Contestant of the Week for July 4-8, 2022

Cathy Adams is your Contestant of the Week, kicking off the 4th season of Press Your Luck winning $328,399 cash & prizes (including an RV).

Honorable mentions:

-Friday’s Jeopardy! challengers Leigh Jahnig and Robert Won had a tight match going between them, with Robert going into FJ! w/ $23,700 and Leigh w/ exactly $16K and no incorrect responses between them. They both came up w/ the correct FJ! response and Robert emerged as the winner BY $1 over Leigh w/ a score of $32,001 while outgoing champion Brian Ahern busted out w/ the sole incorrect FJ! response (his fourth overall incorrect response in the entire episode, in fact) even though he had virtually no chance of winning anyway.

-All four BDs were won this week although it does not count (yet) as a PBDW due to the finale intended for 7/12 being included in this series of episodes for the final stats (hence we pushed it off until after that episode airs).

-The Daily Double sweep drought was finally snapped after two weeks in Jimmy McGuire’s last episode as a member of the Clue Crew and this even occurred twice in a row to close out the week.

-Yungsheng Wang accumulated $84,202 in a 3-day run but fell short of possibly grabbing a ToC spot (he also ended the Monday winning streak for returning champions). And on a personal note, Long Islander Alicia O’Hare from Long Beach gave him a run for it in the midweek episode coming into FJ! exactly $1K behind him although she was far out-wagered in a triple-get FJ!.

-Even though he wasn’t the showcase winner in this year’s TPiR 4th of July military special, Nathaniel Novak, a pediatric nurse in the Navy, tee’d off from Hole in One and was the top winner w/ $42,630 in prizes including the car.

Jake Marvin from Tuesday’s Jeopardy! episode is your Zonk Contestant of the Week for multiple reasons. This is where things started going wrong w/ this clue… “This word means lateness in loan payments & can lead to another “de” word, default”. Correct response… “What is delinquency?”, but Jake was DQ’d for using the wrong form of that word (delinquent). Even more infamously (and he went viral for this), after landing the first Daily Double… “Your standard phonograph record until the 1950s, or the age Diana Ross turned in 2022.” Remember the incident relating to Diana Ross’s age back in March that caused an uproar on social media? Well, IT HAPPENED AGAIN when he incorrectly guessed her age to be 90 when it’s actually 78. And to make matters worse, here is the clue for Final about national historic sites… “Less than 100 yards north of the J. Edgar Hoover Building is this notorious location”. Jake TOTALLY FORGETS THE CATEGORY and comes up w/ “What is Watergate?” which is a scandal and not a location (maybe he was thinking of the Watergate complex or Watergate office building), zeroing out and cementing his dishonor as among the season’s WORST CONTESTANTS.

Dishonorable mentions:

-For the first time since 2013, the TPiR 4th of July special showcase was won by a loser.

-Dakota thought 3 of the at-homies on the wall behind him were wearing hats/crowns for $400, but was two short which resulted in our 4th aired QD SKUNKING this season due to it being the sole quickie of this episode.

-Find the Aces (first time it was played since 2019) and Timeline ended in heartbreaking bailouts and we had YET ANOTHER TOTAL TRAINWRECK PLAYING of Accelerator.

-Only a measly three out of eight rebound attempts were successful on Thursday’s J! episode.

-Jordon Friend WHAMMIED OUT of the second round of the 4th S.P. of PYL after four of five of his spins (incl. two in a row and then another three in a row after a $2K spin) were Whammies.


