TPiR Retro Quickcap: 3/2/2012

Since we got a brutal playing on Cash Register earlier today, here is tonight’s dishonorable mention.


First Four: Teberina Johns, Henry Elsing, Alicia Greenberg and Keith Lemeline
Lucky Seven: Keith ($500) went broke

Next up: Blanche Samspon
Easy as 1 2 3: Alicia ($1,200) literally missed an easy win (That’s not a top-end Mac, ma’am. -__-)

Next: Melinda Dann
Double Prices: Teberina ($999) earned herself a double meal in her new dining room & set & yr. of pie (GT: $6,887)

SCSD #1 Winner: Teberina (via Spin-Off)

Next calldown: Daniel Diguglielmo
Hi-Lo: Henry ($1,561; completed First Four sweep) got beaten by the corn syrup

Come on down: Alex Sanchez (female)
Gas Money: Melinda ($1,139) went bone dry on a Car Wipeout and TOTAL TRAINWRECK PLAYING (back-to-back weekly car game SKUNKINGS back then)

Last call this wk.: Charito Redwood
Plinko: Alex (by default; $750) won $10,000 from her only chip (GT: $11,279)

SCSD #2 Winner: Henry (netted $1K – $2,561)

Showcase Winner: Teberina ($41,319)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Skipps’ Rating: 5 (D-)

My Rating: 6 (D+)

When is a car win gonna come?! Stop being cheap, Mike.

Gas Money, nothing but tragedy.


WoF Quickcap: 3/31/2022

These next Californians would like a WEEKEND GETAWAY
Leslie Stawarz, a director of training for a company that provides student information systems married 42 yrs. to Wayne who enjoys going to live concerts (especially Jimmy Buffett’s) from Glendora
Stephanie Kaneoka, a dental hygienist married to Mark w/ two sons (they enjoy the outdoors) who has been to SPS before as an audience member several years ago from Torrance
Timothy “Tim” Connolly, a a man who recently got married seven months ago to Sandy in Key West (they had dinner at Margaritaville) from Venice (orig. from Brooklyn)

Final Scores: Stephanie: $9,200 cash & JAX/Tim: $12K cash & C.R. WC/Leslie: $33,350 cash & GC

GT: $54,750
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $9,100

Scary moments

-Lackluster episode until we had our second $6K FS this week (unlike Monday, this one was actually used to its potential).

-In R1, Tim calls a CRITICAL DUD of M for mistake to discard $4,650.

-Two $4K+ BANKRUPTs in R2.

-In R3, Stephanie calls a CRITICAL DUD of S to throw away $4,300 and PP trip (she just missed EXPRESS, which was probably a blessing in disguise).



$100K Bonus Round: Leslie stores photos of a POD OF GRAY WHALES in the glovebox of the INFINITI QX50 PURE worth $40,250 — Talk about turning this episode around (Could be superhero of the week)!

Leslie’s Final Total: $73,800 cash & prizes

New GT: $95K

Guys, take deep breaths.

ant0824’s Rating: 8

Adam’s Rating: 7

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C)

My Rating: 7 (C+)

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Two weeks in a row that we got a superhero and skunks will come back for revenge as possible since this BR win hurts Jackie.

J! Quickcap: 3/31/2022

Hopefully March will go out like a lamb.

Jeopardy! logo

Male challengers
-Christian Souvenir (cool last name!), a senior intelligence analyst from Brooklyn, NY
-Evan Roberts, a chemistry teacher from Louisville, KY

Looking to end the 5xC crisis: Jackie Kelly (4-day $115,100)

Pre-FJ! Scores: Jackie: $20K/Evan: $17,400/Christian: $1K (Combined: $38,400)

I really don’t know if Jackie could pull it off..

Correct/Incorrect: 50/10
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 6/7

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

Coryat Score: $33,800 (-$200 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $10,200 from 10 triple stumpers (+$800 and +1 TS vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,000 (-$200 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 3

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1

Winner: Evan ($20,400)

Well, there goes the sweep and the 5xC crisis continues. Jackie departs w/ $117,100.

