Announcement for today

I won’t be able to do any Quickcaps today due to circumstances out of my control. Tomorrow and Friday are questionable (though I’m likely to do TPiR, 25 Words and/or LMaD on the latter).

@gomezvintagereviews has you covered for everything today except 25 Words which I will do at a later time.


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-)

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-)

WoF Quickcap: 2/6/2023

Oh yeah, this week marks the one-year anniversary of the historic $100K threepeat on the show.


Theme of the wk.: 🚌WHEEL Across America🚌

Any of these three contestants could be taking a WONDERFUL ROAD TRIP across our country
Cory Cannataro (🏳️‍🌈), a recently married man to Joe w/ three dogs who enjoys skydiving, traveling, and cooking from Mahopac, NY
Holly Corley, a newlywed to Marine Corps veteran Chad who’s been golfing since she was seven years old and a fan of the Arizona State Sun Devils from Phoenix
Barbara Rainier, a married lady who saw a lot of movie stars at MGM Studios w/ her friends when she was a teenager from Hemet, CA (grew up in Culver City)

Final Scores: Barbara: $4K/Cory: $25,550 cash & C.R/Holly: $11,650

GT: $41,200
Tonight’s Bankrupt Trash (minus MW $): $3,800 + WC

Scary moments

-In R1…

S O A P / O P E R A
& / _ A _ _ I N G

Barbara doesn’t count her N’s and blows the solve w/ SOAP OPERA & DANCING STAR to watch $7,050 go down the drain.

-In R3…

T A K I N G / S O M E
T I M E / _ O _
M _ S E _ _

Barbara blows another solve by leaving out the second word of SOME (even though that word was filled out on the board, and that went VIRAL).

BR categories: PHRASE/AtH/THING

Not so sure about that…

BR car of the week: Chevrolet Blazer

$100K Bonus Round: ON A DAILY BASIS we write “Quickcaps” on game shows. As for Coryhe’s won $40K and will be counting every penny of that this often (despite losing a WC).

Cory’s Final Total: $65,550 cash & C.R.

New GT: $81,200

My Rating: 6 (D+) (maingame wasn’t great save for R1)

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

J! Quickcap: 2/6/2023

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Today’s challengers
-Jesse Lampert, a sales executive from L.A.
-Tanya Parrott, a librarian from Gainesville, VA

Returning champion: Matthew Marcus (2-day $66,000)

Correct/Incorrect: 47/7
Rebounds/Rebound Attempts: 0/1

Unplayed Clues ($ left on the board): 1 ($1,600)

Coryat Score: a lackluster $31,800
Lach Trash: $11,400 from 10 triple stumpers
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,200

Daily Double Correct Answers: 1

Pre-FJ! Scores: Matthew: $13,400/Tanya: $10,600/Jessa: $4,600 (Combined: $28,600)

Final Jeopardy! Correct Answers: 3

Winner: Matthew ($21,400 (3-day $87,400))

Tanya, those overly-conservative wagers of yours cost you dearly. Not well played at all, ma’am. -__- Up next are Carolyn Shivers from Grand Island, NY and Greg Snyder from Las Vegas.

My Rating: 5 (D-) (apart from the FJ! sweep, bad episode)

Mythman’s Rating: 5/10 (Not a episode worth watching Because of Tanya)

TPiR Quickcap: 2/6/2023

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First Four: Troy Jefferies, Ellen Wheeler, Yosef Frank and Gladys Garcia
Bonkers: Gladys (by default; $1,020) will be going BONKERS watching the bubbles pop up in the hot tub (GT: $10,210)

Next: James Romero
One Wrong Price: Troy (by default; $770) gets bamboozled on the electric grill

Up next: Alexis Coticchia
Pass the BuckJames ($1,523) wins $6K (GT: $7,523)

SCSD #1 Winner: Troy (Wins $1K — $1,770)
Dud Spins: James 2x

Followed by: Jesse Clouse
Flip Flop: Ellen Wheeler ($1,200 + $500 PB) flips upside down to despair (first loss by FLIPPING since 3/2/2017)

Next from the audience: Frances Noriega
Shell Game: Alexis ($650) is unable to come out of her shell (GT: $875)

Today’s last calling: Staci Mitchell
Line ’em UpFrances ($1,999) lines up to a car wipeout and skunked second half via double underbid

SCSD #2 Winner: Ellen

Takes a pitiful walk to the FFBC: Yosef

Showcase Winner: Troy ($45,257)

Games won: 1 of 6 (1 partial)Final Total: $67,564

My Rating: 4 (F+)

Stamp of Rejection v3

Boot to Gooseeggs and FFBC Victims
Nothing Yosef could’ve done to get out of that situation.

