J! Teen Tournament Retro Quickcap: 2/7/2013 — Semifinals Game 2

10 years ago on this day…

Second trio of teen semifinalists
-Tori Amos (Wildcard)
-Joe Vertnik (Wildcard)
-Kelton Ellis (Game 1)

Correct/Incorrect: 50/12
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 3/5

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

Coryat Score: a dismal 28,200 (-13,400 vs. yesterday — ouch.)
Lach Trash: 11,800 from 9 triple stumpers (+5,400 and +3 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): a painful 14,000 (+7,200 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 2

Pre-FJ! Scores: Kelton: 16,400/Joe: 12K/Tori: 1,600 (Combined: 30K)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 0 (Correct: What is Belfast?)

Unfortunately, ALL OF THEM WENT ALL IN AND BUSTED OUT. This playing of FJ! was a TOTAL TRAINWRECK. They each received $10K consolations.

What that meant was Irene Vazquez from Game 1 and two contestants from the following game would become eligible to join Barrett Block in the finals via wildcard. Leonard Cooper from Game 3, w/ a score of 30,200 (200 behind fellow would-be finalist Nilai Sarda), would eventually become the first (& only) finalist to join in by rule after there was no winner in a semifinalist game, and would then ultimately finish a distant third.

This rule has since been changed due to complaints from ToC players of it being unfair, where a semifinalist game w/ three players finishing w/ a score of 0 can still advance to the finals via a tiebreaker clue.

deepscan’s Rating: TOTAL ZERO

My Rating: 1 (F-)

Skipps’ Rating: 1 (F-)

Not very smart wagering, you three. -___-

Trebek wins F! after the contestants with the obvious answer.


WoF Quickcap: 2/7/2023


One of these three left to right could be hitting HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS
Kelly Soares, a married lady to Chris with a one-year-old daughter named Brielle and one on the way (her first daughter learned to clap by watching the show when she was between 6-8 months) who’s a physician assistant at an IVF clinic from Scottsdale, AZ
Buddy Wren (🏳️‍🌈), an enrollment specialist at a university who’s going to get married soon, getting his Masters in forensic psychology and likes Agatha Christie mystery novels from Albuquerque, NM
Krystal Gratta, a married lady to her best friend Mike with a seven-year-old son named Mikey who’s a forager from Somerville, MA

Final Scores: Kelly: $12,400 cash & Barbados/Buddy: $15,750/Krystal: $4,050

GT: a modest $32,200
Krystal’s EXPRESS Bankrupt Trash: $7,700

Scary moments

-Well, I was afraid SAFE in the left column of the WALL ________ crossword was gonna trip up Kellyand it did along w/ Buddy as they whiff w/ P for phooey and a little later M for murky, respectively ($3,200 goes down the drain for the former; where’d she think the P was gonna fit?! -__-).


S O M E / _ A _ E S

Krystal B for BOMBS OUT to throw away $7,700 — did you seriously think it was CATCHING SOME BABES?! This is a G-rated show, girl! UGH. -__- We got a $0 prize puzzle win as a result of that epic NSFW fail that is most likely gonna go viral and is going down on my WORST of S40 moments.

-S-U was riddled w/ duds, but at least it was quick thanks to Kelly’s impressive solve.

We are NOT too hopeful of this next segment after that rocky maingame: PHRASE/THING/EVENT


$100K Bonus Round: We’re obviously lying when we tell you “WE JOINED A GYM“, but I wish I was lying when I say that Buddy is the third $50K loser this season. BIG TIME FORCED LOSS.

My Rating: 2 (F-)

Skipps’ Rating: 3 (F) (no thanks to Krystal’s epic EXPRESS fail and $50K loss)

Mythman’s Rating: 3/10 (Absolute Piss-Poor Godawful Episode this was)

Unfortunately, that is our twenty-seventh car shutout of the season.

J! Quickcap: 2/7/2023

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Today’s challengers
-Greg Snyder, a call center manager from Las Vegas
-Carolyn Shivers, an associate professor from Grand Island, NY

Vying for a chance at a ToC spot: Matthew Marcus (3-day $87,400)

Correct/Incorrect: 57/6
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 4/4

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

Coryat Score: $44,000 (+$12,200 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $2,800 from 2 triple stumpers (-$8,600 and -8 TS’s vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200 (-$2,000 vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers: 2

Pre-FJ! Scores: Matthew: $19,800/Greg: $13K/Carolyn: $10,800 (Combined: $43,600)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 2


Winner: Matthew ($26,800 (4-day $114,200))

Midweek challengers trying to stop Matthew from reaching the magic number 5 are Becky Molder from Salt Lake City, UT and Dan Wohl from Forest Hills, NY.

My Rating: 8 (B-)

TPiR Quickcap: 2/7/2023

The Price is Right logo

First Four: Sarah Thacker, Ernest Mathis, Tyra Jones & Theresa Arias
Plinko: Tyra ($1,600) Banks $2,100 via 5 Chips (GT: $3,855)

Followed By: John Dueffert
Pick A Number: John ($710) Picks the Right Number (GT: $10,495)

Up Next: Partina Purdie-Ward
Lucky Seven: Theresa ($1,001) Crashes out Empty-handed

SCSD #1 Winner: John (Banked $1K – $11,495)
Dud Spin: Tyra

Coming on in: Aubrey Ball
Vend O Price: Sarah ($550 + Bonus $500) Heads to Lunch with the Winners (GT: $9,837)

Now Entering: Melissa Williams
10 Chances: Partina ($1,213) Gets the Paint Set & Sunglasses but a Car Wipeout (GT: $2,213)

Coming Up Next: Rachel Goren
1 Right Price: Ernest ($2,143) Escapes And Picks the Correct Prize with the Right Price (GT: $7,509)

SCSD #2 Winner: Sarah

Showcase Winner: John ($38,943)

Total Games won: 3 out of 6 (2 Partials) – Total Winnings: $63,358

My rating: 6

Skipps’ Rating: 6 (D+)

25 Words Quickcap: 2/7/2023


Challengers w/ Lisa Ann Walter: Kurt & Danny
Champs w/ Jaleel White: Lori & Jennifer (dance moms) — 1-day BertellO

Round 1
Turn #1 answers: WINE, MARILYN, ACTING, ANIMAL & PEOPLE; Bid: 13 (Jaleel)- Right on time w/ some great ACTING
Turn #2 answers (Kurt v. Lori): SUNGLASSES, CANAL, PAINT, KEG & JOHNNY; Bid: 14 (Lori)- 2-for-2

Superfan of the Day: Jennifer (FOX 5- photographer & storm chaser)

Turn #3 answers: LONG, LIFEBOAT, ANNIVERSARY, “SCOOBY-DOO” & STEP; Bid: 14 (Danny)- Get on board (Challengers: 250; Champs: 500)

Round 2
Green Words (250): FAMILY, VILLIAN, PLEASE (Jaleel), LADLE (Lisa Ann) & NAKED (Jaleel)
Yellow Words (500): CRYPTO (Lisa Ann), BUILDING (Jaleel- “Slotomania”), ARNOLD PALMER (Lisa Ann), BRASS (“Slotomania”) & SUBURB (Lisa Ann)

At Stake: Lisa Ann (2750); Jaleel (3000 + $250)

Challengers: Miss first two answers (1.5K)
Champs: Only needed BUILDING & FIRST IMPRESSION (Challengers leave w/ Buttercloth)

Money Round: Jennifer gets one wrong and adds Divi Flamingo along w/ their $250 and BertellO (about $4K in total).

My Rating: 7 (C-)