Contestant of the Week for April 25-29, 2022

Once again, Mattea Roach is Contestant of the Week (& Month) surviving three scares this week (incl. the decision to wager $1 in a lock-tie paying off by getting the FJ! correct in which a tiebreaker would’ve occurred had she wagered nothing) and continuing her run into next week continuing to climb up ranks w/ a shot to reach $500K. She’s also the show’s youngest ultra-champion at 23.

Honorable mentions:

-Kenyata won a white Hyundai Kona off the big deal while it was REVEALED SECOND.

-Marketa Hardwick was dominant on Wednesday’s WoF episode capitalizing on her opponent’s misfortunes and solidifying a perfect Wednesday BR record for the month of April.

-Although he made a bid that we weren’t so sure about in the showcase of Monday’s TPiR primetime episode (but thankfully he came here to explain it) 7-time game show veteran Hans von Walter won the bigger showcase for a total of $65,270 cash & prizes redeeming from his Money Game loss.

-On a more personal note, the NY Giants’ 1st round picks, Oregon edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux at No. 5 and Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal at No. 7, were the best they have made in years. Too bad they flopped on their 2nd & 3rd round picks.

-Eleda Matorin on Tuesday’s 5-for-6 TPiR episode came within three dollars of getting a double showcase win.

Robyn Brewer from Wheel of Fortune is this week’s Zonk Contestant of the Week. Okay first off, I feel really bad for her on her PAINFUL BANKRUPT NEAR TD TO THROW AWAY OVER $18,400 IN CASH, OUTDOOR PRODUCTS AND ALASKA CRUISE, but her trajectory the rest of the way from there was just ridiculous — In R2 for the ON YOUR FEET crossword, she FAILS BIG TIME w/ F to let $12,500 and WC go to waste — “FOOT ON YOUR FEET” when that’s already the clue, girl?! -__- And then, here’s her next attempt at redemption in R3…

_ E A _ T _ _ _ _
N A T _ R A _
S _ R R O _ N _ _ N _ S

She FLUBS AGAIN w/ M leaving $5,400 and PP trip sitting there — Where did you think that was going?! 😡 And then we have this during S-U…

A / _ E S T
_ O _ / L _ _ E

She just misses w/ NEST FOR LIFE — Yeah, if only we were birds. Take away her two tossup solves I would have given her a DESERVING $1K GOOSEEGG award. I hate to say this, and I hope she doesn’t take this the wrong way, but her search for a hubby just got a little bit harder after that performance. -__-

Dishonorable mentions:

-NBC News got themselves in boiling water for labelling Mattea as “lesbian tutor”.

-We unfortunately had a car game wipeout in the TPiR primetime special. Normally, I wouldn’t have put this in the list of dishonorable mentions, but this happening in an episode of this magnitude didn’t help much.

-Melanie Silvernail really disappointed me on Thursday’s TPiR episode by losing at Five Price Tags despite having three picks.

-Melanie’s Thursday TPiR episode, along w/ the Friday episode, tanked this week quite a bit as both shows opened w/ a skunked first half, the former of which avoided a SKUNKING on the last PG and the latter had TWO TOTAL TRAINWRECKS in Master Key and Danger Price (that episode also avoided a skunking on the 5th PG and $17,704 was on on Time is Money).

-Friday’s WoF episode started out decent but then started falling apart in the second half, all of which started w/ a handful of penalties in R3, and then this happened during the Triple-TUs…

_ E A C _ / _ _ T

Marlon Buoyer, BEACH HAT is WAYW?. That was almost a TRIPLE STUMPER there. And then, let’s skip to #3…

_ _ _ _ _ / _ _ T

There’s no such thing as an APPLE PIT, Roger Bales. -__- Marlon also comes up w/ BRAD PITwhich doesn’t even fit correctly between the space nor does it fit the category, and he knows is wrong. We also had plenty of extra time in R4, yet it was wasted away by too many penalties. Most notably…

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

Marlon flubs w/ REVISE IS WISE. — That makes NO sense whatsoever, sir. -__- And then, after the S-U bell has rung, Danielle Heiser calls the L…

R E _ _ S E
T _ / L _ S E

She STILL doesn’t solve for $4,400. A BUNCH OF KIDS (& kids at heart) will taunt Danielle for that and her blowing the easy $39K BR solve.