LMaD Quickcap: 2/6/2023

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Please let this week go so much better than those last handful of disasters.

How Many Perfect Deals?: 1

Car Win?: No

Zonk Victim: Debbie
Zonk Survivor: Kenny

Big Deal revealed by descending door numbers and increasing values (Wally – Gives up LG kitchen ($6,995)):
SD (#3): Hisun Strike 250 EFI
MD (#2): Spa + Yogibo beanbags ($8,892)- M.O.
BD (#1): Mitsubishi Outlander Sport AWC

Quickie Deals:
Christina: Sports equip. ($400)- $
India: Mini pencil sharpener (Jonathan)($500)- X
Michelle: AAA battery (Tiffany)($300)- $

My Rating: 5 (D-)

25 Words Quickcap: 2/6/2023


Challengers w/ Lisa Ann Walter: Lori & Jennifer (dance moms)
Champs w/ Jaleel White: Shawn & Maya (married) — 2-day prizes

Round 1
Turn #1 answers: GRAFFITI, JOCKEY, SALTINE, “FULL HOUSE” & ELF; Bid: 14 (Jaleel)- First blow
Turn #2 answers (Lori v. Shawn): ADAM, LUCK, THERMOMETER, EXPRESS & HIEROGLYPHICS; Bid: 15 (Shawn)- Make it two

Superfan of the Day: Steve (FOX 9+)


Round 2
Green Words (250): GRACELAND (Jaleel), GEMINI, MAP (Lisa Ann), KETCHUP (Jaleel) & SORRY
Yellow Words (500): MARE, “MANDALORIAN” (Lisa Ann), DRAMATIC (“Slotomania”), GYRO (Lisa Ann) & HUNGER (Jaleel- “Slotomania”)
Red Words (1000): FRUITY PEBBLES (Lisa Ann), SHOULDER PADS (Jaleel), BAT CAVE (Jaleel), THOROUGHBRED & IMMUNITY (Lisa Ann)

At Stake: Lisa Ann (3250); Jaleel (3K + $250 “Slotomania” bonus)

Challengers: Sweep (4250)
Champs: Could never get GRACELAND (They leave w/ Tommy Bahama and $250 along w/ the other two prizes)

Money Round: Lori gets only six words and did not have time for the last one — They win BertellO.

My Rating: 5 (D) (tanked rapidly starting w/ the outgoing champs’ bad R2 loss)

Contestant of the Week for January 30-February 3, 2023

Ike Barinholtz, winning the $1 MILLION GRAND PRIZE from becoming the Celebrity Jeopardy! Season 1 Champion, is your Contestant of the Week. I enjoyed watching every second of the finale. The three celebs went into FJ! w/ a combined score of $97,500! In fact, the entire day for this show, both syndicated and primetime, was clean swept all across the board for Daily Doubles and Final Jeopardy!! Ike’s final score of 72,001 was enough for him to take the trophy! We will find out if this show will be renewed again for a second season, but you bet it will 100% be renewed (unlike the celeb primetime version of the sister show)!

Honorable mentions:

-Thomas Angulo was our FOURTH DOUBLE SHOWCASE WINNER on the TPiR Cancer Awareness special (true DSW, as a matter of fact) for a final total of $104,018 in prizes becoming this season’s second-biggest solo winner (third overall)!

-Christy Ward becomes the second contestant on Wheel this season to win over $100K the hard way winning a Lincoln Corsair Standard worth $45,070 plus $40K XL bonus for a final total of $112,570 cash & prizes!

-Brandon Rowley won a trip to this Sunday’s Grammys on TPiR in the showcase! Sadly, this was the only one offered across either of the Fremantle shows this week.

-Lisa & Frank netted $102K on Lingo.

-We had our first perfect PG show and fourth Car Winners’ showcase this season on the TPiR At Night Superfans Special, and ANOTHER SEASON HIGH GRAND TOTAL OF $243,978!!! Too bad Money Game was played first so Deepscan couldn’t count it as official on Bobby’s site.

