WoF Quickcap: 5/30/2023





The story so far…

Yesterday, we got started with the first of six episodes in this celebration.
Dr. Jeff made a bad Mystery mistake, but he got himself a nice cruise to the Bahamas and managed to win the game with over $23K.
But in the Bonus Round, the force was with him and thanks to picking the hot vowel of three A’s, he was able to STAY AFLOAT for $100K!
Will the Siths even up the score in this episode? We shall see.

Tuesday’s trio (including two men) who are JOINING THE RESISTANCE…

Christopher Borja: married man to Carol with seven kids (or Padawans as the couple calls them) and seven grandkids (three of them are really into the franchise) from Redlands, CA

Adura Awosika: postal service worker for eight years who’s been krumping from Chino, CA

Kate Stafford: senior at the University of Arizona studying computer science who reportedly made all her friends go to Lake Como in Italy to see the villa from “Attack of the Clones” and made them do the scenes there during Spring Break from Boerne, TX

Kate: $4,200 cash & Disney Gift Card | Christopher: $19,236 cash & Aulani MDW | Adura: $4K WC

GRAND TOTAL: an underwhelming $27,436

Scary moment

-In Round 1…

_ A M _ _ N _
O _ T S _ _ _ / T H _
M O V _ _ / T H _ A T _ R

Adura blew the solve with GAMING OUTSIDE THE MOVIE THEATER, which is one letter short, so he threw away $6,600 plus the $7,982 STAR WARS GALAXY’S EDGE prize.

Choose your generic category very wisely: PERSON/PHRASE/THING

MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #9: I’m not a GIFTED YOUNG POET, but Christopher unsurprisingly blanks due to his very limited help, so he loses…



My Rating: 6 (D+)

Jerry’s Rating: 5 (D-)

Mythman’s Rating: 4/10 (Dismal Follow Up to Yesterday’s $100K Win)


TPiR Quickcap: 5/30/2023

The Price is Right logo

First Four: Kent Andersen, Tondalaya Smith, Joaquin Lugo, Kelly Montplaisir
2 for the Price of 1: Kelly ($1,112) gets both prizes for one price (GT: $9,988)

Next: Verlinda Denwitty
Grand Game: Tondalaya ($1,950) loses to pita bread

Next: Chad Heffelfinger
Balance Game: Chad ($1,640) puts on too much weight and loses the Mitsubishi Mirage

SCSD #1 Winner: Tondalaya (won in a tiebreaker with Chad who won $1K in the Spin-Off for a new total of $2,640)

Next: Monika Shah
Bonus Game: Monika ($798) painfully misses out on the bonus (GT: $1,020)

Next: Cynthia Templeton
Most Expensive: Kent ($2,448) finds the most expensive price (GT: $9,563)

Last: Aaron Munar
Gridlock: ($649) causes a traffic jam and loses the Toyota Corolla

Off to the FFBC: Joaquin

SCSD #2 Winner: Monika (won $1K in the Spin-Off for a new total of $2,020)

Showcase WinnerMonika ($41,938) (high showcase)

Games won: 2 of 6 — Final Total: $67,728

Rating: 4 (F+)

Jerry’s Rating: 5 (D)

Mythman’s Rating: 5/10 (Thanks to High Showcase Win)

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims

Joaquin’s painful overbid on that last IUFB really did him in.

No Bear Due to the High Showcase Win

TPiR Quickcap: 5/26/2023

The Price is Right logo

First Four: Benjamin Alcantara, Allie Jackson, Rupa Ketcham, Antonio Stephens
One Right Price: Rupa ($1,060) picks the wrong price

Next: Maritoni Dumlao
Pocket Change: Allie ($630) doesn’t have enough for the Chevrolet Malibu

Next: Kevin Hougas
Vend-O-Price: Kevin ($2,800) will be going out for lunch (GT: $7,975)

SCSD #1 Winner: Kevin

Next: Elizabeth Bongco
Hot Seat: Benjamin ($2,585) takes $5K (GT: $7,771)

