WOF Recap: September 24, 2014


$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

C _ U _ _ H Y
_ _ A N _ L _ / B _ R

Mike eats up a CRUNCHY GRANOLA BAR. There’s somebody on this panel who has a designated spinner…

Mike Hughes: likes playing/watching basketball and football from Savannah, GA (all he says for his job is he works for the city)
Darrin Revits: real estate agent and nonprofit theater worker from L.A.
Susie Keller: enjoys attending Country Western concerts from Carrollton, IL (her brother John is her DS)

$2K Tossup: RHYME TIME

_ E / M A D E
T H E / _ _ _ D E

Darrin’s off by a letter w/ HE MADE THE GRADE”, while Mike capitalizes w/ WE MADE THE GRADE”.

FEATURED PN TRIP: collette tour of S.F., Portland and Seattle worth $6,598

Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER 

Mike starts the letter search w/ three T’s for $2,400, four E’s, two H’s for $1,400 more, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $3,550. Second, Darrin can’t capitalize on TD w/ N. Third, Susie calls up two R’s for $1,200, buys the rest the vowel shop has to offer (her last buy of O came via FP), and says two F’s for another $1,300, then she picks up the WC w/ an L and plugs in three P’s for $2,100 before we finally show you…

T H E / L I F E
O F / T H E
P A R T _

…she isn’t THE LIFE OF THE PARTY POOPER, because she’s the early leader.

SOLE DUD: N (Darrin)

Mike: $3K/Darrin: $0/Susie: $4,600 WC


Mystery Round: LIVING THINGS 

Darrin’s first picks here are a $600 S, two N’s for $1,600, three A’s and two I’s, followed by a $500 G, two T’s for another $1,100, but then the LaT. Second, Susie spots a $900 R, buys the other three vowels, says two H’s at $700 a pop and a $900 C, FPs the F and picks up the tour w/ four L’s. Board, Vanna…

_ I L L E R
_ H A L E S
L E A _ I N G / O U T
O F / T H E / O C E A N

…she solves KILLER WHALES LEAPING OUT OF THE OCEAN for a total of $11,548 cash & tour.

SOLE LaT: Darrin

Mike: $3K/Darrin: NOTHING/Susie: $16,148 cash & tour WC


PP/Express Round: PLACE 

Susie gets the Sierra gift tag w/ two T’s right away, spends half of her $1K for two E’s and A’s, picks off a $2,200 N quartet, and buys the other three vowels. After she spins once more for a $650 S…

A / S T U N N I N _
T _ O _ I _ A _
_ E N U E

…she’s won $3,600 cash & GC plus a hotwire trip to A STUNNING TROPICAL VENUE like that Hilton Waikoloa Village in HAWAII worth $6,964.


Mike: $3K/Darrin: NO LUCK/Susie: $26,712 cash & prizes WC


$3K Tossup: EVENT

C _ N T _ _ T

Mike sweeps ’em w/ POETRY CONTEST.

Round 4: WAYD?

Once again, a $1,600 Final Spin. After somebody puts up the C…

T _ K _ N G / C _ R _
_ _ / _ _ S _ N _ S S

Darrin’s TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS for her only $4,800 on the night.

SOLE DUD: H (Susie)

Mike: $6K/Darrin: $4,800/Susie: $26,712 cash & prizes WC

GT: $37,512


$100K Bonus Round
Susie’s able to spin that BW, and her envelope will be the N of WIN.

Category: THING
The RSTLNE assistance…

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

CDHA and M give her…

_ A L _ A _ L E
C A R _ _

…she still doesn’t win the VALUABLE CARGO in the form of the LEAF (by this time in the tapings, the car envelopes now say “CAR + $5,000” on the bottom; why don’t they just say the name?!).

$5K SPIN ID: AT5894490



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