J! Retro Quickcap: 2/25/1998

Today’s challengers
-Susan Fritsch-Cohen, a marketing vice president orig. from Cherry Hill, NJ
-Mike Hill, a geologist orig. from Milwaukee, WI

Returning Champion: Chris Ward (1-day $12,601)

Correct/Incorrect: 60/6
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 6/6

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

Coryat Score: $23,200 (+$5,200 vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,800 (+$2,100 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 3

Pre-FJ! Scores: Susan: $11,900/Chris: $10,400/Mike: $2K (Combined: $24,300)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 2

Winner: Chris ($16,700 (2-day $29,301))

Up until today this was the last time there was a TS-free regular-play game (including FJ!) on this show! And Chris then retired undefeated on 3/3/1998 w/ a 5-day total of $63,301!

My Rating: 9 (A)



CJ! Quickcap: 1/12/2023 — Quarterfinals 3 Game 2

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Two actors and an athlete
-Torrey DeVitto, actress from Chicago Med and Pretty Little Liars, playing for Planned Parenthood
-Candace Parker, 2-time WNBA champion and WNBA MVP and an NBA on TNT commentator, playing for the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation
-Patton Oswalt, actor from The King of Queens and a comedian, playing for Alice’s Kids

Correct/Incorrect: 70/12
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 3/6

Unplayed Clues (Pts. left on the board): 0 (0)

Coryat Score: 34,700 (+2,800 vs. G1)
Lach Trash: 13,900 from 20 triple stumpers (-2,900 and -6 TS’s vs. G1)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): 5,400 (+100 vs. G1)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 6

Pre-FJ! Scores: Patton: 47,200 (LOCK)/Torrey: 5,200/Candace: 2,200 (Combined: 54,600)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1

Never too late to pour yourself a bowl of Cap’n Crunch. 😉

Winner: Patton (54,400 (Semi-Finalist))

Advanced to the Semifinals: Michael Cera (Game 1) & Patton Oswalt (Game 2)

Finalists: Ike Barinholtz (Semifinals 1) & Wil Wheaton (Semifinals 2)

My Rating: 7 (C-)

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C-)

WoF Quickcap: 1/12/2023

Sources say that both this show and J! have been renewed through 2027-2028, which means we get to see the former’s 45th anniversary season! Although this does not mention host contract (Pat and Vanna’s current contract runs through one more season to 2024).

You can read the article HERE.


I’m INDULGING MYSELF to see this next trio play
Meena Barikzi, a lady who doesn’t do social media even though she has a Snapchat (and two of her three friends are her sisters) from Las Vegas
Keith Booze, an Air Force vet of 18 years and senior HR manager married to Latonia for 12 years w/ two kids who also did a 4-year tour working for the White House military office (specifically the W.H. communications agency) from Liberty, TX
Allison Escobedo, a registered nurse for a home health company married w/ two boys who enjoys mustard and pickles from L.A.

Final Scores: Keith: $48,700 cash & prizes/Allison: $3,100/Meena: $1K

GT: $52,800
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash (minus MW $): $6,250

Scary moments

-In R2…

_ R O C E R _
B _ _ S
_ N D E R / _ _ / E _ E S

Allison only solves for $1,100 after neglecting to go for the two G’s and three Y’s — oh brother. -__-

-Too many aired duds during S-U, one of which triggered a cut NULL CYCLE.

Categories to continue his road to domination: THING/F&D/PHRASE

$100K Bonus Round: Along w/ this carton of FOAMY MILKKeith’s chance to win the Nissan Pathfinder and our PBRW hopes have expired — very NASTY of Bellamie & Co. to come up w/ that. Keith will be perspiring tomorrow.

My Rating: 7 (C-) (R2 & S-U could’ve been better)

J! Quickcap: 1/12/2023

Jeopardy! Masters w/ Ken Jennings as host has been greenlit! The first primetime series will feature Matt Amodio, Sam Buttrey, Andrew He, James Holzhauer, Mattea Roach, and Amy Schneider facing off against each other. Premiere date has not yet been revealed. Read about it HERE.

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Today’s challengers
-Kristina Mosley, a writer from Conway, AR
-Kyle Daly, a consultant from Washington, D.C.

