WoF Recap: December 14, 2016

EPISODE #6503: FABULOUS FOOD

$1K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK (we needed that!)

C _ T _ H / _ _
_ H _ / _ _ _

Stephen got himself the CATCH OF THE DAY. And he’s not the only man on the panel…

Stephen George: graphic designer whose nelywed wife also owns a business that makes animal-inspired merchandise & donates 25% to charity from Portland, OR

Courtney Grussing: worker at Univ. of IL Alumni Association from Champaign, IL (orig. from Kewanee)

Duke Alloh: Inglewood HS biology teacher from Signal Hill, CA (orig. from Nigeria)

$2K Tossup: TITLE

P O P U L A R
S _ _ E N _ E

Stephen doesn’t know it, so Courtney gets control w/ “POPULAR SCIENCE”.

TRIP WEDGE: Cambria hotels & suites in Chicago

Round 1: WAYD?

She opens w/ a $500 N, two G’s for the Chicago trip, a $700 T, and three A’s, followed by a $1K pair of R’s, two E’s, three O’s, an $800 F, the last vowel of I, and two L’s for the WC.

L O O _ I N G / F O R
A / G R E A T / _ E A L

She’s LOOKING FOR A GREAT DEAL, and she’s got $4K more plus that Chicago trip  (includes a viator food tour) worth $7,410.

PR

Duke: $0/Stephen: $1K/Courtney: $13,410 cash & CHI WC

 

Crossword/Mystery Round: ORANGE ______

Duke’s up first w/ two T’s for the FoodyDirect gift tag, three E’s and A’s, a $1,300 pair of R’s, but then N for no while on the 1/2 CAR near $900. Stephen secondly spins up a G for the same 1/2 CAR and buys the last vowel of O, after which he says a $650 V, S, two M’s and L at $900 a pop, a $500 D…but then F for flunk to throw away $5K and his plate. Courtney then lights up the $700 Z…

/      /   /     /  (T)   /     /    /    /    /   (Z)
/     / (M)(A)(R)(M)(A)(L)(A)(D)(E)
/      /   /    /   (E)   /     /   /    /    /   (S)
(G)(R)(O)(V)(E)   /    /    /    /    /   (T)

…and adds a $300 bonus.

DUDS: N (Duke), F (Stephen)

Duke: NIL/Stephen: $1K/Courtney: $14,410 cash & CHI WC

 

PP/Express Round: PHRASE

Stephen first takes control of five T’s for the same 1/2 CAR, two I’s and I’s, an $1,800 N pair, and three A’s, followed by a $900 C, a $500 W, and three E’s to clean out the vowels. Board…

I / C A N ‘ T / W A I T
T O / _ T E _ / O _ _L
T _ E / _ _ A N E

…he replies “I CAN’T WAIT TO STEP OFF THE PLANE” for $4,700 and a trip to the Koa Kea Hotel & Resort in KAUAI worth $7,562.

PR #2

Duke: NADA/Stephen: $13,262 cash & HI/Courtney: $14,410 cash & CHI WC

 

$3K Tossup: RHYME TIME

O O _ _ E _ / _ F
N O O _ _ E _

Stephen eats up OODLES OF NOODLES to take the lead.

Round 4: IN THE KITCHEN

N for negative is how he starts. Second for Courtney are a $500 R, four E’s, a FP O, but then a bad I buy, and it’s S-U time…

_ O _ _ E R
_ E _ _ E _ _ _ E

…w/ a $1,650 FS. Three T’s show their faces on the bottom…

C O _ _ E R
T E _ _ E T T L E

Stephen solves COPPER TEAKETTLE for another $4,950.

DUDS BEFORE FS: N (Stephen), I (Courtney)
DUDS IN S-U: D (Duke), S (Stephen)

FINAL SCORES
Duke: $1K GOOSEEGG/Stephen: $21,212 cash & HI/Courtney: $14,410 cash & CHI WC

GT: $36,622
NO PENALTY LANDINGS!

 

$100K Bonus Round
Here comes the W envelope for Stephen.

Category: ON THE MAP (it’s been ages since they last used this category here)
This city is nicknamed the Rubber Capital of the World…

_ _ R _ N
_ _ _ _

PGHO gives him…

_ _ R O N
O H _ O

…he locates AKRON, OHIO to leave w/ $55,212 cash & trip.

MY RATING: 7

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4 thoughts on “WoF Recap: December 14, 2016

  1. jpgenius December 15, 2016 / 12:53 am

    Pretty decent episode, with Stephen making a nice comeback. And great to see an easy On the Map BR.

    My rating: 7

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  2. colin roley December 15, 2016 / 4:43 am

    Let’s Keep The Bonus Round Win Tomorrow On The Next Wheel of Fortune

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  3. agusgokil1681 December 15, 2016 / 6:34 am

    The bonus round also showing in WOIO-TV A.K.A Cleveland CBS 19

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  4. ant0824 December 15, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Another Good episode with a BR win and No Penalty Spaces landed on.

    My rating: 8

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