WoF Quickcap: 1/31/2022

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This week’s theme: Celebrating the Local Flavor of *Insert City Here* (Basically another GAC compilation week except four of those cities weren’t highlighted in the GAC weeks themselves; In the cold openings this week, you’ll be seeing greetings by news anchors of the local affiliates that broadcast the show.)

Celebrating the Local Flavor of New York (Bill Ritter and Sade Baderinwa of WABC-TV (They actually gave their greetings midgame before the PP/EXPRESS Round))

NY gals left to right
Jenn Sparano, a speech-language pathologist at Mildred E. Strang Middle School in Yorktown Heights from Pleasantville, NY (she was living in NYC before she moved home to live with her 98-yr.-old grandma during the pandemic)
Desire Garza, a sophomore at NYU (virtually) studying biology from La Crescenta, CA (born and raised in Queens, NY; she misses the authenticity of food, culture and richness of everything back there)
Mandy Gordon, catering business owner and fashion designer who learned about this show thanks to her dad (he unfortunately passed away last year) from Brooklyn

Final Scores: Jenn: $17K/ Desire: $7,400/Mandy: $13,640 cash & Barbados

GT: $38,040
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $3,250 + MDW

BR Categories: PLACE/THING/F&D

BR Car of the Week: ’22 Lincoln Corsair

$100K Bonus Round: Jenn doesn’t eat up these OLIVES AND FIGS for the Lincoln Corsair.

ant0824’s Rating: 5.75

Adam’s Grade: C+
Adam’s Rating: 6 (Jenn was a pretty good player, sans the BR puzzle)

Skipps’ Grade: D+
Skipps’ Rating: 6

Grade: D+
Rating: 6


J! Quickcap: 1/31/2022

Unexpectedly, Mayim Bialik gets her next turn at hosting today as we wrap up the month of January. Oh, and let’s try to recover from last week’s meltdown after Amy Schneider’s departure.

And ABC has been doing a very poor job at promoting the National College Championship as we still don’t know the format it will be played in.

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Unfortunately, the trainwreck continues…

Last challengers of January
-Riley Timmreck, a student from Houston, TX
-Matthew McElroy, a high school history teacher from Wildwood, NJ

Returning champion: Jay Foster (1-day $13,600)

Pre-FJ! Scores: Jay: $16,400/Matthew: $10,400/Riley: $200

Correct/Incorrect: 45/14
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 2/6

Unplayed Clues ($ left on the board): 2 ($1,200)

Coryat Score: a pathetic $26,600
Lach Trash: $13,000 from 11 triple stumpers
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): a scary $13,200

Daily Double Correct Answers: 1

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 0 (Correct: Who is Gertrude Stein?)


I don’t think Riley prepared herself enough.

Winner: Jay ($11,999 (2-day $25,599))

Grade: F
Rating: 3 (Jay made the most out of a bad episode & unexpected change in cadence)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Grade: F
Ismael’s Rating: 3

Adam’s Grade: TBA
Adam’s Rating: TBA


TPiR Quickcap: 1/31/2022


First Four to end January: Fran Hatcher, Robert Rochford, Kristi Martinez-Kisso and Melissa Simon
Money Game (ALL NULL for Deepscan): Melissa ($820) gets only $174 (GT: $994)

Followed By: Dennis Lumaad
Switch: Dennis ($1,999) Stays and it paid Off (GT: $7,794)

Up Next: Lori Cobb
Hot Seat: Kristi ($1,499) Bails out at $2,500 at the Right Time (GT: $4,075)

SCSD #1 Winner: Kristi

Coming on in: John Vedin
Balance Game: Robert ($985) Balances to more Winnings (GT: $10,216)

New Entering: Sophia Guillen
Most Expensive: Sophia ($1,613) Locates the Bigger Priced Prize (GT: $8,802)

Arriving on down: Nora Rigby
Pocket Change: Lori ($639) Cashes in a Win and Perfect Second Half (GT: $21,037)

Gets Shafted on the Last day of January: Fran

SCSD #2 Winner: Lori (Banked $1K more – $22,037)
Dud Spin: Robert

Showcase Winner: Kristi ($25,362)

My rating: 7

Skipps’ Grade: C-
Skipps’ Rating: 7

Adam’s Grade: TBA
Adam’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Grade: C-
Ismael’s Rating: 7

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Fran, you got what’s Coming

No bull unfortunately due to the low showcase win.