Wheel of Fortune Season 39 Week 33 Stats

Total for this Week: $239,635

Total for the Season: $8,860,824

BR Win Record: 61-104 (.370)

BR Car Wins: 19

  • 2 maZDa CX-5 Grand Tourings
  • 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 SEL R-Line
  • 1 maZDa CX-30
  • 1 Nissan Rogue SV AWD
  • 2 MINI Cooper S Countryman AWDs
  • 1 maZDa CX-5 2.5S Premium Plus
  • 2 Volkswagen Tiguan SEs

Prize Wedge Wins: 35

Gift Tag Wins: 41

MW Wins: 6

MW was Flipped-Declined: 57-19

MW Flip was $10KBANKRUPT: 24-33

$10K MW was next to LaT: 29

$10K MW was next to $650: 28

EXPRESS was Played-Passed: 46-5

Gone All The Way: 27
Stopped Too Soon: 0
Crashes: 19

WC Usages

-Maingame: 6 (one on $600, one on $900, two on $2,500, two on $3,500; on December 13, Pat forgot to acknowledge this after Paymon Ghazanfarpour landed on the $3,500 space)
-BR: 18

5-Round Games: 13 (one went to R6 on Feb. 22)

Gooseegg Victims: 33

Toss-Up Triple Stumpers: 3 (on January 17, March 11, and March 16)

Triple Toss-Up Sweeps: 25

Red Winners: 47

Yellow Winners: 66

Blue Winners: 52

This Week’s BANKRUPT Trash: $40,050

Total Bankrupt Trash for the Season: $890,368 (incl. one trip of unknown value)

Biggest known BANKRUPT: $18,900 (April 26)

WCs Lost to BANKRUPT: Week: 1; Season: 36

MDWs Lost to BANKRUPT: Week: 1; Season: 13

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)

Final Spins This Season

$1,500 FS: 50
$1,550 FS: 6
$1,600 FS: 28
$1,650 FS: 21
$1,700 FS: 26
$1,800 FS: 3
$1,850 FS: 3
$1,900 FS: 17
$6K FS: 11

Bonus Round Stats

PBRWs: 1
4-1 Weeks: 1
3-2 Weeks: 8
2-3 Weeks: 9
1-4 Weeks: 10
MDBRs: 5
Letter Combo Wipeouts: 8 (TOTAL TRAINWRECKS: 0)

PERSON/PEOPLE: 10/28; 4-6

PLACE(S): 11/45; 3-8

THING(S): 11/160; 2-9

PHRASE: 37/109; 17-20

EVENT: 8/19; 2-6

OCCUPATION: 1/1; 1-0

SHOW BIZ: 2/2; 1-1

AROUND THE HOUSE: 10/20; 4-6

FOOD & DRINK: 16/20; 7-9

FUN & GAMES: 4/4; 4-0

IN THE KITCHEN: 1/3; 1-0

LIVING THING(S): 16/35; 7-9

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 30/39; 5-25


$39K: 27/85

$45K: 9/15

$50K: 2/6

$100K (or $1M): 4/9

CAR: 19/50

BR Wins Despite Losing WC to BANKRUPT: 2

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

My Weekly Rating: 5 (D-)

Jeopardy Season 38 Week 33 Stats

Mattea’s been really playing on the edge this week. If she keeps having these close calls it won’t be so far-fetched to say her run may end sooner rather than later. She will need to keep the competition at bay if she hopes to reach the half-million mark next week.

Total Winnings This Week: $155,103

Total Season Winnings: $5,907,348

Total Combined Coryat This Week: $180,800

Total Combined Coryat for the Season: $6,436,400

Total Lach Trash (Triple Stumpers) This Week: $56,600 from 45 triple stumpers

Total Lach Trash (Triple Stumpers) for the Season: $1,782,400 from 1,535 triple stumpers

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

-This Week: $31,000
-Season: $1,434,200


-This Week: 250/32
-Season: 8,897/1,419

Rebounds/Rebound Attempts

-This Week: 19/21
-Season: 543/724

Unplayed Clues ($ left on board)

-This Week: 0 ($0)
-Season: 64 ($51,400)

Most Unplayed Clues
-Day: 6 (Mar. 9)
-Week: 16 (Wk. 26)

