Contestant of the Week for December 5-9, 2022

Ben York is your Contestant of the Week winning $452,399 cash & prizes from the Press Your Luck holiday special on Tuesday! A completely different night from the awful Celebrity Wheel holiday special from that night.

Honorable mentions:

-Cris Pannullo concluded his 21-day $748,286 run Tuesday.

-Nicolette Saldano won an astounding $31,500 from five chips on Plinko, a regular episode record!

-We had some big maingame scores on this week’s first part of Disney Secret Santa, which included a cruise worth a whopping $17,800 (holy cow! 🤯) which is possibly the biggest Prize Puzzle prize ever given away in Wheel of Fortune history! We also have James Valletti’s $31,550 all-cash total and all of it came before R3! Although the rest of the week overall is not really worth talking about.

-Keynessa and Ondria are your Co-Superheroes of the Week.

Doug Roberts and Nick Beldoc are your Zonk Contestants of the Week losing their chances at $100K in $100K Pyramid.

Dishonorable mentions:

-How Monica Reasor made it through auditions for Friday’s Wheel episode without ever being at any Disney parks in her life is beyond me. It really showed w/ her gameplay. First we had this…

S _ L K
O F / _ _ E

She blows it w/ P for phooey — did she really think the last word would be IPE or PIE?! -__- And then in R3…

_ U N _ R E _ S / O _

She goes on much to our dismayand the BANKRUPT near $650 snatches the $1,850 and WC. And Jordan Moss does the same on the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $1,150 — Not very well played, you two. -__- Kate Mock Elliott (who eventually racked up $48,132 cash & Disney vacations) does the same thing too although with nothing to risk unlike her opponents to go for the multiple D’s hoping for a bigger spin. Monica then repeats the T dud during a very long S-U round thus sealing her fate w/ a DESERVING $1K LUMP OF COAL and nomination for WORST CONTESTANT OF SEASON 40 WHEEL. Naturally after that, we were GRINCHED for the second time this season and first ever during Secret Santa.

-Jack Black may have made us laugh and kept us on the edge of our seats, but the Celebrity Wheel holiday special was AWFUL in nearly every aspect, and two of the easiest puzzles this season both went unsolved. It broke me personally and drained out my holiday spirit, so much so that I (along w/ Adam Alam) decided to stop watching for the season (& series if it’s not renewed for a fourth season; I’d be VERY surprised if it does get renewed). And yes, this has been by far the WORST & LEAST FUN SEASON of Celebrity Wheel and it’s not even finished yet, but I have zero confidence it will get better.

-Another painful week of LMaD. There were no skunkings, but we had three games (two car games) end in TOTAL TRAINWRECKSand we had our FOURTH INSTANCE OF AT LEAST TWO CONSECUTIVE BD KNOCKOUTS THIS SEASON on Monday & Tuesday (second week in a row for those respective days) and a THIRD ONE ON FRIDAY MARKING THE FIRST INSTANCE SINCE MAY 2020 WHERE WE HAD THREE BD KNOCKOUTS IN THE SAME WEEK.

-All the champions on J! following the end of Cris Pannullo this week all O&D’d out.

-Deon & Ellesa’s brutal playing of the Money Round on Thursday’s 25 Words episode where they only managed to get one word which effectively ended our bid for a perfect MR week after locking up a winning week Wednesday. We also had almost no luck w/ returning champions on that show this week also.


Wheel of Fortune Season 40 Week 13 Stats

Even though we had James from Tuesday’s big R1-R2, Mindi & Corrine from Wednesday’s big R3 spin and triple T-U sweep, respectively, and Kate from Friday’s big Friday game incl. that MONSTER of a PP cruise, this wasn’t such a merry week.

