WoF Retro Quickcap: January 21, 2003

Last WHEEL dishonorable of 2022 goes to a random S20 episode with the theme week being American Travel. This week (plus Teen Best Friends) use the 1997 variant of the main puzzle solve cue for some reason. 

Contestants that might have a chance to embark on some CONNECTING FLIGHTS
Sal Bottone: Waterford, CT. Structural designer who’s married 23 years with a son.
Hilda Patrician: Montrose, CA. Pharmateutical sales rep/oxygen respiratory, also a 15-year piano player and a 5-year teacher, plus she coaches fastball and is married to Patrick for 3 months.
Shannon Stovern: Conyers. Born and raised in Georgia making her a “True Georgia Peach”, and she’s a mother of one (married 5 years to Brett; her son is named Harrison). She enjoys tennis, softball and water skiing.

Final Scores: Hilda: DESERVING $500 GOOSEEGG/Shannon: $8,150/Sal: $6,900

GT: $15,550

Scary Moments

In R1…

_ _ _ I _ I N _
W I T H / T H E
T O _ / D O W N

…after picking up the $10K, Sal makes a COSTLY E REPURCHASE, costing him $13,900. Hilda doesn’t do any better with a D repeat two spins later (she probably had DRIVING on her mind, which made no sense at all.

In R2…

R U _ _ E R
C H I C K E N / C A E S A R

Hilda BOMBS OUT thinking the remaining consonant pair is an M. If that isn’t bad enough, Shannon wastes a $9,900 Jackpot opportunity with a P – UGH.

In the next round, Sal spins up a FATAL LaT to let another five-figure opportunity go to waste ($13,700; he called the T’s on $3,500). Later…

M U S I C / S T _ R
S _ _ N I _ / T _ _ I N 

Hilda calls a questionable dud of G.

R4 (which was a full speed-up) was the last case of a three-liner appearing in this part of the game, but it wouldn’t matter as Sal ended up being a consonant short of a win (and Pat was two spokes away from $5K, which really would’ve made up for some lost ground).

BR Vehicles: Nissan 350Z, Acura MDX ($38,800)

BR Category: ON THE MAP

Bonus Round: Despite a generous amount of help, Shannon still blanks on WINNIPEG, costing her $50K. It could’ve been worse, though, had she landed on the C next door (she spun orange), she would’ve lost $100K.

Still, she’s got some explaining to do regarding that baffling loss.

Closing Chat: Pat talks about how he was standing in the shower in the morning. When he looks at his stomach as he often does, the light sometimes hits it, and it looks like the upside down face of VP Dick Cheney. Vanna is speechless (same for me). This is the kind of flack that makes Pat a popular target for Twitter clickbait stories.

My Rating: 2 (only because of no Bankrupt trash)


Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims

Hilda, do better.



Game Show Monthly Stats for December

The Price is Right

  • Total for the Month: $1,654,197
  • Pricing Games won This Month: 54/102 (10 Partials)
  • First Four Victims: 7
  • SCSD Dud Spins: 5
  • Showcase Wins: Bigger: 12; Smaller: 6
  • Double Showcase Winners: 2
  • Lowest Winner after winning the Showcase for the Month: Montague Williams ($26,484)
  • Highest Winner after winning the Showcase for the Month: The Ford Family ($130,077)

Let’s Make A Deal

  • Total Perfect Deals This Month(Green): 18
  • Perfect Deal Trash December: 5
  • Total Car wins This Month: 3
  • Car Game Wipeouts For December: 2
  • ZONK Victims: 39
  • Dodged ZONKs: 18
  • Big Deal Stats for the Month: Big Deals: 6; Medium Deals: 4; Small Deals: 7
  • Quickie Deals Won For December: 37/42 (4 Partial)


  • Total Winnings for the Month: $691,059
  • Coryat Score this Month: $877,000
  • Total Lach trash (triple stumpers) for the Month: $160,600+ & 141 Triple Stumpers
  • Correct/Incorrect For the Month: 1157/152
  • Rebounds/Rebound Attempts for the Month: 77/95
  • Unplayed Clues ($ left on board) This Month: 0 ($0)