Most $ left on board from Unplayed Clues
-Day: $7,200 (Apr. 11)
-Week: $9,200 (Wk. 31)

Best Weekly Winnings: $278,800 (Wk. 3)
Worst Weekly Winnings: $82,100 (Wk. 26)

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: $15,400 (Mar. 11)

Best Weekly Coryat: $222,200 (Wk. 1)
Worst Weekly Coryat: $129,200 (Wk. 26)

Lowest One-Day Lach Trash: $400 (Jan. 6)
Biggest One-Day Lach Trash: $22,600 (Mar. 11)

Least Maingame Triple Stumpers for One Day: 1 (Jan. 6)
Most Maingame Triple Stumpers for One Day: 19 (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: $18,200 (Mar. 7; Regular Play); $21,200 (Feb. 16; NCC Quarterfinals Game 12)

Lowest Weekly Lach Trash: $19,400 (Wk. 1)
Highest Weekly Lach Trash: $78,000 (Wk. 26)

Lowest Weekly Triple Stumpers: 20 (Wk. 1)
Highest Weekly Triple Stumpers: 61 (Wk. 26)

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: $57,400 (Wk. 26)

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

$50,000+ Wins: 20 (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: Maureen O’Neil (Mar. 7; $2,200)

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

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

Daily Double Sweeps This Week: 2

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

Daily Double Sweeps for the Season: 54

  • 3-for-3: 54 (Two were true clean sweeps)
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0

Perfect DD Weeks: 1

Daily Double Shutouts

-This Week: 0
-Season: 11

Unplayed Daily Double Clues (DD clues gone to waste)

-This Week: 0
-Season: 0

Final Jeopardy! Sweeps This Week0

  • 3-for-3: 0 (I think we’re in for a very long drought…)
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0

Final Jeopardy! Sweeps for the Season: 29

  • 3-for-3: 24
  • 2-for-2: 4
  • 1-for-1: 1

FJ! Triple Stumpers

-This Week: 0
-Season: 31

FJ! Busts (Finish with $0)

-This Week: 0 (Champion Busts: 0)
-Season: 37 (Champion Busts: 3)

Aced Games (Must be 3-for-3 each for DDs & FJ): 4

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

Gooseegg Victims Before FJ!: 17 (Champion Gooseeggs: 1)

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

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

Times Champion Swept a Week: 16

Tiebreakers: 2

Champions Dethroned This Week: 0

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

Champions Dethroned This Season: 37

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 25
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 12

Weekly Returning Champion Shutouts: 1

Player of the Week: Mattea Roach keeps on moving up!

Toughest Final Jeopardy! Category: Books of the 1970s; Musical Inspirations

My Weekly Rating: 7 (C+)

The Price is Right Season 50 Week 32 Stats

Total This Week: $544,781.72 (incl. celeb charity)

Total for the Season: $13,907,535.99 (+ Spain trip + car washes + Butler House getaway + Key West trip + snacks of unknown values)

Pricing Games Won This Week: 15 of 36 (2 partials)

Pricing Games Won This Season: 449 of 966 (90 partials)


-This Week: 2
-Season: 25

Total Perfect PG Shows: 2

Total PG Shutouts: 0

Total Weekly Car Game Shutouts: 1

First Four Victims

-This Week: 3
-Season: 79

Perfect IUFB Bids: 35

IUFB All-Overbids: 3

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

-This Week: 6
-Season: 63

SCSD Bonuses

-$1K: 46
-$11K: 12
-$26K: 5

Spin Offs

-This Week: 2
-Season: 28 (three were doubles; three were 3-ways (incl. one bonus); six were bonus spin-offs (incl. one 3-way))

SCSD Wipeouts (Spun 5 then 100): 1

Showcase Stats

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

Double Showcase Wins: 3

WSDs (Over by $250 or less): 6

Bigger/Smaller Showcase Won

-This Week: 2/4
-Season: 69/88

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); Hoa Mary Tran (Baby Shower Special; Apr. 4; $48,795); Kayden & Ashlyn Roxas (Siblings Day Special; Apr. 18 (should’ve been the 8th); $39,164); Hans von Walter (Rachel Brosnahan charity; Apr. 25; $65,270); Melissa Parrigo (Dream Car Week; Feb. 25; $159,040)

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

Double Overs: 6

This Week’s Pricing Champion: Eleda Matorin (Daytime); Hans Von Walter (Primetime)

