WoF Retro Recap: December 19, 1994 (2024)

EPISODE #2221: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (FAMILY WEEK)

Carolyn Ballard & Michele Ford (mother/daughter): Carolyn was an elementary school secretary married to Bob for 31 years who enjoyed summer water sports, operas, and musicals from Livonia, MI; the daughter was an assistant director of a child care center and a lead teacher in an infant room from Zilwaukee (a small town near Saginaw)

Marie-Claude Rouleau & Frank Martin (daughter/father): Marie was a high school student ant Alexander Galt Regional HS in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada involved in the photography club and soon to be auditioning in the school play while Frank was a retired state policeman from Connecticut and a marketing company worker married for eight years; they’re both from Sherbrooke, Quebec

Sheila Toth & Eric Lambert (mother/son; Pat mistakenly called Eric a daughter!): Sheila was an elementary math and reading teacher from married to Randy for three sons from Fairmont, WV while Eric was a 7th grade student at Barrackville MS

Round 1: NICKNAME

C & M: insta-dud of T

M & F: also missed w/ S

S & E: two N’s for $400, $1K D pair, one A, $1K R pair, two L’s for Free SPIN, one O (Sheila almost repeated the A), $400 M, two E’s, solve…

M E R R _ / O L D
E N _ L A N D

S & E solved MERRY OLD ENGLAND for $2,050.

FEATURED PRIZE: pair of Yamaha Razz scooters worth $2,598 (SCOOTERS)

Round 2: BEFORE & AFTER

M & F: three T’s for $2,100, N for negative

S & E: $800 pair of R’s, S for sorry

C & M: two H’s for $1,400, two G’s for SURPRISE, five O’s, $800 F pair, solve…

G O _ R _ _ T
F O O _ / F O R
T H O _ G H T

C & M had the GOURMET FOOD FOR THOUGHT for $1,950 and the SURPRISE, which was a trip to Palm Springs at the Oasis Water Resort worth $5K.

C & M: $6,950 cash & P.S./M & F: ZERO/S & E: $2,050 FS

Round 3: PHRASE (RED LETTER PUZZLE)

S & E: two T’s for SCOOTERS (one’s red), $200 S, $750 R trio (one’s red), triple E’s (one’s red), four N’s for $3,600 (one’s red) triple U’s (one’s red), $500 C, LaT and used FS, $800 K, two O’s, solve…

C U R R E N T
_ _ E R E _ _ O U T S
U N K N O _ N

They solved CURRENT WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN for $5,100 and the scooters. To earn another $1K, here’s the red letters they needed to unscramble…

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

No guess from them. It’s NATURE.

C & M: $6,950 cash & P.S./M & F: ZILCH/S & E: $9,748 cash & scooters

FEATURED PRIZE #2: TRIP to Orlando

Round 4: PLACE

C & M: $800 N, $400 pair of T’s, $550 R, sole dud vowel of E

M & F: $600 C, $500 S, four A’s, $900 B, $600 K, solve…

A _ S T R A _ _ A N
_ _ T B A C K

M & F pinpointed the AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK for their only $2,350 on the night.

PENALTY BOXDUDSLaTsBANKRUPTSDQs
Round 1T (C & M), S (M & F)
Round 2N (M & F), S (S & E)
Round 3S & E
Round 4E (C & M)

FINAL SCORES
C & M: $6,950 cash & P.S./M & F: $2,350/S & E: $9,748 cash & scooters

GT: $19,048
NO BANKRUPTS

Bonus Round

The non-$25K gifts that week…

  • Pair of family cars ($40K)
  • Silver dining package ($16K+)
  • 1995 VOLVO 850 sport wagon ($32K+)
  • $30K family annuity

Category: PEOPLE

These are the parents of Jesus in the Bible…

_ _ R _ / &
_ _ S E _ _

Eric went w/ MDCA and that’s good for the first name…

M A R _ / &
_ _ S E _ _

They didn’t need any help on the bottom because Sheila knew it’s MARY & JOSEPH for the family cars, which were a 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE coupe and a Firebird Formula worth a combined $40,033! They would come back Friday w/ $49,781 cash & prizes! Sheila introduced her parents, son Matt, and nephew Jack.

At the end, we’re shown a pseudo-trophy “Family of the Year 1994″ board that includes a WHEEL license plate, a signed Pat/Vanna photo, a big red L from the puzzle board, a flipper from the contestant area, the Free SPIN disc, the $5K wedge, and the $25K envelope.

MY RATING: 7

Next Two Episodes That Week: Tues., Wed.

WoF Retro Recap: December 19, 1994 (2024)
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