WoF Quickcap: 2/28/2022

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This week’s theme: Generic #12

LET’S KICK THINGS OFF w/ these three
Shelby Oktavec, a communications student at L.A. Valley College whose mom & aunt played on Family Week
Ronnell Wilson-Nichols, an RNA of 30 yrs. married to Rodney from Compton
Jordan Burger, a music booking agent married to senior nurse adviser Kate from Franklin, TN

Final Scores: Shelby: $27K/Ronnell: $3,200/Jordan: $16,190 cash & Barbados

GT: $46,390
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $600

Scary moments

-The layout for most of the R1 puzzle…

S _ E L L _ I N _ I N G

Shelby BOMBS OUT w/ M on Savannah and blows $9,650 — If you were thinking SMELLFINDING that’s VERY gross, girl! -___-

-After calling P on this puzzle Ronnell does no better w/ K — SPELLKINDING?!

-Way too many penalties in R2 incl. an incorrect letter on the million dollar wedge (it didn’t help that the puzzle itself was 12 letters long w/ no RSTLNE).

-Here’s what we got in R3…

S _ O _ _ I N G / F O R
A / _ A T _ I N G / S _ I T

Ronnell BLOWS IT BIG TIME w/ L to throw away $8,650 + the Barbados PP trip — Where’d you think that’d go, lady?!?! 😡 We got a $0 prize puzzle win as a result.


BR Car of the Week: Winnebago Solis (on RAM ProMaster chassis) ($112+; it is shown on the set this time)

$100K Bonus Round: This solution’s not BEYOND MY GRASPnor Shelby’s, so we forgive her for her epic R1 blunder as she takes the $39K and our losing streak is finally over!

Shelby’s Final Total: $66K

New GT: $85,390

They talk about Winnebago Industries at the end and announced that Eddie & Joyce Hightower of AR won the Solis in last year’s giveaway. They donated their RV to charity before being announced that they had won.

ant0824’s Rating: 7.75

Adam’s Rating: 6 (terrible first half)

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C-)

My Rating: 7 (C-)

Don’t you ever scare us like that again, Mr. Gutman. No bull sadly due to yet another ugly maingame.


LMaD Quickcap: 2/28/2022

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Got most of this info from Byron Smith. Watched on cbs.com for the Big Deal results (I DO NOT recommend doing this on mobile… if you leave the page it resumes the episode from the latest point even if you have paused & rewinded it, not to mention you will have to sit through an unnecessary two minute commercial break if you accidentally slip into the next clip. Much easier on PC).

How Many Perfect Deals?: 3 2 (Caroline goes for the Big Deal)

Car Win?: Yes (Cash Board)

Zonk Victim: Rebecca, Terri

Big Deal revealed 2-3-1 (Caroline – Gives up arcade ($5,950)):
SD (#3): Tempo gym + punching bags & training lessons ($3,745)- X
MD (#2): Office incl. Macbook Air ($5,467)
BD (#1): Jeep Cherokee ($29,445)

Quickie Deals:
Kristy: Anything that goes w/ popcorn (Salt, M&M’s, butter or dental floss)($100)- HAS THREE OF THOSE THINGS
Kaylani: Has chopsticks for $500(Jonathan)- $

My Rating: 7 (C-)

ant0824’s Rating: 7

Ismael’s Rating: 7 (C-)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

Most stations did not air this episode due to a special report.

J! Quickcap: 2/28/2022

Let’s end this tough month for this show.

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Challengers closing out February
-Ellen Pratt, a strategic projects director from Boston, MA
-Joe Choo, a student from Las Vegas

Poised for a chance to grab a spot in the ToC tracker: Christine Whelchel (3-day $59,601)

Because Christine is a breast cancer survivor she ditched her wig sometime between the taping of Friday’s episode and today’s in a move to normalize cancer recovery.

