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WoF Recap: June 5,2024

June 5, 2024June 12, 2024jbeaugard014 Comments

EPISODE #8008: 📖THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES📖

Flashback (2008): Pat’s bald wig prank on April’s Fool’s Day 2008

$1K Tossup: EVENT

_ O _ E _ T _ U S
O _ C A _ I O N

This JP knows at Pat’s retirement is indeed a MOMENTOUS OCCASION, as he gets on the board first. Midweek panel…

JP Welliver: vacuum salesman who ran the equivalent of 50 full marathons in 2021 to raise money for pediatric cancer from Lititz, PA (Pat compliments JP’s bowtie saying he looks like a door-do-door vacuum cleaner salesman)

Allison Willis: construction worker and truck driver for 9 years where she gets to meet new people, work outside, stay active, get dirty, and yell at the boys with a 14-year-old teenage daughter named Ava from Suffern, NY

Nonie Lewis: partying grandma who previously auditioned in the 1980s and 2000s (she does this every 20 years) from Dallas, TX

$2K Tossup: PERSON

D A N C _
C _ A _ E R _ _ E

Allison draws a blank.

D A N C _
C _ A P E R _ N E

JP gets a DANCE CHAPERONE.

FEATURED PRIZE: Barcelo Maya Riviera

Round 1: BEFORE & AFTER

JP: Instant dud of T on $550

Allison: 2 N’s ($650), 3 A’s, R (TD), O, S ($700), last vowels of 1 E and 1 I, 2 D’s ($600), solve attempt…

A _ _ / _ A N D S / O N
D E _ _
_ _ A I R

She solves ALL HANDS ON DECK CHAIR for $4,700.

Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK

Allison: 1 T ($650), 1 R ($700), 2 E’s, 1 I, 2 S’s ($500), LaT

Nonie: 1 M ($600), 4 O’s, 1 H ($900), 1 P ($600) (just barely avoided the BANKRUPT), 1 D (TD), solve attempt…

S _ P E R _ O O D
S M O O T H I E

She blows it by one letter with SUPERGOOD SMOOTHIE, so $5,350 is at risk for her.

JP: Last consonant of 1 F ($700), solve attempt…

S _ P E R F O O D
S M O O T H I E

He drinks up a SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE for a $300 bonus.

JP: $4,000 / Allison: $4,700 / Nonie: $0

PP/Express round: PLACE

Nonie: 1 L ($850), 2 E’s, 1 A, No N on EXPRESS

JP: No T on $600

Allison: 1 S ($700), 2 I’s, 2 P’s ($500), last vowel of one O, solve attempt…

_ I _ _ _ L E / _ E P A I _
S _ O P

She wins $1,200 extra and might visit a BICYCLE REPAIR SHOP in ICELAND on her Icelandair trip valued at $8,500.

JP: $4K / Allison: $14,400 cash & Iceland / Nonie: $0

Triple Tossup: PHRASE

#1:

R _ _ L _ Y / _ A R
_ W _ Y

The lead’s not REALLY FAR AWAY for JP.

#2:

I ‘ _ / H _ _ _ W _ Y
T _ E R E

JP replies “I’M HALFWAY THERE”.

#3:

_ I T H I _ / _ A _ _ I _ G
D _ _ T _ _ _ _

JP’s now WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE of 1st place because he sweeps the triple toss-ups!

Speed-up round: THING

JP sets the consonants value at the $1,500 minimum.

JP: 1 T
Allison 2 R’s
Nonie: 1 N
JP: 2 L’s
Allison: 1 S
Nonie: 3 C’s

_ N C R _ _ _ _ L _
_ C _ / S C _ L _ T _ R _

Nonie spots an INCREDIBLE ICE SCULPTURE right before the buzzer for her first and only $6K.

PENALTY BOXDUDSLATSDQS
Round 1T (JP)
Mystery Round AllisonNonie’s missolve
PP/Express round N (Nonie) & T (JP)
Speed-up round
5 total311

FINAL SCORES
JP: $14,000 / Allison: $14,400 & Iceland / Nonie: $6,000

GRAND TOTAL: $34,400
NO BANKRUPTS

Allison’s category list looks like this…

  • PLACE
  • PERSON
  • THINGS

Really? Ok…

$100K Bonus Round

Allison brought along her daughter Ava, and her good friends Coral and Melissa. Her spin lands on the E in GAME. Starting setup…

_ _ _ T S / _ N _
_ _ _ _ R E S

DBGO doesn’t add much besides the obvious D…

_ _ _ T S / _ N D
_ _ G _ R E S

She’s not even close with COATS AND HANGERS, so the FACTS AND FIGURES are that she won’t be winning an extra $40K.

MY RATING: 5

Maggie mentions on how his dad was able to tape Wheel of Fortune and still spend time with his family.

And then, there were two. The stage is all yours, @jliu23232.

WoF Recap: June 4,2024

June 4, 2024June 5, 2024jpgenius4 Comments

EPISODE #8007: 📖THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES📖

Flashback (1997): Vanna knocks on Pat’s door while he rehearses his lines, including the announcement of three R’s and no L’s and a question about a contestant’s hometown.

