WoF Recap: April 13, 2015

It’s the return of “Wheel Loves N.Y”, but they’re using the generic set instead of the custom-made set they had back in S29. 

EPISODE #6196: WHEEL LOVES N.Y.

VTR: March 12

$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ _ / E _ _ I _ E
S _ _ T E

Charles knows that N.Y. is nicknamed “THE EMPIRE STATE”. None of these three are from that area, but here you go…

Charles Vaith: trial lawyer who enjoys hosting scratch parties from San Antonio
Tiffany Holmes: nursing assistant at Level 1 trauma center in the ICU from Chicago
Sarah Ferrentino: psychologist for two HSs (she was one of those girls who pretended to flip the letters in the old days) from Redondo Beach, CA

$2K Tossup: PEOPLE (but also TV TITLE)

_ E _ F E _ T
S T _ A _ G _ R S

Tiffany botches it w/ “PERFECT STARGUARDS”, whereas Charles capitalizes w/ “PERFECT STRANGERS”.

PRICE OF FEATURED NY TRIP ALL WK. LONG: $6K
$$$ Gift Tag: new york.BUZZ (it’s shaped like a pizza)
1/2 CAR: Versa Note (why didn’t they use the Ford Fiesta or the Chevy Spark; the latter hasn’t been used the early part of this season)

Round 1: WAYD?

Here he goes w/ three $800 N’s, two O’s and E’s, a $600 S, but after an A buy is the BANKRUPT near $650 to lose $2,250. Second, Tiffany calls up an $800 G but runs into the other normal BANKRUPT. Third, Sarah finds two $550 F’s, and the rest of the vowel shop. Following a $1,300 pair of H’s…

S H O _ _ I N G / O N
F I F _ H / A V E N U E

…she solves SHOPPING ON FIFTH AVENUE for $1,900.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Sarah’s opponents)

Tiffany: $0/Sarah: $1,900/Charles: $3K

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Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Tiffany gets the WC right away w/ two $500 R’s and takes a $2K pair of S’s while on the MW near $800 (that’s the BANKRUPT one). But she then BANKRUPTs anyway on the MDW’s right side to forfeit $3K and the WC. Sarah secondly strikes out w/ a T. Third, Charles lights up the M while on the same MWbut flips it over. After Tiffany’s non-existing L call, Sarah FPs four E’s, but says another baddie of H. Charles then picks up the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 w/ three D’s, buys two O’s…

M _ D _ S O _
S _ _ _ R E
_ _ R D E _
O _ / E D E _

…and gets out of MADISON SQUARE GARDEN OF EDEN w/ another $1,250, but he left out the N triple.

DUDS: T (Sarah), L (Tiffany), H (Sarah)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Tiffany and Charles)

Tiffany: BAD LUCK/Sarah: $1,900/Charles: $4,250 1/2 CAR 

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PP/Express Round: PHRASE 

Sarah instantly hits the MDW’s left side. Second in Charles’ favor are two $500 T’s, three E’s, an A and three I’s, a $900 S, and the last vowel of O. After those come an H for the gift tag, and an R for the same 1/2 CAR

T H E R E / I S / _ O
_ _ A _ E / _ I _ E / I T

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE IT for this guy — he’s won $17,875 cash & Versa plus a trip to The Westin ST. MAARTEN Dawn Beach worth $8,065!

SOLE BANKRUPT: Sarah

Tiffany: DOUGHNUT/Sarah: $1,900/Charles: $30,190 cash & prizes

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$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME 

E M _ A / _ _ _ _ E

Tiffany IDs EMMA STONE to finally break through.

Round 4: FOOD & DRINK

Her initial letters this go-round are a $500 T, five A’s, a $500 P, a $550 S, and two I’s before the BANKRUPT near $650 gets her to the tune of $1,050. After Sarah’s $1K pair of N’s…

A / N I _ _ / A N _ _ _
_ A I _ / P A S T A

…the remaining consonants in S-U mode are $1,700 apiece. One L and a C later…

A / N I C _ / A N _ _ L
_ A I _ / P A S T A

…I don’t think the first two words are necessary, but Charles eats up A NICE ANGEL HAIR PASTA anyway.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Tiffany

FINAL SCORES
Tiffany: $3K/Sarah: $1,900/Charles: $31,890 cash & prizes

GT: $36,790
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $7,100

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$100K Bonus Round
This week’s vehicle is a Ford Fusion. Trying to snap this 7-ep. BR losing streak, Charles lands on the P.

Category: PERSON
Amelia Earhart was one such example of this…

_ _ _ _ T _ R

MPDI only adds this…

_ _ I _ T _ R

…he’s way off w/ PAINTER, WAITER, and WRITER. It was AVIATOR and to further add to our BR misery….

…HE’S THE THIRD $100,000 LOSER OF THE SEASON (and the fourth GRAND PRIZE LOSER overall).

$5K SPIN ID: SM2275754

This ep. ends w/ footage of their visits to The Big Apple.  

MY EP. RATING: 6

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3 thoughts on “WoF Recap: April 13, 2015

  1. JP Mackey April 14, 2015 / 4:16 am

    Well, this episode was the true opposite of the one with Rick Galten. My rating is also a 6.

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  2. Antwan Rice-McKinley April 14, 2015 / 4:31 am

    I Agree Good episode however disappointing ending to the show with its 8th BR loss and $100k loser

    My rating: 6 because of a 1/2 car win & champ over $30K

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  3. yohan sur April 16, 2015 / 11:22 am

    one word : ouch.
    this episode is pretty good, but CDMA could've big won.
    and $40K+ BR losing streak is continued, but the current streak of having at least one 1/2 car win week.
    ep.rating : 6(despite $100K loss, thanks to 1/2 car won.)

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