WoF Recap: May 1, 2017

EPISODE #6601: HAWAII WEEK

$1K Tossup: PHRASE

_ E L C O _ _ / T O / T _ E
_ _ _ _ A / S T _ _ _

Marion rightly says “WELCOME TO THE ALOHA STATE”. And thank goodness this is NOT a technical Great American State week, because here’s where our first panelists of the month are really from…

Marion Illouz: marketing director for industrial auction & appraisal co. in Enfield, CT from Springfield, MA

Philip McGinnis: dir. of marketing for natural history museum from Stanley, NC

Vickie Galvin: administrative assistant in Butler School District who’s also a literacy tutor from Chicago (orig. from Michigan)

$2K Tossup: EVENT

W _ _ _ I _ _
C _ _ E _ _ N Y

Marion triples up w/ WEDDING CEREMONY.

FIRST HAWAII TRIP THIS WEEK: Sheraton Kona
Mon./Wed./Fri. Gift Tag: Maui Jim

Round 1: SAME LETTER

She begins the proceedings w/ a $550 R, three E’s, three S’s for the Hawaii trip, but then the first dud of the week in O. Second, Philip says an instant dud of T. Third, Vickie calls up a $700 N, buys two I’s and four A’s to clean out the vowels, but BANKRUPTs near $650 to lose the $200 remainder. Back to Marion who says a D for the WC, the SL bonus of five $500 P’s, and an $1,800 pair of L’s before she sees this…

P A L _ S
P I N E A P P L E S
P A R A D I S E

PALMS, PINEAPPLES (and) PARADISE will await her in Hawaii, so her total that round is $16,350 (the trip’s worth $9K) and she’s up to $19,350 already.

DUDS: O (Marion), T (Philip)
SOLE BANKRUPT: Vickie

 

Mystery Round: WAYD?

Philip starts w/ an N on the MW near $650 and takes the obvious gamble…OOPS. Vickie secondly spins her way to a $550 G, one I, four A’s, a $1,300 pair of R’s, two E’s, and three O’s. But after four $700 F’s is the LaT. Third, Marion’s forced to give up her WC to the MDW’s left side. Philip tries again w/ a $650 M, but the LaT nails him. Vickie follows w/ a $3,500 C, a U, and two T’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600 before we show you another near-complete board…

T A _ I N G / A
T O U R / O F / A
C O F F E E / F A R M

TAKING A TOUR OF A COFFEE FARM is right for her first $7,900.

LaTs: 2 (Vickie and Philip)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Philip and Marion)

 

PP/Express Round: PLACES

Vickie leads the way w/ a $550 N, a $900 G, and most of the non-U vowels, but after a $1,650 L trio is the other normal BANKRUPT to give back $2,100 and her plate. Marion then puts up an $1,100 pair of S’s and the last vowel of two U’s…

S U _ L I _ E
_ L U E / L A G O O N S

…she’s won another $850 and will see the SUBLIME BLUE LAGOONS at the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay in MAZATLAN worth $6K.

SOLE BANKRUPT: Vickie

Vickie: $7,900/Marion: $26,200 cash & trips/Philip: BAD LUCK

 

$3K Tossup: FUN & GAMES

_ _ N _ E E
_ _ M _ _ _ G

Marion sweeps ’em w/ BUNGEE JUMPING.

Speed-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE

The first FS this week is $1,650. After an F appears in the first word of three…

S _ F T / _ _ T T _ N
_ _ T _ R _ _ _

Philip gets SOFT COTTON BATHROBE to finally earn his only $3,300 on the night.

FINAL SCORES
Vickie: $7,900/Marion: $29,200 cash & trips/Philip: $3,300

GT: $40,400
BANKRUPT TRASH (excl. extras and MW risk): $2,300

 

$100K Bonus Round
After we remind you that this week’s vehicle is the Ford Mustang Convertible (this has a starting price of $31,500 per ford.com), Marion lands on the P.

Category: THING
Should know what the second word is already…

_ _ _ _ _
_ _ L _ R

MDHA only adds this on top…

_ _ _ _ D
_ _ L _ R

…she won’t be picking a VIVID COLOR for the the Mustang Convertible that she didn’t win.

$5K SPIN ID: CC0769775

MY RATING: 7

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2 thoughts on “WoF Recap: May 1, 2017

  1. jpgenius May 1, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    Marion sure cleaned up.

    My rating: 7

    Like

  2. ant0824 May 2, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Good Show in the Maingame, Bad Finish in the BR

    My rating: 7

    Like

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