The Dalmatian is in the same place all week.

$1K Tossup: PEOPLE

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

I hope MY CLOSEST FRIENDS are watching Nece earn her first thousand (she wasn’t sure about her answer). And she’s the only lady on the panel:

Nece Henderson (Houston, orig. from Omaha): inspirational/motivational coach who has three grown kids, seven grandchildren, and two bonus grands (the latter call her G-Mama); her mom Jackie’s her biggest fan

C.J. Rumer (Scranton): a man who recently got the email inviting him to a Wheel audition three hours after his wife Mary Helen gave birth to their son Henry; he calls Scranton “Pennsylvania’s best-kept secret” (but Pat thinks The Office begs to differ)

David Sorensen (Winston-Salem): personal trainer who loves helping people reach their goals and live healthy; he’s been married to Bojana for three years and wants to train with Pat (who threatens to “beat the tar out of” him; he mentions his town’s high school sports team, the West Forsyth Titans

Pat thinks the guys work for their cities’ chambers of commerce.

$2K Tossup: EVENT

_ R _ A S U R E
H U N _

David blurts out the answer, but C.J.’s the first to ring in during this TREASURE HUNT.

FEATURED TRIP: Atlantis Paradise Island BAHAMAS ($9K)

Round 1: PLACE

C.J.: an $850 S, two E’s, two T’s for $1,200, two A’s, a $700 R, three I’s, a $700 M, solve for $2,700…

_ R I S T I _ E
M _ _ _ T A I _
_ A _ E

C.J. won’t go to a PRISTINE MOUNTAIN CAVE (yet) after his incorrect guess.

David: BANKRUPT near $650

Nece: three N’s for $2,700, last vowel singles (O and U), C for crud on $500

C.J.: a $700 P…

P R I S T I N E
M O U N T A I N
_ A _ E

…but a D on $900 is NOT one of the final two consonants, so there goes his $3,400 second chance. David might travel to a PRISTINE MOUNTAIN LAKE after winning the house minimum.

Crossword/Mystery Round: AWESOME SAUCE

Pat claims, “Near the end of the year, we get creative.”

David: four T’s for $2,800, one E, N for nada on $500

Nece: a $650 M, four O’s, two A’s, a $700 P, a G on the MW near LaT and she flips it… $$$ (she didn’t look at the wedge but instead listened to the audience), a $900 H… last vowel of I… a $600 S… solve for $12,100…

SPAGHETTI
OO
_TOMATO

SOY is the last remaining ingredient sauce for Nece to take a big lead after her slow, calm solve. Pat mentions she “had an entire audience holding its breath.”

C.J.: $2K/David: $1K/Nece: $13,100

PP/Express Round: WAYD?

Nece: BANKRUPT near $600 (as Pat says, better this spin than last)

C.J.: three N’s for $2,700, two I’s, A for absent

David: two G’s for $1,200, two E’s, same BANKRUPT ($950 gone)

Nece: two T’s for $1,800, same BANKRUPT (she gestures that those black spaces are no big deal)

C.J.: a $900 S, last vowel of O, two D’s for $7K, other normal BANKRUPT (goodbye, $9,850)

David: merciful solve…

G E T T I N G / _ _
S E _ O N D / _ I N D

While I’m GETTING MY SECOND WIND after that messy round, David will catch his during his $10,600 cruise of TAHITI (courtesy of Paul Gauguin Cruises and Air Tahiti Nui). Pat and David later joke that the latter will have the Tahitians doing push-ups and jumping jacks, respectively.

C.J.: $2K/David: $11,600 cash & Tahiti/Nece: $13,100

Triple Tossup: IN THE KITCHEN

1.

_ _ _ _ K
_ _ I _ E

David confidently whips out a BLACK KNIFEnope.

S _ _ _ K
_ _ I F E

Nece carefully handles a STEAK KNIFE.

2.

_ _ _ T
_ _ _ _ _ _ R

C.J. quickly grabs a MEAT CLEAVER.

3.

S _ _ _ D
_ _ I N _ _ R

Nece knows it can’t be STEAK GRINDER.

S _ L _ D
S _ I N N _ R

David solves SALAD SPINNER.

Speed-Up: THING

C.J. has a shot at a comeback because David gives us a $6K FS!

David: two T’s
Nece: R
C.J.: one S
David: one N
Nece: L
C.J.: K
David: one P

_ _ S T – P _ _ _ _
_ _ T _ _ N

David gets a piece of the FAST-PACED ACTION for a $24K payoff!

PENALTY BOXDUDSBANKRUPTSMISSOLVES
Round 1C (Nece), D (C.J.)DavidC.J.
Mystery RoundN (David)
PP/Express RoundA (C.J.)Everyone (Nece 2x)
Speed-UpR and L (Nece), K (C.J.)
13 TOTAL751

FINAL SCORES
C.J.: $2K/David: $37,600 cash & Tahiti/Nece: $15,100

GT: $56,700
BANKRUPT TRASH: $12,600

Like last night’s winner of the same name, David should choose his category wisely (and enthusiastically)…

  • THING
  • PLACE
  • PEOPLE

…and PLACE it is.