My Weekly Rating: 5 (D) (took a nosedive towards the end; primetime wasn’t much to write about)

25 Words or Less Season 3 Week 31 Stats

Approx. Total in Cash & Prizes for this Week (not incl. Superfan prizes): $23K

Approx. Total in Cash & Prizes for the Season (not incl. Superfan prizes): $613K

BR Win Record: 51-103 (.331)

Bonus Round Stats

PBRWs: 0
4-1 Weeks: 2
3-2 Weeks: 7
2-3 Weeks: 5
1-4 Weeks: 12
SKUNKINGS: 5 (Wk. 3, Wk. 9, Wk. 13, Wk. 14, Wk. 20)

My Weekly Rating: 7 (C+) (would’ve been higher if Thursday went better)

TPiR Retro Quickcap: 10/24/2019

This was the last time that someone loses Five Price Tags despite getting 3 picks, two days before this site was created, so I guess this can qualify as retro.

First Four: Eva Nalou, Timothy Snowbarger, David Tababa and Daphne Harvey
Squeeze Play: Eva ($1,249) got squeezed home with nothing

Arriving on down: Charveda Cantley
Temptation: David ($1,780) takes prizes (GT: $7,124)

Next player: Tammy Hanno
Now or Then (Jan ’10): Tammy ($813) travelled back to the future to win (GT: $7,161)

SCSD #1 Winner: Tammy

New calldown: Brent Murray
Double Cross: Daphne ($600) got double crossed off from the prizes

Next: Carianna Keniston
Five Price Tags: Carianna ($958) blew all three of her picks resulting in a Car Wipeout

Last up: Kristie Kirby
Coming or Going: Brent ($1,400) was going… to the sunny Playa del Carmen, Mexico! (GT: $7,478)

Gone to the FFBC: Timothy

SCSD #2 Winner: Carianna (via Spin-Off)

Showcase Winner: Carianna ($22,969)

ant0824’s Rating: 2

Skipps’ Rating: 2 (F-)

My Rating: 2 (F-)

Stamp of Rejection v1

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Bye-bye, Timothy.

WoF Quickcap: 4/29/2022

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Last two-man trio of the week
Danielle Heiser, an ER nurse engaged to Kyle (they’ve been dating for 6 yrs. now) from San Diego
Marlon Buie, a courier & police officer for almost three decades (who also worked in the mayor’s office under four different mayors) married to Sharon for two decades from Kansas City, MO (CC misspelled his last name as Buoyer)
Roger Bales, a married man to Sarah w/ a 14 yr. old daughter from Lincoln, CA

Final Scores: Danielle: $23,950 cash & P.R./Marlon: $3,700/Roger: $8,350 cash & GC

GT: $36K
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $3,100 + WC

Scary moments

Marlon needed ONE MORE BITE to avoid being BANKRUPTED and to pick up the MDW in R1.

-Handful of penalties in R3.

-The Triple-TUs was where this episode really started falling apart…

_ E A C _ / _ _ T

Marlon, BEACH HAT is WAYW?. That was almost a TRIPLE STUMPER there. And then, let’s skip to #3…

_ _ _ _ _ / _ _ T

There’s no such thing as an APPLE PIT, Roger. -__- Marlon also comes up w/ BRAD PITwhich doesn’t fit correctly between the space and he knows is wrong.

-We had plenty of extra time in R4, yet it was wasted away by too many penalties. Most notably…

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

Marlon flubs w/ REVISE IS WISE. — That makes NO sense whatsoever, sir. -__- And then, after the S-U bell has rung, Danielle calls the L…

R E _ _ S E
T _ / L _ S E

She STILL doesn’t solve for $4,400.


$100K Bonus Round: A BUNCH OF KIDS (& kids at heart) will taunt Danielle for blowing this easy $39K solve.

ant0824’s Rating: 5.5

Adam’s Rating: 6

Skipps’ Rating: 4 (F+) (orig. a 3 (F)) (fell apart in the 2nd half & bad loss)

My Rating: 4 (F+)

Unfortunately, that is our thirty-sixth car shutout of the season.


J! Quickcap: 4/29/2022

This, along w/ Wheel, will be preempted on my station for coverage on Round 2 of the NFL Draft, so as always I would like to thank Andy Saunders (@andythequizzer and @_thejeopardyfan on Twitter) for backing me up here.

