J! Retro Quickcap: 12/5/2016

Today’s challengers
-Matthew Martinez, a draft equipment salesman from San Antonio, TX
-Yi Deng, a subrights assistant from Jersey City, NJ

Returning champion: Tim Aten (1-day $35,000)

Correct/Incorrect: 48/9
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 3/4

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

Coryat Score: $34,800
Lach Trash: $9,800 from 9 triple stumpers
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400

Daily Double Correct Answers: 0 (DDS #5)

This was our fifth Daily Double SKUNKING of the 33rd season which was a dubious pace to this point.

Pre-FJ! Scores: Yi: $12K/Matthew: $7,600/Tim: $6,800 (Combined: $26,400)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1


Winner: Tim ($12,800 (2-day $47,800))

Tim went on a 8-day $100K+ run for Cindy Stowell to go on a 7-day $100K+ run after during that same 15-day stretch.

Cindy unfortunately died of stage IV cancer on the same day this episode aired before her run was shown on television. Prior to her appearance, she had been given a prognosis that she had only months to live. May she Rest In Peace.

Meanwhile, Tim got as far as a third place finish in Game 3 of the Semifinals (made it there via wildcard) of the 2017 Tournament of Champions.

deepscan’s Rating: 3 out of 10 (Losing show)

My Rating: 3 (F)

Skipps’ Rating: 3 (F)


CWoF Quickcap: 12/6/2022 — 🎄HOLIDAY SPECIAL🎄

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Celebs on this special night
Kal Penn, actor & author featured in the movie Smile, Paramount Plus, and Surina & Mel’s “Hot Mess Holiday” playing for Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project, a community development organization in Brooklyn
Shasheer Zamata, actress & comedian who was on SNL for four years, now abc’s “Home Economics” who has a holiday episode airing this week; she’s currently in two other series: Woke on Hulu and a podcast with her best friend Nicole Byer (she was on the show on Feb. 11, 2021) and is playing for SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition, an organization that helps the unhoused community get the resources they need and get political recognition
Jack Black, actor & singer who was on the film The Holiday and in the post-Super Bowl episode of The Office with Cloris Leachman, also does a lot of voiceover stuff and will be featured in the upcoming Super Mario movie along with Chris Pratt; he’s playing for 24th Street Theatre, an organization that teaches theater to intercity youths and kids all across Los Angeles County (FUN FACT: Jack will be starring as Bowser in that movie)

Game 1

Final Scores: Sasheer: SHUTOUT/Jack: $41,650/Kal: $16K

G1 GT: $57,650
G1 Bankrupt Trash: $6,750 + MDW

Scary moments

-Once again, this whole half w/ all those duds & repeats, especially R3 (and we got a $0 puzzle win in R1).

Favorable category set: THINGS/AtH/F&D

…or so I thought. OK, who’s encouraging all these contestants to pick that category?!?! -___-

$100K Bonus Round: Jack does not notice the $50K hidden under these RED RIBBONS. Even w/ this category choice that’s no excuse for why this wasn’t solved.

Game 2

Final Scores: SasheerDOUBLE SHUTOUT ($30K min.)/Jack: $43,900 ($85,550 so far)/Kal: $11K ($30K min.)

G2 GT: $54,900
G2 Bankrupt Trash: $1,500

Scary moments

-We got two $0 puzzle wins, in R1 because…

F U L L – _ I _ E
L E _ / L A M P

Jack is for sure gonna go viral after he misses w/ DELUXE FULL-TIME LEG LAMP. And as for R2, due to an unfortunate LaT rearing its ugly head on Sasheer. At least R3 which was a full S-U wasn’t a total disaster this time (likely because there wasn’t a lot of time for it to be).

Categories to hopefully turn this lump of coal into a bundle of joy: F&G/THINGS/WAYD?

$100K Bonus Round: Those disappointed Wheel-Watchers are gonna be not-so-playfully THROWING SNOWBALLS at Jack for missing this easy $25K solve.

Charity Winnings: $145,550

This is taking a deep nosedive. -___-

My Rating: 4 (F+)

Skipps’ Rating: (Game 1: 2 (F-)) (G2 & Overall: 3 (F))

Mythman’s Rating: Gobsmacked 3/10

This was such a huge lump of coal for Sasheer.