Wheel of Fortune

  • Total for the Month: $1,242,310
  • This Month’s BANKRUPT Trash: $96,400 + (1 Unknown value of Trip)
  • BR Record: 9 Wins – 13 Losses
  • Lowest Winner of Month: Bree Pecci ($10,500)
  • Highest Winner of Month: Laura Fagan ($92,190)

Contestant of the Week for December 26-30, 2022

Ray LaLonde is your Contestant of the Week remaining as champ going into the new year! And this week also ended w/ a TOTAL CLEAN SWEEP for Daily Doubles & FJ!.

Sole honorable mention: Sharif Nasr started the week becoming our THIRD DOUBLE SHOWCASE WINNER THIS SEASON!!!

Alexandra Cook is your Zonk Contestant of the Week and nominee for WORST CONTESTANT OF SEASON 4O OF WHEEL OF FORTUNE. As if this episode wasn’t already hampered w/ duds, Alexandra had not one, not two, but THREE BAFFLING ONES costing her big money (two of which in the same round)…

_ _ _ N T _ _ N
_ H _ P P _ N _

M thinking of MOUNTAIN for the first word (UGH! -__-) in R2 to throw away $14,150, and in R3…

_ _ A C _ _ R _ N _
A C C _ M M _ D A _ _ _ N S

L to leave $11,450 sitting there (eventual winner Maggie Polk repeated the A’s after this, and she tried to change it but was too late), but then she was given another chance at it a little later…

_ _ A C H _ R _ N T
A C C _ M M _ D A T _ _ N S

…but she BOMBS OUT on the very next pick of W while on $3,500, so $12,100 goes down the drain for her.

Dishonorable mentions:

-Janel Zelli went all the way for the $10K in Grand Game but unfortunately went over the target price w/ the aluminum wrap, tumbled to $0, and as it would turn out, cost us a perfect PG show.

-Oh boy, Thursday’s episode of Wheel was, to say the least, AN EPIC FAIL. It could mostly be blamed on BANKRUPTs, but still it was VERY PAINFUL to watch. Firstly, this is where it all started — I WROTE IT ON A STICKY NOTE that Joseph Moore would make an unnecessary house minimum solve in R1 after a PAINFUL BANKRUPT flushed $9,850 away from Mary Guenthart. And also, R2 was hampered w/ penalty spins which resulted in only $800 over the minimum (assuming both opening toss-ups were solved) being given away to this point. Same for R3, and…

M _ / _ _ _ N _ / N E _
_ _ _ M _ _ _ T

Joseph FLUNKS OUT w/ Oand we got a $0 prize puzzle win as Bree Pecci makes the same mistake as him from R1 (although Pat said “You mean you don’t want to spin the wheel after the bankrupt festival?” and she responded w/ “not after two in a row”). And then we had this on the first RHYME TIME triple toss-up…

L E G A L / _ A G L E

Mary goes overboard by a letter w/ LEGAL BEAGLEso we have already a record pace of our fourth TRIPLE STUMPER at this of the season — UGH. -__- Although we had extra time in R4, it didn’t matter because…

_ T _ _ I N G / O _ _
I N T O / _ _ _ _ E

Mary makes a CRITICAL PURCHASE of U. Also, Josephcalls a singular R instead of the multiple F’s. And if the maingame wasn’t bad enough, guess which BR category Bree picked? You guessed it, THING. -___- That was A BOLD CHOICE by her to pick that category… for all the wrong reasons as she loses the $45K and becomes the new lowest-scoring winner this season (and she was JUST $250 SHORT of setting a new RECORD-LOW winning total of the Triple Toss-Up era). This puts 2/23, 3/30 & 6/1 from last season to shame. -___-

Wheel of Fortune Season 40 Week 16 Stats

Total for this Week: $253,214
-Maingame: $173,214
-BR Wins: $80K

Total for the Season: $4,572,889
-Maingame: $3,148,024
-BR Wins: $1,424,865

Prize Wedge Wins: 22

Gift Tag Wins: 23

MW Wins: 7
MW was Flipped-Declined: 31-7
MW Flip was $10KBANKRUPT: 12-19
$10K MW was Next to LaT$650: 10-21