$100K Bonus Round

After we meet David’s wife Bojana, little brother Jordan (who can run a mile in just four minutes and 28 seconds), and dad George (a business owner), he lands on the C in AMERICA’S. (Pat won’t have him write his biography.) Starting setup:

_ _ N _
_ R _ N _ _

CMDI won’t do much…

_ _ N _
_ R _ N C _

…and he doesn’t come close with JUNK BRUNCH (that would be a wild EVENT), so a BANK BRANCH denies him a $40K withdrawal.

MY RATING: 6

Maggie mentions the interview with Pat before the closing chat. Then Pat asks Vanna to send him pictures of her daily outfits just in case he can’t watch her on Wheel (because he’s out of the country or resurfacing his driveway), and she obliges. Pat’s response? “Dodged that bullet.”

Pat, it’s been fun recapping your iconic game show, and I’ll miss seeing you on my screen. @jbeaugard01, it’s all yours.

June 3, 2024June 4, 2024JL3232 Comments

This week, we have severalWheel alumni appearing as contestants on The Price is Right. Today’s episode was taped the day before Big Money Week onWheel, so several alums went to the tapings of this episode and also tomorrow’s which was taped right after it.

Alessandra Curcio, who competed onWheel during their 7,000th episode on May 10, 2019 but finished last with just $1K, was called down sixth today. Hopefully she has better luck on this show.

IUFB: kiln-dried yellow pine porch swing with stand and hanging accessories by Porch Swing Company (Amber)

ALESSANDRA: 1K |Frank: 550 |Jonathan: 1,100 |Dawn: 700

ARP: $2,184

Jonathan Estrada (Honda salesman from Las Vegas) plays Gridlock for a 2024 Toyota Corolla LE (2L engine, CVT, FWD, cargo tote, and cargo net envelope) (Manuela).

2/(43)(31)(57)/(79)(04)(28)

He correctly guesses 31 for the first half, but incorrectly guesses 79 and 28 for the second half; the ARP was $23,104.

The very next person called down was Robert Santoli, an admin of BaV Boards who competed on Wheel on Mar. 25, 2016 and won $76,086 cash & cruises after solving his BR puzzle of GOOFY PICTURES for $45K (he’s also Mario75/RAS310 on Golden-Road.net).

IUFB: travel accessories (2 Bluetooth blackout sleep masks, 2 nap pillows, travel pillows, and container of nose vents by Mantis Sleep) (Amber)

Alessandra: 400 | Frank: 506 | ROBERT: 505 | Dawn: 450

ARP: $503

Robert unfortunately goes over by $2 while Dawn Blakeman plays Pick-a-Number for a trip to Sweden (roundtrip coach to Gothenburg for a 6-night stay in a deluxe room at the Clarion Hotel Post + daily breakfast and private shopping tour for 2) (Amber).

$1_334

Numbers Available: 0, 2, 5

She correctly picks 2 to win the trip.

8th Called Down: Fernando Cole
IUFB: transparent standup paddleboard with 1 paddle, fin, and ankle leash courtesy of The Crystal Kayak Company (Amber)

Alessandra: 1K | Frank: 1 | Robert: 651 | FERNANDO: 650

ARP: $1,899

Alessandra plays Master Key to win any or all of these prizes…

  • jukebox with LED lights by Arkrocket worth $1,049 (Manuela)
  • vanity with 7 drawers, matching stool, and LED vanity and LED Mask and Neck System by Artemis worth $5,301 (Manuela)
  • 2024 Nissan Versa S (1.6L engine, CVT, FWD, and splash guards) worth $19,160 (Amber)

Small Prizes: Bodum electric milk frother, NOCO Boost Sport GB20 jump starter

The price of the milk frother is $53 or $38. She incorrectly guesses $53. The price of the jump starter is $48 or $80. She correctly guesses $80 and takes key #5… which is the Master Key!

Last Called Down: Tiffany Zuniga-Bortz
IUFB: collection of 6 air purifiers by MedifyAir

TIFFANY: 1,100 | Frank: 1,200 | Robert: 1,600 | Fernando: 1,300

ARP: $2,020

Robert is the last one on stage and he playsRace Game for…

  1. computer package (adjustable height standing desk, 34″ desktop with 16GB memory, 1TB storage, and wireless keyboard and mouse by Hewlett-Packard) (Manuela)
  2. solid maple wood pool table + deluxe accessory kit by Golden West Billiards (Manuela)
  3. luggage collection (3 suitcases and 2 duffels by Mancini Leather Goods) (Amber)
  4. portable photo booth with remote app controller and 12.9″ tablet (Amber)

Prices: $1,315, $2,038, $3,850, $4,745

Attempt 1: $2,038, $4,745, $3,850, $1,315 (1 right, 36 seconds left)
Attempt 2: $4,745, $3,850, $2,038, $1,315 (0 right, 23 seconds left)
Attempt 3: $3,850, $2,038, $1,315, $4,745 (2 right, 9 seconds left)
Final Attempt: $3,850, $1,315, $2,038, $4,745 (1 right)

The prices were $3,850, $4,745, $1,315, and $2,038, so he gets just the computer package.

