Contestant of the Week for January 2-6, 2023

Noora Barakat is your Contestant of the Week cleaning up nicely in the maingame portion of Friday’s WoF episode w/ $38,322 cash & prizes and earning a well-deserved and poetic justice $40K BR win giving us our second 4-1 BR week this season (not including CWoF). Back off, James and Dave.

Honorable mentions:

-Andrew Hoing enjoyed a similar outing on the show Tuesday going into the BR w/ $31,050 cash & St. Croix and then winning a maZDa CX-9 Grand Touring worth $46,945 for a final total of $77,995 cash & prizes!

-The hilarious Jamie McMahon Carrillo salvages a messy Thursday Wheel episode by being the show’s other maZDa CX-9 winner this week (and twerking on Pat — LOL! 🤣).

-Socheata Vang redeemed in a big way from her bust in Money Game by winning $26K from the Big Wheel and then the showcase for a final total of $76,323 cash & prizes! A bigger redemption than anything that took place on the primetime version of the show later that night.

-Melissa Peterman swept this week among celebrities vs. Cedric Yarbrough of 25 Words or Less.

-Ray Lalonde ended his 13-day $386,400 run on J! Tuesday w/ his name on the 2023-24 Tournament of Champions roster.

-Jeremiah Meador beat the odds by guessing the correct price of the Nissan Sentra SR w/ just two attempts and then won the showcase being only $535 off the ARP w/ a final total of $61,498 in prizes.

-Kat Turner became the latest CHOPPED champion.

David Bise from Jamie’s Wheel episode is your Zonk Contestant of the Week, and you’re NOT gonna believe why…

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HE CRASHED VIOLENTLY HARD ON EXPRESS SAYING THE ADJECTIVE FORM (INCREDIBLE and not INCREDIBLY) OF THE FIRST WORD NOT COUNTING HIS E’s CAREFULLY WHEN ATTEMPTING TO SOLVE DESPITE NOT YET RUNNING OUT OF CONSONANTS, and he threw away $11,850 plus the expensive $11,190 Barbados trip w/ that EPIC FAIL (and he looked very shocked and confused when he found out about his error) — UNBELIEVABLE! UNFREAKINGBELIEVABLE!! We got a $0 prize puzzle win as a result, and that, of course, cost him the game BIG TIME. Oh, and by the way, that big fail has also been named as Zonk Answer of the Week.

Dishonorable mentions:

-Margaret Chu and Marissa Katz triggered OUR FOURTH DOUBLE OVER THIS SEASON, and neither of those ladies were even remotely close to being correct w/ those bids, and Drew knew it right away that they were over based on the tone of his voice and how quickly he read off the ARPs of the showcases.

-Marissa Novak blew an easy $45K BR puzzle which cost us a PBRW for Wheel.

-Terrible start to Friday’s J! episode in which Andy Saunders compared it to a Season 1 episode.

-Lackluster return of Celeb J! to kick off the third & final batch of quarterfinals games riddled w/ triple stumpers (including in FJ!) although the volume of incorrect responses wasn’t too severe.

-Victoria’s controversial trade of an Australian trip in hopes of going for the Big Deal triggered OUR 15TH BD KNOCKOUT THIS SEASON ALREADY. She said she made that trade because her daughter (who was in the audience dressed like a cheerleader) “had things to do”. I’m not sure if that clicks right with me, but if I had to guess, she did it for college or something. Not sure. Something didn’t seem right. Oh, and it that wasn’t bad enough, WE WERE SKUNKED ON CAR GAMES YET AGAIN THIS WEEK and yet ANOTHER BRUTAL PLAYING of Accelerator (but $500 was won).

-Melissa Peterman’s sweep triggered BACK-TO-BACK RETURNING CHAMPION SKUNKINGS. Though it was somewhat deserving on the outgoing civilian champs’ part due to their poor performances in the maingames most of the week (particularly R2 of Tuesday’s episode).

-Janelle James pulled a Yvette Nicole Brown blowing an easy BR in Game 1 of this week’s Celeb WoF episode (and also dropped the F-bomb) helping continue the show’s ridiculous BR losing streak.

-Too many baffling misplays on Monday’s WoF episode.

-Not much redemption in the TPiR At Night Redemption Special.


