Contestant of the Year 2022

Contestant(s) of the Year: Amy Schneider wins the 2022 ToC; Ryan Zsiga wins $100K+ the hard way on Wheel XL premiere week; The Lebonese dance troupe Mayyas win $1M becoming the 17th AGT champs; Taylor Hale not only becomes the first African-American HouseGuest to win Big Brother but also the first to win America’s Favorite HouseGuest, and she was awarded $800K ($750K for the championship, plus $50K for being the winning HouseGuest) for that

Honorable Mentions: Andrew He and Sam Buttery were the other finalists along w/ Amy; and don’t forget about Ryan Long and Mattea Roach; We had a PBRW on Wheel for the second yr. in a row; Lorraine & Mark Mendiola went against all odds on the TPiR primetime special and won a difficult setup of Cliffhangers & went to face the Yuns in the showcase w/ $55,526 (both couples were car game winners, BTW)

Zonk Contestant(s) of the Year: Jake Marvin came totally unprepared on the 7/5 ep. of J!; Christy Snider WSD’d by $34 in a double over; Nicholas Garabedian foolishly bid $52K on his trip/boat showcase and was over by a whopping $17,843 on what has to have been one of the DUMBEST overbids in the show’s history; Monica’s One Fish, Two Fish Car Pong fiasco resulting in her not getting a single ball into one cup leaving the game empty-handed; Robyn Brewer’s sloppy performance after a painful BANKRUPT and her search for a husband got harder; Alejandra Gomez-Murillo’s brutal playing of Triple Play losing out on a potential $140K in cash and prizes; Same story as Alejandra for Sandra, Linda & Kathleen during the Friendsgiving special; Zach Flax paid a hefty price for his greed because in the Bonus Round on PYL he was close to approaching the $500K mark to win $1 million and left w/ a measly $27,750 ($25K in the last spin plus $2,750 from the maingame) due to his unnecessary Whammy

Best Moments: Double $100K win Celeb Wheel episode on 10/9; More $100K wins on Wheel including the first-ever instance of not two but three in a row (and also the first time that many had occurred in the same wk.); Melissa Parrigo wins a ’22 Audi E-Tron worth a whopping $123,950 from 10 Chances; Mike Halpern celebrating his $100K win by making confetti angels; Zakia gives up a Jeep for a 111-day $76,006 cruise; Joel Madden wins $100K rebounding from his $1M loss

Worst Moments: Awful quarterfinals round of the J! National College Championship (especially the last games); Disastrous month of June for J!; The nightmare of Hawaii Week on Wheel which was indeed one of the worst weeks of the entire series; Awful Season 3 of Celeb Wheel save for few highlights; Andre Rush’s brutal playing of One Die Galaxy w/ a $347,093 Lamborghini in play; FEATHER IN YOUR CAP fiasco and its sequels; Kristine Thompson dropping the F-bomb on Wheel; A WHOPPING NINE AIRED DUDS (four in a row (incl. a very baffling F call early on) and then after the good C another five in a row) during S-U on the 4/6 WoF ep.; Three straight BD skunks for the first time since May 2015 and first before Easter since 2018; Megan Wachspress won a measly $401 on her fifth game which resulted in her setting a record for lowest five-day score in modern J! history; Alane Delinski almost instantly becomes a $1M loser in the Bellamie Blackstone era; Joel Madden becomes the second celebrity to lose $1M on Celeb Wheel; Both XL weeks so far had $100K losses on Day 2; Possibly the first-ever instance of four straight BD knockouts on LMaD late November (and also a car game gooseegg for that month, and that is believed to be the worst month in the show’s entire history)


Our New Identity — The Evolution Continues

With the recent addition of 25 Words or Less as the fifth regular show in our rotation, our site continues to grow and evolve, and as we continue to grow and evolve we will embark on a new identity. And as the years go by we will continue to provide for you, the readers, quick short recaps on TPiR, LMaD, J!, WHEEL and now 25 Words (& other shows, occasionally) for the TL;DR known as Quickcaps (sometimes called Quickies (NOT to be confused w/ Quickie Deals)).

Ladies and gentlemen…


…this is the new GSQ (Game Show Quickies). This is our new identity. Streamlined, simplified and future-proof. The evolution continues.

Readers, don’t forget to click FOLLOW on the bottom of your screen & follow us on Twitter (@gameshowquikies) & Tumblr! 🙂

And if you would also like to check out “The World of Skipps Largo”, the personal site of the founder of GSQ, click HERE.

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Rules for Spoilers

Here are some spoiler rules that I must establish for myself & my fellow admins:

  • Any first-run LMaD, TPiR & 25 Words Quickcap posted before 5pm(ET) must contain a spoiler stamp in the title and then a “Read more” tag below the logo. The spoiler tag may be removed after said time.
  • Any first-run J! & WoF Quickcap posted before 11pm(ET) must contain a spoiler stamp in the title and then a “Read more” tag below the logo. The spoiler tag may be removed after said time.
  • All weekly stats must wait until after 11pm(ET) to be published(LMaD, TPiR & 25 Words weeks ending before Friday are exempt from this rule, which in this case can be posted after 5pm(ET).)
  • Do not post misleading or spoiling images in the post without posting the show’s logo on top of the post (e.g.: Posting a bull picture on a WoF episode w/ no logo whenever there’s a $100K/$1M loss) — In other words, you MUST NOT FORGET to put the show’s logo on top of the post above the “Read More” tag to avoid spoilers by a bear or bull or skunk, and also make sure to put a “(SPOILER)” label in the title.
  • Be sure to put on the spoiler tag BEFORE publishing as they ARE linked to share on Twitter & Tumblr (Talking to you, @gomezvintagereviews).
  • Spoiler tags are not needed for primetime shows such as Celebrity WoF, Celebrity J!, The Wall, TPiR at Night and more.
  • You’re not allowed to put a warning that an episode will be bad or good on top of a first-run or fictional Quickcap, because it will serve as a major spoiler to those who have missed the episode. Retro Quickcaps are okay as those episodes have aired years ago.

And another IMPORTANT rule for all readers to follow: NO POSTING SPOILERS ON ONE SHOW IN THE COMMENTS ON A POST FOR ANOTHER SHOW (e.g.: Wheel of Fortune spoiler comment on a Jeopardy! post – and that means you, Deepscan!).

Thank you for understanding.