SCSD #2

Robert ($5,870) unfortunately goes over spinning .60 and .80. I hope you had fun, sir. Dawn ($12,837) spins .85 and stays. Alessandra ($27,489) spins .75 and .15 to advance to the showcase round (but she randomly walked away apparently thinking she lost).

AUTUM’S CHAMPIONS SHOWCASE

  • boxing gym (freestanding punching bags, gloves, pair of adjustable dumbbells, and bench by Flybird Fitness) (Amber)
  • roundtrip coach to Philadelphia, PA for a 5-night stay in a king guest room at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown + $125 food/beverage credit and Rocky tour (Amber)
  • 2024 Volkswagen Jetta Sport (1.5L engine, 8-speed AT, and FWD) (Manuela)

Autum Abraham (who won $15,076 after winning the second pricing game of Bargain Game and an extra $11K from SCSD #1) bids $32,100.

ALESSANDRA’S ISLAND HOPPING SHOWCASE

  • roundtrip coach to West Palm Beach, FL for a 6-night Caribbean getaway courtesy of Margaritaville at Sea + all meals, onboard, live entertainment, and all-inclusive 4-night stay in the Bahamas (Amber)
  • 8′ barbecue kitchen island with Sizzler grill, side burner, and fridge by Patio Resort Lifestyles (Manuela)
  • roundtrip coach to Aitutaki, Cook Islands for a 6-night stay in a premium beachfront bungalow at Pacific Resort Aitutaki + daily breakfast, roundtrip airport transportation, and complimentary non-motorized watersports, and $200 amenities credit (Amber)

She bids $27K.

ARPs

Autum: $31,601 (OVER)
Alessandra: $38,280 (off by $11,280)

Alessandra had much better luck on her TPiR appearance with $65,769! Enjoy your prizes, ma’am!

WoF Recap: June 3,2024

June 3, 2024June 12, 2024jpgenius15 Comments

Well, this is it, folks – Pat’s last week as host. Let’s hope his final 15 contestants make it count…

EPISODE #8006: 📖THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES📖

Flashback (1997): While the hosts sit at a table (and Pat reads a newspaper), they wonder if people see them as a married couple since they’d shared 15 years of laughs and memories that year.

The black generic stage looks like “Happy New Year,” with the banquet decor and wheels. And the Dalmatian is on the right side of the right wheel.

$1K Tossup: WAYD?

S _ R _ T C _ _ N G
_ Y / L E _ _

While I’m STRETCHING MY LEGS, David’s the first to score. Let’s meet him and his female competition:

David Livermore (Garnet, MI; that’s in the Yooper Upper Peninsula): retired 20-year, eight-month Army vet who would’ve celebrated four years of retirement in May; he has two sons and two grandkids in Michigan’s Lower Half (which he calls the “Trolls”) and mentions “Yooper” is a Finnish dialect

Joyce Bolds (Fayetteville, GA): retired teacher and aspiring stand-up comedian who brought 45 fifth graders to SPS; she’s been married to Milton for 43 years and has two grown kids and a granddaughter… and a VHS tape of her in the audience during the show’s 1996 remote in Atlanta

Dimple Shroff (Sanford, FL; born in India): a lady who enjoys anything creative (including architecture, home design, decorating, and styling) and compliments Vanna’s style; she’s been married to her “outstanding” college sweetheart for 33 years (she gave him that adjective because he would wait for her while she took her courses), and Wheel was the first show she watched when she arrived in the USA

And yes, David makes hand gestures to show the locations in Michigan he and his family are from.

$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK

A _ _ _ R – _ I N N _ R
M _ N T _

Joyce gobbles up some AFTER-DINNER MINTS.

FEATURED CARIBBEAN TRIP: Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa and Casino ($14,522)

Round 1: SAME LETTER

Joyce: a $500 T, a $900 S (close call), two N’s for $1,200, two E’s, four A’s, two L’s for $1K, one O, same letter of three M’s for $1,650 + $1K, a $900 R, last vowels (a U and three I’s), two G’s for $1,100, solve for $7K (after a deep breath)…

M A R _ E L O U S
M A G N I _ I _ E N T
M A G I _ A L

Joyce makes a MARVELOUS, MAGNIFICENT, MAGICAL solve to reach nine grand – PR.

Prevagen Mystery Round: FOOD & DRINK

Before she spins, Dimple remembers to mention her son, who was set to graduate at the time of this taping.

Dimple: two T’s for $1,600, one E, a $600 H(barely avoided the MDW’s right side), three I’s, three N’s for $2,700, three A’s, two G’s for $1,200, a K on TD, remaining vowel of two O’s, solve for $8,600…

T A K I N G / A / _ I _
I N / T H E / _ A G O O N

It’s not the Prize Puzzle, but Dimple’s TAKING A DIP IN THE LAGOON anyway – PR #2.

David: $1K/Joyce: $9K/Dimple: $8,600

PP/Express Round: AROUND THE HOUSE

David: BANKRUPT near $650

Joyce: three L’s for $1,950, three E’s, one A, LaT

Dimple: T for trouble on $550

David: two S’s for $1K, two O’s, two R’s for $1,200, last vowel of three I’s, solve for $1,700…

_ R I _ E L E S S
_ A _ I L _
_ E I R L O O _

David might take a PRICELESS FAMILY HEIRLOOM on his $8,790 cruise of Eastern EUROPE (including Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Hungary, courtesy of Grand Central Cruise Line).