Wheel of Fortune Season 40 Week 17 Stats

Total for this Week: $397,442
-Maingame: $223,552
-BR Wins: $173,890

Total for the Season: $4,970,331
-Maingame: $3,371,576
-BR Wins: $1,598,755

Prize Wedge Wins: 23

Gift Tag Wins: 24

MW Wins: 8
MW was Flipped-Declined: 33-9
MW Flip was $10KBANKRUPT: 14-19
$10K MW was Next to LaT$650: 11-22

EXPRESS was Played-Passed: 23-3
Gone all the Way: 11
Stopped Too Soon: 0
Crashes: 12

WC Usages: 16
-Maingame: 2 (on $3,500)
-BR: 14

5-Round Games: 9

Perfect Rounds: 39

Gooseegg Victims: 17

Toss-Up Triple Stumpers: 4

Triple Toss-Up Sweeps: 12 (4 swept every Toss-Up)

Red Winners: 35
Yellow Winners: 25
Blue Winners: 25

Players who Needed the PP to Win: 23 (16 lost BR)

Average Maingame Winning Score this Week: $27,510 (+$6,217)
Average Maingame Winning Score this Season: $25,457 (+$128)

This Week’s BANKRUPT Trash: $23,050
Total BANKRUPT Trash for the Season: $362,748 + 1 trip of unknown value
Biggest Known BANKRUPT: $11,850 (Jan. 5)
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: 19
MDWs: Week: 1, Season: 9
$10K MWs: Week: 0, Season: 0
Prize Wedges: Week: 0, Season: 4
Gift Tags: Week: 1, Season: 8

Unclaimed Cardboard
: Week: 0, Season: 13
$10K MWs: Week: 1, Season: 6
Prize Wedges: Week: 0, Season: 10
Gift Tags: Week: 0, Season: 18

Unused WCs: 8
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: 59
Middle of Round 4: 17
Start of Round 5+: 8
Middle of Round 5+: 1

Spun by Red: 31
Spun by Yellow: 22
Spun by Blue: 32

Final Spin Amounts
$1,500: 29
$1,550: 6
$1,600: 8
$1,650: 15
$1,700: 12
$1,800: 1
$1,850: 4
$1,900: 7
$6K: 3

Final Spins Edited Out: 9


BR Win Record: 37-48 (.435)

PBRWs: 0
4-1 Weeks2
3-2 Weeks: 6
2-3 Weeks: 4
1-4 Weeks: 3

MDBRs: 5

Letter Combo Wipeouts: 4 (TOTAL TRAINWRECKS: 0)

BR Categories
EVENT: 6/14; 3-3
FOOD & DRINK: 7/13; 4-3
FUN & GAMES: 3/5; 2-1
IN THE KITCHEN: 2/2; 1-1
LIVING THING(S): 4/4; 2-2
PERSON/PEOPLE: 9/17; 4-5
PHRASE: 26/71; 8-18
PLACE(S): 9/19; 6-3
THING(S): 4/85; 0-4
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 11/14; 5-6

BR Prizes
CAR: 11/24
$40K: 20/47
$45K: 5/9
$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
  • 2 maZDa CX-9s

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: 3

My Weekly Rating: 7 (C-) (some great games, but too many scary moments)

Continue reading “Wheel of Fortune Season 40 Week 17 Stats”

Jeopardy Season 39 Week 17 Stats

Total winnings for this Week: $131,078 (+$60K in Celeb J! prizes)

Total winnings for the Season: $3,191,259

Total combined Coryat for this Week: $181,300 (+$31,900 from Celeb J!)

Total combined Coryat for the Season: $3,537,600

Total Lach trash (triple stumpers) for this Week: $43,800 from 36 triple stumpers (+$16,800 and 26 TS’s from Celeb J!)

Total Lach trash (triple stumpers) for the Season: $772,000 from 699 triple stumpers

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

-This Week: $44,600 (+$5,300 from Celeb J!)
-Season: $745,500


-This Week: 255/39 (+62/9 from Celeb J!)
-Season: 5,106/773

Rebounds/Rebound Attempts

-This Week: 16/18 (+2/2 from Celeb J!)
-Season: 364/454

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: -$800 (Lois Casaleggi; Jan. 5; 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 (Sept. 28; Regular Play and Oct. 31; Tournament of Champions); 26 (Jan. 5; Celeb J!)

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: -$800 (Lois Casaleggi; Regular Play and Renée Russell; Second Chance); -$5,800 (Jessica Stephens; Tournament of Champions)

Lock Games: 40

Lock-Ties: 0

Daily Double Sweeps This Week: 0

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

Final Jeopardy! Sweeps for the Season: 15

  • 3-for-3: 13
  • 2-for-2: 2
  • 1-for-1: 0

FJ! Triple Stumpers

-This Week: 1 from Celeb J!
-Season: 20

FJ! Busts (Finish with $0)

-This Week: 1 from Celeb J! (Champion Busts: 0)
-Season: 21 (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!: 3 (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: 47-13 (.783)

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

Tiebreakers: 0

Champions Dethroned This Week: 2

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

Champions Dethroned This Season: 13

-2nd Place ($2K Consolation): 10
-3rd Place ($1K Consolation): 3

Player of the Week: Ray Lalonde will be in the ToC!

