Thursday, February 07, 2013

"Wheel of Fortune" 2/7

$1K T-U: Phrase

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This guy knows it's important in virtually all sports- the Jim in the middle solves HOME-COURT ADVANTAGE. That can't be the case w/ all of these contestants:

Jim Rhodes (Austin)- A retired chemical engineer & confirmed chocoholic (especially truffles) married to Lauren for 17 yrs.; he was a basketball referee for 25 yrs.
Natalie Labejof (L.A. for four yrs.; originally from Indianapolis)- A dancer & server at a restaurant in Santa Monica
Chris Deidrich (Inglewood, CO)- A mechanical engineer working on a space program that may send people to Mars in the future

$2K T-U: Rhyme Time

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Jim nails THE DREAM TEAM to triple up.

Featured NBA VIP Team of the Night: Heat (Dwyane Wade)

meineke Jackpot R: Food & Drink

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Jim: 3 T's ($300), 2 S's ($600), 4 A's (FP)

S _ A _ _ _ T T _ / A _ _

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I think we've got a player here- he eats SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS for 21 more Benjamins & $5,100 overall.

PR
LEFT BEHIND IN JACKPOT: $6,400

Steve Nash's in the first commercial break bumper.

Mystery R: People

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Natalie: 2 N's ($400), 3 D's ($900), 3 A's, 2 E's, 3 S's ($800), I
Chris: U (FP), LaT
Jim: 4 R's ($3.5K)

_ E N _ E R S

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A N D / _ _ A R D S

Rhodes breaks through these CENTERS, FORWARDS AND CENTERS for the 14 grand & $19,100 now!

SOLE DUD: I (Natalie)
SOLE LaT: Chris

Paul Pierce has the shout-out after the second commercial TO.

PP: Song Lyrics

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Chris: 2 S's ($3.5K), 6 A's, 2 E's, 2 M's ($500 + WC), 2 O's

_ O M E / S A _ _

A _ A _

_ O M E / S A _ _

A _ A _

Chris recites Styx's "COME SAIL AWAY, COME SAIL AWAY" to be on the board w/ $7,250 in spending money for the Hotwire.com/MSC Caribbean Cruise.

PR #2

Current Scores:

Chris: $12,650 in cash & cruise WC/Jim: $19,100/Natalie: $0

$3K T-U: On the Map

H O _ _ _ _ N

T E _ A S

The announced hometown of WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn, Natalie IDs HOUSTON, TEXAS to also get into the chips.

R4: Thing

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Natalie: 3 T's ($400), 2 H's ($900), 2 E's, A, LaT
Chris: BANKRUPT (next to $650)
Jim: OTHER BANKRUPT
Natalie: O, 2 I's, S ($800), 3 N's ($350), 2 Z's ($650)

_ I N N I N _ / S H O T

A T / T H E / _ _ Z Z E _

It's not a WINNING SHOT AT THE BUZZER, but Natalie's earned $5,150 more.

SOLE LaT: Natalie
BANKRUPTS: 2 (guys)

Current Scores:

Chris: $12,650 in cash & travel/Jim: $19,100/Natalie: $8,150

R5: Place

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Chris: 2 R's ($500), S ($500), A, T ($700), 2 E's, 2 M's ($500), 2 O's (NMV)

M A S T E R

_ E _ R O O M

He shouldn't get into his MASTER BEDROOM yet, because he's still in it w/ the $2,450 he just banked for that puzzle.

PR #3

Current Scores:

Chris: $15,100 in cash & Caribbean/Jim: $19,100/Natalie: $8,150

S-U: In the Kitchen
FS: $6K!

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LETTER(S): T, N, R, G, C, M

M _ _ _ N G

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Chris' MIXING BOWL is incorrect.

NEXT, PLEASE: S

M _ _ _ N G

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Jim adds the S at the end to solve MIXING BOWLS for the additional $12K & the well-earned title!

DUDS: C (Natalie), R (Chris), T (Jim)
SOLE DQ OF THE MATCH: Chris (one-letter missolve)

Final Scores:

Chris: $15,100 in cash & cruise/Jim: $31,100/Natalie: $8,150
GT: $54,350

TONIGHT'S BANKRUPT TRASH: WC only

Regular BR #98: Our big man spins the E in GAME.

Category: Phrase

I think we have a real chance given his puzzle skills:

T _ E / _ _ _ E _ T

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MR. RHODES' CHOICES: GMCI

T _ E / _ _ _ E C T

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Believe it or not...he BLANKS OUT on THE OBJECT OF THE GAME. But that may be because he was only going for the $30K.

$5K SPIN ID #94: RR9563410

Chris Paul comes out at show's end.

EPISODE RATING: 7

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