WOF Retro Recap: June 8, 2012



_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S

Nate nails “BRIDESMAIDS”. Wrapping up the week are…

Nate & Kristen Pochomis (20 mos.): he’s an instructor for a major aviation training company while she’s a middle school teacher at the Kent Place School in Summit; they’re from Chatham, NJ
Ariel & Steven Wax (8 mos.): she’s in sales for a men’s underwear co. while he sells orthopedic devices to medical surgeons; they’re from NY
Lilia & Mike Perez (1/2 a yr.): he’s a funeral director while she’s a supervisor at a health care institute; they’re from Boston   

$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME

H _ _ / T O
_ _ O _

The Perezes are HOT TO TROT.

LAST SH OF THE WEEK: The Inn at Bowman’s Hill in New Hope, PA from BedandBreakfast.com worth $7,125

Jackpot Round: HUSBAND & WIFE

They quickly LaT out. Second, the Pochomises call up a $300 N, two D’s to triple up, four A’s and an E, followed by a $1K S pair, four R’s for another two grand, and the leftover vowels before they see…

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

…they solve GARTH BROOKS AND TRISHA YEARWOOD for $2,900.

SOLE LaT: Perezs

Perezes: $2K/Pochomises: $3,900/Waxes: $0


Mystery Round: SAME LETTER

That middle couple has wasted a spin w/ the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, the Waxes fill in a $450 S, FP four E’s, capture four $900 R’s and buy an A, then they say L for lose. Third, the Perezes pick up the trip w/ an N but LaT out for the second time this game. Back to the Pochomises who spot three T’s for $1,050, the SL of four P’s for another $1,800, and two I’s…

P I _ T _ R E –
P E R _ E _ T
P A R T N E R S _ I P

…their PICTURE-PERFECT PARTNERSHIP improves to the tune of $2,600.

SOLE DUD: L (Ariel & Steven)
SOLE LaT: Waxes

Perezes: $2K/Pochomises: $6,500/Waxes: ZILCH



In their next attempt to get on the board, the Waxes lead off w/ a $350 T, two H’s for $1,200, four E’s and two A’s, but then the MDW’s left side to give back $1,050. Second, the Perezes have a $300 S, an O buy, two R’s for the green 1/2 KIA and three I’s to finish off the vowels, then they put up three N’s for $2,400…

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

…and will be taking A REFRESHING DIP IN THE OCEAN, because they’ve banked $3,200 and a Hotwire trip to the Smugglers Cove in ST. LUCIA worth $6,900.


Perezes: $12,100 cash & St. Lucia/Pochomises: $6,500/Waxes: TOUGH LUCK


$3K Tossup: PERSON

F _ _ _ _ _ – _ _ – _ _ W

The Pochomises get closer to the lead w/ a FATHER-IN-LAW.

Round 4: PHRASE

S for sorry is how they start. Second for the Waxes are two $300 N’s but then a bad vowel purchase in O. Third, the Perezes get a $450 T and an A quartet, then we shift into S-U Mode…

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

…w/ a $1,500 Final Spin (Pat’s first spin was/ the BANKRUPT near TD). Two M’s and H’s later…

A / M A T _ H / M A _ _
_ N / H _ A _ _ N

…it’s A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN for the Pochomises — they’ve won the game by just $400.

DUDS (both before Final Spin): S (Pochomises), O (Waxes)

Perezes: $12,100 cash & St. Lucia/Pochomises: $12,500/Waxes: $2K GOOSEEGG

GT: $26,600


$100K Bonus Round
Kristen takes out the E envelope of AMERICA’S. And make it three eps. in a row that a team is by themselves.

Category: THING
The RSTLNE aid…

_ _ L _ _
E _ _ _ S E

This is one of those times where BGHO completely strikes out…and they unfortunately go with that. Furthermore, they’re way off w/ SOLAR ECLIPSE and LUNAR ECLIPSE, so all they have is a VALID EXCUSE to let $40K go down the drain.


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