Toughest Final Jeopardy! Category: 20th Century People

My Weekly Rating: 6 (D+) (took a bit of a downturn in the end)

Let’s Make a Deal Season 14 Week 15 Stats

Perfect Deal Stats

Total Perfect Deals This Week: 7

Total Perfect Deals for the Season: 83

Perfect Deal Trash (Traded Down for SD or MD) This Week: 1

Perfect Deal Trash (Traded Down for SD or MD) for the Season: 26

Total Weekly Perfect Deal Shutouts: 0

Car Game Stats

Total Car Wins This Week0

Total Car Wins for the Season: 13 (Fabulous Cars: 1)

Car Game Wipeouts This Week: 1

Car Game Wipeouts This Season: 8

Non-car Wipeouts: 4

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

Total Weekly Car Shutouts: 7

ZONK Victims

-This Week: unlucky 13 (couples count as one)
-Season: 147

Dodged ZONKs

-This Week: 7 (couples count as one)
-Season: 88

Big Deal Stats

BD Win Record: 25-48 (.342)

Big Deal Wins

-This Week: 1
-Season: 25

Medium Deal Wins

-This Week: 3
-Season: 20

Small Deal Wins

-This Week: 1
-Season: 28

BDs Won on Target (Revealed Second): 8/23

$30,000+ Big Deals: 0-4 (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: 7/9 (1 partial)

Aired Quickie Deals Won This Season: 139/156 (5 partials)

Perfect Aired QD Weeks: 5

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: 4 (F+) (ending threw the week down the toilet)

The Price is Right Season 51 Week 15 Stats

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Total This Week: $575,007

Total for the Season: $6,809,147.83 (+ bedroom + S.D. trip + $50K+ Range Rover + phones + games + nail care + turntable pkg. of unknown values)

Pricing Games Won This Week: 18 of 36 (5 partials)

Pricing Games Won This Season: 220 of 422 (45 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: 1
-Season: 38

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: 4
-Season: 28

SCSD Bonuses

-$1K: 26
-$11K: 5
-$26K: 2

Spin Offs

-This Week: 2 (bonus)
-Season: 14 (Two were doubles, one was a three-way, three were bonus spin-offs)

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: 1/4
-Season: 24/37

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); Yvette Weems (Redemption Special; Jan 4; $54,525); The Ford Family (Holiday Week (Family); Dec. 23; $176,881)

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

Double Overs: 4

This Week’s Pricing Champion: Socheata Vang (Daytime); Yvette Weems (Primetime)

My Weekly Rating: 6 (D+)

Reminder that there will be a TPiR at Night Grocery Store Employees special airing on 1/11, and then there will be a special on the 18th featuring highly intelligent contestants (including one who earned a perfect SAT score, a chess grandmaster, mathematicians and more).

25 Words or Less Season 4 Week 14 Stats

“Buzzsaw” Melissa sweeps the week.

Champion Win Record: 30-38 (.441)

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

SuccessfulUnsuccessful R1 bids for this Week: 12-3
-Champions: 5-3
-Challengers: 7-0

SuccessfulUnsuccessful R1 bids for the Season: 148-62
-Champions: 91-38
-Challengers: 57-24

Round 1 Wipeouts: 2

R2 sweeps for this Week: 5
-Champions: 2
-Challengers: 3

R2 sweeps for the Season: 51
-Champions: 25
-Challengers: 26

Sudden Deaths: 7
-Champion Wins: 3
-Challenger Wins: 4

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

Automatic Game Overs: 2 (Game Overs Triggered By Shutouts: 0)


MR Win Record: 25-45 (.357)

PMRWs: 0
4-1 Weeks: 0
3-2 Weeks: 5
2-3 Weeks: 3
1-4 Weeks: 4



Melissa Peterman: 15-3
Cedric Yarbrough: 0-6
Chris Spencer: 2-4
Raven Symoné: 1-5
Amanda Seales: 7-4
Greg Grunberg: 2-3
Orlando Jones: 4-7
Allison Sweeney: 2-4
Dan Bucatinsky: 5-1
Cheri Oteri: 4-2
Tim Meadows: 2-4
Angelique Cabral: 2-8
London Hughes: 1-1
Tiya Sircar: 5-4
Lauren Ash: 3-3
Jaleel White: 4-2
Sara Rue: 0-3
Matt Iseman: 10-1
Gabrielle Ruiz: 1-5

My Weekly Rating: 7 (C)

TPiR Retro Quickcap: 6/8/2015 — 🧑‍🚒FIREFIGHTERS SPECIAL🧑‍🚒

First Four Firefighters: Chad Beery, Michael Anderson, Kathleen Schaefer and James Dillon
Coming or Going: James ($1,200) found himself Coming… to nothing but a pile of ashes

Next sliding down the pole: Seth Miller
One Away: Seth ($1,800) couldn’t have been further away from being right

