J! Retro Quickcap: 7/18/2018

This midweek episode of the penultimate week of the 34th season AIN’T gonna be pretty… -__-

Today’s challengers
-Caitlion O’Neill, a vegan cheesemaker from New Orleans, LA
-Kyle Adams, a communications manager from Monument, CO

Embracing every moment of his second chance: Ryan Fenster (5-day $113,798 (excl. $1K consolation))

For those not familiar w/ him, Ryan Fenster previously went on a 4-day $90,198 run on the show from January 28th to Feburary 2nd earlier in the year. He was then invited back to the show after a technical ruling from judges on a clue that was deemed incorrect due to incorrect wording. Read more about it HERE.

Correct/Incorrect: 44/12
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 4/5

Unplayed Clues ($ left on the board): 2 ($1,400)

Coryat Score: a modest $32,000 (-$2,000 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $10,800 from 11 triple stumpers (+$2,200 and +4 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800 (-$400 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: (DDS #17)

And that was our 17th and final DD SKUNKING this season. Also, that is the lowest-recorded DD Efficiency score (-291) for regular-play in Andy Saunder’s data table to date (since 10/4/2004). See it HERE.


Pre-FJ! Scores: Kyle: $10,600/Ryan: $6,800/Caitlion: $5,600 (Combined: a pathetic $23K)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1

Winner: Ryan ($13,599 (6-day $127,697 (excl. $1K consolation)))

Don’t worry, ladies and gentlemen — Because we would rebound the next day w/ A CLEAN SWEEP (You can see on an old recap of that episode written on Gomez Reviews HERE).

Ryan’s second run would last until the 20th where he departed w/ $130,397 (incl. both the $1K from the first time and $2K from the second time). He would not advance past the quarterfinals of the 2019 Tournament of Champions and took home the $5K elimination prize.

deepscan’s Rating: 2 out of 10 (Losing show)

Skipps’ Rating: 3 (F)

My Rating: 2 (F-)

Thanks to Ryan’s mistake, Trebek has stumped the panels on all of our DDs.


TPiR Retro Quickcap: 4/12/2018

First Four: Rafael Munguia, Michelle Hartley, Alexis Hill and Brian Austin
Range Game: Alexis ($1,750) came up PAINFULLY SHORT by $44

Next in play: Vanessa Sam
Switch?: Michelle ($899) switched the right prices (GT: $7,416)

Coming next: Samantha Mehalko
Gridlock: Brian ($1,630) got caught up in a traffic jam and missed out on the Kia Forte LX

SCSD #1 Winner: Alexis

Next up: Edla Berggreen (just turned 85 shortly before taping)
Check Game: Edla ($1,120) cashed in for her new bedroom (GT: $9,029) (The pen’s ink died in-game so it required some effort to write any numbers.)

Next: Jack Cammarata
More or Less: Vanessa (by default; $1,399) more or less made a BIG MISTAKE thinking the exercise equipment would cost more than $3K and that right there was a TOTAL TRAINWRECK PLAYING on her part and also a car game wipeout (Why would you think it was that, lady?! -___-; Prizes Goes to Waste: Bowflex Max Trainer, Acer Laptop, the Holland Grill and the Nissan Frontier)

Last in line: Mandi Dean
1/2 Off: Rafael ($1,207) escaped from the FFBC to the winning half of this game! (GT: $11,613)

SCSD #2 Winner: Vanessa (Edla needed Drew’s help on both spins)

Showcase Winner: Vanessa ($36,101)

Miscellaneous: Vanessa is currently the only contestant to win the showcase despite wiping out on More or Less.

ant0824’s Rating: 3

Skipps’ Rating: 5 (D-) (Heartbreaking Range Game loss, and Vanessa’s guess on the first prize in More or Less really baffled me)

My Rating: 1 (F-)

More or Less a HORRIBLE call on the value of the first prize.

