Contestant of the Week for November 28-December 2, 2022

Cris Pannullo has sole possession of Contestant of the Week this time around surviving some tough competition to make it through the week now w/ a 20-day total of $710,865! Not to mention we had another SEASON-HIGH combined Coryat on Monday in a game where Cris went into FJ! w/ $39,800 which was BARELY a runaway. And he also made gutsy wagers on Tuesday to come from behind and win after an otherwise underwhelming game.

Honorable mentions:

-After the November car game GOOSEEGG on LMaD Jenn snapped that month-plus-long drought w/ a win on Accelerator to start December.

-BD losing streak ended on Wednesday on the day this month’s fate was sealed.

-Monday through Thursday saw four prize trip wedge wins and no BANKRUPTs on Wheel, and Gina Gonzalez-Scallon representing Puerto Rico made me proud as a fellow L.I. native by becoming this season’s first $50K winner during that stretch (and speaking of Long Islanders, we also had one on J! Thursday in the form of Jeri Zulli from East Setauket, and also on that same day, we had a whopping $59,546 GT before the second of two consecutive MDBRs and third over the last two weeks after not having one since late Sept.), although a bid for a clean sweep in both those categories ultimately fell short on Friday (PBRW bid already ended on Wednesday although we wouldn’t have got it anyway after securing a winning BR week Thursday and ending 3-2).

Couple Elliott & Bo from LMaD are your Zonk Contestants of the Week after trading away their trip to Queen Kapiolani Hotel worth $8,254 to go for the Big Deal but ended up w/ the Small Deal to trigger A FOURTH CONSECUTIVE BD KNOCKOUT (after April triggered a third straight one for the first time since Oct. 2017) POSSIBLY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN THE SHOW’S ENTIRE 60-YEAR HISTORY (or at least the history of the show’s current iteration), and oh boy things were looking really bad to start the week as any perfect deals won at the point were all traded away (but thankfully the week somewhat turned around from there).

Dishonorable mentions:


-Not to take away from the car game drought being snapped on 12/1, we did have a heartbreaking bailout in Remember When.

-Sonia Magwood Morales became the first civilian on Wheel this season to make the grave mistake of picking THING for her MDBR and triggered a TAPING-DAY WASHOUT on the Veterans Week set, although luckily she only lost the $40K and ended up being off the hook in a disappointing Friday episode.

-Thursday’s FJ! clue disturbed some viewers w/ the NSFW word in the title of a Shakespearean play (on a G-rated show!), which, surprisingly, didn’t receive backlash from the media, but the contestants that day did go VIRAL for not knowing who Gene Kelly is. Click the “Read More” tag and scroll down further if you would like to see the full clue (READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED)…

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Wheel of Fortune Season 40 Week 12 Stats

Total for this Week: $352,153
-Maingame: $228,303
-BR Wins: $123,850

Total for the Season: $3,465,725
-Maingame: $2,360,860
-BR Wins: $1,104,865

Prize Wedge Wins: 16

Gift Tag Wins: 18

MW Wins: 5
MW was Flipped-Declined: 25-6
MW Flip was $10KBANKRUPT: 9-16
$10K MW was Next to LaT$650: 9-16

EXPRESS was Played-Passed: 15-2
Gone all the Way: 8
Stopped Too Soon: 0
Crashes: 7

WC Usages: 10
-Maingame: 1 (on $3,500)
-BR: 9

5-Round Games: 6

Perfect Rounds: 28

Gooseegg Victims: 12

Toss-Up Triple Stumpers: 3

Triple Toss-Up Sweeps: 7 (2 swept every Toss-Up)

Red Winners: 26
Yellow Winners: 17
Blue Winners: 17

Players who Needed the PP to Win: 16 (11 lost BR)

Average Maingame Winning Score this Week: $30,351 (+$7,863)
Average Maingame Winning Score this Season: $25,118 (+$476)

This Week’s BANKRUPT Trash: $2,850
Total BANKRUPT Trash for the Season: $246,148
Biggest Known BANKRUPT: $10K (Nov. 22)
Biggest Known BANKRUPT Trash in a Game: $21,500 (Nov. 22)

BANKRUPT Trash-Free Games: 7
BANKRUPT-Free Games: 4
Penalty Spin-Free Games: 4

WCs: Week: 1, Season: 11
MDWs: Week: 1, Season: 7
$10K MWs: Week: 0, Season: 0
Prize Wedges: Week: 0, Season: 3
Gift Tags: Week: 0, Season: 3

Unclaimed Cardboard
: Week: 1, Season: 12
$10K MWs: Week: 1, Season: 4
Prize Wedges: Week: 0, Season: 7
Gift Tags: Week: 0, Season: 12

Unused WCs: 7
Unused MDWs: 4

Top Winning Totals

  1. $123,090 (Sept. 14)
  2. $97,454 (Nov. 17)
  3. $87,240 (Sept. 16)

