Wheel Watchers (except any trolls reading this), you need to be patient — the losing streak will eventually end.
EPISODE #6197: WHEEL LOVES N.Y.
$1K Tossup: ON THE MAP
T _ _ / _ R _ N _
_ _ _ / B _ _ O _ _ _ N
Mike locales THE BRONX AND BROOKLYN. Meeting him and everybody else now…
Mike Gallagher: college & HS sports radio broadcaster from Minneapolis
Denise Cotinola: Grover Beach ES after-school teacher and avid CrossFitter from Grover Beach, CA
Katie Dawson: has a 92-yr.-old mom that’s a “WHEEL” Watcher from Tucson, AZ
$2K Tossup: WAYD?
_ _ _ _ H _ _ G
_ / C A _
Katie’s CATCHING A CAB.
Round 1: PHRASE
She starts the letter-calling spree w/ a $2,700 trio of S’s and two TD D’s to go to $7,700 already, then she buys five E’s and picks up both 1/2 CARs w/ three H’s and two R’s, respectively (she landed on the one near the pink $900 first). But after her buys of three A’s is a possibly fatal purchase in I. Over to Mike who puts in a $1,950 trio of D’s, but then gets the whistle blow for repeating the H. After Denise BANKRUPTs next to TD…
H E A D / A _ D
S H _ _ _ E R S
A _ _ _ E / T H E
R E S T
…Katie proves she was HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST for a total of $24,425 in cash & Versa alone! And that’s the first time we have three straight aired 1/2 CAR wins!
SOLE DUD: I (Katie)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Denise
SOLE DQ: Mike’s H repeat
Denise: $0/Katie: $26,425 cash & Versa/Mike: $1K
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
That man at the end gets the WC right away w/ an N, only to lose it and $500 right back to the BANKRUPT near TD. Second, Denise plugs in an $1,800 T pair, but then buys a bad vowel of E. Third, Katie FPs two A’s, lights up an $1,800 pair of S’s, and buys three O’s to clean out the vowels, but she then gets cleaned out herself by the other normal BANKRUPT to lose the $1,550 remainder. Mike then inserts two F’s and R’s at $1,300 apiece…
N O T / S O
F A S T –
F O R _ A R _
…he solves NOT SO FAST-FORWARD for the 26 Benjamins.
SOLE DUD: E (Denise)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Mike & Katie)
Denise: NADA/Katie: $26,425 cash & Versa/Mike: $3,600
PP/Express Round: PLACE
Denise instantly strikes out w/ N while on EXPRESS. Katie secondly rings up a $1,400 pair of R’s, and a couple S’s while on EXPRESS before GOING ON…
Current Bank: $3,400
Next Choices: 2 A’s and E’s…2 L’s…C for crud (that costs her $4,900)
Moving on to Mike who puts in a $1,600 pair of T’s to complete the last word, but he then squanders his turn w/ the H. Denise then SPINGLES for the $800 B…
A / B L _ S S _ _ L
R E T R E A T
…she’s won A BLISSFUL RETREAT to the Outrigger Waikiki in OAHU.
NON-BANKRUPT DUDS: N (Denise), H (Mike)
SOLE BANKRUPT DUD: C (Katie)
Denise: $8,379 cash & trip/Katie: $26,425 cash & Versa/Mike: $3,600
$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME
J E _ R Y
S _ _ N _ _ _ D
Katie IDs JERRY SEINFELD.
Round 4: FUN & GAMES
Next on her letter menu are a $600 T, three E’s, a $650 H, but then S for sorry. Second for Mike are a $500 R, three $600 L’s, but then N for no. Following Denise’s $900 F and LaT hit, Katie uncovers a $500 D…
F _ L L _ _ / T H E
L E _ D E R
…the opposition will FOLLOW THE LEADER, which of course is her as she makes another $1,500.
DUDS: S (Katie), N (Mike)
SOLE LaT OF GAME: Denise
Denise: $8,379 cash & HI/Katie: $30,925 cash & Versa/Mike: $3,600
Speed-Up Round: AROUND THE HOUSE
The consonants are worth $1,500 apiece. After the semi-obvious G pops up….
_ N _ T T _ N G
N _ _ _ _ _ _
…Katie gets KNITTING NEEDLES.
Denise: $8,379 cash & HI/Katie: $32,425 cash & Versa/Mike: $3,600
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $6,450
$100K Bonus Round
Katie takes the BW to the E of AMERICA’S.
This trio of letters get her started…
R _ _ _
_ L _ _ _ R
CGFO might do it for her…
R _ C _
F L _ _ O R
…the losing streak is finally over (though she paused in between the words and had to say them together)! It’s too bad she has to settle for the RICH FLAVOR of a doubler, so she leaves w/ $64,425 cash & Versa.
$5K SPIN ID: BD0002692
MY EP. RATING: 7