WoF Recap: February 2, 2016


$1K Tossup: PLACE

_ _ _ E R F A L L
_ _ _ L

Nicole & Ethan solve WATERFALL POOL. Tuesday’s couples go by these names…

Nicole & Ethan Branum: she’s a physician assistant in dermatology while he’s a financial analyst for a software co.; they’re from Germantown, MA
Amber & Mitch Golob (12 yrs.): she runs an interior design studio while he’s an exec. recruiter & theater director from Chicago
Ken & Beth Demmons (21 yrs.): they didn’t meet until they were both in the Air Force & they have a dog named Johnny Cash; they’re from West Fargo (and orig. from Western MT)


C _ _ K I E
_ _ _ S T E R

He’s a Sesame Street character you can meet at a Beaches Resort, and the Golobs know that’s COOKIE MONSTER.

The Beaches Turks & Caicos trip is apparently the prize wedge all week long, unless otherwise noted. And enter each of this week’s bonus puzzles for your chance to win a trip to said resort.

Tues./Thurs. Gift Tag: Travelers Club luggage

Round 1: SHOW BIZ

The Golobs get us started w/ a $1,200 pair of R’s, two $550 T’s, three E’s, but then the LaT. Second, the Demmonses call up a $700 H, but lose the money right back to the BANKRUPT near TD. Third, the Branums spot two L’s for $1,300, buys four I’s, but an A purchase ends their turn. The Golobs then put up a $1,300 N pair…

_ _ I E N _ E
_ I _ T I _ N

…they figure that “The Terminator” is one example of a SCIENCE FICTION THRILLER for $3,350.

SOLE DUD: A (Branums)
SOLE LaT: Golobs

Demmonses: $0/Branums: $1K/Golobs: $5,350


Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER

The Demmonses‘ first picks are a $600 T, but then a dud of R while on the luggage. Second, the Branums takes a $1,200 pair of S’s, but the LaT stops them. Third, the Golobs uncover three N’s while on the MW near $650 and turn down the $3K buyout for…the BANKRUPT. On the Demmonses‘ second try, they choose a $700 L, but the A lets down a team again. The Branums follow w/ a P for the 1/2 CAR near $600, an I buy, but then a baddie of G while on the other MW. Back to the Golobs who fill in a D for the WC, buy four O’s, but they’ve BANKRUPTED again (this one on the MDW’s right side) to lose that WC and the other 1/2 of their $500. Next for the Demmonses are a C for the luggage, two E’s to finish off the vowels, but then a critical dud of K. The Branums then FP an H…

H O N E _ _ O O N

…they solve “SPLIT SECOND HONEYMOON” for the $2K minimum. Way too long of a round, period.

DUDS: R (Demmonses), A (Demmonses), G (Branums), K (Demmonses)
SOLE LaT: Branums
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Golobs)

Demmonses: NOTHING/Branums: $3K 1/2 CAR/Golobs: $5,350


PP/Express Round: PHRASE

The Branums instantly dud out w/ T while on the EXPRESS. Second, the Golobs get their third BANKRUPT of the night courtesy of the one near $650. Third, the Demmonses say two $600 R’s, but then N for no. The Branums restart w/ an S for the other 1/2 CAR, A and two O’s, two $500 F’s, and an I, but next is a possible fatal dud of L (they fell for the ALL trap). The Golobs then come up w/ a $900 D, a $650 K, three E’s to clean out the vowels, and a $550 G, then we see…

F O R / K I D S / O F
E _ E R _ / A G E

…them winning another $1,850 and a trip FOR KIDS OF EVERY AGE — the Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma in THE BAHAMAS (all PP trips this week are worth $6K).

DUDS: T (Branums), N (Demmonses), L (Branums)

Demmonses: NIL/Branums: $3K/Golobs: $13,200 cash & Bahamas


$3K Tossup: THING

J _ B
_ _ S C _ _ _ _ I _ N

The Branums double their money w/ JOB DESCRIPTION.

Speed-Up: FOOD & DRINK

We serve up $1,600 for every consonant appearance. Two S’s are lit up on top…

_ _ S T _ R S
R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ R

…the Branums have just won the game by $800 w/ OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER.

SOLE DUD: N (Golobs)

Demmonses: $2K GOOSEEGG/Branums: $14K/Golobs: $13,200 cash & Bahamas

GT: $29,200
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. WC): $950


$100K Bonus Round
Nicole lands on the I of WIN.

Category: PERSON
First up in this 14-letter answer…

_ _ _ _ _ N _
_ _ _ N _ S T

GDPO doesn’t add much besides the obvious G…

_ _ _ _ _ N G
P _ _ N _ S T

…they don’t realize that Liberace was an AMAZING PIANIST (they only got the second word) for the $33K.

$5K SPIN ID: CS7129877



4 thoughts on “WoF Recap: February 2, 2016

  1. JP Genius February 3, 2016 / 4:15 am

    This episode would’ve been better if the Branums won the car. Ouch.

    My rating: 5


    • colin roley July 23, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      JP Genius It Was Actually Dissapointing For Ken And Beth Demmons From West Fargo, ND Didn’t Get A Whole Lot A Chances To Play Because Of Wrong Letters And Bankrupts And Lose A Turns At Wheel of Fortune


  2. ant0824 February 3, 2016 / 4:27 am

    Ouch. Terrible show. No Car win really hurt the Branums, but recovered to win but no BR win.

    My rating: 2.5

    Liked by 1 person

  3. PriceRight89 February 4, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I never like it when the show rewards a come from behind win with an impossible bonus puzzle, especially if the winners did so with a great Speed-Up solve.


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