My Rating: 6 (D+) (heartbreaking ending)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 6 (D+)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

TPiR Quickcap: 3/31/2022 — GRAMMYS SPECIAL


First Four: Nima Kharrazi, Evelyne Diadhiou, Jerry Clyde and Brittany Abbott
One Wrong Price: Nima ($2,816) spots the scam on the exerciser (GT: $10,744)

Next up: Leesa Carberry
Grand Game: Evelyne ($2,299) misses in Round 4 but wins $100 (GT: $2,399)

Next: Arianna Ibarra
Lucky Seven: Arianna ($1,625) runs out of luck and bucks (Why would you pick 0 at the end, girl? -__-)

SCSD #1 Winner: Nima

Next up: Christian Harris
Double Prices: Leesa ($649) gets a double whammy

Next: Tamela Mitchell
Ten Chances: Jerry ($1,800) wins polisher and computer but causes a Car Wipeout (GT: $2,630)

Last off: William Johnson
Bonus Game: Tamela ($3,030) gets a hefty Switzerland bonus (GT: $13,740)

Kicked out of the Grammys: Brittany

SCSD #2 Winner: Tamela

Dionne Warwick makes a guest appearance to present one of the showcases.

Showcase Winner: Nima ($44,250)

My Rating: 6 (thank god for 2 games won with 2 PG  winners in the showcase)

Skipps’ Rating: 6 (D+)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 6 (D+)

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

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Brittany, you’re NOT invited to the Grammys!

LMaD Quickcap: 3/31/2022

Let's Make a Deal logo

Country music singer Jimmie Allen makes a special guest appearance on this episode.

Perfect Deals: 1

Car Wins?: No (Facing another Car Skunk Tomorrow)…


Zonk Victims: Wes, Moses
Zonk Survivors: Darnell, Cynthia

Big Deal revealed by ascending door numbers and increasing values (Beverly – Forfeits her Winnings to Risk it):
SD (#1): Grilling pkg. incl. recteq RT1250 & Nick’s frozen treats
MD (#2): Home theater incl. 65″ HDTV, credenza & music system- M.O. (Also Facing a BD Shutout Tomorrow)
BD (#3): Trips to The Hills Saint John & Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel

SOLE AIRED QD w/ JIMMIE (Dana): Change ($200)- $

My Rating: 2

Skipps’ Rating: 2 (F-) (car games put a huge dent on this show & week)

Ismael’s Rating: 4 (F+)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

Zonk Contestant of the Week BearTOTAL TRAINWRECK!! (BR wipeout + $100K/$1M loss, no Jeopardy! winner, TPIR PG wipeout & LMAD game wipeout)
Cash Register Failed Big Time just like this Week

TPiR Retro Quickcap: 9/30/2005

Here is tonight’s dishonorable mention.

First Four: Beau the Beach Bum, Robert, Cassandra and Jo-Ellen
Most Expensive: Jo-Ellen (by default; $1,000) would be having an all-expenses-paid triple trip to the destinations starting w/ A (GT: $12,534)

Next: Gertrude
It’s in the Bag: Gertrude ($1,797) ripped the bag by losing everything over some worthless dog food (I don’t mean to hurt the feelings of our furry friends out there… 😔)

Next: Johanna
Spelling Bee: Robert ($1,307) got an F in spelling (GT: $1,395)

SCSD #1 Winner: Gertrude

Next up: Marco (Sailor in the NAVY)
Double Prices: Beau ($800) was about to get double the entertainment on his new SONY 36″ Stereo TV and Encore entertainment center (GT: $7,638)

Come on down: Damien
Danger Price: Marco ($770) became endangered to a loss

Last call of the month: Deborah
That’s Too Much: Damien ($2,310) had insufficient funds to prevent a Car Wipeout

Off to the FFBC: Cassandra

SCSD #2 Winner: Damien

Showcase Winner: Damien ($19,934)

I would’ve bid way more than Gertrude did on her showcase, especially w/ the boat.

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Skipps’ Rating: 2 (F-) (all downhill after the first game)

My Rating: 1 (F-)

Stamp of Rejection v3

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Nothing else left for you, Cassandra.

J! Retro Quickcap: Unaired 1964 Pilot

Challengers introduced by their prefixes
-Mrs. Dolores Green, a housewife from Upper Saddle River, NJ
-Mr. Jesse Bigelow, an artist from Meriden, CT

Mock-up returning champion: Mrs. Grace Miller (“1-day $300”) (Her pretend previous-day score was mentioned by Art at the revealing of the J! Round categories (shown after what would be the first commercial break after interviews) rather than during opening contestant introductions like in modern episodes)

J! Round clue values ranged from $10 to $50 while the DJ! Round went for $20 through $100.

Pre-FJ! Scores: Grace: $800/Jesse: $250/Dolores: $520 (Combined: $1,570)

Correct/Incorrect: 39/7
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 0/1

Unplayed Clues ($ left on the board): 9 ($290)

Coryat Score: $1,490
Lach Trash: $740 from 13 triple stumpers
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $320

Daily Double Correct Answers: 2

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 0 (Correct: Where Did Doctor Dracula Prowl?)