-25 Words or Less has been renewed for a fifth season, and David & Jessa decided to retire undefeated to get back to their day jobs after Wednesday w/ a final total of $62,750 + 10 prizes (about $90K in total)!!

-I don’t normally cover this, but Sam is this week’s Chopped champion.

-The Big Deal losing streak dating back to January 12th was finally snapped in this Friday’s LMaD episode.

Well, after having a lot positive to report this week, I had to get to the stinkers eventually. Okay, here it goes… Zach, recording artist, who ended up singing a song of losing, after striking out on LMaD’s Fabulous Car of the Week, a Mercedes-Benz E350 sedan worth $63,960 (that song…a no-hit wonder called “Driven To Lose”), is your Zonk Contestant of the Week, being one of the handful of Unfabulous Car SKUNK victims in this UNFABULOUS FAILURE of a week for this show. If Tracy hadn’t saved our bacon snapping the ridiculous BD losing streak, this week could’ve been A LOT worse.

Dishonorable mentions:

-Meg Clark blew an easy BR puzzle of BINGO NIGHT for $40K. Her combo of HGCI filled in all but the first and last letters of the first word…

_ I N G _

Yeah, I could understand her being tripped up on that first word, but she made stupid guesses such as BIGWINGSPINGS, and KINGS never getting the non-existent S at the end out of her head. We were worried that she might’ve cost us a potential PBRW as we would follow to go 3-1 after Thursday, although she ended up being off the hook. Still, that was hard to watch happen. Didn’t help that the maingame was rough as earlier she had called a CRITICAL DUD of K to throw away $12,350, and Mateena Hough also had a PAINFUL BANKRUPT to throw away $11,200 resulting in a $0 prize puzzle win.

-Yes, even Christy’s WoF episode had its epic fails such as Antonio Lovari’s THE HEARTS OF CALIFORNIA which doesn’t fit the puzzle nor category and…

T H E / T H _ I _ _
O F / _ / _ I F E T I _ E

Female Cody Burlow BLOWS IT on her next pick w/ U — seriously, girl? -__- We got a $0 prize puzzle win as a result.

-If the car game skunk, brutal playing of Beat the Dealer and a few total flameouts on LMaD weren’t bad enough, we also started the week right off the bat w/ OUR NINTETEENTH BD KNOCKOUT THIS SEASON.

-Tuesday’s TPiR episode was a true fail-fest. Garen Zakarian went over on his showcase after letting his greed get the better of him on Temptation (although he did win $1K SCSD bonus). Carol Adinolfi who was in the audience in the At Night Redemption special and lost 1/2 Off 15 yrs. ago failed to redeem also losing on Flip Flop. Gail Botts triggered the first instance of Lucky Seven being lost before the last digit could be revealed since 4/29/2019. And Ronnie Davidson deserved being sent to the FFBC for his lousy bids early in the show even though he suffered bad luck in the latter half.

-Tuesday’s J! episode saw a regular-play-worst $14K Coryat be lost to incorrect responses.

-Cheap Wednesday showcases dragged the midweek TPiR episode all the way down. And Diane Iselin left emptyhanded from her playing of Take Two then had two dud spins during the SCSD and also lost the showcase.

-Emily Volpert and Kelsey Mead both played sloppily on Wednesday’s WoF episode. Emily neglected to call the multiple M’s and T’s before solving in R, and then on the _______ PLACE crossword in R2, she BLOWS IT BIG TIME w/ R to throw away $3,400 and MDW — RLUE?! LIRENSE?! -__- And then after calling the C, Kelsey also FLUNKS OUT w/ an A for awful purchase — UGH. 😡

-Dismal second half of Thursday’s 25 Words episode w/ both teams missing words in R2 and only five correct words in the Money Round.

-Thursday’s Wheel also saw a lot go to waste in critical penalties, but that’s nothing compared to what happened on Friday — In R1…

C A K E / &
C _ I _ _

Tom O’Neill doesn’t count the R’s carefully and blows the solve w/ CARROT CAKE & CINNAMON CRISP to watch $10,800 cash & GC go down the drain for him — oh brother. -__- Madi Smith also saw a Collette trip go to waste w/ S for sorry in R2, and then in R3…

H O W / D O / Y O U
_ _ Y / T H _ _ _ / Y O U
_ _ / _ T _ _ _ _ _ ?

