WoF Recap: February 23, 2015

We’re back at SPS, and let’s hope this season’s edition of “Wheel Around the World” is much better than last time.

EPISODE #6161: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

_ R A V E L I N G
T H E / _ _ _ B _

Rick might be TRAVELING THE GLOBE or maybe one of these ladies…

Rick Galten: court reporter who speaks Japanese from Fairfield, CA
Ashley Dethlefsen: graphic design artist for sports publication co. from Long Island, NY
Jan Coleman: brand manager for kids’ products who’s also a board member for Kids in the Spotlight from L.A.

$2K Tossup: LIVING THING

E _ _ L I S H
B _ _ L _ _ _

Jan only gets the top word.

E _ _ L I S H
B _ L L _ _ _

Rick triples up w/ an ENGLISH BULLDOG.

FEATURED TRIP: madrid.BUZZ worth $7,650
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Ricardo Luggage
1/2 CAR: ’15 Fiesta

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

His starters are $600 T and R singles, two E’s, two $900 S’s, but then the sole dud vowel of I. Second, Ashley calls up two N’s for $1,300, two A’s, a $700 Q, a U, a Y for the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900, a G for the Madrid trip, and the last vowel of O. The board…

T A N G Y
_ E _ O N
S Q U A R E S

…she tastes some TANGY LEMON SQUARES for $2,250 and the trip.

SOLE DUD: I (Rick)

Rick: $3K/Ashley: $9,900 cash & Madrid 1/2 CAR/Jan: $0

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Ashley gets going w/ a $700 T, two FP E’s, two N’s for the other 1/2 CAR, and an A, followed by an $800 G, a $650 Y, and O…but then the BANKRUPT near $3,500 to forfeit $17,340 cash & Fiesta; doggone it. After seeing that painful moment, Jan puts up two R’s for $1,400, the last vowel of two I’s, and an M while on the MW near LaT. That $1,150 gamble of hers is worth…NOTHING. Rick won’t take any chances…

A T O M I _
E N E R G Y
_ R I N _

…and he takes an ATOMIC ENERGY DRINK.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (women)

Rick: $4K/Ashley: $9,900 cash & Spain/Jan: ZERO

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PP/Express Round: PHRASE

First, Jan says an automatic dud of S while on the Ricardo luggage. Second, Rick takes a D while on EXPRESS and GOES ABOARD.

Next Choices: 4 O’s…2 N’s…5 T’s…F…3 R’s…2 G’s…B…Y…3 E’s, two I’s, U, and two P’s

D O N ‘ T / F O R G E T
T O / B R I N G / Y O U R
_ P P E T I T E

DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR APPETITE, sir — he’s won $17K plus a trip to The Westin ST. MAARTEN Dawn Beach worth $8,065.

SOLE INSTA-DUD: S (Jan)

Rick: $29,065 cash & St. Maarten/Ashley: $9,900 cash & Spain/Jan: NO LUCK

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$3K Tossup: THING

S P L I T
D E _ _ _ _ _ N

Jan’s SPLIT DECISION finally puts her on the board.

Speed-Up Round: SONG LYRICS

We don’t quite make it to the big one, but the consonants will still be worth $1,500. After a V is said midway through…

_ / _ _ L _ _ V _
_ N / M _ R _ _ L _ S

Rick exactly recites “I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES” (from the ’75 Hot Chocolate Song “You Sexy Thing”) for said FS amount. 

DUDS (both by that man): T and D 

FINAL SCORES
Rick: $30,565 cash & St. Maarten/Ashley: $9,900 cash & Spain/Jan: $3K

GT: $43,465
BANKRUPT TRASH: $18,490 cash & Fiesta

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$100K Bonus Round
Waiting to be won here this week is a ’15 Mercedes-Benz CLA250. Rick spins up the N of SPIN.

Category: THING
RSTLNE gives us…

_ _ _ _ L S T E R _
_ _ _ R _ _

YCPU are all up there, though I’m not sure if he’s still gonna get this…

U P _ _ L S T E R Y
_ _ _ R _ C

…well, he took a pretty long pause after the first word, but he nails UPHOLSTERY FABRIC! And when we look inside the envelope…

…HE’S THE FIRST $100,000 WINNER ALL SEASON LONG — LET THE CONFETTI AND STREAMERS FLY, PEOPLE IN CONTROL!!!!!! That makes him the highest non-million winner of the season w/ $130,565 cash & trip!

$5K SPIN ID: FA1957277

VB: At last, first $100K win of S32

MY EP. RATING: 9 (Ashley’s car loss brought it down for me — sorry)

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