WOF Retro Recap: June 11, 2012

EPISODE #5651: AMERICA’S GAME (WK. 5)

This season-ending week begins on the set of “American Landmarks”.

$1K Tossup: LANDMARK

T H _ / _ A _ I O _ A L
_ A _ L

Tina doesn’t know.

T H _ / N A _ I O _ A L
M A _ L

Tamara solves THE NATIONAL MALL. Going down the line in meeting them…

Tamara Scruggs: IRS revenue officer from McDonough, GA
Dan Lindner: 9th Grade Algebra teacher and football, basketball & wrestling coach who has visited 19 countries (most recently Japan; Australia is next on his list) from Bellvue, WA 
Tina Dauzat: LSU junior studying Elementary Education from Pineville, LA

$2K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE

T – S H I _ T / _ N D
B _ U _ / _ E A N _

Tina pauses again, but gets the right answer of T-SHIRT AND BLUE JEANS.

FEATURED TRIP: Omni Hotel & Resort on Amelia Island Plantation in FL

Jackpot Round: PROPER NAME 

Tina’s first calls are three N’s for $900, three A’s, but then T for terrible. Second, Tamara picks up the MDW w/ two S’s, an R for the Bed Bath & Beyond gift tag, a $600 B and three I’s before she duds out w/ an O buy. Third, Dan puts up two L’s for $900 but then BANKRUPTS near TD. Tina then buys the last vowel of E, FPs two $500 M’s and lights up the leftover W’s for another grand…

N E W S M A N
B R I A N
W I L L I A M S

…she IDs NBC NEWSMAN BRIAN WILLIAMS for another $2,400.

DUDS: T (Tina), O (Tamara)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Dan
UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $7,900

Tamara: $1K/Dan: $0/Tina: $4,400

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER 

Tamara leads off w/ a $600 T, the frontloading $550 S, three A’s and an E, two R’s for the blue 1/2 KIA and a $600 W to complete the second word of WATER, then she buys the leftover vowels (all singles) before BANKRUPTING near TD to lose $1,500 and the plate. Dan then inserts a $400 B, a $600 B, two L’s for the trip, and a $1K F pair…

S _ A R _ L I N _
W A T E R
B U F F A L O

…he solves SPARKLING WATER BUFFALO for $7,288 cash & trip.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Tamara

Tamara: $1K/Dan: $7,288 cash & FL/Tina: $4,400 

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PP Round: PHRASE

The man begins w/ three T’s for $1,650 but then N for no. Tina secondly lights up a $550 S, three A’s and I’s, two R’s for $900 and three E’s…

E S T I _ A T E _
T I _ E / _ _
A R R I _ A _

…she solves ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL for $700 and a $7,500 trip to the LaSource in GRENADA.

SOLE DUD: N (Dan)

Tamara: $1K/Dan: $7,288 cash & FL/Tina: $12,600 cash & Grenada  

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$3K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

B _ S _ O N / _ R _ _ M
_ I _

Tina tastes some BOSTON CREAM PIE to up her score to $15,600.

Round 4: RHYME TIME

First up are a $300 N, a $500 S, but then A for awful. Second for Tamara are a $500 T, triple E’s, but then R for roadblock. Third, Dan takes an $800 C but then the other dud vowel on the board (I). Next for Tina are three O’s, a $900 W, a $500 B, a $900 K and a $450 L…

O N E / T W O
B _ C K L E / _ _ / S _ O E

…and she solves the famous nursery rhyme line “ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE” for $3,050 more.

DUDS: A (Tina), R (Tamara), I (Dan)
 
Tamara: $1K/Dan: $7,288 cash & FL/Tina: $18,650 cash & Grenada 

Round 5: WAYD? (full $1,300 speed-up)

Tamra later calls the P…

T _ R _ _ _ N _
_ / P _ R T _

…she was THROWING A PARTY while she’s watching herself, so she’s won another $3,900.

FINAL SCORES
Tamara: $4,900/Dan: $7,288 cash & FL/Tina: $18,650 cash & Grenada 

GT: $30,838
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding plate): $2,400

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$100K Bonus Round
Replacing the Winnebago on this episode is a Mazda MX-5 Miata. Tina lands on the E of AMERICA’S.

Category: PERSON
I know this already…

_ R _ _ _ N _ L
_ _ N E R

CFDO adds nothing but two O’s…

O R _ _ _ N _ L
O _ N E R

…and she’s officially th 70th BR winner of the season and a non-ORIGINAL OWNER of the $30K (Jim: “Tina, You can afford some new shoes & then some…”), so she leaves w/ $48,650 cash & trip.

MY EP. RATING: 7

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