Next: Kirk Jacobi
Pick-a-Number: Kirk ($2,199) picks a wrong digit

Last: Lisa Bauford
Line ’em Up: Antonio ($1,295) avoids the FFBC but doesn’t get any digits right at all

SCSD #2 Winner: Benjamin

Showcase WinnerKevin ($43,742)

Games won: 2 of 6 (1 partial) — Final Total: $56,697

Rating: 6 (D+)

Jerry’s Rating: 6 (D+)

WoF Quickcap: 5/25/2023


WE AIM TO PLEASE these Thursday teams…

Amara Rose & Gwen Evans: Gwen from North Carolina is married to retired military man Jesse and has six kids, 15 grandkids (inc. Amara), and 11 great-grandkids; Amara from Belton, TX is a freshman and nursing major at the University of Mary Hardin-Belton who wants to be a travel nurse

Pat McNeese (female) & Wanda Long: Pat from Milner, GA has been married for almost 21 years and has a blended family of seven kids, 28 grandkids (including Wanda), and no great-grandchildren); Wanda from Virginia Beach, VA is a psychology major who enjoys modeling, reading, and spending time in nature

Bella & Gary Coonis: from Acton, CA; Gary’s a relief pitcher usher at Dodger Stadium; his granddaughter Bella’s a nursing major; they enjoy camping and going to George Strait concerts

P & W: $4K WCCoonises: $10,800 | A & G: $15,702 cash & D.R.

GRAND TOTAL: $30,502

Scary moments

-Too many duds throughout the game, including SEVEN aired ones during the Speed-Up.

A & G got two PAINFUL BANKRUPTS costing them the $10,722 FRANCE trip in Round 1 and then the $10K MW.

-We were nothing above the minimum for team weeks before the Prize Puzzle assuming both opening Toss-Ups are solved.

-In the PP/Express Round…

E _ _ _ _ R I N G / T H E
G R E A T / _ _ T _ _ _ R S

The Coonises said a CRITICAL DUD of M to throw away $5,050.

-In the second Triple Toss-Up…

_ _ _ _ _ _ I _ L
_ L _ _ _ _ T

Bella goofed with PHYSICAL ELEMENT.

-Speed-Up took too long again, and there was a NULL CYCLE cut out after the Coonises called a questionable dud of J.


$100K Bonus Round: A & G were literally going WAY OVERBOARD with their guesses in a bad way, and they also lose $40K. Furthermore, we’re on the verge of our first minimum sweep since Dec. 17, 2021.

My Rating: 4 (F+)

Mythman’s Rating: 3/10 (This Week Has Rapidly Gone Down the 🚽)

Jerry’s Rating: 3 (F)

LMaD Quickcap: 5/25/2023

Let's Make a Deal logo

How Many Perfect Deals?: 1

Car Win?: No

Big Deal revealed by descending door numbers (William by default):

SD (#2): BULL BBQ + Pawley’s Island hammock ($4,508)

MD (#3): Trip to Bahia Principe Grand Tulum ($8,894)


SOLE AIRED QD (Markell): Bill w/ a 0 on its 8-digit serial number ($300) – $

Rating: 6 (D+)

Unfortunately, that is our fiftieth car shutout of the season.

WoF Quickcap: 5/24/2023


Midweek grandparent/grandchild teams after Pat and Vanna make their DRAMATIC ENTRANCE…

Barb Marquardt & Hayden Partyka: Barb from St. Cloud, MN has slalom water-skied since childhood and is still doing so at age 70 (as of last summer); Hayden (also from MN) is an 8th grader and lifelong camper who’s ridden horseback since last year (her horse’s name is Scooter)

Ben Truax & Cindy Goodwin: from MN; Cindy has 11 grandkids and four great-grandkids; her youngest grandchild, Ben, is a 9th grader and the proud owner of one of ten horses on his family’s ranch

Rowena Cherry & Danielle Harris: from Louisville, KY; Rowena’s been married to Richard for 55 years (as of this year) and has two kids and five grandkids; her youngest grandchild, Danielle, is a 7th grader who enjoys drawing and writing stories

R & D: $7,650 (including gift tag) | B & H: $31,574 cash & Bahamas WCB & C: $2K GOOSSEGG

GRAND TOTAL: $41,224

Scary moments

-In the PP/Express Round…

A / _ E _ I _ H T _ U _
R E S O R T / _ _ / T H E

Rowena’s team won’t be going to A BEAUTIFUL RESORT BY THE SEA since she blew the second word to throw away $3,050 and the MDW. We got a $0 Prize Puzzle win as a result.