EXPRESS was Played-Passed: 21-3
Gone all the Way: 11
Stopped Too Soon: 0
Crashes: 10

WC Usages: 15
-Maingame: 2 (on $3,500)
-BR: 13

5-Round Games: 7

Perfect Rounds: 36

Gooseegg Victims: 16

Toss-Up Triple Stumpers: 4

Triple Toss-Up Sweeps: 10 (4 swept every Toss-Up)

Red Winners: 33
Yellow Winners: 23
Blue Winners: 24

Players who Needed the PP to Win: 22 (16 lost BR)

Average Maingame Winning Score this Week: $21,293 (-$3,925)
Average Maingame Winning Score this Season: $25,329 (-$269)

This Week’s BANKRUPT Trash: $18,800
Total BANKRUPT Trash for the Season: $339,698 + 1 trip of unknown value
Biggest Known BANKRUPT: $10,550 (Dec. 19)
Biggest Known BANKRUPT Trash in a Game: $21,500 (Nov. 22)

BANKRUPT Trash-Free Games: 10
BANKRUPT-Free Games: 4
Penalty Spin-Free Games: 6

WCs: Week: 1, Season: 18
MDWs: Week: 0, Season: 8
$10K MWs: Week: 0, Season: 0
Prize Wedges: Week: 0, Season: 4
Gift Tags: Week: 1, Season: 7

Unclaimed Cardboard
: Week: 0, Season: 13
$10K MWs: Week: 1, Season: 5
Prize Wedges: Week: 1, Season: 10
Gift Tags: Week: 1, Season: 18

Unused WCs: 7
Unused MDWs: 4

Top Winning Totals

  1. $123,090 (Sept. 14)
  2. $97,454 (Nov. 17)
  3. $92,190 (Dec. 12)

Top Maingame Winning Scores

  1. $52,384 (Nov. 17)
  2. $52,190 (Dec. 12)
  3. $49,120 (Dec. 20)

Bottom Winning Totals

  1. $10,500 (Dec. 29)
  2. $12,130 (Oct. 21)
  3. $12,350 (Dec. 23)

Season-High Week: WHEEL of FORTUNE XL ($422,670)
Season-Low Week: Veterans Week ($185,209)


Start of Round 4: 56
Middle of Round 4: 17
Start of Round 5+: 6
Middle of Round 5+: 1

Spun by Red: 29
Spun by Yellow: 21
Spun by Blue: 30

Final Spin Amounts
$1,500: 26
$1,550: 5
$1,600: 8
$1,650: 15
$1,700: 11
$1,800: 1
$1,850: 4
$1,900: 7
$6K: 3

Final Spins Edited Out: 9


BR Win Record: 33-47 (.413)

PBRWs: 0
4-1 Weeks: 1
3-2 Weeks: 6
2-3 Weeks4
1-4 Weeks: 3

MDBRs: 5

Letter Combo Wipeouts: 4 (TOTAL TRAINWRECKS: 0)

BR Categories
EVENT: 6/14; 3-3
FOOD & DRINK: 6/11; 3-3
FUN & GAMES: 3/5; 2-1
IN THE KITCHEN: 2/2; 1-1
LIVING THING(S): 3/3; 2-1
PERSON/PEOPLE: 9/17; 4-5
PHRASE: 25/66; 7-18
PLACE(S): 8/18; 5-3
THING(S): 4/80; 0-4
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 10/13; 4-6

BR Prizes
CAR: 9/22
$40K: 18/45
$45K: 5/8
$50K: 1/2
$100K (or $1M): 0/3

Car Wins

  • 2 BMW X3s
  • 1 Ford Mustang GT
  • 3 MINI Cooper S Hardtops 2dr (2 yellow, 1 red)
  • 1 Ford Explorer XLT
  • 1 Mercedes-Benz GLB250
  • 1 Lincoln Corsair

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

BR Wins Despite Losing WC to BANKRUPT: 2
Non-$100K Wins After Losing MDW to BANKRUPT: 2

My Weekly Rating: 4 (F+) (Thursday tanked my rating BIG TIME)

Reminder that a new episode of the awful Season 3 of Celeb Wheel (if you are willing to watch) will air on Jan. 4 8/7c on ABC coinciding w/ the TPiR At Night Redemption Special airing on CBS.

Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 🎉🎆

Jeopardy Season 39 Week 16 Stats

While clearly not as dominant as the likes of Cris, Ray has certainly proved his ToC-worthiness.

Total winnings for this Week: $176,600

Total winnings for the Season: $3,000,181

Total combined Coryat for this Week: $196,400

Total combined Coryat for the Season: $3,324,400

Total Lach trash (triple stumpers) for this Week: $30,800 from 27 triple stumpers

Total Lach trash (triple stumpers) for the Season: $711,400 from 637 triple stumpers

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

-This Week: $42,800
-Season: $695,600


-This Week: 268/42
-Season: 4,789/725

Rebounds/Rebound Attempts

-This Week: 21/29
-Season: 346/434

Unplayed Clues ($ left on board)

-This Week: 0 ($0)
-Season: 13 ($10,400)

Most Unplayed Clues
-Day: 4 (Nov. 8)
-Week: 4 (2x)

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

Best Weekly Winnings: $209,622 (Wk. 5)
Worst Weekly Winnings: $122,677 (Wk. 3)

Best Individual Coryat: $34,000 (Cris Pannullo; Oct. 14)
Worst Individual Coryat: $200 (Jo Austin; Oct. 6; Regular Play); -$1,100 (Jalen Rose; Oct. 9; Celeb J!); -$5,800 (Jessica Stephens; Nov. 7; Tournament of Champions)

Best Combined Coryat: $49,600 (Nov. 28)
Worst Combined Coryat: $27,800 (2x; Regular Play); $27,600 (Oct. 18; Second Chance); $26,000 (2x; Tournament of Champions)

Best Weekly Coryat: $210,000 (Wk. 14)
Worst Weekly Coryat: $161,200 (Wk. 3)

Lowest One-Day Lach Trash: $1,400 (Oct. 16; Celeb J! (This was also matched in Regular Play on Dec. 29))
Biggest One-Day Lach Trash: $18,200 (Sept. 28)

Least Maingame Triple Stumpers for One Day: 2 (Oct. 16; Celeb J! (This was also matched in Regular Play on Dec. 29))
Most Maingame Triple Stumpers for One Day: 15 (2x)

Least Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one day: $1,000 (Nov. 22)
Most Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one day: $13,800 (Sept. 19; Regular Play); $14,000 (Oct. 24; Second Chance); $15,900 (Oct. 2; Celeb J!); $19,800 (Nov. 8; Tournament of Champions)

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: $29,000 (Wk. 14)
Most Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less-double correct responses) in one week: $60,600 (Wk. 8)

Biggest One-Day Score: $71,821 (Cris Pannullo;  Nov. 24)

$50,000+ Wins: 3

Biggest Champions: Cris Pannullo ($748,286; Regular Play); Jessica Stephens ($35,000; Second Chance Tournament 1); Rowan Ward ($35,000; Second Chance Tournament 2); Amy Schneider ($250,000; Tournament of Champions)

Lowest-Scoring Win: $11,599 (David Sibley; Sept. 28; Regular Play); $5,300 (Jessica Stephens; Oct. 21; Second Chance)

Lowest Departure-Score: Andy Tirrell ($15,399 + $2K consolation)

Lowest Score: $0 (9x; Regular Play); -$800 (Renée Russell; Second Chance); -$5,800 (Jessica Stephens; Tournament of Champions)

Lock Games: 37

Lock-Ties: 0

Daily Double Sweeps This Week: 2

  • 3-for-3: 2
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0
  • Other (for Celeb J!): 0

