WoF Quickcap: 11/30/2022


We are on the SKUNKED 🎖Veterans Week🎖 set.

Vets looking for a salute
Stan Kosmoski, an Army vet who used to be a military broadcaster like Pat married to Mary Anne for 44 yrs. from Tampa, FL
Lula Castaneau, a Marine vet who got a shooting medal from Torrance, CA
Sonia Magwood Morales, an Air Force vet who was a service apprentice specialist and Airman 1st Class from Queens, NY

Final Scores: Sonia: $35,607 cash & prizes MDW/Stan: $15,100/Lula: $2K

GT: $52,707

Scary moments

-In R1…

C A N _ _ E _ / ON / A
_ _ R T _ _ A _ / C A _ E

Lula gets DQ’d for saying the singular form of the first word not noting the blank space after the E. And then…

C A N D L E S / ON / A
_ _ R T H D A _ / C A _ E

Sonia goes on much to our dismayand pays the piper for it w/ a LaT to leave $3,050 behind.


Please don’t tell me she’s about to pull a Kristen Andrews… -___-

The maZDa CX-50 is in play in addition to the million.

MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #3: Because solving the bonus round puzzle and not making the dreaded mistake of picking THING was such A VAGUE CONCEPT for Sonia we have our FIRST TAPING-DAY WASHOUT this season and

…she loses the $40K.

$1M LOCATION: *** (all the way across)

My Rating: 6 (D+) (Sonia’s selection of THING brought it down for me; also dreadful R1)

Unfortunately, that is our thirteenth car shutout of the season. Sonia will be sweating tomorrow if the BR was won.


J! Quickcap: 11/30/2022

Today’s challengers
-Randall Rayford, a solar project developer from Houston, TX
-Jeannette Bonjour, a retired English teacher from Kansas City, MO

Chasing the great 18 on the 18th anniversary of Ken’s defeat: Cris Pannullo (17-day $610,344)

Correct/Incorrect: 54/5
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 3/3

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

Coryat Score: $43,000 (+$9,400 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $6,200 from 5 triple stumpers (-$2,600 and -3 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800 (+$6,800 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 2

Pre-FJ! Scores: Cris: $28,800 (LOCK)/Randall: $12,600/Jeannette: $3,600 (Combined: $45K)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1

Winner: Cris ($27,579 (18-day $637,923))

Going next are Rob Lamanna from Whitby, Ontario 🍁 and Jeri Zulli from East Setauket, NY.

My Rating: 7 (C)

LMaD Quickcap: 11/30/2022

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How Many Perfect Deals?: 0


Zonk Victims: Thomas, Tymia, Buhar

Big Deal revealed 1-3-2 (Kimberly – Gives up trip to Hotel Majestic ($14,766) (oh boy)):
SD (#3): BOWFLEX XTREME 2 SE & C6 bike ($2,796)
MD (#1): LG kitchen ($6,995)
BD (#2): EVERYTHING incl. 1wk trip to Divi Flamingo ($10,695)- at least that streak’s over

Aired QDs:
Anthony: Remembered Cruella de Vil chased the “101 Dalmatians” ($200)- $
Jano: Dice (Jonathan)($500)- $

My Rating: 5 (D)

Ant0824’s Rating: 7

Big Fat Gooseegg
Can we please never talk about this month again? -__-

TPiR Retro Quickcap: 5/31/1977

First Four (last names are all missing): Pamela, Katie, Diana and Patricia
Double Prices: Diana ($650 + $100 PB) doubled up for the circular étagère (GT: $2,045)

Next up: Vinnie
We had an ALL-OVERBID on the Quoizel lamps
Lucky SevenKatie ($300 + $100 PB) quickly ran out on the second digit

Next coming on down: Joyce Sullivan
Hurdles (retired in ’83 due to constant mechanical failures): Patricia ($399) tripped and fell to defeat

SCSD #1 Winner: Katie (Won $1K — $1,400)

Come on down: Elie
We had ANOTHER ALL-OVERBID on the freezer
Range Game: Elie ($400 + $100 PB) was in the ball park for the Hammacher Schlemmer cart for those Ball Park hotdogs (GT: $2,195)

Next: Pamela Johnson
Any NumberVinnie ($660) won the power tools but resulted in a Car Wipeout (GT: $974)

Last hurrah of May ’77: Sam Pietro
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! That was our THIRD ALL-OVERBID this ep. on the fireplace
Cliff Hangers: Pamela J. ($265) survived to win the home entertainment prizes (GT: $2,851)

Off to the FFBC: Pamela #1

SCSD #2 Winner: Ellie

Showcase Winner: Katie ($6,414)

Games won: 3 of 6 (1 partial) — Final Total: $14,878 (tpirepguide.com mistakenly put in Patricia’s IUFB bid ($375) and not its ARP ($399) as her total and added it in to the final total)

My Rating: 3 (F)

Skipps’ Rating: 4 (F+) (it was wild, I’ll tell you that much)

Pamela #1, that was sloppy.