WoF Quickcap: 9/21/2022

Midweek left-to-right trio
Renee Walsh, a beach person married to Jim for 23 years from Oakhurst, NJ
Jacqueline Mayuga, a gym rat who’s been training for power lifting for almost six months (her first competition is coming up soon) from San Bernardino, CA
Tanino Privitera, a man who speaks four languages and has a mom who’s an Italian immigrant (she watches the show religiously but never solves a puzzle) from Cave Creek, AZ

Final Scores: Renee: $9,900/Jacqueline: $11,100 cash & Maui/Tanino$17,450 cash & CA

GT: $38,450
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $2,700 + MDW

Scary moments (oh brother…)

-We had a NULL CYCLE left intact in R1.

-Also the R1 puzzle (WARM WET & WILD) got many reactions from viewers seeing it as NSFW as seen HERE (This article (courtesy of @adamrocks05259) also misspelled Tanino’s last name as confirmed by CC and Whitepages).

-In R2…

S N O _ _ O A _ D _ N G
& / S _ _ _ _ N G / O N
T H E / S A M E / D A _

I was afraid Jacqueline would say SNOWBOARDING AND SKIING ON THE SAME DAY to let $6,650 go down the drain, because that would be a letter short…and she did. Turning down the MW near LaT turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

-Brace yourselves for what happens in R3 — First, Tanino attempts to solve this w/ no money…

_ _ _ _ I N G
A / _ A _ A _ A

PEELING A BANANA won’t work when there’s just one N up there.  Furthermore, there were at least one NULL CYCLE cut out towards the end of the round.

-The second triple toss-up was almost a TRIPLE STUMPER. Considering how this game was going so far, we were in need of a CHANGE OF PACE.

-S-U took way too long and had way too many duds.

Generic set to choose from: THING/PHRASE/LT

$100K Bonus Round: This YOUNG KOALA climbs up the tree to give Tanino $45K and a guaranteed winning week (A better prize after losing the MDW AKA poetic justice, and on the same day both a double over and BD knockout occurred (AKA pulling a Dave for the latter; The last time this happened was on 4/11/2017; The last time the BR was won when a BD knockout occurred the same day during the latter show’s premiere week was 10/4/2017, and the last time the BR was won alongside a double over on the same day during the latter show’s premiere week was 10/30/2013))!

Tanino’s Final Total: $62,450 cash & CA

New GT: $83,450

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Adam’s Rating: 6

Skipps’ Rating: 6 (D+)

My Rating: 6 (D+)

J! Quickcap: 9/21/2022

A rule change is being considered by Michael Davies in his podcast Monday, and he first touched on the idea last week, where if a contestant sweeps an entire category they will be given a cash bonus! Now please do keep in mind that it will NOT affect the contestant’s current score as this will be extra cash to take home win or lose meaning it can stack w/ the $1K or $2K consolation prizes. It was not mentioned how much the bonus would be worth, but it was worth, say $500, and if a second place finisher were to sweep four categories, he/she could go home w/ $4K consolation ($2K consolation + $2K bonus). Read about it HERE.

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Today’s challengers
-Martha Bath, a retired CPA from Seattle, WA
-Christopher Pennant, a sports journalist from Chicago, IL

Returning champion: Emmett Stanton (3-day $72,600)

Correct/Incorrect: 53/8
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 6/6

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

Coryat Score: $37,400 (+$3,400 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $9,200 from 7 triple stumpers (-$5,400 and -6 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400 (+$2,000 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 3

Pre-FJ! Scores: Emmett: $22K/Martha: $15,400/Christopher: $10,800 (Combined: $48,200)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1

BUSTED OUT: Christopher

Winner: Martha ($30,800 (Same exact score as Emmett yesterday, and oddly enough, she went into FJ! w/ the same score Emmett did yesterday and in the same position…))

So Emmett’s gonna win trailing into FJ! but lose leading into it, huh? He departs w/ $74,600 while Martha’s next opponents will be Lynda Tsuboi from NYC and Michael Menkhus from Kansas City, MO.