Pre-FJ! Scores: Christine: $11,800/Ellen: $7K/Joe: -$1,400

Correct/Incorrect: 42/13
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 5/7

Unplayed Clues ($ left on the board): 0 ($0)

Coryat Score: a horrible $19,800
SEASON-WORST LACH TRASH: a painful $20,200 from 17 triple stumpers
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,000

Daily Double Correct Answers: 2

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1 (out of 2)


Winner: Christine ($14,001 (4-day $73,602)) (ToC DROUGHT OVER!)

My Rating: 3 (F) (no thanks to the painful Lach trash)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 5 (D-)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

Stamp of Rejection v3
I had to put a bear for the season-worst Lach trash and lowest regular-play Coryat.

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Joe completely fell apart in Double Jeopardy!.

TPiR Quickcap: 2/28/2022


First Four: Miriam O’Connor, Edwin Camacho, Tiana Warren & Charles Clark
Double Prices: Charles ($949) Doubles his Wins (GT: $13,316)

Followed By: Linda Blankenship
Any Number: Tiana ($1,849) Gets the Car Win (GT: $23,984)

Up Next: Phaedra Pardue
Check-Out: Linda ($1,700) Falls Just Short of Victory by 23 cents

SCSD #1 Winner: Linda

Coming on in: Edwin Villagarcia
Flip-Flop: Miriam ($2,000) Gets Flip-Flopped Out of the Game when she Should Had Just Flop

New Entering: Marie Massuh-Fox
Hot Seat: Edwin V. ($1,396) Gets Burned Out (GT: $1,509)

Arriving on down: Chuck Moore
Cover Up: Phaedra ($579) Causes a Skunked Second Half

First Booted on the Final Day of February: Edwin C.

SCSD #2 Winner: Phaedra (Via Spin-Off)

Showcase Winner: Phaedra by just $322 ($34,049)

My rating: 7 (Was going for a 6)

Skipps’ Rating: 6 (D+)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 6 (D+)

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Edwin C., No Luck For You

WoF Fantasy Recap: 2/26/2022

The Hawaii week on the actual show was quite dismal. Let’s see if my fantasy birthday episode about Wheel Around The World was any better…

Today’s contestants are Farah, Sarah and Faith.

Final Scores
Farah: $14K cash & cruise/Sarah: $10,200/Faith: $5K

GT: $29,200
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: None that I could remember

Scary Moments

Too many duds/penalties knocked those scores low; we were $150 above the minimum at the end of R2.

Faith left behind $17,796 cash & Collette tour of Egypt/Jordan in R3.

BR Cars: VW Golf GTI SE ($37,485); Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design ($48,115)


$250K Bonous Round: Farah won’t be collecting another $35K from a BOBA SHOP.

So yeah. Not much better, unfortunately.

My Rating: 4

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Skipps’ Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: TBA

Contestant of the Week for February 21-25, 2022

Jaskaran Singh, as the Jeopardy! National College Champion, is your Contestant of the Week. He stood out as one of the likely favorites during a very ugly Quarterfinals round, came from behind & advanced w/ the highest Semifinal score of them all, proved dominant in Game 1 of the Finals and did his part & wagered well in Game 2, and took home the $250,000 grand prize.

Honorable mentions:

-This year’s return of Dream Car Week turned out to not be a good one, that is until Melissa Parrigo safely $1-bidded her way to play the final Dream Car game… Ten Chances for the feature Dream Car of the Week… a ’22 Audi E-Tron worth a whopping $123,950. She played her cards well and WON THE AUDI AS WELL AS THE SMALLER PRIZES TO TAKE THE SEASON 50 LEAD IN WINNINGS w/ $125,616!!! But wait, we’re not done yet — She also wins $1K from the Big Wheel and goes on to the showcase after winning the bonus spin-off (after a dud spin that turned out to have worked out for her even though she just barely missed out on landing on the dollar & winning the Alfa Romeo). Now did she win her showcase? YES! But it was the smaller one because she passed on the larger one containing another car because she was already happy w/ the Audi, all rounding out for a final total of $159,040 in prizes!!!!!

-We had four Bonus Round winners on 25 Words or Less this week. Now let’s try for a PBRW.

