Contestant of the Week for September 19-23, 2022

Tesha Chouteau from Wheel of Fortune is your Contestant of the Week, going into the BR w/ $30,400 cash & St. Maarten and then earning her keep as a PAYING GUEST on the show by becoming its first car winner (an above-BR-minimum Ford Mustang GT worth $44,915) this season.

Honorable mentions:

-Emmett Stanton (the one who unseated Luigi de Guzman and Ken referred to as his Waluigi) went on a 3-day $72,600 run on J!, having won all three of his games trailing going into FJ!. He had lost on his fourth game and departed w/ the $2K consolation on Wednesday, but what’s strange and ironic about it was that he was leading going into FJ! but lost while all of his wins came from behind.

-Tanino Privitera w/ $62,450 cash & prizes won from Wheel was deemed by fans as “the best player ever” while reacting to the NSFW R1 puzzle WARM WET & WILD.

-In the very first pricing game of the 51st season of Price Jennifer Davison NAILED IT in her playing of Grand Game w/ a fitting $51K in play (GT: $55,004).

-Markita Shahid also won big on this episode by winning two cars in Bargain Game.

-We also have Zachary McCall who redeemed in the showcase w/ $50,334.

-Halliona Bacon, the only PG winner to get a showcase win this week, was lucky to take home $43,488 in prizes (including Vancouver trip).

-Army vet Robert won the Land Rover Discovery Sport SE R-Dynamic worth $56,559 via second-chance deal on Wednesday, the only Fabulous Car given away on Fabulous Car Week this week.

-Co-workers Golsa & Samantha averted a MR skunking on 25 Words for the second straight week despite an abysmal Round 2 (Superhero of the Week).

-Ure won the Big Deal ON-TARGET INSTANTLY to start the week and season.

-Terresa Amidei racked up $38,400 cash & Cozumel before the BR despite a critical dud in R1 wiping out $12,750 cash & S.F. trip, but there was no more in the budget as she WIPED OUT in the BR.

Renee Liverpool is your Zonk Contestant of the Week missing out on $100K in $100K Pyramid.

Dishonorable mentions:

-Paul Reyes made the wrong kind of history by triggering the FIRST TOTAL TRAINWRECK PLAYING OF ONE AWAY IN THE CAREY ERA, FIRST SINCE 5/28/1990 AND THIRD EVER. Paul, I get that mark-ups have a significant impact on this current market, but just remember that it’s the ARP that we’re looking for here, and there ain’t no way a compact CUV such as the VW Taos is gonna start at $40K+ (Just like Jacqueline in the 80s-90s thought that the Lincoln Mark VII was worth less than $30K+). He did redeem and win his showcase, however, hence why I agreed w/ Deepscan’s choice of Renee for that dubious title.

-Sheri Alberg & Matthew Bugaj triggered the FIRST DOUBLE OVER THIS SEASON in only the third episode of the 51st season of TPiR.

-Almost immediately after Monday’s instant hit we had BACK-TO-BACK BD KNOCKOUTS on Wednesday and Thursday. And it’s really too bad we ended up going the week 1-4 after that (all of the losses were the Small Deal). Don’t forget that Tuesday’s loss also triggered a FLAMEOUT via PD-trade-down, and a Cash Register TOTAL TRAINWRECK to go along w/ it.

-As I said before, only one Fabulous Car (out of six incl. a second chance deal) was given away this week.

-A partial in Time is Money ended up costing us a perfect PG show on Thursday.

-Week 2 of Jeopardy! was a somewhat considerable downgrade over Week 1 — Dismal Monday show which included Ken Jennings finding himself IN TROUBLE w/ the media again for deeming Emmett Stanton’s FJ! response correct despite it being illegible which game him the win after the others were incorrect, an unlucky $14,600 from 13 triple stumpers on Tuesday more than doubling the weekly total vs. last week, first FJ! bust-out this season on Wednesday as well as our first O&D’er this season and an awful Double J! round on Friday.

-We may have rolled through this week of Wheel 3-0 for another BR week in the W column, but this week was full of gameplay-related problems in the maingames and we sadly finished out from 3-0 to 3-2 from bad letter combos (the latter being a WIPEOUT and both seeing the Ford Mustang GT get lost). Oh, and guess what? The evil FUZZY claims another victim.