Top Maingame Winning Scores

  1. $52,384 (Nov. 17)
  2. $46,690 (Nov. 15)
  3. $43,550 (Nov. 14)

Bottom Winning Totals

  1. $12,130 (Oct. 21)
  2. $13,650 (Oct. 10)
  3. $15K (Nov. 16)

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


Start of Round 4: 41
Middle of Round 4: 13
Start of Round 5+: 5
Middle of Round 5+: 1

Spun by Red: 22
Spun by Yellow: 17
Spun by Blue: 21

Final Spin Amounts
$1,500: 19
$1,550: 4
$1,600: 6
$1,650: 10
$1,700: 10
$1,850: 2
$1,900: 6
$6K: 3

Final Spins Edited Out: 6


BR Win Record: 25-35 (.417)

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

MDBRs: 4

Letter Combo Wipeouts: 3 (TOTAL TRAINWRECKS: 0)

BR Categories
EVENT: 3/10; 1-2
FOOD & DRINK: 6/10; 3-3
FUN & GAMES: 3/5; 2-1
IN THE KITCHEN: 2/2; 1-1
LIVING THING(S): 1/1; 1-0
PERSON/PEOPLE: 6/12; 2-4
PHRASE: 21/47; 5-16
PLACE(S): 8/16; 5-3
THING(S): 1/60; 0-1

BR Prizes
CAR: 9/19
$40K: 10/31
$45K: 5/6
$50K: 1/1 — about time!
$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: 2

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

My Weekly Rating: 7 (C)

Jeopardy Season 39 Week 12 Stats

Cris faced some tough competition this week who are very much likely to make it into the next Second Chance Tournament(s) (if any). How much longer can he go?

Total winnings for this Week: $199,321

Total winnings for the Season: $2,388,064

Total combined Coryat for this Week: $206,400 (ANOTHER SEASON-HIGH)

Total combined Coryat for the Season: $2,527,600

Total Lach trash (triple stumpers) for this Week: $34,000 from 31 triple stumpers

Total Lach trash (triple stumpers) for the Season: $566,600 from 510 triple stumpers

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

-This Week: $29,600 (almost a new SEASON-LOW)
-Season: $557,200


-This Week: 268/30
-Season: 3,738/584

Rebounds/Rebound Attempts

-This Week: 19/22
-Season: 276/348

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: $206,400 (Wk. 12)
Worst Weekly Coryat: $161,200 (Wk. 3)

Lowest One-Day Lach Trash: $1,400 (Oct. 16; Celeb J!)
Biggest One-Day Lach Trash: $18,200 (Sept. 28)

Least Maingame Triple Stumpers for One Day: 2 (Oct. 16; Celeb J!)
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: $29,400 (Wk. 5)
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 ($710,865; Regular Play; Ongoing); 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: Martha Bath ($30,800 + $2K consolation)

Lowest Score: $0 (8x; Regular Play); -$800 (Renée Russell; Second Chance); -$5,800 (Jessica Stephens; Tournament of Champions)

Lock Games: 29

Lock-Ties: 0

Daily Double Sweeps This Week: 4

  • 3-for-3: 4
  • 2-for-2: 0
  • 1-for-1: 0
  • Other (for Celeb J!): 0

Daily Double Sweeps for the Season: 32

  • 3-for-3: 32 (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
-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: 9

  • 3-for-3: 8
  • 2-for-2: 1
  • 1-for-1: 0

FJ! Triple Stumpers

-This Week: 1
-Season: 15

FJ! Busts (Finish with $0)

-This Week: 0 (Champion Busts: 0)
-Season: 19 (Champion Busts: 0)

Aced Games (Must be 3-for-3 each for DDs & FJ): 5

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 (20 days; Cris Pannullo)

Champion Win Record: 30-5 (.857)

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

Tiebreakers: 0

Champions Dethroned This Week0

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

Champions Dethroned This Season: 5

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 4
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 1

Player of the Week: Cris Pannullo keeps on rolling!

Toughest Final Jeopardy! Category: Children’s Authors

My Weekly Rating: 8 (B)

A reminder that Celeb J! resumes on 1/5/2023, switching to Thursdays, an unexpected schedule change that caused an uproar upon fans.

Let’s Make a Deal Season 14 Week 11 Stats

Can we PLEASE stop having these kinds of droughts w/ the car games?!