Daily Double Sweeps for the Season: 39

  • 3-for-3: 39 (Two 6-for-6 instances on Celeb J!)
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0
  • Other (for Celeb J!): 0

Perfect DD Weeks: 0

Daily Double Shutouts

-This Week: 0 (None in the 2022 portion of the season!)
-Season: 0

Unplayed Daily Double Clues (DD clues gone to waste)

-This Week: 0
-Season: 0

Final Jeopardy! Sweeps This Week: 2

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

Final Jeopardy! Sweeps for the Season: 13

  • 3-for-3: 12
  • 2-for-2: 1
  • 1-for-1: 0

FJ! Triple Stumpers

-This Week: 0 (Also note that every ep. this week had at least two correct responses!)
-Season: 19

FJ! Busts (Finish with $0)

-This Week: 0 (Champion Busts: 0)
-Season: 20 (Champion Busts: 0)

Aced Games (Must be 3-for-3 each for DDs & FJ): 6

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

Gooseegg Victims Before FJ!: 2 (Champion Gooseeggs: 0)

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

5+-day Champions (Longest Winning Streaks): 2 (21 days; Cris Pannullo)

Champion Win Record: 44-11 (.800)

CHAMPION SWEEPS (5-0 or 4-1 (after starting 0-1)): 6
4-1 Weeks (after starting 1-0): 1
3-2 Weeks: 3
2-3 Weeks: 0
1-4 Weeks: 1

Tiebreakers: 0

Champions Dethroned This Week: 0

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

Champions Dethroned This Season: 11

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 8
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 3

Player of the Week: Ray Lalonde goes to 2023!

Toughest Final Jeopardy! Category: Inconclusive

My Weekly Rating: 8 (B)

Reminder that Mayim Bialik takes over at the helm starting next Monday and new Celeb J! episodes return next Thursday.

The Price is Right Season 51 Week 14 Stats

Minus Wednesday this show has been on a roll as of late! I wonder how much longer we could keep this streak going.

Total This Week: $509,180

Total for the Season: $6,234,140.83 (+ bedroom + S.D. trip + $50K+ Range Rover + phones + games + nail care + turntable pkg. of unknown values)

Pricing Games Won This Week: 18 of 30 (1 partial)

Pricing Games Won This Season: 202 of 386 (40 partials)


-This Week: 0
-Season: 11

Total Perfect PG Shows: 0

Total PG Shutouts: 0

Total Weekly Car Game Shutouts: 1

First Four Victims

-This Week: 2
-Season: 37

Perfect IUFB Bids: 13

IUFB All-Overbids: 3

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

-This Week: 3
-Season: 24

SCSD Bonuses

-$1K: 23
-$11K: 4
-$26K: 1

Spin Offs

-This Week: 2 (One was a bonus)
-Season: 12 (Two were doubles, one was a three-way, one was a bonus)

SCSD Wipeouts (Spun 5 then 100): 2

Showcase Stats

Car Winners’ Showcase (Both car winners went to the showcase): 3

Double Showcase Wins: 3

WSDs (Over by $250 or less): 1

Bigger/Smaller Showcase Won

-This Week: 2/4
-Season: 23/33

High SC Sweeps (incl. DSWs and no DOBs allowed): 1
Low SC Sweeps (incl. DOBs and no DSWs allowed): 3

Biggest Showcase Winners: Simon Hernandez (Regular Play Week; Oct. 26; $92,392); Jason & Ryan Harpole (“Young Sheldon” Twins primetime; Sept. 30; $53,816); Lauren, Katrine & Brian (Friendsgiving; Nov. 23; $34,261); Iris Shapiro (Dream Car Week; Oct. 10; $106,328); Shannon Pfeiffer (Holiday Week (Santas); Dec. 22; $75,943); The Ford Family (Holiday Week (Family); Dec. 23; $176,881)

Lowest Showcase Winner: Montague Williams (Dec. 6; $26,484)

Double Overs: 3

This Week’s Pricing Champion: Sharif Nasr

My Weekly Rating: 8 (B)

Reminder that there will be a TPiR At Night Redemption Special airing on 1/4 8/7c (at the same time of a new episode of the awful season of CWoF) where those who have suffered heartbreaking losses on the show in the past will be given another chance to win big prizes. There will also be a grocery store employees special airing on 1/11.