David: $11,490 cash & Europe/Joyce: $9K/Dimple: $8,600

David reveals he spent the first seven years of his Army service in Germany.

Triple Tossup: THING

1.

D R I _ E – _ N
_ O V I E / _ C R E E N

Screens are the theme here, and Joyce watches a film on a DRIVE-IN MOVIE SCREEN.

2.

B _ _ / _ C _ _ _ N
T _

David’s viewing party might involve a BIG SCREEN TV.

3.

_ O U _ H / _ C R E E N

David pads his lead with a TOUCH SCREEN.

Speed-Up: PLACES

David starts the week with a $1,600 FS (we almost had a reshoot).

David: R
Joyce: three S’s
Dimple: T
David: one H
Joyce: one B
Dimple: one N

S _ N – S _ _ _ _ _
B _ _ _ H _ S

Dimple asks to solve, but the buzzer beats her incorrect guess of SUN-SHINED BEACHES. David lights up the all-important K…

S _ N – S _ _ K _ _
B _ _ _ H _ S

…and could visit SUN-SOAKED BEACHES with another $3,200 (Pat chides him for asking to solve first).

PENALTY BOXDUDSLATSBANKRUPTSMISSOLVES
Round 1PERFECT ROUND
Mystery RoundPERFECT ROUND #2
PP/Express RoundT (Dimple)JoyceDavid
Speed-UpR (David), T (Dimple)Dimple
6 TOTAL3111

FINAL SCORES
David: $18,690 cash & Europe/Joyce: $11K/Dimple: $8,600

GT: $38,290
NO BANKRUPT TRASH

Here comes that category list…

  • THING
  • PHRASE
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

…and David chooses WAYD?

$100K Bonus Round

The final vehicle up for grabs this season is a Lincoln Nautilus Premiere worth $53K+. After David admits getting his guests, mom Linda and sister Sheila, was more important than winning, his strong spin lands him on the N in WIN. He should focus on the last word…

_ _ N _ S _ _ N _
T _ E / _ _ _

GHMO gives him a key vowel…

_ _ N _ S H _ N G
T H E / _ O _

…but he flubs the last word with HOW and WOW, so he (ironically, per Pat) wasn’t FINISHING THE JOB for a $40K payoff.

MY RATING: 6

Maggie closes the show by announcing she’ll pay tribute to her dad through an interview with him; you can find parts of the conversation on Wheel’s website. Some of her questions include what he was like as a kid, the phone call he got from Merv Griffin, and his reason for being gracious when folks meet him.

The hosts chat with her (instead of David) during the credit roll.

WoF Retro Recap: December 29, 2006 — LAST EPISODE OF2006

June 2, 2024June 3, 2024JL3232 Comments

EPISODE #4565: SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

$1K Toss-Up: THING

F L _ _ N E _
N I G H T _ O W N

Stephanie solved the WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? item of FLANNEL NIGHTGOWN. Last contestants of 2006…

Stephanie Arnopolin: works part-time as a pre-K parent center coordinator married to John for 8 1/2 years with two children who likes to scrapbook, work out, and shop from Grayslake, IL

Jo Hankins-Hall: lady who lives life and people especially the elderly and children, believes in making memories, and describes herself as “a very versatile person”, as she likes beauty pageants and does coaching and personal improvement classes for girls (she has as much fun with them at a pageant as with her boys hunting; she was on stage in Las Vegas one Saturday and got second runner-up in the Senior America Pageant and the next Saturday she was in the deer woods with her boys and got a nine-point book) from Waverly, TN

Will Saint-Ilme, Jr.: student at Zion Bible College majoring in theology and minoring in world missions who loves playing and watching sports and movies from Barrington, RI (orig. from Long Island, NY)

$2K Toss-Up: RHYME TIME

N _ / _ _ S S
N O / F _ _ S

It wasn’tNO MESS, NO FUSS, according to Stephanie.

N _ / _ _ S S
N O / F _ S S

Jo got that oneNO MUSS, NO FUSS.

FEATURED SPIRIT OF THE SEASON TRIP: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in the Canadian Rockies worth $6,400

Round 1: EVENT (PRIZE PUZZLE)

Jo: $300 T, $600 H, E, 3 N’s for$7,500, 2 I’s, $600 S pair, U, $300 G, A (NMV), solve for $8,300…

_ A S _ I N G / I N
T H E / S U N

She would be BASKING IN THE SUN on her Caribbean Escapes vacation in ANTIGUA & BARBUDA with a stay at an elite member resort (airfare provided by American Airlines) worth $6,800- PR!

Jackpot Round: PHRASE

Will: L for WC, LaT
Stephanie: $900 S trio, $1,200 R pair, 2 E’s, 2 T’s for$7K, I, 3 O’s, BANKRUPT near JACKPOT ($8,350 lost)
Jo: $1,200 N pair, same BANKRUPT ($1,200 lost)
Will: $400 C, not that BANKRUPT again ($400 & WC lost)
Stephanie: $550 P, $400 K, $900 W, $1K D pair, H for FS, solve for $2,850…

_ C T I O N S
S P E _ K / L O _ D E R
T H _ N / W O R D S

She said that ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.

UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $12,750

Jo: $17,100 cash & Caribbean | Will: ZILCH | Stephanie: $3,850 FS

Mystery Round: SLOGAN

Stephanie: $1,100 S pair, 4 E’s, 2 R’s for HSN.com, 2 A’s, $600 H pair, 4 T’s on MW near $900, passed (good because that was the BANKRUPT one), $300 N, 2 O’s, 2 M’s on same MW, passed, no K on $300 (she likely thought the first word was MAKE), used FS, CRITICAL I PURCHASE ($7K & gift tag sitting there)
Jo: $300 D, $2,700 F trio, solve for $3K…

M A D E / F R O M
T H E / _ E S T
S T _ F F
O N / E A R T H

She solved“MADE FROM THE BEST STUFF ON EARTH”, but she blanked out on the $3K bonus; it was fromSnapple.

Jo: $20,100 cash & Caribbean | Will: NOTHING | Stephanie: $3,850

$3K Toss-Up: AROUND THE HOUSE

D I M _ E R
S W _ T _ _

Stephanie turned off theDIMMER SWITCH.

Speed-Up: OCCUPATION

Will still had a chance, because consonants were worth$6K!

Stephanie: S
Jo: 2 N’s
Will: T
Stephanie: 2 R’s
Jo: L
Will: P
Stephanie: B
Jo: G
Will: M
Stephanie: E (WHY?!)

_ E _ _ _ N G
_ _ _ R _ _ N _ T _ R

Stephanie solved WEDDING COORDINATOR for $12K, but fell $1,250 short of the win since she didn’t choose a consonant.

PENALTY BOXDUDSLaTsBANKRUPTS
Round 1PERFECT ROUND
Jackpot RoundWill3 (everybody)
Mystery RoundK, I (Stephanie)
Speed-UpS, B (Stephanie); L (Jo); P, M (Will)N/AN/A
11 TOTAL713

FINAL SCORES
Jo: $20,100 | Will: $1K GOOSEEGG | Stephanie: $18,850

GRAND TOTAL: $39,950
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $9,950

Bonus Round

After we saw one of Jo’s girls (a beauty pageant lady herself) named Debbie, she landed on the .

Category: FOOD & DRINK

An E at the end of each line to start…

_ _ _ _ E
_ _ _ E

She frontloaded the alphabet (BCDA)…

_ _ D _ E
C A _ E

After sayingLADLE CAKE, she gets the right answer and could be storing someFUDGE CAKE in the back of the Dodge Nitro worth $22,160 for a final total of $42,260 cash & prizes.

MY RATING: 7 (C-)

WoF Retro Recap: December 28,2006

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First three episodes this week: Mon., Tues., Wed.

EPISODE #4564: SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

$1K Toss-Up: EVENT

_ A N C I N G / T I L L
_ A _ _

Jeff thought it was DANCING TILL DARKnope. Carol, however, got the right one ofDANCING TILL DAWN. Thursday’s trio…

Carol Smith: legal administrative assistant who types “like the wind” (over 100 WPM) married to Dan for 35 years with three children and four grandchildren and another one on the way from Bloomington, MN

Jeff Trojacek: investment broker who also does some cooking (he learned Cajun cooking from his father-in-law) married to Melanie for about 10 years with two kids with from Ennis, TX

Laurie Vogt: marketing manager for an international alliance of regional pest management companies and proud aunt of a 1 1/2-year-old niece; loves making jewelry, scrapbooking, making greeting cards, and football (go Packers) in her spare time from Glendale, WI

$2K Toss-Up: OCCUPATION

O _ T H _ _ _ _ _ C
S U _ G E _ _

Jeff solvedORTHOPEDIC SURGEON (Pat: “If you had said ‘sturgeon’, I would’ve come over there.”).

FEATURED SPIRIT OF THE SEASON TRIP: Casamagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort worth $7,174

Round 1: PHRASE

Jeff: $300 T, $1,200 H pair, $800 S, 5 E’s, $400 K, P for FS, no A, used FS, $800 R pair, O, $300 M, solve for $3,050…

K E E P / T H E
H O _ E / _ _ R E S
_ _ R _ _ _ _

He told us toKEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING.

Jackpot Round: BEFORE & AFTER

Laurie: 2 S’s on JACKPOT, BANKRUPT next door ($1K lost) (she tried to call T on that space)
Carol: T on JACKPOT, 3 A’s, $300 L, 2 E’s, $450 N, O, 2 P’s for$7K, $1,600 R pair, $900 V, U (NMV), $300 D, solve for $10,050…

A D A _ ’ S
A P P L E
T U R N O V E R S

She had some ADAM’S APPLE TURNOVERS for a nice amount of cash.

UNCLAIMED JACKPOT: $12,250

Carol: $11,050 | Jeff: $5,050 | Laurie: ZIP

Mystery Round: SHOW BIZ (PRIZE PUZZLE)

The $10K this week was sponsored by LowerMyBills.com.