Total for this Week: $226,630
-Maingame: $226,630

Total for the Season: $3,692,355
-Maingame: $2,587,490
-BR Wins: $1,104,865

Prize Wedge Wins: 17

Gift Tag Wins: 20

MW Wins: 6
MW was Flipped-Declined: 27-6
MW Flip was $10KBANKRUPT: 10-17
$10K MW was Next to LaT$650: 10-17

EXPRESS was Played-Passed: 17-2
Gone all the Way: 8
Stopped Too Soon: 0
Crashes: 9

WC Usages: 11
-Maingame: 1 (on $3,500)
-BR: 10

5-Round Games: 6

Perfect Rounds: 29

Gooseegg Victims: 13

Toss-Up Triple Stumpers: 3

Triple Toss-Up Sweeps: 9 (3 swept every Toss-Up)

Red Winners: 28
Yellow Winners: 18
Blue Winners: 19

Players who Needed the PP to Win: 18 (13 lost BR)

Average Maingame Winning Score this Week: $28,743 (-$1,608)
Average Maingame Winning Score this Season: $25,396 (+$278)

This Week’s BANKRUPT Trash: $31,050
Total BANKRUPT Trash for the Season: $277,198
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: 3, Season: 14
MDWs: Week: 0, Season: 7
$10K MWs: Week: 0, Season: 0
Prize Wedges: Week: 0, Season: 3
Gift Tags: Week: 1, Season: 4

Unclaimed Cardboard
: Week: 0, Season: 12
$10K MWs: Week: 0, Season: 4
Prize Wedges: Week: 1, Season: 8
Gift Tags: Week: 1, Season: 13

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. $48,132 (Dec. 9)
  3. $46,690 (Nov. 15)

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: 46
Middle of Round 4: 13
Start of Round 5+: 5
Middle of Round 5+: 1

Spun by Red: 25
Spun by Yellow: 17
Spun by Blue: 23

Final Spin Amounts
$1,500: 21
$1,550: 4
$1,600: 6
$1,650: 12
$1,700: 10
$1,850: 3
$1,900: 6
$6K: 3

Final Spins Edited Out: 7


BR Win Record: 25-40 (.385)

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

MDBRs: 4

Letter Combo Wipeouts: 4 (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): 2/2; 1-1
PERSON/PEOPLE: 6/13; 2-4
PHRASE: 22/52; 5-17
PLACE(S): 8/16; 5-3
THING(S): 2/65; 0-2
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 7/10; 3-4

BR Prizes
CAR: 9/19
$40K: 10/35
$45K: 5/7
$50K: 1/1
$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: 5 (D-)

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Jeopardy Season 39 Week 13 Stats

Always depressing to see 4+ straight one-and-doners following the end of an ultra-champ run. I hope this streak doesn’t continue into next week.

Total winnings for this Week: $132,416

Total winnings for the Season: $2,520,480

Total combined Coryat for this Week: $188,000

Total combined Coryat for the Season: $2,715,600

Total Lach trash (triple stumpers) for this Week: $47,800 from 41 triple stumpers

Total Lach trash (triple stumpers) for the Season: $614,400 from 551 triple stumpers

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

-This Week: $34,200
-Season: $591,400


-This Week: 256/33
-Season: 3,994/617

Rebounds/Rebound Attempts

-This Week: 11/15
-Season: 287/363

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

Lock Games: 31

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: 34

  • 3-for-3: 34 (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 Week0

  • 3-for-3: 0
  • 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: 2
-Season: 17

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 (21 days; Cris Pannullo)

Champion Win Record: 31-9 (.775)

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: 1

Tiebreakers: 0

Champions Dethroned This Week4

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

Champions Dethroned This Season: 9

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 6
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 3

Player of the Week: Cris Pannullo goes to the ToC!

Toughest Final Jeopardy! Category: U.S. Presidents; Name’s The Same

My Weekly Rating: 5 (D)

Let’s Make a Deal Season 14 Week 12 Stats

I don’t want to see the Big Deal get revealed second again until it’s won in that order.