Will he continue to live up to that reputation?: Yogesh Raut (1-day $41,601)

Correct/Incorrect: 60/4
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 4/4

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

Coryat Score: a grand $48,800 (+$6,400 vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200 (-$2,200 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 3

Pre-FJ! Scores: Yogesh: $26,600/Kyle: $16,800/Kristina: $9,600 (Combined: $53K)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 1

Andy Saunders: “This was the first regular-play game since February 25, 1998 where all 61 clues [including FJ!] were both played and responded to correctly.” Michael & Co. really badly wanted a triple stumper here…


Winner: Yogesh ($33,601 (2-day $75,202))

If Yogesh wants to beat Brenda Crowell from Williamsport, PA and Michael Cavaliere from NYC tomorrow, he’s gonna need to be more aggressive w/ his Daily Double wagers.

My Rating: 8 (B+)

Talk about witnessing a rare TS-free game!

TPiR Quickcap: 1/12/2023

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First Four Contestants: Ronnie Montgomery, Kimberly Scamman, Jennifer Lien & David Reyes
Cliffhangers: Ronnie ($1,679) Climbs to Mount Winners (GT: $11,102)

Followed By: Veronica Yanno
Do the Math: Jennifer ($1,100) Gets an F in Math

Up Next: Donovan Wilson
Any Number: Veronica ($619) Gets nothing But Piggy Bank (GT: $628.87)

SCSD #1 Winner: Ronnie
Dud Spin: Jennifer

Coming on in: Kenneth Streza
Squeeze Play: Kenneth ($1,240) Gets Deflated to a Loss

Now Entering: Alicia Espinoza
Pass the Buck: Kimberly ($900) Passes the Buck to a Car Win (GT: $21,985)

Coming Up Next: Megan Alexander
Race Game: Donovan ($1,400) Aces the Game in 8 Seconds (GT: $12,808)

Booted to FFBC For Poor Bidding: David

SCSD #2 Winner: Kimberly

Unfortunately for Today, We Ended up with its FIFTH DOUBLE OVER THIS SEASON (2nd This Month)

Total Games won: 3 out of 6 – Total Winnings: $48,863.87

My rating: 6

Skipps’ Rating: 5 (D-) (boy this week is tanking rapidly.. -__-)

TOO BAD! (Ay Que Mala Suerte Que Perdio)Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
David, Not worth getting on stage was it?

25 Words Quickcap: 1/12/2023


Challengers w/ Tiya Sircar: Sheena & Shedell (1st met at a theater production; they’re also into baking, cooking & wine tasting)
Champs w/ Greg Grunberg: David & Jessa (trivia friends) – 1 day Winnings: $10,250

Turn #1 answers: SAMURAI, TACO BELL, STANDING, BAGUETTE & VIDEO GAME; Bid: 12 (Greg)- Champs Strike First
Turn #2 answers (Sheena v. David): DORMITORY, BLURRY, GUY, WASP & FUNDRAISER; Bid: 13 (David)- Said “RAISING” in FUNDRAISER (Definite No)

Superfan of the Day: Andy (my68)

Turn #3 answers: CANTEEN, TINDER, HORSESHOE, BONGOS & TRANSYLVANIA; Bid: 16 (Jessa)- Regains the Lead (Challengers 250 – Champs 500)

Round 2
Green Words (250): ORGANIC(Greg), DEMON, REWIND(Greg – Slotomania), LOGO, CRAB
Yellow Words (500): SPOTTED, CONTACT LENS(Greg), HANUKKAH(Tiya), EXHAUST(Tiya), CURVY(Tiya)

On the line: 3000 & $250 For Champs & Greg; 3500 for Challengers & Tiya

Champs: Clears it (4,500)
Challengers (Needs All 5 to win): Only got 2 Yellow Words (Challengers are booted out with Chicago Steak Co. & Ended Tiya’s Bid to Sweep the Week)

Money Round: David Runs the Money Round once Again to Pocket another $10K – Total Cash winnings: $20,500

My rating: 8

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C+)

LMaD Quickcap: 1/12/2023

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Perfect Deals: 1

Car Wins?: No

Zonk Victim: Anthony
Zonk Survivor: Ashohn

BD: Lauren (Default – surrenders 4n at Sandals Grande St. Lucian ($9,602))
SD (#3): Outdoor sporting goods ($2,395)
MD (#2): 5n holiday in the Philippines ($14,377)
BD (#1): $22,190 (because of her grandma)- BREAK BANK (Reveal Second)

Aired QDs:
Kelsy: Up to 4 writing implements- M-O
Ron: D-sized battery (Jonathan)($400)- $

My Rating: 7

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C)