WoF Recap: January 26, 2015

As this month comes to a close, it’s time for another salute to the “California Coast”.


VTR: Dec. 4 (this was taped right before “Fabulous Food” last week)

$1K Tossup: SONG TITLE

_ O _ E _
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ A

Kelly solves The Eagles’ “HOTEL CALIFORNIA”. One of these people might be staying in one in the near future…

Kelly Bishop: comm. major at Univ. of HI in Hilo from Hakalau, HI
Melissa Heholt: CEO of a wedding/event planning co. in NYC who’s been watching this show since she was eight w/ her grandma from Edgewater, NJ
Mike Jones: married systems admin. for a managed services org. from Lacey, WA

$2K Tossup: PHRASE

_ _ _ E / _ _ / O _
T _ E / E _ S E N C E

Melissa knows that TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE in this game.

FEATURED CC TRIP: Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel worth $7,550
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: gas cards
1/2 CAR: Fiesta
Round 1: PLACE

Melissa picks up the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 right away w/ an S, calls up three T’s for $2,700, and buys three E’s, but her next call of H is a dud. Second, Mike finds three R’s for $2,400, two $900 N’s, and four A’s, then we have…

_ E _ E T A R _ A N
R E S T A _ R A N T

…he solves VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT for $3,950.

SOLE DUD: H (Melissa)

Kelly: $1K/Melissa: $2K/Mike: $3,950


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Our early leader begins this one w/ two H’s for $1,600, three T’s for the same 1/2 CAR, three $700 L’s, and three E’s, but an A buy costs him his turn. Second, Kelly picks up the gas card (Route 66 on it) w/ three N’s, buys two I’s, and says an S while on the MW near LaT. She risks $2,250 cash & gas to find…$$$! She next picks up the WC w/ a W (though she nearly took too long calling that consonant) and buys five O’s…

H O L L _ W O O _
S I _ N
O N / T H E
_ O T T E _ / L I N E

…and solves HOLLYWOOD SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE to win $12,500 cash & GT.

SOLE DUD: A (Mike)

Kelly: $13,500 cash & gas WC/Melissa: $2K/Mike: $3,950 


PP/Express Round: THING

Off Kelly goes w/ three R’s for $2,100, three E’s, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Going down Melissa’s road second are three S’s for $1,950, a $700 T, two $500 N’s, double U’s and twin A’s, after which she says a $700 W, three O’s, a $650 C and three P’s for the MDW. Here’s the board…

A / S U P P _ _ / O _
W A T E R P R O O _

…she’s gonna need A SUPPLY OF WATERPROOF SUNSCREEN, because she’s won $4,250 and a trip All Soul Luxury Villa in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC worth $6,400.

SOLE DUD: I (Kelly)

Kelly: $13,500 cash & gas WC/Melissa: $12,650 cash & D.R. MDW/Mike: $3,950



_ R _ _
_ _ I _ _ _ _ _ _ E

Yabba dabba doo — Kelly IDs FRED FLINSTONE.

Round 4: WAYD?

First up are three R’s for $1,500, three T’s for another $1,950, but then BANKRUPT trouble near the big one to forfeit $3,450 and that WC. Speaking of trouble, Melissa gets the other one to say goodbye to that MDW. Third for Mike are a $550 N, a $600 G, two A’s, two S’s for $1,800, and an I, but next is L for loss. Back to Kelly who puts in two C’s for a grand and a $600 H, but she then gets Melissa’s BANKRUPT to give back $1,600. Said middle lady then fills in a $700 F and an O before solving (SEMI-SPINGLE ALERT)…

S T A R T I N G / F R O _

…she’s correct even though she was STARTING FROM SCRATCH on her second turn.

SOLE DUD: L (Mike)
BANKRUPTS: 3 (ladies; Kelly 2x)

Kelly: $16,500 cash & gas/Melissa: $13,650 cash & D.R./Mike: $3,950  


Speed-Up Round: FUN & GAMES

The FS is set at $1,700. After two C’s pop up late in this round…

C _ T C _ I N G / _
F R I S B _ _

Mike’s CATCHING A FRISBEE for $8,500.

DUDS: L (Melissa), W (Kelly)

Kelly: $16,500 cash & gas/Melissa: $13,650 cash & D.R./Mike: $12,450

GT: $42,600
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding MDW and WC): $5,050


$100K Bonus Round
This week’s car provided by Motor Village L.A. was revived last year and was formerly known as the Liberty — a 2015 Jeep Cherokee. Kelly spins up the W.

Category: PHRASE
Good head start…

N _ _ E
_ _ R _ E T _

PCHA fills in two more blanks…

N _ C E
_ A R _ E T _

…the radio station I listen to in Houston every day has a NICE VARIETY of music, but she STILL DOESN’T know the bottom word and loses the $45K.

$5K SPIN ID: CT8844882



5 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 26, 2015

  1. Antwan Rice-McKinley January 27, 2015 / 3:26 am

    Good episode despite the $45,000 being lost in the bonus round. But still All 3 contestants won more than $12,000 so my rating is 5


  2. JP Mackey January 27, 2015 / 4:21 am

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  3. JP Mackey February 2, 2015 / 12:47 am

    OK show. (And you used semi-spingle for a great reason! Remember me bringing up the term on 10/14/13?) Everyone earned decent totals, but the BR really should've been won.


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