LMaD Quickcap: 1/31/2022

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Perfect Deals: 0

Car Wins?: No

Zonk Victims: Isabela
Zonk Survivors: Tommas

Big Deal revealed 1-3-2 (Mario & Vanessa by default – forfeits Cameras & Denver Trip):
SD (#3): Gym ($3,222)- ELIM. & FLAMEOUT
MD (#1): BULL Power Q island
BD (#2): EVERYTHING incl. 1wk whale-watching expedition courtesy of natural habitat Adventures + $10K

Worst month of the entire series. PERIOD.

$10K Lost to: Sunee (2 forms of payment)

My Rating: 1

Skipps’ Grade: F-
Skipps’ Rating: 1

Ismael’s Grade: F-
Ismael’s Rating: 1

Adam’s Grade: TBA
Adam’s Rating: TBA

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WoF Fantasy Quickcap: 1/30/2022

Theme: Trip of a Lifetime (Trafalgar)

Today’s players are Faith, Sarah and Farah.

Final Scores
Faith: $4K/Sarah: $28,220 cash & Scotland/Farah: $3,150

GT: $35,370

Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: Nearly $20K

Scary Moments

After a R1 PR, things went into a clusterfrick. Sarah BANKRUPTed nearly $16K cash & prizes in R2 and Faith failed to claim $15,950 in the next round.

The Speed-Up was an absolute trainwreck too.

BR Cars: VW Taos SE 4MOTION ($30,734), BMW 230i coupe ($41,395)


$250K Bonus Round: Sarah fails to collect another $35K from this COZY BOUTIQUE.

My Grade: C-
My Rating: 4

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Skipps’ Grade: TBA
Skipps’ Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Grade: TBA
Ismael’s Rating: TBA

CWoF Quickcap: 2ND S.F.

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Final celebs of Season 2
Laverne Cox (🏳️‍⚧️), American actress, LGBT advocate, and star on the NETFLIX series “Orange is the New Black” who also appeared in the documentary film “Disclosure” (it’s about the history of trans representation in film and on TV from the perspectives of real, live trans people) and has her own podcast titled “The Laverne Cox Show” playing for Trans Justice Funding Project, an Initiative of the Tides Center
Ali Wentworth, actress, comedian, author, producer married to ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos (they both watch this show and “JEOPARDY!” and George is better at both shows) playing for Good+ Foundation
Von Miller, outside linebacker for 10+ yrs. now playing w/ the L.A. Rams and the active player current leader in sacks who’s also Super Bowl 50 MVP and eight-time Pro Bowler playing for Von’s Vision Foundation

Game 1

Laverne: $24,600
Ali: $44,850

G1 GT: $69,450
G1 Bankrupt Trash: $3,800 + MDW

Scary moment

-Messy R2.

BR Categories: THING/F&D/WAYW?

Pat figured she was going w/ that.

MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #13: Ali doesn’t eat this piece of ORGANIC SPINACH worth…


$1M LOCATION: ** (two away…!!!!)

Game 2

Laverne: $10K ($34,600)
Ali: $32,550 ($77,400 so far)
Von: $24,250 ($30K min.)

G2 GT: $66,800
G2 Bankrupt Trash: $1,700 + MDW

Scary moments

-Messy R2 again.

-Nothing but three vowels and a consonant left on the S-U puzzle…

T H E / _ _ T _ M A T E
S T A Y C A T _ _ N

Laverne throws away $23,800 and the win w/ THE INTIMATE STAYCATION which makes NO sense at all.

Last set of categories: PLACE/EVENT/WAYD?

$100K Bonus Round: The audience in a LARGE AUDITORIUM jeers and boos at Ali for losing $50K.

Charity Winnings: $142,000

ant084’s Rating: TBA

Skipps’ Grade: (Game 1: D+) (Game 2: D-) (Overall: D)
Skipps’ Rating: (Game 1: 6 (messy R2)) (G2 & Overall: 5)

Adam’s Grade: TBA
Adam’s Rating: TBA

Grade: D+
Rating: 6

Several celebrities got the $30,000 minimum all season long.

Contestant of the Week for January 24-28, 2022

Ilene Knebel from Wheel of Fortune is your Contestant of the Week… because SHE’S THE FIRST CIVILIAN GRAND PRIZE WINNER THIS SEASON WINNING $100,000 via defeating QU- trap!!!