-As of ant0824’s writing Team Norway is up to a whopping 37 medals in the Winter Olympics

-Susie has snapped the very long Big Deal drought that has spanned over the majority of this month, although her reasoning in going for the Big Deal was a selfish one (It’s so she won’t have to share w/ her grandchildren — Some grandma you are, lady. -__- But it worked out).

-We started Dream Car Week w/ our sixth Car Winners’  showcase this season, and Felicia Hunt won w/ $72,107.

-I know this isn’t exactly a fit for this post, but Amy Schneider has gotten engaged!

Sigh…… okay. Let’s try to make this quick. Every Wheel contestant this week win or lose are your Zonk Contestants of the Week on what might have been one of, if not THE WORST week of the entire series, just two weeks after our awesome Bed & Breakfast week that saw three consecutive $100K wins. It’s not just the effects of the budget, it’s also the lack of competence of most of these contestants (maybe they took in those who would normally have been rejected and save the better ones for another week when the budget has stablized). One baffling misplay after another. Painful penalty spins. Cycles of penalty spins or duds/DQs. Some of which has gone viral and some VERY NOT SAFE FOR WHEEL. And even a technical goof by the crew. The worst of it occurred on Wednesday, and Thursday wasn’t far behind. Unsurprisingly (& deservingly), we had been SKUNKED for the first time all year long (third overall this season) and netted a NEW SEASON-LOW in winnings of $148,992 (lowest for a full week since the second AG week of 2018). A week like this could crack even the most dedicated & normally optimistic of Wheel fans, especially when the theme week was directly related to a vacation he went on back last November, and that is exactly what happened to Andynwof, forcing him to take time off to recover & Nickskapower will take reign there. Well, so much for being “quick”, but the sooner we can put this Hawaiian nightmare behind us, the better. But don’t get too excited over the next few weeks or maybe even the rest of the season as the budget recovers from B&B week and other things. I don’t think I even need to list too many dishonorable mentions this week as this pretty much covered it.

Only a couple of dishonorable mentions I can mention after this:

-Brutal playing of the luxury car game Triple Play.

-Same happened for Remember When.

-Those who have lost Dream Cars and caused Car Wipeouts this week.

-More Daily Double skunks and more FJ! Triple Stumpers.

-Team USA puts together a disappointing performance yet again in the Winter Olympics only gathering a lackluster 8 gold medals and outright dismal performances in skiing, hockey & more.

Wheel of Fortune Season 39 Week 24 Stats

Let’s please never talk about this week again.

Total for this Week: $148,992 (DESERVING SEASON-LOW)

Total for the Season: $6,440,131

BR Win Record: 42-78 (.350)

BR Car Wins: 12

  • 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
  • 1 maZDa CX-30

Prize Wedge Wins: 27

Gift Tag Wins: 25

MW Wins: 4

MW was Flipped-Declined: 45-13

MW Flip was $10K-Bankrupt: 16-29

$10K MW was next to LaT: 23

$10K MW was next to $650: 22

Express was Played-Passed: 35-4

-Gone all the way: 23
-Stopped too soon: 0
-Crashes: 12

WC Usages

-Maingame: 6 (1 on $600, 1 on $900, 2 on $2,500, 2 on $3,500)

-BR: 13

5-Round Games: 9 (one went to R6 on Feb. 22)

Gooseegg Victims: 26

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

Triple Toss-Up Sweeps: 19

Red Winners: 33

Yellow Winners: 51

Blue Winners: 36

This Week’s Bankrupt Trash: $25,550

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $651,364 + 1 trip of unknown value

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

WCs Lost to BANKRUPT: Week: 2; Season: 28

MDWs Lost to BANKRUPTs: Week: 0; Season: 8

Top-Winning Totals: $126,550 (Feb. 8), $121,638 (Feb. 9), $116,700 (Feb. 7)

Bottom-Winning Totals: $12,950 (Feb. 24), $12,750 (Sept. 29), $12,590 (Feb. 23)

Season-High Week: $488,275 (Bed & Breakfast)

Season-Low Week: $148,992 (Hawaii Week)