Answering the next rapid response on down: Mattie Clayton
Race Game: Kathleen ($1,345) took a commanding 1st place to the checkered flag (GT: $10,045)

SCSD #1 Winner: Seth

Running through the flames of contestants’ row next: Robert Parkhill
Grand Game: Michael ($2,169) nabbed the grand prize (GT: $12,169)

Next in response: Sarah Stradtner
Double Cross: Mattie ($530) got double crossed

Last firefighter helping a cat down a tree: Steven Adler
That’s Too Much: Robert ($895), hopefully you didn’t go too much over the speed limit in that Challenger (GT: $28,885)

Off to get demoted in the Firehouse: Chad

SCSD #2 Winner: Robert

Showcase Winner: Seth ($36,611)

Games won: 3 of 6 — Final Total: $89,440

My Rating: 6 (D+)

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C-)

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Too much smoke to see through for Chad.

WoF Quickcap: 1/6/2023


Weekend panel sipping some HOT CHOCOLATE while Marissa perspires
Rob Daniel, a custom woodworker married to Leigh Ann for “8,244 days” w/ three kids (two daughters and a son), and four granddaughters from Omaha, NE
Rae Williams, a 911 dispatcher for three years who has self-published two books from Galveston, TX
Noora Barakat, a lady who speaks three languages (English, Arabic, Spanish) from L.A.

Final ScoresRae: $1K GOOSEEGG/Noora: $38,332 cash & prizes/Rob: $18,150 WC

GT: $57,482
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $1,700 + MDW

Scary moment

-For the second day in a row we had a cut NULL CYCLE during S-U.

BR categories: F&D/THING/PHRASE

$100K Bonus Round: Sorry Marissa, but Noora puts it IN HIGH GEAR for $40K to end our 8-Friday losing streak (Pulled a Dave and a better prize after losing the MDW).

(Miscellaneous: This was the first time since Season 34 that the BR was won despite the unclaimed BD revealed second more than 4 times)

Noora’s Final Total: $78,332 cash & prizes

New GT: $97,482

My Rating: 8 (B)


Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Tsk, tsk, Rae. First, Lois, and now, Rae.

Dunce cap (PBRW denied)
Just like Michael, no excuse for that, Marissa. None at all. -__-

J! Quickcap: 1/6/2023

Jeopardy! logo

Today’s challengers
-Reuben D’souza, a surgical consultant from Mississauga, Ontario 🍁
-Caitlin Monesmith, a PhD candidate from Chicago

Returning champion: Patrick Curran (1-day $30,000)

Correct/Incorrect: 46/9
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 3/4

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

Coryat Score: a lackluster $29,000 (-$1,000 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: a painful $16,600 from 13 triple stumpers (+$5,600 and +5 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400 (-$4,600 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 2

Pre-FJ! Scores: Patrick: $20,200 (LOCK)/Challengers: $7,200 each (Combined: $34,600)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 0 1

Winner: Patrick ($15,400 (2-day $45,400))

My Rating: 5 (D-) (no thanks to that awful start in the J! round)

25 Words Quickcap: 1/6/2023



Challengers w/ Melissa Peterman (5-game winning streak): Laura & Joel (trivia buds who met at USC)
Champs w/ Cedric Yarbrough: Marc & Chase (Kent State friends) — 1-day $10K

Round 1
Turn #1 answers: FORTUNE, PROPANE, STOCK, RIB & CALENDAR; Bid: 15 (Melissa)- Gets PROPANE right on the tip
Turn #2 answers (Laura v. Marc): SHAKESPEARE, EGG ROLL, HARMONICA, ELOPE & EJECT; Bid: 16 (Marc)- NICE

Superfan of the Day: Katy (FOX 5- elephant collector)

Turn #3 answers: COAL, TENNESSEE, TIER, URN & APART; Bid: 13 (Chase)- No troubles taking the lead (Challengers: 250; Champs: 500)

Round 2
Green Words (250): DEATH (Cedric), AUSTIN (Melissa), LICE, TRIO (“Slotomania”) & BUSY (Cedric)
Yellow Words (500): TEXTBOOK, ASTEROID, SLIPPERY (Melissa), “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE” (Melissa) & DOORMAT (Melissa)
Red Words (1000): BLEACHERS (Melissa), SUNNY-SIDE UP (Cedric), REVENUE (Cedric- “Slotomania”), CLIFFHANGER (Cedric) & PU PU PLATTER

At Stake: Melissa (2750); Cedric (3500)

Challengers: CLEAN SWEEP (4K)
Champs: K.O. by REVENUE (Buttercloth + $10K) (RETURNING CHAMP SKUNK #2)

Money Round: Joel nets a winning MR week

My Rating: 8 (B-)

Melissa is like a buzzsaw for returning champs.