My Rating: 7 (C)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 6 (D+)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

TPiR Quickcap: 9/21/2022

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First Four: Michelle Schmidt, Latijera Franklin, Matthew Bugaj, Carmen Jones
Side By Side: Latijera ($2,215) Moves over to the Winning Side (GT: $8,798)

Followed By: Jonathan Roseman
Spelling Bee: Matthew ($1,850) Spells Disaster to Loss (GT: $1,909)

Up Next: Joycelyn Guarneri
2 for the Price of 1: Joycelyn ($1,020) Gets Both Prizes for 1 (GT: $17,895)

SCSD #1 Winner: Matthew

Coming on in: Julis Betts
Pick-a-Pair: Carmen ($1,398) Pairs to Nothing At All

Now Entering: Lindsay Flowers
Push Over: Julius ($799) Pushes in the Win (GT: $7,036)

Arriving on down: Sheri Alberg
More or Less: Sheri ($1,213) Runs the Gauntlet (GT: $33,953)

First Name called for FFBC of Season 51: Michelle

SCSD #2 Winner: Sheri (Banked $1K – $34,953)

Oh Dear, Already 3 episode in, We got our First Double Over of Season 51. Just like Wheel and LMaD, did this really have to happen so early on?! -__-

This episode did not air on some stations due to a special report.

My Rating: 6 (D+)

ant0824’s Rating: 6

Skipps’ Rating: 6 (D+)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

TOO BAD! (Ay Que Mala Suerte Que Perdio)Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Michelle, Not your day eh?

LMAD Quickcap: 9/21/2022 — 🚗FABULOUS CAR WEEK DAY 3🚗

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Today’s Fabulous Car: Land Rover Discovery Sport SE R-Dynamic ($56,559)

Perfect Deals: 2

Car Wins?: Yes (This time Deal #3)

Zonk Victims: Yolanda, Eric

Big Deal (Logan – forgoes 5n trip to Chelsea Hotel Toronto ($6,681)):
SD (#2): 65″ 4K HDTV + media console & yr of Deep River snacks ($4,919)- M.O.
MD (#1): 4n at Basecamp Hotel ($7,933)
BD (#3): BULL island ($11,638) + $12K (revealed second)

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! WE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW UP ON THAT INSTANT JACKPOT FROM MONDAY W/ A BIG MISS MIDWEEK — Did we really have to have that bad result happen so early in the season?! -___-

Aired QDs:
Demetria: Up to 4 items to make waffles- M-O (bowl, spatula, measuring cup & toaster)
Karam: Toss his sailor hat & have it land on one of the letters in “DEAL” (Jonathan)($300)- X
Natalie: Up to 4 items starting w/ N- $200 (necklace & napkin)

My Rating: 7

Skipps’ Rating: 6 (D+)

Ismael’s Rating: 5 (D-)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

TOO BAD! (Ay Que Mala Suerte Que Perdio)

25 Words Quickcap: 9/21/2022


Challengers w/ Angelique Cabral: Gloria & Nate (married 18yrs)
Champs w/ Amanda Seales: Ryan & Jamie (friends at Emerson College) – 2 Day Vacation Prizes

Turn #1 answers: QUACK, PILLOW, TACO, ENVY & SUPERMARKET; Bid: 12 (Amanda)- Champs Strikes First even after running out of words
Turn #2 answers (Ryan v. Gloria): TIE, EARTH, RUFFLES, SCALE & SCHWARZENEGGER; Bid: 19 (Gloria)- No Problemo

Superfan of the Day: Ken (FOX 36 WUPW in Toledo, OH who formerly played basketball w/ the Utah Jazz against Magic Johnson)

Turn #3 answers: STICKER, TENTH, JACUZZI, LYRIC & SLURPEE; Bid: 15 (Nate)- Clears it again (Jamie/Ryan 250 Gloria/Nate 500)

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


Champs: Waltz on Through (2750 + 1K Bonus) = 4K
Challengers (Must get All 5): MISSED SENIOR MOMENT (Exits with Caroline’s Cakes GCs)

Money Round: Ryan Come Up Just Short Again of $10K with 9 right – all the get is a Trip to JW Marriott Camelback Inn to go with 2 Vacations they already won. We could be on the verge of BACK-TO-BACK SKUNK THREATS IMMEDIATELY since Monday’s preempted MR was confirmed to be a loss.

My rating: 6.5

Skipps’ Rating: 6 (D+)