WoF Recap: January 6, 2015

EPISODE #6127: WEEKEND GETAWAYS 

$1K Tossup: TITLE

_ U _ _ I V E _ ‘ S
_ R A V _ _ _

Alex IDs “GULLIVER’S TRAVELS”. Let’s start talking to the man at the end…

Alex Itskov: operations worker for law investment firm and transhumanist from NY
Stephanie Brophy: archdiocese associate director of communications & former news reporter in FL from Philly
Nishat Hamid: UC-Irvine student studying Psychology & Social Behavior who wants to be a teacher from Reseda, CA

$2K Tossup: THING

_ _ _ _ / _ _ _ N D
_ _ _ _ O

Alex nails BABY GRAND PIANO for the tripler.

FEATURED WG: Beacon South Beach in Miami worth $6K
Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Maui Jim sunglasses

Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER

He kicks off w/ a $1,400 pair of T’s, three E’s, two $900 R’s, but then a bad I buy. Second, Stephanie quickly LaTs out. Third, Nishat gets the M.J. gift tag w/ an S, buys an A, but then craps out w/ C. Alex then buys the remaining three O’s and lights up an $1,800 L triplet…

L A _ O R / O _
L O _ E
L E T T E R S

…he solves LABOR OF LOVE LETTERS for $4,250.

DUDS: I (Alex), C (Nishat)
SOLE LaT: Stephanie

Ladies: $0 each/Alex: $7,250

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Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK

Stephanie first takes control of a $550 T (this spin was a reshoot of another ep.), three A’s, three S’s for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, and an O, then come a $550 F, the leftover E, a TD N, but then a baddie of G. Second, Nishat puts in three $700 L’s and an H via the MW near LaT. She gambles the 21 Benjamins to find…$$$! Then come $800 D and M singles, two $500 R’s, a $650 Y…but then a FATAL DUD of W while on the other 1/2 CAR to let $15,350 go to waste. Alex then picks up the FL trip w/ a C…

M A R Y L A N D
S O F T – S H E L L
C R A _ S

…and solves MARYLAND SOFT-SHELL CRABS for $6,500 cash & FL.

DUDS: G (Stephanie), W (Nishat)

Ladies: $0 each/Alex: $13,750 cash & FL

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PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Trying to recover from that late R2 blunder, Nishat begins w/ two T’s for $1,800, three O’s, a $900 R, two A’s and a FP I, but next is S for sorry. Alex secondly FPs the U, picks a $650 M and buys the remaining triple E’s. But after a $600 H, he squanders his turn w/ the L…

H E R E / T O _ A _
_ O _ E / T O / M A U I

…and Stephanie says “HERE TODAY, GONE TO MAUI” for a hotwire trip to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel worth $6,424.

DUDS: S (Nishat), L (Alex)

Stephanie: $6,424/Nishat: ZILCH/Alex: $13,750 cash & FL

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$3K Tossup: WAYD?

_ A _ T I N G / A
_ H O _ S A N D

Alex isn’t BATTING A THOUSAND, but sweeping the Tossups to go to $16,750.

Round 4: RHYME TIME

First from his mouth are a $2,500 N quintet, an A and four I’s to quickly clean out the vowels, then he says an $800 D, two $500 G’s and two $600 K’s before finally hitting LaT. Stephanie then puts up the frontloading $500 W and a TD B…

W I N K I N G / A N D
B _ I N K I N G

…she’s WINKING AND BLINKING (also Things) for another $5,500.

SOLE LaT: Alex

Stephanie: $11,924 cash & Maui/Nishat: TERRIBLE SHAPE/Alex: $16,750 cash & FL

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Speed-Up Round: SONG LYRICS

This is a $1,550 FS. Alex puts up the L late in this round…

R _ C K / _ R _ _ N _
T H E / C L _ C K

…and finally solves “ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK” for $7,750.

SOLE DUD: S (Nishat)

FINAL SCORES
Stephanie: $11,924 cash & Maui/Nishat: $1K GOOSEEGG/Alex: $24,500 cash & FL

GT: $37,424
BANKRUPT-FREE EP.!

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$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the ** envelope for Alex.

Category: PHRASE
Looks easy to me…

R _ _ S E / _ _ _ R
_ _ _ _ E

HGD aren’t there, but two O’s do show up…

R _ _ S E / _ O _ R
_ O _ _ E

Fans of Alex…you may RAISE YOUR VOICE, because those O’s helped him win $32K for a final total of $56,500 cash & Aloha.

$5K SPIN ID: MC0316412

And this show has officially turned 40 this night. Happy birthday!

MY EP. RATING: 7

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