WoF Recap: December 15, 2014



_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ S
_ _ _ _ _ _ / _ _ L _ _

David quickly solves “JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS”. The lowdown on him and the ladies…

David Hankins: 3rd-yr. medical student at Columbia Univ. from NYC (orig. from MN)
Karen Paloni: headed back to school looking to be a radiology tech from Irmo, SC
Rosaland Turner: a teacher whose husband’s in the Navy from Chula Vista (orig. from Lake Charles, LA)

$2K Tossup: THING

_ O O _ I N G
_ U S _ N _ _ S

David’s in BOOMING BUSINESS so far tonight.

1/2 CAR: ’15 Fiesta

Round 1: PHRASE

First are two S’s for the GT, six E’s, two T’s for $1,400, two H’s for the WC, and three R’s for $1,800…

T H E R E ‘ S
S _ _ E T H _ _ _
_ _ R / E _ E R _ _ _ E

THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE as he makes the solve for $5,950 cash & tag.


Rosaland: $0/David: $8,950 cash & GT WC/Karen: $0


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Karen insta-BANKRUPTS next to $650. Second, Rosaland misses w/ N while on the MW near LaT. Third, David picks a $900 T, buys three E’s, calls up an $600 H, but then buys a bad vowel in O. Back to Karen who gets the 1/2 CAR near the orange $900, and the MDW w/ a D, then she buys an A, captures the SS w/ two O’s, and buys two I’s to clean out the vowels. Following an $800 G…

T H E / _ I G
A P P _ E
_ I D E R

…she drinks up THE BIG APPLE CIDER for $9,300 cash & SS.

DUDS: N (Rosalind), O (David)

Rosaland: ZIP/David: $8,950 cash & GT WC/Karen: $9,300 cash & SS MDW 1/2 CAR


PP/Express Round: WAYD? 

Rosaland continues her quest to get on the board w/ a $2,400 trio of N’s, three I’s, but then the same BANKRUPT to lose the $2,150 remainder. Second, David runs into the other one to lose his WC. Third for Karen are an $1,800 G pair, three E’s and an A, but then P for phooey. Rosalind restarts w/ four T’s for $3,600, buys three O’s, and gets both halves (she got the one from the other spot first) of the Fiesta w/ K and W, respectively. Following those picks are a U…two C’s and L’s at $1,400 a pop…and the big solve…

G E T T I N G / T O
K N O W / T _ E
L O C A L / C U I _ I N E

…not only does she win $21,590 cash & Fiesta, she’ll be GETTING TO KNOW THE LOCAL CUISINE on a hotwire trip to the Dreams Sugar Bay Resort in ST. THOMAS worth $7,065; that was a $28,655 round for her!

SOLE DUD: P (Karen)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (opposition)

Rosaland: $28,655 cash & prizes/David: $8,950 cash & GT/Karen: $9,300 cash & SS MDW


$3K Tossup: SHOW BIZ

C U R _ _ I N
_ _ _ _

It’s not time for David’s CURTAIN CALL just yet — he’s scores the Tossup sweek.

Speed-Up Round: FUN & GAMES

$1,800‘s the consonant value. After somebody puts up an M to leave vowels remaining…

D _ _ N G
S _ M _ R S _ _ L T S

Karen’s DOING SOMERSAULTS for another $7,200.

SOLE DUD: P (Karen)

Rosaland: $28,655 cash & prizes/David: $11,950 cash & GT/Karen: $16,500 cash & SS

GT: $57,105 
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $2,150

David SPIN ID: BR2271460 (Barbara R.)
Karen SPIN ID: ST6238540 (Sherri T.)


$100K Bonus Round
Rosaland takes the BR to the M of AMERICA’S.

Category: THING
This biggie starts out as…

L _ T E – N _ _ _ T
_ N _ _ _ E R _ _ _ L

DHPA adds…

L A T E – N _ _ H T
_ N _ _ _ E R _ _ A L

…but she’s stumped on the last word of LATE-NIGHT INFOMERCIAL, so she doesn’t win her second Ford car in the Flex.

LAST SPIN ID: LS7146588 (Leigh S.)



10 thoughts on “WoF Recap: December 15, 2014

  1. JP Mackey December 16, 2014 / 2:02 am

    That Bonus Round puzzle was used as R4 on 2/13/06 in Ft. Lauderdale.

    Fantastic show. Reminds me of the Thanksgiving ep.


  2. Antwan Rice-McKinley December 16, 2014 / 3:49 am

    Great episode even the bonus round was lost. All the Prizes were claimed by all three Players. My rating based on this: 7


  3. Rosaland Turner December 17, 2014 / 4:36 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I was so nervous!!! -Rosaland Turner


  4. Rosaland Turner December 17, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I was so nervous. ~Rosaland Turner


  5. JP Mackey December 19, 2014 / 12:52 am

    Hello Rosalind! You did a terrific job! I wonder if you were surprised you only needed the Prize Puzzle to win?


  6. Rosaland Turner December 19, 2014 / 5:16 am

    No I wasn't surprised!! After I solved the puzzle I knew I was going to the bonus round!! ☺️


  7. orion December 22, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    If you are a Jeopardy fan as well as a Wheel of Fortune fan, perhaps you will remember David as the non-factor 3rd contestant in Ken Jennings' epic loss that aired 11/30/04, a little more than 10 years ago. David did far better on Wheel than on J!, winning almost 9,000 here.


  8. JP Mackey December 26, 2014 / 4:06 pm

    Actually, he won almost $12,000 thanks to the 3rd Toss-Up.


  9. yohan sur May 23, 2015 / 1:47 am

    all player great playing! I think champ no problem win for easy BR puzzle, too bad she doesn't double car owner.(CDMA might won)
    ep.rating : 7 also


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