WoF Quickcap: 12/30/2022


We’ve got a long road to recovery ahead of us after last night’s TRAGEDY. Let’s just close the books on what has been a VERY PAINFUL second half of the wild 2022 and frustrating first four months of the XL season and get this over with.

Last panel left to right of 2022 SETTING PERSONAL GOALS for the new year
Krishna Smith, a lady who loves organizing things and has been to Paris (she was on the Eiffel Tower for New Year’s Eve) and Kenya (she hanged out w/ one of her best friends and has fed giraffes and other animals) from L.A.
Sterlin Barkley, a songwriter/producer as well as a fan of the boy band New Edition married to Edrine for 16 years w/ three sons from Atlanta
Sandy Legler, a mom of two daughters (Hannah and Sophie) and a member of a roller skating group called the Skating Mamas from Castaic, CA (hometown not mentioned on air)

Final Scores: Krishna: $3K/Sterlin: $15,500 cash & C.R./Sandy: $20,650 cash & Nashville

GT: $39,150
Sterlin’s Bankrupt Trash: $4,100 + WC

Scary moments

-On the opening toss-up…

_ _ T T I _ _ G
_ E _ S O N A _ / G O A _ S

Even though it fits, Sandy, ain’t no way SETTING SEASONAL GOALS is gonna work.

-In R1…

_ _ R N S
_ _ T S / &
_ _ _ _ _ N E S S

Sterlin calls a C for CRITICAL DUD to throw away $5,450 and, as it would ultimately turn out, the game.

-R3 was a BANKRUPT-fest.

Generic categories to bid adieu to 2022: PERSON/THING/PHRASE

$100K Bonus Round: The ghost of Merv Griffin, the ORIGINAL FOUNDER of this show, laughs as Sandy becomes this week’s other Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 loser.

My Rating: 5 (D) (no thanks to all those BANKRUPTs in R3)

Contestant of the Year 2022

Contestant(s) of the Year: Amy Schneider wins the 2022 ToC; Ryan Zsiga wins $100K+ the hard way on Wheel XL premiere week; The Lebonese dance troupe Mayyas win $1M becoming the 17th AGT champs; Taylor Hale not only becomes the first African-American HouseGuest to win Big Brother but also the first to win America’s Favorite HouseGuest, and she was awarded $800K ($750K for the championship, plus $50K for being the winning HouseGuest) for that

Honorable Mentions: Andrew He and Sam Buttery were the other finalists along w/ Amy; and don’t forget about Ryan Long and Mattea Roach; We had a PBRW on Wheel for the second yr. in a row; Lorraine & Mark Mendiola went against all odds on the TPiR primetime special and won a difficult setup of Cliffhangers & went to face the Yuns in the showcase w/ $55,526 (both couples were car game winners, BTW)

Zonk Contestant(s) of the Year: Jake Marvin came totally unprepared on the 7/5 ep. of J!; Christy Snider WSD’d by $34 in a double over; Nicholas Garabedian foolishly bid $52K on his trip/boat showcase and was over by a whopping $17,843 on what has to have been one of the DUMBEST overbids in the show’s history; Monica’s One Fish, Two Fish Car Pong fiasco resulting in her not getting a single ball into one cup leaving the game empty-handed; Robyn Brewer’s sloppy performance after a painful BANKRUPT and her search for a husband got harder; Alejandra Gomez-Murillo’s brutal playing of Triple Play losing out on a potential $140K in cash and prizes; Same story as Alejandra for Sandra, Linda & Kathleen during the Friendsgiving special; Zach Flax paid a hefty price for his greed because in the Bonus Round on PYL he was close to approaching the $500K mark to win $1 million and left w/ a measly $27,750 ($25K in the last spin plus $2,750 from the maingame) due to his unnecessary Whammy