Jeopardy! Season 38 Week 43 Stats

Down to three (one for Mayim Bialik)…

Total Winnings This Week: $158,003

Total Season Winnings: $7,003,470

Total Combined Coryat This Week: $185,200

Total Combined Coryat for the Season: $8,102,800

Total Lach Trash (Triple Stumpers) This Week: $45,200 from 39 triple stumpers

Total Lach Trash (Triple Stumpers) for the Season: $2,368,400 from 2,051 triple stumpers

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

-This Week: $39,600
-Season: $1,859,000


-This Week: 256/41
-Season: 11,298/1,843

Rebounds/Rebound Attempts

-This Week: 16/22
-Season: 689/922

Unplayed Clues ($ left on board)

-This Week: 0 ($0)
-Season: 82 ($74,200)

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: $76,103 (Wk. 41)

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: $78,800 (Wk. 35)

Lowest Weekly Triple Stumpers: 20 (Wk. 1)
Highest Weekly Triple Stumpers: 68 (Wk. 35)

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: Megan Wachspress (Jun. 20; $401)

Lowest Departure-Score: Dave Bzdak ($2,000 + $1K 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: 67

  • 3-for-3: 67 (Two were true clean sweeps)
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0

Perfect DD Weeks: 1

Daily Double Shutouts

-This Week: 0
-Season: 14

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: 32

  • 3-for-3: 26
  • 2-for-2: 5
  • 1-for-1: 1

FJ! Triple Stumpers

-This Week: 0
-Season: 45

FJ! Busts (Finish with $0)

-This Week: 3 (Champion Busts: 1)
-Season: 49 (Champion Busts: 4)

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

Total Washouts (0-for-X each for DDs & FJ): 2

Gooseegg Victims Before FJ!: 20 (Champion Gooseeggs: 1)

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

5+-day Champions (Longest Winning Streaks): 8 (40 days (2nd All-Time); Amy Schneider)

Times Champion Swept a Week: 20

Tiebreakers: 2

Champions Dethroned This Week: 3

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

Champions Dethroned This Season: 52

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 32
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 20

Weekly Returning Champion Shutouts: 1

Player of the Week: Yungsheng Weng

Toughest Final Jeopardy! Category: Inconclusive

My Weekly Rating: 7 (C-)

J! Quickcap: 7/8/2022

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Today’s challengers
-Leigh Jahnig, an attorney from Chicago
-Robert Won, a math professor from Washington, D.C.

Returning champion: Brian Ahern (1-day $26,800)

Pre-FJ! Scores: Robert: $23,700/Leigh: $16K/Brian: $6,200 (Combined: $45,900)

Correct/Incorrect: 54/3 (all incorrect responses were from Brian)
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 2/2 (one each for challengers)

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

Coryat Score: $42,800 (+$10,400 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $8,600 from 6 triple stumpers (-$3,000 and 1/2 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,600 (-$7,400 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 3

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1 2

BUSTED OUT: Brian (departs w/ $27,800)

Winner: Robert BY $1 OVER LEIGH ($32,001)

My Rating: 9 (A) (best pair of challengers we’ve had in a LONG TIME, but there can only be one..)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 8 (B-)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

Stamp of Approval v2


Here is the originally intended 13th S.F. that was originally set to air on 7/1.

Normally, this would be a PBDW alert (would’ve been had everything aired when originally intended), but that would have to wait since we are including the actual S.F. (was scheduled for 7/12 (originally 6/15) but may be pushed back for the capitol hearing) into this week’s batch of episodes in the final stats.

Final Fabulous Car of the Season: Ford Mustang GT Fastback ($40,420)

How Many Perfect Deals? 2

Car Win?: No…



Thank goodness for the win in Four Keys yesterday, because this has been a BRUTAL week of car games, otherwise.

Zonk Victims: Mason, Abel

Big Deal revealed 3-1-2 (Dorian – Gives up LG ThinQ W/D + SIJO bedding):
SD (#1): $2100
MD (#3): Almost Heaven Sauna + Clean Skin Club products
BD (#2): Trip to Atlantis Paradise Island + $12K- DOUBLE REDEMPTION & NOW WE WILL HAVE A PBDW ALERT

Sole Aired QD (Grant): Video game controller ($400)- $

Sometime next week, whether or not it would be the 12th, will be the moment of truth…

My Rating: 6 (D+) (they really need to retire Accelerator)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 6 (D+)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

And here’s Accelerator terrorizing us once again…