BUSTED OUT: Jesse (He received a Color TV set as consolation)

Winner: Grace ($500)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Adam’s Rating: TBA

Skipps’ Rating: 5 (D-)

My Rating: 5 (D-)

WoF Quickcap: 3/30/2022

Midweek SoCal residents (in or surrounding L.A.)
Chris Davidson, a business banker married to Jenny w/ two kids (his wife’s best friend won big on the show plus a trip to Belize) from Studio City
Carol Majewski, a workflow director for a direct marketing agency married 26 yrs. to David w/ two kids who started a book club at her workplace 5 yrs. ago from Woodland Hills
Shannon Moore, acostume supervisor married 10 yrs. w/ 4 sons who’s done nine marathons so far from Simi Valley

Final Scores: Shannon: $5,550/Chris: $13,900 cash & GC/Carol: $12,363 cash & P.R.

GT: $31,813
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $6,800

Scary moments (brace yourselves…)

-In R1, Carol calls a CRITICAL DUD of H to squander $4,450 (she didn’t sound confident).

-We got an incorrect letter on the mystery wedge and incorrect letter on the million dollar wedge back-to-back.

-We got a $0 prize puzzle win due to not one, BUT TWO EXPRESS crashes. The second of them…

_ R O _ E N

Shannon lost $2,500 off of D (FRODEN, lady?! -__-), and if that wasn’t bad enough, Chris is DQed after for adding “a” in front of the answer (we heard a man in the audience groan at that mistake and this contestant tried to correct himself, but wasn’t allowed to do so).

Chris was denied the Triple-TU sweep because he got the prepostion on the last one wrong.

-I guess you could include the entire episode for this.


$100K Bonus Round: Now wasn’t a good time for Chris to BROWSE AROUND for this solution using the CAMP strategy, and for the second week in a row someone has lost $50K (fourth such loss this season).

Looks like the 2/23 Hawaiian episode (& possibly that whole week) has some competition now… -___-

My Rating: 1 (F-) (I could’ve given a higher score due to Chris winning on his own merits, but $50K loss negated it)

ant0824’s Rating: 1 (Could Change to a Zero)

Ismael’s Rating: 1 (F-)

Adam’s Rating: 3 (again, season’s low standards)

Huge tank-fest happening. -___-

J! Quickcap: 3/30/2022

Happy JeoparDAY! The show first debuted 58 years ago today!

Jeopardy! logo

JeoparDAY challengers
-Joey Lavarias, a bassoonist & graduate student from Greensboro, NC
-Candace Orsetti, a writer & editor from Annapolis, MD

She could make a case for the ToC: Jackie Kelly (3-day $91,101)

Pre-FJ! Scores: Jackie: $23K (LOCK)/Joey: $11K/Candace: $4K (Combined: $38K)

Correct/Incorrect: 48/9
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 2/3

Unplayed Clues ($ left on the board): 2 ($400)

Coryat Score: $34,000 (+$4,600 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $9,400 from 9 triple stumpers (-$9,000 and -6 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200 (+$4,800 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 2

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1


Winner: Jackie ($23,999 (4-day $115,100))

My Rating: 7 (C-) (it was a tough call)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 7 (C-)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

TPiR Quickcap: 3/30/2022


First Four: Zachary Brazeal, Janice Kelly-Baker, Michael Wood & Kelsey Beeman
Any Number: Kelsey ($1,300) Wins Vacuums (GT: $1,809)

Entering the Contestant Row: Yasmine Avrahami
Secret X: Zachary ($2,641) Fails to make 3 in a row (GT: $2,711)

Time for: Eric Muhammad
Shopping Spree: Janice ($1,749) Completes her Shopping  (GT: $11,221)

SCSD #1 Winner: Janice

Come on Down: Laura Zarafili
Side by Side: Eric ($775) Falls on the Losing Side

Bring on the: Elizabeth Sananiego
Time is Money: Elizabeth ($1,901) Ran out of Time, Luck and Money

Final Call: Jason Gordon
That’s Too Much: Yasmine ($1,000) Goes too Much to a Win (GT: $28,525)

Off to the FFBC: Michael

SCSD #2 Winner: Eric

Showcase Winner: Eric ($36,346)

My rating: 7

Ismael’s Rating: 6 (D+)

Skipps’ Rating: 6 (D+) (nothing to write home about)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

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

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Michael, This wasn’t meant to be your day