WoF Quickcap: 12/6/2022

Don’t forget to tune in to ABC primetime (8/7c) tonight for the Celebrity Wheel holiday special!


Ohana means family with these next Secret Santas
Taryn Williams, a coffee mug collector who graduated from law school, makes her own candles and wine, and enjoys going to Dodgers and Lakers games from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
James Valletti, a guy who casted and directed a high school theater production featuring Lady Gaga from Palm Springs, CA
Gina Leary, a registered nurse for 35 years married to Nat w/ three adult children (and at this couple’s wedding reception, she wore the Minnie ears w/ the veil while he wore the top hat w/ Mickey ears) from Eustis, FL

Final Scores: Gina: $2K/Taryn: $25,664 cash & cruise/James: $31,550 (and all of that was from within the first two rds.!!!)

GT: a whopping $59,214
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $4,450 + WC

Scary moments

-There were two many penalties in Rds. 2&3.

-We almost had a TRIPLE STUMPER on the second triple toss-up.


$100K Bonus Round: James isn’t AVOIDING HURDLES (those of which are Bellamie & Co.’s budget-saving setups) for $40K.

My Rating: 6 (D+) (too many duds)

J! Quickcap: 12/6/2022

Jeopardy! has announced they will be doing a High School Reunion tournament.

Today’s challengers 
-Meghan Mello, an athletic trainer from North Smithfield, RI
-Andy Tirrell, a political science & international relations professor from S.D.

This is what he must do to move to 22 and that’s to win: Cris Pannullo (21-day $748,286)

Correct/Incorrect: 50/9
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 3/5

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

Coryat Score: $32,200 (-$3,800 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $10,600 from 9 triple stumpers (-$400 and +/-0 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,200 (+$4,200 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 2

Pre-FJ! Scores: Cris: $12,600/Andy: $11,900/Meghan: $4,200 (Combined: $28,700)

I think missing that second Daily Double cost him dearly.

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1

Winner: Andy ($15,399)

Cris departs w/ $749,286, comfortably in 5th in regular-play winnings and less than $30K in back of David Madden for 7th in all-time winnings, and top-spot in the 2023-24 ToC roster!

And Andy Saunders has some irony for us: “Andy [Tirrell] is the first player in regular play to come back from being in the negatives after the Jeopardy! round to win the game since Matt Amodio (in Matt’s 22nd game, ironically enough) on September 16, 2021.”

We have these opponents for the giant-killer, Tammy Groner from Hamilton, NJ and Ron Cheung from Lakewood, OH.

My Rating: 5 (D)

LMaD Quickcap: 12/6/2022

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Perfect Deals: 2…

Mileage Markers ended in a TOTAL TRAINWRECK

Car Wins?: Nope

Zonk Victims: Taylor, Kazukoa
Zonk Survivor: Adrianna & Ojay(Couple)

BD revealed 3-1-2 (Adrianna & Ojay (by Default)- forfeit Prizes Totaling $10,420):
SD (#3): Trip to Hotel Triton ($4,838)
MD (#2): LG kitchen + Equo products ($8,495)- M.O.
BD (#1): $21,585 (revealed Second)


Total Perfect Deals is now at: 1

Colleen & Mike: Hot dog packet ($300)- X
Mychelle: Piece of cheese (J)($400)- $
Sara: Dog collar (T)($500)- $

My Rating: 6

Skipps’ Rating: 5 (D-)

TOO BAD! (Ay Que Mala Suerte Que Perdio)trainwreck-digital-dj-tips
What can we say about Milage Markers, eh?