WoF Quickcap: 11/29/2022


Today’s set: 🍲Fabulous Food🍲

Extra set of foodies looking to give us a treat
Gina Gonzalez-Scallon, a married lady to Sean for six years (they’ve known each other since they were 14 and fell in love at 25) w/ an almost-2 y/o son from L.A. (born & raised in Long Island and she’s representing Puerto Rico where her dad was from (and a lot of her family still lives there)) (she has recently purchased a WoF board game)
Claire Person, a special ed teacher (she has just started her seventh yr.) married to Lolan for 8 years w/ two sons from Lodi, CA (located in Wine Country where there are a ton of wineries and delicious wine, and she partakes w/ family & friends)
Adrian Weaver, a real estate broker and musical theater performer (he had to pick up a second job as a result of the pandemic) who used to be a competitive swimmer in MS and early HS from Merrillville, IN (Phi Ly mistakenly said Chicago, and YouTube CC misspelled it as Maryville although a Marysville, IN actually does exist) (his mom bought all the WoF games and he gives a shoutout to her and his big sister who is currently serving overseas in the Air Force)

Final Scores: Claire: $2K/Adrian: $17,750 cash & FL/Gina: $19,950 cash & C.R. WC

GT: $39,700

Scary moments

-In R2, Claire calls an unfortunate dud of H to throw away $10,750 and chance at a million.

-We had this in the first triple toss-up…

_ A _ U _ A _ L _
C _ R _ Y / _ A _ R

Claire leaves out the “-LY” in NATURALLY not taking note of the space between the A and L.

Generic categories: THING/PLACE/PHRASE

BR car of the day: INFINITI QX50

$100K Bonus Round: Gina finds $50K (first such win this season) stowed away in AN OLD FARMHOUSE (pulled a Dave once again and encore from yesterday (last time that happened even though it was before that contestant was on this show was on Jan. 5-6, 2017) even though the WC was no good)!

Gina’s Final Total: $69,950 cash & C.R.

New GT: $89,700

No meal for Pat and Vanna to share, naturally, because it’s an AG week episode.

My Rating: 9 (A-) (sentiment might’ve played a role)

Ant0824’s Rating: Impressive 9

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

J! Quickcap: 11/29/2022

Today’s challengers
-Matt Harvey, a healthcare administrator from Providence, RI
-Sheila Anderson, a philanthropic advisor from Seattle, WA

Keep it going for seventeen: Cris Pannullo (16-day $566,344)

Correct/Incorrect: 52/12
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 7/8

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

Coryat Score: $33,600 (-$16,000 vs. yesterday — Hard to follow up on, but still quite a downgrade.)
Lach Trash: $8,800 from 8 triple stumpers (+$5,600 and x2 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600 (+$10,400 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 3

Pre-FJ! Scores: Cris: $24K/Matt: $21,400/Sheila: $4,200 (Combined: $49,600)

This might be it…

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 2

Winner: Cris ($44,000 (17-day $610,344))

Way too close for comfort there! Midweek challengers are Jeannette Bonjour from Kansas City, MO and Randall Rayford from Houston, TX.

My Rating: 8 (B) (those last wagers made up for an otherwise underwhelming game)

Mythman’s Rating: 8/10

Stamp of Approval v2

LMaD Quickcap: 11/29/2022

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We’re gonna need to have a miracle over these next two days if we want to avoid having a total gooseegg in car games for this month.

How Many Perfect Deals?: 1

Car Win?: No (Bailout in Movin’ on Up)

Zonk Victims: Sara, Akeena
Zonk Survivors: Howard, Elliott & Bo (couple)

Big Deal revealed 2-1-3 (Elliott & Bo – Give up trip to Queen Kapiolani Hotel ($8,254)):
SD (#3): BOWFLEX C6 bike & MAX Trainer ($3,296)- TM
MD (#2): BULL island
BD (#1): $21,615 (revealed second)


How Many Perfect Deals Now?: 0

You know, unless a miracle happens tomorrow, it would’ve been just as well if this show did not air any episodes this week at all like the sister show.

