WOF Recap: October 15, 2014

EPISODE #6068: WHEEL WAS HERE 

$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ H _ / _ _ _ _ Y
_ I _ _

Laura knows that Chicago is nicknamed “THE WINDY CITY”. Bios on her and everybody else… 

Laura Vazquez: property manager, comic collector & belly dancer for fun from Long Beach
Marvin Keene: Coastal Carolina Univ. Finance professor and mobile shaved ice business owner from Myrtle Beach
Vickie Bonifield: loan co. manager from Cloverdale, IN

$2K Tossup: CHARACTERS

_ _ A _ S F O _ M E _ S

Laura IDs the TRANSFORMERS to triple up.

FEATURED TRIP: Boston Harbor Hotel worth $9,640

Round 1: SONG LYRICS

A $550 N gets her started, but the S stops her just as quick. Second, Marvin calls up two T’s for $1,300, buys five E’s, and FPs a dud vowel of I, then he says two H’s for $1,300, a $900 Y, but then B for bad. Third, Vickie takes a TD C, only to lose that money right back to the BANKRUPT near $650. Laura’s second turn ends quickly w/ the other BANKRUPT, so there goes the $550. Marvin buys another dummy vowel of O whereas Vickie craps out w/ K, so we’re quickly back to Laura…but she LaTs out. Marvin next buys the two A’s to clean out the vowels, but he then gets the same BANKRUPT as Vickie to forfeit $2,750. The middle lady then puts up two L’s and an M at $900 a pop, but she has a run-in w/ the BANKRUPT near TD to toss aside $2,700. On Laura’s fourth turn, she makes a $600 D appear, but LaTs out again. After Marvin spins up that BANKRUPT near $650 again, Vickie collects the WC w/ two R’s…

T H E Y / C A L L / M E
T H E / _ A N D E R E R

…and mercifully solves “THEY CALL ME THE WANDERER” by Dion from ’61 — WORST ROUND OF THE SEASON, PERIOD.

DUDS: I (Marvin), S (Laura), O (Marvin), K (Vickie)
LaTs: 2 (Laura)
BANKRUPTS: 5 (two each by Marvin and Vickie)

Marvin: $0/Vickie: $1K WC/Laura: $3K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Hoping for much better luck, Marvin starts this one w/ three R’s for the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, four A’s and an I, but then N for no. Second, Vickie inserts five T’s at $550 apiece, the other two vowels that isn’t U, three H’s for another $1,950, a C for the eBags gift tag, and two FP K’s. We now have…

A R T I C H O K E
H E A R T –
T O – H E A R T
T A _ K

…she solves ARTICHOKE HEART-TO-HEART TALK for $6,700 cash & bags.

SOLE DUD: N (Marvin)

Marvin: NO LUCK/Vickie: $7,700 cash & GT WC/Laura: $3K 

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PP/Express Round: WAYD?

First, Vickie spins her way to an $1,100 pair of N’s and a G for the same 1/2 CAR, then she buys two I’s and three O’s, and picks up that MDW w/ two T’s. After she buys the twin E’s and an A to finish off the vowels, here come a $500 M and Y, but then the LaT to likely cost her $1,600, her plate, and her $1M hopes. Laura next picks off four L’s for $2,400, two C’s to add $1,800, a $1K pair of D’s, and a TD S, then we show her…

A D D I N G / T O
M Y / S _ E L L
C O L L E C T I O N

…she rightly replies “ADDING TO MY SHELL COLLECTION” for $8,700 and a hotwire trip to the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in ST. MAARTEN worth $6,340.

SOLE LaT: Vickie

Marvin: ROTTEN LUCK/Vickie: $7,700 cash & GT WC/Laura: $18,040 cash & trip  

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$3K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ C _ / T O / _ _ _
D _ _ W I _ _ / B _ _ R D

Vickie’s BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD.

Speed-Up Round: FOOD & DRINK

Consonants pay off at $1,800 a pop. Early on, Laura puts up three S’s and tries to call a T during the think time, but Pat thankfully stops her. We later get to this after triple B’s show up…

B L _ _ _ B _ R R _ _ S
& / R _ S _ B _ R R _ _ S

Vickie’s wrong at first w/ BLUEBERRIES & RASPBERRIES, but she quickly changes to the right one of BLACKBERRIES & RASPBERRIES to add another $5,400.  

DUDS: N (Vickie), T (Vickie), M (Laura)

FINAL SCORES
Marvin: $1K GOOSEEGG/Vickie: $16,100 cash & GT/Laura: $18,040 cash & trip   

GT: $35,140
BANKRUPT TRASH: $8,500

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$100K Bonus Round
Laura takes that BW to the I of SPIN.

Category: PLACE
The last letters of each word are…

_ _ _ _ E
_ _ R

She’s CDMA conservative…

_ _ _ C E
_ A R

…she talks her way into the right answer, and we hope she doesn’t blow all of this much money on celebratory drinks at the JUICE BAR

…$45K for a final total of $63,040 cash & trip!

$5K SPIN ID: BW3033469

MY EP. RATING: 6

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One thought on “WOF Recap: October 15, 2014

  1. JP Mackey October 16, 2014 / 3:46 am

    Good job to both ladies! I'm glad Laura won $45K, and that Vickie earned a great sum (too bad she didn't win; besides, she's the featured blogger).

    Poor Marvin, he really deserved way better.

    Despite the awful R1 (the Wheel needs a time-out after that), ny rating is a 7.

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