Perfect Deal Stats

Total Perfect Deals This Week: 4

Total Perfect Deals for the Season: 64

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

Perfect Deal Trash (Traded Down for SD or MD) for the Season: 21

Total Weekly Perfect Deal Shutouts: 0

Car Game Stats

Total Car Wins This Week: 1

Total Car Wins for the Season: 12 (Fabulous Cars: 1)

Car Game Wipeouts This Week: 0

Car Game Wipeouts This Season: 5

Non-car Wipeouts: 3

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

Total Weekly Car Shutouts: 5

ZONK Victims

-This Week: 12
-Season: 100

Dodged ZONKs

-This Week: 6 (couples count as one)
-Season: 66

Big Deal Stats

BD Win Record: 19-34 (.358)

Big Deal Wins

-This Week: 2
-Season: 19

Medium Deal Wins

-This Week: 0
-Season: 13

Small Deal Wins

-This Week: 3
-Season: 21

BDs Won on Target (Revealed Second): 6/17

$30,000+ Big Deals: 0-3 (largest was a Volkswagen Tiguan SE worth $33,105)

Perfect Big Deal Weeks: 0

Total Big Deal Shutouts: 1

Quickie Deal Stats

Aired Quickie Deals Won This Week: 13/16

Aired Quickie Deals Won This Season: 103/115 (3 partials)

Perfect Aired QD Weeks: 4

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: 5 (D-) (bad first half)

WoF Quickcap: 12/2/2022

Sorry this was late. Took a few detours after getting home.


Today’s set to air on the wk. of 1/9: 🛍️Shopping Spree🛍️

One of these three left to right could make a visit to THE GATEWAY ARCH in St. Louis, MO
Kiley Solomon, a married lady to Tyke (both were camp counselors) w/ a newborn baby son named Fitz from Highlands Ranch, CO (moved from Cincinnati 6 years ago)
Fonzie Carvajal, a foster dad to three boys who has watched the show w/ his dad (and this player made predictions on what letter contestants would pick before they actually pick it) from L.A.
Christine Hoffman, a married lady for 31+ years w/ three adult children (Olivia, Benjamin (Navy officer married to Amy) and Henry (Army officer)) whose mom Marianne encouraged her to be on the show from North Wales, PA

Final Scores: Kiley: $5K/Fonzie: $1K GOOSEEGG/Christine: $29,600 cash & Tulum

Well, no prize wedge sweep this week.

GT: $35,600
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $2,850 + WC + MDW (and no BANKRUPT-free week)

Scary moments

-Well, besides the bad news that we’d have no prize wedge win sweep or BANKRUPT-free week, we just had way too many penalties and we ultimately ended up w/ a $0 prize puzzle win.

-More bad news…

M E _ T I N G / U P

Kiley blows it and is literally MELTING UP while we’re all MEETING UP w/ disappointed faces because we have our THIRD TOSS-UP TRIPLE STUMPER this season — Oy vey.

BR categories: PERSON/F&D/THING

BR Car of the Day: ’23 Nissan Pathfinder

$100K Bonus Round: Christine burns herself spilling A BOWL OF GUMBO on herself and is unable to drive the Nissan Pathfinder, and Sonia is off the hook.

My Rating: 4 (F+)

Mythman’s Rating: 4/10 (Disappointed and Embarrassed At this Show)

Ant0824’s Rating: 4 (Gobsmacked)

Stamp of Rejection v3
Just a disappointing ending to an otherwise good week.

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Fonzie, that was rough. I am sure Richie Cunningham and his friends will throw tomatoes at you.

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

J! Quickcap: 12/2/2022

Seems I’m heading out for my holiday shopping a little later than I anticipated.

And if you would like to read Ryan Long’s story click HERE.


They don’t want to join the list of those who’ve been Pannullo’d
-Ilana Freedman, an occupational therapy assistant from New Orleans, LA
-Josh Gregor, a teacher from Grand Rapids, MI

Clawing towards a Roaring Twenty: Cris Pannullo (19-day $666,744)

I’m surprised the media hasn’t been on to this show about yesterday’s FJ! clue (yet).

Correct/Incorrect: 55/8
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 5/7

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

Coryat Score: $40,000 (-$200 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $6,000 from 5 triple stumpers (-$3,800 and -4 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000 (x2 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 3

Pre-FJ! Scores: Cris: $35,900 (LOCK)/Ilana: $11K/Josh: $1,200 (Combined: $45,700)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: CLEANED UP

Winner: Cris ($44,121 (20-day $710,865))

My Rating: 10 (A+)

Mythman’s Rating: 10/10

ACED! (Label of perfection)


LMaD Quickcap: 12/2/2022

Let's Make a Deal logo

How Many Perfect Deals?: 2

Car Win?: No

Zonk Victims: Sara, Kelly, Helen
Zonk Survivor: Erica (🏳️‍🌈)

Big Deal revealed 2-1-3 (Sarai – Gives up trip to Plaza Hotel in Vegas ($5,940)):
SD (#1): ARTE FINA office incl. ASUS 24″ PC ($4,905)
MD (#2): Square Viking Spa + umbrella & oversized lounger ($10,246)
BD (#3): EVERYTHING incl. trip to the Breakers ($12,284)- W

Quickie Deals:
Clinton (has cat named Kyle): Up to 3 things starting w/ K- M-O
Aimee & Adam: Highlighter (Jonathan)($400)- $
Disco: Anything w/ a date from the ’80s (Tiffany)($300)- $
Loralee: Up to 3 red things- M-O
Samantha: Teabag (Jonathan)($500)- $
Mina: BAND-AID (Tiffany)($300)- X

My Rating: 7 (C-) (thanks to plenty of QDs)