Honorable mentions:

-Amy Schneider passed Matt Amodio for 2nd in most games won & became only the second player to ever cross 40 wins. She finally concluded her historic run on Wednesday (and just like James Holzhauer, was dethroned by a Chicago librarian) departing w/ $1,384,800 (incl. consolation) and a guaranteed spot in the ToC roster along w/ Matt Amodio, setting us up for a once-in-a-generation matchup there in the next ToC. The odds are still slightly in Matt’s favor, but we’ll see.

-Jason snapped a 7-game BD losing streak on LMaD Tuesday. Sadly, this turned out to be our only win this week, and this is including a primetime special.

-Thursday’s WoF match was the most competitive far and away this season so far. It LITERALLY ended in a PHOTO FINISH w/ Shiela Dudley eeking out w/ that COLOSSAL EXPRESS PR over Damien Dziepak w/ the Triple-TU sweep & late rally by *just $140* w/ Alyssa Boekel not far behind after escaping Jaws w/ that MW risk all combining for a whopping $67,390! But of course the PP mattered for Shiela to win, and even more troubling was that she was a one-round winner, and that proved to be so in the BR. But still, what a match.

Andre Rush from the Let’s Make a Deal primetime special airing on Bobbymgsk’s birthday is your Zonk Contestant of the Week. He made the wrong kind of history on the show that night…


MY GOODNESS. I am so sorry, man. At least he received consolation $, though.

Dishonorable mentions:

-Washington Post and the New York Times are in are in a TON of hot water w/ J! fans as they SPOILED AMY’S LOSS via PUSH NOTIFICATIONS!!

-Allaine Benson became the new-lowest showcase winner this season w/ $23,587 w/ only one PG won that day (and one partial). And this week of TPiR was just dismal overall.

-Lacy Johnson played HORRIBLY on Monday’s WoF episode w/ two critical duds (cost her over $12,850 cash & trip and $3K, respectively), but yet she somehow won only because she lucked out from her competitors’ misfortunes. And adding insult to injury, she chose THING for her BR category. We would like to have a VERBAL EXCHANGE w/ her for that choice which cost her the Volkswagen Tiguan, as well as her sloppy performance & undeserved win.

-TPiR also had three pricing games ending in total trainwrecks this week.

-Rhone Talsma, Amy’s slayer, O&D’d out w/ a FJ! bust & left w/ $30,600 which sent the rest of the week spiralling out of control & crashing even though Deepscan already declared a “Winning Week” for this show.

-Carrie Cadwallader would follow suit the next day as the lowest-scoring departer w/ $9,500 resulting in this show’s second losing week for returning champions this season.

-Nadine McDaniel-Allen WSD’d on her showcase by $131.

-Remember When ended in a heartbreaking bailout.

Wheel of Fortune Season 39 Week 20 Stats

A Big Thank You to Ilene for giving us the first $100K win this season!

Total for this Week: $331,508 (Nearly a SEASON-HIGH)

Total for the Season: $5,273,651

BR Win Record: 35-65 (.35)

BR Car Wins: 11

  • 2 maZDa CX-5s
  • 1 Volkswagen ID.4
  • 1 Ford Escape SEL
  • 1 Audi Q3
  • 2 maZDa MX-30s
  • 2 BMW X1s
  • 1 MINI Cooper 2dr Hardtop
  • 1 Volkswagen Tiguan

Prize Wedge Wins: 21

Gift Tag Wins: 23

MW Wins: 3

MW was Flipped-Declined: 37-13

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 13-24

$10K MW was next to LaT: 20

$10K MW was next to LaT: 17

Express was Played-Passed: 27-3

-Gone all the way: 18
-Stopped too soon: 0
-Crashes: 9

WC Usages

-Maingame: 4 (1 on $600, 2 on $2,500, 1 on $3,500)

-BR: 12

5-Round Games: 5

Gooseegg Victims: 23

Triple Toss-Up Triple Stumpers: 1 (on Jan. 17)

Triple Toss-Up Sweeps: 19

Red Winners: 27

Yellow Winners: 45

Blue Winners: 28

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $7,150 + 1 trip of unknown value

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $544,584 + 1 trip of unknown value

Biggest BANKRUPT: $18,500 (Jan. 14)

WCs Lost to BANKRUPT: Week: 0; Season: 24

MDWs Lost to BANKRUPTs: Week: 1; Season: 6

Top-Winning Totals: $112,000 (Jan. 25), $89,014 (Dec. 9), $82,104 (Dec. 17)

Bottom-Winning Totals: $13,570 (Sept. 24), $13,274 (Dec. 24), $12,750 (Sept. 29)