Carol: $800 T, 2 H’s on MW near $900, flipped… $$$, $400 S, 2 E’s, $1,600 N pair, no P on $300 ($12,550 at risk)
Jeff: $450 R, Y for SPIRIT OF THE SEASON, 2 O’s, $300 B, critical U purchase
Laurie: $800 C, 2 I’s, solve for $550…

T H E / _ I E N N _
B O Y S ’ / C H O I R

She might’ve seen a performance ofTHE VIENNA BOYS’ CHOIR on her trip to AUSTRIA courtesy of lastminutetravel.com worth $4,500.

Carol: $11,050 | Jeff: $5,050 | Laurie: $5,050 cash & Austria

$3K Toss-Up: THING

R H Y M _ N G
P _ E T R _

Laurie knew about RHYMING POETRY.

Speed-Up: SONG TITLE

Consonants were worth $1,700.

Laurie: 2 R’s
Carol: S
Jeff: T
Laurie: 3 N’s
Carol: 2 W’s

W _ N T _ R
W _ N _ _ R _ _ N D

Carol was walking in aWINTER WONDERLAND for $3,400 more.

PENALTY BOXDUDSBANKRUPTS
Round 1A (Jeff)
Jackpot RoundLaurie
Mystery RoundP (Carol), U (Jeff)
Speed-UpS (Carol)N/A
5 TOTAL41

FINAL SCORES
Carol
: $15,450 | Jeff: $5,050 | Laurie: $8,050 cash & Austria

GRAND TOTAL: $28,550
BANKRUPT TRASH: $1K

Bonus Round

The Christmas cars this week were a 2007 Dodge Nitro SXT and a 2007 Infiniti G35 coupe. After we saw her husband, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law in the audience, she landed on CASH.

Category: THING

Here’s 2 on the top to start…

_ _ N E
_ _ _ _ _

Unfortunately, she WIPED OUT with PCSMO and could only think ofBONE CHINA andFINE WINES. It wasDUNE BUGGY, and she lost $30K.

MY RATING: 6 (D+)

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Celebs: Tom Allen, Michelle Visage, Eddie Kadi

Triple Toss-Up #1: BORING HOUSEHOLD TASKS

1.

_ _ F _ O S T _ N G
_ H E / _ R _ _ _ E R

Tom was DEFROSTING THE FREEZER.

2.

_ E – _ _ O _ T I _ _
_ H E / _ _ T _ R O _ M
_ _ L E _

He was also RE-GROUTING THE BATHROOM TILES

3.

_ L _ _ _ _ N G / _ H E
_ A D I A T O _ S

…and he was BLEEDING THE RADIATORS for the sweep. More on these celebs…

Tom Allen: was a bookish young man who didn’t have any friends so he liked to go to the library and take out books about things like Noel Coward and Agatha Christie, which is quite a lot for Bromley; household chores come easily to him, playing for St Christopher’s Hospice in South London

Michelle Visage: likes word puzzles like RuPaul but apparently she’s not so great at them, playing for Gendered Intelligence, which helps people understand gender diversity and makes life better for trans people

Eddie Kadi: has a daughter named Leana whose actual nickname is Podcast (she would tell everybody anything that is discussed in the family; she overheard a conversation of him reacting to the news that he’s gonna be on Strictly), playing for African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust

Round 1: BAD MENU DECISIONS

Tom: £500 T pair, 3 A’s, no B on £300
Michelle: £675 R trio, £400 G pair, £600 N trio, B repeat on £250 (not acknowledged as such)
Eddie: £500 L, no M on £300
Tom: BANKRUPT(£400 lost)
Michelle: no S on £400
Eddie: no C on £200
Tom: £400 D, £250 P, no H on £200
Michelle: £150 W, 2 I’s, solve for £1,725…

R _ G R _ T T I N G
A / P R A W N
_ I N D A L _ _

She solved REGRETTING A PRAWN VINDALOO.

Round 2: JUICY GOSSIP

Eddie: £300 L, £200 T, £200 V pair (I was surprised by that), LaT
Tom: £250 R, £150 G, £250 Y, no B on £250
Michelle: BANKRUPT
Eddie: £400 N pair, solve for £1,100…

_ / V _ R Y / L _ N G
V _ _ _ _ / N _ T _

He said he has A VERY LONG VOICE NOTE.

Tom: £1,500 Michelle: £1,725 Eddie: £1,100

Triple Toss-Up #2: BRITISH VS AMERICAN TERMS

1.

_ U _ T _ _ _
&
T R A S H / _ _ N

Michelle admitted she was wrong.

D U _ T _ _ _
&
T R A S H / C _ N

Tom solved DUSTBIN & TRASH CAN.

2.

P U B _ _ C / T _ I _ _ T
&
_ _ _ _ R _ _ _

Eddie solved PUBLIC TOILET & RESTROOM.

3.

_ U _ / _ A _
&
F _ _ _ _ / P A _ K

Michelle split the dough with BUM BAG & FANNY PACK.