Final Spins This Season

$1,500 FS: 35
$1,550 FS: 5
$1,600 FS: 19
$1,650 FS: 18
$1,700 FS: 17
$1,800 FS: 2
$1,850 FS: 3
$1,900 FS: 16
$6K FS: 5

Bonus Round Stats

PBRWs: 0
4-1 Weeks: 1
3-2 Weeks: 7
2-3 Weeks: 4
1-4 Weeks: 9
SKUNKINGS: 3 (Total Taping Day Washouts: 1)
MDBRs: 4
Letter Combo Wipeouts: 5 (TOTAL TRAINWRECKS: 0)

PERSON/PEOPLE: 8/22; 3-5

PLACE(S): 10/29; 3-7

THING(S): 8/117; 2-6

PHRASE: 25/80; 10-15

EVENT: 5/11; 2-3


SHOW BIZ: 2/2; 1-1

AROUND THE HOUSE: 10/20; 4-6

FOOD & DRINK: 10/12; 4-6

FUN & GAMES: 2/2; 2-0


LIVING THING(S): 13/29; 6-7

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 22/30; 3-19


$39K: 20/61

$45K: 5/10

$50K: 1/3

$100K (or $1M): 4/7

CAR: 12/39

BR Wins Despite Losing WC to BANKRUPT: 2

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

My Weekly Rating: 1 (F-)

Jeopardy Season 38 Week 24 Stats

Again, I would like to give my congratulations to Jaskaran Singh for becoming the Jeopardy! National College Champion & Amy Schneider for the engagement.

Total Winnings This Week: $101,902 (+$400K in NCC prizes) (another SEASON-LOW)

Total Season Winnings: $4,783,160

Total Combined Coryat This Week: $170,200 (+$73,600 from NCC)

Total Combined Coryat for the Season: $4,952,200

Total Lach Trash (Triple Stumpers) This Week: $60,800 from 58 (SEASON-WORST) triple stumpers (+$17,000 from 16 triple stumpers from NCC)

Total Lach Trash (Triple Stumpers) for the Season: $1,254,200 from 1,090 triple stumpers

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

-This Week: $38,600 (+$17,400 from NCC)
-Season: $1,048,000


-This Week: 234/40 (+103/17 from NCC)
-Season: 6,733/1,028

Rebounds/Rebound Attempts

-This Week: 15/16 (+7/9 from NCC)
-Season: 399/523

Unplayed Clues ($ left on board)

-This Week: 1 ($400)
-Season: 25 ($19,600)

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: $101,902 (Wk. 24)

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; Regular Play); $18,600 (Feb. 16; NCC Quarterfinals Game 12)

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: 17 (Feb. 24; Regular Play); 19 (Feb. 16; NCC Quarterfinals Game 11)

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; Regular Play); $21,200 (Feb. 16; NCC Quarterfinals Game 12)

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: 58 (Wk. 24)

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: 1 (+1 from NCC)

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

Daily Double Sweeps for the Season: 43

  • 3-for-3: 43 (Two were true clean sweeps)
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0

Perfect DD Weeks: 1

Daily Double Shutouts

-This Week: 1
-Season: 9

Unplayed Daily Double Clues (DD clues gone to waste)

-This Week: 0
-Season: 0

Final Jeopardy! Sweeps This Week: 2

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

Final Jeopardy! Sweeps for the Season: 22

  • 3-for-3: 18
  • 2-for-2: 4
  • 1-for-1: 0

FJ! Triple Stumpers

-This Week: 1
-Season: 24

FJ! Busts (Finish with $0)

-This Week: 0 (Champion Busts: 0) (from NCC)
-Season: 26 (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!: 11 (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: 2

Champions Dethroned This Week: 2

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 2
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 0

Champions Dethroned This Season: 22

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 16
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 6

Weekly Returning Champion Shutouts: 0

Player of the Week: Christine Whelchel (Regular Play); Jaskaran Singh (NCC)

Toughest Final Jeopardy! Category: American Women

My Weekly Rating: 6 (D+)

Let’s Make a Deal Season 13 Week 23 Stats

I was starting to think that the 2/1 & 2/2 episodes may have spared us from a big fat gooseegg in Big Deals for this month, but thankfully that wasn’t the case thanks to Susan going for it, albeit for a selfish reason.