Aired QDs:
Alec (music teacher & musician): Vinyl piece or CD ($400)- X
Rebecca: Coaster (Tiffany)($500)- $

My Rating: 1 (F-) (Oh… I have no hope for tomorrow)

Ant0824’s Rating: 2

Mythman’s Rating: 1/10 (Could be Its Worst Month Ever since February ’21)

TOO BAD! (Ay Que Mala Suerte Que Perdio)


TPiR Retro Quickcap: 5/17/2016

First Four: Mikita King, Adam Salisbury, Aftin Poague and Kara Kochenash
One Wrong Price: Mikita ($1,470) fell for the scam on the table (funnily enough, the TV which she selected was showing 1 Right Price being played)

Going next: Andrew Madey
Card Game: Andrew ($2,525) folded to a loss

Next: Brandy Kemps (her shirt was taped over likely to cover up something inappropriate)
Bonkers: Aftin ($650) I’m sure was going BONKERS in the hot tub (GT: $9,986)

SCSD #1 Winner: Andrew (Spin-Off)

Next contestant: Sharon Hill
Rat Race: Sharon ($995) won the makeup but caused a Car Wipeout (added the makeup of unknown value to that)

Next up: Forrest McCarty
Coming or Going: Adam ($1,240) was Coming towards…his new dining room! (GT: $7,227)

One last up there: Tiffany Samples
2 for the Price of 1: Brandy ($1,060) paid two prices for nothing

Off to the FFBC: Kara

SCSD #2 Winner: Brandy

Showcase Winner: Andrew ($34,157)

Games won: 2 of 6 (1 partial) — Final Total: $54,895 + makeup of unknown value

My Rating: 2 (F-)

Skipps’ Rating: 4 (F+)

Kara, shame you got one-upped out of here.

WoF Quickcap: 11/28/2022


This week’s theme: America’s Game II

We pick up right where we left off Friday on the set of the subpar 🏫College Week🏫.

Just like Friday we have two males among this trio of students who share knowledge on AMERICAN PRESIDENTS
Geronimo Parra (CSUEB), a senior majoring in biology w/ the concentration in microbiology and minoring in Spanish who is also part of the school’s orientation team (self proclaimed “O-Team”) welcoming new students and also a resident assistant (RA) for incoming freshmen (a job he describes as diverse) from Hayward, CA (he also says his favorite comedian is Gabrielle “Fluffy” Inglesias and gives a shoutout to “fluffy fluffy” people)
Quincy Howard (Georgia Tech), a sophomore majoring in industrial engineering pursuing Master’s who made a 4.0 GPA last semester and is involved in the National Society of Black Engineers and the African-American Student Union from Dublin, GA (he gives a shoutout to his parents who are here on the show and are both educators and had a little tussle over who gave him the skills to be here)
Mackenna Daum (UCSD), a sophomore majoring in biochemistry history on the pre-med track (and hoping to pursue anesthesiology someday through med school) who collects sheet music new & old and sang in her HS choir in all four years and kept a sheet of every song she ever sang to this day (she likes to sit down at her piano to try to play the songs and sing them to relive those memories) from West Hills, CA

Final Scores: Mackenna: $2K/Geronimo: $3K/Quincy: $35,750 cash & trips

GT: $40,750

Scary moments

Mackenna elects not to hop onto EXPRESS early on in the first spin…and unfortunately pays big time for it when a LaT forces her to leave behind $9,650. And then…

T R E E S / F I L L E D
W I T H / _ A N _ O E S

Geronimo FLUNKS OUT w/ a P for pitiful call after many close calls w/ the Wheel — PANGOES, sir?! No such thing as that. -__-

Geronimo wastes a buzz-in on the second triple toss-up because he was “kidding” — If you really did that to joke around and not just cover up for a failed Robert Santioli attempt… really, man? -__-

Generic categories: THING/PEOPLE/PHRASE

Today’s wheels in play: ’23 MINI Cooper 2dr. hardtop (Red w/ black stripes)

$100K Bonus Round: Quincy has stood out among these KIDS AT PLAY and drives off campus in the MINI Cooper 2dr. hardtop worth $33,850 (pulled a Dave).

Quincy’s Final Total: $69,600 cash & prizes

New GT: $74,600

My Rating: 7 (C-) (bad R3)

Ant0824’s Rating: 7.75

J! Quickcap: 11/28/2022

Challengers from CT looking to Dethrone a Giant
-Xanni Brown, a Ph.D. student from New Haven
-Michael Harten, a dean of academics from Putnam

Trying for Sweet 16th Victory: Cris Pannullo (15-day $526,544)

Correct/Incorrect: 56/2
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 2/2

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

SEASON-HIGH CORYAT SCORE: a bullish $49,600
Lach Trash: $3,200 from 4 triple stumpers
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,200

Daily Double Correct Answers: 3

Pre-FJ! Scores: Cris: $39,800 (LOCK)/Xanni: $19,400/Holly: $5,600 (Combined: $64,800)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 0 (Who is Sarah? (from Sarah, Plain and Tall))

Winner: Cris ($39,800 (16-day $566,344))

Coming next are Sheila Anderson from Seattle, WA and Matt Harvey from Providence, RI.

My Rating: 7.75

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C+) (too bad for the FJ! TS, though)