Wheel of Fortune Season 40 Week 2 Stats

Total for this Week: $326,160
-Maingame: $191,245
-BR Wins: $134,915

Total for the Season: $748,830
-Maingame: $425,835
-BR Wins: $322,995

Prize Wedge Wins: 3

Gift Tag Wins: 3

MW Wins: 1
MW was Flipped-Declined: 3-2
MW Flip was $10KBANKRUPT: 2-1
$10K MW was Next to LaT$650: 1-2

EXPRESS was Played-Passed: 3-1
Gone all the Way: 2
Stopped Too Soon: 0
Crashes: 1

WC Usages: 0
-Maingame: 0
-BR: 0

5-Round Games: 1

Perfect Rounds: 6

Gooseegg Victims: 0

Toss-Up Triple Stumpers: 0

Triple Toss-Up Sweeps: 1 (1 swept every Toss-Up)

Red Winners: 6
Yellow Winners: 1
Blue Winners: 3

Average Maingame Winning Score this Week: $25,329 (-$2,263)
Average Maingame Winning Score this Season: $26,461 (-$1,131)

This Week’s BANKRUPT Trash: $16,300
Total BANKRUPT Trash for the Season: $29,550
Biggest Known BANKRUPT: $7,650 (September 23)
Biggest Known BANKRUPT Trash in a Game: $7,650 (September 23)

BANKRUPT Trash-Free Games: 2
BANKRUPT-Free Games: 0
Penalty Spin-Free Games: 0

WCs: Week: 2, Season: 3
MDWs: Week: 2, Season: 2
$10K MWs: Week: 0, Season: 0
Prize Wedges: Week: 0, Season: 0
Gift Tags: Week: 0, Season: 0

Top Winning Totals

  1. $123,090 (Sept. 14)
  2. $87,240 (Sept. 16)
  3. $75,315 (Sept. 20)

Top Maingame Winning Scores

  1. $38,400 (Sept. 23)
  2. $35,700 (Sept. 16)
  3. $31,550 (Sept. 14)

Bottom Winning Totals

  1. $16,620 (Sept. 22)
  2. $22,750 (Sept. 13)
  3. $23,350 (Sept. 15)

Season-High Week: WHEEL of FORTUNE XL ($422,670)
Season-Low Week:


Start of Round 4: 8
Middle of Round 4: 1
Start of Round 5+: 0
Middle of Round 5+: 1

Spun by Red: 3
Spun by Yellow: 2
Spun by Blue: 5

Final Spin Amounts
$1,500: 4
$1,550: 1
$1,650: 2
$1,700: 3

Final Spins Edited Out: 1


BR Win Record: 6-4 (.600)

PBRWs: 0
4-1 Weeks: 0
3-2 Weeks: 2
2-3 Weeks: 0
1-4 Weeks: 0

MDBRs: 0

Letter Combo Wipeouts: 1 (TOTAL TRAINWRECKS: 0)

BR Categories
EVENT: 0/1
FOOD & DRINK: 1/2; 0-1
FUN & GAMES: 2/3; 2-0
LIVING THING(S): 1/1; 1-0
PHRASE: 3/6; 1-2
PLACE(S): 1/2; 0-1
THING(S): 0/10

BR Prizes
CAR: 3/5
$40K: 0/1
$45K: 3/3
$100K (or $1M): 0/1

Car Wins

  • 2 BMW X3s
  • 1 Ford Mustang GT

MDBR Result
Landed on $1M:
1-3 Spaces Away:
4-6 Spaces Away:
6-9 Spaces Away:
10-12 Spaces Away:

BR Wins Despite Losing WC to BANKRUPT:
Non-$100K Wins After Losing MDW to BANKRUPT: 1

Don’t forget to tune in Sunday and Thursday night for the first two episodes of Celebrity WoF Season 3.

