WoF Quickcap: 🎃HALLOWEEN 2022🎃


This week’s theme: 🏰European Vacation🏰 (first time since S36)

Any one of these three could potentially go somewhere in THE SOUTH OF FRANCE or anywhere in Europe
Keke Nakeya, a caregiver for the last five years who has an identical twin sister named Nicole from Los Angeles, CA
Steve Schneider, an ice fisher & Marine vet who’s addicted to fire hydrants (he’s a water professional) from St. Paul, MN
Brianna Baker, a UC-Irvine student majoring in education sciences who’s graduating this year from Redondo Beach, CA

Final Scores: Steve: $22,302 cash & D.R./Brianna: $14K/Keke: $1K

GT: $37,302
Keke’s Bankrupt Trash: $7,200 + WC

Scary moment

-With one consonant left while on EXPRESS

S A V O R / T H E
L O _ A L / F L A V O R

Keke CRASHES HARD w/ Y to get tricked out of $6K and the PP trip (and she realized too late this mistake and what the correct letter was). We got a $0 prize puzzle win as a result.

Categories from the witch’s cauldron: EVENT/THING/PHRASE

BR Car of the Week: Mercedez-Benz GLB (around $40K)

$100K Bonus Round: Steve doesn’t prove to be MIGHTY AND POWERFUL for $40K.

ant0824’s Rating: 6

Adam’s Rating: 6

Skipps’ Rating: 5 (D) (due to the big EXPRESS crash)

My Rating: 3 (F)


J! Quickcap: 🎃HALLOWEEN 2022🎃 — Tournament of Champions Quarterfinals Game 1

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There are 21 entrants in this year’s Tournament of Champions instead of the usual 15, and there are no wild cards. There will be six quarterfinals games. Amy Schneider, Matt Amodio and Mattea Roach, the top three seeds of this tournament, have been given a bye to automatically qualify for the semifinals and they will all compete against each other in an exhibition match on 11/8 before the semifinals start the next day. The best-of-seven finals will begin on 11/14 and will run through 11/22 if necessary.

Consolation prize for the quarterfinals round is $5K.

First Champions of the 30th ToC
-Maureen O’Neil, an executive assistant from Cambridge, MA
-Megan Wachspress, an environmental attorney from Berkeley, CA
-Ryan Long, a rideshare driver from Philadelphia, PA

Correct/Incorrect: 43/11
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 2/4

Unplayed Clues (Pts. left on the board): 0 (0)

Lach Trash: a painful 14,800 from 15 triple stumpers
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 13,200

Daily Double Correct Answers: 1

Pre-FJ! Scores: Megan: 9,600/Maureen: 8,400/Ryan: 4,200 (Combined: 22,200)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 2

Winner: Maureen (16,799 (Semi-Finalist))

Next up are Jonathan Fisher orig. from Coral Gables, FL, Andrew He from S.F. and Christine Whelchel from Spring Hill, TN.

Advanced to the Semifinals: Amy Schneider (Bye), Matt Amodio (Bye), Mattea Roach (Bye) & Maureen O’Neil (Game 1)

My Rating: 5 (D-) (today was difficult)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 5 (D-)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

TPiARGHH Quickcap: 🎃HALLOWEEN 2022🎃

Themed around 🏴‍☠️PIRATES🦜

The Price is Right logo

First Four: Trenton Traffanstedt, Maria Robles, Chris Prosada & Rocio Torres
Money Game: Rocio ($550) Ends up with a Cursed $189 (GT: $739)

Followed By: Avis Gibson
Do The Math: Trenton ($1,844) Subtracts to an Passing Grade (GT: $14,690)

Up Next: Maggie Rosenberg
Punch-a-Bunch: Chris ($1,681) Bails out of here with $5,000 (GT: $6,917)

SCSD #1 Winner: Trenton

Coming on in: Paul Sandoval
Push Over: Avis ($724) Pushes in the Car Win (GT: $28,994)

Now Entering: Judith Boling Bazar
Lucky Seven: Judith ($999) Hits da Gold (GT: $8,464)

Arriving on down: Paris Smith
Balance Game: Paul ($1,255) Underbalanced Out of the Game

Gets Spooked by Ghosts & Zombies & Skeletons Out of That Treasure
: Maria

SCSD #2 Winner: Avis

Showcase Winner: Trenton ($40,204)

Games Won: 3 out of 6 (With One Bailout) – Total Winnings: $86,573

My rating: 7

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C-)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

Ismael’s Rating: 7 (C-)

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Maria, Not a Happy Halloween for you