Perfect Deal Stats

Total Perfect Deals This Week: 4

Total Perfect Deals for the Season: 135

Perfect Deal Trash (Traded Down for SD or MD) This Week: 1

Perfect Deal Trash (Traded Down for SD or MD) for the Season: 33

Total Weekly Perfect Deal Shutouts: 0

Car Game Stats

Total Car Wins This Week: 0

Total Car Wins for the Season: 24 (Fabulous Cars: 3)

Car Game Wipeouts This Week: 1

Car Game Wipeouts This Season: 13

Non-car Wipeouts: 4

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

Total Weekly Car Shutouts: 6

ZONK Victims

-This Week: 5
-Season: 180

Dodged ZONKs

-This Week: 4
-Season: 143

Big Deal Stats

BD Win Record: 29-79 (.268)

Big Deal Wins

-This Week: 1 (finally!)
-Season: 29

Medium Deal Wins

-This Week: 1
-Season: 36

Small Deal Wins

-This Week: 1
-Season: 43

BDs Won on Target (Revealed Second): 9/17

$30,000+ Big Deals: 3-14

Perfect Big Deal Weeks: 0

Total Big Deal Shutouts: 5

Quickie Deal Stats

Aired Quickie Deals Won This Week: 5/6 (1 partial)

Aired Quickie Deals Won This Season: 171/227 (20 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)

My Weekly Rating: 6 (D+)

This show will be back full-time for next week.

The Price is Right Season 50 Week 23 Stats

This year’s edition of Dream Car week tanked really fast…. up until Melissa’s big win for the featured Audi E-Tron.

Total This Week: $600,280 (+ snacks of unknown value)

Total for the Season: $10,273,044.12 (+ Spain trip + car washes + Butler House getaway + Key West trip + snacks of unknown values)

Pricing Games Won This Week: 12 of 30 (3 partials)

Pricing Games Won This Season: 327 of 702 (66 partials)


-This Week: 1
-Season: 15

Total Perfect PG Shows: 2

Total PG Shutouts: 0

Total Weekly Car Game Shutouts: 1

First Four Victims

-This Week: 2
-Season: 57

Perfect IUFB Bids: 30

IUFB All-Overbids: 1

SCSD Dud Spins (Big Wheel Did Not Go All the Way Around)

-This Week: 2
-Season: 50

SCSD Bonuses

-$1K: 34
-$11K: 9
-$26K: 5

Spin Offs

-This Week: 1 bonus spin-off
-Season: 21 (two were doubles; three were 3-ways (incl. one bonus); six were bonus spin-offs (incl. one 3-way))

Showcase Stats

Car Winners’ Showcase (Both car winners went to the showcase): 6

Double Showcase Wins: 3

WSDs (Over by $250 or less): 3

Bigger/Smaller Showcase Won

-This Week: 1/4
-Season: 51/64

Biggest Showcase Winners: Anthony Parthner (50th Premiere Week; Sept. 17; $87,986); Lanora Driscoll (Regular Play Week; Dec. 6; $86,730); The Ramos Estrada Family (Holiday Family Night; Dec. 22; $51,773); George Williams (First Responders; Jan. 12; $98,773); Whitney Stevens (The Talk; Jan. 19; $42,499); The Yuns (Valentine’s Day Special; Feb. 14; $84,547); Melissa Parrigo (Dream Car Week; Feb. 25; $159,040)

Lowest Showcase Winner: Allaine Benson (Jan. 25; $23,587)

Double Overs: 4

This Week’s Pricing Champion: Melissa Parrigo

My Weekly Rating: 6 (D+) (Wed. & Thurs. eps. unfortunately wrecked my overall rating)

ANNOUNCEMENT: The next TPiR At Night primetime special airing on 4/25 will have Rachel Brosnahan playing for charity.