My Weekly Rating: 7 (C-)

Jeopardy! Season 39 Week 2 Stats

Total winnings for this Week: $141,002

Total winnings for the Season: $299,101

Total combined Coryat for this Week: $162,400

Total combined Coryat for the Season: $354,000

Total Lach trash (triple stumpers) for this Week: $62,600 from 50 triple stumpers (SEASON-WORST)

Total Lach trash (triple stumpers) for the Season: $89,800 from 75 triple stumpers

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

-This Week: $45,000
-Season: $89,400


-This Week: 246/46
-Season: 514/89

Rebounds/Rebound Attempts

-This Week: 23/28
-Season: 47/56

Unplayed Clues ($ left on board)

-This Week: 0 ($0)
-Season: 4 ($6,800)

Most Unplayed Clues
-Day: 3 (Sept. 12)
-Week: 4 (Wk. 1)

Most $ left on board from Unplayed Clues
-Day: $4,800 (Sept. 12)
-Week: $6,800 (Wk. 1)

Best Weekly Winnings: $158,099 (Wk. 1)
Worst Weekly Winnings: $141,002 (Wk. 2)

Best Individual Coryat: Luigi de Guzman (Sept. 12; $27,200)
Worst Individual Coryat: Katherine May (Sept. 12; $1,400)

Best Combined Coryat: $43,800 (Sept. 15)
Worst Combined Coryat: $27,800 (Sept. 19)

Best Weekly Coryat: $191,600 (Wk. 1)
Worst Weekly Coryat: $162,400 (Wk. 2)

Lowest One-Day Lach Trash: $3,000 (Sept. 15)
Biggest One-Day Lach Trash: $14,600 (Sept. 20)

Least Maingame Triple Stumpers for One Day: 3 (Sept. 14)
Most Maingame Triple Stumpers for One Day: 13 (Sept. 20)

Least Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one day: $5,400 (Sept. 20)
Most Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one day: $13,800 (Sept. 19)

Lowest Weekly Lach Trash: $27,200 (Wk. 1)
Highest Weekly Lach Trash: $62,600 (Wk. 2)

Lowest Weekly Triple Stumpers: 25 (Wk. 1)
Highest Weekly Triple Stumpers: 50 (Wk. 2)

Least Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one week: $44,400 (Wk. 1)
Most Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one week: $45,000 (Wk. 2)

Biggest One-Day Score: Luigi de Guzman (Sept. 12; $42,400)

$50,000+ Wins: 0

Biggest Champions: Luigi de Guzman ($140,700; Regular Play; Carryover from last season)

Lowest-Scoring Win: Emmett Stanton (Sept. 19; $16,000)

Lowest Departure-Score: Martha Bath ($30,800 + $2K consolation)

Lowest Score: Christopher Pennant (Sept. 21; $0)

Lock Games: 3

Lock-Ties: 0

Daily Double Sweeps This Week: 2

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

Daily Double Sweeps for the Season: 5

  • 3-for-3: 5
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0

Perfect DD Weeks: 0

Daily Double Shutouts

-This Week: 0
-Season: 0

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: 2

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

FJ! Triple Stumpers

-This Week: 0
-Season: 1

FJ! Busts (Finish with $0)

-This Week: 1 (Champion Busts: 0)
-Season: 1 (Champion Busts: 0)

Aced Games (Must be 3-for-3 each for DDs & FJ): 0

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

Gooseegg Victims Before FJ!: 0 (Champion Gooseeggs: 0)

TOTAL TRAINWRECKS (No Winner): 0 (Times no one qualified for FJ!: 0)

5+-day Champions (Longest Winning Streaks): 1 (5 days; Luigi de Guzman)

Champion Win Record: 7-3 (.700)

CHAMPION SWEEPS (5-0 or 4-1 (after starting 0-1)): 0
4-1 Weeks (after starting 1-0): 1
3-2 Weeks: 1
2-3 Weeks: 0
1-4 Weeks: 0

Tiebreakers: 0

Champions Dethroned This Week: 2

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

Champions Dethroned This Season: 3

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

Player of the Week: Emmett Stanton

Toughest Final Jeopardy! Category: Inconclusive

My Weekly Rating: 6 (D+)

Let’s Make a Deal Season 14 Week 1 Stats

Apart from the instant on-target hit on Monday, this week was just… *blows raspberry*

Perfect Deal Stats

Total Perfect Deals This Week: 7

Total Perfect Deals for the Season: 7

Perfect Deal Trash (Traded Down for SD or MD) This Week: 3

Perfect Deal Trash (Traded Down for SD or MD) for the Season: 3

Total Weekly Perfect Deal Shutouts: 0

Car Game Stats

Total Car Wins This Week: 1

Total Car Wins for the Season: 1 (Fabulous Cars: 1)

Car Game Wipeouts This Week: 0

Car Game Wipeouts This Season: 0

Non-car Wipeouts: 1

Cars Traded for SD/MD/non-car BD: 0

Total Weekly Car Shutouts: 0

ZONK Victims

-This Week: 10
-Season: 10

Dodged ZONKs

-This Week: 6 (couples count as one)
-Season: 6

Big Deal Stats

BD Win Record: 1-4 (.200)