LMaD Quickcap: 🎃HALLOWEEN 2022🎃

Let's Make a Deal logo

Perfect Deals: 1

Car Wins?: No

Zonk Victims: Desta
Zonk Survivors: Julia

Big Deal revealed 1-3-2 (Heather – Gives up 5n trip to Hotel RIU Palace Mexico ($8,351)):
SD (#3): Electronics suite incl. hp 24″ desktop & SONY dig. camera + noise-canceling headphones ($4,880)- X
MD (#1): Almost Heaven Sauna (barrel)($7,937)
BD (#2): EVERYTHING incl. 4n at Yotel Edinburgh + ghost tour ($12,407)

Perfect Deals Plummets to: Nothing

Sole Aired QD (Darren): Sponge (Jonathan)($400)- $

My Rating: 4

Skipps’ Rating: 3 (F)

Ismael’s Rating: 3 (F)

Adam’s Rating: TBA

Grizzly bear in water growling, mouth open
Such a Downer Halloween episode

25 Words Quickcap: 🎃HALLOWEEN 2022🎃


Challengers w/ Orlando Jones: Lisa & Michael (married)
Champs w/ Alison Sweeney: Sonny & Alex (bartenders & brothers who are 11 months apart; Sonny’s the older one) – $35K in Cash & Prizes

Turn #1 answers: NET, LAMP, DOUGH, ORGAN & ENTRANCE; Bid (Starting at 25): 15 (Alison)- Clears it for first Points
Turn #2 answers (Lisa vs. Sonny): SAIL, CAKE, LAYOVER, PINEAPPLE & EMPLOY; Bid: 15 (Sonny)- Doubles up

Superfan of the Day: Debbie (FOX 5)

Turn #3 answers: HARRISON FORD, CLUE, AVALANCHE, STRONG & KID; Bid: 16 (Sherri)- Said AVALANCHE (Challengers 0 – Champs 750)

Round 2
Green Words (250): GROOM(Alison), ADDITION(Orlando), YODA(Orlando), MOW(Alison), ITCHY
Yellow Words (500): ZELDA, MUFFIN(Alison), MESSY(Alison), SPRING BREAK(Orlando), ANDREW(Alison)

On the line: Orlando’s Answers Selected can give the Challengers 3,000 while Alison’s Answers Selected can give the Champs 2,000

Champs: Sweeps (2K + 1K) 3,750
Challengers (Must Get All 5 to win): New Champs (Sonny & Alex Out with Buttercloth and with $30K cash + Vacation)

Money Round: Lisa falters on 3 words Missing out $10K – They will have to settle for a Divi Flamingo Vacation

My rating: 6.5

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C-) (great comeback by the challengers)

CWoF Quickcap: 10/30/2022

WOF logo

Tonight’s celebs
Austin Creed, WWE Superstar a.k.a. Xavier Woods and gamer playing for Gamers Outreach, a charity that empowers hospitalized families through play
Kate Flannery, actress and singer playing for Philabundance, one of the biggest and best food banks in Philadelphia for people suffering from food insecurity
Steve Agee, actor who starred in Peacemaker, a spin-off of the James Gunn movie The Suicide Squad, with John Cena who played the titular character (Peacemaker); they just finished Season 1 and are waiting to shoot Season 2; he’s playing for Make-a-Wish, a charity that helps fulfill the wishes of children with a critical illness between ages 2.5 and 18

Game 1

Final G1 Scores: Kate: $7,800/Steve: $20,350/Austin: $28K

G1 GT: $56,150
G1 Bankrupt Trash: $10,500 + MDW

Scary moments

-Ugly R1 w/ a BANKRUPT near $2,500 taking $5,100 from Austin and too many duds.

-R2 was worse w/ the other BANKRUPT wiping away $5,400 and MDW from Kate, and then…

_ E N D R I _ _ / L A _ A R
P L A Y / G U I T A R

Steve BOMBS OUT w/ B to throw away $4,450 and his own MDW — KENDRICK LABAR?! -__- We got a $0 puzzle win (+ $10K bonus) as a result (Austin’s father’s advice when he asked him what do to).

-In R3, Austin calls a CRITICAL DUD of L for loss of turn to lose $6,850 + the $20K bonus, and he, too, loses his MDW (But he still won this half).


$100K Bonus Round: Austin isn’t BREAKING THE BANK for $75K.

Game 2

Final G2 Scores: Austin: $68,350 MDW ($96,350 so far)/Others: $5K each ($30K min.)

G2 GT: $78,350
G2 Bankrupt Trash: $6,050

Scary moment

-In R1, Austin calls yet another CRITICAL DUD of B to put $14,800 at risk, but it didn’t matter though as he solved after his opponents’ penalty spins.

Next round-up of categories: EVENT/WAYD?/THING

MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #4: Austin was literally OVERTHINKING IT over there w/ those silly guesses even though most of it was right there in front of him (UGH. -__-). Please don’t tell me he just blew an easy million to trigger that bad occurrence for the second week in a row…

…not even close. It was $50K.