Perfect Deal Stats

Total Perfect Deals This Week: 7

Total Perfect Deals for the Season: 71

Perfect Deal Trash (Traded Down for SD or MD) This Week: 2

Perfect Deal Trash (Traded Down for SD or MD) for the Season: 23

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: 2

Car Game Wipeouts This Season: 7

Non-car Wipeouts: 4

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

Total Weekly Car Shutouts: 5

ZONK Victims

-This Week: 12
-Season: 112

Dodged ZONKs

-This Week: 6 (couples count as one)
-Season: 72

Big Deal Stats

BD Win Record: 20-38 (.345)

Big Deal Wins

-This Week: 1
-Season: 20

Medium Deal Wins

-This Week: 2
-Season: 15

Small Deal Wins

-This Week: 2
-Season: 23

BDs Won on Target (Revealed Second): 6/20 — This is getting out of hand… -___-

$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: 13/14

Aired Quickie Deals Won This Season: 116/129 (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: 3 (F) (fitting)

The Price is Right Season 51 Week 11 Stats

Total This Week: $390,453

Total for the Season: $4,970,356.83 (+ bedroom + S.D. trip + $50K+ Range Rover + phones + games + nail care of unknown values)

Pricing Games Won This Week: 14 of 30 (4 partials)

Pricing Games Won This Season: 162 of 314 (34 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: 3
-Season: 33

Perfect IUFB Bids: 11

IUFB All-Overbids: 2

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

-This Week: 0
-Season: 19

SCSD Bonuses

-$1K: 16
-$11K: 3
-$26K: 1

Spin Offs

-This Week: 1
-Season: 12 (Two were doubles, one was a three-way)

SCSD Wipeouts (Spun 5 then 100): 1

Showcase Stats

Car Winners’ Showcase (Both car winners went to the showcase): 1

Double Showcase Wins: 1

WSDs (Over by $250 or less): 1

Bigger/Smaller Showcase Won

-This Week: 4/1
-Season: 20/27

High SC Sweeps (incl. DSWs and no DOBs allowed): 0
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)

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

Double Overs: 3

This Week’s Pricing Champion: Amanda Walter

My Weekly Rating: 6 (D+)

25 Words or Less Season 4 Week 11 Stats

Champion Win Record: 27-26 (.509)

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

SuccessfulUnsuccessful R1 bids for this Week: 10-5
-Champions: 5-1
-Challengers: 5-4

SuccessfulUnsuccessful R1 bids for the Season: 118-47
-Champions: 76-25
-Challengers: 42-22

Round 1 Wipeouts: 2

R2 sweeps for this Week: 4
-Champions: 1
-Challengers: 3

R2 sweeps for the Season: 41
-Champions: 21
-Challengers: 20

Sudden Deaths: 6
-Champion Wins: 3
-Challenger Wins: 3

Total Shutouts: 1
-Champions: 0
-Challengers: 1

Automatic Game Overs: 1 (Game Overs Triggered By Shutouts: 0)


MR Win Record: 17-38 (.309)

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


My Weekly Rating: 6 (D+) (Thursday’s disastrous MR result)

TPiR Retro Quickcap: 4/3/2001

Before we do the stats, here is tonight’s dishonorable mention.

First Four: Lawrence, Christina, Brian and Wendy
Freeze Frame: Lawrence ($1,299) got frozen shut from winning anything

Going next: Carrie
Master Key: Brian ($1,164) won the Punch Bowl set (GT: $1,232)

New entrant: Dallan
Swap Meet: Christina ($885) picked up a gold mine (GT: $6,031)

SCSD #1 Winner: Lawrence (Won $1K – $2,299)

Next up: Angeline
Push Over: Carrie ($2,098) pushed over in front of her new piano (GT: $6,993)

Next: Leonard
It’s in the Bag: Wendy (by default; $825) ripped the bag empty

Last: Adam
Dice Game: Adam ($843) rolled a Car Wipeout

SCSD #2 Winner: Adam

Showcase Winner: Adam ($14,396)

Games won: 2 of 6 (1 partial) — Final Total: $31,776

My Rating: 2 (F-)

Skipps’ Rating: 2 (F-)