Big Deal Wins

-This Week: 1
-Season: 1

Medium Deal Wins

-This Week: 0
-Season: 0

Small Deal Wins

-This Week: 4
-Season: 4

BDs Won on Target (Revealed Second): 1/3

$30,000+ Big Deals: 0-1 (largest was a Ford Escape SE worth $31,658)

Perfect Big Deal Weeks: 0

Total Big Deal Shutouts: 0

The reason we are not keeping track of 4-1, 2-3, etc. weeks like on other shows is due to this show having too many partial weeks due to preemptions/holidays.

Quickie Deal Stats

Aired Quickie Deals Won This Week: 10/13 (1 partial)

Aired Quickie Deals Won This Season: 10/13 (1 partial)

Perfect Aired QD Weeks: 0

Total Quickie Deal Shutouts This Week: 0 (Aired: 0; Unaired: 0)

Total Quickie Deal Shutouts for the Season: 0 (Aired: 0; Unaired: 0)

My Weekly Rating: 3 (F)

The Price is Right Season 51 Week 1 Stats

We DO NOT want to hear anybody tell us to change double overs into technical double showcase wins. A LOSS is a LOSS. If you wanna fight about it, call these numbers up (CBS at 1-888-274-5343) (CBS Studios/News at 1-212-975-3247) (CBS Headquarters at 1-212-975-4321) (TPiR at 1-855-507-7423) (alt. num. for TPiR at 1-800-700-6525) and DON’T WASTE OUR TIME. 😡 😡 😡

Total This Week: $497,518

Total for the Season: $497,518

Pricing Games Won This Week: 17 of 30 (2 partials)

Pricing Games Won This Season: 17 of 30 (2 partials)


-This Week: 1
-Season: 1

Total Perfect PG Shows: 0

Total PG Shutouts: 0

Total Weekly Car Game Shutouts: 0

First Four Victims

-This Week: 3
-Season: 3

Perfect IUFB Bids: 0

IUFB All-Overbids: 0

SCSD Dud Spins (Big Wheel Did Not Go All the Way Around or Bonus Spin Did Not Start At 5)

-This Week: 2
-Season: 2

SCSD Bonuses

-$1K: 3
-$11K: 0
-$26K: 0

Spin Offs

-This Week: 2
-Season: 2

SCSD Wipeouts (Spun 5 then 100): 0

Showcase Stats

Car Winners’ Showcase (Both car winners went to the showcase): 0

Double Showcase Wins: 0

WSDs (Over by $250 or less): 0

Bigger/Smaller Showcase Won

-This Week: 1/3
-Season: 1/3

Biggest Showcase Winners: Zachary McCall (Regular Play Week; Sept 19; $50,334) (Overall Season Leader: Jennifer Davison (Non-showcase winner; Sept. 19; $55,004))

Lowest Showcase Winner: James Grane (Sept. 23; $32,197)

Double Overs1

This Week’s Pricing Champion: Jennifer Davison

My Weekly Rating: 7 (C-) (despite the double over and abysmal Fri. episode)

25 Words or Less Season 4 Week 2 Stats

Champion Win Record: 5-4 (.555)

CHAMPION SWEEPS (5-0 or 4-1 (after starting 0-1)): 0
4-1 Weeks (after starting 1-0): 0
3-2 Weeks: 1
2-3 Weeks: 0
1-4 Weeks: 0
OTHER: 1 (Wk. 1: 2-2)

SuccessfulUnsuccessful R1 bids for this Week: 13-2
-Champions: 6-2
-Challengers: 7-0

SuccessfulUnsuccessful R1 bids for the Season: 27-3
-Champions: 13-3
-Challengers: 14-0

R2 sweeps for this Week: 2
-Champions: 1
-Challengers: 1

R2 sweeps for the Season: 8
-Champions: 4
-Challengers: 4

Sudden Deaths: 2

Sudden Death Wins
-Champions: 1
-Challengers: 1

Automatic Game Overs: 0


MR Win Record: 2-8 (.200)

PMRWs: 0
4-1 Weeks: 0
3-2 Weeks: 0
2-3 Weeks: 0
1-4 Weeks: 2


My Weekly Rating: 6 (D+)