$1M LOCATION: E in AMERICA’S (10 spaces away)

Charity Winnings: $156,350

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Skipps’ Rating: (Game 1: 4 (F+)) (Game 2: 6 (D+) (bad BR loss)) (Overall: 5 (D-) (easily could’ve been the most underwhelming CWoF ep. this season if it weren’t for Austin’s dominant G2 maingame))

Adam’s Rating: 6 (Austin was fun)

My Rating: 6 (D+) (This episode aired late in my area due to KSAT’s coverage of Muertos Festival.)

CJ! Quickcap: 10/30/2022 — Quarterfinals 2 Game 2

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Next set of actors
-Hasan Minhaj, actor from “The Morning Show” and comedian, playing for the International Rescue Committee
-Wil Wheaton, actor from “Stand by Me” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, playing for the National Women’s Law Center
-Troian Bellisario, actress from “Pretty Little Liars” and “Where’d you Go, Bernadette”, playing for War Child

Correct/Incorrect: 78/15
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 8/9

Unplayed Clues (Pts. left on the board): 0 (0)

Coryat Score: 36,500 (+3,700 vs. G1)
Lach Trash: 7,100 from 10 triple stumpers (+1,600 and +4 TS’s vs. G1)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 10,400 (-5,300 vs. G1)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 4

Pre-FJ! Scores: Wil: 26,500 (LOCK)/Troian: 4,900/Hasan: 1,200 (Combined: 32,600)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1


Winner: Wil (28,201 (Semi-Finalist))

Advanced to the Semifinals: John Michael Higgins (Game 1) & Wil Wheaton (Game 2)

Finalists: Ike Barinholtz (Semifinals 1)

ant0824’s Rating: TBA

Adam’s Rating: TBA

Skipps’ Rating: 6 (D+) (tough call)

My Rating: 7 (C-)

OBIT: Jerry Lee Lewis

He was known as a founding pioneer and original wild man of rock ‘n’ roll w/ a very troubled life, but today, Jerry Lee Lewis, passed away at the age of 87 at his home in Mississippi due to natural causes.

One of his most famous songs “Great Balls of Life” has been mentioned as a WoF puzzle numerous times on the show (the most recent use was on March 25, 2021 under Song Lyrics; the puzzle that night was “GOODNESS GRACIOUS, GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!”).

May he Rest In Peace.

Contestant of the Week for October 24-28, 2022

Well, this was already decided on Sunday when this game show week was only two hours old, as Joel Madden from Sunday’s Celeb WoF episode playing for “Ink Masters” gets the rare honor of being both Contestant of the Week and Zonk Contestant of the Week. The latter is because…


WOW. JUST WOW. 😖 But here’s why he also gets awarded w/ the former — He rebounded in the second bonus round w/ a $100K win (and the showrunners were nice enough to shower the confetti and streamers this one time after what had happened in the first half) for a final charity of $198,250! What a way to bounce back!

Honorable mentions:

-That same primetime Sunday, Celebrity J! had its FIRST-EVER CLEAN SWEEP w/ the six Daily Doubles and all the FJ! correct responses! Also, the three celebs entered FJ! w/ a combined score of 68K despite all those incorrect responses and Coryat lost to incorrect responses!

-Simon Hernandez on Wednesday’s TPiR episode won a car in Cover Up, then became the first $26K SCSD bonus winner this season and then won his showcase for a final total of $92,932 cash & prizes becoming the biggest regular-play winner this season outside of Dream Car Week.

-Winning MR week on 25 Words or Less.

Dishonorable mentions:

-The maingames in the syndicated portion of this week of Wheel left a lot to be desired.

-My tip to any future contestant on TPiR contestant playing Pay The Rent — When the first item approaches $4 or $5, just take the $1K bailout. Had Darwin Browne followed that tip in this past Thursday’s playing, he could’ve avoided triggering the game’s FIRST-EVER TOTAL TRAINWRECK to lose out on a potential $168,237 cash & prizes.

-R1 wipeout on Thursday’s 25 Words episode.

-Erik & Ann were the first team this season on 25 Words or Less Friday to automatically get K.O.’d in Round 2 after missing the yellow medium difficulty word of DRIVEWAY worth 500 points, meaning Sonny & Alex did not have to play in this round.

-Low SCs swept the week for the first time this season.

-We had not only our first car game skunk on LMaD this season, we also had a TOTAL CAR SKUNK as only one car was offered in the Big Deal and it was lost.

