WOF Recap: November 5, 2014

EPISODE #6083: WHEEL GOES WAIKOLOA 

$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

_ R _ _ H
_ I _ E A _ _ _ E

Kaleonani loves the aroma of FRESH PINEAPPLE. Yet again, we go in order in meeting the contesti…

Kaleonani Kalauoka’ae’a-Kahele: fiscal manage for a nonprofit (Aha Punana Leo) from Hilo 
Kai Lovell: specialist presenter for vacation ownership co. and roller derby player from Anahola
Shawn Coleman: Wilson ES P.E. teacher from Honolulu

$2K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ E L L Y / F L O P
C O N _ _ _ T

Kai solves BELLY FLOP CONTEST for control.

FEATURED TRIP: Borgata Hotel & Spa in Atlantic City worth $7,534

Round 1: TITLE

She begins the letter search w/ a $600 R, three A’s, and S for the Maui Jim gift tag, four E’s and an I, then come five T’s for $3K and two U’s to clean out the vowels…

T E E _ A _ E
_ U T A _ T
_ I _ _ A
T U R T _ E S

…cowabunga — she IDs the “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” for $4,100 cash & shades.

PR

(NOTE: Oddly enough, both the prize wedge and gift tag switched places — the former is next to the orange $800 and the latter is next to the red $800.)

Kaleonani: $1K/Kai: $6,100 cash & shades/Shawn: $0

——————

Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

First on Shawn’s list of letters are a $700 T and an S via the MW near $800. He gambles…$$$! Next up are an E, a $700 R, two A’s, but then L for loss. Kaleonani secondly puts up two N’s for $1,200, buys three I’s and two O’s to wipe out the vowel shop, and FPs two K’s…

K A R A O K E
N I _ _ T
_ I S I O N

…she solves KARAOKE NIGHT VISION for $1,700.

SOLE DUD: L (Shawn)

Kaleonani: $2,700/Kai: $6,100 cash & shades/Shawn: ZERO

—————-

PP/Express Round: SAME LETTER

Kaleonani kicks off w/ two T’s and HOPS ABOARD the EXPRESS

Next Choices: N, 2 E’s, A (she loses $2,750)

Second, Kai loses nothing but a turn w/ the R. Third, Shawn inserts a $1,300 pair of S’s, but he and Kaleonani both BANKRUPT near the big one. After Kai loses another turn w/ C, Shawn gets the SL bonus of three $600 F’s, three I’s, a $550 V and two O’s, then we have…

F _ N
F O O _ / &
F E S T I V I T I E S

FUN, FOOD & FESTIVITIES awaiting him on a hotwire trip to the Loews Coronado Bay in SAN DIEGO (also includes $1K credit from Undercovertourist.com to any Southern California attraction) worth $8,005.

NON-BANKRUPT DUDS (both by Kai): R and C
SOLE BANKRUPT DUD: A (Kaleonani)
BANKRUPT LANDINGS: 2 (Shawn, Kaleonani)

Kaleonani: $2,700/Kai: $6,100 cash & shades/Shawn: $10,855 cash & S.D.

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$3K Tossup: OCCUPATION

S H _ _ _ – _ R _ E R
C O O K

A SHORT-ORDER COOK brings Kai closer to the lead. 

Speed-Up Round: EVENT

It’s a $1,600 Final Spin on this Wed. night. Somebody’s smiling after calling the frontloading H…

H _ _ S _ _ _ R M _ N G
P _ R T Y

…it’s Shawn who has won another $6,400 towards his next HOUSEWARMING PARTY.

DUDS: L (Kaleonani), C (Kai)

FINAL SCORES
Kaleonani: $2,700/Kai: $9,100 cash & shades/Shawn: $17,255 cash & S.D. 

GT: $29,055
BANKRUPT TRASH: $4,050

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$100K Bonus Round
Shawn takes that BW to the W.

Category: PHRASE
Looks easy to me…

_ _ _ _ / T _
S _ _ _ R E / _ N E

He knows this one too and calls QBKO…

B _ _ K / T O
S Q _ _ R E / O N E

BACK TO SQUARE ONE, people — he also wins the damn minimum for a final total of $49,255 cash & trip.

$5K SPIN ID: JF7907653

I can now confirm that this week’s car seen in a taped final segment w/ Daniel Akaka is indeed a Jeep Wrangler Sport instead of the Unlimited version on the first wk. of their last visit to The Big Island.

MY EP. RATING: 7

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