-In the first Triple Toss-Up…

_ E A _

Ben missed with REAL EFFORT, and there was no TEAM EFFORT at all for this one because we ended up getting our SIXTH (and likely final) TRIPLE STUMPER of the season, surpassing S24 for most triple stumpers in one season.

-In the third Triple Toss-Up…

_ A S _ – D _ T C H
E _ F O R T

Barb was a letter off with FAST-DITCH EFFORT.

-The Speed-Up took way too long and was filled in completely before being solved.

Yet another batch of generic categories on offer: PHRASE/PEOPLE/THING

$100K Bonus Round: This show is ALWAYS EVOLVING, but B & H don’t realize this and they also lose $40K.

My Rating: 6 (D+)

Mythman’s Rating: 4/10

Jerry’s Rating: 5 (D) (fell apart after the Round 2 PR)

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims

Tough luck for Ben and Cindy.

I guess it wasn’t enough to hurt Jeopardy’s winnings. Again, due to no cars offered this week, I can’t called this a car shutout as it requires at least two shows.

J! Quickcap: 5/24/2023

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New Challengers
-Joyce Sun, a retired lawyer from Bloomfield, NJ
-Ed Petersen, a planning technician from Orlando, FL

New Champ: Lynn Di Vito (1-day: $11,800)

Correct/Incorrect: 43/9
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 2/3

Unplayed Clues ($ left on the board): 2 ($3,600)

Coryat Score: $32,400 (-$7,600 vs. yesterday)
Lach Trash: $10,400 from 12 triple stumpers (+$2,400 and +5 TS vs. yesterday)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600 (+$2K vs. yesterday)

Daily Double Correct Answers0 (DDS #2)

: $6,400 | Ed: $10,400 | Joyce: $10,800 (Combined: $27,600)

Final Jeopardy! Correct AnswersWASHOUT (Who is Liszt?)

Winner: Ed ($7,999)

My Rating: 1 (F-)

Mythman’s Rating: 1/10 (On Pace for Its Worst F*** Up Week of the Season)

Jerry’s Rating: 2 (F-)

With that, we got our second daily double shutout of the season.

I’m pretty sure Wheel will continue to hurt Jeopardy’s winnings tonight.

TPiR Quickcap: 5/24/2023

The Price is Right logo

First Four: William Arango, Jada Brown, Wendy Valdez, David Bookman
1/2 Off: David ($2,588) wins the $10K (GT: $12,904)

Next: Nina Carlson
Squeeze Play: William ($1,396) removes the wrong digit

Next: Patrick Bonfig (Cottonwood, AZ)
That’s Too Much: Wendy ($1,750) stops too early and loses the Chevrolet Equinox

SCSD #1 Winner: Wendy

Next: Nicole Hale-Willis
Bullseye: Nicole ($2,066) hits the bullseye (GT: $9,446)

Next: Marty Lefkowitz
One Away: Nina ($564) 9’s out and loses the Volkswagen Taos resulting in a car wipeout

Last: Rita Mahserejian
One Wrong Price: Marty ($990) picks a correct price

Off to the FFBC: Jada

SCSD #2 Winner: Nina (won $11K in the Spin-Off for a new total of $11,564)

Showcase WinnerNina ($45,863) (high showcase)

Games won: 2 of 6 — Final Total: $72,349

Rating: 5 (D-)

Jerry’s Rating: 6 (D+)

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims

Things just didn’t go Jada’s way.

Due to LMaD not offering cars today and Wheel not offering cars all this week, Car Shutouts and Car Dilemmas won’t happened as it requires at least two shows that offers cars.