Flaming Bear

WoF Quickcap: 12/9/2022



FAMILY IS FOREVER whether or not any of these three could avoid falling on the Grinch trap
Kate Mock Elliott, a lady who wrote and starred in a one-woman show that was about the first 10 years of her marriage but comparing the Christmas card version to real life from Cincinnati
Monica Reasor, a lady who has NEVER been to any of the Disney parks in her lifetime from Gulfport, MS
Jordan Moss, a guy whose bar mitzvah theme was Jordan’s Magic Kingdom and his grandma made all the centerpieces out of Disney toys (those toys were donated to a local children’s hospital) from Carlsbad, CA

Final Scores: Monica: DESERVING $1K LUMP OF COAL/Jordan: $9,350/Kate: $48,132 cash & Disney vacations

GT: a whopping $58,482
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $8,650 cash & GC + WC

Scary moments

-R2 was a COAL-FEST full of penalties such as a dud of R for rats on the MW near LaT (Just like we mentioned last Monday, you will have no decision to make) and this…

S _ L K
O F / _ _ E

Monica blows it w/ P for phooey — did she really think the last word would be IPE or PIE?! -__-

-R3 wasn’t much better…

_ U N _ R E _ S / O _

Monica goes on much to our dismayand the BANKRUPT near $650 snatches the $1,850 and WC. And Jordan does the same on the other normal BANKRUPT to lose $1,150 — Not very well played, you two. -__- Kate does the same thing too although with nothing to risk unlike her opponents to go for the multiple D’s hoping for a bigger spin.

-S-U took way too long (we have our second week of full R4 S-Us this season), and way too much was wasted on the obvious along w/ a T repeat sealing Monica’s fate w/ the gooseegg.


$100K Bonus Round: Kate is forced to put $40K (Pat dropped the envelope and it almost seemed like it was going to be the $100K) towards FIXING A LEAK, so we’ve been GRINCHED for the second time this season and first ever during Secret Santa — That was SCROOGEY of Bellamie & Co. right there (even though I had it w/ the A’s).

My Rating: 6 (D+) (not the smoothest ep. save for R1 & triple T-Us)

Ant0824’s Rating: 7

Where’s your holiday spirit, Bellamie? -__-

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Has Monica paid enough attention? -__-

J! Quickcap: 12/9/2022

Today’s tri-state challengers 
-Matthew Ott, an accountant orig. from Boston, MA
-Ellen LaBerge, a lawyer from Syracuse, NY

Returning champion: Sriram Krishnan (1-day $21,800)

Correct/Incorrect: 48/8
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 2/3

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

Coryat Score: $33,600 (-$8,800 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $12,200 from 11 triple stumpers (+$5,600 and +4 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200 (+$3,200 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 2

Pre-FJ! Scores: Sriram: $14,200/Matthew: $11,600/Ellen: $7,800 (Combined: Same as Coryat)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 2

Winner: Matthew ($23,197)

We have gone 1-4 this week for returning champs as Sriram departs w/ $22,800.

My Rating: 6 (D+) (not that great of a game)

LMaD Quickcap: 12/9/2022

Let's Make a Deal logo

How Many Perfect Deals?: 2

Car Win?: No…

…because we have YET ANOTHER TOTAL TRAINWRECK PLAYING of Movin’ On Up.

Zonk Victims: Stacie, Mickey (female), two Michaels, Cheryl (same deal as the second Michael)

Big Deal revealed 3-1-2 (Bridget by default – Gives up 5n trip to Toronto ($6,059) in hopes of a new car or cash for one):
SD (#2): rypen library ($5,027)- M.O.
MD (#3): CIE Tour
BD (#1): $21,890 (revealed second)

ARE YOU ACTUALLY SERIOUS?! THAT’S THE FIRST TIME SINCE MAY 2020 THAT WE’VE HAD THREE BD KNOCKOUTS IN ONE WEEK. This is getting REALLY out of control! 😡 Maybe they should stop offering cash vaults for a while.

How Many Perfect Deals Now?: 1

Aired QDs:
Elizabeth: Eyeliner ($500)- $
Jerome: Thought Stacie was dressed like an UNO card (Jonathan)($400)- $

My Rating: 2 (F-) (down in the dumps this week goes)

TOO BAD! (Ay Que Mala Suerte Que Perdio)

Should’ve played Spell instead of this evil game of Movin’ on Up.