TPiR Quickcap: 12/6/2022

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First Four: Katherine Scarbo, Raul Villa, Kimberly Nix (USPS rural carrier) & Montague Williams
Cover Up: Kimberly ($1000 + $500 Bonus) Covers the Cost of the Car (GT: $27,958)

Followed By: Terrie Butler
Check-Out: Raul ($570) Completes his Shopping list with a Difference of $0.56 (GT: $5,646)

Up Next: Shree Narkar
One Wrong Price: Terrie ($2,850) Gets Scammed Out of the Trips

SCSD #1 Winner: Raul (Via Spin-Off)

Coming on in: Thomas Touw
Punch a Bunch: Shree ($1,689) Ends up with $500 (why give up $5K with two punches left, though?!) (GT: $2,591)

Now Entering: Cheryl Black
Double Prices: Katherine ($1,210) Doubles Up (GT: $7,610)

Arriving on down: Mary Prieto
Gridlock: Montague ($729) Escapes the FFBC but to Get Stuck in Heavy Traffic

SCSD #2 Winner: Montague (Banked $1,000 – $1,729)

Showcase Winner: Montague ($26,484 – LOWEST WINNER OF SEASON)

Total Games won: 3 out of 6 (1 partial) – Total Winnings: $73,139

My rating: 7

Skipps’ Rating: 5 (D) (tough call, but went downhill in the second half; cheap showcases)

25 Words Quickcap: 12/6/2022


Challengers w/ Dan Bucatinsky: William & Sally (puzzle buddies)
Champs w/ Angelique Cabral: Nicole & Aaron (engaged couple) — 1-day $10K

Round 1
Turn #1 answers: CREW, DEPUTY, KNOB, NORTH POLE & WAITER; Bid: 10 (Angelique)- DQ’d from an illegal clue for WAITER and also passed on CREW
Turn #2 answers (William v. Nicole): DRIZZLE, TAILOR, AXLE, BRADY & LIE; Bid 17 (Dan)- Gets LIE on the wire

Superfan of the Day: Sylvia (KTXH MY20 Vision- has puppy named Cookie)

Turn #3 answers: PUDDLE, HOVER, DRESSER, TUCK & FOUL; Bid: 17 (Sally)- This playing was literally FOUL and champs go on board (Challengers: 500; Champs: 250)

Round 2
Green Words (250): SWEET POTATO, YELLOW, BLESS YOU (Dan), 747 (Angelique) & CURTAIN (Dan)
Yellow Words (500): DAMAGE (Dan), FAMILY GUY (Angelique), GHOST STORY, CRANBERRY SAUCE (Dan) & CONNECT (Angelique)
Red Words (1000): TREMBLE (Angelique), FORTUNATE (Dan), WONDERFUL (Angelique), DETER & SKEE-BALL

At Stake: Dan (2500); Angelique (3250)

Challengers: SWEEP ‘EM ALL (4K)
Champs (Must sweep to win): Miss tremble (Nicole & Aaron depart w/ novica plus $10K)

Money Round (William): Gets all of them for $10K

My Rating: 6 (D+)

Ant0824’s Rating: 7

25 Words Retro Quickcap: 9/19/2019 (Day)

A retro 25 Words Season 1 Quickcap to tidy us over while we still wait for the results of the preempted 12/5 episode.

Playing w/ Dan Bucatinsky & Lisa Ann: Kimiko, a special ed teacher for 20+ yrs. & GARFIELD collector
Playing w/ Betsy & Dr. Drew: Patrick (🏳️‍🌈), a USC worker married to another man (he got his doctorate there)

Round 1
Turn #1 answers (Lisa Ann v. Betsy): VAULT, JULIA ROBERTS, MICROSOFT, FOUNTAIN & BULLSEYE; Bid: 16 (Lisa)- Lisa made a splash at FOUNTAIN right on time
Turn #2 answers: RECIPE, ARTIST, COTTON CANDY, THREAD & HISTORY; Bid: 18 (Patrick)- Patrick ran the board w/ a sec left
Turn #3 answers: SOUTH, WILLY WONKA, TELEVISION, UNIFORM & CROISSANT; Bid: 14 (Dr. Drew)- Dr. Drew didn’t get uniform (Patrick: 250; Kamiko: 500)

Round 2
Green Words (250): SRIRACHA (Kimiko), JUNIOR, “PLANET OF THE APES” (Patrick), DEW & YES (Patrick)

At Stake: Patrick (3000); Kimiko (3250)

Patrick: Only missed BEAR REPELLENT (2250)
Kimiko: Only got SRIRACHA (eBags)

Money Round: Patrick only got six words and would have to settle for 5n at Pineapple Beach Club.

My Rating: 5 (D) (fizzled out as the ep. went on)