Neither the author nor the host of this blog is affiliated in any way with "Wheel of Fortune", CBS Television Distribution or any other network TV station.

The views and opinions expressed are entirely those of the author, and do not reflect those of Google, CBS Television Distribution, Pat Sajak and Vanna White or the producers of this show.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WOF Recap: December 19, 2012


Opening Flashback Clip (Feb. 1, 2011 during Teachers Week): During the end-of-show chat, Pat complains that the studio is freezing, so Vanna took out a pair of body heaters from her dress

$1,000 Tossup: TITLE

_ / _ _ _ _ _ _ M _ S
_ _ _ _ _

Renee quickly solves the Dickens novel "A CHRISTMAS CAROL". We're going left to right again...

Renee Durette: Navy Intel Specialist (8 yrs) and a reservist/foreign disclosure office contractor at SATCOM in Tampa from Merritt Island, FL
Amy Vincenti: pharmacist from Jenkings Township, PA
Scott Sutton: journeyman meterman from Lake Stevens, WA

$2,000 Tossup: ON  THE MAP

_ C _ _ T _ S _
_ _ _ H _ _ _ D S

Renee's two for two w/ the SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS.

FEATURED TRIP: the Roosevelt Hotel in NYC w/ tickets to see a Broadway show of your choice worth $6,410

Jackpot Round: PHRASE

The Navy lady kicks things off w/ two Jackpot R's, but then N for nothing while on the gift tag.  Second, Amy picks up the 1/2 CAR next to $300 w/ three T's, calls for a single B and hits the LAT. Third, Scott craps out w/ C. A few letters later, Renee lands on Jackpot again and lights up three S's...but she doesn't solve for the $8,350 pot, and has to buy one I and three A's. Here's what we have now...

S _ _ D
S E _ A R A T E _ _

She solves BATTERIES SOLD SEPARATELY for $2,200.

DUDS: N (Renee), C (Scott)
LAT: Amy

Scores after R1
Renee: $5,200
Amy and Scott: $0 each

Holiday Greeting of the Night: marketing/promotions departments


Mystery Round: QUOTATION

Amy does some work before saying F for fail. Second, Scott picks up the same 1/2 CAR courtesy of three N's. Later, he faces this...

_ T O C _ I N _ _
_ E R E / H _ N _ / _ _
T H E / C H I _ N E _
_ I T H / C A R E

He solves "STOCKINGS WERE HUNG BY THE CHIMNEY WITH CARE" (from "Twas the Night Before Christmas") for $1,900.


Scores after R2
Renee: $5,200
Amy: $0 
Scott: $1,900 + 1/2 CAR

Bonus Puzzle Flashback (2002): LIVING THINGS
A man named Tom chose PMCI...

_ _ P P I E S

...and he was able to solve GUPPIES.



In the middle of the round, Scott captures the Wild Card w/ a G. But after a lot of work, he and Renee both BANKRUPT on a side of the MDW (him on the left; her on the right), costing the man $4,250 and his cardboard pieces. That allows Renee to say double L's for $1K...

R _ A R I N G
_ A _ E R _ A L L S

...and solve ROARING WATERFALLS for that much money and a trip to the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay in HAWAII worth $8,500.

BANKRUPTS: 2 (Scott, Renee)

Scores after R3
Renee: $5,200
Amy: $9,500 cash and trip
Scott: $1,900


$3,000 Tossup: PERSON

A _ P I R _ N G
A R _ _ _ _

Renee sweeps the Tossups w/ ASPIRING ARTIST; she's now $1,300 off Amy's lead.


Her first letters are four S's and three N's, giving her $2,700. But after a lot of work...

S E _ E N / S _ _ N S
_ - S _ _ M M _ N G

...she botches the pronunciation of the last word (SWIMMIN'), so there goes another $3,850. Amy next FPs a V and says the last consonant of two W's. 

S E V E N / S W _ N S
A - S W _ M M _ N G

She correctly says SEVEN SWANS A-SWIMMING for $1,900.

DQ: Renee's botched pronunciation

Scores after R4
Renee: $8,200
Amy: $11,400 cash and trip
Scott: $1,900

Round 5: FOOD AND DRINK (full $1,800 speed-up)

_ _ _ _ _ R _ _
P _ P _ _ R N

Scott eats some BUTTERED POPCORN for $7,200.

DUDS: S, M (both by Amy)

Renee: $8,200
Amy: $11,400 cash and trip
Scott: $9,100

TOTAL BANKRUPT TRASH (cardboard pieces excluded): $4,250


$100,000 Bonus Round
Here comes the *** space for Amy.

Category: THING
RSTLNE has lit up...

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

She's in good shape after calling HCDO...

H E _ _ _
O _ E R C O _ T

I hope she stays warm during the winter season w/ a HEAVY OVERCOAT when driving the Grand Cherokee (second time that's won this week)! Her final total's $45,315 cash and prizes while Rebuilding Together's up to $172,500!

$5K SPIN ID: RF3999574

MY EPISODE RATING: 7 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. Well, ouch at that missolve in Round 4...and had Renee gotten the Jackpot, she would've won anyway. Wow.