WoF Quickcap: 1/17/2023


Today’s contestants
Carmon Pullen, an eligibility case manager at government officer from Clayton, NC
Randy Singer, a man whose father is a pro musician from Monrovia, CA
Angie Dupree, an economics instructor at Foothill College & fitness instructor married to Skip for 21 yrs. from San Jose, CA

Final Scores: Randy: $5K/Angie: $25,048 cash & Portugal/Carmon: $11K

GT: $41,048
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash: $4,100 + WC

Scary moments

Randy got off to a terrible start in the opening Toss-Ups. In the first one…

_ _ N T R _ L
T _ W E _

He falls for the CENTRAL TOWER trap (and he sounded nervous and uncertain), and in the second one he accidentally buzzes in.

-In R1…

_ _ E _ E / O N / E _ _ T _
_ _ _ E / Y O U / _ E E N ?

Randy neglects to go for the triple H’s and double R’s and solves for a $400 bonus.

-In R2, Randy FLUNKS OUT w/ S on collette, and Carmon painfully BANKRUPTs near $650 to lose $4,100 and WC. And Randy also leaves behind the pair of K’s here too.

BR categories: THING/PHRASE/LTs

$100K Bonus Round: Angie has not spotted any BABY HIPPOS lately, and she’s the second $50K loser this season — this is getting tedious. -___-

My Rating: 3 (F)

Skipps’ Rating: 4 (F+) (no thanks to that awful opening segment)

Ant0824’s rating: 2


J! Quickcap: 1/17/2023

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Today’s challengers
-Stephanie Pakula, an aerospace engineer from Cambridge, MA
-Vince Bacani, a risk manager from Montreal, Quebec 🍁

Returning champion: Katie Palumbo (1-day $23,100)

Correct/Incorrect: 51/11
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 5/7

Unplayed Clues ($ left on the board): 2 ($1,200)

Coryat Score: an underwhelming $33,000 (-$15,800 vs. yesterday — I expected a drop-off here, but yikes.)
Lach Trash: $6,200 from 6 triple stumpers (+$4,600 and +4 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,600 (+$10,000 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 1

Pre-FJ! Scores: Vince: $14K/Katie: $7,400/Stephanie: $1K (Combined: a dismal $22,400)

Today’s FJ! clue is unfortunately a multi-parter. -___-

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 0 (What are Arkansas and Louisiana?)

Winner: Vince ($13,000)

Katie O&D’s out w/ $25,100. Midweek challengers in hopefully a better game are Erin Portman from Naperville, IL and Alec Wang from Avon, CT.

My Rating: 4 (F+) (just lackluster)

Mythman’s Rating: 4/10 (Gobsmacked and Piss-Poor)

Zonk Contestant of the Week Bear

TPiR Quickcap: 1/17/2023

Originally intended for yesterday.

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First Four: Enos Priestley, Paula Ingrum, Ryan Garrett and Roxanne Argana
Eazy as 1-2-3: Roxanne ($1,160) falls hard into a TOTAL TRAINWRECK

Next up: Lelia Brown
Grocery Game: Paula ($2,350) had ZERO CHANCE w/ the burritos

Up next: Marsha Clemons
That’s Too MuchLelia (by default; $580) is WAY SHORT resulting in a skunked first half

SCSD #1 Winner: Roxanne

Next contestant: Robert Speaks
Flip Flop: Ryan ($1,939) will flip his shoes off in his new living room (GT: $9,500)

Next: Marianela Jarquin
Switch?: Enos ($2,998) switches over to winning the two trips (GT: $18,157)

Last call: Latouria Porter
Spelling Bee: Marianela (by default; $1,718) spells out P for perfect second half (GT: $23,120)

SCSD #2 Winner: Marianela

Showcase Winner: Roxanne ($33,906)

Games won: 3 of 6 — Final Total: $87,613

My Rating: 6 (D+)

Mythman’s Rating: a low 6/10

That was not Eazy as 1-2-3 to see that unfold.

LMaD Quickcap: 1/17/2023

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Perfect Deals: 2

Car Wins?: No…


Zonk Victim: Jeanette
Zonk Survivors: Jahreya, Carol, Aaron

Big Deal revealed by increasing values (Carol – Default – Forfeits Apple suite ($5,404)):
SD (#1): $2.5K
MD (#3): APT 2B bedroom ($5,510)- X
BD (#2): EVERYTHING incl. trip to Radisson BLU 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik ($13,562)

Total Perfect Deals Dropped to: 1

Aired QDs:
Dana: Cassette tape ($500)- $
Tyanne: Cayenne (Jonathan)($300)- $

My Rating: 4

Skipps’ Rating: 3 (F)

Mythman’s Rating: 3/10 (This week is Going Down the 🚽)

Stamp of Rejection v3

25 Words Quickcap: 1/17/2023


Challengers w/the Lovely Lauren Ash: JT & Linda (sisters)
Champs w/ Colton: David & Jessa (trivia friends) – 4 day Winnings: $30,750 cash + Cuisinart

Turn #1 answers: WITCH, CUB, MANHATTAN, DIET COKE & GIRL SCOUT; Bid: 14 (Colton)- Champs Strike First
Turn #2 answers (JT v. David): ATLAS, COUGAR, LEAGUE, RANGE ROVER & TORNADO; Bid: 14 (David)- Advance to 2-2

Superfan of the Day: Rita (News Channel 13- honorary grandma)

Turn #3 answers: MELTDOWN, PALACE, MATH, MOZZARELLA & KIM KARDASHIAN; Bid: 16 (Jessa)- Sweep (Challengers 0 – Champs 750)

Round 2
Green Words (250): KING(Colton), HIP(Lauren), SWEET(Colton-Slotomania), ROSE, JESTER(Colton)
Yellow Words (500): MONOLOGUE, LICENSE(Colton), RUGGED(Lauren), MOISTURIZER(Lauren), HUNCHBACK(Lauren)

On the line: 2250 + Bonus For Champs & Colton; 2750 for Challengers & Lauren

Challengers: Missed HUNCHBACK (2250)
Champs (Needs 1750 to retain): Retain (Challengers dismissed from the Show with Chicago Steak Co.)

Money Round: David Comes up Just Short with 9 right – Adding to Cuisinart & $31K: Viking River Cruise

My rating: 7

Skipps’ Rating: 7 (C-)

Mythman’s Rating: 7/10