WoF Recap: January 15, 2018

Let’s see how much better this season’s “WHEEL Around the World” is compared to last season’s TRAINWRECK w/ two $100,000 losses.

EPISODE #6721: WHEEL AROUND THE WORLD

$1K Tossup: TITLE

_ _ / _ _ _ / _ _ _ _ S
_ O _ ‘ L L / _ _ !

Erin solves the Dr. Seuss book “OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!”. First world travelers this week…

Erin Urbanek: commercial real estate co. worker engaged to Chris (they’ve been renovating their home for about a yr.) from Columbus, OH

Mark Jensen: head golf pro at country club & St. Martin’s Univ. women’s golf coach from Olympia, WA

Bri Simpson: married oil painter from Homestead, FL

$2K Tossup: THING

T O _ I _ / O _
_ O N V E R _ A T I O N

Our TOPIC OF CONVERSATION this week is to finally get a BR win this month; Bri will be the first spinner of the night.

FEATURED TRIP (smarTour will be the provider this week): Germany worth $8K
$ Gift Tag: insuremytrip

Round 1: FOOD & DRINK

She opens w/ a $1,200 T pair, three S’s for the Germany trip, four E’s, an $1,800 R trio, three A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near $650 to forfeit $12K cash & trip. Second, Erin calls up three W’s for $1,800, buys the last vowel of three I’s, but LaTs out. Mark then selects a $500 H and an $1,100 F pair…

_ E _ _ I A _
W A F F _ E S / W I T H
S T R A W _ E R R I E S

He solves BELGIAN WAFFLES WITH STRAWBERRIES for only $1,600, because he left out the B’s and L’s.

SOLE LaT: Erin
SOLE BANKRUPT: Bri

Crossword/Mystery Round: WORLD ________

Erin instantly duds out w/ T on the MW near LaT. Second, Mark also misses w/ R on the 1/2 CAR near $600. Third, Bri takes a $3,500 N, two E’s, an L for the same 1/2 CAR, a TD M, five A’s, an $1,100 P pair, and a $1,300 C pair to leave only the U remaining…

(A)(L)(M)(A)(N)(A)(C)
–       (A)   –   –     (_)
–       (P)   –    –    (P)(E)(A)(C)(E)

…she IDs the annual soccer event as the World CUP for $9,400.

INSTANT DUDS: T (Erin) & R (Mark)

Mark: $1,600/Bri: $11,400/Erin: $1K

PP/Express Round: FUN & GAMES

Here goes Mark w/ a $1K T pair, four E’s, but then the LaT. Second for Bri are a $600 N, three I’s, a $600 L, a $1K D pair, three A’s, and an X on the EXPRESS before she GOES ABOARD.

Current Bank: $2,700
Next Choices: H…two R’s…G…S…P…B (NMC)

E X H I L A R A T I N G
S P E E D B _ A T
R I D E

She’s won $9,700 and will be in for an EXHILARATING SPEEDBOAT RIDE during her stay at the St. James’s Club ANTIGUA.

SOLE LaT: Mark

Mark: $1,600/Bri: $28,500 cash & trip/Erin: $1K

$3K Tossup: PROPER NAME

_ C T R E _ S
_ M _ / A _ A M S

Erin IDs ACTRESS AMY ADAMS (she was actually born in Italy).

Speed-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE

Consonants are worth $1,500 each. Erin puts up the L early on but is way off w/ ELECTRONIC SCALE. The F is later said…

_ N _ C _ _ N A C _
S H _ L F

Mark solves KNICKKNACK SHELF (never heard of that) for three grand.

DUDS: T (Erin), R (Mark), P (Mark), D (Erin)
SOLE DQ: Erin’s missolve

FINAL SCORES
Mark: $4,600/Bri: $28,500 cash & trip/Erin: $4K

GT: $37,100
BANKRUPT TRASH: $12K cash & trip

Bri’s list of topics…

-THING
-PERSON
-WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

She’s going for WAYD?.

$100K Bonus Round

Let’s remind you that this week’s car is the 2018 BMW 3 Series sedan. Bri’s envelope will be from the N of WIN.  I have a bad feeling what this may be…

T _ _ _ N _ / _
_ _ _ / _ _ _ _

She makes me cringe w/ CDMA…

T A _ _ N _ /A
_ _ _ / _ _ _ _

After TAKING A POP QUIZ, she FLUNKS OUT and loses the $50K.

MY RATING: 6

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4 thoughts on “WoF Recap: January 15, 2018

  1. jpgenius January 15, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    Bri did a good job…but a tough BR just had to stop her.

    My rating: 7

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  2. ant0824 January 16, 2018 / 12:06 am

    Somewhat decent. But the $50K loss and its 11th BR loss in a row bought my rating down by 2.

    My rating: Low 5

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  3. Malek Masoud January 16, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    With this being the eleventh bonus round loss in a row, I am now starting to worry about the fact that we may possibly wind up breaking the record for longest BR losing streak of all time (which was set back in May 2013) if we don’t get a BR winner soon.

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