Season-High Week: $338,632 (Week 18)

Season-Low Week: $157,163 (Week 3)

Final Spins This Season

$1,500 FS: 28
$1,550 FS: 5
$1,600 FS: 19
$1,650 FS: 13
$1,700 FS: 14
$1,800 FS: 2
$1,850 FS: 3
$1,900 FS: 12
$6K FS: 4

Bonus Round Stats

PBRWs: 0
4-1 Weeks: 1
3-2 Weeks: 5
2-3 Weeks: 4
1-4 Weeks: 8
SKUNKINGS: 2 (Total Taping Day Washouts: 1)
MDBRs: 4
Letter Combo Wipeouts: 4 (TOTAL TRAINWRECKS: 0)

PERSON/PEOPLE: 6/16; 3-3

PLACE(S): 8/25; 2-6

THING(S): 6/98; 1-5

PHRASE: 22/65; 10-12

EVENT: 4/7; 1-3


SHOW BIZ: 2/2; 1-1

AROUND THE HOUSE: 10/19; 4-6

FOOD & DRINK: 8/10; 4-4

FUN & GAMES: 2/2; 2-0


LIVING THING(S): 10/26; 4-6

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 17/24; 1-16


$39K: 17/50

$45K: 5/10

$50K: 1/3

$100K (or $1M): 1/4 (finally!)

CAR: 11/33

BR Wins Despite Losing WC to BANKRUPT: 2

Non-$100K Wins After Losing MDW to BANKRUPT: 2

Weekly Grade: D+
Weekly Rating: 6

ant0824’s Weekly Rating: 7.8

Continue reading “Wheel of Fortune Season 39 Week 20 Stats”

Jeopardy Season 38 Week 20 Stats

I hate to sound like such a spoiled Debbie Downer, but those post-Schneider matchups threw this week down the toilet. On the other hand, I can’t wait to see Amy & Matt match up in the next ToC, but if I had to wager between them I’d still give a slight edge to Matt, but ultimately it comes down to who nails those daily doubles, who’s quicker on the buzzer, if either of them could runaway, how the FJ! category & clue aligns to them & how their wagers work out.

Total Winnings This Week: $126,300

Total Season Winnings: $3,527,067

Total Combined Coryat This Week: $176,600

Total Combined Coryat for the Season: $3,868,600

Total Lach Trash (Triple Stumpers) This Week: $48,200 from 41 triple stumpers

Total Lach Trash (Triple Stumpers) for the Season: $814,800 from 684 triple stumpers

Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses)

-This Week: $41,200
-Season: $703,000


-This Week: 250/41
-Season: 4,918/666 (Uh-oh… 😓)

Rebounds/Rebound Attempts

-This Week: 12/16
-Season: 275/359

Unplayed Clues ($ left on board)

-This Week: 3 ($4,000)
-Season: 16 ($13,600)

Most Unplayed Clues
-Day: 4 (Nov. 23)
-Week: 4 (Wk. 11)

Most $ left on board from Unplayed Clues
-Day: $4,000 (Dec. 14)
-Week: $4,000 (2x)

Best Weekly Winnings: $278,800 (Wk. 3)
Worst Weekly Winnings: $107,200 (Wk. 18)

Best Individual Coryat: Matt Amodio (Oct. 8; $38,000)
Worst Individual Coryat: Matt King (Nov. 23; -$6,400)

Best Combined Coryat: $51,200 (Oct. 8)
Worst Combined Coryat: $20,600 (Oct. 19)

Best Weekly Coryat: $222,200 (Wk. 1)
Worst Weekly Coryat: $164,200 (Wk. 14)

Lowest One-Day Lach Trash: $400 (Jan. 6)
Biggest One-Day Lach Trash: $19,600 (Oct. 19)

Least Maingame Triple Stumpers for One Day: 1 (Jan. 6)
Most Maingame Triple Stumpers for One Day: 15 (2x)

Least Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one day: $800 (Jan. 11)
Most Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one day: $16,200 (Nov. 23)

Lowest Weekly Lach Trash: $19,400 (Wk. 1)
Highest Weekly Lach Trash: $62,200 (Wk. 6)

Lowest Weekly Triple Stumpers: 20 (Wk. 1)
Highest Weekly Triple Stumpers: 51 (Wk. 6)

Least Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one week: $20,400 (Wk. 17)
Most Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one week: $48,800 (Wk. 14)

Biggest One-Day Score: Matt Amodio (Oct. 4; $83,000)

