

DUDS: P (Lauren), S (Laarni)

Laarni: $2,950 cash & GT/Brian: $2K/Lauren: $5,750 1/2 KIA


PP Round: WAYD? 

Laarni goes first w/ four N’s and a G at $300 a pop, a $10,500 R triplet, three I’s, two A’s and an O, followed by a $1,200 T quartet, the rest of the vowels, and the LaT. Brian secondly captures the other 1/2 KIA w/ a C, two $300 H’s, a $500 F, a $300 Q and a TD L. The big board now reads…

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

…he’s got an additional $5,400 and will be LISTENING TO JAZZ IN THE FRENCH QUARTER on the $5,500 trip to the Loews NEW ORLEANS Hotel.

SOLE LaT: Laarni

Laarni: $2,950 cash & GT/Brian: $12,900 cash & N.O./Lauren: $5,750


$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

_ E _ L _ _ Y
T _ L E _ _ _ _ O N

Brian gets REALITY TELEVISION to go to $15,900.

Round 4: PLACES

We don’t hear any cheering when he lands on TD right out of the game, but he duds out anyway w/ the N. Lauren also strikes out w/ T. Third for Laarni are two $500 S’s, a $350 R, an O pair, and two $500 L’s before the S-U Bell is heard…

_ _ _ L _ S / O_
_ L O _ _ R S

…the Final Spin is set at $1,900. She then puts up triple F’s…

F _ _ L _ S / O F
F L O _ _ R S

…and solves FIELDS OF FLOWERS for $7,800.

DUDS (both before bell): N (Brian), T (Lauren)

Laarni: $10,750 cash & GT/Brian: $15,900 cash & N.O./Lauren: $5,750

GT: $32,400


$100K Bonus Round
We last landed on the N in WIN…and Brian lands on the I next door.

Category: THING
RSTLNE gives us…

T _ _ – _ _ R T
_ _ N _ L E

BDGI result in very limited help…

T _ _ – _ _ R T
_ _ N _ L E

…and he’s off by two letters w/ TWO-PART SINGLE. If the category had been SHOW BIZ or EVENT, he might’ve known that some shows like “American Idol” and “Dancing with The Stars” have a TWO-PART FINALE for the $30K.



One thought on “WOF Retro Recap: May 29, 2012

  1. JP Mackey August 23, 2014 / 2:14 am

    A shame Laarni hit Lose a Turn in R3. I sure wish she won instead (considering she's from S.F.), but everybody got a decent amount.


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