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Tri-State challengers
-Terri Huggins, an associate director of admissions from New York, NY
-Julian Glander, an animator from Pittsburgh, PA

In the running for a Mighty Nineteen: Mattea Roach (18-day $438,183)

Pre-FJ! Scores: Mattea: $17K/Julian: $11K/Terri: $800 (Combined: $28,800)

Correct/Incorrect: 49/7
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 3/3

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

Coryat Score: $34,000 (-$3,800 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $9,400 from 8 triple stumpers (-$3,200 and -1 TS vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000 (+$5,400 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double and Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1 each

Winner: Mattea ($22,001 (19-day $460,184))

Mattea makes it out of another close call and moves to 14th in all-time winnings (one spot behind Austin Rogers) and passes Matt Jackson for 9th in all-time correct responses!

My Rating: 5 (D)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 5 (D)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

ACED! (Label of perfection)

25 Words Quickcap: 4/29/2022


🎉Champion Sweep Alert🎉

Challengers playing w/ Amber Stevens: Ralonda & Nabila (fitness friends)
Current champions playing w/ Sara Rue: Erica & Courtney (5-day $27K+ cash & prizes)

Turn #1 Answers: WASP, BRIDESMAID, ADAM, DECK & FORT; Bid: 14 to Amber — Amber makes it after coming back to DECK
Turn #2 Answers (Ralonda v. Erica): PENNY, FAIR, EMERALD, LLAMA & ALARM; Bid: 15 to Erica — Erica gets through FLAWLESSLY

Superfan of the Day: Lynette (WDCA)
If the team wins $10K, Lynette will win $1K. If not, Lynette receives Chicago Steak Co.

Turn #3 Answers: DAY, JOGGER, BLACKJACK, PINCH & HOLE; Bid: 14 to Courtney — Courtney CLEARS the board (Challengers: 250; Champs: 500)

Round 2: Green Answers (Easy 250) – Yellow Answers (Medium 500) or Red Answers (Most Difficult 1000)

Challengers: Challengers run the board (250 + 4000 = 4250)
Champs: Champs TIME OUT on SEAWEED so they’ve failed to sweep the week

Erica & Courtney depart w/ $27K+ cash & prizes + Tommy Bahama.

Money Round for the new champs: Ralonda misses two and gets 8 of the 10 words for Agua Caliente.

My Rating: 7 (C-) (great show up until the latter half)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

TPiR Quickcap: 4/29/2022


First Four: Wenonah Washington, Miska Kajanus, Niabi Goyette and Megan Bottoms
Master Key: Miska ($1,100) gets locked out into a TOTAL TRAINWRECK via DOUBLE OVERBID

Next on down: Rex Chou
Range Game: Megan ($1,976) fails to make a deal for Morocco and misses it by $38

Next up: Jennifer Lass
Danger Price: Rex ($630) falls in peril to ANOTHER TOTAL TRAINWRECK and skunked first half (and an automatic bear)

Boy oh boy I have ZERO confidence in how the rest of this episode will fare… -___-

SCSD #1 Winner: Megan (by default)

Next up: Conrad Barker
Dice Game: Jennifer ($1,605) rolls in a Car Wipeout and of course it had to be a 1 in the ten’s digit… SMH

Next calldown: Rita Morales
Side by Side: Niabi ($793) finally goes side-by-side to spare us from a potential skunking (GT: $9,155)

Gimme one more: Mary Matthew-Daggsett
Time is Money: Rita ($2,195) wins $17,704 (GT: $19,899)

Prizes on Master Key gone to waste: $1,500 Gift Card from H&M, $3,000 Gift Card from Cozy Earth and a Kia K5

Last call to the FFBC: Wenonah

SCSD #2 Winner: Rita (nets $1K — $20,899)

Showcase Winner: Megan ($26,251)

That was close.

My Rating: 3 (F) (could’ve been much worse if it hadn’t been for the last two PGs)

ant0824’s Rating: 3

Ismael’s Rating: 3 (F)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

Stamp of Rejection v3
The first half netted an automatic bear.

The Master Key was swallowed, and we paid the Danger Price for it. As for the former, Bob Barker will say we will never know what the Master Key was.

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
No more chances for Wenonah.