$50,000+ Wins: 19 (There was also a $50K+ 2nd place finish)

Biggest Champions: Matt Amodio ($1,518,601; Regular Play; Carryover from last season); Sam Buttery ($100,000; Professor’s Tournament); Amy Schneider ($1,382,800; Regular Play)

Lowest-Scoring Win: Dane Reighard (Nov. 9; $6,799)

Lowest Departure-Score: Carrie Cadwallader ($7,500 + $2K consolation)

Lowest Score: Matt King (Nov. 23; -$6,400)

Daily Double Sweeps This Week: 0

  • 3-for-3: 0
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0

Daily Double Sweeps for the Season: 36

  • 3-for-3: 36 (Two were true clean sweeps)
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0

Perfect DD Weeks: 1

Daily Double Shutouts

-This Week: 0
-Season: 5

Unplayed Daily Double Clues (DD clues gone to waste)

-This Week: 0
-Season: 0

Final Jeopardy! Sweeps This Week: 1

  • 3-for-3: 1
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0

Final Jeopardy! Sweeps for the Season: 17

  • 3-for-3: 13
  • 2-for-2: 4
  • 1-for-1: 0

FJ! Triple Stumpers

-This Week: 1
-Season: 15

FJ! Busts (Finish with $0)

-This Week: 2 (Champion Busts: 1)
-Season: 19 (Champion Busts: 1)

Aced Games (Must be 3-for-3 each for DDs & FJ): 3

Total Washouts (0-for-X each for DDs & FJ): 0

Gooseegg Victims Before FJ!: 8 (Champion Gooseeggs: 0)

Total Trainwrecks (No Winner): 0 (Times no one qualified for FJ!: 0)

5+-day Champions (Longest Winning Streaks): 4 (40 days (2nd All-Time); Amy Schneider)

Times Champion Swept a Week: 13

Tiebreakers: 0

Champions Dethroned This Week: 3

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 2
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 1

Champions Dethroned This Season: 12

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 8
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 4

Weekly Returning Champion Shutouts: 0

Player of the Week: Amy Schneider is locked into the Tournament of Champions!

Toughest Final Jeopardy! Category: 18th Century Names

Weekly Grade: D-
Weekly Rating: 5

REMINDER: the Jeopardy! National College Championship hosted by Mayim Bialik will go underway Tuesday, February 8th primetime (8pm-9pm ET) and will run through Tuesday, February 22nd (will not run on Mondays).

Let’s Make a Deal Season 13 Week 19 Stats

We unfortunately didn’t get too much of a boost of momentum from the primetime special, and the One Die Galaxy wipeout is gonna take a VERY long time to recover from.

Perfect Deal Stats

Total Perfect Deals This Week: 8

Total Perfect Deals for the Season: 118

Perfect Deal Trash (Traded Down for SD or MD) This Week: 3

Perfect Deal Trash (Traded Down for SD or MD) for the Season: 28

Total Weekly Perfect Deal Shutouts: 0

Car Game Stats

Total Car Wins This Week: 2 (one was tech.)

Total Car Wins for the Season: 22 (Fabulous Cars: 3)

Car Game Wipeouts This Week: 1

Car Game Wipeouts This Season: 10

Non-car Wipeouts: 4

Cars Traded for SD/MD/non-car BD: 3

Total Weekly Car Shutouts: 5

ZONK Victims

-This Week: 9 (couples count as one)
-Season: 152

Dodged ZONKs

-This Week: 11
-Season: 118

Big Deal Stats

BD Win Record: 26-66 (.282)

Big Deal Wins

-This Week: 1
-Season: 26

Medium Deal Wins

-This Week: 2
-Season: 30

Small Deal Wins

-This Week: 3
-Season: 36

BDs Won on Target (Revealed Second): 9/14

$30,000+ Big Deals: 2-9

Perfect Big Deal Weeks: 0

Total Big Deal Shutouts: 3

Quickie Deal Stats

Aired Quickie Deals Won This Week: 11/14 (1 partial)

Aired Quickie Deals Won This Season: 147/193 (13 partials)

Perfect Aired QD Weeks: 2

Total Quickie Deal Shutouts This Week: 0 (Aired: 0; Unaired: 0)

Total Quickie Deal Shutouts for the Season: 4 (Aired: 1; Unaired: 3)

Weekly Grade: D-
Weekly Rating: 5 (no thanks to the One Die Galaxy primetime wipeout + 1-5 BD record)