WoF Quickcap: 9/23/2022


4-1 this week for the contestant in red going first while Lauren sweats
Terresa Amidei, a lady who went to North Pole High School up in Alaska before moving out to the desert from Indio, CA
Wilmot Grant, Jr., a man who recently went on vacation looking for the biggest burger in the world (he likes mustard but no ketchup) from Oxnard, CA
Patricia Daniel, a married lady of 15 years to Corbet w/ two daughters from Fairfax, VA

Final Scores: Terresa: $38,400 cash & Cozumel/Wilmot: $2K/Patricia: $7,800

GT: $48,200
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $7,650 + WC

Scary moments

-In R1,  with all but the top line of the ______ TACO crossword, Terresa says M for MAJOR DUD to throw away $12,750 cash & S.F. trip — did she really think it was CRISMY?! -__- After Wilmot FLUNKS OUT w/ K (CRISKY, sir?! -__-), Patricia SPINGLES.

-In R2, Wilmot PAINFULLY BANKRUPTs near $650 to lose $7,650 and WC. On the bright side after that, we had our first $10K MW win this season.


Not so sure about that pick…

$100K Bonus Round: There’s nothing CUTE AND FUZZY about Terresa getting K.O.’d from winning the Mustang GT, so Lauren from last night is off the hook and being excused (That also ends the Friday winning streak).

My Rating: 6 (D+) (another rough first half)

ant0824’s Rating: 7

Ismael’s Rating: 5 (D-)

Adam’s Rating: 7

Unfortunately, that is our first car shutout of the season.

J! Quickcap: 9/23/2022

Jeopardy! logo

Today’s challengers
-Navid Mehrjou, an attorney from Elmhurst, NY
-Jenny Dally, a curatorial assistant from S.F.

Returning champion: Michael Menkhus (1-day $31,201)

Correct/Incorrect: 48/10
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 5/6

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

Coryat Score: $29,400 (-$4,400 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: a dubious $13,600 from 10 triple stumpers (+$800 and +1 TS vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,000 (+$3,600 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 1

Pre-FJ! Scores: Michael: $11,400/Navid: $8,600/Jenny: $4,600 (Combined: a dismal $24,600)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 2

Winner: Michael ($17,201 (2-day $48,402))

My Rating: 5 (D) (terrible Double J! round)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 5 (D)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

25 Words Quickcap: 9/23/2022



Challengers w/ Amanda Seales: Golsa & Samantha (coworkers)
Season debut for London Hughes: Arlington & Courtnie (cousins who enjoy music) — 1-day coffee pkg.

Bid: 15 (Amanda)- Challengers are on board first
Turn #2 answers (Golsa v. Arlington): HOPSCOTCH, COWBOY, PRIZE, “GODZILLA” & VIOLIN;
Bid: 15 (Golsa)- Challengers go 2-for-2

Superfan of the Day: Trish (WMUR)

Bid: 16 (Courtnie)- Courtnie flubs on SUPERVISOR & CREATURE (Challengers: 750; Champs: 0)

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


Challengers: Miss CADILLAC (2250)
Champs: Game over as they miss SILLY STRING & BRAIN FART (Arlington & Courtnie depart w/ OxO coffee pkg. plus Barnes & Noble)


My Rating: 7 (C-) (bad R2)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
When will you learn, Pepé?

LMaD Quickcap: 9/23/2022 — 🚗FABULOUS CAR WEEK DAY 5🚗

Let's Make a Deal logo

Final Fabulous Car of the Week: Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti ($49,165)

How Many Perfect Deals?: 3

Car Win?: No ($3K won from matching Tiffanys in Lotto)

Zonk Victim: Kelsey
Zonk Survivors: Kimo, Eunice & Tommy (same deal for the latter two)

Big Deal revealed by ascending door numbers (Eunice by default – Gives up BULL island ($11K+)):
SD (#2): PAMPA bedroom + 2 lamps ($4,405)- I just knew we were going 1-4 this week
MD (#1): SEGWAY mopeds & self-balancing scooter ($6,098)
BD (#3): Trip to Turkey & 4n at Paradis Plage in Agadir, Morocco ($22,873)

How Many Perfect Deals Now?: 2

$500 QD (Harrison): Salt packet- $

My Rating: 5 (D-) (once again faltered in the second half)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 5 (D-)

Adam’s Rating: TBA