Best Moments: Double $100K win Celeb Wheel episode on 10/9; More $100K wins on Wheel including the first-ever instance of not two but three in a row (and also the first time that many had occurred in the same wk.); Melissa Parrigo wins a ’22 Audi E-Tron worth a whopping $123,950 from 10 Chances; Mike Halpern celebrating his $100K win by making confetti angels; Zakia gives up a Jeep for a 111-day $76,006 cruise; Joel Madden wins $100K rebounding from his $1M loss

Worst Moments: Awful quarterfinals round of the J! National College Championship (especially the last games); Disastrous month of June for J!; The nightmare of Hawaii Week on Wheel which was indeed one of the worst weeks of the entire series; Awful Season 3 of Celeb Wheel save for few highlights; Andre Rush’s brutal playing of One Die Galaxy w/ a $347,093 Lamborghini in play; FEATHER IN YOUR CAP fiasco and its sequels; Kristine Thompson dropping the F-bomb on Wheel; A WHOPPING NINE AIRED DUDS (four in a row (incl. a very baffling F call early on) and then after the good C another five in a row) during S-U on the 4/6 WoF ep.; Three straight BD skunks for the first time since May 2015 and first before Easter since 2018; Megan Wachspress won a measly $401 on her fifth game which resulted in her setting a record for lowest five-day score in modern J! history; Alane Delinski almost instantly becomes a $1M loser in the Bellamie Blackstone era; Joel Madden becomes the second celebrity to lose $1M on Celeb Wheel; Both XL weeks so far had $100K losses on Day 2; Possibly the first-ever instance of four straight BD knockouts on LMaD late November (and also a car game gooseegg for that month, and that is believed to be the worst month in the show’s entire history)

J! Quickcap: 12/30/2022

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Last pair of challengers before we say goodbye to 2022
-Isaac Rabbani, a graduate student from Philadelphia
-Kristin Jacobsen, a retired Naval officer from Burke, VA

Hoping to hustle to a dozen for 2023: Ray Lalonde (11-day $311,500)

Correct/Incorrect: 56/4
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 4/4

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

Coryat Score: $45,600 (+$1,600 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $5,200 from 4 triple stumpers (+$3,800 and +2 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,200 (-$5,400 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 3

Pre-FJ! Scores: Ray: $22,800/Isaac: $20,100/Kristin: $10,600 (Combined: $53,500)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: CLEAN SWEEP OUT OF ’22

Winner: Ray ($42,800 (12-day $354,300))

We will see you in 2023, Ray!

Note that next Monday’s game was taped three weeks after today’s.

My Rating: 10 (A+)

ACED! (Label of perfection)
Talk about a firework of an ending to the year!


TPiR Quickcap: 12/30/2022

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First Four to End 2022: Elizabeth Urwick, Gloria Uribes, Benjamin Mao & Chanun Clayton
Money Game: Gloria ($870) Cashes in a Car win + $63 (GT: $22,018)

Followed By: Joseph Birdsall (his dad was on the show in ’06)
Pick A Number: Elizabeth ($1,743) Picks the Correct Number (GT: $9,656)

Up Next: Vanessa Silva
We got an ALL-OVERBID on the snowblower

Punch A Bunch: Chanun ($646) Ends up with $2,500 (GT: $3,560)

SCSD #1 Winner: Gloria (Default)

Coming on in: Arthur Field
Switch: Vanessa ($1,439) Should had Switched Instead of Staying

Now Entering: Annie Lee-Beasley (Married 35 years)
Bullseye: Benjamin ($2,199) Hits the Bullseye (GT: $10,215)

Arriving on down last in 2022: Anisha Blodgett
Line em’ Up: Annie ($1,575) Lines her way to a Car win (GT: $28,772)

SCSD #2 Winner: Annie (CAR WINNERS IN SHOWCASE #3) (Vanessa got WIPEOUT)

Showcase Winner: Gloria ($56,355)

Total Games won: 4 out of 6 (1 Partial) – Total Winnings: $109,997

My rating: 8

Skipps’ Rating: 8 (B-) (bad middle portion)

Good News Bull (not to be confused w/ the Stamp of Approval)