Round 3: MAKING A MESS

Eddie: no L on £225
Tom: £150 M, no D on £100
Michelle: £750 P trio, £225 G, 2 N’s for £1,500, 2 I’s, £200 K pair, BANKRUPT near £200 (£2,575 lost)
Eddie: no T on £250
Tom: £225 S, other BANKRUPT (£375 lost)
Michelle: SPINGLE for £150 Y, solve for house minimum…

_ _ _ _ I N G / _
S P _ _ K Y
P _ M P K I N

She recalled CARVING A SPOOKY PUMPKIN.

Tom: £2K Michelle: £2,725 Eddie: £1,600

£5K Bonus Round

Michelle chose from…

  • ANIMAL
  • FILM CHARACTER
  • DAILY LIFE

He is one of the Avengers who was featured during Marvel Superheroes week earlier this season…

_ _ _ T _ _ N
_ _ E R _ _ _

DGPI gave her…

_ _ P T _ I N
_ _ E R I _ _

She IDedCAPTAIN AMERICA for the £5K bonus.

Triple Toss-Up #1: FAMOUS FIGURES FROM HISTORY

1.

A _ _ _ _ _ _ U T
N E _ _
_ _ M _ _ R _ _ _

Michelle IDedthe first person to walk on the Moon asASTRONAUT NEIL ARMSTRONG.

2.

_ _ _ P _ _ A N
Q _ E E N
_ _ _ O P A T _ A

Tom IDedEGYPTIAN QUEEN CLEOPATRA (she was actually Greek, believe it or not).

3.

_ H _ _ I _ _ _ T
_ _ _ P H _ _
_ A W K _ _ G

Michelle IDed PHYSICIST STEPHEN HAWKING.

Tom: £3K Michelle: £4,725 Eddie: £1,600

Crossword Round: A DAY AT THE BEACH

Eddie: £250 L, £300 S trio, £225 D, £400 N pair, £200 B, 4 A’s, 2 T’s for £2K, solve for £3,275…

SAND_ASTL_
_
A
S_NBAT__

But he didn’t realize that there was a down word and only saidSANDCASTLE AND A SUNBATHE– UGH. -__- That allowed Tom to get the last remaining word ofCRABfor the house minimum.

Tom: £3,500 Michelle: £4,725 Eddie: £1,600

Linked Phrases Round

Eddie: £600 T trio, N, M, L (all on £300), no R on £150
Tom: £500 C pair, £300 G, 2 A’s, £300 D, £225 H, 3 E’s, solve for £1,125…

C A N ’ T / G E T
_ _ _ / _ _ T / _ _
M _ / H E A D / L _ C E

He solved CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD LICE.

Tom: £4,625 Michelle: £4,725 Eddie: £1,600

Triple Toss-Up #2: HOTEL HORRORS

1.

_ _ P S _ _ _ _
S _ A _ N _ / O _
_ _ _ F E E / C _ P

Michelle solved LIPSTICK STAINS ON COFFEE CUP.

2.

P L U G / S O C K E _ S
T O O / F _ R
_ _ O M / B E D

Tom solvedPLUG SOCKETS TOO FAR FROM BED.

3.

_ Y S T E R I O U S
H A I R / _ _
_ _ _ / S H _ W _ _

Michelle solved MYSTERIOUS HAIR IN THE SHOWER.

Round 6: NEW BEST FRIEND

Eddie: baffling dud of K on £150 (why go for that so early?)
Tom: no B on £400
Michelle: £750 R trio, £200 N, £100 T, no S on £300
Eddie: no H on £300
Tom: £100 G,SPEED-UP

G _ _ _ _ N
R _ T R _ _ _ _ R
_ _ _ _ _

Consonants were worth £400.

Tom: A
Michelle: L

G _ L _ _ N
R _ T R _ _ _ _ R
_ _ _ _ _

I don’t have aGOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPY or any kind of dog, but Michelle solved for £1,450 (could’ve said the P’s instead).

PENALTY BOXDUDSLaTsBANKRUPTSREPEATSMISSOLVES
Round 1B, H (Tom); S (Michelle); M, C (Eddie)TomB (Michelle)
Round 2B (Tom)EddieMichelle
Round 3L, T (Eddie); D (Tom)2 (Michelle, Tom)
Crossword RoundEddie (incomplete solve)
Linked Phrases RoundR (Eddie)
Round 6K, H (Eddie); B, A (Tom); S (Michelle)
22 TOTAL151411

FINAL SCORES
Tom: £5,625 Michelle: £8,175 Eddie: £1,600

GRAND TOTAL: £15,400
BANKRUPT TRASH: £3,350

£50K Bonus Round

The last spin of the series wasWHEEL. Michelle’s category choices…

  • AROUND THE HOUSE
  • FOOD & DRINK
  • IN THE WARDROBE

Here’s a trio…

_ L _ _ _
T _ _ E _ _

HDCA gave her another trio…

_ L A C _
T _ _ E D _

Although she wasn’t sure, she managed to find £30K in this BLACK TUXEDO for a final charity winnings total of £43,175!

MY RATING: 7 (C+) (maingame could’ve been better)

And that’s a wrap for this UK revival series with Graham Norton. Too bad we won’t be able to do any more series in the future.

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