She makes a CRITICAL PURCHASE of E to throw away $10,550 plus the $12,400 Italy trip — MAJOR OUCH. Now the producers were TOYING WITH THE IDEA of giving away the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport to Tom, but he’s painfully off on the first word and not surprisingly Meg is off the hook.

Wheel of Fortune Season 40 Week 21 Stats

Total for this Week: $347,727
-Maingame: $178,182
-BR Wins: $169,545

Total for the Season: $6,270,159
-Maingame: $4,125,759
-BR Wins: $2,144,400

Prize Wedge Wins: 28

Gift Tag Wins: 30

MW Wins: 9
MW was Flipped-Declined: 41-13
MW Flip was $10KBANKRUPT: 17-24
$10K MW was Next to LaT$650: 15-26

EXPRESS was Played-Passed: 25-3
Gone all the Way: 13
Stopped Too Soon: 0
Crashes: 12

WC Usages: 21
-Maingame: 2 (on $3,500)
-BR: 19

5-Round Games: 11

Perfect Rounds: 48

Gooseegg Victims: 19

Toss-Up Triple Stumpers: 4

Triple Toss-Up Sweeps: 15 (6 swept every Toss-Up)

Red Winners: 41
Yellow Winners: 34
Blue Winners: 30

Players who Needed the PP to Win: 25 (17 lost BR)

Average Maingame Winning Score this Week: $24,526 (+$5,417)
Average Maingame Winning Score this Season: $25,534 (-$51)

This Week’s BANKRUPT Trash: $22,150
Total BANKRUPT Trash for the Season: $441,098 + 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: 12
BANKRUPT-Free Games: 5
Penalty Spin-Free Games: 7

WCs: Week: 0, Season: 23
MDWs: Week: 0, Season: 11
$10K MWs: Week: 0, Season: 0
Prize Wedges: Week: 0, Season: 5
Gift Tags: Week: 0, Season: 10

Unclaimed Cardboard
: Week: 1, Season: 14
$10K MWs: Week: 1, Season: 8
Prize Wedges: Week: 2, Season: 13
Gift Tags: Week: 1, Season: 20

Unused WCs: 13
Unused MDWs: 6

Top Winning Totals

  1. $126,450 (Jan. 19)
  2. $123,090 (Sept. 14)
  3. $112,570 (Jan. 31)

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: 73
Middle of Round 4: 21
Start of Round 5+: 10
Middle of Round 5+: 1

Spun by Red: 40
Spun by Yellow: 29
Spun by Blue: 36

Final Spin Amounts
$1,500: 34
$1,550: 7
$1,600: 11
$1,650: 18
$1,700: 15
$1,800: 2
$1,850: 6
$1,900: 9
$6K: 3

Final Spins Edited Out: 9


BR Win Record: 48-57 (.457)

PBRWs: 0
4-1 Weeks: 3
3-2 Weeks7
2-3 Weeks: 6
1-4 Weeks: 3

MDBRs: 6

Letter Combo Wipeouts: 4 (TOTAL TRAINWRECKS: 0)

BR Categories
EVENT: 7/15; 3-4
FOOD & DRINK: 10/17; 6-4
FUN & GAMES: 4/7; 2-2
IN THE KITCHEN: 3/3; 2-1
LIVING THING(S): 6/6; 3-3
PERSON/PEOPLE: 9/19; 4-5
PHRASE: 30/90; 11-19
PLACE(S): 9/20; 6-3
THING(S): 6/105; 0-6
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?: 14/19; 6-8

BR Prizes
CAR: 14/31
$40K: 26/56
$45K: 6/11
$50K: 1/3
$100K (or $1M): 1/4

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
  • 2 Lincoln Corsairs
  • 2 maZDa CX-9s
  • 1 Ford Escape SE
  • 1 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

MDBR Result
Landed on $1M: 1
1-3 Spaces Away: 2
4-6 Spaces Away:
6-9 Spaces Away: 1
10-12 Spaces Away: 3

BR Wins Despite Losing WC to BANKRUPT: 3
Non-$100K Wins After Losing MDW to BANKRUPT: 4

My Weekly Rating: 7 (C-)