-Okay, here were the scores after Game 1 of the Finals round in this week’s Second Chance Tournament — Rowan Ward (30K), Sadie Goldberger (4,800) & Jack Weller (3,400). Scores going into FJ! — Jack: 29,400/Rowan: 20K/Sadie: 5K. Jack needed to be right on FJ! and for Rowan to be wrong in order to win after wagering at least 5K but no more than 19,399 (Andy Saunders erroneously said 17,999 for the maximum bet) to at least guarantee second should Rowan be correct and/or Jack is incorrect. Well, bad news for him was that this brutal FJ! clue was a TRIPLE STUMPER, but what does he do? Instead of guaranteeing $10K more in this scenario by limiting his wager to that maximum to finish second over Sadie Goldberger, he FOOLISHLY WAGERS EVERYTHING AND BUSTS OUT TO NOTHING (along w/ Sadie), so it is instead Sadie who takes the silver based on the Game 1 scores — Jack, what were you thinking man?! Did you even pay enough attention to the format of the tournament or how these games even work?! -___- Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, he came up w/ a dumb answer of “Meese” (instead of “Moose”) in the category of “Plurals That Don’t End In ‘S’” on Tuesday’s show.

Wheel of Fortune Season 40 Week 7 Stats

Total for this Week: $273,254
-Maingame: $195,844
-BR Wins: $77,410

Total for the Season: $2,069,620
-Maingame: $1,343,815
-BR Wins: $725,805

Prize Wedge Wins: 6

Gift Tag Wins: 13

MW Wins: 4
MW was Flipped-Declined: 16-4
MW Flip was $10KBANKRUPT: 7-9
$10K MW was Next to LaT$650: 4-12

EXPRESS was Played-Passed: 10-1
Gone all the Way: 5
Stopped Too Soon: 0
Crashes: 5

WC Usages: 6
-Maingame: 1 (on $3,500)
-BR: 5

5-Round Games: 4

Perfect Rounds: 17

Gooseegg Victims: 3

Toss-Up Triple Stumpers: 1

Triple Toss-Up Sweeps: 3 (1 swept every Toss-Up)

Red Winners: 16
Yellow Winners: 9
Blue Winners: 10

Players who Needed the PP to Win: 10 (8 lost BR)

Average Maingame Winning Score this Week: $23,029 (+$4,113)
Average Maingame Winning Score this Season: $23,006 (+$4)

This Week’s BANKRUPT Trash: $19,800
Total BANKRUPT Trash for the Season: $155,848
Biggest Known BANKRUPT: $9,548 (Oct. 6)
Biggest Known BANKRUPT Trash in a Game: $15,650 (October 11)

BANKRUPT Trash-Free Games: 5
BANKRUPT-Free Games: 1
Penalty Spin-Free Games: 0

WCs: Week: 0, Season: 7
MDWs: Week: 1, Season: 5
$10K MWs: Week: 0, Season: 0
Prize Wedges: Week: 0, Season: 2
Gift Tags: Week: 0, Season: 1

Unclaimed Cardboard
: Week: 1, Season: 3
$10K MWs: Week: 1, Season: 3
Prize Wedges: Week: 1, Season: 4
Gift Tags: Week: 1, Season: 8

Unused WCs: 4
Unused MDWs: 4

Top Winning Totals

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

Top Maingame Winning Scores

  1. $40,949 (Oct. 3)
  2. $38,400 (Sept. 23)
  3. $37,460 (Oct. 28)

Bottom Winning Totals

  1. $12,130 (Oct. 21)
  2. $13,650 (Oct. 10)
  3. $16,200 (Oct. 6)

Season-High Week: WHEEL of FORTUNE XL ($422,670)
Season-Low Week: Fabulous Food ($218,200)


Start of Round 4: 24
Middle of Round 4: 7
Start of Round 5+: 3
Middle of Round 5+: 1

Spun by Red: 12
Spun by Yellow: 11
Spun by Blue: 12

Final Spin Amounts
$1,500: 12
$1,550: 2
$1,600: 3
$1,650: 7
$1,700: 8
$1,850: 1
$1,900: 2

Final Spins Edited Out: 3


BR Win Record: 16-19 (.457)

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

MDBRs: 1

Letter Combo Wipeouts: 1 (TOTAL TRAINWRECKS: 0)

BR Categories
EVENT: 1/5; 0-1
FOOD & DRINK: 4/6; 2-2
FUN & GAMES: 3/5; 2-1
IN THE KITCHEN: 2/2; 1-1
LIVING THING(S): 1/1; 1-0
PHRASE: 13/25; 4-9
PLACE(S): 3/9; 2-1
THING(S): 0/35

BR Prizes
CAR: 6/12
$40K: 6/17
$45K: 4/4
$100K (or $1M): 0/2

Car Wins

  • 2 BMW X3s
  • 1 Ford Mustang GT
  • 2 MINI Cooper S Hardtops 2dr
  • 1 Ford Explorer XLT

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

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

My Weekly Rating: 6 (D+) (maingame material left quite a bit to be desired)

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